# Reasoning based on SBI Clerk Prelims 2018: 25 June

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement (All numbers are two-digit numbers):
Input:          how 19 soon 28 69 38 look nice 70 gun
Step I:         gun 19 how soon 28 69 38 look nice 70
Step II:       how 28 gun 19 soon 69 38 look nice 70
Step III:      look 38 how 28 gun 19 soon 69 nice 70
Step IV:      nice 69 look 38 how 28 gun 19 soon 70
Step V:        soon 70 nice 69 look 38 how 28 gun 19
And Step V is the last step of the above input. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out the appropriate step for the given input.
As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 76 core 25 30 tower people each 46 52 help what 28
1. What is the position of ‘people’ in Step IV?
1) Fourth from the right      2) Fourth from the left
3) First from the left            4) Sixth from the right
5) None of these
2. Which step would be the following output?
tower 52 people 46 help 30 each 28 core 25 76 what
1) Step V               2) Step VII            3) Step VI
4) Step IV              5) There is no such step.
3. How many steps will be required to complete the arrangement?
1) Seven                2) Eight                  3) Six
4) Five                    5) None of these
4. Which of the following elements is third to the left of the 10th element from the left in Step III?
1) 46                       2) 76                       3) people
4) help                    5) None of these
5. How many elements are there between ‘tower’ and ‘76’ in the second-last step?
1) Eight  2) Seven                3) Nine   4) Six              5) None of these
Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G go for game practice on different days from Monday to Sunday. They like different games, viz Badminton, Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Tennis, Hockey and Table Tennis, but not necessarily in the same order.
C likes Cricket but goes neither on Saturday nor on Thursday. E practises on Tuesday and likes Hockey. A practises on Friday but likes neither Badminton nor Tennis. The one who practises on Monday likes Football. The one who likes Badminton practises on Wednesday. F likes Tennis. G likes Volleyball and practises on Saturday. D does not practise on Monday.
6. Who among the following likes Football?
1) A        2) B        3) E         4) C        5) None of these
7. On which of the following days does F practise?
1) Monday            2) Tuesday            3) Friday
4) Thursday          5) None of these
8. Which of the following combinations is true?
1) E – Thursday – Hockey
2) D – Tuesday – Badminton
3) C – Sunday – Cricket
4) F – Friday – Tennis
5) None of these
9. Who among the following practises on Sunday?
1) C        2) E         3) G        4) B        5) None of these
10. The one who goes for practice on Saturday likes which of the following games?
1) Tennis               2) Table Tennis    3) Cricket
4) Volleyball         5) None of these
11. The one who likes Tennis goes for practice on which of the following days?
1) Tuesday            2) Monday            3) Thursday
4) Sunday            5) None of these

(1-5);
In the rearrangement a word and a number are arranged on the left end in each step. The word that comes first in the alphabetical order gets arranged first and the smallest number comes with the word first.
Input: 76 core 25 30 tower people each 46 52 help what 28
Step I. core 25 76 30 tower people each 46 52 help what 28
Step II. each 28 core 25 76 30 tower people 46 52 help what
Step III. help 30 each 28 core 25 76 tower people 46 52 what
Step IV. people 46 help 30 each 28 core 25 76 tower 52 what
Step V. tower 52 people 46 help 30 each 28 core 25 76 what
Step VI. what 76 tower 52 people 46 help 30 each 28 core 25
1. 3
2. 1
3. 3
4. 2; Third to the left of 10th from the left = (10 – 3 =) 7th from the left. Hence 7th from the left end is ‘76’.
5. 3
6. 2;
7. 4
8. 3
9. 1
10. 4
11. 3