# Reasoning MCQ for SBI PO/ Clerk 2018: 5 June

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Ten members  of a family are sitting in a restaurant in two parallel rows of chairs containing five people each, in such a way that there is equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, M, N, O, P and Q are seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2, A, B, C, D and E are seated and all of them are facing north. Each of them likes different flavours of ice cream, viz Butterscotch, Vanilla, Strawberry, Black Cherry, Chocobar, Mango Bar, Butter Cluster, Tutti Frutti, Orange Sorbet and Kurly Wurly but not necessarily in the same order. In the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
D sits third to the left of the person who likes Orange Sorbet. M, who likes Black Cherry faces the immediate neighbour of D. O, who likes Strawberry, sits second to the right of M. Only one person sits between N and P, who like Vanilla and Mango Bar respectively. B and E are immediate neighbours of each other. E who does not face M and N, likes Butterscotch. B does not like Orange Sorbet. A sits second to the right of the person who likes Choco Bar. C likes neither Black Cherry nor Butter Cluster. The one who likes Vanilla faces the one who likes Kurly Wurly. Q does not like Black Cherry.
1. Who likes Black Cherry?
1) Q        2) D        3) C        4) M       5) None of these
2. Who sits third to the left of N?
1) P         2) Q        3) M       4) O        5) None of these
3. Which of the following information is true in respect of the given information?
1) D likes Tutti Frutti.
2) P likes Mango Bar and sits on the immediate left of N.
3) A likes Black Cherry.
4) E is the immediate neighbour of B and D.
5) None of these
4. Who faces the one who likes Butter Cluster?
1) E         2) A        3) B        4) D        5) None of these
5. Which of the following combinations is false in respect of the given information?
1) D – Kurly Wurly              2) M – Black Cherry
3) Q – Orange Sorbet          4) Data inadequate
5) None of these
Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. All the numbers are two-digit numbers.
Input:       43 may june july 85 65 august april 24 68 28 march february 12
Step I:      may 43 june july 65 august april 24 68 28 march february 12 85
Step II:    march may 43 june july august april 24 68 28 february 12 85 65
Step III:   june march may july august april 24 68 28 february 12 85 65 43
Step IV:   july june march may august april 24 68 28 february 85 65 43 12
Step V:     february july june march may august april 68 28 85 65 43 12 24
Step VI:   august february july june march may april 68 85 65 43 12 24 28
Step VII:  april august february july june march may 85 65 43 12 24 28 68
Step VII is the last step. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the input given below.
Input:    sunday thursday 99 78 tuesday wednesday 85 19 friday 98 56 monday 22 saturday
6. Which of the following will be step IV of the rearrangement?
1) saturday sunday tuesday thursday wednesday 78 friday 98 monday 99 85 19 22 56
2) sunday saturday tuesday wednesday thursday 78 friday 98 monday 99 85 19 22 56
3) sunday saturday tuesday thursday wednesday 78 friday 98 monday 99 85 19 22 56
4) sunday saturday tuesday thursday wednesday 78 friday 98 monday 85 19 99 22 56
5) None of these
7. Which of the following is third to the right of the one that is eighth from the right end in step VI?
1) 85                                       2) friday
3) sunday                              4) 19
5) None of these
8. What will be the position of ‘wednesday’ in step V?
1) Fifth from the left           2) Eighth from the right
3) Sixth from the right        4) Eighth from the left
5) None of these
9. Which of the following will be the last step of the rearrangement?
1) monday sunday saturday tuesday thursday wednesday friday 98 99 85 19 22 56 78
2) friday monday sunday saturday tuesday thursday wednesday 98 85 99 19 22 56 78
3) friday monday sunday saturday thursday tuesday wednesday 99 85 19 22 56 98
4) friday monday sunday saturday tuesday wednesday thursday 98 85 99 56 22 78
5) None of these
10. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘tuesday’ and ‘98’ as they appear in the third step of the output?
1) One                    2) Two                   3) Four
4) Five                    5) Six

1. 4
2. 2
3. 5
4. 2
5. 3
(6-10);
The word–number arrangement machine rearranges one word and one number at a time in each step. It rearranges words in reverse alphabetical order from left, and numbers from right. The odd numbers are arranged in descending order and then the even numbers in ascending order.
Input: sunday thursday 99 78 tuesday wednesday 85 19 friday 98 56 monday 22 saturday
Step I: wednesday sunday thursday 78 tuesday 85 19 friday 98 56 monday 22 saturday 99
Step II: tuesday wednesday sunday thursday 78 19 friday 98 56 monday 22 saturday 99 85
Step III: thursday tuesday wednesday sunday 78 friday 98 56 monday 22 saturday 99 85 19
Step IV: sunday thursday tuesday wednesday 78 friday 98 56 monday saturday 99 85 19 22
Step V: saturday sunday thursday tuesday wednesday 78 friday 98 monday 99 85 19 22 56
Step VI: monday saturday sunday thursday tuesday wednesday friday 98 99 85 19 22 56 78
Step VII: friday monday saturday sunday thursday tuesday wednesday 99 85 19 22 56 78 98
6. 5
7. 1
8. 1
9. 5
10. 3
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