IBPS Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Day 22

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Directions (1 – 5): Study the information given below and answer the given questions:

Eight friends—A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H—are sitting around a circular table not necessarily in the same order. Three of them are facing outward while five are facing towards the centre. There are equal number of males and females in the group.

C is facing the centre. E is sitting third to the right of C. F is sitting third to the left of E. Three persons are sitting between F and B. The immediate neighbours of B are females. G is sitting third to the right of F. D is sitting third to the right of A. A is not an immediate neighbour of E. The immediate neighbours of E are males and are facing the centre. The immediate neighbours of D are females and face outside. The one sitting third to the left of B is a male. No female is an immediate neighbour of G.

1. If all the friends are asked to sit in an alphabetical order starting from A in an anti clockwise direction, the positions of how many will remain unchanged (excluding A)?
A) Four
B) Three
C) Two
D) One
E) None
D) One
Explanation:

The final arrangement isM is male, F is female

2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
A) B
B) F
C) G
D) A
E) D
D) A
Explanation:

Except A, all other are facing at centre.

3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
A) BE
B) CG
C) GA
D) DH
E) AF
C) GA
Explanation:

Except GA, all other are sitting adjacently.

4. What is D’s position with respect to G?
A) Third to the left
B) Third to the right
C) Second to the left
D) Second to the right
E) None of these
B) Third to the right

5. Which of the following statements is correct according to the arrangement formed?
A) H is facing the centre.
B) A is facing the centre
C) The one who is second to the right of H is a female.
D) H is a male.
E) G is sitting second to the right of A
C) The one who is second to the right of H is a female

Directions (Q. 6-7): Read the following information carefully to answer the following questions.
‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is mother of B’
‘A # B’ means ‘A is father of B’
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is husband of B’
‘A % B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’

1. S @ Q \$ P # W indicates what relationship of S with W?
A) Paternal Grandmother
B) Maternal Grandmother
C) Paternal Grandfather
D) Maternal Grandfather
E) None of these
C) Paternal Grandfather
Explanation:

S and Q are husband wife. Q is the mother of P and P is the father of W.
So S is father of P and P is father of W. So S – paternal grandfather of W

2. Which of the following expression indicates ‘J is the sister of H’?
A) H \$ A @ P # J
B) J % A @ P \$ H
C) J \$ A @ P # H
D) H % A @ P \$ J
E) None of these
B) J % A @ P \$ H
Explanation:

J % A @ P \$ H –
J and H are children of A and P, and J being the daughter is a female, so J is sister of H.

3. How many pairs of letters are there in the word METALCASTING, each of which have as many letters between then in the word as they have between then in the English alphabet?
A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) More than three
E) More than three
Explanation:

In forward direction – EN, ST, AC
In backward direction – GI

4. In a row of 40 girls, when Komal was shifted to her left by 4 places her number from the left end of the row became 10. What was the number of Swati from the right end of the row of Swati was three places to the right of Komal’s original position?
A) 22
B) 23
C) 24
D) 25
E) 26
C) 24
Explanation:

When Sunaina’s place is changed to 4 places to her left, her position is 10 from the left end, this means that Sunaina’s original position should be 14 from the left. So this means Kirti’s position from left is 17. After Kirti there are (40-17) 23 girls are sitting in the row.
So when we see from right side, Kirti is sitting after 23 girls, i.e. at number 24 from the right

5. A man starts from point P and goes 5 km east, then he turns to his left and goes 5 km, next he turns to his right and walks 9 km, next to his left and goes 2 km. now he takes a left turn and finally stops at point Q after moving 13 km. Find the distance between P and Q (in km), and the direction he is now as seen from point P.
A) 7√2, South-West
B) 7, North
C) 5√2 , North-East
D) 5√2 , North
E) None of these
C) 5√2 , North-East
Explanation:

PQ = √OP2+QO2
= √72+12
= √50 km

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