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# Reasoning: Puzzles & Input Output for SBI Clerk & Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-6): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Eight candidates A, G, L, N, P, Q, R and S have applied for IBPS exam for different banks, viz BOB, BOI, Dena Bank, UBI, OBC, Indian Bank, Corporation Bank and UCO Bank but not necessarily in the same order. There are five male and three female candidates in this group. Each male and each female has applied from his/her city, viz Jaipur, Delhi, Noida, Kanpur, Patna, Ranchi, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. No male has applied from Ranchi and Kanpur.

P has applied for Indian Bank from Ghaziabad. The one who has applied for Corporation Bank is neither from Noida nor from Kanpur. G has applied for OBC. His sister L has applied for Dena Bank from Jaipur. The one who belongs to Delhi has applied for BOB. The one who has applied from Noida is not a female. N has applied for UBI and her friend has applied for BOB. Q is from Gurgaon and has not applied either for Corporation Bank or for UCO Bank. The one who has applied for UCO Bank has applied neither from Patna nor from Noida. S has applied from Kanpur. A does not apply from Patna.

1. Which of the following groups is a group of female applicants?

1) G, N, L

2) N, Q, S

3) L, N, S

4) P, Q, R

5) None of these

2. Who among the following has applied from Ranchi?

1) P                         2) N                        3) S

4) L                         5) None of these

3. Which of the following combinations is true?

1) A – UBI – Ranchi

2) R – Corporation Bank – Noida

3) L – UCO Bank – Jaipur

4) G – OBC – Noida

5) None of these

4. Who among the following has applied for BOB?

1) A                        2) S                         3) N

4) Q                        5) None of these

5. G belongs to which of the following cities?

1) Delhi

2) Ranchi

3) Noida

4) Gurgaon

5) None of these

6. Four of the five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1) P            2) R           3) A           4) L           5) Q

Directions (Q. 7-11): Study the following information carefully and 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 an input and its rearrangement.

Input:     51 rest 11 loan 21 club 10 art 41

Step I:    art rest 11 loan 21 club 10 41 51

Step II:  art club rest 11 loan 10 21 41 51

Step III: art club loan rest 10 11 21 41 51

Step IV:   art club loan rest 1 4 9 25 36

Step IV is the last step of the above input. As per the rules followed in the above steps find the appropriate step for the given input.

Input:     water 13 ferry 15 place 16 boat 22 market 18 verb 12

7. What is the position of ‘place’ in Step III?

1) Sixth from the left

2) Fifth from the right

3) Fourth from the left

4) Sixth from the right

5) None of these

8. Which of the following would be at the 7th position from the right in Step V?

1) water

2) verb

3) 13

4) 15

5) None of these

9. How many steps will be required to complete the arrangement of the above input?

1) Four                   2) Five                    3) Six

4) Seven                5) None of these

10. Which step number would be the following output?

‘boat ferry market place verb water 12 13 15 16 18 22’

1) III                      2) IV                       3) VI

4) V                        5) None of these

11. If Step III of an input is as given below, what will be the input?

‘art cute junk 15 18 punch gun 23 28 35’

1) art cute 15 18 cute punch gun 35 28 23

2) 35 art cute 15 18 punch gun 23 28 junk

3) cute junk art 15 18 punch gun 23 28 35

4) Can’t be determined

5) None of these

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