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# Reasoning Quiz for SBI PO/CLERK/IDBI & Other Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully 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 the input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers.)

Input:   76 pink 83 colour 79 each 65 owl ice 81

Step I:   each 76 pink 83 colour 79 65 owl ice 81

Step II:  each 65 76 pink 83 colour 79 owl ice 81

Step III:each 65 ice 76 pink 83 colour 79 owl 81

Step IV: each 65 ice 76 owl pink 83 colour 79 81

Step V:  each 65 ice 76 owl 79 pink 83 colour 81

Step VI: each 65 ice 76 owl 79 colour pink 83 81

Step VII:each 65 ice 76 owl 79 colour 81 pink 83

Step VII is the last step of the above input as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed above, find the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: magazine 14 desire 21 input 13 28 expire activate 25 30

1. Which step number is the following output?

activate 13 expire 14 input magazine desire 21 28 25 30

1) Step IV

2) Step V

3) Step VII

4) There is no such step

5) None of these

2. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘14’ and ‘25’ as they appear in the last step but one?

1) Two

2) Three

3) Four

4) Five

5) Six

3. Which word/number would be at the fifth position from the right in Step III?

1) desire

2) 14

3) input

4) 21

5) None of these

4. Which of the following represents the position of ‘input’ in the sixth step?

1) Seventh from the left

2) Fifth from the right

3) Fifth from the left

4) Sixth from the right

5) None of these

5. How many steps would be required to get the final output?

1) Six

2) Seven

3) Five

4) Nine

5) Eight

Directions (Q. 6-8): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

There are five bottles A, E, I, O and U arranged on a table but not necessarily in the same order. Bottle E is to the north of bottle O. Bottle I is to the south of bottle E. Bottle A and bottle U are in the east and west respectively of bottle I.

6. In which direction is bottle O with respect to bottle I?

1) South

2) North

3) Either 1) or 2)

4) East

5) North-east

7. If bottle I is exactly between E and O then in which direction is bottle A with respect to bottle O?

1) North

2) North-east

3) South-east

4) South

5) None of these

8. In which direction is bottle U with respect to bottle E?

1) South

2) South-east

3) West

4) South-west

5) None of these

9. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word EDITION each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series?

1) One

2) Two

3) Three

4) Four

5) None of these

10. In a certain code langauge RIVER is written as LUXOB. How is TEPID written in that code language?

1) HWRAF

2) HWQAF

3) HRNAF

4) AFRHW

5) None of these