# REASONING FOR SBI PO PRELIMS

Directions (6 – 10): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
A number preparation machine when given an input of numbers/words rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The subsequent is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.

Input: 44 First Engine 22 17 Product Mania 25 Illicit Outer 60 41
Step 1: Engine 44 First 22 17 Product Mania 25 Illicit Outer 41 60
Step 2: Engine 17 44 First 22 Mania 25 Illicit Outer 41 Product 60
Step 3: Engine 17 Illicit First 22 Mania 25 Outer 41 44 Product 60
Step 4: Engine 17 Illicit 25 First 22 Outer 41 Mania 44 Product 60
Step 5: Engine 17 Illicit 25 Outer First 41 22 Mania 44 Product 60
Step 6: Engine 17 Illicit 25 Outer 41 First 22 Mania 44 Product 60
Step 7: Engine 64 Illicit 49 Outer 25 First 16 Mania 64 Product 36
This is the final arrangement and step 7 is the last step for this input.

Input: 18 cotton interest 42 43 access 27 unique replace 65 58 lamp
6. Which word/number is third to the right of a ninth element from the right end in step 4?
A) cotton
B) interest
C) 65
D) 43
E) None of these
View Answer

Option E
In the last step::: initial with Vowel, smallest odd number, then vowel, then next odd number…..then
word with a consonant, next smallest even number
In the same way, steps are arranged.

Numbers in Step 7: Square of the sum of digits of the respective number.
Input: 18 cotton interest 42 43 access 27 unique replace 65 58 lamp
Step 1: access 18 cotton interest 42 43 27 unique replace 65 lamp 58
Step 2: access 27 18 cotton interest 42 43 unique 65 lamp replace 58
Step 3: access 27 interest 18 cotton 43 unique 65 lamp 42 replace 58
Step 4: access 27 interest 43 18 cotton unique 65 lamp 42 replace 58
Step 5: access 27 interest 43 unique cotton 65 18 lamp 42 replace 58
Step 6: access 27 interest 43 unique 65 cotton 18 lamp 42 replace 58
Step 7: access 81 interest 49 unique 121 cotton 81 lamp 36 replace 169

7. In step 5, if ‘27’ interchanges position with ‘cotton’ and ‘unique’ with ‘42’, then which word is
exactly cotton ‘27’ and ‘unique’?
A) 18
B) 65
C) interest
D) lamp
E) None of the above
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Option A

8. How many words are there in cotton words ‘18’ and ‘65’ in step 3?
A) Four
B) Three
C) Two
D) One
E) None of these
View Answer
Option B

9. Which step number is the following step?
Step: access 27 interest 43 unique cotton 18 65 lamps 42 replace 58
A) 5
B) 2
C) 7
D) 1
E) There is no such step
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Option E
10. Find the difference in numbers which is 5th from the right end in step 3 and 4th from the left end in step 7.
A) 9
B) 31
C) 16
D) 28
E) 22
View Answer
Option D
65 – 49 = 16

##### I. Read the subsequent data prudently to answer the given questions REASONING FOR SBI PO

10 scholars namely i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J of ten diverse colleges but not necessarily in the same order have test on five different days starting from Monday to Friday of the same week. Each scholar have test at two different time slots, i.e 08.00 AM or 11.00 A.M

Only two people have test between F and J. Neither E nor G does not have a test on Friday. I has a test on Tuesday at 08.00 A.M. H does not have test at 11.00 AM. The number of people who have a test between G and D is same as the number of people who have a test between C and H. D does not have a test on any one of the days after E. F does not have a test on any of the days after H. B has test immediately before I.

I do not have a test on any of the days before G. The one who has test at 08.00 A.M. immediately before J. D has a test immediately after the day of one who has test on Monday. F does not have a test at 11.00 A.M. Only three people have a test between G and E.
1. How many peoples have a test at 11’0 clock between E and H?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 2
D. 4
E. None of these.
Answer
Answer – C. 2

Explanation

Person              Day                  Time Slot

G                        Mon                 08.00 AM

B                        Mon                 11.00 AM

I                         Tue                    08.00 AM

D                       Tue                     11.00 AM

E                        Wed                   08.00 AM

C                        Wed                   11.00 AM

F                        Thu                      08.00 AM

A                        Thu                      11.00 AM

H                         Fri                        08.00 AM

J                          Fri                         11.00 AM

2. Who among the following people has a test at 8 A.M?
A. J
B. H
C. A
D. C
E. D
AnswerREASONING FOR SBI PO

Answer – B. H
3. Four among the following form a group in a certain way. Which of the following does not belong to Group?
A. B – Tuesday
B. D – Wednesday
C. G – Tuesday
D. A – Friday
E. H – Friday
Answer
Answer – E. H – Friday
4. Which of the following is correctly matched?
A. I – Monday
B. D – Tuesday
C. B – Friday
D. G – Tuesday
E. I – Wednesday
Answer
Answer – B. D – Tuesday
5. Who among the following has a test on Friday? REASONING FOR SBI PO
A. A, B
B. C, D
C. E, G
D. H, J
E. G, I
Answer
Answer – D. H, J