## 12 September 2017

### Bank Exams Preparation - Reasoning Practice Questions

Directions (Q.1-5): 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 input and rearrangement.

Input: say dry 42 96 get 39 kite 67
Step I: 96 say dry 42 get 39 kite 67
Step II: 96 dry say 42 get 39 kite 67
Step III: 96 dry 39 say 42 get kite 67
Step IV: 96 dry 39 say 67 42 get kite
Step V: 96 dry 39 say 67 get 42 kite

Step V is the last step of the rearrangement. You have to answer the questions by following the same rules as illustrated above.

1. If the second step of an input is "76 from 48 super itself 56 18 went", how many more steps will be required to complete the arrangement?
1) Five 2) Six 3) Four 4) Three 5) None of these

2. Which step will be the last step of input for which the third step is "91 go 28 mock pet 43 lead 37?
1) Eighth 2) Seventh 3) Sixth 4) Fifth 5) None of these

3. What will be the third step if the input is "thirty days from now 32 56 87 24"?
1) 87 thirty days from now 32 56 24
2) 87 days thirty from now 32 56 24
3) 87 days 24 thirty from now 32 56
4) 87 thirty 24 days 32 from now 56
5) None of these

4. If the third step of an input is "65 daily 12 tie 42 23 foreign urgent", what will definitely be the input?
1) foreign 65 tie urgent 12 42 23 daily
2) foreign 65 urgent tie 42 daily 23 12
3) foreign 65 12 urgent tie 42 daily 23
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

5. If the second step of an input is "52 at deep follow 41 16 road 32" what will be the fifth step?
4) There will be no such step.
5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): Below in each question are given two statement (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be the effect of some independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices
correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.

1) If statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
2) If statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
3) If both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
4) If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
5) If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

6. (A) The government of India has allowed the private airline companies to operate an specified international routes.
(B) There has been a considerable increase in the flow of foreign tourists to India.

7. (A) Many seats in the private engineering colleges in the state have remained vacant this year.
(B) The government engineering colleges in the state could not accommodate all the students who sought admissions this year.

8. (A) The banks have decided to give advances to the priority sector at the rate of interest at par with the corporate sector.
(B) The percentage of bad loans given by the banks to the priority sector is very low as compared to the corporate sector.

9. (A) The state government has now decided to increase the stamp duty on house purchases with immediate effect.
(B) The real estate prices have decreased considerably during the last few months.

10. (A) Most of the steel manufacturing companies in the country have made considerable profit during the last fiscal year.
(B) Many Asian countries have been importing huge quantities of steel from India.

Key with Explanations:

(1-5): In the given word number arrangement machine, numbers are arranged alternately with words. Among numbers, first the largest number is taken to the leftmost side, then the smallest and so on. Among words, the first
word as per the alphabetical order is taken to the lowermost side, then the word coming last as per the alphabetical order and so on.

1-3; Step II: 76 from 48 super itself 56 18 went
Step III: 76 from 18 48 super itself 56 went.
Step IV: 76 from 18 went 48 super itself 56.
Step V: 76 from 18 went 56 48 super itself.
Step VI: 76 from 18 went 56 itself 48 super.

Step VI is the last step, so four more steps are required to complete the rearrangement.

2-2; Step III: 91 go 28 mock pet 43 lead 37
Step IV: 91 go 28 pet mock 43 lead 37
Step V: 91 go 28 pet 43 mock lead 37
Step VI: 91 go 28 pet 43 lead mock 37
Step VII: 91 go 28 pet 43 lead 37 mock

3-3; Input: thirty days from now 32 56 87 24
Step I: 87 thirty days from now 32 56 24
Step II: 87 days thirty from now 32 56 24
Step III: 87 days 24 thirty from now 32 56

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