Mixed Reasoning Questions (IBPS RRB PO Main Exam – Memory Based)


We are sharing some of the memory based questions from Reasoning section asked in IBPS RRB PO (Scale-I) Main Exam held on 5th November 2017.


Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.  (5 questions)
A number arrangement machine when given an input of words/numbers, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.

Input: arty 36 doty 59 86 jasy bossy 25 fogy 41 ready 20
Step 1: 201 arty 36 doty 59 86 jasy bossy fogy 41 ready 252
Step 2: artily 201 36 doty 59 86 jasy fogy 41 ready 252 bossily 
Step 3: 363 artily 201 doty 59 86 jasy fogy ready 252 bossily 414
Step 4: dotily 363 artily 201 59 86 jasy ready 252 bossily 414 fogily 
Step 5: 594 dotily 363 artily 201 jasy ready 252 bossily 414 fogily 865
Step 5: jasily 594 dotily 363 artily 201 252 bossily 414 fogily 865 readily

This is the final arrangement and step 6 is the last step for this input.

Input: 70 nosy 94 angry 27 hungry 12 grumpy lazy 63 42 sorry

  1. What is the position of ‘sorry’ in step 4 from right end?
    A) 7th
    B) 9th
    C) 5th
    D) 4th
    E) 8th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Words: taken in ascending order.. and last letter ‘y’ removed with ‘ily’ in each step arrangement in alternate steps. Double shifting

    Numbers in ascending order are taken and added 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in end respectively in alternate steps. Double shifting
    Input: 70 nosy 94 angry 27 hungry 12 grumpy lazy 63 42 sorry
    Step 1: 121 70 nosy 94 angry hungry grumpy lazy 63 42 sorry 272
    Step 2: angrily 121 70 nosy 94 hungry lazy 63 42 sorry 272 grumpily 
    Step 3: 423 angrily 121 70 nosy 94 hungry lazy sorry 272 grumpily 634
    Step 4: hungrily 423 angrily 121 70 nosy 94 sorry 272 grumpily 634 lazily 
    Step 5: 705 hungrily 423 angrily 121 nosy sorry 272 grumpily 634 lazily  946
    Step 6: nosily 705 hungrily 423 angrily 121 272 grumpily 634 lazily  946 sorrily 
  2. In step 5, if ‘sorry’ is related to ‘angrily’ in the same way as in step 3, ‘272’ is related to ‘hungry’ in a certain way, then in step 6, ‘634’ is related to which of the following in the same way?
    A) angrily
    B) 272
    C) sorrily 
    D) 121
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. What is the sum of numbers – 5th from the left end in step 2 and 4th from the right end in step 4?
    A) 358
    B) 343
    C) 366
    D) 365
    E) 339
    View Answer
    Option C
    94 + 272 = 366 
  4. In which of the following step number do the words/numbers ‘nosy sorry 272 grumpily’ occur together?
    A) 2
    B) 4
    C) 3
    D) 5
    E) There is no such step
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. How many words/numbers are there between ‘angrily’ and ‘grumpily’ in step 4?
    A) Two
    B) Six
    C) Three
    D) Five
    E) Two
    View Answer
    Option B

Directions (6-8): ‘A’ walks 10 km north from point Q to reach point H. He takes a left turn and walks 9 k to reach point S. On the other side, ‘B’ walks 5 km north from point Y to reach point J. Point Y is 9 km east from point Q. Next ‘B’ turns to his right and reached point D. Also ‘A’ turned left from point S and reached point M after walking 5 km.(3 questions)

  1. What is the difference between points M and J?
    A) 10 km
    B) 26 km
    C) 18 km
    D) 12 km
    E) Cannot be Determined
    View Answer
    Option C
    9+9 = 18 km
  2. If ‘B’ walks 4 km east from point Y, then he is in which direction with respect to point D?
    A) South
    B) North-west
    C) North-east
    D) North
    E) South-west
    View Answer
    Option D
  3. What is the shortest distance between points Q and D?
    A) √194 km
    B) √198 km
    C) √197 km
    D) √196 km
    E) √195 km
    View Answer
    Option A
    √ (13^2 + 5^2) = √194 km

Directions (9-10): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by two statements. Read all the statements and find that which statements are required to answer the question and answer accordingly. (5 questions)

  1. What is the code of ‘she’ in a certain code language?
    statement I:In a certain coding language ‘she fondly ate apples’ is written as ‘du  ki  aj  op’, ‘she fondly ate apples’ is written as ‘op  ki  du  sp’.
    statement II: In a certain coding language ‘he cut the apples’ is written as ‘ki  fo  sp  cf’, ‘she ate the apples’ is written as ‘ki  aj  fo  du’.
    A) Only I is sufficient 
    B) Both I and II are necessary 
    C) Only II is sufficient 
    D) Either I or II is sufficient 
    E) Neither I nor II is sufficient 
    View Answer
      Option D
    From both statements, ‘she’ is aj
  2. Who is tallest among all 6 six friends – A, B, C, D, E and F?
    statement I: B is taller than C and E both. B is not the tallest. A is taller than E. F is taller than D.
    statement II: A is shorter than B but taller than E. C is just above B in height among all 6 friends. F is taller than A. E is not the shortest.
    A) Only II
    B) Only I
    C) Neither I nor II
    D) Both I and II
    E) Either I or II
    View Answer
      Option  C



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    thanku ……Az

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  3. deepak meena

    bhai oues.9 and 10 nhi aaya smjh kaise hua either or kaise laga

    1. In 9th
      From both statements answer can be found, so either or
      In 10th Q
      From neither statement, answer can be found, so neither

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