# Reasoning: Alphanumeric Series Questions Set 16 (for Clerk Prelims)

Directions (1-5): Study the following letters/numbers/symbols sequence and answer the following questions.

D   4   &   3    E    Q    I   9    #     @     2    P    O    S     %    5     1    J    A    *      0    M    W      7      L     !       B     \$      N     U      6     H

1. How many symbols are there in the series, which are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number?
A) One
B) Two
C) Three
D) More than three
E) None
Option B
Explanation: S     %    5, A    *      0

2. If all the symbols are dropped from the series, which letter/number will be 7th to left of 16th letter/number from left end?
A) 5
B) O
C) P
D) 2
E) None of these
Option C
Explanation: 16th from left- 7th to left = 9th number/letter from left after dropping all symbols

3. Which of the following is 5th to right of 11th from right end of row?
A) !
B) \$
C) 7
D) B
E) 6

Option D
Explanation: right to right means from right end.. 11-5 = 6th from right end of row

4. Four of the following are alike in a certain way, so form a group. Find the odd one out – the one which does not belong to that group.
A) QE9
B) SO5
C) 0*J
D) @#P
E) \$BU

Option C

5. The following series follow a certain pattern. What will come in question mark (?) in the series:  HUD     NB&    !7E        W0I    ?
A) J*@
B) JA#
C) *A@
D) *J1
E) *J#
Option E

Directions (6-10)- Following questions are based on the five three digit number given below.

433    542    954     595     721       676

1. If the third digit of all odd numbers is increased by 3 and the third digit of all even numbers is increased by 2, then how many numbers thus formed will be divisible by 4?
A) One
B) None
C) Two
D) Four
E) All of the numbers
Option D
Explanation:
Numbers become — 436    544   956     598      724      678

2. If the first and second digits of all the numbers are interchanged, then which of the numbers thus formed will be the largest among all numbers?
A) 542
B) 433
C) 595
D) 721
E) 676

Option C

3. If the first and third digits of all the numbers are interchanged, then what is the difference between the third digit of largest number thus formed and the second digit of second smallest number thus formed?
A) 0
B) 2
C) 4
D) 3
E) 1

Option B
Explanation: Numbers are:
334    245    459     595     127       676
largest – 676 so third digit – 6, second smallest number – 245, second digit – 4
6 – 4 = 2
4. If the digits in all numbers are arranged in ascending order within the number, then how many numbers thus formed are greater than 500?
A) One
B) None
C) Two
D) Four
E) Three

Option C
Explanation:
334    245    459     559     127       667

5. If 2 is added to each of the numbers, and then the digits in all numbers are arranged in descending order within the number, what will be the sum of middle digits of each number thus formed?
A) 37
B) 26
C) 28
D) 35
E) 31
Option E
Explanation:
+2 –> 435    544    956     597     723       678
descending order ->>   543     544     965    975      732    876
4+4+6+7+3+7 = 31

1. Krishna Agrahari