Reasoning Questions (Seating Arrangement) for IBPS Clerk Mains

Reasoning Questions (Seating Arrangement) for IBPS Clerk Mains
Reasoning Questions (Seating Arrangement) for IBPS Clerk Mains:
Dear Readers, Important Practice Reasoning Questions for Upcoming IBPS Clerk V Mains Exam was given here with Explanations. Aspirants those who are preparing for the examination can use this.


Directions (Q. 1-5): Read the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows containing five people each in such a way that there is equal distance between adjacent persons. In row I, J, K, L, M and N are seated and all of them are facing north and in row  2, P, Q, R, S and T are seated and are facing south (but not necessarily in the same order). Each person also likes a different cartoon character , namely Batman, Ben 10, Dexter, Donald Duck, Tom, Jerry, Noddy, Oswald, Superman and Spiderman (not necessarily in the same order).
N sits exactly in the centre of the row and faces the one who likes Tom. Only one person sits between S and the one who likes Tom. S faces one of the immediate neighbors of the one who likes Jerry. Only two people sit between K and the one who likes Jerry. K faces the one who likes Oswald. P faces one of the immediate neighbors of L. P does not like Oswald. M is an immediate neighbor of L.
The one who likes Donald Duck is not an immediate neighbor of L. T is not an immediate neighbor of P and faces the one who likes Ben 10. R faces the one who likes Superman. The one who likes Spiderman faces north. P does not face the one who likes Spiderman. The one who Batman sits on the immediate right of the person who likes Noddy. S does not like Batman.

1).Which of the following pairs represent the people sitting at the extreme ends of two rows?
a)   S, M
b)   Q, L
c)   P, N
d)   Q, J
e)   R, L

2).Who amongst the following likes Donald Duck?
a)   S
b)   P
c)   T
d)   R
e)   Q

3).Who amongst the following is the immediate neighbor of the one who likes Spiderman?
a)   The one who likes Jerry
b)   The one who likes Noddy
c)   K
d)   The one who likes Ben 10
e)   T

4).Which of the following cartoon Characters does T like?
a)   Batman
b)   Tom
c)   Jerry
d)   Noddy
e)   Oswald

5).Which of the following is definitely true as per the given arrangement?
a)   L faces R.
b)   Q likes Oswald.
c)   Q is immediate neighbor of P.
d)   The one who likes Superman is an immediate neighbor of p.
e)   The one who likes Dexter faces N.

Directions (Q. 6-9): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
J, K, L, M, N, O, P and R are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre. Each of them was born in a different year – 1971, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1990, but not necessarily in the same order.
M is sitting second to the right of K. L is sitting third to the right of J. L and J were born before 1980. Only the one born in 1984 is sitting exactly between J and K. N, who is the eldest, is not an immediate neighbor of J or M. R is older than only M. R is sitting second to the left of P. P is not an immediate neighbor of N. J is younger than L. K was born before O.

6).Who is the second oldest in the group?
a)   J
b)   L
c)   K
d)   P
e)   None of these

7).Who is sitting third to the right of O?
a)   The one born in 1979
b)   The one born in 1980
c)   The one born in 1985
d)   The one born in 1984
e)   None of these

8).In which year was R born?
a)   1979
b)   1975
c)   1980
d)   1985
e)   None of these

9).Which of the following statements is true regarding K?
a)   K is sitting fourth to the right of R.
b)   The one who was born in 1975 is on the immediate left of K.
c)   K is younger than R.
d)   There are four persons sitting between N and K.
e)   None of these

Answers:                         
1). a) 2). d) 3). a) 4). e) 5). c) 6). b) 7). a) 8). d) 9). e)

Solution:
Questions (1-5):
1. Answer: a)
2. Answer: d)
3. Answer: a)
4. Answer: e)
5. Answer: c)

Questions (6-9):
Let us first the seating arrangement

Now, come to the year of birth. L and J were born before 1980. N is the eldest. J is younger than L. Hence N-1971, L-1975, J-1979.
R is older than only M. Hence R-1985, M-1990. That leaves us with K, and P. The years left are 1980, 1981 and 1984. The one sitting between J and K was born in 1984. Hence
P-1985. K was born before O.
Hence K-1980, O-1981

6. Answer: b)
7. Answer: a)
8. Answer: d)
9. Answer: e)

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