# SBI PO Previous Papers : Reasoning - Ranking / Arrangement (Set 1)

## Reasoning (Ranking / Arrangement) Practice Test from SBI PO Previous Papers

Directions (1-4) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it : (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 18.07.2000)

(1) Six boys B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6 and six girls C1, C2„C3, C4, C5 and C6 are standing in rows in such a way that each girl faces one boy, not necessarily in the same order.

(2) C1 is to the immediate right of the girl who is facing 55 the boy at the extreme right. Only B2 is between B4 and B5. B6 is to the immediate left of B1 and to the immediate right of B3. C3 is facing Bi and. is to the immediate left of C2. C6 is third to the left of C4.

1. Which of the following girls is facing B4 ?
1. C5
2. C4
3. C3
4. C6
5. None of these
2. Which of the following pairs of a boy and a girl is at one of the extreme ends ?
1. C1, B5
2. C4, B5
3. C5, B2
5. None of these

3. Which of the following boys is to the immediate left of B4 ?
1. B1
2. B2
3. B1 or B2
5. None of these
4. Who is facing C2 ?
1. B1
2. B6
3. B4
5. None of these
Directions (5-8) : Study the fol-lowing information carefully and answer the questions given below : (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 18.07.2000)
(i) Six books on different subjects viz., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, English and History are placed one above the other but not necessarily in the same order. Each book belongs to different persons viz., A, B, C, D, E and F but not necessarily in the same order.
(ii) Only the book of Zoology, which belongs to F, is placed between the books of History and Chemistry. The book of English is just above the book of Chemistry and just below the book of Physics. The book of Mathematics is not kept above the book of Zoology.
(iii) The book of B is neither on the top nor at the bottom. The book of Chemistry of D is kept just below the book of A. The book of E is at the bottom.
5. On which subject does B have the book ?
1. Chemistry
2. English
3. History
5. None of these
6. Which of the following books is kept on the top ?
1. Mathematics
2. English
3. Zoology
4. Physics
5. None of these
7. Who among the following does have book of History?
1. B
3. None of these
8. Which of the following books is third from the bottom ?
1. Chemistry
2.  Zoology
3. History
4. English
5. None of these
9. Five friends A, B, C, D and E are standing in a row facing South but not necessarily in the same order. Only B is between A and E, C is immediate right to E and D is immediate left to A. On the basis of above information, which of the following statements is definitely true ? (SBI Banks PO Exam. 20.08.2000)
1. B is to the right of E
2. A is second to the left of C
3. D is third to the left of E
4. B is to the left of A
5. None of these
10. A, B, C, D and E when arranged in descending order of their weight, from top A becomes third, E is between D and A. C and D are not at the top. Who among them is the second ? (SBI Banks PO Exam. 11.02.2001)
2. None of these
11. If the positions of the first and fifth digits in the number 94271365 are interchanged, similarly the positions of the second and the sixth are interchanged and so on, which of the following will be the fourth from the right end ? (SBI Banks PO Exam. 11.02.2001)
1. 2
2. None of these
Directions (12-16) : Study the following arrangement of digits, letters and symbols and answer the questions given below : (SBI Banks PO Exam. 11.02.2001)
MK 3 \$RE F%TUJ* 8 PHBN 2IS#A37D4
12. How many such consonants are there each of which is either immediately preceded by a number and / or immediately followed by a symbol ?
1. None
2. One
3. Two
4. Three
5. None of these
13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the above arrangement and form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
1. 3RF
2. %UB
3. 8H2
4. I #7
5. H8U
14. If the positions of F and B are interchanged, similarly, the positions of U and A are interchanged. How many such vowels will be there each of which will be both immediately preceded and immediately followed by a consonant ?
1. None
2. One
3. Two
4. Three
5. None of these
15. What should come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following series ?

R5K, U*F, ?, A7I
1. B28
2. PBJ
3. B2H
4. HNJ
5. NJP
16. Which of the following is neither immediately preceded by a letter nor immediately followed by a letter ?
1. None
2. B
3. \$
4. 7
5. None of these
17. In a row of girls, Ravina is 15th from the left and Mohini is 18th from the right. If they interchange their places, Mohini becomes 15th from the left. How many girls are there in the row ? (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 21.07.2002)
1. 33
2. 48
3. 47
5. None of these
18. Among four persons, B is taller than C, A is taller than D, but not as tall as C. Who among them is the tallest ? (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 21.07.2002)
2. None of these

## Solutions :

Q1 - Q 4 :

The arrangement of boys and girls :
1. (4) The girl C6 is facing the boy B4.
2. (2) The following pairs of boys and girls are at the extreme ends :
• B3 C4, B5 C5, B3 C5, B5 C4
3. (1) B1 is to the immediate left of B4.
4. (2) B6 is facing C2.
Q5- Q8 :

On the basis of given information and conclusions as well as sub-conclusions drawn from them we can construct the following chart.

 Book Person Physics C English A Chemistry D Zoology F History B Mathematics E

5. (3) B does have book on History.
6. (4) The book of Physics is kept on the top.
7. (1) B does have book on History.
8. (2) Zoology book is third form the bottom.

9. (3)
It is clear that D is third to the left of E.

10. (1)
C is the second from the top when they are arranged in descending order of their weight from top.

11. (4)  According to question the new order of digits would be :
Q. 12-16 :

i) There are altogether 27 elements in the sequence.
ii) There are 16 letters
iii) There are 7 digits
iv) There are 4 symbols
v) The middle element of the sequence is 8

12. (5)
Thus, there are five such consonants.

13. (5)

14. (2)

According to question the new sequence would be :
15. (1)

16. (1)

17. (4) In order to solve this question, we must know the position of either Ravina or Mohini from both ends.

18. (2). According to question

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