Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7
1
Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which of the following is the one that does not belong to the group?
» Explain it
D
The given sequence:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

After comparing the given options with the given sequence.

We can observe that among all the options, except option D, the first and the second element share the same position from the left end and the right end respectively in the sequence. However, the third element is the one that comes next (towards right) to the 1st element in the given options.
 
Here, the only option which is not following the pattern is O/I.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.
2
If all the perfect squares and the symbols are dropped from the given sequence then which of the following elements will be 3rd to the left of 9th from the right end?
» Explain it
E
The given sequence:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

After dropping all of the perfect squares and symbols from the given sequence we have,

K S 8 O E Z X 6 P A 8 5 U I 3 8 B A 7

Here, the 3rd element to the left of 9th element from the right end will be = (3 + 9)th element from the right end = 6

Hence, the correct answer is option E.
3
If a meaningful word is to be formed using the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 16th and 30th letters while moving from left to right, how many meaningful words thus can be formed? (Each letter to be used once only)
» Explain it
C
The given sequence:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

Here, the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 16th and 30th letters are:

K, S, P, E and A respectively.

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

At this point 2 meaningful words can be formed using K, S, P, E and A.

Speak’ which means ‘to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling’.

Peaks’ which is the plural of the word ‘Peak’ which means ‘the pointed top of a mountain’.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.
4
How many such perfect squares and perfect cubes are there in the sequence which are either preceded or followed by a symbol?
» Explain it
E
The given sequence:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

Here, we have 5 such perfect squares and perfect cubes are there in the sequence which are either preceded or followed by a
symbol.

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

Hence, the correct answer is option E.
5
How many vowels are there in between the left of second prime number from right end and the right of second symbol from left end?
» Explain it
D
The given sequence:

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

Here, in the above sequence the second prime number from right end is ‘3’ and second symbol from left end is ‘?’.

Then, the number of vowels to the left of 3 and to the right of ? are 3 (A, U and I) as highlighted below.

K 1 S % 8 4 O E Z 9 ? 4 ! X 6 P & 4 A 8 + 5 U 9 I / 3 8 B A 9 7

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Alphanumeric Quiz 20 Page 1
 
The importance of Reasoning Aptitude section in any competitive exams is well known to all of us. Though the syllabus of Reasoning is so vast yet each topic here has its own weightage in determining the overall score for a candidate. The increasing competition has made it mandatory for the aspirants to have a strong command over each and every topic that has a high possibility of being seen in the upcoming exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk IBPS SO, Canara Bank PO and several other exams that are lined up in the coming year.
 
Today we will discuss a new topic, which is very easy to understand and quick to attempt. We are talking about “Alphanumeric Symbol series”. As the name suggests these questions are based on a series which could comprise of alphabets alone,numbers alone or a mixture of alphabets, numbers and symbols. Be it IBPS Clerk or SBI Clerk, IBPS PO or SBI PO, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 or IBPS RRB Office Assistant, Canara Bank PO or BOB PO, LIC AAO or NIACL Assistant, IBPS SO or even CLAT. Every sort of exam do features at least 3-4 questions on this topic.
 
After a brief introduction of the topic i.e. “Alphanumeric Symbol series”. Now let us quickly revise the various patterns in which we have already seen such questions in several exams like IBPS Clerk Mains 2017, IBPS PO Pre 2016 and 2017, SBI Clerk Mains 2018 so far.
 
Pattern 1
 
Directions: Study the following series carefully and answer the questions based on it.
 
2 $ D G T 5 & A H ^ Y T ( O P 7 % K + L 1 7 @
 
Question: How many consonants are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number? 
A. 5
B. 1
C. 2
D. None
E. None of these
 
Explanation:

Given Series: 2 $ D G T 5 & A H ^ Y T ( O P 7 % K + L 1 7 @

Clearly, 2 consonants are such which are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number.

Hence option C is correct.

Pattern 2

When only words are given as a series and questions are based on it.

Directions: Following questions are based on five 3-letter words.

ICE TEN JAM GIF AIM
 
Question: If T is added in the last of all the words that starts with a consonant and D is added in the beginning of the words that start with vowels, then how many meaningful words can be formed?
A. 3
B. 1
C. 2
D. None
E. None of these
 
Explanation:

Given Series: ICE TEN JAM GIF AIM

New Series:  DICE TENT JAMT GIFT DAIM

Only three meaningful words i.e. DICE, GIFT and TENT can be formed after such operation.

Hence option A is correct.
 
Pattern 3

When only numbers are given as a series and questions are based on it.

Directions: Following questions are based on five 3-digit numbers.

459 328 746 289 684
 
Question: If all the even digits are subtracted by 1 and odd digits are subtracted by 2, then which of the following will be the second lowest digit?

A. 328
B. 459
C. 684
D. 746
E. 289
 
Explanation:

Given Series: 459 328 746 289 684

New series:  337 117 535 177 573

Here the second lowest number is 177 which represents 289.

Hence option E is correct.
 
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