# Reasoning Questions for EPFO SSA PRE 2020 | Alphanumeric Series Quiz for IBPS Clerk Pre 2020 and SBI Clerk Pre 2020 Exam

Directions: The following questions are based on the words given below.

TOY   RUB   SIN   OUT   LAP
Important for :
1
If all the words are arranged as per alphabetical order then how many letters are placed as per English Alphabet between the middle letters of third word from left end and that of the second word from right end?
» Explain it
C
Series :         TOY RUB SIN OUT LAP

New Series: LAP OUT RUB SIN TOY

Middle letter of third word from left end is ‘U’.

Middle letter of second word from right end is ‘I’.

11 letters are between U and I which are – J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S and T.

Hence option C is correct.
2
If letters of all the words that starts with the letter that comes after ‘M’ in the English alphabet series are rearranged as per reverse dictionary order within the word, then which of the following is the third letter of the fourth word from right end?
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B
Series :         TOY RUB SIN OUT LAP

New Series: YTO URB SNI UTO LAP

‘B’ is the third letter of the fourth word from right end.

Hence option B is correct.
3
If ‘P’ is added in the beginning of all the words then how many words will become a meaningful English word?
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C
Series :         TOY RUB SIN OUT LAP

New Series: PTOY PRUB PSIN POUT PLAP

Only 2 words will become meaningful English word.

POUT: Bending lips inside the mouth

PLAP: To make a light slapping sound.

Hence option C is correct.
4
If the first letter of all the words is replaced by ‘C’ then how many meaningful English words can be formed?
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D
Series :         TOY RUB SIN OUT LAP

New Series: COY CUB CIN CUT CAP

Meaningful words are:

Coy: Keep something secret intentionally.

Cub: Young one of Lion.

Cut: incision.

Cap:  A lid or object on the top of something.

Thus 4 meaningful English words can be formed.

Hence option D is correct.
5
If all the words are arranged in reverse dictionary order from left to right, then how many words retain their original position?
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C
Series :        TOY RUB SIN OUT LAP

New Series: TOY  SIN  RUB OUT LAP

3 words retain their original position.

Hence option C is correct.