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# Important Input Output Reasoning Questions for various Govt Exams/ IBPS PO/Clerk/SSC

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In this post we will cover basics of input output machine related questions for various competitive exams. Which includes banking IBPSPO, SBI, clerk etc. This is an important section of reasoning questions and you can expect 3 to 4 questions in exams. We have listed some tips and tricks to solve the questions related to input and output.

Input-Output Reasoning Questions

Direction (1 to 5). Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of Input and rearrangement.(All the numbers are two digit numbers.)

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Input: 41 snow 10 eagle 97 nose 26 65 animal date

Step I: 97 41 10 eagle nose 26 65 animal date snow

Step II: nose 97 41 10 eagle 26 animal date snow 65

Step III: 41 nose 97 10 26 animal snow 65 eagle

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Step IV: date 41 nose 97 10 animal snow 65 eagle 26

Step V: 10 date 41 nose 97 snow 65 eagle 26 animal

Step V is the largest step of above arrangement as the intended arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained

As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the Input.

Input: orange 36 59 yellow 41 exam test 12 lemon 85

Input: orange 36 59 yellow 41 exam test 12 lemon 85

Step I: 85 orange 36 59 41 exam test 12 lemon yellow

Step II: test 85 orange 36 41 exam 12 lemon yellow 59

Step III: 41 test 85 36 exam 12 lemon yellow 59 orange

Step IV: lemon 41 test 85 exam 12 yellow 59 orange 36

Step V: 12 lemon 41 test 85 yellow 59 orange 36 exam

Qus: 1

Which of the following combinations represent the first two and last two elements in the step V of the given input?

(A) 12, lemon and 36, exam

(B) 41, test and orange, 36

(C) lemon, 41 and 59, orange

(D) 12, lemon and orange, 36

(E) lemon, 41 and 36, exam

Q.2. Which element comes exactly between 85 and lake in Step III of the given input?

(A) yellow

(B) 59

(C) exam

(D) test

(E) orange

Ans C

Q.3. Which of the following element is fourth to the right of the one which is ninth from the right end in step V of the given input?

(A) yellow

(B) 36

(C) 12

(D) exam

(E) 85

Q.4. If in the first step, ’59’ interchanges its position with ‘lemon’ and ‘orange’ also interchanges its position with ’12’ then which element will be to the immediate left of ’41’?

(A) orange

(B) 59

(C) lemon

(D) 12

(E) exam

Q.5. In which step are the elements ‘test 85 yellow 59’ found in the same order?

(A) Fourth

(B) Third

(C) Fifth

(D) The given order of elements is not found in any step

(E) Second

## Input Output Questions

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

In number arrangement machine when given an input line of numbers, it rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 75 14 56 27 48 31 64 97 28 57
Step I: 72 75 56 48 31 64 97 28 57 15
Step II: 13 72 75 56 48 64 97 57 15 29
Step III: 75 13 72 75 56 64 97 15 29 49
Step IV: 57 75 13 72 64 97 15 29 49 57
Step V: 79 57 75 13 72 15 29 49 57 65
As per rules followed in the given steps, find appropriate step for given Input.
Input: 86 12 53 22 45 19 32 29 74 93

Refer the above for the Questions 1 to 51. Which of the following is the fifth step for input?
A) 39 35 54 33 75 87 92 91 13 23

B)  39 35 33 75 87 54 92 91 13 23

C) 39 91 13 23 33 35 54 92 75 87

D) 39 35 23 33 54 92 91 13 75 87

E) 39 35 54 92 91 13 23 33 75 87

E

Correct Ans:39 35 54 92 91 13 23 33 75 87Explanation:Even numbers are arranged at the right end, from left to right in ascending order after adding one in each number.
Odd numbers are arranged at the left end, from right to left in ascending order after the digits are interchanged within the number.
Input: 86 12 53 22 45 19 32 29 74 93
Step I: 91 86 53 22 45 32 29 74 93 13
Step II: 92 91 86 53 45 32 74 93 13 23
Step III: 54 92 91 86 53 74 93 13 23 33
Step IV: 35 54 92 91 86 93 13 23 33 75
Step V: 39 35 54 92 91 13 23 33 75 87

Q 2. Which of the following elements lies exactly between 91 and 32 in step II?
A.13

B .86

C.53

D23

E 74

Correct Ans:53

Explanation:Even numbers are arranged at the right end, from left to right in ascending order after adding one in each number.
Odd numbers are arranged at the left end, from right to left in ascending order after the digits are interchanged within the number.
Input: 86 12 53 22 45 19 32 29 74 93
Step I: 91 86 53 22 45 32 29 74 93 13
Step II: 92 91 86 53 45 32 74 93 13 23
Step III: 54 92 91 86 53 74 93 13 23 33
Step IV: 35 54 92 91 86 93 13 23 33 75
Step V: 39 35 54 92 91 13 23 33 75 87

Q 3: Which is the following step?
Step: 54 92 91 86 53 74 93 13 23 33
A.  VI

B.  III

C.  IV

D. V

E. There is no such step

B

Correct Ans:III

Explanation:Even numbers are arranged at the right end, from left to right in ascending order after adding one in each number.
Odd numbers are arranged at the left end, from right to left in ascending order after the digits are interchanged within the number.
Input: 86 12 53 22 45 19 32 29 74 93
Step I: 91 86 53 22 45 32 29 74 93 13
Step II: 92 91 86 53 45 32 74 93 13 23
Step III: 54 92 91 86 53 74 93 13 23 33
Step IV: 35 54 92 91 86 93 13 23 33 75
Step V: 39 35 54 92 91 13 23 33 75 87