**Latest Pattern Inequality Questions (Reasoning Aptitude) for IBPS PO Prelims**

**Direction (1-6): Relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. Find if the conclusions also follow or not.**

**1. Statements: H ≥ O = U ≥ B < L = P; D < N = B ≥ S > K**

**Conclusions:**

**I. K < L**

**II. H ≥ K **

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows **

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**2. Statements: B < N = T ≥ G > H = F; G > L = D > V; L > W = A**

**Conclusions:**

**I. A < H**

**II. V < B**

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows**

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**See Also: New Pattern Inequality Questions Set-2**

**3. Statements: F ≥ V = T ≥ G < L ≤ D = S; E = Q < T ≤ N; Q > P = W**

**Conclusions:**

**I. D > N**

**II. F > W**

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows**

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**4. Statements: N > D ≥ F > J; E < L ≤ G < S < P < F; G > W**

**Conclusions:**

**I. W < J**

**II. J ≤ W**

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows**

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**5. Statements: H > L = G ≥ S < L ≤ W; S > W > P = R ≤ V; P < X = O**

**Conclusions:**

**I. W > R**

**II. O > R**

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows**

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**6. Statements: V < E = D = W ≥ L; F ≥ S = D < K; L ≥ R = H ≥ B**

**Conclusions:**

**I. B < S**

**II. B = S**

**A) only I follows**

**B) only II follows**

**C) either I or II follows**

**D) neither I nor II follow**

**E) both I and II follow**

**7. Which of the following would replace % and # in the following expression so that A ≤ B holds true?**

**Q < D % S ≥ A = W; B ≥ P # D = Z > X**

**A) >, ≤**

**B) ≥, >**

**C) ≥, ≥**

**D) >, =**

**E) None of these**

**8. In which of the following expressions does the expression ‘B ≤ H’ and ‘A > G’ definitely hold true?**

**A) A = B < F ≥ H = K > G > D**

**B) D > A = G ≥ B = F ≤ G < H**

**C) A < O > G < H = H ≥ S ≥ B**

**D) G = U ≤ B = E ≤ H = O < A**

**E) None of these**

**9. In which of these expression ‘L > P’ is definitely false?**

**A) W < P ≥ S ≥ Q < N> A ≥ L > V**

**B) N > L > M = D ≥ B = A > P = R**

**C) M ≤ A > L > W ≥ V ≤ B = P < S**

**D) S > L = C ≥ H = H ≥ P ≤ Q = T**

**E) B > L ≤ A = M < Q ≤ T = P < G**

**See Also: New Pattern Inequality Questions Set-2**

**10. In which of these expression ‘A ≤ P’ is definitely false?**

**A) W < P ≥ S ≥ Q < N> A ≥ R > V**

**B) N > A > M = D ≥ B = L > P = R**

**C) M ≤ A > L > W ≥ V ≤ B = P < S**

**D) S > A > = C ≤ H = P ≤ Q = T = K**

**E) B > L ≤ A > M ≥ Q < T > P < G**

**Latest Pattern Inequality Questions Answers:**

**1. A**

**2. D**

**3. B**

**4. C**

**5. E**

**6. C**

**7. C**

**8. D**

**9. E**

**10. B**

**Directions (1-3). Symbol represents certain time in a clock as:-**

**&- Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 9**

**$- Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 5**

**#- Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 8**

**@- Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 12**

**%- Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 6**

**Example- Time #% represent 8 hour 30 minutes. All time are in A.M. First symbol represents the hours and second symbol represents the minutes.**

**1. An train has to reach the Lucknow station at &&, but it reaches 45 minutes earlier. Then the time at which train reaches the Lucknow station?**

**A) #@**

**B) &@**

**C) %@**

**D) @%**

**E) None of these**

**2. My goods are scheduled to arrive at Mumbai at &#, it takes 2 hrs 40 minutes to reach Mumbai from Kolkata. at what time it should depart from Kolkata to arrive at Mumbai one hrs before scheduled time?**

**A) $#**

**B) &@**

**C) [email protected]**

**D) @&**

**E) #@**

**3. I daily wake up at #$ am, but total my mom arrive station at %$ am , so i have to wake up $ minutes before her arriving. that what time i have to wake up today?**

**A) [email protected]**

**B) &#**

**C) #$**

**D) @#**

**E) [email protected]**

**Directions (4-6):The following symbols represent time in a clock as:$ – Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 9**

**#– Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 7**

**% – Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 6**

**@ – Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 8**

**© – Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 2**

**All the times are in AM. The first symbol represents hours and second symbol represents minutes.**

**Example: Time ‘@# ’represents 8 hours 35 minutes.**

**4.A boy reaches his school at time ‘@%’. If he gets late by 40 minutes, then what is the time at when he reaches the school?**

**A) $%**

**B) [email protected]**

**C) ©$**

**D) #%**

**E) $©**

**5.A school bus is scheduled to starts at ‘#$’ from the bus stand. If the boy reached the bus stand 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the bus, then at what time the boy has reached the bus stand?**

**A) #@**

**B) @©**

**C) ##**

**D) @$**

**E) None of these**

**6.A teacher has to catch a school bus, which is scheduled to starts at ‘@%’ from bus stand. If the time to reach the bus stand from teacher’s home is 1 hour and 45 minutes, then at what time should she leave from her home to get there at the bus stand at least 15 minutes before leaving of the school bus?**

**A) %$**

**B) #©**

**C) #%**

**D) %%**

**E) %@**

**Solutions:**

**1. A**

**Train has to reach at && which represent 9:45 am.**

**But Train reaches 45 minutes earlier, means train reach at 9:00 am.**

**We Can represent 9:00 as 8:60. For 8:60 symbol represent #@.**

**2. C**

**Actual scheduled time of arriving is &#, which represent 9:40 am, for one hrs befor goods should be arrive at 8:40 am. travel time is 2 hr 40 minutes, so goods should be depart at 6:00 am from kolkata. We can write 6:00 am as 5:60 am, which represent by [email protected]**

**3. E**

**The man wake up daily at #$, which represent 8:25 am. that day his mom arrive at station at %$, which represent 6:25 am. and he have to wake up that day $, which represent 25 minutes, befor her arriving.**

**So he have to wake up at 6:00 am that day, we can write 6:00 am as 5:60, symbol for 5:60 is [email protected]**

**4. E**

**@ = 8; % =6;**

**Hence, @% = 8:30 AM**

**= 8:30 + 40 min = 9: 10 AM**

**∴The hour hand on 9 and minute hand on 2**

**∴ The Answer is ‘$©’**

**5. C**

**# = 7; $ = 9;**

**Hence, #$ = 7:45 AM**

**=7:45 – 10 min = 7:35 AM**

**∴The hour hand on 7 and minute hand also on 7**

**∴ The Answer is ‘##’**

**6. D**

**@ = 8; % =6;**

**Hence, @% = 8:30 AM**

**15 minutes before to reach the bus stand i.e. 8:15 AM**

**So, 8:15 – 1 hr 45 min = 6:30 AM**

**∴ The hour hand on 6 and minute hand also on 6**

**∴ The Answer is ‘%%’**