**NUMBER, RANKING & TIME SEQUENCE**

# NUMBER, RANKING & TIME SEQUENCE Related MCQ Test For Bank Exam

The candidate is required to find out –

NUMBER TEST:

1. How many times a number satisfying the conditions, specified in the question, occurs.

2. Number followed

3. The following series of numbers which are preceded by another number.

MCQ Type – 1. How many 7’s are there in the following series which are not immediately followed by 3 but immediately preceded by 8? (L.I.C. 1994)

8 9 8 7 6 2 2 6 3 2 6 9 7 3 2 8 7 2 7 7 8 7 3 7 7 9 4

(a) 10

(b) 3

(–c) 2

(d) 0

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 2. Count each 1 in the following sequence of numbers that is immediately followed by 2, if 2 is not immediately followed by 3. How many such l’s are there?

1 2 1 3 4 5 1 2 3 5 2 1 2 6 1 4 5 1 1 2 4 1 2 3 2 1 7 5 2 1 2 5

(a) 2

(–b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 7

(e) 9

MCQ Type – 3. How many 7’s are there in the following series which are preceded by 6 which is not preceded by 8? (B.S.R.B. 1995)

8 7 6 7 8 6 7 5 6 7 9 7 6 1 6 7 7 6 8 8 6 9 7 6 8 7

(a) Nil

(b) One

(c) Two

(d) Three

(–e) None of these

MCQ Type – 4. Count each 7 which is not immediately preceded by 5 but is immediately followed by either 2 or 3. How many such 7’s are there? (S.S.C. 1993)

5 7 2 6 5 7 3 8 3 7 3 2 5 7 2 7 3 4 8 2 6 7 8

(–a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) 5

MCQ Type – 5. How many 6’s are there in the following series of numbers which are preceded by 7 but not immediately followed by 9? (Railways, 1994)

6 7 9 5 6 9 7 6 8 7 6 7 8 6 9 4 6 7 7 6 9 5 7 6 3

(a) One

(b) Two

(–c) Three

(d) Four

MCQ Type – 6. In the following list of numerals, how many 2’s are followed by l’s but not preceded by 4? (CM 1993)

4 2 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 2 4 4 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 4 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 4 2 1 2 4 1 4 6

(a) Two

(b) Three

(–c) Four

(d) Five

MCQ Type – 7. Which is the third number to the left of the number which is exactly in the middle of the following sequence of numbers?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 __ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(a) 3

(–b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 6

(e) 7

MCQ Type – 8. How many 3’s are there in the following sequence which is neither preceded by nor immediately followed by 9? (S.B.I.P.O. 1994)

9 3 6 6 3 9 5 9 3 7 8 9 1 6 3 9 6 3 9

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(–e) None of these

MCQ Type – 9. How many 5’s are there in the following sequence which are immediately

followed by 3 but not immediately preceded by 7 ? (Bank P.O. 1*97)

895325385568733577 5 3 65335738

(a) One ib) Two (–c) Three (d) Four (e) More than four

MCQ Type – 10. How many even numbers are there in the following sequence of numbers

which are immediately followed by an odd number as well as immediately

preceded by an even number ? (Bank P.O. 1995)

8676 8 9 32753422355228119

(a) One (6) Three (c) Five (d) Six (–e) None of these

MCQ Type – 11. In the series, ( C A T . 1997)

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how many pairs of successive numbers have a difference of 2 each ?

(a) 4 (6) 5 (–c) 6 (d) 7

MCQ Type – 12. divisible by its immediately preceding and also divisible by immediately

succeeding numbers ?

824517284842282698454832843183

(a) 1 (6) 2 (c) 3 (–d) 4 (e) None of these

MCQ Type – 13. Directions (Questions 1-2) : Study the number series given below and

answer the questions that follow : (M.B.A. 1998)

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1. How many 7’s are preceded by 9 and followed by 6 ?

(–a) 2

(6)3

(c)4

(d) 5

(e) None of these

2. Which figures have equal frequency ?

(a) 253

(6) 245

(c) 375

(–d) 865

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 14. How many 6s are there in the following number sequence which are imme-

diately preceded by 9 but not immediately followed by 4 ? (B.S.R.B. 1998)

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(a) One

(–b)Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) More than four

MCQ Type – 15. In the following series of numbers, find out how many times, 1, 3 and 7 have

appeared together, 7 being in the middle and 1 and 3 on either side of 7 ? (S.B.I.P.O. 1991)

2 9 7 3 17 3 7 7 1 3 3 17 3 8 5 7 1 3 7 7 1 7 3 9 0 6

(–a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

d) More than 5

e) None of these

MCQ Type – 16. In the series,

6 4 1 2 2 8 7 4 2 1 6 3 8 6 2 1 7 1 4 1 3 2 86

how many pairs of alternate numbers have a difference of 2 ? ( C J L T . 1997)

a) One

(–b) Two

c) Three

d) Four

MCQ Type – 17. How many even numbers are there in the following sequence of numbers which

are immediately followed by an odd number as well as immediately preceded

by an even number ? (Bank P.O. 1996)

8 6 7 6 8 9 3 2 7 5 3 4 2 2 3 5 5 2 2 8 1 19

a) One

(6) Three

c) Five

d) Six

(–e) None of these

MCQ Type – 18. If the numbers from 5 to 85 which are exactly divisible by 5 are arranged in

descending order, which would come at the eleventh place from the bottom ? (B.S.R.B. 1996)

(a) 35

(b) 45

(c) 50

(d) 60

(–e) None of the*e

MCQ Type – 19. How many numbers from 1 to 100 are there each of which is not only exactly

divisible by 4 but also has 4 as a digit ?

(–a) 7

(b) 10

(c) 20

(d) 21

(e) More than 21

MCQ Type – 20. How many numbers amongst the numbers 9 to 54 are there which are exactly divisible by 9 but not by 3 ? (Railways, 1995)

(a) 8

(b) 6

(c) 5

(–d) Nill

MCQ Type – 21. How many numbers from 11 to 50 are there which are exactly divisible by 7 but not by 3 ?

ia) Two

(–b) Four

(c) Five

(d) Six

(e) Seven

MCQ Type – 22. A number is greater than 3 but less than 8. Also, it is greater than 6 but less than 10. The number is

(a) 5

(b) 6

(–c) 7

(d) 8

(e) 9

MCQ Type – 23. In the following number sequence, how many such even numbers are there which are exactly divisible by its immediate preceding number but not exactly divisible by its immediate following number ? (Bank P.O. 1994)

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(a) One

(–6) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 24. Nitin was counting down from 32. Sumit was counting upwards the numbers starting from 1 and he was calling out only the odd numbers. What common number will they call out at the same time if they were calling out at the same speed ? (L.I.C. 1994)

(a) 19

(b) 21

(c) 22

(–d) They will not call out the same number

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 25. If the first and second digits in the sequence 5 9 8 1 3 2 7 4 3 8 are interchanged, also the third and fourth digits, the fifth and sixth digits and so on, which digit would be the seventh counting to your left ? (Bank P.O. 1997)

(a) 1

(6) 4

(c) 7

(d) 8

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 26.

Directions (1 to 4) : Study the following number sequence

and answer the questions given below it : (Bank P.O. 1995)

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1. How many odd numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately

followed by an odd number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

(e) More than 4

2. How many even numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately

preceded by an odd number but immediately followed by an even number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(–c)3

(d) 4

(e) More than 4

3. How many odd numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately preceded

and also immediately followed by an even number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

–d) 4

(e) More than 4

4. In the following series, how many such odd numbers are there which are

divisible by 3 or 5. then followed by odd numbers and then also followed by

even numbers ? (S.B.I.P.O. 1995)

12, 19, 21, 3, 25, 18, 35, 20, 22, 21, 45. 46, 47, 48, 9, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56

(a) Nil

(b) One

(–c) Two

(d) Three

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 27. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?

MCQ-(1) 105, 315, 693, 1287, 2145,…….. ?

a. 3011

b. 3123

c. 3209

–d. 3315

MCQ-(2) 20, 24, 15, 31, 6, 42,…….. ?

a. 7

b. 13

–c. -7

d. -1

MCQ-(3) 0, 5, 8, 17, 24, …….. ?

5 3 9 7 (9+4)

a. 31

b. 33

c. 35

–d. 37

MCQ-(4) 7, 16, 36, 78, 144, ……..?

9 20 42 66

11 22 24

a. 168

b. 196

–c. 222

d. 256

MCQ-(5) 12, 14, 18, 26, 38, 62,……. ?

–a. 74

b. 82

c. 108

d. 112

MCQ Type – 28. What should come in place of the…………

MCQ-(1) 7200, 3600, 1200, …….. , 60, 10 ?

a) 200

b) 250

c) 350

d) 300

e) None of The Above

Ans: D (Divide 2 3 4 5 6)

MCQ-(2) 1,______, 24, 528, 16896

a) 2

b) 8

c) 5

d) 10

e) None of The Above

Ans: A ( X2 X12 X22 X32 )

MCQ-(3) 3, 5, 14, ______, 107

a) 42

b) 28

c) 30

d) 16

e) None of The Above

Ans: A

3-5 = 2 1^3+1

5-14 = 9 2^3+1

14-42 = 28 3^3+1

42-107 = 65 4^3+1

MCQ-(4) 50, 40, _______, 14

a) 30

b) 28

c) 20

d) 60

e) None of The Above

Ans: B

50 – 40 = -10

40 – 28 = -12

28 – 14 = -14

MCQ Type – 29. In the following list of numerals, how many 2’s are followed by l’s but not

preceded by 4 ? ( C M 1993)

4 2 1 2 1 4 2 1 1 2 4 4 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 4 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 4 2 1 2 4 1 4 6

(a) Two

(b) Three

(–c) Four

(d) Five

Directions (Questions 30-31) : Study the number series given below and

answer the questions that follow : (M.B.A. 1998)

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MCQ Type – 30. How many 7’s are preceded by 9 and followed by 6 ?

(–a) 2

(6)3

(c)4

(d) 5

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 31. Which figures have equal frequency ?

(a) 253

(6) 245

(c) 375

(–d) 865

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 32. How many 6s are there in the following number sequence which are imme-

diately preceded by 9 but not immediately followed by 4 ? (B.S.R.B. 1998)

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(a) One

(–6) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) More than four

MCQ Type – 33. In the following series of numbers, find out how many times, 1, 3 and 7 have

appeared together, 7 being in the middle and 1 and 3 on either side of 7 ?(S.B.I.P.O. 1991)

2 9 7 3 17 3 7 7 1 3 3 17 3 8 5 7 1 3 7 7 1 7 3 9 0 6

(–a) 3 l

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) More than 5

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 34. In the series,

6 4 1 2 2 8 7 4 2 1 6 3 8 6 2 1 7 1 4 1 3 2 86

how many pairs of alternate numbers have a difference of 2 ? ( C J L T . 1997)

(a) One

(–b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

MCQ Type – 35. How many even numbers are there in the following sequence of numbers which

are immediately followed by an odd number as well as immediately preceded

by an even number ? (Bank P.O. 1996)

8 6 7 6 8 9 3 2 7 5 3 4 2 2 3 5 5 2 2 8 1 19

a) One

b) Three

c) Five

d) Six

–e) None of these

Directions IQuestions 36 to 38) : Study the following number sequence

and answer the questions given below it : (Bank P.O. 1995)

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MCQ Type – 36 How many odd numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately

followed by an odd number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

(e) More than 4

MCQ Type – 37 How many even numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately

preceded by an odd number but immediately followed by an even number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

(e) More than 4

MCQ Type – 38 How many odd numbers are there in the sequence which are immediately preceded

and also immediately followed by an even number ?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(–d) 4

(e) More than 4

MCQ Type – 39. In the following series, how many such odd numbers are there which are

divisible by 3 or 5. then followed by odd numbers and then also followed by

even numbers ? (S.B.I.P.O. 1995)

12, 19, 21, 3, 25, 18, 35, 20, 22, 21, 45. 46, 47, 48, 9, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56

(a) Nil

(b) One

(–c) Two

(d) Three

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 40. In the following number sequence, how many such even numbers are there

which are exactly divisible by its immediate preceding number but not exactly

divisible by its immediate following number ? (Bank P.O. 1994)

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(a) One

(–b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of these

MCQ Type – 41. Nitin was counting down from 32. Sumit was counting upwards the numbers

starting from 1 and he was calling out only the odd numbers. What common

number will they call out at the same time if they were calling out at the same

speed ? (L.I.C. 1994)

(a) 19

(b) 21

(c) 22

(–d) They will not call out the same number

(e) None of these