Number-Ranking-Time Sequence Practice Questions section has all the different types of questions on Number Test, Ranking Test, and Time Sequence Test. The following section on Number-Ranking-Time Sequence Practice Questions will help you ace these problems. Let us begin.

## Number-Ranking-Time Sequence Practice Questions

In this type of questions, generally, you are given a long series of numbers. The candidate is required to find out how many times a number satisfying the conditions, specified in the question, occurs.

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## Type 1: Number Test

Q1: 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

Q2. 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

Q3. 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

Q4. 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

Q5. 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

Q6. 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

Q7. 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

Q8. 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

### Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (b), Q2: (e), Q3: (a), Q4: (c), Q5: (c), Q6: (b), Q7: (e), Q8: (c)

## Type 2: Ranking Test

In this, generally the ranks of a person both from the top and from the bottom are mentioned and the total number of persons is asked. However, sometimes this question is put in the form of a puzzle of interchanging seats by two persons.

Q1. In a row of trees, one tree is fifth from either end of the row. How many trees are there in the row? (Assistant Grade, 1995)

(a) 8 (b) 9 (c) 10 (d) 11

Q2. In a queue, Amrita is 10th from the front while Mukul is 25th from behind and Mamta is just in the middle of the two. If there were 50 persons in the queue, what position does Mamta occupy from the front? (C.A.T. 1997)

(a) 20th (b) 19th (c) 18th (d) 17th

Q3. Raman ranks sixteenth from the top and forty-ninth from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class ? (B.8.R.B. 1998)

(a) 64 (b) 65 (c) 66 (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these

Q4. Sanjeev ranks seventh from the top and twenty-eighth from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class ? (Railways, 1998)

(a) 37 (b) 36 (c) 35 (d) 34

Q5. If Atul finds that he is twelfth from the right in a line of boys and forth from the left, how many boys should be added to the line such that there are 28 boys in the line ? (L.I.C. 1994)

(a) 12 (b) 13 (c) 14 (d) 20 (e) None of these

6. Manisha ranked sixteenth from the top and twenty-ninth from the bottom among those who passed an examination. Six boys did not participate in the competition and five failed in it. How many boys were there in the class? (Bank P.O. 1997)

(a) 40 (b) 44 (c) 50 (d) 55 (e) 58

Q7. Some boys are sitting in a row. P is sitting fourteenth from the left and Q is seventh from the right. If there are four boys between P and Q, how many boys are there in the row?

(a) 25 (b) 23 (c) 21 (d) 19 (e) None of these

Q8. Aruna ranks twelfth in a class of forty-six. What will be her rank from the last? (B.S.R.B. 1997)

(a) 33 (b) 34 (c) 35 (d) 37 (e) None of these

Q9. Manoj and Sachin are ranked seventh and eleventh respectively from the top in a class of 31 students. What will be their respective ranks from the bottom in the class?

(a) 20th and 24th (b) 24th and 20th (c) 25th and 21st (d) 26th and 22nd (e) None of these

Q10. Ravi is 7 ranks ahead of Sumit in a class of 39. If Sumit’s rank is seventeenth from the last, what is Ravi’s rank from the start? (R.R.B. 1998)

(a) 14th (b) 15th (c) 16th (d) 17th

### Find Your Answer Here

Q1: (b), Q2: (c), Q3: (a), Q4: 9d), Q5: (b), Q6: (d), Q7: (a), Q8: (c), Q9: (c), Q10: (c)

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## Type 3: Time Sequence Test

Q1: Satish remembers that his brother’s birthday is after fifteenth but before eighteenth of February whereas his sister Payal remembers that her brother’s birthday is after sixteenth but before nineteenth of February. On which day in February is Satish’s brother’s birthday? (Bank P.O. 1998)

(a) 16th (b) 17th (c) 18th (d) 19th (e) None of these

Q2: A bus for Delhi leaves every thirty minutes from a bus stand. An enquiry clerk told a passenger that the bus had already left ten minutes ago and the next bus will leave at 9.35 a.m. At what time did the enquiry clerk give this information to the passenger?

(a) 9.10 a.m. (b) 8.55 a.m. (c) 9.08 p.m. (d) 9.05 a.m. (e) 9.15 a.m.

Q3: If the seventh day of a month is three days earlier than Friday, what day will it be on the nineteenth day of the month? (C.B.I. 1994)

(a) Sunday (b) Monday (c) Wednesday (d) Friday

Q4: If it was Saturday on 17th December 1982 what will be the day of 22nd December 1984? (R.R.B. 1998)

(a) Monday (b) Tuesday (c) Wednesday (d) Sunday

Q5: Sangeeta remembers that her father’s birthday was certainly after eighth but before thirteenth of December. Her sister Natasha remembers that their father’s birthday was definitely after ninth but before fourteenth of December. On which date of December was their father’s birthday? (Bank P.O. 1998)

(a) 10th (b) 11th (c) 12th (d) Data inadequate (e) None of these

### Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (b), Q2: (e), Q3: (a), Q4: (d), Q5: (d)

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