Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016


Q1. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘SUBSTANCE’, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as in the English alphabetical series?
(a) None 
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three
Q2. How many meaningful English words not ending with ‘D’ can be made with the third, fifth, seventh and ninth letters of the word ‘STEADFAST’, using each letter only once in each word? (All letters are counted from left to right?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q3. In a certain code, ‘BASKET’ is written as ‘5$3%#1’ and ‘TRIED’ is written as, ‘14*#2’. How is ‘SKIRT’ written in that code?
(a) 3%*41
(b) 3*%41
(c) 3%#41
(d) 3#4%1
(e) None of these

Q4. How many 3-digit numbers can be formed using the 4th, 7th and 9th digit of the number 937862541, each of which is completely divisible by 7?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q5. Point R is 10 metres north of point A. Point K is exactly in the middle of the point R and A. Point N is 7 metres east of point A. Point M is 7 metres east of point K. Point S is 6 metres north of point M. What is the distance between points S and N?
(a) 13 metres
(b) 16 metres
(c) 11 metres
(d) 12 metres
(e) None of these

Q6. In a certain code language ‘he was not absent’ is written as ‘ja si fe ra’; ‘absent case was not’ is written as ‘ga fe ja ra’; and ‘no one was absent’ is written as ‘da ge ra fe’. What does ‘si’ stant for?
(a) was 
(b) not
(c) one
(d) he
(e) case

Q7. A certain amount was distributed among six persons – A, B, C, D, E and F. B received more than only A. F received more than B. F received less than C. E received more than C but he did not get the highest amount. Who among the following received less amount than C?
(a) A, F
(b) A, B
(c) B, F
(d) A, B, F
(e) None of these

Directions (8-9): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
P + Q means P is the sister of Q
P # Q means P is the husband of Q
P $ Q means P is the daughter of Q
P % Q means P is the mother of Q
P @ Q means P is the brother of Q

Q8. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that B is the child of K in the expression?
T % K # F % L + N ? B
(a) Only %
(b) Either + or @
(c) Only #
(d) Either @ or %
(e) Only +

Q9. Which among the given expressions indicate that J is the wife of F?
(a) P $ J % R + K % F
(b) F @ R + K + P % J
(c) J % P + K @ R $ F
(d) J % P # K + R $ F
(e) R @ P + K $ F @ J

Directions (10-11): Read the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
Each of the six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U has a different weight. R is heavier than T but lighter than U. Q is lighter than only P. T is not the lightest, T weighs 50 kg. The one who is the third heaviest weighs 63 kg.

Q10. Whose weight could possibly be 49 kg?
(a) S
(b) Q
(c) P
(d) R
(e) U

Q11. Which of the following weights correctly represents possible weight of R?
(a) 65 kg
(b) 48 kg
(c) 67 kg
(d) 61 kg
(e) 63 kg

Directions (12-15): In the given questions, assuming the given statements to be true. Find which of the given four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q12. Statement: S > M ≥ D > H ≤ R ≤ T < W
Conclusions: I. S > H II. W > H III. R < W IV. M > T
(a) Only I, II and III are true.
(b) Only II is true.
(c) Only I and II are true.
(d) Only I and either II or IV are true.
(e) All I, II, III and IV are true.

Q13. Statement: M > U > L ≤ N; L ≥ Y > A
Conclusions: I. Y < N II. M>N III. N = Y IV. M > A
(a) Only either II or III is true.
(b) Only IV and either I or III are true.
(c) Only IV is true.
(d) Only II is true.
(e) Only III is true.

Q14. Statement: J ≥ A > D = E; L < A < M
Conclusions: I. M < J II. J > L III. D > L IV. E < M
(a) Only II is true.
(b) Only I and III are true.
(c) None is true.
(d) Only II and IV are true.
(e) Only I and II are true.

Q15. Statement: Y > F ≤ O ≤ P; F ≥ U < T
Conclusions: I. Y > P II. T < F III. O > T IV. P < U
(a) Only I is true.
(b) Only II is true.
(c) Only III is true.
(d) None is true.
(e) Only I and IV are true.






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