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03 December 2015

Reasoning Model Questions for IBPS Clerks Recruitment - Prelims

1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence
form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
1) Walk 2) Cry 3) Play 4) Study 5) Alive

2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word 'VIRTUAL',
each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both
forward and backward direction) as they have between them in the
English alphabetical series?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) More than three

3. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters
'ILP' using all the letters only once in each word?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) More than three

4. If each alternate letter in the word 'FLIPPER' starting with F is
changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each
of the remaining letters is changed to the previous letters in the
English alphabetical series, then how many letters will appear more
than once in the new arrangement?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) Four

5. Pointing to a girl, Mr. Arun said, "She is the daughter of my
mother's only child". How is the girl related to Mr. Arun?
1) Sister 2) Mother 3) Cousin
4) Daughter 5) Can't be determined

6. In a certain code language, 'LISP' is coded as 'MJTQ', similarly
'PLAN' is coded as 'QMBO'. How will 'FORT' be coded in the same
1) ENSQ 2) GPUS 3) ENQS 4) GPSU 5) None of these

7. 'Artificial' is related to 'Natural' in the same way as 'Private'
is related to '.................'
1) Future 2) Personal 3) Public 4) Closed 5) Confidential

8. Four of the following five are alike on the basis of being
divisible by a particular number and hence form a group. Which of the
following does not belong to that group?
1) 21 2) 91 3) 65 4) 77 5) 35

9. In a class of 25 students, Lata's rank is 13th from the top and
Parul's rank is 19th from the bottom. If Vishal's rank is exactly
between Lata's and Parul's rank what is Vishal's rank from the top?
1) 10th 2) 8th 3) 9th 4) 7th 5) Can't be determined

10. What should come next in the number series given below?
1 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
1) 5 2) 2 3) 1 4) 7 5) None of these

Directions (Q. 11-15): Study the following information to answer the
given questions. Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting
around a circle facing the centre, not necessarily in the same order.
F sits fourth to the left of B. A and H are immediate neighbours of F.
C sits third to the left of A. G sits third to the right of E.

11. What is D's position with respect to B?
1) Immediate left 2) Sixth to the right
3) Second to the left 4) Seventh to the left
5) Fifth to the right

12. What are the immediate neighbours of G?
1) F and H 2) A and F 3) C and H
4) A and B 5) B and C

13. If C is related to E in a certain way and similarly F is related B
in the same way, to whom is A related to?
1) H 2) D 3) G 4) C 5) None of these

14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on
their seating positions in the above arrangement and so form a group.
Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
1) F E 2) H A 3) D G 4) B E 5) C F

15. If all the eight friends are made to sit alphabetically in the
clockwise direction starting from A, positions of how many will remain
unchanged (excluding A)?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) Four

Directions (Q. 16-20): In each question below are given two statements
followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the
given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with
known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the
given conclusions logically follows from the given statements,
disregarding commonly known facts, Give answer -
1) if only conclusion I follows
2) if only conclusion II follows
3) if either conclusion I or II follows
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows
5) if both conclusion I and II follows

16. Statements: Some windows are grills.
All glasses are grills.
Conclusions: I. All grills are windows.
II. At least some grills are glasses.

17. Statements: Some painters are artists.
Some dancers are painters.
Conclusions: I. All artists are dancers.
II. All painters are dancers.

18. Statements: All cabins are rooms.
All rooms are buildings.
Conclusions: I. All buildings are rooms.
II. All cabins are buildings.

19. Statements: All rings are necklaces.
No necklaces are a bracelet.
Conclusions: I. No ring is a bracelet.
II. All necklaces are rings.

20. Statements: All hands are arms.
Some hands are muscles.
Conclusions: I. Some muscles are arms.
II. All muscles are arms.


1-5; 2-2; 3-2; 4-1; 5-4; 6-4; 7-3; 8-3; 9-1; 10-4; 11-1; 12-5; 13-3;
14-4; 15-1; 16-2; 17-4; 18-2; 19-1; 20-1.

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