(Paper) IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 14-12-2013, Reasoning"

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper - 2013

Subject: Reasoning

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Seven persons – A, B, C, D, E, F and G - are standing in a straight line facing north at equal distances but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them is a different professional viz. Actor. Reporter, Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer. Teacher and Painter but not necessarily in the same order.

G is standing at the fifth position to the left of C. Reporter is standing at the third position to the right of G. F is standing at the fifth position to the right of A. E is standing second to the left of B. Engineer is standing the second position to the left of D. Three persons are sitting between Engineer and Painter. Doctor is to the immediate left of Engineer. Lawyer is to the immediate right of teacher.

1. How many persons are there to the left of Reporter?

(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

2. Which o f the following pairs of persons are sitting at the extreme ends?

(1) A and Actor
(2) Engineer and C
(3) Doctor and F
(4) F and Lawyer
(5) Teacher and Doctor

3. Who among the following is Sitting exactly in the middle of the row?

(1) Doctor
(2) F
(3) Lawyer
(4) B (5) Teacher

4. Who among the following is sitting second to the right of Teacher?

(1) Painter
(2) B
(3) A
(4) Actor
(5) Lawyer

5. Who among the following are the immediate neighbours of Painter?

(1) Actor and Teacher
(2) B and Lawyer
(3) B and Engineer
(4) Reporter and C
(5) Doctor and Lawyer

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Directions (6-7): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Point A is 11 metre to the north of point B. Point C is 11 metre to the east of point B. Point D is 5 metre to the north of point C. Point E is 7 metre to the west of the point D. Point F is 9 metre to the north of point E. Point G is 4 metre to the west of point F.

6. Point D is in which direction with respect to point F?

(1) North-East
(2) South-East
(3) South
(4) North-West
(5) East

7. Which of the following three points lie in a straight line?

(1) A, E and D
(2) F. E and C
(3) G. F and B
(4) G. A and B
(5) None of these

Directions (8-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Among six persons – K, L, M, N, O and P - each lives on a different floor of a building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered 1. the floor above it is numbered 2 and so on and the topmost floor is numbered 6).
L lives on an even numbered floor. L lives on a floor immediately below K’s floor and immediately above M’s floor, P lives on a floor immediately above N’s floor. P lives on an even numbered floor. O does not live on floor number 4.

8. Who amongst the following live on the floors exactly between K and P?

(1) O and L
(2) Land N
(3) Land M
(4) M and N
(5) M and O

9. On which floor does 0 live?

(1) 6th
(2) 2nd
(3) 3rd
(4) 5th
(5) Cannot be determined

10. Who amongst the following does live on floor?

(1) O
(2) M
(3) N
(4) K
(5) Cannot be determined

Directions (11 - 15): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below It. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and-

Give answer (1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

Give answer (2) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

Give answer (3) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

Give answer (4) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and

Give answer (5) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

11. Is D the mother of S?

I. L is the husband of D. L has only three children.
II. N is the brother of Sand P. P is the daughter of L.

12. How many students are there in the class?

I. There are more than 20 but less than 27 students in the class.
II. There are more than 24 but less than 31 students in the class. When the students ‘are divided into groups each group contains five students.

13. Among J, K, L M and N. each has different height. Who amongst them is the second tallest?

I. N is taller than M and K. K is shorter than M.
II. L is taller than N. J is not the tallest.

14. Five persons – A, B, C, D and E- are sitting in a circle facing the centre. Who is sitting to the immediate left of D?

I. C is sitting second to the left of A. Band 0 are immediate neighbours of each other.
II. D is sitting to the immediate left of B. E is not an immediate neighbour of D and B.

15. How is ‘cost’ written in a code language?

I. ‘tell me the cost’ is written as ‘@ 0 # 9’ and ‘cost was very high’ is written as ‘& 6 # 1’ in that code language.
II. ‘some cost was discount’ is written as ‘1 8 7 #’ and ‘some people like discount’ is written as ‘8 7 5 %’ in that code language.

Directions (16-20): In these questions relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions.

Mark answer if

(1) Only conclusion I follows.
(2) Only conclusion II follows.
(3) Either conclusion I or II follows.
(4) Neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(5) Both conclusions and II follow.

16. Statements

K > I T E :
O < R < K

Conclusions

I. R < E
II. O < T

17. Statements

B > A > S < I > C > L < Y

Conclusions

I. B > L
II. A > Y

18. Statements

C < L < O = U = D S > y

Conclusions

I. O > Y
II. C < D

19. Statements

B > R > E > A > K
H > A >S

Conclusions

I. H > K
II. S < B

20. Statements

J = A ; C K S A

Conclusions

I. C > J
II. C = J

Directions (21-25): In each of the questions/set of questions below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the two given conclusions logically follows from the information given in the statement,

Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follows.
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows.
Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
Give answer (5) if both conclusions I and II follow,

21. Statements

All alphabets are numbers.
Some alphabets are digits.

Conclusions

I. At least some digits are numbers.
II. No digit is a number.

22. Statements

Some squares are circles.
Some circles are rectangles

Conclusions

I. At least some rectangles are squares.
II. No rectangle is a square.

23. Statements

No office is a palace.
All colleges are places.

Conclusions

I. All palaces are colleges.
II. No college is an office.

24. Statements

All mountains are rivers.
All rivers are lakes.

Conclusions

I. All mountains are lakes.
II. At least some lakes are rivers.

25. Statements

Some wins are losses.
All trophies are losses.

Conclusions

I. All trophies are wins.
II. All losses are trophies.

Directions (26-30): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
In a certain code language ‘very large risk associated’ is written as ‘nu ta ro gi’

‘risk is very low’ is written as ‘gi se nu mi’
‘is that also associated’ is written as ‘ta mi po Iu’
‘inherent risk also damaging’ is written as ‘fu nu di yu’

26. Which of the following is the code of ‘damaging’?

(1) di
(2) yu
(3) nu
(4) either di or yu
(5) None of these

27. Which of the following may represent ‘risk is very large?

(1) gi mi nu ro
(2) nu gi ta se
(3) nu ro se yu
(4) ro gi di nu
(5) None of these

28. Which of the following is the code of ‘associated’?

(1) nu
(2) po
(3) ta
(4) fu
(5) gi

29. What would be the code for ‘inherent large risk’?

(1) yu ro nu
(2) di ro nu
(3) yu fu ro
(4) di ta se
(5) Cannot be determined

30. Which of the following may represent ‘low risk associated industry’ ?

(1) ta nu gi ro
(2) ta hi nu se
(3) mi ta se fu
(4) di gi ta po
(5) po gi se di

Directions (31-35): Study the following information carefully answer the questions given below:

CEBACDBCDACEDE DCABADACEDUBANBD

31. How many such Ds are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and also immediately followed by a vowel?

(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

32. How many Ds are there in the above arrangement?

(1) Four
(2) Three
(3) Five
(4) Seven
(5) Six

33. If all the Bs are deleted from the above arrangement which of the following will be eleventh from the left end?

(1) D
(2) C
(3) E
(4) A
(5) None of these

34. How many such As are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by B and also immediately followed by a consonant?

(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

35. Which of the following is ninth to the right of the 22nd from the right end of the above arrangement?

(1) A
(2) C
(3) B
(4) D
(5) E

Directions (36-40): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight people - S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z - are sitting around a circle but not necessarily in the same order. Two of them S and Tare facing towards the centre while other people are facing towards the outside. Y sits second to the left of W. S sits second to the left of Y. Only one person sits between Sand Z. T sits to the immediate right of S. T is not an immediate neighbour of Y. V is not an immediate neighbour of Y. Both the immediate neighbours of X face towards the outside.

36. What is the position of X with respect to S?

(1) Third to the right
(2) Fourth to the left
(3) Third to the left
(4) Fourth to the right
(5) Second to the right

37. Who sits to the immediate left of Z?

(1) T
(2) W
(3) S
(4) X
(5) V

38. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of W ?

(1) V and X
(2) V and Z
(3) X and Y
(4) Z and T
(5) S and U

39. What is the position of U with respect to W ?

(1) Second to the left
(2) Fifth to the right
(3) Sixth to the left
(4) Third to the right
(5) Fifth to the left

40. How many people sit between U and V?

(1) Two
(2) Four
(3) One
(4) Three
(5) Five

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