(Paper) IBPS Clerk Online CWE-II Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 16-12-2012, Reasoning Ability"

IBPS Clerk Online CWE-II Previous Year Exam Paper - 2012

Subject: Reasoning Ability

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions given below is based on the given diagram. The diagram shows three circles each representing Doctors, Experienced Hospital Employee and Post Graduates.

1. Which of the following represents such people who are Experienced- Hospital Employees but are not doctors?

(1) Only A
(2) Only C
(3) A and C
(4) F and C
(5) G and A

2. Which of the following represents such people who are Doctors and Post Graduates but not Experienced- Hospital Employees?

(1) Only D
2) B and F
(3) Only E
(4) Only B
(5) B and E

3. Which of the following represents such Doctors who are also Experienced- Hospital Employees?

(1) G and F
(2) D and G
(3) Only A
(4) Only G
(5) Band F

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4. Which of the following represents Experienced-Hospital Employees who are Doctors but are not Post Graduates?

(1) Only F
(2) F and G
(3) B, F and G
(4) A and G
(5) Only G

5. Which of the following represents all such people who are Doctors?

(1) Only D
(2) B, D, F and G
(3) Only F
(4) B, D and G
(5) S, F and G

Directions (6-10): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
Q S R U I V P J L G N F M T O K E A H D B C

6. How many such vowels 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) Three
(3) Four
(4) One
(5) Two

7. How many such pairs of alphabets are there in the series of alphabets given in Bold in the above arrangement each of which has as many letters between them (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

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

8. On the basis of above series of alphabets DECK is written as BABE and BARS is written as CHSR, then how will JUMP be written?

(1) LIFJ
(2) PRTV
(3) LRFV
(4) PITJ
(5) None of these

9. On the basis of above series of alphabets if PJ is related to GI, EA is related to DO, then NF is related to-

(1) JL
(2) OL
(3) TL
(4) TO
(5) None of these

10. Which of the following is the fourth to the left of the ninth from the left end of the above arrangement?

(1) V
(2) I
(3) U
(4) M
(5) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

J, K. L, M, N, 0, P and Q are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. 0 is immediate neighbour of both K and Q. Only one person sits between K and J. Land Mare neighbours but are not immediate neighbours of

Q. Two persons sit between Mana P. P does not sit to the immediate right of K.

11. What is the position or P with respect to Q ?

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

12. Who amongst the following is sitting to the right of J?

(1) N
(2) M
(3) L
(4) P
(5) K

13. Who amongst the following sits exactly between K and J ?

(1) P
(2) O
(3) Q
(4) L
(5) None of these

14. Who amongst the following sits fourth to the left of M ?

(1) N
(2) J
(3) P
(4) O
(5) None of these

15. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

(1) JLL
(2) NQ
(3) ML
(4) OK
(5) PJ

Directions (16-18): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
In a six storeyed building the ground floor is numbered one, the floor above it is numbered two and so on such that the topmost floor is numbered six. One out of six people viz, A, B, C, D, E and F lives on each floor.

No one lives between C and F. There are two floors between the floors on which A and D live. A lives on floor above the floor on which D lives. E lives on odd numbered floor. B does not live on a floor immediately above or below E’s floor.

16. Who lives on the ground floor?

(1) E
(2) B
(3) D
(4) A
(5) Cannot be determined

17. Where does A live?

(1) Numbered 2
(2) Numbered 3
(3) Numbered 5
(4) Numbered 4
(5) None of these

18. Who lives immediately above D’s floor?

(1) A
(2) C
(3) F
(4) B
(5) Cannot be determined

Directions (19-23): In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically commonly follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

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

19. Statements:

All buses are cars.
Some buses are trucks.

Conclusions:

I. Some buses are definitely not trucks.
II. At least some trucks are cars.

20. Statements:

No leaf is a root.
All plants are roots.

Conclusions:

I. No leaf is a plant.
II. Some plants are leaves.

21. Statements:

Some chapters are units.
Some units are topics.

Conclusions:

I. At least some topics are chapters.
II. Some topics are definitely not units.

22. Statements :

All spoons are bowls.
All dishes are bowls.

Conclusions:

I. Some spoons are dishes.
II. All bowls are spoons.

23. Statements:

Some gates are doors.
No gate is window.

Conclusions:

I. No door is window.
II. Some doors are definitely not windows.

Directions (24-28): In these questions relationships between different elements is shown in the statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions.

Mark answer (1) if only Conclusion I follows
Mark answer (2) if only Conclusion II follows
Mark answer (3) if either Conclusion I or II follows
Mark answer (4) if neither Conclusion I nor II follows
Mark answer (5) if both Conclusions I and II follow

24. Statement: A F T = E R

Conclusions:

I. A < F
II. R F

25. Statement: R I < G H >T

Conclusions:

I. T < I
II. H > I

26. Statement: T = A K > E = S

Conclusions:

I. K T
II. S < K

27. Statement: P < O = I N > T

Conclusions:

I. P < N
II. O > T

28. Statement: D > E L > A Y

Conclusions:

I. Y D
II. A E

Directions (29-30): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Among five friends P, Q, R, S and T each having different height. T is the second tallest. P is taller than only S, R and T are taller than Q. P is taller than S but shorter than Q.

29. Who among the following is the tallest in the group?

(1) R or T
(2) T
(3) R
(4) Q
(5) None of these

30. Who among the following is taller than T?

(1) R
(2) Q
(3) P
(4) S
(5) None of these

Directions (31-35): Each of the following questions below consists or 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 in either Statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (4) If the data in both the Statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) If the data in both the Statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

31. What is the total number of students in Course ‘A’ in College ‘X ?

I. The respective ratio of girls and boys is 2 : 3.
II. The number of students has grown by 5 per cent this year as compared to 4 per cent last year from the number 1000 which it was year before last.

32. What was the grand total of Falcon Team of College ‘X’?

I. Mayank correctly remembers that Falcon Team scored a grand total of above 82 but below 91.
II. Animesh correctly remembers that Falcon Team scored a grand total of above 77 and below 84.

33. Which direction is Ajay facing at the moment?

I. After walking 5 metres early morning from point ‘P’, Ajay is facing the opposite direction of the Sun.
II. Ajay took two consecutive right turns after covering a distance of 6 metres to reach the point ‘P’.

34. How is M related to H?

I. H is the daughter of P and sister of K.
II. S is the son of M and husband of P.

35. How is ‘healthy’ coded in the language?

I. In that code language ‘eat and drink healthy’ is written as ‘se ta pa me’ and ‘drink hot beverages’ is written as ‘ta nu fa’.
II. In that code language ‘eat hot meal daily’ is written as ‘fa me la du’ and ‘cold and hot’ is written as ‘pa fa ga’.

36. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word FINANCIAL, each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series (in both forward and backward directions)?

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

37. Cause: The Government has recently increased the taxes on retail items by about 10 per cent. Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?

(1) The retailers will reduce the prices of retail items by about 10 per cent
(2) The retailers will dose their shops till the taxes are rolled back by the Government
(3) The retailers will increase the prices of retail items by about 20 per cent
(4) The retailers will most probably increase the prices of retail items by about 10 percent or less than 10 percent
(5) None of these

38. Statement: Many students died in a collision of their bus and a truck near the school premise because the driver of truck lost his balance owing to high speed of the truck.

Courses of Action:

(A) The Government should immediately cancel the licenses of all the trucks operating in the city.
(B) The Government should prohibit the movement of all the vehicles near the school premise.
(C) The Government should set up a high level task force to suggest measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) Only A and C
(5) None

Directions (39-40): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

The Government has decided to continue providing subsidy to consumers for cooking gas for three more years. This is not good news from the point of view of reining in the fiscal deficit. Mounting subvention for subsidies means diversion of savings by the government from investment to consumption, raising the cost of capital in the process. The Government must cut expenditure on subsidies to create more fiscal space for investments in both physical and social infrastructure. It should outline a plan for comprehensive reform in major subsidies including petroleum, food and fertilizers and set a final deadline.

39. Which of the following is a Conclusion which can be drawn from the facts stated in the above paragraph?

(1) Government cannot withdraw subsidies provided to various items.
(2) Government subsidy on cooking gas is purely a political decision
(3) Government can compensate the expenditure incurred on subsidy by raising the various taxes
(4) Subsidy provided by the government under various heads to the citizens increases the cost of capital
(5) None of these

40. Which of the following is an assumption which is implicit in the facts stated in the above paragraph?

(1) It is not possible to create more infrastructural abilities if the present level of subsidy continues even for short duration
(2) The Government should sought assistance from international financial organizations for developing infrastructural projects
(3) The people of India may not be able to pay more for cooking gas
(4) India is no longer a developing country and many people in the country are rich enough to buy petroleum products market cost
(5) None of these

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