(Papers) IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 27-11-2011, 1st Sitting - Reasoning" (Eastern Zone)

(Papers) IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 27-11-2011, 1st Sitting - Reasoning" (Eastern Zone)

1. How many meaningful English words can be formed, starting with S, with the second, the fourth, the fifth and the eighth letters of the word PERISHED, using each letter only once in each word? (To be counted from left)

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

2. The positions of how many digits in the number 837912 will remain unchanged after the digits within the number are rearranged in descending order? (from left to right)

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

3. In a certain code ‘BUILT is written as ‘5#32@’ and ‘TRIBE’ is written as ‘@935©’, How is ‘RULE’ written in that code?

(1) 9#2©
(2) 95#©
(3) @#3©
(4) @2#©
(5) None of these

4. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word STREAMING each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet? (in both forward and backward directions)

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

5. In a certain code ‘CLEAR’ Is written as ‘SBFMD’ and ‘BONDS’ is written as ‘TEOPC’. How is ‘STALE’ written In that code?

(1) BKZSR
(2) CUTFM
(3) SUBMF
(4) FMBUT
(5) None of these

Directions (6-10) : Study the following arrangement of numbers, letters and symbols carefully and answer the questions given below

R @ 2 9 T V A Y 5 © # J I P 8 Q $ E 3 * H % 6 W 4 I d U Z

6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group, Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

(1) J P ©
(2) E Q*
(3) W 1 %
(4) 9 V @
(5) 1 # 6

7. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the nineteenth element from the right end?

(1) J
(2) V
(3) W
(4) 8
(5) None of these

8. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol?

(1) One
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) Four
(5) More than four

9. If the positions of the last eighteen elements in the above arrangement are reversed, which of the following will be the seventeenth from the left end?

(1) H
(2) P
(3) W
(4) 6
(5) None of these

10. How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is either immediately followed by a symbol or immediately preceded by a symbol?

(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) Four

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

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre not necessarily in the same order, F is fourth to the left of A and second to the right of C. B is second to the left of A, and A is to the Immediate right of G, E who is not an immediate neighbour of B is fourth to the left of D.

11. Which of the following is correct?

(1) F is third to the left of B
(2) H is third to the left of D
(3) C is third to the left of B
(4) E is third to the left of F
(5) All are correct

12. What is H’s position with respect to G ?

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

13. Who is second to the right of E ?

(1) C
(2) H
(3) G
(4) A
(5) Data inadequate

14. Who is to the immediate right of F?

(1) D
(2) H
(3) B
(4) C
(5) None of these

15. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of A?

(1) EB
(2) GC
(3) EG
(4) ED
(5) None of these

Directions (16-20): In the following questions, the symbols ©, d, $, * and % are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:

(i) ‘A d B’ means ‘A is not greater than B’
(ii) ‘A% B’ means ‘A is not smaller than B’.
(iii) ‘A © B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor smaller than B’.
(iv) ‘A $ B’ means ‘A is greater than B’.
(v) ‘A * B’ means ‘A is smaller than B’.

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statementsto be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is are definitely true?

Give answer (1) if only Conclusion I is true.
Give answer (2) if only Conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if either Conclusion I or II is true.
Give answer (4) If neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both Conclusions I and II are true.

16. Statements:

R $ J, J % M, M © K

Conclusions:

I. K © J
II. K *J

17. Statements:

D d R, M $ R, M © F

Conclusions:

I. F $ D
II. F $ R

18. Statements:

H © F, F $ R, R*K

Conclusions:

I. R * H
II. K $ F

19. Statements:

B % D, D* T, T d R

Conclusions:

I. B $ T
II. R $ D

20. Statements:

M % N, N * A, A $ B

Conclusions:

I. B * N
II. A $ M

Directions (21-25) : 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.

21. Village P is towards which direction of village R?

I. Village R is to the South- East of village T and T is to the North of village P.
II. Village Q is to the South of village P and to the South West of village R.

22. Who among A, B, C, D and E, each having a different height. Is the third tallest?

I. E is shorter than only B.
II. C is taller than only A.

23. How many sisters does K have?

I. M is sister of K.
II. K’s mother has three children.

24. In a row of thirty students facing North, what is R’s position from the left end?

I. There are twelve students between Rand Q.
II. T is tenth from the right end and there are sixteen students between T and R.

25. How is ‘go’ written in a code language?

I. ‘go over there’ is written as ‘pa da na’ in that code language.
II. ‘go and sit’ is written as ‘sa ka pa’ in that code language.

Directions (26-30) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Following are the conditions for selecting Accounts Officer in an organization.

The candidate must-

(i) be at least 21 years and not more than 26 years as on 01.11.2011.
(ii) be a Commerce graduate (B. Com.) with at least 55% aggregate marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 2 years in the Accounts department of an organization.
(iv) have secured at least 50% marks in the selection process.

In the case of a candidate who fulfils all the conditions except-

(a) at (i) above but at least 21 years old and not more than 28 years old and has work experience of five years as Accounts Assistant in an organization. his/her case is to be referred to GM- Accounts.

(b) at (ii) above. but has secured at least 50% aggregate marks in graduation and has secured at least 55% marks in the selection process. his/her case is to be referred to VP- Accounts.

In each question below. Details of one candidate are provided. You have to take one of the following courses of actions based on the conditions given above and the information provided in each question and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.11.2011.

Mark answer (1) if the case is to be referred to GM-Accounts.
Mark answer (2) if the case is to be referred to VP-Accounts.
Mark answer (3) if the candidate is to be selected.
Mark answer (4) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Mark answer (5) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.

Now read the information provided in each question and mark your answer accordingly.

26. Ramesh was born on 25th November 1989. He has secured 60% aggregate marks in B.Com. and 65% marks in the Selection; Process. He has been working in the Accounts department of an organization for the past three years.

27. Pratima was born on 6th .June 1988. She has secured 60% aggregate marks in B.Com. and 49% marks in the Selection Process. She has been working in the Accounts Department of an organization for the past three years.

28. Anil has secured 55% aggregate marks in graduation. He has been working for past four years in the Accounts department of an organization. He has secured 50% marks in the Selection Process. He was born on 12th July 1988.

29. Abha was born on 18th April 1985. She has been working as Accounts Assistant in an organization for the past five years. She has secured 60% aggregate marks in B. Com. and 55% marks In the Selection Process.

30. Atul has secured 50% aggregate marks in B.Com. and 60% marks in the Selection Process. He has been working in the Accounts department of an organization for past four years. He was born on 2nd January 1987.

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

A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seven friends. Each of them likes a particular fruit. viz. Apple, Banana. Pear. Guava. Orange. Mango and Watermelon and each of them has a favourite city. viz. Mumbai. Pune, Delhi, Kolkata. Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin. The choices of fruit and favourite city of the seven friends are not necessarily in the same order.
B likes Mango and her favourtte city is Chennai. The one whose favourite city is Pune likes Watermelon. E’s, . favourite city is Kolkata. C likes Guava: and his favourite city is not Mumbai. G’s favourite city is Cochin and he does, not like either Banana or Pear. The favourtte city of the one who likes Orange is Hyderabad. E does not like Pear. A’s favourtte ‘City is neither Pune nor Hyderabad. D does not like Watermelon.

31. Who likes Apple?

(1) G
(2) E
(3) F
(4) A
(5) Data inadequate

32. Which fruit does A like?

(1) Apple
(2) Orange
(3) Pear
(4) Watermelon
(5) None of these

33. Which is C’s favourtte city ?

(1) Mumbai
(2) Pune
(3) Hyderabad
(4) Delhi
(5) None of these

34. Which of the following combinations of Person-Fruit-City is incorrect?

(1) C - Guava - Kolkata
(2) F - Watermelon - Hyderabad
(3) E-Banana-Cochin
(4) D - Guava - Delhi
(5) All are incorrect

35. Which is F’s favourite city?

(1) Hyderabad
(2) Pune
(3) Mumbai
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

Directions (36-40) : 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 commonly known facts 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.
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.

36. Statements:

Some gears are wheels.
All wheels are brakes.

Conclusions:

I. No brake is gear.
II. Atleast some gears are brakes.

37. Statements:

No month is a year.
No year is a second.

Conclusions:

I. All months are. seconds.
II. No second is month.

38. Statements:

No plane is hill.
Some hills are towns.

Conclusions:

I. No town is plane.
II. Some towns are plane.

39. Statements:

All metals are liquids.
All liquids are gases.

Conclusions:

I. All metals are gases.
II. Atleast some gases are liquids.

40. Statements:

Some cities are towns.
Some villages are cities.

Conclusions:

I. Atleast some villages are towns.
II. No village is a town.

Directions (41-50) : In each of the questions given below which one of the five answer figures on the right should come after the problem figures on the left, if the sequence were continued?


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