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

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper - 2011

Subject: Reasoning

1. The positions of how many digits in the number 523169 will remain unchanged if the digits within the number are written in ascending order? (from left to right)

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

2. In a certain code ‘BUILD’ is written as ‘5#31@’ and ‘LIKES’ is written as ‘13©*8’. How is ‘SKID’ written in that code?

(1) 8©*@
(2) 8@3©
(3) 8©3@
(4) 83©@
(5) None of these

3. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘DAREDEVIL’ 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

4. If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the second, the third, the seventh and the eighth letters of the word STEADFAST, which of the following will be the second letter of that word? If no such word can be formed, give ‘X’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be formed, give ‘Y as the answer.

(1) E
(2) A
(3) T
(4) X
(5) Y

5. In a certain code ’TASK’ is written as ‘BUJR’ and ‘BIND’ is written as ‘JCCM’. How is ‘SUIT written in that code?

(1) VTSH
(2) VSTH
(3) TRUJ
(4) TRJU
(5) None of these

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Directions (6-10): In the following questions, the symbols ,*,$,@ and © are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:

‘A $ B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor greater than B’.
‘A B’ means ‘A is not smaller than B’.
‘A © B’ means ‘A is either smaller than or equal to B’.
‘A * B’ means ‘A is smaller than B’.
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor equal to B’.

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to 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.

6. Statements:

W $ F, F R, R * M

Conclusions:

I. R * W
II. R $ W

7. Statements’:

V T, T@N, N $ J

Conclusions:

I. J * T
II. N * V

8. Statements:

K © R, R M, M * F

Conclusions:

I. F @ R
II. K * M

9. Statements:

B @ J, J * H, H © N

Conclusions:

I. N @ J
II. N @ B

10. Statements:

T * K, K © M, M D

Conclusions:

I. D K
II. M @ T

Directions (11-15): Study the following arrangement of numbers, letters and symbols carefully and answer the questions given below:

R 4 $ M E 7 T # A 2 J @ U K 9 P I % 1 8 Q W 3 d Z 5 * N 6 F © V G

11. Which of the following should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the elements in the above arrangement?

M$7 A#J KU P ?

(l) 1 % W
(2) 11 Q
(3) 1 I W
(4) 1 %Q
(5) None of these

12. How many such symbols 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) Four

13. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant but not, immediately preceded by a letter?

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

14. If the positions of twenty-five elements from the right end are reversed, which of the following will be the sixteenth element from the left end?

(1) Z
(2) P
(3) W
(4) Q
(5) None of these

15. Which of the following is the eighth to the left of the twenty- third element from the left end of the above arrangement?

(1) 9
(2) I
(3) $
(4) ©
(5) None of these

Directions (16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

P, Q, A, B, D, Rand F are sitting around a circular table [acing the centre. R is not second to the left of D and D is not an immediate neighbour of B, A is third to the right of F. B is second to the left of F. Q is not an immediate neighbour of B or F.

16. Who is second to the right of P ?

(1) R
(2) Q
(3) D
(4) A
(5) Data inadequate

17. Who is to the immediate left of F?

(1) R
(2) P
(3) D
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

18. Who is to the immediate right of D?

(1) Q
(2) A
(3) F
(4) P
(5) None of these

19. What is D’s position with respect to B ?

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

20. Who is to the immediate right of Q?

(1) D
(2) R
(3) A
(4) B
(5) None of these

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. Who among P, Q, R. S and T, each having a different age, is definitely the youngest?

I. R is younger than only T and P.
II. Q is younger than T but not the youngest.

22. Towards which direction was Q facing after he stopped walking?

I. Q walked 30 metres towards West, took a left turn and walked 20 metres. He again took a left turn and stopped after walking 30 metres,
II. Q walked 30 metres towards East, took a right turn and walked 20 metres and he took a left turn and stopped after walking 30 metres.

23. How is ‘always’ written in a code language?

I. ‘rain is always good’ is written as ‘5 3 9 7 in that code language.
II. ‘he is always there’ is written as ‘3 6 8 5’ in that code language.

24. How is M related to D?

I. M has only one son and two daughters.
II. D’s brother is son of M’s wife:

25. On which date in April is definitely Pravm’s mother’s birthday?

I. Pravin correctly remembers that his mother’s birthday is after fourteenth but before nineteenth of April.
II. Pravin’s sister correctly remembers that their mother’s birthday is after sixteenth but before twenty-first of April.

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

Following are the conditions for selecting a Marketing Manager in an organisation:

The candidate must ______
(i) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years old as on 01.12.2011.
(ii) be a graduate In any discipline with at least 55% aggregate marks.
(iii) have completed Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Management with specialization in Marketing Management with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have post qualification work experience of at least 5 years as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organization.
In the case of a candidate who fulfills all the conditions except ______

(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 50% in graduation and at least 65% in Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Management with specialisation in Marketing Management his/her case is to be referred to Head- Marketing.
(b) at (i) above, but is not more than 40 years old and has work experience of 8 years as Assistant Marketing Manager, his/her case is to be referred to Managing Director.
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 01-12-2011.

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

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

26. Mansi was born on 8th March 1982. She has been working as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organization for the past six years after completing her Post Graduate Degree in Management with specialisation in Marketing Management with 70% marks. She has secured 53% marks in B.Com.

27. Manoj was born on 24th July 1980. He has been working as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organisation for the past seven years after completing his Post Graduate diploma in marketing management with 60% marks. He has secured 54% marks in graduation.

28. Rajat has secured 59% marks in graduation and has been working as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organisation for the past seven years after completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Marketing Management. He was born on 15th February 198l.

29. Tarun was born on 2nd January 1978. He has secured 58% marks in B.Sc. and 65% marks in Post Graduate Degree in Marketing Management. He has been working as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organization for the past six years after completing his post graduation.

30. Mohini has secured 60% marks in graduation. She has been working as Assistant Marketing Manager in an organisation for the past nine years after completing her Post Graduate degree in marketing management with 65% marks. She was born on 18th August 1972.

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

A, B, C, D, E, F and G study in Standard IV, V and VI with at least two in any of these Standards. Each one of them has a favourite (likes) colour, viz. black, red, yellow, green, white, blue and pink not necessarily in the same order.

B likes yellow and does not study in Standard VI. The one who likes black studies in the same Standard as E, C likes blue and studies in the same Standard as G. D studies in Standard V only with the one who likes pink. G does not study either in Standard V or VI. F does not like black. G does not like either green or white. D does not like green. E does not like pink.

31. Who likes white?

(1) A
(2) G
(3) D
(4) F
(5) None of these

32. Which of the following combinations is correct?

(1) A- Black - V
(2) D - White - IV
(3) B - Red - IV
(4) C - Blue - IV
(5) All are correct

33. What is A’s favourite colour?

(1) Red
(2) Black
(3) White
(4) Black or White
(5) None of these

34. Which of the following students study in Standard IV?

(1) BC
(2) BG
(3) BCD
(4) BCG
(5) None of these

35. Who likes red?

(1) G
(2) D
(3) A
(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 lake 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 I or II follows.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (5) if both I and II follow.

36. Statements:

All cards are sheets.
All files are cards.

Conclusions:

I. All cards are files.
II. All files are sheets.

37. Statements:

Some questions are answers.
All questions are issues.

Conclusions:

I. At least some answers are issues.
II. Some answers are definitely not questions.

38. Statements:

All roads are streets.
No road is a highway.

Conclusions:

I. No highway is street.
II. All streets are roads.

39. Statements:

No book is library. ,
Some books are diaries.

Conclusions:

I. Atleast some libraries are diaries.
II. No diary is library.

40. Statements :

No pin is a clip.
All pins are fans.

Conclusions:

I. All fans are pins.
II. No clip is fan.

 

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