(Papers) IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 27-11-2011, 2nd Sitting - Reasoning" (North Zone)

(Papers) IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper "Held on 27-11-2011, 2nd Sitting - Reasoning" (North Zone)

1. How many digits in the number ‘5279143’ will be as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are rearranged in ascending order from left to right within the number?

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

2. If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the second, the fourth, the fifth and the seventh letters of the word COURTESY, using each letter only once in the word, which of the following will be the third letter of that word? If no such word can be formed, give ‘N’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be formed, give ‘M’ as the answer.

(1) R
(2) O
(3) S
(4) N
(5) M

3. In a certain code ‘BEAMING’ is written as ‘BFCMHOJ’ and ‘CLEAR’ is written as ‘MDESB’. How is ‘TRAIL’ written in that code?

(1) USAMJ
(2) USAJM
(3) SUAMJ
(4) SUAJM
(5) None of these

4. In a certain code ‘TWICE’ is written as ’34$5d' and ‘WEARS’ is written as ‘4d29%’. How is ‘SEAT ‘written in that code?

(1) %2d3
(2) %d23
(3) %d43
(4) %$23
(5) None of these

5. How many such pairs of digits are there in the number ‘5391246’ in both forward and backward directions, each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when the digits are arranged in ascending order within the number?

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

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

K, L, C, E, H, T and P are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. T is third to the right of H. L is fourth to the left of P. P is to the immediate right of H. C is fourth to the right of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of T.

6. Who is second to the left of L ?

(1) T
(2) H
(3) C
(4) K
(5) Data inadequate .

7. What is K’s position with respect to P?

(1) Fourth to the right
(2) Third to the left
(3) Fifth to the right
(4) Third to the right
(5) None of these

8. Who is fourth to the right of P?

(1) T
(2) L
(3) K
(4) C
(5) None of these

9. Who is second to the right of R?

(1) L
(2) C
(3) T
(4) E
(5) None of these

10. Who is to the immediate right of E?

(1) K
(2) H
(3) L
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

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

B @ K I 9 D © 5 2 T $ M 4 E J # U R 1
A d K 5 W 6 % F Q 7 H P 8 Z

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

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

12. Which of the following is the ninth to the right of the twentieth element from the right end of the above arrangement?

(1) 9
(2) 7
(3) $
(4) 5
(5) None of these

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

K9D 2$M JUR ?

(1) dKW
(2) dK5
(3) d56
(4) dW6
(5) None of these

14. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by number and immediately followed by a symbol?

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

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

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

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

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and 11 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.

Directions (21-25) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below;

A, B, C, D, F, G and H are seven football players each playing for a different team, viz. Green, Red and Blue, with at least two of them in each of these teams. Each of them likes a fruit, viz. Apple, Guava, Banana, Orange, Mango, Papaya and Watermelon, not necessarily in the same order.
B plays with F in team Blue and he likes Mango. None of those who play for either team Red or team Green likes either Guava or Banana. D plays with only the one who likes Watermelon. G likes Papaya and he plays in team Red. The one who likes Orange does not play in team Red. H likes Watermelon and he plays for team Green. A likes Apple and he plays for team Red. C does not like Guava.

21. Which of the following players play for team Red?

(1) GA
(2) DH
(3) GC
(4) GF
(5) None of these

22. In which team do three of them play?

(1) Blue
(2) Red
(3) Blue or Red
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

23. Which of the following combinations is incorrect?

(1) Blue - B - Apple
(2) Red - A - Guava
(3) Green - D - Apple
(4) Blue - C - Orange
(5) All are incorrect

24. Who likes Guava?

(1) B
(2) F
(3) D
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

25. Which fruit does D like?

(1) Banana
(2) Guava
(3) Orange
(4) Papaya
(5) None of these

Directions (26-30) : 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.

26. On which date in November is definitely Anjan’s father’s birthday?

I. Anjan correctly remembers that his father’s birthday is before twenty second November but after fourteenth November.
II. Anjan’s brother correctly remembers that their father’s birthday is after nineteenth November but before twenty eighth November.

27. How is T related to W ?

I. T’s only sister is married to M.
II. W’s mother is the only daughter of M.

28. How is ‘home’ written in a code language?

I. ‘home for all’ is written as ‘9 2 l’ in that code language.
II. ‘you go home’ is written as ‘7 3 2’ in that code language.

29. Who among A, B, C, D and E, each having a different weight, is the heaviest?

I. C is heavier than only A.
II. D is lighter than E and B.

30. Towards which direction is Town M from Town B ?

I. Town B is to the West of Town D. Town D is to the North of Town M.
II. Town K is to the South of Town B. Town K is to the West of Town M.

Directions (31-35) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager-Finance in an organization.

The candidate must-

(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks.
(ii) have completed Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks
(iii) have post qualification work experience of at least 4 years in the finance department of an organization,
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01.12.2011.

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

(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post-graduate degree/diploma in management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in Graduation, his/her case is to be referred to DGM-Finance.

(b) at (iii) above, but has post qualification work experience of at least two years as Assistant Finance Manager, his/her case is to be referred to GM-Finance.

In each question below, details of one candidate are provided. You have to take one of the following courses of action 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 candidate is to be selected.
Mark answer (2) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
Mark answer (3) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Mark answer (4) if the case is to be referred to DGM-Finance.
Mark answer (5) if the case is to be referred to GM-Finance.

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


31. Raman Sharma was born on 19th March 1981. He has been working in the finance department of an organization for the past six years. He has secured 65% marks in B.Com. and 75% marks in his post graduate degree in management with finance specialization.

32. Bhuvan Sen was born on 7th November 1982. He has been working for the past four years as Assistant Finance Manager in an organization after completing his post graduate degree in Finance management with 66% marks. He has secured 52% marks in B.Sc.

33. Gyatri Devi has been working in the finance department of an organization for the past seven years after completing her post graduate degree in management with specialization in Finance with 62% marks. She has secured 75% marks in B.Sc. She was born on 12th January 1983.

34. Ranjana Singh was born on 26th July 1984. She has been working as Assistant Finance Manager for the past three years in an organization after completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Management with finance specialization with 68% marks. She has secured 55% marks in B.A.

35. Ajay Roy has been working in the Finance department of an organization for the past five years after completing his post graduate degree in management with finance specialization with 60% marks. He has secured 60% marks in B.Com. He was born on 4th November 1985.

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:

All graphics are designs.
All patterns are designs.

Conclusions:

I. Atleast some design are graphics.
II. No pattern is a graphic.

37. Statements:

All leaves are roots.
Some leaves are branches.

Conclusions:

I. Some branches are not leaves.
II. Atleast some roots are branches.

38. Statements:

All toys are gifts.
No toy is a reward.

Conclusions:

I. Atleast some rewards are gifts.
II. All gifts are toys.

39. Statements:

Some kings are emperors.
No ruler is a king.

Conclusions:

I. No ruler is an emperor.
II. Atleast some ruler” are emperors.

40. Statements:

No wish is a demand.
All wishes are claims.

Conclusions:

I. No demand is claim
II. All claims are wishes

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?

Problem Figures
Answer Figures

41.

 

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