(Paper) SBI Clerk Exam Paper - 2011 (Reasoning Ability)

(Paper) SBI Clerk Exam Paper - 2011

:: REASONING ABILITY ::

121. In a certain language 'to be polite' is coded as 'fa so la', ' she is polite' is coded as 'so me pa' and ' to have manners' is coded as 'na la ma'. Which of the following is the code for 'be' in that language?

1) so
2) fa
3) la
4) me
5) na

122. 'Lead' is related to, 'pencil' in the same way as 'ink' is related to

1) Bottle
2) Pen
3) Stamp
4) Pot
5) Colour

123. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters ONFT using each letter only once in each word?

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

124. If the, digits in the number 25673948 are arranged in ascending order from left to right, what will be the sum of the digits which are fourth from the right and third from the left in the new arrangement?

1) 10
2) 9
3) 4
4) 6
5) 8

125. In a certain code GIVEN is written as MDVJH. How is SHARK written in that code

1) JSAIT
2) JQAIT
3) TIAQJ
4) JQBTI
5) JQIAT

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126. If each of the vowels in the word HONESTLY is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series, and then the alphabets so formed are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right, which of the following will be fifth from the left of the new arrangement thus formed?

1) S
2) R
3) M
4) F
5) P

127. If it is possible to make only one meaningful word with the first, second, fifth and sixth letters of the word PYGMALION, which of the following would be the second letter of that word from the right end? If no such word can be made, give 'X' as your answer and if more than one such word can be formed, give your answer as 'Z'.

1) X
2) P
3) Y
4) A
5) Z

128. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group, which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1) Feathers
2) Leaves
3) Twings
4) Nest
5) Hay

129. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word DUPLICATE each of which has as many letters between them in word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between, them in the English alphabetical order?

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

130. In a certain language 'GUEST' is coded as '@7$2' and 'SNIP' is coded as '957#' and 'GAPE' is coded as 'β$35'. How will 'SING' be coded in the same code?

1) 9$7#
2) 59#$
3) 9β7$
4) 7$59
5) $27#

Directions (131 - 135): (In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by-two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from conclusions logically follows 'from the statements disregarding commonly known facts.

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

131. Statements: All petals are flowers
Some flowers are not petals
Some petals are colours

Conclusions: I. Some flowers are colours
II. Some flowers are not colours

132. Statements: All desks are tables
Some tables are drawers
Some drawers are big

Conclusions: I. Some tables are big
II. No desk is a drawer

133. Statements: All Colleges are buildings
All buildings are concrete
Some concrete are strong

Conclusions: I. Some colleges are strong
II. Atleast some strong are concrete

134. Statements: Some trees are tall
All tall are healthy
All healthy are not tall

Conclusions: I. Some healthy are tall
II. Some trees are not tall

135. Statements: All books are interesting
All magazines are books
Some interesting that are not books are journals

Conclusions: I. All books are journals
II. All magazines are interesting

Directions (136 - 140): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

If 'A ★ Z' means 'A is the wife of Z'
If 'A × Z' means 'A is the husband of Z'
If 'A + Z' means 'A is the sister of Z'
If 'A - Z' means 'A is the brother of Z'
If 'A > Z' means 'A is the son of Z'
If 'A < Z' means 'A is the daughter of Z'

136. Which of the following relations will not be true if the expression 'A < P × T + F > L × M' is definitely true?

1) A is the daughter of T
2) F is the son of M
3) P is the son-in-law of L
4) A is the cousin of F
5) M is the grandmother of A

137. Which of the following means N is the daughter-in-law of A?

1) M + N ★ P > A
2) N < M × P + A
3) M - N × P < A
4) A < P + N × M
5) A < N < P ★ M

138. How is P related to F if 'Q × P < B + F'?

1) Daughter
2) Niece
3) Daughter-in-law
4) Grand daughter
5) Aunt

139. Which of the following means P is the father of R?

1) R > S < P ★ J
2) J + R - S < P
3) R > S ★ P - J
4) S + J × R < P
5) None of these

140. How is M related to B if 'A ★ B > Z × S + M'?

1) Aunt
2) Grandfather
3) Uncle
4) Cousin
5) Cannot be determined.

Directions (141 - 145): The following questions are based on the five three digit numbers given below:

612 589 743 468 297

141. If two is added to the first digit of each of the numbers, how many numbers thus farmed will be completely divisible by three?

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

142. If the position of the second and the third digits of each of the numbers are interchanged, in how many numbers thus formed will be the last digit be a perfect square? ('1' is also a perfect square)

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

143. What will be the resultant if the third digit of the second lowest number is divided by the second digit of the highest number?

1) 4
2)1
3) 6
4) 5
5) 2

144. If all the digits in each of the numbers are arranged in descending order within the number, which of the following will form the highest number in the new arrangement of numbers?

1) 612
2) 589
3) 743
4) 468
5) 297

145. If all the numbers are arranged in ascending order from left to right. which of the following will be sum of all the three digits of the number which is second from the right of the new arrangement thus formed?

1) 14
2) 9
3) 18
4) 16
5) 12

Directions (146 - 150): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Six friends L, M, N. O, P and Q work in three different cities namely Chennai. Pune and Nashik (not more than two work in a single City). Each of them has a different profession, viz., banker, software engineer, lawyer, lecturer, doctor and psychologist, but not necessarily in the same order. O works in Chennai and is not a lecturer. M is a banker by profession and works in Pune with only Q, who is a software engineer by profession. N works in Nashik and is not a lawyer by profession. P is a doctor and does not work in Chennai. The only other person who works in Chennai is a lecturer by profession.

146. Which of the following is true for L?

1) L is a lecturer by profession.
2) L works in the same place as N.
3) L is neither a lecturer not a lawyer by profession.
4) L works in Pune.
5) None of these

147. Which two people work in Nashik?

1) L and N
2) N and P
3) L and Q
4) N and O
5) Cannot be determined

148. Which of the following combinations of persons, place and profession is correct?

1) Q -Nashik-psychologist
2) P-Pune-doctor
3) L-Nashik-lecturer
4) N-Chennai-software engineer
5) O-Chennai-lawyer

149. Which of the following is the occupation of N?

1) Software engineer
2) Psychologist
3) Lecturer
4) Lawyer
5) None of these

150. Who among the following five is a lawyer by profession among the group of friends?

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

Directions (151 - 160): 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?

158. Problem Figures

 

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