(Papers) IBPS PO Exam Paper - 2015 "Held on: 31-10-2015"
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5) : Each of the questions below cionsists 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 (a) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the
questions, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the
Give answer (b) 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
Given answer (c) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II
alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (d) If the data even in both statement I and II together are not
sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (e) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary
to answer the question
1. How is ‘party’ coded in the language ?
I. ‘going to a party’ is coded as ‘la fa qu tu’ and ‘for a party’ is coded as
‘fa me tu’.
II. ‘start the party’ is coded as ‘tu co ra’ and ‘going to start’ is coded as
‘qu co la’.
2. On which day of the week is Priya definitely travelling ?
I. Amita correctly remembers that Priya is travelling after Tuesday but
before Saturday. Rohit correctly remembers that Priya is travelling before
Friday but after Monday.
II. Priya does not travel on a Friday.
3. How is P related to A ?
I. A is the daughter of M and the sister of S.
II. K is the son of P and the husband of M.
4. Four movies are screened from Monday to Thursday, (one on each day
starting on Monday and ending on Thursday) viz - Crash, Social Network, Ice Age
and Notting Hill. On which day is the movie Crash screened ?
I. Social Network is screened on the last day.
II. Neither Ice Age nor Notting Hill are screened on Monday.
5. Who sits to the immediate right of Ayesha ?
I. Four friends Shradha, Tania, Vimla and Ayesha are sitting around a
circular table facing the centre.
II. Shardha sits second to the right of Tania. Vimla is an immediate neighbour
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-10) : Study the following information to answer the
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and
numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an
illustration of input
and rearrangement. (Single digit numbers are preceded by a zero. All other
numbers are two digit numbers) Input : Good 18 to raise 02 12 money 28 for 57
Step I : to good 18 raise 02 12 money 28 for charity 09 57.
Step II : to raise good 18 02 12 money for charity 09 28 57.
Step III : to raise money good 02 12 for charity 09 18 28 57.
Step IV : to raise money good 02 for charity 09 12 18 28 57.
Step V : to raise money good for charity 02 09 12 18 28 57.
Step V : is the last Step of the arrangement of the above input as the intended
arrangement is obtained.
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-7) : These questions are based on the following
input: Input : always 19 give 21 84 for 62 14 worthy cause
6. Which of the following would be step III for the above input ?
(a) worthy give for always 19 14 cause 84 62 21.
(b) worthy give for always 14 19 cause 21 62 84.
(c) always give for worthy 19 14 cause 21 62 84.
(d) worthy give for always 19 14 cause 21 62 84.
(e) always give for cause 19 14 worthy 21 62 84.
7. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement for the
above input ?
(e) None of these
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 8-10) : These questions are based on the following
input : Input : 50 62 tips on 67 how can 42 stay young 17 89 forever 03.
8. The following stands for which step of the arrangement ? young tips
stay 50 on how can 42 17 forever 03 62 67 89.
(a) Step III
(b) Step V
(c) Step VI
(d) Step IV
(e) None of these
9. Which of the words/numbers below would be at the fifth position (from
the right end) in Step V of the input ?
(e) None of these
10. Which of the following would be the last step for the input?
(a) young tips stay on how forever can 03 17 42 50 62 67 89.
(b) young tips stay on how forever can 89 67 62 50 42 17 03.
(c) can forever how on stay tips forever 89 67 62 50 42 17 03.
(d) young tips stay on how forever can 03 17 42 50 67 62 89.
(e) can forever how on stay tips young 03 17 42 50 62 67 89.
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11-13) : Read the followign information carefully and
answer the quesitons that follow.
Ruling governments in the west are being punished by the voters for ever
rising unemployment rates. Their parliament is abuzz with campaigns, marked by
criticism of India as an outsourcing hub. India is seen by many in the west as a
land of call centres and back offices with cheap labour that cost people in the
west, their jobs.
11. Which of the following statements would weaken the argument given in
the passage ?
(a) Outsourced jobs do not require highly skilled and qualified employees.
(b) Nearly 34% of the unemployed people would secure jobs in the west if
outsourced jobs were in sourced by their organisations
(c) After suffering heavy losses in the elections the governments in the west
are expected to change their decision on outsourcing to India.
(d) Outsourcing, a dynamic, two-way relationship has created jobs and growth in
India as well as the west.
(e) Although outsourcing to India allowed many companies in west to focus on
their core operations, they heavily compromised the quality and the standards of
their back office jobs.
12. Which of the following can be a possible repercussion of the
opposition to outsourcing in the west ?
(a) Jobs which are currently outsourced to India would be transferred to
another country which in all probability would be China.
(b) Call centres and back offices employees in India would expect a salary at
par with their western counterparts.
(c) In-sourcing of jobs by the west would render thousands of Indians
(d) If in-sourced in the west itself, the companies would not be able to employ
professionals and experts of same quality as available in India.
(e) The western companies which earlier outsourced to India would benefit
financially as offices would not have to be set overseas.
13. Which of the following can be inferred? (An infernece is something
which is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given facts)
(a) Unemployment in India is not as severe a problem as that in the west
(b) Employees working in the back offices and call centres in the west earn much
more than their counterparts in India
(c) Developing countries such as China and India do not outsource their back
office jobs at all to other countries
(d) Countries which do not outsource jobs do not face the problem of
(e) One of the main reasons for high unemployment rate in India is its clean of
call centres and back offices which undertake outsourced work from the west
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 14-19) : Read the following information carefully and
answer the questions that follow.
(K, L, M, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a square table in such a way
that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle
of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face outside
while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre of the table.) P
sits third to the right of S. S faces the centre. Q sits third to the left of M.
M does not sit in the middle of the sides. Only one person sits between Q and R.
R is not an immediate neighbour of M. T faces the centre. K is not an immediate
neighbour of R.
14. What is position of M with respect to L ?
(a) Third to the right
(b) M and L sit diagonally opposite to each other
(c) Second to the right.
(d) Second to the left
(e) Fifth to the right
15. Who sits exactly between Q and R ?
(e) S and K
16. Which of the following pairs represents the persons seated in the
middle of the sides who face each other ?
(a) S, Q
(b) K, L
(c) M, P
(d) R, T
(e) T, Q
17. Who amongst the following sits between R and K when counted in
anti-clockwise direction from K ?
(a) No one sits between R and K as R and K are immediate neighbours of each
(b) S, P and
(c) P and Q
(d) L and R
(e) M, S and T
18. If K is made to face the opposite direction, who would sit to his
immediate right ?
19. 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 ?
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 20-23) : Read the following information and five
statements given below it carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Exodus from rural areas to the urban hubs in search of job opportunities has
now declined to nearly twenty-six percent of what it was at the turn of 21st
century. (A) Since the last decade, the rural economy has transformed itself
into a bankable, profit making and commercially viable venture. (B) Job
opportunities differ in urban and rural areas (C) The load on infrastructure and
resources in the urban areas which had remained unmanageable for a long time has
been eased a little since the last decade. (D) This trend of reverse migration
which was seen only in developed countries till now has entered the scenes of
developing nations as well (E) According to a recent report more than eighty
percent of the professionals having roots in rural areas prefer to work in urban
cities rahter than their home villages.
20. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned
above respresents an effect of the given information most appropriately ?
(e) Either D or E
21. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned
above represents a cause of the given information most appropriately ?
22. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned
above represents an assumption most appropriately ? (An assumption is something
supposed or taken for granted)
(d) Both A and C
23. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned
above would weaken / contradict the facts presented in the paragraph ?
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 24) : Question below is followed by three arguments
numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the argument(s) is/are
“strong” and indicate your answer accordingly.
24. Should the Government restrict use of electricity for each household
depending upon the requirement?
I. Yes, this will help government tide over the problem of inadequate
generation of electricity.
II. No, every citizen has right to consume electricity as per their requirement
as they pay for using electricity.
III. No, the Government does not have the machinery to put such a restriction on
use of electricity.
(a) Only I is strong
(b) Only II is strong
(c) Only I and II are strong
(d) Only II and III are strong
(e) All I, II and III are strong
25. Statement : Many patients suffering from malaria were administered
anti-malarial drug for a week. Some of them did not respond to the traditional
drug and their condition deteriorated after four days. Which of the following
would weaken the findings mentioned in the above statement?
(a) Those patients who responded to the traditional drugs and recovered were
needed to be given additional doses as they reported relapse of symptoms.
(b) The mosquitoes carrying malaria are found to be resistant to traditional
(c) Majority of the patients suffering from malaria responded well to the
traditional malarial drugs and recovered from the illness.
(d) Many drug companies have stopped manufacturing traditional malarial drugs.
(e) None of these