IBPS Clerk Previous Year Exam Paper - 2016 (Held on:
Directions (1-4): Study the following information carefully to answer
the given questions.
In a certain code language, “work for earning money” is coded as “Go3 None5
Xor4 Farnin7”, “like six years passed” is coded as “Ti3 Qasse6 Zear5 Mik4”
“hence good amount received” is coded as “Seceive8 Lenc5 Hoo4 Bmoun6”
1.What is the code for last earning was money ?
(1) Xa3 Mas4 Noney5 Farnin7
(2) None5 Xa3 Mas4 Darnin7
(3) None5 Mas4 Farnin7 Xa3
(4) Mas4 Lone5 Farnin7 Xa3
(5) Other than those given as options
2.If “money makes man perfect” is coded as “Nake5 Qerfec7 Na3 None5”, then
what is the code for good people always perfect?
(1) Qeop16 Hoo4 Blway6
(2) Hoo4 Qerfec7 Blway6 Qeop16
(3) Qeople6 Hoo4 Qerfec7Blway6
(4) Qerfec7 Blway6 Qeop15 Hoo5
(5) Other than those given as options
3.What is the code for “hence always wrong hance”?
(1) Blway6 Lance5 Xron5 Lenc5
(2) Lanc5 Xron5 Blway5 Lenc5
(3) Lanc5 Xron5 Blway5 Lenc5
(4) Blway6 Lenc5 Lanc5 Xron5
(5) Lanc6 Xron6 Blway5 Lenc5
4.“Farming” is coded as :
Directions (5-10): Read the given information carefully and answer the
There are five units i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each unit has a different height.
Also each unit contains books and boxes. Unit 2 is above Unit 1 and Unit 3 is
above Unit 2 and so on. Every unit belongs to different country i.e. Beijing,
Paris, London, Sydney and Zurich. The total height of all five units is equal to
- Total height of unit is equal to the total height of books plus total
height of boxes in each unit.
- Height of books is not equal to the height of boxes, unless specified.
The books belongs to London is an even unit. The total height of Unit 1 is 75
ft. Sydney is not a Unit 1. The total height of unit, which belongs to Sydney,
is 55 ft. There is only one gap between London and Paris. The height of books
and height of boxes in Unit 3 are equal. The height of books in Unit 2 is not
less than 30 ft. The books in Unit 4 are four more than books, which is in Unit
3. The total height of London is not 37 ft. The total height of unit, which
contains 37 ft is not taking the place which is immediately above a unit, which
contains ’20 ft more than the unit, which belongs to Sydney. The height of boxes
in Unit 2 is 23 ft. Unit belongs to Zurich does not contain the equal height of
books and boxes. The total height ofUnit 2 is an odd number and height is more
than 50 ft and less than 55 ft. Unit 1 contains 23 ft height of boxes more than
Unit 4 contains height of boxes and Unit 5 contains 7 ft height of books less
than Unit 1 contains.
5.What is the total height in Unit 3 ?
(1) 37 ft
(2) 32 ft
(3) 53 ft
(4) 75 ft
(5) 80 ft
6.Unit 3 belongs to which country?
7.If ‘Sydney’ is related to 37 ft in the same way as Beijing is related to
53 ft. Which of the following is `Paris’ related to, following the same pattern
(1) 53 ft
(2) 37 ft
(3) 75 ft
(4) 32 ft
(5) 30 ft
8.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group ?
(2) 32 ft
(3) 75 ft
(5) 37 ft
9.What is the height of box in Unit 4 ?
(1) 23 ft
(2) 17 ft
(3) 27 ft
(4) 40 ft
(5) 20 ft
10.Which unit contains 30 ft book ?
(1) Unit 2
(2) Unit 3
(3) Unit 1
(4) Unit 5
(5) Unit 4
Directions (11-15): Read the given information carefully and answer
the given questions.
Two buses-A and B start their journey from same depot but not necessary in
the same order. Bus A starts moving 6 km towards north direction to -Point P and
then takes a right turn and moves 18 km to reach Point R, then take a left turn
and ? roves 12 km to reach Point S. Points P, Q and R lies in a same line.
Distance between P and Q is half of the distance between Q and R. Bus B starts
to move towards west 2 km more than Point Q and R from Depot and reach Point W,
then take a right turn and walk 18 km to reach Point U. U, V and W lies in the
same line as distance of V and W is double of the distance between U and V. From
Point U Bus B take a right turn and reach Point S. Point T lies between U and S
in exact midway.
11.What is the total distance between U and S ?
(1) 29 km
(2) 32 km
(3) 36 km
(4) 30 km
(5) 28 km
12.In which direction is Point T with respect to Point W?
13.A boy wants to go depot and starts walking towards north from Point W.
After reaching Point V, he suddenly realize that he is going to wrong direction.
So what is the shortest route from Point V to bus depot?
(1) Back to Point W then go to depot from there
(2) From Point V he should go to east direction 14km than move toward south and
(3) From Point V going towards north to reach Point U from there, he should
reach Point S then Point R then Point P and then depot.
(4) Both (1) and (2) are shortest routes.
(5) Back to Point V he should go to west direction 14 km then move towards north
and reach depot.
14.What is the distance between T and S ?
(1) 14 km
(2) 12 km
(3) 16 km
(4) 18 km
(5) 6 km
15.Bus A is moving in which direction currently ?
Directions (16-20) : In each of these questions, two statements marked
as I and II are provided. These may have a cause and effect relationship or may
have independent causes or be the effects of independent causes.
(1) If statement I is cause and statement II is its effect.
(2) If statement II is cause and statement I is its effect.
(3) If statements I and II are independent causes.
(4) If statements I and, II are effects of independent causes.
(5) If statements I and II are effects of common causes.
I. It is the bounden duty of each member of the civil society to control the
air pollution by contributing their best in this endeavour to safeguard the
health of their countrymen.
II. The alarming air pollution in our country is causing asthma cases to
I. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained
unchanged for the past few months.
II. The crude oil prices in the international market have gone up substantially
in the last few months.
I. There has been an increase in the underground water level column at all
places in Delhi due to the last year’s monsoon rains.
II. Many trains had to be cancelled last year due to water-logging on the
I. The prices of sugar had risen very sharply in Indian markets last year.
II. The government imported large quantities of sugar as per trade agreements
with other countries last year.
I. The government has recently fixed the fees for professional courses
offered by the unaided institutions which are much lower than the fees charged
II. The parents of the aspiring students launched a severe agitation last year
protesting against the high fees charged by the unaided institutions.
Directions (21-25) : Study the following information and answer the
J, K, L, M, N, 0, P and R are sitting around a circular table facing the
centre. Each of them was born in a different year-1971, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981,
1984, 1985 and 1990, but not necessarily in the same order.
M is sitting second to the right of K. L is sitting third to the right of J.
Only the one born in 1984 is sitting exactly between J and K N, who is the
eldest is not an immediate neighbour of J and M. R is older than only M. R is
sitting second to the left of P. P is not an immediate neighbour of N. J is
younger than L and 0. K was born before 0 but he is not second eldest.
21.Who is the second eldest in the group ?
22.Who is sitting third to the right of O?
(1) The one born in 1979
(2) The one born in 1980
(3) The one born in 1985
(4) The one born in 1984
(5) The one born in 1981
23.In which year was R born ?
24.Which of the following statements is true regarding K ?
(1) K is sitting third to the right of R.
(2) The one who was born in 1975 is to the immediate left of K.
(3)K is younger than R.
(4) There are four people sitting between N and K.
(5) K sits to the immediate right of J.
25.Which one of the following is younger than O but elder than P ?
(2) The one born in 1980
(3) The one born in 1981
(4) The one born in 1985
Directions (26-30) : Study the following information carefully and
answer the given questions.
Eight persons—I, J, K, L, M, N, 0 and P are sitting around a circular table
but not necessarily in the same order. Three of them are facing outward while
five are facing towards the centre.M is third to the right of K. N is sitting
third to the left of M. Three persons are sitting between N and J. 0 is sitting
third to the right of N, who is not facing the centre. L is sitting third to the
right of I, who is not facing the centre.
26.Who sits between N and I ?
27.Who amongst the following sits second to the right of J ?
28.Which of the following statements is/are true with respect to P ?
(1) P sits opposite to that of O.
(2) P sits fourth to the right of O.
(3) P sits fourth to the left of O.
(4) None of the given statements is true with respect to P.
(5) All the given statements are true
29.Which of the following represents the group of those facing away from
the centre ?
30.What is the position of K with respect to P ?
(1)K sits third to the right of P.
(2) K is second to the left of P.
(3) K is third to the left of P.
(4) K is in front of P.
(5) None of the given statements is true
Directions (31-33) : These questions consist of a question and three
statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide whether the
data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.
(1) If the statements II and III are sufficient to answer the question, but
statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) If all the statements I, II and III taken together are not sufficient to
answer the question.
(3) If the statements I and II is sufficient to answer the question, but
statement III is not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) If all the statements I, II and III are sufficient enough to answer the
(5) If the statements I and III are sufficient to answer the question but
statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
31.Which of the following represents ‘come’ in a code language?
I. ‘pit na ja od’ means ‘you may come here’ in that language.
II. ‘ja to ter’ means ‘come and go’ in that code language.
III. ‘od na pit ter’ means ‘you may go home’ in that code language.
32.How many sons does D have ?
I. B and F are brothers of A.
II. Cis the sister of A and F.
III. C and E are daughters of D.
33.Who amongst P, Q, R, S and T is in the middle while standing in a line
I. Q is to the right of T.
II. S is between P and T.
III. Q is between T and R.
Directions (34) : In these questions, a statement is given followed by
two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a practicable and
feasible step or administrative decision to be taken for follow-up. improvement,
or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the bagis of
information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the
statement to be true, and decide which of the suggested courses of action
logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Give answer :
(1) If only course of action I follows
(2) If only course of action II follows
(3) If either course of action I or II follows
(4) If neither course of action I nor II follow
(5) If both courses of action I and II follow
34.Statement : Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks
are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment
export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from
January this year.
Courses of action:
I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.
II.The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.
35.Read the folloWing information to answer the given questions.
A tea manufacturing brand V, introduces a new ready to mix packaging of
tea. But it had to withdraw its product from the market in a short span soon
after the product was launched it faced heavy losses.
Which of the following cannot be a reason for the’ withdrawal of new
product from the market ?
(1) The tea was available only in a single flavour.
(2) Media preservatives said that the tea has contained preservatives more than
the permissible limit.
(3) The ready to mix tea was only in large packaging.
(4) The prices of the tea were unusually higher than other such items of regular
(5) The introductory scheme of free gift voucher with the tea was withdrawn from
the market within 15 days of launch of the product.
Directions (36-40) : Read the given information carefully and answer
the given questions.
There are seven persons in a family namely A, B, C, D, E, F and G. All of
them related with each other in an order. All of them have a different age.A is
older than B but younger than E. The third oldest person in the family is 38
years old. B is the sister of A. C is the father of A. The third youngest person
of the family is 35 years old. G is the oldest person of .the family. B is the
niece of F. E is older than B. F is the husband of E. G and D are married
couple. C’s mother is 69 years old. C is younger than F. Oldest person of the
family is male member.
36.Who among the following persons is 38 years old?
37.If the total age of B and D is 75 years, then what is the age of B ?
(1) 40 years
(2) 37 years
(3) 6 years
(4) 10 years
(5) 15 years
38.How is D related to A ?
(5) Cannot be determined
39.Who amongst the following persons is 35 years old?
40.What may be possible age of C?
(1) 52 years
(2) 39 years
(3) 37 years
(4) 29 years
(5) 25 years