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IBPS Clerk Preliminary Reasoning Test 4

1. 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) 35 (2) 45 (3) 21 (4) 28 (5) 14

 

2. What should come next in the following number series?

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(1) 8 (2) 5 (3) 6 (4) 2 (5) None of these

 

3. M is brother of K. P is sister of K. R is father of P. How is K related to R?

(1) Son (2) Daughter (3) Son or Daughter (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

 

4. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word BONDING each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?

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

 

5. The position of the first and the fifth digit in the number 45321897 are interchanged, Similarly the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on. Which of the following will be the third digit from the right end after the rearrangement?

(1) 8 (2) 2 (3) 5 (4) 3 (5) None of these

 

6. How many such digits are there in the number 62591483 each of which is as far away from the beginning of 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

 

7. 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) MP (2) AD (3) IL (4) QT (5) FJ

 

8. How many meaningful English words can be made with the letters ASTE using each letter only once in each word?

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

 

9. In a certain code language GOAL is written as '5912' and LINE is written as -2387'. How is ALIGN written in that code language?

(1) 12358 (2) 12538 (3) 12058 (4) 13258 (5) None of these

 

10. In a certain code language JOURNEY is Written as TNISZFO. How is BONDING written in that code language?

(1) ANMEHGJ (2) MNAEHOJ (3) MNAEJOH (4) OPCEFMH (5) None of these

 

Direction (11 - 15): 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 commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

(1) if only Conclusion I follows.

(2) if only Conclusion II follows.

(3) if either Conclusion I or II follows.

(4) if neither Conclusion I nor II follows.

(5) if both Conclusions I and II follow.

 

11. Statements:

Some doors are tables.

Some tables are pots.

All pots are dishes.

Conclusions:

I. Some dishes are doors.

II. Some dishes are tables.

 

12. Statements:

Some plates are houses.

All houses are rooms.

Some rooms are hammers.

Conclusions:

I. Some hammers are plates.

II. Some rooms are plates.

 

13. Statements:

Some ropes are sticks.

Some sticks are rods.

Some rods are bridges.

Conclusions:

I. Some bridges are sticks.

II. Some rods are ropes.

 

14. Statements:

All books are pencils.

No pencil is rock.

Some rocks are stones.

Conclusions:

I. Some stones are books.

II. No stone is book.

 

15. Statements:

All desks are mirrors.

All mirrors are hotels.

All hotels are roads.

Conclusions:

I. Some roads are desks.

II. Some roads are mirrors.

 

Direction (Q. 16 - 20): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:

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

16. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a consonant?

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

 

17. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

(1) M E % (2) 4 P (3) 7 I T (4) W V 5 (5) T © U

 

18. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a vowel?

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

 

19. If all numbers in the above arrangement are dropped, which of the following will be the eighth from the left end?

(1) * (2) A (3) # (4) © (5) None of these

 

20. What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement?

M E J P A * 6 U T ?

(1) I Q S (2) I Q 5 (3) © 1 5 (4) © 1 Q (5) None of these

 

Direction (Q. 21 - 25): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. D is third to the right of A and second to the left of H. B is second the left of C who is not an immediate neighbor of either A or D. E is third to right of G.

21. Who is the immediate right of D?

(1) E (2) B (3) H (4) F (5) None of these

 

22. Who is second to the left of F?

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

 

23. In which of the following pairs is the first person sitting to the immediate left of the second person?

(1) BD (2) HB (3) EF (4) FA (5) None of these

 

24. Who is fourth to the right of F?

(1) C (2) D (3) B (4) H (5) None of these

 

25. In which of the following is the last person sitting in between the first and the second person?

(1) EBD (2) BHC (3) HCG (4) FED (5) None of these

 

Direction (Q. 26 - 30): Following questions are based on the five three-digit numbers given below?

518 723 493 375 254

26. If 1 is added to the first digit of each number and I is subtracted from the third digit of each number, which of the following will be the new second lowest number?

(1) 518 (2) 723 (3) 496 (4) 375 (5) None of these

 

27. If the positions of the first and the second digits of each of the above numbers are interchanged, which of the following will be the third digit of the lowest number?

(1) 8 (2) 3 (3)6 (4) 5 (5) 4

 

28. If the positions of the first and the third digits of each of the above numbers interchanged, which of the following will be the second digit of the highest number?

(1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 9 (4) 7 (5) 5

 

Direction (Q. 29 - 30): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

(i) P x Q means P is brother of Q

(ii) P – Q means P is sister of Q.

(iii) P clip_image002 Q means P is father of Q.

(iv) P + Q means P is mother of Q.

29. Which of the following means D is nephew of R?

(1) D x M clip_image002[1] R

(2) R – M clip_image002[2] D

(3) R – M clip_image002[3] D x T

(4) R x M + D

(5) None of these

 

30. Which of the following means M is material uncle of T?

(1) M x R + T

(2) M x R clip_image002[4] T

(3) T x J – N clip_image002[5] M

(4) M – R + T

(5) None of these

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Answers:

1. (2);

Except 45, all other numbers are multiples of 7.

2. (3);

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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3. (3);

R is father of k. M and P. The sex of K is not given.

Therefore, K is either son of daughter of R.

4. (4);

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5. (3);

According to the question

1 8 9 7 4 clip_image006 3 2

3rd from right

6. (3);

6 clip_image002[16] 5 9 1 4 clip_image004 3

1 clip_image002[17] 3 4 5 6 clip_image004[1] 9

7. (5);

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8. (3); Meaningful words,

SEAT, EAST

9. (1);

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10. (2);

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11. (2);

Some tables are pots.

All pots are dishes

I + A = I-type of Conclusion

Some tables are dishes

Conclusion II is Converse of it.

12. (2);

Some plates are houses

All houses are rooms

I + A = I-type of Conclusion II is Converse of it

13. (4);

All the three premises are particular Affirmative (I-type) No conclusion follows from the two particular premises.

14. (3);

All books is rock

No pencil is rock

A +E = E-type of conclusion

No book is rock.

No pencil is rock

Some rocks are stones

E + I = O-type of Conclusion

Some stones are pencils

Conclusion I and II form Complementary pair. Therefore, either Conclusion I or II follows.

15. (5);

All desks are mirrors

All mirrors are hotels

All hotels are roads.

A + A + A = A-type of Conclusion

All desks are roads

Conclusion I is Converse of it

All mirrors are roads

A + A = A-type of Conclusion

All mirrors are roads

Conclusion II is Converse of it.

16. (3);

17. (4);

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18. (3);

19. (2);

According to question the sequence would be:

R % M E J # P clip_image002[20] * @ U T …………

8th from the left end

20. (4);

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21. (2); B is to the immediate right of D.

22. (3); G is second to the left of F.

23. (5); In no pair the first person is sitting to the immediate left of the second person.

24. (4); H is fourth to the right of F.

25. (1); D is sitting between E and B.

26. (4);

518 = 617 ; 723 = 822;

496 = 595

375 = 474; 254 = 353

Second Lowest number

= 474 = 375

27. (1);

518 = 158; 723 = 273;

496 = 946

375 = 735; 254 = 524

Lowest number = 158 = 518

28. (1);

518 = 815; 723 = 327

496 = 694

375 = 573; 254 = 452

Highest number = 815 = 51clip_image002[22]

29. (3);

D x M = D is brother of M.

M clip_image004[6] R = M is father of R.

Therefore, D is uncle of R.

R – M = R is sister of M.

M clip_image004[7] D = M is father of D.

Therefore, D is either nephew or niece of R.

30. (1);

M x R = M is brother of R.

R + T = R is mother of T

Therefore, M is maternal uncle of T.

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