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# IBPS Clerk Preliminary Reasoning Test 3

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1.' How many such pairs of letters are there in the word CHARGES 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

2. In a certain code DURABLE is written as QTCBDKA. How is COUNTRY written in that code?

(1) VPDOZSU (2) TNBOXQS (3) VPDMZSU (4)TNBOZSU (5) None of these

3. Pointing to a man, Rina said "He is the son of my grandmother's only child". How is the man re- lasted to Riha?

(1) Son (2) Brother (3) Cousin Brother (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

4. In a certain code LONG is written as '51#4' and GEAR is written as '4%#9'. How is ROLE written in th at code?

(1) 915% (2) 951% (3) 915# (4) 415% (5) None of these

5. If 'X' means 'subtracted from', '-' means 'added to '÷' means 'multiplied by' and '+' means 'divided by1, then

8 - 1 2 + 4 x 3 ÷ 3 =?

(1) 35 (2) 12 (3) 2 (4) 4 (5) None of these

6. 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) Pup (2) Cub (3) Kitten (4) Foal (5) Goat

7. What should come next in the following letter sequence?

ABCDEFGHABCDEFG ABCDEF

(1) H (2) G (3) A (4) E (5) None of these

8. The positions of the first and the fifth digits in number 84316975 are interchanged. Similarly the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on. Which of the following will be the second from the right end after the rearrangement?

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

9. 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) 36 (2) 64 (3) 48 (4) 56 (5) 52

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

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

Direction (Q. 11 - 16): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. R is fourth to the left of P who is second to the right of S. V is fourth to the right of S. Q is fourth to the left of W who is not an immediate neighbor of P or S. Z is not an immediate neigh-, bour of R.

11. Who is to the immediate right of V?

(1) R (2) W (3) Z (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

12. Who is to the immediate right of R?

(1)T (2) S (3) W (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

13. Who is second to the left of Z?

(1) Q (2) V (3) S (4) W (5) None of these

14. In-which of the following pairs is the first person sitting to the immediate right of the second person?

(1) VW (2) RT (3) WR (4) QP (5) ZP

15. Which of the following pairs are the immediate neighbors of Z?

(1) WQ (2) VQ (3) WP (4) VP (5) None of these

16. Who is third to the right of R?

(1) P (2) S (3) Q (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

Direction (Q. 17 - 22): 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.

17. Statements:

Some spoons are pots.

All pots are cups.

Some cups are cards.

Conclusions:

I. Some cards are spoons.

II. Some cups are spoons.

18. Statements:

Some keys are locks.

Some locks are doors.

Some doors are windows.

Conclusions:

I. Some windows are locks

II. Some doors are keys.

19. Statements:

Some boys are flowers.

All flowers are jungles.

All jungles are houses.

Conclusions:

I. Some houses are flowers

II. Some houses are boys.

20. Statements:

All buses are trains.

Some trains are coaches.

All coaches are stations.

Conclusions:

I. Some stations are trains.

II. Some coaches are buses.

21. Statements:

All bottles are tanks.

All tanks are drums.

All drums are pipes.

Conclusions:

I. Some pipes are tanks.

II. Some drums are bottles.

22. Statements:

All sticks are brushes.

No brush is fruit.

Some fruits are trees.

Conclusions:

I. Some trees are sticks.

II. No tree is stick.

Direction (Q. 23 - 28): In the following questions, the symbols @, ©, $,⋆and % are used with the following meaning as illustrated below: 'A$ B' means 'A is either greater than or equal to B'.

'A ⋆ B' means 'A is either smaller than or equal to B.'

'A @ B' means 'A is neither greater than nor smaller than B.'

'A © B' means 'A is smaller than B'.

'A % B' means 'A is greater than B'.

Now in each of the following

questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two Conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true?

(1) if only Conclusion I is true.

(2) if only Conclusion II is true.

(3) if either Conclusion I or II is true.

(4) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true.

(5) if both Conclusions I and II are true.

23. Statements:

Conclusions:

I. M % R II. P © R

24. Statements;

H @ K , K $F, F © N Conclusions: I. N % K II. F • H 25. Statements: M % Q, Q @ K, K$ R

Conclusions:

26. Statements:

P ⋆ R, R $J , J @ D Conclusions: I. D$P II. P@J

27. Statements:

W $P, P © K, K ⋆ R Conclusions: I. R$ P ILK % W

28. Statements:

D⋆N,N@F,F$Q Conclusions: I. Q©N II. Q@N Direction (Q. 29 - 34): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below: 6 @ R P # E 5 A 9 © 1 D F H % 3 Q 4 W U J 2 ⋆ 8 1 B 7 M 29. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant but not immediately preceded by a number? (1) None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three 30. 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) 9A© (2) PR# (3) 4QW (4) %3H (5) 2J⋆ 31. How many such, vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately, preceded by a number and immediately followed by a letter? (1) None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) Four 32. If all the numbers in the above arrangement are dropped, which of the following will be ninth from the right end? (1)F (2) U (3) % (4) © (5) None of these 33. Which of the following is the sixth to the right of the fourteenth from the right end of the above arrangement? (1) J (2) A (3) * (4) E (5) None of these 34. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a followed by a consonant? (1) None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three Answers: 1. (3); 2. (2); 3. (2); Only child of Rana’s grand-mother means either father or mother of Rina. Therefore, the man is brother of Rina 4. (1); 5. (3);? = 8 – 12 + 4 x 3 3 =? = 8 + 12 4 – 3 x 3 =? = 8 + 3 – 9 = 2 6. (5); Except Goat all others are young once of different animals. The young one of goat is called kid. 7. (2); A B C D E F G H A B C D E F G A B C D E F A ……………….. 8. (1); According to question 6 9 7 5 8 4 1 9. (5); Except in case of 52, in all other cases the sum of two digits is double digit. 10. (3); Meaningful Words = USED, SUED 11. (2); W is to the immediately right of V. 12. (1); T is to the immediate right of R 13. (1); Q is second to the left of Z. 14. (5); Z is sitting to the immediate right of P. 15. (4); P and V are immediate neighbor of Z. 16. (3) Q. is third to the right of R. 17. (2); Some spoons are pots All pots are cups. I + A = I-type of Conclusion Some spoons are cups Conclusions II is Converse of it. 18. (4); All the three premises are particular Affirmative (I-type) No conclusion follows from the two particular premises. 19. (5) Some boys are flowers All flowers are jungles I + A = I-type of Conclusion Some boys are jungles All flowers are jungles All jungles are houses A + A = A-type of Conclusion All flowers are houses Conclusion I is Converse of it. Some boys are jungles All jungles are houses I + A = I-type of Conclusion Some boys are houses Conclusion II is Converse of it. 20. (1); Some trains are coaches All coaches are stations I + A = I-type of conclusion Some trains are stations Conclusion I is Converse of it 21. (5); All bottles are tanks All tanks are drums A + A = A-type of conclusion All bottles are drums Conclusions II is Converse of it All tanks are drums All drums are pipes A + A = A-type of Conclusion All tanks are pipes Conclusion I is Converse of it 22. (3) All sticks are brushes No brushes is fruit A + E = E-type of conclusion No stick is fruit No brush is fruit Some fruits are trees E + I = O-type of conclusion Some trees are not brushes Conclusions I and II form complementary Pair. Therefore, either I or II follows. 23. (1); R © K = R < K K * M = K < M M % P = M > P Therefore, R < K < M > P Conclusions I. M % R = M > R: True II. P © R = P < R: Not True 24. (2); H @ K = H = K K$ F = K > F

F © N = F < N

Therefore, H = K > F < N

Conclusions

I. N % K = N > K: Not True

II. F * H = F < H: True

25. (5); M % Q = M > Q

Q @ K = Q = K

K $R = K > R Therefore, M > Q = K > R Conclusions I. M % K = M > K: True II. R © M = R < M: True 26. (4); P * R = P < R R$ J = R > J

J @ D = J = D

Therefore, P < R > J = D

Conclusions

I. D $P = D > P: Not True II. P @ J = P = J: Not True 27. (4); W$ P = W > P

P © K = P < K

K * R = K < R

Therefore, W > P < K < R

Conclusions

I. R $P = R > P: Not True II. K % W = K > W: Not True 28. (3); D * N = D < N N @ F = N = F F$ Q = F > Q

Therefore, D < N = F > Q

Conclusions

I. Q © N = Q < N: Not True

II. Q @ N = Q = N: Not True

Q is either smaller than or equal to N

29. (1);

 Number Symbol Consonant

There is no such combination.

30. (4);

31. 2

32. (3); New sequence

@ R P # E A D F H Q W U J * 1 B M

9th from right

33. (1); 6th to the right of 14th from the right end means 8th from the right end i.e. J.

34. 3

35. (5); The movement of designs in the subsequent figure can be shown as: