## Friday, 14 August 2015

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Reasoning Test 2

1. In a certain code, COMPUTER is written as RFUVQNPC. How is MEDICINE written in the same code?

1) EOJDJEFM 2) EOJDEJFM 3) MFEJDJOE 4) MFEDJJOE 5) None of these

2. If eraser is called box, box is called pencil, pencil is called sharpener and sharpener is called boy, what will a child write with?

1) Eraser 2) Box 3) Pencil 4) Sharpener 5) Box

3. In a code language,' Mo Ka Pa' means 'nice big house'; 'TaDaKa' means 'house is good'; and 'Na Sa Ta 'means 'cost is high'. Which word stands for 'good' in that Language?

1) Mo 2) Ka 3) Ta 4) Da 5) None of these

4. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word 'KNOWLEDGE', each of which has as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabet?

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

5. 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 the group?

1) 125 2) 729 3) 216 4) 648 5) 512

Direction (Q. 6 - 10): These questions are based on the following set of numbers.

153 364 279 536 298

6. If in each number, the second and third digits are interchanged and the newly formed number is arranged in ascending order, which number will be the second?

1) 153 2) 364 3) 279 4) 536 5) 298

7. If the second and third digits of each number are interchanged, which number will be the third highest?

1) 153 2) 364 3) 279 4) 536 5) 298

8. If the first and the third digits of each number are interchanged, which number will be the third lowest?

1) 536 2) 364 3) 153 4) 298 5) 279

9. If in each number '1' is added to the first digit and then the first and second digits are interchanged which number will be the smallest?

1) 153 2) 536 3) 364 4) 279 5) 298

10. If the first and second digits of each number are interchanged, what is the sum of the digits of the lowest number?

1) 9 2) 13 3) 18 4) 14 5) 19

Direction (Q. 11 - 15): These questions are based on the following arrangement of letters/numbers/symbols. Study them carefully and answer the questions that follow.

1 H % 3 ⋆ L I T 5 \$ E 4 F 6 M R # A @ D B 8 2 U ↑ C

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

1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) None of these

12. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is either followed or preceded by a letter?

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

13. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the thirteenth from the right end?

1)@ 2) A 3)D 4 ) # 5) None of these

14. If all the numbers are removed from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the eighth from the left end?

1) \$ 2) E 3) 5 4) L 5) None of these

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

1) 3 ⋆ % 2) FM6 3) ABD 4) B28 5) 5E\$

Direction (Q. 16 - 20): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II & HI. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with 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.

16. Statements: All pets are dogs.

All dogs are cats.

Some cats are rats.

Some rats are goats.

Conclusions: I. Some cats are pets.

II. Some goats are cats.

III. Some rats are dogs.

1)1 follows 2) I & II follow 3) II follows 4) I & III follow 5) None of these

17. Statements: Some grapes are plums.

Some plums are oranges.

Some plums are apples.

No apple is guava.

Conclusions: I. Some oranges are apples.

II. No orange is an apple.

III. No guava is a plum.

1) None follows 2) Only I follows 3) Only II follows 4) Only III follows 5) Only either I or II follows

18. Statements: Some pens are sticks.

Some sticks are canes.

All canes are scales.

No scale is a weight.

Conclusions: I. Some sticks are scales.

II. No stick is a scale.

III. No cane is a weight.

1) Only either I or II follows

2) Only I & III follow

3) Only either I or II and III follow

4) All I, II and III follow

5) None of these

19. Statements: Some books are copies.

Some copies are bags.

All bags are containers.

Some bags are pencils.

Conclusions: I. No book is a bag.

II. Some copies are containers.

III. Some pencils are containers.

1) Only I & II follow 2) Only II and III follow

3) Only I & III follow 4) All follow

5) none of these

20. Statements: Some paints are colors.

All colors are solutions.

No solution is a liquid.

All liquids are solids.

Conclusions: I. No solid is a solution.

II. Some paints are solutions.

III. No colours are liquids.

1) Only I follows 2) Only II follows 3) Only III follows 4) Only II & III follow 5) None of these

Direction (Q. 21 - 25) Study the following information and answer the questions that follow:

i) A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting at a round table facing the centre.

ii) B is sitting between D and E.

iii) A is third to the left of E.

iv) G is second to the left of C, who is on the immediate left of F.

21. Which of the following pairs has the first person sitting on the immediate left of the second person?

1) BE 2) CA 3) GD 4) FE 5) None of these

22. Which is the correct position of B with respect to G?

1) second to the right 2) first to the left 3) first to the right 4) third to the right 5) None of these

23. Which of the following has the middle person sitting between the other two?

1) DGB 2) FCA 3) FEC 4) CBE 5) None of these

24. Who sits, second to the left of E?

1) F 2) C 3) A 4) B 5) None of these

25. Who sits between C and G?

1) E 2) D 3) A 4) B 5) None of these

1. (1); The letters of the word are written in a reverse order and each letter, except the first and last one, is moved one step forward to obtain the code.  2. (4)3. (4)  4. (4)  5. (4); All others are cubes.   6. (5)    7. (3)   8. (1); After interchange number: 351, 463, 635 ……..  9. (2)     10. (4); After arrangement lowest number: 356 = 14     11. (4); *L, @D, C     12. (5)    13. (1)    14. (2)    15. (3)    16. (1)   17. (5)   18. (2)   19. (2)   20. (4)   21. (4)   22. (5)   23. (2)   24. (2)    25. (3)