Sample Reasoning Question Paper for Central Bank Clerical Exam

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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 the group?

(1) Iron

(2) Copper

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(3) Ceramic

(4) Silver

(5) Zinc

2. In a certain code ‘RAISE’ is coded as ‘SBJTF’ and ‘LEASE’ is the coded as ‘MFBTF’. How will ‘FLOWN’ be coded in the same code?

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(1) PXMGO

(2) GXMPO

(3) GMPXO

(4) PXOGM

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(5) XOPGM

3. Rajesh correctly remembers that his friend Sanjay started working after April but before September. Vinod correctly remembers that Sanjay did not have a job before May. Madan correctly remembers that the month Sanjay started working had 30 days. In which month of the year did Sanjay definitely start working?

(1) July

(2) August

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(3) September

(4) Either August or September

(5) June

4. Starting from Point X, joy walked 15 meters towards the West. He turned left and walked 20 meters. He took another left and and walked 15 meters. After which he took a right turn and walked for another 12 meters. How far is Joy from point X if he faces North?

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(1) 27 m

(2) 35 m

(3) 32 m

(4) 42 m

(5) None of these

5. In a class of 40 children, Saurabh’s rank is eight from the top. Mamata is five ranks below Saurabh. What is Mamata’s rank from the bottom?

(1) 27th

(2) 29th

(3) 28th

(4) 26th

(5) Cannot be determined

6. If it is possible to make only one meaningful word from the fourth sixth, ninth and eleventh letters of the word CONTAMINATE, then the second letter from the left is your answer. If no such word can be formed then your answer is X and if more than one such word can be formed your answer is Y.

(1) X

(2) T

(3) M

(4) A

(5) Y

7. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PRODUCTION each of which has as many letters between them (in both forward and backward directions) in the word, as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) Four

8. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letter ABKC using each letter only once in each word? (All the four letters to be used in the word)

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

9. ‘2’ is subtracted from each odd digit and ‘1’ is added to each even digit in the number 7652348. Which of the following will be the sum of the second digit from the right and the third digit from the left of the new number thus formed?

(1) 10

(2) 8

(3) 4

(4) 6

(5) 9

10. Which of the following will come in place of the question mark?

ZX YV WS? PJ

(1) TO

(2) TN

(3) UO

(4) SO

(5) TP

Directons (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S are sitting around a circle facing the center. P is third to the left of A and R is second to the right of A. Q is not an immediate neighbor of either P or R. C sits third to the right of S and S sits exactly between C and R.

11. Who sits between P and S?

(1) D

(2) R

(3) Q

(4) A

(5) C

12. How many persons sit between A and P when counted in anti Clockwise direction from A?

(1) D

(2) R

(3) Q

(4) A

(5) C

13. Who is the sitting to the immediate right of A?

(1) Q

(2) R

(3) D

(4) B

(5) None of these

14. Four of the following five are similar in a certain way based on their positions in the seating arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?

(1) QD

(2) CS

(3) AB

(4) SR

(5) PC

15. What is S’s position with respect to D?

(1) Third to the left

(2) Third to the right

(3) Second to the left

(4) Immediate right

(5) Fourth to the right

Directions (16-20): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below –

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

16. Which of the following digit/symbol is second to the right of the tenth from the left end?

(1) @

(2) 4

(3) 3

(4) 5

(5) 2

17. How many pairs of numbers are there in the series heighlighted in bold in the above arrangement each of which has as many numbers between them (in both forward and backward directions) as they have been between them in the numerical series?

(1) One

(2) Two

(3) Three

(4) Four

(5) Five

18. How many symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which immediately followed by a perfect square? (One is also a perfect square)

(1) One

(2) Two

(3) Three

(4) Four

(5) Five

19. How many perfect squares are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by an even number? (One is also a perfect square)

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

20. If all the symbols are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the twelfth from the right end of the arrangement?

(1) 2

(2) 5

(3) 3

(4) 7

(5) None of these

Directions (21-25): in each questions below are three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follow

Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows

Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows

Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

Give answers (5) if both conclusions I and II follow

21. Statements:

Some black are blue.

No blue are white

Some while which are black are grey

Conclusions:

I. Some grey are blue

II. Some white are not black.

22. Statements:

All villages are cities

All cities are countries.

All countries are towns.

Conclusions:

I. All towns are villages

II. Some cities are not towns.

23. Statements:

Some books are poetry.

All poetry is philosophy.

Some philosophy is psychology.

Conclusions:

I. Some book are philosophy

II. Some psychology is not philosophy

24. Statements:

All children are students.

Some students are adults.

All adults are workers.

Conclusions:

I. Some students are workers.

II. All children are adults.

25. Statements:

Some actors are dancers.

All dancers are musicians.

No musicians are painters.

Conclusions:

I. Some painters are actors.

II. No painters are dancers.

Directions (26-30): The following questions are based on the five three digit numbers given below:

374 659 821 945 247

26. If 1 is subtracted from the last digit of each of the numbers, how many numbers thus formed will be divisible by two?

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) Four

27. If in each number, the first and the second digits are interchanged. Which of the following will be the third lowest number?

(1) 374

(2) 659

(3) 821

(4) 945

(5) 247

28. If in each number, all the three digits are arranged in ascending order within the number, which of the following will be the second highest number?

(1) 374

(2) 659

(3) 821

(4) 945

(5) 247

29. If one is subtracted from the last digit of each of the numbers, in how many numbers thus formed will the last digit be a perfect square? (One is also a perfect square)

(1). None

(2). One

(3). Two

(4) Three

(5). Four

30. If in each number, 2 is added to the middle digit and then the first 2 digits are interchanged, which number will be the largest?

(1). 659

(2). 945

(3). 374

(4). 247

(5). 821

Directions (31-35):

Study the information carefully and answer the given questions:

A, D, E, F, H, J and K are sitting in a straight line facing north (not necessarily in the same order).

(a) D sits fourth to the right of A/

(b) E is on the extreme left end of the line. There are five persons between E and K.

(c) J sits third to the left of k. F is not an immediately neighbor of D.

31. Which of the following represents the person sitting exactly in the middle of the line?

(1) J

(2) F

(3) H

(4) A

(5) None of the above

32. How many persons sit between A and H?

(1) One

(2) Two

(3), Three\

(4). Four

(5) More than four

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

(1) AF

(2) JH

(3) EA

(4) DK

(5) FH

34. What is the position of F with respect to H?

(1) Second to the right

(2) Immediate to the right

(3) Immediate to the left

(4) Second to the left

35. If the seating arrangement (from left to right) is taken as English alphabets. How many such pairs of letters are there in the arrangement each of which has as many letters between them (in both forward and backward directions) in the arrangement, as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

(1). None

(2). One

(3). Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

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