# Online Sample Paper for IBPS Bank PO/MT, SO, RRB, Clerical Exams Set 42

## Free online sample papers on for your practice. Each paper has 30 questions to be answered in 30 minutes. These questions cover the reasoning portion, like Venn Diagrams, Course of Action, etc., It will be useful for those preparing for IBPS Bank PO, Special Officers Exam, Regional Rural Banks Exam, Clerical Exams, etc., This is quiz no. 42 in this series.

Last Reviewed and Updated on February 7, 2020
Posted by Parveen(Hoven),
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## Quiz Questions

Each question has four choices. More than one option can be correct. After you have finished the quiz scroll towards the last question to view your result. I have provided solutions and answers to all the questions.

### Question 1

Eight alphabets D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K are arranged in a row. G is between D and H only, I is second to the left of H. E is between F and J only. I is between J and K only.

Who is 4.th to the right of E?

A

D.

B

I.

C

K.

D

H.

Soln.
Ans: D

They are arranged like this:

```F-E-J-I-K-H-G-D
```
Question ID: 16-01-13-09-26-42-038.
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### Question 2

"jews 10 idle kilo 03 raid 27 93" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. idle 10 jews kilo 03 raid 27 93
2. idle 03 jews kilo 10 raid 27 93
3. idle 03 jews 10 kilo raid 27 93
4. idle 03 jews 10 kilo 27 raid 93

If an input is: 80 03 sake rank 14 inch 98 raid, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

5

B

3

C

4

D

2

Soln.
Ans: C

In each step, English words and numbers are alternately being arranged in ascending order. An English word is placed, then a number, and so on. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with 80 03 sake rank 14 inch 98 raid:

1. inch 03 sake rank 14 80 98 raid
2. inch 03 raid rank 14 80 98 sake
3. inch 03 raid 14 rank 80 98 sake
4. inch 03 raid 14 rank 80 sake 98
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-25-051.
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### Question 3

Two matrices are shown in the figure below. Their rows and columns are labelled as (0,1,2,3,4) and (5,6,7,8,9) in the manner shown. Find the correct row-column pairs out of the following matrices that decode to the word - SAND

 0 1 2 3 4 0 H Z A A O 1 A T A B F 2 Q R S M F 3 S S S K V 4 A G G S J
 5 6 7 8 9 5 N F M U D 6 D N C D D 7 Y K N K N 8 B Y M N Z 9 J D I V B
A

30, 12, 77, 43

B

22, 10, 55, 12

C

32, 03, 66, 77

D

43, 40, 79, 65

Soln.
Ans: D

S occurs at: 22 ;30 ;31 ;32 ;43 ;
A occurs at: 02 ;03 ;10 ;12 ;40 ;
N occurs at: 55 ;66 ;77 ;79 ;88 ;
D occurs at: 59 ;65 ;68 ;69 ;96 ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-150.
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### Question 4

Which letter will be the 6th from right if 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th and so on are interchanged in the word EQUIMULTIPLE?

A

L

B

P

C

U

D

T

Soln.
Ans: D

The new letter is: QEIUUMTLPIEL

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-1221.
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### Question 5

A is more powerful than D. P is less powerful than C but more powerful than L. And, A is less powerful than P. Who is the most powerful ?

A

A.

B

P.

C

L.

D

C.

Soln.
Ans: D

Facts are:

1. D < A.
2. L < P < C.
3. A < P.

The most powerful is either A, C or P because they appear on the right side of these conditions. P is defeated by C in the second. So we are left with A and C. Now, A appears on the left in the third condition. So we are left with C as the answer.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-071.
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### Question 6

Directions: In the following question some capital alphabets are written in a row, below them their coding have been given.

```A B C D E F G H I J
n l d c x k y i b f

K L M N O P Q R S T
a t z w v q r o g j

U V W X Y Z
p h s m u e
```

SERMON : gcgzwv : : FATHER : ?

A

ylpbkg.

B

knjixo.

C

kepicg.

D

xegycr.

Soln.
Ans: C

First and fourth letters have been coded directly. Second and fifth one position in the backward direction, and third and sixth one position in the forward direction.

Question ID: 16-02-22-07-53-39-082.
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### Question 7

Statement: The pen is mightier than the sword.

Assumptions: .

1. The pen is made of stronger metal than the sword.
2. The power of the mind is much stronger than brute physical power.
A

Only II is implicit.

B

Neither I nor II is implicit.

C

Both I and II are implicit.

D

Only I is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: A

The power of mind is expressed through pen, and power of brute physical force is expressed through the sword. If pen is mightier, then assumption II follows.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-119.
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### Question 8

Statement: The govt. has recently advised all the public sector banks to reduce rate of interest on home loans up to Rs. 25 lakhs.

Assumptions: .

1. The public sector banks may reduce the interest on all home loans up to Rs. 25 lakhs.
2. People may take undue advantage of the govt. decision.
A

Only I is implicit.

B

Only II is implicit.

C

Neither I nor II is implicit.

D

Either I or II is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: A

Assumption (I) is implicit.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-111.
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### Question 9

Statements:

Industrial units are facing acute power shortage.

Courses of Action:
1. The industrial units should be shut down immediately.
2. Government should immediately take steps to provide adequate power supply to the industrial units.
A

Only II follows.

B

Either I or II follows.

C

Only I follows.

D

Neither I nor II follows.

Soln.
Ans: A
Question ID: 16-02-10-11-22-17-037.
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### Question 10

"42 34 94 unit 67 jaws quad kids" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. jaws 34 94 unit 67 42 quad kids
2. jaws kids 94 unit 67 42 quad 34
3. jaws kids 94 unit 67 quad 42 34
4. jaws kids quad unit 67 94 42 34
5. jaws kids quad unit 94 67 42 34

If an input is: malt 86 01 icon yagi 25 tail 27, then what is step 6, if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

icon malt 27 86 yagi tail 25 01

B

icon malt tail yagi 86 27 25 01

C

icon malt tail 86 yagi 27 25 01

D

icon malt 27 86 yagi 25 tail 01

Soln.
Ans: B

In each step, English words are moving to the left in the order in which they appear in a dictionary. The numbers are moving to the right in ascending order. An English word is placed, then a number, and so on. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with malt 86 01 icon yagi 25 tail 27:

1. icon 86 01 malt yagi 25 tail 27
2. icon 86 27 malt yagi 25 tail 01
3. icon malt 27 86 yagi 25 tail 01
4. icon malt 27 86 yagi tail 25 01
5. icon malt tail 86 yagi 27 25 01
6. icon malt tail yagi 86 27 25 01
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-31-33-023.
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### Question 11

"rank 96 97 33 year emit 40 omen" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. emit 96 97 33 year rank 40 omen
2. emit 33 97 96 year rank 40 omen
3. emit 33 omen 96 year rank 40 97
4. emit 33 omen 40 year rank 96 97
5. emit 33 omen 40 rank year 96 97
6. emit 33 omen 40 rank 96 year 97

If an input is: 70 nazi 45 quip bank 21 warn 26, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

5

B

7

C

6

D

4

Soln.
Ans: A

In each step, English words and numbers are alternately being arranged in ascending order. An English word is placed, then a number, and so on. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with 70 nazi 45 quip bank 21 warn 26:

1. bank nazi 45 quip 70 21 warn 26
2. bank 21 45 quip 70 nazi warn 26
3. bank 21 nazi quip 70 45 warn 26
4. bank 21 nazi 26 70 45 warn quip
5. bank 21 nazi 26 quip 45 warn 70
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-57-030.
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### Question 12

A

X-Factor.

B

Vision.

C

Opponents.

D

Followers.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-08-10-17-01-065.
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### Question 13

In the number series written below, how many 6 are there that are completely divisible by both the two successors to their right?

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

A

5

B

3

C

4

D

2

Soln.
Ans: D

At these locations: 6-6-1 ;6-1-6 ;

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-338.
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### Question 14

What is missing?

A

18.

B

24.

C

27.

D

9.

Soln.
Ans: D

The elements are moving in clockwise direction as 3; (3)2 = 9; (9)2 = 81; (81)2 = 6561

Question ID: 16-03-11-08-34-58-084.
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### Question 15

Study the following series.

W K E + P 7 @ \$ F Y U Z G % X A S B T M

Find what should come in place of the question mark(?)

P@, FU, GX, ?

A

EE

B

ST

C

EY

D

WE

Soln.
Ans: B

There is a gap of 3 between the first characters of each of the given pair. The second character of each pair is two positions to to the right of the first character.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-382.
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### Question 16

If 1st May of an ordinary, non-leap year falls on a Sunday, then what will be the day of week on 1st July of that year?

A

Tuesday.

B

Sunday.

C

Friday.

D

Monday.

Soln.
Ans: C

Count the days from months between May 1 and July 1 like this: May days = 31;June days = 30; So total days = 61. Since 61 = 8 X 7 + 5, so excess days are 5. So we can count the day to Sunday + 5 = Friday.

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Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-194.
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### Question 17

If the alphabets at the positions 5, 8, 15 and 16 are picked up and a meaningful word is formed out of them, what would be the second letter of that word?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

O

B

B

C

P

D

H

Soln.
Ans: A

The letters are: E, H, O, P. The word is HOPE

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-954.
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### Question 18

Find the missing number in fig. (C)

A

22.

B

9.

C

37.

D

24.

Soln.
Ans: B

The top most number = sum of 1 and 3 number of 3 row. The middle number of row 3 is equal to the sum of numbers of the second row.

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### Question 19

Which of the following bears the same relation to Best as is the relation between "Bent" and "Straight"?

A

Average.

B

Excellent.

C

Good.

D

Worst.

Soln.
Ans: D

The words are antonyms.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-018.
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### Question 20

Two matrices are shown in the figure below. Their rows and columns are labelled as (0,1,2,3,4) and (5,6,7,8,9) in the manner shown. Find the correct row-column pairs out of the following matrices that decode to the word - SAGE

 0 1 2 3 4 0 S V P I S 1 H Y D S R 2 A Y S A X 3 B A A D L 4 V A S R Z
 5 6 7 8 9 5 C T H E E 6 T L Q U V 7 G P G K E 8 R D C U G 9 E F E G G
A

42, 41, 98, 59

B

04, 20, 75, 99

C

00, 23, 89, 32

D

13, 32, 99, 42

Soln.
Ans: A

S occurs at: 00 ;04 ;13 ;22 ;42 ;
A occurs at: 20 ;23 ;31 ;32 ;41 ;
G occurs at: 75 ;77 ;89 ;98 ;99 ;
E occurs at: 58 ;59 ;79 ;95 ;97 ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-195.
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### Question 21

If 16th May of an ordinary, non-leap year falls on a Tuesday, then what will be the day of week on 1st October of that year?

A

Thursday.

B

Sunday.

C

Saturday.

D

Tuesday.

Soln.
Ans: B

Count the days from months between May 16 and October 1 like this: May days = 31;June days = 30;July days = 31;August days = 31;September days = 30;Add 1 days of October. Subtract 16 days of May. So total days = 138. Since 138 = 19 X 7 + 5, so excess days are 5. So we can count the day to Tuesday + 5 = Sunday.

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Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-037.
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### Question 22

The question image is embedded and hidden inside which one of the answer images below?

Question Image:

A
4
B
1
C
3
D
2
Soln.
Ans: A
Question ID: 16-02-17-09-00-14-008.
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### Question 23

Six papers A, B, C, D, E and F are to be conducted on five consecutive days.

1. There are two papers between C and D and one paper between A and C.
2. There is one paper between F and E and E is to be conducted before F.
3. B is to be conducted before A, but not necessarily immediately before.
4. B is not the first paper.

Which day is paper B planned?

A

1st.

B

3rd.

C

Last.

D

2nd.

Soln.
Ans: D

The sequence from first to last is: D-B-E-C-F-A.

Question ID: 16-01-13-09-26-42-029.
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### Question 24

Standing at a railway station Akshat remembers that distance of Shimla is more than 8 KM but less than 12 KM, but Venkat knows that it is between 9 and 11 KM. What is the correct distance if both of them are right?

A

10 KM.

B

9 KM.

C

8 KM.

D

11 KM.

Soln.
Ans: A

Probable distances according to Akshat are 9; 10; 11; Probable distances according to Venkat are 10; The common distance is: 10.

Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-125.
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### Question 25

Study the following series.

2 S E 9 1 K L C O \$ H 5 Z 4 8 U X W 6 @

Find what should come in place of the question mark(?)

SE , 1L , ? , H8

A

CH

B

SO

C

LE

D

CE

Soln.
Ans: A

There is a gap of 2 between the first characters of each of the given pair. The second character of each pair is increasingly moving one position to the right of the first character.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-213.
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### Question 26

"page 74 rank 55 63 king quiz 25" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. king 74 rank 55 63 page quiz 25
2. king 25 rank 55 63 page quiz 74
3. king 25 page 55 63 rank quiz 74
4. king 25 page 55 quiz rank 63 74
5. king 25 page 55 quiz 63 rank 74

If an input is: year 51 58 29 71 bake calf dare, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

6

B

7

C

5

D

4

Soln.
Ans: C

In each step, English words and numbers are alternately being arranged in ascending order. An English word is placed, then a number, and so on. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with year 51 58 29 71 bake calf dare:

1. bake 51 58 29 71 year calf dare
2. bake 29 58 51 71 year calf dare
3. bake 29 calf 51 71 year 58 dare
4. bake 29 calf 51 dare year 58 71
5. bake 29 calf 51 dare 58 year 71
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-41-008.
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### Question 27

Statements:All women are vertebrates. Some mammals are vertebrates.

Conclusions:

1. All women are mammals.
2. All mammals are women.
3. Some vertebrates are mammals.
4. All vertebrates are women.
A

Only I follows.

B

Only III follows.

C

Only VI follows.

D

Only II follows.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-03-03-08-18-41-016.
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### Question 28

Statement: Invigilator: If I find anybody using unfair means, I will cancel his or her paper.

Assumptions:

1. Some students use unfair means during examination.
2. Students will not use unfair means during examination.
A

I and II are implicit.

B

Only II is implicit.

C

Only I is implicit.

D

Either I or II is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: A

The warning is given because there is a problem of unfair means being used in the examination. So I is implicit. Statement II is also implicit because the warning has been issued only to prevent students from using unfair means; students will heed to the warning.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-117.
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### Question 29

Statement: We should export the surplus of wheat in order to earn profits.

Assumptions: .

1. Knowing that the exported wheat is a part of the surplus of the total production, many countries would not pay the desired price for it.
2. Some countries are willing to import wheat.
A

Only I is implicit.

B

Either I or II is implicit.

C

I and II are implicit.

D

Only II is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: D

The prices are determined according to the prevailing international rates. So it is not possible to assume the first statement as true. Secondly, the question of export arises only if there are buyer countries, so the second assumption holds true.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-143.
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### Question 30

What is the question mark below?

A

12.

B

8.

C

20.

D

16.

Soln.
Ans: D

(4 x 6) / 3 = 8 and (6 x 10) / 5 = 12 ∴ (4 x 8) / 2 = 16.

Question ID: 16-03-11-08-34-58-074.
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