Online Sample Paper for IBPS Bank PO/MT, SO, RRB, Clerical Exams Set 53

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. 53 in this series.

Last Reviewed and Updated on August 18, 2019
Posted by Parveen(Hoven),
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Question 1

  1. Six plants, P, Q, R, S, T and U, in two rows of three each are facing north and south.
  2. Q is north facing, but not next to S.
  3. S and U are diagonally opposite.
  4. R next to U, is south facing and T is north facing.

Which of the following statements can be dispensed with?

 A

(i)only.

 B

All required.

 C

(iii)only.

 D

(ii)only.

Soln.
Ans: B

They are planted like this:

U---R---P
Q---T---S

All the information are required to answer the question.

Question ID: 16-01-13-09-26-42-096.
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Question 2

Drama show starts at regular intervals of 50 minutes. The last show started 28 minutes ago The next event is due at 01::25 PM. What is the time now?

 A

01::02 PM.

 B

01::04 PM.

 C

12::59 PM.

 D

01::03 PM.

Soln.
Ans: D

The last event took place at 01::25 PM - 50 minutes, i.e., at 12::35 PM, which was 28 minutes earlier from now. So the time now is 12::35 PM + 28 mins = 01::03 PM.

Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-055.
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Question 3

What is missing?

 A

5.

 B

6.

 C

11.

 D

8.

Soln.
Ans: D

The terms on the bottom row are formed by taking half the product of those above it and subtracting 1.

Question ID: 16-03-11-08-34-58-025.
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Question 4

if Enigmatology : Puzzles, then Eremology :

 A

Deserts.

 B

Oceans.

 C

Stars.

 D

Planets.

Soln.
Ans: A

Topics of study and what that study is called.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-024.
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Question 5

Which will be the mirror image of this image if a mirror is placed at the bottom of the image?

These are the answer Images.

 A

3

 B

1

 C

4

 D

2

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-09-12-31-23-151.
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Question 6

Veerpal is taller than Karan but shorter than Hamesh. Hamesh is taller than Rajan but shorter than Gurpreet. If Karan is taller than Rajan. Who is the shortest among all?

 A

Verpal.

 B

Gurpreet.

 C

Hamesh.

 D

Rajan.

Soln.
Ans: D

Try to arrange the items in a mathematical increasing or decreasing order. Use abbreviations to make things simpler. If two names begin with same letter, make the abbreviation of two characters.

Facts given are:

  1. K < V < H.
  2. R < H < G.
  3. R < K.

In all the three facts R and K appear on the left. So the shortest is either of them. The third fact can be used to decide that R is the answer.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-076.
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Question 7

In a certain code language 'everyone loves money' means '17Z' and 'money has power' means '793'. Then what is the code for 'money'?

 A

9

 B

1

 C

7

 D

3

Soln.
Ans: C

'money' is common to items 1 and 2. From their codes we can see that '7' is common, and therefore the required answer.

Question ID: 16-02-22-07-49-18-033.
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Question 8

If the second half of the following series is reversed, then which item is 4th to the left of the 5th item from the right side? The series is:

Q 9 7 H N O G $ B @ F + 2 L R A 3 P J 8

 A

8

 B

H

 C

+

 D

9

Soln.
Ans: A

Midpoint is 10. We have to find 20 - 5 - 4 = 11 + 1th item from the left side. Since the location lies in the right half, the sequence has been reversed in this zone. So the item will be at location 10 + (20 - 11) = 19 + 1 from the left in the original series. Which means the item is: 8.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-790.
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Question 9

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

Question Image:

Answer Images:

 A
4
 B
1
 C
3
 D
2
Soln.
Ans: A
Question ID: 16-02-17-09-00-14-016.
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Question 10

Which will be the mirror image of this image if a mirror is placed at the bottom of the image?

These are the answer Images.

 A

1

 B

2

 C

4

 D

3

Soln.
Ans: D
Question ID: 16-02-09-12-31-23-140.
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Question 11

If author : writing, then thief : ?

 A

wandering.

 B

night.

 C

running.

 D

stealing.

Soln.
Ans: D

An author earns livelihood by writing, and a thief by stealing.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-013.
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Question 12

If Amandeep is taller than Surinder but shorter than Komal and Surinder is just as tall as Kamala but taller than Vandna, then Vandna is.

 A

shorter than Surinder.

 B

shorter than Amandeep.

 C

taller than nobody else.

 D

taller than all.

Soln.
Ans: ABC

The facts are:

  1. Su < A < Ko.
  2. V < (Su = Ka)

The ordering is: V < Su(=Ka) < A < Ko.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-017.
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Question 13

Statements:

The principal issued a warning against exploding crackers inside the school premises. Just now one student has exploded a noisy cracker in the classroom. What should be done.

Courses of Action:
  1. Warn the student and ask him to deposit the remaining crackers with his class teacher.
  2. Give exemplary punishment to the student.
 A

Only I follows.

 B

Neither I or II follows.

 C

Only II follows.

 D

Either I or II follows.

Soln.
Ans: C
Question ID: 16-02-10-11-22-17-023.
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Question 14

Phone calls arrive at regular intervals of 35 minutes. The last phone rang 18 minutes ago The next event is due at 10::35 AM. What is the time now?

 A

10::20 AM.

 B

10::16 AM.

 C

10::15 AM.

 D

10::18 AM.

Soln.
Ans: D

The last event took place at 10::35 AM - 35 minutes, i.e., at 10::00 AM, which was 18 minutes earlier from now. So the time now is 10::00 AM + 18 mins = 10::18 AM.

Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-178.
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Question 15

How many blocks touch block H?

 A

1.

 B

3.

 C

4.

 D

2.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-10-11-35-27-024.
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Question 16

"a simple sentence is an independent clause with no conjunction" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

  1. independent simple sentence is an a clause with no conjunction
  2. independent conjunction sentence is an a clause with no simple
  3. independent conjunction sentence clause an a is with no simple
  4. independent conjunction sentence clause simple a is with no an
  5. independent conjunction sentence clause simple with is a no an
  6. independent conjunction sentence clause simple with is no a an
  7. independent conjunction sentence clause simple with is no an a

If an input is: every cloud has a silver lining, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

 A

2

 B

5

 C

3

 D

4

Soln.
Ans: D

In each step, the longest words are being moved to the left. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with silver cloud has a every lining:

  1. silver cloud has a every lining
  2. silver lining has a every cloud
  3. silver lining every a has cloud
  4. silver lining every cloud has a
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-25-016.
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Question 17

Which letter will be the 5th from right if 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th and so on are interchanged in the word EMBITTERMENT?

 A

T

 B

I

 C

B

 D

E

Soln.
Ans: D

The new letter is: MEIBTTREEMTN

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-112.
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Question 18

The rows and columns of the left matrix have been labelled as 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and N, O, P, Q, R, whereas those of the right matrix are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and I, J, K, L, M. Find the correct row-column pairs out of these matrices that decode to the word - 9TFD

01234
NTNTT4
O9NNNM
PMT9T4
Q4M4N9
R9M49M
56789
IPDF0F
JDFPZZ
KP0000
LZPFZP
MZDDFD
 A

O0, P1, J6, L7

 B

R0, N0, L7, P2

 C

Q4, P3, I7, N0

 D

P2, N2, I9, M7

Soln.
Ans: D

9 occurs at: O0 ;P2 ;Q4 ;R0 ;R3 ;
T occurs at: N0 ;N2 ;N3 ;P1 ;P3 ;
F occurs at: I7 ;I9 ;J6 ;L7 ;M8 ;
D occurs at: I6 ;J5 ;M6 ;M7 ;M9 ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-179.
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Question 19

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 - HAIR

01234
0LAXTQ
1HBHAX
2PEAXO
3AADON
4HHXKH
56789
5RWGIR
6UKIIR
7BIURT
8RZVVM
9PWISC
 A

41, 22, 58, 76

 B

44, 13, 97, 69

 C

40, 30, 67, 31

 D

12, 31, 76, 44

Soln.
Ans: B

H occurs at: 10 ;12 ;40 ;41 ;44 ;
A occurs at: 01 ;13 ;22 ;30 ;31 ;
I occurs at: 58 ;67 ;68 ;76 ;97 ;
R occurs at: 55 ;59 ;69 ;78 ;85 ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-154.
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Question 20

Which will be the mirror image of this image if a mirror is placed at the bottom of the image?

These are the answer Images.

 A

2

 B

1

 C

4

 D

3

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-09-12-31-23-070.
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Question 21

Which numbers is like the numbers of the given set 813, 538, 725?

 A

814.

 B

712.

 C

219.

 D

328.

Soln.
Ans: C

The difference of any two numbers is divisible by 11.

813 - 538 = 275 is divisible by 11, 725 - 219 = 506 is divisible by 11. This might look very awkward, but this is the only rule that can lead to one of the four choices.

Question ID: 16-03-11-08-34-58-089.
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Question 22

As per the below diagram, which diagram correctly represents the relationship: Surgeons, Stethoscope, Needles.

 A
(a)
 B
(c)
 C
(b)
 D
(d)
Soln.
Ans: A

The three are totally independent.

Question ID: 16-01-10-05-42-11-013.
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Question 23

Below is a series of numbers from 1 through 9. Some of them repeat. How many 7 does it contain such that they are completely divisible by both the two predecessors to their left?

7 7 6 7 1 5 4 1 7 7 6 4 8 7 2 7 2 8 6

 A

2

 B

1

 C

0

 D

4

Soln.
Ans: B

At these locations: 1-7-7 ;

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-1113.
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Question 24

Statements:Some cows are bulls. Some bulls are horses. Some horses are flowers.

Conclusions:

  1. Some cows are horses.
  2. Some bulls are flowers.
  3. Some cows are flowers.
  4. Some horses are cows.
 A

Only I and IV follows.

 B

None of these.

 C

None follows.

 D

All follows.

Soln.
Ans: C
Question ID: 16-03-03-08-18-41-092.
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Question 25

if Malaria : Mosquito, then Accident :

 A

Crash.

 B

Fracture.

 C

Safety.

 D

Chance.

Soln.
Ans: B

Cause and effect relationship.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-209.
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Question 26

Which of these is not a leap year?

 A

2031.

 B

2096.

 C

2157.

 D

1900.

Soln.
Ans: B

The year 2096 is a leap year because it is divisible by 4 but not by 100.

Question ID: 16-03-09-10-38-14-155.
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Question 27

"a visual presentation is far more descriptive than words" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

  1. a descriptive presentation is far more visual than words
  2. a descriptive far is presentation more visual than words
  3. a descriptive far is more presentation visual than words
  4. a descriptive far is more presentation than visual words

If step 3 of an input is: appearance cannot judge primarily on something, then what is step 4, if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

 A

appearance cannot something primarily on judge

 B

appearance cannot judge primarily on something

 C

appearance judge something primarily on cannot

 D

appearance cannot judge on primarily something

Soln.
Ans: D

In each step, the words that appear earlier in a dictionary are being moved to the left. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with appearance cannot judge primarily on something:

  • appearance cannot judge primarily on something
  • appearance cannot judge on primarily something
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-41-028.
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Question 28

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 j x k y i b f


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


U V W X Y Z
m h s g u e

MASTER : wlamkp : : SELDOM : ?

 A

nyvkwc.

 B

akzxqw.

 C

pxtjvz.

 D

akzxwq.

Soln.
Ans: B

Each letter of the word MASTER has been coded one letter ahead from the coding pattern as per the table.

Question ID: 16-02-22-07-53-39-067.
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Question 29

Controversy always involves-

 A

rudeness.

 B

disagreement.

 C

doubt.

 D

emotion.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-08-10-17-01-038.
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Question 30

The rows and columns of the left matrix have been labelled as F, G, H, I, J and 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, whereas those of the right matrix are A, B, C, D, E and 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. Find the correct row-column pairs out of these matrices that decode to the word - VF39

FGHIJ
5FWFDF
6VFGDV
7DGGDW
8GDFGW
9WVVVW
ABCDE
0Y6396
16YAAA
26A9YY
396339
4A9Y33
 A

9I, 5J, 0C, 4B

 B

9H, 5F, 3C, 9I

 C

6J, 6G, 4E, 5F

 D

9G, 5H, 4D, 3C

Soln.
Ans: A

V occurs at: 6F ;6J ;9G ;9H ;9I ;
F occurs at: 5F ;5H ;5J ;6G ;8H ;
3 occurs at: 0C ;3C ;3D ;4D ;4E ;
9 occurs at: 0D ;2C ;3A ;3E ;4B ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-001.
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