# Online Sample Paper for IBPS Bank PO/MT, SO, RRB, Clerical Exams Set 98

## 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. 98 in this series.

Last Reviewed and Updated on February 7, 2020
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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

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

 A B C D E 5 A X N N M 6 N X M A N 7 6 N A X M 8 6 6 M X M 9 6 A X 6 A
 F G H I J 0 9 H C 0 0 1 C 0 C C H 2 C H 9 9 4 3 9 4 9 4 H 4 4 4 0 0 H
A

8D, 7B, 3J, 6A

B

7D, 5D, 2G, 1J

C

9C, 6A, 1J, 6B

D

6B, 6E, 4J, 0H

Soln.
Ans: D

X occurs at: 5B ;6B ;7D ;8D ;9C ;
N occurs at: 5C ;5D ;6A ;6E ;7B ;
H occurs at: 0G ;1J ;2G ;3J ;4J ;
C occurs at: 0H ;1F ;1H ;1I ;2F ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-185.
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### Question 2

During solar eclipse earth comes between sun and moon.

A

Always.

B

Sometimes.

C

Often.

D

Never.

Soln.
Ans: D

Moon is between sun and earth.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-17-01-098.
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### Question 3

Study the following series and find the odd man out from the choices below.

1 F Y W M P C A + X 2 9 J E K 3 S R @ G

A

J E 3

B

X 9 E

C

P A X

D

K S @

Soln.
Ans: A

There is a gap of 1 in similar items, except the odd one.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-281.
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### Question 4

A computer always has -

A

Graphics Card.

B

Keyboard.

C

Mouse.

D

CPU.

Soln.
Ans: D

Only CPU is compulsory. A computer can function without the others.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-17-01-043.
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### Question 5

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

A

O

B

L

C

R

D

C

Soln.
Ans: C

The new letter is: EDOCTNORLLDE

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-289.
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### Question 6

Seven boys A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a line such that -

1. G is between A and E.
2. F and A have one boy between them.
3. E and C have two boys between them.
4. D is to the immediate right of F.
5. C and B have three boys between them.

Who is second from left?

A

C.

B

G.

C

A.

D

E.

Soln.
Ans: D

Positions from left to right are: B-E-G-A-C-F-D.

So E is second from left.

Question ID: 16-01-13-09-26-42-003.
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### Question 7

if Anemology : Wind, then Anthropology :

A

Dogs.

B

Humans.

C

Fish.

D

Trees.

Soln.
Ans: B

Topics of study and what that study is called.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-092.
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### Question 8

This is a series of digits that has been written by randomly arranging 19 digits. How many 6 are there that are completely divisible by the second number to their right?

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

A

1

B

2

C

4

D

3

Soln.
Ans: A

At these locations: 6-6-6 ;

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-164.
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### Question 9

17, 19, 23, 29, (?), 37.

A

36.

B

31.

C

35.

D

33.

Soln.
Ans: B

17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37. This series is of prime numbers whose first term is 17 and the last term is 37.

Question ID: 16-03-11-08-34-58-098.
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### Question 10

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 tallest among all?

A

Verpal.

B

Hamesh.

C

Karan.

D

Gurpreet.

Soln.
Ans: C

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 H, G and K appear on the right. So the tallest is either of them. The first fact defeats K, the second fact defeats H. So we are left with K as the answer.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-051.
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### Question 11

"the game of cards has fiftytwo leaves" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. of game the cards has fiftytwo leaves
2. of the game cards has fiftytwo leaves
3. of the has cards game fiftytwo leaves
4. of the has game cards fiftytwo leaves
5. of the has game cards leaves fiftytwo

If step 1 of an input is: at independent clauses and multiple least one dependent clause, then what is step 3, if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

at and one least multiple independent clauses dependent clause

B

at and one independent multiple least clauses dependent clause

C

at independent clauses and multiple least one dependent clause

D

at and one least clause clauses independent dependent multiple

Soln.
Ans: B

In each step, the shortest words are being moved to the left. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with at independent clauses and multiple least one dependent clause:

• at independent clauses and multiple least one dependent clause
• at and clauses independent multiple least one dependent clause
• at and one independent multiple least clauses dependent clause
• at and one least multiple independent clauses dependent clause
• at and one least clause independent clauses dependent multiple
• at and one least clause clauses independent dependent multiple
• at and one least clause clauses multiple dependent independent
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-32-25-053.
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### Question 12

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

 H I J K L 5 F B L F Q 6 L Q 7 F B 7 B F 7 7 L 8 L B B Q 7 9 L 7 F Q Q
 M N O P Q 0 I 4 4 I U 1 J 4 Z J Z 2 Z J U 4 U 3 J U 4 I U 4 Z Z I J I
A

8J, 5H, 2Q, 5I

B

5I, 9J, 3N, 4P

C

7H, 7I, 0Q, 2Q

D

6L, 5K, 3Q, 5H

Soln.
Ans: B

B occurs at: 5I ;6L ;7H ;8I ;8J ;
F occurs at: 5H ;5K ;6K ;7I ;9J ;
U occurs at: 0Q ;2O ;2Q ;3N ;3Q ;
J occurs at: 1M ;1P ;2N ;3M ;4P ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-163.
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### Question 13

Carefully scan the following series of digits from 1-9, and determine how many 6 are there that are completely divisible by the number on their left but not divisible by the number that is second to their left?

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

A

2

B

1

C

0

D

3

Soln.
Ans: C

None.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-008.
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### Question 14

Statements:

India is under a constant threat from its neighbors. This is a serious handicap because a large amount of the budget allocation goes into the defense expenditure, which is non-productive.

Courses of Action:
1. India should fight just one final war to teach a lesson and end all this once for all.
2. India should take steps to increase mutual dependence on trade so that all parties understand the futility of war.
A

Only I follows.

B

Neither I or II follows.

C

Either I or II follows.

D

Only II follows.

Soln.
Ans: D
Question ID: 16-02-10-11-22-17-051.
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### Question 15

Statements:All gate are tables. All tables are tanks.

Conclusions:

1. All gate are tables.
2. Some tanks are tables.
3. Some tables are gate.
4. All tables are gate.
A

Only I and II follows.

B

Only I, II and III follows.

C

All follows.

D

Only III and IV follows.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-03-03-08-18-41-188.
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### Question 16

Statement: Please check the availability of 2 tickets from Delhi to Mumbai.

Assumptions: .

1. Person checking knows the desired mode of travel.
2. Person checking knows the details of the person travelling.
A

Either I or II is implicit.

B

Only I is implicit.

C

Only II is implicit.

D

Neither I nor II is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: B

Since the requesting person has not specified any specific mode of travel, the person checking is already aware of it. So I is implicit. Once the availability is ensured, the details can be asked at that time. So it is not correct to assume II.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-062.
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### Question 17

"it is one of the easiest ways to spot text that requires variety" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

1. requires is one of the easiest ways to spot text that it variety
2. requires easiest one of the is ways to spot text that it variety
3. requires easiest variety of the is ways to spot text that it one
4. requires easiest variety ways the is of to spot text that it one
5. requires easiest variety ways spot is of to the text that it one
6. requires easiest variety ways spot text of to the is that it one
7. requires easiest variety ways spot text that to the is of it one
8. requires easiest variety ways spot text that the to is of it one
9. requires easiest variety ways spot text that the one is of it to

If an input is: several sentences of the same length can make for bland writing, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

4

B

6

C

5

D

7

Soln.
Ans: B

In each step, the longest words are being moved to the left. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with sentences several of the same length can make for bland writing:

1. sentences several of the same length can make for bland writing
2. sentences several writing the same length can make for bland of
3. sentences several writing length same the can make for bland of
4. sentences several writing length bland the can make for same of
5. sentences several writing length bland make can the for same of
6. sentences several writing length bland make same the for can of
Question ID: 16-02-02-11-31-33-007.
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### Question 18

The following sequence is first reversed, then every alternate letter beginning from position 5, counted from the left of the new sequence, is removed. Which letter will be in the middle of the remaining sequence?

T R X P C I W D U P G A I H B N B D G M S V C T O

A

O

B

S

C

B

D

G

Soln.
Ans: C

The series becomes:

O T C V S G B B I G U W C X T

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-1144.
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### Question 19

"Gander" is related to "Goose" in the same way as "Horse" is related to.

A

Man.

B

C

Monkey.

D

Mare.

Soln.
Ans: D

Animals and genders.

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-48-54-103.
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### Question 20

The rows and columns of the left matrix have been labelled as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and I, J, K, L, M, whereas those of the right matrix are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and N, O, P, Q, R. Find the correct row-column pairs out of these matrices that decode to the word - VN7H

 5 6 7 8 9 I W V W N L J N V V L L K V W N N D L D W N W V M L D D D L
 0 1 2 3 4 N 9 H 7 9 Q O 7 9 M H H P Q Q 9 Q 7 Q Q M 9 7 H R M 7 M H M
A

K5, K7, P4, R3

B

J6, L7, N2, K8

C

J7, K8, Q3, K5

D

I6, I8, R1, Q3

Soln.
Ans: A

V occurs at: I6 ;J6 ;J7 ;K5 ;L9 ;
N occurs at: I8 ;J5 ;K7 ;K8 ;L7 ;
7 occurs at: N2 ;O0 ;P4 ;Q3 ;R1 ;
H occurs at: N1 ;O3 ;O4 ;Q4 ;R3 ;

Question ID: 16-02-09-02-33-00-182.
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### Question 21

John is ranked 8th from the top and Kalpana is ranked 18th from the bottom in a class of 25 students. How many students are there between John and Kalpana?

A

5

B

9

C

2

D

4

Soln.
Ans: C

Sum of positions of an item from top(right) and bottom(left) of a list is always equal to the sum of the positions of the first and last items. So position of John from the bottom is = 25 - 8 + 1 = 18. Number of students between them is: difference of 18 and 15 (minus 1) = 2

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-088.
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### Question 22

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

Question Image:

A
1
B
4
C
3
D
2
Soln.
Ans: A
Question ID: 16-02-17-08-58-40-037.
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### Question 23

Statement: The state government has issued an advertisement for 25 posts of peons with the minimum eligibility as class X passed.

Assumptions:

1. Only class X passed candidates will apply.
2. Phd can also apply.
A

Only II is implicit.

B

Either I or II is implicit.

C

Only I is implicit.

D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: D

The qualifications are minimum so there is no bar on a Phd to apply for these posts.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-186.
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### Question 24

Statement: Ram reaches the office in time even though he comes by bicycle.

Assumptions: .

1. Ram lives nearby to the office.
2. Ram is punctual.
A

Only I is implicit.

B

Only II is implicit.

C

Either I or II is implicit.

D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: D

He comes on a bicycle so probably he is coming from somewhere nearby. He is also punctual enough to reach in time. So both the assumptions are valid.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-13-19-091.
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### Question 25

Examine the following series of digits and alphabets. How many pairs are such that the first item is a number but the second is an alphabet?

8 7 H 3 7 Q F 2 8 9 R B 9 A W J I X 2 G

A

0

B

5

C

2

D

6

Soln.
Ans: B

At these locations: 7-H ;7-Q ;9-R ;9-A ;2-G ;

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-152.
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### Question 26

Arrange the following words in a meaningful order:

(A) Butterfly, (B) Larva, (C) Egg, (D) Pupa.

A

A, D, C, B.

B

B, D, A, C.

C

C, D, B, A.

D

A, C, D, B.

Soln.
Ans: C

The correct order is :

Egg(C) - Pupa(D) - Larva(B) - Butterfly(A)

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-087.
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### Question 27

How many blocks touch block Z?

A

1.

B

3.

C

4.

D

2.

Soln.
Ans: B
Question ID: 16-02-10-11-35-27-100.
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### Question 28

There are four knights in a game of chess.

A

Sometimes.

B

Often.

C

Never.

D

Always.

Soln.
Ans: D

Yes, two black and two white.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-17-01-048.
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### Question 29

The cricket ball is lighter than the hockey ball and volleyball is heavier than the football. Hockey ball is lighter than the football but heavier than the tennis ball. Which of the following is the lightest?

[Answer should be given only on the basis of these facts, not your general knowledge.]
A

Hockey ball or Tennis Ball.

B

Tennis Ball.

C

Volley ball or Tennis Ball.

D

Cricket ball or Tennis Ball.

Soln.
Ans: D

Facts are:

1. C < H.
2. F < V.
3. T < H < F.

The ordering could be: T < C < H < F < V or C < T < H < F < V.

So the answer is either C or T.

Question ID: 16-02-08-10-33-47-010.
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### Question 30

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

A

I

B

O

C

D

D

N

Soln.
Ans: D

The new letter is: IDOSEBIDNEEC

Question ID: 16-02-10-11-59-51-1142.
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