IBPS Clerk CWE V Reasoning

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REASONING Paper for IBPS Clerk CWE (Paper held on 20 Dec 2014)

We are hereby presenting the actual and complete paper of Reasoning for  IBPS Clerk CWE (IV) that was held on 20 December 2014. The readers can go through the paper and solve it to gauge their preparations of REASONING. They can also see the nature of questions being asked in the paper. Solutions are being provided at the end of questions.

…………………………………………………….Start of Reasoning Test……………………………………………….

Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

In a certain code language-

  • “find a good home” is written as “dn co he rh”
  • “charity begins at home” is written as “rh na ek sa”
  • “find good charity store” is written as “na dn he ku”
  • “a store at station” is written as “co ek ku ze”

(All the codes are two letter codes only)

1. What does the code ‘ze’ stand for in the given code language?
(1) good
(2) station
(3) find
(4) store
(5) begins

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2. What is the code for ‘store’ in the given code language?
(1) rh
(2) bk
(3) ze
(4) ku
(5) dn

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3. What does the code ‘ek’ stand for in the given code language?
(1) store
(2) a
(3) charity
(4) either ‘find’ or ‘good’
(5) at

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4. In the given code language, which of the following possibly means ‘find good food’?(1) hednku
(2) rh dn he
(3) dnbkhe
(4) ku bk na
(5) narhbk

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5. What is the code for ‘charity’ in the given code language?
(1) na
(2) ku
(3) he
(4) rh
(5) dn


Directions (6 – 10): In each of the following questions, two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II have been given. You have to take the 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 given state¬ments disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer (1) if either Conclusion I or Conclusion II follows.
Give answer (2) if neither Conclusion I nor Conclusion II fol¬lows
Give answer (3) if both the Conclusion I and Conclusion II fol¬low
Give answer (4) if only Conclusion I follows
Give answer (5) if only Conclusion II follows

6. Statements
Some heads are tails.
Some coins are heads.

Conclusions
I. Atleast some tails are heads.
II. Some tails being coins is a possibility.

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7. Statements
All reviews are observations.
All comments are reviews.

Conclusions
I. All observations are comments.
II. No observation is a comment.

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8. Statements
No mountain is a cliff.
Some cliffs are rocks.

Conclusions
I. No mountain is a rock.
II. All rocks can never be mountains.

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9. Statements
All amounts are principals.
Some principals are balances.

Conclusions
I. All balances being amounts is a possibility.
II. Some balances are definitely not principals.

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10. Statements
All posts are mails.
No mail is a letter.

Conclusions
I. No post is a letter.
II. Atleast some posts are letters.


Directions (11 -15): The following questions are based on the five three digit numbers given below:
269     314     758     637     825

11. If’ ‘1’ is added to the first digit in each number and the position of the first and the second digits are interchanged, which of the following will be the first digit of the highest number thus formed?
(1) 2
(2) 6
(3) 3
(4) 1
(5) 5

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12. The sum of the second and the third digits in which of these numbers is an even number ?
(1) 758
(2) 314
(3) 637
(4) 825
(5) 269

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13. If ‘1’ is subtracted from the third digit in each number and the position of the first and the third digits are interchanged, which of the following will be the second digit of the lowest number thus formed ?
(1) 3
(2) 6
(3) 5
(4) 2
(5) 1

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14. Which of the following will be the three digit number obtained by subtracting the second lowest number from the third highest number?
(1) 324
(2) 322
(3) 233
(4) 323
(5) 223

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15. Which of the following will be the second digit of the second lowest number thus formed if all the digits in each number are arranged in ascending order within the number?

(1) 5
(2) 4
(3) 3
(4) 2
(5) 1


Directions (16 – 20): In each of the following questions, the symbols δ, %, ©,” and $ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:

‘P δ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P”Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
‘P $ Q’ means “P is not smaller than Q’.

Each question has statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming the given statements to be true, find which conclusion is definitely true.

Give answer (1) if both the Conclusion I and Conclusion II are true
Give answer (2) if neither Conclusion I nor Conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if only Conclusion I is true
Give answer (4) if only Conclusion II is true
Give answer (5) If either Conclusion I or Conclusion II is true

16. Statements
KδD, D©W, W”Z

Conclusions
I. Z % K
II. K©W

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17. Statements
F©N, N”K, KδD
Conclusions
I. D ” N
II. D % N

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18. Statements
B”R, R$J, J%M
Conclusions
I. M©R
II. JδB

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19. Statements
D $ T, T % M, M©K
Conclusions
I. K%T
II. M©D

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20. Statements
V % R, R δ N, N$J
Conclusions
I. J©R
II. V % N


Directions (21 – 25): Each of the following questions, consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data give in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and choose the most appropriate option.

Give answer (1) if the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (2) if the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (3) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if the data in both the statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

21. In a code language ‘read your book’ is written as ‘927’.
Which number stands for ‘book’ ?
I. In the same code language ‘book on shelf is coded as ‘738’.
II. In the same code language ‘your book shelf is coded as ‘278’.

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22. How is V related to R?
I. R is the daughter of G. G and S are children of K. V is the husband of K.
II. M is married to G. M is the mother of R. V is the father of G.

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23. What is the present position of D?
I. D moves 4m to the north and turns left. Then he moves 5 km.
II. D travels total of 20km. In the last, he takes 11km to his right.

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24. How many teachers are there in the dance class ?
I. The number of male teachers is half the number of female teachers.
II. There is one female teacher for every 10 girl students.
There are more girl students than boy students.

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25. In a straight line of 8 people (all facing north), who stands fourth from the left end of the line?
I. K stands third from the right end of the line. Only two people stand between K and S. R stands second to the right of S.
II. W stands second from the left end of the line. Only two people stand between W and R. J is an immediate neighbor of R.


Directions (26 – 30) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows having five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1 – F, G, H, I and J are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing north. In row 2 -A, B, C, D and E are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing south. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.

• The one who faces I sits third to the right of A.
• Only one person sits between I and F.
• B is not an immediate neighbour of A. B does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line.
• The one who faces C sits to the immediate right of G.
• C is not an immediate neighbour of B.
• D faces J.

26. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) D
(2) A
(3) H
(4) I
(5) J

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27. Who amongst the following sit exactly in the middle of the rows?
(1) E, G
(2) A, J
(3) C, J
(4) B, F
(5) A, F

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28. Who amongst the following sits to the immediate right of the person who faces F ?
(1) D
(2) A
(3) C
(4) B
(5) E

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29. Which of the following is true regarding H ?
(1) G sits to the immediate left of H.
(2) F is an immediate neighbor of H
(3) An immediate neighbor of H faces B
(4) None of the given options is true
(5) C faces H

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30. Who amongst the following faces E?
(1) H
(2) J
(3) G
(4) F
(5)1


Directions (31 – 35) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight friends E, F, G, H, S, T, U and V are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square table while four sit in middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside.

• S is an immediate neighbour of both E and V. S sits in the middle of one of the sides of the table.
• Only one person sits between E and H.
• T sits second to the right of U. U is not an immediate neighbour of E.
• F is not an immediate neighbour of G.
• G faces a direction opposite to that of U. (i.e. If U faces the centre then G faces outside and
vice-versa)

31. How many people sit betweenF and G when counted from the right side of F ?
(1) Three
(2) Two
(3) Four
(4) None
(5) One

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32. Which of the following is true regarding F ?
(1) Only three people sit between F and H
(2) F sits in middle of one of the sides.
(3) F sits second to right of U
(4) None of the given options is true
(5) Both S and G are the immediate neighbours of F.

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33. Who sits to the immediate right of H ?
(1) U
(2) S
(3) G
(4) F
(5)T

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34. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(1) T
(2) V
(3) G
(4) H
(5) E

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35. What is the position of U with respect to E ?
(1) Third to the right
(2) Fifth to the left
(3) Second to the left
(4) Third to the left
(5) Second to the right


Directions (36 – 40) : Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below :
A©2@W#β5XJ9∑D + 7Ǫ •YLG36MΩ2N%8U

36. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) +D7
(2) 8%U
(3) • Ǫ Y
(4) W @ #
(5) L 3 

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37. Which of the following is sixth to the right of the fifteenth from the right end of the given arrangement ?
(1) %
(2) Ω
(3) 
(4) M
(5) 2

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38. What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following series based on the given arrangement ?
A2@ W β 5 X9∑ D7 Ǫ ?
(1)L3*
(2)YG*
(3) • Y 3
(4) • L G
(5) L G 6

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39. If all the numbers are dropped from the given arrangement then which will be the eleventh element from the left end of the given arrangement?
(1) Q
(2) +
(3) •
(4) Y
(5) D

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40. How many such numbers are there in the given arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a letter and also immediately preceded by a symbol ?
(1) More than three
(2) Three
(3) One
(4) None
(5) Two

————————————End of Reasoning section——————————————


Solutions

1.(2) 2.(4) 3.(5) 4.(3)
5.(1) 6.(3) 7.(2) 8.(5)
9.(4) 10. (4) 11. (2) 12. (3)
13. (5) 14. (4) 15. (1) 16. (1)
17. (5) 18. (1) 19. (2) 20.(2)
21. (5) 22.(1) 23.(5) 24.(2)
25.(4) 26.(4) 27. (1) 28.(5)
29.(2) 30.(3) 31. (3) 32. (2)
33.(5) 34.(1) 35.(4) 36.(5)
37. (3) 38.(4) 39.(2) 40.(1)

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