We are giving here Reasoning Ability for IBPS CWE / SBI Probationary Officer and Clerks. These solved questions will help you judge your preparation. Answers are given at the end.

Q1. Among A, B, C, D and E, each having a different weight, D is not lighter than B and E is not heavier than A, C is not the heavier than A, C is not the heaviest. Who among them is the lightest?

(A) D

(B) B

(C) E

(D) Data inadequate

(E) None of these

Q2. Each consonant in the word BISCUIT is replaced by the next letter in the English alphabet and each vowel is replaced by the previous letter in the English alphabet and the letters so obtained are rearranged in alphabetical order, which of the following will be the third from the left end after the rearrangement?

(A) C

(B) D

(C) H

(D) T

(E) None of these

Q3. In a row of forty children, Q is fourteenth from the left end and there are sixteen-children between Q and M. What is M's position from the right end of the row?

(A) 11th

(B) 10th

(C) 30th

(D) Data inadequate

(E) None of these

Q4. 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 that group?

(A) VT

(B) MK

(C) DB

(D) KH

(E) XV

Q5. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word DISCREDIT each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?

(A) None

(B) One

(C) Two

(D) Three

(E) More than three

Q6.If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the third, the fourth, the sixth and the eighth letters of the word SINGLETON, which of the following will be the third letter of that word? If no such word can be made, give 'X' as the answer and if more than one such word can be made give 'Y' as the answer:

(A) N

(B) O

(C) E

(D) X

(E) Y

Q7. What should come next in the following number series?

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

(A) 8

(B) 1

(C) 9

(D) 2

(E) None of these

Directions (8-10): Find out the correct answer out of the five alternatives given below each question and then mark it in your answer sheet.

Q8. Ice: Coolness:: Earth : ?

(A) Forest

(B) Weight

(C) Gravitation

(D) Ocean

(E) Life

Q9. Coconut: Shell:: Letter: ?

(A) Mail

(B) Letter-box

(C) Stamp

(D) Envelope

(E) Postman

Q10. Income is related to Profit in the same way as Expenditure is related to:

(A) Loss

(B) Surplus

(C) Balance

(D) Sale

(E) Steal

Sample Paper Reasoning

Numerical Ability for IBPS

Answers:

1. D                 2. C                 3. A                 4. D                 5. E

6. A                 7. C                 8. B                 9. D                 10. A

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