SAMPLE PAPER FOR SBI CLERICAL EXAM (Reasoning)

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SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER FOR SBI CLERICAL

REASONING [1*40=40]

1.Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, … What number should come next?

(a)    7     (b)10    (c) 12    (d) 13.

2 Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, … What number should come next?

(a)22   (b)24    (c) 25    (d) 26.

3.A boy rode his bicycle Northward, then turned left and rode 1 km and again turned left and rode 2 km. He found himself 1 km west of his starting point. How far did he ride northward initially?

(a)2km  (b)1 m    (c) 5km    (d) 3km

4.  x started to walk straight towards south. After walking 5 m he turned to the left and walked 3 m. After this he turned to the right and walked 5 m Now to which direction X is facing

(a)north (b)south   (c) north east    (d) south west.

5.  Five girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Seema is to the left of Rani and to the right of Bindu. Mary is to the right of Rani. Reeta is between Rani and Mary.

Who is sitting immediate right to Reeta ?

(a)Bindu (b)Rani  (c) Mary    (d) Seema

6. Who is in the middle of the photograph ?

(a)Bindu (b)Rani  (c) Reeta   (d) Seema

7. Who is second from the right ?

(a)Bindu (b)Rani  (c) Reeta   (d) Mary

8. Who is second from the left in photograph ?

(a)Bindu (b)Seema (c) Reeta   (d) Mary

. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a row facing North :

1. F is to the immediate right of E.
2. E is 4th to the right of G.
3. C is the neighbour of B and D.

Person who is third to the left of D is at one of ends.

9. Who are to the left of C ?

(a) only B      (b) G.B.D(c) G,B   (d) D,E,F,A

10.  Which of the following statement is not true ?

(a) E is to the immediate left of D
(b) A is at one of the ends
(c) G is to the immediate left of B
(d) F is second to the right of D

11. Who are the neighbours of B ?

(a) C,D          (b) G,C            (c) G,F           (d) C,E

12. What is the position of A ?

(a) Between E and D
(b) Extreme left
(c) Centre
(d) Extreme right

In each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and

(A) 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
(B) 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
(C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
(E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

13.Question: What is the code for ‘sky’ in the code language ?

Statements:

1. In the code language, ‘sky is clear’ is written as ‘de ra fa’.

In the same code language, ‘make it clear’ is written as ‘de ga jo’.

(a) I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)   II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)    Either I or II is sufficient
(d)   Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)    Both I and II are sufficient

14. Question: How many children are there between P and Q in a row of children ?

Statements:

1. P is fifteenth from the left in the row.
1. Q is exactly in the middle and there are ten children towards his right.

(a)     I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)   II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)    Either I or II is sufficient
(d)   Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)    Both I and II are sufficient

15. Question: How is T related to K?

Statements:

1. R’s sister J has married Ts brother L, who is the only son of his parents.
1. K is the only daughter of L and J.

(a)I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)Either I or II is sufficient
(d)Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)Both I and II are sufficient

16. Question: How is J related to P ?

Statements:

1. M is brother of P and T is sister of P.
2. P’s mother is married to J’s husband who has one son and two daughters.

(a)I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)Either I or II is sufficient
(d)Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)Both I and II are sufficient

17.  Question: How is X related to Y ?

Statements:

1. Y and Z are children of D who is wife of X.
2. R’s sister X is married to Ys father.

(a)I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)Either I or II is sufficient
(d)Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)Both I and II are sufficient

18. Question: Which word in the code language means ‘flower’ ?

Statements:

1. ‘de fu la pane’ means ‘rose flower is beautiful’ and ‘la quiz’ means ‘beautiful tree’.

2.’de la chin’ means ‘red rose flower’ and ‘pa chin’ means ‘red tea’.

(a)I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)Either I or II is sufficient
(d)Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)Both I and II are sufficient

19. Question: Vinod’s and Javed’s salaries are in the proportion of 4 : 3 respectively. What is Vinod’s salary ?

Statements:

1. Javed’s salary is 75% that of Vinod’s salary.

2.  Javed’s salary is Rs 4500.

(a)I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
(b)II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
(c)Either I or II is sufficient
(d)Neither I nor II is sufficient
(e)Both I and II are sufficient

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

• (A) If only I follows
• (B) If only II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows
• (E) If both I and II follow.

20.  Statement: The kharif crops have been affected by the insects for consecutive three years in the district and the farmers harvested less than fifty percent of produce during these years.

Courses of Action:

1. The farmers should seek measures to control the attack of insects to protect their crops next year.
2. The Government should increase the support price of kharif crops considerably to protect the economic interests of farmers.

(a)    Only I follows
(b)   Only II follows
(c)    Either I or II follows
(d)   Neither I nor II follows
(e)    Both I and II follow

21. Statement: The car dealer found that there was a tremendous response for the new XYZ’s car-booking with long queues of people complaining about the duration of business hours and arrangements.

Courses of Action:

• People should make their arrangement of lunch and snacks while going for car XYZ’s booking and be ready to spend several hours.
• Arrangement should be made for more booking desks and increased business hours to serve more people in less time.

(a)Only I follows
(b)Only II follows
(c)Either I or II follows
(d)Neither I nor II follows
(e)Both I and II follow

22. Statement: The State Government has decided to declare ‘Kala Azar’ as a notifiable disease under the Epidemics Act. Family members or neighbours of the patient are liable to be punished in case they did not inform the State authorities.

Courses of Action:

1. Efforts should be made to effectively implement the Act.
2. The cases of punishment should be propagated through mass media so that more people become aware of the stern actions.

(a)Only I follows
(b)Only II follows
(c)Either I or II follows
(d)Neither I nor II follows
(e)Both I and II follow

23. Statement: On an average, about twenty people are run over by trains and die every day while crossing the railway tracks through the level crossing.

Courses of Action:

1. The railway authorities should be instructed to close all the level crossings.
1. Those who are found crossing the tracks, when the gates are closed, should be fined heavily

(a)Only I follows

(b)Only II follows

(c)Either I or II follows

(d)Neither I nor II follows

(e)Both I and II follow

.  In each question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

• (A) If only conclusion I follows
• (B) If only conclusion II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows and
• (E) If both I and II follow.

24. Statements: All good athletes win. All good athletes eat well.

Conclusions:

1. All those who eat well are good athletes.
1. All those who win eat well.

(a)    Only conclusion I follows

(b)   Only conclusion II follows

(c)    Either I or II follows

(d)   Neither I or II follows

(e)    Both I and II follow

25. Statements: All film stars are playback singers. All film directors are film stars.

Conclusions:

1. All film directors are playback singers.
1. Some film stars are film directors.

(a)Only conclusion I follows

(b)Only conclusion II follows

(c)Either I or II follows

(d)Neither I or II follows

(e)Both I and II follow

26. All jungles are tigers. Some tigers are horses.

Conclusions:

1. Some horses are jungles.
1. No horse is jungle.

(a)Only I follows

(b)Only II follows

(c)Either I or II follows

(d)Neither I nor II follows

(e)Both I and II follow

27. Statements: All windows are doors. No door is wall.

Conclusions:

1. No window is wall.
1. No wall is door.

(a)Only I follows

(b)Only II follows

(c)Either I or II follows

(d)Neither I nor II follows

(e)Both I and II follow

28. Statements: All men are married. Some men are educated.

Conclusions:

1. Some married are educated.
1. Some educated are married.

(a)Only I follows

(b)Only II follows

(c)Either I or II follows

(d)Neither I nor II follows

(e)Both I and II follow

29. Pointing to Varman, Madhav said, “I am the only son of one of the sons of his father.” How is Varman related to Madhav?

(a) nephew         (b) uncle       (c) Father           (d) father or uncle.

30. Introducing a woman, Shashank said, “She is the mother of the only daughter of my son.” How that woman is related to Shashank?

(a) Daughter        (b) Sister-in-law       (c) Wife       (d) Daughter-in-law

31. Pointing to Gopi, Nalni says, “I am the daughter of the only son of his grandfather.” How Nalni is related to Gopi.

(a Niece (b) Sister     (c) Daughter       (d) cannot be determined

32. Rasik walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. In which direction and how many metres is he from the starting position?

(a)15m west (b) 30m west   (c) 30m east      (d)45m east

33. Golu started from his house towards North. After covering a distance of 8 km. he turned towards left and covered a distance of 6 km. What is the shortest distance now from his house?

(a)10km(b) 16km   (c) 14km      (d)2km

34. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not form a group?

(a)Break

(b)Change

(c)Split

(d)Divide

(e)Separate

35 . (a) extend

(b) higher

(c) upward

(d)  rise

(e) ascend

Study the following table and answer the questions.

Classification of 100 Students Based on the Marks Obtained by them in Physics and Chemistry in an Examination.

 Subject Marks out of 50 40 and above 30 and above 20 and above 10 and above 0 and above Physics 9 32 80 92 100 Chemistry 4 21 66 81 100 Average (Aggregate) 7 27 73 87 100

36.what is the different between the number of students passed with 30 as cut-off marks in Chemistry and those passed with 30 as cut-off marks in aggregate?

a)      3

b)      4

c)       5

d)      6

37.if at least 60% marks in Physics are required for pursuing higher studies in Physics, how many students will be eligible to pursue higher studies in Physics?

a)      27

b)      32

c)       34

d)      41

38.the percentage of number of students getting at least 60% marks in Chemistry over those getting at least 40% marks in aggregate, is approximately?

a)      21

b)      27

c)       29

d)      None of these

39.the number of students scoring less than 40% marks in aggregate is?

a)      13

b)      19

c)       20

d)      27

40.. If it is known that at least 23 students were eligible for a Symposium on Chemistry, then the minimum qualifying marks in Chemistry for eligibility to Symposium would lie in the range?

a)      40-45

b)      30-40

c)       20-30

d)      Below 20