SBI Clerks Reasoning Model Questions and Answers

1. Harihar starts walking straight facing South. After walking 30 metres he turned to his right, walked 25 metres and turned to his left. Again after walking a distance of 10 metres he turned to his left. Which direction is he facing now?
1) West 2) East 3) North- East 4) South – West 5) None of these

2. How many pairs of letters are there in the word DISASTER each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the
English alphabet?
1) None 2) One
3) Two 4) Three
5) More than one

3. B is only child of C’s grandfather’s only daughter. How is C’s father related to B?
1) Maternal Uncle 2) Paternal Uncle
3) Father 4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

4. What will come next in the following letter series?
A A C A C E A C E G A C E G I A C E G I
1) K 2) L 3) A 4) B 5) None of these

5. If it possible to make only one meaningful English word with the first, the fifth, the sixth, the tenth and the eleventh letters of the word EXCEPTIONAL using each letter only once, first letter of that word is your answer. If no such word can be formed, your answer is ‘X’ and if more than one such word can be formed, your answer is ‘Y’
1) P 2) L 3) T 4) X 5) Y

Directions (Q. 6-10) : These questions are based on the following arrangement of letters/ numbers /symbols. Study them carefully
and answer the questions that follow.
6 H ★ 3 % T I L 4 $ E 5 F I R M @ A # B D 2 ↑8 U C

6. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) More than three

7. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is either followed or preceded by a letter or both?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) None of these

8. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the thirteenth from the right end?
1) B 2)L 3) # 4) I 5) None of these

9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way on the basis of their positions in the above arrangements and so form group.
Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1) 3%★ 2) E$5 3) A#@ 4) D2B 5) 2 8 D

10. If all the numbers are removed from the above arrangements, which of the following will be the eight from the left end?
1) E 2) $ 3) 5 4) L 5) None of these

Directions (Q.11-13): These questions are based on the following set of numbers: 386 874 697 469 731
11. If in each number, 1 is added to the first digit and the positions of the second and the third digits are interchanged,
which number will be the largest?
1) 386 2) 874 3) 697 4) 469 5) 731

12. If in the number the positions of the first and the third digits
are interchanged and then the numbers are arranged in descending order, which number will be the second?
1) 386 2) 874 3) 697 4) 469 5) 731

13. If in each number the positions of the first and the second digits are interchanged and then the numbers are arranged in descending order, which will be the smallest?
1) 386 2) 874 3) 697 4) 469 5) 731

Directions (Q.14-15) : These questions are based on the following
information.
i) ‘A × B’ means ‘A is mother of B’
ii) ‘A÷ B’ means 'A is brother of B’
iii) ‘A + B’ means ‘A is son of B’
iv) ‘A – B’ means ‘A is wife of B’

14. In J – T ÷ K + F, how is F related to J?
1) Daughter – in – law
2) Daughter
3) Mother – in- law
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

15. In R × H + D, how is R related to D?
1) Mother 2) Uncle 3) Wife 4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

Directions (Q.16-18) : In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You
have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer 1): if only Conclusion I follows
Give answer 2): if only Conclusion II follows
Give answer 3): if either Conclusion I or Conclusion II follows
Give answer 4): if neither Conclusion I nor Conclusion II follows
Give answer 5): if both Conclusions I and II follow

16. Statements: Some doors are rooms.
All rooms are halls.
All halls are auditoriums
Conclusions: I. Some auditoriums are doors.
II. All rooms are auditoriums.

17. Statements: Some hats are gloves.
Some gloves are socks.
All socks are shoes.
Conclusions: I. Some shoes are gloves.
II. Some socks are hats.

18. Statements: All guavas are mangoes.
Some mangoes are apples.
No apple is pineapple.
Conclusions: I. Some pineapple are guava.
II. No pineapple is rails.

Answers : 1-2, 2-4, 3-1, 4-1, 5-5, 6-4, 7-5, 8-3, 9-2, 10-1, 11-2, 12-3, 13-5, 14-4, 15-3, 16-5, 17-1, 18-3.

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