# SBI Clerks Reasoning Practice Questions with Key

1. If in English alphabet all the letters at oddnumbered positions are sequentially replaced by even numbers, viz 'A' replaced by 2. 'C'
replaced by 4 and so on and likewise all letters at even-numbered positions are replaced by odd numbers such as 'B' replaced by '1', 'D' replaced by 3 and so on, then what will be the total value of the letters of the word DETAIL?
1) 48 2) 55 3) 53 4) 49 5) None of these

2. In a certain code language 'she is sick' is writtenas '\$ * @', 'go to bed' is written as 'T ^ #' and 'sick in bed' is written as '^ @ %', then what is the code for 'she'?
1) * 2) \$ 3) @ 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these

3. In the following number series how many such 4's are there which are immediately followed by 6 which is not immediately followed by 3?
2 5 3 7 6 4 3 4 6 5 2 9 1 5 4 6 3 8 4 6 6 7 4 3 6 4 0 5
1) One 2) Two 3) Three 4) Four 5) None of these

4. Early morning after sunrise Sangita went for a walk. Her brother Ramesh, who was coming towards her from opposite direction, saw that
Sangita's shadow had fallen to his right. From which direction was Ramesh coming?
1) South 2) North 3) East 4) West 5) None of these

5. Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F start climbing a hill together. After some time it is observed that 'D' has reached a position higher than 'B' but not as high as 'E'. 'C' is at a position not
higher than 'D' and not lower than 'A', who is not lower than 'F' and not higher than 'B'. Who has climbed the highest position?
1) D 2) E 3) B 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these
Directions (Q. 6-10): Read the following number/ letter/ symbol series carefully and answer the questions given below it.
E C S 4 6 # 7 D F 2 H J K L * ? 3 5 B G R Q % + 4 2 4 \$ ^ A I M

6. How many symbols are there in the sequence which are immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a number?
1) Two 2) One 3) Three 4) Nil 5) None of these

7. If all the symbols are dropped, which of the following will be exactly in the middle?
1) 5 2) K 3) 3 4) L 5) None of these

8. If the first half of the sequence is replaced by the second half of the sequence and vice versa without changing the order of elements
within the halves, which of the following will be fifth to the left of fourteenth element from the right?
1) θ 2) A 3) D 4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these

9. If all the numbers in the sequence are dropped and the order of remaining elements is reversed, which of the following will be seventh to the right of thirteenth element from the right?
1) F 2) # 3) % 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these

10. In the above sequence if all the letters are replaced by numbers sequentially, viz 'A' replaced by 1, 'B' replaced by 2 and so on till
T is replaced by 9 and again starting with J replaced by 1 and so on, then how many 4's would be there in the sequence?
1) 5 2) 6 3) 3 4) 7 5) None of these

11. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from the first, the third, the sixth and the eighth letters of the word EXPERTISE, using
each letter only once, write second letter of that word as your
answer. If more than one such word can be formed write M as your answer and if no such word can be formed write X as your answer.
1) R 2) E 3) S 4) M 5) X

12. How many pairs of letters are there in the word DIVERSITY which have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabet?
1) One 2) Two 3) Three 4) Four 5) None of these
Directions (Q. 13-16): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
1. Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G are doing different business of dry fruits, spices, tea, sugar, milk, grain and vegetables not necessarily in the same order.
2. Each one of them owns a car of different colours - red, blue, green, white, orange, purple and yellow not necessarily in the same order.
3. B is engaged in tea business and owns a yellow car. A is not
engaged in business of dry fruits, spices or grain and does not own a green or orange car. D, the owner of a blue car, is not doing business of dry fruits or sugar. E, who has a milk business, does not own a red or green car. F owns a white car and is not engaged in grain business. G, who has a business of vegetables, owns a purple
car.

13. Who is the owner of green car?
1) C 2) E 3) A or E 4) C or E 5) None of these

14. Who is engaged in business of dry fruits?
1) F 2) E 3) B 4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these

1) Spices 2) Tea 3) Vegetable 4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these

16. What is the colour of A's car?
1) Purple 2) White 3) Red 4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these

17. In a certain code all the vowels are coded as @, all alternate consonants beginning with B are coded as # and the remaining consonants are coded as \$, then how will the word PYSICAL be written in that code?
1) ##\$@@\$#@ 2) ##\$\$@\$@# 3) \$\$##@#@\$ 4) \$\$###@@\$ 5) None of these

18. If both the statements 'All bottles are boxes' and 'Some boxes are tanks' are true, then which of the following statements is definitely true?
1) Some tanks are bottles
2) All boxes are either tanks or bottles
3) Some bottles are tanks
4) No bottle is tank
5) None of these

19. 'A' started walking straight facing West. After walking a distance of 4 metres he turned to his right and walked a distance of 2 metres, then took a left turn, walked a distance of 2 metres then turned back and walked a distance of 3 metres. He is in which direction with respect to the starting point?
1) South-East 2) North-East 3) North-West
4) South-West 5) None of these

20. If in the following set of numbers the first and the second digits are interchanged and then the newly formed numbers are arranged in ascending order, which of the original numbers will be third?
648 293 471 529 345 896 657
1) 471 2) 293 3) 657 4) 345 5) None of these

21. Ravindra remembers correctly that Somnath was born after 17th September and before 21st September. Lokesh definitely remembers that Somnath was born after 19th September and before 23rd september. On what date was Somnath born?
1) 19th or 20th September
2) 20th or 21st September
3) 20th September 4) Data Inadequate
5) None of these

22. In a certain code language the word FILAMENT is written as VPGOHKNC. How will the word CONJUGAL be written in that code?
1) NCIWLPQE 2) NCIWEQPL 3) NCWILPQE 4) NCIEWPQL
5) None of these

23. If '*' means 'x', '\$' means '÷', '#' means '+' and '@' means '-', then what is the value of 68#12\$4@3*8 = ?
1) 47 2) 136 3) 544 4) 78 5) None of these

24. Introducing a man, Sudha said, 'His daughter is the only grand-daughter of my father'. How is the man related to Sudha?
1) Brother 2) Brother-in-law 3) Husband
4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these

25. In a row of girls standing from left to right facing North, Sushma is fifteenth from the left. Sushma, when shifted to her right by three places, becomes third to the left of Rubina, who is seventeenth from the right. How many girls are standing in the row?
1) 37 2) 36 3) 38 4) Data Inadequate 5) None of these.

KEY: 1 - 5, 2 - 4, 3 - 2, 4 - 2, 5 - 2, 6 - 1, 7 - 4, 8 - 2, 9 - 1, 10 - 1, 11 - 4, 12 - 2, 13 - 1, 14 - 4, 15 - 4, 16 - 3, 17 - 5, 18 - 5, 19 - 3, 20 - 5, 21 - 3, 22 - 2, 23 - 1, 24 - 1, 25 - 1.