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# Bank Po’s / Clerks Reasoning Model Questions and Answers

1. A man walks 3 km North, then 2 km to West, then turns toNorth and walks 1km and then Eastwards 2 km. How far is he from the starting point?
a) 4 km
b) 6 km
c) 7 km
d) 8 km
e) None

2. Arun goes 15 km to the North, then turns West and covers 10 km then turns Southwards and covers 15 km and then turns Eastwards and covers 10km. In which direction is Arun from his starting point?
a) South west
b) North West
c) At the starting point
d) South
e) None of these

3. A holds a picture in his hand and shows it to his daughter B. The picture is that of the mother of M. M is the mother of B. How is A related to M?
a) Sister
b) Aunt
c) Husband
d) Brother
e) None of these

4. A man goes out shopping and meets a women B who is the wife of C. C is the brother of D. D is the son of A. How is B related to A?
a) Daughter
b) Daughter-in-law
c) Niece
d) Aunt
e) None of these

5. The cricket ball is lighter than the hockey ball, and the volleyball is lighter than the football. The hockey ball is lighter than the football but heavier than the tennis ball. Which of the following is the heaviest?
a) Volleyball
b) Football
c) Cricket
d) Hockey
e) None of these

6. If we substitute 1 to 12 indicating hours on the dial of a clock by letters of the alphabet in their order starting with C, which letter will represent 9?
a) L
b) K
c) M
d) N
e) None of these

7. Same students are sitting in a single row. John is sitting 14th from the left and Joseph is 7th from the right. What is the total number of the students?
a) 21
b) 20
c) 19
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

8. The result of a class was declared. The boy x stood 5th in the class. The girl y was 8th from the last. The position of the boy ‘z’ was 6th after ‘x’ and in the middle of x and y. Work out the total number of the students in the class.
a) 23
b) 29
c) 25
d) 26
e) 24

9. If DELHI can be coded as CCIDD, how would you code BOMBAY?
a) AMJXVS
b) MJXVSU
c) AJMTVT
d) WXYZAX
e) None of these

10. If the word CAPITAL is written as DCSMYGS, how would the word NATION be written
in that code?
a) OCVLML
b) OCWMTT
c) OBVLST
d) OCMTR e
) None of these

11. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
11. a) Dollar
b) Rupee
c) Dinar
d) Cent
e) Yen

12. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Earth
b) Moon
c) Pluto
d) Mars
e) Mercury

13. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Minister
b) M.L.A
c) President
d) Prime Minister
e) M.P.

14. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Australia
b) Afghanistan
c) Russia
d) China
e) America

15. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Man
b) Women
c) Girl
d) Gita
e) Boy

19. Given interchanges : signs ÷ and + and numbers 6 and 3.
a) 3 + 6 ÷ 2 = 5
b) 6 ÷ 3 + 2 = 8
c) 3 + 6 ÷ 5 = 7
d) 3 ÷ 6 ÷ 1= 6
e) None of these

20. Given interchanges : signs x and + and numbers 2 and 8.
a) 8 + 2 x 8 = 19
b) 2 x 8 + 9 = 13
c) 2 + 8 x 6 = 22
d) 8 x 2 + 6 = 19
e) None of these

21. Given interchanges : signs x and – and numbers 3 and 2.
a) 2 – 3 x 1 = 6
b) 2 – 3 – 2 = 18
c) 2 x 3 x 1 = 1
d) 2 – 3 – 4 = 19
e) None of these

22. Given interchanges : signs ÷ and + and numbers 9 and 3.
a) 3 + 9 ÷ 4 = 8
b) 3 ÷ 3 + 9 = 13
c) 3 + 9 ÷ 2 = 5
d) 3 + 9 + 9 = 2
e) None of these

23. Given interchanges : signs – and + and numbers 8 and 4.
a) 4 + 8 – 1 = 5
b) 4 – 8 + 5 = 9
c) 4 + 8 – 5 = 10
d) 4 – 8 + 12 = 1
e) None of these

24-28 In the following questions a statement is followed by two possible implications. You are to pick up one of the answer – choices which is applicable to the question.
(a) Only I is an assumption.
(b) Only II is an assumption.
(c) Both I and II are assumptions.
(d) Neither I or II is an assumption.
(e) Either I or II is an assumption.

24. Statement : The patient’s condition continues to be critical even after successful surgery.
Assumptions :
(i) The patient’s condition was critical earlier also.
(ii) There has been surgery.

25. Statement : Gandhiji wanted to use the latent energies of the rural unemployed to be properly utilised.
Assumptions :
(i) There are unemployed in the villages.
(ii) Gandhiji was a reformer.

26. Statement : Mankind can get freedom only through revolution.
Assumptions :
(i) Revolutions can bring freedom.
(ii) Except revolution there is no other method of getting freedom.

27. Statement : There is no need to open a school here.
Assumptions :
(i) Children in this area do not study.
(ii) There are already many schools in this area.

28. Statement : Barking dogs seldom bite.
Assumptions :
(i) Dogs always bark.
(ii) Some dogs bite.

29. At an enquiry office at a railway station a passenger was told “A train for Delhi has left 15 minutes ago but after every 45 minutes a train leaves for Delhi. The next train will leave at 8.30 P.M.” At what time was this information given to the passenger?
a) 7.45 P.M.
b) 8 P.M.
c) 8.15 P.M.
d) 8.50 P.M.
e) None of these

30. In a certain code language 1, 2, 3 means ‘bright little boy’ 1, 4, 5 means ‘tall big boy’ and 6, 3, 7 means ‘beautiful little flower’. Which numerical in that language means ‘bright’?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 7
e) None of these

31-35 Study the two statements ‘Assertion’ and ‘Reason’ given in each of the folowing questions.
Then mark :-
(a) If both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true and ‘R’ is the correct explanation of ‘A’.
(b) If both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true but ‘R’ is NOT a correct explanation of ‘A’.
(c) ‘A’ is true but ‘R’ is false
(d) A is false but R is true.
(e) Both are false.

31. Assertion (A) : The planet mercury is hotter than the earth.
Reason (R) : The Temperature of a planet depends upon is distance from the sun.

32. Assertion (A) : Membership of the Buddhist order was not closed to women.
Reason (R) : Gautama Buddha believed in teh equality of the sexes.

33. Assertion (A) : The population in India is increasing fast.
Reason (R) : Indians are sex-hungry.

34. Assertion (A) : There is inflation in India
Reason (R) : We have failed to check the growth of black money.

35. Assertion (A): Hindi will be the official language of India.
Reason (R) : The majority of the people living in India are Hindus.