# IBPS PO CWE Reasoning question Papers

IBPS Exam solved Papers. IBPS Bank PO (CWE) Question Paper with answers for Reasoning and Quatitative Aptitude and Current Affairs General Awareness held on March 2012.

TEST OF REASONING Papers for IBPS Exam. IBPS PO CWE Reasoning question Papers

151. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) White

(2) Indigo
(3) Blue
(4) Red
(5) Orange

152. ‘Cooler’ is related to ‘summer’ in the same way which of the following is related to ‘rain’?
(1) Shirt

(2) Umbrella
(3) Icecream
(4) Fan
(5) Fridge

153. City A is larger than city B which is smaller than city D. If cityE is larger than city A but smaller than city D, which of the following isthe largest?
(1) E

(2) A
(3) D
(4) B
(5) Cannot be determined

154. If ‘red’ means ‘blue’, ‘blue’ means ‘black’, ‘black’ means‘yellow’, ‘yellow’ means ‘green’, ‘green’ means ‘white’, ‘white’ means‘brown’ and ‘brown’ means ‘indigo’, then what is the colour of middle lineof our National Flag?
(1) white

(2) yellow
(3) brown
(4) green
(5) None of these

155. If ‘INVITATION’ is written as ‘KMXHVZVHQM’, then ‘READY’is written in that code as which of the following?
(1) SCDDA

(2) TDCDB
(3) QFBEZ
(4) TDCCA
(5)None of these

Directions (156-160): Read the following character sequencecarefully and then answer the questions given below it.

156. If the first half of the series is reversed and similarly the second half is also reversed, then which of the following will be the 4thto the right of 16th character from your right?
(1) P (2) % (3) B(4) S (5) C

157. What will be the 2nd last letter of the word made of the 1st,2nd, 11th, 20th and 22nd characters of the given sequence? If no such word can be made your answer is W. If more than one such word can made your answer is D.
(1) I (2) C (3) A(4) W (5) D

158. Which character is midway between 7th from left and 6th from right in the above series?
(1) % (2) 5 (3) S(4) P

159. If every alternate character in the above sequence from right is dropped (drop B first) then which of the following character will be 5th to the right of 6th character from the left?
(1) C (2) 8 (3) . (4) I (5) T

160. If A C 3, 6 . \$, P .. % + ? ×, then what will come in place of question mark.
(1) – (2) . (3) × (4) S (5) 8

Directions (161-165): In each question below, three statements are given followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they appear at variance from commonly known facts. Then decide which of the conclusions logically follows from the given statements. Mark out an appropriate answer choice that you think is correct.
Statements:

161. (a) All papers are books.
(b) All books are pages
(c) All pages are material.
Conclusions:
I. Some material are pages.
II. All books are material.
III. All papers are pages.
IV. Some books are papers.
(1) All the four follow
(2) Only II, III follow
(3) Only I, III and IV follow
(4) Either I or III and II follow
(5) None follows

Statements:

162. (a) Some bats are balls.
(b) No stars are moons
(c) All balls are moons.

Conclusions:
I. Some moons are not balls.
II. No balls are stars.
III. Some moons are not balls.
IV. Some balls are bats.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only I, II and IV follow
(3) Either II or IV follows
(4) All follow
(5) None of these follows
Statements:

163. (a) All coats are pants.
(b) No pants are shirts.
(c) Some shirts are pullovers.
Conclusions:
I. No coat is a shirt.
II. Some coats are shirts.
III. All coats are shirts.
IV. Some coats are not pullovers.
(1) Only I, II and III follow
(2) Only Ist follows
(3) Only I and IV follow
(4) Either I and III or II and IV follow
(5) Only III and IV follow

Statements:

164. (a) Some pens are pencils.
(b)Some rubbers are gum.
(c) No bag is a gum.
Conclusions:
I. Some pencils are gum.
II. Some pencils are not gum.
III. some rubbers are not bag.
IV. Some rubbers are bag.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only II and III follow
(4) Either I or II and either III or IV follow
(5) None of these follows

Statements:

165. (a) No fruits are bananas.
(b) No oranges are peas.
(c) All bananas are oranges.
Conclusions:
I. No bananas are peas.
II. Some oranges are not fruits.
III. Some bananas are fruits.
IV. Some oranges are bananas.
(1) Only III follows
(2) Only I, II and IV follow
(3) Either I or II follows
(4) Only I and II follow
(5) All follow

Directions (Qs. 166-170): Study the following arguments and distinguish between “strong” arguments and ‘weak’ arguments because they relate to the question. “Strong” arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. “Weak” arguments are those which are of minor importance and also not directly related to the question. Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the argument is a “strong” and “weak”. Give answer:
(1) if only argument I is “strong”.
(2) if only argument II is strong.
(3) if either I or II is “strong”.
(4) if neither I nor II is “strong”.
(5) if both I and II are “strong”.
Statement:

166. Should the government punish those schools which charge high admission fee?
Arguments:
I. Yes, where will the poor students go?
II. Yes, education has become more of a business than a pious commitment.
Statement:

167. Should there be a quota for those who are poor?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will decrease the level of unemployment and poor
people will not be discriminated by upper caste.
II. No, we already have reservations in our jobs.
Statement:

168. Should there be no place for interview in selection?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it is a difficult part of selection.
II. No, it is the only way to judge the candidates’ personality and motives.
Statement:

169. Should women be provided more job opportunities?
Arguments:
I. Yes, they should go into the outside world.
II. No, they are not interested in jobs.
Statement:

170. Should government provide more benefits to those who are the only child of their parents?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it will control increase of population.
II. Yes, it will give them bright future and love of parents.

Directions (Qs. 171-175): In these questions, a statement is given, which is followed by various assumptions. Read the statements and the assumptions and decide which one of them are implicit.
Statement:

171. “Ensure freedom from thieves with this car locking system.”
Assumptions:
I. This car locking system is the best.
II. It is desired to have freedom from thieves.
III. There are thieves everywhere.
(1) I and II are implicit.
(2) II and III are implicit.
(3) I and III are implicit.
(4) Only II is implicit.
(5) All are implicit.
Statement:

Assumptions:
I. Some people want to sell old cars.
III. Used cars may not be totally useless.
(1) Only I is implicit.
(2) Only II and III are implicit.
(3) Only I and III are implicit.
(4) All I, II, III are implicit.
(5) None of I, II, III are implicit.
Statement:

173. “Lalu Prasad is expected to announce several schemes for poor people in the budget.”—a news reporter.
Assumptions:
I. The reporter has a fair reporting.
II. The news-reporter has genuine report sources.
III. Lalu Prasad is capable of announcing schemes.
(1) I and II are implicit.
(2) II and III are implicit.
(3) Only III is implicit.
(4) All are implicit.
(5) None is implicit.
Statement:

174. Mr X tells Mrs X: “I cannot send my child to that school. Children over there smoke and drink.” Which of these assumptions is implicit?
Assumptions:
I. Smoking and drinking are not desirable of children.
II. Their child will agree to their decision.
III. The school has a good reputation.
(1) I and II
(2) II and III
(3) III and I
(4) I only
(5) All I, II, III
Statement:

175. Monica’s advice to Sonia: “Go to Chandigarh via Ambala— the best route.”
Assumptions:
I. Sonia wants to go to Chandigarh.
III. They love Chandigarh.
(1) I is implicit.
(2) II is implicit.
(3) Either I or II is implicit.
(4) Neither I nor II is implicit.
(5) Both are implicit.

Directions (Qs. 176-180): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
(1) Six friends Asad, Babli, Cajole, Dev, Eva and Fatima are sitting in a closed circle facing the centre.
(2) Cajole is between Asad and Babli.
(3) Fatima is between Eva and Asad.
(4) Eva is to the left of Dev

176. Who is on the left of Babli?
(1) Asad (2) Cajole (3) Dev (4) Eva (5) None of these

177. Who is on the left of Cajole?
(1) Dev (2) Eva (3) Asad (4) Fatima (5) None of these

178. Which pair of friends is sitting on the opposite of each other?
(2) Dev, Babli
(4) Cajole, Babli
(5) None of these

179. Which of the following is sitting on the right side of Fatima?
(1) Eva (2) Dev
(5) Cajole

180. Which of the above given statements is superfluous?
(1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4 (5) None of these

Four people of different nations live on the same side of a sector in four houses each of different colour. Each person has a different favourite drink. The Englishman lives in the red house. The following additional information is:

—The Hindu drinks tea.
—The Muslim lives in the first house on the left.
—The Muslim lives adjacent to the blue house.
—In the second house from the right they drink coffee.
—The Sikh drinks banana shake.
—Tea is drunk in the blue house
—The pink house is to the right of red house

181. Which of the following drink coffee?
(1) Muslim
(2) Hindu
(3) Englishman
(4) Muslim and Hindu
(5) None of the above

182. The colour of Sikh house is:
(1) yellow (2) bluen(3) red (4) pink (5) None

183. The Muslim drinks which of the following drink:
(1) tea (2) coffee (3) banana shake (4) tea, coffee (5) milk

184. Who sits adjacent to Muslim?
(1) Hindu
(2) Englishman
(3) Sikh
(4) Both Hindu and Sikh
(5) None of the above

185. Which of the following statement is not true?
(1) Hindu lives in the blue house
(2) Sikh drinks banana shake and his colour of house is pink
(3) Muslim drinks coffee
(4) Yellow house is occupied by Muslim
(5) None of the above

Directions (Qs. 186-195): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Given here are the conditions to become the members of a Lake Club. A person must:
(1) be in the age group of 21-50 as on August 13, 2006.
(2) be drawing a minimum salary of Rs 1 lakh per annum.
(3) own a house.
(4) not have a family of more than five members including himself.
(5) have excellence in any field of arts and sports. However, if a person:
(6) satisfies all except (4) above, but draws a salary of more than 2 lakh per annum, the case may be referred to the Club president.
(7) satisfies all except (3) above, the case may be referred to the Club secretary. On the basis of above conditions and information, decide which of the following courses of action should be taken regarding each condition.

(1) if the person is eligible to be a member
(2) if the person can’t be allowed the membership
(3) if the data provided is inadequate.
(4) if the case is to be referred to the Club secretary
(5) if the case is to be referred to the Club president

186. Mr Rahul Tiwari, living with his mother and father, is a college professor earning Rs 8600 monthly. He has his own house and is having a good record in the field of fine arts.

187. Ravi Tripathi, an IAS officer, draws a salary of Rs 15000 p.m. His date of birth is March 17, 1985. He lives with his mother, father and a brother. He is having his own house and holds a certificate of being the best volleyball player in his college.

188. Mr Pankaj Pandey works as a manager in horticulture. He is 35 years old and lives as a tenant with his wife and two daughters. He draws a monthly salary of Rs 8700 p.m. for the last 7 years. He holds a good record in sports.

189. Mr Dev Taneja, a bachelor, lives in a private house owned by him with his parents and grand parents. He is senior manager in American Express, drawing a salary of Rs 17000 p.m. He has won the Trophy in Badminton and his D.O.B. is August 13, 1992.

190. Mrs Radha Kapoor, living with her husband, receives a salary of Rs 10,000 p.m. She has completed 12 years of service in the company on January 10, 2004.
191. Mrs Poonam completed 33 years in March 2005. She stays in her own house along with his husband and three sons. She works as G.M. in Infosys, and draws Rs 117000 per annum. She has exhibited excellence in the field of arts.

192. Mr Ajay is a Branch Manager in SBI and draws a salary of Rs 201000 per annum. He lives in a flat which is not owned by him, along with his wife and a son. He holds a certificate of excellence intennis. His D.O.B. is October 15, 1980.

193. Mr Satyakam is 40 years old, lives alone in his house. He works as manager in textile mill and earns Rs 10,200 every month.

194. Ms Kavita lives in her own house with his husband and a daughter. She is working as a Assistant Manager in HDFC. She is 26 years old and having a excellence in painting.

195. Mr Abhinav is a bachelor working as a Computer Engineer in electron company. He draws Rs 10900 p.m. His D.O.B. is October 1982. He has been the captain of the Basketball team. He lives in his own house and having family of four persons including him.

Directions (Qs. 196-200): An arrangement machine when given an input of words, rearrange them following a particular rule and solve it.
Input: This chapter would give you basic concepts.
Step 1: basic this chapter would give you concepts.
Step 2: basic chapter this would give you concepts.
Step 3: basic chapter concepts this would give you.
Step 4: basic chapter concepts give this would you.
Study the logic and answer the questions that follow.

196. Input: Do not imitate others work.

Which of the following will be Step 3 for the given input?
(1) Do others not imitate work.
(2) Do imitate not others work.
(3) Work do others imitate.
(4) Do not others work imitate.
(5) None

197. Input: Adequate safety arrangements are must for kids. Which of the following will be 2nd last step for the given input?
(1) Adequate are arrangements for kids safety must.
(2) Adequate are arrangements for kids must safety.
(3) Adequate are safety arrangements must for kids.
(4) Adequate safety are arrangements must for kids.
(5) None

198. Input: Marcus Brauchli gives inaccurate information. How many steps are required to rearrange the above input properly.
(1) 3 (2) 4 (3) 5 (4) 2 (5) None of these

199. Input: Most Indian leaders cannot even visualise free India. Which of the following will be last step of above input?
(1) Most Indian even leaders cannot visualise free India.
(2) Cannot even free India Indian most leaders visualise.
(3) Cannot even free India most Indian leaders visualise.
(4) Cannot even free India Indian leaders most visualise.
(5) None.

200. Step IV: It is figure anti-establishment from media. Which of the following is the input of the above mentioned step.
(1) It is figure from anti-establishment media.
(2) Media it is figure from anti-establishment.
(3) It is anti-establishment media from.
(4) Can’t be determined.
(5) None of these

Directions (Qs. 201-205): Study the Venn-diagrams given below and answer the following questions (The Venn-diagram gives the number of persons into various kinds of business).

201. People who are into only furniture business are:
(1) e
(2) z + a
(3) b + e + d + f
(4) e + f
(5) z + a + b + d + e + f

202. People doing furniture business and steel business, but not tea, are:
(1) y + a (2) a + b
(3) b + d (4) d + g
(5) d

203. People doing steel and plastic and furniture business are:
(1) g (2) d (3) b (4) a (5) y

204. What is the number of people into tea and furniturebusiness?
(1) z + e (2) a (3) e(4) z + a (5) b + a

205. What is the number of people carrying out all fourbusinesses?
(1) b

(2) d
(3) a
(4) c
(5) None of these

Directions (Qs. 206-210): These questions are based oninferences. Read the following passage carefully and mark youranswers as
(1) Probably true
(2) Definitely true
(3) Probably false
(4) Definitely false

Most people find change stressful, so I do not find it surprising thatresearchers have discovered a statistical relation between falling ill andthe experience of major life events such as death of a spouse, gettingmarried, etc. Those who have experienced a higher index of such changes, generally report a greater incidence of ill-health. Yet, most of us find that this research quite doesn’t tally with the experience.Reasoning similarly, another group found a strong correlation between
health and hassles of life—the thousands of little daily irritations.

206. Generally people tend to get irritated to some extent.
207. Everyone does not experience stress, only few do.
208. One should avoid big changes.
209. The approach of the two research groups is not different.
210. The researchers’ conclusion quite fits into everybody’s life.

Directions (Qs. 211-215): Each of the following series consists of seven figures, two of which at the ends are unnumbered. One of the five numbered figures does not fit into the series. Find out the figure.

Directions (Qs. 216-220): The second figure of the problem figure bears a certain relationship to the first figure. Determine the relationship and hence find out the answer from the answer figures:

Directions (Qs. 221-225): Each question comprises question figures and answer figures. The question figures obey a specific pattern.

From among the answer figures, choose that option which follows the series or pattern, in the next step.

Answers for Reasoning Questions of IBPS Exam

151. (1) All the others are colours of rainbow (VIBGYOR)
152. (2) Cooler is used to protect us from heat. Similarly umbrella isused to protect us from rain.
153. (3) According to first statement or sentence
154. (4) Colour of middle line of NF is white and green means white isgiven in the statement so green is the answer.
155. (4) The first letter moves two places forward while the secondletters moves one place backward. This process continues forthe whole word.
156. (3) The reversed series is: 4th to the right of 16th from right is 12th (16 – 4) from right is B.
157. (4) The letters are A, C, P, I, T. No word can be made by using these letters.
158. (1) Seventh from left isis
159. (5) The series is after dropping characters: then 5th to the right of 6th from left is 11th from left i.e. T
160. (2)  161. (1) 166. (1) 167. (1) providing jobs would definitely decrease unemployment,hence 1 is strong. II is not strong because quota for poorsdoesn’t mean reservation.
168. (2) Ist is not strong but II is obviously strong.
169. (1) Ist is strong, II is void.
170. (5)
171. (4) There is no hint of use of ‘best’and ‘everywhere’ terms.
173. (2) We cannot say anything about I.
174. (4)175. (1)(176 to 180). In the circle the arrangement is as shown.
176. (3) Dev.
177. (5) Because Babli is on the left of Cajole. (see diagram.)