# IBPS Clerk Online Exam Paper - 2016

IBPS Clerk Online CWE Previous Year Exam Paper - 2016

Subject: Reasoning
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-5): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the given questions.
W 2 X T 3 * Z b U 4 O P 9 \$ Q G D 5 # W E J 6 & 8 K @ 7 +
1. If all the symbols are dropped from the arrangement, then which will be the eleventh element from the right end of the given arrangement?
(1) 9
(2) G
(3) D
(4) 5
(5) P
2. How many such symbols are there in the given arrangment each of which is immediately followed by a letter and also immediately preceded by a number?
(1) More than three
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) None
(5) One
3. Which of the following is sixth to the left of the fourteenth from the left end of the given arrangement?
(1) b
(2) *
(3) U
(4) Z
(5) 4
4. What should come in place of the question mark(?) in the following series based on the given arrangement?
WXT 3ZU 4PQ G5J ?
(1) W2b
(2) 6%8
(3) 6%+
(4) WXZ
(5) &8+
5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
(1) TW3
(2) @%7
(3) G9D
(4) b3U
(5) \$9Q
Directions (Q. Nos. 6-10): The questions is based on the five three-digit numbers given below.
476 538 289 814 753
6. Which of the following is the second digit of the three digit number obtained by subtracting the lowest number from the highest number?
(1) 2
(2) 3
(3) 4
(4) 6
(5) 7
7. If ‘1’ is added to the first digit in each number and then the position of the first and the third digits are interchanged. Which of the following will be the third digit of the second highest number thus formed?
(1) 6
(2) 4
(3) 2
(4) 8
(5) 7
8. In which of these digits, the sum of all the three digits is an even number?
(1) 753
(2) 538
(3) 269
(4) 476
(5) 814
9. Which of the following is the sum of the second and third digits of the second lowest number?
(1) 12
(2) 15
(3) 91
(4) 11
(5) 13
10. If ‘1’ is subtracted from third digit in the each number and the position of the first and third digits are interchanged. Which of the following will be the first digit of the third highest number thus formed?
(1) 3
(2) 5
(3) 7
(4) 8
(5) 9
Directions (Q. Nos. 11-15): In these questions, the symbol @, %, Ó, \$ and # are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:
P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P Ó Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller nor greater than Q’.
Assuming the given statements to be true, find which conclusion is definitely true.
11. Statements
H @ K, K % M, M Ó D
Conclusions
I. H @ D II. K % D
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
12. Statements
R % H, H Ó T, T @ K
Conclusions
I. T Ó R
II. K % H
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
13. Statements
R Ó D, D \$ M, M # J
Conclusions
I. J # D II. J % D
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
14. Statements
W # D, Z Ó B, B \$ H
Conclusions
I. H # Z II. B % W
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
15. Statements
F \$ N, N @ D, D % B
Conclusions
I. F @ D II. B @ N
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
Directions (Q. Nos. 16-20): In these questions, two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II have been given. Decide which of the given conclusions logically follows the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
16. Statements
All buses are cars.
All Scooters are buses.
Conclusions
I. No scooter is a bus.
II. All cars are buses.
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
17. Statements
No auditorium is hall.
All theatres are halls.
Conclusions
I. No auditorium is a theatre.
II. All halls are theatres.
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
18. Statements
Some drugs are medicines.
No medicine is a treatment.
Conclusions
I. All treatments being drugs is a possibility.
II. All drugs can never be treatments.
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
19. Statements
Some cameras are photos.
All cameras are snaps.
Conclusions
I. All snaps are photos.
II. Some snaps are photos.
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
20. Statements
Some computers are tablets.
Some laptops are computers.
Conclusions
I. No laptop is a tablet.
II. All tablets being computers is a possibility.
(1) Either conclusion I or II is true.
(2) Only conclusion I is true.
(3) Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(4) Only conclusion II is true.
(5) Both conclusions I and II are ture.
Directions (Q. Nos. 21-25): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
Eight friends L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four sides face outside while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre.
· Only one person sits between L and Q. L sits at middle of one of the series.
· O sits third to the right of Q.
· Both R and S are immediate neighbours of L.
· M sits second to left of N.
· N is neither an immediate neighbour of Q nor S.
21. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) L
(2) R
(3) S
(4) O
(5) P
22. Who sits third to the left of Q?
(1) M
(2) S
(3) R
(4) N
(5) P
23. How many people sit between M and S when counted from the right hand side of S?
(1) One
(2) Three
(3) None
(4) Two
(5) Four
24. Which of the following is true regarding P?
(1) P sits exactly between M and N.
(2) O sits second to right of P.
(3) None of the given options is true.
(4) L sits immediate right of P.
(5) Q is an immediate neighbour of P.
25. What is the position of P with respect to S?
(1) Fourth to the left
(2) Second to the right
(3) Second to the left
(4) Third to the right
(5) Third to the left
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-30): Study the information and answer the given questions.
In a certain code language
‘work never goes waste’ is written as ‘rb mk ni tj’
‘never waste your time’ is written as ‘ni ap sy rb’
‘focus on your work’ is written as ‘mk ap cn or’
‘focus goes with time’ is written as ‘sy tj cn ke’
(All the codes are two letter codes only)
26. In the given code language, what does the code ‘tj’ stand for?
(1) never
(2) goes
(3) on
(4) work
(5) waste
27. What is the code for ‘focus’ in the given code language?
(1) ap
(2) ni
(3) sy
(4) cn
(5) mk
28. What is the code for ‘time’ in the given code language?
(1) tj
(2) sy
(3) ni
(4) cn
(5) rb
29. Which of the possibly means ‘work on projects’?
(1) sy cn tj
(2) gt cn or
(3) mk gt or
(4) mk cn gt
(5) mk or sy
30. In the given code language, what does the code ‘rb’ stand for?
(1) Either ‘never’ or ‘waste’
(2) goes
(3) your
(4) work
(5) time
Directions (Q. Nos. 31-35): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows having five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent person. In row 1-V, W, X, Y and Z are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2-F, G, H, I and J are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of the are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
· Y sits third to the left of W. The one who faces Y sits second to the right of F.
· Only one person sits between F and I.
· H and J are immediate neighbours of each other. J does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line.
· The one faces G sits to the immediate right of Z.
· X is not an immediate neighbour of Z.
31. Who amongst the following faces H?
(1) Y
(2) V
(3) Z
(4) W
(5) X
32. Who amongst the following sits to the immediate left of the person who sits exactly in the middle of row-2?
(1) J
(2) H
(3) I
(4) G
(5) F
33. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) H
(2) I
(3) W
(4) Y
(5) X
34. Who amongst the following sits third to the right of the person who faces X?
(1) G
(2) F
(3) J
(4) I
(5) H
35. Which of the following is true regarding V?
(1) None of the given options is true.
(2) An immediate neighbour of V faces F.
(3) X is an immediate neighbour of V.
(4) W sits to immediate right of V.
(5) V faces I.
Directions (Q. Nos. 36-40): These questions consist of a question and two statements numbered I and II below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read the statements and choose the most appropriate option.
36. In a straight line of eight people (all facing North), what is the position of R from the left end?
I. Y stands fourth from the right end of the line. Only two people stand between Y and Z. R stands to the immediate right of Z.
II. W stands fourth from the left end of the line. R is an immediate neighbour of W.
(1) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) The data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.
37. Among four friends W, X, Y and Z (each having different number of cookies), who has the most number of cookies?
I. W has lesser number of cookies than Z. Y does not have the most number of cookies.
II. W has more cookies than Y. X does not have the most number of cookies.
(1) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) The data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.
38. In a code language ‘my dear family’ is coded as ‘624’. Which number stands for ‘dear’?
I. In the same code language ‘my small family’ is coded as ‘256’.
II. In the same code language, ‘dear family friend’ is coded as ‘647’?
(1) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) The data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.
39. How is P related to Q?
I. Q is the mother of T. M is the only sibling of T. H is the daughter of M and P.
II. M is married to P. T is the brother of M. Q is the brother of T.
(1) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) The data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.
40. How many students attended the cultural fair of the college?
I. The number of students attending the cultural fair was twice the number of female students.
II. The number of female students attending the cultural fair was 25 more than that in the previous year.
(1) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(4) The data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.

IBPS Clerk Online CWE Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014
Subject: English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-5): Choose the best word that fits in the meaning of the sentences to make grammatical coherent.
1.
I. Governments in     `these countries should create education systems since ......... good schools the bulk of people entering the world force will not have the skills they need.
II.
We cannot process colour, details of rapid changes in our surroundings ......... the cone shaped cells packed around the centre of the retina.
(1) lack
(2) missing
(3) eficient

(4) without
(5) absence
2.
I. Japan is investing in strengthening bonds with ASEAN countries and Japanese countries recently won a \$ 370 million contract to start .......... a new underground railway system in Jakarta.
II. The cost of ......... space vehicles is high no doubt, but the costs of complying with legal and regulatory paperwork and rules is huge too.
(1) construction
(2) manufacture
(3) launch

(4) assembly
(5) building
3.
I. A troubled student and his PhD guide ........... a way for websites to reduce the incidence of spam which troubled internet users in the 2000s.
II. One of the biggest drawback of concrete is that it often develop cracks and scientists have now .......... self-healing concrete.
(1) create
(2) devised
(3) develop

(4) thought
(5) invent
4.
I. Politicians have promised to ........ the goal of eradicating extreme poverty many times but have failed because they cannot agree about what exactly counts as poverty and how exactly to measure it.
II. Reserve Bank hoped that a cut in its benchmark rate will .......... a reduction in inflation and improve confidence in the economy.
(1) achieve
(2) get
(3) end

(4) finish
(5) undertake
5.
I. According to some exports, subsidising crop insurance to a large extent may be bad for the environment since farmers may take .......... such as farming on food plains or sleep hills.
II.
In the 1990s, Germany was known as the ‘sick man of Europe’ and had high unemployment but its success today is on account of the huge ........ it took in reforming the labour market.
(1) danger
(2) chance
(3) possibility

(4) risks
(5) threats
Directions (Q. Nos. 6-10): Arrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the given questions:
A. If you are transitioning from products to services or vice-versa, you have to know and understand these differences to effectively promote and sell.
B. For example, a product is tangible, which means the customer can touch and see the product before deciding to make a purchase and a service is intangible.
C. Understanding the different changes in product and service marketing can help you establish the right approach for this transition.
D. Unless you understand the basic difference of tangibility, it will be a challenge to promote and sell your product.
E. Companies that are marketing a product face different challenges compared to those that are promoting a service.
6. Which of the following should be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) E
(3) D

(4) C
(5) B
7. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C

(4) D
(5) E
8. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C

(4) D
(5) E
9. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C

(4) D
(5) E
10. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C

(4) D
(5) E
Directions (Q. Nos. 11-15): Which of the phrase given against the sentence should replace the word/phrase given in bold in sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is given as it is given and no correction is required, mark ‘No correction required’ as the answer.
11. In order to look taller, we should use pencil heels instead block heels.
(2) despite
(3) in spite of

(4) neither
(5) No correction required
12. This move is expected for mitigate the effects of a depleting water by making use of surface or canal water.
(1) expects of
(2) is expectation of
(3) is expected to

(4) is expectant to
(5) No correction required
13. Do you know that dressing properly for an interview can earns you those brownie extra points which will help you get that dream job?
(1) can earn
(2) will earning
(3) earned

(4) well earns
(5) No correction required
14. The craze for private hands has caught the fancy of the city’s residents.
(1) catch the fancity
(2) caught fancity
(3) catching fancy
(4) catch fancy
(5) No correction required
15. The trend of wearing boots in something that has most sure come around this season.
(1) most surely
(2) caught fancity
(3) catching fancy

(4) catch fancy
(5) No correction required
Directions (Q. Nos. 16-25): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given.
Do you ever feel there’s is a greater being inside of you bursting to get out? It is the voice that encourages you to really make something of your life. When you act congruently with that voice, it’s like your are a whole new person. You are bold and courageous. You are strong. You are unstoppable. But, then reality sets in, and soon those moments are history. It is not hard to put youself temporarily into an emotionally motivated state. Just listen to that motivational song for that matter. However, this motivation does not stay forever. Your great ideas seem impractical. How many times have you been temporarily inspired with a idea like, “I want to start my own business.” And then a week later it’s forgotten? You come up with inspiring ideas when you are motivated. But you fail to maintain that motivation through the action phase.
The problem we ask ourselves is, why does this happen? You can listen to hundereds of motivational speakers and experience an emotional yo-yo effect, but it does not fast. The problem is that as we are intellectually guided, we try to find logic in emotional motivation and as we fail to find logic eventually phases out. I used to get frustrated when my emotional motivation fizzled out after a while. Eventually, I realised that being guided by intellect, was not such a bad thing after all. I just had to learn to use my mind as an effective motivational tool. I figured that if I was not feeling motivated to go after a particular goal, may be there was a logical reason for it. I noted that when I had strong intellectual reasons for doing something. I usually did not have trouble taking action.
But when my mind thinks a goal is wrong on some level. I usually feel blocked. I eventually realised that this was my mind’s way of telling me the goal was a mistake to begin with. Sometimes a goal seem to make sense on one level but when you look further upstream, it becomes clear that the goal is ill advised. Suppose you work in sales, and you get a goal to increase your income by 20% by becoming a more effective salesperson. That seems like a reasonable and intelligent goal. But may be you are surprised to find yourself encountering all sorts of internal blocks when you try to pursue it. You should feel motivated, but you just don’t. The problem may be that on a deeper level your mind knows you don’t want to be working in sales at all. You really want to be a musician. Matter how hard you push yourself in sales career, it will always be a motivational dead end.
Further when you set goals, that are too small and too timid, you suffer a perpetual lack of motivation. You just need to summon the courage to acknowledge your true desires. Then you will have to deal with the self-doubt and fear that’s been making you think too small. Ironically, the real key to motivation is to set the goals that scare you. You are letting fears, excuses and limiting beliefs hold you back. Your subconscious mind knows you are strong, so it won’t provide any motivational fuel until. You step up, face your fears, and acknowledge your hearts desire. Once you finally decide to face your tears and drop the excuses, then you will find your motivation turning on full blast.
16. What does the author want to convey when he says, “When you look further upstream, it becomes clear that the goal is ill advised.”?
(1) When you analyse your goal closely you realise that it is not what you thought it would be.
(2) When you work towards dealing with your problems eventually they disappear
(3) When you inspect the problem you realise that the solution is within our reach
(4) When you devise a method of motivating self you must keep analysing it periodically
(5) When you face a problem you realise your incapability of making good decisions.
17. Which of the following is/are true in the context of the passage?
A. Many a time, although we are motivated at the start, we fail to keep up the motivation while working towards the goal.
B. We can learn to use our mind as a motivational tool.
C. Being guided by intellect is very bad.
(1) A and B

(2) B and C
(3) Only A

(4) A and C
(5) All of these
18. According to the passage, the key to motivation is
A. setting challenging goals.
B. not letting our fears pull us back.
C. changing our goals periodically.
(1) A and B
(2) Only C
(3) All of these

(4) A and C
(5) Only B
19. Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning to the word timid as used in the passage?
(1) Sudden
(2) Scared
(3) Humble

(4) Distant
(5) Egoistic
20. Which of the following is/are not true about the context of the passage?
A. Although a goal may look intellectual, it may not actually work for us.
B. Our subconscious mind will not motivate us unless we face our fears.
C. The only way to keep yourself motivated throughout is by listening to many motivational speakers.
(1) B and C
(2) Only C
(3) Only A

(4) A and B
(5) Only B
21. According to the passage, the author found it difficult to be motivated because
A. he was not intellectually motivated.
B. he wanted to take the easy way out
C. he did not push himself hard enough
(1) A and B
(2) Only C
(3) Only A

(4) A and C
(5) Only B
22. Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning to the word congruently as used in the passage?
(1) Periodically
(2) In delusion

(4) Progressively
(5) In agreement
23. What does the author mean when he says, “It eventually phases out.”?
(1) We need continuous practice in phases to retain it.
(2) It reduces because of lack of practice
(3) We become self-motivated with time
(4) It goes after a period of time passes
(5) It improves after a certain period passes.
24. Which of the following can be an appropriate title for the passage?
(1) Living Life with Success
(2) Why Don’t We Feel Motivated?
(3) Our Only Aim-Success
(4) How to Achieve Intellectual Success
(5) Feel Motivated-Feel Superior
25. According to the passage, what does the author say about emotional motivation?
A. It tends to be temporary
B. It promises our negativity
C. It has the potential to inspire us.
(1) A and B (2) Only B
(3) Only A (4) A and C
(5) All of these
Directions (Q. Nos. 26-30): Read the following sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistakes/error to it. The error, if any
will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as you answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)
26. More than scoring points for/choosing the colour, the actress creating a fluffed/with the mini cape that she wore/to match her dress.
(1) More than scoring points for
(2) Choosing the colour, the actress creating a fluffed
(3) With the mini cape that she wore
(4) To match her dress
(5) No error
27. Winter is/the best/season to/explored the outdoors.
(1) Winter is
(2) the best
(3) Season to
(4) explored the outdoors
(5) No error
28. The technology senses / how a handshakes / and makes instant adjustments / to stay balanced.
(1) The technology senses
(2) How a handshakes
(4) to stay balanced
(5) No error
29. With the water project moving / a step closer to feasibility, / city residents can soon / expect for sufficient water supply.
(1) with the water project moving
(2) a step closer to feasibility
(3) city residents can soon
(4) expect for sufficient water supply
(5) No error
30. We are in the final stages/ of resolve the issue / which has been pending / for over two years.
(1) We are in the final stage
(2) of resolve the issue
(3) which has been pending
(4) for over two years
(5) No error
Directions (Q. Nos. 31-40): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, fieve words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The emergence of a cloud based banking will affect banks big and small. Banks are expected to spend almost \$ 180 billion on IT this year. At present, cloud based services make up a (31) fraction of this amount but some estimates (32) by financial services firms on the cloud will (33) \$ 26 billion in 2015. This increase should (34) barriers to entry for newcomers which can (35) modern IT infrastructure at monthly fees of less than \$ 10000 (36) having to invest tens of millions of dollars upfront (37) build their own secure data entries and it should (38) enable big banks to become much more cost of (39). Small firms without traditional computer systems to maintain are the fastest movers. (40) can type documents, run spreadsheets and read e-mails in the cloud. Keeping track of clients, payments and loans can be done on a cloud computing platform using a specially banking software.
31.
(1) largely
(2) tiny
(3) bit

(4) part
(5) less
32.
(1) paying
(2) offering

(4) purchase
(5) spending
33.
(1) sum
(2) come
(3) account

(4) costs
(5) total
34.
(1) fall
(2) dropped
(3) lower (4) sank
(5) maintain
35.
(1) rent
(2) sold
(3) hired

(4) leased
(5) used
36.
(1) other
(2) rather
(3) more

(4) further
(5) compared
37.
(1) that
(2) for
(3) to
(4) try
(5) on
38.
(1) both
(2) include
(3) always

(4) beside
(5) also
39.
(1) effect
(2) efficient
(3) price

(4) ceiling
(5) subsidy
40.
(1) Employees
(2) Who
(3) How

(4) Worker
(5) Sub-ordinates

IBPS Clerk Online CWE Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014
Subject: Numerical Ability
1. 161. In an examination, a student scores 6 marks for every correct answer and loses 4 marks for every wrong answer. If he attempted 80 questions and obtained 310 marks, how many questions did he attempted correctly?
(1) 59
(2) 67

(3) 63

(4) 65
(5) 61
2. The diameter of a wheel is 49 m. How many revolutions will it make to cover a distance of 3200 m?
(1) 17
(2) 27
(3) 24

(4) 22
(5) 18
3. The average run of a cricketer after 18 matches was 56.5. If he made 101 runs and 123 runs in 19th and 20th match respectively. What is his new average run after 20th match?

(1) 62.05
(2) 64.45
(3) 60.75

(4) 61.25
(5) 63.85
4. Two types of rice (type 1 and type 2) were mixed in the respective ratio of 1 : 3. The mixture was then sold @ 75.60 per kg to gain a profit of 20%. If the price of type 1 rise is Rs. 75 per kg, what is the price of type 2 price per kg?
(1) Rs. 55
(2) Rs. 53
(3) Rs. 59

(4) Rs. 57
(5) Rs. 62
5. Mr. Shah’s monthly income is Rs. 54550. In an entire year, he spends 32% of his annual salaries on groceries, he spend 12% on repairs and 10% he pays to his servant. If half of the remaining amount he invests in fixed deposits, what is the amount invested by him in fixed deposits?
(1) Rs. 150558
(2) Rs. 155240
(3) Rs. 152610

(4) Rs. 158789
(5) Rs. 154336
6. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in hours when opened simultaneously. If B alone can takes 2 hours less than A alone takes to fill the tank completely. How much does A alone take to fill the tank?
(1) 8 h
(2) 12 h
(3) 4 h

(4) 6 h
(5) 10 h
7. A man can row 10.2 km downstream in 18 minutes. If the speed of the stream is 3.5 km/h, how much time he would take to cover 121.5 km upstream? (in hours)
8. The respective ratio of two numbers is 16 : 21. If the first number is increased by 30% and the second number is decreased by 20%, what will be the respective ratio of the first and the second number?
(1) 32 : 21
(2) 26 : 21
(3) 25 : 21

(4) 20 : 21
(5) 22 : 21
9. A bag of fruits was distributed among 4 students P, Q, R and S. P took 3/8th of the fruits. Q took 1/5th of the remaining fruits and the remaining fruits were equally distributed among R and S. What fraction of fruits did R get?
10. The present population of village P is 2.5 time the present population of village Q. If after a year the population of village Q is 16537 and has been increased at a rate of 15%. What is the present population of village P?

(1) 34740
(2) 38560
(3) 36820

(4) 35950
(5) 30350
Directions (Q. Nos. 11-15): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the given number series?
11. 29 31 37 49 69 ?

(1) 108
(2) 99
(3) 94

(4) 103
(5) 88
12. 13 13 20 37.5 83 ?
(1) 233
(2) 216
(3) 234

(4) 235
(5) 239
13. 17 16 30 87 344 ?
(1) 1735
(2) 1760
(3) 1660

(4) 1685
(5) 1715
14. 8 94 12.2 17.8 29 ?
(1) 53.6
(2) 51.4
(3) 52.1

(4) 48.6
(5) 49.8
15. 26 12 11 15.5 30 ?
(1) 72
(2) 68
(3) 74

(4) 82
(5) 78
16. Arunika brought some articles and sold half of them at Rs. 22103 thereby making a profit of 15%/ At what price should sell the rest of them so as to earn a total profit of 25%?
(1) Rs. 25947
(2) Rs. 23528
(3) Rs. 27130

(4) Rs. 24682
(5) Rs. 26240
17. The height of a triangle is equal to the perimeter of a square whose diagonal is m and the base of the same triangle is equal to the side of the square whose area is 784 m2. What is the area of the triangle? (in m2)
(1) 504
(2) 558
(3) 478

(4) 522
(5) 496
18. Arunavo invested total sum of Rs. 16000 in two schemes (A and B) for two years. Scheme A offers compound interest (compounded annually) at the rate of 10% per annum and scheme B offers simple interest at the rate of 12% per annum. If the total interest earned by him from both the schemes after two years is Rs. 3504. How much money (principle) did he invest in scheme B?
(1) Rs. 4800
(2) Rs. 4200
(3) Rs. 4600
(4) Rs. 4400
(5) Rs. 5200
19. Ravi is older than Simar by 4 years. Four years from now, the respective ratio between Ravi’s age and Simar’s age will be 9:8. What will be the Ravi’s age 15 years ago? (in years)
(1) 19
(2) 36
(3) 17

(4) 25
(5) 21
20. A started a business by investing Rs. 33600. After three month B joined him by investing Rs. 23100. After 3 months of B’s investment, C joined them by investing Rs. 18900. If the total annual profit earned by them is Rs. 26450, what is C’s share of profit?
(1) Rs. 4630
(2) Rs. 4080
(3) Rs. 4260
(4) Rs. 4420
(5) Rs. 4140
21. The sum of two numbers is equal to 27 and their product is equal to 182. What are the two numbers?
(1) 15, 12
(2) 11, 16
(3) 9, 18

(4) 13, 14
(5) 19, 8
Direction (Q. Nos. 22-31): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the given questions?
22. 54.2 + 13.52 – 0.52 – 0.5656 – 0.07 = ?
(1) 85.44
(2) 72.12
(3) 68.32

(4) 76.14
(5) 66.57
23.
(1) 8
(2) 14

(3) 16

(4) 12
(5) 22
24. (24 × 16/15 + 32.4)/? = 4
(1) 18
(2) 14.5
(3) 12

(4) 16.5
(5) 15.5
25. 255.4 + 542.3 - ? = 1014.3 – 499.4
(1) 271.5
(2) 290.5
(3) 220.10

(4) 244.8
(5) 282.8
26.
27. 0.5 × 5.6 + 2.5 × 8.5 + 164.85 = ?
(1) 186.95
(2) 188.9
(3) 182.35

(4) 183.8
(5) 185.6
28. (0.3 + 0.9 + 0.06)(0.4 + 0.4 + 0.05) = ?
(1) 0.936
(2) 0.693

(3) 0.369

(4) 0.963
(5) 0.639
29. 120% of 675 + 92 = ?% of 124444440 + 716
(1) 20
(2) 15

(3) 16

(4) 10
(5) 12
30.
31.
Directions (32-36): Study the table and answer the given questions.
32. Number of books sold by store P in May is approximately what percent less than the number of books sold by store T in July?
(1) 35
(2) 25
(3) 21
(4) 29
(5) 40
33. What is the respective ratio between the total number of books sold by store P in April and June together and total number of books sold by store T in May and July together?
(1) 49 : 58
(2) 49 : 54
(3) 47 : 58
(4) 43 : 52
(5) 47 : 54
34. If 30% of the total number of books sold by store Q, S and T together in April were Academic books, how many non-academic books were sold by the same stores together in the same month?
(1) 389
(2) 413
(3) 381
(4) 373
(5) 399
35. What is the average number of books sold by store R in April, June and July together?
(1) 243
(2) 241
(3) 233
(4) 237
(5) 239
36. What is the difference between total number of books sold by store Q in May and July together and total number of books sold by store in S in March and June together?
(1) 129
(2) 127
(3) 143
(4) 133
(5) 136
37. A train 350 m long takes 36 seconds to cross a man running at a speed of 5 km/h in the direction opposite to that of train. What is the speed of the train?
(1) 30 km/h
(2) 40 km/h
(3) 24 km/h
(4) 34 km/h
(5) Other than those given as options
38. A person invested some money at the rate of 6% simple interest. At the end of three years, he got Rs. 900 as SI. If interest is put at the rate of compound interest annually, how much more interest would he got in three years?
(1) Rs. 38.13
(2) Rs. 25.33
(3) Rs. 55.08
(4) Rs. 35.30
(5) Other than those given as options
39. Raju purchases 550 ml of milk everyday. If cost of 1 litre of milk is Rs. 44, how much amount will he pay in 45 days?
(1) Rs. 1098
(2) Rs. 1079
(3) Rs. 1099
(4) Rs. 1088
(5) Other than those given as options
40. Neha scored 1.2 times as many marks in Science as in Sanskrit and in Social Science. She scored 20 more marks than Science. If she secured 85.5% marks in these three subjects out of a total 600 marks (in the given three subjects only), how much did she score in Social Science?
(1) 194
(2) 174
(3) 170
(4) 185
(5) Other than those given as options