# 300+ TOP Reasoning Questions For BANK Clerk Exam & Answers

## Practice Question Set for Bank Clerk Recruitment Exam : Reasoning

1. The positions of first and the fourth letters of the word PRICED are interchanged, similarly, the positions of second and fifth letters and third and sixth letters are interchanged. In the new arrangement thus formed, how many letters are there in the English alphabetical series between the alphabets which are at the extreme ends?
(A) Two
(B) Three
(C) Four
(D) Five
(E) More than five

2. How many meaningful English words, starting with P, can be formed with the letters ETPS using each letter only once in each word?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Directions-(Q. 3 and 4) Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which
follow- Five friends, A, J, M, P and Q each scored different marks in an examination. P scored
more than Q but less than A. M scored more than A. J scored less marks than P but J did not score
the minimum marks. A scored 86% marks and the one who scored minimum marks scored 70%
marks.

3. Who amongst the five friends is most likely to have scored 92% marks?
(A) M
(B) P
(C) J
(D) Q
(E) Either P or M

4. How many persons scored more than A?
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four
(E) Cannot be determined

Directions-(Q. 5-7) The following questions are based upon the alphabetical series given belowJ Q R M S B C H F T U A K N P V D L G I O E

5. If in a certain code ‘DECK’ is coded as ‘PISU’ and ‘FISH’ is coded as’ CLRB’ how will ‘GULF be coded in the same code language?
(A) OKIU
(B) DFVC
(C) DFGC
(D) OKVC
(E) DVFC

6. If ‘BK’ is related to ‘HP’ and ‘RL’ is related to ‘S1’ in a certain way, to which of the following is ‘TV’ related to, following the same pattern?
(A) HN
(B) UL
(C) AG
(D) UD
(E) AL

7. What will come in place of question-mark (?) in the following series based on the above alphabetical series?
OI LV KT?
(A) HB
(B) CM
(C) BQ
(D) FS
(E) BR

8. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word FRIABLE, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical order?
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four
(E) More than four

9. Anil walks 4 m towards the East takes a right turn and walks 3 m. He then takes a left turn and walks 5 m before taking a final left turn and walking 3 m. Towards which direction and how far should Anil walk to reach the point from where he initially started walking?
(A) 8 m towards West
(B) 8 m towards East
(C) 9 m towards East
(D) 7 m towards West
(E) 9 m towards West

10. If each of the alphabets of the word FOUNDER is arranged in alphabetical order from left to right and then each vowel in the new arrangement thus formed is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series which of the following will be third from the left?
(A) N
(B) G
(C) F
(D) M
(E) D

Directions-(Q. 11-15) In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Give answer-
(A) If only Conclusion I is true
(B) If only Conclusion II is true
(C) If either Conclusion I or II is true
(D) If neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
(E) If both Conclusions I and II are true

11. Statements:
J = I < K; I > L < M Conclusions:
I. L < K II. K> M

12. Statements:
A > B > C; B < D < E Conclusions: I. A > E
II. C < E

13. Statements:

U > W = X > Y > Z Conclusions:
I. U > Y
II. W > Z

14. Statements:
G > H = I < J; J > K; G < L Conclusions:
I. K < H II. L > I

15. Statements:
P > Q > R; Q < S = T
Conclusions:
I. T < P
II. T < R

Directions-(Q. 16-20) Study the following information to answer the given questions- A, B, C, D, E, F, G and Hare seated in a straight line facing North. G sits fifth to the right of C. D sits third to right of A but D is not an immediate neighbour of G. Both E and H are immediate neighbours of B. F sits third to left of H.

16. How many persons are seated between E and C?
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four
(E) None

17. C and A are related to F in a certain way. Similarly, Band D are related to H in the same way. To whom amongst the following are F and D related to following the same pattern?
(A) G
(B) B
(C) E
(D) A
(E) C

18. Who amongst the following sits exactly in the middle of the persons who sit sixth from the left and the person who sits fifth from the right?
(A) A
(B) D
(C) B
(D) H
(E) F

19. Which of the following represents persons seated at the two extreme ends of the line?
(A) C, D
(B) A, G
(C) F, A
(D) D, F
(E) B, C

20. What is the position of B with respect to C?
(A) Fifth to the right
(B) Immediate neighbour
(C) Second to right
(D) Third to right
(E) None of these

Directions-(Q. 21-25) Study the following information to answer the given questions- In a certain code ‘not in her favour’ is written as ‘jo la fo re’ ‘not act in play’ is written as ‘so re na la’, ‘favour her act more’ is written as ‘so jo bi fo’ and ‘in her own theatre’ is written as ‘py jo ku la’.

21. What is the code for ‘more’?
(A) so
(B) jo
(C) bi
(D) fo
(E) Cannot be determined

22. What is the code for ‘favour’?
(A) fo
(B) jo
(C) bi
(D) so
(E) bi or la

23. Which of the following may represent ‘watching play in theatre’?
(A) na la py ku
(B) ku na la re
(C) du py ku la
(D) na du py la
(E) du py ku jo

24. What does ‘na’ stand for?
(A) play
(B) not
(C) act
(D) in
(E) Cannot be determined

25. Which of the following may represent’ act in the play’?
(A) so la py na
(B) bi la zi na
(C) na so ku re
(D) so re la jo
(E) so zi na la

26. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way (based on the position of alphabets in the English alphabetical series) and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(A) KMNP
(B) EKLS
(C) AEFJ
(D) OTUZ
(E) NQRU

27. Farhan starts from Point A and walks 20 m towards North. He then takes a left turn and walks 30 m before taking a right turn and walking 10 m. He finally takes a left turn, walks 30 m and stops at Point B. After Farhan reaches the final Point B, Abhay starts from Point A. He walks 5 m towards the East, takes a left turn and walks 30 m to reach Point C. How far and towards which direction would Farhan have to walk in order to meet Abhay at Point C?
(A) 90 m towards West
(B) 55 m towards North
(C) 65 m towards East
(D) 90 m towards South
(E) 35 m towards West

Directions-(Q. 28-30) Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow- A, B, C, D, E and F live on different floors in the same building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered I, the floor above it, number 2 and so on and the topmost floor is numbered 6). A lives on an odd numbered floor. There are two floors between the floors on which A and F live. C lives immediately above the floor on which E lives. C does not live on an even numbered floor. Only one person lives between C and B.

28. On which of the following floors does E live?
(A) 2nd
(B) 4th
(C) 6th
(D) 3rd
(E) Cannot be determined

29. Who amongst the following lives on the topmost floor?
(A) B
(B) E
(C) F
(D) D
(E) Cannot be determined

30. Who amongst the following lives on the floor exactly between the floors on which B and Clive?
(A) A
(B) D
(C) E
(D) F
(E) Either D or E

Directions-(Q. 31-33) The following questions are based upon the alphabetical series given belowI D K Q L C R H S B P T U V A N M J O G E F

31. What will come in place of question-mark (?) in the following series based on the above alphabetical series? F G N B?
(A) I
(B) K
(C) D
(D) L
(E) Q

32. If in a certain code ‘DRUM’ is coded as ‘KHTN’ and ‘SIGN’ is coded as ‘BOOA’ how will ‘JETS’ be coded in the same code language?
(A) OFBU
(B) OFUB
(C) MGPH
(D) MGBU
(E) OFPH

33. ‘NM’ is related to ‘OV’ in a certain way. Similarly ‘HS’ is related to ‘PC’ in the same way. To which of the following is ‘UV’ related to, following the same pattern?
(A) NT
(C) AP
(E) NP
(B) AT
(D) NB

34. If each of the alphabets of the word FRACTION is arranged in alphabetical order from left to right and then each vowel in the new arrangement is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series which of the following will be fifth from the left?
(A) M
(B) J
(C) S
(D) N
(E) E

35. How many meaningful English words (starting with E) can be formed with the letters NRAE using all the letters but each letter only once in each word?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

36. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word CHARGES, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical order?
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four
(E) More than four

Directions-(Q. 37-41) In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answers-
(A) If only Conclusion I is true.
(B) If only Conclusion II is true.
(C) If either Conclusion I or II is true.
(D) If neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
(E) If both Conclusions I and II are true.

37. Statements:
M > J = K < L < N > O Conclusions:
I. O < K
II. M>L

38. Statements:
R = S > T > V; W < T Conclusions:
I. W < R
II. V < W

39. Statements:
A < Z > P > R; A > M; R > T Conclusions:
I. T > Z
II. Z >M

40. Statements:
Y = T < F > G; H > F < R Conclusions:
I. H > Y
II. R > G

41. Statements:
D > F = H; G < H > I Conclusions:
I. G < D
II. I < D

Directions-(Q. 42-47) Study the following information to answer the given questions-
Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1 W, X, Y and Z are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row-2 P, Q, Rand S are seated (but not
necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating
arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
R sits second to right of P. Y sits to immediate right of the person facing R. Only one person sits between Wand X. X does not face P. Q is an immediate neighbour of R. Q does not face Y.

42. Which of the following is true regarding R?
(A) R sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
(B) R sits to immediate right of Q
(C) Y faces R
(D) R is an immediate neighbour of P
(E) R is an immediate neighbour of the person who faces Y

43. Who amongst the following faces S?
(A) W
(B) X
(C) Y
(D) Z
(E) Cannot be determined

44. Who amongst the following sits second to the right of the person who faces Y?
(A) P
(B) Q
(C) R
(D) S
(E) Cannot be determined

45. Who amongst the following faces Z?
(A) S
(B) R
(C) P
(D) Q
(E) Cannot be determined

Directions-(Q. 46 and 47) 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?

46.
(A) YW
(B) PS
(C) RS
(D) ZX
(E) XY

47.
(A) W-R
(B) Z – S
(C) X – P
(D) Y – Q
(E) R – X

Directions-(Q. 48-50) Study the following information to answer the given questionsIn a certain code.
‘product not for market’ is
written as ‘be ku zo mi’ and
‘to demand for share’ is written
as ‘be Ii ya ja’

48. Which of the following may represent ‘buy and sell’?
(B) ig py ya
(D) ig li re

49. What is the code for’ demand’?
(A) be
(B) Ii
(C) ya
(D) ja
(E) Either ‘Ii’ or ‘ya’

50. Which of the following represents ‘not for product’?
(A) ku be zo
(B) rni be no
(C) ku be ya
(D) mi ku be

51. ‘Players’ are related to ‘Team’ in the same way as ‘Books’ are related to
(A) Exams
(B) Library
(D) Writer
(E) Chapter

52. Shreya started from Point P and walked 2 m towards West. She then took a right turn and
walked 3 m before taking a left turn and walking 5 m. She finally took a left turn, walked 3 m and stopped a Point Q. How far is Point Q from Point P?
(A) 2m
(B) 6m
(C) 7m
(D) 8m
(E) 12m

53. In a certain code ‘where have you been’ is written as ‘been 4 have 3 where 2 you l’ and ‘visiting London this summer’ is written as ‘London 4 summer 3 this 2 visiting 1 ‘. How will ‘repair may computer yesterday’ be written in the same code?
(A) computer 4 repair 3 may 2 yesterday I
(B) yesterday 4 repair 3 may 2 computer I
(C) computer 1 may 2 repair 3 yesterday 4
(D) yesterday 4 may 3 repair 2 computer I
(E) computer 4 may 3 repair 2 yesterday I

54. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the English alphabetical series and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(A) MU
(B) WVT
(C) OMK
(D) JIG
(E) TSQ

55. 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?
(A) Diameter
(B) Circumference
(C) Centre
(D) Circle

Directions (Q. 56-60): Study she following information carefully and answer the given questions. A,
B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the
same order.
(a) G sits third to the right of F.
(b) G sits second to the left of H.
(c) H is not an immediate neighbour of E and C.
(d) F and A are immediate neighbours of each other.
(e) Only one person sits between F and B.
(f) E and G sit opposite each other.

56. Four of the following five are similar in a certain way based on their position in the seating arrangement. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
(A) EH
(B) CF
(C) AG
(D) BD
(E) HG

57. Who amongst the following represent immediate neighbours of D?
(A) E,H
(B) C,G
(C) F,B
(D) H,G
(E) C,B

58. What is the position of A with respect to G in the above arrangement?
(A) Third to the right
(B) Second to the left
(C) Fifth to the right
(D) Immediate right
(E) Third to the left

59. What will come in place of the question mark (?) according to the above seating arrangement? EF CG HB FA?
(A) GD
(B) CG
(C) GH
(D) BH
(E) CD

60. Who sits to the immediate right of A?
(A) E
(B) C
(C) B
(D) F
(E) D

Directions (Q. 61-65): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below: 6 4 2 5 2 8 5 2 6 4 1 3 9 1 8 1 2 5 8 6 3 5 1 4 9 4 7 3 2 7 2 5 9

61. How many 4s are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a digit which has a numerical value of more than four?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

62. Which of the following is seventh to the left of the twentieth from the left end of the above arrangement?
(A) 3
(B) 9
(C) 2
(D) 7
(E) 1

63. If all the even digits are deleted from the above arrangement, which of the following will be tenth from the right end of the arrangement?
(A) 9
(B) 5
(C) 1
(D) 3
(E) 7

64. How many such 5s are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by an odd digit and immediately followed by an even digit?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

65. How many such I s are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a perfect square?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Directions (Q. 66-70): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a certain code’ ring a bell’ is written as ‘5 8 2’, ‘did not ring’ is written as ‘3 59’ and ‘not a reason’ is written as ‘7 2 9’.

66. Which of the following represents ‘did not’?
(A) ’23’
(B) ’29’
(C) ’35’
(D) ’52’
(E) ’93’

67. What is the code for ‘bell’?
(A) 5
(B) 8
(C) 2
(D) 7
(E) Cannot be determined

68. What does ‘2’ stand for?
(A) ring
(B) a
(C) bell
(D) reason
(E) not

69. What does ‘7’ stand for?
(A) not
(B) a
(C) ring
(D) reason
(E) Either ‘a’ or ‘not’

70. What is the code for ‘ring’?
(A) 8
(B) 2
(C) 5
(D) 3
(E) 9

1 (A) 26 (B) 51 (B)
2 (E) 27 (C) 52 (C)
3 (E) 28 (A) 53 (E)
4 (E) 29 (D) 54 (C)
5 (D) 30 (D) 55 (D)
6 (A) 31 (C) 56 (C)
7 (E) 32 (E) 57 (D)
8 (E) 33 (E) 58 (B)
9 (A) 34 (A) 59 (A)
10 (A) 35 (B) 60 (B)
11 (C) 36 (B) 61 (D)
12 (A) 37 (D) 62 (B)
13 (D) 38 (A) 63 (B)
14 (E) 39 (B) 64 (A)
15 (A) 40 (E) 65 (C)
16 (C) 41 (E) 66 (E)
17 (E) 42 (E) 67 (B)
18 (B) 43 (C) 68 (B)
19 (B) 44 (B) 69 (D)
20 (C) 45 (D) 70 (C)
21 (B) 46 (C)
22 (D) 47 (E)
23 (C) 48 (E)
24 (D) 49 (E)
25 (B) 50 (D)