|S. NO||Name of Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for
|1||English language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning ability||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
The IBPS PO Reasoning Ability section, in the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam, has a total of 35 questions with a maximum of 30 marks. Every correct answer in the Reasoning Ability section earns 1 mark and every wrong answer has a penalty of 0.25, i.e. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. If a question is left unanswered, there will be no penalty for that question. Below mentioned are the different categories of expected questions in the Reasoning Ability Section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam.
|Topic||Number of Questions|
|Linear seating arrangement||4 – 6|
|Circular seating arrangement||3 – 6|
|Syllogism||5 – 7|
|Coding and Decoding||4 – 7|
|Puzzles||4 – 6|
|Inequalities, Statements and Arguments, Statements and Assumptions, ranking series, blood relations||3 – 5|
Refer the above for the Questions 1 to 5
1. Find the position of W with reference to R.
2. Find the person who sits on the second right to Q?
3. Find the neighbour of T?
4. Find the position of T with reference to R?
5. If the position of T and E are interchanged, which of the following option denotes the first two people?
1. Who among the following person joined the office first?
2. A joined the office in which of the following the month?
3. How many person/s joined office between G and B?
4. Who among the following joined office immediately after H?
5. Who among the following sits third to the right of C?
2. Statements: All green are blue. All blue are white.
Some blue are green.
Some white are green.
Some green are not white.
All white are blue.
3. Statements: All men are vertebrates. Some mammals are vertebrates.
All men are mammals.
All mammals are men.
Some vertebrates are mammals.
All vertebrates are men.
4. Statements: All the phones are scales. All the scales are calculators.
All the calculators are scales.
All the phones are calculators
All the scales are phones.
Some calculators are phones.
5. Statements: Some tables are T.V. Some T.V. are radios.
Some tables are radios.
Some radios are tables.
All the radios are T.V.
All the T.V. are tables.
2. In certain code ‘TIGER’ is written as ‘QDFHS’. How is ‘FISH’ written in that code?
3. In certain code ‘FROZEN’ is written as ‘OFAPSG’. Then how would ‘MOLTEN’ be written in that code?
4. In a certain code ‘ROAR’ is written as ‘URDU’. How is ‘URDU’ written in that code?
5. In a certain code ‘LIMCA’ is written as ‘HJLDZ’. Which of the following words is written as ‘IFWJBP’?
2. Which of the following combinations of exam – Day – Time Duration is correct ?
3. What is the time duration of science exam?
4. On which day is Economics exam scheduled?
5. Which day is Sunday?
Statements and Arguments
Directions (1 – 5): Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.
1. Statement: Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself?
Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports.
No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages.
2. Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India?
Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary.
No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.
3. Statement: Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfil its energy requirements?
Yes, Most of the energy sources used at present is exhaustible.
No. Harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks in.
4. Statement: Should there be students union in college/university?
No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus.
Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders.
5. Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan?
No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India.
Yes. This would help settle conflicts.
Statements and Assumptions
Directions (1 – 5): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
1. Statement: “You are hereby appointed as a programmer with a probation period of one year and your performance will be reviewed at the end of the period for confirmation.” – A line in an appointment letter.
The performance of an individual generally is not known at the time of appointment offer.
Generally, an individual tries to prove his worth in the probation period.
2. Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so.
At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn.
The schools do not admit children after six years of age.
3. Statement: “In order to bring punctuality in our office, we must provide conveyance allowance to our employees.” – In charge of a company tells Personnel Manager.
Conveyance allowance will not help in bringing punctuality.
Discipline and reward should always go hand in hand.
4. Statement: Unemployment allowance should be given to all unemployed Indian youth above 18 years of age.
There are unemployed youth in India who needs monetary support.
The government has sufficient funds to provide allowance to all unemployed youth.
5. Statement: “If you trouble me, I will slap you.” – A mother warns her child.
With the warning, the child may stop troubling her.
All children are basically naughty.
John is eighteenth from the right end in a row of 50 boys.What is his position from the left end?
Pointing to a photograph of a boy Alex said, “He is the son of the only son of my mother.” How is Alex related to that boy?
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