# Reasoning Mock Exam For SBI Clerk 2014

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Reasoning Practice Paper for SBI Clerk

• 1.

### A person travels a distance of 4 metres northwards, then travels 3 metres westward, then travels 12 metres leftwards. What is the approximate distance of the place he reached from his original place?

• A.

40 metres

• B.

20 metres

• C.

25 metres

• D.

18 metres

B. 20 metres
Explanation
The person first travels 4 metres northwards, then 3 metres westward, and finally 12 metres leftwards. The distance traveled northwards and westwards can be represented as the sides of a right-angled triangle, where the hypotenuse represents the distance from the original place. Using the Pythagorean theorem, we can calculate the length of the hypotenuse. The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Therefore, the square of the distance is 4^2 + 3^2 = 16 + 9 = 25. Taking the square root of 25 gives us the approximate distance of 5 metres. Thus, the person reached a place approximately 20 metres away from the original place.

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• 2.

### Getha walks 10 km from north to south and turns left and again walks 5 km, then she turns left and walks 8 km. In which direction is she positioned now with reference to the starting point?

• A.

South-East

• B.

North-East

• C.

East

• D.

North

A. South-East
Explanation
After walking 10 km from north to south, Getha turns left and walks 5 km, which means she is now facing east. Then, she turns left again and walks 8 km, which means she is now facing south. Therefore, Getha is positioned in the south-east direction with reference to the starting point.

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• 3.

### A watch shows 8:30. If the minute hand points towards east, in what direction will the hour hand point?

• A.

South-West

• B.

North-West

• C.

North

• D.

South-East

D. South-East
Explanation
When the minute hand points towards east, the hour hand will point towards the south-east direction. This is because the minute hand moves faster than the hour hand, so when the minute hand is pointing towards east, the hour hand will be slightly behind it, pointing towards the south-east direction.

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• 4.

### How is my mother's sister's brother's wife's child related to me?

• A.

Cousin

• B.

Brother

• C.

Uncle

• D.

Nephew

A. Cousin
Explanation
The person in question is the child of my mother's sister's brother's wife. This means that my mother's sister's brother is my uncle, and his wife is my aunt. Their child would be my cousin.

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• 5.

### My grandfather's daughter-in-law's husband's son's sister F is related to me as

• A.

Niece

• B.

Cannot be determined

• C.

Sister

• D.

Cousin

B. Cannot be determined
Explanation
The relationship between the person and F cannot be determined because the given information does not provide a direct connection or reference point to establish the exact relationship. Without additional information or clarification, it is impossible to determine the specific relationship between the person and F.

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• 6.

### A man going 50 m to the south of his house, turns left and goes another 20 m then turning to the north, he goes 30 m and then starts walking to his house. In which direction is he walking now?

• A.

North

• B.

North-West

• C.

East

• D.

South-East

B. North-West
Explanation
The man initially goes 50 m south, then turns left and goes 20 m west. After that, he turns north and goes 30 m. Finally, he starts walking towards his house. Since he initially moved south and then west, and is now walking towards his house, which is in the north-west direction from his starting point, he is currently walking in the North-West direction.

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• 7.

### Find the next number of the series 13, 24, 35, 46, 57,........

• A.

68

• B.

87

• C.

69

• D.

67

A. 68
Explanation
The series is formed by adding 11 to each number. Starting with 13, we add 11 to get 24, then add 11 again to get 35, and so on. Therefore, the next number in the series would be 57 + 11 = 68.

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• 8.

### Find the next number in the series 2, 5, 10, 17, 26,....

• A.

37

• B.

35

• C.

39

• D.

33

A. 37
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern of adding consecutive odd numbers to the previous number. Starting with 2, we add 3 to get 5, then add 5 to get 10, then add 7 to get 17, and so on. Therefore, the next number in the series would be obtained by adding 9 to the previous number, which is 26. Thus, the next number is 35.

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• 9.

### 42 : 56 : : 110 : _____

• A.

144

• B.

145

• C.

139

• D.

132

D. 132
Explanation
The pattern in the given series is that each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by a specific factor. In the first pair, 42 is multiplied by 1.33 (or 4/3) to get 56. Similarly, in the second pair, 110 is multiplied by 1.2 to get the missing number. Therefore, the missing number is 132.

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• 10.

### 31 : 2 : : 91 : ______

• A.

8

• B.

7

• C.

6

• D.

5

A. 8
Explanation
The pattern in the given series is that the first number is multiplied by 3 and then subtracted by 1 to get the second number. Applying the same pattern, 91 multiplied by 3 and then subtracting 1 gives us 272. Therefore, the missing number in the series is 8.

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• 11.

### ABC, ZYX, DEF, WVU,_______

• A.

TSR

• B.

IHG

• C.

GHI

• D.

STR

C. GHI
Explanation
The given pattern consists of taking the first and last letters of each group of three letters and reversing their order. Applying this pattern to the given options, "GHI" is the correct answer as it follows the pattern by taking the first and last letters of "ABC" and reversing them.

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• 12.

### a__ba__b__b__a__b

• A.

Bbabb

• B.

Abbab

• C.

Aabaa

• D.

Ababa

A. Bbabb
Explanation
The given sequence "a__ba__b__b__a__b" can be divided into groups of "a__b" and "b__a". The answer "bbabb" can be obtained by taking the first group "a__b" and replacing the blanks with "b", resulting in "abab". Then, taking the second group "b__a" and replacing the blanks with "b", we get "bbab". Therefore, the correct answer is "bbabb".

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• 13.

### In a certain code Language if the word " FOCUS " is coded as TVDPG, then how will you code the word " LIGHT "

• A.

UIJHM

• B.

UIHJM

• C.

UHIJM

• D.

UHJHI

B. UIHJM
Explanation
The code language follows a pattern where each letter is shifted 3 places to the right in the alphabet. Applying the same pattern to the word "LIGHT", we get "UIHJM".

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• 14.

### IF " EXAMINATION " = 121 and " PAPER " = 25, then what is the value of " TREASURE " ?

• A.

107

• B.

360

• C.

290

• D.

150

A. 107
Explanation
The value of each letter in the word is determined by its position in the alphabet. For example, the letter "E" is the 5th letter in the alphabet, so it has a value of 5. By summing up the values of each letter in the word "EXAMINATION", we get 5 + 24 + 1 + 13 + 9 + 14 + 1 + 20 + 9 + 15 + 14 = 121. Similarly, for the word "PAPER", we get 16 + 1 + 16 + 5 + 18 = 56. Therefore, the value of "TREASURE" would be 20 + 18 + 5 + 1 + 19 + 21 + 18 + 5 = 107, which is not one of the given options.

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• 15.

### Odd Man Out

• A.

January

• B.

May

• C.

November

• D.

July

C. November
Explanation
The months January, May, and July all have an odd number of letters (7, 3, and 5 respectively), while November has an even number of letters (8). Therefore, November is the odd one out in terms of the number of letters in its name.

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• 16.

### What is the angle between the two hands of a clock, when the time is 3:40 a.m?

• A.

130 degrees

• B.

110 degrees

• C.

90 degrees

• D.

65 degrees

A. 130 degrees
Explanation
At 3:40 a.m., the minute hand will be at the 8-minute mark and the hour hand will be between the 3 and 4-hour marks. The minute hand moves 360 degrees in 60 minutes, so in 8 minutes it will move (360/60) * 8 = 48 degrees. The hour hand moves 360 degrees in 12 hours, so in 3 hours it will move (360/12) * 3 = 90 degrees. Since the hour hand is between the 3 and 4-hour marks, it will be closer to the 4-hour mark. Adding the 90 degrees from the hour hand and the 48 degrees from the minute hand, the angle between the two hands will be 90 + 48 = 138 degrees. Therefore, the correct answer of 130 degrees is incorrect.

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• 17.

### A boy observes the reflection of a wall clock in a mirror. The time observed by the boy in the mirror is 3 hours 45 minutes. What is the actual time shown in the clock?

• A.

8 hours 45 minutes

• B.

7 hours 15 minutes

• C.

8 hours 15 minutes

• D.

9 hours 45 minutes

C. 8 hours 15 minutes
Explanation
When a clock is reflected in a mirror, the image appears to be flipped horizontally. So, if the boy observes 3 hours 45 minutes in the mirror, the actual time shown on the clock would be the mirror image of that. Therefore, the correct answer is 8 hours 15 minutes.

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• 18.

### In a class of 150 students 55 speak English, 85 speak Hindi and 30 speak neither English nor Hindi. How many speak both English and Telugu

• A.

45

• B.

20

• C.

120

• D.

10

B. 20
Explanation
The question asks for the number of students who speak both English and Telugu. The total number of students who speak English is given as 55, and the total number of students who speak Hindi is given as 85. However, it is not specified how many students speak Telugu. Therefore, we cannot determine the number of students who speak both English and Telugu based on the given information.

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• 19.

### If 30th June, 1991 was a Sunday, then what day of the week was 7th April, 1992?

• A.

Tuesday

• B.

Sunday

• C.

Monday

• D.

None of these

A. Tuesday
Explanation
To find the day of the week for 7th April, 1992, we need to count the number of days between 30th June, 1991, and 7th April, 1992. There are 282 days between these two dates. Since 282 is divisible by 7, it means that the day of the week will remain the same. As 30th June, 1991, was a Sunday, 7th April, 1992, will also be a Sunday. Therefore, the correct answer is Sunday.

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• 20.

### If 1st January, 1997 was a Wednesday, then what day of the week 1st January, 1996?

• A.

Monday

• B.

Sunday

• C.

Tuesday

• D.

Friday

A. Monday
Explanation
Since 1996 is a leap year, it has one extra day compared to a regular year. Therefore, if 1st January 1997 was a Wednesday, then 1st January 1996 would be one day before, which is a Tuesday.

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