BIS Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Austin updated on May 2019

BIS aptitude and reasoning question papers from BIS offcial site for learn and practice.BIS placement paper questions for refer learn and practice Try to solve these questions


BIS-BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS Model and sample questions form BIS offcial site Please note that the types of questions in this handout are only illustrative and not exhaustive. In the actual examination you will find questions of a higher difficulty level on some or all of these types and also questions on the types not mentioned here.Some sample questions are given below.

BIS Aptitude and reasoning questions and test pattern for learn and practice BIS examination

The time for the test is 120 minutes; however you may have to be at the venue for approximately 180 minutes including the time required for logging in, collection of the call letters, going through the
instructions etc. 

The tests will be provided in English and Hindi. You can attempt any question from 1 to 200 at any point of time within these 120 minutes. All the questions will have multiple choices. 

Out of the five answers to a question only one will be the correct answer. 

You have to select the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ that alternative which you feel is appropriate/ correct. The alternative/option that you have clicked on will be highlighted and will be treated as your answer to that question.

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. 

For every wrong answer marked by you,1/2 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.



This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation,
quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs.
Directions : In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is shown by a question mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2,
3 and 4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5) i.e. ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Q.1. 42 + 73 + 137 = ?
(1) 352 
(2) 252 
(3) 242 
(4) 142 
(5) None of these
Ans :252

Q.2 20 × 1/2 = ?
(1) 4 
(2) 5 
(3) 12 
(4) 20 
(5) None of these

Q.3 If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ?
(1) Rs.3/- 
(2) Rs.5/- 
(3) Rs.10/- 
(4) Rs.20/- 
(5) None of these

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.
Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :


Q.4. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?
(1) Perseverance 
(2) Seniority 
(3) Honesty 
(4) Sociability 
(5) Efficiency

Q.5. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ?
(1) 119 
(2) 98 
(3) 77 
(4) 70 
(5) 10

Q.6. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion ?
(1) Honesty 
(2) Intelligence 
(3) Perseverance 
(4) Efficiency 
(5) Sociability

This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some samplequestions.
Q.7. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be formed, X is the answer.
(1) T 
(2) P 
(3) M 
(4) S 
(5) X

Q.8. Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader. Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these two statements ?
(1) Satyapriya is honest 
(2) Satyapriya is dishonest
(3) Some leaders are honest 
(4) Leaders are generally dishonest
(5) Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest

Q.9. If the letters of the following alphabet intercharge positions, so that A takes the place of Z and Z takes the place of A; B takes the place of Y and Y takes the place of B and so on, what will be the 13th letter from the right ?
(1) M 
(2) N 
(3) O 
(4) L 
(5) None of these

Q.10. If the first and the second letters in the word ‘DEPRESSION’ were interchanged, also the third and the fourth letters, the fifth and sixth letters and so on, which of the following would be the seventhletter from the right ?
(1) R 
(2) O 
(3) S 
(4) I 
(5) None of these

Q.11. In a row of girls, if Seeta who is 10th from the left and Lina who is 9th from the right interchange their seats, Seeta becomes 15th from the left. How many girls are there in the row ?
(1) 16 
(2) 18 
(3) 19 
(4) 22
(5) None of these

Q.12-16. Read the information given below and answer the questions.
Six plays A, B, C, D, E and F of a famous playwright are to be staged one on each day from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance with the following.
(1) A must be on the previous day of the on which E is staged.
(2) C must not be staged on Tuesday.
(3) B must be on a day which follows the day on which F is staged.
(4) D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B.
(5) E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule.

Q.12. Which of the following is the schedule of plays, with the order of their staging from Monday ?
(1) E A B F D C 
(2) A F B E D C 
(3) A F B C D E 
(4) F A B E D C 
(5) None of these

Q.13. Play C cannot definitely be staged on which of the following days in addition to Tuesday ?
(1) Monday 
(2) Wednesday 
(3) Thursday
(4) Friday 
(5) Saturday

Q.14. Play D is between which of the following pairs of plays ?
(1) C and E 
(2) E and F 
(3) A and E 
(4) B and E 
(5) C and F

Q.15. Which of the following plays is on Monday ?
(1) E 
(2) A 
(3) F
(4) B 
(5) C

Q.16. Which of the following plays immediately follows B ?
(1) F 
(2) E 
(3) D 
(4) C 
(5) A