IBPS probationary(PO) and Clerical Question-Paper Contributed by Rekha updated on May 2021
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IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper

Reasoning

1. In a certain code Â‘BUILTÂ’ is written as Â‘5#32@Â’ and Â‘TRIBEÂ’ is written as Â‘@9345Â©Â’. How is Â‘RULEÂ’ written in that code?
(5) None of these

2. How many meaningful English can be formed, starting was S, with the second, the fourth, the fifth and the eight letters of the word PERISHED, using each letter only once in each word? (To be counted from left)
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

3. The positions of how many digits in the numbers 837 912 will remain unchanged after the digits within the number are rearranged in descending order ? (from left to right)
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

4. How many such pairs of letters are three in the word STREAMING each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet? (in both forward and backward directions)
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

5. In a certain code Â‘CLEARÂ’ is written as Â‘SBFMDÂ’ and Â‘BONDSÂ’ is written as Â‘TEOPCÂ’. How is Â‘STALEÂ’ written in that code?
(1) DKZSR
(2) BUTFM
(3) TUBMF
(4) FMBUT
(5) None of these

6-10. Study the following arrangement of numbers, letters and symbols carefully and answer the questions given below:
R @ 2 9 T V A Y 5 Â© # J 1 P 8 Q \$ E 3 * H % 6 W 4 I ? U Z

6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(2) E Q *
(3) W I %
(4) 9 V @
(5) 1 # ?

7. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the nineteenth element from the right end?
(1) P
(2) V
(3) W
(4)8
(5) None of these

8. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately prepared by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol?
(1) One
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) Four
(5) More than four

9. If the positions of the last eighteen elements in the above arrangement are reserved, which of te following will be the seventeenth from the left end?
(1) E
(2) P
(3) W
(4)6
(5) None of these

10. How many such vowels are three in the above arrangement , each of which is either immediately followed by a symbol or immediately preceded by a symbol?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) Four

11-15. Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the center not necessarily in the same order. F is fourth to the left of A and second to the right of C. B is second to the left of A , and A is to the immediate right of G. E who is not an immediate neighbour of B is fourth to the left of D.

11. Which of the following is correct?
(1) F is third to the left of B
(2) H is third to the left of D
(3) C is third to the left of B
(4) E is third to the left of F
(5) All are correct

12. What is HÂ’s position with respect to G?
(1) Fifth to the right
(2) Third to the left
(3) Third to the right
(4) Fifth to the left
(5) Fourth to the left

13. Who is second to the right of E?
(1) C
(2) H
(3) G
(4) A

14. Who is the immediate right of F?
(1) D
(2) H
(3) B
(4) C
(5) None of these

15. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of A?
(1) EB
(2) GC
(3) EG
(4) ED
(5) None of these

16-20. In the following questions, the symbols Â©, ? , \$, * and % are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:

Â‘P ? QÂ’ means Â‘P is not greater than QÂ’.
Â‘P % QÂ’ means Â‘P is not smaller than QÂ’.
Â‘P Â© QÂ’ means Â‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q.
Â‘P * QÂ’ means Â‘P is smaller than QÂ’.
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true?
Give answer (1) if only Conclusion I is true.
Give answer (2) is if only Conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) is either Conclusion I or II is true.
Give answer (4) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both Conclusions I and II are true.

16. Statements : R \$ J,J % M,M Â© K
Conclusions : I. K Â© J, II. K * J

17. Statements : D ? R,M \$ R,M Â© F
Conclusions : I.F \$ D, II. F \$ R

18. Statements :H Â© F,F \$ R,R * K
Conclusions : I.R * H, II. K \$ F

19. Statements : B % D,D * T,T ? R
Conclusions : I.B \$ T, II. R \$ D

20. Statements :M % N,N * A, A \$ B
Conclusions : I. B * N, II. A \$ M

Computer Knowledge

1. The operation of combining two cells into a single cell in Excel is referred to as _______
(1) Join Cells
(2) Merge Cells
(3) Merge Table
(4) Join Table
(5) None of these

2. Which of the following can be used to store a large number of files in a small amount of storage space?
(2) File copying
(4) File compatibility
(5) File compression

3. In a computer most processing takes place in ________
(1) Memory
(2) RAM
(3) Motherboard
(4) CPU
(5) None of these

4. Data is organized in a worksheet as
(1) charts and diagrams
(2) rows and columns
(3) tables and boxes
(4) graphs
(5) None of these

5. Which of the following is an example of a binary number?
(1) 6AH1
(2)1 0 01 01
(3) 00 5
(4) ABCD
(5) 23456

6. Spell Check will find errors in which of the following?
(1) Today is a rainy day
(2) Today is a rainy a day
(3) Is a rainy
(4) Rainy today a day
(5) None of these

7. Which of the following is not a storage medium?
(1) hard disk
(2) flash drive
(3) DVD
(4) CD
(5) Keyboard

8. In Excel, when the contents and attributes of a cell or range of cells have to be erased using the menu, the user must ________
(1) Select the cells , choose Edit , and select Clear, the All
(2) Select the cells, and click delete on the keyboard
(3) Select the cells, choose Tools,and select Clear, the Formats
(4) Select the cells, choose Tools,and select Formula Audit, the Delete
(5) None of these

9. The computer abbreviation KB usually means _________
(1) Key Block
(2) Kernel Boot
(3) Kilo Byte
(4) Kit Bit
(5) None of these

10. If an Excel Worksheet is to be linked for use in PowerPoint presentation, the following should be clicked
(1) Edit, Paste Special
(2) Edit, Paste
(3) Edit, Copy
(4) File, Copy
(5) None of these

11. RAM stands for ________
(1) Random Access Memory
(4) Remote Access Machine
(5) None of these

12. Which of the following is hardware and not software?
(1) Excel
(2) Printer driver
(3) Operating System
(4) PowerPoint
(5) Control Unit

13. In Word, which menu would the user select to print a document?
(1) Tools
(2) File
(3) View
(4) Window
(5) None of these

14. Which of the following is not true about computer files?
(1) They are collections of data saved to a storage medium.
(2) Every file has a filename.
(3) A file extension is established by the user to indicate the data it was created
(4) Usually files contain data.
(5) None of these

15. The common name for a modulator- demodulator is ___________
(1) modem
(2) joiner
(3) networker
(4) connector
(5) demod

16. What do you see when you click the right mouse button?
(1) The same effect as the left click
(3) No effect
(4) A mouse cannot be right clicked
(5) Computer goes to sleep mode

17. In order to choose the font for a sentence in a WORD document
(1) select Fond in the Format menu
(2) select Font in the Edit menu
(3) select Font in the Tools menu
(4) select Font in the Insert menu
(5) None of these

18. The ALU performs operations.
(1) logarithm-based
(2) ASCII
(3) algorithm-based
(4) arithmetic
(5) None of these

19. Excel is a program that is used to prepare a _________
(1) Database
(2) Text Document
(4) Slide Presentation
(5) None of these

20. ______ consists of volatile chips that temporarily store data or instructions.
(1) CPU
(2) ROM
(3) RMA
(4) RAM
(5) None of these

Numerical Ability

1. 10.8 Ã— 5.5 Ã— 8.4 = ?
(1) 458.69
(2)489.96
(3) 498.96
(4)485.69
(5) None of these

2. 45 Ã· 5 - 0.5 = ?
(1) 10
(2)12
(3) 9.5
(4)8.5
(5) None of these

3. 3.5 Ã— (60 Ã· 2.5) = ?
(1) 62
(2)96
(3) 74
(4)88
(5) None of these

4.(4 Ã— 4 Ã— 4 Ã— 4 Ã— 4 Ã— 4)5 Ã— (4 Ã— 4 Ã— 4)8 Ã· (4)3 = (64)?
(1) 17
(2)10
(3) 16
(4)11
(5) None of these

5. 5 Ã— ? = 8484 Ã· 4
(1) 444.2
(2)424.2
(3) 442.2
(4)422.2
(5) None of these

6. 17059 - 2350 + 1936 = Ã— 50
(1) 123.6
(2)132.3
(3) 132.6
(4)123.9
(5) None of these

7. 16% of 550 Ã· ?% of 550 = 2.5
(1) 5.64
(2)8.11
(3) 7.04
(4)6.08
(5) None of these

8. 8648 - 7652 = ? Ã— 40
(1) 24.7
(2)28.9
(3) 27.4
(4)25.9
(5) None of these

9. 22% of 364 - ? = 23
(1) 50.02
(2)57.08
(3) 53.16
(4)59.14
(5) None of these

10. 683-46 - 227.39 - 341.85 = ?
(1) 114.22
(2)141.22
(3) 144.22
(4)112.22
(5) None of these

11. 14.5% of 608 = ?
(1) 88.16
(2)86.18
(3) 81.68
(4)86.88
(5) None of these

12. 840 Ã· 40 Ã· 0.5 = ?
(1) 8.5
(2)21
(3) 10.5
(4)42
(5) None of these

13. 750.0003 Ã· 19.999 = ?
(1) 49
(2)18
(3) 22
(4)45
(5) 38

14. 6888.009 - 487.999 - 87.989 = ?
(1) 6000
(2)6570
(3) 6430
(4)6200
(5) 6310

15. (9.5)2 = ?
(1) 75
(2)90
(3) 125
(4)110
(5) 80

16. 5454 Ã· 54 Ã· 5 = ?
(1) 15
(2)25
(3) 30
(4)20
(5) None of these

17. ? -5 = 2209
(1) 2704
(2) (52)2
(3) 52
(4)52
(5) None of these

18. 3 women and 18 children together take 2 days to complete a piece ofwork. How many will 9 children alone take to complete the piece of work alone can complete the piece of work in 3 days?
(1) 9
(2)7
(3) 5
(4)6
(5) None of these

19. 129. The average weight of 21 boys was recorded as 64 kgs. If the weight of the teacher was added, the average increased by one kg. What was the teachersÂ’ weight?
(1) 86 kgs
(2)64 kgs
(3) 72 kgs
(4)98 kgs
(5) None of these

20. The perimeter of a square is twice the perimeter of a rectangle . If the perimeter of the square is 72 cms and the length of the rectangle is 12 cms, what is the difference between the breadth of the rectangle and the side of the square?
(1) 9 cms
(2)12 cms
(3) 18 cms
(4)3 cms
(5) None of these

English Language

1-5. In each of these questions , two sentences (i) and (ii) are given. Each sentence has a blank in it . Five words (1) ,(2),( 3),(4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one first at both the places in the context of each sentence. Number of that word is the answer.
1. I . Boats take more time going against the ________ of the river.
II . She keeps herself abreast of ________ events.
(1) flow
(2) latest
(3) water
(4) all
(5) current

2. I . While trying to open the door, the ______ broke.
II . It is not difficult to ________ tricky situations.
(1) handle
(2) knob
(3) bracket
(4) overcome
(5) win

3. I . This course teaches you not to _______ to temptations.
II . We hope to increase our ________ of rice this year.
(1) succumb
(2) produce
(3) yield
(4) share
(5) submit

4. I . When you play your radio at high _______, it disturbs others.
II . We have just received a latest ______ of this encyclopedia.
(1) edition
(2) volume
(3) channel
(4) frequency
(5) pitch

5. I . It helps to rinse one's mouth early morning with a _______ of salt and water.
II . You can always refer to this reference material to find the _________ to these problems.
(1) mixture
(3) liquid
(4) fix
(5) solution

6-10. Which of the phrases (1),(2),(3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and 'No correction is required', mark (5) as the answer.

6. In terms with seating capacity, it is the third largest stadium in India.
(1) On terms with
(2) As far as
(3) In respective to terms with
(4) In terms of
(5) No correction required

7. The actor can double for the star if needed be.
(1) if need
(2) if need be
(3) while it is needed
(4) whenever needed be
(5) No correction required

8. The 1982 Asian Games brought about a major change in India.
(1) brought after
(2) bring after
(3) best resulted
(4) bring around
(5) No correction required

9. Tourism, surely has suffered given the huge social unrest in the country.
(1) giving the huge
(2) because to
(3) as the huge
(4) taken the huge
(5) No correction required

10. Combining the ongoing crisis in Europe, the data make a case for a pause in rate hike.
(1) Together
(2) Apart with
(3) Combined with
(4) Combination of
(5) No correction required

11-13. Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning of the word printed in bold
11. clearance
(1) cleaning
(2) permission
(3) sale
(4) remedy
(5) clarity

12. turn
(1) throw
(2) chance
(3) send
(4) transform
(5) rotate

13. potential
(1) intelligence
(2) aptitude
(3) possibility
(4) portion
(5) will

14-15. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold
14. feasible
(1) unattended
(2) physical
(3) practical
(4) unviable
(5) wasteful

15. indifference
(1) interest
(2) difference
(3) ignorance
(4) rule-bound
(5) insignificance

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