(Download) IBPS : Recruitment of Specialist Officers Exam Paper Held On 11.03.2012 - Reasoning

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Common Written Examination (CWE)
Recruitment in Specialist Officers

Exam Paper of IBPS Specialist Officers Held On 11.03.2012

Test I (Reasoning)

1. In a certain code ‘TREAMWORK’ is written as ‘NBFUJQNV’ and ‘SOME’ is written as ‘PTDL’. How is ‘PERSON’ written in that code?

(a) QDOOPT
(b) QDOMNR
(c) SFQMNR
(d) SFQOPT
(e) None of these

2. How many such pairs of letters are three in the word ‘SUBSTANCE’ each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as in the English alphabets?

(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

3. How many meaningful English words, not ending with ‘D’ can be made with the third, the fifth, the seventh and the ninth letters of the word ‘STEADFAST’ using each letter only once in each word?

(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

4. In a certain code ‘BASKET’ is written as ‘5$3%#1’ and ‘THIRD’ is written as ‘14*#2’. How is ‘SKIRT’ written in that code?

(a) 3%*41
(b) 3/%41
(c) 3%#41
(d) 3#4%1
(e) None of these

5. The positions of the first and the fifth digits of the number 81943275 are interchanged. Similarly the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on till the fourth and the eight digits. Which of the following will be the third digit from the right end after the rearrangement?

(a) 1
(b) 9
(c) 2
(d) 4
(e) None of these

Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:

M3 # R A T 1 E J $ K @ F U 5 4 V I 6©D 8 * G B 7 δ 2 W

6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their position in the above arrangement and so form a  group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

(a) T E R
(b) U4 @
(c) 6 D V
(d) J 1 K
(e) N δ *

7. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a letter but not immediately followed by a letter?

(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

8. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement? R T 1 $ @ F

(a) 8 * H
(b) 8 H N
(c) 8 H 7
(d) D * H
(e) None of these

9. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a letter?

(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

10. Which of the following is the seventh to the left of the twentieth from the left end of the above arrangement?

(a) V
(b) @
(c) δ
(d) ©
(e) None of these

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