SBI Clerk Prelims Reasoning Question Paper 2021

• Last Updated : 30 May, 2022

Attempting previous year’s questions before the exam will always give you an idea about your preparation and boost your confidence. It also helps you plan your studies for the exam accordingly. Here is the memory-based question with the solution for SBI Clerk prelims 2021.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.

Eight persons- S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z purchased the things one after another. Only one person purchased between W and T who purchased before W. Only three persons purchased between T and Z. Only four persons purchased between W and S who purchased before W. X purchased before Y.  Y does not purchase before U. Only three persons purchased between U and V. V purchased before Z but not after T.

Solution(1-5):

Only one person purchased between W and T who purchased before W. Only three persons purchased between T and Z. Only four persons purchased between W and S who purchased before W. V purchased before Z but not after T.  It means W will be the last one to purchase.

X purchased before Y.  Y does not purchase before U. Only three persons purchased between U and V.

The final arrangement will be:

Q1. Who among the following person purchased immediately before X?
a) V
b) T
c) Z
d) Y
e) S

Solution: e
S purchased immediately before X.

Q2. Four of the five among the following are similar in such a way to form a group, who among the following doesn’t belong to the group?
a) VZ
b) ZS
c) YW
d) UT
e) WX

Solution. e
WX does not belong to the group.

Q3. How many persons purchase before X?
a) Three
b) Two
c) One
d) Four
e) None

Solution: a
Three persons purchase before X.

Q4. Which of the following statement is/are true?
a) No one purchased between Y and W
b) Only one person purchases between W and Z
c) Y purchased before S
d) No one purchased before U
e) T purchased three persons after Z

Solution: a
No one purchased between Y and W statement is true.

Q5. T was purchased as the____ person.
a. Sixth
b. Fifth
c. Fourth
d. Seventh
e. None of these

Solution: a
T was Purchased as the Sixth person.

Directions (6-8): In each of the following questions, the relationship between different elements is shown in the statements followed by two conclusions. Find the conclusion which is definitely true.

a) If only conclusion I is true.
b) If only conclusion II is true.
c) If either conclusion I or II is true.
d) If neither conclusion I nor II is true.
e) If both conclusions, I and II are true.

Q6.

Statements:
P≥Q=R>T=Z≤O
Conclusions:
I. P>T
II. Z<Q

Solution: e

Conclusions:
I. P>T(True)
II. Z<Q(True)
If both conclusions, I and II are true.

Q7.

Statements:
H=K>S≥L<J=V
Conclusions:
H. L≤H
II. S>V

Solution: d

Conclusions:
I. L≤H(False)
II. S>V(False)
If neither conclusion I nor II is true.

Q8.

Statements:
P≥Q≤K≥W=B≥T=Z≤N
Conclusions:
I. K≥T
II. Z=K

Solution: a

Conclusions:
I. K≥T(True)
II. Z=K(False)
If only conclusion I is true.

Directions (9-13): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.

Eight persons- M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T are sitting on the circular table facing the centre. All the information is not necessarily in the same order. Only two persons sit between P and O. N and M are not immediate neighbours. Q sits immediate right of T. M sits second to the right of O. Only one person sits between T and S. P and T are immediate neighbours. R sits second to the right of N.

Solution(9-13):

Q9. Who among the following sits in immediate right of S?
a) Q
b) T
c) N
d) R
e) None of these
Solution: c
N sits immediate right of S.

Q10. Who among the following person sits opposite T?
a. M
b. Q
c. R
d. O
e. N
Solution: d
O sits opposite T.

Q11. If T is related to P and M is related to R in a certain way. Who among the following is related to N?
a. T
b.Q
c. S
d. O
e. None of these
Solution: d
O related to N.

Q12. How many persons are sitting between P and S when counted to the right of P?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four
e. None
Solution: b
When counted to the right of P, Two persons sit between P and S.

Q13. Which of the following statement(s) is/are True?
a. Only three persons sit between M and N
b. Q sits second to the right of N
c. P sits opposite O
d. S and Q are not immediate neighbours
e. O sits immediate left of R
Solution: e
O sits immediate left of R.

Directions (14-16): Study the following statements and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) If either I or II follows
d) If neither I nor II follows
e) If both I and II follows

Q14.

Statements:
Few Cake are Bank.
Some Pen is Plaza.
No Bank is Pen.
Conclusions:
I. Some Banks are not Plaza.
II. Some Cake can never be Pen.

Solution: b
If only conclusion II follows.

Q15.

Statements:
Only a few white is blue.
Some blue is yellow.
No green is yellow.
Conclusions:
I. All green are white is a possibility.
II. Some blue are White is a possibility.

Solution: a
If only conclusion I follows.

Q16.

Statements:
No Tiger are Cow.
Few Rat is Tiger.
Each Elephant is Cow.
Conclusions:
I. All Elephant is Rat.
II. Some Elephant is not Tiger.

Solution: b
If only conclusion II follows.

Directions (17-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.

Eight persons- J, K, L, M, N, O, P, and Q are sitting in the linear row facing the north direction but not necessarily in the same order. L sits sixth to the left of M. N and L sit adjacent to each other. K sits third to the right of N. O and M are sitting adjacent to each other. J sits fifth to the left of O. P and J are not sitting adjacent to each other.

Solution(17-20):

L sits sixth to the left of M. O and M are sitting adjacent to each other. J sits fifth to the left of O. Hence O is at the rightmost place.

N and L sit adjacent to each other. K sits third to the right of N. P and J are not sitting adjacent to each other.

Final arrangement:

Q17. As many person sits between J and L as the persons who sit between O and ___?
a) K
b) Q
c) P
d) N
e) None of the above
Solution: c
As many people sit between J and L as the persons sit between O and P.

Q18. Which of the following statement is true?
a) K sits immediate left of P
b) No one sits between N and Q
c) More than two persons sit to the right of M
d) L sits second to the left of Q
e) None of the statements is false
Solution: a
K sits immediate left of P is true.

Q19. How many persons sit between K and L?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four
e. None
Solution: c
Three persons sit between K and L.

Q20. Who among the following person sits third from the right end?
a. M
b. P
c. O
d. Q
e. J
Solution: b
P sits third from the right end.

Directions (21-25): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

2 I 0 M 4 @ 8 W 7 ^ X \$ 3 A & D K %* O 1 B 9 E ! U

Q21. Which element is 5th to the left of the element which is 18th from the right end?
a) 4
b) W
c) M
d) X
e) 8
Solution: c
M is 5th to the left of the element is 18th from the right end.

Q22. Which element is 4th to the right of the element which is 8th from the left end?
a) 3
b) X
c) M
d) \$
e) 8
Solution: d
\$ is 4th to the right of the element is 8th from the left end

Q23. What would come at the question mark in the following sequence?
M4       W7     \$3        ?
a) &D
b) KD
c) DK
d) &%
e) O1
Solution: c
DK is following the sequence.

Q24. How many numbers are there in the above series which are followed by symbol and preceded by vowel?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) None
Solution: e
No number is there in the above series is followed by symbols and preceded by vowels.

Q25. 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?
a) M8@
b) WX^
c) XA3
d) &*%
e) O9B
Solution: d
&*% does not belong to that group.

Directions (26-28): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions:

M person from Point M walks towards the south direction, after walking 8km he reaches point N where he turns to the left and walks for 4km to reach point O where he turns to the right, walks for 5km to reach point P where he turns to the east direction and walks 8m to reach point Q where he turns to the left and walks 5km to reach point R where he turns to the right and walks 4km to reach point S then finally turn to the north and walks for 8km to reach point T.

Solution(26-28):

Q26.  What is the direction of Q with respect to N?
a) South-west
b) North-east
c) South-east
d) North-west
e) South
Solution: c
Southeast direction of Q with respect to N.

Q27. What is the direction and distance of T with respect to M?
a) 15km towards east
b) 16km towards west
c) 14km towards west
d) 15km towards west
e) 16km towards east
Solution: e
16km towards east direction and distance of T with respect to M.

Q28. What is the direction of T with respect to O?
a) South-west
b) South-east
c) North-east
d) North-west
e) South
Solution: c
The north-east direction of T with respect to O.

Q29. How many pairs of letters are there in the word “MICROTEC” each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series (both forward and backward direction)?

a. One
b. Two
c. Four
d. None
e. Three
Solution: b

Two pairs of letters are in the word.

Directions (30-34): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions

Ten persons are sitting in the two parallel rows and facing each other. In row1, M, N, O, P, and Q are facing south. In row2- G, H, I, J, and K are facing north. All the information is not necessarily in the same order.  Only one person sits between J and G.M sits second to the right of O.  I sits third to the left of J. M neither sits opposite to G nor I. O and P are immediate neighbors. Q sits to the left of N. H neither sits opposite to M nor Q. The number of persons sitting between K and J is the same as between N and Q.

Solution(30-34):

Q30. How many people sit to the left of Q?
a. Three
b. Two
c. One
d. None
e. Four
Solution: e
Four people sit to the left of Q.

Q31. Four of the five among the following are similar in such a way to form a group, who among the following doesn’t belong to the group?
a) I
b) The one who sits second to the right of K
c) N
d) O
e) Q
Solution: e
Q doesn’t belong to the group.

Q32. Who among the following person sits opposite K?
a. The one who sits immediate left of Q
b. The one who sits immediate right of O
c. N
d. P
e. O
Solution: a
The One who sits immediate left of Q.

Q33. Who among the following person sits in the immediate right of P?
a. O
b. M
c. One who sits immediate right of Q
d. Q
e. None of these
Solution: b
M person sits immediate right of P.

Q34. How many people sit to the right of G?
a) Three
b) Two
c) One
d) None
e) Four
Solution: a
Three people sit the right of G.

Q35. Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G   have different heights. C is taller than only D. A is taller than B and F but not the tallest. G is taller than E, who is not shorter than A. how many persons are taller than A?

a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) None of these
Solution: b
Two persons are taller than A.

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