# IBPS and Clerk Exam Mental Ability Questions and Answers Paper

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Q. 1. The positions of how many digits in the number 523169 will remain unchanged if the digits within the number are written in ascending order from left to right?

(1) One

(2) Two

(3) Three

(4) Four

Ans: Four

Q. 2. In a certain code, ‘BUILD’ is written as ‘5#31@’ and ‘LIKES’ is written as ‘13_⚹8’ . How is ‘SKID’ written in that code?

(1) 8_⚹@

(2) 8@3_

(3) 8_3@

(4) 83_@

Ans: 8_3@

Q. 3. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘DAREDEVIL’ each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series? (In both forward and backward directions)

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

Ans: More than three

Q. 4. If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the second, the third, the seventh and the eight letters of the word STEADFAST, which of the following will be the second letter of that word? If no such word can be formed, give ‘X’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be formed, give ‘Y’ as the answer.

(1) E

(2) A

(3) T

(4) X

(5) Y

Ans: Y

Q. 5. In a certain code, ‘TASK’ is written as ‘BUJR’ and ‘BIND’ is written as ‘JCCM.’ How is ‘SUIT’ written in that code?

(1) VTSH

(2) VSTH

(3) TRUJ

(4) TRJU

(5) None of these

Ans: None of these

Directions (Q. 6 - 10) : In the following questions, the symbols S, ⚹, \$ , @ and _ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below.

‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller nor greater than Q.’

‘P δ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q.’

‘P _ Q’ means ‘P is either smaller or equal to Q.’

‘P ⚹ Q’ means ‘P is smaller than Q.’

‘P@Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller nor equal to Q.’

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 true? Give answer

(1) if only conclusion I is true.

(2) if only conclusion II is true.

(3) if either conclusion I or II is true.

(4) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

(5) if both conclusions I and II are true.

Q. 6. Statements: W \$ F,

Conclusions: I. II. R \$ W

Ans: if either conclusion I or II is true.

Q. 7. Statements:

Conclusions: I. II.

Ans: if both conclusions I and II are true.

Q. 8. Statements: K_R, R8M,

Conclusions: I. F@R II.

Ans: if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

Q. 9. Statements: B@J, , H _ N

Conclusions: I. N@J II. N@B

Ans: if only conclusion I is true.

Q. 10. Statements: , K_M, M8D

Conclusions: I. D K II. M@T

Ans: if only conclusion II is true.

Directions (Q. 11 - 15) : Study the following arrangement of numbers, letters, and symbols carefully and answer the questions given below:

Q. 11. Which of the following should come in place of question mark (?) in the following series Based on the elements in the above arrangement?

M \$ 7 A# J KUP?

(1) 1 % W

(2) 1 I Q

(3) 1 I W

(4) 1 % Q

Ans: 1 % Q

Q. 12. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is Immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a vowel?

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

Ans: Two

Q. 13. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant but not immediately preceded by a letter?

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three

Ans: One

Q. 14. If the positions of twenty-five elements from the right end are reversed, which of the following will be the sixteenth element from the left end?

(1) Z

(2) P

(3) W

(4) Q

(5) None of these

Ans: None of these

Q. 15. Which of the following is eighth to the left of the twenty- third clement from the left end of the above arrangement?

(1) 9

(2) 1

(3) \$

(4) _

(5) None of these

Ans: None of these