## IBPS – Clerk Preliminary Exam Call Letter 2017

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**Name of Postings – **Clerk

**Age Limit**

- 20 – 28 years (Not earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997)

**Age Relaxation**

- SC/ST ->
**5 years** - OBC ->
**3 years** - Persons With Benchmark Disabilities ->
**10 years** - Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen -> actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
- Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried ->
**9 years** - Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 ->
**5 years** - Persons affected by 1984 riots ->
**5 years** - Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) ->
**5 years**

**Date to Note**

- Date for Online Application & online payment
**12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017**

**Qualification**

- A
**Degree**(Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. **Computer Literacy**: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

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**Exam Syllabus**

* Number denote : Number of questions*

**Reasoning**

Logical Reasoning : 5 – 10

Syllogism : 5

Blood Relations : 5

Input Output : 5

Coding Decoding : 5

Alphanumeric Series : 5

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test : 5

Data Sufficiency : 5

Coded Inequalities : 5

Seating Arrangement : 10

Puzzle : 5

Tabulation : 5

**Quantitative Aptitude**

Simplification : 5

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage : 3

Number Systems : 3

Profit & Loss : 2

Mixtures & Alligations : 1-2

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices : 1-2

Work & Time : 2

Time & Distance : 2

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere : 1-2

Sequence & Series : 5

Permutation, Combination & Probability : 5

Data Interpretation : 15

**English**

Reading Comprehension : 10

Cloze Test : 10

Fill in the blanks : 5

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting : 5

Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction : 5

Para jumbles : 5

Miscellaneous : 5

**Computer**

History and Generation of Computers

Introduction to Computer Organisation

Computer Memory

Computer Hardware and I/O Devices

Computer Software

Computer Languages

Operating System

Computer Network

Internet

MS Office Suit and Short cut keys

Basics of DBMS

Number System and Conversions

Computer and Network Security

**General / Financial Awareness**

**1) General Awareness**

Knowledge of Current Events

Sports

History

Geography

Culture

Indian Constitution

News about Technology & Research

News on India and its Neighbouring Countries

**2) Financial Awareness **

Marketing Aptitude

Economy

Banking & Finance

**Exam Patterns**

* Note : Final selection based on Mains score only *

## Questions Asked In IBPS RRB Assistant Prelims 2017

**IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam (17 ^{th} Sep 2017) Slot-1:**

**Number Series:**

**1). 6,8,13,23,?,66** **Logic:** Difference of Difference 3, 5, 7 **Answer:** 40

**2). 7,8,18,57,232,?** **Logic:** *1+1 ,*2+ 2, *3+3 **Answer:** 1165

**3). 8,5,6,10,21,?** **Logic:***0.5 +1, *1+1, *1.5 +1 **Answer:** 53.5

**4). 4,18,46,102,?,438** **Logic:** difference 14,28,56 **Answer:** 214

**5). 109,110,102,129,65,?** **Logic:** Difference of +1^{3}, -2^{3}, +3^{3}, -4^{3}, +5^{3} **Answer:** 190

**IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam (17 ^{th} Sep 2017) Slot-2:**

**Number Series:**

**1). 7, 7, 10, 18, ? 57** **Logic**: Difference of Difference: 3, 5, 7**Answer:** **33**

**2). 7, 8, 16, 43, 107, ?**Logic: Difference of 1^{3}, 2^{3}, 3^{3}, 4^{3}, 5^{3}**Answer:** **232**

**3).98, 111, 85, 137, ? 241**Logic: Difference of: +13, -26, +52, -104, +208**Answer:** **33**

**4).6, 5, 8, 21, 80, ?**Logic: 6×1-1, 5×2-2, 8×3-3, 21×4-4, 80×5-5**Answer:** **395**

**5).10, 4, 3, 3.5, 6 ,?**Logic: 10×0.5-1, 4×1-1, 3×1.5+1, 3.5×2-1, 6×2.5-1**Answer:** **14**

**IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam (17 ^{th} Sep 2017) Slot-3:**

**Number Series:**

**1). 7, 6, 10, 36, 280, ?**

**Solution:**

7 × 1 – 1 = 7 – 1 = 8

6 × 2 – 2 = 12 – 2 = 10

10 × 4 – 4 = 40 – 4 = 36

36 × 8 – 8 = 288 – 8 = 280

280 × 16 – 16 = 4480 – 16 = 4464

**Answer: 4464**

**2). 6, 4, 77, 294, 806, ?**

**3). 4, 7, 16, 43, 124, ?**

**Solution:**

Add multiples of 3

4 + 3 = 7

7 + 9 (3 × 3) = 16

16 + 27(9 × 3) = 43

43 + 81(27 × 3) = 124

124 + 243 (81 × 3) = 367

**Answer: 367**

**4). 69, 67, 62, 52, ?**

**Solution**

-2…………-5………..-10………..-17

……+3………….+5…………+7

**Answer : 35**

**5). 13, 7, 8, 13.5, 29, ?**

**Solution:**

13 ×0.5 + 0.5 = 7

7 × 1 + 1 = 8

8 × 1.5 + 1.5 = 13.5

13.5 × 2 + 2 = 29

29 × 2.5 + 2.5 = 75

**Answer: 75**

__Coding-Decoding__**:**

Letter : R A T K F Q E P J I M U D H

Digit/Symbol Code: 3 @ 2 1 9 4 C % 5 8 $ 6 7 #

Conditions:

(i) If the first letter is a consonant and the last letter is a vowel, their codes are to be interchanged.

(ii) If both the first and the last letters are vowels, both are to be coded as *..

(iii) If both the first and the last letters are consonants, both are to be coded as the code for the last letter.

__Alphabet Series:__

1). How many such pair of letters are there in the word “JUSTICE” each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English Alphabet series ?

2). A,B,C and D are four friends. C have toffies more than A. D have toffies more than A and B. Then who have the second highest number of toffies with them.

__Seating Arrangements:__

S,T,U,V,W,X & Y are sitting in a straight line and all are facing north but not in same order. T sits third to the right of X. More than one person sit to the right of T. W sits second to the left of Y. Y is not an immediate neighbor of T. More than one person sit between Y and S. Only Two person sit between S and U. V is not an immediate neighbor of X.

__Puzzle:__

H,I,J,K,L,M and N are living in a seven store building. The lowermost floor is numbered one and the topmost floor is numbered seven. K lives in a even numbered floor below 6th floor. There are only tw floors between M and K. M lives in one of the floor above K. H lives immediately above J, who lives in an odd numbered floor. Number of floors above M is same as below Y. L lives immediately above N.

Floor |
Person |

7 | M |

6 | H |

5 | J |

4 | K |

3 | L |

2 | N |

1 | I |

**IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam (17 ^{th} Sep 2017) Slot-4:**

**Number Series:**

**1). 2, 6, 22, 86, 342,?**

**Solution:**

Add multiples of 4

2 + 4 = 6

6 + 16(4 ×4) = 22

22 + 64 (16×4) = 86

86 + 256 (64 × 4) = 342

342 + 1024 (256 × 4) = 1366

**Answer: 1366**

**2). 2, 3, 8, 36, 296, ?**

**Solution:**

2 × 1 + 1 = 3

3 × 2 + 2 = 8

8 × 4 + 4 = 36

36 × 8 + 8 = 296

296 × 16 + 16 = 4752

**Answer: 4752**

**3).266, 267, 240, 365, ?, 751**

**Solution:**

266 + 1^{3 }= 267

267 – 3^{3}(27) = 240

240 + 5^{3}(125) = 365

365 – 7^{3}(343) = 22

22 + 9^{3}(729) = 725

**Answer: 22**

**4). 17, 8, 7, 9, 16,?**

**Solution:**

17×0.5 – 0.5 = 8

8 × 1 – 1 = 7

7 × 1.5 – 1.5 = 9

9 × 2 – 2 = 16

16 × 2.5 – 2.5 = 37.5

**Answer: 37.5**

**5). 78, 78, 75, 67, ?, 28**

**Solution:**

-0…………-3………..-8………..-15…………-24

……+3………….+5…………+7………..+9…….

**Answer: 52**

**Data Interpretation:**

Table shows the pastries sold on different days by different bakeries:

P | Q | R | S | T | |

Tuesday | 34 | 39 | 48 | 42 | 45 |

Wednesday | 46 | 59 | 50 | 47 | 40 |

Thursday | 34 | 42 | 49 | 41 | 38 |

Friday | 48 | 48 | 59 | 49 | 42 |

Saturday | 49 | 40 | 50 | 47 | 44 |

1) Find the ratio of pastries sold on Tuesday and Wednesday together by bakery P to the pastries sold Wednesday and Thursday together by bakery S.

- a) 14 : 13
- b) 9 : 11
- c) 10 : 11
- d) 9 : 13
- e) 10 : 13

2) Find the difference between the pastries sold on Saturday and Friday together by bakery S and the pastries sold by bakery T on same days.

- 12
- 10
- 14
- 18
- 11

3) If 40% of pastries sold by bakery R on Sunday compared to previous day, then find the number of pastries sold on Sunday by bakery R.

- 68
- 75
- 72
- 71
- 70

4) pastries sold by shop Q and R together on Saturday is what percent of the pastries sold on Tuesday by bakery T?

- 280%
- 300%
- 150%
- 200%
- 250%

5) What is the average of the pastries sold by bakery Q, R and S on Thursday?

- 44
- 42
- 41
- 45
- 46

**Solution for Data Interpretation**:

**1) c**

Required ratio=80 : 88=10 : 11

**2) b**

Difference=96-86=10

**3) e**

Number of pastries sold by bakery R on Sunday=50×140/100=70

**4) d**

Required percentage=90/45×100=200%

**5) a**

Average=(42+49+41)/3=44

**Simplification:**

1) 4 2/3+3 2/9-2 1/9=?

- 6 1/7
- 3 3/7
- 5 1/9
- 4 11/13
- 5 7/9

2) 5688+3878-2344=?÷2

- 3422
- 3611
- 3512
- 3432
- 3621

3) 5/6×2.4×7+20=?

- 38
- 36
- 34
- 37
- 40

4) (12×8-9×7)=?×3

- 10
- 11
- 9
- 15
- 14

5) 14% of 250+?% of 80=195

- 200
- 180
- 230
- 210
- 190

__Answers for Simplification__

**1) e**

**2) b**

5688+3878-2344=?÷2

7222/2=?

3611

**3) c**

5/6×2.4×7+20=?

?=34

**4) b**

(12×8-9×7)=?×3

33/3=?

?=11

**5) a**

14% of 250+?% of 80=195

35+?%×80=195

?=(160×100)/80=200

**Alphabet Series**

How many such pair of letters are there in the word “WEIGHTS” each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English Alphabet series ?

**Seating Arrangements**

Seven persons A,B,D,E,F,G and H are sitting in a straight line facing north. G sits immediate to the right of D. B sits second to the right of H. More than three persons sits between G and F. B and F are not immediate neighbors. E is not an immediate neighbor of B and G. E sits right of F.

**Puzzle**

Seven persons H, I, J, K, L, M and N lives in a seven storeyed building. The topmost floor is numbered seven and the lower most floor is numbered one. K lives below the third floor. Three persons live between K and I. N lives immediately below J. J lives in an even numbered floor. M lives immediately below H.

Floor |
Person |

7 | H |

6 | M |

5 | I |

4 | J |

3 | N |

2 | L |

1 | K |