# Simple GI & Reasoning – Paper VI – WBCS Main Question Paper

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###### WBCS GI & Reasoning

Video explanations are given at the end of every year questions.

## WBCS Main Question Paper – 2022

17. Find the wrong number in the following series:

16, 14, 24, 66, 250, 1270

(A) 250

(B) 66

(C) 16

(D) 1270

24. The 30th term of the sequence ½, 1, ³⁄, …

(A) 15

(B) 1

(C) ²⁹⁄

(D) ³¹⁄

34. At 12 pm both hands of a wall clock, placed normally on the wall, point to the North. In which direction the hour will be point at 3 am?

(A) East

(B) West

(C) South

(D) North

38. Find the number of triangles in the given figure.

(A) 18

(B) 20

(C) 24

(D) None of the above

64. If

(A) 7

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 5

85. In a Zoo, there are lions and parrots. If counted, there are 100 heads and 290 legs. How many parrots are there?

(A) 55

(B) 65

(C) 45

(D) 75

86. Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

QRASTTUVXEIIHJKOLMOOCPS

If we drop all the vowels from above series, then the middle position occupied by

(A) X

(B) H

(C) J

(D) V

94. What should come in place of the question mark?

7, 8, 18, ?, 232, 1165

(A) 84

(B) 42

(C) 57

(D) 36

118. How many triangles are there in the following figure?

(A) 19

(B) 21

(C) 27

(D) 30

143. Hospital is 12 km towards east of Rupin’s house. His school is 5 km towards south of Hospital. What is the shortest distance between Rupin’s house and school?

(A) 16 km

(B) 17 km

(C) 12 km

(D) 13 km

147. If the value of the letter A is 1, B is 2 and so on and the word BAT = 23, then the value of the word DISCIPLINE is

(A) 100

(B) 110

(C) 250

(D) 150

158. In the given Venn diagram, the triangle represents female graduates, small circle represents self-employed females and the big circle represents self-employed females with bank loan facility. Which number represents non-graduate self-employed females with bank loan facilities?

(A) 2

(B) 9

(C) 6

(D) 1

177. How many times will the hands of a clock cross each other in a day?

(A) 24

(B) 23

(C) 22

(D) 25

186. All students of a class like Horlicks, Maltova or Viva. Number of students who like only Horlicks and Maltova, only Maltova and Viva and only Horlicks and Viva are equal to twice the number of students who like all the three health drinks. Number of students who like only Horlicks, only Maltova and only Viva are all equal to thrice the number of students who like all three. If four students like all the three health drinks, then find the number of students in the class.

(A) 64

(B) 48

(C) 68

(D) 52

193. Find the angle between the two hands of a clock at 2:30 pm.

(A) 100°

(B) 105°

(C) 210°

(D) 70°

## WBCS Main Question Paper – 2021

1. ulna: forearm :: tibia :  ?

(A) leg

(B) hip

(C) hand

(D) thigh

1. DDT is related to Abbreviation in the same way as LASER is related to

(A) Antithesis

(B) Acronym

(C) Epigram

(D) Epithet

1. If the 5th day of a particular month is Wednesday then what will be the 23rd day?

(A) Saturday

(B) Sunday

(C) Monday

(D) Tuesday

1. Direction: Study the following sequence of letters, digits and symbols carefully:

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If the first seventeen elements are written in reverse order followed by the next eleven elements, which element would be the fifth to the right of E?

(A) 5

(B) 6

(C) G

(D) ?

1. Suppose yesterday is not Sunday. Which of the following day cannot be the day after tomorrow?

(A) Monday

(B) Tuesday

(C) Wednesday

(D) Thursday

1. If the letters of the word RAMAKRISHNA are rearranged according to English alphabetical order, how many letters will remain in the same position after the rearrangement?

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

1. Direction: In each of the following questions, there is a certain relationship between two given words on one side of :: and one word is given on the other side of :: ; while another word is to be selected from the given alternatives.

Glucose : Carbohydrates :: Soyabean: ?

(A) Proteins

(B) Vitamins

(C) Minerals

(D) Fibre

1. The positions of 5th and 12th letters of the word ‘GLORIFICATIONS’ are interchanged; and likewise the positions of 4th and 14th, 3rd and 10th letters, 2nd and 11th letters and 1st and 13th letters are interchanged. Which of the following will be the 12th letter from right end?

(A) F

(B) O

(C) R

(D) T

1. Direction: In each of the following questions, there is a certain relationship between two given words on one side of :: and one word is given on the other side of :: ; while another word is to be selected from the given alternatives.

Qwartz : Radio :: Gypsum : ?

(A) Glass

(B) Porcelain

(C) Cement

(D) Powder

1. Direction: Study the following sequence of letters, digits and symbols carefully:

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The product of the number of digits and the number of symbols is

(A) 49

(B) 56

(C) 63

(D) 70

1. Direction: In the Venn diagram given below number of Bengali students of age 18 attending certain online courses during complete lockdown is as follows:

The square represents the students who are learning Spanish, the triangle is for those who are learning music and the circle is for those who are learning photography. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

What approximately is the percentage of students who are learning all the things?

(A) 8

(B) 9

(C) 10

(D) 11

1. Direction: In each of the following questions, there is a certain relationship between two given words on one side of :: and one word is given on the other side of :: ; while another word is to be selected from the given alternatives.

Jeopardy : Peril :: Jealousy : ?

(A) Envy

(B) Insecurity

(C) Lust

(D) Sin

1. Direction: In the Venn diagram given below number of Bengali students of age 18 attending certain online courses during complete lockdown is as follows:

The square represents the students who are learning Spanish, the triangle is for those who are learning music and the circle is for those who are learning photography. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

How many students are enrolled in Spanish?

(A) 120

(B) 130

(C) 140

(D) 150

1. Study the Venn diagram given below:

(1) Rectangle represents males.

(2) Triangle represents educated.

(3) Circle represents urban.

(4) Square represents civil servants.

Which of the following is neither a civil servant nor educated but is urban and male?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 12

1. Choose a similar pair to the given pair.

Given pair: 11: 1210

(A) 6:216

(B) 7:1029

(C) 8:448

(D) 9:729

1. Choose the number from the given alternatives which different from others.

(A) 7

(B) 15

(C) 31

(D) 57

1. Firm is related to Flabby in the same way as Piquant is related to

(A) Bland

(B) Salty

(C) Pleasant

(D) Small

1. Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary.

1. Spruce

2. Spume

3. Spree

4. Spurt

5. Sprawl

(A) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(B) 1, 5, 3, 4, 2

(C) 5, 3, 1, 2, 4

(D) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

1. Direction: In the Venn diagram given below number of Bengali students of age 18 attending certain online courses during complete lockdown is as follows:

The square represents the students who are learning Spanish, the triangle is for those who are learning music and the circle is for those who are learning photography, Study the diagram and answer the questions.

What approximately is the percentage of students who are learning only two things?

(A) 41

(B) 42

(C) 43

(D) 44

1. Entomology : insect :: ornithology : ?

(A) plant

(B) fish

(C) reptile

(D) bird

1. In a shop, there were dolls of different heights A, B, C and D. D is neither as tall as A nor as short as C, B is shorter than D but taller than C. If someone wants to purchase the tallest doll, which one should he/she purchase?

(A) Only A

(B) Only D

(C) Either A or B

(D) Either B or D

1. Direction: Study the following sequence of letters, digits and symbols carefully:

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Which of the following elements will be the seventh to the right of the tenth element from your right in the above sequence?

(A) R

(B) +

(C) 9

(D) 2

1. In a certain code ‘a friend of mine’ is written as ‘4916’, ‘mine lot of metal’ is written as ‘3109’ and ‘a piece of metal’ is coded as ‘7163’. How can ‘673’ be written in same coding system?

(A) A metal piece

(B) Metal for friend

(D) None of the above

1. Sanjeev walks 10 metres towards the south. Turning to left, he walks 20 metres and then moved to right. After moving a distance of 20 metres, he turns to the right and walks another 20 metres. Finally, he again turns to the right and moves a distance of 10 metres. How far and in which direction is he from the starting point?

(A) 10 metres, North

(B) 20 metres, South

(C) 20 metres, North

(D) 10 metres, South

1. Which of the following is same as Emancipate, Free, Release?

(A) Liberate

(B) Quit

(C) Pardon

(D) Ignore

1. EGIK is related to WUSQ in the same way as DFHJ is related to ______.

(A) BDFH

(B) ECGF

(C) SQOMM

(D) XVTR

1. Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the set of numbers from four alternatives, that is similar to the given set.

Given set: (63, 49, 35 )

(A) (72, 40, 24)

(B) (72, 48, 24)

(C) (64, 40, 28)

(D) (81,63, 45)

1. Direction: Study the following sequence of letters, digits and symbols carefully:

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How many symbols are there in the sequence that are immediately followed by a digit and preceded by a letter?

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

1. Find the odd one out:

Measles, Rubella, Pneumonia, Rabies

(A) Measles

(B) Rubella

(C) Pneumonia

(D) Rabies

1. In a certain code language AMITABH is written as AABHIMT and DHARMENDRA is written as AADDEHMNRR. How will MITHUN be written in that code language?

(A) HIMNTU

(B) HINMTU

(C) IHMNTU

(D) HIMNUT

1. Consider the sequence of dates given below

6|12|71, 2|1|72, 29|1|72, 25|2|72, …..

What is the next term of the sequence?

(A) 22|3|72

(B) 23|3|72

(C) 24|3|72

(D) 25|3|72

1. Direction: In the Venn diagram given below number of Bengali students of age 18 attending certain online courses during complete lockdown is as follows:

The square represents the students who are learning Spanish, the triangle is for those who are learning music and the circle is for those who are learning photography. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

The number of students learning photography is how much more/less than the students who are learning Spanish?

(A) 10 more

(B) 10 less

(C) 20 more

(D) 20 less

1. Anthropology is related to Man in the same way as Anthology is related to ________.

(A) Nature

(B) Trees

(C) Apes

(D) Poems

1. Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the set of numbers from four alternatives, that is similar to the given set.

Given set (21, 51, 15)

(A) (21, 30, 51)

(B) (21, 35, 41)

(C) (21, 51, 42)

(D) (21, 91, 35)

1. Direction: In the Venn diagram given below number of Bengali students of age 18 attending certain online courses during complete lockdown is as follows:

The square represents the students who are learning Spanish, the triangle is for those who are learning music and the circle is for those who are learning photography. Study the diagram and answer the questions.

(A) 48

(B) 49

(C) 50

(D) 51

1. Choose the number which is similar to a given set.

Given set: 363, 489, 579

(A) 562.

(B) 471

(C) 382

(D) 281

## WBCS Main Question Paper – 2020

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. If we write the letters of the above series in the reverse order which letter is the middlemost ?

(A) K

(B) V

(C) R

(D) A

Direction : Suppose the following words Man, Men, Machine, Method, Methodical, Make, Mentor, Map are arranged according to dictionary rule.

1. Which of them will be at the start ?

(A) Man

(B) Map

(C) Make

(D) Machine

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. The number of vowels that are absent in the above series is

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

1. The 5th term in the following series :

ab² + bc² + cd² + ……. + to 25th terms will be

(A) de²

(B) ef²

(C) fx²

(D) c²f

1. If all the letters of the word RATIONALISATION are written according to the alphabetical order, which letter will be farthest from the first letter ?

(A) T

(B) L

(C) R

(D) N

1. If the letters in the word “PSCEXAM” are rearranged according to the English alphabetical order, how many letter(s) will remain in the same position after the rearrangement ?

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

1. It the letters in the word “PSCEXAM” are rearranged according to the reverse English alphabetical order, how many letter(s) will remain in the same position after the rearrangement ?

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 2

(D) 3

1. If Pamela ranks seventeenth in a class of thirty-one, what is her rank from the last ?

(A) 12

(B) 14

(C) 15

(D) 16

Direction : Suppose the day after tomorrow is NOT Saturday

1. Which of the following day CANNOT be the day before yesterday ?

(A) Sunday

(B) Monday

(C) Tuesday

(D) Wednesday

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. How many vowels are there in the above series which are immediately preceded by a consonant ?

(A) 6

(B) 7

(C) 8

(D) 9

1. In a certain code language PREMONITION being coded as 68530492901, you will write MONITOR as :

(A) 3059205

(B) 3042900

(C) 3049203

(D) 3049208

Direction : Suppose the following words

Man, Men, Machine, Method, Methodical, Make, Mentor, Map

are arranged according to dictionary rule.

1. Which of them will be at the end ?

(A) Men

(B) Method

(C) Methodical

(D) Mentor

1. In a certain code language

1 2 3 means ‘sober nice lady’

3 5 6 means ‘nice sunny day’

5 8 9 means ‘a rainy day’

Which of the following numeral stands for ‘sunny’ ?

(A) 3

(B) 5

(C) 6

(D) 9

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. If we drop all the vowels from the above series which letter will be in the middle position ?

(A) K

(B) V

(C) B

(D) R

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. The difference between the number of consonants and the number of vowels in the above series is

(A) 10

(B) 13

(C) 17

(D) 25

1. If words : language then line : ________

(A) mathematics

(B) figure

(C) algebra

(D) geometry

1. Soldiers serve their country. There are four references. Choose the correct one.

(A) Those who serve their country are soldiers.

(B) Women do not serve their country as the they are not soldiers.

(C) Men generally serve their country.

(D) Some men who are soldiers serve their country.

1. How many 3-letter words with or without meaning, can be formed out of the letters of the word ‘LOGARITHMS’, if repetition of letters is not allowed ?

(A) 720

(B) 420

(C) 5040

(D) 256

1. All fish can swim. No fish can walk. So nothing that can walk, swims

(A) Inference is true

(B) Inference is false

(C) Inference is probably true

(D) Inference is probably false

1. Mr. and Mrs. Basu live in a house only with their children. They have three sons and each of the sons has exactly one sister. How many persons live in that house ?

(A) 6

(B) 7

(C) 8

(D) 9

1. At 3 pm the minute hand of a wall clock, placed normally on the wall, points to the West. In which direction the hour hand will point at 9 am ?

(A) East

(B) West

(C) South

(D) North

1. If the given interchanges namely : signs + and ÷ and numbers 6 and 3 are made in signs and numbers, which one of the following four equations would be correct ?

(A) 6 + 3 ÷ 3 = 3

(B) 3 ÷ 6 + 2 = 5

(C) 3 + 6 ÷ 4 = 6

(D) 6 + 3 ÷ 5 = 7

Direction : Suppose the day after tomorrow is NOT Saturday

1. Which of the following day CANNOT be the day after yesterday ?

(A) Thursday

(B) Monday

(C) Tuesday

(D) Wednesday

1. At 12 pm both hands of a wall clock, placed normally on the wall, point to the South. In which direction the hour hand will point at 9 am ?

(A) East

(B) West

(C) South

(D) North

1. ______ vegetable :: wheat _______

Which one of the following is the correct pair ?

(A) plant, cake

(B) barley, flour

(C) cabbage, corn

(D) leaves, rice

1. Which of the following words can be formed using only the letters of the word “PSCEXAMINATION” ? (When framing a word you can use any letter at most the number of time/ times it appears in the above word.)

(A) SCIENCE

(B) MOTHER

(C) MSCEXAMINATION

(D) STEPIN

Direction : Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the question based on it.

GAGHUTAAKHGAOYYDKKVRABICDDCRFFAHAHAIH

1. The sum of the number of consonants and the number of vowels in the above series is

(A) 35

(B) 36

(C) 37

(D) 38

## WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

1. Find out wrong term :

380, 188, 92, 48, 20, 8, 2

(A) 8

(B) 20

(C) 48

(D) 188

1. Find the next term in the series : BMO, EOQ, IIQS  ?

(A) KSU

(B) LMN

(C) SOV

(D) SOW

1. Vigilant : Alert : : Viable : ?

(A) Active

(B) Hopeless

(C) Feasible

(D) Useful

1. Fog :.Visibility : : AIDS : ?

(A) Health

(B) Resistance

(C) Virus

(D) Death

1. Infrared is to Heat as Ultraviolet is to ——

(A) Cancer

(B) Blisters

(C) Mutation

(D) Ozone

Select the letter pair that has the same relationship as the original pair of words. (109-115)

1. Sip : Gulp

(A) Touch : Push

(B) Cup : Class

(C) Tent : Hut

(D) Soup : Water

1. Deplete : Enervate

(A) Tighten : Loosen

(B) Exhaust : Enfeeble

(C) Invigorate : Tired

(D) Strengthen : Weak

1. Lugubrious : Sorrowful

(A) Lustrous : Luscious

(B) Frenzied : Excited

(C) Credible : Incredible

1. Incandescent : Glowing

(A) Flash : Flame

(B) Tedious : Bore

(C) Boor : Oafish

(D) Indefatigable : Untiring

1. Annihilation : Fire : : Cataclysm : ?

(A) Emergency

(B) Tribulation

(C) Anxiety

(D) Flood

1. Paw : Cat : : Hoof : ?

(A) Horse

(B) Lion

(C) Lamb

(D) Elephant

1. MAN : PDQ : : WAN : ?

(A) NAW

(B) ZDQ

(C) YDQ

(D) YQD

1. Choose the word which is the least like the other words in the group

(A) Copper

(B) Zinc

(C) Brass

(D) Aluminium

1. Choose out the odd one

(A) Phi

(B) Gamma

(C) Peso

(D) Beta

1. Choose out the odd one

(A) Autocracy

(B) Bureaucracy

(C) Diplomacy

(D) Theocracy

1. Find the odd one.

(A) CALORIC

(B) DRUID

(C) ELOPE

(D) FRETFUL

1. Choose the word different from the rest.

(A) Tibia

(B) Cortex

(C) Cranium

(D) Cerebellum

Directions (Question Nos. 135 – 138) :

Choose the letter of the region which correctly represents the statement.

1. Chinese who are painters but not Musicians —

(A) b

(B) c

(C) d

(D) g

1. Painters who are neither Chinese non Musicians —

(A) b

(B) c

(C) f

(D) g

1. Chinese who are Musicians but not Painters —

(A) d

(B) c

(C) b

(D) a

1. Chinese who are Painters as well as Musicians —

(A) a

(B) b

(C) c

(D) d

1. Which of the following words will come second in the English dictionary ?

(A) Magical

(B) Magnify

(C) Magnetic

(D) Maternal

In each of these questions, jumbled letters of a meaningful word are given. You are to rearrange these letters and select from the given alternatives the word which is almost opposite in meaning to the rearranged word (Question Nos. 140 -142) :

1. YPCUIAT

(A) Surplus

(B) Scarcity

(C) Presence

(D) Richness

1. SAYMTNE

(A) Hostility

(B) Acquittal

(C) Immunity

(D) Punishment

1. MRPBLOE

(B) Solution

(D) Resolution

1. Nitin ranks eighteenth in a class of 49 students. What is his rank from the last ?

(A) 18

(B) 19

(C) 31

(D) 32

1. If P denotes +, Q denotes -, R denotes x and S denotes ÷ , which of the following statements is correct ?

(A) 36 R 4 S 8 Q 7 P 4 = 10

(B) 16 R 12 P 49 S 7 Q 9 = 200

(C) 32 S 8 R 9 = 160 Q 12 R 12

(D) 8 R 8 P 8 S 8 Q 8 = 57

1. If on a tough day you are the only person available to handle the customers, you should

(B) take leave and go back home.

(C) just do your part of the work.

(D) try and work to the maximum of your ability to satisfy customers.

1. Statements:

All men are married. Some men are educated.

Conclusions:

1. Some married are educated.

II  Some educated are married.

(A) Only conclusion I follows.

(B) Only conclusion I and II follows.

(C) Either conclusion I or II follows.

(D) Both conclusions I and II follows.

1. Statements:

Some papers are pens. Angle is a paper.

Conclusion:

1. Angle is not a pen.
2. Angle is a pen.

(A) Only conclusion I follows.

(B) Only conclusion I and II follows.

(C) Either conclusion I or II follows.

(D) Both conclusions I and II follows.

Which is Implicit (Question Nos. 151-152):

1. Statement:

‘Smoking is injurious to health’ — A warning printed on the cigarette packets.

Assumptions:

1. People read printed matter on a cigarette packet.
2. People take careful note of a warning.

III. Non-Smoking promotes health.

1. None of the above

(A) None is Implicit

(B) Only I and II are Implicit.

(C) All are Implicit

(D) Only II and III are Implicit.

1. Statement:

The Reserve Bank of India has directed the banks to refuse fresh loans to major defaulters.

Assumptions:

1. The banks may still give loans to the defaulters.
2. The defaulters may repay the earlier loans to get fresh loans.

III. The banks may recover the bad loans through such harsh measures.

(A) None is Implicit.

(B) Only I and II are Implicit.

(C) All are Implicit.

(D) Only II and III are Implicit.

1. Which of the following collections of letters will look the same in the mirror ?.

(A) OSMIHOM

(B) VHRTRVH

(C) HIMOSTA

(D) AOVIVOA

1. The position of the first and the fifth digits of the number 81943275 are interchanged. Similarly the position of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on till the forth 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

1. Amongst the following words, which will appear third in the dictionary ?

(A) Immutable

(B) Immigrate

(C) Imperative

(D) Impassioned

1. Pulp : Paper :: Hemp : ?

(B) Yarn

(C) Rope

(D) Cotton

1. Tectoniss : Building :: Taxidermy : ?

(A) Classification

(B) Conserving

(C) Stuffing

(D) Collecting

1. Ecology is related to Environment in the same way as Histology is related to –

(A) Fossils

(B) History

(C) Tissues

(D) Hormones

1. Select the lettered pair that has the same relationship as the original pair of words.

Intelligentsia : Elitist

(A) Commonality : Common class

(B) Gentry : Public

(C) Rabble : Plebeian

(D) OuterShell : Sea Shell

1. Choose out the odd one :

(A) Pupil

(B) Iris

(C) Cornea

(D) Medulla

1. Choose group of letters different from others :

(A) DXCLQZ

(B) PFZUBM

(C) XGKNTY

(D) GJMQVX

1. Find the term which does not fit into the series given below :

G4T, J10R, M20P, P43N, S90L

(A) G4T

(B) J10R

(C) M20P

(D) P43N

1. Botany : Plants :: Entomology : ?

(A) Snakes

(B) Insects

(C) Birds

(D) Germs

1. Select the lettered pair that has the same relationship as the original pair of words :

Ogle : Observe

(A) Flaunt : Display

(B) Discern : Perceive

(C) Clamour : Despite

(D) Haggle : Outbid

1. Choose out the odd one :

(B) Thorium

(C) Sodium

(D) Polonium

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