SBI – Test Pattern

SBI Reasoning Ability

    DIRECTIONS for the question 1 to 4:  Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.

    Q, U, X, D, A, B and N are sitting around a circle facing at the center. D is third to the left of X who is second to the left of Q. U is third to the left of D and second to the right of A. B is not an immediate neighbour of Q.


  1. Who is fourth to the right of Q?
    • D
    • B
    • X
    • U
    • None of the above
  2. Who is second to the left of B?
    • N
    • Q
    • U
    • X
    • None of the above
  3. In which of the following pairs the second person is sitting to the immediate right of the first person?
    • XA
    • UX
    • BA
    • QU
    • None of the above
  4. Who is third to the right of D?
    • A
    • X
    • Q
    • B
    • None of the above

    DIRECTIONS for the questions 5 - 8:  Solve the following question and mark the most appropriate option.


  5. If ‘A’ is substituted by 1, ‘B’ by 2 and so on upto ‘Z’, which is substituted by 26, what will be the sum of the numbers substituted for the word ‘SAVE’?
    • 36
    • 47
    • 50
    • 31
  6. There are thirty students in a class. Prakash ranks third among the boys. Priya ranks fifth among the girls. Prakash is one rank below Priya in the class. No two students hold the same rank. What is Priya’s rank in the class?
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
  7. How many three letter meaningful words can be formed from the word REACTION beginning with ‘A’ and without repeating any letter within that word?
    • 6
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 2
  8. Kanika’s birthday is on 27th January, 2012 i.e. Friday. Her friend, Sana’s birthday is exactly on the 5th Wednesday after her birthday. How much younger is Sana than Kanika?
    • 29 days
    • 30 days
    • 33 days
    • 32 days
    • 31 days

    DIRECTIONS for questions 9 and 10:  What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number/alphabetic series?

  9. 3, 7, 13, 21, ?
    • 31
    • 34
    • 33
    • 35
    • 32
  10. 1, 7, 17, 31, ?
    • 47
    • 48
    • 50
    • 49
    • 45