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Some sample questions for practice for IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Specialist Officer or SO Exam are as follows:


This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.

Directions : In each of the following questions, there is a group of letters or words given. Four of the five are alike in a certain way, while one is different. Find out the one which is different.

Q.1. (1) black (2) red (3) green (4) yellow (5) paint

Of the five, ‘black’, ‘red’, ‘green’, and ‘yellow’ form a group as they are names of colours. ‘Paint’ is not the name of

a colour. Therefore (5) is the answer.

Now try to solve the following question.

Q.2. (1) XZ (2) MN (3) PQ (4) BC (5) ST

Following are the questions based on analogy.

Q.3. “Foot” is related to “Man” in the same way as “Hoof” is related to –––––

(1) Leg (2) Horse (3) Dog (4) Boy (5) Shoe

In the above example, with which one of the five, “Hoof” has the same relationship as “Foot” has to “Man” ? The

answer is “Horse”, which is answer number (2).

Now try the following question.

Q.4. “Day” is related to “Night” in the same way as “Kind” is related to –––––

(1) Cruel (2) Bright (3) Dark (4) Generous (5) Gratitude

Now try the following questions.

Q.5. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of

that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can

be formed, X is the answer.

(1) T (2) P (3) M (4) S (5) X

Q.6. Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader. Which of the following inferences definitely follows

from these two statements ?

(1) Satyapriya is honest (2) Satyapriya is dishonest

(3) Some leaders are honest (4) Leaders are generally dishonest

(5) Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest


This is a test to see how well you ‘know’ English. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on

grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc. Study and

answer the sample questions given below. Please remember, in the test paper there may be questions of several other

types also.

Directions : Pick out the most appropriate word from amongst the words given below each sentence to complete it


Q.7. He quickly glanced .............................. the book to find what it said about the Indian economy.

(1) at (2) through (3) in (4) to (5) over

The correct answer is “through” which is answer No. 2.

Q.8. The counsel urged the court to ........................... down the obnoxious law.

(1) enact (2) enforce (3) cancel (4) strike (5) declare

Q.9. The local official ........................... the Minister of the situation.

(1) explained (2) warned (3) apprised (4) told (5) intimated

Directions : Read each sentence given below to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if

any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is your answer. If

there is no error, the answer is ‘5’.

(Ignore errors of punctuations, if any)

Q.10. I am twenty / two years old / when I first / joined the bank. No error

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

The error is in (1). Therefore the answer is ‘1’.

Q.11. To the Hindus / the Ganga is / holier than / any other river. No error

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

In this question, there is no error; Hence the right answer to this question is ‘5’.

Now attempt the following question.

Q.12. Of all the teachers / in our school / our class teacher / were very strict. No error

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Directions : In each of the following questions select from amongst the five alternatives, the word nearest in

meaning of the word given in capitals.


(1) a guard (2) a hundred years (3) a very old man (4) hundred runs (5) hundredth anniversary


(1) conquer (2) smash (3) earn (4) brave (5) capture

Directions : In each of the following questions, select from amongst the five alternatives, the word most opposite in

meaning of the word given in capitals.


(1) simple (2) weak (3) dull (4) angry (5) moron


(1) adequate (2) available (3) sluggish (4) negligent (5) intentional

In addition to the above questions, there will be a passage in English for comprehension. You will be asked questions

based on the passage.


This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative

reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs.

Directions : In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is

shown by a questions mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2, 3 and

4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5)

i.e. ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Q.17. 42 + 73 + 137 = ?

(1) 352 (2) 252 (3) 242 (4) 142 (5) Other than those given as options

Q.18. 20 × 1⁄2 = ?

(1) 4 (2) 5 (3) 12 (4) 20 (5) Other than those given as options

The correct answer for Q.18 is 10. But none of the 1, 2, 3 or 4 shows this answer. Therefore your answer is 5.

Some of the questions may require arithmetical reasoning. For example :

Q.19. At 10 rupees each, how many rupees will 6 lemons cost ?

(1) 6 (2) 10 (3) 60 (4) 61 (5) 610

Q.20. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4 ?

(1) 27114 (2) 58204 (3) 48402 (4) 32286 (5) Other than those given as options

Q.21. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs. 10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ?

(1) Rs.3/- (2) Rs.5/- (3) Rs.10/- (4) Rs.20/- (5) Other than those given as options

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.

Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that

help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :

Q.22. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?

(1) Perseverance (2) Seniority (3) Honesty (4) Sociability (5) Efficiency

Notice the percentage for rank I given in the table. You observe that seniority is the attribute with the highest percentage.

So your answer is “Seniority”, which is answer No. (2).

Q.23. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ?

(1) 119 (2) 98 (3) 77 (4) 70 (5) 10

Look at the intersection of the column giving percentage for rank III and the row giving percentage for intelligence. You find

that 10 percent of the 700 employees have given rank III to this attribute. 10% of 700 is 70. So your answer should be (4).

Q.24. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion ?

(1) Honesty (2) Intelligence (3) Perseverance (4) Efficiency (5) Sociability


This test is designed to measure your awareness about the past and present events, socio economic developments as

well as awareness about developments in the Banking Industry etc.

Q.25. Which of the following financial institutions has introduced the ‘Know Your Customer’ guidelines for Banks ?

(1) IDBI (2) RBI (3) NABARD 4) SIDBI (5) Other than those given as options

Q.26. Which of the following sectors contributes the maximum in deciding the growth in income of the states in India ?

(1) Energy (2) Tourism (3) Service (4) Transport (5) Agriculture

Q.27. Headquarters of which of the following nationalised Banks is not situated in Maharashtra state ?

(1) Dena Bank (2) Central Bank of India (3) Bank of India

(4) Union Bank of India (5) United Bank of India

Q.28. Who among the following is the current Prime Minister of India ?

(1) Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (2) Dr. Manmohan Singh (3) Mrs. Sonia Gandhi

(4) Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (5) Other than those given as options


Questions in this test will be relevant to the respective post.

IT Officer (Scale I)

Q.29. Public data can be accessed ––

(1) only from the base class itself (2) both from the base class and from its derived classes

(3) cannot be accessed by any method (4) only from derived classes

(5) Other than those given as options

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Q.30. Which of the following is a high tech, high value agricultural project ?

(1) Marine Fisheries (2) Greenhouse (3) Grape Cultivation

(4) Poultry Farming (5) Other than those given as options

Attribute Percent of Employees Giving Different Ranks


Seniority 32 17 22 19 5 5

Perseverance 14 19 17 9 27 14

Efficiency 15 19 21 14 14 17

Intelligence 10 14 10 14 17 35

Honesty 24 17 7 9 27 16

Sociability 5 14 23 35 10 13

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

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> (1) 1952 (2) 1948 (3) 1947 (4) 1962 (5) {XE JE {dH$ënm|H$mo N>mo‹S>H$a AÝ`

Law Officer (Scale I)

Q.32. After the balance sheet and the profit and loss account have been laid before an Annual General Meeting of a

Company, the same has to be filed with the Registrar of Companies within _____ days of AGM.

(1) 60 (2) 45 (3) 30 (4) 20 (5) 15

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Q.33. Which of the following provides employees with an accurate view of their performance from Superiors, Peers,

Subordinates and Customers ?

(1) Management By Objectives (2) Job Enginering (3) 360 Degree Appraisal

(4) Mentoring (5) Other than those given as options

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Q.34. Brand Image refers to _______

(1) attributes of a product (2) customer’s perceptions of a brand (3) market orientation of a product

(4) attributes of a product and customer’s perceptions of a brand (5) Other than those given as options

IT Officer (Scale II)

Q.35. In UNIX, mounting a file system means -

(1) providing a link to the file system to be mounted so that it appears as a local subdirectory.

(2) moving all the files from one file system to another

(3) loading a file system from back up medium like tape

(4) copying all the files from one file system to another

(5) Other than those given as options

Law Officer (Scale II)

Q.36. In which of the Acts is the law relating to “Indemnity” laid down ?

(1) Insurance Act (2) Indemnity Act (3) Banking Regulation Act

(4) Reserve Bank of India Act (5) Other than those given as options

Chartered Accountant (Scale II)

Q.37. Cash Profit Means -

(1) Net Profit after tax (2) Net Profit after tax + Depreciation (3) Operating Profit

(4) Operating Profit + Depreciation (5) Other than those given as options

Manager (Credit) / Finance Executive (Scale II)

Q.38. Monetary policy is concerned with _______

(1) changes in the supply of money (2) buying and selling of financial instruments

(3) reducing unemployment (4) changes in the supply of money & reducing unemployment

(5) Other than those given as options
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