Prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam by reviewing previous years’ question papers. Here are a few questions from previous years’ IBPS Clerk exam question papers, with the answers, so that you are ready to take the exam. Go through the list of questions (with answers) that we’ve selected from previous years’ IBPS Clerk exam papers, and then attempt our quiz at the bottom.


1. Choose the word/group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word given below:


(A) Adherence

(B) Accumulation

(C) Approval

(D) Devaluation

(E) Upsurge

Ans: B

2. Find the grammatical error (if any) in the following sentence. The error will be confined to a single part of the sentence.

The giant entered / the forest at night / when all the / animals were asleep.

(A) The giant entered

(B) the forest at night

(C) when all the

(D) animals were asleep.

(E) No error

Ans: E


3. In a certain code language:

“work for earning money” is coded as “Go3 None5 Xor4 Farnin7”

“like six years passed” is coded as “Ti3 Qasse6 Zear5 Mik4”

“hence good amount received” is coded as “Seceive8 Ienc5 Hoo4 Bmoun6”

What is the code for “last earning was money”?

(A) Xa3 Mas4 Noney5 Farnin7

(B) None5 Xa3 Mas4 Darnin7

(C) None5 Mas4 Farnin7 Xa3

(D) Mas4 Lone5 Farnin7 Xa3

(E) None of these

Ans: C

4. We can find the inradius of a right-angled triangle if:

(i) The area of the triangle is known.

(ii) Any two sides of the triangle are known.

(iii) The perimeter of the triangle is known.

(A) (ii) alone is sufficient.

(B) (i) and (iii) together are sufficient.

(C) Any one statement is sufficient.

(D) Either (ii) alone or (i) and (iii) together are sufficient.

(E) All together are necessary.

Ans: D

Quantitative aptitude

5. The ratio of A’s age 3 years ago and B’s age 5 years ago is 4:5. If A is 4 years younger than B then what is the present age of B?

(A) 14

(B) 14

(C) 11

(D) 15

(E) None of these

Ans: D

6. What will come in the place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?

9 ; 11 ; 16 ; 26 ; ? ; 69

(A) 40

(B) 41

(C) 42

(D) 43

(E) None of these

Ans: D

7. The ratio of investment of A, B, C and D in a business is 2 : 3 : 5 : 7. A and B started the business initially, while C and D joined the business after 4 months. After 1 year the profit of C is equal to the average of the profit of A and D. i.e. 12000 Rs. Then find the share of B.

(A) 10000 Rs

(B) 10800 Rs

(C) 12000 Rs

(D) 11000 Rs

(E) None of these

Ans: B

General awareness

8. Banks borrow money from the RBI at which of the following rates?


(B) Base Rate

(C) Repo Rate


(E) Reverse Repo Rate

Ans: C

9. The international day for ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ is observed across the world on:

(A) December 15

(B) August 24

(C) June 24

(D) November 25

(E) September 24

Ans: D

Computer knowledge

10. What does MICR stand for?

(A) Magnetic Ink Code Reader

(B) Magnetic Ink Character Register

(C) Magnetic Ink Code Register

(D) Magnetic Ink Character Recognition

(E) Magnetic Ink Cases Reader

Ans: D