# Clerical Aptitude Questions

Clerical Aptitude Questions for Head Constable (Ministerial), ASI (Steno) in CAPF (CPO) test by BSF and IBPS bank Competitive exams. All type MCQs with solution for free Online practice and PDF download.

## Clerical Aptitude Questions – All type

### Letters are exactly alike

Q.1: How many pairs of the following groups of letters are exactly alike?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Three pairs are exactly alike: BRFQSX, RPTQVS, and ZUYRVB.

Question 2 :How many pairs of the following groups of letters are exactly alike?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Three pairs are exactly alike: WXYZAB, MNOPQR, and STUVWX.

Question 3 :How many pairs of the following groups of letters are exactly alike?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Four pairs are exactly alike: QWERTY, ASDFGH, ZXCVBN, and EDCVFR.

Question 4 : How many pairs of the following groups of letters are exactly alike?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

Two pairs are exactly alike: JKLMNO and PQRSTU.

Question 5 : How many pairs of the following groups of letters are exactly alike?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Four pairs are exactly alike: GHIJKL, ABCDEF, LMNOPQ, and UVWXYZ.

### Letters that appear more than once in that word

Identification of words with repeated letters.

Question 1 :In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?

“Right around April Fool’s Day, the daffodils and crocuses start to emerge and cheer us up after a long winter.”

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8

Six words contain repeated letters: “Fool’s”, “daffodils”, “crocuses”, “start”, “emerge”, “cheer”.

Question 2:In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?

“During the summer, the butterflies and bees buzz around the blooming flowers in the garden.”

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

Four words contain repeated letters: “summer”, “butterflies”, “bees”, “blooming”.
Ans : B

Question 3 :In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?

“The committee planned a meeting to discuss the upcoming events for the festival.”

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Three words contain repeated letters: “committee”, “meeting”, “upcoming”.

Question 4 : In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?

“The shimmering stars in the night sky look absolutely mesmerizing.”

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

Four words contain repeated letters: “shimmering”, “stars”, “absolutely”, “mesmerizing”.

Question 5 :In the following sentence, how many words contain letters that appear more than once in that word?

“Jennifer carefully considered her options before making a final decision.”

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Three words contain repeated letters: “Jennifer”, “carefully”, “considered”.

### Identification of letter positions in the alphabet.

Question 1 :Which choice below lists the letter that is as far after C as T is after O in the alphabet?

A. G
B. H
C. I
D. J

There are 4 letters between O and T (P, Q, R, S). Similarly, there are 4 letters between C and H (D, E, F, G).

Question 2 : Which choice below lists the letter that is as far after F as Q is after L in the alphabet?

A. J
B. K
C. L
D. M

There are 4 letters between L and Q (M, N, O, P). Similarly, there are 4 letters between F and K (G, H, I, J).

Question 3 : Which choice below lists the letter that is as far after A as V is after R in the alphabet?

A. B
B. C
C. D
D. E

There are 4 letters between R and V (S, T, U). Similarly, there are 4 letters between A and E (B, C, D).

Question 4 : Which choice below lists the letter that is as far after J as M is after I in the alphabet?

A. K
B. L
C. M
D. N

There are 4 letters between I and M (J, K, L). Similarly, there are 4 letters between J and N (K, L, M).

Question 5 : Which choice below lists the letter that is as far after E as N is after J in the alphabet?

A. H
B. I
C. J
D. K

There are 4 letters between J and N (K, L, M). Similarly, there are 4 letters between E and I (F, G, H).

### Identification of a specific pattern in a sequence of numbers.

Question 1 :In the following list of numbers, how many times does 8 come just after 6 when 6 comes just after an odd number?

6325687253494236844576842396868

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

The sequences where 8 follows 6 after an odd number are: 568, 368, 768, 968.

Question 2 : In the following list of numbers, how many times does 7 come just after 5 when 5 comes just after an even number?

4527532845724675845738527546

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

The sequences where 7 follows 5 after an even number are: 572, 572, 574.

Question 3: In the following list of numbers, how many times does 4 come just after 3 when 3 comes just after an even number?

234354763423423643432345

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

The sequences where 4 follows 3 after an even number are: 634, 234.

Question 4 : In the following list of numbers, how many times does 9 come just after 2 when 2 comes just after an odd number?

192293829292719293929392

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

The sequences where 9 follows 2 after an odd number are: 192, 292, 292.

Question 5 : In the following list of numbers, how many times does 5 come just after 4 when 4 comes just after an even number?

2445344254456645454445344554

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

The sequences where 5 follows 4 after an even number are: 245, 245, 245, 445.

### Misspelled words : Clerical Aptitude Questions

Q.1: Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. manageable
B. circumstants
C. legality
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : B. circumstants

Question 2 : Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. accommodate
B. definitely
C. goverment
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : C. goverment

Question 3: Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. appearance
B. tommorrow
C. knowledgeable
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : B. tommorrow

Question 4 : Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. separate
B. privelege
C. calendar
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : B. privelege

Question 5 : Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. necessary
B. recommend
C. supercede
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : C. supercede

Question 6: Which one, if any, of the following words is misspelled?

A. occurrence
B. accomodation
C. independence
D. None of the above is misspelled

Ans : B. accomodation

### Alphabetical order : Clerical Aptitude Questions

Question 1 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Docker, John
B. Decker, Jane
C. Dinckman, June
D. Dockman, James

Question 2 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

B. Frasier, Ann
C. Frazier, Aaron
D. Freeland, Alice

Ans : B. Frasier, Ann

Question 3 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Graham, Linda
B. Grant, Lisa
C. Gray, Lucy
D. Green, Larry

Ans : B. Grant, Lisa

Question 4 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Thompson, Carl
B. Thomas, Charlie
C. Thomson, Charles
D. Thompson, Carolyn

Ans : D. Thompson, Carolyn

Question 5 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Blake, Terry
B. Blake, Tom
C. Blake, Tim
D. Blake, Ted

Ans : C. Blake, Tim

Question 6 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Jameson, Kim
B. Jamison, Kelly
C. Jackson, Karl
D. Jenkins, Kevin

Ans : B. Jamison, Kelly

Question 7 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Robertson, Susan
B. Robinson, Sara
C. Roberson, Stacy
D. Robson, Samantha

Ans : D. Robson, Samantha

Question 8 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Walters, George
B. Watson, Gregory
C. Wallace, Glen
D. Ward, Gary

Ans : D. Ward, Gary

Question 9 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Cooper, Danielle
B. Cooper, David
C. Cooper, Dana
D. Cooper, Dawn

Ans : A. Cooper, Danielle

Question 10 : Of the following names, which one would be THIRD in an alphabetic file?

A. Langley, Bruce
B. Lancaster, Bill
C. Lambert, Ben
D. Landry, Brian

Ans : C. Lambert, Ben

### Record Keeping Tasks : Clerical Aptitude Questions

#### Table for Questions

NUMBER OF AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS, BY LOCATION AND CAUSE, FOR THE YEAR.

Question 1: Which one of the following is the second highest cause of accidents for both locations combined?

B. Drunk Drivers
C. Speeding
D. Unknown

First add the number from location 1 to the number from location 2 for each accident cause. Then, rank the causes from highest to lowest. “Road Conditions” (choice A) is the highest cause of accidents, with 35. “Speeding” (choice C) is second highest, with 30.

Question 2 : The average number of automobile accidents per week that occurred in Location 2 for the year (52 weeks) was most nearly

A. 0.8
B. 1.2
C. 2.1
D. 5.2

Divide the total number of accidents in location 2 for the year (60), by 52 weeks. The answer, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 1.2

### Arrange Alphabetically

Q.1: If the names Brian Josten, Francine Johnson, Frank Jones, and Mary Johnston were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be Francine Johnson, Mary Johnston, Frank Jones, and Brian Josten. The underlined name is first; therefore, choice A is the correct answer.

Q.2 : If the names John Marks, Janice Mark, Angela McCauley, and Jocelyn Miners were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be Janice Mark, John Marks, Angela McCauley, and Jocelyn Miners. The underlined name is second; therefore, choice B is the correct answer.

Q.3 : If the names Abigail Romero, Jonathan Ruben, Erica Ross, and George Rolen were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be George Rolen, Abigail Romero, Erica Ross, and
Jonathan Ruben. The underlined name is third; therefore, choice C is the correct answer.

Q.4 : If the names Barbara Baker, Bruce Biggins, Bobby Boden, and Brian Bronsen were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth

ANSWER: The order would be Barbara Baker, Bruce Biggins, Bobby Boden, and Brian Bronsen. The underlined name is second; therefore, choice B is the correct answer.

Q.5 :If the names Jeremy Gulden, Jason Gross, Jaime Gains, and James Gray were arranged for alphabetical filing, the position of the underlined name would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be Jaime Gains, James Gray, Jason Gross, and Jeremy Gulden. The underlined name is first; therefore, choice A is the correct answer.

Q.6 : If the numerical sequences 6.259, 0.62958, 62.258, and 6.258963 were arranged for numerical filing, the position of the underlined sequence would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be 0.62958, 6.258963, 6.259, and 62.258. The underlined sequence is fourth; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

Q.7 : If the numerical sequences 7.215, 72.15, 721.5, and 7.251 were arranged for numerical filing, the position of the underlined sequence would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be 7.215, 7.251, 72.15, and 721.5. The underlined sequence is second; therefore, choice B is the correct answer.

Q.8 : If the numerical sequences 23.25698, 232.2564, 2.32568, and 0.2351 were arranged for numerical filing, the position of the underlined sequence would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be 0.2351, 2.32568, 23.25698, and 232.2564. The
underlined sequence is fourth; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

Q.9 : If the numerical sequences 859.265, 8.59632, 85.2369, and 859652 were arranged for numerical filing, the position of the underlined sequence would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be 8.59632, 85.2369, 859.265, and 859652. The underlined sequence is first; therefore, choice A is the correct answer.

Q.10 : If the numerical sequences 5.1268, 51.263, 551.258, and 55.258 were arranged for numerical filing, the position of the underlined sequence would be

A. first.
B. second.
C. third.
D. fourth.

ANSWER: The order would be 5.1268, 51.263, 55.258, and 551.258. The underlined sequence is fourth; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

## Checking for Errors

Q.1 : Compare the COPY with its ORIGINAL and count the number of errors you find in the COPY. When the order of two numbers or letters is reversed, one error is counted.

The number of errors in the COPY when compared to the ORIGINAL is
A. one.
B. two.
C. three.
D. none of these.

ANSWER: When comparing the COPY to the ORIGINAL, the following three errors can be found:
“Mrs.” should be “Mr.” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
“223 rd” should be “23rd” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
“90248” should be “90228” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
Three errors can be found; therefore, choice C is the correct answer.

Q.2 : Compare the COPY with its ORIGINAL and count the number of errors you find in the COPY. When the order of two numbers or letters is reversed, one error is counted.

The number of errors in the COPY when compared to the ORIGINAL is
A. one.
B. two.
C. three.
D. none of these.

ANSWER: When comparing the COPY to the ORIGINAL, the following four errors can be found:
“Staff” should be “Staff” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
“Total” should be “Totals” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
“122” should be “120” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
“136” should be “126” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
Four errors can be found; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

Q.3 : Compare the COPY with its ORIGINAL and count the number of errors you find in the COPY. When the order of two numbers or letters is reversed, one error is counted.

The number of errors in the COPY when compared to the ORIGINAL is
A. one.
B. two.
C. three.
D. none of these

ANSWER: When comparing the COPY to the ORIGINAL, no errors can be found.
Zero errors can be found; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

Q.4 : Compare the COPY with its ORIGINAL and count the number of errors you find in the COPY. When the order of two numbers or letters is reversed, one error is counted.

The number of errors in the COPY when compared to the ORIGINAL is
A. one.
B. two.
C. three.
D. none of these.

ANSWER: When comparing the COPY to the ORIGINAL, the following error can be found:
“58863” should be “58963” as shown in the ORIGINAL.
One error can be found; therefore, choice A is the correct answer.

Q.5 : Compare the COPY with its ORIGINAL and count the number of errors you find in the COPY. When the order of two numbers or letters is reversed, one error is counted.

The number of errors in the COPY when compared to the ORIGINAL is
A. one.
B. two.
C. three.
D. none of these.

ANSWER: When comparing the COPY to the ORIGINAL, no errors can be found.
Zero errors can be found; therefore, choice D is the correct answer.

### Coding for Clerical aptitude Test

Directions-(Q.1-5) In each of these questions a group of numbers are given which are to be coded as per the scheme given below. You have to find out which of the answers (A), (B), (C) or (D) has the correct coded form of the given numbers and indicate it on your answer sheet. If none of the coded forms are correct mark (E) i.e. ‘None of these’ as the answer.

Numbers : 6 8 3 4 0 1 2 5 7 9
Codes : S L V K M R Y D B Z

Q.1: 824301
(A) YLKVMR
(B) LVKYMR
(C) L YKVMR
(D) L YKVRM
(E) None of these

Q.2: 734025
(A) VBKMYD
(B) BVKMYD
(C) BVMKYD
(D) BVKMDY
(E) None of these

Q.3: 432908
(A) KVYZML
(B) KYVZML
(C) VKYZML
(D) KVYZLM
(E) None of these

Q.4: 578914
(A) DBLZRK
(B) BDLZRK
(C) DBLRZK
(D) DBLZKR
(E) None of these

Q.5: 215963
(A) YRDSZV
(B) RYDZSV
(C) YRDZVS
(D) YRDZSV
(E) None of these

### Classification of Data

Directions-(Q.1-5) The news item in each question below is to be classified into one of the following five areas-
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment
The letter of the area (A) or (B) or (C) or (D) or (E), as the case may be is your answer.

Q.1 Famous actress offered a three film deal by a leading production house.
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment

Q.2: Scientists discover 4 new Alzheimer genes.
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment

Q.3: 1500 students were vaccinated against Hepatitis B last week.
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment

Q.4: Only 1164 tigers left in India.
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment

Q.5: Majority Asian stocks hit a 3 year high this week.
(A) Sports
(B) Health
(C) Environment
(D) Economics
(E) Entertainment