Number Series Questions Quiz with PDF for IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk 2020, IBPS RRB at Smartkeeda

Directions : What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following series?
1
13    15    21    33    53    ?
» Explain it
C
Series Pattern  Given Series  
13 13  
13 + 12 + 1 15  
15 + 22 + 2 21  
21 + 32 + 3 33  
33 + 42 + 4 53  
53 + 52 + 5 83

Hence, option (C) is correct.
2
2    4    12    60    420    ?
» Explain it
B
Series Pattern  Given Series  
2 2  
2 × 2 4  
4 × 3 12  
12 × 5 60  
60 × 7 420  
420 × 11 4620

Hence, option (B) is correct.
3
9     13     22     36     55    ?
» Explain it
A
Series Pattern:

Series I 9   13   22   36   55      79    
Series II :   + 4    + 9   + 14   + 19   + 24      
Series III  :     + 5    + 5    + 5   + 5         
 
Hence, option (A) is correct.
4
7    13    25    49    97    ?
» Explain it
D
Series Pattern  Given Series  
7 7  
7 × 2 – 1 13  
13 × 2 – 1 25  
25 × 2 – 1 49  
49 × 2 – 1 97  
97 × 2 – 1  193

Hence, option (D) is correct.
5
50      67      33     84     16     ?
» Explain it
A
Series Pattern  Given Series  
50 50  
50 + 17 67  
67 – 34 33  
33 + 51 84  
84 – 68 16  
16 + 85 101

Hence, option (A) is correct.

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Folks! In this Number series for ibps Clerk 2019, we are going to talk about different kinds of Number Series Question which are frequently asked in IBPS Clerk Pre and other Bank Clerk Pre Exams. Frankly speaking, we have been witnessing a lot of change in pattern of questions specifically in Bank Exams and Number Series Questions can fetch you good marks in this every changing pattern of Bank Exams. It is very much probable that you see the major portion of IBPS Clerk 2019 and IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 exams covered with Number series questions.
 
A numerical series is given in which a number is wrongly placed. You are asked to identify that particular next term. A complete numerical series is followed by an incomplete numerical series. You need to solve that incomplete numerical series in the same pattern in which the complete numerical series is given.
 
Different types of Number Series are being asked in SBI Clerk 2020 and NIACL:
 
The most common patterns followed by number series are:
 
1. Series consisting of Perfect Squares:
 
A series based on Perfect squares is most of the times based on the perfect squares of the numbers in a specific order & generally one of the numbers is missing in this type of series.
 
Ex:  13    15    21    33    53    ?
 
Sol: 
Series Pattern  Given Series  
13 13  
13 + 12 + 1 15  
15 + 22 + 2 21  
21 + 32 + 3 33  
33 + 42 + 4 53  
53 + 52 + 5 83 ?


2. Perfect Cube Series:
 
It is based on the cubes of numbers in a particular order and one of the  numbers is missing in the series.
 
Ex: 7    13    25    49    97    ?
 
Sol:
Series Pattern  Given Series  
7 7  
7 × 2 – 1 13  
13 × 2 – 1 25  
25 × 2 – 1 49  
49 × 2 – 1 97  
97 × 2 – 1  193 ?

 
To solve Number Series Questions Quiz with Answers for IBPS Clerk 2019 and other Banking & Insurance Exams like SBI, IBPS, NABARD & RBI Grade B, NIACL, and LIC, you need to brush up your pattern skills; you need to observe pattern faster and accurately than others. The difficult Pattern Number Series should be solved within 1-1-2 minutes. Moderate level number series should not consume more than 40-55 seconds of the time and easy number series should be finished within 35 seconds.
 
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Here are the some more types of number series pattern detailed solutions for ibps Clerk Pre 2019.
 
3. Geometric Series based series for IBPS Clerk Pre and SBI Clerk 2020:
 
It is based on either descending or ascending order of numbers and each successive number is obtained by dividing or multiplying the previous number by a specific number.
 
Ex: 24    25    84    445     3164    ?
 
Sol: 
Series Pattern  Given Series  
24 24  
24 × 1 + 12 25  
25 × 3 + 32 84  
84 × 5 + 52 445  
445 × 7 + 72 3164  
3164 × 9 + 92 28557 ?

 
4. Arithmetic Series for IBPS Clerk Pre 2019 and SBI Clerk Pre 2020 with Explanation:
It consists of a series in which the next term is obtained by adding/subtracting a constant number to its previous term. Example: 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34 in which the number to be added to get the new number is 5. Now, we get an arithmetic sequence 2,3,4,5.
Two-stage Type Series:
 
In a two step Arithmetic series, the differences of consecutive numbers themselves form an arithmetic series.
Ex: 9     13     22     36     55    ?

Sol:
Series Pattern:

Series I 9   13   22   36   55      79    
Series II :   + 4    + 9   + 14   + 19   + 24      
Series III  :     + 5    + 5    + 5   + 5         
 
Hence, option (A) is correct.
 
5. Mixed Series for ibps Clerk 2019 with Explanation:
 
This particular type of series may have more than one pattern arranged in a single series or it may have been created according to any of the unorthodox rules.
 
Ex: 4914    3376    2198    ?     730    344

Sol:
Series Pattern  Given Series  
(17)3 + 1 4914  
(15)3 + 1 3376  
(13)3 + 1 2198  
(11)3 + 1 1332 ?
(9)3 + 1 730  
(7)3 +1  344  


 
6. Arithmetic – Geometric Series for IBPS Clerk 2019:
 
As the name suggests, Arithmetic –Geometric series is formed by a peculiar combination of Arithmetic and Geometric series. An important property of Arithmetic- Geometric series is that the differences of consecutive terms are in Geometric Sequence they have seen in LIC AAO, LIC AAO, IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk, NIACL and LIC Exams.
 
Ex: 450    448    457    429     494    ?
 
Sol : 
Series Pattern  Given Series  
450 450  
450 – (1 + 13) 448  
448 + (1 + 23) 457  
457 – (1 + 33) 429  
429 + (1 + 43) 494  
494 – (1 + 53) 368 ?

Geometric - Arithmetic Series is the reverse of Arithmetic - Geometric Series. The differences of suggestive terms are in Arithmetic Series is being asked LIC AAO and IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam.
 
Ex: 1, 2, 6, 36, 44, 440, ?
 
Sol: Series Type - × 2, + 4, × 6, +8 , × 10
1 × 2 = 2, 2 + 4 = 6, 6 × 6 = 36, 36 + 8 = 44, 44 × 10 = 440, 440 + 12 = 452
 
7. Twin/Alternate Number Series for IBPS Clerk 2019:
 
As the name of the series specifies, this type of series may consist of two series combined into a single series. The alternating terms of this series may form an independent series in itself.
 
Ex: 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 ? ?
 
Sol: As we can see, there are two series formed
 
Series 1: 3, 8, 13 with a common difference of 5
 
Series 2: 4, 10, 16 with a common difference of 6
 
So, next two terms of the series should be 18 & 22 respectively.
 
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