Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bank Preparation 31

Directions (101- 112) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Our current approach to solving global warming will not work. It is flawed economically, because carbon taxes will cost a fortune and do little, and it is flawed politically because negotiations
to reduce carbon-di-oxide missions will become ever more fraught and divisive. And even if you disagree on both counts, the current approach is also flawed technologically. Many countries are now setting ambitious carbon cutting goals aheadof global negotiations. Let us imagine that the world ultimately agrees on an ambitious target. Say, we decide to reduce carbon-di-oxide emissions by
three-quarters by the year 2100 while maintaining reasonable growth. Herein lies the technological problem to meet this goal, non-carbon based sources of energy would have to be astounding 2.5 times greater in 2100 than that was in the year 2000.  These figures were calculated by  economists of a foreign university. Their research shows that confronting global warming effectively requires nothing
short of a technological revolution. We are not taking this challenge seriously. If we continue on our current path, technological development will be nowhere near significant enough to make non-carbon based energy sources competitive with fossil fuels on price and effectiveness. Sadly, during the international negotiations, the focus is on how much carbon to cut, rather than on how to do so. Little or no consideration will be given to whether the means of cutting emissions are sufficient to achieve
the goals. Politicians will base their decisions on global warming models that simply assume that technological break- through will happen by themselves. This faith is sadly and dangerously
misplaced. Economists examine the state of non-carbon based energy today -nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal and find that, taken together, alternative energy sources would get us less than. halfway toward a path of stable carbon emissions by 2050, and only a tiny fraction of the way toward stabilisation by 2100. We need many times more non-carbon based energy than  is currently produced.Yet the needed technology will not be ready in terms of scalability or stability.
In many cases, there is still a need for the most basic research and development. We are not even close to getting this revolution started. Current technology is so inefficient that to take just one example, if we were serious about wind power, we would have to blanket most countries
with wind turbines to generate enough energy for everybody, and we would still have the massive problem of storage : We don't know what to do when the wind does not blow. Policy makers should abandon fraught carbon reduction negotiations and instead make agreements to invest in research and development to get this technology to the level where it needs to be.

101. Which of the following is suggested in the passage by which global warming can be reduced ?
(1) To make the approach towards global warming completely free from political intervention.
(2) By making non-carbon based energy methods as efficient and cost effective as the fossil fuels.
(3) To force every country to confine to stricter terms of carbon emissions.
(4) To avoid international negotiation on carbon cuts until the technological research comes out with a scalable and stable solution.
(5) All of these

102. Which of the following is not true in the context of the given passage ?
(A) Non carbon fuels are too expensive so they should not be used.
(B) Political ignorance is one of the main reasons behind the inappropriate approach to combat global warming.
(C) The generation of energy from non-carbon sources has to be  increased for significant reduction
in global warming.
(1) Only A
(2) Only C
(3) Only A and C
(4) Only B and C
(5) All A, B and C

103. Why, according to the author, are the international negotiations barely a solution to the problem
of global warming ?
(1) Many countries fail to confine to the carbon-cut norms as set in these negotiations.
(2) These negotiations emphasise on the amount of carbon to be cut and not on the ways in
which it can be done.
(3) Recent research on the carbon- cut methods is overlooked by the politicians.
(4) Such negotiations produce dominance of powerful countries over the others, thus hampering their industrial development.
(5) None of these

104. Which of the following is intended in the given passage ?
(1) To suggest the ways in which alternate forms of energy can reduce climate change.
(2) To explain that the current technological developments are flawed and thus fail to control the climate change.
(3) To explain that the stable carbon emissions are impossible to achieve in this century.
(4) To suggest to the policy makers to invest in research rather than futile negotiations.
(5) None of these

105. Which challenge according to the author is not being taken seriously in the phrase "we are not
taking this challenge seriously" as used in the passage ?
(A) Cutting the carbon emissions to a scale of 2.5 times in the next decade.
(B) The challenge of locating new fossil fuel reserves since the existing ones are depleting at
a fast rate.
(C) To carry out technological innovations for developing non carbon based energy resources.
(1) OnlyC
(2) Only A and C
(3) OnlyB
(4) Only A and B
(5) None of these

106. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ?
(1) Many countries are refraining from taking part in global negotiations to check global
warming.
(2) There has been no improvement in carbon emissions world over.
(3) Technological advancement through research is the need of the hour in order to meet the directed goal of combating global warming.
(4) Most countries in the world are well equipped to produce sufficient non-carbon based
energy sources
(5) All the above statements are true

Directions (107- 109) : Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in capitals as used in the passage.
107. COUNTS
(1) Numbers (2) Matters (3) Calculations (4) Values (5) Attributes

108. CUTTING
(1) Slicing (2) Breaking (3) Reducing (4) Tearing (5) Interrupting

109. BLANKET
(1) Quilt (2) Surround (3) Sheet (4) Encompass (5) Protect

Directions (110- 112) : Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in capitals as used in the passage.
110. REASONABLE
(l)Fair (2} Illogical (3) Irrational (4) Inadequate (5) Considerable

111. MASSIVE
(1) Light (2) Large (3) Insignificant (4) Short ; (5) Unreasonable

112. FRAUGHT
(1) Distressful (2) Amicable (3) Disagreement (4) Desirable (5) Anxious

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bank Preparation 30

63. The average of four consecutive odd numbers is 36. What is the smallest of these numbers ?
(1)31 (2)35 (3) 43 (4) 47 (5) None of these

64. What would be the compound interest accrued on an amount of Rs. 7,850 at the rate of 14
per cent per annum in two years ?
(1) Rs. 2351.86
(2) Rs. 2880.37
(3) Rs. 2518.22
(4) Rs. 2290.23
(5) None of these

65. Mithilesh started a business investing Rs. 48,000. After 7 months Vidya joined him with a
- capital of Rs. 56,000. At the end of the year the total profit was Rs. 5,885. What is Vidya's share
in the profit ?
(1) Rs. 3,625 (2) Rs. 1,650 (3) Rs. 1,925 (4) Rs. 3,960 (5) None of these

66. Three-fourth of one number is equal to five-sixth of another number. What is the respective ratio
of the first number to the second number ?
(1) 12 : 11 (2) 11 : 9 (3> 9 : 10 (4) Cannot be determined (5) None of these

67. Natasha decided to spend 45% of her salary on shopping. On completion of her shopping, she
realized that she had spent only Rs. 11,475 which was 60% of what she had decided to spend.
How much is Natasha's salary ?
(1) Rs. 29.600
(2) Rs. 38,800
(3) Rs. 42,500
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

68. In how many different ways can the letters of the word RUDE" be arranged ?
(1) 12 (2) 48 (3) 16 (4) 24 (5) None of these

69. The ages of Bhakti and Neil are in the ratio of 8 : 7 respectively. After 6 years the ratio of their
ages will be 19 : 17. What is the difference in their ages ?
(1) 4 years (2) 8 years (3) 10 years (4) 12 years (5) None of these

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bank Preparation 29

Directions (56-60): What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?
56. 9 11 15 ? 39 71
(1) 29 (2) 23 (3)21 (4)27 (5) None of these

57. 7 8 12 21 ? 62
(1) 42 (2) 51 (3) 48 (4) 35 (5) None of these

58. 5 6 16 57 244 ?
(1) 1225 (2) 992 (3) 964 (4) 1245 (5) None of these

59. 3 19 97 391 .? 2359
(1) 1084 (2) 1567 (3) 1177 (4) 1958 (5) None of these

60. 848 422 208 100 45 ?
(1) 16.5 (2) 18(3) 22.5 (4) 24 (5) None of these

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bank Preparation 28

(36-40) : Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be
either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements  may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
Mark answer (1) if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
Mark answer (2) if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
Mark answer (3) if both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
Mark answer (4) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
Mark answer (5) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

36. (A) The local traders' association urged all its members to shut their establishments foi two
days and participate in the protest march.
(B) Government has recently cancelled licenses of many traders in the locality as they did not pay their taxes in time.

37. (A) Government has increased the procurement price of kharif crops by about ten percent for the current vear.
(B) Inadequate monsoon rainfall has created a drought like situation in many parts of the country.

38. (A) The Government has recently lifted ban on import of sugar for selling in the retail market.
(B) The prices of sugar in the retail market have stabilised after a considerable gap.

39. (A) Many vehicles met with accidents during the last fortnight at the major junction on the
main arterial road in the city.
(B) The automatic signalling system at the major junction of the arterial road of the city
has not been working during the past fortnight.

40. (A) The English medium school in the locality has decided to admit only those students
who reside in the area where the school is located from the next academic session.
(B) Many schools in the city admit students residing anywhere within the city limit.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bank Preparation 27

Directions (16- 20): Study the  following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below :
F 4 1 3 ° / o # D 2 @ R Z © 9 5 B W $ J 8 E P 6 I Y 7 U K Q 8 A M

16. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong
to that group ?
(1) 9 B Z (2) W J 5 (3) 1 % F (4) P I 8 (5) Q A 7

17. If all the numbers are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the
fourteenth from the right end ?
(1) B (2) P (3) D (4) I (5) None of these

18. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a symbol and not immediately followed by a letter ?
(l)None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

19. Which of the following is the fourth to the left of the sixteenth from the left end of the above
arrangement ?
(1)D (2)© (3) E (4) P (5) None of these

20. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately precededby a letter and also immediately followed by a letter ?
(l)None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bank Preparation 26

Directions (11-15) : In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if
they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from  the given statements disregarding commonly
known facts.
11. Statements:
All booklets are packets.
All packets are bottles.
Some bottles are cans.
Some cans are pitchers.
Conclusions:
I. Some pitchers are bottles.
II. Some cans are packets.
III. Some bottles are booklets.
(1) None follows
(2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows
(5) Only II and III follow

12. Statements:
Some ropes are walls.
Some walls are sticks.
All sticks are chairs.
All chairs are tables.
Conclusions:
I. Some tables are walls.
II. Some chairs are ropes.
III. Some sticks are ropes.
(1) None follows
(2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows
(5) Only II and III follow

13. Statements:
Some rivers are jungles.
Some jungles are horses.
Some horses are tents.
Some tents are buildings.
Conclusions:
I. Some buildings are horses.
II. Some tents are jungles.
III. Some horses are rivers.
(1) None follows
(2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows
(5) Only I and II follow

14. Statements:
Some pens are knives.
All knives are pins.
Some pins are needles.
All needles are chains.
Conclusions :
I. Some chains are pins.
II. Some needles are knives.
III. Sorik! pins are pens.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only II and III follow
(5) None of these

15. Statements:
All fields are ponds.
No pond is tree.
Some trees are huts.
All huts are goats. «
Conclusions:
I. Some goats are fields.
II. No goat is field.
III. Some goats are trees.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only either I or II follows
(5) Only either I or II and III follow

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bank Preparation 25

1. It + denotes -: x denotes + ; - ' denotes V and '+' denotes '+', then —
28 x 12 + 4 + 6 - 4 = ?
(1)4 (2)1 (3) 6 (4) 5 (5) None of these

2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(1)39 (2)27 (3) 48 (4) 42 5)24

3. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters MRTA using each letter
only once in each word ?
(l)None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

4. The positions of the first and the fifth digits in the number 53216894 are interchanged. Similarly
the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on. Which of the
following will be the second from  the right end after the rearrangement?
(1) 3 (2) 2 (3) 1 (4) 9 (5) None of these

5. The positions of how many digits in the number 53147926 will remain unchanged after the digits
within the number are rearranged in descending order ?
(l)None (2) One , (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

6. In a certain code 'GEAR' is written as '5@3©' and 'MOVE' is written as '7$9@'. How is 'ROAM'
written in that code ?
(1)©S37 (2)©3$7 (3) @$37 (4) ©$57 (5) None of these

7. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word HOARDINGS each of which has as many
letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet ?
(l)None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

8. P walked 20 metres towards North, took a left turn and walked 10 metres, then took a right turn
and walked 20 metres, again took a right turn and walked 10 metres. How far is he from his starting
point ?
(1) 50 metres (2) 60 metres (3) 40 metres (4) Cannot be determined (5) None of these

9. In a certain code CHAMPION is written as NBIDMNHO. How is ELECTRON written in that code ?
(lfFMDFMNQS
(2) BDKDMNQS
(3) DFMFOPSU
(4) DFMFMNQS
(5) None of these

10.' In a row of forty-five boys facing South, T is eighth to the right of H who is tenth from the right end.H is fourteenth to the right of R. What is R's position from the left end ?
(l)21st (2) 23rd (3) 24th (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

Sunday, January 24, 2016

English Language 24

Directions (Q. 96-100): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the
proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A. Therefore, it is important to source a large part of economic growth in agriculture, in rural nonagricultural activities and in productive expansion of the informal sector which all have high
employment elasticities, as well as in an export strategy based on labour intensive exports.

B. It is important because it creates more resources and has the potential of creating more space for
the involvement of the poor.

C. If the growth is sourced upon those sectors of the economy or those activities that have a natural
tendency to involve the poor in their expansion, such growth helps poverty eradication.

D. Economic growth is important.

E. But this involvement depends on the sources of growth and the nature of growth.

96. Which of the following should be the First sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

97. Which of the following should be the Second sentence after rearrangement?
a) E b) D c) C d) B e) A

98. Which of the following should be the Third sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

99. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence after rearrangement?
a) E b) D c) C d) B e) A

100. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

Saturday, January 23, 2016

English Language 23

Directions (Q. 91-95): Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

91. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the
words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

a) Adventure b) Demonstration c) Environment d) Innosent e) All Correct

92. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the
words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

a) Limitasion b) Dependable c) Miniature d) Qualitative e) All Correct

93. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the
words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

a) Lucrative b) Ancestral c) Performanse d) Incidentally e) All Correct

94. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the
words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

a) Futility b) Separasion c) Embarrassment d) Positively e) All Correct

95. Below the four words are given. One of these four words may be wrongly spelt. Find out the
word which is wrongly spelt, if there is any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the
words are correctly spelt mark All correct as the answer.

a) Tournament b) Enhancement c) Amazingly d) Continuation e) All Correct

Friday, January 22, 2016

English Language 22

Directions (Q. 81-85): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the
proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A. The researchers in these companies claim that they could do better by allowing their employees to
doze off at work place.

B. The dreams, while at work, are thus helpful to solve crucial problems.

C. Would you believe that some UK based companies are arranging for bed at the work place?

D. The reason, they claim, could be that dreams produce creative solutions.

E. We only hope that these crucial problems in UK are different from those of ours.

F. But it is true and is considered as a step to improve quality of their products.

81. Which of the following should be the First sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these

82. Which of the following should be the Third sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these

83. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these

84. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these

85. Which of the following should be the Sixth sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) E e) None of these

Thursday, January 21, 2016

English Language 21

Directions (Q. 86-90) Read this sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation if any).

86. Attributing rise in inflation partly for withholding of food stocks by traders/the minister said
that/he was committed/to easing this supply side bottleneck.
a) Attributing rise in inflation partly for withholding of food stocks by traders
b) The minister said that
c) He was committed
d) To easing this supply side bottleneck.
e) No error

87. India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker/is again in the race to acquire/for stake in Swedish
company/which is a premium car maker.
a) India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker
b) Is again in the race to acquire
c) For stake in Swedish company
d) Which a premium car maker
e) No error

88. With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming almost nil/due to high duties,/a government
appointed panel has recommended/slashing excise duty to make them at par with regular fuel.
a) With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming almost nil
b) Due to high duties
c) A government appointed panel has recommended
d) Slashing excise duty to make them at par with regular fuel
e) No error

89. Keeping in mind/that power cuts are on different days in different areas/the change in the factory
law would enable individual factories within an area/to determining their own weekly holidays.
a) Keeping in mind
b) That power cuts are on different days in different areas
c) The change in the factory law would enable individual factories within an area
d) To determining their own weekly holidays
e) No error

90. Police officers have refused on identify the bystander,/who is the only eyewitness to the
crime,/but have said that the investigating team would explore/if he could be a witness in the
case.
a) Police officers have refused on identify the bystander
b) Who is the only eyewitness to the crime
c) But have said that the investigating team would explore
d) If he could be a witness in the case
e) No error

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

English Language 20

Directions (Q. 71-80) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given
below it.
A long time ago, on a big tree in the lap of the mountain, lived a bird named Sindhuka. It was a
rather special bird because its droppings turned into gold as soon as they hit the ground. One day, a hunter came to the tree in search of prey and he saw Sindhuka's droppings hit the ground and turn into gold. The hunter was struck with wonder. He though, "I have been hunting birds and small animals since I was a boy, but in all my 80 years, I have never seen such a miraculous creature. He
decided that he had to catch the bird somehow. He climbed the tree and skillfully set a trap for the bird. The bird, quite unaware of the danger it was in, stayed on the tree and sang merrily. But it was soon caught in the hunter's trap. The hunter immediately seized it and shoved it into a cage.
The hunter took the bird home joyfully. But as he had time to think over his good fortune later, he
suddenly realised, "If the king comes to know of this wonder, he will certainly take away the bird from me and he might even punish me for keeping such a rare treasure all to myself. So it would be safer and more honourable if I were to go to the king and present the unique bird to him," The next day, the hunter took the bird to the king and presented it to him in court with great reverence. The king was delighted to receive such an unusual and rare gift. He told his courtiers to keep the bird safe and feed it with the best bird food available. The king's prime minister though, was reluctant to accept the bird. He said "O Rajah, how can you believe the word of a foolish hunter accept this bird? Has anyone in our kingdom ever seen a bird dropping gold? The hunter must be either crazy or telling lies. I think it is best that you release the bird from the cage." After a little thought, the king felt that his prime minister's words were correct. So he ordered the bird to be released. But as soon as the door of the cage was thrown open, the bird flew out, perched itself on a nearby doorway and defecated. To everyone's surprise, the dropping immediately turned into gold. The king mourned his loss.

71. Which of the following is possible the most appropriate title for the story?
a) The Skilled Hunter
b) The King’s Prime Minister
c) The King’s Defeat
d) The Bird with the Gold Dropping
e) The Trials and Tribulations of the Foolish Bird Sindhuka

72. Which of the following emotions made the hunter gift the bird to the king?
a) Respect b) Joy c) Pride d) Fear e) Awe

73. Which of the following is true according to the story?
a) Birds like Sindhuka were very common in the area near the mountain
b) Sindhuka remained caged for the rest of its life
c) Sindhuka was unaware of the trap laid by the hunter
d) The King, when told to not accept the bird, did not listen to his Prime Minister
e) All are true

74. Why was the king’s Prime Minister reluctant to accept the bird?
a) He believed that the bird would die if caged
b) He know about the hunter’s habit of lying
c) He believed that the bird would bring bad luck to the king
d) His sources had informed him that the hunter was crazy
e) None of these
75. How did the hunter find Sindhuka?
a) He had read stories about the bird and had set traps at various locations in the city
b) He followed the bird’s droppings
c) He was on the lookout for a prey when he chanced upon it
d) People from the city had informed him about the bird’s whereabouts
e) He was attracted by the birds calls

Directions (Q. 76-78) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words
printed in bold as used in the passage.

76. Rather
a) Regular b) Quite c) Instead d) But e) Known

77. Release
a) Free b) Vacate c) Vent d) Let expire e) Make public

78. Reverence
a) Respect b) Detail c) Astonishment d) Hope e) Remembrance

Directions (Q. 79-80) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

79. Reluctant
a) True b) Clever c) Averse d) Hesitant e) Keen

80. Skilfully
a) Angrily b) Haphazardly c) Highly d) Cheaply e) Deftly

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Reasoning Ability 19

Directions (Q. 66-70) Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre. B is 2nd to the right of D
who is 3rd to the right of F. C is 2nd to the left of A who is 2nd to the left of F. G is 3rd to the right of E.

66. In which of the following combinations is the 1st person sitting between the 2nd and the 3rd
persons?
a) GCD b) FGH c) EFH d) ABE e) None of these

67. Who is 3rd to the right of H?
a) G b) D c) C d) Data inadequate e) None of these

68. Who is to the immediate right of A?
a) B b) E c) F d) Data inadequate e) None of these

69. What is H’s position with respect to B?
a) 5th to the right b) 3rd to the left c) 5th to the left d) 3rd to the right e) 4th to the left

70. Who is to the immediate left of G?
a) H b) F c) D d) Data inadequate e) None of these

Monday, January 18, 2016

Reasoning Ability 18

Directions (Q. 61-65) A word and number arrangement machine, when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.

Input: 17 put show on 39 27 85 gold
Step I: show 17 put on 39 27 85 gold
Step II: show 85 17 put on 39 27 gold
Step III: show 85 put 17 on 39 27 gold
Step IV: show 85 put 39 17 on 27 gold
Step V: show 85 put 39 on 17 27 gold
Step VI: show 85 put 39 on 27 17 gold
Step VII: show 85 put 39 on 27 gold 17
And step VII is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropirate step for the given input.

61. Input: glass full 15 37 water now 85 67
Which of the following will be Step VI of the above input?
a) water 85 now 67 full glass 15 37
b) water 85 now 67 glass full 15 37
c) water 85 now 67 glass full 15 37
d) There will be no such step
e) None of these

62. Step II of an input is: ultra 73 12 16 mail sort 39 kite
Which of the following steps will be the last but one?
a) VIII b) IX c) VII d) VI e) None of these

63. Step III of an input is: win 75 voice 15 39 store gap 26
Which of the following is definitely the input?
a) voice 15 win 75 39 store gap 26
b) voice win 75 15 39 store gap 26
c) 15 75 win voice store gap 26
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these

64. Step II of an input is: tube 83 49 34 garden flower rat 56
How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
a) Four b) Five c) Six d) Three e) None of these

65. Input: hunt for 94 37 good 29 48 book
How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
a) Four b) Five c) Six d) Seven e) None of these

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Reasoning Ability 17

Directions (Q. 56-60) In each question below is given a group of letters followed by four combinations of digits/symbols numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). You have to find out which of the combinations correctly represents the group of letters based on the following coding system and the conditions that follow and mark the number of that combination as your answer. If none of combinations correctly represents the group of letter, mark (e) i.e., ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Letter                         W P J Q E T I A U F D B V M H
Digit/Symbol code     5 6 9 1 2 3 @ 4 © 8 % * 7 # $

Conditions:
(i) If the 1st letter is a consonant and the 4th letter is a vowel both are to be coded as the code for
the vowel.
(ii) If the 2nd letter is a vowel and the last letter is a consonant both are to be coded as !.
(iii) If both the 1st and the last letters are consonants both their codes are to be interchanged.

56. MBUVWE
a) #*©#52 b) 7*©#52 c) #©*752 d) #!©75! e) None of these

57. AJBMFU
a) 49*48© b) #9*#8© c) 49*#8© d) ©9*#84 e) None of these

58. AEIMVH
a) 42@#7$ b) 42@47$ c) #2@47$ d) 4!@#7! e) None of these

59. THAFIQ
a) 3$48@3 b) 1$48@3 c) 1$48@1 d) 3$48@1 e) None of these

60. WMEIJU
a) @#2@9© b) 5#2@9© c) @#259© d) 5#259© e) None of these

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Reasoning Ability 16

Directions (Q. 51-55) In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four
conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

51. Statements: Some pencils are windows.
All windows are roads.
Some roads are cups.
All cups are chains.

Conclusions: I. Some chains are pencils.
II. Some cups are pencils.
III. Some chains are windows.
IV. Some roads are pencils.

a) None follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only IV follows
d) Only III and IV follow
e) Only III follows

52. Statements: Some beds are mirrors.
Some mirrors are dolls.
Some dolls are cheques.
Some cheques are pins.

Conclusions: I. Some pins are dolls.
II. Some cheques are beds.
III. Some cheques are mirrors.
IV. Some dolls are beds.

a) None follows
b) Only I follows
c) Only II follows
d) Only III follows
e) Only IV follows

53. Statements: All chocolates are holders.
No holder is lamp.
Some lamps are desks.
All desks are pens.

Conclusions: I. Some pens are holders.
II. Some desks are lamps.
III. No pen is holder.
IV. Some pens are chocolates.

a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only III follows
d) Only either I or III follows
e) Only either I or III and II follow

54. Statements: All glasses are rooms.
Some rooms are planes.
All planes are ducks.
Some ducks are lanterns.

Conclusions: I. Some lanterns are planes.
II. Some ducks are rooms.
III. Some rooms are glasses.
IV. Some ducks are glasses.

a) Only I and II follow
b) Only II and III follow
c) Only I, II and III follow
d) All I, II, III and IV follow
e) None of these

55. Statement: Some chairs are tents.
Some tents are jugs.
All jugs are glasses.
All glasses are pots.

Conclusions: I. Some pots are tents.
II. Some pots are chairs.
III. Some glasses are chairs.
IV. Some glasses are tents.

a) Only I and II follow
b) Only II and III follow
c) Only I and III follow
d) Only I and IV follow
e) None of these

Friday, January 15, 2016

Reasoning Ability 15

Directions (Q. 46-50) Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below. B M % R 3 J @ K © D F 6 9 W 4 * N E P 2 $ A Y 5 I Q Z # 7 U G

46. Which of the following is the 6th to the left of the 20th from the left end of the above arrangement?
a) J b) Q c) W d) E e) None of these

47. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately
preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a number?
a) None b) One c) Two d) Three e) More than three

48. If all the symbols and all the vowels are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the
following will be the 12th from the right end?
a) 9 b) 6 c) P d) Y e) None of these

49. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately
preceded by a letter but not immediately followed by a letter?
a) None b) One c) Two d) Three e) More than three

50. What should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following series based on the above
arrangement? MRJ ©F9 *E2 ?
a) Y5I b) YIQ c) A5Q d) YIZ e) None of these

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Reasoning Ability 14

41. In a certain code BUILDER is written as JVCKSFE. How is SEALING written in that code?
a) BTFKHOJ b) JOHKBFT c) TFBKHOJ d) BFTKJOH e) None of these

42. If ‘R’ denotes ‘÷’, ‘T’ denotes ‘⎯’, ‘M’ denotes ‘+’ and ‘W’ denotes ‘×’, then
27 T 15 R 3 W 4 M 6 = ?
a) 7 b) 13 c) ⎯23 d) 1 e) None of these

43. In a certain code WAVE is written as ‘5%3*’ and WINS is written as ‘59@©’. How is SANE
written in that code?
a) ©9@* b) *%©@ c) ©@%* d) ©%@* e) None of these

44. Which of the following is the middle digit of the 3rd highest among the five three digit numbers
given below? 368 931 472 715 647
a) 6 b) 3 c) 7 d) 1 e) 4

45. Among P, Q, R, S and T each having a different height, Q is shorter than only T and S is shorter
than P and Q. Who among them is the shortest?
a) R b) S c) P d) Data inadequate e) None of thes

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Reasoning Ability 13

36. In a row of 40 children, R is 11th from the right and there are 15 children between R and M. What
is M’s position from the left and of the row?
a) 14th b) 15th c) 13th d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

37. In a certain code language ‘how many are there’ is written as ‘ka na ta da’ and ‘many are
welcome here’ is written as ‘na pa ni ka’. How is ‘how’ written in that code language?
a) ta b) da c) ta or da d) Data inadequate e) None of these

38. If the positions of the1st and the 5th digits of the number 83591427 are interchanged, similarly the positions of the 2nd and the 6th digits are interchanged and so on then which of the following will
be the 2nd digit from the right end after the rearrangement?
a) 5 b) 3 c) 9 d) 2 e) None of these

39. How many such pairs of letters are there in the words ADJUSTING each of which has as many
letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?
a) None b) One c) Two d) Three e) More than three

40. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters LBAE using each letter only
once in each word?
a) None b) One c) Two d) Three e) More than three

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Aptitude Preparation 12

31. What is the ratio of the total sales of branch B2 for both years to the total sales of branch B4 for
both years?
a) 2 : 3 b) 3 : 5 c) 4 : 5 d) 7 : 9 e) None of these

32. Total sales of branch B6 for both the years is what percent of the total sales of branches B3 for
both the years?
a) 68.54% b) 71.11% c) 73.17% d) 75.55% e) None of these

33. What percent of the average sales of branches B1, B2 and B3 in 2001 is the average sales of
branches B1, B3 and B6 in 2000?
a) 75% b) 77.5% c) 82.5% d) 87.5% e) None of these

34. What is the average sales of all the branches (in thousand numbers) for the year 2000?
a) 73 b) 80 c) 83 d) 88 e) None of these

35. Total sales of branches B1, B3 and B5 together for both the years (in thousand numbers) is?
a) 250 b) 310 c) 435 d) 560 e) None of these

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Aptitude Preparation 09

15. What is the average amount of interest per year which the company had to pay during this period?
a) Rs.32.43 lakhs b) Rs.33.72 lakhs c) Rs.34.18 lakhs d) Rs.36.66 lakhs e) None of these

16. The total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period is approximately what
percent of the total amount of salary paid during this period?
a) 0.1% b) 0.5% c) 1% d) 1.25% e) None of these

17. Total expenditure on all these items in 1998 was approximately what percent of the total
expenditure in 2002?
a) 62% b) 66% c) 69% d) 71% e) None of these

18. The total expenditure of the company over these items during the year 2000 is?
a) Rs.544.44 lakhs b) Rs.501.11 lakhs c) Rs.446.46 lakhs d) Rs.478.87 lakhs e) None of these

19. The ratio between the total expenditure on taxes for all the years and the total expenditure on fuel
and transport for all the years respectively is approximately?
a) 4 : 7 b) 10 : 13 c) 15 : 18 d) 5 : 8 e) None of these

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Aptitude Preparation 07

6. A man is 24 years older than his son. In two years, his age will be twice the age of his son. The
present age of the son is

a) 14 years b) 18 years c) 20 years d) 22 years e) None of these

7. A shopkeeper expects a gain of 22-1/2% on his cost price. If in a week, his sale was of Rs.392,
what was his profit?

a) Rs.18.20 b) Rs.70 c) Rs.72 d) Rs.88.25 e) None of these

9. . 081 × .484 /.0064 × 6.25 is equal to
a) 0.9 b) 0.99 c) 9 d) 99 e) None of these

10. A boy goes to his school from his house at a speed of 3 km./hr and return at a speed of 2 km./hr.
If he takes 5 hours in going and coming, the distance between his house and school is

a) 5 km b) 5.5 km c) 6 km d) 6.5 km e) None of these

11. A can do a certain work in the same time in which B and C together can do it. If A and B together
could do it in 10 days and C alone in 50 days, then B alone could do it in:
a) 15 days b) 20 days c) 25 days d) 30 days e) None of these

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Aptitude Preparation 06

1. The average age of husband, wife and their child 3 years ago was 27 years and that of wife and
the child 5 years ago was 20 years. The present age of the husband is:

a) 35 years b) 40 years c) 50 years d) Data inadequate e) None of these

2. A rectangular courty 3.78 metres long and 5.25 metres wide is to be paved exactly with square
tiles, all of the same size. What is the largest size of the tile which could be used for the purpose?

a) 14 cms b) 21 cms c) 42 cms d) Data inadequate e) None of these

3. Murugan, Prasanna and Arun invested Rs.8000, Rs.4000 and Rs.8000 respectively in a business.
Arun left after six months. If after eight months, there was a gain of Rs.4005, then what will be
the share of Prasanna?

a) Rs.890 b) Rs.1335 c) Rs.1602 d) Rs.1780 e) None of these

4. In how many ways a committee, consisting of 5 men and 6 women can be formed from 8 men
and 10 women?

a) 266 b) 5040 c) 1176 d) 86400 e) None of these

5. In a lottery, there are 10 prizes and 25 blanks. A lottery is drawn at random. What is the
probability of getting a prize?

a) 1/10 b) 2/5 c) 2/7 d) 5/7 e) None of these

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Aptitude - General English

Directions (166-170): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C),(D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) These inhibitors to providing profitable mobile services to rural India come from two main sources-
(B) Rural India has a massive pent-upderhand for mobile services; a limitless supply of low-cost labour to help deploy them; and a large entrepreneurial class ready to deliver services at the local level.
(C) As powerful as these market drivers may be, the inhibitors are even more formidable.
(Dj Firstly, there are the inherent constraints of the market — its geography, economy and skill levels; and secondly, the inherent limitations of current GSM technology, processes and models.
(E) Cheap handsets are available and, unlike urban locations space for Base Stations is plentiful.

166. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
( D A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E

167. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(1) E (2) D (3) C (4) B (5) A

168. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
( D A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E

169. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
( D A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E .

170. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
(1)A (2) (3) C (4) D (5) E

Directions (171-175) : Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has
been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

171. I carved a for myself in the political field and gained and acceptance because of my efforts and not for what my mother and grandfather had done.

(1) niche-respect
(2) place-pace
(3) sculpture-popularity
(4) rock-adulation
(5) function-trouble

172. Long distance relationships can be very _ _ _ _ _ as you don't have to tell your partner where you are or what are you doing all the time it can also make a person depressed, aloof and isolated.

(1) liberating-but
(2) trying - and
(3) healing - since
(4) difficult - although
(5) alarming - then


175. The discovery of cave, has to the city's history of subterranean structures.
(1) further - included
(2) another - added
(3) extra - supplemented
(4) more - contributed
(5) few - gone

Monday, January 4, 2016

Aptitude - General English

Directions (151-160): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

The children living in rural areas continue to be deprived of a quality education. Part of the reason is their teachers. A large number of teachers (151) to teach in rural areas and those that do are usually under qualified. In recent years the number of qualified teachers has increased because of (152)  efforts by the government and private groups to (153) the general education and professional training of teachers. There is more of an emphasis on the training of rural teachers, whose educational backgrounds are generally not as (154) as their urban counterparts. Those that refuse to teach in rural areas (155) distance and lack of interest by students as problems. Many of the teachers also (156)
the enthusiasm to teach because of their meagre salary. Another obstacle (157) by the schools is that obtaining more teachers for rural schools is difficult because of state guidelines that apprdve of high student-to-teacher ratios. As the lack of teachers creates many obstacles for children in rural
schools, another (158) is the lack of resources which becomes detrimental to the learning process. Lack of books and other reading materials seems to be a widespread problem. The use of
high-tech devices such as computers is (159) rare. Another condition of the schools is the inadequate facilities in the classes that are actually (160) in. Some schools are located in warehouses while others in small houses. Many of the rural schools operate without electricity.

151. (1) reject (2) averse (3) gear (4) refuse (5) adamant
152. (1) none (2) most (3) increased (4) dire (5) enlarged
153. (1) improve (2) recover (3) decrease (4) advanced (5) progressive
154. (1) exhausted (2) sound (3) cheap (4) qualified (5) limited
155. (1) say (2) lilt (3) reduce 14) cite (5) make
156. (1) use 2) loose (3) little (4) have (5) lack
157. (1) faced (2J feature (3) witness (4) •born (5) looked
158. (1) benefit (2) problem (3) issues (4) hinder (5) setback
159. (1) so (2) much (3) very (4) extraordinary (5) many
160. (1) sit (2) taught (3) skilled (4) train (5) qualified

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Aptitude Preparation 03

Directions (61-65) : What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series

61. 12 35 40 63 68 (?)
(1) 93 (2) 75 (3) 73 (4) 91 (5) None of these

62. 19 28 46 82 154 '(?)
(1) 298 (2) 254 (3) 278 (4) 248(5) None of these

63. 655 484 351 256 199 (?)
(1) 161 (2) 218 (3) 180 (4) 171 (5) None of these

64. 21 28 47 86 153 (?)
(1) 244 (2) 266 (3) 256 (4) 254 (5) None of these

65. 1229 500 157 32 5 (?)
(1) 4 (2) 2 (3) -3 (4) -2 (5) None of these

71. The side of a square is twice the length of a rectangle of area 828 sq.cm. Perimeter of the rectangle is 118 cm. What is the perimeter of the square?
(1) 184 cm.
(2) 288 cm.
(3) 144 cm.
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

72. Three athletes ran in a race. Speed of first athlete was threefourth speed of second athlete.
Speed of third athlete was 1 — times speed of second athlete. First athlete covered the distance
of 300 metres in 50 seconds. How much distance would third athlete cover in 40 seconds?
(1) 400 metres (2) 300 metres (3) 450 metres (4) 350 metres (5) None of these

73. Amit's present age is three years less than Jyoti's age after fiveyears. The ratio between Jyoti's
present age and Vipin's present age is 12: 25. Vipin is 10 years younger than Ajay who is presently
60 years old. What is Amit's present age?
(1) 26 years
(2) 21 years
(3) 24 years
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

74. The largest and the second larg-test angles of a triangle are in the ratio of 4 : 3 respectively. Thej
numeric value of the smallest angle of the triangle is three less; than the square of six. What il
the value of the largest angle of the triangle?
(1)90° (2) 78° (3) 84° (4) 80° (5) None of these

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Aptitude Preparation - 02

Directions (33 - 37): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
S F 3 U A ⋆ 7 M @ $ Q 2 % 6 ©8NR15 & 9 L Z C # V 4 p W E

33. If all the numbers are dropped from the above arrangement which of the following will be
eleventh from the left end of the above arrangement ?
(1)N (2)% (3)K (4)© (5)&

34. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the postions in the above arrange,
ment and so form a group. Which is the one  that does not belongs that group ?
( 1 ) A ⋆ U (2)L9Z (3) #VC (4) K5N (5)$Q@

35. How many such symbols are the in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceed by a number and also immediately followed by a letter ?
(1) None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

36. What will come in place of the question mark ?
SF UA M@" %6 5&
 (1) V4 (2) #V (3)LZ 14) 94 (5) None of these

37. Which of the following is seventh to the right of the twentieth from the right end of the above arrangement?
{1)% (2)5 (3) Q (4) 8 (5)K

Directions (38 - 40) : Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I nd II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and Give answer (1) if the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the "data in-Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (2) if the data in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (3) if the data either in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to
answer the question.
Give answer (4) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the
question.

38. Among Rohan, Samir, Farhan and Emi seated in a straight line facing North, who sits at the extreme right hand corner of the line?
(I) Samir and Farhan are immediate neighbours of each other and Emi is not an immediate
neighbour of Samir.
(II) Emi sits second to the right of Samir and Rohan is not an immediate neighbour of
Samir,

39. Point A is towards which direction of Point D?
(I) Walking 10m in a straight line from Point D leads to Point A.
(II) Point C is located exactly between Point A and Point D.

40. On which day of the month was the farewell scheduled in the hostel ?
(I) The farewell was scheduled after the exams got over i.e. 23rd of that month and all the students left the hostel on 29th of the same month.
(II) The warden of the hostel did not want to hold the farewell on or before 27th of that month due to certain administrative reasons.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Aptitude Preparation - 01

Directions ( 21-25) : Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a certain code 'support the other group' is written as 'ja pe la no' 'the mission gains support' is written as' ke ja zi la', 'gains other than money' is written as 'fu no ho zi' and 'more support and money' is written as ' re qi fuja' .

21. What is the code for 'group' ?
( l ) ja (2) pe (3) la (3) no (5) Cannot be determined

22. What does 'zi' stand for ?
(1) mission (2) than (3) other (4) the (5) gains

23. Which of the following may represent 'more than the group'?
(1) la qi ho pe
(2) re la qi ho
(3) re no la pe
(4) pe ke qi la
(5) qi ho la fu

24. What is the code for 'mission'?
( l ) la (2)zi (3) ke (4)ja (5) ke or la

25. Which of the following may represent 'money matters more'?
(1) fue re bu
(2) re bu qi
(3) zi qi yo
(4) yo fu no
(5) la fu bu

Directions (26 - 32): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Nine friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and K are sitting around a circle facing the centre. A sits second to left of D. K sits third to right of F. Neither K nor F is an immediate neighbour of A or D. G and H are immediate neighbours of each other. E sits third to right of H. B is not an immediate neighbour
of F.

26. What is the position of F with respect to the position of B ?
(1) Second to the right
(2) Third to the left
(3) Second to the left
(4) Third to the right
(5)Sixthtotheright

27. Who amongst the following is an immediate neighbour of H ?
(1) C (2) B (3) K . (4) F (5) A

28. Starting from A, if all the friends are made to sit in the alphabetical order in clockwise direction,
the positons of how many (except A) will remain unchanged ?
(1) None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) Four

29. H is related to C and B is related to E in a certain way. To whom amongst the following is G related following the same pattern ?
(1) F (2) H (3) C (4) A (5)D

30. What will come in place of the question mark ? DC DB DF DA
(1) DG (2) DE (3) DH (4) DK (5) Either DK or DE

31. Who sits third to the left of A?
(1) H (2) G (3) C (4) F {5)B

32. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of C?
(1)FH (2)AB (3) BD (4) EK (5) DF