Monday, February 29, 2016

Bank Exam Preparaqtion 60

66. The average of four consecutive odd numbers is 36. What is the smallest of these numbers?
a) 31 b) 35 c) 43 d) 47 e) None of these

67. What would be the compound interest accrued on an amount of Rs.7850 at the rate of 14%
per annum in two years?
a) Rs.2351.86 b) Rs.2880.37 c) Rs.2518.22 d) Rs.2290.23 e) None of these

68. Mithilesh started a business by investing Rs.48000. After 7 months, Vidya joined him with a
capital of Rs.56000. At the end of the year of the total profit was Rs.5885. What is the
Vidya’s share of the profit?
a) Rs.3625 b) Rs.1650 c) Rs.1925 d) Rs.3960 e) None of these

69. 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?
a) 12 : 11 b) 11 : 9 c) 9 : 10 d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

70. Natasha decided to spend 45% of her salary on shopping. On completion of her shopping, she
realized that she had spent only Rs.11475, which was 60% of what she had decided to spent.
How much is Natasha’s salary?
a) Rs.29600 b) Rs.38800 c) Rs.42500 d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

71. In how many different way can the letters of the word ‘RUDE’ be arranged?
a) 12 b) 48 c) 16 d) 24 e) None of these

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 59

52. Four out of the following five are some how same and therefore they form a group. Which
one of the following does not come into this group?
a) Y b) W c) V d) R e) P

53. Who is 3rd to the right of W?
a) R b) S c) Q d) Y e) Can’t be determined

54. How many people are there between T and Q?
a) None b) 1 c) 2 d) 3 e) 4

Directions (Q. 55-60) For recruiting management trainees in an organization, the following criteria as
have been laid down.
The candidate must
(i) Be a first class graduate in Commerce with atleast 65% marks.
(ii) Have secured atleast 70% marks in SSC.
(iii) Be not more than 26 years and not less than 21 years of age as on 01st August 2007.
(iv) Have secured atleast 60% marks in selection test.
(v) Have secured atleast 50% marks in selection interview.
However, if a candidate fulfills all the above mentioned criteria except
(a) at (i) above but is an Economics graduate with atleast 70% marks, the case may be referred to
the GM of the organization.
(b) at (v) above but has secured atleast 40% marks in selection interview and atleast 70% marks
in selection test, the case may be referred to the President of the organization.
In each of the questions below, information of one candidate is given. You have to take one of the
following five decision bases on the information provided and the criteria and conditions given above.
You are no to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases
are given to you as on 01st August 2007. You have to indicate your decision by marking answers to
each questions as follows.
Give answer
(a) if the candidate is to be selected
(b) if the candidate is not to be selected
(c) if the case is to be referred to GM
(d) if the case is to be referred to President
(e) if the data is inadequate to decide the course of action

55. Abhishek has passed degree examination in Commerce with Economics as one of the subjects
in first class with 68% marks in 2006 at the age of 22 years. His marks in SSC was 73%. He
has cleared the selection test with 64% marks and selection interview with 62% marks.

56. Sharad Bhatia has passed B.Com. in first class with 69% marks and SSC with 78% marks. He
joined a private organization as an officer in June 2005 immediately after completing 23 years
of age. He has scored 65% marks in selection test and 48% marks in selection interview.

57. PriyankaGhate has passed graduation in arts with specialization in Economics in first class
with 75% marks. Her date of birth is 08th July, 1985. She had scored 89% marks in SSC, 63%
in selection interview and 61% marks in selection test.

58. Rakesh has passed SSC with 85% marks and graduation in arts with specialization in
Economics with 72% marks. His date of birth is 12th June, 1985. He has scored 65% marks in
selection test as well as in interview.

59. SaritaDere is a post graduate in Commerce passed in first class with 62% marks. Her score in
SSC was 75%. She completed 23 years of age on 23rd December, 2006. She has scored 64%
marks in selection test and 55% marks in selection interview.

60. AshishGharpure is a Commerce graduate passed out in June 2006, at the age of 21 years with
72% marks and first class. Presently he is pursuing his post-graduation in Economics. He had
scored 82% marks in SSC. He has cleared the selection test with 67% marks and selection
interview with 56% marks.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 58

45. A clock becomes 12 s fast in every 3 h. If it is made correct at 3 o’clock in the afternoon of
Sunday, then what time will it show at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning?
a) 2 min 52 s past 10
b) 2 min 54 s past 10
c) 2 min 50 s past 10
d) 2 min 48 s past 20
e) None of these

46. 2 days before yesterday was Friday, then what day of the week will be day after tomorrow?
a) Monday b) Sunday c) Saturday d) Wednesday e) None of these

47. Shreya started from point P and walked 2 m towards West. She, then took a right turn and
walked 3 m before taking a left turn and walking 5 m. She finally took a left turn, walked 3 m
and stopped at a point Q. How far is point Q from point P?
a) 2 m b) 6 m c) 7 m d) 8 m e) 12 m

Directions (Q. 48-51) Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight friends P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Y are sitting around a square table. Out of eight, four
persons are sitting at the corners of the table and the other four are sitting at the mid points of each
side of the table. Persons at the corners are facing the centre while the persons at the mid points of
side are facing outside. S is 3rd to the right of P.
P is facing the centre. Y is not sitting beside P or S. T is 3rd to the right of R. R is not sitting at
the mid-point of any side of the table. R is also not beside Y. There is only one person between P and
V. Q is not sitting beside V.

48. If all the persons are made to sit in alphabetical order in clockwise direction starting from P,
then the position of how many persons remains the same (excluding P)?
a) None b) One c) Two d) Three e) Four

49. Which of the following is true regarding Y?
a) T is not sitting beside Y
b) Y is sitting at the mid-point of a side
c) R is 2nd to the left of Y
d) P and V are beside Y
e) None of these

50. Who is 4th to the left of V?
a) Y b) R c) T d) Q e) W

51. What is the position of Q in respect of R?
a) Immediate left
b) 2nd to the left
c) 3rd to the left
d) 3rd to the right
e) Immediate right

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 57

Directions (Q. 39-44) Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below
it.
I. ‘A + B’ means that ‘A is the father of B’.
II. ‘A – B’ means that ‘A is the wife of B’.
III. ‘A × B’ means that ‘A is the brother of B’.
IV. ‘A ÷ B’ means that ‘A is the daughter of B’.

39. If it is given ‘P ÷ R + S + Q’ then which of the following is true?
a) P is the daughter of Q
b) Q is the aunt of p
c) P is the aunt of Q
d) P is the mother of Q
e) None of these

40. If it is given ‘P – R + Q’ then which of the following statements is true?
a) P is the mother of Q
b) Q is the daughter of P
c) P is the aunt of Q
d) P is the sister of Q
e) None of these

41. If it is given ‘P × R ÷ Q’ then which of the following is true?
a) P is the uncle of Q
b) P is the father of Q
c) P is the brother of Q
d) P is the son of Q
e) None of these

42. If it is given ‘P × R – Q’ then which of the following is true?
a) P is the brother-in-law of Q
b) P is the brother of Q
c) P is the uncle of Q
d) P is the father of Q
e) None of these

43. If ‘P + R ÷ Q’ then which of the following is true?
a) P is the husband of Q
b) P is the brother of Q
c) P is the son of Q
d) P is the father of Q
e) None of these

44. If ‘P – R × Q’ then which of the following is true?
a) P is the sister of Q
b) Q is the son of P
c) Q is the husband of P
d) P is the sister in law of Q
e) None of these

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 56

Directions (Q. 34-38) In each of the following questions two rows of numbers are given. The
resultant number in each row is to be worked out separately based on the following rules and the
questions below the rows of numbers are to be answered. The operations of numbers progress from
left to right.
Rules:
(i) If a two digit odd number is followed by a two digit odd number, they are to be added.
(ii) If a two digit even number is followed by a two digit odd number which is a perfect
square, the even number is to be subtracted from the odd number.
(iii) If a three digit number is followed by a two digit number, the first number is to be divided
by the second number.
(iv) If a prime number is followed by an even number, the two are to be added.
(v) If an even number is followed by another even number, the two are to be multiplied.

34. 23 15 12
       X 24 49
If X is the resultant of the first row, what is the resultant of the second row?
a) 24 b) 25 c) 28 d) 22 e) None of these

35. 37 12 21
      38 81 14
What is the difference between the resultants of the two rows?
a) 23 b) 32 c) 13 d) 18 e) None of these

37. 345 23 X
        45 17 81
If X is the resultant of the second row, what is the resultant of the first row?
a) 285 b) 33 c) 135 d) 34 e) None of these

38. 12 28 84
       37 22 18
What is the sum of the resultants of the two rows?
a) 77 b) 87 c) 84 d) 72 e) None of these

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 55

31. If it is possible to make only one meaningful word with 3rd, 7th, 8th and 10th letters of the word
‘COMPATIBILITY’, which of the following would be the last letter of that word? If no such
word can be made, give ‘X’ as your answer and if more than one such word can be formed,
give your answer as Y.
a) I b) B c) L
d) X e) Y
32. If in a certain code language ‘SIMILAR’ is written as ‘IZORNRH’, then how will
‘NATURAL’ be written in that language?
a) OZIFGZM b) OZIFGMZ c) OZIFZMG
d) OZIFMZG e) None of these
33. Sameer remembers that his brother’s birthday is after fifteenth but before 18th of February
whereas his sister Kanika remembers that her brother’s birthday is after 16th but before 19th of
February. On which day in February is Sameer’s brother’s birthday?
a) 15th Feb. b) 18th Feb. c) 17th Feb.
d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 54

Directions (Q. 26-30) Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each statement should
replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is
correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer.

26. The grim job market has taken its toll on students, many of those had hoped for a much better
future.
a) much of whom
b) many of whom
c) several of those
d) many of which
e) No correction required

27. The relationship we have with our clients are the cornerstone of our future.
a) our client are
b) each clients is
c) our clients is
d) all clients are
e) No correction required

28. Many developed countries have been attempting to buy agricultural land in other countries
to meet their own demand.
a) has been attempting
b) have being attempting
c) are being attempting
d) have been attempted
e) No correction required

29. A nuclear testing fills the air with radioactive dust and left the area uninhabitable.
a) and leaves the
b) also leaves the
c) and leaving the
d) and making the
e) No correction required

30. Modern ideas of governance started back to the time when people began to question kings.
a) started when
b) set back to
c) start back to
d) date back to
e) No correction required

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 53

Directions (Q. 16-25) Read each sentence 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 will be the answer. If
there is no error, mark (5) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

16. In emerging economies (1) / the private credit market (2) / remains highly segmented and thus
(3) / weaken power of monetary policy. (4) No error (5)

17. The recent election campaign (1) / has been one of (2) / the most noisiest campaigns (3) / in
the last decade. (4) No error (5)

18. Wholesome strategic planning (1) / was the focus as (2) / the firm manage through a difficult
period (3) / a couple of years ago. (4) No error (5)

19. In spite of the best governmental efforts, (1) / emission of green house gases (2) / and noxious
chemicals (3) / remain a cause of worry. (4) No error (5)

20. The rate of metabolism of (1) / a body is comparatively lowest when (2) / it is at rest and is
(3) / thus optimum for examination. (4) No error (5)

21. The opposition leader tried (1) / to bolster his position (2) / with the voters by pressing (3)
corruption charges against rivals. (4) No error (5)

22. The recently imposed dress code (1) / in the university has enraged (2) / the students who will
be going (3) / on strike since tomorrow. (4) No error (5)

23. Ever since he took over (1) / as the Chief Minister of the State (2) / rate for unemployment (3)
/ has drastically increased. (4) No error (5)

24. Although the brilliant writer (1) / an underlying (2) / pessimism prevails in (3) / all her novels.
(4) No error (5)

25. Changed social setting (1) / demands the schools to teach (2) / moral and social values (3) /
among with the academic skills. (4) No error (5)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 52

Directions (Q.1-15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Certain words have been printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the
questions.

Capitalism is a great slave, but a pathetic master. This truth unfortunately gets lost in our
chase for that elusive dream … especially in the West, the land that has been marketed as the land of
the dreams – the great Western dream. It’s the dream of being independent masters of our lives of
making big bucks and being happy – even if that happiness is being bought by money which all of
them chase out there. No doubt, the West, on its part, has been fairly successful in creating material
comforts aplenty. It has improved the living standard of its average citizen. However it has been
achieved as a result of more than 200 years of unbridled growth and exploitation. And that is what has made the rest of the World mindlessly chase Westernism, not necessarily happiness or an ideal form of society. All because the shop window looks very impressive and it has been marketed very well.
But a deep look inside the shop tells a different tale. A different World lies behind, a World
that is not quite visible to the starry eyed millions – for whom the Western way of life seems to be the
ultimate dream.
Thus, we have Indians dreaming to become or to get married to an NRI and Indian middle
class fathers dreaming of their sons reaching the Bay area and landing tech jobs, unmindful of the
second class life they end up leading in the West. What goes unseen and almost unheard is that the
West also happens to be the land that is right amongst the top in terms of the number of divorces per
thousand, the number of single parents families per thousand, the number of old people in old age
homes, the number of suicides, homicides and of course, the number of college/school shootouts.
And why not! After all, such societies are constantly driven towards higher profits and
materialism. Expectedly, this materialism comes at a cost that the World is paying today. This is the
reason why we have millions dying of curable diseases in Africa and other underdeveloped countries,
while the rich grow richer. Their growth will be reduced, if they were to start thinking of the poor. So
what do they do to justify their greed for more? They most shrewdly propagate and market a
ridiculously primitive law of the jungle for our 21st century civilization, the ‘Law of Survival of the
Fittest’!
The interesting thing about material things is that they only give an illusion of happiness,
however such happiness is always momentary in nature. Ergo, at this juncture, you feel you are the
happiest person in the World, after buying your new car or flat screen TV, and just a few days later,
these are the very possessions that cease to make you happy. While you chase the bigger car and
spend that extra bit of the wealth, you intercept someone’s share of the daily bread and also sacrifice
those who have the maximum power to make you happy – family, emotions and love. Prolonged
abstinence in feeling emotions finally destroys bliss, and you don’t even realize when you’ve become
a dry-eyed cripple …. And then you land up in a sermon workshop to find out the real meaning of life
– or whatever these workshops are capable of the explaining. The truth is that such workshops are
also driven by merchants who cash in on the dejected state of the people, a state created by their own
fictional dreams. But by then its really too late.
By then, you have made profits out of arms, and engineered wars to keep that industry alive.
You’ve sold guns across counters at supermarkets and made more profits. You’ve lobbied that guns
should be made accessible to the common man, and all for the sake of profits. This makes you realize
one day that they are your own children who are in the line of fire against the school goer who opens
fire at his schoolmates.
This is the society that finally creates an emotionless monster, who gets satisfaction in killing
innocent adults and children alike for no cause, no reason and for none, but himself. It is the utter
destruction of spiritualism and the total focus on endless self-gratification. Where so many single
parent families and divorces exist, it is impossible to bring up children or influence the killers, any
better.

1. Who does the author hold responsible for the shooting spree in schools and colleges?
A. Lack of love and emotion in the society in general.
B. Increased focus on self-gratification even when it comes at the cost of innocent lives.
C. Deteriorating social structure leading to break up of families resulting in lack of moral
development in children.
a) Only A b) Only C c) Only B and C
d) All of these e) None of these

2. Why does the author refer to the law of survival of the fittest as ridiculous?
a) This law is primitive and does not hold good for developed nations
b) The law is often used to justify the accumulation of wealth by a selected few
c) People from developing countries use it to rationalize their immigration to the Western
countries
d) It does not lead to any material profits and material wealth
e) None of these

3. Which of the following is a reason for poverty and hunger in underdeveloped countries?
A. Mindlessly chasing the Western way of living.
B. They have fallen prey to the idea of happiness through material comforts rather than love and
emotional bond.
C. They do not have marketing techniques as good as the Western countries.
a) Only B b) Only C c) Only A
d) Only B and C e) Not mentioned in the passage

4. Why do the ‘starry-eyed millions’ harbor a wish to become NRI?
A. They are driven towards higher profits and materialism.
B. They appreciate the Western way of life as it appears to them.
C. They have become emotionless and lost any attachment to the motherland.
a) Only A b) Only B c) Only A and B
d) Only C e) All A, B and C

5. Why does the author disregard the Western way of living even though an average citizen in
the West enjoys better living standards?
a) Many Indians want to ape their lifestyle, leading to a cultural dilution of their own
traditions
b) The West has failed to market their lifestyle in an appropriate way
c) According to him, the law of ‘survival of the fittest’ is now obsolete
d) It only looks forward to material comfort rather than happiness within
e) None of these

6. What does the author mean by ‘intercepting someone’s share of daily bread’?
a) Hindering the process of marketing in underdeveloped countries by the developed
countries
b) Denying material comfort to the Western World
c) Affecting the social life of those working towards material comforts only
d) Excess of wealth in Western World while people in poorer nations struggle for survival
e) None of these

7. What does the author mean by ‘shop window of the West’ when he suggests to look inside the
shop?
A. The sprawling supermarkets have been making profits out of inhuman activities.
B. To look closely at the existing societal structure rather than superficially appreciating the
delusive dazzle.
C. To study their marketing techniques closely.
a) Only A b) Only B c) Only A and B
d) Only B and C e) Only C

8. The author’s main objective in writing the passage is
a) To explain that consumerist societies have their own drawbacks, which are overlooked by
those who are blinded by its material glare
b) To explain how too many material comforts have improved the living standard of common
man in the West
c) That young children should not be given access to guns and other ammunitions
d) All NRIs are leading unmindful, second-class lives abroad
e) None of these

9. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?
a) Over-indulgence in accumulating material wealth has led to many problems on the social
and emotional fronts
b) people should visit the sermons more often since this is the only way to achieve peace and
happiness
c) For the sake of making profits, people have taken decisions which have proved to be
harmful to the society
d) There are plenty of material comforts in the Western countries
e) All are true

Directions (Q. 10-12) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold
as used in the passage.
10. Shrewdly
a) Roughly b) Rightly c) Rudelyd) Courteously e) Astutely

11. Chase
a) Follow b) Capture c) Run d) Catch e) Conquer

12. Elusive
a) Terrifying b) Unusual c) Unachievable d) Haunting e) Displeasing

Directions (Q. 13-15) Choose the word/phrase which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed
in bold as used in the passage.
13. Dejected
a) Apologetic b) Anxious c) Acceptedd) Elated e) Enlightened

14. Unbridled
a) Enthusiastic b) Controlled c) Rebellious d) Considerate e) Approved

15. Momentary
a) Sporadic b) Futuristic c) Brief d) Homogenous e) Perpetual

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 51

Directions (176-185): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is '5'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

176. As the clock struck twelve, (1)/ we heard the big bang of the fire crackers (2)/and see all the
guests screaming (3)/shouting and wishing each other with joy.(4)/No error (5)

177. With several modes of (1)/communication available today, (2)/ you and your partner can email,
(3) /text and call each other whenever you want. (4)/No error (5J

178. One of the oldest clubs in the city, (D/it has, once again, proved that when it comes to  (2)/celebrations, nothing can beat the arrangements (3)/that greet guests for the venue. (4)/No error (5)

179. The university has ordered (1)/an inquiry into the leak and formed (2) / an inquiry committee
who will have to (3)./ submit its  primary report within 48 hours. (4)/No error (5)

180. Despite complaints (l)/the authorities have (2)/failed to take any action (3)/against illegal vehicles. (4)/ No error (5)

181. The structure overlooks (l)/the valley and is (2)/very hardly noticeable(3)/from the busy highway. (4)/No error (5)

182. Ever so often, all professional! employes (D/get caught up with meeting demands(2)/to achieve
professioal goals (3)/and neglect\ their personal lives. (4)/No error. (5)

183. A small depression can (1)/ ber seen in the centre of the single cell cave, (2)/which can  accommodate (3)/a few peoples. (4)/No error (5)

184. Not only should professionals set (l) /a personal time for themselves, (2)/they should also treat
it as seriously (3)/as they would treat their work time. (4)/No error 5)

185. We all have been through (1)/the bitter-sweet struggle of balancing (2)/the demands of our career (3) /with those on our families. (4)/No error (5

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 50

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

173. The department had _____ a cir-cular to all the other department heads requesting them to check
i f the file was _ _ _ received by them.
(1) posted - quickly
(2) issued - inadvertently
(3) sent - erroneously
(4) notified - mistakenly
(5) hosted - wrongly

174. Even though the regional transport authority is all set to make ; by meter mandatory for
auto rickshaws, the three-wheeler drivers have a ban on illegal transport vehicles plying
in city limits.
(1) going - witnessed
(2) running - ruled
(3) driving-thwarted
(4) plying - demanded
(5) paying - said

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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 49

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 48

Directions (161-165) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct?
If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

161. When actor-turned-politician paid a visit to her school to attend its ruby celebration recently, little did she know she'd take home the most memorable experiences of her life.
(1)'most memorable experience
(2) more memorable ex; . iences
(3) one of the most memorable experience
(4) memorable experience
(5) No correction required

162. The guests were witnessed to have a gala time, with most of them tapping their feet to tire loud
music.
(1) witnessed has
(2) were witnessed having
(3) was witnessing to have
(4) were, witnessed
(5) No correction required

163. Without trust, any relationship will not be last long.
(1) not last
(2) no lasting
(3) not lasting
(4) not lasted
(5) No correction required

164. Blue and white lights adorning all sides of the venue looked just as welcomed than the gorgeous din ner setting and the,huge dance floor.
(1) so welcomed as
{2) as welcoming as
(3) so welcome as
(4) as welcoming so
(5) No correction required

165. The I Jniversity cancelled the exam within ten minutes of it starting after it was discovered that the question paper been leaked.
(1) is being leak '
(2) is leaked
(3) had been leaked
(4) was leaking
(5] No correction required ,

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 47

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 12) loose (3) little (4) have (5) lack
157. (1) faced (2J feature (3) witness (4) •born (5) looked
158. (1) benefit (2) problea (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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 46

75. In a test Pramila scored 195 marks less than Rohlt. Rohit scored 280 marks more than Preeti in same test. Preeti scored 205 marks less than Pawan. Pawaii scored 1400 marks in the test. Highest marks of the test are 1500. What was Pramila's approximate percentage of marks?
(1) 92 (2) 89 (3) 81 (4) 85 (5) 95

76. The angles of a quadrilateral are in ratio of 6 : 5 : 7 : 2. The largest angle of the quadrilateral is
equal to the largest angle of a triangle. One of the angles of the triangle is 31°. What is the value'
of smallest angle of the triangle?
(1)29° (2)31° (3) 23° (4) 27° (5) None of these

77. Sum of three numbers is equal to sum of the square of 18 and the cube of 7. Second largest
number is (9)2 more than 65. Largest number is equal to the sum of square of 22 and square
of 4. What is the value of the lowest number?
(1) 24 (2) 31 (3)21 (4)34 (4) None of these

78. Ram purchased an item for ^ 45,000 and sold it at a loss of 10 percent. From that amount he
purchased another item and sold it at a gain of 15 percent. What is his overall gainl loss in the
whole deal?
(1) Gain of ? 1,525
(2) Loss of ? 1,575
(3) Gain of ? 1,755
(4) Loss of ? 1,755
(5) None of these

79. Sum of'five consecutive numbers of Set-A is 355. Sum of the four consecutive even numbers of Set- B is 292. What is the sum of the smallest even number of Set-B and the largest number of Set-A?
(1) 144 (2) 143 (3) 148 (4) 142 (5) None of these

80. The simple interest accrued on asum of a certain principal is ` 8,000 in four years at the rate
of 10 p.c.p.a. What would be the compound interest accrued on that principal at the rate of 4
p.c.p.a in 2 years?
(1) ` 1,458
(2) ` 1,120
(3) ` 1,320
(4) ` 1,632
(5) None of these

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 45

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 five[years. 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 largest 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, February 13, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 44

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 43

Directions (33 - 37): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
S F 3 U A ⋆ 7 M @ $ Q 2 % 6 ©8NR1 5 & 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 positions 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 prece
ed 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 corrfe 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 and 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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 42

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 re presents the immediate neigbours of C?
(1)FH (2)AB (3) BD (4) EK (5) DF

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 41

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 40

Directions (16-20) : Study the following information to answer the given questions:
P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and X are seated in a straight line facing North. T sits fourth to the left of W.
Neither T nor W sits at the extreme end of the line. Only one person sits between X and R. Neither X nor R is an immediate neighbour of W. P sits second to the right of X. Only two people sit between P and S. Q is not an immediate neighbour of S.

16. What is the position of V with respect to Q ?
(1) Fifth to the right
(2) Immediate neighbour
(3) Second to right
(4) Third to right
(5) None of these

17. Which of the following represents persons seated at the two extreme ends of the line?
(1) S, R (2) Q, S (3) R, P (4) X, Q (5) V, X

18. How many persons are seated between R and P ?
(1) One (2) Two (3) Three (4) Four (5) None

19. If T is related to V and Q is related to P in a certain way, to which of the following would X be related to following the same pattern?
(1) Q (2) T (3) R (4) S (5) W

20. Who amongst the following sits exactly in the middle of the persons who sits fifth from the left
and the person who sits sixth from the right?
(1) P (2) Q (3) T (4) S (5) V

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 39

Directions (11-15) : In these  questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions.
Give answer (1) if only Conclusion I is true.
Give answer (2) if only Conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if either Conclusion I or II is true.
Give answer (4) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both Conclusions I and II are true.

11. Statements:
A ≥ E > I ; E = 0 < U
Conclusions : I. A ≥ U
II. U > I

12. Statements:
B < C = D ≥ E ; C < F ; B ≥ G
Conclusions : 1. F > E
II. G ≥ E

13. Statements:
P = Q > R ≤ S ; Q < T ≤ U
Conclusions : I. U ≥ R
II. T < S

14. Statements :
H ≥ J ≥ I < K = L
Conclusions: I. I <-H
II. L > I

15. Statements:
M > N = 0≤ P ; N > Q : P ≤ R
Conclusions : I. M ≥ Q
II. R ≥ N

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 38

Directions (5-7): The following questions are based upon the alphabetical series given below:

T J E N U Q A K I O G R M S P B H F D L V C

5. If'OD' is related to 'GF' and 'EB' is related to 'NP' in a certain way, to which of the following is 'AL'
related to, following the same pattern ?
(1)KD (2)QV (3) KL (4) KV (5)DQ

6. What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following series based on the above alphabetical series? TE JU NK ? GH
(1)IS (2)IR (3) AG (4)AR (5) AM

7. If in a certain code 'GRIM' is coded as 'RMOS' and 'DUSK' is coded as 'LQPI' how will 'STOP' be
coded in the same code language?
(l)MJIS (2)PJGB (3JPJIS (4)MJG(5) PGJB

8. Among five friends, P, Q, R, S and T, each scored different marks in the examination. P scored more than Q but less than R. S scored more than' only T. Who amongst the following scored the second highest marks?
(1) P (2) Q (3) R (4) S (5)T

9. If each of the alphabets of the word MIRACLE is arranged in alphabetical order from left to right
and then each vowel in the new word thus formed is changed to the next letter in the. English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical
series which of the following will be fifth from the right?
(1) K (2) S (3) F (4) E (5) J

10. How many such, pairs of letters are there in the word INCLUDE, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between
them in the English alphabetical order?
(l)None (2) One (3) Two (4) Three (5) More than three

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 37

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

2. The positions of first and the fourth letters of the word LIQUID are interchanged, similarly,
the positions of second and fifth letters and third and Sixth letters are interchanged. In the new arrangement thus formed, how many letters are there in the English alphabetical series between
the alphabets which are at the extreme ends?
(l)None (2) Two (3) Three (4) Four (5) More than four

Directions (3-4): Study the following information to answer the given questions :
Point P is 5 m towards the South o! Point M. Point Q is 3 m towards the East of Point P. Point O is 3 m towards the East of Point M. Point N is 2 m towards the South of Point Q.

3. A person, facing North, takes a left turn from point M, walks 4m and stops. He then takes another
left turn, walks 5 m and stops at point R. Which of the following points, including R, fall in a
straight line ?
(1) M, O, R (2) N, R, P (3) R, O, Q (4) R, Q, N (5) Q, P, R

4. How far and towards which direction is Point O from Point N ?
(1) 5 m towards South
(2) 7 m towards North
(3) 8 m towards West
(4) 7 m towards West
(5) 5 m towards North

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 36

Directions (141- 150) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These
numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

Since independence and from the beginning of our planned development, we have (141) increased production as (142) to improved distribution of income. A high rate of growth of the gross national product by itself does not serve our purpose (143) it^is more equitably shared, benefiting all sections
of the population. To be effective, increased production with better distribution depends largely (144) to assess the productivity of the small man, whether he is (145) in agriculture or industry. In agriculture the most critical inputs are water and credit (146) with cultivable land. Our land reform
legislation has aimed (147) land to small owners. There are sometimes political obstacles; but it is not known generally ow many cases are (148) in courts. We must atleast ensure that small owners have access to other essential inputs. If industry, we have (149) small scale and cottage industries.
Greater availability of power along with assured market and credit arrangements can make (150) difference to productivity.

141. (1) regarded (2) thought (3) observed (4) attained (5) ordered
142. (1) supplementary (2) complementary (3) contradicting (4) originally (5) compliment
.143. (1) if (2) until (3) till (4) either (5) unless
144. (1) on our capacity (2) to be able (3) on our capability (4) our capability on (5) our ability on
145. (1) engaged (2) involved (3) buried (4) attracted to (5) busy
146. (1) attached (2) agreed (3) together (4) alternate (5) also
147. (1)at distributing (2) at getting  (3) distribution (4) in giving (5) in distributing
148. (1)offered (2) pending (3) pendant (4) moving (5) penchant
149.  (1) discouraged (2) acquainted (3) encouraged (4) ordered (5) pulled out
150. (1) unbridgeable (2) mass (3) tremendous (4) target (5) colossal

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 35

Directions (136 - 140) : Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow:

(A) A group of media persons have now taken the responsibility of educating people regarding
the reality shows.
(B) This is because these shows are said to be staged, fabricated and directed to improve TRPs.
(C) The reality shows on TV have been attracting a huge viewership  recently.
(D) Owing to their efforts, the public has now realised the truth behind reality shows and such shows are fast losing their hold.
(E) Though the name infers 'real', viewers are being exposed to a lot of 'unreal' content.
(F) The public however is drawn to such contents of the reality shows unaware of this fabrication.

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

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

138.Which of the following sentence should be the FIRST after rear-• rangement?
(1)A (2)C (3) D (4) E (5)F .

139. Which of the following sentence should be the SECOND after re-* arrangement?
(1)A (2)B (3) C (4) D (5)E

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bank Preparation 34

Directions (128-135) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number
of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore punctuation errors if any.)

128. Our country's performance (1)/ in the last few national and international games (2)/ is fairly
ordinary (3)/ and below our stature. (4)/ No error (5)

129. We have (1)/ fairly standard accounting procedures (2)/ that are  on the line (3)/ with the internationally accepted norms. (4)/No error (5)

130. The company is negotiating (1)/ new store launches (2)/ at nearby (3)/ half the rent. (4)/No error
(5)

131. Intense fear blocks (1)/ both to the generation (2)/ and expression (3)/ of ideas. (4)/No error
(5)

132. The Government officials have been met (1)/ heads of commercial Banks later this week (2)/
to get their views on liquidity (3)/and growth in deposits. (4)/ No error (5)

133. Indian entrepreneurs are making waves (1)/ throughout the world; their ideas (2)/ and technical
knowledge are yielded (3)/ unprecedented growth in income and employment. (4)/ No error (5)

134. Policy analysts are reacting to the inflation paranoia (1)/ with proposing that (2)/ central bankers
hit the brakes (3)/on their expansionary policies. (4)/ No error (5)

135. The aim of the course (1)/ will be to cater to students with diverted needs (2)/ from basic
knowledge (3)/ to top end research and publishing skills. (4)/ No error (5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bank Preparation 33

Directions (121-127) : Each sentence below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has
been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

121. Biological clocks are of adaptive value to animals since it nervous and physiological
functions of the body.
(1) immense, assumes
(2) great, regulates
(3) ultimate, created
(4) high, engulfs
(5) no, governs

122. Each occupation has its own ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example
all use among themselves that outsiders find difficult to follow.
(1) merits, incidents
(2) disadvantages, methods
(3) rewards, endearment
(4) jargon, language
(5) problems, fundamentals

123. The two artists markedly in their temperaments, one was reserved and courteous, the other
and boastful.
(1) changed, irritable
(2) similar, jovial
(3) differed, rude
(4) appeared, funny
(5) addressed, ill-tempered

124. Many people believed that spices help food; however nutritionists found that most spices
were of having any effect on "growth of microbes present in the food.
(1) preserve, incapable
(2) produce, impossible
(3) save, preventive
(4) spoil, probable
(5) protect, deprived

125. Despite a growing that a lot needs to be done to help those without clean water, a says
that more than 34 million people die every year of water borne diseases.
(1) interest, reason
(2) recognition, report
(3) fantasy, review
(4) authority, legend
(5) turbulence, logic

126. Water-borne diseases are the most causes of infant deaths the world.
(1) rare, according
(2) regular, at
(3) related, across
(4) common, throughout
(5) large, around

127. If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on , but their intensity
as they travel further from their source.
(1) everlasting, decreases
(2) always, improves
(3) forever, inclines
(4) steadily, deflates
(5) indefinitely, diminishes

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bank Preparation - 32

Directions (113- 120) : Which the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. If the sentence is meaningful and correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

113. People discovered the alternate sources of energy when fossil fuel reserves starts to deplete.
(1) start to deplete
(2) starting to deplete
(3) started to deplete
(4) start with deplete
(5) No correction required

114. Despite its attractiveness, investing abroad is being risky among to the shortage of regulations to
protect investors.
(1) might be risk
(2) have been risky
(3) can be as risky as
(4) can be risky
(5) No correction required

115. The new air fare allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, in order to
encouraging travellers during summer.
(1) encourage travellers during summer
(2) encourages travellers in summer
(3) encourage travellers on summer
(4) encouraged travellers during summer
(5) No correction required

116. According to a court ruling, the owner of polluted land is liable for the clean up of the property
even if the owner did not have the responsibility of that pollution.
(1) is not responsible for
(2) responsibility is not there for
(3) did have the responsibility of
(4) has not been in charge of
(5) No correction required

117. Some research studies indicate that among distinguished artists, the rate of depression is ten times as prevalent as in the population at large.
(1) more than prevalent in the
(2) more prevalent as comparing
(3) as prevalent when comparative
(4) more prevalent than the
(5) No correction required

118. House flies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks, but they who hatch during winter
live longer than six months.
(1) but those who
(2) than those
(3) than they who
(4) but those that
(5) No correction required

119. In the last fifty years, many people have changed their preference from cars to sports vehicles.
(1) their preference to
(2) their preferencing from
(3) there preference from
(4) their preferring to
(5) No correction required

120. Scientists have suggested that once in every ten million year or so, a truly colossal object from
space cuts on the atmosphere and slams into Earth.
(1) cuts against the atmosphere
(2) cuts the atmosphere
(3) cuts through the atmosphere
(4) cutting on the atmosphere
(5) No correction required