Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bank Preparation 91

27. A Students was asked to find the arithmetic mean of the numbers 3, 11, 7, 9, 15, 13, 8, 19, 17,
21, 14 and x. He found the mean to be 12. What should be the number in place of x?
a) 3 b) 7 c) 17 d) 31 e) None of these

28. Which of the following is a pair of co-primes?
a) (16, 62) b) (18, 25) c) (21, 35) d) (23, 92) e) None of these

29. A camel pursue an elephant and takes 5 leaps for every 7 leaps of the elephant, but 5 leaps of
elephant are equal to 3 leaps of camel. What is the ratio of speeds of camel and elephant?
a) 21 : 25 b) 24 : 23 c) 25 : 21 d) 23 : 24 e) None of these

30. A, B and C jointly thought of engaging themselves in a business venture. It was agreed that A
would invest Rs.6500 for 6 months, B, Rs.8400 for 5 months and C, Rs.10,000 for 3 months. A
wants to be the working member for which, he was to receive 5% of the profits. The profit earned
was Rs.7400. Calculate the share of B in the profit.
a) Rs.1900 b) Rs.2660 c) Rs.2800 d) Rs.2840 e) None of these

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bank Preparation 90

22. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 20 and 30 minutes respectively. If both the pipes are used
together, then how long will it take to fill the tank ?
a) 12 min b) 15 min c) 25 min d) 50 min e) None of these

23. A lent Rs.5000 to B for 2 years and Rs.3000 to C for 4 years on simple interest at the same rate of
interest and received Rs.2200 in all from both of them as interest. The rate of interest per annum
is:
a) 5% b) 7% c) 7 1/8% d) 10% e) None of these

24. An agent gets a commission of 2.5% on the sales of cloth. If on a certain day, he gets Rs.12.50 as
commission, the cloth sold through him on that day is worth
a) Rs.250 b) Rs.500 c) Rs.750 ) Rs.1250 e) None of these

25. The cost of carpeting a room 18 m long with a carpet 75 cm wide at Rs.4.50 per metre is Rs.810.
The breadth of the room is :
a) 7 m b) 7.5 m c) 8 m d) 8.5 m e) None of these

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bank Preparation 89

16. If the ratio of boys to girls in a class is B, and the ratio of girls to boys is G, then B + G is:
a) equal to 1 b) greater than 1 c) less than 1 d) greater than or equal to 1 e) None of these

17. The annual income of A is 10% less than that of B whose income is 20% more than that of C. If
the monthly income of C is Rs.200, find the total annual income of A, B and C together.
a) Rs.7046 b) Rs.7772 c) Rs.6872 d) Rs.7872 e) None of these

18. The number of students in each section of a school is 24. After admitting new students, three new
sections were started. Now, the total number of sections is 16 and there are 21 students in each
section. The number of new students admitted is:
a) 14 b) 24 c) 48 d) 114 e) None of these

19. David obtained 76, 65, 82, 67 and 85 marks (out of 100) in English, Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry and Biology. What are his average marks?
a) 65 b) 69 c) 72 d) 76 e) None of these

20. On 6th March 2005 Monday falls. What was the day of the week on 6th March 2004?
a) Sunday b) Saturday c) Tuesday d) Wednesday e) None of these

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bank Preparation 88

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

13. If 10, 12 and ‘x’ are sides of an acute angled triangle, how many integer values of ‘x’ are
possible?
a) 7 b) 12 c) 9 d) 13 e) 11

14. A man can row upstream at 7 kmph and downstream at 10 kmph. Find man’s rate in still water
and the rate of current?
a) 6.5, 1.2 km/hr b) 8.5, 1.5 km/hr c) 1.5, 1.6 km/hr d) 7.5, 1.8 km/hr e) None of these

15. Of three numbers whose average is 60, the first is 1/4th of the sum of the other two. The first
number is:
a) 30 b) 60 c) 36 d) 24 e) 20

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 87

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

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bank Preparation 86

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, March 22, 2016

Bank Preparation 82

Directions (Q. 96-100) 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 realized 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.

96. Which of the following sentence should be the 4th after rearrangement?
a) C b) B c) E d) F e) D
97. Which of the following sentence should be the 6th (Last) after rearrangement?
a) B b) D c) C  d) E e) A
98. Which of the following sentence should be the 1st after rearrangement?
a) A b) C c) D d) E e) F
99. Which of the following sentences should be the 2nd after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) E e) E
100. Which of the following sentences should be the 3rd after rearrangement?
a) B b) C c) F d) D e) 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Bank Preparation 81

Directions (Q. 91-95) In each of the following questions, rearrange the given sentences (A), (B), (C)
and (D) and indicate the correct sequence in which these sentences must appear so as to make a
meaningful paragraph.

91. A. By increasing these connections the intelligence is also increased.
B. Classical music has been proved to be very helpful in child development.
C. Many doctors now-a-days use it for therapeutic purposes which are based upon the
findings of this research.
D. The research has demonstrated that listening to classical music increases the rate of
nervous connections in brain.
a) BDCA b) DBAC c) ACBD d) BDAC e) BCAD

92. A. This right however comes along with the responsibility which the press is forced to work
with.
B. It means that the pressmen have every right to expose matters related to public and national
interest.
C. Such responsibilities include not broadcasting matters related to national security and other
sensitive issues.
D. Freedom of press is symbolic of democracy.
a) DBCA b) DBAC c) ABCD d) BDAC e) BCDA

93. A. A popular example of this damage is the TajMahal whose marble has been corroded due to
acid rain.
B. It changes the acidic content of water bodies thus affecting the lives of the living
organisms of this habitat.
C. Acid rain has been a major factor responsible for the degradation of the environment.
D. Along with affecting the living beings, it is also responsible for the corrosion of several
heritage buildings thus causing irreparable damages to them.
a) CBAD b) CDBA c) BADC d) BDAC e) CBDA

94. A. Along with missing their education these children also face life threatening dangers by
working in hazardous chemical factories.
B. Child labour has been interfering with the education of millions of children across India.
C. However, there is a dire need to reinforce these laws strictly throughout the country.
D. Many laws have been framed in order to curb this evil.
a) BADC b) CBAD c) DBAC d) BDAC e) BACD

95. A. Their invention has been proved to be a boon to the society since many diseases caused by
the microbes could be cured by these antibiotics.
B. The scientists therefore face a continuous challenge to keep inventing newer drugs to
counter this problem.
C. A major hurdle in the use of antibiotics, however, is that the microbes develop resistance to
the antibiotics thus rendering these ineffective.
D. Antibiotics are chemical substances produced by microbes which are capable of inhibiting
the growth of other microbes.
a) BACD b) CBAD c) DABC d) DACB e) ABDC

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 80

Directions (Q. 81-90) 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 are suggested, one of
which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Twenty years (111) now, nearly 60% of the World’s population will live in urban areas. The
impact of urbanization might not all be posiSustainability issues need to be (113) so that economic development is not at the (114) of public health. Some urban services that ought to be in (115) in a city like water, electricity, transport etc. need special consideration. TERI has put together a detailed report that (116) sustainability in the provision of basic urban services in Indian cities. (117) public transport is a major reason for the proliferation of private vehicles on the road. Respiratory illness in children living in urban areas is on the (118) with more cases of Asthma being (119) because of pollution. The future of cities of Indian dreams depends of (120) we can build better cities today.

81. a) till b) since c) from d) after e) on
82. a) faster b) slower c) changed d) speed e) quick
83. a) speculated b) believed c) imagined d) considered e) understand
84. a) payment b) rate c) costs d) charge e) expense
85. a) abundance b) large c) functional d) vicinity e) location
86. a) bring b) emphasizes c) speculates d) postulates e) requests
87. a) Good b) Competent c) Absence d) Inadequate e) Sufficient
88. a) multiplication b) expansion c) rise d) inflation e) grow
89. a) produced b) develop c) composed d) resulted e) reported
90. a) if b) whether c) unless d) provided e) weather

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 79

Directions (Q. 76-80) Each question 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.
76. Many teachers ____ the lack of professional freedom as the ____ for leaving the job.
a) cited, reason
b) explained, force
c) claimed, understanding
d) argued, culprit
e) believe, ground

77. Skeptics would not ____ that the earth actually moves, let alone that it ____ around the sun.
a) permit, orbits
b) accept, revolves
c) experience, circles
d) assume, went
e) challenge, spins

78. Unpredictable ____ of the child could not lead the consultants to any ____.
a) performance, setting
b) belief, judgement
c) operation, purpose
d) behavior, conclusion
e) react, decision

79. A public servant who is guilty will not ____ punishment and no ____ person will be
punished.
a) be, sincere
b) flee, guilty
c) defend, common
d) avoid, uninformed
e) escape, innocent

80. Few professions can ____ the sheer variety and constant ____ of being a doctor.
a) like, struggle
b) share, enthusiast
c) match, challenge
d) draw, work-load
e) justify, exception

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 78

Directions (Q. 71-75) 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.

71. Alcohol in moderate quantity boosts concentration of good cholesterol and inhibiting blood
clots.
a) inhibits blood clots
b) inhibit blood clots
c) inhibited blood clots
d) inhabiting blood clots
e) No correction required

72. One of the main function of the State is maintenance of law and order.
a) main function for
b) main functions of
c) main functions for
d) main functions off
e) No correction required

73. We must realize that learning from mistakes is an important part of life.
a) mistakes are an
b) mistakes are a
c) mistake are a
d) mistakes has an
e) No correction required

74. The sword of Tipu Sultan was recently brought at an auction by an Indian for Rs.2 Crores.
a) brought in a
b) brought in an
c) bought in an
d) bought at a
e) No correction required

75. Setbacks and failures has always been an integral part of science.
a) has always being
b) were always been
c) has been always
d) have always been
e) No correction required

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 77

Directions (Q. 66-70) 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 is the answer. If there is no
error, mark (5) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

66. To be a king and (1) / wear a crown are (2) / more glamorous to (3) see than to bear. (4) No
error (5)

67. None of the student (1) / in the class (2) / scored below the (3) / given cut-off marks. (4) No
error (5)

68. Ashok is among the (1) / few people in the World (2) / which did not blindly follow (3) / the
path of others. (4) No error (5)

69. Most people like to (1) / rest after a day’s hard work (2) / but he seemed to have (3) / an
inexhastive supply of energy. (4) No error (5)

70. Ancient artifacts are (1) / a part of global heritage (2) / and should not be (3) sold to the
highest bidder. (4) No error (5)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 76

Directions (Q. 51-65) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the
questions.

Indeed the western recession is really the beginning of good news for India. But to understand
that we will have to move away for a while from the topic of western recession …. To the Japanese
recession! For years the Japanese style of management has been admired. However, over the last
decade or so, one key question has sprung up if Japanese management style is as wonderful as
described then why has Japan been in a recession for more than a decade?

The answer to this question is very simple, Culture plays a very important part in shaping up
economies. What succeeds in one culture fails in another. Japanese are basically non-materialistic.
And however rich they and buying endlessly. And once they have everything they need, there is a
saturation point. It was only when companies like Toyota realized that they cannot keep selling cars
endlessly to their home market that they went really aggressive in the western markets and the rest is
history. Japanese companies grew bigger by catering to the World markets when their home markets
shrunk.

And the markets have to shrink finally after attaining a level of affluence. And that’s great for
the World because earth needs sustainable development. It does not need monstrous consumers who
keep consuming at the cost of the environment and the earth. There should be limits to growth so that
consumers are not converted into material dustbins for the profit to a handful of corporations.
Owing to the materialistic culture elsewhere, it was possible to keep selling newer products to
the consumers despite having existing ones which served equally well. They were lured through
advertising and marketing techniques of ‘dustbinisation’ of the customer and then finally, once they
became ready customers, they were given loans and credits to help them buy more and more. When
all the creditworthy people were given loans to a logical limit, they ceased to be a part of the market.
Even this would have been understandable if it could work as an eye opener. Instead of taking the
‘Right Step’ as Toyota did, they preferred to take a ‘shortcut’. Now banks went to the noncreditworthy people and gave them loans. The people expectedly defaulted and the entire system
collapsed.

Now, like Toyota western companies will learn to find new markets. They will now lean
towards India because of its common man. The billion plus population in the next 25 years will
become a consuming middle-class. Finally, the World’s attention will shift to the developing World.
Finally, there will be a real surge in income of these people and in the next fifty odd years, one can
really hope to see an equal World in terms of material plenty, with poverty being almost non-existent.
And this will happen not by selling more cars to Americans and Europeans. It will happen by creating
markets in India, China, Latin America and Africa, by giving their people purchasing power and by
marketing products for them.

The recession has made us realize that it is not because of worse management techniques but
because of limits to growth. And they will realize that it is great for planet earth. After all, how many
cars and houses must the rich own before calling it enough? It’s time for them to look at others as
well. Many years back, to increase his own profits, Henry Ford had started paying hits workers more,
so that they could buy his cars. In similar fashion, now the developed World will pay the developing
World people so that they can buy their cars and washing machines.

The recession will kick-start the process of making the entire World more prosperous and lay
the foundation of limits to growth in the west and the foundation of real globalization in the World –
the globalization of prosperity. And one of its first beneficiaries will be India.

51. What does the author mean by the “Right Step” in the passage?
a) Giving loans to creditworthy people only
b) Considering market growth along with environment protection
c) Restricting people to buy only such products which are needed by them
d) To start looking at newer avenues and markets
e) None of these

52. Although admired since years, why did the skepticism over the Japanese management style
start since the last decade?
a) Japanese companies have been moving out of their home markets since the last decade
b) Japanese banks have provided loans indiscriminately to the creditworthy as well as noncreditworthy people
c) Because Japanese markets have been going through a period of continuous recession since
the last decade
d) The unlimited growth of the Japanese markets has come at the cost of the western market
e) None of these

53. Why does the author foresee the markets being created in the developing countries instead of
America and Europe?
a) All developing countries have materialistic culture
b) Developed countries are willing to make an effort to achieve globalization
c) American and European markets have had a large number of credit defaulters
d) Recession has not hit the markets of developing counties yet
e) None of these

54. According to the author, what is the main cause of Japanese recession?
a) Only a handful of corporation earned profits and not the people in general
b) Non-creditworthy people defaulted which lead to a collapse of the entire system
c) Consumers were sold newer products which were similar in quality to the existing ones
d) Japanese do not purchase endlessly and thus when products had been sold to every
customer, the markets slowed down
e) None of these

55. How does the author foresee the future globalization as an analogy to Henry Ford’s example?
A. Car companies would start selling cars in developing countries as well.
B. By paying the developing World the developed World would increase its own profit, in turn
bringing affluence to developing World as well.
C. To earn profit, the companies in developing countries would move to foreign land.
a) Only A b) Only B c) Only C d) Only A and C e) None of these

56. Which of the following was not an effect of providing loans and credits to the customers?
A. The non-creditworthy people defaulted.
B. People bought new products which were not needed.
C. Poverty became non-existent.
a) Only A b) Only B c) Only A and B d) Only B and C e) Only C

57. Why is recession the beginning of good news for India in the author’s view?
A. India can provide an attractive market to the western companies.
B. India has remained largely unaffected by recession owing to its huge population.
C. Indians keep purchasing products despite owning equally good products.
a) Only C b) Only B c) Only A
d) Only B and C e) None of these

58. What does the author mean by ‘Dustbinisation of the customer’?
a) Convincing the customer to buy products he does not need
b) Denying the non-creditworthy people of any loans
c) Denying more loans to people who have already taken loans to a logical limit
d) Moving from old customers at the home market to foreign markets
e) None of these

59. Why according to the author is the current recession great for ‘Planet Earth’?
A. It will make people non-materialistic like the Japanese.
B. The unlimited market growth which caused hazards to the environment would be checked to a
certain extent.
C. Banks will now provide loans only to the creditworthy people.
D. Developing countries will also be benefited by shifted markets.
a) Only A b) Only B and D c) Only A and B d) Only B e) None of these

Directions (Q. 60-62) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold
as used in the passage.
60. Catering
a) Considering b) Lending c) Supplying d) Working e) Indulging

61. Key
a) Foundation b) Solution c) Requisite d) Difficult e) Important

62. Aggressive
a) Violent b) Determined c) Demanding  d) Offensive e) Brutish

Directions (Q. 63-65) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in
bold as used in the passage.
63. Prosperous
a) Distressed b) Helpless c) Worse ) Worthless e) Underprivileged

64. Consuming
. a) Destroying b) Exhausting c) Greedy d) Curtailing e) Spending

65. Surge
a) Decrease b) Deteriorating c) Weakening d) Atrophy e) Crumble

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bank Preparation 75

Directions (Q. 44-50) In each of the questions below is given a statement followed by three courses
of action numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for
improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of
information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the three given suggested courses of action logically follows worth pursuing. Then, decide which of the alternatives (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) is correct.

44. Statement: The army has been alerted in the District following floods triggered by incessant
rains.
Courses of action
I. Relief to flood affected people should be arranged.
II. Supply of flood articles should be arranged.
III. Adequate medical facilities should be arranged.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Both I and III follow
d) All follow
e) None of these

45. Statement: Faced with a serious resource crunch and a depressing overall economic scenario,
the state ‘X’ is unlikely to achieve the targeted percent compound annual growth rate during
the 10th plan.
Courses of action
I. The target growth should be reduced for the next plan.
II. The reasons for the failures should be studied.
III. The state ‘X’s performance should be compared with that of other states.
a) Only I follows
b) Both I and III follow
c) Both II and III follow
d) None follows
e) None of these

46. Statement: Over 27000 bonded labourers identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation.
Courses of action
I. More cases of bonded labourers should be identified.
II. Till the proper rehabilitation facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not
be freed.
III. The impediments in the way of speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers
should be removed.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only III follows
d) Both II and III follow
e) None of these

47. Statement: Higher disposal costs encourage those who produce waste to look for cheaper
ways to get rid of it.
Courses of action
I. The disposal costs should be made higher.
II. The disposal costs should be brought down.
III. A committee should be set up to study the details in this respect.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Either I or II follos
d) Both II and III follow
e) None of these

48. Statement: If the faculty members also join the strike, there is going to be a serious problem.
Courses of action
I. The faculty members should be persuaded not to go on strike.
II. Those faculty members who join the strike should be suspended.
III. The management should not worry about such small things.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Both II and III follow
d) None follows
e) None of these

49. Statement: According to the officials, paucity of funds with the organization has led to the
pathetic condition of this brilliant architectural structure.
Courses of action
I. A new architectural structure for the building should be designed.
II. The reasons for the poor condition of the structure should be found out.
III. Grant should be given to improve the condition of the structure.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only III follows
d) Both II and III follow
e) None of these

50. Statement: In the Teacher’s Day function, Shri Sharma, a State Awardee and a retired
Principal, had questioned the celebration of Teacher’s Day in today’s materialistic World.
Courses of action
I. The expenditure of Teacher’s Day celebration should be reduced.
II. More funds should be allocated for the celebration of Teacher’s Day.
III. The role and responsibilities of teachers should be seen in today’s perspective.
a) All follow
b) None follows
c) Either I or II follows
d) Only III follows
e) None of these

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bank Preparation 74

Directions (Q. 39-43) Read the following information carefully and answer the question given below
it.
Following are the criteria for selection of interpreter in different embassies in India.
A. The candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university.
B. He or she should be 23 to 26 years of age as on 07th March, 2006.
C. The candidate should have the ability to read,write and speak English and Hindi besides the
foreign language to which he/she has applied.
D. The candidate should have his/her own accommodation, either rental or own, in Delhi.

However, if a candidate fulfills all criteria except.
(i) At D but he/she has accommodation either rental or own, in NCT Delhi, his/her case is to
be referred to foreign secretary.
(ii) At B but he/she has a PG degree in any discipline, his/her case is to be referred to
personal assistant, foreign secretary.

Now, based on the above criteria and the information given below, you have to take decision in
regard to each case. You are not to assume any information which is not available.
Give answer:
(a) If to be referred to foreign secretary
(b) If to be referred to PA foreign secretary
(c) If data is inadequate
(d) If to be selected
(e) If not to be selected

39. Sweta Singh is a Hindi Hons. Graduate from Hindu College, Delhi. Recently, she has
celebrated her 23rd birthday on 09th January, 2006. She possesses her own house in Vikaspuri,
Delhi. She can speak, write and read English, Hindi and French equally well.

40. Miss Anu knows how to speak, write and read Hindi, English and Portuguese. She also knows
how to handle computers. She has done GNIIT after doing her graduation from a recognized
university. She can arrange a house in Delhi for her accommodation.

41. Pinki has done her graduation from Oxford University. Her date of birth is 09th November,
1979. She knows how to speak, write and read Hindi, English and Spanish. Her grandfather
owns a house in Ghaziabad, in NCT, Delhi. She can live with her grandfather during her job
in Delhi.

42. Kiran, wife of Ajay and a graduate from a recognized university, lives with her husband at
Kamla Nagar in North. Delhi in their rental house. She has passed her post-graduation in
History in February, 2003 at the age of 23 years. She can speak, read and write Maithili,
Hindi, English and Nepali. Three languages Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri are being spoken in
Nepal.

43. Reena has done the graduation from Jabalpur University, Madhya Pradesh. She can arrange
her accommodation with her brother-in-law in Delhi. Her date of birth is 12th January, 1983.
She can speak more than two languages including a foreign language.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bank Preparation 73

Directions (Q. 34-38) Study the following information to answer the given questions.

Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a circle facing the centre, not necessarily
in the same order. D sits 3rd to the left of A. E sits to the immediate right of A. B is 3rd to the left of D. G is 2nd to the right of B. C is an immediate neighbor of B. C is 3rd to the left of H.

34. Who amongst the following is sitting exactly between F and D?
a) C b) E c) H d) A e) None of these

35. Three of the following four are alike in a certain way based on the information given above
and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) DC b) AH c) EF d) CB e) None of these

36. Who amongst the following is sitting 2nd to the left of H?
a) E b) B c) A d) None of these e) Can’t be determined

37. Who amongst the following are immediate neighbours of G?
a) CA b) AF c) DC d) DF e) None of these

38. Who amongst the following is sitting 3rd to the right of A?
a) F b) H c) B d) C e) None of these

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bank Preparation 72

28. Neelam, who is Rohit’s daughter, says to Indu, your mother Reeta is the younger sister of my
father, who is third child of Sohanji. How is Sohanji related to Indu?
a) Maternal Uncle b) Father c) Grandfather
d) Father-in-law e) None of these

29. If ‘A × D’ means ‘A is sister of D’, ‘A + D’ means ‘D is the daughter of A’ and ‘A ÷ D’
means ‘A is the mother of D’, then how will ‘N is the aunt of M’ be denoted?
a) M + L × N
b) M ÷ L + N
c) L × N ÷ M
d) N × L ÷ M
e) None of these

30. What will be the measurement of the angle made by the hands of a clock when the time is 8 :
35 ?
a) 32.4˚ b) 37.5˚ c) 45˚ d) 47.5˚ e) None of these

31. If 1st January 2001 was Monday, then what day of the week was it on 31st December, 2001?
a) Wednesday b) Friday c) Monday d) Saturday e) None of these

32. A direction pole was situated on the road crossing. Due to an accident, the pole turned in such
a manner that the pointer which was showing East, started showing South. Sita, a traveller
went to the wrong direction thinking it to be West. In what direction actually she was
travelling?
a) North b) West c) East d) South e) None of these

33. 5 friends are sitting on a bench. A is to the left of B but on the right of C. D is to the right of B
but on the left of E. Who are at the extremes?
a) A, B b) A, D c) B, D d) C, E e) None of these

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bank Preparation 71

Directions (Q. 22-27) In the following questions, the symbols ©, %, $ and @ are used with the
following meaning as illustrated below.

P © Q means P is either smaller than or equal to Q.
P % Q means P is smaller than Q.
P @ Q means P is equal to Q.
P * Q means P is either greater than or equal to Q.
P $ Q means P is greater than Q.

Now in each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the
two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true?
Give answer:
(a) If only conclusion I is true
(b) If only conclusion II is true
(c) If either conclusion I or II is true
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II is true
(e) If both conclusion I and II are true

22. Statements: M % T, T $ K, K © D
Conclusions: I. T $ D II. D $ M

23. Statements: F @ B, B % N, N $ H
Conclusions: I. N $ F II. H $ F

24. Statements: R * M, M @ K, K © J
Conclusions: I. J $ M II. J @ M

25. Statements: B $ N, N * R, R @ K
Conclusions: I. K © N II. B $ K

26. Statements: J © K, K $ N, N * D
Conclusions: I. J % N II. D % K

27. Statements: R @ D, D © M, M $ T
Conclusions: I. T % D II. M * R

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bank Preparation 70

Directions (Q. 17-21) In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the
statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions.
Give answer:
(a) If only conclusion I follows
(b) If only conclusion II follows
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows
(e) If both conclusions I and II follow

17. Statements: L > M, M > N, N > P
Conclusions: I. L > P II. M > P

18. Statements: A > B, B = H, H > G
Conclusions: I. A > G II. A > H

19. Statements: H < J, F < H, I ≤ J = K
Conclusions: I. H > I II. I ≥ F

20. Statements: A < B < C ≤ D = E
Conclusions: I. B ≤ E II. B < E

21. Statements: P > M > Q, Q > Z > N
Conclusions: I. M ≥ Z II. N < P

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bank Preparation 69

11. In a certain code language ‘MADRAS’ is written as ‘DAMSAR’ how can ‘MUMBAI’ be
written in that code language?
a) BAIUMM b) MUMIAB c) IABMUM d) MBIAUM e) None of these

12. If in a certain code ‘INSTITUTION’ is written as ‘NOITUTITSNI’. How will
‘PERFECTION’ be written in that language?
a) NOICTEFREP
b) NOITCEFERP
c) NOITCEFRPE
d) NOITCEFREP
e) None of these

13. Seema’s younger brother Sohan is older than Seeta. Sweta is younger than Deepti but elder
than Seema. Who is the eldest?
a) Seema b) Sweta c) Seeta d) Deepti e) None of these

14. Rashmi is 14th from the right end in a row of 40 girls. What is her position from the left end?
a) 25th b) 27th c) 21st d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

15. Ayush remembers that Sanjay’s birthday is certainly after January 12 but not later than 16th
January. If Mehar remembers that Sanjay’s birthday is before 17th of January but not before
13th January. On which of the following day was Sanjay’s birthday?
a) 14th b) 15th c) 16th d) Either 14th or 15th e) None of these

16. If ‘+’ means ‘÷’, ‘÷’ means ‘−‘, ‘−‘ means ‘×’ and ‘×’ means ‘+’, then 12 + 6 ÷ 3 – 2 × 8 = ?
a) −2 b) 4 c) 2 d) 8 e) None of these

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bank Preparation 68

Directions (Q. 6-10) In the following questions, three or four alternatives are some in a certain way
out of four or five and so form a group. Find the odd word that does not belong to the group.

6. a) Cello b) Guitar c) Flute d) Violin e) None of these

7. a) Sweetness b) Elegant c) Bright d) Beautiful e) None of these

8. a) Mile b) Centimetre c) Litre d) Yard e) None of these

9. a) Eyes b) Ears c) Throat d) Skin e) None of these

10. a) 14th November b) 15th August c) 26th January d) 2nd October e) None of these

Monday, March 7, 2016

Bank Preparation 67

Directions (Q. 1-5) In the following questions, find out the correct pair of words which will make an
appropriate analogical relationship between the two words to the left of the sign of double colon and
the same relationship between the two words to the right of the sign of double colon (: .
1. A : Ship : : Platform : B
a) A. Caption, B. Coolie
b) A. Port, B. Station
c) A. Quay, B. Train
d) A. Shore, B. Bench
e) None of these

2. A : Roots : : House : B
a) A. Branches, B. Walls
b) A. Trunk, B. Floor
c) A. Flower, B. Walls
d) A. Tree, B. Foundation
e) None of these

3. A : Square : : Arc : B
a) A. Line, B. Circle
b) A. perimeter, B. Circumference
c) A. Line, B. Diameter
d) A. Rectangle, B. Chord
e) None of these

4. A : Flower : : Milky way : B
a) A. Plant, B. Sky
b) A. Fruit, B. Planet
c) A. Plant, B. Galaxy
d) A. Garden, B. Star
e) None of these

5. A : Water : : Thermometer : B
a) A. Humidity, B. Fever
b) A. Pitcher, B. Mercury
c) A. Rain, B. Doctor
d) A. Evaporation, B. Temperature
e) None of these

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 66

Directions (Q. 16-20) Read the information carefully and answer the questions given below. A word
and number arrangement machine when given a particular input, rearranges it following a particular
rule. The following is the illustration of input and the steps of arrangement.

Input: 15 give not hot 45 33 for
Step I: for give not hot 45 33 15
Step II: for not give hot 33 45 15
Step III: 15 not give hot 33 45 for
Step IV: 15 give not hot 45 33 for
Step V: for give not hot 45 33 15

16. If ’19 36 43 50 31 2 25’ is the input, then find out the step IV.
a) 43 19 36 50 31 22 25
b) 25 22 31 50 43 36 19
c) 50 31 22 25 43 36 19
d) 19 36 43 50 31 22 25
e) None of these

17. If ‘rat cat fat chat that hat mat’ is the step II, then what would be the input?
a) mat fat cat chat hat that rat
b) chat mat fat cat rat that hat
c) fat mat chat cat rat hat that
d) that hat rat cat chat mat fat
e) None of these

18. If input is ’16 nine 32 ten two five six’, then find step V.
a) 32 ten two five 16 nine six
b) 32 six ten two five 16 nine
c) six nine 32 ten two five 16
d) 16 five two ten 32 nine six
e) None of these

19. We have step V as ’24 99 100 121 fine wine dine’, then what would be the step II?
a) 24 100 99 121 wine fine dine
b) dine fine wine 24 100 99 121
c) wine fine dine 24 100 99 121
d) 121 99 100 24 dine fine wine
e) None of these

20. Step III ’39 40 41 59 35 tap map’. Find the input?
a) map 41 40 59 tap 35 39
b) 39 35 tap 59 40 41 map
c) tap 41 40 59 map 35 39
d) tap map 39 35 59 40 41
e) None of these

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 65

Directions (Q. 11-15) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given
below.

Following are the conditions for selecting Manager-HR in an organization
(i) Be at least 30 years and not more than 35 years as on 1st March 2012.
(ii) Have secured at least 60% marks in graduation in any discipline.
(iii) Have secured at least 65% in the post-graduate degree/diploma in personnel
management/HR.
(iv) Have post qualification work experience of at least five years in the personnel/HR
department of an organization.
(v) Have secured at least 50% marks in the selection process.

However, in the case of a candidate who satisfies all the above conditions except
(a) (ii) above but has secured at least 55% marks in graduation in any discipline and at least 70%
marks in post-graduate degree/diploma in personnel management/HR, the case is to be
referred to GM-HR.
(b) (iv) above but has post qualification work experience of at least four years out of which at
least two years as Deputy Manager-HR, the case is to be referred to President-HR.
In each question below are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following
courses of actions based on the information provided and the conditions and subconditions given
above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume
anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as
on 01st March 2012.
Give answer:
(a) If the candidate is not to be selected
(b) If the data provided are not adequate to take a decision
(c) If the case is to be referred to President-HR
(d) If the case is to be referred to GM-HR
(e) If the candidate is to be selected

11. Rita Bhatt was born on 25th July, 1978. She has secured 62% marks in graduation and 65%
marks in post-graduate diploma in management. She has been working for the past 6 years in
the personnel department of an organization after completing her post-graduation. She has
secured 55% marks in the selection process.

12. Ashok Pradhan was born on 08th August 1980. He has been working in the personnel
department of an organization for the past 4 years after completing his post-graduate degree
in personnel management with 67%. Out of his entire experience, he has been working for the
past 2 years as Deputy Manager-HR. He has secured 62% marks in graduation and 58%
marks in the selection process.

13. Alokverma was born on 04th March, 1976. He has been working in the personnel department
of an organization for the past 6 years after completing his post-graduate diploma in
personnel management with 66% marks. He has secured 57% marks in the selection process
and 63% marks in graduation.

14. SwapanGhosh has been working in the personnel department of an organization for the past 5
years after completing his post-graduate degree in HR with 72% marks. He has secured 56%
marks in graduation. He was born on 12th May 1977. He has secured 58% marks in the
selection process.

15. SeemaBehl has been working in the personnel department of an organization for the past 7
years after completing her post-graduate diploma in personnel management with 70% marks. She was born on 05th July, 1979. She has secured 65% marks in graduation and 50% marks in
the selection process.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 64

Directions (Q. 6-10) Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
V, U and T are sitting around a circle. A, B and C are sitting around the same circle but two
of them are not facing centre (they are facing the direction opposite to centre). V is 2nd to the left of C. U is 2nd to the right of A. B is 3rd to the left of T. C is 2nd to the right of T. A and C are not sitting together.

6. Which of the following is not facing centre?
a) BA b) CA c) BC d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

7. Which of the following is the position of T in respect of B?
a) 3rd to the right b) 2nd to the right c) 3rd to the left d) 3rd to the left or right e) None of these

8. What is the position of V in respect of C?
a) 2nd to the right b) 3rd to the left c) 4th to the right d) 4th to the left e) Can’t be determined

9. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) A, B and C are sitting together
b) V, U and T are sitting together
c) Sitting arrangement of two persons cannot be determined
d) Those who are not facing centre are sitting together
e) Only two people are sitting between V and T

10. What is the position of A in respect of U?
a) 2nd to the left b) 2nd to the right c) 3rd to the right d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bank Exam Preparation 63

1. Introducing Alka to guests, Brijesh said, “Her father is the only son of my father”. How is
Alka related to Brijesh?
a) Daughter b) Mother c) Sister ) Niece e) None of these

2. How much angular distance will be covered by the minute hand of a correct clock in a period
of 2 hours 20 min.?
a) 140˚ b) 840˚ c) 320˚ d) 520˚ e) None of these

3. First day of a leap year is Wednesday, then what day of the week was it on 31st December in
that year?
a) Thursday b) Saturday c) Monday d) Friday e) None of these

4. Neeraj wants to go to school from his house. First of all he goes to the crossing, from here he
turns to right and reaches the bus stand, Bus stand is opposite to the library. In which
direction is school locate?
a) North b) East c) West d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

5. There are five different houses, A to E, in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C
and right of A, B is to the right of D. Which of the houses is in the middle?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) None of these