Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bank Preparation 241

66. The total area of a circle and a square is equal to 5450 sq. cm. The diameter of the circle is 70
cms. What is the sum of the circumference of the circle and the perimeter of the square?
a) 360 cm b) 380 cm c) 270 cm d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

67. The ratio between the speed of a train and a car is 16:15 respectively. Also, a bus covered a
distance of 480 km in 8 h. The speed of the bus is three-fourth the speed of the train. How
much distance will the car cover in 6 h?
a) 450 km b) 480 km c) 360 km d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

68. Ram’s present age is three times his son’s present age and two-fifth of his father’s present
age. The average of the present ages of all of them is 46 years. What is the difference between
the Ram’s son’s present age and Ram’s father’s present age?
a) 68 years b) 88 years c) 58 years d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

69. 20% of Anuj’s annual salary is equal to 75% of Raj’s annual salary. Raj’s monthly salary is
60% of Ravi’s monthly salary. If Ravi’s annual salary is Rs.1.44 Lakh. What is Anuj’s
monthly salary?
a) Rs.270000 b) Rs.27000 c) Rs.324000 d) Rs.5400 e) None of these

70. The largest and the second largest angles of a triangle are in the ratio of 3:2 respectively. The
smallest angle is 20% of the sum of the largest and the second largest angles. What is the sum
of the smallest and the second largest angles?
a) 80˚ b) 60˚ c) 100˚ d) 90˚ e) None of these

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bank Preparation 240

Directions (Q. 62-65) Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
I. In a family of six persons, there are two couples.
II. The lawyer is the head of the family and has only two sons Mukesh and Rakesh both
teachers.
III. Mrs.Reena and her mother-in-law both are lawyers.
IV. Mukesh’s wife is a doctor and they have a son, Ajay.

62. Which of the following is definitely a couple?
a) Lawyer-Teacher
b) Doctor-Lawyer
c) Teacher-Teacher
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these

63. What is the profession of Rakesh’s wife?
a) Teacher b) Doctor c) Lawyer d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

64. How many male members are there in the family?
a) Two b) Three c) Four d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

65. What is/was Ajay’s grandfather’s occupation?
a) Teacher b) Lawyer c) Doctor d) Can’t be determined e) None of these

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bank Preparation 239

Directions (Q. 55-59) Study the following information carefully and then answer the question given
below it. A word and number arrangement machine when given on input line of words and numbers
rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and
rearrangement.
Input past back 32 47 19 own fear 25
Step I 19 past back 32 47 own fear 25
Step II 19 past 25 back 32 47 own fear
Step III 19 past 25 own back 32 47 fear
Step IV 19 past 25 own 32 back 47 fear
Step V 19 past 25 own 32 fear back 47
Step VI 19 past 25 own 32 fear 47 back
And step VI is the last step.
As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions, the appropriate
step for the given input.

55. Which of the following will be step VI?
a) 21 win 39 tyre 46 file case 51
b) 21 win 39 tyre 46 file 51 case
c) 21 win 39 tyre file 46 51 case
d) 21 win 39 tyre 46 case file 51
e) There will be no such step

56. Input 83 42 bench lower 13 upper floor 37
Which of the following will be step III?
a) 13 upper 37 83 42 bench lower floor
b) 13 upper 37 lower 83 42 bench floor
c) 13 83 42 bench lower upper floor 37
d) 13 upper 83 42 bench lower floor 37
e) None of these

57. Step II of an input is 27 ultra open case 45 35 now 12.
Which of the following is definitely the input?
a) ultra open 27 case 45 35 now 12
b) open case ultra 27 45 35 now 12
c) open case 27 45 35 now 12 ultra
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these

58. Input Case over 12 36 49 long ago 42. Which of the following steps will be the last but one?
a) V b) VI c) VII  d) VIII e) None of these

59. Input Judge retire home 62 53 41 34 task. How many steps will be required to complete the
arrangement?
a) 6 b) 5 c) 4 d) 7 e) None of these

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bank Preparation 238

Directions (Q. 50-54) A marketing firm wants to recruit trainee officers. Following is the criteria for
selection.

The candidates must
(i) Be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks
(ii) Have completed post-graduate degree/diploma in marketing management with at least
65% marks
(iii) Have cleared the selection test with at least 50% marks
(iv) Have cleared the interview with at least 55% marks
(v) Be willing to sign a bond for 2 years
(vi) Be not less than 21 years and not more than 26 years of age as on 1st February, 2009

However, if a candidate satisfies all the above criteria except
(a) At (ii) above but has working experience in the marketing department for at least one year
and has a post-graduate degree/diploma with any specialization, the case is to be referred to
the Vice-President
(b) At (v) above but is willing to pay an amount of Rs.1 Lakh in case, if the candidate leaves the
case is to be referred to the head to marketing department.
In each of the question below, information of one candidate is given. You have to take one of the
following five decisions based on the information provided and the criteria and conditions given
above. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these
cases are given to you as on 1st February, 2009. You have to indicate your decision by marketing
answer to each question as follows.

Give answer
(a) If the case is to be referred to Vice-President
(b) If the case is to be referred to head of marketing department
(c) If the data provided is inadequate to take a decision
(d) If the candidate is to be selected
(e) If the candidate is not to be selected

50. Meenal Soni is a graduate passed with 58% marks. She has done MBA HR with 64% marks
in August 2004 and is working in the marketing department of a bank since January 2005.
She has completed 24 years of age in November 2008. She is willing to sign the bond for 2
years. She has cleared the selection test with 58% marks and interview with 56% marks.

51. Avinash Chavan is a post-graduate in management with specialization in marketing, passed
with 67% marks. He is working as a junior officer in the marketing department of a private
company. He is not willing to sign the bond but is willing to pay Rs.1 Lakh in case, if he
leaves. He has cleared the selection test with 52% marks and interview with 59% marks. His
date of birth is 17th July 1983.

52. Sujay has passed BE with 67% marks and MBA Marketing with 69% marks. He has scored
56% in selection test and 63% marks in interview. He has recently celebrated his 25th birthday
on 17th September, 2008. He does not want to sign a bond but is willing to pay Rs.1 Lakh, if
he leaves.

53. Rohan Bhalla is 24 years old Science graduate passed with 58% marks and MBA in
Marketing with 68% marks. He has secured 53% marks in selection test as well as in
interview. He is willing to sign the bond for 2 years.

54. Nandita Sharma B.Com graduate passed in first class diploma in marketing management with
62% marks and has passed post-graduate with 72% marks. She has cleared selection test and
interview with 56% and 58% marks, respectively. His date of birth is 21st December, 1985.
She is willing to sign the bond for 2 years.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bank Preparation 237

Directions (Q. 45-49) Read the information given below to answer the questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out
the following seating arrangements.
I. A will sit beside C.
II. H will sit beside A.
III. C will sit beside E.
IV. F will sit beside H.
V. E will sit beside G.
VI. D will sit beside F.
VII. G will sit beside B.
VIII. B will sit beside D.

45. Which of the following is wrong?
a) A will be to the immediate right of C
b) D will be to the immediate left of B
c) E will be to the immediate right of A
d) F will be to the immediate left of D
e) None of these

46. Which of the following is correct?
a) B will be to the immediate left of D
b) H will be to the immediate right of A
c) C will be to the immediate right of F
d) B will be to the immediate left of H
e) None of these

47. A and F will become neighbours, if
a) B agrees to change her sitting position
b) C agrees to change her sitting position
c) G agrees to change her sitting position
d) H agrees to change her sitting position
e) None of these

48. During sitting
a) A will be directly facing C
b) B will be directly facing C
c) A will be directly facing B
d) B will be directly facing D
e) None of these

49. H will be sitting between
a) C and B
b) A and F
c) D and G
d) E and G
e) None of these

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bank Preparation 236

42. A bus for Delhi leaves every 30 min from a bus stand. An enquiry clerk, Rambabu told
Shyamlal, a passenger that the bus has already left 10 min ago and the next bus will leave at
9:35 am. At what time did the enquiry clerk give this information to Shyamlal?
a) 9:15 am b) 9:10 am c) 9:20 am d) 9:05 am e) None of these

43. If day before yesterday was Saturday, then what day of the week will it be on day after
tomorrow?
a) Friday b) Thursday c) Wednesday d) Tuesday e) None of these

44. Nikhil walked 30 m towards East took a left turn and walked 20 m. He again took a left turn
and walked 30 m. How far and in which direction is he from his starting point?
a) 20m, North
b) 80 m, North
c) 20 m, South
d) 80 m, South
e) Data inadequate

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bank Preparation 235

Directions (Q. 37-41) Read the information carefully and answer the following questions.
If A + B means A is the father of B.
If A × B means A is the sister of B.
If A $ B means A is the wife of B.
If A % B means A is the mother of B.
If A ÷ B means A is the son of B.

37. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that J is the brother of T in the
expression?
J ÷ P % H ? T % L a) × b) ÷ c) $ d) Either + or × e) None of these

38. Which among the given expressions indicate that M is the daughter of D?
a) L % R $ D + T × M
b) L + R $ D + M × T
c) L % R % D + T ÷ M
d) L $ D ÷ R % M ÷ T
e) None of these

39. Which among the following options is true, if the expression I + T % J × L ÷ K is definitely
true?
a) L is the daughter of T
b) K is the son-in-law of I
c) I is the grandmother of L
d) J is the brother of L
e) None of these

40. Which among the following expressions is true, if Y is the son of X is definitely true?
a) W % L × T × Y ÷ X
b) W + L × T × Y ÷ X
c) X + L × T × Y ÷ W
d) W $ X + L + Y + T
e) W % X + T × Y ÷ L

41. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that T is the sister-in-law of Q in
the expression R % T × P ? Q + V
a) + b) % c) × d) $ e) Either $ or x

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bank Preparation 234

34. In a row of children facing North, Ritesh is 12th from the left end. Sudhir, who is 22nd from
the right end is 4th to the right of Ritesh. Total how many children are there in the row?
a) 35 b) 36 c) 37 d) 34 e) None of these

35. If A means ‘−’, B means ‘÷’, C means ‘+’, and D means ‘×’, then 15 B 3 C 24 A 12 D 2
= ?
a) 3 b) 5 c) 7 d) 9 e) None of these

36. Looking at a woman siting next to him, Amit said, ‘she is the sister of the husband of my
wife’. How is the woman related to Amit?
a) Niece b) Daughter c) Sister d) Wife e) None of these

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bank Preparation 233

31. If it is possible to make only one meaningful word with 3rd, 4th, 8th and 9th letters of the word
‘CENTURIES’ which would be 2nd letter of the word from left? If more than one such word
can be formed, give ‘A’ as the answer. If no such word can be formed, give ‘Z’ as your
answer.
a) A b) N c) T d) E e) Z

32. If in a certain code language ‘ARIHANT’ is coded as ‘ZIRSZMG’, ‘BIRD’ is written as
‘YRIW’, then how will ‘PAINTER’ be coded in that language?
a) KZRMVGI b) KZRMIGV c) KZRMGIV d) KZRMGVI e) None of these

33. Rajat correctly remembers that his mother’s birthday is not after 18th of June. His sister
correctly remembers that their mother’s birthday is before 20th June but after 17th June. On
which day in April was definitely their mother’s birthday?
a) 17th b) 19th c) 18th d) 17th or 18th e) None of these

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bank Preparation 232

Directions (Q. 24-30) Read each sentence to find out whether there is only grammatical error or
idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that partis the
answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

24. The angry boatman threw (1) / the cracked oar (2) / in the river (3) / and returned home. (4)
No error (5)

25. 3rd World countries must adopt (1) / a radically different approach for (2) / the dissemination
of scientific information (3) / in view of the nature and magnitude of their problems. (4) No
error (5)

26. Yet the writers (1) / have no qualms in (2) / depicting the gory (3) / details of the violence. (4)
No error (5)

27. The boy attempted the questions (1) / so well (2) / that his teacher was exceedingly (3) /
pleased at him. (4) No error (5)

28. The Trust plans (1) / to set on (2) / a special school for (3) / dumb and deaf children. (4) No
error (5)

29. The director prefers (1) / your plan than (2) / that given by (3) / the other members of the
committee. (4) No error (5)

30. I always prefer (1) / working in a relaxed atmosphere (2) / than one full of (3) / tension and
anxiety. (4) No error (5)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bank Preparation 231

Directions (Q. 19-23) Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper
sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.
A. While the reference point for the former is the state, for the latter it’s society.
B. India’s ‘strategic community’ comprises two distinct circles with little overlap.
C. Consequently, mainstream strategists have an external orientation to their discourse,
concentrating on high politics; the latter is more internal oriented.
D. Their prescriptions too are understandably poles apart and thus, the state, to which both their
commentary is directed, has to play balancer, and ends up being at the receiving end of
criticism from both sides.
E. Out of the two, one can be termed the ‘mainstream’ and the other ‘alternate’.
F. To further elaborate on the external and internal concept – while one is enamoured of India’s
rise and place in the global order, the other is more sensitive to its vulnerabilities and
inadequacies.
19. Which of the following should be 4th sentence after rearrangement?
a) E b) D c) C d) B e) A
20. Which of the following should be 6th sentence after rearrangement?
A b) B c) C d) D e) E
21. Which of the following should be 2nd sentence after rearrangement?
a) E b) D c) C d) B e) A
22. Which of the following should be 1st sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E
23. Which of the following should be 3rd sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) F

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bank Preparation 230

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) A

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bank Preparation 229

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bank Preparation 228

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bank Preparation 227

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bank Preparation 226

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)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bank Preparation 225

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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bank Preparation 224

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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bank Preparation 223

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bank Preparation 222

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Bank Preparation 221

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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bank Preparation 220

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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bank Preparation 219

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Bank Preparation 218

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 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bank Preparation 217

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bank Preparation 216

Directions (Q. 141-150) In each of the following sentences there are two blanks. Below each
sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which
pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence
grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

141. To avoid ____ there is a need for ____ planning of the project.
a) cancellation, broad
b) problem, deliberate
c) pitfalls, systematic
d) inconvenience, convenient
e) losses, temporary

142. A good management will decide not only the ____ for equipment but also its ____ for
deciding priorities.
a) need, urgency
b) usefulness, utility
c) cost, value
d) requirement, necessities
e) technology, methodology

143. ____ appears to be a small error in the beginning may turn out to be a ____ in the
long run.
a) It, disaster
b) What, blunder
c) That, debacle
d) It, slip
e) What, incident

144. Being very ____ in nature, he always uses his ____ skills.
a) adamant, soft
b) polite, basic
c) humble, experimental
d) pushy, persuasive
e) mild, aggressive

145. Demand and supply do not ____ the same relationship as the one that ____ between
height and weight.
a) possess, has
b) incur, is
c) defend, volunteers
d) bear, borne
e) have, exists

146. If the system ____ to yield the desired result, try to ____ the whole procedure in the
given sequence.
a) entitles, dump
b) ignores, reproduce
c) fails, reoperate
d) imitates, generate
e) equips, encompass

147. He is so ____ in his approach that not a single point ever ____ his attention.
a) meticulous, escapes
b) casual, erodes
c) fanatic, brings
d) deliberate, attracts
e) nasty, coincides

148. Generally, ____ students ____ those who are mediocre.
a) humble, surmount
b) meritorious, surpass
c) bright, overestimate
d) intelligent, surrender
e) studious, respect

149. ____ and ____ should not be tolerated in our country which boasts of ‘Ahimsa’ as its
way of life.
a) Politicking, elections
b) Dishonour, efficiency
c) Lethargy, procrastination
d) Nepotism, selfishness
e) Hatred, violence

150. He ____ a wrong act because it was ____ for him to do so due to circumstantial
forces.
a) compelled, necessary
b) refused, dangerous
c) did, avoidable
d) committed, inevitable
e) simplified, harmfu

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bank Preparation 215

Directions (Q. 131-140)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.
On October 2, 1983 the Grameen Bank Project (131) the Grameen Bank. We invited the
Finance Minister to be the Chief Guest at our (132) ceremony. But when the Ministry came to (133)
that the ceremony would take place in a remote district, they said it would not be an (134) place to
launch a Bank and that the ceremony should be (135) in Dhaka so that all the top Government
Officials could (136). We stood firm and (137) to them that we did not work in urban areas so it made
no (138) to have the ceremony in a city (139) we had no borrowers. We had the ceremony in a big
open field with the Finance Minister present as Chief Guest. For all of us who had worked so hard to
(140) this it was a dream come true.

131. a) became b) reorganized c) merged d) named e) converted

132. a) induction b) opening c) closing d) dedicated e) inaugurate

133. a) acquaint b) reveal c) know d) aware e) inform

134. a) obvious b) excellent c) available d) inauspicious e) appropriate

135. a) held b) invited c) assembled d) done e) shifted

136. a) entertain b) present c) accompany d) attend e) involve

137. a) refused b) apologized c) told d) explained e) denied

138. a) point b) difference c) sense d) difficulty e) meaning

139. a) which b) where c) while d) that e) however

140. a) perform b) obey c) achieve d) discover e) built

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bank Preparation 214

Directions (Q. 126-130) 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) For instance, if we measure the room temperature continuously and plot its graph with time
on X-axis and temperature on the Y-axis, we get a continuous waveform, which is an analog
signal. Analog is always continuous.
(B) The absence or presence of something can be used to plot a digital signal.
(C) An analog signal is a continuously varying signal, similar to a sinusoidal waveform.
(D) Any signal can be classified into one of the two types: analog and digital.
(E) In contrast, a digital signal takes the form of pulses, where we have something or nothing.

126. Which of the following should be the 1st sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

127. Which of the following should be the 3rd sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

128. Which of the following should be the 2nd sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E

129. Which of the following should be the 4th sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C

130. Which of the following should be the 5th sentence after rearrangement?
a) A b) B c) C d) D e) E