## Tuesday, 5 May 2015

### SBI PO Reasoning Quiz -19

Direction (Q. 1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: season 77 sky 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding 67 natural 25

Step I: sky season 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding 67 natural 2577

Step II: season sky 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding natural 257767

Step III: natural season sky 31 pleasant 11 outstanding 257767 54

Step IV: pleasant natural season sky 11 outstanding 25 77 67 54 31

Step V: outstanding pleasant natural season sky 11 77 67 54 3 1 25

Step VI: outstanding pleasant natural season sky 77 67 543 1 25 11

Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: economy 89 crisis recession 38 64 debt 17 American 46 prestigious 21

1. Which of the following will be the last step of the rearrangement?

1) IV 2) V 3) VI 4) VII 5) None of these

2. Which step number would be the following output? "American economy crisis debt recession 17 prestigious 21 896446 38"

1) 111 2) IV 3) V 4) There will be no such step. 5) None of these

3. In step V, which of the following words/numbers would be at eighth position from the right?

1) crisis 2) 17 3) recession 4) debt 5) None of these

4. Following pairs follow a certain relationship in step IV and V: first element of the pair is from step IV and second element is from step V. Which of the following pair is different from others?

1) prestigious, 17 2) 17, debt

3) crisis, economy 4) economy, recession

5) All are similar

5. In step III of the rearrangement, if 'American' is related to '38' and ' 17' is related to 'recession' in a certain way, which of the following would 'prestigious' be related to, following the same pattern?

1) 89 2) 17 3) debt 4) 21 5) None of these

Direction (Q. 6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven friends, all of a different height and fatness.

(i) Q is the thinnest and tallest among them.

(ii) S is not as short as T, but shorter than R.

(iii) W is not as fat as R, but fatter than V.

(iv) R and T are taller than W but shorter than R

(v) V is fatter than T and the shorter among them.

(vi) R is third among them in fatness in descending order.

6. Who is the fattest among them?

1) P 2) S 3) Either P or S 4) Either T or S 5) None of these

7. Which of the given statements is not required to find out the thickest among them?

1) (i) 2) (vi) 3) (iii) and (iv) 4) (v) 5) None of these

8. If they are made to stand in ascending order of their heights, who will come in the middle?

1) R 2) S 3) T 4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

9. If they are made to stand in ascending order of their fatness, who will be the second from the last?

1) S 2) V 3) W 4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

10. Who obtained the same place in height and fatness among them when arranged in ascending order of their height and fatness?

1) P 2) Q 3) R 4) S 5) None of these

(1 - 5): The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step. It shifts words in ascending order of their length and numbers in descending order but on the right end.

Input: economy 89 crisis recession 38 64 debt 17 American 46 prestigious 21

Step I: debt economy crisis recession 38 64 17 American 46 prestigious 21 89

Step II: crisis debt economy recession 38 17 American 46 prestigious 21 89 64

Step III: economy crisis debt recession 38 17 American prestigious 21 89 64 46

Step IV: American economy crisis debt recession 17 prestigious 21 89 64 46 38

Step V: recession American economy crisis debt 17 prestigious 89 64 46 38 21

Step VI: prestigious recession American economy crisis debt 89 64 46 38 21 17

1. 3; 2. 2; 3. 4; 4. 3; 5. 2;

(6 - 10): Ascending order of fatness

Q < T < V < W < R < S/P < P/S

Ascending order of height –

V < W < T < S < R < P < Q

6. 3;

7. 5; Even all the conditions are not sufficient to find thickest.

8. 2;

9. 4; P or S can come.

10. 3; R is 5th from the left in both arrangement.

### SBI PO English Quiz -19

Direction (Q. 1 - 7): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them answering some of the questions.

A nine-member international task force on conservation of forests has identified India as one of the 56 countries of the world which are critically affected by widespread deforestation and steady destruction of natural watersheds. It has also warned that unless urgent conservation measures are taken, the country will face a serious food crisis in the next century. The report correctly describes the Himalayan eco system as the most critical watershed in the world, the degradation of which now threatens the very processes of life in the Indo-Genetic plain. The report documents some aspects of the process of environmental destruction that is at work in this country and calls for an expenditure of about? 1,450 crores over the next five years to reverse some of the damage that has taken place. While the task force's report is a welcome reminder of the urgency to the task of halting and rolling back the most awesome form of destruction that this country has ever witnessed, it regrettably underestimates the magnitude of the effort involved and hence falls short of suggesting a comprehensive solution to the problem. For instance, the five-year plan. Its recommendation bears no relationship to the resources that will be actually needed to reach a net rate of zero deforestation. At present deforestation is proceeding at the furious pace of 1.3 million hectares a year.

Past experience shows that more than? 300 crores in government expenditure alone is needed over four to five years at today's prices merely to plant less than a million hectare. Realistically speaking, resources of the order of T 1,000 crores a year will be necessary for the next five years to sustain a plan that actually provides a forest cover to badly denuded land. And an underestimation of the magnitude of such a plan is not the only flaw in the report. An even more serious one, related to the first, lies in its failure to establish a coherent set of priorities among the different functions that an afforestation programme must perform. To take just one example, the vital task of planting fuel wood and fodder trees is put at par with the planting of trees to meet raw materials requirement of industries. Owing to confusion, the task force falls short of recommending the kind of radical measures. Wood-based industries step against the spreading of monocultures and entrusting afforestation programmes.

1. The author's chief concern appears to be

1) conservation of forests

2) destruction of natural watersheds

3) degradation of Himalayan eco systems

4) to take radical measures for afforestation

5) to discuss the report of international task force

2. In order to reverse the damage caused by deforestation, India, in a period of five years, will be required to incur a total expenditure of about 7.

1) 300 crores 2) 1000 crores 3) 1450 crores 4) 2450 crores 5) 5000 crores

3. What seems to be the immediate cause for writing the passage?

1) Danger of famine 2) Scarcity of water

3) Scarcity of food grains

4) Report of the international task force on conservation of forests

5) None of these

4. The international task force has not

1) suggested a comprehensive scheme for dealing with the problem of deforestation

2) emphasised the urgency of tackling the problem

3) underestimated the magnitude of problem of deforestation

4) underestimated the intensity of the problem of the natural watersheds

5) None of these

5. If proper steps are not taken to stop the degradation of Himalayan eco system, the gravest problem India may face is the shortage of

1) water 2) food 3) fodder 4) fuel wood

5) raw materials for wood-based industries

Direction (Q. 6): Select the word which is SAME in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

6. Pace

1) Momentum 2) Rate 3) Progress 4) Gain 5) Measure

Direction (Q. 7): Select the word which is OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.

7. Critical

1) Substantial 2) Negligible 3) Secondary 4) Large 5) Unduly

Direction (Q. 8 - 10): In each of the following sentences there are blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by the 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 it meaningfully complete.

8. The fear__________ with feeling incompetent is the fear of being humiliated, embarrassed and__________.

1) endowed, criticised 2) afflicted, downtrodden

3) consistent, damaged 4) associated, vulnerable

5) imbued, exposed

9. If a professional his professional__________ development and__________ education, he may quickly become obsolete.

1) management, voluminous 2) higher, vulnerable

3) neglects, better 4) refuses, higher

5) denies, superior

10. This book is readable, clear and__________ researched with__________ detailed references.

1) fabulously, intricate 2) meticulously, extensive

3) leisurely, complete 4) hardly, national

5) closely, scattered

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### SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Quiz –19

Direction (Q. 1 - 5): What value should come in place of question mark (?) in the following equations?

1. 58% of 4675 – 48% of 2755 =?

1) 1381.7 2) 1385.5 3) 1386.2 4) 1388.8 5) 1389.1

2. (1.78)-1.8 x (3.1684)3.4 ÷ = (1.78)?

1) 7.2 2) 8 3) 6.8 4) 9.8 5) 11.6

3. of of of 11193 =?

1) 1982 2) 1978 3) 1964 4) 1955 5) 1944

4. =

1) 1084 2) 1104 3) 1196 4) 1218 5) 1248

5. of of 45% of 6867 =?

1) 5882 2) 5884 3) 5886 4) 5888 5) 5890

Direction (Q. 6 - 10): What approximate value should come in place of question mark (?) in the following equations?

6. 35.05% of 3365 + 8900 ÷ 41.99 =?

1) 1350 2) 1390 3) 1430 4) 1480 5) 1530

7. 774.95 ÷ 18.01 x 13.05 =?

1) 560 2) 580 3) 600 4) 620 5) 640

8. (385% of 463) ÷ 179 =?

1) 10 2) 16 3) 24 4) 30 5) 40

9. 1327.496 ÷ 14.99 x 48.097 ÷ 3.03 =?

1) 1385 2) 1395 3) 1405 4) 11415 5) 1425

10. 84.04% of 1845 + 23.97% of 178.5 =?

1) 1510 2) 1530 3) 1550 4) 1570 5) 1590

1. 5; ? =

= 2711.5 – 1322.4 = 1389.1

2. 2; (1.78)-1.8 x (1.78)6.8 + (1.78)-3

= (1.78)-1.8 + 6.8 + 3 = (1.78)8

3. 5; ? = = 1944

4. 2; (?)2 = 828 x 1472

= (6 x 6 x 23) x (8 x 8 x 23)

= (?)2 = (6 x 8 x 23)2

∴ ? = 6 x 8 x 23 = 1104

5. 3; ? = = 5886

6. 2; ? = + = 1178 + 212 = 1390

7. 1; ? = x 13

= 43 x 13 = 559 = 560

8. 1; ? = ÷ 179

= = 9.958 = 10

9. 4; ? = x

= 88.5 x 16 = 1416 = 1415

10. 5; ? = +

= 1549.8 + 42.72 = 1592.52 = 1590

## Monday, 4 May 2015

### SBI PO Reasoning Quiz -18

Direction (Q. 1 - 5): On the basis of the information given below, answer the following questions.

Twelve friends are sitting in two parallel rows: P, Q, R, S, T and V are sitting in Row 1 and are facing south. A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in Row 2, facing north. There are exactly two persons between P and T. Neither P nor T sits at any of the extreme ends. E sits second to the left of A, who is not at any of the ends R is on the immediate left of the one who is facing A. Neither E nor A faces either T or P. S is facing F, who is sitting at an extreme end, and Q is not at any of the ends. T is not sitting adjacent to S. B is not facing P, and between B and D there are as many persons as there are between R and V

1. Who among the following sits at extreme ends?

1) B, R 2) E, V 3) Q, C 4) V, D 5) None of these

2. Who is facing R?

1) D 2) B 3) C 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these

3. T is related to A in the same way as P is related to F. Which of the following is Q related to, following the same pattern?

1) C 2) E 3) D 4) F 5) None of these

4. Which of the following is true?

1) V is sitting opposite B.

2) A is on the immediate left of D.

3) There is exactly one person sitting between Q and S.

4) R is facing the neighbour of D.

5) None of these

5. How many persons are sitting between A and F?

1) Three 2) One 3) Four 4) Two 5) Cannot be determined

Direction (Q. 6 - 10): 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 11 alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

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.

3) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

4) if the data even in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

5) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

6. How is A related to B?

I. D has two daughters and one of them, ie E, is married to A.

II. B is the mother of C, who is the younger sister of E.

7. What is the code for 'rain'?

I. 'pe tula kit' means 'heavy rain is expected' and 'la sic' means 'expected long'.

II. 'pe la ff means 'rain is beautiful' and 'koo fi' means 'beautiful clouds'.

8. Among X, Y, Z, V and W, who is the lightest?

I. Z is heavier than only V but lighter than X.

II. Y is lighter than V among them.

9. On which date is Omprakash 's father's marriage anniversary?

I. Omprakash's sister Sanjana correctly remembers that their father's anniversary is after 7th but before 11th May.

II. Omprakash correctly remembers that his father's marriage anniversary is after 4th but before 9th May.

10. Among Maths, Physics, Hindi, Art and Economics, which subject is taught by Mr X?

I. Mr X does not teach the subject of his friend, who is a teacher of English.

II. Mr X does not teach Maths, Hindi or Economics.

(1 - 5):

1. 2; 2. 3; 3. 1;

4. 4; R is facing C, who is neighbour of D.

5. 4;

6. 5; From I.

From II.

Hence A is the son-in-law of B.

7. 4; From I.

Pe tu la kit – heavy rain in expected …….(1)

La sic – expected long ………..(2)

From (I) and (2): code for rain cannot be determined.

So I alone is not sufficient .

From II.

Pe la fi – rain is beautiful …..(3)

Koo fi – beautiful clouds ……….(4)

From (1) and (3): pe la – rain is

So, even after combining I and II we can’t

Determined the exact code.

8. 1; From I.

Since Z is heavier than only V, we know that V is the lighest.

From II. V > Y

9. 5; From I.

According to sanjana, possible dates are 8, 9 and 10.

From II.

According to Omprakash, possible dates are 5, 6, 7 and 8

Combining I and II

The exact date is 8th May.

10. 4; From I.

Mr x does not teach English.

From II.

Mr x does not teach Maths. Hindi or Economics

Combining I and II.

Mr x teaches either Art or Physics.

Thus the subject that Mr x teaches cannot be determined.

### SBI PO English Quiz -18

Direction (Q. 1 - 10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by the 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 it meaningfully complete.

1. In the __________, the US is__________ in the development and deployment of the controversial national defence missile system.

1) meantime, engaged 2) future, evolved

3) near, entangled 4) process, divulged

5) while, involved

2. Jammu and Kashmir is already ___________many autonomus powers which other states are __________.

1) bargaining, deprived 2) deserving, avoided

3) enjoying, denied 4) using, witness

5) ensured, unworthy

3. The__________ of having Hindi as the national link language is that it is the most__________ language. Indian

1) spirit, crucial 2) ethics, scholastic 3) custom, sought

4) geometry, liberal 5) merit, popular

4. If universities in each state adopt the regional language as their__________ of instruction, it will severely___________ the inter-state mobility of students and teachers.

1) priority, degrade 2) section, peril 3) medium, affect

4) area, disconnect 5) section, brake

5. Nationalism is generally not a pleasant virtue and the world has grown rightly__________ of it after all the damage it has

1) abusive, availed 2) suspicious, inflicted

3) fed, sustained 4) hostile, erected

5) bereaved, caused

6. Our military intelligence has enough__________on the __________of terrorist hideouts.

1) expertise, menace 2) skills, searching

3) data, operating 4) information, location

5) evidence, efficacy

7. Quite a few batsmen have had the__________ of being __________with actually the incomparable Don Bradman.

1) legend, attached 2) charisma, involving

3) opportunity, adamant 4) history, attributed

5) honour, compared

8. Apart from agricultural labourers, farmers who have lost their__________ also need work to__________ in a drought.

1) fields, maintain 2) cattle, support 3) crops, survive

4) capital, live 5) grains, sail

9. The main reason for most of the damage during an earthquake is the ground movement__________ by the seismic

1) caused, waves 2) contributed, force

3) compelled, activities 4) raised, elements

5) supported, intensity

10. Russia has__________ for joint efforts with India to fight international terrorism and religious__________.

1) initiated, terrorism 2) raised, intolerance

3) called, extremism 4) appealed, patience

5) evoked, fanaticism

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### SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Quiz -18

1. What is 4% of 40% of of 625?

1) 4.6 2) 5.2 3) 8 4) 13 5) None of these

2. Suresh started a business, investing Rs 18000. After 3 months and 4 months respectively, Rohan and Sudhir joined him with capital of Rs 12000 and Rs 9000. At the end of the year the total profit was Rs 3982. What is the difference between Rohan’s and Sudhr’s share in the profit?

1) Rs 354 2) Rs 370 3) Rs 362 4) Rs 121 5) None of these

3. The difference between the compound interest and the simple interest on a sum for 3 years at 10% interest per annum is equal to Rs 37.20. What is the sum?

1) Rs 1000 2) Rs 1200 3) Rs 1500 4) Rs 1800 5) None of these

4. The sum of four consecutive prime numbers is 102. What is the largest prime number among them?

1) Data inadequate 2) 37 3) 41 4) 31 5) 19

5. Which number should replace both the question marks in the following equations?

=

1) 36 2) 49 3) 64 4) 81 5) None of these

6. Sumit decided to clear all his dues through cheque. His total due was Rs 40000. He clears it through cheque by paying Rs 42628. What per cent service tax was charged by the bank?

1) 2.36% 2) 3.28% 3) 4.71% 4) 6.57% 5) None of these

7. If 3 is subtracted from 8 and the difference is multiplied by 637, what is the final result?

1) 2808 2) 2916 3) 3191 4) 3632 5) None of these

8. If the numerator and denominator of a fraction are increased and decreased by 40% respectively, the fraction becomes . What is the original fraction?

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) None of these

9. By how much is of 437 lesser than of 861?

1) 93 2) 97 3) 99 4) 101 5) None of these

10. The ages of Rohit and Niraj are in the ratio of 12:17. After 6 years the ratio of their ages will be 14:19. What is the sum (in yrs) of their present ages?

1) 63 2) 72 3) 85 4) 87 5) None of these

1. 3;

2. 3; Ratio of investments

= 12 x 18:9 x 12:8 x 9

= 6:3:2

∴ required difference in share

= x (3 - 2) = Rs 362

3. 2; (33.1% - 30%) of sum = Rs 37.2

Or 3.1% of sum = 37.2

∴ Sum = = Rs 1200

4. 4; By hit & trial method we can find answers. Prime nos. are: 19, 23, 29, 31

5. 3; ? = = 4 x 16 = 64

6. 4; Required % = x 100 = 6.57%

7. (8 - 3 ) 637 = x 637

= 39 x 91 = 3549

8. 3; If is the fraction then

= = = x =

9. 4; x 861 - x 437 = 3 x 123 – 17 x 23

= 492 – 391 = 101

10. 4; (14 - 12) = (19 - 17) = 2

= 2 = 6

∴ 29 = x 29 = 87