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State Bank of India PO Exam


(Based on Memory)

TestI
English Language
Directions (Q. 110): Read the following passage
carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words have
been given in bold to help you locate them while answering
some of the questions.
On attending a conference which focused on the role of
the service sector in Indian economy, I was amazed. The
conference gave a very interesting perspective on the role of
the service sector in the growth of the Indian economy in
relation to growth rate in agriculture and industry. The current
situation in India is that the growth rate of services has
overtaken both agriculture and industry and is now
contributing to more than fifty per cent of GDP. The services
sector has the highest growth rate and is the least volatile
sector. Growth is particularly marked in public services, IT
and financial services. In some areas the growth rate of
services sector is forty to fifty per cent due to increased use
of mobile technologies. India, therefore, has a servicesoriented economy. It hasnt followed traditional growth models
as in China. However, in the process of doing so it has skipped
the manufacturing stage and has jumped straight from the
agricultural stage to service stage, which is also the main
reason for the expansion of the service sector. In fact, the
situation now is such that the growth in the service sector can
and will support the growth in the agricultural and industrial
sectors. However, the only setback for Indian economy is the
lack of growth in the manufacturing sector, which causes
dependence on other countries, which is not so desirable in
terms of job creation and increase in prosperity. Population is
also a major concern of the Indian economy. As the population
of India grows so also does the number of dependents in the
population both in the lower and higher age groups. In such a
scenario of increasing population, especially in an economy
which is still recovering from crisis, growth becomes difficult.
For such an economy to grow it has to invest. Currently, the
public sector invests more than it saves. The household sector
saves in surplus but it is not increasing, so it cannot continue
to support private and public sectors. There is a massive need
to spend on agriculture and infrastructure development of the
country. Apart from health, education should also be the
priority of the government, particularly the education of women,
in order to reduce the birth rate.
However, all said and done, we cannot deny the fact that

growing population of the country can also benefit the


economy if considered as a resource and used efficiently. In
fact, it is said that in the next two decades a growth window
for India will open, which may not come again because the
working population to total population ratio will rise up to mid
2030s only. It is important for India to maximise its economic
growth in this period. For doing so, it will be important for
India to absorb the growing labour force. This would mean
that most people in the country would be employed (with a
steady income), the number of dependents in the population
would reduce and with effect the economy would prosper.
Absorbing the labour force is also very important if the service
sector is to play a key role in the growing Indian economy.
Today, to address the issue of poverty in India, there is a need
to change the bad sectors into good sectors and in turn to
move people from unemployment to employment. Only the
service sector can help in doing so and thus can have major
impact on poverty. Although service-intensive sectors such
as hotels, restaurants and IT are booming with growth in
human skills, there are geographical, labour unions and human
skills restrictions on labour movement. The key question here,
I suppose, is that can service sector lead the economy? For
example, can service such as IT be taken to rural areas? Experts
in the conference have suggested that it seems that services
could lead the economy. However, there are certain
prerequisites for the same. In other words, there needs to be
greater equality between the different states and better gender
balance. There is also the need for additional fiscal equality,
tax reforms to fund education, reduction in goverment debt,
and the revenue account must be kept in balance. Progress is
good but still the initial conditions for growth have not yet
been achieved.
Direction (Q. 1): Choose the word which is most opposite
in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.
1. VOLATILE
1) erratic
2) impatient
3) stable
4) solid
5) strained
2. According to the passage, which of the following is/are
true about the impact of the increasing population on
Indian economy?
(A) If India attempts to absorb all the labour force, it will
impact the growth of service sector negatively and,
in turn, hamper the economic growth of the country.
(B) As the population of the country increases, the
number of dependents in the country also increases,
which, in turn, increases the pressure on the economy.

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jobs in the good sectors.


2) The government should make efforts to improve the
sectors that are not functioning well in order to create
greater job opportunities in those sectors and in turn
eradicate poverty.
3) Poverty alleviation is possible only if the government
understands the importance of good sectors and
provides them with necessary opportunities.
4) The bad sectors of the country should be identified
and such jobs should be outsourced to other
underprivileged countries in order to eradicate poverty
from those countries.
5) People should be educated to ensure that they work
only in the good sectors and, in turn, the issue of
poverty in the country is resolved.
Direction (Q. 7) : Choose the word which is most similar
in meaning to the word given in bold as used in passage.
7. PERSPECTIVE
1) viewpoint
2) prospect
3) attitude
4) agreement
5) proportion
8. Which of the following is true as per the passage?
1) India has not followed the conventional model of
growth and has moved directly from the agriculture
sector to the service sector.
2) The service sector of the country is yet to make a
mark on the IT and financial sectors of the country.
3) With availability of labour and growth in human skills,
the service sector of Indian economy is booming
limitlessly as there is no restriction on the movement
of labour.
4) India has become self-reliant and does not have to
depend on other countries because of the
development in the manufacturing sector.
5) All the given statements are true.
9. According to the author, which of the following can be
said about the growth of service sector in India?
1) India is essentially an agrarian economy and is not
yet ready to shift focus from agriculture sector to
service sector.
2) The expansion of service sector in India has been
mainly because of the growth in the agricultural sector.
3) Indian economy cannot run only on the basis of
service sector, ie without further development in the
agriculture and the industrial sector.
4) The growth of service sector in India is facilitated by
the improvement in technology.
5) It will take the service sector at least around two
decades before it can overtake the agriculture and
industry sector.
Direction (Q. 10): Choose the word which is most
opposite in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the
passage.

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(C) An increasing population can never lead the


economy of the country towards prosperity. In fact,
it can only put strain on the economy of a country.
1) All (A), (B) and (C)
2) Only (C)
3) Both (B) and (C)
4) Both (A) and (C)
5) Only (B)
3. According to the passage, which of the following can be
said about the agriculture and industry sectors in India?
(A) Looking at the growth of the service sector in India,
it can be safely said that the service sector will soon
be in a position to support both agriculture and
industry sector.
(B) The agriculture and the industry sector of the
country have reached their threshold and there
would be no use of further investment in these
sectors.
(C) Currently, the agriculture and industry sectors
contribute less as compared to service sector to the
GDP of the country.
1) Only (A)
2) Only (C) 3) Both (A) and (C)
4) Both (B) and (C)
5) All (A), (B) and (C)
4. What does the author mean by the statement, ... a
growth window for India will open.?
1) In the coming years the Indian economy will grow as
the service sector of the country would be booming
due to the focus of the government in that sector.
2) In the next two decades Indian economy will have an
opportunity to grow as the working population of
India will be high as compared to the dependent
population.
3) There would be only a small period of time in which
the economy of India has to grow and if it fails to do
so it will never be able to recover from the economic
downfall.
4) Only up to the next two decades would Indian people
be interested in finding jobs in the country, beyond
which they would search for jobs abroad, thus
hampering the growth of Indian economy.
5) The growth of Indian economy is like a small window
and in order to substantiate the growth it is important
to increase the size of the window by improving trade
relations with other countries.
Direction (Q. 5): Choose the word which is most similar
in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage.
5. PREREQUISITES
1) requirements
2) instincts
3) acknowledgments
4) prohibitions
5) problems
6. What does the author mean by the statement to change
the bad sectors into good sectors?
1) In order to deal with the problem of poverty, it is
important to distinguish between good and bad
sectors and encourage people to start searching for

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the best hardware and software solutions. Critical thinking


or application ideas will involve more specialised, face-toface and interactive online approaches geared to the realtime needs and progress the student is making. Thus the
professor, with the students help, will vigilantly mix and
blend the learning ingredients to produce a new learning
environment. How this process plays out in reality will be
the result of educational entrepreneurship, but it will surely
entail both successes and some failures. The administration
and accreditation of education will also have to change. As
more education occurs outside the brick-and-mortar
framework and is more centred on the student-professor
interaction, the role of all non-teaching staff will need to be
reassessed. As students and faculty increase their use of
technology to personalise their formal and informal learning,
educational technologist must be on hand to facilitate the
effective use of that technology. Also the current hierarchical
and standardised outcome formulas for administration and
accreditation of colleges and universities are no longer
tenable. Realistically, they are an impediment to the change
needed.
Finally, we must address one of the most serious
challenges facing online education cheating. Simply put,
cheating is rampant and we are turning a blind eye to the
problem. Cheating threatens the integrity of the educational
process and the value-added of the degree. Solutions must
be found and implemented or all changes will be for naught.
11. Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in
meaning as the word given in bold as used in the
passage?
Entail
1) limit
2) occasion
3) involve
4) subject
5) end
12. Which of the following can be the most suitable title for
the passage?
1) Educating Through Technology What the Future
can Be
2) Teachers An Obsolete Future
3) The Hype Around Technology-Aided Education
4) Limitations of Technology
5) Evolution of Technology The Way Forward for
Tech Giants
13. Which of the following is/are true according to the
author?
(A) The way the colleges are granted certification will
have to change to accommodate the changes in
imparting education through technology.
(B) With the onset of technology-enabled education,
the school/college premises or building will lose its
importance slightly.
(C) With the onset of the desired level of technologyenabled education, learning will become a joint effort
of students as well as teachers.

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10. MASSIVE
1) prominent
2) proactive
3) short
4) little
5) vast
Direction (Q. 11-20): Read the following passage
carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words/
phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while
answering some of the questions.
We should never confuse education with training or the
tools that educators use. Education is no more a computer
or an online class than it is chalkboard those are simply
tools. Additionally, precious few new and relevant findings
have been added to our insights into the learning process.
Much of what many proclaim to be insightful turns out to be
faddish and misguided. What we need for learning to occur
is well-prepared and motivated teachers, students who are
willing and able to learn and a social system that values
education attainment. Many might take exception to these
assertions, raining a host of ancillary social, economic,
nutritional and sociological issues. However, decades of data
from failed public experiments aimed at mitigating these
problems argue to the contrary.
What are we to do? Create a wave of educational
entrepreneurship? Despite all of the hype and media attention,
no one currently knows the best way forward. We must
incentivise educationalists, technologists and classroom
teachers to experiment and innovate. Such partnerships
should freely explore alternatives as we seek to define the
blended face-to-face and online classrooms of the future.
Some approaches will fail, but that is part of the change
process. There will be no one-size-fits-all experience; success
will vary by discipline and educational objectives. Unless
everyone involved in this process is inspired to take risks,
we will not enjoy the full potential these new approaches
represent. Also, we should not forget the extent to which
those who most benefit from the current system will attempt
to hijack this change process for their own purposes.
With these issues in mind, consider the following vision
of the change process to the classroom of tomorrow a
vision that leverages technology to create a more personalised
learning experience. With the onset of this vision, the
professor-student relationship will change. What is not likely
to survive is the large class in which everyone progresses at
the same pace. That paradigm will be replaced by a more
customised and collaborative learning process. The reality
of a technology-enabled personalised learning environment
is still evolving. What seems clear is that at its heart is a more
collaborate and student-mapped and paced process. The
function of the professor, aided by educationalist, will also
change. Student-professor collaboration will then determine
both what content can be assigned to practice methods and
how the student demonstrates mastery of that content. In
such cases, timing issues will most likely be left entirely in
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mitigate adverse effects.


(B) Innovation amongst stakeholders of education and
technology should be encouraged.
(C) We should be alert about people who may not allow
certain changes for their own benefits.
1) Only (A) and (C)
2) Only (C)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (A)
5) All the three (A), (B) and (C)
Directions (Q. 21-25): In this question four words are
given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in
meaning. Find the two words which are either most nearly
the same or opposite in meaning and indicate your answer
by marking the option which represents the correct letter
combination.
21. (A) Tormented
(B) Agonised
(C) Aroused
(D) Removed
1) A C
2) A B
3) A D
4) C D
5) B C
22. (A) Striking
(B) Unimpressive
(C) Striving
(D) Unwilling
1) A C
2) B D
3) A B
4) C D
5) B C
23. (A) Patent
(B) Stylish
(C) Wasted
(D) Fashionable
1) A C
2) C D
3) A D
4) B D
5) B C
24. (A) Disclose
(B) Withstand
(C) Withhold
(D) Decide
1) A C
2) B C
3) A D
4) C D
5) B D
25. (A) Fathomed
(B) Devastated
(C) Ruined
(D) Abrupt
1) B D
2) B C
3) C D
4) A C
5) A D
Directions (Q. 26-30): Each question below has two
blanks. Each blank indicates that something has been
omitted. Choose the words that best fit the meaning of the
sentence as a whole.
26. As per the present definition, the factory inspector
________ all factories located in an area to ________ a
day other than Sunday as the weekly holiday.
1) permits, attend
2) allows, observe
3) assures, believe
4) admits, accept
5) grants, adhere
27. The family members of the victim said that the victim
was being ________ into ________ her complaint.
1) protected, accepting
2) disturbed, locating
3) allowed, maintaining
4) forced, preparing
5) threatened, withdrawing
28. The new management is pro-cleanliness and will
________ all the employees who spit or smoke in the
office ________.

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1) Only (A)
2) All the three (A), (B) and (C)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (C)
5) Only (A) and (B)
Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning
of the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Mitigating
1) aggravating 2) irritating
3) annoying
4) frustrating
5) infuriating
Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in
meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage?
Personalise
1) customise
2) cause
3) sensitise
4) own
5) preside
According to the author, which of the following changes
will occur with the onset of the desired level of
technology-aided education?
(A) The pace of learning for each student will be
different.
(B) The decision of how much time a student needs to
learn will be left to the students disposal.
(C) The role of the teacher will change and become one
of being the provider of tailored learning content to
the student.
1) Only (C)
2) Only (B) and (C)
3) Only (A)
4) All the three (A), (B) and (C)
5) Only (A) and (C)
Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning
of the word given in bold as used in the passage?
Impediment
1) freedom
2) advantage
3) extravagance
4) luxury
5) autonomy
What does the author mean when he uses the word will
be for naught?
1) will be in trouble
2) will face complications
3) will not be allowed
4) will come together
5) will amount to nothing
According to the author, which of the following is NOT
TRUE about cheating?
1) It is one of the gravest problems faced in education.
2) It undermines the value of the credential obtained
through education.
3) Not much is being done to curtail it at present.
4) It is quite prevalent at present.
5) All the given options are true
According to the author, which of the following should
be done to effectively integrate technology into
education?
(A) Risk taking should be kept to a bare minimum to

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any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with
the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark No error
as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuations, if any.)
36. Attributing rise in inflation partly for withholding of food
stock by traders,/ the minister said that/he was
committed/to easing this supply side bottleneck.
1) Attributing rise in inflation partly for withholding of
food stocks by traders
2) the minister said that
3) he was committed
4) to easing this supply side bottleneck.
5) No error
37. Indias largest utility vehicle and tractor maker / is again
in the race of acquire / for stake in Swedish company /
which is a premium car maker.
1) Indias largest utility vehicle and tractor maker
2) is again in the race of acquire
3) for stake in Swedish company
4) which is a premium car maker
5) No error
38. With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming almost
nil / due to high duties, / a government appointed panel
has recommended /slashing excise duty to make them at
par with regular fuel.
1) With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming
almost nil
2) due to high duties,
3) a government appointed panel has recommended
4) slashing excise duty to make them at par with regular
fuel.
5) No error
39. Keeping in mind / that power cuts are on different days
in different areas / the change in the factory law would
enable individual factories within an area / to determining
their own weekly holidays.
1) Keeping in mind
2) that power cuts are on different days in different areas
3) the change in the factory law would enable individual
factories within an area
4) to determining their own weekly holidays.
5) No error
40. Police officers have refused on identify the bystander, /
who is the only eyewitness to the crime, / but have said
that the investigating team would explore / if he could be
a witness in the case.
1) Police officers have refused on identify the bystander,
2) who is the only eyewitness to the crime,
3) but have said that the investigating team would
explore
4) if he could be a witness in the case.
5) No error
Directions (Q. 41-50): In the given passage there are
blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five

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1) penalise, hours
2) punish, environment
3) warn, surrounding
4) fine, premises
5) pardon, area
29. Sixty-six years after India attained Independence, the
government has finally ________ to change the measure
to estimate the output of a steam-engine horsepower
that is being ________ since the British Raj.
1) thought, operated
2) decided, used
3) planned, provided
4) caused, handled
5) reasoned, postponed
30. With women participation ________ sharply in the labour
force over the past decade, there is a need to improve
________ for them.
1) dipping, opportunities
2) reducing, ways
3) withdrawing, convenience
4) stressing, circumstances
5) steeping, excuses
Directions (Q. 31-35): Rearrange the given six
sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence
so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the
given questions.
(A) But it is normal for rates to vary somewhat.
(B) The rate at which these actions emerge is sometimes
a worry for parents.
(C) As a child grows, his or her nervous system becomes
more mature.
(D) Having said that variation is normal, nearly all
children begin to exhibit certain motor skills at a
fairly consistent rate unless some type of disability
is present.
(E) As this happens, the child becomes more and more
capable of performing increasingly complex actions.
(F) Hence, they frequently fret about whether or not
their children are developing these skills at a normal
rate.
31. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence
after the rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) E
5) F
32. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (last)
sentence after the rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
33. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence
after the rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
34. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence
after the rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) F
4) D
5) E
35. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence
after the rearrangement?
1) A
2) D
3) B
4) F
5) E
Directions (Q. 36-40): Read each sentence to find out
whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if

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2) all individuals from below poverty-line-families only


3) only to individuals from the SC/ST only
4) only to individuals from the minority communities
only
5) only to individuals from weaker sections of the society
Which of the following is an example of an input device?
1) Monitor
2) Scanner
3) Printer
4) CD
5) Speaker
The Reserve Bank of India has been critical of home loan
with comparatively low interest rates in the initial year
but higher in the subsequent years, which are properly
known as the ________
1) Teaser Rates 2) Cheater Rates 3) Twister Rates
4) Cheaper Rates 5) Trickster Rates
Relationship marketing is also known as ________.
1) Loyalty marketing
2) Experiential marketing
3) Value marketing
4) Promotional marketing
5) Brand marketing
PCs are considered fourth-generation and contain
________
1) information
2) data
3) vacuum tube
4) microprocessors
5) transistors
Which of the following is not an aggressiveness
strategy?
1) All the given options are aggressiveness strategies.
2) Building
3) Harvesting
4) Holding
5) Intensification
Which of the following nations is not a member of
SAARC?
1) Nepal
2) Mauritius
3) Bhutan
4) Afghanistan 5) Maldives
Market Price is also known as ________.
1) List price
2) Value price
3) Effective price
4) Retail price
5) Wholesaler price
The phenomenon when a customer dislikes a product
and talks against the product
1) Misinformation
2) Unfavorable environment
3) Propaganda
4) Bad impression
5) Bad mouth
The RBI policy rate which is purely an indicative rate
used by the Reserve Bank of India to signal long-term
outlook on interest rates is ________.
1) Bank rate
2) Repo rate
3) Call Money Rate
4) Notice Money Rate
5) Reserve Repo Rate
The amount specified as the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
is held in cash and cash equivalents and is stored in
bank vaults or parked with ________.

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words are suggested, one of which fits the blank


appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Generally a disaster (41) in significant loss in social,
psychological and economic aspects. It not only (42) to
structural damages, but also leaves families torn apart,
children orphaned, livelihoods destroyed and communities
traumatised.
Non-structural factors such as lack of responsiveness
of government officials and ineffective leadership are mainly
(43) for any disaster mismanagements. India is (44) to a variety
of natural and man-made disasters. Strong and effective
emergency management has been a felt (45) in all corners of
the world. Effective policies play a (46) role in mitigating the
impact of disasters and reducing likely losses of life and
property. Economic resources are important for any disaster
management. Yet, it has been (47) that economic resources
did not necessarily translate into greater investment in this
domain as there is no (48) of issues that demand governments
attention and resources. Disaster management has (49)
acquired importance in the agenda of governance, unless
there is a major natural or man-made disaster. The major
shortcomings observed in Indian disaster management, along
with their probable solutions, need to be discussed on an
(50) basis.
41. 1) prepares
2) results
3) affects
4) entails
5) promotes
42. 1) causes
2) creates
3) results
4) imparts
5) leads
43. 1) reasons
2) responsible
3) accounts
4) amounts
5) factors
44. 1) subjected
2) susceptibility 3) available
4) vulnerable
5) centre
45. 1) relation
2) abstract
3) evolution
4) creation
5) need
46. 1) enormous
2) tough
3) vital
4) single
5) important
47. 1) recognised
2) routed
3) placed
4) collected
5) seeing
48. 1) much
2) amount
3) collection
4) dearth
5) failure
49. 1) seldom
2) forever
3) great
4) much
5) always
50. 1) important
2) understanding 3) urgent
4) priority
5) upright

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TestII
General Awareness, Marketing and
Computers

51. A Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account facility is


available ________.
1) to all individuals irrespective of their background

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69. In Trade Finance, a financial transaction involving the


purchase of receivables from exporters by a third party
who takes all the risks associated with the receivables is
known as ________.
1) Forfaiting
2) Securitisation 3) Negotiation
4) Factoring
5) Assignment
70. Which is not a storage device?
1) A floppy disk 2) A printer
3) A DVD
4) A Hard Disk 5) A CD
71. ________ is a written description of a computer
programme functions.
1) Explanatory instructions
2) Graphical user interface
3) Plug and Play
4) README files
5) Documentation
72. The term pre-shipment finance relates to ________.
1) Export Credit
2) Farm Credit
3) Consumer Credit
4) Investment Credit
5) Industrial Credit
73. The Government of India has undertaken a programme
of recapitalisation of Public Sector Banks to help them
enhance business growth and __________.
1) Capital Adequacy Norms
2) ratio of Non Performing Assets
3) Per Employee Business Ratio
4) CASA Ratio
5) Credit to Deposit Ratio
74. Which of the following keys is used to delete characters
to the left of the cursor?
1) Alt + Delete 2) Shift
3) Esc
4) Delete
5) Backspace
75. Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi has
recently been appointed as the new ________.
1) Principal Secretary to the PM
2) Director of Public Prosecutions
3) Advocate General of India
4) Solicitor General of India
5) Attorney General of India
76. Products that are usually purchased due to adversity
and high promotional back-up rather than desire are
called ________.
1) regular goods
2) unsought goods
3) preferred goods
4) sought goods
5) unique goods
77. The amount of memory (RAM or ROM) is measured in
________
1) Bites
2) Bits
3) Mega Bytes
4) Mega Bits
5) Hertz
78. Who amongst the following has recently been sworn in
as the first female judge at Pakistans National Sharia
court, which hears cases under the Islamic legislation?
1) Ashraf Jilani 2) Ashraf Jabber 3) Ashraf Jana
4) Ashraf Jahangir
5) Ashraf Jehan

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1) Small industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)


2) Government of India (GoI)
3) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
4) State Bank of India (SBI)
5) Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)
As consumer banking frauds are on the rise, a Reserve
Bank of India (RBI) group has suggested the use of PKI
in order to improve payment system in the country. The
abbreviation PKI stands for ________.
1) Public key infrastructure
2) Personal key infrastructure
3) Private key infrastructure
4) Permanent key infrastructure
5) Proprietary key infrastructure
The Reserve Bank of India recently issued guidelines
allowing minors over 10 years of age to operate bank
accounts independently with a view to ________.
1) Promoting financial inclusion
2) Increasing low-cost deposits of banks
3) Improving CASA percentage of banks
4) Mobilising Savings Bank Deposits of banks
5) Putting ATMs and other infrastructure to optimum use
Java is referred to as a ________.
1) high-level language
2) complex language
3) hardware device driver
4) low-level language
5) programming mid-level language
Kepler-78b is the name of ________
1) an American nuclear missile
2) Russian armoured vehicle
3) a precision-measuring instrument
4) a Spanish sea vessel
5) an earth-sized planet far beyond our solar system
The Depositor Education and Awareness Fund (DEAF)
has been set up with ________.
1) Public Sector Banks
2) Indian Banks Association
3) State Bank of India
4) Reserve Bank of India
5) Government of India
The operating system is the most common type of
________ software.
1) application
2) antivirus
3) communication
4) system
5) word-processing software
Hindustan Motors, Indias oldest car maker, recently shut
down its factory at Uttarpara in West Bengal and
suspended the production of the iconic ________.
1) Utility Vehicle Pushpak 2) Ambassador Car
3) Bedford Truck
4) Contessa Car
5) Morris Oxford Car

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3) illiterate persons
4) pardanashin ladies
5) visually impaired persons
The hard drive is normally located ________.
1) next to the printer
2) plugged into the back of the computer
3) underneath the monitor
4) on top of the CD-ROM
5) inside the system base unit
The winner of the 51st Femina Miss India 2014 pageant
is ________.
1) Jhatalekha Malhotra
2) Navneet Kaur Dhillon
3) Koyal Rana
4) Gail Nicole da Silva
5) Megan Young
Virtual memory allocates hard disk space to supplement
the immediate, functional memory capacity of what?
1) ROM
2) EPROM
3) The registers
4) Extended memory
5) RAM
3/10 net 30 is an example of which of the following?
1) Cash discount
2) Quantity discount
3) Seasonal discount
4) Bulk discount
5) Trade discount
Which of the following refers to restarting the system
when it is already powered on?
1) a strong boot 2) hibernation
3) a cold boot
4) standby mode 5) a warm boot
________ is having more memory addresses than are
physically available.
1) Virtual Memory
2) System software
3) Applications software 4) RAM
5) Vertical Memory
Which of the following refers to dangerous programs
that can be caught by opening e-mail attachments and
downloading software from the internet?
1) utiliy
2) virus
3) honeypot
4) spam
5) app
Commercial Paper (CP) is an unsecured money market
instrument issued in the form of a promissory note.
Commercial Paper can be issued in denominations of
________.
1) `1 lakh or multiples thereof
2) `2 lakh or multiples thereof
3) `3 lakh or multiples thereof
4) `5 lakh or multiples thereof
5) `10 lakh or multiples thereof
A company is providing warehousing facility to its
channel members. The company is using which of the
following?
1) Seasonal discount
2) Cash discount
3) Quantity discount
4) Trade discount
5) Quality discount
Aggressive pricing is associated with which of the
following stage of product life cycle?
1) Not Associated
2) Introduction

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suspension of funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat
for two years over the issue of human rights abuse by
________.
1) United Kingdom
2) New Zealand
3) South Africa
4) Australia
5) Sri Lanka
80. Nobel laureate and recipient of the US Presidential Medal
and also the US Congressional Medal Muhammad
Yunus is well known for his contribution to Bangladeshs
________.
1) Consumer Credit Sector 2) Agro-Credit Sector
3) Housing Finance sector 4) Micro-Credit Sector
5) Retail Credit Sector
81. Which of the following is NOT a technique of measuring
customer satisfaction and monitoring customers
complaint?
1) Exit interviews
2) Web information hotlines
3) Business analysis
4) Customer complaints database
5) Telephone information hotlines
82. Who amongst the following has been named as the
goodwill ambassador for the 35th National Games to be
held in Kerala in early 2015?
1) S Sreesanth
2) Sachin Tendulkar
3) Mary Kom
4) PT Usha
5) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
83. The official football of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup is
named as Brazuca, which means ________.
1) The spirit of sportsmanship
2) The spirit of the game is in playing
3) The Brazilian way of life
4) May the best team win
5) We play to win
84. Underpriced products sell very well, but they produce
less revenue than they would have if prices were raised
to the ________.
1) variable level
2) demand-curve level
3) price-floor level
4) perceived-value level
5) value-based level
85. A customers requirement about any product in which
he/she needs to avail core features in that product, is
called
1) Real need
2) No need
3) Stated need
4) Unstated need 5) Delighted need
86. Which of the following is a mode for creating charge on
Life Insurance Policies?
1) Pledge
2) Lien
3) Assignment
4) Hypothecation 5) Equitable Mortgage
87. Bankers generally do not allow opening of accounts in
the name of ________.
1) executors and trustees
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102. What is the ratio of the total no. of students in institute


R to that in V?
1) 39 : 43 2) 39 : 44 3) 37 : 44 4) 39 : 45 5) 38 : 43
103. What is the difference between the total no. of students
with IT specialisation from all the institutes together and
the total no. of students with Mechanical specialisation
from all the institutes together?
1) 260
2) 240
3) 280
4) 220
5) 250
104. If the no. of students in institutes P, Q and R with IT
specialisation increased by 15%, 22% and 10%
respectively from 2012 to 2013, what was the total no. of
students with IT specialisation in the three institutes
together in 2013?
1) 1028 2) 1056 3) 1043 4) 1142 5) 1145
105. If out of the total no. of students for all three
specialisations together in Institute Q, the no. of students
having liking for Music, Painting and Cricket are in the
ratio of 5 : 6 : 7, then what is the no. of students having
liking for Music from this institute?
1) 250
2) 300
3) 350
4) 360
5) 280
106. In institutes P, T and U the percentage of girls out of
total no. of students with Electronics specialisation in
the respective institutes is 50%, 55% and 48%
respectively, what is the total no. boys in these three
institutes with Electronics specialisation?
1) 340
2) 386
3) 356
4) 360
5) 314
Directions (Q. 107112): Study the table and answer
the given questions:
Advertisement revenues (in ` thousand) generated
from Printed Version (PV) and Online Version (OV) of 6
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3) Growth
4) Maturity
5) Decline
98. The United Nations (UN) and the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) have recently signed a historic
agreement to use the power of sports to promote
________.
1) Literacy and awareness
2) Peace and economic development
3) World amity and friendship
4) Peaceful use of nuclear technology
5) World trade and commerce
99. Which of the following is NOT an objective of discounts?
1) All the given options are objectives of discounts
2) Reward competitors
3) Reward valuable customers
4) Move out-of-date stock
5) Increase short-term sales
100. The abbreviation ASBA stands for ________
1) Applications Supported by Blocked Account
2) Applications Supported by Bank Account
3) Applications Sustained by Blocked Amount
4) Applications Serviced by Blocked Account
5) Applications Supported by Blocked Amount

TestIII
Data Analysis and Interpretation

Directions (Q. 101106): Study the following graph


carefully to answer the given questions.
Strength of seven technology institutes with
specialisation in IT, Electronics and Mechanical in 2012
IT

400

Electronics

M echanical

Month

Number of students

350
300

Magazine Magazine Magazine Magazine Magazine Magazine


P
Q
R
S
T
U
PV OV PV OV PV OV PV OV PV OV PV OV

250

Jan 169 163 201 145 136 141 209 168 152 209 131 184

200

Feb 144 171 157 139 156 149 132 223 186 217 98 190

150

Mar 129 148 204 144 152 174 174 164 116 185 118 219

100

Apr 163 139 232 139 168 207 148 172 129 156 174 236

50

May 113 152 128 151 196 209 132 211 187 139 168 111

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101. If the no. of students with Mechanical specialisation in


each institute increased by 20% and the no. of students
with Electronics specialisation in each institute decreased
by 15% from 2012 to 2013, the total no. of students with
Mechanical from all the institutes in 2013 is approximately
what per cent of the total no. of students with Electronics
specialisation from all the institutes in 2013?
1) 122
2) 116
3) 162
4) 132
5) 178

June 172 141 142 163 178 243 211 177 154 144 151 194

107. Which of the given statements is/are true?


(A) Total advertisement revenue generated from online
version by magazine T in all the given months
together is exactly 44% less than the total
advertisement revenue generated from printed
version by the same magazine in all the given months
together.
(B) The difference between advertisement revenue
generated (from both online and printed version)

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Percentage
Total Ratio of male
of postCountry Offices number of to female
graduate
employees employees
employees
A
16
2568
5 :7
75
B
18
2880
11 : 5
65
C
14
2310
10 : 11
40
D
22
3575
3 :2
60
E
13
2054
7 :6
50
F
17
2788
20 : 21
75
G
24
3720
8 :7
55
H
21
3360
9 :5
80

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by all the given magazines in January and


advertisement revenue generated (from both Online
and Printed version) by all the given magazines in
June is `62000.
(C) Only for one magazine the advertisement revenue
generated from printed version displayed a constant
increase from the previous month during the given
6-month period.
1) Only (B) and (C)
2) Only (A) and (B)
3) Only (A)
4) Only (B)
5) All (A), (B) and (C)
108. Total advertisement revenue generated from online
version by Magazine U in all the given months together
is by what per cent more than the total advertisement
revenue generated from printed version by the same
magazine in all the given months together?
1) 25
2) 27.5
3) 35
4) 30
5) 32.5
109. In case of Magazine R, between which two given months
was there approximately 15% rise in advertisement
revenues generated (from both Printed and Online
version together)?
1) January-February
2) February-March
3) May-June
4) March-April
5) April-May
110. The ratio of advertisement revenue generated from
printed version by Magazine P to advertisement revenue
generated from online version by the same magazine in
July is the same as the ratio of advertisement revenue
generated from printed version by Magazine Q to
advertisement revenue generated from online version
by the same magazine in March. If the advertisement
revenue generated from online version by Magazine P in
July was `1,08,000, what was the advertisement revenue
generated from the printed version by the same magazine
in July?
1) `1,87,000
2) `1,53,000
3) `1,36,000
4) `1,70,000
5) `1,19,000
111. What is the ratio of the total advertisement revenue
generated from online version of all the given magazines
together in February to the total advertisement revenue
generated from printed version of all the given magazines
together in May?
1) 33 : 28 2) 39 : 28 3) 27 : 16 4) 33 : 20 5) 27 : 22
112. The total advertisement revenue generated from printed
version by Magazine P in January and April together is
what per cent less than the total advertisement revenue
generated from online version by magazine S in February
and June together?
1) 22
2) 14
3) 27
4) 19
5) 17
Directions (Q. 113-117): Study the table and answer the
given questions:
Data related to human resource of a multinational
company (X) which has 145 offices across 8 countries

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113. If the number of male postgraduate employees in Country


H is 1800, what per cent of the female employees in that
particular country are postgraduate?
1) 76
2) 74
3) 72
4) 64
5) 68
114. In which of the given countries is the percentage of
women employees with respect to the total number of
employees (both males and females) in that country the
second lowest?
1) G
2) B
3) E
4) H
5) D
115. What is the ratio of the total number of male employees
in countries B and H together to the total number of
female employees in countries C and D together?
1) 63 : 52 2) 51 : 38 3) 77 : 64 4) 69 : 44 5) 57 : 40
116. What is the difference between the average number of
postgraduate employees in countries A, B and D together
and the average number of postgraduate employees in
countries F, G and H?
1) 282
2) 276
3) 316
4) 342
5) 294
117. Which of the given countries has the highest number of
average employees per office?
1) F
2) H
3) B
4) C
5) D
Directions (Q. 118-122): Study the following graph
carefully to answer the given questions.
Number of students playing Carrom, Cricket and
Hockey from different schools
Carrom

Cricket

Hockey

800
700

160

Number of students

140

180

320

600

260

500
400

360

180

240

220

240

200

300

320

240

260

280

200
100

School

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123. The urban population of Maharashtra and Odisha


together is what per cent of the total population of these
two states? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)
1) 32.49
2) 35.59
3) 38.55
4) 32.85
5) 36.57
124. Approximately, by what per cent is the urban population
of Maharashtra less than its rural population?
1) 33
2) 39
3) 49
4) 45
5) 34
125. What per cent of the total population of West Bengal,
Odisha and Madhya Pradesh together is illiterate?
(rounded off to nearest integer)
1) 28
2) 34
3) 29
4) 33
5) 31
126. What is the difference between the number of graduates
from Madhya Pradesh and Uttaranchal?
1) 3,66,340
2) 3,49,185
3) 3,88,185
4) 3,82,340
5) 3,55,840
127. What is the total no. of graduates from Odisha, West
Bengal and Maharashtra together?
1) 15,09,695
2) 15,29,559
3) 16,43,780
4) 16,19,455
5) 16,29,095
128. What is the ratio of the total female population of Tamil
Nadu and Jharkhand together to the total male population
of these two states together?
1) 697 : 798
2) 715 : 797
3) 708 : 797
4) 698 : 797
5) 696 : 797
Direction (Q. 129-135): Study the following
information carefully to answer the questions.
In a medical college there are 1600 students studying
Dentistry and Homeopathy. Each student from each course
knows one or more languages out of English, Hindi and
Bengali. 45% of the students study Dentistry and the
remaining students study Homeopathy.
Out of the students studying Dentistry, boys and girls
are in the ratio of 5 : 3.
Out of the boys studying Dentistry, 16% know only
English, 10% know only Hindi and 4% know only Bengali.
24% know English as well as Hindi, 20% know English as
well as Bengali and 14% know Hindi as well as Bengali. The
remaining boys know all three languages.
Out of the girls studying Dentistry, 20% know only
English, 10% know only Hindi and 10% know only Bengali,
20% know English as well as Hindi. 20% know English as
well as Bengali. 10% know Hindi as well as Bengali. The
remaining girls know all the three languages.
Out of the students studying Homeopathy, boys and
girls are in the ratio of 4 : 7.
Out of the boys studying Homeopathy, 20% know only
English, 15% know only Hindi and 5% know only Bengali.
15% know English as well as Hindi, 25% know English as
well as Bengali, and 10% know Hindi as well as Bengali. The
remaining boys know all three languages.

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118. The total number of students playing Carrom and


Hockey together from school P is what per cent of the
total no. of students playing these two games together
from school R?
3
3
3
1) 68
2) 62
3) 69
16
13
13
3
3
4) 63
5) 62
13
16
119. If the no. of students playing each game in school S is
increased by 15% and the no. of students playing each
game in school Q is decreased by 5%, what will be the
difference between the no. of students in school S and Q?
1) 54
2) 218
3) 356
4) 224
5) 205
120. If out of the students playing Cricket from schools Q, S
and T, 40%, 35% and 45% respectively got selected for
State level competition, what is the total no. of students
who got selected for State level competition from these
three schools together?
1) 346
2) 241
3) 292
4) 284
5) 268
121. The total number of students playing Hockey from all
schools together is approximately what per cent of the
total number of students playing Cricket from all schools
together?
1) 84
2) 74
3) 72
4) 79
5) 70
122. From school P, out of the students playing Carrom, 40%
got selected for State level competition, out of which
25% further got selected for National level competition.
From school T, out of the students playing Carrom, 45%
got selected for State level competition, out of which
two-thirds further got selected for National level
competition. What is the total no. of students playing
Carrom from these two schools who got selected for
National level competition?
1) 106
2) 98
3) 112
4) 108
5) 96
Direction (Q. 123-128): Study the following table
carefully and answer the given questions.
Population Abstract of country X

State

%
Total Rural : Male : Literate : Graduate
population Urban Female Illiterate
out of
Literates

Maharashtra 22,50,000 28 : 17 23 : 22

5 :3

48

Madhya
Pradesh

16,42,000

5 :3

5 :3

3 :1

35

Odisha

11,36,000 11 : 5

9 :7

11 : 5

38

West Bengal 24,80,000 18 : 13 21 : 19

20 : 11

42

Tamil Nadu 20,50,000 16 : 9 13 : 12

3 :2

56

Uttaranchal

2,48,000

5 :3

9 :7

3 :1

44

Jharkhand

9,60,000

17 : 7 11 : 9

4 :1

32

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Distribution of Sports watches sold by 8 stores in 2004:
Total number = 32000
H
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Out of the girls studying Homeopathy, 15% know only


English, 15% know only Hindi and 5% know only Bengali.
20% know English as well as Hindi, 20% know English as well
as Bengali, and 15% know Hindi as well as Bengali. The
remaining girls know all three languages.
129. How many students studying Dentistry know only either
English or Hindi?
1) 166
2) 162
3) 308
4) 198
5) 248
130. How many students in the college know all three
languages?
1) 108
2) 132
3) 169
4) 137
5) 142
131. What per cent of the total no. of girls in the college know
Bengali?
1) 45
2) 40
3) 48
4) 42
5) 50
132. How many students studying Homeopathy do not know
English?
1) 292
2) 232
3) 228
4) 298
5) 207
133. Out of the students studying Homeopathy, what is the
ratio of the no. of boys knowing English to the no. of
girls knowing Hindi?
1) 3 : 5
2) 2 : 3
3) 9 : 11
4) 9 : 13
5) 1 : 3
134. Out of the total no. of students studying Dentistry, what
per cent knows at least two languages?
1) 61

12
13

2) 57

13
16

3) 59

13
17

12
1
5) 62
19
4
135. What per cent of the total no. of girls in the college do
not know Hindi? (rounded off to nearest integer)
1) 38
2) 46
3) 48
4) 36
5) 43
Directions (Q. 136143): Study the following pie-charts
carefully to answer the questions.
Distribution of number of watches (Sports watches &
Luxury watches) sold by 8 stores in 2004:
Total number = 56000

4) 66

5
F %
8%

H
9%

A
18%

B
11%

E
20%

D
15%

C
14%

A
16%

6%

F
8%

B
16%

E
22%

D
13%

C
7%

136. Total no. of luxury watches sold by Stores C and H


together is by what per cent less than the total number
of watches (Sports watches & Luxury watches) sold
by Stores F and H together?
1) 29

5
6

2) 27

3
7

3) 31

3
5

4
5
5) 26
7
9
137. The number of watches (Sports watches and Luxury
watches) sold by Store D is by what per cent more than
the total number of Sports watches sold by Stores C, F
and G together?
1) 22.5
2) 25
3) 27.5
4) 35
5) 30
138. What is the ratio of the total number of Sports watches
sold by Stores A and B together to that of the total
number of watches (Sports & Luxury) sold by Stores C
and F together?
1) 64 : 77
2) 48 : 61
3) 56 : 77
4) 64 : 81
5) 48 : 73
139. What is the average number of Luxury watches sold
by Stores A, D, E, F and H together?
1) 3152 2) 3296 3) 3548 4) 3186 5) 3428
140. If the number of watches sold by stores A, D and E
increased by 10%, 35% and 15% respectively and so
did Sports watches sold by these stores from 2004 to
2005 what was the total no. of Luxury watches sold by
these three stores in 2005?
1) 16172
2) 14966
3) 15848
4) 15964
5) 16392
141. What is the central angle corresponding to the number
of watches (Sports watches & Luxury watches) sold
by Store B?
1) 39.6
2) 36.6
3) 44.2
4) 42.2
5) 45.4
142. The total number of Sports watches sold by Stores E
and F together is what per cent of the total number of
watches (Sports watches & Luxury watches) sold by
Store E?

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11

2) 83

3
7

3) 82

5
14

146. If scheme P offers compound interest (compounded halfyearly) @ 16 pcpa what would be sum of interest earned
by Gautam and Rudra from scheme P after one year?
1) `10,244
2) `10,464
3) `9,872
4) `9,984
5) `9,442
147. The scheme O offers compound interest (compounded
annually) @ 12 pcpa. What is the difference between the
interests earned by Gautam and Rudra from scheme O
after 2 years?
1) `1628.16
2) `1584.38
3) `1672.74
4) `1536.58
5) `1722.96
148. What is the average amount invested by Gautam in
schemes M, N, O, P and Q together?
1) `29,248
2) `30,562
3) `31,126
4) `29,688
5) `28,848
149. Rudra invested in scheme R for 4 years. If scheme R
offers simple interest @ 7 pcpa for the first two years
and then compound interest @ 10 pcpa (compounded
annually) for the 3rd and 4th year, what will be the interest
earned (in `) by Rudra after 4 years?
1) 13,548
2) 12,096
3) 12,242
4) 12,364
5) 11,886
150. The amount invested by Gautam in scheme S is equal to
the amount invested by him in scheme N. The rate of
interest (pcpa) of scheme S and N are the same. The only
difference is that scheme S offers compound interest
(compounded annually) while the scheme N offers simple
interest. If the difference between the interest earned by
Gautam from both the schemes after 2 years is `349.92,
what is the rate of interest (in %)?
1) 9
2) 5
3) 13
4) 11
5) 7

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5
9
5) 85
7
14
143. What is the difference between the average number of
Sports watches sold by Stores B, C, G and H together
and the average number of Luxury watches sold by the
same stores together?
1) 1100
2) 12000
3) 900
4) 800
5) 1300
Directions (Q. 144150): Study the following graph
carefully to answer the given questions.
Total investment (in ` thousand) of Gautam and Rudra
in 6 schemes (M, N, O, P, Q and R)
Investment (in ` thousand)

4) 65

120
100

80
60
40
20
0

S cheme

Percentage of Gautams investment out of total investment:


70

% of investments

60

TestIV
Reasoning (High Level)

50
40
30
20
10
0

S cheme

144. Scheme M offers simple interest at a certain rate of


interest (pcpa). If the difference between the interest
earned by Gautam and Rudra from scheme M after 4
years is `4436.520, what is the rate of interest (pcpa)?
1) 17.8
2) 18
3) 16.5
4) 20
5) 15
145. What is the ratio of the total amount invested by Gautam
in schemes O and Q together to the total amount invested
by Rudra in the same schemes together?
1) 31 : 44
2) 31 : 42
3) 27 : 44
4) 35 : 48
5) 29 : 38

Directions (Q. 151154) : Study the following


information and answer the questions given below:
J, K, L, M, N, O, P and R are sitting around a circular
table, facing the centre. Each of them was born in a different
year 1971, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1990, but
not necessarily in the same order.
M is sitting second to the right of K. L is sitting third to
the right of J. L and J were born before 1980. Only the one
born in 1984 is sitting exactly between J and K. N, who is the
eldest, is not an immediate neighbour of J or M. R is older
than only M. R is sitting second to the left of P. P is not an
immediate neighbour of N. J is younger than L. K was born
before O.
15l. Who is the second oldest in the group?
1) J
2) L
3) K
4) P
5) None of these
152. Who is sitting third to the right of O?
1) The one born in 1979

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(B) arrange blue


kite
metal
offer
(C) kite
metal offer
arrange blue
(D) offer
arrange blue
kite
metal
(E) kite
metal blue
offer
arrange
161. Which of the following is Step III?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
162. Which of the following is first from the right end of Step
II?
1) arrange
2) kite
3) metal
4) blue
5) None of these
163. Which of the following is Step V?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
164. Which of the following is Step IV?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
Directions (Q. 165-166): Four of the following five are
alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one
that does not belong to the group?
165. 1) Stem
2) Branch
3) Leaf
4) Web
5) Fruit
166. 1) Clone
2) Replica
3) Duplicate
4) Copy
5) Fake
Directions (Q. 167-171): Study the following information
and answer the questions that follow:
In a certain code language, hope to see you is coded as
re so na di, please come to see the party is coded as fi ge
na di ke zo, hope to come is coded as di so ge and see
you the party is coded as re fi zo na.
167. How is please coded in the given code language?
1) di
2) ke
3) fi
4) na
5) None of these
168. What does the code so stand for in the given code
language?
1) hope
2) come
3) see
4) to
5) None of these
169. How is party coded in the given code language?
1) Either re or fi
2) Either zo or na
3) Either zo or fi
4) Either zo or ge
5) Either ke or fi
170. How will please see you be coded in the given code
language?
1) re na ke
2) so re na
3) zo re na
4) na di ke
5) ke re ge
171. Which of the following will be coded as so di re in the
given code language?
1) you see hope
2) hope you please
3) hope you come
4) the hope to
5) you hope to
Directions (Q. 172-175): In these questions, relationship
between different elements is shown in the statements. The
statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer
1) if only conclusion I is true.
2) if only conclusion II is true.
3) if either conclusion I or II is true.

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2) The one born in 1980


3) The one born in 1985
4) The one born in 1984
5) None of these
153. In which year was R born?
1) 1979
2) 1975
3) 1980
4) 1985
5) None of these
154. Which of the following statements is true regarding K?
1) K is sitting fourth to the right of R.
2) The one who was born in 1975 is on the immediate left
of K.
3) K is younger than R.
4) There are four persons sitting between N and K.
5) None of these
Directions (Q. 155-160): In each of the questions below,
three statements are given followed by conclusions/group of
conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume all the
statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with
the commonly known facts and then decide which of the given
two conclusions logically follows from the information given
in the statements. Give answer
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow.
(155-156):
Statements:
All pens are books
Some books are pages.
All pages are papers.
155. Conclusion:
I. No paper is a pen.
II. At least some pages are pens.
156. Conclusions:
I. All books are papers.
II. Some books are papers.
(157-158):
Statements:
Some Ds are Gs.
All Gs are Ks.
All Ks are Ls.
157. Conclusions:
I. At least some Ds are Ls.
II. All Gs are Ls.
158. Conclusions:
I. At least some Ks are Ds.
II. All Ds are Ls.
(159-160):
Statements:
Some files are folders.
All folders are pockets.
No pocket is a bag.
159. Conclusions:
I. All pockets are files.
II. All files are bags.
160. Conclusions:
I. At least some bags are folders.
II. All folders are files.
Directions (Q. 161-164): Following are steps of an input.
Rearrange them and answer the questions.
(A) metal
offer
arrange blue
kite

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Six persons C, D, E, F, G and H are standing in a straight


line facing north but not necessarily in the same order. D is
standing second to the right of F. C is standing fourth to the
left of H and H is not standing on the extreme end of the line.
E is standing second to the right of D.
181. What is the position of G with respect to E?
1) Immediate left
2) Second to the left
3) Third to the left
4) Third to the right
5) None of these
182. Which of the following pairs represents the people
standing at the extreme ends of the line?
1) F, H
2) C, E
3) D, E
4) C, H
5) None of these
183. Who is standing second to the right of C?
1) F
2) D
3) G
4) E
5) None of these
184. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based
on their positions in the above arrangement and so form
a group. Which of the following does not belong to that
group?
1) C, G
2) G, E
3) G, H
4) D, E
5) F, D
185. If all the persons are asked to stand in alphabetical order
from left to right, the positions of how many will remain
unchanged?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) None
5) None of these
Directions (Q. 186-190): In each question below is given
a statement followed by three courses of action numbered A,
B and C. A course of action is a step or administrative decision
to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action
with regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the
information given in the statement, you have to assume
everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of
the suggested courses of action logically follows for
pursuing.
186. Statement: There has been a continuous increase in the
number of dropout students of Govt-run primary schools
in the state.
Courses of action:
(A) Govt should immediately set up a committee to
review the situation and suggest measures to reverse
the trend.
(B) Govt should conduct orientation programmes for
parents of the students, emphasising on the need
for educating their children.
(C) Govt should close down such state-run primary schools
where dropout rates are more than fifty per cent.
1) Only (A) follows
2) Only (B) follows
3) Only (C) follows
4) Only (A) and (B) follow
5) None of these
187. Statement: Every year during monsoon, the condition
of most of the roads in the city deteriorates causing
immense problem to the commuters.

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4) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.


5) if both conclusions I and II are true.
172. Statements:
A B = C, B < D E
Conclusions:
I. D > A
II. E > C
173. Statements:
L > U K; Z < U < R
Conclusions:
I. L > Z
II. K < R
174. Statement:
Y< J= PR>I
Conclusions:
I. J > I
II. Y < R
175. Statements:
V K > M = N; M > S; T < K
Conclusions:
I. T < N
II. V = S
Directions: (Q. 176-180): Each of the questions below
consists of a questions and two statements numbered I and II
given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in
the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read
both the statements and give answer
1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer
the question, while the data in statement II alone are
not sufficient to answer the question
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 given in both statements I and II together
are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) if the data in both statements I and II together are
necessary to answer the question.
176. How is J related to K?
I. Js father P is brother of N. N is Ks wife.
II. J is son of P. P is brother of N. N is Ks wife.
177. On which floor of the building does G stay? (The building
has five floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
I. Only the even-numbered floors are occupied and G
does not stay on the second floor.
II. G does not stay on an odd-numbered floor.
178. How many days did Raju take to complete his
assignment?
I. Mohit correctly remembers that Raju took more than
3 days but less than 9 days to complete his
assignment.
II. Mina correctly remembers that Raju took more than 7
days but less than 11 days to complete his assignment.
179. How is the word GATES coded in the code language?
I. BRICK is coded as LDJSC and PIN is coded as
OJQ.
II. WATER is coded as SFUBX and DISH is coded
as ITJE.
180. Among A, B, C, D, which school has the highest number
of students?
I. School A has fewer students than school D.
II. School C has fewer students than school D.
Directions: (Q. 181-185): Study the following
information to answer the given questions:

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Courses of action:
(A) The civic authority should immediately activate a
task force to clear all the footpaths encroached by
the shop owners.
(B) The civic authority should charge hefty penalty to
the shop owners for occupying the footpath.
(C) The civic authority should set up a monitoring
system so that such encroachments do not recur in
future.
1) None follows
2) Only (A) and (B) follow
3) Only (B) and (C) follow
4) All (A), (B) and (C) follow
5) None of these
191. In which of the following expressions will the expression
P < F be definitely false?
1) F = B > P M 2) P > B M = F 3) P B < F M
4) B < P M < F 5) None of these
Directions (Q. 192-193): Read the following information
carefully and answer the questions which follow:
A B means A is son of B.
A + B means A is father of B.
A > B means A is daughter of B.
A < B means A is wife of B.
192. Which of the following pairs of persons represent first
cousins with regard to the relations given in the
expressions, if it is provided that A is the sister of J,
L > V < J + P and S A < D + F < E + K?
1) LP
2) SP
3) SK
4) SF
5) Cant be determined
193. What will come in place of question mark (?), if it is
provided that M is grandmother of F in the expression F
R < S ? M?
1) >
2) <
3) +
4)
5) Cant be determined
194. In which of the following expressions will the expression
P < M be definitely true?
1) M < R > P S 2) M S = P < F 3) Q < M < F = P
4) P = A < R < M 5) None of these
195. In a class of 42 children, Josephs rank is sixteenth from
the top. Kevin is seven ranks below Joseph. What is
Kevins rank from the bottom?
1) 22nd
2) 20th
3) 19th
4) 23rd
5) 25th

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Courses of action:
(A) The civic body should include a heavy penalty
clause while awarding future contracts for road repairs.
(B) The civic officials in charge of maintenance of city
roads should be asked to explain why the condition
of the roads worsens every year.
(C) General public should avoid taking their vehicles
out during monsoon.
1) Only (A) follows
2) Only (B) follows
3) Only (A) and (B) follow 4) Only (B) and (C) follow
5) None of these
188. Statement: During the past few days more and more
number of indoor patients of the local Govt hospital
have been diagnosed to be suffering from malaria.
Courses of action:
(A) All such patients as are suffering from malaria should
immediately be discharged from the hospital.
(B) The hospital authority should immediately put a
ban on admitting new patients into the hospital.
(C) All such patients as are suffering from malaria should
be kept in an isolated ward.
1) Only (A) follows
2) Only (B) follows
3) Only (C) follows
4) None follows
5) None of these
189. Statements: Many public sector undertakings have been
making losses for the past few years and the situation is
equally bad in the current year.
Courses of action:
(A) These loss-making public sector companies should
immediately be closed down.
(B) The Govt should scout for potential buyers in the
private sector to sell these companies to get back
part of the investments made by the Govt.
(C) All the employees of these companies should be
retrenched with adequate compensation and the
fixed assets may be put up for sale.
1) None follows
2) Only (A) and (B) follow
3) Only (B) and (C) follow
4) All (A), (B) and (C) follow
5) None of these
190. Statement: Many shops in the local market have extended
their shops and occupied most part of the footpath in
front of their shops.

Answers and exaplanation

1. 3
8. 1
15. 1
21. 2;
22. 3;
23. 4;

2. 5
3. 3
9. 4
10. 4
16. 4
17. 2
same
opposite
same

4. 2
11. 3
18. 5

5. 1
12. 1
19. 5

6. 2
13. 2
20. 3

7. 1
14. 1

24. 1; opposite
25. 2; same
26. 2 27. 5
28. 4
29. 2
(31-35): CEBFAD
31. 2 32. 4
33. 3
34. 5
36. 1; Replace for with to

30. 1
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106. 1; The number of boys in Institutes P, T and U with


Electronic specialisation
220 50
280 45
200 52
+
+
100
100
100
= 2.20 50 + 2.80 45 + 2 52
= 110 + 126 + 104 = 340
107. 4; Check options one by one.
(A) Total revenue generated from Online version by
Magazine T = 209 + 217 + 185 + 156 + 139 + 144
= `1050 thousand
Total revenue generated form Printed version by
Magazine T = 152 + 186 + 116 + 129 + 187 + 154
= `924 thousand
Online version revenue is more than Printed
version revenue.
Thus, (A) is not true.
(B) Total revenue generated by all the given
magazines in January = 169 + 163 + 201 + 145 +
136 + 141 + 209 + 168 + 152 + 209 + 131 + 184 =
`2008 thousand = `2008000
Total revenue generated by all the given
magazines in June = 172 + 141 + 142 + 163 + 178 +
243 + 211 + 177 + 154 + 144 + 151 + 194 = 2070
Difference = 2070 2008 = 62 thousand
= `62000. Hence, B is true.
(C) Neither type of magazines shows constant
increase in its revenue from previous month.
Hence (C) is not true.
Thus, only (B) is true.
108. 3; Total revenue generated from Online version by
Magazine U = 184 + 190 + 219 + 236 + 111 + 194 =
`1134 thousand
Total revenue generated from Printed version by
magazine U = 131 + 98 + 118 + 174 + 168 + 151 = `840
thousand
1134 840
294 100
100 =
Reqd % =
= 35%
840
840
109. 4; % rise from Jan to Feb
305 277
28 100
100 =
=
= 10.10%
277
277
326 305
100
Similarly, Feb to Mar =
305
21 100
=
= 6.88%
305
375 326
49 100
100 =
15%
March to April =
326
326
405 375
30 100
100 =
April to May =
= 8%
375
375
421 405
16 100
May to June =
100 =
= 3.9%
405
405
Hence the required answer is March to April.

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37. 2; Delete of acquire


38. 4; slashing excise duty to make it at par with that on
regular fuel.
39. 4; Replace determining with determine
40. 1; Replace on with to
41. 2 42. 5
43. 2
44. 4
45. 5
46. 3
47. 1
48. 4 49. 1
50. 3
51. 1
52. 2
53. 1
54. 1
55. 4 56. 4
57. 2
58. 3
59. 5
60. 1
61. 3
62. 1 63. 1
64. 1
65. 5
66. 4
67. 4
68. 2
69. 1 70. 2
71. 5
72. 1
73. 1
74. 5
75. 5
76. 2 77. 3
78. 5
79. 5
80. 4
81. 3
82. 2
83. 3 84. 4
85. 1
86. 3
87. 2
88. 5
89. 3
90. 58. 91. 1
92. 5
93. 1
94. 2
95. 4
96. 4
97. 5 98. 2
99. 2
100. 5
101. 5; Total number of students with Mechanical
specialisation in 2013
=

280 120
360 120
200 120 260 120
+
+
+
100
100
100
100

320 120
320 120 380 120
+
+
100
100
100
= 336 + 432 + 240 + 312 + 384 + 384 + 456 = 2544
Total number of students with Electronics
specialisation in 2013

220 85
240 85 320 85
140 85
+
+
+
+
100
100
100
100

280 85 200 85 280 85


+
+
100
100
100
= 187 + 204 + 272 + 119 + 238 + 170 + 238 = 1428
2544
100 = 178.15 178%
Reqd % =
1428

200 260 320


780
=
= 39 : 44
220 280 380
880
103. 4; Number of students with IT specialisation
= 340 + 300 + 260 + 340 + 180 + 260 + 220 = 1900
Number of students with Mechanical specialisation
= 280 + 360 + 200 + 260 + 320 + 320 + 380 = 2120
Difference = 2120 1900 = 220
104. 3; Total number of students in Institutes P, Q and R
with IT specialisation in 2013
340 115
300 122 260 110
=
+
+
100
100
100
= 3.40 115 + 3 122 + 2.60 110
= 391 + 366 + 286 = 1043
105. 1; Total number of students in Institute Q = 240 + 300 +
360 = 900
The number of students liking music from Institute Q
900 5
=
= 250
18

102. 2; Reqd ratio =

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3720 6
15 100
In Country G =
= 46.66%
3720

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110. 2; The ratio of revenue generated by Magazine P in July


is same as the ratio of revenue generated by Q in
March.
Reqd ratio of Q from printed version to online
version in March = 204 : 144 = 17 : 12
Revenue generated by P in July from printed version
108000
17 = `153000
=
12
111. 1; Reqd ratio = (171 + 139 + 149 + 223 + 217 + 190) : (113
+ 128 + 196 + 132 + 187 + 168) = 1089 : 924 = 33 : 28
112. 5; Total revenue generated from printed version by
Magazine P in January and April = 169 + 163 = 332
Total revenue generated from Online version by
magazine S in February and June = 223 + 177 = 400
400 332
68 100
100 =
Reqd % =
= 17%
400
400
113. 2; Number of female employees in Country H
3360 5
=
= 1200
14
Now, postgraduate employees in Country H
3360 80
=
= 2688
100
Number of female postgraduate employees in Country
H = 2688 1800 = 888
888 100
Reqd % =
= 74%
1200
114. 4; Percentage of women

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7 2568
12
100 = 58.33%
In Country A =
2568

5 2880
16 100
Similarly, in Country B =
= 31.25%
2880
11 2310
1210 100
21
In Country C =
100 =
2310
2310
= 52.38%
2 3575
5
100 = 40%
In Country D =
3575

2054 6
13 100
In Country E =
= 46.15%
2054

2788 21
41
100 = 51.21%
In Country F =
2788

5 3360
14 100
In Country H =
= 35.71%
3360
Hence, in country H the percentage of women
employees is the second lowest.

2880 11 9 3360

16
14
115. 4; Reqd ratio =
2310 11 3575 2

21
5

1980 2160
4140 414 69

=
=
= 69 : 44
1210 1430
2640 264 44
116. 5; Average number of postgraduate employees in
country A, B and D

2568 75 2880 65 3575 60

100
100
100
=
3

1926 1872 2145 5943


=
= 1981
3
3
Average number of postgraduate employees in
country F, G and H

2788 75 3720 55 3360 80

100
100
100
=
3

2788 75 3720 55 3360 80

100
100
100
=
= 2275
3
Reqd difference = 2275 1981 = 294
117. 4; Average number of employees per office in Country
2568
A
= 160.5
16
2880
In Country B
= 160.5
18
2310
In Country C
= 165
14
3575
In Country D
= 153.4
22
2054
In Country E
= 158
13
2788
In Country F
= 164
17
3720
In Country G
= 155
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3360
= 160
21
Hence Country C has the highest number of average
employees per office.
118. 3; Reqd %

= 2250000 + 1136000 = 3386000


1205000
100 = 35.587 35.59%
Reqd % =
3386000
124. 2; Rural 28; Urban 17
Rural urban 28 17 = 11
11
100 39%
Reqd per cent =
28
125. 5; Total illiterate population of West Bengal, Odisha and
Madhya Pradesh together

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In Country H

Total number of students playing

Carrom and Hockey from School P


100
Total number of students playing
Carrom and Hockey from School R

140 220
360
900
3
100 =
100
= 69 %
200 320
520
13
13
119. 5; Reqd difference

260 115 320 115 160 115


=
100
100
100

240 95 180 95 260 95

100
100
100
= (2.60 115 + 3.20 115 + 1.60 115) (2.40 95 +
1.80 95 + 2.60 95)
= (299 + 368 + 184) (228 + 171 + 247)
= 851 646 = 205
120. 3; Total number of students selected for State level
competition from Q, S and T

180 40
320 35
240 45
+
+
100
100
100
= 1.80 40 + 3.20 35 + 2.40 + 45
= 72 + 112 + 108 = 292
121. 4; Total number of students playing Hockey from all
schools together = 140 + 260 + 320 + 160 + 180 = 1060
Total number of students playing Cricket from all
schools together = 360 + 180 + 240 + 320 + 240 = 1340
1060
100 = 79.10 79%
Reqd % =
1340
122. 1; From School P the students playing Carrom selected
220 40 25

for National level competition =


= 22
100
100
From School T the students playing Carrom selected
for National level competition
280 45 2
= 84
=
100
3
Total number of students selected for National level
competition from School P and T together = 22 + 84 = 106
123. 2; Total urban population of Maharashtra and Odisha
together
2250000 17 1136000 5

=
45
16
= 850000 + 355000 = 1205000
Total population of Maharashtra and Odisha

2480000 11 1136000 5 1642000 1

31
16
4

= 880000 + 355000 + 410500 = 1645500

1645500

100
Reqd % =
2480000 1136000 1642000
1645500
164550
100 =
=
= 31.29% 31%
5258000
5258
126. 2; Reqd difference
1642000 3 35 248000 3 44

=
4
100
4
100

= 431025 81840 = 349185


127. 3; Total number of graduates from Odisha, West Bengal
and Maharashtra together

1136000 11 38 2480000 20
42

+
16
100
31
100

2250000 5 48
11360 11 38

=
+
8
100
16
24800 20 42
22500 5 48
+
31
8
= 296780 + 672000 + 675000 = 1643780
128. 3; Total female population of Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand
together
2050000 12
960000 9
=
+
25
20
= 984000 + 432000 = 1416000
Total male population of Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand
together
2050000 13 960000 11

=
25
20
= 1066000 + 528000 = 1594000
1416000 1416 708

Reqd ratio =
= 708 : 797
1594000 1594 797
(129135):
No. of students studying Dentistry
1600 45
=
= 720
100
No. of students studying Homoeopathy
1600 55
=
= 880
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Dentistry
English + Bengali =

25 320
= 80
100

10 320
= 32
100
All three languages
= (320) (64 + 48 + 16 + 48 + 80 + 32) = 320 288 = 32
Girls
15 560
Only English =
= 84
100
15 560
Only Hindi =
= 84
100
5 560
Only Bengali =
= 28
100
560 20
English + Hindi =
= 112
100
560 20
English + Bengali =
= 112
100
560 15
Hindi + Bengali =
= 84
100
All three languages
= (560) (84 + 84 + 28 + 112 + 112 + 84)
= 560 504 = 56
The number of students studying Dentistry and
knowing only either Hindi or English = 72 + 45 + 54 +
27 = 198
Total number of students knowing all three languages
= 54 + 27 + 32 + 56 = 169
415
100 = 50%
Reqd % =
830
Required number of students = 84 + 28 + 84 + 48 + 16
+ 32 = 292
64 48 80 32
224
Reqd ratio =
=
=2:3
84 112 84 56
336
Reqd %
54 54 27 27 108 90 63 54
100
=
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720 5
No. of boy students =
= 450
8
720 3
No. of girl students =
= 270
8
Boys
450 16
Only English =
= 72
100
450 10
Only Hindi =
= 45
100
450 4
Only Bengali =
= 18
100
450 24
English + Hindi =
= 108
100
450 20
English + Bengali =
= 90
100
450 14
Hindi + Bengali =
= 63
100
All three languages
= 450 (72 + 45 + 18 + 108 + 90 + 63) = 450 396 = 54
Girls
270 20
Only English =
= 54
100
270 10
Only Hindi =
= 27
100
10 270
Only Bengali =
= 27
100
270 20
English + Hindi =
= 54
100
270 20
English + Bengali =
= 54
100
270 10
Hindi + Bengali =
= 27
100
All three languages
= (270) (54 + 27 + 27 + 54 + 54 + 27) = 270 243 = 27
Homoeopathy
880 4
No. of boy students =
= 320
11
880 7
No. of girl students =
= 560
11
Boys
20 320
Only English =
= 64
100
15 320
Only Hindi =
= 48
100
5 320
Only Bengali =
= 16
100

English + Hindi =

15 320
= 48
100

Hindi + Bengali =

129. 4;

130. 3;
131. 5;
132. 1;
133. 2;
134. 4;

477
1
100 = 66.25 = 66 %
720
4
135. 5; Reqd %
84 28 112 54 27 54
100
=
270 560
359
100 = 43.25% 43%
=
830
136. 4; Total number of Luxury watches in Store C and H
together
(14 9)
19 32000
56000
=
100
100
= 23 560 19 320 = 12880 6080 = 6800

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30 320
100
20 560
600
5
96
100 =
=
= 85 %
7
7
112
143. 1; Average number of Sports watches sold by Stores B,
41 320 13120
C, G and H =
=
= 3280
4
4
Average number of Luxury watches sold by Stores B,
C, G and H

142. 5; Reqd % =

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Total number of watches in Store F and H together =


17 56000
= 9520
100
9520 6800
100
Reqd % =
9520
2720
27200
544
4
100
=
= 28
= 28 %
9520
952
982
7

15 56000 21 32000

100
100
137. 2; Reqd % =
21 32000
100

8400 6720
1680
100 =
100 = 25%
6720
6720

32 32000
32 32000
100

138. 1; Reqd ratio =


22 56000 22 56000
100
1024 64
=
= 64 : 77
1232 77
139. 2; Average number of Luxury watches

{18 560 16 320} (15 560 13 320)


( 20 560 22 320) (8 560 8 320)
(9 560 12 320)

5
(10080 5120) (8400 4160)
(11200 7040) ( 4480 2560)
(5040 3840)

4960 4240 4160 1920 1200 16480


=
= 3296
5
5
140. 4; Total number of Luxury watches sold by A, D and E
together
18 560 110 16 320 110

100
100

15 560 135 13 320 135

+
100
100

20 560 115 22 320 115

+
100
100

= (11088 5632) + (11340 5616) + (12880 8096)


= 5456 + 5724 + 4784 = 15964
141. 1; Required central angle of Store Bs watches
11
360 = 39.6
=
100

(11 560 16 320) (14 560 7 320)

= (5 560 6 320) (9 560 12 320)


4
(6160 5120) (7840 2240)

(2800 1920) (5040 3840)


4

1040 5600 880 1200 8740


=
= 2180
4
4
Reqd difference = 3280 2180 = 1100
144. 3; Difference between percentage amounts of Gautam
and Rudra = (54 46) = 8%
4436.520 100
Rate =
4 8 840

4436.520 100 443652

16.5%
4 6720
26880

32000 40 42 64000

100
100
145. 1; Reqd ratio =
32000 60 58 64000

100
100

320 40 42 640 12800 26880


=
320 60 58 640 19200 37120
39680
3968
=
=
= 31 : 44
56320
5632
R
% and Time
146. 4; If compared half-yearly, then R =
2
T = 2T
16
Here, R =
= 8%; and Time = 2 years.
2
x y xy
Again, applying rule
,
100
88
R= 88
= 16.64%
100
Sum of interest

600 30 16.64 600 70 16.64

=
100
100

= 2995.2 + 6988.8 = `9984

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32000 40
= `12800
100
32000 60
Amount invested by Rudra =
= `19200
100
xy

,
Now, applying rule x y
100

before 1980. N is the eldest. J is younger than L. Hence


N 1971, L 1975,
J 1979.
R is older than only M. Hence R 1985, M 1990.
That leaves us with K, O and P. The years left are
1980, 1981 and 1984. The one sitting between J and K
was born in 1984. Hence
P 1984. K was born
before O.
Hence K 1980, O 1981.
151. 2
152. 1
153. 4
154. 5
(155160):
155. 4; Some books are pages (I) + All pages are papers (A)
= I + A = I = Some books are papers.
Now, All pens are books (A) + Some books are papers
(I) = A + I = No conclusion. Hence conclusion I does
not follow.
Again, All pens are books (A) + Some books are pages
(I) = A + I = No conclusion. Hence conclusion II does
not follow.
156. 2; Some books are pages (I) + All pages are papers (A)
= I + A = I = Some books are papers. Hence conclusion
II follows. But I does not follow.
157. 5; All Gs are Ks (A) + All Ks are Ls (A) = A + A = A = All
Gs are Ls. Hence conclusion II follows.
Again, Some Ds are Gs (I) + All Gs are Ls (A) = I + A
= I = Some Ds are Ls. Hence, conclusion I follows.
158. 1; Some Ds are Gs (I) + All Gs are Ks (A) = I + A = I
= Some Ds are Ks conversion Some Ks are Ds.
Hence conclusion I follows.
Again, Some Ds are Ks (I) + All Ks are Ls (A) = I + A
= I = Some Ds are Ls. Hence conclusion II does not
follow.
159. 4; Some files are folders (I) + All folders are pockets (A)
= I + A = I = Some files are pockets. Hence conclusion
I does not follow.
Again, Some files are pockets (I) + No pocket is a bag
(E) = I + E = O = Some files are not bags. Hence
conclusion II does not follow.
160. 4; All folders are pockets (A) + No pocket is a bag (E)
= A +E = E = No folders are bags. Hence conclusion I
does not follow.
Again, from first statement conclusion II does not
follow.
(161164):
The machine rearranges the words on the right in
English alphabetical order.
Step I. kite metal blue offer arrange (E)
Step II. kite metal offer arrange blue (C)
Step III. metal offer arrange blue kite (A)
Step IV. offer arrange blue kite metal (D)
Step V. arrange blue kite metal offer (B)
161. 1
162. 4
163. 2
164. 4
165. 4; Except 4), all are parts of tree.

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12 12
= 25.44%
100
Required difference in interest earned by Rudra
and Gautam

Rate of interest = 12 + 12 +

19200 25.44 12800 25.44

100
100
= 4884.48 3256.32 = `1628.16

840 54 720 60 320 40


600 30 640 42
148. 1; Average =
5

45360 43200 12800 18000 26880


5
146240
=
= `29248
5
149. 2; Amount invested by Rudra in scheme
96000 36
R=
= 960 36 = `34560
100
Now, simple interest for two years
34560 7 2
=
= `4838.4
100
Compound interest for two years
34560 21
=
= 7257.6
100
Sum = 4838.4 + 7257.6 = `12096
150. 1; Amount invested by Gautam in Scheme S is equal to
the amount invested by him in Scheme N

Then, S =

72 60
= 43200
100

PR 2

Now, difference =

(100) 2
349.92 100 100
or, R2 =
= 81
R = 9%
43200
(151-154): Let us first solve the seating arrangement.

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166. 5; Except 5) all are synonyms.


(167171) :
hope to see you re so na di ... (i)
please come to see the party
fi ge na di ke zo ... (ii)
hope to come di so ge ... (iii)
see you the party re fi zo na ... (iv)
From (i), (ii) and (iii), to di ... (v)
From (i), (iii) and (v), hope so ... (vi)
From (ii), (iii) and (v), come ge ... (vii)
From (i), (ii) and (iv), see na ... (viii)
From (i), (iv) and (viii), you re ... (ix)
From (ii), (iv), (viii) and (ix) the/party fi/zo ... (x)
From (ii), (v), (vii), (viii) and (x), please ke ... (xi)
167. 2
168. 1
169. 3; Either fi or zo
170. 1; ke, na, re
171. 5
172. 2; Given statements: A B = C .. (i)
B < D E ... (ii)
Combining both statements, we get A B < D E
Thus, we cant compare A and D. Hence conclusion I
(D > A) is not true.
Again, B = C < D E. Thus, C < E or E > C is true.
Hence, conclusion II is true.
173. 5; Given statements: L > U K ... (i)
Z < U < R ... (ii)
Combining both statements, we get L > U > Z
Thus, L > Z is true. Hence conclusion I is true.
Again, K U < R. Thus, K < R is true.
Hence conclusion II is true.
174. 1; Given statements:
Y< J= PR>I
Thus, J > I is true. Hence conclusion I is true.
Again, we cant compare Y and R. Hence, II is not
true.
175. 4; Given statements:
VK>M=N
... (i)
M> S
... (ii)
T< K
... (iii)
Combining (i) and (iii), we get
T< K>M=N
We cant compare T and N.
Hence conclusion I (T < N) is not true.
Again, combining (i) and (ii)
VK>M>S
Thus, conclusion II (V = S) is not true.

Hence J is Nephew of K.
Only II is sufficient to answer the question.
177. 1; From I. G occupied even-numbered floor.
So, G stays either on floor 2 or on floor 4. But G does
not stay on the second floor.
So, G stays on the fourth floor. Thus, only I is sufficient
to answer the question.
From II. G stays either on 2nd or on 4th floor. Hence,
II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
178. 5; From I. According to Mohit, the possible days for
Raju to complete his assignment are 4 days, 5 days, 6
days, 7 days or 8 days.
From II. According to Meena, possible days for Raju
to complete his assignment are 8 days, 9 days or 10
days.
From I and II. 8 is common in both the statements.
Hence Raju completes his assignment in 8 days.
179. 3; From I

Similarly,

So,

Hence, I is sufficient to answer the question.


From II

176. 2; From I.

Hence, J is either Niece or Nephew of K.


Thus, I is not sufficient to answer the question because
gender of J is not given.

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191. 2; Check options one by one.


1) F = B > P M
Thus, F > P or P < F is true. Hence does not follow.
2) P > B M = F
This leads us to P > F is true. Hence P < F is false.
Hence 2) follows.
3) P B < F M
This leads us to P < F is true. Hence does not follow.
4) B < P M < F
This leads us to P < F is true. Hence does not follow.

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So,

192. 2;

Thus, either I or II is sufficient to answer the question.


180. 4; From I. D > A
From II. D > C
From I and II. School D has more students than A
and C, but nothing has been said about B.
So, we cant determine the school with the highest
number of students among school A, B, C and D
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181. 3
182. 2
183. 3
184. 2; In all other pairs, the first person is second to the left
of the second.

Hence, S is cousin of P.
193. 5; If we put >, then, there is contradiction that S > M
means S is daughter of M but we have S is the
husband of R.
Again, if we put <, then also it contradicts the
statement.
Now, we put +. Then we get,

F is brother of M. Hence does not follow.


Again, we put . Then, we get

185. 1;

186. 4;

187. 3;

188. 3;

189. 5;
190. 4;

There is only one person C whose position remains


unchanged.
(A) is the standard procedure in such cases.
(B) is likely to draw students to schools. But (C) is a
negative action.
(A) follows because such a clause would act as a
deterrent to inferior standard of construction. (B) is
an obvious course of action. (C) does not follow
because it is tantamount to shying away from the
real problem.
Going for (A) or (B) is running away from
responsibility. (C) follows as this will help check
further cases of infection.
(B) is the course of action that should be taken.
(A) would put an end to the current round of
encroachment. (B) would act as a deterrent. (C) is the
ultimate preventive step.

Hence, M is either grandmother or grandfather of F.


194. 4; Check options one by one.
1) M < R > P S
We cant compare M and P. Hence does not follow.
2) M S = P < F
This leads to M P. Hence does not follow.
3) Q < M < F = P
This leads to M < P. Hence, does not follow.
4) P = A < R < M
This leads to P < M is true. Hence follows.
195. 2; Kevins rank from the top = (16 + 7) = 23rd
Now Kevins rank from the bottoms = (4223+1)= 20th

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