Mini Mock Test for IBPS Exams (Set - 9)

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Mini Mock Test for IBPS Exams (Set - 9)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Directions (1 – 10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
The public debt of the central government provisionally rose 2.1 per cent in July-September this fiscal on a quarterly basis.
The total public debt (excluding liabilities under the ‘public account’) of the government increased to Rs 54.12 lakh crore at September-end 2015, from Rs 53.01 lakh crore at June-end 2015, said the Quarterly Report on Debt Management for July-September 2015. “This represented a quarter-on-quarter (qoq) increase of 2.1 per cent (provisional) compared with an increase of 3.2 per cent in the previous quarter (first quarter of 2015-16),” it said.
Internal debt constituted 92.1 per cent of public debt compared with 92.3 per cent in the previous quarter. Marketable securities (consisting of rupee-denominated dated securities and treasury bills) accounted for 84.5 per cent of total public debt, the same level as on end-June 2015.
During the second quarter of the fiscal, the government issued dated securities worth Rs 1.71 lakh crore, taking gross borrowings during first half of 2015-16 to Rs 3.51 lakh crore, or 58.5 per cent of Budget Estimate (BE), vis-a-vis 58.7 per cent of BE in first half of 2014-15.
“The market borrowings calendar for the second half of 2015-16 have been adjusted down by Rs 15,000 crore to take into account expected government borrowings through the Sovereign Gold Bond and Gold Monetisation Scheme,” the report said.
The market saw a sharp correction in mid-August 2015 on account of devaluation of Chinese yuan and concerns over slowdown in the Chinese economy, which led to massive sell-off across asset classes globally. 
In the run-up to the World Trade Organisation’s ministerial conference in Nairobi next week, India has said it wants the agenda finalised at Bali in 2013 to be implemented before it makes any fresh commitments.
India is not willing to make binding commitments on new areas such as labour, environment and competition that the developed countries have been trying to introduce into the WTO mandate, officials said.
WTO’s tenth ministerial conference is set to take place from December 15-18. Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interaction with the media on Monday, “The grievance is that many things which are part of the development agenda don’t have a work programme. Even after Bali in 2013, there is no work programme like there was for trade facilitation agreement.”
While India had agreed to ratify the trade facilitation agreement (TFA), clarity is yet to emerge on the rest of the Bali package that comprises agriculture issues including public stockholding for food security purposes and export competition, cotton and issues pertaining to least developed countries. The commerce department has circulated an inter-ministerial note on TFA and the Cabinet will consider it soon.
Developed countries have been trying to insert new issues related to investment, competition, labour, government procurement, environment, climate change and global value chains. According to India’s trade negotiators, though, discussions on Mode 4, involving movement of natural persons, in the services agreement will be welcome even though the country has not taken any position on this issue.
Sitharaman said that India’s wish list has four elements – permanent solution for stockpiling for food security, safeguard mechanism in case of sudden rise in imports or fall in prices, no differential treatment only because India is a high growth emerging economy and the inclusion of peace clause in the draft ministerial declaration.
“Our effort to ensure that the unfulfilled elements of Doha find a place somewhere and work programmes are given differentiated treatment is not applicable and we have enough instruments for protecting from any sudden surge,” the minister said.
Asked whether India will be considered an obstructionist country because of such a stance, she said, “I didn’t get the feeling that in current phase of working towards Nairobi, India is seen as obstructionist. I am not asking for something new, so how can I be seen as obstructionist?”
While safeguards mechanism was not part of the Bali outcome, India has been pressing for it because it will give it the right to impose contingency restrictions on imports when import volumes rise above a certain level or prices fall below a certain level.
1. According to the author, developed countries have been trying to:
A) gain mileage only in the areas of government procurement and environment.
B) solve problems related to climate change.
C) overtake the growth rate of developing countries.
D) alleviate the problems related to poverty.
E) focus more on investment, competition, labour, government procurement, environment, climate change.
2. The author of the passage is most likely a/an
A) social scientist
B) biographer
C) essayist
D) reporter
E) economist
3. What is true about India in the passage?
A) India has failed to impose contingency responses in terms of economic growth.
B) India is unwilling to make strict commitments on newer areas such as environment and labour.
C) India wants to be a superpower by 2020.
D) India wants to gain massive economic growth within the next ten years.
E) None of the above
4. Why have the market borrowings been adjusted down by Rs. 15,000 crore?
A) To get an estimate of the government borrowings through the Sovereign Gold Bond and Gold Monetisation Scheme.
B) To ensure that India can repay the loan debts accumulated so far.
C) To attain a level playing ground among other nations.
D) To maximize the profit of foreign exchange.
E) None of the above
5. Why did the market witness a drastic correction towards the middle of August 2015?
A) There was a slump in agricultural production.
B) There was a downfall in industrial production.
C) The Chinese Yuan devalued.
D) There was panic in the global market about an impending disaster in the global economy.
E) All of the above
6. What is the tone of the author in the passage?
A) Incisive
B) Discursive
C) Narrative
D) Verbose
E) Digressive
7. Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words given in bold.
Contingency
A) Plan
B) Method
C) Strategy
D) Chance
E) Deficit
8. Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words given in bold.
Procurement
A) Accretion
B) Adaptation
C) Adoption
D) Brand
E) Absorption
9. Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words given in bold.
Provisionally
A) Interim
B) Ephemeral
C) Conditional
D) Permanent
E) Temporary
10. Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word/group of words given in bold.
Mandate
A) Acceptance
B) Denial
C) Instruction
D) Attention
E) Direction

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the following information.
In a school having 6400 students, boys and girls are in the ratio 3:5. The students play Badminton, Table Tennis or both the sports. 12% of the boys play only Badminton. 22% of the girls play only Table Tennis. 24% of the total students play only Badminton and the number of boys playing both the sports is six times the number of boys playing only Badminton.
1. How many boys play Badminton?
a) 1020
b) 288
c) 960
d) 1708
e) None of these
2. How many girls play only Badminton?
a) 288
b) 880
c) 1536
d) 1872
e) None of these
3. How many students play Table Tennis?
a) 1260
b) 1232
c) 4800
d) 3600
e) None of these
4. The number of girls playing Badminton is what percent of the total number of students playing only Badminton?
a) 38.2%
b) 71.8%
c) 31.2%
d) 78%
e) None of these
5. What is the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls playing both the sports?
a) 23 : 25
b) 12 : 25
c) 12 : 13
d) 25 : 13
e) None of these
Direction (6 – 10): What value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following number series :
6. 6, 11, 32, 111, 464, ?
a) 2165
b) 2205
c) 2285
d) 2345
e) 2375
7. 3, 14, 39, 84, 155, ?
a) 236
b) 258
c) 264
d) 272
e) 278
8. 8, 12, 24, 60, 180, ?
a) 480
b) 510
c) 630
d) 720
e) 780
9. 168, 171, 178, 191, 212, ?
a) 243
b) 247
c) 251
d) 254
e) 257
10. 4, 7, 10, 11, 22, 19, 46, ?
a) 33
b) 35
c) 37
d) 39
e) 41

REASONING ABILITY
Directions (1 – 5): Read the information given below and answer the questions followed
Eight persons namely J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q are sitting in a straight line from East to West. Some are facing North direction and some are facing South direction.
i) Q sits to the third left of L and faces South direction.
ii) O sits at one of the extreme ends and is facing North.
iii) K and P are facing in the same direction and the person sitting between them is facing in opposite direction.
iv) J is sitting third from the left end and is facing South direction.
v) J is sitting adjacent to N and both are facing in the opposite direction.
vi) M is sitting to the right of K and both are facing in the same direction.
vii) L is facing North direction.
viii) J and M are not Neighbours.
ix) Neighbours of Q are facing in the same direction which is opposite to the direction of Q is facing.
x) N sits to the right of J.
1. Who is sitting between J and Q ?
a) L
b) K
c) N
d) P
e) M
2. Which of the following pairs has the person facing the same directions ?
a) N, J
b) P, Q
c) J, P
d) Q, M
e) M, K
3. How many persons are facing North direction ?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2
d) 6
e) 5
4. Who is sitting third from the Eastern end of the arrangement ?
a) J
b) K
c) M
d) P
e) L
5. Which one of the following statement is correct ?
a) J sits between P and Q.
b) M sits to the second left of Q.
c) Q and K are facing the same direction.
d) Person sitting to the left of J faces South direction.
e) All of the above
Directions (6 – 10): In certain code language some words are written in coded from which is given below:
“Very Longer Car Give” is written as “ma da la ch”
“Give Car Not Impressive” is written as “ch na ka ma”
“Lasts Impressive Very Tedious” is written as “ka da ga pa”
“Maruti Car Lasts Longer” is written as “ch la pa ta”
6. What will be the code for “Very” in that code language ?
a) ta
b) da
c) ma
d) ch
e) None of these
7. What will be code for “Car” in that code language ?
a) la
b) ma
c) ch
d) ta
e) None of these
8. What will be code for “Maruti” in that code language ?
a) ma
b) ta
c) ch
d) pa
e) None of these
9. What will be code for “Tedious” in that code language ?
a) da
b) pa
c) ma
d) ga
e) None of these
10. How will “Longer” be written in that code language ?
a) ma
b) ta
c) ch
d) pa
e) la