__Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set - 29)__**ENGLISH**

**Directions (1 – 5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required”.**

Barely
three or four officers were inducted into the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in
the initial years after Independence. With periodic increases, this year the
figure stands at 45. And the recent tweet by external affairs minister

**(1) [Inform]**a possible reason why: she has reassured a man supposedly on Mars awaiting supplies from Mangalyaan II that “even if you are stuck on the (sic) Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you”. The implication is that a vanguard of doughty Indian diplomats**(2) [Will have been]**stationed on the red planet by the time it becomes a regular — if inhospitable destination for intrepid earthlings. Diplomats readily vouch that there are**(3) [Uniformly]**desolate places right on this planet that has Indian embassies, so Mars would not be that much of a stretch. If planets are also to have Indian diplomats, it means larger batches every year, as Earth itself is getting**(4) [Extra]**independent countries. And Indian embassies can no longer be absent from any of them as Indian citizens are present practically everywhere and there’s no telling who will tweet the next SOS from some remote place. Of course,**(5) [From]**the case of Mars and other planetary postings, who the diplomats would deal with as part of their quotidian work is also moot, as bailing out Indians in distress is only one aspect of their responsibilities.**1.**A) Reveals B) Bring to light C) Impart D) Concern E) No changes required

**2.**A) Will B) Will be C) Would be D) Will have been E) No changes required

**3.**A) Equally B) Equivalently C) Impartially D) Generally E) No changes required

**4.**A) Much B) More C) Few D) Some E) No changes required

**5.**A) At B) In C) On D) There E) No changes required

**Directions (6 – 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e):-**

**6.**After steadily increasing the frequency(a)/ of those incursions since September2012, (b)/ China have recently begun(c)/ increasing their duration.(d)/No Error(e)

**7.**Human lives are affected by wars(a)/ of expansion and the effects(b)/ of colonialism have still(c)/smoldered in the world.(d)/No Error(e)

**8.**Water levels have gone down to alarmingly(a)/ low in some parts of the country in which irrigation(b)/ is primarily dependent on groundwater, (c)/which may lead to serious environmental consequences.(d)/No Error(e)

**9.**There is a huge shortage of electricity(a)/ in most parts of the country and(b)/ hence, generation in electricity(c)/ needs to be augmented.(d)/No Error(e)

**10.**It is no secret that most rivers(a)/ in India are in serious(b)/trouble with Ganga and Yamuna (c)/leading the list.(d)/No Error(e)

**Answers:**

**1. A)**Reveal refers to expose, which is relevant in the sentence.

**2. B)**‘will be’ is used as per the tense in the sentence.

**3. A)**‘Equally’ adjective goes with the sentence.

**4. B)**In the sentence, ‘more’ is positive and other options are in negative sense.

**5. B)**‘in’ is the correct preposition.

**6. C)**Here, only one country is mentioned(singular),and ‘have’ is used for plural, so ‘has’ will be used

**7. C)**The use of ‘have’ is incorrect here, according to the tense used, so it will be eliminated.

**8. B)**According to the sentence, the place is being referred to, so, ‘where’ will be used in the place of ‘in which’

**9. C)**The preposition ‘in’ is wrongly used, ‘of’ will come

**10. C)**Before the proper nouns, we must use ‘the’. So here with the name of rivers ‘the’ will be used.

**QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE**

**Directions (1 – 5): What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following number series?**

**1. 0, 3, 8, 15, 24, 35, 48, ?**

A) 60

B) 62

C) 63

D) 64

E) 68

**2. 2, 12, 36, 80, 150, ?**

A) 250

B) 252

C) 276

D) 300

E) 315

**3. 1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ?**

A) 44

B) 45

C) 46

D) 47

E) 48

**4. 19, 2, 38, 3, 114, 4, ?**

A) 456

B) 436

C) 476

D) 496

E) 526

**5. 95, 115.5, 138, ?, 189**

A) 154.5

B) 162.5

C) 164.5

D) 166.5

E) 173.5

**Direction (6 – 10): In each of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both the equations and given answer:**

a) If x< y

b) If x ≤ y

c) If x = y, or no
relation can be established between x and y.

d) If x > y

e) If x ≥ y

**6.**

**I.**9x^2 = 1;

**II.**4y^2 + 11y – 3 =0

**7. I.**

**3x^2 + 5x – 2 =0;**

**II.**2y^2 – 7y + 5 =0

**8. I.**6x^2 + 13x + 5 =0;

**II.**3y^2 + 11y + 10 =0

**9. I.**7x – 4Y =29;

**II.**5x + 3y – 50 =0

**10.**

**I.**x^2 – 5 =0;

**II.**4y^2 – 24y + 35 =0

**Solutions:**

**1. C)**The series 1^2 - 1, 2^2 - 1, 3^2 - 1, etc. The next number is 8^2 - 1 = 63

**2. B)**The series is 1^3 + 1^2, 2^3 + 2^2, 3^3 + 3^2 etc.

**3. C)**The pattern is + 5, + 7, + 9, + 11,...

Therefore, Missing
number = 33 + 13 = 46.

**4. A)**The sequence is a combination of two series :

I. 19, 38,
114, (....) and II. 2, 3, 4

The pattern
followed in I is * 2, * 3,...

Therefore, Missing
number = 114 * 4 = 456.

**5. B)**The pattern is + 20.5, + 22.5,....

Therefore, Missing
term = 138 + 24.5 = 162.5.

**6. C)**I. 9x^2 = 1 => x^2 = 1/9

Therefore, x =
± 1/3

II.4y^2 +11y –
3 =0

Or, 4y^2 + 12y
– y – 3= 0

Or, 4y(y + 3)
– 1 (y + 3) = 0

Therefore, y =
1/ 4, - 3

Hence, there
is no relation between x and y.

**7. A)**I. 3x^2 + 5x – 2 =0

Or, 3x^2 + 6x
– x -2= 0

Or, 3x(x + 2)
– 1(x + 2) =0

Or, (3x -1) (x
+2) = 0

Therefore, X =
-2, 1/3

II. 2y^2 – 7y
+ 5 =0

2y^2 – 2y – 5y
+ 5 = 0

Or, 2y(y - 1)
– 5 (y - 1) =0

Therefore, y =
1, 5/2

Hence, x <
y

**8. E)**I. 6x^2 + 13x +5 =0

Or, 6x^2 + 3x
+10x + 5=0

Or, 3x (2x
+1)+ 5(2x + 1)= 0

Or, (3x + 5)
(2x +1 ) = 0

Therefore, X =
- 5/3, -1/2

II.3y^2+11y+10
= 0

Or, 3y^2 + 6y
+ 5y+10 = 0

Or, 3y(y + 2)
+ 5(y + 2) = 0

Or, (3y + 5)
(y + 2) = 0

Therefore, y=
- 5/3, -2

Hence, x ≥ y

**9. D)**I. 7x – 4y = 29

II. 5x + 3y =
50

(I)×3 + (II)×4

21x - 12y = 87
=> 20x + 12y = 200 => 41x = 287

Therefore, x =
7

On
substituting the value of x in (I), we get y = 5

Hence, x >
y

**10. A)**I. x^2 = 5

Therefore, x =
±√5 ≈ ± 2 .236

II.4y^2 – 24y
+ 35 =0

Or, 4y^2 – 14y
– 10y + 35 = 0

Or, 2y (2y -
7) – 5(2y - 7)= 0

Or,(2y - 5)
(2y - 7) = 0

Therefore, y =
5/2, 7/2 = 2.5, 3.5

Hence, x< y

**REASONING**

**Directions: (1 – 5): In the following questions the symbol @, ©, $, % and # are used with the following meanings as illustrated below: `A @ B' means 'A is not greater than B'.**

`A # B' means
'A is neither smaller than nor equal to B'.

`A % B' means
'A is not smaller than B'.

`A © B' means
'A is neither greater than nor equal to B'.

`A $ B' means
'A is neither smaller than nor greater than B'.

Now, in each
of the following question assuming the given statements to be true, find which
of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true and
give your answer:

A) Only Conclusion I
follow

B) Only Conclusion II
follow

C) Neither Conclusion I
nor II follow

D) Either Conclusion I or
II follow

E) Both the conclusions
follow

**1. Statement:**P © Q, R % S, Q @ R, S % T

**Conclusions:**I) P ©SII) P@T

**2. Statements:**A© B, P % S, B $ S, P # W

**Conclusions:**I.A%W II) B@P

**3. Statements:**

**E@ F, C % D, F$C, D # J**

**Conclusions:**I) F # J II) E@J

**4. Statements:**L@ M, O % P, M $ P, O# Z

**Conclusions:**I) L # Z II) Z % L,

**5. Statements:**A@ R, R# S, Q %A, T © S

**Conclusions:**I) T© D II)Q # S

**Directions (6 – 10): Read the information given below and answer the questions followed:**

Eight Friends
— Romil, Rakesh, Mukesh, Rohit, Rahul, Anupam, Neeraj and Anil — are seated
around a circular table, but not necessarily in the same order. Four of them
are facing the centre and the others are facing outward. They belong to eight
different cities — Bhopal, Patna, Kolkata, Delhi, Gwalior, Ranchi, Chennai and
Rajkot but not necessarily in the same order.

Anupam faces
the centre and sits third to the right of Rakesh. Rohit belongs to Kolkata and
faces the person who belongs to Ranchi. Neeraj sits third to the right of
Mukesh, who lives in Bhopal. The persons who belong to Delhi and Gwalior are
facing the same direction (inward or outward). Rahul is sitting between the
person who belongs to Kolkata and the one from Rajkot respectively. Romil
belongs to Gwalior and Rakesh belongs to Patna. The person who belongs to
Chennai is facing outward and is the immediate neighbour of the person who
belongs to Rajkot. Anil is the immediate neighbour of the ones who belong to
Gwalior and Chennai. Rahul is on the immediate left of Rohit. Anil sits third
to the right of Rahul.

**6. What is the position of Mukesh with respect to the one who belongs to Delhi?**

A) Third to the left

B) Third to the right

C) Fourth to the left

D) Second to the right

E) None of these

**7. Which of the following statements is not true?**

A) Mukesh faces outward

B) Rohit belongs to
Kolkata

C) Anil is the on
immediate neighbour ofNeeraj and Romil

D) Anupam sits second to
the left of Rohit.

E) None of these

**8. Who among the following sits second to the right of Neeraj?**

A) The one who belongs to
Ranchi

B) The one who belongs to
Bhopal

C) The one who belongs to
Gwalior

D) Mukesh

E) Rahul

**9. How many persons sit between Rahul and the one who belongs to Bhopal if counted ACW from Rahul?**

A) Three

B) Two

C) Four

D) One

E) More than four

**10. Which of the following statements is true with respect to Rohit?**

A) Rohit belongs to Patna

B) Rohit faces outward

C) The immediate
neighbours of Rohit face outward

D) Rohit belongs to Ranchi

E) None of these

**Solutions:**

**(1 – 5):**

**@ is for ≤; # is for >; % is for ≥; © is for <; $ is for =**

**1. C) 2. B) 3. A) 4. D) 5. C)**

**(6 – 10):**

**6. A) 7. A) 8. C) 9. B) 10. C)**