Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set - 23)

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Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set - 23)
Directions (1 – 10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
Infosys’s decision to hire 10,000 local workers in the U.S. has caused (1)_________ (distress)over the impact of President Donald Trump’s restrictive visa policy for skilled workers. Explaining the move, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said it is purely a business decision (2)_________ (focused) on building the company’s capabilities in fields such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Indian IT companies have been under pressure to (3)_________ (modify) nimbly to the restrictive visa regimes being put in place not just in the U.S. but also in key markets such as the U.K. and Australia. As a matter of fact, these companies had been gearing up to become visa-independent even before Mr. Trump’s (4)_________ (increase) to power. In 2015-16, for instance, Infosys hired 2,144 people in the Americas, increasing its workforce in the region by over a quarter. In 2016, Tata Consultancy Services, another IT giant, made only about 4,000 U.S. visa applications, compared to about 14,000 a year before. The trend is likely to only (5)__________ (support. Not surprisingly, there is now increasing (6)_________ (speculation) that many Indian IT giants will refrain from sponsoring H-1B visas for junior engineers. The (7)__________ (faithful) impact of Mr. Trump’s immigration stance on overseas hiring is difficult to (8)________ (resolve. Going by the numbers, the plan to hire 10,000 local employees looks (9)__________ (major) compared to Infosys’s current foreign workforce in the U.S., which is (10)_________ (anticipated) to be in the range of 20,000 to 30,000.
a) burden   
b) concerns  
c) interests   
d) involvement   
e) No change required
a) implemented 
b) directed 
c) dispersed  
d) separated 
e) No change required
a) change 
b) revise 
c) adapt  
d) acclimate   
e) No change required
a) rise   
b) swell   
c) bulge  
d) prominence
e) No change required
a) fortify   
b) reinforce  
c) secure 
d) strengthen  
e) No change required
a) hearsay  
b) rumor 
c) conjecture 
d) inference 
e) No change required
a) literal  
b) precise
c) exact  
d) fixed  
e) No change required
a) gauge
b) conclude 
c) decide 
d) choose  
e) No change required
a) large   
b) important 
c) small
d) significant 
e) No change required
a) projected 
b) estimated  
c) predicted
d) forecast
e) No change required
Answers with explanations:
1. b) Concerns - importance to someone. Here the sentence is about the Infosys’s response over Trump’s visa policy. So concerns’ will suit for the blank.
2. e) Focused - activity towards a particular aim. By reading the next line in the sentence, we can see that building the company’s capabilities should be done with particular plan so the word focused’ is best suited to fill the blank.
3. c) Adapt - become adjusted to new conditions. The sentence is about Indian company’s pressure to adjust for visa regimes in U.S. and other countries so the word adapt’ is suited for the blank.
4. a) Rise - move from a lower position to a higher one. Considering the meaning of rise’, it is best suited for blank since the sentence is talking about Trump’s higher position.
5. d) Strengthen - make or become stronger. The word strengthen’ is best suited for the blank as the sentence is explains about the reason behind the trend.
6. e) Speculation guessing The sentence is about Indian IT giants and its refrain for H1B visa which is highly assumed after Trump’s rule so speculation’ best suits for blank.
7. c) Exact - accurate or correct in all details. Exact’ is the correct answer and makes better sense of the sentence, i.e. The exact impact of Mr. Trump’s immigration stance on overseas hiring.
8. a) Gauge - a means of estimating something. The sentence is about immigration stance and its assessment about overseas hiring so gauge’ suits best for the blank.
9. d) Significant - sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention This sentence comparing the no. of local employees with no. of foreign workforce and deciding which will be noteworthy so significant’ suits for the blank. 
10. b) Estimated - roughly calculate This sentence talks about the rough calculation of no. of foreign workforce so the word estimated’ opt for the blank.
Directions (1 – 5): Answer the following questions based on the given line-graph.
Percentage population growth of five states in three five -year intervals from 2001 to 2015
1. If the population of Karnataka and the population of Sikkim in the year 2001 were 20 lakh and 24 lakh respectively, then population of Sikkim is what percentage of the population of Karnataka in the year 2005?
a) 98%
b) 95%
c) 88%
d) 96%
e) 90%
2. If the population of Kerala was 16 lakh in the year 2001, then what is its population in the year 2015?
a) 58.24 lakh
b) 54.17 lakh
c) 57.12 lakh
d) 59.60 lakh
e) 52.52 lakh
3. If the population of Manipur in 2010 was 13.65 lakh, then what was its population in the year 2001?
a) 8.4 lakh
b) 8.8 lakh
c) 7.4 lakh
d) 8.0 lakh
e) 8.2 lakh
4. If the population of Bihar and Sikkim was equal to 12 lakh each in the year 2001, then what is the difference between the population of Sikkim and the population of Bihar in the year 2005?
a) 2.4 lakh
b) 1.6 lakh
c) 1.8 lakh
d) 2.0 lakh
e) 1.2 lakh
5. Population of Manipur in the year 2010 is what percentage more than its population in the year 2001?
a) 60.50%
b) 62.50%
c) 57.50%
d) 68.50%
e) 50.75%
Directions (6 – 10): Following line graph shows the ratio of exports to imports of two companies Sugar company and Oil company over the period 2011 to 2017.
6. If the export of Sugar Company in year 2014 and that of Oil Company in year 2011 were 23.4 lakh and 72 lakh respectively, then the import of Sugar Company in year 2014 is what percentage of the import of Oil Company in year 2011?
a) 87.50%
b) 83.70%
c) 81.25%
d) 92.50%
e) 78.25%
7. If the import of Sugar Company in 2013 was 96.8 lakh, what was the export of Sugar Company in that year?
a) 24.2 lakh
b) 26.8 lakh
c) 32.6 lakh
d) 28.8 lakh
e) 30.6 lakh
8. The ratio of export to import of Oil Company in year 2013 was what percentage of the ratio of export to import of Sugar Company in year 2011?
a) 132.5%
b) 117.5%
c) 152.5%
d) 137.5%
e) 122.5%
9. If the import of Sugar Company in year 2016 and export of Oil Company in year 2017 are 86 lakh and 51 lakh respectively, what is the sum of export of Sugar Company in 2016 and import of Oil Company in 2017?
a) 152.6 lakh
b) 153.8 lakh
c) 154.2 lakh
d) 158.3 lakh
e) 151.9 lakh
10. If in year 2014 the export of Oil Company is increased by 125% and its import is decreased by 60%, what will the new ratio of export to import of Oil Company in 2014?
a) 4 : 3
b) 2 : 5
c) 4 : 9
d) 7 : 3
e) 9 : 4
1. D) Population of Karnataka in 2005 = 20 × 1.75 = 35 lakh
Population of Sikkim in 2005 = 24 × 1.4 = 33.6 lakh
Required% = 33.6/35 × 100 = 96%
2. C) Population in 2015 = 16 × 1.4 ×1.5 × 1.7 = 57.12 lakh
3. A) Let the population in the years 2001 was x
Population in 2010 = 1.25 × 1.3 × x = 13.65 lakh
x = 13.65/1.25 × 1.3 = 8.4 lakh
4. E) Population in Bihar = 12 × 1.3 = 15.6 lakh,
Population in Sikkim = 12 × 1.4 = 16.8 lakh
Difference = 16.8 – 15.6 = 1.2 lakh
5. B) Let the population of Manipur in the year 2001 be ‘x’.
Its population in 2010 = x × 1.25 × 1.3 = 1.625x
Required% = 1.625x – x/x × 100 = 62.5%
6. C) Export Sugar/ Import Sugar = 0.3
Import Sugar = Export Sugar/0.3 = 23.4/0.3 = 78 lakh
Export Oil / Import Oil = 0.75
Import Oil = Export Oil/0.75 = 72/0.75 = 96 lakh
Required % = 78/96 × 100 = 81.25%
7. A) Export A/ Import A = 0.25
E 4 = 0.25 × 96.8 = 24.2 lakh
8. D) Export B 2013/IMPORT A2013
Export B2011/ Import A2011 = Export 0.4
Required % = 0.55/0.4 × 100 = 137.5%
9. B) Export Sugar/ Import Sugar
Export Sugar = 0.8 × Import Sugar = 0.8 × 86 = 68.8 lakh
Export Oil/Import Oil = 0.6
Import Oil = Export Oil/0.6 = 51/0.6  = 85 lakh
Sum = 85 + 68.8 = 153.8 lakh
10. E) Export/1 = 0.4
Let the new export be E 1 and Import be I 1
E 1 = E + E × 125/100 = 225E/100
I 1 = I - I × 60/100 = 401/100
New ratio = E 1/I 1 = 225E/100 × 100/401 = 225/40 × E/1 = 225/40 × 0.4 = 9 : 4
1. Which of the following symbols should be placed in the blank spaces respectively to make the expressions T>O, R≤O and S<R definitely true?
O _ S _ R _ T
a) <, >,<
b) <, <, ≤
c) >, >, <
d) <, ≤, >
e) None of these
2. How many such pairs of letter are there in the word MANAGED each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series?
a) Two
b) Three
c) None
d) More than three
e) None of these
3. In the following number sequence, how many such odd digits are there which are each divisible by its immediate preceding digit but not exactly divisible by its immediate succeeding digit?
3 9 4 2 6 5 3 1 2 2 8 3 1
a) One
b) Three
c) Four
d) None
e) Two
4.    A who is the sister-in-law of B. D is the father of E who is the only brother of B. A is the daughter-in-law of C . How C is related to B?
a) Mother-in-law
b) Aunt
c) Wife
d) Uncle
e) None of these
5. A, B, C, D and E are sitting on a bench. A is sitting next to B, D is not sitting with E who is on the left end of the bench. C is on the second position from the right. A and C are sitting together. In which position A is sitting ?
a) Between B and D
b) Between B and C
c) Between E and D
d) Between C and E
e) None of these
6. Bala starts walking straight towards east. After walking 75 meters, he turns to the left and walks 25 meters straight. Again he turns to the left, walks a distance of 40 meters straight, again he turns to the left and walks a distance of 25 meters. How far is he from the starting point?
a) 25 meters
b) 50 meters
c) 115 meters
d) 140 meters
e) None of these
7. In a class of 20 students, Yuvi’s rank is 15th from the top. Rohan is 4 ranks above Yuvi. What is Rohan’s rank from the bottom?
a) 10th
b) 11th
c) 9th
d) 12th
e) None of these
8. In a certain code language,
(A) ‘pit na som’ means ‘bring me water’
(B) ‘na jo tod’ means ‘water is life’
(C) ‘tub od pit’ means 'give me toy’
(D) ‘jo lin kot’ means ‘life and death’
Which of the following represents 'is' in that language ?
a) jo
b) na
c) tod        
d) lin
e) None of these
9. John, Jenita, Maria and Julie went to a shop. Each picked a colorful ball of a different favorite color. The colors are Yellow, Violet, Green and Red. John and Maria both do not like violet. Jenita's favorite color is either green or yellow. John likes red. Julie and Maria does not like green. Yellow is favorite colore for whom?
a) John
b) Jenita
c) Maria
d) Julie
e) None of these
10. Which of the following expression is not necessarily true, if the given expression is true?
S > T ≥ R> P = N ≤ O > Q
a) S > P
b) T > N
c) T > P
d) P >Q
e) None of these
1. E) Check options one by one:
a) O<S>R<T
Thus T and O can't be compared. Hence does not follow.
b) O < S < R T Thus, T > O. But R > O. Hence does not follow.
c) O>S>R<T Again, T and O can't be compared.. Hence does not follow. D
d) O<SR>T T and O cant be compared. Hence, does not follow.
2. B)
3. A) 3 9 4
4. E) B is the only brother of E and A is the sister-in-law of B. Hence A is the wife of E. C is the mother-in-law of A. C is the mother of B.
5. B) Therefore, A is sitting in between B and C.
6. E) The movements of Bala are shown in the figure.
Clearly, EB = DC = 40 m. 
Bala's distance from the starting point A = (AB - EB) = (75 - 40)m = 35 m.
7. A)
Rohan’s rank from the top = 15-4 = 11th
Rohan’s rank from the bottom = 20+1 11 =10th
8. C) In statements A and B, the common code word is 'na' and the common word is 'water'.
So, 'na' means 'water'.
In statements B and D, the common code word is 'jo' and the common word is 'life'.
So, 'jo' means 'life'.
Thus, in statements B, 'tod' represents 'is'.
9. C)
10. D)