Sectional
Test for Bank Exams (Set  31)
ENGLISH
Directions (1 – 5): Read
each sentence to find
out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be
one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no
error, the answer is (e). (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
1. With Saudi
Arabia, UAE, Bahrain(A)/and Egypt cutting out ties (B)/with Qatar, the Arab
world has (C)/plunged into further turmoil.(D)
2. This weekend,
a challenge issued by the Election(A) Commission to doubters to prove that electronic(B)
voting machines could be tampered ended (C)/predictably: no one took up the
challenge.(D)
3. On November
8, when the prime minister announced demonetization (A)/of all 500 and 1,000
rupee notes freezing 86% of (B)/India’s economy, it was indeed a surgical (C)/strike
at unaccounted cash on the economy.(D)
4. In a regime
which terrorizes business and entrepreneurs,(A)/ where the taxman is allowed to
become an extortionist, (B)/where investigation agencies are hand on glove
with(C)/ government, business cannot hope to flourish.(D)
5. Disagreement
among India’s top(A)/ policymakers over the appropriate(B)/ interest rate are
neither(C)/ new nor entirely unexpected.(D)
Direction (610): In each
of the following questions, two sentences are given. Each sentence has blank in
it. Five words A),(B), (C) , (D) and (E) are suggested. Out of these, only one
fits at both the places in context of each sentence. Number of that word is the
answer.
6. I. The clown at the
party was so ________ that all I heard for 3 hours was his annoying laugh.
II. The basketball fans
were ______ throughput the championship match.
A) tranquil
B) serene
C) bluster
D)
obstreperous
E) None of
these.
7. I. People think that
online flash games ________ their minds and rejuvenate their souls.
II. Read this article to
find out how to _____________ your creative inspiration today.
A)
Reinvigorate
B) Regenerate
C) Indolence
D) Intensify
E) None of
these
8. I. Even the police were
horrified at the_______ nature of the killings.
II. It adds a __________
touch to the bones from the hospital.
A) Pleasing
B) Cheerful
C) Macabre
D)
Resplendent
E) Beauteous
9. I. They chose a
fashionably _____ look for the kitchen.
II. The driver and guard
wore ____smocks in keeping.
A)
Fashionable
B) Contemporary
C) Plain
D) Rustic
E) None of
these.
10. I. Jobs requiring mere
brawn are ________, replaced by lowerpaid jobs requiring skill, education and
a high degree of interpersonal polish.
II. There was no doubt
that he could write well about high society, but the market for that sort of
thing was _________.
A)
Accelerating
B) Dwindling
C) Burgeoning
D) Soaring
E) None of
these.
Answers:
1. B) cutting off is the correct phrase.
2. C) Tampered is to be followed by
“with”. Tampered with is the correct usage.
3. D) In the economy.
4. C) Hand in glove is the idiom
that means working together.
5. A) Disagreements will be used
here.
6. D) obstreperous – noisy and difficult to
control.
Tranquil
– calm…. serene – calm or composed …..bluster – talk in a loud, aggressive way
7. A) Reinvigorate – give new energy
or strength to
Indolence
– laziness
8. C) Macabre – horrible or dreadful
Resplendent
– glorious …beauteous – beautiful
9. D) Rustic – rural or ordinary
10. B) dwindling – diminishing or
decreasing
Burgeoning
– increasing…..soaring – rising
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Directions (1 – 5): In each
of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve
both the equations and give answer.
a) if x >
y
b) if x ≥ y
c) if x <
y
d) if x ≤ y
e) if x = y
or no relation can be established between x and y.
1. I. 3x^2 – 29x
+ 56 = 0 II. 3y^2 – 5y – 8 = 0
2. I. 15x^2 –
41x + 14 = 0 II. 2y^2 – 13y + 20 = 0
3. I. 5x^2 + 26x
– 24 = 0 II. 5y^2 – 34y + 24 = 0
4. I. x^2  26x
+ 168 = 0 II. y^2  25y + 156 = 0
5. I. x^2  13x
+ 42 = 0 II. y^2 + y  42 = 0
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following graph carefully and answer the
questions given below.
Number
of final year students recruited for three different posts in six different
companies
A) 2400
B) 2500
C) 2800
D) 2300
E) None of
these
7. The number of students
recruited in Junior Programmer in Microsoft was what percentage of students
recruited in Data entry operator in Wipro?
A) 62.5
B) 140
C) 160
D) 95
E) 180
8. What was the respective
ratio between the number of students recruited for Network Administrator in the
TCS and the number of students recruited for Data entry operator in the Intel?
A) 2:5
B) 2:15
C) 5:3
D) 1:5
E) None of
these
9. If 35 percent of
students recruited in Network Administration in the Infosys were females then
what is the number of males recruited in that company?
A) 1425
B) 2500
C) 875
D) 1625
E) None of
these
10. What is the average of
students recruited in Data entry operator in all the three companies?
A) 3500
B) 4000
C) 4500
D) 5500
E) None of
these
Answers:
1. B) I. 3x^2  29x + 56 = 0
or
3x^2  21x  8x + 56 = 0
or
3x(x  7)  8(x  7) = 0
or
(3x  8) (x  7) = 0
x
= 8/3, 7
II.
3y^2  5y  8 = 0
or
3y^2 + 3y  8y  8 = 0
or
3y(y + 1)  8(y + 1) = 0
or
(3y  8) (y + 1) = 0
or
(3y  8) (y + 1) = 0
y
= 1, 8/3
x
≥ y
2. C) I. 15x^2  41x + 14 = 0
or
15x^2  6x  35x + 14 = 0
or
3x(5x  2)  7(5x  2) = 0
or
(3x  7)(5x  2) = 0
x
= 7/3, 2/5
II.
2y^2  13y + 20 = 0
or
2y^2  8y  5y + 20 = 0
or
2y(y  4)  5(y  4) = 0
or
(2y  5) (y  4) = 0
y
= 4, 5/ 2
x
< y
3. D) I. 5x^2 + 26x  24 = 0
or
5x^2 + 30x  4x  24 = 0
or
5x(x + 6)  4(x + 6) = 0
or
(5x  4) (x + 6) = 0
x
= 4/5,  6
II.
5y^2  30y  4y + 24 = 0
or
5y(y  6)  4(y  6) = 0
or
(5y  4) (y  6) = 0 4
y
= 4/5, 6
x
≤ y
4. E) I. x^2  26x + 168 = 0
x^2
 12x  14x + 168 = 0
x
(x  12)  14(x  12) = 0
(x
 12) (x  14) = 0
x
= 12, 14
II.
y^2  25y + 156 = 0
y^2
 13y  12y + 156 = 0
y
(y  13)  12(y  13) = 0
(y
 12) (y  13) = 0
y
= 12, 13
Hence,
no relation can be established between x and y
5. B) I. x^2  13y + 42 = 0
x^2
 6x  7x + 42 = 0
x(x
 6)  7(x  6) = 0
(x
 6) (x  7) = 0
x
= 6, 7
II.
y^2 + y  42 = 0
y^2
+ 7y  6x  42 = 0
y(y
+ 7)  6(y + 7) = 0
(y
 6)(y + 7) = 0
y
= 6,  7
x
≥ y
6. B) The number of students
recruited for the post of Junior Programmer over all the companies =
1000+1000+1500+2500+4000+5000=15,000
∴ required
average = 15000/6 = 2500
7. C) Required percentage = (40/25)
× 100= 160.
8. A) Required ratio = 10 : 25 = 2
:5.
9. D) The number of males in Infosys
= (100 – 35) % of 2500 = 65% of 2500
=
(65/100) × 2500 = 1625
10. C) Required total=
(15+25+45+25+75+85)×100 = 27000
∴ the average
= 27000/6 = 4500.
REASONING
Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the information
given below.
12
family members – Rahul, Preeti, Sahil, Rani, Seema, Amit, Dheeraj, Parul,
Kavya, Manish, Neena, and Nitin have birthdays in January, February, March,
July, September and December. February has 28 days. The birthday is either on
22 or 28 on any of the months. They have different ages. Also the age of the
ones having birthday in months having odd number of days is even and
viceversa. Like if Sahil has birthday in February (even number of days), his
age is an odd number.
Preeti’s
birthday is on February 22. Her birthday is before the birthday of the one
having age 36 years. Age of Manish is 11 years. 3 people have birthdays between
Manish’s and Seema’s birthday. Manish’s birthday is not on 22nd of any month. 3
people have birthdays between Sahil and one having age 68 years. Sahil’s
birthday is before the one having age 68 years. 2 people have birthdays between
Kavya and one having age 68 years. Rahul and Kavya have birthdays in same
month. Sahil’s birthday is not in March. 2 people have birthdays between Amit
and one having age 8 years. Amit’s birthday is before the one having age 8
years. Amit’s birthday is not in September. Rahul is not the youngest member in
the family. Nobody has age less than 8 years. 2 people have birthdays between
Rahul and one having age 23 years. Sum of ages of Preeti and Amit is 105 years.
Sum of ages of Nitin and Kavya is 10 less than the age of Preeti. Neena and one
having age 40 years have birthdays in same month. Neena’s age is less than 40
years. 4 people have birthdays between Rahul and one having age 40 years. The
average age of Neena and Rani is 45 years. Sum of ages of Neena and Kavya is 6
less than that of Dheeraj’s age. The average age of Sahil, Seema and Neena is
24 years. The age difference in Sahil’s and Seema’s age is 18 years. Sahil is
younger to Seema. Age of one of the members is 64 years.
1. What is the age of
Neena?
A) 24 years
B) 26 years
C) 20 years
D) Other than
those in options
E) 28 years
2. Whose birthday falls on
28th December?
A) Parul
B) Nitin
C) Dheeraj
D) Rani
E) Cannot be
determined
3. How many birthdays are
there between the birthdays of Parul and one with age 19 years?
A) Three
B) Four
C) One
D) Other than
those given in options
E) Six
4. How many members are
younger to Rahul?
A) Two
B) Eight
C) Five
D) Three
E) Seven
5. Who is 14 years old?
A) Seema
B) Sahil
C) Nitin
D) Rahul
E) Dheeraj
Directions (6 – 10): In
each of the questions below are given two/three statements followed by two
conclusions numbered I & II. You have to take the given statements to be
true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all
the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows
from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
6. Statements: All metals
are black.
Some pots are black. No
black is thread.
Conclusions: I. At least
some thread are pots.
II. All thread being pot
is a possibility
III. Some metals are
black.
A) Only I
follows
B) Only II
and III follows
C) All follow
D) None
follows
E) Only I and
III follows
7. Statements: Some boys
are rude.
Some rude are human. All
human are good.
Conclusions: I. All human
being boys is a possibility.
II. At least some rude are
good.
III. Some good are not
boys.
A) Only I
follows
B) only II
and III follows
C) All follow
D) Only I and
III follows
E) None of
these
8. Statements: Some trains
are metro.
No bus is a train. All
taxi is a metro.
Conclusions: I. Some metro
is not a bus.
II. At least some taxi is
a bus.
III. All bus being metro
is a possibility.
A) Only I
follows
B) Only II
and III follows
C) All follow
D) Only I and
III follow
E) None
follows
9. Statements: All
managers are clerk.
Some boss is a clerk. All
peons are boss.
Conclusions: I. All boss
is a peon.
II. No manger is boss.
III. All manager being
peon is a possibility.
A) Only I
follows
B) Only III
follows
C) Only II
follows
D) None
follows
E) Only I and
III follow
10. Statements: No chain
is gold.
Some metal is chain. Some
pots are gold.
Conclusions: I. Some pots
are not chain.
II. All metal being gold
is a possibility.
III. Some pots are metal.
A) Only I
follow
B) Only II
and III follows
C) All
follows
D) None
follows
E) Only I and
III follows
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Month

Date 22nd, Person (Age)

Date 28th, Person (Age)

January

Sahil (14)

Rani (64)

February

Preeti (37)

Parul (23)

March

Amith (68)

Seema (32)

July

Rahul (36)

Kavya (8)

September

Nitin (19)

Manish (11)

December

Neena (26)

Dheeraj (40)

1. B)
2. C) 3. B) 4. E)
5. B)
6. D)
7. E)
8. D)
9. B)
10. A)