Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set  33)
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”.
Policymakers in India frequently have to make decisions that they hope
will influence variables such as the number of jobs created, the _(1)_ purchasing
power of agricultural workers and landholders, and so on. However, worryingly,
the data that are generally used to address these questions have gaps in their
timing, or _(2)_ incomplete in their coverage. It is welcome,
therefore, that the government has chosen to move forward with an attempt to
remedy this situation. The vicechairperson of the NITI Aayog, recently said
that a task force _(3)_ last month would prioritize
commissioning householdlevel surveys; he mentioned, specifically, that there
would be an annual jobs survey and quarterly estimates of urban employment. It
is hoped that these new surveys will be more reliable and comprehensive, and
thus be a _(4)_ improvement over the current situation. While
several different estimates of unemployment and employment emerge from various
state and quasistate institutions, from 2010, the Labour Bureau in Chandigarh
has also been conducting an annual employmentunemployment survey, the last
iteration of which sampled 156,563 households. Any replacement survey will have
to be quicker and more frequent than this survey, as well as more reliable. It
will also have to look _(5)_ indicators other than the simple
rate of unemployment, which is not very informative in the Indian context. The
data will have to be granular, and adapted to the peculiarities of the Indian
labour market.
1. A) separate B) approximate C) relative D) independent
E) None of these
2. A) is B) are C) was D) were E) None of these
3. A) create B) assigned C) appointed D) created E)
None of these
4. A) considerable B) reasonable C) minute D) much
E) None of these
5. A) At B) to C) in D) from E) None of these
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.
The
situation has become (a)/ worse as the banks had become(b)/ lenient in
giving(c)/ credit to consumers. (d)/ No error(e)
7.
Amendment
would benefit (a)/ the children who have been (b)/ working in various
industries now and (c)/ they can concentrate in education. (d)/No error(e)
8.
Mobile
devices have become smarter(a)/ and most intuitive leaving customers(b)/ spoilt
with a choice of(c)/ different mobile offerings. (d)/No error(e)
9.
Most
broad based taxes are(a)/ assigned to the centre while(b)/ most expenditure
function is(c)/ assigned to states. (d)/No error(e)
10. Innovative methods are
being(a)/ tried from the companies to(b)/ lure customers like financing of
cycles(c)/ and free insurance packages. (d)/No error(e)
Answers with Explanations:
1. A) ‘Relative’
means with respect to, which is useful in the sentence.
2. B) Present
tense and plural form.
3. C) ‘Appointed’
means to be given a task.
4. A) Considerable
is positive if compared to other options.
5. A) The
preposition is appropriate according to the use in sentence.
6. B) The
sentence is in simple present tense, while the helping verb used here is ‘had’.
7.
D) The preposition ‘in’ is incorrect. The correct
one is ‘on’.
8.
B) In the sentence, comparative degree of
adjective is used, while in this part , superlative is used. ‘Most’ will be
replaced by ‘more’.
9.
C) According to the meaning of the sentence,
plural form will be used, i.e., ‘functions are’.
10.
B) ‘From’ preposition is wrong here, ‘by’ will
come.
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
1. Fresh apples contain 70% water by weight, whereas dried apples
contain 4% water by weight. How many kg of dried apples can be obtained from 24
kg of fresh apples?
A) 9.3 kg
B) 7.1 kg
C) 8.2 kg
D) 7.5 kg
E) 9.8 kg
2. There are 420 students residing in a hostel. If the students increase
by 100, the expenses of the mess increase by Rs 500 per month, while the
average expenditure per head diminishes by Rs 25. What is the original monthly
expense of the mess?
A) Rs 105
B) Rs 120
C) Rs 135
D) Rs 180
E) Rs 165
3. Points A and B are 45 km apart. Boat P can cover downstream from A to
B and back from B to A in a total of 20 hours. Another boat Q can cover the
same distance in a total of 8 hours. If the speed of boat P is half the speed
of boat Q, then what is the speed of current?
A) 3 km/hr
B) 8 km/hr
C) 6 km/hr
D) 10 km/hr
E) 12 km/hr
4. On selling rice for Rs 120 per kg, a shopkeeper incurs a loss of 10%.
What will be the amount of rice sold, if there was a net loss of Rs 40?
A) 5 kg
B) 2.5 kg
C) 4 kg
D) 3 kg
E) 4.5 kg
5. Can A contains 108 l of milk of milk and water in ratio 7 : 1.
Another can B contains milk and water in ratio 6 : 1. If the mixtures of both
the cans are mixed in another can, the respective ratio becomes 13 : 2. Find
the amount of new mixture formed?
A) 94.5 l
B) 119.5 l
C) 143.5 l
D) 187.5 l
E) 202.5 l
6. A letter is chosen at random from ‘MENTORFORBANKEXAMS’. What is the
probability that it is a vowel?
A) 1/5
B) 1/6
C) 1/2
D) 1/3
E) 5/18
7. A shopkeeper bought rice at the rate of 12 Rs/kg. While selling he
uses false weights of 750 gms instead of 1 kg. If he sells rice making a profit
of 60%, then he sold rice at what rate (per kg)?
A) Rs 16.9
B) Rs 15.7
C) Rs 12.8
D) Rs 14.4
E) Rs 15.3
8. A sum of Rs 6800 is deposited in two schemes. One part is deposited
in Scheme A which offers 12% rate of interest. Remaining part is invested in
Scheme B which offers 10% rate of interest compounded annually. If interest
obtained in scheme A after 5 years is Rs 678 more than the interest obtained in
scheme B after 2 years, find the part deposited in scheme A.
A) Rs 4200
B) Rs 3900
C) Rs 3400
D) Rs 2600
E) Rs 3000
9. Ratio of age of A 3 years hence to C 4 years hence is 6 : 7. Age of B
is 9 years greater than the age of A and the ratio of age of B 2 years ago to
that of C 8 years ago is 4 : 3. Find the sum of all of A, B and C’s present
ages.
A) 134
B) 129
C) 124
D) 108
E) 113
10. A and B started a business by investing Rs 2400 and Rs 2000
respectively. After 6 months A added Rs 900 while B added Rs 700 to their
respective investments. If after a year, out of total profit share of A is Rs
2500 more than the share of B, find the total profit.
A) Rs 34000
B) Rs 25000
C) Rs 29000
D) Rs 31000
E) Rs 26000
Solutions:
1.
D) In 24 kg of
apples, water is 70%, so pulp is 30% =
30% of 24kg = 7.2 kg
Let total of x kg dried apples is to be obtained
from 24 kg of fresh apples.
So in this x kg dried apples, 96% should be pulp to
have 4% water. So
96% of x = 7.2 kg
Solve, x = 7.5 kg
2.
C) Let original monthly expense of the mess = Rs
x
So 520 (x – 25) – 420x = 500 [520 is (420+100)] Solve, x = Rs 135
3.
A) Speed of boat Q in still water = 2x km/hr, then
of boat P = x km/hr.
Let speed of current = y km/hr
So, 45/(x + y)
+ 45/(x – y) = 20
And also, 45/(2x + y) + 45/(2x – y)
= 8
Solve both equations, y = 3 km/hr
4.
D) 10% of total CP = Rs 40
So 100% = Rs 400, means total CP = Rs 400
So SP = 400 – 40 = Rs 360
So total rice sold at this price = 360/120 =
3kg
5.
E) By rule of allegation:
(108 l)………..…………..(x l)
1/8………………………1/7
…………..……2/15
1/7*15………………….1/8*15
So ratio is 1/7*15 : 1/8*15 = 8 : 7
So 108/x = 8/7
Solve, x = 94.5 l
So total mixture formed is 108 + 94.5 = 202.5 l
6.
D) There are total 18 letters in “MENTORFORBANKEXAMS”
And total 5 vowels – 2 A’s, 2 E’s, 2 O’s
So probability is 6/18 = 1/3
7.
D) When he uses 750 gms instead of 1000 gms. He
makes a profit of
(1000750)/750 × 100 = 100/3%
Let on CP he gains x%.
So using successive formula:
100/3 + x + (100/3 * x)/100 = 60
Solve x = 20 %
Now CP is Rs 12. Profit % is 20 %
Find SP.
SP = 120% of 12 = Rs 14.4 per kg.
8.
D) (6800x)*12*5/100 = x [ (1 + 10/100)^2– 1] +
678
68*12*5 – 60x/100 = 21x/100 + 678
Solve, x = Rs 4200
So in scheme A = 68004200 = Rs 2600
9.
E) (A+3)/(C+4) = 6/7
B = 9 + A
(B2)/(C8) = 4/3
Solve all, A = 33, B = 42, = 38
10.
E) Ratio of shares A : B is
2400*6 + 3300*6 : 2000*6 + 2700*6
24 + 33 : 20 + 27
57 : 47
So (5747)/(57+47) * x = 2500
Solve, x = Rs 26000
REASONING
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following
information carefully and answer the questions given below:
There are nine persons Anil, Balaji, Chaitu, Dinesh,
Eswar, Feriq, Ganesh, Hari and Ishant stay on a nine floors building, but not
necessarily in the same order. Only one person stays on each floor. All of them
have either Bike or Car of different colours i.e. yellow, golden, red, orange,
purple, black, white, silver and grey, but not necessarily in the same order.
Only five of them have Car. The ground floor is numbered 1 and the topmost
floor is numbered 9. There are two floors between the floors on which the
persons having a black Bike and silver Car stay. Chaitu owns a red Bike. Feriq
does not own a grey Bike. Anil stays on even numbered floor below the even
numbered floor on which Hari stays. The one who owns a purple Car stays on the
fourth floor. Dinesh stays on the second floor and owns the orange Car. The one
who owns the golden Car stays on the topmost floor. Anil does not own a white
Car. Feriq owns a black Bike and stays on an oddnumbered floor. There is only
one floor between the floors on which Ferriq and Ganesh stay. Eswar stays
immediate above the floor on which Ishant stay. Ganesh does not stay on the
ground floor. Balaji stays immediate above the floor on which Hari stay. There
are three floors between the floors on which Chaitu and Feriq stay. The one who
owns the silver car stays immediate above Ganesh. Eswar stays on the fourth
floor. The one who owns the grey Bike stays on the third floor.
1. What is the colour of the Car of the person who stays on the 4th
floor?
a) Red
b) White
c) Orange
d) Purple
e) Yellow
2. How many persons are in between the one
who has a golden car and the one who stays on the 4th floor?
a) Five
b) Three
c) Seven
d) Four
e) None of these
3. Who lives on the 7th floor?
a) The one who has a white car
b) Balaji
c) Ganesh
d) Both (a) and (c)
e)The one who has a silver car
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
a) Red
b) White
c) Golden
d) Silver
e) Grey
5. Which of the following coloured bike does Feriq have?
a) Yellow
b) Red
c) Purple
d) Grey
e) Black
Directions (6 – 10): Each question below is
followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of
the arguments is ‘strong’ and which is ‘weak’.
6. Statement: Should the rule of
wearing helmet for both driver and pillion rider while driving a motor bike be
enforced strictly?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it is a rules and less should be followed
strictly by all.
II. No, each individual knows how to protect his own
life and it should be left to his discretion.
III. No, it does not ensure safety as only the head
is protected and rest of the body is not.
IV. Yes, it is a necessity as head, being the most
sensitive organ, is protected by all helmet.
a) None is strong
b) I and III are strong
c) I and IV are strong
d) II and IV are strong
e) All are strong
7. Statement: Should be income generated out of agriculture activities be taxed?
Arguments:
I. No, farmers are otherwise suffering from natural
calamities and low yield coupled with low procurement price and their income
should not be taxed.
II. Yes, majority of the population is dependent on
agriculture and hence their income should be taxed to augment the
resources.
III. Yes, many big farmers earn much more than the
majority of the service earners and they should be teased to remove the
disparity.
a) All are strong
b) I and II are strong
c) II and III are strong
d) All are strong
e) None of these
8. Statement: Should all the indirect taxes in India be combined into a single tax on
all commodities?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will considerably simplify the tax
collection mechanism and the cost of collecting tax will also reduce.
II. Yes, the manufacturers and traders will be
benefited by this which is turn will boost tax collection.
III. No, no other country has adopted such system.
a) None is strong
b) I and II are strong
c) Only II is strong
d) II and III are strong
e) None of these
9. Statement: Should all the
management institutes in the country be brought under government control?
Arguments:
I. No, the government does not have adequate
resources to run such institutes effectively.
II. No, each institute should be given freedom to
function on its own.
III. Yes, this will enable to have standardized
education for all the students.
IV. Yes, only then the quality of education would be
improved.
(a) None is strong
(b) I, II and III are strong
(c) I and II are strong
(d) All are strong
(e) Only III is strong
10. Statement: Should be consumption
of aerated drinks be banned in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this is the only way to reduce the risk of
exposing people to some diseases.
II. No, each individual should have right to choose
what he wants.
III. No, there is no confirmed evidence that such
products have adverse effects on human body.
IV. Yes, it is banned in many other countries also.
a) Only I is strong
b) I and II are strong
c) Only III is strong
d) I and IV are strong
e) All are strong
Solutions:
(1 –
5):
Floor

Person

Colour

Vehicle

9

Balaji

Gold

Car

8

Hari

Silver

Car

7

Ganesh

White

Car

6

Anil

Yellow

Bike

5

Feriq

Black

Bike

4

Eswar

Purple

Car

3

Ishant

Grey

Bike

2

Dinesh

Orange

Car

1

Chaitu

Red

Bike

1. D) 2. D)
3. D) 4. D) 5. E)
6. C) Argument I and IV are strong because the rule of wearing helmet for both
driver and pillion rider while driving a moton bike should be followed strictly
by all. It protects our head which is the most sensitive organ of human body.
7. C)
Argument II and III are strong because many
farmers earn more money that service class people and a huge amount of tax can
be collected if income tax is implemented on farmers.
8. E)
Argument I and II are strong because a single
tax will simplify the tax collection mechanism and manufacturers and traders
will be benefited by it. What other countries are doing, we should not adopt
that blindly. So, Argument III is not strong.
9.
A) Clearly, none of the argument is strong.
10.
C) Argument I is not strong due to the word
‘only’. Three are some law which stop an individual to do wrong acts which he
wants. So, argument II is not strong. Argument III is strong because there is
no confirmed evidence that such products have adverse effects on human body.
What other countries are doing. We should not follow that blindly. So, argument
IV is not strong.