Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set - 34)

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Sectional Test for Bank Exams (Set - 34)
Directions (1 – 5): In the following passage, a set of seven statements denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) are given. Keeping (A) as the first statement, rearrange the other six statements (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) & (G) to make a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions that follow.
(A) Galileo Galleli was one of the greatest scientific pioneers who is still remembered.
(B) It darkened his life and all his achievements.
(C) It shows us the new worlds of the heavens, stars, etc.
(D) The Church imposed a ban on him.
(E) Despite his fame, his support of the Copernican Theory that the earth moved round the sun created problem for him.
(F) It was because of this, that he was held in high esteem.
(G) His name lives on as that of an astronomer who perfected the refracting telescope.
1. Which of the following should be the SECOND statement after rearrangement ?
A) C
B) D
C) E
D) F
E) G
2. Which of the following should be the THIRD statement after rearrangement ?
A) C
B) D
C) E
D) F
E) G
3. Which of the following should be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement ?
A) B
B) C
C) D
D) E
E) F
4. Which of the following should be the SIXTH statement after rearrangement ?
A) B
B) C
C) D
D) E
E) F
5. Which of the following should be the SEVENTH (LAST) statement after rearrangement ?
A) B
B) C
C) D
D) E
E) F
Directions (6 – 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it The error, if 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), ie ‘No error’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. Our country can contribute (A) / to the mitigation of global warming (B) / by protecting forests (C) / and starting at afforestation programme. (D)/ No error (E)
7. The task for ensuring employment (A) / for the labour force has been (B) /a persistent concern throughout (C) / India’s post-independence development. (D)/ No error (E)
8. Psychologists have been documenting (A) / the emotional and physical (B) /effect of (C) / negative political advertisements. (D)/ No error (E)
9. India’s efforts that are (A) / aimed at controlling (B) / infectious diseases is likely (C) / to show only partial success. (D)/ No error (E)
10. The magazine industry (A) / in India (B) / has been going from (C) / confusing times. (D)/ No error (E)
(1 – 5):
The correct sequence is AGCFEDB.
Sentence A fits in the beginning as it introduces the subject, Galileo Galleli. GCF can be established as a sequence because ‘his’ in G refers to Galileo Galleli. The sentence talks about his invention (telescope). ‘It’ in C refers to ‘telescope’ in G that shows stars and other heavenly bodies. F follows next because it talks about the fame that he gained from his telescope. EDB is another sequence where E talks about his Copernican Theory. ‘Problem’ mentioned in E is described in D. B concludes the paragraph by stating that the ban that was imposed on him darkened his life and achievements. The second sentence is G.
1. E)   2. A)   3. D)   4. C)   5. A)  
6. D) ‘At’ is redundant.
7. A) ‘For’ should be replaced by ‘of’.
8. C) ‘Effect’ should be in plural since the effect on two factors, i.e., emotional and physical, has been talked about.
9. C) ‘Is’ should be replaced by ‘are’ since ‘efforts’ is plural.
10. C) ‘From’ should be replaced by ‘through’.
1. A 200m long train crosses a platform of double its length in 36s. What is the speed of the train in km/h?
A) 60
B) 48
C) 64
D) 66
E) None of these
2. Work done by A in one day is half of the work done by B in one day. Work done by B is half of the work done by C in one day. If C alone can complete the work in 7 days, in how many days can A, B and C together complete the work?
A) 28
B) 14
C) 4
D) 21
E) None of these
3. The number obtained by interchanging the digits of a two digit number is less than the original number by 63. If the sum of the digits of the number is 11, what is the original number?
A) 29
B) 92
C) 74
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
4. The simple interest accrued on an amount of Rs. 84000 at the end of 3 yr is Rs. 30240. What would be the compound interest accrued on the same amount at the same rate for the same period?
A) Rs. 30013.95
B) Rs. 31013.95
C) Rs. 32013.95
D) Rs. 33013.95
E) Rs. 34013.95
5. The total of the ages of a class of 75 girls is 1050. The average age of 25 of them is 12 yr and that of another 25 is 16 yr. Find the average age of remaining girls.
A) 12 yr
B) 13 yr
C) 14 yr
D) 15 yr
E) Noe of these
6. One-fifth of a number is 81. What will 68% of that number be?
A) 195.2
B) 275.4
C) 225.6
D) 165.8
E) None of these
7. In a class of 40 students and 8 teachers, each students got sweets that are 20% of the total number of students and each teacher got sweets that are 25% of the total number of students. How many sweets were there?
A) 420
B) 400
C) 320
D) 360
E) None of these
8. Ms. Winkey invests 11% of her monthly salary, i.E) Rs. 5236 in Fixed Deposits. Later, she invests 19% of her monthly salary on Life Insurance Policy; also she invests another 7% of her monthly salary in Mutual Funds. What is the total annual amount invested by Ms. Winkey?
A) Rs. 211344
B) Rs. 17612
C) 105672
D) 35224
E) None of these
9. The profit earned after selling an article for Rs. 996 is the same as loss incurred after selling the article for Rs. 894. What is the cost price of the article?
A) 935
B) 905
C) 945
D) 975
E) None of the above
10. The ages of Nishi and Vinnee are in the ratio of 6 : 5 respectively. After 9 years the ratio of their ages will be 9 : 8 . What is the difference in their ages?
A) 9 yr
B) 7 yr
C) 5 yr
D) 3 yr
E) None of these
1. A) Speed of the train = 200+400/36 = 600/36 = 50/3 m/s
Thus, 50/3 x 18/5 = 60 km/hr
2. C) Suppose A does work a work in x days
B does similar work in x/2 days and C does in x/4 days
x/4 = 7/1
x = 28
So, 1/28 + 1/14 + 1/7 = ¼
3. B) Suppose the number is 10x + y
So, (10x + y) – (10y + x) = 63
x – y = 7
and x + y = 11
Solving both we get, x = 9 and y = 2
So, the req number = 92
4. E) Rate per annum = 30240*100/84000*3 = 12%
CI = 84000[(1 + 12/100)³ – 1]
= Rs. 34013.95
5. C) Avg age of the remaining girls = [1050 – (25 x 12 + 25 x 16)]/25 = 14 years
6. B) Suppose the number is x
x * 1/5 = 81
x = 405
then, x * 68/100 = 405 * 68/100 = 275.4
7. B) Total number = 40 x 40*20/100 + 8 x 40*25/100 = 400
8. A) Suppose, the monthly salary of Ms. Winkey is x rupees.
x * 11/100 = 5236
x = 47600
Total annual amount invested by Ms. Winkey = 47600(11/100 + 19/100 + 7/100) x 12 = 211344
9. C) The cost price of the aricle = 996 + 894 / 2 = Rs. 945
10. D) Suppose the ages of Nishi and Vinnee are 6x and 5x yr.
So, 6x + 9 / 5x + 9 = 9 / 8
x = 3
Req diff = 6x – 5x = 3 years
1. Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows.
BPOs are spending humongous amount of money on the accent training of its employees in English language. Yet, India as a BPO service provider is still challenged by the American accent of its customers.
Which of the following can be inferred from the given statement? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information.)
A) English is very difficult to understand.
B) American accent is unusual and funny.
C) You cannot understand a language if it’s not yours.
D) Americans make illegitimate demands on Indians.
E) Some BPO employees in India find it difficult to understand the American accent of the English language.
2. In the question given below, a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: There have been plenty of instances of dacoity and looting in many passenger trains this year.
Courses of action:
I. The railway authority should immediately deploy one policeman in each compartment in all the passenger trains.
II. The passengers travelling by train should be given training on how to tackle dacoits and looters.
A) only Course of action I follows.
B) only Course of action II follows.
C) either Course of action I or Course of action II (but not both) follows.
D) neither Course of action I nor Course of action II follows.
E) both Course of action I and Course of action II follow.
3. Given below is a passage followed by an inference which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine the inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07, Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India’s share of services, at 40% of GDP, was consistent with the average for low income countries, considering India’s per capita income. By 2001, its share in India’s GDP, at 50% of the GDP was five percentage points higher, compared to the average for low-income countries. Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the work force still engaged in agriculture, and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated – defying a styled fact in economics.
Inference: Share of services sector in India’s GDP has crossed the half way mark in early 2000.
A) the inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of the given facts.
B) the inference is ‘probably true’ though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the given facts.
C) the ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the given facts you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
D) the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the given facts.
E) the inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the given facts or it contradicts the given facts.
4. The question given below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the argument is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.
Statement: Should the Government substantially increase the tax on water supplied to the farmers for the irrigation of their fields?
I. No, the farmers are even otherwise hard pressed to meet their expenditure for cultivating their lands.
II. Yes, the rich farmers make huge profits, as the water tax for irrigation is considerably lower than otherwise.
A) only argument I is strong.
B) only argument II is strong.
C) either argument I or II is strong.
D) neither argument I nor II is strong.
E) both arguments I and II are strong.
5. In each question given below, four statements are followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Statements: Some grapes are apples. Some apples are bananas. All bananas are guavas. No guava is pomegranates.
I. No grapes are pomegranates.
II. Some guavas are grapes.
III. Some guavas are apples.
IV. No bananas are pomegranates.
A) Only II and III follow
B) Either I or III follow
C) Both III and IV follow
D) All I, II, III and IV
E) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): In the following questions, the symbols @, %, $, & and # are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:
‘P@Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’
‘P%Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’
‘P$Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’
‘P&Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’
‘P#Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.
6. Statements: A@B, B$C, C#D, D%E
I. A@D
A) Only II is true
B) Only II and either III or IV are ture
C) Only I is true
D) Only III is true
E) Both III and IV are true
7. Statements: M&N, N@O, O$P, P#Q
I. M@P
A) Only I is true
B) Only II is true
C) Either II or III is true
D) Either III or IV is true
E) None of these
8. Statements: W%X, X#Y, Y$Z, Z&V
I. V$X
A) Only I is true
B) Only III is true
C) Either II or IV is true
D) Either II or III is true
E) Both III and IV are true
9. Statements: A&B, D$B, C#D, E%C
I. A$C
A) Only I is true
B) Only III is true
C) Either I or IV is true
D) Both II and III are true
E) None is true
10. Statements: Q$N, N#M, P%N, O$M
I. Q$O
A) Only I is true
B) Only II is true
C) Both I and II are true
D) Both III and IV are true
E) None is true
1. E) Option (E) is the correct answer because the statement mentions that the BPOs in India are being ‘challenged by’ the American accent of their customers, which means that Indian employees find its difficult to understand their customer’s language because of their American accent.
2. D) The problem mentioned in the statement is decoity and looting in passenger trains. Course of action I does not follow because it is impracticable to arrange for so many policemen. Course of action II also does not follow because training each and every passenger of every passenger train is also not feasible.
3. C)
4. A) If the farmers are already meeting the expenditure of cultivating their lands with great difficulty, then it is a strong reason for the government to not increase the water tax for farmers. Therefore, argument I is a strong. Argument II is weak because it only talks about ‘rich farmers’. Hence, option (A) is the correct answer.
5. C)
6. A)   7. A)   8. B)   9. C)   10. B)