SBI Bank PO Previous Exam Paper-G.k.

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1.Suresh is taller than Prabhu but shorter than Ram, Prabhu is as tall as Neeraj but taller than Nilesh.  Which of the following statements is definitely true for Neeraj?

(a)Neeraj is shorter than Nilesh

(b)Neeraj is the tallest

(c)Neeraj is the shortest

(d)Neeraj is taller than Nilesh

(e)None of these

Ans : ( d )

2.How many such pairs of letters are there in the word STAINLESS each of which has as many letters between them in the word as they have in the English alphabet, in the same sequence?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( e )

3.What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following sequence?






(e)None of these

Ans : ( b )

4.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group.  Which is the one that does not belong to that group?






Ans : ( c )

5.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group which is the one that does not belong to that group?






Ans : ( a )

6.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group.  Which is the one that does not belong to that group?






Ans : ( b )

7.If water is called food, food is called drink, drink is called blue, blue is called red, red is called white and white is called brown, then what is the colour

of blood?






Ans : ( d )

8.In a certain code language, the word ENQUIRY is written as YRIUQNE.   How will the word REQUIRE be written in the code language ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c )

9.In a certain code language DESERT is written RTSEDE.  How will the word FAULTS the written in that code language?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a )

10.How many meaningful English word can be formed by using the second, the fifth, the seventh and the tenth letters of the word APPROPRIATION, each only once, but in different sequence ?




(d)None of these

(e)More than three

Ans : ( a )

Directions (Qs. 11-15) :What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions?

11.7589- ? = 3434





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 4155

12. 300 + (10)2 x 2 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 500

13.  12.05 x 5.4 Õ 0.6 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 108.45

14.   2435 Õ 24 = 24?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 2.5

15.   78 x 14 + 7645 – ? = 8247





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 490

Directions (Qs. 16?17) :

I.?P + Q? means P is the brother of Q

II.?P x Q? means P is the mother of Q

III.?P Õ Q? means P is the sister of Q

IV.?P ? Q? means Q is the father of P

16.Which of the following represents ?B is the material uncle of C?

(a)B + A x C

(b)B x C + A

(c)B Õ C + A

(d)B x A + c

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) B + A x C

17.Which of the following statements is not necessary to answer the above question?

(a)Only I and II

(b)Only III

(c)Only III and IV

(d)Either II or III

(e)All are necessary

Ans : ( c ) Only III and IV

18.Pointing towards a woman a boy said, she is the only daughter of my mother’s brother’s only brother-in-law? How the woman is related to the boy?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) Sister

19.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group.  Which one of the following does not belong to that group?






Ans : ( e ) 79

20.Ina certain code language DOWNBEAT is written as TABEWNDO.  How will the word PROSPECT be written in that code language?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) TCPEOSPR

Directions (Qs. 21?26) :What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions?

21.   37.5 Õ (27)1.5 x 92 = 3?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 7

22.   28% of 450 + 45% of 280 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 252

23.   1027.05 ? 314.005 + 112.25 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) 825.295

24.     (103.7 x 101.3)2 = 10?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 10

25.     40.83 x 1.02 x 1.2 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 49.97592

26.    3978 + 112 x 2 = ? Õ 2





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) 8404

27.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group.  Which one of the following does not belong to that group?






Ans : ( c ) 49

28.P is heavier than Q but lighter than R.  Q is heavier than T.  S is heavier than P but lighter than V.  Who among them is the lightest?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) T

29.In a certain code language TRANSPORT is written as RTASNPORT.  How will the word GATEHOUSE be written in that code language ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) AGTHEOUSE

30.In a certain code language siregar means Shyam is smart and pasiga means Animesh is smart?.  What is the code for smart in that code language?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 31?34) :What will come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following questions ?

31.   12.05 x 5.4 Õ 0.3 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 216.90

32.  99 Õ 11 + 7 x 16 = (?)2





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 11

33. 8400 Õ 120 x 15 + 150 = ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 1200

34.  45% of 1500 + 35% of 1700 = ?% of 3175





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 40

Directions  (Qs. 35?39) :Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

The number 0 to 9 are coded in the following manner considering the exception given below:






Exception 1:If a number starts and ends with non-zero odd number then the first and the last digits should be coded as X and Z.

Exception 2:If a number starts and ends with non-zero even number then the first and the last digits should be coded as A and B respectively.

35.What is the code for 5 2 1 8 6 3 ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) XDKJPZ

36.What is the code for 492310 ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) RVDHKG

37.Which of the following numbers is represented by ASGHKB?

I.  670312II.  470313III.  270318

(a)Only I and III

(b)Only I and II

(c)Only Ii and III

(d)Only I

(e)Only III

Ans : ( a ) Only I and III

38.What is the code for 3186452 ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) HKJPRMD

39.Which of the following numbers is represented by DPJRSV ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 268479

40.Animesh and Anand together got a profit of Rs. 9,600 and they distributed between themselves in the ratio of 5 : 7.  What is the share of Animesh?

(a)Rs. 4,000

(b)Rs. 5,600

(c)Rs. 4,800

(d)Rs. 5,200

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) Rs. 4,000

41.A man bought some fruits at the rate of 16 for Rs. 24 and sold them at the rate of 8 for Rs. 18.  What is the profit per cent?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 50%

42.A cow is tethered in the middle of a field with a 14 feet long rope.  If the cow grazes 100 sq feet per day approximately.  What time will be taken by the cow to graze the grazeable area of the field?

(a)2 days

(b)18 days

(c)24 days

(d)6 days

(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) 6 days

43.7/8  of 3/7 of a number is equal to 25% of 45% of another number.  What is the ratio of the first and the second numbers respectively?

(a)3 : 7

(b)9: 10

(c)3 : 10

(d)3 : 2

(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 3 : 10

44.Mr. Rahul spends 30% of his monthly salary on domestic expenses.  He spends respectively 20% and 10% of the remaining salary on education of children and conveyance.  Of the remaining amounts now he spends

respectively 20% and 30% on entertainment and maintenance of house.  He saves Rs. 5512.50.   what is the monthly salary of Mr. Rahul?

(a)Rs. 22,500

(b)Rs. 20,000

(c)Rs. 25,000

(d)Rs. 24,500

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) Rs. 22,500

45.The ratio of the present ages of Suman and Renu is 5 : 7 respectively.  Four years hence the ratio will become 3 : 4 respectively.   What is the present age of Renu in years?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 28

46.If instead of multiplying a number by 7 the number was divided by 7.  What should be the percentage error?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) 97.9%

47.A car covers a certain distance taking 7 hours in forward journey.  During the return journey, speed was increased by 12 kmph and it takes 5 hours.  What is total distance covered?

(a)210 km

(b)70 km

(c)440 km

(d)220 km

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 210 km

48.The LCM of two numbers is 2079 and their HCF is 27.   If one of the numbers is 189, find the other number.





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 297

49.The average between a two digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the digits is 9.  What is the difference between the two digits of the number?




(d)Cannot be determined

(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) Cannot be determined

50.A circle and a rectangle have the same perimeter.  The sides of the rectangle are 18 cm and 26 cm.  What will be the area of the circle?

(a)88 cm2

(b)1250 cm2

(c)154 cm2

(d)128 cm2

(e)None of these

Ans : ( e ) None of these

51.The difference between a number and its three-fifth is 50.  What is the number?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 125

52.Some persons decide to raise Rs. 3 lakhs by equal contribution from each of them.  If they contributed Rs. 50 extra each, the contribution increased to Rs. 3.25 lakhs.  How many persons were there ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 500

53.A sample of milk contains 5% water.  What quantity of pure milk should be added to 10 liters of milk to reduce the water content to 2%?

(a)5 liters

(b)7 liters

(c)15 liters

(d)12 liters

(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) 15 liters

54.The difference between the compound interest and the simple interest on a certain sum of money at 5% per annum for 2 years is Rs. 1.50.   Find the sum.

(a)Rs. 800

(b)Rs. 1200

(c)Rs. 400

(d)Rs. 600

(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) Rs. 600

55.A, B and C contract a work for Rs. 550.  Together A and B are supposed to do 7/11th of the work.  How much does C get?

(a)Rs. 270

(b)Rs. 200

(c)Rs. 310

(d)Rs. 175

(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) Rs. 200

Directions (Qs. 56?60) :Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

There is a five storey building including the ground floor and each floor has only one flat.  All these flats have been occupied by the five Bank Probationary

Officers.  Each officer owns a different car.  The cars are :  Indica, Ikon, Indigo, Elentra and Santro.  The five officers?A, B, X, Y and Z ? are employed in the different banks, viz., State Bank of India (SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB), UCO Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank but not necessarily in the same order.  Mr. X works in HDFC Bank and lives on the ground floor.  The officer who lives on fourth (top) floor does not own Elentra or Santro.  Mr. B works in PNB and owns Elentra car.  The officer who works in UCO Bank and lives on second floor owns Indica car.  Mr. Y lives on third floor and owns Indigo.  Mr. Z works in

ICICI Bank and Mr. Y works in State Bank of India.56.Who among the following does own Santro car ?




(d)Cannot be determined

(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) X

57.Who lives on the second floor ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) A

58.On which floor does B live ?




(d)Cannot be determined

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) First

59.Who among the following owns Indica car ?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) A

60.Which of the following combinations of the officer and car is correct ?

(a)Mr. X :Elentra

(b)Mr. Y:Ikon

(c)Mr. A:Santro

(d)Mr. Z:Ikon

(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) Mr. Z:Ikon

61.For which of the following values of x the inequality x (x + 3) < 10 is satisfied ?

(a)X > 2,  x < -5

(b)-3 < x < 0

(c)-2 < x < 5

(d)X < -2, x > 5

(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) -3 < x < 0

62.There is a leak in the bottom of a cistern.  When the cistern is thoroughly repaired, it would be filled in 3 ½ hours.  It now takes half an hour longer.  If the cistern is full, how long will the leak take to empty the cistern?

(a)24 hours

(b)28 hours

(c)21 hours

(d)27 hours

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) 24 hours

63.If the diagonals of a rhombus are 8 cm and 10 cm respectively what will be the area of the rhombus?

(a)35 sq cm

(b)40 sq cm

(c)30 sq cm

(d)20 sq cm

(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 40 sq cm

64.Some toys were distributed equally among 18 children in such a way that the number of toys each child gets is equal to the total number of children and after

distribution 6 toys are left out.  What was the total number of toys?





(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) 330

65.A shopkeeper allows 10% discount on the price of an article and sells it for Rs. 7,600.  What is the market price of the article ?

(a)Rs. 8,250

(b)Rs. 8,500

(c)Rs. 8,540

(d)Rs. 8,415

(e)None of these

Ans : ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 66?70) :Below in each question five words are given.  Which of them will come in the middle place if all of them are arranged alphabetically?  Serial number of that word is the answer.






Ans : ( c ) Engineer






Ans : ( e ) Nervous






Ans : ( b ) Gratuity






Ans : ( d ) Residence






Ans : ( a ) Bracelet

Directions (Qs. 71?75) :the number group in each question is to be codified in the following codes :

Number    3    8    7    0    1    9    6    4    2    5
Code    N    L    D    M    H    B    V    R    G    P

You have to find out which of the answers (A), (B), (C) and (D) has the correct coded form of the given number group.  If none of the coded form is correct, mark (E) as the answer.






(e)None of these

Ans : ( c ) VHLGDNR






(e)None of these

Ans : ( a ) NRBLMP






(e)None of these

Ans : ( d ) PDBGMVRG






(e)None of these

Ans : ( b ) DPVHMGR






(e)None of these

Ans : ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 76?80) :the news item given in each question below is to be classified into one of the following five areas.

(a) Political and Social,  (b) sports and Culture,   (c) Science and Health

(d)  Economics and Commerce,  and  (e)  Miscellaneous

76.International Film Festival of India was organized in Chennai recently.

Ans : ( b ) sports and Culture

77.India will host 2010 Commonwealth Games

Ans : ( b ) sports and Culture

78.Sustained efforts are needed to secure the release of hostages.

Ans : ( e ) Miscellaneous

79.India and Japan are considering to have dialogue on defence issue.

Ans : ( a ) Political and Social

80.New vaccine MMR has been developed for children.

Ans : ( c ) Science and Health


Directions (Qs. 81?90) :In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered.  These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately.  Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Directions (Qs. 91?95) :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 not error, the answer is E.  (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

91. If your don’t

(a) / understand any of these words

(b) / you could

(c) / always refer a dictionary.

(d) / No error


Ans : ( e )

92.Tea is so hot

(a) / that she

(b) / can

(c) / take it.

(d) / No error


Ans : ( a )

93.The teacher said

(a) / that the earth

(b) / moves round

(c) / the sun.

(d) / No error


Ans : ( e )

94.He told to me

(a) / that he

(b) / was going away

(c) / the next day.

(d) / No error


Ans : ( b )

95.The lecturer says

(a) / that Solomon won the respect

(b) / of all races and

(c) / classes by his justice.

(d) / No error


Ans : ( e )

Directions (Qs. 96-100) :In each of the following questions, select the most appropriate word from among the five words given below the sentence to fill in the blanks in the sentence so as to complete it meaningfully.

96.Sunil was ____asleep and could not be easily awakened.






Ans : ( b ) fast

97.The vehicle did not come to a sudden halt since he braked ____






Ans : ( c ) gently

98.I saw him going escorted ____two policemen.






Ans : ( c ) by

99.Madhav is a sick man and has to be taken to the doctor ______






Ans : ( d ) frequently

100.The child was left in the servants __________






Ans : ( a ) care

Directions (Qs. 116?120) :In the following questions, five words are given out of which only one is misspelt.  Find that misspelt word and indicate it in the Answer Sheet.






Ans : ( b )






Ans : ( b )






Ans : ( a )






Ans : ( c )






Ans : ( a )

Directions (Qs. 121?130) :Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.  Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Nature is an infinite source of beauty.  Sunrise and sunset, mountains and rivers, lakes and glaciers, forests and fields provide joy and bliss to the human mind

and heart for hours together.  Everything in nature is splendid and divine.  Everyday and every season of the year has a peculiar beauty to unfold.   Only one should have eyes to behold it and a heart to feel it like the English poet William Wordsworth who after seeing daffodils said: And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils. Nature is a great teacher.  The early man was

thrilled with beauty and wonders of nature.  The Aryans worshipped nature.  One can learn the lessons in the vast school of nature.   Unfortunately the strife, the stress and the tension of modern life have made people immune to beauties of nature.  Their life is so full of care that they have no time to stand and stare.  They cannot enjoy the beauty of lowing rivers, swinging trees, flying birds

and majestic mountains and hills.   There is however, a cry to go back to village from the concrete and artificial jungle of cities.    Hence the town planners of today pay special attention to provide enough number of natural scenic spots in town planning.  To develop a balanced personality, one needs to have a healthy attitude which can make us appreciate and enjoy the beauty of nature.

There is other balm to soothe our tired soul and listless mind than the infinite nature all around us.  We should enjoy it fully to lead a balanced and harmonious

life, full of peace and tranquility.

121.Which of the following words has the SAME meaning as the word care as used in the passage ?






Ans : ( a )

122.Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word unfold as used in the passage.






Ans : ( b )

123.Which of the following statements is not made in the passage about Nature?

(a)Nature is an infinite source of beauty

(b)Everything in nature is splendid and divine

(c)Nature is a great teacher

(d)The Aryans worshipped Nature

(e)The early man was scared of Nature

Ans : ( e )

124.What is needed to develop balanced personality?

(a)interpersonal skills

(b)reading poetry

(c)healthy attitude

(d)going back to villages

(e)None of these

Ans : ( c )

125.Why do people not enjoy the beauty of Nature ?

(a)They are running after material pleasures

(b)They do not consider nature as balm to

soothe their fired minds

(c)Their life is full of worries and tensions

(d)They are afraid of nature

(e)None of these

Ans : ( c )

126.What should we do to enjoy tranquil life ?

(a)Get totally immersed in our daily routine

(b)Believe that nature is infinite source of


(c)Lead a disciplined and dedicated life

(d)Enjoy the nature around us

(e)Form a habit of daily physical exercise

Ans : ( d )

127.What are the town planners doing today?

(a)Providing facilities for enjoying nature

(b)Establishing balance between concrete and

artificial jungle of cities

(c)Supporting the cry to go back to villages

(d)Making efforts to inculcate healthy

attitude among people

(e)None of these

Ans : ( a )

128.Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word listless as used in the passage






Ans : ( a )

129.Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word soothe as used in the passage ?






Ans : ( b )

130.According to the author of the passage, Nature

(a)is the ultimate salvation of man

(b)is the creator of this universe

(c)brings uniformity in all seasons

(d)maintains homeostasis in human beings

(e)is abundantly glorious and divine

Ans : ( e )

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