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# SBI Clerk (Junior Assistant) Prelims

## Set 1 – 2018 by Ban4Study.Com

2). Which of the following would be at the seventh
Reasoning Aptitude position from the right in step IV?

## Directions (Q 1 - 5) : Study the following 1. equal

information carefully and answer the questions give 2. 57
below: A word and number arrangement machine 3. 54
when given an input line of words and number 4. Inter
rearranges them following particular rule in each 5. None of these
step.
3). Which step number would be the following
The following is an illustration of an input and its output? Town 83 price 79 close 57 equal 54 inter
rearrangement. under 25 out 12

1. Step VI
• Input: some 31 tower down 32 29 what 45 ice
2. Step III
52 ice 52 75 all
3. Step IV
• Step I: what 75 some 31 tower down 32 29 45
4. There is not such step
ice 52 all
5. None of these
• Step II: what 75 tower 52 some 31 down 32 29
45 ice all
4). If in the last step all the words get rearranged in
• Step III: what 75 tower 52 some 45 31 down alphabetical order, which of the following words
32 29 ice all will remain at its original position?
• Step IV: what 75 tower 52 some 45 down 32
31 29 ice all
1. inter
• Step V: what 75 tower 52 some 45 down 32 all 2. price
31 29 ice 3. out
• Step VI: what 75 tower 52 some 45 down 32 4. under
all 31 ice 29 5. None of these

And Step VI is the last step of the above input. As per the 5). How many words/numbers are there between
rules followed in the above steps, find out the ‘79’ and ‘inter’ in step II?
appropriate steps for the above input.
1. Four
• Input: equal 54 inter 83 out town 25 79 2. Three
under close 57 price 12 3. None
4. Two
1). How many steps will be required to complete the 5. None of these
rearrangement?
Direction (6-10) : Each of the questions below
1. six consists of a question and two statements
2. five numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide
3. four whether the data provided in the statements are
5. None of these statements and
• Give answer (1): If the data in statement I Directions (11 - 15): Answer the questions on the
alone are sufficient to answer the question, basis of the information given below.
while the data in statement II alone are not
sufficient to answer the question. • There are 8 people – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H who
• Give answer (2): If the data in statement II stay on 5 floors (numbered 1 to 5) of a building.
alone are sufficient to answer the question, There are two flats on each of the five floors out
while the data in statement I alone are not of which two flats are vacant.
sufficient to answer the question. • The flats are numbered 1 and 2 on each of the
• Give answer (3): If the data either in floors and are left to right on the floor
statement I alone or in statement II alone are respectively. Flat no. 1 of floor no. 2 is exactly
sufficient to answer the question. above the flat no. 1 of floor no. 1 and so on. So
• Give answer (4): If the data even in both when it is said that A lives above B means they
statements I and II together are not sufficient share same flat number. Flats which are empty
to answer the question. do not have same flat number.
• Give answer (5): If the data in both • H lives on flat number 1 of floor number 1. There
statements I and II together are necessary to is one floor between floors of H and C. C lives
answer the question. above H. B lives on floor which is immediately
above C’s.
6. Who is oldest among Peter, Kevin, Joseph and • E lives immediately above G. A and E share same
Jason ? floor. There are 2 floors between A and D and
they live in same flat number.
I. Jason is older than Peter and Joseph. • D lives on one of the flats which is immediately
II. Kevin is younger than Joseph. above an empty flat. Two of A, B and F share
same flat number.
7. How is ‘happy’ written in that code language ?
11. Who lives on flat number 2 of floor number 4?
I. ‘I happy today’ is written as ‘gke ne que’ and
‘today happy day’ is written as ‘ke poi ne’. 1. Empty
II. ‘I play’ is written as ‘clue pa’. 2. D
3. B
8. H is the mother of J. How is J related to V ? 4. Cannot be determined
5. E
I. V is the only daughter of H.
II. V is the sister of J. 12. H shares floor with which of the following?

## 9. What is the colour of white snow in a colour code 1. D

? 2. F
3. G
4. No one
I. ‘Green’ is called ‘Black’, ‘Black’ is called ‘Blue’,
5. Cannot be determined
and ‘Blue’ is called ‘Red’.
II. ‘Red’ is called ‘White’ and ‘White’ is called
‘Orange’. 13. If flat number 2 of floor number 3 is empty, then
who shares same floor with F?
10. Six people P, Q, R, S, T and U are seated around a
circular table and are equidistant from each other. 1. D
Who is second to the right of T. 2. C
3. H
4. No one
I. P is to the immediate left of Q and Q sits
5. Cannot be determined
opposite R.
II. S is to the immediate left of U.
14. Four of the following are similar in a certain way 17. How many children live between A and H?
and so form a group. Find the odd one out.
1. Three
1. A–E 2. Four
2. D-B 3. One
3. G-C 4. None
4. C-D 5. Five
5. B-H
18. Who got the highest marks?
15. How many floors are there between the floors of
B and E? 1. D
2. B
1. None 3. G
2. One 4. E
3. Two 5. None of these
4. Three
5. Cannot be determined 19. Which of the following combination of floor no –
child – marks is true as per given arrangement?
Directions (16 – 20): Answer the questions on
the basis of the information given below. 1. 7 – B – 16
2. 8 – F – 41
• Eight children – A, B, C, D, E, F G and H live on 3. 4 – E – 23
seven different floors (numbered 1 to 8) of a 4. 5 – A – 48
building but not necessarily in same order. 5. 3 – D – 57
Each one of them has got different marks in a
test – 9, 14, 16, 23, 35, 41, 48 and 57. 20. Who among the following lives on the floor
• E lives on an even numbered floor below floor numbered 4?
numbered 6. Two children live between E and
one who got 41 marks. Same number of 1. B
children live above E as below the floor of A. 2. The one who got 48 marks
The one who got 23 marks lives on a floor 3. The one who got 16 marks
immediately above A. 4. D
• One child lives between the ones who got 23 5. F
and 16 marks respectively. Two children lives
between the floors of G and one who got 35 Directions (21 – 25) : Some statements are given
marks such that G is above the one who got 35 followed by some conclusions. You have to consider
marks. Neither A nor E got 35 marks. the statements to be true even if they seem to be at
• One child lives between the ones who got 35 variance from commonly known facts. You have to
and 9 marks respectively. D lives on one of the decide which of the following conclusions if any,
floors below the one who got 35 marks. H got follow from the given statements:
9 marks and lives on an odd numbered floor.
Difference between the marks of F and C is 21. 21. Statements:
F lives above C. A did not get highest marks.
o Some psychos are sinners.
16. Who got 35 marks? o All sinners are killers.
o No ruthless are sinners.
1. D o Some ruthless are psycho.
2. C
3. B Conclusion:
4. E
5. F I. Some ruthless can possibly be killers.
II. Some psycho are not ruthless. o No quick are sick.
III. Some killers are ruthless. o Some quick are psycho.

Conclusion:
1. Only I and III follow
2. Only III follow
3. Only I and II follow I. Some tired are not quick.
4. All follow II. Some quick being tired is a possibility.
5. None of these III. Some quick are sick.

22. Statements:
1. Only I and III follow
2. Only III follow
o All Shahs are Kapoors. 3. Only I and II follow
o Some Kapoors are Khans. 4. All follow
o All Khans are Singhs. 5. None of these
o No Singh is a Shah.

25. Statements :
Conclusion:
o All trams are buses.
I. All Kapoors being Shah is a possibility. o Some buses are trains.
II. All Shah being Kapoors is a possibility. o No train is plane.
III. All Singhs being Khans is a possibility. o Some planes are trams.

## 1. Only I and III follow

Conclusion:
2. Only III follow
3. Only I and II follow
I. Some trams are not trains.
4. All follow
II. All trams being trains is a possibility.
5. None of these
III. Some buses are not trains.

23. Statements:
1. Only I and III follow
o All trees are bees. 2. Only III follow
o Some bees are treys. 3. Only I and II follow
o No trey is a plate. 4. All follow
o Some plates are trees. 5. None of these

## Conclusion: Directions: (26 - 30) : In the following questions, the

symbols @, #, %, \$ and * are used with the following
I. All trees being plates is a possibility. meaning as illustrated below.
II. Some bees are not plates.
III. Some bees are not treys. o ‘A @ B’ means ‘A Is not smaller than B’
o ‘A # B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor
1. Only I and III follow equal to B’
2. Only III follow o ‘A % B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor
3. Only I and II follow greater than B’
4. All follow o ‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is not greater than B’
5. None of these o ‘A * B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor
equal to B’
24. Statements:
Give answer 1): If only conclusion I is true
o Some psycho are sick. Give answer 2): If only conclusion II is true
o All sick are tired. Give answer 3): If either conclusion I or II is true
Give answer 4): If neither conclusion I nor II is true assumptions numbered I and II. (An assumption is
Give answer 5): If both conclusions I and II are true something supposed or taken in for granted). You
have to consider the statement and the following
28. Statements : assumptions and then decide which of the
assumptions is implicit in the statement. Give
C # D, A @ B, D * E, B % C answer:

## Conclusion : 1. If only assumption I is implicit.

2. If only assumption II is implicit.
3. If either assumption I or assumption II is
I. A*E
implicit.
II. A@E
4. If neither of the assumptions is implicit.
5. If both the assumptions are implicit.
29. Statements :

31. Statement :
I % J, G \$ H, H * I, H @ K

## o To get a first class in the examination you have

Conclusion :
to work very hard.

I. I*J
Assumptions :
II. G@K

## I. Getting first class in the examination is

30. Statements :
desirable.
II. Hard work results in success.
U * V, Y # Z, X \$ Y, W % X, V * W
32. Statement :
Conclusion :
I. U#Z
II. V*Y
Assumptions :

31. Statements :
II. Nobody loves reading any other material.
W % A, U * V, V * W, A # B, B @ C
33. Statement :
Conclusion :
o All the teachers are hereby instructed to reach
I. W#C the institution by 9 a.m.
II. W%C
Assumptions :
32. Statements :
I. Some of the teachers do not arrive at the
K # L, J # K, I # K, L * M, M * N institution in time.
II. Teachers will follow the strict warning given in
Conclusion : the notice.

## I. J@N 34. Statement:

II. J*N
o "You are hereby appointed as a programmer
Directions (31 - 33) : In each question below a with a probation period of one year and your
statement (or a passage) is followed by two performance will be reviewed at the end of the
period for confirmation." - A line in an 3. 39
appointment letter. 4. 52
5. 27
Assumptions:
39.
I. The performance of an individual generally is 𝟏𝟓. 𝟓% 𝒐𝒇 𝟖𝟓𝟎 + 𝟐𝟒. 𝟖% 𝒐𝒇 𝟔𝟓𝟎 = ?
not known at the time of appointment offer.
II. Generally an individual tries to prove his 1. 295
worth in the probation period. 2. 330
3. 270
4. 375
35. Statement:
5. 220
o It is desirable to put the child in school at the
age of 5 or so. 40. An order was placed for supply of carpet of
breadth 3 metres. The length of carpet was 1.44
length were increased by 25 and 40 percent
I. At that age the child reaches appropriate level
respectively. At the rate of Rs 45 per square metre,
of development and is ready to learn.
what would be the increase in the cost of the carpet?
II. The schools do not admit children after six
years of age.
1. Rs 1020.6
2. Rs 398.8
Quantitative Aptitude 3. Rs 437.4
4. Rs 583.2
5. None of these
Directions (36 – 40) : What approximate value
41. What would be the compound interest obtained
should come in place of question mark (?) in the
on an amount of Rs 20000 at the rate of 15 p.c.p.a.
following questions?
after 4 years?
36.
1. Rs 14,980.125
𝟐𝟑. 𝟗𝟗𝟗 × 𝟗. 𝟎𝟎𝟒 × 𝟏𝟔. 𝟗𝟗𝟕 = ?
2. Rs 19,680.125
3. Rs 16.780.125
1. 3200
4. Rs 18,980.125
2. 4100
5. None of these
3. 2700
4. 3700
42. Mr. Duggal invested Rs 20000 with rate of
5. 4500
interest at 20 p.c.p.a. The interest was compounded
half yearly for first year and in the next year it was
37.
𝟕 𝟒 𝟐 compounded yearly. What will be the total interest
𝟓 ×𝟖 ×𝟗 =? earned at the end of two years?
𝟗 𝟓 𝟑

1. 490 1. Rs 8,800
2. 590 2. Rs 9,040
3. 440 3. Rs 8,040
4. 560 4. Rs 9,800
5. 520 5. None of these

## 38. 43. A bag contains 6 black and 8 white balls. One

𝟓𝟗𝟒𝟎 ÷ 𝟐𝟖 ÷ 𝟔 = ? ball is drawn at random. What is the probability
that the ball drawn is white?
1. 40
2. 35 1. 3/4
2. 4/7
3. 1/8 1. 5/1292
4. 3/7 2. 925/3876
5. None of these 3. 359/1938
4. 11/3876
44. While selling a watch, a shopkeeper gives a 5. None of these
discount of 15%. If he gives a discount of 20%, he
earns Rs 51 less as profit. What is the original price Directions (49 - 53): In each of the following
of the watch? questions a number series is given which has only
one wrong number. You have to find out the wrong
1. Rs 920 number.
2. Rs 985
3. Rs 1125 49.
4. Rs 1020 𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟒𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟖𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟏𝟓𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟐𝟒𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟑𝟓𝟕. 𝟓, 𝟒𝟖𝟕. 𝟓
5. None of these
1. 357.5
45. A shopkeeper sold a T.V. set for 17,940/-, with a 2. 87.5
discount of 8% and gained 19.6% If no discount is 3. 487.5
allowed, what will he his gain percent? 4. 7.5
5. 47.5
1. 25%
2. 26.4% 50.
3. 24.8% 𝟏𝟑 , 𝟏𝟔, 𝟐𝟏, 𝟐𝟕, 𝟑𝟗, 𝟓𝟐, 𝟔𝟗
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these 1. 21
2. 27
46. Prithvi spent Rs 89,745 on his college fees. Rs 3. 39
51,291 on Personality Development Classes and the 4. 52
remaining 27% of the total amount he had as cash 5. None of these
with him. What was the total amount?
51.
1. Rs 1,85,400 𝟏𝟓𝟎𝟎 , 𝟏𝟓𝟖𝟏, 𝟏𝟔𝟔𝟒, 𝟏𝟕𝟒𝟗, 𝟏𝟖𝟑𝟑, 𝟏𝟗𝟐𝟓, 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟔
2. Rs 1,89,600
3. Rs 1,91,800 1. 1581
4. Rs 1,93,200 2. 1664
5. None of these 3. 1833
4. 1925
47. In a class of 65 students and 4 teachers, each 5. None of these
student got sweets that are 20% of the total number
of students and each teacher got sweets that are 52.
40% of the total number of students. How many 𝟔𝟔, 𝟗𝟏, 𝟏𝟐𝟎, 𝟏𝟓𝟑, 𝟏𝟗𝟎, 𝟐𝟑𝟑, 𝟐𝟕𝟔,
sweets were there?
1. 120
1. 845 2. 233
2. 897 3. 153
3. 949 4. 276
4. 104 5. None of these
5. None of these
53.
48. A basket contains 6 red, 5 green and 8 blue balls. 𝟏𝟑𝟑𝟏, 𝟐𝟏𝟗𝟕, 𝟑𝟑𝟕𝟓, 𝟒𝟗𝟏𝟒, 𝟔𝟖𝟓𝟗
If four balls are picked at random, what is the
probability that all four of them are either red or 1. 4914
any two out of the four are green? 2. 6859
3. 9261 58. What is the minimum passing percentage in a
4. 2197 test?
5. None of these
I. Raju scored 162 marks in a test and failed by 104
Directions (54 - 58): Each of the questions below marks.
consists of a question and two statements II. The maximum marks of the test are 538 more
numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide marks obtained by Raju
whether the data provided in the statements are
sufficient to answer the question. Read both the Directions (59 - 63) : What will come in place of
statements and – question marks ‘?’ in the following questions? (You
do not have to calculate the exact value?
1. Give answer (1) if the data in statement I
alone are sufficient to answer the question, 59 :
while the data in statement It alone are not 𝟏 𝟐 𝟑
sufficient to answer the question. 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐟𝟏𝟕𝟏𝟓 =?
𝟖 𝟑 𝟓
2. Give answer (2) if the data in statement II
alone are sufficient to answer the question, 1. 80
while the data in statement I alone are not 2. 85
sufficient to answer the question. 3. 90
3. Give answer (3) if the data either in 4. 95
statement I alone or in statement II alone are 5. 75
4. Give answer (4) if the data given in both the 60 :
statements I and II together are not sufficient
𝟐𝟓. 𝟎𝟓 × 𝟏𝟐𝟑. 𝟗𝟓 + 𝟑𝟖𝟖. 𝟗𝟗𝟗 × 𝟏𝟓. 𝟎𝟎𝟏 =?
5. Give answer (5) if the data in both the
1. 900
statements I and II together are necessary to
2. 8950
3. 8935
54. What is the area of the circle? 4. 8975
5. 8995
I. The breadth of a rectangle is threefourth of the
radius of the circle. 61 :
II. The radius of the circle is equal to the side of a 𝟓𝟔𝟏 ÷ 𝟑𝟓. 𝟎𝟓 × 𝟏𝟗. 𝟗𝟗 = ?
square of area 144 sq. cm.
1. 320
55. What is the cost of three tables and two chairs? 2. 330
I. Cost of four chairs is twice the cost of three 3. 315
4. 325
tables
5. 335
II. Cost of two tables is equal to cost of one chair
i.e. 500? 62 :
56. What is Jyoti’s annual income?
(𝟏𝟓. 𝟎𝟏)𝟐 × √𝟕𝟑𝟎 = ?
I. Jyoti’s monthly income is Rs. 8,500 more than 1. 6125
Amit’s monthly income. 2. 6225
II. Rohit’s monthly income is Rs. 3.5 thousand 3. 6200
which is half of’ Amit’s monthly income. 4. 6075
5. 6250
57. What will be Suraj’s age after eight years?
63 :
I. The ratio between Kamya’s and Suraj’s present
age is 4 : 7 respectively. 𝟒𝟖𝟗𝟓 + 𝟑𝟔𝟒 × 𝟎. 𝟕𝟓 – 𝟒𝟗 = ?
II. Kamya is 15 years younger than Suraj.
1. 5119
2. 3895
3. 3907 4. Rs 95 lakhs
4. 5210 5. None of these
5. None of these
66. If scholarship has to be paid out of the Donation
Directions (64 – 68) : Study the following pie charts
Fund, what is the approximate percentage of
carefully and answer the questions below them. The
Donation Fund used for this purpose?
entire fund that a school gets from different sources
is equal to Rs 500 lakhs.
1. 43%
2. 53%
The entire fund that a school gets from different sources
3. 37%
is equal to Rs 500 lakhs.
4. 47%
5. 32%

payment?

1. Rs 100 lakhs
2. Rs 110 lakhs
3. Rs 150 lakhs
4. Rs 140 lakhs
5. None of these

## Sources of Funds in the School

68. What amount of the fund is acquired by the
school from Government Agencies?

1. Rs 220 lakhs
2. Rs 310 lakhs
3. Rs 255 lakhs
4. Rs 225 lakhs
5. None of these

## 69. If 6 engines consume 15 metric tons of coal

when each is running 9 hours a day, how much coal
will be required for 8 engines, each running 12
hours a day, if being given that 3 engines of former
64. What is the difference between the funds type consume as much as 4 engines of latter type?
acquired by the school from NGOs and that from
Internal Sources? 1. 20
2. 18
1. Rs 50 lakhs 3. 27
2. Rs 45 lakhs 4. 36
3. Rs 75 lakhs 5. None of these
4. Rs 25 lakhs
5. None of these 70. A tank is filled in 5 hours by three pipes A, B and
C. The pipe C is twice as fast as B and B is twice as
65. If the school managed School Maintenance from fast as A. How much time will pipe A alone take to
the Government Agencies fund only, how much fund fill the tank?
from Government Agencies would still be left for
other use? 1. 35hr
2. 30hr
1. Rs 1200 lakhs 3. 28hr
2. Rs 150 lakhs 4. 26hr
3. Rs 110 lakhs 5. None of these
74. Which of following will be the First sentence?
English Language
1. C
2. D
Que. (71 – 75) Rearrange the following six 3. B
sentences/ group of sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), 4. F
and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful 5. A
paragraph; then answer the questions given below
them 75. Which of following will be the LAST sentence?

## A. State-owned LIC is widely invested in many 1. C

listed companies and should acquire the 2. D
capability to take a view on business strategy, 3. E
performance or approach to risks in an 4. F
investee company. 5. B
B. Ditto for all other insurers.
Directions (76 - 85) : In the following passage there
C. The Insurance Regulatory and Development
are blanks, each of which has been numbered.
Authority of India has done well to ask all
Against each number, five words are suggested, one
insurers to publicly disclose their voting
of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the
policies in companies where they hold stakes.
appropriate word in each case.
D. The need is for LIC to play an active role to
understand how businesses are run and Now-a-days, under the (1) system of education,
enter into a dialogue with the board for however good it may be, when a young man comes out
better oversight. of the university, there seems to be this (2) in him that
E. The directive, part of IRDAI‘s guidelines on a the higher the standard of living rises, the less should a
stewardship code, will help raise corporate man work. Thus, mathematically, higher the standard of
governance and returns. living, according to this misconceived notion, the less
F. It is also in sync with the principles adopted the (3) ultimately, what? should be the highest standard
by institutional investors such as mutual of living then? (4) work ! This leads to an unhealthy (5)
funds, pensions funds and foreign portfolio among the workers . A typist who types over twenty
investors, This is welcome. letters a day asks his (6) how many letters he had typed
that day. The latter (7) " fifteen". The former thinks , "
71. Which of following will be the FIRST sentence?
Tomorrow I should type only fifteen or even (8). This
1. E tendency is quite (9) and may ultimately lead to (10)
2. A even one’s family life may be affected adversely due to
3. B such tendency.
4. C
76. (a) extinct (b) proposed (c) developed (d) modern
5. D
(e) outdated
72. Which of following will be the THIRD sentence?
77. (a) apprehension (b) realisation (c) anxiety (d)
1. E worry (e) misconception
2. C
78. (a) work (b) time (c) salary (d) energy (e) comfort
3. B
4. F 79. (a) Ample (b) No (c) Minimum (d) Less (e)
5. D Maximum

73. Which of following will be the FIFTH sentence? 80. (a) ambition (b) jealousy (c) delay (d) dispute (e)
competition
1. C
2. D 81. (a) colleague (b) client (c) boss (d) subordinate (e)
3. B employee
4. F
5. A 82. (a) remembers (b) types (c) suggests (d) replies (e)
does
83. (a) more (b) all (c) less (d) some (e) few In the eighteenth century, Japan’s feudal overlords,
from the shogun to the humblest samurai, found
84. (a) unnatural (b) unfortunates (c) healthy (d) themselves under financial stress. In part, this stress
heartening (e) discouraging can be attributed to the overlords’ failure to adjust to a
85. (a) retardation (b) denial (c) evil (d) complexity (e) rapidly expanding economy, but the stress was also due
progress to factors beyond the overlords’ control. Concentration
of the samurai in castle-towns had acted as a stimulus
Questions (86 - 95) Read the sentence to find out to trade. Commercial efficiency, in turn, had put
whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, temptations in the way of buyers. Since most samurai
will be in one part of the sentence. The number of had been reduced to idleness by years of peace,
that part is the answer. If there is no error, the encouraged to engage in scholarship and martial
answer is (5). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any. exercises or to perform administrative tasks that took
little time, it is not surprising that their tastes and
86. The poetries of P.B. Shelley (A)/ who is regarded habits grew expensive. Overlords’ income, despite the
(B)/ as one of the greatest romantic poets in English increase in rice production among their tenant farmers,
literature (C)/ are really very charming (D). No failed to keep pace with their expenses. Although
error (E) shortfalls in overlords’ income resulted almost as much
87. The way (A)/ the people have suffered (B)/ from the from laxity among their tax collectors (the nearly
atrocities of the foreign invaders (C)/ can hardly be inevitable outcome of hereditary office-holding) as from
described (D). No error (E) their higher standards of living, a misfortune like a fire
or flood, bringing an increase in expenses or a drop in
88. The teacher said to the boys (A)/ that (B)/ one revenue, could put a domain in debt to the city rice-
ought to work hard (C)/ to earn his living (D). No brokers who handled its finances. Once in debt, neither
error (E) the individual samurai nor the shogun himself found it
easy to recover.
89. When (A)/ I offered him to help (B)/ which he
needed, he persisted (C)/ in refusing it, so I left him to It was difficult for individual samurai overlords to
his fate (D). No error (E) increase their income because the amount of rice that
farmers could be made to pay in taxes was not
90. I have lost (A)/ a pen which (B) / I bought (C)/
unlimited, and since the income of Japan’s central
yesterday (D). No error (E)
government consisted in part of taxes collected by the
91. He said, (A)/ and everybody agreed with him, (B)/ shogun from his huge domain, the government too was
that beast (C)/ in man is responsible for great cruelties constrained. Therefore, the Tokugawa shoguns began to
(D). No error (E) look to other sources for revenue. Cash profits from
government-owned mines were already on the decline
92. ‘Paradise Lost’ is (A)/ one of those world’s epics because the most easily worked deposits of silver and
(B)/ which have carved out immortal (C)/ niches in the gold had been exhausted, although debasement of the
literary history of the world (D). No error (E) coinage had compensated for the loss. Opening up new
farmland was a possibility, but most of what was
93. He saw many deers (A)/ running along (B)/ the
river bank; one of them really captivated (C)/ his heart
reclamation was technically unfeasible. Direct taxation
with its beautiful form (D). No error (E)
of the samurai themselves would be politically
94. The man and his horse (A)/ which you saw (B)/ on dangerous. This left the shoguns only commerce as a
the road yesterday (C)/ are dead (D). No error (E) potential source of government income.

95. Neither of these five boys (A)/ present in the (B)/ Most of the country’s wealth, or so it seemed, was
restaurant was (C)/ involved in the conspiracy (D). No finding its way into the hands of city merchants. It
error (E) appeared reasonable that they should contribute part of
that revenue to ease the shogun’s burden of financing
Directions (Q. 96 – 100): Read the passage given the state. A means of obtaining such revenue was soon
below and answer the questions that follow based found by levying forced loans, known as goyo-kin;
on the information given in the passage. although these were not taxes in the strict sense, since
they were irregular in timing and arbitrary in amount,
they were high in yield. Unfortunately, they pushed up
prices. Thus, regrettably, the Tokugawa shoguns’ search 100. The passage implies that individual samurai
for solvency for the government made it increasingly did not find it easy to recover from debt for which of
difficult for individual Japanese who lived on fixed the following reasons?
stipends to make ends meet.
96. The passage is most probably an excerpt from 2. Taxes were irregular in timing and arbitrary in
amount.
1. an economic history of Japan 3. The Japanese government had failed to adjust
2. the memoirs of a samurai warrior to the needs of a changing economy.
3. a modern novel about eighteenth-century Japan 4. The domains of samurai overlords were
4. an essay contrasting Japanese feudalism with its becoming smaller and poorer as government
Western counterpart revenues increased.
5. an introduction to a collection of Japanese 5. There was a limit to the amount in taxes that
folktales farmers could be made to pay.
97. Which of the following financial situations is
most analogous to the financial situation in which
Japan’s Tokugawa shoguns found themselves in the
eighteenth century?

## 1. A small business borrows heavily to invest in

new equipment, but is able to pay off its debt
early when it is awarded a lucrative
government contract.
2. Fire destroys a small business, but insurance
covers the cost of rebuilding.
3. A small business is turned down for a loan at a
local bank because the owners have no credit
history.
4. A small business has to struggle to meet
operating expenses when its profits decrease.
5. A small business is able to cut back sharply on
spending through greater commercial efficiency
and thereby compensate for a loss of revenue.

## 98. Which of the following best describes the

attitude of the author toward the samurai discussed
in lines 11-16?

1. Warmly approving
2. Mildly sympathetic
3. Bitterly disappointed
4. Harshly disdainful
5. Profoundly shocked

## 99. According to the passage, the major reason for

the financial problems experienced by Japan’s
feudal overlords in the eighteenth century was that

## 1. spending had outdistanced income

3. profits from mining had declined
4. the coinage had been sharply debased
5. the samurai had concentrated in castle-towns
Reasoning Aptitude 8
7
F
B
14
41
6 G 23
Ans (1 - 5) 5 A 48
4 E 16
The machine rearranges a word along with a number in 3 C 35
each step. First it rearranges words starting with a 2 D 57
consonant in reverse alphabetical order and then words 1 H 9
starting with a vowel in alphabetical order. Numbers
are arranged in descending order. 16. 2 17. 1 18. 1 19. 4 20 .3

## o Input: equal 54 inter 83 out town 25 79 under Ans (21 - 25)

close 57 price 12
o Step I: town 83 equal 54 inter out 25 79 under
21 - 3
close 57 price 12
o Step II: town 83 price 79 equal 54 inter out 25
under close 57 12
o Step III: town 83 price 79 close 57 equal 54
inter out 25 under12
o Step IV: town 83 price 79 close 57 equal 54
inter 25 out under 12
o Step V: town 83 price 79 close 57 equal 54 inter
25 out 12 under
22 - 2

1. 2 2. 1 3. 4

## 4. 4. After arranging it in alphabetical order: close 83

equal 79 inter 57 out 54 price 25 town 12 under. Hence
‘under’ will remain at its original position.

5. 4
23 - 4

Ans (6 - 10)

6. 5 7. 4 8. 1 9. 2 10. 4

5 D -/F
24 – 3
4 - B
3 C -/F
2 A E
1 H G

## Floor No Children Marks

25 – 1 I. I < J ; False
II. G ≥ K; False

28. 2 U<V<W=X≤Y>Z

II. V < r ; True

## • @– ≥ #–> %–= \$– ≤ *–< I. W > C ; True

II. W = C ; False
26. 3 A≥B=C>D<E
30. 3 J>K>L<M<N;I>K
I. A < E ; Can't say
II. A ≥ E ; False I. J ≥ N ; False
II. J < N ; Can't say
27. 4 G < H < I = J, G ≤ H ≥ K
31. 2 32. 4 33. 2 34. 5 35. 1

## Quantitative Aptitude 42. (2) P = 20,000

For the 1st year
r = 10%
36. (4) 24 × 9 × 17 = 3672 or 3700
t = 2
10 2
Amount = 20000 (1 + ) = 24200
37. (1) (5.8) × (8.8) × (9.6) = 491 or 490 100

## For the second year P = 24200

1 1 r = 20%
38. (2) 5940 × × = 35
28 6
20
Amount = 20000 (1 + ) = 24200
1 100
39. (1) 15.5 × 8.5 + 650 ×
4 CI = 29040 – 20,000 = Rs 9040
= 132 + 163 = 295

## 43. (2) Probability of getting white ball from 14

40. (3) Area of the carpet = 3 × 3 1.44 m2 8c1 4
25 × 40 balls = =
Total increase in area = 25 + 40 + = 75% 14c1 7
100
Increase in cost 44. (4) (20 − 15)% = 51
45 51
= 3 × 3 × 1.44 × 75 × = Rs 437.4 Then, original price = × 100
100 5
= Rs1020
15 4
41. (1)Amount = 20000 (1 + )
100
127940 × 100
45. (5) CP = = 15000
= Rs 34980.125 119.6

## So, CI = 34980.125 − 20000 = Rs 1 × 4980.125 100

M. P. = 17940 × = 19500
92
4500
Profit% = × 100 = 30%
15000 (ii) r = a2 = 144
a = 12
46. (4) 89745 + 51291
= 141036 = 73% 55. (2) 3T + 2C = ?
141036
100% = × 100 From Equation II … . .
73
2 Table = 1 Chair = 500
= 193200
3t = 250 × 3 = 750
2c = 500 × 2 = 1000
47. (3) 65 students 4 teachers
1
3t + 2c = 750 + 1000 = 1750
Each students sweets = 65 × = 13
5
56. (5) S = 8500 + Amit
2 Rahul′s monthly income = 3.5 thousand
Each teacher sweet = 65 × 65 × = 26 Amit′s monthly income = 3.5 × 2 = 7.0
5
thousand
Total no. of sweets = 13 × 65 + 26 × 4 Then, Jyoti monthly income = 8500 +
= 845 + 104 = 949 7000 = 15500
So, (5) option is correct

## 6C4 + 5C 2 × 14C2 15 + 910 925 58. (5)

P(E) = = =
19𝑐4 2876 3876
59. (2)
49. (5) 47.5, which is replaced by 37.5
1 2 3
Now difference between no. is = 30, 50, 70,90, 110, 130 × × × 1715 = 85.75 or 85
(From Right to left) 8 3 5

60. (3)
50. (2) 13 + 3 = 16, 16 + 5 = 21, 21 + 7
= 28 + 11 = 39 25 × 124 + 389 × 15 = 3100 + 5835 = 8935
27 is wrong no.
61. (1)

## 51. (3)1500 + 81 = 1581, 561

1581 + 83 = 1664, × 20 = 320.5 or 320
35
1664 + 85 = 1749,
1749 + 87 = 1836 62. (4)
i. e. 1833 is wrong no.
(15)2 × √730 = 225 × 27 = 6075

## 52. (2) 66 + 25 = 91, 63. (1)

91 + 29 = 120,
120 + 33 = 153, ? = 4895 + 364 × 0.75 – 49
153 + 37 = 190,
= 4895 + 273 – 49 = 5119
190 + 41 = 231
64. (1) Required find = (15 – 5) % of 500 lakh
53. (1) 11 3 = 1331, = 50 lakh
13 3 = 2197,
65. (5) Required remaining amount
153 = 3375,
= 45% of 500 – 20% of 500
17 3 = 4913
1
i. e. 4914 is wrong no. = (25% = ) of 500 = Rs 125 Lakh
4

54. (2) 15
66. (1) Required percentage = × 100 = 43%
3 35
(i) b = r
4
67. (3) Required amount = 30% of 500 lakh 90. 2 Substitute ‘a’ by definite article ‘the’. ‘Pen’ here has
= Rs150 lakh been particularized. Hence, it must be preceded by
definite article ‘the’.
68. (4) Fund acquired = 45% of 500 = Rs 225 lakh
91. 3 Put ‘the’ before ‘beast’. Definite article ‘the’ is used
before a common noun to give it the meaning of an
69. (1) 3e = 4E abstract noun.

## 4 92. 1 Put ‘the’ before ‘Paradise Lost’. Names of great

e = E
3 books are preceded by definite article ‘the’.
M1 H1 M2 H2 8 × 9 8 × 12
= =
W2 W2 15 W2 93. 1 Change ‘deers’ to ‘deer’. ‘Deer’ remains the same
both in singular and plural.
W2 = 20
94. 2 Change ‘which’ to ‘that’. Relative pronoun refering
to man and animal together is ‘that’ instead of ‘which’.
70. (1) C = 2B
B = 2A 95. 1 Change ‘Neither’ to ‘none’. ‘Neither’ is used in
A∶ B = 1∶ 2 reference to two; in reference to more than two ‘none’ is
B∶ C = 1∶ 2 used.
Now, A ∶ B ∶ C
1: 2 ∶ 4
A + B + C = 5h
Ans 96 – 100
7 = 5h
1 = 35 hr 96. 1 97. 4 98. 2 99. 1 100. 5
A = 35 hr

English Language
Ans 71 – 75

Ans 76 – 85

## 76. 4 77. 5 78. 1 79. 2 80. 1 81. 3 82. 4

83. 3 84. 5 85. 1

Ans 86 – 95

## 87. 2 Insert ‘in which’ before ‘the people’. The

antecedent must normally be accompanied by its
relative pronoun.

## 88. 3 Change ‘his’ to ‘one’. The possessive of ‘one’, is

‘one’s’ as the possessive of ‘he’ is ‘his’.

89. 2 Delete ‘to’ before ‘help’. The word ‘help’ here has
been used as a noun and not as a verb or infinitive.