December 30, 2016

English - Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk #4

Vocabulary for IBPS, RBI, LIC, SBI exams


FRIGATE


A naval vessel ranging in size from a destroyer escort to a cruiser, frequently armed with guided missiles

Syn: Boat, Sailboat, Vessel, Ship, Warship

eg: The state defence agency deployed six frigates.


INDIGENOUS


Originating in and characteristic of a particular region; Native

Syn: Native, Inborn, Aboriginal,  Domestic, Homegrown, Inherent, Natural, Original

Ant:  Alien, Foreign

eg: The conversation around who is and who isn't indigenous happens often in the indigenous community.

Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk RBI Assistant, LIC AAO, SBI PO & Clerk, CSAT exams

CORVETTE


A lightly armed fast ship used mostly for convoy escort

eg: The Myanmar navy commissioned its first missile guided corvette.

TANDEM


One following or behind the other; 

Idiom: In Tandem - in association

eg: Economy shrank this year in tandem with Venezuela crisis.


LAVISH


Using or giving in great amounts.

Syn: Profuse, Splendid, Abundant, Copious, Effusive, Excessive, Liberal, Luxurious, Prodigal, Sumptuous, Pamper, Shower, Deluge

Ant: Economical, Scanty, Scarce, Small, Spare, Hoard, Limit

eg: CEO showers employees with lavish Caribbean cruise.


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Scrambled sentences #2 - English for IBPS PO & Clerk

English for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams

Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences in the proper sequence in order to form a meaningful paragraph.

  1. The old lady however refused to pay him and was taken to the court.
  2. The doctor, confident of his abilities, agreed.
  3. Finally he cured her after all the valuable furniture had been removed from her house.
  4. He then saw her furniture, realised its value and decided to delay till he could steal it.
  5. A blind old lady promised to pay the doctor a large sum of money if she was cured and nothing if she wasn't.
  6. She was asked why she refused to pay by the judge. "I was not cured. I cannot see all my furniture!" was the reply.

General English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI, SBI, LIC and CSAT exams

  1. Which of the following should be the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F
  2. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F
  3. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  4. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  5. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F

Answers

  1. E
  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. D
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December 29, 2016

Reasoning Ability Practice Set for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams #9

Reasoning Ability Practice Set for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC Exams

  1. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from the fourth, second, third and first letters of the word CREATURE using each letter only once, first letter of the word is your answer. If no such word can be formed mark your answer as M. If only two words can be formed X is the answer. If only three words are formed Y is the answer. Z is the answer if there are more than three words formed?
    1. C
    2. Z
    3. M
    4. X
    5. Y
  2. In a certain code MANAGE is written as % 5 # 7 $ 5, MILK is written as 4 @ 8 %, and LEAP is written as 5 @ $ &. Then how is PEKING written in that code?
    1. 5 # @ 7 $ &
    2. 4 8 # 7 $ &
    3. 8 # @ $ % &
    4. 8 @ 7 5 $ &
    5. None of these
  3. The director came to the office to attend the meeting at quarter past 10 and he came 25 minutes before the secretary who in turn was late by 30 minutes to the meeting. At what time was the meeting supposed to start?
    1. 10.00
    2. 10.10
    3. 10.20
    4. 10.30
    5. 10.40
  4. The students of a college are going for a picnic by bus, where Sam boarded the bus first, Nani boarded last. If 34 students boarded between Sam and Nani, how many students are going to picnic?
    1. 35
    2. 34
    3. 36
    4. 38
    5. 32
  5. In a row of students facing North, Sunil is third to the right of Neela who is seventeenth from the right end of the row. Raju is fifth to the left of Sunil and twentieth from the left end. Total, how many students are there in the row?
    1. 34
    2. 36
    3. 38
    4. 40
    5. None of these
  6. Study the information and answer the questions.
    In a certain code language
    'film making is creative' is written as la ni ki chu
    'Creative work requires free mind' is written as  tic ra la dha da
    'mind is huge resource center' is written as su tic va yi chu
    'film requires huge investment' is written as ju ki su da
    What is the code for investment?
    1. ju
    2. ki
    3. su
    4. da
    5. None of these
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  7. Which of the following may be the code for 'work requires money is free'?
    1. cha va mic ra dha
    2. dha ra yi chu jo
    3. pit chu da dha ra
    4. ra si nic dha chu
    5. None of these
  8. What is the code for 'resource'?
    1. yi
    2. su
    3. va
    4. tic
    5. Either 1 or 3
  9. What does 'chu' stands for?
    1. mind
    2. is
    3. huge
    4. work
    5. None of these
  10. Which of the following is the code for 'creative making huge resource center'?
    1. sa la ju ni va
    2. ni va ju la yi
    3. la ni tic su yi
    4. yi su la va ni
    5. None of these

Answers

  1. Z
    Acer (name of a plant), Acre, Care, Race
  2. 4 8 # 7 $ &
  3. 10.10
  4. 36
  5. 38
  6. ju
  7. pit chu da dha ra
  8. Either 1 or 3
  9. is
  10. yi su la va ni
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Computer Awareness for IBPS, RBI, LIC exams #4

Computer Awareness for IBPS, RBI, SBI, LIC exams

  1. What is the brain of the computer called?
  2. What is FoxPro?
  3. How many bytes make 1 Kilo Byte?
  4. Who breaks into other people's computers?
  5. What is the result of retrieval of information from the computer?
  6. What are the rings of a floppy disk that record data are called?
  7. What do we call a step wise procedure to solve a problem?
  8. What is the process of restarting a system that is already running called?
  9. How many bits does a byte comprise?
  10. What stores data and files in a systematic way?
  11. From which storage does the data is not deleted whether the system is on or off?
  12. What is the connection point for chips on the computer's motherboard?
  13. What are the tiny circuit boards that are embedded on to the squares of silicon material called?
  14. What is the command to save an already saved document in another name?
  15. Which part of the computer performs arithmetic calculations?
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Answers

  1. Central Processing Unit, CPU
  2. Computer language
  3. 1024 bytes
  4. Hacker
  5. Data output collection
  6. Tracks
  7. Algorithm
  8. Rebooting
  9. 8 bits
  10. Folders
  11. Non-Volatile storage
  12. Sockets
  13. Chips
  14. Save as
  15. ALU, Arithmetic and Logic Unit
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December 23, 2016

Simplifications #2 - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO & Clerk exams

Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI, LIC exams

Questions: What should come in place of '?'

  1. 17∕9 of 4∕51 of 54∕7 of 560 = ?
    1. 560
    2. 650
    3. 640
    4. 460
  2. 58 % of 850 + ? = 1224 - 603
    1. 128
    2. 13
    3. 138
    4. 140
  3. 272.5 + [(243)3]? = 322.5
    1. 4
    2. 3
    3. 2
    4. 1
  4. 36.06 ✖ 35 + ? + 624.9 = 2323
    1. 437
    2. 436
    3. 435
    4. 432
  5. ∛175616 + √1936 + (36)2 = ?
    1. 3760
    2. 3860
    3. 3670
    4. 3680
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  6. √575 ➗ ? ✖ 14.982 = 450
    1. 10
    2. 12
    3. 14
    4. 16
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  7. 60% of 25% of 5∕6 the of ? = 630
    1. 5040
    2. 5060
    3. 5080
    4. 5020
  8. 348 ➗ 29 ✖ 15 + 156 = ?+ 120
    1. 4
    2. 5
    3. 6
    4. 7
  9. 9786 - 4321 + 5053 = ? - 3727
    1. 14245
    2. 14354
    3. 13454
    4. 13445
  10. 30.012 - 19-982 - ? = 21.012
    1. 45
    2. 50
    3. 55
    4. 60

Answers

  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 4
  4. 2
  5. 1
  6. 2
  7. 1
  8. 3
  9. 1
  10. 4
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December 22, 2016

Finding Errors #2 - English for IBPS PO & Clerk exams

Correction of Sentences for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LICexams

Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentences. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is 5.

Questions

  1. The government has asked individuals (1)/ with the income of over Rs.10 lakhs to (2)/ electronic file tax returns for the year 2011-12, (3)/ something which was optional till last year.(4)/ No error (5)
  2. The power tariff has already (1)/ been increased twice in (2)/ the last 15 months and the electricity board had also (3)/ levied additional monthly charges to customers. (4)/ No error (5)
  3. Despite of curfew (1)/ in some areas, minor (2), communal incidents were reported (3)/ from different areas of the walled city. (4)/ No error (5)
  4. This comes (1)/ at a time (2)/ when fund allocation (3)/ is been doubled. (4)/ No error (5)
  5. As the prison will get (1)/ an official telephone facility soon, the prisoners (2)/ won't have to make calls in discreet manner (3)/ through smuggled mobile phones. (4)/ No error (5)
  6. The area was plunged into (1)/ darkness mid a wave of (2)/ cheering and shouting (3)/ slogans like 'Save the Earth'.(4)/ No error (5)
  7. The poll contestants approached (1)/ the commission complaining that the hoardings (2)/ violated the code of conduct (3)/ and influenced public perception. (4)/ No error (5)
  8. The country has (1)/ adequate laws but problems (2)/ arise when these are not (3)/ implemented in letter or spirit. (4)/ No error (5)
  9. The management feels that (1)/ the employees of the organisation are (2)/ non-product, and do not want (3)/ to work hard. (4)/ No error (5)
  10. As far the issue of land encroachment (1)/ in villages is concerned, people will (2)/ have to make a start from their villages by (3)/ sensitising and educating the villagers about this issue. (4)/ No error (5)
  11. Correction of sentences - English for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO and other exams

Answers

  1. 3 - electronically file tax returns
  2. 4 - charges on customers (levy should accompany on)
  3. 1 - Despite  of  (of should not follow despite, but of follows in spite like in in spite of)
  4. 4 - has been doubles
  5. 1 -  As  the prison will get
  6. 2 - amid wave of
  7. 5
  8. 4 - letter and spirit (letter and spirit is an idiom)
  9. 3 - unproductive instead of non-productive
  10. 1 - as far as the issue
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December 16, 2016

Input & Output - Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams #8


Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams

Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an output line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and re arrangement.

Input: Talk 46 18 Rude Ant 93 74 38 Win Jug Hat 23 59 Bay

Step I: 18 Talk 46 Rude 93 74 38 Win Jug Hat 23 59 Bay Alt
Step II: 23 18 Talk 46 Rude 93 74 38 Win Jug Hat 59 Alt Bay
Step III: 38 23 18 Talk 46 Rude 93 74 Win Jug 59 Alt Bay Hat
Step IV: 46 38 23 18 Talk Rude 93 74 Win 59 Alt Bay Hat Jug
Step V: 59 46 38 23 18 Talk 93 74 Win Alt Bay Hat Jug Rude
Step VI: 74 59 46 38 23 18 93 Win Alt Bay Hat Jug Rude Talk
Step VII: 96 74 59 46 38 23 18 93 Alt Bay Hat Jug Rude Talk Win

and Step VII is the last step of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.
Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams

Input: 80 Who See 16 38 Net Bolt Inn Flat 55 29 Van 63 91

  1. Which step is the following output?
    38 29 16 80 Who See Net 55 Van 91 63 Flat Bolt Inn
    1. Step V
    2. Step VI
    3. Step IV
    4. Step III
    5. There is no such step
  2. Which word/number would be at fifth position from right in Step V?
    1. 14
    2. 92
    3. Flat
    4. Bolt
    5. Who
  3. How many elements are there between Flat and 38 as they appear in the last step of the output?
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Four
    5. Five
  4. Which of the following represents the position of Who in the fourth step?
    1. Eighth from left
    2. Fifth from right
    3. Sixth from left
    4. Fifth from left
    5. Seventh from left
  5. In which step is the position of Flat sixth from right?
    1. Step V
    2. Step VI
    3. Step VII
    4. Not Possible
    5. Step III

Answers

  1. 5
  2. 4
  3. 3
  4. 3
  5. 3
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Computer Awareness for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams #3


Computer Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO & ADO exams

  1. With the help of _____, gird lines can be printed and seen.
  2. VisiCalc is a _____ package.
  3. Legends are used in _____ wizard.
  4. Collection of data from different sources is called _____.
  5. _____ wizard easily facilitates the turning of data into charts.
  6. _____ is the highest number of fields, an excel worksheet can have.
  7. Expand EGA.
  8. The storage that retains data even after the computer is switched off is _____.
  9. _____ protects computer against unauthorised attacks.
  10. The process of finding errors in a software applications code is called _____.
  11. Collection of related rows of data is called _____.
  12. With the help of _____, one can play video games.
  13. Data turns into _____ with the help of the computer software.
  14. _____ is a program typed in a high level language.
  15. _____ is an error that interferes in the smooth execution and running of the software programme or the whole software.
Computer Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO & ADO exams.

Answers

  1. Page setup
  2. Spreadsheet
  3. Function
  4. Data consoldation
  5. Chart
  6. 64
  7. Enhanced Graphic Adapter
  8. Non-Volatile data
  9. Firewall
  10. Compiling
  11. Record
  12. Joystick
  13. Information
  14. Source code
  15. Bug
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December 15, 2016

Profit and Loss #1 - Aptitude for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams


Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO exams

  1. A man buys an article for Rs. 30 and sells it for Rs. 35. Find the profit percentage.
  2. If a book is purchased for Rs. 500 and sold for Rs. 470. Find the loss percentage.
  3. Find the selling price when cost price is Rs. 57 and Profit percent is 25%.
  4. Find the cost price when selling price is Rs. 51.70 and the loss percent is 12%.
  5. A person got 10% loss by selling a watch for Rs. 1260. At what price should he sell the watch to earn a profit of 5%?
  6. A pen was sold for Rs. 27.50 with a profit of 10%. If it is sold for Rs. 25.75 then what would have been the percentage of profit or loss?
  7. If the cost price is 82% of the selling price, then what is the profit percent?
  8. If the cost price of 25 articles is equal to the selling price of 20 articles. Find the gain or loss percentage.
  9. By selling 40 books, a man gains the selling price of 16 books. Find the gain percent.
  10. A man bought chocolates at 5 for Rs. 10 and sold the, at 4 for Rs. 6. Find the gain or Loss percent.
Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO exams

Answers:

  1. 16.66%
  2. 6%
  3. Rs. 71.25
  4. Rs. 58.75
  5. Rs. 1190.70
  6. 3%
  7. 21.95
  8. 25%
  9. 66.66%
  10. 25% loss
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December 14, 2016

Cloze Test #2 - English for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams

English for IBPS, RBI, SBI, LIC exams


People are as much attuned to fairness as they are to individual self-interest. Therefore, any institution regulating human behaviour will have to __1__ that the compromises between individual self-interest collective interest and fairness are all within tolerable limits. These trade offs are as __2__ for larger institutions, including the largest of them all, i.e., the state, as they are for the smallest ones like the family. __3__ as parents should not repeatedly favour one child over another, the state cannot repeatedly favour one community or class over the another. The __4__ of fairness is ingrained in our psyches. Since human beings often grab what they can, we need institutions to ensure fair __5__. Of these institutions, the state is the most important, since it is __6__ to ensure that basic human needs re ensured with minimal standards of fairness. A state __7__ of or uninterested in ensuring equity in security, education, food, health and shelter is a state whose legitimacy will be questioned.

Further, the legitimacy of the state is dependent on being as close to a neutral umpire as possible. When the state __8__ partisan, its legitimacy can be questioned. When the state shed's the umpire's clothes and becomes one of the players, the rules of fair play are so badly __9__ that we can only call such an event intolerable __10__.


Cloze Test General English for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams
  1.  
    1. Demand
    2. Ensure
    3. Consider
    4. Regulate
    5. Encompass
  2.  
    1. Important
    2. Juvenile
    3. Insignificant
    4. Supreme
    5. Part
  3.  
    1. Presently
    2. Same
    3. So
    4. Like
    5. Just
  4.  
    1. Opinion
    2. Judgement
    3. End
    4. Drama
    5. Conclusion
  5.  
    1. People
    2. Dissipate
    3. Outcomes
    4. Affects
    5. Discouragements
  6.  
    1. Stimulated
    2. Calculated
    3. Considered
    4. Hastened
    5. Designed
  7.  
    1. Qualified
    2. Riddled
    3. Powerful
    4. Incapable
    5. Shortening
  8.  
    1. Appears
    2. Allow
    3. Become
    4. Recommends
    5. Visualises
  9.  
    1. Twist
    2. Stopped
    3. Mended
    4. Broken
    5. Abated
  10.  
    1. Truth
    2. Fairness
    3. Injustice
    4. Murder
    5. Fortune

Answers

  1. Ensure
  2. Important
  3. Just
  4. Judgement
  5. Outcomes
  6. Considered
  7. Incapable
  8. Recommends
  9. Broken
  10. Injustice
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Logical Reasoning for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams #7

Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams


Directions: Read the following instructions carefully and answer the following questions using your Logical Reasoning. In the following question 5 variants are used - Students, Height, Subject, College and Gender.

A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seven students studying in three different institutes - X, Y and Z. There are three girls among the seven students who study in each of the three institutes. All of them are at different heights. B is taller than E and shorter than G. A is taller than C who is taller than D. F is the tallest. E is taller than only three students. Only two students study Psychology, whereas two of them study Sociology and one each studies Robotics, Anthropology and Public Administration.

C studies in the same college as A, who studies Anthropology in college Y. No girl studies Public Administration or Anthropology. E studies Psychology in college X and his brother F studies Robotics in college z. D studies Public Administration in the same college as B. Neither C nor G studies Psychology. The girl studies Psychology does not study in college Z.

Logical Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO exams

Questions


  1. Which of the following pairs of students study Sociology?
    1. BG
    2. FG
    3. AG
    4. CG
    5. None of these
  2. In which college does B study?
    1. X
    2. Y
    3. Z
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these
  3. In which of the colleges does the tallest and the shortest study respectively?
    1. Z and X
    2. Z and Y
    3. X and Y
    4. Z only
    5. None of these
  4. What is the field of study of G?
    1. Robotics
    2. Psychology
    3. Anthropology
    4. Sociology
    5. Public Administration
  5. Which of the following three represent girls?
    1. DBC
    2. BCG
    3. DBG
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these

Answers

  1. 4
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 4
  5. 2
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December 12, 2016

Inequalities - Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams #6

Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC AAO Exams


Directions: In the following Reasoning questions, the symbols @, &, $, % and # are used with the following meanings -

  • P $ Q means P is not greater than Q
  • P @ Q means P is neither smaller nor equal to Q
  • P # Q means P is neither greater than nor equal to Q
  • P & Q means P is neither greater thean nor smaller than Q
  • P % Q means P is not smaller than Q


In each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the conclusions I and II given below is/are definitely true.

Give answers:

  1. If only conclusion I is true.
  2. If only conclusion II is true.
  3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II is true.
  4. If neither conclusin I nor cnclusion II is true.
  5. If both conclusions I and II are true.

  1. Statements: M # R, R $ T, T & N
    • Conclusions
      • N @ M
      • T @ M
  2. Statements: B % H, H $ W, W @ M
    • Conclusions:
      • B @ W
      • M # H
    Reasoning Ability for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams
  3. Statements: K # M, M % A, A @ T
    • Conclusions
      • K # A
      • T # M
  4. Statements: D $ Z, Z % N, N @ F
    • Conclusion:
      • F # Z
      • N $ D
  5. Statements: R & A, A % M, M # N
    • Conclusions:
      • M # R
      • M & R
  6. Statements: J @ K, K $ T, T & B
    • Conclusions
      • B % K
      • J @ T

Answers

  1. E
  2. D
  3. B
  4. A
  5. C
  6. A
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Computer Awareness for IBPS, RBI, SBI exams #2

Computer Awareness for Bank exams


  1. Files deleted from hard disk are sent to _____.
  2. Password make users capable to _____.
  3. Full form of CD-RW.
  4. Vertical space between lines of text in document is called _____.
  5. What is the key board short cut for new slide?
  6. Machine language uses _____.
  7. When you start your Computer, boot routine will perform _____.
  8. What will you see in a page preview mode?
  9. What happens when operating system is loaded in RAM?
  10. ALU of CPU has _____.
  11. The margin added to the binding side of a page while printing is called _____.
  12. File extension is used to _____.
  13. A collection of interrelated records is called _____.
  14. Which manual tells you, how to use a software program?
  15. _____ shows the files, folders, and drives on your computer making it easy to making it easy to navigate from one location to another within the file hierarchy.
  16. A program designed to destroy data on your computer which can travel to infect other computers is called _____.
  17. Junk e-mail is also called _____.
  18. A complete electronic circuit with transistors and other electronic components on a small silicon chip is called _____.
  19. A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be _____.
  20. Expansion cards are inserted into _____.
Computer Awareness for RBI Assistant, IBPS PO & Clerk exams

Answers


  1. Recycle bin
  2. Retain the secrecy of files
  3. Compact Disc - Rewritable
  4. Line spacing
  5. Ctrl + M
  6. Numeric codes
  7. Power On Self Test
  8. All the pages of your document
  9. Booting
  10. Register
  11. Gutter Margin
  12. Identify the fle type
  13. Database
  14. Documentation manual
  15. Windows Explorer
  16. Virus
  17. Spam
  18. Integrated Circuit
  19. Wireless
  20. Slots
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December 10, 2016

Fill in the blanks #2 - English for IBPS exams


English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI, SBI exams

Directions:  Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

  1. The government is planning to set _____ family welfare centres for slums in cities.
    1. Another
    2. With
    3. For 
    4. In 
    5. Up
  2. Economic independence and education have _____ women more assertive.
    1. Prepared
    2. Made
    3. Marked
    4. Resulted
    5. Adjusted
  3. In the modern world, the _____ of change and scientific innovation is unusually rapid.
    1. Supplies
    2. Context,
    3. Pace
    4. Fantasy
    5. Requirement
  4. The unprecedented economic growth of China has _____ worldwide attention.
    1. Perceived
    2. Proposed
    3. Neither
    4. Astonished
    5. Attracted
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  5. Each business activity _____ employment to people who would otherwise be unemployed.
    1. Taking
    2. Finds
    3. Creates
    4. Provides
    5. Given

Answers

  1. 5
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 5
  5. 4
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Syllogisms - Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk #5



Syllogisms - Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk #5

Directions: In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II.You have to take the two given statements to be true even they seem to be variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer (1) If only conclusion I follows
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows
Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or II follows
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows
Give answer (5) If conclusions I and II follows

  1. Statements:
    • All exams are tests.
    • No test is a question.
      • Conclusion
      Syllogisms - Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant exams
        1. Atleast some exams are questions
        2. No exam is a question
  2. Statements:
    • No bangle is an earring.
    • Some earrings are rings.
      • Conclusion
        1. No ring is a bangle
        2. Some rings are definitely not earrings.
  3. Statements:
    • Some banks are colleges
    • All colleges are schools
      • Conclusions:
        1. Atleast some banks are schools.
        2. All schools are colleges.
  4. Statements:
    • All rivers are lakes
    • All lakes are oceans.
      • Conclusions:
        1. All rivers are oceans
        2. Atleast some oceans are lakes.

Answers:

  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 1
  4. 5
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December 08, 2016

Scrambled sentences #1 - English for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams

English for IBPS PO & Clerk exams 


Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.


  1. Records going back to the fourth century A.D. refer to tea.
  2. No one knows when first tea was discovered or how it came to be such a popular drink.
  3. By the 18th century A.D. most Chinese were drinking tea both because they liked it as a beverage and for its medicinal value.
  4. It is called Cha Ching, when translated means Tea Scripture.
  5. The beverage is generally accepted to have originated in China hundreds of years ago.
  6. Tea was so popular that one of the most distinguished poets of Tang dynasty a man called Lu Yu, even wrote a holy scripture about it.
Jumbled Sentences - English for SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, RBI exams

Questions

  1. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  2. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. D
    4. F
    5. E
  3. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. D
    4. E
    5. F
  4. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. B
    2. A
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  5. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. F

Answers

  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 1
  5. 4

Scrambled Sentences Practice Sets

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Inequalities - Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk #4

Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO & Clerk exams

Directions: In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer...
  1. If only conclusion I is true.
  2. If only conclusion II is true.
  3. If either conclusion I or II is true
  4. If neither conclusion I or II is true
  5. If both the conclusions I and II are true

Questions


  1. Statements
    • K ≥ R ≥ D, B = D, K ≤ L
    • Conclusions
      1. L = D
      2. L > B
  2. Statements
  3. Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI exams
    • D > B, M ≤ C ≤ R, B < M
    • Conclusions
      1. R > D
      2. C > B
  4. Statements
    • W ≥ P > L, P = N < A, W < B
    • Conclusions
      1. L < A
      2. N ≤ W
  5. Statements
    • V > D = X, X ≥ Q, Z ≤ Q
    • Conclusions
      1. X = Z
      2. D > Z
  6. Statements
    • Q ≥ P > L, P = N < A, Q < B
    • Conclusions
      1. B ≥ A
      2. B ≤ A

Answers

  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 5
  4. 3
  5. 3
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December 06, 2016

English - Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk exams #3

Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk exams


Nosedive


  • A sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
  • Syn: Decline, Decrease, Decent, Fall, Duck, Tumble, Submersion, Diminution, Downturn, Lapse
  • Ant: Ascent, Elevation, Increase, Continuity, Upgrade, Progress, Endure, Last, Ramble
  • Eg: The market values were in a nosedive.


Missive


  • A written message or letter from an official source
  • Syn: Epistle, Memo, Note, Report, Memorandum, Directive, Notation, Notice
  • Eg: CM to send missive to centre on cash


Char


  • To burn
  • Syn: Scorch, Sear, Cauterise, Blisterd, Parched, Blaze, Combust, Conflagrate, Cremate, Ignite, Incinerate
  • Ant: Cool, Extinguis, Put out, Smother, Wet, Quench
  • Four men charred to death as their vehicle catches fire.
  • English Vocabulary for SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, RBI exams


Gloom


  • Total or partial darkness; A state of depression
  • Syn: Melancholy, Depression, Anguish, Bitterness, Blues, Catatonia, Dismal, Distress, Doldrums, Grief, Malaise, Saturninity, Sorrow, Vexation, Weariness
  • Ant: Cheer, Encouragement, Happiness, Joy, Sparkle, Vivaciousness, Brightness
  • Chennai casts shadow over capital as gloom over Jaya health spreads


Impeach


  • To accuse a public official before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.
  • Syn: Denounce, Censure, Accuse, Charge, Criminate, Disparage, Impugn, Inculpate, Indict, Reprehend, Question
  • Ant: Elect, Admit, Designate, Nominate
  • The ministers started a move to impeach the judge.
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December 04, 2016

Banking Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk Mains exam #1

Banking Awareness for IBPS Clerk & PO Mains, RBI Assistant & SBI exams

  1. The main function of the banks is _____.
  2. Expand NBFC.
  3. What is a demand deposit?
  4. NBFCs are to be registered with _____.
  5. Venture capital fund, Merchant banking companies, stock broking companies are to be registered with _____.
  6. What are the credit rating agencies in India?
  7. Bank of Bengal in Calcutta was established in _____.
  8. What are the three banks that were merged to form Imperial Bank of India?
  9. Imperial bank of India was renamed as _____.
  10. The Reserve Bank of India started its operations in _____.
  11. Imperial Bank was established in _____.
  12. Imperial Bank was transformed into the State Bank of India with effect from _____.
  13. Number of banks nationalised by government in 1969?
  14. Lead Bank scheme was introduced in _____.
  15. When was the second round of nationalisation of banks done?
  16. What is the committee appointed to review the progress and working of the Indian financial sector and to suggest measures to reform it?
  17. What are the five principles or panchatantra that Indian approach to financial sector reforms in based on?
Banking Awareness for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams

Answers


  1. Accepting depposits
  2. Non Banking Financial Companies
  3. Deposits which are payable on demand like the savings and the current accounts
  4. Reserve Bank of India
  5. Securites and Exchange Board of India
  6. CRISIL, CARE, ICRA, FITCH
  7. 1786
  8. Bank of Bengal, Bank of Bombay, Bank of Calcutta
  9. State Bank of India
  10. 1935
  11. 1935
  12. 1955
  13. 14
  14. July 1969
  15. April 1980
  16. Narasimhan committee

    1. Cautious and proper sequencing
    2. Mutually reinforcing measures
    3. Complementarity between reforms in banking sector and changing fiscal, external and monetary policies
    4. Developing financial infrastructure
    5. Developing Financial markets

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December 02, 2016

Data Interpretation for IBPS Clerk & PO #2

Data Interpretation for IBPS Clerk & PO exams


Directions:


Five companies A, B, C, D and E make two items I and II. The total number of items produced by these two companies is 80000. The cost of production of each unit is Rs. 5000. The distribution of the total production by these companies is given in the pie chart and the table shows the ratio of production of Item I to that of Item II and the percentage profit earned by these companies on each of these items.
Data Interpretation for IBPS Clerk & PO


👉 Data Interpretation for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI and RBI exams #1

Data Interpretation for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams
  1. What is the profit earned by company C on Item II?
    1. Rs. 57.6 lakhs
    2. Rs. 55.4 lakhs
    3. Rs. 56.8 lakhs
    4. Rs. 54 lakhs
    5. None of these
  2. What is the total cost of production of Item I by companies A and B together?
    1. Rs. 5 crores
    2. Rs. 6 crores
    3. Rs. 8 crores
    4. Rs. 9 crores
    5. None of these
  3. What is the total of the profit earned by company E on production of Item I and the profit of company D on production of Item II?
    1. Rs. 1.56 crores
    2. Rs. 2.2 crores
    3. Rs. 1.3 crores
    4. Rs. 2.6 crores
    5. None of these
  4. What is the ratio of the cost of production of Item II by company A to the cost of production of Item I by company E?
    1. 17 : 12
    2. 4 : 5
    3. 7 : 4
    4. 15 : 8
    5. 1 : 2
  5. The cost of production of Item II for company E is what percent of the cost of production of Item I for company A?
    1. 80%
    2. 20%
    3. 60%
    4. 75%
    5. 40%

Answers

  1. A
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B

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Number Series for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams #1


Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams

Number Series - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams.
  1. 325, 314, 292, 259, 215, ?
    1. 126
    2. 116
    3. 130
    4. 160
    5. 180
  2. 45, 46, 70, 141, ?, 1061.5
    1. 353
    2. 353.5
    3. 352.5
    4. 352
    5. 358
  3. 620, 632, 608, 644, 596, ?
    1.  536
    2. 556
    3. 656
    4. 646
    5. 676
  4. 15, 25, 40, 65, ?, 195
    1. 115
    2. 90
    3. 105
    4. 120
    5. 150
  5. 120, 320, ?, 2070, 5195, 13007.5
    1. 800
    2. 920
    3. 850
    4. 900
    5. 820

Answers

  1. 160 (-11, -22, -33, -44, -55)
  2. 353.3 (x1+1, x1.5+1, x2+1, x2.5+1, x3+1)
  3. 656 (+12, -24, +36, -48, +60)
  4. 110 (x2-5, x2-10, x2-15, x2-20, x2-25)
  5. 820 ( x 2.5 + 20 )

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December 01, 2016

Spotting Errors for IBPS, SBI, RBI, Insurance, SSC exams #1

Correction of sentences for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Grade B & Assistant, Insurance and SSC exams


Read each sentence to find if there is any grammatical error in it. If there is any error, it will be only in one part of the sentence. 

  1. The government’s move / to demonetisation high value / currency notes is imposing / significant costs on the economy. 
  2. Millions standing in queues to / get cash, individuals unable to buy / essentials, the disrupted of small / business, trade, transport and agriculture.
  3. Lower rates would boost spending and / help offset the huge shock to aggregate / demand caused the withdrawal of 86 percent / of currency from the system at one stroke.
  4. If the difference between the / rate on Indian securities that / on dollar securities becomes wide, / foreign investors will want to exit.
  5. Banks will have to park / with the RBI, at zero return, / all the deposits they got during / the period September 16 to November 11.
  6. English for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams
  7. The RBI wants to ensure that / deposits that have flowed into the system thereafter / do not lead to “excess liquidity”, / that is, more funds than banks know what to do.
  8. The lower the capital / that banks hold, / the lesser / is ability to make loans.
  9. In that situation, / it is unrealistic to except that / a surge in deposits would translate / into higher credit growth
  10. In an economy that is open to capital flows, / we have to take to account the effect of / a decline in interest rates not just on domestic investors / in the real economy but also on foreign investors in Indian debt securities.
  11. This does not take away / the fact that demonetisation / can result in lower interest rates / over the long run.

Answers

  1. to demonetise. (here, it should be to + verb)
  2. the disruption of (here, of should come after a noun; noun + of + noun; here, disruption + of + business)
  3. demand caused 'by' the (by is missing)
  4. Indian securities 'and' that ('between' & 'and' come together)
  5. in instead of during ('during' says about a period of time, 'in' specifies a particular time. Here, they mentioned 'September 16 to November 11' clearly)
  6. than banks know what to do 'with'. ('with' is missing. 'to do with' is a phrasal verb, which show the connection to the previous mentioning in this sentence)
  7. 'their' ability to make loans ('their' instead of 'is'; here we are talking about banks, which is a plural)
  8. unrealistic to 'expect' that (expect instead of except)
  9. take 'into' account ('into' instead of 'to'; 'take into account' is an idiomatic phrase)
  10. This does not take away 'from' ('take away from' is a phrasal verb of take)
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Para Jumbles / Scrambled Sentences for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & CSAT exams

Para Jumbles / Scrambled Sentences for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & CSAT exams

Para Jumbles / Scrambled Sentences for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & CSAT exams

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November 30, 2016

Finding Errors - English for IBPS PO & Clerk

Spotting Errors - Practice Sets for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SSC CGL, UPSC CSAT, RBI exams


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November 28, 2016

Computer Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk exams

What is a computer?

The computer is an electronic machine, that can perform many functions from the simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to complex storing data, processing millions of instructions in no matter of time at high accuracy. We can rely on it's results based on its accuracy and save a lot of time with its high speed. Computer solves problems, it accepts instructions and data, perform arithmetic and logical operations and produce information.

DATA → PROCESSING → INFORMATION

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Computer Knowledge for IBPS PO & Clerk Mains exam


  1. The first known calculating machine used for computing _____.
  2. The first generation computers used were ______.
  3. ENIAC is an example of first generation computer. Expand ENIAC.
  4. The second generation of computers used were _____.
  5. The third generation of computers were _____.
  6. The present generation of computers is _____.
  7. Microprocessor belongs to which generation?
  8. What is the set of instructions or procedures for solving a problem called?
  9. What are the two major components of a computer?
  10. What is the set of instructions which enable the hardware to perform a specific task?
  11. The devices that allows the user to send the data to the processing unit are _____.
  12. Which unit executes computer instructions?
  13. Memory from which the CPU fetches the instructions and data is called _____.
  14. The nature of the primary memory is _____.
  15. The result of processing can be seen through _____.

Computer Awareness for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant Exams

Answers

  1. Abacus
  2. Vacuum tubes
  3. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
  4. Transistors
  5. Integrated circuits
  6. Fifth
  7. Fourth
  8. Algorithm
  9. Hardware & Software
  10. Software
  11. Input devices
  12. Central Processing Unit
  13. Main memory or Primary memory
  14. Volatile
  15. Output devices

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November 25, 2016

Number series practice sets for SBI, IBPS, RBI, SSC, RRB and CSAT exams

Number series for SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI clerk, IBPS clerk, RBI grade B officers, RBI assistant, SSC CGL, CHSL and RRB NTPC and CSAT exams. Number series is an important topic in the quantitative aptitude section. We can see compulsory questions from this topic mostly in the prelims exams. Below are the practice sets for number series each set containing 10 questions. Practice as many sets as you can so that you become good at number series.
Number series for SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI clerk, IBPS clerk, RBI grade B officers, RBI assistant, SSC CGL, CHSL and RRB NTPC and CSAT exams.

Number Series Practice Sets

⤏ Cubes and Squares (learning them helps in solving number series efficiently)


Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
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Logical Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI exams

Logical Reasoning for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI exams

Reasoning Ability for IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.


P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are 7 students of a college. Each of them have a favourite subject from Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, History, Geography and Philosophy not necessarily in the same order. Each of them also have a favourite sport, from Football, Cricket, Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Basket ball, not necessarily in the same order.

R likes Philosophy and his favourite sport is Hockey. The one who likes football likes English. T's favourite sport is not Badminton or Table Tennis. V doesnot like either History or Biology. The one whose favourite sport is Basket Ball doesnot like Physics. W likes Chemistry and his favourite sport is Volley Ball. S likes Geography. Q's favourite sport is Badminton. V doesnot like English and his favourite sport is not Basketball. P's favourite sport is Cricket. The one whose favourite sport is Badminton doesnot like Biology.

Questions


  1. Which subject does P likes?
    1. History
    2. Biology
    3. Chemistry
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these
  2. Who likes History?
    1. P
    2. R
    3. Q
    4. V
    5. Data inadequate
  3. What is Q's favourite sport?
    1.   Cricket
    2. Table Tennis 
    3. Football
    4. Badminton
    5. None of these
  4. Whose favourite sport is Basketball?
    1. S
    2. W
    3. Q
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these
  5. Which subject does T like?
    1. Biology
    2. Physics
    3. Chemistry
    4. History
    5. None of these

Answers

  1. Biology
  2. Q
  3. Badminton
  4. S
  5. None of these

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November 24, 2016

Quantitative Aptitude - Alligation or Mixture

Hi friends,

In the previous post, we did the Fill in the Blanks in General English for Bank exams.

Today, we will do some problems on Alligation or Mixture in Quantitative Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS, SBI, RBI


Solving problems like →

Q: The ratios of milk to water are 5 : 1 and 8 : 6 respectively in two pots. In which ratio should they be mixed so that new ratio of milk to water is 9 : 5?
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November 20, 2016

Fill in the Blanks 1 - General English for IBPS PO and Clerk exams

Hi friends,

In the previous post, we learned  the concepts and formulas in Profit, Loss and Discount chapter of Quantitative Aptitude.

Now, let's do some Fill in the blanks under General English.

The below sentences are taken from The Hindu Daily News Paper.

Fill in the Blanks for IBPS PO and Clerk exams


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November 17, 2016

Profit, Loss and Discount - Concepts


Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO & Clerk


Concepts:

  1. Cost Price: Price at which the article is purchased
  2. Selling Price: The price at which the article is sold

Formulas:


1. PROFIT P

  • = Selling Price(SP) - Cost Price (CP)
  • P = SP - CP

2. LOSS L

  • = Cost price - Selling price
  • L = CP - SP

3. PROFIT PERCENTAGE P%

  • = (Profit / CP) × 100
  • P% = [(SP ÷ CP) - 1] × 100
    • we get this by substituting P = SP - CP

4. LOSS PERCENTAGE L%

  • = ( Loss / CP ) × 100
  • L% = [1 - ( SP ÷ CP )] × 100
    • We get this by substituting L = CP - SP

5. Finding SP when CP and P% or L% is given

  • If Profit % is given, then
    • SP = [( 100 + P% ) × CP] ÷ 100
    • This can also be written as
      • SP = CP × [( P% ÷ 100 ) + 1 ]
      • which is again written as 
      • SP = CP × [( P% + 100 ) ÷ 100 ]
  • When Loss % is given
    • SP = [( 100 - L% ) × CP] ÷ 100
    • This can also be written as
      • SP = CP × [( L% ÷ 100 ) - 1 ]
Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant, LIC AAO Exams
      • which is again written as 
      • SP = CP × [( L% - 100 ) ÷ 100 ]

6. Finding CP when SP and P% or L% is given

  • When Profit percentage is given
    • CP = ( 100 × SP ) ÷ ( 100 + P% )
    • This can also be written as
      • CP = [100 ÷ ( 100 + P% ) × SP
  • When Loss % is given
    • CP = ( 100 × SP ) ÷ ( 100 - L% )
    • This can also be written as
      • CP = [100 ÷ ( 100 - L%) × SP

7. When Marked price is MP, Discount % = d%, then

  • SP = [ MP × ( 100 - d% ) ÷ 100]
  • MP = [ 100 × SP ] ÷ [ 100 - d% ]

8. We have

  • CP + Profit = SP; SP - Discount = MP

9. When 2 articles are sold, each at ₹ x

  • of which one article got P% profit
  • other got P% loss
  • Then there will be 
    • an overall loss
    • therefore, L% = P² / 100 %
    • Loss in rupees = 2P² X / ( 100² - P² )

10. When 2 articles has the same cost prics, ₹ x

  • of which one article got P% profit
  • other got P% loss
  • Then there will be 
    • No loss No Profit

11. Finding Single Discount Rate SDR, when two successive discounts are given on an article

  • let the successive discounts be d₁% and d₂%
  • then
  • SDR = 100 - d₁% × d₂% × 100
Treat DISCOUNT as LOSS always
  • so we have
  • SDR = 100 - [( 100 - d₁ ) / 100] × [( 100 - d₂ ) / 100] × 100

12. What should be the Marked Price MP on an article with discount y%, to get a profit of x%?

  • we have 
    • discount = y% ⇒ loss %; 
    • and profit % = x%
  • to get the Marked price
  • MP = ( P% / L% ) × 100
  • = [(100 + P) / 100  ] / [( 100 - L) / 100 ] × 100
  •  MP = (100 + P) / ( 100 - L) × 100
  •  (100 + x ) / ( 100 - y ) × 100

13. If the cost Price of 'A' articles is equal to the Selling price of 'B' articles, if A > B, then there will be profit

  • P% = ( A - B ) / B × 100
  • A = CP of A articles
  • B = SP of B articles
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