July 31, 2016

English Cloze Test for IBPS PO, Clerk, SBI & RBI exams

Cloze Tests 


A cloze test is a part of General English paper, is nothing but a passage with Fill in the blanks. You have to study the passage, understand the context and then fill the blanks with appropriate word from the given options, that best fits into the context.

English Cloze Test for IBPS PO, Clerk, SBI & RBI exams

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July 29, 2016

Idioms and Phrases 1 - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams

Idioms and Phrases - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams


Directions - In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or proverb is highlighted. Select the altenative which best describes its use in the sentence.


  1. Although Ravi felt lonely in his fight against the wrong, he decided to take the bull by the horns.
    1. Ravi decided to convince others of his stance
    2. Ravi decided to give up his fight.
    3. Ravi decided to put forward all his courage and strength.
    4. Ravi decided to apologize for his actions.
    5. None of these.
  2. As the situation got out of control, the speaker of the parliament tried to put oil over the troubled waters.
    1. The speaker tried to calm the situation.
    2. The speker tried to take advantage of the situation.
    3. The speaker jumped into the fight.
    4. The speaker remained indifferent to the situation.
    5. None of these.
  3. The researcher tried his best to explain the importance of his new discovery to the panel members but he soon realised that he was casting pearls before a swine.
    1. He realised that the panel members would take his suggestions seriously.
    2. He realised that he disclosed the information to the greedy panel.
    3. He realised that he had come to the right group of people.
    4. He realised that the panel members can not appreciate his findings.
    5. None of these.
  4. The chairman had to eat a humble pie after the workers decided to go on strike to protest against the biased prmotions
    1. The chairman politely refused to take the promotion orders back.
    2. The chairman gave up his pride and apologized for his mistake.
    3. The chairman had to face defeat by a group of ordinary workers.
    4. The chairman's career was tinted due to the allegations of biased promotions.
    5. None of these.
  5. The bankrupt organisation has been handed over to its new owners, lock, stock and barrrels.
    1. Only a few departments of the bankrupt organisation have been taken over by the new owners.
    2. The new owners have bought the bankrupt organisation for a very nominal amount
    3. The new owners have bought the bankrupt organisation in a hurry.
    4. The new owners have completely taken over the bankrupt organisation.
    5. None of these
Idioms and Phrases - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams

Answers

  1. C - Ravi decided to put forward all his courage and strength.
  2. A - The speaker tried to calm the situation.
  3. D - He realised that the panel members cannot appreciate his findings.
  4. B - The chairman gave up his pride and apologized for his mistake.
  5. D - The new owners have completely taken up the bankrupt organisation.

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July 28, 2016

Fill in the Blanks for IBPS, SBI and RBI exams


Fill in the blanks is another important section in General English. Most of the times it has two blanks in a single sentence. The options given will be confusing. It appears that every option given fits the blanks. But, it is not true. Only one option is true. To do well in this section, you should have a good knowledge and command on Vocabulary as well as Synonyms and Antonyms.

As the level of the exam increases, so will the difficulty of the words. So, it is recommended to Improve your Vocabulary and Reading Skills.

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Fill in the Blanks for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI and RBI Assistant exams

Fill in the Blanks for IBPS, SBI and RBI exams


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General English for SBI PO, IBPS PO and RBI exams

General English Practice Sets for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, UPSC CSAT, SSC, LIC, RBI Grade B Officers, RBI Assistant exams


Practice Sets

➔ Vocabulary

➔ Error Detection

➔ Cloze Test

➔ Para Jumbles / Scrambled Sentences

➔ Reading Comprehension

➔ Fill in the Blanks

➔ Phrase Replacement

➔ Idioms and Phrases

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July 27, 2016

Syllogisms 1 - Reasoning Ability for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams

Syllogisms - Reasoning Ability for SBI PO and Clerk, IBPS PO and Clerk, RBI, LIC, NICL, RRB exams


Reasoning Ability for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI Grade B officers and Clerks exams

Directions - In each of the question below are four statements followed by conclusions numbered I, II, III, IV. You have to take the four given sttements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given cnclusions logically follows from the four given ststements disregarding commonly known facts. Then decide which of the answers A, B, C, D and E is correct and indicate as your answer.

1. Statements:

  • All belts are rollers.
  • Some rollers are wheels.
  • All wheels are mats.
  • Some mats are cars.

Conclusions:

  1. Some mats are rollers
  2. Some mats are belts.
  3. Some cars are rollers.
  4. Some rollers are belts.
    1. Only I and II follow
    2. Only I, III and IV follow
    3. Only I and IV follow
    4. Only II, III and IV follow
    5. None of these


2. Statements:

  • Some clouds are rains.
  • Some rains are birds.
  • All birds are jungles.
  • All jungles are trees.

Conclusions:

  1. Some jungles are clouds
  2. Some trees are rains
  3. Some jungles are rains
  4. Some trees are birds
    1. Only I, II, III follow
    2. Only II, III, IV follow
    3. Only I, III, IV follow
    4. All follow
    5. None of these


3. Statements:

  • All books are chairs.
  • All chairs are boards.
  • All boards are boxes.
  • All boxes are chalks.

Conclusions:

  1. Some chalk are board
  2. All chairs are boxes
  3. Some boxes are books
  4. All books are chalk
    1. Only I, II, III follow
    2. Only I, II and IV follow
    3. Only II, III and IV follow
    4. All follow
    5. None of these


4. Statements:

  • All bulbs are lights.
  • No light is cable.
  • Some cables are buttons.
  • All buttons are paints

Conclusions:

  1. Some paints are cables
  2. Some lights are bulbs
  3. Some buttons are lights
  4. Some cables are bulbs
    1. None follows
    2. Only I and II follows
    3. Only II follows
    4. Only III follows
    5. Only IV follows


5. Statements:

  • All plastic are bottles.
  • All bottles are glass.
  • Some glass are jars.
  • Some jars are plates

Conclusions:

  1. Some plates are glass
  2. Some plates are bottles
  3. Some glass are plastic
  4. Some bottles are glass
    1. Only III and IV follow
    2. Only I and II follow
    3. Only I and III follow
    4. Only II and IV follow
    5. None of these



6. Statements:

  • Some birds are animals.
  • Some animals are horses.
  • Some horses are beasts.
  • Some beasts are tigers.

Conclusions:

  1. Some tigers are animals
  2. No tiger is a goat
  3. Some beasts are birds
  4. No beast is a bird
    1. Only either I and II follow
    2. Only either III and IV follow
    3. Only either I or II and either III or IV follow
    4. Only I and III follow
    5. None of these

Answers

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


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Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO and Clerk

Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO

Scheme of IBPS PO

This exam as you all know is conducted in three phases.

Phase I

Online, objective exam 3 sections for 1 hour
  • English - 30 Questions - 30 Marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
  • Reasoning Ability - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
    • Total - 100 Questions - 100 Marks

 Phase II

Online, Objective, 5 section, Each section timed separately
  • Reasoning ability - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
  • English - 40 questions - 40 marks - 30 minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
  • General Awareness - 40 questions - 40 marks - 20 minutes
  • Computer Knowledge - 20 questions - 20 marks - 10 minutes
    • Total - 200 questions - 200 marks - 140 minutes (2 hours 20 minutes)

Phase III

Interview


Syllabus for IBPS PO 

Reasoning Ability

  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Blood relations
  • Direction sense test
  • Logical reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Odd man out
  • Number ranking
  • Decision making
  • Classification
  • Input and output
Scheme, Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO 2016

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

In this section importance is given to banking and financial awareness
  • Last six months' important current affairs (National, International, Bilateral, Sports, Miscellaneous)
  • Last six months' important economy and business news
  • Summits
  • News makers
  • Visits / Visitors
  • Important national and international days (Give importance to the days of the present, previous and next months' days keeping in mind the date of the exam. eg: if mains exam is in November, read important days of October, November and December)
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports and games, terminology
  • Countries - Capitals - Currencies - Head of the countries
  • New appointments
  • Deaths
  • Banking Awareness
    • History of banking
    • Individual bank details
    • Banking terminology
    • Functionality of banks
    • Finance regulators
    • Financial organisations
  • Miscellaneous 

Computer Knowledge

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Basic hardware and software
  • Shortcut keys
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Operating system
  • History of computers
  • Networking and internet
  • Future of computers
    • Not only those mentioned above, but these days questions from computer knowledge are getting deeper into the subject, there were instances when questions were asked from Network topology, which a student with no computer background will find it difficult to answer such questions, until and unless prepared. So be prepared for every type of question.
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July 26, 2016

Simplifications 1 - Quantitative Aptitude for SBI, IBPS, RBI


Quantitative Aptitude for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams


Directions - What approximate value will come in place of question mark of the following questions?

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  1. (32.51)^2 - (17.45)^2 = ?
    1. 780
    2. 850
    3. 680
    4. 820
    5. 750
  2. 88.25 % of 450 = ? % of 530
    1. 70
    2. 68
    3. 75
    4. 80
    5. 65
    Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI Grade B officers exams
  3. √898 x (12.005)^2 + ? = 5000
    1. 680
    2. 720
    3. 750
    4. 620
    5. 630
  4. 3745 ÷ 24.05 x 17.98 = ?
    1. 2860
    2. 2800
    3. 2760
    4. 2720
    5. 2840
  5. 117.95 x 8.017 x 4.98 = ?
    1. 4670
    2. 4780
    3. 4840
    4. 4720
    5. 4800

Answers


  1. 5 - 750
  2. 3 - 75
  3. 1 - 680
  4. 2 - 2800
  5. 4 4720

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Profit, Loss & Discount - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams


Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS, SBI, RBI, LIC exams

Profit, Loss & Discount


Practice Problems


Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7
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