February 23, 2017

General English - Fill in the Blanks for IBPS & SBI PO #3

General English - Fill in the Blanks for IBPS & SBI (PO Level)

  1. This is sweet music to the corporate sector, which _____ dislikes the _____ of government intervention.
    1. Instinctively, Fetters
    2. Naturally, Orders
    3. Affectedly, Chains
    4. Artificially, Restrains
  2. The Trump claim is that _____ will _____ business activity and produce growth.
    1. Imposition, Disapprove
    2. Free trade, Curb
    3. Attitude, Stimulate
    4. Deregulation, Spur
  3. Far easier to _____ these social issues to prove his _____ to his base.
    1. Dodge, Disloyalty
    2. Tackle, Fidelity
    3. Take on, Treachery
    4. Block, Faithfulness
  4. When the orders came out, a _____ of _____ went through Trump's base.
    1. Thrill, Depression
    2. Excitement, Dismay
    3. Frisson, Delight
    4. Adventure, Pain
  5. Trump would _____ the country of its _____ and reveal it for what it was always supposed to be.
    1. Cleanse, Crud
    2. Disinfect, Cleanliness
    3. Spoil, Scum
    4. Wash, Residue
  6. Trump did not _____ to explain his decisions or make any _____.
    1. Lower, Bargain
    2. Deign, Argument
    3. Stoop, Proof
    4. Proud, Fight
  7. Hatred has taken on a _____ quality. In California, a white man _____ an Asian woman.
    1. Mundane, Accosted
    2. Ordinary, Evaded
    3. Everyday, Ignored
    4. Wonderful, Saluted
  8. He was a real estate _____ and a television star who was giving _____ to the worst kind of falsehoods.
    1. Lord, Qualm
    2. Aristocrat, Skepticism
    3. Baron, Credence
    4. Captain, Doubt
  9. _____ and revenge are the _____ of Bannon's viewpoint.
    1. Acrimony, Patterns
    2. Affection, Outlines
    3. Wrath, Rage
    4. Resentment, Contours
  10. They would like to _____ public education and _____ regulations.
    1. Strengthen, Emasculate
    2. Undermine, Eviscerate
    3. Thwart, Animate
    4. Empower, Devitalise
  11. Trump's threat to _____ undocumented migrants received a sharp _____ from democratic politicians.
    1. Expatriate, Flattery
    2. Allow, Reproach
    3. Deport, Rebuke
    4. Permit, Blame
  12. Trump's allies came in to _____ his action, blaming the bureaucracy for their _____ to liberal and secular values.
    General English - Fill in the Blanks for IBPS & SBI PO, CAT exam, UPSC, SSC exams
    1. Protect, Enmity
    2. Relinquish, Loyalty
    3. Surrender, Fidelity
    4. Defend, Allegiance
  13. He has so far ruled by presidential _____ and a punctual predawn _____ on twitter.
    1. Decrees, Blitz
    2. Behest, Garrison
    3. Command, Cover
    4. Edict, Defense
  14. Scholars of great _____ and sobriety have raised the question quite _____.
    1. Brains, Ambiguously
    2. Acumen, Explicitly
    3. Cunning, Vaguely
    4. Ineptness, Absolutely
  15. Trump has conducted himself with full media _____ , that he was able to conceal his true _____ and convert agenda almost entirely.
    1. Intrigue, Companions
    2. Conspiracy, Allies
    3. Collusion, Cohorts
    4. Understanding, Opponents


  1. Instinctively, Fetters
  2. Deregulation, Spur
  3. Tackle, Fidelity
  4. Frisson, Delight
  5. Cleanse, Crud
  6. Deign, Argument
  7. Mundane, Accosted
  8. Baron, Credence
  9. Resentment, Contours
  10. Undermine, Eviscerate
  11. Deport, Rebuke
  12. Defend, Allegiance
  13. Decrees, Blitz
  14. Acumen, Explicitly
  15. Collusion, Cohorts
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February 22, 2017

Syllogisms - Reasoning Ability for IBPS and SBI PO #15

Reasoning Ability for IBPS and SBI PO, RBI, LIC and IPPB exams

Directions: In each question below there are three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Give the answers as below based on the conclusions that follow the statements logically.


  1. If only conclusion I follows
  2. If only conclusion II follows
  3. If either conclusion I or II follows
  4. If neither conclusion I nor II follows
  5. If both the conclusions I and II follows


  1. Statements:
    • All books are bats
    • Some bats are coats
    • All coats are belts
      • Conclusions:
        1. Some belts are books
        2. No book is a belt
  2. Statements:
    • All chairs are keys
    • All keys are pens
    • All pens are notes
      • Conclusions:
        1. Some notes are keys
        2. All notes are keys
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  3. Statements:
    • All brushes are pencils
    • Some pencils are tapes
    • Some tapes are balls
      • Conclusions:
        1. Some balls are pencils
        2. Some pencils are brushes
  4. Statements:
    • All bottles are needles
    • All pads are papers
    • No needle is paper
      • Conclusions:
        1. No pad is bottle
        2. No paper is needle
  5. Statements:
    • All tubes are plastic
    • Some plastic are scales
    • Some scales are shapes
      • Conclusions:
        1. All shapes need not necessarily be scales
        2. All tubes being scales is a possibility


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February 20, 2017

Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams #16

Quantitative Aptitude for SBI, IBPS, LIC, RBI, IPPB PO and Clerk exams

  1. A and B can do a piece of work in 45 days and 40 days respectively. They begin together but A leaves after some days and B completes the rest in 23 days. For how many days did A work?
  2. The ratio of copper and Zinc in a brass piece is 13 : 7. How much copper will there be in 500 kg of such alloy?
  3. The difference between a two digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the digits is 108. What is the difference between the digits of the number?
  4. In what time will Rs.36 become Rs.45 at 6.25% per annum simple interest?
  5. The price of the bicycle and rikshaw are in the ratio of 5 : 4. If bicycle costs Rs. 800 more than the rikshaw, Find the price of the rikshaw.
  6. A seller has 24 kg mangoes. He sells part of those at 20% gain and the balance at 5% loss. If on the whole he earns a profit of 10%, then find the mangoes that are sold at loss.
  7. A sum of money becomes 2 1/4 times of itself in 2 years compound interest. Find the rate of interest.
  8. Two numbers are 8% and 80% more than a third number. What percentae is the first number of the second number?
    Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams
  9. 5% income of A is equal to 15% income of B. 10% of income of B is equal to 20% of income of C. If the income of C is Rs. 2000, then find the total income of A, B and C.
  10. Two pipes can fill a tank in 10 hr and 12 hr while the third pipe can empty it in 20 hr. If all the three are opened, in how much time is the cistern filled?


  1. 9 days
  2. 325 kg
  3. 12
  4. 4 years
  5. Rs. 3200
  6. 9.6 kg
  7. 50%
  8. 60%
  9. 18000
  10. 7.5 hr
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February 12, 2017

English - Improve your Vocabulary for SBI PO #7

General English - Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI PO exams

Words, their meanings and Synonyms and Antonyms and also, the usage of the word in a sentence. Try to frame as many example sentences as you can, on your own, using the words given below.


Meaning False, outward show; pretense; 
Synonyms Disguise; Circus; Costume; Cover; Deception; Facade; Imposter; Mask; Dissimulate; Frolic;
Antonyms Reveal; Unmask; Acknowledge; Admit; Confess; Leak; Unveil;
Example The general rule that multitasking is a productivity drag masquerading as an efficiency booster.


Meaning To break or tear into small pieces; Waste little by little;
Synonyms Waste; Deplete; Dissipate; Squander; Trifle; Throw away; Consume;
Antonyms Hold; Save; Store; Retention; Grasp; Possession;
Example We talked to him about the science behind the irrational urges that drive us to fritter away our most valuable time at work


Meaning Natural or habitual inclination or tendencies;
Synonyms Tendency; Disposition; Bias; Inclining; Leaning; Penchant; Predilection; Proneness; Propensity; 
Antonyms Disinclination; Aversion; Demur; Hatred; Indisposition; Resistance; Repugnance;
Example Most celebrated creative minds don’t have wealthy patrons who support their lives and proclivities regardless of what they produce.

General English - Improve your Vocabulary for SBI PO and IBPS PO exams


Meaning To manage or alternate the requirements of; 
Synonyms Mislead; Falsify; Alter; Beguile; Betray; Conjure; Delude; Humbug; Maneuver; Prestidigitate; Shuffle;
Antonyms Be honest; Fix; Retain, Preserve; Maintain; Sustain;
Example we are constantly forced to juggle tasks and battle unwanted distractions— to truly set ourselves apart


Meaning Annoying troublesome;
Synonyms Bothersome; Annoying; Disturbing; Mean; Irksome; Peeving; Vexing; Wicked; Vexatious; Provoking
Antonyms Pleasing; Amiable; Amusing; Congenial; Luscious; Sweet; Satisfying; Polite;
Example There is that pesky truth that anxieties and self-doubt can multiply when fed with silence and an abundance of time.

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Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs #3

Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs for SBI, IBPS, RBI, LIC, UPSC exams

  1. What is the merchant version of Aadhar enabled payment system?
  2. What is the scheme to be launched to promote the usage of BHIM for individuals?
  3. Proposal was made to create Payments Regulatory Board in RBI. What is it going to replace?
  4. What is the system developed through which travel tickets can be booked online by our soldiers and officers?
  5. What percent of fiscal deficit for the next three years is recommended by FRBM Committee?
  6. To what amount, government restricted net market borrowing?
  7. At what percent is the revenue deficit for the next year pegged, as mandated by the FRBM act?
  8. Up to a period of how many years is MAT credit allowed to be carried forward?
  9. To what percent is the income tax reduced for companies with annual turnover up tp Rs. 50 crore, to make MSME companies more viable?
  10. To what percent did the allowable permission for Non Performing assets increased from 7.5 %?
  11. What is the maximum amount of cash donation a political party can receive from one person?
  12. To what amount did the threshold limit for audit of business entities who opt for presumptive income scheme increased from Rs. 1 crore?
    Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs
  13. What is the percentage of tax payment, an appeal to all citizens of India, if their income is falling in the lowest slab of Rs. 2.5 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs?
  14. What is RAPID?
  15. What may be the result of US Federal Reserve's intention to increase policy rates in 2017?


  1. Aadhar Pay
  2. Referral Bonus Scheme
  3. Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment and Settlement System
  4. Centralised Defence travel system
  5. 3 %
  6. Rs. 3.48 lakh crore
  7. 1.9 %
  8. 15 years
  9. 25 %
  10. 8.5 %
  11. Rs. 2000
  12. Rs. 2 crore
  13. 5 %
  14. Revenue, Accountability, Probity, Information and Digitisation
  15. Lover capital inflows & Higher outflows from the emerging economies

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February 11, 2017

Reasoning Ability for SBI & IBPS PO exams #14

Reasoning Ability for SBI & IBPS PO, Clerk, LIC, RBI exams

Read the information and answer the questions.

Sunil, Syam, Suma and Sunita are four students of different coaching centres in Delhi, Lucknow, Kota and Pune of ABC, a famous coaching centre. Syam and Sunil are boys, Suma and Sunita are girls. Each belongs to a different state of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Each one attended the exam in each of the four cities, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Trichy.

The one who wrote the test in Hyderabad got 4th rank, but he is not Syam. The one who appeared at Trichy got first position. The one who belongs to Madhya Pradesh got third position, while the one who studied at Delhi got second position. Sunil and Syam didn't studied at Delhi or Lucknow. They appeared the test at Hyderabad and Trichy. They doesn't belong to Madhya Pradesh or Tamil Nadu. The one who studied at Kota doesn't belong to Uttar Pradesh. Sunita doesn't belongs to Madhya Pradesh. The one who studied in Lucknow didn't appear for the test in Bangalore. The one who belongs to Maharashtra didn't appear at Hyderabad centre.


Reasoning Ability for SBI & IBPS PO exams

  1. In which of the following cities did Sunil appeared the test?
    1. Bangalore
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Kolkata
    4. Trichy
  2. Which of the following combinations is true?
    1. Sunita - Delhi - 2
    2. Sunil - Kolkata - 4
    3. Syam - Delhi - Lucknow
    4. None of the above
  3. Where did Suma wrote the test?
    1. Hyderabad
    2. Bangalore
    3. Trichy
    4. Kolkata
  4. Who got third rank in the test?
    1. Syam
    2. Sunita
    3. Suma
    4. Sunil
  5. Find the false statement.
    1. Sunil attended the test in Bangalore
    2. Sunita got second rank in the test
    3. The one from Maharashtra wrote exam in Trichy
    4. The one who belongs to Lucknow got third rank
  6. Find the odd one out.
    1. Suma - Lucknow - Kolkata
    2. Sunil - Pune - Hyderabad
    3. Sunita - Delhi - Bangalore 
    4. Syam - Trichy - Maharashtra
  7. The states to which both the boys belongs to are
    1. Maharashtra and Tamil nadu
    2. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh
    3. Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh
    4. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
  8. Where did both the girls attended the test?
    1. Hyderabad & Bangalore
    2. Hyderabad & Trichy
    3. Bangalore and Kolkata
    4. Kolkata and Tichy
  9. To which place does the first ranker belongs to?
    1. Delhi
    2. Lucknow
    3. Pune
    4. Kota
  10. Which of the following is true and is related to a single student.
    1. Delhi - Tamil Ndau - Bangalore
    2. Lucknow - Maharashtra - Hyderabad
    3. Kota - Madhya Pradesh - Kolkata
    4. Can't say


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February 10, 2017

Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs #2

Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs for SBI, IBPS, RBI, LIC, UPSC, SSC exams

  1. What is the bold and decisive measure to curb tax evasion and parallel economy?
  2. What is the agenda of Road map and priorities for 2017-18?
  3. Under Fasal Bhima Yojana, what is the budget provision been made?
  4. What is e-NAM?
  5. By which year did government aim to bring one crore households out of poverty and to make 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free?
  6. To what percent did women participation in MGNREGA increased from less than 48%?
  7. What is the allocation to MGNREGA in 2017-18?
  8. What is the platform, leveraging IT, to be launched with at least 350 online courses?
  9. Expand SANKALP.
  10. What is the campaign that will be launched across the world to promote tourism and employment?
  11. Which organisation will refinance individual housing loans of about Rs. 20,000 crore in 2017-18?
    Union Budget 2017-18, February 2017 Current Affairs for UPSC, SBI, IBPS, APPSC exams
  12. Where will the two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences be setup?
  13. How much amount has been made in 2017-18 as a whole for transportation sector?
  14. By which year, unmanned level crossing on broad gauge lines will be eliminated?
  15. When will the Foreign Investment Promotion Board set to be abolished?


  1. Demonetisation
  2. Transform, Energise and Clean India
  3. Rs. 9000 crore
  4. National Agricultural Market
  5. 2019
  6. 50%
  7. Rs. 48,000 crore
  8. Swayam
  9. Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Prompotion Programme
  10. Incredible India 2.0
  11. National Housing Bank
  12. Jharkhand and Gujarat
  13. Rs. 2,41,387 crore
  14. 2020
  15. 2017-18 

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February 04, 2017

Union Budget 2017-18, Feb 2017 Current Affairs #1

Union Budget 2017-18, Feb 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS, SBI, UPSC, LIC, RBI, IPPB exams

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union budget 2017-18 on February 1, 2017. It focused on ten themes. They include :-

  1. Rural population
  2. Farming sector
  3. Youth
  4. Poor and underprivileged healthcare
  5. Infrastructure
  6. Financial sector for stronger institutions
  7. Speedy accountability
  8. Public services
  9. Prudent fiscal management
  10. Tax administration


Union Budget 2017-18, Feb 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS, SBI, APPSC, UPSC exams

  1. What is the measure of the government that will lead to higher GDP?
  2. What is the amount allocated as credit to farmers with 60 days interest waiver?
  3. By which year did the government targets to bring households out of poverty?
  4. What is the mission launched to maximise youth potential?
  5. What is the amount allocated to Mahila Shakthi Kendras under the category of the poor and underprivileged healthcare?
  6. To which sector is a total of Rs. 39,61,354 crore has been allocated?
  7. A strategic policy for ______ will be setup under energy sector.
  8. What percent of Foreign Direct Investment inflows were automated?
  9. What is the total expenditure on Fiscal situation?
  10. What is the maximum amount of cash donation for a political party from any one source?
  11. What amount is allocated to defence sector?
  12. To what percent did CPI decreased in December 2016 from 6% in July 2016?
  13. What is the tax exempted for persons holding land from which land was pooled for creation of Andhra Pradesh state capital?
  14. To what percent did the existing rate of tax reduced for individuals between Rs. 2.5 - 5 lakhs from 10%?
  15. Budget 2017-18 contains three major reforms. What is the one related to railways?


  1. Demonetisation
  2. Rs. 10lakh crores
  3. 2019
  4. Skill India Mission
  5. Rs. 500 crore
  6. Infrastructure
  7. Crude reserves
  8. 90%
  9. Rs. 21,47,000 crore
  10. Rs. 2000
  11. Rs. 2,74,114 crore
  12. 3.4 %
  13. Capital Gains Tax
  14. 5%
  15. Merger of Railway budget with General budget to bring railways to the centre stage of the government's fiscal policy
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February 01, 2017

Reasoning Ability for SBI & IBPS PO Exams #13

Reasoning Ability for SBI, IBPS, LIC, RBI, IPPB Exams (PO Level)

Answer the questions below based on the information given below. 

Five teachers (A, B, C, D, E) and five students (V, W, X, Y, Z) are sitting around in a circle. Some are facing towards the center and some are facing opposite the center. Among the five teachers two are men. Among the five students two are girls. Those two male teachers and two girl students are facing opposite to the center. The other six are facing towards the center.

V is fourth to the left of Y, who is third to the right of A. C is second to the right of E, who is not seated adjacent to W. There are three persons between X and C. D is second to the left of Z and facing the center of circle. There are four persons between A and W and both are facing each other. X is second to the left of B. V is facing opposite to the center of the circle. More than three students or teachers are not sitting together. Not more than two persons who are facing opposite to the center are sitting together.

  1. Who are the two students facing opposite to the center of the circle?
    1. B and C
    2. W and C
    3. Y and E
    4. Y and V
  2. Who among the following is/are sitting between two males?
    1. A
    2. D
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Z
  3. What is the position of B with respect to Z?
    1. Fifth to the left
    2. Seventh to the right
    3. Fifth to the right
    4. Both 1 and 3
  4. Who among the following are the two teachers facing opposite to the center of the circle?
    1. A and B
    2. B and C
    3. C and D
    4. D and E
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  5. Among the five students, who of the following is a female?
    1. Y
    2. X
    3. W
    4. Z
  6. Who among the following has two females on his both sides?
    1. B
    2. W
    3. Z
    4. C
  7. Of the four given below, three have a common point, find the other one.
    1. ZA
    2. EY
    3. CW
    4. BV
  8. Who among the following is a female?
    1. X
    2. V
    3. W
    4. Z
  9. What is the position of A with respect to C?
    1. Third to right
    2. Third to left
    3. Fourth to left
    4. Fourth to right
  10. Find the female pair sitting exactly between A and W.
    1. D and V
    2. E and Y
    3. Y and V
    4. E and D


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