March 31, 2017

Cloze Test #3 - General English for IBPS & SBI PO exams

General English for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, NICL AO, RBI, LIC, RRB, CSAT, SSC CGL exams

Questions (1-5): Fill the blanks with the appropriate words from the given options

Saeed, who has a $10 million __1__ placed on his head by the United States, is often __2__ by India as the “mastermind” of the Mumbai terror attacks, which resulted in the deaths of 166 people, including several Americans. He has been __3__ at least four times between 2002 and 2009, but was let go after a few months in __4__. The popular jihadist can still attract large crowds with his anti-America and anti-India __5__.

  1.  
    1. Economy
    2. Income
    3. Return
    4. Bounty
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Disregarded
    2. Cited
    3. Overlooked
    4. Reference
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Apprehended
    2. Liberated
    3. Restrain
    4. Emancipated
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Dispatch
    2. Setback
    3. Detention
    4. Liberation
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Assault
    2. Diatribes
    3. Citation
    4. Honor
    5. None of these
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Questions (6-10)

Some __6__ and political __7__ have generally been assumed to play a role in the selection of Padma awards. But there will be few who can __8__ that this year’s relatively short list made space to acknowledge the extraordinary work of ordinary people. There has been some disgruntled __9__ of the awards process, most notably from the badminton player Jwala Gutta and the multiple-time billiards world champion Pankaj Advani, but the government has put forward a stout __10__.
  1.  
    1. Optimism
    2. Doubter
    3. Idealism
    4. Cynicism
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Cosmopolitan
    2. World
    3. Worldliness
    4. Naive
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Deny
    2. Adopt
    3. Dispute
    4. Confirm
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Study
    2. Estimation
    3. Guess
    4. Criticism
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Assault
    2. Defence
    3. Reason
    4. Weapon
    5. None of these
Questions (11-15)

Haque, 52, a tea garden worker ____ Rs 5,000 a month, found himself at Rashtrapati Bhavan to receive a Padma Shri. Having lost his mother to a heart attack, Haque made it his life’s work to ensure people in need from his village in West Bengal could get to hospital ____. He converted his motorcycle into a ____ ambulance for the purpose. Sometimes, a journey of 15 kilometres was required; when the river was in ____, a 45 km ____. In two decades, he has taken 3,500 people to hospital, saving hundreds of lives. “That someone should call me to Delhi to give me an award,” he says, “is like a dream.”
  1.  
    1. Making
    2. Stuffing
    3. Material
    4. Preparing
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Readily
    2. Instant
    3. Quickly
    4. Lazily
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Crude
    2. Rudimentary
    3. Sophisticated
    4. Advanced
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Spate
    2. Scant
    3. Drought
    4. Undersupply
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Embrace
    2. Welcome
    3. Detour
    4. Avoid
    5. None of these

Answers

  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 2
  6. 4
  7. 3
  8. 1
  9. 4
  10. 2
  11. 1
  12. 3
  13. 2
  14. 1
  15. 3

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Inequalitites - Reasoning Ability for IBPS & SBI PO exams #18

Inequalities - Reasoning Ability for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, NICL AO, LIC, RBI, RRB, SSC exams

Directions: Given below are statements, each followed by two conclusions. Assume that the given statement is true and then decide which of the two conclusions follow the statement. 

The options will be as follows
  1. Only conclusion I is implied
  2. Only conclusion II is implied
  3. Both the conclusions are implied
  4. Neither conclusion I nor II is implied
  5. Either conclusion I or II is implied
Questions:
  1. Statement
    • A > B ≤ C = D > E < F
      • Conclusion
        1. A > F
        2. B < E
  2. Statement
    • P > Q ≥ R > S ≥ T = U
      • Conclusion
        1. P > S
        2. R > U
  3. Statement
    • A = B ≤ C > D ≥ E < F
      • Conclusion
        1. F > D
        2. A > E
  4. Statement
    • A = B ≤ C = D ≥ E = F
      • Conclusion
        1. A < D
        2. A = D
  5. Statement
    • P < Q ≤ R > S = T > U
      • Conclusion
        1. P > S
        2. R > U
  6. Statement
    Inequalitites - Reasoning Ability for IBPS & SBI PO exams
    • A < B; C > A; B ≥ D;
      • Conclusion
        1. C ≤ B
        2. B > A
  7. Statement
    • A < B; C > A; B ≥ D;
      • Conclusion
        1. A = D
        2. D < A
  8. Statement
    • A ≥ B; B < C; D ≤ B;
      • Conclusion
        1. C ≥ A
        2. D < C
  9. Statement
    • A ≥ B; B < C; D ≤ B;
      • Conclusion
        1. D = A
        2. A > D
  10. Statement
    • A ≥ B; B < C; D ≤ B;
      • Conclusion
        1. C > D
        2. B = D

Answers

  1. D
  2. C
  3. D
  4. E
  5. B
  6. B
  7. D
  8. B
  9. E
  10. A

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March 26, 2017

Vocabulary #8 - General English for IBPS & SBI PO exams

Vocabulary - General English for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, UPSC, LIC, RBI, SSC CGL, CAT and other exams

  1. The liberal-intellectual establishment has of late began lamenting the steady decline of the Indian National Congress.
    • Lament: To feel or express sorrow; Grieve deeply 
  2. Till Rahul Gandhi is at helm of affairs, the party is heading for extinction.
    • Helm: Control; Leadership
  3. Mr. Gandhi is doomed and with him the congress.
    • Doom: Cursed; Destroyed
  4. The party which was the vanguard of the freedom movement cannot be junked in the dustbin of history.
    • Vanguard: The foremost division; Lead
  5. Unity in diversity is not a slogan or a cliched description, but the true idea of India.
    • Cliche: Routine; Stereotypic;
  6. The BJP had an ideology of Hindutva, howsoever vague and vicious it may be.
    • Vague: Not clearly or explicitly stated;
    • Vicious: Corrupt, Grossly immoral;
  7. The RSS has infiltrated almost all the institutions in the last 70 years.
    • Infiltrate: To move into gradually, especially with hostile intent;
  8. The state machinery was often controlled, sabotaged, derailed, and manipulated by various shades of Hindutva.
    • Sabotage: Damage; Injury;
  9. There were Marxists, socialists, rightists, capitalists too and Lohiaites, casteists, linguistic chauvinists and even Hindutva followers in the party.
    • Chauvinist: a person who believes one particular thing is superior to another. Here, linguistic chauvinist, of language.
  10. The information-communication revolution exemplified by the mobile phone and internet, created a new socio-poilitical environment.
    • Exemplify: To show or illustrate by example; Demonstrate;
  11. This revolution gave rise to consumerism, Hedonism and hyper-individualism.
    • Hedonism: Devotion to pleasure as a way of life; enjoyment;
  12. The ideas of collectivism and austerity and simple life compassion and piety, idealism and faith in goodness began to be seen as outdated.
    • Austerity: Severity of manner, life; Rigidity;
    • Piety: Devotion, faith, belief
  13. The party could not have seen that these forces were attacking the vitals of congress culture, ethos and broad ideological architecture.
    • Ethos: Philosophy; Attitude; Ideology
  14. It must not become a self Hindutva party to attract the saffronised middle classes, in India or among the diaspora.
    • Diaspora: The spreading out of a group of people
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  15. Modi has a teflon character, nothing sticks, and no megalomaniac can be challenged on his turf.
    • Teflon: A fluorocarbon polymer with slippery properties; 
    • Megalomaniac: Thinking very highly of oneself; Egoistic; 
    • Turf: Territory, Neighbourhood, Region
  16. Modi is a transient phenomenon.
    • Transient: Temporary; Short-lived
  17. Modernity lies n the humanism, pacifism, respect for all religions and cultures.
    • Pacifism: Opposition to war or violence of any kind
  18. The effervescence of the Modi mood cannot replace those values, and therefore cannot last for too long.
    • Effervesce: Enthusiasm, Excitement, Joy
  19. Congress has been afflicted by a strange identity crisis and in panic it is looking for existential survival.
    • Afflict: Cause or become hurt; Worry; Wound;
  20. Each person who believes in the profound legacy of the freedom movement will help resurrect the congress.
    • Profound: Intellectual; Of deep meaning; Deep;
    • Resurrect: Brighten; Encourage; Recover; Bring to life again;

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March 24, 2017

Number Series - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO exams #2

Number Series - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, LIC, RBI, RRB, IPPB, UPSC, SSC CGL and other exams

Number Series - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO exams

Directions: What comes in place of "?"
  1. 550, 1300, 2800, 5050, 8050, ?
    1. 15400
    2. 15800
    3. 15600
    4. 15200
  2. 25987.5, 4725, 1050, 300, 120, ?
    1. 100
    2. 60
    3. 40
    4. 80
  3. 8192, 2048, 512, 128, 32, ?
    1. 12
    2. 8
    3. 4
    4. 2
  4. 6, 31, 126, 381, 766, ?
    1. 771
    2. 773
    3. 775
    4. 777
  5. 2, 20, 62, 136, 250, ?
    1. 404
    2. 408
    3. 412
    4. 416
  6. 46, 47, 55, ?, 146, 271
    1. 62
    2. 72
    3. 42
    4. 82
  7. 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, ?
    1. 25
    2. 26
    3. 27
    4. 28
  8. 15, 16, 20, ?, 45, 70
    1. 23
    2. 26
    3. 29
    4. 31
  9. 4, 8, 7, 12, ?, 17
    1. 10
    2. 15
    3. 11
    4. 12
  10. 5, 8, 13, ?, 29, 40
    1. 18
    2. 20
    3. 25
    4. 22
  11. -2, 0, 11, 58, ?, 1016
    1. 200
    2. 223
    3. 246
    4. 249
  12. 20, 36, 48, 56, 60, ?
    1. 62
    2. 60
    3. 64
    4. 66
  13. 513, 345, 219, ?, 59, 21
    1. 109
    2. 119
    3. 129
    4. 139
  14. 49, 46, 40, 31, 19, ?
    1. 6
    2. 4
    3. 2
    4. 0
  15. 1, 6, 31, ?, 781, 3906
    1. 156
    2. 154
    3. 152
    4. 150

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Answers

  1. 11800+750*1, +750*2,......, +750*5 →8050+750*5 = 11800
  2. 80/5.5, /4.5, /3.5, /2.5, /1.5 → 120/1.5 = 80
    If you find it difficult to divide, let's come from the right hand side
    Which means *2.5, *3.5, *4.5, *5.5, so we can say ? * 1.5 = 120 = 80
  3. 8
    /4, /4, /4......→ 32/4 = 8
  4. 771
    *6+0, *5+1, *4+2, ....., *1+5 → 766*1+5=771
  5. 412
    This follows two sets
    20-2=18, 62-20=42, 136-62=74, 250-136=114 ......(1)
    42-18=24, 74-42=32, 114-74=40 ............(2)
    24, 32, 40 are multiples of 8, next comes 48, 56, 64....
    therefore 114+48=162 then, 162+250= 412
  6. 82
    +1^3, +2^3, +3^3, +4^3, +5^3
  7. 25
    in the given series 19 and 23 are missing which are prime numbers, so the next term will be 25 which is not a prime number.
  8. 29
    +1², +2², +3², +4², +5²
  9. 11
    +4, -1, +5, -1, +6
  10. 20
    +3, +5, +7, +9, +11
  11. 249
    4^0-3, 4^1-4, 4^2-5, 4^3-6, 4^4-7, 4^5-8
  12. 60
    +4*4, +4*3, +4*2, +4*1, +4*0
  13. 129
    8^3+1, 7^3+2, 6^3+3, 5^3+4, 4^3+5, 3^3+6
  14. 4
    -3, -6, -9, -12, -15
  15. 156
    *5+1, *5+1, *5+1, *5+1, *5+1

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March 23, 2017

Reading Comprehension #2 - General English for IBPS & SBI PO exams

General English for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, UPSC, SSC CGL, RBI, LIC, CAT and other exams

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the question.

Two back-to-back Bills passed in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in the face of strong protests from opposition parties once again reflect the Trinamool Congress government’s totalitarian attitude and its tendency to suppress dissent. The West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017, passed on February 8, imposes stringent conditions on those causing damage to public property during agitations and also a “payment of collective compensation on the inhabitants or other persons concerned”.
The West Bengal Universities And Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill, 2017, passed the next day, gives sweeping powers to the State government over governmentaided colleges and universities.

There were angry and violent exchanges in the Assembly on February 8 when the government tried to pass the Bill on public order. Opposition legislators reminded the Trinamool Congress of the acts of vandalism by its legislators in the House in 2006 when the Left Front was in power. “Those who were law breakers before are now the law makers,” said Manoj Chakraborty, Chief Whip of the Congress Legislature Party. Speaker Biman Banerjee suspended the Congress’ Abdul Mannan, Leader of the Opposition, for two days. When he refused to leave, the Speaker ordered the security personnel to evict him from the House. In the scuffle that followed, Mannan, 61, collapsed and was hospitalised. The Congress and the Left staged a walkout and continued to protest during the rest of the Assembly session. The West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was passed with voice vote.
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The Bill is an amended version of the West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order Act, 1972, which was never invoked in the 34 years of the Left Front rule from 1977 to 2011. The amended legislation is more draconian. Its single most controversial aspect is the power that it vests in the State government to impose a “collective” penalty for damage to public property.

(Source: The Frontline)

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Questions

  1. Which bill is the amended version of West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order  Act 1972?
    1. West Bengal maintenance of Public Order Bill 2017
    2. West Bengal Universities and Colleges Bill 2017
    3. Both A and B
    4. None of these
  2. Which aspect of the bill is more questionable?
    1. Hospitalisation of the leader of opposition
    2. Speaker working for the ruling party
    3. Providing the state government with more power than needed
    4. All A, B and C
  3. To which political party does Abdul Mannan belongs?
    1. Trinamool Congress 
    2. Congress
    3. Other than the mentioned
    4. Cannot be determined
  4. Who said that those who broke the law before were now making the rule?
    1. Leader of opposition
    2. Assembly Speaker
    3. West Bengal Chief Minister
    4. Chief whip of congress legislature party
  5. Why is the author opposing the idea of stringent conditions on those causing public damage?
    1. Because the author is a member of the opposition party and he is doing so as per his leaders
    2. Because he wants to avenge the leader of opposition, Abdul Mannan, who was hospitalised after being suspended by the speaker
    3. Because the author is concerned about the ill effects of providing more powers to the state government with regard to public property
    4. Both A and B

      Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
  6. Totalitarian
    1. Undemocratic
    2. Constitutional
    3. Despotic
    4. Both A and C
  7. Vandalism
    1. Destruction
    2. Obedience
    3. Compliance
    4. Reverence
  8. Scuffle
    1. Peace
    2. Ruckus
    3. Agreement
    4. Adjustment
  9. Draconian
    1. Considerate
    2. Thoughtful
    3. Brutal
    4. None of these

      Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the given word.
  10. Evict
    1. Include
    2. Dismiss
    3. Expel
    4. Exclude
  11. Invoke
    1. Revolt
    2. Appeal
    3. Disgust
    4. Both A and C
  12. Dissent
    1. Resistance
    2. Authorisation
    3. Strife
    4. Protest

Answers

  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. D
  5. C
  6. D
  7. A
  8. B
  9. C
  10. A
  11. D
  12. B
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March 22, 2017

Synonyms - General English for IBPS & SBI PO #3

General English for IBPS & SBI PO & clerk, RBI, LIC, RRB, SSC CGL, UPSC, CAT and other exams

Find the word that is most similar in meaning to the words that are bolded in the given sentence.
  1. Only reason for the acceleration of NPA growth is the more stringent conditions imposed in 2015.
    1. Rigorous
    2. Flexible
    3. Inexact
    4. Tolerant
  2. Once stressed assets are formally recognised as non performing, the requisite provisions are set aside at the expense of short term profitability.
    1. Nonessential
    2. Prescribed
    3. Optional
    4. Unnecessary
  3. In formal circumstances, this move would have threatened the banks concerned with insolvency.
    1. Failure
    2. Fix
    3. Manage
    4. Succeed
  4. Their action triggered a run on the banks, forced their closure and even precipitated.
    1. Waited
    2. Hastened
    3. Checked
    4. Slowly
  5. There is a belief that these banks have the backing of the government, which will keep them afloat.
    1. Docked
    2. Ashore
    3. Adrift
    4. Aground
  6. Constrained by its ideological adherence to fiscal prudence and stringent deficit targets, the govt's appetite to recapitalising these banks is waning.
    1. Recklessness
    2. Imprudence
    3. Disregard
    4. Discretion 
  7. Spending on projects or welfare schemes appeals to voters, funneling money into banks does not, especially when they seem not to have exercised due diligence.
    1. Laziness
    2. Inactivity
    3. Attention
    4. Lethargy
  8. As of March 2016, large borrowers with liabilities of Rs. 5 crore and above accounted for 58 percent of scheduled commercial bank advances.
    1. Obligation
    2. Irresponsibility
    3. Certainty
    4. Asset
  9. The focus of RBI is on finding ways in which banks can help revive the large business groups rather than how banks recover their dues and beef up their balance sheets.
    1. Destroy
    2. Kill
    3. Suppress
    4. Solace
  10. The referred cases themselves exhaust only a small portion of aggregate NPAs in the system.
    1. Invigorate
    2. Fatigue
    3. Refresh
    4. Replenish
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  11. Cash flows in the large stressed companies have been deteriorating over the past few years, to the point where debt reductions of more than 50 percent will often be needed to restore viability.
    1. Energy
    2. Death
    3. Inanimacy
    4. Inert
  12. This unabashed call for subsidising private sector losses comes at a time when government claims it does not have enough money to recapitalise the banks.
    1. Kind
    2. Mannerly
    3. Sophisticated
    4. Blatant
  13. Finance minister has suggested making transfers to the private sector through a roundabout scheme that helps write off their debt.
    1. Direct
    2. Ambiguous
    3. Straightforward
    4. Lucid
  14. That could be a way to implement what may be the worst elements of the package, with the rest being the smokescreen to conceal the core objective.
    1. Honesty
    2. Uprightness
    3. Disguise
    4. Divulgence

Answers

  1. A - Rigorous
  2. B - Prescribed
  3. A - Failure
  4. B - Hastened
  5. C - Adrift
  6. D - Discretion
  7. C - Attention
  8. A - Obligation
  9. D - Solace
  10. B - Fatigue
  11. A - Energy
  12. D - Blatant
  13. B - Ambiguous
  14. C - Disgise
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March 19, 2017

Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO #17 - Boats and Streams

Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO - Boats and Streams Practice questions


Below given questions are based on two models. These are of PO level questions for more and more practice for SBI PO exam.

  1. A boat whose speed is 15 kmph in still water goes 30 km downstream and comes back in a total of 4 hours 30 minutes. Find the speed of the stream. 
    1. 5 kmph
    2. 10 kmph
    3. 7 kmph
    4. 12 kmph
    5. None of these
  2. A man can row 9 1/3 kmph in still water and finds that it takes thrice as much time to row up than as to row down the river. Find the speed of the current.
    1. 4 kmph
    2. 3 3/4 kmph
    3. 5 kmph
    4. 4 2/3 kmph
    5. None of these
  3. The speed of the boat in still water is 20 kmph. It goes 40 km downstream and comes back in 8 hrs. What is the speed of the stream?
    1. 46 kmph
    2. 40 kmph
    3. 33 kmph
    4. 38 kmph
    5. None of these
  4. The speed of the boat in still water is 10 kmph. It takes 4 times as much to row up as to row down the river. Find the speed of the river.
    1. 3 kmph
    2. 5 kmph
    3. 2 kmph
    4. 6 kmph
    5. None of these
  5. A boat goes 20 km downstream and comes back in 3 hours. Its speed in still water is 10 kmph. Find the speed of the current.
    1. 5 kmph
    2. 12 kmph
    3. 10 kmph
    4. 18 kmph
    5. None of these
  6. The speed of the boat in still water is 8 1/2 kmph. If it takes twice as much time as to row up than as to row down the river, then what is the speed of the current?
    1. 3.5 kmph
    2. 1.5 kmph
    3. 4.5 kmph
    4. 6.5 kmph
    5. None of these
  7. A boat whose speed is 5 kmph in still water goes 30 km and comes back in a total of 5 hours. What is the speed of the stream?
    1. 2 kmph
    2. 3 √2 kmph
    3. 7 kmph
    4. 5√7 kmph
    5. None of these
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  8. The speed of the boat in still water is 25 kmph. It takes five times as much time to row up than as to row down the river. Find the speed of the current.
    1. 14 kmph
    2. 16 2/3 kmph
    3. 15 1/3 kmph
    4. 17 1/2 kmph
    5. None of these
  9. The speed of the boat in still water is 20 kmph. If the boat travels 25 km downstream and returns in a total of 5 hours, then What is the speed of the current?
    1. 10√10 kmph
    2. 15 kmph
    3. 5 √2 kmph
    4. 2 kmph
    5. None of these
  10. A man can row 50 kmph in still water. He finds that it takes seven times as much time to row up than as to row down the river. Find the speed of the current. 
    1. 35 2/5 kmph
    2. 37 1/2 kmph
    3. 39 1/2 kmph
    4. 41 2/5 kmph
    5. None of these

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March 10, 2017

General English - Improve your Vocabulary for SBI PO exam #8

General English - Vocabulary for SBI PO, IBPS PO, UPSC, SSC and other exams


  • Aver - To declare with confidence
  • Hue and cry - Any public protest or alarm
  • Condone -  To overlook something illegal or objectionable
  • Perplex -  To make complicated or confused
  • Slew - A large number
  • Adroit - Expert, cleverly skillful
  • Retaliate - To get even with someone
  • Ransack - To search thoroughly
  • Barge - To move clumsily
  • Inimical - Unfriendly, hostile
  • Thwart - To prevent from accomplishing a purpose
  • Exhort - To advise or caution earnestly
  • Interlocutor - A person who takes part in a conversation
  • Impound - To confine within limits; To retain in custody of law
  • Elude - To escape or avoid by cleverness
  • Arsenal - Storage of weapons
  • Chastise - To discipline especially by corporal punishment
  • Coddle - To treat tenderly
  • Splinter - To break or split into small pieces
  • Snoop - To inquire unnecessarily
  • Indispensable - Absolutely necessary essential
  • Perilous - Involving grave risk
  • Annul - To abolish, cancel, invalidate
  • Skepticism - Doubt or unbelief
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  • Stockpile - A large supply of material
  • Trove - A collection of objects
  • Jeopardy - Danger, Trouble
  • Concede - To acknowledge as true, admit
  • Seamless - Uniform in quality
  • Mull - To think about carefully
  • Surge - A strong wave like forward movement
  • Redundant - Unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas
  • Accrue - To happen as a natural growth
  • Turf - A layer of matted earth formed by grass
  • Vehemently - Violently, angrily
  • Rebut - To provide some evidence that opposes; prove wrong
  • Substantiate - To establish by proof or evidence
  • Recourse - Alternative, help
  • Cognisance - Awareness, realisation or knowledge

These words are taken from The Hindu Daily news paper dated 9 March 2017.

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March 08, 2017

Reasoning Ability for SBI PO and IBPS PO exams #17

ReasoningAbility for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI, LIC, UPSC and SSC Exams


Directions(1-7): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below

Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them got different ranks from I to VIII but not in the same order. C is second to the right of the person who got Rank VII. Only one person sits between C and the one who got rank V. G is sitting third to the left of the person who got rank VIII. The one who got rank VIII is not an immediate neighbour of the one who got rank VII. C didn't got Rank VIII. The one who got rank VI is to the left of D. D didn't got rank V or VIII. The persons who got rank VI and VII are immediate neighbours of each other. One of the immediate neighbours of the one who got rank VIII got rank II. B and H are immediate neighbours of each other. There is ne person between B and A. E didn't got Rank I. A got rank V. H didn't got rank II. F is sitting between the persons who got Rank VII and IV. G is second to the right of the person who got Rank I.

Questions:

  1. Who among the following is sitting third to the right of C?
    1. The one who got rank II
    2. The one who got rank V
    3. H
    4. The student who got rank I
    5. None of the above
  2. Who among the following is sitting just opposite to A?
    1. The student who got rank VI
    2. F
    3. The one who got rank V
    4. B
    5. The one who got rank VII
  3. Who among the following is sitting exactly between the one who got rank III and F?
    1. C
    2. D
    3. A
    4. E
    5. H
  4. Starting from A, if all the persons are made to sit in the alphabetical order in clockwise direction, the positions of how many, excluding A, will remain unchanged?
    1. Two
    2. Three
    3. Four
    4. One
    5. Zero
  5. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of E?
    1. A and the one who got VIII rank
    2. B and the one who got third rank
    3. One who got rank V and H
    4. Cannot be determined
    5. None of these
  6. What is the position of F with respect to B?
    1. Fourth to right
    2. Fourth to left
    3. Third to right
    4. Fifth to right
    5. Sixth to left
  7. Who among the following is sitting fourth to the left of the one who got rank II?
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    1. D
    2. F
    3. G
    4. B
    5. Cannot be determined
  8. Find the odd pair
    1. A G
    2. C F
    3. D H
    4. B E
    5. A E
  9. Starting from A, if all the persons are made to sit in the alphabetical order in anti-clockwise direction, the positions of how many, excluding A, will remain unchanged
    1. Two
    2. Three
    3. One
    4. None
    5. Four
  10. What is the rank of G?
    1. II
    2. VII
    3. V
    4. III
    5. I

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March 07, 2017

Reasoning Ability for IBPS and SBI PO exams #16

Reasoning Ability for IBPS and SBI PO and Clerk Exams - Blood Relations


Questions:

  1. Pointing towards a person in the photograph, Anu said, "He is the only son of the father of my sister's brother". How is that person related to Anu?
    1. Uncle
    2. Son
    3. Father
    4. Brother
    5. Nephew
  2. If A is the brother of the son of B's son, how is A related to B?
    1. Son
    2. Cousin
    3. Brother
    4. Grandson
    5. Cannot be determined
  3. If P is the mother of Q and R, and S is the husband of R, then how is P related to S?
    1. Mother
    2. Aunt
    3. Son-in-law
    4. Mother-in-law
    5. Can't say
  4. Honey, who is Sunil's daughter, says to Aruna, "Your mother Rani is the younger sister of my Father, who is the third child of Major Kanth". How is Major Kanth related to Aruna?
    1. Father
    2. Grandfather
    3. Father-in-law
    4. Brother
    5. None of these
  5. Pointing to Somu, Mani said, "Her mother's only daughter is my daughter". How is Mani related to Somu?
    1. Brother
    2. Uncle
    3. Son
    4. Father
    5. Cousin
  6. If Tanu's mother was Uday's mother's daughter, How was Uday related to Tanu?
    1. Grandfather
    2. Brother
    3. Grandson
    4. Father
    5. Maternal uncle
  7. If Arun is the brother of the son of Sahil's son, what is the relationship between Aruna and Sahil?
    1. Grandson
    2. Brother
    3. Cousin
    4. Nephew
    5. Son
  8. Pointing to a boy, a lady says that his mother is the only sister of her mother. How is boy related to that lady?
    1. Nephew
    2. Uncle
    3. Cousin
    4. Brother
    5. Father
  9. Atul said to Harini, "your brother's son is my wife's brother". How is Harini related to wife of Atul?
    1. Sister
    2. Aunt
    3. Mother
    4. Daughter
    5. Cannot be determined
  10. If Kanika says, "Raju's father is the only son of my father". How is Kanika related to Raju?
    1. Daughter
    2. Sister
    3. Mother
    4. Aunt
    5. Niece
  11. Pointing to a man a lady says, "His father is the third son of her grandmother". How is the lady related to that man?
    1. Cousin
    2. Sister
    3. Brother
    4. Aunt
    5. Either 1 or 2
  12. A is the sister of B, C is the father of B, D is the wife of C and E is the father of D. How is E related to B?
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    1. Uncle
    2. Grandmother
    3. Father
    4. Aunt
    5. Grandfather
  13. Pointing towards a person n a photograph, Akhila said, "He is the only son of the father of my sister's brother". How is that person related to Akhila?
    1. Uncle
    2. Mother
    3. Father
    4. Brother
    5. Can't say
  14. If P + Q means P is the brother of Q, P * Q means P is the mother of Q, P ÷ Q means P is the sister f Q. Then which of the following would mean A is the uncle of B?
    1. X * A + Y
    2. X * Y + A
    3. X + A * Y
    4. X ÷ A * Y
    5. X + A ÷ Y
  15. R told S that, T is his father's nephew. U is R's cousin but not the brother of T. How is U related to T?
    1. Mother
    2. Father
    3. Aunt
    4. Sister
    5. Brother
(16-20) Directions:
A family consists of five members A, B, C, D and E. E has two sons, an unmarried daughter and a daughter-in-law. A is the brother-in-law of the daughter-in-law. B's sister doesn't like B's wife. But A and his Father support B's wife C.
  1. Who is the daughter of E?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. None of these
  2. What is the relation of A with D?
    1. Brother
    2. Brother-in-law
    3. Sister
    4. Sister-in-law
    5. Daughter-in-law
  3. How is E related to B?
    1. Father
    2. Brother
    3. Father-in-law
    4. Sister-in-law
    5. Cannot be determined
  4. Who is the wife of B?
    1. A
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. None of these
  5. How is A related to E?
    1. Father
    2. Brother
    3. Sister
    4. Wife
    5. None

Answers


  1. 3 - Father
  2. 4 - Grandson
  3. 4 - Mother-in-law
  4. 2 - Grandfather
  5. 4 - Father
  6. 5 - Maternal uncle
  7. 1 - Grandson
  8. 1 - Nephew
  9. 2 - Aunt
  10. 4 - Aunt
  11. 5 - Either 1 or 2
  12. 5 - Grandfather
  13. 4 - Brother
  14. 3 - X + A * Y
  15. 4 - Sister
  16. 4 - D
  17. 1 - Brother
  18. 1 - Father
  19. 2 - C
  20. 5 - None of these

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