April 21, 2017

Quadratic Equations #1 - Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams

Quadratic Equations - Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO & IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS Clerk, NICL AO, RBI, LIC, UPSC, SSC exams


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Quadratic Equations - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO, Clerk mains, SBI, RBI Assistant LIC, IPPB Exams

Quadratic Equations #1


In each of the following questions two equations are given. Solve these equations and select the appropriate answers.

The answer choices will be as follows:

A. If X is greater than y
B. If X is greater than or equal to Y
C. If X is less than or equal to y
D. If X is less than y
E. If X is equal to Y or No relation can be established between X and Y


Here goes the questions


1. X² - 7X + 12 = 0
   Y² - 5Y + 6 = 0

2. X² + X - 12 = 0
   Y² + 2Y - 15 = 0

3. X² + 4X + 20 = 0
   Y² - 3Y + 2 = 0

4. X² + 7X + 10 = 0
   Y² - 10Y + 21 = 0

5. X² + 30X + 221 = 0
   Y² - 36Y + 323 = 0

6. X² - 9X + 14 = 0
   2Y² - 11Y + 5 = 0

7. X² + 15X + 44 = 0
   Y² = 10

8. X² + 2√2X + 2 = 0
   Y² - 2 = 0

9. 4X² - 4X - 3 = 0
   8Y² + 14y + 5 = 0

10. X² - 5X -14 = 0
     y² - y = 0

Answers

1. B
2. E
3. E
4. D
5. C
6. E
7. D
8. C
9. B
10. E
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April 19, 2017

English Vocabulary for SBI PO Exam & IBPS PO Exam #13

English Vocabulary from The Hindu News Paper for SBI PO Exam, IBPS PO Exam, NICL AO, UPSC CSAT Exams


1. Ramification: 
Something that is the result of an action, decision etc.; 
Consequence;
Think about the ramifications of your decision.

2. Amasses: 
To gather or collect especially for yourself; 
Accumulate; Assemble; Lump; Bulk
They have amassed a wealth of information.

3. Abate: 
To become weaker; to decrease in strength; 
Decrease; Shrink; Drain; Subside
We waited for the wind to abate.

4. Accrue: 
To increase in value or amount gradually as time passes;
He wants to enjoy the benefits of the illegally accrued wealth and property.

5. Hiatus: 
A period of time when something is stopped; 
Breach; Break; Discontinuity
There should be no hiatus in taking the decision.

6. Unambiguous: 
Clearly expressed or understood; 
Apparent; Plain; Transparent; Clear;
Your answer should be clear and unambiguous.

7. Statutory: 
Prescribed or authorised by statute; 
Judicial; Legal; Lawful;
The government gave permission to make the organisation a statutory body.

8. Abrupt:  
Very sudden and not expected; 
Rudely brief; Short; Blunt; Bluff;
There was an abrupt  change in the weather.

9. Erroneous: 
Not correct; 
False; Incorrect; Inaccurate; Untruthful;
Your article shouldn't contain erroneous information.

Vocabulary from the Hindu news paper

10. Subvert: 
To secretly try to ruin or destroy a government, political system etc; To make 
something weaker or less effective; 
Degrade; Cheapen; Corrupt; Demoralise;
They were planning to subvert the institute.


11. Confiscate: 
To take away from someone especially as punishment or to enforce the law or rules; 
The teacher confiscated all the mobile phones from the students.

12. Obligation: 
Something you must do because of law, rule, promise etc.; 
Burden; Charge; Commitment; Responsibility;
You must fulfill your obligations, but not at the cost of your self respect.

13. Incur: 
To come into or acquire; Bring upon oneself; 
Obtain; Catch; Get; Gain; 
The government has incurred huge debts.

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April 18, 2017

Puzzles - Reasoning Ability for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams 20

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


Study the information carefully and answer the question :

S, T, U, V. W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular area at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the people are facing the centre while some face outside.

Z sits third to the right of U. U faces the centre. Only one person sits between Z and X. T sits second to the left of X. T and X face same directions. S sits to the immediate left of W. W and X face same directions. V sits second to the left of S. V is not an immediate neighbour of W. Y sits second to the right of V. Immediate neighbours of S face opposite directions. Immediate neighbours of T face same direction.

  1. How many people in the given arrangement face the centre?
    1. Four
    2. Five
    3. Two
    4. Three
    5. One
  2. What is V’s position with respect to T?
    1. Third to the left
    2. Fourth to the left
    3. Third to the right
    4. Second to the left
    5. Fourth to the right
  3. Who sits second to the right of W ?
    1. V
    2. Other than those given as options
    3. T
    4. Z
  4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
    1. S
    2. T
    3. V
  5. Which of the following is TRUE regarding Y as per the given seating arrangement ?
    1. Only one person sits between Y and S
    2. U is one of the immediate neighbours of Y
    3. Y faces outside
    4. Only three people sit between Y and W
    5. T sits to the immediate right of Y
Study the given information carefully to answer the given question :

M, N, O, P, Q, R and S live on seven different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lower most floor of the building is numbered one, the one above that is numbered two and so on till the top most floor is numbered seven. Each one of them also likes different cartoon characters namely Mermaid, Flintstone. Dexter, Popeye, Aladdin. Spike and Tweety (but not necessarily in the same order).

The one who likes Tweety lives on the floor numbered 5. Only one person lives between N and the one who likes Tweety. Only two people live between N and R.  The one who likes Popeye lives on one of the odd­numbered floors below R. The one who likes Popeye does not live on the lowermost floor. Only three people live between the one who likes Popeye and the one who likes Mermaid. S lives on one of the even numbered floors below the one who likes Mermaid. The one who likes Dexter lives immediately below S. Only two people live between the one who likes Dexter and the one who likes Aladdin. M lives immediately above the one who likes Aladdin. The one who likes Spike lives immediately above P. O neither likes Popeye nor Mermaid. O does not like Flintstones.

  1. Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to the given arrangement ?
    1. None of the given options is true.
    2. S lives on the floor numbered 4.
    3. P likes Dexter.
    4. R lives on the floor numbered 4.
    5. The one who likes Spike lives immediately above M
  2. If all the people are made to sit in alphabetical order from top to bottom, the positions of how many people will remain unchanged ?
    1. Four
    2. Three
    3. One
    4. Two
    5. None
  3. Which of the following combinations is TRUE with respect to the given arrangement ?
    1. Tweety ­ M
    2. Mermaid­ P
    3. Flintstone ­ P
    4. Aladdin ­ Q
    5. Spike ­ N
  4. Which of the following cartoon characters does Q like ?
    1. Spike
    2. Aladdin
    3. Mermaid
    4. Tweety
    5. Popeye
  5. Who amongst the following lives on the floor numbered 2 ?
    1. P
    2. The one who likes flintstone
    3. R
    4. Q
    5. The one who likes Spike

Answers

Questions: 1-5

Questions: 6 -10

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April 17, 2017

Para jumbles #3 - English for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams

Para Jumbles - English for SBI PO & IBPS PO, SBI CLerk, IBPS Clerk, NICL AO, RBI, LIC, RRB, SSC, UPSC exams

By using all the sentences given below, you have to frame meaningful para.

Questions (1-5)
  1. It is not required to elaborate on procedures as an advisory document but it is incumbent on its authors to state unambiguously the priorities and provide timelines for its objectives and its financial requirements. 
  2. We had argued that only a strengthened public sector could act as a regulator for comprehensive primary health care if the national policy was serious about reaching out to the underserved. 
  3. When we reviewed the 2015 Draft National Health Policy (NHP), our primary concern was that while the document accepted that only the public sector health services gave value for money, its emphasis was on promoting the private sector. 
  4. A substantive policy document is that which clearly states the directions of an organisation’s future and its perspective. 
  5. A quick reading of the subheadings of NHP 2017 gives the impression that these have been addressed.
    Para jumbles - English for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams
  6. We had also pointed out that a policy needs to be located in the given epidemiological and socioeconomic context.

Questions

  1. Which of the following is the first sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  2. Which of the following is the third sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  3. Which of the following is the last sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  4. Which of the following is the second sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  5. Which of the following is the fourth sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
Questions (6-10)
  1. As Eisntein said, “science of today is the technology of tomorrow”. Development is always linked with technology. 
  2. Scientific temperament and an inquisitive mind are essential for the people to move forward, as only a scientific mind can enquire into situations and seek solutions. 
  3. In science, every discovery is a permanent gain. 
  4. Science however is not only about abstract thoughts but also about it’s application in various fields impacting the common man.
  5. If Newton had not questioned the falling down of apple instead of going up, he would not have discovered the power of gravity.  
  6. Scientific thought and interest have been at the backbone of mankind’s advancements and progress – be it the discovery of fire, the wheel or the power of nuclear fission

Questions

  1. Which of the following is the second sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  2. Which of the following is the fourth sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  3. Which of the following is the third sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  4. Which of the following is the last sentence?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  5. Which of the following is the first sentence?
    1. C
    2. D
    3. E
    4. F
    5. A

Answers

Questions (1-5) sequence: D A C B F E

Questions (6-10) sequence: F B E D C A

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April 16, 2017

Puzzles - Reasoning Ability for SBI PO & IBPS PO exams #19

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

Study the following information to answer the given questions

Eight friends, J, K, L, M, V, W, X and Y are seated in a straight line, facing north, but not necessarily in the same order.
L sits third to the left of X. V sits third to the right of X.
W sits second to the left of J. J is not an immediate neighbour of X.
K is not an immediate neighbour of V.
Neither K nor M is an immediate neighbour of Y.

  1. How many persons are seated between K and W ?
    1. None
    2. Three
    3. Four
    4. Two
    5. One
  2. What is the position of J with respect to X ?
    1. Second to the left
    2. Fourth to the left
    3. Third to the right
    4. Fourth to the right
    5. Second to the right
  3. Who amongst the following sit exactly between L and X ?
    1. M,W
    2. K,W
    3. J,Y
    4. W,Y
    5. J,K
  4. Based on the given arrangement, which of the following is true with respect to M ?
    1. M sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
    2. Only three persons sit between M and L
    3. Both J and X are immediate neighbours of M
    4. K sits to immediate left of M
    5. None of the given options is true
  5. Which of the following pairs of people represents the persons seated at the extreme ends of the line ?
    1. UK
    2. v,w
    3. L,M
    4. K,Y
    5. M,J

Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow:

Ten persons Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S, R and Q are seated around a rectangular table. Two persons are seated on each of the longer sides. One person is seated on each of the smaller sides and four persons are seated on the corners. All are facing the centre.
Z is seated third to the right of S who is facing V.
R’s immediate neighbour faces T.
U is seated at one of the corner seats and is third to the right of Q who is not a neighbour of Z or S. Q is not
seated at any of the corners.
Two persons are seated between Z and Y.
X is not a neighbour of U or Z.
T and U do not sit together. R is not seated at any of the corners
  1. What is the position of T with respect to V?
    1. Second to the right
    2. Second to the left
    3. Immediate left
    4. Opposite to each other
    5. Immediate right
  2. Who sit third to the right of Q?
    1. X
    2. U
    3. Y
  3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain and hence form a group. Find the one which does not belong to that group?
    1. S
    2. W
    3. R
  4. How many persons are seated in between U and S when counted from the right of S?
    1. one
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Four
    5. None
  5. In which of the following group is the third person seated exactly in between the first and the second person?
    1. TXQ
    2. YVW
    3. ZWV
    4. USX
    5. ZRU

Answers

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April 01, 2017

Simplifications #3 - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO exams

Simplifications - Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, NICL AO, LIC, RBI, RRB, CSAT, SSC CGL exams

  1. (-251 × 21 × -12) ÷ ? = 158.13
    1. 250
    2. 400
    3. 300
    4. 150
    5. None of these
  2. 25.6% of 250 + √? = 119
    1. 4225
    2. 3025
    3. 2025
    4. 5625
    5. None of these
  3. 36865 + 12473 + 21045 - 44102 = ?
    1. 114485
    2. 28081
    3. 26281
    4. 114845
    5. None of these
  4. [(15.02)² - 103.01)] ÷ ? = 8
    1. 12
    2. 6.5
    3. 8.2
    4. 16
    5. None of these
  5. (0.4 × 1.5) ÷ 0.2 = ?
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 1.2
    4. 0.3
    5. None of these
  6. 7428 × ¾ × 2/9 × ? = 619
    1. 0.5
    2. 1.5
    3. 0.2
    4. 2.4
    5. None of these
  7. (560 ÷ 32) × (720 ÷ 48) = ?
    1. 262.5
    2. 255
    3. 263.5
    4. 271.25
    5. None of these
  8. 748 × ? × 9 = 861696
    1. 122
    2. 132
    3. 128
    4. 124
    5. None of these
  9. 3.2% of 500 × 2.4% of ? = 288
    1. 650
    2. 700
    3. 600
    4. 750
    5. None of these
  10. 333 × 33 × 3 = ?
    1. 32697
    2. 36297
    3. 32679
    4. 39267
    5. None of these
  11. [(36)² + (47)²] ÷ ? = 28.04
    1. 55
    2. 75
    3. 105
    4. 125
    5. None of these
  12. ∛? = (28 × 24) ÷ 14
    1. 85184
    2. 140608
    3. 97336
    4. 117649
    5. None of these
  13. 14785 - 358 -4158 - 9514 = ?
    1. 755
    2. 825
    3. 721
    4. 785
    5. None of these
  14. 156 + 328 × 0.8 = ?
    1. 287.2
    2. 352.8
    3. 418.4
    4. 451.2
    5. None of these
  15. 1148 ÷ 28 × 1408 ÷ 32 = ?
    1. 1800
    2. 1804
    3. 1814
    4. 1822
    5. None of these

Answers

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

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