Babu Ka Analysis: SBI Clerk Mains Slot 01, 25th June 2016

Break-up of the sections and exact questions in some and simulations of the questions asked in some have also been provided.

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1. Quantitative Aptitude

  • 5 Series (simple)
    5 4 6 15 56 ?
    7 10 21 52 121 ?
    27 30.2 23.8 33.6 ?
    7 151 223 259 277 ?
  • 5 Simplifications (approximations)
  • 5 Quadratic Equations (easy)
  • 10 DI [Line Graph; (easy) and Table; (calculative) and % of Appeared and Qualified candidates given)]
  • 25 Singles (Boat Stream, Ages, Work Time, Simple Compound Interest doable rest others moderate and lengthy )

2. General English

  • 10 Cloze Test (exact cloze test given below with answers highlighted in red)

However for most of history the struggle to have something to eat has been the main focus of human activity. All but a few were either farmers or farm workers. In 1900, two in every five American labourers worked on a farm, now the figure is one in 50.The assumption today is that everyone has sufficient food. This assumption is faulty-famine has ended in much of the world but it does occur in some parts of the world. Millions of people also do still suffer from famine’s lesser cousin-malnutrition. According to the UN’s FAO some 2 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion population do not have enough to eat. Moreover by 2050 the total population is projected to grow to almost 10 billion.

  • 2 Passages (having 10 questions each, total 20 questions)
  • 5 Errors (Moderate)
  • 5 Sentence Correction (Moderate)
  • 5 Para Jumble (based on how the communication between the teachers and the parents can be beneficial for the students)
  • 5 Fill in the Blanks (2 Sentences with 1 word to fill)

3. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • 3 Binary coding questions [easy if one understands or knows in advance, otherwise difficult to judge what is happening (would provide a similar question for your practice)]
  • 5 Input and Output (easy)
  • Coding Questions (easy; given below)
  • 5 Data Sufficiency (easy)
  • 4 Puzzles (20 questions; Circle– blood relation and all facing inside, North-South– 6 in each row, Floor– A, B, C etc. but their professions were also given, Data- Arrangement– a lengthy one)
  • 2 Blood Relation (easy)
  • 5 Sentence Coding Question [La Pa Ja Pa (easy)]
  • 5 Inequalities (easy)

4. General/Financial Awareness
It was a mix of all but as expected Current Affairs completely dominated the section (exact questions given below)

A simulation of the questions asked in the exam reported by the students for your practice!

1. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Binary Coding Questions: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

In the certain code language, the symbol for 0 (Zero) is ● and that for 1 is *. There are no other symbols for numbers and all numbers greater than 1 are written using these two symbols only. The value of the symbol for 1 doubling itself every time it shifts one place to the left. Thus;
0 is written ●
1 is written *
2 is written * ●
3 is written **
4 is written *●● and so on

1. If *** is multiplied by ** the product will be

(A) *●*●*
(B) **●●*
(C) *●●**
(D) ●****
(E) *●●●*

2. Which of the following will represent 20% of 45 in that code?

(A) ****
(B) ***
(C) *●●*
(D) **●*
(E) ***●

3. Which of the following stands for 7 in that code?

(A) *******
(B) *●*●*●*
(C) **●
(D) *●●*
(E) ***

Machine Input-Output: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

All five questions were based on the single arrangement:
Pattern: Arrange all the words & numbers in the ascending order starting from word in 1st Step followed by number in 2nd Step and so on……

For example: dream big 92 06 always 09 helpful two 76 83

Coding: Directions: In each question below is given a group of digits/symbols numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4). You have to find out which one correctly represents the group of digits/symbols based on the following coding system and conditions and mark the number of that combination as your answer. If none of the combinations correctly represents the group of digits/symbols mark (5) i.e., None of these as the answer

SBI Clerk Mains 2016Conditions:
1. If the first unit in the group is an odd digit and the last unit is an even digit, their codes are to be interchanged.
2. If the first unit is a symbol and the last unit, even digit, both are to be coded as the code for the symbol.
3. If both the first is an odd digit and the last unit is a symbol, both are to coded as X.

1. 95@83#
(a) MANBUZ (b) ZANBUM (c) MNABUZ (d) XANBUX (e) None

2. 4@%6$5
(a) TVIWQA (b) AVIWQA (c) XVIWQZ (d) TVIWQT (e) None

3. 7#@96
(a) SDZNMW (b) WDZNMS (c) XDZNMX (d) SDZNMS (e) None

4. 568©1$
(a) QWBVKQ (b) AWBVKQ (c) XWBVXK (d) QWBVKA (e) None

5. %9424
(a) IMTDET (b) TMTDEI (c) TMTDET (d) XMTDEX (e) None

Row (6 in each) Seating Arrangement: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

12 people are sitting in 2 parallel rows containing six people each, in row 1-P, Q, R, S, T & V are seated and all of them are facing
South. In row 2-A, B, C, D, E & F are facing north

i. A sits third to the right of D, neither A nor D sits at the extreme ends.
ii. T faces D, V does not face A & V does not sit at any of the extreme ends
iii. V is not an immediate neighbour of T
iv. B sits at one of the extreme ends.
v. Only two people sit between B & E. E does not face V.
vi. Two persons sit between R & Q. R is not an immediate neighbour of T.
vii. C does not face V. P is not an immediate neighbour of R.

Circular Seating Arrangement: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

8 friends Q, R, S, T, V, W, Y, Z are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. There are 3 males and 5 females in the group of friends. No 2 males are immediate neighbours of each other.
V sits 2nd to right of his wife. S sits 3rd to the right of V. W sits 2nd to the right of her husband Z. Z is not an immediate neighbor of V’s wife. T is a male and Y is not an immediate neighbor of V. R sits 2nd to the right of Q.

Data Arrangement: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

P, Q, R,S, T, V & W are 7 students of a college each of them has a favorite Subject from Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, History, Geography & Philosophy not necessarily in the same order. Each of them also has a favorite sport from Football, Cricket, Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Basketball not necessarily in the same order.
R like Philosophy and his favorite Sport is Hockey. The one who likes Football likes English. T’s favorite sport is not Badminton or Table-Tennis. V does not like either History or Biology. The one whose favorite sport is Basketball does not like Physics. W likes Chemistry and his favorite Sport is Volleyball. S likes Geography. Q’s favorite Sport is Badminton. V does not like English and his favorite sport is not Basketball. P’s favorite sport is Cricket. The one whose favorite sport is Badminton does not like Biology.

Floor Puzzle with one variable as asked: Study the following question and answer the following questions:

Seven people P, Q, R, S, T, U and V live on separate floors of a 7-floor building. Ground floor is numbered 1, first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each one of these is travelling to a different city, viz Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Lucknow but not necessarily in the same order. Only three people live above the floor on which P lives. Only one person stays between P and the one travelling to Bengaluru. U lives immediately below the one travelling to Mumbai. The one travelling to Mumbai stays on an even-numbered floor. Only three people live between the ones travelling to Bengaluru and Patna. T lives immediately above R. T is not travelling to Patna. Only two people live between Q and the one travelling to Kolkata. The one travelling to Kolkata lives below the floor on which Q lives. The one travelling to Delhi does not live immediately above S or immediately below Q. S does not live immediately above or immediately below P. V does not travel to Chennai

All the Best!

Happy Studies 🙂

 

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