# Sample paper for SBI clerical exams

**SBI Recruitment 2013 :** It is estimated that about 19000 clerks and 1000 PO’s will be recruited in 2013 and around 4.25 lakh jobs in next 3 yrs. In 2012, IBPS Clerk Exam is tentatively scheduled in Dec, 2012 and now the next IBPS Clerk Exam is expected in Dec, 2014 and the Advertisement will be published in Sept/Oct, 2013.

**Quantitative Aptitude****…………………[1*40=40]**

1. 188.34 + 42.97 + 7228.34 = ?

A) 7395.09 B) 7637.28 C) 7643.73 D) 7459.65 E) None of these

2. 17 37 77 157 317 ?

A) 516 B) 537 C) 637 D) 427 E) None of these

3. 728 ? 342 215 124 63

A) 512 B) 545 C) 618 D) 511 E) None of these

4. ? 1653 546 177 54 13

A) 4974 B) 2314 C) 2348 D) 3291 E) None of these

5. 134 255 ? 568 764 989

A) 426 B) 385 C) 399 D) 409 E) None of these

6. How many solid spherical balls each of radius 1 cm can be made out of solid metallic cube of edge 22 cm?

A) 22 B) 120 C) 121 D) 2541 E) None of these

7. The average dividend paid during 7 years by a company is 17.5%. The dividend paid for the first 6 years were 12.5, 15, 18, 12.5, 20 and 18 percent respectively. What is the dividend for the 7th year?

A) 17.5% B) 18.5% C) 26.5% D) 25% E) None of these

8. There are 26 students in a class and one of them who is 14 years old leaves the class and his place is filled up by a newcomer, if the average age is thereby lowered by one month, what is the age of the newcomer?

A) 11 years 11 months B) 12 years C) 13 years 11 months D) 16 years E) None of these

9. The ratio between the ages of P and Q four years ago was 6 : 7. If the total of their ages at present is 60 years, what is the ratio of their present ages?

A) 4 : 5 B) 8 : 9 C) 7 : 8 D) 6 : 7 E) None of these

10. Sixteen men can complete a work in fifteen days. Twenty four children can do the same work in twenty days. In how many days will eight men and eight children together complete the same work?

A) 16 B) 15 C) 20 D) 18 E) None

11.The ratio between the length and the breadth of a rectangular garden is 5 : 3. If the perimeter of the garden is 160 meters, what will be the area of a 5 meter wide road around it’s outside?

A) 600 sq.meters B) 1,200 sq.meters C) 900 sq. meters D) Data inadequate E) None of these

12. A man buys an article with 30 percent concession on the labelled price. He sold it for Rs.1,820 with 30 percent profit on the labelled price. At what price did he buy the article?

A) Rs.1,274 B) Rs.980 C) Rs.1,456 D) Rs.1,092 E) None of these

13. In an examination it is required to get 40% of the aggregate marks to pass. A student gets 224 marks and is declared failed by 16 marks. What are the maximum aggregate marks a student can get?

A) 800 B) 860 C) 600 D) Cannot be determined E) None of these

14. A 415 m long train running at 64 kmph speed crosses a bridge in 36 seconds. Find the length of the bridge.

A) 250 m B) 200 m C) 300 m D) 225 m E) 350 m

15. The difference between 62% of a number and 49% of the same number is 5130. What is 35% of that number?

A) 4795 B) 4630 C) 4156 D) 4450 E) None of these

16. The population of a city increases by 10% in one year and decreases by 10% the next year. If at the end of second year, the population is 99000, what was it in the beginning of first year?

A) 120000 B) 110000 C) 100000 D) 95000 E) 105000

17 3,5,11,14,17,21

(a)21 (b)17 (c)14 (d) 3

18. 6,9, 15, 21, 24, 28, 30

(a)21 (b)28 (c)24 (d) 30

19. 16, 25, 36, 72, 144, 196, 225

(a) 36 (b) 72 (c) 196 (d) 225

20. The greatest number of four digits which is divisible by 15, 25, 40 and 75 is

(a)9000 (b)9400 (c) 9600 (d) 9800

21. the ratio of two numbers is 3 : 4 and their H.C.F. is 4. Their L.C.M. is

(a)12 (b)16 (c)24 (d)48

22. The smallest number which when diminished by 7, is divisible 12, 16, 18, 21 and 28 is:

(a)1008 (b)1015 (c)1022 (d) 1032

23. Present ages of Sameer and Anand are in the ratio of 5 : 4 respectively. Three years hence, theratio of their ages will become 11 : 9 respectively. What is Anand’s present age in years?

(a)24 (b)27 (c)40 (d)cannot be determined (e) none of these.

24. The banker’s discount on a bill due 4 months hence at 15% is Rs. 420. The true discount is:

(a)R s. 400 (b)Rs.360 (c)Rs.480 (d)Rs.320 (e) none of these.

25. The banker’s discount on Rs. 1600 at 15% per annum is the same as true discount on Rs. 1680 for the same time and at the same rate. The time is

(a)3 months (b)4 months (c) 6 months (d)8 months

26. 39 persons can repair a road in 12 days, working 5 hours a day. In how many days will 30 persons, working 6 hours a day, complete the work?

(a)10 (b)13 (c)14 (d)15

27 . the average weight of 8 person’s increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?

(a)76kg (b)76.5kg (c)85 kg (d)data inadequate (e) none of these

28. A bag contains 2 red, 3 green and 2 blue balls. Two balls are drawn at random. What is the probability that none of the balls drawn is blue?

(a)10/21 (b)11/21 (c)2/7 (d)5/7 (e) none of these

29. A motorboat, whose speed in 15 km/hr in still water goes 30 km downstream and comes back in a total of 4 hours 30 minutes. The speed of the stream (in km/hr) is

(a) 4 (b)5 (c)10 (d)6

30. the ratio between the perimeter and the breadth of a rectangle is 5 : 1. If the area of the rectangle is 216 sq. cm, what is the length of the rectangle?

(a) 16 (b) 18 (c)24 (d) data inadequate (e) none of these

31. A vendor bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee must he sell to gain 20%?

(a) 4 (b)5 (c)3 (d)6

32. Seats for Mathematics, Physics and Biology in a school are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. There is a proposal to increase these seats by 40%, 50% and 75% respectively. What will be the ratio of increased seats?

(a) 2 : 3 : 4 (b) 6 : 7 : 8 (c) 6 : 8 : 9 (d) None of these

33. Out of 7 consonants and 4 vowels, how many words of 3 consonants and 2 vowels can be formed?

a) 210

b) 1050

c) 25200

d) 21400

e) None of these

34. The banker’s gain on a sum due 3 years hence at 12% per annum is Rs. 270. The banker’s discount is:

a) Rs. 960

b) Rs. 840

c) Rs. 1020

d) Rs. 760

35. . A sum of Rs. 10,500 amounts to Rs. 20000 in 4 years at the rate of simple interest. What is the rate of interest?

(a)3% (b)4% (c)5% (d)6% (e) none of these.

36. . 7331 ÷ 46.93 + 19.08 = ?

A) 165 B) 153 C) 185 D) 175 E) 169

Directions (Q. 37 – 40)

A school has four sections A, B, C, D of Class IX students.

The results of half yearly and annual examinations are shown in the table given below.

Result | No. of Students | |||

Section A | Section B | Section C | Section D | |

Students failed in both Exams | 28 | 23 | 17 | 27 |

Students failed in half-yearly but passed in Annual Exams | 14 | 12 | 8 | 13 |

Students passed in half-yearly but failed in Annual Exams | 6 | 17 | 9 | 15 |

Students passed in both Exams | 64 | 55 | 46 | 76 |

** 37.** If the number of students passing an examination be considered a criteria for comparision of difficulty level of two examinations, which of the following statements is true in this context?

a) Half yearly examinations were more difficult.

b) Annual examinations were more difficult.

c) Both the examinations had almost the same difficulty level.

d) The two examinations cannot be compared for difficulty level.

38..how many students are there in Class IX in the school?

a) 336

b) 189

c) 335

d) 430

39..which section has the maximum pass percentage in at least one of the two examinations?

a) A Section

b) B Section

c) C Section

d) D Section

40.Which section has the minimum failure rate in half yearly examination?

a) A Section

b) B Section

c) C Section

d) D Section

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