(Paper) SBI Clerk Main Exam Paper - 2018
::Reasoning & Computer Aptitude::
Direction (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
% - Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 4
@ - Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 12
$ - Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 5
# - Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 9
& - Either the hour or minute hand of clock on 6
Note - The first symbol represents the hours and second symbol represents the minutes.
Example: Time “#&” represents 9 hours 30 minutes.
1. A train is scheduled to leave the station at “#&”. But due to technical problem train has been late by 3hrs. Then at what time it leaves from the station?
E. None of these
2. A bus is scheduled to arrive at Delhi at “#$”. It takes 2 hour 40 minutes to reach Delhi from Ambala. At what time it should depart from Ambala to arrive Delhi at least 25 minutes before scheduled time?
3. If a man takes 25 minutes to reach railway station and his train is scheduled at “$%”. Then at what time should he leave to reach the station 10 minutes earlier?
E. None of these
4. Shatabadi express completes its journey in six hours with usual speed of 80 km/hr without stopping on any of the station but on Friday it has to stop 15 minutes on each of the five stations between Delhi and Muradabad. So at what time the train will reach Delhi with its usual speed every Friday, if it departs at “$&” every Friday.
5. An inauguration ceremony is scheduled at “$$” but due to rain there will be a delay of 1 hour 20 minutes. At what time the ceremony will start now?
Direction (6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Ten vehicles viz. Cycle, Scooter, Car, Auto, Train, Boat, Truck, Helicopter, Motorcycle and Aeroplane are given with their speeds viz. 9, 17, 30, 35, 45, 55, 70, 224, 367 and 575 but not necessarily in the same order. These vehicles are placed in two rows in such a way that five vehicles are in each row and each vehicle from one row is exactly opposite a vehicle from the other row. The above row is facing North direction and the row below is facing south direction. All the vehicles are placed from east to west in the increasing order of their speeds(in km/hr). The car is sitting third to the extreme end. The vehicle car is facing immediate neighbour of boat whose speed is 17km/hr. Motorcycle and Helicopter are immediate neighbours of each other and one of them has even number speed and the other has odd number of speed. Only one vehicle comes in between Train Engine and Boat neither of them has speed of 55 or 35 km/hr. Cycle and boat are immediate neighbours of each other. The one who faces Train Engine sits third to the right of scooter and both Train Engine and scooter have a speed of multiple of 5. Truck faces car. Aeroplane is sitting at the extreme end and has the highest speed. The one who has speed of 35 and 45 km/hr are immediate neighbours of each other. Motorcycle has more speed than Train Engine. Motorcycle and truck has speed more than 50 km/hr. The speed of helicopter and car is 367 km/hr and 45 km respectively. Scooter does not have the least speed.
6. Find the difference between speed of motorcycle and truck?
7. Find the odd one out?
8. What is the speed of auto?
9. Who among the following is placed to the immediate left of boat?
10. What is the sum of speeds of car and cycle?
Direction (11-15): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them who sits at the corner are facing towards the centre and other four who sits in the middle of the table are facing outside the centre. Each person has different lucky number viz. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, but not necessarily in the same order.
S’s daughter lucky number is 1. Only one person is sitting between P and U. W’s brother S, sits on the immediate left of his mother whose lucky number is 6. P is the father of V and only one person sits between W’s mother and T. T sits on the immediate right of the person whose lucky number is 2. No female is an immediate neighbour of Q, who sits at the corner of the table. S’s daughter sits second to the right of U and on the immediate left of that person whose lucky number is 3. Q sits second to the left of W’s husband whose lucky number is neither 4 nor 7. U, who is sister of V, her lucky number is 7 and is not an immediate neighbour of W’s husband. Only one person sits between W and V. V sits second to the right of the person whose lucky number is 8. V is father of R and is not an immediate neighbour of T. P is married to W.
11. How is Q related to U?
D. Grand Mother
E. None of these
12. Who is sitting second to the right of P?
13. What is W’s lucky number?
14. Four of the following are like in a certain way and form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
15. Which of the following statement is true?
A. V’s lucky number is 5.
B. U is Q’s daughter.
C. P sits to the immediate left of T.
D. R is facing towards the centre.
E. P and T are sitting opposite to each other
Direction (16-20): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
In the given questions, two rows are given and to find out the resultant of a particular row following rules are given.
Step 1 – If an odd number is followed by a even number then the resultant comes by multiplying the numbers.
Step 2 – If an even number is followed by an odd non prime number then the resultant will be the subtraction of two numbers.
Step 3 – If an even number is followed by prime number (except 2) then the resultant will be the addition of two numbers.
Step 4 – If an odd number is followed by a perfect cube then the resultant will be the subtraction of two numbers.
Step 5 – If an odd number is followed by another odd number then the resultant will be the addition of both the numbers.
16. Find the difference of the resultant of two rows. If A is the resultant of first row.
9 216 6
A 5 11
17. Find the addition of the resultant of two rows.
15 08 15
35 45 13
18. Find the difference of resultant of two rows?
08 11 8
26 21 7
19. If X is the resultant of second row. Find the multiplication of the resultant of two rows?
X 06 15
45 33 03
20. If the sum of resultant of two rows is 30. Find the value of X?
3 27 15
7 03 X
Direction (21-25): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
6 horses P, Q, R, S, T and U are made to stand in a row facing north and distance between two adjacent horses increases from left to right in consecutive integral multiple of 4. Distance between R and Sis 60m and only two horses stand between them. U sits immediate left of R. P sits somewhere to the right of U and distance between them is in multiple of six. Distance between R and Q is 44m. Horse P starts moving towards east, after moving 12m, it turns to its right and moves 60m. From there after turning to its left and walking for a distance of 5m, it comes to halt at a point X. Horse U moves in north direction for a distance of 20m and then turn to its left and moves 26m. After taking one more turn to its left it stops at a point Y after walking 5m.
21. What is the distance between horses S and R?
22. In which direction horse P is facing now?
23. Who among the following is on the immediate right of Q?
24. How many horses are there between S and P?
25. Point Y is in which direction with respect to X?
Direction (26-29): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W lives on ten floors building starting from ground floor number one to top floor number ten. There were two vacant floors in the building. There are eight fruits Apple, Mango, Banana, Papaya, Orange, Cherry, strawberry and Guava in which only one person likes one fruit, but not necessarily in the same order. The one who likes guava lives below the one who likes Papaya but does not lives below the one who likes strawberry. There are three floors between P and Q. The person who likes mango lives below to both P and Q. There are only three floors gap between U and the one who likes Banana. U lives one of the floors below to the one who likes Banana. There are only three floors between U and S. V lives immediately below the one who likes Cherry. The number of person lives between U and the one who likes Banana is same as the number of
floors between U and the person who likes Orange. S does not like Banana. The one who likes Cherry does not lives on the topmost floor. There are two floors between W and R. The one who likes Apple lives immediately between P and W. W likes Mango and lives on bottom most floor. Q lives above P.
26. Who among the following likes Papaya?
27. Who among the following lives immediately above the vacant floor?
C. The one who likes Papaya
E. The one who likes Mango
28. Which of the following is a vacant floor?
29. How many persons live between T and the one who likes Guava?
30. Direction : In each below is given a statement followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which
of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement Give answer:
For the first time India will invite heads of ten Asian nations for the Republic day 2018 celebrations. ASEAN is the association of south-east Asian nations. Its members are Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,
Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia and Myanmar. Which of the following can be inferred from the given statement?
(i) Republic day 2018 will be the first event ever where so many leaders will together will be the chief guests at the parade which would showcase India’s Military might.
(ii) India is the only country among southeast Asian nations which celebrates Republic Day.
(iii) India and ASEAN are actively engaged in a comprehensive economic partnership, which is expected to emerge as the largest regional trading arrangement.
A. If only conclusion II follows
B. If only conclusion I, III follows
C. If only conclusion I follows
D. If only conclusion III follows
E. If neither I nor II follows and III
31. A study published in PLOS Medicine found that obesity was the cause of 1 in 10 deaths in the United States. Also, obesity was the third-leading cause of death in men and women, after high blood pressure and smoking. Hence, many doctors believe that it’s high time obesity be placed in the category of serious diseases as it not only decreases life expectancy but also impairs the normal functioning of the body. Which of the following statements,
if true, undermines the given argument?
A. Extreme obesity can shorten a person's life span by 10 years.
B. Obesity is the result of eating of too much and of a sedentary lifestyle and cannot be defined as a disease per se.
C. Obesity can be a genetic disorder such as sickle-cell anemia and Tay- Sachs, which are classified as diseases.
D. The Food and Drug Administration, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Obesity Society, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the American College of Gastroenterology have identified obesity as a disease.
E. Obesity and obesity-related health conditions cost an estimated 10% of annual medical spending in the United States.
Direction (32-36): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
Eight people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H were born in three different months (of the same year) but not necessarily in the same order, namely March, June and December such that not less than two people and not more than three people were born in a month. Each of them also likes different colours namely Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, White, Black and Grey but not necessarily in the same order. Each belongs to different professions namely Doctor, Engineer, IAS, IPS, Scientist, Professor, Teacher and Fashion designer but not necessarily in the same order. The one who is a teacher was born on one of the months which have more than 30 days and the one who is an engineer was born on one of the months which have more than 30 days. C likes grey colour and was born in the same month as E. Only B and H were born in March. The one who likes Pink colour was born in the month which has 30 days only. F was not born in the same month as E. B is a scientist and the one who likes pink colour is a doctor. D likes Orange colour and was born in the same month as F. G does not like Pink. The one who likes
Black and the one who likes Blue were born in the same month. The one who likes Black, who is an IAS was not born in the same month as H. The one who likes red colour was born in the same month as A. B does not like green colour and E does not like pink. The one who is a scientist was born on one of the months which have more than 30 days and the one who is a professor was born on one of the months which has less than 31 days. The one who is IPS was born on one of the months which have less than 31 days and the one who is IAS was born on one of the months which has more than 30 days. C is neither Fashion Designer nor IPS. H is a fashion designer. F does not like Black colour and the one who likes orange colour is an engineer. C was not born in December.
32. Who among the following is IAS?
33. Who among the following likes Orange Colour?
34. Who among the following was born in December?
E. None of these
35. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
A. The one who is IPS
B. The one who likes Pink colour.
D. The one who was born in June
E. The one who is an engineer
36. Which colour does C likes?
37. Direction : In the question given below, a statement is given followed by three courses of action. A course of action is taken for improvement, follow up, etc. Read the statement carefully and give your answer.
A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29- year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighbourhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police on Saturday night.
Courses of Action:
I. The government should ban the sale of knives in all major cities.
II. Any person seen carrying a knife should be immediately taken into police custody.
III. Policemen should be posted near all major tourist spots to avoid such untoward incidents.
A. Only course of action I follows
B. Only course of action II follows
C. Both I and II follow
D. Both II and III follow
E. None of them follow
38. Direction : A statement is given followed by three inferences numbered I, II, and III. Consider the statement to be true even if it is at variance with commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the inferences, if any,
follow from the given statement.
Donald Trump began the week facing accusations of treason over his embrace of Vladimir Putin and ended it with a middle finger to his many critics by inviting the Russian autocrat to the White House.
I. America and Russia are not allies.
II. No prior American President has ever embraced a Russian counterpart.
III. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has been a long-time US enemy.
A. Only I can be inferred
B. Both I and II can be inferred
C. Only III can be inferred
D. Both I and II can be inferred
E. Both II and III can be inferred
Direction (39-43): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Six subjects Mathematics, Hindi, English, Science, Accounts and Economics are taught at a coaching centre. Each subject was given a definite and continuous time slot. In a day total 14 hours class was scheduled. A subject can start its slot from a whole hour or half hour only (i.e. a subject can start from 2 pm or 2:30 pm but it cannot starts from 2:07). Mathematics class takes place from 11am to 12:30 pm. Only one class took place between Mathematics and Science. Time slot of Science is twice the time slot of mathematics. Accounts classes startsfrom 5:30 pm. English class took place somewhere in between Mathematics and Accounts but it did not takes place immediately after or before Accounts. Total slot time of Hindi and Economics class is 4.5 hours. Number of classes took place between Economics and Accounts is same as the number of classes between English and Economics. Time slot of English is 1 hour less than the time slot of Science.
39. What is the time slot duration of Accounts class?
A. 2 hours
B. 1.5 hours
C. 3 hours
D. 1 hour
E. Cannot be determined
40. Which of the following class is immediately held after English class?
41. How many classes took place between Science and Accounts?
42. At what time did Hindi class starts?
A. 2:30pm – 5:30pm
B. 6:30 am – 9:30am
C. 9:30 am – 11:00am
D. 12:30pm – 2:30pm
E. 6:00am – 9:00 am
43. What is the total time slot of English and Hindi class?
A. 2 hours
B. 1.5 hours
C. 4 hours
D. 3.5 hours
E. 3 hours
44. Direction: The question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
Statement: Should women be allowed into combat arms if they meet all standards?
I. Yes, women have already proven competence in combat – they have already been exposed to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, so it makes no sense to officially continue excluding them.
II. No, the average female is physically weaker than the average male.
A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong and
E. Both I and II are strong
45. As Washington plans to increase its military footprint in Afghanistan, it is tightening the screws on Pakistan for supporting terrorism as an instrument of state policy. Both Washington and Kabul now view New Delhi as a player with considerable leverage over the evolving regional dynamic. A central feature of the Trump administration’s new Afghanistan policy is an outreach to India. How are relations of Pakistan with other countries?
A. Relations of Pakistan and US are very cordial
B. Pakistan wants to rule the other countries
C. Relations are getting bitter over terrorism
D. Pakistan does not want to maintain any relation with any country
E. All of the above
Direction (46-50): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight persons - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing inside while rest of them are facing outside. Each of them likes different engineering branches viz. Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Optical, Power, Computer and Geological. F does not sit immediately next to A. Only two persons sit between G and H. Immediate left of A likes Mechanical, who faces the opposite to centre. F and E are facing the same side and only two persons are sitting between them. The one who likes Power sits immediately next to the one who likes Computer but not faces the one who likes Chemical. E sits second to the left of A. The one who likes Optical faces the one who likes Geological. D sits diagonally opposite to B who sits to the immediate right of E and both E and B are facing same direction. The one who likes Chemical sits between F and B. F does not like Civil. A and C are facing outward direction but not as F. C sits second to the left of G. The one who likes Geological sits second to the right of theone who likes Chemical. D is facing same direction as F. G does not like chemical.
46. Who among the following likes Electrical?
47. Who among the following sits between A and G?
48. Which of the following is not true regarding the given arrangement?
A. A sits immediate next to H.
B. G and C face the same direction.
C. D faces the person who likes Civil.
D. E and G sit opposite to each other
E. All of the above
49. Who among the following person faces the one who sits second to the left of C?
50. Four of the following are alike in a certain way and form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?