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Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims 2018

Numerical Ability Section has given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are calculative and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Following is the Numerical Ability quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

Q1.  Railway fares of 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes between two stations were in the ratio of 8 : 6 : 3. The fares of 1st and 2nd Classes were subsequently reduced by 1/6 and 1/12 respectively. If during a year, the ratio between the passengers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes was 9 : 12 : 26 and total amount collected by the sale of tickets was Rs 1088 Lacs, then find the collection from the passengers of 1st class?
(a) Rs 260 L
(b) Rs 280 L
(c) Rs 300 L
(d) Rs 320 L
(e) Rs 340 L

Q2.  The cost of digging a pit was Rs 1,347. How much will it cost (approximately)if the wages of workmen per day has been increased by 1/8 of their former wage and working time decreased by 1/21 of the former time? (Note:- except above information other things remain unchanged )
(a) Rs 1443
(b) Rs 1234
(c) Rs 1405
(d) Rs 1000
(e) Rs 1350

Q3.  One year ago, the ratio between Mahesh’s and Suresh’s salaries was 3 : 5. The ratio of their individual salaries of last year and present year is 2 : 3 and 4 : 5 respectively. If their total salaries for the present year are Rs 43000, what is the present salary of Mahesh?
(a) Rs 19000
(b) Rs 18000
(c) Rs 16000
(d) Rs 15500
(e) Rs 18500

Q4.  A sink contains exactly 12 litres of water. If water is drained from the sink until it holds exactly 6 litres of water less than the quantity drained away. Then how many litres of water were drained away?
(a) 2 litres
(b) 6 litres
(c) 3 litres
(d) 9 litres
(e) 4 litres

Q5.  A speaks the truth 3 out of 4 times, and B 5 out of 6 times. What is the probability that they will contradict each other in stating the same fact?
(a) 2/3
(b) 1/3
(c) 5/6
(d) 1/6
(e) 2/9

Directions (6-10): In the following number series, find the missing term.

Q6.  12,     27,     73,     212,     630,     1885,     ?
(a) 5651
(b) 5652
(c) 5653
(d) 5654
(e) 5655

Q7.  18,     20,     44,     138,     560,     2810,     ?
(a) 16818
(b) 16836
(c) 16854
(d) 16872
(e) 16782

Q8.  1200,     480,     192,     76.8,     30.72,     12.288,     ?
(a) 4.9152
(b) 5.8192
(c) 6.7112
(d) 7.6132
(e) 49.152

Q9.  841,     961,     1089,     1225,     ? ,     1521
(a) 729
(b) 1369
(c) 1156
(d) 1681
(e) 1444

Q10.  141,     2885,     4613,     5613,     6125,     ?
(a) 6311
(b) 6321
(c) 6331
(d) 6341
(e) 6189

Directions (11-15): What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following questions?

Q12.  ? ÷ 13 + 2262 ÷ 39 × 243 + 273 ÷ 3 = 5 × (1481 + 1376)
(a) 1250
(b) 1100
(c) 1300
(d) 1400
(e) 1350

Q13.  3.4 × 2.6 × 5.4 ÷ 1.8 ÷ 0.17 =? ÷ 0.8
(a) 12.48
(b) 124.8
(c) 1248.8
(d) 1.248
(e) 12.84

Q15.  1701 ÷ 2100 + 3087 ÷ 6300 + 832 ÷ 5200 =?
(a) 1.0019
(b) 101.9
(c) 0.1019
(d) 10.19
(e) 1.46

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