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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.  A shopkeeper sold an article for Rs 750 after giving 20% discount on the labeled price and made 40% profit on the cost price. What would have been the approximate percentage profit, had he not given the discount?
(a) 77%
(b) 85%
(c) 60%
(d) 70%
(e) 75%

Q2.  If the area of a circle is 616 cm^2, what would be the total surface area of a hemisphere having the same radius as the circle?
(a) 1848 cm^2
(b) 1648 cm^2
(c) 2218 cm^2
(d) 1808 cm^2
(e) None of these

Q3. Tap A fills tank in 10 hours and B can fill it in 15 hours. Both are opened simultaneously. Sometimes later tap B was closed and time taken to fill the whole tank was 8 hours. After how many hours B was closed?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5
(e) 7

Q4. A barrel contains a mixture of wine and water in the ratio 3 : 1. How much fraction of the mixture must be drawn off and substituted by water so that the ratio of wine and water in the resultant mixture in the barrel becomes 1 : 1?
(a) 1/4
(b) 1/3
(c) 2/3
(d) 3/2
(e) 3/5

Q5. Aditya and Anshuman started a business and invested Rs. 52,500and Rs. 75,000 respectively. At the end of year, they decided to distribute 50% of profit equally among them and remaining in capital ratio. Had they distributed entire profit in capital ratio, Aditya got Rs. 2,250 less. Find the total profit amount.
(a) Rs. 46,000
(b) Rs. 51,000
(c) Rs. 49,000
(d) Rs. 51,650
(e) Rs. 48,450

Solutions (1-5):

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions two equations are given solve these equations and give answer.

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series?
Q11. 12, 12, 18, 36, 90, 270, ?
(a)  853
(b)  820
(c)  945
(d)  980
(e)  720

Q12. 15, 30, ?, 40, 8, 48
(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 18
(d) 20
(e) 30

Q13. 879, 536, ?, 195, 131, 104
(a) 250
(b) 296
(c) 315
(d) 385
(e) 320

Q14. 588, 563, 540, 519, ?, 483, 468
(a) 500
(b) 496
(c) 494
(d) 490
(e) 538

Q15. 33, 39, 57, 87, 129, ?
(a) 183
(b) 177
(c) 189
(d) 199
(e) 159

Solutions (11-15):