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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.

Directions (1-5): Study the graph carefully to answer the questions that follow:

Q1. What was the approximate per cent increase in profit of company Y in the year 2008 from the previous year?
(a) 2
(b) 10
(c) 20
(d) 14
(e) 24

Q2. What was the approximate percent increase in the profit of company Z in the year 2005 from the previous year?
(a) 14
(b) 21
(c) 8
(d) 26
(e) 19

Q3. If the profit earned by company X in the year 2004 was Rs. 2,65,000, what was its profit in the year 2006?
(a) Rs. 6,21,560
(b) Rs 4,68,290
(c) Rs 7,05,211
(d) Rs 5,00,850
(e) None of these

Q5. Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to the graph?
(a) Company X incurred a loss in the year 2004
(b) The amount of profit earned by company Y in the years 2006 and 2007 is the same
(c) Company Z earned the highest profit in the year 2008 as compared to the other years
(d) Profit earned by company X in the year 2004 is lesser than the profit earned by company Z in that year
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):

Q6.  A, B and C are three friends. They invested certain amount in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3 and the ratio of investment at the end of year is 3 : 8 : 18. Calculate the ratio of time for which they invested.
(a) 7 : 8 : 9
(b) 4 : 5 : 6
(c) 6 : 7 : 8
(d) 3 : 4 : 6
(e) None of these

Q7.  If the ratio of MP, SP and CP is 5 : 4 : 3. Find the ratio of discount percentage to profit percentage.
(a) 3 : 5
(b) 5 : 3
(c) 3 : 4
(d) 4 : 3
(e) 1 : 2

Q8.  The ratio of age of mother and that of son at present is 5 : 2 and after 8 year it will be 2 : 1. Find the difference between the present age of mother and that of son.
(a) 20 year
(b) 26 year
(c) 28 year
(d) 25 year
(e) 24 year

Q9. Three successive discounts of 20%, 25% and 50% are equivalent to single discount of
(a) 70%
(b) 75%
(c) 80%
(d) 50%
(e) 85%

Q10.  Find the area of the square whose side is equal to the diagonal of a rectangle of length 4 cm and breadth 3 cm.
(a) 25 cm²
(b) 49 cm²
(c) 84 cm²
(d) 100 cm²
(e) 50 cm²

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): Find the missing term in following number series.

Q11.  100,     121,     144,     169,     196,     ?
(a) 225
(b) 230
(c) 235
(d) 240
(e) 245

Q12.  6,     3,     3,     4.5,     9,     ?
(a) 23.5
(b) 20
(c) 22.5
(d) 21.5
(e) 24

Q13.  3,     4,     10,     33,     136,     ?
(a) 685
(b) 695
(c) 775
(d) 705
(e) 675

Q14.  441,     484,     529,     576,     625,     ?
(a) 676
(b) 678
(c) 680
(d) 682
(e) 684

Q15.  1,     6,     21,     66,     201,     ?
(a) 627
(b) 609
(c) 618
(d) 606
(e) 636

Solutions (11-15):