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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.  Out of three numbers, the first is twice of the second and is half of the third. If the average of the three numbers is 56, the three numbers in order are:
(a) 48, 96, 24
(b) 48, 24, 96
(c) 96, 24, 48
(d) 96, 48, 24
(e) None of these

Q2.  The average monthly salary of employees, consisting of officers and workers in an organization is Rs. 3000. The average salary of an officer is Rs. 10000 while that of a worker is Rs. 2000 per month. If there are a total 400 employees in the organization, Find the number of officers.
(a) 50
(b) 60
(c) 80
(d) 40
(e) 55

Q3.  A machine is sold at a profit of 10% Had it been sold for Rs. 80 less, there would have been a loss of 10%. The cost price of the machine is:
(a) Rs. 350
(b) Rs. 400
(c) Rs. 450
(d) Rs. 520
(e) Rs. 540

Q4.  ‘A’ owns a house worth Rs. 10,000. He sells it to ‘B’ at a profit of 10% based on the worth of the house. ‘B’ sells the house back to ‘A’ at a loss of 10%. In the transaction ‘A’ gets:
(a) No profit no loss
(b) Profit of Rs. 100
(c) Profit of Rs. 1,100
(d) Profit of Rs. 2,000
(e) None of these

Q5.  The cost of a bat increased by 10 per cent and the cost of a ball increased by 18 per cent. Before the price rise, the ratio of the cost of the bat to the cost of the ball was 9 : 2. If the cost of 12 bats and 54 balls before the price rise was Rs. C, what is their cost (in Rs.) now?
(a) 1.12 C
(b) 1.13 C
(c) 1.14 C
(d) 1.45 C
(e) 1.55 C

Solutions (1-5):

Q6.  Anil is at present one-fourth the age of his father. After 16 years, he will be one-half age of his father. Find the present age of Anil’s father.
(a) 48 years
(b) 36 years
(c) 32 years
(d) 28 years
(e) 42 years

Q7.  The father is five times older than his son. After 4 years, the sum of their ages would be 44 years. Then the son’s age at present is:
(a) 5 years
(b) 6 years
(c) 7 years
(d) 8 years
(e)10 years

Q8.  The simple interest on a sum of money is one-ninth of the sum. The number of years is numerically equal to the rate per cent per annum. The rate per cent is:
(a) 3 1/3
(b) 5
(c) 6 2/3
(d) 10
(e) 6 1/3

Q9.  Harris invested Rs. 40000 in two different ventures A and B. The yearly return on B was 12% and the yearly return on A was 8%. If the total return was Rs. 4000. How much did Harris invest in B?
(a) Rs. 8000
(b) Rs. 20000
(c) Rs. 14000
(d) Rs. 22000
(e) Rs. 20500

Q10.  A sum of Rs. 7,700 is to be divided among three brothers Vikas, Vijay and Viraj in such a way that simple interest on each part at 5% per annum after 1, 2 and 3 years, respectively remains equal. The share of Vikas is more than that of Viraj by:
(a) Rs. 2,800
(b) Rs. 2,500
(c) Rs. 3,000
(d) Rs. 2,400
(e) Rs. 3,200

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): Simplify the following questions.

Q11. 36 × 15 – 56 × 784 ÷ 112 =?
(a) 138
(b) 238
(c) 158
(d) 258
(e) 148

Q12. 28.314 – 31.427 + 113.928 =? + 29.114
(a) 81.711
(b) 80.701
(c) 71.711
(d) 81.701
(e) 80.107

Q13. 6573 ÷ 21 × (0.2)² =?
(a) 18.25
(b) 22.6
(c) 15.65
(d) 12.52
(e) 12.89

Q14. 475 + 64% of 950 = 900 +?
(a) 183
(b) 233
(c) 198
(d) 186
(e) 283

Q15. (0.064) × (0.4)7 = (0.4)? × (0.0256)²
(a) 7
(b) 2
(c) 8
(d) 3
(e) 4 