# Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018: 14th March 2018

**Dear Students,**

**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): What will come in place of question mark in the following number series?**

**Q1. 2.5, 6, 10.5, 16, 22.5, ?**

(a) 30.5

(b) 30

(c) 31

(d) 31.5

(e) 29.5

**Q2. 1, 3, 9, 23, 53, ?**

(a) 117

(b) 113

(c) 115

(d) 119

(e) 111

**Q3. 15625, ? , 625, 125, 25, 5**

(a) 3125

(b) 3215

(c) 3025

(d) 3225

(e) 3015

**Q4. 11, 9, 17.5, 13.5, 24, 18, ?**

(a) 30

(b) 31.5

(c) 32

(d) 30.5

(e) 32.5

**Q5. 676, 1019, 803, 928, 864, 891, ?**

(a) 899

(b) 883

(c) 918

(d) 910

(e) 793

**Solutions (1-5):**

**Q6. A Person lends 40% of his sum of money at 15% per annum, 50% of rest at 10% per annum and the rest at 18% per annum rate of interest. What would be the annual rate of interest, if the interest is calculated on the whole sum?**

(a) 13.4%

(b) 14.33%

(c) 14.4%

(d) 13.33%

(e) 16.66%

**Q7. If SI on a certain sum of money at 4% per annum for 2 years be Rs. 125, what would be the interest if it were compounded annually at the same rate and for the same time period?**

(a) Rs. 127.50

(b) Rs. 125.50

(c) Rs. 135.50

(d) Rs. 138

(e) Rs. 142

**Q8. Two pipes A and B can separately fill a cistern in 60 minutes and 75 minutes respectively. There is a third pipe in the bottom of the cistern to empty it. If all the three pipes are simultaneously opened, then the cistern is full in 50 minutes. In how much time the third pipe alone can empty the cistern?**

(a) 110 minutes

(b) 100 minutes

(c) 120 minutes

(d) 90 minutes

(e) 95 minutes

**Q9. Taps A, B and C are attached with a tank and velocity of water coming through them are 42 litre per hours, 56 litre per hours and 48 litre per hours, respectively. A and B are inlets and C is outlet. If all the taps are opened simultaneously, tank is filled in 16 hours. What is the capacity of the tank?**

(a) 2346 litres

(b) 1600 litres

(c) 800 litres

(d) 960 litres

(e)1040 litres

**Q10. If a man cycles at 10 kmph, then he arrives at a certain place at 1 pm. If he cycles at 15 kmph, he will arrive at the same place at 11 am. At what speed must he cycle to get there at noon?**

(a) 11 kmph

(b) 12 kmph

(c) 13 kmph

(d) 14 kmph

(e) 16 kmph

**Solutions (6-10):**

**Directions (11-15): The pie-chart given here shows expenditures incurred by a family on various items (in degrees) and their savings, which amount to Rs. 8000 in month.**

**Q11. How much expenditure is incurred on education?**

(a) Rs. 3000

(b) Rs. 5000

(c) Rs. 4000

(d) Rs. 7000

(e) Rs. 7500

**Q12. The ratio of the expenditure on food to the savings is**

(a) 3 : 2

(b) 2 : 1

(c) 4 : 3

(d) 3 : 4

(e) 2 : 3

**Q13. What is the total expenditure of the family for the month?**

(a) Rs. 40000

(b) Rs. 48000

(c) Rs. 45000

(d) Rs. 50000

(e) Rs. 55000

**Q14. How much more amount is spent on food than on housing?**

(a) Rs. 1000

(b) Rs. 3000

(c) Rs. 2000

(d) Rs. 2500

(e) Rs. 3400

**Q15. What is the average expenditure on Food, Housing and Others together?**

(a) 12500

(b) 14000

(c) 10000

(d) 12000

(e) 11500

**Solutions (11-15):**