Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018: 16h March 2018

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Numerical Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2018
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. If the price of a commodity is decreased by 20% and its consumption is increased by 10%, what will be the increase or decrease in the expenditure on the commodity? 
(a) 4% increase
(b) 4% decrease
(c) 12% decrease
(d) 8% increase
(e) 12% increase

Q2. Two students appeared at an examination. One of them secured 9 marks more than the other and his marks were 56% of the sum of their marks. The marks obtained by them are: 
(a) 42, 33
(b) 43, 34
(c) 41, 32
(d) 39, 30
(e) None of these

Q3. A tradesman gives 4% discount on the marked price and gives 1 article free for buying every 15 articles and thus gains 35%. The marked price is increased above the cost price by: 
(a) 40%
(b) 39%
(c) 50%
(d) 20%
(e) 30%

Q4. The difference between a discount of 35% and two successive discounts of 20% on a certain bill was Rs. 22. Find the amount of the bill. 
(a) Rs. 200
(b) Rs. 1100
(c) Rs. 2200
(d) Rs. 2400
(e) Rs. 2150

Q5. On retirement, a person gets 1.53 lakhs of his provident fund which he invests in a scheme at 20% per annum. His monthly income from this scheme will be 
(a) Rs. 2450
(b) Rs. 2500
(c) Rs. 2550
(d) Rs. 2600
(e) Rs. 2350

Solutions (1-5):



Direction (6-10): What will come in place of ‘?’ in the following questions. 

Q7. 225% of 5468 – 87% of 3700 =?
(a) 9,218
(b) 9,368
(c) 9,084
(d) 9,628
(e) 9448

Q8. 1532+ 857 + 496 – ?= 2005
(a) 880
(b) 870
(c) 980
(d) 788
(e) 780

Q9. 19.2 × 6 + 8.9 – 13.3 =? + 37.9
(a) 75.7
(b) 81.6
(c) 74.8
(d) 72.9
(e) 85.2

Q10. 67/3% of 2100 + 32% of 350 =? – 207
(a) 878
(b) 788
(c) 877
(d) 792
(e) 787

Solutions (6-10):


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

Q11. √(?)=(1248.28+51.7)÷99.9-7.98
(a) 49
(b) 81
(c) 64
(d) 16
(e) 25

Q13. 69.008% of 699.998 + 32.99% of 399.999 =?
(a) 615
(b) 645
(c) 675
(d) 715
(e) 725

Q14. 180% of 25501 + 50% of 28999 =?
(a) 62400
(b) 64000
(c) 60400
(d) 64200
(e) 61600


Solutions (11-15):


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