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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 (Q.1-5): Study the following graph carefully and answer accordingly:
The following graph shows the percentage profit of two companies over the years.

Q1. The difference between the income of company Q in 2009 and that of P in 2004 was Rs. 405 lakhs, what was the difference in expenditure of Q in 2009 and that of P in 2004?
(a) Rs 325 lakhs
(b) Rs 350 lakhs
(c) Rs 300 lakhs
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these

Q2. In which of the following years is the ratio of expenditure to income for company Q the least?
(a) 2006
(b) 2003
(c) 2008
(d) 2005
(e) 2007

Q3. If the income of company P in 2007 was equal to the expenditure of company Q in 2004, find the ratio of the income of company Q in 2004 to expenditure of company P in 2007.
(a) 8 : 15
(b) 5 : 6
(c) 6 : 5
(d) 15 : 8
(e) 3 : 5

Q4. If the income of company P in 2009 was Rs 660 lakhs, find the expenditure of company P in the same year.
(a) Rs 600 lakhs
(b) Rs 450 lakhs
(c) Rs 400 lakhs
(e) None of these

Q5. If the income of company Q in 2005 was Rs 450 lakhs, find the expenditure of company Q in 2007.
(a) Rs 300 lakhs
(b) Rs 400 lakhs
(c) Rs 675 lakhs
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):

Q6.  A dealer allowed a discount of 25% on the marked price of Rs 12000 on an article and incurred a loss of 10%. What discount should he allow on the marked price so that he gains Rs 440 on the article?
(a) 11%
(b) 13%
(c) 19%
(d) 15%
(e) 17%

Q7.  Rana is twice as good a workman as Sunder and Finishes a piece of work in 3 hours less than Sunder. In how many hours they together could finish that piece of work?
(a) 2 1/3
(b) 2
(c) 1 2/3
(e) None of these

Q8. A sum of Rs 2200 is invested at two different rates of interest. The difference between the simple interests got after 4 years in Rs 202.40 What is the difference between the rates of interest?
(a) 3.3%
(b) 2.3%
(c) 3.5%
(d) 2.5%
(e) 4.3%

Q9. While selling a watch, a shopkeeper gives a discount of 15%. If he gives a discount of 20%, he earns Rs 51 less as profit. What is the original marked price of the watch?
(a) Rs 920
(b) Rs 985
(c) Rs 1125
(d) Rs 1020
(e) Rs 1220

Q10.  In how many different ways can the letters of the word ‘THERAPY’ be arranged so that the vowels never come together?
(a) 720
(b) 1440
(c) 5040
(d) 3600
(e) 4800

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): In each of the following questions two equations are given. Solve the equations and give answer
(a) If x < y
(b) If x ≤ y
(c) If x > y
(d) If x ≥ y
(e) If x = y or relationship between x and y cannot be established

Solutions (11-15):