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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): What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following no. series?

Q1.  3,  5,  8,  12,  17,  ?,  30
(a) 25
(b) 27
(c) 22
(d) 24
(e) 23

Q2.  1,  8,  27,  64,  ?,  216,  343
(a) 145
(b) 160
(c) 125
(d) 180
(e) 140

Q3.  18,  21,  16,  23,  14,  ?
(a) 25
(b) 8
(c) 14
(d) 10
(e) 12

Q4.  0.4,   2.4,   ?,   27.4,   114.6,   579
(a) 6.4
(b) 4.2
(c) 8.3
(d) 7.8
(e) 6.8

Q5.  4.5,   7,   18,   ?,   335,   2004
(a) 76
(b) 64
(c) 72
(d) 63
(e) 68

Solutions (1-5):

Q6. A man borrows Rs. 4000 from a bank at 7 1/2% compound interest. At the end of every year, he pays Rs. 1500 as part of repayment of loan and interest. How much does he still owe to the bank after three such instalments?
(a) Rs. 123.25
(b) Rs. 125
(c) Rs. 400
(d) Rs. 469.18
(e) Rs. 431.18

Q7. The rates of simple interest in two banks A and B are in the ratio 5 : 4. A person wants to deposit his total savings in these two banks in such a way that he receives equal half yearly interest from both. He should deposit the savings in banks A and B in the ratio:
(a) 2 : 5
(b) 4 : 5
(c) 5 : 2
(d) 5 : 4
(e) 3 : 5

Q8. A milkman buys milk contained in 10 vessels of equal size. If he sells his milk at Rs. 5 a litre, he loses Rs. 200; if he sells it at Rs. 6 a litre, he would gain Rs. 150 on the whole. Find the number of litres contained in each vessel:
(a) 20 L
(b) 30 L
(c) 25 L
(d) 35 L
(e) 40 L

Q9. A trader has 50 kg of rice, a part of which he sells at 10% profit and the rest at 5% loss. He gains 7% on the whole. How much was sold at 10% gain and how much was sold at 5% loss?
(a) 40 kg and 15 kg
(b) 30 kg and 10 kg
(c) 35 kg and 40 kg
(d) 40 kg and 10 kg
(e) None of these

Q10. By selling 12 marbles for a rupee, a shopkeeper loses 20%. In order to gain 20% in the transaction, he should sell the marbles at the rate of how many marbles for a rupee?
(a) 8
(b) 6
(c) 4
(d) 3
(e) 10

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, two equations in x and y are given. Solve these equations and give answer

Solutions (11-15):