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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. The area of a rectangle is equal to the area of a circle whose radius is 14 cm. If the breadth of the rectangle is 22 cm, what is its length?
(a) 24 cm
(b) 28 cm
(c) 26 cm
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these

Q2. If the digits of a two-digit number are interchanged, the number formed is greater than the original number by 45. If the difference between the digits is 5, what is the original number?
(a) 16
(b) 27
(c) 38
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these

Q3. P, Q and R invested Rs. 45,000, Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 90,000 respectively to start a business. At the end of two years, they earned a profit of Rs. 1,64,000. What will be Q’s share in the profit?
(a) Rs. 56,000
(b) Rs. 35,000
(c) Rs. 72,000
(d) Rs. 64,000
(e) None of these

Q4. What will be the compound interest accrued on an amount of Rs. 10,000 @ 20 p.c.p.a. in two years if the interest is compounded half-yearly?
(a) Rs. 4,400
(b) Rs. 4,600
(c) Rs. 4,641
(d) Rs. 4,680
(e) None of these

Q5. Out of 5 women and 4 men, a committee of three members is to be formed in such a way that at least one member is a woman. In how many different ways can this be done?
(a) 80
(b) 84
(c) 76
(d) 96
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):

Q6. Manoj sold an article for Rs. 15,000. Had he offered a discount of 10% on the selling price, he would have earned a profit of 8%. What is the cost price?
(a) Rs. 12,500
(b) Rs. 13,500
(c) Rs. 12,250
(d) Rs. 13,250
(e) None of these

Q7. The income of A is 150% of the income of B and the income of C is 120% of the income of A. If the total income of A, B and C together is Rs. 86,000, what is C’s income?
(a) Rs. 30,000
(b) Rs. 32,000
(c) Rs. 20,000
(d) Rs. 36,000
(e) None of these

Q8. Aman’s expense is 30% more than Vimal’s and Vimal’s expense is 10% less than Raman’s. If the sum of their expenses is Rs. 6,447, then what would be Aman’s expense?
(a) Rs. 2,200
(b) Rs. 2,457
(c) Rs. 1,890
(d) Rs. 2,100
(e) None of these

Q9. The average marks of Science subject of a class of 20 students is 68. If the marks of two students were misread as 48 and 65 instead of the actual marks 72 and 61 respectively, what would be the correct average?
(a) 68.5
(b) 69
(c) 69.5
(d) 70
(e) 66

Q10. What would be the cost of building a fence around a square plot with area equal to 361 sq. ft, if the price per foot of building the fence is Rs. 62?
(a) Rs. 4026
(b) Rs. 4712
(c) Rs. 3948
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these

Solutions (6-10):

Directions (11-15): Production of three different flavors of Soft-Drinks Pepsi, Thumbs Up & Sprite by Pepsi co. over three years (in lakhs)
Q11. For which of the following years, the % of rise or fall in production from previous years is maximum for Sprite?
(a) 2016
(b) 2014
(c) 2012
(d) 2008
(e) 2006

Q12. For which flavor was the average production maximum in given period?
(a) Sprite
(b) Pepsi
(c)  Thumbs Up
(d)  Both (a) and (b)
(e) None of these

Q13. Total production for Pepsi in 2010 & 2012 is what % of the total production of Thumbs Up in 2014 & 2010 together?
(a) 100%
(b) 110%
(c) 115%
(d) 120%
(e) None of these

Q14. What is the difference between the average production of Sprite in 2006, 2010 & 2016 and the average production of Sprite in 2008, 2010 & 2014?
(a) 20/3
(b) 19/3
(c) 17/3
(d) 16/3
(e) None of these

Q15. What was the approximate decline in the production of Thumbs Up in 2016 from 2006?

Solutions (11-15):