## Bank Paper Analogy

Analogy

Directions (Q. 1 to 10) In each of the following questions, a related pair of figures (unnumbered) is followed by five numbered pairs of Figures. Out of these five, four have relationship similar to that in the unnumbered pair. Only one p air of figures does not have similar relationship. Select that pair of figures which does not have a relationship similar to t hat in the unnumbered p air. The number of that pair is your answer. Study the following question.

In this question, element (ii) of the unnumbered pair of figures is related t element (i) in a certain way. Element (ii) has one side  more than element (i). The numbered figures (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) have a similar relationship ie, element (ii) of each figure has one side more than element (i). However, the elements in figure (4) do not have such a relationship. Therefore, (4) is the answer. Now, solve the following questions.

Directions (Q. Nos. 11 to 15) The first figure in the first unit of problem figures bears a certain relationship to the second figure. Similarly one of the answer figures bears the same relationship to the second figure in the second  unit of the problem figures. You are therefore to locate the figure which would fit in the question mark.

Directions (Q. Nos. 16 to 20) The first figure in the first unit of the problem figures bears a certain relationship to the second figure. Similarly one of the figures in the answer figures bears the same relationship to the second figure in the second unit of the problem figures. You are therefore to locate the figure which would fit in the question mark.

## Bank Paper Odd Figures

Odd Figures

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5) In each question below five figures are given. Four are similar in a certain way and so form a group. Which one of the figures does not belong to that group ?

1.

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3.

4.

5.

Directions (Q. Nos.  6 to 10) In each of the following in four out of the five figures, element (i) is related to element (ii) in the same particular way. Find out the figure in which element (i) is not so related to element (ii).

6.

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8.

9.

10.

## Bank Paper Series Test

Series Test

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 21) In each of the question given below which one of the five answer figures on the right should come after the problem figures on the left, if the sequence were continued.

1. Problem Figures

2. Problem Figures

3. Problem Figures

4. Problem Figures

5. Problem Figures

6. Problem Figures

7. Problem Figures

8. Problem Figures

9. Problem Figures

10. Problem Figures

11. Problem Figures

12. Problem Figures

13. Problem Figures

14. Problem Figures

15. Problem Figures

16. Problem Figures

17. Problem Figures

18. Problem Figures

19. Problem Figures

20. Problem Figures

21. Problem Figures

(1)                 (2)              (3)             (4)              (5)

## Bank Paper Miscellaneous Test

Miscellaneous Test

1. What should come next in the following letter series ?

I H G F E D C B A I H G F E D CI H G F E

(1)  I

(2)  D

(3)  B

(4)  A

(5)  None of these

2. What should come next in the following letter series?

PQRSTABCDE PQRS ABCDE PQRS ABCDPQ

(1)  R

(2)  T

(3)  A

(4)  B

(5)  None of these

3. What should come next in the following letter series?

ZXV T R P N L J Y W U S Q O

(1)  M

(2)  K

(3)  N

(4)  J

(5)  None of these

4. What should come next in the following letter series?

H G F E D C B A H G F E D C B H G F E D C H

(1)  F

(2)  G

(3)  B

(4)  A

(5)  None of these

5. What should come next in the following letter series?

P P O P O N P O N M P O N M L P O N M L

(1)  P

(2)  K

(3)  J

(4)  I

(5)  None of these

6. What should come next in the following letter series?

A Z A B Y A B C X A B C D W A B C D E V A B C D E

(1)  U

(2)  T

(3)  A

(4)  G

(5)  None of these

7. What should come next in the following letters series?

b a c b a c d ba c d e b a c d e f b a cd

(1)  c

(2)  d

(3)  e

(4)  f

(5)  g

8. What should come next in the following letter series?

A A C A C E A C E G A C E G I A C E G I

(1)  J

(2)  K

(3)  A

(4)  L

(5)  None of these

Directions (Q. Nos. 9 to 13) Each of the questions below contains three elements. These three elements may or may not have some linkage. Each group of the elements may fit into one of the diagrams at (1), (2), (3), (4)and (5). You have to indicate the groups of elements in each of the questions fit into which of the diagrams given below. The number of the diagram is the answer.

9. Cloth, Cotton, Shirt

10. Paper, Stationary, Ink

12. Classroom, Black board, School

13. Hockey, Football, Cricket

14. What should come next in the following letter sequence?

AABABC ABCDABCD EABCDEF ABCDEFG ABCD EFG

(1)  A

(2)  I

(3)  H

(4)  B

(5)  None of these

## Bank Paper Passage and Conclusion Test

Passage and Conclusion Test

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5) Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences, which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You  have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Mark answer (1) if the inference is ‘definitely true’, ie, it properly follows from the statement of facts given.

Mark answer (2) if the inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.

Mark answer (3) if the ‘data are inadequate’, ie, from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

Mark answer (4) if the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts give.

Mark answer (5) if the inference is ‘definitely false’, ie, it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Passage 1

There has been considerable debate in India regarding the privatization of higher education. In this debate, there is generally an implicit assumption that privatization is essentially the same as corporatization, ie, private investment comes due to the potential of returns. In the higher education field, privatization and corporatization are actually quite different. Privatization is regarding who controls the educational institute and the role of government in the management and funding of the institute, while corporatization is about making profits. In India, there is no doubt that private not-for-profit universities need to be encouraged to increase education opportunities and the fact that there is no other alternative as the government simply cannot create enough public universities to satisfy the demand. However, guidelines for private not-for-profit universities should be made clear, simple and transparent to ensure that they are truly not for profit and offer a level playing field to all those who might want to set up a private university.

1. Privatization of higher education has yet to take proper shape in India.

2. Expansion of higher education opportunities in India is needed to meet the increasing demand.

3. Corporatization of higher education has benefited the students in the developed countries.

4. Privatization of higher education will lead to commercialization of education in India.

5. India does not have any extant guidelines for setting up higher educational institutions by private entities.

Directions (Q. Nos. 6 to 10) Below is given a  passage followed by several possible inferences, which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Mark answer (1) if the inference is ‘definitely true’, ie, it properly follows from the statement of facts given.

Mark answer (2) if the inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.

Mark answer (3) if the ‘data are inadequate’, ie, from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

Mark answer (4) if the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.

Mark answer (5) if the inference is ‘definitely false’, ie, it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it’ contradicts the given facts.

Passage 2

Between 2002-03 and 2006-07, Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India’s share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low-income country. By 2001, its share of one-half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low-income countries. Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services-led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated-defying a styled fact in economies.

6. Share of services sector in India’s GDP crossed the halfway mark in early 2000.

7. India has now emerged as a high per capita income country.

8. Growth in India’s services sector post-2005 is more than 9 per cent.

9. In early nineties, the share of services sector in GDP for low per capita income group of countries was about 40 per cent.

10. Less than half of total workforce is engaged in agricultural sector in India.

Directions (Q. Nos. 11 to 15) Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences, which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Mark answer (1) if the inference is ‘definitely true’, ie, it properly follows from the statement of facts given.

Mark answer (2) if the inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of facts given.

Mark answer (3) if the ‘data are inadequate’, ie, from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

Mark answer (4) if the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.

Mark answer (5) if the inference is ‘definitely false’ ie, it cannot possibly be drawn from facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Passage 3

A fundamental global trend now a days is the growing natural resources scarcity. Oil and natural gas prices have roared in recent years. This year, food prices have also skyrocketed causing hardships among the poor and large shifts in income between countries and between rural and urban areas. The most basic reason for the rise in natural resource prices is strong growth, especially in China and India, which is hitting against the physical limits of land, timber, oil and gas reserves and water supplies. Thus, wherever nature’s goods and services are traded in markets (as with energy and food), prices are rising when they are not traded in the markets (as with clean air), the result is pollution and depletion rather than higher prices. There are many reasons for the dramatic increase in world food prices, but the starting  point is increasing food consumptions again strongly powered by China’s economic growth. China’s population is earning more notably more meat, which in turn requires the importation of higher volumes of animal feed made from soyabeans and maize. Moreover, rising world energy prices  has m ad food production more costly, since it requires large energy inputs for transport, farming and fertilizers. At the same time, rising energy prices create a strong incentive for farmers to switch from food production to fuel production.

11. Ever increasing consumption of food articles by world population is pushing up the world food prices beyond expectations.

12. Farmers get more returns by producing food articles than by producing raw material for fuel production.

13. China’s food production is less than its total domestic requirements.

14. Non-tradable natural resources are being indiscriminately contaminated by the thoughtless use of less environment friendly activities.

15. Countries other than China and India produce enough food and energy within their countries.

## Bank Paper Statement and Courses of Action

Statement and Courses of Action

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 6) In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursing.

(1) if only I follows.

(2) if only II follows.

(3) if either I or II follows

(4) if neither I nor II follows.

(5) if both I and II follow.

1. Statement Many pilgrims died in a stampeded while boarding a private ferry to the holy place on the first day of the ten day long festival.

Course of Action

1. The government should immediately cancel the licenses of all the private ferry operators with immediate effect.
2. The government should deploy an adequate number of its personnel to guide pilgrims on their journey to the holy place.

1. Statement Some students of the local college were caught travelling in the train without purchasing valid tickets.

Courses of Action

1. The parents of these students should be informed about the incident and requested to counsel their wards.
2. These students should be put behind bars for travelling without bonafide credentials.

1. Statement Two persons, while on their daily walks in the jogger’s park were killed by unidentified miscreants early in the morning.

Courses of Action

1. The policy authority should deploy policy constables near the jogger’s park to prevent such criminal acts in future.
2. The citizens of the locality should go for early morning walks in groups to avoid such attacks.

1. Statement Many school children died in few accidents caused due to poor maintenance of school buses during the last few months.

Course of Action

1. The Government should set up an expert group to inspect the condition of school buses to avoid such accidents.
2. The Government should suspend the licence of all the school buses till these buses are properly checked.

1. Statement A huge tidal wave swept away many fishing boats and hutments of the fishermen living along the coastline.

Course of Action

1. The fishermen should henceforth be restrained from constructing their huts along the coast line.
2. The local administration should send a team of officials to assess the extent of damage and suggest remedial measures.

1. Statement A large number of invitees who attended the marriage function fell ill due to food poisoning and were rushed to various hospitals located in the data.

Courses of Action

1. The Government should ban such marriage functions till further notice.
2. The local hospitals should be advised by the Government to provide best services to the affected people.

Directions (Q. Nos. 7 to 8) In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursing.

(1) if only I follows.

(2) if only II follows.

(3) if either I or II follows

(4) if neither I nor II follows.

(5) if both I and II follow.

1. Statement Drinking water supply to many parts of the town has been disrupted due to loss of water because of leakage in pipes supplying water.

Courses of Action

1. The Government should order an enquiry into the matter.
2. he civic body should set up a fact-finding team to assess the damage and take effective steps.

1. Statement There is an alarming increase in the number of people suffering from malaria in many parts of the city.

Courses of Action

1. The Municipal corporation has advised all the government hospitals to store adequate supply of malaria drugs.
2. Municipal corporation has advised people to use mosquito repellants and to keep their house clean.

Directions (Q. Nos. 9 to 10) In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I,II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursing.

1. Statement The members belonging to two local clubs occasionally fight with each other on the main road and block traffic movement.

Courses of Action

1. The local police station should immediately deploy police personnel round the clock on the main road.
2. Those involved in fighting should be identified and put behind bars.

III. The local administration should disband the management of the two clubs with immediate effect.

(1)  Only I and II follow

(2)  Only II and III follow

(3)  Only I and III follow

(4)  All I, II and III follow

(5)  None of these

1. Statement Many school buses have fitted CNG k it without observing the safety guidelines properly. This results into same instances of these buses catching fires due to short circuit and endangering the lives of the school children.

Courses of Action

1. The regional transport authority should immediately carry out checks of all the school buses fitted with CNG kit.
2. The management of all the schools should stop hiring buses fitted with CNG kit.

III. The Government should issue a notification banning school buses for the use of CNG kit.

(1)  Only I follows

(2)  Only II follows

(3)  Only III follows

(4)  Only I and III follow

(5)  None of the above

Directions (Q. Nos. 11 to 15) In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursing.

(1) if only I follow.

(2) if only II follow.

(3) if either I or II follows.

(4) if neither I nor II follows.

(5) if both I and II follow.

1. Statement Cases of road accidents are increasing constantly, particularly in the urban areas.

Courses of Action

1. Transport Authorities in the urban areas should impose stringent informs for maintenance of vehicles.
2. Traffic police should severely punish those found to be violating traffic rules.

1. Statement Despite good economic progress of the country, significant number of undernourished children has been observed in the rural parts of the country.

Courses of Action

1. Government should increase Wealth Tax/Income Tax and use that money for upliftment of the deprived class.
2. Government should introduce schemes like free meals in primary schools and make primary education compulsory.

1. Statement There has been a spurt of robbery and house breaking incidents in one locality during the past fortnight.

Courses of Action

1. The local police station personnel should start patrolling the locality at regular intervals.
2. The residents in the locality should be asked by the police authority not to leave their houses during the night.

1. Statement The local college principal has ordered that all the students must strictly adhere to the dress code stipulated by college authority in the admission brochure.

Courses of Action

1. Those students who are found to violate the dress code should be terminated from the college.
2. Those students who are found to violate the dress code for the first time should be reprimanded and the warned against further violation.

1. Statement The railway have decided to repair the main tracks within the city on the following Sunday and have decided to suspend operations for the whole day.

Courses of Action

1. The railway authority should issue public notification well in advance to case inconvenience to the passengers.
2. All the long-distance trains entering the city during the repair hours should be terminated outside the city limit.

## Bank Paper Statement and Argument

Statement and Argument

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5) In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. Weak arguments are those which are of minor important and also may not be directly related to the question, or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.

Each question below is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

1. Statement Should there be complete ban on setting up of thermal power, plants in India?

Arguments

I. yes, this is the only way to arrest, further addition to environmental pollution.

II. No, there is a huge shortage of electricity in most parts of the country and hence, g3eneration of electricity needs to be augmented.

III. No, many developed countries continues to set up thermal power plants in their countries.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I s strong

(3)  Only II is strong

(4)  Only III is strong

(5)  Only either I or II is strong

2. Statement Should road repair work in big cities by carried out only late at night?

Arguments

I. No, this way the work will never get completed.

II. No, there will be unnecessary use of electricity.

III. Yes, the commuters will face lot of problems due to repair work during the day.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I is strong

(3)  Only III is strong

(4)  Only I and III are strong

(5)  Only I and II are strong

3. Statement Should all the deemed universities be derecognized and attached to any of the Central or State Universities in India?

Arguments

I. Yes, many of these deemed universities do not conform to the required standards of a full-fledged university and hence, the level of education is compromised.

II. No, these deemed universities have been able to introduce innovative courses suitable to the requirement of various industries as they are free from strict Govt. controls.

III. Yes, many such universities are basically money spinning activities and education takes a backset in these institutions.

(1)  Only I and II are strong

(2)  Only II and III are strong

(3)  Only I and III are strong

(4)  All I, II and III are strong

(5)  None of these

4. Statement Should there be a cap on drawing groundwater for irrigation purposes in India?

Arguments

I. No, irrigation is of prime importance for food production in India and it is heavily dependent on groundwater in many parts of the country.

II. Yes, water levels have gone down to alarmingly low levels in some parts of the country, where irrigation is primarily dependent on groundwater, which may lead to serious environmental consequences.

III. Yes, India just cannot afford to draw groundwater any further as the international agencies have cautioned India against it.

(1)  Only I and II are strong

(2)  Only II and III are strong

(3)  Only I and III are strong

(4)  All, I II and III are strong

(5)  None of these

5. Statement Should there b e a restriction on the construction of high rise building in big cities in India?

Arguments

I. No, big cities in India do not have adequate open land plots to accommodate the growing population.

II. Yes, only the builders and developers benefit from the construction of high rise buildings.

III. Yes, the Govt. should first provide adequate infra structural facilities to existing buildings before allowing the construction of new high rise buildings.

(1)  Only II is strong

(2)  Only III is strong

(3)  Only I and III are strong

(4)  Only I is strong

(5)  None of these

Directions (Q. Nos. 6 to 8) In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question, or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.

Each question below is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

6. Statement Should the Govt. order closure of all educational institutions for a month of avoid fast spreading of the contagious viral infection?

Arguments

I. No, the closure of education institutions alone is not the solution for curbing the spread of the viral infection.

II. No, students will visit crowded places like malls, markets, playgrounds etc in more numbers and spread the disease, as they will have a lot of spare time at their disposal.

III. Yes, young persons are more prone to get affected by the viral infection and hence, they should remain indoors.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I is strong

(3)  Only III is strong

(4)  Only I and II are strong

(5)  All I, II and III are strong

7. Statement Should the Govt. ban export of all types of foodgrains for the next one year to tide over the unpredicted drought situation in the country?

Arguments

I. Yes, there is no other way to provide food to its citizens during the year.

II. No, the Govt. does not have its jurisdiction over private exporters for banning exporters.

III. Yes, the Govt. should not allow the exporters to export foodgrains and procure all the foodgrains held by such exporters and make it available for home consumption.

(1)  Only I and II are strong

(2)  Only II and III are strong

(3)  Only I and III are strong

(4)  All I, II and III are strong

(5)  None of these

8. Statement Should there be a common syllabus for all subjects in graduate courses in all the universities across the country?

Arguments

I. Yes, this is the only way to spring in uniformity in the education system in the country.

II. Yes, it will help standardize the quality of graduation certificates being given by different universities in the country?

III. No, each university should have the autonomy to decide its syllabus based on the specific requirement of the university.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I is strong

(3)  Only II is strong

(4)  Only I and II are strong

(5)  Only II and III are strong

Directions (Q. Nos. 9 to 13) In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments’. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not  be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the questions.

Each question be low is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the argument is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

(1) if only argument I is strong.

(2) if only argument II is strong.

(3) if either I or II is strong.

(4) if neither I nor II is strong.

(5) if both I and II are strong.

9. Statement Should there be only a uniform rate of income tax irrespective of the level of income.

Arguments

I. Yes, this will substantially reduce the work of the officials of the income tax department.

II. No, this will reduce the Govt. tax collection to a large extent.

10. Statement Should be number of holidays given to Govt. employees be reduced to only five in a year?

Argument

I. Yes, such holidays subsequently reduce working hours, thus adversely affecting the economy of the nation.

II. No, employees required intermittent rest from hectic work schedule.

11. Statement Should all correspondence courses at graduate level as be stopped?

Argument

I. No, correspondence courses help needy students to pursue studies and earn at the same time.

II. Yes, quality education is not possible without teachers and classrooms.

12. Statement Should he sex determination test during pregnancy be completely banned?

Arguments

I. Yes, this leads to indiscriminate female foeticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance.

II. No, people have a right to know about their unborn child.

13. Statement Should the parents in India in future be forced to opt for only one child as against two or many as present.

Argument

I. Yes, this is the only way to check the over-increasing population of India.

II. No, this type of pressure tactic is not adopted by any other country in the world.

Directions (Q. Nos. 9 to 13) In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments’. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments  many not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.

Each question be low is followed by two arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the argument is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

14. Statement Should smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol by the actors be completely banned in the movies in India?

Arguments

I. Yes, this will significantly reduce the trend of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol among the youth in India.

II. No, there should be no such ban on the creative pursuits of the filmmaker.

III. No, the films  portray the society and hence, such scenes should be an integral part of the movie, if the storyline demands so.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I and II are strong

(3)  Only II and III are strong

(4)  Only I and III are strong

(5)  All are strong

15. Statement Should sale of vital human organs be made legal in India?

Arguments

I. No, it goes against our culture.

II. No, this will lead to unhealthy practices.

III. Yes, this will bring an end to the illegal trading of human organs.

(1)  None is strong

(2)  Only I and II are strong

(3)  Only III is strong

(4)  Only II and III are strong

(5)  All are strong

16. Statement Should the conscription of citizens for deffence services be made compulsory in India?

Arguments

I. Yes, this is the only way to tackle the serious shortage of manpower in defence services.

II. No, instead the compensation package be made comparable to other job sectors to attract people to join defence services.

III. Yes, many other countries have made this compulsory.

(1)  Only I is strong

(2)  Only II is strong

(3)  Only I and II are strong

(4)  Only either I or II is strong

(5)  None of the above

## Bank Paper Statement and Assumption

Statement and Assumption

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 23) In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

(1) if only assumption I is implicit

(2) if only assumption II is implicit

(3) if either assumption I or II is implicit

(4) if neither assumption I nor II is implicit

(5) if both assumptions I and II are implicit

1. Statement The driver of the huge truck pulled the emergency brakes to avoid hitting the auto-rickshaw, which suddenly came in front of the truck.

Assumption

I. The auto-rickshaw driver may be able to steer his vehicle away from the oncoming truck.

II. The truck driver may be able to stop the truck before it hits the auto rickshaw.

2. Statement The doctor warned the patient against any further consumption of alcohol if he desired to get cured from the ailment and live a longer life.

Assumption

I. The patient may follow the doctor’s advice and stop consuming alcohol.

II. The doctor may be able to cure the patient from the ailment if the patient stops consuming alcohol.

3. Statement The government has decided to distribute 3 kg of foodgrains to every family living below poverty line for the next three months at a nominal price of Rs 5 per kg.

Assumption

I. The govt. has enough stock to distribute foodgrains for the entire period.

II. Families living below poverty line may be able to afforded to buy foodgrains at Rs 5 per kg.

4. Statement The cricketing body decided to hold the final match of the tournament in the biggest stadium of the country which can accommodate above one lakh spectators.

Assumption

I. Most of the tickets may be sold resulting into huge income for the cricketing body.

II. Most of the spectators may prefer to watch the match on TV at their homes rather than going to the stadium.

5. Statement Manish invited all his friend to his house for dinner on his birthday and requested his mother to arrange for the birthday party.

Assumptions

I. Most of Manish’s friends may attend his birthday party.

II. Manish’s mother may be able to make all the arrangement including food for all his friends.

6. Statements The civic authority of the metropolis had decided to suspend sanctioning of new building proposals for six months and assess the impact of the current building projects on the city’s amenities.

Assumptions

I. The builders’ lobby may move the court against the civic body’s decision.

II. The civic authority may be able to complete the impact study in about six months.

7. Statement The railway authority has announced suspension of movements of train on the main track within the city limit for carrying out major repair works on Saturday and Sunday and advised the commuters to plan their journey accordingly.

Assumptions

I. The commuters may protest against the decision of the railway authority and may disrupt other transport services.

II. The municipal authority may be able to deploy additional buses during Saturday and Sunday to help the commuters.

8. Statement “If you are first-class graduate with good communication skills and also have work experience of at least two years in sales-related activities, you are welcome in our organization.” – An employment advertisement.

Assumption

I. Many with good communication skills may not respond to the advertisement.

II. All the first-class graduates may possess good communication skills.

9. Statement The municipal authority blocked movement of traffic in and around the temple on the main festival day.

Assumptions

I. Very large number of devotees may visit the temple on the main festival day.

II. People travelling to the areas near the temple may postpone their journey by a day unless they have very urgent work in that area.

10. Statement The government has instructed all the private schools in the city to maintain the current fees for at least two more years.

Assumptions

I. The authorities of private schools may not follow the govt. instruction as they are not dependent on govt funds.

II. The parents of the students of private schools of the city may still be eager to pay higher fees.

11. Statement The municipal authority has decided to demolish the old bridge on a bus road for constructing a new flyover.

Assumption

I. The traffic department may be able to divert movement of vehicles through alternate roads.

II. The people travelling in the nearly areas may demonstrate to protest against the authority’s decision.

12. Statement The college administration has instructed all the students to stop using cell phones within the college premises.

Assumptions

I. The students may stops using cell phones in the college premises.

II. The students may continue to use cell phones in the college premises.

13. Statement The Govt. had decided to levy congestion tax on passengers travelling by air to and from the metro cities.

Assumption

I. The tax so collected may be adequate to meet part of the expenses for providing additional resources to handle huge traffic.

II. Passengers travelling by air to and from these cities may be able to pay extra amount by way of congestion tax.

14. Statement Even though the number of sugar factories is increasing at a fast rate in India, we still continue to import it from other countries.

Assumption

I. Even the increased number of factories may not be able to meet the demand of sugar in India.

II. The demand for sugar may increase substantially in future.

15. Statement Gambling through lotteries is banned by the central government in all the states with immediate effect.

Assumption

I. This may save innocent citizens from getting cheated of their hard-earned money.

II. The citizens may not gamble in any other way in lotteries are banned.

16. Statement The school authority has decided to increase the number of students in each classroom to seventy from the next academic session to bridge the gap between income and expenditure to a larger extent.

Assumption

I. The income generated by way of fees of the additional students will be sufficient enough to bridge the gap.

II. The school will get all the additional students in each class from the next academic session.

17. Statement A nationalized bank issued an advertisement in the national dailies asking the eligible candidates to apply for 100 posts of chartered accountants.

Assumptions

II. There may be adequate number of eligible chartered accountants who may want o join a nationalized bank.

18. Statement The municipal authority announced before the onset of monsoon that the roads within the city will e free of potholes during monsoon.

Assumptions

I. The roads were repaired so well that potholes may not reappear.

II. People may not complain even if the potholes reappear.

19. Statement “Our Europe holiday package costs less than some of the holiday packages within the country.” – An advertisement by an Indian travel company.

Assumption

I. People may prefer to travel to foreign destinations than to the place within the country at comparable cost.

II. People generally take their travel decisions after getting information from such advertisements.

20. Statement The retail vegetable vendors increased the prices of vegetables by about 20 per cent due to non-availability of vegetables at lower prices at the wholesale market.

Assumption

I. The customers may totally stop buying vegetables at higher prices.

II. The customers may still buy vegetables from the retail vendors.

21. Statement The Government has recently hiked the prices of diesel and petrol to reduce the oil pool deficit.

Assumptions

I. The amount earned by this increase m ay be substantial enough to reduce the deficit.

II. There may be wide spread protests against the price hike.

22. Statement The X passenger car manufacturing company announced a sharp reduction in the prices of their luxury cars.

Assumptions

I. There may be an increase in the sale of their luxury cars.

II. The other such car manufacturers may also reduce their prices.

23. Statement A foreign film producer rendered his apology before Indian society for misinterpreting a part of Indian epic.

Assumptions

I. Indians are very sensitive to the misinterpretation of their epic.

II. It is possible to derive wrong meaning from the epic.

## Bank Paper Decision Making

Decision Making

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Following are the conditions for selecting Senior Manager-General Banking in a bank.

The candidate must

(i) have secured at least 60 per cent marks in Std. XII.

(ii) have secured at least 55 per cent marks in graduation in any discipline.

(iii) have secured at least 60 per cent m arks in post graduate degree/diploma in Management/Economics/Statistics

(iv) be at least 25 yr and not be more than 35 yr as on 1.3.2010

(v) have post qualification work experience of at least 2 yr as General Banking Officer in a bank.

(vi) have secured at least 50 per cent marks in written examination.

(vii) have secured at least 50 per cent marks in personal interview.

In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the above conditions except

(A) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60 per cent marks in CA or ICWA, the case is to be referred to VP Recruitment.

(B) at (vii) above, but have secured at least 65 per cent marks in the written examination and at least 35 per cent  marks in the personal interview, the case is to be referred to President-Recruitment.

In each question be low are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following courses of actions based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and m ark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.03.2010.

Mark answer (1) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.

Mark answer (2) if the case is to be referred to VP Recruitment.

Mark answer (3) if the case is to be referred to President-Recruitment

Mark answer (4) if the candidate is to be selected.

Mark answer (5) if the candidate is not be selected.

1. Sohan Majhi has secured 65 per cent marks in B.Sc. and 70 per cent marks in M.Sc. Statistics. He has been working in a bank as generalist officer for the past 3 yr after completing his post graduation. He has secured 55 per cent marks in the written examination and 50 per cent marks in the personal interview. He was born on 8th July 1982.

2. Neeta Jaiswal was born on 2nd June 1980. She has been working in a bank as generalist officer for the past 3 yr after completing her post graduate degree in Economics with 60 per cent marks. She has secured 68 per cent marks in HSC and 58 per cent marks in B. Com. She has also secured 50 per cent marks in both the written examination and personal interview.

3. Arindam Ghosh has been working in a bank as generalist officer for the past 4 yr after completing his post graduate diploma in Management with 60 per cent marks. He has secured 50 per cent marks in the written examination and 40 per cent marks in the personal interview. He has also secured 70 per cent marks in Std. XII. He was born on 25th February 1975.

4. Kesav Vora was born on 8th November 1978. He has secured 65 per cent marks in Std. XII and 60 per cent marks in graduation. He has secured 58 per cent marks in M.A. Economics and 60 per cent marks in ICWA. He has been working in a bank as generalist officer for the past 2 yr after completing his education. He has also secured 50 per cent marks in the written examination and 45 per cent mark in personal interview.

5. Neha Salve has been working in a bank as generalist office for the past 4 yr after completing her post, graduate degree in Economics with 60 per cent marks. She has secured 60 per cent marks in both graduation and Std. XII. She was born on 24th August 1979. She has secured 70 per cent marks in the written examination and 38 per cent marks in the personal interview.

Directions (Q. Nos. 6 to 15) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization.

The candidate must

(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55 per cent marks.

(ii) have secured at least 60 per cent marks in the XII Std. examination.

(iii) be at least 22 yr and not more than 29 yr as on 01.01.2010.

(iv) have secured at least 40 per cent marks in the selection examination.

(v) have secured at least 50 per cent marks in the personal interview.

(vi) be ready to sign a bond for two yr.

In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the conditions except

(A) at (i) above, but is a qualified Cost Accountant/Chartered Accountant, the case is to be referred to ED.

(B) at (v) above, but has secured at least 60 per cent marks in the selection examination, the case is to be referred to Chairman.

In each question below are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the courses of actions based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 1.1.2010.

Mark answer (1) if the candidate is to be selected.

Mark answer (2) if the candidate is not be selected.

Mark answer (3) if the case is to be referred to ED.

Mark answer (4) if the case is to be referred to Chairman.

Mark answer (5) if the data provided are not adequate to take a decision.

6. Susan D’Souza has secured 62 per cent marks in XII Std. and 59 per cent marks in B.A. She was born on 15th July 1984. She has secured 50 per cent marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. She is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

7. Archana Sahu was born on 8th May 1986. She has secured 60 per cent marks in both XII Std. and B.Sc. She is ready to sign bond for 2 yr. She has secured 40 per cent marks in the personal interview and 50 per cent in the selection examination.

8. Atul Garg was born on 2nd December 1980. He has secured 56 per cent marks in B.Sc. and 63 per cent marks in XII Std. He has also secured 55 per cent marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. He is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

9. Meena Gogoi was born on 14th March 1985. She has secured 62 per cent marks in XII Std. and 65 per cent marks in the selection examination. She has also secured 58 per cent marks in graduation and 48 per cent marks in personal interview. She is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

10. Sudhakar Bachi was born on 4th November 1982. He has secured 67 per cent marks in XII Std. and 50 per cent marks in graduation. He has also successfully qualified as Chartered Accountant. He has secured 50 per cent marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. He is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

11. Ashok Pradhan has secured 56 per cent marks in graduation and 63 per cent marks in XII Std. He was born on 12th December 1986. He has secured 45 per cent marks in the selection examination and 55 per cent marks in the personal interview.

12. Antara Ghosh was born on 2nd December 1981. She has secured 60 per cent marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. She has secured 62 per cent marks in XII Std. and 57 per cent marks in B.Sc. She is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

13. Navin Malhotra was born on 3rd August 1987. He has secured 68 per cent marks in XII Std. and 50 per cent marks in B.A. He has secured 50 per cent marks in personal interview and 40 per cent marks in the selection examination. He is a qualified Cost Accountant. He is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

14. Abhinav Shukla has secured 70 per cent marks in XII Std. and 58 per cent marks in B.Com. He was born on 15th September 1984. He has secured 65 per cent marks in the selection examination and 52 per cent marks in the personal interview. He is ready to sign bond for 2 yr.

15. Suresh Das is ready to sign bond for 2 yr. He is first class graduate in Science. He has secured 50 per cent marks in personal interview and 40 per cent marks in the selection examination. He was born on 25th April 1982. He got 10 per cent more marks than his friend in XII Std.

## Bank Paper Input-Output

Input-Output

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 to 5) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input day 74 night 36 25 68 all for

Step I all day 74 night 36 25 68 for

Step II all 74 day night 36 25 68 for

Step III all 74 day 68 night 36 25 for

Step IV all 74 day 68 for night 36 25

Step V all 74 day 68 for 36 night 25

and Step V is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

1. Step II of an input is car 73 18 25 wear 49 long for Which of the following is definitely the input?

(1)   18 25 wear49 long for car 73

(2)   73 18 car 25 wear 49 long for

(3)   18 73 25 car wear 49 long for

(4)   Cannot be determined

(5)   None of the above

2. Input war 52 and peace 43 16 now 24

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Six

(4)   Seven

(5)   None of these

3. Step II of an input bond 86 goal 112 33 like high 46

Which of the following will be step VII?

(1)   bond 86 goal 46 like 12 33 high

(2)   bond 86 goal 46 high like 33 12

(3)   bond 86 goal 46 high 33 like 12

(4)   There will be no such step

(5)   None of the above

4. Step IV of an Input dear 63 few 51 16 29 yes now

How many more steps will be required to complete the arrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Three

(4)   Two

(5)   None of these

5. Input mind new 27 35 19 59 own tower

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

(1)   VI

(2)   IV

(3)   V

(4)   VII

(5)   None of these

Directions (Q. Nos. 6 to 10) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input rose petal 29 32 86 goal 41 toll

Step I 29 rose petal 32 86 goal 41 toll

Step II 29 toll rose petal 32 86 goal 41

Step III 29 toll 32 rose petal 86 goal 41

Step IV 29 toll 32 rose 41 petal 86 goal

and step IV is the last step of the rearrangement.

6. Step III of an input is 15 yes 24 80 today never go 59

Which of the following will definitely be the input?

(1)   24 80 today never go 59 15 yes

(2)   24 80 today  yes never go 59 15

(3)   24 15 yes 80 today never go 59

(4)   Cannot be determined

(5)   None of the above

7. Input man 79 over 63 like 43 joy 15

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Six

(2)   Seven

(3)   Eight

(4)   Nine

(5)   None of these

8. Step III of an Input 18 tower 38 basket 82 76 hall new

Which of the following will be step VII?

(1)   18 tower 38 hall 76 new basket 82

(2)   18 tower 38 new 76 hall 82 basket

(3)   18 tower 38 hall 76 new 82 basket

(4)   There will be no such step

(5)   None of the above

9. Input 94 join for 81 style home 32 48

Which of the following steps will be the last?

(1)   VI

(2)   V

(3)   VII

(4)   IX

(5)   None of these

10. Steep II of an Input 27 world go 57 48 stem 35 kite

How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Five

(2)   Four

(3)   Three

(4)   Six

(5)   None of these

Directions (Q. Nos. 11 to 15) A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an  illustration of an input and rearrangement?

Input 17 put show on 39 27 85 gold

Step I show 17 put on 39 27 85 gold

Step II show 85 17 put on 39 27 gold

Step III show 85 put 17 on 39 27 gold

Step IV show 85 put 39 17 on 27 gold

Step V show 85 but 39 on 17 27 gold

Step VI show 85 put 39 on 27 17 gold

Step VII show 85 put 39 on 27 gold 17

and step VII is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

11. Input glass full 15 37 water now 85 67

Which of the following will be step VI of the above input?

(1)   water 85 now 67 full glass 15 37

(2)   water 85 now 67 glass full 15 37

(3)   water 85 now 67 glass 37 full 15

(4)   There will be no such step

(5)   None of the above

12. Step II of an input is ultra 13 12 16 mail sort 39 kite Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

(1)   VIII

(2)   IX

(3)   VII

(4)   VI

(5)   None of these

13. Step III of an input is win 75 voice 15 39 store gap 26

Which o f the following is definitely the input?

(1)   voice 15 win 75 39 store gap 26

(2)   voice win 75 15 39 store gap 26

(3)   15 75 win voice store gap 26

(4)   Cannot be determined

(5)   None of the above

14. Step II of an input is tube 83 49 34 garden flower rat 56

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Six

(4)   Three

(5)   None of these

15. Input hunt for 94 37 good 29 48 book

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Six

(4)   Seven

(5)   None of these

Direction (Q. Nos. 16 to 21) A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input go now 52 38 17 for again 65

Step I 65 go now 52 38 17 for again

Step II 65 again go now 52 38 17 for

Step III 65 again 52 go now 38 17 for

Step IV 65 again 52 for go now 38 17

Step V 65 again 52 for 38 go now 17

Step VI 65 again 52 for 38 go 17 now

and step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

16. Input show 51 36 new far 81 46 goal

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

(1)   VII

(2)   VIII

(3)   VI

(4)   V

(5)   None of these

17. Input home turf 39 24 86 44 roll over

Which of the following steps will be last?

(1)   X

(2)   IX

(3)   VIII

(4)   VII

(5)   None of these

18. Step II of an input is 76 ask 12 32 begin over join 42.

How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Six

(4)   Three

(5)   None of these

19. Step IV of an input is 58 box 47 dew 15 21 town pot.

Which of the following steps will be the last?

(1)   VII

(2)   VI

(3)   VIII

(4)   IX

(5)   None of these

20. Step III of an input is 94 car 86 window shut 52 31house.

Which of the following is definitely the input?

(1)   94 car window 86 shut 52 31 house

(2)   80 window 94 car shut 52 31 house

(3)   car shut window 86 52 31 house 94

(4)   Cannot be determined

(5)   None of the above

21. Input by win task 52 38 43 door 12. Which of the following will be step IV?

(4)   There will be no such step.

(5)   None of the above

Directions (Q. Nos. 22 to 26) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input shop 17 table 20 53 oven desk 39

Step I 17 shop table 20 53 oven desk 39

Step II 17 table shop 20 53 oven desk 39

Step III 17 table 20 shop 53 oven desk 39

Step IV 17 table 20 shop 39 53 oven desk

Step V 17 table 20 shop 39 oven 53 desk

and step V is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

22. Input 89 bind 32 goal house 61 12 joy

How many steps will be required to complete the arrangement?

(1)   Four

(2)   Five

(3)   Six

(4)   Seven

(5)   None of these

23. Step II of an input is 15 yes 62 51 48 talk now gone

Which of the following will be step VI?

(1)   15 yes 48 talk 51 now gone 62

(2)   15 yes 48 talk 51 62 now gone

(3)   15 yes 48 talk 51 now 62 gone

(4)   There will be no such step

(5)   None of the above

24. Step III of an input is 21 victory 30 joint 64 47 all gone

How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

(1)   Three

(2)   Four

(3)   Five

(4)   Six

(5)   None of these

25. Input win 92 task 73 59 house range 34

Which of the following will be step IV of the above input?

(1)   34 win 59 task 72 range 92 house

(2)   34 win 92 59 task 73 house range

(3)   34 win 92 task 73 59 house range

(4)   There will be no such step

(5)   None of the above

26. Input save 21 43 78 them early 36 for

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

(1)   VI

(2)   VII

(3)   VIII

(4)   V

(5)   None of these