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### Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Mains: 2018

Q1. Shobha and Saurabh have equal amount. Shobha invested on C.I. for two years at the rate of 10% p.a. and Saurabh invested  200/3% of amount at the rate of R% p.a. on simple interest and remaining amount at the rate of 6.5% p.a. on simple interest. If interest received by both at the end of two years are equal, then find the value of ‘R’?
(a) 10%
(b) 12.5%
(c) 15%
(d) 12%
(e) 8%

Q2. Ravi sold a pen to Bina at Rs 60 profit. Bina increased its marked price by 50% and then sold it to Chitra at a discount of 25%. Profit earned by Bina is Rs 10 more than Ravi. Find cost price of pen to Ravi?
(a) 250
(b) 500
(c) 750
(d) 1000
(e) 1250

Q3.  There are candles in four corners of a room, four at midpoint of each side and one in the middle of that square room. Area of room is 19600 cm2. If side of room is 50 times of radius of each candle, then find the total base area covered by these candles if candle’s base is circular in shape?
(a) 197.12 cm2
(b) 172.48 cm2
(c) 246.4 cm2
(d) 220.76 cm2
(e) 221.76 cm2

Q4.  A jar contains mixture of liquid P and Q in the ratio 4 : 1. If 10ℓ of mixture taken out and same amount of liquid Q poured into jar the ratio becomes 2 : 3 then find how many liters of liquid P contained in jar initially ?
(a) 16 L
(b) 14 L
(c) 12 L
(d) 10 L
(e) 48 L

Q5. Eighteen persons applied for three posts in a company, in which six persons did B. Sc, four persons did M. Com and eight persons did LLB. If three persons selected, find the probability that one selected person did B. Sc and two persons did LLB?
(a) 5/68
(b) 7/34
(c) 8/67
(d) 7/68
(e) 9/68

Direction (6 – 10): What will come in the place of question (?) marks in given number series:
Q6.  784,      390,        192,          92,         ?,        14.5
(a) 39
(b) 45
(c) 48
(d) 50
(e) 41

Q7.  56,      30,        34,       57,         122,         ?
(a) 315
(b) 305
(c) 312
(d) 318
(e) 320

Q8.   4780,        3450,        2722,        2380,          2256,         ?
(a) 2224
(b) 2236
(c) 2280
(d) 2230
(e) 2270

Q9.    67,         94,        148,        229,          337,          ?
(a) 489
(b) 472
(c) 476
(d) 498
(e) 400

Q10.   181,         262,          213,          238,          229,          ?
(a) 236
(b) 286
(c) 230
(d) 289
(e) 276

SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.B
3.E
4.A
5.B
6.E
7.A
8.D
9.B
10.C

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### Routine To Be Followed To Crack IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018

In India, IBPS Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking sector. Every year, so many banking aspirants apply and appear for this examination with a hope to get into the banking industry and secure their future with a government job as well. While some sail through the two phases of this examination, others have their chips and they are back to square one. Why does it happen? Everyone is working hard and travailing all day and night to make the grade then why only a few get there and others don't? Certainly, because the latter bark the wrong trees or follow a wrong routine and make a botch of it.

Now, the next question that may hit one's mind could be, "What is the most appropriate routine that one needs to follow to make the grades in banking examinations?" Do you also get in tune with this question? If yes, then stick around till we will discuss the nuts and bolts of the standard daily routine of a banking aspirant that gets him through the upcoming IBPS Clerk Examination.

Before you get down in dumps because of the failures you have had in your struggle so far, we would like to let you know that you are not the only one who has been in this sitch. There are people out there who, after facing a significant number of failures, finally got it made. How? Here is the key...
Important points that need to be included in your daily routine while you prepare for a banking examination:

To all those who make hard and fast rules while setting up a study timetable, go for a realistic timetable. A timetable that includes long hours of studies and no short breaks in between takes you nowhere. So, include short and frequent study sessions in your timetable accompanied by some leisure activities that keep you refreshed throughout.

Next comes assigning the study hours to the different subjects that will be asked in the examination. Remember not to prioritize a single subject in your study schedule, thereby giving the cold shoulder to other equivalently grave subjects. So, even if you are a dab hand at Quant, practice it daily like any other subject you are not so good at.

Are you one out of those who keep cutting the corners every time? Bear it in mind that the pattern of banking examinations keeps changing very frequently. You don't know what's up next and so, to be ready for a bolt from the blues, dive deep into all the subjects that will be asked in the examination.

Do you have the habit of cramming all day long and leave the revision to be done in the last days before the examination? Yes. Isn't it? Most of the aspirants are into this habit and they end up lying under a pile of stuff to be revised at the time of examination. If you do not want the important topics to be left unrevised then include at least one hour of revision in your daily schedule and play it safe.

What relaxes you the most? Listening to your favorite music, going out on a walk, meditation, playing some outdoor games or any other activity? Include it in your daily schedule because it lightens you up after swotting up all day long.

We hope you find these tips helpful in getting yourself ready for the upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam. If you want us to come up with similar tips for any other exam, do mention in the comments section below. All the best for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018!!
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### Bank of Baroda PO 2018-19 Final Result Out | List of Selected Candidates

Bank of Baroda Manipal Final Result for the recruitment of candidates  for admission to Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB) 2018-19. Students who were eagerly waiting for the results to be declared can now check the final result. To view the roll no.s of candidates selected in the batch for BOB PO Recruitment 2018, click on the link given below:

5 Banking and SSC : September 2018 Bank of Baroda Manipal  Final Result for the recruitment of candidates  for admission to Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB)  2018-19....

### Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims: 2018

Directions (1-5): Read the following information and answer the questions that follow:

Seven persons S, T, U, V, W, X and Y went to watch the match of World-cup tournament. They watched matches of different teams i.e. England, South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh and Australia on a different day of the week from Monday to Sunday. Also, each person likes different drinks i.e. Thump’s up, Coca-Cola, Miranda, Pepsi, Slice, Frooti and Appy fizz but not necessarily in the same order. U went to watch the match of England but not on Tuesday. Y went on Monday but did not go to watch match of India and Australia. X went to watch the match of West Indies on Friday. The one who went to watch the match of England likes Slice. T went to watch the match of Pakistan on Wednesday. Two people went to watch the match between the days on which the one who likes Slice and the one who likes Frooti. V, who likes Frooti did not go to watch the match of England and India and went on the next day of the day on which W went to watch the match of Bangladesh. The one who likes Pepsi went on the day just before the day on which U went and three people went to watch the match between the days on which the one who likes Thump’s up and the one who likes Appy fizz. The one who likes Coca-Cola went just before the day on which the one who likes Thump’s up. The one who likes Miranda went after the day on which the person who likes Thump’s up went.

Q1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
Y
Pakistan
Australia
X
India

Q2. Which of the following persons likes Coca-Cola?
W
V
X
U
Y

Q3. If Y is related to Pakistan-Miranda in the same way as T is related to West Indies-Frooti. Following the same pattern, find out S is related to which of the following?
Pakistan-Miranda
South Africa-Pepsi
England-Slice
None of these
England-Appy fizz

Q4. Which of the following combinations of ‘person-team-day and Drinks’ is correct?
Y-South Africa-Wednesday-Miranda
S-South Africa-Monday-Orange
Y-India- Monday-Slice
Y-Australia-Sunday-Frooti
None of These

Q5. U went to watch the match of World-cup tournament on which of the following day?
Saturday
Sunday
Tuesday
Thursday
None of These

Direction (6-10): In the following questions, the symbols *, &, @ and \$ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below.
Study the following information and answer the given questions: Note: The directions which are given indicates exact directions.
A&B - A is 1m south to B.
A\$B - A is 1m north to B.
A@B - A is 1m east to B.
A*B - A is 1m west to B.

Q6. If the expression “L & M, M * T, U & P, T * U” is true, then in which of the following direction is T wrt P?
South west
South east
North west
North east
none of these

Q7. If the expression “ C * D, F & U, F @ D, U @ G “ is true, then in which of the following direction is D wrt G?
South west
South east
North west
North east
none of these

Q8. If the expression S & N, Y \$ H, P @ S, N & H is true, then in which of the following direction is P wrt N?
South west
South east
North west
North east
none of these

Q9. If the expression “W&T*X\$U” is true, then in which of the following direction is U wrt W?
South west
South east
North west
North east
none of these

Q10. If the expression “S @ U, X * U, W & V, S \$ V” is true, then in which of the following direction is U wrt W?
South west
South east
North west
North east
none of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

Seven friends i.e. P, X, Z, K, L, B and S are doing the preparation of different banking exams. They have given seven different exams of banking i.e. RRB PO, BOB PO, Syndicate bank, IBPS Clerk, Canara bank, RRB Clerk and IBPS PO but not in same order. They have got different marks i.e. 80, 77, 70, 71, 67, 64 , and 84 but not in same order. The one who has given RRB PO exams got 84 marks. Z got 71 marks but not in BOB and IBPS PO exams. L gives IBPS Clerk exams but does not get 77 marks. B got 77 marks. The one who gives RRB Clerk exams does not get 77 and 71 marks and he is not S and K. The one who gives IBPS PO exams got 80 marks. K does not give Canara bank and IBPS Po exams also does not get 84 marks. The one who gives BOB exams does not get 77 and 67 marks. B does not give Canara bank exams. X and S do not get 80 marks. L does not get 64 and 70 marks.

Q11. Who among the following get 70 marks?
X
Z
K
L
Either (a) or (c)

Q12. Who among the following students give IBPS PO exams?
Z
B
P
S
L

Q13. L got how many marks?
77
71
80
67
84

Q14. Who among the following has given Syndicate bank exam?
K
Z
X
P
B

Q15. K gives which of the following exam?
BOB PO
IBPS PO
IBPS Clerk
Canara bank
RRB PO

SOLUTIONS

1.E
2.E
3.E
4.E
5.D
6.A
7.E
8.B
9.E
10.C
11.E
12.C
13.D
14.E
15.A

5 Banking and SSC : September 2018 Directions (1-5): Read the following information and answer the questions that follow: Seven persons S, T, U, V, W, X and Y went to watch...

### Indian Bank PO Prelims Exam 2018 Strategy & Plan

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100

As you are left with two months, prepare a strict study plan and give most of your everyday hours to studies only. Such a timetable would help you complete the target on time. Start revising all the topics that you are done with. Making a timetable inculcates a sense of discipline; the aspirant is bound to give a certain amount of time to a particular subject or topic. Regular studies reduce the level of stress, as the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health. If you do not revise the topics that you studied months back, you end up remembering nothing at all.

Do remember that you need to assess your progress from time to time. Practicing with test series helps you ace the original tests/examinations. You can identify what topics you are good at and where you lack. That way, in the original examination, you will choose to attempt the very section first that you are very good, or say fast at. Adda247 test series encompass a range of questions that match the level of frequently asked questions, previous year questions, and new pattern questions for Indian Bank PO Prelims Examination. Computer-based Test Series for Indian Bank PO also help you save your time as they simulate the real tests and let you know you how to attempt the questions in a way that you are able to attempt the maximum number of questions within the stipulated time. It also gives you an All India Rank so as you can assess where you stand and how much more you need to work in order to make the grades in original examination.

### Quantitative Aptitude

The trick to scoring marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. The number of questions based on DI in the examination can range from 10 to 15. In every DI 3 questions are always doable and the rest two are a bit tricky and calculative. The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes, and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. The average time to be spent on this section should be 25 minutes. Practice continuously, it will pay big time.

### Reasoning Ability

The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics. Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section. Make sure that the time that you spend on solving this section doesn't exceed 20 minutes.

### English Language

The trick to scoring in English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deep penetration through the paragraphs. The important topics for cloze test are subject-verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your fingertips when you are to attempt the examination. This section should be finished within a time limit of 15 minutes.

So students, work hard, put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret to success.
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### Cloze Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 2018

Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Our data is constantly being collected and harvested—a (1)……………….. of privacy most recently uncovered through political plots. One can’t Google a product or service without it showing up later, (2)………………..you through advertisements and sponsored posts. I understand why the idea of data being stored (3)………………..has become a scary, almost dystopic thought. But I’ve always felt that one sector (4)……………….. data and for the worst possible reason. There is no doubt that healthcare data saves lives. So why, in India, don’t we move past our medieval paper documents (5)……………….. in storerooms and onto a system that is designed to track and store our health details?

Q1.
Observance
Breach
Malfunction
Meaning
Goodness

Q2.
Repelling
Entanglement
Entrapment
Cunning
Baiting

Q3.
Insidiously
Publicly
Confidently
Abundant
Surreptitious

Q4.
Handles
Naturalizes
Underutilizes
Hinders
Deducing

Q5.
Rehabilitating
Rotting
Maturing
Molder
Catering

Directions (6-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The finding of the Central Pollution Control Board that the number of ………………(6)…………… polluted segments of India’s rivers has risen to 351 from 302 two years ago is a strong ………………(7)……………….. of the departments responsible for environmental protection. The data show that the ……………(8)………………. of laws enacted to regulate waste management and protect water quality are simply not working. The study also ………………(9)…………….. the failure of many national programmes run by the Centre for river conservation, preservation of wetlands, and water quality……………(10)……………….

Q6.
certainly
critically
amicably
genuinely
palpable

Q7.
praise
exonerate
indictment
absolution
Acquittal

Q8.
deploy
abundance
culmination
plethora
maxima

Q9.
design
subdued
underscores
implement
weakens

Q10.
appraisal
monitoring
fragmentation
augmenting
generating

Directions (11-15): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Four summers ago, I decided to drive from London to Moscow. We never did it. Fear of the old car …………(11)……… down, fake Russian police and ………(12)………….. on Russian roads. An internet advisory also said that Russians reserve their smiles for family. I had no family in Russia. But in my heart, Russia was different. My Russia of the Indian 70s was charming, mysterious and ambitious. Russia was the only ………(13)……………. to America. I remember ………(14)…………. a cousin, that if I left India, I would go to Russia, but it wasn’t glamorous like America. And we had laughed. That was Russia then: solid, dark and grey. America was all sparkle, ………(15)…………. Then Russia crumbled (we never called it USSR), and many things changed forever. Including India. Including Kashmir.

Q11.
bowing
spending
jumping
breaking
making

Q12.
potholes
cracked
jump off
damper
dimple

Q13.
corresponding
difference
alternative
perfection
resolving

Q14.
told
saying
argued
mentions
telling

Q15.
dark
calmed
simple
dazzle
witty

SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.E
3.A
4.C
5.B
6.B
7.C
8.D
9.C
10.B
11.D
12.A
13.C
14.E
15.D

5 Banking and SSC : September 2018 Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage a...

### Banking Awareness Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk | 2018

Q1. In a move aimed at creating a payments acceptance network for unorganized retail including small merchants and kirana stores where consumers can make payments, _____________ has partnered with Financial Software and Systems (FSS).
ICICI Bank
RBI
PNB
IPPB
SBI

Q2. Which organisation has approved Rs 65,634.93 crore loan so far to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under the government's flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)?
NABARD
RBI
SIDBI
IRDAI
SEBI

Q3. Name the Bank, which is in the process of formation of a wholly owned subsidiary company, has executed MOU with Infopark Kakkanad for leasing space in their campus.
South Indian Bank
Federal Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
ICICI Bank
Bandhan Bank

Q4. The government has proposed amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, and Dena Bank to create India’s 3rd largest globally competitive Bank recently. Vijaya Bank based in-
Chennai
New Delhi
Kolkata
Mumbai
Bengaluru

Q5. Markets regulator ________________ approved a slew of proposals, including a revised framework for settlement of cases and new KYC norms for foreign portfolio investors.
IRDAI
TRAI
SEBI
RBI
NABARD

Q6. State-owned __________________________ and Private Life Insurer Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd (BALIC) entered into a strategic partnership to provide life insurance solutions, especially at the doorstep of every household in the country.
Bank of Baroda
Punjab National Bank
India Post Payments Banks
State Bank of India
IDFC Bank

Q7. Insurance regulator IRDAI has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to ________________ for a premium of Rs. 750 per annum, a move to provide some succour to road accident victims.
Rs 50 lakh
Rs 05 lakh
Rs 25 lakh
Rs 10 lakh
Rs 15 lakh

Q8. Which Bank has paid Rs 38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances?
Yes Bank
Axis Bank
HDFC Bank
ICICI Bank
State Bank of India

Q9. Global research agency Fitch has raised India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to ________ per cent from the earlier 7.4 per cent.
7.6 per cent
7.7 per cent
7.5 per cent
7.8 per cent
7.9 per cent

Q10. Name the company, which has acquired Finnish company Fluido, a top consulting partner of Salesforce, for 65 million euros (about Rs 545 crore).
TCS
Infosys
Wipro
Reliance Industries
HCL

SOLUTIONS

1.D
2.A
3.B
4.E
5.C
6.C
7.E
8.A
9.D
10.B

5 Banking and SSC : September 2018 Q1. In a move aimed at creating a payments acceptance network for unorganized retail including small merchants and kirana stores where cons...

### English Miscellaneous Quiz for IBPS RRB Mains Exam: 2018

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a paragraph is given with three blanks, followed by six words. You have to choose the most suitable combination of words among the four alternative options, that will fill the blank coherently, forming a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful paragraph. If none of the given combinations is appropriate to fill the blank, mark option (e) i.e. “none of these” as your answer choice.

Q1. As privacy is a right, it is primarily the state’s ……………………. to protect our personal data. But it can mostly do so only if the data are within its reach. There are also great dangers regarding privacy from state agencies themselves. Such privacy can only be ensured by ………………………………. and strengthening the protective and …………………………….. powers of the state, including the judiciary and new data protection-related institution(s). (i)ambition
(ii)responsibility
(iii)demanding
(iv)invoking
(v)disruptive
(vi)corrective
(i),(iii),(v)
(i),(ii),(iii)
(ii),(iv),(vi)
(iii),(iv),(v)
None of these

Q2. India has not ……………………. full capital account convertibility. It has kept short-term foreign borrowings within …………………………. limits. India did not open up to foreign banks despite pressure from the U.S. and the international agencies. Foreign banks …………………………….. from overseas markets following the crisis, causing a severe credit crunch in places such as Eastern Europe. India escaped this fate.
(i)embraced
(ii)stringent
(iii)retreated
(iv) cuddled
(v) flexibility
(vi) entered
(i),(iii),(vi)
(iv),(v),(vi)
(i),(iv),(vi)
(i),(ii),(iii)
None of these

Q3. The Supreme Court’s ………………………… following the arrest of five ……………………….activists by the Pune police last month has been truly ……………………………. and raises the bar for protection of personal liberty.
(i)imagination
(ii)unusual
(iii)desirable
(iv)intervention
(v)prominent
(vi)extraordinary
(iv),(v),(vi)
(i),(v),(iii)
(iii),(vi),(ii)
(iv),(iii),(i)
None of these

Q4. The U.S. has responded …………………………………. to the summit, expressing readiness to immediately engage North Korea in talks. But it …………………………. to be seen whether the positive atmospherics at the summit will yield ……………………….. achievements on critical issues such as denuclearisation.
(i)dubiously
(ii)optimistically
(iii)remains
(iv)hinders
(v)unfruitful
(vi)tangible
(i),(iii),(v)
(ii),(iv),(vi)
(i),(iv),(v)
(ii),(iii),(vi)
None of these

Q5. The life of every Indian, from a corporate CEO to a cobbler, has …………………. like never before ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the ………………….. decision to withdraw old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes from …………………………. (i)tangled
(ii)ferocious
(iii)changed
(iv)dismantling
(v)trailblazing
(vi)circulation
(i),(iv),(v)
(iii),(v),(vi)
(ii),(v),(iv)
(iii),(ii),(v)
None of these

Directions (6-10): For the Questions given below, eight statements are given and statement G is fixed as it is. Rearrange the remaining seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The current merger, it is worth noting, comes after the government let State Bank of India’s associate banks merge with their parent last year and the Life Insurance Corporation of India take over the troubled IDBI Bank this year.
(B)The merger is part of the government’s efforts to consolidate the banking industry with an eye on overcoming the bad loan crisis.
(C) They are also unlikely to solve the bad loan crisis that has gripped the banking system as a whole.
(D) Unlike the other two banks, its shareholders are set to gain from being part of a new bank with greater financial strength.
(E) On Monday the Union government proposed the merger of three public sector banks — Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank — to create an amalgamated entity that will become the country’s third largest lender.
(F) After the announcement of the merger, shares of Bank of Baroda and Vijaya Bank shed a significant part of their value, while Dena Bank gained sharply to hit upper circuit on Tuesday.
(G) Forced mergers such as the current one make little business sense for the stronger banks as the weaker banks tend to be a drag on their operations.
(H) This is not surprising at all. Dena Bank is the bank in the worst financial situation among the three entities and is currently under the Reserve Bank of India’s prompt corrective action framework.

Q6. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
E
H
F
D
A

Q7. Which of the following will be the EIGHTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
C
A
D
H
E

Q8. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
A
D
H
C
B

Q9. Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence after the rearrangement?
E
C
D
A
H

Q10. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
A
H
C
D
F

Directions Q (11-15): In each of the questions below, there is a word given in bold which is followed by the five options. In each of the options, a pair of words is given which is either the pair of synonyms OR antonyms and synonym OR antonyms of the word given in bold. Choose that pair as your answer.

Q11. TUMULT
furore, deject
acerbic, caustic
Upheavel, Bustle
fantastic, bizarre
scuffle, tepid

Q12. CAPACIOUS
resign, retire
egoistic, self-absorbed
diapason, scale
aberrant, abnormal
Ample, Snug

Q13. PROBITY
virtue, onus
decorum, gimmick
veracity, rectitude
iniquity, rebuff
credibility, freak

Q14. EGREGIOUS
invisible, commotion
trivial, obstructive
penal, disciplinary
flagrant, blatant
hidden, exoneration

Q15. RAVENOUS
edacious, caustic
glutted, satiated
stuffed, exonerate
puckish, sardonic
swinish, succinct

SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.D
3.A
4.D
5.B
6.C
7.A
8.E
9.D
10.B
11.C
12.E
13.C
14.D
15.B

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### NIACL Assistant Mains Exam 2018 Strategy

The results of Prelims Examination of NIACL Assistant Examination are out already. All those who have successfully qualified to appear in the Mains Examination for this recruitment process of NIACL Assistants must have already started to prepare for it. The five subjects that will be asked in NIACL Assistant Mains Examination are English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. To help you make the grades in this exam, Bankersadda is here with a strategy for all the five subjects.

### The pattern of NIACL Assistant Mains Examination

Serial NumberSectionNo. of QuestionMax. MarksDuration
1.English Language4050120 minutes
2.Numerical Ability4050
3.Reasoning4050
4.General Awareness4050
5.Computer Knowledge4050
Total200250

### Reasoning Section

• The trick to attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end.
• Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with the questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics.
• Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to solve and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way.

### English Language Section

• If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc.
• But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end.
• The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs.
• The important topics for cloze test are subject-verb agreement, preposition, and verbs. These topics may help you do some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your fingertips when you are to attempt the examination.

### General Awareness Section

• So much is happening every day that unless you keep yourself abreast of these changes you cannot adjust yourself to them or tackle the GA section of any exam smoothly and easily.
• To save your precious time, we provide you with an alternative that is Adda247’s “Daily GK Update” (Available in both Hindi and English languages) that contains only the news that is important from the point of view of competitive examinations. It contains all the news that is likely to be asked in the NIACL Assistant Mains Examinations.
• Avoid the habit of ignoring the everyday news, telling yourself that you will do it in the end when the examinations are close, you only end up lying crushed under a pile of news.
• You can go through the Monthly Capsules provided by Bankersadda for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness.

### Numerical Ability Section

• The trick to scoring marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series.
• After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation.
• The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc.

### Computer Knowledge Section

• Computer Aptitude is a subject that many students are already familiar with. Although in SBI PO Mains there were no questions from computer aptitude but as an aspirant yearning to score maximum in the exam, you should revise this subject as well. So in case if there is a set of questions in this section from computer aptitude; they will help you score good marks.
• For Computer Aptitude you need to be familiar with the basics of computers and proper definitions. You can refer to the computer capsule available on Bankersadda and Adda247 App for quick revision.
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### Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 2018

Q1. The difference between the outside and inside surface of a cylindrical metallic pipe, 14 cm long, is 44 cm^2. If the pipe is made of 99 cm^3 of metal. Find the outer radii of the pipe ?
(a) 2 cm
(b) 2.5 cm
(c) 4 cm
(d) 5 cm
(e) 3 cm

Q2. Cost price of two transistors is same. One is sold at a profit of 15% and the other for Rs. 1500 more than the first. If the net profit is 30%. Find the cost price of each transistor.
(a) Rs. 4,500
(b) Rs. 5,400
(c) Rs. 4,800
(d) Rs. 4,600
(e) Rs. 5,000

Q3. Profit on selling 10 pencils equals selling price of 3 pen. While loss on selling 10 pen equals selling price of 4 pencils. Also profit percent-age equals to the loss percentage and cost of a pencil is half of the cost of a pen. What is the ratio of selling price of pencil to the selling price of a pen?
(a) 5 : 4
(b) 3 : 2
(c) 4 : 5
(d) 3 : 4
(e) 4 : 7

Q4. Several litres of honey drawn off a 54 litre container full of honey and equal amount of water added. Again, the same volume of the mixture was drawn off and replaced by water. As a result, the container contained 24 litres of pure honey. How much the honey was drawn off initially?
(a) 20 litres
(b) 17 litres
(c) 9 litres
(d) 18 litres
(e) 15 litres

Q5. The simple interest on a sum of money will be Rs. 300 after four years. In the next 6 years principal becomes four times, what will be the total interest at the end of 10th year?
(a) Rs. 1000
(b) Rs. 750
(c) Rs. 700
(d) Rs. 200
(e) Rs. 800

Directions (6-10): Study the following table and answer the given questions
Given below is the table showing the candidates who appeared for an interview from 5 institutes A, B, C, D and E. There are graduate and post graduate candidates who attended the interview,

Note: Total candidates who attended interview = Total post graduate + Total graduate.

Q6. Post graduate females who attended the interview from institute D, are by what percent more or less than those from institute B?
(a) 30%
(b) 40%
(c) 20%
(d) 25%
(e) 28%

Q7. In village E, half of graduate females have Electrical degree while remaining are Mechanical engineers. The females having mechanical degree of institute E are what percent of post graduate females of same institute ?
(a) 158 (1/3)%
(b) 158 (2/3)%
(c) 148 (1/3)%
(d) 148 (2/3)%
(e) 154%

Q8. Find the difference between average number of post graduate candidates from institute C and E together and that of graduate men from institute A and D together ?
(a) 450
(b) 400
(c) 650
(d) 600
(e) None of these

Q9. Total post graduate candidates who appeared for the interview from institute D, are by what number more or less than those from institute E ?
(a) 1150
(b) 1100
(c) 1180
(d) 1120
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): In each of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both 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 no relation can be established between x and y.

Q11. I 2x² – 25x + 72 = 0
II 4y² – 12y – 27 = 0

Q12. I 8x² – 26x + 21 = 0
II 10y² – 43y + 28 = 0

Q13. I x² – 18x + 65 = 0
II 2y² – 17y + 35 = 0

Q14. I 7x² – 44x + 45 = 0
II 7x – 8y = 19

Q15. I 3x + 7y = 18
II 9x – 2y = 8

SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.E
3.B
4.D
5.B
6.C
7.A
8.B
9.B
10.D
11.B
12.E
13.B
14.E
15.C
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### Current Affairs Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam 2018

Q1. Which Indian city will host The Women’s Boxing World Championships-2018.
(a) Mumbai
(b) Kolkata
(c) Pune
(d) New Delhi
(e) Imphal

Q2. Insurance regulator IRDAI has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs. ____.
(a) 5 lakh
(b) 15 lakh
(c) 10 lakh
(d) 12 lakh
(e) 2 lakh

Q3. Recently Mr.Tran Dai Quang died aged 61. He was president of _______.
(a) Thailand
(b) Cambodia
(c) Vietnam
(d) Romania
(e) Malta

Q4.  Which city is hosting 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling?
(a) Hanoi
(b) Jakarta
(c) Hawaii
(d) Tokyo
(e) New Delhi

Q5. Which Bank has paid Rs 38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances.
(a) IDBI
(b) Axis Bank
(c) UCO Bank
(d) Yes Bank
(e) PNB

Q6. Which movie has been chosen to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 91st Academy Awards?
(a) Village Rockstars
(b) Newton
(c) Secret Superstar

Q7. Which country won final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship recently?
(a) India
(b) Pakistan
(c) Japan
(d) China
(e) Vietnam

Q8. Insurance regulator IRDAI has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver  for a premium of _____ per annum.
(a) Rs. 360
(b) Rs. 799
(c) Rs. 999
(d) Rs. 250
(e) Rs. 750

Q9. Which country will host the Men’s World Championship 2021?
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) Pakistan
(d) India
(e) Singapoor

Q10. Pankaj adwani is related to which sports?
(a) Snooker
(b) Tennis
(d) Athletics
(e) None of the above option is true

SOLUTIONS

1.D
2.B
3.C
4.E
5.D
6.A
7.B
8.E
9.D
10.A

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### Reasoning Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims: 2018

Directions (1-5): Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Ten persons are sitting in a row facing north. If its mentioned that a person is right or left to another person, then it does not necessarily mean immediate right or immediate left. A is immediate left to H, who is not right to B and I. I is 4th from one of the ends. Three persons are sitting between I and E. C is left to both J and D. G is not left to D, who is not left to F. Only one person sits between G and F.B is 3rd right to E. Not more than four persons sit between J and G.

Q1. How many persons are sitting to the left of C?
Two
One
Three
Four
None of these

Q2. Who among the following sits 2nd right to D?
E
F
C
B
no one

Q3. What is the position of A with respect to B?
5th to the right
5th to the left
4th to the right
4th to the left
None of these

Q4. Which of the following is true according to the arrangement?
E sits at one of the ends
F is immediate right to D
More than three persons sit between G and I
B is 2nd right to C
none of these

Q5. Four of the following belongs to a group find the one that does not belong to that group?
J- H
F-E
C-I
A-G
H-D

Directions (6-8): Answer these questions referring to the letter sequence given below:

N O P Q Y B Z A R S H I J K L M T U V G F E W X D C

Q6. Which letter will be third to the left of eighteenth letter from the right end?
Z
F
I
L
None of these

Q7. Which of the following letter is 3rd to left of 6th from left ?
S
A
I
F
P

Q8. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of thirteenth letter from your left ?
U
J
S
Z
None of these

Directions (9 -12): In each of these questions, relationship between some elements is shown in the statement (s). These statements are followed by two conclusions. Read the statements and give answer:

Q9. Statement: O>F≤L=W ;N≤W;Y<I≤F ;F>R
Conclusions:    I.  F≥N

II. O>Y

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
if both conclusions I and II follow.

Q10. Statement: B>O≤K=C≤P; R>P ;M>T<O
Conclusions:    I.  O<R
II. T<K

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
if both conclusions I and II follow.

Q11. Statement: F>I≤N<E ; L≥C>N;I<P
Conclusions:     I.  N>F

II. N≤F

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
if both conclusions I and II follow.

Q12. Statement: N<T≥R≥J ; J<S; R<C; O>L>T
Conclusions:     I. O>N

II. N<C

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
if both conclusions I and II follow.

Directions (13-15): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions number I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q13. Statements: All pit are kit.
All bit are kit.
All kit are sit.
Conclusions: I. All pit are sit.
II. All bit are sit.
III. Some sit are kit.
only I and II follow
only I and III follow
only II and III follow
All follows
None of these

Q14. Statements: All sits are bit.
Some bit are pit.
All pit are kit.
Conclusions: I. Some kit are bit.
II. Some bit are sits.
III. Some kit are sits.
only I and II follow
only I and III follow
only II and III follow
All I, II and III follow
None of these

Q15. Statements: Some bit are sit.
All fit are kit.
All kit are pit.
Conclusions: I. Some bit are pit.
II. Some bit are kit.
III. Some pit are sit.
only I and II follow
only I and III follow
only II and III follow
None follow
None of these

SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.E
3.B
4.D
5.A
6.E
7.E
8.A
9.B
10.E
11.C
12.A
13.D
14.A
15.D

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### Reading Comprehension for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam: 2018

Directions (1-15): Read the following passages carefully and answer the respective questions given below each of them. Certain words/phrases/sentences have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom. The king there only had one leg and one eye, but he was very intelligent and kind. Everyone in his kingdom lived a happy and a healthy life because of their king. One day the king was walking through the palace hallway and saw the portraits of his ancestors. He thought that one day his children will walk in the same hallway and remember all the ancestors through these portraits.

But, the king did not have his portrait painted. Due to his physical disabilities, he wasn’t sure how his painting would turn out to be. So he invited many famous painters from his and other kingdoms to the court. The king then announced that he wants a beautiful portrait made of himself to be placed in the palace. Any painter who can carry out this should come forward. He will be rewarded based on how the painting turns up.

All of the painters began to think that the king only has one leg and one eye. How can his picture be made very beautiful? It is not possible and if the picture does not turn out to look beautiful then the king will get angry and punish them. So one by one, all started to make excuses and politely declined to make a painting of the king.

But suddenly one painter raised his hand and said that I will make a very beautiful portrait of you which you will surely like. The king became happy hearing that and other painters got curious. The king gave him the permission and the painter started drawing the portrait. He then filled the drawing with paints. Finally, after taking a long time, he said that the portrait was ready!

All of the courtiers, other painters were curious and nervous thinking, “How can the painter make the king’s portrait beautiful because the king is physically disabled? What if the king didn’t like the painting and gets angry?” But when the painter presented the portrait, everyone in the court, including the king, was left stunned.

The painter made a portrait in which the king was sitting on the horse, on the one-leg side, holding his bow and aiming the arrow with his one eye closed. The king was very pleased to see that the painter has made a beautiful portrait by cleverly hiding the king’s disabilities. The King gave him a great reward.

Q1. Why did the painters start making excuses and politely declining the offer to make a portrait of the King?
The painters were not happy with the reward offered by the King.
The painters knew that the King was one legged and one eyed and making a beautiful portrait would mean compromising on their art.
They were scared of the consequences in case the King did not like the portrait made by them.
They all believed making a beautiful portrait of a disabled person required a lot of time and thinking which was not given by the King.
None of these

Q2. Why were all the courtiers and other painters curious and nervous?
They all were desperate to see how the beautiful portrait of a disabled person looked.
They all wanted to see how the King punishes the painter who made his portrait.
They all were amazed at the masterful portrait made by the painter.
They all wanted to see what has the painter made and how would the King react if he doesn’t like it.
None of these

Q3. According to the passage what is meant by the line given in BOLD in the above passage?
The King did not have a portrait of his in the hallway because he knew his portrait would not look good.
The King did not know how he would look in the portrait.
The portraits of King’s ancestors were very good and the King thought that his portrait will not be as good.
The King was too shy to pose for a portrait to be made by a painter.
None of these

Q4. Which of the following could be the most appropriate title for the above passage?
World is how we look at it
A beautiful portrait
A wonderful Painter
A disabled King
A disabled but clever King

Q5. Which of the following is incorrect in the context of the above passage?
No one was willing to make the portrait as they were worried about the punishment but then a novice painter raised his hand.
The painter made a stunning portrait of the King and everyone was amazed to see it.
The King invited many famous painters from his and other kingdoms to the court.
Everyone in the King’s kingdom was a prosperous and healthy life because he was an intelligent King.
All of the above are true

Nita was recently married and had started living in a joint family with her husband and in-laws. After a few days, she started to realize that she is not able to get along with her mother in law. Nita’s mother in law was conservative whereas Nita was liberal with modern lifestyle. Soon they both started quarrelling due to differences in opinions and lifestyle. As days and months passed, none of them changed their behaviour.

Nita became very aggressive over the time and started to hate her mother in law. She started to think about how to get rid of her mother in law. Once, as usual, when she quarrelled with her mother in law, her husband took his mother’s side, and she became where angry and left to her father’s home. Nita’s father was a chemist and she told him about everything that’s been happening. Then she pleaded with her father that give her something poisonous, so she can mix it up and give it to her mother in law to get rid of her, else she won’t go back to her husband’s home.

Nita’s father felt pity at her situation but told her, “If you give poison to your mother in law, you and I both will end up in jail. It is not the right thing to do”. But, Nita was in no mood to listen and understand. Finally, her father gave in. He told her, “Ok, as you wish but I don’t want to see you in jail, so do as I tell you”. Nita agreed. Her father brought a powder and told her, “Everyday when you make a lunch or dinner, just mix a little pinch of this powder in your mother in law’s meal, since the quantity will be less, she won’t die quickly but will slowly in few months and people will think she has died naturally”.

He also told her, “Because no one should have doubt on you, from today onwards, you will not fight at all with your mother in law but instead you will be very caring towards her, even if she says something which you don’t like, you will not be rude; you will simply be polite only”. Nita agreed thinking she will be free from her mother in law’s quarrelling in few months and came back to her in-laws and as advised by her father, she started mixing the powder in her mother in law’s meals and behaved very caring and polite whenever her mother in law said something.

As time started to pass, Nita’s mother in law’s nature also started to change. Because Nita was being very caring towards her, she too started to be affectionate towards her. Five months passed and Nita had been mixing the powder but atmosphere of the house was changed. There were no quarrels; both were praising each while talking to neighbours. They got very attached to each other like a mother and daughter. Now, Nita started to get worried thinking due to the powder, her mother in law may die soon.

She ran at her father’s home and told him, “Dad! Please give me the antidote to cure the effect of that poisonous powder you gave! I don’t want to lose my mother in law, she is just like my mom and I love her very much”. Her father smiled and said, “Which poison? I had simply given to you a sweetener!”

Q6. What can be the most appropriate title for the given passage?
Developing bonds
Joint family and love
Joint families and associated problems
Tackling problems
None of the above

Q7. Which of the following is true in the context of the given passage?
Nita was an old fashioned typical housewife.
After Nita’s quarrel with her mother-in-law, Rohit took his mother’s side and this angered Nita.
After Nita argued with her father and insisted on getting some poison, her father gave in and reluctantly provided her a bottle of a strong poison.
After Nita returned to her father’s home they both laughed and celebrated as the poison had started its work and her mother-in-law was about to die.
None of the above

Q8. Why did Nita leave her husband’s home and went to her father’s?
All of these
Because she was unhappy with her husband for taking his mother’s side.
Because Nita’s father was a chemist and she wanted to get some poison which he had specially prepared for Nita’s mother-in-law.
Because she was fed up of fighting with her mother-in-law and was looking for an excuse to leave the house.
None of these

Q9. Which of the following is most SIMILAR to ‘Antidote’ used in the above passage?
Remedial
Slay
Line
Destroy
None of the above

Q10. Which of the following best describes the moral of the story mentioned in the above passage?
If people are explained, what they otherwise won’t understand, by giving them some poison then they understand better and learn life lessons.
Our fathers are the best teachers we can ever have and must always look up to them in times of difficulty in our lives.
In the world around us all people are different in their nature and behaviour and we must understand each other and adjust a little to develop a cordial relationship.
Joint family may have its share of problems but the best bonds develop in joint families only
All of the above

Q11. Why did Nita go back to her father after five months?
The poison that Nita’s father had given to her, had not worked and she wanted a more powerful poison to kill her mother-in-law.
Nita was getting desperate and losing her patience. She was finding it difficult to fake good behaviour to her cruel mother-in-law.
Nita went back to her father to get the antidote about which her father her told her on the phone.
Nita was getting impatient as after being nice to her mother-n-law for five months she had developed a mother-daughter relationship with her and did not want her to die because of the poison.
Both (c) & (d)

Q12. Which of the following is most OPPOSITE to ‘Pity’ mentioned in the above passage?
Sympathy
Empathy
Apathy
None of these

Q13. There is line given in BOLD in the above passage. Which of the following most nearly describes the same meaning as the original sentence and contextually fits in correctly?
Whenever you prepare food , just mix one spoon of this powder in your mother-in-law’s meal
When you prepare lunch or dinner daily, add a pinch of this powder in your mother-in-law’s food
Everyday make sure your mother-in-law is given good amount of this powder
No day shall pass when your mother-in-law does not get a fist full of this powder including in lunch and dinner.
None of the above.

Q14. What was her father’s motive behind asking Nita to be nice to her mother-in-law?
He wanted to teach Nita how to slowly and covertly kill somebody and not get caught.
He wanted Nita to live with her husband happily.
He did not want Nita’s mother-in-law to destroy his daughter’s home.
He wanted to teach Nita a lesson about bonds and relationships with people having different nature and behaviour than yours.
None of these.

Q15. Which of the following is incorrect in the context of the above passage?
Nita’s father knew the difference between a poison and an antidote as he was a chemist.
Nita’s father received a call from her husband who desperately wanted to get back with Nita and wanted her father to help him.
Nita’s mother-in-law was a conservative woman and hence they quarrelled with each other a lot.
Nita did not like his husband taking his mother’s side.
Both (b) & (c)

SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.D
3.B
4.A
5.A
6.A
7.E
8.B
9.A
10.C
11.D
12.C
13.B
14.D
15.B

5 Banking and SSC : September 2018 Directions (1-15): Read the following passages carefully and answer the respective questions given below each of them. Certain words/phrase...