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Re: SBI Clerical Exam Solved question paper

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Test-I: Reasoning (High Level)
1. In a certain code language 'ho w many goals scored' is
written as '5 3 9 7' ; 'man y more matches ' is written as '9
8 2' ; and 'h e scored five' is written as '1 6 3' . Ho w is
'goals' written in that code language?
1)5 2) 7 3 ) 5 o r 7
4) Data inadequate 5) Non e of these
2. In a certain code TEMPORA L is written as OLDSMBSP.
How is CONSIDE R written in that code?
1)RMNBSFEJ 2) BNMRSFEJ 3)RMNBJEFS
4) TOPDQDCH 5) Non e of these
3. How many meaningful English words can be made with
the letters DLEI using each letter only once in each word?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) Mor e than three
4. Among A, B, C, D and E, each having different weight, D
is heavier than only A and C is lighter than B and E. Wh o
among them is the heaviest?
1)B 2) E 3)Cr
4) Data inadequate 5) Non e of these
5. Each odd digit in the number 5263187 is substituted by the
next higher digit and each even digit is substituted by the
previou s lowe r digi t an d th e digi t s s o obtaine d ar e
rearranged in ascending order, which of the following will
be the third digit from the left end after the rearrangement?
1)2 2) 4 3) 5 4) 6 5) Non e of these
6. Pratap correctly remembers that his mother' s birthday is
before twentythird April but after nineteent h Apri l ,
whereas his sister correctly remembers that their mother's
birthday is not on or after twentysecond April. On which
day in April is definitely their mother' s birthday?
1) Twentieth 2) Twenty first
3) Twentieth or twentyfirst
4) Cannot be determined 5) Non e of these
7. Ashok started walking towards South. After walking 50
metres he took a right turn and walked 30 metres. He then
took a right turn and walked 100 metres. He again took a
right turn and walked 30 metres and stopped. How far and
in which direction was he from the starting point?
1) 50 metres South 2) 150 metres North
3) 180 metres East 4) 50 metres North 5) Non e of these
8 . If'+-' means '+'*' - ' means ' x ' ; ' x ' m e a n s a n d ' + ' means
'-' ; then
1 5 - 8 * 6 - 1 2 + 4 = ?
1)20 2)2 8 3) 8 4) 2 5) Non e of these
9. Town D is towards East of town F. Town B is towards
North of town D. Town H is towards South of town B.
Towards which direction is town H from town F?
1) East 2) South-East 3) North-East
4) Data inadequate 5) Non e of these
10. Ho w many such pairs of letters are there in the word
SEARCHE S each of which has as many letters between
them in the word as in the English alphabet?
1) None 2) One 3) Two 4) Three 5) Mor e than three

Directions (Q . 11-15): In each of the questions below
are given four statements followed by four conclusions
numbered I, II, III & IV. You have to take the given statements
to be true even if they seem to be at variance with 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.
11. Statements: All cups are bottles. Some bottles are jugs..
No ju g is plate. Some plates are tables.
Conclusions: I. Some tables are bottles.
II. Some plates are cups.
III. No table is bottle.
IV. Some jug s are cups.
1) Only I follows 2) Only II follows 3) Only III follows
4) Only IV follows 5) Only either 1 or III follows
12. Statements: Some chairs are handl t s .
All handles are pots. All pots are mats.
Some mats are buses.
Conclusions: I. Some buses are handles.
II. Some mats are chairs.
III. No bu s is a handle.
IV. Some mats are handles.
1) Only I, II and IV follow
2) Only II, III and IV follow
3) Only either I or III and II follow
4) Only either I or III and IV follow
5) Only either I or III, II and IV follow
13. Statements: All birds are horses. All horses are tigers.
Some tigers are lions. Some lions are monkeys.
Conclusions: I. Some tigers are horses.
II. Some monkeys are birds.
III. Some tigers are birds.
IV. Some monkeys are horses.
1) Only I and III follow 2) Only I, II and III follow
3) Only II, III and IV follow 4) All I, II, III and IV follow
5) Non e of these
14. Statements: Some benches are walls.
All walls are houses.
Some houses are jungles . All jungles are roads.
Conclusions: I. Som e roads are benches.
II. Some jungle s are walls.
III. Some houses are benches.
IV. Some roads are houses.
1) Only I and II follow 2) Only I and III follow
organization working in three departments, viz Personnel, 1) Only 1,11 and III are true
Administration and Marketing with not more than three of 2) Only II, III and IV are true
them in any department. Each of them has a different choice 3) Only I, III and IV are true
of sports from football, cricket, volleyball, badminton, lawn
tennis, basketball, hockey and table tennis, not necessarily
in the same order.
23.
4) All I, II, 111 and IV are true
5) None of these
Statement s : N 8 B. B $ W,
1 i E - Administration - Cricket
2) F - Personnel - Lawn Tennis
carefully an d answe r th e questions given below.
Fol lowin g ar e the condition s for selectin g Senior
3) H - Marketing - Lawn Tennis Manager-Credit in a bank. The candidate must
19.
4) B - Administration - Table Tennis
What is E's favourite sport?
5) None of these (0 be a graduate in any discipline with at least 60 per
cent marks.
1) Cricket 2) Badminton 3) Basketball (ii) have post-qualification work experience of at least
4) Lawn Tennis 5) None of these ten years in the Advances Section of a bank,
20. What is G' s favourite sport? (iii) be at least 30 years and not more than 40 years as
l)Cricket 2)Badminto n 3)Basketball on 1.4.2010.
4) Lawn Tennis 5) Non e of these (iv) have secured at least 40 per cent marks in the Group

3) Only III and IV follow 4) Only II, III and IV follow
5) None of these
conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely
t ru e and give your answer accordingly.
15, Statements: Some sticks are lamps. Some flowers are lamps.
Some lamps are dresses. All dresses are shirts.
Conclusions : I. Some shirts are sticks.
21. Statement s : H @ T,
Conclusions : I. V $ F
III . H @ V
T#F , F 8 E, E ⋆ V
I I .E@ T
IV.T# V '
II. Some shirts are flowers.
II I. Some flowers are sticks.
IV. Some dresses are sticks.
1) None follows 2) Only I follows 3) Only II follows
4) Only 111 follows 5) Only IV follows
Directions (Q. 16-20): Study th e following information
carefully an d answe r th e question s given below:
A, B. C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees of an
22.
1) Only I, II and III are true
2) Only I, II and IV are true
3) Only II. Ill and IV are true
4) Only I, III and IV are true
5) All I, II, III and IV are true
Statement s : D # R, R • K,
Conclusions : I. J #R
III . R # F
K @ F, F $ J
I1.J# K
IV.Kfa)D
D works in Administratio n and doe s not like either
football or cricket. F works in Personnel with only A, who
Conclusions : I. M @ W
III . WS N
W#H , H⋆ M
I I .H@ N
IV. W# N
likes table tennis. E and H do not work in the same department
as D. C likes hockey and does not work in Marketing. G does
not work in Administration and does not like either cricket or
badminton. One of those who work in Administration likes
football. The one who likes volleyball works in Personnel.
Non e of those who wor k in Administratio n likes either
badminton or lawn tennis. H does not like cricket.
16. Which of the following groups of employees work in
Administration department?
1)EGH 2SAF 3)BC D 4)BC D 5) Data inadequate
17 In which department does E work?
1) Personnel 2) Marketing 3) Administration
4) Data inadequate 5) None of these
18. Which of the following combination s of employee -
department-favourite sport is correct?
24.
25.
1) Only I is true 2) Only III is true 3) Only IV is true
4) Only either III or IV is true
5) Only either III or IV and I are true
Statement s : R ⋆ D , D$J , J #M , M @ K
Conclusions : I. K # J II. D@ M
III . R # M IV.D@ K
1) None is true 2) Only I is true 3) Only II is true
4) Only III is true 5) Only IV is true
Statement s : M $ K. K@N , N ⋆ R, R# W
Conclusions : I . W@ K II.MS R
III . K@ W IV.M.@N
1) Only I and II are true 2) Only I. II and III are true
3) Only III and IV are true
4)Onl y II, III and IV are true 5) Non e of these
Directions (Q . 26-30): Study th e following information
Directions (Q . 21-25) : In th e following questions , th e
symbols @, $ , ⋆ # an d 8 ar e used w ith the following meaning
as illustrated below:
P $ 0' means 'P is not smaller than Q' .
' P % Q' means ' Pi s neither smal ler than nor equal to Q' .
" P # Q' means 'P is neither greater than nor equal to Q' .
' P 8 Q' means ' P is neither greater than nor smal ler than Q\
P ⋆ Q' means 'P is not greater than Q' .
Now in each of the following questions assuming the
give n s tatement s t o b e t rue , find whi c h o f th e four
Discussion.
(v) have secure d at least 50 per cent marks in the
Interview.
In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the conditions

EXCEPT
(A) at (i) above, but has secured at least 50 per cent
marks in graduation and at least 60 percent marks in
post-graduation in any discipline, the case is to be
referred to the General Manager-Advances.
(B) at (ii) above, but has total post-qualification work

experience of at least seven years, out of which at
least three years as Manager-Credit m a bank, the
case is to be referred to the Executive Director.
In each question below details of one candidate are given.
You have to take one of the following courses of action 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 01 - 04 - 2010 .
Give answe r 1) if the case is to be referred to the Executive
Director.
Give answe r 2) if the case is to be referred to the Genera!
Manager -Advances .
Give answe r 3) if the data are inadequate to take a
decision.
Give answe r 4) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Give answe r 5) if the candidate is to be selected.
26. Shobha Gupta has secured 50 per cent marks in the
Interview and 40 percen t marks in the Group Discussion.
She has been working for the past eight years, out of
which four years as Manager-Credit in a bank, after
completing her BA degree with 60 per cent marks. She
was born on 12th September 1978.
27. Rohan Maskare was born on 8th March 1974. He has
been working in a bank for the past twelve years after
completing his B Com degree with 70 per cent marks. He
has secure d 50 pe r cent mark s in both th e Grou p
Discussion and the Interview.
28. Prakash Gokhale was born on 4th August 1977. He has
secured 65 per cent marks in postgraduation and 58 per
cent marks in graduation. He has been working for the
past ten years in the Advances Department of a bank
after completing his postgraduation. He has secured 45
percent marks in the Group Discussion and 50 per cent
marks in the Interview.
29. Sudha Mehrot r a has been workin g in the Advance s
Department of a bank for the past twelve .years after
completing her B Com Degree with 60 per cent marks.
She has secure d 50 pe r cen t mark s in th e Grou p
Discussion and 40 per cent marks in the Interview. She
was born on 15th February 1972.
30. Amit Narayan was born on 28th May 1974. He has been
working in the Advances department of a bank for the past
eleven years after completing his B Sc Degree with 65 per
cent marks. He has secured 55 percent marks in the Group
discussion and 50 per cent marks in the interview.
Directions (Q . 31-35): In each question below is given a
statement followed by thre e courses of action numbere d (A),
(B) an d (C) . A cour s e of actio n is a ste p or administ rat iv e
decision to be take n for improvement , follow-up or furthe r
action in regar d to the problem , policy, etc. On (he basis of the
informatio n given i n th e s t a temen t , yo u hav e t o assum e
every thing in the statement to be true , then decide which of the
suggested course s of actio n logically follow(s) for pursuing .
31. Statement : A heavy unseasonal downpour during the
last two days has paralysed the normal life in the
state in which five persons were killed but this has
provided a huge relief to the problem of acute water
crisis in the state
Course s of action :
(A) The state government should set up a committee to.
review the alarming situation.
(B) The state government should immediately remove
all the restrictions on use of potable water in all the
major cities in the state.
(C) The state government should send relief supplies
to all the affected areas in the state.
l )Non e 2) Only (A) 3) Only (B) and (C)
4) Only (C) 5)A1I(A),(B),(C)
32. Statement : A large private bank has decided to retrench
one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses
incurred by it during the past three quarters.
Course s of action :
(A) The Govt should issue a notification to general public
to immediately stop all transactions with the bank.
(B) The Govt should direct the bank to refrain from
retrenching its employees.
(C) The Govt should ask the central bank of the country
to initiate an enquiry into the bank's activities and
submit its report.
l )Non e 2) Only (A) 3) Only (B)
4) Only (C) 5) Only (A) and (C)
33. Statement : Many political activists have decided to stage
demonstrations and block traffic movement in the
city during peak hours to protest against the steep
rise in prices of essential commodities.
Course s of action :
(A) Th e Gov t should immediately ban all forms of
agitations in the country.
(B) Th e polic e authori t y of the city should deplo y
additional forces all over.th e city to help traffic
movement in the city.
(C) The state administration should carry out preventive
arrests of the known criminals staying in the city.
1) Only (A) 2) Only (B) 3) Only (C)
4) Only (A) and (B) 5) None of these
34. Statement : The school dropout rate in many districts in
the state has increased sharply during the last few
years as the parents of these children make them
work in the fields owned by others to earn enough
for them to get at least one meal a day.
Course s of action :
(A) The Govt should put up a mechanism to provide
foodgrains to the poo r peopl e in these districts
through public distribution system to encourage
the parents to send their wards to school.
(B) The Govt should close down some of these schools
in the district and deplo y the teacher s of these
schools to nearby schools and also ask remaining
students to joi n these schools.

(C) Govt should issue arrest warrants for all the parents
who force their children to work in fields instead of
attending classes.
1) Only (A) 2) Only (B) 3) Only (C)
4) Only (A) and (B) 5) Non e of these
35. Statement: One aspirant was killed due to stampede
while participating in a recruitment drive of police
constables .
Courses of action:
(A) The officials in charge of the recruitment process
should immediately be suspended.
(B) A team of officials should be asked to find out the
ci rcumstance s whic h le d t o th e deat h o f th e
aspirant and submit its report within a week.
(C) Th e Gov t shoul d ask the hom e departmen t to
stagger the numbe r of aspirants over more number
of days to avoid such incidents in future.
1) Only (A) 2) Only (B) 3) Only (C)
4) Only (B) and (C) 5) Non e of these
36. Effect : Major i t y o f th e employe e s o f th e ai l in g
organisation opted for voluntary retirement scheme
and left the organisation with all their retirement
benefits within a fortnight of launching the scheme.
Which of the following can be a probable cause of the
above effect ?
1) The company has been making huge losses for the
past five years and is unabl e to pa y salary to its
employees in time.
2 ) Th e manageme n t o f ttfe compan y mad e hug e
personal gains through unlawful activities.
3 ) On e o f th e compet i to r s o f th e compan y wen t
bankrupt last year.
4) The company owns large tracts of land in the state
which will fetch huge sum to its owners.
5) None of these
37. Statement: Most of the companies in IT and ITES sectors
in India have started hiring from engineering college
campuses this year and are likely to recruit much more
than yearly recruitment of the earlier years.
Which of the following substantiates the facts stated in
the above statement?
1) IT and ITES are the only sectors in India which are
hiring from engineering college campuses.
2) Govt has stepped up recruitment activities after a
gap of five years.
3) The IT and ITE S companies have now decided to
visit the engineering college campuses for tier-II
cities in India as well.
4 ) Th e availabili t y o f qual i f i e d engi ne e r s wil l
substantially increase in the near future.
5) Non e of these
38. Cause: The Govt ha s recently increased its taxes on
petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent.
Which of the following can be a possible effect of the
aoove cause?
1) The petroleum companie s will reduce the prices of
petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent.
2) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of
petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent.
3) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of
petrol and diesel by about 5 per cent.
4) The petrol pumps will stop selling petrol and diesel till
the taxes are rolled back by the Govt.
5) Non e of these
39. Statement: The Govt has decided to instruct the banks to
open new branches in such a way that there is one
branc h of an y of th e bank s in ever y villag e of
population 1000 and above or a cluster of villages
with population less than 1000 to provide banking
services to all the citizens.
Which of the following will weake n the step taken by the
Govt?
1) The private sector banks in India have stepped up their
branch expansion activities in rural India.
2) Many Govt-owned banks have surplus manpower in
its urban branches.
3) All the banks, including those in private sector, will
follow the Govt directive.
4) Large number of branches of many Govt-owned banks
in the rural areas are making huge losses every year
due to lack of adequate business activities.
5) Non e of these

Directions (Q. 40-42): Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions given below:
The Centre reportedly wants to continue providing subsidy
to consumers for cooking gas and kerosene for five more years.
This is not good news from the point of view of reining in the fiscal
deficit. Mounting subventions for subsidies means diversion of
savings by the governmen t from investment to consumption,
raising the cost of capital in the process. The government must cut
expendi tur e o n subs idi e s t o crea t e mor e fiscal spac e for
investments in both physical and social infrastructure. It should
outline a pla n for comprehensiv e reform in major subsidies
including petroleum, food and fertilizers and set goal posts.
40. Which of the following is a conclusion which can be drawn
from the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) Subsidy provided by the government under various
heads to the citizen increases the cost of capital.
2) Gov t is unabl e to withdra w subsidie s provide d to
various items.
3) Govt subsidy on kerosene is purely a political decision.
4) Gov t doe s no t hav e enoug h resource s to continue
providing subsidy on petroleum products.
5) Non e of these
41 . Which of the following is an inference which can be made
from the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) India's fiscal deficit is negligible in comparison to other
merging economies in the world.
2) Subsidy on food and fertilizers are essential for the
growth of Indian economy.
3) Reform in financial sector will weaken India's position
in the international arena.

4) Gradua l wi thdrawa l of subsid y is essent ia l for
effectively managing fiscal deficit in India.
5) None of these
42. Which of the following is an assumption which is implicit
in the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) People in India may not be able to pay mor e for
petroleum products.
2) Many people in India are rich enough to buy petroleum
products at market cost.
3) Govt may not be able to create more infrastructural
facilities if the present level of subsidy continues for
a longer time.
4) Govt of India has sought assistance from international
financial organisations for its infrastructural projects.
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 43-45): Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions given below:
Pover t y me asur eme n t i s a n unset t l e d issue , bot h
conceptually and methodologically. Since poverty is a process
as well as an outcome, many come out of it while others may
be falling into it. The net effect of these two parallel processes
is a proportion commonl y identified as the 'head count ratio' ,
but thes e rat io s hid e th e fundamenta l dynami s m tha t
characterises poverty in practice. The most recent poverty
re-estimates by an expert group has also missed the crucial
dynamism. In a study conducted on 13,000 households which
represented the entire country in 1993-94 and again in 2004 -
05, it was found that in the ten-year perio d 18.2 % rural
population moved out of poverty whereas another 22.1 % fell
into it over this period . Thi s ne t increase of about four
percentage points was seen to have a considerable variation
across states and regions.
43. Which of the following is a conclusion which can be
drawn from the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) Accurate estimates of number of people living below
poverty line in India is possible to be made.
2) Man y expert group s in India are not interested to
measure poverty objectively.
3) Process of poverty measurement needs to take into
account various factors to tackle its dynamic nature.
4) People living below poverty line remain in that position
for a very long time.
5) Non e of these
44. Which of the following is an assumption which is implicit
in the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) It may not be possible to have an accurate poverty
measurement in India.
2) Level of poverty in India is static over the years.
3) Researchers avoid makin g conclusions on poverty
measurement data in India.
4) Govt of India has a mechanism to measure level of
poverty effectively and accurately.
5) Non e of these
45. Which of the following is an inference which can be
mad e from the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) Poverty measurement tools in India are outdated.
2) Increase in numbe r of persons falling into poverty
varies considerably across the country over a period
of time.
3) Govt of India has stopped measuring poverty-related
studies .
4) People living in rural areas are more susceptible to fall
into poverty over a time.
5) Non e of these


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