# SBI PO Prelims Expected Questions 2019

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**Instructions**

**Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.**

Besides the old shepherd at Lingwold whose habits __(1)__ him unreliable, I am probably the only person that has ever seen the city on Mallington plateau. I had __(2)__ one year to not go to London; partly because of the ugliness of the things in the shops, partly because of the unresisted invasions of German bands, partly perhaps because some pet parrots in the oblong where I lived had __(3)__ to imitate cab-whistles; but __(4)__ because of late there had seized me in London a quite unreasonable longing for large woods and waste spaces, while the very thought of little valleys underneath copses full of bracken and plants was a __(5)__ to me and every summer in London the longing grew worse till the thing was becoming intolerable. So I took a stick and a knapsack and began walking northwards, starting at Tetherington and sleeping at inns, where one could get real salt, and the waiter spoke English and where one had a name instead of a number; and though the tablecloth might be dirty the windows opened so that the air was clean, where one had the excellent __(6)__ of farmers and men of the wold, who could not be thoroughly vulgar, because they had not the money to be so even if they had __(7)__ it. At first the novelty was delightful, and then one day in a queer old inn up Uthering way, beyond Lingwold, I __(8)__ for the first time the rumour of the city said to be on Mallington plateau. They spoke of it quite casually over their glasses of beer, two farmers at the inn. “They say the queer folk be at Mallington with their city,” one farmer said. “Travelling they seem to be,” said the other. And more came in then and the rumour spread. And then, such are the __(9)__ of our little likes and dislikes and all the whims that drive us, that I, who had come so far to avoid cities, had a great longing all of a sudden for throngs again and the great hives of Man, and then and there __(10)__ on that bright Sunday morning to come to Mallington and there search for the city that rumour spoke of so strangely.

**Question 1: **(7)

a) conquered

b) organized

c) directed

d) wished

e) claimed

**Question 2: **(8)

a) implied

b) covered

c) questioned

d) indulged

e) heard

**Instructions**

Rearrange the given six sentences so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions.

A. Fifty years ago we could not have understood the ancient religions of India.

B. It was coeval with the religion of Egypt in the time of Abraham, and perhaps at a still earlier date.

C. Brahmanism is one of the oldest religions of the world.

D. But of its earliest form and extent we know nothing, except from the sacred poems of the Hindus called the Vedas, written in Sanskrit probably fifteen hundred years before Christ, – for even the date of the earliest of the Vedas is unknown.

E. But Sir William Jones in the latter part of the last century, a man of immense erudition and genius for the acquisition of languages, at that time an English judge in India, prepared the way for the study of Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, by the translation and publication of the laws of Menu.

F. It was flourishing in India at a period before history was written.

**Question 3: **Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence of the paragraph after rearrangement?

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E

**Question 4: **Which of the following is the FOURTH sentence of the paragraph after rearrangement?

a) B

b) D

c) A

d) C

e) F

**Instructions**

In each of the following questions given below, a sentence is given with some bold words which may contain errors. Below each of the sentence, a table is given with two columns in which column ‘A’ contains the list of bold words, and in column ‘B’ the suggested corrections are listed. You have to choose the best alternate among the four given options. If no correction is required against the given bold words, mark (e) .i.e. “None of the above” as your answer.

**Question 5: **The event got **cancel** due to **haphazard** arrangements done by the **incompetent** event managers from the **reputable** company.

a) (1) – (5) and (4) – (8)

b) (2) – (6)

c) (3) – (7)

d) (4) – (8)

e) None of the above

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**Question 6: **The ratio of 3rd and 6th term of a GP is 27. If the first term of the GP is 10, then find out the sum of infinite terms of this convergent GP.

a) 30

b) 40

c) 15

d) 20

e) 25

**Question 7: **Sum of the first 3 terms of an AP is 2/9 times the sum of first 6 terms of the same AP. Find out the ratio of first term to the common difference of the same AP.

a) 3 : 8

b) 1 : 4

c) 2 : 7

d) 1 : 3

e) 1 : 5

**Question 8: **At a certain school, each of the 160 students takes atleast one of the 3 classes. The 3 classes available are English, Hindi and Spanish. 54 students study English, 86 study Hindi and 61 study Spanish. If 8 students take all 3 classes, how many take exactly 2 classes?

a) 22

b) 25

c) 31

d) 27

e) 23

**Question 9: **In a locality consisting of 400 families, each family reads at least one newspaper. It is known that 200 families read ‘The Hindu’. 150 families read ‘Indian Express’ and 180 families read ‘Times of India’. If it is known that exactly 40 families read all three newspapers then how many families read exactly two newspapers?

a) 80

b) 50

c) 70

d) 90

e) 60

**Instructions**

**Calculate the quantity I and the quantity II on the basis of the given information then compare them and answer the following questions accordingly.**

**Question 10: **Quantity 1: Volume of a sphere of 20 cm radius.

Quantity 2: Volume of a right circular cone whose height is 60cm and radius of the circular base is 25 cm.

a) Quantity 1 > Quantity 2

b) Quantity 1 $\geq$ Quantity 2

c) Quantity 1 < Quantity 2

d) Quantity 1 $\leq$ Quantity 2

e) Quantity 1 = Quantity 2

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**Question 11: **Which of the following symbols should replace the sign (#) and (&), in that order, in the given expression in order to make the expression L < C and J = E is definitely true?

Y = J < C & S, H < Y # E ≥ S > L

a) <, =

b) >, >

c) <, <

d) >, =

e) =, <

**Question 12: **Which of the following symbols should replace the sign ($) and (&), in that order, in the given expression in order to make the expression P > Q and K ≥ Q is definitely true?

P $ T > K ≥ W ≤ N, O < W & Q < T

a) =, <

b) <, <

c) >, <

d) <, >

e) >, =

**Instructions**

Directions: Triangle($\blacktriangle$) represents 1 and Circle($\circ$) represents 0. If triangle appears in unit’s place, then its value is 1. If it appears in ten’s place, then its value is doubled to 2 and so on.

For example:

$\blacktriangle$ = 1

$\blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle \blacktriangle$ = 8+0+2+1 = 11

$\circ \blacktriangle \blacktriangle$ = 0+2+1 = 3

**Question 13: **How will you represent 21 in this language?

a) $\blacktriangle \blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle \blacktriangle$

b) $\blacktriangle \blacktriangle \circ \circ \circ$

c) $\blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle$

d) $\blacktriangle \circ \circ \blacktriangle \blacktriangle$

e) None of these

**Question 14: **Find the value of $\blacktriangle \blacktriangle \circ \circ \blacktriangle \circ$ in this language.

a) 50

b) 48

c) 12

d) 16

e) None of these

**Instructions**

The following questions are based on the below five numbers.

216 323 457 572 964

**Question 15: **What is the product of the third digit of the lowest number and first digit of the highest number?

a) 8

b) 16

c) 54

d) 24

e) None of these

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**Question 16: **What is the sum of squares of digits of the second lowest number?

a) 12

b) 84

c) 8

d) 22

e) None of these

**Instructions**

Ten colleagues named A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J are sitting on two linear rows of chairs, both facing each other. They all belong to Mumbai, Patna, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati (not in that order). Each person is facing someone else. The cities New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are called metros. It is also known that :

Only one person from the metros sits in the corner. Only one pair of people facing each other are from metros. H from Kolkata faces C from New Delhi. A and B sit in the corner in the same row. The person from Bangalore is the immediate neighbour of the person from New Delhi and the person from Chennai. A from Mumbai and the person from Kolkata sit next to each other. I faces the person from Hyderabad. D has both the neighbours from a metro.The people from Chandigarh and Jaipur sit on corners in the same side. J sits immediately to the right of the person facing the person second to the right of I. The person from Guwahati does not sit in the corner. The person from New Delhi sits second to the right of the person facing E.

**Question 17: **If C is the immediate neighbour of the person from Chandigarh, who faces B ?

a) F

b) H

c) J

d) E

e) Cannot be determined

**Question 18: **Who sits immediately right of the person facing B ?

a) The person from Chennai

b) The person from Mumbai

c) The person from Jaipur

d) The person from Chandigarh

e) The person from Guwahati

**Question 19: **Who sits opposite to D ?

a) G

b) C

c) I

d) J

e) A

**Instructions**

Eight friends, Akhil, Bimal, Chandan, Deepak, Ejaj, Farukh, Ganesh and Hima are sitting in a row. Four of them are facing north and four are facing south. It is also known that:

Both the neighbours of Farukh are facing the same direction which is opposite to the direction that Farukh faces. A group of three friends sitting consecutively is facing the same direction and none of them is sitting at any extremes. There are more friends to the right of Hima than to his left. There is only one friend sitting between Chandan and Deepak. Ejaj and Chandan are facing the same direction which is south. Hima and Farukh are the immediate neighbours of Akhil, who is sitting third to the left of Ganesh. The number of friends sitting to the left of Ejaj is equal to the number of friends sitting to the right of Chandan which in turn is either less than 2 or at least 7. There are at least 3 friends sitting between Ejaj and Hima.

**Question 20: **What is the position of Chandan with respect to Akhil?

a) Second to the right

b) First to the left

c) Third to the right

d) Fourth to the left

e) Fifth to the left

**Answers & Solutions:**

**1) Answer (D)**

Through the sentence, the author wants to say that even if the farmers and others want to be vulgar, they can’t as they didn’t have the money. Thus only if ‘wished’ is used, the sentence becomes meaningful.

Hence, option D is the correct option.

**2) Answer (E)**

A person hears or reads a rumour. Thus only option E fits in perfectly.

Hence, option E is the correct option.

**3) Answer (A)**

On carefully reading the sentences, we see that ‘Brahmanism’ is the subject of the paragraph. Sentence C, which introduces the subject, should be the opening sentence of the paragraph. Sentences F and B both talk about the ancient origins of Brahmanism. The order should be FB as they form a continuous pair. Sentence D should follow B as it mentions the void in our knowledge of the form and extent of Brahmanism. Sentences A and E form a pair as A mentions that we could not have understood the ancient religions of India if not for William Jones’ effort to prepare a way for the study of Sanskrit, as mentioned in E. Thus, CFBDAE forms a coherent and cogent paragraph.

**4) Answer (B)**

On carefully reading the sentences, we see that ‘Brahmanism’ is the subject of the paragraph. Sentence C, which introduces the subject, should be the opening sentence of the paragraph. Sentences F and B both talk about the ancient origins of Brahmanism. The order should be FB as they form a continuous pair. Sentence D should follow B as it mentions the void in our knowledge of the form and extent of Brahmanism. Sentences A and E form a pair as A mentions that we could not have understood the ancient religions of India if not for William Jones’ effort to prepare a way for the study of Sanskrit, as mentioned in E. Thus, CFBDAE forms a coherent and cogent paragraph.

**5) Answer (A)**

Option A is correct because both cancel and reputable are grammatically incorrect whereas there replacements are grammatically correct. Option B is incorrect because haphazard means more than just dangerous. It can mean mismanaged as well. Option C is incorrect because hard-working does not fit in this context. Option D is correct as reputable is grammatically correct but since there are 2 corrections, option A will be the correct option.

**6) Answer (C)**

Let ‘r’ be the common ratio of the given GP.

The ratio of 3rd and 6th term of a GP is 27.

$\dfrac{ar^2}{ar^5}$ = 27

$\Rightarrow$ $\dfrac{1}{r^3}$ = 27

$\Rightarrow$ $r = \dfrac{1}{3}$

Sum of infinite GP = $\dfrac{a}{1-r}$ = $\dfrac{10}{1-1/3}$ = 15

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

**7) Answer (E)**

Let ‘a’ and ‘d’ be the first term and common difference of the given AP.

$\Rightarrow$ $\dfrac{3}{2}(2a + 2d) = \dfrac{2}{9}[\dfrac{6}{2}(2a + 5d)]$

$\Rightarrow$ $3a+3d = \dfrac{2}{3}(2a + 5d)$

$\Rightarrow$ $9a+9d = 4a + 10d$

$\Rightarrow$ $5a = d$

$\Rightarrow$ $\dfrac{a}{d} = \dfrac{1}{5}$

Therefore, option E is the correct answer.

**8) Answer (B)**

Let us consider following diagram –

We know that

a+b+c+x+y+z+8 = 160

a+b+c+x+y+z = 152

Also, a+b+c+2*(x+y+z)+3*8 = 54+86+61

a+b+c+2*(x+y+z) = 177

Solving both equation we have, x+y+z = 177-152 = 25 students

So 25 students took exactly 2 subjects.

Hence, option B is the right answer.

**9) Answer (B)**

Let there be ‘a’ people who read exactly one newspaper, ‘b’ people who read exactly ‘2’ newspapers and ‘c’ people who read all three newspaper. So we have

a + b + c = 400

a + 2b + 3c = 150 + 180 + 200 = 530

Subtracting both the equations we get

b + 2c = 130

We have been given that c = 40

Hence, b = 130 – 80 = 50

Thus, 50 people read exactly two newspapers.

**10) Answer (C)**

Volume of the sphere of 20 cm radius = $\dfrac{4\pi}{3}\times 20^3$ = $\dfrac{32000\pi}{3}$

Volume of right-circular cone whose height is 20cm and radius of circular base is 15 cm.= $\dfrac{\pi}{3}\times 25^2*60$ = $12500\pi$

Hence, we can say that Quantity 1 < Quantity 2. Option C is the correct answer.

**11) Answer (D)**

We know Y = J, J should be equal to E.

Also, S > L for L < C either S = C or S < C.

Hence, option D is the right choice.

**12) Answer (E)**

We know, K ≥ W for K ≥ Q either W = Q or W > Q.

Further Q < T for P > Q either P = T or P > T.

Hence, option E is the right choice.

**13) Answer (C)**

21 can be represented as 16+0+4+0+1 which is $\blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle \circ \blacktriangle$

**14) Answer (A)**

Here, Triangles are in ten’s, ten thousand’s and lakh’s place. Hence, Their values will be 32, 16 and 0.

Then, $\blacktriangle \blacktriangle \circ \circ \blacktriangle \circ$ = 32+16+0+0+2+0 = 50

**15) Answer (C)**

Lowest number = 216.

Third digit of 216 → 6

Highest number = 964

First digit of 964 → 9.

Required product = 6*9 = 54

**16) Answer (D)**

Second lowest number of the given numbers = 323

Sum of squares of 3, 2, 3 $= 3^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 = 9+4+9 = 22$

**17) Answer (E)**

We know that H from Kolkata faces C from New Delhi. We also know that since only pair of people from the metros face each other, there is no other pair of people looking at each other who are both from metros.

We also know A and B sit on the corners of the same row and we see that A sits next to the person from Kolkata ie H.

Thus, the arrangement will look like this :

We have assumed that the person on the top row faces down and the person from the bottom row faces up.

The person from Bangalore is the immediate neighbour of the person from New Delhi and the person from Chennai. We know that C is from New Delhi, so it means that the person from Bangalore sits between the person from New Delhi ie H and the person from Chennai. Now the arrangement will look like this :

D has both the neighbours from a metro, which is possible only if D is the person from Bangalore. Since the people from Jaipur and Chandigarh sit on corners, we know that they will be the ones on the corners of the top row. The person from New Delhi sits second to the right of the person facing E which means that E will be facing the person who is second to the left of C ie the person from New Delhi. Now the arrangement will look like this :

J sits immediately to the right of the person facing the person second to the right of I. This condition means that I can be in two places : facing D or facing E. We know that I faces the person from Hyderabad and since D is from New Delhi, we can say that I faces E who is from Hyderabad. We also know that the person from Guwahati is not sitting at the corners, ie he/she is facing D. Therefore, we can say that B is from Patna (only city left). Now the arrangement will look like this :

Since we know the names of the two people left, we can further say that :

If C is the immediate neighbour of the person from Chandigarh, we know that the person on the other corner of the row is from Jaipur. However, we cannot be certain whom among F and G is from Chandigarh and Jaipur. Thus, the answer is cannot be determined.

**18) Answer (A)**

We know that H from Kolkata faces C from New Delhi. We also know that since only pair of people from the metros face each other, there is no other pair of people looking at each other who are both from metros.

We also know A and B sit on the corners of the same row and we see that A sits next to the person from Kolkata ie H.

Thus, the arrangement will look like this :

We have assumed that the person on the top row faces down and the person from the bottom row faces up.

The person from Bangalore is the immediate neighbour of the person from New Delhi and the person from Chennai. We know that C is from New Delhi, so it means that the person from Bangalore sits between the person from New Delhi ie H and the person from Chennai. Now the arrangement will look like this :

D has both the neighbours from a metro, which is possible only if D is the person from Bangalore. Since the people from Jaipur and Chandigarh sit on corners, we know that they will be the ones on the corners of the top row. The person from New Delhi sits second to the right of the person facing E which means that E will be facing the person who is second to the left of C ie the person from New Delhi. Now the arrangement will look like this :

J sits immediately to the right of the person facing the person second to the right of I. This condition means that I can be in two places : facing D or facing E. We know that I faces the person from Hyderabad and since D is from New Delhi, we can say that I faces E who is from Hyderabad. We also know that the person from Guwahati is not sitting at the corners, ie he/she is facing D. Therefore, we can say that B is from Patna (only city left). Now the arrangement will look like this :

Since we know the names of the two people left, we can further say that :

From the figure, we can see that whoever is facing B, I sits on their right who is from Chennai.

**19) Answer (D)**

We know that H from Kolkata faces C from New Delhi. We also know that since only pair of people from the metros face each other, there is no other pair of people looking at each other who are both from metros.

We also know A and B sit on the corners of the same row and we see that A sits next to the person from Kolkata ie H.

Thus, the arrangement will look like this :

We have assumed that the person on the top row faces down and the person from the bottom row faces up.

The person from Bangalore is the immediate neighbour of the person from New Delhi and the person from Chennai. We know that C is from New Delhi, so it means that the person from Bangalore sits between the person from New Delhi ie H and the person from Chennai. Now the arrangement will look like this :

D has both the neighbours from a metro, which is possible only if D is the person from Bangalore. Since the people from Jaipur and Chandigarh sit on corners, we know that they will be the ones on the corners of the top row. The person from New Delhi sits second to the right of the person facing E which means that E will be facing the person who is second to the left of C ie the person from New Delhi. Now the arrangement will look like this :

J sits immediately to the right of the person facing the person second to the right of I. This condition means that I can be in two places : facing D or facing E. We know that I faces the person from Hyderabad and since D is from New Delhi, we can say that I faces E who is from Hyderabad. We also know that the person from Guwahati is not sitting at the corners, ie he/she is facing D. Therefore, we can say that B is from Patna (only city left). Now the arrangement will look like this :

Since we know the names of the two people left, we can further say that :

From the figure, we can see that J sits opposite to D.

**20) Answer (D)**

From the arrangement, we can see that Chandan is fourth to the left of Akhil.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.