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SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 1

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

Eight persons – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W from three generations family get promoted in different months viz.- January, February, April, July, September, October, November, and December of the same year but not necessary in the same order.

U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W. Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days. W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q. The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P. Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December. Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V. V is an unmarried member of the family. Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T. P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.

**Q. How the one who was promoted in November is related to Q?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 1

We have:

- Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days.
- W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q.

That means, in case (1) Q get promotion in April, in case (2) Q get promotion in September.

- U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W.
- The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.
- Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December.

That means, in case (1) U gets promoted in February, in case (1a) U gets promoted in July, case (2) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (2) is not valid as the number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.

Again, we have:

- Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

That means, in case (1) either S or W gets promotion in January, case (1a) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1a) is not valid as two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

Again, we have:

- Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T.

That means, in case (1) T must be promoted in December, and either of W or S is the father of Q, in case (1b) T must be promoted in October, and U must be the father of Q.

Since, only remaining person is V, and V is child of W, thus in case (1) V can never be the son-in-law of W, thus case (1) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1) is not valid as only remaining person is V, and V can’t be W’s son-in-law.

Again, we have:

- P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.
- V is an unmarried member of the family.

Since, T is the son-in-law of W.

Thus, U must be the father of P and S must be the daughter-in-law of U.

Based on the above given information we have:

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 2

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

Eight persons – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W from three generations family get promoted in different months viz.- January, February, April, July, September, October, November, and December of the same year but not necessary in the same order.

U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W. Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days. W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q. The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P. Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December. Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V. V is an unmarried member of the family. Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T. P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.

**Q. Which of the following statement is true with respect to S’s husband?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 2

We have:

- Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days.
- W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q.

That means, in case (1) Q get promotion in April, in case (2) Q get promotion in September.

- U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W.
- The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.
- Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December.

That means, in case (1) U gets promoted in February, in case (1a) U gets promoted in July, case (2) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (2) is not valid as the number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.

Again, we have:

- Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

That means, in case (1) either S or W gets promotion in January, case (1a) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1a) is not valid as two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

Again, we have:

- Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T.

That means, in case (1) T must be promoted in December, and either of W or S is the father of Q, in case (1b) T must be promoted in October, and U must be the father of Q.

Since, only remaining person is V, and V is child of W, thus in case (1) V can never be the son-in-law of W, thus case (1) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1) is not valid as only remaining person is V, and V can’t be W’s son-in-law.

Again, we have:

- P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.
- V is an unmarried member of the family.

Since, T is the son-in-law of W.

Thus, U must be the father of P and S must be the daughter-in-law of U.

Based on the above given information we have:

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 3

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

Eight persons – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W from three generations family get promoted in different months viz.- January, February, April, July, September, October, November, and December of the same year but not necessary in the same order.

U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W. Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days. W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q. The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P. Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December. Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V. V is an unmarried member of the family. Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T. P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.

**Q. Who among the following person was promoted immediately after P’s father?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 3

We have:

- Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days.
- W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q.

That means, in case (1) Q get promotion in April, in case (2) Q get promotion in September.

- U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W.
- The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.
- Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December.

That means, in case (1) U gets promoted in February, in case (1a) U gets promoted in July, case (2) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (2) is not valid as the number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.

Again, we have:

- Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

That means, in case (1) either S or W gets promotion in January, case (1a) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1a) is not valid as two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

Again, we have:

- Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T.

That means, in case (1) T must be promoted in December, and either of W or S is the father of Q, in case (1b) T must be promoted in October, and U must be the father of Q.

Since, only remaining person is V, and V is child of W, thus in case (1) V can never be the son-in-law of W, thus case (1) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1) is not valid as only remaining person is V, and V can’t be W’s son-in-law.

Again, we have:

- P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.
- V is an unmarried member of the family.

Since, T is the son-in-law of W.

Thus, U must be the father of P and S must be the daughter-in-law of U.

Based on the above given information we have:

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 4

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

**Q. How many persons were promoted between V and Q’s husband?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 4
That means, in case (1) U gets promoted in February, in case (1a) U gets promoted in July, case (2) is not valid.

Case (2) is not valid as the number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.

That means, in case (1) T must be promoted in December, and either of W or S is the father of Q, in case (1b) T must be promoted in October, and U must be the father of Q.

Since, only remaining person is V, and V is child of W, thus in case (1) V can never be the son-in-law of W, thus case (1) is not valid.

We have:

- Q is the only daughter of P’s brother and is promoted in a month having 30 days.
- W’s son-in-law promoted three persons after Q.

That means, in case (1) Q get promotion in April, in case (2) Q get promotion in September.

- U promoted three persons before R, who is the mother of W.
- The number of persons promoted before U is the same as the number of persons promoted after P.
- Q is neither promoted immediately before nor after R, who is not promoted in December.

Based on the above given information we have:

Again, we have:

- Two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

That means, in case (1) either S or W gets promotion in January, case (1a) is not valid.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1a) is not valid as two persons are promoted between S and W, who is the father of V.

Again, we have:

- Q’s father is the only son of the one who promoted four persons before T.

Based on the above given information we have:

Case (1) is not valid as only remaining person is V, and V can’t be W’s son-in-law.

Again, we have:

- P’s father is promoted immediately after U’s daughter-in-law.
- V is an unmarried member of the family.

Since, T is the son-in-law of W.

Thus, U must be the father of P and S must be the daughter-in-law of U.

Based on the above given information we have:

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 5

**Directions: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.**

Nine cars are parked in a row such that seven persons (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) are presently there in the car. There are two vacant cars. All the cars are facing north. Each of the car is marked by a specific ticket number.

Car of (A) does not have ticket number 19. The ticket number of car of (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A). There are two cars parked between the two vacant cars. No vacant car is at any extreme end. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively. The ticket number of car of (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. (F) is immediately left of (D). Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A). The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21. Car at extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Q. What is the position of car of (G) with respect to car of (D)?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 5

1. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row.

2. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting.

3. Car at the extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2:**

4. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant.

5. (F) is immediately left of (D).

6. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2: **

**Case 2(b):**

7. (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A).

8. Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. So, case 2(a) and case 2(b) would not be possible.

9. The ticket number of car (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). So, ticket number of car of (B) is 15.

10. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A).

11. The ticket number of car (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. So, the ticket number of car (G) is 23.

12. The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16.

13. Car (A) does not have ticket number 19.

14. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21.

**Case 1:**

So, car (G) is fourth car to the left of car of (D).

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 6

**Directions: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.**

Nine cars are parked in a row such that seven persons (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) are presently there in the car. There are two vacant cars. All the cars are facing north. Each of the car is marked by a specific ticket number.

Car of (A) does not have ticket number 19. The ticket number of car of (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A). There are two cars parked between the two vacant cars. No vacant car is at any extreme end. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively. The ticket number of car of (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. (F) is immediately left of (D). Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A). The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21. Car at extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Q. How many persons are to the left of car of (F)?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 6

1. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row.

2. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting.

3. Car at the extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2:**

4. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant.

5. (F) is immediately left of (D).

6. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2: **

**Case 2(b):**

7. (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A).

8. Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. So, case 2(a) and case 2(b) would not be possible.

9. The ticket number of car (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). So, ticket number of car of (B) is 15.

10. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A).

11. The ticket number of car (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. So, the ticket number of car (G) is 23.

12. The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16.

13. Car (A) does not have ticket number 19.

14. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21.

**Case 1:**

So, four persons are to the left of car of (F).

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 7

**Directions: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.**

Nine cars are parked in a row such that seven persons (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) are presently there in the car. There are two vacant cars. All the cars are facing north. Each of the car is marked by a specific ticket number.

Car of (A) does not have ticket number 19. The ticket number of car of (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A). There are two cars parked between the two vacant cars. No vacant car is at any extreme end. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively. The ticket number of car of (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. (F) is immediately left of (D). Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A). The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21. Car at extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Q. What is the ticket number of car of (A)?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 7

1. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row.

2. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting.

3. Car at the extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2:**

4. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant.

5. (F) is immediately left of (D).

6. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2: **

**Case 2(b):**

7. (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A).

8. Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. So, case 2(a) and case 2(b) would not be possible.

9. The ticket number of car (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). So, ticket number of car of (B) is 15.

10. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A).

11. The ticket number of car (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. So, the ticket number of car (G) is 23.

12. The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16.

13. Car (A) does not have ticket number 19.

14. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21.

**Case 1:**

The ticket number of car of (A) is either 17 or 21.

So, ‘Cannot be determined’ is the correct answer.

Hence, the correct option is (E).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 8

**Directions: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.**

**Q. Car of which person is at the extreme left end?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 8
9. The ticket number of car (B) is 5 less than ticket number of car of (E). So, ticket number of car of (B) is 15.

11. The ticket number of car (G) is a prime number between 21 and 26. So, the ticket number of car (G) is 23.

1. (A) is sitting in the car, which is exactly in the middle of the row.

2. There are two cars between cars in which (A) and (C) are sitting.

3. Car at the extreme right end has ticket number 20.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2:**

4. Car immediate left of (A) is not vacant.

5. (F) is immediately left of (D).

6. Ticket number of cars of (F) and (D) are 22 and 18 respectively.

**Case 1:**

**Case 2: **

**Case 2(b):**

7. (E) does not sit in the car, which is adjacent to either car of (C) or car of (A).

8. Car of (E) is not parked at extreme left end. So, case 2(a) and case 2(b) would not be possible.

10. Car of (B) is not adjacent to car of (A).

12. The car with ticket number 19 is immediate left of car with ticket number 16.

13. Car (A) does not have ticket number 19.

14. There are cars with ticket number 17 and 21.

**Case 1:**

So, car of (B) is at extreme left end.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 9

**Directions: In each question given below a statement is followed by three courses of action numbered, I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, police etc. on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three given/suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing and then decide the answer.**

**Statement: **Residents from Model Colony coming under North Ward of City have complained to the Ward Officer that for last three days the tap water in the ward is contaminated no action is being initiated by municipal staff.

**Course of action: **

I. The Ward officer should ask his junior officer to visit Model Colony to assess the actual condition of water with his staff and to get samples of water tested from laboratories.

II. The Ward officer should ask Ward Engineer to check water installations and pipelines in the Model Colony area.

III. The Ward Officer of North Ward should initiate action against residents who have lodged complaints against municipal staff.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 9
Action III is saving the culprits and punishing innocents. So, it does not follow. Water samples should be checked in laboratories and ward engineer should check water installations and pipelines in the Model Colony area. So, action I and II follow.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 10

**Statements:** “If you have any unresolved consumer disputes, do not feel that you are helpless, do not hesitate to assert your rights. Approach the District Consumer Forum for speedy redressal.” ____ Department of Consumer Affairs.

**Assumptions:**

I. People don’t want to approach consumer forum due to the red-tapism in procedure adopted by the forum.

II. Speedy redressal will attract more unresolved consumer disputes.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 10
Only Assumption II is implicit because it indicates the rectification of the unresolved consumer disputes in speedy way.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 11

**Statement : **“Dowry” which is illegal in India but it is entertained very pleasantly by the family members and grooms itself. They take it as their birth right. There is a mindset in society that women have to take care of kitchen, babies and home and men have to see their office only. But the bitter truth is that a woman gives many sacrifice in comparison to men in persuasion of society.

**Q. Which of the following is not in line according to above statement?**

I. There should be awareness program about dowry which should be regulated in the society on timely basis.

II. There should be law of death penalty for rape cases which is a must do step in India.

III. It is also believed that women should follow the customs that are made by the society for better civilization.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 11
In this question, we have to nd which is not related to the above statement.

For I: It is completely related to the passage, there must be awareness program to make society awake.

For II: This is must do step which should be taken by Government but it is not related to statement which is mention above.

For III: It is a myth that should be avoided or abolished but it is the part of the statement given above.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 12

**Statement: **There is an alarming trend of skewed sex ratio against women in India during the past decade and situation may get out of hand if adequate steps are not taken to stop female feticide.

**Q. Which of the following can be an effective step to reverse the trend?**

I. The government should immediately completely ban use of scanners/sonography on expectant mothers at all health centres.

II. The government should announce substantial incentive schemes for couples who have at least one girl child.

III. The Government should launch a nationwide campaign to create awareness against female feticide.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 12
All three steps can be effective steps to reverse the trend. The govt. should completely ban and should announce that strict action will be taken against culprit. Nationwide campaign and incentive scheme will motivate parents to have a girl child.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 13

**Directions: Below question consists of an Input followed by step by step final output. Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

Based on the step-by-step rule followed step by step find the output for the given below input.

Input:

**Q. What comes in place of O15 in step III?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 13
We have

**For step I:**

For number: If the number is odd then add 2 else if the number is even then subtract 3.

**For letter: **If the letter is vowel then replace it with the second succeeding letter, else if the letter is a consonant then replace it with the second preceding letter.

**For step II:** the opposite letter of each letter as per alphabetical series is taken and is arranged on opposite cells whereas the numbers are moved one cell in a clockwise direction.

E.g) Opposite letters of E and I interchange their places similarly Opposite letters of W and U interchange their places and so on.

**For step III:** Letters are changed to the immediate succeeding letter, and numbers are changed by adding 2.

**For step IV: **The position of all the letters is interchanged with respect to opposite cells.

Based on the above given information we have the following result.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 14

Based on the step-by-step rule followed step by step find the output for the given below input.

Input:

**Q. If all letters from step IV are arranged in descending order based on the number followed, then which of the following combination is not true?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 14
We have

**For step I:**

For number: If the number is odd then add 2 else if the number is even then subtract 3.

**For letter: **If the letter is vowel then replace it with the second succeeding letter, else if the letter is a consonant then replace it with the second preceding letter.

**For step II:** the opposite letter of each letter as per alphabetical series is taken and is arranged on opposite cells whereas the numbers are moved one cell in a clockwise direction.

E.g) Opposite letters of E and I interchange their places similarly Opposite letters of W and U interchange their places and so on.

**For step III:** Letters are changed to the immediate succeeding letter, and numbers are changed by adding 2.

**For step IV: **The position of all the letters is interchanged with respect to opposite cells.

Based on the above given information we have the following result.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 15

Based on the step-by-step rule followed step by step find the output for the given below input.

Input:

**Q. What is the sum of the numbers followed by letters which comes in place of H18 and G12 in step II?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 15
We have

**For step I:**

For number: If the number is odd then add 2 else if the number is even then subtract 3.

**For letter: **If the letter is vowel then replace it with the second succeeding letter, else if the letter is a consonant then replace it with the second preceding letter.

**For step II:** the opposite letter of each letter as per alphabetical series is taken and is arranged on opposite cells whereas the numbers are moved one cell in a clockwise direction.

E.g) Opposite letters of E and I interchange their places similarly Opposite letters of W and U interchange their places and so on.

**For step III:** Letters are changed to the immediate succeeding letter, and numbers are changed by adding 2.

**For step IV: **The position of all the letters is interchanged with respect to opposite cells.

Based on the above given information we have the following result.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 16

Based on the step-by-step rule followed step by step find the output for the given below input.

Input:

**Q. What comes in place of W9 in step IV?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 16
We haveE.g) Opposite letters of E and I interchange their places similarly Opposite letters of W and U interchange their places and so on.

**For step I:**

For number: If the number is odd then add 2 else if the number is even then subtract 3.

**For letter: **If the letter is vowel then replace it with the second succeeding letter, else if the letter is a consonant then replace it with the second preceding letter.

**For step II:** the opposite letter of each letter as per alphabetical series is taken and is arranged on opposite cells whereas the numbers are moved one cell in a clockwise direction.

**For step III:** Letters are changed to the immediate succeeding letter, and numbers are changed by adding 2.

**For step IV: **The position of all the letters is interchanged with respect to opposite cells.

Based on the above given information we have the following result.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 17

**Directions: Study the given information carefully and answer the following question.**

Ten persons were born in different years such as all of them are of different ages. Also, each of them is related to each other. All the calculations of ages are to be done based on the year 2019.

The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as the difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi. Nakul is 21 years old. The difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul. Meenakshi is elder to Prateek. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal. Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal. Ritika is just elder than Lovely. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square. The youngest person has no sibling.

**Q. What is the total age of Ritika and Qamish on the basis of 2019?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 17
According to the given information-

1. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi.

2. Nakul is 21 years old.

3. Difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4.

4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek.

So,

5. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul.

Meenakshi is elder to Prateek.

6. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square.

From this case-1 gets eliminated as Prateek’s age can be either 35 years or 7 years in case-1.

Now, with case 2.

Tanya – Prateek = Nakul

Prateek = 46 – 21 = 25.

7. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek.

So, Sonal is 25 – 11 = 14 years.

8. Ritika is just elder than Lovely.

9. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely.

Ritika > Lovely > > > > > Prateek > Nakul > Sonal >

So, Sonal is 14 years old and is the second youngest person.

10. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years.

So, Ritika + Sonal = 91.

Ritika + 14 = 91

Ritika = 91 – 14 = 77 i.e., Ritika born = 2019 - 77 = 1942.

11. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years.

So, Lovely born = 1942 + 9 = 1951. Hence, the age of lovely is 77 – 9 = 68.

12. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal.

The age of Lovely + Urvashi = Sonal

So, 68 + Urvashi = 14

Urvashi = 54 i.e. 1965 year.

Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi.

Qamish born = 1965 + 24 = 1989 so the age of Qamish is 30.

13. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal.

Urvashi – Qamish = Qamish – opal

Urvashi + Opal = 2 Qamish

54 + Opal = 60

Opal = 6 years

So, Opal born in 2013.

The final arrangement is given below-

According to the given information-

Age of Ritika = 77 years

Age of Qamish = 30 years

Total age = 77 + 30 = 107 years

So, total age of Ritika and Qamish is 107 years.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 18

**Directions: Study the given information carefully and answer the following question.**

Ten persons were born in different years such as all of them are of different ages. Also, each of them is related to each other. All the calculations of ages are to be done based on the year 2019.

The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as the difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi. Nakul is 21 years old. The difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul. Meenakshi is elder to Prateek. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal. Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal. Ritika is just elder than Lovely. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square. The youngest person has no sibling.

**Q. What is the difference between the total age of Urvashi and Sonal and total age of Sonal and Meenakshi?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 18
According to the given information-

1. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi.

2. Nakul is 21 years old.

3. Difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4.

4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek.

So,

5. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul.

Meenakshi is elder to Prateek.

6. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square.

From this case-1 gets eliminated as Prateek’s age can be either 35 years or 7 years in case-1.

Now, with case 2.

Tanya – Prateek = Nakul

Prateek = 46 – 21 = 25.

7. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek.

So, Sonal is 25 – 11 = 14 years.

8. Ritika is just elder than Lovely.

9. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely.

Ritika > Lovely > > > > > Prateek > Nakul > Sonal >

So, Sonal is 14 years old and is the second youngest person.

10. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years.

So, Ritika + Sonal = 91.

Ritika + 14 = 91

Ritika = 91 – 14 = 77 i.e., Ritika born = 2019 - 77 = 1942.

11. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years.

So, Lovely born = 1942 + 9 = 1951. Hence, the age of lovely is 77 – 9 = 68.

12. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal.

The age of Lovely + Urvashi = Sonal

So, 68 + Urvashi = 14

Urvashi = 54 i.e. 1965 year.

Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi.

Qamish born = 1965 + 24 = 1989 so the age of Qamish is 30.

13. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal.

Urvashi – Qamish = Qamish – opal

Urvashi + Opal = 2 Qamish

54 + Opal = 60

Opal = 6 years

So, Opal was born in 2013.

The final arrangement is given below-

According to the given information-

Total age of Urvashi and Sonal = 54 + 14 = 68 years

Total age of Sonal and Meenakshi = 14 + 37 = 51 years

Difference between the total age of Urvashi and Sonal and total age of Sonal and Meenakshi = 68 – 51 = 17 years.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 19

**Directions: Study the given information carefully and answer the following question.**

Ten persons were born in different years such as all of them are of different ages. Also, each of them is related to each other. All the calculations of ages are to be done based on the year 2019.

The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as the difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi. Nakul is 21 years old. The difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul. Meenakshi is elder to Prateek. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal. Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal. Ritika is just elder than Lovely. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square. The youngest person has no sibling.

**Q. How many persons are born between Tanya and Prateek?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 19
According to the given information-

1. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi.

2. Nakul is 21 years old.

3. Difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4.

4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek.

So,

5. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul.

Meenakshi is elder to Prateek.

6. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square.

From this case-1 gets eliminated as Prateek’s age can be either 35 years or 7 years in case-1.

Now, with case 2.

Tanya – Prateek = Nakul

Prateek = 46 – 21 = 25.

7. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek.

So, Sonal is 25 – 11 = 14 years.

8. Ritika is just elder than Lovely.

9. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely.

Ritika > Lovely > > > > > Prateek > Nakul > Sonal >

So, Sonal is 14 years old and is the second youngest person.

10. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years.

So, Ritika + Sonal = 91.

Ritika + 14 = 91

Ritika = 91 – 14 = 77 i.e., Ritika born = 2019 - 77 = 1942.

11. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years.

So, Lovely born = 1942 + 9 = 1951. Hence, the age of lovely is 77 – 9 = 68.

12. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal.

The age of Lovely + Urvashi = Sonal

So, 68 + Urvashi = 14

Urvashi = 54 i.e. 1965 year.

Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi.

Qamish born = 1965 + 24 = 1989 so the age of Qamish is 30.

13. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal.

Urvashi – Qamish = Qamish – opal

Urvashi + Opal = 2 Qamish

54 + Opal = 60

Opal = 6 years

So, Opal was born in 2013.

The final arrangement is given below-

So, two persons are born between Tanya and Prateek.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 20

**Directions: Study the given information carefully and answer the following question.**

**Q. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way, based on their position. Which of the following does not belongs to that group?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 20
According to the given information-1. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi.

13. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal.

2. Nakul is 21 years old.

3. Difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4.

4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek.

So,

5. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul.

Meenakshi is elder to Prateek.

6. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square.

From this case-1 gets eliminated as Prateek’s age can be either 35 years or 7 years in case-1.

Now, with case 2.

Tanya – Prateek = Nakul

Prateek = 46 – 21 = 25.

7. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek.

So, Sonal is 25 – 11 = 14 years.

8. Ritika is just elder than Lovely.

9. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely.

Ritika > Lovely > > > > > Prateek > Nakul > Sonal >

So, Sonal is 14 years old and is the second youngest person.

10. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years.

So, Ritika + Sonal = 91.

Ritika + 14 = 91

Ritika = 91 – 14 = 77 i.e., Ritika born = 2019 - 77 = 1942.

11. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years.

So, Lovely born = 1942 + 9 = 1951. Hence, the age of lovely is 77 – 9 = 68.

12. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal.

The age of Lovely + Urvashi = Sonal

So, 68 + Urvashi = 14

Urvashi = 54 i.e. 1965 year.

Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi.

Qamish born = 1965 + 24 = 1989 so the age of Qamish is 30.

Urvashi – Qamish = Qamish – opal

Urvashi + Opal = 2 Qamish

54 + Opal = 60

Opal = 6 years

So, Opal was born in 2013.

The final arrangement is given below-

According to the given information-

Except Ritika, all persons are born in an odd year.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 21

**Directions: Study the given information carefully and answer the following question.**

**Q. Who among the following was born just before 1973?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 21
According to the given information-1. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years which is same as difference between the ages of Tanya and Meenakshi.

13. The difference between the ages of Urvashi and Qamish is same as the difference between Qamish and Opal.

2. Nakul is 21 years old.

3. Difference between the ages of Nakul and Meenakshi is a perfect square of 4.

4. Only three persons are younger than Prateek.

So,

5. The difference between the ages of Tanya and Prateek is equal to the ages of Nakul.

Meenakshi is elder to Prateek.

6. The age of the Prateek is a perfect square.

From this case-1 gets eliminated as Prateek’s age can be either 35 years or 7 years in case-1.

Now, with case 2.

Tanya – Prateek = Nakul

Prateek = 46 – 21 = 25.

7. Sonal is 11 years younger than Prateek.

So, Sonal is 25 – 11 = 14 years.

8. Ritika is just elder than Lovely.

9. As many as persons are younger than Sonal as are elder as Lovely.

Ritika > Lovely > > > > > Prateek > Nakul > Sonal >

So, Sonal is 14 years old and is the second youngest person.

10. The sum of the ages of Ritika and Sonal is 91 years.

So, Ritika + Sonal = 91.

Ritika + 14 = 91

Ritika = 91 – 14 = 77 i.e., Ritika born = 2019 - 77 = 1942.

11. The difference between the ages of Ritika and Lovely is 9 years.

So, Lovely born = 1942 + 9 = 1951. Hence, the age of lovely is 77 – 9 = 68.

12. The difference between the ages of Lovely and Urvashi is equal to the age of Sonal.

The age of Lovely + Urvashi = Sonal

So, 68 + Urvashi = 14

Urvashi = 54 i.e. 1965 year.

Qamish is 24 years younger than Urvashi.

Qamish born = 1965 + 24 = 1989 so the age of Qamish is 30.

Urvashi – Qamish = Qamish – opal

Urvashi + Opal = 2 Qamish

54 + Opal = 60

Opal = 6 years

So, Opal was born in 2013.

The final arrangement is given below-

According to the given information-

So, only Urvashi is born just before 1973.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 22

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-**

Six persons have different numbers of boxes also these boxes are placed one above another. Each box contains different number of items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box given to Rahul. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta. The total number of items in the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain in box F. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens. Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Santosh. Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. Box E belongs to Kapil. The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A is of neither Geeta nor Kusum. The box which is of Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens. The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens in box F and A is 52.

**Q. Which of the following box is kept immediately below box E? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 22
Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box which is of Rahul. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens.

Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Piya. Box E is of Kapil. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. So, case 1, case 2 and case 4 gets eliminated.

The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A neither belongs to Geeta nor Kusum. So there will be two cases in case 3 (i.e. 3A and 3B). The box which is given to Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens.

The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. So, case 3A gets eliminated. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens contained by box F and A is 52. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta.

Total number of items contain by the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain by box F. So, the final arrangement is —

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 23

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-**

Six persons have different numbers of boxes also these boxes are placed one above another. Each box contains different number of items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box given to Rahul. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta. The total number of items in the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain in box F. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens. Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Santosh. Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. Box E belongs to Kapil. The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A is of neither Geeta nor Kusum. The box which is of Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens. The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens in box F and A is 52.

**Q. How many pens are kept in box F? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 23
Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box which is of Rahul. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens.

Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Piya. Box E is of Kapil. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. So, case 1, case 2 and case 4 gets eliminated.

The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A neither belongs to Geeta nor Kusum. So there will be two cases in case 3 (i.e. 3A and 3B). The box which is given to Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens.

The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. So, case 3A gets eliminated. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens contained by box F and A is 52. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta.

Total number of items contain by the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain by box F. So, the final arrangement is —

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 24

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-**

Six persons have different numbers of boxes also these boxes are placed one above another. Each box contains different number of items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box given to Rahul. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta. The total number of items in the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain in box F. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens. Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Santosh. Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. Box E belongs to Kapil. The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A is of neither Geeta nor Kusum. The box which is of Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens. The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens in box F and A is 52.

**Q. How many total number of pens are kept in box D and A?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 24
Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box which is of Rahul. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens.

Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Piya. Box E is of Kapil. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. So, case 1, case 2 and case 4 gets eliminated.

The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A neither belongs to Geeta nor Kusum. So there will be two cases in case 3 (i.e. 3A and 3B). The box which is given to Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens.

The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. So, case 3A gets eliminated. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens contained by box F and A is 52. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta.

Total number of items contain by the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain by box F. So, the final arrangement is —

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 25

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-**

**Q. Which of the following box contain 17 items? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 25
Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box which is of Rahul. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens.Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Piya. Box E is of Kapil. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. So, case 1, case 2 and case 4 gets eliminated.

The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A neither belongs to Geeta nor Kusum. So there will be two cases in case 3 (i.e. 3A and 3B). The box which is given to Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens.

The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. So, case 3A gets eliminated. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens contained by box F and A is 52. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta.

Total number of items contain by the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain by box F. So, the final arrangement is —

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 26

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-**

**Q. How many pencils are kept in a box placed exactly between Box C and Box B? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 26
Two boxes are kept between the boxes which is of Kusum and Neha. Box C is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which contains 20 pens is neither of Kusum nor Neha. The box which is of Kusum contains total 17 items. The box which is of Rahul is placed immediately above box F. Only two boxes are placed between the box which contains 23 pens and the box which is of Rahul. The box which contains 23 pens is placed above box F. Box C does not contain 23 pens. The boxes which is of Kusum and Neha is kept below the box containing 23 pens. Only one box is kept between box C and the box containing 20 pens.Box B contains total 39 items. Only one box is placed between box B and the box which is of Piya. Box E is of Kapil. Box E does not contain 20 pens. Box B is placed below box which is of Santosh. So, case 1, case 2 and case 4 gets eliminated.

The box which is placed immediately above box A contains 6 pencils. Box A neither belongs to Geeta nor Kusum. So there will be two cases in case 3 (i.e. 3A and 3B). The box which is given to Santosh and box B contain total 56 pens.

The box which contains 15 pencils is placed immediately above the box which contains 25 pencils. So, case 3A gets eliminated. Box D and E contain total 18 pencils. Total number of pens contained by box F and A is 52. Total number of items contained by the box which is of Kapil is 10 less than the one which is of Geeta.

Total number of items contain by the box which is of Neha is 2 more than the number of pens contain by box F. So, the final arrangement is —

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 27

**Directions: Read the paragraph given below and answer the questions based on the same that follow**

There are lots of good reasons to encourage walking and cycling – active travel, as it’s called. The pandemic necessitates social distancing on public transport, which means buses and trains have to ferry fewer passengers per journey. Cycling and walking are healthier alternatives and in the longer term, both have a part to play in cutting carbon emissions from the transport system, as well as improving urban air quality.

**Q. Which of the following can be inferred from the given paragraph?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 27
The first statement is the best as the other statements are not appropriate. (b) in the paragraph has been mentioned with respect to cutting carbon emissions and not just viz-a-viz health and safety. The other options are superfluous and hence can be eliminated.

So, option (a) is the correct answer.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 28

**Directions: Read the paragraph given below and answer the questions based on the same that follow**

There are lots of good reasons to encourage walking and cycling – active travel, as it’s called. The pandemic necessitates social distancing on public transport, which means buses and trains have to ferry fewer passengers per journey. Cycling and walking are healthier alternatives and in the longer term, both have a part to play in cutting carbon emissions from the transport system, as well as improving urban air quality.

**Q. Which of the following assumptions would weaken the idea being presented in the passage?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 28
If we assume option (c), it shows us the way in which people still prefer cars and that defeats the purpose of the author.

So, the best assumption that weakens the author’s contention is (c).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 29

**Directions: Below question consists of an input and some output following a certain rule. Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.**

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step I:** K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

**Q. Which of the following element is seventeenth from the right end of step II?**

**Input: **@ Y K 5 % 8 > G E 3 D 2 ^ I A 1 9 & 4 # L £ U 6

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 29
We have

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**For step I:** If the symbols immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a consonant, then that symbol is placed immediate right of third succeeding element.

**Step I: **K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

For step II: The first half of the elements are written in reverse order after the second half.

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**For step III:** The first six elements combination are written in reverse order after the second combination of six elements, similarly third combinations are written in reverse order after the fourth combination of six elements.

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

Input: @ Y K 5 % 8 **>** G E 3 D 2 ^ I A 1 9 & 4 **#** L £ U 6

Step I: @ Y K 5 % 8 G E 3 > D 2 ^ I A 1 9 & 4 L £ U # 6

Step II: ^ I A 1 9 & 4** L** £ U # 6 2 D > 3 E G 8 % 5 K Y @

Thus, Seventeenth element from the right end → L

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 30

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step I:** K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

**Q. How many letters are immediately followed by a number in step III?**

**Input: **5 % G >1 £ U 6 W 8 @ O 9 & L E 3 ^ D 2 # K I A

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 30
We have

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**For step I:** If the symbols immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a consonant, then that symbol is placed immediate right of third succeeding element.

**Step I: **K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

For step II: The first half of the elements are written in reverse order after the second half.

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**For step III:** The first six elements combination are written in reverse order after the second combination of six elements, similarly third combinations are written in reverse order after the fourth combination of six elements.

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

Input: 5 % G > 1 £ U 6 W 8 @O 9 **&** L E 3 **^** D 2 **#** K I A

Step I: 5 G > 1 % £ U 6 W 8 @O 9 L E 3 & D 2 **^** K I A #

Step II: 9 L E 3 & D 2 **^** K I A # O @ 8 W 6 U £ % 1 > G 5

Step III: 2 **^** K I A # D & 3 E **L** 9 £ % 1 >**G** 5 **U** 6 **W** 8 @ O

Thus, all such letters immediately followed by a number → L, G, U, and W

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 31

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step I:** K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

**Q. How many consonants are immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a number in step I?**

**Input: **K 5 % > G 8 @Y 9 & L E 3 ^ D 2 I A 1 # £ U 6 W

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 31
We have

**Input: **K % 5 G > E 3 @ Y 8 9 & D 2 ^ I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

**For step I:** If the symbols immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a consonant, then that symbol is placed immediate right of third succeeding element.

**Step I: **K % 5 G > E 3 Y 8 9 @ D 2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6

For step II: The first half of the elements are written in reverse order after the second half.

**Step II: **2 ^ & I 4 # A 1 L £ U 6 D @ 9 8 Y 3 E > G 5 % K

**For step III:** The first six elements combination are written in reverse order after the second combination of six elements, similarly third combinations are written in reverse order after the fourth combination of six elements.

**Step III: **A 1 L £ U 6 # 4 I & ^ 2E > G 5 % K 3 Y 8 9 @ D

Input: K 5 % > G 8 **@**Y 9** &** L E 3 **^** D 2 I A 1 # £ U 6 W

Step I: K 5 % >**G**8Y9 @ L E 3&**D** 2 I ^ A 1 # £ U 6 W

Thus, only two such consonants are possible →G and D

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 32

**Directions: The critical reasoning question is based on a short argument, a set of arguments, or a plan of action. For this question, select the best answer of the choices given and explain why the chosen answer is the right fit.**

During an ongoing conversation between Linda and Sana, Lina asked, " Can you predict which couples will and which won’t be together and happy five years later from now by just studying their arguments?"

To this Sana replied, "Yes! their emotional reactivity and their responsiveness in their arguments help me to predict their future. The level of mutual compromise and acceptance is all I need to study."

**Q. According to the viewpoint of Sana, what kind of behaviour was she expecting from a couple which is built to last?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 32

Statement 1: is correct because the spouses need to be sensitive to each other’s viewpoints to have a successful relationship. The key phrase to establish this answer option is 'their emotional reactivity and their responsiveness, level of mutual compromise and acceptance'. These factors point to option (A).

Statement (B): is incorrect because a dominant-subservient relationship would mean only one partner would be compromising.

Statement (C): is ruled out because ignoring the topic is contradictory to the concept of emotional reactivity mentioned in Sana's reply.

Statement (D): is wrong because it also contradicts Sana's view of compromise.

Statement (E): is wrong as completely compromising and keeping their own viewpoint aside leaves little room for healthy discussions.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 33

**Directions: The question below is given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or maybe the effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of the statements may be the effect of the other statements. Read both the statements and decide which of the answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.**

**Statements:**

I. Rahul's mother takes him for a visit to a hospital.

II. Rahul buys some medicines from the pharmacy near his home.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 33
Both the statements are effects of some common cause. Due to illness, Rahul may visit the doctor as well as go to the pharmacy for medicines.

Hence, the correct option is (E).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 34

**Directions: In the following question, the symbols %, @, ?, +, and * are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:**

‘P % Q’ means ‘P is greater than or equal to Q’.

‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is smaller than or equal to Q’.

‘P ? Q’ means ‘P is greater than Q’.

‘P + Q’ means ‘P is smaller than Q’.

‘P * Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller to Q’.

Now in the following question assuming the given statements to be True, find which of the conclusion/s given below them is/are definitely True?

**Statements: **

T ? S, N ? M, U @ S, N % T

**Conclusions:**

I. M ? S

II. N ? U

III. N * S

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 34
According to the given information,

Statements: T ? S, N ? M, U @ S, N % T

On converting: T > S, N > M, U ≤ S, N ≥ T

On combining: M < n="" ≥="" t="" /> S ≥ U

**Conclusions:**

I. M ? S → M > S → False (as M < n="" ≥="" t="" /> S → clear relation between M and S can’t be determined)

II. N ? U → N > U → True (as N ≥ T > S ≥ U → N > U)

III. N * S → N = S → False (as N ≥ T > S → N > S)

So, only conclusion II is true.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 35

‘P % Q’ means ‘P is greater than or equal to Q’.

‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is smaller than or equal to Q’.

‘P ? Q’ means ‘P is greater than Q’.

‘P + Q’ means ‘P is smaller than Q’.

‘P * Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller to Q’.

Now in the following question assuming the given statements to be True, find which of the conclusion/s given below them is/are definitely True?

**Statements: **

C @ B, D ? A, E * C, B + A

**Conclusions:**

I. D ? C

II. B * E

III. D + B

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 35
According to the given information,

**Given Statement: **C @ B, D ? A, E * C, B + A

On converting: C ≤ B, D > A, E = C, B < />

On combining: D > A > B ≥ C = E

**Conclusions:**

I. D ? C → D > C → True (as D > A > B ≥ C → D > C)

II. B * E → B = E → False (as B ≥ C = E → B ≥ E)

III. D + B → D < b="" →="" false="" (as="" d="" /> A > B → D > B)

So, only conclusion I is true.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 36

**Directions: In the following question, some statements are given followed by some conclusions. You have to consider the given statements to be true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and decide which of the following definitely does not follow from the given statements disregarding the commonly known facts.**

**Statements:**

Some laptops are cables.

No cables are ATM.

All ATM is pen.

Some cables are not view.

**Conclusions:**

I. All cables can be view

II. Some view can be Pen

III. All cable are laptop

IV. All cables can be pen

V. All laptops can be ATM

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 36
The least possible Venn diagram is given below

**Conclusions:**

I. All cables can be view → Definitely false (Some cables are not view)

II. Some view can be Pen → True

III. All cable are laptop → False (It’s possibility is true.)

IV. All cables can be pen → True

V. All laptops can be ATM → Definitely false (Laptop which are cable can never be ATM)

So, only I and V are definitely false.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 37

**Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:**

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

Input: rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh fvgx

Step I: tdsb rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh

Step II: tdsb obxc rhak pkns wkud myoh

Step III: tdsb obxc mamr rhak pkns wkud

Step IV: tdsb obxc mamr jolg rhak wkud

Step V: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao wkud

Step VI: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao cogv

Step VII: 33 34 7 0 -24 -27

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

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

**Q. **What will be the multiplication of the numbers which is second from the left end and sixth from the right end in step VII?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 37
**Logic: -** All the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order in the last step of the arrangement.

In the first step the word which is first according to the English alphabet is arranged from the left end.

Step I – Step VI ⇒ Each consonant is arranged after reversing the letter then subtracting 1 from it.

Each vowel is arranged after reversing the letter then adding 1 in it.

Step VII ⇒ (1^{st} + 3^{rd} letter) – (^{2nd} + 4th letter) in a word

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

Step I: xdsw nskp durx ljtw fqam sydo

Step II: xdsw vghb nskp ljtw fqam sydo

Step III: xdsw vghb tiam nskp ljtw sydo

Step IV: xdsw vghb tiam npfc nskp sydo

Step V: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj sydo

Step VI: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj gavm

Step VII: 16 21 -1 1 10 15

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 38

**Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:**

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

Input: rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh fvgx

Step I: tdsb rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh

Step II: tdsb obxc rhak pkns wkud myoh

Step III: tdsb obxc mamr rhak pkns wkud

Step IV: tdsb obxc mamr jolg rhak wkud

Step V: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao wkud

Step VI: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao cogv

Step VII: 33 34 7 0 -24 -27

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

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

**Q. How many elements are there between ‘vghb’ and ‘nskp’ in step IV? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 38
**Logic: -** All the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order in the last step of the arrangement.

In the first step the word which is first according to the English alphabet is arranged from the left end.

Step I – Step VI ⇒ Each consonant is arranged after reversing the letter then subtracting 1 from it.

Each vowel is arranged after reversing the letter then adding 1 in it.

Step VII ⇒ (1^{st} + 3^{rd} letter) – (^{2nd} + 4th letter) in a word

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

Step I: xdsw nskp durx ljtw fqam sydo

Step II: xdsw vghb nskp ljtw fqam sydo

Step III: xdsw vghb tiam nskp ljtw sydo

Step IV: xdsw vghb tiam npfc nskp sydo

Step V: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj sydo

Step VI: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj gavm

Step VII: 16 21 -1 1 10 15

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 39

**Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:**

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

Input: rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh fvgx

Step I: tdsb rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh

Step II: tdsb obxc rhak pkns wkud myoh

Step III: tdsb obxc mamr rhak pkns wkud

Step IV: tdsb obxc mamr jolg rhak wkud

Step V: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao wkud

Step VI: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao cogv

Step VII: 33 34 7 0 -24 -27

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

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

**Q. Which of the following element is the third to the right of the one which is fifth from the right end in step III?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 39
**Logic: -** All the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order in the last step of the arrangement.

In the first step the word which is first according to the English alphabet is arranged from the left end.

Step I – Step VI ⇒ Each consonant is arranged after reversing the letter then subtracting 1 from it.

Each vowel is arranged after reversing the letter then adding 1 in it.

Step VII ⇒ (1^{st} + 3^{rd} letter) – (^{2nd} + 4th letter) in a word

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

Step I: xdsw nskp durx ljtw fqam sydo

Step II: xdsw vghb nskp ljtw fqam sydo

Step III: xdsw vghb tiam nskp ljtw sydo

Step IV: xdsw vghb tiam npfc nskp sydo

Step V: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj sydo

Step VI: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj gavm

Step VII: 16 21 -1 1 10 15

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 40

**Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:**

Input: rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh fvgx

Step I: tdsb rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh

Step II: tdsb obxc rhak pkns wkud myoh

Step III: tdsb obxc mamr rhak pkns wkud

Step IV: tdsb obxc mamr jolg rhak wkud

Step V: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao wkud

Step VI: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao cogv

Step VII: 33 34 7 0 -24 -27

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

**Q. Which among the following is penultimate step?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 40
**Logic: -** All the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order in the last step of the arrangement.In the first step the word which is first according to the English alphabet is arranged from the left end.

Step I – Step VI ⇒ Each consonant is arranged after reversing the letter then subtracting 1 from it.

Each vowel is arranged after reversing the letter then adding 1 in it.

Step VII ⇒ (1^{st} + 3^{rd} letter) – (^{2nd} + 4th letter) in a word

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

Step I: xdsw nskp durx ljtw fqam sydo

Step II: xdsw vghb nskp ljtw fqam sydo

Step III: xdsw vghb tiam nskp ljtw sydo

Step IV: xdsw vghb tiam npfc nskp sydo

Step V: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj sydo

Step VI: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj gavm

Step VII: 16 21 -1 1 10 15

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 41

**Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:**

Input: rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh fvgx

Step I: tdsb rhak pkns wkud kxbw myoh

Step II: tdsb obxc rhak pkns wkud myoh

Step III: tdsb obxc mamr rhak pkns wkud

Step IV: tdsb obxc mamr jolg rhak wkud

Step V: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao wkud

Step VI: tdsb obxc mamr jolg hrao cogv

Step VII: 33 34 7 0 -24 -27

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

**Q. Which of the following element is the second to the left of the one which is fifth from the left end in step V? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 41
**Logic: -** All the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order in the last step of the arrangement.In the first step the word which is first according to the English alphabet is arranged from the left end.

Step I – Step VI ⇒ Each consonant is arranged after reversing the letter then subtracting 1 from it.

Each vowel is arranged after reversing the letter then adding 1 in it.

Step VII ⇒ (1^{st} + 3^{rd} letter) – (^{2nd} + 4th letter) in a word

Input: nskp durx ljtw fqam bvge sydo

Step I: xdsw nskp durx ljtw fqam sydo

Step II: xdsw vghb nskp ljtw fqam sydo

Step III: xdsw vghb tiam nskp ljtw sydo

Step IV: xdsw vghb tiam npfc nskp sydo

Step V: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj sydo

Step VI: xdsw vghb tiam npfc lgoj gavm

Step VII: 16 21 -1 1 10 15

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 42

**Directions: Below question consists of some statements followed by some conclusions. Study the following information carefully and decide what comes in place of blank space such that all conclusions logically follows.**

**Statement:**

Few Lizard is Fish.

_______(1)__________

Some Snake are Rabbit.

All Fish are Rabbit.

No Rabbit is Cobra.

**Conclusion:**

I. Some Fish can never be Cobra.

II. ____(2)____

III. Some Rabbit are not Cobra.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 42

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 43

**Statement:**

All Car are Truck.

No Truck is Tram.

_______(1)__________

All Cart is Bike.

Few Bike are Cycle.

**Conclusion:**

I. Some Cycle being Car is a possibility

II. Some Cart can never be Car.

III. ____(2)____

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 43

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 44

**Statement:**

Only a few Daisy are Mangolia.

No Mangolia is Tulip.

_______(1)__________

Only Tulip is Lotus.

All Daisy is Balsam.

**Conclusion:**

I. Some Balsam is not Mangolia.

II. Some Rose can never be Mangolia.

III. ____(2)____

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 44

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 45

**Cause: **Players are being paid increasingly high wages because the clubs are making more money than ever. As a result of globalization and technological advances, football has become more popular and so more profitable.

**Q. Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?**

**Effects:**

I: Famous footballers are very rich.

II: Famous footballers are very handsome.

III: A large audience pool is willing to pay a big price for the footballer’s performance.

IV: Footballers are good at charity work.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 45
The cause mentioned above is the fact that footballers these days are highly paid. Clubs are earning huge profit due to which the famous footballers are been paid a handsome amount.

The considerable effect of this cause can be the footballers getting richer.

This is mentioned in the first effect.

So, it is the correct effect for the given cause.

The second effect is not correct as physical appearances are not affected by the cause mentioned above.

So, it is false.

The third effect is incorrect as the increasing popularity of the players is making them richer and people are willing to pay a big price for the footballer’s performance. It is more of a reason than an effect of the given cause.

So, it is also incorrect.

No mention of charity work is done in the cause so we cannot determine that it will be an effect of the given cause. So, footballers becoming charitable are not an effect for the given cause above.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 46

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answers the questions given below.**

The Table given below shows the profit and the investment of the three persons namely X, Y and Z in different Real Estate Projects namely P, Q, R, S and T in a given year.

The table given below shows that

**Q. If the total profit earned from the Project T by all the persons together is Rs. 77,770 and each of them invested for 11 months.Then find the ratio of investment of Z in Project T to the profit of X from the Project Q.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 46
Let the profit earned by X from Project T is = Rs. a

Then, according to the question,

= a/33,600 = 16,800/19,200

= a = (16,800 × 33,600)/19,200)

= a = Rs. 29,400

So, the profit earned by X from Project T is = Rs. 29,400

Then, the profit earned by Z from Project T is,

= 77,700 – (33,600 + 29,400)

= 77,700 – 63,000

= Rs. 14,700

Now, let the investment of Z in Project T is = Rs. x

Then, according to the question,

= x/16,800 = 14,700/29,400

= x = (14,700 × 16,800)/29,400)

= x = Rs. 8400

Thus, the required ratio is = 8400: 14,400 ⇒ 7: 12

Hence, the required answer is = 7: 12.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 47

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answers the questions given below.**

The Table given below shows the profit and the investment of the three persons namely X, Y and Z in different Real Estate Projects namely P, Q, R, S and T in a given year.

The table given below shows that

**Q. If the person X invested in Project P for 6 months, person Y invested for in Project P for 3 months more than X and the person Z invested in Project P for the whole year then find the difference between the profit earned by Z from Project P to the profit earned by X and Y together from the same project, if the total profit earned by all of them from Project P is Rs. 13,193?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 47
Person X invested in Project P Rs. 12,000 for 6 months.

Person Y invested in Project P Rs. 10,800 for 9 months.

Person Z invested in Project P Rs. 9600 for 12 months.

Then, the profit sharing ratio of X, Y and Z respectively are,

= (12,000 × 6) : (10,800 × 9) : (9600 × 12)

= (10 × 6) : (9 × 9) : (8 × 12)

= 20 : 27 : 32 (Total = 20 + 27 + 32 ⇒79

So, the profit earned by X is = Rs. 13,193 × 20/79 ⇒ Rs. 3340

The profit earned by Y is = Rs. 13,193 × 27/79 ⇒ Rs. 4509

The profit earned by Z is = Rs. 13,193 × 32/79 ⇒ Rs. 5344

Thus, the difference between the profit is = (3340 + 4509) – 5344

= 7849 – 5344 ⇒ Rs. 2505

Hence, the required answer is = Rs. 2505.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 48

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answers the questions given below.**

The Table given below shows the profit and the investment of the three persons namely X, Y and Z in different Real Estate Projects namely P, Q, R, S and T in a given year.

The table given below shows that

**Q. The average profit earned by all of them in the Project Q is Rs. 14,400 and the average investment made by all of them in the same Project Q is Rs. 24,000, if Y invested his amount of money for x months in the Project Q, then find what will be the value of x.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 48
Total amount of profit earned by all = 14,400 × 3 ⇒ Rs. 43,200

Total amount of investment made by all = 24,000 × 3 ⇒ 72,000

Amount of money invested by Y is = [72,000 – (24,000 + 21,600)]

= 72,000 – 45,600

= Rs. 26,400

Amount of profit earned by Y is = [43,200 – (14,400 + 10,800)]

= 43,200 – 25,200

= Rs. 18,000

Now, we don’t have any information about the time of other persons.

So, we cannot find the value of x.

Hence, the required answer is = Cannot be determined.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 49

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answers the questions given below.**

The table given below shows that

**Q. If person Z invested his money in the Project S for 8 months and the person Y invested his money in the same project for 9 months then find the total amount of profit earned by all of them from the Project S is how much percentage more or less than the total amount of profit earned by all of them from Project R.(Approximately).**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 49
Let the profit earned by Z from Project S is = Rs. x

Then, according to the question,

= x/30,000 = (36,000 × 8)/(60,000 × 9)

= x/30,000 = 8/15

= x = 8/15 × 30,000

= x = Rs. 16,000

So, the total profit earned by all of them from Project S is,

= (16,000 + 19,200 + 30,000)

= 65,200

Now, the total profit earned by all of them from Project R is,

= (72,000 + 48,000 + 96,000)

= Rs. 2,16,000

Thus, the required percentage is = (2,16,000 – 65,200)/2,16,000 × 100

= 1,50,800/2,16,000 × 100 ≈ 70%

Hence, the required answer is = 70%(approx.)

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 50

**Directions: Study the following information carefully and answers the questions given below.**

The table given below shows that

**Q. Total investment made by persons X and Z in the Project R is Rs. 2,04,000 and both of them invested their amount for 9 months and 6 months respectively in the same Project R, then find the number of months that the person Y invested his amount of money.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 50
Let the amount of money invested by X in Project R is = Rs. x

Then, according to the question,

= [(2,04,000 – x) × 9]/(x × 6) = 72,000/48,000

= [(2,04,000 – x) × 3]/2x = 3/2

= 2,04,000 – x = x

= 2x = 2,04,000

= x = 2,04,000/2

= x = Rs. 1,02,000

So, the amount invested by X = Rs. 1,02,000

And the amount invested by Z = Rs. 1,02,000

Let Y invested his money for = y months

Then, according to the question,

= (1,02,000 × 9)/(40,800 × y) = 72,000/96,000

= (1,02,000 × 9)/(40,800 × y) = 3/4

= y = (1,02,000 × 9 × 4)/40,800 × 3)

= y = 30 months

Hence, the required answer is = 30 months.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 51

**Directions:** A college having an equal number of boys and girls organizes a placement drive. 65% of the total number of students enrolled themselves in Placement drive.20% of the total number of girl and 20% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Infosys Company. 40% of the total number of girls and 40% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Tech mahindra.10% of the total number of girls and 10% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Wipro. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 1.5% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 4% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls who participated in Tech Mahindra and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 2% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of Boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of the total number of students in the college.

Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all three companies which is 5 and the number of boys participated in all three companies which are 4 times that of girls enrolled in all three companies is equal to the total number of girls enrolled in the Placement drive. The ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive is 6 : 7.

**Q. Number of boys not enrolled for placement drive is what percent of number of girls enrolled for Wipro?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 51
Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all the three companies which are 5 and the number of boys enrolled in all the three companies which is 4 times that of girls is equal to total number of girls taking part in Placement drive.

Therefore Number of girls enrolled in all the three events = 5

Number of boys enrolled in all the three Companies = 5 × 4 = 20

Their product = 3 × (5 × 20) = 300 = Total number of girls enrolled themselves in placement drive

Now ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive = 6 : 7

Therefore number of boys = 350

Total number of students Enrolled themselves in Placement drive = 300 + 350 = 650

According to question, 65% of students enrolled for placement drive

Therefore total number of students in the college

⇒ (650 x 100) / 65

⇒ 1000

Girls enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of girls = 60

Boys enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of boys = 70

Girls enrolled only for Tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of girls = 120

Boys enrolled only for tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of boys = 140

Girls enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of girls = 30

Boys enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of boys = 35

Number of girls enrolled in Both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 1.5% of total number of students in the school = 15

Number of girls enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro is 4 % of total number of students in college = 40

Number of girls enrolled in both Tech Mahindra and Wipro is 3% of total number of students in College = 30

Number of Boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 2% of total number of students in the college = 20

Number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of total number of students in college = 30

Number of boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of total number of students in college = 35

Total number of students in the college = 1000

⇒ 500 boys and 500 girls

Number of girls enrolled for Wipro

⇒ 30 + 30 + 40 + 5 = 105

Number of boys not enrolled themselves for placement drive

⇒ 500 – 350 = 150

Required percentage = 150 / 105 × 100 = 142.86

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 52

**Directions:** A college having an equal number of boys and girls organizes a placement drive. 65% of the total number of students enrolled themselves in Placement drive.20% of the total number of girl and 20% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Infosys Company. 40% of the total number of girls and 40% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Tech mahindra.10% of the total number of girls and 10% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Wipro. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 1.5% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 4% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls who participated in Tech Mahindra and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 2% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of Boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of the total number of students in the college.

Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all three companies which is 5 and the number of boys participated in all three companies which are 4 times that of girls enrolled in all three companies is equal to the total number of girls enrolled in the Placement drive. The ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive is 6 : 7.

**Q. How many students are there in the college?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 52
Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all the three companies which are 5 and the number of boys enrolled in all the three companies which is 4 times that of girls is equal to total number of girls taking part in Placement drive.

Therefore Number of girls enrolled in all the three events = 5

Number of boys enrolled in all the three Companies = 5 × 4 = 20

Their product = 3 × (5 × 20) = 300 = Total number of girls enrolled themselves in placement drive

Now ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive = 6 : 7

Therefore number of boys = 350

Total number of students Enrolled themselves in Placement drive = 300 + 350 = 650

According to question, 65% of students enrolled for placement drive

Therefore total number of students in the college

⇒ (650 x 100) / 65

⇒ 1000

Girls enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of girls = 60

Boys enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of boys = 70

Girls enrolled only for Tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of girls = 120

Boys enrolled only for tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of boys = 140

Girls enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of girls = 30

Boys enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of boys = 35

Number of girls enrolled in Both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 1.5% of total number of students in the school = 15

Number of girls enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro is 4 % of total number of students in college = 40

Number of girls enrolled in both Tech Mahindra and Wipro is 3% of total number of students in College = 30

Number of Boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 2% of total number of students in the college = 20

Number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of total number of students in college = 30

Number of boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of total number of students in college = 35

Total number of students in the college = 1000

⇒ 500 boys and 500 girls

Total students in college = 1000

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 53

**Directions:** A college having an equal number of boys and girls organizes a placement drive. 65% of the total number of students enrolled themselves in Placement drive.20% of the total number of girl and 20% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Infosys Company. 40% of the total number of girls and 40% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Tech mahindra.10% of the total number of girls and 10% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Wipro. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 1.5% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 4% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls who participated in Tech Mahindra and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 2% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of Boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of the total number of students in the college.

Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all three companies which is 5 and the number of boys participated in all three companies which are 4 times that of girls enrolled in all three companies is equal to the total number of girls enrolled in the Placement drive. The ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive is 6 : 7.

**Q. What is the difference between numbers of boys enrolled themselves for at most two companies and number of girls enrolled themselves for at least two companies?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 53
Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all the three companies which are 5 and the number of boys enrolled in all the three companies which is 4 times that of girls is equal to total number of girls taking part in Placement drive.

Therefore Number of girls enrolled in all the three events = 5

Number of boys enrolled in all the three Companies = 5 × 4 = 20

Their product = 3 × (5 × 20) = 300 = Total number of girls enrolled themselves in placement drive

Now ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive = 6 : 7

Therefore number of boys = 350

Total number of students Enrolled themselves in Placement drive = 300 + 350 = 650

According to question, 65% of students enrolled for placement drive

Therefore total number of students in the college

⇒ (650 x 100) / 65

⇒ 1000

Girls enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of girls = 60

Boys enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of boys = 70

Girls enrolled only for Tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of girls = 120

Boys enrolled only for tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of boys = 140

Girls enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of girls = 30

Boys enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of boys = 35

Number of girls enrolled in Both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 1.5% of total number of students in the school = 15

Number of girls enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro is 4 % of total number of students in college = 40

Number of girls enrolled in both Tech Mahindra and Wipro is 3% of total number of students in College = 30

Number of Boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 2% of total number of students in the college = 20

Number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of total number of students in college = 30

Number of boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of total number of students in college = 35

Total number of students in the college = 1000

⇒ 500 boys and 500 girls

Number of girls enrolled in at least for two companies

= 15 + 30 + 40 + 5 = 90

Number of boys Enrolled for at most two companies

= Total boys enrolled for Placement drive - boys enrolled for all three companies

= 350 - 20 = 330

Required difference = 330 – 90 = 240

Hence, the correct option is (E).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 54

**Directions:** A college having an equal number of boys and girls organizes a placement drive. 65% of the total number of students enrolled themselves in Placement drive.20% of the total number of girl and 20% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Infosys Company. 40% of the total number of girls and 40% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Tech mahindra.10% of the total number of girls and 10% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Wipro. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 1.5% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 4% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls who participated in Tech Mahindra and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 2% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of Boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of the total number of students in the college.

**Q. What is the ratio between differences between numbers of girls enrolled them for placement drive and number of students enrolled themselves for Infosys and difference between number of girls in the college and number of students Enrolled for Infosys?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 54
Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all the three companies which are 5 and the number of boys enrolled in all the three companies which is 4 times that of girls is equal to total number of girls taking part in Placement drive.Number of girls enrolled in Both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 1.5% of total number of students in the school = 15

Number of girls enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro is 4 % of total number of students in college = 40

Number of girls enrolled in both Tech Mahindra and Wipro is 3% of total number of students in College = 30

Number of Boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 2% of total number of students in the college = 20

Number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of total number of students in college = 30

Number of boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of total number of students in college = 35

Therefore Number of girls enrolled in all the three events = 5

Number of boys enrolled in all the three Companies = 5 × 4 = 20

Their product = 3 × (5 × 20) = 300 = Total number of girls enrolled themselves in placement drive

Now ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive = 6 : 7

Therefore number of boys = 350

Total number of students Enrolled themselves in Placement drive = 300 + 350 = 650

According to question, 65% of students enrolled for placement drive

Therefore total number of students in the college

⇒ (650 x 100) / 65

⇒ 1000

Girls enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of girls = 60

Boys enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of boys = 70

Girls enrolled only for Tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of girls = 120

Boys enrolled only for tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of boys = 140

Girls enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of girls = 30

Boys enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of boys = 35

Total number of students in the college = 1000

⇒ 500 boys and 500 girls

Difference between number of girls enrolled for placement drive and students enrolled for Infosys = 300 - (60 + 70 + 15 + 40 + 20 + 30 + 5 + 20)

⇒ 40

Difference between number of girls in the college and number of students enrolled for Infosys =

10002 – (60 + 70 + 15 + 40 + 20 + 30 + 5 + 20) = 240

Required ratio = 40 : 240

⇒ 1 : 6

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 55

**Directions:** A college having an equal number of boys and girls organizes a placement drive. 65% of the total number of students enrolled themselves in Placement drive.20% of the total number of girl and 20% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Infosys Company. 40% of the total number of girls and 40% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Tech mahindra.10% of the total number of girls and 10% of the total number of boys in the placement enrolled only for Wipro. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 1.5% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 4% of the total number of students in the College. The number of girls who participated in Tech Mahindra and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra only is 2% of the total number of students in the college. The number of boys enrolled in Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of the total number of students in the college. The number of Boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of the total number of students in the college.

**Q. Registration fees is Rs. 100 for each company, by enrolling 2 or 3 company one gets discount of 25 % and 50% respectively. What is the total amount collected at placement drive?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 55
Thrice of the product of number of girls enrolled in all the three companies which are 5 and the number of boys enrolled in all the three companies which is 4 times that of girls is equal to total number of girls taking part in Placement drive.Number of girls enrolled in Both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 1.5% of total number of students in the school = 15

Number of girls enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro is 4 % of total number of students in college = 40

Number of girls enrolled in both Tech Mahindra and Wipro is 3% of total number of students in College = 30

Number of Boys enrolled in both Infosys and Tech Mahindra is 2% of total number of students in the college = 20

Number of boys enrolled in both Infosys and Wipro only is 3% of total number of students in college = 30

Number of boys enrolled in both Wipro and Tech Mahindra is 3.5% of total number of students in college = 35

Therefore Number of girls enrolled in all the three events = 5

Number of boys enrolled in all the three Companies = 5 × 4 = 20

Their product = 3 × (5 × 20) = 300 = Total number of girls enrolled themselves in placement drive

Now ratio of girls to boys in the placement drive = 6 : 7

Therefore number of boys = 350

Total number of students Enrolled themselves in Placement drive = 300 + 350 = 650

According to question, 65% of students enrolled for placement drive

Therefore total number of students in the college

⇒ (650 x 100) / 65

⇒ 1000

Girls enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of girls = 60

Boys enrolled only for Infosys = 20% of total number of boys = 70

Girls enrolled only for Tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of girls = 120

Boys enrolled only for tech Mahindra = 40% of total number of boys = 140

Girls enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of girls = 30

Boys enrolled only for Wipro = 10% of total number of boys = 35

Total number of students in the college = 1000

⇒ 500 boys and 500 girls

Number of students enrolled only for one company

⇒ 60 + 120 + 30 + 70 + 140 + 35 = 455

Number of students enrolled for two companies

⇒ 15 + 30 + 40 + 20 + 30 + 35 = 170

Number of students enrolled for all three companies

⇒ 20 + 5 = 25

Total registration fees collected at placement drive

⇒ 455 × 100 + 170 × 75 + 25 × 50

⇒ Rs. 59500

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 56

**Directions: Answer the questions based on the information given below.**

A, B and C together started a business with the initial investment of Rs. 30000, Rs. 36000 and Rs. 40000, respectively. After a year, A and B increased their investment by Rs. 10000 and Rs. 4000, respectively, while C withdrew Rs. 10000. After another one year, A, B and C increased their investments by 1/5th, 1/4th and 2/5th , respectively. It was decided that C would receive 1/5th of the total profit received by them for his extra work, and rest profit will be distributed according to their investments. After 3 years, total profit received by them is Rs. 1,06,800.

**Q. Find the difference between the profit share of A and B.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 56
Investment of A in second year = 30000 + 10000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of B in second year = 36000 + 4000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of C in second year = 40000 – 10000 = Rs. 30000

Investment of A in third year = 40000 × 6/5 = Rs. 48000

Investment of B in third year = 40000 × 5/4 = Rs. 50000

Investment of C in third year = 30000 × 7/5 = Rs. 42000

Ratio of profit of A:B:C = (30000 + 40000 + 48000):(36000 + 40000 + 50000):(40000 + 30000 + 42000)

= 59:63:56

Profit earned by C for his extra work = 1/5 of 106800 = Rs. 21360

Remaining profit = 106800 – 21360 = Rs. 85440

Profit earned by A for investment = 59/178 × 85440 = Rs. 28320

Profit earned by B for investment = 63/178 × 85440 = Rs. 30240

Profit earned by C for investment = 56/178 × 85440 = Rs. 26880

Required difference = 30240 – 28320 = Rs. 1920

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 57

**Directions: Answer the questions based on the information given below.**

A, B and C together started a business with the initial investment of Rs. 30000, Rs. 36000 and Rs. 40000, respectively. After a year, A and B increased their investment by Rs. 10000 and Rs. 4000, respectively, while C withdrew Rs. 10000. After another one year, A, B and C increased their investments by 1/5th, 1/4th and 2/5th , respectively. It was decided that C would receive 1/5th of the total profit received by them for his extra work, and rest profit will be distributed according to their investments. After 3 years, total profit received by them is Rs. 1,06,800.

**Q. If 1/12 of the total profit earned by A is distributed between his three sons in the ratio of 7 : 7 : 6, then find the amount received by the son who got least amount.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 57
Investment of A in second year = 30000 + 10000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of B in second year = 36000 + 4000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of C in second year = 40000 – 10000 = Rs. 30000

Investment of A in third year = 40000 × 6/5 = Rs. 48000

Investment of B in third year = 40000 × 5/4 = Rs. 50000

Investment of C in third year = 30000 × 7/5 = Rs. 42000

Ratio of profit of A:B:C = (30000 + 40000 + 48000):(36000 + 40000 + 50000):(40000 + 30000 + 42000)

= 59 : 63 : 56

Profit earned by C for his extra work = 1/5 of 106800 = Rs. 21360

Remaining profit = 106800 – 21360 = Rs. 85440

Profit earned by A for investment = 59/178 × 85440 = Rs. 28320

Profit earned by B for investment = 63/178 × 85440 = Rs. 30240

Profit earned by C for investment = 56/178 × 85440 = Rs. 26880

Required amount received by the son = 1/12 × 28320 × 6/20 = Rs. 708

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 58

**Directions: Answer the questions based on the information given below.**

A, B and C together started a business with the initial investment of Rs. 30000, Rs. 36000 and Rs. 40000, respectively. After a year, A and B increased their investment by Rs. 10000 and Rs. 4000, respectively, while C withdrew Rs. 10000. After another one year, A, B and C increased their investments by 1/5th, 1/4th and 2/5th , respectively. It was decided that C would receive 1/5th of the total profit received by them for his extra work, and rest profit will be distributed according to their investments. After 3 years, total profit received by them is Rs. 1,06,800.

**Q. If C deposited the total profit earned by him in a bank for 2 years which offers simple interest at the rate of 12.5 % p.a., then find the interest earned by him.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 58
Investment of A in second year = 30000 + 10000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of B in second year = 36000 + 4000 = Rs. 40000

Investment of C in second year = 40000 – 10000 = Rs. 30000

Investment of A in third year = 40000 × 6/5 = Rs. 48000

Investment of B in third year = 40000 × 5/4 = Rs. 50000

Investment of C in third year = 30000 × 7/5 = Rs. 42000

Ratio of profit of A:B:C = (30000 + 40000 + 48000):(36000 + 40000 + 50000):(40000 + 30000 + 42000)

= 59:63:56

Profit earned by C for his extra work = 1/5 of 106800 = Rs. 21360

Remaining profit = 106800 – 21360 = Rs. 85440

Profit earned by A for investment = 59/178 × 85440 = Rs. 28320

Profit earned by B for investment = 63/178 × 85440 = Rs. 30240

Profit earned by C for investment = 56/178 × 85440 = Rs. 26880

Total profit earned by C = 26880 + 21360 = Rs. 48240

So, required interest earned by him = (48240 × 12.5 × 2)/100 = Rs. 12060

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 59

The production of DELL company has ups and downs every year. The production increases for two consecutive years consistently by 18% and in the third year it decreases by 25%. Again in the next two years it increases by 28% each year and decreases by 15% in the third year. If we start counting from the year 2012 approximately what will be the effect on the production of DELL Company in 2016?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 59
Suppose the production of the company in the year 2012 be x.

Then production of the company in year 2016,

= x × 118/100 × 118/100 × 75/100 × 128/100 = 1.33x

∴ Increase % in the production in year 2016,

= [(1.33x – x)/x] × 100 = 33%

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 60

The ratio of speed of man in still water to the speed of the current is:

I. A, B and C are three towns on a river which flows uniformly. B is equidistant from A and C.

II. A man rows from A to B and back in 20 hrs.

III. He can row from A to C (downstream) in 8 hrs.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 60
Let the speed of man in still water = x kmph

Speed of the current = y kmph

Speed downstream = (x + y) kmph

Speed upstream = (x + y) kmph

Let AB = BC = a

Then, AC = 2a

By (1) and (2),

By dividing (1) by (2)

4x - 4y = x + y

3x = 5y

x : y = 5 : 3

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 61

**Directions:** A question is followed by five statements given in five options. Read all the statements to find the answer for the given question and then answer accordingly that which statement given in options cannot give the answer alone.

**Q. Find the value of ‘R’ if a certain amount is invested at ‘R’% annual rate of compound interest and interest amount received after 3 years is Rs 15250.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 61
Let invested sum = P

Interest amount after 3 years = P [(1 + R/100)^{3}-1] = 15250 …………. (1)

**Statement (a):**

According to the statement:

(P x R x 4)/100=16000

PR = 400000 …………. (2)

From (1) and (2):

( P[(1+R/100)^{3}-1])/PR = 15250/400000 = 61/1600

((1 + R/100)^{3 }- 1)/R = 61/1600

1600(1 + R/100)^{3}-1600 = 61R

(1 + R/100)^{3 }= (61R + 1600)/1600 = 61R/1600+1

1+ R^{3}/100^{3} + 3R/100 + (3R^{2})/1002 = 61R/1600+1

(R^{3 }+ 3R x 100^{2 }+ 300R^{2})/100^{3} = 61R/1600

(R^{3 }+ 3R x 100^{2 }+ 300R^{2})/100^{2} = 61R/16

16R^{3} + 480000R + 4800R^{2} = 610000R

16R^{2} + 480000 + 4800R = 610000

16R^{2} – 130000 + 4800R = 0

R^{2 }– 8125 + 300R = 0

After solving:

R = 25

Statement (a) alone is sufficient.

**Statement (b):**

SI must be less than CI for same sum at same rate of interest.

SI amount after 3 years = 15250 – 3250 = Rs12000

According to the question:

According to the statement:

(P x R x 3)/100 = 12000

PR = 400000 …………. (3)

Since statement (2) and (3) are similar which means by using equations (1) and (3) we can calculate the value of ‘R’.

Statement (b) alone is sufficient.

**Statement (c):**

According to the question:

P[(1 + R/100)^{2} - 1]=9000…………….. (4)

From (1) and (4):

( P[(1 + R/100)^{3} - 1])/(P [(1 + R/100)^{2} - 1] ) = 15250/9000 = 61/36

[(1 + R/100)^{3} - 1]/[(1 + R/100)^{2} - 1] = 61/36

[{(1 + R/100) - 1}{(1 + R/100)^{2} + 1 + (1 + R/100) } ]/[{(1 + R/100) - 1}{(1 + R/100) + 1} ] = 61/36

((1 + R/100)^{2} + 1 + (1 + R/100))/((1 + R/100) + 1) = 61/36

36(1 + R/100)^{2} + 36 +3 6(1 + R/100) = 61(1 + R/100) + 61

36(1 + R/100)^{2} - 25(1 + R/100) - 25 = 0

36(1 + R/100)^{2} - 25(1 + R/100) - 25 = 0

36(1 + R/100)^{2} - 45(1 + R/100) + 20(1 + R/100) - 25=0

9(1 + R/100)[4(1 + R/100) - 5] + 5[4(1 + R/100) - 5] = 0

[4(1 + R/100) - 5][9(1 + R/100) + 5] = 0

[4(1 + R/100) - 5] = 0

1+ R/100 = 5/4 ⇒ R/100 = 1/4 ⇒ R = 25

[9(1 + R/100) + 5] = 0

1 + R/100 = -5/9 ⇒ R/100 = -14/9 ⇒ R = -1400/9(Invalid)

Statement (c) alone is sufficient.

Statement (d):

According to the question:

P(1 + R/100)^{3 }= 31250……………(5)

From (1) and (5):

31250 – P = 15250

P = 16000

From equation (5):

16000(1 + R/100)^{3} = 31250

(1 + R/100)^{3} = 31250/16000 = 125/64 = (5/4)^{3}

1+ R/100 = 5/4 ⇒ R/100=1/4 ⇒ R = 25

Statement (d) alone is sufficient.

Statement (e):

According to the question:

2P [(1 + R/100)^{3} - 1] = 30500

P [(1 + R/100)^{3} - 1] = 15250………….. (6)

Here equations (1) and (6) are similar which means we cannot determine the value of ‘R’.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 62

**Directions: Each questions contains an absolute value followed by Statement I, Statement II and Statement III. Which of the following statement should be same as the absolute value given and choose the correct answer accordingly?**

**45 km/h**

**Statement I: **A boat can cover ‘D – 5’ km upstream in 1 hour while it takes 48 min to cover ‘D – 6’ km downstream. If ratio of speed of boat in still water to the speed of stream is 10: 1, find the upstream speed of boat.

**Statement II:** Extra time taken to cover a distance while running with the speed of10 km/h less than the original speed is 24 min while 8.4 min can be saved while running with the speed of 5 km/h more than the original speed, find the original speed.

**Statement III:** A train can cross a platform of length 150 meters in 25.2 seconds while a pole in 14.4 seconds, find the speed of train.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 62
** Statement I:**

Let speed of boat in still water and speed of stream is ‘10x’ km/h and ‘x’ km/h, respectively.

According to the question:

(D - 5)/(10x - x) = 1

D – 5 = 9x

D = 9x + 5 …………. (1)

(D - 6)/(10x + x) = 48/60 = 4/5

From equation (1):

(9x + 5 - 6)/11x = 4/5

45x – 5 = 44x

x = 5

Upstream speed of boat = 10x – x = 9x = 45 km/h

**Statement II:**

Let distance covered is ‘D’ km, original speed is ‘S’ km/h, and original time to cover to ‘D’ km with speed ‘S’ km/h is ‘T’ hours.

According to the question:

T = D/S…………. (1)

D/(S - 10) = T + 24/60

From equation (1):

D/(S - 10) = D/S + 2/5

D/(S - 10) - D/S = 2/5

D[(S - S + 10)/S(S - 10) ] = 2/5

D = (2 S (S - 10))/50……………(2)

D/(S + 5) = T - 8.4/60

From equation (1):

D/(S + 5) = D/S - 7/50

D/S - D/(S + 5) = 7/50

D[(S + 5 - S)/S(S + 5) ] = 7/50

D = (7 S (S + 5))/250…….. (3)

From (2) and (3):

(2S(S – 10))/50 = (7 S (S + 5))/250

10S – 100 = 7S + 35

3S = 135

S = 45

Original speed = S = 45 km/h

**Statement III:**

Let the length of train is ‘D’ meters and speed of train is ‘S’ km/h.

According to the question:

(D + 150)/(S x 5/18) = 25.2…………….. (1)

D/(S x 5/18) = 14.4

D = 4S …………. (2)

From (1) and (2):

(4S + 150)/S = 7

4S + 150 = 7S

3S = 150

S = 50

Speed of train = S = 50 km/h

Hence, both the statements I and II satisfies the value given in the statement.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 63

In the figure given below, O is the centre of circle PAB is a secant, PT is a tangent and C is any point on the circle. Find the length of radius of circle.

**Statement I: **∠BCA = 30˚ and AB = 10 cm.

**Statement II: **PT = 12 cm, PA = 8 cm, and perpendicular length of chord AB from the centre is 5√3 cm.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 63
Statement I

∠BCA = 30˚

AB = 10 cm

We know that:

Angle subtended by an arc at the centre is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.

∠BOA = 2 x ∠BCA = 2 * 30˚ = 60˚

In △BOA:

OA = OB = Radius

We know that:

Angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle are equal.

∠OBA = ∠OAB

∠BOA + ∠OBA + ∠OAB = 180˚

∠OBA = ∠OAB = 60˚

△BOA is an equilateral triangle.

OA = OB = AB

Length of radius of circle = 10 cm

Statement I alone is sufficient.

Statement II:

PT = 12 cm

PA = 8 cm

Let OM is perpendicular to AB.

OM = 5√3 cm

We know that:

If PAB is a secant and PT is a tangent of a circle, then PA * PB =PT2

Let AB = x cm

PT2 = PA x PB

122 = 8 x (8 + x)

144 = 8 (8 + x)

18 = 8 + x

x = 10

AB = 10 cm

In △BOM:

OB^{2} = OM^{2} + BM^{2}

OB^{2 }= (5√3)^{2 }+ (10/2)^{2}

OB^{2 }= 75 + 25

OB^{2} = 100

OB = 10

Length of radius of circle = 10 cm

Statement II alone is sufficient.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 64

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

Different numbers of books are distributed in 4 different schools A, B, C and D in two different days Monday and Tuesday. Books are distributed in such a way that, only those students get books on Tuesday, who were absent on Monday and all the students, who were absent on Monday, were present on Tuesday. It is also known that, not all but some of those students, who were present on Monday, were also present on Tuesday, but did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Note:** Every student received only one book.

Total number of books distributed in a school = Number of books, distributed on Monday + Number of books, distributed on Tuesday

Number of books distributed in a school on Monday = Number of students, who were present on Monday

Number of books, distributed in a school on Tuesday = Number of students, who were present on Tuesday – Number of students, who did not receive books on Tueday

The students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, are those, who were also present on Monday.

Table given below shows the ratio of number of students, who were present on Monday to those, who were present on Tuesday. It shows the number of students, who received books on Tuesday and shows the ratio of number of students, who received books on Monday to those, who did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Q. Total number of students from schools A and D together who did not receive the book on Tuesday is what percent of those who did not receive the book on Tuesday from schools B and C together?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 64

**School A:**

Let number of students, who were present on Monday and Tuesday are ‘6a’ and ‘5a’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5a – 50

6a/ (5a – 50) = 9/5

6a = 9a – 90

a = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 6 x 30 = 180

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 150 – 50 = 100

**School B:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘b’ and ‘b’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = b – 40

b/ (b – 40) = 5/4

4b = 5b – 200

b = 200

Number of books distributed on Mon = 200

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 40 = 160

**School C:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘5c’ and ‘4c’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 4c – 30

5c/ (4c – 30) = 5/3

3c = 4c – 30

c = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 4 x 30 = 120

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 120 – 30 = 90

**School D:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘4d’ and ‘5d’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5d – 80

4d/ (5d – 80) = 4/3

3d = 5d – 80

d = 40

Number of books distributed on Mon = 4 x 40 = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 40 = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 80 = 120

Number of students in school A, who did not receive books on Tue = 100

Number of students in school B, who did not receive books on Tue = 160

Number of students in school C, who did not receive books on Tue = 90

Number of students in school D, who did not receive books on Tue = 120

Required percentage = [(100 + 120)/ (160 + 90)] x 100 = 88%

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 65

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

Different numbers of books are distributed in 4 different schools A, B, C and D in two different days Monday and Tuesday. Books are distributed in such a way that, only those students get books on Tuesday, who were absent on Monday and all the students, who were absent on Monday, were present on Tuesday. It is also known that, not all but some of those students, who were present on Monday, were also present on Tuesday, but did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Note:** Every student received only one book.

Total number of books distributed in a school = Number of books, distributed on Monday + Number of books, distributed on Tuesday

Number of books distributed in a school on Monday = Number of students, who were present on Monday

Number of books, distributed in a school on Tuesday = Number of students, who were present on Tuesday – Number of students, who did not receive books on Tueday

The students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, are those, who were also present on Monday.

Table given below shows the ratio of number of students, who were present on Monday to those, who were present on Tuesday. It shows the number of students, who received books on Tuesday and shows the ratio of number of students, who received books on Monday to those, who did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Q. What per cent of total number of students in school D, were present on both days?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 65

**School A:**

Let number of students, who were present on Monday and Tuesday are ‘6a’ and ‘5a’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5a – 50

6a/ (5a – 50) = 9/5

6a = 9a – 90

a = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 6 x 30 = 180

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 150 – 50 = 100

**School B:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘b’ and ‘b’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = b – 40

b/ (b – 40) = 5/4

4b = 5b – 200

b = 200

Number of books distributed on Mon = 200

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 40 = 160

**School C:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘5c’ and ‘4c’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 4c – 30

5c/ (4c – 30) = 5/3

3c = 4c – 30

c = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 4 x 30 = 120

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 120 – 30 = 90

**School D:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘4d’ and ‘5d’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5d – 80

4d/ (5d – 80) = 4/3

3d = 5d – 80

d = 40

Number of books distributed on Mon = 4 x 40 = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 40 = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 80 = 120

In school D, number of students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, were present on both days.

So, number of students in school D, who were present on both days = 120

Total number of students in school D = number of students, who received books on Mon + number of students, who received books on Tue

So, total number of students in school D = 160 + 80 = 240

Required percentage = (120/240) x 100 = 50%

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 66

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

Different numbers of books are distributed in 4 different schools A, B, C and D in two different days Monday and Tuesday. Books are distributed in such a way that, only those students get books on Tuesday, who were absent on Monday and all the students, who were absent on Monday, were present on Tuesday. It is also known that, not all but some of those students, who were present on Monday, were also present on Tuesday, but did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Note:** Every student received only one book.

Total number of books distributed in a school = Number of books, distributed on Monday + Number of books, distributed on Tuesday

Number of books distributed in a school on Monday = Number of students, who were present on Monday

Number of books, distributed in a school on Tuesday = Number of students, who were present on Tuesday – Number of students, who did not receive books on Tueday

The students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, are those, who were also present on Monday.

Table given below shows the ratio of number of students, who were present on Monday to those, who were present on Tuesday. It shows the number of students, who received books on Tuesday and shows the ratio of number of students, who received books on Monday to those, who did not receive books on Tuesday.

**Q. What per cent of total number of students, who were present on Tuesday in schools B and D together, did not receive books?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 66

**School A:**

Let number of students, who were present on Monday and Tuesday are ‘6a’ and ‘5a’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5a – 50

6a/ (5a – 50) = 9/5

6a = 9a – 90

a = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 6 x 30 = 180

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 150 – 50 = 100

**School B:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘b’ and ‘b’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = b – 40

b/ (b – 40) = 5/4

4b = 5b – 200

b = 200

Number of books distributed on Mon = 200

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 40 = 160

**School C:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘5c’ and ‘4c’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 4c – 30

5c/ (4c – 30) = 5/3

3c = 4c – 30

c = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 4 x 30 = 120

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 120 – 30 = 90

**School D:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘4d’ and ‘5d’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5d – 80

4d/ (5d – 80) = 4/3

3d = 5d – 80

d = 40

Number of books distributed on Mon = 4 x 40 = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 40 = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 80 = 120

Number of students, who were present on Tue in school B = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue in school B = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue in school D = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue in school D = 120

Required percentage = [(160 + 120)/ (200 + 200)] x 100 = 70%

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 67

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

**Note:** Every student received only one book.

Number of books distributed in a school on Monday = Number of students, who were present on Monday

The students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, are those, who were also present on Monday.

**Q. What is the ratio of number of books distributed in schools B and C together on Monday to those distributed in schools B and C together on Tuesday?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 67

**School A:**

Let number of students, who were present on Monday and Tuesday are ‘6a’ and ‘5a’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5a – 50

6a/ (5a – 50) = 9/5

6a = 9a – 90

a = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 6 x 30 = 180

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 150 – 50 = 100

**School B:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘b’ and ‘b’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = b – 40

b/ (b – 40) = 5/4

4b = 5b – 200

b = 200

Number of books distributed on Mon = 200

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 40 = 160

**School C:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘5c’ and ‘4c’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 4c – 30

5c/ (4c – 30) = 5/3

3c = 4c – 30

c = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 4 x 30 = 120

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 120 – 30 = 90

**School D:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘4d’ and ‘5d’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5d – 80

4d/ (5d – 80) = 4/3

3d = 5d – 80

d = 40

Number of books distributed on Mon = 4 x 40 = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 40 = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 80 = 120

Number of books, distributed in school B on Monday = 200

Number of books, distributed in school B on Tuesday = 40

Number of books, distributed in school C on Monday = 150

Number of books, distributed in school C on Tuesday = 30

Required ratio = (200 + 150): (40 + 30) = 350: 70 = 5: 1

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 68

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

**Note:** Every student received only one book.

Number of books distributed in a school on Monday = Number of students, who were present on Monday

The students, who did not receive books on Tuesday, are those, who were also present on Monday.

**Q. In school A, if 55% of the books, which were distributed on Monday, were distributed among boys and 70% of the books, which were distributed on Tuesday, were distributed among boys, then find the average of number of books distributed among girls on Monday and Tuesday? **

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 68

**School A:**

Let number of students, who were present on Monday and Tuesday are ‘6a’ and ‘5a’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5a – 50

6a/ (5a – 50) = 9/5

6a = 9a – 90

a = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 6 x 30 = 180

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 150 – 50 = 100

**School B:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘b’ and ‘b’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = b – 40

b/ (b – 40) = 5/4

4b = 5b – 200

b = 200

Number of books distributed on Mon = 200

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 40 = 160

**School C:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘5c’ and ‘4c’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 4c – 30

5c/ (4c – 30) = 5/3

3c = 4c – 30

c = 30

Number of books distributed on Mon = 5 x 30 = 150

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 4 x 30 = 120

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 120 – 30 = 90

**School D:**

Let number of students, who were present on Mon and Tue are ‘4d’ and ‘5d’ respectively.

So, number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 5d – 80

4d/ (5d – 80) = 4/3

3d = 5d – 80

d = 40

Number of books distributed on Mon = 4 x 40 = 160

Number of students, who were present on Tue = 5 x 40 = 200

Number of students, who did not receive books on Tue = 200 – 80 = 120

Number of books, distributed on Mon in school A = 180

So, number of books, distributed among girls on Mon in school A:

(100 – 55) % of 180 = 81

Number of books, distributed on Tue in school A = 50

So, number of books, distributed among girls on Tue in school A:

(100 – 70) % of 50 = 15

Required average = (81 + 15)/2 = 48

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 69

18 years ago the average age of a family of four members was 45 years. Two children were born in that span of 18 years. The present average age of the family remained unchanged. Among the two children who were born in between the 18 years, if the older child at present is 12 years more than the younger one, what is the respective ratio between the present age of the older child and the present age of the younger child?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 69
18 years ago,

The sum of age of a family of four members = 45 × 4 = 180 years

Now at present,

The sum of age of four members = 180 + 18 × 4 =252 years

Let the Present age of younger child be x years

And the present age of older child = (x + 12) years

Now, as per the question

252 + x + 12 + x = 45 × 6

⇒ 2x = 270 – 264

⇒ 2x = 6

⇒ x = 3

So the required ratio = (3 + 12) : 3 = 15 : 3 = 5 : 1

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 70

**Direction: The given table shows the different prices of six products sold by a store and the profit/loss in their sales, but some of the details is missing from the table. Study the table and answer the question that follow.**

Note: A positive (+) sign denotes profit, while a negative (–) sign denotes loss.

**Q. At what discount percentage should the store sell product C so as to earn a profit of 4% on the sale of product C?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 70
Marked price of product C = Rs. 7200

When the discount % is 40%, the store suffers a loss of Rs. 180

⇒ Selling price = 7200 – 40% of 7200 = Rs. 4320

⇒ Cost price = Selling price + loss = 4320 + 180 = Rs. 4500

Now, in order to earn a profit of 4% on the sale of product C,

⇒ Selling price = 4500 + 4% of 4500 = Rs. 4680

⇒ Discount price = Marked price – Selling price = 7200 – 4680 = Rs. 2520

∴ Discount % at which the product C should be sold = 2520 / 7200 × 100 = 35%

Hence, the correct option is (E).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 71

Note: A positive (+) sign denotes profit, while a negative (–) sign denotes loss.

**Q. If a successive discount of 10% is given on the product A, then the profit earned by the store decreases by Rs. 162. What was the initial discount offered by the store on product A?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 71
Let the initial discount offered by the store on product A be ‘x%’

∵ Selling price = Marked price – Discount

⇒ Selling price = 2160 – x% of 2160 = 2160 – 21.6x

Also, Profit earned = Selling price – Cost price

⇒ Profit earned = 2160 – 21.6x – 1440 = 720 – 21.6x

Now, when a successive discount of 10% is also given,

Selling price = 90% of (2160 – 21.6x) = 1944 – 19.44x

⇒ Profit earned = 1944 – 19.44x – 1440 = 504 – 19.44x

But, on giving the successive discount, the profit earned decreased by Rs. 162,

⇒ 720 – 21.6x – 504 – 19.44x = 162

⇒ 2.16x = 54

⇒ x = 25%

∴ The initial discount offered by the store on product A is 25%

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 72

Note: A positive (+) sign denotes profit, while a negative (–) sign denotes loss.

**Q. What percentage above the cost price is the price of the product B marked, if on increasing the discount price by 50%, the profit earned by the store is reduced to 1.5%?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 72
As we know, Marked price – Discount price = Selling price

⇒ MP – 20% of MP = 3480

⇒ MP = 3480 / 0.8 = Rs. 4350

⇒ Discount price = 20% of 4350 = Rs. 870

Now, when the discount price is increased by 50%, profit = 1.5%

⇒ New discount price = 150% of 870 = Rs. 1305

⇒ Selling price = 4350 – 1305 = Rs. 3045

∵ Cost price + Profit = Selling price

⇒ CP + 1.5% of CP = 3045

⇒ Cost price = 3045 / 1.015 = Rs. 3000

∴ The price of product B is marked

= × 100 = 45% above its cost price

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 73

Note: A positive (+) sign denotes profit, while a negative (–) sign denotes loss.

**Q. If the cost prices of the product D and E are in the ratio 4 ∶ 5, while their marked prices is in the ratio 5 ∶ 7, then find the difference between their cost prices.**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 73
Let the cost prices of the product D and E be Rs. ‘4x’ and Rs. ‘5x’ respectively

Profit earned on the sale of product D = Rs. 275

⇒ Selling price of product D = 4x + 275

∵ Product D was sold at a discount of 10%,

⇒ 90% of Marked price of product D = Selling price

⇒ Marked price of product D =

Similarly,

Loss on the sale of product E = 2%

⇒ Selling price of product E = 98% of Cost price = 98% of 5x = 4.9x

∵ Product E was sold at a discount of 30%,

⇒ 70% of Marked price of product E = 4.9x

⇒ Marked price of product E = 7x

Now, ratio of marked price of product D and E = 5∶ 7

⇒

⇒

⇒ 4x + 275 = 4.5x

⇒ x = 275 / 0.5 = Rs. 550

∴ Difference between the cost prices of product D & E = 5x – 4x = x = Rs. 550

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 74

Note: A positive (+) sign denotes profit, while a negative (–) sign denotes loss.

**Q. The price of the product F was marked 30% above its cost price. But, if it was marked 25% above its cost price, then at what discount should it be sold so as to earn the same profit?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 74
Profit earned on product F = Rs. 240

⇒ 15% of Cost price = 240

⇒ Cost price of product F = 240 / 0.15 = Rs. 1600

⇒ Selling price of product F = 1600 + 240 = Rs. 1840

Now, if the price was marked 25% above the cost price,

⇒ Marked price = 125% of 1600 = Rs. 2000

∵ The profit should remain the same, the selling price will also be the same,

⇒ Discount price = Marked price – Selling price = 2000 – 1840 = Rs. 160

∴ Discount % = 160 / 2000 × 100 = 8%

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 75

**Directions: Each question below contains a statement followed by Quantity I and Quantity II. You have to study the information along with the question and compare the value derived from Quantity I and Quantity II, then anwer:**

Quantity I > Quantity II

Quantity I < Quantity II

Quantity I ≤ Quantity II

Quantity I ≥ Quantity II

Quantity I = Quantity II or relationship cannot be established between Quantity I and Quantity II

**Quantity I: **Ram can do a piece of work in 20 days. If the efficiency of Ram is 66.67% of the efficiency of Mohan and the efficiency of Mohan is 25% less than the efficiency of Prakash then how long Prakash will take to do the same piece of work?

**Quantity II:** A person can type 50 pages in 10 hours then how many days will he take to type a book of 1320 pages? [Assume the person works continuously for 24hrs/day]

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 75

**Quantity I:**

Ram can do a work in 20 days.

Efficiency of Ram = 66.67% of efficiency of Mohan

So Mohan can do the same work in 20 x (3/2) days = 30 days

Now, Efficiency of Mohan = 75% of efficiency of Prakash

So Prakash can do the same work in 30 x 100/75 = 40 days.

**Quantity II:**

A person can type 50 pages in 10 hours.

So, a person can type 50/10 pages in 1 hour = 5 pages

Hence, a person a type (5 x 24) in 1 day (24 hours) = 120 pages

120 pages can be typed in 24 hours or 1 day

Similarly, 1320 pages can be typed in = (1/120) x 1320 = 11 days

Hence, Quantity I > Quantity II

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 76

A thief ran away from a police station situated in A towards B at 5 am with a speed of 20 km/hr. Inspector realised the breakdown at 8 am and started chasing the thief with speed of 30 km/hr. The distance between A and B is 240 km.

**Quantity I:** At what distance from B, Inspector will catch the thief?

**Quantity II: **If Inspector would have realised the breakdown at 6:30 am, then at what distance from A, would Inspector have caught the thief?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 76

Quantity I: Distance travelled by thief when police realised the breakdown = 3 x 20 = 60 km

Time taken by police to chase the thief = 60/(30 - 20) = 6 hour

Distance travelled by Police from A = 30 x 6 = 180 km

Distance Travelled by Police from B = 240 – 180 = 60 km

Quantity II: Distance travelled by thief when police realised the breakdown = 1.5 x 20 = 30 km

Time taken by police to chase the thief = 30/(30 - 20) = 3 hours

Required distance travelled by Police = 3 x 30 = 90 km

Hence, Quantity I < Quantity II

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 77

**Directions: Each question given below contains a statement followed by quantity I and quantity II. Find both to find the relationship among them. Mark your answer according**

**Quantity I: **Heights of two friends Umesh and Vivek are in the ratio of 1:3. If Umesh’s height increases by 10% and the total height of Umesh and Vivek together becomes 28 m, with an increase of 40%. By what percent the height of Vivek increase?

**Quantity II: **In a test, Vivek got 181 marks which was 43 more than the passing marks. In the same exam Chetna got 52% marks which was 70 more than the passing marks. What is the minimum passing percentage of the test?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 77

**Quantity I:**

Let the height of Umesh is x and Height of Vivek is 3x.

Given that 28 m height is the 40% percent increase of the original height H.

⇒ 140/100 xx` H = 28

⇒ W = `2800/140` m = 20 m

x + 3x = 20

⇒ x= 5 m

So height of Umesh = 5 m and of Vivek = 15 m

Vivek’s height = 28 - 5 `xx` `110/100` = 22.5

Increment in Vivek’s Height = (22.5 - 15) `xx` `100/15` = 50%

**Quantity II: **

Let maximum marks be N.

According to the question,

52N/100 - 70 = 181 – 43

⇒ 52N/100 = 138 + 70

⇒ 52N/100 = 208

∴ N = 400

Passing marks = 181 – 43 = 138

∴ Minimum passing marks percentage = (138/400) x 100% = 34.5%

Quantity I > Quantity II

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 78

**Directions: In each of the following questions, read the given statements carefully and compare the Quantity I and Quantity II on its basis. (Only quantityvalue is to be considered):**

Lengths of two trains A and B are (d + 65) m and (d + 15) m respectively and their speeds are (s + 7) m/s and (s + 17) m/s, respectively. Time taken by train B to cross train A, while running in same direction, is 40 seconds and time taken by train A to cross a pole is 15 seconds. [2 Mark]

**Quantity I:** Find that the value of ‘s’ is what per cent of the value of ‘d’.

**Quantity II:** Find the time taken by train B to cross a pole.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 78
Since, time taken by train B to cross train A, while running in same direction, is 40 seconds.

So,

(d + 65 + d + 15)/ (s + 17 – s – 7) = 40

d = 160

Since, time taken by train A to cross a pole is 15 seconds.

So,

(160 + 65)/ (s + 7) = 15

s = 8

Length of train A = 160 + 65 = 225 m

Length of train B = 160 + 15 = 175 m

Speed of train A = 8 + 7 = 15 m/s

Speed of train B = 8 + 17 = 25 m/s

**Quantity I:**

Value of ‘s’ = 8

Value of ‘d’ = 160

Required percentage = (8/160) x100 = 5%

**Quantity II:**

Length of train B = 175 m

Speed of train B = 25 m/s

So, time taken by train B to cross a pole = 175/25 = 7 seconds

Hence, Quantity I < Quantity II

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 79

**Directions: Study the following data carefully and answer the questions:**

Three equations are given below, from which you must find the values of ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’:

I: a – b – c = 2

II: a + b + c = 22

III: a + b – c = 10

**Q. If present age of A is ‘a’ year, present age of B is ‘b’ years and present age of C is ‘c’ years, then find that after 2 years, C’s age will be what per cent of the sum of A’s and B’s age at that time?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 79

**From equations (II) and (III):**

2(a + b) = 32

a + b = 16------(IV)

**From equation (II)and (IV):**

a + b + c = 22

c = 6

**From equation (I):**

a – b – c = 2

Substitute the value of C

a – b = 8

Since, a + b = 16 and a – b = 8

So, a = (16 + 8)/2 = 12

And b = (16 – 8)/2 = 4

Now,

A’s present age = 12 years

A’s age after 2 years = 14 years

B’s present age = 4 years

B’s age after 2 years = 6 years

C’s present age = 6 years

C’s age after 2 years = 8 years

Required percentage = [8/ (14 + 6)] x 100 = 40%

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 80

**Directions: In each of the following questions, read the given statements carefully and compare the Quantity I and Quantity II on its basis. (Only quantity value is to be considered):**

**Quantity I: **Average of the present age of A and B is 18 years, which is equal to C’s present age. Average of present ages of C and D is 14 years. If A’s present age is 110% more than D’s present age, then find B’s present age.

**Quantity II:** Difference between CI and SI on a certain sum at certain rate of interest after 2 years is ‘P’ rupees and after 3 years is ‘Q’ rupees. If ratio of ‘P’ to ‘Q’ is 20: 63, then find the rate of interest.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 80

**Quantity I:**

C’s present age = 18 years

Since, average of present ages of C and D is 14 years

So, D’s present age = (2 x 14) – 18 = 10 years

And A’s present age = 210% of 10 = 21 years

Since, average of present age of A and B is 18 years

So, B’s present age = (2 x 18) – 21 = 15 years

**Quantity II:**

Let certain amount = ‘x’ rupees

Let rate of interest = R%

So,

P = x * (R/100)^{2}

And,

Q = x x (R/100)^{2} x (300 + R)/100

Since, P/Q = 20/63

[x * (R/100)^{2} (300 + R)/100]/ [x * (R/100)^{2}] = 63/20

(300 + R)/100 = 63/20

R = 15%

Hence, Quantity I = Quantity II

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 81

Authorities in which country have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 81
Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air.

The new variant is an Indian variant with mutations that originally belong to the UK and it is very dangerous.

Vietnam would soon publish genome data of it, which is more transmissible than the previously known types.

**Vietnam:**

Capital - Hanoi.

Currency - Vietnamese dong.

President - Nguyen Phu Trong.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 82

In May 2021, the government has announced a 100% guarantee cover to loans up to how many rupees (in crore) to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical colleges for setting up on-site oxygen generation plants?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 82
The government on 30 May 2021 announced a 3-month extension of its Rs. 3 lakh cr. Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS).

It is extended to 30 September 2021, from June 30, 2021, or till guarantees for an amount of Rs. 3 lakh cr. are issued.

It also announced a 100% guarantee cover to loans up to Rs. 2 crores to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical colleges for setting up on-site oxygen generation plants.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 83

The centre has reconstituted the six Empowered Groups into ten groups to tackle the COVID situation in the country. Who will head the Emergency Management Plan Group and the ten-member panel on vaccination?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 83
The center has reconstituted the six Empowered Groups into ten groups to tackle the COVID situation in the country.

The decision is aimed at further improving the efforts in catering to the current need of COVID management.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul will head the Emergency Management Plan Group and the ten-member panel on vaccination.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Balram Bhargava has been made the convener of the panel on COVID testing.

Economic and Welfare Measures group which has been tasked with emerging issues related to growth and employment will be headed by Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth.

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla will be the convenor of the 12 member Empowered Group on Pandemic Response and Coordination.

An 11 member group headed by Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare will look after the steps on information, communication, and public engagement.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 84

Consider the following pairs.

**Q. Which among the above pairs is/are correct?**

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 84

**Soft Currency:**

This term is used in the foreign exchange market.

It denotes the currency that is easily available in any economy in its forex market.

The value of this currency fluctuates, predominantly lower, as a result of the country's political or economic uncertainty.

For instance, the rupee is a soft currency in the Indian forex market.

**Hot Currency:**

This term is used in the foreign exchange market.

It is a temporary name for any hard currency.

It refers to funds that are controlled by investors who actively seek short-term returns.

If a hard currency is exiting an economy at a fast pace for the first time due to certain reasons, the hard currency is knowns to be hot.

Heated Currency:

This term is used in the foreign exchange market.

It denotes the domestic currency which is under enough pressure of depreciation due to a hard currency's high tendency of exiting the economy.

It is also known as currency under heat or under hammering.

**Cheap Currency:**

The money that flows into the economy when the government repurchases its bonds before maturities.

In the banking industry, it means a period of comparatively lower/softer interest rates regime.

Hence, the correct option is (E).

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 85
**FDI Stands for Foreign Direct Investment.**

It is an investment made by a firm or individual in one country into business interests located in another country.

However, FID's are distinguished from portfolio investments in which an investor merely purchases equities of foreign-based companies.

It plays an important role in the economic development of a country.

There are 3 types of FDI:

Horizontal FDI

Vertical FDI

Conglomerate FDI

**Horizontal FDI: **

It is where funds are invested abroad in the same industry.

In other words, a business invests in a foreign firm that produces similar goods.

For example, a US-based firm may purchase Puma, a Germany-based firm.

They are both in the industry of sportswear and therefore would be classified as a form of horizontal FDI.

**Vertical FDI:**

Vertical FDI is where an investment is made within the supply chain, but not directly in the same industry.

In other words, a business invests in a foreign firm that it may supply or sell too. For example, Hershey's, a US Manufacturer may look to invest in cocoa products in Brazil.

This is known as backward vertical integration because the firm is purchasing a supplier, or potential supplier, in the supply chain.

**Conglomerate FDI:**

It is where an investment is made in a completely different industry. In other words, it is not linked in any direct way to the investor's business.

For Example, Walmart, a US retailer, may invest in BMW, a German automobile manufacturer.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 86

In which of the following IIT, India’s first Centre for Excellence in Research on Drone/UAV Technology and Artificial Intelligence has been launched?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 86
On 09 November 2021; the country’s first centre for excellence in research on Drone Technology and Artificial Intelligence launched at IIT Guwahati.

It was inaugurated by Union minister V K Singh at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

It should be noted that nowadays drones offer tremendous benefits to almost all sectors of the economy.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) V K Singh said unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be significant creators of employment and economic growth.

He said that UAV’s now emerged as a necessity due to their reach, versatility, and ease of use, especially in remote and inaccessible areas of the country.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 87

India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021 has held virtually from 30 November to 3 December 2021. Where is the headquarters of ITU located?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 87
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have commenced India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021.

It is intended for Indian entities especially Critical Network Infrastructure operators.

It is a four days virtual event being held from 30 November to 3 December 2021.

More than 400 participants from critical sectors participated in the inaugural session.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. It was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Geneva.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 88

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery has been observed on December 2 every year. In which year was the day initiated by the UN?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 88
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on December 2 every year.

It marks the date of the adoption of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others in 1949.

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, etc.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 89

Who among the following has claimed the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the 64^{th} National Shooting Championship Competitions held in Bhopal?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 89
In shooting, Rajshree Sancheti claimed the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the 64^{th }National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) in Bhopal on 30 November 2021. Zeena Khitta of Himachal Pradesh won silver while Shreya Agrawal won bronze.

In the junior women’s 10m air rifle event, Tamil Nadu’s R. Narmada Nithin won the gold.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 90

Recently the Prime Minister Modi has inaugurated the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor. It will have a wildlife elevated corridor for ________ kilometers.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 90
Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of 11 development projects.

This includes the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun).

It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, etc.

It will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 kilometers) for unrestricted wildlife movement.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 91

Who among the following has authored the book titled ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya – Nationhood in our Times’?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 91
The book titled “Sunrise over Ayodhya – Nationhood in our Times” written by former union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been released recently.

The book was about unity between Hindus and Muslims and about creating an awareness that the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya was a good one.

The 354-page book that Khurshid said analysed the juridical history and consequences of the long-standing Ayodhya dispute

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 92

As per the data released by the government , the Indian economy has grewn by _______in the second quarter of the current fiscal (2021-22).

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 92
The Indian economy grew 8.4% in the second quarter of the current fiscal (2021-22).

Data released by the statistics department showed that the agriculture sector grew 4.5% during the July-September quarter.

Data separately released by the Controller General of Accounts showed that the Centre had exhausted 52.4% of its total expenditure target by October.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 93

Which among the following bank has announced a tie-up with Europe-based payment and transactional service firm, Worldline?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 93
Kotak Mahindra Bank has announced a tie-up with Europe-based payment and transactional service firm, Worldline. It will enable equated monthly installments (EMIs) payments via Kotak debit cards in India. The minimum purchase value to avail EMIs on the Kotak debit cards facility is Rs. 5,000, and customers have the flexibility to repay the loan over tenures between three months and 12 months.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 94

Which among the following nation has signed the biggest international order for 80 French-made Rafale fighter jets in December 2021?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 94

The United Arab Emirates has signed a deal for 80 French-made Rafale fighter jets in December 2021.

It is the biggest international order ever made for the warplanes.

The UAE has also agreed to buy 12 Caracal military transport helicopters.

The deal for the jets and helicopters is worth around €17 billion.

India has a deal of 36 Rafale fighter jets with France.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 95

Which among the following bank has announced the country's first-ever standalone metal debit card in partnership with Visa?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 95
IDFC FIRST Bank has announced the launch of FIRST Private Infinite.

It is the country’s first-ever standalone metal debit card.

It has been developed in partnership with Visa.

FIRST Private Infinite is a lifetime free card designed specifically for customers who are part of the Bank’s FIRST Private program, premium savings and wealth offering.

About IDFC First Bank

Headquarters: Mumbai

**CEO:** V. Vaidyanathan

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 96
China beat defending champion Japan in the Uber Cup final with a 3 - 1 victory.

This is the 15^{th} time China have won the competition.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 97

________ became India's 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at First Saturday Grand Master (GM) in Budapest, Hungary.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 97
Fifteen-year-old Divya Deshmukh became India's 21st Woman Grand Master (WGM) after achieving her 2nd International Master (IM) at First Saturday Grand Master (GM) in Budapest, Hungary.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 98

Who is the new chairman of banking industry lobby group Indian Bank's Association for 2021 - 22?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 98
A K Goel, managing director and chief executive (MD & CEO), UCO Bank is new chairman of banking industry lobby group Indian Bank's Association for 2021-22. He succeeds Rajkiran Rai G, MD & CEO, Union Bank of India.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 99
India defeated Nepal 3-0 to win its eighth SAFF Championship title.

This is the Indian football team's first title triumph under head coach Igor Stimac.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 100

On which date International Stuttering Awareness Day or International Stammering Awareness Day is observed annually?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 100
International Stuttering Awareness Day or International Stammering Awareness Day is observed annually on 22 October.

The date was designated International Stuttering Awareness Day in 1998. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the issues faced by millions of people – one percent of the world's population – who stutter, or stammer.

Theme 2021: Journey of Words – Resilience and Bouncing Back

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 101

Which company has partnered with Amazon Web Services to protect customer data from ransomware?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 101
Dell Technologies has partnered with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company.

It will protect customer data from ransomware by bringing Dell’s cyber recovery solution to the AWS Marketplace with the launch of Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS.

Through the AWS Marketplace, customers can easily purchase and deploy an air-gapped cyber vault from Dell.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 102

The RBI has appointed a 3-member advisory committee to assist the administrator for which of the following company?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 102
RBI has appointed a 3-member advisory committee to assist the administrator of Reliance Capital.

The members of the committee are Sanjeev Nautiyal, ex-deputy MD of SBI; Srinivasan Varadarajan, ex-DMD, Axis Bank; and Praveen P Kadle, ex-MD and CEO, Tata Capital.

Reliance Capital is the third shadow lender to be seized by the RBI, after Dewan Housing Finance and Srei Infrastructure Finance.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 103

What amount of financial assistance would be provided under the social security scheme in Odisha for the event of a hawker’s death due to an accident?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 103
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on 1 Dec 2021 announced a social security scheme for newspaper hawkers across the state.

Under the scheme, in the event of a hawker’s death due to an accident, an assistance of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to their next of kin and in case of natural death, the assistance of Rs 1 lakh will be provided.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 104

Which edition of the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland has begun on 1 December 2021?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 104
The 22^{nd }Hornbill Festival of Nagaland began on 1 December 2021.

The festival is taking place after a gap of 1 year. It is being held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. It will continue for 10 days. Organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments, the Hornbill Festival showcases various cultural displays under one roof. The festival was first organized in the year 2000.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 105

As per the data released by RBI, which state has displaced Maharashtra to emerge as the largest manufacturing hub in the country?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 105
Gujarat state’s Gross Value Addition (GVA) growing at 15.9 % annually (in manufacturing) on average between FY’12 and FY’20 to touch Rs 5.11 lakh crore.

Gujarat displaced Maharashtra state.

Rajasthan and Telangana were among the worst performer states which were already among the top ten.

RBI has released this data.

Higher investment in Gujarat during the period likely played a key role in allowing the state to outpace the rest of the country in manufacturing growth.

Maharashtra however continues to lead as the nation’s biggest services hub.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 106

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 106
The center has reconstituted the six Empowered Groups into ten groups to tackle the COVID situation in the country.

The decision is aimed at further improving the efforts in catering to the current need of COVID management.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul will head the Emergency Management Plan Group and the ten-member panel on vaccination.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Balram Bhargava has been made the convener of the panel on COVID testing.

Economic and Welfare Measures group which has been tasked with emerging issues related to growth and employment will be headed by Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth.

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla will be the convenor of the 12 member Empowered Group on Pandemic Response and Coordination.

An 11 member group headed by Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare will look after the steps on information, communication, and public engagement.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 107

BJ Thomas passed away in May 2021. He won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' song, in which year?

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 107
The 5^{th} time Grammy winner singer BJ Thomas passed away in May 2021.

The pop star was best known for singing the classic 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head', which made him win an Oscar for best original song.

Raindrops Keep Fallin' also made him win The Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2014.

Thomas also authored two books including the autobiography 'Home Where I Belong'.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 108

An ______ is an investment made by a firm or individual in one country into business interests located in another country.

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**Foreign direct investment(FDI):**

Foreign direct investment(FDI) refers to a situation where a foreign entity obtains ownership or control rights over the shares of a company in a country or establishes a company in that country.

Foreign direct investment(FDI) is not only an inflow of capital but also an inflow of technology, knowledge, skills.

It is the main source of non-debt financial resources for the economic development of a country.

Foreign direct investment tends to take place in economies with growth prospects and skilled labor.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 109

**Consider the following statements related to the Anaemia Mukt Bharat and choose the correct statements.**

Anaemia Mukt Bharat aims to strengthen the existing mechanisms and foster newer strategies for tackling anemia. It was launched by Niti Ayog.

It focuses on six target beneficiary groups, through six interventions and six institutional mechanisms to achieve the envisaged target under the POSHAN Abhiyan.

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has developed the Anemia Mukt Bharat strategy and Operational Guidelines, providing preventive and curative mechanisms.

The Anemia Mukt Bharat- intensified Iron-plus Initiative aims to strengthen the existing mechanisms and foster newer strategies for tackling anemia. It focuses on six target beneficiary groups, through six interventions and six institutional mechanisms to achieve the envisaged target under the POSHAN Abhiyan.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 110

Which one of the following statements about ‘Lok Adalat’ is incorrect?

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Under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 Lok Adalats have been given statutory status.

The decisions of Lok Adalats are considered as a verdict of Civil court and is binding on all parties.

There is no provision for an appeal against the verdict made by Lok Adalat.

Composition of Lok Adalats-

A Chairman, Two members, and one social worker.

Chairman must be a sitting or retired judicial officer.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 111

Who has been roped in as the ambassador of the Russian Film Festival in India?

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Producer Imtiaz Ali has been roped in as the ambassador of the Russian Film Festival in India.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 112

__________ Government launched 'Mera Ghar Mere Naam' scheme to give ownership rights to people living in houses within the 'lal lakir' of villages and cities.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi launched 'Mera Ghar Mere Naam' scheme to give ownership rights to people living in houses within the 'lal lakir' of villages and cities.

'Lal lakir' refers to land that is part of the village habitation and is used for non-agriculture purposes only.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 113

What is India’s rank in Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 which is released by Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe?

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Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 is released which was prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe.

Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five.

India slipped to 101^{st} position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94^{th}.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 114

What is India’s rank in Mercer Global Pension Index (2021 MCGPI) released by Mercer Consulting?

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Mercer Consulting has come up with the 13^{th} edition of the Mercer Global Pension Index (2021 MCGPI).

Top Ranked Nations: Iceland has topped this ranking with an index value of 84.2 followed by the Netherlands with 83.5 and Norway with 82.0.

India’s Rank: India has been ranked at 40th position out of 43 countries in the survey.

Lowest Ranked Nation: Thailand had the lowest overall index value at 40.6.

Detailed Solution for SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 115
The 2021 Indian Premier League was the fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played in the United Arab Emirates.

Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL 2021 final to win their fourth title.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 116

Lotus Petal Foundation has been conferred with the Mahatma Award 2021 for Social Impact. The NGO is based in which city?

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Lotus Petal Foundation, a Gurugram based NGO, has been conferred with the prestigious Mahatma Award 2021 for Social Impact.

The non-profit organisation has been recognised for their high impact interventions in education, healthcare and nutrition for underprivileged children and their community living in urban and semi-urban areas of the city.

The award was received by Lotus Petal Foundation Co-Founders, Kushal Chakravorty, and Saloni Bhardwaj.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 117

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, FalguniNayar has become the India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire. She is the founder of which beauty start-up?

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Beauty startup Nykaa’s founder Falguni Nayar has become India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as shares made a strong stock market debut.

Nayar, who owns about half of Nykaa, is now worth about $6.5 billion as shares of the firm surged as much as 89% when they started trading.

FSN E-Commerce Ventures, Nykaa’s parent entity, is India’s first woman-led unicorn to hit the stock exchange.

**About Nykaa**

**Established:**2012**Headquarters:**Mumbai, Maharashtra

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 118

Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Mago has been taken over as the 34th Commandant of National Defence College on December 1. He replaced whom?

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Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Mago has taken over as the 34th Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi.

He took over from Air Marshal D Choudhury who superannuated on Nov 30, 2021.

He has been awarded YudhSeva Medal and Sena Medal (twice) for his distinguished services.

The General Officer has distinguished himself on two United Nations peacekeeping assignments in Somalia.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 119

FW de Klerk passed away recently. He was the former President of which nation?

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Former South African president FW de Klerk died at his Cape Town home at the age of 85, his organization announced.

De Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela, with whom he worked to fully dismantle the apartheid regime.

De Klerk was a controversial figure in South Africa where many blamed him for violence against Black South Africans and anti-apartheid activists during his time in power, while some white South Africans saw his efforts to end apartheid as a betrayal.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 120

In November 2021 the Indian Navy got it’s _________submarine, INS Vela under Project75.

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The Indian Navy got its fourth submarine INS Vela under Project75 after completing all trails at sea, the Indian Navy said.

Project75 includes the construction of six submarines of Scorpene design. These submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.

Three submarines Under Project-75 that are functional are INS Karanj, INS Kalvari, and INS Khanderi. INS Vagir was launched last year and the sixth one, INS Vagsheer, is under construction.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 121

**Directions: Question has a blank that is to be filled by the most appropriate option among the given set of options:**

**Q. Within minutes, I was a quivering wreck. My mind was drifting away from reality, ________ only by a narrow thread that might snap at any moment. Heart pounding, palms sweating. I clutched my head, blinking, hyperventilating, nerves jangling at 9000 rpm.**

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In this statement, it is said that the mind was drifting away (floating) but was joined by a thread that might break at any moment. The option closest in meaning to ‘joined’ is ‘tethered’. The word ‘supported’ does not bring out the appropriate sense of ‘joined’, therefore it will not be taken as the answer.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 122

**Q. The rules of economics have changed – from thinking that inflation is a problem that needed to be _____________ to the Central banks now viewing low inflation as the problem.**

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The hint lies in understanding the part of the sentence after the blank which talks about ‘low inflation’ that is a problem. This means the Central banks are now not completely in favour of curbing or limiting inflation (which has usually been a trend) and rather are worried about the low inflation. Options (d) inhibited (hindered, obstructed) and option (c) supplant (to replace) do no not fit in the context. Also, they don’t need to increase the problem so escalate in option (b) is also ruled out. Between (a) and (e); (e) will be a winner as they are not concerned just about addressing (tackling the problem as they are already doing it) but containing (controlling, limiting) inflation is not their focus now is what the sentence says.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 123

**Q. How can patently extra-legal killings, conducted under the cloak of secrecy, be even remotely equated with legally sanctioned executions or legitimate acts of war both sanctioned by public consensus? Certainly the encounter killings were illegal, they ____________ and made a cruel mockery of the law their perpetrators were meant to uphold.**

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The statement cites encounter killings as illegal and declares it as breaking the rules of law. The option closest in meaning to ‘breaking the law’ is ‘transgress’. Words ‘disregard’ and ‘neglect’ are also close choices but they elicit only ignoring the law and do not bring forth breaking of it.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 124

**Q. As the corporate learning market matures, we __________ many more consolidations, nurturing many like-minded mergers in the industry to bring in top value players to the fore.**

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The sentence talks about a long term vision which says that with the need of growing corporate learning in the market, they are looking for like-minded people or organizations coming together to make it happen. Assumed in option (d) is vague. Aim could still have been okay but aimed would be grammatically incorrect so option (b) ruled out. Enliven means putting life into things or making them cheerful so this is also not the context here which brings us to option (a) envision (to have a long term vision) being the correct answer.

SBI PO Mains Mock Test - 2 - Question 125

**Direction: Read the passage given below and then answer the questions given below the passage. Some words may be highlighted for your attention. Read carefully.**

There is a lot of talk these days, not so much among government circles as among the ‘strategic community’, about India being a major or even global power, with the capability, even responsibility, to play an ‘important role’ on the world stage as a balancing power between major powers and as a ‘security provider’ to others. We need to temper this **rhetoric**, be more realistic and less ambitious. The dividing line between national pride and national ego can be thin. India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was convinced that India was bound to play an increasing and beneficent part in world affairs. He had developed a zeal for diplomacy that was not backed by the needed military and economic hard power. He was banking on our moral high ground because he and the nation were proud of the non-violent manner in which we had achieved our independence. As early as 1948, he declared: “India had already become the fourth or fifth most influential country in the United Nations.” This was a strange claim; just a year earlier, we were forced to withdraw our candidature for the Security Council when Ukraine, which was contesting the same seat, secured more votes than us in seven successive ballots in a single day. We have been afflicted with this malady ever since.

Over the decades, no doubt influenced by our experience in the early years in Kashmir and China, the idealist strain has diminished and eventually disappeared altogether; national interest alone would guide our policy. This is not necessarily an undesirable thing. The only cave