SBI PO Exam – Solved Model Question Paper 17

  1. Statements Some benches are walls. All wall are houses. Some houses are jungles. All jungles are roads.
    Conclusions
    I. Some roads are benches
    II. Some jungles are walls
    III. Some houses are benches
    IV. Some roads are houses

(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only I and III follow
(3) Only III and IV follow
(4) Only II , III and IV follow
(5) None of the above

Ans : (3)
Conclusions
I. X
II. X
III. v
IV. v
Only III and IV follow.

Directions (Q. 16-20) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees of an organization working in three department viz. Personnel Administration and Marketing with not more than three of them in any department. Each of them has a different choice of sports from football, cricket, volleyball badminton, lawn tennis, basketball, hockey and table tennis not necessarily in the same order.
D works in Administration and does not like either football or cricket. F works in Personnel with only A who likes table tennis. E and H do not work in the same department as D. C likes hockey and does not work in Marketing. G does not work in Administration and does not like either cricket or badminton. One of those who work in Administration likes football. The one who likes volley ball works in personnel. None of those who work in Administration likes either badminton or lawn tennis. H does not like cricket.

  1. Which of the following groups of employees work in Administration department ?
    (1) EGH
    (2) AF
    (3) BCD
    (4) BGD
    (5) Data inadequate

Ans : (3)

  1. In which department does E work ?
    (1) Personnel
    (2) Marketing
    (3) Administration
    (4) Data inadequate
    (5) None of these

Ans : (2)

  1. What is E’s favourite sport ?
    (1) Cricket
    (2) Badminton
    (3) Basketball
    (4) Lawn Tennis
    (5) None of these

Ans : (1)

  1. Which of the following combinations of employee department – favourite sport is correct ?
    (1) E-Administration – Cricket
    (2) F-Personnel -Lawn Tennis
    (3) H-Marketing -Lawn Tennis
    (4) B-Administration -Table Tennis
    (5) None of these

Ans : (5)

  1. What is G’s favourite sport ?
    (1) Cricket
    (2) Badminton
    (3) Basketball
    (4) Lawn Tennis
    (5) None of these

Ans : (4)

Solutions (16-20)

Person

A B C D E F G H Department Personnel Administration Administration Administration Marketing Personnel Marketing Marketing Sports Table
Tennis Football Hockey Basket ball Cricket Volleyball Lawn Tennis Badminton
Direction (Q.21-25) In the following questions, the symbols @, $, *, # and & are used with the following meaning as illustrated below :

‘P $ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P & Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

  1. Statements N & B, B $ W, W#H, H*M
    Conclusions I. M @ W
    II. H @ N
    III. W & N
    IV. W # N

(1) Only I is true
(2) Only III is true
(3) Only IV is true
(4) Only either III or IV is true
(5) Only either III or IV and I are true

Ans : (5)
Expl : N= B, B> W, W <H, H< Q
So, N= B> W < H < M
I. M > W (True)
II. H > N (False)
III. W = N] or
IV. W< N ]
.: N > W

  1. Statements R * D, D$J, J#M, M @K
    Conclusions I. K # J
    II. D@M
    III.R#M
    IV. D @ K
    (1) None is true
    (2) Only I is true
    (3) Only II is true
    (4) Only III is true
    (5) Only IV is true

Ans : (1)
Expl : R< D, D>J, J<M, M>K
So R< D>J<M>K
I. K < J (False)
II. D>M (False)
III. R<M (False)
IV. D>K (False)
So, none is true.

  1. Statements H@T, T#F, F&E, E * V
    Conclusions I. V$ F
    II. E @ T
    III. H @ V
    IV. T # V
    (1) Only I, II and III are true
    (2) Only I, II and IV are true
    (3) Only II, III and IV are true
    (4) Only I, III and IV are true
    (5) All I, II, III and IV are true
    Ans : (2)
    Expl : H>T, T<F, F=E, E<V
    So, H > T<F= E<V
    I. V> F (True)
    II. E >T (True)
    III. H>V (False)
    IV. T<V (True)
    So, only I, II and IV are true.
  2. Statements D#R, R*K, K @ F, F$J
    Conclusions I. J #R
    II. J # K
    III. R # F
    IV. K @ D
    (1) Only I, II and III are true
    (2) Only II, III and IV are true
    (3) Only I, III and IV are true
    (4) All I, II, III and IV are true
    (5) None of the above
    Ans : (5)
    Expl : D<R, R<K, K>F, F>J
    So, D<R <K>F>J
    I. J < R (False)
    II. J<K (True)
    III. R<F (False)
    IV. K>D (True)
    So, Only II and IV are true.
  3. Statements M$K, K @ N, N * R, R#W
    Conclusions I. W @ K
    II. M $ R
    III. K @ W
    IV. M @ N
    (1) Only I and II are true
    (2) Only I, II and III are true
    (3) Only III and IV are true
    (4) Only II, III and IV are true
    (5) None of the above
    Ans : (5)
    Expl : M>K, K>N, N<R, R<W
    So, M>K>N<R<W
    I. W > K (False)
    II. M> R (False)
    III. K>W (False)
    IV. M>N (True)
    So, only IV is true.

Direction (Q.26-30) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Following are the conditions for selecting senior Manager-Credit in bank. The candidate must

(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 60 percent marks.
(ii) have post qualification work experience of at least ten years in the Advances Section of a bank.
(iii) be at least 30 years and not more than 40 years as on 01.04.2010.
(iv) have secured at least 40 per cent marks in the group discussion
(v) have secured at least 50 per cent marks in interview

Except
(a) at (i) above but has secured at least 50 per cent marks in graduation and at least 60 per cent marks in post graduation and at least 60 per cent marks in post graduation in and discipline the case is to be referred to the General Manager -Advances.
(b) at (ii) above but has total post qualification work experience of at least seven years out of which at least three years as Manager-credit in a bank the case is to be referred to Executive Director.
In each question, below details of one candidate is given.
You have to take one of the following courses of action based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.04.2010.
Give answer (1) if the case is to be referred to Executive Director
Give answer (2) if the case is to be referred to General Manager-Advances
Give answer (3) if the data are inadequate to take a decision.
Give answer (4) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Give answer (5) if the candidate is to be selected.

  1. Prakash Gokhale was born on 4th August 1977. He has secured 65 per cent marks in post graduation and 58 per cent marks in graduation. He has been working for the past ten years in the Advances Department of a bank after completing his post graduation. He has secured 45 per cent marks in the group discussion and 50 per cent marks in the interview.

Ans : (2)
Expl : Prakash has less than 62% in graduation but more than 60 % in PG. So, his case is to be referred to the GM-advances.

  1. Amit Narayan was born on 28th May 1974. He has been working in the Advances Department of a bank for the past eleven years after completing his B.Sc degree with 65 per cent marks. He has secured 55 percent marks in the group discussion and 50 per cent marks in the interview.
    Ans : (5)
    Expl : Amit Narayan fulfils all requirement.
  2. Shobha Gupta has secured 50 per cent marks in the interview and 40 per cent marks in the group discussion. She has been working for the past eight years out of which four years as Manager-Credit in a bank after completing her B.A. degree with 60 per cent marks. She was born on 12th September, 1978.

Ans : (1)
Expl : Shobha Gupta does not fulfil condition II but B fulfils. So her case is to be referred to the ED.

  1. Rohan Maskare was born on 8th March 1974. He has been working in a bank for the past twelve years after completing his B. Com degree with 70 per cent marks. He has secured 50 per cent marks in both the group discussion and the interview.
    Ans : (3)
    Expl : Data insufficient (experience in advances department is not clear)
  2. Sudha Mehrota has been working in the Advances Department of a bank for the past twelve years after completing her B.Com degree with 60 per cent marks. She has secured 50 per cent marks in the group discussion and 40 percent marks in the interview. She was born on 15th February 1972.
    Ans : (4)
    Expl : Sudha Mehrotra has less than 50 % marks in interview. So, she is not to be selected.