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**State Bank of India (SBI)** is going to conduct examination for its recruitment for the post of Probationary Officers (SBI PO 2018) for a total of 2000 vacancies.

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The examination will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview. The Preliminary Exam is scheduled on **1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018. **Details of the exam are as under:

Practice the questions so as to familiarize yourself with the pattern of questions to be asked in the exam.

**Directions(1-5):** Find the missing term of the series.

- 19, 26, 40, 68, 124, ?
236199210148221Option A

19, 26, 40, 68, 124, ?

19 + 1 × 7 = 19 + 7 = 26

26 + 2 × 7 = 26 + 14 = 40

40 + 4 × 7 = 40 + 28 = 68

68 + 8 × 7 = 68 + 56 = 124

124 + 16 × 7 = 124 + 112 = 236 - 0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ?
250320333336315Option D

0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ?

0 + 1 × 6 = 6

6 + 2 × 9 = 24

24 + 3 × 12 = 60

60 + 4 × 15 = 120

120 + 5 × 18 = 210

210 + 6 × 21 = 210 + 126 = 336 - 12, ?, 168, 504, 1260, 2520
4030486255Option C

12, ?, 168, 504, 1260, 2520

12 × 4 = 48

48 × 3.5 = 168

168 × 3 = 504

504 × 2.5 = 1260

1260 × 2 = 2520 - 5, 6, 16, 57, ?, 1245
152180212115244Option E

5, 6, 16, 57, ?, 1245

5 × 1 + l^{2}= 5 + 1 = 6

6 × 2 + 2^{2}= 12 + 4 = 16

16 × 3 + 3^{2}= 48 + 9 = 57

57 × 4 + 4^{2}= 228 + 16 = 244 - 123, 277, 459, 669, 907, ?
11001173100512501332Option B

123, 277, 459, 669, 907, ?

123 + 11 × 14 = 123 + 154 = 277

277 + 13 × 14 = 277 + 182 = 459

459 + 15 × 14 = 459 + 210 = 669

669+ 17 × 14 = 669 + 238 = 907

907 + 19 × 14 = 907 + 266 = 1173 - There are five boxes in a cargo hold. The weight of the first box is 200 kg and the weight of the second box is 20% higher than the weight of the third box, whose weight is 25% higher than the first box. The fourth box is of 350 kg and the fifth box is of 500kg. Find the difference in average weight of the four heaviest boxes and the four lightest boxes .
41.5 kg33.3 kg52.2 kg37.5 kg25.2 kgOption D

Weight of the 1st box = 200 kg

Weight of the 3rd box = 250 kg

Weight of 2nd box = 300 kg

Weight of 4th box = 350 kg

Weight of 5th box = 500 kg

Average weight of four heaviest boxes = 1400/4 = 350 kg

and average weight of four lightest boxes = 1100/4 = 275 kg

Difference = (350 – 275)/2 = 37.5 kg - A small aeroplane can travel at 320 km/h in still air. The wind is blowing at a constant speed of 40 km/h. The total time for a journey against the wind is 135 min. What will be the time in minutes for the return journey with the wind?
85 min105 min.115 min90 min100 minOption B

Speed of aeroplane against the wind = (320 – 40) = 280 km/h.

Let the distance be x km.

Then, 135/60 = x/280

=> x = 630 km

Speed of Aeroplane with the wind = (320 + 40) = 360 km/h

Time taken by aeroplane with the wind

=630/360 × 60 min = 105 min. - My friend collects antique stamps. She purchased two, but found that she needed to raise money urgently So, she sold them for Rs 8000 each. On one she made 20% profit and on the others she lost 20%. How much did she gain or loss in the entire transaction ?
Rs 514.13Rs 452.42Rs 540.36Rs 600.15Rs 666.66Option E

CP of stamp sold at a profit of 20% = 80000/12

= 6666.66

CP of stamp sold at a loss cf 20% = 8000/0.8

= 10000

Total SP = 6666.66 + 10000 = 16666.66

Total SP = 2 × 8000 = Rs. 16000

Loss = 16666.66 – 1600 = Rs 666.66 - Two equal sums of money were invested, one at 4% and the other at 4(1/2)%. At the end of 7 yr, the simple interest received from the latter exceeded that received from the former by Rs 31.50. Find each sum .
Rs.600Rs.700Rs.400Rs.900Rs.200Option D

Let each sum be Rs x,

then, (x* 9/2 *7)/100 – (x*4*7)/100 = 31.5

=> x = Rs 900 - A manufacturer of a certain item can sell all he can produce at the selling price of Rs 60 each. If costs him Rs 40 in materials and labour to produce each item and he has overhead expenses of Rs 3000 per week in order to operate that plant. What is the number of items he should produce and sell in order to make a profit of at least 1000 per week.
200212352410255Option A

Required number of items

= (3000 + 1000)/ (60 – 40)

= 4000/20 = 200