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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):** What is the next number in the following series ?

- 40,60,99,176,310,?
480500450520400Option D

Double difference =? = 520 - 11,134,1327,11956,95635,?
5,45,0003,45,1254,58,0006,69,4586,50,000Option D

11,134,1327,11956,95635,?

11*11+13=134

134*10-13=1327

1327*9+13=11956

11956*8-13=95635

95635*7+13=6,69,458 - 6,14,45,184,925,?
55565450325065004500Option A

6,14,45,184,925,?

6*2+2=14

14*3+3=45

45*4+4=184

184*5+5=925

925*6+6=5556 - 45,200,975,4850,24225,?
2,25,0001,00,2501,15,0001,21,100None of theseOption D

45,200,975,4850,24225,?

(45-5)*5=200

(200-5)*5=975

(975-5)*5=4850

(4850-5)*5=24225

(24225-5)*5=121,100 - 8,9,20,63,256,?
11001210100012851350Option D

8,9,20,63,256,?

8*1+1=9

9*2+2=20

20*3+3=63

63*4+4=256

256*5+5=1285 - Toast are marked 50% above their manufacturing cost. Shop B makes 20% profit on their purchase price by selling the article. Calculate the profit percentage of the manufacturer who sells the article to the shop.
20%50%10%25%15%Option E

Let the manufacturing cost of Toast be Rs.100.

Marked Price = 150% of 100 = Rs.150

Now, the discount offered by Shop B = 8%

SP of Toast = (92/100)*150 = Rs.138

ATQ, Purchase Price = (138/120)*100 = Rs.115

Profit = [(115-100)/100]*100 = 15% - Shop B marked the price 50% above the cost price on all the articles and if all the articles have the same cost price then on which article does he incur a loss?
Rs.3.2Rs.1.2Rs.5Rs.2.5None of theseOption D

Let the CP of all the articles be Rs.100.

MP of all the articles = 150% of Rs.100 = Rs.150

Discount on crockery = 30%

SP = (70/100)*150 = Rs.105

Discount on Toast = 8%

SP = (92/100)*150 = Rs.138

Discount on Pickles = 12%

SP = (88/100)*150 = Rs.132

Discount n Baking Powder = 35%

SP = (65/100)*150 = Rs.97.5

Discount on Chocos = 22%

SP = (78/100)*150 = Rs.117

Loss incurred on Baking Powder = Rs.2.5 - On pickles, Shop A marked 60% above its cost price and Shop B marked price 50% above its cost price. If the cost prices of both the shops are the same, then what will be the ratio of profit earned by shop A to that by shop B on pickles?
5:89:47:53:21:5Option A

Let the CP of Pickles be Rs.100.

MP of Shop A = (160/100)*100 = Rs.160

Discount offered = 25%

SP = Rs.120

Profit = Rs.20

CP of Pickles = Rs.100

MP of Shop B = Rs.150

Discount offered = 12%

SP = (88/100)*150 = Rs.132

Profit = 32

Required ratio = 20:32 = 5:8 - If the discount offered on the marked price of crockery by Shop A makes it to be sold on its cost price then find out the loss percentage on the same article by Shop B on the same marked price.
9.25%11%6%12.5%15%Option D

Let the MP of crockery be Rs.100 .

Discount offered by Shop A = 20%

SP = (80/100)*100 = Rs. 80

CP of crockery = Rs. 80

Discount offered by Shop B = 30%

SP = (70/100)*100 = Rs.70

Loss = 80-70 = 10

Required loss % = (10/80)*100 = 12.5% - The cost price of Baking Powder is 50% more than that of Pickles. The selling price of Baking powder is what per cent more than the selling price of Pickles of Shop A, if both the articles are marked 60% above the cost price ?
90%80%60%50%70%Option B

Let the CP of pickles be Rs.100 .

MP of Pickles = (160/100)*100 = Rs.160

MP of Baking powder = (160/100)*150 = Rs.240

Discount offered on Pickles by shop A = 25%

SP of Pickles = (75/100)*160 = Rs.120

Discount offered on Baking Powder by Shop A = 10%

SP of Baking powder= (90/100)*240 = Rs. 216

Required % = (216-120)/120 = 80%

**Directions(6-10):** The line graph below shows the percentage of discount offered on the market price of five articles in discount season by Shop A and Shop B resp.