The result of State Bank of India (SBI) (Customer Support and Sales) clerk main examinations has been declared on September 21st, 2018.
All those candidates who had appeared for the clerk main examinations on Sunday, August 5, 2018 can check their respective results through the official website, sbi.co.in/careers. The result of the prelims was released on July 24.
The State Bank of India had earlier invited candidates for the appointment of Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) in clerical cadre to fill 8,301 posts. The online registration was started in January and concluded on February 10, 2018.
SBI Clerk Mains Result 2018: How to check
Step 1: Visit the official website, sbi.co.in/careers
Step 2: Click on the ‘result’ link
Step 3: A pdf file with list of roll number of candidates will appear
Step 4: Download it, and take a print out for further reference.
Direct link to results:
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SBI PO Prelims 2018 Practice Papers for Logical Reasoning
The SBI PO 2018 Exam conducted by the State Bank of India(SBI) has been a gateway to a bright career in the Banking Industry for thousands of students and working professionals across the nation. This exam is to recruit Probationary Officers across various branches of State Bank of India. The SBI PO Preliminary examination for this year is scheduled to be held on1st, 7th & 8th July 2018 and the mains exam is to be held on 4th August 2018.
A detailed preparation for the three sections, viz., Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability will help you to crack the SBI PO Prelims and will render you eligible for the mains. Not just preparation but monitoring your preparation is an important step towards cracking the bank PO exams. Take as many mock tests as you can and find your strong and weak sections and tailor your routine accordingly. Without further ado let's analyze the Reasoning Section for the prelims followed by the sample papers.
Important Chapters for Reasoning Ability for SBI PO Prelims Exam:
Reasoning section has seen an increase in the number of questions in the recent years which makes it a crucial section for optimum scoring. Let us classify the topics using a similar approach:
Easy - Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test
Moderate - Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer Knowledge
Difficult - Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles
Though the topics are few, reasoning ability is a vast section with various modules in each section. Practice as many sections as you can, take sectional tests frequently and keep giving full-length tests to analyze your performance.
Sample Test Questions on Reasoning Ability
1. Complete the analogous pair:
Earth : Geography : : Humans : ?
Study of Earth is Geography. Hence, the best option among the given ones is Anatomy which is the study of human body.
2, 2, 5, 26, 677, ?
Each term in the series is obtained by adding 1 to the square of the preceding term.
So, missing term = (677)2 + 1 = 458330.
3. Find The Odd One Out:
(16, 24), (25, 36), (49, 64), (36, 49)
B. 25, 36
C. 9, 64
D. 36, 49
16, 24 is the odd one out. In all other pairs, the two given numbers are squares of consecutive natural numbers.
4. A man is facing north. He turns 45 degrees in the clockwise direction and then another 180 degrees in the same direction and then 45 degrees in the anticlockwise direction. Find which direction he is facing now?
Please refer to the explanation image.
The man firstly faces the direction of OA. On moving 45 degrees clockwise, he faces the direction OB.
Now again he moved 180 degrees clockwise, now he will be facing OC. From here he moved 45 degrees anticlockwise, Finally, he is facing OD, which is the South direction.
5. In a row of trees, one tree is 7th from one end of a row and 89th from the other end. How many trees are there in the row?
There are 6 trees before and 88 trees after this particular tree in the row. Hence, total number of the trees = 7+88 = 95
6. Statements: All the harmoniums are instruments. All the instruments are flutes.
All the flutes are instruments.
All the harmoniums are flutes.
A.Only (1) conclusion follows
B.Only (2) conclusion follows
C.Either (1) or (2) follows
D.Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E.Both (1) and (2) follow
7. Introducing a girl, a boy said, "She is the daughter of the only daughter of the father of my uncle." How is the boy related to the girl?
C. A or B
D. None of the above
Boys' uncle could be his maternal uncle or paternal uncle.
Father of the boy's uncle is his grandfather.
The boy's grandfather's daughter could be his mother or aunt.
Daughter of the boy's mother or aunt could be his sister/ cousin.
Hence, option C is the right answer.
8. The standard protocol of the Internet is:
Historically, IP was the connectionless datagram service in the original Transmission Control Program introduced by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn in 1974; the other being the connection-oriented Transmission Control Protocol(TCP). The Internet protocol suite is therefore often referred to as TCP/IP.
9. In a certain code 'ONLINE' is written as 'OLNNIE'. How is 'CODING' written in that code?
First and last letters remain the same. The others interchange their positions in pairs of two. So, OD becomes DO, NI becomes IN so the code of CODING will be CDONIG
A and B were teaching Hindi and English.
C and D were teaching English and Geography.
D and A were teaching Mathematics and Hindi
E and B were teaching History and French.
a. Which subjects were taught by more than three teachers?
D. More than one of above
Above information can be analysed as below:
Hence, subjects taught by more than three teachers is more than one of the mentioned options.
b. Which of the following pair was teaching both French and Hindi?
A. A and D
B. B and C
C. C and A
D. none of these
Above information can be analysed as below:
Hence, there is only one person 'B' who teaches both French and Hindi.
c. B, C and A were teaching which of the following subjects?
A. English only
B. Hindi and English
C. Hindi only
D. English and Geography
Above information can be analysed as below:
Hence, B, C, and A were teaching English.
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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Exam
IBPS RRB until 2015 had a single level exam for both Office Assistant and Officer Scale-1 posts. Since 2016, there has been a two-tier exam for both the posts. Regional Rural Banks are local level banking organizations operating in the different States of India. They have been created with a view to serving primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. However, RRBs may have branches set up for urban operations and their area of operation may include urban areas too. The area of operation of RRBs is limited to the area as notified by Government of India covering one or more districts in the State.
Reasoning Ability Syllabus for IBPS RRB OA Prelims Exam:
Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer, Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles.
Practice sample questions:
1. Look at this series: 46, 44, 40, 38, 34, ... What number should come next?
This is an alternating number subtraction series. First, 2 is subtracted, then 4, then 2, then 4 and so on.
34 - 2 = 32
Hence, next number should be 32 in the series.
2. Select the one which is different from the other three alternatives.
C. Internet Explorer
Google is a Search engine, remaining are Web browsers
3. Two boys Sagar and Vimal walk in opposite directions. Sagar is walking towards North. After 2 km each both turn left and walks 2 km each. Both turn to face each other. In which direction is Vimal looking to Sagar.
So, Vimal is looking towards North-West direction.
4. In a row of Chairs, one Chair is 5th from starting and 8th from ending of the row. How many Chairs are there in the row?
Clearly, number of Chairs in the row = (4 + 1 + 7) = 12.
5. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary:
A. 4, 2, 3, 5, 1
B. 3, 4, 1, 2, 5
C. 4, 3, 2, 1, 5
D. 3, 5, 2, 4, 1
Eugenic, Eupepsy, Euphonic, Euphony, Euphrasy
4 2 3 5 1
6. In the following question, two statements are given. Which are followed by four conclusions (1), (2), (3), and (4) Choose the conclusions which logically follow from the given statements?
Statements: All Cars are Bikes. All Bikes are Bi-cycles.
Some bikes are bicycles.
Some bicycles are cars.
Some cars are not bicycles.
All bicycles are bikes.
A. Only (1) and (2)
B. Only (1) and (3)
C. Only (1) and (4)
D. Only (2) and (4)
7. If A + B means A is the brother of B; A - B means A is the sister of B and A x B means A is the father of B. Which of the following means that C is the son of M?
A. N + M - F x C
B. M x N - C + F
C. M - N x C + F
D. F - C + N x M
M x N → M is the father of N
N - C → N is the sister of C
and C + F → C is the brother of F.
Hence, M is the father of C or C is the son of M.
8. There are five friends. They are standing in a row facing south. Jayesh is to the immediate right to Alok. Pramod is between Bhagat and Subodh. Subodh is between Jayesh and Pramod.
a. Who is standing Just Left to Pramod?
So, Subodh is standing Just Left to Pramod
b. Who is at Extreme from the right end?
So, Bhagat is at Extreme from the right end
c. Who is in the middle of the row?
So, Subodh is in the middle of the row
9. Full form of HTTP is?
A. High Transfer text Protocol
B. Hyper Text Tool Protocol
C. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
D. Hyper Tool Technology Protocol
Full form of HTTP is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. It is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems.
10. In a certain code, MONKEY is written as ZFLOPN. How is TIGER written in that code?
The letter of the word is written in a reverse order and then each letter is moved one step forward to obtain the code.
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IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started conducting IBPS PO examination in the year 2011 which, since then has been a gateway to the lucrative career in Banking Industry for a lot of students and working professionals across India. The IBPS PO Preliminary examination for this year is scheduled to be held on 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st October 2018 and the mains exam is to be held on 18th November 2018.
A detailed preparation for the three sections, viz., Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability will help you to crack the IBPS PO Prelims and will render you eligible for the mains. Not just preparation but monitoring your preparation is an important step towards cracking the bank PO exams. Take as many mock tests as you can and find your strong and weak sections and tailor your routine accordingly. Without further ado let's analyze the Numerical Ability Section for the prelims followed by the sample papers.
Important Chapters for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Exam:
The Quantitative Aptitude section consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation, etc. Since our primary focus is on clearing the cut-offs, let's classify the topics into various levels of difficulty considering average time spent to solve the questions.
Easy - Quadratic Equations, Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, Time and Work
Moderate - Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Profit, and Loss, SI & CI
Difficult - Time Speed & Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Mixtures, Mensuration
Make sure you complete practicing all the easy category questions first which will give you ample time to work on weak areas. Analyze your performance regularly.
Quantitative Aptitude Practice Questions for IBPS PO Prelims 2018:
1. Solve: (x – 7)2 + x2 = (x + 2)2
A. x = 2 or x = 8
B. x = 5 or x = 15
C. x = 6 or x = 16
D. x = 4 or x = 12
x2 - 2 (7 x) + 72 + x2 = x2 + 2(1 x) + 12
2 x2 -14 x + 49 = x2 + 2 x + 1
x2 - 16 x + 48 = 0
(x - 4)(x - 12)=0
x - 4 = 0 or x - 12 = 0
x = 4 or x = 12
2. Find the approximate value of 1204 x 4.876 – 30.091
As the options are far from each other, we can approximately do the calculations and find the approximate answer for these approximation questions.
Approximate Calculation:1200 x 5 – 30 = 5970
Therefore, we select option D; 5950 as it is approximately close to 5970.
3. 15, 22.5, 33.75, ? , 75.9375 which number replaces the '?' symbol
Multiply each number in the series with the 1.5. Hence, 33.75 * 1.5 = 50.625
4. A can do a piece of work in 6 days. B can do it in 7 days. With the assistance of C, they completed the work in 3 days. Find in how many days can C alone do it?
A. 32 days
B. 35 days
C. 38 days
D. 42 days
C= 1/3-1/6-1/7 = 1/42 => 42 Days
5. Answer these questions based on the following pie charts :
a. The Tax burden in 1991-92 was higher than that in 1990-91 by
B. Rs. 5.5 lakh
D. Rs. 3.9 lakh
Tax in 1990-91 = 12% of 130 = Rs. 15.6 lakh
Tax in 1991-92 = 9% of 160 = Rs. 11.7 lakh
Hence, difference = (15.6 - 11.7) = Rs. 3.9 lakh
b. The operating profit in 1991-92 increased over than in 1990-91?
Percentage increase = (160 - 130) x(100/130)
= 300/13 = 23%
c. The retained profit in 1991-92, as compared to that in 1990-91 was:
A. higher by 2.5%
B. higher by 1.5%
C. lower by 2.5%
D. lower by 1.5%
Retained profit in 1990-91 = (25% of 130) = Rs. 32.5 lakh
Retained profit in 1991-92 = (20% of 160) = Rs. 32 lakh.
Hence, percentage change in retained profit.
= (32.5 - 32)/32.5 = 1.5% lower.
d. The equity base of these companies remained unchanged. Then, the total dividend earning by the shareholders in 1990-91 is:
A. Rs. 10.4 lakh
B. Rs. 9 lakh
C. Rs. 12.8 lakh
D. Rs. 15.6 lakh
Total dividend earned by shareholders in 1990-91 = (8% of 130) = Rs. 10.4 lakh
6. A sum of money is to be distributed among P, Q, R, S in the proportion of 5 : 3: 4: 2. If R gets Rs. 1000 more than S, what is Q's share?
A. Rs. 500
B. Rs. 1500
C. Rs. 2000
D. None of these
Let the shares of P, Q, R, and S be Rs. 5x, Rs. 3x, Rs. 4x and Rs. 2x respectively.
Then, 4x - 2x = 1000
x = 500.
Q's share = Rs. 3x = Rs. (3 x 500) = Rs. 1500.
7. The compound interest on Rs.30000 at 7% per annum is Rs.4347. The period is
A. 5 years
B. 3 years
C. 2 years
D. 4 years
Amount = Rs.(30000+4347) = Rs.34347
let the time be 'n' years
Then, 30000 (1+7/100)n = 34347
= 34347/30000 = 11449/10000 = (107/100)2
8. A thief is noticed by a policeman from a distance of 300 m. The thief starts running and the policeman chases him. The thief and the policeman run at the rate of 10 km per hour and 11 km per hour respectively. What is the distance between them after 10 minutes?
A. 130 m
B. 133 m
C. 120 m
D. 123 m
Relative speed of the thief and policeman = (11 – 10) km/h = 1 km/h
Distance covered in 10 minutes = (1/60) x 10 km = 1/6 km = 167 m
Therefore, Distance between the thief and policeman = (300 – 167) m = 133 m.
9. A pump can fill a tank with water in 2 hours. Because of a leak, it took 2 hours to fill the tank. The leak can drain all the water of the tank in:
A. 14 h
B. 15 h
C. 16 h
D. 17 h
Work done by the leak in 1 hour =(1/2) - (3/7) = 1/14.
∴ Leak will empty the tank in 14 h.
10. Find the area of a parallelogram with base 22 cm and height 14 cm.
A. 262 cm2
B. 308 cm2
C. 192 cm2
D. 131 cm2
Area of a parallelogram = base * height = 22 * 14 = 308 cm2
Practice sample questions for IBPS PO Prelims Exam:
IBPS Clerk VIII notification:
The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 & January 2019.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks -VIII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination.
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||November 2018|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||November 2018|
|Online Examination – Preliminary|| |
15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||December 2018/ January 2019|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||January 2019|
|Online Examination – Main||20.01.2019|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2019|
Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in for details and updates.
Nationality / Citizenship: Indian and other waivers (refer the official notification)
Age (As on 01.09.2018): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive). For relaxation in age, refer the official notification.
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
Local language: Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.
Test Format - Online, Prelims, Mains:
The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|2||General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Cut-off Score (Online Main examination)
Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process.
Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should—
Scan their :
Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
Left thumb impression (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb. If both thumbs are missing, the impression of one of the fingers of the left hand starting from the forefinger should be taken.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM cand
Rs. 600 /- for all others
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:
Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE.
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