## SBI Clerk 2014 Question Paper and Answers

### SBI Clerk 2014 Question Paper and Answers: Sectionwise Questions

#### QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

1. A Vessel contains 60 litres of milk, 6 litres of milk is taken out and 6 litres of
water is added to the vessel. Again 6 litres of milk from the vessel is withdrawn
and 6 litres of water is added to the vessel. The ratio of milk and water in the
resulting mixture in the vessel is
1) 81 : 19 2) 71 : 29 3) 61 : 39
4) 61 : 29 5) None of these

2. The present age of Rakshak is twice the present age of Sonal. Five years hence,
Sonal’s age will be twice the present age of Arati. Five years ago, the ratio of the
ages of Arati and Kiran was 2 : 3 respectively. Kiran’s present age is 20 years.
Find Rakshak’s present age.
1) 45 years 2) 50 years 3) 35 years
4) 40 years 5) None of these

3. Simple interest on a certain sum at a certain rate for 2 years in Rs.160 and
compound interest on the same sum at the same rate and for the same period is
Rs.170. The rate of interest per annum is:
1) 12% 2) 12.5% 3) 8%
4) 9% 5) None of these

4. Neha Chaudhary bought some goods for Rs.10000. She sold half of the goods at
a loss of 25%. At what percent of profit should she sell the remaining goods so
that she gets a gain of 38% on the whole transaction?
1) 75% 2) 85% 3) 101%
4) 105% 5) None of these

5. The cost price of 8 chairs in same as that of 5 tables. The total cost of 6 chairs
and 2 tables is Rs.3680. Find the cost of 6 tables.
1) Rs.3840 2) Rs.3850 3) Rs.3860
4) Rs.3845 5) None of these

Directions (6 – 15): What will come in place of the question mark (?) in each of
the following questions?

6.

1) 3

2) 5

3) 7
4) 6

5) 8

7.

8. 11/51 of 13/15 of 17/19 of ? = 286/3

1) 560 2) 570 3) 580
4) 590 5) None of these

9. √1600  + √576 = ?
1) 3969 2) 3096 2) 2096
4) 4096 5) None of these

10. 878.34 – ? + 345.43 = 579.39
1) 644.38 2) 654.38 3) 649.38
4) 654.49 5) None of these

11. 1.64 + 0.64 + 0.064 – 0.8 – 0.08 = ?
1) 1.644 2) 1.464 2) 2.464
4) 1.466 5) None of these

12. 285.5 × 2.4 + 24.6 × 36.4 = ? × 0.8
1) 1875.5 2) 1795.8 3) 1975.8
4) 1888.6 5) None of these

13. 592 = 492 = 2? × 33 × 5
1) 4 2) 1 3) 2
4) 3 5) None of these

14. 13.5 × 5 + 245 × 0.5 + 677.5 = 59.1 × ?
1) 14.7 2) 15.8 3) 16.5
4) 21.7 5) None of these

15. 40% of 1476 + 25% of ? = 12933 ÷ 20
1) 215 2) 225 3) 235
4) 216 5) None of these

16. A boatman rows downstream a distance of 30 km in 6 hours and upstream a
distance of 24 km in 6 hours. The ratio of speed of boat in still water and speed
of current is
1) 9 : 1 2) 8 : 1 3) 9 : 2
4) 8 : 3 5) None of these
17. The part of work done by A in 1 day is 1/5 th of the part of work done by B in
1 Day. A’s 1 day’s work in 3/4 th of C’s 1 day’s work. C alone can complete the work in 24 days. In how many days will B alone do the same work?
1) 42/5 days 2) 32/5 days 3) 22/5 days
4) 17 days 5) None of these

18. A, B and C together start a business. The ratio of investment of A and B is 7 : 8
and that of B and C is 4 : 9. B gets a share of Rs. 7104 in annual profit. What is
C’s share in the profit?
1) Rs.16984 2) Rs.16894 3) Rs.15894
4) Rs.14894 5) None of these

19. The present population of a city P is thrice the present population of city Q.
Two years hence, the population of city Q will be 18513. If the rate of growth of
population of city Q is 10% per annum, what is the present population of city P
1) 48500 2) 45500 3) 49500
4) 45900 5) None of these

20. Vishal invested 2/11 th part of his monthly income in stocks share and that of
1/4th part in mutual fund. He spent the remaining amount on domestic needs and apparel in the ratio 5 : 3 respectively. The expenditure on domestic needs was Rs.2100. What is his annual income?
1) Rs.84480 2) Rs.85480 3) Rs.86480
4) Rs.83480 5) None of these

21. The distance between Shaurya’s house and Pratyusha’s house in 18 km.
Shaurya’s speed is 3/4 th of that Pratyusha. Shaurya takes on hour in going to Pratyusha’s house. What is the speed of Pratyusha?
1) 18 kmph 2) 24 kmph 3) 30 kmph
4) 32 kmph 5) None of these

22. In a piggy bank there are 1 rupee, 50 paise and 25 paise coins. The respective ratio of their numbers is 10 : 8 : 5. In piggy bank there is a total sum of Rs. 976. How many 25 paise coins are there in the piggy bank?
1) 256 2) 360 3) 320
4) 640 5) None of these

23. The salary of Sarthak is 40% of that of Sarvagya. Harish’s salary is 60% of that
of Sarthak. By what per cent is Sarvagya’s salary more than that of Harish?
1) 317 2) 217 3) 228
4) 281 5) None of these

24. The perimeter of a square plot is equal to the perimeter of a rectangular plot
which is 23 metre long and 19 metre broad. What will be the diagonal of the
square plot?
1) 17√2 m 2) 21√2 m 3) 22√2 m
4) 23√2 m 5) None of these

25. A tank is fitted with two inlet pipes A and B and an outlet pipe C. Pipe A can fill
the empty tank in 12 minutes. While pipe B alone can fill it in 18 minutes. Pipe C can empty the full tank in 45/4 minutes. If all three pipes are opened simultaneously, in what time will the empty tank be filled?
1) 16 minutes 2) 18 minutes 3) 20 minutes
4) 22 minutes 5) None of these

26. The sum of 68 numbers is 3474. The average of first 22 numbers is 61 and that
of last 19 numbers is 44. What will be the average of remaining numbers?

1) 44 2) 48 3) 46
4) 50 5) 52

Directions (27 – 31): What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the
following number series?

27. 5 12.5 32.5 105 427.5 ?
1) 2145 2) 2045 3) 2245
4) 2005 5) None of these

28. 20 38 74 146 290 ?
1) 576 2) 578 3) 580
4) 574 5) None of these

29. 12 13 21 85 597 ?
1) 4683 2) 4663 3) 4693
4) 4863 5) None of these

30. 400 800 880 896 899.2 ?
1) 889.48 2) 898.48 3) 899.64
4) 899.84 5) None of these

31. 40 20 30 75 262.5 ?
1) 1181.25 2) 1182.25 3) 1281.25
4) 1161.25 5) 1811.25

32. If (7x/12) – 12 = 23 + (3x/8) , find the value of x.
1) 164 2) 168 3) 165
4) 180 5) 140

33. The diameter of a wheel is 42 cm. How many revolutions will be made by the wheel in covering a distance of 4092 metre?
1) 3600 2) 3200 3) 3100
4) 3300 5) None of these

34. Ankur invested a sum of Rs.16800 for four years in a scheme A. The rate of
interest in scheme A is 8% per annum compounded yearly for the first two years
and 10% for the third and fourth years compounded yearly. What will be the
compound interest at the end of 4 years?
1) Rs.6810 2) Rs.6910 3) Rs.6540
4) Rs.6210 5) Rs.6740

Directions (35 – 40): Read the following table carefully and answer the questions given below it.

35. What is the respective ratio between the total number of sun glasses old by store
M in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 and that sold by store P in the same years?
1) 401 : 406 2) 201 : 203 3) 131 : 139
4) 411 : 406 5) None of these

36. By what per cent is the number of sun glasses sold by store N in the year 2005
less than that sold by store R in the year 2003?
1) 10% 2) 12% 3) 14%
4) 15% 5) 20%

37. What is the respective ratio between the average number of sun glasses sold by
store P and store Q during all the give years?
1) 271 : 276 2) 217 : 216 3) 227 : 216
4) 113 : 115 5) None of these

38. By what per cent approximately is the total number of sun glasses sold by store
P in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 more than that sold by store Q in the same
years?
1) 14% 2) 16% 3) 18%
4) 12% 5) 17%

39. What is the average number of sun glasses sold by store R ?
1) 760 2) 790 3) 810
4) 820 5) 829
40. How many sun glasses were sold by all the stores in the year 2003?
1) 5190 2) 4190 3) 4290
4) 5290 5) None of these

#### ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Directions (41 – 45): In the following questions, each sentence has two blanks;
each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words
for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

41. An analysis of booking data ……….. by online travel portal has shown 40 per cent
of city residents ………… for hill stations for weekend breaks.
1) conduct, opted 2) conducted, opt 3) given, opted
4) collected, opted 5) conducted, chose

42. Mobile operators are allowed to ……….. network infrastructure like cellphone
towers, which has ……….. them reduce cost, but not air waves.
1) sharing, helping 2) shared, helped 3) share, help
4) collect, helped 5) collect, helped

43. I ……….. a friend named Ankur who ……….. a horse ranch in the city.
1) have, owns 2) got, sells 3) need, holds
4) possess, runs 5) has, buys

44. Traffic was ……….. on the express way on Saturday as local residents ……….. the road.
1) disturbed, blocked 2) disrupted, blocked
3) blocked, stopped 4) jammed, block
5) disrupting, blockage

45. The incident ……….. place when the victim asked a ……….. of youths for money.
1) had, group 2) take, group 3) took, group
4) took, herd 5) was taken, group

Directions (46 – 50): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any
grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part
of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’ the
answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation if any)

46. Earlier this year (1)/ some foreign nations (2)/ was caught (3)/ bringing in drugs
in shoe cavity. (4)/ No Error (5).

47. Our country looks all set to throw open (1)/ its door to foreign investors in
infrastructure, (2)/ as the nation seeks to help (3)/ improved the creaky
transportation facility. (4)/ No Error (5).

48. The company holds (1)/ the patent of the technology (2)/ which enable them to
extract (3)/ precious metals from e-waste. (4)/ No Error (5).

49. It was strange (1)/ when people started (2)/ congratulate me (3)/ on completion
of my dissertation. (4)/ No Error (5).

50. Business confidence is by the upswing (1)/ as companies are betting (2)/ on a
turnaround in the economy (3)/ and improvement in the investment. (4)/ No Error (5).

Directions (51 – 55): In the following questions, a sentence/ apart of the sentence
is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/ part of the
sentence at (1), (2), (3) and (4) which may improve the sentence. Choose the
correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (5).

51. Traders and Mandi Market Committees are not threatening by the Government’s
move to override the APMC laws.
1) scared 2) afraid 3) over powered
4) threatened 5) No Correction required

52. Indian firms are benefit strongly from the surge in mergers and acquisitions and
amid heightened activity thanks to the business optimism generated by new
government.
1) benefiting weakly 2) benefiting strongly
3) benefited weakly 4) feeling strongly
5) No correction required

53. Inspire scoring very high in the examination, Suresh failed to secure admission
in the college of his choice.
1) but 2) despite 3) even
4) since 5) No correction required

54. The commerce aircraft manufacturing business is a rarefied zone.
4) trading 5) No Correction required

55. Signs that the Indican Economy is readying to became research basis are every where, and come from both the government and the private sector.
1) became researches basis 2) to became research basis
3) for becoming research basis 4) to become research based
5) No correction required

Directions (56 – 60): Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of sentences
(A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful
paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
A) All the labourers and the soldiers turned around and saw a hut just a few steps
away from the palace gate.
B) Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, “What is that? I did
not see that before”.
C) Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final
look. “Splended!” the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace.
D) Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was ready.
E) Once, Veer decided to build a apace on a river bank and ordered his ministers
to survey the site and start the construction.
F) King Veer was known for his justice and kindness in whose kingdom,
everyone was leading a happy and content life and his people loved him and
were proud of him.

56. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) F

57. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) E

58. Which of the following sentences should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) E

59. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) E

57. Which of the following sentences should be the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) E

Directions (61 – 70): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has
been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five
words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the
appropriate word in each case.

The assessment of humanity’s …(61) … in the next 100 years, which has taken 21
months to complete, argues strongly that to achieve long and healthy lives for all 9
billion people …(62) … to be living in 2050, the twin issues of population and
…(63) … must be pushed to the top of political and economic agenda. Both issues have
been largely …(64) …by politicians and played down by environment and
development for 20 years.
“The number of people living on the planet has never been higher, their levels of
consumption are …(65) …and vast changes are taking place in the environment. We
…(66) … choose to rebalance the use of resources …(67) … a more egalitarian pattern
of consumption… or we can choose to do nothing and to …(68) … into a downward
spiral of economic and environmental ills …(69) …to a more unequal and in
hospitable future.
At today’s rate of population increase developing countries will have to build the
equivalent of a city of a million people every five days from now to 2050, says the
report. “Global population growth is …(70) …for the next few decades. By 2050, it is
projected that today’s population of 7 billion will have grown by 2.3 billion, the
equivalent of new China and an India”.

61. 1) prospective 2) perception 3) prospects 4) aims 5) prospecting

62. 1) expect 2) expecting 3) expectation 4) expected 5) aspirations

63. 1) consumption 2) resumption 3) revamp 4) reconstruction 5) expenditure

64. 1) ignoring 2) ignored 3) cared 4) attended 5) attention

65. 1) unprecedented 2) limited 3) useful 4) surprised 5) amazed
66. 1) would have 2) should be 3) can 4) are 5) have

67. 1) to 2) by 3) for 4) with 5) walk

68. 1) drifted 2) drift 3) flew 4) flowing 5) walk

69. 1) led 2) held 3) leading 4) going 5) doing

70. 1) evitable 2) inevitable 3) inevitably 4) viable 5) dispensable

Directions (71 – 80): Read the following passage carefully and answer the
questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help
you locate them while answering some of the questions.

During the last few years, a lot of hype has been heaped on the BRICS
(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). With their large populations and rapid
growth, these countries, so the argument goes, will soon become some of the largest
economies in the world and, in the case of China, the largest of all by as early as 2020.
But the BRICS, as well as many other emerging-market economies-have recently
experienced a sharp economic slowdown. So, is the honeymoon over?

Brazil’s GDP grew by only 1% last year, and may not grow by more than 2% this
year, with its potential growth barely above 3%. Russia’s economy may grow by
barely 2% this year, with potential growth also at around 3%, despite oil prices being
around \$ 100 a barrel. India had a couple of years of strong growth recently
(11.2% in 2010 and 7.7% in 2011) but slowed to 4% in 2013. China’s economy grew
by 10% a year for the last year and risks a hard landing. And South Africa grew by
only 2.5% also year and may not grow faster than 2% this year.
Many other previously fast growing emerging market economies for example.
Turkey, Argentina, Poland, Hungary and many in Central and Eastern Europe – are
experiencing a similar slow down. So, what is ailing the BRICS and other emerging
markets?
First, most emerging-market economies were overheating in 2010-11, with
growth above potential and inflation rising and exceeding targets. Many of them thus
tightened monetary policy in 2011, with consequences for growth in 2012 that have
carried over into this year.
Second, the idea that emerging-market economies could fully decouple from
economic weakness in advanced economies was farfetched: recession in the eurozone,
near-recession in the United Kingdom and Japan in 2011-2012, and show
economic growth in the United States were always likely to affect emerging-market
example, the ongoing eurozone downturn has hurt Turkey and emerging-market
Third, most BRICS and a few other emerging markets have moved toward a
variant of state capitalism. This implies a slowdown in reforms that increase the
private sectors productivity and economic share, together with a greater economic role
for state-owned enterprises (and for state-owned banks in the allocation of credit and
savings), as well as resource nationalism, trade protectionism, import substitution
industrialisation polices, and imposition of capital controls.
This approach may have worked at earlier stages of development and when the
global financial crisis caused private spending to fall; but it is now distorting
economic activity and depressing potential growth. Indeed, China’s slowdown
reflects an economic model that is, as former Premier Wen Jiabao put it, “unstable,
unbalanced, uncoordinated, and unsustainable”, and that now is adversely affecting
growth in emerging Asia and in commodity-exporting emerging markets from Asia to
Latin America and Africa. The risk that China will experience a hard landing in the
next two years may further hurt many emerging economies.

Fourth, the commodity super-cycle that helped Brazil, Russia, South Africa and
many other commodity-exporting emerging markets may be over. Indeed, a boom
would be difficult to sustain, given China’s slowdown, higher investment in
energy-saving technologies, less emphasis on capital and resource-oriented growth
models around the world, and the delayed increase in supply that high prices induced.
The fifth, and most recent, factor is the US Federal Reserve’s signals that it might
end its policy of quantitative easing earlier than expected, and its hints of an eventual
exit from zero interest rates, both of which have caused turbulence in emerging
economies’ financial markets. Even before the Fed’s signals, emerging-market equities
and commodities had underperformed this year, owing to China’s slowdown. Since
then, emerging-market currencies and fixed-income securities (government and
corporate bonds) have taken a hit. The era of cheap or zero-interest money that led to
a wall of liquidity chasing high yields and assets – equities, bonds, currencies, and
commodities – in emerging markets is drawing to a close.
Finally, while many emerging market economies tend to run current-account
surpluses, a growing number of them – including Turkey, South Africa, Brazil and
India are running deficits. And these deficits are now being financed in risker ways:
more debt than equity: more short-term debt that long-term debt; more foreign-currency
debt than local-currency debt; and more financing from fickle cross-border
interbank flows.
These countries share other weaknesses as well: excessive fiscal deficits,
above-target inflation, and stability risk (reflected not only in the recent political
turmoil in Brazil and Turkey, but also in South Africa’s labour strife and India’s
political and electrocal uncertainties). The need to finance the external deficit and to
avoid excessive depreciation (and even higher inflation) calls for raising policy rates
or keeping them on hold at high levels. But monetary tightening would weaken
already-slow growth. Thus, emerging economies with large twin deficits and other
macroeconomic fragilities may experience further downward pressure on their
financial markets and growth rates.
These factors explain why growth in most BRICS and many other emerging
markets has slowed sharply. Some factors are cyclical, but others -state capitalism, the
risk of a hard landing in China, the end of the commodity super-cycle are more
structural. Thus, many emerging markets’ growth rates in the next decade may be
lower than in the last – as may the outsize returns that investors realised from these
economies’ financial assets (currencies, equities, bonds and commodities).
Of course, some of the better managed emerging-market economies will
continue to experience rapid growth and asset outperformance. But many of the
BRICS, along with some other emerging economies, may hit a thick wall, with growth
and financial markets taking a serious beating.

71. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true as per the given information in the passage?
A) Brazil’s GDP grew by only 1% last year, and is expected to grow by approximately 2% this year.
B) China’s economy grew by 10% a year for the last three decades but slowed to
7.8% last year.
C) BRICS is a group of nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
1) Only A 2) Both A and B 3) Both B and C
4) Both A and C 5) All A, B and C

72. Which of the following statements is not true in the context of the given
information in the passage?
1) Russia’s economy may grow barely 2% this year, with potential growth also
at around 4%.
2) The ongoing eurozone downturn has hurt Turkey and emerging market
3) Most emerging-market economies were overheating in 2010-11, with
growth above potential and inflation rising and exceeding targets.
4) Most BRICS and a few other emerging markets have moved toward a variant
of state capitalism.
5) None of these

73. What should be the most appropriate title of the passage in your opinion?
1) Flourishing BRICS and Ailing Emerging Markets
2) Ailing BRICS and other Emerging Markets
3) Slowdown of Global Economy
4) China and World Economy
5) None of these

74. Which of the following is not a factor responsible for economic slowdown in
BRICS and others emerging-market economies as cited by the writer of the
passage?

1) Slow economic growth in the United States, recession in the eurozone, near
recession in the United Kingdom and Japan in 2011-2012.
2) The commodity super cycle that helped Brazil, Russia, South Africa etc. may
be over.
3) The US Federal Reserve’s signal that it might and its policy of quantitative
easing earlier than expected.
4) A growing number of emerging-market economies are running deficits are
being financed in risker ways.
5) Stable,balanced, co-ordinated and sustainable growth.

75. The need to finance the external deficit and to avoid excessive depreciation in
emerging markets calls for
1) raising policy rates
2) keeping policy rates on hold at high levels
3) Either (1) or (2)
4) Tightening monetary policy
5) None of them

Directions (76 – 78): Choose the word/ group of words which is most similar in
meaning to the world group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.

76. Far-fetched
1) believable 2) unbelievable 3) besieged
4) behighted 5) distant

77. Take a serious beating
1) to be difficult to do 2) to be easy to do
3) a very heavy defeat 4) to be better

78. Turbulence
1) sudden changes 2) turf war 3) tumulus
4) confusion 5) turmoil

Directions (79 – 80): Choose the word/ group of words which is most opposite in
meaning to the word/ group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.

79. Fickle
1) unstable 2) stable 3) often changing
4) meagre 5) voluminous

80. Depressing
1) very sad 2) unenthusiastic 3) enthusiastic
4) discouraging 5) hollow

#### REASONING ABILITY

Directions (81 – 85): In these questions, relationship between different elements
in shown in the statements.

The statements are followed by two conclusions
Given answer (1) if only Conclusion I is true
Given answer (2) if only Conclusion II is true
Given answer (3) if either Conclusion I or II is true
Given answer (4) if neither Conclusion I nor II is true
Given answer (5) if both Conclusions I and II are true

81. Statements: A ≥ B = C ≤ D
Conclusions: I. A ≥ C
II. D > A

82. Statements: P < Q = M ≥ N < O
Conclusions: I. Q > O
II. P < M

83. Statements: T > R < S = U > V; U ≥ M
Conclusions: I. M ≥ R
II. T ≤ M

84. Statements: Q ≤ P ≥ M ≤ N = T, N ≤ O
Conclusions: I. O ≥ T
II. O ≤ Q

85. Statements: D > E = F ≤ C ≥ P < Q
Conclusions: I. E < Q
II. F ≥ P

Directions (86 – 90): Study the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below.

In a certain code language, bank for my conductor is written as ‘ya ri vi pa’.
‘for conductor is my’ is written as ‘ri vi pa da’
‘my computer is yours is written as ‘da vi pi du’
‘it yours tablet’ is written as ‘yu du ca’

86. Which of the following is the code for ‘conductor’?
1) da 2) ri 3) ya
4) pa 5) ri or pa

87. Which of the following may represent ‘ya pi du’?
1) my computer tablet 2) yours computer bank
3) yours tablet bank 4) computer for bank
5) my tablet conductor

88. What is the code for ‘my’?
1) ri 2) pa 3) du
4) vi 5) da

89. What does the code ‘pa’ stand for?
1) for 2) conductor 3) my
4) bank 5) Cannot be determined

90. In the code language ‘my computer’ can be coded as:
1) pi vi 2) pi da 3) vi ri
4) pi ya 5) du pi

Directions (91 – 95): In each question below are two statements followed by two
conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be
true even it they seem to be at variance form commonly known facts and then
decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two statements
disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follows
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows
Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
Give answer (5) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follows

91. Statements: Some apples are oranges
Some oranges are potatoes
Conclusions: I. No orange is apple
II. At least some potatoes are oranges

92. Statements: No pen is pencil
No pencil is ink
Conclusions: I. Some ink are pens
II. Some pens being ink is a possibility

93. Statements: No elephant is horse
All bulls are horses.
Conclusions: I. No bull is elephant
II. Some bulls being elephant is a possibility

94. Statements: Some books are papers
No appear is bottle
Conclusions: I. No bottle is book
II. Some bottles being book is a possibility

95. Statements: Some mobiles are tablets
No tablet is personal computer
Conclusions: I. No personal computer is mobile
II. Some personal computers are mobiles

Directions (96 – 100): Study the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below:

Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows containing five people each, in such
a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent people. In Row -1, V, W, X, Y
and Z are seated and all of them are facing south. In Row -2, H, I, J, K and L are
seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement
each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
Y is sitting to the immediate left of W. H is to the immediate left of person who
faces V. L is sitting third to the right of J. Z is at the extreme end of the line. X faces
L. W is sitting second to the right of the person who faces K. J is at the extreme end
of the line.

96. Who amongst the following is sitting second to the left of V?
1) Y 2) X 3) W
4) Z 5) None of these

97. Who amongst the following sit at the extreme ends of the two rows?
1) I, J, W, Z 2) X, Z, J, L 3) W, X, K, J
4) Z, Y, J, H 5) W, Z, J, L

98. Which of the following statements is true regarding K?
1) K sits third to the right of J
2) K is not an immediate neighbour of H
3) K sits second to the left of I
4) K faces Y
5) There are three persons to the left of K.

99. Which of the following statements is true regarding J?
1) J is at extreme right position 2) J is sitting between H and L
3) J faces V 4) K is an immediate neighbour of J
5) None is true

100. Who among the following sits exactly between X and Y?
1) W 2) V
3) Z 4) Cannot be determined
5) There is no person between X and Y

Directions (101 – 105): Study the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below:

Seven friends – A, B, C, D, E, F and G – joined different languages courses viz,
Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Odiya, Telugu, Gujarati and Malayalam on the seven
different days of the same week from Monday to Sunday, but not necessarily in the
same order.
Only three friends joined courses after D. Only two friends joined courses
between D and the one who joined Bengali language. Only three friends joined
language courses between the persons who joined Bengali and Odiya languages. Only
one friend joined between G and the person who joined Telugu language. G joined
courses neither on Tuesday nor on Wednesday. Neither G nor E joined Odiya
language. Only three friends joined language courses between G and C. A joined
language course on the day immediately before the one who joined Malayalam

language. Neither D nor E joined Malayalam language. B joined Hindi language. A
did not join Gujarati language.

101. On which of the following days of the week A did join the language course?
1) Tuesday 2) Monday 3) Friday
4) Wednesday 5) Thursday

102. Who among the following did join the Bengali language course?
1) A 2) D 3) F
4) G 5) E

103. Who among the following joined the Odiya language course?
1) C 2) D 3) F
4) A 5) Either A or F

104. Which of the following combinations of Day-Person-Course is not correct?
1) Wednesday – F – Odiya 2) Saturday – G – Gujarati
3) Thursday – D – Telugu 4) Monday – C – Bengali
5) Friday – B – Hindi

105. Who among the following joined the language course on the last day of the
week, i.e., Sunday?
1) E 2) F 3) C
4) G 5) B

Directions (106 – 108): Study the following information and answer the questions
given below:

A and B are husband and wife. C is son of B. D is son of C. C is married to P. P
is mother of M. R is daughter of M. M is mother of T.

106. Who among the following is the grandson of A?
1) C 2) D 3) M
4) T 5) P

107. Who among the following is the grand daughter of C?
1) R 2) T 3) D
4) M 5) None of these

108. Who among the following is mother-in-law of P?
1) A 2) B 3) M
4) Either A or B 5) None of these

Directions (109 – 111): Study the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below:

Among five persons – M, N, O, P and Q – each having different height. N is
taller than O but shorter than M. Q is taller than only P. The second tallest person is
165 cm tall while the second shortest in 155 cm tall.

109. Who among the following is the tallest?
1) Q 2) O 3) M
4) N 5) None of these

110. Who among the following may be 160 cm tall?
1) O 2) N 3) Q
4) P 5) None of these

111. Who among the following is shorter than N but taller than Q?
1) P 2) M or O 3) M
4) O 5) None of these

Directions (112 – 115): Study the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below:

M, V, K, D, T, J and R are seven friends studying in different classes – IIIrd,
IVth, Vth, VIth, VIIth, VIIIth, and IXth standards. Each of them has different favourite
colours yeloow, blue, red, white, black, green and violet. J likes red and studies in
class Vth, R likes violet and studies in Class IIIrd. M studies in class VIIIth and does
not like either green or yellow. K likes white and does not study either in VIIth or in
IVth. D studies in VIth and likes black. T does not study in IVth. V does not like green.

112. In which standard does K study?
1) IIIrd 2) Vth 3) IVth
4) VIIth 5) None of these

113. What is M’s favourite colour?
1) Red 2) Yellow 3) Green
4) Blue 5) None of these.

114. In which standard does ‘V’ study?
1) IVth 2) IXth 3) VIIth
4) Data inadequate 5) None of these.

115. What is V’s favourite colour?
1) Green 2) Red 3) Yellow
4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

116. Statement: The Government is working on a proposal to double the investment
threshold that defines micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Which of the following cannot be a possible effect of the above proposal if it is
accepted?
1) The MSMEs would grow at rapid pace as many small entities prefer to be
small for the fear of losing out the tax benefits.
2) If the sizes of companies are bigger then they are less vulnerable and their
issues can be addressed in a better way.
3) The MSMEs would discard its basic structure and these would come in direct
competition with the bigger companies.
4) The step would enable more companies to get tax benefits currently available
to MSMEs.
5) Technological upgradation and more R & D would be available to MSMEs.

117. Effect: The Reserve Bank of India has increased the priority sector housing
loans to Rs.40 lakh per unit. Which of the following can be a possible cause of
the above statement?
1) The Government is facing great challenge to provide affordable housing to the
needy people.
2) The definition of affordability in most of the cities has changed and more
funds are needed to purchase a dwelling unit.
3) Real estate developers are focusing on high-end luxury segment and ignoring
the lower segment.
4) The costs of building materials have surpassed the prices of land for housing.
5) Banking industry has sought permission to finance land purchase also.

118. Statement: The Income Tax authorities carried out raids at three different
business houses in the city last week.
Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above statement?
1) The three business houses are regular defaulters in payment of their income tax.

going on in the three business houses.
3) The Government decided to look into the matter and has appointed and
inquiry committee.
4) Other business houses took immediate action to clear off all their income tax
dues in order to avoid a raid on their establishments.
5) The authorities intend to conduct raids in several other business houses in the vicinity.

Directions (119 – 120): Read the following information carefully and answer the
questions given below:

Point B is 4 meters towards the North of point A
Point E is 8 meters towards the East of point B.
Point C is 5 meters towards the East of Point A.
Point D is 9 meters towards the West of point C.

119. How far should one walk from point A in order to reach point D?
1) 4 meters 2) 9 meters 3) 5 meters
4) 14 meters 5) 8 meters.

120. If a person walks 4 meters towards the South from point E and then walks after
taking a right turn, which of the following points would he reach first?
1) A 2) B 3) C
4) D 5) None of these

### SBI Clerk 2014 Question Paper and Answers: Sectionwise Questions

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