SBI PO EXAM-2013 SOLVED PAPER

SBI PO EXAM-2013 SOLVED PAPER

PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS- SBI PO 2013

STATE BANK OF INDIA –SBI has released notification for the post of Probationary Officers. The written examination will be held on June, 2015. For detailed advertisement click here- http://allexamtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/sbipo-rectruitment-advertisement.pdf

We suggest the aspirants to start preparation for the Probationary Officers Exam 2015 right after they complete their application process so that they can cover the complete syllabus few days before the examination.

For preparing the SBI Probationary Officers exam 2015, one must go through previous year question papers with utmost sincerity. This will be highly helpful for the candidates in assessing-

  • The pattern of examination for Probationary Officers Exam.
  • Type of questions being asked from different subjects and topics and then prepare accordingly for the upcoming exams.
  • Practising the previous year papers will help them in time management during the exam.
  • Candidates can assess their level of preparation in comparison to the actual exam.

Find below the Previous Year Question Paper Reasoning Ability of SBI Probationary Officers Exam 2013:-

Reasoning Ability

(Held on 28-4-2013)

Directions (1-5): Read each statement carefully and answer the following questions:

  1. Which of the following expressions will be true if the expression R > O = A > S < T as definitely true?

(1) O > T (2) S < R (3) T > A (4) S = O (5) T < R

  1. Which of the following symbols should replace the questions mark (?) in the given expression in order to make the expression ‘P > A’ as well as ‘T L’ definitely true?

P > L ? A N = T

(1) (2) < (3) < (4) (5) Either or <

  1. Which of the following symbols should be placed in the blank spaces respectively (in the same order from left to right) in order to complete the given such a manner that makes the expressions ‘B>N’ as well as ‘D L’ definitely true?

B_____L_____O____N_____D

(1) =, =, , (2) >, , =, > (3) >, <, =, (4) >, =, =, (5) >, =, , >

  1. Which of the following should be placed in the blank spaces respectively (in the same order from left to right) in order to complete the given expression in such a manner that makes the expression ‘A < P’ definitely false?

____ < ___ < ___ > ___

(1) L, N, P, A (2) L, A, P, N (3) A, L, P, N (4) N, A, P, L (5) P, N, A, L

  1. Which of the following symbols should be placed in the blank spaces respectively (in the same order from left to right) in order to complete the given expression in such a manner that makes the expression ‘F > N’ and ‘U > D’ definitely true?

F__O__U__N__D

(1) <, <, >, = (2) <, =, =, > (3) <, =, =, < (4) , =, =, > (5) >, >, =, <

Directions (6-10): Study the following and answer the following questions:

A, B, C, D, E, G and I are seven friends who study in three different standards namely 5th, 6th and 7th such that not less than two friends study in the same standard. Each friend also has a different favorite subject namely History, Civics, English, Marathi, Hindi, Maths and Economics but not necessarily in the same order.

A likes Math and studies in the 5th standard with only one other friend who likes Marathi. I studies with two other friends. Both the friends who study with I like languages (Here languages include only Hindi, Marathi and English). D Studies in the 6th standard with only one person and does not like civics. E studies with only one friend. The one who likes history does not study in 5th or 6th standard. E does not like languages. C does not like English, Hindi or Civics.

  1. Which combination represents E’s favourite subject and the standard in which he studies?

(1) Civics and 7th (2) Economics and 5th (3) Civics and 6th (4) History and 7th (5) Economics and 7th

  1. Which of the following is I’s favourite subject?

(1) History (2) Civics (3) Marathi (4) Either English or Marathi (5) Either English or Hindi

  1. Which of the following is definitely correct?

(1) G (2) C (3) E (4) D (5) Either D or B

  1. Which of the following is definitely correct?

(1) I and Hindi (2) G and English (3) C and Marathi (4) B and Hindi (5) E and Economics

  1. Which of the following subjects does G like?

(1) Either Maths or Marathi (2) Either Hindi or English (3) Either Hindi or Civics (4) Either Hindi or Marathi (5) Either Civics or Economics

Direction: Study the information and answer the following questions:

In a certain code language- ‘economics is not money’ is written as ‘ka la ho ga’ ‘demand and supply economics’ is written as, ‘mo ta pa ka’ ‘money makes only part’ is written as, ‘zi la ne ki’ ‘demand makes supply economics’ is written as, ‘zi mo ka ta

  1. What is the code for ‘money’ in the given code language?

(1) ga (2) mo (3) pa (4) ta (5) la

  1. What is the code for ‘supply’ in the given code language?

(1) only ta (2) only mo (3) either pa or mo (4) only pa (5) either mo or ta

  1. What is the code for ‘demand only more’ in the given code language?

(1) xi ne mo (2) mo zi ne (3) ki ne mo (4) mo zi ki (5) xi ka ta

  1. What may be the possible code for ‘work and money’ in the given code language?

(1) pa ga la (2) pa la tu (3) mo la pa (4) tu la ga (5) pa la ne

  1. What is the code for ‘makes’ in the given code language?

(1) mo (2) pa (3) ne (4) zi (5) ho

Directions: Study the given information and answer the following questions:

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement: (All the numbers are two digit numbers)

Input: 40 made butter 23 37 cookies salt extra 52 86 92 fell now 19

Step I: butter 19 40 made 23 37 cookies salt extra 52 86 92 fell now

Step II: cookies 23 butter 19 40 make 37 salt extra 52 86 92 fell now

Step III: extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 40 made salt 52 86 92 fell now

Step IV: fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 made salt 52 86 92 now

Step V: made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 salt 86 92 now

Step VI: now 86 made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 salt 92

Step VII: salt 92 now 86 made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19

Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.

As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out he appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: 32 proud girl beautiful 48 55 97 rich family 61 72 17 nice life

  1. How many steps will be required to complete the given input?

(1) Five (2) Six (3) Seven (4) Eight (5) Nice

  1. Which of the following is the third element from the left end of step VI?

(1) beautiful (2) life (3) 61 (4) Nice (5) 17

  1. Which of the following is step III of the given input?

(1) proud 72 girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 55 97 rich 61 nice life

(2) life 55 girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 proud 97 rich 61 72 nice

(3) girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 proud girl 48 55 97 rich 61 72 nice life

(4) family 32 beautiful 17 proud girl 48 55 97 rich 61 72 nice life

(5) girl 48 life 55 family 32 beautiful 17 proud 97 rich 61 72 nice

  1. What is the position of ‘nice’ from the left end in the final step?

(1) Fifth (2) Sixth (3) Seventh (4) Eight (5) Ninth

  1. Which element is third to the right of ‘family’ in Step V?

(1) beautiful (2) 17 (3) Proud (4) 97 (5) 32

Directions: Read the information carefully and answer the following questions:

If A + B means A is the father of B If A × B means A is the sister of B If A $ B means A is the wife of B If A % B means A is the mother of B If A ÷ B means A is the son of B

  1. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that J is the brother of T in the expression?

J ÷ P % H ? T % L

(1) × (2) ÷ (3) $ (4) Either ÷ or × (5) Either + or ÷

  1. Which among the given expression indicate the M is the daughter of D?

(1) L % R $ D + T × M (2) L + R $ D + M × T (3) L % R % D + T ÷ M (4) D + L $ R × M + T (5) L $ D ÷ R % M ÷ T

  1. Which among the following options is true if the expression ‘ I + T % J × L ÷ K’ is definitely true?

(1) L is the daughter of T (2) K is the son-in-law of I (3) I is the grandmother of L (4) T is the father of J (5) J is the brother of L

  1. Which among the following expression of true if Y is the son of X is definitely false?

(1) W % L × T × Y ÷ X (2) W + L × T × Y ÷ X (3) X + L × T × Y ÷ W (4) W $ X + L + Y + T (5) W % X + T × Y ÷ L

  1. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that T is the sister-in-law of Q in the expression?

R % T × P ? Q + V

(1) ÷ (2) % (3) × (4) $ (5) Either $ or ×

Directions: Study the following information and answer the questions given below:

Eight people- E, F, G, H, J, K, L and M are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each of them is of a different profession – Charted Accountant, Columnist, Doctor, Engineer, Financial Analyst, Lawyer, Professor and Scientist but not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting second to the left of K. the Scientist is an immediate neighbour of K. there are only three people between the Scientist and E only one person sits between the Engineer and E. The Columnist is to the immediate right of the Engineer. M is second to the right of K. H is the Scientist. G and J are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither G nor J is an Engineer. The Financial Analyst is to the immediate left of F. The Lawyer is second to the right of the Columnist. The Professor is an immediate neighbor of the Engineer. G is second to the right of the Chartered Account.

  1. Who is sitting second to the right of E?

(1) The Lawyer (2) G (3) The Engineer (4) F (5) K

  1. Who amongst the following is the Professor?

(1) F (2) L (3) M (4) K (5) J

  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?

(1) Chartered Account – H (2) M – Doctor (3) J – Engineer (4) Financial Analyst – L (5) Lawyer – K

  1. What is the position of L with respect to the Scientist?

(1) Third to the left (2) Second to the right (3) Second to the left (4) Third to the right (5) Immediate right

  1. Which of the following statements is true according to the given arrangement?

(1) The Lawyer is second to the left of the doctor (2) E is an immediate neighbor of the Financial Analyst (3) H sits exactly between F and the Financial Analyst (4) Only four people sit between the Columnist and F (5) All of the given statement are true

Directions: In each of the questions below, two/three/ statements are given followed by conclusions/group of conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume all the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts and then decide which of the given two conclusions logically follows from the information given in the statements.

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

31-32. Statements:

Some squares are circles. No circle is a triangle. No line is a square.

  1. Conclusions:
  2. All squares can never be triangles. II. Some lines are circles.
  3. Conclusions:
  4. No triangle is a square. II. No line is a circle.

33-34. Statements:

All songs are poems. All poems are rhymes.

No rhyme is a paragraph.

  1. Conclusions:
  2. No song is a paragraph. II. No poem is a paragraph.
  3. Conclusions:
  4. All rhymes are poems. II. All songs are rhymes.
  5. Statements:

Some dews are drops. All drops are stones.

Conclusions:

  1. Atleast some dews are stones. II. Atleast some stones are drops.

Directions: Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read both the statements and—

Give answer (1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question. Give answer (2) if data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question. Give answer (3) if the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the questions. Give answer (4) if the data neither in statement I nor II together are sufficient to answer the questions. Give answer (5) if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the questions.

  1. Seventeen people are standing in a straight line facing south. What is Bhavna’s positon from the left end of the line?

(1) Sandeep is standing second to the left of Sheetal. Only five people stand between Sheetal and the one who is standing at the extreme right end of the live. Four people stand between Sandeep and Bhavna. (2) Anita is standing fourth to the left of Sheetal. Less than three people are standing between Bhavna and Anita.

  1. Five letters – A, E, G, N and R are arranged to right according to certain conditions. Which letter is placed third?
  2. G is placed second to the right of A. E is to the immediate right of G. there are only two letters between R and G. II. N is exactly between A and G. Neither A nor G is at the extreme end of the arrangement.
  3. Six people – S, T, U, V, W and X are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. What is T’s position with respect to X?
  4. Only two people sit between U and W. X is second to the left of W. V and T are immediate neighbours of each other. II. T is to the immediate right of V. There are only two people between T and S. X is an immediate neighbour of S but not of V:

Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the given question:

The convenience of online shopping is what I like best about it. Where else can you shop even at midnight wearing your night suit? You do not have to wait in a line or wait till the shop assistant is ready to help you with your purchases. It is a much better experience as compared to going to a retail store. — A consumer’s view.

  1. Which of the following can be a strong argument in favour of retail store owners?

(1) Online shopping portals offer a great deal of discounts which retail stores offer only during the sale season (2) One can compare a variety of products online which cannot be done at retail stores (3) Many online shopping portals offer the ‘cash on delivery’ feature which is for those who are sveptical about online payments (4) Many consumers prefer shopping at retail stores which are nearer to their houses (5) In online shopping the customer may be deceived as he cannot touch the product he is paying for.

  1. Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An= inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information)

(1) One can shop online only at night (2) Those who are not comfortable using computers can never enjoy the experience of online shopping (3) All retail stores provide shopping assistants to each and every customer (4) The consumer whose view is presented has shopped at retail stores as well as online (5) The customer whose view is presented does not have any retail stores in her vicinity

  1. Read the following information carefully and answer the given question:

Many manufacturing companies are now shifting base to the rural areas of the country as there is a scarcity of space in urban areas. Analysts say that this shift will not have a huge impact on the prices of the products manufactured by these companies as only about 30% consumers live in urban areas. Which of the following maybe a consequence of the given information?

(1) The prices of such products will decrease drastically in the urban areas (2) People living in urban areas will not be allowed to work in such manufacturing companies (3) These manufacturing companies had set-ups in the urban areas before shifting base (4) Those who had already migrated to the urban areas will not shift back to rural areas (5) The number of people migrating from rural to urban areas in search of jobs may reduce

  1. Read the following information carefully and answer the given question:

‘Pets are not allowed in the park premises’ – A notice put up at the park entrance by the authority that is responsible for maintenance of the park.

Which of the following can be an assumption according to the given information? (An assumption is something that is supposed or taken for granted)

(1) At least some people who visit the park have pets. (2) This is the only park which does not allows pets (3) People who ignored this notice were fined (4) There are more than one entrances to the park (5) Many people have now stopped visiting the park

Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Despite repeated announcements that mobile phones were not allowed in the examination hall, three students were caught with their mobile phones.

(A) Mobile phones nowadays have a lot of features and it is easy to cheat with their help (B) The invigilator must immediately confiscate the mobile phones and ask the students to leave the exam hall immediately. (C) Mobile phones are very expensive and leaving them in bags outside the exam hall is not safe. (D) There have been incidents where students who left the exam hall early stole the mobile phones kept in the bags of the students who were writing the exam (E) The school authorities must ask the students to leave their phones in the custody of the invigilator before the exam in order to avoid thefts of mobile phones (F) None of the other students were carrying their phones in the exam hall.

  1. Which of the following among (A), (B), (C) and (D) may be a strong argument in favour of, the three students who were caught with the mobile phone?

(1) Only (A) (2) Both (A) and (B) (3) Both (C) and (D) (4) Only (C) (5) Both (B and (D)

  1. Which of the following among (A), (B), (E) and (F) may be the reason behind the school making such announcements before the exam?

(1) Only (B) (2) Both (B) and (E) (3) Only (F) (4) Only (A) (5) Both (E) and (A)

  1. Which of the following among (A), (B), (D) and (F) can be an immediate course of action for the invigilator?

(1) Only (B) (2) Both (A) and (D) (3) Only (A) (4) Both (D) and (F) (5) Only (F)

 

Answer

  1. (2) 2. (4) 3. (4) 4. (5) 5. (3) 6. (3) 7. (1) 8. (1) 9. (3) 10. (2)
  2. (5) 12. (5) 13. (1) 14. (1) 15. (4) 16. (3) 17. (4) 18. (3) 19. (1) 20. (2)
  3. (1) 22. (2) 23. (2) 24. (4) 25. (4) 26. (2) 27. (4) 28. (3) 29. (2) 30. (*)
  4. (1) 32. (4) 33. (5) 34. (2) 35. (5) 36. (1) 37. (5) 38. (5) 39. (5) 40. (4)
  5. (5) 42. (1) 43. (3) 44. (4) 45. (1)

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