State Bank of India Paper Contributed by Renu updated on Jun 2019
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SBI PO Exam - Solved Model Question Paper

Reasoning Ability:

Directions (Q. 1 - 5): Read the information carefully and answer the following questions:
If A + B means A is the father of B.
If A Ã— 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 Ã· B means A is the son of B.

1. What should come in place of question mark to establish that J is brother of T in the expression?
J Ã· P % H ? T % L
1) Ã—
2) Ã·
3) \$
4) Either Ã· or Ã—
5) Either + or Ã·

2. Which of the given expressions indicates that M is daughter of D?
1) L % R \$ D + T Ã— M
2) L + R \$ D + M Ã— T
3) L % R % D + T Ã· M
4) D + L \$ R + M Ã— T
5) L \$ D Ã· R % M Ã· T

3. Which of the following options is true if the expression
'I + T % J Ã— L Ã· K' is definitely true?
1) L is daughter of T
2) K is son-in-law of I
3) I is grandmother of L
4) T is father of J
5) J is brother of L

4. Which of the following expressions is true if Y is son of X is definitely false?
1) W % L Ã— T Ã— Y Ã· X
2) W + L Ã— T Ã— Y Ã· X
3) X + L Ã— T Ã— Y Ã· W
4) W \$ X + L + Y + T
5) W % X + T Ã— Y Ã· L

5. What should come in place of question mark to establish that T is sister-in-law of Q in the expression.
R % T Ã— P ? Q + V
1) Ã·
2) %
3) Ã—
4) \$
5) Either \$ or Ã—

Directions (Q. 6 - 10): 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 - Chartered 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 on 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 on the immediate left of F. The Lawyer is second to the right of the Columnist. The Professor is an immediate neighbour of the Engineer. G is second to the right of the Chartered Accountant.

6. Who is sitting second to the right of E?
1) The Lawyer
2) G
3) The Engineer
4) F
5) K

7. Who among the following is the Professor?
1) F
2) L
3) M
4) K
5) J

8. 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 Accountant - H
2) M - Doctor
3) J - Engineer
4) Financial Analyst - L
5) Lawyer - K

9. 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

10. 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 neighbour 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 statements are true.

Directions (Q. 11 - 15): 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 with 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.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
5) if both conclusion I and II follow.
(11 - 12):
Statements:
Some squares are circles.
No circle is a triangle.
No line is a square.

11. Conclusions:
I. All squares can never be triangles.
II. Some lines are circles.
Ans: 1

12. Conclusions:
I. No triangle is a suqare.
II. No line is a circle.
Ans: 4

(13 - 14):
Statements:
All songs are poems.
All poems are rhymes.
No rhyme is paragraph.

13. Conclusions:
I. No Song is a paragraph.
II. No poem is a paragraph.
Ans: 5

14. Conclusions:
I. All rhymes are poems.
II. All Songs are rhymes.
Ans: 2

15. Statements:
Some dews are drops.
All drops are stones.
Conclusions:
I. At least some dews are stones.
II. At least some stones are drops.
Ans: 5

Directions (Q. 16 - 18): 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.
2) if the 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.
3) if the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
4) if the data in statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

16. Seventeen people are standing in a straight line facing south. What is Bhavna's position from the left end of the line?
I. 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 line. Four people stand between Sandeep and Bhavna.
II. Anita is standing fourth to the left of Sheetal. Less than three people are standing between Bhavna and Anita.
Ans: 5

17. Five letters - A, E, G, N and R - are arranged from left to right according to certain conditions. Which letter is placed third?
I. G is placed second to the right of A. E is on 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 and of the arrangement.
Ans: 3

18. 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?
I. 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.
Ans: 2

Directions (Q.19 - 20): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

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.

19. 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 sceptical 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.

20. 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 consumer whose view is presented does not have any retail stores in her vicinity.

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 may be 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.

'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 allow pets.
3) People who ignored this notice were fined.
4) There are more than one entrance to the park.
5) Many people have now stopped visiting the park.

Directions (Q.23-25): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Despite repeated announcements thatmobile 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.

23. 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 their mobile phones?
1) Only (A)
2) Both (A) and (B)
3) Both (C) and (D)
4) Only (C)
5) Both (B) and (D)

24. 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 (F)

25. Which of the following among (A), (B), (D) and (F) can be in 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)

Directions (Q. 26-28) Study the information carefully to answer these questions.
In a team, there are 240 members (males and females). Two-thirds of them are males. Fifteen per cent of males are graduates. Remaining males are non-graduates. Three-fourths of the females are graduates. Remaining females are non-graduates.

26. What is the difference between the number of females who are non-graduates and the number of males who are graduates?
1) 2
2) 24
3) 4
4) 116
5) 36

27. What is the sum of the number of females who are graduates and the number of males who are non-graduates?
1) 184
2) 96
3) 156
4) 84
5) 196

28. What is the ratio of the total number of males to the number of females who are non-graduates?
1) 6 : 1
2) 8 : 1
3) 8 : 3
4) 5 : 2
5) 7 : 2

General Awareness, Marketing & Computers:

29. 'C' in CPU denotes
1) Central
2) Common
3) Convenient
4) Computer
5) Circuitry

30. A joystick is primarily used to/for
1) Print Text
2) Computer gaming
3) Enter text
4) Draw pictures
5) Control sound on the screen

31. Which is not a storage device?
1) CD
2) DVD
3) Floppy disk
4) Printer
5) Hard disk

32. Which of the following uses a handheld operating system?
1) A Supercomputer
2) A Personal computer
3) A Laptop
4) A Mainframe
5) A PDA

33. To display the contents of a folder in Windows Explorer you should
1) click on it
2) collapse it
3) name it
5) rename it

34. The CPU comprises of Control, Memory, and ------ units.
1) Micro processor
2) Arithmetic/Logic
3) Output
4) ROM
5) Input

35. ................ is the most important/powerful computer in a typical network.
1) Desktop
2) Network client
3) Network server
4) Network station
5) Network switch

36. A (n) ................ appearing on a web page opens another document when clicked.
1) Anchor
2) URL
4) reference

37. Which of the following refers to the rectangular area for displaying information and running programmes?
1) Desktop
2) Dialog box
4) Window
5) Icon

38. ................ is a Windows utility programme that locates and eliminates unnecessary fragments and rearranges files and unused disk space to optimise operations.
1) Backup
2) Disk Cleanup
3) Disk Defragmenter
4) Restore
5) Disk Restorer

39. Which of the following refers to too much electricity and may cause a voltage surge?
1) Anomaly
2) Shock
3) Spike
4) Virus
5) Splash

40. The software that is used to create text-based documents are referred to as
1) DBMS
2) Suites
4) Presentation software
5) Word processors

41. ................ devices convert human-understandable data and programmes into a form that the computer can process.
1) Printing
2) Output
3) Solid state
4) Monitor
5) Input

42. Effective Selling Skills depend on the
1) Number of Languages known to the DSA
2) Data on marketing staff
3) Information regarding IT market
4) Knowledge of related markets
5) Ability to talk fast

43. A Direct Selling Agent (DSA) is required to be adept in
1) Surrogate marketing
2) Training skills
3) Communication skills
4) Market Research
5) OTC Marketing

44. Leads can be best sourced from
1) Foreign Customers
2) Yellow paages
3) Dictionary
4) List of vendors
5) Local supply chains

45. A successful marketing person requires one of the following qualities:
1) Empathy
2) Sympathy
3) Insistence
4) Aggressiveness
5) Pride

46. Innovation in marketing is the same as
1) Abbreviation
2) Communication
3) Creativity
4) Aspiration
5) Research work

47. Market segmentation can be resorted to by dividing the target group as per
1) Income levels of customers
2) age of the employees
3) Needs of the salespersons
4) Marketing skills of the employees
5) Size of the organisation

48. Post-sales activities include
1) Sales presentation
2) Customer's feedback
3) Customer identification
4) Customer's apathy
5) Product design

49. The 'USP' of a product denotes the
1) Usefulness of the product
2) Drawbacks of a Product
3) Main Functions
4) Number of allied products available
5) High selling features of a product

50. The competitive position of a company can be improved by
1) Increasing the selling price
2) Reducing the margin
3) Ignoring competitors
4) Increasing the cost price
5) Understanding and fulfilling customers' needs

1) Low-cost products
2) High-cost products
3) At-par services
4) Additional services for the same cost
5) Giving discounts

52. The target market for Debit Cards is
1) All existing account-holders
2) All agriculturists
3) All DSAs
4) All vendors
5) All Outsourced agents

23. A good Brand can be built up by way of
1) Customer Grievances
2) Break-down of IT support
3) Old age
4) Large number of products
5) Consistent offering of good services

English Language:

Directions (Q. 54-58): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The group desired to enhance the learning experience in schools with an interactive digital medium that could be used within and outside the class-room.
(B) Then the teacher can act on the downloaded data rather than collect it from each and every student and thereby save his time and effort.
(C) Edutor, decided the group of engineers, all alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, when they founded Edutor Technologies in August 2009.
(D) They can even take tests and submit them digitally using the same tablets and the teachers in turn can download, the tests using the company's cloud services.
(E) With this desire they created a solution that digitises school text books and other learning material so that students no longer need to carry as many books to school and back as before, but can access their study material on their touch-screen tablets.
(F) Amechanic works on motors and an accountant has his computer. Likewise, if a student has to work on a machine of device, what should it be called?

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

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

56. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
1) A
2) F
3) E
4) B
5) D

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

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

Directions (Q. 59-68): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

There is a considerable amount of research about the factors that make a company innovate. So is it possible to create an environment (59) to innovation? This is a particularly pertinent (60) for India today. Massive problems in health, education etc (61) be solved using a conventional Approach but (62) creative and innovative solutions that can ensure radical change and (63). There are several factors in India's(64). Few countries have the rich diversity that India or its large, young population (65). While these (66) innovation policy interventions certain additional steps are
also required. These include (67) investment in research and development by (68) the government and the private sector, easy transfer of technolgy from the academic world etc. To fulfil its promise of being prosperious and to be at the forefront, India must be innovative.

59. 1) stimuli
2) conducive
3) incentive
4) facilitated
5) impetus

60. 1) objective
2) controversy
3) doubt
4) question
5) inference

61. 1) cannot
2) possibly
3) should
4) never
5) must

62. 1) necesary
2) apply
3) need
4) consider
5) requires

63. 1) quantity
3) increase
4) chaos
5) growth

64. 1) challenges
2) praises
3) favour
4) leverage
5) esteem

65. 1) blessed
2) enjoys
3) endows
4) prevails
5) occurs

66. 1) aid
2) jeopardise
3) promotes
4) endure
5) cater

67. 1) acute
2) utilising
3) restricting
4) inspiring
5) increased

68. 1) both
2) besides
3) combining
4) participating
5) also

Directions (Q. 69-73): In each of the following questions four words are given, of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words which are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning and indicate the number of the correct letter combination, by darkening the appropriate oval in your answer sheet.
69. (A) consent (B) nascent (C) emerging (D) Insecure
1) A ?C
2) B ? D
3) B ? C
4) A ? D
5) A ? B

70. (A) elated (B) eccentric (C) explicit (D) abnormal
1) A ?B
2) B ?D
3) A ? C
4) A ?D
5) D ? C

71. (A) abundance (B) incomparable (C) Projection (D) plethora
1) A ?C
2) A ?B
3) C ? D
4) B ?D
5) A ? D

72. (A) purposefully (B) inaccurately (C) inadvertently (D) unchangeably
1) A ?C
2) A ?B
3) B ? C
4) B ?D
5) A ? D

73. (A) germane (B) generate (C) reliable (D) irrelevant
1) B ?D
2) B ?C
3) A ? B
4) C ?D
5) A ? D