Bank of Maharashtra Placement Paper
Bank of Maharashtra Aptitude Test
1. One man can do a piece of work in 10 days. one boy joins him & he completes the work in 6 days. If the man gets 50 rs for his work, then what will be the share of the boy?
Given, 1-day work of Man=1/10.
If Boy's 1-day work=1/x, then
=> (1/10) +(1/x) =1/6, x=15
Ratio of work of Man & Boy = 1/10:1/15 = 3:2.
So, out of 50 Rs, Boy's share = 2*50/ (3+2) =20.
2. A man sets out to cycle from Delhi to Rohtak and at the same time another man starts from Rohtak to cycle to cycle to Delhi. After passing each other they completed their journey in (10/3) hours and (16/3) hours respectively. At what rate does the second man cycle if the first cycle at 8 kmph?
A. 6.12 kmph
B. 6.42 kmph
C. 6.22 kmph
D. 6.32 kmph
A's Speed: B's Speed=root of(b):root of(a)
=>8:x=root of(10/3):root of(16/3)
On solving we get,
=> x=2*root of(10)
=> x=6.32 kmph.
3. Two trains whose respective lengths are 240 m and 360 m cross each other in 30 seconds when they are moving in opposite directions and in 1 minute 40 seconds when they are moving in the same direction. What is the speed of the faster train (kmph)?
Given that, L1=240 and L2=360
So we know that t=s/v,
Then 30 = (240 + 360)/(v1+v2).
=> v1 + v2 = 20. .......(1)
and v1-v2 = 600/100 = 6. .......(2)
After solving the both equations we get,
v1=13 and v2=7
Hence, the required speed is 13 m /sec or 13*(18/5) km/hr.=46.8km/hr.
4. Three sales people are paid commissions in proportion to the amount of their sales, which total $25000, $40000, and $60000 respectively. If a total of $20000 is allocated for these three commissions, what is the amount of the largest commission paid?
A. $8, 000
B. $8, 400
C. $9, 600
D. $10, 000
E. $12, 000
The proportion of their commission will be
So, the largest commission = (12/25) *20000 = $9,600.
5. A sum of Rs 468.75 was lent out at simple interest and at the end of 1 year and 8 months, the total amount of Rs 500 is received. Find the rate of interest.
Given, principle=468.75, Amount=Rs 500
Since, Amount =S. I + P
=> 500= [468.75*(20/12) *R]/100 + 468.75
=> 31.25 = 156.25*5R/100
=> R = 4%.
6. There is a rectangular Garden whose length and width is 60m X 20m.There is a walkway of uniform width around garden. Area of walkway is 516m2. Find width of walkway?
Let the width of rectangle be x.
So the length & breath is increased by 2x.
So new total area along with walkway is (60+2x) *(20+2x)
=> (60+2x) *(20+2x)-60*20=516.
=> (60+2x) *(20+2x) =1716.
=> (30+x) *(10+x) =429=33*13.
7. How many different words can be formed using the letters of the word AMPLITUDE?
D. None of these
The number of words that can be formed is the factorial of no of letters in the given word.
Hence the answer is 9!
8. In a fraction, if numerator is added by 2 and denominator by 1 it results 1, and if numerator added again by 4 and denominator by 2 it results 1/2. Find the fraction?
Let numerator=x and denominator=y.
So (x+2/y+1) =1 i.e.
=> x-y+1=0 ------(1)
And, again add 4 and 2 in numerator and denominator
=> 2x-y+9=0 ------(2)
By solving eq(1) and eq(2), we get:
=> x/y = 8/7.
9. If log (base x) y=100 and log (base 2) x=10, then the value of y is
Given, log (base 2) x=10.
Therefore, log (base x) y=100.
= (2^10) ^100
10. The average weight of 8 person's increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?
A. 76 kg
B. 76.5 kg
C. 85 kg
D. Data inadequate
E. None of these
Total weight increased = (8 x 2.5) kg = 20 kg.
Weight of the new person = (65 + 20) kg = 85 kg.
Bank of Maharashtra Logical Reasoning Test
11. Series Completion:
BCB, DED, FGF, HIH, _____
This series consists of a simple alphabetical order with the first two letters of all segments: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K. The third letter of each segment is a repetition of the first letter.
12. Coding and decoding:
In a certain code, a number 13479 is written as AQFJL and 5268 is written as DMPN. How is 396824 written in that code?
E. None of these
In the given codes, the numbers are coded as shown:
1 3 4 7 9 5 2 6 8
A Q F J L D M P N
that is, 3 as Q,
9 as L, 6 as P, 8 as N, 2 as M and 4 as F.
So, 396824 is coded as QLPNMF.
13. A is the father of C. But C is not his son. E is the daughter of C. F is the spouse of A. B is the brother of C. D is the son of B. G is the spouse of B. H is the father of G. Who is the son of F?
B is the son of A and F is the spouse of A. So, B is the son of F.
Statement: Should children be legally made responsible to take care of their parents during their old age?
I. Yes. Such matter can only be solved by legal means.
II. Yes. Only this will bring some relief to poor parents.
A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong
Taking care of the parents is a moral duty of the children and cannot be thrust upon them legally, nor such a compulsion can ensure good care of the old people. So, none of the arguments holds strong.
Statement: Cases of food poisoning due to consumption of liquor are increasing in rural areas.
I. Percentage of people consuming liquor is more in rural areas.
II. There are many unauthorized spurious liquor shops in the rural areas.
A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit
The statement talks of number of cases of food poisoning due to consumption of liquor and not of the number of cases consuming liquor. So, I is not implicit. Besides, the statement indicates that people in rural areas are getting spurious or low-grade liquor and no check is being kept on shops selling liquor there. So, II is implicit.
Statement: He stressed the need to stop the present examination system and its replacement by other methods which would measure the real merit of the students.
I. Examinations should be abolished.
II. The present examination system does not measure the real merit of the students.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
The statement stresses the need to adopt a new method of examination. So, I does not follow. However, II directly follows from the given statement.
Statement: There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city.
Courses of Action:
I. The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
II. The government should appeal to all the residents through mass media for minimal use of water.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
The situation can be tackled by periodic cuts in supply, and urging people to conserve water. So both the courses follow.
18. Data sufficiency:
Question: What is Nitin's rank from the top in a class of forty students?
I. There are ten students between Nitin and Deepak.
II. Deepak is twentieth from the top.
A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient
Since there are ten students between Nitin and Deepak, so Nitin may be eleven ranks above or below Deepak. Thus, Nitin may be 9th or 31st from the top.
Bank of Maharashtra Verbal Ability Test
19. Fill in the blanks:
We were thinking ________it ___________something like a requiem for our age.
A. for, because
B. for, as
C. of, since
D. of, as
22. PARAGRAPH COMPLETION:
The better behavior resulting from smart devices is just one threat to the insurance industry. Conventional risk pools (for home or car insurance, for example) are shrinking as preventable accidents decline, leaving the slow-footed giants of the industry at risk. Business is instead moving to digital-native insurers, many of which are offering low premiums to those willing to collect and share their data. Yet the biggest winners could be tech companies rather than the firms that now dominate the industry. Insurance is increasingly reliant on the use of technology to change behavior; firms act as helicopter parents to policyholders, warning of impending harm—slow down; reduce your sugar intake; call the plumber—the better to reduce unnecessary payouts.
A. The growing mountain of personal data available to individuals and, crucially, to firms is giving those with the necessary processing power the ability to distinguish between low-risk and high-risk individuals.
B. Cheap sensors and the tsunami of data they generate can improve our lives; black boxes in cars can tell us how to drive more carefully and wearable devices will nudge us toward healthier lifestyles.
C. Yet this sort of relationship relies on trust, and the Googles and Apples of the world, on which consumers rely day-by-day and hour-by-hour, may be best placed to win this business.
D. The uncertainty that underpins the need for insurance is now shrinking thanks to better insights into individual risks.
23. Sentence Completion:
As were many colonial administrators, Gregory was ____ in his knowledge of the grammar of the local language, though his accent was ____.
A. deficient - poor
B. competent - adequate
C. faultless - awful
D. well-versed - effective
E. erratic - eccentric
Most of us eat ________ a spoon.
25. Fill in the blank with suitable article:
We went to _______station this morning to pick up my grandfather.
26. Sentence Correction:
Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct?
He never has and ever will take such strong measures.
A. had taken nor will ever take
B. had taken and will ever take
C. has and never will take
D. had and ever will take
E. No correction required
It is difficult to reconcile the ideas of different schools of thought on the question of education. Some people maintain that pupils of school should concentrate on a narrow range of subjects which will benefit them directly in their subsequent careers. Others contend that they should study a wide range of subjects so that they not only have the specialized knowledge necessary for their chosen careers but also sound general knowledge about the world they will have to work and live in. Supporters of the first theory state that the greatest contributions to civilization are made by those who are expert in their trade or profession. Those on the other side say that, unless they have a broad general education, the experts will be too narrow in their outlook to have sympathy with their fellows or a proper sense of responsibility towards humanity as a whole.
27. What is the passage about?
A. Reconciliation of two different ideas about education
B. Projecting two different ideas about education
C. Career-oriented education
D. Broad-based education
28. According to the passage which one of the following statements is true about broad general knowledge?
A. Without it no one would get a job
B. Specialization is incomplete without it
C. It teaches us about different things
D. It broadens one's outlook
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