# Questions Asked in IBPS PO Prelims 13 October 2018 - All Slots

## Questions Asked in IBPS PO Prelims 14 October 2018 - All Slots

The IBPS PO Exam is being conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of October 2018. The exam seeks to fill in around 4252 vacancies in the post of Probationary Officer at 20 participating banks.

## Questions Asked from Quantitative Aptitude

1. Wrong Number Series
1. 2, 3, 8, 31, 154, 924, 6460
• Sol - 924 x2 – 1, x3-1, x4-1, x5-1, x6-1
• Ans: 924 should be replaced with 923
2. 4, 5.1, 7.3, 10.6, 15, 20, 27.1
• Sol- +1.1, 2.2, +3.3, +4.4..
• Ans: 20 should be replaced with 20.5
3. 141, 156, 147, 162, 153, 165, 159
• Sol - 165 +15, -9, +15, -9, +15
• Ans: 165 should be replaced with 168
4. 252, 252, 254, 227, 243, 118, 154
• Sol - 252 -1³, +2², -3³, +4²
• Ans: 252 should be replaced with 250
5. 0.5, 2, 1, 4, 32, 512, 16384
• Solution - Multiply each number in the series of x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32. (i.e) 0.5×1= 0.5, 0.5×2= 1, 1×4=4…
• Ans: 2 should be replaced with 0.5
1.  2x² + 9x + 9 = 0, 15y²+ 16y + 4= 0
• ANS: x=-3, -1.5, y= -0.66, -0.4
2. 6x² – 11x +4 = 0, 3y² – 5y + 2 =0
• ANS: x=4/3, 1/2 y=1, 1/2
3. 2x³ = √256, 2y² – 9y + 10 = 0
• ANS: x= 2, y- 2,2.5
4. 3x² + 11x +10 = 0, 2y² + 11y + 14 = 0
• ANS: x= -1.66, -2, y= -3.5, -2
5. 21x²+ 10x + 1 = 0, 24y² + 26y + 5 = 0
• ANS: x=-0.14, -0.33, y= -0.83, -0.25
3. Average Average weight of class is 47 7/50, there are 30 girls and 15 boys in the class. Average weight of boys is 58 kg. Find the approximate average weight of girls.

4. Simple and Compound interest - In scheme B, Amount was invested for 2 year for SI at 25% amount received was 1950, this amount invest in scheme A for 2 year at CI at 10%. What was the amount invested in scheme B?

## Questions Asked from Reasoning Ability

• Square Seating Arrangement Puzzle - 5 Qs - Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table. Four of them are sitting on corners and four of them are sitting in the middle. The one who sits at the corners are facing inside and the one who sits at the middle are facing outside. Two persons sit between A and D. A is facing the centre. One person sits between A and G and G is not neighbor of D. H is 2nd to the right of G. F and C are neighbors. C is 2nd to the right of E.
• Floor Puzzle - 5 Qs -Ten persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J are living in a five storey building such as ground floor is numbered as 1, above it is floor 2 then top floor is numbered as 5. Each of the floor has 2 flats in it as flat-1 and flat-2. Flat-1 of floor-2 is immediately above flat-1 of floor-1 and immediately below flat-1 of floor-3 and so on. In the same way flat-2 of floor-2 is immediately above flat-2 of floor-1 and immediately below flat-2 of floor-3 andso on. B lives on floor-2 and E lives to the west of B. There is two floors gap between B and G. I lives to the east of H. G does not live in the same flat number as H. There is a two floors gap

## Questions Asked from English Language

1. Reading Comprehension (5 Qs)  - The passage was based on Newspaper & Mass Media..
People have long circulated news via word-of-mouth, and as language evolved into writing and literacy – and governments played larger roles in people’s lives – sharing information became a necessity. However, disseminating news and information on paper presented significant challenges. When each copy had to be handwritten, mass distribution was impossible. The invention of the printing press paved the way for “true” newspapers The first true newspapers arrived after Johannes Gutenberg introduced his movable type printing press to the European world around 1440. Though printing presses with movable type had existed in eastern Asia for around two centuries, they never made it to Europe; furthermore, Gutenberg’s version made it significantly faster to mass produce documents.
By 1500, the printing press had made its way throughout Europe, and news sheets (or news books) were mass-distributed. The first weekly newspaper was published in Germany by Johann Carolus in 1604. Called Relation aller FÃ¼rnemmen und gedenckwÃ¼rdigen Historien, the publication satisfied the four tenets of a “true” newspaper: • Accessibility by the public • Published at a regular interval (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) • Information is current • Covers a variety of topics (politics, events, entertainment, sports, etc.) Despite meeting the requirements for a newspaper, there is some debate as to whether The Relation qualifies as the world’s first newspaper since it was printed in quarto, not folio, size. It’s worth noting the World Association of Newspapers considers The Relation the first true newspaper.
Other German newspapers followed, and in 1618 the world’s first broadsheet newspaper printed in folio size was published in Amsterdam, called Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. The newspaper format soon spread throughout Europe, with newspapers published in Spain, France, and Sweden. The first English newspaper was published in 1665 in Oxford, England. Known as the Oxford Gazette, the newspaper moved to London in 1666 and was renamed the London Gazette. It’s still being published today.
2. Sentence Improvement (8 Qs)  - one sentence was given and some words were bold and they are asked to be replaced with each other

## Questions Asked from Quantitative Aptitude

1. Line Graph DI - No of work in boxes sold large and medium
2. Tabular DI - Shifts produced and Percentage failed
3. Probability - X number of red balls and 5 no. of Blue ball picked without replacement then probability is 3/7
4. Caslet DI - Total 450 vouchers were distributed by a salon for a complimentary haircut and pedicure. Number of Vouchers redeemed by a male was 34 more than that of females. The ratio of vouchers redeemed by males to female is 13:7. A number of vouchers redeemed by the male for haircut were 15 more than that of vouchers redeemed by males for a pedicure. (Not necessary that all vouchers were redeemed). Note: Questions is incomplete. Ans - 72 redeemed by female and 106 redeemed by male

## Questions Asked from Reasoning Ability

1. Data Interpretation - 3 sets of DI was asked
• Table
• Bar Graph
• Pie chart

## Questions Asked from English Language

1. Reading Comprehension - The passage was based on - Skill development and role of universities. 02 Antonym & Synonym
These mismatched graduates face poorer prospects and lower earnings than their peers who embark on careers that are a better fit for the knowledge and skills they have acquired through three or four years of study. It suggests that traditional careers advice isn’t working.
The problem isn’t necessarily that too many students are taking the wrong course. There is little evidence that graduates are studying the “wrong” subjects, according to the UUK research, since most are on courses that offer subject knowledge and employability skills that are very much in demand.
Politicians complain of a, but graduates face an “experience gap” – with many employers preferring to recruit young people who have spent a couple of years in the workplace rather than raw recruitments from the university.
To help graduates find the right jobs for them, lots of universities are experimenting with new ways to make their careers advice more accessible and meaningful.
At the University of Kent, students can use an online Careers Explorer service to match their skills to career options, and a work-study scheme that provides bursaries for work experience. Students at the University of Dundee can take employability modules in parallel with their academic work, including online and personal career planning sessions.

## Questions Asked from Quantitative Aptitude

1. Missing Number Series - 5 Qs
1. 3,2,19,39,__,103
2. 14,28,84,336,__,10080
3. 11,15,31,67,131,__
4. 10,40,60,72,78,__
5. 18,20,16,24,__,40

## Questions Asked from Reasoning Ability

1. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
• Linear - Certain no. of people facing north
• Square - 4 people facing outside the table and 4 facing inside the table
• Floor - based
• Circular based - inward & outward

## Questions Asked from English Language

1. Reading Comprehension. - The passage was based on -Unemployment of women and how it affects the economy of the country. - 2 Antonym & Synonym.

## Questions Asked from Quantitative Aptitude

1. Number Series - Wrong number
2. Data Interpretation - 3 sets of DI was asked
1. Mix DI - Line + Table
2. Mix DI - Pie + Table
3. Caselet

## Questions Asked from Reasoning Ability

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
1. Box-based puzzle - 9 boxes were there
2. Ordering based puzzle
3. Tabulation - 5 People, 5 colors, & their hierarchy system - Assistant Manager, MD, GM
4. Tabulation - 7 days were given and 7 cities were given and they traveled to different cities

## Questions Asked from English Language

• The passage was based on - Japan Overworking condition - 2 Antonym & Synonym

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