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MINI MOCK FOR IBPS CLERK PRELIM 2020

 Mini Mock for IBPS Clerk/RRB Clerk 2020 (Quant -10 Q, Reas -10 Q, Eng -10 Q)



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            QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE


Question 1

Direction : Study the chart and answer the following questions.

Total 800 students take admission in a college in different branches. If 21% of total students took admission in mechanical branch with the ratio of boys to girls be 4 : 3. If boys taken admission in computer science is thrice of the number of girls in the mechanical branch and boys to girls ratio in computer science branch is 6 : 5. Girls to boys ratio in the civil branch are 1 : 3.

Find Ratio of total boys of mechanical and civil together to the total girls from the same branches.

A.131 : 273 

B.143 : 131

C.273 : 131 

D.7 : 9

E.14 : 19


2.By what percent of boys in computer science is greater than girls from the same branch. 

A10%

B20%

C40%  

D15%

E30%


3.What is the ratio of boys in computer science to the girls in mechanical?


A1 : 3

B3 : 1

C4 : 7     

D3 : 4

E1 : 4


4.If 30% of girls from computer science branch is transferred to the civil branch, then find the total number of girls in the civil branch.


A113  

B110

C93  

D103

E120


5.Find the difference between the total number of boys and the total number of girls.


A148 

B168

C178 

D180

E198


6.Directions :-What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following question.

49.98% of (14.87 × 40.04) - ? = 55.96 × 9.93 ÷ 7.96

A230 

B170

C190

D160

E150


7.Directions :-What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following question.

(22.93)2 - 412.93 ÷ 58.99 = ? × 17.98

A35  

B25

C29  

D39

E43


8.

Directions :-What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following question.

√1763.98 + √1444.04 - (39.99% of 149.92) = ?

A25

B20

C30

D40

E35


9.Directions :-What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following question.

575 ÷ 4.97 – 59.93 = ? – 119.99

A180  

B120

C210  

D150

E175


10.Directions :-What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following question.

49.96% of 320.05 + 74.96% of 119.97 + √143.99 = ?

A251  

B262

C271

D281

E291

REASONING


11.The position of how many alphabets will remain unchanged if each of the alphabets in the word ‘PATRIARCHAL’ is arranged in alphabetical order from left to right?


ANone

BOne

CTwo

DThree

EMore than Three


12.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way to form a group which of the following doesn’t belong to that group?


ASEJ

BVUK

CPIQ

DAGF

EXOT


13.Sirish rank is 34th from the top and 7th from the bottom in the row. How many students are there in the row? 


A39

B38

C37

D33

ENone of these


14.Among Z, Y, X, W and V, Z is heavier than Y but lighter than X. Y is heavier than only V. X is not the heaviest. Who among them will be in the middle if they stand in the order of their weight?


AZ

BX

CY

DW

EV


15.If 2 is multiply by all the even digits and 1 is subtracted from all the odd digits in the number 9274513 then arrange all digits in descending order, then which of the following is second from the right end? 


A2

B8

C6

D4

Ezero


16.How many pairs of letters are there in the word “PATRIARCHAL” each of which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

AThree

BOne

Cfour

DMore than four

Etwo


17.If in the number 67851342, 1 is subtracted to each of the even digit and 2 is added to each of the odd digit then how many digits are repeating in the number thus formed? 

Atwo

Bone

Cnone

Dthree 

Efour


18.How many pairs of letters are there in the word “CAULIFLOWER” each of which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabetical series? 

AThree

BOne

Cfour

DMore than four

Etwo


19.How many meaningful words can be formed using 2nd, 4th, 6th and 10th letter of the word “CAULIFLOWER” only once in the word? 


AThree

BOne

Cfour

DNone

Etwo


20.What should come in place of ?


FY3 IV6 LS9 ?


APO12

BOP11

COP15

DOP12

ENone of these


                     ENGLISH

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions.


Apple iPhone sales in India are expected to have fallen dramatically this year to two million, from three million phones last year. Reuters reports that at the peak shopping season, during Diwali, Apple stores were deserted. This occurred in the world’s fastest-growing market, in which smartphone sales are increasing by more than 20% every quarter. Yet Apple’s loss of the Indian market was entirely predictable. In a Washington Post column of March 2017, I described Apple’s repetition in India of the mistakes it made in China: relying entirely on its brand recognition to build a market for its products there. Rather than attempt to understand the needs of its customers, Apple made insulting plans to market older and inferior versions of iPhones to its Indian customers — and lost their loyalty.


The iPhone no longer stands out as it once did from its competition. Chinese and domestic smartphones boasting capabilities similar to those of the iPhone are now available for a fraction of the iPhone’s cost. Samsung’s high end phones have far more advanced features. And, with practically no brand recognition by the hundreds of millions of Indians who are buying their first devices, Apple does not have any form of product lock in as it does with western consumers who have owned other Apple products and are now buying smartphones. Apple also made no real attempt to customise its phones or applications to address the needs of Indian consumers; they are the same as in the United States. Siri struggles no less on an Indian iPhone than on a US one to recognise an Indian name or city or to play Bollywood tunes. It wasn’t even their technical superiority that made the earlier iPhones so appealing to the well-to-do in India; it was the status and accompanying social gratification they offered. There is no gratification in buying a product that is clearly inferior. Indian consumers who can afford iPhones want the latest and greatest, not hand-me-downs. So Apple could hardly have botched its entry into the Indian market more perfectly.


And it’s not just Apple’s global distribution and marketing strategy that needs an overhaul. The company needs to rethink the way it innovates. Its pursuit of perfection is out of touch with the times.


The way in which innovation happens now is that you release a basic product and let the market tell you how to make it better. Google, Facebook, Tesla, and tens of thousands of startup companies are always releasing what are called minimum viable products, functional prototypes with the most basic of features. The idea is to get something out as quickly as possible and learn from customer feedback. That is because in the fast-moving technology world, there is no time to get a product perfect; the perfected product may become obsolete even before it is released. Apple hasn’t figured that out yet. It maintains a fortress of secrecy, and its leaders dictate product features. When it releases a new technology, it goes to extremes to ensure elegant design and perfection. Steve Jobs was a true visionary who refused to listen to customers — believing that he knew better than they did about what they needed. He ruled with an iron fist and did not tolerate dissension. And people in one Apple division never knew what others in the company were developing; that’s the kind of secrecy the company maintained.


There is a way in which Apple could use India’s market to its advantage: to make it a testbed for its experimental technologies. No doubt Apple has a trove of products that need market validation and that are not yet perfect, such as TV sets, virtual reality headsets, and new types of medical devices. India provides a massive market that will lap up the innovations and provide critical advice. Apple could develop these products in Indian languages so that they aren’t usable back at home, and price them for affordability to their Indian customers. To the visionaries who once guided Apple, experimenting with new ideas in new markets would have been an obvious possibility to explore. Taking instead the unimaginative option of dumping leftovers on a prime market suggests that Apple’s present leaders have let their imaginations wither on the vine.



21.As per the author what mistakes did Apple make in China?


1. It relied heavily on its brand recognition.


2. It decided to market older and inferior versions of iPhones.


3. It did not change the custom language of iPhone.


Only 3

Only 1 and 3

Only 2

Only 1 and 2

All 1, 2 and 3


22.Why does the author believe that Apple’s loss of Indian market was predictable?

Because Apple iPhones were expensive and android phones are cheaper.

Because Apple changed the marketing strategy it had adopted for the Chinese markets.

Because Apple failed in the Chinese market and used the same strategies in the Indian market.

Because of the rise of nationalist forces in politics which the company could not foresee.

None of the above


23.What made the earlier iPhones appealing to the well-to-do India?

They were technologically superior to their contemporaries.

They could be used for multiple purposes unlike other phones which could only be used for calling.

They were not as expensive as other Apple products.

They were more of a status symbol and offered social gratification.

None of the above


24.How is the Google’s innovative strategy different from that of Apple?

Google does not pay heed to customer feedback.

Google launches prototype which has all the features that the customers talk about during feedback.

Google releases a fully functional product and then modifies it according to customer feedback.

Google launches a functional prototype with most basic features and then modifies it according to customer feedback.

None of the above


25.With which of the following statements is the author most likely to agree?

Apple’s approach of maintaining secrecy is commendable

Steve Jobs was eccentric but he did not value customer feedback.

Apple is bound to win back Indian customers if it launches cheaper phones.

Apple is bound to win back the Chinese market if it launches cheaper phones.

None of the above


26.In the following question, a sentence is given, divided into 5 parts. Part (E) is grammatically correct. Out of the other four parts, only one part has an error. Mark the option containing the part with error. If none of the parts have errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.


People are well aware of a vulnerabilities of personal (A)/devices such as smartphones, laptops, routers(B)/and other hardware have, and the firms that (C)/make them work hard to plug gaps in a(D)/ never-ending catch-up game with hackers. (E)


27.In the following question, a sentence is given, divided into 5 parts. Part (E) is grammatically correct. Out of the other four parts, only one part has an error. Mark the option containing the part with error. If none of the parts have errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.


In an interview earlier today, Flipkart chief executive, (A)/Kalyan Krishnamurthy said Flipkart would continue (B)/to invest heavy on new technologies, (C)/especially in areas such as artificial intelligence(D)/ and machine learning.(E)


28.In the following question, a sentence is given, divided into 5 parts. Part (E) is grammatically correct. Out of the other four parts, only one part has an error. Mark the option containing the part with error. If none of the parts have errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.


Those who believe in human-related (A)/climate change are more surer(B) /of their beliefs than those(C)/ who don’t attribute climate change(D)/ to human activity.(E)


29.In the following question, a sentence is given, divided into 5 parts. Part (E) is grammatically correct. Out of the other four parts, only one part has an error. Mark the option containing the part with error. If none of the parts have errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.


With a slowdown in productivity growth hurting (A)/the ability of Western governments to deliver goods (B)/and services, new forms of revenue generation(C) /are needed and one of the possible solutions is to tax capital (D)/gains at the same rate as that of other income.(E)


30.In the following question, a sentence is given, divided into 5 parts. Part (E) is grammatically correct. Out of the other four parts, only one part has an error. Mark the option containing the part with error. If none of the parts have errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.


It is possible that new technologies are not just doing (A)/few to boost productivity than past innovations did, (B)/but also they may actually have negative side effects(C)/that undermine productivity growth and (D)/reduce our wellbeing in other ways. (E)


ANSWERS:


QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE


1.


Total boys of mechanical and civil = 96 + 177 = 273

Total girls of mechanical and civil = 72 + 59 = 131

∴ Required ratio = 273 : 131


2.Required percentage = (216 – 180) / 180 × 100 = 20%


3.Required ratio = 216 : 72 = 3 : 1


4.Number of girls transferred = (30 / 100) × 180 = 54

∴ Number of girls in civil = 59 + 54 = 113


5.Total number of boys = 96 + 216 + 177 = 489

Total number of girls = 72 + 180 + 59 = 311

∴ Required difference = 489 – 311 = 178


6.50% of (15 × 40) - ? = 56 × 10 ÷ 8

= 50% of (600) - ? = 70

=300 - ? = 70

? =300 - 70 = 230


7.(23)2 - 413 ÷ 59 = ? × 18

⇒ 529 - 7 = ? × 18

⇒ 522/18 = ?

⇒ ? = 29


8.42 + 38 - 60 = 20


9.575 ÷ 5 – 60 = ? – 120

=115 – 60 = ? – 120

55 + 120 = 175


10.160 + 90 + 12 = 262


REASONING

11. One

PATRIARCHAL

AAACHILPRRT


12.Except option D, all other are same.


13.Sirish’s rank from top = 34

Sirish's rank from bottom = 7

Total students in the row = 34 + 7 - 1 = 40


14.W > X > Z > Y > V


15. A

9274513

8864420


16. D

PATRIARCHAL = AH,TZ,AC,LT,AC,HP


17. D

67851342

59773531


18.CAULIFLOWER = OR, RA


19.CAULIFLOWER = A,L,F,E = leaf


20.Option D comes in place of ?.


ENGLISH

21.The first paragraph of the passage states that Apple made the same mistakes in China as it made in the Indian market. Refer to the lines: In a Washington Post column of March 2017, I described Apple’s repetition in India of the mistakes it made in China: relying entirely on its brand recognition to build a market for its products there. Rather than attempt to understand the needs of its customers, Apple made insulting plans to market older and inferior versions of iPhones to its Indian customers — and lost their loyalty. Thus, both 1 and 2 are correct.


3 is incorrect as it does not talk about the custom language of iPhone.


Thus, (d) is the right answer.


22.The first paragraph of the passage states that Apple failed to capture the Chinese market and yet it used the same strategies in the Indian market. Hence, its failure was predictable. Refer to the lines:   Yet Apple’s loss of the Indian market was entirely predictable. In a Washington Post column of March 2017, I described Apple’s repetition in India of the mistakes it made in China: relying entirely on its brand recognition to build a market for its products there. Rather than attempt to understand the needs of its customers, Apple made insulting plans to market older and inferior versions of iPhones to its Indian customers — and lost their loyalty. The other options have not been stated in the passage.


Thus, (c) is the right answer.


23.As per the second paragraph of the passage earlier iPhones were appealing to the well-to-do Indians as it was the status and accompanying social gratification they offered. Refer to the lines: It wasn’t even their technical superiority that made the earlier iPhones so appealing to the well-to-do in India; it was the status and accompanying social gratification they offered. There is no gratification in buying a product that is clearly inferior. Indian consumers who can afford iPhones want the latest and greatest, not hand-me-downs. The other options have not been stated in the passage.


Thus, (d) is the right answer.


24.The third paragraph of the passage talks about how Apple’s innovation strategy has become obsolete. It states that Google, Facebook, Tesla and various other startups are now launching products with basic features and later modifying it as per customer feedback. Refer to the lines: The way in which innovation happens now is that you release a basic product and let the market tell you how to make it better. Google, Facebook, Tesla, and tens of thousands of startup companies are always releasing what are called minimum viable products, functional prototypes with the most basic of features. The idea is to get something out as quickly as possible and learn from customer feedback. That is because in the fast-moving technology world, there is no time to get a product perfect; the perfected product may become obsolete even before it is released. The other options have not been stated in the passage.


Thus, (d) is the right answer.


25.The third paragraph of the passage talks about Steve Jobs. The author acknowledges that he was a visionary but also states that he refused to listen customer. Refer to the lines: Steve Jobs was a true visionary who refused to listen to customers — believing that he knew better than they did about what they needed. He ruled with an iron fist and did not tolerate dissension. 


Option A is incorrect. In the third paragraph, the author has highlighted that Apple’s approach of maintaining secrecy is holding it back.


Option C and D are incorrect. The author does not believe that Apple can capture Chinese and Indian market with cheaper phones, it needs to customise the phones as per the customer’s need.


Thus, (b) is the right answer.


26.

In fragment (A), the use of ‘A’ before the plural noun ‘vulnerabilities’ is incorrect. ‘A’ is an indefinite article that is used to denote singularity. The indefinite article indicates that a noun refers to a general idea rather than a particular thing. We need to replace A with THE.


27.

In fragment (C), we need to replace HEAVY with HEAVILY. Heavy is an adjective. It does not qualify the verb “invest”. HEAVILY is an adverb, it means to a great degree; in large amounts.


28.

In fragment (B), we need to replace MORE with MUCH. We use the quantifier MORE to talk about additional quantities, amounts and degree. More is a comparative degree adjective and is redundant before SURER, as the latter is also in comparative degree. Much is used to signify the extent of something. 


29.

The sentence is grammatically correct and free of error.


30.

We need to replace FEW with LESS, as the former is used to modify countable nouns while the latter modifies uncountable nouns. Here, the sentence talks about effort taken to boost productivity, but does not have a defined object of the adjective, so LESS will be used.


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