26 Jun

SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2015 Review

SBI conducted Online Preliminary examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officer across the country on June 20, 2015. The examination was conducted in four slots. There were 100 questions in the exam – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Both Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude consists of 35 questions each, while the English Language section had 30 questions only. Each question had 5 options. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections. The total time of the exam was one hour.

1) Reasoning – Moderate to high level in difficulty – Puzzles were tough.

2) Quantitative Aptitude- Moderate in difficulty level – Speed was required to solve questions.

3) English section – Easy in difficulty level.

If you have attempted more than 55-65 correct questions, you have very good chance of shortlisted for mains examination. All the best.

See Also: Questions Asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2015

26 Jun

Questions Asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2015

Check out the Questions Asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2015:


Linear Arrangement :

1. E F G H P Q R and S are eight persons sittiing in a straight line facing north but not necessarily in the same order. H sits fourth to the left of Q and either H or Q sits at the extreme ends of the line.. G sits third to the left of Q. E is second to the right of S and S is not a neighbor of Q. F & P are immediate neighbors to each other and F doesn’t sit near G.

2. There are Eight persons ABCDSTUV sitting in a row facing north.. T is on the extreme left end and there are three person between T and S. only one person sit between S and A. B is second to the left of S. C is not on immediate neighbour of S and A. D is Second to the right of C. U is not at the extreme end.

Directions : Point C is 35 kms to the west of point D. Point C lies 25 kms north of point A. Point B lies 60 kms east of point A. Point E and F lie on either side of B at a distance of 50 kms from each other with B in centre. Point E is to the north of B. Point E is how many kms far and in which direction from point D?

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Quadratic Equations :

1. x^2 = 81 ; y^2 +18y+81=0
2. x^2 +15x+36=0 ; 5y^2+29y+36=0
3. x^2-22x+117=0
4. 3x^2+14x+15=0

Number series :

1. 13 13 19.5 39 97.5 ?
2. 3.3 6.9 13.2 17.1 23.2 ?
3. 24 12 12 18 ? 90

Arithmetic :

1. There are 5 red,5 black,5 green balls in a bag. If 2 balls are drawn at random what is the probability that at least 1 is green?

2. A person buys a product & sells it at a discount of 20% which leads to a loss of 10%. If the MRP of the product is 4800 what percentage should be discounted from MRP by the person in order to get a profit of Rs. 440?

31 May



(A letter to the Editor about water shortage.)

22, Napier Colony,
Jopling Road,
Bhopal – 301090
26 May, 2015
The Editor,
The Hindustan Times,
Bhopal -312080

Subject – Water shortage in our area

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I the resident of Napier colony on behalf of my colony members, wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the severe water shortage problems that we have been experiencing for past many days.
We get water supply for just 1 hr in 24 hrs and amount of water barely comes to 80 litres a day. As summer has set in it is really difficult for us to manage with this miserably low quantity of water. The civics authorities often send tankers but the relief is only temporary. The supply of water by tankers is also inadequate and at times the residents had to resort the capturing of the tankers forcibly. Such a situation has led to violence many a time and quite often police have to be summoned to quell the riotous situation. This has also led to animosity among the residents of the society.
The residents of the area have been clamouring for some permanent solution. Summer or winter, the problem is always there, though in summer it gets more acute. In view of the foregoing we would urge the administration to offer proper infrastructural planning and take the remedial steps necessary to solve the problem.

Thanking you,

Yours truly,
A Singh

12 May


Check out the format for Business Letter for SBI PO 2015.

Telephone Number
Email Address
Recipient’s Name
Dear Mr./Ms. (Recipient’s Full Name),
In the 1st paragraph, you can introduce yourself, if the recipient of the letter doesn’t know you. After this, start mentioning the purpose of the letter.
In the second paragraph, explain all the details i.e., all the facts that support the statement you made in the 1st paragraph.
Now you can end the letter with this paragraph or you can add another one, if the information you want to convey does not fit in this paragraph.
Thanking You

Yours faithfully,
(Your Signature)
(Your Name)

03 May

SBI PO 2015 – Marketing & Computer Questions Part 1

SBI PO 2015: Marketing Quiz

Q1. Customer’s Relationship with the Bank is influenced by –
(1) Customer’s attitudes
(2) Attitude of bank staff
(3) Attitudes of salesperson
(4) Good service
(5) All of these
Q2. Delivery channel other than Bank counters are-
(1) ATM’s
(2) Internet Banking
(3) Mobile Banking
(4) Tele Banking
(5) All of the above
Q3. The Sequence of a sales process is –
(1) Lead generation, call, presentation & sale
(2) Sales, presentation, lead generation, call
(3) Lead generation, call, sale & presen tation
(4) There is no sequence required
(5) None of these
Q4. Automated Teller machines (ATMs) are innovation for the banking industry. In terms of the service industry this is an innovation in the – element of the marketing mix.
(1) Pricing
(2) Promotion
(3) Distribution
(4) Product
(5) None of these
Q5. A brand is BEST defined as a –
(1) Registered design or symbol that is displayed on the product.
(2) Related group of words that describe the product.
(3) Name, symbol, design or combination of these that identifies a seller’s product.
(4) Copyrighted word(s) that give the manu facturer exclusive ownership.
(5) Name of the manufacturer of the product.
Q6. One distinguishing factor between a brand name and a brand is that a brand Name.
(1) Creates customer loyalty
(2) Consists of word
(3) Identifies only one item in the product mix
(4) Implies an organization’s Name
(5) None of these
Q7. When a firm uses one of its existing brand name as part of a brand name for an improved or new product, the branding is called________
(1) Individual branding
(2) Over all family branding
(3) Line family branding
(4) Brand extension branding
(5) None of these
Q8. A carton of orange juice has no brand name and on the package only the name of the product ‘ Orange Juice’ is written. This is an example of –
(1) a manufacturer’s brand
(2) an own label brand
(3) a no frills brand
(4) a generic brand
(5) None of these
Q9. When __________ branding is used, all of a firm’s products are branded with the same name or at least part of the name –
(1) Individual
(2) Trademark
(3) Family
(4) Selective
(5) Extension
Q10. Labeling is important for three reasons- promotional and legal reasons. What is the third reason?
(1) Marketing
(2) Branding
(3) Strategic
(4) Informational
(5) None of these
1. (5)
2. (5)
3. (1)
4. (3)
5. (3)
6. (2)
7. (4)
8. (4)
9. (3)
10. (4)

Computer Quiz

1. A device operating at the physical layer is called a
1) Bridge
2) Router
3) Repeater
4) All of the above
5) None of these
2. For separating channels in FDM, it is necessary to use
1) Time slots
2) Bandpass filters
3) Differentiation
4) All of the above
5) None of these
3. Encryption and decryption are func­tions of
1) Transport layer
2) Session layer
3) Presentation layer
4) All of the above
5) None of these
4. Which of the following computer lan­guage is a mathematically oriented languages used for scientific prob­lems?
5. ________ is when the more power-hungry components, such as the monitor and the hard drive, are put in idle.
1) Hibernation
2) Power down
3) Standby mode
4) The shutdown procedure
5) None of these
6. Hard disk drives are considered ________ storage.
1) flash
2) non-volatile
3) temporary
4) nonpermanent
5) None of these
7. The ________ key and the ________ key can be used in combination with other keys to perform shortcuts and special tasks.
1) Control, Alt
2) Function, toggle
3) Delete, Insert
4) Caps Lock, Num Lock
5) None of these
8. The most common input devices are the ________ and the ________.
1) microphone, printer
2) scanner, monitor
3) digital camera, speakers
4) keyboard, mouse
5) None of these
9. To save an existing file with a new name or to a new location, you should use the ________ command.
1) Save
2) Save and Replace
3) Save As
4) New File
5) None of these
10. A(n) ________ is a combination of hardware and software that facilitates the sharing of information between computing devices.
1) network
2) peripheral
3) expansion board
4) digital device
5) None of these
11. The term bit is short for ________
1) megabyte
2) binary language
3) binary digit
4) binary number
5) None of these
12. Computers gather data, which means that they allow users to ________ data.
1) present
2) input
3) output
4) store
5) None of these
13. Which of the following terms is just the connection of networks that can be joined together ?
1) virtual private network
2) internet
3) intranet
4) extranet
5) None of these
14. ________ is a form of permanent memory that holds all the instructions the computer needs to start up and does not get erased when the power is turned off.
1) The Network Interface Card (NIC)
2) The CPU
3) RAM
4) ROM
5) None of these
15. Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a ________
1) network
2) mainframe
3) supercomputer
4) client
5) None of these
1. 3
2. 2
3. 3
4. 1
5. 3
6. 2
7. 1
8. 4
9. 3
10. 1
11. 3
12. 2
13. 2
14. 4
15. 1

Computer Quick Notes For SBI Exam

v A person who uses his or her expertise to gain access to other people’s computers to get information illegally or do damage is a – Hacker.
v The Internet is the world’s largest computer network, a distinction it has earned by virtue of being a “network of networks.”
v The protocol used by the Internet for getting messages from one machine to another is called the Internet Protocol (IP).
v A Computer Virus is a computer program or code that can replicate itself and spread from one computer system to another system. A computer virus has the capacity to corrupt or to delete data on your computer and it can utilize an e-mail program to spread the virus to other computer systems. In the worst case scenario, it can even delete everything on your hard disk. The purpose of it to disrupt the operation of the computer or the program.
v Reusable optical storage will typically have the acronym – RW.
v An online discussion group that allows direct live communication is known as – Chat Group.
v Codes consisting of lines of varying widths or lengths that are computer readable are known as – a bar code.
v A web site’s main page is called as – home page.
v To access properties of an object, the mouse technique to use is – right clicking.
v Computers use the ____________ number system to store data and perform calculations – Binary.
v Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
v Sharing copyrighted files without permission breaks copyright laws.
v The following can be used to select the entire document – Ctrl +A.
v The system unit – is the container that houses electronic components.
v The simultaneous processing of two or more programs by multiple processors is – Multiprocessing.
v A disk’s content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user is – Read Only.
v The permanent memory built into the computer is called – ROM.
v Grouping and processing all of a firm’s transactions at one time is called – Batch Processing.
v Help menu is available at which button – Start.
v A central computer that holds collections of data and programs for many PCs, workstations and other computers is a Server.
v When you save to this, your data will remain intact even when the computer is turned off – Secondary Storage Device.
v The Drafts folder retains copies of messages that you have started but are not yet ready to send.
v The Tab Row enables you to simultaneously keep multiple web pages open in one browser window.
v The basic unit of a worksheet into which you enter data in excel is called a – Cell.
v Formatting is the process of dividing the disk into tracks and sectors.
v The process of transferring the files from a computer on the internet to your computer is called – Downloading
v To reload a web page, press the button – Refresh.
v Mobile Commerce is best described as – buying and selling goods/services through wireless handheld devices.
v The main circuit board of the system unit is the Motherboard.
v Installation is the process of copying software programs from secondary storage media to the hard disk.
v The computer abbreviation – KB usually means – kilo byte.
v Connection or link to other documents of web pages that contain related information is called – Hyperlink.
v An Animation is a special visual and audio effect applied in Power Point to text or content.
v The piece of hardware that converts the computer’s digital signal to an analog signal that can travel over telephone lines is called – Modem.
v A website containing periodic posts is called Blog.
v http stands for hyper text transfer protocol.
v The earlier computers, which were massive in size, were based on Vacuum Tubes.
v The 1st commercially produced and sold computer (1951) was UNIVAC.
v The transformation from heavy computers to PCs was made possible using Microprocessors. The first microprocessor was developed in 1971 by Intel.
v An error in software designing which can even cause a computer to crash is called Bug.
v Java, C, ForTran, Pascal and BASIC are Computer Programming Languages.
o Bps stands for – Bits per second
o If text was highlighted and ‘Edit’ ‘Copy’ was clicked, what would happen – Text would be copied from the document and placed in the clipboard
o The blinking point which shows your position in the text is called —Cursor
o For seeing the output, you use — Monitor
o A directory within in directory is called — Sub Directory
o For opening and closing of the file in Excel, you can use which bar – Title Bar
o In many MS Office applications, You click at B to make the text— Bold
o A disk’s content that is recorded at the time of manufacture and that cannot be changed or erased by the user is— Read Only Memory
o Data that is copied from an application is stored in the— Clipboard
o Changing an existing document is called – Editing the Document
o Preparing any document for the first time is called – Creating the Document
o In a spreadsheet program the ………… contains related worksheets and documents –Workbook
o A central computer that holds collections of data and programs for many PCs, workstations, and other computers is a – Server
o A Compiler is – A program which translates from one high-level to a machine level
o When a key is pressed on the keyboard, which standard is used for converting the keystroke into the corresponding bits – ANSI
o A Pixel is – The smallest resolvable part of a picture
o Which device is used as the standard pointing device in a Graphical User Environment –Mouse
o Which number system is usually followed in a typical 32-bit computer – 2
o The memory location address are limited to – 00000 to 9ffff(16)