Practice Mock Test For SBI Clerk Pre [100 Q&A]: Here are some sample SBI Clerk Preliminary exam multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with answers:

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**English Language**

**1. Find the synonym of the word “Abandon”:** A) Maintain

B) Forsake

C) Retain

D) Uphold**Answer:** B) Forsake

**2. Fill in the blank:** He ____ his work before the deadline. A) completed

B) completing

C) complete

D) completes**Answer:** A) completed

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**3. What is the simple interest on a sum of ₹2000 at a rate of 5% per annum for 3 years?** A) ₹200

B) ₹300

C) ₹400

D) ₹500**Answer:** B) ₹300

**4. If 12 men can complete a work in 8 days, how many days will 6 men take to complete the same work?** A) 12 days

B) 16 days

C) 8 days

D) 24 days**Answer:** B) 16 days

**Reasoning Ability**

**5. Which number comes next in the series: 3, 6, 9, 12, ___?** A) 14

B) 15

C) 16

D) 18**Answer:** D) 18

**6. In a certain code language, ‘HAPPY’ is written as ‘IARQZ’. How will ‘SAD’ be written?** A) TBK

B) TBC

C) TCD

D) TBZ**Answer:** A) TBK

**English Language**

**7. Spot the error in the sentence:** **Despite of** his hard work, he failed in the exam.

A) Despite of

B) his hard work

C) he failed

D) in the exam**Answer:** A) Despite of*Explanation:* The correct phrase is “Despite his hard work.”

**8. Choose the correct antonym for the word “Aggressive”:** A) Assertive

B) Calm

C) Hostile

D) Bold**Answer:** B) Calm

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**9. A man buys an article for ₹2500 and sells it at a profit of 15%. What is the selling price?** A) ₹2750

B) ₹2875

C) ₹2900

D) ₹2975**Answer:** B) ₹2875*Explanation:* Selling Price = Cost Price + (Profit % × Cost Price) = 2500 + (15% of 2500) = 2875.

**10. The average of five consecutive odd numbers is 27. What is the third number?** A) 25

B) 27

C) 29

D) 31**Answer:** B) 27

**Reasoning Ability**

**11. Which word does not belong to the group?** A) Apple

B) Mango

C) Orange

D) Carrot**Answer:** D) Carrot*Explanation:* Carrot is a vegetable, while the others are fruits.

**12. In a row of children, P is 7th from the left and Q is 9th from the right. If they exchange their positions, P becomes 11th from the left. How many children are there in the row?** A) 18

B) 19

C) 20

D) 21**Answer:** C) 20

**13. Choose the appropriate meaning of the phrase “Break the ice”:** A) To make a difficult situation easier

B) To break something fragile

C) To start something

D) To make people comfortable in a social setting**Answer:** D) To make people comfortable in a social setting

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**English Language**

**14. Choose the correct sentence:** A) She don’t like to eat apples.

B) She doesn’t likes to eat apples.

C) She doesn’t like to eat apples.

D) She don’t likes to eat apples.**Answer:** C) She doesn’t like to eat apples.

**15. Choose the synonym of “Benevolent”:** A) Cruel

B) Generous

C) Selfish

D) Arrogant**Answer:** B) Generous

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**16. A sum of money becomes ₹7200 after 2 years at a simple interest rate of 8% per annum. What is the principal amount?** A) ₹6000

B) ₹6500

C) ₹6800

D) ₹7000**Answer:** A) ₹6000*Explanation:* SI = P × R × T / 100. Rearrange the formula to find P.

**17. What is the next number in the series: 7, 10, 16, 19, 25, 28, __?** A) 30

B) 31

C) 34

D) 37**Answer:** C) 34

**Reasoning Ability**

**18. If A is the mother of B, and B is the sister of C, how is A related to C?** A) Sister

B) Aunt

C) Mother

D) Cousin**Answer:** C) Mother

**19. In a certain code language, “JUMP” is written as “MROJ”. How will “FIND” be written in the same code?** A) GKPC

B) GKOC

C) HJOD

D) GJOC**Answer:** B) GKOC

**20. Arrange the following words in a meaningful order:**

- Seed
- Plant
- Tree
- Fruit
- Sapling

A) 1, 5, 2, 3, 4

B) 1, 3, 5, 2, 4

C) 1, 2, 3, 5, 4

D) 1, 5, 3, 4, 2**Answer:**A) 1, 5, 2, 3, 4

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**English Language**

**21. Choose the appropriate option to fill in the blank:** She ______ her job because she wasn’t happy with the work environment.

A) quit

B) quits

C) has quitted

D) will quit**Answer:** A) quit

**22. Identify the part of the sentence with an error:** I am studying since two hours and now I am feeling tired.

A) I am studying

B) since two hours

C) and now

D) I am feeling tired**Answer:** B) since two hours*Explanation:* It should be “for two hours” instead of “since two hours.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**23. A man buys two articles for ₹1200 each. He sells one at a profit of 20% and the other at a loss of 20%. What is his overall profit or loss?** A) 4% loss

B) 4% profit

C) No profit, no loss

D) 5% loss**Answer:** A) 4% loss*Explanation:* Overall loss occurs when profit and loss percentages are the same.

**24. The average of five numbers is 18. If one of the numbers is excluded, the average becomes 16. What is the number that was excluded?** A) 18

B) 25

C) 26

D) 30**Answer:** C) 26*Explanation:* Total sum of five numbers = 18 × 5 = 90; total sum of remaining four numbers = 16 × 4 = 64. The excluded number is 90 – 64 = 26

**25. Select the word that is different from the rest:** A) Doctor

B) Teacher

C) Engineer

D) Lawyer**Answer:** B) Teacher*Explanation:* All others are professionals, but a teacher can be in various professions.

**26. Pointing to a man, a woman said, “His brother’s father is the only son of my grandfather.” How is the woman related to the man?** A) Sister

B) Cousin

C) Aunt

D) Mother**Answer:** A) Sister*Explanation:* “The only son of my grandfather” refers to the woman’s father, meaning the man is her brother.

**27. In a certain code language, “RAT” is written as “SBU”. How is “PEN” written in that code?** A) QFO

B) QFM

C) QDO

D) QDN**Answer:** A) QFO*Explanation:* Each letter is replaced by its next letter in the alphabet.

**English Language**

**28. Choose the appropriate meaning of the phrase “Once in a blue moon”:** A) Frequently

B) Very rarely

C) Never

D) Sometimes**Answer:** B) Very rarely

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**29. The ratio of the ages of two friends is 3:4. If the sum of their ages is 35, what is the age of the younger friend?** A) 15 years

B) 18 years

C) 21 years

D) 14 years**Answer:** D) 14 years*Explanation:* Let their ages be 3x and 4x. 3x + 4x = 35, so x = 5. Younger friend’s age = 3 × 5 = 15.

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**English Language**

**30. Choose the correct option to complete the sentence:** She ____ the movie before, so she knew the ending.

A) had seen

B) has seen

C) saw

D) is seeing**Answer:** A) had seen

**31. Find the synonym of the word “Exhausted”:** A) Energized

B) Tired

C) Relaxed

D) Fresh**Answer:** B) Tired

**32. A shopkeeper sold an item for ₹600 after giving a discount of 20%. What was the marked price of the item?** A) ₹750

B) ₹720

C) ₹800

D) ₹850**Answer:** C) ₹800*Explanation:* Selling Price = Marked Price – Discount. If ₹600 is 80% of the marked price, then Marked Price = 600 × 100 / 80 = ₹750.

**33. A train travels at 60 km/h and covers a distance of 180 km. How much time will it take to cover the distance?** A) 4 hours

B) 3 hours

C) 3.5 hours

D) 2.5 hours**Answer:** B) 3 hours*Explanation:* Time = Distance / Speed = 180 km / 60 km/h = 3 hours.

**Reasoning Ability**

**34. Find the odd one out:** A) Pencil

B) Paper

C) Eraser

D) Notebook**Answer:** C) Eraser*Explanation:* All others are used for writing or recording information, but an eraser is for correction.

**35. Five friends are sitting in a row. P is sitting to the left of Q but to the right of R. S is sitting to the right of Q, and T is between R and P. Who is sitting in the middle?** A) P

B) Q

C) T

D) R**Answer:** C) T*Explanation:* The seating arrangement is: R, T, P, Q, S. T is in the middle.

**36. In a certain code language, “GARDEN” is written as “ZFMQBU”. How will “FLOWER” be written in that code?** A) EMOVDQ

B) ELNVFQ

C) ENOVDQ

D) DLNVEQ**Answer:** B) ELNVFQ*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted backwards by a certain number of places.

**English Language**

**37. Choose the correct sentence:** A) The team has did the work.

B) The team has done the work.

C) The team have done the work.

D) The team doing the work.**Answer:** B) The team has done the work.

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**38. If the cost price of 15 items is equal to the selling price of 12 items, what is the profit percentage?** A) 20%

B) 25%

C) 30%

D) 15%**Answer:** B) 25%*Explanation:* Profit percentage = (Selling Price – Cost Price) / Cost Price × 100.

**Reasoning Ability**

**39. If in a certain code language, “MOBILE” is written as “OMCKJG,” how is “LAPTOP” written in that code?** A) NBNRRO

B) OBQRNP

C) MBORPP

D) OBQTPP**Answer:** B) OBQRNP

**40. A man is facing north. He turns 45° clockwise, then 180° counterclockwise, and finally 90° clockwise. Which direction is he facing now?** A) East

B) North-west

C) South-west

D) South-east**Answer:** C) South-west

**41. Choose the correct sentence:** A) Neither of the boys are playing well.

B) Neither of the boys is playing well.

C) Neither of the boy is playing well.

D) Neither of boys are playing well.**Answer:** B) Neither of the boys is playing well.

**42. Find the antonym of the word “Artificial”:** A) Fake

B) Synthetic

C) Genuine

D) False**Answer:** C) Genuine

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**43. A man borrowed ₹5000 at a simple interest rate of 10% per annum for 3 years. What is the total interest he has to pay?** A) ₹1000

B) ₹1500

C) ₹2000

D) ₹3000**Answer:** B) ₹1500*Explanation:* Simple Interest = P × R × T / 100 = 5000 × 10 × 3 / 100 = ₹1500.

**44. A person spends 65% of his income and saves ₹5250. What is his total income?** A) ₹15000

B) ₹10000

C) ₹12000

D) ₹14000**Answer:** A) ₹15000*Explanation:* If 65% is spent, 35% is saved. Let total income be X, then 35% of X = 5250. X = 5250 × 100 / 35 = ₹15000.

**Reasoning Ability**

**45. If BIRD is coded as 2418, then what is the code for DUCK?** A) 8412

B) 8413

C) 7513

D) 6513**Answer:** B) 8413*Explanation:* Each letter is replaced by its corresponding number in the alphabet (A=1, B=2, …, Z=26).

**46. In a certain code language, “MARCH” is written as “NBSFI”. How is “JULY” written in that code?** A) KVMB

B) KVMZ

C) KWLZ

D) KVLZ**Answer:** D) KVLZ*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by one place.

**47. Pointing to a photograph, a man says, “I have no brothers or sisters, but the father of that man’s father is my father.” How is the man in the photograph related to him?** A) Son

B) Grandson

C) Father

D) Cousin**Answer:** A) Son*Explanation:* The man is referring to his own son.

**English Language**

**48. Choose the correct option to complete the sentence:** I am looking forward ____ my vacation next month.

A) on

B) to

C) for

D) in**Answer:** B) to*Explanation:* The correct phrase is “looking forward to.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**49. The average of four consecutive even numbers is 18. What is the largest number?** A) 18

B) 20

C) 22

D) 24**Answer:** B) 20*Explanation:* Let the numbers be x, x+2, x+4, and x+6. Their average is (4x + 12) / 4 = 18, solving gives x = 14. The largest number is 14 + 6 = 20.

**Reasoning Ability**

**50. What will come next in the series: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, __?** A) 30

B) 36

C) 49

D) 64**Answer:** B) 36

**51. Choose the correct sentence:** A) She has went to the market.

B) She has gone to the market.

C) She has go to the market.

D) She went to the market.**Answer:** B) She has gone to the market.

**52. Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom “A blessing in disguise”:** A) Something good that isn’t immediately recognized as such

B) A bad situation

C) A well-disguised gift

D) A hidden danger**Answer:** A) Something good that isn’t immediately recognized as such

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**53. If 25% of a number is 75, what is the number?** A) 200

B) 250

C) 300

D) 400**Answer:** C) 300*Explanation:* Let the number be X. 25% of X = 75, so X = 75 × 100 / 25 = 300.

**54. A train running at 60 km/h crosses a platform in 1 minute. If the length of the train is 400 meters, what is the length of the platform?** A) 200 meters

B) 300 meters

C) 400 meters

D) 500 meters**Answer:** D) 500 meters*Explanation:* Distance covered in 1 minute (60 seconds) = Speed × Time = 60 km/h = 1000 meters/min. Total distance covered = Train length + Platform length = 1000 meters. Therefore, Platform length = 1000 – 400 = 600 meters.

**Reasoning Ability**

**55. If “FOUR” is written as “GNVQ,” how is “FIVE” written in the same code?** A) GJWF

B) HJWF

C) HJWG

D) HKWG**Answer:** B) HJWF*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted by one place forward in the alphabet.

**56. Find the odd one out:** A) Elephant

B) Tiger

C) Lion

D) Whale**Answer:** D) Whale*Explanation:* All others are land animals, whereas the whale is an aquatic animal.

**57. Arrange the following in a logical sequence:**

- Birth
- School
- Job
- Marriage
- Death

A) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

B) 1, 2, 4, 3, 5

C) 1, 3, 2, 4, 5

D) 1, 4, 2, 3, 5**Answer:**A) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*Explanation:*The sequence follows the natural progression of life.

**English Language**

**58. Fill in the blank with the correct preposition:** He is very good ____ mathematics.

A) at

B) in

C) on

D) of**Answer:** A) at*Explanation:* The correct preposition is “at.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**59. The sum of the ages of a father and his son is 60 years. If the father’s age is 4 times the son’s age, what is the father’s age?** A) 48 years

B) 45 years

C) 50 years

D) 40 years**Answer:** A) 48 years*Explanation:* Let the son’s age be x. Then the father’s age is 4x. So, x + 4x = 60, hence x = 12. Father’s age = 4 × 12 = 48 years.

**Reasoning Ability**

**60. If “TABLE” is written as “GZYOV,” how is “CHAIR” written in that code?** A) MZNVI

B) MZVNI

C) NVZMI

D) MZVNI**Answer:** D) MZVNI

**61. Choose the correct sentence:** A) He don’t like ice cream.

B) He doesn’t like ice cream.

C) He didn’t liked ice cream.

D) He haven’t like ice cream.**Answer:** B) He doesn’t like ice cream.

**62. Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom “Hit the nail on the head”:** A) Do the right thing

B) Miss the opportunity

C) Hit someone hard

D) Destroy something**Answer:** A) Do the right thing

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**63. A man bought a watch for ₹600 and sold it for ₹720. What is his profit percentage?** A) 15%

B) 20%

C) 25%

D) 30%**Answer:** B) 20%*Explanation:* Profit = (Selling Price – Cost Price) / Cost Price × 100 = (720 – 600) / 600 × 100 = 20%.

**64. The average of five numbers is 27. If one of the numbers is 32, what is the average of the remaining four numbers?** A) 25

B) 26

C) 24

D) 23**Answer:** A) 25*Explanation:* Total sum of the five numbers = 27 × 5 = 135. If one number is 32, sum of the remaining four numbers = 135 – 32 = 103. Therefore, average of remaining four numbers = 103 ÷ 4 = 25.

**Reasoning Ability**

**65. If “SCHOOL” is written as “URJQNN,” how is “TEACHER” written in that code?** A) VGECJGT

B) VGCJKFT

C) VGECJFT

D) VFECJFT**Answer:** C) VGECJFT*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by two places in the alphabet.

**66. Find the odd one out:** A) Cat

B) Dog

C) Elephant

D) Sparrow**Answer:** D) Sparrow*Explanation:* All others are mammals, whereas the sparrow is a bird.

**67. In a certain code, “BEAR” is written as “YZVI”. How will “LION” be written in that code?** A) ORPL

B) PKLO

C) OLPK

D) POKL**Answer:** A) ORPL*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted backward in the alphabet.

**English Language**

**68. Fill in the blank with the correct word:** She ____ her homework before watching TV.

A) finishing

B) has finished

C) finishes

D) finished**Answer:** D) finished*Explanation:* The past tense “finished” fits the sentence.

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**69. A shopkeeper allows a discount of 15% on a product. If the selling price after discount is ₹340, what is the marked price of the product?** A) ₹400

B) ₹450

C) ₹500

D) ₹375**Answer:** A) ₹400*Explanation:* Let the marked price be X. After a 15% discount, selling price = X × 85/100 = 340. So, X = 340 × 100 / 85 = ₹400.

**Reasoning Ability**

**70. A is taller than B, but shorter than C. D is shorter than C but taller than B. Who is the tallest?** A) A

B) B

C) C

D) D**Answer:** C) C

**71. Choose the correct sentence:** A) The team has decided their strategy.

B) The team have decided its strategy.

C) The team has decided its strategy.

D) The team have decided their strategy.**Answer:** C) The team has decided its strategy.

**72. Select the most appropriate antonym for the word “Abundant”:** A) Sufficient

B) Plentiful

C) Scanty

D) Excessive**Answer:** C) Scanty

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**73. A man invests ₹15,000 at a rate of 8% per annum for 2 years. What will be the total amount at the end of 2 years (Simple Interest)?** A) ₹17,400

B) ₹18,400

C) ₹16,400

D) ₹17,600**Answer:** A) ₹17,400*Explanation:* Simple Interest = P × R × T / 100 = 15,000 × 8 × 2 / 100 = ₹2400. Total Amount = ₹15,000 + ₹2400 = ₹17,400.

**74. A vehicle covers 180 km in 3 hours. What is its speed in km/h?** A) 50 km/h

B) 55 km/h

C) 60 km/h

D) 70 km/h**Answer:** C) 60 km/h*Explanation:* Speed = Distance / Time = 180 km / 3 h = 60 km/h.

**Reasoning Ability**

**75. If “CLOCK” is written as “DQPMG”, how is “WATCH” written in that code?** A) XCUVK

B) XBUVK

C) YCUVK

D) YBTVK**Answer:** A) XCUVK*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by two places in the alphabet.

**76. In a group of five people, A is older than B but younger than C. D is younger than B but older than E. Who is the youngest?** A) A

B) B

C) D

D) E**Answer:** D) E*Explanation:* The arrangement based on age is C > A > B > D > E, so E is the youngest.

**77. A series is given as 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, ___. What number comes next?** A) 36

B) 42

C) 44

D) 48**Answer:** B) 42*Explanation:* The differences between consecutive numbers are increasing by 2 (4, 6, 8, 10…), so the next difference is 12. Adding 12 to 30 gives 42.

**English Language**

**78. Choose the correct preposition:** She is interested ____ learning new languages.

A) for

B) on

C) in

D) at**Answer:** C) in*Explanation:* The correct phrase is “interested in.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**79. A sum of money becomes ₹2,500 in 2 years and ₹2,750 in 3 years at simple interest. What is the principal amount?** A) ₹2000

B) ₹2250

C) ₹2500

D) ₹2750**Answer:** A) ₹2000*Explanation:* Interest for 1 year = ₹2750 – ₹2500 = ₹250. So, interest for 2 years = ₹500. Principal = ₹2500 – ₹500 = ₹2000.

**Reasoning Ability**

**80. If “STAR” is coded as “TUBS,” how is “MOON” coded in that same pattern?** A) NPPM

B) NPPM

C) OOPN

D) NPOO**Answer:** B) NPPM

**81. Choose the correct sentence:** A) He did not went to the market.

B) He does not went to the market.

C) He did not go to the market.

D) He does not go to the market.**Answer:** C) He did not go to the market.

**82. Select the most appropriate synonym for the word “Impartial”:** A) Biased

B) Unfair

C) Neutral

D) Partial**Answer:** C) Neutral

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**83. A person bought an article for ₹750 and sold it at a profit of 12%. What is the selling price of the article?** A) ₹840

B) ₹900

C) ₹840

D) ₹960**Answer:** A) ₹840*Explanation:* Selling price = Cost price + Profit = ₹750 + 12% of ₹750 = ₹750 + ₹90 = ₹840.

**84. The average of six numbers is 45. If one number is excluded, the average becomes 42. What is the number excluded?** A) 60

B) 57

C) 54

D) 63**Answer:** D) 63*Explanation:* Total of 6 numbers = 45 × 6 = 270. Total of 5 numbers = 42 × 5 = 210. Therefore, the number excluded is 270 – 210 = 63.

**Reasoning Ability**

**85. If “EARTH” is written as “FCVSG”, how will “PLANE” be written in the same code?** A) QKBMF

B) QMBOF

C) QMBOG

D) RKCPF**Answer:** B) QMBOF*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by one place in the alphabet.

**86. In a certain code, “SUN” is written as “TVQ”. How is “RAIN” written in that code?** A) SCLM

B) TBLM

C) QBJO

D) SBJO**Answer:** D) SBJO*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by one place in the alphabet.

**87. Find the missing number in the series: 5, 11, 23, 47, __?** A) 83

B) 95

C) 83

D) 103**Answer:** A) 95*Explanation:* The pattern involves multiplying the previous number by 2 and subtracting 1. The next number is 47 × 2 – 1 = 95.

**English Language**

**88. Fill in the blank with the correct word:** I prefer coffee ____ tea.

A) than

B) over

C) in

D) to**Answer:** D) to*Explanation:* The correct phrase is “prefer X to Y.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**89. If the perimeter of a square is 48 cm, what is its area?** A) 64 cm²

B) 144 cm²

C) 196 cm²

D) 121 cm²**Answer:** B) 144 cm²*Explanation:* Side of the square = Perimeter / 4 = 48 / 4 = 12 cm. Area = Side × Side = 12 × 12 = 144 cm².

**Reasoning Ability**

**90. In a certain code, “MONDAY” is written as “NPMEBZ.” How is “FRIDAY” written in that code?** A) GSJEAZ

B) GQJEAZ

C) GSJEAB

D) GSKFBZ**Answer:** A) GSJEAZ

**91. Choose the correct sentence:** A) I have visited London last year.

B) I visited London last year.

C) I had visited London last year.

D) I am visiting London last year.**Answer:** B) I visited London last year.

**92. Select the most appropriate synonym for the word “Optimistic”:** A) Hopeful

B) Pessimistic

C) Doubtful

D) Hesitant**Answer:** A) Hopeful

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**93. A man buys a bicycle for ₹1,500 and sells it at a loss of 10%. What is the selling price of the bicycle?** A) ₹1,350

B) ₹1,400

C) ₹1,300

D) ₹1,200**Answer:** A) ₹1,350*Explanation:* Selling price = Cost price – Loss = ₹1,500 – 10% of ₹1,500 = ₹1,500 – ₹150 = ₹1,350.

**94. A man can complete a work in 10 days, and another man can complete the same work in 15 days. How long will it take both of them together to complete the work?** A) 6 days

B) 5 days

C) 7 days

D) 8 days**Answer:** A) 6 days*Explanation:* Work done by the first man in 1 day = 1/10. Work done by the second man in 1 day = 1/15. Together, they will complete 1/10 + 1/15 = (3 + 2) / 30 = 1/6 of the work in one day. Therefore, they will take 6 days to complete the work.

**Reasoning Ability**

**95. If “MOUSE” is written as “NPTUF”, how is “KEYBOARD” written in the same code?** A) LFZCPBSE

B) LFZCPASE

C) LFZCPCSE

D) LFZCPBTE**Answer:** A) LFZCPBSE*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by one place in the alphabet.

**96. If “PLANE” is coded as “QMBOF,” how will “TRAIN” be coded in the same pattern?** A) USBJO

B) USBJM

C) USBJN

D) USBJO**Answer:** D) USBJO*Explanation:* Each letter is shifted forward by one place in the alphabet.

**97. A series is given as 9, 17, 33, 65, __. What number should come next?** A) 129

B) 131

C) 127

D) 135**Answer:** A) 129*Explanation:* The difference between consecutive terms is increasing by powers of 2 (8, 16, 32, …), so the next difference is 64. Adding 64 to 65 gives 129.

**English Language**

**98. Fill in the blank with the correct word:** She is better ____ math than her brother.

A) in

B) for

C) at

D) on**Answer:** C) at*Explanation:* The correct phrase is “better at.”

**Quantitative Aptitude**

**99. A car covers 180 km in 3 hours and 30 minutes. What is the average speed of the car?** A) 50 km/h

B) 51.5 km/h

C) 52 km/h

D) 54 km/h**Answer:** B) 51.5 km/h*Explanation:* Time taken = 3 hours 30 minutes = 3.5 hours. Average speed = Distance / Time = 180 / 3.5 = 51.43 km/h ≈ 51.5 km/h.

**Reasoning Ability**

**100. If “STAR” is coded as “UVBS,” how is “MOON” coded in that same pattern?** A) NPRQ

B) NOPQ

C) NPQQ

D) NPQP**Answer:** C) NPQQ

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**FAQs on SBI Clerk**

### 1. **What is the SBI Clerk exam?**

The SBI Clerk exam is a competitive exam conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) to recruit Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in its branches across the country. It is a two-stage exam: Preliminary and Mains, followed by a language proficiency test in some cases.

### 2. **What is the eligibility criteria for the SBI Clerk exam?**

Candidates must be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university or have an equivalent qualification. The minimum age limit is 20 years, and the maximum age limit is 28 years, with age relaxations for reserved categories as per government rules.

### 3. **What is the selection process for the SBI Clerk?**

The selection process consists of three phases:

Preliminary Exam

Main Exam

Language Proficiency Test (only for candidates not proficient in the local language of the state)

### 4. **What is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk?**

The Preliminary exam consists of 100 questions (English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability), with 1-hour duration. The Mains exam consists of 190 questions (General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude) with 2 hours 40 minutes duration.

### 5. **Is there any negative marking in the SBI Clerk exam?**

Yes, for both Prelims and Mains, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. No marks are deducted for unanswered questions.

### 6. **Can final-year students apply for the SBI Clerk exam?**

Yes, final-year students can apply, provided they can produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before the date specified by SBI in its notification.

### 7. **Is there any sectional cutoff in the SBI Clerk exam?**

No, there is no sectional cutoff in the SBI Clerk exam. Candidates are selected based on overall marks in the Prelims and Mains exams.

### 8. **What is the salary of an SBI Clerk?**

The initial basic pay of an SBI Clerk is ₹19,900, along with various allowances such as DA, HRA, and others. The total salary ranges between ₹26,000 and ₹29,000 depending on the location of the posting.

### 9. **How many attempts are allowed for the SBI Clerk exam?**

There is no limit on the number of attempts, but candidates must be within the age limit as per the category they belong to.

### 10. **Can I choose the exam center while applying for the SBI Clerk?**

Yes, candidates can choose their preferred exam center while filling out the application form. However, SBI reserves the right to allot a different center if necessary.

SBI Official Site: https://sbi.co.in/