Bank PO Questions


Q:

At what time between 4 and 5 o'clock will the hands of a watch point in opposite directions?

A) 54 past 4 B) (53 + 7/11) past 4
C) (54 + 8/11) past 4 D) (54 + 6/11) past 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) (54 + 6/11) past 4

Explanation:

4 o'clock, the hands of the watch are 20 min. spaces apart.
To be in opposite directions, they must be 30 min. spaces apart.
Minute hand will have to gain 50 min. spaces.
55 min. spaces are gained in 60 min

50 min. spaces are gained in  min. or 

 Required time =  min. past 4.

 

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If the radius of a circle is decreased by 50%, find the percentage decrease in its area.

A) 55% B) 65%
C) 75% D) 85%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 75%

Explanation:

Let original radius = R.

New radius = 

Original area =  and new area = 

Decrease in area =  = 75%

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A man walked diagonally across a square lot. Approximately, what was the percent saved by not walking along the edges?

A) 30 B) 40
C) 50 D) 60
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 30

Explanation:

Let the side of the square(ABCD) be x meters.

Then, AB + BC = 2x metres.

AC =  = (1.41x) m.

Saving on 2x metres = (0.59x) m.

Saving % = = 30% (approx)

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A sum of money lent at compound interest for 2 years at 20% per annum would fetch Rs.482 more, if the interest was payable half yearly than if it was payable annually . The sum is

A) 10000 B) 20000
C) 40000 D) 50000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20000

Explanation:

Let sum=Rs.x

C.I. when compounded half yearly = 

C.I. when compounded annually =

=> x=20000

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A clock is set right at 5 a.m. The clock loses 16 minutes in 24 hours.What will be the true time when the clock indicates 10 p.m. on 4th day?

A) 11pm B) 12pm
C) 1pm D) 2pm
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 11pm

Explanation:

Time from 5 am. on a day to 10 pm. on 4th day = 89 hours.

Now 23 hrs 44 min. of this clock = 24 hours of correct clock.

356/15 hrs of this clock = 24 hours of correct clock

89 hrs of this clock = (24 x 31556 x 89) hrs of correct clock.

= 90 hrs of correct clock.

So, the correct time is 11 p.m.

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