Saturday, 29 April 2017

SBI Bank PO 2017 Paper Analysis with Details of SBI PO 2017 Question Paper

Exams for the Day 1 of SBI Bank PO 2017 just over and must have left you with lots of questions. Read on to find answers to your questions about SBI PO Question paper.

SBI Bank PO 2017
With the Day 1 of SBI Bank PO 2017 Prelims Exam over just hours ago, there is a lot of speculation about the SBI PO Question Paper. Especially those of you writing the SBI Bank PO 2017 Prelims on the second day must be looking for SBI PO 2017 Paper analysis to strengthen your chances, and those of you who have written the exam already must be wondering about the expected cut off of SBI PO 2017.
Don’t worry; we have the answer to most of your questions.

SBI Bank PO 2017- Question Paper  

 Let’s start with the first question- What were the kind of questions were there in SBI PO 2017 Question Paper. Well, as expected the SBI PO 2017 Question Paper had 100 questions that the candidates were expecte4d to solve in 1 hour. As anticipated, the questions in SBI PO 2017 Question Paper where divided into three sections- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The SBI PO 2017 Question paper had 35, 35 and 30 questions from each of these sections respectively.

SBI Bank PO 2017- Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section in the SBI PO 2017 question paper had 35 questions. The breakup of these questions is as follows.
Quantitative Aptitude
Serial No.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
1
Data Interpretation- Tabular Graph
5
Moderate
2
Data Interpretation- Line Graph
5
Moderate
3
Approximations
5
Easy
4
Quadratic Equations
5
Easy
5
Simple and Compund Interest
2
Moderate
6
Boats and Streams
2
Moderate
7
Number Series
5
Moderate
8
Time and Work
2
Moderate
9
Averages
1
Moderate
10
Ratio and Proportion
1
Moderate
11
Ages
1
Moderate
12
Profit and Loss
1
Moderate

Maximum number of questions were asked from Data Interpretation as expected. These were two graphs, one linear and one tabular graph and 5 questions on each of them. So, those of you writing on the 2nd day of SBI PO 2017 Exam, must focus on this and ensure that you quickly revise this topic.

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SBI Bank PO 2017- Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability sections in SBI Bank PO 2017 also had 35 questions, and the questions were asked from the following topics-
Reasoning Ability
Serial No.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
1
Coded Inequalities
5
Easy
2
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
20
Moderate
3
Blood Relations
3
Easy
4
Coding Decoding
2
Easy
5
Ranking and Order
3
Moderate
6
Directions
2
Easy

There were 4 different kinds of puzzles asked in the questions paper-  1st on Linear Arrangement, 2nd was a floor puzzle, the 3rd was about ages of people in a group and the 4th one was based on distribution.
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SBI Bank PO 2017- English Language

The English Language section in the SBI PO Question paper had 30 questions from 3 broad topics.
English and Verbal Ability
Serial No.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
1
Reading Comprehension
10
Moderate
2
Cloze Test
10
Difficult
3
Sentence Improvement
10
Moderate

With equal weightage given to all the three topics, play to your strength and choose wisely. The questions of the last kind needed the candidates to select from the options given below that would best replace the highlighted part of the sentence. Go for this, if grammar is your strength. The reading comprehension passage was on how of replication of software leads to hacking. It would be advisable to brush up on some vocabulary on computers and technology.

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The overall difficulty level of SBI PO 2017 Question paper on day 1 was probably somewhere between easy and moderate. Only the questions asked in the Cloze Test in the English Language section were high on the difficulty level. Also if you are writing the exam tomorrow you must go through 


Stay tuned for the next blog post where our expert faculty will give you an in depth SBI PO Paper analysis after the 2nd day of  the SBI Bank PO 2017 Exam!
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How To Find Squares Of Numbers Easily For IBPS PO Exam

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In this series, you are going to learn the tips and tricks to solve math problems related to squares in IBPS PO Exam. Not only are we going to discuss the basic concepts like how to find square, but we would also show you the smart methods to do some speed math.

We all understand that apart from accuracy, speed also plays an important role in all competitive exams, especially the IBPS PO Exam. In a subject like Quantitative Aptitude, in order to solve the maximum number of questions in the given time limit, you should be able to calculate fast. Here, we would go through some techniques and shortcuts to finding squares of numbers that will help you cut down on the time spent on each question when appearing for IBPS PO Exam.

What Is Square Of x?

How to find square is an important concept that frequently is seen in all bank exams.
Square of x is nothing but the number x multiplied with itself. 


Formula For How To Find Square Of A Number

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Things To Remember To Find Square Of A Number

It is very important that we find the square of the given number with minimum time spent. If you want to perfect finding squares of a given number, you must first learn squares of numbers from 1 to 30.
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An interesting thing to notice is how the units place for the square changes as the units place for the number changes. This would be helpful in finding out square roots.
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  1. When a number ends with 1, the square root either ends with 1 or 9.
    Square root of 81 is 9
    Square root of 441 is 21
  2. When a number ends with 4, the square root either ends with 2 or 8.
    Square root of 64 is 8
    Square root of 324 is 18
  3. When a number ends with 9, the square root either ends with 3 or 7.
    Square root of 289 is 17
    Square root of 169 is 13
  4. When a number ends with 6, the square root either ends with 4 or 6.
    Square root of 196 is 14
    Square root of 676 is 26
  5. When a number ends with 25, the square root ends with 5.
    Square root of 225 is 15
    Square root of 625 is 25
  6. When a number ends with 00, the square root ends with 0.Square root of 400 is 20
    Square root of 900 is 30

How To Find Squares Of Numbers More Than 30

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Example 1: Find 632
Solution:
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Example 2: Find 722
Solution:
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Example 3: Find 422
Solution:
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Here is how finding square of a number in the Smart Method saves time:
1. The first number (a2) is always 2500, which is always fixed.
2. The second term (2ab) is b*100
3. The third term is b2

Squares Of Numbers

Example 1: Find 842
Solution:
842 = (100 - 16)2
Applying the algebraic expansion of (a - b)2 = a2 - 2 ab + b2 
Here: a = 100, b = 16
84= 10000 - 3200 + 256 
Step 1: The first number (a2) is always 10000
84= 10000 - 3200 + 256
Step 2: Double b and add 2 zeros to b (2 ab)
84= 10000 - 3200 + 256
Step 3: b(Since we have memorized squares of all numbers upto 30)
Hence, 842 = 7056

Example 2: Find 922
Solution:
922 = (100 - 8)2
Applying the algebraic expansion of (a - b)2 = a2 - 2 ab + b2 
Here, a = 100, b = 8
92= 10000 - 1600 + 64
Hence, 922 = 8464

For numbers from 130 onwards, the base is taken as 150, 200, 250 and likewise. If you have a fair understanding of what to take as the base, it gets easier to find squares of bigger numbers.
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We know the following;
52= 25
152 = 225
252 = 625
And we also that the square of a number ending with 5 is always 25. Therefore, we need to only find digits in the first part of the square.

If you observe the initial digits of the square, it is always the product of the initial digit before 5 in the number itself multiplied by its next integer, as highlighted below.

352 = (3*4)25 = 1225
452 = (4*5)25 = 2025
752 = (7*8)25 = 5625
1252 = (12*13)25 = 15625
1952 = (19*20)25 = 38025
And so on.
This is nothing but the multiplication of complementary numbers.

Read our next post to understand how to find the square root of a perfect square. Ensure to use these smart methods when preparing for competitive exams like IBPS PO 2017. And of course, Keep Practicing!

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Daily Update On Current Affairs - April 29, 2017

Here's your daily summary of Current Affairs.

Plan For Common Engineering Entrance Exam Put On Hold


The Ministry of Human Resources and Development has put on hold the plan for conducting a single entrance test for admission to engineering courses throughout the country till a consensus is reached with the states. The ministry feels that without reaching consensus, the purpose of having a common engineering entrance exam would not be served. Also, the ministry wants to discuss the possibility of having common counselling provisions with the states. However, it is not fully clear whether the consultation with the states will delay the implementation of the plan in 2018. As per the sources, as soon as the consensus is built among the states, the centre will work out the modalities of implementing the plan.

Kerala Hosts Country’s First Ever Transgender Athletic Meet

Kerala has conducted the country’s first-ever transgender one-day athletic meet in Thiruvananthapuram. The event saw the participation of 132 participants belonging to 12 districts of the state. No participant representing Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts participated in the event. The event was jointly organised by Kerala sports council and Sexual Gender Minority Federation of Kerala. In the competition, six events were conducted, namely, 
i. 100 metres running, 
ii. 200 metres running, 
iii. 400 metres running; 
iv. 100x 4 relay race, 
v. high jump and,
vi. shot put

Tripartite MoU Signed For Broadband Services To Post Offices

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL to provide broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices in rural areas. BSNL would provide broadband services. The infrastructure expenses and the operational expenses would be paid by the Department of Posts. BBNL would facilitate and coordinate the entire project.

US Places India Once Again On IPR ‘Priority Watch’ List

The US Trade Representative’s (USTR) office has once again placed India on the ‘priority watch’ list in this year’s Special 301 report despite the country rolling out National IPR Policy last year. India has been placed in ‘priority watch’ list owing to USTR’s view that India has not made adequate changes in its intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations. India has been placed on the ‘Priority Watch List’ for decades now and is likely to remain in the ‘Priority Watch List’ category for having inadequate IPR laws and patent protection.


Kazakhstan Opens Consulate In Chennai

Kazakhstan has opened its honorary consulate in Chennai. The consulate will cover the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It will be headed by well-known businessman Suraj Shantakumar. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has expressed confidence that the establishment of the consulate in Chennai, which is a major industrial centre would promote the potential for economic cooperation in a number of areas like IT industry, engineering, tourism, transport infrastructure, as well as agricultural production.

India And Cyprus Sign Four Agreements

India and Cyprus have signed four agreements following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in New Delhi. The two sides discussed various bilateral and regional issues and agreed on the need on the part of all countries to act decisively against those countries that shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions. The two sides also called for the need for early reforms of the United Nations Security Council. Cyprus reiterated its support to India’s bid for inclusion as a permanent member in the UNSC. Cyprus will also award its highest civilian honour, the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III, on President Pranab Mukherjee. 
Agreements both the countries signed:
i. An executive programme on culture, education and scientific cooperation for the years 2017 to 2020. 
ii. A work plan under a programme of cooperation in agriculture for the period 2017-2018. 
iii. Agreement on cooperation in the area of merchant shipping. 
iv. Agreement to boost air services between the two countries.

e-Taxi Trial Run To Begin In Nagpur

The country’s first electric taxi trial would be launched in Nagpur from May 24. The project is first of its kind and will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Mahindra and Mahindra is set to provide 200 taxis for the initiative.

India’s First Smart And Green Highway To Be Ready By August 2017


India's first smart and green highway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway will be ready by August this year. The expressway which is being built at a cost of 11 thousand crore rupees will decongest the national capital of traffic. Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said this after making an aerial survey of the expressway in Palwal, Haryana today. He said, once completed it will reduce traffic congestion and will have the best automatic traffic management system. He said that the expressway will have landscaping besides wayside amenities. Mr Gadkari said, at least 2.5 lakh trees will be on the both sides of the roads with solar panels. He said, 5 thousand 9 hundred crore rupees has been spent on land acquisition for the project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate it to the nation.

Poland Supports India’s Permanent Membership At UNSC

Poland has assured its support for India’s bid for membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council. This was stated during the visit of vice President Hamid Ansari to Poland. Apart from discussing various bilateral and multilateral issues, the two countries also signed an agreement in the agriculture sector.  It was also agreed upon that there exists scope to increase cooperation in railway, defence, mining, agriculture, civil aviation, as well as in areas like food processing, solar energy, clean coal, treatment of solid waste. Poland is a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Major Conflict With North Korea Is Possible: Donald Trump


President Donald Trump says a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes. Trump, however, said he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. He said his administration is preparing a variety of new economic sanctions while not taking the military option off the table. Trump spoke just a day after he and his top national security advisers briefed US lawmakers on the North Korean threat and one day before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press the UN Security Council on sanctions to further isolate Pyongyang.


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