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ALLAHABAD BANK PO - 2011

ALLAHABAD BANK PO – 2011
Thanks to Mr. Dileep for sending the “Prepare yourself Booklet” sent by Allahabad Bank for its PO examination. I request visitors to send link of this website to their friends so that more visitors will be making use of this site. Important points noticed by me therein: Only objective test is there. No descriptive test is conducted and after this only interview is there. Many candidates are not reading this booklet. U are suggested to read this fully. Minimum pass mark is 40% for general candidates in each paper. English paper is also taken into account for evaluation of ranking. Negative marking –0.25 will be deducted for each wrong answer.

I am giving below a few question from the booklet for ready reference. Questions based on figures – I could not post them herein. Please read my blog on General awareness related to Banking industry posted herein. Also inform as many friends of yours to use this blog. After coming out successful in the written test, guidelines for interview given herein may be made use of. In case you have any queries please write to “ samba.ssivan@gmail.com” Best wishes.

IMPORTANT : Candiates resorting to any unfair practices either during the written test or during subsequent selection procedure will be liable for disciplinary action taken against him/her by the Bank, as per the disciplinary procedure laid down.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION The written examination will consist of five objective tests. (A) OBJECTIVE TESTS Sr. Name of the No. of Max. Time No. Test Ques. Marks Allotted (1) Reasoning Ability 75 75 (2) Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 (3) General Awareness with special reference 75 75 to the Banking Industry (4) Computer Knowledge 50 50 (5) English Language 50 50 Total 300 300 Three hours i.e. 180 minutes is exact and total composite time for all the above Tests. You may attempt the tests/ questions in any order you like. However in your interest you are advised not to spend too much time on any one of the tests because to qualify in the written examination you have to pass each of these tests, separately and also obtain sufficiently high mark in the merit order. All the tests except for English Language will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi and English.
THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWER MARKED BY YOU IN THE OBJECTIVE TESTS. There are five alternatives in every question of a test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by you, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. If for any question you give more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be right and there will be the same penalty as above for that question. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by you, there will be no penalty for that question. If the total of the penalty for a test is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer to say if fraction is 0.5 or more it will be rounded off to the next higher integer.

YOU SHOULD THEREFORE BE CAREFUL IN MARKING YOUR ANSWERS. Pass Marks : The candidate MUST pass in each of the objective tests. The passing marks in each test will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance in each test of all the competing candidates subject to a minimum required level. Candidates are also required to score a minimum 40% cut off (35% for SC/ST/OBC) marks on aggregate to be considered for being called for interview. Bank reserves the right to vary cut off marks. Depending upon the number of vacancies, only a certain number of candidates from those merit-listed in written Examination will be called for Interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Inteview and will be strictly according to merit.


SAMPLE QUESTIONS OBJECTIVE TESTS Below are given some sample questions for the objective type tests. The types of questions are only illustrative and not exhaustive. In actual examination you may find questions on some or all of these types and also questions on the types not mentioned here.

REASONING ABILITY This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.

Directions : In each of the following questions, there is a group of letters or words given. Four of the five are alike in a certain way, while one is different. Find out the one which is different
. Q.1. (1) black (2) red (3) green (4) yellow (5) paint Of the five, ‘black’, ‘red’, ‘green’, and ‘yellow’ form a group as they are names of colours. ‘Paint’ is not the name of a colour. Therefore (5) is the answer. Now try to solve the following question.

Q.2. (1) XZ (2) MN (3) PQ (4) BC (5) ST Following are the questions based on analogy. Q.3. “Foot” is related to “Man” in the same way as “Hoof” is related to ––––– (1) Leg (2) Horse (3) Dog (4) Boy (5) Shoe In the above example, with which one of the five, “Hoof” has the same relationship as “Foot” has to “Man” ? The answer is “Horse”, which is answer number (2).

Now try the following questions. Q.4. “Day” is related to “Night” in the same way as “Kind” is related to ––––– (1) Dark (2) Bright (3) Cruel (4) Generous (5) Gratitude Now try the following questions.

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs. Directions : In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is shown by a question mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2, 3 and 4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5) i.e. ‘None of these’ as your answer.

Q.21. 42 + 73 + 137 = ? (1) 352 (2) 252 (3) 242 (4) 142 (5) None of these
Q.22. 20 × 1 2 = ? (1) 4 (2) 5 (3) 12 (4) 20 (5) None of these
The correct answer for Q. 22 is 10. But none of the 1, 2, 3, or 4 shows this answer. Therefore your answer is 5. Some of the questions may require arithmetical reasoning.

For example : Q.23. At 10 paise each, how many paise will 6 lemons cost ? (1) 6 (2) 10 (3) 60 (4) 61 (5) 610

Q.24. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4 ? (1) 27114 (2) 58204 (3) 48402 (4) 32286 (5) None of these

Q.25. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ? (1) Rs.3/- (2) Rs.5/- (3) Rs.10/- (4) Rs.20/- (5) None of these

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.

Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow : Attribute Percent of Employees Giving Different Ranks I II III IV V VI Seniority 32 17 22 19 5 5 Perseverance 14 19 17 9 27 14 Efficiency 15 19 21 14 14 17 Intelligence 10 14 10 14 17 35 Honesty 24 17 7 9 27 16 Sociability 5 14 23 35 10 13

Q.26. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ? (1) Perseverance (2) Seniority (3) Honesty (4) Sociability (5) Efficiency Notice the percentage for rank I given in the table. You observe that seniority is the attribute with the highest percentage. So your answer is “Seniority”, which is answer No. (2).

Q.27. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ? (1) 119 (2) 98 (3) 77 (4) 70 (5) 10 Look at the intersection of the column giving percentage for rank III and the row giving percentage for intelligence. You find that 10 percent of the 700 employees have given rank III to this attribute. 10% of 700 is 70. So your answer should be (4).

Q.28. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion ? (1) Honesty (2) Intelligence (3) Perseverance (4) Efficiency (5) Sociability GENERAL AWARENESS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE BANKING INDUSTRY This test is designed to measure your awareness about the past and present events, socio economic developments as well as awareness about developments in the Banking Industry etc.

Q.29. To combat the menace of money laundering, which of the following financial institutions has introduced the ‘Know Your Customer’ Scheme ? (1) IDBI (2) RBI (3) NABARD (4) SIDBI (5) None of these

Q.30. Which of the following sectors contributes maximum in deciding the growth in income of the states in India ? (1) Energy (2) Tourism (3) Service (4) Transport (5) Agriculture

Q.31. In which of the following states is the number of people living below poverty line the maximum ? (1) Bihar (2) Andhra Pradesh (3) Uttar Pradesh (4) Rajasthan (5) Orissa

Q.32. As per present norms, the Mergers and Acquisitions in the corporate sector need a clearance from which of the following in addition to RBI ? (A) High Courts of the respective states (B) Union Cabinet (C) Cabinet of respective states (1) A & B both (2) Only B (3) Only C (4) Only A (5) None of these Computer Knowledge This test is designed to measure the computer knowledge.

Q.33. Every component of your computer is either ____ (1) software or CPU / RAM (2) hardware or software (3) application software or system software (4) an input device or output device (5) None of these

Q.34. The function of CPU is ––– (1) to provide external storage of text (2) to create a hard copy (3) to create a new software (4) to read, interpret and process the information and instruction (5) none of these

Q.35. Pick the odd man out. (1) Monitor (2) Keyboard (3) Floppy drive (4) Windows (5) Hard-disk drive


Q.36. The full form of LAN is ––– (1) Local Access Network (2) Local Area Network (3) Long Area Node (4) Local Area Node (5) None of these Direction : Pick out the most appropriate word from amongst the words given below each sentence to complete it meaningfully.


Q.37 He quickly glanced .............................. the book to find what it said about the Indian economy. (1) at (2) through (3) in (4) to (5) over

Q.38. The counsel urged the court to ........................... down the obnoxious law. (1) enact (2) enforce (3) cancel (4) strike (5) declare

Q.39. The local official ........................... the Minister of the situation. (1) explained (2) warned (3) apprised (4) told (5) intimated Directions : Read each sentence given below to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is your answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuations, if any)

Q.40. I am twenty / two years old / when I first / joined the bank. No error (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Q.41. To the Hindus / the Ganga is / holier than / any other river. No error

Q.42. Of all the teachers / in our school / our class teacher / were very strict. No error (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Directions : In each of the following questions select from amongst the five alternatives, the word nearest in meaning to the word given in capitals.
Q.43. CENTENARY (1) a guard (2) a hundred years (3) a very old man (4) hundred runs (5) hundredth anniversary

Q.44. TRIUMPH (1) conquer (2) smash (3) earn (4) brave (5) capture Directions : In each of the following questions, select from amongst the five alternatives, the word most opposite in meaning of the word given in capitals.

Q.45. LIVELY (1) simple (2) weak (3) dull (4) angry (5) moron Q.46. INADVERTENT (1) adequate (2) available (3) sluggish (4) negligent (5) intentional

ENGLISH LANGUAGE This is a test to see how well you ‘know’ English. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc. Study and answer the sample questions given below. Please remember, in the test paper there may be questions of several other types also. The correct answer is “through” which is answer No. 2. The error is in (1). Therefore the answer is ‘1’. In this question, there is no error; Hence the right answer to this question is ‘5’. Now attempt the following question. In addition to the above questions, there will be a passage in English for comprehension. You will be asked questions based on the passage. There may be some other types of questions also. Direction : Pick out the most appropriate word from amongst the words given below each sentence to complete it meaningfully.
Q.37 He quickly glanced .............................. the book to find what it said about the Indian economy. (1) at (2) through (3) in (4) to (5) over
Q.38. The counsel urged the court to ........................... down the obnoxious law. (1) enact (2) enforce (3) cancel (4) strike (5) declare
Q.39. The local official ........................... the Minister of the situation. (1) explained (2) warned (3) apprised (4) told (5) intimated Directions : Read each sentence given below to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is your answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuations, if any)
Q.40. I am twenty / two years old / when I first / joined the bank. No error (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Q.41. To the Hindus / the Ganga is / holier than / any other river. No error (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Q.42. Of all the teachers / in our school / our class teacher / were very strict. No error (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
There will be a single answersheet for all the objective tests. Now follow the correct method of showing your answer with an HB pencil and mark your answers to all the 46 questions given so far in this booklet on the specimen answersheet given below. This will give you practice in correctly marking your answers. Answers to first four questions have been marked for you.
Specimen Answersheet for ‘Practice questions’. Correct answers to all these 46 sample questions are given below. You may check your answers against them.
Annexure I Category Code Scheduled Caste 1 Scheduled Caste (OC) 2 Scheduled Caste (VI) 3 Scheduled Caste (HI) 4 Scheduled Tribe 5 Scheduled Tribe (OC) 6 Scheduled Tribe (VI) 7 Scheduled Tribe (HI) 8 Other Backward Class 9 Other Backward Class (OC) 10 Other Backward Class (VI) 11 Other Backward Class (HI) 12 General 13 General (OC) 14 General (VI) 15 General (HI) 16
Qns Ans
1 5 13 5 25 2 37 2
2 1 14 4 26 2 38 4
3 2 15 3 27 4 39 3
4 3 16 2 28 2 40 1
5 4 17 3 29 2 41 5
6 3 18 5 30 5 42 4
7 5 19 3 31 5 43 5
8 1 20 1 32 5 44 1
9 3 21 2 33 2 45 3
10 4 22 5 34 4 46 5
11 5 23 3 35 4
12 1 24 2 36 2

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