# SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Memory Based Question Paper (PDF Download): Get English, Maths, Reasoning Questions with Answer Keys

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Memory Based Question Paper & Answer Key (PDF Download): Check memory-based questions that came in SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam held on 20th & 21st Nov 2021 (All Shifts). Let’s have a look at the Important Memory Based Questions that are being asked in the SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam.

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Memory Based Question Paper & Answer Key (PDF Download): SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exams have been commenced and will be conducted on 20th, 21st & 27th November 2021. In this article, we are going to share the important memory based Questions as per the feedback received by the candidates who have appeared for SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam. Candidates are advised to definitely cover these questions for scoring high marks in the Exam.

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## SBI PO Prelims 2021 Memory Based Question Paper

Let’s have a look at the Important Questions that are being covered in the SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam:

## Memory Based Numerical Ability Questions (35 Marks – 20 Minutes)

- Caselet DI- 5 marks (College & Games)

- Bar Graph DI- 5 marks (Production & Company)

- Line Graph- 5 marks (Promotion based)

- Number series: 6,7,16,51,208, ?

- 10,20,60,300, ?, 23100

- 3,8,18, 33, 53, ?

- 12,36, 80, 164, 328, ?

- 15,23,30,36,41, ?

- Caselet DI (Boys & Girls): 5 questions (Moderate level)

- Line Chart DI (Male & Female Employee): 5 questions

- Tabular Based DI (White & Tomato): 5 questions

- 1030, 1024, 1010, 969, 864, ?

- 294, ?, 255, 222, 180, 129

- 12, ?, 63, 114, 182, 267

- 6,5,7,16,66,?

- 05,02,09,35, 164, ?

- 196.99+x= 255.09/ 15.05 x (9.99)2= 677.98

- 79.09 X ? = 28 % of 350.01 + (17.996)2 + 52.09

- (520.25/ 12.99 x 64.05 )/ x = 39.99% of 80.02

## Memory Based Reasoning Questions (35 Marks – 20 Minutes)

There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

- Row-based Puzzle (North facing, 8 members), Variable- Posts: 5 questions

- Year based Puzzle (3 months, 2 dates): 5 questions

- Circle Arrangement (6 people, with fruit variable)- 5 questions

- Flat floor based puzzle, variable- colour: 5 questions

- Floor Based puzzle, 7th floor + Variable (3 projections)

- Seating arrangement (Circular), looking inside, six persons+ variable

- Month +date

- 6 person+ variable

- Parallel rows 6 people (double person)

- Comparison puzzle: Time taking

- Word formation: Ravishment

- Month-based Puzzle (Oct, Nov, Dec) + Variable- Colour: 5 questions

- Double Row-based seating arrangement (7 south, 7 north): 5 questions

- Selection-based puzzle- (9 members) (Department- Management, Marketing, Manufacturing) (Min 2 members & Max-4 members in each department): 3 questions

- Box + variable (6 box) : 5 questions

- Uncertain based puzzle: 2 questions

## Memory Based English Language Questions (35 Marks – 20 Minutes)

Para Jumbles with 7 statements

Reading Comprehension was based on "Finance related".

Reading Comprehension: The topic was on curiosity and its Impact on personal behaviour

Antonyms of Progress

Synonym of Superficial

Para Jumbles

Chimaera: magical

Sentence connectors: Whereas, while

Idioms: on cloud nine, up in arms, Tick off (used in sentences)

Sentence error detection

Reading Comprehension based on "Pacific Ocean- Coconut Tree"

Synonym: Concentrated

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## Sample Questions to Solve SBI PO Prelims 2021 Memory Based Paper

Number Series

Direction (1-5): What will come in place of the question mark in the following number series?

1. 120      121       113         140         76           ?

1. 150
2. 145
3. 201
4. 170
5. None of the above

Explanation:      120         121         113         140         76           ?

+ 13        – 23        +33         –43         +53

Hence, question mark (?) will be replaced by 201.

2. 74   128       102         156         158         212         ?

1. 270
2. 280
3. 290
4. 300
5. None of the above

Explanation: 74 128         102         156         158         212         ?

See the bold part. It makes a series as follows:

74           102         158         270

+28         +56         +112

3. 25    24        27           25           29           26           31   ?

1. 24
2. 27
3. 26
4. 36
5. 38

Explanation: Here the series consists of two series S1 and S2:

The next term will be 27.

4. 6     7          18           63           268         1365       ?

1. 7406
2. 7516
3. 8257
4. 7248
5. 8226

Explanation: Here the series is 6 × 1 + 12 = 7;

7 × 2 + 22 = 18;

18 × 3 + 32 = 63;

63 × 4 + 42 = 268;

268 × 5 + 52 = 1365;

1365 × 6 + 62 = 8226

5. 2    9           57           ?      1681              6721             20161

1. 434
2. 373
3. 316
4. 337
5. 513

Explanation: Here the series is 2 × 8 – 7 = 9

9 × 7 – 6 = 57

57 × 6 – 5 = 337

337 × 5 – 4 = 1681

1681 × 4 – 3 = 6721

6721 × 3 – 2 = 20161

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Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)

Directions (6-10): Study the following graph and answer the following questions:

Number of students from various faculties studying in various Management Institutes (in thousands)

6. What is the ratio of the number of Marketing students in Institute A to the number of Finance students in Institute D?

1. 11:13
2. 13:15
3. 9:7
4. 7:11
5. None of these

Explanation: Number of Marketing students in Institute A = 32500

Number of Finance students in Institute D = 37500

The ratio= 32500:37500 =13:15

7. What is the average number of students in each faculty of Institute D?

1. 30000
2. 26000
3. 28500
4. 31667
5. None of these

Explanation: Total number of students in Institute D in all three faculties = 22500 + 35000 + 37500 = 95000

The average student in each faculty = 95000/3=31667

8. What is the average number of IT students in all the Institutes?

1. 21625
2. 25625
3. 23225
4. 24575
5. None of these

Explanation: The number of IT students in all the Institutes = 27500 + 30000 + 22500 + 22500 = 102500

The average IT students in each Institute = 102500/4 = 25625

9. What percentage of the total students of Institute C are its IT students?

1. 36%
2. 5%
3. 92%
4. 13%
5. None of these

Explanation: The total number of IT students in Institute C = 22500

Total number of students in Institute C = 80000

Percentage of IT students = (22500/80000) X 100 = 28.13%

10. What is the difference between the total number of IT and Finance students in all the colleges?

1. 27500
2. 24000
3. 29000
4. 17500
5. None of these

Explanation: Total number of Finance students in all the Institutes = 127500

Total number of IT students in all the Institutes = 102500

Their difference = 127500 - 102500 = 25000

Circular Arrangement

Directions (11 - 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight friends F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7 and F8 are sitting in a circle facing the centre. All eight friends like different fruits – apple, watermelon, banana, pomegranate, grapes, papaya, guava and strawberry. They are not necessarily seated in the mentioned order.

F5 is sitting third to the left of F7. The person who likes watermelon is to the immediate right of F5 and F5 does not like apple. F2 is sitting fourth to the right of F8. Neither F2 nor F8 is an immediate neighbour of F5. F6 likes pomegranate colour and is sitting third to the right of person who likes watermelon. The person who likes papaya is sitting second to the left of the person who likes pomegranate. The one who like guava is sitting second to the left of F5. F1 likes banana is sitting exactly between F6 and F8. The person who likes grapes is sitting second to the right of the F1. F3 is sitting third to the left of F6.

1. Who amongst the following likes apple colour?
1. F1
2. F2
3. F4
4. F7
5. None of these

1. What is F1’s position with respect to F2?
1. Third to the right
2. Second to the right
3. Third to the left
4. Second to the left
5. Fourth to the right

1. How many people are sitting between F3 and F8 when counted in an anti-clockwise direction from F3?
1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
5. None

1. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
1. Apple – banana
2. Pomegranate – guava
3. Grapes – watermelon
4. Strawberry – papaya
5. Banana – strawberry

1. Which one of the following statements is false according to the above mentioned arrangement?
1. F6 is to the immediate right of the person who like apple.
2. F1 is third to the right of the F2.
3. F6 is sitting exactly between the person who like watermelon and grapes.
4. F8 is neither like banana nor strawberry.
5. There are only three people between F5 and F6.

Explanation (11 - 15):

Linear Arrangement

Directions (16 - 20): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

1. Eight friends I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P are sitting in two opposite rows, facing each other.
2. Each row has 4 persons.
3. I is between N and O and is facing north.
4. P is opposite to M who is to the immediate left of J.
5. K is between L and J.
6. P is to the immediate right of O.

16. Who is to the immediate right of K?

1. J
2. M
3. L
4. L or J
5. None of the above

1. Which of the following pair are sitting opposite to each other?
1. KN
2. LP
3. MI
4. JO
5. JN

1. Which of the following pair are sitting diagonally opposite each other?
1. LN
2. KI
3. JO
4. MP
5. MO

1. Who is to the immediate left of I?
1. N
2. I
3. N or I
4. P
5. Cannot be determined

1. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
1. NL
2. IJ
3. IK
4. OJ
5. PM

Explanation (16-20):

 South Facing Row L K J M North Facing Row N I O P

Arrangement (Ranking)

Directions (21 - 22): Read the following passage and answer the two items that follow:

P, Q, R, S, T and U are sisters. No two sisters are of the same age, but all have birthdays on the same day of the same month. The youngest is 17 years old and the oldest T is 22 years old. U is somewhere between Q and S in age. P is older than Q. R is older than S. P is one year older than R.

1. Which one of the following is possible?
1. S is 20 years old
2. U is 18 years old
3. U is 19 years old
4. U is 20 years old
5. None of the above

1. Who is the second eldest sister?
1. T
2. R
3. P
4. U
5. None of the above

Explanation (21 - 22): Let us rank P, Q, R, S, T and U from 1 to 6, (1 being the eldest and 6 the youngest).

It is given that all of them were born on the same date and same month. The youngest is 17 years old and the oldest is 22 years. Hence, their ages are 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 years.

Given P>Q and R>S and P is one year older than R. Hence, both Q and S are younger than both P and R. U is between Q and S. Hence, we get the following arrangement.

 Rank Age Name 1 22 T 2 21 P 3 20 R 4 19 Q/S 5 18 U 6 17 S/Q

Blood Relationship

Directions (23 - 24): Read the following passage and answer (three) items that follow:

P, Q, R, S and T are members of the same family. There are three male members and two female members in the family. There are two fathers, two sons and two wives in the family. The Professor was the, wife of an Engineer who was the son of a Judge. T is not male, neither also a wife of a professional. R is the youngest person in the family and S is the eldest. Q is a male.

1. Which of the following are female members of the group?
1. S and Q
2. T and Q
3. S and P
4. T and P
5. None of the above

1. Whose wife is the Professor?
1. S
2. T
3. Q
4. R
5. None of the above

Explanation (23 - 24): There are two possibilities:

Directions (25-29): Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Rupee has been continuously depreciating for the last few weeks and has touched an all-time low of 56 to dollar. Even though the price of crude oil has not increased in the international market, the cost for the oil marketing companies (OMC) like Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat petroleum (BPCL) has been increasing on the account of increased value of dollar. The oil marketing companies have lost around Rs 4300 crores for selling petrol below the cost in the last six months.  Since 2010, the petrol has been deregulated and OMCs can increase the price of petrol if there is large variation in their costs. The main reason behind increase in the petrol prices is the rise of dollar against rupee. We need to understand why rupee is depreciating against dollar like a free fall. One of the many reasons cited for the depreciation is the ongoing euro crisis. Many institutional investors have moved out their investments in euro to dollar as dollar is considered to be safe haven. In order to be safe, some investment has also moved out of India. But the euro crisis only cannot justify the free fall of rupee. If we see the other currencies like Pound, Yen, Brazilian Real, there has been no significant depreciation, in fact yen has gained against dollar considering one year time frame.

So what are the other significant reasons for depreciating rupee? One of prime reasons is our burgeoning fiscal deficit (difference between revenue and expenditure). The fiscal deficit for the year 2011-2012 stood at Rs. 521,980 and it is targeted at Rs. 513,590 crores for the 2012-2013. This huge deficit is primarily because of subsidy offered on food, fertilizer and petroleum. The oil subsidy for the year 2012-2013 is estimated to be Rs 43,580 crores. But we project the losses suffered by OMCs for the current year, this subsidy will come out to be Rs. 114,000 crores. According to twin deficit hypothesis, there is strong linkage between fiscal deficit and trade deficit (imports – exports). The government’s fiscal deficit is increasing i.e. government is spending more than it is what it is earning. This is because increased expenditure is not matched by the increased tax rates. Hence, people are left with more money, out which some of the money is diverted towards the imports which results in more imports than exports leading to trade deficit. The major portion of our imports is oil. Since oil imports have to be paid in dollars, the importers need to buy dollars and sell rupee leading more demand of dollar and excess of rupee in the market. Considering the demand supply, rupee is continuously losing value; the OMCs have to shell out more rupees for same amount of oil imports.

Now if the prices of oil products are not increased, the deficit will keep on increasing further impacting our economy. An increase in price will result into fall in demand which means that fewer dollars will have to be paid for the oil imports, leading to lower trade deficit which will in turn lead to release of pressure on rupee-dollar rate. Another effect of not increasing the prices oil products is that, government will need to compensate the OMCs for the subsidy offered. Government will finance this deficit by borrowing from the market leading crowding out of the private investment which will slow down our economic growth. It may lead to higher interest rates which will increase the common man’s EMIs. The prices of petrol have been increased. This will have some effect on trade deficit and rupee-dollar value but in order to have more pronounced effect, the government needs to increase the price of diesel, LPG and kerosene. An increase in prices of these will help government reduce its fiscal deficit, meaning less borrowing from the market leading to more funds available for the private investment. Hence better economic growth. In the age of coalition politics, these are harsh decisions which the government may not be willing to take. But these decisions will have to be taken, to prevent our economy from stagnation.

1. According to the passage, why petrol price is rising in India?
1. The burgeoning fiscal deficit of India.
2. The Euro crisis which has led to depreciating rupee.

Which of the reasons given alone is/are valid?

1. I only
2. II only
3. Both I and II
4. Neither I nor II
5. Either I or II

Explanation: The first paragraph and the second paragraph clearly states that one of the many reasons cited for the depreciation is the ongoing euro crisis and another prime reasons is our burgeoning fiscal deficit.

1. Which of the following statements is incorrect according to the passage?
1. The fiscal deficit for the year 2011-2012 stood at Rs. 521,980 crores.
2. The fiscal deficit targeted for the year 2012-2013 at Rs. 513,590 crores.
3. The oil subsidy for the year 2012-2013 is estimated to be Rs 43,580 crores.
4. Before 2010, the petrol was deregulated.
5. None of the above

Explanation: It has been clearly mentioned in the first paragraph that since 2010, the petrol has been deregulated and OMCs can increase the price of petrol if there is large variation in their costs. Hence, option d) is incorrect.

1. In reference to the passage, which of the following assumptions can be made?
1. Increased fiscal deficit of Indian government is due to increased expenditure which is not in accordance with the increased tax rates.
2. The fiscal deficit of India increased further as prices of oil products remained unchanged.
1. I only
2. II only
3. Both I and II
4. Neither I nor II
5. Either I or II

Explanation: Second and third paragraph clearly states that the government’s fiscal deficit is increasing i.e. government is spending more than it is what it is earning. This is because increased expenditure is not matched by the increased tax rates. Also, if the prices of oil products are not increased, the deficit will keep on increasing further impacting our economy.

1. According to twin deficit hypothesis:
4. There is a link between fiscal deficit and economic slowdown.
5. None of the above

Explanation: According to twin deficit hypothesis, there is strong linkage between fiscal deficit and trade deficit (imports – exports).

1. In order to decrease fiscal deficit:
1. Limit the import of oil to the minimum possible extent.
2. Compensate the OMCs for the subsidy offered.
3. Prices of petrol have to be increased along with prices of diesel, LPG and kerosene.
1. I and II
2. II and III
3. I only
4. III only
5. None of the above

Explanation: The last paragraph clearly states that an increase in prices of diesel, LPG and kerosene will help government reduce its fiscal deficit, meaning less borrowing from the market leading to more funds available for the private investment.

Synonyms based on RC

Directions (30-31): The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that matches the meaning of the highlighted word as your answer.

1. DEREGULATED
1. Noninterest
2. Nonintervention
3. Nonviolence
4. Nonworking
5. None of the above

Explanation: Both ‘Deregulated’ and ‘Nonintervention’ means to remove regulations or restrictions from something.

1. HYPOTHESIS
1. Calculation
2. Preposition
3. Proposition
4. Existence
5. None of the above

Explanation: Both ‘Hypothesis’ and ‘Proposition’ means a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

Antonyms based on RC

Directions (32-33): The following questions have a word highlighted from the passage with four words following it. Choose the best word that is opposite in meaning to the highlighted word as your answer.

1. BURGEONING
1. Mushrooming
2. Diminishing
3. Sprouting
4. Expanding
5. Comfortable

Explanation: ‘Burgeoning’ means begin to grow or increase rapidly and ‘Diminishing’ is the exact opposite word.

1. COALITION
1. Union
2. Alliance
3. Severance
4. Conjunction
5. None of the above

Explanation: ‘Coalition’ means a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government and ‘Severance’ is the exact opposite word.

Parajumbles

Directions (34 - 38): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.

• Also, sowing data looks healthy – area sown under kharif crop as on July 10 was 61.8% higher than last year.
• And, the surge in pulses inflation invites concern.
• But rains have weakened compared to June.
• So far, the southwest monsoon conditions remain favourable – rainfall at 4% below the long term average, and reasonably well-distributed.
• In items like arhar (tur) and urad, inflation was already at 23% in May (latest data available at the disaggregate level), and in June it is likely to be even higher.
• In the year so far (January to June 2015), pulses inflation has been 13.8% compared to just 4.7% in the same period of 2014.
1. Which of the following sentence should be the 6th (Last) after rearrangement?
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E

35. Which of the following sentence should be the 3rd after rearrangement?

1. A
2. E
3. B
4. D
5. C

1. Which of the following sentence should be the 5th after rearrangement?
1. A
2. F
3. C
4. E
5. D

1. Which of the following sentence should be the 1st after rearrangement?
1. C
2. B
3. F
4. D
5. A

1. Which of the following sentence should be the 2nd after rearrangement?
1. A
2. B
3. D
4. F
5. C

Explanation for 34-38: The proper sequence of sentences to make a meaningful paragraph will be ‘DACBFE’:

• So far, the southwest monsoon conditions remain favourable – rainfall at 4% below the long term average, and reasonably well-distributed.
• Also, sowing data looks healthy – area sown under kharif crop as on July 10 was 61.8% higher than last year.
• But rains have weakened compared to June.
• And, the surge in pulses inflation invites concern.
• In the year so far (January to June 2015), pulses inflation has been 13.8% compared to just 4.7% in the same period of 2014.
• In items like arhar (tur) and urad, inflation was already at 23% in May (latest data available at the disaggregate level), and in June it is likely to be even higher.

## FAQ

### How many questions were asked in SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam?

100 objective multiple-choice questions of 100 marks. The exam had three sections (with separate timings for each section)

### Will there be any negative marking in SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam?

There Will Be One-Fourth (1/4) Mark For Wrong Answers
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