CLERICAL APTITUDE SHORT CUT METHODS AND EXPLANATIONS WITH MODEL QUESTIONS

CLERICAL APTITUDE SHORT CUT METHODS AND EXPLANATIONS WITH MODEL QUESTIONS 
                 Clerical Aptitude Test Paper evaluates the inclination, ability and efficiency of the candidates to discern any given information. The general interest and inclination of the candidates towards the nature of job (which the candidates expected to perform after recruitment) is tested. After all, being declared successful in the Bank Clerical Exam you are liable to shoulder a responsible job. In Banks, you are required to dispose of works of several customers in stipulated time and to keep the Cash Register and other Account Ledger up-to-date as well. In a nutshell, you are supposed to perform your job under immense pressure and that too precisely and correctly. Therefore, it is imperative to test the mental ability of a candidate for this very job.
Clerical Aptitude Test Paper may be asked from the following topics: 

1 . Arrangement of words in Alphabetical order or as per dictionary
2. Digit and Letter Codes
3. Classification of Given Items (News Items, Family Expenditures etc.)
4. Similar Name and Address
5. Questions Based on Data

QUESTIONS ON SIMILAR NAME & ADDRESS

In this type of questions, a combination of Name and Address is given and it is reproduced against the option numbers (1), (2), (3) and (4). Of them, all the four or three may have some mistakes orthe other. You have to find out the combination which is exactly the same as the combination given in the question place. If all the four combinations are different, the answer would be (5) i.e. None of these. In order to understand the nature of such questions carefully examine the following examples:




(1 )
(2)
(3)
(4)
1. Meena Card
Meena Card
Meena Card
Meena Card
Meena Card
Product, 2383
Product, 2383
Product, 2383
Product, 2383
Product, 2383
Nai Sarak
Nia Sarak
Nai Sadak
Nai Sarak
  Nai Sarak
Chawri Bazaar
Chawri Bazaar
Chawri Bazaar
Chawri Bazaar
Chavri Bazaar
2. Ashwini Mahto
Ashwini Mehta
Ashwini Mahto
Ashwini Mahto
Ashwini Mahto
11/79 “GEET”
11/79 “GEET”
11/79 “GEET”
11/97 “GEET”
11/79 “JEET”
Ghatkopar (E)
Ghatkopar (E)
Ghatkopar (E)
Ghatkopar (W)
Ghatkopar (E)


EXPLANATIONS
1.(3) In the option (1) NIA has been written in the place of NAI.
In option (2) SADAK has been written in the place of SARAK.
In option (4) CHAVRI has been written in the place of CHAWRI.
In the question, in each of the wrong combination a single letter of a word has been altered. In such a case your should observe all the options carefully, otherwise you will not get the correct answer. Indeed, it is some what difficult to sort out. the same combination from among fairly close alternatives choices.
2.(2) In option (1) there is mistake in the NAME itself MAHTO –>MEHTA
Here it should be noted, that there are two different letters in a single word.
In option (3) there is mistake in the name of place (E –> W) and 79 –> 97
In option (4) again there is mistake in the name (of a building or like)
GEET –> JEET
QUESTIONS ON ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
In this type of questions the candidates are required to arrange the given words in alphabetical order and then select the word which comes second, third, fourth or fifth in the order. In order to arrange the words in alphabetical order candidates should compare the first, the second, the third …. and so on letters of the given order to established the proper order.
Now consider the following ex-amples:
Directions (1-2) : Below in each questions five words are given. Which of them will come at the fourth place if all of them are arranged alphabetically as in a dictionary?
1. (1) Turpentine      (2) Tungsten      (3) Turbulent        (4) Tuburcular      (5) Truthful
2. (1) Juggement      (2) Journalist      (3) Jurisdiction      (4) Journalize       (5) Judicious
ANSWERS: 1.(3)    2.(1)
QUESTIONS ON DIGIT & LETTER CODE
In this type of questions some let¬ters are given in the first row and some digits corresponding to each letter are given in the se,cond row. The letters are codes for digits and vice-versa. Candidates are requriedto ascertain the codes for given combination of let¬ters or digits.
Now consider the following examples:
Directions (1-2) : Below are given some letters in the first row and some digits in the second row. Letters and
digits are mutual codes. You have to find out correct code for the combina¬tion given in each question. 
1. PMATBJ 
(1) 2 5 0 6 4 1                (2) 2 0 5 34 1          (3) 205938                 (4) 5 0 2 1 43            (5) None of these
2. 61 2593 
(l)XPJATK                      (2)RPJBKT            (3) X J P A K T            (4) M X T P J        (5) None of these
ANSWERS: 1.(2)            2.(3)
QUESTIONS ON CLASIFICATION OF ITEMS 
In this type of questions some items are given which are to be classified under the given heads. In case of news items, candidates are required to clas-sify them under the following five heads:
(1) Political and Social .(2) Economic and Commerce (3) Science and Health  (4) Sports and Culture 
(5) Miscellaneous 
Similarly, candidates are required to classify family expenditure under the following five heads :
(1) Education    (2) Food     (3) Health   (4) Travel    (5) Miscellaneous 
Now consider the following questions: 
1. In the following question a news item is given which is to be clas-sified into one of the following five areas: 
(1) Political and Social
(2) Economic and Commerce   (3) Science and Health    (4) Sports and Culture   (5) Miscellaneous
Inflation drifts to nine-week low.
2. In the following questions, an item of family expenditure is given which is to be classified into one of the following five areas:
(1) Education               (2) Food             (3) Health           (4) Travel         (5) Miscellaneous
 Members of Rohan’s family visited doctor for regular check up.
ANSWERS: 1.(2)       2.(3)

QUESTIONS BASED ON DATA 
In some exams 15 questions are asked on a different topic having different pattern. In this type of questions, generally a table is given, on marks obtained by a number students in’ different subjects.This table is followed by 15 questions. A candidate is to answer these questions on the basis of data given in the table. Candidates may be asked to find the option containing roll no. and the marks obtained by the student having that roll no. Generally five options having five roll numbers and marks are given. Among them one is true as per the table, that is in it, the roll number and marks are correctly matched. That option is the al’lswer. Besides that the reverse type of questions may also be asked, wherein all the options having roll numbers and marks are correctly matched except one. And the one is the answer. 
Candidates should follow that a table may include any type of information. This does not matter. What matters much is the comprehending capacity of the candidate and concentration. One should go through the direction, try to comprehend it; and at the time of answering the questions the relevance of every options should be judged properly. This is not possible without deep concentration. For your convenience, a suitable example is provided below: 
Directions (1-8) : Study the following table and answer the sets of questions. 
DISTANCES BETWEEN CITIES
Panaji
944
820
409
1288
2143
545
1688
904
Lucknow
1090
1265
1384
1358
532
2035
599
2038
Kolhapur
781
657
248
1125
1982
749
1525
378
Indore
322
476
697
509
1212
1614
800
1617
Delhi
1005
2388′
1503
1111
1011
2154
261
2157
Mumbai
432
308
436
776
1824
1158
1176
1357
Bhopal
509
663
884
796
1025
1514
735
1517
Agra
9~8
1103
1303
1080
811
1954
230
1957
Distance
Vadodara
Surat
Solapur
Rajkot
Patna
Mysore
Jaipur
Ghennai
in Kms.

Directions (1-3) : Each question number is followed by a number in bold indicating distance in Kms. Find out the names of the two cities associated with it. 
1.749
(1) Kolhapur, Mysore (2) Lucknow, Mysore (3) Indore, Patna
(4) Kolhapur, Jaipur (5) None of these 2.2388
(1) Delhi, Vadodara (2) Vadodara, Indore (3) Solapur, Delhi (4) Indore, Solapur (5) None of these 3.1614
(1) Jaipur, Indore (2) Delhi, Mysore (3) Patna, Indore (4) Indore, Mysore (5) None of these
Directions (4-6) : Each question number is followed by the names of three cities. You have to find out the distance between the first and the third city via the second city in Kms.
4. Mumbai-Chennai-Lucknow (1) 3555
(2) 4195
(3) 3395
(4) 2261
(5) None of these
5. Rajkot-Delhi-Jaipur (1) 1377
(2) 2287
(3) 1764
(4) 1473
(5) None of these
6. Patna-Delhi-Vadodara (1) 1333
(2) 2016
(3) 1443
(4) 1514
(5) None of these
Directions (7-9) : Answer the ques-tions given below.
7. From the cities given in the table which one is nearest to Lucknow ?
(1) Vadodara (2) Jaipur
(3) Kolhapur . (4) Patna
(5) None of these
8. How many pairs of cities have distance of less than 1000 kms. but more than 500 kms?
(1) 21
(2) 20 (3) 22 (4) 19
(5) None of these
9. Which of the following is the
shortest routes ?
(1) Kolhapur~Rajkot-Bhopal (2) .Surat-Delhi-Patna
(3) Bhopal-Mysore-Lucknow (4) Indore-Patna-Agra
(5) Bhopal-Vadodara-Kolhapur
ANSWERS
1.(1 )                 2.(5)                  3.(4)             4.(3)
5.(5)                  6.(2)                  7.(4)             8.(2)
9.(5)

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