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Analytical Reasoning Test for Entry-Level Bank Examiner Candidates

The following sample questions are provided to familiarize entry-level applicants with the types of questions on the analytical reasoning test.

  1. The City of Sandhill sold 500 tax-free municipal bonds at $1,000.00 each. If one-half of the total amount generated was used to make repairs to City Hall, how much remains from the sale of the bonds?
    1. $25,000.00
    2. $50,000.00
    3. $250,000.00
    4. $500,000.00
    5. None of the above 
  2. All states impose a ceiling on the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits any claimant may receive during a benefit year. This ceiling is most commonly expressed as 26 times the weekly benefit amount.

    The paragraph best supports the statement that

    1. Claimants who qualify for benefits are entitled to the maximum duration.
    2. All states utilize the same method to calculate the benefit ceiling.
    3. Only one claim may be filed per benefit year.
    4. In every state, there is a yearly limit on the benefits that a claimant can receive.
    5. The benefit year used for unemployment insurance calculations is based upon the calendar year.
  3. These questions measure the ability to form conclusions on the basis of information given. Look at the sample problem below. First, read the premises that are given; then, look at the conclusion. Assume that the premises are true and decide whether the conclusion is:
    1. Necessarily true.
    2. Probably, but not necessarily, true.
    3. Indeterminable, cannot be determined.
    4. Probably, but not necessarily, false.
    5. Necessarily false.

    Select the best answer and mark the appropriate space below.

    Premises: If Mr. Brown receives his supervisor’s approval, the new work schedule goes into effect immediately. The new schedule calls for Ms. Oliver’s work hours to be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ms. Oliver’s workday begins at 8:00 a.m.

    Conclusion: Mr. Brown has not yet obtained his supervisor’s approval.

Analytical Reasoning Test

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Question # Correct Answer
1 C
2 D
3 B