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Section 1: Quantitative Ability (30 questions)

1. The area of a square field is 24200 sq m. How long will a lady take to cross the field diagonally at the
rate of 6.6 km/hr?
A. 3 minutes B. 0.04 hours C. 2 minutes D. 2.4 minutes
2. A lady grows cabbages in her garden that is in the shape of a square. Each cabbage takes 1 square feet
of area in her garden. This year, she has increased her output by 211 cabbages as compared to last year.
The shape of the area used for growing the cabbages has remained a square in both these years. How
many cabbages did she produce this year?
A. 11236 B. 11025 C. 14400 D. 12696
3. How many keystrokes are needed to type numbers from 1 to 1000?
A. 3001 B. 2893 C. 2704 D. 2890
4. When 242 is divided by a certain divisor the remainder obtained is 8. When 698 is divided by the same
divisor the remainder obtained is 9. However, when the sum of the two numbers 242 and 698 is divided
by the divisor, the remainder obtained is 4. What is the value of the divisor?
A. 11 B. 17 C. 13 D. 23
5. In an election contested by two parties, Party D secured 12% of the total votes more than Party R. If
party R got 132,000 votes, by how many votes did it lose the election?
A. 240,000 B. 300,000 C. 168,000 D. 36,000
6. What is the % change in the area of a rectangle when its length increases by 10% and its width
decreases by 10%?
A. 0% B. 20% increase C. 20% decrease D. 1% decrease
7. Ten coins are tossed simultaneously. In how many of the outcomes will the third coin turn up a head?
A. 2
10
B. 2
9
C. 3 * 2
8
D. 3 * 2
9

8. A man can hit a target once in 4 shots. If he fires 4 shots in succession, what is the probability that he
will hit his target?
A.1 B. 1/256 C. 81/256 D. 175/256
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9. What is the radius of the in circle of the triangle whose sides measure 5, 12 and 13 units?
A. 2 units B. 12 units C. 6.5 units D. 6 units
10. How many diagonals does a 63-sided convex polygon have?
A. 3780 B. 1890 C. 3843 D. 3906
11. What is the measure of the radius of the circle that circumscribes a triangle whose sides’ measure 9,
40 and 41?
A. 6 B. 4 C. 24.5 D. 20.5
12. Jim travels the first 3 hours of his journey at 60 mph speed and the remaining 5 hours at 24 mph
speed. What is the average speed of Jim's travel in mph?
A. 42 mph B. 36 mph C. 37.5 mph D. 42.5 mph
13. A train traveling at 72 kmph crosses a platform in 30 seconds and a man standing on the platform in
18 seconds. What is the length of the platform in meters?
A. 240 meters B. 360 meters C. 420 meters D. 600 meters
14. A train traveling at 100 kmph overtakes a motorbike traveling at 64 kmph in 40 seconds. What is the
length of the train in meters?
A. 1777 meters B. 1822 meters C. 400 meters D. 1111 meters
15. Mary and Mike enter into a partnership by investing Rs. 700 and Rs. 300 respectively. At the end of
one year, they divided their profits such that a third of the profit is divided equally for the efforts they
have put into the business and the remaining amount of profit is divided in the ratio of the investments
A. Rs. 2000 B. Rs. 6000 C. Rs. 4000 D. Rs. 3000
16. In what ratio should a 20% methyl alcohol solution be mixed with a 50% methyl alcohol solution so
that the resultant solution has 40% methyl alcohol in it?
A. 1 : 2 B. 2 : 1 C. 1 : 3 D. 3 : 1

17. In a class of 40 students, 12 enrolled for both English and German. 22 enrolled for German. If the
students of the class enrolled for at least one of the two subjects, then how many students enrolled for
only English and not German?
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A. 30 B. 10 C. 18 D. 28
18. In a class 40% of the students enrolled for Math and 70% enrolled for Economics. If 15% of the
students enrolled for both Math and Economics, what % of the students of the class did not enroll for
either of the two subjects?
A.5% B.15% C. 0% D. 25%
19. The average of 5 consecutive integers starting with m as the first integer is n. What is the average of
A. m + 4 B. n + 6 C. n + 3 D. n + 4
20. The sum of the fourth and twelfth term of an arithmetic progression is 20. What is the sum of the
first 15 terms of the arithmetic progression?
A. 300 B. 120 C. 150 D. 170
21. The average wages of a worker during a fortnight comprising 15 consecutive working days was Rs. 90
per day. During the first 7 days, his average wages was Rs.87/day and the average wages during the last
7 days was Rs. 92 /day. What was his wage on the 8
th
day?
A. Rs. 83 B. Rs. 92 C. Rs. 90 D. Rs. 97
22. The average of 5 quantities is 6. The average of 3 of them is 8. What is the average of the remaining
two numbers?
A. 4 B. 5 C. 3 D. 3.5
23. If a and b are positive integers and (a-b)/3.5 = 4/7, then
A. b = a B. b < a C. b > a D. b => a
24. By selling an article at 80% of its marked price, a merchant makes a loss of 12%. What will be the
percent profit made by the merchant if he sells the article at 95% of its marked price?
A. 5% profit B. 1% loss C. 10% profit D. 4.5% profit
25. What is the maximum percentage discount that a merchant can offer on her Marked Price so that
she ends up selling at no profit or loss, if she had initially marked her goods up by 50%?
A. 33.33% B. 20% C. 25% D. 16.67%

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26. A train travels a certain distance taking 7 hrs in forward journey, during the return journey increased
speed 12km/hr takes the times 5 hrs. What is the distance traveled
A. 210 km B. 30 km C. 60 km D. 90 km
27. Ben can have a piece of work done in 8 days, Joe can work three times faster than the Ben, Ram can
work five times faster than Ben. How many days will they take to do the work together?
A. 3 days B. 9/8 days C. 8/9 days D. 4 days
28. If on an item a shop gives 25% discount, they earn 25% profit. If they now give 10% discount then
what is the profit percentage?
A. 35% B. 25% C. 60% D. 30%
29. 5. Two trains move in the same direction at 50 kmph and 32 kmph respectively. A man in the slower
train observes the 15 seconds elapse before the faster train completely passes by him. What is the
length of faster train?
A. 100m B. 90m C. 75m D. 50m
30. If the price of petrol increases by 25% and Ron intends to spend only 15% more on petrol, by what %
should he reduce the quantity of petrol that he buys?
A. 10% B. 12.5% C. 8% D. 12%

Section 2: Analytical Reasoning (30 questions)

Directions for questions 1-3:
Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are spending a few months
at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one living in his or her own cottage. There
are no others staying in the same row of houses.
1. Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
2. Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage..
3. Karen is next to Peter and Jack.
4. Between Anne and Jack's cottage there is just one vacant house.
5. None of the girls occupy adjacent cottages.
6. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.

1. Which of the above statements can be said to have been derived from two other statements?
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(a) Statement 1 (b) Statement 2 (c) Statement 3 (d) Statement 5
2. How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage?
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5
3. Which among these statement(s) are true?
1. Anne is between Eliza and Jack.
2. At the most four persons can have occupied cottages on either side of them. .
3. Tom stays besides Peter
(a) I only (b) II only (c) I and III only (d) II and III only
Directions for questions 4-5:
An employee has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the staff members. The offices are
numbered 1 - 6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated from each other by six foot
high dividers. Hence voices, sounds and cigarette smoke flow easily from one office to another.
Miss Robert needs to use the telephone quite often throughout the day. Mr. Mike and Mr. Brown need
adjacent offices as they need to consult each other often while working. Miss. Hardy, is a senior
employee and has to be allotted the office number 5, having the biggest window.
Mr. Donald requires silence in the offices next to his. Mr. Tim, Mr. Mike and Mr. Donald are all smokers.
Miss Hardy finds tobacco smoke allergic and consecutively the offices next to hers to be occupied by
non-smokers.
Unless specifically stated all the employees maintain an atmosphere of silence during office hours.
4. The ideal candidate to occupy the office furthest from Mr. Brown would be
(a) Miss Hardy (b) Mr. Mike (c) Mr. Tim (d) Mr. Donald
5. The three employees who are smokers should be seated in the offices.
(a) 1, 2 and 4 (b) 2, 3 and 6 (c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
6. If LEARNING is written as MGDVSOUO then SURPRISE WOULD BE:
(a) TWUTWOAL (b) TWUTWOZM (c) TWVUXPAN (d) TWUSVNZK
7. If SUNDAY is coded as XZCMTR then PAYMENT would be:
(a) RPNDZOJ (b) QBZNFOU (c) SMDLXZO (d) TNEMYAP
8. If PAINT is coded as 74128 and EXCEL as 93596, then how would you encode ACCEPT?
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(a) 547978 (b) 554978 (c) 735961 (d) 455978
9. If ENGLAND is written as 1234526 and FRANCE is written as 785291, how is GREECE coded?
(a) 832252 (b) 835545 (c) 381191 (d) 381171
10. If A =26, E = 21 then S will be equal to:
(a) 6 (b) 8 (c) 10 (d) 12
11. Rahul started from point A and travelled 8kms towards the North to point B, he then turned right
and travelled 7 km to point C, from point C he took the first right and drove 5kms to point D, he took
another right and travelled 7 km to point E, and finally turned right and travelled for another 3 km to
point F. What is the distance between point F and B?
(a) 1 km (b) 2 km (c) 3 km (d) 4 km
12. Among R, L, T and J each having different weights, T is heavier than only L, R is not heavy as J. Who is
the heaviest?
(a) R (b) J (c) T (d) can’t be determined
13. Which of the following will come in place of question mark? AC BE DH? KQ
(a) GL (b) FK (c) GK (d) HL
14. If 2 is subtracted from each even digit and 1 is added to each odd digit in the number 8567284.
Which of the following will be the sum of the third digit from the left and second digit from the right of
the new number thus formed?
(a) 10 (b) 8 (c) 4 (d) 6
15. Smita correctly remembers that last year Diwali was celebrated before November but after May.
Sanjay correctly remembers that last year he had Diwali Holidays after July. Mohan correctly remembers
that the month in which Diwali was celebrated had only 30 days. In which month of the year was Diwali
definitely celebrated?
(a) July (b) August (c) September (d) October
16. In a certain code FIGHT is coded as GJFIU and WRITE is coded as XSHUF then how will JUDGE be
coded in the same code?
(a) KVCHF (b) HFEKV (c) KVEHF (d) VKCFH
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17. Some boys are sitting in three rows all facing North such that A is in the middle row. P is just to the
right of A but in the same row. Q is just behind of P while R is in the North of A. In which direction of R is
Q?
(a) South (b) South-West (c) North-East (d) South-East
Directions for questions 18 to 21:
Each of the following questions is based on the following information:
Six flats on a floor in two rows facing North and South are allotted to P, Q, R, S, T and U.
Q gets a North facing flat and is not next to S.
S and U get diagonally opposite flats.
R next to U, gets a south facing flat and T gets North facing flat.

18. If the flats of P and T are interchanged then who’s flat will be next to that of U?
(a) P (b) Q (c) R (d) T

19. Which of the following combination get south facing flats?
(a) QTS (b) UPT (c) URP (d) Data is inadequate

20. The flats of which of the other pair than SU, is diagonally opposite to each other?
(a) QP (b) QR (c) PT (d) TS

21. Whose flat is between Q and S?
(a) T (b) U (c) R (d) P

22. Some green are blue. No blue are white.
A. Some green are white B. No white are green
C. No green are white D. None of the above
23. From his house, Lokesh went 15 km to the North. Then he turned west and covered 10 km. Then he
turned south and covered 5 km. Finally turning to the east, he covered 10 km. In which direction is he
from his house?
(a) East (b) West (c) North (d) South

24. Reena walked from A to B in the East 10 feet. Then she turned to the right and walked 3 feet. Again
she turned to the right and walked 14 feet. How far is she from A?
(a) 4 feet (b) 5 feet (c) 24 feet (d) 27 feet
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Direction for questions 25 to 28: Out of forty students, 14 are taking English Composition and 29 are
taking Chemistry. If five students are in both classes then
25. How many students are in neither class?
(a) 2 (b) 5 (c) 38 (d) 34
26. How many are in either class?
(a) 2 (b) 5 (c) 38 (d) 34
27. What is the probability that a randomly-chosen student from this group is taking only the Chemistry
class?
(a) 60% (b) 40% (c) 30% (d) 50%
28. How many students are only in chemistry class?
(a) 24 (b) 25 (c) 26 (d) 28
29. If ‘+’ means ‘×’, ‘×’ means ‘÷’, ‘÷’ means ‘–’ and ‘–’ means ‘+’ what is the value of:
17 + 15 – 135 × 9 ÷ 70 ?
(a) 270 (b) 240 (c) 170 (d) 200
30. In a certain code, 15789 is written as XTZAL and 2346 is written as NPSU. How is 23549 written in
that code?
(a) NPTSL (b) NPTUL (c) NBTSL (d) PNTSL

Section 3: verbal Ability (20 questions)

Directions for question 1 to 6: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow:

1 Sea ice is a part of Earth's biosphere. It forms from
seawater that freezes below the freezing point of pure
water at -1.8 C
o
. Although sea ice is formed from
seawater, it loses its salt during the process of
5 formation and thus eventually is as pure as freshwater
icebergs. The most concentrated locations of Sea ice
are in the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean
(Antarctica). It has a significant impact of the global
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changes in climate.
10 Sea ice has a bright surface; so much of the sunlight
that strikes it is reflected back into space. As a
result, areas covered by sea ice do not absorb much
solar energy, so temperatures in the Polar Regions
remain relatively cool. Sea ice also affects the
15 movement of ocean waters. When sea ice forms, most of
the salt is pushed into the ocean water below the ice,
although some salt may become trapped in small pockets
among ice crystals. Water below sea ice has a higher
concentration of salt and is denser than surrounding
20 ocean water, and so it sinks. In this way, sea ice
contributes to the ocean's global "conveyor-belt"
circulation. Cold, dense, polar water sinks and moves
along the ocean bottom toward the equator, while warm
water from mid-depth to the surface travels from the
25 equator toward the poles. Changes in the amount of sea
ice can disrupt normal ocean circulation, thereby
leading to changes in global climate.
According to scientific measurements; Arctic sea ice
has declined dramatically over at least the past 30
30 years, with the most extreme decline seen in the summer
melt season. The first comprehensive history of Arctic
ice, carried out by a team of scientists from five
countries, found that the recent retreat is the worst
in thousands of years. Scientists have highlighted
35 declining Arctic Sea ice as an indicator of global
warming. The NSIDC (The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data
Center) has said that the Arctic Ocean could be largely
ice-free during the summer by year 2030. NSIDC
scientists use the 1979 to 2000 average because it
40 provides a consistent baseline for year-to-year
comparisons of sea ice extent. Scientists call this
long-term average over a data series a "climatology".
"The ice loss that we see today - the ice loss that
started in the early 20th Century and sped up during
45 the last 30-years- appears to be unmatched over at
least the last few thousand years," said Mr. Gregery, a
research scientist. The Arctic sea melted 50% faster
than the average melting rates. For decades, scientists
have strived to collect sediment cores from the
50 difficult - to - access Arctic Ocean floor, to discover
what the Arctic was like in the past. Their most recent
goal: to bring a long - term perspective to the ice
loss we see today. Now, the team has re-examined the
data from past and ongoing studies and combined them to
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55 form a big-picture view of the pole's climate history
stretching back millions of years, said the university.
Satellites can provide detailed measures of how much
ice is covering the pole right now, but sediment cores
are like fossils of the ocean's history, said
60 Mr.Gregery. Sediment cores are essentially a record of
sediments that settled at the sea floor, layer by
layer, and they record the conditions of the ocean
system during the time they settled.
Scientists can search for a bio-chemical marker that
65 is tied to certain species of algae that live only in
ice. If that marker is present in the sediment, then
that location was likely covered in ice at the time, he
explained. While knowing the loss of surface area of
the ice is important, Mr.Gregery said this work cannot
70 yet reveal an even more important fact: how the total
volume of ice - thickness as well as surface area - has
changed over time.
"Underneath the surface, the ice can be thick or thin.
The newest satellite techniques and field observations
75 allow us to see that the volume of ice is shrinking
much faster than its area today. The picture is very
troubling. We are losing ice very fast," he said.
The decline of seasonal sea ice is putting the
survival of Arctic species such as ringed seals and
80 polar bears at risk. Polar bears, whales, walrus and
seals are changing their feeding and migration
patterns, making it harder for native people to hunt
them. And along Arctic coastlines, entire villages will
be uprooted because they are in danger of being
85 swamped. The retreat of the arctic ice cap has global
ramifications, and given the complexity of the climate,
and its sensitivity to even small changes, it is
difficult for scientists to give even unqualified
predictions of just what the effects on the global
90 climate will be in response to these changes taking
place in the arctic. Both the atmospheric currents and
the ocean currents can be expected to change.

1. According to the passage, Sea ice formation contributes to:

A. Reflection of sunlight

B. Global warming

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C. Movement of ocean waters

D. Movement of atmospheric current

E. Climatology

2. According to the passage, what helps Mr. Gregery study the ocean’s history?

A. Sediment cores

B. Bio-chemical markers

C. Satellites

D. Fossils

E. Ocean currents

3. Which of the following statement is supported by the author about the usage of bio-chemical
markers?

A. To find the history of ocean structure

B. To find the existence of ice at that time

C. To find the changes in total volume of ice

D. To find the changes in surface area

E. To find the methods to retreat ice-caps

4. The lines from 17 to 27 in this passage explain:

A. The formation of sea ice

B. Rise of temperature on earth due to sea ice

C. Water below the sea ice

D. Rise of temperature at equator

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E. How the ocean currents are formed

5. The word “dramatically” (line 29) most nearly means:

A. Retrogress

D. Modesty

E. Unruly

6. All of the following are possible side effects of sea ice melting EXCEPT:

A. Change in ocean current

B. Changes in migration patterns of polar bears

C. Increase in temperature

D. Increase in the density of arctic sea water

E. Changes in ocean current.

Directions for questions 7 to 10: Four parts of the following sentences have been given in options.

7. In the entire class, I have no idea who is the most smartest, but I think it is the bookish girl.

A. entire

B. most

C. smartest

D. bookish

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E. No Error.

8.Of all of the graduates at the catering college, you were clearly the more skilled.

A. all

B. you

C. were

D. more

E. No Error.

9. The avid runner ran slowly and steady until he crossed the large finish line.

A. avid

B. slowly

D. large

E. No Error.

10. The happy girl cheerfully greeted her pretty friends and gratefully guests.

A. happy

B. cheerfully

C. pretty

D. gratefully

E. No Error

11.The new bank is much further away from the house than the grocery store. No Error/
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A. new

B. much

C. further

D. than

E. No Error.

Directions for questions 12 to 16: Fill in the following blanks with appropriate words:
12. Life, as the play demonstrates, is too complex for _____ endings.

A) facile
B) straight
C) intricate
D) complicated
E) involute

13. The instructor added the restriction that all projects had to be _______: no student could research
an area that had been investigated previously by anyone else.
A)acceptable
B)useful
C)extensive
D)authoritative
E)original

14. Just as congestion plagues every important highway, so it _______ the streets of every city.
A)delimits
B)delays
C)clogs
D)obviates
E)destroys

15. Some microbiologists believe that the attempt to kill the microbes that live on or in our bodies is a
mistake and that the use of antiseptics cannot always be _______.
A)justified
B)spurious
C)rejected
D)estimated
E)anticipated

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16. Although we know that our adversaries’ pace is _______ compared to our own, we would be foolish
to be _______.
A)languid.. vigilant
B)torpid.. complacent
C)rapid.. callous
D)accelerated.. prudent
E)dilatory.. pessimistic

17. Sprightly is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Voluble
B. Nimble
C. Sluggish
D. Hurried
E. Genuine

18. Taciturn is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Spoken
B. Placatory
C. Leisurely
D. Talkative
E. Confident

19. Revere is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Accept
B. Convert
C. Accelerate
D. Consider
E. Vilify

20. Plaudit is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Denunciation
B. Pleasure
C. Honorary
D. Disgrace
E. Diffidence