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Test – 1
Section – I
Note: Questions 1 to 10 carry one mark each.
1. Which is greater A = (a + b) or B = a 2 + b 2 or C = 3 a 3 + b3 (Here a & b are positive numbers).
a. A b. B c. C
d. All are equal e. Cannot bc determined

2. Under the usual two-dimensional co-ordinate system the equation |x| + |y| = 1, where x and y are real
numbers, describes :
a. A rhombus which is not a square.
b. A parallelogram which is not a rhombus.
c. A square whose sides are not parallel to the coordinate axes.
d. A square with sides are parallel to the coordinate axes.
e. None of these
3. The segment of line joining the points (–3, 5) and (2, –1) ...
a. cuts the y axis only. b. cuts the x axis only.
c. contains the origin in it . d. cuts both the x and y axes. e. None of these
4. A person who has a certain amount with him goes to the market. He can buy 50 oranges or 40 mangoes.
He retains 10 per cent of the amount for taxi fares and buys 20 mangoes and of the balance he purchases
oranges. Number of oranges he can purchase is ...
a. 36. b. 40. c. 15. d. 18. e. 20.
5. Which of the following are not possible in a rhombus?
I. a diagonal is equal to a side
II. an altitude is equal to a side
III. a diagonal equal to double the side
a. I and II b. II and III c. I and III d. I alone e. None of these
6. Jack, our local lumberjack, can cut a section of tree trunk in exactly 4 minutes. He has a fifty feet long tree
trunk which he wants to cut into 50 one foot sections. How long will this take him considering the fact
that he will not stop until the task is complete?
a. 192 minutes b. 212 minutes c. 200 minutes d. 204 minutes e. 196 minutes
7. The number of ways in which 4 letters A, B, C and D can be arranged in a line such that C occurs between
A and B and D does not occur between A and B is
a. 4 b. 6 c. 8 d. 12 e. 9
8. In how many ways can 5 pencils go into 4 boxes ?
a. 256 b. 512 c. 625 d. 1024 e. None of these
9. Two trains start at the same time from Aligarh and Delhi and proceed towards each other at the rate of
16 kmph and 21 kmph respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has travelled 60 km more
than the other. The distance between the two stations is ...
a. 445 km b. 444 km c. 440 km d. 450 km e. 464 km
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10. A certain amount of money gives Rs. 600 as simple interest at the end of 2 years and Rs. 636 as
compound interest for the same period and the same rate of interest. Find the principal.
a. Rs. 1,500 b. Rs. 2,500 c. Rs. 3,500 d. Rs. 3,000 e. Rs. 3,200

Section – II

Note: Questions 11 to 30 carry two marks each.

Direction for questions 11 and 12: Answer each of the questions independently.

f(x , y ) g (x , y )

(2 , 2 ) (4 , 2)
11.

Mark a. if f(x, y) = g(x, y) b. if f(x – 2, y) = g(x, y)
c. if f(x, y + 2) = g(x + 2, y) d. if f(x + 2, y) = g(x, y) e. None of these

f(x) g(x)

12. –a a
– 2a –a
– 2a
a

Mark a. if f(x) = g(x – a) b. if f(x) = g(x + a)
c. if f(x) = g(–x) d. if f(x) = –g(x) e. None of these

13. Find correct to three places of decimal, the percentage error in taking a pound to be 5/11 of a kilogram.
Given that one ounce is equal to 28.35 gram and each pound has 16 ounces.
a. 0.3% b. 0.2% c. 0.4% d. 0.6% e. 0.1%
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14. Laxmi appeared for five papers, each of which carried a max. of 100 marks. The minimum required for
passing was 30 marks in each paper. Laxmi came to know the total marks she had got in the five papers
but not the break-up, and she at once told her parents that, “I have passed. That is 100 per cent certain.”
What is the minimum that Laxmi should have got: given that Laxmi never makes mistakes in such
analytical matters?
a. 300 b. 430 c. 500 d. 150 e. 450

Direction for questions 15 and 16 : Answer the questions based on the following informations.
A machine produces articles at the rate of 50 units per hour. The articles sell for Rs. 100 each and the cost of
production is Rs. 40 each. However, 20 per cent of the articles have some defect and thus cannot be sold.
The production rate of machine can be increased, but every increase of x units per hour would increase the
production cost by 2x per cent and the number of defectives would become (20 + 1.5x) per cent.

15. What is the maximum increase in production that can be undertaken without incurring losses?
a. 14 b. 13 c. 16 d. 17 e. 15

16. What will be the profit in one hour if the machine produces 58 units per hour?
a. 1,839 b. 1,178 c. 1,253 d. 1,624 e. 1,367

Direction for questions 17 to 19 : Answer the questions based on following information.
In a school 75 per cent of the students passed in Maths, 50 per cent in Science, 80 per cent in English. 40 per
cent passed in both Science and English, 45 per cent pased in both Maths and Science while 30 per cent passed
in both Maths and English. Each student in the school has taken the 3 subjects mentioned. 20 students passed
in all 3 subjects and nobody failed in all 3 subjects.

17. What is the total number of students ?
a. 200 b. 300 c. 400 d. 250 e. 350

18. What is the number of students who passed in Maths and Science both ?
a. 70 b. 80 c. 90 d. 100 e. 110

19. What is the number of students that passed in English or Maths but not in Science ?
a. 80 b. 100 c. 120 d. 90 e. 110

20. The numerator and the denominator of a positive fraction are in the ratio of 1: 5. A new fraction is
formed by subtracting 2 from the numerator and adding 5 to the denominator. The difference between
the original fraction and the new fraction is 1/10. What is the numerator of the original fraction?
a. 4 b. 5 c. 25 d. 20 e. 6

21. A rectangular solid block has its co-terminous edges in the ratio 5 : 4 : 3, its volume is 750 cm3. Find out
the total surface area of solid in cm2.
a. 2875 b. 2750 c. 480 d. 3000 e. 2350
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22. The points of intersection of three lines, 2X + 3Y – 5 = 0, 5X – 7Y + 2 = 0 and 9X – 5Y – 4 = 0
a. form a triangle. b. are on lines perpendicular to each other.
c. are on lines parallel to each other. d. are coincident.
e. None of these

23. Set A has the set of real numbers –10 ≤ n ≤ 10. If two numbers x and y are picked at random from the set
find the probability that |x| ≤ 5; |y| ≤ 5; and x + y ≤ 5.
a. 7/32 b. 1/4 c. 3.16 d. 9/32 e. 5/16

24. Find the minimum value of the function f(x) = 8x3 – 15x2 + 10.
a. 0 b. 3 c. 35/16 d. 2 e. None of these

25. I live in Xth floor above the ground floor of a high rise building. It takes me 30 sec per floor to walk down
the steps and 2 sec per floor to ride the lift. What is X, if the time taken to walk down the steps to the
ground floor is the same as to wait for the lift for 7 minutes and then ride down ?
a. 4 b. 7 c. 14 d. 15 e. 13

26. The area of the floor of auditorium is 600 sq. m. How many unbroken tiles of dimension 10 × 30 cm2 will
be required to cover the floor completely ?
a. 10,000 b. 20,000 c. 35,000
d. 15,000 e. Cannot be determined

27. What is the sum of all four-digit numbers using 1, 2, 3 and 4 with at least one digit repeated?
a. 11110 × 6 b. 11110 × 64
c. 11110 × 58 d. 11110 × 60 e. 11110 × 72

28. Once I had been to a post-office to buy stamps of five rupees, two rupees and one rupee. I paid the clerk
Rs. 20, and since he did not have change, he gave me three more stamps of one rupee. If the number of
stamps of each type that I had ordered initially was more than one, what was the total number of stamps
that I bought?
a. 10 b. 9 c. 12 d. 8 e. 11

29. A, B, C are three libraries. B has half as many books more than A, and C has 210 books more than B. The
total number of books in the three libraries cannot be equal to
a. 1886 b. 2164 c. 1922 d. 17438 e. 17502

30. Suppose one wishes to find distinct positive integers x, y such that (x + y)/ xy is also a positive integer.
Identify the correct alternative.
a. This is never possible.
b. This is possible and the pair (x, y) satisfying the stated condition is unique.
c. This is possible and there exist more than one but a finite number of ways of choosing the pair (x, y).
d. This is possible and the pair (x, y) can be chosen in infinite ways.
e. None of these