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Section 1 - Verbal Ability

No. of Questions: 10
Duration in Minutes: 10

Directions for Questions 1-2:


Choose the option which will CORRECTLY fill the blank.
1) The little boy walked __ his grandfather __ the shop __ the end of the street.
A) By, to, in

B) Down, for, to C) For, from, on

D) With, towards, at

2) He acted according____ my instructions and filled _____ the form neatly.


A) With, in

B) To, up

C) With, up

D) To, out

Directions for Questions 3-4:


Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in ITALICS from the given options.
3) The meeting was concise and to the point.
A) Hasty

B) Sudden

C) Brief

D) Quick

4) It is impossible to deduce the meaning of what you have written.


A) Implement

B) Disseminate

C) Explain

D) Understand

Directions for Question 5:


Choose the answer option which will CORRECTLY fill the blank.
5) The soldier left the horse to _____ feed and wandered about the woods.
A) A

B) An

C) The

D) No article required

Directions for Questions 6-10


Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
A hard disk drive (HDD; also hard drive or hard disk) is a non-volatile, random access digital data storage device. It
features rotating rigid platters on a motor-driven spindle within a protective enclosure. Data is magnetically read
from and written to the platter by read write heads that float on a film of air above the platters. Hard disk drives were
introduced in 1956 as data storage for an IBM real time transaction processing computer and were developed for
use with general purpose mainframe and mini computers. As the 1980s began, hard disk drives were a rare and
very expensive additional feature on personal computers (PCs); however by the late '80s, hard disk drives were
standard on all but the cheapest PC.
Introduced by IBM in 1956, hard disk drives have decreased in cost and physical size over the years while
dramatically increasing in capacity. Hard disk drives have been the dominant device for secondary storage of data
in general purpose computers since the early 1960s.They have maintained this position because advances in their
recording density have kept pace with the requirements for secondary storage. Today's HDDs operate on highspeed serial interfaces; i.e., serial ATA (SATA) .Hard disk is part of a unit, often called a "disk drive," "hard drive," or
"hard disk drive," that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an
electromagnetically charged surface or set of surfaces. Today's computers typically come with a hard disk that
contains several billion bytes (gigabytes) of storage. A hard disk is really a set of stacked "disks," each of which,
like phonograph.

6) A hard disk drive is:


A) Digital data
B) Volatile, random access digital data storage device
C) Non-volatile, random access digital data storage device
D) Storage device
7) Hard disk drives were developed for use with general purpose
A) Mini computers
B) Mainframe computers
C) Mainframe and mini computers
D) For real time transaction processing
8) The dominant device for secondary storage of data in general purpose computers is:
A) Motor-driven spindle
C) Hard disk drives

B) Platters
D) Computers

9) A hard disk that contains several billion bytes of storage. Here Billion bytes is:
A) Terabytes

B) Gigabytes

C) Megabytes

D) Kilobytes

C) Gramophone

D) Hard disk drives

10) The word phonograph can be replaced by


A) Graph phone

B) Phone

Section 2 - Analytical Ability


No of Questions: 10
Duration in Minutes: 10
Directions for Questions 11-13:
In the following questions mark:
1, if the question can be answered with the help of statement I alone.
2, if the question can be answered with the help of statement II alone.
3, if the question can be answered with the help of both I and II.
4, if the question cannot be answered at all.
11) A notice was put up on a college library notice board stating: Students are required to renew their library cards
within 15 days. What is the exact date before which the library card must be renewed?
Statement I: It was a leap year.
Statement II: The notice was put up on 13th February.
A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

C) 3

D) 4

12) Is 'a' a prime number?


Statement I: a > 7
Statement II: a = 8
A) 1

B) 2

13) If a and b are positive, what is the value of a?


Statement I: ab is the square of a positive integer.
Statement II: 150 percent of a is equivalent to 300 percent of b.
A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

Directions for Questions 14-16:


In a certain code, the symbol for 0 ( zero ) is * and that for 1 is $. The numbers greater than 1 are to be written only
by using the two symbols given above . The value of the symbol for 1 doubles itself every time it shifts one place to
the left (For example: 4 is written as $** and 3 is written as $$).
14) 460 can be represented as:
A) $*$$*$*$$

B) $$$**$$**

C) $*$******

D) $*******$

15) 17 x 2 / 16 x 4 / 5 x 2 + 6 / 10 can be represented as:


A) $**

B) $$

C) $$*

D) $*$

16) The LCM of ( 12, 14, 18 )can be represented as:


A) $*******

B) $*$*****

C) $$$*****

D) $$$$$$**

17) Introducing a man, a woman said, "His wife is the only daughter of my father". How was that man related to the
woman?
A) Brother

B) Father-in-law

C) Maternal uncle

D) Husband

18) There is a game in a village fair. There are 3 boxes each containing 3 balls. Each ball is marked with a single
digit non zero number on it. No 2 balls have the same number and no box contains 2 balls with digits totaling ten.
Further the total of three balls in the first box is greater by two than the second and by four than the third. When a
customer comes to play a game the shopkeeper asks him to pick a ball from each box randomly and the customer
is charged the same number of rupees as the total of the balls. One day a customer paid seven rupees for his turn
to play the game.
Which is the combination of three balls randomly chosen from the boxes that is impossible?
A) 1, 2, 3

B) 5, 8, 9

C) 7, 2, 3

D) 5, 7, 6

19) In a town of 2850 families, 1420 families have male children, 1375 families have female children, and 185
families have both male and female children. Totally how many families have children?
A) 2610

B) 2850

C) 2790

20) Furniture, Chairs, Plastic Chairs

A)

B)

C)

D)

D) 2795

Section 3 - Attention To Detail


No. of Questions: 10
Duration in Minutes: 10

21) If * stands for +, / stands for * and + stands for /, then which of the following equations is TRUE?
A) 3*9/3+30-9=22

B) 18+3*3-18/9=35

C) 9*18/3+30-9=-16.2

D) 18/3*3+30-9=45.1

22) If * stands for -, / stands for +, + stands for / and - stands for *, then 6/75*6+6-6=?
A) 75

B) 75.6

C) 74.4

D) 76.5

23) If * stands for -, / stands for +, + stands for / and - stands for *, then which of the following is TRUE?
A) 6*8/10+30-8 = 11.3
C) 20/6*10+30-8 = 23.3

B) 20*10/6+20-8 = 5.7
D) 8*20/10+30-8 = 14

Directions for Questions 24-26:


Follow the directions given below to answer the questions that follow.
Your answer for each question below would be:
A, if ALL THREE items given in the question are exactly ALIKE.
B, if only the FIRST and SECOND items are exactly ALIKE.
C, if only the FIRST and THIRD items are exactly ALIKE.
D, if None of the above.
24) 46538103
A) A

46538103
B) B

46538103
C) C

D) D

C) C

D) D

C) C

D) D

25) 234fafank25487259djadn49dfjf
234fafank25487259dadn49dfjf
234fafank25487259djadn49dfjf
A) A

B) B

26) DFGHJKLKJHGF$%^&*(
DFGHJKKLJHGF$%^&*(
DFGHJKLKJHGF$%^&*(
A) A

B) B

Directions for Questions 27-30:


A reputed publishing house is selecting editors for its magazine under the following conditions:
i. The candidate should be 25 years and above of age as on 01 March 2008.
ii. The candidate must be a Graduate, with a minimum 60% marks.
iii. The candidate must have a Post-Graduate degree in Journalism.
iv. The candidate must have a minimum of 3 years work experience in Journalism.
A. Candidates satisfying the above criteria are to meet the Chief Editor for the interview. If selected, the candidate is
to be appointed.
B. A candidate who does not satisfy criteria (iv) above must be referred to the Executive Editor.
C. All other candidates are to be rejected.

27) Mr. Tushar Agarwal is a graduate with 67% marks and has done his Post-Graduation in Journalism. He has an
experience of editing childrens magazines for the past 6 years. He is 32 years of age, and has successfully cleared
the interview. He is:
A) Selected
C) Referred to the Executive Editor

B) Rejected
D) Data insufficient

28) Mr. Sudesh Basu is 40 years of age, with 7 year of experience in a publishing house. He graduated in 1975 with
60% marks. He is:
A) Selected
C) Referred to the Executive Editor

B) Data insufficient
D) Rejected

29) Ms. Radhika Sarin is a Post-Graduate in Journalism. She worked for 3 years in a publishing house when she
was 20 years of age but quit after her marriage. She graduated with 63% marks. She has been married for 14 years
now. She is:
A) Selected
C) Data insufficient

B) Rejected
D) Referred to the Chief Editor

30) Ms. Pratibha Misra has recently completed her Post-Graduation in Journalism. She is 27 years old and has
been working since the age of 21. She is:
A) Selected
C) Referred to the Executive Editor

B) Rejected
D) Data insufficient

Answer Key Set 2


1. D

11. B

21. D

2. B

12. B

22. A

3. C

13. D

23. C

4. D

14. B

24. A

5. D

15. A

25. C

6. C

16. D

26. C

7. C

17. D

27. A

8. C

18. D

28. B

9. B

19. A

29. D

10. A

20. A

30. D