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Punjab National Bank

Clerical Cadre
Recruitment Exam.
Solved Paper
(Based on Memory)
2010
(Held on 4 April, 2010)
Reasoning Ability
1. What should come next in the following letter (A) 493@2 (B) 4★7@2
series ? (C) 479@2 (D) 497@2
ABCDPQRSABCDEPQRSTAB (E) None of these
CDEFPQRST
6. How many meaningful English words can be
(A) A (B) V
made with the letters NNEO using each letter
(C) U (D) W only once in each word ?
(E) None of these (A) None (B) One
2. How many such pairs of digits are there in the (C) Two (D) Three
number 5134876, each of which has as many (E) More than three
digits between them in the number as when
the digits are rearranged in ascending order 7. Which of the following has the same relation-
within the number ? ship as that of ROCK : CROK ?
(A) None (B) One (A) BALE : ELAB (B) COLD : DOLC
(C) Two (D) Three (C) MEAN : AEMN (D) MIND : DINM
(E) More than three (E) None of these

3. If it is possible to make only one such number 8. In a certain code JOURNEY is written as
with the first, the fourth and the sixth digits of TNISZFO. How is MEDICAL written in that
the number 531697 which is the perfect code ?
square of a two digit even number, which of (A) CDLJMBD (B) CDLJDBM
the following will be the second digit of the (C) LDCJMBD (D) EFNJMBD
two digit even number. If no such number can
(E) None of these
be made, give ‘@’ as the answer and if more
than one such number can be made, give ‘©’ 9. If ‘K’ denotes ‘×’; ‘B’ denotes ‘÷’; ‘T’
as the answer. denotes ‘–’ and ‘M’ denotes ‘+’, then—
(A) 4 (B) 2 40 B 8 T 6 M 3 K 4 = ?
(C) 6 (D) @ (A) 19 (B) 11
(E) © (C) – 31 (D) 23
4. ‘BF’ is related to ‘HL’ in the same way as (E) None of these
‘EI’ is related to ……… ? 10. Each vowel in the word ‘GAMBLE’ is
(A) KO (B) KN substituted by the next letter in the English
(C) JN (D) JO alphabet and each consonant is substituted by
the previous letter of the English alphabet. If
(E) None of these
the new letters are then rearranged in
5. In a certain code JUMP is written as ‘39%4’ alphabetical order, which of the following
and MEALS is written as ‘%2★7@’. How is will be the fourth letter from the right end
PULSE written in that code ? after the rearrangement ?
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(A) F (B) B 14. Statements :


(C) K (D) E Some rivers are jungles.
(E) None of these All jungles are ponds.
11. How many such pairs of letters are there in All ponds are trees.
the word CONSUMER each of which has as Conclusions :
many pairs of letters between them in t h e I. Some trees are rivers.
word as in the English alphabet ? II. Some ponds are rivers.
(A) None (B) One III. All rivers are trees.
(C) Two (D) Three
(A) Only I and III follow
(E) More than three
(B) Only I and II follow
Directions—(Q. 12–17) In each of the (C) Only II and III follow
questions below are given three statements
followed by three conclusions numbered I, II & (D) All I, II and III follow
III. You have to take the given statements to be (E) None of these
true even if they seem to be at variance from
15. Statements :
commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions
and then decide which of the given conclusion All desks are mirrors.
logically follows from the given statements Some mirrors are houses.
disregarding commonly known facts. All houses are buildings.
12. Statements : Conclusions :
Some buses are doors. I. Some buildings are mirrors.
Some doors are windows. II. Some houses are desks.
All windows are gardens. III. Some buildings are desks.
Conclusions : (A) None follows
I. Some gardens are buses. (B) Only I follows
II. Some windows are buses. (C) Only II follows
III. Some gardens are doors. (D) Only III follows
(A) Only I follows (E) Only I and II follow
(B) Only II follows 16. Statements :
(C) Only I and II follow Some calculators are notes.
(D) Only I and III follow Some notes are books.
(E) None of these Some books are pens.
13. Statements : Conclusions :
All lanterns are walls. I. Some pens are notes.
No wall is brick. II. Some books are calculators.
Some bricks are chairs. III. Some pens are calculators.
Conclusions : (A) None follows
I. Some chairs are lanterns. (B) Only I follows
II. Some bricks are lanterns. (C) Only I and II follow
III. No chair is lantern. (D) Only III follows
(A) Only I follows (E) Only II and III follow
(B) Only II follows 17. Statements :
(C) Only either I or III follows All roads are jugs.
(D) Only III follows All jugs are pots.
(E) None of these Some pots are cans.
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Conclusions : 22. How many such numbers are there in the


I. Some cans are roads. above arrangement, each of which is imme-
diately preceded by a consonant and not
II. Some cans are jugs. immediately followed by a consonant ?
III. Some pots are roads. (A) None (B) One
(A) Only I and II follow (C) Two (D) Three
(B) Only I and III follow (E) More than three
(C) Only II and III follow 23. If all the symbols are dropped from the above
(D) All I, II and III follow arrangmeent, which of the following will be
(E) None of these the eleventh from the right end ?
(A) 8 (B) Q
Directions—(Q. 18–23) Study the following
arrangement carefully and answer the questions (C) A (D) U
given below— (E) None of these
F@53R$JPE1H%IQ4B8A Directions—(Q. 24–29) In the following
W2UG6★ 9δZNM©V questions, the symbols $, ★, %, δ and @ are used
with the following meaning as illustrated below—
18. Four of the following five are alike in a
‘P ★ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor
certain way based on their positions in the
above arrangement and so form a group. equal to Q’.
Which is the one that does not belong to that ‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor
group ? equal to Q’.
(A) 1 H J (B) W A U ‘P δ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
(C) I Q 1 (D) 2 U 8 ‘P % Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P $ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor
(E) Z N ★
smaller than Q’.
19. How many such symbols are there in the Now in each of the following questions
above arrangement, each of which is imme- assuming the given statements to be true, find
diately followed by a letter but not imme- which of the two conclusions I and II given below
diately preceded by a letter ? them is/are definitely true and give your answer
(A) None (B) One accordingly.
(C) Two (D) Three Give Answer—
(E) More than three (A) If only Conclusions I is true
(B) If only Conclusions II is true
20. What should come in place of the question (C) If either Conclusion I or II is true
mark (?) in the following series based on the
above arrangement ? (D) If neither Conclusion I nor II is true
(E) If both Conclusions I and II are true.
5RJ 1%Q 8WU ?
24. Statements : R % W, W @ F, F $ Z
(A) δ N © (B) 6 9 Z
Conclusions : I. F ★ R
(C) ★ δ M (D) ★ δ N
II. Z ★ W
(E) None of these
25. Statements : B @ K, K % J, J ★ M
21. Which of the following is the tenth to the left
of the eighteenth from the left end of the Conclusions : I. J ★ B
above arrangement ? II. M @ B
(A) P (B) ★ 26. Statements : D $ T, T δ H, H @ N
(C) N (D) 3 Conclusions : I. H $ D
(E) None of these II. H @ D
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27. Statements : H δ N, N ★ K, K δ D Directions—(Q. 36–40) Each of the questions


Conclusions : I. D @ N below consists of a question and two statements
numbered I and II given below it. You have to
II. H ★ K
decide whether the data provided in the statements
28. Statements : W % E, E @ K, K $ J are sufficient to answer the quesiton. Read both
Conclusions : I. J δ E the statements and
II. W % K Give Answer—
(A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient
29. Statements : R ★ M, M $ B, B % T to answer the question, while the data in
Conclusions : I. R ★ T statement II alone are not sufficient to answer
II. T δ M the question.
(B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient
Directions—(Q. 30–35) Study the following
to answer the question, while the data in
information carefully and answer the questions
statement I alone are not sufficient to answer
given below—
the question.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and J are sitting around (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in
a circle facing the center. C is third to the left of statement II alone are sufficient to answer the
A. E is fourth to the right of A. D is fourth to the question.
left of J who is second to the right of A. F is thrid
(D) If the data given in both the statements I & II
to the right of B. G is not an immediate neighbour
together are not sufficient to answer the
of A.
question, and
30. What is H’s position with respect to E ? (E) If the data in both the statements I & II
(A) Third to the left (B) Fourth to the left together are necessary to answer the question.
(C) Fifth to the right (D) Fifth to the left 36. How is ‘jump’ written in a certain code
(E) Sixth to the left language ?
31. Who is third to the right of G ? I. ‘jump and play’ is written as ‘3 5 7’ in
that code language.
(A) B (B) D
II. ‘play for now’ is written as ‘5 9 8’ in that
(C) A (D) Data inadequate code language.
(E) None of these
37. What is R’s position from the left end in a
32. Who is fifth to the right of E ? row of children facing South ?
(A) F (B) C I. There are forty children in the row.
(C) H (D) A II. D is tenth to the left of R and fifteenth
(E) None of these from the right end of the row.
38. How many daughters does A have ?
33. Who is second to the left of H ?
I. A has four children.
(A) A (B) F
II. B and C are sisters of D who is son of A.
(C) D (D) Data inadequate
(E) None of these 39. Among P, Q, R, S and T, each having a
different height, who is the tallest ?
34. Who is to the immediate right of D ? I. T is taller than only P among them.
(A) F (B) C II. S is shorter than only R among them.
(C) A (D) Data inadequate
40. Towards which direction was D facing when
(E) None of these he started his journey ?
35. In which of the following groups is the third I. D walked 20 metres after he started, took
person sitting between the first and the second a right turn and walked 30 metres and
persons ? again took a right turn and faced West.
(A) CDF (B) EBC II. D walked 20 metres after he started, took
(C) HFA (D) JGE a left turn and walked 30 metres and again
(E) EGB took a left turn and faced West.
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Directions—(Q. 41–50) In each of the questions given below which one of the following five
answer figures on the right should come after the problem figures on the left, if the sequence were
continued ?
Question Figures Answer Figures

41.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

42.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

43.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

44.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

45.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)


L L G L L L A G L G
A O O A O A L O A O
D R D D R R R D D D
46. R D R R D D D R R R
O A A O A O O A O L
G G L G G G G L G A

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

47.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

48.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)


G F F G G G G G G
49. G F
F G G F F F F F F
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

50.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)


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Answers with Hints 10. (A) G A M B L E


⇒ F B L A K F
1. (C) A B C D, P Q R S, A B C D E, P Q R S T,
⇒ A B F F K L
A B C D E F, P Q R S T U .
Here 4th letter from the right end is F.
2. (E)
5 1 3 4 8 7 6 11. (C)
C O N S U M E R

1 3 4 5 6 7 8 R—U and N—O

12. (E) Doors Gardens


Required pairs : 1–3, 1–4, 6–8, 6–7, 3–5.
03. (A) The 1st, 4th and 6th digits of the number
531697 are 5, 6 and 7 respectively. The Buses
squared number of two digits with there digits
is 576 which is the square of 24. The second
Windows
digit of 24 is 4.
4. (A) As. Similarly, Or
+6 H +6 K
B → E → Buses Doors
+6 L +6 O
F → I →

5. (D) As, and


J → 3 M → % Windows

U → 9 E → 2
M → % A → ★ Gardens

P → 4 L → 7 Only III follows


S → @
Similarly, 13. (C) Lanterns Chairs

∴ PULSE ⇒ 497@2
6. (C) Words formed with the letters of NNEO
are None and Neon. Bricks
ROCK CROK
7. (E) As, 1 2 3 4 ⇒ 3 1 2 4 Walls

The same relation is with no pair. Or


8. (A) As, Similarly, Lanterns Bricks
–1 –1
J T M C
–1 –1
O N E D
–1 –1
U I D L
+1 +1 Walls Chairs
R S I J
+1 +1
N Z C M 14. (B) Trees
Rivers
+1 +1
E F A B
+1 +1
Y O L D
9. (B) 40 B 8 T 6 M 3 K 4
⇒ 40 ÷ 8 – 6 + 3 × 4 Ponds
= 5 – 6 + 12 = 11 Jungles
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+7 +7 +7
15. (B) Buildings 20. (D) 5 → 1 → 8 → ★
+7 +7 +7
Mirrors R → % → W → δ
+7 +7 +7
J → Q → U → N
21. (A) 18th element from the left end is ‘R’ and
Houses 10th element to the left of ‘R’ is ‘P’.
Desks
22. (D) B 8 A, W 2 U and G 6 ★
Or 23. (C) After removing all the symbols :
Mirrors Houses F53RJPE1HIQ4B8 A W2UG69
ZNMV
Here 11th element from the right end is ‘A’.
24. (E) R%W ⇒ R≥W
Desks Buildings W@F ⇒ W>F
16. (A) Notes Pens and F$Z ⇒ F=Z
∴R≥W>F=Z
I. F★R ⇒ F<R (True)
II. Z★W ⇒ Z<W (True)
Calculators Books 25. (A) B@K ⇒ B>K
Or K%J ⇒ K≥J
Pens and J★M ⇒ J<M
Notes
∴B>K≥J<M
I. J★B ⇒ J<B (True)
II. M@B ⇒ M>B (False)
26. (C) D$T ⇒ D=T
Calculators Books TδH ⇒ T≤H
and H@N ⇒ H>N
17. (E) Pots
Cans
∴D=T≤H>N
H$D ⇒ H=D
I.
II. H@D ⇒ H>D } Either I or II
is true
27. (E) HδN ⇒ H≤N
Jugs N★K ⇒ N<K
Roads and KδD ⇒ K≤D
Or ∴ H≤ N < K ≤ D
Pots I. D@N ⇒ D>N (True)
Cans
II. H★K ⇒ H<K (True)
28. (D) W%E ⇒ W≥E
E@K ⇒ E>K
and K$J ⇒ K=J
Jugs ∴W≥E>K=J
Roads
I. JδE ⇒ J≤E (False)
Only III follows. II. W%K ⇒ W≥K (False)
18. (B) 29. (B) R★M ⇒ R<M
– 4 +3 – 4 – 4 – 4
M$B ⇒ M=B
1 R J, W A U,I Q 1 2 U 8, Z N
and B%T ⇒ B≥T
∴R<M=B≥T
+1 –1 +1 +1 +1 I. R★T ⇒ R<T (False)
19. (B) 9δZ II. TδM ⇒ T≤M (True)
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For Q. 30 to 35 43. (E) In each subsequent figure the design ‘ ’


A rotates 45° and 90° clockwise respectively
H F and the shaded part inside of it forms at upper
D
and lower side respectively. The design ‘ ’
To right J C To left
forms after reversing and without shade in the
second figure from first, in the fourth figure
G B
E from third and in the sixth figure from fifth.
44. (A) In each subsequent figure the designs
30. (A)
slide as follows :
31. (E) C is 3rd to the right of G.
32. (D) 33. (B) 34. (A) 35. (C) 36. (D)
37. (E) From I and II
● + 14 ●
R 45. (C) In each subsequent figure the designs
∴ R’s position from the left end slide as follows and one and two lines form at
= 40 – 14 middle respectively :
= 26th
38. (D)
39. (B) From I : ● ● ● T > P (1) to (2) (2) to (3)
From II : R > S ● ● ● (3) to (4) (4) to (5)
∴ From II R is the tallest. (5) to (6)
40. (C) From I, 46. (D) In second figure from first the letters
A 20 m B arranged diagonally shift as follows and then
N the line of diagonally arranged letters rotates
W E 90° anticlockwise.
30 m

C
∴ D was facing towards East when he started The similar change becomes in the sixth
his journey. figure from fifth.
From II, 47. (E) In each subsequent figure the designs in
C the upper part and lower part of the diagonal
N shift half side anticlockwise.
30 m

W E
48. (A) In each subsequent figure the designs ‘O’,
S ‘ ’ and ‘★’ shift half side clockwise and the
A 20 m B designs ‘P’ and ‘ ’ shift half side clockwise
and rotate also 45° clockwise and the design
∴ From II, D was facing toward East when ‘T’ shifts half side clockwise and rotates 45°
he started his journey. anticlockwise.
41. (D) In each subsequent figure the middle
design ‘J’ rotates 45° clockwise and a new 49. (D) In each subsequent figure the letters ‘G’
design forms after shifting half, one, one and and ‘F’ shift half and one side anticlockwise
half, two and two and half side anticlockwise. respectively and a new design forms at the
middle each time.
42. (C) In each subsequent figure all designs shift
half side clockwise and the design triangle ‘ ’ 50. (B) In each subsequent figure the design ‘ ’
rotates 45° clockwise, the design ‘ ’ rotates rotates 45° anticlockwise and the lower side
45° anticlockwise and the shaded part in the arrow rotates 90° and 180° anticlockwise res-
design circle and square forms in the rest of pectively and a small circle forms at left and
other half part at opposite side. two small circles form at right respectively.
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English Language
Directions—(Q. 1–15) Read the following In this way, the fox managed to attract the
passage carefully and answer the questions given donkey to the lion’s den. When the fox and the
below it. Certain words have been printed in bold donkey approached, the lion was hungrier than
to help you locate them while answering some of ever. But he kept a smiling face and said,
the questions. “Welcome, my dear friend. Come near me. You
are my chief minister.” As the donkey came
Once upon a time, there lived an old lion. The
closer, the lion pounced on him and killed him
lion, the king of the forest had grown old. He
instantly. The lion thanked the clever fox and was
became frail and due to this, he could not hunt for
happy to get the food. As the lion sat down to take
food. With each passing day he became more and
his meal, the fox said, “Your Majesty, I know you
more weak. He realized that he would not live for
are very hungry but a king must take a bath before
long if it continued like that. He thought how
his meal”. The lion thought it was a good idea and
could he arrange for his food ? After pondering
told the fox to keep a watch on the carcass of the
over it for quite some time, he decided that he
donkey.” The fox silently sat down to keep a
should have an assistant.
watch of the donkey and thought to himslef, “I
The lion thought that a fox would be the best took all the trouble of getting the donkey here. It
person to handle this position as he was intelligent is I who deserve the best portion of the meal.”
and clever. He summoned the fox and said, “Dear Thus, the fox cut open the head of the donkey and
friend, I have always liked you because you are ate up the whole brain. When the lion returned he
smart. I want to appoint you as my minister and shouted, “What happened to the donkey’s brain ? I
advise me on all the affairs of the forest.” The old wanted to eat the brain first.” The fox smilingly
lion also asked the fox, that since he was the king replied, “Your majesty, donkeys have no brains. If
of the forest, he should not have to hunt for his he had any, he would not have come near a lion at
food. With respect to this, the fox’s first duty as all.”
minister was to bring him an animal to eat every
1. Why did the lion decide to have an assistant
day. The fox could not refuse the king and
for him ?
accepted the offer.
(A) He was too lazy to hunt for himself
After the conversation, the fox went out to (B) He was old and weak and could not hunt
find an animal for the lion. On the way, he met a any more
fat donkey. He said “My friend, I have got good
news for you. You are very lucky. Our king, the (C) He wanted someone to help him kill the
lion has chosen you to be his chief minister. He fat donkey
asked me to meet you and inform you about his (D) He could not handle the affairs of the
decision.” The donkey was scared of the lion and forest alone
said, “I am afraid of the lion. He might kill me and (E) None of these
eat me up. Why has he chosen me as his chief
minsiter ? I am not even fit enough to be a minster 2. Why did the lion select the fox as his
as I am not as intelligent as other animals.” The assistant ?
clever fox laughed and, said, “Dear, you don’t (A) He had heard that the fox had good
know your great qualities. Our king is dying to hunting skills
meet you. He has chosen you because you are (B) He wanted the fox to take over as the
wise, gentle, and hard working. By serving the king of the forest
king, you will be the second most powerful animal
(C) The fox had offered to let the lion have
of our forest. Imagine, all the other animals will
his leftovers
respect you and seek favours from you.” “You
must not lose your greatest chance in life.” So, the (D) He had planned to eat the fox after luring
poor donkey was convinced and got ready to go him to become his assistant
along with the fox. (E) None of these
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3. Why did the fox say ‘our king is dying to (B) He ate up the donkey’s brain as he had
meet you’ to the donkey ? done all the hard work of bringing him to
(A) The king would have died of hunger if the lion’s den
the donkey did not meet him (C) He held himself responsible for the death
(B) The king desperately wanted the donkey of the poor donkey and did not let the
to be his chief minister as he was gentle lion eat the donkey
and hard working (D) He killed the lion with the help of the
(C) The fox wanted to convince the donkey donkey and became the king of the forest
to come with him to the lion so that the (E) None of these
lion could eat him 8. Which of the following is TRUE in context of
(D) The king wanted to meet the doneky the passage ?
since all other animals respected the (A) Finally, the fox got the best part of the
donkey more than the king meal
(E) None of these (B) The donkey was appointed as chief
minister to the king
4. Which of the following best describes the
donkey ? (C) The donkey which the fox had brought
for the king did not have any brain in his
(A) Honest (B) Wicked head
(C) Clever (D) Opportunist (D) The donkey was very intelligent and
(E) Foolish clever
5. Which one of the phrases given below the (E) None is true
following statement should be placed in the 9. What did the lion do when he saw the donkey
blank space provided so as to make a in his den ?
meaningfully correct sentence in the context (A) He was impressed by the donkey and
of the passage ? made him his chief minister
When the lion did not see any brain in the (B) He ordered the fox to kill him and eat his
donkey’s head ………. brain
(A) he spared his life and let him go (C) He went to take a bath before meeting
(B) he got upset with the fox for having the donkey
selected such a donkey (D) He immediately noticed that the donkey
(C) he took his decision to make him the did not have any brain
chief minister back (E) None of these
(D) the fox explained to him that donekys do
not have any brains 10. Which of the following is the moral of the
story ?
(E) None of these
(A) An idle brain is the devil’s workshop
6. What, according to the lion, was the fox’s (B) Fools are deaf to wise words
primary duty as a minister ? (C) Never believe an enemy’s sweet talks
(A) To force all animals to respect their king (D) Morality can be best tested while one has
and seek favours from him power
(B) To convince the donkey to become his
(E) One can only lead a horse to water, but
chief minister
not make him drink it
(C) To take over as the king of the forest
since the lion had grown too old Directions—(Q. 11–13) Choose the word
(D) To bring him an animal to eat every day which is most similar in meaning to the word
(E) None of these printed in bold as used in the passage.
7. What did the fox do when the lion went to 11. POUNCED
take a bath before having his meal ? (A) Climbed (B) Grew
(A) He secretly told the donkey to run away (C) Attacked (D) Plunged
as the lion had planned to kill him (E) Roared
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12. FIT 19. If a person has been given / diplomatic


(A) Healthy (B) Deserving (A) (B)
(C) Strong (D) Valuable immunity then he / cannot be arrested on a /
(C)
(E) Important
foreign land under any circumstance. No error
13. LOSE (D) (E)
(A) Misplace (B) Suffer 20. A group of birds / migrate from southern part /
(C) Dispose (D) Defeat (A) (B)
of the country to the / Northern part during
(E) Miss
(C) (D)
Directions—(Q. 14–15) Choose the word summer. No error
which is most opposite in meaning to the word (E)
printed in bold as used in the passage. 21. The constable said that / the prisoner seize a /
14. HANDLE (A) (B)
(A) Mismanage (B) Drop fully loaded gun from a policeman / and shot
(C) Confront (D) Decline (C) (D)
(E) Uncover the prosecutor. No error
(E)
15. FRAIL 22. It will not be possible for you / to catch the
(A) Unhealthy (B) Massive (A) (B)
(C) Rich (D) Robust train on time / because the nearest railway
(E) Civilised (C)
Directions—(Q. 16–25) Read each sentence station / is at ten kilometres away. No error
to find out whether there is any grammatical error (D) (E)
or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in 23. Each of the survivors of the Tsunami / have
one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is
the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (A)
(E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.) been offered free / psychological consultation
(B) (C)
16. When I called him yesterday, / he offered to
to ease their trauma, / by some of the top
(A) (B)
(D)
donate / a handsome sum to / the flood relief
consultants. No error
(C) (D)
(E)
fund. No error
(E) 24. Considering about her good credentials, /
(A)
17. The student which / you had thought / so
the manager offered her a job / in his organi-
(A) (B) (B) (C)
highly of has / failed to pass the examination. zation / despite the lack of experience.
(C) (D) (D)
No error No error
(E) (E)
18. Government took strict action / against the 25. Although he has been / winning the elections /
(A) (B) (A) (B)
doctors on strike / but they refused to / resume all years, this year his popularity / has substan-
(C) (D) (C) (D)
to work. No error tially reduced. No error
(E) (E)
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Directions—(Q. 26–30) Rearrange the follo- Directions—(Q. 31–35) In each of the


wing six sentences (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) in following questions six words are given which are
the proper sequence to form a meaningful para- denoted by (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f). By using
graph; then answer the questions given below all the six words, each only once, you have to
them— frame a meaningful and grammatically correct
(a) To their surprise, however, the reward went to sentence. The correct order of words is the
a beggar who had contributed only a Rupee answer. Choose from the five alternatives, the one
instead of a wealthy donor. having the correct order of words and mark it as
your answer on the answer-sheet.
(b) He received funds from many people as rich
and poor donated generously to his trust. 31. (a) OTHERS (b) HER
(c) The man explained that the one Rupee given (c) SHE (d) MISTAKES
by the beggar was worth millions of Rupees (e) FOR (f) BLAMES
as that was all the money he possessed and (A) cfaebd (B) acfebd
that he had made a much greater sacrifice (C) bdacfe (D) cfdabe
than others. (E) bdafce
(d) During the function everyone waited with
bated breath to hear who had made the 32. (a) FINALISE (b) WE
maximum contribution. (c) DETAILS (d) LATER
(e) A man went from town to town to collect (e) THE
money for his charitable trust. (f) WILL
(f) On returning he decided to hold a function (A) BFEACD (B) BDCFEA
and reward the person whose contribution had (C) BDCAEF (D) ECFDBA
been maximum.
(E) BFAECD
26. Which of the following should be the
SECOND sentence after rearrangement ? 33. (a) UV-RAYS (b) ABSORBS
(A) b (B) c (c) THE (d) LAYER
(C) d (D) e (e) HARMFUL (f) OZONE
(E) f (A) ACBEFD (B) CFDBEA
27. Which of the following should be the LAST (C) ACBFED (D) CFBDAE
(SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement ? (E) CBEAFD
(A) a (B) c 34. (a) PRACTISING (b) SPEECH
(C) d (D) e
(c) SPENT (d) HIS
(E) f
(e) HE
28. Which of the following should be the (f) HOURS
FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
(A) DBCFEA (B) DBFCAE
(A) b (B) c
(C) EBCDAF (D) FACBED
(C) d (D) e
(E) f (E) ECFADB
29. Which of the following should be the THIRD 35. (a) TO (b) AROUND
sentence after rearrangement ? (c) SEE (d) THEY
(A) a (B) b (e) HIM (f) HATED
(C) c (D) e (A) DFAECB (B) DBFAEC
(E) f (C) DFCAEB (D) DFACEB
30. Which of the following should be the FIRST (E) CEBFAD
sentence after rearrangement ? Directions—(Q. 36–40) In each question
(A) a (B) b below a sentence with four words printed in bold
(C) d (D) e type is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C)
(E) f and (D). One of these four words printed in bold
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may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in in a fit of rage, broke a branch of the tree on
the context of the sentence. Find out the word, if which the nest was …(41)…. Unfortunately, all
any, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. The the eggs of the sparrow …(42)… after falling
letter of that word is your answer. If all the words down though the sparrow was saved. The sparrow
printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appro- was full of grief and began weeping for her eggs.
priate in the context of the sentence, mark (E), i.e., A woodpecker, a close friend of the sparrow,
‘All correct’ as your answer. heard her crying and asked her, “Why are you
36. A large number of celebrities have joined an crying, my friend ?” The sparrow said, “The
(A) …(43)… elephant has killed my offspring. If you
are a true friend of mine, suggest a way-to kill
NGO involved in the movement for
him”. The woodpecker …(44)… her and told her
(B) that he knew a fly and she would definitely help
protection of animal writes. All correct them kill the elephant.
(C) (D) (E) Both of them went to seek the help of the fly.
37. The teacher liked the poem so much that she The woodpecker said, “A wild elephant has
(A) crushed my friend’s eggs. We need your help in
requested Saba to read it allowed to the whole killing him.” the fly replied, “One of my friends is
(B) (C) (D) a frog. Let us go to him and take his help too”.
They went to the frog and …(45)… the whole
class. All correct incident. The frog said, “What can an elephant do
(E) before a united crowd like us ? Do what I tell you.
38. Breathe deeply and inhale the sents of Roses Dear Fly, you go to the elephant and hum a sweet
(A) (B) tune into his ears. When he closes his eyes in
delight, the woodpecker will poke his eyes. This
and Daisies in the landscaped gardens way, he will become …(46)…. When he gets
(C) thirsty, he will …(47)… for water. I will go to a
surrounding my house. All corrrect marshy land and begin croaking there. …(48)…
(D) (E) that there is water, the elephant will come there.
39. As the wind blue harder every minute, people He will sink into the marshy area and …(49)….
(A) (B) The next day in the noon, all of them played
got a fairly good idea that a storm was out the plan and the elephant was killed, as he
drowned into a marshy area after being blinded by
(C) the woodpecker, when he closed his eyes in
approaching the town. All correct response to the music. Thus, the smartness of all
(D) (E) the animals enabled the sparrow in taking her
40. The family had to bear a leaky sealing …(50)… on the elephant.
(A) (B) 41. (A) Born (B) Built
throughout the rainy season as they could not (C) Grown (D) Broken
(C) (E) Found
afford to get it repaired. All correct 42. (A) Fell (B) Escaped
(D) (E)
(C) Damaged (D) Survived
Directions—(Q. 41–50) In the following
passage there are blanks, each of which has been (E) Broke
numbered. These numbers are printed below the 43. (A) Defective (B) Attacking
passage and against each, five words are sugges- (C) Wicked (D) Poor
ted, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find
(E) Harmless
out the appropriate word in each case—
Once upon a time, there lived a sparrow on a 44. (A) Ignored (B) Protected
banyan tree. She laid her eggs in the nest. One (C) Scolded (D) Consoled
afternoon, a wild elephant came under the tree and (E) Defended
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45. (A) Said (B) Informed 11. (C) 12. (B) 13. (E)
(C) Revived (D) Mention 14. (A) ‘Handle’ means ‘manage’.
(E) Narrated 15. (D) ‘Frail’ means ‘weak’.
46. (A) Blind (B) Unseen 16. (C) Write ‘for’ in place of ‘to’.
(C) Regretful (D) Sorry 17. (A) Write ‘who’ in place of ‘which’.
(E) Dead 18. (D) Delete ‘to’.
19. (D) Write ‘circumstances’.
47. (A) Need (B) Want
(C) Search (D) Drink 20. (B) Write ‘migrates’
(E) Demands 21. (B) Write ‘seized’
48. (A) Recalling (B) Informed 22. (D) Delete ‘at’
(C) Sure (D) Assuming 23. (B) Write ‘has been’ in place of ‘have been’
(E) Accepting 24. (D) Delete ‘the’
49. (A) Hurt (B) Die 25. (B) Write ‘election’
(C) Fall (D) Kill 26. (A) 27. (B) 28. (C) 29. (E) 30. (D)
(E) Realise 31. (A) 32. (E) 33. (B) 34. (E) 35. (D)
50. (A) Help (B) Revenge 36. (D) Write ‘rights’
(C) Anger (D) Insult 37. (C) Write ‘aloud’
(E) Fight 38. (B) Write ‘scents’
39. (A) Write ‘blew’
Answers with Hints 40. (B) Write ‘ceiling’
1. (B) 2. (E) 3. (A) 4. (E) 5. (D) 41. (B) 42. (E) 43. (C) 44. (D) 45. (E)
6. (D) 7. (B) 8. (A) 9. (E) 10. (C) 46. (A) 47. (C) 48. (D) 49. (B) 50. (B)

Quantitative Aptitude
Directions—(Q. 1–20) What should come in 04. 46% of 156 – 23·76 = ?
place of the question mark (?) in the following (A) 47 (B) 48
questions ?
(C) 48·10 (D) 47·10
01. 13·141 + 31·417 – 27·118 = ? (E) None of these
(A) 16·441 (B) 17·543
05. 25% of 420 – ?% of 140 = 77
(C) 17·490 (D) 16·440
(A) 25 (B) 36
(E) None of these
(C) 20 (D) 40
02. 4 × 52 – 32 × 7 + 62 = ? + 24
(E) None of these
(A) 72 (B) 82
(C) 92 (D) 42 06. 
√ 576 – 
√
289 = 
√? + 1
(E) None of these (A) 6 (B) 36
7 1 3 (C) 49 (D) 7
03. 4 – 2 + 1 = ?
8 2 4 (E) None of these
5 7
(A) 4 (B) 3 07. 800 ÷ 32 + 11 = (?)2
8 8
(A) 49 (B) 7
1 1
(C) 8 (D) 3 (C) 36 (D) 64
4 4
(E) None of these (E) None of these
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08. 20 × 168 ÷ 14 – 40 = ? + 110 17. (656 ÷ 164)2 = 


√?
(A) 90 (B) 80 (A) 4 (B) 16
(C) 200 (D) 240 (C) 64 (D) 256
(E) None of these (E) None of these
09. 252·7 × 54·2 ÷ 56·4 = 25 (?) 18. 97 + 710 – 143 = 4 × ?
(A) 1·7 (B) 3·2 (A) 166 (B) 664
(C) 1·6 (D) 3·6 (C) 156 (D) 332
(E) None of these (E) None of these
2 5 19. 36% of 250 × 18% of 50 = ? + 10
10. of of ? = 200
7 6 (A) 820 (B) 810
(A) 480 (B) 420 (C) 790 (D) 800
(C) 729 (D) 840 (E) None of these
(E) None of these
7
20. of 20% of 540 = ?
11. 
√ 441 – 41 × 42 ÷ 7 = ? 36
(A) 20 (B) 60 (A) 21 (B) 14
(C) 180 (D) 120 (C) 20 (D) 30
(E) None of these (E) None of these
? 15 × 4 – 40 Directions—(Q. 21–23) What will come in
12. =
25 2 place of question mark (?) in the following
(A) 20 (B) 45 number series ?
(C) 25 (D) 50 21. 311, 300, 278, 245, 201, 146, ?
(E) None of these (A) 70 (B) 90
(C) 80 (D) 110
13. 621 ÷ 27 × 2 – 37 = √
? (E) None of these
(A) 9 (B) √ 9 22. 17, 22, 32, 47, 67, 92, ?
(C) 81 (D) 3√3 (A) 112 (B) 132
(E) None of these (C) 111 (D) 122
14. 453 – 336 + 110 = ? + 31 (E) None of these
(A) 194 (B) 196 23. 3, 123, 183, 213, 228, 235·5, ?
(C) 186 (D) 256 (A) 238·25 (B) 239·25
(E) None of these (C) 275·50 (D) 238·50
(E) None of these
1 2 1
15. 4 × 4 ÷ 3 = ? 24. Seema sold a mobile phone at the cost of Rs.
5 7 3
1,950 at a loss of 25%. At what cost will she
2 3
(A) 2 (B) 4 have to sell it to get a profit of 30% ?
5 8
(A) Rs. 3,300 (B) Rs. 2,600
2 1
(C) 4 (D) 6 (C) Rs. 2,535 (D) Rs. 3,380
5 8
(E) None of these
(E) None of these
25. The ratio between the speed of a car and a
16. 1701 + 4011 – 3624 – 1113 = ? train in 15 : 22 respectively. If the speed of
(A) 965 (B) 975 the train is 35 km/hr. more than that of the
(C) 875 (D) 865 car, what is the speed of the car ?
(E) None of these (A) 75 km/hr.
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(B) 110 km/hr. (C) 14 days


(C) 85 km/hr. (D) Cannot be determined
(D) Cannot be determined (E) None of these
(E) None of these 32. In a test, Rajesh got 112 marks which is 32
9 3 , 6 , 4 7 more than the passing marks. Sonal got 75%
26. Out of the fractions , and , marks which is 70 more than the passing
31 17 23 11 25
which is the largest fraction ? marks. What is the minimum passing
9 3 percentage of the test ?
(A) (B) (A) 35 (B) 45
31 17
6 4 (C) 40 (D) 30
(C) (D) (E) None of these
23 11
(E) None of these 33. Twenty five per cent of Reena’s yearly
27. What will come in place of both the question income is equal to seventy five per cent of
Anubhav’s monthly income. If Anubhav’s
marks (?) in the following question ?
yearly income is Rs. 2,40,000, what is
23 ? Reena’s monthly income ?
=
? 92 (A) Rs. 60,000
(A) 56 (B) 54 (B) Rs. 12,000
(C) 44 (D) 46 (C) Rs. 5,200
(E) None of these (D) Cannot be determined
28. The salary of a man increases by 20% every (E) None of these
year in the month of January. His salary was
Rs. 5,000 in the month of February in year 34. If Rs. 5,075 is to be divided among 29 people,
2009. What will be his salary in the month of how much amount will each person get ?
February in year 2011 ? (A) Rs. 195 (B) Rs. 165
(A) Rs. 7,200 (B) Rs. 6,200 (C) Rs. 155 (D) Rs. 175
(C) Rs. 7,800 (D) Rs. 6,800 (E) None of these
(E) None of these 35. What is the value of 72% of two-fifth of 450 ?
29. In how many different ways can the letter of (A) 648·4 (B) 129·6
word ‘FINISH’ can be arranged ? (C) 324·2 (D) 162·6
(A) 80 (B) 120 (E) None of these
(C) 60 (D) 720
36. What is the compound interest accrued on a
(E) None of these
sum of Rs. 1,800 at the rate of 4 p.c.p.a. in 2
30. The simple interest accrued on a certain years ?
principal in 5 years at the rate of 12 p.c.p.a. is (A) Rs. 146·88 (B) Rs. 1,946·88
Rs. 1,536. What amount of the simple interest
(C) Rs. 156·84 (D) Rs. 1,846·84
would one get if one invests Rs. 1,000 more
than the previous principal for 2 years and at (E) None of these
the same rate p.c.p.a. ? 37. The area of a square is 225 sq. cm which is
(A) Rs. 845·40 (B) Rs. 614·40 equal to the area of a rectangle. The length of
(C) Rs. 2,136 (D) Rs. 1,536 the rectangle is 16 cm more than the breadth
(E) None of these of the rectangle. What is the respective ratio
31. If 3 men or 9 boys can finish a piece of work between the side of the square and the breadth
in 21 days. In how many days can 5 men and of the rectangle ?
6 boys together do the same piece of work ? (A) 3 : 5 (B) 5 : 3
(A) 12 days (C) 5 : 4 (D) 4 : 5
(B) 8 days (E) None of these
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38. The ratio between the angles of a quadrilateral Directions—(Q. 46–50) Study the following
is 3 : 5 : 9 : 1 respectively. What is the value graph carefully to answer the questions that
of two-third of the total sum of the smallest follow—
and the second largest angles together ? Number of students passed (in thousands) from
(A) 60 (B) 90 two Universities over the years
(C) 80 (D) 120
University A University B
(E) None of these
70
Directions—(Q. 39–40) In the following 60
number series only one is wrong. Find out the

No. of students
(in thousands)
50
wrong one.
40
39. 217, 216, 212, 203, 187, 151, 126
30
(A) 216 (B) 212
(C) 203 (D) 187 20

(E) 151 10

40. 11, 16, 23, 29, 37, 46, 56 0


2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
(A) 16 (B) 23 Years
(C) 29 (D) 37 46. What is the respective ratio between the
(E) 46 number of students passed from University
Directions—(Q. 41–45) What approximate ‘A’ in year 2007 and the number of students
value should come in place of the question mark passed from University ‘B’ in year 2004 ?
(?) in the following questions ? (A) 5 : 4 (B) 4 : 5
(You are not expected to calculate the exact (C) 7 : 10 (D) 10 : 7
value.) (E) None of these
41. 970% of 14 + 310% of 43 = ?
47. What is the difference between the total
(A) 240 (B) 225 number of students passed from both the
(C) 270 (D) 300 Universities in year 2007 together and the
(E) 320 total number of students passed in year 2005
42. 25·8% of 235·9 × 3·96 = ? from both the Universities together ?
(A) 280 (B) 210 (A) 70,000 (B) 37,000
(C) 200 (D) 250 (C) 7,000 (D) 3,700
(E) 300 (E) None of these
2 7 1 48. What is the sum of students passed from
43. 3 × 9 ÷ 7 = ?
9 5 6 University ‘B’ in year 2003, 2005 and 2006
(A) 10 (B) 20 together ?
(C) 30 (D) 5 (A) 80,000 (B) 8,000
(E) 15 (C) 8,00,000 (D) 75,000
44. 23 × 17·5 + 63·774 – 321·3 ÷ 52·6 = ? (E) None of these
(A) 460 (B) 520 49. Number of students passed from University
(C) 600 (D) 400 ‘B’ in year 2008 is approximately what
(E) 370 percentage of the total number of students
passed from University A over the years ?
45. 236·56 ÷ 18·29 × 9·87 = ?
(A) 30 (B) 25
(A) 127 (B) 152
(C) 182 (D) 210 (C) 20 (D) 35
(E) 240 (E) 40
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50. What is the respective ratio between the 6. (B) ?+1 = √
√ 
576 – 
√
289
number of students passed in year 2007, 2008
and 2005 from University A ? ⇒  ? = 24 – 17 – 1

(A) 5 : 3 : 2 (B) 3 : 5 : 5 = 6
(C) 5 : 3 : 3 (D) 5 : 1 :1 ∴ ? = 62 = 36

(E) None of these 7. (E) (?)2 = 800 ÷ 32 + 11
= 25 + 11 = 36
Answers with Hints
∴ ? = √ 36 = 6
1. (E) ? = 13·141 + 31·417 – 27·118 ∴
8. (A) ? + 110 = 20 × 168 ÷ 14 – 40
= 44·558 – 27·118
= 20 × 12 – 40
= 17·44
∴ = 240 – 40
2. (A) ? + 24 = 4 × 52 – 32 × 7 + 62 ∴ ? = 200 – 110
∴ ? = 100 – 63 + 36 – 24 = 90

= 49 = 7 2 9. (C) 25 = 252·7 × 54·2 ÷ 56·4
(?)

7 1 3 = 55·4 × 54·2 ÷ 56·4


3. (E) ? = 4 –2 +1
8 2 4 = 55·4 + 4·2 – 6·4
39 5 7 = 59·6 – 6·4
= – +
8 2 4 ⇒ 5 2(?) = 53·2
39 – 20 + 14 3·2
= ∴ ? = = 1·6
8 2
53 – 20 ∴2 5
= 10. (D) of of ? = 200
8 7 6
2 5
=
33
=4
1 ⇒ × × ? = 200
8 8 7 6
6 7
4. (B) ? = 46% of 156 – 23·76 ∴ ? = 200 × ×
5 2
46
= × 156 – 23·76 = 840
100
156 × 46 – 2376 11. (D) ? =√
441 – 41 × 42 ÷ 7
=
100 = √
400 × 6
7176 – 2376 = 20 × 6
=
100 = 120
4800 ∴ ? 15 × 4 – 40
= 12. (D) =
100 25
√ 2
= 48 ? 60 – 40
∴ ⇒ =
5. (C) 25% of 420 – ?% of 140 5 2
20 × 5
= 77 ∴ ? =
2
25 ?
⇒ × 420 – × 140 = 77 = 50
100 100 ∴
140 13. (C)  ? = 621 ÷ 27 × 2 – 37

⇒ 105 – 77 = ×?
100 = 23 × 2 – 37
28 × 100 = 46 – 37 = 9
∴ ? =
140 ∴ ? = 92
= 20 = 81
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14. (B) ? + 31 = 453 – 336 + 110 ∴ ? = 146 – 11 × 6
? = 227 – 31 = 146 – 66
= 196 = 80
1 2 1 22. (D) 17
15. (E) ? = 4 ×4 ÷3 +5×1
5 7 3 22
+5×2
21 30 10
= × ÷ 32
5 7 3 +5×3

21 30 3 47
= × × +5×4
5 7 10 67
+5×5
27 2
= =5 92
5 5 +5×6
16. (B) ? = 1701 + 4011 – 3624 – 1113 122 ?

= 5712 – 4737 ∴ ? = 92 + 5 × 6
= 975 = 92 + 30
∴ = 122
17. (D)  ? = (656 ÷ 164)2
√ 23. (B) 3
+ 120
⇒  ? = (4)2 = 16
√ 123
+ 60
∴ ? = 162 = 256
∴ 183
18. (A) 4 × ? = 97 + 710 – 143 + 30
213
= 807 – 143 + 15

664 228
∴ ? = + 7.5
4 235.5
= 166 + 3.75
∴ 239·25 ?
19. (D) ? + 10 = 36% of 250 × 18% of 50
∴ ? = 235·5 + 3·75
36 18
= × 250 × × 50 = 239·25
100 100 ∴
24. (D) Selling price = Rs. 1950
∴ ? = 810 – 10
and Loss = 25%
= 800
100
7 ∴ Cost price = 1950 × = Rs. 2600
20. (A) ? = of 20% of 540 75
36
Again Reqd. selling price
7 20
= × × 540 130
36 100 = 2600 ×
100
= 21
[In case of profit]
21. (C) 311
– 11 × 1 = Rs. 3380
300 25. (A) Let, the speed of the car be x km/hour
– 11 × 2
278
then
– 11 × 3 Speed of train = (x + 35) km/hour
245 From question—
– 11 × 4 ∴
201 x : (x + 35) = 15 : 22
– 11 × 5
x 15
146 ⇒ =
– 11 × 6 x + 35 22
80 ? ⇒ 22x = 15 (x + 35)
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⇒ 22x = 15x + 525 New principal sum = Rs. (2560 + 1000)
⇒ 7x = 525 = Rs. 3560

525 3560 × 12 × 2
x =
7 ∴ Reqd. Simple Interest =
100
= 75 km/hour = Rs. 854·40
∴ 9 ∴
26. (D) = 0·29 31. (E) 3 men = 9 boys
31 ∴ 1 man = 3 boys
3
= 0·17 ∴ (5 men + 6 boys) = 21 boys
17 ∴
3 boys can finish the work in
6
= 0·26 = 21 days
23
4 ⇒ 1 boy can does the work in
11
= 0·36 = 3 × 21 days
7 ∴ 21 boys can do the work in
= 0·28 3 × 21
25 = days
4 21
∴ The largest fraction = = 3 days
11
∴ 23 ? 32. (C) From question—
27. (D) =
? 92 The passing marks of test = 112 – 32
⇒ ?2 = 23 × 23 × 4 = 80
∴ ? = 23 × 2 Let, total marks of test = x
= 46 Since Sonal got 70 more marks than passing
28. (A) From question— marks i.e.
R = 20% 80 + 70 = 150
T = 2 years Therefore,

P = Rs. 5000 75% of x = 150
75
∴ A = P 1+ ( R T
100 ) ⇒
100
× x = 150
150 × 100

(
= 5000 1 +
20 2
100 ) x =
75
= 200
∴ Total marks = 200
6 6
= 5000 × × Again let the minimum passing percentage
5 5
= y, then
= Rs. 7200 ∴
y % of 200 = 80
29. (E) Number of different ways
y
6 ⇒ × 200 = 80
100
= [Since I is two times]
2 ⇒ 2y = 80%
80
6 ×5×4×3×2×1 ∴ y = %
= 2
2×1
y = 40%
= 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 = 360 ∴
S. I. × 100 33. (E) Anubhav’s annual salary
30. (E) Principal sum =
Rate × Time = Rs. 240,000
1536 × 100 240000
= ∴ Anubhav’s monthly salary = Rs.
12 × 5 12
= Rs. 2560 = Rs. 20000
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Now, 75% of Rs. 20000 From question—



75 Area of rectangle = Area of square
= × 20000
100
⇒ x × (x + 16) = 225
= Rs. 15000
⇒ x2 + 16x = 225
= 25% of Reena’s annual income
⇒ x2 + 16x – 225 = 0
100
∴ Reena’s annual income = 15000 × ⇒ (x + 25) (x – 9) = 0
25
= Rs. 60,000 On solving, x = 9
60000 ∴ Side of square : Breadth of rectangle
∴ Reena’s monthly salary =
12 = 15 : 9
= Rs. 5000 = 5:3
34. (D) From question— 38. (C) Let, the angles of quadrilateral are 3x°,
5075 5x°, 9x° and x°.
Each person will get the amount =
29 ∴
The sum of the angles of the quadrilateral
= Rs. 175 = 360°
2
35. (B) Value of 72% of of 450 ⇒ 3x° + 5x° + 9x° + x° = 360°
5
⇒ 18x° = 360°
72 2
= × × 450 360°
100 5 ∴ x° =
18
1296
= = 20°
10
= 129·6 Now, the two-third of the least angle and the
second largest angle
36. (A) C. I. = P[(1 + 100R ) – 1]
T
= (20° + 100°) ×
2
3
= 1800 [(1 +
100)
– 1]
4 2
2
= 120° ×
3
= 1800 [(
100)
– 1]
104 2
= 40° × 2
= 80°
= 1800 [ ]
10816 – 10000
39. (E) 217
10000 – 1 or – (1)2
216
816
= 1800 × 212
– 4 or – (2)2
10000
– 9 or – (3)2
= Rs. 146·88 203
∴ – 16 or – (4)2
37. (B) Area of square = 225 sq. cm 187
– 25 or – (5)2
∴ Side of square = 
√ 225 162 151
– 36 or – (6)2
= 15 cm 126
Now, let the breadth of rectangle ∴
Wrong no. = 151
= x cm, then ∴ Correct no. = 187 – 25
The length of rectangle = (x + 16) cm = 162
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40. (B) 11 46. (D) Reqd. ratio


+5
16 No. of students passed in 2007 from
+6 University ‘A’
22 23 =
No. of students passed in 2004 from
+7
University ‘B’
29
+8 50000
37 =
35000
+9
46 10
=
+ 10 7
56
∴ = 10 : 7
Wrong no. = 23 47. (A) No. of students passed in 2007 from both
∴ Correct no. = 16 + 6 = 22 the Universities = 50000 + 60000
41. (C) ? = 970% of 14 + 310% of 43 = 110000
970 310 Similarly, no. of students passed in 2005 from
= × 14 + × 43 both the Universities
100 100
1358 1333 = 30000 + 10000
= +
10 10 = 40000
2691 ∴ Required Diff. = 1,10,000 – 40,000
=
10 = 70,000
= 269·1 = 270 (App.) 48. (A) The sum of students passed from
42. (D) ? = 25·8% of 235·9 × 3·96 University ‘B’ in year 2003, 2005 and 2006
= 26 × 236 × 4 together is
24544 = 30,000 + 10,000 + 40,000
= (App.) = 80,000
100
= 245·44 = 250 (App.) 49. (B) Number of students passed from
University ‘B’ in year 2008
2 7 1
43. (D) ? = 3 × 9 ÷ 7 = 50,000
9 5 6
29 52 43 The total number of students passed from
= × ÷ University A over the years
9 5 6
= (20,000 + 25,000 + 30,000 + 50,000
29 52 6 58 × 52
= × × =
9 5 43 15 × 43 + 50,000 + 30,000)
3016 = 2,05,000
=
645 ∴ Required percentage

44.
= 4·67 = 5 (App.)
(A) ? = 23 × 17·5 + 64 – 321·3 ÷ 53
= [ 50000
205000 ]
× 100 %

321 5000
= 402·5 + 64 – = %
53 205
= 466 – 6 = (24·39)%
– 460 (App.)
~ = 25% (App.)
50. (C) The respective ratio between the number
45. (A) ? = 236·56 ÷ 18·29 × 9·87
of students passed in year 2007, 2008 and
= 12·93 × 9·87 2005 from University A.
= 127·61 = 50,000 : 30,000 : 30,000

~ 127 (App.) = 5:3:3
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Marketing and Computer Knowledge


1. Marketing function includes— 8. A DSA means—
(A) Designing new products (A) Direct Service Agency
(B) Advertisements (B) Direct Selling Agent
(C) Publicity (C) Double Selling Agent
(D) After sales service (D) Distribution Agency
(E) All of these (E) None of these
2. Lead generation can be resorted to by
9. Service Marketing is resorted to in—
browsing—
(A) Telephone directories (A) All manufacturing companies
(B) Yellow pages (B) All production houses
(C) Internet sites (C) Export units
(D) List of existing customers (D) Insurance companies and banks
(E) All of these (E) All of these
3. Effective selling skills depend on— 10. Marketing is—
(A) Effective lead generation (A) A skilled person’s job
(B) Sales Call Planning (B) A one day function
(C) Territory Allocation (C) A one time act
(D) Effective communication skills (D) Required only when a new product is
(E) All of these launched
4. Market Information means— (E) None of these
(A) Knowledge level of marketing staff 11. Market share refers to—
(B) Information about marketing staff (A) Share market prices
(C) Information regarding Share market (B) Price fluctuation in the market
(D) Knowledge of related markets
(C) Share issue floated by the company
(E) All of these
(D) Share of wallet
5. Marketing channels mean— (E) Share of business of the company as
(A) Delivery period (B) Delivery time compared to peers
(C) Delivery outlets (D) Delivery place
12. Service Marketing is the same as—
(E) All of these
(A) Internet marketing
6. ‘Buyer Resistance’ means—
(B) Telemarketing
(A) Buyer’s interest in the product being sold
(C) Internal Marketing
(B) Buyer fighting with the seller
(D) Relationship Marketing
(C) Buyer’s hesitation in buying the product
(D) Buyer becoming a seller (E) All of these
(E) Buyer buying the product 13. Current Accounts can be freely opened by
………… Find the incorrect answer.
7. Marketing is the function of—
(A) Sales persons (A) All NRIs
(B) Production Department (B) All businessmen
(C) Planning Department (C) Government departments
(D) Team leaders (D) Firms and Companies
(E) A collective function of all staff (E) HUFs
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14. Buyer Resistance can be overcome by— 21. Find the correct sentence.
(A) Cordial relation between buyer and seller (A) Higher the price, higher are the sales
(B) Good negotiation (B) More sales persons lead to more sales
(C) Persuasive communication (C) Mission statement is part of a Market
(D) Good after sales service Plan
(E) All of these (D) Better sales incentives means better
performance
15. Cross-selling is useful for canvassing—
(E) All customers are profitable customers
(A) Current Accounts
(B) Fixed Deposit Accounts 22. Good marketing strategy envisages good and
proper—
(C) Student loans
(A) Product development
(D) Car loans
(B) Promotion and Distribution
(E) All of these
(C) Pricing
16. Market segmentation helps to determine— (D) Relationship management
(A) Target groups (E) All of these
(B) Sale price
23. Savings Accounts can be opened by—
(C) Profit levels
(A) All individuals fulfilling KYC norms
(D) Product life cycle
(B) All individuals earning more than Rs.
(E) All of these 1,00,000 per annum
17. The target group for Car loans is— (C) All individuals above the age of 18
(A) Auto manufacturing companies (D) All salaried persons only
(B) Car dealers (E) All students below the age of 18
(C) Taxi drivers 24. Situation Analysis is useful for—
(D) Car purchasers (A) SWOT Analysis
(E) All of these (B) Analysis of Sales person’s performances
18. The best promotional tool in any marketing (C) Analysis of capital markets
is— (D) All of these
(A) e-promotion (E) None of these
(B) Public Relations
25. Information that comes from an external
(C) Viral marketing source and fed into computer software is
(D) Word of mouth publicity called—
(E) Advertisements (A) Input (B) Output
19. Customisation results in— (C) Throughput (D) Reports
(A) Customer exodus (E) None of these
(B) Customer retention 26. With a CD you can—
(C) Customer complaints (A) Read
(D) All of these (B) Write
(E) None of these (C) Neither Read nor Write
(D) Both Read and Write
20. The target group for Education Loans is— (E) None of these
(A) All parents 27. Errors in a computer program are referred to
(B) All Professors as—
(C) All Research Scholars (A) bugs (B) mistakes
(D) All Tutorial Colleges (C) item overlooked (D) blunders
(E) All College Students (E) None of these
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28. Which of the following are computers that 35. Files are organized by storing them in—
can be carried around easily ? (A) tables (B) databases
(A) Laptops (B) Supercomputers (C) folders (D) graphs
(C) PCs (D) Minicomputers (E) None of these
(E) None of these 36. The secret code that restricts entry to some
29. What menu is selected to change font and programs—
style ? (A) entry-code (B) passport
(A) Tools (B) File (C) password (D) access-code
(C) Format (D) Edit (E) None of these
(E) None of these 37. Advertisements are not required in—
30. Where is the disk put in a computer ? (A) Public Sector banks
(A) In the hard drive (B) Private Sector banks
(B) In the disk drive (C) Government concerns
(C) Into the CPU (D) Profit making companies
(D) In the modem (E) None of these
(E) None of these
38. The most common method of entering text
31. A computer’s hard disk is— and numerical data into a computer system is
(A) an arithmetic and logical unit through the use of a—
(B) computer software (A) plotter (B) scanner
(C) operating system (C) printer (D) keyboard
(D) computer hardware (E) None of these
(E) None of these 39. Computer programs are also known as—
32. A compiler is used to translate a program (A) operating systems (B) documents
written in— (C) peripherals (D) applications
(A) a low level language
(E) None of these
(B) a high level language
(C) assembly language 40. A collection of unprocessed items is ………
(D) machine language (A) information (B) data
(E) None of these (C) memory (D) reports
33. In programming, you use the following (E) None of these
keys— 41. ……… is when the more power-hungry
(A) Arrow keys components, such as the monitor and the hard
(B) Function keys drive, are put in idle.
(C) Alpha keys (A) Hibernation
(D) page up and Page Down keys (B) Power down
(E) None of these (C) Standby mode
34. Which keys enable the input of numbers (D) The shutdown procedure
quickly ? (E) None of these
(A) Function keys 42. ……… is the process of dividing the disk into
(B) The numeric keypad tracks and sectors.
(C) Ctrl, shift and alt (A) Tracking (B) Formatting
(D) Arrow keys (C) Crashing (D) Allotting
(E) None of these (E) None of these
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43. A saved document is referred to as a (B) Speakers


………… (C) Keyboard
(A) file (B) word (D) Mouse or Speakers
(C) folder (D) project (E) None of these
(E) None of these 49. The portion of the CPU that coordinates the
44. Which of the following is the largest unit of activities of all the other computer
storage ? components is the—
(A) GB (B) KB (A) motherboard
(C) MB (D) TB (B) coordination board
(E) None of these (C) control unit
(D) arithmetic logic unit
45. The operating system is the most common
type of ……… software. (E) None of these
(A) communication 50. A repair for a known software bug, usually
(B) application available at no charge on the Internet, is
(C) system called a(n)—
(D) word-processing (A) version (B) patch
(E) None of these (C) tutorial (D) FAQ
46. A ……… is approximately one billion bytes. (E) None of these
(A) kilobyte (B) bit Answers
(C) gigabyte (D) megabyte
01. (E) 2. (E) 3. (E) 4. (D) 5. (E)
(E) None of these
06. (C) 7. (E) 8. (B) 9. (D) 10. (A)
47. A scanner scans— 11. (E) 12. (D) 13. (E) 14. (A) 15. (E)
(A) Pictures 16. (A) 17. (E) 18. (E) 19. (B) 20. (E)
(B) Text 21. (C) 22. (E) 23. (C) 24. (A) 25. (A)
(C) Both Pictures and Text 26. (D) 27. (A) 28. (A) 29. (C) 30. (B)
(D) Neither Pictures nor Text 31. (D) 32. (B) 33. (A) 34. (B) 35. (C)
(E) None of these 36. (C) 37. (C) 38. (D) 39. (D) 40. (B)
48. Dumb terminals have terminals and— 41. (C) 42. (B) 43. (A) 44. (D) 45. (B)
(A) Mouse 46. (C) 47. (C) 48. (C) 49. (C) 50. (B)

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