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Be cunning with numbers and alphabets. Rest will follow.

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What does the word “score” quantify?

2.

3.

 (a) 50 (b) 100 (c) 25 (d) None of these

Both 11 2 and 3 3 are factors of the number a * 4 3 * 6 2 * 13 11 . What could be the smallest possible value of a?

(a) 3*11 2 (b) 3*4 3 (c) 11*3 3 (d) 13*3 2

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How frequently do others seek and ask for support from you? (a). Rarely. (b). Most often. (c). Sometimes. (d). Occasionally.

Recent gynecological research shows that bacteria around the genital region produces a substance that in sufficient amounts induces preterm labor in pregant women and clogging of arteries, both of which add to payouts by health insurers to medical-service providers. In response, ABC-insurance company has begun to provide additional benefits, including

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coverage for one periodical screening and disinfecting of genital region by a professional gynecologist each year, to pregnant women and to people proven to be at high risk of developing heart disease. The ABC insurance company’s response described above would be most likely to minimize the company’s payouts to medical-service providers if which of the following were also true?.

Accumulation of the substance that induces preterm labor can be prevented by daily use of

certain inexpensive genital washes.

(b)

a dangerous level.

(c)

heart disease.

(d)

disease than for those with no such history.

Then, A 7 is

(a)

It takes at least a year for the substance that induces clogging of the arteries to accumulate to

The medical costs associated with preterm labor are generally less than those associated with

The risk of developing heart disease is greater for individuals with a family history of heart

Let {A n } be a unique sequence of positive integers satisfying the following properties:

A

1 = 1, A 2 =2, A 4 = 12. and A n+1 .A n1 = A n 2 ± 1 for n = 2, 3, 4

(a). 196
(b). 189 (c). 169 (d). None of these
Given a x = b y =c z and b 2 = ac Then.
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If 2 = 4+2√
what is
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9.
A mother purchased three shirts of the same color but of different size for her three sons.
All the three shirts were kept in a box in a dark room. The three boys took one shirt each at
random from the box. What is the probability that none of the boys took his own shirt?.
(a) ½ (b) 1/3 (c) 2/3 (d) 1/4

10. Sameer, Sandeep and Sudheer participated in a quiz contest and each one of them received exactly one title amongst the Winner, the first Runner-up and the second Runner-up. When asked "Who among the three is the winner?", following were their replies:

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Sameer: I am the winner. Sandeep is not the 1st Runner-up. Sandeep: I am the winner. Sameer is the 2nd Runner-up Sudheer: I am the winner. Sandeep is the 2nd Runner-up. It is known that one among them always tells the truth, one always tells lies and one always alternates between telling a truth and a lie (not necessarily in that order). Who can never be the first runner-up? (a) Sameer (b) Sandeep (c) Sudheer (d) Cannot be determined.

11. In your opinion delegation is (a). an effective management skill. (b). a dynamic tool for motivating and training. (c). not essential because you can do it better. (d). Both (a) and (b).

What is the number?
I.

12.

The sum of the two digits is 8. The ratio of the two digits is 1 : 3.

II. The product of the two digit of a number is 12. The quotient of two digits is 3.

13. What is the two-digit number?

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I. The difference between the two digits is 9.

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II. The sum of the digits is equal to the difference between the two digits.

14.

Is “p” an integer?

I. p 3 is an integer II. 3p is an integer

85

– 4900, when will he reach his

15.

What is the two-digit number whose first digit is a and the second digit is b?. The number is greater than 9.

I. The number is multiple of 51.

II. The sum of the digits a and b is 6.

16.

How is Gill related to Goody?

Candy, the wife of Gill's only brother Qweris does not have any siblings. II. Goody is Candy's brother in law's wife.

I.

17.

If an office clerk maximum?

is fixed

in

the pay scale 3200 –

(a)
(c)
(a) 0 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) ∝
6 + 12 + 18 + 24 +
(a) 30 (b) 19 (c) 24 (d) 42

If p/2=q/7=r/5, then the value of (p-q+r)/(p+q-r) is:

in his 21 st year of service (b) in his 22 nd year of service in his 20 th year of service (d) in his 23 rd year of service

18.

19.

up to “n” terms = 1800?. What is “n”?.

20.

A train travels a distance of 300 km at a constant speed. If the speed of the train is increased by 5 km per hour, the journey would have taken 2 hours less. Find the speed of the train.

(a) 20 km/hr (b) 15 km/hr (c) 30 km/hr (d) 25 km/hr

21. The outer dimensions of a bordered table are 72 cm and 108 cm. If the area of the table, excluding the border is 6400 cm 2 , how wide is the border?

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(a) 4 cm (b) 2 cm (c) 8 cm (d) Cannot be found

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22. Which number repalces the question mark?

3
5
8
13
22
?

(a) 39 (b) 40 (c) 38 (d) 37

23. Which is the largest 4 digit number exactly divisible by 88?

(a) 9768 (b) 9988 (c) 8888 (d) 9944

24. If a number is increased consecutively two times by 20% each. The original number is actually increased by

(a) 40% (b) 42% (c) 44% (d) 20%

25. Facts deal with pieces of information that one has heard, seen or read, and which are open to discovery or verification. Inferences are conclusions drawn about the unknown, on the basis of the known. Judgments are opinions that imply approval or disapproval of persons, objects, situations and occurrences in the past, the present or the future. F-Facts. I-Inferences and J-Judgment. Given below are the four statements. Select the answer choice that best describes the set of four statements.

1.
pace with its determined goals.
2.
3.
4.
development of our country.

(a)

FIFJ (b) FJIJ (c) IIFJ (d) FIIJ (V) FIFJ

According to all statistical indications, the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has managed to keep

The Mid-day Meal Scheme has been a significant incentive for the poor to send their little

ones to school, and hence establishing the vital link between healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Only about 15 million children in the age group of 6 to 14 years are out of school.

The goal of universalisation of elementary education has to be a prerequisite for the

26. Given x=-0.5. Which of the following has the smallest value? (a). 3 1/X (b). -x 1/3 (c). 3 x (d). 1/-x 1/2

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A card is drawn from the pack of 52 cards. Find the probability of getting a spade or heart.

(a) 1/4(b) 1/8 (c) 1/2 (d) 1/10

28.

29.

30.

31.

Two poles of heights 6 m and 11 m stand on a plane ground. If the distance between their feet is 12 m, what is the distance between their tops?.

(a) 17m (b) 11m (c) 12m (d) 13m

What is the unit digit in {(6374) 1793 x (625) 317 x (341) 491 }?

(a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2(d) 4

Which of the following numbers will completely divide (4 61 + 4 62 + 4 63 + 4 64 ) ?

(a) 16 (b) 22 (c) 10 (d) 12

What is the value of 5+(54) 1/3 + 4-3(2 1/3 )?

(a) 5-4 1/3 (b) 5+4 1/3 (c) 4-5 1/3 (d) None of these

(a)
If b=(a+c)/2 which of the following is/are true?
(a)
(a) 1/4(b) 1/8 (c) 1/16 (d) 1/12

(a)

1 (b) 8 (c) 6 (d) None of these

32.

A cow is tied up for grazing at one outside corner of a square building of length 4.2m. If the length of the rope is 4.9 m, find the area the cow can graze.

54.365m 2 (b) 55.765m 2 (c) 56.765m 2 (d) 57.365m 2

33.

b – a = c – b (b) (a–c) 2 = 4(b 2 – ac) (c) Both (a) and (b) (d) Neither (a) Nor (b)

34.

Four coins are tossed simultaneously. What is the probability of getting exactly one tail?.

35.

A cube is painted red on all sides. The cube is then cut into smaller cubes forming a 3 x 3 x 3 set of smaller cubes. How many of these cubes have no red faces?

36. In the word ORGANISATIONAL, if the first and second, third and forth, fourth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the last letter, what would be the 7 th letter from

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right?

(a) A (b) T (c) I (d) None of these

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Study the following table and answer the questions based on it. Expenditures of a Company (in Lakh Rupees) per Annum Over the given Years.

Item of Expenditure
Year
Salary
Fuel and Transport
Bonus
Interest on Loans
Taxes
1998
288
98
3.00
23.4
83
1999
342
112
2.52
32.5
108
2000
324
101
3.84
41.6
74
2001
336
133
3.68
36.4
88
2002
420
142
3.96
49.4
98

What is the average amount of interest per year which the company had to pay during this period?

(a)
(a) 0.1% (b) 0.11% (c) 1% (d) 11%
(a) 12:13 (b) 10:13 (c) 13:10 (d) 13:12
If a=b x ,b=c y , c= a z, then xyz is
(a)1 (b)0 (c)-1 (d)None of these

Rs. 34.66 lakhs (b) Rs. 36.66 lakhs (c) Rs. 35.66 lakhs (d) Rs. 37.66 lakhs

The total amount of bonus paid by the company during the given period is approximately what percent of the total amount of salary paid during this period?

The ratio between the total expenditure on Taxes for all the years and the total expenditure on Fuel and Transport for all the years respectively is approximately?

37.

38.

39.

40.

41.

, the boxes such the B1 should contain 4 balls more than B2, B2 should contain 4 balls more than B3, and so on. Which one of the following cannot be the possible value of n?

Bn. The balls are to be placed in

There are 240 balls and n number of boxes B1, B2, B3, …

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(a) 4 (b) 5 (c) 6 (d) 7

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Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

42.

43.

44.

45.

(a). We discussed about the sum so thoroughly (b). on the eve of the examination (c). that I found it very easy to work it out. (d). No error.

(a). A Russian ship (b). laden with commodities (c). got drowned in the Indian Ocean. (d). No error.

(a). The Director’s comments (b). on future policy introduced (c). a jarring note for the proceedings. (d). No error.

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(d). No error.
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(d).No error

46.

47. (a).Machiavellian political thought was (b).conditioned by the age (c).in which he lived.

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Directions: Each reading passage in this section is followed by questions based on the content of the reading passage. Read the passage carefully and chose the best answer to each question. The questions are to be answered on the basis of what is stated or implied in the passage.

Following the overnight terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the following message was issued by Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons and Chairman, Indian Hotels Co Ltd (Taj Group of Hotels): November 27,

2008.

"The terrible wanton attacks last night on innocent people and the destruction of prominent landmarks in India deserve to be universally condemned. My sympathies and condolences go out to all those who have suffered, been injured, and those who have lost their loved ones in this terrible act of hatred and destruction. We cannot replace the lives that have been lost and we will never forget the terrifying events of last night, but we must stand together, shoulder to shoulder as citizens of India, and rebuild what has been destroyed. We must show that we cannot be disabled or destroyed, but that such heinous act will only make us stronger. It is important that we do not allow divisive forces to weaken us. We need to overcome these forces as one strong unified nation."

It is not a synonym for “Wanton”.
(a). willful.
(b). dissipated.
(c). restrained.
(d). extravagant.

48.

In which of the following sentences “shoulder to shoulder” is used correctly with right meaning? (a).The UK stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Turkey in its fight against terrorism. (b). The UK shoulder-to-shoulder with Turkey fights terrorism. (c). Shoulder-to-shoulder with Turkey the UK fights terrorism. (d). None of these.

49.

50. Which of the following has/have meaning synonymous with “heinous”? (a). bravura (b). vicious

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(c). abject. (d). Both (b) and (c).

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Which of the following title may best suit the passage given? (a). Reconstructing a new India. (b). United we stand; divided we fall. (c). Terrorism a threat to peace and stability. (d). A unified India.

Directions: European plans to promote bio-fuels will drive farmers to convert 69,000 square km of wild land into fields and plantations, depriving the poor of food and accelerating climate change, a report warned recently. The impact equates to an area the size of the Republic of Ireland. As a result, the extra biofuels that Europe will use over the next decade will generate between 81 and 167 percent more carbon dioxide than fossil fuels, says the report. Nine environmental groups reached the conclusion after analysing official data on the European Union's goal of getting 10 percent of transport fuel from renewable sources by 2020. But the European Commission's energy team, which originally formulated the goal, countered that the bulk of the land needed would be found by recultivating abandoned farmland in Europe and Asia, minimising the impact. New science has emerged this year casting doubt on the sustainability of the 10 percent goal, but EU energy officials have argued that only around two thirds of that target will be met through biofuels, with the balance being vehicles powered by renewable electricity. But 23 of the EU's 27 member states have now published their national strategies for renewable energy, revealing that fully 9.5 percent of transport fuel will be biofuel in 2020, 90 percent of which will come from food crops, the report says. The EU's executive Commission is now considering whether to tweak legislation to take account of the emerging science. This year's fractious quest to understand the impact of EU biofuels policy has already led to allegations of bias, court action against the Commission and warnings that the probes will kill the nascent industry. The debate centers on a new concept known as "indirect land-use change." In essence, that means that if you take a field of grain and switch the crop to biofuel, somebody, somewhere, will go hungry unless those missing metric tons of grain are grown elsewhere. The crops to make up the shortfall could come from anywhere, and economics often dictate that will be in tropical zones, encouraging farmers to hack out new land from fertile forests. Burning forests to clear that land can pump vast quantities of climate-warming emissions into the atmosphere, enough to cancel out any of the benefits the biofuels were meant to bring. The indirect effects of the EU's biofuel strategy will generate an extra 27 to 56

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million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, says the report. In the worst case, that would be the equivalent of putting another 26 million cars on Europe's roads, it added. The UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and France are projected to produce the most extra greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels, generating up to 13.3, 9.5, 8.6, 5.3 and 3.9 extra million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year respectively. But the whole picture is far more complex. The European Commission's energy team says shortfalls in grain can be avoided in several ways, including by improving farming yields and cultivating abandoned land. "The EU has a sufficient amount of land previously used for crop production and now no longer in arable use to cover the land needed," said a statement from the Commission's energy department. "It makes sense to bring this land into use." Biofuels producers also argue that European Union officials should not alter biofuel-promoting policies to take account of the new science, as it is still too uncertain. "Any public policy based on such highly debatable results would be easily challengeable at the World Trade Organization," says Emmanuel Desplechin, of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). The report was compiled by ActionAid, Birdlife International, ClientEarth, European Environment Bureau, FERN, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, Transport & Environment, Wetlands International.

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The word “arable” does not mean
(a). unproductive
(b). tillable
(c). procreant
(d). uberous
The word “tweak” means
(a). ruin
(b). improve
(c). fix
(d). mend

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54.

Which of the following is not a demerit of biofuels as stated in the passage? (a). Food security (b). generation of more carbon dioxide than fossil fuels (c). replenishes the energy sources of earth. (d). deforestation

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Which of the following conclusions can be definitely drawn from the passage? (a). The results quoted are unreliable. (b). The findings quoted are undetermined. (c). The findings quoted are unscientific in nature. (d). The results quoted are highly subjective to climatic variations.

Directions: P. Jinnah’s love of the law was too great, however, to allow him to adopt the revolutionary method of Satyagraha.

Q.

government’s incompetent bureaucracy. R. Jinnah was the first member of the Viceroy’s Council to resign.

S.

massacre of unarmed peasants in Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh that dark April of 1919. T. Though Jinnah tried at Nagpur’s Congress session in 1920 to argue against Gandhi’s revolutionary resolutions in fear that they would lead to more violence, he was outvoted and heckled from the panel, leaving the Congress to Gandhi’s undisputed leadership. The above sentences make up a paragraph. However, these sentences must be rearranged in their correct logical order. Arrange the above to form a coherent paragraph.

This method, launched by Mahatma Gandhi, was in protest against Dyer’s subsequent brutal

He did this in order to protest against the uprooting of “fundamental principles of justice” by the

Which of the following will come first?
(a). R
(b). Q
(c). P
(d). S

Which of the following will come third? (a). T (b). Q (c). P (d). S

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59. Identify the correct sentences

1.

3.

(a). Both 4 and 3 (b). Both 2 and 4 (c). Both 2 and 3 (d). Both 1 and 4

It is him who came to see Sheela. 2. It is he who came to see Sheela.

Between you and me neither of us runs fast. 4. Between you and I neither of us runs fast.

In each of the following questions two statements are given and these statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (1) and (2). You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the

If only (1) conclusion follows
If only (2) conclusion follows
If either (1) or (2) follows
If neither (1) nor (2) follows
1. Some Tees are Dees.
2. No See is Tee.

given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

60.

Statements: Some Tees are Sees. All the Sees are Dees. Conclusions:

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Statements: Some Monkeys are Yules. Tiger is a Monkey. Conclusions:

1. Some Monkeys are Yules.

2. Tiger is a Yule.

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this chart answer the questions that follow.

62.

ecline in the production of fertilizers from 1997 to 1998?

(a). 33.33)% (b). 20.20% (c) . 25.42%

(d). 21.21%

63.

In which year was the perc

the maximum? (a). 2002 (b).2001 (c). 199 8 (d). 1996

entage increase in production as compared to

the previous year

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An iron ball of diameter 14 cm is used for the shot put game. It is melted to form a solid cylinder of height 7/3 cm. What will be the diameter of the base of the cylinder?

(a) 28 cm (b) 14 cm (c) 18 cm (d) None of these.
There are 15 points in a plane out of which 5 are in the same straight line. How many
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triangles can we from sing these points?.
(a)
115 (b) 110 (c) 120 (d) Cannot be determined.
Two identical bottles A and B of sweet drinks contain glucose such that 30% of glucose in
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A
is equal to 40% glucose in B. The ratio of glucose in the two bottles is:
(a) 12 : 1
(b) 3 : 4 (c) 4 : 3 (d) 1 : 12
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A ball is dropped from a height of 6m and an each bounce it rebounces to 2/3 of its
previous height. How far does the ball travel till it stops bouncing?
(a) 30m
(b) 18m
(c) 12m
(d) 24m.
A
clock strikes the number of times of the hour. How many strikes does it make in one day?
70.
(a)
22 times (b) 24times (c) 78 times (d) None of these
A
monkey climbs 6 mts and falls 3mts in alternate minutes. How much time it takes to climb
71.
a tree 60metres high?
(a)
22 minutes (b) 34 minutes (c) 27 minutes (d) 37 minutes
a=2+2 2/3 +2 1/3 . What is the value of a 3 -6a 2 +6a?
72.
(a) -1 (b) 0 (c) 1 (d) 2
How many terms of the series 1 3 +2 3 +3 3 … should be taken to get 2550 2500?
73.
(a) 50 (b) 100 (c) 150 (d) 200.

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75.

76.

(a)

(b)

are produced as a result of routine bodily processes.

(c)

(d)

in their systems.

Most persons aren't concerned with the effects of aging until it is too late to do anything.

Exercise associated with normal daily activities effectively neutralizes and dissipates the free radicals that

% is Rs 14.

The cost of antioxidants is exorbitantly high and well beyond the budget of most consumers.

Only overweight people who do not exercise on a daily basis are likely to have an excess of free radicals

Ramu once promised Raju anything he wanted because he saved his life. Raju requested one grain of rice on the first square of a chess board, 2 on the second, 4 on the third, 8 on the fourth square, etc. How much rice is there if one grain of rice weighs 20 mg?

(a)

369 billion tonnes (b) 389 billion tones (c) 379 billion tonnes (d) Cannot be determined

The difference between S.I and C.I for 2 years on a sum of money lent at 6

What is the sum?

(a)
(a) 390 (b) 400 (c) 385 (d) 370
(a) 462cm 2 (b) 642cm 2 (c) 246cm 2 (d) 426cm 2
What is the value of
(a) 12 (b) 16 (c) 8 (d)
√ … .

?

Rs. 3150 (b) Rs. 4250 (c) Rs. 3000 (d) None of these.

77.

The product of two numbers is 9375 and the quotient, when the larger one is divided by the smaller, is 15. What is the sum of the numbers?

78.

The minute hand of a clock is 14 cm long. If it moves between 8.00 a.m to 8.45 a.m. what is the area covered by it on the face of the clock?.

79.

Infinity

80. What is the value of

(a) 5

(b) 0

(c) 5

(d) Cannot be found.

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