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1 The closest meaning of the word EXHORT is

Urge

restrain

condemn

scold

**Answer Urge :Exhort means to urge or to advise.**

Qn.2 PREAMBLE: CONSTITUTION

Amendment: Law

Prologue: Play

Episode: Serial

plot: story

**Answer:
Prologue: Play
Explanation:
Preamble is the introductory statement of the constitution and Prologue is the introductory part of a play, therefore B is the right answer option.
**

Qn.3 Fill in the blanks

The committee wrote a ……………report extolling only the strength of the proposal

reasonable

supportive

biased

fragmented

Answer:

biased

Explanation:

In the statement it is given “extolling only the strength of the proposal” which means “praising only the strength of the proposal”. Since the word ‘only’ is used, we can conclude that the report was biased and hence option C is the answer

Qn.4 If the country has to achieve real prosperity, it is …………. that the fruits of progress reach all in equal measures.

Inevitable

Contingent

Oblivious

Imperative

**Answer:
Imperative
Explanation:
In the first part of the statement, “If the country has to achieve real prosperity”, note the word ‘If’, which implies that the blank after ‘it is’ has to be filled with a word meaning ‘required’ or ‘necessary’ and the only word among the options with a similar meaning is ‘Imperative
**

Qn.5 A bank pays interest @ 8 percent p.a. on a deposit for half a quarter as well as on a deposit for one quarter. A makes a deposit of Rs.25 lakhs for a quarter. B makes a deposit of Rs.25 lakhs for half a quarter, and after maturity reinvests the entire amount for half a quarter. What is B’s gain over A?

Rs.200

Rs.225

Rs.250

Rs.275

**Answer:
Rs.250
Explanation:
A’s interest =25 lakhs*2/100 = 50,000
B’s interest = 25 lakhs * (101/100) * (101/100) – 25 lakhs = 50,250
:. B’s gain over A = 250.
**

Qn.6 “The ban on smoking in designated public places can save a large number of well known effects of environmental tobacco smoke, and the passive smokers are the worst affected from it”. Which of the following sentences sums up the meaning of the above passage.

Effects of tobacco are well known

The ban of smoking in public places protects the non smokers

Passive smoking is bad for your health.

The ban of smoking in public places excludes passive smokers.

A**nswer:
The ban of smoking in public places protects the non smokers
Explanation:
In the paragraph, the author speaks about the effects of environmental tobacco some including the effect on passive smokers and mentions that the ban can reduce these effects. The options A, B and C can be concluded from the paragraph but only option B sums up the meaning of the entire paragraph.
**

Qn.7 Consider the set of integers (1,2,3…………..,5000) the number of integers that is divisible by neither 3 nor 4 is :

1668

2084

2500

2916

**Answer:
2500
Explanation:
The integers that are divisible by 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18…… 4998 i.e. a total of 1666 numbers The integers that are divisible by 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20,…………….., 5000 i.e. a total of 1250 numbers The integers that are divisible by 3 and 4 are 12, 24, 36,…………….., 4992 i.e. a total of 416 numbers The number of integers that are divisible by either 3 or 4 =1666+1250-416 = 2500 The number of integers that are divisible by neither 3 nor 4 = 5000-2500=2500
**

Qn.8 Given the sequence A, BB, CCC, DDDD………..and so on , the 240th letter in the sequence will be:

V

U

T

W

Qn.9 A positive integer m in base 10 when represented in base 2 has the representation p and the base 3 has the representation q , We get p-q= 990, where the subtraction is done in base 10 , Which of the following is necessarily true:

m >= 14

9<m<13

6<m<8

m<6

**Answer:
9<m<13
Explanation:
Let us plug-in the options to answer this question. Now we know that in binary system the digits are 0 and 1. If we convert the numbers less than 8 into binary system we obtain only three digits i.e. we get the numbers in 100’s.So the subtraction cannot be 990.Hence we can eliminate the Options C and D. Now, 12 will satisfy the conditions given in the problem.
**

Qn.10 (165)2 – (164)2 =

1

100

229

329

**Answer:
329
Explanation:
(165+164) (165-164) = 329*1 = 329
**

Qn.11 If 1/x = 3.5. then 1/(x+2) =

7/9

16/7

7/16

9/7

Qn.12 A store owner is packing small radios into larger boxes that measure 25 in. by 42 in. by 60 in. If the measurement of each radio is 7 in. by 6 in. by 5 in., then how many radios can be placed in the box?

300

325

400

420

**Answer:
300
Explanation:
(25*42*60)/2*6*5 = 300
**

Qn.13 Frank is 15 years younger than John. In 5 years John will be twice as old as Frank. How old will Frank be in four years?

8

10

12

14

**Answer:
14
Explanation:
Frank is 15 years younger then John –> F+15=J;
In 5 years John will be twice as old as Frank (in 5 year John will be J+5 years old and Frank will be F+5 years old) –> J+5=2*(F+5) –> (F+15)+5=2*(F+5) –> F=10;
In 4 years Frank will be 10+4=14 years old.
**

Qn.14 A store owner decided to raise the price of a particular item by exactly 10%. Of the following which is NOT the new price?

$1.10

$8.80

$11.00

$57.30

Qn.15 The price of a candy bar is $1.00. The price of a ten pack of the same candy bar is $7.40. The ten pack of candy bars is what percentage cheaper then purchasing ten candy bars individually?

18%

26%

32%

48%

Qn.16 In a certain department store, which has four sizes of a specific shirt, there are 1/3 as many small shirts as medium shirts, and 1/2 as many large shirts as small shirts. If there are as many x-large shirts as large shirts, what percent of the shirts in the store are medium?

25%

33%

50%

60%

**Answer:
60%
Explanation:
total shirts are 1 part
1/3M+m+1/6m+1/6m=1
5/3m=1
m=3/5*100
so m=60%
**

Qn.17 A new apartment complex purchased 60 toilets and 20 shower heads. If the price of a toilet is three times the price of a shower head, what percent of the total cost was the cost of all the shower heads?

9%

10%

11%

13%

**Answer:
10%
Explanation:
Let is take the price of a shower head = Rs.10.
Then, the price of the toilet = Rs.30 (3 X 10).
Items purchased = 60 toilets and 20 shower heads
Total cost = (60 toilets * Rs.30) + (20 shower heads * Rs.10) = Rs.1800 + Rs.200 ==> Rs.2000
Total Cost = Rs.2000
Cost of Shower heads = Rs. 200
% = 10%**

Qn.18 A car averages 55 mph for the first 4 hours of a trip and averages 70 mph for each additional hour. The average speed for the entire trip was 60 mph. How many hours long is the trip?

6

8

11

12

**Answer:
6
Explanation:
Start with the equation
(55(4) + 70x) / 4+x = 60
= (220 + 70x) / 4+x = 60
Multiply both sides by 4+x
220 + 70x = 240 + 60x
Which gives you
10x = 20, so x = 2.
Add this to the 4 hours and you have 6.**

Qn.19 The owner of a hobby store needed to calculate the percentage of customers who purchase wood glue. Upon completing his survey, he noticed that 60% of the people that entered his store purchased an item. Of those customers, 15 percent purchased wood glue. What percent of the people that entered the store purchased wood glue?

7%

9%

12%

15%

**Answer:
9%
Explanation:
For every 100 people entering the store, 60 purchase.
For every 60 purchasing, (15% of 60) purchase wood glue =15/100 x 60 = 9 people purchase glue.
Hence ..for every 100 entering the store ..9 purchase glue.
hence 9 %.**

Qn.20 From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM it rained 2.25 inches. At 11:00 AM the rain increased to fall at a rate of 1.25 in. every two hours. How many inches of rain landed on the ground by 5:00 PM?

7

9.75

6

3.25

**Answer:
6
Explanation:
2.25 + (3 x 1.25) = 6
**

Qn.21 If x and y are the two digits of the number 653xy such that this number is divisible by 80, then x+y is equal to:

2

3

4

6

Qn.22 A man can row 5 kmph in still water. If the river is running at 1kmph, it takes him 75 minutes to row to a place and back. How far is the place?

3km

Answer:

3km

2.5 km

4 km

5 km

**Explanation:
Speed downstream = (5+1)km/hr = 6 km/hr Speed upstream = (5-1)km/hr = 4 km/hr
Let the required distance be x km x/6 + x/4 = 75/60 2x+3x = 15 x = 3km**

Qn.23 If log 0.317=0.3332 and log 0.318=0.3364 then find log 0.319 ?

0.3396

0.3369

0.3368

0.3338

**Answer:
0.3396
0.317=0.3332**

0.318=0.3364

Then for 0.319 = 0.3396

Qn.24 A box of 150 packets consists of 1kg packets and 2kg packets. Total weight of box is 264kg. How many 2kg packets are there ?

36

114

120

50

**Answer:
114
Explanation:
Let the number of 1 kg packets be x.
then the number of 2 kg packets is (150-x)
now x * 1 + (150-x) 2 = 264
=> x + 300 -2x=264
=> -x=264-300= -36
=> x=36(no. of 1 kg packets)
no. of 2 kg packets = 150 -36= 114
**

Qn.25 A hat vendor bought hats at Rs 5 per 3 hats. He sold them at Rs 10 per 4 hats. What was his profit percentage?

25

50

30

45

Qn.26 Find by how much percentage the average of first 10 odd numbers (starting from 1) is greater than the last term.

900/19 %

800/66 %

700/124 %

Cannot be determined

Qn.27 In a classroom the average height of all the boys was 170 cm. Rahim recently join the class which originally had 20 boys increased the average to 171cm. Then find the height of Rahim.

167

176

186

191

**Answer:
191
Explanation:
Before Rahim joined the total height of all the boys = 170 X 20 = 3400.
New average = (Total height of all students + height of rahim)/21 = 180
Therefore (3400 + height of rahim)/21 = 171
Therefore height of Rahim = 3780 – 3400 = 191 cms.**

Qn.28 Find the sum of all terms in the series 1, 1/2, 1/4 …..

1/6

2/7

1/18

2

Qn.29 X alone can do a piece of work in 15 days and Y alone can do it in 10 days. X and Y undertook to do it for Rs. 720. With the help of Z they finished it in 5 days. How much is paid to Z?

90

70

120

Cannot be determined

**Answer:
120
Explanation:
In one day X can finish 1/15th of the work.
In one day Y can finish 1/10th of the work.
Let us say that in one day Z can finish 1/Zth of the work.
When all the three work together in one day they can finish 1/15 + 1/10 + 1/Z = 1/5th of the work.
Therefore, 1/Z = 1/30.
Ratio of their efficiencies = 1/15: 1/10: 1/30 = 2: 3: 1.
Therefore Z receives 1/6th of the total money.
Hence, the share of Z = Rs. 120.**

Qn.30 A plane moves from 9°N40°E to 9°N40°W. If the plane starts at 10 am and takes 8 hours to reach the destination, find the local arrival time ?

11:00

11:30

12:30

**Answer:
12:30
Explanation:
Since it is moving from east to west longitide we need to add both
ie,40+40=80
multiply the ans by 4
=>80*4=320min
convert this min to hours ie, 5hrs 33min
It takes 8hrs totally . So 8-5hr 30 min=2hr 30min
So the ans is 10am+2hr 30 min
=>ans is 1**

Six boys are standing in such a manner that they form a circle facing the centre. Anand is to the left of Ravi shakar is in between Ajay and Vivek Iswar is between Anada and Ajay who is to the left of vivek?

**a.Ravi -Answer**

b.Iswar

c.Ajay

d.Shankar

31 In the following series how many R are preceded by P and followed by D?

MPDRNOPRDUXRDPRDMNDRD

a.4

b.3

c.2

d.1

32 If EARN is written as GCTP,how NEAR can be written in that code?

a.CTGP

b.GPTC

**c.PGCT-Answer
**d.PCGT

33 If 5 X 4 =15,7×8 =49 and 6×5=24,what will 8×4 be?

a.64

b.36

c.28

d.24

34 The given three equations follow some common property. Select the right option.

98-64=14,86-23=27,40-11=?

a.6

b.7

c.8

d.9

35 IF AMPLIFY is written as YFILPMA in a certain, how would NATIONAL be written in that code?

a.LANONATI

**b.LANOITAN-Answer
**c.LANTANIO

d.LANTION

36 The population of a developing country is increasing year by year. find out the current year population from the following information

a.390

b.450

**c.480–Answer
**d.510

37 Gokul traveled 16kms west ward, then he turned and traveled 10kms Then he turned left and traveled 16 kms How far was Gokul from the starting point ?

16kms

b.26kms

**c.10kms-Answer
**d.6kms

**Directions : In Question Nos .38 to 40,some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the oval [] corresponding to the appropriate letter (A,B,C). If a sentence is free from error, blacken the oval corresponding to (D)**

37 While we love nature in its peaceful and pleasant moments(A) /we find it hardly(B)**-Answer**/to love its furies and wildness(C)/No error(D)

38 Umbrella is(A)/ of no avail(**B) -Answer against a thunderstorm ** (C)/No error(D)

39 I shall return the book(A)/when you will arrive(B)/**here(C)-Answer**/No error(D)

40 The old man saw (A)/that the bird (B)/is circling again (C)/**No error(D)-Answer**