# BNPM Placement-Paper

BNPM Aptitude and Reasoning

1.    How many such pairs of letters are there in the word CHARGES each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet ?
a)    None
b)    One
c)    Two    (Ans )
d)    Three
e)    More than three
Explanation :
↓              I
3     8     1    18    7    5    19
C    H    A      R    G    E    S
I                            ↑

2.    Ina certain code DURABLE is written as QTCBDKA. How is country written in that code ?
a)    VPDOZSU
b)    TNBOZQS   (Ans )
c)    VPDMZSU
d)    TMNPZSI
e)    None of these
Explanation :

3.    Pointing to a man, Rina said “He is the son of my grandmother’s only child”. How is the man related to Rina ?
a)    Son
b)    Brother   (Ans )
c)    Cousin Brother
e)    None of these
Explanation :  Only child of Rana’s grandmother means either father or mother of Rina. Therefore, the man is brother of Rina.

4.    In a certain code LONG is written as ’51#4′ and GEAR is written as ‘4%#9’. How is ROLE written in that code ?
a)    915%   (Ans )
b)    951%
c)    915#
d)    415%
e)    None of these

5.    If ‘X’ means ‘subtracted from’, ‘-‘ means ‘added to’, ‘÷’ means ‘multiplied by’ and ‘+’ means ‘divided by’, then
8-12+4 x 3÷ 3=?
a)    35
b)    12
c)      2     (Ans )
d)    4
e)    None of these

6.    Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
a)    Pup
b)    Cub
c)    Kitten
d)    Foal
e)    Goat   (Ans )

7.    What should come next in the following letter sequence ?
A B C D E F G H A B C D E F G
A B C D E F
a)    H
b)    G
c)    A   (Ans )
d)    E
e)    None of these

8.    The positions of the first and the fifth digits in number 84316975 are interchanged. Similarly the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on. Which of the following will be the second from the right end after the rearrangement ?
a)    3   (Ans )
b)    4
c)    1
d)    6
e)    None of these

9.    Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
a)    36
b)    64
c)    48
d)    56
e)    52   (Ans )

10.  How many meaningful English words can be made with the letters EDSU using each letter only once in each word ?
a)    None
b)    One
c)    Two    (Ans )
d)    Three
e)    More than three

Directions (11-15) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. R is fourth to the left of P who is second to the right of S. Q is fourth to the left of W who is not an immediate neighbour of P or S. Z is not an immediate neighbour of R.

11.  Who is to the immediate right of V ?
a)    R
b)    W      (Ans )
c)    Z
e)    None of these

12.  Who is to the immediate right of R ?
a)    T    (Ans )
b)    S
c)    W
e)    None of these

13.   Who is second to the left of Z ?
a)     Q    (Ans )
b)     V
c)     S
d)     W
e)     None of these

14.  In which of the following pairs is the first person sitting to the immediate right of the second person ?
a)    VW
b)    RT
c)    WR
d)    QP
e)    ZP    (Ans )

15.  Which of the following pairs are the immediate neighbours of Z ?
a)    WQ
b)    VQ
c)    WP
d)    VP    (Ans )
e)    None of these
Explanation :

Directions (16-20) :  In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer (a) if only Conclusion I follows
Give answer (b) if only Conclusion II follows
Give answer (c) if either Conclusion I or II follows
Give answer (d) if neither Conclusion I nor II follows
Give answer (e) if both Conclusion I and II follow

16.    Statements :   Some spoons are pots
All pots are cups
Some cups are cards
Conclusion :    I. Some cards are spoons
II. Some cups are spoons

17.    Statements :    Some keys are locks
Some locks are doors
Some doors are windows
Conclusions :   I. Some windows are locks
II. Some doors are keys .

18.    Statements :    Some boys are flowers
All flowers are jungles
all jungles are houses
Conclusions :    I. Some houses are flowers
II. Some houses are boys

19.    Statements :    All buses are trains
Some trains are coaches
All coaches are stations
Conclusions :  I. Some stations are trains
II. Some coaches are buses

20.   Statements :     All bottles are tanks
All tanks are drums
All drums are pipes
Conclusions:  I. Some pipes are tanks
II. Some drums are  bottles

Directions (21-23) : Each of the question below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and ———-
Give answer (a) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
Give answer (b) If the data in Statement II alone are sufficient answer the question, while the data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
Give answer (c) If the data either in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (d) if the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
Give answer (e) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

21.  On which date in March was F’s mother’s birthday ?
I.    F’s sister correctly remembers that their mother’s birthday is after sixteenth but before twentieth March.
II.    F correctly remembers that his mother’s but after fourteenth March
Answer : (e) From Statement I
According to F’s sister their mother’s birthday may be on 17th, 18th or 19th March.
From Statement II  : According to F, his mother’s birthday may be on 15th, 16th or 17th March
From both the statements
Common date  => 17th March

22.    How many daughters does J have ?
I. J is mother of R and T
II. K is sister of R and daughter of F
Answer : (d) From both the statements
J is mother K, R and T
F is husband of J

23.    How is ‘look’ written in a code language ?
I. ‘look for me’ is written as ‘ha da pa’ in that code language
II. ‘you and me’ is written as ‘da ja na’ in that code language
Answer : (d) From both the statements
look  for   ( me)    —–>    ha   ( da )   pa
You  and  (me)    ——>   (da) ja na

24.    Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

a)    1
b)    2
c)    3
d)    4    (Ans )
e)    5
Explanation: In each step, the first element moves to the third position and gets replaced by a new element; the second and the third elements move to the first and the second positions respectively and the entire figure rotates 90oCW.

25.    Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

a)    1
b)    2
c)    3
d)    4
e)    5       (Ans )
Explanation :The arrow moves one, two, three, four, …. spaces ACW sequentially. The arrowhead changes in the sequence: circle -> arc -> triangle -> circle -> …

26.   Select the alternative which represents three out of the five alternative figures which when fitted into each other would form a complete square.

a)     123
b)     234
c)     124      (Ans )
d)     245

27.    Look at this series: 5.2, 4.8, 4.4, 4, … What number should come next?
a). 3
b) 3.3
c) 3.5
d) 3.6    (Ans )
e) 3.1
Explanation: In this simple subtraction series, each number decreases by 0.4.

Directions (28-30) : Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below :
6 @ R P # E 5 A 9 © I D F H % 3 Q 4 W U J 2 * 8 1 B 7 M

28.   Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not being to that group ?
b)    PR#
c)    4QW
d)    %3H   (Ans )
e)    2J*

29.  How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a letter ?
a)    None
b)    One    (Ans )
c)    Two
d)    Three
e)    Four
Explanation:

 Number Vowel letter

There is only one such combination :  (81B)

30.  If all the numbers in the above arrangement are dropped, which of the following will be ninth from the right end ?
a)    F
b)    U
c)    %   (Ans )
e)    None of these

Directions(31-40) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. :

For as long as I can remember I have thought of myself as a teacher and I still do even today. But in 1965 I decided to (31) my hand at business. So I (32) my father to allow me to (33) up a printing and packaging plant. I (34) the project proposal and applied for a (35). Once it was approved I went (36) the challenges of employing the right (37). My project was successful and I(38) an attractive profit. Becoming a rich businessman (39) never my dream. It was just a (40) of proving to myself and my family that I could be a success in business. This experience also gave me a lot of self confidence.

31.
a)    use
b)    attempt
c)    try  (Ans )
d)    give
e)    show

32.
a)    prevailed
b)    permitted
c)    appealed
d)    offered

33.
a)    set  (Ans )
b)    built
c)    raise
d)    stand
e)    begin

34.
a)    draft
b)    extended
c)    prepared   (Ans )
d)    thought
e)    formulate

35.
a)    relief
b)    loan  (Ans )
c)    post
d)    leave
e)    job

36.
a)    under
b)    through   (Ans )
d)    for
e)    away

37.
a)    people (Ans )
b)    equipment
c)    knowledge
d)    behaviour
e)    role

38.
b)    gain
c)    benefited
d)    obtain
e)    reap

39.
a)    stayed
b)    fullfilled
c)    pursued
d)    was (Ans )

40.
a)    direction
b)    state
c)    certificate
d)    way (Ans )
e)    proof

Directions (41-50) : Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error. If any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). Ignore errors of punctuation : if any ).
41.    Rajiv has won a prize of (1) /two million dollars which (2)/has to be shared (3)/ with all his team members. (4)/ No error (5)

42.    I do not understand (1)/ about how the payment (2)/ was made without (3)/the manager’s permission  (4)/No error (5)

43.    The company has (1) / decided to sell half (2)/ of it shares (3)/ to a Chinese firm. (4)/ No error (5)

44.    By opening so many (1)/ branches in such a (2)/ short time, they have (3)/ used the wrong strategy. (4)/ No error (5)

45.    During the Interview (1)/with the General Manager (2/ I asked her what challenges (3)/ she was faced. (4) / No error (5)

Directions (46-47): Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning of the numbered word:
46.    Frugal
a)    Extravagant  (Ans )
b)    Rich
c)    Miserable
d)    Happy
e)    careful

47.  Propitiate :
a)    Anger    (Ans )
b)    Approach
c)    Predict
d)    Applaud
e)    Bless

48.  He is going to remain here —- you come
a)    unless
b)    if
c)    because
d)    since
e)    till   (Ans )

49.  You must do this work —-you like it or not
a)    even if
b)    if
c)    whether   (Ans )
d)    either
e)    ignoring

Direction (50-52):  In the following questions group of four words are given, In each group of four words are given. In each group one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and indicate your correct choice.
51.

52.
a)   Imminent      (Ans )
b)   Emminent
c)   Iminent
d)   Imminnent

Directions (53-55): In each of the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct Speech. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect Speech —-

53.   He said, ” Be quiet”;
a)    He ordered to be quiet     (Ans )
c)    He said that be quiet
d)    He told that be quiet

54.  The teacher said, ” The Earth moves round the Sun “:
a)    The teacher said that the Earth moves round the Sun    (Ans )
b)    The teacher asked that the Earth moves round the Sun
c)    The teacher told that the Earth moved round the Sun
d)    The teacher told that the Earth has moved round the Sun

55.  The Captain said, “Let us play a friendly match “:
a)    The Captain told us to play a friendly
b)    The Captain asked us to play a friendly match
c)     The Captain proposed us to play a friendly match
d)  Captain proposed that we should play a friendly match (Ans )