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  1. 1. MAT–PAST PAPERSMAT- UNSOLVED PAPER – FEB- 2009
  2. 2. Directions (Questions 1 -20):Read the passage answer the question that follow each passage:What Constitutes harmony? For, harmony is con-sidered essential to artistically expression. The child inhis early attempts to picture a house seeks harmony by making both sides exactly alike. A window onone side calls for an exact counterpart on the other. In a human figure he draw the arm on the left likethat on the right. It is harmony of fixity and identity. In its supreme achieve-ment this sort of harmonyyields the beauty of Taj Mahal, which has been pronounced a dream of perfection that had the bad tasteto succeed like the mathematical per-fect pyramids of Egypt, we have a static beauty, appro-priate for atomb, which was the objective in both case, but monument to a worship of the past and contempt forthe living. They bespeak a glorification of changelessness, completion and eternity, as in the temples ofUpper Egypt, the Greek parthenon, or the temple of heaven at Peking, where, the Chinese architect frozeinto perpetuity the mov-ing tents of his nomadic ancestors. This type of architec-ture is monumental andclassic, but functional only as a resting place for the dead.Quite foreign to this spirit was the western striving after the expression of life. If it was to follow theideals of Heraclitus, who declared: "from things that differ comes the most beautiful harmony." and whoin the principal of universal change gave expression to the future spirit of the western world, them theremust be a change to a new principal of harmony in art. It must discard the circle for line, the wheel forthe track, the cycle concept of history of linear, the static for moving, the dead for living. The harmony
  3. 3. demanded by the artistic sense must be shown in new ways. The curve is lifeline of beauty: its extensionis the life of line" is an old saying but true. That it is such has long since been suggested as due to thecontinuity by which one part of the line indicates the direction of the next. It is token of change butchange under the reign self-restraint and law. In oriental thought, after the concept of absolutism beganto dominate the curve, calling for completion, could only result in a circle and staticism. Once theadvancing line found completion there could be no further progress. With outstanding exceptions theorient seems unsatisfied without completion of figure. Under the western and linear concept, the curveis an advancing an venturesome experiment, full of change, movement and life. To the East, westernunrest upset all the ideas of what life should be. It remonstrates against the restlessness of the west .asthe mark of futility. The moving lifeline is a symbols of aspiration, desire, and the oriental believes it hisduty neither to seek nor to desire. For him the good life is one that suppression of desire. Thesuppression of desire is oriental perfection. But the suppression of desire takes a heavy psychological tollof life and nature. The distinction for us to make is that while orien-tal art seeks satisfaction in repose[and] finished per-fection, western art considers life, movement and change to lie at heart of beauty.Perfection is here in-terpreted as growth, an advance toward completion. For this reason, westerncivilization can never be satisfied with itself. Harmony reaches its highest fulfillment, not in a staticunity, but by the more marvelous concatena-tions of diverse influences working toward a common end.
  4. 4. 01 Problem The main point of criticism against Taj Machala the advances is that a. it lacks true harmony. b. it is built in bad taste. c. it harmony is that of a tomb. d. as a work of art, it has had much of undeserved success.
  5. 5. 02 Problem Which of the following statements is true? In the Temple of Heaven. a. there are replicas of moving tents of the architects ancestors. b. the architect Endeavour to capture the beauty of the tents of his ancestors. c. the architect of the Temple of Heaven makes the memory of the moving tents of his ancestors to endure forever. d. the architect strives to quest the dynamic splendor of the moving tents.
  6. 6. 03 Problem With which of the statement the author would be least likely to agree? a. Astaticism is the natural outcome of depending on a cyclical concept of history and art. b. Throughout history, its peculiar notion of artistic harmony has always made the orient strive for completion. c. The curve is full of change, movement and life. d. The changefulness of the curve is consciously controlled and directed by the Western artist
  7. 7. 04 Problem Which of the following statement comparing artistic harmony of the East with that of the West, is not true according to the passage a. The Orient stresses the completion and changelessness while Western, nation of harmony stresses change and movement. b. The Oriental would prefer the circle while Western concept would prefer the curve. c. The Orient glorifies the dead while the West glorifies the living. d. In matter of artistic excellence, the Western sense of harmony is marked by superior to that of the Orient.
  8. 8. 05 Problem The authors attitude towards Western art can be summed up as a. supercilious b. one of mixed appreciation c. highly commendatory d. disinterested and neutral
  9. 9. Passage IIThe contribution of Small and medium enterprises to the overall growth of the economy is welldocumented. Not only do they provide more employment opportunities for every rupee ofcapital, invested vies-a-vies the large companies, but the manufacturing sector is also a net earner offoreign exchange. Notwithstanding their contribution, the SME sector is still starved of capital, both fromthe organized banking sector as also from alternate sources like private equity. Venture capital funds, asalso institutions like SIDBI, are wholly inadequate to meet the diverse needs of-the SME, spread acrossthe length and breadth of the country. One reason for private equity funds dragging their feet in spottingthe winners of tomorrow is the relatively low returns on their time and effort in grooming an SME ascompared to a mid-size company. Their argument is that the management time invested in grooming theSME is almost the same if not more, even as their capacity to absorb large investments is virtually non-existent. Commercial banks who work on set parameters of lending often find the SME disciplinewanting in case of accounting norms, inventories and management of working capital. The cost ofzeroing in on the next super-star inevitably acts as a deterrent to private equity firms who prefer to stickto the traditional path. And nowadays all the erstwhile venture capital funds prefer to act like PrivateEquity (PE) funds. Fear of private equity firms asking for a controlling interest is also one of the factorsdissuading promoters from actively seeking private equity funds. Given this scenario, it is important tocreate an environment and build an infrastructure which allows SMEs to access risk capital. Given that
  10. 10. these companies cannot meet the rigorous listing criteria of the larger stock exchanges, at least till suchtime as they are able to grow to a sizeable level, there is a need to provide an alternatemechanism/window for the SME. Earlier attempts made by both BSE and NSE have failed to addressproblem. On both exchanges save for the top few hundred stocks, illiquidity is rampant across more thanhalf of the listed companies. Against this background, the governments initiative to set up a separatestock exchange for SME is indeed a laudable step. SEBIs latest proposal defining the framework andrequirement of companies wishing to set up an SME exchange is also a step in the right direction. Therequirement of Rs.100 core net worth with nation-wide trading terminals will ensure that only seriousplayers well enter the fray. The condition that the clearing function must be performed by a recognizedclearing house will also provide a degree of comfort to investors venturing on this exchange. Theminimum trading lot of Rs.1 laky is meant to ensure that only investors who are well aware of the risksinvolved participate. All major exchanges in the world have a separate window for smaller companies.London Stock Exchanges Alternate Investment Market (AIM) is gaining popularity amongst Indiancompanies. Nada, NYSE and even Japan have similar windows for smaller companies which aresubsequently allowed to graduate to the main markets once they grow in size. The problem of creatingliquidity in shares is addressed by Nomads on the AIM market who are required to give a two-wayquote, like the jobbers on the BSE when the open cry system was in vogue. SEBI which currently
  11. 11. either an order driven or quote driven system could learn from the international experience ofspecialized brokers for SMEs listed on the exchanges. Given the spread of the SMEs across the country atleast three or four exchanges will be needed. A geographic spread would also help in getting regionalinvestors as those who are well-versed with the development in the regions to invest in the companiesfrom those regions. Further, competition amongst exchanges would also ensure quality of services andinculcate discipline amongst the management. One of the reasons cited, for OTCEI failure wasinadequate attention by the management in developing the infrastructure. Remember, OTCEI was set upat a time when the infrastructure for electronic trading was just not there. While modalities forimproving the functionality can be changed along the way, the important thing for SEBI is to do twothings First, spell out the funding requirements for any SME to list. It has to be simple, quick and cheap.In the UK licensed Nomads are authorized to clear documents, satisfying themselves that there isadequate disclosure. And second, to provide a time-frame for the exchanges to start operations asquickly as possible.
  12. 12. 06 Problem Which of the following factors lead(s) to SMEs beings starved of capital? I. Geographically they are scattered across the country. II. They do not have the capacity to absorb large investments. III. The fear that private investors could ask for controlling stake in the company, dissuades SMEs from seeking their funds. a. I and II only b. I only c. III only d. I, II and III
  13. 13. 07 Problem The government has taken the initiative to set up a separate stock exchange for SMEs mainly because a. it is important to create an environment which encourages SMEs to access risk capital for growth. b. this step will be lauded by one and all. c. SMEs prefer their own stock exchange, rather than go with the bigger companies d. all major exchanges in the world have done the same.
  14. 14. 08 Problem OTCEI, the failed stock exchange venture, was set up in a. India only b. UK only c. India, USA, UK and Japan d. Not clear from the passage
  15. 15. 09 Problem Which of the following captions would be most appropriate for this passage? a. SEBI Recommendations - The Way Forward for SMEs. b. Funding the Smaller Sector. c. Smaller Stocks vs. Larger Stocks. d. Globalization of Stock Markets.
  16. 16. 10 Problem Which of the following statements is not implied in the passage ? a. All major stock exchanges have a separate window for SMEs. b. SMEs are contributing significantly to the growth of the economy c. Liquidity for SME stocks is assured in BSE and NSE. d. SEBI is well equipped to defined the way forward
  17. 17. Passage IIIHenry Ford grinned at his wife Clara, while Wiping his grease-stained hands on a piece of cloth. His facewas aglow with excitement. It seemed to tell his dame, "I have it, dear. Ready to be tested. All that itneeds is your signal." Clara smiled while gently holding the cup with the gasoline, steady at angle, so thatthe fuel could flow in at a regular pace. Ford whipped the engine out of its slumber by triggering themechanism. The engine seemed reluctant to start. But, soon, it spluttered and as the fuel nudged, itroared loudly. The noise was deafening. Yet, to Henry and Clara it was sweet music; As soon as theengine was turned off, Henry ran into the outstretched arms of Clara. The two stood hugging each othersavoring the moment of success. Henry gently tilted Claras face up and peered into her eyes. For a longtime, they stood, almost mesmerized. Then Clara wriggled out, while gently reprimanding him for hisdirty hands and the smears they had left on her cheeks where they had run freely. Did Henry cheer heresaying "These are the signs of my first triumph" at least, that was his impression. Henry stood andadmired the enigma which would revolutionize travel. His mind flashed back to the days of childhood.His father, a farmer at Michigan had eagerly looked forward to the birth of a son. He had his plans. Hewould help his son learn everything about farming. He would direct the boy, equip him with the skill totend plants, to eliminate pests and weeds, to plough the field with the help of animals. He saw only onecareer for his son, in fact, that lay in farming. Parental expectations have a distinct slant. Rarely ever dothey provide for the natural proclivities of the progeny. By and large, they manage to have their way. In
  18. 18. the process they stifle the childs basic talent. It is only the exceptionally strong and the extremelyconfident among the offspring’s who fly against the path set by their parents and streak their path toglory. Henry Ford did just that. He showed even when he was about five, that machines and tools werethe playthings with which he could spend hours. Time seemed to stand still for him when he played withthem. He would rip open a tool that had a rusted nut; he would tear apart a mechanism which had abroken axle. He would look around for a suitable replacement. He would oil the joints, get the stains allover his clothes, run into trouble with his mother for spoiling ,the clothes. But all the reprimands failedto mend his ways. He occasionally went with his father around the hoe and the mechanical plough, thetools of the trade. His father, often exasperated, pleaded, cajoled, shouted and screamed. These hadonly temporary impact. Henrys heart was not in farming. Mechanical contraptions fascinated him. Hewould pickup a watch, gently pries the lid on the back up with a thin wedge, peer into it, watch thespring pulsating with life, and notice the wheels, which ran into each other, rotating at steady paces. Thewhole world for the little boy lay there; he often dismantled the watch, checked each part, understoodits role in the complex assembly, got them together again after cleansing, dusting and oiling them. Henryoffered to repair clocks and watches held by friends and neighbors. A neighbor joked, "Every clock in thevillage shudders when it sees Henry coming. At the age of 13, he went with his father to the neighboringtown of Detroit. On the way, he noticed the steam locomotive. This was in 1876. Henry could not take his
  19. 19. eyes off the machine. How smoothly did the locomotive chug along? Could he not try his hand atproducing something that would move on roads? Something that wont need rails to glide along? Hepleaded with the locomotive driver to wait for a few minutes. He ran over, waved his hand to the driverof the locomotive, which had come to a halt a little away at the station. The driver glared at the boy.Henry hailed him, politely requested him to explain how the locomotive worked. The driver did not knowmuch. Yet, he decided he would amuse the boy. Henry heard with rapt attention, while the driverexplained to him the main parts - the boiler, the pressure created in the boner by water, heated bycoal, the steam pressing the axles to turn the wheels. Henry sought some clarifications. The driver foundit rather beyond him to answer the boy. He shooed the boy aside, and got into the engine. Henry rushedback to his father. The two moved on, Henry still wondering about the machine he would produce oncehe grew up, that would help people move fast on roads. For making that dream come true, he had to flyagainst, his fathers desire. That pained him. He loved his father, but he was not willing to mortgage hisfuture. His mind was not in farming. He told his father bluntly that he was moving to Detroit to learn thetrade of a mechanic His father was aghast at the suggestion. Had the boy lost his head? The two stoodtheir grounds. Fiery words flew around. The sparks of angry exchanges boomed. Then came the truce.The father gave his son reluctantly, the permission to go. There was a tiny ray of hope that the boy wouldcome back to the sylvan settings, finally settle down at the farm. This hope sustained the old man. It
  20. 20. was at Detroit that Henry sharpened his native talent. He would spend hours to understand theintricacies of every machine, which was assigned to him by the small firm where he was employed. Soon,he gained a reputation as a boy, who could repair any machine. His reputation was matched by hardwork. Henry knew that he was getting the insight into machines. He would soon break off, start work onthe horse-less carriage that he wanted to produce. He was finally earning enough to live in reasonablecomfort. He fell in love with Clara Bryant. He was 25. Youthful desires were coursing through him. Yet hedid not want to enter wedlock unless he was sure that Clara would share his dream. The two sat togetherin a lonely place, while Henry detailed his future plans. He hinted that life would not be a bed of roses.His first love would always be machines. If she could share his enthusiasm, the two together could targetfor fame, wealth, and recognition. In other words, what he wanted of Clara was a multiple role. Not onlyshould Clara be his wife; but his friend, critic, associate, his Woman Friday. That was not an easy role toplay. However, Clara did not bat an eyelid. She responded with warmth to his proposal. The two decidedto go through life hand in hand, creating a path that had never been trekked by others. It was hard workfor Henry. During the day he worked at the Edison Illuminating Company. At night he huddled along withClara, at the workshop, at the rear of their humble house. Henry would have an assortment of old .parts- many of them partly worn out, brought by him from the pile of discards- from which he wanted tofabricate an engine that would work on gasoline. He had read about a gasoline engine developed by Dr.
  21. 21. Nicolas A Otto, of Germany. Henry did not miss the cue. If he could develop such anengine, he would have the horse-less carriage. He shared his excitement with Clara.
  22. 22. 11 Problem "Every clock in the village shudders when it sees Henry coming." Why did Henrys neighbor make this joke? a. The whole world of the protagonist lay around machines. b. Mechanical contraptions fascinated Henry. c. Henry had no interest in farming, as every other villager did. d. None of these
  23. 23. 12 Problem The example of the engine driver is given by the author to elucidate which of the following character traits of Henry Ford? a. Contemplative b. Inquisitive. c. Challenging d. Perseverant
  24. 24. 13 Problem The role of Clara in the success of Henry Ford can best be described in the following words: a. she was not exactly a part of his success. b. she was with him as a great support and a great friend. c. she should be given equal accolades for Fords success. d. cannot be derived from the passage
  25. 25. 14 Problem "Horse-less Carriage" - this was the dream of Henry Ford. He got a major cue from Dr. Nicolaus Otto. This cue was in the form of: a. the idea, which he got from Dr. Ottos discovery. b. material help which Dr. Otto gave him. c. the confidence, which he got from Dr. Ottos discovery. d. All these
  26. 26. 15 Problem What is the normal relation between parental expectations and the natural proclivities of the progeny, as per the passage? a. Natural proclivities superimpose the parental expectations. b. They are often on different paths. c. They have no definite relation. d. Parental expectations build natural proclivities or, natural proclivities are inherent.
  27. 27. Passage IVThe bird egg is a self-contained life-support system for the developing bird embryo. All theminerals, energy sources and water utilized by the embryo during its incubation are already in the freshlylaid egg, so that the egg requires only warming by the parents and periodic turning to prevent theadhesion of the embryo to the shell membranes. Still, the egg lacks one crucial requirement:oxygen, which drives the metabolic machinery of the embryonic cells so that they can execute thecomplex maneuvers of development. How does the egg breathe, taking up oxygen from the surroundingatmosphere and discharging carbon dioxide the waste product of respiration?Gas exchange is usually associated with the periodic inhalation of a fluid medium (air or water), whichcarries oxygen to the capillaries of the lungs or the gills and removes carbon dioxide from the respiratoryorgan with each exhalation. The lungs or the gills are driven by muscles whose rate of pumping isdetermined by metabolic demand and controlled by the nervous system. Yet the eggs of birds and otherorganisms (such as insects, spiders, amphibians and reptiles) show no respiratory movements, and thereare no air currents within the egg that could transport oxygen to the capillaries of the growing embryo.Instead the egg "breathes" by diffusion through thousands of microscopic pores in the shell.Gas moves through the pores by the passive process of diffusion: the tendency for a high concentrationof a molecule to run downhill to an area of lower concentration. Diffusion takes place because of thekinetic energy of gas molecules and does not require the direct expenditure of metabolic energy by the
  28. 28. embryo: the lower concentration of oxygen inside the egg brings new oxygen in through the pores fromthe outside, where the concentration is. higher. Conversely, the concentration of carbon dioxide insidethe egg causes those molecules to diffuse toward the outside, where there are essentially none. Thesediffusion processes are governed by the available pore area of the shell, the length of the pores and theconcentration differences of the gases diffusing across the shell. The water content of the air within theegg is greater than that of the air outside it, and so the pores will also allow water molecules (which aresmaller than oxygen molecules) to diffuse out. Animals have evolved many specialized adaptations forconserving water, but bird eggs seem designed to lose it at a controlled rate. Most of the energy neededfor embryonic development is taken from the fat stores of the yolk, and for every gram of fat burned analmost equal mass of metabolic water is generated. Therefore, the relative water content of the egg willincrease during incubation unless water is lost. If the relative water content at hatching is to equal thatof the freshly laid egg, about 15 percent of the initial mass of the egg must be lost as water. As breedersof domestic fowl well known, this amount of water loss is essential for successful hatching.
  29. 29. 16 Problem The passage is primarily concerned with a. explaining difficulties involved in cultivating domestic fowl. b. explaining the origin of passive diffusion as a method of respiration. c. explaining the processes of gas and water diffusion in eggs. d. distinguishing between passive diffusion and active respiration.
  30. 30. 17 Problem A necessary ingredient in the eggshells suitability for gas exchange is its a. opacity b. fragility c. permeability d. adhesiveness
  31. 31. 18 Problem The passage contains information that would answer which of the following questions about fowl-breeding? I. What function does turning the fertilized egg serve in the hatching process? II. Why must the egg shed water during the hatching process? III. What occurs when the amount of water loss during hatching exceeds 15 percent of the eggs a. II only b. I only c. I and II only d. II and III only
  32. 32. 19 Problem The passage would be most likely to appear in a. a pamphlet designed to introduce novice breeders of domestic fowl to the advantages of current techniques. b. an agricultural research report focused on the history of fowl-breeding practices in the United States. c. a Congressional report urging the appropriation of funds for research into needed improvements in egg-hatching d. a scientific journal article highlighting biochemical and physical principles underlying common phenomena
  33. 33. 20 Problem According to the passage, which of the following statements is true of the extent of water loss by the egg during the hatching process? a. It exceeds the initial mass of the egg by 15 percent. b. It is regulated by a specialized adaptation for conserving water. c. It should compensate for the eggs entire water gain during incubation. d. It should amount to 15 percent of the eggs water gain during incubation.
  34. 34. Directions (Questions 21 - 24) :Select the pair of words, which exhibits the same relationship between eachother as the given capitalized pair of words.
  35. 35. 21 Problem CACOPHONOUS : HARMONIOUS :: a. beauty: peace b. bellicose: pacific c. tempestuous: stormy d. considerate: sympathetic
  36. 36. 22 Problem MITIGATE :, PUNISHMENT :: a. place: placement b. change: order c. monotonous: change d. alleviate: pain
  37. 37. 23 Problem PRAISE: EXTOL a. stuff: cram b. hurry: run c. insure: rely d. dislike: loathe
  38. 38. 24 Problem INSIPID: PIQUANT a. relish: spice, b. tasty: bland c. sweet: dessert d. flat: spicy
  39. 39. Directions (Questions 25 -27) :Choose the option to fill the blank.
  40. 40. 25 Problem ______ the general had been told by the field staff that continuing warfare would be _______ to his soldiers, he insisted on deploying more battle tanks. a. Because... instrumental b. Although... detrimental c. Although... formidable d. Because... immediate
  41. 41. 26 Problem Most journalistic writing could do with _________ of paragraphs to make the prose more _______ a. removal... argumentative b. suppression .... legible c. simplification abstruse d. deletion ... succinct
  42. 42. 27 Problem Mother Teresa was _________ about her achievements and unwilling to them before anyone. a. proud... promote b. modest ... discuss c. unsure ....reveal d. Ignorant.... eulogize
  43. 43. 28 Problem A landowner increased the length and breadth of rectangular plot by 10% and 20% respectively. Find percentage change in the cost of the plot. a. 35% b. 33% c. 22.22% d. None of these
  44. 44. 29 Problem In an examination. Mohit obtained 20% more than Sushant but 10% less than Rajesh. If the marks obtained by Sushant are 1080, find the percentage marks obtained by Rajesh if the full marks are 2000. a. 72% b. 86.66% c. 78.33% d. None of these
  45. 45. 30 Problem Ram spends 20% of his monthly income on his household expenditure, 15% of the rest on books, 30% of the rest on clothes and saves the rest. On counting, he comes to know that he has finally saved Rs. 9,520. Find his monthly income. a. Rs. 15,000 b. Rs. 10,000 c. Rs. 20,000 d. None of these
  46. 46. 31 Problem Out of the total production of iron from hematite, an ore of iron, 20% of the ore gets wasted. Out of the remaining iron, only 25% is pure iron. If the pure iron obtained in a year from a mine of hematite was 80,000 kg, then the quantity of hematite mined in the year is a. 4,00,000 kg b. 5.00,000 kg c. 4,50,000 kg d. 6,00,000 kg
  47. 47. 32 Problem The population of a village is 10,000. If the population increases by 10% in the first year, by 20% in the second year and due to mass exodus, it decreases by 5% in the third year, what will be its population after 3 years? a. 13,8110 b. 11,540 c. 12,860 d. 12,540
  48. 48. 33 Problem Of 30 adults, 12 belong to club A, 15 belong to club B, and 19 belong to club C. If 7 belong to all three clubs and 6 belong to two clubs, how many belong to none of the clubs? a. 8 b. 6 c. 4 d. 12
  49. 49. 34 Problem A, B and C working together completed a job in 10 days. However, C only worked for the first three days when 37/100 of the job was done. Also, the work done by A in 5 days is equal to the work done by B in 4 days. How many days would be required by the fastest worker to complete the entire work? a. 25 days b. 20 days c. 30 days d. 40 days
  50. 50. 35 Problem A railway passenger counts the telegraph poles on the rail road as he passes them. The telegraph poles are at a distance of 50 metres. What will be his count in 4 hours if the speed of the train is 45 km. per hour? a. 2500 b. 600 c. 3600 d. 5000
  51. 51. 36 Problem A car driver, driving in a fog, passes a pedestrian who was walking at the rate of 2 km/hr in the same direction. The pedestrian could see the car for 6 minutes and it was visible to him up to a distance of 0,6 km. What was the speed of the car? a. 15 km/hr b. 30 km/hr c. 20 km/hr d. 8 km/hr
  52. 52. 37 Problem A cyclist moving on a circular track of radius 100 metres completes one revolution in 2 minutes. What is the approximate speed of the cyclist? a. 200 m/minute b. 314 m/minute c. 300 m/minute d. 900 m/minute
  53. 53. 38 Problem In a swimming pool measuring 90 m by 40 m, 150 men take a dip. If the average displacement of water by a man is 8 cubic meters, what will be the rise in water level? a. 33,33 cm b. 30 cm c. 20 cm d. 25 cm
  54. 54. 39 Problem A bag contains 100 tickets numbered 1, 2, 3, ....100. If a ticket is drawn out of it at random, what is the probability that the ticket drawn has the digit 2 appearing on it ? a. 21/100 b. 19/100 c. 32/100 d. 23/100
  55. 55. 40 Problem A box contains 5 brown and 4 white socks. A man takes out two socks. The probability that they are of the same colour is a. 1/6 b. 5/108 c. 5/18 d. 4/9
  56. 56. 41 Problem A fair coin is tossed repeatedly. If Head appears on the first four tosses, then the probability of appearance of Tail on the fifth toss is a. ½ b. 1/7 c. 3/7 d. 2/3
  57. 57. 42 Problem Which Country is the largest producer of gold in the world? a. India b. South Africa c. China d. Brazil
  58. 58. 43 Problem Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam is located in: a. Karnataka b. Tamil Nadu c. Andhra Pradesh d. Kerala
  59. 59. 44 Problem Who is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh? a. Habibur Rahman b. Khaleda Zia c. Hasina Wazed d. None of these
  60. 60. 45 Problem The Andaman group and Nicobar group of islands are. separated from each other by the a. Great Channel b. Ten Degree Channel c. Bay of Bengal d. Andaman Sea
  61. 61. 46 Problem India has launched the first polysilicon solar project at a. Kota b. Dehradun c. Haldia d. Ahmedabad
  62. 62. 47 Problem Who among the following has received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Journalism, 2008 ? a. Kuldeep Nayar b. Vir Sanghvi c. Prabhu Chawla d. None of these
  63. 63. 48 Problem Plastic products maker Sintex Industries has acquired 90 per cent stake in Geiger Technic GmbH. Geiger Technic GmbH is based in a. Germany b. France c. Italy d. UK
  64. 64. 49 Problem The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which put Chandrayaan-I into its orbit is a. PSLV-C-8 b. PSLV-C-9 c. PSLV-C-14 d. PSLV-C-7
  65. 65. 50 Problem The President of Maldives is a. Mohammad Anni Nasheed b. Abdul Gayoom c. Mohammad Irshad d. None of these
  66. 66. 51 Problem National Consumer Rights Day is observed on: a. December 7 b. December 4 c. December 24 d. December 10
  67. 67. 52 Problem Sachin Tendulkar has broken the record of which of the following cricketers to emerge as the highest run getter in Test cricket? a. Brian Lara b. Sunil Gavaskar c. Muttiah Muralitharan d. Ricky Ponting
  68. 68. 53 Problem Bharat Ratna - Indias highest Civilian award has been given in 2008 to a. Pt. Bhim Sen Joshi b. Narayana Murthy c. Ratan Tata d. B.R.Chopra
  69. 69. 54 Problem The Stock Market index of London Stock Market is referred to as a. Footsie (FTSE) b. Sensex c. NIFTY d. Bullish
  70. 70. 55 Problem The Reserve Bank of India keeps on changing various ratio/rates frequently. Why is this done? A. To keep inflation under control. B. To ensure that Indian Rupee does not lose its market value. C. To ensure that banks do not earn huge profits at the cost of public money. a. Only B b. Only A c. Only C d. All A, B and C
  71. 71. 56 Problem Which of the following organizations is known as Market Regulator in India? a. SEBI b. IEA c. AMFI d. NSDL
  72. 72. (Questions 57-61) :Study the following table to answer these questions. Average Hourly Wage (inRs.) by Age Group Years 18-20 years 21 - 23 years Male Female Male Female 2003 15.1 15-1 29.7 25.1 2004 12.4 13.4 21.0 19.1 2005 10.0 13.8 14.7 - 16.9 2006 11.0 13.4 18.0 20.5 2007 21.2 16.3 29.1 32.7 2008 15.0 21.0 32.1 33.9
  73. 73. 57 Problem In 2007, for the 21- 23 years age group, the wages for the females was approximately what percent of that of the males? a. 220 b. 30 c. 85 d. 110
  74. 74. 58 Problem What was the difference between the average wages of males and of females for the 21—23 years age group? a. 0.80 b. 0,60 c. 0.40 d. 0.20
  75. 75. 59 Problem In how many years was the wage for the females higher than that of males in both the age groups? a. Three b. Four c. Two d. One
  76. 76. 60 Problem In the age group of 18 - 20 years, in which year was the wage-disparity maximum? a. 2006 b. 2007 c. 2005 d. 2008
  77. 77. 61 Problem In the age group of 21 — 23 years, in which year was the wage-disparity minimum? a. 2004 b. 2008 c. 2005 d. 2003
  78. 78. Directions (Questions 62 - 66) :Study the following pie-charts to answer these questions.Distribution of Candidates who joined M.B.A. Programmed and successfullyCompleted in Institutes A to G Candidates who joined M.B.A. = 8550
  79. 79. Candidates who completed M.B.A. = 5700
  80. 80. 62 Problem Which institute has the highest percentage of candidates who completed the M.B.A. programmed out of the candidates that joined? a. C b. B c. F d. E
  81. 81. 63 Problem What percentage of candidates completed the M.BA programme from Institute E out of the total number of candidates that joined the same institute ? a. 62.5% b. 60% c. 75% d. 50%
  82. 82. 64 Problem What is the ratio of candidates who successfully completed the M.B.A. programme to the candidates who joined from Institute G ? a. 3: 4 b. 1: 2 c. 6:11 d. 9:17
  83. 83. 65 Problem What percentage of candidates completed the M.B.A. programme out of the candidates who joined for Institutes B and C together? a. 64% b. 75% c. 90% d. 80%
  84. 84. 66 Problem The number of candidates who completed the M.B.A. programme from A and D Institutes together exceeds the number of candidates who joined Institutes C and E together by a. 304 b. 278 c. 399 d. 369
  85. 85. Directions (Questions 67-71) :Study the following bar graph to answer these questions.Birth Rates & Death Rates (per 1000 persons) in the year 2008
  86. 86. 67 Problem If the rate of growth of population is expressed in percentage terms instead of number per 1000 persons, then among the countries with a positive growth, rate, the rate of growth for the country whose population is growing by the fastest rate is how many percentage points more than that of the country whose population is growing by the slowest rate ? a. 0.45 b. 4,5 c. 0.045 d. None of these
  87. 87. 68 Problem If the total population of USA in the year 2008 was 250 million and that of Russia 150 million, then by what percent is the total births in USA more than the total deaths in Russia? a. 200% b. 80% c. 300% d. 400%
  88. 88. 69 Problem The infant mortality rate is defined as number of deaths of new born babies for every 1000 births. If the total population of Japan in the year 2008 is 150 million and its infant mortality rate is 3, what is the number of infants dying at birth expressed as a percentage of the total number deaths in Japan? a. 4% b. 0.4% c. 40% d. 400%
  89. 89. 70 Problem If the given rates remain constant for the next ten years, then what will be the approximate percentage increase in the population of India after two years from the year 2008 ? a. 1% b. 0,5% c. 2.5% d. Cannot be determined
  90. 90. 71 Problem For how many of the given countries is the rate of growth of population, when expressed in percentage terms, greater than 0.25% ? a. 3 b. 4 c. 2 d. None of these
  91. 91. Directions (Questions 72 - 76) :Study the bar graph below to answer these questions.Monthly Sales Turnover of TVs of LG, Videocon, Sony and Samsung from Januaryto June, 2008
  92. 92. 72 Problem In which of the following month(s) is Sonys profit the highest, if it makes 25% profit on its sales turnover on each month? a. January and May, b. May c. February, May and June d. March, April and June
  93. 93. 73 Problem In which of the given months is the sales turnover of LG as a percentage of the combined sales turnover of Videocon and Samsung the least ? a. March b. June c. January d. May
  94. 94. 74 Problem In how many months was the sales turnover of Sony more than one-third of the total sales turnover of the four companies ? a. Three months b. One month c. Five months d. None of these
  95. 95. 75 Problem In how many months from February to June, did the sales turnover of LG as percentage of total sales turnover of the four companies increase over that of its immediate preceding month? a. Two b. One c. Three d. None of these
  96. 96. 76 Problem Which of the following statements must be true a. The ratio of total sales of Sony to the total sales of LG, from January to June was 19 : 20, b. The sales of Samsung, as a percentage of total sales, were the same for four months. c. The total sales of Videocon from January to June were approximately 12.7% of the total sales of all the four companies for the given period. d. For each month, the sales of Videocon were always more than the sales of Samsung.
  97. 97. Directions (Questions 77-81) :Study the pie-chart below to answer these questions.The chart gives the composition of solar radiation.Total sun rays received in one minute =3600 units
  98. 98. 77 Problem If the human body can withstand a maximum of 9720 units of IR rays when exposed to the sun continuously, then what is the maximum time in minutes that any person could stand in the sun without crossing the threshold limit of IR rays? a. 23 b. 27 c. 19 d. 29
  99. 99. 78 Problem The amount of Beta rays in 10 minutes of the sun rays is how many times the, amount of IR rays in 3 minutes of the sun rays? a. 1.44 b. 1.33 c. 1.66 d. 1.55
  100. 100. 79 Problem How many minutes of exposure to the sun in a day would be enough to ensure that the body receives enough amount of Vitamin D, given that the body requires 40 units of Vitamin D every day and that 30 units of Beta rays generate one unit of Vitamin D ? 1 a. 5 3 2 b. 5 3 1 6 c. 3 2 6 d. 3
  101. 101. 80 Problem The amount of Alpha rays received in two minutes is how much more/less than the amount of Radio waves received in 4 minutes? a. 1320 units more b. 1200 units less c. 1440 units less d. 1600 units more
  102. 102. 81 Problem If presently the ozone layer in the atmosphere reflects away 60% of the suns rays then what would the amount of Gamma rays received in one minute be, if the ozone layer were to completely disappear? a. 200 units b. 100 units c. 300 units d. 450 units
  103. 103. (Questions 82 - 84):Read the following information carefully to answer these questions.A solid cube has been painted yellow, blue and black on pairs of opposite faces.The cube is then cut into 36 smaller cubes such that 32 cubes are of the samesize while 4 others are of bigger size, as in diagram. Also no face of any of thebigger cubes is painted blue.
  104. 104. 82 Problem How many cubes have at least one face painted blue? a. 8 b. 0 c. 16 d. 32
  105. 105. 83 Problem How many cubes have only two faces painted ? a. 20 b. 24 c. 16 d. 8
  106. 106. 84 Problem How many cubes have two or more faces painted? a. 34 b. 36 c. 28 d. 24
  107. 107. Directions (Questions 85 - 88) :Answer these questions based on the information givenFive boys Amit, Suresh, Vishnu, Ujwal and Rakesh are sitting in a row facingSouth. Five girls, Alka.Jyoti, Veena, Prabba and Nayan are sitting in front of themin a row, each one facing one of them. All these are not necessarily in the sameserial order.Vishnu is facing Veena, Suresh and Rakesh are not facing Prabha. Amit is at one ofthe ends. Nayan is fourth to the right of Alka and is facing Rakesh. Jyoti isbetween Alka and Veena.
  108. 108. 85 Problem Which pair occupics the middle position of the rows? a. Rakesh, Nayan b. Suresh, Pnibha c. Veena Vishnu d. Ujwal Jyoti
  109. 109. 86 Problem Who is facing Jyoti ? a. Ujwal b. Amit c. Amit or Ujwal d. Suresh
  110. 110. 87 Problem Which of the following pairs are sitting diagonally opposite ? a. Rakesh, Alka b. Amit, Alka c. Nayan, Rakesh d. Suresh, Nayan
  111. 111. 88 Problem Which of the following is Prabhas position? a. Between Jyoti and Kayan b. Immediate left of Nayan c. Facing Suresh d. Second to the right of Alka
  112. 112. Directions (Questions 89 - 92) :Complete the series by replacing the missing term indicated by ?
  113. 113. 89 Problem KM5, IP8, GS11, EV14, ? a. BY17 b. BX17 c. CY 17 d. CY 18
  114. 114. 90 Problem 2A11, 4D13, 12G17, ? a. 36J21 b. 36119 c. 48J21 d. 48J23
  115. 115. 91 Problem 2, 8, 16. 128, ? a. 2046 b. 2042 c. 2048 d. 2056
  116. 116. 92 Problem ABD. DGK. IIMS, MTB, SBL, ? a. ZAB b. XKW c. ZKU d. ZKW
  117. 117. Directions (Questions :93 - 106) :In each of the following questions a set of sentences marked A, B, C and D is given. One or more of the sentence(s) is / are incorrect considering standard English usage Identify the sentence(s).
  118. 118. 93 Problem A. The rightfully believing that his geniuses in poetry laid in personal utterances, Irish poet William Butler Yeats recognised that these personal utterances alone could not organise a body of a lyric poetry and drama into the organic structure he hoped to build. B. For one thing personal utterances is beset by danger of sentimentality, which leads poetry away from that reality that poetry would deal with various kinds of self-pity and self-deceptions. C. He thus has to technique by which the person could some how be objectified, be given the appearance of impersonal "truth" and yet retained motive force of privately felt belief. D. The partial solution was the theory the mask. a. B, C and D b. A,C and D c. B, C and D d. A and B
  119. 119. 94 Problem A. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. B. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation C. The energy; the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. D. The glow from that fire can truly light the world. a. B only b. A only c. C only d. No error
  120. 120. 95 Problem A. As the growing economy makes increasing demands on infrastructure inputs, these problems could worsen In the coming year. B. Therefore, addressing infrastructure gaps needs to doing our topmost priority next year. C. The second risk lies in the global macroeconomic imbalances, reflected in the twin deficits of the US and rising surpluses of Asia. D. The longer these imbalances have persisted, the greater has become the risk of a disruptive correction. a. A only b. B only c. D only d. C only
  121. 121. 96 Problem A. A day after a controversy broke out over medicines manufactured by the guru, the Health Ministry said that they would put the medicines to the test. B. The government will not scrap the Delhi- Mumbai airport modernization plan. C. In the district town, the children told the committee members that they were not consuming the meals served by the schools. D. The committee would keep watch on the quality of grain. a. A only b. B only c. D only d. C only
  122. 122. 97 Problem A jar full of milk contains 40% water. A part of this milk is replaced by another containing 19% water and now the percentage of water is found to be 26%. The quantity of milk replaced is: a. 2/3 b. 1/3 c. 3/7 d. 4/7
  123. 123. 98 Problem A man went to a shop and was shown some shirts costing Rs. 100 each and some trousers costing Rs.150 each. If he had Rs. 1.200 with him, what was the maximum number of trousers that he could have purchased, if he had also wanted to purchase some shirts? a. 2 b. 5 c. 6 d. 8
  124. 124. 99 Problem By selling 12 notebooks the seller earns a profit equal to the selling price of two notebooks. What is his percentage profit? a. 25% b. 20% 2 c. 16 3 % d. Data inadequate
  125. 125. 100 Problem A man can row with the stream at 6 km per hour and against the stream at 4 km an hour. Find the mans rowing speed in still water and the speed of the current. a. 5 km/hr 1 km/hr b. 4 km/hr, 2 km/hr c. 4 km/hr, 1 km/hr d. 5 km/hr, 2 km/hr
  126. 126. 101 Problem Find the time between 3 and 4 oclock when the angle between the hands of a watch is one-third of a right angle. 9 a. 10 11 min past 3 10 b. 10 11 min past 3 9 c. 11 11 min past 3 d. None of these
  127. 127. 102 Problem Three different containers contain different quantities of a mixture of milk and water, whose measurements are 403 kg. 434 kg and 465 kg. What biggest measure must be there to measure all the different quantities exactly? a. 7 kg b. 1 kg c. 31 kg d. 41 kg
  128. 128. 103 Problem A shopkeeper marks the prices of his goods at 25% higher than the original price. After that, he allows a discount of 12%. What profit or loss did he get? a. 15% profit b. 10% profit c. 10% loss d. 15% loss
  129. 129. 104 Problem Sita and Gita enter into a partnership. Sita contributes Rs. 5,000 while Gita contributes ¼ Rs. 4,000. After 1 month. Gita withdraws part of he contribution and after 3 months from the starting Sita puts Rs. 2,000 more, When Gita withdraws her money Rita also joins them with Rs. 7,000. If at the end of 1 year there is a profit of Rs. 1,218, what will be the share of Rita in the profit? a. Rs. 844.37 b. Rs. 488.47 c. Rs. 588.47 d. None of these
  130. 130. 105 Problem Ramesh purchased a bicycle for Rs. 5,200 and spent Rs. 800 on its repairs. He had to sell it for Rs. 5,500. Find his profit or loss per cent. a. 7-1% gain b. 8-1 % loss c. 9% loss d. None of these
  131. 131. 106 Problem The number of ways in which a committee of 3 ladies and 4 gentlemen can be appointed out of 8 ladies and 7 gentlemen, if Mrs. X refuses to serve in a committee of which Mr. Y is a member is: a. 1,540 b. 1,960 c. 3,240 d. None of these
  132. 132. 107 Problem A manufacturer of a certain item can sell all he can produce at the selling price of Rs. 60 each. It costs him Rs. 40 in materials and labour to produce each item and he has overhead expenses of Rs. 3,000 per week in order to operate that plant. The number of units he should produce and sell in order to make a profit of at least Rs. 1,000 per week is a. 300 b. 400 c. 250 d. 200
  133. 133. 108 Problem children and 12 men complete a certain piece of work in 9 days. If each child takes twice the time taken by a man to finish the work, 12 men will finish the same work in a. 12 days b. 15 days c. 14 days d. 8 days
  134. 134. Directions (Questions 109-112):Choose the order of the sentences marked A, B, C, D and E to form a logical paragraph
  135. 135. 109 Problem A. Its a tricky business, says Allan H. Meltzer, an economist at Carnegie Mellon University, and a former economic adviser to President Reagan. B. Some policy-makers are focused on staving off the opposite problem - deflation, or falling prices, as demand weakens to the point that goods pile up without buyers, sending prices down and reducing the incentive for businesses to invest. C. That could shrink demand further and perhaps even deliver the sort of downward spiral that pinned Japan in the weeds of stagnant growth during the 1990s. D. Theres no math model that tells us when to do it or how. E. But that, as most economists see it, is a worry for another day. a. ABCED b. ACDEB c. BCDEA d. ADEBC
  136. 136. 110 Problem A. Early in August, as his jeep wound its way through the piles of burning tyres that angry protestors had used to barricade the road from Sri nagar airport into the city, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, turned to a journalist sitting next to him with a smile on his face. B. "So," he said, "are you here to write another article about how I dont know how to run a government ? C. Having emerged as the single largest party in the J & K Assembly, with 28 seats in a house of 87, the National Conference has the undeniable right to form and lead the government. D. To do so, however, it will need the support of the Congress, which has picked up 17 seats. More likely than not, Dr. Abdullahs leadership or that of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, his son Omar Abdullah - will soon be put to the test. a. ABECD b. ABDEC c. ADEBC d. ABCED
  137. 137. 111 Problem A. This is the time of the year when people go out and shop for their winter wear. B. But it seems economic recession has hit the fashion industry as well. C. We havent seen exclusive fashion shows from big designers this winter. D. Designer Sandeep Khosla agrees, "Every industry has been hit and fashion is no different." E. Its effect could be seen on both culture and readymade segments. a. ADBCE b. ABCDE c. AEDBC d. BCDEA
  138. 138. 112 Problem A. And, in turn, corporate houses seek employees who will benefit their company and help the company grow. B. It is an exchange of value. C. Both sides are seeking to benefit. D. Since we are on the eager prospective employee side, we need to please and satisfy our potential employers E. One seeks employment for personal gain, profit and success. a. ABCED b. BCDEA c. EABCD d. DEABC
  139. 139. 113 Problem If the letters in each of the following four words are first rearranged in the alphabetical order and then the groups of letters so formed are rearranged as in a dictionary, which word would have its group of letters as third among the four? a. Deaf b. Road c. Code d. Lack
  140. 140. 114 Problem How many such pairs of letters are there in the word INSTRUCTION which have as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet? a. Two b. One c. Three d. Four
  141. 141. 115 Problem Unscramble the letters in the given words and find the odd one out. a. UMRSME b. EIWNTR c. PIGRSN d. LCUOD
  142. 142. 116 Problem The letters L, M, N. O. P, Q. R, S and T in their order are substituted by nine integers 1 to 9 in that order. 4 is assigned to P. The difference between P and T is 5. The difference between N and T is 3. What is the integer assigned to N ? a. 5 b. 4 c. 6 d. 7
  143. 143. 117 Problem In a row of boys facing the North, A is sixteenth from the left end and C is sixteenth from the right end. B, who is fourth to the right of A, is fifth to the left of C in the row. How many boys are there in the row ? a. 40 b. 39 c. 41 d. 42
  144. 144. Directions (Questions 118-120) :Read the following information carefully to answer these questions.Mayor, Avinash, Govind, A1ok, Mahesh, Mikhil and Mohit are seven friends. Theyare studying engineering in different branches ofMechanical, Chemical, Electronics, Computer Science, IT, Biotech andElectrical, not necessarily in the same order. Each of them also excels in one ofthe following games: football, cricket, hockey, badminton, squash, volleyball andlawn tennis, again not necessarily in the same order. Govind plays hockey and heneither studies Electrical nor IT. Mahesh studies Electronics and plays volleyball.Mayor studies Biotech and does not play either football or squash. The one whostudies Chemical plays cricket. The one who plays football studies ComputerScience. Nikhil plays squash. Mohit plays badminton and studies Electrical. Alokdoes not study Chemical.
  145. 145. 118 Problem Which of the following games does Avinash play? a. Cricket b. Football c. Football or Cricket d. Data inadequate
  146. 146. 119 Problem What does Nikhil study? a. Computer Science b. Chemical c. IT d. Data inadequate
  147. 147. 120 Problem What does Govind study? a. IT b. Electrical c. Chemical d. Mechanical
  148. 148. 121 Problem Which of the following awards is given by UNESCO to those who popularize use of science in life? a. Booker Prize b. Magsaysay Award c. Kalinga Award d. Kalidas Samman
  149. 149. 122 Problem In the Supreme Court of India the number of Judges including the Chief Justice is presently a. 25 b. 21 c. 28 d. None of these
  150. 150. 123 Problem Which of the following is not a tax/duty levied by the Government of India? a. Service Tax b. Education Cess c. Customs Duty d. Toll Tax
  151. 151. 124 Problem Which of the following schemes was launched to promote basic education in India and attract children in the school-going age to attend the classes? a. Operation Flood b. Pulse Polio Abhiyan c. Mid Day Meal Scheme d. Operation Black Board
  152. 152. 125 Problem Commonwealth Day is observed of a. May 25 b. May 21 c. April 25 d. April 21
  153. 153. 126 Problem We read a term ECB in the financial newspapers. What is the full form of ECB ? a. Essential Credit and Borrowing b. Essential Commercial Borrowing c. External Credit and Business d. External Commercial Borrowing
  154. 154. 127 Problem World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Gender Gap Report 2008 ranks India on Global Gender Gap Index at position a. 113 b. 112 c. 114 d. 115
  155. 155. 128 Problem The statutory auditor for Satyam Computer Services Ltd has been a. Price water house Coopers b. Deloitte c. Ernst & Young d. None of these
  156. 156. 129 Problem World Forestry Day is-celebrated on a. February 21 b. March 21 c. January 21 d. April 21
  157. 157. 130 Problem Today Micro Finance is the most preferred route to meet the credit requirements of which of the following sections of the society? a. Big Corporate Houses b. High value individual customers c. Industrial units up to the investment of Rs.50 crores d. Poor and weaker sections of society
  158. 158. 131 Problem Recently one Indian cricket player has become the sixth batsman to score 10000 runs in Test cricket. The name of the player is a. Sachin Tendulkar b. Virender Sehwag c. Sourav Ganguly d. Rahul Dravid
  159. 159. (Questions 132 - 135) :Each of these has a question followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is strong and which is weak Mark answer as:1. if only argument II is strong2. if only argument I is strong.3. if either argument I or II is strong4. if neither argument I nor II is strong.
  160. 160. 132 Problem Should all the professional colleges in India be encouraged to run their own courses without affiliation to any university? Arguments : I. Yes, this is the only way to create more opportunities for those who seek professional training. II. No, this will dilute the quality of professional training as all such colleges may not be equipped to conduct such courses.
  161. 161. 133 Problem Should all those who have come in contact with the patients of infectious respiratory disease be quarantined in their houses? Arguments: I. No, nobody should be quarantined unless they are tested and found to be infected by the virus causing the disease. II. Yes; this is the only way to control the spread of the dreaded disease.
  162. 162. 134 Problem Should India support all the international policies of United States of America? Arguments I. No, many other powerful countries do not support the same. II. Yes, this is the only way to gain access to US development funds.
  163. 163. 135 Problem Should there be a complete ban on advertising of tobacco products in all media? Arguments: I. Yes, this is the only way to save people from suffering from cancer. II. No, this will adversely affect the sale of tobacco products.
  164. 164. Directions (Questions 136 -139) :In each of these questions two statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Consider the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be absurd. Mark answer as1. if only conclusion II follows.2. if only conclusion I follows.3. if either conclusion I or II follows.4. if neither conclusion I nor II follows
  165. 165. 136 Problem Statements: No coin is a dollar. Red token is a coin. Conclusions: I. Red token is not a dollar. II. Red token may not be a dollar.
  166. 166. 137 Problem Statements: All bulbs are birds. Some birds are butterflies. Conclusions: I. All butterflies are bulbs. II. Some bulbs are butterflies.
  167. 167. 138 Problem Statements: All lamps are poles. Some poles are pipes. Conclusions: I. Some lamps are pipes. II. Some pipes are poles.
  168. 168. 139 Problem Statements: Some tanks are ponds. Some ponds are buckets. Conclusions: I. Some buckets are ponds. II. Some tanks are buckets.
  169. 169. Directions (Questions 140 -143) :Identify the best way of writing the sentence in the context of the correctusage of standard written English.
  170. 170. 140 Problem If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future. a. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future. b. If we cooperate together by dividing up the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future. c. If we cooperate by dividing up the booty together, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future. d. If we cooperate with each other by dividing the booty, we shall be able to work together smoothly in the future.
  171. 171. 141 Problem Entertainment being recognized as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty, a. Recognizing entertainment as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty. b. Entertainment being recognized as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty. c. Recognition of it being an important factor in improving mental and physical health entertainment reduces human misery and poverty. d. "Entertainment is recognized as an important factor in improving mental and physical health and thereby reducing human misery and poverty.
  172. 172. 142 Problem To be sure, there would be scarcely no time left for over other things if school children would have been expected to have considered all sides of every matter on which they had opinions. a. To be sure, there would be scarcely any time left for other things if working people should be expected to have considered all sides of every matter on which they had opinion. b. There would be scarcely no time left over for other things if working people would have been expected to have considered all sides of every matter on which they had opinions: c. To be sure, there would be scarcely any time left over for other things if school children were expected to consider all sides of every matter on which they had opinions. d. To be sure, there would be scarcely no time left over for other things if school children will be expected to have been considering all sides of every matter on which they had opinions.
  173. 173. 143 Problem Unless they reverse present policies immediately, the world may suffer irreversible damage from the unregulated use of Bio weapons. a. Unless present policies are reversed immediately, the world may suffer irreversible damage from the unregulated use of Bio weapons. b. Unless they reverse present policies immediately, the world may suffer irreversible damage from the unregulated use of Bio weapons. c. Unless present policies are reversed, the world may suffer irreversible damage from the unregulated use of Bio weapons. d. Unless present policies are reversed, the world may suffer irreversible damage through the unregulated use of Bio weapons.
  174. 174. 144 Problem It is proposed to set up an I IT in Jaipur with the Collaboration of which country? a. Germany b. France c. Australia d. Japan
  175. 175. 145 Problem As per reports of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which country has the largest number of under-nourished people? a. Bangladesh b. China c. Congo d. India
  176. 176. 146 Problem Who is the President of World Bank ? a. Robert Zoellick b. Pascal Lamy c. Raul Castro d. None of these
  177. 177. 147 Problem Which is the leading natural gas producing country ? a. Canada b. USA c. Russia d. Iran
  178. 178. 148 Problem Who is the recipient of the Man Booker Prize 2008? a. Vikram Seth b. Arundhati Roy c. Amitav Ghosh d. Aravind Adiga
  179. 179. 149 Problem Green Banking means a. financing of irrigation projects by banks b. development of forestry by banks c. financing of environment friendly projects by banks d. None of these
  180. 180. 150 Problem Vijay Kelkar Committee report deals with a. Centre-State financial relations . b. Tax reforms c. Trade reforms d. Reforms in public sector enterprises
  181. 181. 151 Problem Motorcycle model Hayabusa has been launched by. a. TVS b. Honda c. Suzuki d. Yamaha
  182. 182. 152 Problem Which of the following companies has signed an MoU with Money Gram Internationals agent Air wings Services Pvt. Ltd. to offer international money transfer services in India ? a. BPCL b. IOC c. HPCL d. None of these
  183. 183. 153 Problem Which of the following banks has recently entered into a joint venture agreement with Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for launching general insurance business in India? a. Allahabad Bank b. PNB c. SBI d. Indian Bank
  184. 184. 154 Problem DTAA stands for a. Direct Tariff Avoidance Agreement b. Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement c. Direct Taxation Avoidance Agreement d. Double Tariff Avoidance Agreement
  185. 185. 155 Problem The recent two-day summit of leaders of G-20 countries was held at. a. Sydney b. Washington c. Paris d. London
  186. 186. 156 Problem The well-known book The Argumentative Indian is written by a. Khushwant Singh b. Robin Sharma c. Pavan K. Verma d. Amartya Sen
  187. 187. 157 Problem A clock is set right at 5 a.m. If it loses 16 min in 24 hours, what will be the true time when the clock indicates 10 p.m. on the 4th day? a. 11.00 p.m. b. 8.00 p.m. c. 10.00 p.m. d. 9.00 p.m.
  188. 188. 158 Problem How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 8314629 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as after arranging the digits in descending order? a. Two b. One c. Three d. None of these
  189. 189. 159 Problem A 4 cm cube is cut into 1 cm cubes. Find the percentage increase in surface .area. a. 200% b. 100% c. 400% d. 300%
  190. 190. 160 Problem How many numbers are there between 500 and 600 in which 9 occurs only once? a. 19 b. 18 c. 20 d. 21
  191. 191. 161 Problem The speeds of three cars are in the ratio 2:3:4. The ratio between the times taken by these cars to travel the same distance is a. 4: 3 : 2 b. 2: 3 : 4 c. 4: 3 : 6 d. 6: 4 : 3
  192. 192. 162 Problem Shyams house, his office and his gym are all equidistant from each other. The distance between any 2 of them is 4 km! Shyam starts walking from his gym in a direction parallel to the road connecting his office and his house and stops when he reaches a point directly east of his office. He then reverses direction and walks till he reaches a point directly south of his office. The total distance walked by Shyam is a. 9 km b. 6 km c. 16 km d. 12 km
  193. 193. 163 Problem Alok walks to a viewpoint and returns to the starting point by his car and thus takes a total time of 6 hours 45 minutes. He would have gained 2 hours by driving both ways. How long would it have taken for him to walk both ways? a. 7 hr 45 min b. 8 hr 45 min c. 5 hr 30 min d. None of these
  194. 194. 164 Problem Ruchis house is to the right of Vanis house at a distance of 20 metres in the same row facing North. Shabi nas house is in the North-East direction of Vanis house at a distance of 25 metres.Determine that Ruchis house is in which direction with respect to Shabinas house. a. South b. East c. North-East d. West
  195. 195. 165 Problem Honey was twice as old as Vani 10 years ago. How old is Vani today if Honey will be 40 years old 10 years hence? a. 25 years b. 20 years c. 15 years d. 35 years
  196. 196. 166 Problem The age of the father 5 years ago was 5 times the age of his son. At present the fathers age is 3 times that of his son. What is the present age of the father? a. 33 years b. 30 years c. 45 years d. None of these
  197. 197. 167 Problem Pointing to a lady in the photograph, Shaloo said, "Her sons father is the son-in- law of my mother." How is Shaloo related to the lady? a. Sister b. Aunt c. Mother d. Cousin
  198. 198. 168 Problem Ravi is the son of Amans fathers sister. Sahil is the son of Divya who is the mother of Gaurav and grandmother of Aman. Ashok is the father of Tanya and grandfather of Ravi. Divya is wife of Ashok. How is Gauravs wife related to Tanya? a. Sister b. Niece c. Sister-in-law d. Data inadequate
  199. 199. 169 Problem Kailash faces towards North. Turning to his right, he walks 25 metres. He then turns to his left and walks 30 metres. Next, he moves 25 metres to his right. He then turns to his right again and walks 55 metres. Finally, he turns to the right and moves 40 metres. In which direction is he now from his starting point? a. South b. South-West c. North-West d. South-East
  200. 200. 170 Problem One tap can fill a cistern in 2 hours and another can empty the cistern in 3 hours. How long will they take to fill the cistern if both the taps are open? a. 7 hours b. 6 hours c. 5 hours d. None of these
  201. 201. 171 Problem A cistern has a leak which would empty it in 8 hours. A tap is turned on which admits 6 liters, a minute into the cistern and it is now emptied in 12 hours. The cistern can hold. a. 7860 liters b. 6840 liters c. 8640 liters d. None of these
  202. 202. 172 Problem A train 100 meters long passes a bridge at the rate of 72 km/hr in 25 seconds. What is the length of the bridge? a. 170 m b. 400 m c. 600 m d. None of these
  203. 203. 173 Problem A swimmer can swim a certain distance in the direction of current in 5 hrs and return the same distance in 7 firs. If the stream flows at the rate of 1 km/hr, find the speed of the swimmer in still water. a. 5 km/hr b. 4 km/hr c. 6 km/hr d. 7 km/hr
  204. 204. 174 Problem In a mixture of 60 liters, the ratio of milk and water is 2 : 1. If this ratio is to be 1 : 2, then the quantity of water to be further added is: a. 30 liters b. 20 liters c. 40 liters d. 60 liters
  205. 205. 175 Problem A tree is broken by the wind. The top struck the ground at an angle 30° and at a distance of 30 m from the root. The whole height of the tree is approximately. a. 52 m b. 17 m c. 34 m d. 30 m
  206. 206. 176 Problem The radius of the base of a conical tent is 5 cm. If the tent is 12 m high then the area of the canvas required in making the tent is: a. 300 π m2 b. 60 π m2 c. 90 π m2 d. None of these
  207. 207. 177 Problem A lawn is in the form of an isosceles triangle. The cost of turning it came to Rs. 1,200 at Rs. 4 per m2. If the base be 40 m long, find the length of each side. a. 25 m b. 24 m c. 26 m d. None of these
  208. 208. 178 Problem A lamp post has half of its length in mud,1/3 of its length in water and above the water. Find the total length of the post. a. 20 m b. 15 m c. 25 m d. 30 m
  209. 209. 179 Problem At a point on level ground, the angle of elevation of a vertical tower is found to be such that its tangent is 5/12. On walking 192m towards the tower, the tangent of the angle of elevation is 3/4. The height of the tower is. a. 96m b. 150 m c. 180 m d. 226 m
  210. 210. 180 Problem One liter of water is evaporated from 6 liters of a solution containing 5% salt. Find the percentage of salt in the remaining solution. a. 8% b. 10% c. 6% d. 4%
  211. 211. 181 Problem The average weight of 29 students in a class is 48 kg. If the weight of the teacher is in duded, the average weight rises by 500 g. Final the weight of the teacher. a. 57 kg b. 60 kg c. 65 kg d. 63 kg
  212. 212. 182 Problem There are two candidates Bhiku and Mhatre lor an election. Bhiku gets 65% of the total valrj votes. If the total votes were 6,000, what is the number of valid votes that the other candidate Mhatre gets if 25% of the total votes were declared invalid? a. 1575 b. 1625 c. 1675 d. 1525
  213. 213. 183 Problem In a medical certificate, by mistake a candidate gave his height as 25% more than actual. In the interview panel he clarified that his height was 5 feet 5 inches. Find the percentage correction made by the candidate from his stated height to his actual height. a. 28.56 b. 20 c. 25 d. None of these
  214. 214. (Questions 184 - 190) :In each of these questions two quantities, one in column A and one in columnB are given .Compare the two and mark answer as:
  215. 215. 184 Problem Column A Column B 1 3 2 expressed as a percent 3.5%
  216. 216. 185 Problem Column A Column B Time elapsed from 11.50 P.M. 1/3 hour to 12.02 A.M.
  217. 217. 186 Problem Column A Column B Semi-circumference of Circumference of a circle with radius a circle with radius 10 cm 5 cm 1
  218. 218. 187 Problem Column A Column B √16 1/0.25
  219. 219. 188 Problem Column A Column B 2/√6 √6 /3
  220. 220. 189 Problem Column A Column B 3 2 3 0.1x 16 64 X 0.4
  221. 221. 190 Problem Column A Column B Number of ways to arrange 5 Number of minutes in two hours different books on a shelf
  222. 222. Directions (Questions 191-195) :In a survey conducted in five chilies viz. Pune, Kanpur, Raisen, Surat andTrivandrurr, the percentage of people using T (trains),.B (buses), C (cars) asmode« of transport was found and is represented by a triangular bar diagramgiven below. Tie number of persons surveyed in the cities Pune, Canpur, Raisen,Surat and Trivandrum are respectvely 2000, 4000, 6000, 3000 and 8000.Trïns
  223. 223. 191 Problem The city where the least number of persons use buses is: a. Raisen b. Surat c. Kanpur d. Pune
  224. 224. 192 Problem The average number of persons using train for transportation in Pune,. Kanpur, Raisen and Trivandrum is a. 1920 b. 1875 c. 1750 d. 1920
  225. 225. 193 Problem The mode of transport used by the least number of persons in all given cities is a. Cars b. Trains c. Buses d. Cars and Buses
  226. 226. 194 Problem Among the given fives cities, the cities where less than 30% of the people use cars for transport are a. Pune and Raisen b. Kanpur and Trivandrum c. Pune, Kanpur, Raisen d. Pune, Kanpur, Surat
  227. 227. 195 Problem Which of the following statement is not true? a. more percentage of people use buses for transport in Surat the Pune. b. 50% of the people use trains for transport in Kanpur and Raisen. c. in Trivandrum, more than 50% of the people use cars for transport. d. in Raisen, the percentage of people using trains is more than those using buses.
  228. 228. Directions (Questions 196- 200):each of these questions consist of a question and two statements numbered I and II the question. Marks answer as1. if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while used data in statement I atone are not sufficient to answer the question..2. if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while used data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.3. if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.4. if data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
  229. 229. 196 Problem What will be average weight the remaining Class ? I. Average Weight of 30 Children out the total 46 in the class is 22.5 kg and that Of the remaining children is 29,fH Kg child having weight more than 40 kg b excluded. II. Average weight of a class 46 children is 13.5 kg. A child weighting 46 kg is dropped out
  230. 230. 197 Problem The weight of A,B, C are in the ratio of 8:7:5. As weight is 60% more than Cs: Find the weight of B I. Total weight A,B,C is 100 Kg. II. Difference between As and Cs weight is15 Kgs.
  231. 231. 198 Problem What will be the Compound Interest on a sum after 3 years? I. Compound Interest on the sum at %% per annum for 2 year is Rs. 12.50 more than the Simple Interest. II. the difference between Compound Interest and Simple Interest on the same for 3 years at 5% per annum is Rs. 38.1.25.
  232. 232. 199 Problem What is the cost of laying a carpet in rectangular hall? I. Cost of the carpet is Rs. 450 per square meter. II. Perimeter of the hall is 50 meter.
  233. 233. 200 Problem A well is dug and the soil has been spread all around it which forms a circular embankment. What is the height of the embankment? I. The well is dug to depth of 5m. II. The radius of the well is 1.5 m.
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