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1. 1. Quantitative Aptitude Question 1 : Two pipes A and B are attached to a cistern. Pipe A can fill the cistern in 3 hours while pipe B can empty it in 9 hours. When both the pipes are opened together, find the time for filling the cistern? Answer : 4.5 hours Question 2 : what is a percent of b divided by b percent of a? Answer : 1 Question 3 : How many seconds will it take for a train 100 meters long moving at the rate of 15 m/sec to overtake another train 80 m long running from the opposite side at the rate of 90 km/hr? Answer : 4.5 secs Question 4 : The sum of all two-digit numbers is Answer : 4905 Question 5 : The angles of a triangle are in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3, then the smallest angle is Answer : 30 Question 6 : The arithmetic mean of 15 numbers is 41.What is the sum of numbers Answer : 621 Question 7 : 6202.5 + 620.25 + 62.025 + 6.2025 + 0.62025 =
2. 2. Answer : 6891.59775 Question 8 : A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell pulses at the cost price, but he uses a false weight of 975gm. for a kg. His gain percentage is Answer : 2.56 Question 9 : A fruit seller buys 50 bananas at the market price of 40 bananas from market,if he sells these bananas giving a discount of 5% ,what is the profit % ? Answer : 3 Question 10 : 4 men or 8 women can do a piece of work in 24 days. In how many days, will 12 men and 8 women do the same work? Answer : 1.5 Question 11 : Consider the series given below: 4/12/95, 1/1/96, 29/1/96, 26/2/96 The next term of the series is (A) 24/3/96 (B) 25/3/96 (C) 26/3/96 (D) 27/3/96 Answer : b Question 12 : 1313 × 137 = ? (A) 136 (B) 1319 (C) 1320 (D) 13-6 Answer : C
3. 3. Question 13 : 808 ÷ 8 ÷ 0.4 = ? (A) 40.4 (B) 252.5 (C) 25.25 (D) 202.05 Answer : B Question 14 : 808 ÷ 8 ÷ 0.4 = ? (A) 40.4 (B) 252.5 (C) 25.25 (D) 202.05 Answer : B Question 15 : A boat running down stream covers a distance of 16 km in 2 hours while for covering the same distance upstream it takes 4 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water ? (A) 4 kmph (B) 6 kmph (C) 8 kmph (D) Data inadequate Answer : B Question 16: What approximate value should come in place of the Question mark (?) in the following equation ? 35% of 1479 + 29% of 3210 = ? (A) 1600 (B) 1250 (C) 1300 (D) 1450 Answer : D Question 17: The average marks obtained by Suresh in English and History is 55. The average marks obtained by him in English and Science is 65. What is the difference between the marks obtained by him in History and Science ? (A) 40 (B) 60
4. 4. (C) 20 (D) Data inadequate Answer : C Question 18 : The number of students at the university increased to 4620, compared to last year’s 4125, an absolute increase of 495 students.What is the percentage increase? (A) 12% (B) 13% (C) 14% (D) Data inadequate Answer : A Question 19: The ratio of the present ages of Sita and her son is 5:2 respectively. Seven years hence, the ratio will be 2:1. What was the age of Sita when her son was born? (A) 28 years (B) 35 years (C) 21 Years (D)Cannot be determined Answer : C Question 20: 140% of 56 + 56% of 140 = ? (a) 78.4 (b) 158.6 (c) 156.6 (d) 87.4 (e) None of these Answer : e Question 21: If the compound interest accrued on an amount of Rs. 15,000 in two years in Rs.2,496, what is the rate of interest p.c.p.a.? (a) 8 (b) 10 (c) 6 (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these Answer : a Question 22:
5. 5. I f the digits o f a two digit number are interchanged, the number formed is greater than the origina l number by 4 5 . If the difference between the digits is 5, what is the original number ? (a) 16 (b) 27 (c) 38 (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these Answer : d Question 23: 75% of a number is equal to four fifth of another number. What is the ratio between first number and the second number ? (a) 5:3 (b) 15: 16 (c) 3:5 (d) 16: 15 (e) None of these Answer : d Question 24: Mr. More spent 20% of his monthly income on food and 15% on children’s education.40 % of the remaining he spent on entertainment and transport together and 30% on the medical. He is left with an amount of Rs. 8,775 after all these expenditures. What is Mr. More’s monthly income ? (a) Rs. 40,000 (b) Rs. 35,000 (c) As. 42,000 (d) Rs. 38,000 (e) None of these Answer : e Question 25: 5687.285 ÷ 4872.35 = 12 = ? (a) 5995 (b) 5905 (c) 6025 (d) 6095 (e) 6295 Answer : d Question 26: (35.95)2 – (24.001)2 = ? (a) 731 (b) 732 (c) 720 (d) 740 (e) 730 Answer : c Question 27:
6. 6. Strength of Institute F in 2004 is what per cent of the total strength of that Institute for all seven years together ? (Rounded off to two digits after decimal) (a) 14.28 (b) 14.98 (c) 12.90 (d) 14.75 (e) None of these Answer : d Question 28: How many meaningful English words can be made with the letters ELRU using each letter only once in each word ? (a) None (b) One (c) Two (d) Three (e) More than three Answer : d Question 29: The positions of the first and the fifth digits in the number 53261489 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) 8 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4 (e) None of these Answer : b Question 30: What will come in place of Question marks in below Question 4832, 5840, 6848, ? (a) 7815 (b) 7846 (c) 7856 (d) 7887 Answer – c Question 31: What will come in place of Question marks in below
7. 7. Question 9, 27, 31, 155, 161, 1127, ? (a) 316 (b) 1135 (c) 1288 (d) 2254 Answer –b Question 32: A and B can complete a work in 15 days and 10 days respectively.They started doing the work together but after 2 days B had to leave and A alone completed the remaining work.The whole work was completed in (a) 8 days (b) 10 days (c) 12 days (d) 15 days Answer – 12 days Question 33: A cistern can be filled by a tap in 4 hours while it can be emptied by another tap in 9 hours. If both the taps are opened simultaneously, then after how much time will the cistern get filled? (a) 4.5 hrs (c) 6.5 hrs (b) 5 hrs (d) 7.2 hrs Answer – d Question 34: Sakshi can do a piece of work in 20 days. Tanya is 25% more efficient than Sakshi. The number of days taken by Tanya to do the same piece of work is : (a) 15 (b) 16 (c) 18 (d)25 Answer – b Question 35: A train covers a distance of 10 km in 12 minutes. It its speed is decreased by 5 km/hr the time taken by it to cover the same distance will be (a) 10min (c) 13 min (b) 11min 20 sec (d) 13 min 20 sec
8. 8. Answer –c Question 36: A train running at the speed of 60 krn/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the length of the train? (a) 120 metres (b) 180 metres (c) 324 metres (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these Answer – e Question 37 50 square stone slabs of equal size were needed to cover a floor area of72 sq. m. The length of each stone slab is: (a) 102cm (b) 120cm (c)201 cm (d)210 cm Answer –b Question 38: A, B, C enter into a partnership investing Rs. 35,000, Rs. 45,000 and Rs. 55,000 respectively. The respective shares of A, B, C in an annual profit or Rs. 40,500 are: (a) Rs. 10,500, Rs. 13,500, Rs, 16,500 (b) Rs. 11,500, Rs. 13,000, Rs. 16,000 (c) Rs. 11,000, Rs. 14,000, Rs. 15,500 (d) Rs. 11,500, Rs. 12,500, Rs. 16,500 Answer -a Question 39 How many words can be formed from the letters of the word 'SIGNATURE' so that the vowels always come together? (a) 720 (b) 1440 (d) 3600 (c)2880 (e) 17280 Answer – e Question 40: How much time will it take for an amount ofRs. 450 to yield Rs. 81 as interest at 4.5% per annum of simple interest? (a) 3.5 years (c)4.5 years (b) 4 years (d) 5 years
9. 9. Answer –b Question 41 Find the wrong number in the series: 3, 8, 15,24,34,48,63 (a) 15 (c) 34 (e) 63 (b) 24 (d) 48 Answer – c Q uestion 42: From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top ofa tower is 30°. If the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is : (a) 149m (b) 156m (c) 173m (d)200m Answer – c Q uestion 43: A man invested Rs. 14,400 in Rs. 100 shares ofa company at 20% premium. If the company declares 5% dividend at the end of the year, then how much does he get? (a) Rs. 500 (b) Rs. 600 (c) Rs. 650 (d) Rs. 720 Answer – b Q uestion 44: At what angle the hands of a clock are inclined at 15 minutes past 5 ? (a)58 (b)46 (c)67 (d)27 Answer – c Q uestion 45: Harshad bought 15 pieces of cameras at 45oo INR each and sold all of them at total price of 81000 INR.what is the percent profit eared in the deal? a)50/3 b)20 c)25 d)20.5 e)none Answer - b Instructions for Q uestion s from number 46 to number 50: Total number of lecturers in a university is 1600.The percentage of lecturers in different subjects are
10. 10. • zoology -22% • chemistry – 13% • education – 18% • hindi – 12% • maths – 21% • physics – 14% Ratio of male to female lecturers are subject male female maths 3 4 education 5 3 hindi 1 3 chemistry 1 7 physics 9 5 zoology 7 9 Question 46 Total number of lecturers (both male and female) in Hindi is approximately what percent of the total number of female lecturers in maths and chemistry together a)58 b)43 c)47 d)51 e)40 Answer – d Question 47 What is the difference between total number of lecturers (both male and female) in zoology and total number of male lecturers in chemistry and education together a)192 b)182 c)146 d)136 e)none Answer –c Question 4 8 What is the difference between total number of female lecturers in zoology and number of male lecturers in hindi a)156 b)160 c)150 d)153 e)none Answer –c
11. 11. Question 4 9 What is the total number of male lecturers in university a)696 b)702 c)712 d)668 e)none Answer – a Question 50 What is the ratio of number of female lecturers in physics to number of male lectures in maths? a)5:9 b)2:9 c)3:7 d)5:3 e) none Answer – a Reasoning Question 1 If C E J Q is coded as X V Q J , then B D I P will be coded as ……….. (A) YWRK (B) YWKR (C) YWSL (D) XVQJ Answer - A Question 2 In a given code SISTER is coded as 535301. UNCLE as 84670 and BOY as 129. How is RUSTIC written in the code? (A) 633185 (B) 185336 (C) 363815 (D) 581363 Answer - b Question 3 A is B’s sister. C is B’s mother. D is C’s father. E is D’s mother. Then how is A related to D? (A) A is the granddaughter of D (B) A is the grandson of D (C) A is the daughter of D (D) A is the sister of D Answer – a
12. 12. Question 4 Madan is taller than Prabhu but shorter than Ram,Prabhu is as tall as Varun but taller than Nilesh.Which of the following statements is definitely true for Varun? (A) Varun is shorter than Nilesh (B) Varun is the tallest (C) Varun is the shortest (D)Varun is taller than Nilesh Answer – d Question 5 What should come next in the following letter series? BBCBCDBCDEBCDEFBCDEFGBCDEFG (A) H (B) B (C) C (D) DA Answer - a Question 6 Seven men A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is (A) blue (B) violet (C) red (D)orange Answer - c Question 7 On another planet, the local terminology for earth, water, light, air and ‘sky’ are ‘sky’ ,‘light’, ‘air’, ‘water’ and ‘earth’ respectively. If someone is thirsty there, what would he drink”? (A) Sky (B) Water (C) Air (D) Light Answer - d Instructions for
13. 13. Question from number 8 to number 14 A reputed Research Institute decided to select research assistant applying the following selection criteria: The candidate must (A) be a post-graduate with minimum 60% marks. (B) have at least two research publications. (C) have studied statistics as one of the subjects at graduation. (D) have at least one year’s experience in teaching on research. (E) be not less than 25 years and not more than 30 years of age as on 16.7.2010. However, if a candidate fulfils all other conditions except: (i) (B) above, but has done Ph.D., the case may be referred to the Chairman of the institute. (ii) (A) above, but has secured minimum 50% marks at post-graduation and has also completed M.Phil, the may be referred to the Director. (iii) (D) above, but has three years experience of working in industry, the case may be referred to the President. (iv) (C) above, but has studied Research Methodology at graduate or postgraduate level, the case may be referred to the Executive Director. Based on the above criteria and the information given in the each of the following cases, you have to take a decision.You are not to assume anything.The cases are being given to you as on 16.7.2010. Question 8 Radhika is a post-graduate having studied Research-Methodology as one of the paper at post-graduation. She secured 75% marks at post-graduation. She is working as Research Assistant in a private firm since June 2009 and has got three of her papers published during her tenure in the firm. Her date of birth is 25.4.1983. (A) Refer to the Director (B) Refer to the Executive Director (C) Refer to the Chairman (D) Not to be selected Answer – b
14. 14. Question 9 John, a 27-year-old post-graduate in Statistics with 65% marks, is working as a lecturer in a degree college for past two years. Statistics was his main subject at B.Sc too. He is doing M.Phil. and plans to do Ph.D. (A) Refer to the Chairman (B) Refer to the Executive Director (C) Refer to the President (D) Not to be selected Answer – d Question 10 Santosh Yadav has completed graduation with 67% marks, having Statistics as main subject. He has also completed postgraduation with 70% marks. His date of birth is 19.7.1984. He has registered for Ph.D in 2007 and has four research publications to his credit. He has been working as a lecturer since 2008. (A) Refer to the President (B) Refer to the Chairman (C) Refer to the Director (D) To be selected Answer – d Question 11 Uma Shankar, a post-graduate with 55% marks in Commerce, has studied Economics and Statistics in graduation as well as post- graduation. He has also done M.Phil. and has more than five research paper publications. He is teaching in the University since January 2008.His date of birth is 1981. (A) Refer to the Chairman (B) Refer to the President (C) Refer to the Director (D) Not to be selected Answer – c