ENGLISH
Directions (1 – 7): In the following passage there are SEVEN blanks,
each of which has been labelled (A)(G). Choose the appropriate words/phrases
that fit each of the blanks appropriately.
It
is a wellestablished fact that India faces a serious threat from what is
officially referred to as Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN). The fake notes
find their way into the country through several entry points, the hot ones
being the IndiaNepal and West BengalBangladesh border sectors. The fake money
not only dilutes the strength of the national economy but also sponsors an
__ (A) __ web of illegal nonstate and antistate actors, in
the likes of arms suppliers, drug smugglers, and terror groups.
Will
the demonetization policy have an impact on this cancerous racket of fake
currency? If the RBI continues to import paper and security ink for the new
notes from the same foreign companies as Pakistan, then the new series will
remain as __ (B) __ to counterfeiting as the older
ones. Not unlike __ (C) __ who ultimately succeed in crawling
into upgraded operating systems by __ (D) __their way through
security updates, the __ (E) __ fake currency web is designed
to survive structural disruptions — change of currency notes being one of them.
Hence,
the Indian government needs to do much more to permanently impair this hugely
complex international trade, and in this case, regional cooperation is __ (F)
__. Ironically, the __ (G) __ on financial terrorism
(which was more of a “carpet bombing” campaign) can bear only limited dividends
in the longer run as a standalone policy move — just like the Indian Army’s
crossborder adventure of late September.
1. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (A)?
A) Expansive
B) Limited
C) Narrow
D) Restricted
E) Cramped
2. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (B)?
A) Hardy
B) Vulnerable
C) Guarded
D) Secure
E) Safe
3. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (C)?
A) Hackers
B) Thieves
C) Burglar
D) Hooligan
E) Robber
4. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (D)?
A) Constant
B) Unchanged
C) Original
D) Mutating
E) Authentic
5. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (E)?
A) Simple
B) Naive
C) Sophisticated
D)
Inexperienced
E) Primitive
6. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (F)?
A) Trivial
B) Minor
C) Secondary
D) Inferior
E) Paramount
7. Which of the following
words appropriately fits the blank labelled (G)?
A) Surgical strike
B) Border
C) Battle
field
D) War zone
E) Playground
Directions (8 – 12): Fill in the
blanks with the most appropriate word out of the five alternatives suggested
below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct.
8. The sun _____ the only
brightest star in the galaxy that _____ light to the earth
A) Has,
shakes
B) Be, shines
C) Is, gives
D) Was,
illuminates
E) Were,
pours
9. _____ you sit and
finish your assignment _____ you leave.
A) But, or
B) Either,
nor
C) And,
either
D) Either, or
E) If, but
10. She is ____ than her friends but not the _____ in
her class.
A) Short,
shorter
B) Shorter,
shortest
C) Shortest,
shorter
D) Short,
shortest
E) Shortest,
short
11. Which airline flight
_____ she traveling _____?
A) On, is
B) Will, with
C) With, on
D) Is, on
E) Is, to
12. Don't turn _____ the
TV. I _____ watching it.
A) Off, am
B) Of, will
C) Of, was
D) Off, were
E) On, am
Answers:
1. A)
2. B) 3. A) 4. D)
5. C) 6. E) 7. A)
8. C) 9. E) 10. B)
11. D) 12. A)
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
1. Five friends scored
marks in a test such that two of them had equal marks, while remaining three
had one marks less than them. In total, they scored 312 marks. How many marks
did each of the three friends who scored lesser have?
A) 61
B) 62
C) 63
D) 64
E) 65
2. Pamela, Ricky and James
completed a work together in 36 days and received a total payment of Rs. 54000.
Pamela took half of the total money, Ricky took one third and James took
remaining. In how many days, Pamela and James would have finished the work if
Ricky was not working?
A) 72 days
B) 54 days
C) 96 days
D) 64 days
E) Can’t be
determined
3. Tom deposited Rs. 15000
in a bank that gives a 10% rate of interest on simple interest. He kept the
money in bank for 3 years and got some interest. How much money should he
invest in compound interest at same rate so that the same amount of interest
gets generated in 2 years?
A) Rs.18450
B) Rs.19718
C) Rs.20196
D) Rs.21429
E) Rs.22242
4. Arun, Sujan and Sandip
start running around a circular track and complete one round in 20, 28 and 36
seconds respectively. After how much time will the three meet again at the
starting point if they all have started running at the same time?
A) 196
seconds
B) 4 minutes
48 seconds
C) 2 minutes
6 seconds
D) 21 minutes
E) None of
these
5. A man covers 1/4th of
the journey at 6 km/hr by bus, 2/3rd of the remaining journey at 12 km/hr by
car and walks the remainder journey at 4 km/hr. He completes the whole journey
in 15 hours and 10 minutes. The length of journey is
A) 110 km
B) 103 km
C) 126 km
D) 118 km
E) 104 km
6. You are given five
digits, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8. With the condition that a digit can be used at most
twice in a number, how many five digit palindromes can be formed?
A) 20
B) 30
C) 60
D) 90
E) 120
7. Amit, Bumrah and Chris
started a business with investment in the ratio 5 : 6 : 8 respectively. After
one year Chris withdrew 60% of his capital and Amit increased his capital by
60% of his investment. After two years in what ratio should the earned profit
be distributed among Amit, Bumrah and Chris respectively?
A) 62 : 60 :
45
B) 60 : 63 :
32
C) 65 : 60 :
56
D) Can’t be
determined
E) None of
these
8. The average weight of
15 tools in a box is 56 grams. If the weight of box is considered, then the average
weight increases by 4 grams. What is the weight of the box?
A) 64 grams
B) 120 grams
C) 60 grams
D) 132 grams
E) 128 grams
9. An article is marked at
Rs. 1500 and the shopkeeper allows three successive discounts of 20%, 10% and
10% respectively. Find the SP of the article.
A) Rs.972
B) Rs.975
C) Rs.980
D) Rs.1080
E) None of
these
10. The radius of a sphere
is R and the radius of the base as well as the height of a cylinder is R. The
ratio of the volume of the cylinder to that of the sphere is
A) 4 : 3
B) 3 : 4
C) 2 : 3
D) 3 : 2
E) 4 : 1
Solutions:
1. B) Suppose the two friends who had equal
marks in test got T marks each.
Remaining
three friends got one mark less.
⇒ Remaining
three friends got (T1) marks each.
As
per given information, they scored 312 marks in total.
⇒ T + T +
(T1) + (T1) + (T1) = 312 ⇒ 5T – 3 = 312 ⇒ 5T = 315 ⇒ T = 63
⇒ T 1 = 62
∴ Each of
three friends who scored less, got (T1) marks, i.e., 62 marks
2. B) Pamela, Ricky and James completed a
work together in 36 days.
In
one day, together they will finish 1/36 of work.
Out
of Rs. 5400, Pamela took half of the total money, Ricky took one third and
James took remaining.
The
shares of Pamela, Ricky and James are in ratio (1/2):(1/3):(1(1/2)(1/3)),
i.e., 3:2:1.
We
know that efficiencies are in the same ratio as the share received in total
amount.
Let
us suppose that work done by Pamela, Ricky and James in one day is 3T, 2T and
T, respectively.
⇒ 3T + 2T + T
= 1/36 ⇒ 6T = 1/36 ⇒ T = 1/216
Work
done by Pamela in one day = 3T = 3/216 = 1/72
Work
done by James in one day = T = 3/216
Let
us suppose that when Pamela and James work together, they take N days to finish
the work.
⇒ N/72 + N/216
= 1 ⇒ 4N/216 = 1 ⇒ N = 54
∴ When Pamela
and James work together, they take 54 days to finish the work.
3. D) Money invested by Tom is Rs.
15000 for 3 years at 10% per annum in simple interest.
We
know, in case of simple interest,
Interest
= PTR/100
Interest
Tom will earn in 3 years = [(15000 × 10 × 3)/100] = Rs. 4500
Now,
same interest is to be earned by investing some money in compound interest at
same rate for 2 years.
Let
the money invested be Rs. T.
Money
invested by Tom is Rs. T for 2 years at 10% per annum in compound interest.
We
know, in case of compound interest,
I
= P [(1 + R/100)^{T} – 1]
⇒ 4500 = T × [(1 + (10/100))^{2}  1]
⇒ 4500 = T × ((1.1)^{2} – 1)
⇒ 4500 = T × (1.21 – 1)
⇒ T =
4500/0.21 = 21429
∴ Rs. 21429
should be invested in compound interest to earn same amount of interest.
4. D) Arun, Sujan and Sandip start running
around a circular track and complete one round in 20, 28 and 36 seconds
respectively.
∴ The interval
after that they would all meet together again
=
L.C.M of 20, 28, 36 = 1260 seconds = 21 minutes
5. E)
Let
the total distance be D km
⇒ Time taken to
cover 1/4^{th} of the journey = D/(4 × 6) = D/24 hrs
Remaining
journey = D – (D/4) = 3D/4
2/3^{rd} of
the remaining journey = 3D/4 × 2/3 = D/2
⇒ Time taken to cover 2/3^{rd} of
the remaining journey = D/(2 × 12) = D/24 hrs
Remaining
journey = D – D/4 – D/2 = D/4
⇒ Time taken to cover remaining
journey = D/(4 × 4) = D/16 hrs
Total time
taken = D/24 + D/24 + D/16 = (2D + 2D + 3D)/48 = 7D/48
The
man completes the whole journey in 15 hours and 10 minutes or 910/60 hr
⇒ 7D/48 = 91/6
D
= (910 × 48)/(60 × 7)
D
= 104 km
Hence
the answer is 104 km
6. C) A palindrome is a pattern that is same when read from
left to right or right to left.
A
five digit palindrome will be of the form ABCBA, where A, B and C are digits
which may or may not be same, and A ≠ 0.
In
the given case, only possible digits allowed are 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8.
None
of the digits can occur more than twice. So, A ≠ B ≠ C.
A
can be assigned any of 5 values. Then, B can be assigned any of remaining 4
values. Then, C can be assigned any of remaining 3 values.
∴ Total number
of five digit palindromes can be formed = 5 × 4 × 3 = 60.
7. C) Let the capitals invested by Amit,
Bumrah and Chris be 5x,6x and 8x respectively.
Investment
of Chris after 1 year = 8x – (60% of 8x) = 8x – 4.8x = 3.2x
Investment
of Amit after 1 year = 5x + (60% of 5x) = 5x + 3x = 8x
Ratio
of profit shares of Amit, Bumrah and Chris at the end of 2 years will be in
ratio of their effective investments
After
2 years,
Amit’s
total contribution = (5x × 12) + (8x × 12) = 13x × 12
Bumrah’s
total contribution = (6x × 12) + (6x × 12) = (12x × 12)
Chris’s
total contribution = (8x × 12) + (3.2x × 12) = (11.2x × 12)
∴ Ratio of
their profits after two years = 13x: 12x: 11.2x = 65 : 60 : 56
8. B) The average weight of 15 tools is 56
grams
∴ Total weight
of all tools = Average × total number of tools = 56 × 15
⇒ Total weight
= 840 grams
Average
weight when box is considered = 56 + 4 = 60 grams
∴ Total weight
considering the box = 60 × 16 = 960 lbs
∴ Weight of
the box = 960 – 840
⇒ Weight of
the box = 120 lbs
9. A) Marked price of the article = Rs 1500
Price
after first discount of 20% = 1500 – 20% of 1500
=
1500 – 20/100 × 1500 = 1500 – 300 = 1200
Price
after second discount of 10% = 1200 – 10% of 1200
=
1200 – 10/100 × 1200 = 1200 – 120 = 1080
Price
after third discount of 10% = 1080 – 10% of 1080
=
1080  10/100 × 1080 = 1080 – 108 = 972
Hence
final selling price of the product after three successive discounts of 20%, 10%
and 10% respectively = Rs 972
10. B) Volume of a solid sphere of radius r
is given by Volume = 4πr^{3}/3
∴ Volume of
the given solid sphere = 4πR^{3}/3
Also,
Volume of a right circular cylinder is given as: πr^{2}h cubic units
Where,
r = radius of base,
h
= height (or length)
∴ Volume of
the given right circular cylinder = πR^{2}× R = π R^{3}
∴ ratio of
volume of cylinder to volume of sphere = πR^{2}/(4πR^{3}/3) = 3 : 4
REASONING
Directions (1 – 2): Read
the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:
Point
M is 5 meters towards the North of Point L.
Point
P is 10 meters towards the East of point M.
Point
N is 6 meters towards the East of point L.
Point
O is 11 meters towards the West of point N.
1. How far should one walk
from Point L in order to reach point O?
A) 4m
B) 9m
C) 5m
D) 14m
E) 8m
2. If a person walks 5 m
towards the South from point P and then walks after taking a right turn, which
of the following points would he reach first?
A) L
B) M
C) N
D) O
E) None of
these
Directions (3 – 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given
below.
The
intelligence and weights of six students in a class are as follows:
i.
Ajay is thinner and more intelligent than Tanvi but fatter and less intelligent
than Surbhi.
ii.
Bhanu is thinner than cherry who is more intelligent as Tanvi.
iii.
The most intelligent is the fattest.
iv.
The least intelligent would be would be fourth if students sit in a line on a
bench according to their weights and one started counting from the thinnest.
v.
Bhanu is less intelligent than Rekha but more intelligent than Cherry who is
more intelligent than Surbhi, who is fatter than Cherry
3. Who among them is
thinnest?
A) Tanvi
B) Cherry
C) Surbhi
D) Data
inadequate
E) None of
these
4. Who is more intelligent
than Tanvi but fatter than Surbhi?
A) Rekha
B) Bhanu
C) Ajay
D) Data
inadequate
E) None of
these
5. Which of the following
is definitely true?
A) Bhanu is
most intelligent in the group?
B) Tanvi is
the thinnest student in the group.
C) Ajay is
intelligent than Bhanu.
D) Rekha is
the fattest.
E) None of
these.
Directions (6 – 10): These questions are based on the data given below.
Six
captains of different cricket team – A through F are sitting in row facing the
same direction. Each of them is a captain of different states among – Punjab,
Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, MP and UP not necessarily in the given order.
Each of them has a different lucky number among 21 through 26.
A
and C are not sitting at the extreme ends and also A is sitting three places
away to the left of C. A is sitting adjacent to the person whose lucky number
26 who is not sitting at the extreme ends. The lucky number of the person who
is captain of Delhi is not 25. C’s lucky number is not 23 and F is sitting at
the extreme right. Captain of Rajasthan is sitting adjacent to A. The sum of
the lucky numbers of C and B is 46. The sum of the lucky numbers of the captain
of MP and C is 47 and they both are sitting adjacent to each other. The persons
who is captain of Delhi and Maharashtra are sitting adjacent to each other. The
sum of the lucky numbers of the persons who is captain of Maharashtra and Delhi
is 48. The person who is captain of UP is sitting at the extreme left. B is
three places away to the left of E.
6. In which position is E
sitting from the extreme left?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 6
D) 1
E) None of
these
7. Who is the captain of
Punjab team?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) F
8. The person whose lucky
number is 21 is the captain of _____
A) Rajasthan
B) UP
C) Punjab
D) MP
E) None of
these
9. Who is sitting two
places away to the right of D?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) F
E) None of
these
10. Whose lucky number is
22?
A) B
B) A
C) E
D) D
E) Can’t be
determined
Solutions:
(1 – 2): Given information can be represented,
diagrammatically, as follows:
1. C) 2. C)
(3 – 5): As per given info.
Intelligence:
Starting from more intelligent to least.
Rekha
> Bhanu > Cherry > Surbhi > Ajay > Tanvi
As
per weights: Starting from fattest
Rekha
> Tanvi > Ajay > Surbhi > Cherry > Bhanu
As no relation
is given between Surbhi and Bhanu so we can’t predict the thinnest person.
3. D)
4. D) 5. D)
(6 – 10):
1)
Captain of Rajasthan is sitting adjacent to A.
2)
A and C are not sitting at the extreme ends.
3)
A is sitting three places away to the left of C.
Since
A and C are not sitting on extreme end and A is 3 places left of C, thus A and
C has to occupy positions 2 and 5 respectively.
Thus
captain of Rajasthan occupies either 1 or 3.
Name

A

C


State


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

4)
The person who is captain of UP is sitting at the extreme left, i.e. position
1.
Thus
the captain of Rajasthan is at position 3.
Name

A

C


State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

5)
F is sitting at the extreme right.
B
is three places away to the left of E.
Thus
F occupies position 6 and B and E has to occupy position 1 and 4 respectively.
Name

B

A

E

C

F


State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

6)
The only left person is D and he occupies position 3.
Thus
D is the captain of team Rajasthan.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

7)
The sum of the lucky numbers of the captain of MP and C is 47 and they both are
sitting adjacent to each other.
8)
The persons who is captain of Delhi and Maharashtra are sitting adjacent to
each other.
Since
only C has adjacent places vacant near him, he has to be either the captain of
Delhi or Maharashtra and accordingly the captain of MP and that of either Delhi
or Maharashtra will be positioned at position 4 and 6.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

9)
A is sitting adjacent to the person whose lucky number 26 who is not sitting at
the extreme ends.
Thus
D lucky no is 26.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

26

10)
C’s lucky number is not 23.
11)
The sum of the lucky numbers of C and B is 46.
12)
The sum of the lucky numbers of the captain of MP and C is 47.
The
remaining lucky no are 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.
Sum
46 can be made by adding 21 + 25 or 22 + 24
Sum
47 can be made by adding 22 + 25 or 23 + 24
Thus
C can have 22, 24, 25 as his lucky no.
13)
C is either the captain of Delhi or Maharashtra and sum of their lucky no is
48.
If
C‘s lucky no is 22 then lucky no 26 has to be of other captain of either Delhi
or Maharashtra but lucky no 26 is already defined thus 22 is not possible.
Again
if C’s lucky no is 24 the other captain of Delhi or Maharashtra have to have 24
as his lucky no.
That
is not possible as well.
Thus
C‘s lucky no is 25.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Rajasthan


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

26

25

14)
The captain of Delhi’s lucky no is not 25, thus C is the captain of
Maharashtra.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Rajasthan

Maharashtra


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

26

25

15)
Captain of MP lucky no is 22 and captain of Delhi lucky no is 23.
16)
Sum of lucky no of C and B is 46.
Thus
B’s lucky no is 21 and the remaining lucky no 24 belongs to A and A belongs to
team Punjab.
Name

B

A

D

E

C

F

State

UP

Punjab

Rajasthan

Maharashtra


Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

Lucky Number

21

24

26

25

6. E)
7. A) 8. B) 9. C)
10. E)