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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Reasoning Ability and Numerical Aptitude


1. Suresh is taller than Prabhu but shorter than Ram, Prabhu is as tall as Neeraj but taller than Nilesh. Which of the following statements is definitely true for Neeraj?
(a) Neeraj is shorter than Nilesh
(b) Neeraj is the tallest
(c) Neeraj is the shortest
(d) Neeraj is taller than Nilesh


(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) Neeraj is taller than Nilesh
2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word STAINLESS each of which has as many letters between them in the word as they have in the English alphabet, in the same sequence?
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five
(e) None of these
Ans: ( e ) None of these

3. What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following sequence? ARRANGEMENTS, RRANGEMENT, RANGEMEN, ?, NGEM
(a) RANGEME
(b) ANGEME
(c) ANGEMENT
(d) NGEMEN
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) ANGEME

4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) Baking
(b) Steaming
(c) Cooking
(d) Frying
(e) Boiling
Ans: ( c ) Cooking

5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) Radish
(b) Orange
(c) Pear
(d) Mango
(e) Apple
Ans: ( a ) Radish

6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) Earth
(b) Moon
(c) Saturn
(d) Pluto
(e) Venus
Ans: ( b ) Moon

7. If water is called food, food is called drink, drink is called blue, blue is called red, red is called white and white is called brown, then what is the colour of ?blood? ?
(a) Blue
(b) Red
(c) Brown
(d) White
(e) Drink
Ans: ( d ) White

8. In a certain code language, the word ENQUIRY is written as YRIUQNE. How will the word REQUIRE be written in the code language ?
(a) QERUERI
(b) REQUERI
(c) ERIUQER
(d) IREUQER
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) ERIUQER

9. In a certain code language DESERT is written RTSEDE. How will the word FAULTS the written in that code language?
(a) TSULFA
(b) AFLUST
(c) LUAFST
(d) UAFSTL
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) TSULFA

10. How many meaningful English word can be formed by using the second, the fifth, the seventh and the tenth letters of the word APPROPRIATION, each only once, but in different sequence ?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) None of these
(e) More than three
Ans: ( a ) One

Directions (Qs. 11-15) :
What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions?
11. 7589 ? ? = 3434
(a) 3721
(b) 4155
(c) 3246
(d) 11023
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 4155

12. 300 + (10)2 x 2 = ?
(a) 450
(b) 800
(c) 500
(d) 550
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 500

13. 12.05 x 5.4 ÷ 0.6 = ?
(a) 105.55
(b) 108.45
(c) 118.45
(d) 118.55
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 108.45

14. 2435 ÷ 24 = 24?
(a) 2.5
(b) 3.5
(c) 2
(d) 3
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 2.5

15. 78 x 14 + 7645 ? ? = 8247
(a) 580
(b) 590
(c) 490
(d) 480
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 490

Directions (Qs. 16-17) :
I. ?P + Q? means P is the brother of Q
II. ?P x Q? means P is the mother of Q
III. ?P ÷ Q? means P is the sister of Q
IV. ?P ? Q? means Q is the father of P

16. Which of the following represents ?B is the material uncle of C??
(a) B + A x C
(b) B x C + A
(c) B ÷ C + A
(d) B x A + c
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) B + A x C

17. Which of the following statements is not necessary to answer the above question?
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only III
(c) Only III and IV
(d) Either II or III
(e) All are necessary
Ans: ( c ) Only III and IV

18. Pointing towards a woman a boy said, ?she is the only daughter of my mother?s brother?s only brother-in-law?. How the woman is related to the boy?
(a) Mother
(b) Aunt
(c) Sister-in-law
(d) Sister
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) Sister

19. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) 63
(b) 64
(c) 39
(d) 48
(e) 79
Ans: ( e ) 79

20. Ina certain code language DOWNBEAT is written as TABEWNDO. How will the word PROSPECT be written in that code language?
(a) RPSOEPTC
(b) TCPEOSPR
(c) ORPSPTCE
(d) TCPREPOS
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) TCPEOSPR

Directions (Qs. 21-26) :
What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions?
21. 37.5 ÷ (27)1.5 x 92 = 3?
(a) 5
(b) 4.5
(c) 7
(d) 6.5
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 7

22. 28% of 450 + 45% of 280 = ?
(a) 126
(b) 252
(c) 324
(d) 212
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 252

23. 1027.05 ? 314.005 + 112.25 = ?
(a) 825.395
(b) 825.095
(c) 825.305
(d) 825.295
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) 825.295

24. (103.7 x 101.3)2 = 10?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 10
(d) 3
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 10

25. 40.83 x 1.02 x 1.2 = ?
(a) 49.97592
(b) 41.64660
(c) 58.7952
(d) 42.479532
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 49.97592

26. 3978 + 112 x 2 = ? ÷ 2
(a) 8180
(b) 2101
(c) 4090
(d) 8404
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) 8404

27. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) 21
(b) 35
(c) 49
(d) 63
(e) 56
Ans: ( c ) 49

28. P is heavier than Q but lighter than R. Q is heavier than T. S is heavier than P but lighter than V. Who among them is the lightest?
(a) V
(b) S
(c) T
(d) R
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) T

29. In a certain code language TRANSPORT is written as RTASNPORT. How will the word GATEHOUSE be written in that code language ?
(a) ETGAHOESU
(b) ETAGHESUO
(c) AGTHEOUSE
(d) AGETHUOES
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) AGTHEOUSE

30. In a certain code language ?si re ga? MEANS ?Shyam is smart? and ?pa si ga? means? Animesh is smart?. What is the code for ?smart? in that code language?
(a) si
(b) re
(c) ga
(d) pa
(e) None of these
Ans: ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 31-34) :
What will come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following questions ?
31. 12.05 x 5.4 ÷ 0.3 = ?
(a) 108.55
(b) 216.90
(c) 118.45
(d) 118.55
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 216.90

32. 99 ÷ 11 + 7 x 16 = (?)2
(a) 11
(b) 121
(c) 12
(d) 144
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 11

33. 8400 ÷ 120 x 15 + 150 = ?
(a) 1050
(b) 1200
(c) 1100
(d) 1514
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 1200

34. 45% of 1500 + 35% of 1700 = ?% of 3175
(a) 40
(b) 55
(c) 45
(d) 35
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 40

Directions (Qs. 35-39) :
Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: The number 0 to 9 are coded in the following manner considering the exception given below:
3 6 9 7 0 2 8 1 5 4
H P V S G D J K M R
.
Exception 1: If a number starts and ends with non-zero odd number then the first and the last digits should be coded as X and Z.
Exception 2: If a number starts and ends with non-zero even number then the first and the last digits should be coded as A and B respectively.

35. What is the code for 5 2 1 8 6 3 ?
(a) MDKJPH
(b) ZDKJPX
(c) XDKJPZ
(d) ADKJPB
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) XDKJPZ

36. What is the code for 492310 ?
(a) RVDHKG
(b) AVDHKB
(c) VRDKHG
(d) BVDHKA
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) RVDHKG

37. Which of the following numbers is represented by ASGHKB?
I. 670312 II. 470313 III. 270318
(a) Only I and III
(b) Only I and II
(c) Only Ii and III
(d) Only I
(e) Only III
Ans: ( a ) Only I and III

38. What is the code for 3186452 ?
(a) HKJDMRP
(b) KHPJMRD
(c) DMRPHKJ
(d) HKJPRMD
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) HKJPRMD

39. Which of the following numbers is represented by DPJRSV ?
(a) 628794
(b) 268479
(c) 246793
(d) 168359
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 268479

40. Animesh and Anand together got a profit of Rs. 9,600 and they distributed between themselves in the ratio of 5 : 7. What is the share of Animesh?
(a) Rs. 4,000
(b) Rs. 5,600
(c) Rs. 4,800
(d) Rs. 5,200
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) Rs. 4,000

41. A man bought some fruits at the rate of 16 for Rs. 24 and sold them at the rate of 8 for Rs. 18. What is the profit per cent?
(a) 50%
(b) 60%
(c) 40%
(d) 25%
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 50%

42. A cow is tethered in the middle of a field with a 14 feet long rope. If the cow grazes 100 sq feet per day approximately. What time will be taken by the cow to graze the grazeable area of the field?
(a) 2 days
(b) 18 days
(c) 24 days
(d) 6 days
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) 6 days

43. 7/8 of 3/7 of a number is equal to 25% of 45% of another number. What is the ratio of the first and the second numbers respectively?
(a) 3 : 7
(b) 9: 10
(c) 3 : 10
(d) 3 : 2
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 3 : 10

44. Mr. Rahul spends 30% of his monthly salary on domestic expenses. He spends respectively 20% and 10% of the remaining salary on education of children and conveyance. Of the remaining amounts now he spends respectively 20% and 30% on entertainment and maintenance of house. He saves Rs. 5512.50. what is the monthly salary of Mr. Rahul?
(a) Rs. 22,500
(b) Rs. 20,000
(c) Rs. 25,000
(d) Rs. 24,500
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) Rs. 22,500

45. The ratio of the present ages of Suman and Renu is 5 : 7 respectively. Four years hence the ratio will become 3 : 4 respectively. What is the present age of Renu in years?
(a) 28
(b) 24
(c) 20
(d) 21
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 28

46. If instead of multiplying a number by 7 the number was divided by 7. What should be the percentage error?
(a) 100%
(b) 96.8%
(c) 92.70%
(d) 97.9%
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) 97.9%

47. A car covers a certain distance taking 7 hours in forward journey. During the return journey, speed was increased by 12 kmph and it takes 5 hours. What is total distance covered?
(a) 210 km
(b) 70 km
(c) 440 km
(d) 220 km
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 210 km

48. The LCM of two numbers is 2079 and their HCF is 27. If one of the numbers is 189, find the other number.
(a) 248
(b) 128
(c) 297
(d) 336
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 297

49. The average between a two digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the digits is 9. What is the difference between the two digits of the number?
(a) 8
(b) 2
(c) 5
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) Cannot be determined

50. A circle and a rectangle have the same perimeter. The sides of the rectangle are 18 cm and 26 cm. What will be the area of the circle?
(a) 88 cm2
(b) 1250 cm2
(c) 154 cm2
(d) 128 cm2
(e) None of these
Ans: ( e ) None of these

51. The difference between a number and its three-fifth is 50. What is the number?
(a) 75
(b) 100
(c) 125
(d) 80
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 125

52. Some persons decide to raise Rs. 3 lakhs by equal contribution from each of them. If they contributed Rs. 50 extra each, the contribution increased to Rs. 3.25 lakhs. How many persons were there ?
(a) 400
(b) 500
(c) 600
(d) 700
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 500

53. A sample of milk contains 5% water. What quantity of pure milk should be added to 10 litres of milk to reduce the water content to 2%?
(a) 5 litres
(b) 7 litres
(c) 15 litres
(d) 12 litres
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) 15 litres

54. The difference between the compound interest and the simple interest on a certain sum of money at 5% per annum for 2 years is Rs. 1.50. Find the sum.
(a) Rs. 800
(b) Rs. 1200
(c) Rs. 400
(d) Rs. 600
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) Rs. 600

55. A, B and C contract a work for Rs. 550. Together A and B are supposed to do 7/11th of the work. How much does C get?
(a) Rs. 270
(b) Rs. 200
(c) Rs. 310
(d) Rs. 175
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) Rs. 200

Directions (Qs. 56-60) :
Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: There is a five storey building including the ground floor and each floor has only one flat. All these flats have been occupied by the five Bank Probationary Officers. Each officer owns a different car. The cars are : Indica, Ikon, Indigo, Elentra and Santro. The five officers?A, B, X, Y and Z ? are employed in the different banks, viz., State Bank of India (SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB), UCO Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank but not necessarily in the same order. Mr. X works in HDFC Bank and lives on the ground floor. The officer who lives on fourth (top) floor does not own Elentra or Santro. Mr. B works in PNB and owns Elentra car. The officer who works in UCO Bank and lives on second floor owns Indica car. Mr. Y lives on third floor and owns Indigo. Mr. Z works in ICICI Bank and Mr. Y works in State Bank of India.
56. Who among the following does own Santro car ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) X
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) X

57. Who lives on the second floor ?
(a) X
(b) Y
(c) Z
(d) A
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) A

58. On which floor does B live ?
(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Fourth
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) First

59. Who among the following owns Indica car ?
(a) X
(b) A
(c) Y
(d) B
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) A

60. Which of the following combinations of the officer and car is correct ?
(a) Mr. X : Elentra
(b) Mr. Y : Ikon
(c) Mr. A : Santro
(d) Mr. Z : Ikon
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) Mr. Z : Ikon

61. For which of the following values of x the inequality x (x + 3) < 10 is satisfied ?
(a) X > 2, x < -5
(b) -3 < x < 0
(c) -2 < x < 5
(d) X < -2, x > 5
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) -3 < x < 0

62. There is a leak in the bottom of a cistern. When the cistern is thoroughly repaired, it would be filled in 3 ½ hours. It now takes half an hour longer. If the cistern is full, how long will the leak take to empty the cistern?
(a) 24 hours
(b) 28 hours
(c) 21 hours
(d) 27 hours
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) 24 hours

63. If the diagonals of a rhombus are 8 cm and 10 cm respectively what will be the area of the rhombus?
(a) 35 sq cm
(b) 40 sq cm
(c) 30 sq cm
(d) 20 sq cm
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 40 sq cm

64. Some toys were distributed equally among 18 children in such a way that the number of toys each child gets is equal to the total number of children and after distribution 6 toys are left out. What was the total number of toys?
(a) 324
(b) 330
(c) 336
(d) 320
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) 330

65. A shopkeeper allows 10% discount on the price of an article and sells it for Rs. 7,600. What is the market price of the article ?
(a) Rs. 8,250
(b) Rs. 8,500
(c) Rs. 8,540
(d) Rs. 8,415
(e) None of these
Ans: ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 66-70) :
Below in each question five words are given. Which of them will come in the middle place if all of them are arranged alphabetically? Serial number of that word is the answer.
66. (a) Encounter
(b) Enormous
(c) Engineer
(d) Enlarge
(e) Encroach
Ans: ( c ) Engineer

67. (a) Network
(b) Nepotism
(c) Neutral
(d) Neighbour
(e) Nervous
Ans: ( e ) Nervous

68. (a) Granular
(b) Gratuity
(c) Gravitate
(d) Greatness
(e) Grateful
Ans: ( b ) Gratuity

69. (a) Residential
(b) Reputation
(c) Resistant
(d) Residence
(e) Reschedule
Ans: ( d ) Residence

70. (a) Bracelet
(b) Boutique
(c) Bourgeois
(d) Brackish
(e) Bramble
Ans: ( a ) Bracelet

Directions (Qs. 71-75) :
The number group in each question is to be codified in the following codes :
Number 3 8 7 0 1 9 6 4 2 5
Codes N L D M H B V R G P
.
You have to find out which of the answers (A), (B), (C) and (D) has the correct coded form of the given number group. If none of the coded form is correct, mark (E) as the answer.

71. 6182734
(a) HBGPLDM
(b) VBLGRNH
(c) VHLGDNR
(d) BHNDGHR
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) VHLGDNR

72. 349805
(a) NRBLMP
(b) BRNLPM
(c) LRDGMP
(d) PMLHBR
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) NRBLMP

73. 57920642
(a) DPBGMVRH
(b) PDBRLNGH
(c) MVRGHLDP
(d) PDBGMVRG
(e) None of these
Ans: ( d ) PDBGMVRG

74. 7561024
(a) DPVGMRH
(b) DPVHMGR
(c) HMRLDVP
(d) VHDPGRL
(e) None of these
Ans: ( b ) DPVHMGR

75. 48236017
(a) RLGDLMHV
(b) BNDPGMRH
(c) VHMGDMRL
(d) HNPGBMHV
(e) None of these
Ans: ( e ) None of these

Directions (Qs. 76-80) :
The news item given in each question below is to be classified into one of the following five areas.
(a) Political and Social, (b) sports and Culture, (c) Science and Health (d) Economics and Commerce, and (e) Miscellaneous

76. International Film Festival of India was organized in Chennai recently.
Ans: ( b ) sports and Culture

77. India will host 2010 Commonwealth Games
Ans: ( b ) sports and Culture

78. Sustained efforts are needed to secure the release of hotages.
Ans: ( e ) Miscellaneous

79. India and Japan are considering to have dialogue on defence issue.
Ans: ( a ) Political and Social

80. New vaccine MMR has been developed for children.
Ans: ( c ) Science and Health

TEST ?III :: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Directions (Qs. 81-90) :
In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. Fourteen centuries ago when the world was much younger, the ruler of all India, Rajah Balhait, was ??..(151) about his people. A new game of dice, called hard, had ???(152) the imagination of his subjects, teaching them that chance alone-a-roll of the dice guided the ???(153) of men. All who played this game of fortune lost their ???(155) in the virtues of courage, prudence, wisdom and hope. It bred a fatalism that was ???(155) the spirit of the kingdom. Raja Balhait commissioned Sissa, an intelligent courter at his court to find an answer to this ???(156) After much
???(157) the clever Sissa invented another game. Chaturanga, the exact ???(158) of hard, in which the four elements of the Indian army were the key pleces. In the game these pieces-chariots, horses, elephants and foot soldiers-joined with a royal counselor to defend their king and defeat the enemy. Forceful ???(159) was demanded of the players?not luck. Chaturanga soon became more popular than hard, and the ???(160) to the Kingdom was over.

81. (a) concerned
(b) confident
(c) ignorant
(d) indifferent
(e) partisan
Ans: ( a ) concerned

82. (a) propelled
(b) enshrined
(c) captured
(d) activated
(e) enhanced
Ans: ( c ) captured

83. (a) communities
(b) ways
(c) abnormalities
(d) destiny
(e) groups
Ans: ( d ) destiny

84. (a) bravado
(b) interest
(c) peace
(d) wealth
(e) faith
Ans: ( b ) interest

85. (a) appalling
(b) crushing
(c) moistening
(d) promoting
(e) overwhelming
Ans: ( e ) overwhelming

86. (a) apprehension
(b) risk
(c) problem
(d) game
(e) destiny
Ans: ( e ) destiny

87. (a) deliberation
(b) absorption
(c) insight
(d) hesitation
(e) reluctance
Ans: ( a ) deliberation

88. (a) nature
(b) equivalent
(c) picture
(d) opposite
(e) replica
Ans: ( d ) opposite

89. (a) prediction
(b) concentration
(c) manipulation
(d) attack
(e) fortune
Ans: ( b ) concentration

90. (a) devastation
(b) anxiety
(c) impeachment
(d) nuisance
(e) threat
Ans: ( e ) threat

Directions (Qs. 91-95) :
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is not error, the answer is ?E?. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)
91. If your don?t (a) / understand any of these words (b) / you could (c) / always refer a dictionary. (d) / No error (e)
Ans: ( e )

92. Tea is so hot (a) / that she (b) / can (c) / take it. (d) / No error (e)
Ans: ( a )

93. The teacher said (a) / that the earth (b) / moves round (c) / the sun. (d) / No error (e)
Ans: ( e )

94. He told to me (a) / that he (b) / was going away (c) / the next day. (d) / No error (e)
Ans: ( b )

95. The lecturer says (a) / that Solomon won the respect (b) / of all races and (c) / classes by his justice. (d) / No error (e)
Ans: ( e )

Directions (Qs. 96-100) :
In each of the following questions, select the most appropriate word from among the five words given below the sentence to fill in the blanks in the sentence so as to complete it meaningfully.
96. Sunil was ???asleep and could not be easily awakened.
(a) high
(b) fast
(c) severe
(d) total
(e) has
Ans: ( b ) fast

97. The vehicle did not come to a sudden halt since he braked ???
(a) immediately
(b) silently
(c) gently
(d) completely
(e) detected
Ans: ( c ) gently

98. I saw him going escorted ??? two policemen.
(a) with
(b) against
(c) by
(d) on
(e) for
Ans: ( c ) by

99. Madhav is a sick man and has to be taken to the doctor ???
(a) usually
(b) timely
(c) seldom
(d) frequently
(e) avoided
Ans: ( d ) frequently

100. The child was left in the servants ???
(a) care
(b) duty
(c) work
(d) help
(e) innocence
Ans: ( a ) care

Directions (Qs. 101-105) :
Rearrange the following six sentences I, II, III, IV, V and VI in proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below them.
I. We were interested by contrast in understanding what lessons actual teams and non-teams had for others to choose to struggle with change and performance.
II. Still, we suspected that most of these focused on persuading readers that ?terms are important?.
III. After all we thought teams are a well-known subject and there must be a thousand books on the subject already.
IV. By going down this path we hope to discover something to say that was different from most books on the subject.
V. We approached the idea of a book on teams cautiously.
VI. Alternatively they focused on providing you to advise on building teams as an objective in it self.

101. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?
(a) I
(b) II
(c) VI
(d) III
(e) IV
Ans: ( d ) III

102. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence ?
(a) V
(b) I
(c) II
(d) III
(e) IV
Ans: ( a ) V

103. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence ?
(a) V
(b) III
(c) II
(d) VI
(e) IV
Ans: ( c ) II

104. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence ?
(a) III
(b) IV
(c) II
(d) VI
(e) I
Ans: ( e ) I

105. Which of the following will be the LAST sentence ?
(a) III
(b) IV
(c) V
(d) VI
(e) II
Ans: ( b ) IV

Directions (Qs. 106-110) :
In each sentence below four words have been printed in bold type, which are numbered (A), (B), (C), (D). One of these words may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer. If all the four words are spelt correctly, the answer is (E), i.e., all correct.
106. He had experienced (a) / a purposefully (b) / discussion (c) / on topics of our interest. (d) / All correct (e)
Ans: ( b )

107. To solve a (a) / problem, one needs to have (b) / intelligent and firm (c) / determination. (d) / All correct (e)
Ans: ( c )

108. Many legends (a) / superstions endow the moon with (b) / a beauty and mistery which will (c) / linger for countless years. (d) / All correct (e)
Ans: ( c )

109. People in our country are distressed (a) / by the spate of strikes, an almost (b) / perpetual go-slow and (c) / increadibly low productivity. (d) / All correct (e)
Ans: ( d )

110. The faces of the (a) / twins were so (b) / identical that we could not (c) / differentiate between them. (d) / All correct (e)
Ans: ( c )

Directions (Qs. 111-115) :
In each of the following questions five words are given, which are numbered I, II, III, IV and V. By using all the five words, each only once, you have to frame a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. The correct order of the words is the answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of words and mark it as your answer on the answer sheet.
111. I. interested II. in III. children
IV. are V. games
(a) III, IV, I, II, V
(b) V, IV, I, II, III
(c) III, IV, V, I, II
(d) III, V, IV, I, II
(e) III, IV, II, V, I
Ans: ( a ) III, IV, I, II, V

112. I. was II. to III. he VI. go V. ready
(a) III, I, II, IV, V
(b) I, III, IV, II, V
(c) III, IV, II, V, I
(d) I, II, IV, III, V
(e) III, I, V, II, IV
Ans: ( e ) III, I, V, II, IV

113. I. found II. lost III. his
IV. book V. we
(a) V, II, III, I, IV
(b) III, IV, II, V, I
(c) V, I, III, II, IV
(d) V, II, III, IV, I
(e) III, IV, V, II, I
Ans: ( c ) V, I, III, II, IV

114. I. of II. he III. proud
IV. me V. was
(a) V, II, IV, I, III
(b) II, V, IV, I, III
(c) IV, V, III, I, II
(d) II, V, III, I, IV
(e) II, III, V, I, IV
Ans: ( d ) II, III, V, I, IV

115. I. decision II. happy III. made
IV. your V. me
(a) IV, III, V, II, I
(b) IV, I, III, V, II
(c) II, I, III, V, IV
(d) IV, I, V, III, II
(e) II, III, V, IV, I
Ans: ( b ) IV, I, III, V, II

Directions (Qs. 116-120) :
In the following questions, five words are given out of which only one is mis-spelt. Find that mis-spelt word and indicate it in the Answer Sheet.
116. (a) combination
(b) exageration
(c) hallucination
(d) admonition
(e) clinical
Ans: ( b ) exageration

117. (a) sacrosanct
(b) sacrelege
(c) sacred
(d) sacrament
(e) segment
Ans: ( b ) sacrelege

118. (a) allitration
(b) allowance
(c) almighty
(d) almanac
(e) illicit
Ans: ( a ) allitration

119. (a) idiosyncrasy
(b) idealise
(c) idiosy
(d) ideology
(e) ieonoclass
Ans: ( c ) idiosy

120. (a) jaundise
(b) jasmine
(c) jevelin
(d) jarving
(e) judgement
Ans: ( a ) jaundise

Directions (Qs. 121-130) :
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. Nature is an infinite source of beauty. Sunrise and sunset, mountains and rivers, lakes and glaciers, forests and fields provide joy and bliss to the human mind and heart for hours together. Everything in nature is splendid and divine. Everyday and every season of the year has a peculiar beauty to unfold. Only one should have eyes to behold it and a heart to feel it like the English poet William Wordsworth who after seeing daffodils said: ?And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils?. Nature is a great teacher. The early man was thrilled with beauty and wonders of nature. The Aryans worshipped nature.
One can learn the lessons in the vast school of nature. Unfortunately the strife, the stress and the tension of modern life have made people immune to beauties of nature. Their life is so full of care that they have no time to stand and stare. They cannot enjoy the beauty of lowing rivers, swinging trees, flying birds and majestic mountains and hills. There is however, a cry to go back to village from the concrete and artificial jungle of cities. Hence the town planners of today pay special attention to provide enough number of natural scenic spots in town planning. To develop a balanced personality, one needs to have a healthy attitude which can make us appreciate and enjoy the beauty of nature. There is other balm to soothe our tired soul and listless mind than the infinite nature all around us. We should enjoy it fully to lead a balanced and harmonious life, full of peace and tranquility.

121. Which of the following words has the SAME meaning as the word care as used in the passage ?
(a) grief
(b) want
(c) needs
(d) pleasure
(e) prejudices
Ans: ( a ) grief

122. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word unfold as used in the passage.
(a) declare
(b) conceal
(c) describe
(d) perpetuate
(e) evolve
Ans: ( b ) conceal

123. Which of the following statements is not made in the passage about Nature?
(a) Nature is an infinite source of beauty
(b) Everything in nature is splendid and divine
(c) Nature is a great teacher
(d) The Aryans worshipped Nature
(e) The early man was scared of Nature
Ans: ( e ) The early man was scared of Nature

124. What is needed to develop balanced personality?
(a) interpersonal skills
(b) reading poetry
(c) healthy attitude
(d) going back to villages
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) healthy attitude

125. Why do people not enjoy the beauty of Nature ?
(a) They are running after material pleasures
(b) They do not consider nature as balm to soothe their fired minds
(c) Their life is full of worries and tensions
(d) They are afraid of nature
(e) None of these
Ans: ( c ) Their life is full of worries and tensions

126. What should we do to enjoy tranquil life ?
(a) Get totally immersed in our daily routine
(b) Believe that nature is infinite source of beauty
(c) Lead a disciplined and dedicated life
(d) Enjoy the nature around us
(e) Form a habit of daily physical exercise
Ans: ( d ) Enjoy the nature around us

127. What are the town planners doing today?
(a) Providing facilities for enjoying nature
(b) Establishing balance between concrete and artificial jungle of cities
(c) Supporting the cry to go back to villages
(d) Making efforts to inculcate healthy attitude among people
(e) None of these
Ans: ( a ) Providing facilities for enjoying nature

128. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word listless as used in the passage
(a) active
(b) progressive
(c) backward
(d) hidden
(e) impure
Ans: ( a ) active

129. Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word soothe as used in the passage ?
(a) stabilize
(b) excite
(c) propagate
(d) nature
(e) strengthen
Ans: ( b ) excite

130. According to the author of the passage, Nature
(a) is the ultimate salvation of man
(b) is the creator of this universe
(c) brings uniformity in all seasons
(d) maintains homeostasis in human beings
(e) is abundantly glorious and divine
Ans: ( e ) is abundantly glorious and divine



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