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Q.1
Directions for the following 25 (Twenty Five) items:
Read the following eight passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these
items should be based on these passages only.
Passage 1
While the prevalent higher education system in the country in the area of general education remains affordable
through a large number of publicly funded institutions, professional education is gradually becoming expensive
and private professional education is almost unaffordable for the common citizen. There is a great demand
supply mismatch as the economy needs much more skilled workforce as also the managers and entrepreneurs
than that is produced annually.
The situation appears grimmer when one looks at the quality of product. Contemporary institutions of higher
learning remain almost disconnected with the requirements of the workplace. It is also neutral to the cultural
heritage of the country, be it the art, craft, handicraft, music, architecture or any such thing, which deserves
proper preservation and promotion through educational system with income assurance. Therefore, the curricula
being taught in the universities/ institutions today need to be modified suitably and updated regularly in
consultation with the industry, business and the service sectors as well as the active social-cultural
organizations. This calls for greater interaction between the institutions, industry and society.
The traditional higher education system in the country is rigid in terms of duration of courses, teaching-learning
timings, place of study and choice of subjects. If a student pursuing three year degree course, for any reason,
has to leave the course for good just before completing it, he has to go empty-handed.
There is a genuine need for a provision to acknowledge and certify the knowledge and skills available with a
person and their up-gradation to a certifiable level, which is acceptable nationally. Skill based short duration
courses are more useful for the rural learners looking for employment or self- employment or better
employment locally but they are not available in the formal system. Courses available in the market are not
credible or fully acceptable to the employers. Such courses would also be enriching for those who are in
employment or seeking self-fulfillment.
Consider the statement The situation appears grimmer when one looks at the quality of product. What does it
actually imply?
(a) The traditional higher education system in the country is rigid.
(b) Contemporary institutions of higher learning remain almost disconnected with the requirements of the
workplace.
(c) Professional education is gradually becoming expensive and private professional education is almost
unaffordable for the common citizen
(d) None of the above

Q.2
With reference to the passage, consider the following statements:
1. Higher learning is in harmony with the cultural heritage of the country.
2. Skill based short duration courses are more useful for the rural learners.
3. Courses available in the market are fully acceptable to the employers.
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.3
What are the problems associated with the prevalent higher education system in the country?
(a) Higher education is gradually becoming expensive.
(b) The economy needs more managers than entrepreneurs.
(c) Higher education system in the country in the area of general education remains affordable through a large
number of private institutions.
(d) None of the above

Why there is a need to acknowledge and certify the knowledge and skills available?
1.

It is accepted nationally.

2.

Courses available in the market are not credible.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of the above

Q.4
Why there is a need to acknowledge and certify the knowledge and skills available?
1. It is accepted nationally.
2. Courses available in the market are not credible.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of the above

Q.5

What does the passage imply?


(a) Curricula being taught in the universities/ institutions today need to be modified suitably and updated
regularly.
(b) There is need for skill based higher education system in India.
(c) Need for greater interaction between the institutions, industry and society.
(d) None of the above

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Passage 2
The dictionary meaning of the term crisis is an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive
change is impending; especially, one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome. In the
context of public policy, an event or occurrence can be termed as a crisis situation if it poses a threat to human
life and property or causes or threatens to cause large-scale disruption of normal life. Thus, crisis may be
defined as an emergency situation arising out of natural or human activity which poses a threat to human life
and property or leads to large scale disruption of normal life. A crisis may degenerate into a disaster if it is not
properly managed resulting in avoidable loss of human life and property on a large scale. Preparedness and
quick response can save lives, protect property and lessen disruptions caused by crises. This calls for a total and
effective response, which must subsume the coordinated response of the entire governmental system as also
civil society.
The response should not only incorporate traditional coping mechanisms, which have evolved over the centuries
but also involve meticulous planning and coordination. Cumulative experience with crisis management over the
years points to an urgent need for putting in place a holistic and effective response mechanism which is
professional, result-oriented, innovative and people-centric.
In the traditional disaster management approach, the focus was on emergency relief and immediate
rehabilitation. Society deemed these measures sufficient as anything more was considered unaffordable.
Besides, as stated in the Yokohama Declaration, the element of drama and flurry of activities associated with
these interventions tended to show to the society at large that the State cared. A Welfare State entails wider
responsibilities meaning thereby that in addition to the traditional responsibilities of relief and immediate
rehabilitation, governments in conjunction with the local bodies, the civil society, voluntary organizations and
corporate bodies, address the factors leading to the crisis, in a manner that ideally prevents their occurrence, or
at any rate, significantly reduces their ill effects.
Which of the following can be appropriate heading for the above passage?
(a) Responsible State

(b) Crisis Management

(c) Disaster Management

(d) None of the above

Q.7
Consider the following statements:
1. Welfare State must involve civil society in its response to any natural disaster as they can reach out to last
affected human being.
2. In the time of crisis State must be seen as doing something as affected people are satisfied with flurry of
relief activities.
3. In present context traditional coping mechanisms are ineffective and insufficient. What is needed to tackle
crisis is professionally managed mechanism which is responsive and organized.
4. State must stop and prevent factors which results in crisis as prevention is better than cure
Which of the above statements is/are correct in the context of above passage?
(a) 2 and 3

(b) 1 only

(c) 4 and 3

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

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Consider the following statements:
1. Welfare States should not only 'care' but should also mitigate the factors responsible for the crisis.
2. Response to crisis should be dependent on the economic condition of the state as measures beyond a level
can be economically unaffordable for country.
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 2

(c) Only 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9
Passage 3
Why is the world finding it so hard to resume pre-Great Recession growth rates, let alone restore the levels of
GDP that would have been attained if the Great Recession had not happened? The obvious answer is that the
legacy of the financial boom that preceded the Great Recession is debt, and the overhang of debt, whether on
governments, households, or banks, is holding back growth. In the colourful words of the IMFs Managing
Director, we are experiencing the New Mediocre. The implication is that growth is unacceptably low relative to
potential, and more can be done to lift it, especially given that a number of economies are flirting with deflation.
Hence the conventional policy advice urges yet more innovative monetary interventions with an ever expanding
set of acronyms, even while governments are urged to spend on obvious needs such as infrastructure. While
the need for structural reforms is acknowledged, they are typically deemed painful, and possibly growthreducing in the short run. Hence the accent is on monetary and fiscal stimulus, and as much of it as possible
given the deadening effects of debt overhang.
A different narrative of the pre-crisis period is now emerging that may explain why the efforts at stimulating
economies back to the pre-crisis growth paths have not been successful, even six years after the crisis. The
term secular stagnation used by Larry Summers to describe the current persistent economic malaise has
caught on. But different economists focus on different aspects and causes of the stagnation. Summers
emphasizes the inadequacy of aggregate demand, and the fact that the zero lower bound as well as the
potential for financial instability prevents monetary policy from being more active. The reasons for weak
aggregate demand include ageing populations that want to consume less and the increasing income share of
the very rich, whose marginal propensity to consume is small.
According to passage why world is finding difficult to resume pre-Great Recession growth rate?
(a) Central banks across the world are flirting with deflation.
(b) Structural reforms have not been carried out in developed countries.
(c) Due to debt and its impact on economy.
(d) Inadequate generation of aggregate demand.

Q.10
Why is there more focus on monetary and fiscal stimulus?
(a) because structural reforms are painful and growth reducing in short run.
(b) conventional approach advice innovative monetary interventions.
(c) both (a) and (b)

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(d) many nations are experiencing new mediocre

Q.11
Which of the following term in the passage aptly describes current economic slow growth?
(a) secular stagnation

(b) new mediocre

(c) neither (a) or (b)

(d) both (a) and (b)

Q.12
Passage 4
Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not. According to
researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations
and not heredity or risky habits like smoking. The researchers said random DNA mutations accumulating in
various parts of the body during ordinary cell division are the prime culprits behind many cancer types. They
looked at 31 cancer types and found that 22 of them, including leukemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular,
ovarian and brain cancer, could be explained largely by these random mutationsessentially biological bad
luck. The other nine types, including colorectal cancer, skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma and smokingrelated lung cancer, were more heavily influenced by heredity and environmental factors like risky behavior or
exposure to carcinogens.
Overall, they attributed 65% of cancer incidence to random mutations in genes that can drive cancer growth.
When someone gets cancer, immediately people want to know why, said oncologist Dr. Bert Vogelstein of the
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They like to believe theres a reason. And the real reason in many
cases is not because you didnt behave well or were exposed to some bad environmental influence, its just
because that person was unlucky. Harmful mutations occur for no particular reason other than randomness as
the bodys master cells, called stem cells, divide in various tissues.
According to the above passage what is biological bad luck?
(a) Hereditary inheritances (b) Random mutations of DNA
(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Neither (a) nor (b)

Q.13
In the given context, the causes of harmful mutations are:
(a) Heredity and Environmental factors
(b) Random divisions in stem cells
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Neither (a) nor (b)

Q.14
Which of the following conclusion can be drawn from the passage?
(a) Smoking is not injurious to health.
(b) A person can indulge in risky behavior without any consequences.

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(c) Sample size is too small for concrete conclusion
(d) None of the above statement.

Q.15
Passage 5
My case for female emancipation in this wretched, wonderful nation has always been simple: Get your sons into
the kitchen.
There is nothing more regressive in India than watching boys lounge around the house, being stuffed silly
byunfortunatelytheir mothers and being told by their fathers that their life is outside the house. The Indian
man spends an average of 19 minutes a day on housework: the Indian woman spends 298 minutes, according
to National Time Use Surveys released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2014.
Even men in countries not known for female emancipation do better: the Turkish man spends 21 minutes on
housework; the Japanese man, 24 minutes; the Chinese man, 48 minutes, the South African man, 69 minutes,
the Mexican man, 75 minutes. The Indian man sits at the bottom and is, usually, proud of being there. Girls in
this country are taught to cook, clean, keep house, raise the children and pamper their men. Boys are taught
that it is their right to be pampered. After all, it falls on them to find a job, bring home the money and preserve
that dodgy thing called family honour.
Whatever the kind of violence, it is obvious that men are defined by how they are brought up. The distorted,
privileged male upbringing starts from childhood. A majority of Indian men, as various studies have shown, beat
their partners and a majority of women admit to being beaten. It is ironic that we live in an age when girls
routinely do better than boys in school and college examinations. As employment barriers collapseor, at least,
open up gapswomen surge through. They fly planes, wield guns, write software and design ballistic missiles.
We read and hear about these women, and we celebrate themand then we go back to impassively watching
and believing those television ads about a superwoman who works all day but returns to wash the clothes,
transform herself to look like Super Model on steroids and puts hot chapatis on the table. For every advance
that the Indian woman makes, for every step forward, she is dragged many steps back by the men in her life.
The vast majority of Indian women languish on the peripheries. India is now experiencing the worst sex ratio
ever recorded in its history. In simple language, it is aborting, killing or starving more female babies or girls than
ever. Girls are notably sicklier than boys because their mothers reserve the best for their brothers.
I can tell you from experience that cooking made me work harder, be more organized, more creative, more
confident and above all, understand the heavy burdens that most Indian women bear. I say this without
hesitation, cooking made me a more complete man. Getting boys in the kitchen will solve the problems of
Indian women? It may well sound incredible, but cooking is a metaphora real onefor the quiet, lonely
burdens of women. We may not realize it, but for the first time in two million years, humanity, worldwide, is at
the cusp of a revolutionary transformation in the gender-based division of labour. If women are to soar, they
cannot be weighed down any longer. There is no better place to make a start than at home with the heaviest
weight of all. It may be too late for the fathers, but get your sons into the kitchenand see what happens.
Consider the following statements
According to the passage female emancipation can happen only when
1. Men work in the kitchen
2. Men stop violence against women
3. Steps for gender sensitization are taken in home and educational institutions
4. Parents treat their daughter and son equally.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only

(b) 3 and 4

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(c) 3 only

(d) 2 only

Q.16
Consider the following statements:
1. Women have achieved success in field of defense, aviation, software development.
2. Television ads about superwomen have strengthened the role of women in society.
3. Women love to manage both home and their job and therefore do not allow men to share responsibilities at
home.
4. Indian women are discriminated at home
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 only

(b) 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 1 and 2

Q.17

What does cooking signify in the above passage?


(a) A skill, Indian women have
(b) A metaphor for the pressure, responsibility, creativity, organization skills of Indian women
(c) A measure which tells how for every advance that Indian women make they are dragged down by
men in their life
(d) All the above are correct
Q.18
Passage 6
The Naxal districts have both the worst human development and economic indicators in India as well as they
have been victims of injustice. This has been the reason for armed conflict.
The views of women, active in both the theoretical and practical processes of peacemaking, suggest the need to
move beyond simply incorporating a womens perspective or claiming that their societal roles give them generic
values in peace building. The argument of this paper is that it is only through building economically just and
politically democratic systems that enduring peace can be put on the ground, and that womens particular
experience of injustice, their reconstruction of economic reasoning, as well as their special location and
experience in grassroots and community oriented work, gives them both the intellectual and practical skills for
building those peaceful spaces. In that sense, Gandhis thought the women of India should have as much share
in winning Swaraj (freedom) as men. Probably, in this peaceful struggle women can outdistance men by many a
mile is sophisticated and appropriate, in that he first posits equality of presence and then the firmness of
women who can outdistance men.
Which of the following could be reasons for armed conflict?
1. The affected communities have been subjected to injustice.
2. The affected communities have been brought under a broader law.

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3. The affected communities have suffered injustice despite being under the protection of law.
4. The affected communities live in the least developed areas of the country.
(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 4

Q.19
Which of the following statements are correct as per the passage?
1. Women have key strengths that help build lasting peace.
2. The bedrock of ensuring peace is an economically just and politically democratic system.
(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.20
From the passage, the author is arguing:
(a) For a more active role for women in the peace building process.
(b) For the recognition of past achievements by women in the peace building process.
(c) That women have a greater ability than men have in the process of peace building.
(d) For the active participation of all minority groups in the peace building process.

Q.21
Passage 7
Upon review of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 (FERA) in 1993, it was realized that significant
changes had taken place since the promulgation of FERA. Among the major changes noticed were: large
increase in countrys Foreign Exchange Reserves, substantial growth in foreign Trade, rationalization of tariffs,
current account convertibility, liberalization of Indian investments abroad, enhanced access to external
commercial borrowings by Indian corporates and active and significant participation of Foreign Institutional
Investors in the Indian stock market. The Central Government looking at such significant developments decided
to bring in fresh Amendments in the law relating to Foreign Exchange to suit the new environment. The
objective was to facilitate the external trade, ease receipts and payments pertaining thereto and promoting
orderly and fully organized Foreign Exchange Markets.
FERA aimed to regulate certain payments dealing in foreign exchange and securities, transactions indirectly
affecting foreign exchange, the import and export of currency, for the conservation of the foreign exchange
resources of the country and the proper utilization thereof in the interests of the economic development of the
country. While FERA sought to control foreign exchange transactions, FEMA seeks to regulate and manage
such transactions. FERA, in its substantive form, prohibited all foreign exchange transactions unless there was a
general or specific permission to do so and subject to conditions as specified. Under FEMA, however, all current
account transactions are permissible by the law itself and thus, it is a positive law to this extent.
As compared to FERA, FEMA is
(a) More positive law

(b) More investment friendly

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(c) Both a and b

(d) None of the above

Q.22
Why was FERA repealed and FEMA brought in?
1. Liberalization of the Indian economy.
2. Participation of private sector in investments abroad.
3. Growth in exports.
Select the correct answer from the codes:
(a) Only 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None of the above

Q.23
Which of the following statements are correct?
(a) Current account convertibility is permitted in India.
(b) FERA prohibited all foreign investments into the country unless specifically permitted.
(c) Post 1973, there was an enhanced access to external commercial borrowings by Indian Corporates.
(d) All of the above

Q.24
Passage 8
Transport, in India, plays a crucial role in ensuring sustained economic growth and is vital for the development
of the various segments of economy. The need for according high priority to the transport sector flows virtually
from the size of this country as well as from the geographical dispersal of its natural resources. Transport
services, unlike other commodities, are neither tradable nor can they be stored. Transportation is also an
aggregate of many linear situations and as such highly susceptible to cumulative chain reactions. It is subject to
wide fluctuations in demand intensities. Investments in transport infrastructure usually have to be in large units.
The transport sector is one of the largest consumers of commercial energy, consuming nearly 33% of the total.
In assessing therefore, the desirable level of intermodal split of freight traffic between railways and roads and
while making resource cost comparison in this context, appropriate weight has to be given to the relative
energy intensities.
Consider the following statements:
1. Transport is a sensitive domain.
2. Transportation is prone to external influence.
Which of these are valid?
(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of these

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Q.25
Consider the following statements:
1. Dispersal of natural resources calls for high priority to the transport sector.
2. Without commercial energy, the transport will come to a standstill.
Which of these are valid?
(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of these

Q.26
Rahul buys cashew at 500 per kg and raisins at 250 per kg. He mixes them and sells the mixture at 350 per kg.
After selling all products, he realizes that he has not made any profit but no loss as well. What is the ratio of
cashew to raisins in the mixture?
(a) 3:2

(b) 2:3

(c) 1:1

(d) 2:5

Q.27
In a basket of fruits, 75 percent are apples and remaining are oranges. 30 percent of oranges are red and rest
are yellow. Of the apples, 60 percent are red and others yellow. What is the ratio of yellow oranges to total
yellow fruits?
(a) 7:19

(b) 13:17

(c) 7:13

(d) 1:3

Q.28
In an examination, 60 percent students are rejected after prelims, 40 percent of remaining get rejected after
main exam and 75 percent of remaining get rejected in interview, which is the final stage. Finally 600 students
are selected. How many students appeared for the test in the first round i.e. prelims?
(a) 100000

(b) 2400

(c) 10000

(d) 24000

Q.29
In an academic year, a premier educational institute increases its seats by 20 percent but decreases its fees by
10 percent. What is the net change in revenue?
(a) 10 percent increase

(b) 8 percent increase

(c) 12 percent increase

(d) 11 percent increase

Q.30
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Ram and shyam is 8000, find expenditure and saving of Shyam.
(a) 5000, 3000

(b) 4000, 5000

(c) 5000, 4000

(d) 4000, 3000

Q.31
A, B, and C open a company. A and B invest 2000 and 3000 and rest amount is given by C. If the profit share of
A is 500 out of 1500 total profit after a year, what is the amount given by C?
(a) 0

(b) 2000

(c) 1000

(d) 3000

Q.32
There are 65 shareholders in a company. Among them, a profit of 39 lakh is distributed so that each major
shareholder gets 80 thousand and each minor shareholder gets 30 thousand. Find the number of major and
minor shareholders.
(a) 47, 18

(b) 36, 29

(c) 39, 26

(d) 43, 22

Q.33
One bucket is full of milk. 9 litres of milk is taken out and replaced by water. Since, the mixture is still not of
desired quality, again 9 litres is taken out from the bucket and replaced with water. The ratio of milk to water is
now 16:9. What is the volume of bucket?
(a) 15

(b) 45

(c) 30

(d) 60

Q.34
Salary of a middle person is able to sustain him for 35 days. Due to inflation prices of goods increase by 25
percent. How many days will his salary last now?
(a) 27

(b) 28

(c) 26.75

(d) 26.25

Q.35
Amar and Akbar start a company by putting up equal contributions. After 3 months Anthony joins in by
matching each of their contributions. Akbar leaves the firm after 6 months. At the end of the year, in what ratio
would profit be divided between Amar, Akbar and Anthony?
(a) 4:2:3

(b) 3:2:3

(c) 4:1:2

(d) 3:2:2

Q.36

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Directions for the following 2 (Two) items:
Read the information given below and answer the two questions. Your answers to these questions should be
based on given information only.
In an examination of 200 candidates, 90 use black ink while others use blue. Also, 150 opt to write in Hindi while
others write in English.
What is the ratio between minimum to maximum number of students writing with black ink in Hindi.
(a) 4:9

(b) 3:5

(c) 4:15

(d) 4:11

Q.37
What is the ratio between minimum to maximum number of students writing with blue ink in Hindi.
(a) 6:11

(b) 3:5

(c) 2:3

(d) 4:9

Q.38
Two glasses of equal volume are respectively half and one fourth filled with alcohol. They are then filled to the
brim by adding water. Their contents are then poured into another vessel. What will be the ratio of water to
alcohol in this vessel?
(a) 5:3

(b) 8:3

(c) 3:4

(d) 3:8

Q.39
The average weight of 45 students in a class was calculated as 36 kg. It was later found that weight of two
students in the class was wrongly calculated. The actual weight of one of the students in the class was 31 kg,
but it was calculated as 13 kg and the weight of another boy in class was 41 kg; whereas it was calculated as 14
kg. What is the actual average weight of students in class?
(a) 37 Kg

(b) 36 kg

(c) 38 kg

(d) Cannot be determined

Q.40
A started a business with a capital of 10,000 rupees and four months later B joined him with a capital of 5000.
How much A gets more than B in the profit, if the total profit at the end of the year is 2000.
(a) 1500

(b) 1000

(c) 500

(d) 666.67

Q.41
Average age of a kindergarten class is 4 years old. However, when their teacher is included, the average age
becomes 5.5 years. If the teacher is 37 years old, find out number of students in the class.

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(a) 30

(b) 20

(c) 21

(d) 31

Q.42
Read the given information and answer the following three questions based on this information only.
Each of the six friends namely Rahul, Swami, Bittu, Lalit, Sameer and Neeti has passed out from a different
university with specialization in some field. No two friends have either passed from the same university or have
the same area of specialization. The six universities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Madras, Punjab and Rajasthan
and the fields of specialization are Arts, Law, Science, Engineering, Information Technology (IT) and Commerce.
Further, more information is given as:
I. The Mumbai university pass-out specializes in Engineering.
II. ahul is specialized in Commerce from Delhi University.
III. Lalit is passed out from Punjab university.
IV. Swami is specialized in Science and Neeti is specialized in Arts.
V. Bittu and Neeti are not passed out from Rajasthan and Kolkata university respectively. Bittu is specialized in
Law.
Sameer specializes in which of the following fields?
(a) Arts

(b) Commerce

(c) Engineering

(d) Cannot be determined

Q.43
If Bittu is passed out from Madras University, then Swami is passed out from which of the following
universities?
(a) Delhi

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Kolkata

(d) Madras

Q.44
Who is specialized in the IT?
(a) Lalit

(b) Bharati

(c) Neeti

(d) Rahul

Q.45
In a queue there are two friends Ram and Shyam, they are at 6th position from beginning and 11th from the back
respectively. If their positions are interchanged and it is know that there are 14 people in the queue. What are
the new positions of Ram and Shyam
(a) 4th from beginning, 11th from back
(b) 4th from beginning, 9th from back

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(c) 6th from beginning, 9th from back
(d) 6th from beginning, 11th from back

Q.46
In a class of 50 students, three new students joined. This resulted in change in Rajus rank from 25th to 28th.
What is his new rank from the end?
(a) 28th
(c) 26th

(b) 22nd
(d) 25th

Q.47
Ajay, Brijesh, Chandan, Durga and Eklavya are sitting on a bench. Ajay is sitting next to Brijesh, Chandan is
sitting next to Durga, Durga is not sitting with Eklavya who is on the left end of the bench. Chandan is on the
second position from the right. Ajay is to the right of Brijesh and Eklavya. Ajay and Chandan are sitting together.
In which position Ajay is sitting ?
(a) Between Brijesh and Durga (b) Between Brijesh and Chandan
(c) Between Eklavya and Durga (d) Between Chandan and Eklavya

Q.48
Pankaj is taller than Gauri. Amar is taller than Prabhat but not as tall as Gauri. Pran is taller than Pankaj. Who
among them is the shortest?
(a) Pankaj

(b) Gauri

(c) Amar

(d) Prabhat

Q.49
Amar rank is tenth from the top in his class. Akbar, who is fifteenth from the end, is lower in rank than Amar by
ten. How many students are there in Amar's class?
(a) 32

(b) 34

(c) 36

(d) 38

Q.50

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

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(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q.52
Prashant is taller than Tanuj and shorter than Shyam. Ram is shorter than Shyam and taller than Prashant. Ram
is taller than Dhanush, who is shorter than Tanuj. Arrange them in order of descending heights.
(a) Prashant Shyam Ram Tanuj Dhanush
(b) Ram Shyam Prashant Dhanush Tanuj
(c) Shyam Ram - Prashant Tanuj Dhanush
(d) Shyam Prashant Ram Dhanush Tanuj

Q.53
Read the given information and answer the following three questions based on this information only.
In a seating arrangement of prominent celebrity conclave, there will be an actor, director, actress, producer and
composer. Their names are Govinda, Hritik, Juhi, Katrina, Lokesh, not necessarily in order. There are, however,
certain restrictions as to how they must be seated as per their whims and fancies
I. actor must sit in the middle
II. Producer does not wish to sit next to composer
III. Lokesh is the director
IV. Actress and producer want to sit on either side of actor
V. Hritik is not the actor, wants to sit between Katrina and Juhi
VI. Actor does not want to sit next to Juhi or Lokesh
VII. Govinda, who is the producer, wants to sit in his lucky number seat 4
Who is the actor?
(a) Govinda

(b) Hritik

(c) Katrina

(d) Lokesh

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Where does Juhi sit?
(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 5

Q.55
Where does director sit?
(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 5

Q.56
Read the given information and answer the following three questions based on this information only.
There are 5 persons in a sports committee Payal, Rekha, Rakhi, Saina, Madhuri. In the committee, one
represents badminton, one chess, one tennis. Payal and Saina are unmarried who dont represent any sports.
No lady is either a chess or badminton representative. There is one married couple in the committee of which
Madhuri is husband. Rekha is the brother of Rakhi and is neither a chess nor a tennis representative.
Which of the following groups has only ladies?
(a) Payal, Rekha, Rakhi

(b) Rekha, Rakhi, Saina

(c) Rekha, Saina, Madhuri (d) None of the above

Q.57
Who is representative of tennis?
(a) Rekha

(b) Rakhi

(c) Saina

(d) Madhuri

Q.58
Who is the wife of Madhuri?
(a) Payal

(b) Rekha

(c) Rakhi

(d) Saina

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(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q.60

Q.61

Q.62
Read the given information and answer the following three questions based on this information only.
In an exhibition seven cars of different companies - Cadillac, Ambassador, Fiat, Maruti, Mercedes, Bedford and
Fargo are standing facing east in the following order. Cadillac is next to the right of Fargo. Fargo is fourth to the
right of Fiat. Maruti is between Ambassador and Bedford. Fiat, which is third to the left of Ambassador is at one
end.
Which of the following statement is correct?
(a) Maruti is next to the left of Ambassador.
(b) Bedford is next to the left of Fiat
(c) Bedford is at one end.
(d) Fiat is next second to the right of Maruti.

Q.63
Which one of the following statements is correct?
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(b) Cadillac is next to the left of Mercedes
(c) Fargo is next to the right of Cadillac
(d) Maruti is fourth to the right of Mercedes

Q.64
Which of the following group of cars is to the right of Ambassador?
(a) Cadillac, Fargo and Maruti
(b) Mercedes, Cadillac and Fargo
(c) Maruti, Bedford and Fiat
(d) Bedford, Cadillac and Fargo

Q.65
Which one of the following is the correct position of Mercedes?
(a) Next to the left of Cadillac
(b) Next to the left of Bedford
(c) Between Bedford and Fargo
(d) Fourth to the right of Maruti

Q.66
For the following Six questions follow the instructions given below
In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume
everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them
logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
Statement: Total goals scored in a football tournament were 100. 60 were scored by forwards and rest by
midfielders.
Conclusion:
I. 60 percent of all players are forwards
II. Forwards are the best players in a team
(a) Only conclusion I follows (b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows

Q.67
Statement:
I. Insincerity leads to failure.

(d) Both I and II follow

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II. Sometimes, sincere people fail.
Conclusion:
I. All failed people are insincere
II. All successful people are sincere
(a) Only conclusion I follows (b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows

(d) Both I and II follow

Q.68
Statement:
Mars Orbiter Missions Utility was questioned and people suggested that other areas of national needs should
have been catered to.
Conclusion:
I. Mars Mission was a national extravagance
II. Space programs are not a national need
(a) Only conclusion I follows

(b) Only conclusion II follows

(c) Neither I nor II follows

(d) Both I and II follow

Q.69
Statement:
The Indian government enacted the Official Secrets Act, to perform clandestine operations for security.
However, now it is a major source of corruption.
Conclusion:
I. The Indian government wanted to encourage corruption.
II. The Official Secrets Act should be repealed immediately to end corruption
(a) Only conclusion I follows (b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows

(d) Both I and II follow

Q.70
Statement:
Government has spoiled many premier educational institutions by appointing partisan and non-academicians as
Directors of these institutions.
Conclusion:
I. Government should appoint Directors of the educational institutes taking into consideration the expertise of
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II. The Director of a premier educational institute should have expertise commensurate with the educational
and pedagogical work carried out by the institute.
(a) Only conclusion I follows (b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows

(d) Both I and II follow

Q.71
Statement:
Women's organizations in India have welcomed the amendment of the Industrial Employment Rules 1946 to
curb sexual harassment at the work place.
Conclusion:
I. Sexual harassment of women at work place is more prevalent in India as compared to other developed
countries.
II. Many organizations in India will stop recruiting women to avoid such problems.
(a) Only conclusion I follows (b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows

(d) Both I and II follow

Q.72
For the following Five questions follow the instructions given below
In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to
consider everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two assumptions and decide which of them is
implicit beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
The organization should promote employees on the basis of merit alone and not on the basis of length of service
or seniority.
Assumptions:
I. Length of service or seniority does not alone reflect merit of an employee.
II. It is possible to determine and measure merit of an employee.
(a) Only assumption I is implicit (b) Only assumption II is implicit
(c) Neither I nor II is implicit

(d) Both I and II are implicit

Q.73
I can take you quickly from Kanpur to Lucknow by my cab but then you must pay double charges.
Assumptions:
I. Normally, It will take more time to reach there.
II. People want to reach quickly without paying extra money for it.
(a) Only assumption I is implicit (b) Only assumption II is implicit

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(c) Neither I nor II is implicit

(d) Both I and II are implicit

Q.74
Whenever you have any doubt on this subject, you may refer to the book by XYZ.
Assumptions:
I. The book by XYZ is available.
II. There is no other book on this subject.
(a) Only assumption I is implicit (b) Only assumption II is implicit
(c) Either I or II is implicit

(d) Both I and II are implicit

Q.75
Do not copy software without our permission - A notice.
Assumptions:
I. It is possible to copy the software.
II. Such warning will have some effect.
(a) Only assumption I is implicit (b) Only assumption II is implicit
(c) Either I or II is implicit

(d) Both I and II are implicit

Q.76
The economic prosperity of any nation is dependent on the quality of its human resources.
Assumptions:
I. It is possible to measure the quality of human resources of a Nation.
II. Achieving economic prosperity is a cherished goal of any nation.
(a) Only assumption I is implicit (b) Only assumption II is implicit
(c) Either I or II is implicit

(d) Both I and II are implicit

Q.77
Consider the following statements:
1. Only good people are invited in the conference.
2. No one without a good heart is good.
Based on the above statements, which one of the following inferences is/are correct?
I. All invited people are good
II. Those who are not good people are not invited

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(a) I only

(b) I and II

(c) II only

(d) None of these

Q.78
Directions for the following three items:
Each question consists of four statements. Each statement has three parts. Choose the alternative where the
third part can be deduced from the previous two.
A: Manu loves economics; Manu studies only economics; economics is studied only by Manu
B: Maya is beautiful; beautiful women are nice; Maya is nice
C: Tyler is a pig; only pigs are happy; no cat is a pig
D: Man is god; only god lives in heaven; man lives in heaven
(a) A and D

(b) B and C

(c) B and D

(d) Only D

Q.79
A: All nations are states; all states are not sovereign; all nations may not be sovereign
B: This is a potato; this potato is brown; some potatoes are green
C: It takes two to play a game; there are two in the playground; they are playing
D: Some kids play Nintendo; some Nintendos crash; some kids have crashing Nintendos
(a)A
(c) A and D

(b) A and C
(d) Only D

Q.80
A: Leonardo has an Oscar; great actors have Oscars; Leonardo is a great actor
B: All politicians are rude; all rude are alien; all politicians are alien
C: Sonia is mad; Ambika is not mad; Sonia is Ambika
D: No man is a handsome; this is a handsome; this may be a man
(a) Only A

(b) Only C

(c) B and D

(d) Only B

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