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QUESTION: 1

### Which of the following Alloy is not used for making utensils.

Solution:

Magnalium (Al 95% + Mg 5%) is used for frame of Aeroplane

QUESTION: 2

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

### Which signs should be interchanged to make the given equation correct.45 ÷ 5/3 + 10 × 2/5 - 5 = 95

Solution:

If we interchange (× and ÷) then equation become correct

→ 45 × 5/3 + 10 ÷ 2/5 - 5 = 75 + 10 × 5/2 - 5 = 75 + 25 - 5 = 95

QUESTION: 4

In a family there is a man, his wife and his five sons and their wives. Each son has 3 sons and 2 daughters.  Find the total number of members in the family?

Solution:

2 + 5 × 2 + 5 × 5 2 + 10 + 25 = 37

QUESTION: 5

If North becomes South – East, South becomes North  West and so on, then east becomes?

Solution:

All the directions are moving in 135° clockwise. Similarly, West direction will move in 135° clockwise and becomes North East.

QUESTION: 6

In a row of girls, Nisha is 16th from the front and in the same row Urmila is 12 from the bottom. If they interchange their positions, then Nisha will be 25th from the front. How many girls are between them?

Solution:

Case – I, ←15→ NishaUrmila ←11 girls → Case –II, ←15 girls→ Urmila → 8 girls ← Nisha ←Girls→ After they interchange their position, Nisha’s position will be 25th from the front and Urmila’s position will be 16th from the front. Number of girls between them → (25 - 16) - 1 = 8 girls.

QUESTION: 7

Six friends A, B, C, D and E are sitting in a bench facing north. A sits at extreme end of the row. D, C and E are sitting in the middle. C sits second to the left of F, who is not an immediate neighbour of A. How many persons are sitting between A and F?

Solution:

QUESTION: 8

UDGO : FWTL : : MXRC : ?

Solution:

U - F - pair of opposite letter D - W - pair of

opposite letter G - T - pair of opposite letter O -

L - pair of opposite letter Similarly, M - N - pair of opposite letter X - C - pair of opposite letter

R - I - pair of opposite letter C - X - pair of opposite letter MXRC - NCIX

QUESTION: 9

RAM : TCO : : SHYAM : ?

Solution:

R A M -T C O

Similarly,

SHYAM - UJACO

QUESTION: 10

Find the missing number from the given responses.

Solution:

3 × 4 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13 4 × 5 + 1 = 20 + 1 = 21 5 × 6 + 1 = 30 + 1 = 31 6 × 7 + 1 = 42 + 1 = 43

QUESTION: 11

A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figures from the given answer figures, indicates how it will appear when opened?

Question figure

1,2,3,4

Solution:
QUESTION: 12

Select from the alternatives, the box that can be formed by folding the sheet shown in figure.

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

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A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below.  The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9, A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column e.g., 'A' can be represented by 00, 11, 20 etc. and *P' can be represented by 59, 68, 75, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word 'LONE'.

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

If P denote ÷, θ denotes x, R denotes + and S denotes -, what is the value of 18 θ 12 P 4 R 5 S 6.

Solution:

18θ12P4R5S6

= 18×12÷4+5-6

=> 18×3+5-6 =>54+5-6 = 53

QUESTION: 15

Find the odd one out.

Solution:

All except Brick are suits of cards.

QUESTION: 16

n the given figure, which letter represents those Actors who are also Directors, Singers as well as Producers?

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

In a certain code language ‘379’ means ‘this is book’, ‘736’ means ‘book is worth’ and ‘578’ means ‘that are book’. What is the code for book?

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

From the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word INGREDIENTS

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

Pole Q is 3 m to the west of pole D. Pole E is 6 m to the north of pole Q. Pole S is 5 m to the north of pole R which is 3 m to the west of pole E. In which direction pole S is with respect to pole D?

Solution:

QUESTION: 20

Sonam introduced a woman in a function, “She is the wife of the only son of my father’s brother’. How is the woman related to Sonam?

Solution:

QUESTION: 21

The number of boys in a class is five times the number of girls. Which of the following numbers cannot represent the total number of children in the class?

Solution:

The number of girls be x

The number of boys is 5x

Total number of student = x + 5x = 6x The

number which is divisible by 6 is the number of children. So, 64 is not divisible by 6.

QUESTION: 22

Directions

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read both the conclusions and then decide which of given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer

Statements :         Some eggs are chickens.

No chicken is a hen.

No hen is a pigeon.

Conclusions :        I. Some eggs may be hens.

II. Some chickens are not pigeons.

Solution:

Some eggs are chickens (I) + No chicken is a hen (E) = Some eggs are not hens (O) ⇒ Probable conclusion ⇒ Some eggs may be hens (I). Hence, conclusion I will follow. No chicken is a hen (E) + No hen is a pigeon (E) = No conclusion. Hence, conclusion II will not follow.

QUESTION: 23

Directions

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read both the conclusions and then decide which of given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer

Statements:          Some dogs are cats.

No camel is a rat.

All cats are camels.

Conclusions:        I. All dogs may be camels.

II. Some dogs may not be camels.

Solution:

For conclusion I, second statement is not required, because we find a common term ‘cat’ in the first and the third statement. Some dogs are cats (I) + All cats are camels (A) = Some dogs are camels (I) ⇒ Probable conclusions ⇒ All dogs may be camels (A) and Some dogs may not be camels(O). Hence, both conclusion I and II will follow

QUESTION: 24

Number of times each letter is appearing in the given word is indicated in each alternative. Identify the correct one.IMMEDIATELY

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

Arrange the following words in a meaningful order
.A. Egg         B. Caterpillar     C. Pupa     D. Butterfly

Solution:

Egg → Caterpillar → Pupa → Butterfly

QUESTION: 26

Find the missing figure in the series from the given answer figures.

Question figure:

Solution:

The triangle moves two steps in anticlockwise direction while the circle moves one step in anticlockwise direction.

QUESTION: 27

Which of the following sector workers are known as ‘Blue Collar workers’?

Solution:

Blue collar workers are those workers which engaged in those activities which results in transformation of natural products into the form of manufacturing goods.

QUESTION: 28

Which of the following Country is the largest producer of Wheat (per quantity wise)?

Solution:

Production of Wheat in China is 130,190 metric tons in 2016 . India is the second largest country after china.

QUESTION: 29

Match the Following:

Major Crops                        Largest Producer

A. Pulses                               1. Gujarat

C.  Spices                              3. Rajasthan

Solution:
QUESTION: 30

When to accomplish a particular necessity, the Demand of various goods is increased automatically into the market , it is known as ________________ .

Solution:

Example of Derived demand For building a house, the demand of Painter, labour, artisans, Bricks, Cements automatically increases

QUESTION: 31

Which of the Following Day is not observed in January?

Solution:

Voters Day is observed on 25 January Girl Child Day is observed on 24 January Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15 March National Youth Day is observed on 12 January

QUESTION: 32

How many States in India are Landlocked (sharing no boundaries including water with other neighbouring countries)

Solution:
QUESTION: 33

Which of the following Country did not observed their Independence Day on 15TH August?

Solution:

Countries     Got Independence
On North Korea 15 August 1945
South Korea 15 August 1945
Republic of Congo 15 August 1960
Costa Rica 15 September 1821

QUESTION: 34

Which of the Following Isopleth connects places of equal height above the sea level.

Solution:

Isopleths are the imaginary lines on the surface of a map that show the change and variation of a particular geographical or metrological value on the surface of earth or the atmosphere. Isohypse - connects places of equal height above the sea level.Isohaline – connects places of equal Sunshine Isohyet – Connects places of equal Rainfall Isobath – Connects places of equal depth

QUESTION: 35

Match the following inventions with it’s Inventors.

A. Microscope                      1. D.G. Fahrenheit

B. Thermometer                    2. D. Hughes

C. Barometer                        3. Z. Jansen

D. Microphone                     4. E. Torricelli

Solution:

Microscope was invented by Z. Jansen in 1590 Thermometer was invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1714 Barometer was invented by E. Torricelli in 1644 Microphone was invented by David Hughes in 1878

QUESTION: 36

Which of the following glass absorbs ultraviolet rays which are harmful for the eyes.

Solution:
QUESTION: 37

Which of the following Alloy is not used for making utensils.

Solution:

Deficiency of Vitamin B₃ causes whitening of hair and mentally retardness. Deficiency of Vitamin B₅ causes pellagra or 4-D Syndrome Deficiency of Vitamin B₇ causes Paralysis, body pain and hair falling Deficiency of Vitamin B₂ causes Cracking of skin, red-dish eye, cracking of tongue.

QUESTION: 38

Whitening of hair is caused by the deficiency of _________?

Solution:

The Parliament of both Pakistan and France are National Assemblies. The Parliament of Nepal is Rashtriya Panchayat. The Parliament of USA is Congress (House of Representatives and Senate).

QUESTION: 39

Which of the following Country’s Parliament is National Assembly?

A) Pakistan       B) France       C) Nepal      D) USA

Solution:
QUESTION: 40

Recently which country successfully launches its First X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts.

Solution:

China successfully launches its First X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gammaray bursts. The telescope named ‘Insight’ was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch centre in northwest China’s Gobi desert.

QUESTION: 41

From the following, recently which bank was restricted by Reserve Bank of India on banking activities such as from lending, hiring and expanding branches.

Solution:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has placed Central Bank of India under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) which puts restricts on banking activities.

QUESTION: 42

The  symbol ‘₹’ of Rupee is designed by:

Solution:

The new symbol of Rupee is designed by D. Udaya Kumar, a post graduate of IIT-Bombay, was finally selected by the Union Cabinet on July 15,2010 .

QUESTION: 43

The highest Lake of India is

Solution:

Devtal Lake is the highest lake situated in Gadhwal (Uttarakhand) Chilka Lake is the largest Saline Water lake in Orissa. Cholamu Lake is the India’s highest lake, located at a mighty elevation of 18k feet from the sea level in North Sikkim, India. Dal Lake is the famous lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is the second largest lake of Jammu & Kashmir. It is famous for Shikare or houseboat.

QUESTION: 44

Which is the most Populated city in the World?

Solution:

As per the Census 2014, Tokyo (Japan) is the most populated city with approx. 37,833,000 population

QUESTION: 45

Which Country shares the longest boundary with India?

Solution:

Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile)-long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world, including 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in Bengal.

QUESTION: 46

Who among the following is the Youngest President of Indian National Congress?

Solution:

In 1923, at an age of 35 Abul kalam Azad became the youngest person to serve as the President of INC.

QUESTION: 47

Select the correct direction of Sirocco storm.

Solution:

Sirocco originates in the Sahara and blows across the Mediterranean Sea into southern Europe. It arises from a warm, dry, tropical airmass in the Arabian or Sahara deserts that is pulled northward by low pressure cells moving eastward across the Mediterranean Sea.

QUESTION: 48

Who said, “The State exists because crime exists in society otherwise there would be no need of a State”?

Solution:

Herbert Spencer in his ‘Social Statics’(1851) argued that the state is the offspring of evil, bearing about it all the marks of its parentage. It exists because crime exists. It is not strong – or, despotic – when crime is great; there is more liberty – less government – when crime diminishes.

QUESTION: 49

Canalised list of items in foreign trade of India refers to

Solution:

The Export – import policy announced on March 31, 1992 said that all goods, except those coming under the negative list, could be freely imported and exported. The negative list consisted of goods, the import or export of which was prohibited; restricted through licensing or otherwise; or canalised. Canalised items can be imported by Canalizing agency only and not by an individual importer

QUESTION: 50

When was the Minimum wages act enacted in India?

Solution:

The Minimum wages act, 1948 was enacted to safeguard the interests of workers, mostly in the unorganised sector by providing for the fixation of minimum wages in certain specified employments. It binds the employers to pay their workers the minimum wages fixed under the Act from time to time.

QUESTION: 51

An aspect of Input/output controller of data logic is called

Solution:
QUESTION: 52

Work Efficiency of Ramu and Kalu are in the ratio of 17:15. Both of them worked together and finished the  work in Eight and a half days. In how many days, the total work will be finished if Ramu works alone.

Solution:

Work Efficiency of Ramu : Kalu = 17: 15 Total work = (17+15) = 32 Total work done = 32 × 8.5 = 272 Now, Time taken by Ramu = 272/17 = 16 days

QUESTION: 53

If A∛36 + B∛6 + C = 1/(∛36  + ∛6  +1), find the value of A+B+C

Solution:

1/(∛36 + ∛6 +1) (NOTE: ∛36 =

〖36〗^(1/3) = 〖〖(6〗^2 )〗^(1/(3 )) = 〖〖(6〗^(1/3))〗^2 = 1/(〖〖(6〗^(1/3))〗^2+ 6^(1/3)+1²) Then, Multiply and Divide

numerator and denominator by (6^(1/3)-1) We get, ((6^(1/3)-1))/((6^(1/3)-1) {〖〖(6〗^(1/3))〗^2+ 6^(1/3) ×1 + 1^2 } ) Now, (a³ - b³) = (a-b) (a²+ab+b²) ((6^(1/3)-1))/(〖〖(6〗^(1/3))〗^3-1) = (∛6-1)/(6-1) (∛6-1)/5 = (∛6 )/5- 1/5 A∛36 + B∛6 + C = 0 + (∛6 )/5- 1/5 From here we get the vales of A= 0 B= 1/5 C= - 1/5 A+B+C = 0 + 1/5 - 1/5 = 0

QUESTION: 54

x-y√3=8 and √3x+y=9 Find the angle between both the lines when they intersect each other

Solution:

x-y√3=8 √3x+y=9 y√3=x-8 y= -√3x+9 y= x/√3 -

8/√3 Slope, m₁ = 1/(√3) , Slope, m₂ = √3 If two

lines are intersect each other at same point,

Then Slope m₁ and Slope m₂ makes the angle

θ is equal to Tan θ = |(m₁-m₂)/(1+ m₁m₂)| = |(1/√3- √3)/(1+(-√3 × 1/√3))| = |(1-3)/0| = infinity Tan θ= infinity Then θ = 90⁰

QUESTION: 55

he Helicopter flies along a Square field @ 100, 200, 300 and 400 km/hours respectively. Then find the Average speed of the helicopter during the whole journey?

Solution:

Concept of Average Speed: LCM of 100, 200, 300 and 400 = 1200 Now, Average Speed = (1200 ×4)/(1200/100+1200/200+1200/300+1200/400) = (1200 ×4)/25= 192 kmph

QUESTION: 56

If 80% of A = 50% of B and B = x% of A, find the value of x?

Solution:

80/100 × A = 50/100 × B 8A = 5B B = 8/5 A x = (B ×100)/A x = (8A ×100)/5A = 160

QUESTION: 57

AB and AC are two tangents of a circle of centre O with radius 5cm. Another tangent is drawn on the circle which intersects AB and AC at m and n respectively. Find the shortest length of mn, if the length of tangent AB is 12cm?

Solution:

AO² = AB² + OB² AO² = 5² + 12² = 169 AO = 13cm Let P be the point which divides MN in two equal parts Now, In Triangle BOA and MPA ∠BAO = ∠MAP and ∠OBA = ∠MPA Therefore both the Triangles are similar, Hence AP/AB = MP/OB 8/12 = MP/5 MP = 10/3 Length of the Shortest Tangent = 2 ×10/3 = 20/3 cm

QUESTION: 58

A Shopkeeper gives 4 articles free on the purchase of every 12 articles. He also allow a discount of 20% to customer and still earn 20% profit. Find the ratio of the cost price to the marked price of the article?

Solution:

Offer of the Shopkeeper: Buy 12 get 4 free = 16 articles Let the marked price of 1 article be Rs. 10 Marked Price of 16 articles = 10× 16 = 160 Selling Price of 12 articles = 10 × 12 = 120 Actual Selling Price of 12 articles (less discount) = 120 – 24 = 96 Profit % = 20 % ∴ Cost Price = 96 × 100/120 = 80 Cost Price : Marked Price = 80 : 160 = 1:2

QUESTION: 59

The simple interest on a sum for 5 years is one-fourth of the sum. The rate of interest per annum is.

Solution:

(Simple Interest)/Principal = 1/4 ∴ Rate = (S.I × 100)/(Time × Principal) = (1 × 100)/(4 × 5) = 5% per annum.

QUESTION: 60

The Government issued Aaadhar card which is of 6-Digit number. Ramu was last to get the Aaadhar card and so he had the last possible Aadhar Card number.

He was afraid that he will forget his number so he wrote down the number 1234 in his Diary alongwith the way to arrive at the number. When the card number is divided by 3,4,5 and 6, then it gives the remainder individually the number which was notes in the diary. Find out his aadhar number?

Solution:

LCM of 3,4,5,6 = 60

Common Remainder = (3-1), (4-2), (5-3), (6-4) is “2” Now the 6 digit greater number = 999999

When divided by 60 gives Remainder ‘39’

Therefore, (999999-39) is exactly divided by 60 Now, Aadhar Number is = 999960 – common Remainder = 999960 – 2 = 999958

QUESTION: 61

How many Zeros can be formed by multiplying 10×20×30×40×…………….× 1000

Solution:

10×20×30×40×…………….× 1000 10×1 × 10×2 × 10×3 × 10×4 × …………….× 10×100 10 × 1×2×3×4×……..× 100 Now, if 10 = 1 zeroes 10 = 2 zeroes 10 = 3 zeroes Then, 10 = 100 zeroes ……………..(i) Now 1×2×3×4×……..× 100 100/5 = 20 20/5 = 4 =(20+4) = 24 zeroes ∴ Required number of Zeroes = 100+ 24 = 124

QUESTION: 62

A squirrel climb a tree by revolving around it. Find the distance covered by a squirrel on a tree whose base diameter and height are 5 x 1/11m and 48m. The Squirrel makes exactly 4 complete turn around the tree while it touches the bottom to top of the tree?

Solution:

Circumference of the tree becomes the Breath Circumference = 2πr = 2r ×π = 56/11×22/7 = 16m

covered by the squirrel = 20×4= 80m

QUESTION: 63

Find the Sum of all the even Factors of ‘240’

Solution:

Factors of 240 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 Sum of All factors = (2⁰ + 2¹ + 2² + 2³ + 2⁴) × (3⁰+ 3¹) × (5⁰+ 5¹) Sum of Even Factors = (2¹ + 2² + 2³ + 2⁴) × (3⁰ + 3¹) × (5⁰+ 5¹) = 30 × 4 × 6 = 720

QUESTION: 64

Find the value of 7 + 77 + 777 + 777 + …………..+ n terms 1.

Solution:

7 + 77 + 777 + 777 +…………..+

n terms 7(1 + 11 + 111 + ………………………+

n terms) Multiply and divide by 9 9/9 × 7(1 + 11 + 111 +………………………+

n terms) 7/9 × (9 + 99 + 999 + …………………+ n terms) 7/9 × [(10 - 1) + (100 - 1) + (1000 - 1) +…………… +

n terms] 7/9 × [(10 + 10² + 10³ +………+ n terms) – (1+1+1+………+

terms)] 7/9 × [(10 + 10² + 10³ +………+ n terms) – n] In the series [10 + 10² + 10³ +………+ n terms]

First term, a = 10 common ratio, r = 10 Sum of n terms = (a(r -1))/((r-1))

∴ Required answer = 7/9 [((10(10 -1))/9 - n)]

QUESTION: 65

If SecA + TanA = 2√2 + 9, then find the value of Sin A + Cos A

Solution:

Sec²A – Tan²A = 1 (SecA – TanA)

(SecA + TanA) = 1 (SecA – TanA) (2√2 + 9) = 1 (SecA - TanA) = 1/(2√2 + 9) SecA – TanA = 9 - 2√2 ………………

(i) SecA + TanA = 9 + 2√2 ………………

(ii) By solving the two equations e get, 2SecA = 18 SecA = 9 CosA = 1/9 Sin²A + Cos²A = 1 Sin²A + 1/81 = 1 Sin²A = 1 - 1/81 Sin²A = 80/81 SinA= (4√5)/9 SinA + CosA = (4√5)/9+ 1/9 SinA + CosA = (1+4√5)/9

QUESTION: 66

The cost of 3 mugs and 2 buckets is Rs.50 and that of 2 mugs and 3 bucket is Rs.60. Find the cost of 2 mugs and 5 buckets.

Solution:

Let cost of a mug and a bucket be x and y, respectively.

As per the question, 3x + 2y = 50 2x + 3y = 60

Solving the equation, for x and y, x=Rs.6 and y=Rs.16 Cost of 2 mugs and 3 buckets = 2x + 3y = 2 × 6 + 5 × 16 = Rs.92

QUESTION: 67

If two times of A is equal to three times of B and also equal to four times of C, then A : B : C is

Solution:

According to the question,
2A = 3B ⇒ B = 2/3 A And 2A = 4C ⇒ C = 1/2 A ∴ A : B : C = A : 2/3 A : 1/2 A = 6 : 4 : 3

QUESTION: 68

If 78*3945 is divisible by 11, where * is a digit, then * is equal to

Solution:

A number is divisible by 11, if the difference of

sum of its digit at even places is either 0 or a

number divisible by 11. ( 5 + 9 + * + 7 ) – ( 4 + 3 + 8 ) = 0 or multiple of 11 ⇒ 21 - * - 15 ∴ * +

6 = a multiple of 11 ∴ * = 5

QUESTION: 69

A, B and C are three pipes connected to a tank. A and B together fill the tank in 30 hours, B and C together fill the tank in 40 hours. A and C together fill the tank in 60 hours. In how much time will A, B and C fill the tank separately

Solution:

A+B fill in 30 hrs B+C fill in 40 hrs A + C fill in

60 hrs 2(A+B+C) fill in (30×40×60 )/(30×40+

40×60+60×30) = 40/3 hours Therefore A + B +

C fill the tank in 80/3 hours Now, A = (A+B+C)

– (B+C) fills in 3/80 - 1/40 = 1/80 = 80 hours

Similarly B fills in 3/80 - 1/60 = 1/24 = 48 hours

And C fills in 3/80 - 1/30 = 1/240 = 240 hours .

QUESTION: 70

A person takes loan of Rs. 20,000 on the condition that he would pay it in the monthly instalment of Rs. 2,500. He has to pay interest @ 16% on the outstanding balances, then find out the average rate of interest received by the creditor per annum.

Solution:

Monthly instalment = Rs. 2,500 Total loan =

Rs. 20,000 ∴ Number of instalment =

20,000/2,500 = 8 Once the payment starts

outstanding balances will go on diminishing.

Hence, from point of view of interest, principal

= 20,000 + 17,500 + 15,000 + 12,500 + 10,000 + 7,500 + 5,000 + 2,500 = Rs 90,000 ∴ Interest on Rs. 90,000 for 1 month at 16% p.a. = (90,000 × 16 × 1)/(100 × 12) = Rs. 1,200 Average rate of interest = (100 × I)/(P × T) T = 8 months = 8/12 year = (1200 × 100 × 12)/(20,000 × 8) = 9%

QUESTION: 71

Divide Rs. 35,240 into two parts such that the first part after 12 years is equal to the second part after 8 years, compound interest being 25% per annum compounded yearly.

Solution:

Let the first part be x and the second part be y

The first part after 12 years = x ( 1 + 25/100 )¹²

The second part after 8 years = y ( 1 + 25/100 )⁸ As given in the problem these two amounts are equal. So, y ( 1 + 25/100 )⁸ = x ( 1 +

25/100 )¹² Or y/x = ( 1 + 25/100 )⁴ Or y/x = 625/256 We have the x + y = Rs. 35,240 Using

the ratio formula, y = 625/(625 + 256) × 35,240 = Rs. 25,000 x = 256/(625 + 256) × 35,240 = Rs. 10,240

QUESTION: 72

Directions

Study the following table to answer the following questions:

The following table gives the marks obtained by the candidates in written and interview of five exams. Only the candidates selected in the written exam are called for the interview.

What is the approximate percentage of candidates who got selected in the written exam in all the five exams?

Solution:

% of students who got selected in written exam = (total selected students)/(total students appeared) × 100 = 3000/6000 × 100 = 50%

QUESTION: 73

Directions

Study the following table to answer the following questions:

The following table gives the marks obtained by the candidates in written and interview of five exams. Only the candidates selected in the written exam are called for the interview.

The % of candidates finally selected in all the five exams is nearly?

1.25%

2.23%

3.22%

4.21%

Solution:

% of students finally selected in all the five institutes = (selected candidate)/(total students) × 100= (198+288+480+60+300)/6000 × 100 = 1326/6000 × 100 = 22%

QUESTION: 74

Directions

Study the following table to answer the following questions:

The following table gives the marks obtained by the candidates in written and interview of five exams. Only the candidates selected in the written exam are called for the interview.

Which exam has the highest % of students who could not clear the written exam?

Solution:

Percentage of candidates who could not clear the exam A = 650/1200 × 100 = 54% Percentage of candidates who could not clear the exam B = 200/800 × 100 = 25%
Percentage of candidates who could not clear the exam C = 850/1650 × 100 = 51% Percentage of candidates who could not clear the exam D = 500/850 × 100 = 58% Percentage of candidates who could not clear the exam E = 750/1500 × 100 = 50% So, clearly exam D has the highest % of candidates who could not clear the exam.

QUESTION: 75

Directions

Study the following table to answer the following questions:

The following table gives the marks obtained by the candidates in written and interview of five exams. Only the candidates selected in the written exam are called for the interview.

Find out the difference between the candidates appeared in exam B and exam C who cleared the interview?

Solution:

No. of candidates who cleared the interview in

exam B = 600 × 48/100 = 288 No. of

candidates who cleared the interview in exam C = 800 × 60/100 = 480

∴ Required difference = 480 - 288 = 192

QUESTION: 76

Directions

Study the following table to answer the following questions:

The following table gives the marks obtained by the candidates in written and interview of five exams. Only the candidates selected in the written exam are called for the interview.

Find out the ratio between the number of selected candidates in interview in exam C to the number of selected candidates in written in exam D?

Solution:

In exam C, number of selected candidates in

interview = 480 In exam D, number of selected

candidates in written = 300

∴ Required ratio = 480 : 300 = 8 : 5

QUESTION: 77

Directions

In each sentence below, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

I am always very clear …….. what I want to do and this time it was ………. different.

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

Directions

In each sentence below, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

he film is about the age-old  ………. of right and ……... .

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Directions

In each sentence below, there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

His critics .............  that the director ..........  lost his Midas touch as his last three films have turned turtle at the box office.

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Directions

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

He added that he was sure that whatever differences existed between two parties will be resolved through dialogue

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

He knew many of the employees of the company by name, and had pleasant, gentle and kind-hearted dealings with a large number of them above a long period.

Solution:

QUESTION: 82

Directions
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. When something new was being tried, he involves himself fully in that till it was successful.

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Directions

In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substitute for the given phrase/sentence.

Q. The loop of rope with a running knot used to hang a person.

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

Directions
In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substitute for the given phrase/sentence.

Q. Yearly celebration of a date or an event .

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

Directions
In each of the following questions, choose the word which can be substitute for the given phrase/sentence.

Q. One who cannot be corrected.

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Directions

In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.

As for civil aviation, work on the airport is to be start by the Airport Authority of India and the total investment on the project will be Rs. 2,100 crore.

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Directions

In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.

I worked very hard, and I’m happy without end product.

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Directions

In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.

After the World War II and the recognition of Poland’s government by Great Britain, the refugees were asking to return to Poland.

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Directions
Which of the following best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase given?
Q. To pick holes

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Directions
Which of the following best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase given?
Q. Leaps and bounds

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Directions
Which of the following best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase given?
Q. Tom dick and harry

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Directions
In each question, one word is given in the question and five words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:
Q. Immaculate

Solution:

Explanation: 1) Emancipate – free, release, unshackle 2) Encapsulate – To include all 3) Exonerate – To free something, acquit 4) Immaculate - Flawless

QUESTION: 93

Directions
In each question, one word is given in the question and five words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:

Q. Eminent

Solution:

1) Emasculate, Enervate – to weaken 2) Imminent – Looming, forthcoming 3) Pertinent - relevant 4) Eminent – renowned, distinguished

QUESTION: 94

Directions
In each question, one word is given in the question and five words given in the options, Find the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the given word:

Q. Cohesive

Solution:

1) Disguise - impersonate 2) Deceive – hoodwink - cheat 3) Coerce - force 4) Cohesive – binding

QUESTION: 95

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q. Currently, for what purpose can oversight committees be formed by the RBI?

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q.  What step has been taken to help RBI monitor mechanisms tackling NPAs?

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q.  What does the phrase ‘alphabet soup’ stand for?

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q.  What has the government done to see a spurt in investment and job-creation?

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q.  Choose the word which has its meaning most similar to the word ‘quell’ used in the passage.

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Directions

The Centre has empowered the Reserve Bank of India to get banks to take tougher steps, including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters, to address the growing volume of bad loans on their books. An ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949 has been issued to quell doubts whether the existing provisions allowed the RBI to direct banks to deal with specific stressed assets. The RBI has also been vested with the power to form oversight committees wherever it deems fit. Currently such committees exist only for loans brought into a scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, also known as S4A. Now the RBI can bring in such panels to monitor the alphabet soup of other mechanisms for tackling non-performing assets (NPAs) such as SDR (strategic debt restructuring) through the JLFs, or joint lenders’ forums. The hope is that this will let bankers take decisive calls on loan accounts that have turned bad, as an independent oversight committee’s approval could keep investigative agencies off their backs. Bankers may not always have the sectoral expertise to monetise or leverage assets underlying bad loans in the best possible way. Yet, their paralysis on the NPA front, with its collateral impact being the worst bank credit growth recorded in decades, is driven by the fear that they could get themselves implicated for poor lending and monitoring decisions. The success of this latest salvo against bad loans will depend on the fine print on how the ultimate decision — whether to take a haircut on a loan and restructure it or invoke bankruptcy clauses — is arrived at.

Perhaps of equal significance is the reshuffle of certain public sector bank officials announced on Friday. This is a clear signal that the NDA government is losing its patience with bankers persisting with a status quo-ist approach. The ordinance is the latest attempt to resolve the twin balance sheet problem (of indebted borrowers and NPA-burdened lenders) plaguing India’s domestic investment cycle. In 2015, the Prime Minister launched a Gyan Sangam conclave with bankers, and an Indradhanush road map to revitalise public sector banks. Last year, a Banks Board Bureau was set up to recommend the appointment of top bosses at banks and help them develop strategies and plan raising of capital. If the government wants to see a spurt in investment and job-creation, it needs to do more than just pin its hopes on new oversight committees. It must amend the anti-corruption law as has been promised for a while now, and accept the need to fix the policy-level stress affecting sectors such as telecom, power and highways. Above all, the government cannot in the same breath argue that the political cost of reforms is dissipating, but that the ‘re-privatisation’ of banks as mootedby the RBI recently is still a holy cow for the Indian polity.

Q. Choose the word which has its meaning most opposite to the word ‘mooted’ used in the passage.

Solution: