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RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 1

Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

CHIDE

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 1

Chide means to express disapproval and praise means to show approval of the achievements.Thus, option A is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 2

Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

ENDEARING

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 2

Endearing describes a lovable person and Odious is used to describe a person who is repulsive.An irritating person does not necessarily have to be an unlikable person.Thus, choice B is more appropriate.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 3

Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

BOISTEROUS

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 3

Boisterous means energetic the opposite of which is calm.Thus, option D is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 4

Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

BESTOW

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 4

Bestow means to present, the opposite of which is take away. Thus, option D is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 5

Choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

PERENNIAL

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 5

Perennial means lasting for a long time.The meaning of perishable is likely to decay or go bad quickly.Thus, perishable is the antonym of perennial and D is the correct option.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 6

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

Fate smiled ……… him in all his ventures.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 6

Between on and upon, on is used more in informal situations. Thus, on is more suitable here

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 7

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

It is difficult for me to part …….. my belongings.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 7

With is the most appropriate preposition for the given blank.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 8

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

You cannot deprive him …….. his right.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 8

The preposition "of" is the most appropriate for the blank.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 9

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

Hard work his taken toll ………. his health.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 9

Upon and on are both suitable here.But "upon" is used in more formal cases, thus "on" is preferred here.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 10

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

We must always try to live life ………. dignity.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 10

with means "having" which is the most appropriate preposition for the blank.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 11

The blood pressure of a normal person is:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 13

In simple harmonic motion, what remains constant?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 14

When a glass is rubbed by a silken cloth, the rod acquires

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 15

The velocity of sound does not depend on

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 16

The ultrasonic sound can be heard by

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 17

Which of the following is not a hormone?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 18

The longest among the following dams is

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 20

Which of the following invented Algebra?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 21

A mega city has a minimum population of

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 22

The language of chola rulers was:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 23

Gandhiji started march to Dandi from

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 24

Which the following rivers pass through valley?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 26

The post of collector in india was created in:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 27

Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of panipat ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 28

The people of indus valley civilization worshipped:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 31

The first animal domesticated by Neolithic people was:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 33

Which of the following is wrongly matched ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 34

Name the persian version of the mahabharata, translated during Akbar’s reign:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 35

The marathas were defeated in the Anglo-Maratha wars due to:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 36

Which of the following Acts delegated the power of framing laws to the council of the Governor general?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 38

The single biggest item of british capital investment in india was/were:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 39

The first weekly paper published by the Indian National Congress in 1889, was:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 40

Lala Lajpat Rai suffered fatal injuries during the demonstration against the:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 41

The only annual session of the congress presided over by Gandhiji was:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 44

Which one of the following is correctly matched?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 45

The important objectives of the development of cooperative sector are:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 46

Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was established in

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 48

Which one of the following will directly increase the GNP?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 49

Who wrote a book describing the theory of economic drain of India during British rule?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 50

As per 2001 census the state having highest urban population is:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 51

How would you describe the Indian constitution?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 52

Who is competent to amend the fundamental rights?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 53

Name the Canal that Joins the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 54

Amongst the following Indian states which one has the minimum total forest cover?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 55

Which one among the following languages has largest number of speakers in the world?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 56

The great Asian river Mekong does not run through:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 57

In March-April, 2009 India defeated New Zealand in test cricket match series. The victory came after how many years?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 58

Who among the following is the winner of Miss India world wide 2009?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 60

In IPL-2 version of cricket, the Australian Shane Warne was the captain of which team?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 61

In Lok Sabha the number of seats is:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 62

Who is the benefited from inflation:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 63

Jyoti Randhawa is associated to which sport?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 64

Who is the writer of book ‘Conquest of self’?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 65

When is the world Environmental day observed?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 66

Chandrayaan-1, Indian moon Mission, was launched on:

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 67

Who among the following controls/supervises the Consolidated Fund of India?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 68

Who has defined the office of Profit ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 69

Which of the following is not a constitutional arrangement?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 70

Partition of Bengal was done during the period of:

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 71

7857 + 3596 + 4123 = 1557615576 / 96 = 162.25

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 72

741560 + 935416 + 1143 + 17364 =?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 72

741560 + 935416 = 1676976

1143 + 17364=18507

So, the total sum = 1676976 + 18507 = 1695483

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 73

36% of 4800 = 1728

.2% of 1320 = 2.64

So, 36% of 4800 * .2% of 1320 = 1728 *2.64 = 4561.92

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 74

Ramana’s salary is decreased by 10%. By what percent his decreased salary be raised to have the original salary?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 74

Let his original salary be 100 Rs.

Decreased salary = 100 - 10% = 90 Rs.

Amount to be increased = 10 RS

Percentage = 10*100/90 = 11 11/9%

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 75

To get 35% a number, the number should be multiplied by

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 75

7/20 = 35%

So, to get 35% of a number, it needs to be multiplied by 7/20

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 76

Let the number be N

20% of N = 10

So, N = 10/20% = 10 x 5 = 50

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 77

A sum doubles in 20 years. How long will it take to become 8 times the original amount?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 77

The sum doubles every twenty years. So, it becomes 4 times in 40 years and 8 times in 60 years.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 78

The sum of two numbers is 100 and their difference is 50. The ratio of these numbers is:

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 78

x + y = 100

x - y = 50

So, x = 75 and y = 25

Ratio = 3:1

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 79

The population of a town increases at 10% per annum. If the present population is 160000, what will be the population after 4 years?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 79

The rate of growth of the population = 10%

Population of the town = 160000

So population after 4 years = 1.1 x 1.1 x1.1 x 1.1 times 1,60,000

= 2.34 lakhs

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 80

The ratio of the volumes of two cubes is 1 : 27. The ratio of other surface areas will be

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 80

Volume of cube = s^{3}

Area of the cube = 6 x s^{2}

So, if the volume is in the ratio of 1:27, the sides are in the ratio of 1:3 and hence the areas are in the ratio of 1:9

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 81

The simple interest on a certain sum at the rate of 4% per annum in 4 years is Rs. 80 more than the simple interest on the same sum at 5% per annum after 3 years. The sum is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 81

Let the principal be P

SI = P xT x R/100

difference = P x 4 x 4 /100 - P x 5 x 3/100

= 16P/100 - 15P/100 = 80

P = 8000 Rs.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 82

At what rate of compound interest a sum will be 25/16 times of itself in 2 years?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 82

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 83

In an examination, a student gets 20% of total marks and fails by 30 marks. Another student gets 32% of total marks which is more than the minimum pass marks by 42 marks. The pass percentage is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 83

Let the total marks be x

and pass marks be z

So, x * 20% = z - 30

x * 32% = z + 42

Implies, x * 12% = 72 or x = 600

z = 150

The required ratio = 150/600 = 25%

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 84

A particle is thrown upwards at the velocity of 39.2 m/sec. Time to reach the highest point is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 84

initial velocity=u= 39.2 m/s

final velocity=v= 0 m/s

acceleration due to gravity=g=-9.8m/s^{2}

We know that, v = u + gt

On substituting the above values, we get

t=4 s

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 85

If the interest is compounded annually and the compound interest after 3 years at 10% per annum on a sum is Rs. 331, the principal is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 85

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 86

A shopkeeper earns 20% by allowing a discount of 10% on the marked price of an article. An article is marked at Rs. 280, its actual price is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 86

Let the cost of the article be x Rs.

Selling price = 1.2 x

But 1.2 x = 280 * .9

So, x = 280 * .9/1.2 = 210 Rs.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 87

Ram bought 1600 eggs at the rate of Rs.3.75 per dozen. He sold 900 of them at 2 eggs for Re 1 and the remaining at 5 eggs for Rs. 2. Find his loss or gain percent.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 87

Cost price of the eggs = 3.75 x 1600/ 12 = 500 Rs.

Selling Price = 900 eggs x 1/2 + 700 x 2/5 = 450 + 280 = 730 Rs

Profit % = (730 - 500)/500 = 230/500 = 46%

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 88

In an election a candidate gets 40% of votes polled and is defeated by the winning candidate by 298 votes. Find the total number of votes polled.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 88

There is an assumption in the question that there are only two candidates participating in the election. One candidate got 40% votes and the other candidate got 60% votes. The difference is 20% votes which are 298. If 298 votes are 20%, 100% is how much.

= 298/20% = 1490

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 89

Two numbers are less than the third number by 30% and 37% respectively. By what percent is the second number less than the first number?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 89

Let the third number be x. So, the first number is .7x

The second number is .63x

So, the second number is less than the first number by .7 ie 10% of the first number

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 90

A man goes from A to B At the speed of 5 kmph and returns from B to A at 4 kmph. His average speed during the whole journey is

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Gorakhpur) - 2009 - Question 90

Let the distance between A and B be d

Time taken for travel from A to B is d/5

Time taken for travel from B to A is d/4

Average speed = total distance/ total time = 40/9

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