# NABARD Manager Full Length Mock Test 1

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QUESTION: 1

### Four concentric (having the same center) circles with radii, x, 2x, 3x and 4x are drawn to form two rings P and Q as shown in the figure. Ratio of the area of inner ring P to the area of outer ring Q is

Solution:

Area of Inner Ring P
= π(2x)2 - π(x)2
= 4πx2 - πx2
= 3πx2
Area of outer ring Q
= π(4x)2 - π(3x)2
= 16 πx2 - 9 πx2
= 7 πx2

QUESTION: 2

### Colour A costing Rs 420 per kg is mixed with another colour B costing Rs 360 per kg. The mixture is sold at the rate of Rs 440 per kg. In order to earn the profit of 10%, the ratio of the colour A and B in the mixture should be

Solution:

Given Rs 420 per kg is the price of colour A rice
and Rs 360 per kg is the price of colour B rice

Unit cost price of the mixture = 440 - 44 = Rs 396
Using rule of aligation

QUESTION: 3

### Choose the correct alternative that will continue the same pattern and fill in the blank. (1/9), (1/3), 1, ____ , 9

Solution:

This is a multiplication series; each number is 3 times the previous number.

QUESTION: 4

Choose the correct alternative that will continue the same pattern.
4, 8, 22, 12, 16, 22, 20, 24,....?

Solution:

This is an alternating repetition series, with a random number, 22, interpolated as every third number into an otherwise simple addition series. In the addition series, 4 is added to each number to arrive at the next number.

QUESTION: 5

The information and quantities in column A and column B are given below.
Compare the quantities.

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

The information and quantities in column A and column B are given below.
Compare the quantities.

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

Which is the Number that comes next in the series:
22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, .?

Solution:

In this simple alternating subtraction and addition series; 1 is subtracted, then 2 is added, and so on.

QUESTION: 8

Three-fifth of a number is 15 more than 50% of that number. What is the number?

Solution:

QUESTION: 9

If 6 men and 8 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days while 26 men and 48 boys can do the same in 2 days, the time taken by 15 men and 20 boys in doing the same type of work will be :

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

The information and quantities in column A and column B are given below.
Compare the quantities.

Solution:
QUESTION: 11

What would be the simple interest obtained on an amount of Rs 3460 at the rate of 8.5 per cent per annum after 6 years?

Solution:

QUESTION: 12

In the following questions two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer.

Solution:

QUESTION: 13

In the following questions two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer.

I. 5x + 2y = 96
II. 3 (7x + 5y) = 489

Solution:

(5x + 2y = 96) × 15 .....(i)
21x + 15y = 489 × 2 .....(ii)
75x + 30y = 1440 .....(i)
42x + 30y = 978 .....(ii)
On Solving (i) and (ii) we get,
x = 14 and y = 13
x > y ⇒ 14 > 13

QUESTION: 14

In the following questions two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer.

I. (441)1/2x2 - 111 = (15)2

Solution:

QUESTION: 15

The following questions based on the graph given below. The graph shows the net receipts (shaded) and mortgage advances (unshaded) from December 2000 to April 2001 for a building society in Rs.lakh.

Q. In which two months were the same amount of building society mortgage advances made ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

The following questions based on the graph given below. The graph shows the net receipts (shaded) and mortgage advances (unshaded) from December 2000 to April 2001 for a building society in Rs.lakh.

Q. In which month was there the greatest excess of building society net receipts over mortgage advances ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

The following questions based on the graph given below. The graph shows the net receipts (shaded) and mortgage advances (unshaded) from December 2000 to April 2001 for a building society in Rs.lakh.

Q. What was the ratio of the society mortgage advances to net receipts in April 2001 ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

The figures of Foreign trade for the financial years starting from 1995-1996 to 2001-2002 are as follows :

Q. Which of the following shows an increase each year

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

The figures of Foreign trade for the financial years starting from 1995-1996 to 2001-2002 are as follows :

Q. The percentage increase in exports is maximum in the year

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

The figures of Foreign trade for the financial years starting from 1995-1996 to 2001-2002 are as follows :

Q. The ratio of imports in comparison to exports is maximum in the year

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

Which of the following symbols should be placed in blank spaces respectively (in the same order from left to right) in order to complete the given expression in such a manner that Y ≥ W < T definitely holds true?
T > U ? V = W ? X ≤ Y

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

Which of the following expressions will be true if the expression R ≥ S = T ≤ U < V > Z is definitely true?

Solution:

we cannot draw out any relation between the above options provided.

QUESTION: 23

In which of the following expressions will the expressions 'R < P' as well as 'S > Q' be definitely true?

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Each of the questions given below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
How many boys are there in the class?
Statements :
I. Mita's rank among girls is 5th from the top and her rank in the class is 9th from the bottom.
II. Number of boys in the class is twice the number of girls.

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

To prevent some conflicts of interest, Congress could prohibit high-level government officials from accepting positions as lobbyists for three years after such officials leave government service. One such official concluded, however, that such a prohibition would be unfortunate because it would prevent high-level government officials from earning a livelihood for three years.
The official's conclusion logically depends on which of the following assumptions?

Solution:
QUESTION: 26

The average life expectancy of people who drink alcohol heavily is lower than that of people who do not drink heavily, and people who smoke tobacco have lower life expectancies on average than those who refrain from smoking. Yet the average life expectancy of people who both drink heavily and smoke tends to decrease when such people give up drinking.
Which one of the following most helps to reconcile the discrepancy described above?

Solution:
QUESTION: 27

Authorities concerned with mass transport in metropolitan cities are struggling with deficits. Commuters complain about delays and breakdowns, cuts in service, and fares higher than they are accustomed to paying. For all these reasons and because the price of fuel is still not prohibitive, the number of commuters using public transportation has fallen, adding to the deficits.
Which among the following statements about the relationship between the number of commuters using public transportation and the price of fuel is best supported by the above passage?

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

Below are the statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statements and the following conclusions and decide which of the conclusion(s) follows the statement(s).

Statements :

a.Some papers are dogs.
b. Some dogs are windows.
c. All windows are trees.

Conclusions :

I. Some windows are papers.
II. Some papers are trees.

Solution:
QUESTION: 29

Below are the statements followed by four conclusions numbered I,II,III and IV. You have to consider the statements and the following conclusions and decide which of the conclusion(s) follows the statement(s).

Statements :

a. Some lions are goats.
b. Some goats are horses.
c. Some horses are flowers.

Conclusions :

I. Some lions are horses.
II. Some goats are flowers.
III. Some lions are flowers.
IV. Some horses are lions.

Solution:

Venn-diagram

All the three Premises are Particular Affirmative (I - type). Therefore, no conclusion follows from them.

QUESTION: 30

Below are the statements followed by four conclusions numbered I,II,III and IV. You have to consider the statements and the following conclusions and decide which of the conclusion(s) follows the statement(s).

Statements :

a. All shirts are trousers,
b. Some socks are shoes.
c. All shoes are shirts.

Conclusions:

I.Some socks are shirts.
II.Some socks are trousers.
III.All shoes are trousers.
IV.All shoes are socks.

Solution:

QUESTION: 31

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. Q is third to the right of W and second to the left of R. P is third to the left of T who is not an immediate neighbour of W. S is third to the left of V, who is not an immediate neighbour of T.

Q. Who is to the immediate right of S?

Solution:

QUESTION: 32

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. Q is third to the right of W and second to the left of R. P is third to the left of T who is not an immediate neighbour of W. S is third to the left of V, who is not an immediate neighbour of T.

Q. Who is second to the left of S?

Solution:

QUESTION: 33

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. Q is third to the right of W and second to the left of R. P is third to the left of T who is not an immediate neighbour of W. S is third to the left of V, who is not an immediate neighbour of T.

Q. Who is third to the right of T?

Solution:

third to the right of T is R
So answer is none of the above

QUESTION: 34

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q.

Who is in the middle of the row comprising A, B, C, D and E ?
I. B is to right of C, who is second from the left.
II. A is standing to the left of C, who is D's neighbour.

Solution:

So, from I, If there will be two on the left of B then there will be also on the right of B
So, B will be at middle
So, statement I is sufficient to answer. Middle member cannot be identified by statement II

QUESTION: 35

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q.

What is Shilpa's rank in the class ?
I. The class strength is 45
II. Shilpa is eight ranks below Mahesh who stood 17th

Solution:

QUESTION: 36

In a class there are seven students (including boys and girls) A, B, C, D, E, F and G. They sit on three benches I, II and III. Such that at least two students on each bench and at least one girl on each bench. C who is a girl student, does not sit with A, E and D. F the boy student sits with only B. A sits on the bench I with his best friends. G sits on the bench III. E is the brother of C.

Q. How many girls are there out of these 7 students ?

Solution:

The number of girls is either 3 or 4.

QUESTION: 37

In a class there are seven students (including boys and girls) A, B, C, D, E, F and G. They sit on three benches I, II and III. Such that at least two students on each bench and at least one girl on each bench. C who is a girl student, does not sit with A, E and D. F the boy student sits with only B. A sits on the bench I with his best friends. G sits on the bench III. E is the brother of C.

Q. Which of the following is the group of girls ?

Solution:

BCD are the group of girls.

QUESTION: 38

A word arrangement, when rearranged by given input follow a particular logic behind it.
Study that logic and apply on given problems.
Input: Heater and sun rays helps in winter.
Result I—Winter heater and sun rays helps in
Result II—Winter sun heater and rays helps in
Result III—Winter sun rays heater and helps in
Result IV—Winter sun rays in heater and helps
Result V—Winter sun rays in helps heater and
Now words are fully arranged, and we finish the process here.

Q. Which of the following will be result 3 for the given input? Input: “Life become bore without success.”

Solution:

Input: Life become bore without success.
Result I Without life become bore success.
Result II Without success life become bore.
Result III Without success life bore become.

QUESTION: 39

A word arrangement, when rearranged by given input follow a particular logic behind it.
Study that logic and apply on given problems.
Input: Heater and sun rays helps in winter.
Result I—Winter heater and sun rays helps in
Result II—Winter sun heater and rays helps in
Result III—Winter sun rays heater and helps in
Result IV—Winter sun rays in heater and helps
Result V—Winter sun rays in helps heater and
Now words are fully arranged, and we finish the process here.

Q.

If the following result is 2nd for input then what will be the fourth result?
Result-II: The success my is outcome of diligence.

Solution:

Result II The success my is outcome of diligence.
Result III The success outcome my is of diligence.
Result IV The success outcome of my is diligence.

QUESTION: 40

A word arrangement, when rearranged by given input follow a particular logic behind it.
Study that logic and apply on given problems.
Input: Heater and sun rays helps in winter.
Result I—Winter heater and sun rays helps in
Result II—Winter sun heater and rays helps in
Result III—Winter sun rays heater and helps in
Result IV—Winter sun rays in heater and helps
Result V—Winter sun rays in helps heater and
Now words are fully arranged, and we finish the process here.

Q. Which of the following will be the last result of given input. Input: “An invitation to a most exclusive evening.”

Solution:

In such type of problems direct rule follows that is to arrange the input in descending order.
Input: An invitation to a most exclusive evening.
Last result will be “To most invitation exclusive evening an a”

QUESTION: 41

Fill in the blank with appropriate word.
I was astounded at his..........lack of knowledge about the continent of Africa.

Solution:
QUESTION: 42

Spot the error.

Solution:
QUESTION: 43

Spot the error.

Solution:
QUESTION: 44

Spot the error.

Solution:

Yet, firms and other concerns are spending large sums of money all the time

QUESTION: 45

Spot the error.

Solution:

The correct option is 'having worked in'

QUESTION: 46

Spot the error.

Solution:

The correct statements is 'She wanted to reach'

QUESTION: 47

Fill in the blanks with appropriate word.

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B1 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 48

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B2 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 49

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B3 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 50

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B4 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 51

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B5 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 52

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B6 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 53

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B7 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 54

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B8 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 55

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B9 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 56

This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were ___B1___ they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While traveling one day, a man arrived at the ___B2___of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly he came across a frightening creature – it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who, scared out of his ___B3___ , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, ___B4___ water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw-the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an ___B5___ of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer. IN the following weeks, the man saw more such creatures, again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on ___B6___.The man began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and ___B7___ . And the stamina the creatures had was ___B8___ . They could walk the entire length of the desert without being exhausted. Observing them, man thought, “What if I___B9___ this creature and make it ferry all my stuff? I could then make the desert my home.” So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that the taming of the camel was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully ___B10___ up to its title of “Ship of the Desert’.

Q. Appropriate word at B10 is

Solution:
QUESTION: 57

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q.

Which of the following cannot be said about Abhiram ?
(A) Abhiram used to meditate and pray every morning that God would make him prosperous.
(B) Abhiram refused to sell the painting to the little boy because the boy did not speak to him politely.

Solution:
QUESTION: 58

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. Why did Abhiram paint a picture of one particular deity every morning ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 59

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q.

Why did Abhiram refuse to accept the money that the Minister sent him ?
(A) He wanted the Minister to give him more money in person.
(B) He had a grudge against the Minister and wanted to punish him.
(C) He was angry because the Minister did not recognize and acknowledge him as a brother.

Solution:
QUESTION: 60

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. Why did the Minister send a bagful of gold to Abhiram's house ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 61

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. Why was Abhiram disappointed with his most recent painting ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 62

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. What was Abhiram's first reaction when he heard about the appointment of the new Royal Minister?

Solution:
QUESTION: 63

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. What did Abhiram learn from the incident?

Solution:
QUESTION: 64

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. Why did Abhiram dislike the newly appointed Minister ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 65

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. Why did Abhiram dislike the newly appointed Minister ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 66

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q. What made Abhiram finally gift the painting to the Minister ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 67

In the town where Abhiram painted pictures of gods and goddesses, everyone knew him only as a stranger who had always painted pictures for a living. No one knew him or his past. He would think, I was once wealthy but its all gone now… and in a way it is for the better. I mediate on various forms of God all day long now, my bread and butter comes from that. I also place His image in all the houses. No one can take away the respect and goodwill this earns me. One day the royal Minister passed away. The king employed a new Minister from a foreign land. The whole town was abuzz with the news but that day Abhiram’s fingers stilled to a halt. Abhiram’s father had adopted an orphan boy whom he raised and trusted more than his own son, Abhiram. But the boy had turned traitor and had stolen the old man’s fortune from him. The very same man had now come to the new kingdom as the new Minister. The room where Abhiram painted was also his puja room. He went in, folded his hands and queried, "Is this why I have spent so many years meditating on you through every colour, every line ? Is this how you reward me with such an insult ?"
The chariot pageant was coming up. At the fairgrounds many people from different lands thronged to buy Abhiram’s pictures. In that throng, there was a little boy watched over by servants. He picked out one picture. Abhiram turned to the child’s attendant and asked, who is this boy? He replied, The only son of our royal Minister. Abhiram covered his paintings with a cloth and said, I will not sell my pictures. Which only made the child want the picture even more. He came home and sulked in the corner and refused to eat. The Minister sent a bagful of coins for Abhiram, but the bag came back to the Minister untouched. The Minister said to himself, What audacity ! The more he was pestered, the more dogged was Abhiram’s refusal and he thought, "This is my victory."
Every morning the first thing Abhiram did was to paint a picture of his own beloved deity. This was the only form of worship known to him. One day he realized the painting wasn’t to his satisfaction. Something looked different. It wasn’t looking right. He felt tormented. As the days passed, the subtle difference became more apparent until one day Abhiram looked up, startled by the realization… he could see it clearly now – the face of his God was beginning to look more and more like the Minister. He hurled his brush to the ground and said. So the Minister wins ! That same day he took the painting to the Minister asked, How much ? Abhiram said, You robbed me of my devotion to God I shall gain it back by gifting you this picture. The Minister had no idea what he was talking about.

Q.

What effect did the appointment of the new Minister have on Abhiram's work ?
(A) He changed his style of painting of showing subtle differences and adopted a more modern style.
(B) He decided to give up painting pictures of deities and began to make portraits of the Minister.
(C) He raised the prices of his paintings.

Solution:
QUESTION: 68

Fill in the blank with appropriate word.

The festival must be perceived as an effort to ...... relations between both nations.

Solution:
QUESTION: 69

...... by the female anopheles mosquito malaria is common during the monsoon.

Solution:
QUESTION: 70

The morning ...... was shattered by her terrified screams.

Solution:
QUESTION: 71

Our team ...... to make every effort to clinch the title.

Solution:
QUESTION: 72

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) Moreover salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporate.
(Q) This trend should be a wake up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad.
(R) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff.
(S) Having identified these as the reasons employees leave PSEs it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation.
(T) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks.
(U) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain.

Q. Which of the following should be FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 73

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) Moreover salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporate.
(Q) This trend should be a wake up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad.
(R) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff.
(S) Having identified these as the reasons employees leave PSEs it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation.
(T) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks.
(U) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain.

Q. Which of the following should be SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 74

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) Moreover salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporate.
(Q) This trend should be a wake up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad.
(R) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff.
(S) Having identified these as the reasons employees leave PSEs it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation.
(T) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks.
(U) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain.

Q. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 75

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) Moreover salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporate.
(Q) This trend should be a wake up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad.
(R) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff.
(S) Having identified these as the reasons employees leave PSEs it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation.
(T) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks.
(U) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain.

Q. Which of the following should be FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 76

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) Moreover salaries in public sector enterprises are not as competitive as those offered by private or foreign corporate.
(Q) This trend should be a wake up call for stakeholders to examine why employees are seeking better opportunities with private companies in India and abroad.
(R) Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) have been experiencing severe challenges in attracting, motivating and retaining their key staff.
(S) Having identified these as the reasons employees leave PSEs it is important to empower stakeholders to find ways to remedy the situation.
(T) One reason is that young employees lured away by private firms are more willing to undertake professional risks.
(U) Employees in specialist roles especially have become increasingly difficult to retain.

Q. Which of the following should be the LAST(SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. While campaigning against child-labour the leader said that he WAS FELLING STRONGLY about children being make to work when they should be going to school.

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. You would have succeeded if you ACTED upon my advice.

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. Don't hold this dirty insect in your hand: THROW IT.

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. The principal asked me THAT I SHOULD NOT ENTER his office without permission.

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

The alternative name for application software is-

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

A data communication facility on which data can be transmitted in two directions is referred as

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Electronic circuit used to interconnect I/O devices to a computer's CPU or memory is known as-

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

The following set of digits are used by hexadecimal number system :

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

LISP (LIST Processing) is a high level programming language-

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Regarding structured programming ,it:

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Programs stored in ROM are called:

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Computer "Virus" is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Network components are connected to the same cable in the _________ topology.

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Which of the following is an advantage of stored programs?

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Data items groped together for storage purposes are called a

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

RF keyboards differ from infrared keyboards in that they:

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

The third generation of computer covers the period-

Solution:
QUESTION: 94

Mouse in computers is used basically in-

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Microsoft Windows is a-

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Laser printer is an example of-

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Which of the following is not a valid capacity of a floppy disk?

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

A lawyer wants to use a computer for his professional purposes. Your advice for him is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Solution:
QUESTION: 101

The Bombay Stock Exchange was made functional as early as

Solution:
QUESTION: 102

Whose autobiography is titled An Actor's Journey?

Solution:
QUESTION: 103

The Tamil Ramayana was the work of:

Solution:
QUESTION: 104

The new name of Burma is :

Solution:
QUESTION: 105

The Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) is run by

Solution:
QUESTION: 106

The Malimath Committee Report of 2003, recently in the news, pertains specifically to

Solution:
QUESTION: 107

Rotavac and Rabishield vaccine is concerned with

Solution:
QUESTION: 108

Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): No Departmental Standing Committee (DSC) works under the Rajya Sabha
Reasons (R): The main objective of a DSC is to secure particularly more financial accountability of the Executive to the Parliament
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 109

The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/ her appointment

Solution:
QUESTION: 110

Consider the following statements about ‘Cyber Surakshit Bharat’ initiative
1. It is under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
2. It aims to conduct a series of training programs for departments in State and Union governments, Public Sector Banks, and technical arms of the Air Force, Army and Navy
Select the correct statements

Solution:
QUESTION: 111

The Mayor of the Corporation is

Solution:
QUESTION: 112

Plants are killed at low temperature because :

Solution:
QUESTION: 113

In what town was Hitler born?

Solution:
QUESTION: 114

National Institute of Nutrition is located at which of the following places?

Solution:
QUESTION: 115

Which union territory of India is the most densely populated one?

Solution:
QUESTION: 116

Which of the following is not a Social reform introduced by Lord William Bentick

Solution:
QUESTION: 117

The oral polio vaccine was discovered by

Solution:
QUESTION: 118

Kumbha Mela is held after every twelve years at four places. There of these places are Hardwar, Prayag and Ujjain. Which is the fourth place?

Solution:
QUESTION: 119

Who among the following tennis player is the winner of the US Open Women's Singles Final 2003 ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 120

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is located at which of the following places?

Solution:
QUESTION: 121

Financial inclusion makes people to

Solution:
QUESTION: 122

Which of the following institutions regulate non-banking financial companies?

Solution:
QUESTION: 123

Which of the following terms is used in the field of banking?

Solution:
QUESTION: 124

Which of the following statements is correct about soiled/mutilated note?

Solution:
QUESTION: 125

One of the major challenges banking industries is facing these days is money laundering. Which of the following acts/ norms are launched by the banks by the banks to prevent money laundering in general ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 126

Which state has launched nearly 249 skill development centres throughout the state with the aim to improve skilled manpower?

Solution:
QUESTION: 127

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which two states for completion of balance works of North Koel reservoir project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1622.27 crore?

Solution:
QUESTION: 128

The AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, has laid down the foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) in which city on January 22, 2018?

Solution:
QUESTION: 129

The government of which state has launched the release of benefits under ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’ (MGSVY) for the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society?

Solution:
QUESTION: 130

The Unique Identification Authority of India has introduced a new measure named virtual ID to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar data. The virtual ID is a _____ digit number

Solution:
QUESTION: 131

Upto how much Rupees Finance Ministry stated that there will be no charges on debit card transactions?

Solution:
QUESTION: 132

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with which country for co-operation in automobile, defence and textiles sectors?

Solution:
QUESTION: 133

According to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO’s) latest estimate for India’s GDP growth rate, Indian economy is expected to grow at slower ____ percent in 2017-18 compared to the 7.1 per cent in 2016-17

Solution:
QUESTION: 134

How much amount has been allocated by the Government of India to West Bengal government for electrification of 881 km of rail network in the state?

Solution:
QUESTION: 135

What is the rank of India among the list of the most wealthiest countries of the world as per the report by New World Wealth?

Solution:
QUESTION: 136

What is the procurement price for agricultural commodities?

Solution:
QUESTION: 137

Which is first public sector unit in India to be disinvested?

Solution:
QUESTION: 138

The process of budget making after re-evaluating every item of expenditure in every financial year is known as—

Solution:
QUESTION: 139

Budget is the;

Solution:
QUESTION: 140

When customs duty is levied according to the value of goods, it is called:

Solution:
QUESTION: 141

Corporate Tax is imposed by—

Solution:
QUESTION: 142

Green banking means-

Solution:
QUESTION: 143

The Finance Commission-

Solution:
QUESTION: 144

Antyodaya scheme is meant to

Solution:
QUESTION: 145

If the Indian economy aimed at an annual growth rate of 7 per cent in national income, assuming as incremental capital ratio of 3.5 : 1, what would be the required rate of investment as percent of national income ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 146

Which one of the following is a basic industry?

Solution:
QUESTION: 147

The Mahalanobis strategy of planning adopted during the Second Five Year Plan emphasized investment in

Solution:
QUESTION: 148

Consider the following statements :
The main purposes of regulated markets in agricultural marketing in India are to
II. Eliminate unhealthy market practices
III. Reduce market charges
IV. Ensure fair prices
Of these statements :

Solution:
QUESTION: 149

Which one of the following is NOT included in the foreign-exchange reserves of India ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 150

Which one of the following factors is the least important as far as its responsibility for the high birth rate in India is concerned ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 151

Supply-side economic lays greater emphasis on the point of view of:

Solution:
QUESTION: 152

With reference to India, which one of the following statements is not correct ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 153

Consider the following statements :
The dependency rate depends on -
1. Rate of growth of population
2. Birth rates
3. Population profile by age groups
Which of statements given above is/are correct ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 154

Which one of the following are the causes of inflation on India ?
1. Low growth of agricultural products
2. Increasing non-development expenditure
3. Increase in money supply
4. Increase burden of exports
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Solution:
QUESTION: 155

Consider the following statements :
A milestone in reforms in the Indian Petroleum sector was the dismantling of the "Administered Pricing Mechanism" (APM). Under the new regime,
1. The pricing of indigenous crude oil and petroleum products, except for PDS kerosene and domestic LPG, is market determined
2. Subsidies on PDS kerosene and domestic LPG are on a specified flat rate basis and are borne by the Consolidated Fund of India
3. There is freight subsidy for far-flung areas for PDS kerosene and domestic LPG and is borne by the Consolidated Fund of India
Which of the above statements given above are correct ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 156

Disguised unemployment is the agricultural sector of India exists due to the

Solution:
QUESTION: 157

The percentage of land surface occupied by forests in India is about

Solution:
QUESTION: 158

Over the plan era, the relative share of area under foodgrains in gross cropped area in India.

Solution:
QUESTION: 159

Cropping pattern refers to

Solution:
QUESTION: 160

The following items consist of two statements, one labelled as , "Assertion A" and the other labelled as "Reason R". You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason R are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly.
Assertion (A) : India's debt servicing burden is not as precarious as that of some of the Latin American countries.
Reason (R) : Concessional debt accounts for a large proportion of India's external debt.

Solution:
QUESTION: 161

Which region in India is known as the 'Rice Bowl of India' ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 162

THe spice-garden of India is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 163

Which insect is known as farmers' enemy No.1?

Solution:
QUESTION: 164

'Jhum' is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 165

Which one of the following is not a plantation crop?

Solution:
QUESTION: 166

Which of the following has not been a component of the agriculture strategy that brought about the Green Revolution?

Solution:
QUESTION: 167

Endangered plant species are conserved through

Solution:
QUESTION: 168

Dhangadhar sanctuary is the home for

Solution:
QUESTION: 169

Agriculture sector directly employs one of the following percentages of labour force in India:

Solution:
QUESTION: 170

The state with highest production of large cardamom in India is

Solution:
QUESTION: 171

The main reason for the continuous decrease in the number of wild life is

Solution:
QUESTION: 172

Which of the following is true about the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)?
1. It is applicable in 100 rural district.
2. It gives a guaranteed employment of 100 days at all those who are eligible for the same and are also willing to take it.
3. This act is applicable only, for men between the of 21-65. Women do not get the benefit of the same.

Solution:
QUESTION: 173

What is Vande Mataram Scheme?

Solution:
QUESTION: 174

Many times we see in newspapers that some projects are launched by the government authorities on 'PPP' basis.
What is the full form of 'PPP'?

Solution:
QUESTION: 175

Source of carbon to plants is

Solution:
QUESTION: 176

The National Rural Employment Scheme was launched throughout the country from:

Solution:
QUESTION: 177

The programme announced by the Prime Minister for the minorities in India is called:

Solution:
QUESTION: 178

One of the dams which controls the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is

Solution:
QUESTION: 179

With reference to the steel industry in India in the recent times, consider the following statements:
1. Vizag Steel Plant(RINL) has been declared Mini Ratna.
2. Merger of IISCO with SAIL has been completed.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution: