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RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 1

42 : 56 : : 72 : ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 1

14 x 3 = 42

14 x 4 = 56

Likewise

24 x 3 = 72

24 x 4 = 96

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 2

6 : 18 : : 4 : ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 2

6 x 3 = 18

Likewise 4 x 3 = 13

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 3

RESPONSIBLE : EBSOSR: : SENSITIVE : EIINS: : CLARIFICATION : ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 3

The code involves reversing the original word and selecting the odd numbered letters.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 4

COUNSEL : BITIRAK : : GUIDANCE : ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 4

Every odd letter is replaced by the previous letter in the alphabetical series. The even letters are 6, 5, 4, etc letters away.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 5

Which of the following states came into existence on the basis of language ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 6

Who among the following Presidents had been in office continuously for two terms ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 7

Under which of the following conditions, the President can declare a state or Emergency ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 8

Who among the following Prime Minister did not face the Parliament during his term of office?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 9

4 plates (50 cm x 5 cm) are arranged as show below. Calculate the area of the square space in the middle.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 9

The side of the square = 50cm - 5cm - 5cm = 40cm

Hence, area = 40 * 40 = 1600 sq cm

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 10

One tap fills up a tank in two hours and the second tap empties it in 3 hours. How long will the tank take to get filled up if both the taps start functioning simultaneously ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 10

The time taken when they work together is 1/(1/2-1/3)

= 6 hours

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 11

Difference between the length and breadth of a field is 48 metres and its perimeter is of 160 metres. What would be the length of a side of a square whose area is equal to this field ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 11

l - b = 48

(l+b)*2 = 160

So, l = 64

b = 16

Area of the rectangle = area of the square = 64 x 16

Side of the square = sq root (64 x 16) = 8 x 4 = 32

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 12

In a co-educational school there are 600 students. Average age of boys is 12 years and that of girls is 11 years. If the average age of all the students is 11 years and 9 months, what would be the number of girls ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 12

Let there be g girls in the school.

Number of boys = 600 - g

Total age of girls = g x 11

Total age of boys = (600 - g ) x 12

Total age of the school = 600 x 11.75

But that = 11g + 7200 - 12g

So g = 150

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 13

Sitting of Supreme Court take place in New Delhi. Under some unavoidable circumstance, by whose permission can the Chief Justice shift the sitting place elsewhere ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 14

First of all, the hypothesis of formation of constitution originated in which of the following countries ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 15

Who among the following is associated with Indian civilisation ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 16

Which of the following diseases spreads due to virus ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 17

Marked price of an article is Rs. 500. The shopkeeper sells the article at successive discounts of 15% and 10%. Another shopkeeper sells the same article and gives the successive discounts of 9% and 16%. From which shopkeeper the customer will get more benefit ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 17

The selling price for the first shopkeeper = 500 x .85 x .9 = 500 x .765

The selling price for the second shopkeeper = 500 x .91 x .84 = 500 x .7644

So, the customer benefits more from second shopkeeper.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 18

There is a copper wire of 1 cm diameter and 8 cm length. It is moulded in a wire of 18 cm length. What would be the diameter of this new wire ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 18

Assuming the volume of the wire remains constant.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 19

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 19

1 - 1/2 = 1/2

1 - 1/3 = 2/3

1 - 1/4 = 3/4

The denominator of the first term gets cancelled by the numerator of the second term and so on...

So, the final value = 1/40

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 20

Foodgrains for 220 soldiers have been stored in a fort. Foodgrains will be consumed in 16 weeks, if each soldier is given 45 gm per day. The same foodgrains will last for 24 weeks if each soldier is given 33 gms per day and some soldiers are removed. How many soldiers should be removed ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 20

220 soldiers - 16 weeks - 45 gm/day

x soldiers - 24 weeks - 33 gm/day

So, x = 220 x 16/24 x 45/33

= 200 soldiers.

Number of soldiers removed = 220 - 200 = 20

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 21

Headquarters of North-Eastern Railway is located at which of the following cities ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 22

In 1866, Dadabhai Naoroji had founded East Indian Association in the following city--

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 23

In which of the following sessions did Indian National Congress split into Moderate Party and Extremist Party ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 24

Who among the following was the first Governor General of India ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 25

After 1857, who among the following had declared, in a court in Allahabad, about transfer of India’s administration to the British crown ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 26

6 : 1 is the ratio of the age of Amar and that of Ajay. After 7 years, this ratio becomes 7 : 2. What is the present age of Ajay ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 26

Lets Amar and Ajay's ages be 6x and x. After 7 years, their ages are 6x + 7 and x + 7.

But that 6x+7: x+7 = 7 : 2

So, x = 7

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 27

Some amount of money has to be distributed among A, B and C in the ratio 8 : 7 : 6. Rs. 2700 in the difference between the shares of A and B. The difference between share of A and the share of C will be--

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 27

Let the shares of A, B and C be 8x, 7x and 6x

Difference between A and B is 8x - 7x = x

Difference between A and C is 8x - 6x = 2x

Given x = 2700, what is 2x?

= 2700 x 2 = 5400

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 28

If the selling price of bananas falls by 20%, we get 5 more bananas for Rs. 10. What was the previous price of one banana ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 28

Let the price of bananas be x Rs/ banana.

If the price falls by 20%, cost of banana = .8x

Number of bananas for Rs. 10 = 10/.8x

But 10/.8x- 10/x = 5

So, x = .5

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 29

If all the vowels of the word COMPUTER are taken together, the letters of the word COMPUTER can be arranged in how many different ways ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 29

If all the three vowels are taken together, they can be considered one element and so, the number of elements = 6

Number of ways of arranging the 6 elements = 6!

The vowels can be re arranged in the element in 3! ways.

So, total number of ways of arranging = 3! x 6! = 4320 ways

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 30

In a queue of boys, Mahesh is at 10th place from right side and Suresh at 10th place from left side. If both change their places mutually, Suresh comes at 27th place from left side. What would be the place of Mahesh from right side ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 30

There are 17 persons between Mahesh and Suresh. So, after they interchange the positions, 17 + 9 people to Mahesh's right side. So, his position will be 27th.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 31

In some code language, STATION is written as URCRKMP. How can BRING be written in the same code language ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 31

The code involves replaces the odd digits with 2 elements behind and even letters with 2 elements after.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 32

Who is the author of the book ‘Shane Warne’s Century ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 33

Who was honoured with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award, 2008 ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 34

Term of the Inter-Governmental Commission for Indo-Russian Military Cooperation has been extended up till which of the following years ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 35

What age-limit has been fixed for child-artists by the National Children-rights Protection Commission ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 36

What is the full form of IRSMI.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 37

Pointing to an old man , Kunal said, ‘’His son is my son’s uncle’’ How is the old man related to Kunal ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 37

The old man's son is Kunal's son's uncle. So, the old man's son is Kunal's brother. So, the old man Kunal's father.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 38

A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is girl’s ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 38

The boy is the son of the daughter of the father of her uncle.

ie son of the daughter of her grand fatherie son of her mom ie her brother

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 39

A man is facing North-West. He turns 90 degrees in the clockwise direction and then 135 degrees in the anti-clockwise direction. Which direction is he facing now ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 39

The turns effective 45 degrees in the anti clockwise direction. So, he faces West

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 40

Unscramble the letters in the words given in the question and find the odd one out---

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 40

While all the countries are middle eastern, Japan is not.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 41

TRADE : UQBCF : : PLATE : ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 41

In the code the even letters are the previous letters in the alphabetical series. The odd letters are the next letters in the alphabetical series.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 42

Find the odd one out---

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 42

All the options except (a) are opposites.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 43

Find I and II in the relationship--
I: Needle : : Chef : II

I- (E) Thread (F) Cloth
(G) Doctor (H) Tailor

II-(P) Food (Q) Knife
(R) Chicken (S) Oven

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 43

Just like a tailor uses a needle, a chef uses a knife for his job (of cooking)

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 44

Find the odd one out---------

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 44

Saturday is a weekend day ie holiday. The rest and weekdays.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 45

Which areas of India receives the least rainfall ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 46

Select the macro plant nutrients…….
I. Phosphorous
II. Iron
III. Carbon
IV. Nitrogen

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 47

A car engine coolant performs which of the following functions ?
A. Raises the boiling point of water
B. Lowers the freezing point of water
C. Reduces rusting tendency
D. Lubricates the water pump

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 48

Who amongst the following was the brother of Dhritrashtra ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 49

Indira Krishnamurthy Nooyi is the CEO of which famous company ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 50

8th March is celebrated as ……..

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 51

March 21 is celebrated as

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 52

Who has been appointed as the first official ambassador of the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapore ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 53

RHEA and TETHYS are the names of ……...

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 54

In which of the following animal while walking, he fore and hind limbs of one side move together ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 55

A white woman marries a black man. They have four children, 2 sons 2 daughters. What proportion of these children is likely to be black ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 55

There is a 50% probability for each kid to be white since their mom is white and dad is black.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 56

The chief poisonous snakes in India are

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 57

Sakshi gave away 20% of her stamp collection to Jyothi and 15% to Aruna. It she still has 520 stamps, then how many did she have initially ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 57

65% of the stamps = 520

100% = ?

520/.65 = 800

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 58

If the ratio of boys to girls in a class is 5:3, then which of the following CANNOT be the number of children in that class ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 58

To make a meaningful number of boys and girls (whole numbers), the total number of children should be divisible by 8.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 59

Which of the following is the arithmetic mean of  2X2-10,  30 - Xand - X+6X+10  ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 59

Mean = sum/3

(2X2-10 + 30 - X- X+6X+10)/3

= 2x + 10

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 60

If x+ 2y = a and x-2y=b, which of the following is and expression for xy ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 60

Given,
x + 2y= a....(1)
x - 2y= b....(2)
(1) + (2): 2x=a + b
x=a+b/2
substituting x in (1) we get
y=a-b/4
∴ xy = (a2 - b2)/8

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 61

Select the word which cannot be formed by taking letters from the word ‘ADULTERATION’ ……..

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 61

There is only one R in the given word, so RETURN is not possible as it has 2 Rs.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 62

Select the word which cannot be formed by taking letters from the word ‘CARPENTER’ ………..

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 62

There is no I in CARPENTER. So, PAINTER is not possible as it has an I

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 63

Rohit is seventeenth from the left end of a row of 29 boys and Karan is seventeenth from the right end of the same row. How many boys are there between them in a row ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 63

There are 29 boys in total of which Rohit is one, so there are 12 boys to Rohit's right side. There are 16 boys to Karan's right side of which Rohit is one. So, there are 3 boys between them.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 64

Ajay ranked sixteenth form the top and twenty-ninth from the bottom among those who passed the examination. Six boys did not participate in the competition and five failed in it. How many boys were there in the class ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 64

There are 15 boys ahead of Ajay. 28 boys behind Ajay. Ajay was also in the competition and 6 didn't participate and 5 failed.

So, total = 15 + 28 + 1 + 6 + 5 = 55

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 65

Who first postulated that DNA has a structure of double-helix shape ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 66

Which is not an insectivorous plant ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 67

‘Jhum’ is

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 68

Out of the given substances, the substance made only from carbon is ………..

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 69

The smallest number to be added to 491395 to make the sum a perfect square is…….

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 69

the square of 701 is 491401 which is 6 more than the given number.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 70

Three different qualities of Sugar are in quantities 408 kg, 468 kg and 516 kg. These are to be packed into packets of equal size without mixing. What is the largest size of packets which can be used ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 70

The largest packet is obtained by calculating the HCF of the 3 numbers.

The HCF is 12.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 71

A mixture of 45 litres of spirit and water contains 20% of water in it. How much water must be added to it to make the water 25% in the new mixture ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 71

Amount of water = 20% of 45 litres = 9 litres.

To have 25% in the new mixture, let the addition of water be x litres.

So total water = 9 + x litres.

Total solution = 45 + x

But 9 + x = (45 + x)/4

36 + 4x = 45 + x

So, x = 3 litres.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 72

Find the value of S

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 72

In the top row, the number 3240 is divided by 6, 5 and 4 respectively in a sequence to obtain 540, 108 and 27.

Similarly, in the bottom row, 3720 is divided by 6,5,4 and 3 to obtain 10.33

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 73

Who won the women’s gold medal for shooting in the inter-shoot Shooting Championship held in Netherlands in Feb. 2010 ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 74

Jadranka Kasor, a politician and former journalist has been elected the first female Prime Minister of which country in 2009 ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 75

Which male tennis player has recently achieved 15 Grand Slam titles ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 76

In which country was the 45th World Archery Championship organised in Spet. 2009 ?

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 77

For how many positive integers a is it true that a2 ≤ 2a?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 77

1 and 2 are the only two values that satisfy the given inequation.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 78

At 3.00 am the temperature was 13 degrees below zero. By noon it has rises to 32 degrees. What was the average hourly increase in temperature, in degrees ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 78

From -13 to plus 32 is a 45 degree increase in temperature in 9 hours. So the average increase is 5 degrees per hour.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 79

The cost price of 18 articles is equal to selling price of 15 articles. The gain percent is:

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 79

Let the CP of 18 articles = SP of 15 articles = 180 Rs.

CP of one article = 10 Rs

SP of one article = 12 Rs

Profit % = 20%

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 80

If A + 5B/ 2B = A- 2B then what is the value of A when B = -1 ?

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 80

If B = -1, (A - 5 ) / -2 = A + 2

So, A-5 = -2A - 4

or A = .33

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 81

Select the ‘’bold’’ word/phrase of the sentence given below which contains and error.

The major difficulty confronting (A) the authorities were a (B) reluctance of the people to talk (C); they had been warned not to say anything (D) to the polic

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 81

The major difficulty is a singular term and has to be followed by "was" and not "were". Hence (b) is the required option.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 82

Select the ‘’bold’’ word/phrase of the sentence given below which contains and error.

By order (A) of the student council, the wearing of (B) slacks by us (C) girls in school have been permitted (D).

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 82

"The wearing" is a singular term and has to be followed by "has been permitted"

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 83

What is the type of adverb used in the following sentence ?

‘’He did not work hard, therefore he failed’’.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 83

In the question "therefore" is the adverb and it is used to express the reason for the action, here the failure of subjects.Thus the adverb present is the adverb of reason.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 84

Choose the word which does not have a meaning similar to the word : STRANGE

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 84

Strange means something unusual.Interesting is something that is engaging or exciting and is not same as strange.Thus A is the odd one.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 85

Choose the word or phrase which does not have a meaning similar to the word : DESTITUTE

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 85

Destitute means extremely poor.Affluent means wealthy which is the opposite of destitute.Thus, option A is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 86

Choose the word or phrase which has a meaning opposite to the meaning of the word : IDLE

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 86

Idle means working in a lazy way.Efficient is working in an organized way to achieve maximum productivity.Thus, A is the antonym of the given word.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 87

Choose the word or phrase which has a meaning opposite to the meaning of the word : UPRIGHT

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 87

Upright is straight up or vertical.Slant means to lean in a particular direction.Thus, C is the opposite of the given word.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 88

Select the word that closely fits with the definition : ‘’Government by one person’’.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 88

Monarchy is a system of government in which one person reigns usually a king or queen.So option A is correct.Dictatorship is a form of government ruled by one person or political entity.Thus, dictatorship type of government need not necessarily be ruled by one man alone.Thus option D is incorrect.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 89

Select the word that closely fits with the definition : ‘’a person living in foreign country’’.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 89

Foreigner is a person coming from or born in another country.Thus, Option C fits the definition accurately.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 90

Select the correct meaning of the ‘’UNDERLINED’’ phrase in the sentence given below…..

You must keep your head whatever happens

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 90

Be self-respecting"keep your head" means to remain calm.Thus option B is right.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 91

Select the correct meaning of the ‘’UNDERLINED’’ phrase in the sentence given below…..

‘’We are usually ‘’taken in’ by sweet talk’

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 91

The phrase "taken in" means to affect someone deeply. Influence also means to have a powerful affect on someone.Thus, option B is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 92

Fill in the blanks by using preposition(s)..

‘’They were quarrelling …….. something …….. which I did not know.’’

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 92

"Quarrel in" and "quarrel on" is incorrect. The correct answer has to have quarrel about. For the second blank, "in which" is incorrect. So, the correct answer is (a).

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 93

Fill in the blank with the words given below

Despite all it’s ……., a term of enlistment in the Army can be both stirring and satisfying to a college graduate still undecided on a career.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 93

A term of enlistment in the army is a matter of prestige.Renown means the same, thus option D is the right choice.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 94

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Although he has numerous films to his credit and a reputation for technical …. the movie maker lacked originally.All his films were sadly … of the work of others.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 94

The second blank has to be filled by a word which shows the dependence of the film maker's work on others.Derivative means imitation of other artists work and is the only word suitable for the second blank.Thus option C is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 95

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Those interested in learning more about genetics will have to ….. the excellent technical journals where most of the pertinent material is….

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 95

Only located and found are suitable for the second blank.Here we are talking of those interested in learning, thus suffer through is inapt.Resort to means turning to and is suitable for the first blank.Thus option B is correct

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 96

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The number of turtles has …. because the encroachment of humans on their territory has caused them to ….. their customary breeding places.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 96

The encroachment by the humans on turtles territory should have reduced their numbers.Thus, the first blank could be filled by either dwindled or diminished.The encroachment would have caused the turtles to abandon or leave their territory. Thus "shun" is the most suitable word for the second blank.So option C is correct.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 97

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The newspaper’s former editors remembered him as ….. man whose …… and exhaustive reporting was worth the trouble.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 97

The second blank should be filled with a word similar to exhausting.Wearisome means tiring and meticulous means showing attention to detail.Therefore, both are apt here.Cantankerous means bad-tempered and domineering means someone who is dominant.Cantankerous is inapt here.Thus option A is the right choice.

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 98

Select the ‘’UNDERLINED’’ word/phrase of the sentence give below which contains error.

The region has a climate so severe that (1) plants growing here (2) rarely had been (3) more than 12 inches high (4)

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 98

The climate of the place is continually harsh. So, the sentence needs to have simple present instead of "rarely had been"

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 99

Select the ‘’UNDERLINED’’ word/phrase of the sentence give below which contains error.

We were all ready (1) for leave to (2) the amusement park when Ram’s car broke down (3); we were forced (4) to postpone our outing.

Detailed Solution for RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 99

" For leave to" is an incorrect phrase. The correct usage involves using the gerund form of leave followed by for. So, the correct answer has "to leave for".

RRB NTPC Previous Year Paper (Bhubaneswar) - 2010 - Question 100

Select the ‘’UNDERLINED’’ word/phrase of the sentence give below which contains error.

Each (1) one of the dogs in the show ‘’require’’ (2) a ‘’special’’ (3)’’kind of (4) diet.

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