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APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 1

Consider the following statements regarding North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  1. NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance that constitutes a system of collective defence.
  2. It was established in the aftermath of World War II.
  3. The accession of new member to NATO require unanimous approval by all current members.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 1

NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance of thirty-one European and North American countries that constitutes a system of collective defense. The accession process is overseen by the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s governing body. Established in the aftermath of World War II, the organization implemented the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C., on 4 April 1949. NATO was formed with twelve founding members. Membership has subsequently grown to 31 through several enlargements, which require unanimous approval by all current members.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 2

Consider the following statements regarding Currency Swap Agreement.

  1. A currency swap is a transaction in which two parties exchange an equivalent amount of money with each other but in different currencies.
  2. Currency swap agreements between countries help in reducing its reliance on the International Monetary Fund.
  3. Currency swap agreement will help a country tide over its foreign exchange crisis.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 2

A currency swap is a transaction in which two parties exchange an equivalent amount of money with each other but in different currencies. The parties are essentially loaning each other money and will repay the amounts at a specified date and exchange rate. The purpose could be to hedge exposure to exchange-rate risk, to speculate on the direction of a currency, or to reduce the cost of borrowing in a foreign currency.
Currency swap agreements between countries help in reducing its reliance on the International Monetary Fund.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 3

Cube of a natural number will never end with the digit

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 3

There'd no such digit which can't end in a cube of a natural number. Hence a cube of a natural number can end with any digit.
1³= 1 (ends with 1)
2³= 8 (ends with 8)
3³= 27 (ends with 7)
4³= 64 (ends with 4)
5³= 125 (ends with 5)
6³= 216 (ends with 6)
7³= 343 (ends with 3)
8³= 512 (ends with 2)
9³= 729 (ends with 9)
0³= 0 (ends with 0)
Hence the last digits are 0,1,8,7,4,5,6,3,2,9
Therefore we see every digits are last digits of these cubes. Hence a cube of a natural number can end with any digit.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 4

The minute hand of a clock overtakes the hour hand at intervals of 65 minutes. How much a day does the clock gain or loss?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 4

If the minute hand of a clock overtakes the hour hand at intervals of MM minutes of correct time, the clock gains or loses in a day by

Here M = 65. The clock gains or losses in a day by

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 5

'Anemophily’ is pollination by: 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 5

Abiotic pollination refers to situations where pollination is mediated without the involvement of other organisms. The most common form of abiotic pollination, anemophily, is pollination by wind. This form of pollination is predominant in grasses, most conifers, and many deciduous trees.Of the 20% of abiotically pollinated species, 98% are anemophilous and 2% hydrophilous, being pollinated by water.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 6

Blood consist of what fluid medium?

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Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 7

A clock is set at 5 am. If the clock loses 16 minutes in 24 hours, what will be the true time when the clock indicates 10 pm on 4th day?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 7

Time from 5 am to 10 pm on the 4th day 
= 3 days 17 hours 
= 3 × 24 + 17 
= 89 hours.

Given that clock loses 16 minutes in 24 hours.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 8

Which of the following is a legume?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 8

Those plants whose roots contain nodules in which nitrogen-fixing bacteria is present are called leguminous plants. It includes plants like beans, pulses, gram etc.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 9

The Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides which of the following?

  1. Conduct of election to the Houses of Parliament
  2. Qualifications and disqualifications for membership of Legislature of each State
  3. The corrupt practices and other offences in connection with elections to State Legislature.

Select the correct answer code:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 9

The Representation of the People Act, 1951 is an act of Parliament of India to provide for the conduct of election of the Houses of Parliament and to the House or Houses of the Legislature of each State, the qualifications and disqualifications for membership of those Houses, the corrupt practices and other offences at or in connection with such elections and the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with such elections. It was introduced in Parliament by law minister Dr BR Ambedkar.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 10

The set of all Equivalence classes of a set A of cardinality C

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 11

If two pairs of characters are crossed in pea plants, then they show an independent inheritance because:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 11

Genes located on different chromosomes will be inherited independently of each other.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 12

Consider the following statements.

  1. The first legislation that governed the management and administration of prisons in India was the Prisons Act, of 1894.
  2. As per the provisions of the Constitution, ‘prisons’ and ‘persons detained therein’ fall under the Concurrent List.
  3. The Model Prisons Act, 2023 makes provisions for the grant of parole, furlough, and remission.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 12

Statement 2 is incorrect.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that it has finalised the preparation of the Model Prisons Act, 2023, to replace the existing 130-year-old colonial law.

Intending to provide guidance and address gaps in the existing prison laws, the 2023 Act seeks to bring in the use of technology in prison management, make provisions for the grant of parole, furlough, and remission, and introduce special provisions for women and transgender inmates.

The first legislation that governed the management and administration of prisons in India was the Prisons Act, of 1894. 

As per the provisions of the Constitution, ‘prisons’ and ‘persons detained therein’ fall under the State List. This means that the responsibility of prison management and administration solely vests with the state government, which alone is competent to make appropriate legislative provisions in this regard.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 13

Nowruz, which marks the beginning of the New Year is celebrated mainly by which of the following community in India? 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 13
  • Nowruz, also spelled as Navroz, is celebrated by the ethnic Iranian population every year in various parts of the world. The Parsi community in India, which follows Zoroastrianism, celebrated Nowruz on March 21, marking the beginning of the New Year.
  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the International Day of Nowruz in 2010. The festival had also been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016. Terming it as a day which marks the “renewal of nature,” the UNESCO describes it as a festival which “promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness.”
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 14

Where memory cells are formed?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 14

Memory cells are formed in lymphocytes of WBC. Immunization against the particular disease based on the function of memory cell induced due to mild, heat killed pathogen administrated during immunization.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 15

Which district has become the first one in India to have high speed Rural Broadband Network?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 15

Idukki district of Kerala has become first district in India to have high speed Rural Broadband Network i.e. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) Internet connectivity. NOFN is the largest rural connectivity project of its kind in the world.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 16

A cell membrane is ___________ ?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 16

Cell membranes are semipermeable, which means molecules can move through them. This is pretty important for cells to survive. Osmosis is where solvent molecules (usually water) move from one side of a cell membrane to the other. This happens because the concentration of a solute is higher on one side.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 17

Look at this series: 5.2, 4.8, 4.4, 4, ... What number should come next?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 17

In this simple subtraction series, each number decreases by 0.4.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 18

If A and B together can complete a piece of work in 15 days and B alone in 20 days, in how many days can A alone complete the work?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 18

A and B complete a work in = 15 days
⇒ One day's work of (A + B) = 1/ 15

B complete the work in = 20 days
⇒ One day's work of B = 1/20

⇒ A's one day's work = 1/15 − 1/20 = (4−3)/6 = 1/60

Thus, A can complete the work in = 60 days.

So Option A is correct

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 19

If 0.75 : x :: 5 : 8, then x is equal to:

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APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 20

Consider the following statements about GSLV Mk3
1. It can carry up to 4500 to 5000 kg satellites.
2. It is a 4 stage vehicle.
3. It will use cryogenic engine and not solid and liquid propellants.

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 20

GSLV Mk-3 is the latest version of GSLV. It can carry up to 4500 to 5000 kg satellites. Until now, India relied on EU’s Arianespace launch vehicle to send those INSAT-4 satellites. It will consist of 3 stages. 1st stage will have solid propellant, 2nd stage will have liquid propellant and 3rd stage will be cryogenic engine. GSLV MK-3 will make ISRO a competitive player in commercial launches of foreign satellites.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 21

The Defense Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a drug named ‘Lukosin’. It will be used in the treatment of

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 21

Lukosin is a herbal drug developed by Defense Research Development Organisation(DRDO) for treatment of Lucoderma( White patches on skin).

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 22

The diagram shows a network of four resistors which is connected to an electric source. Identify the resistors which are connected in series in this network :

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 22

In the circuit shown, the resistors B, C and D are connected in series.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 23

Find the unit digit:
1719∧13

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 23

17 is raised to the power of 19 and 19 is raised to the power of 13.
To find the last digit of the number of this kind we will start with the base, and the base here is 17.
To get the unit digit of a number our only concern is the digit at the unit place i.e.7.
The cyclicity of 7 is 4.
Dividing 1913  by 4.
Remainder will be 3.
7 raised to power 3 (73), the unit digit of this number will be 3.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 24

It was Sunday on Jan 1, 2006. What was the day of the Week Jan 1, 2010

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 24

On 31st December, 2005 it was Saturday.
Number of odd days from the year 2006 to the year 2009 = (1 + 1 + 2 + 1) = 5 days.
∴ On 31st December 2009, it was Thursday.
Thus, on 1st Jan, 2010 it is Friday.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 25

Operation Kaveri, recently seen in news is related to 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 25

“Operation Kaveri”, launched to evacuate Indians stuck inside war-torn Sudan. The operation involved the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, coordinated by the Ministry of External Affairs.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 26

Consider the following statements
1. Inbreeding helps in accumulation of superior genes
2. Continued inbreeding reduces productivity

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 26

Inbreeding helps in accumulation of superior genes and elimination of less desirable genes. Continued inbreeding usually reduces fertility and even productivity. This is called inbreeding depression.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 27

A fruit seller sells apples at the rate of Rs.9 per kg and thereby loses 20%. At what price per kg, he should have sold them to make a profit of 5%?
 

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 28

Directions to Solve: In each of the questions 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 question. Read both the statements and

Give answer:
- (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
- (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
- (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Question: On a T.V. channel, four serials A, B, C, and D were screened, one on eacn days, on four consecutive days but not necessarily in that order. On which day was serial C screened?
Statements:
I. The first serial was screened on 23rd, Tuesday and was followed by serial D.
II. Serial A was not screened on 25th and one serial was screened between serials A and B.

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 28

From I, we know that the serials were screened on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th.

Clearly, D was screened second i.e. on 24th, Wednesday.

From II, we know that one serial was screened between A and B.

So, A and B were screened first and third, i.e. on 23rd and 25th. But, A was not screened on 25th.

So, A was screened on 23rd and B on 25th. Thus, C was screened on 26th, Friday.

So Option C is correct

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 29

Four  angles  of  a  quadrilateral  are  in  G.P.  Whose  common  ratio  is  an  intiger.  Two  of  the  angles  are  acute  while  the  other  two  are  obtuse.   The  measure  of  the  smallest   angle  of  the  quadrilateral  is

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APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 30

You are a female, working in an organisation. Your mother-in-law has fallen sick. So, you have opted to complete your office work from your home. But, you know that one of your neighbours who talks a lot, comes to your house everyday at a particular time. You know that you have to do a lot of work and so, you don’t have time to talk to her. In such a situation, you will

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 30

Options (b) and (c) are unethical behaviours. By not reacting to the situation, you will not be able to complete your work in time. Telling her politely and making her aware of your situation is the best possible alternative. So, correct option is (d).

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 31

Which is not represented by 1 mole of nitrogen gas? 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 31

1 gram - atom nitrogen corresponds to mass of one mole of the nitrogen atom is grams that is one gram - atom of nitrogen represents 28 gms of nitrogen. 
It is equal to 6.023 * 1023 N atoms, but not  
6.023 * 1023 N2 molecules.
 

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 32

Consider the following statements.

  1. Protection of elector’s identity is integral to free and fair elections and an arbitrary distinction between a voter who casts and a voter who does not cast his vote is violative of Article 14.
  2. In India, abstention from voting in general elections is protected as freedom of expression.
  3. Systematic Voters Education for Electoral Participation is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 32

Statement 3 is incorrect.

The Supreme Court, in PUCL vs Union of India, 2013, (popularly known as the NOTA judgment) has held that abstention from voting and negative voting are protected as freedom of expression — a fundamental right (Article 19).

The ECI has consistently held and practised this by implementing its flagship programme called SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education for Electoral Participation) since 2010.

In PUCL vs Union of India, the Court said: “Protection of elector’s identity and affording secrecy is integral to free and fair elections and an arbitrary distinction between a voter who casts and a voter who does not cast his vote is violative of Article 14. Thus, secrecy is to be maintained for both categories of persons.”

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 33

There are 8 men and 10 women and you need to form a committee of 5 men and 6 women. In how many ways can the committee be formed? 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 33

Required number of ways= (8C5 x 10C6)
= (8C3 x 10C4)
= (8 x 7 x 6 /3 x 2 x 1)  x  (10 x 9 x 8 x 7 / 4 x 3 x 2 x 1)
= 11760.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 34

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 34

Revolver was discovered by Colt. Dynamite was discovered by Alfred Nobel. Law of cooling was discovered by Newton and law of pressure by Pascal.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 35

In what ratio must water be mixed with milk to gain 16 2/3 % on selling the mixture at cost price?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 35

Let C.P. of 1 litre milk be Rs. 1
S.P. of 1 litre of mixture = Rs. 1, Gain = 
∴ C.P. of 1 litre of mixture = 
BY the rule of alligation, we have:

∴ Ration of water and milk = 

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 36

A and B are children of D. Who is the father of A? To answer this question which of the statements (1) and (2) is necessary?

  1. C is the brother of A and the son of E.
  2. F is the mother B.

 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 36

A and B are children of D.
From (1), C is the brother B and son of E.
Since, the sex of D and E are not known. Hence (1) is not sufficient to answer the question.
From (2). F is the mother of B. Hence, F is also the mother of A. Hence D is the father of A.
Thus, (2) is sufficient to answer the question.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 37

In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'MATHEMATICS' be arranged such that the vowels must always come together?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 37

In the word 'MATHEMATICS', we'll consider all the vowels AEAI together as one letter.
Thus, we have MTHMTCS (AEAI).
Now, we have to arrange 8 letters, out of which M occurs twice, T occurs twice
 Number of ways of arranging these letters =8! / ((2!)(2!))= 10080.

Now, AEAI has 4 letters in which A occurs 2 times and the rest are different.
Number of ways of arranging these letters =4! / 2!= 12.

 Required number of words = (10080 x 12) = 120960

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 38

A and B walk around a circular track. A and B walk at a speed of 2 rounds per hour and 3 rounds per hour respectively. If they start at 8 a.m. from the same point in opposite directions, how many times shall they cross each other before 9.30 a.m.?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 38

Relative speed = Speed of A + Speed of B = 2 + 3 = 5 rounds per hour
(∴ they walk in opposite directions)

⇒ They cross each other 5 times in 1 hour and 2 times in 1/2 hour

∵ Time duration from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. = 1.5 hour

∴ They cross each other 7 times before 9.30 a.m

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 39

Consider the following statements.

  1. Weeds are undesirable plants that compete with crops for nutrients, water and sunlight.
  2. Glyphosate is non-selective herbicide, killing most plants coming into contact with it.
  3. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has banned the use of glyphosate in India, owing to the health hazards and risk to human beings and animals.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 39

Statement 3 is incorrect.

The Union Agriculture Ministry has restricted the use of glyphosate, a widely used herbicide.

  • It is a herbicide used to kill weeds — undesirable plants that compete with crops for nutrients, water and sunlight. Since weeds basically grow at the expense of crops, farmers remove them manually or spray herbicides.
  • Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide that can control a wide range of weeds, whether broadleaf or grassy.
  • In general, though, the scope for glyphosate use is limited for the very reason that it is non-selective. Designed to kill all plants coming into contact with it, the chemical cannot ordinarily distinguish between crop and weed. Hence, it can be used in tea or rubber plantations, but not in fields where the crops and weeds are at almost the same level.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare issued a notification stating that “the use of glyphosate involves health hazards and risk to human beings and animals”. It has, however, not banned and only “restricted” its use. The spraying of glyphosate and its derivatives shall henceforth only be permitted through “pest control operators”.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 40

Consider the following pairs.

  1. Aral Sea: Central Asia
  2. Lake Gowd-e-Zareh: Egypt
  3. Dead Sea: Middle East
  4. Salton Sea: California

How many of the above pairs are correct?

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Option 2 is incorrect.

The Aral Sea in Central Asia, Lake Mar Chiquita in Argentina, the Dead Sea in the Middle East, and the Salton Sea in California have mainly dried due to unsustainable water consumption. Whereas, increasing temperature and PET caused the complete disappearance of Lake Gowd-e-Zareh in Afghanistan, Toshka lakes in Egypt, and marked drying of Lake Kara-Bogaz-Gol in Turkmenistan, Lake Khyargas in Mongolia, and Lake Zonag in China.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 41

Consider the following statements.

  1. Graphene is a double-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms bonded in a honeycomb pattern.
  2. Graphene can display the property of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) at room temperature.
  3. Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) is the result of the electrical resistance of a conductor being affected by magnetic fields in adjacent materials.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 41
  • Researchers in the UK, led by Nobel laureate Andre Geim, have discovered another property of graphene – a single-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms bonded in a honeycomb pattern – that further distinguishes this ‘wonder’ material.
  • Dr. Geim & co. found that graphene displays an anomalous giant magnetoresistance (GMR) at room temperature.
  • GMR is the result of the electrical resistance of a conductor being affected by magnetic fields in adjacent materials. It is used in harddisk drives and magnetoresistive RAM in computers, biosensors, automotive sensors, microelectromechanical systems, and medical imagers.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 42

What will be the compound interest on a sum of Rs. 40,000 after 3 years at the rate of 11 p.c.p.a.? 

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Amount after 3 years = P(1 + R/100)T
=> 40000(1 + 11/100)3
=> 40000(111/100)3
=> 40000[(111*111*111)/(100*100*100)]
=> (4*111*111*111)/100 
=> 54705.24
Compound Interest = 54705.24 - 40000 
= Rs. 14705.24

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 43

The following pie chart shows the amount of subscriptions generated for India Bonds from different categories of investors

If the investment by NRI's are Rs 4,000 crore, then the investments by corporate houses and FII's together is:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 43

(67/11) x 4000 = 24 363.6364

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 44

Which of the following national missions is entrusted with Ministry of Science & Technology?

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The Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating two out of eight national missions launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). These are National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) and National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC).

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 45

Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it fix) is the area of a square where, Jr is the side of a square. g(x) is the perimeter of square where, Jr is the side of a square. h(xt y) is the area of a rectangle where* is the length and y is the breadth. i(xt y) is the perimeter of a rectangle where Jt is the length and y is the breadth.

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APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 46

Cell responsible to receive and transfer message in human body parts is:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 46

Nervous system contains millions of nerve cells, called neurons. Neurons are highly specialised to transmit messages from one part of your body to another. All neurons have a cell body and one or more fibres.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 47

Consider the following statements regarding Foucault’s Pendulum.

  1. Foucault’s Pendulum provides direct visual evidence that the earth rotates on its axis.
  2. Foucault’s pendulum at the equator would not show any deviation from its original course.
  3. It has been installed for the first time in the world in India’s new Parliament building.

How many of the above statements are correct?

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  • Suspended from the ceiling of the Central Foyer of India’s new Parliament building, inaugurated on Sunday (May 29), is a Foucault pendulum that all but touches the floor as it rotates on its axis. The pendulum hangs from a skylight at the top of the Constitution Hall, and signifies the “integration of the idea of India with the idea of the cosmos”.
  • Created by the National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) in Kolkata, the pendulum is being dubbed as the largest such piece in India, 22 metre in height, and weighing a staggering 36 kg.
  • On the ground, a circular installation has been created to allow the pendulum’s movement, with a short grill around it, allowing the visitors to stand around. At the latitude of the Parliament, it takes 49 hours, 59 minutes, and 18 seconds for the pendulum to complete one rotation, as per the details displayed at the installation.
  • This Foucault’s Pendulum is not something new … the first one was installed in 1991 at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune. 
  • The original Foucault’s pendulum, named after 19th century French scientist Leon Foucault, is a simple experiment to demonstrate the earth’s rotation.
  • The experimental set-up involves a heavy object hung from a height with a string, free to swing in any direction. Once set in to-and-fro motion, the pendulum is seen to change its orientation slowly over time. For example, if the initial motion imparted to it was in the north-south direction, after a few hours it could be seen moving in the east-west direction.
  • Actually, it is not the pendulum that changes its plane of motion, but the ground beneath it. Observers standing on the ground do not notice the earth’s rotation, because they too are rotating with the earth, but can notice the change in orientation of the pendulum.
  • At the north and south poles, when the pendulum is aligned with the axis of rotation of the earth, the pendulum’s back-and-forth motion comes back to its original plane in exactly 24 hours. That is, if it starts swinging in the north-south direction, it then slowly turns in the northeast-southwest direction, then in the east-west direction. It keeps on changing its orientation, till it is back in its original orientation after 24 hours.
  • At other latitudes, it takes longer for the pendulum to return to its original orientation of swinging. That is because the pendulum is not aligned with the axis of rotation of the earth. At the equator, the pendulum is perpendicular to the axis of rotation, and hence it never changes its orientation of the swing. Meaning, a Foucault’s pendulum at the equator would not show any deviation from its original course. At other latitudes it will, and would return to the original course after fixed time periods.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 48

When two dice are rolled, what is the probability that the sum is either 7 or 11?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 48

Total number of outcomes possible when a die is rolled = 6 (? any one face out of the 6 faces)

Hence, total number of outcomes possible when two dice are rolled = 6 × 6 = 36

To get a sum of 7, the following are the favourable cases.
(1, 6), (2, 5), {3, 4}, (4, 3), (5, 2), (6,1)

=> Number of ways in which we get a sum of 7 = 6

To get a sum of 11, the following are the favourable cases. (5, 6), (6, 5) => Number of ways in which we get a sum of 11 = 2

Here, clearly the events are mutually exclusive events. By Addition Theorem of Probability, we have P(a sum of 7 or a sum of 11) = P(a sum of 7) + P( a sum of 11)

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 49

The average weight of A, B and C is 45 kg. If the average weight of A and B be 40 kg and that of B and C be 43 kg, what is the weight of B?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 49

Let A, B, C represent their respective weights. Then, we have:

A + B + C = (45 x 3) = 135 .... (i)

A + B = (40 x 2) = 80 .... (ii)

B + C = (43 x 2) = 86 ....(iii)

Adding (ii) and (iii), we get: A + 2B + C = 166 .... (iv)

Subtracting (i) from (iv), we get : B = 31.

 B's weight = 31 kg.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 50

Directions to Solve: In each of the questions 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 question. Read both the statements and

Give answer:
- (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
- (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
- (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Question: Madan is elder than Kamal and Sharad is younger than Arvind. Who among them is the youngest ?
Statements:
I.Sharad is younger than Madan.
II.Arvind is younger than Kamal.

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 50

As given, we have: M > K, A > S.

From II, K > A. Thus, we have: M > K > A > S.

So, Sharad is the youngest. From I, M > S. Thus, we have: M>K>A>S or M>A>K>S or M>A>S>K.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 51

Consider the following statements regarding Standing Deposit Facility (SDF).

  1. It has been introduced by Reserve Bank of India.
  2. Like marginal standing facility (MSF), the SDF will be available on all days of the week, throughout the year.
  3. It aims to induce liquidity in the system to promote growth.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 51
  • In 2018, the amended Section 17 of the RBI Act empowered the Reserve Bank to introduce the SDF – an additional tool for absorbing liquidity without any collateral. By removing the binding collateral constraint on the RBI, the SDF strengthens the operating framework of monetary policy. The SDF is also a financial stability tool in addition to its role in liquidity management.
  • The main purpose of SDF is to reduce the excess liquidity in the system, and control inflation.
  • Both the standing facilities — the MSF (marginal standing facility) and the SDF will be available on all days of the week, throughout the year.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 52

On 8th Feb,2005 it was Tuesday.What was the day of the Week on 8th Feb,2004?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 52

The year 2004 is a leap year. It has 2 odd days.
∴ The day on 8th Feb, 2004 is 2 days before the day on 8th Feb, 2005.
Hence, this day is Sunday.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 53

Which one of the following sets of elements was primarily responsible for the origin of life on the Earth?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 53

Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen were primarily responsible for the origin of life on the earth.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 54

The function f(x) = | x - 2| + | 2.5 - x| + |3.6 - x|, where x is a real number, attains a minimum at 

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 54

The best way of doing this question is to substitute the value of x in the option to the given expression in f(x).

We get the minimum value of 1.6 for f(x) when x=2.5.

Now, there is a question whether the minimum value of the expression can be lesser than this.

In order to resolve the ambiguity,plot f(x) vs x in the graph for x=1,2,3,4 and so on.

We find that the minimum value is acheived at x=2.5. 

Hence option(2) is the answer.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 55

Pointing towards a man, a woman said, "His mother is the only daughter of my mother." How is the woman related to the man?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 55

Only daughter of my mother → myself.

Hence, the woman is the mother of the man.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 56

Statements: All the books are pencils. No pencil is eraser.

Conclusions:

  1. All the pencils are books.
  2. Some erasers are books.
  3. No book is eraser.
  4. Some books are erasers.
Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 56

So Option A is correct

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 57

Consider the following statements.

  1. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano in the world.
  2. Mauna Loa is part of Hawaiian archipelago.
  3. Mount St. Helensis an active stratovolcano located in United States.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 57
  • Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that together make up the Big Island of Hawaii, which is the southernmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s not the tallest (that title goes to Mauna Kea) but it’s the largest and makes up about half of the island’s land mass. It sits immediately north of Kilauea volcano, which is currently erupting from its summit crater. Mauna Loa last erupted 38 years ago.
  • Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 58

Let n(A) denotes the number of elements in set A. If n(A) =p and n(B) = q, then how many ordered pairs (a, b) are there with a ∈ A and b ∈ B ?

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 59

PQRS is a circle and circles are drawn with PO, QO, RO and SO as diameters. Areas A and B are marked. A/B is equal to:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 59

Such questions are all about visualization and ability to write one area in terms of others.

Here, Let the radius of PQRS be 2r 
∴ Radius of each of the smaller circles = 2r/2 = r

Area A can be written as:
A = π (2r)2 – 4 x π(r)2 (Area of the four smaller circles) + B (since, B has been counted twice in the previous subtraction)

A = 4πr2 - 4πr2 + B
A = B
A/B = 1

Choice (B) is therefore, the correct answer.
Correct Answer: 1

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 60

What is the objective of SMAP Satellite launched by NASA?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 60

SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) Satellite is a three-year mission which will measure the amount of moisture in soil. It will help to monitor drought, predict floods, assist crop productivity, weather forecasting and linking water, energy and carbon cycles.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 61

Directions to Solve: In each of the questions 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 question. Read both the statements and

Give answer:
- (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
- (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
- (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
- (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Question: How is Sulekha related to Nandini ?
Statements:
I.Sulekha's husband is the only son of Nandini's mother.
II.Sulekha's brother and Nandini's husband are cousins.

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 61

From I, we conclude that Sulekha is the wife of Nandini's mother's only son i.e. Nandini's brother. Thus, Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law.

From II, we conclude that Sulekha is the cousin of Nandini's husband, which implies that Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 62

Consider the following statements regarding World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  1. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN).
  2. WIPO was established under TRIPS agreement as a global forum for intellectual property (IP) services.
  3. The predecessor to WIPO was the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 62
  • WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation.
  • Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
  • The predecessor to WIPO was the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which had been established in 1893 to administer the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  • WIPO was formally created by the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, which entered into force on 26 April 1970. That date is commemorated annually as World Intellectual Property Day, which raises awareness of the importance of IP.
APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 63

Which bank has launched India’s first contactless debit and credit cards?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 63

Contactless cards launched by ICICI Bank can be used to make electronic payments by waving the cards near the merchant terminal instead of dipping or swiping. These cards are based on Near Field Communication technology.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 64

When a number is successively divided by 7,5 and 4, it leaves remainders of 4,2 and 3 respectively. What will be the respective remainders when the smallest such number is successively divided by 8,5 and 6 ?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 64

The number would be in the form of (7X+4) as when this number is divide by 7, will give remainder 4.
Now, we will try hit and trial method to obtained the number.
Put, X=17, then
7X+4=7×17+4=119+4=123
Now, when 123 divided by 7, gives quotient 17 , remainder =4
17 divided by 5, quotient =3, remainder =2
3 divide by 4 gives remainder 3.
So for first condition satisfied. 

Now, 123 divided by 8, quotient =15, remainder =3
15 divided by 5, quotient =3, remainder =0
3 divided by 6, remainder =3.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 65

If the average marks of three batches of 55, 60 and 45 students respectively is 50, 55, 60, what is the average marks of all the students?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 65

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 66

The volume of two spheres are in the ratio 27 : 125. The ratio of their surface area is?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 66

 Option 4 : 9 : 25

Given

Ratio of volume of two spheres = 27 : 125

Formula used

surface area of sphere =4πr2

Volume of sphere = (4/3)πr3

Where r is radius respectively

Calculation

[(4/3)πR3/(4/3)πr3] = 27/125

Where R and r are radius of two sphere

⇒ R3/r3= 27/125

⇒ R = 3r/5

Surface area of 1st sphere/Surface area of 2nd sphere =[4π(3r/5)2]/4πr2

⇒ 9 : 25

∴ Ratio of surface area of two spheres is 9 : 25.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 67

Two boys starts from the same place walking at the rate of 5 kmph and 5.5 kmph respectively in the same direction. What time will they take to be 8.5 km apart?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 67

In this type of question, we need to get the relative speed between them.

The relative speed of the boys = 5.5 – 5 = 0.5 km/h

The distance between them is 8.5 km.
Time = Distance/Speed
Time = 8.5/0.5 = 17 hrs

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 68

How many numbers between 11 and 90 divisible by 7?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 68

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 69

Statements: All the goats are tigers. All the tigers are lions.

Conclusions:

  1. All the goats are lions.
  2. All the lions are goats.
  3. Some lions are goats.
  4. Some tigers are goats.
Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 69

So Option B is correct

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 70

The ratio of two numbers is 3 : 4 and their H.C.F. is 4. Their L.C.M. is:

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 70

Let the numbers be 3x and 4x. Then, their H.C.F. = x. So, x = 4.

So, the numbers 12 and 16.

L.C.M. of 12 and 16 = 48.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 71

Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic Engineering) allows genes to be transferred

  1. Across different species of plants.
  2. From microorganisms to higher organisms.
  3. From animals to plants.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 71

Recombinant DNA are DNA sequences which result from bringing genetic material form different sources. The genes can be transferred between any species that is across different species of plants from animals to plants and from microorganisms to higher organisms.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 72

In thermal power plants fuel used is

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 72

In thermal power plants fossil fuels like coal or petroleum or CNG are used as fuel.

APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 73

Consider the following statements regarding Governing Council of NITI Aayog.

  1. The Governing Council embodies the objectives of cooperative federalism and provides a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues.
  2. It is headed by the Prime Minister of India.
  3. It comprises of Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories with legislature.
  4. The Governing Council meeting is held biannually since the inception of NITI Aayog.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for APPSC General Aptitude Mock Test - 9 - Question 73

Statement 4 is incorrect.

The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India; Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories with legislature; Lt Governors of other UTs; Ex-Officio Members; Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog; Full-Time Members, NITI Aayog; and Special Invitees.
It is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national priorities and strategies, with the active involvement of States, in shaping the development narrative. The Governing Council, which embodies the objectives of cooperative federalism, presents a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues to accelerate the implementation of the national development agenda.

So far, eight meetings of the Governing Council have been held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.