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Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 If I were you, I __________ that laptop. It’s much too expensive.
(A) won’t buy (B) shan’t buy
(C) wouldn’t buy (D) would buy
Q.2 He turned a deaf ear to my request.
What does the underlined phrasal verb mean?
(A) ignored (B) appreciated (C) twisted (D) returned
Q.3 Choose the most appropriate set of words from the options given below to complete the following
sentence.
_________ ___________ is a will, _________ is a way.
(A) Wear, there, their (B) Were, their, there
(C) Where, there, there (D) Where, their, their
Q.4 (x % of y) + (y % of x) is equivalent to .
(A) 2 % of xy (B) 2 % of (xy/100) (C) xy % of 100 (D) 100 % of xy
Q.5 The sum of the digits of a two digit number is 12. If the new number formed by reversing the digits
is greater than the original number by 54, find the original number.
(A) 39 (B) 57 (C) 66 (D) 93
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Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 If I were you, I __________ that laptop. It’s much too expensive.
(A) won’t buy (B) shan’t buy
(C) wouldn’t buy (D) would buy
Q.2 He turned a deaf ear to my request.
What does the underlined phrasal verb mean?
(A) ignored (B) appreciated (C) twisted (D) returned
Q.3 Choose the most appropriate set of words from the options given below to complete the following
sentence.
_________ ___________ is a will, _________ is a way.
(A) Wear, there, their (B) Were, their, there
(C) Where, there, there (D) Where, their, their
Q.4 (x % of y) + (y % of x) is equivalent to .
(A) 2 % of xy (B) 2 % of (xy/100) (C) xy % of 100 (D) 100 % of xy
Q.5 The sum of the digits of a two digit number is 12. If the new number formed by reversing the digits
is greater than the original number by 54, find the original number.
(A) 39 (B) 57 (C) 66 (D) 93
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Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.
Q.6 Two finance companies, P and Q, declared fixed annual rates of interest on the amounts invested
with them. The rates of interest offered by these companies may differ from year to year. Year-wise
annual rates of interest offered by these companies are shown by the line graph provided below.
If the amounts invested in the companies, P and Q, in 2006 are in the ratio 8:9, then the amounts
received after one year as interests from companies P and Q would be in the ratio:
(A) 2:3
(B) 3:4
(C) 6:7
(D) 4:3
Q.7 Today, we consider Ashoka as a great ruler because of the copious evidence he left behind in the
form of stone carved edicts. Historians tend to correlate greatness of a king at his time with the
availability of evidence today.
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?
(A) Emperors who do not leave significant sculpted evidence are completely forgotten.
(B) Ashoka produced stone carved edicts to ensure that later historians will respect him.
(C) Statues of kings are a reminder of their greatness.
(D) A king’s greatness, as we know him today, is interpreted by historians.
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9
8
10
7.5
6.5
6
6.5
8
9.5
8
9
8
4
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
P Q
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Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.
Q.1 If I were you, I __________ that laptop. It’s much too expensive.
(A) won’t buy (B) shan’t buy
(C) wouldn’t buy (D) would buy
Q.2 He turned a deaf ear to my request.
What does the underlined phrasal verb mean?
(A) ignored (B) appreciated (C) twisted (D) returned
Q.3 Choose the most appropriate set of words from the options given below to complete the following
sentence.
_________ ___________ is a will, _________ is a way.
(A) Wear, there, their (B) Were, their, there
(C) Where, there, there (D) Where, their, their
Q.4 (x % of y) + (y % of x) is equivalent to .
(A) 2 % of xy (B) 2 % of (xy/100) (C) xy % of 100 (D) 100 % of xy
Q.5 The sum of the digits of a two digit number is 12. If the new number formed by reversing the digits
is greater than the original number by 54, find the original number.
(A) 39 (B) 57 (C) 66 (D) 93
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Q. 6 – Q. 10 carry two marks each.
Q.6 Two finance companies, P and Q, declared fixed annual rates of interest on the amounts invested
with them. The rates of interest offered by these companies may differ from year to year. Year-wise
annual rates of interest offered by these companies are shown by the line graph provided below.
If the amounts invested in the companies, P and Q, in 2006 are in the ratio 8:9, then the amounts
received after one year as interests from companies P and Q would be in the ratio:
(A) 2:3
(B) 3:4
(C) 6:7
(D) 4:3
Q.7 Today, we consider Ashoka as a great ruler because of the copious evidence he left behind in the
form of stone carved edicts. Historians tend to correlate greatness of a king at his time with the
availability of evidence today.
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?
(A) Emperors who do not leave significant sculpted evidence are completely forgotten.
(B) Ashoka produced stone carved edicts to ensure that later historians will respect him.
(C) Statues of kings are a reminder of their greatness.
(D) A king’s greatness, as we know him today, is interpreted by historians.
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9
8
10
7.5
6.5
6
6.5
8
9.5
8
9
8
4
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
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Q.8 Fact 1: Humans are mammals.
Fact 2: Some humans are engineers.
Fact 3: Engineers build houses.
If the above statements are facts, which of the following can be logically inferred?
I. All mammals build houses.
II. Engineers are mammals.
III. Some humans are not engineers.
(A) II only. (B) III only.
(C) I, II and III. (D) I only.
Q.9 A square pyramid has a base perimeter x, and the slant height is half of the perimeter. What is the
lateral surface area of the pyramid?
(A) x
2
(B) 0.75 x
2
(C) 0.50 x
2
(D) 0.25 x
2
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Q.10 Ananth takes 6 hours and Bharath takes 4 hours to read a book. Both started reading copies of the
book at the same time. After how many hours is the number of pages to be read by Ananth, twice
that to be read by Bharath? Assume Ananth and Bharath read all the pages with constant pace.
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4
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