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## : Aptitude Paper with Solution (MBA Pattern) for Competitive Examinations Notes | EduRev

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The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration. Section#1
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes.As is in all the exams,this section is based on the MBA pattern of
examination. Section#2 This is the technical section.There is a seperate paper
for hardware and software.Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper. This section also carries 45
questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
SET A
1. At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds.
How long does it tick at 12'o clock.
Ans: 66 sec. (2 marks)
2. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the
total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division.
Find the original number divided.
Ans: 18 (2 marks)
Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x
3. A ship went on a voyage. After it had travelled 180 miles a plane statrted with
10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting
point.
Ans: 200miles. (2 marks) Distance travelled by plane = 1/10 distance travelled by
ship + 180
4. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are there. Given below is
the group table. Fill in
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  x  x  x  1
B 2  x  x  1  2  4
C 2  x  x  x  3  7

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The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration. Section#1
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes.As is in all the exams,this section is based on the MBA pattern of
examination. Section#2 This is the technical section.There is a seperate paper
for hardware and software.Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper. This section also carries 45
questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
SET A
1. At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds.
How long does it tick at 12'o clock.
Ans: 66 sec. (2 marks)
2. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the
total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division.
Find the original number divided.
Ans: 18 (2 marks)
Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x
3. A ship went on a voyage. After it had travelled 180 miles a plane statrted with
10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting
point.
Ans: 200miles. (2 marks) Distance travelled by plane = 1/10 distance travelled by
ship + 180
4. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are there. Given below is
the group table. Fill in
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  x  x  x  1
B 2  x  x  1  2  4
C 2  x  x  x  3  7

Ans:
The
filled
table
is
given
below
(4
marks
)
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  0  0  7  1
B 2  0  1  1  2  4
C 2  0  1  1  3  7

5. There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they had
already. After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have.
After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction each one of
6. There N stations on a railroad. After adding X stations on the rail route 46
additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.
Ans. x=2 and N=11
Let initially, N(N-1) = t After adding, (N+X)(N+X-1) = t+46 By trail and error
method (4 marks) 7. Given that April 1 is tuesday. A, B, C are 3 persons told that
their farewell party was on
• A - May 8, thursday
• B - May 10,tuesday
• C - June 5, friday

Out of A, B, C only one made a completetly true statement concerning date,day
and month The other told two one told the day right and the other the date right..
What is correct date, month, day.
Ans: B - (May 10) SUNDAY C - June 6 (Friday). (5 marks)
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The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration. Section#1
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes.As is in all the exams,this section is based on the MBA pattern of
examination. Section#2 This is the technical section.There is a seperate paper
for hardware and software.Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper. This section also carries 45
questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
SET A
1. At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds.
How long does it tick at 12'o clock.
Ans: 66 sec. (2 marks)
2. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the
total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division.
Find the original number divided.
Ans: 18 (2 marks)
Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x
3. A ship went on a voyage. After it had travelled 180 miles a plane statrted with
10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting
point.
Ans: 200miles. (2 marks) Distance travelled by plane = 1/10 distance travelled by
ship + 180
4. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are there. Given below is
the group table. Fill in
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  x  x  x  1
B 2  x  x  1  2  4
C 2  x  x  x  3  7

Ans:
The
filled
table
is
given
below
(4
marks
)
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  0  0  7  1
B 2  0  1  1  2  4
C 2  0  1  1  3  7

5. There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they had
already. After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have.
After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction each one of
6. There N stations on a railroad. After adding X stations on the rail route 46
additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.
Ans. x=2 and N=11
Let initially, N(N-1) = t After adding, (N+X)(N+X-1) = t+46 By trail and error
method (4 marks) 7. Given that April 1 is tuesday. A, B, C are 3 persons told that
their farewell party was on
• A - May 8, thursday
• B - May 10,tuesday
• C - June 5, friday

Out of A, B, C only one made a completetly true statement concerning date,day
and month The other told two one told the day right and the other the date right..
What is correct date, month, day.
Ans: B - (May 10) SUNDAY C - June 6 (Friday). (5 marks)
8. The Bulls, Pacers, Lakers and Jazz ran for a contest. Anup, Sujit, John made the
following statements regarding results.
• Anup said either Bulls or Jazz will definitely win
• Sujit said he is confident that Bulls will not win
• John said he is confident that neither Jazz nor Lakers will win

When the result cameit was found that only one of the above three had made a
correct statement. Who has made the correct statement and who has won the
contest.
Ans: Sujith; Lakers (5marks )
9. Five people A ,B ,C ,D ,E are related to each other. Four of them make one true
statement each as follows.
(i) B is my father's brother. (ii) E is my mother-in-law. (iii)C is my son-in-law's
brother (iv)A is my brother's wife.
Ans: (i) D (ii) B
(iii) E (iv) C (10 marks)
10. Some statements are given below:
• L says all of my other four friends have money
• M says that P said that exactly one among them has money
• N says that L said that precisely two among them have money
• O says that M said that three of the others have money
• P, L and N said that they have money

All the above statement are false.. Who has money & who doesn't have any
money?
(5 marks)
SET B
1. Mr.Mathurs jewels have been
stolen from his bank locker .
The bank has lockers of 12
people which are arranged in an
array of 3 rows and 4 columns
like: 1
2 3 4
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The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration. Section#1
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes.As is in all the exams,this section is based on the MBA pattern of
examination. Section#2 This is the technical section.There is a seperate paper
for hardware and software.Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper. This section also carries 45
questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
SET A
1. At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds.
How long does it tick at 12'o clock.
Ans: 66 sec. (2 marks)
2. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the
total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division.
Find the original number divided.
Ans: 18 (2 marks)
Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x
3. A ship went on a voyage. After it had travelled 180 miles a plane statrted with
10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting
point.
Ans: 200miles. (2 marks) Distance travelled by plane = 1/10 distance travelled by
ship + 180
4. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are there. Given below is
the group table. Fill in
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  x  x  x  1
B 2  x  x  1  2  4
C 2  x  x  x  3  7

Ans:
The
filled
table
is
given
below
(4
marks
)
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  0  0  7  1
B 2  0  1  1  2  4
C 2  0  1  1  3  7

5. There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they had
already. After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have.
After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction each one of
6. There N stations on a railroad. After adding X stations on the rail route 46
additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.
Ans. x=2 and N=11
Let initially, N(N-1) = t After adding, (N+X)(N+X-1) = t+46 By trail and error
method (4 marks) 7. Given that April 1 is tuesday. A, B, C are 3 persons told that
their farewell party was on
• A - May 8, thursday
• B - May 10,tuesday
• C - June 5, friday

Out of A, B, C only one made a completetly true statement concerning date,day
and month The other told two one told the day right and the other the date right..
What is correct date, month, day.
Ans: B - (May 10) SUNDAY C - June 6 (Friday). (5 marks)
8. The Bulls, Pacers, Lakers and Jazz ran for a contest. Anup, Sujit, John made the
following statements regarding results.
• Anup said either Bulls or Jazz will definitely win
• Sujit said he is confident that Bulls will not win
• John said he is confident that neither Jazz nor Lakers will win

When the result cameit was found that only one of the above three had made a
correct statement. Who has made the correct statement and who has won the
contest.
Ans: Sujith; Lakers (5marks )
9. Five people A ,B ,C ,D ,E are related to each other. Four of them make one true
statement each as follows.
(i) B is my father's brother. (ii) E is my mother-in-law. (iii)C is my son-in-law's
brother (iv)A is my brother's wife.
Ans: (i) D (ii) B
(iii) E (iv) C (10 marks)
10. Some statements are given below:
• L says all of my other four friends have money
• M says that P said that exactly one among them has money
• N says that L said that precisely two among them have money
• O says that M said that three of the others have money
• P, L and N said that they have money

All the above statement are false.. Who has money & who doesn't have any
money?
(5 marks)
SET B
1. Mr.Mathurs jewels have been
stolen from his bank locker .
The bank has lockers of 12
people which are arranged in an
array of 3 rows and 4 columns
like: 1
2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9
1
0
1
1
1
2

Which box belonged to Mr.Mathurs?
Ans: Box number 9 belongs to Mr.Mathurs.
2. Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock,how
many minutes is it to six o'clock?
Ans: Twenty six minutes.
3. If a clock takes 7seconds to strike 7, how long will the same clock take to strike
10?
Ans: The clock strikes for the first time at the start and takes 7 seconds for 6
intervals-thus for one interval time taken=7/6. Therefore, for 10 seconds there are 9
intervals and time taken is 9*7/6=10 and 1/2 seconds.
4. Three criminals were arrested for shop lifting. However, when interrogated only
one told the truth in both his statements, while the other two each told one true
statement and one lie. The statements were:
• ALBERT :(a)Chander passed the merchandise. (b)Bruce created the diversion.
• BRUCE :(a)Albert passed the merchandise. (b)I created the diversion.
• CLIVE :(a)I took the goods out of the shop. (b)Bruce passed them over.

Ans: Albert passed the goods.Bruce created the diversion..Clive took the goods out
of the shop.
5. Everyday in his business a merchant had to weigh amounts from 1 kg to 121
kgs, to the nearest kg.

What are the minimum number of weight required and how heavy should they be?
Ans: .The minimum number is 5 and they should weigh 1,3,9,27 and 81 kgs.
6. A hotel has 10 storeys.Which floor is above the floor below the floor, below the
floor above the floor, below the floor above the fifth.
Ans: The sixth floor.
7. Seven members sat around a table for three days for a conference. The member's
names were Abhishek, Amol, Ankur, Anurag,Bhuwan ,Vasu and Vikram. The
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The written test consists of two sections each of 45 minutes duration. Section#1
This is the aptitude section consisting of 45 questions to be attempted in 45
minutes.As is in all the exams,this section is based on the MBA pattern of
examination. Section#2 This is the technical section.There is a seperate paper
for hardware and software.Candidates have to mention beforehand whether
they want to write the software or the hardware paper. This section also carries 45
questions to be completed in 45 minutes.
SET A
1. At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds.
How long does it tick at 12'o clock.
Ans: 66 sec. (2 marks)
2. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the
total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division.
Find the original number divided.
Ans: 18 (2 marks)
Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x
3. A ship went on a voyage. After it had travelled 180 miles a plane statrted with
10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting
point.
Ans: 200miles. (2 marks) Distance travelled by plane = 1/10 distance travelled by
ship + 180
4. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are there. Given below is
the group table. Fill in
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  x  x  x  1
B 2  x  x  1  2  4
C 2  x  x  x  3  7

Ans:
The
filled
table
is
given
below
(4
marks
)
Playe
d
Won Lost Draw
Goals
For
Goals
Again
st
A 2  2  0  0  7  1
B 2  0  1  1  2  4
C 2  0  1  1  3  7

5. There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they had
already. After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have.
After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction each one of
6. There N stations on a railroad. After adding X stations on the rail route 46
additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.
Ans. x=2 and N=11
Let initially, N(N-1) = t After adding, (N+X)(N+X-1) = t+46 By trail and error
method (4 marks) 7. Given that April 1 is tuesday. A, B, C are 3 persons told that
their farewell party was on
• A - May 8, thursday
• B - May 10,tuesday
• C - June 5, friday

Out of A, B, C only one made a completetly true statement concerning date,day
and month The other told two one told the day right and the other the date right..
What is correct date, month, day.
Ans: B - (May 10) SUNDAY C - June 6 (Friday). (5 marks)
8. The Bulls, Pacers, Lakers and Jazz ran for a contest. Anup, Sujit, John made the
following statements regarding results.
• Anup said either Bulls or Jazz will definitely win
• Sujit said he is confident that Bulls will not win
• John said he is confident that neither Jazz nor Lakers will win

When the result cameit was found that only one of the above three had made a
correct statement. Who has made the correct statement and who has won the
contest.
Ans: Sujith; Lakers (5marks )
9. Five people A ,B ,C ,D ,E are related to each other. Four of them make one true
statement each as follows.
(i) B is my father's brother. (ii) E is my mother-in-law. (iii)C is my son-in-law's
brother (iv)A is my brother's wife.
Ans: (i) D (ii) B
(iii) E (iv) C (10 marks)
10. Some statements are given below:
• L says all of my other four friends have money
• M says that P said that exactly one among them has money
• N says that L said that precisely two among them have money
• O says that M said that three of the others have money
• P, L and N said that they have money

All the above statement are false.. Who has money & who doesn't have any
money?
(5 marks)
SET B
1. Mr.Mathurs jewels have been
stolen from his bank locker .
The bank has lockers of 12
people which are arranged in an
array of 3 rows and 4 columns
like: 1
2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9
1
0
1
1
1
2

Which box belonged to Mr.Mathurs?
Ans: Box number 9 belongs to Mr.Mathurs.
2. Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock,how
many minutes is it to six o'clock?
Ans: Twenty six minutes.
3. If a clock takes 7seconds to strike 7, how long will the same clock take to strike
10?
Ans: The clock strikes for the first time at the start and takes 7 seconds for 6
intervals-thus for one interval time taken=7/6. Therefore, for 10 seconds there are 9
intervals and time taken is 9*7/6=10 and 1/2 seconds.
4. Three criminals were arrested for shop lifting. However, when interrogated only
one told the truth in both his statements, while the other two each told one true
statement and one lie. The statements were:
• ALBERT :(a)Chander passed the merchandise. (b)Bruce created the diversion.
• BRUCE :(a)Albert passed the merchandise. (b)I created the diversion.
• CLIVE :(a)I took the goods out of the shop. (b)Bruce passed them over.

Ans: Albert passed the goods.Bruce created the diversion..Clive took the goods out
of the shop.
5. Everyday in his business a merchant had to weigh amounts from 1 kg to 121
kgs, to the nearest kg.

What are the minimum number of weight required and how heavy should they be?
Ans: .The minimum number is 5 and they should weigh 1,3,9,27 and 81 kgs.
6. A hotel has 10 storeys.Which floor is above the floor below the floor, below the
floor above the floor, below the floor above the fifth.
Ans: The sixth floor.
7. Seven members sat around a table for three days for a conference. The member's
names were Abhishek, Amol, Ankur, Anurag,Bhuwan ,Vasu and Vikram. The
meetings were chaired by Vikram. On the first evening members sat around the
table alphabetically. On the following two nights, Vikram arranged the seatings so
that he could have Abhishek as near to him as possible and abesent minded Vasu
as far away as he could. On no evening did any person have sitting next to him a
person who had previously been his neighbour. How did Vikram manage to seat
everybody to the best advantage on the second and third evenings?
Ans: Second evening:Vikram,Ankur,Abhishek,Amol,Vasu,Anurag and Bhuwan.
Third evening :Vikram,Anurag,Abhishek,Vasu,Bhuwan,Ankur,Amol.
8. Two trains start from stations A and B spaced 50 kms apart at the same time and
speed. As the trains start, a bird flies from one train towards the other and on
reaching the second train, it flies back to the first train.This is repeated till the
trains collide. If the speed of the trains is 25 km/h and that of the bird is 100km/h.
How much did the bird travel till the collision.
Ans: 100 kms.
9. Four prisoners escape from a prison. The prisoners, Mr East, Mr West, Mr
South, Mr North head towards different directions after escaping. The following
information of their escape was supplied:
• None of the prisoners took the road which was their namesake.
• Mr.East did not take the South Road
• Mr.West did not the South Road.
• The West Road was not taken by Mr.East

What road did each of the prisoners take to make their escape?
Ans: Mr.East took the North Road Mr.West took the East Road Mr.North took the