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1. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421 , each of which is as far away from  the 
beginning of the number, when they will be arranged in descending order within the number? 
Answer :   Three 
 
2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PRELIMINARY each of which have as many 
letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet? 
Answer :   Three 
 
3. How many meaningful English words can be made from the letters ADER , using each letter only 
once in each word? 
Answer :   Three 
 
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one tha 
tdoes not belong to the group? 
Answer :   Lizard 
 
5. In a certain code CONCISE is written as FTJBBNM.How is FISHERY written in that code? 
Answer :   ZSFGEHR 
 
6. If a train travels 90km.per hour in 8 minutes it travels: 
Answer :   12000m 
 
7. A and B started from a fixed place. A moves 3 km to North and turns right, then walks 4 km. B 
moves towards West and walks 5 km then turns to right and walks 3 km. How far A is from B? 
Answer :   9 km 
 
8. Find out the option which has the same type of relationship as 'Retirement and Service'? 
Answer :   Contract and agreement 
 
9. If the following series is written in the reverse order then which be the 7th letter to the right of 
the 4th letter from your left? (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) 
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1. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421 , each of which is as far away from  the 
beginning of the number, when they will be arranged in descending order within the number? 
Answer :   Three 
 
2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PRELIMINARY each of which have as many 
letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet? 
Answer :   Three 
 
3. How many meaningful English words can be made from the letters ADER , using each letter only 
once in each word? 
Answer :   Three 
 
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one tha 
tdoes not belong to the group? 
Answer :   Lizard 
 
5. In a certain code CONCISE is written as FTJBBNM.How is FISHERY written in that code? 
Answer :   ZSFGEHR 
 
6. If a train travels 90km.per hour in 8 minutes it travels: 
Answer :   12000m 
 
7. A and B started from a fixed place. A moves 3 km to North and turns right, then walks 4 km. B 
moves towards West and walks 5 km then turns to right and walks 3 km. How far A is from B? 
Answer :   9 km 
 
8. Find out the option which has the same type of relationship as 'Retirement and Service'? 
Answer :   Contract and agreement 
 
9. If the following series is written in the reverse order then which be the 7th letter to the right of 
the 4th letter from your left? (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) 
Answer :   P 
 
10. 8 boys sat in a row. Raju is immediate right of Rakesh and immediate left of Shekhar. Shyam is 
sitting after 3 boys on the right of Shekhar. How many boys were there between Raju and 
Shyam: 
Answer :   None of these 
 
11. DIRECTIONS (Question No 43 & 44) Answer the following questions on the basis of the 
information given below. 
i. Trains A and B are travelling on the same route heading towards the same destination. 
Train B has already covered a distance of 220km before the train A started. 
ii. The two trains meet each other after 11 hours after start of train A Downloaded from 
iii. Had the trains been travelling towards each other (from a distance of 220 km) they 
would have met after one hour. 
What is the speed of trains 'B' in kmph: 
Answer :   100 
 
12. If 8 men or 12 women can do a piece of work in 25 days, in how many days can the same work 
be done by 6 men and 11 women? 
Answer :   15 days 
 
13. If the difference between simple and compound interest on some principal amount at 20% per 
annum for three years is 48, then the principal amount is: 
 
Answer :   375 
 
14. Puneeta borrowed from Reena certain sum for two years at simple interest. Puneeta lent this 
sum to Venu at the same rate for two years compound interest. At the end of two years she 
received 110 as compound interest but paid 100 as simple interest. Find the sum and rate of 
interest: 
 
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1. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421 , each of which is as far away from  the 
beginning of the number, when they will be arranged in descending order within the number? 
Answer :   Three 
 
2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PRELIMINARY each of which have as many 
letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet? 
Answer :   Three 
 
3. How many meaningful English words can be made from the letters ADER , using each letter only 
once in each word? 
Answer :   Three 
 
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one tha 
tdoes not belong to the group? 
Answer :   Lizard 
 
5. In a certain code CONCISE is written as FTJBBNM.How is FISHERY written in that code? 
Answer :   ZSFGEHR 
 
6. If a train travels 90km.per hour in 8 minutes it travels: 
Answer :   12000m 
 
7. A and B started from a fixed place. A moves 3 km to North and turns right, then walks 4 km. B 
moves towards West and walks 5 km then turns to right and walks 3 km. How far A is from B? 
Answer :   9 km 
 
8. Find out the option which has the same type of relationship as 'Retirement and Service'? 
Answer :   Contract and agreement 
 
9. If the following series is written in the reverse order then which be the 7th letter to the right of 
the 4th letter from your left? (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) 
Answer :   P 
 
10. 8 boys sat in a row. Raju is immediate right of Rakesh and immediate left of Shekhar. Shyam is 
sitting after 3 boys on the right of Shekhar. How many boys were there between Raju and 
Shyam: 
Answer :   None of these 
 
11. DIRECTIONS (Question No 43 & 44) Answer the following questions on the basis of the 
information given below. 
i. Trains A and B are travelling on the same route heading towards the same destination. 
Train B has already covered a distance of 220km before the train A started. 
ii. The two trains meet each other after 11 hours after start of train A Downloaded from 
iii. Had the trains been travelling towards each other (from a distance of 220 km) they 
would have met after one hour. 
What is the speed of trains 'B' in kmph: 
Answer :   100 
 
12. If 8 men or 12 women can do a piece of work in 25 days, in how many days can the same work 
be done by 6 men and 11 women? 
Answer :   15 days 
 
13. If the difference between simple and compound interest on some principal amount at 20% per 
annum for three years is 48, then the principal amount is: 
 
Answer :   375 
 
14. Puneeta borrowed from Reena certain sum for two years at simple interest. Puneeta lent this 
sum to Venu at the same rate for two years compound interest. At the end of two years she 
received 110 as compound interest but paid 100 as simple interest. Find the sum and rate of 
interest: 
 
Answer :   250,rate 20% per annum 
 
15. There are four relatives, A, B, C and D. A is three times older than B. C is half the age of D. B is 
older than C. Which of the following can be inferred?  
 
Answer :   A is older than D 
 
16. Anil introduces Rohit as the son of the only brother of his father's wife. How is Rohit related to 
Anil? 
 
 Answer :   Cousin 
 
17. Choose the number which is different from others in the group: 
 
Answer :   37 
 
18. If SQUAD is coded as 53678 then GUARD is coded as 
 
Answer :   26798 
 
19. If ABCD is coded as 1234 . What would be the code of IDEA? 
 
 Answer :   9451 
 
20. If ABLE is coded as 1295 than then BASE BALL can be coded as 
Answer :   2135 2199 
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1. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421 , each of which is as far away from  the 
beginning of the number, when they will be arranged in descending order within the number? 
Answer :   Three 
 
2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PRELIMINARY each of which have as many 
letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet? 
Answer :   Three 
 
3. How many meaningful English words can be made from the letters ADER , using each letter only 
once in each word? 
Answer :   Three 
 
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one tha 
tdoes not belong to the group? 
Answer :   Lizard 
 
5. In a certain code CONCISE is written as FTJBBNM.How is FISHERY written in that code? 
Answer :   ZSFGEHR 
 
6. If a train travels 90km.per hour in 8 minutes it travels: 
Answer :   12000m 
 
7. A and B started from a fixed place. A moves 3 km to North and turns right, then walks 4 km. B 
moves towards West and walks 5 km then turns to right and walks 3 km. How far A is from B? 
Answer :   9 km 
 
8. Find out the option which has the same type of relationship as 'Retirement and Service'? 
Answer :   Contract and agreement 
 
9. If the following series is written in the reverse order then which be the 7th letter to the right of 
the 4th letter from your left? (A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) 
Answer :   P 
 
10. 8 boys sat in a row. Raju is immediate right of Rakesh and immediate left of Shekhar. Shyam is 
sitting after 3 boys on the right of Shekhar. How many boys were there between Raju and 
Shyam: 
Answer :   None of these 
 
11. DIRECTIONS (Question No 43 & 44) Answer the following questions on the basis of the 
information given below. 
i. Trains A and B are travelling on the same route heading towards the same destination. 
Train B has already covered a distance of 220km before the train A started. 
ii. The two trains meet each other after 11 hours after start of train A Downloaded from 
iii. Had the trains been travelling towards each other (from a distance of 220 km) they 
would have met after one hour. 
What is the speed of trains 'B' in kmph: 
Answer :   100 
 
12. If 8 men or 12 women can do a piece of work in 25 days, in how many days can the same work 
be done by 6 men and 11 women? 
Answer :   15 days 
 
13. If the difference between simple and compound interest on some principal amount at 20% per 
annum for three years is 48, then the principal amount is: 
 
Answer :   375 
 
14. Puneeta borrowed from Reena certain sum for two years at simple interest. Puneeta lent this 
sum to Venu at the same rate for two years compound interest. At the end of two years she 
received 110 as compound interest but paid 100 as simple interest. Find the sum and rate of 
interest: 
 
Answer :   250,rate 20% per annum 
 
15. There are four relatives, A, B, C and D. A is three times older than B. C is half the age of D. B is 
older than C. Which of the following can be inferred?  
 
Answer :   A is older than D 
 
16. Anil introduces Rohit as the son of the only brother of his father's wife. How is Rohit related to 
Anil? 
 
 Answer :   Cousin 
 
17. Choose the number which is different from others in the group: 
 
Answer :   37 
 
18. If SQUAD is coded as 53678 then GUARD is coded as 
 
Answer :   26798 
 
19. If ABCD is coded as 1234 . What would be the code of IDEA? 
 
 Answer :   9451 
 
20. If ABLE is coded as 1295 than then BASE BALL can be coded as 
Answer :   2135 2199 
 
21. If TICKET is coded as 123451 and RACK is coded as 6034,then the code for KEEPSAFE is 
 
 Answer :   21352199 
 
22. Vijay ranks thirteenth in a class of thirty one. What is his rank from the last ? 
 
 Answer :   19th 
 
23. The angle between the hands of a clock at 1.15 is (in degree measure): 
 
 Answer :   52 1/2 
 
24. Find the missing number : 3,5,9,17,33, -------- 
 
 Answer :   65 
 
25. An isosceles triangle has equal sides measuring 7 cm each and length of third side is an integer. 
The number of such triangles is : 
 
 Answer :   13 
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