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TRINITi – Center for Learning 
 
MOCK HCL PAPER – Downloadable – PDF Format 
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
1. At least 2/3 of the 40 members of a committee must vote in favor of resolution for it to pass. What is 
the greatest number of members who could vote against the resolution and still have it pass? 
1] 19  2] 17  3] 16  4] 13 
 
2. A student bought 4 books for Rs. 120 from one book shop and 6 books for Rs. 150 from another. The 
average price (in rupees), he paid per book was: 
1] 27   2] 27.50  3] 135   4] 138 
 
3. Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, 
Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the maximum marks and got 15 marks more than the 
passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination? 
1] 35  2] 250  3] 750  4] 85 
 
4. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and 
receives Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt. 
1] Rs. 80  2] Rs. 100  3] Rs. 120  4] None 
 
5. A watermelon weighs 5,000 gm 99% of its weight is water. It is kept in a drying room and after some 
time it turns out that it is only 98% water by weight. What is its weight now? 
1] 2,500 gm  2] 4,500 gm  3] 4,950 gm  4] None of these 
 
6. A train passes a station platform in 35s and a man standing on the platform in 15s. If the speed of the 
train is 54 km/hr, find the length of the platform. 
1] 350 m  2] 200 m  3] 250 m  4] 300 m 
 
7. A man bought 30 kg of wheat at cost 10.5/kg and 30 kg at cost 9.5/kg. He mixes the two. At what 
price should he sell to have a 35% gain? 
1] Rs. 14.5/kg  2] Rs. 13.5/kg  3] Rs. 15.5/kg  4] Rs. 16.5/kg 
 
8. Three lights change after 48, 72, 108 sec. respectively. At 08:20:00 they all changed together. At what 
time will they again change together? 
1] 8 : 37 : 12  2] 8 : 27 : 12  3] 8: 27 : 00  4] 8 : 37 : 00 
 
9. A can do a work in 6 days. B can do a work in 8 days. They both do the work for Rs. 640. C joins them 
and they do the work in 3 days. How much did they pay to C? 
1] Rs. 100  2] Rs. 80  3] Rs. 70  4] Rs. 60 
 
10. A man purchased 47 stamps of 20 paisa and 15 paisa. The total amount he spent was Rs. 8.80. the 
number of 20 paisa and 15 paisa stamps which he purchased 
1] are 12 and 35 respectively  2] are 10 and 37 respectively 
3] are 35 and 12 respectively  4] can’t be determined from the given data 
 
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TRINITi – Center for Learning 
 
MOCK HCL PAPER – Downloadable – PDF Format 
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
1. At least 2/3 of the 40 members of a committee must vote in favor of resolution for it to pass. What is 
the greatest number of members who could vote against the resolution and still have it pass? 
1] 19  2] 17  3] 16  4] 13 
 
2. A student bought 4 books for Rs. 120 from one book shop and 6 books for Rs. 150 from another. The 
average price (in rupees), he paid per book was: 
1] 27   2] 27.50  3] 135   4] 138 
 
3. Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, 
Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the maximum marks and got 15 marks more than the 
passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination? 
1] 35  2] 250  3] 750  4] 85 
 
4. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and 
receives Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt. 
1] Rs. 80  2] Rs. 100  3] Rs. 120  4] None 
 
5. A watermelon weighs 5,000 gm 99% of its weight is water. It is kept in a drying room and after some 
time it turns out that it is only 98% water by weight. What is its weight now? 
1] 2,500 gm  2] 4,500 gm  3] 4,950 gm  4] None of these 
 
6. A train passes a station platform in 35s and a man standing on the platform in 15s. If the speed of the 
train is 54 km/hr, find the length of the platform. 
1] 350 m  2] 200 m  3] 250 m  4] 300 m 
 
7. A man bought 30 kg of wheat at cost 10.5/kg and 30 kg at cost 9.5/kg. He mixes the two. At what 
price should he sell to have a 35% gain? 
1] Rs. 14.5/kg  2] Rs. 13.5/kg  3] Rs. 15.5/kg  4] Rs. 16.5/kg 
 
8. Three lights change after 48, 72, 108 sec. respectively. At 08:20:00 they all changed together. At what 
time will they again change together? 
1] 8 : 37 : 12  2] 8 : 27 : 12  3] 8: 27 : 00  4] 8 : 37 : 00 
 
9. A can do a work in 6 days. B can do a work in 8 days. They both do the work for Rs. 640. C joins them 
and they do the work in 3 days. How much did they pay to C? 
1] Rs. 100  2] Rs. 80  3] Rs. 70  4] Rs. 60 
 
10. A man purchased 47 stamps of 20 paisa and 15 paisa. The total amount he spent was Rs. 8.80. the 
number of 20 paisa and 15 paisa stamps which he purchased 
1] are 12 and 35 respectively  2] are 10 and 37 respectively 
3] are 35 and 12 respectively  4] can’t be determined from the given data 
 
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11. If one type of tobacco costs Re.1/- per kg and other type costs Rs. 5/- per kg. What quantity of first 
type and second type should be mixed so that 100 kg of mixture costs Rs. 
100/-? 
1] Not possible   2] 1 : 2   3] 2 : 3   4] 4 : 5 
 
12. There are 5 questions in a question paper. In an examination 5% students answer all questions and 
5% answered none. 50% of the rest answered 3 questions and 20% answered 2 questions and 300 
answered only 1 question. How many students appeared for the test? 
1] 1000  2] Data Insufficient  3] 1200  4] 1500 
 
13. A computer routine was developed to generate two numbers (X, Y) the first being a random number 
between 0 and 100 inclusive, and the second being less than or equal to the square root of the first. 
Each of the following pairs satisfies the routine EXCEPT 
1] (99,10)  2] (85,9)   3] (50,7)  4] (1,1) 
 
14. A warehouse had a square floor with area 10,000 sq. metres. A rectangular addition was built along 
one entire side of the warehouse that increased the floor by one-half as much as the original floor. How 
many metres did the addition extend beyond the original building? 
1] 10   2] 20    3] 50   4] 500 
 
15. A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m. and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What 
time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m. of the same day if the watch operated continuously for 
that time? 
1] 5:56   2] 5:58    3] 6.00   4] 6:26 
 
16. A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a saltwater solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution 
is thrown out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of 
the resulting solution in the jug is salt? 
1] 7.5%   2] 9.5%    3] 10.5%  4] 12% 
 
17. A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 minutes of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 
miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip? 
1] (K + 300)/ 97  
2] 60 (K + 300)/ 97  
3] (K + 97) / 300  
4] (K + 96) /300 
 
18. A millionaire bought a lot of hats 1/4 of which were brown. The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats 
including 4/5 of the brown hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown? 
1] 1/60   2] 1/15    3] 3/20   4] 3/5 
 
19. An investor purchased shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price by Rs 0.25 per 
share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been 
purchased? 
1] 25   2] 50    3] 75   4] 100 
 
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MOCK HCL PAPER – Downloadable – PDF Format 
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
1. At least 2/3 of the 40 members of a committee must vote in favor of resolution for it to pass. What is 
the greatest number of members who could vote against the resolution and still have it pass? 
1] 19  2] 17  3] 16  4] 13 
 
2. A student bought 4 books for Rs. 120 from one book shop and 6 books for Rs. 150 from another. The 
average price (in rupees), he paid per book was: 
1] 27   2] 27.50  3] 135   4] 138 
 
3. Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, 
Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the maximum marks and got 15 marks more than the 
passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination? 
1] 35  2] 250  3] 750  4] 85 
 
4. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and 
receives Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt. 
1] Rs. 80  2] Rs. 100  3] Rs. 120  4] None 
 
5. A watermelon weighs 5,000 gm 99% of its weight is water. It is kept in a drying room and after some 
time it turns out that it is only 98% water by weight. What is its weight now? 
1] 2,500 gm  2] 4,500 gm  3] 4,950 gm  4] None of these 
 
6. A train passes a station platform in 35s and a man standing on the platform in 15s. If the speed of the 
train is 54 km/hr, find the length of the platform. 
1] 350 m  2] 200 m  3] 250 m  4] 300 m 
 
7. A man bought 30 kg of wheat at cost 10.5/kg and 30 kg at cost 9.5/kg. He mixes the two. At what 
price should he sell to have a 35% gain? 
1] Rs. 14.5/kg  2] Rs. 13.5/kg  3] Rs. 15.5/kg  4] Rs. 16.5/kg 
 
8. Three lights change after 48, 72, 108 sec. respectively. At 08:20:00 they all changed together. At what 
time will they again change together? 
1] 8 : 37 : 12  2] 8 : 27 : 12  3] 8: 27 : 00  4] 8 : 37 : 00 
 
9. A can do a work in 6 days. B can do a work in 8 days. They both do the work for Rs. 640. C joins them 
and they do the work in 3 days. How much did they pay to C? 
1] Rs. 100  2] Rs. 80  3] Rs. 70  4] Rs. 60 
 
10. A man purchased 47 stamps of 20 paisa and 15 paisa. The total amount he spent was Rs. 8.80. the 
number of 20 paisa and 15 paisa stamps which he purchased 
1] are 12 and 35 respectively  2] are 10 and 37 respectively 
3] are 35 and 12 respectively  4] can’t be determined from the given data 
 
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11. If one type of tobacco costs Re.1/- per kg and other type costs Rs. 5/- per kg. What quantity of first 
type and second type should be mixed so that 100 kg of mixture costs Rs. 
100/-? 
1] Not possible   2] 1 : 2   3] 2 : 3   4] 4 : 5 
 
12. There are 5 questions in a question paper. In an examination 5% students answer all questions and 
5% answered none. 50% of the rest answered 3 questions and 20% answered 2 questions and 300 
answered only 1 question. How many students appeared for the test? 
1] 1000  2] Data Insufficient  3] 1200  4] 1500 
 
13. A computer routine was developed to generate two numbers (X, Y) the first being a random number 
between 0 and 100 inclusive, and the second being less than or equal to the square root of the first. 
Each of the following pairs satisfies the routine EXCEPT 
1] (99,10)  2] (85,9)   3] (50,7)  4] (1,1) 
 
14. A warehouse had a square floor with area 10,000 sq. metres. A rectangular addition was built along 
one entire side of the warehouse that increased the floor by one-half as much as the original floor. How 
many metres did the addition extend beyond the original building? 
1] 10   2] 20    3] 50   4] 500 
 
15. A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m. and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What 
time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m. of the same day if the watch operated continuously for 
that time? 
1] 5:56   2] 5:58    3] 6.00   4] 6:26 
 
16. A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a saltwater solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution 
is thrown out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of 
the resulting solution in the jug is salt? 
1] 7.5%   2] 9.5%    3] 10.5%  4] 12% 
 
17. A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 minutes of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 
miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip? 
1] (K + 300)/ 97  
2] 60 (K + 300)/ 97  
3] (K + 97) / 300  
4] (K + 96) /300 
 
18. A millionaire bought a lot of hats 1/4 of which were brown. The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats 
including 4/5 of the brown hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown? 
1] 1/60   2] 1/15    3] 3/20   4] 3/5 
 
19. An investor purchased shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price by Rs 0.25 per 
share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been 
purchased? 
1] 25   2] 50    3] 75   4] 100 
 
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20. At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the 
sale, the amount saved will be what percent of the original price of the 5 tickets? 
1] 20%   2] 33.3%   3] 40%   4] 60% 
 
 
Directions for Questions 21 to 25: These questions are based on the line graph given below. 
 
 
 
21. For which of the following cars is the manufacturing cost as a percentage of advertising cost the 
least? 
1] Xing   2] City   3] Lancer   4] Zen 
 
22. In a certain year, 30,000 “City” cars, are produced, and are sold at Rs. 9.3 lacs/car. If 2% of the total 
profit is given as a bonus to the 2,040 engineers, the amount received by each engineer as bonus is (in 
Rs.) 
1] 5,000  2] 50,000  3] 5 lacs   4] None of These 
 
23. Which of the following statements is true? 
1] The difference in the manufacturing and the advertising costs of Optra is the same as that of Versa. 
2] The ratio of the manufacturing to the advertising cost of Zen is the same as that of Xing. 
3] The total cost of Zen and Xing put together is less than the total cost of Lancer. 
4] None of these 
 
24. The company that manufactures Zen produces 500 Zen cars per day while the company that 
manufactures City produces 600 City cars per day. They sell them at Rs. 6 lacs/car and Rs. 8.4 lacs/car 
respectively. The profit made by the former is approximately what percent of that of the latter? 
1] 100%  2] 156%  3] 250%   4] None of These 
 
25. The ratio of the manufacturing cost to the total cost is the least for 
1] Optra  2] Zen   3] City    4] Lancer 
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MOCK HCL PAPER – Downloadable – PDF Format 
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
1. At least 2/3 of the 40 members of a committee must vote in favor of resolution for it to pass. What is 
the greatest number of members who could vote against the resolution and still have it pass? 
1] 19  2] 17  3] 16  4] 13 
 
2. A student bought 4 books for Rs. 120 from one book shop and 6 books for Rs. 150 from another. The 
average price (in rupees), he paid per book was: 
1] 27   2] 27.50  3] 135   4] 138 
 
3. Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, 
Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the maximum marks and got 15 marks more than the 
passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination? 
1] 35  2] 250  3] 750  4] 85 
 
4. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and 
receives Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt. 
1] Rs. 80  2] Rs. 100  3] Rs. 120  4] None 
 
5. A watermelon weighs 5,000 gm 99% of its weight is water. It is kept in a drying room and after some 
time it turns out that it is only 98% water by weight. What is its weight now? 
1] 2,500 gm  2] 4,500 gm  3] 4,950 gm  4] None of these 
 
6. A train passes a station platform in 35s and a man standing on the platform in 15s. If the speed of the 
train is 54 km/hr, find the length of the platform. 
1] 350 m  2] 200 m  3] 250 m  4] 300 m 
 
7. A man bought 30 kg of wheat at cost 10.5/kg and 30 kg at cost 9.5/kg. He mixes the two. At what 
price should he sell to have a 35% gain? 
1] Rs. 14.5/kg  2] Rs. 13.5/kg  3] Rs. 15.5/kg  4] Rs. 16.5/kg 
 
8. Three lights change after 48, 72, 108 sec. respectively. At 08:20:00 they all changed together. At what 
time will they again change together? 
1] 8 : 37 : 12  2] 8 : 27 : 12  3] 8: 27 : 00  4] 8 : 37 : 00 
 
9. A can do a work in 6 days. B can do a work in 8 days. They both do the work for Rs. 640. C joins them 
and they do the work in 3 days. How much did they pay to C? 
1] Rs. 100  2] Rs. 80  3] Rs. 70  4] Rs. 60 
 
10. A man purchased 47 stamps of 20 paisa and 15 paisa. The total amount he spent was Rs. 8.80. the 
number of 20 paisa and 15 paisa stamps which he purchased 
1] are 12 and 35 respectively  2] are 10 and 37 respectively 
3] are 35 and 12 respectively  4] can’t be determined from the given data 
 
TRINITi – Center for Learning 
 
11. If one type of tobacco costs Re.1/- per kg and other type costs Rs. 5/- per kg. What quantity of first 
type and second type should be mixed so that 100 kg of mixture costs Rs. 
100/-? 
1] Not possible   2] 1 : 2   3] 2 : 3   4] 4 : 5 
 
12. There are 5 questions in a question paper. In an examination 5% students answer all questions and 
5% answered none. 50% of the rest answered 3 questions and 20% answered 2 questions and 300 
answered only 1 question. How many students appeared for the test? 
1] 1000  2] Data Insufficient  3] 1200  4] 1500 
 
13. A computer routine was developed to generate two numbers (X, Y) the first being a random number 
between 0 and 100 inclusive, and the second being less than or equal to the square root of the first. 
Each of the following pairs satisfies the routine EXCEPT 
1] (99,10)  2] (85,9)   3] (50,7)  4] (1,1) 
 
14. A warehouse had a square floor with area 10,000 sq. metres. A rectangular addition was built along 
one entire side of the warehouse that increased the floor by one-half as much as the original floor. How 
many metres did the addition extend beyond the original building? 
1] 10   2] 20    3] 50   4] 500 
 
15. A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m. and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What 
time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m. of the same day if the watch operated continuously for 
that time? 
1] 5:56   2] 5:58    3] 6.00   4] 6:26 
 
16. A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a saltwater solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution 
is thrown out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of 
the resulting solution in the jug is salt? 
1] 7.5%   2] 9.5%    3] 10.5%  4] 12% 
 
17. A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 minutes of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 
miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip? 
1] (K + 300)/ 97  
2] 60 (K + 300)/ 97  
3] (K + 97) / 300  
4] (K + 96) /300 
 
18. A millionaire bought a lot of hats 1/4 of which were brown. The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats 
including 4/5 of the brown hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown? 
1] 1/60   2] 1/15    3] 3/20   4] 3/5 
 
19. An investor purchased shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price by Rs 0.25 per 
share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been 
purchased? 
1] 25   2] 50    3] 75   4] 100 
 
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20. At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the 
sale, the amount saved will be what percent of the original price of the 5 tickets? 
1] 20%   2] 33.3%   3] 40%   4] 60% 
 
 
Directions for Questions 21 to 25: These questions are based on the line graph given below. 
 
 
 
21. For which of the following cars is the manufacturing cost as a percentage of advertising cost the 
least? 
1] Xing   2] City   3] Lancer   4] Zen 
 
22. In a certain year, 30,000 “City” cars, are produced, and are sold at Rs. 9.3 lacs/car. If 2% of the total 
profit is given as a bonus to the 2,040 engineers, the amount received by each engineer as bonus is (in 
Rs.) 
1] 5,000  2] 50,000  3] 5 lacs   4] None of These 
 
23. Which of the following statements is true? 
1] The difference in the manufacturing and the advertising costs of Optra is the same as that of Versa. 
2] The ratio of the manufacturing to the advertising cost of Zen is the same as that of Xing. 
3] The total cost of Zen and Xing put together is less than the total cost of Lancer. 
4] None of these 
 
24. The company that manufactures Zen produces 500 Zen cars per day while the company that 
manufactures City produces 600 City cars per day. They sell them at Rs. 6 lacs/car and Rs. 8.4 lacs/car 
respectively. The profit made by the former is approximately what percent of that of the latter? 
1] 100%  2] 156%  3] 250%   4] None of These 
 
25. The ratio of the manufacturing cost to the total cost is the least for 
1] Optra  2] Zen   3] City    4] Lancer 
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Section 2: Logical Reasoning (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
 
1. The question shows a pair of words in which the first is related to the second in some way. It is 
followed by a single word which bears a similar relation to one of the given alternatives. Find the correct 
alternative to complete the analogy. 
 
Melt:Liquid::Freeze: ? 
1] Ice   2] Condense   3] Solid   4] Crystal 
 
2. Fill in the blank: Guilt is to Past as Hope is to ...... 
1] Present  2] Future   3] Today  4] Despair 
 
3. From the given choices select the odd man out: 
1] Bird   2] Kite    3] Crow  4] Pigeon 
 
4. Find the missing pattern 
BOQD : ERTG :: ANPC : ? 
1] DQSF  2] FSHU   3] SHFU  4] DSQF 
 
5. Find the missing number 
5 : 24 :: 8 : ? 
1] 65   2] 63    3] 62   4] 64 
 
6. From the given choices select the odd man out 
1] DFHEG  2] TWXUV   3] OQSPR  4] JLNKM 
 
7. If HARD is coded as 1357 and SOFT is coded as 2468, what will 21448 stand for? 
1] SHAFT  2] SHORT   3] SHOOT  4] SHART 
 
8. Find the next number in the series 
1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ...... 
1] 44   2] 45    3] 46   4] 47 
 
9. The question contains some statements followed by some conclusions. Decide which of the given 
conclusions logically follow from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. 
Statements: 
I) All tomatoes are red. 
II) All grapes are tomatoes. 
Conclusions: 
I) All grapes are red. 
II) Some Tomatoes are grapes. 
1] Only conclusion I follows. 
2] Only conclusion II follows. 
3] Neither I nor II follows 
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MOCK HCL PAPER – Downloadable – PDF Format 
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
1. At least 2/3 of the 40 members of a committee must vote in favor of resolution for it to pass. What is 
the greatest number of members who could vote against the resolution and still have it pass? 
1] 19  2] 17  3] 16  4] 13 
 
2. A student bought 4 books for Rs. 120 from one book shop and 6 books for Rs. 150 from another. The 
average price (in rupees), he paid per book was: 
1] 27   2] 27.50  3] 135   4] 138 
 
3. Peter got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, 
Paul who took the same examination got 40% of the maximum marks and got 15 marks more than the 
passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination? 
1] 35  2] 250  3] 750  4] 85 
 
4. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves after 9 months and 
receives Rs. 120 and a shirt. Then find the price of the shirt. 
1] Rs. 80  2] Rs. 100  3] Rs. 120  4] None 
 
5. A watermelon weighs 5,000 gm 99% of its weight is water. It is kept in a drying room and after some 
time it turns out that it is only 98% water by weight. What is its weight now? 
1] 2,500 gm  2] 4,500 gm  3] 4,950 gm  4] None of these 
 
6. A train passes a station platform in 35s and a man standing on the platform in 15s. If the speed of the 
train is 54 km/hr, find the length of the platform. 
1] 350 m  2] 200 m  3] 250 m  4] 300 m 
 
7. A man bought 30 kg of wheat at cost 10.5/kg and 30 kg at cost 9.5/kg. He mixes the two. At what 
price should he sell to have a 35% gain? 
1] Rs. 14.5/kg  2] Rs. 13.5/kg  3] Rs. 15.5/kg  4] Rs. 16.5/kg 
 
8. Three lights change after 48, 72, 108 sec. respectively. At 08:20:00 they all changed together. At what 
time will they again change together? 
1] 8 : 37 : 12  2] 8 : 27 : 12  3] 8: 27 : 00  4] 8 : 37 : 00 
 
9. A can do a work in 6 days. B can do a work in 8 days. They both do the work for Rs. 640. C joins them 
and they do the work in 3 days. How much did they pay to C? 
1] Rs. 100  2] Rs. 80  3] Rs. 70  4] Rs. 60 
 
10. A man purchased 47 stamps of 20 paisa and 15 paisa. The total amount he spent was Rs. 8.80. the 
number of 20 paisa and 15 paisa stamps which he purchased 
1] are 12 and 35 respectively  2] are 10 and 37 respectively 
3] are 35 and 12 respectively  4] can’t be determined from the given data 
 
TRINITi – Center for Learning 
 
11. If one type of tobacco costs Re.1/- per kg and other type costs Rs. 5/- per kg. What quantity of first 
type and second type should be mixed so that 100 kg of mixture costs Rs. 
100/-? 
1] Not possible   2] 1 : 2   3] 2 : 3   4] 4 : 5 
 
12. There are 5 questions in a question paper. In an examination 5% students answer all questions and 
5% answered none. 50% of the rest answered 3 questions and 20% answered 2 questions and 300 
answered only 1 question. How many students appeared for the test? 
1] 1000  2] Data Insufficient  3] 1200  4] 1500 
 
13. A computer routine was developed to generate two numbers (X, Y) the first being a random number 
between 0 and 100 inclusive, and the second being less than or equal to the square root of the first. 
Each of the following pairs satisfies the routine EXCEPT 
1] (99,10)  2] (85,9)   3] (50,7)  4] (1,1) 
 
14. A warehouse had a square floor with area 10,000 sq. metres. A rectangular addition was built along 
one entire side of the warehouse that increased the floor by one-half as much as the original floor. How 
many metres did the addition extend beyond the original building? 
1] 10   2] 20    3] 50   4] 500 
 
15. A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m. and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What 
time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m. of the same day if the watch operated continuously for 
that time? 
1] 5:56   2] 5:58    3] 6.00   4] 6:26 
 
16. A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a saltwater solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution 
is thrown out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of 
the resulting solution in the jug is salt? 
1] 7.5%   2] 9.5%    3] 10.5%  4] 12% 
 
17. A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 minutes of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 
miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip? 
1] (K + 300)/ 97  
2] 60 (K + 300)/ 97  
3] (K + 97) / 300  
4] (K + 96) /300 
 
18. A millionaire bought a lot of hats 1/4 of which were brown. The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats 
including 4/5 of the brown hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown? 
1] 1/60   2] 1/15    3] 3/20   4] 3/5 
 
19. An investor purchased shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price by Rs 0.25 per 
share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been 
purchased? 
1] 25   2] 50    3] 75   4] 100 
 
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20. At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the 
sale, the amount saved will be what percent of the original price of the 5 tickets? 
1] 20%   2] 33.3%   3] 40%   4] 60% 
 
 
Directions for Questions 21 to 25: These questions are based on the line graph given below. 
 
 
 
21. For which of the following cars is the manufacturing cost as a percentage of advertising cost the 
least? 
1] Xing   2] City   3] Lancer   4] Zen 
 
22. In a certain year, 30,000 “City” cars, are produced, and are sold at Rs. 9.3 lacs/car. If 2% of the total 
profit is given as a bonus to the 2,040 engineers, the amount received by each engineer as bonus is (in 
Rs.) 
1] 5,000  2] 50,000  3] 5 lacs   4] None of These 
 
23. Which of the following statements is true? 
1] The difference in the manufacturing and the advertising costs of Optra is the same as that of Versa. 
2] The ratio of the manufacturing to the advertising cost of Zen is the same as that of Xing. 
3] The total cost of Zen and Xing put together is less than the total cost of Lancer. 
4] None of these 
 
24. The company that manufactures Zen produces 500 Zen cars per day while the company that 
manufactures City produces 600 City cars per day. They sell them at Rs. 6 lacs/car and Rs. 8.4 lacs/car 
respectively. The profit made by the former is approximately what percent of that of the latter? 
1] 100%  2] 156%  3] 250%   4] None of These 
 
25. The ratio of the manufacturing cost to the total cost is the least for 
1] Optra  2] Zen   3] City    4] Lancer 
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Section 2: Logical Reasoning (25 questions in 30 minutes) 
 
 
1. The question shows a pair of words in which the first is related to the second in some way. It is 
followed by a single word which bears a similar relation to one of the given alternatives. Find the correct 
alternative to complete the analogy. 
 
Melt:Liquid::Freeze: ? 
1] Ice   2] Condense   3] Solid   4] Crystal 
 
2. Fill in the blank: Guilt is to Past as Hope is to ...... 
1] Present  2] Future   3] Today  4] Despair 
 
3. From the given choices select the odd man out: 
1] Bird   2] Kite    3] Crow  4] Pigeon 
 
4. Find the missing pattern 
BOQD : ERTG :: ANPC : ? 
1] DQSF  2] FSHU   3] SHFU  4] DSQF 
 
5. Find the missing number 
5 : 24 :: 8 : ? 
1] 65   2] 63    3] 62   4] 64 
 
6. From the given choices select the odd man out 
1] DFHEG  2] TWXUV   3] OQSPR  4] JLNKM 
 
7. If HARD is coded as 1357 and SOFT is coded as 2468, what will 21448 stand for? 
1] SHAFT  2] SHORT   3] SHOOT  4] SHART 
 
8. Find the next number in the series 
1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ...... 
1] 44   2] 45    3] 46   4] 47 
 
9. The question contains some statements followed by some conclusions. Decide which of the given 
conclusions logically follow from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. 
Statements: 
I) All tomatoes are red. 
II) All grapes are tomatoes. 
Conclusions: 
I) All grapes are red. 
II) Some Tomatoes are grapes. 
1] Only conclusion I follows. 
2] Only conclusion II follows. 
3] Neither I nor II follows 
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4] Both I and II follow. 
 
10. Old woman's son is my daughter's uncle, then what relation has the old woman to me? 
1] Sister  2] Mother  3] Grandmother  4] Mother - in - law 
 
11. Ramu was facing East. He walked 4 km forward and then after turning to his right walked 6 
km. Again he turned to his right and walked 7 km. After this he turned back. Which direction 
was he facing at the time? 
1] East   2] North  3] South   4] West 
 
12. Raman is not wearing purple and Aman is not wearing black. Raman and Sahil wear 
different colors. Avinash alone wears green. What color is sahil wearing, if all four of them 
are wearing different colors. 
1] Green  2] Black  3] Purple   4] Can't Say 
 
13. The question is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the 
arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument. 
Statement : 
Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals? 
Arguments : 
I. Yes, Trappers are making a lot of money. 
II. No, bans on hunting and trapping are not effective. 
1] Only argument I is strong. 
2] Only argument II is strong. 
3] Either I or II is strong. 
4] Neither I nor II is strong. 
 
14. The question contains a statement followed by two Assumptions I and II. Find out which 
assumption(s) is implicit. 
Statements: 
Vitamin E tablets improve circulation, keep your complexion in glowing condition. 
Assumptions : 
I. People like glowing complexion. 
II. Complexion becomes dull in the absence of circulation. 
1] Only assumption I is implicit 
2] Only assumption II is implicit 
3] Both assumption I and II are implicit. 
4] Neither assumption I nor II is implicit 
 
15. Study the statement(s) and the conclusions and select the correct option. 
Statement : 
No country is absolutely self - dependent these days. 
Conclusions : 
I. It is imposible to grow and produce all that a country needs. 
II. Countrymen in general have become lazy. 
1] Only Conclusion I follows 
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