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SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)
SOLVED PAPER  2020
GENERAL ENGLISH: READING
COMPREHENSION, VERBAL REASONING,
VERBAL ABILITY
1. What is the meaning of “spilling the beans”?
(a) To get scared extremely
(b) To reveal a secret
(c) To manage multiple tasks
(d) To conceal the information
2. What is the meaning of “Talking nineteen to the dozen”?
(a) Talking consciously (b) Running hurriedly
(c) Keeping up (d) Speaking continuously
3. Identify figure of speech in the following sentence.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
(a) Simile (b) Personification
(c) Onomatopoeia (d) Hyperbole
4. Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence.
“A child is a fire to lit, not a vase to be filled.”
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Personification
(c) S imile (d) Metaphor
5. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.
What prevented her ____ coming?
(a) From (b) While
(c) In (d) About
6. Which conjunction can fill in the following sentence?
He had a severe tooth pain ____ he visited a doctor.
(a) In (b) So
(c) Lest (d) Because
7. Which Adverb can be filled in the following sentence?
He appeared ______ excited to see his mother.
(a) Slightly (b) Enough
(c) So (d) Fairly
8. Fill in the blank with most appropriate word.
A _______ of singers
(a) Class (b) Team
(c) Choir (d) Troupe
9. Fill in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and
contextually correct.
The world _________ better place to live.
(a) will be a better (b) would be a better
(c) should be a good (d) would be a good
10. Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Irriterievable (b) Irretrievable
(c) Irretreivable (d) Irritreiveble
11. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
He apologized __________
(a) Predominantly (b) Proactively
(c) Profusely (d) Purportedly
Memory Based
12. Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase.
A ship was ________.
(a) Holed up (b) Halting on
(c) Hauled at (d) Heed at
13. Which of the following is a compound word?
(a) Colorado (b) Knowledge
(c) Butterfly (d) Raincheck
14. What is meaning of Largesse?
(a) Globalized (b) Liberal
(c) Saturate (d) Acquittal
15. Which of the following words is correctly spelt?
(a) Conseintious (b) Consciention
(c) Conscientious (d) Consientious
QUANTITATIVE, DATA INTERPRETATION
AND DATA SUFFICIENCY
16. Two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are equivalent
to a single discount of
(a) 18.5% (b) 26.5%
(c) 14.5% (d) None of these
17. P makes a profit of 12% on a transaction. Had he bought
the article at 10% less and sold it for 4% less, by what
percent his profit percentage would have increased?
(a) 53.65% (b) 62.25%
(c) 19.4% (d) None of these
18. A sum of INR 15000 is put on compound interest. This
sum becomes 2 times in 5 years at this rate. What would
the original sum become after 20 years?
(a) 60000 (b) 225000
(c) 140000 (d) None of these
19. A sum of INR 27800 is invested for 2 years in 2 different
schemes, both on simple interest. The rates of interest are
14% and 11% in the 1st and the 2nd schemes respectively .
The total interest after 2 years is INR 7016. What sum was
invested in the 2nd scheme?
(a) ` 12800
(b) ` 16200
(c) ` 14600
(d) None of these
20. A and B can finish a work in 10 days and 15 days
respectively . They together work on it for 5 days and then
the rest of the work is finished by C in 2 days.
They get INR 450 for finishing this work. What should be
the shares of A, B and C respectively?
(a) A = ` 180, B = ` 120, C = ` 150
(b) A = ` 225, B = ` 120, C = ` 105
(c) A = ` 225, B = ` 150, C = ` 75
(d) None of these
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SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)
SOLVED PAPER  2020
GENERAL ENGLISH: READING
COMPREHENSION, VERBAL REASONING,
VERBAL ABILITY
1. What is the meaning of “spilling the beans”?
(a) To get scared extremely
(b) To reveal a secret
(c) To manage multiple tasks
(d) To conceal the information
2. What is the meaning of “Talking nineteen to the dozen”?
(a) Talking consciously (b) Running hurriedly
(c) Keeping up (d) Speaking continuously
3. Identify figure of speech in the following sentence.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
(a) Simile (b) Personification
(c) Onomatopoeia (d) Hyperbole
4. Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence.
“A child is a fire to lit, not a vase to be filled.”
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Personification
(c) S imile (d) Metaphor
5. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.
What prevented her ____ coming?
(a) From (b) While
(c) In (d) About
6. Which conjunction can fill in the following sentence?
He had a severe tooth pain ____ he visited a doctor.
(a) In (b) So
(c) Lest (d) Because
7. Which Adverb can be filled in the following sentence?
He appeared ______ excited to see his mother.
(a) Slightly (b) Enough
(c) So (d) Fairly
8. Fill in the blank with most appropriate word.
A _______ of singers
(a) Class (b) Team
(c) Choir (d) Troupe
9. Fill in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and
contextually correct.
The world _________ better place to live.
(a) will be a better (b) would be a better
(c) should be a good (d) would be a good
10. Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Irriterievable (b) Irretrievable
(c) Irretreivable (d) Irritreiveble
11. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
He apologized __________
(a) Predominantly (b) Proactively
(c) Profusely (d) Purportedly
Memory Based
12. Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase.
A ship was ________.
(a) Holed up (b) Halting on
(c) Hauled at (d) Heed at
13. Which of the following is a compound word?
(a) Colorado (b) Knowledge
(c) Butterfly (d) Raincheck
14. What is meaning of Largesse?
(a) Globalized (b) Liberal
(c) Saturate (d) Acquittal
15. Which of the following words is correctly spelt?
(a) Conseintious (b) Consciention
(c) Conscientious (d) Consientious
QUANTITATIVE, DATA INTERPRETATION
AND DATA SUFFICIENCY
16. Two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are equivalent
to a single discount of
(a) 18.5% (b) 26.5%
(c) 14.5% (d) None of these
17. P makes a profit of 12% on a transaction. Had he bought
the article at 10% less and sold it for 4% less, by what
percent his profit percentage would have increased?
(a) 53.65% (b) 62.25%
(c) 19.4% (d) None of these
18. A sum of INR 15000 is put on compound interest. This
sum becomes 2 times in 5 years at this rate. What would
the original sum become after 20 years?
(a) 60000 (b) 225000
(c) 140000 (d) None of these
19. A sum of INR 27800 is invested for 2 years in 2 different
schemes, both on simple interest. The rates of interest are
14% and 11% in the 1st and the 2nd schemes respectively .
The total interest after 2 years is INR 7016. What sum was
invested in the 2nd scheme?
(a) ` 12800
(b) ` 16200
(c) ` 14600
(d) None of these
20. A and B can finish a work in 10 days and 15 days
respectively . They together work on it for 5 days and then
the rest of the work is finished by C in 2 days.
They get INR 450 for finishing this work. What should be
the shares of A, B and C respectively?
(a) A = ` 180, B = ` 120, C = ` 150
(b) A = ` 225, B = ` 120, C = ` 105
(c) A = ` 225, B = ` 150, C = ` 75
(d) None of these
21. There are 10 people in a family: the average age of the
2 grandparents is 64 years; the average age of 2 uncles is
42 years; the average age of the 2 aunts is 38 years and
the average age of 4 cousins is 16 years. What is the
average age of the family members?
(a) 32.8 (b) 4 0
(c) 35.2 (d) None of these
22. The median salaries of 3 BSchools A, B and C are in the
ratio 7:6:5 in the year 2019. The median salaries of these 3
Bschools are in the ratio 3:3:4 in the year 2020. If the
median salary of A increased by 20% from 2019 to 2020,
by what percent did the median salary of B increase?
(a) 40% (b) 38%
(c) 18.5% (d) None of these
23. The combined age of a mother and daughter duo is 42
years. The product of their ages, 5 years back, was 60
years. What is the present age of the mother?
(a) 40 years (b) 38 years
(c) 32 years (d) None of these
24. A is 2 times B and B is 2 times C. The average of the
reciprocals of A, B and C is 7/12. What is the value of A?
(a)2 (b) 4
(c)1 (d) None of these
25. What is the value of log 8/log 64?
(a) 0.25 (b)
1
3
(c) 0.5 (d) None of these
26. Which of the following is a factor of x
4
+ 4x
2
+ 3?
(a) (x
2
– 1) (b) (x
2
+ 3)
(c) (x
2
– 3) (d) None of these
27. If one of the sides of a square is increased by 20% and the
other side of decreased by 20% to get a rectangle, what
percent of the area of the square will be the area of this
rectangle?
(a) 96% (b) 4%
(c) 60% (d) None of these
28. There is a cube of edge 8 cm. This cube is immersed in a
waterfilled vessel with the dimension of its rectangular
base (12 cm × 20 cm). By how many cms will the level of
water ruise in the vessel?
(a) 3.75 cm (b) 3.13 cm
(c) 2.03 cm (d) None of these
29. What is the value of sin 45° + tan 45°?
(a)
21
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(b)
22
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(c)
21
2
æö
+
ç÷
èø
(d) None of these
30. What is the value of sin 42° / cos 48°?
(a) 0.5 (b) 1
(c)
21
2

(d) None of these
31. What will be the missing term in the series:
11, 88, ..., 6336, 57024, 456192?
(a) 7 04 (b) 8 62
(c) 7 64 (d) None of these
32. A bag has a total of 108 toys. These toys are of 3 different
colours: black, green and white. If a toy is taken out
randomly , the probabilities of getting a black and a green
are 1/3 and 4/9 respectively . What is the number of white
toys?
( a) 36 (b) 2 4
(c) 51 (d) None of these
33. The Average weight of three men A, B and C is 84 kg. D
joins them and the average weight of the four becomes
80 kg. If E whose weight is 3 kg more then that of D replaces
A, the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.
The weight of A is.
(a) 65 kg (b) 70 kg
(c) 75 kg (d) 80 kg
34. The sum of the digits of a number is 10. The difference
between this number and a number formed with the same
digits, but in the reverse order, is 18. What is the square of
formed by reversing its digits.
(a) 2116 (b) 4096
(c) 1764 (d) None of these
35. We have 60, 76 and 84 loaves of bread of companies A, B
and C respectively. We have to supply these bread to
retail stores so that a store has the bread of just one of the
companies and lall the stores have the same number of
loaves. What can be the minimum number of stores?
(a)4 (b) 4 4
(c) 55 (d) None of these
ANALYTICAL AND LOGICAL REASONING
36. Find the missing term of the series: 61, 74, 89, 97, ..., 121,
1 45
(a) 1 17 (b) 1 18
(c) 1 16 (d) None of these
37. Some As are Bs and some Bs are Cs. Which of the following
is necessarily true?
I. Some As are Cs II. All Cs are As
(a) Only (I) follows
(b) Only (II) follows.
(c) Both (I) and (II) follows.
(d) Neither I nor II follow .
38. If H<G=J and J>K, then which of the following is
necessarily true.
(I) H > K (II) G > K
(a) only (I) is true.
(b) only (II) is true.
(c) both (I) and (II) are true.
(d) Neither (I) nor (II) are true.
39. There are 40 people standing in a row. A is 12th from the
left and B is 9th from the right. How many people are there
in between A and B?
( a) 18 (b) 1 9
(c) 20 (d) None of these
40. Create meaningful words from the following and then find
the odd one out.
(a) HIFS (b) TBOA
(c) UOBY (d) GA TO
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SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)
SOLVED PAPER  2020
GENERAL ENGLISH: READING
COMPREHENSION, VERBAL REASONING,
VERBAL ABILITY
1. What is the meaning of “spilling the beans”?
(a) To get scared extremely
(b) To reveal a secret
(c) To manage multiple tasks
(d) To conceal the information
2. What is the meaning of “Talking nineteen to the dozen”?
(a) Talking consciously (b) Running hurriedly
(c) Keeping up (d) Speaking continuously
3. Identify figure of speech in the following sentence.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
(a) Simile (b) Personification
(c) Onomatopoeia (d) Hyperbole
4. Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence.
“A child is a fire to lit, not a vase to be filled.”
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Personification
(c) S imile (d) Metaphor
5. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.
What prevented her ____ coming?
(a) From (b) While
(c) In (d) About
6. Which conjunction can fill in the following sentence?
He had a severe tooth pain ____ he visited a doctor.
(a) In (b) So
(c) Lest (d) Because
7. Which Adverb can be filled in the following sentence?
He appeared ______ excited to see his mother.
(a) Slightly (b) Enough
(c) So (d) Fairly
8. Fill in the blank with most appropriate word.
A _______ of singers
(a) Class (b) Team
(c) Choir (d) Troupe
9. Fill in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and
contextually correct.
The world _________ better place to live.
(a) will be a better (b) would be a better
(c) should be a good (d) would be a good
10. Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Irriterievable (b) Irretrievable
(c) Irretreivable (d) Irritreiveble
11. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
He apologized __________
(a) Predominantly (b) Proactively
(c) Profusely (d) Purportedly
Memory Based
12. Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase.
A ship was ________.
(a) Holed up (b) Halting on
(c) Hauled at (d) Heed at
13. Which of the following is a compound word?
(a) Colorado (b) Knowledge
(c) Butterfly (d) Raincheck
14. What is meaning of Largesse?
(a) Globalized (b) Liberal
(c) Saturate (d) Acquittal
15. Which of the following words is correctly spelt?
(a) Conseintious (b) Consciention
(c) Conscientious (d) Consientious
QUANTITATIVE, DATA INTERPRETATION
AND DATA SUFFICIENCY
16. Two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are equivalent
to a single discount of
(a) 18.5% (b) 26.5%
(c) 14.5% (d) None of these
17. P makes a profit of 12% on a transaction. Had he bought
the article at 10% less and sold it for 4% less, by what
percent his profit percentage would have increased?
(a) 53.65% (b) 62.25%
(c) 19.4% (d) None of these
18. A sum of INR 15000 is put on compound interest. This
sum becomes 2 times in 5 years at this rate. What would
the original sum become after 20 years?
(a) 60000 (b) 225000
(c) 140000 (d) None of these
19. A sum of INR 27800 is invested for 2 years in 2 different
schemes, both on simple interest. The rates of interest are
14% and 11% in the 1st and the 2nd schemes respectively .
The total interest after 2 years is INR 7016. What sum was
invested in the 2nd scheme?
(a) ` 12800
(b) ` 16200
(c) ` 14600
(d) None of these
20. A and B can finish a work in 10 days and 15 days
respectively . They together work on it for 5 days and then
the rest of the work is finished by C in 2 days.
They get INR 450 for finishing this work. What should be
the shares of A, B and C respectively?
(a) A = ` 180, B = ` 120, C = ` 150
(b) A = ` 225, B = ` 120, C = ` 105
(c) A = ` 225, B = ` 150, C = ` 75
(d) None of these
21. There are 10 people in a family: the average age of the
2 grandparents is 64 years; the average age of 2 uncles is
42 years; the average age of the 2 aunts is 38 years and
the average age of 4 cousins is 16 years. What is the
average age of the family members?
(a) 32.8 (b) 4 0
(c) 35.2 (d) None of these
22. The median salaries of 3 BSchools A, B and C are in the
ratio 7:6:5 in the year 2019. The median salaries of these 3
Bschools are in the ratio 3:3:4 in the year 2020. If the
median salary of A increased by 20% from 2019 to 2020,
by what percent did the median salary of B increase?
(a) 40% (b) 38%
(c) 18.5% (d) None of these
23. The combined age of a mother and daughter duo is 42
years. The product of their ages, 5 years back, was 60
years. What is the present age of the mother?
(a) 40 years (b) 38 years
(c) 32 years (d) None of these
24. A is 2 times B and B is 2 times C. The average of the
reciprocals of A, B and C is 7/12. What is the value of A?
(a)2 (b) 4
(c)1 (d) None of these
25. What is the value of log 8/log 64?
(a) 0.25 (b)
1
3
(c) 0.5 (d) None of these
26. Which of the following is a factor of x
4
+ 4x
2
+ 3?
(a) (x
2
– 1) (b) (x
2
+ 3)
(c) (x
2
– 3) (d) None of these
27. If one of the sides of a square is increased by 20% and the
other side of decreased by 20% to get a rectangle, what
percent of the area of the square will be the area of this
rectangle?
(a) 96% (b) 4%
(c) 60% (d) None of these
28. There is a cube of edge 8 cm. This cube is immersed in a
waterfilled vessel with the dimension of its rectangular
base (12 cm × 20 cm). By how many cms will the level of
water ruise in the vessel?
(a) 3.75 cm (b) 3.13 cm
(c) 2.03 cm (d) None of these
29. What is the value of sin 45° + tan 45°?
(a)
21
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(b)
22
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(c)
21
2
æö
+
ç÷
èø
(d) None of these
30. What is the value of sin 42° / cos 48°?
(a) 0.5 (b) 1
(c)
21
2

(d) None of these
31. What will be the missing term in the series:
11, 88, ..., 6336, 57024, 456192?
(a) 7 04 (b) 8 62
(c) 7 64 (d) None of these
32. A bag has a total of 108 toys. These toys are of 3 different
colours: black, green and white. If a toy is taken out
randomly , the probabilities of getting a black and a green
are 1/3 and 4/9 respectively . What is the number of white
toys?
( a) 36 (b) 2 4
(c) 51 (d) None of these
33. The Average weight of three men A, B and C is 84 kg. D
joins them and the average weight of the four becomes
80 kg. If E whose weight is 3 kg more then that of D replaces
A, the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.
The weight of A is.
(a) 65 kg (b) 70 kg
(c) 75 kg (d) 80 kg
34. The sum of the digits of a number is 10. The difference
between this number and a number formed with the same
digits, but in the reverse order, is 18. What is the square of
formed by reversing its digits.
(a) 2116 (b) 4096
(c) 1764 (d) None of these
35. We have 60, 76 and 84 loaves of bread of companies A, B
and C respectively. We have to supply these bread to
retail stores so that a store has the bread of just one of the
companies and lall the stores have the same number of
loaves. What can be the minimum number of stores?
(a)4 (b) 4 4
(c) 55 (d) None of these
ANALYTICAL AND LOGICAL REASONING
36. Find the missing term of the series: 61, 74, 89, 97, ..., 121,
1 45
(a) 1 17 (b) 1 18
(c) 1 16 (d) None of these
37. Some As are Bs and some Bs are Cs. Which of the following
is necessarily true?
I. Some As are Cs II. All Cs are As
(a) Only (I) follows
(b) Only (II) follows.
(c) Both (I) and (II) follows.
(d) Neither I nor II follow .
38. If H<G=J and J>K, then which of the following is
necessarily true.
(I) H > K (II) G > K
(a) only (I) is true.
(b) only (II) is true.
(c) both (I) and (II) are true.
(d) Neither (I) nor (II) are true.
39. There are 40 people standing in a row. A is 12th from the
left and B is 9th from the right. How many people are there
in between A and B?
( a) 18 (b) 1 9
(c) 20 (d) None of these
40. Create meaningful words from the following and then find
the odd one out.
(a) HIFS (b) TBOA
(c) UOBY (d) GA TO
41. Find the missing term in the series: A15, B10, ...., D3.
(a) C 6 (b) C 7
(c) E 3 (d) None of these
42. Y ou are facing North. Y ou take a right turn and walk for 5
Kms. Y ou again take a right turn and walk for 3 Kms. Y ou now
take a left turn and walk for 2 Kms. Y ou now take a 90degree
turn to your left. Which direction are you facing now?
(a) East (b) West
(c) North (d) South
43. Find the missing number that should come at the place of
question mark (?).
17 13 19
272 156 342
306 ? 380
(a) 1 82 (b) 1 84
(c) 1 87 (d) 1 91
44. The diagram below shows the number of people who
attended seminars on Physics, Chemistry, Math and
Biology. What is the number of people who attended
exactly any two seminars?
Math seminar
6
7
4
8
14
2
5
10 10
13
Physics seminar
Biology seminar
Chemistry seminar
(a) 21 (b) 36
(c) 38 (d) 42
45. If P means division, T means addition, M means subtraction
and D means multiplication, then the value of:
8 D 1 6 P 3 2 T 1 6 D 3 2 P 6 4 is:
(a) 12 (b) 23
(c)6 (d) 3
46. Directions: In this question, a statement is followed by two
courses of action numbered I and II. Consider everything in
the statement to be true and decide which of the suggested
courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: The government of state 'Y' has decided to
remove hutments and buildings that have come up beside
the roads to broaden them in city 'A'.
Courses of action:
I. The government of state 'Y' should rehabilitate the
affected residents of hutments/buildings.
II. The government should compensate the residents
of targeted houses with a reasonable amount.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or II follow
(d) Neither I or II follow
47. Some have suggested a correlation between not wearing
polished shoes and being lethargic – that those who don't
polish their shoes are generally lethargic than those who
do. This, however, is not the case. I work at the
employment exchange and the majority of the applicants
have polished shoes.
Which of the following assumptions is made by the author
of the argument?
(a) Lethargy and polished shoes are learned behaviours.
(b) People with polished shoes are never unemployed.
(c) Lethargy has its origins in an individual's family
background.
(d) People who apply for employment at the employment
exchange are lethargic.
48.
26 45
20
4
20 20
120
90 ?5
104
(a) 18 (b) 11
(c)8 (d) 7
49. If DIP is coded as 172203, then what is the code for
"TAKE"?
(a) 07152418 (b) 07142418
(c) 33142418 (d) 07142518
50. In the following figure, the Pentagon, the Rectangle, the
Triangle and the Circle represent the number of students
in a class who play cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Baseball
respectively.
9
10
7
8
7
5
3
45
11
6
8
9
Which of the following is the highest?
(a) Number of students who play at least one of Hockey
or Baseball.
(b) Number of students who play exactly two of the
sports.
(c) Number of students who play exactly one of the four
sports.
(d) Number of students who play at least one of Cricket
or Soccer.
51. Two adjacent faces of a cube are painted red and out of
the remaining sides, two opposite faces are painted green.
The cube is then cut into 125 equal smaller cubes.
How many smaller cubes will have at most two sides
painted?
(a) 121 (b) 123
(c) 117 (d) 113
52. Prashant forgot his fivedigit ATM pin. However he
remembers that the A TM PIN has a cube of a number in
the 3rd place and prime numbers in the first and the last
places. The even prime number is in the I
st
place. He also
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SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)
SOLVED PAPER  2020
GENERAL ENGLISH: READING
COMPREHENSION, VERBAL REASONING,
VERBAL ABILITY
1. What is the meaning of “spilling the beans”?
(a) To get scared extremely
(b) To reveal a secret
(c) To manage multiple tasks
(d) To conceal the information
2. What is the meaning of “Talking nineteen to the dozen”?
(a) Talking consciously (b) Running hurriedly
(c) Keeping up (d) Speaking continuously
3. Identify figure of speech in the following sentence.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
(a) Simile (b) Personification
(c) Onomatopoeia (d) Hyperbole
4. Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence.
“A child is a fire to lit, not a vase to be filled.”
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Personification
(c) S imile (d) Metaphor
5. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.
What prevented her ____ coming?
(a) From (b) While
(c) In (d) About
6. Which conjunction can fill in the following sentence?
He had a severe tooth pain ____ he visited a doctor.
(a) In (b) So
(c) Lest (d) Because
7. Which Adverb can be filled in the following sentence?
He appeared ______ excited to see his mother.
(a) Slightly (b) Enough
(c) So (d) Fairly
8. Fill in the blank with most appropriate word.
A _______ of singers
(a) Class (b) Team
(c) Choir (d) Troupe
9. Fill in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and
contextually correct.
The world _________ better place to live.
(a) will be a better (b) would be a better
(c) should be a good (d) would be a good
10. Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Irriterievable (b) Irretrievable
(c) Irretreivable (d) Irritreiveble
11. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
He apologized __________
(a) Predominantly (b) Proactively
(c) Profusely (d) Purportedly
Memory Based
12. Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase.
A ship was ________.
(a) Holed up (b) Halting on
(c) Hauled at (d) Heed at
13. Which of the following is a compound word?
(a) Colorado (b) Knowledge
(c) Butterfly (d) Raincheck
14. What is meaning of Largesse?
(a) Globalized (b) Liberal
(c) Saturate (d) Acquittal
15. Which of the following words is correctly spelt?
(a) Conseintious (b) Consciention
(c) Conscientious (d) Consientious
QUANTITATIVE, DATA INTERPRETATION
AND DATA SUFFICIENCY
16. Two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are equivalent
to a single discount of
(a) 18.5% (b) 26.5%
(c) 14.5% (d) None of these
17. P makes a profit of 12% on a transaction. Had he bought
the article at 10% less and sold it for 4% less, by what
percent his profit percentage would have increased?
(a) 53.65% (b) 62.25%
(c) 19.4% (d) None of these
18. A sum of INR 15000 is put on compound interest. This
sum becomes 2 times in 5 years at this rate. What would
the original sum become after 20 years?
(a) 60000 (b) 225000
(c) 140000 (d) None of these
19. A sum of INR 27800 is invested for 2 years in 2 different
schemes, both on simple interest. The rates of interest are
14% and 11% in the 1st and the 2nd schemes respectively .
The total interest after 2 years is INR 7016. What sum was
invested in the 2nd scheme?
(a) ` 12800
(b) ` 16200
(c) ` 14600
(d) None of these
20. A and B can finish a work in 10 days and 15 days
respectively . They together work on it for 5 days and then
the rest of the work is finished by C in 2 days.
They get INR 450 for finishing this work. What should be
the shares of A, B and C respectively?
(a) A = ` 180, B = ` 120, C = ` 150
(b) A = ` 225, B = ` 120, C = ` 105
(c) A = ` 225, B = ` 150, C = ` 75
(d) None of these
21. There are 10 people in a family: the average age of the
2 grandparents is 64 years; the average age of 2 uncles is
42 years; the average age of the 2 aunts is 38 years and
the average age of 4 cousins is 16 years. What is the
average age of the family members?
(a) 32.8 (b) 4 0
(c) 35.2 (d) None of these
22. The median salaries of 3 BSchools A, B and C are in the
ratio 7:6:5 in the year 2019. The median salaries of these 3
Bschools are in the ratio 3:3:4 in the year 2020. If the
median salary of A increased by 20% from 2019 to 2020,
by what percent did the median salary of B increase?
(a) 40% (b) 38%
(c) 18.5% (d) None of these
23. The combined age of a mother and daughter duo is 42
years. The product of their ages, 5 years back, was 60
years. What is the present age of the mother?
(a) 40 years (b) 38 years
(c) 32 years (d) None of these
24. A is 2 times B and B is 2 times C. The average of the
reciprocals of A, B and C is 7/12. What is the value of A?
(a)2 (b) 4
(c)1 (d) None of these
25. What is the value of log 8/log 64?
(a) 0.25 (b)
1
3
(c) 0.5 (d) None of these
26. Which of the following is a factor of x
4
+ 4x
2
+ 3?
(a) (x
2
– 1) (b) (x
2
+ 3)
(c) (x
2
– 3) (d) None of these
27. If one of the sides of a square is increased by 20% and the
other side of decreased by 20% to get a rectangle, what
percent of the area of the square will be the area of this
rectangle?
(a) 96% (b) 4%
(c) 60% (d) None of these
28. There is a cube of edge 8 cm. This cube is immersed in a
waterfilled vessel with the dimension of its rectangular
base (12 cm × 20 cm). By how many cms will the level of
water ruise in the vessel?
(a) 3.75 cm (b) 3.13 cm
(c) 2.03 cm (d) None of these
29. What is the value of sin 45° + tan 45°?
(a)
21
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(b)
22
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(c)
21
2
æö
+
ç÷
èø
(d) None of these
30. What is the value of sin 42° / cos 48°?
(a) 0.5 (b) 1
(c)
21
2

(d) None of these
31. What will be the missing term in the series:
11, 88, ..., 6336, 57024, 456192?
(a) 7 04 (b) 8 62
(c) 7 64 (d) None of these
32. A bag has a total of 108 toys. These toys are of 3 different
colours: black, green and white. If a toy is taken out
randomly , the probabilities of getting a black and a green
are 1/3 and 4/9 respectively . What is the number of white
toys?
( a) 36 (b) 2 4
(c) 51 (d) None of these
33. The Average weight of three men A, B and C is 84 kg. D
joins them and the average weight of the four becomes
80 kg. If E whose weight is 3 kg more then that of D replaces
A, the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.
The weight of A is.
(a) 65 kg (b) 70 kg
(c) 75 kg (d) 80 kg
34. The sum of the digits of a number is 10. The difference
between this number and a number formed with the same
digits, but in the reverse order, is 18. What is the square of
formed by reversing its digits.
(a) 2116 (b) 4096
(c) 1764 (d) None of these
35. We have 60, 76 and 84 loaves of bread of companies A, B
and C respectively. We have to supply these bread to
retail stores so that a store has the bread of just one of the
companies and lall the stores have the same number of
loaves. What can be the minimum number of stores?
(a)4 (b) 4 4
(c) 55 (d) None of these
ANALYTICAL AND LOGICAL REASONING
36. Find the missing term of the series: 61, 74, 89, 97, ..., 121,
1 45
(a) 1 17 (b) 1 18
(c) 1 16 (d) None of these
37. Some As are Bs and some Bs are Cs. Which of the following
is necessarily true?
I. Some As are Cs II. All Cs are As
(a) Only (I) follows
(b) Only (II) follows.
(c) Both (I) and (II) follows.
(d) Neither I nor II follow .
38. If H<G=J and J>K, then which of the following is
necessarily true.
(I) H > K (II) G > K
(a) only (I) is true.
(b) only (II) is true.
(c) both (I) and (II) are true.
(d) Neither (I) nor (II) are true.
39. There are 40 people standing in a row. A is 12th from the
left and B is 9th from the right. How many people are there
in between A and B?
( a) 18 (b) 1 9
(c) 20 (d) None of these
40. Create meaningful words from the following and then find
the odd one out.
(a) HIFS (b) TBOA
(c) UOBY (d) GA TO
41. Find the missing term in the series: A15, B10, ...., D3.
(a) C 6 (b) C 7
(c) E 3 (d) None of these
42. Y ou are facing North. Y ou take a right turn and walk for 5
Kms. Y ou again take a right turn and walk for 3 Kms. Y ou now
take a left turn and walk for 2 Kms. Y ou now take a 90degree
turn to your left. Which direction are you facing now?
(a) East (b) West
(c) North (d) South
43. Find the missing number that should come at the place of
question mark (?).
17 13 19
272 156 342
306 ? 380
(a) 1 82 (b) 1 84
(c) 1 87 (d) 1 91
44. The diagram below shows the number of people who
attended seminars on Physics, Chemistry, Math and
Biology. What is the number of people who attended
exactly any two seminars?
Math seminar
6
7
4
8
14
2
5
10 10
13
Physics seminar
Biology seminar
Chemistry seminar
(a) 21 (b) 36
(c) 38 (d) 42
45. If P means division, T means addition, M means subtraction
and D means multiplication, then the value of:
8 D 1 6 P 3 2 T 1 6 D 3 2 P 6 4 is:
(a) 12 (b) 23
(c)6 (d) 3
46. Directions: In this question, a statement is followed by two
courses of action numbered I and II. Consider everything in
the statement to be true and decide which of the suggested
courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: The government of state 'Y' has decided to
remove hutments and buildings that have come up beside
the roads to broaden them in city 'A'.
Courses of action:
I. The government of state 'Y' should rehabilitate the
affected residents of hutments/buildings.
II. The government should compensate the residents
of targeted houses with a reasonable amount.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or II follow
(d) Neither I or II follow
47. Some have suggested a correlation between not wearing
polished shoes and being lethargic – that those who don't
polish their shoes are generally lethargic than those who
do. This, however, is not the case. I work at the
employment exchange and the majority of the applicants
have polished shoes.
Which of the following assumptions is made by the author
of the argument?
(a) Lethargy and polished shoes are learned behaviours.
(b) People with polished shoes are never unemployed.
(c) Lethargy has its origins in an individual's family
background.
(d) People who apply for employment at the employment
exchange are lethargic.
48.
26 45
20
4
20 20
120
90 ?5
104
(a) 18 (b) 11
(c)8 (d) 7
49. If DIP is coded as 172203, then what is the code for
"TAKE"?
(a) 07152418 (b) 07142418
(c) 33142418 (d) 07142518
50. In the following figure, the Pentagon, the Rectangle, the
Triangle and the Circle represent the number of students
in a class who play cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Baseball
respectively.
9
10
7
8
7
5
3
45
11
6
8
9
Which of the following is the highest?
(a) Number of students who play at least one of Hockey
or Baseball.
(b) Number of students who play exactly two of the
sports.
(c) Number of students who play exactly one of the four
sports.
(d) Number of students who play at least one of Cricket
or Soccer.
51. Two adjacent faces of a cube are painted red and out of
the remaining sides, two opposite faces are painted green.
The cube is then cut into 125 equal smaller cubes.
How many smaller cubes will have at most two sides
painted?
(a) 121 (b) 123
(c) 117 (d) 113
52. Prashant forgot his fivedigit ATM pin. However he
remembers that the A TM PIN has a cube of a number in
the 3rd place and prime numbers in the first and the last
places. The even prime number is in the I
st
place. He also
remembers that the digit in the 3rd place is equal to the
product of the digits in the first and the second places
and the sum of the digits in the first and the second places
is equal to the digit in the fourth place. The digit in the last
place is half the digit in the 4th place.
What is his A TM PIN?
(a) 24863 (b) 24683
(c) 26483 (d) 23468
53. Refer to the sequence of letters given below and answer
the questions that follow.
N F C I O R O O I U M N T S M C T U A A N R T I E I C T
O A N N T I
If all the vowels from the given sequence are removed,
then which letter will be the 8th letter to the right of the
5th letter to the left of the 10th letter from the right?
(a)R (b) T
(c)C (d) S
54. A traveller travels 10 km towards the East from Pune. He
then turns 90 degrees towards his right and travels 5 km
and again takes a 90 degrees turn towards his right and
walks 5 km. What direction is he now with respect to
Pune?
(a) SouthWest (b) SouthEast
(c) NorthWest (d) NorthEast
Directions (Qs. 5556): Read the given information and answer
the following questions:
Eight people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting on 8 chairs kept
symmetrically around a circular table and equidistant from each
other. All of them are facing towards the centre of the table.
Some information about the order in which they are sitting is
provided as follows:
(i) F is sitting exactly opposite to C.
(ii) D is not next to F.
(iii) H is the only one sitting between G and C.
(iv) E is sitting two places to the right of B and is not next to F.
55. Which of the following is the correct position of H?
(a) Left of C (b) Exactly Opposite of B
(c) Exactly Opposite of E (d) Cannot Be Determined
56. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) B is to the immediate right of F.
(b) G is sitting two places to the light of F.
(c) There are only six persons whose sitting positions
can be exactly determined.
(d) All of these.
57. There are six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of
F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and
the grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers
and a mother in the group.
How many male members are there in the group?
(a) One (b) Two
(c) Three (d) Four
58. Directions: In the following question, a part of the figure
is missing. Find out from the given options (a, b, c and d),
the right figure to fit in the missing figure.
?
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
59. A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below
in the question figures. From the given answer figures,
indicate how it will appear when opened.
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
60. I. Yes: Studies have shown that breathing in vehicular
pollution reaches dangerous levels when the exposure to
such pollution has been more than five hours in a day .
II. No. Breathing in vehicular pollution for more than five
hours a day does not lead to lung cancer as was revealed
in a study to analyze the effect of vehicular pollution.
(a) Only I is strong.
(b) Only II is strong.
(c) Both I and II are strong
(d) Neither I nor II are strong.
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SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)
SOLVED PAPER  2020
GENERAL ENGLISH: READING
COMPREHENSION, VERBAL REASONING,
VERBAL ABILITY
1. What is the meaning of “spilling the beans”?
(a) To get scared extremely
(b) To reveal a secret
(c) To manage multiple tasks
(d) To conceal the information
2. What is the meaning of “Talking nineteen to the dozen”?
(a) Talking consciously (b) Running hurriedly
(c) Keeping up (d) Speaking continuously
3. Identify figure of speech in the following sentence.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
(a) Simile (b) Personification
(c) Onomatopoeia (d) Hyperbole
4. Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence.
“A child is a fire to lit, not a vase to be filled.”
(a) Onomatopoeia (b) Personification
(c) S imile (d) Metaphor
5. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.
What prevented her ____ coming?
(a) From (b) While
(c) In (d) About
6. Which conjunction can fill in the following sentence?
He had a severe tooth pain ____ he visited a doctor.
(a) In (b) So
(c) Lest (d) Because
7. Which Adverb can be filled in the following sentence?
He appeared ______ excited to see his mother.
(a) Slightly (b) Enough
(c) So (d) Fairly
8. Fill in the blank with most appropriate word.
A _______ of singers
(a) Class (b) Team
(c) Choir (d) Troupe
9. Fill in the blank to make the sentence grammatically and
contextually correct.
The world _________ better place to live.
(a) will be a better (b) would be a better
(c) should be a good (d) would be a good
10. Which of the following is correctly spelt?
(a) Irriterievable (b) Irretrievable
(c) Irretreivable (d) Irritreiveble
11. Fill in the blank with the appropriate word.
He apologized __________
(a) Predominantly (b) Proactively
(c) Profusely (d) Purportedly
Memory Based
12. Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase.
A ship was ________.
(a) Holed up (b) Halting on
(c) Hauled at (d) Heed at
13. Which of the following is a compound word?
(a) Colorado (b) Knowledge
(c) Butterfly (d) Raincheck
14. What is meaning of Largesse?
(a) Globalized (b) Liberal
(c) Saturate (d) Acquittal
15. Which of the following words is correctly spelt?
(a) Conseintious (b) Consciention
(c) Conscientious (d) Consientious
QUANTITATIVE, DATA INTERPRETATION
AND DATA SUFFICIENCY
16. Two successive discounts of 10% and 5% are equivalent
to a single discount of
(a) 18.5% (b) 26.5%
(c) 14.5% (d) None of these
17. P makes a profit of 12% on a transaction. Had he bought
the article at 10% less and sold it for 4% less, by what
percent his profit percentage would have increased?
(a) 53.65% (b) 62.25%
(c) 19.4% (d) None of these
18. A sum of INR 15000 is put on compound interest. This
sum becomes 2 times in 5 years at this rate. What would
the original sum become after 20 years?
(a) 60000 (b) 225000
(c) 140000 (d) None of these
19. A sum of INR 27800 is invested for 2 years in 2 different
schemes, both on simple interest. The rates of interest are
14% and 11% in the 1st and the 2nd schemes respectively .
The total interest after 2 years is INR 7016. What sum was
invested in the 2nd scheme?
(a) ` 12800
(b) ` 16200
(c) ` 14600
(d) None of these
20. A and B can finish a work in 10 days and 15 days
respectively . They together work on it for 5 days and then
the rest of the work is finished by C in 2 days.
They get INR 450 for finishing this work. What should be
the shares of A, B and C respectively?
(a) A = ` 180, B = ` 120, C = ` 150
(b) A = ` 225, B = ` 120, C = ` 105
(c) A = ` 225, B = ` 150, C = ` 75
(d) None of these
21. There are 10 people in a family: the average age of the
2 grandparents is 64 years; the average age of 2 uncles is
42 years; the average age of the 2 aunts is 38 years and
the average age of 4 cousins is 16 years. What is the
average age of the family members?
(a) 32.8 (b) 4 0
(c) 35.2 (d) None of these
22. The median salaries of 3 BSchools A, B and C are in the
ratio 7:6:5 in the year 2019. The median salaries of these 3
Bschools are in the ratio 3:3:4 in the year 2020. If the
median salary of A increased by 20% from 2019 to 2020,
by what percent did the median salary of B increase?
(a) 40% (b) 38%
(c) 18.5% (d) None of these
23. The combined age of a mother and daughter duo is 42
years. The product of their ages, 5 years back, was 60
years. What is the present age of the mother?
(a) 40 years (b) 38 years
(c) 32 years (d) None of these
24. A is 2 times B and B is 2 times C. The average of the
reciprocals of A, B and C is 7/12. What is the value of A?
(a)2 (b) 4
(c)1 (d) None of these
25. What is the value of log 8/log 64?
(a) 0.25 (b)
1
3
(c) 0.5 (d) None of these
26. Which of the following is a factor of x
4
+ 4x
2
+ 3?
(a) (x
2
– 1) (b) (x
2
+ 3)
(c) (x
2
– 3) (d) None of these
27. If one of the sides of a square is increased by 20% and the
other side of decreased by 20% to get a rectangle, what
percent of the area of the square will be the area of this
rectangle?
(a) 96% (b) 4%
(c) 60% (d) None of these
28. There is a cube of edge 8 cm. This cube is immersed in a
waterfilled vessel with the dimension of its rectangular
base (12 cm × 20 cm). By how many cms will the level of
water ruise in the vessel?
(a) 3.75 cm (b) 3.13 cm
(c) 2.03 cm (d) None of these
29. What is the value of sin 45° + tan 45°?
(a)
21
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(b)
22
2
æö

ç÷
èø
(c)
21
2
æö
+
ç÷
èø
(d) None of these
30. What is the value of sin 42° / cos 48°?
(a) 0.5 (b) 1
(c)
21
2

(d) None of these
31. What will be the missing term in the series:
11, 88, ..., 6336, 57024, 456192?
(a) 7 04 (b) 8 62
(c) 7 64 (d) None of these
32. A bag has a total of 108 toys. These toys are of 3 different
colours: black, green and white. If a toy is taken out
randomly , the probabilities of getting a black and a green
are 1/3 and 4/9 respectively . What is the number of white
toys?
( a) 36 (b) 2 4
(c) 51 (d) None of these
33. The Average weight of three men A, B and C is 84 kg. D
joins them and the average weight of the four becomes
80 kg. If E whose weight is 3 kg more then that of D replaces
A, the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.
The weight of A is.
(a) 65 kg (b) 70 kg
(c) 75 kg (d) 80 kg
34. The sum of the digits of a number is 10. The difference
between this number and a number formed with the same
digits, but in the reverse order, is 18. What is the square of
formed by reversing its digits.
(a) 2116 (b) 4096
(c) 1764 (d) None of these
35. We have 60, 76 and 84 loaves of bread of companies A, B
and C respectively. We have to supply these bread to
retail stores so that a store has the bread of just one of the
companies and lall the stores have the same number of
loaves. What can be the minimum number of stores?
(a)4 (b) 4 4
(c) 55 (d) None of these
ANALYTICAL AND LOGICAL REASONING
36. Find the missing term of the series: 61, 74, 89, 97, ..., 121,
1 45
(a) 1 17 (b) 1 18
(c) 1 16 (d) None of these
37. Some As are Bs and some Bs are Cs. Which of the following
is necessarily true?
I. Some As are Cs II. All Cs are As
(a) Only (I) follows
(b) Only (II) follows.
(c) Both (I) and (II) follows.
(d) Neither I nor II follow .
38. If H<G=J and J>K, then which of the following is
necessarily true.
(I) H > K (II) G > K
(a) only (I) is true.
(b) only (II) is true.
(c) both (I) and (II) are true.
(d) Neither (I) nor (II) are true.
39. There are 40 people standing in a row. A is 12th from the
left and B is 9th from the right. How many people are there
in between A and B?
( a) 18 (b) 1 9
(c) 20 (d) None of these
40. Create meaningful words from the following and then find
the odd one out.
(a) HIFS (b) TBOA
(c) UOBY (d) GA TO
41. Find the missing term in the series: A15, B10, ...., D3.
(a) C 6 (b) C 7
(c) E 3 (d) None of these
42. Y ou are facing North. Y ou take a right turn and walk for 5
Kms. Y ou again take a right turn and walk for 3 Kms. Y ou now
take a left turn and walk for 2 Kms. Y ou now take a 90degree
turn to your left. Which direction are you facing now?
(a) East (b) West
(c) North (d) South
43. Find the missing number that should come at the place of
question mark (?).
17 13 19
272 156 342
306 ? 380
(a) 1 82 (b) 1 84
(c) 1 87 (d) 1 91
44. The diagram below shows the number of people who
attended seminars on Physics, Chemistry, Math and
Biology. What is the number of people who attended
exactly any two seminars?
Math seminar
6
7
4
8
14
2
5
10 10
13
Physics seminar
Biology seminar
Chemistry seminar
(a) 21 (b) 36
(c) 38 (d) 42
45. If P means division, T means addition, M means subtraction
and D means multiplication, then the value of:
8 D 1 6 P 3 2 T 1 6 D 3 2 P 6 4 is:
(a) 12 (b) 23
(c)6 (d) 3
46. Directions: In this question, a statement is followed by two
courses of action numbered I and II. Consider everything in
the statement to be true and decide which of the suggested
courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: The government of state 'Y' has decided to
remove hutments and buildings that have come up beside
the roads to broaden them in city 'A'.
Courses of action:
I. The government of state 'Y' should rehabilitate the
affected residents of hutments/buildings.
II. The government should compensate the residents
of targeted houses with a reasonable amount.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or II follow
(d) Neither I or II follow
47. Some have suggested a correlation between not wearing
polished shoes and being lethargic – that those who don't
polish their shoes are generally lethargic than those who
do. This, however, is not the case. I work at the
employment exchange and the majority of the applicants
have polished shoes.
Which of the following assumptions is made by the author
of the argument?
(a) Lethargy and polished shoes are learned behaviours.
(b) People with polished shoes are never unemployed.
(c) Lethargy has its origins in an individual's family
background.
(d) People who apply for employment at the employment
exchange are lethargic.
48.
26 45
20
4
20 20
120
90 ?5
104
(a) 18 (b) 11
(c)8 (d) 7
49. If DIP is coded as 172203, then what is the code for
"TAKE"?
(a) 07152418 (b) 07142418
(c) 33142418 (d) 07142518
50. In the following figure, the Pentagon, the Rectangle, the
Triangle and the Circle represent the number of students
in a class who play cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Baseball
respectively.
9
10
7
8
7
5
3
45
11
6
8
9
Which of the following is the highest?
(a) Number of students who play at least one of Hockey
or Baseball.
(b) Number of students who play exactly two of the
sports.
(c) Number of students who play exactly one of the four
sports.
(d) Number of students who play at least one of Cricket
or Soccer.
51. Two adjacent faces of a cube are painted red and out of
the remaining sides, two opposite faces are painted green.
The cube is then cut into 125 equal smaller cubes.
How many smaller cubes will have at most two sides
painted?
(a) 121 (b) 123
(c) 117 (d) 113
52. Prashant forgot his fivedigit ATM pin. However he
remembers that the A TM PIN has a cube of a number in
the 3rd place and prime numbers in the first and the last
places. The even prime number is in the I
st
place. He also
remembers that the digit in the 3rd place is equal to the
product of the digits in the first and the second places
and the sum of the digits in the first and the second places
is equal to the digit in the fourth place. The digit in the last
place is half the digit in the 4th place.
What is his A TM PIN?
(a) 24863 (b) 24683
(c) 26483 (d) 23468
53. Refer to the sequence of letters given below and answer
the questions that follow.
N F C I O R O O I U M N T S M C T U A A N R T I E I C T
O A N N T I
If all the vowels from the given sequence are removed,
then which letter will be the 8th letter to the right of the
5th letter to the left of the 10th letter from the right?
(a)R (b) T
(c)C (d) S
54. A traveller travels 10 km towards the East from Pune. He
then turns 90 degrees towards his right and travels 5 km
and again takes a 90 degrees turn towards his right and
walks 5 km. What direction is he now with respect to
Pune?
(a) SouthWest (b) SouthEast
(c) NorthWest (d) NorthEast
Directions (Qs. 5556): Read the given information and answer
the following questions:
Eight people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting on 8 chairs kept
symmetrically around a circular table and equidistant from each
other. All of them are facing towards the centre of the table.
Some information about the order in which they are sitting is
provided as follows:
(i) F is sitting exactly opposite to C.
(ii) D is not next to F.
(iii) H is the only one sitting between G and C.
(iv) E is sitting two places to the right of B and is not next to F.
55. Which of the following is the correct position of H?
(a) Left of C (b) Exactly Opposite of B
(c) Exactly Opposite of E (d) Cannot Be Determined
56. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) B is to the immediate right of F.
(b) G is sitting two places to the light of F.
(c) There are only six persons whose sitting positions
can be exactly determined.
(d) All of these.
57. There are six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of
F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and
the grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers
and a mother in the group.
How many male members are there in the group?
(a) One (b) Two
(c) Three (d) Four
58. Directions: In the following question, a part of the figure
is missing. Find out from the given options (a, b, c and d),
the right figure to fit in the missing figure.
?
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
59. A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below
in the question figures. From the given answer figures,
indicate how it will appear when opened.
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
60. I. Yes: Studies have shown that breathing in vehicular
pollution reaches dangerous levels when the exposure to
such pollution has been more than five hours in a day .
II. No. Breathing in vehicular pollution for more than five
hours a day does not lead to lung cancer as was revealed
in a study to analyze the effect of vehicular pollution.
(a) Only I is strong.
(b) Only II is strong.
(c) Both I and II are strong
(d) Neither I nor II are strong.
ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATIONS
1. (b) Spill the beans: To reveal something that was meant
to be a secret.
We had everything organized for Bruce’s surprise party,
but Kate accidentally spilled the beans to him at work.
2. (d) Talk nineteen to the dozen: To speak very rapidly,
hurriedly , and/or energetically .
My aunt can get talking nineteen to the dozen if you get
her on a topic she’s passionate about.
3. (a) In the given sentence, the figure of speech used is
‘simile’.
Simile: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one
thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a
description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion ).
the use of similes as a method of comparison.
Personification: The attribution of a personal nature or
human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the
representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Onomatopoeia: The formation of a word from a sound
associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle).
Hyperbole: Exaggerated statements or claims not meant
to be taken literally .
4. (d) The figure of speech used in the given sentence is,
Metaphor.
Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to
make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike
but do have something in common. Unlike a simile, where
two things are compared directly using like or as, a
metaphor’s comparison is more indirect, usually made by
stating something is something else.
5. (a) Here, ‘from’ will be used. From expresses the
origination of something from something else, something
coming from somewhere, or some person. For example:
Smriti comes from New Y ork.
6 . (b) “So” can be used to fit in the blank of the given
sentence and make it grammatically and contextually
correct.
7. (c) “So” is as adverb of degree and it can be used to fill
the blank of the given sentence and make it contextually
and grammatically correct.
8. (c) Here is the detailed information about the collective
nouns.
A choir of singers. A class of students.
A team of players. A troupe of dancers.
9 . (a) ‘will be a better’ will make the sentence grammatically
and contextually correct.
10. (b) “Irretrievable'' is the correctly spelt word among
the given options.
Irretrievable: not able to be retrieved or put right.
11. (c) “Profusely” will fill the blank to make the sentence
grammatically and contextually correct.
Profusely: to a great degree; in large amounts.
Predominantly: mainly; for the most part.
Proactively: by taking action to control a situation rather
than just responding to it after it has happened.
Purportedly: as appears or is stated to be true, though not
necessarily so; allegedly.
12. (a) “hole up” means to stay in a particular place as a
refuge from something.
 to take shelter somewhere.
 to hide somewhere.
13. (d) Compound words: Combining two or more words in
order to make a new word having a new meaning. They
function as different parts of speech, dictating what form
the compound word acquired.
Raincheck:
1. A ticket given for later use when a sporting fixture or
other outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain.
2. A coupon issued to a customer by a shop,
guaranteeing that a sale item which is out of stock may be
purchased by that customer at a later date at the same
reduced price.
14. (b) Largesse: liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an
inferior.
15. (c) The correctly spelt word is
Conscientious: wishing to do one’s work or duty well and
thoroughly.
16. (c) Discount D
1
= 10%
Discount D
2
= 5%
equivalent discount = D
1
+ D
2
–
12
.
100
DD
= 10 + 5 –
105
100
´
= 15 – 0.5 = 14.5%
17. (b) Let the cost price of the article = `100
Selling price = 100 + 100 ×
12
100
= `112
When cost price = 100 – 100 ×
10
100
= `90
and selling price = 112 – 112 ×
4
100
= `107.52.
Profit % =
107.52 – 90
100 19.47%
90
æö
´=
ç÷
èø
Increase in profit percent
19.47 12
100 62.25%
12
 æö
= ´=
ç÷
èø
18. (d) Principal (P) = `15000.
Time (T) = 5 years.
Amount (A) = 2 × 15000 = 2P .
So, 2P = P
5
1
100
r æö
+
ç÷
èø
5
12
100
r æö
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ç÷
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