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Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA) 
(COMMON TO ALL PAPERS) 
Verbal  Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, 
instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. 
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data 
interpretation. 
Sample Questions 
Verbal  Ability 
Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: 
To those of us who had always thought him timid, his --------- came as a surprise. 
(A)     intrepidity   (B)     inevitability   (C)     inability   (D)     inertness 
Ans. (A) 
Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: 
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________ 
(A)       discipline   (B)       anarchy   (C)       treason   (D)       etiquette 
Ans. (B) 
Q.3. Read the following paragraph : 
“The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40
o
F to 
500
o
F. For measuring temperature below –40
o
F, thermometers filled with alcohol are used. 
These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer 
is used for temperature above 500
o
F, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, 
usually nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury 
rises, the gas pressures is increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for 
temperatures as high as 1000
o
F.” 
With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used 
for measuring temperature of about 500
o
F? 
(A)  Pyrometer     (B)  Inert gas       (C) Iron and brass        (D) Gas 
Ans. (B) 
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Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA) 
(COMMON TO ALL PAPERS) 
Verbal  Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, 
instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. 
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data 
interpretation. 
Sample Questions 
Verbal  Ability 
Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: 
To those of us who had always thought him timid, his --------- came as a surprise. 
(A)     intrepidity   (B)     inevitability   (C)     inability   (D)     inertness 
Ans. (A) 
Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: 
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________ 
(A)       discipline   (B)       anarchy   (C)       treason   (D)       etiquette 
Ans. (B) 
Q.3. Read the following paragraph : 
“The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40
o
F to 
500
o
F. For measuring temperature below –40
o
F, thermometers filled with alcohol are used. 
These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer 
is used for temperature above 500
o
F, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, 
usually nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury 
rises, the gas pressures is increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for 
temperatures as high as 1000
o
F.” 
With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used 
for measuring temperature of about 500
o
F? 
(A)  Pyrometer     (B)  Inert gas       (C) Iron and brass        (D) Gas 
Ans. (B) 
Q.4. The cost of manufacturing tractors in Korea is twenty percent less than the cost of 
manufacturing tractors in Germany. Even after transportation fees and import taxes are added, it 
is still cheaper to import tractors from Korea to Germany than to produce tractors in Germany. 
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information? 
(A)  Labour costs in Korea are twenty  percent below those in Germany. 
(B)  Importing tractors into Germany will eliminate twenty  percent of the manufacturing jobs in 
Germany. 
(C)  The costs of transporting a tractor from Korea to Germany is more than twenty  percent 
ofthe cost of manufacturing the tractor in Korea. 
(D)  The import taxes on a tractor  imported from Korea to Germanyis less than twenty 
 percentof the cost of manufacturing the tractor in Germany. 
Ans. (D) 
Numerical Ability 
 Q.5. In a survey, 3/16  of  the people surveyed told  that they preferred to use publictransport 
while commuting  daily to office. 5/8 of the people surveyed told that theypreferred to use their 
own vehicles. The remaining 75 respondents said thatthey had no clear preference. How many 
people  preferred to use publictransport? 
(A)  75   (B)  100  (C) 125  (D) 133 
Ans. (A) 
 
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