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1. Three bells rings at the intervals of 36 seconds, 40 seconds and 48 seconds respectively. They start ringing together at a particular time. When they will start ringing together again?
(1)After 6 minutes
(2) After 12 minutes
(3)After 18 minutes
(4) After 24 minutes
2. The sum of one-half, one-third and one-fourth of a number exceeds the number by 12. The number is
3. A farmer divides his herd of x cows among his 4 sons so that one son gets one half of the herd, the second gets one-fourth, the third gets one-fifth and the fourth gets 7 cows. Then x is equal to
4. If the list price of a book is reduced by Rs. 5, then a person can buy 5 more books for Rs. 300. The original cost of the book is
(1) Rs. 15
(2) Rs. 20
(3) Rs. 25
(4) Rs. 30
5. A man has only 20-paise and 25-paise coins in a bag. If he has 50 coins in all totaling to Rs.11.25, then the number of 20-paise coins is
(2) 27 1
6. Jayant gets 3 marks for each right sum and loses 2 marks for each wrong sum. He attempts 30 sums and obtains 40 marks. The number of sums attempted correctly is
Complete the following number series:
7. 1, 1, 3, 9, 5, 25, 7, 49 _, 81
8. 5, 11, 23, 41, 64, _
Directions (9-11): Study the information given below to answer these questions.
Mark your answer as:
(i) If both A and R are correct but R does not explain A.
(ii) If both A and R are correct and R explains A.
(iii) If A is correct but R is wrong.
(iv) If A wrong but R is correct.
9. Assertion (A): A saltwater fish drinks sea water where a fresh water fish never drinks water.
Reason (R): A saltwater fish is hyper tonic to its environment while a freshwater fish is hypotonic to its environment.
10. Assertion (A): The territory of India is larger than the territories of the States taken together.
Reason (R): India is a Union of States.
11. Assertion (A): Alcohol rather than mercury is used in a thermometer to measure a temperature of 60o C.
Reason (R): Alcohol has a lower freezing point then mercury.
Directions (12-13): On the basis of given statements answer the following questions: All good athletes want win and all athletes who want to win, eat a well-balanced diet. Therefore, all athletes who do not eat a well-balanced diet are bad athletes.
12. If assumptions of the argument above are true, then which of the following statements must be true?
1) No athlete who does not eat a well-balanced diet is a good athlete.
2) No bad athlete wants to win.
3) Every athlete who eats a well-balanced diet is a good athlete.
4) All athletes who want to win are good athletes.
13. Which of the following if true, would refute the assumptions of argument above?
1) Bob, the accountant, eats a well-balanced diet, but he is not a good athlete.
2) Ann wants to win, but she is not a good athlete.
3) All the players on the Burros baseball team eat a well-balanced diet.
4) Cindy, the basketball star, does not eat a well-balanced diet, but she is a good athlete.
Directions (Q.14-18): In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the parts, arrange them properly and find out which of the five combinations given below is appropriate, and mark it as your answer.
1. The latest move
P. women is being opposed
Q. to reserve one-third of
R. tooth and nail by
S. the electoral seats for
6. some political parties.
1. One of the most pernicious
P. ancient scriptures is that
Q. of the system of caste hierarchy,
R. and reactionary feudal survivals
S. sanctified by some
6. exploitation and oppression.
1. Experience as well as
P. tells us that any attempt
Q. at a forced equalisation of income
R. modern economic theory
S. and wealth destroys the incentives
6. that encourage efficiency.
1. The chances of electoral success
P. for liberals would certainly improve
Q. under the banner of
R. a liberal party with its
S. if they could fight
6. own electoral symbol.
1. The author has pointed an
P. of the community who
Q. accusing finger at the Muslim intelligentsia
R. maintain a stoic silence over the
S. and the dominant members
6. bizarre happenings in Kashmir .
Efforts are on to generate favourable public opinion for allowing our government to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). It appears the government has been trying to sell to opposition parties and the public the following point:
Our nuclear scientists are sure that with the Pokhran II tests, conducted in May 1998, they have enough data, expertise and skills to conduct sub-critical test and maintain our deterrence for the next 25 years or so, and therefore, we can go ahead sign the CTBT. India does not need any further nuclear test for weaponisation and for acquiring a minimum deterrent. If we sign the CTBT now, there will be every possibility of the American Government supporting India to get a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council. There will be favourable world opinion and it will result in many advantages to India .
19. What do you make out of the expression that the Pokhran II tests are enough to maintain our deterrence for the next 25 years or so?
1)It will make our enemy cautions enough to attack us in the coming years.
2)We can confront our enemies with its help in the near future.
3)We will have a greater say in the international context by going nuclear.
4)It is enough to maintain our superiority in the region for the next two and a half decades or so.
5)None of these
20.Our government feels that if we sign the CTBT now, then America will certainly 1stand in the way of India to get a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
1)back India in getting a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council.
2)have no power to obstruct India s chance in getting a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
3)feel pressurized to not allow India acquire a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
4)None of these
21.The passage mainly presents the answer to which of the following questions?
1)What are the benefits of signing the CTBT?
2)What are the advantages of our Pokhran II tests?
3)Why should we oblige the US ?
4)Where do we stand in the world today?
5)None of these
22.Give the synonym of the word expertise as given in bold in the passage.
23.Give the antonym of the word favourble as given in bold in the passage.
Directions (24-25): In each of the number series given in these questions, the two terms have been put within brackets. Mark your answer as :
(1) If the first bracketed term is right and second is wrong.
(2) If both the bracketed terms are right.
(3) If the first bracketed term is wrong and the second is right.
(4) If both the bracketed terms are wrong.
24. 4, 6, 10, (12), 16, (14), 22
25. 3, 10, 29, (66), (127), 218
ANSWERS : 1.(2) 2.(1) 3.(2) 4.(2) 5.(4) 6.(2) 7.(2) 8.(2) 9. (1) 10. (2) 11. (2) 12. (1) 13. (4) 14. (2) 15. (5)
16. (1) 17. (3) 18. (1) 19. (1) 20. (2) 21. (1) 22. (4) 23. (5) 24. (1) 25. (2)