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SAMPLE TEST PAPER


CLASS : XI
Write your Name and STaRT-2013 Student Registration No. in the space provided below. Name Reg. No. 2 0 1 3

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INSTRUCTIONS
A. General : 1. This Question Paper contains 50 questions. Please check before starting to attempt. The question paper consists of 3 parts (Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness & English). 2. 3. Space is provided within question paper for rough work hence no additional sheets will be provided. Blank paper, clipboard, log tables, slide rules, calculators, cellular phones, pagers and electronic gadgets in any form are not allowed inside the examinaiton hall. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The answer sheet, a machine-gradable Objective Response Sheet (ORS), is provided separately. Do not Tamper / mutilate the ORS or this booklet. Do not break the seals of the question-paper booklet before instructed to do so by the invigilators.

SUBMIT the ORS to the invigilator after completing the test & take away the test paper with you.
Any student found/reported using unfair means to improve his/her performance in the test, shall be disqualified from STaRT-2013.

B. How to fill Objective Response Sheet (ORS) for filling details marking answers: 9. Use only HB Pencil/Blue or Black ball point pen for filling the ORS. Do not use Gel/Ink/Felt pen as it might smudge the ORS. 10. Write your STaRT-2013 Student Registration No. in the boxes given at the top left corner of your ORS with blue/black ball point pen. Also, darken the corresponding bubbles with HB Pencil/Blue or Black ball point pen only. 11. If any student does not fill his/her STaRT-2013 Student Registration No. correctly and properly, then his/her ORS will not be checked/evaluated. 12. Since it is not possible to erase and correct pen filled bubble, you are advised to be extremely careful while darken the bubble corresponding to your answer. 13. Neither try to erase / rub / scratch the option nor make the Cross (X) mark on the option once filled. Do not scribble, smudge, cut, tear, or wrinkle the ORS. Do not put any stray marks or whitener anywhere on the ORS. 14. If there is any discrepancy between the written data and the bubbled data in your ORS, the bubbled data will be taken as final. C. Question paper format and Marking scheme : 15. For each right answer you will be awarded 4 marks if you darken the bubble corresponding to the correct answer and zero marks if no bubble is darkened. In case of bubbling of incorrect answer, minus one (1) mark will be awarded.

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STaRT - 2013

SAMPLE TEST PAPER


PART - I GENERAL APTIDTUDE
Straight Objective Type

CLASS : XI

This section contains 50 questions. Each question has 4 choices (A), (B), (C) and (D) for its answer, out of which ONLY ONE is correct.

1.

If Y =

2 + 1, then the value of Y +

1 is : Y
(C)

(A) 2.

3 2 3 3 3 1 3 1 3
1

(B)

3 2

2 2

4
(D)

Solve :

(A) 3 3.

(B)

43 11

(C)

63 19

(D)

42 11

If (12 + 22 + 32 + .....+ 102) = 385, then the value of (22 + 42 + 62 +...... + 202). (A) 770 (B) 1155 (C) 1540 (D) (385 385) If x51 + 51 is divided by (x + 1) the remainder is : (A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 49
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4.

(D) 50

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5.

If x =

1 2

, then the value of x +


1

1 1 1 1 x

is :

(A)

5 4

(B)
x 3 y 3

4 5

(C)

3 4

(D) None of these

6.

x 3 y 1 ( xy ) 2 y 3 x 1

(A) x + y 7.

(B) y x

(C)

1 1 x y

(D)

1 1 + x y

The sum of two numbers is 8. If their sum is four times their difference, find the numbers. (A) 6, 2 (B) 7, 1 (C) 5, 3 (D) 6, 3 If x% of a is the same as y% of b, then z% of b is : x z xy (A) % of a (B) zy % of a (C) xy % of a z

8.

xz (D) y % of a

9.

The price of sugar is increased by 20%. As a result, a family decreases its consumption by 25%. The expenditure of the family on sugar will be decreased by : (A) 10% (B) 5% (C) 14% (D) 15% 1100 boys and 700 girls are examined in a test; 42% of the boys and 30% of the girls pass. The percentage of the total who failed is : (A) 58% (B) 62 %
2 3

10.

(C) 64%

(D) 78%

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11.

80 L of mixture of milk and water is in the ratio 5 : 3. If 16 L of this mixture is replaced by 16 L of milk, ratio of milk and water becomes : (A) 2 : 1 (B) 6 : 3 (C) 7 : 3 (D) 8 : 3 Avinash covered 150 km distance in 10 hours. The first part of his journey he covered by car, then he hired a rickshaw. The speed of car and rickshaw is 20 km/hr and 12 km/hr respectively. The ratio of distances covered by car and the rickshaw respectively are : (A) 2 : 3 (B) 4 : 5 (C) 1 : 1 (D) None of these If the cost price of 12 books is the same as the selling price of 16 books, the gain or loss per cent is : (A) 15% gain (B) 25% loss (C) 20% loss (D) 30% gain Two horses were sold for Rs.12,000 each, one at a loss of 20% and the other at a gain of 20%. The entire transaction resulted in : (A) no loss, no gain (B) loss of Rs. 1,000 (C) gain of Rs.1,000 (D) gain of Rs. 2,000 If x, y and z are three sums of money such that y is the simple interest on x; z is the simple interest on y for the same time and at the same rate of interest, than we have : (A) x2 = yz (B) y2 = xz (C) z2 = xy (D) xyz = 1 A tree grows annually by one-eighth of its height. By how much will it grow after 2 years, if it stands today 64 cm high? (A) 72 cm (B) 74 cm (C) 75 cm (D) 81 cm A can do a piece of work in 9 days and B in 18 days. They began the work together but 3 days before the completion of work, A leaves. The time taken to complete the work is : (A) 7 days (B) 5 days (C) 8 days (D) 11 days

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13.

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15.

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17.

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18.

If 40 persons consume 240 kg. of rice in 15 days, in how many days will 30 persons consume 48 kg of rice. (A) 2 days (B) 3 days (C) 4 days (D) 5 days A man sees a train passing over a bridge 1 km long. The length of the train is half that of the bridge. If the train clears the bridge in 2 min, the speed of the train is (A) 30 km/hr (B) 45 km/hr (C) 50 km/hr (D) 60 km/hr Two trains start from P and Q respectively and travel towards each other at a speed of 50 km/hr and 40 km/hr respectively. By the time they meet, the first train has travelled 100 km more than the second. The distance between P and Q is : (A) 500 km (B) 630 km (C) 660 km (D) 900 km

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20.

PART - II GENERAL AWARENESS


21. In India, the Salal Hydroelectric Project is situated in (A) Uttar Pradesh. (B) Himachal Pradesh (C) Jammu & Kashmir Match the following : 1. Foundation of All India Muslim League (A) 1915 2. Gandhis arrival in India from South Africa (B) 1916 3. Lucknow Pact between INC and Muslim League (C) 1914 4. First world war (D) 1906 Answer Code : (A) 1-A, 2-D, 3-C, 4-B (B) 1-A, 2-C, 3-D, 4-B (C) 1-D, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C (D) Punjab

22.

(D) 1-D, 2-B, 3-A, 4-C

23.

In which session congress resolved to fight for Purna Swaraj (Complete Independence) under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru ? (A) Calcutta session (B) Lucknow session (C) Lahore session (D) Nagpur session
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24.

Of the following who was called the 'father of Indian Unrest' ? (A) A.G. Home (B) Lokmanya Tilak (C) Dadabhai Naoroji 15th August is the Independence Day of India and(a) South Korea (B) Indonesia (C) China The name Kunjarani Devi is associated with ... ? (A) Weight Lifting (B) Target shooting (C) Athletics Who is the first Indian woman to win an Asian Games gold in 400m run? (A) M. L. Valsamma (B) P. T. Usha (C) Kamaljit Sandhu

(D) Mahatma Gandhi

25.

(D) Pakistan

26.

(D) Swimming

27.

(D) K. Malleshwari

28.

The highest civilian award of India 'Bharat Ratna' has been awarded to only two foreigners so far. One of them is Nelson Mandela. The other is (A) Marshal Tito (B) Mikhail Gorbachev (C) Abdul Ghaffar Khan (D) Abdul Waji Khan The first summit of SAARC was held at_ (A) Kathmandu (B) Colombo

29.

(C) New Delhi

(D) Dhaka

30.

'The Naked Face', a very popular book is written by (A) John Milton (B) Dominique Lapierre (C) Juan Benet

(D) Sidney Sheldon

31.

"All the world's stage, and all the men and women merely players'; They have their exits and their entrances' and one man in his time plays many parts; His acts being seven ages.' This famous quotation is attributed to (A) M.K. Gandhi (B) Charles Dickens (C) Abraham Lincoln (D) William Shakespeare

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32.

Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of (A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (B) Indira Gandhi (C) Acharya Vinoba Bhave (D) Rajiv Gandhi The United Nations declared 2005-2014 as the International Decade for (A) United Nations decade on Education for Sustainable Develpment (B) Internaional Decade for girls develpment (C) Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (D) International Decade for Natural Desaster Reduction Assertion (A): The Government of India Act of 1858 transferred the governance ofIndia from the East India Company to the Crown. Reason (R) : The East India Company was unwilling to administer India any more. Codes: (A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. (B) Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A (C) A is true but R is false (D Ais false but R is true Under which Article of the Indian Constitution can the President be impeached? (A) Article 61 (B) Article 75 (C) Article 76 (D) Article 356 Part IV of Constitution of India deals with: (A) Fundamental Rights (C) Directive Principles of State Policy

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34.

35.

36.

(B) Citizenship (D) Union executive

37.

Which of the following national highways is No. 2 ? (A) Calcutta VaranasiDelhi (B) DelhiAhmedabadBombay (C) VaranasiNagpurSalem (D) PathankotMandi
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38.

The Vijay Satambha (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by(A) Rana Pratap (B) Rana Kumbha (C) Rana Sanga Consider the following statements: 1. Robert Clive was the first Governor General of Bengal. 2. William Bentick was the first Governor General of India. Which of the statement (s) given above is/ are correct? (A) 1 only (B) 2 only (C) Both 1 and 2 Who was called 'Grand Old man of India' (A) Dadabhai NBaoroji (C) Surendranath Bannerjee (B) Jamshedji Tata (D) C. Rajagopalachari

(D) Bappa Raval

39.

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

40.

PART - III ENGLISH


41. Direction (41) : Rearrange the following sentences to form a meaningful paragraph P. supported by soft term loans Q. to supply imported equipment worth Rs 8 crore R. the Hungarian Government has offered S. with a very low rate of interest (A) SRQP (B) PSRQ (C) RQPS (D) QPSR Direction (42 - 43): Against each key word are given some suggested meanings, Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the key word. 42. 43. HOMAGE (A) Excessive humility FIASCO (A) Festival (B) Reverence (B) Failure (C) Poverty (C) Ridiculous plan
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(D) Flattery (D) Sympathy

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Direction (44 - 46) : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: In many of our schools, children who complete Primary school are not fully functional in the language that serves as the medium of their education. One would expect that a class VI student, almost twelve years old with five years of schooling behind him, would be able to read understand and write the language. Unfortunately, surveys conducted among rural school children in the state reveal that this is not the case. A majority of the school population was found to be at the frustration level in understanding the texts. The surveys also reveal the enormous dissimilarity of the linguistic and cultural background of the children, contrary to the belief that they all come from Hindi-speaking backgrounds. 44. The phrase not fully functional means that the children (A) are not able to do any work on their own (B) cannot read the textbook properly (C) cannot write letters to their friends (D) do not have any general knowledge The surveys conducted in the state reveal that (A) there are very few primary schools in the rural areas (B) there is no single medium of instruction for them (C) all languages are taught in a haphazard manner (D) the students cannot understand the textbooks Before the surveys we had the belief that (A) all the children were good students children spoke Hindi at home (B) the schools taught Hindi very efficiently (C) all the (D) Hindi was a compulsory subject

45.

46.

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Direction (47) : Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases from the given options. 47. Jacks school is within a stones throw of the railway station. (A) extremely far (B) with a certain radius (C) at a short distance (D) within definite circumference Direction (48): Read the sentence to find the grammatical error in it. The error will be only in one part of the sentence 48. That man (A) / appears to have seen / more happier day (B) (C) / than his brother. (D)

Direction (49 - 50) : Choose one alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word. 49. DEAR (A) Free RUTHLESS (A) militant

(B) Priceless

(C) Cheap

(D) Costly

50.

(B) might

(C) majestic

(D) merciful

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Sample Test Paper

ANSWER KEY
1. 8. 15. (D) (D) (B) 2. 9. 16. (B) (A) (D) 3. 10. 17. (C) (B) (C) 4. 11. 18. PARTI (D) (C) (C) PARTII 21. 28. 35. (C) (C) (A) 22. 29. 36. (C) (D) (C) 23. 30. 37. (C) (D) (A) 24. 31. 38. (B) (D) (B) 25. 32. 39. (A) (D) (B) 26. 33. 40. (A) (A) (A) 27. 34. (C) (C) 5. 12. 19. (A) (C) (B) 6. 13. 20. (B) (B) (D) 7. 14. (C) (B)

PARTIII 41. 48. (C) (C) 42. 49. (B) (C) 43. 50. (B) (D) 44. (B) 45. (D) 46. (C) 47. (C)

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