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APTITUDE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

SOLVING 150 QUESTIONS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS (20 hours) :


5 QUESTIONS ON EACH TOPIC

1. Problems on Trains
2. Time and Distance
3. Height and Distance
4. Time and Work
5. Simple and Compound Interest
6. Profit and Loss
7. Partnership
8. Percentage
9. Problems on Ages
10.
Calendar
11.
Clock
12.
Average
13.
Area
14.
Dice problems
15.
Problems on H.C.F and L.C.M
16.
Decimal Fraction
17.
Square Root and Cube Root
18.
Ratio and Proportion
19.
Boats and Streams
20.
Venn diagram
21.
Number series
22.
Letter series
23.
Picture series
24.
Statement and Conclusion
25.
Coding and decoding
26.
Direction sense
27.
Blood relation test
28.
Spotting Errors
29.
Ordering of Sentences
30.
Ordering of Words
5 QUESTIONS OFFLINE FOR EACH TOPIC AND 10 QUESTIONS
ONLINE WITH SOLUTION

Problems on Trains
1.
A train running at the speed of 60 km/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the
length of the train?

A.

120 metres

B.

180 metres

C.

324 metres

D.

150 metres

2.
A train 125 m long passes a man, running at 5 km/hr in the same direction in which
the train is going, in 10 seconds. The speed of the train is:

A.

45 km/hr

B.

50 km/hr

C.

54 km/hr

D.

55 km/hr

3.
The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr
can cross in 30 seconds, is:

A.

200 m

B.

225 m

C.

245 m

D.

250 m

4.
Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 27
seconds and 17 seconds respectively and they cross each other in 23 seconds. The
ratio of their speeds is:

A.

1:3

B.

3:2

C.

3:4

D.

None of these

5.
A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform
in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the
platform?

A.

120 m

B.

240 m

C.

300 m

D.

None of these

Time and Distance


1.
A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes. What is his speed in km per
hour?

A.

3.6

B.

7.2

C.

8.4

D.

10

2.
An aeroplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 kmph in 5 hours. To cover
the same distance in 1

hours, it must travel at a speed of:

A.

300 kmph

B.

360 kmph

C.

600 kmph

D.

720 kmph

3.
If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead of 10 km/hr, he would have walked 20 km
more. The actual distance travelled by him is:

A.

50 km

B.

56 km

C.

70 km

D.

80 km

4.
A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time
and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way, however, the
train lost about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:

A.

100 kmph

B.

110 kmph

C.

120 kmph

D.

130 kmph

5.
Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45
kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?

A.

B.

10

C.

12

D.

20

Height and Distance


1.
Two ships are sailing in the sea on the two sides of a lighthouse. The angle of
elevation of the top of the lighthouse is observed from the ships are 30 and 45
respectively. If the lighthouse is 100 m high, the distance between the two ships is:

A.

173 m

B.

200 m

C.

273 m

D.

300 m

2.
A man standing at a point P is watching the top of a tower, which makes an angle of
elevation of 30 with the man's eye. The man walks some distance towards the
tower to watch its top and the angle of the elevation becomes 60. What is the
distance between the base of the tower and the point P?

A.

43 units

B.

8 units

C.

12 units

D.

Data inadequate

E.

None of these

3.
The angle of elevation of a ladder leaning against a wall is 60 and the foot of the
ladder is 4.6 m away from the wall. The length of the ladder is:

A.

2.3 m

B.

4.6 m

C.

7.8 m

D.

9.2 m

4.
An observer 1.6 m tall is 203 away from a tower. The angle of elevation from his eye
to the top of the tower is 30. The heights of the tower is:

A.

21.6 m

B.

23.2 m

C.

24.72 m

D.

None of these

5.
From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top tower is 30. If

the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is:

A.
C.

149 m

B.

156 m

173 m

D.

200 m

Time and Work


1.
A can do a work in 15 days and B in 20 days. If they work on it together for 4 days,
then the fraction of the work that is left is :
1

A.

4
7

C.

B.

10
8

D.

15

15

2.
A can lay railway track between two given stations in 16 days and B can do the same
job in 12 days. With help of C, they did the job in 4 days only. Then, C alone can do
the job in:

A.

C.

1
5
3
5

days

B.

days

D.

10

days

3.
A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20, 30 and 60 days respectively. In how many
days can A do the work if he is assisted by B and C on every third day?

A.

12 days

B.

15 days

C.

16 days

D.

18 days

4.
A is thrice as good as workman as B and therefore is able to finish a job in 60 days
less than B. Working together, they can do it in:

A.

20 days

B.

C.

25 days

D.

22

1
2

days

30 days

5.
A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook
to do it for Rs. 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How

much is to be paid to C?

A.

Rs. 375

B.

Rs. 400

C.

Rs. 600

D.

Rs. 800

Simple and Compound Interest


1.
A sum of money at simple interest amounts to Rs. 815 in 3 years and to Rs. 854 in 4
years. The sum is:

A.

Rs. 650

B.

Rs. 690

C.

Rs. 698

D.

Rs. 700

2.
Mr. Thomas invested an amount of Rs. 13,900 divided in two different schemes A
and B at the simple interest rate of 14% p.a. and 11% p.a. respectively. If the total
amount of simple interest earned in 2 years be Rs. 3508, what was the amount
invested in Scheme B?

A.

Rs. 6400

B.

Rs. 6500

C.

Rs. 7200

D.

Rs. 7500

E.

None of these

3.
A bank offers 5% compound interest calculated on half-yearly basis. A customer
deposits Rs. 1600 each on 1st January and 1st July of a year. At the end of the year,
the amount he would have gained by way of interest is:

A.

Rs. 120

B.

Rs. 121

C.

Rs. 122

D.

Rs. 123

4.
The difference between simple and compound interests compounded annually on a
certain sum of money for 2 years at 4% per annum is Re. 1. The sum (in Rs.) is:

A.

625

B.

630

C.

640

D.

650

5.
There is 60% increase in an amount in 6 years at simple interest. What will be the
compound interest of Rs. 12,000 after 3 years at the same rate?

A.

Rs. 2160

B.

Rs. 3120

C.

Rs. 3972

D.

Rs. 6240

E.

None of these

Profit and Loss


1.
Alfred buys an old scooter for Rs. 4700 and spends Rs. 800 on its repairs. If he sells
the scooter for Rs. 5800, his gain percent is:

C.

A.

10%

B.

D.

12%

5
11

2.
The cost price of 20 articles is the same as the selling price of x articles. If the profit
is 25%, then the value of x is:

A.

15

B.

16

C.

18

D.

25

3.
If selling price is doubled, the profit triples. Find the profit percent.

A.

C.

66

105

2
3
1
3

B.

100

D.

120

4.
In a certain store, the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increases by 25% but
the selling price remains constant, approximately what percentage of the selling
price is the profit?

A.

30%

B.

70%

C.

100%

D.

250%

5.
A vendor bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee must he sell to gain
20%?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Partnership
1.
A and B invest in a business in the ratio 3 : 2. If 5% of the total profit goes to
charity and A's share is Rs. 855, the total profit is:

A.

Rs. 1425

B.

Rs. 1500

C.

Rs. 1537.50

D.

Rs. 1576

2.
A, B and C jointly thought of engaging themselves in a business venture. It was
agreed that A would invest Rs. 6500 for 6 months, B, Rs. 8400 for 5 months and C,
Rs. 10,000 for 3 months. A wants to be the working member for which, he was to
receive 5% of the profits. The profit earned was Rs. 7400. Calculate the share of B in
the profit.

A.

Rs. 1900

B.

Rs. 2660

C.

Rs. 2800

D.

Rs. 2840

3.
A, B and C enter into a partnership in the ratio : : . After 4 months, A
increases his share 50%. If the total profit at the end of one year be Rs. 21,600,
then B's share in the profit is:

A.

Rs. 2100

B.

Rs. 2400

C.

Rs. 3600

D.

Rs. 4000

4.
A, B, C subscribe Rs. 50,000 for a business. A subscribes Rs. 4000 more than B and
B Rs. 5000 more than C. Out of a total profit of Rs. 35,000, A receives:

A.

Rs. 8400

B.

Rs. 11,900

C.

Rs. 13,600

D.

Rs. 14,700

5.
Three partners shared the profit in a business in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. They had
partnered for 14 months, 8 months and 7 months respectively. What was the ratio of

their investments?

A.

5:7:8

B.

20 : 49 : 64

C.

38 : 28 : 21

D.

None of these

Percentage
1.
A batsman scored 110 runs which included 3 boundaries and 8 sixes. What percent
of his total score did he make by running between the wickets?

A.

45%
54

C.

45

B.
6
11

D.

5
11

55%

2.
Two students appeared at an examination. One of them secured 9 marks more than
the other and his marks was 56% of the sum of their marks. The marks obtained by
them are:

A.

39, 30

B.

41, 32

C.

42, 33

D.

43, 34

3.
A fruit seller had some apples. He sells 40% apples and still has 420 apples.
Originally, he had:

A.

588 apples

B.

600 apples

C.

672 apples

D.

700 apples

4.
What percentage of numbers from 1 to 70 have 1 or 9 in the unit's digit?

A.

B.

14

C.

20

D.

21

5.
If A = x% of y and B = y% of x, then which of the following is true?

A.

A is smaller than B.

B.

A is greater than B

C.

Relationship between A and B


cannot be determined.

E.

None of these

D.

If x is smaller than y, then A is


greater than B.

Problems on Ages
1.
Father is aged three times more than his son Ronit. After 8 years, he would be two
and a half times of Ronit's age. After further 8 years, how many times would he be
of Ronit's age?

A.

2 times
2

C.

B.
3
4

times

D.

1
2

times

3 times

2.
The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What
is the age of the youngest child?

A.

4 years

B.

8 years

C.

10 years

D.

None of these

3.
A father said to his son, "I was as old as you are at the present at the time of your
birth". If the father's age is 38 years now, the son's age five years back was:

A.

14 years

B.

19 years

C.

33 years

D.

38 years

4.
A is two years older than B who is twice as old as C. If the total of the ages of A, B
and C be 27, the how old is B?

A.

B.

C.

D.

10

E.

11

5.
Present ages of Sameer and Anand are in the ratio of 5 : 4 respectively. Three years
hence, the ratio of their ages will become 11 : 9 respectively. What is Anand's

present age in years?

A.

24

B.

27

C.

40

D.

Cannot be determined

E.

None of these

Calendar
1.
It was Sunday on Jan 1, 2006. What was the day of the week Jan 1, 2010?

A.

Sunday

B.

Saturday

C.

Friday

D.

Wednesday

2.
What was the day of the week on 28th May, 2006?

A.

Thursday

B.

Friday

C.

Saturday

D.

Sunday

3.
What was the day of the week on 17th June, 1998?

A.

Monday

B.

Tuesday

C.

Wednesday

D.

Thursday

4.
What will be the day of the week 15th August, 2010?

A.

Sunday

B.

Monday

C.

Tuesday

D.

Friday

5.
Today is Monday. After 61 days, it will be:

A.

Wednesday

B.

Saturday

C.

Tuesday

D.

Thursday

Clock
1.
An accurate clock shows 8 o'clock in the morning. Through how may degrees will the
hour hand rotate when the clock shows 2 o'clock in the afternoon?

A.

144

B.

150

C.

168

D.

180

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2.
The reflex angle between the hands of a clock at 10.25 is:

A.

180

B.

192

C.

195

D.

197

2
1

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3.
A clock is started at noon. By 10 minutes past 5, the hour hand has turned through:

A.

145

B.

150

C.

155

D.

160

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4.
A watch which gains 5 seconds in 3 minutes was set right at 7 a.m. In the afternoon
of the same day, when the watch indicated quarter past 4 o'clock, the true time is:

A.

59

C.

58

7
12
7
11

min. past 3

B.

min. past 3

D.

4 p.m.
2

3
11

min. past 4

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5.
How much does a watch lose per day, if its hands coincide every 64 minutes?

A.

32

C.

90 min.

8
11

min.

B.

36

D.

96 min.

5
11

min.

Average
1.
In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate
in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?

A.

6.25

B.

6.5

C.

6.75

D.

2.
A family consists of two grandparents, two parents and three grandchildren. The average age
of the grandparents is 67 years, that of the parents is 35 years and that of the grandchildren is
6 years. What is the average age of the family?

A.

28

C.

32

4
7
1
7

years

B.

years

D.

31

5
7

years

None of these

3.
A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive
months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of
Rs. 6500?

A.

Rs. 4991

B.

Rs. 5991

C.

Rs. 6001

D.

Rs. 6991

4.
The average of 20 numbers is zero. Of them, at the most, how many may be greater than
zero?

A.

B.

C.

10

D.

19

5.
The average weight of 8 person's increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of
one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?

A.

76 kg

B.

76.5 kg

C.

85 kg

D.

Data inadequate

E.

None of these

Area
1.
The ratio between the length and the breadth of a rectangular park is 3 : 2. If a man cycling
along the boundary of the park at the speed of 12 km/hr completes one round in 8 minutes,
then the area of the park (in sq. m) is:

A.

15360

B.

153600

C.

30720

D.

307200

2.
An error 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. The percentage of error
in the calculated area of the square is:

A.

2%

B.

2.02%

C.

4%

D.

4.04%

3.
The ratio between the perimeter and the breadth of a rectangle is 5 : 1. If the area of the
rectangle is 216 sq. cm, what is the length of the rectangle?

A.

16 cm

B.

18 cm

C.

24 cm

D.

Data inadequate

E.

None of these

4.
The percentage increase in the area of a rectangle, if each of its sides is increased by 20% is:

A.

40%

B.

42%

C.

44%

D.

46%

5.
A rectangular park 60 m long and 40 m wide has two concrete crossroads running in the
middle of the park and rest of the park has been used as a lawn. If the area of the lawn is
2109 sq. m, then what is the width of the road?

A.

2.91 m

B.

3m

C.

5.82 m

D.

None of these

Dice problems
1.
Which symbol will be on the face opposite to the face with symbol * ?

A.

B.

C.

D.

2.
Two positions of dice are shown below. How many points will appear on the opposite to the
face containing 5 points?

A.

B.

C.

D.

3.
Which digit will appear on the face opposite to the face with number 4?

A.

B.

C.

D.

2/3

4.
Two positions of a dice are shown below. Which number will appear on the face opposite to the
face with the number 5?

A.

2/6

B.

C.

D.

5.
How many points will be on the face opposite to in face which contains 2 points?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Problems on H.C.F and L.C.M


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Find the greatest number that will divide 43, 91 and 183 so as to leave the same remainder in
each case.

A.

B.

C.

D.

13

The H.C.F. of two numbers is 23 and the other two factors of their L.C.M. are 13 and 14. The
larger of the two numbers is:

A.

276

B.

299

C.

322

D.

345

Six bells commence tolling together and toll at intervals of 2, 4, 6, 8 10 and 12 seconds
respectively. In 30 minutes, how many times do they toll together ?

A.

B.

10

C.

15

D.

16

Let N be the greatest number that will divide 1305, 4665 and 6905, leaving the same
remainder in each case. Then sum of the digits in N is:

A.

B.

C.

D.

The greatest number of four digits which is divisible by 15, 25, 40 and 75 is:

A.

9000

B.

9400

C.

9600

D.

9800

Decimal Fraction
1.

(2.39)2 - (1.61)2
Evaluate :
2.39 - 1.61

2.

A.

B.

C.

D.

What decimal of an hour is a second ?

A.

.0025

B.

.0256

C.

.00027

D.

.000126

3.

(0.96)3 - (0.1)3
The value of

is:
(0.96)2 + 0.096 + (0.1)2

A.

0.86

B.

0.95

C.

0.97

D.

1.06

4.

0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 + 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02


The value of

is:
0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 + 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04

5.

A.

0.0125

B.

0.125

C.

0.25

D.

0.5

If 2994 14.5 = 172, then 29.94 1.45 = ?

A.

0.172

B.

1.72

C.

17.2

D.

172

Square Root and Cube Root


1.

The cube root of .000216 is:

A.

.6

B.

.06

C.

77

D.

87

2.

x
What should come in place of both x in the equation
128

3.

4.

5.

A.

12

B.

14

C.

144

D.

196

The least perfect square, which is divisible by each of 21, 36 and 66 is:

A.

213444

B.

214344

C.

214434

D.

231444

1.5625 = ?

A.

1.05

B.

1.25

C.

1.45

D.

1.55

If 35 + 125 = 17.88, then what will be the value of 80 + 65 ?

A.

13.41

B.

20.46

C.

21.66

D.

22.35

162
=

.
x

Ratio and Proportion


1.
A and B together have Rs. 1210. If
amount does B have?

2.

3.

4.

5.

of A's amount is equal to

A.

Rs. 460

B.

Rs. 484

C.

Rs. 550

D.

Rs. 664

of B's amount, how much

Two numbers are respectively 20% and 50% more than a third number. The ratio of the two
numbers is:

A.

2:5

B.

3:5

C.

4:5

D.

6:7

A sum of money is to be distributed among A, B, C, D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3. If C


gets Rs. 1000 more than D, what is B's share?

A.

Rs. 500

B.

Rs. 1500

C.

Rs. 2000

D.

None of these

Seats for Mathematics, Physics and Biology in a school are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. There is a
proposal to increase these seats by 40%, 50% and 75% respectively. What will be the ratio of
increased seats?

A.

2:3:4

B.

6:7:8

C.

6:8:9

D.

None of these

In a mixture 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water 2 : 1. If this ratio is to be 1 : 2, then the
quanity of water to be further added is:

A.

20 litres

B.

30 litres

C.

40 litres

D.

60 litres

Boats and Streams


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

A boat can travel with a speed of 13 km/hr in still water. If the speed of the stream is 4 km/hr,
find the time taken by the boat to go 68 km downstream.

A.

2 hours

B.

3 hours

C.

4 hours

D.

5 hours

A man's speed with the current is 15 km/hr and the speed of the current is 2.5 km/hr. The
man's speed against the current is:

A.

8.5 km/hr

B.

9 km/hr

C.

10 km/hr

D.

12.5 km/hr

A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4
hours to cover the same distance running downstream. What is the ratio between the speed of
the boat and speed of the water current respectively?

A.

2:1

B.

3:2

C.

8:3

D.

Cannot be determined

E.

None of these

A motorboat, whose speed in 15 km/hr in still water goes 30 km downstream and comes back
in a total of 4 hours 30 minutes. The speed of the stream (in km/hr) is:

A.

B.

C.

D.

10

In one hour, a boat goes 11 km/hr along the stream and 5 km/hr against the stream. The
speed of the boat in still water (in km/hr) is:

A.

3 km/hr

B.

5 km/hr

C.

8 km/hr

D.

9 km/hr

Venn diagram
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Travelers, Train and Bus ?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Profit, Dividend and Bonus
?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Women, Mothers and
Engineers ?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Factory, Product and
Machinery ?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Author, Lawyer and Singer

A.

B.

C.

D.

Number series
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Look at this series: 2, 1, (1/2), (1/4), ... What number should come next?

A.

(1/3)

B.

(1/8)

C.

(2/8)

D.

(1/16)

Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?

A.

B.

10

C.

12

D.

13

Look at this series: 36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ... What number should come next?

A.

20

B.

22

C.

23

D.

26

Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number should come next?

A.

22

B.

24

C.

25

D.

26

Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?

A.

12

B.

14

C.

27

D.

53

Letter series
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

SCD, TEF, UGH, ____, WKL

A.

CMN

B.

UJI

C.

VIJ

D.

IJT

B2CD, _____, BCD4, B5CD, BC6D

A.

B2C2D

B.

BC3D

C.

B2C3D

D.

BCD7

FAG, GAF, HAI, IAH, ____

A.

JAK

B.

HAL

C.

HAK

D.

JAI

ELFA, GLHA, ILJA, _____, MLNA

A.

OLPA

B.

KLMA

C.

LLMA

D.

KLLA

CMM, EOO, GQQ, _____, KUU

A.

GRR

B.

GSS

C.

ISS

D.

ITT

Picture series
1.

2.

3.

Find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3) and (4) can be formed from the pieces given in
figure (X).

A.

B.

C.

D.

Find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3) and (4) can be formed from the pieces given in
figure (X).

A.

B.

C.

D.

Find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3) and (4) can be formed from the pieces given in
figure (X).

A.

B.

C.

D.

4.
Find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3) and (4) can be formed from the pieces given in
figure (X).

5.

A.

B.

C.

D.

Find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3) and (4) can be formed from the pieces given in
figure (X).

A.

B.

C.

D.

Statement and Conclusion


1.

Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of
these 160 runs were made by spinners.
Conclusions:

2.

I.

80% of the team consists of spinners.

II.

The opening batsmen were spinners.

A.

Only conclusion I follows

B.

Only conclusion II follows

C.

Either I or II follows

D.

Neither I nor II follows

E.

Both I and II follow

Statements: The old order changed yielding place to new.


Conclusions:
I.

3.

Change is the law of nature.

II.

Discard old ideas because they are old.

A.

Only conclusion I follows

B.

Only conclusion II follows

C.

Either I or II follows

D.

Neither I nor II follows

E.

Both I and II follow

Statements: Government has spoiled many top ranking financial institutions by appointing
bureaucrats as Directors of these institutions.
Conclusions:
I.

Government should appoint Directors of the financial institutes taking into

consideration the expertise of the person in the area of finance.

4.

II.

The Director of the financial institute should have expertise commensurate with the
financial work carried out by the institute.

A.

Only conclusion I follows

B.

Only conclusion II follows

C.

Either I or II follows

D.

Neither I nor II follows

E.

Both I and II follow

Statements: Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario
of many developing countries in days to come.
Conclusions:
I.

5.

The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future.

II.

It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its
people decent quality of life.

A.

Only conclusion I follows

B.

Only conclusion II follows

C.

Either I or II follows

D.

Neither I nor II follows

E.

Both I and II follow

Statements: Prime age school-going children in urban India have now become avid as well as
more regular viewers of television, even in households without a TV. As a result there has been
an alarming decline in the extent of readership of newspapers.
Conclusions:
I.
II.

Method of increasing the readership of newspapers should be devised.


A team of experts should be sent to other countries to study the impact of TV. on the

readership of newspapers.

A.

Only conclusion I follows

B.

Only conclusion II follows

C.

Either I or II follows

D.

Neither I nor II follows

E.

Both I and II follow

Coding and decoding


1. in a code, CORNER is written as GSVRIV. How can CENTRAL be written inthat code?. [C.B.l. 1994]

DFOUSBM

GJRYVEP

GIRXVEP

GNFJKER

2. In a certain code, SUBSTITUTION is written as ITSBUSNOITUT. How is DISTRIBUTION written in that


code?. [Bank PO1994]

ITTSIDNoITUB

IRTDISNOITUB

IRTSIDNOIBUT

None of these

3. in a certain code, TOGETHER is written as RQEGRJCT. In the same code, PAROLE will be written as. [Bank PO
1999]

NCPQJG

RCPQJK

NCQPJG

RCTQNG

4. If BOMBAY is written as MYMYMY, how will TAMIL NADU be written in thatcode ?. [Ast Grade 1994]

TIATIATIA

TATIATIAT

MNUMNUMNU

ALDALDALD (e) None of these

5. If in a certain language,COUNSEL is codedas BITIRAK, how is GUIDANCEwritten ii that code?. [Ast Grade1995]

EOHYZKBB

FPHZZKAB

FOHYZJBB

HOHYBJBA (e) None of these

Direction sense
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

One morning Udai and Vishal were talking to each other face to face at a crossing. If Vishal's
shadow was exactly to the left of Udai, which direction was Udai facing?

A.

East

B.

West

C.

North

D.

South

Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z. If P is in the South of Z, then in which direction
of Y, is P?

A.

North

B.

South

C.

South-East

D.

None of these

If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

A.

North-East

B.

North-West

C.

South-East

D.

South-West

A man walks 5 km toward south and then turns to the right. After walking 3 km he turns to
the left and walks 5 km. Now in which direction is he from the starting place?

A.

West

B.

South

C.

North-East

D.

South-West

Rahul put his timepiece on the table in such a way that at 6 P.M. hour hand points to North. In
which direction the minute hand will point at 9.15 P.M. ?

A.

South-East

B.

South

C.

North

D.

West

Blood relation test


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Pointing to a photograph of a boy Suresh said, "He is the son of the only son of my mother."
How is Suresh related to that boy?

A.

Brother

B.

Uncle

C.

Cousin

D.

Father

If A + B means A is the mother of B; A - B means A is the brother B; A % B means A is the


father of B and A x B means A is the sister of B, which of the following shows that P is the
maternal uncle of Q?

A.

Q-N+MxP

B.

P+SxN-Q

C.

P-M+NxQ

D.

Q-S%P

If A is the brother of B; B is the sister of C; and C is the father of D, how D is related to A?

A.

Brother

B.

Sister

C.

Nephew

D.

Cannot be determined

If A + B means A is the brother of B; A - B means A is the sister of B and A x B means A is the


father of B. Which of the following means that C is the son of M?

A.

M-NxC+F

B.

F-C+NxM

C.

N+M-FxC

D.

MxN-C+F

Introducing a boy, a girl said, "He is the son of the daughter of the father of my uncle." How is
the boy related to the girl?

A.

Brother

B.

Nephew

C.

Uncle

D.

Son-in-law

Spotting Errors
Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any
will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the
answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
1.

2.

3.

4.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.

We discussed about the problem so thoroughly

B.

on the eve of the examination

C.

that I found it very easy to work it out.

D.

No error.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.

An Indian ship

B.

laden with merchandise

C.

got drowned in the Pacific Ocean.

D.

No error.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.

I could not put up in a hotel

B.

because the boarding and lodging charges

C.

were exorbitant.

D.

No error.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.

The Indian radio

B.

which was previously controlled by the British rulers

5.

C.

is free now from the narrow vested interests.

D.

No error.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.

If I had known

B.

this yesterday

C.

I will have helped him.

D.

No error.

Ordering of Sentences
In questions below, each passage consist of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are
given in the begining. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up.
These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.
1.

S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the
most important person in the room.
P : For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals.
Q : On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee.
R : While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committe.
S : As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities.
S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its
own.
The Proper sequence should be:

2.

A.

RSQP

B.

PQRS

C.

SQPR

D.

QSRP

S1: A force of exists between everybody in the universe.


P : Normally it is very small but when the one of the bodies is a planet, like earth, the
force is considerable.
Q : It has been investigated by many scientists including Galileo and Newton.
R : Everything on or near the surface of the earth is attracted by the mass of earth.
S : This gravitational force depends on the mass of the bodies involved.
S6: The greater the mass, the greater is the earth's force of attraction on it. We can
call this force of attraction gravity.
The Proper sequence should be:

3.

A.

PRQS

B.

PRSQ

C.

QSRP

D.

QSPR

S1:

Calcutta unlike other cities kepts its trams.

P:

As a result there horrendous congestion.

Q:

It was going to be the first in South Asia.

R:

They run down the centre of the road

S:

To ease in the city decided to build an underground railway line.

S6:

The foundation stone was laid in 1972.

The Proper sequence should be:

4.

A.

PRSQ

B.

PSQR

C.

SQRP

D.

RPSQ

S1: For some time in his youth Abraham Lincoln was manager for a shop.
P : Then a chance Customer would come.
Q : Young Lincoln way of keeping shop was entirely unlike anyone else's
R : Lincoln would jump up and attend to his needs and then revert to his reading.
S : He used to lie full length on the counter of the shop eagerly reading a book.
S6: Never before had Lincoln had so much time for reading as had then.
The Proper sequence should be:

5.

A.

SRQP

B.

QSPR

C.

SQRP

D.

QPSR

S1: All the land was covered by the ocean.


P : The leading god fought the monster, killed it and chopped its body in to two halves.
Q : A terrible monster prevented the gods from separating the land from the water.
R : The god made the sky out of the upper part of the body and ornamented it with
stars.
S : The god created the earth from the lower part, grew plants on it and populated it
with animals.
S6: The god moulded the first people out of clay according to his own image and mind.

The Proper sequence should be:

A.

PQRS

B.

PQSR

C.

QPSR

D.

QPRS

Ordering of Words
In each question below, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up.
Rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence.
Choose the proper sequence.
When he
P:

did not know

Q:

he was nervous and

R:

heard the hue and cry at midnight

S:

what to do

The Proper sequence should be:

The Proper sequence should be:


It has been established that

3.

Then
P:

it struck me

Q:

of course

R:

suitable it was

S:

how eminently

The Proper sequence should be:

4.

A.

SPQR

B.

QSRP

C.

PSRQ

D.

QPSR

I read an advertisement that said


P:

posh, air-conditioned

Q:

gentleman of taste

R:

are available for

S:

fully furnished rooms

The Proper sequence should be:

5.

A.

PQRS

B.

PSRQ

C.

PSQR

D.

SRPQ

Since the beginning of history


P:

have managed to catch

Q:

the Eskimos and Red Indians

R:

by a very difficulty method

S:

a few specimens of this aquatic animal

The Proper sequence should be:

A.

QRPS

B.

SQPR

C.

SQRP

D.

QPSR