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PRACTICE SET (Preliminary Exam)


INSTRUCTIONS

This Preliminary Exam practice set consists of three sections. Quantitative Aptitude (Qs. 1-35); Reasoning
Ability (Qs. 36-70) and English Language (Qs. 71-100).

All the questions are compulsory.

Each question has five options, of which only one is correct. The candidates are advised to read all the
options thoroughly.

There is negative marking equivalent to 1/4th of the mark allotted to the specific question for wrong answer.

Time : 1 hrs.

Max. Marks : 100

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-10): What will come in place of question
mark (?) in the following questions?
1.

137 137 + 137 133 133 133


=?
137 137 137 - 133 133 133
(a) 4
(b) 270

1
4
(e) None of these

(d)

(c)

2.

3.

If
(a)
(c)
(e)

3n = 81 , then n = ?
2
6
None of these

) (

5.

6.

1
270

(c)

15
11

(b)

1
5

(d)

3
11

(e) None of these


(b) 4
(d) 8

(b)

72 7

(a) 37

(b) 33

(c) 34

(d) 28

(e) None of these


8.

17
51
1
3
4 11 + 2 = ?
37
52
7
4

(a) 303.75
(c) 303

(b) 305.75

3
4

(d) 305

(e) None of these


9.

(b) 207

33124 2601 (83)2 = (?)2 + (37)2

7.

(c) 134
(d) 70 7
(e) None of these
(4444 40) + (645 25) + (3991 26) = ?
(a) 280.4
(b) 290.4
(c) 295.4
(d) 285.4
(e) None of these
.23 - .023
=?
.0023 23
(a) 0.207

(d) 0.0207

(7 + 7 + 7) 7
=?
5+5+ 55

(a) 1

5 7 + 7 + 4 7 + 8 7 - (19) 2 = ?

(a) 143

4.

(c) 2070
(e) None of these

32 + 48
8 + 12

=?

1
4

2
(a)
2
(c) 4

(b) 2
(d) 8

(e) None of these


10.

1
9- 8
(a)

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

=?

1
(3 - 2 2)
2

(b)

1
3+ 2 2

(c) 3 - 2 2
(d) 3 + 2 2
(e) None of these
If the compound interest on a certain sum of money for
3 years at 10% p.a. be ` 993, what would be the simple
interest ?
(a) ` 800
(b) ` 950
(c) ` 900
(d) ` 1000
(e) None of these
In a class, 20 opted for Physics, 17 for Maths, 5 for both and
10 for other subjects. The class contains how many
students?
(a) 35
(b) 42
(c) 52
(d) 60
(e) None of these
How much water must be added to 100 cc of 80% solution
of boric acid to reduce it to a 50% solution ?
(a) 20 cc
(b) 40 cc
(c) 80 cc
(d) 60 cc
(e) None of these
Successive discounts of 20% and 15% are equivalent to a
single discount of
(a) 35%
(b) 32%
(c) 17.5%
(d) 22.5%
(e) None of these
The dimensions of a rectangular room when increased by
4 metres are in the ratio of 4 : 3 and when decreased by
4 metres, are in the ratio of 2 : 1. The dimensions of the room are
(a) 6 m and 4 m
(b) 12 m and 8 m
(c) 16 m and 12 m
(d) 24 m and 16 m
(e) None of these
Two cars start together in the same direction from the same
place. The first goes with a uniform speed of 10 km/h. The
second goes at a speed of 8 km/h in the first hour and
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increases its speed by km with each succeeding hour..
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After how many hours will the second car overtake the first
one, if both go non-stop?
(a) 9 hours
(b) 5 hours
(c) 7 hours
(d) 8 hours
(e) None of these
24 men working 8 hours a day can finish a work in 10 days.
Working at the rate of 10 hours a day, the number of men
required to finish the same work in 6 days is

19.

20.

(a) 30
(b) 32
(c) 34
(d) 36
(e) None of these
The sum of digits of a two digit number is 15. If 9 be added
to the number, then the digits are reversed. The number is
(a) 96.
(b) 87
(c) 78
(d) 69
(e) None of these
Three cubes of a metal are of edges 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm.
These are melted together and from the melted material,
another cube is formed. The edge of this cube is :
(a) 8 cm
(b) 10 cm
(c) 9 cm
(d) 6 cm
(e) None of these

2
times
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her age at the time of her marriage. At present her daughters
age is one-sixth of her age. What was her daughters age 3
years ago ?
(a) 2 years
(b) 3 years
(c) 4 years
(d) 5 years
(e) None of these

Yashika got married 8 years ago. Today her age is 1

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 21-25) : In each of the following questions a


number series is given. A number in the series is expressed by
letter N. You have to find out the number in the place of N and
use the number to find out the value in the place of the question
mark in the equation following the series.
21.

22.

23.

24.

68 68.5 69.5 71 N 75.5 78.5


N 121 + ? = 10000
(a) 1160
(b)
(c) 1150
(d)
(e) None of these
19 20 24 33 49 74 N 159
N2 10000 = ?
(a) 121.0
(b)
(c) 1.21
(d)
(e) None of these
51 43 N 30 25 21 18
N2 2N = ?
(a) 1155
(b)
(c) 1295
(d)
(e) None of these
2 5 14 41 122 365 N

1200
1180

12.1
0.121

1224
1368

2
N - 16 % of 5670 (?)2 = 102
3

25.

(a) 7

(b)

149

(c) 49

(d)

(e) None of these


510 254 N 62 30 14 6
40% N + ? = 92

3
(a) 31.4
(c) 50.4
(e) None of these

(b) 29.8
(d) 30.6

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 26-30): Find out the approximate value which


should replace the question mark (?) in the following questions.
(You are not expected to find out the exact value).
26.

27.

196.1 196.1 196.1 4.01 4.01 4.001 4.999 4.999


= 196.13 4 ?
(a) 100
(b) 16
(c) 10
(d) 64
(e) 32

2
56
(c) 1

(e)

29.

30.

31.

32.

33.

34.

36.

2 1 3 6
+ =?
7 8 7 14
3
56
(d) 2.5

(a)

28.

35.

(b)

37.

50
60

10.12.01 + 2.93.001 = ?
(a) 130
(c) 115
(e) None of these

(b) 160
(d) 147

1999.9997 = 4.76 ?
(a) 11
(c) 49
(e) 9

(b) 45
(d) 6

23% of 4011 +

38.

1
of 5555 = ?
7

(a) 7000
(b) 1900
(c) 9022
(d) 1700
(e) 1450
Average age of 36 children of the class is 15 years. 12 more
children joined whose average age is 16 years. What is the
average age of all the 48 children together ?
(a) 15.25 years
(b) 15.5 years
(c) 15.3 years
(d) 15.4 years
(e) None of these
Profit earned by selling an article of ` 1,450 is same as the
loss incurred by selling the article for ` 1,280. What is the
cost price of the article?
(a) ` 1,385
(b) ` 1,405
(c) ` 1,355
(d) ` 1,365
(e) None of these
Two-fifth of two-third of a number is 48. What is 30% of the
number?
(a) 60
(b) 56
(c) 180
(d) 210
(e) None of these
In a hall 192 children are made to sit in rows and columns
and no. of rows is more than the no. of columns by 4. What
is the no. of children in each column ?

39.

40.

(a) 16
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) 18
(e) None of these
The total cost of 12 apples and 8 guavas is ` 76 and the
total cost of 8 apples and 12 guavas is `64. What is the total
cost of one apple and one guava?
(a) ` 5
(b) ` 7
(c) ` 8
(d) ` 10
(e) None of these
REASONING ABILITY
If the following series is written in the reverse order, which
number will be fourth to the right of the seventh number
from the left ?
7, 3, 9, 7, 0, 3, 8, 4, 6, 2, 1, 0, 5, 11, 13
(a) 0
(b) 5
(c) 9
(d) 11
(e) None of these
In a certain code language ne ri so means good rainy
day, si ne po means day is wonderful and ri jo means
good boy. Which of the following means rainy in the
code?
(a) ne
(b) si
(c) ri
(d) s o
(e) None of these
If SMOOTH is coded as 135579, ROUGH as 97531 and
HARD as 9498, then SOFT will be coded as
(a) 1527
(b) 1347
(c) 4998
(d) 8949
(e) 8994
Saroj is mother-in-law of Vani who is sister-in-law of Deepak.
Rajesh is father of Ramesh, the only brother of Deepak.
How is Saroj related to Deepak?
(a) Mother-in-law
(b) Wife
(c) Aunt
(d) Mother
(e) None of these
A directional post is erected on a crossing. In an accident,
it was turned in such a way that the arrow which was first
showing east is now showing south. A passerby went in a
wrong direction thinking it is west. In which direction is he
actually travelling now ?
(a) North
(b) South
(c) East
(d) West
(e) None of these

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 41 - 45): In each question below, there are


three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II.
You have to take the three given statements to be true even if
they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then
decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the
three statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer (a) if only conclusion I follows.
Give answer (b) if only conclusion II follows.

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Give answer (c) if either I or II follows.
Give answer (d) if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (e) if both I and II follow.
41. Statements: All shoes are pens.
Some pens are razors.
Some razors are desks.
Conclusions :
I.
Some desks are shoes.
II. Some razors are shoes.
42. Statements:
Some benches are windows.
Some windows are walls.
Some walls are trains.
Conclusions:
I.
"Some trains are benches."
II. No train is bench.
43. Statements :
All brushes are chocolates.
All chocolates are mirrors.
All mirrors are tables.
Conclusions:
I.
Some tables are brushes
II. Some mirrors are chocolates.
44. Statements :
Some pencils are knives.
All knives are papers.
Some papers are books.
Conclusions:
I.
Some books are pencils.
II. Some papers are pencils.
45. Statements:
Some roofs are figures.
All figures are lions.
All lions are goats.
Conclusions:
I.
Some goats are roofs.
II. All goats are figures
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 46-50) : Study the following information
carefully to answer the questions that follow.
There are six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is
the brother of Es husband. D is the father of A and grandfather of
F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group.
46. Who is the mother ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) None of these
47. Who is Es husband ?
(a) B
(b) C
(c) A
(d) F
(e) None of these
48. How many male members are there in the group?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) None of these

49.

50.

How is F related to E ?
(a) Uncle
(b) Husband
(c) Son
(d) Daughter
(e) None of these
Which of the following is a group of brothers ?
(a) ABF
(b) ABD
(c) BFC
(d) BDF
(e) None of these

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 51-55) : Study the following paragraph and


then answer the questions that follow.
Five golfers C, D, E, F and G play a series of matches in which the
following are always true of the results. Either C is the last and G
is the 1st or C is the 1st and G is the last. D finishes ahead of E.
Every golfer plays in and finishes every match. There are no ties
in any match, i.e. no two players ever finish in the same position
in a match.
51. Which of the following cannot be true ?
(a) E finishes second.
(b) F finishes second.
(c) E finishes ahead of F.
(d) F finishes ahead of D.
(e) None of these
52. If D finishes third, then which of the following must be
true?
(a) G finishes first.
(b) E finishes ahead of F.
(c) F finishes ahead of E.
(d) F finishes behind D.
(e) None of these
53. If C finishes first, then in how many different orders is it
possible for the other golfers to finish?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
(e) None of these
54. Which of the following additional conditions make it certain
that F finishes second ?
(a) C finishes ahead of D.
(b) D finishes ahead of F.
(c) F finishes ahead of D.
(d) D finishes behind G.
(e) None of these
55. If exactly one golfer finishes between C and D, then which
of the following must be true?
(a) C finishes first.
(b) G finishes first.
(c) F finishes third.
(d) E finished fourth.
(e) None of these
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 56-60): In the following questions the symbols

@ , = and
@
are used with the following meaning:
P Q means P is less than Q.
P @ Q means P is greater than Q.

@ Q means P is greater than or equal to Q.


P
P = Q means P is equal to Q.
P
Q means P is either smaller than or equal to Q.
Now in each of the following questions, assuming the given
statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II
given below them is/are definitely true? Give answer.
(a) if only conclusion I is true.
(b) if only conclusion II is true.
(c) if either I or II is true.
(d) if neither I nor II is true, and
(e) if both I and II are true.
56.

Statements: B @ V, K C, C
B
Conclusions : I. V @ C
II. B @ K

57.

Statements : K @ T, S = K, T
R
Conclusions : I. S @ R
II. T = R

58.

@ U, M
@B
Statements : U = M, P
Conclusions :

59.

@ N, J
@L
Statements: L
P, P
Conclusions :

60.

I. P = B
II. P @ B
I. J = L
II. P = N

@ G, D @ E, H = E
Statements: H
Conclusions :

I. D @ H
II. G D

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 61-65): Study the following sequence


carefully and answer the questions given below:
61.

62.

63.

64.

M E 5 P B 2 A 7 K N 9 T R U 4 6 I J D F 1Q 3 W 8 V I S Z
How many such numbers are there in the above
sequence, each of which is both immediately preceded by
and immediately followed by a consonant ?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three
If the order of the first twenty letters/numbrs in the above
sequence is reversed and the remaining letters/numbers
are kept unchanged, which of the following will be the
fourteenth letter/number from the right end after the
rearrangement?
(a) B
(b) 6
(c) 2
(d) 1
(e) None of these
Which of the follwing letter/number is the eighth to the left
of the nineteenth letter/number from the left end?
(a) N
(b) T
(c) 1
(d) D
(e) None of these
Four of the following five are alike in a certain way with
regard to their position in the above sequence and so form
a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that

65.

group?
(a) WIQ
(b) PAE
(c) NR7
(d) 4JR
(e) D16
How many such vowels are there in the above sequence,
each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and
immediately followed by a vowel?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 66 - 70) : Study the wing information carefully


and answer the questions given below:
A shopkeeper placed eight varieties of cloth pieces of
different colours viz. brown, pink, green, white, blue, violet, black
and yellow, in a row such that blue cloth is placed fifth from the
left end. Green is placed to the extreme right. White cloth is to the
second to the left of blue. Violet cloth is exactly in between blue
and white. Black is sixth to the left of green and fourth to the left
of brown. Pink is not the third to the right of violet.
66. Which colour cloth is placed fifth to the left of yellow?
(a) Violet
(b) Brown
(c) Green
(d) White
(e) None of these
67. Which of the following is definitely true?
(a) Green cloth is second to the right of yellow.
(b) White cloth is placed fifth to the left of brown.
(c) White cloth is placed exactly in between violet and
black.
(d) Pink cloth occupies second position from the left end.
(e) All are true.
68. Which colour cloth is third to the left of Brown ?
(a) Yellow
(b) Blue
(c) Green
(d) White
(e) Pink
69. Which of the following is the correct position' of Yellow
with respect to Pink?
(a) Sixth to the right
(b) Sixth to the left
(c) Fifth to the right
(d) Fourth to the left
(e) Fifth to the left
70. Which colour cloth is to the immediate right of Pink?
(a) White
(b) Blue
(c) Black
(d) Brown
(e) Green
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 71-85) : Read the following passage carefully
and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases
have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering
some of the questions.
There was a country long time ago where the people would
change a king every year. The person who would become the
king had to agree to a contract that he would be sent to an island
after one year of his being a king.
One king had finished his term and it was time for him to go
to the island and live there. The people dressed him up in
expensive clothes and put him on an elephant and took him around
the cities to say goodbye to all the people. This was a moment of
sadness for all kings who ruled for one year. After bidding farewell,

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the people took the king to a remote island in a boat and left him
there. On their way back, they discovered a ship that had sunk
just recently. They saw a young man who had survived by holding
on to a floating piece of wood. As they needed a new king, they
picked up the young man and took him to their country. They
requested him to be king for a year. First he refused but later he
agreed to be the king. People told him about all the rules and
regulations and that how he would be sent to an island after one
year.
After three days of being a king, he asked the ministers if
they could show him the island where all the other kings were
sent. They agreed and took him to the island. The island was
covered with a thick Jungle and sounds of vicious animals were
heard coming out of it. The king went a little bit further to check.
Soon he discovered dead bodies of all the past kings. He
understood that as soon as they were left on the island, the wild
animals had come and killed them.
The king went back to the country and collected 100 strong
workers. He took them to the island and instructed them to clean
the jungle, remove all the deadly animals and cut down all excess
trees. He would visit the island every month to see how the work
was progressing. In the first month, all the animals were removed
and many trees were cut down. In the second month, the whole
island was cleaned out. The king then told the workers to plant
gardens in various parts of the island. He also took with himself
useful animals like chickens, ducks, birds, goats, cows etc. In the
third month, he ordered the workers to build big houses and
docking stations for ships. Over the months, the island turned
into a beautiful place. The young king would wear simple clothes
and spend very little from his earnings as a king. He sent all the
earnings to the island for storage. When nine months passed like
this, the king called the ministers and told them: I know that I
have to go the island after one year, but I would like to go there
right now. But the ministers didnt agree to this and said that he
had to wait for another three months to complete the year.
Three months passed and now it was a full year. The people
dressed up the young king and put him on an elephant to take
him around the country to say goodbye to others. However, this
king was unusually happy to leave the kingdom. People asked
him, All the other kings would cry at this moment. Why is it that
you are laughing? He replied, Dont you know what the wise
people say? They say that when you come to this world as a
baby, you are crying and everyone else is smiling. Live such a life
that when you die, you will be smiling and everyone around you
will be crying. I have lived that life. While all the other kings were
lost into the luxuries of the kingdom, I always thought about the
future and planned for it. I turned the deadly island into a beautiful
abode for me where I can stay peacefully.
71. Why did the people of the kingdom change the king every
year?
(a) As their first king had invented this system and had
recorded it in the form of a contract
(b) As they believed that the new king would bring better
ideas to the kingdom.
(c) As they wanted their king to relax on an island after
one year of hard work
(d) Not mentioned in the passage
(e) None of the above

72.

73.

74.

75.

76.

77.

78.

What would happen to the king once his term of one year
was over ?
(a) He would be paraded in the cities as a farewell and
then be taken to a remote island
(b) He would be gifted with expensive clothes and
jewellery
(c) He would be sent on an island which required a lot of
work to be done
(d) He would be asked to buy an elephant and go to the
remote island himself
(e) None of the above
What did the young man notice on his visit to the remote
island after three days of being king?
(a) That the animals on the island were too many to be
killed
(b) That the island was very big
(c) That the jungle on the island was full of animals that
had killed all the previous kings placed on the island
(d) That the island was very beautiful and clean
(e) Not mentioned in the passage
What happened to the island in the first month of the young
kings tenure?
(A) The wild animals were removed from the island.
(B) The whole island was cleaned.
(C) Many unnecessary trees were cut down.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Only C
(d) B and C
(e) A and C
What could be said about the island after the young king
had made his servants work on it ?
(a) The dangerous island had been turned to a beautiful
place
(b) The island still remained the same despite all the young
kings efforts
(c) The island was barely tolerable now
(d) The island was safe from all types of attacks
(e) None of the above
Which of the following describes the young king correctly?
(A) He was intelligent
(B) He had foresight
(C) He was cunning
(a) Only A
(b) A and B
(c) Only C
(d) B and C
(e) All A, B and C
What was the kings request to the ministers after the
completion of nine months?
(a) That he should not be sent to the island after
completion of one year
(b) That he would like to go to the island immediately
(c) That he should be paid more in order to improve work
on the island
(d) That he should be sent to the island after a year
(e) None of the above
How did the young king arrange for money on the island?
(a) By selling a large amount of his property
(b) By spending all the money derived from his income as
a king
(c) By borrowing money from the ministers and sending it

79.

80.

to the island
(d) By spending very less of his income as a king and
sending it to the island for storage
(e) None of the above
Why were the people of the kingdom puzzled when the
young king was taken around the country to say goodbye
to everyone?
(a) As they could not believe that one year had elapsed
so soon
(b) As they were nor aware that the young king was
actually a wise sage
(c) As the young king was happy to go to the island unlike
the previous kings
(d) Not mentioned in the passage
(e) None of the above
What can possibly be the moral of the story?
(a) Always put others before yourself
(b) Give respect to others
(c) Live in the present and forget about the future
(d) Do not put things off until tomorrow
(e) Always think and plan ahead

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 81-83): Choose the word/group of words which


is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words printed in
bold as used in the passage.
81. CONTRACT
(a) work
(b) signature
(c) deal
(d) temporary
(e) get
82. BIDDING
(a) wishing
(b) auctioning
(c) wasting
(d) playing
(e) talking
83. ABODE
(a) stop
(b) mountain
(c) plenty
(d) house
(e) dwelling
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 84 & 85) : Choose the word / group of words
which is most opposite in meaning to the word / group of words
printed in bold as used in the passage.
84. SURVIVED
(a) scratched
(b) died
(c) lived
(d) fell
(e) suffered
85. VICIOUS
(a) simple
(b) small
(c) tough
(d) harmless
(e) ferocious
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 86-90) : Rearrange the following six
sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to
form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given
below them.
(A) All of a sudden the mother duck saw a fox in the distance,
was frightened and shouted, Children, hurry to the lake,

theres a fox !
The mother duck ran, leading the fox away from the lake
and as soon as the fox came very close, the mother duck
quickly spread her wings and rose up in the air.
(C) The ducklings hurried towards the lake and the mother duck
began to walk back and forth dragging one wing on the
ground.
(D) A mother duck and her little ducklings were on their way to
the lake one day.
(E) The fox stared in disbelief at the mother duck and her
ducklings as he could not reach the ducklings because they
were in the middle of the lake by now.
(F) When the fox saw her he became happy as he thought that
the mother duck was hurt and couldnt fly and that he could
easily catch and eat her!
86. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after
rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
87. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence
after rearrangement ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) F
88. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence
after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E
89. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence
after rearrangement?
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) F
90. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH)
sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) F
(B)

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 91-95) : Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and
(d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed
in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the
sentence is correct as it is given and No correction is required,
mark (e) as the answer.
91. As it was a dark and stormy night, Lata was too scared to go
home alone.
(a) very scary to
(b) much scared to
(c) as scared to
(d) to scared too
(e) No correction required
92. Since it was her engagement party, Riya was dress to kill.
(a) dresses to kill
(b) dressed to kill
(c) dressed to killings
(d) dressing to killed
(e) No correction required
93. Ramesh worries endlessly about his sons future as he was

94.

95.

so poor in studies.
(a) worry endless
(b) worried endless
(c) worried endlessly
(d) worries endless
(e) No correction required
Now that the actual criminal had been caught, Kunal was
happy that he was finally let of the hook.
(a) off the hook
(b) of the hookings
(c) off the hooks
(d) of the hooks
(e) No correction required
The little boy appeared all of a sudden out of nowhere and
take everyone by surprise.
(a) took everyone as surprised
(b) take everyone with surprised
(c) took everyone by surprises
(d) took everyone by surprise
(e) No correction required

DIRECTION (Qs. 96-100): In each of the following sentences,


an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the
alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
96.

He went to his friend's house in the evening as was his


wont.
(a) as usual
(b) as he wanted
(c) as his want was
(d) as he wanted that day
(e) none of these

97.

Why do you wish to tread on the toes?


(a) To give offence to them
(b) To follow them grudgingly
(c) To treat them indifferently
(d) To be kicked by them
(e) None of these
98. He intends setting up as a lawyer in the adjoining district.
(a) To establish himself
(b) To migrate
(c) To join
(d) To settle
(e) None of these
99. The autographed bat from the famous cricketer Sunil
Gavaskar is worth a jew's eye.
(a) Not a worthy possession
(b) unnecessary
(c) A costly items
(d) A possession of high value
(e) None of these
100. The speaker gave a bird's eye view of the political conditions
in the country.
(a) a personal view
(b) a general view
(c) a biased view
(d) a detailed presentation
(e) None of these

Answer Key
1

(c)

11

(c)

21

(e)

31

(a)

41

(d)

51

(a)

61

(e)

71

(d)

81

(c)

91

(e)

(d)

12

(b)

22

(c)

32

(d)

42

(c)

52

(c)

62

(a)

72

(a)

82

(a)

92

(b)

(a)

13

(d)

23

(b)

33

(e)

43

(e)

53

(c)

63

(e)

73

(c)

83

(e)

93

(c)

(b)

14

(b)

24

(a)

34

(a)

44

(b)

54

(c)

64

(e)

74

(e)

84

(b)

94

(a)

(c)

15

(b)

25

(d)

35

(b)

45

(a)

55

(d)

65

(a)

75

(a)

85

(d)

95

(d)

(d)

16

(a)

26

(a)

36

(a)

46

(d)

56

(b)

66

(e)

76

(e)

86

(d)

96

(a)

(e)

17

(b)

27

(c)

37

(d)

47

(c)

57

(d)

67

(c)

77

(b)

87

(a)

97

(a)

(b)

18

(c)

28

(a)

38

(a)

48

(d)

58

(c)

68

(d)

78

(d)

88

(c)

98

(a)

(b)

19

(d)

29

(e)

39

(d)

49

(c)

59

(d)

69

(a)

79

(c)

89

(e)

99

(d)

10

(d)

20

(b)

30

(d)

40

(b)

50

(a)

60

(e)

70

(c)

80

(e)

90

(d)

100

(b)

HINTS & SOLUTIONS


1.

(c)

Given Expression =

(d)

3.

(a)

a3 - b3

1
1
1
=
=
=
2
2
( a - b)( a + ab + b ) ( a - b) 137 - 133 4

3n = 81 3n / 2 = 34

) (

5 7 + 7 4 7 + 8 7 - (19)2 = ?

72

5.

7 7 361 = ?
\ ? = 504 361 = 143
(b) (4444 40) + (645 25) + (3991 26) = ?
? = (111.1) + (25.8) + (153.5) ? = 290.4

(c)

9.

(d) Given Expression =

7.

(e)

33124 2601 (83) - (37)

4 2 + 43

4( 2 + 3)

(d)

11.

(c) Let Principal = ` P

9- 8

4 2 +4 3
2 2 +2 3

=2

2( 2 + 3)

10.

9- 8

9+ 8
9+ 8

3+ 2 2
= (3 + 2 2).
9-8

10
11 11 11
P 1 +
- P = 993 - 1 P = 993
100
10 10 10
1331 - 1000
P = 993 or ,

1000
P=

21 7
3
=
5 11
5+5+
5

993 1000
= 3000
331

3000 3 10
= ` 900
\ Simple interest = `
100

33124 2601 (83) 2 = (?) 2 (37) 2

(?)2 =

16 2 + 16 3

8 + 12

0.207
0.207 0.2070
=
=
= 2070.
Given Expression =
0.0023 0.0001 0.0001
23

6.

1223
= 305.75
4

32 + 48

(b)

n
= 4 n=8
2

(6 7 12 7) - (361) = ?

4.

\?=

, where a = 137, b = 133

( a 2 + ab + b 2 )

=
2.

a 2 + ab + b2

12.
2

(b)
15

12

(?)2 = 182 51 6889 1369


(?)2 = 9282 6889 1369
(?)2 = 1024
\ ? = 1024 = 32
8.

(b)

17
51
1
3
4 11 + 2 = ?
37
52
7
4

202 259 78 11

+ =?

37 52 7 4
303 +

11
=?
4

Opting only
Physics

Opting other
subjects

Opting
both

Opting only
Maths

10

Total no. of students = 15 + 5 + 12 + 10 = 42

10
13.

14.

15.

(d) Concentration of boric acid = 80% = 80 cc


Quantity of water = 20 cc
Let x cc of water be added to get the concentration of
50%.
80
1
80
50
= or x = 60 cc
=
or

100 + x 2
100 + x 100
(b) Successive discounts of 20% and 15% on ` 100
yields to
100 0.8 0.85 = ` 68
\ Single discount = (100 - 68) = 32%
(b) Let the length and breadth of the rectangular room be
l and b.
l+4 4
We have,
=
3 l + 12 = 4b + 16
b+4 3

21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.

(e)
(c)
(b)
(a)
(d)
(a)

27.

(c)

2 1 3 14 1
1
?= + =
+1 =1 =1
7 8 7 6 28
28

28.

(a)

? = (10.1)2.01 + (2.9)3.001 = (10)2 + (3)3 = 100 + 27 = 130

29.

(e)

3 l 4b = 4

16.

.................. (i)
l-4 2
=
l - 4 = 2b - 8
Again, we have
b-4 1
l - 2b = -4
.................. (ii)
Solving (i) and (ii), we get l = 12 and b = 8.
(a) Let the second car overtakes the first car after t hours.
Distance covered by the first car = Distance covered
by the second car.

1
2
t -1
10 t = 8 + 8 + + 8 + + ...... + 8 +

2
2
2

30.
31.

32.

1
or 10t = 8t + [1 + 2 + .... + (t - 1)]
2
1 t(t - 1)
1
or 2t = (t 2 - t)
2 2
4
t = 9 hrs. [ t 0 ]

18.

19.

20.

(b)

4.76 ? = 1999.9997
4.76 ? = 44.72 or ? = 9
1
(d) ? = 23% of 4011 + of 5555 = 922.53 79357 = 1700
7
(a) Required average age
15 36 + 12 16
540 + 192
=
years =
years
+
36
12
48

= 15.25 years.
(d) Let the CP of the article be ` x.
According to the question,
1450 x = x 1280
2x = 1450 + 1280 = 2730

2730
= ` 1365
2
(e) Let the number be x.
According to the question,

x=

or 10t = 8t +

17.

The series is + 0.5, + 1, +1.5, +2,....


The series is + 12, + 22, +32, +42,....
The series is 8, 7, 6, 5, ....
The series is 3 1 in each term.
The series is 2 1 in each term.
196.1 196.1 196.1 4.01 4.01 4.001 4.999 4.999
= (196.1)3 4 ?
or 4 ? = 4.01 4.001 4.999 4.999 or ? = 4 5 5 = 100

33.

2 2
= x = 48
3 5

m1 d1 t1 w 2 = m 2 d 2 t 2 w1
24 10 8 1 = m2 6 10 1

24 10 8
= 32 men
m2 =
6 10
(c) Let the two digit number be 10x + y
We have x + y = 15
............(i)
and (10x + y) + 9 = (10y + x) or 9x 9y = 9
or x y = 1
......... (ii)
From (i) and (ii) x = 7 and y = 8
The number is 10 7 + 8 = 78
(d) Let edge of the new cube = x cm.
Volume of the newly formed figure (cube)
= sum of volume of smaller cubes.
i.e. (x)3 = (3)3 + (4)3 + (5)3 = 27 + 64 + 125 = 216 x = 6 cm
(b) Let present age of yashika = x years
\ Age of yashika at the time of marriage

x=

\ 30% of 180 =
34.

35.

9
( x - 8)
7

= (x 8) years

Q x=

7 x = 9 x - 72

72
= 36 years
\ x=
2

1
= 6 years
6
\Her daughters age 3 years ago = (6 3) = 3 years

\ Present age of the daughter = 36

48 15
= 180
4

(a) 12 16 = 192
In other words, number of rows = 16
and number of children in each row = 12 and number of
children in each column = 16
(b) Let the CP of an apple be ` x and that of a guava
= ` y.
\ 12x + 8y = 76 and
8x + 12y = 64
On adding,
20x + 20y = 140
20 (x + y) = 140
140
=7=`7
20
(a) The given series when written in the reverse order
becomes.
13, 11, 5, 0, 1, 2, 6, 4, 8, 3, 0, 7, 9, 3, 7
The 7th number from the left is 6. The 4th number to
the right of 6 is 0.

x +y=

36.

180 30
= 54
100

11
37.

38.

39.

(d)
ne

ri

so

good

rainy

day

si

ne

po

day

is

wonderful

ri

jo

good

boy

All figures are lions. (A-type)


I + A I-type Conclusion
"Some roofs are lions."
Some roofs are lion. (I-type)

(a) SMOOTH 135579


ROUGH 97531
HARD 9498 O = 5
Clearly, only the first option i.e. 1527 contains 5. Hence,
the correct code for SOFT in the code would be 1527.
Rajesh
(d) Saroj
mother

Vani

Sister-in-law

father

Deepak

only brother

Ramesh

wife

N (E)

40.

"Some pencils are papers"


Conclusion II is converse of this Conclusion.
45. (a) Some roofs are figure. (I-type)

(b) (N) W

E(S)

S (W)
When the arrow turns, East becomes South, North
becomes East, West becomes North and South
becomes West.
So the traveller must be actually travelling in the
South thinking it is West.
41. (d) All shoes are pens. (A-type)

Some pens are razors. (I-type)


A + I No Conclusion
42. (c) All the three Premises are Particular Affirmative (I-type).
No Conclusion follows from Particular Premises.
Conclusion I and II from Complementary Pair.
Therefore, either I or II follows
43 (e) All brushes are chocolates. (A-type)

All chocolates are mirrors. (A-type)


A + A A-type Conclusion
"All brushes are mirrors"
All biushes are mirrors. (A-type)

46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.

(d)
(c)
(d)
(c)
(a)
(a)

52.

(c) F finishes second when D finishes third. Thus F finishes


ahead of E.

53.

(c) In the event of C finishing first, G finishes last and we


will have the following three possible ordering of
finishes.
CFDEG, CDEFG and CDFEG.

54.

(c) When F finishes ahead of D, than F will definitely


finish at the second place.

55.

(d) When there is exactly one golfer between C and D,


then E finishes at the fourth place.

56.

(b) B > V ....(i) K < C ...(ii); C B ...(iii)


No relationship can be find out between V and C.
Hence I does not follow.
From (ii) and (iii), B > K. Hence II follows.

57.

(d)

58.

(c) U = M ...(i) P U ...(iii); M B ...(iii)


P = B or P > B

(d)

L N ...(i) ; J P ...(ii); P L ...(iii)

Neither relationship can be established.


60.

(e)

H G ....(i); D > E ...(ii); H = E ...(iii)

Combining, we get D > E = H G


D > H and G < D
61.

All knives are papers. (A-type


I + A I-type Conclusion

K > T ...(i) ; S = K ...(ii); T R ...(iii)


Neither relationship can be established .
Combining, we get P U = M B P B

59.
All mirrors are tables. (A-type)
"All brushes are tables"
Conclusion I is converse of this Conclusion.
Conclusion II is converse of the second Premise.
44. (b) Some pencils are knives. (I-type)

All lions are goats. (A-type)


I + A I-(A-type) Conclusion
"Some roofs are goats"
Conclusion I is converse of this Conclusion..
As wife E is the mother.
A is the husband of E.
Clearly there are four male members A, B, D and F.
Clearly, F is the son of E
A, B are brothers of each other while F is the brother of C.
Either C or G has to be first and D has to come before
E. Hence, E cannot, finish second.

(e) Four
M E 5 PB2A7 K N 9T RU4 6 I J D F 1 Q 3W8V I S
Z

12
62.

(a) F D J I 6 4 U R T 9 N K 7 A 2 B P 5 E M 1 Q 3 W 8 V I S Z

77.

63.

(e) Eighth to the left of the nineteenth letter/number from


the left (19 8=) 11th letter/number from left. Hence,
required element is 9.

78.

64.

65.

(e) Except it second element in each group is third to the


right of first element while third element of each group is
second to the left of first element of the respective group.
(a) There are no such vowels.

80.

66.

Green

Yellow

Brown

Blue

Violet

White

Black

Pink

(For Answers 66-70)

L
E
F
T

R
I
G
H
T

(e) Black colour cloth is placed fifth to the left of Yellow


colour cloth.

67.

(c) White cloth is placed exactly in betwen Violet and Black.

68.

(d) White cloth is third to the left of Brown.

69.

(a) yellow is sixth to the right of Pink.

70.
71.

(c) Black is to the immediate right of Pink.


(d) The reason behind the question is not mentioned in
the passage.
(a) Refer to the second sentence of the first para of the
passage that the king had to agree to a contract.......
being a king.
(c) Refer to the sentence that the island was covered.......
discovered dead bodies.......past kings of the second
last sentence of the third para of the passage.
(e) Refer to the fourth sentence that in the first
month.......trees were cut down.......of the fourth para
of the passage.
(a) Refer to the last sentence I turned the deadly
island..............a beautiful abode.......peacefully of the
sixth para of the passage.
(e) From reading the passage thoroughly we come to the
conclusion that the king was intelligent, foresight and
cunning as he made deadly island a beautiful place to
live in with all luxuries of the kingdom.

72.

73.

74.

75.

76.

79.

81.

(b) Refer to the sentence that I know.......complete the


year of the statement made by king in the fourth para
of the passage.
(d) Refer to the second last sentence of the fourth para
that he sent all the.......for storage.......of the passage.
(c) Refer to the third sentence that however, the
king.......leave the kingdom.......of the last para of the
passage.
(e) The moral of the story is Always think and plan
ahead.
(c) The word contract means agreement. Compact, bond,
deal, bargain etc. are the most similar word in meaning.

82.

(a) The word bidding means order, command, wish,


desire, request, direction etc. Hence wishing is most
similar in meaning of the given word.

83.

(e) The word abode means house, dwelling, residence


and habitation etc.

84.

(b) The word survived means remained alive, lived,


endured etc. Hence died is the most opposite word in
meaning.

85.

(d) The word vicious means brutal, savage, dangerous,


cruel etc. Its opposite word will be gentle, kindly,
harmless etc.

(For Answers 86-90)


Sentences are re-arranged in order as DACFBE. A mother
duck is the clue and qualifier of a sentence which is followed
by A, C, F and finally B and E.
91.

(e) Here, too is used as emphatic word. Lata was so scared


that she could not go home alone. Hence, no
correction is required.

92.

(b) The structure of sentence is subject + was/were +


third form of verb + object. Thus, Riya was dressed to
kill.

93.

(c) The given sentence is the statement of simple past


tense. Hence it should be worried instead of worries.

94.

(a) The phrase let off means to give them only a light
punishment.
(d) It should be took instead of take.

95.