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AFCAT 2/2015

BOOKLET SERIES ‘A’


Set No XIV TIME ALLOTTED – 2 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
1. Total Number of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
3. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
Q1-3. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-
Patience is better than wisdom: An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise
patience, but few can practise it. It is a medicine which is good for all diseases, but it is not every garden
that grows the herbs to make it with. Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.
They think every other person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be heavy as lead, and yet if the
truth were known, it is their fancy rather than their fate that makes things go so hard with them. Many would
be well off than what they think of.
Q1. Which of the following is the most suitable explanation to the author’s remark that an “ounce of
patience is worth a pound of brains”?
(a) Wisdom can only be attained by practising patience.
(b) Patience comes first, wisdom next.
(c) Patience is essential for every achievement in life.
(d) Without patience wisdom cannot be used properly.
Q2. Which one is the most likely explanation, among the following, of the author’s metaphorical
statement that “it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with”?
(a) Patience is a must for solving all our problems in life.
(b) Patience is a rare herb that cures all diseases.
(c) Patience is virtue of a highest order.
(d) It is only a small number of people that are found observing patience in life.
Q3. The writer’s remarks, “They think every person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be as
heavy as lead” is very significant. It means
(a) They are always worried and dejected.
(b) They consider their own problems to be difficult to solve as compared with problems of
other people.
(c) They feel that they alone face serious problems while others have a nice time.
(d) They remain very much worried about their own problem.
Q4-9 Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:-
Life is an (4) series of challenges and opportunities to be seized. You have to plan for exercising the
right career choices and (5) the right opportunities. Planned (6) rather than a hasty decision is (7) as far as
your career is concerned. You need to (8) what occupational groups, (9) and type of organizations are
suitable for you.
Q4. (a) enticing (b) exciting (c) encharming (d) enhancing
Q5. (a) catching (b) offsetting (c) grabbing (d) conceiving
Q6. (a) delay (b) hindrance (c) application (d) execution
Q7. (a) desirable (b) deciphered (c) inevitable (d) acceptable
Q8. (a) check (b) classify (c) divide (d) analyse
Q9. (a) specifications (b) limitations (c) qualifications (d) identification
Q10-13. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:-
Q10. Nebulous
(a) Tiny (b) Vague (c) Insignificant (d) Inadequate
Q11. Debilitate
(a) Weaken (b) Attack (c) Surmount (d) Destroy
Q12. Anathema
(a) Religious Chant (b) Pun
(c) Musical Subject (d) Curse
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Q13. Penchant
(a) Liking (b) Eagerness (c) Disability (d) Keenness
Q14-17. Choose the word which is nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:-
Q14. Refractory
(a) Refreshing (b) Burdensome (c) Privileged (d) Manageable
Q15. Insolent
(a) Sullen (b) Affable (c) Determined (d) Rich
Q16. Acrimonious
(a) Legal (b) Severe (c) Cursive (d) Harmonious
Q17. Sceptic
(a) Cryptic (b) Believer (c) Support (d) Eminent
Q18-21. Choose the word that best defines the given phrases:-
Q18. To hold something in leash
(a) To restrain (b) To disappoint
(c) To dismiss (d) To discourage
Q19. To talk through one’s hat
(a) To speak fluently (b) To talk nonsense
(c) To talk wisdom (d) To speak at random
Q20. To throw up the sponge
(a) To surrender or give up a contest (b) To offer a challenge
(c) To become utterly disappointed (d) To maintain grit and enthusiasm until the end
Q21. To get into hot waters
(a) To be impatient (b) To suffer a huge financial loss
(c) To get into trouble (d) To be in a confused state of mind
Q22-26. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Q22. (a) Dolorous (b) Dolurous (c) Doloreus (d) Delorious
Q23. (a) Condiut (b) Conduit (c) Connduit (d) Condeut
Q24. (a) Gragarious (b) Gragerious (c) Gregarious (d) Grigareous
Q25. (a) Intrensic (b) Intrinsic (c) Entrensic (d) Entrinsec
Q26. (a) Sepulchral (b) Sepalchrle (c) Sepalchral (d) Sepulchrle
Q27-30. Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms:-
Q27. To flog a dead horse
(a) To act in a foolish way (b) To waste one’s efforts
(c) To revive interest in an old subject (d) To revive old memories
Q28. A bull in a china shop
(a) A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life
(b) A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocent people
(c) A person who becomes too excited where no excitement is warranted
(d) A rough and clumsy person at a place where skill and care are required
Q29. The alpha and the omega
(a) The beginning and the end (b) A nice act
(c) The stars and the moon (d) Very costly
Q30. A fool’s errand
(a) A blunder (b) An impossible task
(c) A useless undertaking (d) None of these
Q31-65. Choose the most appropriate answer:-
Q31. Serena Williams defeated__________ to win the women’s singles title of Australian Open 2015.
(a) Venus Williams (b) Sania Mirza
(c) Maria Sharapova (d) Ana Ivanovic
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Q32. Vinod Mehta an eminent Indian journalist and founder editor-in-chief of ‘Outlook’ published his
autobiography by the name of
(a) Lucknow Boy: A Memoir (b) One Life is Not Enough
(c) Accidental Prime Minister (d) The Substance and the Shadow
Q33. Which city will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games?
(a) Gold Coast, Australia (b) Durban, South Africa
(c) Lusaka, Zambia (d) Nairobi, Kenya
Q34. What is the name of ‘Innovative Council’ proposed in the Rail Budget 2015 to promote innovation?
(a) Rail Tech (b) Sankalp
(c) Kayakalp (d) Navachar
Q35. Which of the following Asian countries celebrates its Independence Day on 4th February?
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Bahrain (c) Cambodia (d) Bangladesh
Q36. Animals active at night are called
(a) Diurnal (b) Nocturnal (c) Parasites (d) Nacto-diurnal
Q37. Think-tank of Government of India that replaced Planning Commission on 01 January 2015 is
(a) NITI Vakya (b) NITI Dharma
(c) NITI Vajpayee (d) NITI Aayog
Q38. The book, ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ is authored by
(a) Pooja Rani (b) Arunima Sinha
(c) Bachendri Pal (d) Urbashi Lal
Q39. The present chairman of ISRO is
(a) MYS Prasad (b) Shailesh Nayak
(c) AS Kiran Kumar (d) K Radhakrishnan
Q40. Natural radioactivity was discovered by
(a) Marie Curie (b) Earnest Rutherford
(c) Henry Bacquerel (d) Enrico Fermi
Q41. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded Noble Prize for his work connected with which of the following
phenomenon of radiation?
(a) Scattering (b) Diffraction
(c) Interference (d) Polarization
Q42. In which atmospheric layer are the communication satellites located?
(a) Stratosphere (b) Ionosphere
(c) Troposphere (d) Mesosphere
Q43. Who was the Viceroy when the Simon Commission visited India?
(a) Lord Chelmsford (b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin (d) Lord Wellington
Q44. Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa to return to India in
(a) 1911 (b) 1915 (c) 1917 (d) 1919
Q45. Todar Mal was associated with________ in Akbar’s durbar.
(a) Music (b) Literature
(c) Finance (d) Law Reforms
Q46. Lines joining places of equal temperature are called
(a) Isotherms (b) Isohyets
(c) Isomers (d) Isobars
Q47. Who has been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2014?
(a) Pran (b) Shashi Kapoor
(c) Dilip Kumar (d) Amitabh Bachchan
Q48. How many days moon takes to revolve around the earth?
1 1 2 1
(a) 26 (b) 27 (c) 28 (d) 29
3 3 3 2
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Q49. Indian-American music composer, Ricky Kej has won the Grammy Award for the album
(a) In the Lonely Hour (b) Morning Phase
(c) Beyonce (d) Winds of Samsara
Q50. Recently tested Agni-V missile is capable of carrying nuclear payload of
(a) 1000 Kg (b) 1500 Kg
(c) 2000 Kg (d) 2500 Kg
Q51. The Russian name of INS Vikramaditya is
(a) Admiral Groshkov (b) Admiral Gorbachev
(c) Admiral Nakhimov (d) Admiral Petr Bezobrazov
Q52. A boat travels upstream from B to A and downstream from A to B in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat
in still water is 9 Km/h and the speed of the current is 3 Km/h, the distance between A and B is
(a) 9 km (b) 10 km (c) 11 km (d) 12 km
Q53. A steamer moves with a speed of 4.5 km/h in still water to a certain upstream point and comes back
to the starting point in a river which flows at 1.5 km/h. The average speed of steamer for the total
journey is
(a) 12 km/h (b) 9 km/h (c) 6 km/h (d) 4 km/h
1 1
Q54. A can do 2 of a piece of work in 8 days while B can do 3 of the same work in 8 days. In how many
days can both do it together?
(a) 9.6 days (b) 10.5 days (c) 11.2 days (d) 16 days
1 1
Q55. A does 2 as much work as B and C does 2 as much work as A and B together. If C alone can finish
the work in 40 days, then together all will finish the work in
1
(a) 30 days (b) 13 days (c) 15 days (d) 20 days
3

Q56. A train 150 m long is running with a speed of 68 km/h. In what time will it pass a man who is running
at 8 km/ h in the same direction in which the train is going?
(a) 8 sec (b) 8.5 sec (c) 9 sec (d) 9.5 sec
Q57. A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 min. If it takes 6 sec to pass a telegraph post, the length of
the train is
(a) 90 m (b) 100 m (c) 120 m (d) 140 m
Q58. A’s salary is 50% more than B’s. How much percent is B’s salary less than A’s?
1 1 1 1
(a) 63 % (b) 43 % (c) 53 % (d) 33 %
4 4 3 3

Q59. The price of an item is decreased by 25%. What percent increase must be done in new price to get
the original price?
1 3 2 1
(a) 33 3 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 55 3 % (d) 65 4 %

Q60. Anmol sold two items for Rs 1000 each. On one, he gained 10% and on other, he lost 10%. How
much did he gain or lose in the whole transaction?
(a) profit,0.95% (b) loss,1% (c) profit,10% (d) loss,10%
Q61. If the selling price is doubled, the profit triples. The profit percent is
1
(a) 66 % (b) 150 % (c) 100 % (d) 90 %
3

Q62. A man lent a sum of money at the rate of simple interest of 4%. If the interest for 8 years is Rs 340
less than the principal, the principal is
(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 520 (c) Rs 540 (d) Rs 560
Q63. A sum was invested for 3 years at simple interest at a certain rate. Had it been invested at 4%
higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs 600 more. The sum is
(a) Rs 4000 (b) Rs 4950 (c) Rs 5000 (d) Rs 5150
Q64. The average weight of 50 boys in a class is 45 Kg. When one boy leaves the class, the average
reduces by 100g. Find the weight of the boy who left the class.
(a) 50 Kg (b) 50.8 Kg (c) 49 Kg (d) 49.9 Kg
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Q65. In a mixture of 35 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 4:1. If 7 litres of water is added to the mixture,
the ratio of milk and water of the new mixture will be
(a) 2:1 (b) 1:2 (c) 4:5 (d) 5:4
Q 66-70. Each of these questions given below contains three elements. These elements may or
may not have some inter-linkage. Each group of elements may fit into one of these diagrams at (a),
(b), (c) or (d). You have to indicate the group of elements which correctly fits into the diagrams.
Q66. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Females, Doctors, and
Patients?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q67. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Detectives, Spies and Men with
Beards?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q68. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Males, Fathers and Human
Being?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q69. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Steel, Wood, and Building
Material?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q70. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Doctors, Teachers and
Engineers?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)
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Q71-75 In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question
mark.
Q71. Blizzard : Freeze :: ?:?
(a) Insult : Humiliation (b) Bad : Immoral
(c) Caution : Careless (d) Jealousy : Respect
Q72. Graceful : Clumsy :: ?:?
(a) Horror : Sympathy (b) Laugh : Cry
(c) Recapitulate : Synopsis (d) Encumber : Burden
Q73. Zenith : Nadir :: ?:?
(a) Indigent : Poverty (b) Zeal : Eagerness
(c) Success : Peak (d) Genuine : Phony
Q74. Pedagogy : Teaching :: ?:?
(a) Telepathy : Emotions (b) Radiology : Sound
(c) Mycology : Fossils (d) Entomology : Insects
Q75. Capriciousness : Reliability :: ?:?
(a) Heated : Boiling (b) Tenacious : Practicality
(c) Arbitrary : Whimsical (d) Unreliable : Inhuman
Q76-80. In each of the following questions, four words have been given out of which three are alike
in some manner, while the fourth one is different. Choose the word which is different from the rest.
Q76. (a) Niagara (b) Alamere (c) Kempty (d) Andes
Q77. (a) Small Betrayals (b) We Indians
(c) Shooting from the Hip (d) Surviving Men
Q78. (a) Brass (b) Bronze (c) Silver (d) Steel
Q79. (a) Documentary (b) Puppet (c) Commentary (d) Feature
Q80. (a) Deccan (b) Kaas (c) Chhota Nagpur (d) Nanda Devi
Q81-85. In each of the following questions, select a figure from amongst the four alternatives, which
when placed in the blank space of figure (X) would complete the pattern.
Q81.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q82.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q83.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q84.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q85.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q86-90. Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked 1,2,3,4 and 5 called the
Problem Figures followed by four other figures marked (a), (b), (c) and (d) called the Answer
Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as
established by the five Problem Figures.
Q86. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q87. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q88. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q89. Problem Figures: Answer Figures

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q90. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q91-95. Each of the following questions consists of two sets of figures. Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
constitute the Problem Set while figures (a), (b), (c) and (d) constitute the Answer Set. There is a
definite relationship between figures (1) and (2). Establish a similar relationship between figures (3)
and (4) by selecting a suitable figure from the Answer Set that would replace the question mark (?)
in fig.(4).
Q91.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q92.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q93.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q94.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q95.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q96-100. In each problem, out of the four figures marked (a) (b) (c) and (d), three are similar in a
certain manner. However, one figure is not like the other three. Choose the figure which is different
from the rest.
Q96.

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


Q97.

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


Q98.

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


Q99.

(a) (b) (c) ` (d)


Q100.

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


AFCAT 2/2015
BOOKLET SERIES ‘B’
Set No XIV TIME ALLOTTED – 2 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
1. Total Number of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
3. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
Q1-4. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:-
Q1. Anathema
(a) Religious Chant (b) Pun (c) Musical Subject (d) Curse
Q2. Debilitate
(a) Weaken (b) Attack (c) Surmount (d) Destroy
Q3. Penchant
(a) Liking (b) Eagerness (c) Disability (d) Keenness
Q4. Nebulous
(a) Tiny (b) Vague (c) Insignificant (d) Inadequate
Q5-10. Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:-
Life is an (5) series of challenges and opportunities to be seized. You have to plan for exercising the
right career choices and (6) the right opportunities. Planned (7) rather than a hasty decision is (8) as far as
your career is concerned. You need to (9) what occupational groups, (10) and type of organizations are
suitable for you.
Q5. (a) enticing (b) exciting (c) encharming (d) enhancing
Q6. (a) catching (b) offsetting (c) grabbing (d) conceiving
Q7. (a) delay (b) hindrance (c) application (d) execution
Q8. (a) desirable (b) deciphered (c) inevitable (d) acceptable
Q9. (a) check (b) classify (c) divide (d) analyse
Q10. (a) specifications (b) limitations (c) qualifications (d) identification
Q11-14. Choose the word which is nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:-
Q11. Insolent
(a) Sullen (b) Affable (c) Determined (d) Rich
Q12. Sceptic
(a) Cryptic (b) Believer (c) Support (d) Eminent
Q13. Refractory
(a) Refreshing (b) Burdensome (c) Privileged (d) Manageable
Q14. Acrimonious
(a) Legal (b) Severe (c) Cursive (d) Harmonious
Q15-17. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-
Patience is better than wisdom: An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise
patience, but few can practise it. It is a medicine which is good for all diseases, but it is not every garden
that grows the herbs to make it with. Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.
They think every other person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be heavy as lead, and yet if the
truth were known, it is their fancy rather than their fate that makes things go so hard with them. Many would
be well off than what they think of.
Q15. Which of the following is the most suitable explanation to the author’s remark that an “ounce of
patience is worth a pound of brains”?
(a) Wisdom can only be attained by practising patience.
(b) Patience comes first, wisdom next.
(c) Patience is essential for every achievement in life.
(d) Without patience wisdom cannot be used properly.
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Q16. Which one is the most likely explanation, among the following, of the author’s metaphorical
statement that “it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with”?
(a) Patience is a must for solving all our problems in life.
(b) Patience is a rare herb that cures all diseases.
(c) Patience is virtue of a highest order.
(d) It is only a small number of people that are found observing patience in life.
Q17. The writer’s remarks, “They think every person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be as
heavy as lead” is very significant. It means
(a) They are always worried and dejected.
(b) They consider their own problems to be difficult to solve as compared with problems of other
people.
(c) They feel that they alone face serious problems while others have a nice time.
(d) They remain very much worried about their own problem.
Q18-22. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Q18. (a) Dolorous (b) Dolurous (c) Doloreus (d) Delorious
Q19. (a) Condiut (b) Conduit (c) Connduit (d) Condeut
Q20. (a) Gragarious (b) Gragerious (c) Gregarious (d) Grigareous
Q21. (a) Intrensic (b) Intrinsic (c) Entrensic (d) Entrinsec
Q22. (a) Sepulchral (b) Sepalchrle (c) Sepalchral (d) Sepulchrle
Q23-26. Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms:-
Q23. A fool’s errand
(a) A blunder (b) An impossible task
(c) A useless undertaking (d) None of these
Q24. To flog a dead horse
(a) To act in a foolish way (b) To waste one’s efforts
(c) To revive interest in an old subject (d) To revive old memories
Q25. The alpha and the omega
(a) The beginning and the end (b) A nice act
(c) The stars and the moon (d) Very costly
Q26. A bull in a china shop
(a) A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life
(b) A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocent people
(c) A person who becomes too excited where no excitement is warranted
(d) A rough and clumsy person at a place where skill and care are required
Q27-30. Choose the word that best defines the given phrases:-
Q27. To hold something in leash
(a) To restrain (b) To disappoint
(c) To dismiss (d) To discourage
Q28. To talk through one’s hat
(a) To speak fluently (b) To talk nonsense
(c) To talk wisdom (d) To speak at random
Q29. To throw up the sponge
(a) To surrender or give up a contest (b) To offer a challenge
(c) To become utterly disappointed (d) To maintain grit and enthusiasm until the end
Q30. To get into hot waters
(a) To be impatient (b) To suffer a huge financial loss
(c) To get into trouble (d) To be in a confused state of mind
Q31-65. Choose the most appropriate answer:-
Q31. Animals active at night are called
(a) Diurnal (b) Nocturnal (c) Parasites (d) Nacto-diurnal
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Q32. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded Noble Prize for his work connected with which of the following
phenomenon of radiation?
(a) Scattering (b) Diffraction
(c) Interference (d) Polarization
Q33. Vinod Mehta an eminent Indian journalist and founder editor-in-chief of ‘Outlook’ published his
autobiography by the name of
(a) Lucknow Boy: A Memoir (b) One Life is Not Enough
(c) Accidental Prime Minister (d) The Substance and the Shadow
Q34. Natural radioactivity was discovered by
(a) Marie Curie (b) Earnest Rutherford
(c) Henry Bacquerel (d) Enrico Fermi
Q35. Serena Williams defeated__________ to win the women’s singles title of Australian Open 2015.
(a) Venus Williams (b) Sania Mirza
(c) Maria Sharapova (d) Ana Ivanovic
Q36. Lines joining places of equal temperature are called
(a) Isotherms (b) Isohyets
(c) Isomers (d) Isobars
Q37. What is the name of ‘Innovative Council’ proposed in the Rail Budget 2015 to promote innovation?
(a) Rail Tech (b) Sankalp
(c) Kayakalp (d) Navachar
Q38. Think-tank of Government of India that replaced Planning Commission on 01 January 2015 is
(a) NITI Vakya (b) NITI Dharma
(c) NITI Vajpayee (d) NITI Aayog
Q39. Which city will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games?
(a) Gold Coast, Australia (b) Durban, South Africa
(c) Lusaka, Zambia (d) Nairobi, Kenya
Q40. In which atmospheric layer are the communication satellites located?
(a) Stratosphere (b) Ionosphere
(c) Troposphere (d) Mesosphere
Q41. Todar Mal was associated with________ in Akbar’s durbar.
(a) Music (b) Literature
(c) Finance (d) Law Reforms
Q42. Which of the following Asian countries celebrates its Independence Day on 4th February?
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Bahrain (c) Cambodia (d) Bangladesh
Q43. The present chairman of ISRO is
(a) MYS Prasad (b) Shailesh Nayak
(c) AS Kiran Kumar (d) K Radhakrishnan
Q44. Who has been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2014?
(a) Pran (b) Shashi Kapoor
(c) Dilip Kumar (d) Amitabh Bachchan
Q45. Who was the Viceroy when the Simon Commission visited India?
(a) Lord Chelmsford (b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin (d) Lord Wellington
Q46. The Russian name of INS Vikramaditya is
(a) Admiral Groshkov (b) Admiral Gorbachev
(c) Admiral Nakhimov (d) Admiral Petr Bezobrazov
Q47. The book, ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ is authored by
(a) Pooja Rani (b) Arunima Sinha
(c) Bachendri Pal (d) Urbashi Lal
Q48. Indian-American music composer, Ricky Kej has won the Grammy Award for the album
(a) In the Lonely Hour (b) Morning Phase
(c) Beyonce (d) Winds of Samsara
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Q49. Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa to return to India in
(a) 1911 (b) 1915 (c) 1917 (d) 1919
Q50. Recently tested Agni-V missile is capable of carrying nuclear payload of
(a) 1000 Kg (b) 1500 Kg (c) 2000 Kg (d) 2500 Kg
Q51. How many days moon takes to revolve around the earth?
1 1 2 1
(a) 26 3 (b) 27 3 (c) 28 3 (d) 29 2

Q52. The price of an item is decreased by 25%. What percent increase must be done in new price to get
the original price?
1 3 2 1
(a) 33 3 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 55 3 % (d) 65 4 %

Q53. A’s salary is 50% more than B’s. How much percent is B’s salary less than A’s?
1 1 1 1
(a) 63 4 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 53 3 % (d) 33 3 %

Q54. The average weight of 50 boys in a class is 45 Kg. When one boy leaves the class, the average
reduces by 100g. Find the weight of the boy who left the class.
(a) 50 Kg (b) 50.8 Kg (c) 49 Kg (d) 49.9 Kg
Q55. A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 min. If it takes 6 sec to pass a telegraph post, the length of
the train is
(a) 90 m (b) 100 m (c) 120 m (d) 140 m
Q56. A train 150 m long is running with a speed of 68 km/h. In what time will it pass a man who is running
at 8 km/ h in the same direction in which the train is going?
(a) 8 sec (b) 8.5 sec (c) 9 sec (d) 9.5 sec
Q57. A sum was invested for 3 years at simple interest at a certain rate. Had it been invested at 4%
higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs 600 more. The sum is
(a) Rs 4000 (b) Rs 4950 (c) Rs 5000 (d) Rs 5150
Q58. A man lent a sum of money at the rate of simple interest of 4%. If the interest for 8 years is Rs 340
less than the principal, the principal is
(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 520 (c) Rs 540 (d) Rs 560
Q59. In a mixture of 35 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 4:1. If 7 litres of water is added to the mixture,
the ratio of milk and water of the new mixture will be
(a) 2:1 (b) 1:2 (c) 4:5 (d) 5:4
Q60. Anmol sold two items for Rs 1000 each. On one, he gained 10% and on other, he lost 10%. How
much did he gain or lose in the whole transaction?
(a) profit, 0.95% (b) loss, 1% (c) profit, 10% (d) loss, 10%
1 1
Q61. A does as much work as B and C does as much work as A and B together. If C alone can finish
2 2
the work in 40 days, then together all will finish the work in
1
(a) 30 days (b) 13 days (c) 15 days (d) 20 days
3
1 1
Q62. A can do of a piece of work in 8 days while B can do of the same work in 8 days. In how many
2 3
days can both do it together?
(a) 9.6 days (b) 10.5 days (c) 11.2 days (d) 16 days
Q63. A steamer moves with a speed of 4.5 km/h in still water to a certain upstream point and comes back
to the starting point in a river which flows at 1.5 km/h. The average speed of steamer for the total
journey is
(a) 12 km/h (b) 9 km/h (c) 6 km/h (d) 4 km/h
Q64. A boat travels upstream from B to A and downstream from A to B in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat
in still water is 9 Km/h and the speed of the current is 3 Km/h, the distance between A and B is
(a) 9 km (b) 10 km (c) 11 km (d) 12 km
Q65. If the selling price is doubled, the profit triples. The profit percent is
1
(a) 66 % (b) 150% (c) 100% (d) 90%
3
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Q66-70. In each of the following questions, four words have been given out of which three are alike
in some manner, while the fourth one is different. Choose the word which is different from the rest.
Q66. (a) Deccan (b) Kaas (c) Chhota Nagpur (d) Nanda Devi
Q67. (a) Small Betrayals (b) We Indians
(c) Shooting from the Hip (d) Surviving Men
Q68. (a) Documentary (b) Puppet (c) Commentary (d) Feature
Q69. (a) Niagara (b) Alamere (c) Kempty (d) Andes
Q70. (a) Brass (b) Bronze (c) Silver (d) Steel
Q71-75 In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question
mark.
Q71. Capriciousness : Reliability :: ?:?
(a) Heated : Boiling (b) Tenacious : Practicality
(c) Arbitrary : Whimsical (d) Unreliable : Inhuman
Q72. Blizzard : Freeze :: ?:?
(a) Insult : Humiliation (b) Bad : Immoral
(c) Caution : Careless (d) Jealousy : Respect
Q73. Zenith : Nadir :: ?:?
(a) Indigent : Poverty (b) Zeal : Eagerness
(c) Success : Peak (d) Genuine : Phony
Q74. Pedagogy : Teaching :: ?:?
(a) Telepathy : Emotions (b) Radiology : Sound
(c) Mycology : Fossils (d) Entomology : Insects
Q75. Graceful : Clumsy :: ?:?
(a) Horror : Sympathy (b) Laugh : Cry
(c) Recapitulate : Synopsis (d) Encumber : Burden
Q 76-80. Each of these questions given below contains three elements. These elements may or may
not have some inter-linkage. Each group of elements may fit into one of these diagrams at (a), (b),
(c) or (d). You have to indicate the group of elements which correctly fits into the diagrams.
Q76. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Steel, Wood, and Building
Material?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q77. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Detectives, Spies and Men with
Beards?

(a) (b)

(c) (d)
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Q78. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Females, Doctors, and
Patients?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q79. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Doctors, Teachers and
Engineers?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q80. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Males, Fathers and Human
Being?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q81-85. Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked 1,2,3,4 and 5 called the
Problem Figures followed by four other figures marked (a), (b), (c) and (d) called the Answer
Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as
established by the five Problem Figures.
Q81. Problem Figures: Answer Figures

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q82. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q83. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q84. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q85. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q86-90. In each of the following questions, select a figure from amongst the four alternatives, which
when placed in the blank space of figure (X) would complete the pattern.
Q86.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q87.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q88.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q89.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q90.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q91-95. In each problem, out of the four figures marked (a) (b) (c) and (d), three are similar in a
certain manner. However, one figure is not like the other three. Choose the figure which is different
from the rest.
Q91.

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


Q92.

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


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Q93.

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


Q94.

(a) (b) (c) ` (d)


Q95.

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


Q96-100. Each of the following questions consists of two sets of figures. Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
constitute the Problem Set while figures (a), (b), (c) and (d) constitute the Answer Set. There is a
definite relationship between figures (1) and (2). Establish a similar relationship between figures (3)
and (4) by selecting a suitable figure from the Answer Set that would replace the question mark (?)
in fig.(4).
Q96.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q97.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q98.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q99.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q100.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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BOOKLET SERIES ‘C’
Set No XV TIME ALLOTTED – 2 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
1. Total Number of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
3. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
Q1-4. Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms:-
Q1. A fool’s errand
(a) A blunder (b) An impossible task
(c) A useless undertaking (d) None of these
Q2. To flog a dead horse
(a) To act in a foolish way (b) To waste one’s efforts
(c) To revive interest in an old subject (d) To revive old memories
Q3. The alpha and the omega
(a) The beginning and the end (b) A nice act
(c) The stars and the moon (d) Very costly
Q4. A bull in a china shop
(a) A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life
(b) A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocent people
(c) A person who becomes too excited where no excitement is warranted
(d) A rough and clumsy person at a place where skill and care are required
Q5-8. Choose the word that best defines the given phrases:-
Q5. To hold something in leash
(a) To restrain (b) To disappoint
(c) To dismiss (d) To discourage
Q6. To talk through one’s hat
(a) To speak fluently (b) To talk nonsense
(c) To talk wisdom (d) To speak at random
Q7. To throw up the sponge
(a) To surrender or give up a contest (b) To offer a challenge
(c) To become utterly disappointed (d) To maintain grit and enthusiasm until the end
Q8. To get into hot waters
(a) To be impatient (b) To suffer a huge financial loss
(c) To get into trouble (d) To be in a confused state of mind
Q9-13. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Q9. (a) Dolorous (b) Dolurous (c) Doloreus (d) Delorious
Q10. (a) Condiut (b) Conduit (c) Connduit (d) Condeut
Q11. (a) Gragarious (b) Gragerious (c) Gregarious (d) Grigareous
Q12. (a) Intrensic (b) Intrinsic (c) Entrensic (d) Entrinsec
Q13. (a) Sepulchral (b) Sepalchrle (c) Sepalchral (d) Sepulchrle
Q14-16. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-
Patience is better than wisdom: An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise
patience, but few can practise it. It is a medicine which is good for all diseases, but it is not every garden
that grows the herbs to make it with. Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.
They think every other person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be heavy as lead, and yet if the
truth were known, it is their fancy rather than their fate that makes things go so hard with them. Many would
be well off than what they think of.
Q14. Which of the following is the most suitable explanation to the author’s remark that an “ounce of
patience is worth a pound of brains”?
(a) Wisdom can only be attained by practising patience.
(b) Patience comes first, wisdom next.
(c) Patience is essential for every achievement in life.
(d) Without patience wisdom cannot be used properly.
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Q15. Which one is the most likely explanation, among the following, of the author’s metaphorical
statement that “it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with”?
(a) Patience is a must for solving all our problems in life.
(b) Patience is a rare herb that cures all diseases.
(c) Patience is virtue of a highest order.
(d) It is only a small number of people that are found observing patience in life.
Q16. The writer’s remarks, “They think every person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be as
heavy as lead” is very significant. It means
(a) They are always worried and dejected.
(b) They consider their own problems to be difficult to solve as compared with problems of other
people.
(c) They feel that they alone face serious problems while others have a nice time.
(d) They remain very much worried about their own problem.
Q17-20. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:-
Q17. Anathema
(a) Religious Chant (b) Pun (c) Musical Subject (d) Curse
Q18. Debilitate
(a) Weaken (b) Attack (c) Surmount (d) Destroy
Q19. Penchant
(a) Liking (b) Eagerness (c) Disability (d) Keenness
Q20. Nebulous
(a) Tiny (b) Vague (c) Insignificant (d) Inadequate
Q21-24. Choose the word which is nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:-
Q21. Insolent
(a) Sullen (b) Affable (c) Determined (d) Rich
Q22. Sceptic
(a) Cryptic (b) Believer (c) Support (d) Eminent
Q23. Refractory
(a) Refreshing (b) Burdensome (c) Privileged (d) Manageable
Q24. Acrimonious
(a) Legal (b) Severe (c) Cursive (d) Harmonious
Q25-30.Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:-
Life is an (25) series of challenges and opportunities to be seized. You have to plan for exercising the right
career choices and (26) the right opportunities. Planned (27) rather than a hasty decision is (28) as far as
your career is concerned. You need to (29) what occupational groups, (30) and type of organizations are
suitable for you.
Q25. (a) enticing (b) exciting (c) encharming (d) enhancing
Q26. (a) catching (b) offsetting (c) grabbing (d) conceiving
Q27. (a) delay (b) hindrance (c) application (d) execution
Q28. (a) desirable (b) deciphered (c) inevitable (d) acceptable
Q29. (a) check (b) classify (c) divide (d) analyse
Q30. (a) specifications (b) limitations (c) qualifications (d) identification
Q31-65. Choose the most appropriate answer:-
Q31. Todar Mal was associated with________ in Akbar’s durbar.
(a) Music (b) Literature
(c) Finance (d) Law Reforms
Q32. Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa to return to India in
(a) 1911 (b) 1915 (c) 1917 (d) 1919
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Q33. Who was the Viceroy when the Simon Commission visited India?
(a) Lord Chelmsford (b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin (d) Lord Wellington
Q34. Think-tank of Government of India that replaced Planning Commission on 01 January 2015 is
(a) NITI Vakya (b) NITI Dharma
(c) NITI Vajpayee (d) NITI Aayog
Q35. What is the name of ‘Innovative Council’ proposed in the Rail Budget 2015 to promote innovation?
(a) Rail Tech (b) Sankalp
(c) Kayakalp (d) Navachar
Q36. Animals active at night are called
(a) Diurnal (b) Nocturnal (c) Parasites (d) Nacto-diurnal
Q37. Which city will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games?
(a) Gold Coast, Australia (b) Durban, South Africa
(c) Lusaka, Zambia (d) Nairobi, Kenya
Q38. Serena Williams defeated__________ to win the women’s singles title of Australian Open 2015.
(a) Venus Williams (b) Sania Mirza (c) Maria Sharapova (d) Ana Ivanovic
Q39. Lines joining places of equal temperature are called
(a) Isotherms (b) Isohyets
(c) Isomers (d) Isobars
Q40. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded Noble Prize for his work connected with which of the following
phenomenon of radiation?
(a) Scattering (b) Diffraction
(c) Interference (d) Polarization
Q41. Natural radioactivity was discovered by
(a) Marie Curie (b) Earnest Rutherford
(c) Henry Bacquerel (d) Enrico Fermi
Q42. Recently tested Agni-V missile is capable of carrying nuclear payload of
(a) 1000 Kg (b) 1500 Kg
(c) 2000 Kg (d) 2500 Kg
Q43. How many days moon takes to revolve around the earth?
1 1 2 1
(a) 26 3 (b) 27 3 (c) 28 3 (d) 29 2

Q44. In which atmospheric layer are the communication satellites located?


(a) Stratosphere (b) Ionosphere
(c) Troposphere (d) Mesosphere
Q45. Vinod Mehta an eminent Indian journalist and founder editor-in-chief of ‘Outlook’ published his
autobiography by the name of
(a) Lucknow Boy: A Memoir (b) One Life is Not Enough
(c) Accidental Prime Minister (d) The Substance and the Shadow
Q46. The book, ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ is authored by
(a) Pooja Rani (b) Arunima Sinha
(c) Bachendri Pal (d) Urbashi Lal
Q47. Which of the following Asian countries celebrates its Independence Day on 4th February?
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Bahrain (c) Cambodia (d) Bangladesh
Q48. Who has been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2014?
(a) Pran (b) Shashi Kapoor
(c) Dilip Kumar (d) Amitabh Bachchan
Q49. The Russian name of INS Vikramaditya is
(a) Admiral Groshkov (b) Admiral Gorbachev
(c) Admiral Nakhimov (d) Admiral Petr Bezobrazov
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Q50. The present chairman of ISRO is
(a) MYS Prasad (b) Shailesh Nayak
(c) AS Kiran Kumar (d) K Radhakrishnan
Q51. Indian-American music composer, Ricky Kej has won the Grammy Award for the album
(a) In the Lonely Hour (b) Morning Phase
(c) Beyonce (d) Winds of Samsara
Q52. A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 min. If it takes 6 sec to pass a telegraph post, the length of
the train is
(a) 90 m (b) 100 m (c) 120 m (d) 140 m
Q53. The average weight of 50 boys in a class is 45 Kg. When one boy leaves the class, the average
reduces by 100g. Find the weight of the boy who left the class.
(a) 50 Kg (b) 50.8 Kg (c) 49 Kg (d) 49.9 Kg
Q54. A train 150 m long is running with a speed of 68 km/h. In what time will it pass a man who is running
at 8 km/ h in the same direction in which the train is going?
(a) 8 sec (b) 8.5 sec (c) 9 sec (d) 9.5 sec
Q55. The price of an item is decreased by 25%. What percent increase must be done in new price to get
the original price?
1 3 2 1
(a) 33 3 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 55 3 % (d) 65 4 %

Q56. A sum was invested for 3 years at simple interest at a certain rate. Had it been invested at 4%
higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs 600 more. The sum is
(a) Rs 4000 (b) Rs 4950 (c) Rs 5000 (d) Rs 5150
Q57. A’s salary is 50% more than B’s. How much percent is B’s salary less than A’s?
1 1 1 1
(a) 63 4 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 53 3 % (d) 33 3 %

Q58. A man lent a sum of money at the rate of simple interest of 4%. If the interest for 8 years is Rs 340
less than the principal, the principal is
(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 520 (c) Rs 540 (d) Rs 560
1 1
Q59. A does as much work as B and C does as much work as A and B together. If C alone can finish
2 2
the work in 40 days, then together all will finish the work in
1
(a) 30 days (b) 13 days (c) 15 days (d) 20 days
3

Q60. In a mixture of 35 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 4:1. If 7 litres of water is added to the mixture,
the ratio of milk and water of the new mixture will be
(a) 2:1 (b) 1:2 (c) 4:5 (d) 5:4
Q61. Anmol sold two items for Rs 1000 each. On one, he gained 10% and on other, he lost 10%. How
much did he gain or lose in the whole transaction?
(a) profit, 0.95% (b) loss, 1% (c) profit, 10% (d) loss, 10%
1 1
Q62. A can do of a piece of work in 8 days while B can do of the same work in 8 days. In how many
2 3
days can both do it together?
(a) 9.6 days (b) 10.5 days (c) 11.2 days (d) 16 days
Q63. A boat travels upstream from B to A and downstream from A to B in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat
in still water is 9 Km/h and the speed of the current is 3 Km/h, the distance between A and B is
(a) 9 km (b) 10 km (c) 11 km (d) 12 km
Q64. If the selling price is doubled, the profit triples. The profit percent is
1
(a) 66 % (b) 150% (c) 100% (d) 90%
3

Q65. A steamer moves with a speed of 4.5 km/h in still water to a certain upstream point and comes back
to the starting point in a river which flows at 1.5 km/h. The average speed of steamer for the total
journey is
(a) 12 km/h (b) 9 km/h (c) 6 km/h (d) 4 km/h
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Q66-70 In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question
mark.
Q66. Zenith : Nadir :: ?:?
(a) Indigent : Poverty (b) Zeal : Eagerness
(c) Success : Peak (d) Genuine : Phony
Q67. Graceful : Clumsy :: ?:?
(a) Horror : Sympathy (b) Laugh : Cry
(c) Recapitulate : Synopsis (d) Encumber : Burden
Q68. Blizzard : Freeze :: ?:?
(a) Insult : Humiliation (b) Bad : Immoral
(c) Caution : Careless (d) Jealousy : Respect
Q69. Capriciousness : Reliability :: ?:?
(a) Heated : Boiling (b) Tenacious : Practicality
(c) Arbitrary : Whimsical (d) Unreliable : Inhuman
Q70. Pedagogy : Teaching :: ?:?
(a) Telepathy : Emotions (b) Radiology : Sound
(c) Mycology : Fossils (d) Entomology : Insects
Q71-75. In each of the following questions, four words have been given out of which three are alike
in some manner, while the fourth one is different. Choose the word which is different from the rest.
Q71. (a) Brass (b) Bronze (c) Silver (d) Steel
Q72. (a) Documentary (b) Puppet (c) Commentary (d) Feature
Q73. (a) Deccan (b) Kaas (c) Chhota Nagpur (d) Nanda Devi
Q74. (a) Niagara (b) Alamere (c) Kempty (d) Andes
Q75. (a) Small Betrayals (b) We Indians
(c) Shooting from the Hip (d) Surviving Men
Q76-80. Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked 1,2,3,4 and 5 called the
Problem Figures followed by four other figures marked (a), (b), (c) and (d) called the Answer
Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as
established by the five Problem Figures.
Q76. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q77. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q78. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q79. Problem Figures: Answer Figures

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q80. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q 81-85. Each of these questions given below contains three elements. These elements may or may
not have some inter-linkage. Each group of elements may fit into one of these diagrams at (a), (b),
(c) or (d). You have to indicate the group of elements which correctly fits into the diagrams.
Q81. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Females, Doctors, and
Patients?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q82. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Doctors, Teachers and
Engineers?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q83. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Steel, Wood, and Building
Material?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q84. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Males, Fathers and Human
Being?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q85. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Detectives, Spies and Men with
Beards?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)
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Q86-90. In each problem, out of the four figures marked (a) (b) (c) and (d), three are similar in a
certain manner. However, one figure is not like the other three. Choose the figure which is different
from the rest.
Q86.

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


Q87.

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


Q88.

(a) (b) (c) ` (d)


Q89.

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


Q90.

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


Q91-95. Each of the following questions consists of two sets of figures. Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
constitute the Problem Set while figures (a), (b), (c) and (d) constitute the Answer Set. There is a
definite relationship between figures (1) and (2). Establish a similar relationship between figures (3)
and (4) by selecting a suitable figure from the Answer Set that would replace the question mark (?)
in fig.(4).
Q91.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q92.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q93.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q94.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q95.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q96-100. In each of the following questions, select a figure from amongst the four alternatives,
which when placed in the blank space of figure (X) would complete the pattern.
Q96.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q97.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q98.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q99.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q100.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


AFCAT 2/2015
BOOKLET SERIES ’D’
Set No XV TIME ALLOTTED – 2 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
1. Total Number of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
3. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.
Q1-5. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Q1. (a) Intrensic (b) Intrinsic (c) Entrensic (d) Entrinsec
Q2. (a) Condiut (b) Conduit (c) Connduit (d) Condeut
Q3. (a) Dolorous (b) Dolurous (c) Doloreus (d) Delorious
Q4. (a) Sepulchral (b) Sepalchrle (c) Sepalchral (d) Sepulchrle
Q5. (a) Gragarious (b) Gragerious (c) Gregarious (d) Grigareous
Q6-9. Choose the word that best defines the given phrases:-
Q6. To throw up the sponge
(a) To surrender or give up a contest (b) To offer a challenge
(c) To become utterly disappointed (d) To maintain grit and enthusiasm until the end
Q7. To hold something in leash
(a) To restrain (b) To disappoint
(c) To dismiss (d) To discourage
Q8. To get into hot waters
(a) To be impatient (b) To suffer a huge financial loss
(c) To get into trouble (d) To be in a confused state of mind
Q9. To talk through one’s hat
(a) To speak fluently (b) To talk nonsense
(c) To talk wisdom (d) To speak at random
Q10-12. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-
Patience is better than wisdom: An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise
patience, but few can practise it. It is a medicine which is good for all diseases, but it is not every garden
that grows the herbs to make it with. Many people are born crying, live complaining and die disappointed.
They think every other person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be heavy as lead, and yet if the
truth were known, it is their fancy rather than their fate that makes things go so hard with them. Many would
be well off than what they think of.
Q10. The writer’s remarks, “They think every person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be as
heavy as lead” is very significant. It means
(a) They are always worried and dejected.
(b) They consider their own problems to be difficult to solve as compared with problems of
other people.
(c) They feel that they alone face serious problems while others have a nice time.
(d) They remain very much worried about their own problem.
Q11. Which one is the most likely explanation, among the following, of the author’s metaphorical
statement that “it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with”?
(a) Patience is a must for solving all our problems in life.
(b) Patience is a rare herb that cures all diseases.
(c) Patience is virtue of a highest order.
(d) It is only a small number of people that are found observing patience in life.
Q12. Which of the following is the most suitable explanation to the author’s remark that an “ounce of
patience is worth a pound of brains”?
(a) Wisdom can only be attained by practising patience.
(b) Patience comes first, wisdom next.
(c) Patience is essential for every achievement in life.
(d) Without patience wisdom cannot be used properly.
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Q13-16. Choose the word which is nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:-
Q13. Refractory
(a) Refreshing (b) Burdensome (c) Privileged (d) Manageable
Q14. Insolent
(a) Sullen (b) Affable (c) Determined (d) Rich
Q15. Acrimonious
(a) Legal (b) Severe (c) Cursive (d) Harmonious
Q16. Sceptic
(a) Cryptic (b) Believer (c) Support (d) Eminent
Q17-20. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:-
Q17. Penchant
(a) Liking (b) Eagerness (c) Disability (d) Keenness
Q18. Debilitate
(a) Weaken (b) Attack (c) Surmount (d) Destroy
Q19. Anathema
(a) Religious Chant (b) Pun (c) Musical Subject (d) Curse
Q20. Nebulous
(a) Tiny (b) Vague (c) Insignificant (d) Inadequate
Q21-26.Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:-
Life is an (21) series of challenges and opportunities to be seized. You have to plan for exercising
the right career choices and (22) the right opportunities. Planned (23) rather than a hasty decision is (24) as
far as your career is concerned. You need to (25) what occupational groups, (26) and type of organizations
are suitable for you.
Q21. (a) enticing (b) exciting (c) encharming (d) enhancing
Q22. (a) catching (b) offsetting (c) grabbing (d) conceiving
Q23. (a) delay (b) hindrance (c) application (d) execution
Q24. (a) desirable (b) deciphered (c) inevitable (d) acceptable
Q25. (a) check (b) classify (c) divide (d) analyse
Q26. (a) specifications (b) limitations (c) qualifications (d) identification
Q27-30. words explains the meaning of the following idioms:-
Q27. A bull in a china shop
(a) A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life
(b) A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocent people
(c) A person who becomes too excited where no excitement is warranted
(d) A rough and clumsy person at a place where skill and care are required
Q28. To flog a dead horse
(a) To act in a foolish way (b) To waste one’s efforts
(c) To revive interest in an old subject (d) To revive old memories
Q29. A fool’s errand
(a) A blunder (b) An impossible task
(c) A useless undertaking (d) None of these
Q30. The alpha and the omega
(a) The beginning and the end (b) A nice act
(c) The stars and the moon (d) Very costly
Q31-65. Choose the most appropriate answer:-
Q31. Lines joining places of equal temperature are called
(a) Isotherms (b) Isohyets
(c) Isomers (d) Isobars
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Q32. Recently tested Agni-V missile is capable of carrying nuclear payload of
(a) 1000 Kg (b) 1500 Kg
(c) 2000 Kg (d) 2500 Kg
Q33. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded Noble Prize for his work connected with which of the following
phenomenon of radiation?
(a) Scattering (b) Diffraction
(c) Interference (d) Polarization
Q34. Vinod Mehta an eminent Indian journalist and founder editor-in-chief of ‘Outlook’ published his
autobiography by the name of
(a) Lucknow Boy: A Memoir (b) One Life is Not Enough
(c) Accidental Prime Minister (d) The Substance and the Shadow
Q35. Natural radioactivity was discovered by
(a) Marie Curie (b) Earnest Rutherford
(c) Henry Bacquerel (d) Enrico Fermi
Q36. How many days moon takes to revolve around the earth?
1 1 2 1
(a) 26 3 (b) 27 3 (c) 28 3 (d) 29 2

Q37. Who was the Viceroy when the Simon Commission visited India?
(a) Lord Chelmsford (b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin (d) Lord Wellington
Q38. What is the name of ‘Innovative Council’ proposed in the Rail Budget 2015 to promote innovation?
(a) Rail Tech (b) Sankalp
(c) Kayakalp (d) Navachar
Q39. Who has been awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2014?
(a) Pran (b) Shashi Kapoor
(c) Dilip Kumar (d) Amitabh Bachchan
Q40. Think-tank of Government of India that replaced Planning Commission on 01 January 2015 is
(a) NITI Vakya (b) NITI Dharma
(c) NITI Vajpayee (d) NITI Aayog
Q41. Todar Mal was associated with________ in Akbar’s durbar.
(a) Music (b) Literature
(c) Finance (d) Law Reforms
Q42. Which city will host the 2022 Common Wealth Games?
(a) Gold Coast, Australia (b) Durban, South Africa
(c) Lusaka, Zambia (d) Nairobi, Kenya
Q43. In which atmospheric layer are the communication satellites located?
(a) Stratosphere (b) Ionosphere
(c) Troposphere (d) Mesosphere
Q44. Animals active at night are called
(a) Diurnal (b) Nocturnal (c) Parasites (d) Nacto-diurnal
Q45. The book, ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ is authored by
(a) Pooja Rani (b) Arunima Sinha (c) Bachendri Pal (d) Urbashi Lal
Q46. Serena Williams defeated__________ to win the women’s singles title of Australian Open 2015.
(a) Venus Williams (b) Sania Mirza
(c) Maria Sharapova (d) Ana Ivanovic
Q47. The present chairman of ISRO is
(a) MYS Prasad (b) Shailesh Nayak
(c) AS Kiran Kumar (d) K Radhakrishnan
Q48. Which of the following Asian countries celebrates its Independence Day on 4th February?
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Bahrain (c) Cambodia (d) Bangladesh
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Q49. Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa to return to India in
(a) 1911 (b) 1915 (c) 1917 (d) 1919
Q50. The Russian name of INS Vikramaditya is
(a) Admiral Groshkov (b) Admiral Gorbachev
(c) Admiral Nakhimov (d) Admiral Petr Bezobrazov
Q51. Indian-American music composer, Ricky Kej has won the Grammy Award for the album
(a) In the Lonely Hour (b) Morning Phase
(c) Beyonce (d) Winds of Samsara
Q52. The price of an item is decreased by 25%. What percent increase must be done in new price to get
the original price?
1 3 2 1
(a) 33 3 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 55 3 % (d) 65 4 %

Q53. In a mixture of 35 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 4:1. If 7 litres of water is added to the mixture,
the ratio of milk and water of the new mixture will be
(a) 2:1 (b) 1:2 (c) 4:5 (d) 5:4
Q54. A’s salary is 50% more than B’s. How much percent is B’s salary less than A’s?
1 1 1 1
(a) 63 4 % (b) 43 4 % (c) 53 3 % (d) 33 3 %

Q55. A train 150 m long is running with a speed of 68 km/h. In what time will it pass a man who is running
at 8 km/ h in the same direction in which the train is going?
(a) 8 sec (b) 8.5 sec (c) 9 sec (d) 9.5 sec
Q56. A man lent a sum of money at the rate of simple interest of 4%. If the interest for 8 years is Rs 340
less than the principal, the principal is
(a) Rs 500 (b) Rs 520 (c) Rs 540 (d) Rs 560
1 1
Q57. A does as much work as B and C does as much work as A and B together. If C alone can finish
2 2
the work in 40 days, then together all will finish the work in
1
(a) 30 days (b) 13 days (c) 15 days (d) 20 days
3

Q58. A sum was invested for 3 years at simple interest at a certain rate. Had it been invested at 4%
higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs 600 more. The sum is
(a) Rs 4000 (b) Rs 4950 (c) Rs 5000 (d) Rs 5150
Q59. Anmol sold two items for Rs 1000 each. On one, he gained 10% and on other, he lost 10%. How
much did he gain or lose in the whole transaction?
(a) profit, 0.95% (b) loss, 1% (c) profit, 10% (d) loss, 10%
Q60. The average weight of 50 boys in a class is 45 Kg. When one boy leaves the class, the average
reduces by 100g. Find the weight of the boy who left the class.
(a) 50 Kg (b) 50.8 Kg (c) 49 Kg (d) 49.9 Kg
1 1
Q61. A can do of a piece of work in 8 days while B can do of the same work in 8 days. In how many
2 3
days can both do it together?
(a) 9.6 days (b) 10.5 days (c) 11.2 days (d) 16 days
Q62. A steamer moves with a speed of 4.5 km/h in still water to a certain upstream point and comes back
to the starting point in a river which flows at 1.5 km/h. The average speed of steamer for the total
journey is
(a) 12 km/h (b) 9 km/h (c) 6 km/h (d) 4 km/h
Q63. A boat travels upstream from B to A and downstream from A to B in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat
in still water is 9 Km/h and the speed of the current is 3 Km/h, the distance between A and B is
(a) 9 km (b) 10 km (c) 11 km (d) 12 km
Q64. A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 min. If it takes 6 sec to pass a telegraph post, the length of
the train is
(a) 90 m (b) 100 m (c) 120 m (d) 140 m
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Q65. If the selling price is doubled, the profit triples. The profit percent is
1
(a) 66 % (b) 150% (c) 100% (d) 90%
3
Q66-70. In each of the following questions, four words have been given out of which three are alike
in some manner, while the fourth one is different. Choose the word which is different from the rest.
Q66. (a) Deccan (b) Kaas (c) Chhota Nagpur (d) Nanda Devi
Q67. (a) Brass (b) Bronze (c) Silver (d) Steel
Q68. (a) Small Betrayals (b) We Indians
(c) Shooting from the Hip (d) Surviving Men
Q69. (a) Documentary (b) Puppet (c) Commentary (d) Feature
Q70. (a) Niagara (b) Alamere (c) Kempty (d) Andes
Q71-75 In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question
mark.
Q71. Capriciousness : Reliability :: ?:?
(a) Heated : Boiling (b) Tenacious : Practicality
(c) Arbitrary : Whimsical (d) Unreliable : Inhuman
Q72. Zenith : Nadir :: ?:?
(a) Indigent : Poverty (b) Zeal : Eagerness
(c) Success : Peak (d) Genuine : Phony
Q73. Pedagogy : Teaching :: ?:?
(a) Telepathy : Emotions (b) Radiology : Sound
(c) Mycology : Fossils (d) Entomology : Insects
Q74. Graceful : Clumsy :: ?:?
(a) Horror : Sympathy (b) Laugh : Cry
(c) Recapitulate : Synopsis (d) Encumber : Burden
Q75. Blizzard : Freeze :: ?:?
(a) Insult : Humiliation (b) Bad : Immoral
(c) Caution : Careless (d) Jealousy : Respect
Q 76-80. Each of these questions given below contains three elements. These elements may or may
not have some inter-linkage. Each group of elements may fit into one of these diagrams at (a), (b),
(c) or (d). You have to indicate the group of elements which correctly fits into the diagrams.
Q76. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Steel, Wood, and Building
Material?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q77. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Females, Doctors, and
Patients?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)
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Q78. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Males, Fathers and Human
Being?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q79. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Doctors, Teachers and
Engineers?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q80. Which of the following diagrams indicates the best relation between Detectives, Spies and Men with
Beards?
(a) (b)

(c) (d)

Q81-85. Each of the following questions consists of two sets of figures. Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
constitute the Problem Set while figures (a), (b), (c) and (d) constitute the Answer Set. There is a
definite relationship between figures (1) and (2). Establish a similar relationship between figures (3)
and (4) by selecting a suitable figure from the Answer Set that would replace the question mark (?)
in fig.(4).
Q81.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q82.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q83.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q84.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q85.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q86-90. In each problem, out of the four figures marked (a) (b) (c) and (d), three are similar in a
certain manner. However, one figure is not like the other three. Choose the figure which is different
from the rest.
Q86.

(a) (b) (c) ` (d)


Q87.

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


Q88.

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


Q89.

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


Q90.

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


Q91-95. In each of the following questions, select a figure from amongst the four alternatives, which
when placed in the blank space of figure (X) would complete the pattern.
Q91.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q92.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


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Q93.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q94.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q95.

(X) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q96-100. Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked 1,2,3,4 and 5 called the
Problem Figures followed by four other figures marked (a), (b), (c) and (d) called the Answer
Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as
established by the five Problem Figures.
Q96. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q97. Problem Figures: Answer Figures

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q98. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q99. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)


Q100. Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) (c) (d)

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