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This is a Model AssessmentSection A : General English & Verbal Ability ( 35 Qs)Section B : Aptitude & Logical Reasoning ( 35 Qs) Part C : Story Writing Total Time Allocated ( 50 minutes + 10 Minutes for Part C )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Section A
  • 2. 
    Four pairs of words follow the first pair. Select the pair whose relation most closely matches the first pair. Talkative: Garrulity 
    • A. 

      Garbled: Distorted

    • B. 

      Sensitive: Unsusceptible

    • C. 

      Delinquent: Derelict

    • D. 

      Gullible: Naiveté

  • 3. 
    Four pairs of words follow the first pair. Select the pair whose relation most closely matches the first pair. Pilot: Cockpit 
    • A. 

      Doctor: Hospital

    • B. 

      Man: Mammal

    • C. 

      Dog: Kennel

    • D. 

      Ammeter: Current

  • 4. 
    Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning.Tenacious  
    • A. 

      Unyielding

    • B. 

      Rigid

    • C. 

      Pliable

    • D. 

      Inexorable

  • 5. 
    Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning. Quandary 
    • A. 

      Predicament

    • B. 

      Impasse

    • C. 

      Perplexity

    • D. 

      Certainty

  • 6. 
    In the following question, a part of the sentence has been underlined. Replace the underlined part with the most appropriate choice from the four options provided below. In case no improvement is required, choose the option marked ‘no improvement needed’. Having given up smoking, he had no utilize of a lighter. 
    • A. 

      Use of

    • B. 

      Use for

    • C. 

      Utility

    • D. 

      No improvement needed

  • 7. 
     In the following question, a part of the sentence has been underlined. Replace the underlined part with the most appropriate choice from the four options provided below. In case no improvement is required, choose the option marked ‘no improvement needed’. Sudama was true with his friend Krishna. 
    • A. 

      Of

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      To

    • D. 

      No improvement needed

  • 8. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom. She penned her feelings in a letter and posted it to him. Now, the ball was in his court.  
    • A. 

      The final decision rested on him

    • B. 

      Her letter had reached him

    • C. 

      He had nothing to say

    • D. 

      He was caught in a trap

  • 9. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom. She was so intimidated by the presence of the school principal that she forgot her memorized lines and started to beat around the bush. 
    • A. 

      To run around a nearby bush in fright

    • B. 

      To talk indirectly, without coming to the main point

    • C. 

      To stammer

    • D. 

      To tap her feet in despair

  • 10. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom.Ravi shifted into a new house. His new LCD television cost him an arm and a leg.
    • A. 

      Very little

    • B. 

      Was very expensive

    • C. 

      He hurt himself while carrying in the TV set

    • D. 

      Was fairly priced

  • 11. 
    Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence. A speech delivered without any prior preparation
    • A. 

      Narration

    • B. 

      Argument

    • C. 

      Dialectic

    • D. 

      Extempore

  • 12. 
    Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence. Afternoon nap
    • A. 

      Reprieve

    • B. 

      Truce

    • C. 

      Siesta

    • D. 

      Respite

  • 13. 
    Pick the word/phrase closest in meaning to the given word. Transitory
    • A. 

      Frivolous

    • B. 

      Transient

    • C. 

      Elusive

    • D. 

      Resilient

  • 14. 
    Pick the word/phrase closest in meaning to the given word. Ductile
    • A. 

      Unyielding

    • B. 

      Tractable

    • C. 

      Irresistible

    • D. 

      Alluring

  • 15. 
    The question below consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph. A) It is not as severely shortened as note-making. B) Summarising follows note making. C) If the main points are to be reported we present a summary. D) The purpose of note-making is usually for one’s own personal reference.
    • A. 

      ABCD

    • B. 

      DCAB

    • C. 

      BCAD

    • D. 

      BDCA

  • 16. 
    In the question below, there is a sentence with jumbled up parts. Rearrange these parts, which are labelled A, B, C and D to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. In poor countries…......... A) for cooking B) local forests are C) to procure firewood D) being decimated in order
    • A. 

      ACBD

    • B. 

      BDCA

    • C. 

      BACD

    • D. 

      DCAB

  • 17. 
    The sentence below is divided into three parts. Identify where the error lies. If there is no error, select the option ‘no error’. Crops are usually growing faster in rainy season than in winter.
    • A. 

      Crops

    • B. 

      Are usually growing faster

    • C. 

      In rainy season than in winter

    • D. 

      No error

  • 18. 
    He question below consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph. A) When French painter Jean Dubuffet mooted the concept of ‘art brut’ in the 1940s, the art of the untrained visionary was of minority interest. B) This genre is described as the art of those who ‘have no right’ to be artists as they have received no formal training, yet show talent and artistic insight. C) From its almost veiled beginnings, ‘outsider art’, has gradually become the fastest growing area of interest in contemporary art internationally. D) Their works are a stimulating contrast to a lot of mainstream offerings.
    • A. 

      DCAB

    • B. 

      ACBD

    • C. 

      ABCD

    • D. 

      DCBA

  • 19. 
    In the town of Agra there lived a rich businessman. But he was also quite a miser. Various people used to flock outside his house everyday hoping for some kind of generosity, but they always had to return home disappointed. He used to ward them off with false promises and then never lived up to his word. Then one day, a poet named Raidas arrived at his house and said that he wanted to read out his poems to the rich man. As the rich man was very fond of poetry, he welcomed him in with open arms.   Raidas started to recite all his poems one by one. The rich man was very pleased and especially so when he heard and especially so when he heard the poem that Raidas had written on him. In those days it was a custom for rich man and kings to show their appreciation through a reward or a gift, as that was the only means of earning that a poor poet possessed. So the rich man promised Raidas some gifts and asked him to come and collect them the next day, Raidas was pleased.   The next morning when he arrived at the house, the rich man pretended that he had never laid eyes on him before. When Raidas reminded him of his promise, he said that although Raidas was a good poet he liked the poems which were written on him and rest of the poems were very ordinary. He also said that he had earlier promised a reward to Raidas not because he was really pleased or impressed but to simply encourage him. Raidas was extremely upset, but as there was nothing that he could do, he quietly left the house. On his way home he saw his brother Kuber riding a horse. So he stopped him and asked for his help after narrating the whole incident. Kuber took him to his own house in order to come up with a plan. Alter giving it to some thought he asked Raidas to go to a friend’s house with five gold coins and request the friend to plan a dinner where the rich man would also be invited. He then narrated his plan to him.Raidas had one trustworthy friend whose name was Mayadas. So he went up to him and told him his plan. The next day, Mayadas went to the rich man’s house and invited him for the dinner. He said that he intended to serve his guests in vessels of gold, which the guests would get to take home after the meal. The rich man was thrilled to hear this and jumped at the offer. After the rich man arrived at Mayadas house, he was surprised to see no other guests there but Raidas. Anyhow, they welcomed him in and started a polite conversation. The rich man had come on an empty stomach and so was hungrier by the minute. Finally at midnight the rich man could bear his hunger no longer and asked Mayadas to serve the food. Mayadas sounded extremely surprised when he asked him what food he was talking about. The rich man tried to remind him that he had been invited for dinner. At this point Raidas asked him for the proof of the invitation. The rich man had no answer. At the point Raidas reminded the rich man of the same treatment that he had meted out to him. The rich man realized his mistake and begged for forgiveness. He said that Raidas was a good poet and had not asked him for any reward. He himself had promised to give him some gifts and then cheated him out of them. To make up for his mistake he took out the necklace that he was wearing and gifted it to Raidas. Then they all sat down to eat a happy meal
  • 20. 
    • A. 

      He was thrilled to have dinner for free.

    • B. 

      No one had ever invited him over for dinner since he was very miserly.

    • C. 

      Mayadas had promised to serve in gold dishes which the guests were allowed to take home with them.

    • D. 

      Mayadas had promised many delicacies in the dinner.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      It was Raidas’s brother Kuber’s plan to teach the rich businessman a lesson.

    • B. 

      The rich businessman had to return empty stomach from Mayada’s house.

    • C. 

      Mayadas was a trustworthy friend of the rich businessman.

    • D. 

      All are true

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A house divided against it cannot stand.

    • B. 

      A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

    • C. 

      Never make a promise.

    • D. 

      Never go back on your promises.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following best describes Kuber?
    • A. 

      Manipulative

    • B. 

      Clever

    • C. 

      Miserly

    • D. 

      Influential

  • 24. 
    Livingstone deserves the credit of which of the following?
    • A. 

      For expanding his empire.

    • B. 

      For enjoying the wildlife of the continent.

    • C. 

      For exploring part of Africa and living among the tribals.

    • D. 

      For quenching his thirst of living in the company of nature.

  • 25. 
    In the sentence given below a part is underlined and for that part options are given. Choose the most suitable option that can replace the underlined part.This buggy has been adapted to a three year old kid .
    • A. 

      For a three year old kid

    • B. 

      From a three year old kid

    • C. 

      Into a three year old kid

    • D. 

      By a three year old kid

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 26. 
    In the sentence given below a part is underlined and for that part options are given. Choose the most suitable option that can replace the underlined part.He lives in Asia since 1995.
    • A. 

      Had lived in Asia since

    • B. 

      Has lived in Asia since

    • C. 

      Continues to live in Asia since

    • D. 

      Has been living in Asia since

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 27. 
    In the following question there are two sentences. Each sentence has a blank in it. Five options are given below the sentence pair. Choose the option that fits both the blanks. When the judge entered the bailiff ....... to greet him. A ....... by any other name smells just as sweet.
    • A. 

      Stood up

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Damsel

    • D. 

      Forgot

    • E. 

      Pumpkin pie

  • 28. 
    The given sentence has been divided into parts out of which a part may contain grammatical error. Choose the part which has grammatical error or else choose ‘No error’ as your answer. He gave me (a)/ an account of all the people (b) / he met when he (c)/ is on official tour(d).
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      No Error

  • 29. 
    Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition He comes ______ a family which has a passion _______ playing cricket.
    • A. 

      From, in

    • B. 

      Off, for

    • C. 

      Of, in

    • D. 

      Of, for

  • 30. 
    Select the correctly spelled word
    • A. 

      Surveilance

    • B. 

      Survelliance

    • C. 

      Surveillance

    • D. 

      Servellence

  • 31. 
    Find the odd term from the given 4 options which does not belong to the group of remaining options.
    • A. 

      Vulture

    • B. 

      Doves

    • C. 

      Kingfishers

    • D. 

      Kiwi

  • 32. 
    Choose the pair of words which have a similar relationship to that between the given pair of words: If Charles Darwin is to biologist, then Archimedes is to ______________.
    • A. 

      mathematics

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Literature

    • D. 

      Religion

  • 33. 
    Select the most effective word from the options given below to fill in the blank and complete the sentence meaningfully. A ___________ of advisers.
    • A. 

      Army

    • B. 

      board

    • C. 

      Crowd

    • D. 

      Council

  • 34. 
    Select the correctly spelled word
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Rythem

  • 35. 
    Choose the pair of words which have a similar relationship to that between the given pair of words: Aligator : reptiles
    • A. 

      Monkey : amphibians

    • B. 

      Monkey : mammals

    • C. 

      Monkey : aquatics

    • D. 

      Monkey : rhodents

  • 36. 
    Choose the pair of words which have a relationship similar to that between the given pair of words: Sum: Plus
    • A. 

      Subtract:Minus

    • B. 

      Donkey:Cart

    • C. 

      Life: Death

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    The given sentence has been divided into 5 parts out of which a part may contain grammatical error. Select the part having grammatical error as answer else mark option 'e' i.e. (No correction required)' as the answer. A boy who is (1) / constantly hesitating about (2) / which of any two tasks (3) / he will do first, will ultimately do either. (4) / No correction required. (5)
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      No Correction Required

  • 38. 
    3/4th of a number exceeds its 2/3rd by 8. What is the number?
    • A. 

      96

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      72

    • D. 

      144

  • 39. 
    The timing of a college is from 12 p.m to 4.20 p.m. Five lectures are held in the given duration and a break of 5 minutes after each lecture is given to the students. Find the duration of each lecture.
    • A. 

      52 minutes

    • B. 

      45 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

    • D. 

      48 minutes

  • 40. 
    For a road work, a contractor was given a deadline to complete the work in 25 days. Hence, he employed a certain number of workers to accomplish the job. But from the very first day 9 workers were absent and the remaining workers could finish the work in 40 days. What number of workers did the contractor hired in the beginning?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      16

  • 41. 
    A inlet pipe can fill a tank in 12 hours and an outlet pipe can empty the tank in 16 hours. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, find the time taken to fill the tank.
    • A. 

      36 hours

    • B. 

      12 hours

    • C. 

      4 hours

    • D. 

      48 hours

  • 42. 
    A container contains 30 liters of milk. From this container 5 liter of milk was taken out and replaced by water. This process was repeated further two times. How much milk is now contained by the container?
    • A. 

      18.45 liter

    • B. 

      23.44 liter

    • C. 

      17.36 liter

    • D. 

      21.87 liter

  • 43. 
    An empty bottle weighs 1/6th of the full bottle. When a certain percent of water was removed and the bottle was weighed, the weight of the bottle turned out to be 1/3rd of the bottle when it was full. What is the percent of water removed?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      85%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 44. 
    A cab on its way to Bangalore overtakes an auto also going in the same direction at 11 am. The cab reaches Bangalore at 1.30 pm and starts the return journey after taking a break of 1 hour. On its way back it meets the auto at 3 pm. At what time will the auto reach Bangalore?
    • A. 

      3 p.m.

    • B. 

      3.30 p.m

    • C. 

      5 p.m

    • D. 

      4 p.m

  • 45. 
    If 10 bulls can plough 20 identical fields in 3 days working 10 hours a day, then in how many days can 30 bulls plough 32 same identical fields working 8 hours a day?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 46. 
    Find number which is 70% less than 60.
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      42

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      40

  • 47. 
    In a class, 20% of the students were absent for an exam. 30% failed by 20 marks and 10% just passed. Find the average score of the class if the remaining students scored an average of 65 marks and the cut off for passing the exam is 40.
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      49

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      40

  • 48. 
    A shopkeeper sells his goods at cost price but uses a faulty meter that weighs 950 grams. Find the profit percent.
    • A. 

      100/17%

    • B. 

      100/23%

    • C. 

      100/19%

    • D. 

      100/13%

  • 49. 
    The batting average of a particular batsman is 60 runs in 46 innings. If the difference in his highest and lowest score is 150 runs and his average excluding these two innings is 58 runs, find his highest score.
    • A. 

      179

    • B. 

      208

    • C. 

      210

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 50. 
    W, S, Q, M, ?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      J

    • C. 

      K

    • D. 

      L

  • 51. 
    -2, 5, 24, 61, ?
    • A. 

      122

    • B. 

      124

    • C. 

      118

    • D. 

      120

  • 52. 
    Earth travels around Sun @ approximately 18.5 miles/second. This speed is how many miles per hour?
    • A. 

      1,080

    • B. 

      1,160

    • C. 

      64,800

    • D. 

      66,600

  • 53. 
    If S were twice as old as he is, he would be 40 years older than J. J is 10 years younger than S. How old is S?
    • A. 

      20 yrs

    • B. 

      30 yrs

    • C. 

      40 yrs

    • D. 

      50 yrs

  • 54. 
    A produces 120 bolts/40 seconds; B produces 100/20 seconds. If the two run simultaneously, how many seconds will it take for them to produce a total of 200 bolts?
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      28

    • D. 

      32

  • 55. 
    A sum of money was to be divided amongst A and B in the ratio of 2:3. If the money is divided in the ratio of 3: 2, A will benefit by Rs. 75. The total money is
    • A. 

      Rs 325

    • B. 

      Rs 375

    • C. 

      Rs 250

    • D. 

      Rs 225

  • 56. 
    If one man or two women or three boys can do a piece of work in 22 days, then the same piece of work will be done by 1 man, 1 boy and 1 woman in:
    • A. 

      8 days

    • B. 

      6 days

    • C. 

      12 days

    • D. 

      11 days

  • 57. 
    The average age of a father and his only son is 25% more than the average age of that boy and his mother. When that boy was born, his mother was 30 years old and his father was 40 years old. Find the present age of father.
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      48

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      45

  • 58. 
    A vessel is filled to its capacity with pure milk. Ten litres are withdrawn from it and replaced by water. This procedure is repeated again. The vessel now has 32 litres of milk. Find the capacity of the vessel (in litres).
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      55

  • 59. 
    If n = 1 + x, where x is the product of 4 consecutive positive integers, then which of the following is/are true? 1. n is odd; 2. n is prime 3. n is a perfect square
    • A. 

      1 and 3 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      1 only

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 60. 
    After the division of a number successively by 3,4,7 , the remainders obtained are 2, 1 and 4 respectively. What will be the remainder if 84 divides the same number?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      76

    • C. 

      41

    • D. 

      53

  • 61. 
    A can build a wall in the same time in which B and C together can do it. If A and B together could do it in 25 days and C alone in 35 days, in what time could B alone do it?
    • A. 

      175 days

    • B. 

      100 days

    • C. 

      90 days

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 62. 
    Sum of a number and its square is 182. What is the number?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      28

  • 63. 
    C.P of 12 pens = S.P. of 8 pens. Calculate the gain percentage.
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      33%

    • C. 

      37%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 64. 
    If 1+ 1/x = 2 - 2/x then x =
    • A. 

      -1

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      2/3

    • D. 

      3

  • 65. 
    P made a profit of 15% by selling an article. Had he bought the articles for Rs.2 less, he would have made a profit of 20%. The cost price of the article is -
    • A. 

      48

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      46

    • D. 

      24

  • 66. 
    300 gm of sugar solution has 40% sugar. How much sugar should be added to make it 50% in the solution?
    • A. 

      55 g

    • B. 

      60 g

    • C. 

      70 g

    • D. 

      40 g

  • 67. 
    There are rabbits and pigeons. There are 200 heads and 580 legs. How many pigeons are there?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      110

    • D. 

      130

  • 68. 
    4 waiters can serve 250 dishes in 8 days by working 5 hours/day. For how many hours/day would 2 waiters have to work to serve 500 dishes in 20 days?
    • A. 

      6 hr s/ day

    • B. 

      7 hr s/ day

    • C. 

      8 hr s/ day

    • D. 

      9 hr s/ day

  • 69. 
    A rectangular room can be partitioned into two equal square rooms by a 7 m long partition. Find the area of the rectangular room.
    • A. 

      49 sq. m

    • B. 

      98 sq. m

    • C. 

      147 sq. m

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 70. 
    Two trains are moving in opposite directions. Their lenghts are 100 m each and they cross each other in 8 seconds. The speed of one train is twice that of other. Find the speed of the faster train.
    • A. 

      75 kmph

    • B. 

      60 kmph

    • C. 

      50 kmph

    • D. 

      30 kmph

  • 71. 
    Total age of A and B is 12 years more than the total age of B and C. By how many years is C younger than A?
    • A. 

      12 Years

    • B. 

      24 Years

    • C. 

      Data Insufficient

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 72. 
    A and B started a business together. Their investment is in the ratio 3:2. Out of the total profit made, 5% goes to charity. A gets Rs 855 as his share. What is the total profit?
    • A. 

      1425

    • B. 

      Rs. 1450

    • C. 

      1500

    • D. 

      1576

  • 73. 
    40 feet rope is cut into 2. One piece is 18 feet longer than the other. What is the length of the shorter piece?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      22

  • 74. 
    If a non leap year has two consecutive months with the thirteenth day on Friday, what are the months?
    • A. 

      January and February

    • B. 

      February and March

    • C. 

      March and April

    • D. 

      April and May

  • 75. 
    Three numbers are in the ratio 3:4:5. The sum of their squares is Rs 1250. What is the sum of numbers?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      90

  • 76. 
    • A. 

      2500

    • B. 

      1500

    • C. 

      3500

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 77. 
    Find the sum of all 2 digit numbers divisible by 3.
    • A. 

      1665

    • B. 

      2008

    • C. 

      1600

    • D. 

      1565

  • 78. 
  • 79. 
    Type response below