1.
What is 50% of 12?
Correct Answer
B. 6
Explanation
To find 50% of a number, we divide the number by 2. In this case, we divide 12 by 2, which gives us 6. Therefore, 6 is 50% of 12.
2.
The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?
Correct Answer
A. 4 years
Explanation
Let the ages of children be x, (x + 3), (x + 6), (x + 9) and (x + 12) years.
Then, x + (x + 3) + (x + 6) + (x + 9) + (x + 12) = 50
5x = 20
x = 4.
Age of the youngest child = x = 4 years.
3.
Since an immediate change was needed on an emergency basis, _____ by the governor to curtail railway expenditure.
Correct Answer
D. It was proposed
Explanation
The sentence starts with the connector "SINCE" and the blank is after the comma. This means you need a subject, verb or both. Options "A" and "C" are eliminated because they also have connectors. Options "B" is eliminated because it has no subject. Leaving option "D" as the correct option.
4.
A father's age is five times his son's age. Four years ago the father was 9 times older than his son. How old are the father and son at present?
Correct Answer
C. 40yrs and 8yrs
Explanation
You can solve this by rough estimation given you have multiple choice here. You can quickly see that each of the first 3 answers satisfy the condition that the father is currently 5 times the age of the son.
By subtracting 4 years from each age in each answer you will see them as follows:
a: 26 and 2
b: 21 and 1
c: 36 and 4
Now it is clear that the answer is c: 40 and 8 (because 4 x 9 = 36 and 5 x 8 = 40). These questions are why it is important to learn your multiplication tables prior to testing.
5.
How is my mother's sister's brother's wife's child related to me?
Correct Answer
C. Cousin
Explanation
There is an extra relation here to confuse you. The mother's sister's brother is of course the mother's brother. And the brother's wife's child is also the brother's child.
So now you can read it as the mother's brother's child. This is easier to identify the answer as your cousin.
6.
What is twenty percent of 25 % of 20.
Correct Answer
B. 1
Explanation
Work this backwards if it helps. So 25% of 20 = 5 (another way to do this is 20 / 4 = 5).
Then 20% of 5 = 1 (another way to do this is 5 / 5 = 1)
7.
A, e, i, m, q, u, _, _
Correct Answer
A. Y, c
Explanation
The letters are increasing by four increments. You can count this on your hand like this:
Thumb: a
Pointer Finger: b
Middle Finger c
Third finger: d
Pinky finger: e
This shows that each letter is on the thumb and pinky. Make sure you reset each count. So in this case 'e' becomes the thumb (so you sort of count it twice like this).
If you're really in a hurry on this it is a good guess that y,c is the correct response because this is the only answer that has a letter AFTER 'u'.
8.
Which of the following is the odd one out?
Correct Answer
F. F
Explanation
The dot is on the outside in 'f'. In all the other pictures it is on the inside.
9.
Which comes next?
Correct Answer
E.
Explanation
Every second box is the two dots in reverse positions. They are mirror image each time.
10.
Which box is next in the pattern:
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
A blank picture follows the bigger circle.
11.
Correct Answer
C. C
Explanation
The image is a mirror image top to bottom. Or vertically mirrored.
12.
Correct Answer
F. F
Explanation
Four shapes are paired with two shapes. And the shapes are different.
13.
Making it to the bus terminal before noon will give you the.......to do some shopping.
Correct Answer
B. Opportunity
Explanation
This is the only grammatically correct word. The only other word which comes close is 'possibility'. However then the sentence would read "...would make it possible to do some shopping."
14.
Which word is spelled incorrectly in the following paragraph?"I would like to know more about their credentials. It seems unlikely that someone this young could have the required level of experiance for this position."
Correct Answer
D. Experiance
Explanation
Experiance is spelled incorrectly. The correct spelling is 'experience'.
15.
What is 119 - 27?
Correct Answer
B. 92
Explanation
Working our subtraction or addition in your head gets easier with practice. In this case, it can be useful to subtract the '7' first and then the '20'. So 119 - 7 = 112 and then 112 - 20 = 92. This progressive sort of mathematics can be easier to handle. If you're in a rush, the other option is to quickly narrow down to the possible options based on 'partial' solution. In this case we know that 9 - 7 (the final digits) = 2, so the answer MUST be one of the options ending in '2' which narrows down to two possible choices. 50 / 50 is better odds than a plain guess!