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Accenture Placement Paper in KCT Coimbatore
Feb 06, 2010
Questions = 55 ; time limit = 60 minutes…along with that an essay to write in the
same sheet in another 10 minutes. No sectional cut off , no negative marking. Offline
(paper & pen) test
Directions for Questions 1-3 : Choose the option which will correctly fill the blank.
1. I will be here __________- Thursday and Friday.
A. During
B. for
C. until
D. after
Ans: A
2. I have been here ______ three years
A. since
B. from
C. for
D. none of the above
Ans: C
3. The sun rose ______the horizon.
A. below
B. over
C. in
D. above
Ans: D
Directions for Questions 4-6 : Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in
ITALICS from the given options.
4. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines.
A. Range
B. Acrimony
C. Asperity
D. Passion
Ans: A
5. Malice is a feeling that we should always avoid.
A. Spite
B. Envy
C. Hatred
D. Cruelty
Ans: A
6. He was punished for shirking his official work
A. Delegating
B. Slowing
C. avoiding
D. Postponding
Ans: C
Directions for Questions 7-10: Choose the answer option which will correctly fill the
7. Seiko is______ practicing Buddhist
A. an
B. the
C. a
D. none of these
8. ___________ awards ceremony at Kremlin would not normally have attracted so
much attention .
A. A
B. An
C. The
D. All the above
Ans: B
9.He spilled ___________ milk all over the floor
A. A
B. An
C. The
D. none of these
10. I saw _________ movie last night. _____ movie was entertaining.
A. the,A
B. A,the
C. An,A
D. the,the
Directions for Questions 11-14: Read the passage and answer the questions that
follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Disequilibrium at the interface of water and air is a factor on which the transfer of heat
and water vapor from the ocean to the air depends. The air within about a millimeter
of the water is almost saturated with water vapor and the temperature of the air is
close to that of the surface water. Irrespective of how small these differences might
be, they are crucial, and the disequilibrium is maintained by air near the surface
mixing with air higher up, which is typically appreciably cooler and lower in water
vapor content. The turbulence, which takes its energy from the wind mixes the air. As
the speed of wind increases, so does the turbulence, and consequently the rate
of heat and moisture transfer. We can arrive at a detailed understanding of this
phenomenon after further study. The transfer of momentum from wind to water,
which occurs when waves are formed is an interacting -and complicated phenomenon.
When waves are made by the wind, it transfers important amounts of energy-energy,
which is consequently not available for the production of turbulence.
11. This passage principally intends to:
A. resolve a controversy
B. attempt a description of a phenomenon
C. sketch a theory
D. reinforce certain research findings
E. tabulate various observations
Answer : B
12. The wind over the ocean usually does which of the following
according to the given passage?
I. Leads to cool, dry air coming in proximity with the ocean surface.
II. Maintains a steady rate of heat and moisture transfer between the ocean
and the air.
III. Results in frequent changes in the ocean surface temperature.
A. I only
B. II only
C. I and II only
D. II and III only
E. I, II, and III
Answer : A
13. According to the author the present knowledge regarding heat and
moisture transfer from the ocean to air as
A. revolutionary
B. inconsequential
C. outdated
D. derivative
E. incomplete
Answer : E
14. According to the given passage, in case the wind was to decrease until
there was no wind at all, which of the following would occur?
A. The air, which is closest to the ocean surface would get saturated
with water vapor.
B. The water would be cooler than the air closest to the ocean
C. There would be a decrease in the amount of moisture in the air
closest to the ocean surface.
D. There would be an increase in the rate of heat and moisture
E. The temperature of the air closest to the ocean and that of the air
higher up would be the same.
Answer : A
Directions for Questions 15-20: Read the passage and answer the questions that
follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Roger Rosenblatt’s book Black Fiction, manages to alter the approach taken in many
previous studies by making an attempt to apply literary rather than sociopolitical
criteria to its subject. Rosenblatt points out that criticism of Black writing has very
often served as a pretext for an expounding on Blackhistory. The recent work of
Addison Gayle’s passes a judgement on the value of Black fiction by clearly polit ical
standards, rating each work according to the ideas of Black identity, which it
Though fiction results from political circumstances, its author react not in ideological
ways to those circumstances, and talking about novels and stories primarily as
instruments of ideology circumvents much of the fictional enterprise. Affinities and
connections are revealed in the works of Black fiction in Rosenblatt’s literary analysis;
these affinities and connections have been overlooked and ignored by solely political
The writing of acceptable criticism of Black fiction, however, presumes giving
satisfactory answers to a quite a few questions. The most important of all, is there a
sufficient reason, apart from the racial identity of the authors, for the grouping
together of Black authors? Secondly, what is the distinction of Black fiction from other
modern fiction with which it is largely contemporaneous? In the work Rosenblatt
demonstrates that Black fiction is a distinct body of writing, which has an identifiable,
coherent literary tradition. He highlights recurring concerns and designs, which are
independent of chronology in Black fiction written over the past eighty years. These
concerns and designs are thematic, and they come form the central fact of the
predominant white culture, where the Black characters in the novel are situated
irrespective of whether they attempt to conform to that culture or they rebel against
Rosenblatt’s work does leave certain aesthetic questions open. His thematic a nalysis
allows considerable objectivity; he even clearly states that he does not intend to judge
the merit of the various works yet his reluctance seems misplaced, especially since an
attempt to appraise might have led to interesting results. For example, certain novels
have an appearance of structural diffusion. Is this a defeat, or are the authors working
out of, or attempting to forge, a different kind of aesthetic? Apart from this, the style
of certain Black novels, like Jean Toomer’s Cane, verges on expressionism or
surrealism; does this technique provide a counterpoint to the prevalent theme that
portrays the fate against which Black heroes are pitted, a theme usually conveyed by
more naturalistic modes of expressions?
Irrespective of such omissions, w hat Rosenblatt talks about in his work makes for an
astute and worthwhile study. His book very effectively surveys a variety of novels,
highlighting certain fascinating and little -known works like James Weldon Johnson’s
Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man. Black Fiction is tightly constructed, and
levelheaded and penetrating criticism is exemplified in its forthright and lucid style.
15. The author of the passage raises and objection to criticis m of Black
fiction like that by Addison Gayle as it:
A. Highlights only the purely literary aspects of such works
B. Misconceive the ideological content of such fiction
C. Miscalculate the notions of Black identity presented in such fiction
D. Replaces political for literary criteria in evaluating suc h fiction
E. Disregards the reciprocation between Black history and Black
identity exhibited in such fiction.
Answer : D
16. The primary conce rn of the author in the above passage is:
A. Reviewing the validity of a work of criticism
B. Comparing various critical approaches to a subject
C. Talking of the limitations of a particular kind of criticism
D. Recapitulation of the major points in a work of criticism
E. Illustrating the theoretical background of a certain kind of
Answer : A
17. The author is of the opinion that Black Fiction would have been
improved had Rosenblatt:
A. Undertaken a more careful evaluation of the ideological and
historical aspects of Black Fiction
B. Been more objective in his approach to novels and stories by
Black authors
C. Attempted a more detailed exploration of the recurring themes in
Black fiction throughout its history
D. Established a basis for placing Black fiction within its own uniq ue
literary tradition
E. Calculated the relative literary merit of the novels he analyzed
Answer : E
18. Rosenblatt’s discussion of Black Fiction is :
A. Pedantic and contentious
B. Critical but admiring
C. Ironic and deprecating
D. Argumentative but unfocused
E. Stilted and insincere.
Answer : B
19. According to the given passage the author would be LEAST likely to
approve of which among the following?
A. Analyzing the influence of political events on the perso nal
ideology of Black writers
B. Attempting a critical study, which applies sociopolitical criteria to
the autobiographies of Black authors
C. A literary study of Black poetry that appraises the merits
of poems according to the political acceptability of their themes
D. Studying the growth of a distinct Black literary tradition within the
context of Black history
E. Undertaking a literary study, which attempts to isolate aesthetic
qualities unique to Black fiction.
Answer : C
20. From the following options, which does the author not make use of
while discussing Black Fiction?
A. Rhetorical questions
B. Specific examples
C. Comparison and contrast
D. Definition of terms
E. Personal opinion.
Answer : D
Section 2 -Analytical Ability
No. of Questions: 20
Duration in Minutes: 20
21. 10 men can complete a piece of work in 15 days and 15 women can complete the
same work in 12 days. If all
the 10 men and 15 women work together , in how many days will the work get
A. 6
B. 6 1/3
C. 6 2/3
D. 7 2/3
Ans: C
22. if Kamal says ,” Ravi’s mother is the only daughter of my mother”, how is Kamal
related to Ravi ?
A. grandfather
B. father
C. brother
D. none of these
Ans: D
23. If Ramola ranks 14 th in a class of 26, what is her rank from the last?
A. 13
B. 14
C. 15
D. 12
Ans: A
24. If Kalpana remembers that her mother’s birthday is after 11 th August but before
15 th August and her brother
Ramesh remembers that the birthday is before 20 th August but after 13 th August.
If both of them are correct,
when does the birthday of their mother fall?
A. 14 th August
B. 15 th August
C. 13 th August
D. 16 th August
Ans: A
25. A fort has enough food for 45 days for 175 soldiers. If after 15 days 100 soldiers
leave the fort, for how many
more days the food will last?
A. 60
B. 70
C. 80
D. 75
Ans: B
26. The price of petrol is increased by 10%. By how much percent the consumption be
reduced so that the
expenditure remains the same?
A. 8.5
B. 7
C. 10
D. 9
27 A train 120 meters long passes an electric pole in 12 seconds and another train of
same length traveling in
opposite direction in 8 seconds. The speed of the second train is
A. 60 Km
B. 66 Km
C. 72 Km
D. 80 Km
Ans: C
28.A person travels through 5 cities – A, B, C, D, E. Cities E is 2 km west of D. D
is 3 km north-east of A. C is 5
km north of B and 4 km west of A. If this person visits these citiesin the
sequence B – C – A – E – D, what is
the effective distance between cities B and D?
A. 13 km
B. 9 km
C. 10 km
D. 11 km
Ans: A
29. Two identical taps fill 2/5 of a tank in 20 minutes. When one of the taps goes
dry in how many minutes will the
remaining one tap fill the rest of the tank ?
A. 5 minutes
B. 10 minutes
C. 15 minutes
D. 20 minutes
E. None of the above
Ans : C
30. If r = (3p + q)/2 and s = p – q, for which of the following values of p would r2
= s2?
A. 1q/5
B. 10 – 3q/2
C. q – 1
D. 3q
E. 9q/2 – 9
Ans : A
Direction(31-34): In each question below are given three statement followed by 4
conclusions-I,II,III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if
they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusion and
then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements
disregarding commonly known facts.
31. Statements
Some books are pens.
all pens are chairs
some chairs are tables
I. some books are chairs
II. Some chairs are books
III. all tables are chairs
IV. Some tables are chairs
A. All follow
B. Only I,II, and III follow
C. Only I,II, and IV follow
D. Only I,III, and IV follow
Ans: C
32. Statements
All cars are jeeps
All jeeps are buses
All buses are trucks
I. All trucks are buses
II. All buses are jeeps
III. All jeeps are cars
IV. All cars are trucks
A. None follows
B. all follow
C. Only III and IV follow
D. Only IV follow
Ans: D
33. Statements
Some trees are flowers
Some flowers are pencils
Some pencils are tables
I. Some tables are flowers
II. Some pencils are trees
III. Some tables are trees
IV. Some trees are pencils
A. All follow
B. Only I and III follow
C. Only IIand IV follow
D. None follows
Ans: D
34. Statement
All towns are villeges
No village is forest
Some forests are rivers
I. Some forests are villages
II. Some forests are not villages
III. Some rivers are not towns
IV. All villages are town
A. all follow
B. Only either I or II follow
C. Only either I or II or III follow
D. none of these
Ans: D
35. A rectangular tank 10″ by 8″ by 4″ is filled with water. If all of the water is to
be transferred to cube-shaped
tanks, each one 3 inches on a side, how many of these smaller tanks are
A. 9
B. 12
C. 16
D. 21
E. 39
Ans : B
36. The average weight of a class of 24 students is 36 years. When the weight of
the teacher is also included, the
average weight increases by 1kg. What is the weight of the teacher?
A. 60 kgs
B. 61 kgs
C. 37 kgs
D. None of these
Ans : B
37. The proportion of milk and water in 3 samples is 2:1, 3:2 and 5:3. A mixture
comprising of equal quantities of
all 3 samples is made. The proportion of milk and water in the mixture is
A. 2:1
B. 5:1
C. 99:61
D. 227:133
Ans : D
38. A 20 litre mixture of milk and water contains milk and water in the ratio 3 : 2.
10 litres of the mixture is removed
and replaced with pure milk and the operation is repeated once more. At the
end of the two removal and
replacement, what is the ratio of milk and water in the resultant mixture?
A. 17 : 3
B. 9 : 1
C. 3 : 17
D. 5 : 3
Ans : B
39. A team of 8 students goes on an excursion, in two cars, of which one can seat
5 and the other only 4. In how
many ways can they travel?
A. 9
B. 26
C. 126
D. 3920
Ans : C
40. One year payment to the servant is Rs. 200 plus one shirt. The servant leaves
after 9 months and recieves Rs.
120 and a shirt.Then find the price of the shirt.
A. Rs. 80
B. Rs. 100
C. Rs. 120
D. Cannot be determined
Ans :C
Directions for Questions 41-45: Follow the directions given below to answer the
questions that follow. Your answer for each question below would be: A, if ALL THREE
items given in the question are exactly ALIKE. B, if only the FIRST and SECOND items
are exactly ALIKE. C, if only the FIRST and THIRD items are exactly ALIKE. D, if only
the SECOND and THIRD items are exactly ALIKE. E, if ALL THREE items are
A) A
Ans: A
42) 0452-9858762, 0452-9858762, 0452-9858762
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E
Ans: A
A) A
44) 4665.8009291, 4665.7999291, 4665.8009291
A) A
B) B
45)808088080.8080, 808008080.8080, 808088080.8080
A) A
46) If * stands for /, / stands for -,+ stands for * and -stands for +, then 9/8*7+5-
A) 13.3
B) 10.8
C) 10.7
D) 11.4
47) If* stands for /, / stands for -,+ stands for * and -stands for +, then 9/15*9+2-
A) 14.7
B) 15.3
C) 14.1
D) 16.2
48) If * stands for /, / stands for -, + stands for * and – stands for +, then which of
the following is TRUE?
A) 36/12*4+50-8 =-106
B) 12*8/4+50-8 =45.5
C) 36*4/12+36-8 = 4.7
D) 8*36/4+50-8 = 300
49. If x, y, and z are consecutive negative integers, and if x > y > z, which of the
following must be a positive odd integer?
A. xyz
B. (x – y) (y – z)
C. x – yz
D. x(y + z)
E. x + y + z
Ans : B
50. The average age of a group of 12 students is 20years. If 4 more
students join the group, the average age increases by 1 year. The average age of the
new students is
A. 24
B. 26
C. 23
D. 22
Ans : A
Directions for Questions 51-55: Nine individuals – Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S
and R – are the only candidates, who can serve on three committees — A, B
and C, and each candidate should serve on exactly one of the
committees.Committee A should consist of exactly one member more than
committee B.
It is possible that there are no members of committee C.
Among Z, Y and X none can serve on committee A.
Among W, V and U none can serve on committee G.
Among T, S and R none can serve on committee C.
51. In case T and Z are the individuals serving on committee B, how many of
the nine individuals should serve on committee C?
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
E. 7
Ans : B
52. Of the nine individuals, the largest number that can serve together on
committee C is
A. 9
B. 8
C. 7
D. 6
E. 5
Ans : D
53. In case R is the only individual serving on committee B, which among the
following should serve on committee A?
A. W and S
B. V and U
C. V and T
D. U and S
E. T and S
Ans : E
54. In case any of the nine individuals serves on committee C, which among
the following should be the candidate to serve on committee A?
A. Z
B. Y
C. W
D. T
E. S
Ans : C
55. In case T, S and X are the only individuals serving on committee B, the
total membership of committee C should be:
A. Z and Y
B. Z and W
C. Y and V
D. Y and U
E. X and V
Ans : A