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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 blank.
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 surface.
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 transfer.
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 Black history. The recent work of Addison Gayle’s passes a judgement on the value of Black fiction by clearly political standards, rating each work according to the ideas of Black identity, which it propounds.
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 studies.
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 it.
Rosenblatt’s work does leave certain aesthetic questions open. His thematic analysis 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, what 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 criticism 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 such fiction
E.      Disregards the reciprocation between Black history and Black identity exhibited in such fiction.
Answer : D
16.  The primary concern 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 criticism.
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 unique literary tradition
E.      Calculated the relative literary merit of the novels he analyzed thematically.
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 personal 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 completed?
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 14th 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 11th August but before 15th August and her brother    
       Ramesh  remembers that the birthday is before 20th August but after 13th August. If both of them are correct, 
       when does the birthday of their mother fall?
A. 14th August 
B. 15th August
 C. 13th August 
D. 16th 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 villages
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 needed?
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 DIFFERENT.
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+5-10=?
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+2-9=?
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
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. If you look ___ the window you can see the traffic moving________ the road ___ afast pace
A. at, across, in
B. through, along, at
C. over, across, at
D. at, along , in
Ans: B
2. Sheela ran blindly_ the road and was nearly knocked _______    ________  a lorry.
A. at, out, in
B. across, along, at
C. through, across, at
D. across, down , by
Ans: B
3. I stood ________ the bridge and watched the flowing water _______ it and the sky ______.
A. on, under, above
B. across, under, at
C. through, under, above
D. on, down , above
Ans: B
Directions for Questions 4-6 : Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in ITALICS from the given options 
4. A bone got stuck in his gullet
A. Chest
B. Throat
C. Stomach
D. Molars
Ans: B
5. It is a scandal that the murderer was  declared innocent
B.Disgraceful action
D.Silly notion
Ans: B
6. The police need tangible proof of his guilt before they can act against him.
C.Clear and certain
Ans: C
Directions for Questions 7-10: Choose the answer option which will correctly fill the blank.
7. I saw _____ man walking along_____  road. He was not _____ ordinary man
C.the, a, an
D.a, the, an
Ans: D
8. Yesterday I heard  ________ interesting story which is ___ best I have ever heard.
A.a, an
B.the,a, the
D.the, an
Ans: C
9. What _____ strange name to give ______ cat
D. the, an
Ans: A
10. __________ postman has put _______ letter under ________door
C.the, a, the
D.a, the, an
Ans: C
Directions for Questions 11-16: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Everyone conforms to infancy, infancy conforms to nobody, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it. So God has armed youth and puberty and manhood no less with its own piquancy and charm, and made it enviable and gracious and its claims not to be put by, if it will stand by itself. Do not think the youth has no force, because he cannot speak to you and me. Hark! In the next room his voice is sufficiently clear and emphatic. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors very unnecessary.
The healthy attitude of human nature can be seen in the nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one. A boy is in the parlor what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on such people and facts as pass by, he tries and sentences them on their merits, in the swift, summary way of boys, as good, bad, interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome. He never cumbers himself regarding consequences, about interests and he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You should court him: he will not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality.
These are the voices, which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Everywhere society is conspiring against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is joint – stock company, in which members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. It is averse to self-reliance. What it loves is names and customs and not realities and creators.
Whosoever is a man has to be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that to this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only right is what is after me constitution, the only wrong what is against it. A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right. I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude truth in all ways.
I shun father and mother and wife and brother, when my genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the doorpost, whim. I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation. Except me not to show cause why I seek or why I exclude company. Then, again, do not tell me, as a good man did not to-day, of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the time, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong. There is a class of person to whom by all spiritual affinity I am bought and sold; for them I will go to prison, if need be; but your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at collage of fools; the building of meeting – house to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots; and the thousand fold Relief Societies; – though I confess with shame I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold.
If you refuse to conform, you can experience the displeasure of the world. Hence, a man should know how to estimate a sour face. The by – standers look askance on him in the public street or in the friend’s parlor. In case this aversion originates from contempt and resistance similar to his own, it might result in a sad countenance; but the sour faces of the multitude, like their sweet faces, have no deep cause, but are caused by reasons as diverse as the direction of the wind and what he reads in the newspapers. Yet is the discontent of the multitude more formidable than that of the senate and the collage.
Another factor, which frightens us from self – trust in our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them.
But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?
This is a rather silly consistency in our minds, which is adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Uniformly a great soul has almost nothing to do, he could just occupy himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words; and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. – ”Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.” – Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. What can be considered to be truly great is to be misunderstood.
11.Which of the following statements would best describe the main theme of the above passage?
A.”A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little mind.”
B.”Eternal youth means eternal independence.”
C.”Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
D.”Colleges are designed to educate fools.”
E.”Infancy conforms to nobody.”
Answer : C
12.When is the period during which we are most nonconformist?
E.old age
Answer : A
13.In his statement ”What can be considered to be truly great is to be misunderstood” the author means:
A.One should refrain from saying, what one exactly means
B.Being misunderstood, equals being great
C.All great man have always been misunderstood
D.Even though a person might be considered inconsistent, he shouldn’t hesitate to change his mind if he feels the need to.
E.It is seldom, that nice people succeed
Answer : D
14.As inferred from the passage, the refusal of young people to cater to accept public opinion is:
A.A feature of the rebelliousness of youth
B.A healthy attitude of human nature
C.A manifestation of deep – seated immaturity
D.Simply bad manners
E.Part of growing up
Answer : B
15.”Society is a joint-stock company etc.” is one way which the author shows
A.The anti-culture attitude of the public
B.Society is highly organized and structured
C.The self-rejection of society
D.The lack of room for solitude in our world
E.The public’s interest in the stock market
Answer : C
16.” I would write on the lintels of the doorpost, whim.” What does the author mean by this statement:
A.That one should renounce his immediate family
B.That signposts have an important educational function in our society
C.That an impulsive action may have a subsequent rational explanation
D.That one must never be held responsible for what one says and does
E.That everyone should do foolish things occasionally
Answer : C
Directions for Questions 17-20: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Certain scraps of evidence bear out those who hold a very high opinion of the average level of culture among the Athenians of the great age. Pericles’s funeral speech is undoubtedly the most famous evidence from Athenian literature, that its level was indeed high. However, Pericles was a politician, and it is possible that he was flattering his audience. We know that thousands of Athenians sat hour after hour in the theater listening to the plays of the great Greek dramatists. The Greek plays, particularly the tragedies, maintained an extremely high intellectual level throughout, with no letdowns, no concessions to the lowbrows or to the demands of ”realism”, like the gravediggers scene in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The music and dancing seen in these plays were also of an equally high level. The best modern parallel can be seen in the restrained, difficult opera of the 18th century. The comparison is no doubt dangerous, but can you imagine almost the entire population of an American city (in suitable installments, of course) sitting through performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni or Gluck’s Orpheus? Perhaps the Athenian masses went to these plays because of a lack of other amusements. They could at least understand something of what went on, since the subjects were part of their folklore. Undoubtedly the theme of grand opera is not part of the folklore of the American people.
17.From the passage it is evident that the author seems to question the sincerity of
C.opera goers
D.”low brows”
Answer : A
18.According to the author the average American
A.Enjoys Hamlet
B.Loves folklore
C.Is not able to understand grand opera
D.Seeks a high cultural level
E.Lacks entertainment.
Answer : C
19.From the passage, we can say that the author’s attitude toward Greek plays is one of
A.Qualified approval
B.Grudging admiration
C.Studied indifference
D.Partial hostility
E.Great respect.
Answer : E
20.The author makes a suggestion that Greek plays
A.Were demanding on the actors
B.Flattered their audiences
C.Were focussed on a limited audience
D.Were dominated by music and dancing
E.Stimulated their audiences.
Answer : E
Section 2 -Analytical Ability
No. of Questions: 20
Duration in Minutes: 20
21.There are 4 boys and 3 girls. What is the probability the boys and girls sit alternately?
           Ans 1/35
22. Two trains are 2 kms apart. Speed of one train is 20m/s and the other train is running at 30 m/s .Lengths of the 
       trains are 200 and 300m. In how much time do the trains cross each other?
       Ans 50 seconds
23 Four horses are tethered at the four corners of a square of side 14cm such that two horses along the same side can 
     just reach each other. They were able to graze the area in 11 days. How many days will they take in order to graze 
     the left out area?
    Ans. 3
24. Let A and B be two solid spheres such that the surface area of B is 300% higher than the surface area of A. The 
      volume of A is found to be k% lower than the volume of B. The value of k must be
Ans: D
25 if the ratio of work done by (x-1) men in (x+1)days to the work done by (x+2)men in (x-1)days is 9:10, then x is 
      equal to

26. The amount of water (in ml) that should be added to reduce 9 ml lotion, containing 50% alcohol, to a lotion 
       containing 30%  alcohol, is:
A. 5 ml
B. 4 ml
C. 3 ml
D. 6 ml
27. The average age of 8 persons in a committee is increased by 2 years when two men aged 35 years and 45 years 
      are substituted by two women. The average age of these two women is:
A. 52 years
B. 56 years
C. 48 years
D. 44 years

28. A mixture of 40 liters of milk and water contains 10% water. How much water should be
      added to this so that water may be 20% in the new mixture? 
A.6.5 liters
B. 5 liters
C. 4 liters
D. 7.5 liters
29. If the price of gold increases by 30%, find by how much the quantity of ornaments must be reduced so that the 
      expenditure may remain the same as before?
 A. 30%
 B. 23 1/3 %
 C. 20%
 D. 19%
30. A box contains 5 brown and 4 white socks. A man takes out two socks. The probability that they are of the same 
      color is:
A 5/18
B 1/6
C 5/108
C 4/9
31. Which of the following will come in place of the Question Mark (?) in the following sequence?

        6C7, 5F10, 11J14, 15O19, ?
A 25U20
B 20U25
C 20U24
D 19U25
32. If Table is called Chair, Chair is called Cot, Cot is called Pot and Pot is called
      Filter, where does a person sit.
A.  Pot
B. Cot
C. Chair
D Filter
33. Pointing to a photograph Arun said, ‘she is the mother of my brother’s son’s wife’s daughter.’ How is Arun related 
      to the lady?
A. Uncle
B. Daughter-in-law
C. Cousin
D.  None of these
Ans: B
34. I am facing west. I turn 45° in the clockwise direction and then 180° in same direction and then 270° 
      anticlockwise. Which direction am I facing now?

        A. South-west
        B.  South
        C. West
        D. North-West

35. After a get-together every person present shakes the hand of every other person. If there were 105 hands-shakes 
       in all, how many persons were present in the party?

        A 15
        B 14
        C 13
        D 16

36.  Four friends were playing a game of cards sitting in a circle. Shankar was right to Ram and Gopal was left to 
       Arvind. Which one of the following pairs were partners?

        A Ram and Shankar
        B Gopal and Shankar
        C  Ram and Arvind
        D Gopal and Ram

37. A boy goes to see a film and finds a man who is his relative. The man is the husband of the sister of his mother. 
      How is the man related to the boy?

        A. Brother
        B. Nephew
        C. Uncle
        D. None of these

38.  In a month of 31 days, the third Wednesday falls on the 15th. What will be the last day of that month?

        A Fifth Thursday
        B Fifth Wednesday
        C Fourth Sunday
        D Fifth Friday

39. A class consists of 100 students, 25 of them are girls and 75 boys; 20 of them are rich and remaining poor; 40 of 
      them are fair complexioned. The probability of selecting a fair complexioned rich girl is:

        A.  0.05
        B.  0.04
        C.  0.02
        D.  0.08

40.Ram walks 10M South from his house, turns left and walks 23M. Again turns left and walks 40M, then turns right 
     and walks 5M to reach his school. In which direction is the school from his house?

        A  East
        B North-East
        C  South-West
        D North
Directions for Questions 41-44: 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 DIFFERENT.
41)11100110101.1110, 11100110101.1110, 1111001101.1110
A) A
42) 1156894.5656, 1156894.5656, 1158694.5656
A) A
B) B
43) 0485-2584621, 0485-2584821,  0485-2584621
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E
  Ans: C
A) A
Directions for Questions 45 to 47: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Seven varsity basketball players (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) are to be honoured at a special luncheon. The players will be seated on the dais in a row. A and G have to leave the luncheon early and so must be seated at the extreme right. B will receive the most valuable player’s trophy and so must be in the centre to facilitate presentation. C and D are bitter rivals and therefore must be seated as far apart as possible.
45. Which of the following cannot be seated at either end?
        Ans: C
46. Which of the following pairs cannot be seated together?
A. B&D
D.E & A
        Ans: D
47. Which of the following pairs cannot occupy the seats on either side of B?
D.C & F
        Ans: C
Directions for Questions  48 to 50: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
A, B, C, D, E, and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives, one professor, one engineer, one accountant and one lawyer in the group. There are only two married couples in the group. The lawyer is married to D, who is a housewife. No woman in the group is either an engineer or an accountant. C, the accountant, is married to F, who is a professor. A is married to a housewife. E is not a housewife.
48. Which of the following is one of the married couples?
A.A &B
D. A & D
        Ans: D
49. What is E’s profession?
        Ans: A
50. How many members of the group are males?
D.Cannot be determined.
         Ans: C 
Directions for Questions 51-55:Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A B D F G H and K are seven members of a family . They belong to three generations . There are two married couples belonging to two different generation. D is son of H and is married to K. F is granddaughter of B. G’s father is grandfather of A. B’s husband is father-in -law of K. H has only one son.
   51. How is F related to G?
            A. Son
            B. Nephew
            C. Niece
            D. data inadequate
            E. None of these
            Ans: A
   52. How is H related to B?
            A. Father
            B. Father-in-law
            C. Uncle
            D. data inadequate
            E. None of these
 Ans: E
  53. How is K related to G?
             A. Sister-in-law
            B. Sister
            C. Niece
            D. data inadequate
            E. None of these
             Ans: C
   54. Which of the following is the , pair of married ladies?
            A. HK
            B. HD
            C. KF
            D. BF
            E. None of these
             Ans: D
   55. How many female members are there among them?
            A. Two
            B. Three
            C. Four
            D. data inadequate
            E. None of these
             Ans: E

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. This train travels from London ______ Paris.
B. to
         Ans: B
2. We stood at the back ______ the theater.
Ans: of
3. I will work _________ five o’clock.
Directions for Questions 4-6 : Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in ITALICS from the given options.
4. The antidote to these problems is hard to find
A.Cause for
B.Result of
C.Remedy for
D.Consequence of
E.None of these
5. Because of a family feud , he never spoke to his aife’s parents.
E.None of these
Ans: D
6. The article is written in a very lucid style.
E.None of these
Directions for Questions 7-10: Choose the answer option which will correctly fill the blank.
7. _________ man ran into the street. A car hit ____ man.
    A) A, the
    B) An, the
    C) the, the
    D) A, the
8. The interesting thing about _____ Romans is all the roads that they built in Britain.
C.none of these
9. Albert Einstein was _____ famous scientist. Einstein won _______ Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.Einstein left his country and
    lived in ___________States until he died in 1955.
A) A, the, an
B) A, the, the
C) A, an, the
D) An, an, the
Ans: B
10. Are you shopping for ________ health club to join so you can get in shape? Shop wisely! You could end up choosing
      ___________wrong club and losing more money than pounds.
A) the, an
B) the, the
C) A,  the
D) An, the
Ans: C
Directions for Questions 11-16: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
The pioneers of the teaching of science imagined that its introduction into education would remove the conventionality, artificiality, and backward-lookingness which were characteristic;of classical studies, but they were gravely disappointed. So, too, in  their time had the humanists thought that the study of the classical authors in the original would banish at once the dull pedantry and superstition of mediaeval scholasticism. The professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them, and has almost managed to make the understanding of chemical reactions as dull and as dogmatic an affair as the reading of Virgil’s Aeneid. The chief claim for the use of science in education is that it
teaches a child something about the actual universe in which he is    living, in making him acquainted with the results of scientific discovery, and at the same time teaches him how to think logically and inductively by studying scientific method. A certain limited
success has been reached in the first of these aims, but practically none at all in the second. Those privileged members of the community who have been through a secondary or public school education may be expected to know something about the elementary physics and chemistry of a hundred years ago, but they probably know hardly more than any bright boy can pick up from an interest in wireless or scientific hobbies out of school hours. As to the learning of scientific method, the whole thing is palpably a farce. Actually, for the convenience of teachers and the  requirements of the examination system, it is necessary that the  pupils not only do not learn scientific method but learn precisely  the reverse, that is, to believe exactly what they are told and to reproduce it when asked, whether it seems nonsense to them or not. The way in which educated people respond to such quackeries  as spiritualism or astrology, not to say more dangerous ones such as racial theories or currency myths, shows that fifty years of    education in the method of science in Britain or Germany has produced no visible effect whatever. The only way of learning the method of science is the long and bitter way of personal experience, and, until the educational or social systems are altered  to make this possible, the best we can expect is the production of a  minority of people who are able to acquire some of the techniques of science and a still smaller minority who are able to use and  develop them.
 11. The author implies that the ‘professional schoolmaster’ has
A. no interest in teaching science
B.thwarted attempts to enliven education
C.aided true learning
D.supported the humanists
E.been a pioneer in both science and humanities.
        Ans: B
12. The author’s attitude to secondary and public school education in the sciences is
         Ans: E
13. The word ‘palpably’ most nearly means
C. tentatively
D. markedly
E. ridiculously
       Ans: B
14. The author blames all of the following for the failure to impart scientific method through the education system except
A.poor teaching
B.examination methods
C.lack of direct experience
D.the social and education systems
E.lack of interest on the part of students
       Ans: E
15. If the author were to study current education in science to see how things have changed since he wrote the piece, he would
      probably be most interested in the answer to which of the following questions? 
A.Do students know more about the world about them?
B.Do students spend more time in laboratories?
C.Can students apply their knowledge logically?
D.Have textbooks improved?
E.Do they respect their teachers
          Ans: C
16. Astrology (line 31) is mentioned as an example of 
A. a science that needs to be better understood
B. a belief which no educated people hold
C. something unsupportable to those who have absorbed the methods of science
D. the gravest danger to society
E. an acknowledged failure of science 
Ans: C
Directions for Questions 17-20: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Furthermore, insofar as any conclusion about its author can be drawn from five or six plays attributed to him, the Wakefield Master is without exception considered to be a man of sharp contemporary observation. He was, probably clerically educated, as indicated by his Latin and music, his Biblical and patristic lore. Even today he is remembered for his his quick sympathy for the oppressed and forgotten man, his sharp eye for character, a ready ear for colloquial, vernacular turns of speech and a humor alternately rude and boisterous, coarse and happy. Therefore in spite of his conscious artistry as can be seen in his feeling for intricate metrical and stanza forms, he is regarded as a kind of medieval Steinbeck, indignantly angry at, uncompromisingly and even brutally realistic in presenting the plight of the agricultural poor.
It is now fairly accepted to regard the play as a kind of ultimate point in the secularization of the medieval drama. Therefore more stress has been laid on it as depicting realistically humble manners and pastoral life in the bleak of the west riding of Yorkshire on a typically cold night of December 24th. After what are often regarded as almost ”documentaries” given in the three successive monologues of the three shepherds, critics go on to affirm that the realism is then intensified into a burlesque mock-treatment of the Nativity. Finally as a sort of epilogue or after-thought in deference to the Biblical origins of the materials, the play slides back into an atavistic mood of early innocent reverence. In actuality, the final scene is the culminating scene and also the raison d’etre of the introductory ”realism.”
Superficially the present play supports the conventional view of its mood of secular realism. At the same time, the ”realism” of the Wakefield Master is of a paradoxical turn. His wide knowledge of people, as well as books indicates no cloistered contemplative but one in close relation to his times. Still, that life was after all a predominantly religious one, a time which never neglected the belief that man was a rebellious and sinful creature in need of redemption . So deeply (one can hardly say ”naively” of so sophisticated a writer) and implicitly religious is the Master that he is less able (or less willing) to present actual history realistically than is the author of the Brome Abraham and Isaac. His historical sense is even less realistic than that of Chaucer who just a few years before had done for his own time ”costume romances,” such as The Knight’s Tele, Troilus and Cressida, etc. Furthermore, used highly romantic materials, which could excuse his taking liberties with history.
17.Of the following statements, which is not true of Wakefield Master?
A.He and Chaucer were contemporaries.
B.Wakefield Master is remembered as having written five or six realistic plays.
C.His plays realistically portray the plight of the country folk of his day
D.His writing was similar to that of John Steinbeck.
E.He was an accomplished artist.
Answer : D
18.The word ‘patristic’ in the first paragraph is used to mean:
D.relating to the Christian Fathers
Answer : D
19.The statement about the ”secularization of the medieval drama” (opening sentence of the second paragraph) refers to the
A.Introduction of religious themes in the early days
B.Presentation of erudite material
C.Use of contemporary materials
D.Return to early innocent reverence at the end of the play
E.Introduction of mundane matters in religious plays
Answer : E
20.From the following what would the writer be expected to do in the subsequent paragraphs:
A.Make a justification for his comparison with Steinbeck
B.Put forth a view point, which would take up the thought of the second paragraph
C.Point out the anachronisms in the play
D.Discuss the works of Chaucer
E.Talk about the lack of realism in the works of the Wakefield Master.
Answer : B
Section 2 -Analytical Ability
No. of Questions: 20
Duration in Minutes: 20
21.If f(x) = │(x² – 50)│, what is the value of f(-5) ?
A. 75
B. 25
C. 0
D. -25
E. -75
22. Helpers are needed to prepare for the fete. Each helper can make either 2 large cakes or 35 small cakes per hour. The kitchen is available for 3 hours and 20 large cakes and 700 small cakes are needed. How many helpers are required?
A. 10
B. 15
C. 20
D. 25
E. 30
Ans A
23. If f(x) = (x + 2) / (x-2) for all integers except x=2, which of the following has the greatest value?
A. f(-1)
B. f(0)
C. f(1)
D. f(3)
E. f(4)
Ans: D
24. A perfect cube is an integer whose cube root is an integer. For example, 27, 64 and 125 are perfect cubes. If p 
      and q are perfect cubes, which of the following will not necessarily be a perfect cube?
A. 8p
B. pq
C. pq + 27
D. -p
E. (p – q)6
25. A piece of ribbon 4 yards long is used to make bows requiring 15 inches of ribbon for each. What is the maximum 
      number of bows that can be made?
A. 8
B. 9
C. 10
D. 11
E. 12
Ans: B
26. If V = 12R / (r + R) , then R =
A. Vr / (12 – V)
B. Vr + V /12
C. Vr – 12
D. V / r – 12
E. V (r + 1) /12
Ans: A
27. The number of degrees that the hour hand of a clock moves through between noon and 2.30 in the afternoon of the 
       same day is
A. 720
B. 180
C. 75
D. 65
E. 60
        Ans C
28. (3x + 2) (2x – 5) = ax² + kx + n .What is the value of a – n + k ?
A. 5
B. 8
C. 9
D. 10
E. 11
        Ans: A
29. If the radius of a circle is increased by 20% then the area is increased by :
E.None of the above
Ans : A
30. If the area of two circles are in the ratio 169 : 196 then the ratio of their radii is
A.10 : 11
B.11 : 12
C.12 : 13
D.13 : 14
E.None of the above
Ans : D
Directions for Questions 31-34: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II . consider the statement and decide which of the given  assumption is implicit.
Give answer (A) if only I is implicit ; (B) if only assumption II is implicit; (C) If either I or II is implicit ; (D) if neither I nor II is implicit (E) if both I and II are implicit.
31. Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so.
     Assumptions: I At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn.
                            II The schools do not admit children after six years of age.
          Ans: A
32.  Statement: The government has decided to reduce the custom duty on computer peripherals
      Assumptions: I  The domestic market price of computer peripherals may go up near future
                              II The domestic manufacturers may  oppose the decision
               Ans: D
33.  Statement:” AS there is a great demand , every person take tickets of the programme will be given only five 
       Assumptions: I The organizers are not keen on selling the tickets.
                              II No one is interested in getting more than five tickets
              Ans: D
34.  Statement: The railway authorities are decided to increase the freight charges by 10% in view of the possibility 
                          of  incurring losses in the current financial year.
       Assumptions: I The volume of freight during the remaining period may remain same.
                              II The amount so obtained may set off a part or total of the estimated deficit 
               Ans: B
35.There are 4 boys and 3 girls. What is the probability the boys and girls sit alternately?
      Ans 1/35
36. Two trains are 2 kms apart. Speed of one train is 20m/s and the other train is running at 30 m/s .
       Lengths of the trains are 200 and 300m. In how much time do the trains cross each other?
      Ans 50 seconds
37. A train runs first half of the distance at 40 km/hr and the remaining half at 60 km/hr. What is the
      average speed for the entire journey?
       Ans 48km/hr
38.A box contains 90 mts each of 100 gms and 100 bolts each of 150 gms. If the entire box weighs 35.5 kg., then the 
     weight of the empty box is :
A.10 kg
B.10.5 kg
C.11 kg
D.11.5 kg
E.None of the above
Ans : D
39.  A father is three times as old as his son. After fifteen years the father will be twice as old as his son’s age at that 
        time. Hence the 
       father’s present age is
E.None of the above
               Ans : C
40. Which of the following is the greatest ?
A.40% of 30
B.3/5 of 25
C.6.5% of 200
D.Five more than the square of 3
Ans : E
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 DIFFERENT.
41) 0427-4567324, 0427-4567154,  0427-4567324
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) E
  Ans: C
A) A
  Ans: A
A) A
44) 7661637.8787, 7666137.8787, 7666137.8787
A) A
B) B
45)101100110.0101, 101100110.0101, 101100100.0101
A) A
Directions for Questions 46-50:  What should come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following number series?
46.  992    1056    ?    1190    1260    1332
E.None of these
 47. 15625    6250    2500    1000    ?    160
E.None of these
 48. 80    370    ?    1550    2440    3530
E.None of these
49. 15    51    216    1100    ?    46452 
E.None of these
 Ans: A
50. 24    28    36    52    84    ? 
E.None of these
  Ans: C
 Directions for Questions 51-55: Read the following instructions carefully and answer the questions given below it:
From a group of six boys M,N,O,P,Q,R and five girls G,H,I,J,K a team of six is to be selected .Some of the criteria of selection are as follows:
M and J go together
O cannot be placed with N
I cannot go with J
N goes with H
P and Q have to be together
K and R go together
Unless otherwise stated , these criteria are applicable to all the following questions:
51. If the team consists of 2 girls and I is one of them , the other members are
Ans: C
52. If the team has four boys including O and R , the members of the team other than O and R are
Ans: B
53. If four members are boys, which of the following cannot constitute the team?
Ans: C
54. If both K and P are members of the team and three boys in all are included in the team, the members of the team other than K and P are
Ans: A
55. if the team has three girls including J and K , the members of the team other than J and K are
Ans: C