** Company: ** Aricent Group

1. Write the next number in the series. 16, 13, 17, 12, 18, 11, …..

(a) 12

(b) 19 **(Ans)**

(c) 22

(d) 14

(e) None

Ans : See the alternate numbers.

2. If ‘APPEAR’ is coded as ‘PAEPRA’, then ‘PROVIDENCE’ can be coded as

(a) PROIVEDNLNE

(b) PROVPINECE

(c) RPVODINEEC **(Ans)**

(d) EORIVEOCEP

(e) None

Ans : The word ‘APPEAR’ has been coded by interchanging the two letters at a time. Hence PROVIDENCE is coded as in (C)

3. Find the next number in the series : 1, 4, 9, 61, 52, …. ?

(a) 63 **(Ans)**

(b) 50

(c) 55

(d) 70

(e) None

Ans : 12 = 1; 22 = 4; 32 = 9; 42 = 16. Now reversed 16 and is written as 61, 52 = 25 if reversed you get 52; the first three being single digits which even if reversed will be the same numbers.

4. If 2 * 8 = 4, 3 * 15 = 5, 4 * 24 = 6 then 5 * 40 = ?

(a) 10

(b) 8 **(Ans)**

(c) 6

(d) 14

(e) None

Ans : 8 ÷ 2 = 4, 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 24 ÷ 4 = 6. Hence 40 ÷ 5 = 8

5. I am seventh in the queue from either end. How many people are there in the queue ?

(a) 10

(b) 11

(c) 13 **(Ans)**

(d) 14

(e) None

6. Write the next number in the series : 2, 6, 9, 12, 16, 18, …….

(a) 24

(b) 23 **(Ans)**

(c) 32

(d) 28

(e) None

Ans : See alternate numbers.

7. Insert the missing number :

2 5 7

4 7 5

3 6

(a) 12

(b) 4

(c) 8

(d) 6 **(Ans)**

(e) None

Ans : See the vertical rows 2 + 4 ‗ 3, 5 + 7 ‗ 6, 7 + 5 ‗ 6,

2 2 2

8. A cowherd had 19 cows. All but eight died. How many will he have left ?

(a) 7

(b) 11

(c) 8 **(Ans)**

(d) 9

(e) None

9. The Twenty First Century will start on Ist January in the year

(a) 2001 **(Ans)**

(b) 2000

(c) 2101

(d) 2100

(e) None

10. Complete the series : 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, …. ?

(a) 24 **(Ans)**

(b) 22

(c) 18

(d) 14

(e) None

Ans : Here the difference between the successive numbers is 4. Hence, ? = 20 + 4 = 24

11. Complete the series : 23, 27, 49, ?, 72, 32

(a) 88

(b) 90

(c) 92

(d) 94 **(Ans)**

(e) None

12. Complete the series : 240, 240, 120, 40, ?, 2

(a) 6

(b) 8

(c) 10 **(Ans)**

(d) 20

(e) None

13. If JOEJB means INDIA then BSNZ means

(a) BASF

(b) ARMY **(Ans)**

(c) KRAL

(d) CTOA

(e) None

14. Supply the missing figure 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, …..

(a) 42 **(Ans)**

(b) 38

(c) 46

(d) 56

(e) None

Ans : The series has difference of 4, 6, 8, 10 and so on. Hence the missing number must be 42.

15. Find out the ODD pair :

(a) Nice – good

(b) Heavy – light **(Ans)**

(c) Bulky – fat

(d) Sturdy – Healthy

(e) None

16. Find out the ODD pair :

(a) 3 – 9 **(Ans)**

(b) 4 – 16

(c) 6 – 36

(d) 8 – 64

(e) 2 – 4

17. The sum of any 4 consecutive even numbers is divisible by a number. Can you find out the correct choice ?

(a) by 6

(b) by 8

(c) by 4 **(Ans)**

(d) by 3

(e) None

18. Which is the number if it comes to 15 when divided by 4 and added by 9 ?

(a) 21

(b) 26

(c) 24 **(Ans)**

(d) 22

(e) None

19. 36 is to 4 as 9 is to

(a) 27

(b) 1 **(Ans)**

(c) 5

(d) 18

(e) None

20. 91 : 7 : :

(a) 10 : 3

(b) 21 : 9

(c) 13 : 1 **(Ans)**

(d) 15 : 7

(e) None