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Here are the Latest Placement Papers from CTS. The sections here are Reasoning and English.

1. Some children goto ice-cream shop. 9 flavours are available there. Each child takes a cone with two different flavours. No two children take same combination and they have taken all such possible combinations. How many children went to ice cream shop?

2. (1- 1/6) (1-1/7) …. (1- (1/(n+4))) (1-(1/(n+5))) = ?

Ans: 5/(something)

3. A man has to get air-mail. He starts to go to airport on his motor bike. Plane comes early and the mail is sent by a horse-cart. The man meets the cart in the middle after half an hour. He takes the mail and returns back, by doing so, he saves twenty minutes. How early did the plane arrive?

4. A,B,C,and D tells the following times by looking at their watches.

A tells it is 3 to 12.

B tells it is 3 past 12.

C tells it is 12:2.

D tells it is half a dozen too soon to 12.

No two watches show the same time. The differences between the watches is 2,3,4,5 respectively. Whose watch shows maximum time?

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It is semicircle along X and Y with radius=17. What is length of BD?

6. Ten boxes are there. Each ball weighs 100 gms. One ball is weighing 90 gms.

If there are 3 balls (n=3) in each box, how many times will it take to find 90 gms ball?

Same question with n=10

Same question with n=9

7. There are three different boxes A,B and C. Difference between weights of A and B is 3 kgs. And between B and C is 5 kgs. Then what is the maximum sum of the differences of all possible combinations when two boxes are taken each time.

8. I lost Rs.68 in two races. My second race loss is Rs.6 more than the first race. My friend lost Rs.4 more than me in the second race. What is the amount lost by my friend in the second race?

Ans: 37 (check it)

9. A problem on weather. I don’t remember exactly, but its something like this. We went to some place and it rained for 15 days. Clear mornings are followed by rainy afternoons. And all clear afternoons are preceeded by rainy mornings. It rained continuiosly for 10 mornings. It rained for 12 afternoons. And 13 days are without any rain. How many days we stayed in the new place?

10. A and B are shooters and having their exam. A and B fall short of 10 and 2 shots respectively to the qualifying mark. If each of them fired atleast one shot and even by adding their total score together, they fall short of the qualifying mark, what is the qualifying mark?

11. A face of the clock is divided into three parts. First part hours total is equal to the sum of the second and third part. What is the total of hours in the bigger part?

12. A INK bug starts jumping 1 mtr to each direction north, south, east and west respectively. It marks a point in the new locations. It comes back to its original point after jumping in all directions. It again starts the same process from the newly drawn unique points. Totally how many points did the bug mark?

13. There is a six digit code. Its first two digits, multiplied by 3 gives all ones. And the next two digits multiplied by 6 gives all twos. Remaining two digits multiplied by 9 gives all threes. Thenwhat is the code?

14. There are 4 balls and 4 boxes of colours yellow, pink, red and green. Red ball is in a box whose colour is same as that of the ball in a yellow box. Red box has green ball. In which box you find the yellow ball?

Ans: Pink

15. Quitub Meenar height is 230 mtrs. A person lays a boulder and stands on it. He then places a step by its side. Then he goes for another boulder on it and so on. ne step height is 1 mtr. Boulder is one cubic mtr. Then how many steps are required to reach to the top?

16. A question on quadrilateral.

Ans: 20cm sq.

17. A problem on Parallelogram.

18. There are four professors: American, English, Japanese and Indian. Each take only one subject and all their houses are in a straight line. Indian doesn’t teach Maths. American teaches geography. English man is adjacent to Japanese who is in red house. Professor in green house teaches history. Indian lives in white house. Blue house has only one adjacent house which is green. (one more subject is philosophy).

Two or Three questions on this, like what does the Indian teach, etc..

20. A similar question, 4 persons (Vijay, Vinay, Ajay and Nanda) in 4 professions: medical, engineering, architecture, and Accountancy. Each play one different instrument : Sitar, Tabla, Violin and Flute.

There are some conditions and two questions on this. Its easy, just need to understand the problem.

21. Two tribes of Jadugars are there. One type is always right about predictions about themselves and others. Another type is always wrong in their predictions about themselves and others.

Two or Three questions on this, like what does the Indian teach, etc..

23. Ambanis took over some company. Later they came to know that the co. was actually in loss. They have learned that ________four options like:

All that glitters is not gold (I think this option is correct)

24. One more question like the one above.

25. Two questions are given, and some common sense is needed there, for example, After 180 successful days, ‘News Talk’ is taken out of air. The government wants to woo the journalists before the generalelections. Mr.X of DD says that the program is not completely stopped and it is just getting reformatted.

Question is ‘What is News talk’?

A program on govt. issues ii) A serial on journalists (I think it is right)

A documentary on journalism iv) Something else

Paper is not that difficult, you just need to chose ur strength and Ans wer those questions first. Each right Ans wer +1, wrong Ans wer, – 0.25. In our campus, persons who attempted 10 questions also got thru the written test. So the cut-off is very less.

Interview was very simple, some questions on C ( test ur c skills is more than enough) and some questions on your area of interest. Some puzzles were also asked. But it is more like a mere formality. The interview panel was very co operative and it was a very good experience.

1) 345+ 344 + 343 + 342 + 349 the number is divisible by

a) 12

b)11

c)13

d) 15

2) A can do a piece of work in 12 days and B can do a piece of work in 18 days how many days will the work be completed if both of them work together?

a)15

b)7.2

c)7.7

d) 7.4

3) In town of 500 people, 285 read Hindu and 212 read Indian express and 127read Times of India 20 read hindu and times of India and 29 read hindu and Indian express and 35 read times of India and Indian express. 50 read no news paper. Then how many read all the three paper?

a)23

b)25

c)30

d)28

4) In town of 500 people, 285 read Hindu and 212 read Indian express and 127read Times of India 20 read hindu and times of India and 29 read hindu and Indian express and 35 read times of India and Indian express. 50 read no news paper. Then how many read only one paper?

5) three person Ramu, Raju Vinay r playing cards the cars include club diamond and spade of A, k, q and J a situation is given such that if a person is conveying about him fellow players his prediction is correct whereas if he is saying something about himself it is false. If Ramu says Vinay has king Diamond then.

i) Ramu must have two king

2) Vinay has a king

3) Vinay has no king. Which of the three statement r correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c)all the three

d) none of these

6) ) three person Ramu, Raju Vinay r playing cards the cars include club diamond and spade of A, k, q and J a situation is given such that if a person is conveying about him fellow players his prediction is correct whereas if he is saying something about himself it is false.

7) What is te smallest number which when decreased by 5 is divisible by 21, 27, 33, and 55?

a] 1490

b] 10400

c] 15490

d] none

8) if there are three discount for a product say P Q R then the discount is done first in the order of P first then Q and then R and in the second case it is done in the order of Q first then P and then R and in the third case it is done in the order of R first then Q and then P then what do u say about P Q and R?

a) P=Q=R

b) p> Q> R

c)P+Q=R

d) none of these

9) there were 253 games played so that at least two team from the group play each other. Find out the maximum no of team?

I don’t remember the Ans wer but the Ans wer doesn’t contain 254 teams( cause I got that Ans wer and I couldn’t find that option)

10) if a ball is dropped from 8 meter and it bounce back half the distance then what is the distance it travel before going to rest?

a)24

b)30

c)22

d)40

11)there is sufficient salary to give A for 10 days and B for 15 days then how many days will the money last if both has to be given the salary?

a) 7

b)7.5

c)12.5

d)8

12)A B C D If the value of AB is 6 and the area of the circle is 456/7 then find the area of the rectangle ABCD?

13) Some of the friends decided to go on a picnic they decided to go on a bike if the biker decided to take one pillion with him then there is no me Ans of travel for the people as equal to the no of bike + 1. if they decided to go on two trip three bike r left unused in the second trip find the no of person having bike?

14) if there r four balls Red blue green and yellow in four boxes Red blue green and yellow not definetly in the same order. If the blue box has the red ball and the yellow the green then find out what is there in red box?

15) the United states has banned the import of steel material from the two country which is responsible for bulk amount of its steel import. Expertise thought that this will increase the domestic market of US. But the reverse happened this might be due to?

a) US Lacks the basic Steel raw material.

b) US has already dumped sufficient amount of steal in the last annual year.

C)

d)

16) there were six seats 1,2,3,4,5,6 in which employees A, B, C, D, E, F must be seated.

i) C must be seated only in the seat no 4.

ii) Only the corner seat has the computer facility.

iii) E must be allocated with computer.

iv) B and D should be placed adjacently.

V) B and F should never be seated together.

If B is allocated with computer what is seating of A.

17) there were six seats 1,2,3,4,5,6 in which employees A, B, C, D, E, F must be seated.

i) C must be seated only in the seat no 4.

ii) Only the corner seat has the computer facility.

iii) E must be allocated with computer.

iv) B and D should be placed adjacently.

V) B and F should never be seated together.

If A is allocated with seat no 2 then which of the following is true?

1)B is placed in 1.

2) E is placed in 1

3) D is placed in 3.

18) there were six seats 1,2,3,4,5,6 in which employees A, B, C, D, E, F must be seated.

i) C must be seated only in the seat no 4.

ii) Only the corner seat has the computer facility.

iii) E must be allocated with computer.

iv) B and D should be placed adjacently.

V) B and F should never be seated together.

If E is allocated with seat no 1 then which of the following is true? Somefour condition I don’t remember)