IGATE Placement Paper

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IGATE Placement Paper
1. Zita, her brother, her daughter and her son are tennis players. As a game of doubles is about to begin: who is the best player?

A. Zita’s brother is directly across the net from the worst player’s sibling.
B. Her son is diagonally across the net from the worst player’s sibling.
C. The best player and the worst player are on the same side of the net.
D. None of them are best enough.

2. A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man related to the woman?
(a) Nephew
(b) Son
(c) Cousin
(d) Uncle
(e) Grandson

3. If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son, how is X related to Y?
(a) Son
(b) Brother
(c) Cousin
(d) Grandson
(e) Uncle

4. Jack would like to determine the mileage of his car. When he filled his gas tank the first time, the odometer read 23,695 miles. When he filled the tank up a second time, the odometer read 24,095. he pumped 12 gallons of gas in to his tank. How many miles per gallon does his car get?

(a) 33.33
(b) 3.33
(c) 50
(d) 48

5. A pharmacist has two solutions of alcohol, a 15% solution and a 28% solution. How many milliliters of each solution should be mixed to gather to make a 100ml solution which is 20% alcohol?
(a) 60, 40
(b) 30, 70
(c) 55, 45
(d) 61.5, 38.5

6. Ken jogs at a rate of 8 miles per hour while Tom jogs at a rate of 6.5 miles per hour. If ken and Tom start at the same time and travel along the same route, how many hours will it Ken take to be 9.0 miles ahead of Tom?
(a) .6 hours
(b) 13.5 hours
(c) 1.35 hours
(d) 6 hours

7. An intravenous solution drips at a certain rate. After 4 hours, the total amount of the solution that is dripped through the needle is 20.84ml. what is the intravenous flow rate?
(a) 5.21 ml/min
(b) 5.21 ml/hr
(c) 83.36 ml/hr
(d) 8.336 ml/hr

8. Suppose we design a number system in which every number is represented by a different symbol, with no two of the symbols having anything in common. Which of the following would be disadvantages of the system?

I. This system could not have any symbol for zero.
II This system could not have the unique representation property.
III It would be hard to learn all of the different symbols.

(a) II and III only
(b) III only
(c) I and II
(d) II only

9. The numeral 123 is in some base other than 10. When you change it to base 10, you get 66 base 10. In what base was the numeral 123 written?

(a) 7
(b) 8
(c) 12
(d) 9

10. Which of these four functions is largest?

(a) 2/3
(b) ¾
(c) 4/7
(d) 5/8

11. Combine like terms and simplify: 3×2-2y2+3x+5y2

(a) 3×2+3y2+3x
(b) 6x+3y2
(c) 6×2+3y2
(d) 6×3+3y4

12. Simplify: 5y-(4x+3y)-6x

(a) 8y-10x
(b) 2y+10x
(c) 8y+10x
(d) 2y-10x

13. Bob receives scores of 65, 70, 75, 78 and 112. What is the median test score?

(a) 75
(b) 78
(c) 80
(d) 78

14. The absolute value of the difference of 3 and 5 is:

(a) 1
(b) -2
(c) 2
(d) 0

15. Change 101010two to base ten.

a) 42
b) 3
c) 84
d) 30

16. Which of the following says the same thing as “X is divisible by Y”?

a) y is a multiple of x
b) y is divisible by x
c) x is a multiple of y
d) x is a divisor of y

17. 35% of 30 = 25% of?+1

a) 28
b)38
c)42
d)32

18. A number lying between 1000 and 2000 is such that on division by 2, 3, 4,5,6,7 and 8 Leavers remainders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6and 7 respectively. The number is

a)1876
b)1679
c)1778
d) 1654

Directions (Q19 and 20):Below is given a question followed by two statements numbered I and II. The question may or may not be answered with the help of these statements. You have to decide if these statements are sufficient are sufficient to answer the question.

a) If only statement I is sufficient to answer the question but statement II is not.
b) If only statement II is sufficient to answer the question but statement I is not
c) If both statement I and II are together sufficient to answer the question although neither statement suffices by itself;
d) If statement I and statement II are sufficient to answer the question independently and separately; and
e) If the two statement are not sufficient but still more data is needed to answer the question.

19. Is Shyam the brother of Mohan?

Statement: I Mohan is the son of Ram
II Shyam is the son of Ram

20. How far is Patna from Shimla?

Statement: I. Patna is 200 Km from Delhi
II Delhi is 500 Km from Shimla and is between Patna and Shimla.

Direction for Question (21-25): the sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a given paragraph

21. A. The simple man has his place, but not on the throne.
B. The problem of politics is to prevent the businessman from ruling.
C. The finer man has a divine right to rule, i.e., the right of superior quality.
D. For such a man has the short sight and narrow grasp of a politician, not the long
view and wide range of the born aristocrat trained to statesmanship

a)BACD
c)BDCA
d)BDAC

22. A. For it is here, that the practice of polygamous marriages had survived since time immemorial.
B. Yet, to behavioral scientists and ethnologists it is a very important place.
C. Almost every able-bodied youth in this village boast of four to eight wives, living in perfect harmony.
D. Dhadigam is a tiny, nondescript hamlet in western Gujarat that hardly ever shows up in any tourism map.

b)CDBA
c)DBAC
d)BDAC

23. A. While not strictly true it is interesting to see that most of our food and the living things around us contain a great deal of water.
B. From the earliest of times people understood the significance of water.
C. In Indian thought too, the universe is believed to be made of five elements, one of which is water.
D. There was even a time when people believed that all substances were composed primarily of water.

a)CDAB
b)DBCA
d)DBAC

24. A. Planed Earth is in urgent need of a healing touch to save it from the impending environment disaster.
B. Which is why the ‘Earth Day’, Celebrated on April 2 every year, assumes such special significance.
C. The word over ambient standards of air and water pollution are likely to exceed the limits prescribed by the WHO and the impact of air pollution on cities could result in hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and millions of cases of hospitalization.
D.In India alone the cost of pollution when computed in health terms could exceed Rs.5,000 crore per annum to cure health problems caused by it.

a) CDBA
b) ABDC
c) DBAC
d) DBCA

25. A.Is he orchestrating the Taliban protests to consolidate his own position at home, or is he driven by the dear that he could lose support if he tried to curb their activities.
B. If it is the former; then he is banking on the US ‘limitations’ in dealing with an army-ruled nuclear Pakistan.
C. The targeting of American establishments is Islamabad has raised questions about the role of Pakistan’s chief executive General Pervez Musharraf.
D. If it is the latter; then if indicates Pakistan’s inability to prevent the resurgence in militancy that it has itself been nurturing across its eastern and western borders.

a) CABD
b) CDAB
c) BDCA
d) ABCD

There is certain relation between the words/letters/numbers on one side of : : and one word/letter/number is given on another side of : : while another word/letter/number is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word/letter/number as the given pair has, select the best alternative.

26. Melt: Liquid :: Freeze: ?

a) Ice
b) Condense
c) Solid
d) Crystal

27. Eye : Myopia :: Teeth : ?
a) Pyorrhea
b) Cataract
c) Trachoma
d) Eczema

28. 6:18:4:?
a) 2
b)6
c)8
d)16

29. 7528:5362::4673:?
a) 2367 b)2451 c)2531 d)2489
30.AG:IO::EK:?
a)LR
b)MS
c)PV
d)SY

As infants and caregivers respond to one another in the first year, the infant begins to form an attachment—a deep, affectionate, close, and enduring relationship—to these important figures. John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, drew attention to the importance of attachment when he observed the dire effects of separation from parents on children who had been orphaned during World War II. These children’s depression and other emotional scars led Bowlby to propose a theory about the importance of developing a strong attachment to one’s primary caregivers—a tie that normally keeps infants close to those caregivers and, therefore, safe. Soon after Bowlby described his theory, researchers in the united States began to investigate how such attachments are formed and what happens when they are not formed, or when they are broken by loss or separation. Perhaps the most dramatic of these studies was conducted with monkeys by Harry Harlow.

–Bernstein/Nash Essentials of Psychology p. 349

31. In this passage, the word dire means
a) long-lasting
b) very serious
c) affectionate
d)very safe

32. This passage is mostly about
a) John Bowlby
b) Separation
c) Attachment
d) infancy

33. Bowlby observed children who were separated from their parents because of
a) War
b) Poverty
c) Neglect
d) Illness

34. According to the passage, the function of attachment is to
a) ensure that adults will care for an infant
b) make sure infants are not depressed
c) keep infants healthy
d) keep infants safe

Directions: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II, an assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. (A 35-39)
a) Given answer (a) if only assumption 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; and (e) if both I and II are implicit.

Assumptions: I. People generally prefer to buy TV through sole agent.
II. The TV-producing companies do not sell their product directly.

36. Statement: It is through participative management policy alone that indiscipline in our industries can be contained and a quality of life ensured to, the worker.

Assumptions: I. Quality of life in our industry is better.
II. Indiscipline results in a poor quality of life.

37. Statement: Warning: Cigarette smoking is injurious to health.

Assumptions: I. Non-smoking promotes health.
II. Really, this warning is not necessary.
38.Statement: “If you trouble me, I will slap you.”-A mother warns her child

Assumptions: I. With the warning, the child may stop troubling her.
II. All Children are basically naughty.

39. Statement : Films have-one indispensable for the entertainment of people.

Assumptions: I. Films are the only medium of entertainment.
II. People enjoy films.

An aggressive publicist of the Scientific Revolution and one of its greatest contributors was a Florentine, Galileo, informed of a new optical instrument developed in the Netherlands, the telescope, constructed one for himself and turned it toward the heavens. Through the lens of the fantastic instrument he was the first human being to see that Jupiter and moons like the earth’s, and that the earth’s own moon was made of material similar to that found on earth. The momentous conclusion was that heavenly bodies wee not made of more perfect material. Rather, they resembled the earth and were governed by the same laws. Galileo’s conclusions were equally revolutionary when he turned to consider the behaviour of bodies in motion. Traditional theories of dynamics, geared to the assumption that the natural state of a body was at rest, attempted to explain what caused motion to occur. For Galileo, there was no “natural” motion of the body; rather, if a body was in motion, it would continue in a straight line at the same speed forever unless deflected, quickened, or retarded by another force—illustrating the principle of inertia. Thus what concerned Galileo was not why things move but why changes in motion occur and how one describes these changes mathematically.
–Witt, et al., The Humanities, Vol. 2,fifth edition, p.131

40. In this passage, the word dynamics means the same thing as
A. theories
B. motion
C. objects
D. planets
41. What is the main ides of this passage?
A. Galileo built on the work of Copernicus and Kepler.
B. Galileo built his own telescope.
D. Galileo discovered that Jupiter had moons.

42. The passage states that traditional theories attempted to explain
A. what caused motion to occur
C. why the earth had a moon
D. what planets were made of
49. Statement should there be students’ union in college/university?

Arguments: I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus.
II. Yes. It is very necessary. Students are the future political,leaders.

50. Statement: Should health care service be nationalized?

Arguments: I. Yes. It has been done elsewhere also.
II. No. The quality of health care service will deteriorate.

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