Infosys Technologies Ltd Placement Paper

Company: Infosys Technologies Ltd

Analytical & Logical reasoning: (30 question : 40 minutes)
English section: (40 question : 35 minutes)
Analytical reasoning

1. A train ran at a certain speed for one hour and then due to a technical problem, it ran at 3/5th of its original speed and reached the destination 2 hrs late. The driver said, had the problem occurred 50 miles later, we would have gained 40 minutes. What is the distance between the two cities that the train travelled?

Ans : 200 miles
2. Each one wearing hat of one person and riding the bicycle of another. A is wearing B’s hat and riding C’s cycle. Who is riding A’s cycle?

Ans: B
3. Few stmts were given, and we have to find which day of the week it is, if only one of them told the truth?

Ans: Sunday
4. A farmer is telling his wife, if we sell 75 chickens, the chicken food will last for 10 more days. But if we buy 100 chickens as we say, then the chicken food will last for 15 days less. How many chicken they have?

Ans: 8.
5. My husband’s watch gains 2 minutes every watch and my watch loses 1 minute for each hour. One day, we were late to marriage because the difference between the time in the two watches was 1 hr and we looked at the slow watch. When did we last set our watches to the same time?

Directions: 6-10 In each of the questions given below which one of the five answer figures on the right should come after the problem figures on the left, if the sequence were continued ?
6. E 7. B 8. A 9. B 10. E
Directions 11-15: Each problem consists of a problem followed by two statements. Decide whether the data in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Select your answer according to whether:

(A) statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
(B) statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
(C) both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
(D) each statement alone is sufficient
(E) statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question
11. Every pupil in a school was given one ticket for a concert. The school was charged a total of \$6000 for these
tickets, all of which were of equal value. What was the price of one ticket?

If the price of each ticket had been one dollar less, the total cost would have been 1,200 less. If the price of each ticket had been \$2 more, the total bill would have increased by 40%.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: D

12. What is the ratio of male to female officers in the police force in town T?

The number of female officers is 250 less than half the number of male officers. The number of female officers is 1/7 the number of male officers.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: B
13. What is the value of n?
3n + 2m = 18
n – m = 2n – (4 + m)
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: B
14. How long did it take Henry to drive to work last Wednesday? (He did not stop on the way).
If he had driven twice as fast he would have taken 35 minutes. His average speed was 30 miles per hour.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: A
15. What is the slope of line l which passes through the origin of a rectangular coordinate system?
The line does not intersect with the line y = x + 2. The line passes through the point (3,3)
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: D
Directions 16 to20 : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given it.
III.

i) P,Q,R,S,T and U are six students procuring their Master’s degree in six different subjects – English, History, Philosophy, Physics, Statistics and Mathematics.
ii) Two of them stay in hostel, two stay as paying guest (PG) and the remaining two stay at their home
iii) R does not stay as PG and studies Philosophy
iv) The students studying Statistics and History do not stay as PG
v) T studies Mathematics and S studies Physics
vi) U and S stay in hostel. T stays as PG and Q stays at home
16. Who studies English?
A) R
B) S
C) T
D) U
E) None of these
Ans: E

17. Which of the following combinations of subject and place of stay is not correct ?
A) English – Hostel
B) mathematics – PG
C) Philosophy -Home
D) Physics -Hostel
E) None of these
Ans: A

18. Which of the following combinations of subject and place of stay is not correct ?
A) QR
B) SR
C) US
E) None of these
Ans: B
19. Which subject does Q study?
A) History
B) Statistics
C) History or Statistics
E) None of these
Ans: C
20. Which of the following pairs of students stay at home ?
A) PQ
B) QR
C) RS
D) ST
E) None of these
Ans: B
21. A man is facing south. He turns 135o in the anticlockwise direction and then 180o in the clockwise direction. Which direction is he facing now.?
A) North-east
B) North-West
C) South-east
D) South-west
Ans: D
22. A man is facing north-west. He turns 90o in the clockwise direction and then 135o in the anticlockwise direction. Which direction is he facing now?
A) East
B) West
C) North
D) South
Ans: B
23. A man is facing north-west. He turns 90o in the clockwise direction, then 180o in the anticlockwise direction and then another 90o in the same direction. Which direction is he facing now?
A) South
B) Southwest
C) West
D) South-east
Ans: D
24. Radha moves towards South-east a distance of 7 km, then she moves towards west and travels a distance of 14 m. From here, she moves towards North-West a distance of 7 m. and finally she moves a distance of 4 m towards East and stood at that point . How far is the staring point from where she stood?
A) 3 m
B) 4 m
C) 10 m
D) 11 m
Ans: C
25. A rat runs 20′ towards East and turns to right , runs 10′ and turns to right , runs 9′ and again turns to left , runs 12′ and finally turns to left and runs 6′ . Now , which direction is the rat facing ?
A) East
B) West
C) North
D) South
Ans: C
Directions 26-30: The pie charts below show the percentage of students in each faculty at North West University and the number of nonUS students in the Arts faculty. These percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. There are a total of 1049 students in the Arts faculty. Use this information to answer the following questions

26. What percentage of students in the Arts faculty are nonUS students?
A)14%
B) 9%
C)30%
D) 11%
E)15%
Ans: D
27. How many students are there in the Engineering faculty?
A) 420
B) 410
C) 390
D) 440
E) 400
Ans: B
28. How many students are there at the university?
A) 4650
B) 4560
C) 4640
D) 4450
E) 4460
Ans: B
29. If six percent of Science students are Asian. How many Asian students are there studying Science?
A) 48
B) 66
C) 120
D) 57
E) 43
Ans: D
30. There are 34 European medical students. What percentage of the faculty does this represent?
A) 14%
B) 18%
C) 12%
D) 16%
E) 15%
Ans: E

Verbal Ability Test (40 Questions in 35 minutes)

Directions for Questions 1-5: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
Justin was always prepared. His motto was “Never throw anything out, you never know when it might come in handy.” His bedroom was so full of flat bicycle tires, bent tennis rackets, deflated basketballs, and games with missing pieces that you could barely get in the door. His parents pleaded with him to clean out his room.
After school, Justin rode the bus to the mall where he worked at a music store. His boss, Gail, was taking inventory of all of the CDs and tapes in the classical music section. As he helped a customer at the register, Justin heard her exclaim, “Oh, no! I forgot my glasses! There’s no way I can read this list without them.” Justin sighed, picked up his backpack, and walked over to Gail.
“I think I can help you out,” he said, unzipping the bag. While Gail watched in surprise, he pulled out a jar of petroleum jelly, a washer, a glass slide, and a small bottle of water. He put the jelly on the bottom of the washer, placed it securely, jelly-side down, on the glass slide, and then put a drop of water in the center of the washer. He put the contraption on top of the inventory list and said to his boss, “See what happens when you look through the water droplet.” Gail looked and her eyes widened with delight.
“Wow!” she cried. “It enlarges the print that I’m looking at, just like a magnifying glass!” She patted Justin on the back. “I’m all set now,” she said. “Thanks.”
Justin smiled. “No problem,” he said, returning to the register. It was just another day in the life of the boy whose motto was “Never throw anything out, you never know when it might come in handy.”

1. Why is Justin’s room such a mess?
A) He always forgets to clean.
B) He never throws anything away.
C) He has no time to clean.
D) He shares a room with his brother.
Ans: B
2. Read this sentence from the story. In what way is Justin’s backpack a smaller version of his bedroom?
A) He uses it as a place to store objects.
B) He uses it to carry his books and sports equipment.
C) His parents tell him to clean it all the time.
D) He’s had for as long as he can remember.

Ans: A

3. Read this sentence from the story. His parents pleaded with him to clean out his room. Which word is a synonym for pleaded?
A) ignored
C) pushed
D) begged

Ans: D
4. How does Justin help his friends?
B) He loans them his backpack
C) He listens to their problems.
D) He uses the objects in his backpack.

Ans: D

5. How do most of the characters in the story feel toward Justin?

A) annoyed
B) grateful
C) disinterested
D) angry

Ans: B
Directions for Questions 6-10: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage
It is difficult to reconcile the ideas of different schools of thought on the question of education. Some people maintain that pupils at school should concentrate narrow range of subjects which will benefit them directly in their subsequent careers. Others contend that they should study a wide range of subjects so that they have not only the specialized knowledge necessary for their chosen careers but also sound general knowledge about the world they will have to work and live in. Supporters of the first theory state that the greatest contributions to civilization are made by those who are most expert in their trade profession. Those on the other side say that, unless they have a broad general education, the experts will be too narrow in their outlook to have sympathy with their follows or a proper sense of responsibility towards humanity as a whole.
6. ‘Schools of thought’ can be explained as
A) groups of people whose job is to think
B) groups of people who are schooled to think
C) groups of people who study in a particular school thoughtfully
D) groups of people having the same ideas but with different perception on a particular subject.
Ans: D
7. Broad general knowledge is necessary because
A) specialization is incomplete without it.
B) without it no one would get a job
C) it teaches us about different things
Ans: D
8. The idea of the first school of thought in the passage is that
A) students should concentrate on studies
B) students should not undertake any specialized work
C) students should study all the subjects they want to
D) students should study a few subjects that will help them in their profession
Ans: D
9. Supporters of the first theory say that
A) experts have contributed most to progress in the modern world
B) people with general knowledge have contributed to civilization
C) experts have done nothing to help mankind
D) people with general knowledge are more useful than experts
Ans: A
10. According to the second school of thought, education will not be very effective if pupils
A) have inadequate knowledge of their own work
B) do not have a wide general education
C) ignore the study of fine arts
D) have nothing but general knowledge
Ans: B
Directions11-18 : Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

11. Everyday, in the school, one period is………………to games, sports and physical exercise.
A) entrusted
B) dedicated
C) conceded
D) devoted
E) conferred
Ans: D
12. What frustrates the opposition’s effort of unity is the absence of a ……………….long term strategy
A) credible
B) contestable
C) creditable
D) compatible
E) conceivable
Ans: A
13. Some people……………….themselves into believing that they are indispensable to the organization they work for
A) keep
B) fool
C) force
D) denigrate
E) delude
Ans: E
14. The Government sought to set at…………………speculation that there may be a shift in nuclear policy
A) pace
B) rest
C) peace
D) fire
E) right
Ans: B
15. How do you expect that country to progress when her government is corrupt……………and still largely feudal?
A) devalued
B) dwindling
C) despotic
D) demeaning
E) demobilised
Ans: C
16. We are certain that the snowstorm was ………………………..
A) immutable
B) extraneous
C) unavoidable
D) inherent

Ans: B
17. With God not having a …………… , nobody could complain to him.
A) telephone
B) wireless
C) hotline
D) None of these
Ans: D
18. He requested all his class ………….. to attend his birthday party.

B) companions
C) fellows
D) friends
Ans: C
Direction Questions 19-26: In each question below is given a passage followed by several inference. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
A) if the inference is ‘ definitely true’ i.e. , it directly follows from the facts given in the passage
B) if the inference is ‘ probably true’ though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
C) if you think the data are in adequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
D) if you think the inference is ‘ probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given; and
E) if you think inference is ‘ definitely false’ i,e , it contradicts the given facts.
Passage I

Primary education in Bihar is in a poor shape. Pupils in over 50% of the schools read in the open throughout the year. Over six million children born to lower income group parents remain unlettered . Not even 1% of the 63,000 primary schools have facilities of furniture, toilet, drinking water and games. 3113 new teachers have been appointed in the current financial year out of which 2747 are women. Now each of the 13270 primary school have at least two teachers.
19. 630 primary schools in Bihar have all the facilities like like furniture, toilet, drinking water , games
Ans: E

20.In Bihar, 90% of the primary teachers are women
Ans: C
21. In Bihar, 50% of the children are illiterate
Ans: C
22. A large number of primary schools in Bihar are one teacher schools
Ans: E
23. Classroom for most of the primary schools in Bihar inadequate.
Ans: B
Passage II

A tiger when killing its natural prey, which it does not either by stalking or lying in wait for it, depends for the success of its attack on its speed and, to a lesser extent, on the condition of its teeth and claws. When , therefore, a tiger is suffering from one or more painful wounds or when its teeth are missing or defective and its claws worn down, and it is unable to catch animals it has been accustomed to eating , it is driven by the necessity to killing human beings
24. Human beings are natural prey of tigers
Ans: E
25. Old age propels tigers to take to man eating
Ans: C
26. tiger kills man only when it has been incapacitated through wounds.
Ans: A
Direction 27-32: In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. if there is no mistake the answer is ‘no error’
27. Inspite of the doctor’s stern warning, / he continued taking / sugar in his tea / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : C
28. myself and Gopalan/ will take care of / the function on Sunday / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : A
29. Being a very / hot day I / remained indoors / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : A
30. I saw / a few children /playing on sand / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : C
31. Interviews for / the post of lectures / will begin from Monday /No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : B
32. As he is rich / so he spends / lavishly / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : B
Directions 33-40 : In each question, a part of sentence is printed in italics. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the italicized part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’
33. He was born to rich parents
A) of
B) with
C) by
D) No Correction required
Ans : A
34. Each boy and each girl was busy in her work
A) were busy in their work
B) was busy in his work
C) was busy in one’s work
D) No Correction required .
Ans : B
35. Place a ladder on the wall
A) along
B) with
C) against
D) No Correction required
Ans : D
36. ‘Hard Days’ was his last novel
A) latter
B) recent
C) latest
D) No Correction required
Ans : C
37. It is most unique piece of art.
A) a unique
B) the most unique
C) an unique
D) No Correction required
Ans : A
38. A boy has been sunk in this river
A) submerged
B) immersed
C) drowned
D) No Correction required
Ans : C
39.Two hours have elapsed since he had fallen asleep.
A) fell
B) has fallen
C) was fallen
D) No Correction required
Ans : A
40. with a thundering roar the huge rocket soared up from the launching pad.
A) took off
B) went upwards
C) flew up
D) No Correction required
Ans : B
Infosys Paper on 15 December 2009 at Karunya University, Coimbatore
Analytical & Logical reasoning:(30 question : 40 minutes)
English section: (40 question : 35 minutes)
Analytical reasoning

1.A lady’s age is between 50 and 70.each of her sons has many sons as his brothers. the sum of the sons and grandsons in the lady’s age. what is her age?
Ans: 64
2. Two persons have 64 and 20 barrels of wine. the first one pays tax 5 barrels and 40 frames. the second one pays 2 barrel and got back 40 frames. What is the value of each barrel and the tax paid on each barrel?
Ans: value=120 frames
Tax =10 frames
3. There are 20 balls of green color,20 balls of red color,20 balls of blue color,20 of balck,20 of yellow. how
many u have to pick to guarantee 2pairs of same color?
Ans: 6 balls
5. There is a five digit number
1 It has 2 prime digits(1 is not a prime number)
2 The third digit is the highest
3 The second digit is lowest
4 The first digit is 1 less that third digit
5 The fifth is half of the fourth
6 The sum of 4-th and 5-th digit is less that first What is that no?
Ans: 71842
6. Which figure is the odd one out?
Ans: E
7. Which figure completes the series?
Ans: A
8. Which figure is the odd one out?
Ans: D
9. Which figure completes the series?
Ans: 1
10. Which figure completes the series?
Ans: 4
Directions 11-15: Each problem consists of a problem followed by two statements. Decide whether the data in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Select your answer according to whether:
(A) statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
(B) statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
(C) both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
(D) each statement alone is sufficient
(E) statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question
11. How many ewes (female sheep) in a flock of 50 sheep are black?
There are 10 rams (male sheep) in the flock.
Forty percent of the animals are black.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: E
12. Is the length of a side of equilateral triangle E less than the length of a side of square F?
The perimeter of E and the perimeter of F are equal.
The ratio of the height of triangle E to the diagonal of square F is 2√3 : 3√2.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: D
13. If a and b are both positive, what percent of b is a?
a = 3/11
b/a = 20
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: B
14. A wheel of radius 2 meters is turning at a constant speed. How many revolutions does it make in time T?
T = 20 minutes.
The speed at which a point on the circumference of the wheel is moving is 3 meters per minute.
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: C
15. Are the integers x, y and z consecutive?
The arithmetic mean (average) of x, y and z is y.
y-x = z-y
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Ans: E
16. Manish goes 7 km towards South-East from his house, then he goes 14 km turning to West. After this he goes 7 km towards North West and in the end he goes 9 km towards East. How far is he from his house?
A) 14 km
B) 7 km
C) 2 km
D) 5 km
E) None of these
Ans : (D)
17. Nivedita stops after going 10 km towards west from her office. Then she goes 8 km turning to her left. After this she goes 4 km turning to her left. How far is she from her office?
A) 18 km
B) 8 km
C) 16 km
D) 14 km
E) None of these
Ans : (E)
18. Ranju is at a fixed point, from where she goes 20 metres towards West. From there she goes 10 metres towards Notrh. Then she goes 35 metres towards East and after this she goes 5 metres towards South and in the end she goes 15 metres towards West. How far is she from the fixed point?
A) 5 km
B) 0 km
C) 10 km
D) Can not be determined
E) None of these
Ans : (A)
19. A man walks 15m towards South from a fixed point. From there he goes 12 m towards North and then 4 m towards West. How far and in what direction is he from the fixed point?
A) 3 m, South
B) 7 m, South-West
C) 5 m, South-West
D) 5 m, South-East
E) None of these
Ans : (C)
20. Ranjan goes 5 km towards North from a fixed point. Then he goes 3 km after turning to his right. After this he goes 5 km turning to his right. In the end he goes 4 km after turning to his left. How far and in what direction is he now from the fixed point?
A) 4 km, West
B) 7 km, East
C) 9 km, East
D) 7 km, West
E) None of these
Ans : (B)
Directions Question 21 to2 4 : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given it.
II.
i) Jayant, Kama, Namitha, Asha and Tanmay are five members of the family.
ii) They have their birth dates from January to May, each member in one of these months
iii) Each one likes one particular item for his/her birthday out of Bengali Sweets, Chocolates, Pastries, Ice Cream and Dry Fruits
iv) The one who likes Pastries is born in the month which is exactly middle in the months given
v) Asha does not like Ice cream but brings Chocolates for Jayant in February.
vi) Tanmay who is fond of Bengali sweets in born in the next month immediately after Namitha
vii) Namita does not like Dry fruits or Ice cream
21. What is the choice of Asha?
A) Pastries
B) Dry fruits
C) Dry fruits
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
Ans: D
22. Which combination of month and item is true for Jayant?
A) March- Pastries
B) February – Pastries
C) February – Ice cream
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
Ans: E
23. What is the choice of Kamal?
A) Ice Cream
B) Bengali sweets
C) Dry fruits
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
Ans: A
24. In which month was Kamal born?
A) January
B) may
C) January or May
E) None of these
Ans: C
25. If in a certain code “RANGE” is coded as 12345 and “RANDOM” is coded as 123678, then the code for the word “MANGO” would be
A) 82357
B)84563
C)82346
D)82543
Ans. D
Directions 26-30 : The table below shows the unit sales of the TT950 motorcycle in six European countries over a six month period. These motorcycles are imported into each country by a main dealer. Use this information to answer the following questions.
26. What percentage of the overall total was sold to the German importer?
A) 22.0
B) 25.4
C) 25.8
D) 24.1
E) 24.6
Ans. B
27. What percentage of the overall total was sold in May?
A) 24.1
B) 25.6
C) 27.1
D) 17.9
E) 20.3
Ans. D
28.Which month showed the biggest increase in total sales from the previous month?
A) Feb
B) Mar
C) Apr
D) May
E) Jun
Ans. C
29.What percentage of the monthly total was sold to the biggest importer in February?
A) 24.7
B) 23.1
C) 36.5
D) 51.1
E) 15.1
Ans. A
30. What is the average number of units per month imported into Italy over the first four months of the year?
A) 22
B) 23
C) 24
D) 25
E) 26
Ans. C
Verbal Ability Test (40 Questions in 35 minutes)
Directions for Questions 1-5: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
1. Read this sentence from the story.
The Maya were an intelligent, culturally rich people whose achievements were many. What is a synonym for the word achievements?
A) mistakes
B) successes
C) skills
Ans: B
2. The Maya lived in Mexico
A) only after the Spanish arrived
B) at the same time as the Spanish
C) only for a few years
D) thousands of years before the Spanish.
Ans: D
3. Many Mayan cities and temples are still standing today because
A) they were so well built.
B) they are not very old.
C) they have been rebuilt.
D) there is never any bad weather in Mexico.
Ans: A

A) The Mayan calendar was more accurate than the European calendar.
B) The Maya were excellent farmers.
C) The Maya were a culturally rich, advanced society.
D) The Mayan cities were difficult to build.
Ans: B
5. MOST Mayan lived
A) in beautiful cities.
B) in huts made of poles, mud, and leaves.
C) in caves.
D) in stone temples.
Ans: B
Directions for Questions 6-10: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.
The Rajputs occupy an honoured place in the history of India. They were a war-like, people, proud and patriotic. They were jealous of their honour, and would lay down their lives to uphold it. They loved their homes and fought bravely to defend the honour of their women-folk. Nothing would tame their sprits. Perils only called forth their courage and poverty only increased their power of resistance. None could fight like them. Their motto was ‘Better death than dishonour’.
6. Which of the following represents the central theme of the passage?
A) The pride of the Rajputs
B) Rajputs and their sacrifices
C) The rise and fall of the Rajputs
D) Rajputs – the spritted heroes of Indian history.
Ans : (D)
7. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the word ‘proud in the passage’?
A) humble
B) kind
C) courteous
D) cowardly
Ans : (A)
8. The expression ‘tame their spirits’ in the passage means
A) suppress their ambitions
B) arouse their enthusiasm
C) develop their courage
D) curb their enthusiasm
Ans : (D)
9. Which of the following statements is not true in the context of the passage?
A) The Rajputs achieved eminence in history due to their great bravery
B) They were homely people and would fight for upholding women’s honour
C) In moments of danger they would exhibit great courage
D) They could not, however, face the challenge of poverty
Ans : (D)
10. According to the writer, the Rajputs occupy an honoured place in history, because
A) they were fond of wars
B) they were proud of their war
C) they were jealous of people’s honour
D) they lived and died upholding their self respect.
Ans : (D)
Directions11-18 : Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
11. The two sisters look so…………. that it is difficult to tell one from the other
A) same
B) similar
C) identical
D) alike
E) resembling
Ans: D
12. Since one cannot read every book, one should be content with making a……………selection
A) normal
B) standard
C) sample
D) moderate
E) judicious
Ans: E
13. Success comes to those who are vigilant not to permit…………… from the chosen path
A) diversion
B) deviation
C) obstruction
D) alienation
E) distraction
Ans: B
14. His actions had………………pain and suffering on thousands of people.
A) deplored
B) eliminated
C) affected
D) inflicted
E) imposed
Ans: D
15. He has good……………….over the famous world languages
A) authority
B) expertise
C) hold
D) command
E) knowledge
Ans: D
16. The lions in the Gir forest are protected as they come under ………… species.
A) dangerous
B) engendered
C) enamoured
D) endangered
Ans: D
17. People who have an ……. reputation are often avoided by the rest
B) unsavory
C) unsafe
D) unsatisfied
Ans: B
18. My father was too ………..to push open the heavy door.
A) timid
B) faint
C) feeble
D) faltering.
Ans: C
Direction Questions 19-26: In each question below is given a passage followed by several inference. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
A) if the inference is ‘ definitely true’ i.e. , it directly follows from the facts given in the passage
B) if the inference is ‘ probably true’ though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
C) if you think the data are in adequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
D) if you think the inference is ‘ probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given; and
E) if you think inference is ‘ definitely false’ i,e , it contradicts the given facts.
Passage I
The basic thrust of the government’s policy is to provide price incentives to farmers to make them produce more food. but is a price-incentive system always efficient in ensuring incremental yields? Our contention is that this incentive works only in persuading farmers to shift cultivation from one crop to another depending on which crop is more profitable at the given prices. But it would not be a sufficient condition in ensuring incremental output of all crops which is what is required.
19. This passage istaken from an article written by an expert on agricultural finance.
Ans: A
20. The authoris advocating for more yield of various crops.
Ans: A
21. The Government is not ready to increase the procurement price of crops.
Ans: E
22. According to the passage , the farmers are not income-conscious.
Ans: E
23. Recently there was an agitation by farmers for increase in procurement price of crops.
Ans: C
Passage II
The explosive growth in demand for castor oil abroad is bringing about a silent change in the castor seed economy of Gujarat . The state is well on its way to emerge as a strong manufacturing centre for castor oil relegating to background its current status as a big trading centre . The business prospects for export of castor oil which is converted into value added derivatives are so good that a number of castor seed crushing units have already come up and others are on the anvil.
24. Gujarat used to supply castor seeds to the manufacturing units in the pase.
Ans: A
25. Gujarat is the only state in India which produces castor seed.
Ans: C
26. manufacturing castor oil guarantees more surplus than selling castor seeds.
Ans: A
Direction 27-32 : In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. if there is no mistake the answer is ‘no error’
27. He is / taller /than me / no error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : C
28. there is no question/ of my failing /in the examination / today. / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : B
29. The audience / are requested / to be in its seats / no error
A)
B)
C)
D)
E )
Ans : C
30. Had I come / to know about his difficulties / I would have certainly helped / no error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : D
31. He is the general / whom the reporters agree / was most popular with the troops / no error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : B
32. He left to Bombay / this morning / for some official work / No error
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ans : A
Directions 33-40 : In each question, a part of sentence is printed in italics. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the italicized part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’
33. It is time the six year old is learning how to read and write
A) has learned
B) learnt
C) was learning
D) No correction required
Ans : B
34. I am sorry , but I don’t believe what you say.
A) I will not believe
B) I am not believing
C) I will not be believing
D) No correction required
Ans : D
35. She could not help but laugh.
A) laughing
B) laughed
C) laugh
D) No correction required
Ans : A
36. He never tells the truth
A) Says
B) utters
C) speaks
D) No correction required
Ans : C
37. Since 1986, there is no earthquakes here.
A) Have been
B) are
C) from
D) No correction required
Ans : A
38. Please blow up the candle
A) turn off
B) blow out
C) put off
D) No correction required
Ans : C
39. Practically every part of the banana tree is used by man.
A) most part
B) any part
C) each part
D) No correction required
Ans : D
40. Old habits die hardly.
A) die much hardly
B) die hard
C) die too hard
D) No correction required
Ans : B

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