Company: Infosys

Infosys Placement Paper
JB Institute of engineering&Tech, Hyderabad, 4 February, 2010

1) APTITUDE TEST:
Questions = 70; time limit = 75 minutes. Sectional cut-off in each section its around 60% in Logical Reasoning part and 50% in Verbal Ability. No negative marking Offline (paper & pen) test.
Analytical & Logical reasoning 🙁 30 questions: 40 minutes)
English section: (40 questions : 35 minutes)

Analytical reasoning

1. A family I know has several children. Each boy in this family has as many sisters as brothers but each girl has twice as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there?
Ans: 4 boys and 3 girls.

2. In a soap company a soap is manufactured with 11 parts. For making one soap you will get 1 part as scrap. At the end of the day u have 251 such scraps. From that how many soaps can be manufactured?

Ans: 25.

3. There is a 5digit no. 3 pairs of sum is eleven each. Last digit is 3 times the first one. 3 rd digit is 3 less than the second.4 th digit is 4 more than the second one. Find the digit.
Ans: 25296.

4. Every day a cyclist meets a train at a particular crossing. The road is straight before the crossing and both are traveling in the same direction. The cyclist travels with a speed of 10 Kmph. One day the cyclist comes late by 25 min. and meets the train 5km before the crossing. What is the speed of the train?
Ans: 60 kmph

5. Two twins have certain peculiar characteristics. One of them always lies on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The other always lies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On the other days they tell the truth. You are given a conversation.

Person A– today is Sunday my name is Anil
Person B — today is Tuesday, my name is Bill
what day is today?

Ans: Today is Tuesday

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) C 8) B 9) E 10) D

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. If x and y are both positive integers, how much greater is x than y?

x + y = 20
x = y²
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Ans: C

12. Fifty percent of the articles in a certain magazine are written by staff members. Sixty percent of the articles are on current affairs. If 75 percent of the articles on current affairs are written by staff members with more than 5 years experience of journalism, how many of the articles on current affairs are written by journalists with more than 5 years experience?

20 articles are written by staff members.
Of the articles on topics other than current affairs, 50 percent are by staff members with less than 5 years experience.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Ans: A

13. Is xy > 0?

1. ‘But she was very patient and remained focused on her goal’. What is an antonym for the word focused?

bothered
tired
disinterested
concerned
Ans: C

to inform the reader of the importance of wildlife conservation
To describe the work and life of Jane Goodall.
Ans: D
3. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Dr. Leakey chose Jane to work with him?

She knew a lot about Africa.
She knew a lot about African wildlife.
She earned the money to travel to Africa on her own.
She was interested in studying animals in the wild.
Ans: C
4. Which of the following is NOT true of chimpanzees?

Chimpanzees are often comfortable with strangers right away.
Chimpanzees eat meat as well as plants and fruit.
Chimpanzees use tools to help them get food.
Different chimpanzees have different personalities.
Ans: A

5. Jane Goodall is now the world’s most renowned authority on chimpanzees, having studied their behavior for nearly forty years. What does authority mean?

an intelligent person
one who studies animals
a scientist
an expert
Ans: B

Read this sentence from the article.

Directions for Questions 6-10: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.

There are some men who seem to be always on the lookout for trouble and, to tell the truth, they are seldom disappointed. Listening to such men one would think that this world is one of the stormiest and most disagreeable places. Yet, after all it is not such a bad place and the difficulty is often in the man who is too thin- skinned. On the other hand, the man who goes out expecting people to be like himself, kind and brotherly, will be surprised at the kindness he meets even in the most unlike quarters. A smile is apt to be met met with a respective smile while the sneer is just as apt to provoke a snarl. Men living in the same neighborhood may live vastly different lives. But it is not the neighborhood which is quarrelsome, but the man within us. And we have it in out power to change our neighborhood into a pleasant one by simply changing our own ways.

A) Our disagreeable and hostile world

B) A kindly and pleasant world

C) Our different and unresponsive world

D) The world and what one makes of it.

Ans: D

7. “…………..they are seldom disappointed”. The statement denotes that such men

A) Welcome difficulties as a morale booster

B) Do not have face any trouble

C) Manage to keep unruffled in the face of discomforts

D) Generally do not fail to come across troubles

Ans: D

8. The author’s own view of the world is that it is

A) One of the loveliest and quietest places

B) An unpleasant and turbulent place

C) one’s own excessive sensitivity that makes it a bad place

D) A sordid place for those who suffer in life

Ans: C

9. Which of the following is opposite in meaning to the expression ‘thin-skinned’ as sed in the passage?

A) Insensitive

B) Intelligent

C) Awkward

D) Obstinate

Ans: A

10. “On the other hand…………. unlikely quarter” The statement shows that people’s reaction to our attitude is

A) Generally indifferent

B) Surprisingly responsive

D) Mainly favorable

Ans: B

Directions 11-18: Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

11. For a few seconds, Madan was………….blinded by the powerful lights of the oncoming car

A) Heavily B) largely C) greatly D) powerfully E) totally

Ans: E

12. His interest in the study of human behavior is indeed very…………..

A) Strong B) large C) broad D) vast E) deep

Ans: E

13. The police have…………….a complaint against four persons

A) Entered B) lodged C) registered D) noted E) received

Ans: C

14. The improvement made by changes in the system was ………………..and did not warrant the large expenses.

A) Large B) small C) minute D) marginal E) uncertain

Ans: D

15. The man who is……………………..hesitating which of the two things he will do first, will do neither.

A) Persistently B) constantly C) insistently D) consistently E) perpetually

Ans: A

16. He is too……………….to be deceived easily

A) strong B) modern C) kind D) honest E) intelligent

Ans: E

17. The Manager gave her his ….. that the complaint would be investigated

A. assurance B. suggestion C. avowal D. support

Ans: A

18. I am feeling …… better today.

A. rather B. too C. fairly D. very

Ans: C

Direction Questions19-26: 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

Urban services have not expanded fast enough to cope with urban expansion. Low investment allocation have tended top be under spent. Both public( e. g. water and sewage) and private (e.g. low-income area housing) infrastructure quality has declined. this impact of the environment in which children live and the supporting services available to them when they fall ill, seems clear. The decline in average food availability and the rise in absolute poverty point in the same satisfactory direction

19. There is nothing to boast about urban services

Ans: A

20. The public transport system is in the hands of private sector.

Ans: C

21. Birth rate is higher in Urban areas compared to rural areas.

Ans: C

22. Low-cost urban housing is one of the priorities

Ans: B

23 The environment around plays an important role on the health status.

Ans: A

Passage II

Though the states cultivate only 3.2 lakh tones of mangoes, they are of premium quality and with mangoes becoming second most consumed fruit in the world after grapes. The government has been trying exporting it through sea route which is cheaper. An experiment which was done in this regard last year has proved successful.

24. Quality of mangoes is an important factor in exports.

Ans: A

25. The state also exports good quality grapes

Ans: C

26. The state also cultivates a large number of medium quality mangoes.

Ans: E

Direction27-32: 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. I going there / will not solve / this complicated problem / No error

A B C D

Ans: A

28. You can get /all the information you want / in this book / No error

A B C D

Ans: A

29. The bus could not / ascend the steep hill / because it was in the wrong gears / No error
A B C D

Ans: C

30. No stronger / a figure than his / is prescribed in the history / No error

A B C D

Ans: C

31. Most people would have /attended the union meeting / if they had / longer notice of it / No error

A B C D E

Ans: D

32. And though one did not / quite believe his claim / one saw no harm / in granting him permission / No error

A B C D E

Ans: E

Directions 33: 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. The problems of translation are still remain.

A. are remain. B. wills remain C. will still remain. D. No Correction required

Ans: C

34. It is ten years since I have begun living here

A. begun B. had begun C. began D. No Correction required

Ans: C

35. Education is a strong instruments for moldings the character of the young.

A. striking B. powerful C. potent D. No Correction required

Ans: B

36. He gave the I.A.S. examination in all seriousness.

A. appeared B. took C. undertook D. No Correction required

Ans: B

37. He has cooked that meal so often he can do it with his eyes closed.

A. mind blank B. eyes covered C. hands full D. No Correction required

Ans: D

38. The young hikers went as far as they finally got lost in the valley.

A. so far that B. too far that C. so far as that D. No Correction required

Ans: A

39. He stopped to work an hour ago

A. to working B. to have worked C. working D. No Correction required

Ans: C

40. The fact finding committee has so far not made any advancement.

A. progress B. improvement C. stride D. No Correction required

Ans: A