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## Set B

Directions (Q1-3): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-

In spring, polar bear mothers emerge from dens with three months old cubs. The mother bear has fasted for as long as eight months but that does not stop the young from demanding full access to her remaining reserves. If there are triplets, the most persistent stands to gain an extra meal at the expense of others. The smallest of the cubs forfeits many meals to stronger siblings. Females are protective of their cubs but tend to ignore family rivalry over food. In 21 years of photographing polar bears, I have only once seen the smallest of triplets survive till autumn.

Q1) Female polar bears give birth during

(a) Spring
(b) Summer
(c) Autumn
(d) Winter

Q2) Mother bear

(a) Takes sides over cubs
(b) Lets the cubs fend for themselves
(c) Feeds only their favourites
(d) Sees that all cubs get an equal share

Q3) With reference to the passage, the following assumptions have been made:-

I. Polar bears fast as long as eight months due to non-availability of prey.
II. Polar bears always give birth to triplets.

Which of the assumptions given above is/ are true?
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II

Q4) A man traveled from a point A to B at the rate of 25 Kmph and walked back at the rate of 4 Kmph. If the whole journey took 5 hrs 48 minutes, the distance between A and B is

(a) 30 Km
(b) 24 Km
(c) 20 Km
(d) 51.6 Km

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Q5) A-Train traveling at a uniform speed clears a platform 200 m long in 10 seconds and passes a telegraph post in 5 seconds. The speed of the train is

(a) 36 km/h
(b) 39 km/h
(c) 72 km/h
(d) 78 km/h

Q6) The price of sugar increases by 20% due to the festive season. By what percentage should a family reduce the consumption of sugar so that there is no change in the expenditure?

(a) 20%
(b) 18
(c) 16
(d) 16

Q7) A’s salary is 20% lower than B’s salary, which is 15% lower than C’s salary. By how much percent is C’s salary more than A’s salary?

(a) 44.05%
(b) 45.05
(c) 46.05%
(d) 47.05

Q8) The average weight of 5 men is increased by 2 Kg when one of the men whose weight is 60 Kg is replaced by a new man. The weight of the new man is

(a) 50 Kg
(b) 65 Kg
(c) 68 Kg
(d) 70 Kg

Directions (Q9-13): In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question mark.

Q9) Loath : Coercion :: ?:?

(a) Detest : Caressing
(b) Irritate : Caressing
(c) Irate : Antagonism
(d) Reluctant : Persuasion

Q10) Trilogy : Novel :: ?:?
(a) Rice : Husk
(b) Milk : Cream
(c) Serial : Episode
(d) Gun : Cartridge

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Q11) Wife : Marriage :: ?:?
(a) Bank : Money
(b) Nationality : Citizenship
(c) Service : Qualification
(d) Attendance : Register

Q12) East : Orient :: ?:?

(a) North : Polar
(b) North : Tropic
(c) South : Capricorn
(d) West : Occident

Q13) Ignominy : Disloyalty :: ?:?

(a) Death : Victory
(b) Martyr : Man
(c) Fame : Heroism
(d) Destruction : Victory

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Q14) In how many years will a sum of Rs 800 at 10% per annum compounded semi-annually become Rs 926.10?

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

Q15) A sells 2 TV sets, one at a loss of 15% and another at a profit of 15%. Find the loss/gain percentage in the overall transaction?

(a) 2.25%
(b) 3%
(c) 4%
(d) No profit, no loss

Directions (Q 16-19): Which word or words explains the meaning of the following idioms:-

Q16) In a jiffy

(a) Outstanding
(b) Suddenly
(c) In a fix
(d) Appropriate

Q17) Upto the hilt

(a) Completely
(b) Upto the mark
(c) Upto the final decision
(d) None of these

Q18) Man of Letters

(a) Who writes too many letters
(b) An important person
(c) A politician
(d) A literary person

Q19) Sangfroid

(a) Composure
(b) Go on leave
(c) Changed Suddenly
(d) Make an attempt

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Q20) Kaziranga National Park is famous for

(a) One-horned Rhinos
(b) Tigers
(c) Swamp Dears (Barasingha)
(d) Elephants

Q21) Who among the following was the Congress President at Madras Session of 1927 when it boycotted the Simon Commission?

(b) MA Ansari
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

Q22) Why did Kalinga prove to be a turning point in the life of Ashoka?

(a) Ashoka annexed Kalinga
(b) It was the starting point of the expansion of his empire
(c) Ashoka became a zealous Buddhist
(d) It enabled the Mauryan Empire to reach its climax

Q23) Which of the following wings was not part of the espionage system described by Kautilya?

(a) Crime Branch
(b) Special Branch
(c) Political Branch
(d) None of these

Q24) Alauddin Khalji did not build

(a) Siri Fort
(b) Tomb of Jalaluddin
(c) Hauz-i-Alai
(d) Jamaat Khana Masjid

Q25) Which of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

(a) Nanda
(b) Maurya
(c) Sunga
(d) Kanva

## Set A

Q1-3) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:-

Patience is better than wisdom: An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise patience, but few can practice it. It is a medicine that is good for all diseases, but it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with. Many people are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. They think every other person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be heavy as lead, and yet if the truth were known, it is their fancy rather than their fate that makes things go so hard with them. Many would be well off than what they think of.

Q1. Which of the following is the most suitable explanation to the author’s remark that an “ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains”?
(a) Wisdom can only be attained by practicing patience.
(b) Patience comes first, wisdom next.
(c) Patience is essential for every achievement in life.
(d) Without patience, wisdom cannot be used properly.

Q2. Which one is the most likely explanation, among the following, of the author’s metaphorical statement that “it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with”?

(a) Patience is a must for solving all our problems in life.
(b) Patience is a rare herb that cures all diseases.
(c) Patience is the virtue of the highest order.
(d) It is only a small number of people that are found observing patience in life.

Q3. The writer’s remarks, “They think every person’s burden to be light and their own feathers to be as heavy as lead” is very significant. It means

(a) They are always worried and dejected.
(b) They consider their own problems to be difficult to solve as compared with the problems of other people.
(c) They feel that they alone face serious problems while others have a nice time.
(d) They remain very much worried about their own problem.

Q4-9) Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:-

Life is an (4)____ series of challenges and opportunities to be seized. You have to plan for exercising the right career choices and (5)____ the right opportunities. Planned (6)____ rather than a hasty decision is (7)___ as far as your career is concerned. You need to (8)___ what occupational groups, (9)___ and type of organizations are suitable for you.

Q4) (a) enticing (b) exciting (c) encharming (d) enhancing

Q5) (a) catching (b) offsetting (c) grabbing (d) conceiving

Q6) (a) delay (b) hindrance (c) application (d) execution

Q7) (a) desirable (b) deciphered (c) inevitable (d) acceptable

Q8) (a) check (b) classify (c) divide (d) analyse

Q9) (a) specifications (b) limitations (c) qualifications (d) identification

Q10-13) Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:-

Q10) Nebulous
(a) Tiny (b) Vague (c) Insignificant (d) Inadequate

Q11) Debilitate
(a) Weaken (b) Attack (c) Surmount (d) Destroy

Q12) Anathema
(a) Religious Chant (b) Pun (c) Musical Subject (d) Curse

Q13) Penchant
(a) Liking (b) Eagerness (c) Disability (d) Keenness

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Q14)  A boat travels upstream from B to A and downstream from A to B in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat in still water is 9 km/h and the speed of the current is 3 Km/h, the distance between A and B is
(a) 9 km
(b) 10 km
(c) 11 km
(d) 12 km

Q15) A steamer moves with a speed of 4.5 km/h in still water to a certain upstream point and comes back to the starting point in a river which flows at 1.5 km/h. The average speed of steamer for the total journey is
(a) 12 km/h
(b) 9 km/h
(c) 6 km/h
(d) 4 km/h

Q16) A can do 1/2 of a piece of work in 8 days while B can do 1/3 of the same work in 8 days. In how many days can both do it together?
(a) 9.6 days
(b) 10.5 days
(c) 11.2 days
(d) 16 days

Q17) A does 1/2 as much work as B and C does 1/2 as much work as A and B together. If C alone can finish the work in 40 days, then together all will finish the work in
(a) 30 days
(b) 13(1/3) days
(c) 15 days
(d) 20 days

Q18) A train 150 m long is running with a speed of 68 km/h. At what time will it pass a man who is running at 8 km/ h in the same direction in which the train is going?
(a) 8 sec
(b) 8.5 sec
(c) 9 sec
(d) 9.5 sec

Q19) A train covers a distance of 12 km in 10 min. If it takes 6 sec to pass a telegraph post, the length of the train is
(a) 90 m
(b) 100 m
(c) 120 m
(d) 140 m

Q20) A’s salary is 50% more than B’s. How much percent is B’s salary less than A’s?
(a) 63 1/4 %
(b) 43 1/4 %
(c) 53 1/3 %
(d) 33 1/3 %

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Q21) The price of an item is decreased by 25%. What percent increase must be done at a new price to get the original price?
(a) 33 1/3 %
(b) 43 3/4%
(c) 55 2/3 %
(d) 65 1/4 %

Q22) Anmol sold two items for Rs 1000 each. On one, he gained 10% and on another, he lost 10%. How much did he gain or lose in the whole transaction?
(a) profit,0.95%
(b) loss,1%
(c) profit,10%
(d) loss,10%

Q23) If the selling price is doubled, the profit triples. The profit percent is
(a) 66 1/3 %
(b) 150 %
(c) 100 %
(d) 90 %

Q24) A man lent a sum of money at the rate of simple interest of 4%. If the interest for 8 years is Rs 340 less than the principal, the principal is
(a) Rs 500
(b) Rs 520
(c) Rs 540
(d) Rs 560

Q25) A sum was invested for 3 years at simple interest at a certain rate. Had it been invested at a 4% higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs 600 more. The sum is
(a) Rs 4000
(b) Rs 4950
(c) Rs 5000
(d) Rs 5150

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Q26) The average weight of 50 boys in a class is 45 Kg. When one boy leaves the class, the average reduces by 100g. Find the weight of the boy who left the class.
(a) 50 Kg
(b) 50.8 Kg
(c) 49 Kg
(d) 49.9 Kg

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