India-Post Question-Paper Contributed by Divya updated on Mar 2018


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1. She has the -----to this property
(a) Wright
(b) Write
(c) Rite
(d) Right     -  Ans

2. Vitamin K is essential for the ------of blood.
(a) Thinning
(b) Thickening
(c) Clotting    -  Ans
(d) Spilling

3. Fetch me a ----------of water
(a) Pile
(b) Pail    -  Ans
(c) Pale
(d) Pill

4. When they came down the hill, the ------- was steep.
(a) Dissent
(b) Descent    -  Ans
(c) Decent
(d) Descant

5. Synonym of the word 'Meritorious'
(a) Wire
(b) Deserving    -  Ans
(c) Diligent
(d) Intelligent

6. Antonym of the word 'Foreign'
(a) Aboriginal
(b) Connected
(c) Native     -  Ans
(d) Local

7. A young lady who was standing at a -------- got trapped in a valley of bullets and was killed the spot.
(a) corner ------near
(b) Scooter ----of
(c) counter-----on    -  Ans
(d) step-------in

8. The train will leave at 8.30 PM, we have been ready by 7.30 PM so that we can reach the station in time.
(a) were
(b) must be    -  Ans
(c) should be
(d) are

9. A person who gathers information secretly ------
(a) Spy    -  Ans
(b) Reporter
(c) Correspondent
(d) Writer

10. A person who abstains from alcoholic drinks
(a) Vegetarian
(b) Teetotaler    -  Ans
(c) Pilgrim
(d) Philanthropist

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11. Animals that eat flesh are----
(a) Cannibals
(b) Herbivorous
(c) Carnivorous    - Ans
(d) Quadruped

12. Diagonal is to square, diameter is to -----
(a) Earth
(b) Circle     - Ans
(c) Clock
(d) Cube

13. The number of players in Basketball is----
(a) 5   - Ans
(b) 7  
(c) 6
(d) 8

14. Ikebana is a flower arrangement style in ------
(a) South Korea
(b) Japan     -    Ans
(c) Thailand
(d) Singapore

15. The southern most tip of India is
(a) Kanyakumari
(b) Portblair
(c) Minicoy Island
(d) Indira Point     -   Ans

16. Numismatics is a study of -------
(a) Stamps
(b) Animals
(c) Birds
(d) Coins    -  Ans

17. When something burns, which gas is used up --------
(a) Hydrogen
(b) Oxygen    -  Ans
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Carbondioxide

18. Data Saheb Phalke Award winner in Karnataka Film Industry ----
(a) Vishnuvardhan
(b) G. V. Iyer
(c) Dr. Rajkumar     -  Ans
(d) Girish Karnad

19. Dove is the symbol of --------
(a) Peace            -    Ans
(b) Terrorism
(c) War
(d) Mourning

20. Jnanapeeth Award winner from Karnataka
(a) Ashapurna Devi
(b) Akhilan
(c) Narayana Reddy
(d) Shivarama Karanth    - Ans

21. Vandemataram is written by------
(a) Sharat Chandra Chattergee
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Chitta - ranjan Das
(d) Bankim Chandra Chattergee    -    Ans

22. Who is India's first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
(a) Aarthie Ramaswamy
(b) Koneru Humpy
(c) S. Meenakshi
(d) S. Vijayalakshmi    -    Ans

23. The age of a tree can be determined by
(a) Measuring its height
(b) Measuring its diameter
(c) Analyzing its sap
(d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem    -    Ans

24. The earth is :
(a) Spherical
(b) Elliptical     -    Ans
(c) Oblate Spheroid
(d) Prolate Spheroid

25. Which of the following classical dance originated in Tamil Nadu ?
(a) Kathakali
(b) Kathak
(c) Bharatanatyam    -    Ans
(d) Odissi

26. The one rupee note bears the signature of
(a) Secretary, Ministry of Finance     -    Ans
(b) Governor Reserve Bank of India
(c) Finance Minister
(d) None of these

27. Which of the following is not a primary colour :
(a) Blue
(b) Green
(c) Red
(d) Black    -    Ans

28. Meteorology is the science of -------
(a) Weather    -    Ans
(b) Meteors
(c) Matals
(d) Earthquakes

29. Which of the following is present in hard water
(a) Calcium     -    Ans
(b) Aluminium
(c) Sodium
(d) Chlorine

30. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?
(a) Samaveda
(b) Rigveda    -    Ans
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda

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31. Minimum number that should be added to 23087 to make it completely divisible by 8 is ------
(a) 1    -    Ans
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

32. Ratio of costs of a table and a chair is 5:3 if the table's cost is Rs.500/- more than the cost of the chair, what is the cost of the chair ?
(a) Rs. 1250
(b) Rs.1750
(c) Rs.1450
(d) Rs.750    -    Ans

33. 1646 - (13 X 18) + 249 = ? + 875
(a) 786        -    Ans
(b) 687
(c) 2486
(d) 2356

34. 12% of 650 + ? % of 400 = 110
(a) 25
(b) 18
(c) 8        -    Ans
(d) 80

35. The price of 349 coconuts are Rs.2094. What will be price of 26 doszens of coconuts ?
(a) Rs.1662
(b) Rs. 1562
(c) Rs.2062
(d) Rs.1872    -    Ans

36. One person took a loan of Rs.5000/- for 3 years on simple interest. After three years he paidback Rs.6200/- including the principal and the interest accrued. Calculate the rate of interest
(a) 6%
(b) 7%
(c) 8%        -    Ans
(d) 7.5%

37. Let R=qs-4  When s=8, R=16. When s=10, R is equal to
(a) 11
(b) 14
(c) 20
(d) 21        -    Ans

38. The side of a square field is 12.5m. What is the cost of  laying grass in it at Rs.6.40 per square metre ?
(a) Rs.100
(b) Rs.1000        -    Ans
(c) Rs.500
(d) Rs.2000

39. If two angles of a triangle are 70 and 40, the third angle is
(a) 60o
(b) 90o
(c) 70o        -    Ans
(d) 120 o

40.The difference between two numbers is 2 and their sum is 10. What is the product of the two numbers ?
(a) 12
(b) 6
(c) 24        -    Ans
(d) 20

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41. 'Table' is related to 'Wood', in the same ways as 'Shirt' is related to :
(a) Cotton
(b) Cloth        -    Ans
(c) Thread
(d) Garment

42. In a certain code language POWER is written as 61452 and COULD be written as 81379. How will the word COUPLE be written in that code language :
(a) 913765
(b) 831657
(c) 813675    -    Ans
(d) 813567

43. If 'P' means '-' 'Q' means 'x', 'R'  means '+' then what will be the value of the following expression ?
(a) 40
(b) 48    -    Ans
(c) 52
(d) 46

44. Pointing to photograph of a man, John said, 'He is the father of the brother of my son's mother". How is John related to the man in the photograph?
(a) Brother
(b) Son-in-law    -    Ans
(c) Father - in - law
(d) Cousin

45. Find the odd pair
(a) 28, 4
(b) 35, 5
(c) 63, 7    -     Ans
(d) 56, 8

46. Which number should come in the place of question mark in the following number series - 9,20, 33, 48, ? , 84, 105
(a) 60
(b) 65
(c) 62        -    Ans
(d) 66

47. Which one word cannot be formed from the letters of the word PARAPHERNALIA
(d) PEAR    -    Ans

48. If Z=52, and ACT = 48, then BAT will be equal to
(a) 39
(b) 41        -    Ans
(c) 44
(d) 46

49. Race:Fatigue:: Fast : ?
(a) Hunger    -    Ans
(b) Food
(c) Race
(d) Laziness

50. 'Artist' is related to 'Painting' in the same way as 'Symphony' is related to
(a) Poet
(b) Novelist
(c) Composer     -    Ans
(d) Essayist