Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Question-Paper Contributed by Neeraj updated on May 2021
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Numerical Aptitude

1. A train running at the speed of 60 km/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the length of the train?
A. 120 metres
B. 180 metres
C. 324 metres
D. 150 metres

2. The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:
A. 200 m
B. 225 m
C. 245 m
D. 250 m

3. Present ages of Sameer and Anand are in the ratio of 5 : 4 respectively. Three years hence, the ratio of their ages will become 11 : 9 respectively. What is Anand's present age in years?
A. 24
B. 27
C. 40
D. Cannot be determined

4. A is two years older than B who is twice as old as C. If the total of the ages of A, B and C be 27, the how old is B?
A. 7
B. 8
C. 9
D. 10

5. Two students appeared at an examination. One of them secured 9 marks more than the other and his marks was 56% of the sum of their marks. The marks obtained by them are:
A. 39, 30
B. 41, 32
C. 42, 33
D. 43, 34

6. What percentage of numbers from 1 to 70 have 1 or 9 in the unit's digit?
A. 1
B. 14
C. 20
D. 21

7. A tank is filled by three pipes with uniform flow. The first two pipes operating simultaneously fill the tank in the same time during which the tank is filled by the third pipe alone. The second pipe fills the tank 5 hours faster than the first pipe and 4 hours slower than the third pipe. The time required by the first pipe is:
A. 6 hours
B. 10 hours
C. 15 hours
D. 30 hours

8. A and B invest in a business in the ratio 3 : 2. If 5% of the total profit goes to charity and A's share is Rs. 855, the total profit is:
A. Rs. 1425
B. Rs. 1500
C. Rs. 1537.50
D. Rs. 1576

9. Three partners shared the profit in a business in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. They had partnered for 14 months, 8 months and 7 months respectively. What was the ratio of their investments?
A. 5 : 7 : 8
B. 20 : 49 : 64
C. 38 : 28 : 21
D. None of these

10. The banker's discount on a bill due 4 months hence at 15% is Rs. 420. The true discount is:
A. Rs. 400
B. Rs. 360
C. Rs. 480
D. Rs. 320

11. The banker's gain of a certain sum due 2 years hence at 10% per annum is Rs. 24. The present worth is:
A. Rs. 480
B. Rs. 520
C. Rs. 600
D. Rs. 960

12. Three numbers which are co-prime to each other are such that the product of the first two is 551 and that of the last two is 1073. The sum of the three numbers is:
A. 75
B. 81
C. 85
D. 89

13. The least number, which when divided by 12, 15, 20 and 54 leaves in each case a remainder of 8 is:
A. 504
B. 536
C. 544
D. 548

14. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?
A. 6.25
B. 6.5
C. 6.75
D. 7

15. An error 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. The percentage of error in the calculated area of the square is:
A. 2%
B. 2.02%
C. 4%
D. 4.04%

English Language

(Qns 1-5)Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

1. To drive home
A. To find one's roots
C. Back to original position
D. To emphasise
E. None of these

2. To have an axe to grind
A. A private end to serve
B. To fail to arouse interest
C. To have no result
D. To work for both sides
E. None of these

3. To catch a tartar
A. To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
B. To catch a dangerous person
C. To meet with disaster
D. To deal with a person who is more than one's match
E. None of these

4. To play second fiddle
A. To be happy, cheerful and healthy
B. To reduce importance of one's senior
C. To support the role and view of another person
D. To do back seat driving
E. None of these

5. A man of straw
A. A man of no substance
B. A very active person
C. A worthy fellow
D. An unreasonable person
E. None of these

(Qns 6-8)In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

6. ARTIFICIAL
A. Red
B. Natural
C. Truthful
D. Solid

7. EXODUS
A. Influx
B. Home-coming
C. Return
D. Restoration

8. COMMISSIONED
A. Started
B. Closed
C. Finished
D. Terminated.

(Qns 9-12)Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.

9. The small child does whatever his father was done.
A. has done
B. did
C. does
E. No correction required

10.The man to who I sold my house was a cheat.
A. to whom I sell
B. to who I sell
C. who was sold to
D. to whom I sold
E. No correction required

11. They were all shocked at his failure in the competition.
A. were shocked at all
D. had been all shocked on
E. No correction required

12. He is too important for tolerating any delay.
A. to tolerate
B. to tolerating
C. at tolerating
D. with tolerating
E. No correction required

(Qns 13-15)In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

13. CORPULENT
A. Lean
B. Gaunt
C. Emaciated
D. Obese

14. VENT
A. Opening
B. Stodge
C. End
D. Past tense of go

15. CANNY
A. Obstinate
B. Handsome
C. Clever
D. Stout

Financial Management

1. Suppliers and Creditors of a firm are interested in
A.Profitability Position
B.Liquidity Position
C.Market Share Position
D. Debt Position

2. Gross Profit Ratio for a firm remains same but the Net Profit Ratio is decreasing. The reason for such behavior could be:
A. Increase in Costs of Goods Sold
B.If Increase in Expense
C. Increase in Dividend
D.Decrease in Sales.

3. Which of the following statements is correct?
A. A Higher Receivable Turnover is not desirable,
B. Interest Coverage Ratio depends upon Tax Rate,
C.Increase in Net Profit Ratio means increase in Sales,
D. Lower Debt-Equity Ratio means lower Financial Risk.

4. Debt to Total Assets of a firm is .2. The Debt to Equity boo would be:
A. 0.80
B.0.25
C. 1.00
D.0.75

5. Capital Budgeting is a part of:
A.Investment Decision
B. Working Capital Management
C. Marketing Management
D. Capital Structure

6. Capital Budgeting deals with:
A. Long-term Decisions
B. Short-term Decisions
C. Both
D.Neither a) nor b)

7. Which of the following is not used in Capital Budgeting?
A. Time Value of Money
B. Sensitivity Analysis
C. Net Assets Method
D. Cash Flows

8. Capital Budgeting Decisions are:
A. Reversible
B. Irreversible
C. Unimportant
D.All of the above

9. Evaluation of Capital Budgeting Proposals is based on Cash Flows because:
A. Cash Flows are easy to calculate
B.Cash Flows are suggested by SEBI
C. Cash is more important than profit
D. None of the above

10. Which of the following is not included in incremental A flows?
A. Opportunity Costs
B.Sunk Costs
C. Change in Working Capital
D. Inflation effect

11. In Capital Budgeting, Sunk cost is excluded because it is:
A. of small amount
B. not incremental
C. not reversible
D. All of the above

12. Savings in respect of a cost is treated in capital budgeting as:
A. An Inflow
B. An Outflow
C. Nil
D. None of the above.

13. Feasibility Set Approach to Capital Rationing can be applied in:
A. Accept-Reject Situations
B. Divisible Projects
C. Mutually Exclusive Projects
D. None of the above

14. In case of divisible projects, which of the following can be used to attain maximum NPV?
A. Feasibility Set Approach
B. Internal Rate of Return
C. Profitability Index Approach
D. Any of the above

15. Profitability Index, when applied to Divisible Projects, impliedly assumes that:
A. Project cannot be taken in parts
B. NPV is linearly proportionate to part of the project taken up
C. NPV is additive in nature
D. Both b) and c)

16. If there is no inflation during a period, then the Money Cashflow would be equal to:
A. Present Value
B. Real Cash flow
C. Real Cash flow + Present Value
D. Real Cash flow - Present Value

17. Real rate of return is equal to:
A. Nominal RatexInflation Rate
B. Nominal Rate/Inflation Rate
C. Nominal Rate - Inflation Rate
D. Nominal Rate + Inflation Rate

18. If the Real rate of return is 10% and Inflation s Money Discount Rate is:
A. 14.4%
B. 2.5%
C. 25%
D. 14%

19. Two mutually exclusive projects with different economic lives can be compared on the basis of
A. Internal Rate of Return
B. Profitability Index
C. Net Present Value
D. Equivalent Annuity Value

20. Risk in Capital budgeting is same as:
A. Uncertainty of Cash flows
B. Probability of Cash flows
C. Certainty of Cash flows
D. Variability of Cash flows

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