Cognizant Technology Solutions Whole-Testpaper Contributed by Arun updated on Jan 2021




Directions to solve(1-7)

Each of the questions given below consists of a statement and / or a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statement(s) is / are sufficient to answer the given question. Read the both statements and

•Give answer (A) if the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

•Give answer (B) if the data in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

•Give answer (C) if the data either in Statement I or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

•Give answer (D) if the data even in both Statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

•Give answer(E) if the data in both Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.


1. Two towns are connected by railway. Can you find the distance between them?

I.The speed of the mail train is 12 km/hr more than that of an express train.

 II. A mail train takes 40 minutes less than an express train to cover the distance.


2. The towns A, B and C are on a straight line. Town C is between A and B. The distance from A to B is 100 km. How far is A from C?

I. The distance from A to B is 25% more than the distance from C to B.

 II. The distance from A to C is of the distance C to B.


3. Two cars pass each other in opposite direction. How long would they take to be 500 km apart?

I. The sum of their speeds is 135 km/hr.

 II.The difference of their speed is 25 km/hr.


4. How much time did X take to reach the destination?

I. The ratio between the speed of X and Y is 3 : 4.

 II. Y takes 36 minutes to reach the same destination.


5.What is the speed of the train whose length is 210 metres?

I. The train crosses another train (Howrah Express/12869) of 300 metres length running in opposite direction in 10 seconds.

 II. The train crosses another train (Howrah Express/12869) running in the same direction at the speed of 60 km/hr in 30 seconds.


6. What is the length of a running train crossing another 180 metre long train running in the opposite direction?

I. The relative speed of the two trains was 150 kmph.

 II. The trains took 9 seconds to cross each other.


7. What is the length of a running train?

I. The train crosses a man in 9 seconds.

 II. The train crosses a 240 metre long platform in 24 seconds.


8.The banker's gain on a sum due 3 years hence at 12% per annum is Rs. 270. The banker's discount is:

A. Rs. 960                   B. Rs. 840

C. Rs. 1020                 D. Rs. 760


9. In 100 m race, A covers the distance in 36 seconds and B in 45 seconds. In this race A beats B by:

A. 20 m           B. 25 m

C. 22.5 m        D. 9 m


10.Two pipes can fill a tank in 20 and 24 minutes respectively and a waste pipe can empty 3 gallons per minute. All the three pipes working together can fill the tank in 15 minutes. The capacity of the tank is:

A. 60 gallons               B. 100 gallons

C. 120 gallons             D. 180 gallons


11.14n 8th Dec, 2007 Saturday falls. What day of the week was it on 8th Dec, 2006?

A. Sunday       B. Thursday

C. Tuesday      D. Friday.


Directions to solve(12-14)

Find out the wrong number in the series.

12). 19, 26, 33, 46, 59, 74, 91

A. 26               B. 33

C. 46               D. 59

E. 74


13). 1, 3, 10, 21, 64, 129, 356, 777

A. 10               B. 21

C. 64               D. 129

E. 356


14). 6, 12, 48, 100, 384, 768, 3072

A. 768             B. 384

C. 100             D. 48

E. 12


15. A pupil's marks were wrongly entered as 83 instead of 63. Due to that the average marks for the class got increased by half. The number of pupils in the class is

A) 10               B) 20               C) 40               D) 73

Ans: C


16. The average weight of A, B and C is 45 kg. If the average weight of A and B be 40 kg and that of B and C be 43 kg, then the weight of B is

A) 17 kg          B) 20 kg          C) 26 kg          D) 31 kg

Ans: D


17. The average monthly salary of 20 employees in an organisation is Rs. 1500. If the manager's salary is added, then the average salary increases by Rs. 100. What is the manager's salary?

A) Rs.2000                  B) Rs.2400                 C) Rs. 3600                D) Rs.4800

Ans: C


18. The average of five consecutive numbers in n. If the next two numbers are also included, the average will :

A) remain the same     B) increase by 1          C) increase by 1.4       D) increase by 2

Ans: B


19. In an election between two candidates, one got 55% of the total valid votes, 20% of the votes were invalid.If the total number of votes was 7500, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got, was

A) 2700           B) 2900           C) 3000           D) 3100

Ans: A


20. Two tailors X and Y are paid a total of Rs. 550 pe week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week

A) Rs. 200       B) Rs. 250         C) Rs.300      C) Rs. None of these

Ans : B


21. A student secures 90%, 60% and 54% marks in test papers with 100, 150 and 200 respectively as maximum marks. The percentage of his aggregate is

A) 64               B) 68               C) 70              D) None of these

Ans: A


22. A man gains 20% by selling an article for a certain price. If he sells it at double the price, the percentage of profit will be

A) 40               B) 100             C) 120             D) 140

Ans: D


23. Profit earned by selling an article for Ra. 1060 is 20% more than the loss incurred by selling the article for Rs. 950. At what price should be article be sold to earn 20% profit.?

A) 980             B) 1080                      C) 1800                       D) None of these

Ans: D


24. The ages of A and B are in the ration of 3:1. Fifteen years hence, the ratio will be 2:1 Their present ages are

A) 30 years, 10 years                          B) 45 years, 15 years               C) 21 years, 7years

D) 60 years, 20 years

Ans: B


25.  The electricity bill of a certain establishment is partly fixed and partly varies as the number of units of electricity consumed. When in a certain month 540 units are consumed, the bill is Rs. 1800. In another month 620 units are consumed and the bill is Rs. 2040. In yet another month 500 units are consumed. The bill for that month would be

A) Rs.1560      B) Rs. 1680    C) Rs. 1840     D) Rs. 1950

Ans: B


26. A and B are two alloys of gold and copper prepared by mixing metals in the ratio 7: 2 and 7: 11 respectively. If equal quantities of the alloys are melted to form a third alloy C, the ratio of gold and copper in C will be

A) 5:7              B) 5:9              C) 7:5              D) 9:5

Ans: C


27. Three men, four women and six children can complete a work in seven days. A women does double the work a man does and a child does half the work a man does. How many women alone can complete this work in 7 days

A) 7     B) 8     C) 12   D) Cannot be determined       E) None of these

Ans: A


29. A man, a women and a boy can complete a job in 3, 4 and 12 days respectively. How many boys must assist 1 man and 1 women to complete the job in 1/4 of a day.

A) 1                 B) 4                 C) 19               D) 41

Ans: D


30. If 6 men and 8 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days while 26 men and 48 boys can do the same in 12 days, the time taken by 15 men and 20 boys in doing the same type of work will be :

A) 4 days        B) 5 days        C) 6 days        D) 7 days

Ans: A




Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


1. Every day, in the school, one period games, sports and physical exercise.

A) entrusted

B) dedicated

C) conceded

D) devoted

E) conferred


2. 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


3. 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


4. 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


5. 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


6. We are certain that the snowstorm was .............................

A) immutable

B) extraneous

C) unavoidable

D) inherent


7. With God not having a ............... , nobody could complain to him.

A) telephone

B) wireless

C) hotline

D) None of these



8. He requested all his class .............. to attend his birthday party.


A) comrades

B) companions

C) fellows

D) friends


Directions for Questions 8-13:

 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.


9. '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.


10. 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

D) it broadens one's outlook


11. 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


12. 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


13. 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


Direction Questions 14-18:

 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.

mark your answer as :

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.



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.


14. 630 primary schools in Bihar have all the facilities like like furniture, toilet, drinking water , games

Ans: E


15.In Bihar, 90% of the primary teachers are women

Ans: C


16. In Bihar, 50% of the children are illiterate

Ans: C


17. A large number of primary schools in Bihar are one teacher schools

Ans: E


18. Classroom for most of the primary schools in Bihar inadequate.

Ans: B


Direction 19-32:

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'

19. Inspite of the doctor's stern warning, / he continued taking / sugar in his tea / No error





Ans : C


20. myself and Gopalan/ will take care of / the function on Sunday / No error





Ans : A


21. Being a very / hot day I / remained indoors / No error





Ans : A


22. I saw / a few children /playing on sand / No error





Ans : C


23. Interviews for / the post of lectures / will begin from Monday /No error





Ans : B

Directions for Questions 24-25:

 In each of the following questions, a paragraph or a sentence has been broken up into different parts. The parts have been scrambled and numbered as given below.  Choose the correct order of these parts from the given alternatives

24.       1) keeper of the     

2) guardian of   

3) as well as   

4) The U.N.O is supposed to be the   

5) the morally conceived 

6) political conscience 

7) expressly defined rights and duties of sovereign states. 

8) and

 A) 4,1,7,3,2,5,8,6   

B) 4,2,6,8,1,3,5,7   

C) 4,1,6,8,2,5,3,7   

D) 4,2,7,3,1,5,8,6

        Ans: C


25.       1) are free from   

2) grow abundantly  

3) low plants   

4) Tundra regions   

5) during short summer   

6) like mosses and lichens   

7) and    

8) ice

                        A) 3,6,2,5,7,4,1,8   

B) 4,1,8,5,7,3,6,2   

C) 5,3,6,2,7,4,1,8   

D) 5,4,1,8,7,2,3,6

        Ans: B