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Reasoning:

Directions (1 - 5) : In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II, You have to take the given statements to be true even it they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically from the statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follows.
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows.
Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
Give answer (5) if both conclusion I and II follows.

1. Statements :
All medicines are tables.
Some tables are tonics.
Some tonics are bitter.
Conclusions :
I. Some tablets are bitter.
II. No medicine is a tonic.
(Ans : 3)

2. Statements :
All incomes are salaries.
Some salaries are perks.
Some perks are tangible.
Conclusions :
I. Some incomes are tangible.
II. At least some perks are salaries.
(Ans : 2)

3. Statements :
All roses are red.
Some red are colour.
All colour are colour.
Conclusions :
I. Some red are paints.
II. All red are rose.
(Ans : 1)

4. Statements :
Some casual are formal.
All formal are expensive.
All expensive are elegant.
Conclusions :
I. All formal are elegant.
II. Some casual are expensive.
(Ans : 5)

5.Statements :
All towns are cities.
All cities are urban.
Some urban are rural.
Conclusions :
I. Some towns are rural.
II. All rural are towns.
(Ans : 4)

Directions (6-10) : The following questions are based on five words given below:RAT ONE BUT AND SAW
(The new words formed after performing the mentioned operations may or may not necessarily be meaningful English words)

6. If in each of the given words, each alphabet is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series, in how many words thus formed have the consonants changed to vowels ?
(1) One
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) Four
(5) Five

7. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word highlighted in bold, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical order?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) Four

8.In each of the given words, each consonants is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series, in how many words thus formed have the vowels (same or different) two or more times?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) Four

9. If first letter of each word is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series, how many meaningful English words will be formed?
(1) One
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) Four
(5) Five

10. If the given words are arranged from left to right as they come in the dictionary which will be fourth from left?
(1) RAT
(2) ONE
(3) BUT
(4) AND
(5) SAW

Qns(11-15): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:
Five friends P, Q, R, S and T start their ;journey separately from Goa to Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Manglore via different means of transportation ie Bus, Train, Plane, Car and Yatch.The person going to Delhi did not use yatch, R reached Manglore by car and is used yatch, Q used plane to reach Kolkata and T completed his journey by train. Goa is not connected with Delhi and Chennai via bus.

11. Which pair of place and transport is correct?
(1) Kolkata-Bus
(2) Delhi-Plane
(3) Manglore-Train
(4) Chennai-Yatch
(5) Hyderabad-Car

12. Q : Kolkata as S : ?
(1) Hyderabad
(2) Chennai
(3) Manglore
(4) Delhi
(5) Can not be determined

13.Who of the following trvelled to Delhi?
(1) T
(2) R
(3) S
(4) P
(5) Q

14.Which of the following is not correct for P?
(1) the travelled to Kolkata by bus
(2) the travelled to Delhi by train
(3) the travelled to Chennai by yatch
(4) the travelled to Hyderabad by bus
(5) None of these

15. S travelled to___ by_____
(1) Hyderabaad, train
(2) Chennai, yatch
(3) Chennai, train
(4) Delhi, yatch
(5) Delhi, train

Marketing and Computer Awareness:

1. Price is an important factor for effective marketing. What are the other Ps?
(1) Product, Promotion & Place
(2) Place, Persuasion & Promotion
(3) Pride, Person & Place
(4) Product, Paper & Person
(5) None of these

2. Advertisements are required for ______
(1) Boosting the production levels
(2) Motivating the employees
(3) Boosting the sales
(4) All of these
(5) None of these

3. Sales forecasting involves study of _____
(1) Proper selling price
(2) Sales planning
(3) Distribution outlets
(4) Consumer needs and demands
(5) All of these

4. Market Research is needed for _____
(1) Choosing the right sales persons
(2) Choosing the right products
(3) Marking proper marketing decisions
(4) Deciding the sales incentives
(5) None of these

5. Marketing is termed as successful, when _________
(1) There is a rise in the number of salesmen
(2) There is no need for post-sales service
(3) There is no need to give discounts
(4) There is rise in sales through more clients
(5) Marketing is an ongoing process and hence, an never be successful.

6. What happens ;when you press the Ctrl + V key?
(1) A Capital V letter is typed into your document at the cursor point
(2) The selected item is pasted from the Clipboard
(3) The selected item is pasted to the Clipboard
(4) The selected drawing objects are distributed vertically on he page
(5) None of these

7. Which do you press to enter the current date in a cell ?
(1) CTRL + : (semicolon)
(2) CTRL + SHIFT + : (colon)
(3) CTRL + F10
(4) CTRL + F11
(5) None of these

8. Which of the following describes a relational database?
(1) It provides a relationship between integers
(2) It consists of separate tables of related data
(3) It retrieves data related to its queries
(4) It provides a relationship between floats
(5) None of these

9. How do you print your slides in a handout that includes lines for notes?
(1) In the Print dialog box, select Handouts and set the number of slides per page to 3
(2) In the Print dialog box, select Handouts and a number of slides per page, then select the Include comment pages option
(3) In the Print dialog box, select Notes Pages instead of Handouts
(4) It cannot be done
(5) None of these

10. Suppose you have columns of data that span more than one printed page. How can you automatically print the column headings on each page?
(1) Click Page Setup on the File menu, click the Sheet tab, and enter the row that contains these column headings under Print titles
(2) Click Page Setup on the File menu, click the Page tab, click the Options button, then enter your choices
(3) Click Page Setup on the File menu, click the Sheet tab, and make a selection under the Print heading
(4) Click Page Preview on the File menu, click the Sheet tab, and enter the row that contains these column headings under Print titles
(5) None of these

11. The Assistant is ______
(1) an application that allows you to take notes and save them in a file
(2) an animated character that provides help and suggestions
(3) a button on the standard Toolbar that executes the Print command
(4) a collection of frequently misspelled words in a dictionary file
(5) None of these

12. Which of the following place the common data elements in order from smallest to largest ?
(1) Character, file, record, field, database
(2) Character, record, field, file, database
(3) Character, field, record, file, database
(4) Bit, byte, character, record, field, file, database
(5) None of these

13. Select the odd one out ______
(1) Interpreter
(2) Operating System
(3) Compiler
(4) Assembler
(5) None of these

14. Which of these is a quick way to copy formatting from a selected cell to two other cells on the same worksheet ?
(1) Use CTRL to selected all three cells, then click the Paste Button image button on the Standard toolbar
(2) Copy the selected cell, then select the other two cells, click Style on the Format menu, then click Modify
(3) Click Format Painter Button image on the Formatting toolbar twice, then click in each cell you want to copy the formatting to
(4) Use Alt to select all three cells, then click the Paste Button image button on the Standard toolbar
(5) None of these

15. How do you prevent emailed word document from always opening in the Reading Layout ?
(1) From the Tools Menu > Options > General Tab > uncheck the 'Allow starting in Reading Layout'
(2) From the View Menu > Reading Layout > General Tab > uncheck the 'Allow starting in Reading Layout'
(3) Form the Format Menu > Auto format > Edit Tab > uncheck the 'Use with emailed attachments'
(4) All the above
(5) None of these

16. By default your document prints in __ mode.
(1) Landscape
(2) portrait
(3) page steup
(4) Print view
(5) None of these

17. Which of the following is small single site network?
(1) LAN
(2) DSL
(3) PAM
(4) USB
(5) None of these

18. How can page break be done in word?
(1) Press f1 key putting cursor on an appropriate place
(2) Press ctrl+ Enter putting cursor on an appropriate place
(3) Use Insert/section break
(4) Change font size of document
(5) None of these

19. What do the contents of Active cell show?
(1) Name box
(2) Reheading
(3) formula bar
(4) Task pen
(5) None of these

20. To search and load the saved file ____
(1) select the close command
(2) select the new command
(3) select the same command
(4) select open command
(5) None of the above

Numerical Aptitude:

Directions (1-5) : What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions ?

1. 1 5 13 29 ? 125 253
(1) 83
(2) 69
(3) 61
(4) 65
(5) 81

2. 45 57 81 117 165 ?
(1) 235
(2) 215
(3) 205
(4) 245
(5) 225

3. 353 354 351 356 349 ?
(1) 348
(2) 358
(3) 338
(4) 385
(5) 340

4. 1/4 1/2 3/4 1 1 1/4 1 1/2 1 3/4 ?
(1) 2
(2) 4
(3) 6
(4) 1 1/5
(5) 1 2/3

5. 17 18 26 53 117 ? 458
(1) 342
(2) 142
(3) 257
(4) 262
(5) 242

6. If the numerator of a certain fraction increased by 200% and the denominator is increased by 150% the new fraction thus formed is 9/10. What is the original fraction?
(1) 3/4
(2) 1/4
(3) 3/5
(4) 2/5

7. The average of five numbers is 49. The average of the first and the second numbers is 48 and the average of the fourth and fifth numbers is 28. What is the third number ?
(1) 92
(2) 91
(3) 95
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

8. 28% members of a certain group are married. What is the respective ratio between the number of married members to the number of
(1) 7 : 17
(2) 5 : 18
(3) 7 : 18
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

9. Mr. Khanna took a loan of Rs. 10,000/- on simple interest for two years at the rate 3 p.c.p.a. The total amount that he will be paying as interest in 2 years is 3% of his monthly salary. What is his monthly salary?
(1) Rs.30,000/-
(2) Rs.16,000/-
(3) Rs.20,000/-
(4) Rs.12,000/-
(5) None of these

10. In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'SECOND' be arranged?
(1) 720
(2) 120
(3) 5040
(4) 270
(5) None of these

Direction (11-15) : What approximate value should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions ?(Note : You are not expected to calculate the exact value.)

11. 31.635 * 455 ÷ 403 = ?
(1) 735
(2) 795
(3) 695
(4) 685
(5) 715

12. 32.3?5332 = ?
(1) 8
(2) 38
(3) 58
(4) 68
(5) 18

13. 33.105.003 + 307.993 + 215.630 = ?
(1) 610
(2) 650
(3) 660
(4) 670
(5) 630

14. 34.5223 ÷ 36 * 0.93 = ?
(1) 135
(2) 125
(3) 145
(4) 155
(5) 115

15. 35. ?2228 = ?
(1) 57
(2) 47
(3) 67
(4) 37
(5) 27

General Awareness:

1. Name of which of the following rates/ratios cannot be seen in financial newspapers?
(1) Bank Rate
(2) Repo Rate
(3) Cash Reserve Ratio
(4) Pulse Rate
(5) Statutory Ratio

2. An individual visiting UAE will have to make hi/her payments in which of the following currencies?
(1) Dirham
(2) Taka
(3) Baht
(4) Peso
(5) Dinar

3. Who amongst the following is NOT a famous writer?
(1) Sania Mirza
(2) V. S. Naipaul
(3) Chetan Bhagat
(4) Khushwant Singh
(5) Namita Gokhale

4. 'Peepli Live' is a film directed by______
(1) Anusha Rizvi
(2) Aamir Khan
(3) Kiran Rao
(4) David Dhawan
(5) None of these

5. Which of the following is the Chemical name of the salt we use in our kitchen?
(1) Calcium Carbonate
(2) Calcium Chloride
(3) Sodium Carbonate
(4) Sodium Chloride

6. The judges of the Supreme Curt of India now retire at the age of ____
(1) 58 years
(2) 60 years
(3) 62 years
(4) 65 years
(5) 68 years

7. Operation New Dawn is the biginning of stability in____
(1) Afghanistan
(2) Iran
(3) Sudan
(4) Sri Lanka
(5) Iraq

8. Wchih of the following books is written by Krian Desai?
(1) A house for Mr. Biswas
(2) 3 Mistakes of My Life
(3) A Tale of Two Sisters
(4) The Inheritance of Loss
(5) Tale of Two Cities

9. Jimena Navarrete who was crowned Miss Universe 2010 is from ___
(1) Mexico
(2) Venezuela
(3) Brazil
(4) New Zealand
(5) Italy

10. India has an agreement with USA for producing energy in the form of___
(1) Hydraulic
(2) Thermal
(3) Nuclear
(4) Solar
(5) All of these forms

11. Which of the following is an economic term?
(1) Plaintiff
(2) Bunker Blaster
(3) Deflation
(4) Lampoon
(5) Zero Hour

12. Which of the following awards is given to sports persons in India?
(1) Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Awards
(2) Arjuna Award
(3) Kalidas Samman
(4) Saraswati Samman
(5) None of these

13. Which of the following is the trophy/cup associated with the game of cricket?
(1) Derby
(2) Merdeka Cup
(3) Santhosh Trophy
(4) Duleep Trophy
(5) Durand Cup

14. Who amongst the following can take benefit of the Social Security Fund established by the Govt. of India for unorganized workers?
(1) Primary school teacher
(2) Employee of Sugar Factory
(3) Textile Mazdoor
(4) Rickshaw Puller
(5) Clerk in a factory

15. Shushil Kumar who won a Gold Medal at an international event is a famous____
(1) Wrestling champion
(2) Golf player
(3) Table Tennis Player
(4) Weight lifter
(5) None of these

16. In case a major war breaks out between two nations, which of the following organizations/ agencies will be see in the battle field, in addition to the armies of the fighting parties?
(1) WTO
(2) Red Cross
(3) CARE
(4) OPEC
(5) All of these

17. Which of the following is the abbreviated name associated with food security?
(1) ASHA
(2) PDS
(3) WTO
(4) OPEC
(5) NPA

18. Which of the following is a good and rich source of vitamin 'C'?
(1) Milk
(2) Radish
(3) Mango
(4) Lemon Juice
(5) Banana

19. Who amongst the following Indian Prime Ministers was honoured Posthumously by the Govt. of Bangladesh for his/her contributions to the independence of the the nation?
(1) Rajeev Gandhi
(2) Jawaharlal Nehru
(3) Indira Gandhi
(4) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(5) None of these

20. Who amongst the following was never a Government of the RBI ?
(1) Bimal Jalan
(2) Y.V. Reddy
(3) Arup Roy Choudhury
(4) C. Rangarajan
(5) D. Subbarao

English Language:

Directions (1-5) : In each question below four words printed in bold type are given. These are numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these words printed in bold may either be wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence, Find out the word that is inappropriate or wrongly spelt, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and appropriate in the context of the sentence then mark (5). i.e. 'All Correct' as your answer.

1. Employees must familiarise (1)/ themselves with the health (2)/ and safety (3)/ mannual (4)/ of the rganisation,/ (5) All Correct
(Ans : 4)

2. The political (1)/ environment (2)/ is not condusive (3)/ to economic reforms., (4)/All Correct (5)
(Ans : 3)

3. The ship (1)/ was at sea for many days and finally (2)/ anchored (3)/ near the costline. (4)/ All Correct.
(Ans : 4)

4. Some of our regular listenors (1)/ have complained (2)/ about the new programme (3)/ schedule (4). All Correct (5)
(Ans : 1)

5. The report (1)/ found that the saefty (2)/ equipment had been very poorly (3)/ maintained (4), All Correct (5)
(Ans : 2)

Directions (6-10). Rearrange the following six sentences/group of sentences (A),(B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) The merchant greedily counted his gold and said, "The purse I dropped had 200 pieces of gold in it. You've already stolen more than the reward ! Go away or I will tell the police."
(B) The judge, looking towards the merchant said, "you stated that the purse you lost contained 200 pieces of gold. Well, that's a considerable cost. But, the purse this beggar found had only 100 pieces of gold".
(C) "This purse therefore cannot be the one you lost." And, with that, the judge gave the purse and all the gold to the beggar.
(E) A beggar found a leather purse that someone had dropped in the marketplace. One opening it, he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. Then he heard a merchant, shout, "A reward! A reward to the one who finds my leather purse".
(F) "I am an honest man," said the beggar defiantly. "Let us take this matter to the court. The judge patiently listened to both sides of the story.

6. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) E
(2) D
(3) B
(4) C
(5) F

7. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) D
(3) F
(4) B
(5) C

8. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) D
(3) F
(4) E
(5) C

9. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) E
(2) B
(3) D
(4) C
(5) F

10. Which of the following should be FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) D
(2) F
(3) B
(4) E
(5) C

Directions (11-15) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The Bhagavad Gita is a poem of 700 verses which is a part of the Mahabarata. It is the only philosophical song existing in all languages. Its popularity and influence have never waned. It (11 )light and guidance to the troubled mind in times of crisis. It is in the (12) of a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna on the battlefield. Arjuna's mind is troubled at the thought of the killings of his friends and relatives. He cannot conceive of any gain Arjuna is the (13) of the tortured spirit of man torn by conflicting obligations and moralities.

The dialogue proceeds and takes us to the higher level of individual duty and social behaviourl, application of ethics to practical life and social outlook that should govern all. An attempt is (14) to reconcile the three path of action and the path of faith. But more (15) is laid on faith. There is a call of action to meet the obligations of life, keeping in view the spiritual background and the large purpose of the universe.

11. (1) shines
(2) enforces
(3) secures
(4) seeks
(5) provides

12. (1) constitution
(2) part
(3) formation
(4) form
(5) programme

13. (1) dream
(2) source
(3) figures
(4) symbol
(5) conceived

14. (1) made
(2) established
(3) coined
(4) given
(5) generated

15. (1) significant
(2) declaration
(3) emphasis
(4) blessings
(5) important

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