Q1. Manoj sold an article for Rs. 15,000. Had he offered a discount of 10% on the selling price, he would have earned a profit of 8%. What is the cost price?
Rs. 12,500
Rs. 13,500
Rs. 12,250
Rs. 13,250
None of these

Q2. The income of A is 150% of the income of B and the income of C is 120% of the income of A. If the total income of A, B and C together is Rs. 86,000, what is C’s income?
Rs. 30,000
Rs. 32,000
Rs. 20,000
Rs. 36,000
None of these

Q3. Aman’s expense is 30% more than Vimal’s and Vimal’s expense is 10% less than Raman’s. If the sum of their expenses is Rs. 6,447, then what would be Aman’s expense?
Rs. 2,200
Rs. 2,457
Rs. 1,890
Rs. 2,100
None of these

Q4. The average marks of Science subject of a class of 20 students is 68. If the marks of two students were misread as 48 and 65 instead of the actual marks 72 and 61 respectively, what would be the correct average?

Q5. What would be the cost of building a fence around a square plot with area equal to 361 sq. ft, if the price per foot of building the fence is Rs. 62?
Rs. 4026
Rs. 4712
Rs. 3948
Cannot be determined
None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the information and answer the given questions: 
Eight persons A, B, C, D E, F, G and H sit on the line and all of them face north direction but not necessarily in same order. All of them stay in different floors viz. 3rd, 6th, 13th, 19th, 27th, 31st, 43rd and 47th of a multi-storey building but not necessarily in same order. The one who stays on 13th floor sits second to right of one who stays on 6th floor. C stays on 27th floor. A sits fourth to left of person who stays on 47th floor.D sits not adjacent to H. Neither A nor the person who stays on 47th floor sit on the extreme end of the line. B sits third to left of F. There is only one person sits between the G, who lives on 3rd floor and the person who stays on 47th floor. There are two persons sit between G and the one who stays on 43rd floor. H sits immediate left of one who stays on 43rd floor. There are two persons sit between H and F , who stays on 31st floor.

Q6. E lives on which floor?

Q7. How many persons sit between A and B?
None of these

Q8. D lives on which of the following floor?

Q9. Who among following sits immediate left of the person one who lives on 3rd floor?
None of these

Q10. Who among following sits third to right of A?

Directions (11-15): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which a sentence has been deleted. Three statements are given, from which any number of statements can fit and provide coherent meaning to the paragraph. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. 

Q11. India needs legislation on superstition, though what should go into it requires debate. Every superstition cannot be removed by the force of law. For that, a mental change is necessary. However, ____________________ need to be dealt with by a law that specifically addresses them.
both theocracies and some religious jurisdictions
critical components of religious liberty
superstitious practices that are utterly dehumanizing, brutal and exploitative
the witchcraft practices
Narendra Dabholkar had to fight a relentless battle against them.
Option C is the correct choice. It gives coherent meaning with the passage.
"However", is the hint here. However, Used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously. For this reason, Option C is the right choice.

Q12. Over recent decades, around 800 women in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha have been killed for practising witchcraft. Fortunately, _____________________ . Faith healers, on occasion, inflict physical injury to exorcise spirits or cure ailments. The supporters of the recent law in Karnataka that aims to prevent “inhuman evil practices and black magic” across religions cite other practices like branding children with heated objects and using spurious surgical methods to change the gender of a foetus. Lacking access to proper health care, it is the poor, it is argued, who fall victim to such methods. The new legislation also forbids made-snana, a ritual where devotees from across castes roll over the leftover food of Brahmins in certain temples to cure themselves of skin diseases.
the superstitions of modern societies haven’t invited the same activist zeal.
is law the best means of addressing such practices?
an anti-superstition law may seem necessary, but it cannot take cognisance of all realities.
laws that aim to prevent this practice exist
the initial draft of the bill was prepared by experts at the National Law School University, Bengaluru.
Option D is the correct choice, because a positive sentence is required here. Choice A can't be our answer as it is not coherent with respect to the paragraph given. C and E are grammatically incorrect.

Q13. Studies in criminology have established that certainty of punishment curbs the rate of crime and not the type or the quantum of punishment. We already have a reputation of having good laws but bad implementation. In legal parlance, it is known as ‘over-criminalisation’ — more laws but less ‘rule of law’. Therefore, ____________________________ . Enacting special laws for each set of crimes is no solution and makes the problem worse.
only 12 countries had expunged capital punishment and 11 effaced it for ordinary crimes during peacetime.
the enforcement machinery needs a major overhaul to make criminal justice more accessible
it will be in the fitness of the things to have a bare idea
firstly, that the reliability of statistics remains unverified.
general deterrence is designed to prevent crime in the general population
Option B is the correct choice.

Q14. Bail in its essence is a fine balance between the right to liberty of the person accused of an offence and the interests of society at large. The Law Commission of India has urged the government to adapt the bail law according to the changing times, _________________ , and the arbitrariness shown by the judiciary in exercise of its discretion.
the right to liberty acting as a substantive guarantee
highlighting the need to minimise pretrial confinement of an accused.
responsive criminal justice system in India.
changing patterns of crimes
not concerning with mere restrictions on freedom of movement
Correct choice is option D

Q15. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is among the world’s largest regional intergovernmental organisations. Since its inception, the countries in the region have become more integrated through enhanced intraregional trade and connectivity. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), geographically proximate to ASEAN, started _______________ has failed to deliver. It has been unable to integrate the region through trade and connectivity and continues to be stuck in the quagmire of regional politics and rivalry and stagnates from historical distrust and old animosity.
on the political and economic continuum
its journey in 1985 with similar aspirations but over time
trade amongst the SAARC members stands at 3.5% of their total volume of trade.
to revitalise the regional body, it will continue to be what it always has been: a utopian idea existing only in summit documents.
as a regional organisation, while ASEAN has grown from strength to strength.
Statement B is the correct choice and provides coherent meaning to the paragraph.