Q1. Two persons A and B who are facing each other started moving towards each other. One of them is facing either East or South direction. They both started simultaneously at the same speed and after walking 5 meters they turned towards their left and walked ahead for 2 meters. At this point A is to the North East of B and the shortest distance between them is 5 meters. What will be the shortest distance between the A and B at the instant when they both took a left turn?
Less than 3 meters
4 meters
10 meters
Cannot be determined
None of these
Solution:

Q2. A says to B –“You are the son of my only uncle’s only daughter”. C is the only cousin brother of A who has no aunt. How is C related to B?
Uncle
Brother
Cousin
Cannot be determined
None of these
Solution:

Q3. If ‘P × Q’ means ‘P is father of Q’, ‘P – Q’ means ‘P is sister of Q’, ‘P + Q’ means ‘P is mother of Q’ ‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘P is the brother of Q’ then which of the following represents ‘Q’ is son of ‘U’?
Q ÷ I – G × U
Q + I – G × U
Q ÷ N – M × U
J + Q – U × G
None of these

Directions (4)Answer the following question based on the series given below.

Q4. If every alternate character in the above sequence from left is dropped (starting from X) then which of the following characters will be fourth to the right of fifth character from the left end?
Ã…
+
\$
5
None of these

Q5. How many meaningful words of four letters can be formed using the fourth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first letter of the alphabetical series using each letter only once?
One
Two
Three
More than four
None of these
Solution:
Only two words i.e. DUST and STUD can be formed.

Q6. The population of a town is 126800. It increases by 15% in the first year and decreases by 20% in the second year. What is the population of the town at the end of 2 years?
174984
135996
116656
145820
161656
Solution:

Q7. A started a work and left after working for 2 days. Then B was called and he finished the work in 9 days. Had A left the work after working for 3 days, B would have finished the remining work in 6 days. In how many days they will finish the whole work?
5 days
3 ¾
6 (2/3)
4 (2/3)
¾
Solution:

Q8. The ratio of efficiencies of A, B and C is 2 : 3 : 4. While A and C work on alternate days and B work for all days. Now the work completed in total 10 days and total amount they get is Rs. 1200. Find the amount of each person respectively.
Rs. 200, Rs. 600, Rs. 400
Rs. 500, Rs. 500, Rs. 200
Rs. 600, Rs. 400, Rs. 200
Rs. 400, Rs. 200, Rs. 600
Rs. 450, Rs. 150, Rs. 600
Solution:

Q9. A pipe can fill a cistern in 12 min and another pipe can fill it in 15 min but a third pipe can empty it in 6 minutes. The first two pipes are kept open for 5 minutes in the beginning and then the third pipe is also opened. Time taken to empty the cistern is:
38 minutes
22 minutes
42 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
Solution:

Q10. Taps A, B and C are attached with a tank and velocity of water coming through them are 42 litre per hours, 56 litre per hours and 48 litre per hours, respectively. A and B are inlets and C is outlet. If all the taps are opened simultaneously, tank is filled in 16 hours. What is the capacity of the tank?
2346 litres
1600 litres
800 litres
960 litres
2330 litres
Solution:

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, certain parts of the paragraph are highlighted, which suggest that they may or may not belong to the paragraph. There are five sentences give as options including the highlighted part against each number. Choose the option which suits best into the theme of the paragraph as well as to the contextual meaning of the sentence. If the highlighted portion does not require any replacement, choose option (e) i.e. “No replacement required” as your answer.

On May 20, 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed in what is now Kozhikode, India. Da Gama was the first European to reach (11) Indian territory and entered into a partnership with one of the Indian Traders. Portugal and other European empires had been trading with communities in India and throughout Southeast Asia for centuries. The legendary Silk Road was an overland trade route (12) that connected many traders of India with the bustling commerce of the west. However, traveling through disputed territories in the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Peninsula (13) was meandering and complicated. Da Gama and his fleet used well-traveled routes to navigate down the western coast of Africa. After re-supplying in the Canary Islands, da Gama took a chance and sailed west into the Atlantic Ocean—(14) the direction where he had sailed many times. He took advantage of the strong, reliable winds called Westerlies to quickly steer him to the southern coast of Africa. Da Gama and his fleet rounded the Cape of Good Hope in December 1497, and named the nearby coast Natal, after the Portuguese word for Christmas. (The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal retains this name today.) Da Gama (15) established poor relations with leaders in what are now the coasts of Mozambique and southern Kenya—the Europeans became pirates of Arab trading ships in the region.

Q11.
sea borders of India by travelling the longest route of the world
spice factory and set up its monopoly there
Indian territory and did lucrative trade there
No correction required
the lucrative trade centers of India by sea
Solution:
the lucrative trade centers of India by sea as the sentence starts with Vasco De Gama was the first European to reach…….and the option (e) best fits here as other options do not make sense.

Q12.
that connected the trade centres of India
that linked the fabled spice markets of the east
that opened a spice centre
No correction required
Solution:
that linked the fabled spice markets of the east……… refer to the 4th line of the paragraph. The routes which are discussed in the passage are the trading routes of India. Moreover, we are talking about the directions of the trading sectors. Hence option (C) best suits here.

Q13.
was dangerous and time-consuming.
wasn’t that much easy
was a hard and complex sailing
No correction required
Solution:
Was dangerous and time consuming….. as it talks about the route between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian sea which can be best described as dangerous and time-consuming.

Q14.
the same direction where he wanted to go
the opposite direction of where he wanted to go.
the place where he wanted to setup the fabled spice market
the place where he wanted to be linked with the Indian traders
No correction required
Solution:
the opposite direction of where he wanted to go……..Read this statement After re-supplying in the Canary Islands, da Gama took a chance and sailed west into the Atlantic Ocean…….By reading this, one can easily find out that De Gama sailed to the opposite direction of where he wanted to go.

Q15.
established political relations with the leaders
established monopoly with the help of South Africans