1. Bees and houseflies are related to the group

(1) Insect

(2) Worm

(3) Animal

(4) None of these

Ans. (1)

2. Choose the odd one in the following.

(1) 3

(2) 5

(3) 7

(4) 9

Ans. (4)

3. The first grand slam tennis tournament of the year is

(1) Wimbledon Open

(2) US Open

(3) French Open

(4) Australian Open

Ans. (4)

4. At Kelvin scale, the normal temperature of human body is

(1) 290

(2) 310

(3) 300

(4) 30

Ans. (2)

5. The monopolistic rule of East India Company was brought under the direct control of British Empire in

(1) 1793

(2) 1784

(3) 1773

(4) 1781

Ans. (4)

6. Which type of economy exists in India?

(1) Socialist

(2) Mixed

(3) Capitalist

(4) Rural

Ans. (2)

7. National Stock Exchange is located in

(1) Mumbai

(2) Kolkata

(3) Chennai

(4) New Delhi

Ans. (1)

8. Which of the following pollutes the air of big cities?

(1) Copper

(2) Lead

(3) Chromium

(4) Copper Oxide

Ans. (2)

9. What is Zero Hour?

(1) When the Parliament discusses the proposals of the Opposition

(2) Time of recess

(3) When the Parliament discusses important issues

(4) None of these

Ans. (3)

10. The session of Parliament is called ? (minimum) in a year.

(1) Twice

(2) Four times

(3) Six times

(4) Thrice

Ans. (1)

11. Golda Meir was the woman Prime Minister of

(1) England

(2) France

(3) Sri Lanka

(4) Israel

Ans. (4)

12. How many members are nominated by the President for the Council of States?

(1) 10

(2) 11

(3) 15

(4) 12

Ans. (4)

13. Magellan Strait is located between/at

(1) Pacific and South Atlantic Oceans

(2) The south end of Africa

(3) China and Japan

(4) The south end of South America.

Ans. (1)

14. Who was the founder of the Satya Shodhak Samaj?

(1) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(2) Sri Narayan Guru

(3) Jyotirao Phule

(4) Ishwarchand Vidyasagar

Ans. (3)

15. Which of the following does not touch the boundary of Myanmar?

(1) Mizoram

(2) Manipur

(3) Nagaland

(4) Tripura

Ans. (4)

16. Which of the following rivers does not fall into Bay of Bengal?

(1) Mahanadi

(2) Tapti

(3) Godavari

(4) Krishna

Ans. (2)

17. Pitty and organic soils are found in

(1) Kerala

(2) Maharashtra

(3) Andhra Pradesh

(4) Tamil Nadu

Ans. (4)

18. The highest peak of south India is

(1) Anaimudi

(2) Doda Beta

(3) Arnarkantak

(4) Mahendra Gin

Ans. (2)

19. If the length of a simple pendulum is doubled, its time period will

(1) increase

(2) decrease

(3) remain constant

(4) None of these

Ans. (1)

20. Which of the following reacts sharply with oxygen?

(1) AI

(2) Cu

(3) Fe

(4) Zn

Ans. (3)

21. For the implantation of ovum in the ovaries, the hormone produced is

(1) oxytocin

(2) prolactin

(3) progesterone

(4) None of these

Ans. (3)

22. In human body the ratio of red blood corpuscles and white blood corpuscles is

(1) 300: 1

(2) 400: 1

(3) 500: 1

(4) 600: 1

Ans. (4)

23. One of the digestive juices that lack enzymes but aids digestion is

(1) bile

(2) succus entÃ¨ricus

(3) chyme

(4) chyle

Ans. (1)

24. Which of the following planets has been named after the Roman goddess of love?

(1) Mars

(2) Jupiter

(3) Saturn

(4) Venus

Ans. (4)

25. The Swine Flu virus is denoted by

(1) H

(2) N

(3) H1N1

(4) H

Ans. (3)

26. Parliamentary elections in India were not held in

(1) 1996

(2) 1997

(3) 1998

(4) 1999

Ans. (2)

27. Ghumar is a folk dance of

(1) Jammu and Kashmir

(2) Punjab

(3) Himachal Pradesh

(4) Rajasthan

Ans. (4)

28. National Metallurgical laboratory is located in

(1) Jamshedpur

(2)Bhilai

(3) Durgapur

(4) Rourkela

Ans. (1)

29. The language of the Union Territory of Lakshadwip is

(1) Tamil

(2) Hindi

(3) Malayalam

(4) Telugu

Ans. (3)

30. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2004 was given to

(1) P.T. Usha

(2) Sania Mirza

(3) Rajya Vardhan Rathore

(4) Anju Bobby George

Ans. (3)

31. Echo is heard when the reflecting surface is

(1) of less volume

(2) of large area

(3) of less area

(4) of large volume

Ans. (2)

32. The substance coated on plastic tape recorder tapes is

(1) zinc oxide

(2) magnesium oxide

(3) iron sulphate

(4) iron oxide

Ans. (4)

33. Dronacharya Award is presented to a

(1) Sports coach

(2) Chess champion

(3) Hockey player

(4) Cricket player

Ans. (1)

34. ‘A Bond with the Mountains’ is a collection of short stories by

(1) Khushwant Singh

(2) Ruskin Bond

(3) Graham Greene

(4) R.K. Narayan

Ans. (2)

35. Which country patented its famous automatic rifle Kalashnikov?

(1) Russia

(2) China

(3) Afghanistan

(4) Spain

Ans. (1)

36. How many sovereign countries are members of the United Nations?

(1) 180

(2) 193

(3) 185

(4) 183

Ans. (2)

37. Who received one of Pakistan’s highest civilian award Nishan-e Imtiaz for his extraordinary contribution in the field of art?

(1) Amitabh Bachchan

(2) Nasiruddin Shah

(3) M.F. Hussain

(4) Dilip Kumar

Ans. (4)

38. The book ‘The Insider” is written by

(1) P.V. Narasimha Rao

(2) Shobha De

(3) Vikram Chandra

(4) Khushwant Singh

Ans. (1)

39. Which of the following is not related to vitamin ‘B’ complex group?

(1) Thiamin

(2) Retinol

(3) Folic acid

(4) Riboflavin

Ans. (2)

40. Bhatnagar Award is given for significant contribution in the field of

(1) Economics

(2) Agriculture

(3) Literature

(4) Science and Technology

Ans. (4)

41. Prambikulam Dam has been an issue of dispute between

(1) Karnataka and Kerala

(2) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

(3) Tamil Nadu and Kerala

(4) Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Ans. (3)

42. India’s maximum tax revenue comes from

(1) Corporation tax

(2) Income tax

(3) Excise tax

(4) Customs duty

Ans. (3)

43. Thomas Cup is associated with

(1) Badminton

(2) Billiards

(3) Lawn Tennis

(4) Table Tennis

Ans. (1)

44. Who wrote the book, Never Gandhi Not Again?

(1) R.K. Narayan

(2) Omesh Saigal

(3) Arun Shourie

(4) Narsimha Rao

Ans. (2)

45. The cost price of 18 articles is equal to the selling price of 15 articles.

The gain per cent is:

(1) 15%

(2) 20%

(3) 25%

(4) 18%

Ans. (2)

46. 12 copies of a book were sold for Rs. 1800, thereby gaining the cost price of 3 copies. The cost price of a copy is

(1) Rs. 120

(2) Rs. 150

(3) Rs. 1200

(4) Rs. 1500

Ans. (1)

47. A sum of money was invested at a certain rate for 2 years. Had it been invested at 3% higher rate of interest, it would have fetched Rs. 450 more. The sum invested was:

(1) Rs. 7500

(2) Rs. 600

(3) Rs. 5000

(4) Rs. 4500

Ans. (1)

48. A sum of money put out at com pound interest amounts to Rs. 16900 in 2 years and to Rs. 17576 in 3 years. Find the rate of interest per annum.

(1) 4%

(2) 5%

(3) 10%

(4) 6%

Ans. (1)

49. On what sum of money will the compound interest for 3 years at 5% per annum amount to Rs. 630.50?

(1) Rs.1200

(2) Rs. 1261

(3) Rs. 4000

(4) Rs. 3000

Ans. (3)

50. A sum of Rs. 625 is made up of 80 currency notes which are of either Rs. 10 or Rs. 5 denomination. The numbers of Rs.10 notes are

(1) 35

(2) 45

(3) 40

(4) 30

Ans. (2)

51. A certain job was assigned to a group of men to do in 20 days. But 12 men did not turn up for the job and the remaining men did the job in 32 days. The original number of men in the group was

(1) 32

(2) 34

(3) 36

(4) 40

Ans. (1)

52. A certain number of men can do a work in 60 days. If there were 8 men more it could be finished in 10 days less. How many men were there in the beginning?

(1) 40

(2) 35

(3) 45

(4) 50

Ans. (1)

53. 12 men and 18 boys’ working 7& 1/2 hours a day can do a certain work in 60 days. If one man works equal to 2 boys, then the number of boys required to help 21 men to do twice the work in 50 days, working 9 hours a day, will be

(1) 30

(2) 42

(3) 48

(4) 90

Ans. (2)

54. The average expenditure of a man for the first five months is Rs. 1200 and for the next seven months is Rs. 1300. Find his monthly average income if he saves Rs. 2900 during the year?

(1) Rs. 1500

(2) Rs, 1475

(3) Rs. 1450

(4) Rs. 1425

Ans. (1)

55. The average temperature for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday was 40°C.The average for Tuesday. Wednesday and Thurs day was 41°C. If on Thursday temperature is 45°C, what was it on Monday?

(1) 40°C

(2) 41°C

(3) 42°C

(4) 43.5°C

Ans. (3)

56. Of the three numbers, second is twice the first and is also thrice the third. If the average of the three numbers is 44, the largest number is:

(1) 24

(2) 72

(3) 36

(4) 108

Ans. (2)

57. Of the three numbers whose average is 60, the first is one fourth of the sum of the others. The first number is:

(1) 30

(2) 36

(3) 42

(4) 45

Ans. (2)

58. The average age of a family of 5 members is 24 years. If the age of youngest member be 6 years, find the average age of the family at the birth of the youngest member.

(1) 23 ½ years

(2) 20 years

(3) 22 ½ years

(4) 18 years

Ans. (4)

59. 9 men went to a hotel. 8 of them spent Rs. 30 each over their meals and the 9th spent Rs. 20 more than the average expenditure of all the nine. The total money spent by them is:

(1) Rs. 292.50

(2) Rs. 272.50

(3) Rs. 312.50

(4) Rs. 325.50

Ans. (1)

60. In a cricket team of eleven players, one player weighing 42 kg. is injured and his plate is taken by another player. If the average weight of the team is increased by 100 grams as a result of this, then the weight of the new player is

(1) 43.1 kg.

(2) 43.01 kg.

(3) 43.50 kg.

(4) 42.9 kg.

Ans. (1)

61. The average age of 8 persons in a committee is increased by 2 years when two men whose ages are 35 years and 45 years are replaced by two women. The average age of two women is (in years)

(1) 40

(2) 42

(3) 48

(4) 45

Ans. (3)

62. One-fourth of a certain journey was covered at an average speed of 45 km/hour, one third at the speed of 48 km/hour and the remaining journey at the speed of 50 km/hour. The average speed of the whole journey in km/hour is:

(1) 54

(2) 51

(3) 48

(4) 46

Ans. (3)

63. Visitors to a show were charged Rs. 150.00 each on the first day, Rs. 75.00 on the second day and Rs. 25.00 on the third day and the total attendance on the three days were in the ratio 2 : 5.: 13. The average charge per person for the whole show is:

(1) Rs. 75.00

(2) Rs. 60.00

(3) Rs. 50.00

(4) Rs. 55.00

Ans. (3)

64. Preeti has a son, named Arun. Ram is Preeti’s brother. Neeta too has a daughter named Reema. Neeta is Ram’s sister. What is Arun’s relationship to Reema?

(1) Brother

(2) Nephew

(3) Cousin

(4) Uncle

Ans. (3)

65. Pointing to a woman a man said, “Her mother is the only daughter of my mother.” How is the man related to the woman?

(1) Father

(2) Brother

(3) Paternal Uncle

(4) Maternal Uncle

Ans. (4)

66. A is the father of X. B is the mother of Y. The sister of X and Z is Y. Which of the following statements is not true?

(1) B is the wife of A

(2) B has one daughter

(3) Y is the son of A

(4) X is the sister of Z

Ans. (3)

67. X told Y, “It is true that I am your real brother, but you are not my sister”. How would Y be possibly related to X?

(1) Cousin

(2) Friend

(3) Brother

(4) Cannot be determined

Ans. (3)

68. From the given choices, e1ect the one which can be formed by using the letters of the given word:

TRANSFORMATION

(1) TRANSACTION

(2) TRANSFER

(3) INFORMANT

(4) INFORMER

Ans. (3)

69. From the given choices, select the one which can be formed by using the letters of the given word:

MEASUREMENT

(1) MASTER

(2) SUMMIT

(3) MANTLE

(4) ASSURE

Ans. (1)

70. A pipe of diameter‘d’ can drain a certain water tank in 40 minutes. The time taken by a pipe of diameter ‘2d’ for doing the same job is:

(1) 50 mm.

(2) 10 mm.

(3) 20mm

(4) 80mm.

Ans. (2)

Directions (71 – 75): In each of the following questions, find the next term to fill the blank space.

71. 20, 32, 45, 59, 74?

(1)95

(2)90

(3) 85

(4) 79

Ans. (1)

72. 210, 195, 175, 150, 120?

(1) 75

(2) 80

(3) 85

(4) 90

Ans. (3)

73. 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26?

(1) 52

(2) 30

(3) 28

(4) 48

Ans. (1)

74. 3, 8, 15, 24, 35?

(1) 42

(2) 48

(3) 49

(4) 53

Ans. (2)

75. 5, 16, 49, 148?

(l) 440

(2) 441

(3) 443

(4) 445

Ans. (4)

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