1. Choose the most appropriate phrase from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
The aircraft _____take off as soon as its flight plan was filed.
(A) is allowed to
(B) will be allowed to
(C) was allowed to
(D) has been allowed to
(1 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: C
2. Read the statements:
All women are entrepreneurs.
Some women are doctors.
Which of the following conclusions can be logically inferred from the above statements?
(A) All women are doctors
(B) All doctors are entrepreneurs
(C) All entrepreneurs are women
(D) Some entrepreneurs are doctors
(1 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: D
3. Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
Many ancient cultures attributed disease to supernatural causes. However, modern science has largely helped ____ such notions.
(A) impel
(B) dispel
(C) propel
(D) repel
(1 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: B
4. The statistics of runs scored in a series by four batsmen are provided in the following table. Who is the most consistent batsman of these four?
(A) K
(B) L
(C) M
(D) N
(1 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: A
5. What is the next number in the series?
12 35 81 173 357 ____.
(1 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: 725
6. Find the odd one from the following group:
W,E,K,O I,Q,W,A F,N,T,X N,V,B,D
(A) W,E,K,O
(B) I,Q,W,A
(C) F,N,T,X
(D) N,V,B,D
(2 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: D
7. For submitting tax returns, all resident males with annual income below Rs 10 lakh should fill up form P and all resident females with income below Rs 8 lakh should fill up Form Q. All people with incomes above Rs 10 lakh should fill up Form R, except non residents with income above Rs 15 lakhs, who should fill up Form S. All others should fill Form T. An example of a person who should fill Form T is
(A) a resident male with annual income Rs 9 lakh
(B) a resident female with annual income Rs 9 lakh
(C) a nonresident male with annual income Rs 16 lakh
(D) a nonresident female with annual income Rs 16 lakh
(2 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: B
8. A train that is 280 metres long, travelling at a uniform speed, crosses a platform in 60 seconds and passes a man standing on the platform in 20 seconds. What is the length of the platform in metres ?
(2 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: 560
9. The exports and imports (in crores of Rs.) of a country from 2000 to 2007 are given in the following bar chart. If the trade deficit is defined as excess of imports over exports, in which year is the trade deficit 1/5th of the exports?
(A) 2005
(B) 2004
(C) 2007
(D) 2006
(2 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: D
10. You are given three coins: one has heads on both faces, the second has tails on both faces, and the third has a head on one face and a tail on the other. You choose a coin at random and toss it, and it comes up heads. The probability that the other face is tails is
(A) 1/4
(B) 1/3
(C) 1/2
(D) 2/3
(2 Mark, 2014[1])

Ans: B
11. Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
Communication and interpersonal skills are important in their own ways.
(A) each
(B) both
(C) all
(D) either
(1 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: B
12. Which of the options given below best completes the following sentence?
She will feel much better if she ______.
(A) will get some rest
(B) gets some rest
(C) will be getting some rest
(D) is getting some rest
(1 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: B
13. Choose the most appropriate pair of words from the options given below to complete the following sentence. She could not _____ the thought of _________ the election to her bitter rival.
(A) bear, loosing
(B) bare, loosing
(C) bear, losing
(D) bare, losing
(1 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: C
14. A regular die has six sides with numbers 1 to 6 marked on its sides. If a very large number of throws show the following frequencies of occurrence: 1 → 0.167; 2 → 0.167; 3 → 0.152; 4 → 0.166; 5 → 0.168; 6 → 0.180. We call this die
(A) irregular
(B) biased
(C) Gaussian
(D) insufficient
(1 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: B
15. Fill in the missing number in the series.
2 3 6 15 ___ 157.5 630
(1 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: 45
16. Find the odd one in the following group
Q,W,Z,B B,H,K,M W,C,G,J M,S,V,X
(A) Q,W,Z,B
(B) B,H,K,M
(C) W,C,G,J
(D) M,S,V,X
(2 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: C
17. Lights of four colors (red, blue, green, yellow) are hung on a ladder. On every step of the ladder there are two lights. If one of the lights is red, the other light on that step will always be blue. If one of the lights on a step is green, the other light on that step will always be yellow. Which of the following statements is not necessarily correct?
(A) The number of red lights is equal to the number of blue lights
(B) The number of green lights is equal to the number of yellow lights
(C) The sum of the red and green lights is equal to the sum of the yellow and blue lights
(D) The sum of the red and blue lights is equal to the sum of the green and yellow lights
(2 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: D
18. The sum of eight consecutive odd numbers is 656. The average of four consecutive even numbers is 87. What is the sum of the smallest odd number and second largest even number?
(2 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: 163
19. The total exports and revenues from the exports of a country are given in the two charts shown below. The pie chart for exports shows the quantity of each item exported as a percentage of the total quantity of exports. The pie chart for the revenues shows the percentage of the total revenue generated through export of each item. The total quantity of exports of all the items is 500 thousand tonnes and the total revenues are 250 crore rupees. Which item among the following has generated the maximum revenue per kg?
(A) Item 2
(B) Item 3
(C) Item 6
(D) Item 5
(2 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: D
20. It takes 30 minutes to empty a halffull tank by draining it at a constant rate. It is decided to simultaneously pump water into the halffull tank while draining it. What is the rate at which water has to be pumped in so that it gets fully filled in 10 minutes?
(A) 4 times the draining rate
(B) 3 times the draining rate
(C) 2.5 times the draining rate
(D) 2 times the draining rate
(2 Mark, 2014[2])

Ans: A
21. “India is a country of rich heritage and cultural diversity.”
Which one of the following facts best supports the claim made in the above sentence?
(A) India is a union of 28 states and 7 union territories.
(B) India has a population of over 1.1 billion.
(C) India is home to 22 official languages and thousands of dialects.
(D) The Indian cricket team draws players from over ten states.
(1 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: C
22. The value of one U.S. dollar is 65 Indian Rupees today, compared to 60 last year. The Indian Rupee has ____.
(A) depressed
(B) depreciated
(C) appreciated
(D) stabilized
(1 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: B
23. ‘Advice’ is ______.
(A) a verb
(B) a noun
(C) an adjective
(D) both a verb and a noun
(1 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: B
24. The next term in the series 81, 54, 36, 24, … is ____.
(1 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: 16
25. In which of the following options will the expression P < M be definitely true?
(A) M < R > P > S
(B) M > S < P < F
(C) Q < M < F = P
(D) P = A < R < M
(1 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: D
26. Find the next term in the sequence: 7G, 11K, 13M, ___.
(A) 15Q
(B) 17Q
(C) 15P
(D) 17P
(2 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: B
27. The multilevel hierarchical pie chart shows the population of animals in a reserve forest. The correct conclusions from this information are:
(i) Butterflies are birds
(ii) There are more tigers in this forest than red ants
(iii) All reptiles in this forest are either snakes or crocodiles
(iv) Elephants are the largest mammals in this forest
(A) (i) and (ii) only
(B) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (iii) and (iv) only
(D) (i), (ii) and (iii) only
(2 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: D
28. A man can row at 8 km per hour in still water. If it takes him thrice as long to row upstream, as to row downstream, then find the stream velocity in km per hour.
(2 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: 4
29. A firm producing air purifiers sold 200 units in 2012. The following pie chart presents the share of raw material, labour, energy, plant & machinery, and transportation costs in the total manufacturing cost of the firm in 2012. The expenditure on labour in 2012 is Rs. 4,50,000. In 2013, the raw material expenses increased by 30% and all other expenses increased by 20%. If the company registered a profit of Rs. 10 lakhs in 2012, at what price (in Rs.) was each air purifier sold?
(2 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: 20,000
30. A batch of one hundred bulbs is inspected by testing four randomly chosen bulbs. The batch is rejected if even one of the bulbs is defective. A batch typically has five defective bulbs. The probability that the current batch is accepted is _____.
(2 Mark, 2014[3])

Ans: 0.81
31. Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word underlined in the sentence below? In a democracy, everybody has the freedom to disagree with the government.
(A) dissent
(B) descent
(C) decent
(D) decadent
(1 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: A
32. After the discussion, Tom said to me, ‘Please revert!’. He expects me to ____.
(A) retract
(B) get back to him
(C) move in reverse
(D) retreat
(1 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: B
33. While receiving the award, the scientist said, “I feel vindicated”. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word ‘vindicated’?
(A) punished
(B) substantiated
(C) appreciated
(D) chastened
(1 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: B
34. Let f(x, y) = { x }^{ n }{ y }^{ m } = P. If x is doubled and y is halved, the new value of f is
(A) { 2 }^{ nm }P
(B) { 2 }^{ mn }P
(C) 2(n – m)P
(D) 2(m – n)P
(1 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: A
35. In a sequence of 12 consecutive odd numbers, the sum of the first 5 numbers is 425. What is the sum of the last 5 numbers in the sequence?
(1 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: 495
36. Find the next term in the sequence: 13M, 17Q, 19S, ___.
(A) 21W
(B) 21V
(C) 23W
(D) 23V
(2 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: C
37. If ‘KCLFTSB’ stands for ‘best of luck’ and ‘SHSWDG’ stands for ‘good wishes’, which of the following indicates ‘ace the exam’?
(A) MCHTX
(B) MXHTC
(C) XMHCT
(D) XMHTC
(2 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: B
38. Industrial consumption of power doubled from 20002001 to 20102011. Find the annual rate of increase in percent assuming it to be uniform over the years.
(A) 5.6
(B) 7.2
(C) 10.0
(D) 12.2
(2 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: B
39. A firm producing air purifiers sold 200 units in 2012. The following pie chart presents the share of raw material, labour, energy, plant & machinery, and transportation costs in the total manufacturing cost of the firm in 2012. The expenditure on labour in 2012 is Rs. 4,50,000. In 2013, the raw material expenses increased by 30% and all other expenses increased by 20%. What is the percentage increase in total cost for the company in 2013?
(2 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: 22
40. A five digit number is formed using the digits 1,3,5,7 and 9 without repeating any of them. What is the sum of all such possible five digit numbers?
(A) 6666660
(B) 6666600
(C) 6666666
(D) 6666606
(2 Mark, 2014[4])

Ans: B