1. He was one of my best ______ and I felt his loss______.
(A) friend, keenly
(B) friends, keen
(C) friend, keener
(D) friends, keenly
(1 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: D
2. As the two speakers became increasingly agitated, the debate became ___.
(A) lukewarm
(B) poetic
(C) forgiving
(D) heated
(1 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: D
3. A right – angled cone (with base radius 5 cm and height 12 cm), as shown in the figure below, is rolled on the ground keeping the point P fixed until the point Q (at the base of the cone, as shown) touches the ground again.
By what angle (in radians) about P does the cone travel?
(A) \frac { 5\pi }{ 12 }
(B) \frac { 5\pi }{ 24 }
(C) \frac { 24\pi }{ 5 }
(D) \frac { 10\pi }{ 13 }
(1 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: D
4. In a company with 100 employees, 45 earn Rs. 20,000 per month, 25 earn Rs. 30,000, 20 earn Rs. 40,000,8 earn Rs. 60,000, and 2 earn Rs. 150,000. The median of the salaries is
(A) Rs. 20,000
(B) Rs.30,000
(C) Rs. 32,300
(D) Rs. 40,000
(1 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: B
5. P,Q, and R talk about S’s car collection. P states that S has at least 3 cars. Q believes that S has less than 3 cars. R indicates that to his knowledge, S has at least one Car. Only one of P, Q and R is right the number cars owned by S is.
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 3
(D) Cannot be determined
(1 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: A
6. “Here, throughout the early 1820s, Stuart continued to fight his losing battle to allow his sepoys to wear their castemarks and their own choice of facial hair on parade, being again reprimanded by the commanderinchief. His retort that, A stronger instance than this of European prejudice with relation to this country has never come under my observations‟ had no effect on his superiors.”
According to this paragraph, which of the statements below is most accurate?
(A) Stuart‟s commander – in chief was moved by this demonstration of his prejudice.
(B) The Europeans were accommodating of the sepoys” desire to wear their caste – marks.
(C) Stuart’s ‘losing battle’ refers to his inability to succeed in enabling sepoys to wear castemarks.
(D) The commander– in – Chief was exempt from the European preiudice that dictated how the sepoys were to dress.
(2 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: C
7. What is the sum of the missing digits in the subtraction problem below?
(A) 8
(B) 10
(C) 11
(D) Cannot be determined
(2 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: D
8. Let S1 be the plane figure consisting of the points (x,y) given by the inequalities x1\le 2 and y+2\le 3. Let S2 be the plane figure given by the inequalities xy\ge 2,y\ge 1\quad and\quad x\le 3. Let S be the union of S1 and S2. The area of S is
(A) 26
(B) 28
(C) 32
(D) 34
(2 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: C
9. Two very famous sportsmen Mark and Steve happened to be brothers, and played for country K. Mark teased James, an opponent from country E, “There is no way you are good enough to play for your country.‟ James replied, “ Maybe not, but at least I am the best player in my own family.” Which one of the following can be inferred from this conversation?
(A) Mark was known to play better than James
(B) Steve was known to play better than Mark
(C) James and Steve were good friends
(D) James played better than Steve
(2 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: B
10. The growth of bacteria (lactobacillus) in milk leads to curd formation. A minimum bacterial population density of 0.8(in suitable units) is needed to form curd. In the graph below, the population density of lactobacillus in 1 litre of milk is plotted as a function of time, at two different temperatures, 25ºC and 37°C.
Consider the following statements based on the data shown above:
(i) The growth in bacterial population stops earlier at 37°C as compared to 25°C.
(ii) The time taken for curd formation at 25°C is twice the time taken at 37°C Which one of the following options is correct?
(A) Only i
(B) only ii
(C) Both i and ii
(D) Neither i nor ii
(2 mark, 2017[1])

Ans: A
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