Part A - General
has recently granted "Maharatna Status to two more Navratna Public Sector
enterprises. Which are the these new companies joining the club of Maharatna
public sector undertakings.
Steel authority of India Limited and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
(B) Bharat heavy Electrical Ltd and Gas authority of India Limited
(C) Indian Oil Corporation and Coal India
(D) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Oil and
Natural gas corporation Ans: B
2. India's newly built and tested missile
'Astra' is meant for
(A) Surface to surface strike (B) Air to Air Strike (C) Surface to Air Strike (D) Air to surface Strike Ans: B
3. The Governor General who adopted a policy
of Europeanization of Bureaucracy and an exlusion of Indian from higher posts
(A) Warren Hastings (B) Wellesley (C) Cornwallis (D) Dalhousie Ans: C
4. During which movement
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet Lokmanya and Gandhiji give the slogan
'swaraj in a year' respectively: Ans: A
(A) Home rule Movement and Non Cooperation
Movement (B) Swadeshi Movement and
(C) Quit India Movement and Civil Disobedience
Movement (D) Khilafat Movement and Civil
5. Recently Dargah Muinuddin Chisti at Ajmer
was in news due to visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Dargah Muinudding Chisti
at Ajmer was built by:
(A) Qutubuddin Aibak (B) Alauddin Khilji (C) IItutmish (D) Khijra Khan Ans: B
6. Bauxite is an ore of:
(A) Zinc (B) Aluminium (C) Lead (D) Copper Ans: B
7. Which one of the following is the land area
in the extreme south of India?
(A) Indira Point (B) Rameshwaram (C) Cape Comorin (D) Puducherry Ans: A
8. The ozone layer lies in the:
(A) Troposphere(B) Tropopause(C) Stratosphere(D)
None of theseAns: C
9. In Union Budget
2013-14, "Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme" was launched by
Government of India. This scheme is related to:
(A) Service Tax(B)
Commodity Transaction Tax(C) Income Tax(D) Securities Transaction TaxAns: A
10. Economic Survey 2012-13 states that Non
Performing Assets of increased from 2.36% to 3.57% in September, 2012. The
description of Non performing Assets was with reference to which sector.
(A) Telecom Sector(B)
Human Resource Sector(C) Oil and Gas Sector(D) Banking SectorAns: D
11. This is the rate at which Reserve Bank of
India borrows money from commercial banks:
(A) Reverse Repo rate(B) Statutory Liquidity
ratio(C) Repo rate(D) Cash reserve ratioAns: A
12. As per election
commission of India, how
many recognized national political parties are there in India?
(A) 6(B) 2(C) 7(D) None of
13. The present deputy chairman of Rajya
Sabha is elected member of Parliament from which State of India?
(A) Andhra Pradesh(B) Tamilnadu(C) Kerala(D)
14. The constitution of India was
(A) 26th January, 1950(B)
15th August, 1947(C) 26th November, 1949(D) 26th January, 1951Ans: C
15. The Present strength
of Rajya Sabha members is ..... out of which..... are representatives of states
and union territories of Delhi
and Puducherry and .... are nominated by president:
(A) 250, 238, 12(B) 247,
235, 12(C) 245, 233, 12(D) 248, 236, 12Ans:
16. Which of the following glands produces
insulin in human body?
(A) Pancreas(B) Spleen(C)
Liver(D) PituitaryAns: A
17. Which of the following
is food poisoning organism
botulinum(B) Streptomyces fecalis(C) Lacto bacillus(D) None of theseAns: A
18. Development of goitre
(Enlarged thyroid gland) is mainly due to dificiency of:
(A) Sodium(B) Calcium(C)
Iodine(D) IronAns: C
19. The emission of which
casuses global warming?
(A) Carbon dioxide(B)
Carbon monoxide(C) Nitrogen(D) HydrocarbonAns:
20. Who was adjudged
player of the tournament by scoring most number of runs in the tournament in
women's world cup cricket held recently:
(A) Jess Cameron(B) Megan
Schutt(C) Anya Shrubsole(D) Suzie BatesAns:
21. Who won the inaugural
Hockey India League ended in Ranchi
(A) Ranchi Rhinos(B) Uttar
Pradesh Wizards(C) Delhi Wave Riders(D) Mumbai magiciansAns: A
22. FIFA-2014 world cup is
proposed to be held in:
(A) Quatar(B) Brazil(C)
Spain(D) RussiaAns: B
23. Wanchoo committee Dealt with:
(A) Direct Taxes(B) Right
to Information Reforms(C) Agriculture Prices(D) Parliamentary ReformsAns: A
24. Kyoto Protocol is:
(A) An international
agreement for extradition of foreign enemy
(B) An international
agreement describing formula for conversion of foreign exchange
(C) An international
agreement to reduce green house gases
(D) An international
agreement to deal with International Terrorists organization
successfully completed its 101th space mission by launching Indo - French
satellite SARAL recently. This satellite is for:
(A) Preparation of a
detailed and complete map of Antarctica
(B) Study the climate on Mars
(C) Oceanographic study (D) None of these is true Ans:
26. Tarun travels a distance of 24km at 6
km/hr another distance of 24km at 8 km/hr and a third distance of 24 km at 12
km/hr. His average speed for the whole journey (in km/hr) is
(A) 8 2/3 (B) 8 (C) 9
(D) 7 Ans: A
27. Rohan lends 1000 in
four parts. If he gets 8% interest on 2000, 7 1/2% on 4000 and 8 1/2% on 1400
what percent of interest must he get for the remainder if his average annual
interest is 8.13%?
(B) 9% (C) 8% (D) None of these Ans:
28. A solid piece of iron is in the form of
a cuboid of dimensions (49cmx33cmx24cm) is melted and moulded to form a solid
sphere. The radius of the sphere is
(A) 23 cm
(B) 21 cm (C) 19cm (D) 25cm
29. Twelve solid spheres of the same size
are made by melting a solid metallic cylinder of base diameter 2 cm and height
16cm. The diameter of each sphere is:
(B) 3cm (C) 2 cm (D) 6 cm
30. Perimeter of a circle is equal to the
perimeter of a square whose area is 484 cm². What is the radius of the circle?
(B) 12 cm (C) 7 cm (D) 16 cm
31. Puneeta borrowed from Reena certain sum
for two years at simple interest. Puneeta lent this sum to Venu at the same
rate for two years compound interest. At the end of two years she received 110
as compound interest but paid 100 as simple interest. Find the sum and rate of
(A) 250, rate 20% p.a (B) 250, rate 25% p.a (C) 250, rate 10% p.a (D) None
32. 13 chairs and 5 tables
were brought for 8280. If the average cost of the table will be 1227, what is
the average cost of a chair?
(B) 165 (C) 175 (D) None of these Ans:
33. A man goes uphill with an average speed
of 24 kmph and comes down with an average speed of 36 kmph. The distance
travelled in both the cases being the same, The average speed (in km/hr) for
the entire journey is:
(B) 32.8 (C) 28.8 (D) None of these Ans:
34. 40% of the employees of a certain
company are men, and 75% of the men earn more than 25000 per year. If 45% of
the company's employees earn more than 25000 per year, what fraction of the
women employed by the company earn 25000 per year or less?
(B) ¾ (C) 1/3 (D) 2/11 Ans:
35. A sum of money
invested at compound interest amounts in 3 years to 800 and in 4 years to 840
what is the percentage rate of interest?
(A) 6% (B) 5% (C) 4%
(D) 3% Ans: B
36. If the difference
between simple and compound interest on some principal amount at 20% per annum
for three years is 48, then the principal amount is:
(A) 390 (B) 375 (C) 450
(D) None of these Ans: B
37. A rational number between 1/2 and 3/5
(A) 4/7 (B) 3/5 (C) 2/5 (D) None of these Ans:
38. The curved surface of
a cylinder is 264m². Its volume is 924m³. The height of the cylinder must be:
(A) 8 m (B) 6 m (C) 4 m (D) None of these Ans:
39. If by selling 110
apples, the cost price of 120 apples is realised. The gain % is?
(A) 10 10/11% (B) 9
1/9% (C) 11 1/9% (D) 1 1/11% Ans:
40. If 8 men or 12 women
can do a piece of work in 25 days, in how many days can the same work be done
by 6 men and 11 women?
(A) 15 days (B) 13
1/2 days (C) 12 days (D) 18 days Ans:
41. Pujara has a certain
average of runs for his 8 matches in Border Gavaskar Trophy. In the ninth match
he scores 100 runs and thereby increases his average by 9 runs. His new average
of runs is:
(A) 28 (B) 24 (C) 20 (D) 32 Ans:
42. It costs 1 to
photocopy a sheet of paper. However, 2% discount is allowed on all photocopies
done after first 1000 sheets. How much will it cost to photocopy 5000 sheets of
(A) 3920 (B) 4900 (C) 4920 (D) 3980 Ans:
DIRECTIONS (Question No 43
& 44) Answer the following questions on the basis of the information given
i. Trains A and B are
travelling on the same route heading towards the same destination. Train B has
already covered a distance of 220km before the train A started.
ii. The two trains meet
each other after 11 hours after start of train A
iii. Had the trains been
travelling towards each other (from a distance of 220 km) they would have met
after one hour.
43. What is the speed of
trains 'B' in kmph:
(B) 180 (C) 100 (D) None of these Ans:
44. What is the speed of
trains 'A' in kmph:
(A) 118 (B) 80.5 (C) 102 (D) None of these Ans:
DIRECTIONS: What approximate (you are not
expected to calculate the exact value) value will come in place of the question
mark(?) in following equation?
45. 384.996 x 15.001 + 44.99 = ?
(A) 5080 (B) 5820 (C) 5280 (D) 5420 Ans: B
46. Three men or eight
boys can do a piece of work in 17 days. How many days will two men and six boys
together take to finish the same work?
(A) 12 days
(B) 17 day s (C) 11 days (D) None of these Ans:
47. Vaibhav got a monthly
increment of 12 percent of Pushpa's monthly salary. Pushpa's monthly salary is
7800. Vaibhav's monthly salary before increment was 6500. What amount will he
earn in five months after his increment?
(A) 37.180 (B) 35.180 (C) 36.180 (D) None of these Ans:
48. The ratio of two
numbers is 4:5. When the first is increased by 20% and the second is decreased
by 20% the ratio of the resulting numbers is:
(B) 5:4 (C) 6:5 (D) 4:5 Ans:
49. If the numerator of a
fraction be increased by 12% and its denominator decreased by 2% the value of
the fraction becomes 6/7. Thus, the original fraction is:
(B) 4/3 (C) 2/3 (D) None of thes Ans:
50. What approximate value will come in
place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?
239.99 / 8.0001 x 9.99 = ?
(B) 260 (C) 400 (D) 300 Ans:
Part C English
DIRECTIONS: In the following questions, identify the correct
reported speech from the given alternatives.
51. He said, "I must
go home at once."
(A) He said that he had to go home then (B) He said that he must go home then
(C) He said that he must have gone home at once (D) He said that he had to go home at once Ans:
52. Miss Ragini said to me, "Put these
pencil shavings in the dustbin."
(A) Miss Ragini said to me to put these pencil
shavings in the dustbin
(B) Miss Ragini ordered me to put these pencil
shavings in the dustbin
(C) Miss Ragini asked me to put those pencil
shavings in the dustbin
(D) Miss Ragini told me to put those pencil
shavings in the dustbin Ans:
53. She said, "oh dear! I have just
missed the bus.":
(A) She said with regret
that she had just missed the bus
(B) She exclaimed that she
has just missed the bus
(C) She regretted that she
just missed the bus
(D) She narrated that she
just missed the bus Ans: C
DIRECTIONS: Fill in the blank with correct preposition
54. He invited all his
(B) For (C) To (D) In
55. Rita drove............ a red light.
(B) Through (C) From (D) Among Ans:
56. Distribute the sweets
equally............ four children.
(B) In (C) Between (D) Through Ans:
the adverb in the following sentence.
He spoke well at the
meeting last night.
(A) Last Night (B) Meeting (C) Well (D) All of these Ans:
Identify which is not adverb from among following underlined words in the given
She sings pretty well.
I do my work carefully. He is wise enough to
understand the trick. The flower smells sweet.
(A) Enough (B)
Carefully (C) Pretty (D) Sweet Ans: D
Given below is the sentence in active voice. Choose the correct sentence given
in passive voice among the alternatives.
Ought you not to reveal the truth now? Ans: B
(A) Should the truth need not be revealed by you then? (B) Ought the truth not to be revealed by
(C) Ought the truth not to be revealed by you then? (D) Ought the truth need not be
revealed by you now?
60. Choose the incorrect sentence among the following:
(A) By next December we
shall have been living here for six years.
(B) I have been writing four letters since morning.
(C) At this time tomorrow
we will be watching a film
have been standing here for hours. Ans: A
below are four substitutions for the underlined part. Choose the correct
alternative to make the sentence grammatically correct.
Make haste lest you should not be caught in the storm: Ans: A
(A) You might be (B) You could be (C) You should be (D) Otherwise you can be
DIRECTIONS: In this section each sentence has three parts indicated by
(A), (B) and (C). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error. If
you find an error in any one of the parts (A), (B), (C) indicate your response
by blackening the letter related to that part in the OMR sheet provided. If a
sentence has no error, indicate this by blackening "D" which stands
for no error. Error may belong to grammar usage.
62. Seldom we have been treated (A)/ in such
a rude manner (B)/ by the police Personnel (C)/ No error (D)
63.Some men are born great (A)/ some achieve
greatness (B)/ and some had greatness thrust on them (C)/ No error (D)
64. Beware of (A)/ a fair-weather friend
(B)/ who is neither a friend need nor a friend indeed (C)/ No error (D).
65. What shall be correct combination of two
simple sentences into a complex sentence by using a noun clause?
Can you come? He asked me:
(A) He asked me to come (B) He asked me if I could come
(C) He asked me whether I
can come? (D) He asked me
whether I might come Ans: B
66. Identify the nouns
used both for singular and plural form:
(A) Sheep (B) Wolf (C) Axis (D) Goat Ans:
DIRECTIONS: Fill the correct article
67. Ramesh's father is
____ M.P and Suresh's father is _______Member of Legislative Assembly.
(A) An, A (B) An, An (C) A, An (D) An, The Ans:
DIRECTIONS Complete the sentence correctly
68. Ram is so proud of his
position that he _________ his subordinates.
(A) Looks for (B) Looks into (C) Looks down upon (D) Looks after Ans:
DIRECTIONS: Complete the sentence with correct adversative
69. Shruti ran fast ______
she missed the train
(A) But (B) Nevertheless (C) Yet (D) Nonetheless Ans:
DIRECTIONS: Choose the word which is similar or most nearly similar in meaning as the word given in bold and mark your answer.
(A) Clever (B) Strong (C) Obstinate (D) Ridiculous Ans:
(A) Sadly (B) Rudely (C) Frankly (D) Happily Ans:
(A) Extend (B) Abridge (C) Conclude (D) Thwar tAns:
DIRECTIONS: Choose the word which is opposite in
meaning as the word given in bold and mark your answer.
(A) Responsiveness (B) Different (C) Neutrality (D) Sophistication Ans:
(A) Formal (B) Neutral (C)
Normal (D) Traditional Ans:
(A) Humorous (B) Funny (C) Light (D) Comic Ans:
Part D --Reasoning and Analytical Ability
DIRECTIONS (Question no 76 to 79) Read the following
passage carefully and answer the questions given below.
A group of seven friends Anil, Vinod, Sumit, Dilip, Indra,
Firoz and Gaurav work as Engineer, Accountant, IT Officer, Technician, Clerk,
Physiotherapist and Research Analyst for companies L, M, N, P, Q, R and S but
not necessarily in the same order. Sumit works for company N and is neither a
Research Analyst nor a clerk. Indra is an IT officer and works for company R.
Anil work as Physiotherapist and does not work for company L or Q. The one who
is an Accountant works for company M. The one who works for company L works as
a technician. Firoz works for company Q. Gaurav works for company P as Research
Analyst. Dilip is not an accountant.
76. Who amongst the following works as accountant?
(A) Firoz (B) Anil (C) Vinod
(D) Dilip Ans: C
77. What is the profession of Sumit?
(A) Engineer (B) Clerk
(C) Technician (D) None of
these Ans: A
78. For which company does Dilip work?
(A) L (B) R
(C) Q (D) N Ans:
79. Which of the following combinations of person, profession
and company is correct?
(A) Vinod - Accountant – R (B) Firoz - Clerk – Q (C) Anil - Physiotherapist – M (D) None
80. There are five books A, B, C, D and E. C is above D. E is
below A. D is above A; and B is below E. Which is the bottom most book?
(A) C (B) E
(C) B (D) D Ans:
81. The second and the third digits of the following numbers
are interchanged and each interchanged number is written in reverse order. Now,
if they are arranged in the ascending order, which of the original numbers will
be fourth in that order?
592, 987, 176, 468, 719, 398
(A) 987 (B) 176 (C) 468 (D) 719 Ans:
82. Rajesh walked 3 km towards East. Then he turned to his
left and walked 6 km. He again turned to his right and walked 3 km. After that
he turned to his right and walked 9 km. At last he turned to his right and
walked 6 km. At what distance is he from the starting point and in which
(A) 3 km South (B) 1 km North (C) 2 km South (D) 3 km North Ans:
83. In the following number series only one number is wrong.
Find out the wrong number.
1, 4, 27, 256, 3125, 46669:
(A) 27 (B) 256
(C) 3125 (D) 46669
DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 84 & 85) Study the following
information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Five persons are
travelling in a train - A, B, C, D and E. A is the mother of C who is the wife
of E. D is the brother of A and B is the husband A.
84. How is B related to E?
(A) Brother in law (B) Mother in law (C) Father (D) Father in law Ans:
85. How is A related to E?
(A) Mother in law (B) Mother (C) Sister (D) Niece Ans:
86. If A = 26, SUN = 27 then CAT = ?
(A) 58 (B) 57
(C) 24 (D) None of these Ans:
87. If A = 1, FAT = 27 then FAINT = ?
(A) 50 (B) 42
(C) 44 (D) None of these Ans:
88. There are some girls and buffalos at a place. If total
number of heads is 15 and total number of legs is 46, then how many girls and
how many buffalos are there?
(A) 7 girls and 8 buffalos (B) 9
girls and 6 buffalos
(C) 8 girls and 7 buffalos (D) 6 girls and 9 buffalos Ans:
89. In the following Question pick the choice that
establishes the logical relationship:
(A) FG (B) EC (C) DG (D) GD Ans:
boys sat in a row. Raju is immediate right of Rakesh and immediate left of
Shekhar. Shyam is sitting after 3 boys on the right of Shekhar. How many boys
were there between Raju and Shyam:
(B) 4 (C) 3 (D) None of these Ans: D
91. Given two positions of the dice as being.
When 2 is at the bottom which number is at
(A) 1 (B)
4 (C) 5 (D) 6
92. In a class examination the average marks in mathematics
by Girls was 80% and by Boys 60%. It is logical to conclude:
(A) All boys are weaker at
maths than girls (B) Some girls are
better than boys in maths
(C) All girls are more
intelligent than boys (D) None of
these Ans: B
93. Pick the odd one out.
(A) Leopard (B) Lion (C) Tiger (D) Wolf Ans:
94. In a certain code language 'PROPORTION' is written as
'PORPRONOIT'. How is 'CONVERSION' written in that code language?
(A) VNOCRENOIS (B) VNCORENOIS (C) VNOCERONIS (D) VNOCREIONS Ans:
95. If 'A B' means 'A is the father of B', 'A @ B' means 'A is the mother
of B', 'A ! B' means 'A is the wife of B', then which of the following means 'T is
the grandmother of U'?
(A) T@R! S!U
(B) T@S U!y (C) T@R y!U (D)
None of these Ans: D
students participated in an examination and each scored different marks. Naina
scored higher than Meena. Kamla scored lower than praveen but higher than
Naina. Anuj's score was between Meena and Naina. Which of the following pairs
represents the highest and lowest scores respectively?
(A) Praveen Anuj (B) Naina Praveen (C)
Praveen Naina (D) Praveen Meena Ans: D
97. A set of figures carrying certain numbers is given.
Assuming that the numbers in each figure follow a similar pattern, the missing
number (?) is:
(B) 53 (C) 81 (D) 62 Ans:
98. How many triangles does the following figure contain?
(A) 9 (B)
13 (C) 11 (D) None of these Ans: B
DIRECTIONS (Question No. 99 & 100) Seven players were
available to be sent to Sydney Olympics for taking part in events Government
approved sending only four Ram, Shyam, Kumar, Sita, Geeta, Rita & Anita are
the possibles. Two males and two females were to go Due to likes &
dislikes, Shyam cannot go if Sita goes, Kumar cannot go if Anita goes, Sita
cannot go if Rita goes.
99. If Rita is selected and Shyam is rejected, the team will
(A) Ram, Kumar, Geeta,
Rita (B) Ram, Kumar, Anita, Rita
(C) Ram, Kumar, Sita, Rita (D) Ram, Geeta, Anita, Rita Ans:
100. If Sita goes, which other players are also on the team:
(A) Ram, Kumar, Geeta (B) Ram, Kumar, Rita (C) Ram, Shyam, Rita (D) Ram, Kumar, Anita Ans:
PA / SA Examination for 2013....selection criteria
As per schedule declared by Directorate, PA/ SA examination for
the year 2013 have already been started in phase manner in each circle.
The following criteria are likely to be followed for selection of candidate.
i.e. 10 marks in each part
i.e. 9 marks
in each part
i.e. 8 marks
in each part
As per above qualification of
marks, candidates will be called for computer test in 1:5
15 Minutes : For typing of 450 words passage
15 Minutes : For data entry work.