Sample Questions

Verbal & Reading Comprehension

Question 1:

Part of sentence given below is in bold. You have to select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.

  1. Concentrating On Creating European Links
  2. Pursuing Ways Of Building European Connectivity
  3. Stressing On Building European Links
  4. Focusing On Forging European Links

Question 2:

Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___the nation.

  1. tepid ... boiling
  2. lukewarm ... electrifies
  3. turbid ... fascinating
  4. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates

Question 3:

Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.

A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.

B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.

C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.

D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into component parts and instants, a stream of events.

6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.

  1. ABDC
  2. CBAD
  3. BDAC
  4. ABCD

Question 4:

In the following question, a paragraph has been split into four parts. You have to rearrange these parts to form a coherent paragraph.

A. He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.

B. As Annette neared the lamp she saw a figure walking slowly.

C. For a while Michael walked on and she followed 20 paces behind.

D. With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition she slackened her pace.

  1. ABCD
  2. BADC
  3. BCDA
  4. ACBD

Question 5:

In the question, the main statement is followed by four sentences. Select the pair of sentences that relates logically to the given statement.

Either Sita is sick or she is careless.

A. Sita is not sick.

B. Sita is not careless.

C. Sita is sick.

D. Sita is careless.

  1. AB
  2. AD
  3. BA
  4. DA

Question 6:

Following question contains four arguments of three sentences each. Choose the set in which the third statement is a logical conclusion of the first two.

A. Some Xs are Ps. Some Ps are Ys. Some Xs are Ys.

B. All Sonas are bright. Some bright are crazy. Some Sonas are crazy.

C. No faith is strong. Only strong have biceps. No faith has biceps.

D. All men are weak. Some weak are strong. Some strong are weak.

  1. A and D
  2. C only
  3. D only
  4. None of these

Question 7:

Read the passage given below and answer the question.

Efficiency is all right in its place, in the shop, the factory, the store. The trouble with efficiency is that it wants to rule our play as well as our work; it won❜t be content to reign in the shop, it follows us home.

It can be inferred from the above passage that

  1. efficiency can become all-pervading.
  2. efficiency does not always pay.
  3. efficiency can be more of a torture than a blessing.
  4. None of these

Question 8:

In the following question, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.

Peel: Peal

  1. Coat : Rind
  2. Laugh : Bell
  3. Rain : Reign
  4. Brain : Cranium

Question 9:

Choose the word or group of words, which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold.


  1. Credulity
  2. Speciousness
  3. Loquaciousness
  4. Humorous

Question 10:

Championing objectivity in writing—and, more precisely, decrying solipsism, narcissism, and self-absorption—can of course have legitimate uses. In the era of Twitter and Facebook, when we are given an infinite supply of blank fields to fill with our thoughts, we are all encouraged to think we are more interesting than we actually are. And yet there is a compelling argument to be made, more generally, that journalism’s putative standards of objectivity are sometimes wielded to check not subjectivity, per se, but unwanted subjectivities. The method of testing information – the approach to evidence- is meant to be objective, not the journalist. The key is in the discipline of the craft, not the aim. Which of the following is the writer least likely to agree with?

  1. By not taking sides in an argument a journalist can strive to be objective, a worthwhile aspiration even if it is not perfectly achieved.
  2. Objective journalism is not one that is without bias, but one in which bias has to stand up to evidence and results.
  3. All journalism has a point of view and a set of interests it advances.
  4. Objectivity in writing is about making the story more than just about the writer.

Quantitative Aptitude

Question 1:

A number when successively divide by 3, 5 and 8 leaves remainders 1, 4 and 7 respectively. Find the respective remainders if the order of divisors be reversed.

  1. 5, 4, 2
  2. 6, 4, 2
  3. 1, 1, 3
  4. None of these

Question 2:

A profit of 20% is made on goods when a discount of 10% is given on the marked price. What profit per cent will be made when a discount of 20% is given on the marked price?

  1. 20/3 %
  2. 23/3 %
  3. 13/4 %
  4. 39/5 %

Question 3:

Goods are sold so that when 4 per cent is taken off the list price, a profit of 20% is made. How much per cent is the list price more than the cost price?

  1. 25%
  2. 50%
  3. 75%
  4. 100%

Question 4:

A police saw a Thief at a distance of 2km. When Police started chasing him Thief also started running. If the ratio of Speeds of Police to Thief is 5:4. Then thief was caught at a certain distance then how many Kms did police run to catch the Thief?

  1. 5 km
  2. 6 km
  3. 8 km
  4. 10 km

Question 5:

Mr. Kavin walks at 4/5 of his normal speed and takes 60 minutes more than the usual time. What will be the new time taken by Mr. Kavin?

  1. 260 minutes
  2. 235 minutes
  3. 220 minutes
  4. 300 minutes

Question 6:

A cricketer has batted in 105 innings. He has scored 17 centuries, crossed the 50- run mark 28 times and crossed the 25-run mark 39 times. The no. Of times he has scored below 25 is what percentage of the number of times he scored between 25 and 49 (both 25 and 49 included)?

  1. 450%
  2. 600%
  3. 500%
  4. None of these

Question 7:

If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 200% and the denominator is Increased by 300%, the resultant fraction is 15/26. What was the original fraction?

  1. 8/11
  2. 10/11
  3. 9/13
  4. 10/13

Question 8:

In how many ways 6 girls out of 12 girls in a class may be selected for a team so that 2 particular girls (captain and vice-captain) are always there?

  1. 360
  2. 210
  3. 120
  4. 24

Question 9:

Four boys and three girls stand in queue for an interview. The probability that they stand in alternate positions is:

  1. 1/17
  2. 1/34
  3. 1/35
  4. 1/68

Question 10:

A man can hit a target once in 4 shots. If he fires 4 shots in succession, what is the probability that he will hit his target?

  1. 175/256
  2. 1/256
  3. 81/256
  4. 1

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Question 1:

If today is Monday. It will be ________ after 61 days.

  1. Wednesday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Saturday
  4. Sunday

Question 2:

The hands of a clock at right angle _____ times in a day.

  1. 22
  2. 33
  3. 44
  4. 12

Question 3:

Pointing to a photograph, a person tells his friend, "She is the granddaughter of the elder brother of my father." How is the girl in the photograph related this man?

  1. Sister
  2. Niece
  3. Aunt
  4. Mother

Question 4:

Statements: All pens are roads. All roads are houses.


I. All houses are pens.

II. Some houses are pens.

  1. Only (I) conclusion follows
  2. Only (II) conclusion follows
  3. Neither (I) nor (II) follows
  4. Both (I) and (II) follow

Question 5:

A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the centre. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting to the left of A. Who is to the right of P ?

  1. A
  2. X
  3. S
  4. Z

Question 6:

If Rahim moves 20 metres in East direction and then turns to his left and then moves 15 metres and then he turns to his right and moves 25 metres. After this he turns to his right and moves 15 metres. Now, how far (in meters)is he from starting point ?

  1. 40
  2. 50
  3. 25
  4. 45

Question 7:

What is the difference between the total production of two companies between 1997 to 2000?

  1. 40000
  2. 50000
  3. 60000
  4. 30000

Question 8:

Who is the father of M?

I A and B are brothers.

II B❛s wife is sister of M❜s wife.

  1. if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question
  2. if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  3. if the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  4. if the data even in both the statement together are not sufficient to answer the question

Question 9:


Among all the newspapers published in Orissa, readership of “Samaja” is largest in the village areas.


I Samaja is not popular in the metropolis.

II Samaja has popular feature in daily gossip.

  1. Only assumption I is practical
  2. Only assumption II is practical
  3. Either assumption I or II is practical
  4. Neither assumption I nor II is practical

Question 10:

How many days are there in between 15th March and 23rd July including both the days?

  1. 110
  2. 108
  3. 131
  4. 111

General Awareness

Question 1:

The TAPI Gas Pipeline project will start from: -

  1. Pakistan
  2. India
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Turkmenistan

Question 2:

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyber defense. This Agreement was signed at which of the following places?

  1. Brussels
  2. Germany
  3. France
  4. Finland

Question 3:

The first woman Chief of State Bank of India (SBI) is: -

  1. Shikha Sharma
  2. Arundhati Bhattacharya
  3. Shyamala Gopinath
  4. Asha Kumari

Question 4:

The Indian rupee is a legal tender in two other countries. One is Nepal. The other is: -

  1. Pakistan
  2. Afghanistan
  3. SriLanka
  4. Bhutan

Question 5:

India’s first IT co-operative UL Cyber Park has been set up in which state?

  1. Kerala
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Gujarat
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Question 6:

What is the full form of "BSE"?

  1. Basic Systems Engineering
  2. Bombay Stock Exchange
  3. Board of Secondary Education
  4. Business Enterprise Server

Question 7:

The book of ❛India❜s Economic Policy: Preparing for the Twenty first Century❜ written by

  1. Bimal Jalan
  2. V.V. Reddy
  3. Narendra Modi
  4. Manmohan Singh

Question 8:

In which of the following place ❛Puskaram-Mahotsava❜ is held?

  1. Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh
  2. Nashik in Maharashtra
  3. Puskar in Rajasthan
  4. Puri in Odisha

Question 9:

Bharat Ratna is awarded for exceptional service towards advancement of

  1. Art
  2. Literature and Science
  3. Public Service of the highest order
  4. All of these

Question 10:

How long a person should have practiced in a High Court to be eligible to be appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India?

  1. 10 Years
  2. 12 Years
  3. 15 Years
  4. 20 Years