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1. 70 percent of a number is equal to four-fifth of another number. If the difference between the two numbers is 100, what is the bigger number?

2. Two cars A and B are running in the same direction. Car ‘A’ had already covered a distance of 60 kms, when car ‘B’ started running. The cars meet each other in 3 hours after car ‘B’ started running. What was the speed of car ‘A’?

3. What quantity of water should be added to 3 litres of 10 percent solution of salt, so that it becomes a 5 percent salt solution?

4. A right circular cylindrical tank has the storage capacity of 38808 ml. If the radius of the base of the cylinder is three-fourth of the height, what is the diameter of the base?

5. A boat covers a distance of 30 km downstream in 2 hours while it takes 6 hours to cover the same distance upstream. If the speed of current is half of the speed of the boat then what is the speed of boat in km per hours?

6. The ratio between the school ages of Neeta and Samir is 5 : 6 respectively. If the ratio between the one-third age of Neeta and half of the Samir’s age is 5 t 9, then what is the school age of Samir?

7. The area of a rectangular field is 460 square metres. If the length is 15 per cent more than the breadth, what is breadth of the rectangular field?

8. A shopkeeper offered a discount of 15 percent on the label price. By selling an article for Rs. 340 after giving discount he earned a profit of 131/3 percent. What would have been the per cent profit earned if no discount was offered?

9. Capacity of a cylindrical vessel is 25.872 litres. If the height of the cylinder is three times the radius of its base, what is the area of the base in square cms?

10. Mr. Ramesh spends 25 percent of his monthly salary on household expenditure, 20 percent of the remaining on children’s education, and the remaining is equally invested in three different schemes. If the amount invested in each scheme is Rs. 5,600, what was the monthly salary of Mr. Ramesh?

11. The profit earned after selling an article for Rs. 625 is the same as loss incurred after selling the article for Rs. 435 What is the cost price of the article?

12. A car covers the first 35 km of its journey in 45 minutes and covers the remaining 69 km in 75 minutes. What is the average speed of the car?

13. The ages of Samir and Tanuj are in the ratio of 8 : 15 years respectively. After 9 years the ratio of their ages will be 11 : 18. What is the difference in years between their ages?

14. The present ages of Vishal and Shekhar are in the ratio of 14 : 17 respectively. Six years from now, their ages will be in the ratio of 17 : 20 respectively. What is Shekhar’s present age?

15. A cask full of wine from which 8 litres are drawn and is then filled with water. This operation is performed three more times. The ratio of quantity of wine left in the cask to that of the water is 16 : 81. How much wine did the cask hold originally?

16. Deficiency of iodine in diet leads to :

17. Spinal cord is a part of:

18. Blood has no role in the transport of O2 in :

19. Ozone Layer occurs in

20. Which of the following is a renewable source of energy?

21. Chronometer is

22. The illumination of a surface is measured in the unit of

23. The kinetic energy of a particle continuously increases with time
a. The resultant force on the particle must be at an angle less than 90 degrees all the time
b. The magnitude of its linear momentum is increasing continuously

24. Echo is the effect produced due to

25. The photoelectric effect proves that

26. Nitric acid does not react with :

27. Haemoglobin contains

28. Vitamin E is also called :

29. An ionic compound is made up of :

30. A common metal used for the extraction of metals from their oxides by reduction is :

31. In a certain code JOINTLY is written as IPHOSMX. How is SERMON written in that code?

32. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

33. This questions is based on the following information:
‘P + Q’ means ‘P is mother of Q’.
‘P – Q’ means ‘P is husband of Q’.
‘P / Q’ means ‘P is sister of Q’.
‘P x Q’ means ‘P is son of Q’.

Which of the following indicates the relationship ‘R is daughter of T’?

34. This questions is based on the following information:
‘P + Q’ means ‘P is mother of Q’.
‘P – Q’ means ‘P is husband of Q’.
‘P / Q’ means ‘P is sister of Q’.
‘P x Q’ means ‘P is son of Q’.

M x H + D – K, represents what relation of H with K?

35. This questions is based on the following information:
‘P + Q’ means ‘P is mother of Q’.
‘P – Q’ means ‘P is husband of Q’.
‘P / Q’ means ‘P is sister of Q’.
‘P x Q’ means ‘P is son of Q’.

If F / J x T – R + L, then which of the following is definitely true?

36. In a certain code ‘5 6 9’ means ‘nice little car’, ‘8 3 5’ means ‘he is nice’ and ‘9 3 7’ means ‘he has car’, which of the following means ‘has’ in that code?

37. In the question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions.. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer A if only assumption I is implicit.
Give answer B if only assumption II is implicit.
Give answer C if either I or II is implicit.
Give answer D if neither I nor II is implicit.

Statements:
Ship was overturned.
Captain was not traced.

Conclusions:
I. Captain died in the accident.
II. Captain is alive.

38. In the question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions.. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer A if only assumption I is implicit.
Give answer B if only assumption II is implicit.
Give answer C if either I or II is implicit.
Give answer D if neither I nor II is implicit.

Statements:
Some dedicated souls are angels.
All social workers are angels.

Conclusions:
I. Some dedicated souls are social workers.
II. Some social workers are dedicated souls.

39. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

40. A and B standing at a distance of 20 km. from each other on a straight East-West road. A and B start walking simultaneously, eastwards and westwards respectively, and both cover a distance of 5 km. Then A turns to his left and walks 10 km. ‘B’ turns to his right and walks 10 km. at the same speed. Then both turn to their left and cover a distance of 5 km. at the same speed. What will be the distance between them?

41. Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.
‘A + B’ means ‘A is wife of B’
‘A – B’ means ‘A is son of B’
‘A = B’ means ‘A is father of B’
‘A x B’ means ‘A is sister of B’

Which of the following expressions represents the relationship ‘T is brother of H’?

42. Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.
‘A + B’ means ‘A is wife of B’
‘A – B’ means ‘A is son of B’
‘A = B’ means ‘A is father of B’
‘A x B’ means ‘A is sister of B’

In H x T – F = L, how is H related to L?

43. Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.
‘A + B’ means ‘A is wife of B’
‘A – B’ means ‘A is son of B’
‘A = B’ means ‘A is father of B’
‘A x B’ means ‘A is sister of B’

Which of the following expressions represent the relationship ‘R is mother of J’?

44. In a certain code language EMPHASIS is written as NDIOBRJR. How will CREATURE be written in that code language?

45. In the figure given below, there are three interesting circles each representing certain section of people. Different regions are marked a-g. Read the statement and choose the letter of the region which correctly represents the statements?

Chinese who are painters but not musicians?

46. In the figure given below, there are three interesting circles each representing certain section of people. Different regions are marked a-g. Read the statement and choose the letter of the region which correctly represents the statements?

Chinese who are musicians but not painters.

47. In the figure given below, there are three interesting circles each representing certain section of people. Different regions are marked a-g. Read the statement and choose the letter of the region which correctly represents the statements?

Painters who are neither Chinese nor musicians.

48. This question is based on the following information. Study it carefully and answer the question.
(i) ‘A x B’ means ‘A is father of B’
(ii) ‘A / B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
(iii) ‘A + B’ means ‘A is sister of B’
(iv) ‘A – B’ means ‘A is husband of B’

In F / R x H – L. How is H related to F?

49. This question is based on the following information. Study it carefully and answer the question.
(i) ‘A x B’ means ‘A is father of B’
(ii) ‘A / B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
(iii) ‘A + B’ means ‘A is sister of B’
(iv) ‘A – B’ means ‘A is husband of B’

Which of the following indicates ‘N is mother of K’ ?

50. This question is based on the following information. Study it carefully and answer the question.
(i) ‘A x B’ means ‘A is father of B’
(ii) ‘A / B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
(iii) ‘A + B’ means ‘A is sister of B’
(iv) ‘A – B’ means ‘A is husband of B’

In F – R + H / T, how is F related to T?

51. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

52. In the number series given below only one is wrong. Find out that wrong number.

9 12 30 102 288 570 568

53. Arzan started walking towards East. He walked a distance of 5 km. and then turned to his right and walked 10 km. He again turned to his right and walked another 15 km. Then he turned to his left and walked 5 km. In which direction is he in relation to his starting point?

54. Which of the following groups of letters should come in the place of the question-mark (?) in the series formed by letter-groups of English alphabet given below?

AZB CYD EXF ? IVJ

55. Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows.
A + B means A is the father of B
A – B means A is the wife of B
A x B means A is the brother of B
A / B means A is the daughter of B

If P – R x Q, which of the following is true?

56. Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows.
A + B means A is the father of B
A – B means A is the wife of B
A x B means A is the brother of B
A / B means A is the daughter of B

If P x R + Q, which of the following is true?

57. Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows.
A + B means A is the father of B
A – B means A is the wife of B
A x B means A is the brother of B
A / B means A is the daughter of B

If P / R + Q, which of the following is true?

58. In the question given below, which one of the four answer figures given below should come after the problem figures if the sequence were continued?

59. In the question given below, which one of the four answer figures given below should come after the problem figures if the sequence were continued?

60. In the question given below, which one of the four answer figures given below should come after the problem figures if the sequence were continued?

61. Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of cricket in _______

62. The Camp David Declaration is associated with _______

63. The Rajya Sabha is a:

64. Who is Union Minister of Tourism of India

65. Music Maestro A.R. Rahman has been conferred with his first American honorary doctorate by the

66. What was global rank of India in international tourism in 2010?

67. Name the woman who has made history by becoming the oldest woman to scale the World’s highest mountain, Mount Everest on May 19, 2012.

68. The Konark temple in Orissa is dedicated to:

69. The President of India is not a member of Parliament because:

70. Who has been selected as the Chef-de-mission for the Olympics to head the Indian contingent at the London Games?

71. How can the Indian citizenship be terminated?

72. Motels are:

73. Which is the most expensive city in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey-2012?

74. Article 17 of the Constitution of India lays down for the:

75. Which of the following is not a fast-food chain

76. Which of the following property is not associated with ITC Group of Hotels

77. FHRAI stands for:

78. Which of the following nuclear-powered submarines was inducted into the Indian Navy in 2012?

79. Where is the world’s highest Tunnel-to-Tunnel bridge located?

80. Famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is in:

81. TFCI stands for

82. Which of the following places is not associated with Jainism

83. Name the Indian tribe which is still living on trees?

84. Which among the following hotel chains is not an international chain

85. Which of the following is not the hotel department

86. Which one of the following has the sole authority to control the expenditure of the Union Government?

87. Which of the following magazines do not belong to tourism

88. Which of the following heritage hotels does not belong to Rajasthan

89. Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of tourism of which state

90. “God’s Own Country” is the tourism statement of which state

A British survey found that 44 per cent of firms, which started to use robots met with initial failure and 22 per cent abandoned them altogether, mainly because of inadequate technological knowhow and skills at all plant levels.
Robotisation is by and large a viable proposition. The machines can work round the clock, raise output, protect quality and industrial competitiveness.
One robot can replace between two and five production workers, while providing cheaper labour. In the US car industry a man-hour costs around 23 but a robot-hour costs only 6.
Certain jobs, mostly simple or hazardous ones, are irretrievably lost to robotics. Thus spot welders, press operators, spray painters, cleaners, machine leaders, grinding and polishing machine operators are endangered species.

Question : In the first para the writer says that in view of initial failure:

A British survey found that 44 per cent of firms, which started to use robots met with initial failure and 22 per cent abandoned them altogether, mainly because of inadequate technological knowhow and skills at all plant levels.
Robotisation is by and large a viable proposition. The machines can work round the clock, raise output, protect quality and industrial competitiveness.
One robot can replace between two and five production workers, while providing cheaper labour. In the US car industry a man-hour costs around 23 but a robot-hour costs only 6.
Certain jobs, mostly simple or hazardous ones, are irretrievably lost to robotics. Thus spot welders, press operators, spray painters, cleaners, machine leaders, grinding and polishing machine operators are endangered species.

Question : ‘A viable proposition’ is:

A British survey found that 44 per cent of firms, which started to use robots met with initial failure and 22 per cent abandoned them altogether, mainly because of inadequate technological knowhow and skills at all plant levels.
Robotisation is by and large a viable proposition. The machines can work round the clock, raise output, protect quality and industrial competitiveness.
One robot can replace between two and five production workers, while providing cheaper labour. In the US car industry a man-hour costs around 23 but a robot-hour costs only 6.
Certain jobs, mostly simple or hazardous ones, are irretrievably lost to robotics. Thus spot welders, press operators, spray painters, cleaners, machine leaders, grinding and polishing machine operators are endangered species.

Question : Robots are a substitute for:

A British survey found that 44 per cent of firms, which started to use robots met with initial failure and 22 per cent abandoned them altogether, mainly because of inadequate technological knowhow and skills at all plant levels.
Robotisation is by and large a viable proposition. The machines can work round the clock, raise output, protect quality and industrial competitiveness.
One robot can replace between two and five production workers, while providing cheaper labour. In the US car industry a man-hour costs around 23 but a robot-hour costs only 6.
Certain jobs, mostly simple or hazardous ones, are irretrievably lost to robotics. Thus spot welders, press operators, spray painters, cleaners, machine leaders, grinding and polishing machine operators are endangered species.

Question : In its context the expression ‘endangered species’ means that:

The report that the Union Cabinet considered the draft of a bill to prohibit the denigration of women in photographs, advertisements and films, is welcome. There has been for some time growing criticism of the projection of women in these three media. Advertisements in the print media, as well as in films and television, frequently rely on feminine sex appeal to attract attention to products or to suggest that these products make Casanovas of ordinary mortals. Things are even worse in the films. Some of these unabashedly rely on sex for box office success, showing scantily attired women in provocative postures. In these, as well as in many advertisements, women clearly appear as objects of erotic stimulation. By showing heroes misbehaving with heroines and getting away with it, films invite emulation in real life, result-in the molestation of women in public places.

Question : The passage says that the bill to prohibit media exploitation of women:

The report that the Union Cabinet considered the draft of a bill to prohibit the denigration of women in photographs, advertisements and films, is welcome. There has been for some time growing criticism of the projection of women in these three media. Advertisements in the print media, as well as in films and television, frequently rely on feminine sex appeal to attract attention to products or to suggest that these products make Casanovas of ordinary mortals. Things are even worse in the films. Some of these unabashedly rely on sex for box office success, showing scantily attired women in provocative postures. In these, as well as in many advertisements, women clearly appear as objects of erotic stimulation. By showing heroes misbehaving with heroines and getting away with it, films invite emulation in real life, result-in the molestation of women in public places.

The report that the Union Cabinet considered the draft of a bill to prohibit the denigration of women in photographs, advertisements and films, is welcome. There has been for some time growing criticism of the projection of women in these three media. Advertisements in the print media, as well as in films and television, frequently rely on feminine sex appeal to attract attention to products or to suggest that these products make Casanovas of ordinary mortals. Things are even worse in the films. Some of these unabashedly rely on sex for box office success, showing scantily attired women in provocative postures. In these, as well as in many advertisements, women clearly appear as objects of erotic stimulation. By showing heroes misbehaving with heroines and getting away with it, films invite emulation in real life, result-in the molestation of women in public places.

Question : ‘Unabashedly’ means:

The report that the Union Cabinet considered the draft of a bill to prohibit the denigration of women in photographs, advertisements and films, is welcome. There has been for some time growing criticism of the projection of women in these three media. Advertisements in the print media, as well as in films and television, frequently rely on feminine sex appeal to attract attention to products or to suggest that these products make Casanovas of ordinary mortals. Things are even worse in the films. Some of these unabashedly rely on sex for box office success, showing scantily attired women in provocative postures. In these, as well as in many advertisements, women clearly appear as objects of erotic stimulation. By showing heroes misbehaving with heroines and getting away with it, films invite emulation in real life, result-in the molestation of women in public places.

Question : The last sentence of the passage underlines:

A recent report in Newsweek says that in American colleges students of Asian origin outperform not only the minority group students but the majority whites as well. Many of these students must be of Indian origin, and their achievement is something we can be proud of. It is unlikely that these talented youngsters will come back to India, and that is the familiar brain drain problem. However, recent statements by the nation’s policy makers indicate that the perception of this issue is changing. ‘Brain bank’ and not ‘brain drain’ is the more appropriate idea, they suggest, since the expertise of Indians abroad is only deposited in other places and not lost.
This may be so, but this brain bank, like most of other banks, is one that primarily serves customers in its neighbourhood. The skills of the Asian now excelling in America’s colleges will mainly help the USA. No matter how significant, what Non-Resident Indians do for India and what their counterparts do for other Asian lands is only a by-product.
But it is also necessary to ask, or be reminded, why Indians study more fruitfully when abroad. The Asians whose accomplishments Newsweek records would have probably had a very different fate if they had studied in India. In America they found elbow room, books and facilities not available and not likely to be available here. The need to prove themselves in their new country and the competition of an international standard they faced there must have cured mental and physical laziness. But other things helping them in America can be obtained here if we achieve a change in social attitudes, especially towards youth.
We need to learn to value individuals and their unique qualities more than conformity and respectability. We need to learn the language of encouragement to add to our skill in flattery. We might alto learn to be less liberal with blame and less tight-fisted with appreciation, especially to those showing signs of independence.

Question : Among the many groups of students in American colleges, Asian students:

A recent report in Newsweek says that in American colleges students of Asian origin outperform not only the minority group students but the majority whites as well. Many of these students must be of Indian origin, and their achievement is something we can be proud of. It is unlikely that these talented youngsters will come back to India, and that is the familiar brain drain problem. However, recent statements by the nation’s policy makers indicate that the perception of this issue is changing. ‘Brain bank’ and not ‘brain drain’ is the more appropriate idea, they suggest, since the expertise of Indians abroad is only deposited in other places and not lost.
This may be so, but this brain bank, like most of other banks, is one that primarily serves customers in its neighbourhood. The skills of the Asian now excelling in America’s colleges will mainly help the USA. No matter how significant, what Non-Resident Indians do for India and what their counterparts do for other Asian lands is only a by-product.
But it is also necessary to ask, or be reminded, why Indians study more fruitfully when abroad. The Asians whose accomplishments Newsweek records would have probably had a very different fate if they had studied in India. In America they found elbow room, books and facilities not available and not likely to be available here. The need to prove themselves in their new country and the competition of an international standard they faced there must have cured mental and physical laziness. But other things helping them in America can be obtained here if we achieve a change in social attitudes, especially towards youth.
We need to learn to value individuals and their unique qualities more than conformity and respectability. We need to learn the language of encouragement to add to our skill in flattery. We might alto learn to be less liberal with blame and less tight-fisted with appreciation, especially to those showing signs of independence.

Question : The students of Asian origin in America include:

A recent report in Newsweek says that in American colleges students of Asian origin outperform not only the minority group students but the majority whites as well. Many of these students must be of Indian origin, and their achievement is something we can be proud of. It is unlikely that these talented youngsters will come back to India, and that is the familiar brain drain problem. However, recent statements by the nation’s policy makers indicate that the perception of this issue is changing. ‘Brain bank’ and not ‘brain drain’ is the more appropriate idea, they suggest, since the expertise of Indians abroad is only deposited in other places and not lost.
This may be so, but this brain bank, like most of other banks, is one that primarily serves customers in its neighbourhood. The skills of the Asian now excelling in America’s colleges will mainly help the USA. No matter how significant, what Non-Resident Indians do for India and what their counterparts do for other Asian lands is only a by-product.
But it is also necessary to ask, or be reminded, why Indians study more fruitfully when abroad. The Asians whose accomplishments Newsweek records would have probably had a very different fate if they had studied in India. In America they found elbow room, books and facilities not available and not likely to be available here. The need to prove themselves in their new country and the competition of an international standard they faced there must have cured mental and physical laziness. But other things helping them in America can be obtained here if we achieve a change in social attitudes, especially towards youth.
We need to learn to value individuals and their unique qualities more than conformity and respectability. We need to learn the language of encouragement to add to our skill in flattery. We might alto learn to be less liberal with blame and less tight-fisted with appreciation, especially to those showing signs of independence.

Question : In general, the talented young Indians studying in America:

A recent report in Newsweek says that in American colleges students of Asian origin outperform not only the minority group students but the majority whites as well. Many of these students must be of Indian origin, and their achievement is something we can be proud of. It is unlikely that these talented youngsters will come back to India, and that is the familiar brain drain problem. However, recent statements by the nation’s policy makers indicate that the perception of this issue is changing. ‘Brain bank’ and not ‘brain drain’ is the more appropriate idea, they suggest, since the expertise of Indians abroad is only deposited in other places and not lost.
This may be so, but this brain bank, like most of other banks, is one that primarily serves customers in its neighbourhood. The skills of the Asian now excelling in America’s colleges will mainly help the USA. No matter how significant, what Non-Resident Indians do for India and what their counterparts do for other Asian lands is only a by-product.
But it is also necessary to ask, or be reminded, why Indians study more fruitfully when abroad. The Asians whose accomplishments Newsweek records would have probably had a very different fate if they had studied in India. In America they found elbow room, books and facilities not available and not likely to be available here. The need to prove themselves in their new country and the competition of an international standard they faced there must have cured mental and physical laziness. But other things helping them in America can be obtained here if we achieve a change in social attitudes, especially towards youth.
We need to learn to value individuals and their unique qualities more than conformity and respectability. We need to learn the language of encouragement to add to our skill in flattery. We might alto learn to be less liberal with blame and less tight-fisted with appreciation, especially to those showing signs of independence.

Question : There is talk now of the ‘brain bank’. This idea:

A close look at the facts relating to political interference in administration shows that it is not« a one-way process. There is often a nexus between ‘power-hungry and corrupt politicians and civil servants with convenient principles. Many civil servants are only too anxious to oblige the politicians, and then cash the obligation when they need some special favour. So the attitude of self-righteousness adopted by the civil service is sometimes only a way of covering their own flaws by blaming others. Every now and then some retired civil servant comes out with his memoirs, painting a glorious picture of the heights of administrative efficiency reached during his reign. There is often the suggestion that had there not been so much political interference, things would have been even more fantastic. It is not unusual for the self-styled hero to blame not only interfering politicians but also fellow civil servants who were idiots or crooks, for his failures. This attitude of smug self-satisfaction is unfortunately, developed during the years of service. Self-preservation rather than service is encouraged by our whole system of rules and procedures.

The remedy has to be drastic and quickly effected. The over-protection now granted to civil servants must end. Today to remove an erring civil servant is just not possible. And the only thing the the highest authority in the Government, both in the State and at the Centre, can do is to transfer an official from one job to another. The rules for taking disciplinary action are so complicated that, in the end, the defaulting civil servant gets away, and gets his full emoluments even for the period of the disciplinary proceedings, thus making it a paid holiday for him.

The result is that the administration has become rule-oriented and not result-oriented. Action is possible against the official who takes some interest in his work, but no action is ever taken against a person who does not deliver the goods. If the country is to adopt a result-oriented approach, it is necessary to link job performance with job retention.

Question : The facts relating to the problem of political interference indicate that:

A close look at the facts relating to political interference in administration shows that it is not« a one-way process. There is often a nexus between ‘power-hungry and corrupt politicians and civil servants with convenient principles. Many civil servants are only too anxious to oblige the politicians, and then cash the obligation when they need some special favour. So the attitude of self-righteousness adopted by the civil service is sometimes only a way of covering their own flaws by blaming others. Every now and then some retired civil servant comes out with his memoirs, painting a glorious picture of the heights of administrative efficiency reached during his reign. There is often the suggestion that had there not been so much political interference, things would have been even more fantastic. It is not unusual for the self-styled hero to blame not only interfering politicians but also fellow civil servants who were idiots or crooks, for his failures. This attitude of smug self-satisfaction is unfortunately, developed during the years of service. Self-preservation rather than service is encouraged by our whole system of rules and procedures.

The remedy has to be drastic and quickly effected. The over-protection now granted to civil servants must end. Today to remove an erring civil servant is just not possible. And the only thing the the highest authority in the Government, both in the State and at the Centre, can do is to transfer an official from one job to another. The rules for taking disciplinary action are so complicated that, in the end, the defaulting civil servant gets away, and gets his full emoluments even for the period of the disciplinary proceedings, thus making it a paid holiday for him.

The result is that the administration has become rule-oriented and not result-oriented. Action is possible against the official who takes some interest in his work, but no action is ever taken against a person who does not deliver the goods. If the country is to adopt a result-oriented approach, it is necessary to link job performance with job retention.

Question : The attitude of self-righteousness adopted by the civil service, according to the writer:

A close look at the facts relating to political interference in administration shows that it is not« a one-way process. There is often a nexus between ‘power-hungry and corrupt politicians and civil servants with convenient principles. Many civil servants are only too anxious to oblige the politicians, and then cash the obligation when they need some special favour. So the attitude of self-righteousness adopted by the civil service is sometimes only a way of covering their own flaws by blaming others. Every now and then some retired civil servant comes out with his memoirs, painting a glorious picture of the heights of administrative efficiency reached during his reign. There is often the suggestion that had there not been so much political interference, things would have been even more fantastic. It is not unusual for the self-styled hero to blame not only interfering politicians but also fellow civil servants who were idiots or crooks, for his failures. This attitude of smug self-satisfaction is unfortunately, developed during the years of service. Self-preservation rather than service is encouraged by our whole system of rules and procedures.

The remedy has to be drastic and quickly effected. The over-protection now granted to civil servants must end. Today to remove an erring civil servant is just not possible. And the only thing the the highest authority in the Government, both in the State and at the Centre, can do is to transfer an official from one job to another. The rules for taking disciplinary action are so complicated that, in the end, the defaulting civil servant gets away, and gets his full emoluments even for the period of the disciplinary proceedings, thus making it a paid holiday for him.

The result is that the administration has become rule-oriented and not result-oriented. Action is possible against the official who takes some interest in his work, but no action is ever taken against a person who does not deliver the goods. If the country is to adopt a result-oriented approach, it is necessary to link job performance with job retention.

Question : Civil servants, who write their memoirs after retiring:

A close look at the facts relating to political interference in administration shows that it is not« a one-way process. There is often a nexus between ‘power-hungry and corrupt politicians and civil servants with convenient principles. Many civil servants are only too anxious to oblige the politicians, and then cash the obligation when they need some special favour. So the attitude of self-righteousness adopted by the civil service is sometimes only a way of covering their own flaws by blaming others. Every now and then some retired civil servant comes out with his memoirs, painting a glorious picture of the heights of administrative efficiency reached during his reign. There is often the suggestion that had there not been so much political interference, things would have been even more fantastic. It is not unusual for the self-styled hero to blame not only interfering politicians but also fellow civil servants who were idiots or crooks, for his failures. This attitude of smug self-satisfaction is unfortunately, developed during the years of service. Self-preservation rather than service is encouraged by our whole system of rules and procedures.

The remedy has to be drastic and quickly effected. The over-protection now granted to civil servants must end. Today to remove an erring civil servant is just not possible. And the only thing the the highest authority in the Government, both in the State and at the Centre, can do is to transfer an official from one job to another. The rules for taking disciplinary action are so complicated that, in the end, the defaulting civil servant gets away, and gets his full emoluments even for the period of the disciplinary proceedings, thus making it a paid holiday for him.

The result is that the administration has become rule-oriented and not result-oriented. Action is possible against the official who takes some interest in his work, but no action is ever taken against a person who does not deliver the goods. If the country is to adopt a result-oriented approach, it is necessary to link job performance with job retention.

Question : The existing system of administration seems to encourage civil servants:

107. Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the word highlighted in bold.

Applaud

108. Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the word highlighted in bold.

Extend

109. Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the word highlighted in bold.

Nebulous

110. Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the word highlighted in bold.

Filch

111. Choose the word which is closest in meaning to the word highlighted in bold.

Querulous

112. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word given below.

Bare

113. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word given below.

Deceit

114. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word given below.

Forbid

115. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word given below.

Mild

116. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word given below.

Modest

117. Which of the phrases (A), (B) and (C) given below each sentence should replace to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required mark (D) as the answer.

He is too adamant to be effectively in his work

118. Which of the phrases (A), (B) and (C) given below each sentence should replace to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required mark (D) as the answer.

Because the competition is going to become fierce, we may have some real struggles on the horizon.

119. Which of the phrases (A), (B) and (C) given below each sentence should replace to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required mark (D) as the answer.

They lost the match because they neglected by the coach’s valuable advice.

120. Choose the word that is correctly spelt.

121. Choose the word that is correctly spelt.

122. Choose the word that is correctly spelt.

123. Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blanks.

Modern science began ______ the influence of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton.

124. Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blanks.

Can you pay ______ all these articles?

125. Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blanks.

The pilot of the aircraft accepted a gift ______ the passengers who were happy about his skill.

126. Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blanks.

Can you please drop ______ ? I want to discuss some important matter.

127. In the question below; a sentence is given with three words or (group of words), which are numbered as (A). (B) and (C). One of them may be grammatically or structurally wrong in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer. If there is no wrong word or group of words, your answer will be (D), i.e., ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

(A) The need to set up a good library in the locality/(B) has been in the minds of people/ (C) for sometimes now/(D) No error.

128. In the question below; a sentence is given with three words or (group of words), which are numbered as (A). (B) and (C). One of them may be grammatically or structurally wrong in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer. If there is no wrong word or group of words, your answer will be (D), i.e., ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

(A) The interviewer asked me/(B) if I knew that/(C) Kalidas was the greater than any other poet./(D) No error.

129. In the question below; a sentence is given with three words or (group of words), which are numbered as (A). (B) and (C). One of them may be grammatically or structurally wrong in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer. If there is no wrong word or group of words, your answer will be (D), i.e., ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)

(A) The invigilator asked him/(B) to me that the visits they made to the island/(C) were not very frequent./(D) No error.

130. In the following question, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered as 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R, and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

1 : When the question again came up
P : the same question arose as to why
Q : that the terms should not be
R : at the time of President Truman
S : there should be an exception to this rule
6 : more than two.

131. In the following question, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered as 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R, and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

1 : Thus, it was only after 1858 that
P : to an almost uniform set of precedents,
Q : virtually be codified into a set of rules
R : this relationship was subjected
S : conventions and usages which could
6 : and regulations.

132. In the following question, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered as 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R, and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

1 : We have, therefore, to
P : and fashion our political, social and economic
Q : crushed him may be removed and he may
R : think in terms of the common man
S : structure so that the burdens that have
6 : have full opportunity for growth.

133. In the following question, an idiom or a phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Choose and mark the alternative that best brings out the meaning of the idiom or phrase.

To cross one’s mind

134. In the following question, an idiom or a phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Choose and mark the alternative that best brings out the meaning of the idiom or phrase.

An early bird

135. In the following question, an idiom or a phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Choose and mark the alternative that best brings out the meaning of the idiom or phrase.

Fret and fume

136. In the following question, an idiom or a phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Choose and mark the alternative that best brings out the meaning of the idiom or phrase.

To set forth

137. In the following question, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

PONDER

138. In the following question, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

SHIVER

139. In the following question, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

FEEBLE

140. In the following question, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

PIOUS

141. In the following question, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

CHASTE

142. In the following question, choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

FLAGTIOUS

143. In the following question, choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

ACQUITTED

144. In the following question, choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

FICKLE

145. In the following question, choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

146. In the following question, choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

HIRSUTE

147. Choose the appropriate meaning(s) of the following plural noun given below.

COLOURS

148. Choose the appropriate meaning(s) of the following plural noun given below.

EFFECTS

149. Choose the appropriate meaning(s) of the following plural noun given below.

MANNERS

150. Choose the appropriate meaning(s) of the following plural noun given below.

SPECTACLES

151. When you are invited to attend social gatherings, you

152. You are away from your home and studying in another city. Due to an urgent piece of work, your father is not able to send you money in time. Then, you

154. When you start your work, then on which topic, you concentrate the most?

155. If someone tries to obstruct your work time and again, you will

156. When you are not capable of taking a decision, then whose suggestion or advice you would like to take?

157. You consider yourself to be an able candidate for the post of a General Manager because

158. Your friend has received high academic degrees. But still, he has not been able to get a job. You will

159. You want respect and reputation in the society. Then what would you consider the right action to be?

160. While making an action plan, many aspects or facets of the plan are overlooked on the pretext of the proverb, “shall be taken care of when the time comes.” What is your opinion about this ignorance?

161. Before doing any piece of work, its plan is to be made. In this context, your opinion is that

162. You are a rich person. Therefore, your expected behaviour towards the poor is that you will

163. Nowadays, the problem of unemployment is prevalent to a large extent among the educated people. In order to remove it/your opinion is that

164. If your favourite player is found to be guilty of match-fixing, you will

165. That is how you behave with other passengers in a train or bus.

166. A friend of yours is always unhappy due to your behaviour. In order to develop warm relationship with him, you will

167. Quite often, you take interest in watching movies. Due to this habit, sometimes you put off important pieces of work. Some of your friends advise you not to watch movies. You

168. Some of your friends chew paan or gutkha and throw the refuse here and there. You will

169. If a person thinks that crossing of the way by a cat or the act of sudden sneezing of someone is a sign of ill omen, you will

171. You are a team leader and two of your colleagues are having a strained relationship with each other. As a result they are not contributing well in group activities. How will you handle such a situation?

172. If you find yourself in a situation where you are required to make a PowerPoint presentation and you are already bogged down by too much work, as the manager what would you do?

173. As an ideal leader, how would you interact with your group?

174. Suppose you are the manager and one of your subordinates is not working satisfactorily. How would you approach him?

175. To, understand how employees really feel about things, the supervisor should

176. An angry customer wants to meet the senior manager for grievance reporting. What will you do?

177. You have a language handicap. Customer has many problems.

178. In public dealing jobs, one must be

179. I would like to go up in life

180. Your classmate comes and tells you that your friends were talking ill of you. You

181. After talking to somebody for the first time, you

182. It is necessary for every company to advertise its products because

183. You were invited to a party, but on the day of the party you are informed that the party has been cancelled. You will

184. A car running with high speed crushed a child and ran away from the place of accident with the same high speed. This all happened in front of a person who was passing by the place of accident. What should he do in such a case?

185. It is the midnight when a person is passing by an utterly deserted place. Just at that place a few armed persons appear who ask him to cast off his wrist watch and gold chain. What should be do in such a moment?

186. Five persons have been produced as eye-witnesses to an accident but the person who has been charged with committing the accident says that he can produce fifty persons against these five persons who will say that they have not seen him committing the accidents. The argument of the accused will not be accepted because:

187. If an argument starts with someone, then I invariably

188. You have adorned a new shirt. Your companion passes a remark that your shirt is misfit for your personal. So, you will

189. If I were the correspondent of a magazine, then I will write on the following subject

190. If put under pressure, I give emphasis on giving myself more time so that I may be able to think more clearly.

191. Whenever someone demands anything from me I

192. A product launched by the company is having initial hiccups and complaints. You will:

193. You are in a contest, which has elimination rounds. Eliminated contestants are sad and others too are becoming panicky. What do you do?

194. People who aspire to work in hotel industry should have the following personality trait(s):

195. Your colleague is having problems at work

196. If you have some problem with your employee, you would

197. Status in the society can be maintained by

198. If you want to start with something new and you have little savings and few employees, what will be your first priority?

199. The person responsible for the management of the front office of an enterprise should possess

200. Keeping the needs of individuals in view, it is seen that :

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