Karnataka

Tamil Nadu

Kerala

Andhra Pradesh

**2. South Pacific island nation Samoa, positioned to the east of the International Date Line, on May 2011 decided to forego a day and shift of the time zone on its west. The reason for this shifting is to.**

facilitate trade with Australia and New Zealand

facilitate smooth internal administration throughout the country

attain political stability in the country

promote tourism industry in the country

**3. Which one among the following is not an important factor of climate of an area?**

Longitude

Latitude

Altitude

Distance from the sea

**4. The broken hills famous for zinc and lead are located in**

Germany

Turkey

Australia

Australia

**5. Kanha National Park belongs to which one among the following biogeographical areas in the world?**

Tropical Moist Forests

Tropical Sub-humid Forests

Tropical Humid Forests

Tropical Dry Forests

**Directions (6-8):**In the following question, some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and the number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is (d) i.e. No error

**6. We had a lot of difficulty (a) / in finding (b) / the house. (c) No error (d).**

a

b

c

d

**7. The two first to arrive (a)/ were the lucky recipients (b)/ of a surprise gift. (c) / No error (d).**

a

b

c

d

**8. His tradition – bound attitude (a) / had to be a constant source of dissatisfaction (b) / among the younger members of the family. (c) / No error (d).**

a

b

c

d

Directions (9-10): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate answers.

**9. He drove from Maharashtra…………Karnatake without stopping to rest.**

is

to

into

towards

**10. If I were…………, I wouldn't accept such treatment.**

him

them

he

one

**11. 16, 33, 65, 131, 261, (....)**

523

521

613

721

Ans:
Each number is twice the preceding one with 1 added or subtracted alternatively.
So, the next number is (2 x 261 + 1) = 523.

**12. 10, 5, 13, 10, 16, 20, 19, (....)**

22

40

38

23

Ans:
There are two series (10, 13, 16, 19) and (5, 10, 20, 40), one increasing by 3 and the other multiplied by 2.

**13. If $ means +, # means –, @ means × and * means ÷, then what is the value of 18 $ 5 @ 5 # 72 * 9?**

25

27

35

36

**14. .If ‘+’ stands for ‘division’,’÷’ stands for ‘multiplication’,‘×’ stands for ‘subtraction’ and ‘–’ stands for ‘addition’, which one of the following is correct?**

24 ÷ 6 × 12 + 3 – 2 = 44

24 × 6 + 12 ÷ 3 – 2 = 45

24 ÷ 6 – 12 + 3 × 2 = 46

24 + 6 ÷ 12× 3 – 2 = 47

**15. __ acca __ ccca__ acccc __ aaa**

acaa

caaa

ccca

cacc

**16. A man sold an item for RS 6,750 at a loss of 25%. What will be the selling price of same item if he sells it at a profit of 15% ?**

RS 10,530

RS 9,950

RS 10,350

RS 11,340

None of these

Ans:
C.P. of the item = ( 6750 ×100 )/75 = Rs 9000
So, Reqd. S.P. of the item = (9000 × 115)/100=Rs 10350

**17. The sum of the circumference of a circle and the perimeter of a rectangle is 132 cm. The area of the rectangle is 112 sq cm and breadth of the rectangle is 8 cm. What is the area of the circle ?**

616 sq cm

540 sq cm

396 sq cm

Noe of these

Ans:
Length of the rectangle = 112/8 = 14 cm, so perimeter= 44 cm,
Circumference= 132-44=88 cm,
R = (88 × 7 )/(2 ×22) = 14cm so by area will be 616

**18. The ratio between the angles of a quadrilateral is 6 : 3 : 4 : 5. The smallest angle of a triangle is one-fourth the largest angle of the quadrilateral. Largest angle of the triangle is 10° more than second largest angle of the triangle. What is the second largest angle of the triangle ?**

80°

60°

70°

50°

Ans:
The largest angle of the quadrilateral (6 ×360)/(6+4+3+5) = 120 degrees
Smallest angle of the triangle = 120 × 1/4 = 30 degrees
If second largest angle of the triangle = (x + 10)
So 30+ x+ x+10 = 180 , x = 70 degrees

**19. The average marks of nine students in a group is 63. Three of them scored 78, 69 and 48 marks. What are the average marks of remaining six students ?**

63.5

64

63

NOT

Ans:
answer is 62

**20. A boat running upstream takes 640 min to cover a certain distance, while it takes 280 min to cover the same distance running down stream. What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of water current respectively?**

23: 7

22: 9

23: 8

23: 9

Ans:
Let boat's rate upstream be x and boat's rate downstream by y.
Distance covered in 640 min = = Disance covered in 280 min
x * 640 = y * 280
16x = 7y
Required Ratio = (y + x)/2 : (y - x)/2
= (y + 7/16y) : (y - 7/16y) = 23 : 9

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