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**Questions: 4 / 20**

**Q4. In this question, one term in the number series is wrong. Find out the wrong term.**

325, 259, 202, 160, 127, 105, 94

325, 259, 202, 160, 127, 105, 94

259

202

94

127

Solution:

. The correct pattern is –66, –55, –44, –33, –22, –11.

So, 202 is wrong and must be replaced by (259–55) i.e. 204

So, 202 is wrong and must be replaced by (259–55) i.e. 204

**Questions: 5 / 20**

**Q5. In a certain code, ‘ill be pee’ means ‘roses are blue’, ‘sik hee’ means ‘red flowers’ and ‘pee mit hee’ means ‘flowers are vegetables’. How is ‘red’ written in that code?**

sik

be

hee

cannot be determined

Solution:

‘ill be pee’ -> ‘roses are blue’ ….(i)

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sik hee’ -> ‘red flowers’ ………..(ii)

‘pee mit hee’ ->

‘flowers are vegetables’ ……(iii)

In (ii) and (iii), the common code-word is ‘hee’

So, ‘hee’ stands for ‘flowers’.

Thus, in (ii), ‘sik’ stands for ‘red’.

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sik hee’ -> ‘red flowers’ ………..(ii)

‘pee mit hee’ ->

‘flowers are vegetables’ ……(iii)

In (ii) and (iii), the common code-word is ‘hee’

So, ‘hee’ stands for ‘flowers’.

Thus, in (ii), ‘sik’ stands for ‘red’.

**Questions: 6 / 20**

**Q6. Why is demographic dividend likely to be manifested in India in future?**

Population in the age group between 8-15 years is likely to increase.

Population of children below 7 years is likely to increase

Population in the age group of 15-64 years is likely to increase

opulation in the age group above 65 years is likely to increase

**Questions: 7 / 20**

**Q7. Who was invited by Lord Wavell to form the Interim Government in India in 1946?**

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Jawahar Lal Nehru

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

C. Rajagopalachari

**Questions: 8 / 20**

**Q8. The most highly developed inland waterways are found in**

Asia

Europe

North America

South America

**Questions: 9 / 20**

**Q9. Which of the following latitudes passes through India?**

Arctic circle

Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Cancer

Equator

**Questions: 10 / 20**

**Q10. Rainbow is formed due to**

refraction, reflection and dispersion of light through a water droplet

Reflection and dispersion of light through a water droplet

only refraction of light

only dispersion of light

**Questions: 12 / 20**

**Q13. P + Q + R + S is odd. At least how many of these (is/are) odd?**

0

1

2

Cannot be determine

Solution:

. If 1 odd + 3 even number them sum will be odd.

So there should be at least one number will be odd.

So there should be at least one number will be odd.

**Questions: 14 / 20**

**Q14. When a two-digit number is divided by the sum of its digits, the quotient is 4. If the digits are reversed, the new number is 6 less than twice the original. The number is**

12

21

42

24

Solution:

Let the two digit number is xy

(10x+y)/(x+y)=4

10x + y = 4(x+ y)

6x = 3y …(i)

Again, now,

10y + x = 2(10x + y) – 6

10y + x = 20x + 2y – 6

19x – 8y = 6 …(ii)

By solving these two equation,

x = 2

y = 4

Number will be 24.

(10x+y)/(x+y)=4

10x + y = 4(x+ y)

6x = 3y …(i)

Again, now,

10y + x = 2(10x + y) – 6

10y + x = 20x + 2y – 6

19x – 8y = 6 …(ii)

By solving these two equation,

x = 2

y = 4

Number will be 24.

**Questions: 15 / 20**

**Q15. Find the value of 896 × 896 – 204 × 204.**

781200

761200

771200

764200

Solution:

. a^2-b^2 = (a + b) (a – b)

(where a = 896 and b = 204)

= (896 + 204) (896 – 204)

= 1100 × 692 = 761200

(where a = 896 and b = 204)

= (896 + 204) (896 – 204)

= 1100 × 692 = 761200

**Questions: 16 / 20**

Directions (16-17): Choose the option which is the antonym of the word mentioned in the question

**Q16. Exhilaration**

lowness

dejection

lukewarm

hostility

Solution:

. Exhilaration-a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation., dejection- a sad and depressed state; low spirits.

**Questions: 17 / 20**

Directions (16-17): Choose the option which is the antonym of the word mentioned in the question.

**Q17. Irreverent**

reverent

magnificent

saintly

sincere

Solution:

reverent-feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.

**Questions: 18 / 20**

**Q18. Each word given below is spelt differently. Tick mark the choice which gives the correct spelling.**

predicamant

predicament

pridicament

pridicamant

Solution:

Predicament – is correct spelling.

**Questions: 19 / 20**

Directions (19-20): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

**Q19. Babble**

sound

prattle

chaos

mischief

Solution:

Babble- talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way., prattle-talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.

**Questions: 20 / 20**

Directions (19-20): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

**Q20. Acclimatize**

inform

imply

habituate

integrate

Solution:

Acclimatize-become accustomed to a new climate or new conditions; adjust.