Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
PART-A (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE)
1. Which of the following articles of Constitution says that the executive power of every state shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of Union?
(A) Article 258 (B) Article 355 (C) Article 356 (D) Article 257
2. The distance between earth and sun is greatest during:
(A) Winter Solstice (B) Aphelion (C) Perihelion (D) Summer Solstice
3. Which company has developed AKASH, the cheapest tablet computer?
(A) IBM (B) HCL (C) Datawind (D) Lenovo
4. Bhopal Gas tragedy is associated with leakage of:
(A) Carbon dioxide (B) Methyl ISO cyanate
(C) Sulphur Dioxide (D) Nitrogen dioxide
5. Who is the General Secretary of CPI(M)?
(A) Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy (B) Basudev Acharia
(C) Prakash Karat (D) None of these
6. The central Government on 1stJan, 2013 launched the pilot phase of direct cash benefits transfer scheme. Under this scheme the cash will be directly transferred to the intended beneficiaries through.
(A) Permanent Account Number linked Bank Account
(B) Voter I D linked Bank Account
(C) Aadhar-Linked Bank Accounts
(D) Ration Card linked Bank Accounts
7. Identify three leader states in wind energy among the following:
(A) Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar (B) Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal
(C) Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (D) TamilNadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat
8. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said recently that the term “Bimaru” states should be done away with. Which states was/were termed as Bimaru states?
(A) Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
(C) Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (D) Bihar
9. Who was recently elected as vice President of Indian National Congress?
(A) Kapil Sibal (B) Manmohan Singh (C) P.Chidambaram (D) Rahul Gandhi
10. Recently consensus on GST has been arrived by centre and states. What does GST mean?
(A) Gross Sales Tax (B) Graded Sales Tax (C) Global Sales Tax (D) Goods and service Tax
11. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to ensure withdrawal of Non-CTS 2010 standard cheques with CTS standard-2010 cheques by:
(A) 30th April, 2013 (B) 31st December, 2013 (C) 31st March, 2013 (D) None of these
12. How many gold medals were won by India at Copa-Brasil-2012 Tournament of wrestling?
(A) Eight (B) Nine (C) Seven (D) Six
13. Who was named AIFF (All India football federation) player of the year 2012?
A) Gouramangi Singh (B) Sunil Chhetri (C) Syed Rahim Nabi (D) Subrata Paul
14. India on Oct-4, 2012 successfully test fired nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from a test range at Balasore. This was a:
(A) Air to Air Missile (B) Surface to Air Missile
(C) Surface to Surface Missile (D) Air to Surface Missile
15. The National Development Council has approved recently the 12th five year plan and set an annual average growth target of:
A) 10% (B) 11% (C) 8.2% (D) 9%
16. Who was world biggest exporter of rice in 2012 as per the latest report by Food & Agriculture organization?
(A) China (B) Pakistan (C) Thailand (D) India
17. The government of India has given ……………..”languages of the 8th Schedule” the status of official language.
(A) 23 (B) 26 (C) 24 (D) 22
18. Who is credited with the discovery of Electron?
(A) James Chadwick (B) Rutherford (C) E. Goldstein (D) J.J. Thompson
19. During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?
(A) Shahjahan (B) Aurangazeb (C) Akbar (D) Jahangir
20. The first temporary president of Constituent Assembly was:
(A) Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar (B) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (D) Dr. Sachidanand Sinha
21. Which among the following was the major demand of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) organized under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhai Patel?
(A) Rollback of newly enhanced revenue rate
(B) Supply of Agricultural Inputs to farmers at subsidized rate
(C) Land to the tiller (D) Increase of rates of labour wage
22. Find the incorrect statement:
(A) Full moon occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and Sun
(B) The difference in minutes between the Greenwhich time and the local time at a place can be derived by multiplying the longitude of place by four
(C) Spring Tide is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun together in the same direction
(D) A line on a map that joins all places of the same height above sea level is called contour line
Q23. The refractive indices of Kerosine, Turpentine and water are 1.44, 1.47 and 1.33 respectively. Light will have maximum speed in:
(A) Water (B) Speed remains same for all (C) Kerosine (D) Turpentine
24. Which of the following gases are given out during photosynthesis?
(A) Nitrogen (B) Hydrogen (C) Oxygen (D) Carbon dioxide
25. What is the script of Ashoka’s inscriptions?
(A) Gurumukhi (B) Hieroglyphics (C) Dev Nagri (D) Brahmi
26. If the digits of two digit number are interchanged, the newly formed number is more than the original number by 18. If the sum of digits is 8, then what was the original number?
A. 26 B.17 C.35 D. None of these
27. One year ago a mother was 4 times older then her son. After 6 years, her age becomes more than double her sons age by 5 years. The present ratio of their age will be
A. 17:2 B.25:7 C. 29:6 D. None of these
28. If m:n = 2:3, what is the value of 3m+5n /6m-n
A. 5/3 B.7/3 C. 3/7 D. None of these
29. A triple successive discount of 20%, 10%, 5% is equal to a single discount of
A. 31.60 % B. 25.7% C.40% D. 35%
30. Three items are purchased at Rs 380.One of them is sold at a loss of 10%. The others are sold so as togain 25% on the whole transactions? What is the gain % on these two items?
A. 42.5% B. 40.5% C. 44.5% D. None of these
31. The size of a bag that could hold 6 kg of oranges has now been increased so that it can hold 8 kg. What is the percentage increase in size?
A. 91/3 % B. 100/3 % c. 20% D.25%
32. If w/x=6/11, y/z=16/23 and y/x=/16 then what is the value of x/y
A. 13/16 B. 11/16 C.6/16 D. None of these
33. What approximate value comes in the place of question mark in the following question
Square root of 727.9995 + (5.1961)x (5.1961)= ? + 2/10.7960
A. 8 B. 10 C.53 D. None of these
34. Mid points of the side of an equilateral triangle of side 18 cm are joined to form another triangle whose mid points are further joined to form different triangle and this process is repeated indefinitely. The sum of perimeters of all triangles will be
A. 144 cm B. 172cm C.72Cm D. 108 cm
35. A sum of Rs 8500/- is to be divided among 5 men, 6 women and 8 boys in the ratio of 10:7:1. The share of one woman will be
A. Rs 595 B. Rs 850 C. Rs 85 D. None of these
36. Ram and Shyam work in the same factory. Ram can produce 45 articles in one hour and Shyam can produce 40 articles in one hour. During one week Shyam worked for 5 more hours than Ram but produced the same number of articles as ram. How many hours did Ram work that week
A. 50 B. 43 C. 45 D. 40
37. Square root of 441/63 X Square root of 81/3 = ?
A. 3/4 B. 21/4 C.1 D. 25/6
38. Which one of the following number has got highest value?
A. 127/25 B.121/9 C.53/4 D. 25/6
39. The average score of Sachin Tendulkar in IPL 15 Matches is 70 Runs and the average score in Border Gavaskar Trophy T-20 Matches is 45 runs in 7 Matches. If he has played 10 more International T-20 matches and his overall average score in all T-20 matches was 73 runs. What was his total Score in 10 International T-20 matches
A. 990 B. 971 C. 982 D None of these
40. Number of diagonals in a 30 sided convex polygon
A.818 B.378 C.405 D.955
41. Two cars start from place A &B , 100 km apart, towards each other. Both cars start simultaneously. A bird sitting on one car start at the same time towards the other car, and as soon as it reaches the second car, it flies back to the first car and it continues in this manner fling backwards and forwards from one car to other, until the cars meet. Both cars travel at a speed on 50 km/h and the bird’s flies at 100 km/h. total distance covered by the bird will be
A. 100 Km B.200Km C.50Km D. None of these
42. Two trains leave stations p and q 110 km apart train from p and q travels at 25 km/hr and train from q to p at 30 km/hr if they both start at 8 AM they meet at a
A. 09.00 AM B 09.45 AM C.10.40 AM D. None of these
43. A sphere of radius x is melted and its volume is divided into two equal parts. One part is cast into a cylinder of height 10cm and second a cone of the same height. The ratio of the cylinder radius to the cone radius is
A. 1:3 B. Square root 3 :2 C. 1 : Square root 3 D. None of these
44. A man buys milk at a certain price per kg. and after mixing it with water sells it again at the same price. How many grams of water he mixes in every kg of milk if he makes of profit 25%
A. 150 grms B. 30 grmas C.250 grams D.200 grams
45. A sum of Rs 8000 generates Rs 1261 as compound interest in 3 Years interest being compound annually. The rate of compound interest is
A .20 % B. 2.5 % C. 10 % D. 5 %
46. By how much is two by thirds of 96 less than three fifths of 210
A.114 B.62 C.206 D. None of these
47. The square root of 6760000 is
A. 260 B. 2600 C. 1/26 D. 26
48. The average temperature of three days is 24 o c .if temperature on the first two days is 20 o c and 25 o c respectively then the temperature on the third day
A 22 ½ B. 23 C. 27 D. 24
49. A five year cash certificate with a maturity value of Rs 300 is purchased for Rs 200. The annual rate of interest is
A. 10% B.15% C.5% D.15/2%
50. You bought some apples. On the first day you ate one and ¼ of the remainder. On the second day you ate 2 and ¼ of the remainder. On the third day you ate the entire remaining balance of 3. How many apples did you buy?
A. 13 B.19 C.9 D. none of theses
Directions: (51 to 57) Choose the correct option
51. The tree lost its leaves.
A. Their B. Our c. They D. Its
52. The snake crawled ____ the rock
A. Under B. At C. With D.After
53. Can you ____a picture?
A. Fry B. Stay C. Ride D. Draw
54. My mother _____us to School in our car
A. Walks B. Gos C. Rides D. Drives
55. Tom is awake but Jack is still _____
A. Eating B. Reading C. Asleep. D. Crying
56. The Kangaroos ____ over the fence.
A. Crawled B. Hopped C.Swam D.Licked
57. Yesterday our team _____ the team of Ranjus school.
A. is defeating B. will defeat C. was defeated D.defeated
Directions: (58 to 60) Fill in the blanks with correct Prepositions
58. The thief entered the room _____ the window.
A. Through B. With C. From D.By
59. My car does 40 kms ___a litre.
A. For B.Of C. In D To
60. _____ cooking he also likes to write poetry in his free time.
A. Except B. While C. Beside D. Besides
Directions: (61 to 62) Give one word for the underlined phrase
61. My bed room is warm and comfortable.
A. Cosy B. Beautiful C. Neat D.Untidy
62. Diana spoke in a quiet voice to her friend
A. Jumped B. Called C. Yelled D. Whispered
63. Choose the correct Passive voice of the Senetence
There is no house to let
A. There is no house which could be let B. There is no house for letting out
C. There is no house to be let D. No house is there to let
Directions: (64 to 65) choose the correct articles
64. I bought ____ uniform for my daughter yesterday
A. An B. of C. the D A
65. _____ might have the upper hand
A. An B. A C. One D The
Directions: (66 to 67) select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning
A. To divide B. To destroy everything C. Storm D. to walk about aimlessly
A. Laziness B. To hit directly C. Heavy D. Inclined
Directions: Formulate correct sentence by selecting the most appropriate option
68. If I were you, I ____ be careful with my words.
A. Shall B. Should C. Will D. Would
Directions: (69 to 70) In the following questions pick the correct spelt word
69. A. Typhyoid B. Typhiod C. Typhoid D. Typhyiod
70. A. Stratcher B. Strecher C. Stretchar D. Stretcher
Directions: (71 to 72) select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning
A. Boldness B. Converse C. Weakness D. Cleverness
A. Multiply B. Acceptable C. Unifying D. Derisive
Directions (73-74) Find the grammatically wrong part
73. He is man (A) / which I know (B) / you can trust (C) / No error (D)
74. I shall ask him (A) /not to come on Monday (B) /as it is working day (C) / No error (D)
75. Directions: Change the following sentence into reported Speech
Shashi Said “I plan to leave for Australia next week”
A. Sashi said that he planned to leave for Australia the following week
B. Sashi told that he had planned to leave for Australia the following week
C. Sashi Said that he had planned to leave for Australia next week
D. Sashi told that he planned to leave for Australia next week
(Questions are not typed fully)
Directions (76 to 79):
This is a group of five Persons...............
76. Who is the wife of E
77. Which of the groups include all the men?
78. Who is the professor of Philosophy?
79. Who is the professor of Economics?
Directions (80 to 82): Pick out the odd one out
80. A. Kitchen B. bathroom C. Bedroom D.floor
81. A. Hear B. Smell C. See D. Talk
82. A. Head B. Heart C. Lung D. Kidney
83. Madho walks 30 meters towards East...............
Ans: D (20 meters South)
84. Six firemen are placed.......
Instructions (Q 85 to 87) In the following diagram three classes of Population...
85. Married Persons living in joint families but not working as school teachers are represented by
86. Persons who lived in joint families are unmarried and who do not work as school teachers represented by
87. Married teachers living in joint families represented by
88. If KOLKATA is coded as LPMLBUB then MUMBAI is coded as
89. In the given dice, which number is opposite of 6
90. Beena is the mother of Chirag and Mahika. If Kapil is the husband of Mahika. What is the relation of Beena to Kapil
91. Ajay travels towards east. Vikas travels towards north. Sonu and Rachit travel in opposite directions. Rachit travels towards right of Ajay.which of the following is definitely true
92. In a certain code language LESSON is coded as NGUQML. How will PUZZLE be coded in that language?
Instructions (Q93 to 94) Study the following information
93. Which of the following persons is neither hardworking nor ambitious?
94. Which of the following persons is neither honest nor hardworking but is ambitious?
Directions (Q95 to 96)Each of the following questions is followed by two
95. How many Indians can be considered to be in super rich bracket rich bracket if they constitute 0.001% of the population?
96. At the garage, the Car owner was told that........
97. If ROAD=152 and MAP= 90, then RAIL=?
98 If BAT=69 and BOOK=172 then PEN=?
Directions (Q99 to 100) In these questions a Series is given.....
99. QPO, SRQ,UTS, WVU, ?
100. P3C, R5F, T8I,V12L, ?
CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION PLAN
“Current Affairs” and “General Knowledge” cover many topics like from economy to sports or education to politics, or even technology to automobiles. In every second some issues are happening around the world in these sectors, and to accumulate the excerpt of some highlighted news, and memorize it is a good plan to prepare current affairs and GK.
Some Important Tips to Follow:
Read Newspapers regularly
We all know that “Old is Gold”, same thing applies here too. We need to make a habit of reading newspapers regularly. I’ll suggest you to read more than one newspaper. It will be better if you read one newspaper of your mother language, and other of English. Some useful newspapers are “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph” etc. You need to start this habit at least 6 months before the actual exam that will help you to get access to all the important events of that period of time.
You need to keep an eye on what’s happening around you in your country and world as well. Trust me guys, you will surely find it interesting after several days. We all know that staying updated is always a good idea, as it will stand you apart from the rest.
Read Magazines thoroughly
This is another great option to prepare the subject we are talking about. There are many leading magazines that focus on current affairs and General Knowledge. You need to buy it from your local magazine seller, and start reading it thoroughly. These magazines beautifully categorize the articles with its genres to make it interesting to read on. Some of the useful magazines are Pratiyogita Darpan andManorma.
Try to read some business magazines and sports magazines too along with a general magazine. This will increase your chances of cracking the competitive exams with ease. Some useful business magazines areBusiness Today, Business Line etc.
Follow News Channels
You will need to follow news channels at least once a day. Now most of the leading news channels are active for 24*7. You need to pick up a suitable time for yourself to watch any favorite news channel of yours. You can watch ABP News, NDTV, Times Now, ET Now, Zee News etc. Try to go through all the breaking and highlighted news, and make it a habit.
I know that watching news channels for long will bore you, so I’ll suggest you to allocate only 30 minutes for it in a whole day. All the leading ones shows the glimpses of all important events of the day quite frequently, so 30 minutes will be enough for you to boost up your current affairs and GK knowledge.
Maintain a Diary
My teacher used to tell me that whenever you learn something try to write it down in your diary, as it will help you to memorize it in a better manner. He is so right, as this method helped me a lot to score good marks in every exam that I appeared for. As I already mentioned before that a lot of events are occurring in the country and around the world, so it is easily understandable that it is not easy to remember everything. It’s always a superb idea to maintain a diary of current events.
You need to update this diary on a daily basis with all the events that you consider as important ones. This diary will become quite useful for the revision part, as it will provide you information about all the important events at a place. You should keep revising the diary frequently, as it will help you to memorize important names, dates, awards etc.
Channelize your Preparation Accordingly
All the competitive exams are not same, as all of them have different pattern, even when it comes to the same topic as ‘Current Affairs’ or ‘GK’. For example for civil services exam, you need to give importance on events of National value. On the other scenario, in matter of bank job exam, the focus should be on the news on banking sectors, and economic and business news.
Thus I’ll suggest you to prepare as per the exams you are appearing for, as channelizing your preparation according to the pattern of the exam will accelerate your chance of getting selected.
Use Internet Resources
“Google, YouTube and Wikipedia are my favorite teachers’; one of my friends told me this once. This is quite true indeed, so you should use all the available online resources to study current affairs and GK for exams. For example this blog is all about “Current Affairs”, so you can check this blog regularly by subscribing to us (check the sidebar for subscription options). You can actively take part some forums that are focusing on current events. The good part is you can follow the websites of all leadingnewspapers online if you don’t have enough time to read newspapers.
Use Social Networking Sites for Good
Believe me or not you can surely use social networking sites to your benefits. Especially to prepare current affairs and General knowledge Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon may help you a lot. You can join some Facebook pages, or follow some twitter accounts that are related to current affairs. You can join our Facebook Page too for this matter, or connect with me at LinkedIn or circle me in Google Plus for all the information on recent happenings to boost up your General Knowledgeability.
Give Priority to your Strength
We usually find difficulties when we try to learn everything at once. In that process basically we study a lot, but remember a little. We need to first select our strength areas for our preparation. Try to givepriority to your strength areas. It may be Sports, economy, Government Affairs or technology. Suppose you are applying for Bank exams, then you should prepare industry related news. Along with that you may pick any 2-3 areas of your strength like sports or technology. You need to prepare these sections to the utmost level. I can assure you that these strategies will help you to score much better in Current Affairs section.
Participate in Online Quizzes
You should participate in some free quizzes that are available online to evaluate yourself. For this matter you can easily access our “Quiz Section”. This will give you proper idea whether you are ready for the big exam day or not. As an added factor it will also provide you confidence i.e. very much essential. You can download Monthly-wise current affairs questions from Here.