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In order to pass in exam a student is required to get 780 marks out of the aggregate marks. Sonu got 728 marks and was declared failed by 5 percent. What are the maximum aggregate marks a student can get in the examination? A. 1040 B. 1100 C. 1000 D. Cannot be determined E. None of these ANSWER: A EXPLANATION Let maximum or total marks = x Number required to pass the exam = 780 marks Sonu got = 728 marks and failed by 5%. Passing marks – sonu marks = 5% of the total marks ∴ 5% of x = 780 – 728 ⇒ (5/100) × x = 52 ⇒ x = 5200/5 = 1040 marks
If 70% of a no. is subtracted from itself it reduces to 81.what is two fifth of that no.? A. 88 B. 91 C. 108 D. 116 E. None of these ANSWER: C EXPLANATION Let the number be m. Then m – 70 % of m = 81 ⇒ m – 70/100 × m = 81 ⇒ m – 0.7m = 81 ⇒ 0.3m = 81 ⇒ m = 81/0.3 ⇒ m = 270 Now, we need to find 2m/5 = 2 × 270 / 5 = 2 × 54 = 108
In the following question, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair. FANS: BLEACHERS: A. cheerleaders: pompoms B. audience: seats C. team: goalposts D. conductor: podium E. referee: decision ANSWER: B EXPLANATION Bleacher is a bench for sports fans to sit during a match of some sports. FANS: BLEACHERS in the similar way as audience: seats because ‘audience’ sits on the seats.
Find the next number of the series. 563, 647, 479, 815, …? A. 672 B. 386 C. 279 D. 143 E. 368 ANSWER: D EXPLANATION The pattern followed here is: 563 + 84 × 20 = 647 647 – 84 × 21 = 479 479 + 84 × 22 = 815 ∴ next term will be: 815 – 84 × 23 = 143 Hence, the answer is 143.
A girl ‘A’ told to her friend about the size and color of a snake she has seen in the beach. It is one of the colors brown/black/green and one of the sizes 35/45/55. If it were not green or if it were not of length 35 it is 55. If it were not black or if it were not of length 45 it is 55. a) What is the color of the snake? b) What is the length of the snake? A. Green, 55 B. Black, 45 C. Brown, 35 D. Black, 55 E. Brown, 55 ANSWER: E EXPLANATION From the given conditions it is clear that the length of snake is 55 not 35 or 45 now given if snake is not of 35 or 45 length then snake is neither green colored nor black colored Thus, snake is of brown colour.
Which of these words fits the blank labelled A. Have B. Admit C. Hesitate D. Come E. Defy ANSWER A EXPLANATION This sentence is a continuation of the previous one. Given that the producers have benefitted; it is their duty to pay for the clean-up as well. ‘Admit’, ‘hesitate’, ‘come’ and ‘defy’ do not correspond with the sense of the sentence and hence the blank needs to be filled with ‘have’.
Select the correct plural form for the given word: A. Thief B. Thiefs C. Thief D. Thieves E. Thievs None of the above
EXPLANATION ‘Apotheosis’ means the elevation of someone to divine status or the culmination to a highest point of development. ‘Optimal’ means best or most favourable. ‘Arid’ means barren. ‘Regulated’ means subject to control. ‘Nadir ’ means a low point in something. Clearly, ‘nadir ’ is the opposite of ‘apotheosis’. 39.What is the opposite of APOSTLE? A. Apostate B. Appropriate C. Corrupted D. Evasive E. None of the above ANSWER: A EXPLANATION ‘Apostle’ means a vigorous follower of a religion. ‘Apostate’ means someone who has abandoned religion. ‘Appropriate’ means suitable. ‘Corrupted’ means caused to act dishonestly. ‘Evasive’ means tending to avoid commitment. Clearly, ‘apostate’ is the opposite of ‘apostle’.
Choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words. EXODUS A. Influx B. Home-coming C. Return D. Restoration E. Revival ANSWER: A EXPLANATION