(Sample Papers) LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Exam Test - 5

(Sample Papers) LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) Exam Test - 5

:: Reasoning ::

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

There are eight persons viz. J, K, N, R, S, T, V and W are sitting around a circle but not necessarily in the same order. Three of them not facing towards the centre. They are related to different streams viz. Commerce, Computer, Medicine, Astrology, Economics, Literature, Science and Arts but not necessarily in the same order. The one who is related to Literature is exactly between T and K. R is facing away from the centre but does not related to Computer and Medicine. N is immediate right of V, who is facing towards centre. The one who is related to Computer is not neighbour of K. The one who is related to Astrology is immediate right of N. There are three persons between V and K and one of them is related to Astrology. S is second to the left of R and he is related to Computer. T is immediate neighbour of both N and the one who is related to Literature. The one who is related to Science is facing towards the centre. R is immediate right of one who is related to Economics. The one who is related to Arts is between W and the one who is related to Medicine. J is not related to Literature.

1. Who among the following is related to Science?

1) R
2) J
3) S
4) K
5) T

2. How many persons are there between the Arts and Economics Streams?

1) Two
2) Three
3) One
4) None
5) Other than given options

3. What is the stream of the person who sits immediate right to W?

1) Science
2) Economics
3) Computer
4) Arts
5) Astrology

4. If R is related to J, V is related to N in some way then T is related to–

1) W
2) N
3) K
4) J
5) None of these

5. Which of the following does match correctly?

1) J – Commerce
2) W – Arts
3) N – Astrology
4) K– Science
5) S – Medicine

Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Seven teachers P, Q, R, S, T, V and W belong to seven different states or Union territory viz. U.P, M.P, Assam, Odisha, Delhi, Rajasthan and Karnataka but not necessarily in the same order. They teach seven different subjects namely, History, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Hindi, Polity and English but not necessarily in the same order. One who teaches Biology does not belong to New Delhi. Q is from Assam and does not teach Chemistry. The one who belongs to M.P teach neither Chemistry nor Hindi. P is from Karnataka. The one who belongs to Odisha teaches History. R teaches English but he is neither from Rajasthan nor from Delhi. T is from U.P and teaches Polity. S teaches Physics and W teaches Biology.

6. Who teaches Chemistry?

1) R
2) P
3) Q
4) T
5) V

7. Which of the following combination is correct?

1) P– Hindi– Odisha
2) V– English– Assam
3) R– English– M.P
4) T–Physics – New Delhi
5) W– Biology– Karnataka

8. Q teaches which of the following subject?

1) Hindi
2) English
3) Physics
4) Chemistry
5) History

9. Who is from M.P?

1) P
2) W
3) V
4) R
5) T

10. V belongs to which of the following state?

1) M.P
2) New Delhi
3) Odisha
4) Assam
5) Rajasthan

Directions (Q. 11–15): In each question given below three statements are followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take all the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusion logically follows from all the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1) If only conclusion I follows.
2) If only conclusion II follows.
3) If either conclusion I or II follows.
4) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) If both conclusion I and II follow.

11. Statements: All obstacles are temporary. Some work is difficult. No difficult is obstacle.


I. All temporary being difficult is a possibility.
II. No work is obstacle.

(12–13): Statements: No job is perfect. Some services are permanent. All jobs are service.

12. Conclusions:

I. Some services are not perfect.
II. All services are being job is a possibility.

13. Conclusions:

I. No job is permanent.
II. All perfect can never be job.

(14–15): Statements: Very few leaders are minister. No minister is foreigners. All foreigners are farmer.

14. Conclusions:

I. At least some foreigners are not minister.
II. All leaders being foreigner is not a possibility.

15. Conclusions:

I. No minister is farmer.
II. Some leaders are not farmer is a possibility.

Directions (Q. 16-20): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer:

1) If only conclusion I is true.
2) If only conclusion II is true.
3) If either conclusion I or II is true.
4) If neither conclusion I nor II is true.
5) If both conclusion I and II are true.

Directions (Q. 21-25): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

In a certain code language 'oil prices go down' is written as 'np gd pt nj', 'prices of oil in India' is written as 'mp pt lk gd rj','how to go India' is written as 'lk np gt ta', 'oil in market' is written as 'pt mt kp'.

21. What is the code for 'market'?

1) pt
2) kp
3) lk
4) mp
5) Other than given options

22. What does the code 'gt' stand for?

1) to
2) India
3) Either 1) or 5)
4) go
5) how

23. What is the code for 'down'?

1) gd
2) np
3) nj
4) lk
5) pt

24. If 'oil in international market' is written as 'pt tec mp kp' then what may be the code for 'international player'?

1) mp nj
2) tec lk
3) nt tec
4) tec pt
5) Cannot be determined

25. What does the code 'gt pic lk' may stand for?

1) to come India
2) how to come
3) in Indian market
4) Cannot be determined
5) how to go

Directions (Q. 26-28) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Ashok starts from point T, which is 6m to the west of point B. From point T, he walks 10m to the south, takes a left turn and then walks for 3 m. He then takes a right turn, walk for 4 m and stops at point N. Abhay starts from point K, which is 5 m to the north of B. He walks to the east of K for 3 m. He then turns right and walks 15 m to reach at point P then he turns towards right and walks 3 m to reach finally at point D.

26. What is the total distance between B and D

1) 15 m
2) 5 m
3) 3 m
4) 10 m
5) 4 m

27. Abhay is in which direction of its final destination with respect to Ashok's final destination?

1) North-West
2) South- East
3) North- East
4) South- West
5) North

28. Point P is in which direction with respect to T?

1) South- East
2) East
3) South- West
4) North- East
5) North- West

Directions (29–30): Study the following information carefully and answer the question that follow.

Statement: Government of India has recently launched 'Start up India' to promote bank financing for start ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation.

29. Which of the following has been assumed in the above statement?

1) This is to attract foreigners to invest in India.
2) The main purpose of this scheme is to create jobs for the youths only.
3) Only banks will manage financial problem.
4) More people will get job.
5) Other than given options

30. Which of the following may be the impact of launching such scheme?

1) Now starting business in India will become easy.
2) Now anyone can do his/her job as he/she wants.
3) Now job seekers will become job creators.
4) All 1), 2) and 3)
5) Only 1) and 3)

:: Quantitative Aptitude ::

Directions (Q. 31–35): What value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following number series?

31. 29, 31, 37, 49, 69, ?

1) 96
2) 79
3) 99
4) 94
5) 89

32. 35, ?, 58, 92, 153, 250

1) 47
2) 42
3) 45
4) 49
5) 52

33. 139, 140, ?, 159, 95, 220

1) 138
2) 136
3) 135
4) 142
5) 132

34. 71, 94, 140, ?, 416, 784

1) 232
2) 236
3) 234
4) 220
5) 228

35. 48, ?, 25, 34.5, 73, 177.5

1) 21
2) 24
3) 18
4) 23
5) 20

36. A and B are two alloys of gold and copper prepared by mixing metals in the ratio of 8 : 5 and 9 : 17 respectively. If equal quantities of the alloys are melted to form a third alloy C, then find the ratio of gold and copper in the alloy C.

1) 24 : 25
2) 25 : 26
3) 27 : 29
4) 25 : 27
5) Other than given options

Directions (Q.37-41): What approximate value should come in the place of question mark (?) in the following questions?

37. 18.03 + 144.08 ÷ 23.89 + ? = 40.95 × 22.01

1) 878
2) 808
3) 898
4) 928
5) 908

1) 441
2) 196
3) 256
4) 361
5) 324

1) 4084
2) 4194
3) 5824
4) 4294
5) 4894

40. 158.20 × 12.9 + 13.9 × 59.04 = ? – 24.9 × 14.01

1) 2940
2) 3230
3) 3940
4) 3680
5) 3730

41. ? % of (6432.9/ 7.001 × 42.05) = 19299

1) 75
2) 65
3) 40
4) 50
5) 35

42. A hemispherical bowl of internal radius 12 cm contains liquid. This liquid is to be filled into cylindrical shaped small bottles of diameter 6 cm and height 8 cm. How many bottles will be needed to empty the bowl?

1) 18
2) 8
3) 16
4) Other than given option
5) 9

43. 30 men take 24 days of 8 hours each to do a piece of work. How many days of 6 hours each would 36 women take, if 3 women do as much work as 2 men can do?

1) 42
2) 36
3) 32
4) 40
5) 48

44. A grocer has 100 kg of pulse. He sells a part of it at 12% profit and rest at 22% profit. He gains 15.5% on the whole. Find the quantity of pulses sold at 22% profit.

1) 68 kg
2) 65 kg
3) 36 kg
4) 45 kg
5) 35 kg

45. Thirteen years hence a man will be five times as he was thirteen years ago. His present age is:

1) 39/2 years
2) 19 years
3) 18 years
4) 17 years
5) 37/2 years

Directions (Q.46-50) : Study the following bar graph carefully to answer the following questions given below.

The bar graph below represents the production of paper (in lakh tonnes) in three different years by six different companies.

46. What is the approximate difference between the average production (in lakh tonnes) of paper of the six companies in the year 2014 and the average production of the same companies in the year 2013?

1) 16
2) Other than given options
3) 10
4) 7
5) 14

47. Which of the following companies has recorded the maximum percentage increase/decrease in the production of paper in 2015 as compared to the production of paper in 2013?

1) C4
2) C6
3) Other than given options
4) C3 5) C5

48. Production of company C3 in 2014 and production of company C6 in 2013 together is approximately what percentage of the production of company C4 in the year 2014 and 2015 together?

1) 60.6%
2) 69.4%
3) 62.6%
4) Other than given options
5) 58.6%

49. In which of the following companies, the total production of paper in all the three years together is the second highest?

1) C2
2) C6
3) C5
4) C3
5) C4

50. Find the approximate average production of paper (in lakh tonnes) of the six companies together in the year 2015.

1) 76
2) 70
3) 72
4) Other than given options
5) 68

Directions (Q.51-55) : Study the following table carefully and answer the following questions.

The table shows the percentage of marks obtained by five students in six different subjects.

51. The marks obtained by Rishi in Economics is approximately what percent of the marks obtained by him in German?

1) 64%
2) Other than given options
3) 63%
4) 67%
5) 61%

52. What is the total mark obtained by Naman in all the subjects?

1) 516
2) 526
3) 529
4) Other than given options
5) 536

53. What is the overall percentage of marks obtained by Aditya?

1) 75%
2) Other than given options
3) 72%
4) 70%
5) 74%

54. What is the average marks obtained all the students in Accounts?

1) 86
2) 78
3) 81
4) 84
5) Other than given options

55. What is the difference between the total marks obtained by Ishan in Business studies, German and Maths and that of the marks obtained by Anu in the same subjects?

1) 5
2) 4
3) 6
4) 7
5) 8

Directions (Q. 56–60): Each of the questions given below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read both the statements and give answer:

1) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
2) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
3) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
4) If the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

56. What is the height of a circular cone?

I. The area of that cone is equal to the area of a rectangle whose length is 66 cm.
II. The area of the base of that cone is 308 sq. cm.

57. If the area of rectangle is equal to the area of a circle. What is the length of the rectangle?

I. The breadth of the rectangle is equal to the radius of the circle.
II. The perimeter of circle is 14 cm less than the perimeter of rectangle.

58. What is the rate of compound interest?

I. The principal was invested for 8 years.
II. The earned interest was ` 4473.

59. A train crosses a pole is 20 seconds. What is the length of the train?

I. The train crosses another train running in opposite directions with a speed of 84 km/hr in 24 seconds.
II. The speed of the train is 126 km/hr.

60. P and Q started a business jointly. What is P's share in the annual profit of ` 12870?

I. Q's investment is 28/2 % more than P's investment.
II. P invested ` 11000 in the business.

:: General Awareness and Current Affairs ::

61. Which of the following is not a Main Function of RBI?

1) Monetary authority
2) Bankers to Banks
3) Issuer of currency
4) Manager of foreign exchange
5) To decide Base Rate

62. What does CRAR stand for?

1) Credit to Risk (weighted) Asset Ratio
2) Capital to Risk (weighted) Asset Return
3) Credit to Risk (weighted) Asset Reconstruction
4) Capital to Risk (weighted) Asset Ratio
5) Other than given options

63. What is the minimum pay per month for central government employees recommended by the 7th central pay commission?

1) ` 16500
2) ` 17500
3) ` 18000
4) ` 18500
5) ` 22500

64. According to Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2015, the bonds bear interest at the rate of _____ (fixed rate) per annum on the amount of initial investment.

1) 4.4%
2) 4.2%
3) 4.0%
4) 2.75%
5) 2.4%

65. Under Civil Nuclear Pact, ______ will be the first country to buy Australian uranium without being a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

1) India
2) China
3) Pakistan
4) UK
5) Afghanistan

66. If a cheque bears a date which is yet to come then it is known as _____.

1) Ante- Dated Cheque
2) Post-Dated Cheque
3) Order Cheque
4) Truncated Cheque
5) Bearer Cheque

67. Where is the Headquarter of 'National Insurance Company Limited' (NICL)?

1) Chennai
2) Lucknow
3) Mumbai
4) Kolkata
5) New- Delhi

68. High level committee to suggest steps to sort out taxation problem being faced by the trade and industry is headed by–

1) Ashok Lahiri
2) R V Easwar
3) Anil Baijal
4) Dr. T K Viswanathan
5) Prof Ashok Misra

69. Recently, as announced by RBI, National Pension System (NPS) will act as an investment option for NRIs under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), ______.

1) 2000
2) 1999
3) 1982
4) 2013
5) 2015

70. Who among the following has been recently appointed as an Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

1) Sherif Ismail
2) Yusuf Hamied
3) Swati Dandekar
4) Jagdeep Grewal
5) James Staley

71. What is the rank of India in 'Freedom on the internet' 2015 report?

1) 85th
2) 30th
3) 65th
4) 81st
5) 45th

72. Recently the Sports Ministry announced the setting up a ______ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

1) National Archery Academy 2) National Wrestling Academy
3) National Hockey Academy 4) National Chess Academy 5) Other than given options

73. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated country's first Solar Powered district court in which state?

1) Bihar
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Delhi
4) West Bengal
5) Jharkhand

74. The Insurance Repository in India is a database of insurance policies, which of the following is the Insurance Repository in India?

1) SHCIL Projects Limited
2) NSDL Database Management Limited
3) Central Insurance Repository Limited
4) Karvy Insurance Repository Limited
5) All of the above

75. Recently International Summit on Energy Efficient Technologies in Railways'' took place in

1) Visakhapatnam
2) Beijing
3) Hanoi
4) New Delhi
5) Kolkata

76. The Book 'The Brothers Bihari' is authored by–

1) Vikram Seth
2) Sankarshan Thakur
3) Maithili Rao
4) Santosh Rao
5) Viral Shah

77. 'Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award' has been won by–

1) A R Rehman
2) Prashant Damle
3) Raif Badawi
4) Amit Verma
5) Shashi Kapoor

78. Recently which country has announced to abandon its three decades-longone child policy and changed it to two-child policy?

1) Pakistan
2) U.S
3) Sri-Lanka
4) China
5) Bangladesh

79. 'Yitzhak Navon', who died recently was a–

1) Former Israeli President
2) Hollywood comedian
3) Labour economist
4) Egyptian writer
5) Former British Finance Minister

80. What is the tagline of Tata AIA life Insurance Company Limited?

1) Karo zyada ka Iraada
2) Ek shagun zindagi ke naam
3) You click, we cover
4) Zimmedari ka humsafer
5) Faidey ka Insurance

81. Total foreign investment, both direct and indirect in Indian insurance companies cannot exceed the limit of_____.

1) 95%
2) 51%
3) 49%
4) 74%
5) 26%

82. Mission Abaas, an urban housing mission to provide affordable houses to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) has been launched by which state government?

1) Delhi
2) Haryana
3) Punjab
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Odisha

83. Where is the capital of 'Bahrain'?

1) Muscat
2) Nicosia
3) Manama
4) Kampala
5) Riyadh

84. Recently which insurance company has tied up with Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB) for sale of its products through 431 branches of the Bank?

1) Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Limited
2) Oriental Insurance Company Limited
3) Max Bupa Health Insurance
4) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
5) Other than given options

85. Who among the following is the current chairperson of NABARD?

1) S K Roy
2) N K Maini
3) T M Bhasin
4) Deepak Kumar
5) Harsha Kumar Bhanwala

86. What is the currency of 'Poland'?

1) Lev
2) Zloty
3) Euro
4) Guarani
5) Nuevo sol

87. The International Day for the Abolition of slavery was observed globally on which day?

1) 2 December
2) 16 December
3) 11 January
4) 13 December
5) 31 December

88. The Priority Sector Lending (PSL) target was increased to 75% of total outstanding from the existing _____ for Regional Rural Banks by RBI.

1) 50%
2) 55%
3) 60%
4) 70%
5) Other than given options

89. In commercial paper, amount invested by a single investor should not be less than how much rupees (face value)?

1) 15 lakh
2) 25 lakh
3) 3 lakh
4) 5 lakh
5) 6 lakh

90. Who among the following has won the Monaco Grand Prix 2015?

1) Sebastian Vettel
2) Lewis Hamilton
3) Nico Rosberg
4) Kimi Raikkonen
5) Daniel Ricciardo

:: Computer Knowledge ::

91. A Pre-established format for a document, stored in a computer is called–

1) Smiley
2) Draft
3) Dictionary
4) Template
5) Thread

92. ______ is a set of characters that helps, windows understand what kind of information is in a file and what program should open it.

1) URL
2) Bookmark
3) Extension
4) Domain
5) Other than given options

93. What is called a frame that permits users to view messages they have received or documents they are working on?

1) Icon
2) Tag
3) Logo
4) File
5) Window

94. A step-by-step procedure designed to solve a problem or achieve an objective in a program, is called–

1) Syntax
2) Application
3) Algorithm
4) Archive
5) Other than given options

95. ______will delete any file or other object without throwing it into the Recycle Bin in windows 95 and later.

1) Alt + Delete
2) Shift + Delete
3) Ctrl + Delete
4) Alt + ESC + Delete
5) Both 2 and 4

96. Which command is used to relay the IP address that your computer is currently using?

1) DispIP
2) Netstat
3) Ipconfig
4) Configping
5) PingIp

97. The component of a computer into which a disk is inserted so that it can be read or written on–

1) Hard drive
2) Flash drive
3) USB
4) Disk drive
5) Peripherals

98. ______ is a special character that indicates where the next typed character will appear on the display screen.

1) Beam
2) Icon
3) Cursor
4) Arrow
5) Blinker

99. Which of the following is not an input device?

1) Microphone
2) Joystick
3) Keyboard
4) Light Pen
5) Other than given options

100.What does 'T' stand for in 'DAT'?

1) Terminal
2) Tube
3) Tape
4) Text
5) Transfer

101. PageMaker is an example of–

1) Application software
2) System software
3) Processing device
4) Operating system
5) Output device

102.Who among the following is called father of computer?

1) Marconi
2) Thomas Edison
3) Alan Turing
4) Charles Babbage
5) Aryabhatt

103. _______ is the process to transfer information from a client computer to a host computer.

1) Downloading
2) Uploading
3) Linking
4) Rooting
5) Sorting

104.Which function keys displays the spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected Range in EXCEL?

1) F2
2) F3
3) F4
4) F5
5) F7

105. A technique that permits stored information to be directly retrieved, regardless of its location on the storage medium is called–

1) Random Access
2) Sequential Access
3) Part Access
4) All of the above
5) Other than given options

106. The storage area of an email account, called–

1) Hyperlink
2) Attachment
3) Bookmark
4) Mailbox
5) Trash

107. What is the called the main directory of a file?

1) Sub directory
2) Chain directory
3) Network directory
4) Root directory
5) Other than given options

108. ______ is just the collection of networks that can be joined together.

1) Intranet
2) Internet
3) Extranet
4) Rediffmail
5) Other than given options

109. What does 'AVI' stand for?

1) Audio Video Interleaved
2) Audio Video Interconnection
3) Audio Video Interrelationship
4) Adoptive Video Interchange
5) Advanced Video Interfaces

110. Which menu is selected to print in a document?

1) Help
2) Window
3) View
4) File
5) Edit

111. ______ is the process to start a computer and load the operating system to prepare the computer to execute an application.

1) Post
2) Booting
3) Log In
4) Hibernation
5) RAM test

112. A pathway along which electronics signal travel between the components of a computer system is–

1) Ring
2) Star
3) Bus
4) Mesh
5) Other than given options

113. What is called a storage area on a disk used to organize files?

1) Document
2) Folder
3) Desktop
4) Drive
5) Tool

114. A command used in a graphical user interface (GUI) that reduces a window to an icon or a lable, usually at the bottom of a desktop is–

1) Thumbnail
2) Logo
3) Minimize
4) Maximize
5) Compress

115. _____ Programs control the disk drives, the keyboard, and the display screen, and they handle start-up operations.

1) Protocol
2) Binary
3) Linux
5) Other than given options

116. The American standard code for information interchange is a standard ______ bit code that represents 128 characters.

1) 16
2) 8
3) 5
4) 7
5) 10

117. Which Octal number is represented as 101 in binary system?

1) 5
2) 6
3) 4
4) 7
5) 3

118. 'JSP' Stand for –

1) Java Script Page
2) Java Server Page
3) Java Sheet Page
4) Java Source Page
5) Java Secure Page

119. _______ is a security system usually consisting of hardware and software that prevents unauthorized persons from accessing certain parts of a program, or networks.

1) Firewall
2) Spyware
3) Anti Virus
4) All of the above
5) Other than given options

120. Which shortcut keys is used to undo the last action in Microsoft Word?

1) Ctrl + U
2) Ctrl + T
3) Ctrl + Z
4) Ctrl + W
5) Ctrl + Y

:: English Language ::

Directions (Q. 121–125) : Rearrange the following Six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) Two of these factors are troubling for India’s universities and for prospects for the high-tech economy.
(B) In the social sciences and humanities, there are a small number of respectable departments, but absolutely none that are considered by international experts as in the top class of academic programmes.
(C) But the numbers of students who can be served by these schools is quite limited.
(D) When bright students look around India for a place to study for an advanced degree, they find few top-quality programmes.
(E) There are, no doubt, many reasons why Indians are choosing to study abroad.
(F) In the hard sciences, biotechnology, and related fields, the situation is more favourable with a few institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and some others, despite limited acknowledgement from abroad, being internationally competitive by most measures.

121.Which of the following would be the 'SECOND' sentence after rearrangement?

1) B
2) E
3) C
4) A
5) D

122.Which of the following would be the 'LAST (SIXTH)' sentence after rearrangement?

1) E
2) A
3) C
4) D
5) F

123.Which of the following would be the 'FIRST' sentence after rearrangement?

1) B
2) C
3) E
4) D
5) A

124.Which of the following would be the 'FOURTH' sentence after rearrangement?

1) A
2) B
3) E
4) F
5) D

125.Which of the following would be the 'THIRD' sentence after rearrangement?

1) C
2) A
3) E
4) B
5) D

Directions (Q. 126–135): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Prime Minister has unveiled a slew of measures to help start-ups in the country, even while mocking the tendency over the last 60 years for governments to make things difficult for business by seeking to do things for them, the irony obliterated by his effusive enthusiasm. The prime minister did well to disabuse the notion that start-ups are all about information technology and millions of dollars of investment. Any new venture that will create employment and meet some unmet demand of society or meet a met demand more efficiently is a start-up, he pointed out. This is most welcome and a needed corrective to a tendency to conflate start-ups with some form of e-commerce.

Some of the schemes announced for start-ups are redundant, some predicated on the government sloughing off its tortoise-like pace and agility and acquiring the speed and nimbleness of a hare. Venture investors have welcomed the capital gains tax exemption for them. If they stay invested till an initial public offering and listing, they can exit tax-free even now. The fact is that further tax freebies would have a marginal impact on luring venture funds. The world is awash in cheap liquidity and India does not need tax breaks to attract capital here — ask Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, who announced his intention to invest $10 billion in India long before anyone thought up tax breaks for start-up investors. Since capital is not a constraint for the venture industry, it is entirely possible that additional government borrowing of `10,000 crore would better help startups by being invested in better education than in a PSU venture fund.

The move to include start-ups in the ambit of public procurement is sound. What is crucial, however, is not start-up specific policy but the overall ease of doing business. Increase urban land supply to reduce rentals, reform the power sector so that continuous power supply is available in Tier 2 towns, expand healthcare and education, and extend the reach of formal finance, so that new enterprises may thrive, whatever they are called.

126. Which of the following is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word 'obliterated' as used in the passage?

1) Destroyed
2) Established
3) Described
4) Created

127. Which of the following correctly explains the phase “government sloughing off its tortoise like pace”?

1) The Government is gradually gaining confidence.
2) The Government is gradually lacking agility.
3) The Government is speeding up all possible support to its initiative.
4) All of the above
5) The Government is not working properly.

128. Which of the following is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word 'notion' as used in the passage?

1) Apprehension
2) Concept
3) Image
4) Misunderstanding

129. What can be the suitable title of the above passage?

1) Growing start-up culture in India
2) Start-ups in India, Loss or Profit
3) Investment culture in India
4) Investments and Start-ups
5) A new measure of business

130. What is the definition of start-ups in the context of the passage?

1) An innovative idea that leads to the generation of the employment
2) A venture that meets a special demand of HNI
3) An idea that is still on papers and hasn’t been materialised yet
4) All of the above
5) Only 1) and 2)

131. What are the crucial factors responsible for the growth of start-ups in the context of the passage?

1) Investments
2) Technical know-how and other skills
3) Tax exemption at the initial stage
4) Only 2) and 3)
5) All 1), 2) and 3)

132. What does the author mean by “The world is awash in cheap liquidity and India does not need tax breaks to attract capital”?

1) The government does not need reforming of tax in order to gain investment.
2) The world is full of investments.
3) There is recession in every country.
4) All of the above
5) Both 1) and 2)

133. Which of the following statement is TRUE in the context of the passage?

A) Start-ups are all about information technology.
B) The government needs only millions of dollars of investment to launch start-up.
C) Start-ups are all about earning large revenues.

1) Both A) and B)
2) Only A)
3) Only C)
4) All of the given options
5) Other than the given options

134. According to the passage, what should be done to develop ease of doing business?

1) Expanding the availability of affordable land.
2) Structural reforms of India's power sector.
3) Creating healthcare and education facilities.
4) All of the above
5) Other than the given options

135. Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word ‘ambit’ as used in the passage?

1) Extent
2) Extreme
3) Limitation
4) Nimbleness
5) Margin

Directions (Q. 136–140): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

136. The proposal has to be______ by the central board of trustees______ the finance ministry notifies it.

1) endorsed, before
2) encountered, within
3) touched, until
4) review, after
5) view, later

137. If they ______ be directed to sell in the domestic market only, India could switch _______ to norms.

1) must, in
2) could, over
3) to, along
4) shall, behind
5) would, in

138. The project will ______ramp up the number of cycle stands in the city, ______ look at providing cycle tracks for safer and faster transportation in the next phase.

1) be, also
2) hence, for
3) as, if
4) not only, but also
5) not, but

139. The ______ students and teachers in campus are, however, ________ aware of it.

1) more, not
2) many, even
3) majority of, not even
4) some, yet even
5) minority of, so far

140. The children of _____ will find it difficult _____ admission in the school in the coming academic year.

1) general public, to get
2) normal public, to have
3) general people, to got
4) common people, to find
5) common public, to apply

Directions (Q. 141–145): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error' the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

141. The Supreme Court said 1)/that it would 2)/do his best to 3)/reduce pollution. 4)/ No error 5)

142. Police sources said 64,000 1)/personnel were originally 2)/sought as no recruitment 3)/had taken place in 10 years. 4)/ No error 5)

143. Most of the student 1)/also said 2)/they would 3)/take public transport. 4)/ No error 5)

144. The man’s death 1)/turn out 2)/to be 3)/a suicide attempt. 4)/ No error 5)

145. Challenging of the order 1)/ he submitted 2)/that the school was 3)/run by a private society. 4)/ No error 5)

Directions (Q. 146–150): In each sentence below, a word/ group of words has been printed in bold. From the five answer choices given below each sentence, pick out the one which can substitute the bold word/group of words correctly, without changing the meaning of the sentence.

146. If the proposal gone through it will be the highest return on the provident fund.

1) gone
2) go through
3) went through
4) goes through
5) No correction required

147. A mega auction of mobile airwaves may be around the edge with telecom regulator TRAI.

1) around the file
2) around the corner
3) round the point
4) around the point
5) No correction required

148. What has finally be sanctioned is almost a fourth of the revised demand.

1) have finally been
2) has finally been
3) have finally
4) has final
5) No correction required

149. But by not major technology boost, the modest expansion would leave the force facing a manpower crunch.

1) But within no major technology boosted
2) But it no major technology boosting
3) But with never majority technology boost
4) But with no major technology boost
5) No correction required

150. A small network with stations located for apart, are some other drawbacks.

1) located far part
2) locate far apart
3) located far apart
4) locate afar apart
5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 151– 160): In the following passage some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

Mobile operators are (151) to have differential tariffs for (152) kinds of data (153) telecom networks, a move opposed by internet service providers and consumer group. (154) an open house session called (155) telecom regulator TRAI (156) the issue, companies such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular said there was a need to have a different pricing mechanism for various kinds of data as the Indian telecom industry matures (157). The move (158) supported by various telecom associations in (159) to TRAI’s consultation paper on differential tariffs. Trai will come out with its recommendations on the subject (160).


1) making
2) seeking
3) taking
4) getting
5) seeing


1) various
2) sufficient
3) numerous
4) large
5) diverse


1) in
2) aside
3) over
4) above
5) behind


1) With
2) On
3) At
4) Of
5) For


1) among
2) along
3) between
4) in
5) by


1) to discuss
2) to share
3) to express
4) to convey
5) to instruct


1) further
2) rather
3) forever
4) however
5) howsoever


1) be
2) been
3) have been
4) has been
5) because


1) his views
2) its view
3) its views
4) their view
5) their views


1) ago
2) earlier
3) soon
4) former
5) ever

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