1) Arithmetic and reasoning skills : 30 questions 40 mins
2) Verbal English grammar & comprehension) : 40 questions 30 mins
Arithmetic:
Q1. There is a merrygoround race going
on.One person says, 1/3 of those in front of me and 3/4 of those behind me,
give the total number of children in the race. Then the number of children
took part in the race? (repeated from previous papers)
ANS: 13
Explanation:
Assume there are x participants in the race.In a round race,no: of participants in front of a person will be x1 an that behind him will b x1.
i.e, 1/3(x1) + 3/4(x1) = x ; solving x = 13.
Q2. In an Island the natives lie and visitors speak truth. A man wants to know
whether a salesman beside him in a bar is a native or visitor. He asked him
to ask a woman beside him whether she is a native or visitor. He replied she
says she is a visitor. Then he knew that the salesman is a native or visitor.
salesman is in which category , native or visitor?
ANS: Native
[ Draw table and see ]
Q3. A man fixed an appointment to meet the manager, Manager asked him to come
two days after the day before the day after tomorrow. Today is Friday. When
will the manager expect him? (repeated from previous papers)
ANS: Monday
[Dont confuse it with Tuesday.the correct answer is Monday]
Q4. A man said he spent 1/6 of his as a child, 1/12 as salesman in a liquor
shop, 1/7 and 5 years as a politician and a good husband respectively. At
that time Jim was born. Jim was elected as Alderman four years back.when he
was half of his age. What is his age? (repeated from previous papers)
ANS: 84 years
Explanation: Assume that he lived x years. X/6 + x/12 + x/7 + 5 + 4 + x/2 = x. Solving x=
84, Same as Question in Shakundala Devi book.
Q5. Jack,Doug and Ann, 3 children had a running race while returning from
school.Mom asked who won the race. Then Jack replied I wont tell u.I wil give
u a clue,When Ann takes 28 steps Doug takes 24 steps, meantime I take 21
steps. Jack explained that his 6 steps equals Drougs 7 steps and Anns 8
steps. Who won the race? (repeated from previous papers)
ANS: Doug
Explanation: Ann steps = 8,16,24,28  finished by 3 & half full steps
Doug steps=7,14,21,24  finished before 3 & half full steps
Jack steps= 6,12,18,21  finished by 3 & half full steps
So Doug won the race.
Q6. Every day a cyclist meets a car at the station.The road is straight and
both are travelling in the same direction. The cyclist travels with a speed
of 12 mph.One day the cyclist comes late by 20 min. and meets the car 5miles
before the Station. What is the speed of the car?
ANS: 60 mph
Explanation: Very similar to Shakuntala Devi puzzles to puzzle you problem number 38.
Q7. A lady goes for shopping. She bought some shoestrings. 4 times the number
of shoestrings, she bought pins and 8 times, handkerchiefs. She paid each
item with their count as each pieces cost. She totally spent Rs. 3.24.How
many handkerchiefs did she buy? (repeated from previous papers)
Q8. Complete the series :
a) 3,6,13,26,33,66,____(repeated from previous papers)
b) 364,361,19,16,4,1
ANS: a) 63
Q9. Lucia is a wonderful grandmother. Her age is between 50 and 70.Each of
her sons have as many sons as they have brothers. Their combined number gives
Lucia?s age. What is the age?
ANS: 64
Q10. There are two towers A and B. Their heights are 200ft and 150 ft
respectively and the foot of the towers are 250ft apart. Two birds on top of
each tower fly down with the same speed and meet at the same instant on the
ground to pick a grain. What is the distance between the foot of tower A and
the grain?
ANS: 90 ft
Q11. Grass in lawn grows equally thick and in a uniform rate. It takes 40 days
for 40 cows and 60 days for 30 cows to eat the whole of the grass. How many
days does it take for 20 cows to do the same?
ANS: 120
Q12. Four tourists A,B,C,D and four languages English, German, French and
Italian. They are not able to converse among themselves in one language.
Though A does not know English he can act as an interpreter between B and C.
No one spoke both French and German. A knows German and was able to converse
with D who does not know a word in German. Only one language was spoken by
more than two persons. Each spoke two languages. Find who spoke what.
ANS: A German,Italian
B French,Italian C German,English
D Italian,English
Q13. There is a five digit number. It has two prime digits (1 is not a prime
number). Third digit is the highest. Second digit is the lowest. First digit
is one less than the third digit. The fifth digit is half of the fourth. The
sum of 4th and 5th is less than the first. Find the number.
ANS: 71842
Q14. Four persons A, B, C and D are playing cards. Each person has one card,
laid down on the table below him, which has two different colours on either
side. No card has the same color on both sides. The colours visible on the
table are Red, Green, Red and Blue respectively. They see the color on the
reverse side and give the following comment.
A: Yellow or Green
B: Neither Blue nor Green C: Blue or Yellow
D: Blue or Yellow
Given that out of the 4 people 2 always lie find out the colours on the cards
each person.
ANS: A Yellow
B Yellow
C Green
D Red
Q15. A 1 k.m. long wire is held by n poles. If one pole is removed, the length
of the gap becomes 12/3 m. What is the number of poles initially?
ANS: 6 km
Q16. Find the digits X,Y,Z
X X X X
Y Y Y Y +
Z Z Z Z

Y X X X Z

ANS: X Y Z
9 1 8
Q17. A man starts walking at 3 pm . ha walks at a speed of 4 km/hr on level
ground and at a speed of 3 km/hr on uphill , 6 km/hr downhill and then 4
km/hr on level ground to reach home at 9 pm. What is the distance covered on
one way?
ANS: 12 km
Q18. A grandma has many sons; each son has as many sons as his brothers. What
is her age if it is the product of the number of her sons and grandsons plus number of her sons?(age b/w 70 and 100).
ANS: 81
Q19. An electric wire runs for 1 km b/w some no: of poles. If one pole is
removed the distance b/w each pole increases by 1 2/6 (mixed fraction). How
many poles were there initially?
Q20. There is a church tower 150 feet tall and another catholic tower at a
distance of 350 feet from it which is 200 feet tall. There is one each bird
sitting on top of both the towers. They fly at a constant speed and time to
reach a grain in b/w the towers at the same time. At what distance from the
church is the grain?
ANS: 90
Q21. A person wants to meet a lawyer and as that lawyer is busy he asks him to
come three days after the before day of the day after tomorrow? On which day
the lawyer asks the person to come?
ANS: Thursday
Q22. A person is 80 years old in 490 and only 70 years old in 500 in which
year is he born?
ANS: 470
Q23. A person says that their speed while going to a city was 10mph however
while returning as there is no much traffic they came with a speed of 15 mph. What is their average speed?
ANS: 12 mph
Q24. There is a peculiar island where a man always tells truth and a women
never says two 2 consecutive truth or false statements that is if she says
truth statement then she says false statement next and vice versa. A boy and
girl also goes in the same way. one day i asked a child what are you a boy or a girl however the child replied in their language that i dint understand but the parents knew
my language and one parent replied that kibi is a boy the other one said that no
kibi is a girl, kibi lied.
a: Is kibi a boy or a girl
b: Who answered first mother or father?
ANS: kibi is a girl and mother answered first.
Q25. The boy goes to school reaches railway station at his 1/3 of his
journey& mill at 1/4 of his journey the time taken him to walk between
railway station & mill is 5 mins. Also he reaches railway station at
7.35 am when he started from house& when he reaches school?
ANS: 7:15 to 8.15
Q26. if a person is sitting in a exam having 30 questions (objective type) the
examiner use the formula to calculate the score is S=30+4cw here c is number of correct answer and w is number of wrong answer , the examiner find the
score is more than 80, tell how may questions are correct? If the score is
little less but still more than 80 then you wont be able to answer.
ANS: 16
Q27. If a person having 1000 rs and he want to distribute this to his five
children in the manner that each son having 20 rs more than the younger one,
what will be the share of youngest child?
ANS: 160
Q28. Raju having some coins want to distribute to his 5 son , 5 daughter and
driver in a manner that , he gave fist coin to driver and 1/5 of remaining to
first son he again gave one to driver and 1/5 to 2nd son and so on.... at last he
equally distributed all the coins to 5 daughters. how many coins Raju
initially have?
ANS: 881
Q29. If Ravi binded his book and the binder cut the pages of the book , Ravi
decided to mark the pages by himself own , what he found that number of three appears 61 times find of number of pages answer
ANS: 300
Q30. A painter went in a exhibition to purchases some pictures where
T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z pictures were remaining , he want to buy only five in the
condition on that
if T is there then X should not be there,
if U is there than y should be there
if if v is there then X should be there
Which is the combination the painter can have?
(a) T,U,V,W,Y (b)T,Z,U,W,X
(c)T,X,U,V,W
(d)T,U,Y,W,Z
ANS: (d)
Q31. There are 100 men in town. Out of which 85% were married, 70% have a
phone, 75% own a car, 80% own a house. What is the maximum number of people
who are married, own a phone, own a car and own a house ? ( 3 marks)
ANS: 15%
Q32. There are 10 Red, 10 Blue, 10 Green, 10 Yellow, 10 White balls in a bag.
If you are blindfolded and asked to pick up the balls from the bag, what is
the minimum number of balls required to get a pair of atleast one colour? (
2 Marks)
ANS: 6 balls.
Q33. Triplet who usually wear same kind and size of shoes, namely, Annie,
Danny, Fanny. Once one of them broke a glass in kitchen and their shoe prints
were there on floor of kitchen. When their mother asked who broke Annie said, I did not do it; Fanny said: Danny did it, Danny said: Fanny is lieing;
here two of them are lieing, one is speaking truth. Can you find out who
broke it? (3 Marks)
ANS: Annie
Q34. 4 players were playing a card game. Cards had different colours on both
sides. Neither of cards had same colour on both sides. Colours were 2 Red, 2
Blue, 2 Green, 2 Yellow. Cards were lying in front of each player. Now, each
player knew the colour on other side of his card. They are required to tell
their colour.
Statement given by each of them was :
Annie : Blue or Green
Bobby : Neither Blue nor Green
Cindy : Blue or Yellow
Danny : Blue or Yellow
colours of cards that are visible to all were Red, Blue, Green, Blue in order
of their names. Exactly two of them are telling truth and exactly two of them
are lieing. Can you tell the colour on other face of card for each player ?
(6 Marks)
ANS: Annie : Yellow (Lieing)
Bobby : Yellow (Telling truth)
Cindy : Blue (Telling truth)
Danny : Green (Lieing)
Q35. In a game i won 12 games, each game if i loose i will give u one
chocolate, You have 8 chocolates how many games played.
ANS: 32
Q36. 75 persons Major in physics, 83 major in chemistry, 10 not at major in
these subjects u want to find number of students majoring in both subjects
ANS: 68.
Q37. if A wins in a race against B by 10 mts in a 100 Meter race. If B is
behind of A by 10 mts. Then they start running race, who will won?
ANS: A
Q38. A+B+C+D=D+E+F+G=G+H+I=17 given A=4.Find value of G and H?
ANS: G = 5 E=1
Q39. One guy has Rs. 100/ in hand. He has to buy 100 balls. One football
costs Rs. 15/, One Cricket ball costs Re. 1/ and one table tennis ball costs
Rs. 0.25 He spend the whole Rs. 100/ to buy the balls. How many of each
balls he bought?
ANS: F=3,T=56,C=41
Q40. The distance between Station Atena and Station Barcena is 90 miles. A
train starts from Atena towards Barcena. A bird starts at the same time from
Barcena straight towards the moving train. On reaching the train, it
instantaneously turns back and returns to Barcena. The bird makes these
journeys from Barcena to the train and back to Barcena continuously till the train reaches Barcena.
The bird finally returns to Barcena and rests. Calculate the total distance
in miles the bird travels in the following two cases:
(a) The bird flies at 90 miles per hour and the speed of the train is 60
miles per hour.
(b) the bird flies at 60 miles per hour and the speed of the train is 90
miles per hour
ANS: time of train=1hr.so dist of bird=60*1=60miles
Q41. A tennis championship is played on a knockout basis, i.e., a player is
out of the tournament when he loses a match.
(a) How many players participate in the tournament if 15 matches are totally
played?
(b) How many matches are played in the tournament if 50 players totally
participate?
ANS: (a)16
(b)49
Q42. When I add 4 times my age 4 years from now to 5 times my age 5 years from
now, I get 10 times my current age. How old will I be 3 years from now?
ANS: Age=41 years.
Q43. A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want anybody to
know about them. One day, his wife asked, How many gold coins do we have?
After pausing a moment, he replied, Well! If I divide the coins into two
unequal numbers, then 37 times the difference between the two numbers equals
the difference between the squares of the two numbers. The wife looked
puzzled. Can you help the merchants wife by finding out how many gold R
ANS: 37
Q44. A set of football matches is to be organized in a roundrobin fashion,
i.e., every participating team plays a match against every other team once
and only once. If 21 matches are totally played, how many teams participated?
ANS: 7
Q45. Glenn and Jason each have a collection of cricket balls. Glenn said that
if Jason would give him 2 of his balls they would have an equal number; but,
if Glenn would give Jason 2 of his balls, Jason would have 2 times as many
balls as Glenn. How many balls does Jason have?
ANS: 14
Q46. Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas.
(a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas?
(b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes
ANS:
a) 48 b) 6
Q47. It was vacation time, and so I decided to visit my cousins home. What a
grand time we had!
In the mornings, we both would go for a jog. The evenings were spent on the
tennis court. Tiring as these activities were, we could manage only one per
day, i.e., either we went for a jog or played tennis each day. There were
days when we felt lazy and stayed home all day long. Now, there were 12
mornings when we did nothing, 18 evenings when we stayed at home, and a total
of 14 days when we jogged or played tennis. For how many days did I stay at
my cousins place?
ANS: 22 days
Q48. A 31 x 31 square metal plate needs to be fixed by a carpenter on to a
wooden board. The carpenter uses nails all along the edges of the square such
that there are 32 nails on each side of the square. Each nail is at the same
distance from the neighboring nails. How many nails does the carpenter use?
ANS: 124
