# Sierra Atlantic Written Test 13th June 2007

Posted on :12-04-2016

ARITHMETIC ABILITY:

Q1. 4 Childrens A, B, C, D divided a bag of sweets. A takes 1/3 of them, B 2/5th of the remaining and the rest is equally shared between C&D. What fraction of the sweets that C & D get?

a) 1/4
b) 1/5
c) 1/6
d) 1/17

SOL:

As share = 1/3, remainder = 1 - 1/3 = 2/3
Bs share = 2/5 of 2/3 = 4/15 rest = 2/3 - 4/15 = 2/5
Cs share = Ds share = 1/2 of 2/5 = 1/5.

Q2. Rohit spends 40% of salary on food, 20% on house rent, 10% on entertainment, 10% on conveyance. Saving end of month is 1500. Find his monthly salary?

ANS: 7500

Q3. The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 kgs another man D joined the group and the average now becomes 80. If another man E whose weight is 3 kgs more than that of D replaces A then the average weight of B,  C, D, E becomes 79 kgs. The weight of A is?

a) 70 kgs
b) 72 kgs
c) 75 kgs
d) 80 kgs

ANS:  c) 75 kgs

Q4. A bird shooter was asked how many birds he had in the bag, he replied that there were all sparrows but six, all pigeons but six, all ducks but six. How many birds had he in all?

SOL:

There were all sparrows but six means that 6 birds were not all sparrows but only pigeons and ducks. Similarly, number of sparrows plus number of ducks equal to six and number of sparrows plus number of ducks equal to six. This is possible when there are 3 sparrows, 3 pigeons, 3 ducks. i.e. 9 birds in all.

Q5. 12 men working 8 hrs per day complete piece of work in 10 days. To complete the same work in 8 days, working 15 hrs a day, the number of men required is?

SOL:

Let required number of men = x
8* 15 * x = 10 * 12 * 8
x = 8

Q6. A Student was asked to find the value of 3/8th of sum of money. The student made a mistake by dividing the sum by 3/8 and thus got an answer which exceed the correct answer by 55 the correct answer was?

a) 9
b) 18
c) 24
d) 64

SOL:

8/3x - 3/8x = 55
X = 24

Q7. In profit and loss question like find gain% or loss% like
If the cost price of 11 articles is equal to s.p of 10 articles, what is profit/loss percent?

ANS: 10% profit

Q8. 7^7^7 = -----

Q9. In calendars like Friday, Saturday, Sunday comes 4 times in the month of June, then what is the day of next month of 20th?

ENGLISH TEST:

Q10. Synonyms - 5

Q11. Antonyms - 10

Q12. Analogies - 4

Q13. Fill the blanks with the appropriate word - 6

Q14. Choose the most logical order of sentences, from among the 4 given choices, to construct paragraph:

A. This was where he went wrong
B. Mr. Naville, on the other hand, was slowly and steadily gathering support among the dissenters.
C. Mr. Sarati thought that all the upheaval against him was only a storm in a tea cup.
D. Mr. Sarathi was totally taken by surprise.

a) CABD
b) DABC
d) BDAC

Q15. First and last sentence is given correct and in middle sentences are in wrong order we have to keep them in correct order.

Q16. Correction of the sentences.

TECHNICAL TEST:

Q17. What is the use of virtual destructor?

Q18. What is the use of virtual function?

Q19. What is the difference between malloc and calloc?

Q20. What is the use of macro?

ANS: To replace code with other.

Q21. Some questions on packages, most questions on threads.

Q22. 1 question on scop resolution operator.

Q23. Some questions on local and global variables.

Q24. What is the use of constant keyword before pointer variable?

Q25. What is the output of the following program?

main()
{
const  *p;
printf (%d%d, ++p, ++(*p));
}

Q26. What is the output of the following program?

main()
{
int i =10, j=11;
printf(%d  %d, i++, i++);
}

ANS: 12  11

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