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Tata-ELXSI Quantitative and Verbal Ability
Posted on :20-02-2016
Section 1: Quantitative Ability - (20 questions, 30 minutes)
Q1. Pipe A can fill a tank in 45 hours and pipe B can empty it in 36 hours. If both the pipes are opened in the empty tank, in how many hours will it be full?
1] 812] 93] 404] never
Q2. If 20 men working 7 hours a day can do a piece of work in 10 days, in how many days will 15 men working for 8 hours a day do the same piece of work?
1] 15.24 days2] 11.67 days3] 6.56 days4] 4.2 days
Q3. Two cars left points A and B simultaneously, travelling towards each other. 9 hours after their meeting, the car travelling from A arrived at B, and 16 hours after their meeting, the car travelling from B arrived at A. How many hours did it take the slower car to cover the whole distance?
1] 36 hours2] 21 hours3] 25 hours4] 28 hours
Q4. A bartender stole champagne from a bottle that contained 50% of spirit and he replaced what he had stolen with champagne having 20% spirit. The bottle then contained only 25% spirit. How much of the bottle did he steal?
1] 80%2] 83.33%3] 85.71%4] 88.88%
Q5. A mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 5: 1. On adding 5 liters of water, the ratio of milk to water becomes 5: 2. The quantity of milk in the mixture is:
1] 16 liters2] 25 liters3] 32.5 liters4] 22.75 liters
Q6. What will be the last digit of 932436?
1]12] 33] 74] 9
Q7. Two trains A and B start simultaneously in the opposite direction from two points A and B and arrive at their destinations 9 and 4 hours respectively after their meeting each other. At what rate does the second train B travel if the first train travels at 80 km per hour?
1] 60 km/h2] 100 km/h3] 120 km/h4] None of these
Q8. A fair coin is tossed 4 times in succession. What is the probability that we get two heads and two tails?
1] 1/22] 7/323] 3/164] 5/16
Q9. Four numbers in the ratio 1: 3: 4: 7 add up to give a sum of 105. Find the value of the biggest number.
1] 422] 353] 494] 63
Q10. A shopkeeper bought 240 chocolates at Rs. 9 per dozen. If he sold all of them at Re. 1 each, what was his profit per cent?
1] 66 (1/6)%2] 33 (1/3) %3] 24 %4] 27%
Q11. What is the time taken by Chandu to cover a distance of 360 km by a motorcycle moving at a speed of 10 m/s?
1] 10 h2] 5 h3] 8 h4] 6 h
Q12. Ten years ago A was half of B in age. If the ratio of their present ages of A and B is 1.5, what is the present age of B?
1] 8 years2] 20 years3] 12 years4] 45 days
Q13. If Rs. 516 are divided among A and B, so that A receives 25% more than B and B receives 25% less than C, then Cs share is:
1] Rs. 1442] Rs. 1803] Rs. 1924] Rs. 204
Q14. A and B can complete a task in 30 days when working together. After A and B have been working together for 10 days, B is called away and A, all by himself completes the task in the next 28 days. Had A been working alone, the number of days taken by him to complete the task would have been:
1] 422] 44.213] 47.274] 52.64
Q15. A merchant has 50 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 18% profit is:
1] 20 kg2] 30 kg3] 15 kg4] 35 kg
Q16. In what time will Rs. 500 give Rs. 50 as interest at the rate of 5% per annum simple interest?
1] 2 years2] 5 years3] 3 years4] 4 years
Q17. The sum of the ages of a father and son is 45 years. Five years ago the product of their ages was 4 times the fathers age at that time. The present ages of the father and son respectively are:
1] 25 years, 10 years2] 36 years, 9 years3] 39 years, 6 years4] None of these
Q18. In a bag, there are 150 coins of Rs. 1, 50 p and 25 p denominations. If the total value of coins is Rs. 150, then find how many rupees can be constituted by 50 p coins.
1] 162] 203] 284] None of these
Q19. A make an article for Rs. 120 and sells it to B at a profit of 25%. B sells it to C who sells it for Rs. 198, making a profit of 10%. What profit percent did B make?
1] 25%2] 20%3] 16.66%4] 15%
Q20. A sum of Rs. 2500 is lent out in two parts, one at 12% and another one at 10%. If the total annual income is Rs. 256, the money lent at 12% is
1] 1252] 2003] 2504] 300
Section 2: Logical Reasoning (20 questions in 20 minutes)
Directions for Questions 21 to 25:
Below is given a figure with four intersecting circles, each representing a group of persons having the quality written against it. Study the figure carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Q21. People who are not hard working, intelligent and truthful are represented by
1] G2] H3] K4] L
Q22. The region which represents the people who are intelligent, honest and truthful but not hard working is denoted by
1] E2] F3] H4] I
Q23. People who are not honest and truthful but are hard working and intelligent both, are represented by
1] E2] B3] M4] I
Q24. The region which represents people who are not honest but possess all other three qualities, is denoted by
1] B2] D3] F4] I
Q25. The people possessing all the qualities are represented by
1] I2] H3] F4] E
Directions for questions 26 to 30: Study the following information and answer the questions given below: In a certain code, the symbol for 0 (zero) is * and that for 1 is D. There are no other symbols for all other numbers greater than one. The numbers greater than 1 are to be written only by using the two symbols given above. The value of the symbol for 1 doubles itself every time it shifts one place to the left. Study the following examples:
0 is written as *
1 is written as D
2 is written as D*
4 is written as D** and
Q26. Which of the following will represent 13 x 8 / 2 + 3?
1] D * * D D D2] D D * D D D3] D D D * D D4] D D D * * D
Q27. Which of the following will represent the LCM of 10, 20 and 15?
1] D D D * * D2] D D * * D D3] D D * D * D4] D D D D * *
Q28. Which of the following numbers will be represented by D D D * D?
1] 312] 273] 294] 23
Q29. Which of the following will represent the multiplication of D * D and D D D?
1] D * * * D D2] D D * * D D3] D D D * D D4] D * * * * D
Q30. Which of the following will represent the HCF of 10, 20 and 15?
1] D * D2] D D D3] D * *4] D * * D
Q31. The minimum number of colors required to paint all the sides of a cube that no two adjacent faces may have the same colors, is:
1] 12] 23] 34] 4
Q32. If Tall is equivalent to circle, Army men to triangle and Strong to square, indicate which number will represent strong army men?
1] 32] 43] 54] 6
Directions for Questions 33 to 35: Three adjacent faces of a cube are colored blue. The cube is then cut (once horizontally and once vertically to form four cuboids of equal size each of these cuboids is colored pink on all the uncolored faces and is then cut (as before) into four cuboids of equal size.
Q33. How many cuboids have three faces colored pink?
1] 92] 73] 54] 3
Q34. How many cuboids have three faces colored blue?
1] 42] 23] 14] 0
Q35. How many cuboids have two faces colored pink?
1] 12] 33] 44] 6
Directions for questions 36 to 40: In each question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be true even if they seem to be at variance with the commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.
Given answer (1) if only conclusion I follows;
(2) if only conclusion II follows;
(3) if either I or II follows;
(4) if neither I nor II follows.
Q36. Statements: Some pearls are gems.
Some gems are ornaments.
I. All gems are ornaments.
I. All gems are ornaments.
II. Some ornaments are gems.
Q37. Statements: Some teachers are adults.
Some adults are poets.
I. Some teachers are poets.
I. Some teachers are poets.
II. Some poets are teachers.
Q38. Statements: All cakes are ice-cream.
All ice-creams are toffees.
I. All cakes are toffees.
I. All cakes are toffees.
II. All toffees are ice-creams.
Q39. Statements: Some sticks are bolts.
Every Kite is a stick.
I. Some bolts are sticks.
I. Some bolts are sticks.
II. Some kites are bolts.
Q40. Statements: All tigers are ships.
Some ships are cupboards.
I. All ships are tigers.
I. All ships are tigers.
II. Some tigers are cupboards.
Section 3: Verbal Ability (20 questions in 20 minutes):-
Directions for questions 41 to 46: Fill in the following blanks with correct prepositions:
Q41. The river abounds ----- fish.
A. withB. forC. toD. in
Q42. He lives ------ Andheri ------- Bombay.
A. in, inB. at, atC. in, atD. at, in
Q43. A drowning man catches _______ a straw.
A. onB. withC. atD. for
Q44. I am sick _______ this smell.
A. withB. toC. ofD. for
Q45. The peon was charged _______ theft.
A. ofB. withC. forD. to
Q46. I cannot accept orders _______ a junior officer.
A. toB. fromC. withD. to
Directions for questions 47 to 54:
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into an out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particularly bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81o water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module.
Q47. Which one of the following reasons would one consider as more as possible for the warning lights to be on?
A. There was a shower of debris.B. Jack was yelling.C. A catastrophe was imminent.D. The moon was looming close and big
Q48. The excerpt could be taken from a:
A. an English dailyB. A journal on outer spaceC. a popular kids magazineD. A science text book
Q49. The word Command Module used twice in the given passage indicates perhaps that it deals with
A. an alarming journeyB. a commanding situationC. a journey into outer spaceD. a frightful battle
Q50. The statement that the dazzling sunshine was for once unfiltered by layers of air means
A. that the sun was very hotB. that there was no strong windC. that the air was unpollutedD. none of above
Male lions are rather reticent about expanding their energy in hunting. More than three quarters of kills are made by lionesses are in front, tensely scanning ahead, the cubs lag playfully behind and the males bring up the rear, walking slowly, their massive heads nodding with each step as if they were bored with the whole matter. But slothfulness may have survival value. With lionesses busy hunting, the males function as guard for the cubs, protecting them particularly from hyenas.
Q51. Male lions protect their cubs
A. from the members of their own speciesB. from hyenas onlyC. from hyenas as much as from other enemiesD. more from hyenas than from other animals
Q52. When the lionesses go in search for their prey, they are very
A. seriousB. cautiousC. playfulD. sluggish
Q53. According to the passage male lions generally do not go for hunting because
A. they do not like it.B. they want lioness to get trainingC. they wish to save their vigour for other thingsD. they are very lazy
Q54. Lioness go for hunting
A. all aloneB. with their male partners onlyC. with their cubs and male partnersD. with their cubs only
Directions for questions 55 and 56:
Each question has a pair of capitalised words followed by four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best expresses the relationship similar to that expressed in the capitalised pair.
Q55. PEST: IRKSOME
A. expert: proficientB. enigma: unexpectedC. leader: nondescriptD. accuser: indicted
Q56. INFLATE: BURST
A. pull: tearB. expose: hideC. excavate: increaseD. break: shatter
Directions for questions 57 to 60:
Fill in the blanks with the correct articles:
Q57. Tikka Khan was _______ Hitler.
A. aB. anC. theD. no article is required
Q58. Sunil Dutt was _______ M.P.
A. anB. aC. theD. none
Q59. Gold is _______ most precious metal.
A. aB. theC. anD. no article is required
Q60. She is _______ Madhuri Dixit of our college.
A. aB. anC. no article requiredD. the