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Directions : Study the following information to answer the given questions. In a certain code, ‘her idea has merit’ is written as ‘fo la bu na’, ‘merit list has been displayed’ is written as ‘jo ke la si na’, ‘her name displayed there’ is written as ‘ya si bu zo’ and ‘name in merit list’ is written as ‘na ya go ke’.

1. What does ‘ke’ stand for?
1) been
2) has
3) merit
4) name
5) list
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2. What is the code for ‘idea’?
1) fo
2) la
3) bu
4) na
5) Either bu or na
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3. Which of the following represents ‘name has been displayed’?
1) ya la ke si
2) jo si ya la
3) si jo ke na
4) bu ya ke la
5) ya si jo zo
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4. What does ‘zo’ stand for?
1) there
2) displayed
3) name
4) her
5) cannot be determined
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5. Which of the following may represent ‘her name is there’?
1) zo ya go wo
2) bu ya zo go
3) zo ya bu ke
4) ya zo wo bu
5) wo go zo ya
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6. What is the code for ‘in’?
1) na
2) ya
3) go
4) ke
5) Cannot be determined
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7. How many such digits are there in the number 3246759, each of which will occupy the same position when rearranged in ascending order as in the number?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) Three
5) More than three
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8. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word RECRUIT each of which has as many as letters between them in word as they have in the English alphabet series?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) Three
5) More than three
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9. The positions of the first and the sixth letters in the word CONTAGIOUS are interchanged. Similarly, the positions of the second and the seventh letters are interchanged, and so on. Which letter will be the second to the right of the fifth letter from the right end?
1) O
2) N
3) I
4) T
5) None of these
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10. What will be next term in the following series?
A B B D C F D H E J
1) N
2) O
3) K
4) F
5) None of these
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Directions : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
M, N, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a circle facing the centre. P is second to the left of S and third to the right of the M. T is third to the left of S. Q is not an immediate neighbour of S. N is not an immediate neighbour of M.

11. Who is third to the right of N?
1) Q
2) T
3) P
4) R
5) None of these
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12. Who is second to the left of M?
1) N
2) R
3) S
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these
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13. Who is sitting between P and S?
1) R
2) R and N
3) N
4) Date inadequate
5) None of these
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14. How many persons are sitting between Q and S?
1) two
2) three
3) four
4) two or three
5) None of these
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15. Who is sitting between T and M?
1) R
2) N
3) Q and P
4) Date inadequate
5) None of these
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Directions : In the following questions, the symbols @, ©, #, $ and % are used with the following meanings:
‘P©Q’ means ‘P is either smaller than or equal to Q’.
‘P%Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P@Q’ means ‘P is either greater than or equal to Q’.
‘P$Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
‘P#Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions,
assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is / are definitely true.
1) If only conclusion I follows.
2) If only conclusion II follows.
3) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
4) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
5) If both conclusions I and II follows.

16. Statements: M © Q; D # F; F @ B
Conclusions:  I. B © D II. F # M
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17. Statements: W $ K; K © H; H @ R
Conclusions:  I. R $ K II. H % W
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18. Statements: K@ R; R % T; T # J
Conclusions: I. J $ R II. T $ K
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19. Statements: H $ T; T % W; W @ K
Conclusions: : I. W $ H II. W @ H
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20. Statements: B % E; E @ F; F © M
Conclusions: I. M % E II. B @ F
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Directions : Below in each question are given two statements A and B. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of some of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
1) If statement A is the cause and statement B is its effect.
2) If statement B is the cause and statement A is its effect.
3) If both the statements A and B are independent causes.
4) If both the statements A and B are effects of independent causes.
5) If both the statements A and B are effects of common cause.


21. (A) The government of India has allowed the private airlines companies to operate on specified international routes.
(B) These has been a considerable increase in the flow of foreign tourists to India.
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22. (A) Many seats in the private engineering colleges in the state have remained vacant this year.
(B) The government engineering colleges in the state could not accommodate all the students who sought admission this year.
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23. (A) The banks have decided to give advances to the priority sector at the rate of interest at par with the corporate sector.
(B) The percentage of bad loans given by the banks to the priority sector is very low as compared to the corporate sector.
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24. (A) The state government has now decided to increase the stamp duty on house purchases with immediate effect.
(B) The real estate prices have decreased considerably during the last few months.
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25. (A) Most of the steel manufacturing companies in the country have made considerable profit during the last fiscal year.
(B) Many Asian countries have been importing huge quantities of steel from India.
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Directions: In each question below, is given a statement(s) followed by an inference. Consider the statement and decide which of the given inferences is correct. Give answer.
1) The inference is definitely true.
2) The inference is definitely false.
3) The inference is probably false or true.
4) The inference cannot be drawn.
5) The inference is partly true.

26. Statements: Metals are generally malleable and good conductor of electricity. X is neither malleable nor a good conductor of electricity.
Inference:  X is not a metal.
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27. Statement: Parents are prepared to pay any price for an elite education to their children.
Inference: : Parents want the perfect development of their children through good schooling.
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28. Statement: Hill stations usually receive heavy rainfall during monsoon. Carltonganj received heavy rainfall last year during monsoon.
Inference: : Carltonganj is a hill station.
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29. Statements: Tejas is a supersonic aircraft developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The aircraft is equipped with the latest missiles and state-of-the-art equipment.
Inference: Tejas is one of the best aircraft in the world.
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30. Statement: Excessive intake of fried food might lead to heart diseases and subsequent death.
Inference: Some people who consume a lot of fried food die.
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