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# Probationary Officers (PGDBF) – Reasoning Model Paper

Directions:   Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In Chennai, seven persons namely K, L, M, N, O, P and Q are living in an apartment of a seven storey building. They are living on separate different floors. The ground floor of the building is numbered 1, the floor above it 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each person is of different age. Each person likes different cars ñ BMW, Audi, Acura, Bugatti, Buick, Desire and Safari, but not necessarily in the same order. The person who likes Bugatti lives on floor numbered four. The one who lives immediately above the one who likes Desire Car is 28 years old. P is 33 years old. K does not live on the lowermost floor. K lives on any odd numbered floor below the one who likes Bugatti. Only two persons live between K and the person who likes Safari. Only one person lives between L and P. The difference between the ages of O and Q is 2 years. P lives on an even numbered floor and does not like Bugatti. Only three persons live between the persons who like BMW and Acura respectively. M is 9 years older than K. The person who likes BMW lives on any floor above the Lís floor. The person who likes BMW does not live on the topmost floor. The one who lives on the middle floor of this building is 35 years old. Q lives on an even numbered floor but neither immediately above nor immediately below the floor of K. The one who likes BMW, is 30 years old but younger than Q. M does not like BMW or Acura. Only two persons live between N and the one who likes Bugatti. The person who likes Buick lives on the floor immediately above the floor of the person who likes Desire. The sum of the ages of those who live on 1st floor and 2nd floor is 64 years.

1. How many persons live between the floors on which Q and the one who is 31 years old lives?
1) Three
2) Two
3) Four
4) Five
5) No one

2. Which of the following statements is/are true according to the given information?
1) O lives on floor numbered 5 and he does not like Bugatti
2) K likes Buick and he does not live on floor numbered 4
3) M likes Audi and he lives on the topmost floor
4) Only two persons live between the floors of O and P
5) All the statements are true.

3. Who among the following lives on the floor immediately above the floor of the one who is 28 years old?
1) L
2) P
3) Q
4) M
5) No one

4. Who among the following lives exactly between the floors on which Q and L live?
1) P
2) O
3) N
4) M
5) No one

5. Who among the following like Acura?
1) K
2) M
3) L
4) N
5) No one

6. In an attempt to check its increasing pollution, Litter City has introduced a levy of Rs. 100 on every private car entering the city. The administration argues that the imposition of this levy, in addition of the existing toll at the entrance of the city, will switch people from using their cars to using the public transport. Which of the following, if true, provides the best evidence that the city administration is argument is flawed?
1) The city administration is already facing the ire of taxi drivers whose demand for a rate hike was turned down by the administration.
2) A recent survey has shown that people living in Litter city have fewer cars than those in the neighboring clean city.
3) Hardly 10% of the regular bus passengers own their own cars.
4) The recent hike in the toll for cars already makes it more expensive for people to take a private car into the city than travel in a public transport.
5) Both (1) and (4)

Directions : Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 14 use 65 robot 27 apple 12 train 25 20 lack melody 15 acute.
Step I: train 14 use 65 robot 27 apple 25 20 lack melody 15 acute 60.
Step II: train acute 14 use robot 27 apple 25 20 lack melody 15 60 60.
Step III: train acute robot use 27 apple 25 20 lack melody 15 60 60 70.
Step IV: train acute robot apple use 25 20 lack melody 15 60 60 70 22.
Step V: train acute robot apple melody use 25 lack 15 60 60 70 22 120.
Step VI: train acute robot apple melody use lack 15 60 60 70 22 120 22.
Step VII: train acute robot apple melody use lack 60 60 70 22 120 22 11.
Step VI is the last step of the above arrangement.

As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input. Input: troy 25 beyond intense harm 16 upper 33 admit 23 10 20 shoot 11 out 8.

7. In which step are the elements harm out beyond upper 11 32í found in the trend order?
1) Fifth
2) Seventh
3) Fourth
4) Sixth
5) There is no such step

8. How many words or numbers are there between ‘intense’ and ’32’ as they appear in the third step of the output?
1) Six
2) Three
3) Four
4) Five
5) Seven

9. How many steps will be required to complete the above input?
1) Eight
2) Six
3) Five
4) Seven
5) None of these

10. Which of the following represents the position of ’18’ in the last but one step?
1) Ninth from the left end
2) Fourth from the right end
3) Thirteenth from the left end
4) Sixth from the right end
5) Both (2) and (3)

11. In the fifth step of the rearrangement, ‘beyond’ is related to ’20’ and ‘shoot’ is related to ‘beyond’ in a certain way. Which of the following would ’11’ be related to, following the same pattern?
1) upper
2) 50
3) out
4) 28
5) None of these

Directions : Each of the questions 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 question. Read both the statements and given answer.

12. Amongst U, V and W, who scored the highest number of runs in the series XYZ?
I. Strike rate of U was less than V but higher than W in the series.
II. Number of total centuries and fifties made by V were higher than U and W both, in the series.
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 statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

13. Amongst A, E, I, O and U, which book is the costliest?
I. Price of the book E is more than those of A and U only.
II. Number of pages in the books A, E, I, O and U are 800, 700, 600, 500 and 400 respectively.
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 statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

14. A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a circle, facing towards the centre of the circle. Who is sitting on the immediate right of B?
I. A is facing D. only C is between A and B. F is between E and A.
II. F is on the immediate left of E. only D is between B and E. C is not adjacent to F.
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 statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
5) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

15. Scientists have now confirmed that crocodiles sleep with one eye open. They have discovered that crocodiles can deploy ìunilateral eye closureî while dozing to keep a close eye on potential threats or prey. Itís already known that birds have evolved unihemispheric sleep, which is when one half of the brain stays awake while the other shuts down. But land-based mammals fully shut their eyes when they snooze. Which of the following, if true, would explain this behavior in crocodiles and birds?
1) This behaviour is a trait found in birds and crocodiles throughout the world.
2) This behaviour was discovered even in Caimans.
3) Land-based mammals are highly individualistic.
4) Birds are crocodilesí closest evolutionary relative, having shared a common ancestor before splitting and becoming vastly different species about 155 m years ago.
5) None of these

16. In Europe, the politicians who welcome the refugees take a stand of basic human decency. They believe that people are fleeing for their lives from terror and war and to deny them asylum would violate the most basic standards of compassion. But those who oppose the refugees have their own valid points. They say that the new host countries are unable to commit large social transfers to an unending, the essentially unlimited, number of new arrivals. That would lead to a fiscal crisis. Which of the following can be concluded from the passage above?
1) Migration crisis in Europe is a complex issue.
2) In Europe, accepting influx of refugees is really compassionate.
3) Keeping doors wide open for refugees is suicidal for a country.
4) Trying to forcibly stop the migrant influx would fail.
5) Both (1) and (2)

Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions
Ten persons are working as a sports analyst for Tony TV and they are sitting in twelve seats in two parallel rows containing five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In Row 1: U, J, X, T, and G are seated and all of them are facing south, and in Row 2: H, W, D, C and V are sitting and all of them are facing north. One seat is vacant in each row. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. These 10 persons are living in a building with four floors with bottom most floor being first floor and topmost being fourth floor. Each floor has at least one person on it, and the floors in which there is more than one person have the persons from both the rows living on them. T is the only person living alone. None of the floors have two persons living on them. All of them like different sports personalities i.e. A, F, P, E, Q, I, Y, S, R and B. C sits third to the right of D and likes E. Only two people sit between W and Vacant seat. W sits at one of the extreme ends. D does not like A and S. W does not like Q and P. H lives above W. G is not an immediate neighbour of X. J likes B. The one who likes P faces the one who likes S. Vacant seat of row-1 does not face C. The one who likes P sits opposite to the one, who sits third right of the one, who sits opposite to C. X is not an immediate neighbour of T. Only one person is living below C and the one who likes P. V, who likes neither Q nor I, does not face vacant seat. Neither C nor D sits at an extreme ends. T faces D. Vacant seats are not opposite to each other. The one who likes F does not live on an odd numbered floor. Two seats are there between X and J, who sits third right of the one, who likes Y. The one who likes R faces the one, who likes E. The person who likes A and S are adjacent to each other. The one who likes R lives above G, but not immediately above. Vacant seat of row- 1 is not an immediate neighbour of T and neither it is any of the extreme ends

17. Who among the following sits second to the right of the person who faces the vacant seat?
1) One who likes F
2) One who likes I
3) U
4) X
5) One who likes Y

18. Which of the following is true regarding U?
1) J and X are immediate neighbours of U
2) Only two people sit between U and X
3) U is an immediate neighbour of the person who faces D
4) U sits second to left of J
5) None of the given options is true

19. Which of the following groups of people represents the people sitting at extreme ends of both the rows?
1) J, X, U, D
2) G, V, W, X
3) G, X, U, D
4) J, X, U, V
5) W, X, U, D

20. Who amongst the following lives with J on the same floor?
1) D
2) X
3) H
4) U
5) Can’t be determined

21. Which of the following is true with respect to the given information?
1) H sits exactly between V and D
2) T faces immediate neighbour of the one who lives on the topmost floor.
3) W is an immediate neighbour of H
4) X does not lives on the same floor as W.
5) None of the given options is true

Directions: Each of the questions below, consist a question and three statements numbered I, II and III. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read the three statements and Give answer.

22. Eight students A, B, C, D, M, N, O and P are sitting around a circle facing to the centre of the table. How many students are sitting between C and F?
I. C is seated third to the right of A and is not near to M. N is seated second to the right of B.
II. A is seated second to the right of P, who is seated third to the right of D. O is seated immediate left of N.
III. D is seated second to the left of M and is third to the right of O. C is an immediate neighbour of P.
1) If the data in statement I and II together is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement III is not required to answer the question.
2) If the data in statement I and III together is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II is not required to answer the question.
3) If the data in statement II and III is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I is not required to answer the question.
4) If the data in all three statements I, II and III together is necessary to answer the question.
5) If the data in all the statements, I, II and III even together is not sufficient to answer the question.

23. How many sons does Pooja have?
I) Anika’s father David is the husband of Pooja.
II) Out of the three children David has, only one is a girl.
III) Vivan and Spastha are the brothers of Anika.
1) If the data in statement I and II together is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement III is not required to answer the question.
2) If the data in statement I and III together is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II is not required to answer the question.
3) If the data in statement II and III is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I is not required to answer the question.
4) If the data in all three statements I, II and III together is necessary to answer the question.
5) If the data in all the statements, I, II and III even together is not sufficient to answer the question.

24. In Delhi, The BJP won all seven seats during the Loksabha elections, but it got an expected and unprecedented drubbing in the 2015 assembly polls. The party was able to win only three out of seventy seats. Which of the following can be logically concluded from the passage above?
1) Voters have learned to shock the party that has not kept its electoral promises.
2) States can buck the national trend in an election.
3) Voters have started electing their representatives as per the horses-for-courses principle.
4) Political parties exploit the prevailing conditions in the state to win an election.
5) Both (C) and (D)

25. Hundreds of genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of spreading the malaria parasite to humans have been created in a laboratory as part of a radical approach to combating the disease. The move marks a major step towards the development of a powerful technology called a ‘gene drive’ that aims to tackle the disease by forcing anti-malarial genes into swarms of wild mosquitoes. The procedure can rapidly transform the genetic makeup of natural insect populations, making it a dramatic new tool in the fight against an infection that still claims over 400,000 lives a year. The conclusion here depends on which of the following assumptions?
1) Gene drive technology has great potential to help tackle malaria.
2) Drug and insecticide resistance are eroding recent successes in managing malaria.
3) This technology can be considered for other human diseases and infections that devastate crops.
4) The modified insects will breed with normal mosquitoes and pass the anti-malarial genes on to their young.
5) None of these

Directions : Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seven members of a family. Three of them are women. There are two married couples in the family. They are living in a multistoried building with eight floors. (Ground floor on which three person lives is the bottom most floor while seventh floor is the topmost floor). Each of them brought a different animal of their liking viz. – pigeon, monkey, sparrow, collared dove, mouse, squirrel and dove but not necessarily in the same order. Also they have kept these animals on different floors of the building (1 on each floor except ground). B likes monkey and married to F who brought a squirrel. G has kept the animal he brought on the same floor on which he lives. A is brother of G who likes pigeon. The persons who are living on the ground floor like neither squirrel nor pigeon, but the animals they brought are living on adjacent floors. The only person living between D and F likes pigeon. No one is living between G and E. F is not living on a prime numbered floor. Neither Mouse nor Sparrow is kept at the top floor and there are three animals between monkey and mouse. Mouse is not kept on the floors on which no one lives. Collared dove is not kept on the floor immediately above Monkey’s floor. C brought sparrow and she is an unmarried sister of the one whose favourite animal is kept on sixth floor. D likes collared dove and is a sister of G. E does not like a mouse. The animal kept immediately above squirrel was brought by one of the persons living on the ground floor. Dove is not kept immediately above squirrel. No one is kept at the ground floor. The one who lives at the top floor likes sparrow and the person living immediately below him has brought a monkey. The relationship between D and E is the same as that between her parents who are also living with them in the multistoried building

26. Which of the following combinations is definitely true?
1) B-Male-Squirrel
2) B-Female- Monkey
3) C-Female-Dove
4) E-Male-Dove
5) D-Male-Pigeon

27. Which of the following combination represents pair of two husbands of married couples?
1) BG
2) AF
3) BE
4) Data insufficient
5) None of these

28. E has kept his favourite animal on which floor?
1) Seventh
2) First
3) Sixth
4) Third
5) None of these

29. On which of the following floors does A lives?
1) Second
2) First
3) Third
4) Fourth
5) None of these

30. Sparrow is kept on which floor?
1) First
2) Second
3) Fourth
4) Third
5) None of these

31. A study by Earth scientists at Columbia University, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that climate change is implicated in the current Syrian conflict. According to the study, pre-war drought in Syria led to the displacement of as many as 1.5 million people to the country’s cities. The study concludes that the major reason for the Syrian civil war was this drought that lasted for about five or six years. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion above?
1) Syria’s cities were growing throughout the 2000s and most of the ‘drought migration’ occurred in 2009, after the overnight cancellation of subsidies on diesel and fertilizers.
2) Syria has no past history of any unrest directed against the drought migrants.
3) There is some evidence to suggest the Syria’s ‘drought migrants’ helped spark the civil war.
4) The study is specifically about Syria.
5) None of these

32. The US President has downsized his country’s nuclear arsenal, helped to negotiate a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear-weapons programme and led a global initiative to secure radioactive materials. But his legacy on nuclear issues remains uncertain, as the progress in securing nuclear materials has been slow. Which of the following is an assumption of the speaker?
1) There could be a break in the president’s initiative at securing radioactive materials.
2) One’s lasting fame depends on the velocity with which one’s initiatives are carried out.
3) The deteriorating progress will eventually lead to the failure of the initiative.
4) The US can never convince a country to give up its nuclear initiatives.
5) None of these

33. The sales manager of a car manufacturing company reported a 23.2 percent decline in domestic sales over the last one year. However, the profits of the company went up by 15 percent over the same period. Which of the following, if true, would resolve the above paradox?
2) The company sold more low-end, less expensive cars.
3) The company could sell a record number of highly-remunerative sports utility vehicles.
4) The company fudged its sales reports.
5) None of these

Directions : Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions
In an office, ten employees have decided have lunch in a Restaurant. They have gone to Moti Mahal during lunch time and all employee sits in two parallel rows of six seats each. One seat is vacant in each row. Aman, Aniket, Divyaraj, Mahesh and Prakash are sitting in row-1 facing South. Gaurav, Vivek, Saurabh, Abhishek and Mukesh are sitting in row-2 and are facing North. Each person likes a different dishes i.e. Chicken Biryani, Chicken Tikka, Chilli Chicken, Dal Makhani, Matar Paneer, Masala Dosa, Shahi Paneer, Kadai Paneer, Alu Gobi and Chhola Bhatura. Each person has paid his bill for his lunch i.e. Rs.100, Rs.80, Rs.450, Rs.280, Rs.120, Rs.400, Rs.430, Rs.200, Rs.300, and Rs.250.

i) Abhishek sits third to the right of Saurabh and likes Dal Makhani.
ii) Only two people sit between Vivek and the vacant seat. Mukesh has paid only Rs.20 more than the one who likes Chilli Chicken.
iii) Vivek does not like Matar Paneer or Chilli Chicken. Prakash is not an immediate neighbour of Divyaraj. Aniket likes Chhola Bhatura.
iv) The one who sits extreme right end of row 1 has paid Rs.120 more from the one who likes Shahi Paneer and the one who likes Chilli Chicken faces the one who likes Kadai Paneer.
v) The one who likes Chilli Chicken sits opposite to the one who sits third right of the person who sits opposite to Abhishek.
vi) The immediate neighbour of Vivek has paid Rs.200 and one of the neighbour of vacant seat has paid Rs.100.
vii) Divyaraj is not an immediate neighbour of Mahesh. Mukesh, who likes neither Matar Paneer nor Masala Dosa, does not face the vacant seat.
viii) Neither Abhishek nor Saurabh sits at any of the extreme ends of the row. Mahesh faces Saurabh. And the one who sits in front of Vivek has paid Rs.280.
ix) The one who likes Alu Gobi and Mahesh both together have paid total Rs.420 and vacant seats are not opposite to each other.
x) Two seats are there between Divyaraj and Aniket, who sits third right of the one who likes Shahi Paneer.
xii) The one who likes Alu Gobi faces the one who likes Dal Makhani and the persons who like the Chicken Biryani and Kadai Paneer are adjacent to each other.
xiii) Vacant seat of row – 1 is not an immediate neighbour of Mahesh and the one who is to the immediate right of Mukesh has paid the second highest amount.
xiv) Vivek sits at one of the extreme ends of the row and Saurabh does not like Chicken Biryani and Kadai Paneer.
xv) The neighbours of vacant seat of row 2 have paid Rs.430 and Rs.250 for their lunch and vacant seat of row-1 does not face Abhishek who doesn’t sit at any of the extreme ends of the row.
xvi) The one who sits in front of Saurabh, has paid Rs.300 and the one who sits at the right end of row 2 has paid only Rs.80.

34. Who among the following has paid Rs.300 for his lunch?
1) Mukesh
2) Abhishek
3) Vivek
4) Mahesh
5) None of these

35. Four among the following form a group in a certain way. Which of the following does not belong to Group?
1) Prakash, Chhola Bhatura
2) Chilli Chicken, Gaurav
3) Matar Paneer, Vivek
4) Aniket, Alu Gobi
5) Mukesh, Dal Makhani

36. How many people are sitting between Gaurav and the one who has paid Rs.80 for his lunch?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four
5) More than four

37. Which of the following is correctly matched?
1) Mahesh – Chhola Bhatura
2) Saurabh – Dal Makhani
3) Mukesh – Shahi Paneer
4) Gaurav – Matar Paneer
5) Vivek – Alu Gobi

38. Which of the following dishes Mukesh likes?
1) Chhola Bhatura
2) Dal Makhani
3) Shahi Paneer
4) Chicken Tikka
5) Alu Gobi

Directions : A statement is given followed by three courses of action. A course of action is taken for improvement follow up etc. read the statement carefully and pick the correct answer choice.
39. Statement: As soon as summer has begun, complaints of water shortage have started pouring from all parts of city.
Course of action:
I. Water tankers should be made available by the Water Board.
II. The Water Board should claim that they have the problem under control.
III. Round – the – clock water service should be made available by the Water Board.
1) Only III follows
2) Only I follows
3) Either I or III follows
4) Only II follows
5) I and II follow

40. Statement: The annual requirement of blood in our country is 6 million units whereas the generation is only 3.5 million units per annum at present.
Course of action:
I. Blood donors should be attracted by telling them how the act of donating blood would improve their health.
II. Blood donors should be attracted by providing them monetary incentives.
III. More and more private blood banks should be encourages.
1) Either I or II follows
2) I and II follow
3) II and III follow
4) All follow
5) Only I follows

41. Statement: A survey conducted in eight airports has revealed that airports continue to be porous and the security as bad as ever.
Course of action:
I. Adequate perimeter fencing should be provided.
II. New machines of latest order should be deployed for security purposes.
III. Politicians and leaders should be asked to keep off the airports so that crowds can be avoided.
1) I and II follow
2) II and III follow
3) Only II follows
4) Only I follows
5) None of these

42. Statements: One million Indians spent much money last year to buy a personal computer. For most of them, the biggest attraction is access to the Internet.
Course of action:
I. Internet service providers should be encouraged to set up shop.
II. Personal computer manufacturers should accelerate their production.
III. Unemployment should be fought tooth and nail.
1) None follows
2) Only II follows
3) Only I follows
4) All follow
5) II and III follow

43. Statement: Many teachers are leaving the teaching profession because of stress and discontentment with the workload.
Course of action:
I. Teachers should be paid higher salaries.
II. Additional teachers should be appointed.
III. The teaching curriculum should be changed.
1) Either I or II follows
2) Either II or III follows
3) Either I or II or III follows
4) Only II follows 5) All follow

Directions : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
i) There are four types of cards, viz. King, Queen, Jack and Ace. All the four types of cards are available in four categories – Spades, Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds. These are to be distributed among four players – A, B, C and D.
ii) All players get all types and all categories cards.
iii) A gets King of Club. D gets Queen of Heart. B and C get Jack of Spade and Ace of Diamond respectively.
iv) D does not get Jack of Diamond

44. Which of the following combinations of types of cards and its categories is definitely correct for player B?
1) Jack – Spade, King – Heart, Queen – Club, Ace – Diamond
2) Jack – Heart, King – Heart, Queen – Diamond, Ace – Club
3) Jack – Spade, King – Heart, Queen – Diamond, Ace – Club
4) King – Heart, Queen – Club, Ace – Spade, Jack – Diamond
5) None of the above

45. Who has got the Queen of Club among the given players?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D

46. What is true about the four categories of Ace?
1) Heart – A, Club – B, Diamond – C, Spade – D
2) Spade – A, Club – B, Diamond – C, Heart – D
3) Club – D, Heart – B, Spade – A, Diamond – C
5) None of the above

47. What is true about the four types of Hearts?
1) Queen – D, Jack – C, King – A, Ace – B
2) King – B, Queen – D, Jack – A, Ace – C
3) Jack – C, Ace – A, King – D, Queen – B
5) None of the above

48. Who gets Jack of Diamond?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D

49. Which of the following combinations is definitely false?
1) Queen – Heart – D
2) Ace – Club – B
3) King – Diamond – D
4) Jack – Club – C
5) Queen – Spade – A

50. Going 50 m towards the South of her house, Ankita turns left and goes another 20 m. Then, turning towards the North, she goes 30 m and then, starts walking towards her house. In which direction is she walking now?
1) North – West
2) North
3) South – East
4) East
5) None of these

51. A train X departs from station A at 11.00 am for station B, which is 180 km away. Another train Y departs from station B at 11.00 am for station A. Train X travels at an average/ speed of 70 kms/hr and does not stop anywhere until it arrives at station B. Train Y travels at an average speed of 50 kms/hr, but has to stop for 15 minutes at station C, which is 60 kms away from station B enroute to station A. Ignoring the lengths of the train, what is the distance, to the nearest km, from station A to the point where the trains cross each other?
1) 112
2) 118
3) 120
4) 140
5) None of these

Directions : These questions are based on the information given below.
A shopkeeper sold a two-digit number of toys all priced at a certain value (also a two-digit number when expressed in rupees). By mistake he reversed the digits of both, the number of items sold and the price (in Rs.) of that item while entering in the computer. So, the stock left at the end of the day showed 81 items more than what it actually was.

52. How many possibilities exist for the actual number of toys sold?
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
5) None

53. If the faulty calculations show a total sale of Rs. 486, what was the actual selling price (in Rs.) of each toy?
1) 54
2) 45
3) 63
4) 36
5) None of these

54. In a company there are 252 employees, in which the ratio of the number of men and women is 2 : 1. Some more women are employed and the ratio of men and women becomes 1 : 1. The average age of all the employees is now 22 years and the average age of the women is 2 years less than the average age of the men. Find the average age (in years) of men and women.
1) 22, 20
2) 23, 21
3) 24, 22
4) 21, 23
5) None of these

55. Ms. Rao paid equated monthly installments (EMIs) of Rs.25,000 each in January and February towards her home loan, whose outstanding principal amount was Rs.10,00,000 in December. Each EMI consists of interest of outstanding loan amount for the month and part payment of the loan amount. If the interest on the loan is 12% per annum (interest is paid monthly) on the diminishing outstanding in January and February, then total interest paid was:
1) Rs.30,150
2) Rs.20,000
3) Rs.19,850
4) Rs.19,700
5) None of these

56. 2 years ago, the age of Raju was four times that of his son and n years ago, the age of Raju was thrice that of his son. If n years later, the sum of the ages of Raju and his son will be 80 years, then the difference in the ages of Raju and his son is…
1) 20 years
2) 40 years
3) 24 years
4) 30 years
5) None of these

Directions : These questions are based on the information given below:
In manufacturing a certain item, 40% of the expenditure is on account of raw materials, 20% on account of labour charges, 20% on account to fixed charges and the rest on miscellaneous. The item is sold at a profit of 25%. The price of the raw materials went up by 15% and the labour charges went up by 20% and the cost on the miscellaneous heads went up by 50% while the fixed costs remained unchanged.
57. If the selling price remained unchanged, then what is the profit percentage?
1) 2%
2) 4%
3) 4(1/6)%
4) 10%
5) None of these

58. If the manufacturer wants a 13 (7/11) % profit, 11 then by what percentage should he reduce his expenditure on raw materials (at the increased price) as to achieve that target, the selling price remaining the same?
1) 17/23 %
2) 20 (14/23) %
3) 21  (17/23) %
4) 24 (14/23)  %
5) None of these

Directions : Each of the following questions consist of 3 statements A, B and C. You have to determine that which of the following statement/ statements are necessary to answer the questions:
59. Between P and Q who will get the maximum interest?
A. P deposits a certain sum at 15% p.a. for 1( 1/2) years, when the interest is  compounded half yearly
B. Q deposits a certain sum of money at  7(1/2) % p.a. for 4 years, when the interest 2 is compounded yearly.
C. The ratio of the sums of money of P and Q is 2 : 3.
1) Only A and B together are sufficient
2) Any two of the three statements are sufficient
3) Either A and B together or, B and C together are sufficient
4) All A, B and C together are necessary
5) All even together are not sufficient

60. 6 men and 9 women can do a work in 14 days. In how many days can 12 men and 3 women do the same work?
A. 20 men and 33 women can do the same work in 4 days.
B. Work done by 2 men is equal to 3 women.
C. 6 women can do two-thirds of the same work in 28 days.
1) Any one of them
2) Only C
3) Only C and either A or B
4) Any two of them
5) Only either A or B

61. Two persons Ramu and Shyam entered into a partnership. Find the profit of Shyam.
A. Ramu and Shyam started the business with a capital of Rs12,000 and Rs.9,000 respectively.
B. Ramu invested the money for two months more than Shyam.
C. Ramu’s share in the total profit at the end of first year is Rs.1,500 more than that of Shyam.
1) Only A and B together
2) Only A and C together
3) Any two of them
4) All statements are required
5) Question can’t be answered even using all the statements

62. What is the cost price of the book?
A. After allowing a discount of 18% on printed price shopkeeper charges Rs 516.60 for it.
B. If he had not allowed any discount, he would have a profit of 25%.
C. If he had allowed only 10% discount on printed price then he would have 12.5% profit.
1) Any two of them
2) A and either B or C
3) Any one of them
4) All together is required