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**Question 1: **In a family, mother’s age is twice that of daughter’s age. Father is 10 years older than mother. Brother is 20 years younger than his mother and 5 years older than his sister. What is the age of the father ?

a) 62 years

b) 60 years

c) 58 years

d) 55 years

**Question 2: **A girl walks 100 m straight from her home, to go to the market during her morning walk. Then she turns left for 60 m, the 85 m turning her right and then again turns right for 60 m, she can see her shadow now. Therefore, in which direction is the entry gate of her house facing and what is the shortest distance from her current location to the home ?

a) South, 185 metre

b) North, 185 metre

c) East, 160 metre

d) North, 160 Metre

**Question 3: **Rahul travels 10 km towards East, then he takes left turn and travels 3 km. He then takes right turn and travels 5 km, he again takes right turn and travels 8 km and finally takes right turn one more time and travels 3 km. How far is he from his starting point and in which direction ?

a) 12 km towards South-East

b) 13 km towards North-West

c) 12 km towards North-West

d) 13 km towards South-East

**Question 4: **If x stands for÷, ÷ stands for +, + stands for -, and – stands for x, then what is the value of (30+20)-5(7÷3) x 25 = ?

a) 100

b) 20

c) 10

d) 25

**Question 5: **Six towels are kept one on top of the other. Red coloured is just above black coloured. The yellow coloured is between blue coloured and green coloured. Pink coloured is between red coloured and blue coloured. Which towel is between the pink coloured and yellow coloured towels?

a) Red

b) Green

c) Pink

d) Blue

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**Question 6: **60 kgs of a certain variety of rice at 32 per kg is mixed with 48 kgs of another variety of rice and the mixture is sold at the average price of 28 per kg.If there be no profit or loss due to the new sale price, then the price of the second variety of rice is

a) 25.60/kg

b) 25/kg

c) 23/kg

d) 30/kg

**Question 7: **In the following question, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? P_QR_QQ_PQ_R

a) TERT

b) STTT

c) QPRQ

d) PQRS

**Question 8: **A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series. DM, EN, FO, ?

a) FG

b) HI

c) GP

d) HP

**Question 9: **Which two numbers should be interchanged in the following equation to make it correct?

$779 + 14 \times 21 – 532 \div 41 = 807$

a) 779 and 21

b) 532 and 779

c) 21 and 41

d) 532 and 41

**Question 10: **If “θ” denotes “added to”, “δ” denotes “subtracted from”, “β” denotes “divided by” and “α” denotes “multiplied by”, then

5 β 1 δ 9 α 7 θ 142 = ?

a) 114

b) 98

c) 84

d) 125

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**Question 11: **In the following question. select the number which can be placed at the sign of question mark (?) from the given alternatives.

a) 16

b) 30

c) 31

d) 41

**Question 12: **Select the missing number from the given responses.

a) 432

b) 334

c) 512

d) 501

**Question 13: **A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9 A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., ‘N’ can be represented by 43,34, etc., and ‘R’ can be represented by 97,68, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word given ‘POLO’.

a) 79, 12, 14, 34

b) 95, 00, 22, 44

c) 88, 33, 24, 44

d) 66, 21, 24, 44

**Question 14: **If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given question figure ?

a)

b)

c)

d)

**Question 15: **In the following question, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.

CORPORATION

a) PORT

b) CRAIN

c) TRAIN

d) SPORT

**Answers & Solutions:**

**1) Answer (B)**

Let daughter’s age = $x$ years

=> Mother’s age = $2x$ years

Thus, father’s age = $(2x+10)$ years

=> Brother’s age = $(2x-20)$ years ————(i)

Also, brother’s age = $(x+5)$ years ———-(ii)

From equation (i) and (ii),

=> $2x-20=x+5$

=> $2x-x=20+5$

=> $x=25$

$\therefore$ Father’s age = $2(25)+10=60$ years

=> Ans – (B)

**2) Answer (A)**

To see her shadow, she must be facing west (the sun must be behind her). Let she starts from point A. Thus, the path of her morning walk is :

=> Required distance = $100+85=185$ m

$\therefore$ Entry gate of her house is facing **south.**

=> Ans – (A)

**3) Answer (D)**

Let Rahul start from point A and travels 10 km towards East to reach point B, then he takes left turn and travels 3 km towards north point C. He then takes right turn and travels 5 km and reaches D, he again takes right turn and travels 8 km south to reach point E and finally takes right turn one more time and travels 3 km to stop at point F.

Thus, distance $(AF)^2=(AG)^2+(FG)^2$

=> $(AF)^2=(12)^2+(5)^2$

=> $(AF)^2=144+25=169$

=> $AF=\sqrt{169}=13$

$\therefore$ Rahul is **13 km towards South-East** from his starting position.

=> Ans – (D)

**4) Answer (B)**

Expression : (30+20)-5(7÷3) x 25 = ?

$\equiv(30-20)\times5(7+3)\div25$

= $10\times\frac{5(10)}{25}$

= $10\times2=20$

=> Ans – (B)

**5) Answer (D)**

Red coloured is just above black coloured. Pink coloured is between red coloured and blue coloured.

=> Pink coloured towel is just below the blue towel.

The yellow coloured is between blue coloured and green coloured.

=> Green towel is on top and black at the bottom.

$\therefore$ **Blue** towel is between the pink coloured and yellow coloured towels.

=> Ans – (D)

**6) Answer (C)**

Price of 61 kgs of certain variety of rice at 32 per kg = (60)(32)

Price of 48 kgs of another variety of rice at x per kg = 48x

As there is no profit or loss,

(60) (32) + 48x = (108)(28)

Divide by ’48’ on both sides

40 + x = 63

x = 23

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

**7) Answer (C)**

The pattern followed is that in groups of 4, the term ‘PQQR’ is repeated.

= P**Q**QR **P**QQ**R **PQ**Q**R

=> Ans – (C)

**8) Answer (C)**

Expression : DM, EN, FO, ?

The pattern followed in each letter of the terms is :

1st letter : D (+1 letter) = E (+1 letter) = F (+1 letter) = G

2nd letter : M (+1 letter) = N (+1 letter) = O (+1 letter) = P

Thus, missing term = **GP**

=> Ans – (C)

**9) Answer (B)**

If we interchange 532 and 779 then, according to the BODMAS rule,

$779 + 14 \times 21 – 532 \div 41 = 807$

= 532 + 14 $\times$ 21 – 779 $\div$ 41

= 532+294-19

=807

**10) Answer (C)**

Expression : 5 β 1 δ 9 α 7 θ 142 = ?

$\equiv5\div1-9\times7+142$

= $(\frac{5}{1})-(9\times7)+142$

= $5-63+142=84$

=> Ans – (C)

**11) Answer (C)**

In each column, the number at the end is the sum of 1 and product of first three numbers.

Eg : $(2\times4\times3)+1=24+1=25$

and $(1\times2\times6)+1=12+1=13$

Similarly, $(5\times3\times2)+1=30+1=31$

=> Ans – (C)

**12) Answer (C)**

The pattern followed is that the given numbers are cubes of natural numbers in increasing order.

Thus, missing number = $8^3=512$

=> Ans – (C)

**13) Answer (B)**

(A) : 79, 12, 16, 36 – POLN

(B) : 95, 00, 22, 44 – **POLO**

(C) : 88, 33, 26, 48 – POKO

(D) : 66, 21, 24, 25 – POKO

=> Ans – (B)

**14) Answer (D)**

The 180 degree rotation of given figure is given by option D

**15) Answer (D)**

The word CORPORATION does not contain any ‘S’, thus the term **Sport** cannot be formed.

=> Ans – (D)

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