Ten freiends planned to share equally the cost of buying a gift for their teacher. When two of them decided not to contribute, each of the other friends had to pay Rs 150 more. The cost of the gift was Rs. _____.
Gift cost = 10x
When two people are not going to contribute then remaining friends have to pay Rs 150 more.
Two friends contribution = 150 × 8 = 1200
One friend contribution = 600
Ten friends contribution = 6000
Cost of the Gift = 6000
The expenditure on the project _____ as follows; equipment Rs.20 lakhs, salaries Rs.12 lakhs, and contingency Rs.3 lakhs.
The search engine's business model _____ around the fulcrum of trust.
The police arrested four criminals - P, Q, R and S. The criminals knew each other. They made the following statements:
P says "Q committed the crime." Q says "S committed the crime." R says "I did not do it." S says "What Q said about me is false."
Assume only one of the arrested four committed the crime and only one of the statements made above is true. Who committed the crime?
II, III, IV are false.
II is false: 'S' is not criminal.
IV is also false: 'S' committed crime.
There is conflict among I, IV now as P, S both should be criminals.
⇒ II true: 'S' is criminal.
I, III, IV are false.
IV is false. So, 'S' is not criminal.
III is false. So. 'R' is criminal.
There is conflict among II, III as S, R both should be criminal.
III is true: Criminal ≠ R.
I, II, IV are false.
I is false. So, 'Q' is also not criminal.
II is false. So, 'S' is not criminal.
IV is false. So, 'S' is not criminal.
Q, R, S are not criminals. So, 'P' is criminal.
IV is true: I, II, III are false.
II is false. So, 'S' is not criminal.
IV is true. So, 'S' is criminal.
I is false. So, 'Q' is not criminal.
III is false. So, 'R' is criminal.
There is conflict, as R, S both should be criminals.
"A recent High Court judgement has sought to dispel the idea of begging as a disease — which leads to its stigmatization and criminalization — and to regard it as a symptom. The underlying disease is the failure of the state to protect citizens who fall through the social security net."
Which of the following statements can be inferred from the given passage?
Beggars are created because of the lack of social welfare schemes
Beggars are lazy people who beg because they are unwilling to work
Begging is an offence that has to be dealt with firmly
Begging has to be banned because it adversely affects the welfare of the state
The court is judged that because of failure of the state to protect citizens through social security schemes beggars are created.
“From where are they bringing their books? __________ bringing __________ books from __________.”The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are
Their, they’re, there
They’re, their, there
There, their, they’re
They’re, there, there
"A _______ investigation can sometimes yield new facts, but typically organized ones are more successful."
The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is
After RajendraChola returned from his voyage to Indonesia, he _________ to visit the temple in Thanjavur.
After Rajendrachola returned from his voyage to Indonesia, he wished to visit the temple in Tanjavur.
Research in the workplace reveals that people work for many reason __________.
Here we are using besides preposition "in addition to".
“The hold of the nationalist imagination on our colonial past is such that anything inadequately or improperly nationalist is just not history.”
Which of the following statements best reflects the author’s opinion?
Nationalists are highly imaginative.
History is viewed through the filter of nationalism.
Our colonial past never happened.
Nationalism has to be both adequately and properly imagined.
That represents the history of nationalism.
Choose the option with words that are not synonyms.
Resistant means offering a resistance to something or someone.
Saturn is __________ to be seen on a clear night with the naked eye.
as enough bright
bright as enough
With adjectives and adverbs enough is comes after an adjectives and adverbs.
So, here we use bright enough to complete the sentence.
“We lived in a culture that denied any merit to literary works, considering them important only when they are handmaidens to something seemingly more urgent – namely ideology. This was a country where all gestures, even the most private, were interpreted in political terms.”
The author’s belief that ideology is not as important as literature is revealed by the word:
As to give the impression of having a certain quality.
Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and usage.
I will not leave the place until the minister does not meet me.
I will not leave the place until the minister doesn’t meet me.
I will not leave the place until the minister meet me.
I will not leave the place until the minister meets me.
Minister is a singular person, with a singular object, so verb ends with 's'. So option C is incorrect.
Option 'D' is correct.
A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________.
Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world.”
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement.
The use of the metaphorical words to explain about the thoughts instead of literal use of them.
If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the following could mean ‘aftercare’?
otaga - careful → (2)
fertaga - careless → (3)
From (1) & (2),
taga = care (and it is in the first half of the word)
fer = less
Aftercare - tagazen
Care is in the second half of the word ⇒ taga should be in the first half.
Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is.
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?
India is a country of exactly seventeen languages.
Linguistic pluralism is the only indicator of a nation’s diversity.
Indian currency notes have sufficient space for all the Indian languages.
Linguistic pluralism is strong evidence of India’s diversity.
Which is inferred from the statement.
Option A, B, C are incorrect which are not properly inferred from the statement.
The man who is now Municipal Commissioner worked as _______________.
the security guard at a university
a security guard at the university
a security guard at university
the security guard at the university
And coming to university it is an organization.
So we use are 'the' before university.
Nobody knows how the Indian cricket team is going to cope with the difficult and seamer-friendly wickets in Australia.
Choose the option which is closest in meaning to the underlined phrase in the above sentence.
put up with
put in with
put down to
put up against
→ Cope with is doesn't means that put someone into competition with some other.
Find the odd one in the following group of words.
mock, deride, praise, jeer
Deride = express contempts for; ridicule
Jeer = Make rude and mocking remarks
→ These three are negative things
Praise = express warm approval
Computers were invented for performing only high-end useful computations. However, it is no understatement that they have taken over our world today. The internet, for example, is ubiquitous. Many believe that the internet itself is an unintended consequence of the original invention. With the advent of mobile computing on our phones, a whole new dimension is now enabled. One is left wondering if all these developments are good or, more importantly, required.
Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above paragraph?
(i) The author believes that computers are not good for us.
(ii) Mobile computers and the internet are both intended inventions.
both (i) and (ii)
neither (i) nor (ii)
So, statement I does not follow.
→ "Many believes that the internet itself is unintended consequence of the original invention.
So, statement II does not follow, so Answer is Option D.
All hill-stations have a lake. Ooty has two lakes.
Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences?
(i) Ooty is not a hill-station.
(ii) No hill-station can have more than one lake.
both (i) and (ii)
neither (i) nor (ii)
All hill-stations have a lake → (1)
Ooty has two lakes → (2)
From (1), it cannot be inferred that every place having a lake is a hill station.
⇒ (i) cannot be logically intended.
From (1), it cannot be inferred how many lakes will be there in a hill station.
⇒ (ii) cannot be logically inferred.
Didn’t you buy _________ when you went shopping?
a few paper
Which of the following combinations is incorrect?
Acquiescence – Submission
Wheedle – Roundabout
Flippancy – Lightness
Profligate – Extravagant
Wheedle = Use endearments (or) flattery to persuade some to do something
Flippancy = Lack of respect (or) seriousness
Profligate = Recklessly extravagant
Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the sentence below?
She enjoyed herself immensely at the party.
She had a terrible time at the party.
She had a horrible time at the party.
She had a terrific time at the party
She had a terrifying time at the party
→ Horrible and terrible means fearful.
→ Terrific = Wonderful
→ So, C is the Answer.
Select the alternative meaning of the underlined part of the sentence.
The chain snatchers took to their heels when the police party arrived.
took shelter in a thick jungle
open indiscriminate fire
took to flight
The given statement is followed by some courses of action. Assuming the statement to be true, decide the correct option.
There has been a significant drop in the water level in the lakes supplying water to the city.
Course of action:
(I) The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
(II) The government should appeal to all the residents through mass media for minimal use of water.
(III)The government should ban the water supply in lower areas.
Statements I and II follow
Statements I and III follow
Statements II and III follow
All statements follow
Banning of water in lower areas is not the solution of the problem.
The industrialist load a personnel jet.
I write my experience in my personnel diary.
All personnel are being given the day off.
Being religious is a personnel aspect.
Completely forgot - - - don’t just know
Forgot completely - - - don’t just know
Completely forgot - - - just don’t know
Forgot completely - - - just don’t know
Since the report lacked needed information, it was of no use to them.
The report was useless to them because there were no needed information in it.
Since the report did not contain the needed information, it was not real useful to them
Since the report lacked needed information, it would not have been useful to them.
(C) not really useful
(D) would not have been
Mr., was, found, on
a, was, found, at
the, was, found, on
a, being, find at
(iii) and (iv)
(ii) and (iii)
(i), (ii) and (iii)
→ He is unlikely due to lack of requisite temperament ------- (ii) is True
→ He was guilty of throwing away his wicket severral times ------- (iii) is True
Alexander would not have turned his attention towards India had he not conquered Persia.
Alexander was not ready to rest on his laurels, and wanted to march to India
Alexander was completely in control of his army and could command it to move towards India
Since Alexander’s kingdom extended to Indian borders after the conquest of Persia, he was keen to move further
Y be " he had conquered Persia"
∼X be "Alexander would not have turned his attention towards India"
∼Y be "he had not conquered Persis"
Answer is option A.
(1) Adopt ⇒ Legally take and bring it up as one's own.
(2) Adapt ⇒ Make suitable for a new use or purpose.
(3) Adept ⇒ Very skilled (or) proficienct at something.
(4) Accept ⇒ Believe (or) come to recognize as valid (or) correct.
Option B is correct.
He wants all the money
He will return the money
He will assume final responsibility
He will resist all enquiries
⇒ It represents that this is the final stage of responsibility.
The Palghat gap is caused by high rainfall and high temperatures in southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala
The regions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala that are near the Palghat Gap are low-lying
The low terrain of the Palghat Gap has a significant impact on weather patterns in neighbouring parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Higher summer temperatures result in higher rainfall near the Palghat Gap area
⇒ Option C is suitable option.
Strategies are now available for eliminating psychiatric illnesses
Certain psychiatric illnesses have a genetic basis
All human diseases can be traced back to genes and how they are expressed
In the future, genetics will become the only relevant field for identifying psychiatric illnesses
It was a former British colony
Indian Information Technology professionals have colonized the world
India does not follow any colonial practices
India has helped other countries gain freedom
India is a post-colonial country because "It was a former British colony" that means if a country is called post colonial then it came into existence after the colonies rules and it can become a independent.
did you say
did you say that
had you said
1 : S, 2 : P, 3 : Q, 4 : R
1 : P, 2 : Q, 3 : R, 4 : S
1 : Q, 2 : R, 3 : S, 4 : P
1 : S, 2 : P, 3 : R, 4 : Q
Distort = misrepresent
Saturate = Soak completely
Utilize = use
The old city of Koenigsberg, which had a German majority population before World War 2, is now called Kaliningrad. After the events of the war, Kaliningrad is now a Russian territory and has a predominantly Russian population. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea on the north and the countries of Poland to the south and west and Lithuania to the east respectively. Which of the statements below can be inferred from this passage?
Kaliningrad was historically Russian in its ethnic make up
Kaliningrad is a part of Russia despite it not being contiguous with the rest of Russia
Koenigsberg was renamed Kaliningrad, as that was its original Russian name
Poland and Lithuania are on the route from Kaliningrad to the rest of Russia
A high proportion of the affected population has returned from neighbouring countries where dengue is prevalent
More cases of dengue are now reported because of an increase in the Municipal Office’s administrative efficiency
Many more cases of dengue are being diagnosed this year since the introduction of a new and effective diagnostic test
The number of people with malarial fever (also contracted from mosquito bites) has increased this year
knows, will have
had known, could have
should have known, would have
Rule: If + past perfect then result to be perfect conditional (or) perfect continuous condition.
Then answer is Option C.
Rambling = lengthy and confused (or) inconsequential
(i), (ii) and (iv)
(i) and (iv)
(i) is incorrect as it generalizes the experimental evidence of the star and assumes it to be always true, which may not be the case every time.
(ii) and (iii) is anyway wrong.
Hence, answer is option (D).
Particularism = Exclusive attachment to one's own group, party (or) Nation.
Diffuseness = The spatial property of being spread out over a wide area (or) through a large volume.
Specificity = The quality of belonging (or) relating uniquely to a particular subject.
shall have flown
He is of Asian origin.
They belonged to Africa.
She is an European.
They migrated from India to Australia.
→ We can't use "an" infront of European. It can be pronounced as European. Here E is silent.
→ So, option C is the answer
Failure is the pillar of success.
Honesty is the best policy.
Life begins and ends with adventures.
No adversity justifies giving up hope.
Option D is related to the given information.
Despite several setbacks the mission succeeded in its attempt to resolve the conflict.
Synonyms = Diminish, alleviate, reduce etc.
They gave us the money back less the service charges of Three Hundred rupees.
This country’s expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh.
The committee initially asked for a funding of Fifty Lakh rupees, but later settled for a lesser sum.
This country’s expenditure on educational reforms is very less.
In the sentence "very less" is incorrect instead of this we use "much less" or else "very little".
that can refer groups of things.
who can refer to people.
which can introduces a non-essential clause.
whom can refer to object of a verb (or) preposition.
Not designed to make the post attractive
having to visit
for a visit
how to write a letter of condolence
what emotional stages are passed through in the healing process
what the leading causes of death are
how to give support to a grieving friend
Belied - Not appropriate to given
Betrayed - Most appropriate to given (Reveal intentionally)
Suppressed - Irrevalent to given
Answer is option C.
Restrain - keep under control
Cherish - befond of
Conserve - protect from harm i.e., keeping safety, loss of destruction
Answer is option d.
→ Same as a land which is not used called fallow.
Modern warfare has resulted in civil strife.
Chemical agents are useful in modern warfare.
Use of chemical agents in warfare would be undesirable.
People in military establishments like to use chemical agents in war.