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1. The average age of 20 students in a class is 20. When the age of their class teacher commuted with the total age of students, their average age, including the class teacher’s raises to 21. If so, what is the age of the class teacher ?

(a) 40

(b) 36

(c) 41 (Ans)

(d) 44

Answer : Total age of 20 students = 20 * 20 = 400.

After inclusion of teacher, total age = 21 [No of members] * 21 [New average age] = 441.

Age of new entrant [teacher] = 441 – 400 = 41

2. Rajan travels from Kannur to Kozhikode by a car at speed of 60 Km/hour and returns back by hiring a gipsy at a speed of 50 Km/ hour. Then what will be the average speed of his vehicles through out their to and fro journey. ?

(a) 54-6/11 km/hour (Ans)

(b) 57 km/hour

(c) 55-6/11 Km/hour

(d) 54-5/11 Km/hour

Answer : If ‘a’ & ‘b’ are the speed in to and fro journey of vehicles By short method formula to arrive average speed = 2ab/a+b

ie, 2*60*50 /60+50 = 6000/110 = 54-6/11

3. Mr. X complete a piece of work with in 8 hours and whereas Mr. Y complete the same piece of work in 6 hours. If both Mr. X & Y operate the same work jointly, in how may hours they complete the same work ?

(a) 7/14 Hrs

(b) 24/7 Hrs (Ans)

(c) 5 hours

(d) Not given

Answer : If ‘x’ and ‘y’ be the number of days required individually by two persons, then by Short method formula, the number of days required to complete the same work by joining them is = xy = 6*8 = 48
x+y 6+8 14

= 24/7 [If three persons worked the short method formula becomes as xyz .]
xy + xz + zx

4. Raman & Krishnan will complete a job in 6 days and 12 days respectively according to their capacity. Govindan will complete the same of piece of work in a single day that which Raman & Krishnan both do in a single day. If Krishnan and Govindan wishes to complete the same work, in how many days they take to finish the work

(a) 5 days

(b) 3 days (Ans)

(c) 4 days

(d) 4.5 days

Answer : Here Raman and Krishnan do the work in 6*12 days ie 72 ie in 4 days
6+12 18

It is stated that the job of Raman & Krishnan in one day is equals to Govindan’s one day work. Otherwise it means that Govindan complete the assigned work in 4 days. If Krishnan & Govindan work jointly, the work will be completed in

12*4 = 48 = 3 days
12+4 16

5. A train running in 90Km/hour, having 100 metres long, crosses a train running in another track in opposite direction with speed of 54 Km per hours having 140 metres. How many seconds will take the trains to cross each other fully ?

(a) 9 seconds

(b) 6 seconds (Ans)

(c) 8 seconds

(d) No given

Answer : Here we want to calculate the relative speed or velocity. Since the trains are moving in opposite directions the relative speed will arrive by summing up i.e. 90 Km hr + 54 Km/hr = ie. 144 Km/hour = 40 m/secs [to convert Km/hour to metres/seconds we want to multiply the term by 5/18.]

The total distance of crossing, [i.e. length of two trains] = 100m + 140m = 240m

The time required to cross 240m by 40m/secs speed = 240/40 = 6 seconds [Conversion of metres/seconds to KM/seconds will be arrived by multiplying by 18/5.]
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Postal Assistant aptitude Question papers English

1. Find out which part of the sentence has an error

(a) They were traveling

(b) in the metro when they heard (Ans)

(c) a weird sound very close to them

(d) No Error

2. The ……….. growth of the jungle hid the ancient ruins completely.

(a) thickly

(b) luxurious

(c) densely

(d) luxuriant (Ans)

3. It is the house ……. door is painted red.

(a) that

(b) whose (Ans)

(c) which

(d) none of these

4. He did time for more than six months. This sentence means ;-

(a) He fought against time until his views accepted for more than six months.

(b) He gave his service to the prisoners for more than six months.

(c) He was in prison for more than six months. (Ans)

(d) He spent his time for recognition for more than six months.

5. Hardly ……………………………..

(a) I had started than it began to rain.

(b) I had started when it began to rain.

(c) had I started than it began to rain.

(d) had I started when it began to rain. (Ans)

6. That marriage won’t last. I will give them two months …….. the outside.

(a) on

(b) at (Ans)

(c) by

(d) over

7. I can see from your expression that you are thinking deep ……

(a) thought

(b) think

(c) thinking cap

(d) thoughts (Ans)

Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the words

8. Decrepit

(a) lurid

(b) dangerous

(c) healthy

(d) feeble (Ans)

9. jettison

(a) discard (Ans)

(b) defeat

(c) deduce

(d) yield

The antonyms of the following words

10. doleful

(a) melancholy

(b) cheerful (Ans)

(c) mournful

(d) grim

11. dovish

(a) draconian

(b) hawkish (Ans)

(c) peevish

(d) lavish

12. The longer you keep this fruit, it will depreciate.

(a) easier

(b) much

(c) the more (Ans)

(d) the most

13. The plane landed. I saw. The combined form of these sentences ;-

(a) l saw the plane landing.

(b) I saw the plane landed.

(c) I saw the plane land. (Ans)

(d) I saw the plane to land.

Spot the error

1 2 4 5

14. The grounds were/ dedicated as / a cemetery for those who died in the war. / No Error.

(a) (1,

(b) b)2

(c) 3 (Ans)

(d) 4

15. The problem is anything ……………….. easy.

(a) for

(b) but (Ans)

(c) off

(d) by

16. Let’s get busy with the clearing up, …. ?

(a) shan’t we

(b) shall we (Ans)

(c) will you

(d) don’t we

17. Lights were burning ……………….

(a) in the upstairs room (Ans)

(b) in the upstair room

(c) in the upstairs

(d) in the room upstair

18. A special squad has been formed to crack down on fare dodgers ……… the train.

(a) in

(b) on (Ans)

(c) by

(d) down

19. She died after a long ………………

(a) illness (Ans)

(b) disease

(c) malady

(d) none of these

20. Which of the following sentences carries a grammatical error ?

(a) Because of family break-ups, the children are stretched to a breaking point.

(b) None but him can tackle the problem.

(c) He divided his property equally between his four sons.

(d) Your interference in matters that don’t concern you have gone far enough. (Ans)

21. Which of the following sentences are grammatically incorrect ?

(a) The patient has responded to the treatment fairly better than expected.

(b) All three men were charged for conspiracy to defraud the officials from all their money.

(c) He was asked to write the messages for children only with pencil.

(d) Be prudent in what you say to other lest you should hurt their feelings.

1. a, b 2. a, b 3. b, c 4. d

(Ans : 2)

22. Food and accommodation ………….. charged separately.

(a) is

(b) are (Ans)

(c) has

(d) have

23. Any doctor who prescribes surgery for a black-and-blue mark ………… be a quack.

(a) must (Ans)

(b) should

(c) might

(d) is

24. ‘He said, ‘I am visiting the dentist’s ”xt week’. The reported speech of this sentence

(a) He said that he was visiting the dentist’s the following week.

(b) He said that he is visiting the dentist’s the following week.

(c) He said that he would be visiting the dentist’s the following week. (Ans)

(d) He said that the next week will be the day for the visit.

25. The plural of the word ‘ileum’

(a) ileums

(b) ilea (Ans)

(c) ileal

(d) ileu
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India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant- Part – 1 English

1. She has the —–to this property
(a) Wright
(b) Write
(c) Rite
(d) Right – Ans

2. Vitamin K is essential for the ——of blood.
(a) Thinning
(b) Thickening
(c) Clotting – Ans
(d) Spilling

3. Fetch me a ———-of water
(a) Pile
(b) Pail – Ans
(c) Pale
(d) Pill

4. When they came down the hill, the ——- was steep.
(a) Dissent
(b) Descent – Ans
(c) Decent
(d) Descant

5. Synonym of the word ‘Meritorious’
(a) Wire
(b) Deserving – Ans
(c) Diligent
(d) Intelligent

6. Antonym of the word ‘Foreign’
(a) Aboriginal
(b) Connected
(c) Native – Ans
(d) Local

7. A young lady who was standing at a ——– got trapped in a valley of bullets and was killed the spot.
(a) corner ——near
(b) Scooter —-of
(c) counter—–on – Ans
(d) step——-in

8. The train will leave at 8.30 PM, we have been ready by 7.30 PM so that we can reach the station in time.
(a) were
(b) must be – Ans
(c) should be
(d) are

9. A person who gathers information secretly ——
(a) Spy – Ans
(b) Reporter
(c) Correspondent
(d) Writer

10. A person who abstains from alcoholic drinks
(a) Vegetarian
(b) Teetotaler – Ans
(c) Pilgrim
(d) Philanthropist

India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant-PART -II – GK

11. Animals that eat flesh are—-
(a) Cannibals
(b) Herbivorous
(c) Carnivorous – Ans
(d) Quadruped

12. Diagonal is to square, diameter is to —–
(a) Earth
(b) Circle – Ans
(c) Clock
(d) Cube

13. The number of players in Basketball is—-
(a) 5 – Ans
(b) 7
(c) 6
(d) 8

14. Ikebana is a flower arrangement style in ——
(a) South Korea
(b) Japan – Ans
(c) Thailand
(d) Singapore

15. The southern most tip of India is
(a) Kanyakumari
(b) Portblair
(c) Minicoy Island
(d) Indira Point – Ans

16. Numismatics is a study of ——-
(a) Stamps
(b) Animals
(c) Birds
(d) Coins – Ans

17. When something burns, which gas is used up ——–
(a) Hydrogen
(b) Oxygen – Ans
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Carbondioxide

18. Data Saheb Phalke Award winner in Karnataka Film Industry —-
(a) Vishnuvardhan
(b) G. V. Iyer
(c) Dr. Rajkumar – Ans
(d) Girish Karnad

19. Dove is the symbol of ——–
(a) Peace – Ans
(b) Terrorism
(c) War
(d) Mourning

20. Jnanapeeth Award winner from Karnataka
(a) Ashapurna Devi
(b) Akhilan
(c) Narayana Reddy
(d) Shivarama Karanth – Ans

21. Vandemataram is written by——
(a) Sharat Chandra Chattergee
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Chitta – ranjan Das
(d) Bankim Chandra Chattergee – Ans

22. Who is India’s first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
(a) Aarthie Ramaswamy
(b) Koneru Humpy
(c) S. Meenakshi
(d) S. Vijayalakshmi – Ans

23. The age of a tree can be determined by
(a) Measuring its height
(b) Measuring its diameter
(c) Analyzing its sap
(d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem – Ans

24. The earth is :
(a) Spherical
(b) Elliptical – Ans
(c) Oblate Spheroid
(d) Prolate Spheroid

25. Which of the following classical dance originated in Tamil Nadu ?
(a) Kathakali
(b) Kathak
(c) Bharatanatyam – Ans
(d) Odissi

26. The one rupee note bears the signature of
(a) Secretary, Ministry of Finance – Ans
(b) Governor Reserve Bank of India
(c) Finance Minister
(d) None of these

27. Which of the following is not a primary colour :
(a) Blue
(b) Green
(c) Red
(d) Black – Ans

28. Meteorology is the science of ——-
(a) Weather – Ans
(b) Meteors
(c) Matals
(d) Earthquakes

29. Which of the following is present in hard water
(a) Calcium – Ans
(b) Aluminium
(c) Sodium
(d) Chlorine

30. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?
(a) Samaveda
(b) Rigveda – Ans
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda

India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant-PART -III Mathematics

31. Minimum number that should be added to 23087 to make it completely divisible by 8 is ——
(a) 1 – Ans
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

32. Ratio of costs of a table and a chair is 5:3 if the table’s cost is Rs.500/- more than the cost of the chair, what is the cost of the chair ?
(a) Rs. 1250
(b) Rs.1750
(c) Rs.1450
(d) Rs.750 – Ans

33. 1646 – (13 X 18) + 249 = ? + 875
(a) 786 – Ans
(b) 687
(c) 2486
(d) 2356

34. 12% of 650 + ? % of 400 = 110
(a) 25
(b) 18
(c) 8 – Ans
(d) 80

35. The price of 349 coconuts are Rs.2094. What will be price of 26 doszens of coconuts ?
(a) Rs.1662
(b) Rs. 1562
(c) Rs.2062
(d) Rs.1872 – Ans

36. One person took a loan of Rs.5000/- for 3 years on simple interest. After three years he paidback Rs.6200/- including the principal and the interest accrued. Calculate the rate of interest
(a) 6%
(b) 7%
(c) 8% – Ans
(d) 7.5%

37. Let R=qs-4 When s=8, R=16. When s=10, R is equal to
(a) 11
(b) 14
(c) 20
(d) 21 – Ans

38. The side of a square field is 12.5m. What is the cost of laying grass in it at Rs.6.40 per square metre ?
(a) Rs.100
(b) Rs.1000 – Ans
(c) Rs.500
(d) Rs.2000

39. If two angles of a triangle are 70 and 40, the third angle is
(a) 60o
(b) 90o
(c) 70o – Ans
(d) 120 o

40.The difference between two numbers is 2 and their sum is 10. What is the product of the two numbers ?
(a) 12
(b) 6
(c) 24 – Ans
(d) 20

PART – IV Reasoning

41. ‘Table’ is related to ‘Wood’, in the same ways as ‘Shirt’ is related to :
(a) Cotton
(b) Cloth – Ans
(c) Thread
(d) Garment

42. In a certain code language POWER is written as 61452 and COULD be written as 81379. How will the word COUPLE be written in that code language :
(a) 913765
(b) 831657
(c) 813675 – Ans
(d) 813567

43. If ‘P’ means ‘-‘ ‘Q’ means ‘x’, ‘R’ means ‘+’ then what will be the value of the following expression ?
(a) 40
(b) 48 – Ans
(c) 52
(d) 46

44. Pointing to photograph of a man, John said, ‘He is the father of the brother of my son’s mother”. How is John related to the man in the photograph?
(a) Brother
(b) Son-in-law – Ans
(c) Father – in – law
(d) Cousin

45. Find the odd pair
(a) 28, 4
(b) 35, 5
(c) 63, 7 – Ans
(d) 56, 8

46. Which number should come in the place of question mark in the following number series – 9,20, 33, 48, ? , 84, 105
(a) 60
(b) 65
(c) 62 – Ans
(d) 66

47. Which one word cannot be formed from the letters of the word PARAPHERNALIA
(a) RENAL
(b) PRAISE
(c) PENAL
(d) PEAR – Ans

48. If Z=52, and ACT = 48, then BAT will be equal to
(a) 39
(b) 41 – Ans
(c) 44
(d) 46

49. Race:Fatigue:: Fast : ?
(a) Hunger – Ans
(b) Food
(c) Race
(d) Laziness

50. ‘Artist’ is related to ‘Painting’ in the same way as ‘Symphony’ is related to
(a) Poet
(b) Novelist
(c) Composer – Ans
(d) Essayist

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Recruitment Solved Paper
1. Jatak stories are written in ancient …… language.
(A) Sanskrit
(B) Brahmi
(C) Greek
(D) Pali
Ans : (D)

2. Who among the following is the Head of Indian Republic ?
(A) Prime Minister
(B) President
(C) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(D) Vice-President
Ans : (B)

3. On which of the following dates was the Indian Constitution approved by the Constituent Assembly ?
(A) November 26, 1949
(B) January 26, 1950
(C) August 15, 1947
(D) January 30, 1948
Ans : (A)

4. Which countries take part in Commonwealth games ?
(A) All the countries of the world
(B) The countries which had been under British rule
(C) Countries of Asian-Pacific region
(D) Developing nations
Ans : (B)

5. Vishwanathan Anand is associated with which of the following games ?
(A) Snooker
(B) Billiards
(C) Chess
(D) Ice-Hockey
Ans : (C)
6. What is the full form of ‘http’ ?
(A) Hypo Test Transfer Protocol
(B) Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
(C) Hyper Test Transfer Proxy
(D) None of these
Ans : (B)

7. The following generates and spreads polio—
(A) Parasite
(B) Bacteria
(C) Virus
(D) Protozoa
Ans : (C)

8. Naphthoquinone is the chemical name of which of the following ?
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin K
(D) Vitamin D
Ans : (C)

9. Who is honoured as the best Member of Parliament of 2009 ?
(A) Hema Malini
(B) Jaipal Reddy
(C) M. M. Joshi
(D) Manmohan Singh
Ans : (C)

10. According to some archaeologists, the structure of Lothal indicates to be which of the following ?
(A) Fort
(B) Dockyard
(C) Public building
(D) Great tank
Ans : (B)

11. Consultants of liquefied petroleum gas are—
(A) Butane and Propane
(B) Ethane and Hexane
(C) Ethane and Nonane
(D) Butane and Nonane
Ans : (A)

12. What is the name of the hobby of collecting postal stamps ?
(A) Philanthrophy
(B) Numismatics
(C) Philately
(D) Philology
Ans : (C)

13. Symbolic sign of rupees is the combination of Roman and …… scripts.
(A) Devnagari
(B) Tamil
(C) Telugu
(D) Gurumukhi
Ans : (A)

14. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 ?
(A) Barack Obama
(B) Bil Clinton
(C) Mekhyl Gorbachev
(D) Nicolus Sarkozy
Ans : (A)

15. ‘Rajtarangini’ is considered as an authentic book on history of India. The author of this book was—
(A) Banbhatta
(B) Ravikirti
(C) Pushpadanta
(D) Kalhan
Ans : (D)

16. Twitter, facebook and orkut are the examples of …… websites.
(A) E-mail
(B) Social networking
(C) Search engine
(D) Internet telephony
Ans : (B)

17. H1N1 virus causes which of the following diseases ?
(A) Swine flue
(B) Chikungunia
(C) Dengue
(D) Avian flue
Ans : (A)

18. Biological pigment, that gives colour to human skin, is called—
(A) Protein
(B) Melanin
(C) Vitamin
(D) Toxin
Ans : (B)

19. Which of the following dances belongs originally to Kerala ?
(A) Odissi
(B) Kathak
(C) Kuchipudi
(D) Kathkali
Ans : (D)

20. Nathu-La is located in Himalayas. What does ‘La’ mean ?
(A) Glacier
(B) Pass
(C) Hillock
(D) Crevasse
Ans : (B)

21. My school is situated in east side of my home. My father’s office is located in south-west side of my school. There is a park in south side of my school. My house is located in which side
of the park ?
(A) East
(B) North-west
(C) South-east
(D) South
Ans : (B)

22. Which of the following is an odd one ?
(A) Calf
(B) Colt
(C) Cat
(D) Puppy
Ans : (C)

23. Father’s age is five times to that of the son. After 20 years, the father is of 40 years. Then what would be the age of the son ?
(A) 20
(B) 22
(C) 21
(D) 24
Ans : (D)

24. An examine had to score 40% to pass in question paper-I, but he scored only 40 marks and failed by 20 marks. What had been the maximum marks for question paper-I ?
(A) 100
(B) 200
(C) 150
(D) 180
Ans : (C)

25. Six times of an unknown number is 13 less than 55. That unknown number would be—
(A) 10
(B) 7
(C) 11
(D) 5
Ans : (B)

26. A shopkeeper of sports goods bought 2000 hockey sticks. The cost price of each stick is Rs. 350. 10% of the sticks were faulty and not worth-selling. To gain 8% profit, at what price should, each of the rest sticks, be sold ?
(A) 360
(B) 400
(C) 420
(D) 450
Ans : (C)

27. Population of a colony of ants is increasing by 20% per day. If the population on Monday was 3000, on which day of that week the population would be 5184 ?
(A) Wednesday
(B) Tuesday
(C) Thursday
(D) Friday
Ans : (C)

28. Three racers, Ajay, Bharat and Charan, took part in a race, Ajay completed his race, 20 metres ahead of Bharat and 34 metres ahead of Charan, while Bharat completed his race 21 metres ahead of Charan. While running, no racer could change his speed. What was the distance of race ?
(A) 40 metre
(B) 50 metre
(C) 60 metre
(D) 70 metre
Ans : (C)

29. 20 persons assemble 8 machines in a day. How many persons will be required to assemble 12 machines in a day ?
(A) 40
(B) 20
(C) 30
(D) 42
Ans : (C)

30. Length and circumference o f a football ground are 120 metres and 400 metres, respectively.What will be its area ?
(A) 6500 sq metre
(B) 9600 sq metre
(C) 6800 sq metre
(D) 4800 sq metre
Ans : (B)

31. At the close of a night feast, all the 8 participants shook hands with each other. How many times did the shake hand took place ?
(A) 8
(B) 16
(C) 28
(D) 64
Ans : (C)

32. Out of given options, choose the correct one—
BDFH, CBID, DZLZ, EXOV, ……
(A) FVRS
(B) FVQR
(C) FVRR
(D) FVSR
Ans : (C)

33. Fill up the blank—
8, 40, 20, 100, 50, ……, 125
(A) 225
(B) 250
(C) 200
(D) 150
Ans : (B)

34. If the digits of the number 86435192 are written in ascending order, what would be the difference between the second digit from right and fourth digit from left of the new number ?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 4
(D) 3
Ans : (C)

35. Out of these four numbers, three have similar characteristic and fall under a group. Choose this fourth odd number which is not a member of this group—
(A) 145
(B) 325
(C) 257
(D) 399
Ans : (D)

36. In a code language SECTOR is written as CESROT. How will OPPOSITION be written in the same code language ?
(A) SOPPONOITI
(B) NOITISOPPO
(C) SOPOPNOITI
(D) SOPPONOTIT
Ans : (A)

37. If it was Friday on June 30, 1989, what was the day on September 17, 1993 ?
(A) Wednesday
(B) Thursday
(C) Friday
(D) Saturday
Ans : (B)

38. Complete the series—
18, 27, 6, 9, 2, 3, ?
(A) 1
(B) 2/3
(C) 1/3
(D) 1/2
Ans : (B)

39. A train of 350 metres long is running at a speed of 32 km/hr. A man from the opposite direction is coming at a speed of 3 km/hr. How long will the train take to cross this man ?
(A) 28 sec
(B) 24 sec
(C) 36 sec
(D) 32 sec
Ans : (C)

40. 0•45 / 0•005 + 0•2 ??50 = ?
(A) 10
(B) 90
(C) 100
(D) 90•1
Ans : (C)

41. “A speech delivered without any previous preparation” can be expressed in one word only out of the following—
(A) Extempore
(B) Maiden
(C) Spinster
(D) Empiric
Ans : (A)

42. The garden is very dry today. Fetch me a …… of water.
(A) pale
(B) pail
(C) pile
(D) pill
Ans : (B)

43. Please, may I have……oranges ?
(A) a few
(B) some
(C) little
(D) less
Ans : (B)

44. Delhi is …… than Nagpur.
(A) more bigger
(B) so bigger
(C) very bigger
(D) much bigger
Ans : (D)

45. Use proper conjunction in the sentence given below—“Give me……poverty……riches.”
(A) is/was
(B) nor/neither
(C) neither/nor
(D) here/there
Ans : (C)

46. We need to……our appointment.
(A) reconnect
(B) reschedule
(C) reorganize
(D) regret
Ans : (B)

47. SCEPTICAL is exactly opposite to—
(A) Convinced
(B) Doubtful
(C) Questioning
(D) Cynic
Ans : (A)

48. Choose the wrongly spelt word—
(A) Relevent
(B) Poignant
(C) Prevalent
(D) Malignant
Ans : (A)

49. A person who hates the institution of marriage—
(A) Misologist
(B) Misogamist
(C) Misogynist
(D) Philogynist
Ans : (C)

50. We have been friends for ages. I …… her since we were children.
(A) am knowing
(B) are known
(C) have known
(D) is known
Ans : (C)

1. Who made the first balloon that could fly in the air -Jacques
2. Who invented the first bicycle-Baron Daris in 1816

3. Who discovered the metals sodium and potassium-Sir Humphry Davy

4. Who invented the compound microscope-Hans and Zacharias Janssen of Netherlands

5. Who discovered the laws of gravitation -Sir Issac Newton

6. Who compiled the first logarithmic table-John Napier in 1614
7. Which Danish physicist and chemist founded electromagnetism in 1820 and was also the first isolate aluminum-Hans Christian Oersted

8. Which planet was discovered by Sir Willam Herschel in 1781-Uranus

9. Name the gas discovered in air by Rayleigh and Ramsay -Argon

10. Who first made the incandescent lamp-Thomas Alva Edision

11. Who discovered Bahama , Cuba and west indies-Christopher Columbus

12. Who first isolated sodium-Sir Humpy Davy

13. Which mountain range did Henry stanely discover-The Mountains of the Moon

14. Who invented the jet engine-Frank whittle

15. Name inventor of the snooker -Naveil Bowles Chamberlain

16. Who first isolated the metallic element radium-Pierre and marie curie

17. Who invented the gasoline driven internal combustion engine -Gottlieb Daimler

18. Who discovered hydrogen gas-Henry Cavendish

19. Who made the first Electric motor -Michael Faraday

20. Who developed the first printing press in 1439-John Guttenbergh

21. What system of writing was invented by Sir Issac Pitman -Phonographic Shorthand

22. Who invented paper in China-Tsai Sun

23. Who is credited with being the inventor of the computer-Charles Babbage

24. Who first discovered how to measure density-Archimedes

25. Who invented the electric battery-Albert Einstein

26. Who invented motion picture projector-Thomas Alva Edision

27 Who discovered that water was produced by burning hydrogen-Henry Cavendish

28 Who invented television-John Baird

29 Who invented diesel engine-Rudolf Diesel

30 Who invented the battery-Alessandro Volta

31 Who invented military tank-Ernest Swinton of Britian in 1916

32 Who invented X-ray tube-Withelem Rontgen

33 Who invented the magic cube-Erno Rubic

34 Who propounded the Theory of Relativity -Albert Einstein

35 Who invented the first simple calculating machine-Blaise Pascal

36 Who invented shorthand-Sir Issac pitman

37 Who invented the safety -razor-King C Gillette

38 Who discovered the solar system-Copernicus

39 Who built the first submarine and when-David Bushnell in 1776
40 Who invented the lightning conductor -Benjamin Franklin
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1. Which state Police in India utilised the ‘Pigeon Post Service’?
Ans. Orissa State Police

2. When was the first commemorative stamp issued in India ?
Ans. In 1931 (to mark the inauguration of New Delhi)

3. The Cricketer from Australian Test Cricket team belongs to Australian Postal Service ?
Ans. Brad Hogg

4. The first Non Royal to appear on U.K. postage stamp?
Ans. William Shakespeare (1964)

5. In which language the first Megdoot Post card issued?
Ans. Tamil

6. First Postal stamp in the World?
Ans. Penny Black

7. When, the Indian Postal Stamp was cancelled at Mount Everest?
Ans. 1996 May 10 (by ITBP. Indo-Tibet Border Police)

8. Which is India’s first General Post Office?
Ans. Calcutta GPO (in 1774)

9. Which country issued the first self adhesive Postage stamp?
Ans. Sierra Leone (1964)

10. The first country issued new year greeting cards through Postal service?
Ans. China

11. When was the first Postal Stamp issued ?
Ans. 1840 May 6th

12. The first Indian Personality who was depicted in foreign stamps?
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

13. Which picture was depicted in First world stamp?
Ans. Queen Victoria’s Head

14. The busiest Post office in India?
Ans. Mumbai GPO

15. First Indian Postage stamp?
Ans. Scinde Dawk

16. No. of post offices having ‘Pictorial Cancellation facility’ in Kerala?
Ans. 23

17. India’s third scented postal stamp?
Ans. Jasmine (Rs. 15)

18. What is water mark ?
Ans. A design / mark on paper given at the time of production.

19. The first post card issued in Cochin state?
Ans. 1898 at the time of Raja Rama Varma I

20. Which country issued the first commemorative stamp in the world?
Ans. Romania
21. Date of formation of Kerala Postal Circle?
Ans. 1961 July 1

22. Highest Denomination of Indian Commemorative stamp ever since issued?
Ans.
1) Mother Theresa , Rs. 45/-
2) Acropora Formosa , Rs. 45/-

23. First burnt-wood smelt postage stamp issued by:
Ans. Brazil (1999) in connection with hazardous effect of forest fire.

24. Where was the first Gandhi stamp printed ?
Ans. Switzerland

25. No. of world countries now in UPU (Universal Postal Union)?
Ans. 192

26. First coffee scented stamp issued by:
Ans. Brazil

27. First personality in whose name the first Commemorative stamp was issued while he was
alive ?
Ans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

28. The only country in the world where home delivery and redirection of postal articles exists:
Ans. India

29. When India Post celebrated its 150th year of existence?
Ans. 2004-2005

30. When was the first Children’s day stamp issued:
Ans. 1957 Nov. 14 (Three stamps)

31. Who cancelled the Indian Postal Stamp in space suite?
Ans. Rakesh Sharma

32. Name of the Indian Post Office at Dakshin Gangotri (Antartica)
Ans. Maitri BO

33. Which stamp is called ‘Mourning stamp of India’?
Ans. Stamp of Mahatma Gandhi issued on 15.8.1948
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Previous Question Paper

Part -1- English

Directions (For Questions 1 to 4): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which express the correct meaning of the given word printed in bold.

1. Encompassing

a) Surrounding

b) Incorporating (Ans)

c) Enveloping

d) Accepting

2. Prudence

a) Wisdom (Ans)

b) Gentleness

c) Providence

d) Pride

3. Fetter

a) Restore

b) Lavish

c) Squander

d) Chain (Ans)

4. Diligent

a) Slack

b) Steady

c) Careful

d) Laborious (Ans)

Directions (For Question 5 and 6) : In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which is the most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold

5. Commendable

a) Invaluable

b) Undeserved

c) Unreliable

d) Unworthy (Ans)

6. Frugality

a) Luxury

b) Extravagance (Ans)

c) Providence

d) Familiarity

7. Substitute a single word for One who hates mankind

a) Mercenary

b) Philanthropist

c) Neurotic

d) Misanthropist (Ans)

8. Substitute a single word for ‘Violation of something holy and sacred’

a) Pollution

b) Pilferage

c) Sacrilege (Ans)

d) Pittance

9. Fill in the blank with a suitable word

He was apprised ……… the latest developments on the war front

a) of (Ans)

b) about

c) on

d) for

10. Find out the word which is spelt incorrect

a) Proficient

b) Efficient

c) Sufficient

d) Magnificient (Ans)

Part II General Knowledge

11. The Chilka Lake liea in between the deltas of

a) Ganga and Mahanadi

b) Godavari and Krishna

c) Mahanadi and Godavari (Ans)

d) Krishna and Kaveri

12. The deficiency of which one of the following leads to dental caries?

a) Zinc

b) Iron

c) Fluorine (Ans)

d) Copper

13. Who built the Red Fort in Delhi?

a) Aurangzed

b) Shah Jahan (Ans)

c) Jahangir

d) Akbar

14. Which country has the world’s youngest monarch?

a) Togo

b) Qatar

c) Monaco

d) Bhutan (Ans)

15. Which languages have recently been declared as classical languages?

a) Kannada and Telugu (Ans)

b) Tamil and Telugu

c) Tamil and Marathi

d) Bengali and Urdu

16. Who has written ‘The White Tiger’?

a) Jhumpa Lahiri

b) Aravind Adiga (Ans)

c) Kiran Desai

d) Salman Rushdie

17. India is the ……… country to send a spacecraft to the moon

a) 4th

b) 5th

c) 6th (Ans)

d) 7th

18. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is located in

a) Mumbai

b) Kolkata

c) Bengaluru

d) Hyderabad (Ans)

19. The highest Civilian award of India, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ was last awarded to

a) Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (Ans)

b) Ustad Bismillah Khan

c) Pandit Jasraj

d) Ustad Zakir Hussain

20. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is set to become the ….. President of the United States of America on 20th January 2009

a) 42nd

b) 44th (Ans)

c) 46th

d) 48th

21. India has the …….. rank in teledensity in the world at present

a) 1st

b) 2nd (Ans)

c) 3rd

d) 4th

22. Where are Asiatic wild ass found

a) Sikkim

b) Assam

c) Arunachal Pradesh

d) Gujarat (Ans)

23. Which Article of the Indian Constitution includes the Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizens

a) Article 50 A

b) Article 51 A (Ans)

c) Article 52 A

d) Article 53 A

24. Under the Indian Constitution, the power to issue a writ of ‘Habeas corpus’ is vested in

a) Both Supreme Court and High Courts (Ans)

b) Only High Courts

c) Only Supreme Court

d) All courts down to District Courts

25. During whose regime did the ‘Cripps Mission’ visit India

a) Lord Wellington

b) Lord Mountbatten

c) Lord Wavell

d) Lord Linlithgow (Ans)

26. Which of the following elements is not present in stainless steel?

a) Chromium

b) Iron

c) Tungsten (Ans)

d) Nickel

27. Which of the following wave lengths of light is absorbed maximum for photosynthesis

a) Blue Light (Ans)

b) Red Light

c) Green Light

d) Yellow Light

28. Inflation occurs when aggregate supply is

a) Equal to aggregate demand

b) More than aggregate demand

c) Less than aggregate demand (Ans)

d) None of the above

29. El Nino is

a) A sea storm (Ans)

b) A tropical disturbance

c) a warm ocean current

d) Another name of typhoon

30. Nuclear reactors used to produce electricity are based on?

a) Cold Fusion

b) Superconductivity

c) Nuclear Fusion

d) Nuclear Fission (Ans)

31. A car covers a distance of 200 kms in 2 hours 40 minutes, whereas a jeep covers the same distance in 2 hours. What is the ratio of their speeds?

a) 3 : 4 (Ans)

b) 4 : 3

c) 4 : 5

d) 5 : 4

32. In a certain code language CROWN is written as DPRSS. How will PRINT be written in that code language

a) QTMJU

b) QPLJY (Ans)

c) QTLJO

d) QTLKO

33. Which word cannot be made from the letters of following word: ‘OBSTETRICIAN’

a) SIREN

b) TERMITE (Ans)

c) RETAIN

d) SOBER

34. Which one of the numbers is wrong in the following series?

4, 8, 7, 14, 12, 24, 19, 36, 28

a) 12

b) 24 (Ans)

c) 28

d) 36

35. Starting from a point ‘P’ Dinesh walked 18 metres towards south. He turned to his left and walked 25 metres. He then turned to his left and walked 18 metres. He gain turned to his left and walked 35 metres and reached a point ‘Q’. How far is Dinesh from the point ‘P’ and in which direction?

a) 10 metres East

b) 10 metres West (Ans)

c) 35 metres West

d) 10 metres South

36. Sun : Star ::

a) Day : Night

b) Lamp : Light

c) Bed : Sleep

d) Dove : Bird (Ans)

37. ‘Hillock’ is related to ‘Mountains’ in the same way as Bush is related to

a) Ground

b) Jungle (Ans)

c) Plant

d) Tree

38. Find the odd one out

a) Swan (Ans)

b) Vulture

c) Ostrich

d) Eagle

39. The total cost price of two watches is Rs.840. One is sold at a profit of 16% and other at a loss of 12%. There is no loss or gain in the whole transaction the cost price of the watch on which the shopkeeper gains is

a) Rs.360 (Ans)

b) Rs.370

c) Rs.380

d) Rs.390

40. If a person repaid Rs.22,500 after 10 years of borrowing a loan at 10% per annum simple interest find out what amount did he take as loan

a) Rs.11,225

b) Rs.11,250 (Ans)

c) Rs.10,000

d) Rs.7500

41. ‘A, B’ and ‘C’ entered into partnership ‘A’ invested Rs.2,560 and ‘B’ Rs. 2,000. At end of the year they gained Rs. 1,105 out of which ‘A’ got Rs.320, ‘C’s capital was

a) Rs.4280 (Ans)

b) Rs.2840

c) Rs.4820

d) Rs.4028

42. The average age of 24 boys and their teacher is 15 years. When the teachers age is excluded the average age decreases by one year. The age of the teacher is

a) 38 years

b) 39 years (Ans)

c) 40 years

d) 41 years

43. A tank can be filled by two pipe in 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. When the tank was empty the two pipes were opened. After sometime, the first pipe were opened. After sometime, the first pipe was stopped and the tank was filled in 18 minutes. After how much time of the start was the first pipe stopped

a) 5 minutes

b) 8 minutes (Ans)

c) 10 minutes

d) 12 minutes

44. Complete the following series : 380, 465, 557, 656, 762, 875 ….

a) 995 (Ans)

b) 992

c) 975

d) 985

45. Two trains are moving on two parallel tracks but in opposite directions. A person sitting in the train moving at the speed of 80 km/hr passes the second train in 18 seconds. If the length of the second train is 1000 metres, its speed is

a) 100 km/hr

b) 120 km/hr (Ans)

c) 140 km/hr

d) 160 km/hr

46. Fill in the blank

BLOCKED : YOLXPVW :: ……..?…….. OZFMXS

a) RESULT

b) LAUNCH (Ans)

c) LABOUR

d) NAUGHT

47. If in a certain language PRIVATE is coded as 1234567 and RISK is coded as 2098 how is RIVETS coded in that language?

a) 687543

b) 234769 (Ans)

c) 496321

d) 246598

48. In an examination 65% of the total examinees passed. If the number of failures was 420 what was the total number of examinees?

a) 1200 (Ans)

b) 685

c) 690

d) 1000

49. Dr. Sharma bought a car and got 15% of its original price as dealers discount. He then sold it with 20% profit on his purchase price. What percentage profit did he get on the original price

a) 2% (Ans)

b) 12%

c) 5%

d) 17%

50. A and B together can complete a work in 8 days and B and C together in 12 days. All of the three together can complete the work in 6 days. In how much time can A and C together complete the work?

a) 8 days (Ans)

b) 10 days

c) 12 days

d) 14 days
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English

(Qns. 1-5: Find the one that best fits in the Blank space)

1. The Superintendent who was on a surprise visit to the post office entered the mails branch and said, ‘it is high lime that the postmen——-to their beats’

a. go

b. went (Ans)

c. shall go

d. should have gone
2. Neither of us——- fit for the job of a postman

a. is (Ans)

b. could

c. are

d. can
3. As the postman of this beat I am your friend, —–?

a. amn’t I

b. isn’t I (Ans)

c. doesn’t I

d aren’t I
4. One of the weighing scales——–received in a damaged condition

a. was (Ans)

b. were

c. did

d. being
5. ‘This building is very old’, the postmaster said, ‘I have to search for an——-builiding for the post office’

a. alternate (Ans)

b. alternative

c. alternant

d. alterant

(Qns. 6-10: Select the word for the difinition given)

6. Arrange into different groups according to certain criterion,

a. sort (Ans)

b. divide

c. dispatch

d. post
7. Bag of letters for conveyance by post

a. mail (Ans)

b. male

c. maile

d. melee
8. With great speed

a. post-haste (Ans)

b. post-chaise

c. post-horse

d. Post-horn
9. One who collects and studies postage stamps

a. philander

b. philanthropist

c. philatelist (Ans)

d. phillumenist
10. Aspecial commemorative postmark

a. cache

b. cachet (Ans)

c. catheter

d. cathode

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Part 2

Mathematics

Name of the student Boy or girl Science Social Studies English Mathe-matics Vinitha Girl 20 25 30 35 Paul Boy 35 25 35 35 Kurup Boy 20 20 25 25 Peter Boy 25 15 15 20 Krishan Boy 10 10 10 20 Suma Girl 20 15 35 30 Kavitha Girl 25 15 25 25
(Qns. 11-202 are based on the data in the table below. The table shows marks obtained by some students in four subjects. The maximum mark for each subject was 50)
11. What is the average marks of girls in English?

a. 30 (Ans)

b. 35

c. 25

d. 15
12. What is the lowest percentage of marks scored by a student in Science?

a. 20 (Ans)

b. 10

c. 30

d. 15
13. How many students scored 50% of above in Mathematics?

a. 4

b. 5 (Ans)

c. 2

d. None
14. If 80% or above entitles a student ‘A’ grade in a subject, how many got ‘A’ grade in Social Studies?

a. One

b. Two

c. Three

d. None (Ans)
15. If 50% is needed for pass in a subject how many failed in English?

a. One

b. Two (Ans)

c. Three

d. None
16. Who among the boys scored the best marks in English and what is the percentage he scored?

a. Paul, 70% (Ans)

b. Paul, 35%

c. Suma, 70%

d. Paul and Suma, 70%
17. How many students rank below Vinitha in Mathematics?

a. 6

b. 5 (Ans)

c. 4

d. 3
18. Whose overall performance is the poorest?

a. Peter’s

b. Kurup’s

c. Kavitha’s

d. Krishnan’s (Ans)
19. Which of the following is Vinitha’s marks in the four subjects arranged in the ascending order of percentage scored?

a. 70 (Mathematics), 60 (English), 50 (Social Studies), 40 (Science)

b. 40 (Science), 50 (Social Studies), 60 (English), 70 (Mathematics) (Ans)

c. 35 (Mathematics), 30 (English), 25 (Social Studies), 20 (Science)

d. 20 (Science), 25 (Social Studies), 30 (English), 35 (Mathematics)
20. Which is the subject for which the highest marks were scored by all the students together?

a. English

b. Mathematics (Ans)

c. Social Studies

d. Science

Part 2

General Knowledge

21. Who was India’s nominee for the post of UN Secretary General?

a. Lalith Mansingh

b. Chinmaya R. Gharekhan

c. Indra Nooyi

d. Shashi Tharoor (Ans)
22. Which of the following is TRUE of chikungunya?

a. A viral illness spread by mosquito (Ans)

b. An illness spread by chicken

c. A fungal illness spread by mosquito

d. A bacterial illness spread by mosquito
23. Which country created news in October 2006 by announcing that it performed nuclear weapons test?

a. France

b. Israel

c. South Korea

d. North Korea (Ans)
24. Which of the following is NOT TRUE of India?

a. Smallest state is Goa

b. Least populous state is Sikkim

c. Area wise the largest state is Rajasthan

d. Most populous state is Tamil Nadu (Ans)
25. As Rajghat is associated with Mahatma Gandhi and Santhivan with Nehru, which place is associated with B.R. Ambedkar?

a. Sakthisthal

b. Veerbhoomi

c. Chaithrabhoomi (Ans)

d. Vijayghat
26. Who wrote the book ‘The annihilation of caste’?

a. B.R. Ambedkar (Ans)

b. Kanshi Ram

c. Mayavati

d. Ram Vilas Paswan
27. “Self-respect is a most vital factor in life. Without it man is mere cipher”. Who said this?

a. Alexander Pope

b. Erich Segal

c. B.R. Ambedkar (Ans)

d. George Eliot
28. Which among the following mountain peaks is the highest?

a. Nanda Devi

b. Kanchenjunga (Ans)

c. Badrinath

d. Nunkun
29. Which of the following is NOT TRUE of India’s national flag?

a. It is a horizondal tri-colour

b. The ratio between the width of the flag to its length is two to five (Ans)

c. Its design was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22 July, 1947.

d. Its use and display are regulated by a code
30. Which was the first political occasion when ‘Vande Matharam’ was sung?

a. 1896 session of the INC (Ans)

b. 1912 session of the INC

c. On 15 August 1947

d. On 26 January 1950
31. Which of the following is TRUE of Indian Standard Time?

a. 5.5 hours ahead of GMT (Ans)

b. 4.5 hours ahead of GMT

c. 3.5 hours ahead of GMT

d. 2.5 hours ahead of GMT
32. On May 11,2000 India’s population was estimated to have reached:

a. One billion (Ans)

b. Two billion

c. Three billion

d. Four billion

33. How many mother tonges are spoken in India?

a. More than 1600 (Ans)

b. Less than 500

c. More than 2500

d. 22
34. Some incidents in India’s freedom movement are arranged chronologically in the options below. Which of them is correct?

a. First meeting of INC, Formation of the Muslim League, Massacre of Jalianwallabagh, Moplah rebellion in Malabar (Ans)

b. Moplah rebllion in Malabar, First meeting of INC, Formation of the Musllim League, Massacre of Jalianwallabagh

c. Massacre of Jalianwallabagh, First meeting of INC, Moplah rebellion in Malabar, Formation of Muslim league

d. Formation of Muslim league, First meeting of INC, Moplah rebellion in Malabar, Massacre of Jalianwallabagh

35. Which of the following is NOT TRUE of the constitution of Inida?

a. It was dawn up by a Constituent Assembly

b. It came into effect on 15 August 1947(Ans)

c. It closely follows the British Parliamentary model

d. It differs from the British Parliamentary model in holding that the constitution is supreme and not parliament
36. What is a group of owls called?

a. A parliament (Ans)

b. A bed

c. A shoal

d. A flock
37. Which is India Post’s web site?

a. indiapost.co.in

b. indiapost.net

c. indiapost.gov.in (Ans)

d. indiapost.com
38. Who among the following is given the credit of establishing the modern postal system in Inida?

a. Lord Clive (Ans)

b. Lord Mountbatten

c. Lalith Mansingh

d. Shashi Tharoor
39. Expand the abbreviation GPO

a. Generic Post Office

b. General Post Office (Ans)

c. Group Post Office

d. Grand Post Office
40. PIN code zone No.6 includes besides Kerala:

a. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

b. Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep (Ans)

c. Tamil Nadu

d. Karnataka

India Post model questions

Aptitude questions for practice Profit and Loss

1. A man buys a cycle for Rs.1400 and sells it at a loss of 15%. What is the selling price of the cycle?
A. Rs. 1090 B. Rs. 1160
C. Rs. 1190 D. Rs. 1202
Solution
S.P = 85% of Rs.1400
= Rs.(85/100×1400)
Rs.1190.

2. When a commodity is sold for Rs.34.80, there is a loss of 2%. What is the cost price of the commodity?
A. Rs. 26.10 B. Rs.43
C. Rs. 43.20 D. Rs. 46.40
Solution
C.P = Rs.(100 / 75×34.80)
= Rs.46.40.

3. Sam purchased 20 dozens of toys at the rate of Rs. 375 per dozen. He sold each one of them at the rate of Rs. 33. What was his percentage profit?
A. 3.5 B. 4.5
C. 5.6 D. 6.5
Solution
C.P of 1 toy = Rs.(375/12)
= Rs.31.25
S.P of 1 toy = Rs.33.
Therefore,Profit = (1.75/31.25×100)%
=(28/5)%
=5.6%.

4. A fruit seller sells mangoes at the rate of Rs.9 per kg and thereby loses 20%. At what price per kg, he should have sold them to make a profit of 5%?
A. Rs.11.81 B. Rs.12
C. Rs.12.25 D. Rs.12.31
Solution
85 : 9 = 105 : x
x= (9×105/80)
= Rs.11.81
Hence, S.p per Kg = Rs.11.81

5. A shopkeeper give 12% additional discount on the discounted price, after giving an initial discount of 20% on the labelled price of a radio. If the final sale price of the radio is Rs.704, then what is its labelled price?
A. Rs. 844.80 B. Rs. 929.28
C. Rs. 1000 D. Rs. 1044.80
Solution
Let the labelled price be Rs.x.
88% of 80% of x = 704
x=(704x100x100 /88×80)
= 1000.
Aptitude questions for Simple Interest

1. A man took a loan from a bank at the rate of 12% p.a. simple interest. After 3 years he had to pay Rs. 5400 interest only for the period. The principal amount borrowed by him was
A. Rs. 2000 B. Rs. 10,000
C. Rs. 15,000 D. Rs. 20,000
Solution
Principal = Rs. (100×5400 / 12×3)
‹=› Rs. 15,000.
2. The price of a T.V set worth Rs. 20,000 is to be paid in 20 instalments of Rs. 1000 each. If the rate of interest be 6% per annum, and the first instalments be paid at the time of purchase, then the value of the last instalments covering the interest as well will be
A. Rs.1050 B. Rs. 2050
C. Rs. 3000 D. Rs. 19000
Solution
Monet paid in cash = Rs. 1000.
Balance amount = Rs. (20000 – 1000)
‹=› Rs. 19000.
3. A lent Rs. 5000 to B for 2 years and Rs. 3000 to C for 4 years on simple interest at the same rate of interest and received Rs. 2200 in all from both of them as interest. The rate of interest per annum is
A. 5% B. 7%
C. 8% D. 10%
Solution
Let the rate be R% p.a.
Then, (5000xRx2/100) + (3000xRx4/100)
‹=›100R+120R= 2200
‹=›R=(2200/220)
Rate ‹=›10%.
4. A money lender finds that dues to a fall in the annual rate of interest from 8% to 7×3/4%, his yearly income diminishes by Rs. 61.50. His capital is
A. Rs. 22,400 B. Rs. 23,800
C. Rs. 24,600 D. Rs. 26,000
Solution
Let the capital be Rs. x.
Then, = (x × 8×1/100) – (x × 31/4×1/100)
= 61.50.
‹=›32x – 31x =6150×4
‹=›x= 24600.
5. A sum fetched a total simple interest of Rs. 4016.25 at the rate of 9. p.c.p.a in 5 years. What is the sum?
A. Rs. 4462.50 B. Rs. 8032.50
C. Rs. 8900 D. Rs. 8925
Solution
Principal = Rs. (100×4016.25 / 9×5)
‹=› Rs. (401625/45)
‹=› Rs. 8925.
India Post question paper
1. Where is the Punjab Lalit Kala Academy located ?

(A) Muktasar

(B) Ludhiana

(C) Patiala

(D) Chandigarh

Ans : (D)

2. What does happens when water is condensed into ice ?

(A) Heat is absorbed

B) Heat is released

(C) Quantity of heat remains unchanged

(D) None of these

Ans : (A)

3. Which of the following gases is not a noble gas ?

(A) Zenon

(B) Argon

(C) Helium

(D) Chlorine

Ans : (D)

4. Which of the following diffuses most quickly ?

(A) Solid

(B) Gas

(C) Liquid

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

5. Which temperature in Celsius scale is equal to 300 K ?

(A) 30°C

(B) 27°C

(C) 300°C

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

6. First Youth Olympic games will be held in—

(A) Japan

(B) China

(C) North Korea

(D) Singapore

Ans : (D)

7. Where was the capital of Pandya dynasty situated ?

(A) Mysore

(B) Kanchipuram

(C) Madurai

(D) Delhi

Ans : (C)

8. Tripitik is the scripture of—

(A) Jain religion

(B) Hindu religion

(C) Buddhishtha religion

(D) Muslim religion

Ans : (C)

9. Who is the author of ‘Adhe-Adhure’ ?

(A) Mohan Rakesh

(B) Prem Chand

(C) Nirala

(D) Pant

Ans : (A)

10. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments has included fundamental duties into the Constitution ?

(A) 42nd

(B) 43rd

(C) 44th

(D) 39th

Ans : (A)

11. Where is the Central Food Technology Research Institute situated ?

(A) Delhi

(B) Anand

(C) Ahmedabad

(D) Mysore

Ans : (D)

12. Which of the following is common in both, Buddhism and Jainism ?

(A) Nonviolence

(B) Violence

(C) Triratna

(D) Truth

Ans : (A)

13. Light-year measures which of the following ?

(A) Intensity of light

(B) Mass

(C) Time

(D) Distance

Ans : (D)

14. Which of the following gases is used for ripening the fruits ?

(A) Methane

(B) Ethane

(C) Ethylene

(D) Acetylene

Ans : (C)

15. Who among the following was involved in Alipore bomb case ?

(A) Aravind Ghosh

(B) P. C. Banerjee

(C) Bipin Chandra Paul

(D) Chandrashekhar Azad

Ans : (A)

16. Sikh Guru Arjundev was contemporary to which of the following rulers ?

(A) Humayun

(B) Akbar

(C) Shahjahan

(D) Jahangir

Ans : (D)

17. Besides hydrogen, which of the following elements is common in organic compounds ?

(A) Phosphorus

(B) Sulphur

(C) Nitrogen

(D) Carbon

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 18–21) Find the correct meanings of the words given below :

18. EWE

(A) Calf

(B) Female sheep

(C) Deer

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

19. Buffalo

(A) Calf

(B) Baby box

(C) Baby bison

(D) Baby cow

Ans : (C)

20. Veneration—

(A) Esteem

(B) High respect

(C) Devotion

(D) Worship

Ans : (B)

21. Vicious—

(A) Remorseless

(B) Ferocious

(C) Kind

(D) Wicked

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 22–25) Choose the word / phrase which is nearest in meaning to the words in question :

22. Bizarre

(A) Colourful

(B) Odd

(C) Insipid

(D) Smart

Ans : (B)

23. Innuendo

(A) Narration

(B) Insinuation

(C) Insist

(D) Insutale

Ans : (B)

24. Salutary

(A) Welcome

(B) Discharge

(C) Promoting

(D) Remove

Ans : (C)

25. Fictile

(A) Fiction

(B) Moulded

(C) Fictitious

(D) Smooth

Ans : (B)

26. Solid Carbon dioxide is termed as—

(A) Soft ice

(B) Dry ice

(C) White ice

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

27. 1 kg of a liquid is converted into its vapour at its boiling point. The heat absorbed in the process is called—

(A) Latent heat of vaporisation

(B) Latent heat of fusion

(C) Latent heat of sublimation

(D) None of these

Ans : (A)

28. Whether all the universities in the country should start online admission at all levels with immediate effect ?

(i) No, since all the students may not have access to the internet easily.

(ii) Yes, it may liberate the students and their parents from the long-standing problems of knocking at the doors of different colleges and standing in queue.

(A) Only argument (i) is correct

(B) Only argument (ii) is correct

(C) Neither argument (i) nor argument (ii) is correct

(D) Both the arguments, (i) and (ii), are correct

Ans : (D)

29. The product ‘Fair and Lovely’ is related to—

(A) WIPRO

(B) I.T.C.

(C) P & G

(D) H.U.L.

Ans : (D)

30. Should the Government make it compulsory for the private medical colleges to join the entrance test conducted by the Government ?

(i) No, private institutions should be empowered, so that they may decide their own admission strategy and improve their work-management.

(ii) Yes, all medical institutions, whether these are private or government’s, should adopt the same entrance standard.

(A) Only argument (i) is correct

(B) Only argument (ii) is correct

(C) Either argument (i) is correct or argument (ii) is correct

(D) Neither argument (i) is correct nor argument (ii) is correct

Ans : (B)

31. In case the President of India decides to resign, he will address his letter of resignation to—

(A) Prime Minister

(B) Chief Justice

(C) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(D) Vice-President

Ans : (D)

32. The metal extracted from Bauxite is—

(A) Silver

(B) Copper

(C) Manganese

(D) Aluminium

Ans : (D)

33. The Cyclone represents a state of atmosphere in which—

(A) Low pressure in the center and high pressure around

(B) There is high pressure in the center and low pressure around

(C) There is low pressure all around

(D) None of these

Ans : (A)

34. The ‘Ocean of Storms’ is the name given to—

(A) Atlantic Ocean

(B) Pacific Ocean

(C) A waterless area on moon surface

(D) None of these

Ans : (C)

35. The capital of Pallavas was—

(A) Arcot

(B) Kanchi

(C) Malkhed

(D) Banavasi

Ans : (B)

36. Which Indian state was ranked as the No. 2 tourist destination in the world by LONELY PLANET?

(A) Himachal Pradesh

(B) Tamil Nadu

(C) Kerala

(D) Uttarakhand

Ans : (C)

37. How much water is contained in our body by mass ?

(A) 65%

(B) 70%

(C) 60%

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

38. What determines the sex of a child ?

(A) Chromosomes of the father

(B) Chromosomes of the mother

(C) RH factor of the parents

(D) Blood group of the father

Ans : (A)

39. The two civilizations which helped in the formation of Gandhara School of Art are—

(A) Indian and Roman

(B) Indian and Egyptian

(C) Greek and Roman

(D) Indian and Greek

Ans : (D)

40. ‘Thinkpad’ is a laptop associated with which among the following companies ?

(A) HP

(B) TCS

(C) Infosys

(D) IBM

Ans : (D)

41. The first summit of SAARC was held at—

(A) Kathmandu

(B) Colombo

(C) New Delhi

(D) Dhaka

Ans : (D)

42. The wire of flash bulb is made of—

(A) Copper

(B) Barium

(C) Magnesium

(D) Silver

Ans : (C)

43. The curves showing the volume pressure behaviour of gases plotted at different fixed temperatures are called—

(A) Isochors

(B) Isothermals

(C) V.T.P. Curves

(D) Isocurves

Ans : (B)

44. Project Tiger was launched in—

(A) 1973

(B) 1976

(C) 1978

(D) 1983

Ans : (A)

Directions—(Q. 45 and 46) Attempt the question to the best of your judgement.

45. How many letters in the word TRYST have as many letters between them as in the alpha bet ?

(A) None

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

Ans : (B)

46. From the alternatives, select the set which is most like the given set. Given set (23, 29, 31)—

(A) (17, 21, 29)

(B) (31, 37, 49)

(C) (13, 15, 23)

(D) (41, 43, 47)

Ans : (D)

Directions—What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series ?

47. 13 13 65 585 7605 129285 …?…

(A) 2456415

(B) 2235675

(C) 2980565

(D) 2714985

Ans : (D)

48. If ‘VEHEMENT’ is written as ‘VEHETNEM’ then in that code how will you code ‘MOURNFUL’ ?

(A) MOURLUFN

(B) MOUNULFR

(C) OURMNFUL

(D) URNFULMO

Ans : (A)

49. MOLLIFY is to APPEASE as APPURTENANCE is to ?

(A) Gratify

(B) Avarice

(C) Accessory

(D) Amend

Ans : (C)

50. Praduman is older than Janaki; Shreshtha is older than Chhama; Ravindra is not as old as Shreshtha but is older than Janaki. Chhama is not as old as Janaki. Who is the youngest ?

(A) Praduman

(B) Janaki

(C) Shreshtha

(D) Chhama

Ans : (D)

51. In a row of children facing North, Bharat is eleventh from the right end and is third to the right of Samir who is fifteenth from the left end. Total how many children are there in the row ?

(A) 29

(B) 28

(C) 30

(D) 27

Ans : (B)

52. Which number is missing ?

45389, ?, 453, 34

(A) 34780

(B) 8354

(C) 4892

(D) 3478

Ans : (B)

53. If in the word CALIBRE, the previous letter in the English alphabet replaces each consonant and each vowel is replaced by the next letter and then the order of letters is reversed, which letter will be third from the right end ?

(A) A

(B) C

(C) B

(D) K

Ans : (D)

54. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421, each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number, as they will be when arranged in descending order within the number ?

(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) More than three

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 55 to 57) In the following question there are two words to the left of the sign (::) which are connected in some way. The same relationship obtains between the third word and one of the four alter-natives under it. Find the correct alternative in each case.

55. Medicine : Sickness : : Book : ?

(A) Ignorance

(B) Knowledge

(C) Author

(D) Teacher

Ans : (A)

56. River : Dam : : Traffic : ?

(A) Signal

(B) Vehicle

(C) Motion

(D) Lane

Ans : (A)

57. Session : Concludes : : ? : Lapses

(A) Leave

(B) Permit

(C) Agency

(D) Policy

Ans : (D)

58. If 16 = 11, 25 = 12, 36 = 15, then 49 = ?

(A) 14

(B) 20

(C) 19

(D) 17

Ans :

59. Pick out the odd in the following—

(A) Ashok—Assam

(B) Poonam—Punjab

(C) Gyanendra—Gujarat

(D) Anjana—Rajasthan

Ans : (D)

60. KEATS = 25, SHELLEY = 35, BROWNING = ?

(A) 45

(B) 37

(C) 50

(D) 40

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 61 and 62) What approximate value should come in place of question-mark (?) in the following questions ?

(You are not expected to calculate the exact value)

31. In case the President of India decides to resign, he will address his letter of resignation to—

(A) Prime Minister

(B) Chief Justice

(C) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(D) Vice-President

Ans : (D)

32. The metal extracted from Bauxite is—

(A) Silver

(B) Copper

(C) Manganese

(D) Aluminium

Ans : (D)

33. The Cyclone represents a state of atmosphere in which—

(A) Low pressure in the center and high pressure around

(B) There is high pressure in the center and low pressure around

(C) There is low pressure all around

(D) None of these

Ans : (A)

34. The ‘Ocean of Storms’ is the name given to—

(A) Atlantic Ocean

(B) Pacific Ocean

(C) A waterless area on moon surface

(D) None of these

Ans : (C)

35. The capital of Pallavas was—

(A) Arcot

(B) Kanchi

(C) Malkhed

(D) Banavasi

Ans : (B)

36. Which Indian state was ranked as the No. 2 tourist destination in the world by LONELY PLANET?

(A) Himachal Pradesh

(B) Tamil Nadu

(C) Kerala

(D) Uttarakhand

Ans : (C)

37. How much water is contained in our body by mass ?

(A) 65%

(B) 70%

(C) 60%

(D) None of these

Ans : (B)

38. What determines the sex of a child ?

(A) Chromosomes of the father

(B) Chromosomes of the mother

(C) RH factor of the parents

(D) Blood group of the father

Ans : (A)

39. The two civilizations which helped in the formation of Gandhara School of Art are—

(A) Indian and Roman

(B) Indian and Egyptian

(C) Greek and Roman

(D) Indian and Greek

Ans : (D)

40. ‘Thinkpad’ is a laptop associated with which among the following companies ?

(A) HP

(B) TCS

(C) Infosys

(D) IBM

Ans : (D)

41. The first summit of SAARC was held at—

(A) Kathmandu

(B) Colombo

(C) New Delhi

(D) Dhaka

Ans : (D)

42. The wire of flash bulb is made of—

(A) Copper

(B) Barium

(C) Magnesium

(D) Silver

Ans : (C)

43. The curves showing the volume pressure behaviour of gases plotted at different fixed temperatures are called—

(A) Isochors

(B) Isothermals

(C) V.T.P. Curves

(D) Isocurves

Ans : (B)

44. Project Tiger was launched in—

(A) 1973

(B) 1976

(C) 1978

(D) 1983

Ans : (A)

Directions—(Q. 45 and 46) Attempt the question to the best of your judgement.

45. How many letters in the word TRYST have as many letters between them as in the alpha bet ?

(A) None

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

Ans : (B)

46. From the alternatives, select the set which is most like the given set. Given set (23, 29, 31)—

(A) (17, 21, 29)

(B) (31, 37, 49)

(C) (13, 15, 23)

(D) (41, 43, 47)

Ans : (D)

Directions—What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series ?

47. 13 13 65 585 7605 129285 …?…

(A) 2456415

(B) 2235675

(C) 2980565

(D) 2714985

Ans : (D)

48. If ‘VEHEMENT’ is written as ‘VEHETNEM’ then in that code how will you code ‘MOURNFUL’ ?

(A) MOURLUFN

(B) MOUNULFR

(C) OURMNFUL

(D) URNFULMO

Ans : (A)

49. MOLLIFY is to APPEASE as APPURTENANCE is to ?

(A) Gratify

(B) Avarice

(C) Accessory

(D) Amend

Ans : (C)

50. Praduman is older than Janaki; Shreshtha is older than Chhama; Ravindra is not as old as Shreshtha but is older than Janaki. Chhama is not as old as Janaki. Who is the youngest ?

(A) Praduman

(B) Janaki

(C) Shreshtha

(D) Chhama

Ans : (D)

51. In a row of children facing North, Bharat is eleventh from the right end and is third to the right of Samir who is fifteenth from the left end. Total how many children are there in the row ?

(A) 29

(B) 28

(C) 30

(D) 27

Ans : (B)

52. Which number is missing ?

45389, ?, 453, 34

(A) 34780

(B) 8354

(C) 4892

(D) 3478

Ans : (B)

53. If in the word CALIBRE, the previous letter in the English alphabet replaces each consonant and each vowel is replaced by the next letter and then the order of letters is reversed, which letter will be third from the right end ?

(A) A

(B) C

(C) B

(D) K

Ans : (D)

54. How many such digits are there in the number 57683421, each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number, as they will be when arranged in descending order within the number ?

(A) One

(B) Two

(C) Three

(D) More than three
India Post questions
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Recruitment Previous Years Solved Paper

India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant- Part – 1 English

1. She has the —–to this property
(a) Wright
(b) Write
(c) Rite
(d) Right – Ans

2. Vitamin K is essential for the ——of blood.
(a) Thinning
(b) Thickening
(c) Clotting – Ans
(d) Spilling

3. Fetch me a ———-of water
(a) Pile
(b) Pail – Ans
(c) Pale
(d) Pill

4. When they came down the hill, the ——- was steep.
(a) Dissent
(b) Descent – Ans
(c) Decent
(d) Descant

5. Synonym of the word ‘Meritorious’
(a) Wire
(b) Deserving – Ans
(c) Diligent
(d) Intelligent

6. Antonym of the word ‘Foreign’
(a) Aboriginal
(b) Connected
(c) Native – Ans
(d) Local

7. A young lady who was standing at a ——– got trapped in a valley of bullets and was killed the spot.
(a) corner ——near
(b) Scooter —-of
(c) counter—–on – Ans
(d) step——-in

8. The train will leave at 8.30 PM, we have been ready by 7.30 PM so that we can reach the station in time.
(a) were
(b) must be – Ans
(c) should be
(d) are

9. A person who gathers information secretly ——
(a) Spy – Ans
(b) Reporter
(c) Correspondent
(d) Writer

10. A person who abstains from alcoholic drinks
(a) Vegetarian
(b) Teetotaler – Ans
(c) Pilgrim
(d) Philanthropist

India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant-PART -II – GK

11. Animals that eat flesh are—-
(a) Cannibals
(b) Herbivorous
(c) Carnivorous – Ans
(d) Quadruped

12. Diagonal is to square, diameter is to —–
(a) Earth
(b) Circle – Ans
(c) Clock
(d) Cube

13. The number of players in Basketball is—-
(a) 5 – Ans
(b) 7
(c) 6
(d) 8

14. Ikebana is a flower arrangement style in ——
(a) South Korea
(b) Japan – Ans
(c) Thailand
(d) Singapore

15. The southern most tip of India is
(a) Kanyakumari
(b) Portblair
(c) Minicoy Island
(d) Indira Point – Ans

16. Numismatics is a study of ——-
(a) Stamps
(b) Animals
(c) Birds
(d) Coins – Ans

17. When something burns, which gas is used up ——–
(a) Hydrogen
(b) Oxygen – Ans
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Carbondioxide

18. Data Saheb Phalke Award winner in Karnataka Film Industry —-
(a) Vishnuvardhan
(b) G. V. Iyer
(c) Dr. Rajkumar – Ans
(d) Girish Karnad

19. Dove is the symbol of ——–
(a) Peace – Ans
(b) Terrorism
(c) War
(d) Mourning

20. Jnanapeeth Award winner from Karnataka
(a) Ashapurna Devi
(b) Akhilan
(c) Narayana Reddy
(d) Shivarama Karanth – Ans

21. Vandemataram is written by——
(a) Sharat Chandra Chattergee
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Chitta – ranjan Das
(d) Bankim Chandra Chattergee – Ans

22. Who is India’s first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
(a) Aarthie Ramaswamy
(b) Koneru Humpy
(c) S. Meenakshi
(d) S. Vijayalakshmi – Ans

23. The age of a tree can be determined by
(a) Measuring its height
(b) Measuring its diameter
(c) Analyzing its sap
(d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem – Ans

24. The earth is :
(a) Spherical
(b) Elliptical – Ans
(c) Oblate Spheroid
(d) Prolate Spheroid

25. Which of the following classical dance originated in Tamil Nadu ?
(a) Kathakali
(b) Kathak
(c) Bharatanatyam – Ans
(d) Odissi

26. The one rupee note bears the signature of
(a) Secretary, Ministry of Finance – Ans
(b) Governor Reserve Bank of India
(c) Finance Minister
(d) None of these

27. Which of the following is not a primary colour :
(a) Blue
(b) Green
(c) Red
(d) Black – Ans

28. Meteorology is the science of ——-
(a) Weather – Ans
(b) Meteors
(c) Matals
(d) Earthquakes

29. Which of the following is present in hard water
(a) Calcium – Ans
(b) Aluminium
(c) Sodium
(d) Chlorine

30. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?
(a) Samaveda
(b) Rigveda – Ans
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda

India post – postal assistant/sorting assistant-PART -III Mathematics

31. Minimum number that should be added to 23087 to make it completely divisible by 8 is ——
(a) 1 – Ans
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

32. Ratio of costs of a table and a chair is 5:3 if the table’s cost is Rs.500/- more than the cost of the chair, what is the cost of the chair ?
(a) Rs. 1250
(b) Rs.1750
(c) Rs.1450
(d) Rs.750 – Ans

33. 1646 – (13 X 18) + 249 = ? + 875
(a) 786 – Ans
(b) 687
(c) 2486
(d) 2356

34. 12% of 650 + ? % of 400 = 110
(a) 25
(b) 18
(c) 8 – Ans
(d) 80

35. The price of 349 coconuts are Rs.2094. What will be price of 26 doszens of coconuts ?
(a) Rs.1662
(b) Rs. 1562
(c) Rs.2062
(d) Rs.1872 – Ans

36. One person took a loan of Rs.5000/- for 3 years on simple interest. After three years he paidback Rs.6200/- including the principal and the interest accrued. Calculate the rate of interest
(a) 6%
(b) 7%
(c) 8% – Ans
(d) 7.5%

37. Let R=qs-4 When s=8, R=16. When s=10, R is equal to
(a) 11
(b) 14
(c) 20
(d) 21 – Ans

38. The side of a square field is 12.5m. What is the cost of laying grass in it at Rs.6.40 per square metre ?
(a) Rs.100
(b) Rs.1000 – Ans
(c) Rs.500
(d) Rs.2000

39. If two angles of a triangle are 70 and 40, the third angle is
(a) 60o
(b) 90o
(c) 70o – Ans
(d) 120 o

40.The difference between two numbers is 2 and their sum is 10. What is the product of the two numbers ?
(a) 12
(b) 6
(c) 24 – Ans
(d) 20

PART – IV Reasoning

41. ‘Table’ is related to ‘Wood’, in the same ways as ‘Shirt’ is related to :
(a) Cotton
(b) Cloth – Ans
(c) Thread
(d) Garment

42. In a certain code language POWER is written as 61452 and COULD be written as 81379. How will the word COUPLE be written in that code language :
(a) 913765
(b) 831657
(c) 813675 – Ans
(d) 813567

43. If ‘P’ means ‘-‘ ‘Q’ means ‘x’, ‘R’ means ‘+’ then what will be the value of the following expression ?
(a) 40
(b) 48 – Ans
(c) 52
(d) 46

44. Pointing to photograph of a man, John said, ‘He is the father of the brother of my son’s mother”. How is John related to the man in the photograph?
(a) Brother
(b) Son-in-law – Ans
(c) Father – in – law
(d) Cousin

45. Find the odd pair
(a) 28, 4
(b) 35, 5
(c) 63, 7 – Ans
(d) 56, 8

46. Which number should come in the place of question mark in the following number series – 9,20, 33, 48, ? , 84, 105
(a) 60
(b) 65
(c) 62 – Ans
(d) 66

47. Which one word cannot be formed from the letters of the word PARAPHERNALIA
(a) RENAL
(b) PRAISE
(c) PENAL
(d) PEAR – Ans

48. If Z=52, and ACT = 48, then BAT will be equal to
(a) 39
(b) 41 – Ans
(c) 44
(d) 46

49. Race:Fatigue:: Fast : ?
(a) Hunger – Ans
(b) Food
(c) Race
(d) Laziness

50. ‘Artist’ is related to ‘Painting’ in the same way as ‘Symphony’ is related to
(a) Poet
(b) Novelist
(c) Composer – Ans
(d) Essayist

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India Post General Awareness

1. The JATAKA Tales were composed in the ancient language of _______?
A) Sanskrit B) brahmi C)greek D)pali -answer

2. Who is the head of Indian state?
A) prime minister B) president -answer C)speaker D)vice president

3. When was constitution of Indian adopted by constituent assembly?
A)26th nov 1949 B)26th Jan 1950-answer C) 15th aug 1947 D)30th jan 1948

4. Which countries participate in common wealth games?
A) all countries of the world B)countries which were colonies of british empire-answer C)asia pacific Region countries D)under developed countries

5. Viswanathan anand is associated with which game?
A)snooker B) billiards C)chess -answerD)ice hockey
6. HTTP stand for
A)hypo test transfer protocol B)hyper text transfer protocol -answer C)hyper test transfer proxy D)none of these
7. Polio disease is spread by
A)parasite B)bacteria C)virus -answer D)protozoa
8. Phylloquinone is chemical name of
A)vitamin A B)vitaminC C)vitamin K-answer D)vitamin D
9. The best parliamentarian award for 2009 has been conferred on
A)hema malini B)jaipal reddy C)m m josi -answer D)manmohan singh
10. Lothal had a structure which, according to some archaeologists, was a
A)citadel B)dockyard -answerC)public building D)great tank
11. Liquefied petroleum gas(LPG)consist of
A)butane and propane -answer B)ethane and hexane C) ethane and nonane D)butane and nonane
12. The hobby of collecting stamps is called as
A)philanthropy- B)numismatics C)philately-answer D)philology
13.the new rupee symbol is a combination of English and ______ scripts
A)devanagari answer B)tamil C)telugu D)Gurumukhi
14. The Nobel peace prize for 2009 was awarded to
A)barack obamaanswer B)bill Clinton C)Mikhail gorbachev D)nicholas sarkory
15. Who among the following was the author of “RAJTHARANGINI”, commonly regarded as the first genuine history of India written by an Indian?
A) Banbhatta B) ravikirti C) pushpadanta D) kalhanaanswer
16. Twitter, facebook n, and orkut are examples of_____ websites
A) E-mail B) social networking-answer C) search engines D) internet telephony

17. H1N1 virus causes which of the following diseases?
A) Swine flu-answer B) chickungunya C) dengue D) avian flu

18. Biological pigment that determines skin colour in humans is called
A) Protein B) melanin-answer C) vitamin D) toxin

19. Which dance form originated from Kerala?
A) Odissi B) katak C) kuchipudi D) kathakali-answer

20. Nathu la is located in the Himalayas. La means
A) Glacier B) pass -answer C) hillock D) crevasse

21. A train 350 mts long is moving at a speed of 32kmph. It will cross a man coming from the opposite direction at a speed 3 kmph in
A) 28 sec B) 24 sec C) 36 sec-answer D) 32 sec

22. .45/.005+.2*50=?
A) 10 B) 90 C) 100-answer D) 90.1

23. The age of the father is 5 times of the son. After 20 yrs father age is 40. Then what will be the age of the son?
A) 20 B) 22 C) 21 D) 24-answer

24. a candidate appearing for an examination has to secure 40% marks to pass paper 1. But he secured only 40 marks and failed by 20 marks. What is the max mark for paper 1?
A) 100 B) 200 C ) 150-answer D)180

25. 6 times of an unknown no is 13 less than 55. The unknown no
A) 10 B) 7-answer C) 11 D) 5

26. A sports dealer bought 2000 hockey sticks for Rs.350each. 10% of them were found to be defective and unfit to be sold. At what price should he sell the remaining stick to get a overall profit of 8%?
A) 360 B) 400 C) 420 -answer D) 450

27. The population of a colony of ants increases by 20% every day. If one Monday the population is 3000 on which day of the week is it 5184?
A) Wednesday B) Tuesday C) Thursday-answer D) Friday

28. Three runners’ ajay, bharath and charan run a race with ajay finishing 20mts ahead of bharath and 34 mts ahead of charan, while bharath finishes 21 mts ahead of charan. Each runner travels the entire distance at a constant speed. What was the length of the race?
A) 40MTS b) 50MTS c) 60MTS -answer d) 70 MTS

29. If 20men assemble 8 machines in a day how many men are needed to assemble 12 machines in a day?
A) 40 B) 20 C) 30-answer D) 42

30. Find the area in square mts if the perimeter of football field which is 120m long is 400 mts
A) 6500sq. m B) 9600sq.m -answer C) 6800sq.m D) 4800sq.m

31. At the end of the dinner party all the 8 persons present at the dinner party shake hands with each other once. How many handshakes will be there in all?
A) 8 B) 16 C)28 -answer D)64

32. Select the correct alternative from the given choices BDFH, CBID, DZLZ, EXOV,_________
A) FVRS B) FVQR C) FVRR -answer D)FVSR

33. Fill in the blank
8, 40, 20, 100, 50,_______,125
A) 225 B) 250-answer C) 200 D) 150

34. If the digits in the no. 86435192 r arranged in ascending order, what will b the diff b/t the digits which r second from the right and 4th from the left in the new arrangement?
A) 1 B) 2 C) 4-answer D)3

35. 3 of the following 4 are the alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the 1 that does not belong to that group?
A) 145 B) 325 C) 257 D) 399-answer

36. In a certain code language, if the word ‘sector’ is coded as ‘CESROT’ then how will your code the word “OPPOSITION”?
A) SOPPONOITI -answer B) NOITISOPPO C ) SOPOPNOITI D)SOPPONTIT

37. If 30th June, 1989 was a Friday, then what day of the week was 17th Sep, 1993?
A) WEDNESDAY B) THRUSDAY C) FRIDAY D) SATURDAY

38. Complete the series?
18, 27,6,9,2,3_____
A) 1 B) 2/3 -answer C) 1/3 D) 1/2

39. My school is to the east of my house. My father’s office is to the south-west of my school. A park is to the south of my school. Towards which direction is my house located with re3spect to the park?
A) East B) north-west -answer C) south-west D) south

40. Which one is different from others?
A) Calf B) colt C) cat -answer D) puppy

41. “.A speech delivered without any pervious preparation” can be expressed in one word only put of the following?

A) Extempore-answer B) Maiden C) Spinster D) Empiric

42. The garden is very dry today. Fetch me a _______ of water
A) Pale B) pail -answer C) pile D) pill

43. Please, may I have _____oranges?
A) A few B) some C) little D) less

44. Delhi is ____ than Nagpur.
A) More bigger B) so bigger C) very bigger D) much bigger-answer

45. Use proper conjunction in the sentence given below:
“GIVE ME ____ poverty ______riches.”
A) is/was B) nor/neither C) neither/nor -answer D ) here/there

46. We need to ______our appointment
A) Reconnect B) reschedule-answer C) reorganize D) regret

47. SCEPTICAL is exactly opposite to
A) Convinced B) doubtful-answer C) questioning D) cynic

48. Choose wrongly spelt word
A) Relevent -answer B) poignant C) prevalent D) malignant

49. A person who hates the institution of marriage
A) Misologist B) misogamist -answer C) misogynist D) philogynist

50. We have been friends for ages. I ________ her since we were children.
A) Am knowing B) are known C) have known-answerD)is known