SBI PO – Prelims Previous year paper

SBI PO - Prelims Previous year paper

D.1-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Eight colleagues namely Adam, Balu, Charan, Durai, Edward, Fanish, Gudin and Han are sitting around a circular table facing centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them holds different posts like Manager, Company Secretary, Chairman, President, Vice President, Group Leader, Financial Advisor and MD.

Adam sits third to the right of MD. Only two people sit between MD and Han. The Vice President and the Company Secretary are immediate neighbours. Neither Adam nor Han is a Vice President or a Company Secretary. The Vice President is not an immediate neighbour of the Managing Director. The Manager sits second to the left of Edward. Edward is not an immediate neighbour of Han. The Manager is an immediate of the both the Group Leader and the Financial Advisor. The Financial Advisor sits third to the right of Balu. Balu is not Vice President. Charan sits on immediate right of the Chairman. Adam is not the Chairman. Fanish is not an immediate neighbour of Adam. Gudin is not an immediate neighbour of the Manager.

Q.1) Who sits third to the left of Edward?

a) Manager

b) Gudin

c) Adam

d) Financial Advisor

e) Balu

Q.2) Who is the President of the company?

a) Adam

b) Charan

c) Han

d) Gudin

e) Durai

Q.3) Which of the following is true?

a) Group Leader is an immediate neighbour of Vice President.

b) Gudin sits second to the right of Durai.

c) Group Leader and the Company Secretary are immediate neighbours.

d) The Chairman sits to the immediate left of the MD.

e) Group Leader sits second to the left of Durai.

Q.4) Who sits exactly between MD and Han?

a) Han and Chairman

b) Balu and Gudin

c) Chairman and Charan

d) Fanish and Charan

e) Edward and Group Leader

Q.5) Who among the following is Group Leader?

a) Charan

b) Fanish

c) Gudin

d) Han

e) Adam

D.6-10) Read the following information and answer the questions that follow:

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven member of a club. Each of them has favourite sports from Chess, Table-Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball and Carom not necessary in the same order. Each of them has a specific choice of colours are Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Grey, Black and White not necessary in the same order.

R likes Green and his favorite sports is Badminton. V’s choice of colour is neither Red nor Black. T’s favourite sports is neither Table-Tennis nor Basketball. The one who likes Blue colour does not like Carom. The one who likes Volleyball does not like Yellow and Grey. Q’s favourite sports is Lawn Tennis and he likes Black. S likes White. W likes Basketball. P likes Volleyball. T likes Blue. The one who likes Basketball does not like Grey.

Q.6) What is V’s Choice?

a) Black

b) Grey

c) Yellow

d) Data inadequate

e) None of these

Q.7) What is a favourite sports of T?

a) Basketball

b) Volleyball

c) Chess

d) Data Inadequate

e) None of these

Q.8) Whose favourite sports is Carom?

a) S

b) R

c) W

d) Data inadequate

e) None of these

Q.9) Whose favourite sports is Basketball?

a) S

b) T

c) W

d) R

e) None of these

Q.10) What is a favourite colour of W?

a) Green

b) White

c) Black

d) Data inadequate

e) None of these

D.11-15) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions

Arun, Arul, Ashwin, Adi, Abay, Amar and Akash are seven members of a joint family sitting in a straight line facing East and born in different years, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1999 but not necessarily in the same order.

Amar sits third from the right end. Neither Ashwin nor Akash is an immediate neighbor of Amar. Only two persons sit between Arun and Adi. Ashwin born in 1993. Only one older person sits in the right of Ashwin. Adi and Amar are immediate neighbors’ and No one is born between them. The one who is born in 1991 sits in the left end. Abay sits second to the right of Adi. Only three persons sit between Abay and Akash. The youngest person sits in the one of the end. Amar born in the leap year. Akash is an immediate neighbour of Arun and he did not born in 1987.

Q.11) Who is the immediate neighbour of Arun?

a) Ashwin

b) Abay

c) Akash

d) Amar

e) None of these.

Q.12) Who was born in 1987?

a) Adi

b) Abay

c) Arun

d) Arul

e) None of these

Q.13) Who sits in the middle of the arrangement?

a) The one who is born in 1995

b) Amar

c) Akash

d) The one who is born in 1996

e) The one who sits immediate left of Akash.

Q.14) How many persons sit between Adi and Arul?

a) 1

b) 3

c) 4

d) None

e) 2

Q.15) Who is the third youngest person in the group?

a) Ashwin

b) Arul

c) Adi

d) Amar

e) Abay

D.16-20) In a certain language English words are written in a certain code. Study the codes and answer the questions accordingly.

“Sweet friend always cool” is written as “&2e ¥2u β2t µ2m”

“Summer are good” is written as “β2f ¥2s @2e”

“People works in office” is written as “$1t #3f £1o *3f”

“Faith gives confidence” is written as “µ4f &2i @2t”

Q.16) How ‘special’ will be written according to the code?

a) ¥3n

b) ¥2m

c) β3n

d) µ2n

e) None of these.

Q.17) How ‘word’ will be written in that code language?

a) %1t

b) $1e

c) %2u

d) $1u

e) Cannot be determined.

Q.18) What may be the possible code for ‘vowel’?

a) $2m

b) α2n

c) ©2m

d) ¥3n

e) None of these.

Q.19) How “another group will form” will written in that code?

a) @2q $1n β3s &1e

b) @2u $1n β3s &1n

c) @2q $1m β3t &1n

d) @2q $1m β3s &1n

e) cannot be determined

Q.20) ‘µ3s’ may be the code for which word?

a) Color

b) Colour

c) Car

d) Clever

e) Cannot be determined.

D.20-25) Study the following information to answer the given questions.

When the words and numbers are given as an input in the number arrangement machine, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangements.

Input: 21 large ought 24 15 eager clever saint 28 33

Step I: 28 21 large ought 24 15 eager clever saint 33

Step II: 28 clever 21 large ought 24 15 eager saint 33

Step III: 28 clever 33 21 large ought 24 15 eager saint

Step IV: 28 clever 33 ought 21 large 24 15 eager saint

Step V: 28 clever 33 ought 24 21 large 15 eager saint

Step VI: 28 clever 33 ought 24 large 21 15 eager saint

Step VII: 28 clever 33 ought 24 large 21 eager 15 saint

Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.

As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: 28 oscillate 22 44 react negative unify 33 47 earth 27 lemon

Q.21) Which of the following will be at the fifth position from the right end in Step VI?

a) Oscillate

b) 44

c) Negative

d) 33

e) Unify

Q.22) How many elements are there between “earth” and “33” in the second last step?

a) 2

b) 4

c) 3

d) 1

e) None

Q.23) How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangements?

a) Five

b) Six

c) Seven

d) Eight

e) None of these

Q.24) Which step will be the following output?

44 lemon 47 unify 28 negative oscillate 22 react 33 earth 27

a) IV

b) VII

c) VI

d) V

e) None of these

Q.25) In which of the following logic, numbers are arranged in the given machine languages?

a) Numbers are arranged in the ascending order

b) Numbers are arranged in the descending order

c) Odd numbers are arranged in the descending order

d) Even numbers are arranged in the descending order

e) None of these

D.26-28) In each of the questions below are given Statements followed by Conclusions numbered. You have to take the given Statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read both the Conclusions and then decide which of the given Conclusions logically follows from the given Statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.26) Statements

Some Triangle is circle

No circle is rectangle

All parabolas is rectangle


I Some parabolas is circle is a possibility

II Some rectangle is triangle is a possibility

a) Only Conclusion I is true

b) Only Conclusion II is true

c) Either conclusion I or conclusion II is true

d) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true

e) Both conclusions I and II are true

Q.27) Statements

All apples are Mango

Some mango is jerry

No mango is grapes

Some grapes is pineapple


I some grapes are not apple

II Some pineapple are not apple

III No jerry is pineapple

IV Some apple is mango is possibility

a) Conclusion I and IV are true

b) Conclusion I and III are true

c) Only conclusion I and II is true

d) Conclusion I, II and IV are true

e) None follows

Q.28) Statement

All roses are lotus

Some lotus is jasmine

Some roses are not lily

No lily is Irish


I No lily is rose

II some jasmine not lily

III some lotus is lily is a possibility

III All jasmine is Irish is a possibility

a) Conclusion I and IV true

b) Conclusion II and III true

c) Only conclusion III true

d) Conclusion III and IV true

e) None of these

D.29-30) In these questions three conclusions have been given followed by 4 sets of possible statements. You have to take the given conclusions to be ‘true’.

Q.29) Conclusion

I. Some pulses is not rice

II. Some vegetable is fruits

III. All pulses is vegetable is a possibility

a) Statements

Some rice is fruits

All fruits is vegetable

No vegetable is pulses

b) Statements

All rice is fruits

Some fruits is pulses

No pulses is vegetable

c) Statements

Some rice is pulses

All pulses is vegetable

No pulses is fruits

d) Statements

All rice is fruits

Some rice is vegetable

No fruits are pulses

e) None of these

Q.30) In these questions three conclusions have been given followed by 4 sets of possible statements. You have to take the given conclusions to be ‘false’.


Some village is forest

No forest is Towns

Some states is Towns

a) Statements

All forest is Towns

No town is village

All states are village

b) Statements

Some forest is towns

All towns is village

No town is state

c) Statements

Some forest is towns

Some village is towns

Some town is states

d) Statements

Some forest is town

Some town is village

All villages is States

e) All the above

Q.31) Point A is 3m west of Point B and Point C is 4m to the south of Point B. Point M is 6m to the north of Point C. Point A, B and D in a straight line with equal distances. Then C is in which direction with respect to D?

a) South-west

b) South-east

c) North-west

d) North-east

e) None of these.

Q.32) ‘A’ starting from his house walking 2m towards North then take right turn and walks 4m. Again take right turn and walks 5m and reaches a shop. Then take a left turn and walks 4m to reaches his office. What is the shortest distance between his shop and home?

a) 4m

b) 3√3m

c) 5m

d) 5.5m

e) None of these.

D.33-35) L is married to V. B is the son of L. A is daughter of S. B is father of A. D is brother-in-law of S. B is brother-in-law of R. Only three married couples in the family. V is father of D.

Q.33) How A is related to L?

a) Niece

b) Granddaughter

c) Daughter

d) Aunt

e) None of these

Q.34) If S has sister, then how D is related to S’s sister?

a) Sister in law

b) Brother in law

c) Nephew

d) Uncle

e) None of these

Q.35) If F is son of S, then how V is related to F?

a) Father

b) Uncle

c) Grand father

d) Father

e) None of these

D.36-40) Study the given Pie-Chart and table carefully to answer the following questions.

Ratio between Diesel and Petrol engine cars which are distributed among four different states
















Q.36) What is the difference between the number of diesel engine cars in state-2 and the number of petrol engine cars in state-4?

a) 159

b) 21

c) 28

d) 34

e) 161

Q.37) Number of petrol engine cars in state-3 is what percent more than the number of diesel engine cars in state-1?

a) 100

b) 200

c) 300

d) 125

e) 225

Q.38) If 25% of diesel engine cars in state-3 are AC and remaining cars are non-AC, what is the number of diesel engine cars in state-3 which are non AC?

a) 75

b) 45

c) 95

d) 105

e) 35

Q.39) What is the difference between the total number of cars in state-3 and the number of petrol engine cars in state-2?

a) 96

b) 106

c) 112

d) 102

e) 98

Q.40) What is the average number of petrol engine cars in states together?

a) 86.75

b) 89.25

c) 89.75

d) 86.25

e) 88.75

Q.41) Quantity I: A Super Market store is offering ‘Buy three, get one free’. What is the net percentage discount being offered by the store?

Quantity II: A shopkeeper professes to sell his articles at Cost Price but gives only 800gram in the place of 1kg. What is his profit percentage?

a) Quantity I>Quantity II

b) Quantity II>Quantity I

c) Quantity I≥ Quantity II

d) Quantity I≤ Quantity II

e) Quantity I=Quantity II or cannot be determined

Q.42) Arjun is the Assistant at X Exhibition. One day he realized that among all the visitors the ratio of the number of men and number of women was same as that between women and children, maximum number of the visitors to the centre was children. At the end of the day, he finds that 7 women visited the centre.

Quantity I: How many children visited the centre that day?

Quantity II: How many men visited the centre that day?

a) Quantity I ≤ Quantity II

b) Quantity II > Quantity I

c) Quantity I=Quantity II or cannot be determined

d) Quantity I≥ Quantity II

e) Quantity I>Quantity II


Quantity I:

Quantity II:

a) Quantity I>Quantity II

b) Quantity I<Quantity II

c) Quantity I≥ Quantity II

d) Quantity I≤ Quantity II

e) Quantity I=Quantity II or cannot be determined


I: x2+3x-28=0

II: y2+11y+28=0

a) X>Y

b) X<Y

c) X≤Y

d) X≥Y

e) X=Y or cannot be determined


Quantity I: x3 y+y3 x

Quantity II: x2 y+y2 x

If x>0, y<0.

a) Quantity I ≤ Quantity II

b) Quantity II>Quantity I

c) Quantity I=Quantity II or cannot be determined

d) Quantity I ≥ Quantity II

e) Quantity I>Quantity II

Q.46) A train travelling at 67kmph passes another train 6/7th of its length travelling in the opposite direction at 50kmph in 22 seconds. If it is passes railway platform in 1.2 minutes what is the length of the platform?

a) 810m

b) 1220m

c) 1010m

d) 955m

e) None of these

Q.47) The weight of two persons A and B are in the ratio 5:6. A’s weight is increased by some percentage and the total weight of A and B together is increased by 20% to 198 kg. By what percent did the weight of A increase?

a) 44%

b) 42.5%

c) 45%

d) 30.5%

e) None of these

Q.48) What will be the amount if a sum of 10000 is placed at CI for 3 years while rate of interest for the first second and third years is 10%, 5% and 2% respectively?

a) 11781

b) 12892

c) 15900

d) 13480

e) None of these

Q.49) On a river, B is between A and C and is also equal distance from A and C. A boat goes from A to B and back in 5hr 15 min and takes 7hrs to goes from A to C. How long will it take to go from C to A if the river flows from A to C?

a) 2.5 hrs

b) 3.5 hrs

c) 2hrs

d) 3hrs

e) None of these

Q.50) Certain men completed a piece of work in 15 days. One man starts the work and the after every day one more man joins the work and this continues till the work is completed. The work was completed in 24 days. Then how many men completed the work in 15 days?

a) 25

b) 20

c) 30

d) 10

e) 15

D.51-55) What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following Number series.

Q.51) 410, 413, 817, 2478, ?

a) 5583

b) 6717

c) 9831

d) 5417

e) None of these

Q.52) 10, 12.5, ?, 87.5, 354

a) 53

b) 28

c) 42

d) 51

e) None of these

Q.53) 811, 821, ?, 827, 829

a) 823

b) 825

c) 822

d) None of these

e) 824

Q.54) 7, 9, 21, ?, 107

a) 53

b) 57

c) 51

d) 59

e) None of these

Q.55) 8, 13, 25, 49, ?

a) 93

b) 83

c) 91

d) 97

e) None of these

D.56-60) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions

Q.56) In course D what is the respective ratio of boys and girls?

a) 3:4

b) 4:5

c) 3:5

d) 5:6

e) None of these

Q.57) The number of boys is same in which pair of the following courses?

a) E and F

b) A and D

c) C and F

d) B and D

e) None of these

Q.58) In course E, the number of girls is how much percent more than the number of boys for course E?

a) 250

b) 350

c) 150

d) 80

e) None of these

Q.59) In which course is the number of boys the minimum?

a) E

b) F

c) C

d) A

e) None of these

Q.60) How many girls are there in course C?

a) 44

b) 16

c) 40

d) 160

e) None of these

D.61-66) What will come in place of question-mark (?) in the following questions?

a) 42.8

b) 37.2

c) 54.8

d) 52.8

e) None of these






e) None of these

Q.63) 78% of 1680+65% of 1740+123% of 1500=?

a) 4286.4

b) 4186.4

c) 4276.4

d) 4186

e) None of these


a) 6089

b) 5089

c) 6079

d) 5079

e) None of these






e) None of these

Q.66) Fresh nuts contains 75% of water by weight, where as dry nuts contains 50% of water by weight. Smith buys 50 kg of fresh nuts for a total price of Rs.150. At what price should he sell the dry nuts (fresh nuts are dried up) to earn 20% profit?





e) None of these

Q.67) A person invested 2/3 of the total money in scheme A for 6 years and the rest of the money in scheme B for 2 years. Scheme A offers simple interest at 12% per annum and scheme B offers CI at 10% per annum. If the total sum of interest earned from both the schemes is rs.1650, then what was the total amount invested by him in scheme A and B together (approximately)?

a) 1750

b) 1506

c) 1500

d) 1868

e) None of these

Q.68) A vessel contains 117 liters of mixture of milk and water in the ratio of 9:4. Now 26 liters of mixture taken out and 5 liters of water is added to the vessel. What is the percentage of water in the resultant mixture?




d) 12

e) None of these

Q.69) Five years ago age of Ram was three years more than four times his son’s age. After three years the man will be 6 years less than thrice the age of his son. After how many years will the sum of their ages be 86 years?

a) 16

b) 19

c) 23

d) 12

e) None of these

Q.70) There is a circular plot of radius 21m. A circular seating space is constructed at the centre of the plot at a total cost of Rs.231 at Rs.6 per square meter. What is the area of the remaining part of the circular path? (In sqm)

a) 1245

b) 1386

c) 1347.5

d) 1506.75

e) None of these

D.71-80): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Has the hard-hustling nature of the tech start-up created a culture that leaves women vulnerable? Tech start-ups operate in an increasingly competitive environment. It’s a risky business for the entrepreneurs and the team that chooses to hitch their wagons to them. What drives the segment are energy, ideas, seamless communication and adrenalin. But when an incident like the one that took place at TVF, with founder and Internet sensation Arunabh Kumar, accused of sexual harassment becomes news, the introspection begins. Episodes like this are often blamed on the incompatible culture in the tech space that cultivates a male-centric mentality. Combine this with the lack of structure in early-stage start-ups run by young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs, and the tech start-up suddenly seems to be not-so-friendly space for women. “Money is tight and there is little to fall back on” — no established brand name, no their own and real money power,. Start-ups are still testing their ideas, so that is their core focus. The result: when a tricky situation, such as sexual harassment, emerges, young leaders, who often have little life and work experience, may fumble,” says Ritu Dubey, who has worked in the space for over seven years. This isn’t restricted to tech-driven start-ups. “Other start-up spaces with a low number of women are equally vulnerable,” says Dubey. However, the vertical is particularly vulnerable, considering that the women are few in number, the working spaces small and shared and the hours long. Culture matters – Manisha Gupta, whose organisation Start Up! incubates social entrepreneurs, says that “companies led by young entrepreneurs rarely focus on building vibrant cultures of respect for employees. In fact, entrepreneurs don’t particularly like to hear the words ‘policy,’ ‘processes’ and ‘systems’ – as they believe these kill creativity and productivity.” Ashwini Asokan, founder of Mad Street Den, an AI start-up based in Chennai, believes that company culture is founder-driven. “Men hire more men like them, and it propagates that hang out, speak, smoke and eat a certain way. Culture is set very early on.” Asokan herself has carefully built a technology company across geographies that comprise 50% women, and it’s been a task. “You can’t just wake up one morning and hit the diversity quota,” she explains, of the journey toward a diverse and inclusive company culture. Designing safety – The silver lining, if there is one, is that this may be the beginning of change, in terms of sexual harassment in the workplace: the fact that women are coming forward, speaking up — against their bosses, sectoral prejudices. The system explains Salma Prabhu, a clinical psychologist who consults with corporate HR departments, “Tests such as the 16PF, Myers-Briggs and Thomas PPA can throw up potential areas of concern early on.” These are safeguards in larger companies, but start-ups may not have the finances to invest in experienced HR people who come with the knowledge of such assessments. However, “the good part about this sector is that even as a very junior employee, you can ask questions about the work culture, meet the team and see the office space, at the interviewing stage,” says Ritu. There are also advisory board members that employees are usually aware about, so that in the absence of action, a problem can be escalated. Prabhu helps HR departments sensitise and train their organisations about sexual harassment policies and gender issues. Even smaller workshops, she feels, are essential, if there’s no policy in place yet. People, men and women, need to be sensitised to what may be construed as sexism or extend to harassment. Legal course – Today, companies must report such incidents under law [The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013]. Rina Goyal, Senior Associate, AZB & Partners, a law firm in Mumbai, believes that the 2013 law is well-drafted, even if it is primarily for the protection of women. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has some powers of a civil court in terms of making complainant and respondent attend, and discovery of documents. An office with over 10 employees is required by law to have an ICC to deal with sexual harassment complaints. It must comprise one female senior employee, a minimum of two other employees and a person with relevant knowledge of women’s rights. Apart from the chairperson, at least 50% of the committee must be women. Many companies may not have these, since the law, while being strict, is poorly implemented and its awareness as well as execution are still on a learning curve, says Pankaj Jain, the Founder and Principal at Impact Law Ventures, who works in the space. However, it helps to have senior members on the team who are women, as they may deal with formal or informal complaints on the lines of the formal process, even if there is no set procedure in place. International or larger funders mandate HR policies be in place before they support a young start-up. Such start-ups will begin to look at better governance, not just because it is a part of the compliance mechanism, but also because they may realise it’s necessary, says Jain. Gupta agrees, saying, “No matter how young a company, building safe work environments for teams is as critical as customer acquisition. You have to start up and scale in a process-focussed way. Up ahead – Ultimately, the usual suspects of power and consequent entitlement play key roles in the way women are viewed in the workplace. Prabhu believes that change comes slowly, but it does come eventually, and the media has a part to play — by reporting on issues rather than exclusively on incidents of harassment and assault, she believes we can evolve gender sensitivity in our culture over time.


“Awareness and execution are still on a learning curve”- The sentence means that:

a) Awareness and execution are not learnt by somebody.

b) Awareness and execution level is excruciating.

c) Awareness and execution level is abysmally low.

d) Awareness and execution level is extraordinary.

e) Learning about Awareness and execution is a lengthy process.


The author recommends which of the following roles for the media?

a) They should report exclusively on incidents of harassment and assault on women so that remedial action is taken.

b) They should highlight the relevant issues connected with the safety and security of women employees so that awareness is created.

c) They should provide the necessary financial support for the cause under consideration.

d) They should work in such a way that their rating is not in peril.

e) None of the above.


The tone and tenor of the sentence “You can’t just wake up one morning and hit the diversity quota” can be assessed as:

a) One of Realism.

b) One of Pessimism.

c) One of fiction.

d) One of Accusation.

e) One of Pragmatism.


Internal Complaints Committee is akin to which of the following?

a) A Magistrate Court.

b) A Tribunal.

c) A civil Court.

d) Powers of all the above.

e) Not identified from the passage.


Companies led by young entrepreneurs are expected to concentrate on which of the following?

a) On building vibrant cultures of respect for employees.

b) On building the customer base.

c) On ensuring profit.

d) On drastic reduction is staff strength.

e) None of the above.


According to the passage which obliterates creativity in the opinion of some entrepreneurs?

a) Principles.

b) Policy.

c) Processes.

d) Both (a) and (b).

e) Both (b) and (c).


Which of the following associated with Ms. Ashwini Asokan in the light of the context?

a) Has carefully built a technology company across geographies that comprise 50% women.

b) The silver lining is that this may be the beginning of change.

c) “You can’t just wake up one morning and hit the diversity quota.”

d) Company culture is founder-driven.

e) Only (a), (c) and (d).


The term ‘The silver lining’ refers to which of the following?

a) The brightest point in any concept or situation.

b) The ray of hope in a somewhat tricky or miserable situation.

c) The obviously visible portion of an endeavour.

d) The idea which helps in understanding a complex problem.

e) None of the above.


Which of the following can be considered as the best title to the passage?

a) The intricacies of safety of working women.

b) The narrowness of safety of working women.

c) The highlight of safety of working women.

d) The security hazards of women.

e) How safe are women in India?


Which is described as the hard-hustling nature of a tech start-up?

a) Earning money is their prime focus.

b) Building vibrant cultures of respect for employees.

c) A fondness for processes.

d) Only (a) and (c).

e) Only (a) and (b).

D.81-85) Read the following sentences carefully and select the correct option. There are four parts (a), (b), (c) and (d) in each question. Select the part which is grammatically wrong. If every part in the sentence is grammatically correct then, choose ‘No error’ (e) as the answer.


Talking to The Hindu, Special Commissioner of Police (Women Safety, Airport and Modernisation) (a)/ Sanjay said such an app was needed to ensure that women (b)/ felt safe throughout their commute and that vehicles(c)/ enabling last mile connectivity were part of the app.(d)/ No error.(e)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E


As a filmmaker, he feels empathetic for all those (a)/who are being affected by the conflict which Israel and Palestine (b)/ are facing and he endeavours that only peaceful talks along (c)/ the leaders can bring peace to the region.(d)/ No error.(e)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E


Noting that the constitution of the Sahitya Akademi (a)/ had been no provision to take back the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award once given, (b)/ the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed (c)/ in the wake of several awardees returning the honour in protest against “intolerance” or communal incidents.(d)/ No error.(e)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E


The clean development mechanism project has been registered (a)/ with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the ‘small scale category’ (b)/ for facilities with an installed solar capacity (c)/ of less than 15 MW, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Monday. d)/ No error. (e)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E


Women from all walk of life, including an engineering (a)/ graduate, a psychology post-graduate, a consultant anaesthesiologist, (b)/ an IT professional, a lawyer and an entrepreneur, from (c)/ across the country took part in the rally with family and friends.(d)/ No error.(e)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

e) E

D.86-90) Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) To test particle flow under Titan-like conditions, the researchers built a small experiment in a modified pressure vessel in their Georgia Tech lab.

(B) The particles that cover the surface of ******’s largest moon, Titan, are “electrically charged”, show results of an experiment.

(C) “These electrostatic forces increase frictional thresholds,” said the lead author of the study, Josh Mendez Harper from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the US.

(D) The findings, published in the journal Nature Geosciences, may help explain an odd phenomenon — prevailing winds on Titan blow from east to west across the moon’s surface, but sandy dunes nearly 300 feet tall seem to form in the opposite direction.

(E) They inserted grains of naphthalene and biphenyl — two toxic, carbon and hydrogen bearing compounds believed to exist on Titan’s surface — into a small cylinder.

(F) “This makes the grains so sticky and cohesive that only heavy winds can move them. The prevailing winds aren’t strong enough to shape the dunes,” Mendez Harper said.


Which of the following would be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

a) D

b) B

c) F

d) A

e) C


Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

a) A

b) B

c) E

d) D

e) F


Which of the following would be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?

a) A

b) F

c) E

d) B

e) C


Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

a) F

b) E

c) B

d) A

e) D


Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?

a) F

b) D

c) B

d) C

e) E

D.91- 95): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentences there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentences in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


___________ this with the lack of structure in early stage start-ups run by young, ___________ entrepreneurs, and the tech start-up suddenly seems to be a not-so-friendly space for women.

a) Castigating, fervent

b) Reprobating, excited

c) Denouncing, passionate

d) Slamming, aflame

e) Combine, enthusiastic


But, there will be times when characters are __________ strong emotions and their faces all go weird, with textures ___________ in.

a) depicturing, praising

b) conveying, popping

c) rupturing, yawning

d) structuring, hamming

e) puncturing, damming


Since Italian food is in continuous ____________, I have created some ____________ dishes that cater to the tastes of everyone.

a) revolution ,cumulated

b) fruition ,clinked

c) evolution, sophisticated

d) reduction, middle-class

e) abolition ,tumbled


Probe revealed the developer illegally felled the trees in __________ with Forest Department guard Praveen, who agreed to turn a blind eye for Rs 4 lakh, said the ____________.

a) connivance, complaint

b) agitation, constable

c) contented, reporter

d) collusion, commissioner

e) defiance, police


While releasing the book at the India International Centre (IIC) here, Mr. Gopichand ____________ the need to look at sports not only from the ___________ of winning or losing but as part of life.

a) demeaning, observation

b) adulating, myth

c) denigrating, sensitivity

d) emphasised, perspective

e) embellish, fallacy

D.96-100) In the following passage there are words highlighted, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage gives its meaning and against each five words are suggested, one of which is similar to the highlighted words. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The legitimacy of the election process is a key component of any democracy. When Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati and Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (96) deny that the manipulation of electronic voting machines helped the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh and the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine in Punjab, they were casting doubts about the legitimacy of the results. While the BSP, through its leader’s statements and submissions to the Election Commission, was (97) clear in its complaints, the AAP leader was more specific, suggesting that 20-25% of his party’s votes were “transferred” to the Akali Dal due to the EVMs. Complaints about the security of EVMs have been raised over a decade in courts, and the EC has repeatedly (98) demonstrated how the security of the machines cannot be compromised. Indian EVMs, unlike online voting machines that were discontinued in some western countries, are stand-alone, independent electronic units. They record and lock votes only after being trigger-enabled by presiding officers through a control unit. The EC has sought to assure (99) believe that the security of the machine is enabled through both technological and procedural means. The wiring-in of software in a one-time programmable chip disallows external manipulation, time stamping of every key pressed allows for monitoring, production testing is done for quality control, and so on. Checks of EVMs along with representatives of political parties, (100) formal allocation and sealing make the machines tamper-proof before and after votes are cast.


a) alleged

b) fussing

c) mendicant

d) indigent

e) No correction required.


a) hinder

b) vague

c) hasten

d) procrastinate

e) No correction required.


a) elicited

b) placated

c) tranquilize

d) propitiated

e) No correction required.


a) ascetic

b) suspicious

c) sceptics

d) incisive

e) No correction required.


a) perspective

b) verbose

c) effusive

d) randomised

e) No correction required.


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