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1. When Rajeev was born, his father was 32 years older than his brother
and his mother was 25 years older than his sister. If Rajeev's brother
is 6 years older than Rajeev and his mother is 3 years younger than his
father, how old was Rajeev's sister when Rajeev was born?
A. 10 years
B. 12 years
C. 15 years
D. 8 years
Let, Rajiv's brother is x years old.
Then his father is 6+32=38 when he was born.
And his mother is 3 years younger than his father.
So his mother was 35 years old when Rajeev was born.
And his sister is 25 years younger than his mother.
So, Rajeev’s sister was 10 years old when Rajeev was born.
2. Radha bought a watch for Rs. 144 and got a percentage of profit
equal to the cost price of the watch. What is the cost price of the
A. Rs. 72
B. Rs. 78
C. Rs. 80
D. Rs. 90
Given, SP=144, CP=x and profit %=x
Cost Price = (100/ (100+gain%))*S.P.
=> x=(100/100+x) *144
=> (x+180) (x-80) =0
=> x=-180. [It -ve value, so rejected]
3. In how many ways can 5 members be selected out of 10 members, so
that any two particular members must always be excluded?
Given, two particular members must be excluded, so member=10-2=8
Hence, the answer will be = 8! /5! (8-5)! = 8 * 7 * 6 * 5! /5! * 3! = 8
* 7 * 6/3 * 2 * 1 = 8 * 7 = 56.
4. In a 100m race, B bet C by 25m and A bet B by 20m. Then A will beat
C by what meters?
A. 60 m
B. 40 m
D. 20 m
According to the question,
A: B=100:80, and
A:C=(A/B) *(B/C) =100/60.
Hence, A will beat C by 100-60=40m.
5. Krishna bought some wheat at Rs. 10 per kilogram. He buys 2 kg wheat
from a ration shop at the rate of Rs. 8 per kilogram. He mixes the two
and sells at Rs. 11 per kilogram. He makes 25% profit. What is the
ratio of non-ration to ration wheat?
D. None of the above
Given, Selling Price per kg=11rs
and, CP per kg=11(4/5) =44/5
Hence, the required ratio = ((44/5)-8)/ (10-(44/5)) = 2:3.
6. A got Rs. 150 more on sum amount as a rate of 3%, then what is the
Amount = S.I + Principal Amount
SI = PRT/100
Let P= x.
Amount = 150 + x;
Therefore S. I= 150
=> x*3*1/100 = 150 (Taking T=1year)
Amount that is principal amount is x= 5000.
7. Mr. Roy is twelve years more than twice the age of his son at
present. After twelve years, he will be thrice as old as his son. What
is the age of Mr. Roy at present?
Let son's age be x.
Then Roy’s age =2x + 12.
After 12yrs, son's age=x+12 & Roy’s age=2x+12+12
Then, we get the equation as
=> 3(x + 12) = 2x + 12 + 12.
=> x = 12
Hence, Roy's age = 36.
8. A quantity of tea is sold at Rs. 5.75 per kilogram. The total gain
by selling the tea at this rate is Rs. 60. Find the quantity of tea
being sold if a profit of 15% is made on the deal.
Let the total cost price of tea is x.
Then total profit at a rate of 15% is=(15x/100)
According to question,
Cost Price of the tea is 400.so total selling price will be= (400+60)
So, the quantity of the tea will be= (460/5.75) =80kg.
9. The sum of 3rd and 9th term of an A.P is 8. Find the sum of the
first 11 terms of the progression.
D. None of the above
Given, the third term t3 = a + 3d
The ninth term t9 = a + 8d
Now, t3 + t9 = 2a + 10d = 8
Sum of first 11 terms of an AP is given by
=> (11/2) (2a + 10d)
=> (11/2) (8)
10. Determine the metal required to make a 21 m long pipe if its inner
and outer diameter are 12 m and 10 m respectively.
A. 2904 m3
B. 2534 m3
C. 2843 m3
D. 2647 m3
Formula: Volume of a hollow cylinder=pi*h*(R2-r2)
=> 22/7 * 21m*(144-100) m2
=> 66*44 m3
=> 2904 m3
Apps Associates Logical Reasoning Test
11. Series Completion:
11, 10, ?, 100, 1001, 1000, 10001
D. None of these
The pattern is -1, x 10 + 1, 1-, x 10 + 1, ........
So, missing term = 10 x 10 = 101.
12. Coding and Decoding:
In a certain code, TRIPPLE is written as SQHOOKD. How is DISPOSE
written in that code?
The given code, T-1=S, R-1=Q, I-1=H, P-1=O.
Similarly, DISPOSE-> CHRONRD.
13. Blood Relation:
(i) In a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F, there are two
(ii) D is grandmother of A and mother of B.
(iii) C is wife of B and mother of F.
(iv) F is the granddaughter of E.
What is C to A?
D. Cannot be determined
E. None of these
14. Decision Making:
Read the following information to answer the questions given below.
Following are the criteria for granting admission to a course:
The candidate must
(A) Be at least a graduate with 1st class
(B) Be not more than 25 years as on 15th Aug, 1993
(C) Have secured minimum 50% marks in the entrance test
(D) Be fluent in Hindi and English
However, if a candidate….
(I)fulfils all other criteria except B above, but is less than 30 years
and also belongs to backward class, should be given admission
(II) fulfils all other criteria except A above, but is a Post-graduate
with minimum 55% marks should be referred to the Chairman-Admissions.
(III)fulfils all other criteria except C above, but has got minimum 45%
marks in the entrance test should be waitlisted.
Based on the above criteria and the information, given in each of the
following questions, you have to take the decision in regard to each of
the cases given below. These cases are given to you as on 15th Aug,
" Rajni Sikka whose date of birth is 11th Jan, 1970 is a backward class
candidate. She has passed her graduation with 1st class this year. She
secured 44% marks in the entrance test. She is fluent in both Hindi and
A. If admission is to be given
B. If the candidate is to be referred to the Chairman-Admissions
C. If to be waitlisted
D. If data given are not sufficient to take decision and
E. If not to be admitted
Marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test is just 44%, and
hence does not fulfils even the minimum criteria of 45% marks as
stipulated by Condition III. Hence, the candidate should be
Statement: Should there be more than one High Courts in each state of
(I) No, this will be a sheer wastages of taxpayer’s money
(II)Yes, this will help to reduce the backlog of cases pending for a
very long time.
A. if only argument I is strong
B. if only argument II is strong
C. if either I or II is strong
D. if neither I or II are strong
E. if both I and II follow
16. Statement Assumptions:
Statement: “The bridge was built at the cost of Rs. 128 crores and even
civil bus service is not utilizing it, what a pity to see it grossly
underutilized.” – A citizen’s view on a new flyover linking east and
west sides of a suburb.
(I) The building of such bridges does not serve any public objective.
(II) There has to be some accountability and utility of money spent on
A. Neither I nor II is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Only assumption I is implicit
D. Either I or II is implicit
Statements: Any student who does not behave properly while in the
school brings bad name to himself and also for the school.
(I) Such student should be removed from the school.
(II) Stricter discipline does not improve behaviour of the students.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Either I or II follows
C. Only conclusion II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
18. Course of Action:
Statement: If the retired Professors of the same Institutes are also
invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organization, their
contribution may be beneficial to the Institute.
Courses of Action:
(I) Management may seek opinion of the employees before calling retired
(II) Management should involve experienced people for the systematic
restructuring of the organization.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
19. What is the ratio of production of LCDs in the years 2008 and 2010?
A. 4: 3
B. 3: 4
C. 1: 3
D. 2: 3
The required ratio = 9000/12000 = 3: 4.
Apps Associates Verbal Ability Test
20. His office is ___ the corridor.
23. Paragraph Completion:
For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social
effort in which we are at present engaged. And yet, come to think, it
is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need;
security sets a premium on feebleness. The work of ameliorating the
conditions of life—the true civilizing process that makes life more and
more secure—had gone steadily on to a climax. _________________.
A. Nature had lorded over humanity with impunity
B. Nature had become a slave of humanity
C. Nature and humanity were involved in the climactic battle of
D. One triumph of a united humanity over Nature had followed another
24. Sentence Completion:
They refused to ________ any more evasive replies and decided to
resolve the issue within the _______ of the major.
A. notice, eccentricity
B. brook, jurisdiction
C. bloom, indulgence
D. suffer, fortitude
25. Error Correction:
I am tired as I am working since 7 O'clock in the morning.
A. I was working
B. I have been working
C. I had been working
D. I will be working
He died from want _________ medical aid.
E. None of these
Be careful when you drive home tonight; _____snow is very deep.
Detective glories tend to glorify crime. Murderers, gangsters and
crooks all kinds are described as tough, cunning and courageous
individuals who know how to take care of themselves and how to get what
they want. In James McCain's The Postman Always Rings twice, for
instance the villain is much more a impressive character than his
victim. He is casual brave smart and successful with women. It is true
that he finally gets caught. But he is punished for a crime that he did
not commit, so that his conviction is hardly a triumph of justice.
Besides, looking back over the exciting life of the criminal, the
reader might conclude that it was worth the risk.
28. The passage mention James McCain
A. as an author of detective stories
B. as brave, smart, and successful with women
C. as tough cunning and courageous
D. as being more impressive than others
29. Murderers, gangsters and crooks referred to in the passage given
A. always manage to get away
B. are often glorified in detective stories
C. are wiser than their victims
D. know how to escape from law
1. One guy has Rs. 100/- in hand. He has to buy 100 balls. One football
costs Rs. 15/, One Cricket ball costs Re. 1/- and one table tennis ball
costs Rs. 0.25 He spend the whole Rs. 100/- to buy the balls. How many
of each balls he bought?
2. The distance between Station Atena and Station Barcena is 90 miles.
A train starts from Atena towards Barcena. A bird starts at the same
time from Barcena straight towards the moving train. On reaching the
train, it instantaneously turns back and returns to Barcena. The bird
makes these journeys from Barcena to the train and back to Barcena
continuously till the train reaches Barcena. The bird finally returns
to Barcena and rests. Calculate the total distance in miles the bird
travels in the following two cases: (a) The bird flies at 90 miles per
hour and the speed of the train is 60 miles per hour. (b) the bird
flies at 60 miles per hour and the speed of the train is 90 miles per
3. A tennis championship is played on a knock-out basis, i.e., a player
is out of the tournament when he loses a match. (a) How many players
participate in the tournament if 15 matches are totally played? (b) How
many matches are played in the tournament if 50 players totally
4. When I add 4 times my age 4 years from now to 5 times my age 5 years
from now, I get 10 times my current age. How old will I be 3 years from
5. A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want
anybody to know about them. One day, his wife asked, "How many gold
coins do we have?" After pausing a moment, he replied, "Well! If I
divide the coins into two unequal numbers, then 37 times the difference
between the two numbers equals the difference between the squares of
the two numbers." The wife looked puzzled. Can you help the merchant's
wife by finding out how many gold R
6. A set of football matches is to be organized in a "round-robin"
fashion, i.e., every participating team plays a match against every
other team once and only once. If 21 matches are totally played, how
many teams participated?
7. Glenn and Jason each have a collection of cricket balls. Glenn said
that if Jason would give him 2 of his balls they would have an equal
number; but, if Glenn would give Jason 2 of his balls, Jason would have
2 times as many balls as Glenn. How many balls does Jason have?
8. Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas. (a) How many
minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas? (b) How many monkeys
would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes
9. It was vacation time, and so I decided to visit my cousin's home.
What a grand time we had! In the mornings, we both would go for a jog.
The evenings were spent on the tennis court. Tiring as these activities
were, we could manage only one per day, i.e., either we went for a jog
or played tennis each day. There were days when we felt lazy and stayed
home all day long. Now, there were 12 mornings when we did nothing, 18
evenings when we stayed at home, and a total of 14 days when we jogged
or played tennis. For how many days did I stay at my cousin's place?
10. A 31" x 31" square metal plate needs to be fixed by a carpenter on
to a wooden board. The carpenter uses nails all along the edges of the
square such that there are 32 nails on each side of the square. Each
nail is at the same distance from the neighboring nails. How many nails
does the carpenter use?
Answer and Explanation.
1. F + C + T = 100-------------eq1 15F + C + 0.25T =
100-------------eq2 eq1=eq2 .solve to get F=3T/56 ;F=3,T=56,C=41
2. a) There is no need to consider their meeting pt at all.the train
has been running for 90miles/(60miles/hr)=1.5hrs.bird flies till train
reaches destination frm strting pt.so bird flies for1.5hrs at the vel
given(90).so dist=1.5*90=135miles b) time of train=1hr.so dist of
3. (a) u don't need to sum it up.since it's a knock out only 1 person
emerges winner finally.so15+1=16is answer.becos after15 matches finally
we shud've 15losers and 1winner.(b) 49:its always one less than no of
players as per the idea given above.so no need to check okay cos its
always true.ans is 49.
4. Let x= current age 4(x+4)+5(x+5)=10x ;so x=R 41 years
5. 37(x-y)=x^2-y^2. u no tht x^2-y^2=(x-y)(x+y).so (x-y) cancels on
both sides to give x+y=37.so sum of unequal halves=37 which is the req
6. R ans:7 teams okay.for a match u need 2 teams.suppose there r
totally 'n 'teams.Now uve to choose 2 teams out of 'n' teams.so answer
=no of such choices=no. of possible combinations. So we've ans =
nC2(ncombination2)=21;solve to get n=7.Sol: n(n-1)/2=21. so n=7.if u
don't understand c the graph beloweach team plays no. of matches=no of
teams ahead of it. One bar '' represents one team. ------------7 6 5 4
3 2 1 0 -----------21last team is written as 0 matches becos this team
has already played with all other teams-hence sum of matches
=6+5+4+3+2+1=21 which is correct only if no of teams =7
7. R 141. G+2=j-22. 2(G-2)=J+2.solve these 2 to get J=14
8. a). Sol:each mky takes 8 min to eat a banana b).ans:8m=48 m=6
9. Use sets and venn diagram to solve such questions.a,b ,aub,anb
etc.12=tennis+leave18=jog +leaveso jog-tennis=6again jog+tennis=14.so
solve and get jog=10,leave=8,tennis=4.so tot=22
10. Ans= 32*2 + 30*2=124
1. A software engineer returns from America. As he is fat he decided to
have evening walk.....he started at 3pm. he walks along the road at
4km/hr for some time then he climbs a upward slope area at 3km/hr then
downwards at the rate of 6km/hr. then back to the home through the road
at 4km/hr. what is the distance he covered in one way if he reaches
back home at 9pm.
2. men and lodge related question a)1 man related to 2lodges.b)each
lodge has 3 men.c)only 1 man common b/w 2 lodges
3. A child questions his father, "What is your father's age", to which
the father answers "He was aged X in year X^2 (X square) ". If the
context is 20th Century, What is his Date of Birth?
4. A man rides cycle for two third of the distance to be covered. then
his tyre got punctured. he walks the rest of the distance and found he
took twice the time for walking compared to riding. How fast he can
ride compared to walk.
5. 51 teams are there and they are to play basketball matches. A team
is out of the tournament if that looses 2 games. what is the maximum
number of games to be played to decide one winner.
6. who was the murderer(of smith) roger,o'neil,wait the waiter poisened
smith with which friend. each of the friends tells 3 stmts 1 of which
is false (1 stmt of each friend is false)
7. Nalanda,Rampur, Triloknagar, Maninagar etc some conditions are
given....then u have to find which has the population below 5 lakhs..
whic is not the capital 2 industrial towns,2 harbours,longitude
relation,latitude relation......etc (four questions based on these)
8. Another one on A,B,C , D and E younger and older relation +
occupation of each nutritionist, doctor,planner etc. find who is who ?
9. Two lamps sold for Rs.12 each profit of 25% on 1 and loss 0f 20% on
other? did he gain or lose?by how much?
10. A,B,C are persons and thy r div into three groups: Sororrean
[always truth] , Nororrean [always lie] and Midrorrean [alternate-but
not in any order as they speak truth first of false first]--repaet from
1. Ans: 12 km (one way )( total distance:12* 2 = 24 km)
2. Ans: 6 men and 4lodges
3. Ans: 1892
4. Ans: V(riding)=4*V(walking)[4 times]
5. Ans:101 matches
6. Ans: Roger was the murderer.(not sure)
9. Ans:60 paise loss
A shopkeeper arranges his fruits in such a way that putting say
either 3,or 9,or 7 apples in a row each time one apple is left. but
when he puts say 11 apples in a row no apple is left.find no. of
ans: take l.c.m. of earlier three nos. add 1 if divided by 11 fine
else multiply by 2 add 1 divide by 11 .if not divisible keep on
2. A problem of staircase:if i start going down, having gone down 4
steps i see x coming up.i meet x in way going down.when i had still
7 steps to go down x had gone up .find no. of steps in the
staircase.condition: for each of my one step down x goes up 2
solution:say total no. of steps x2(x-11)==xx="
3. Problem of merrygoround.tom on a merrygoround finds that one
third of people ahead of him and three fourth of people behind him
is equal to the no. of people on the merrygoround.find the no. of
people on the merrygoround.
ans:13since merry gorund is circular so 3/4x+1/3x==x+1.
4. A problem of cards .four persons sitting on a table.infront of
each one of them one card is lying not having same colours on both
sides.2 blue,2 red,2 green faces. each one guesses the color of
unseen face of card .(guesses i don?t remember) exactly 2 are
lying.the front faces of card are red,blue,green,red
respectively.find the colors of unseen faces of card.
5. five persons in a conference.a & b can communicate in
english.when d joins the only coomon language of communication is
spanish. a ,b,e can talk to each other in french only.exactly 3
people know portugese. the number of languages known by different
persons are 1,2,3,4,5. some other similar conditions . you have to
find answers to four questions based n these facts.
6. say ona sacle of 100:85 have phones,80 cars,75 married,70 have
houses. how many minimum persons are married,have phone car and
houses on a scale of 100.
7. some series given3 10 20 27 54 61 _ans .162some other
seriestrick: find suare root then add some number etc.
8. some conditions on xz etc.
9. afternoon temperatures of five days are recorded.each
temperature is different.multiple is 12.
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