Solutions to CE Mock Aptitude Test  5
1. An article is sold by Frank at a gain of 10%. If it had been brought at 8% less and sold it for Rs 2 less, he would have gained 16 2/3 %. The cost price of the article is
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100
75 (Answer)
95
None of the above
2. David obtained 76, 65, 82, 67 and 85 marks (out of 100) in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. What are his average marks?
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65
69
75 (Answer)
None of these
3. The difference between a number and its 3/5th is 50. What is the number?
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75
100
125 (Answer)
None if these
4. If 45 ñ [28 ñ {37 ñ (15  *)}] = 58 then * is =
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29
19
+19 (Answer)
+29
5. The sum of the following series : 1+5+3+9+5+13+7+17+. . . . to 30 terms is :
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960
780
840
720 (Answer)
6. The equation of a straight line having a slope of a and passing through the point ( 1/a≤ , 2/a) is
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a≤x ñ ay 1 = 0
a≤x ñ ay +1 = 0 (Answer)
a≤x + ay +1 = 0
a≤x + ay ¨ 1 = 0
7. The seven digit numbers without digit one in their decimal representations constitute what percentage of all seven digit number?
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20%
50% (Answer)
35%
80%
8. Ramesh is younger than Rahul by 4 years. If their ages are in the respective ratios of 7 : 9, how old is Ramesh ?
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16
18
28
None of these (Answer)
9. In a school, 100 students choose Hindi as an optional subject and 70 French & Sanskrit each. Of these , 63 choose Hindi only, 47 French only, 12 Hindi & French only and 6 French & Sanskrit only. The number of students who choose all the three subjects is:
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10
6
9
5 (Answer)
10. The digit in the units place in the square root of 15876 is
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2
4
6 (Answer)
8
11. Read the following passage and answer the questions (11 to 15) accordingly.
What is intelligence , anyway ? When I was in the Army I received a kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100 , scored 160. No one at the base had ever seen a figure like that and for two hours they made big fuss over me. (It didn't mean anything. The next day I was still a buck private with KP as my highest duty.)
All my life I've been registering scores like that , so that I have the complacent felling that I'm highly intelligent, and I expect other people to think so, too.Actually, though ,don't such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by the people who make up the intelligence testspeople with intellectual bents similar to mine?
I had an auto repairman once, who on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80 , by my estimate.I always took it for granted that I was far more intelligent than he was. Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously as he explored its vitals, and listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles and he always fixed my car.
He had a habit of telling me jokes whenever he saw me. once time he raised his head from automobile hood to say : " Doc, a deafanddumb guy went into a hardware store to ask for some nails. He put two fingers together on the counter and made hammering motions with the other hand. The clerk brought him hammer.He shook his head and pointed to the two fingers he was hammering. The clerk brought him nails. He picked our the sizes he wanted and left. Well doc, the next guy who came in was blind man. He wanted scissors. How do you suppose he asked for them? "
Indulgently, I lifted my right hand and made scissoring motions with my first two fingers. Whereupon the auto repairman laughed raucously and said , " Why, you dumb jerk, he used his voice and asked for them." Then he said smugly , "I've been trying that on all my customers today." " Did you catch many?" I asked. "Quite a few." He said. "But I knew for sure I'd catch you." "Why is that?" I asked. "Because you are so ... educated ,doc, I knew you couldn't be very smart."
And I have an uneasy feeling he had something there.
The Central idea of the passage is :
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Intelligence cannot be quantified.
You are not expected to be too intelligent if you want to serve in the Army.
Intelligence is hard to define. (Answer)
Educated people are not smart.
12. How does the author interpret his high scores on aptitude tests?
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He takes them as proof that he is intelligent.
He realizes that he is very good at answering the academic questions on these test prepared by people who have the same kind of academic bent as he has. (Answer)
He expects to be treated superior that the rest.
None of above
13. The author's encounter with auto repairman illustrates :
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that the author is dumb.
that the author is not as smart as he think he is.
that intelligence is very difficult to define. (Answer)
educated people are not smart.
14. The tone of passage is
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educative (Answer)
aggressive
pensive
cautionary
15. Select a suitable title for the passage :
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The Truth About Aptitude Tests.
Intelligence and Me! (Answer)
You are more dumber than you think you are!
None of the above.
16. Choose the option that expresses a relationship similar to the one shown by the question pair.
MUFFLE : SOUND : :
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dampen : enthusiasm (Answer)
resolve : quandary
resent : intrusion
deceive : vision
17. DEFUNCT : LIFE : :
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rotund : size
radiant : light
chaotic : order (Answer)
general : relevancy
18. BANDOLIER : BULLET : :
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stirrup : saddle
helmet : motorcycle
epaulet : shoulder
palette : paint (Answer)
19. Fill in the following sentences with appropriate word from suggested four alternative.
The gorgeous May Queen and her beautiful court made a dazzling assemblage of ______ at the Carnival.
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hew
pulchritude (Answer)
visage
exoticism
20. She can't make for a mellifluous singer, her voice is too ______ .
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rambling
raspy (Answer)
propitious
philistine
21. A three digit number is such that , the hundredís digit is equal to itís unit digit. The tenís digit is one more than the unitís digit or hundredís digit.Find the number, if the sum of the digits of the number is 22
Answers
877
787 (Answer)
868
949
22. The sum of a number and its reciprocal is equal to 101/10. Find the number.
Answers
10 (Answer)
20
15
25
23. The ratio of salay of Mrinal for 3 months is 6: 9: 10. If the salary of the second month is Rs. 14400 more than the salary of the first month, what is the total salary of 3 months
Answers
60000
1,50000
1,20000 (Answer)
1,00,000
24. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 24?
Answers
6666
3384 (Answer)
2732
8072
25. If the weight of A is 50% more than that of B, then by what % is the weight of B less than A?
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28%
27%
33.33% (Answer)
50%
26. The price of 1 Kg of rice costed Rs. 15 in the year 1999. It has risen to Rs. 18 in the year 2000. What is the % increase in its price?
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20% (Answer)
25%
16.66%
33.33%
27. In how many years will a sum of money become 16 times itself at 30 % p.a. simple interest?
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25
40
30
50 (Answer)
28. The total marks scored by 5 boys and 7 girls is 520. If each girl scored 45 marks on an average, find the average marks scored per boy?
Answers
42
81
41 (Answer)
45
29. A works 4 times as fast as B. If B completes a job in 60 days, then in how many days can A and B together complete the same job?
Answers
24
10
18
12 (Answer)
30. How many seconds will a train running at a speed of 54kmph cross a man standing on a platform given that the train is 150 m long?
Answers
15
10 (Answer)
7.5
12
31. Find the area of a circle which has a chord of length 8 cm and is at a distance of 3 cm from the centre of the circle.
Answers
50p sqcm
100 p sqcm
25 p sq.cm (Answer)
100 sq.cm
32. The number of 4 digit number in the decimal system is
Answers
9000 (Answer)
9900
9090
9999
33. Find the side of a cube formed by melting a cuboid of dimensions 36cm◊24cm◊16cm.
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16 cm
24 cm (Answer)
28 cm
38 cm
34. If a number is chosen from the set { 1, 2, 3, ÖÖÖÖ..,56} , then the probability that the chosen number is a multiple of 9 is
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1/28
3/28 (Answer)
1/27
9/17
35. In how many ways can 4 letters be posted into 6 letter boxes?
Answers
216
1296 (Answer)
243
625
36. A party of four persons is to be selected from eight hindus, three muslims so as to include atleast one muslim . The possible number of ways are
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168
84
8
260 (Answer)
37. What sum of money, if put out at 4% simple interest will amount to Rs 560 in 3 years?
Answers
400
450
480
500 (Answer)
38. A rectangle of perimeter 40 units is given. Then its greatest possible area is :
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96 sq. units
91 sq. units
100 sq. units (Answer)
110 sq. units
39. If the roots of equation ( bc)x≤+ (ca)x +(ab)=0 are equal , then a,b,c are in :
Answers
A. P (Answer)
G . P
H .P
None of these
40. The difference between the place value & the face value of 6 in the numeral 856973 is :
Answers
973
6973
5994 (Answer)
None of these
Answers
100
75 (Answer)
95
None of the above
2. David obtained 76, 65, 82, 67 and 85 marks (out of 100) in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. What are his average marks?
Answers
65
69
75 (Answer)
None of these
3. The difference between a number and its 3/5th is 50. What is the number?
Answers
75
100
125 (Answer)
None if these
4. If 45 ñ [28 ñ {37 ñ (15  *)}] = 58 then * is =
Answers
29
19
+19 (Answer)
+29
5. The sum of the following series : 1+5+3+9+5+13+7+17+. . . . to 30 terms is :
Answers
960
780
840
720 (Answer)
6. The equation of a straight line having a slope of a and passing through the point ( 1/a≤ , 2/a) is
Answers
a≤x ñ ay 1 = 0
a≤x ñ ay +1 = 0 (Answer)
a≤x + ay +1 = 0
a≤x + ay ¨ 1 = 0
7. The seven digit numbers without digit one in their decimal representations constitute what percentage of all seven digit number?
Answers
20%
50% (Answer)
35%
80%
8. Ramesh is younger than Rahul by 4 years. If their ages are in the respective ratios of 7 : 9, how old is Ramesh ?
Answers
16
18
28
None of these (Answer)
9. In a school, 100 students choose Hindi as an optional subject and 70 French & Sanskrit each. Of these , 63 choose Hindi only, 47 French only, 12 Hindi & French only and 6 French & Sanskrit only. The number of students who choose all the three subjects is:
Answers
10
6
9
5 (Answer)
10. The digit in the units place in the square root of 15876 is
Answers
2
4
6 (Answer)
8
11. Read the following passage and answer the questions (11 to 15) accordingly.
What is intelligence , anyway ? When I was in the Army I received a kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100 , scored 160. No one at the base had ever seen a figure like that and for two hours they made big fuss over me. (It didn't mean anything. The next day I was still a buck private with KP as my highest duty.)
All my life I've been registering scores like that , so that I have the complacent felling that I'm highly intelligent, and I expect other people to think so, too.Actually, though ,don't such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by the people who make up the intelligence testspeople with intellectual bents similar to mine?
I had an auto repairman once, who on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80 , by my estimate.I always took it for granted that I was far more intelligent than he was. Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously as he explored its vitals, and listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles and he always fixed my car.
He had a habit of telling me jokes whenever he saw me. once time he raised his head from automobile hood to say : " Doc, a deafanddumb guy went into a hardware store to ask for some nails. He put two fingers together on the counter and made hammering motions with the other hand. The clerk brought him hammer.He shook his head and pointed to the two fingers he was hammering. The clerk brought him nails. He picked our the sizes he wanted and left. Well doc, the next guy who came in was blind man. He wanted scissors. How do you suppose he asked for them? "
Indulgently, I lifted my right hand and made scissoring motions with my first two fingers. Whereupon the auto repairman laughed raucously and said , " Why, you dumb jerk, he used his voice and asked for them." Then he said smugly , "I've been trying that on all my customers today." " Did you catch many?" I asked. "Quite a few." He said. "But I knew for sure I'd catch you." "Why is that?" I asked. "Because you are so ... educated ,doc, I knew you couldn't be very smart."
And I have an uneasy feeling he had something there.
The Central idea of the passage is :
Answers
Intelligence cannot be quantified.
You are not expected to be too intelligent if you want to serve in the Army.
Intelligence is hard to define. (Answer)
Educated people are not smart.
12. How does the author interpret his high scores on aptitude tests?
Answers
He takes them as proof that he is intelligent.
He realizes that he is very good at answering the academic questions on these test prepared by people who have the same kind of academic bent as he has. (Answer)
He expects to be treated superior that the rest.
None of above
13. The author's encounter with auto repairman illustrates :
Answers
that the author is dumb.
that the author is not as smart as he think he is.
that intelligence is very difficult to define. (Answer)
educated people are not smart.
14. The tone of passage is
Answers
educative (Answer)
aggressive
pensive
cautionary
15. Select a suitable title for the passage :
Answers
The Truth About Aptitude Tests.
Intelligence and Me! (Answer)
You are more dumber than you think you are!
None of the above.
16. Choose the option that expresses a relationship similar to the one shown by the question pair.
MUFFLE : SOUND : :
Answers
dampen : enthusiasm (Answer)
resolve : quandary
resent : intrusion
deceive : vision
17. DEFUNCT : LIFE : :
Answers
rotund : size
radiant : light
chaotic : order (Answer)
general : relevancy
18. BANDOLIER : BULLET : :
Answers
stirrup : saddle
helmet : motorcycle
epaulet : shoulder
palette : paint (Answer)
19. Fill in the following sentences with appropriate word from suggested four alternative.
The gorgeous May Queen and her beautiful court made a dazzling assemblage of ______ at the Carnival.
Answers
hew
pulchritude (Answer)
visage
exoticism
20. She can't make for a mellifluous singer, her voice is too ______ .
Answers
rambling
raspy (Answer)
propitious
philistine
21. A three digit number is such that , the hundredís digit is equal to itís unit digit. The tenís digit is one more than the unitís digit or hundredís digit.Find the number, if the sum of the digits of the number is 22
Answers
877
787 (Answer)
868
949
22. The sum of a number and its reciprocal is equal to 101/10. Find the number.
Answers
10 (Answer)
20
15
25
23. The ratio of salay of Mrinal for 3 months is 6: 9: 10. If the salary of the second month is Rs. 14400 more than the salary of the first month, what is the total salary of 3 months
Answers
60000
1,50000
1,20000 (Answer)
1,00,000
24. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 24?
Answers
6666
3384 (Answer)
2732
8072
25. If the weight of A is 50% more than that of B, then by what % is the weight of B less than A?
Answers
28%
27%
33.33% (Answer)
50%
26. The price of 1 Kg of rice costed Rs. 15 in the year 1999. It has risen to Rs. 18 in the year 2000. What is the % increase in its price?
Answers
20% (Answer)
25%
16.66%
33.33%
27. In how many years will a sum of money become 16 times itself at 30 % p.a. simple interest?
Answers
25
40
30
50 (Answer)
28. The total marks scored by 5 boys and 7 girls is 520. If each girl scored 45 marks on an average, find the average marks scored per boy?
Answers
42
81
41 (Answer)
45
29. A works 4 times as fast as B. If B completes a job in 60 days, then in how many days can A and B together complete the same job?
Answers
24
10
18
12 (Answer)
30. How many seconds will a train running at a speed of 54kmph cross a man standing on a platform given that the train is 150 m long?
Answers
15
10 (Answer)
7.5
12
31. Find the area of a circle which has a chord of length 8 cm and is at a distance of 3 cm from the centre of the circle.
Answers
50p sqcm
100 p sqcm
25 p sq.cm (Answer)
100 sq.cm
32. The number of 4 digit number in the decimal system is
Answers
9000 (Answer)
9900
9090
9999
33. Find the side of a cube formed by melting a cuboid of dimensions 36cm◊24cm◊16cm.
Answers
16 cm
24 cm (Answer)
28 cm
38 cm
34. If a number is chosen from the set { 1, 2, 3, ÖÖÖÖ..,56} , then the probability that the chosen number is a multiple of 9 is
Answers
1/28
3/28 (Answer)
1/27
9/17
35. In how many ways can 4 letters be posted into 6 letter boxes?
Answers
216
1296 (Answer)
243
625
36. A party of four persons is to be selected from eight hindus, three muslims so as to include atleast one muslim . The possible number of ways are
Answers
168
84
8
260 (Answer)
37. What sum of money, if put out at 4% simple interest will amount to Rs 560 in 3 years?
Answers
400
450
480
500 (Answer)
38. A rectangle of perimeter 40 units is given. Then its greatest possible area is :
Answers
96 sq. units
91 sq. units
100 sq. units (Answer)
110 sq. units
39. If the roots of equation ( bc)x≤+ (ca)x +(ab)=0 are equal , then a,b,c are in :
Answers
A. P (Answer)
G . P
H .P
None of these
40. The difference between the place value & the face value of 6 in the numeral 856973 is :
Answers
973
6973
5994 (Answer)
None of these
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Ankita KatdareThe first 3 toppers are:
1. CEanCIVILPRINCESS (152/200)
2. CEanIssue (124/200)
3. CEanShaikroohi (105/200) 
CIVILPRINCESS
36. A party of four persons is to be selected from eight hindus, three muslims so as to include atleast one muslim . The possible number of ways are
solution for this please 😀
Answers
168
84
8
260 (Answer) 
RajdeepCEHere is my scorecard, happy to score that much without atending english verbals. Next time will give it try and will be early for test 😁

CIVILPRINCESS
7. The seven digit numbers without digit one in their decimal representations constitute what percentage of all seven digit number?
this problem also... 😀
Answers
20%
50% (Answer)
35%
80% 
Ankita KatdareSuppose we take only one Muslim.
No. of selections of Muslims = 3C[SUB]1[/SUB] = 3
No. of selections of Hindus = 8C[SUB]3[/SUB] = 56
When we select 2 Muslims and 2 Hindus,
number of ways of selecting Muslims = 3C[SUB]2[/SUB] = 3
number of ways of selecting Hindus = 8C[SUB]2 [/SUB]= 28
No. of parties = 28 X 3 = 84
When we take 3 Muslims and 1 Hindu,
number of ways of selecting Muslims = 3C[SUB]3[/SUB] = 1
number of ways of selecting Hindus = 8C[SUB]1 [/SUB]= 8
No. of parties = 8
Total no. of parties = 168+ 84 + 8 = 260
Total no, of ways of having at least 1 Muslim = Total no. of ways  all are Hindus = 11C[SUB]4[/SUB]  8C[SUB]4[/SUB]
= 260 
eshwar.k.gre8another Oosum test

CIVILPRINCESS@akd: super! 😀

Shobhan Mankadsolution for Q. 25, 28 ?

Ankita KatdareAnybody here to solve the above doubts? Or only I am here to post solutions? 😐
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