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Ajmal National Talent Search (ANTS) Examination, 2008

Conducted by :

AJMAL

FOUNDATION, A Registered Public Charitable Trust


Hojai, Nagaon (Assam)

ANTSE/XII/200

Sl. No.

Class - XII

`S f V`

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Invigilator

Date ...........................

Centre Code / $JO E'Q .....................................................


Roll No. / _ X .............................................................
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE

1. Write your Centre Code and Roll No. legibly in the space provided. Do not write your name any where in the book.
2. An examinee must not bring any loose paper, book, etc. except the Admit Card to the Examination Hall. Any examinee found in
possession of even loose papers will be EXPELLED.
3. No extra sheet will be provided for making notes or calculations. Candidates may use the inner cover pages of this booklet for
this purpose.
4. An examinee must not talk to, disturb or seek assistance from a fellow examinee during the examination.
5. No leaf of the booklet must be torn out.
6. Any mechanical calculating device (calculator, etc.) shall not be used by any examinee during the time of examination.
7. Mobile Phones shall not be used by candidates inside the examination hall.
8. No candidate will be allowed to leave or go out of the Examination Hall during the first hour of the examination.
9. i. Questions are of multiple-choice type carrying one mark each and all questions are compulsory.
ii. Students are required to write the correct answer [i.e. any one of (a), (b), (c) or (d)] in the box provided alongside the
question.
iii. A candidate having completed his/her question-answer booklet must hand it over, even if blank, to the invigilator
before leaving the Examination Hall.
10. Contravention of any of the instructions mentioned above shall render a candidate liable for disciplinary action as per rule.

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Ajmal National Talent Search Examination, 2008


Class : XII

a]^ : 2 hours/HO

Time/

INSTRUCTIONS /

Full Marks/

]P X : (40+40+20)=100

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1. Attempt All Questions. / YTEO Y` =w E*


2. There are four options to each question. Choose the correct option by putting any one of a, b, c or d,
in the box / YTO Y` $JO [E =w V^ %$K* =wO [$K =_^+ EbT UE [E$JT a, b, c [ d _F[*

General Knowledge /

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1.

If microphone converts sound energy to electrical energy then a motor converts

2.

The background of Charles Dicken's historical novel 'A tale of two cities' is
J$ _J$ QEa [FT =YXa-- A tale of two cities YlYO E %$K_ ?
a) October Revolution/%k[ [Y
b)
Glorious Revolution/G[]^ [Y
c) French Revolution/Z$J [Y
d)
Industrial Revolution/` [Y

3.

The Constellation Orion in Indian astronomy is called

4.

^V ]+yZX ``NE [V TE `N_ YT E T ]O YT E[--a) Magnetic energy to mechanical energy/J$ E^ `NE ^E `N_
b) Electrical energy to mechanical energy/[V TE `NE ^E `N_
c) Mechanical energy to electrical energy/^E `NE [V TE `N_
d) Magnetic energy to electrical energy/J$ E^ `NE [V TE `N_

\T^ LT [VT XlyYt E_YbE E [ _ E c^ ?


a) Singha/aec
b) Mriga/]G
c)

Brischik/[ JE

d)

Saptarishi/ab

Co-relate the following

T_T V^ [_EE aL+ _F--A) Begum Akhtar/[G] %FT


B) Hari Prasad Chaurasia/cYaV $J$K^
C) Kishori Amonkar/E` %]XE
D) Allah Rakha/%{FF
a)
c)

A (1) B (3) C (D)


A (2) B (1) C (2) D (4)

1.
2.
3.
4.
b)
d)

Flute/[g c
Vocal Classical/`^ aeGT
Ghazal/GL_
Tabla/T[_
A (3) B (1) C (2) D (4)
A (4) B (1) C (2) D (3)

5.

Baking Soda or NaHCO3 is not used in


[Ee $KQ [ NaHCO3 EcT [c Xc^ ?
a) In fire extinguishers/L+ X] E]T
b) In manufacture of aerated water/[XT YX =dYVXT
c) In manufacture of soap/J$ [X =dYVX E]T
d) In the preparation of baking powder/[Ee Y=V Y TEST

6.

The first Asian Games were held in 1951 at


1951 $JXT A$K^X G]$K E'T %XT c$K_ ?
a) Jakarta/LEO
b) Seoul/$K=_

c)

New Delhi/XTX V{ d)

Tokyo/OE%'

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10.

11.

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Who is the custodian of the Indian Constitution?

ae[WXE lE[$J E cTT X ?


a) The President/rYT
c) Supreme Court/=JT] X^_^

b)
d)

The Prime Minister/YWX]


The Parliament/E^ aeaV

Which country has the largest postal network in the world?

YUT %O+TE QI QE a XOE EX V`T %$K ?


a) China/J$ X
b) India/\T

c)

USA/%]E

What does 'Didgerido' mean?


Didgerido ]X E ?
a) Musical instrument/[V^
c) Dance/X$J

b)
d)

Song/GT
Game/F_

Insert the missing numbers 8, 17, 33, 67, 133, _________.


F_P+T =wO _F 8, 17, 33, 67, 133, ______ .
a) 268
b) 266
c)
269

cgc =P G$K a^XE X] E ?


a) Carbon-di-oxide/E[X Q+ %j+Q
c) Sodium oxide/$JQ^ ] %j+Q

b)
d)

13.

The first express train of India to have a 'Ladies Only' compartment is

16.

d)

267

Nitrous oxide/X+K$ %j+Q


Carbon mono oxide/E[X ]X %j+Q

Rotation of Crops helps in

15.

Russia/$K^

What is the chemical name of laughing gas ?

12.

14.

d)

$JyE FT YT^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ac^ E-a) Reducing insects/YE-Y aEST


b) Reducing weeds/Hgc-[X Xc E
c) Altering chemical nature of soil/]O a^XE Y[TX E
d) Improving soil fertility/]O =[ [ EST
\TT "E_ ]c_ [[' Q[^N VT[G _FX c'_--a) Palace On Wheels/YJ$ %X +_
c) Deccan Queen/QhX E+X

b)
d)

Rajdhani Express/LWS AjYK$


Kalka Mail/E_E ]+_

T_ EXFX XOE `jY^ _FT Xc^ ?


a) King Lear/Ee _^
c) Othelo/%'U_

b)
d)

Machbeth/]E[U
Candida/EXQQ

Muscle is the nickname given to


"Muscle' E =YX]-a) Javagal Srinath/L\G_ `XU
c) Robin Singh/[X ae

b)
d)

Venkatapathy Raju/\eEOYT L
Mahendra Singh Dhoni/]cV ae WX

Which of the following is not a play of Shakespeare?

The first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is

EX a[YU] L G F_ Y Y+$K_ ?
a) Sachin Tendulkar/`$JX T _E
c) Sania Mirza/K$ X^ ]L

b)
d)
2

Leander Paes/_^Q YL
Viswanathan Anand/[`X UX %XV
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Complete the series/F_ P+ aS E-?

a)
18.

b)

c)

d)

AGM, DJP, HNT, _________ ?

F_ P+ YS E-a)

MTZ

b)

NSY

c)

MSZ

d)

MSY

19.

Who can take part in the Parliamentary Proceedings without being a member of the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha?

20.

The term 'Nifty' is used in


Nifty`O Ec _GT LQT ?
a) Stock Exchange/YT\ T [X]^ EV
c) E-commerce/ E-[a^

21.

22.

_Ea\ [ La\ aVa XcE^ EX aeaV E^_T %e` GcS E[ Y ?


a) Auditor General of India/\T ]ccJ$ Y YlE b)
Attorney General of India/\T ]cW[N
c) Accountant General of India/\T ]c GSXE d)
Chief Election Commissioner/]F X[ J$ X %^N

b)
d)

Export-Import Business/%]VX-X [a^


Tele Shopping/Tg ^G y^

The Director of the film Eklavya nominated for Oscar award is

%' Y [[ ]XXT AE_[ $JX]FX XV`E EX ?


a) Sanjay Leela Bhansali/at^__ [_
b)
c) David Dhawan/Q\Q WX
d)

Vidhu Vinod Chopra/[W [XV $JY


Anurag Basu/%XG [a

The number of states of India which touch the border of Myanmar is

\T E]XFX L a] ]X] _GT _G %$K ?


a)

b)

c)

23.

Which country of Europe is called the country of Windmills and Dykes?

24.

Match the following

25.

d)

+=Y EXFX V`E =+]_ % Q+E' V` [ _ E c^ ?


a) Netherland/XV_
b)
Belgium/[_L^]
c) Finland/ZX_
d)
Italy/+O_
]_+ _F-a)
b)
c)
d)

1 Kilo byte/1E_ [+O


1 Mega byte/1]G [+O
1 Giga byte/1GG [+O
1 Tera byte/1O [+O

a)
c)

a-1, b-b, c-4, d-2


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

1.
2.
3.
4.

1024 Byte /1024 [+O


1024 Giga byte /1024 GG [+O
1024 Kilo bytes /1024 E_ [+O
1024 Megabyte /1024 ]G [+O
b)
d)

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


None of these

The President of India during first internal emergency in 1975-76 was


1975-76 J$ XT %\S LE_X % HbS a]^T \T rYT EX %$K_ ?
a) Dr. Zakir Hussain/Qf LE $K+X
b)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed/ZFX %_ %c]V
c) V. V. Giri/\ \ G
d)
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy/X_] at Q

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Lady astronaut Sunita Williams who is of Indian origin belongs to the state of

aXT =+_^]$J AGE \T^ ]_ ]c_ ]cE`$J* TCg ]_Tf EX L ?


a) Kerala/E_
b) Haryana/c^X
c)
Gujarat/mLO

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d)

Maharastra/]cr

d)

Lalit/__T

d)

Dobakhol/Q[F_

The song Bande Mataram was composed on the Hindustani raag

"[V]T]' GTO EX cVX GT aYT E c$K ?


a) Tori/O'
b) Desh/V`
c)

Deepak/VYE

The famous tourist place Cherrapunjee of Meghalaya is locally known as

[FT Y^OX EV $JYtE X^ _E E X] %\cT E ?


a) Sorah/$Kc
b) Wangla/e_
c)
Siju/$JL

Which chemical is used as cooling agent in refrigerators

ZLOT `T_ES [[ E a^XE V[ [c E c^ ?


a) Chloroform/zZ]
b)
c) Sodium chloride/K$ Q^ ] z+Q
d)

Carbon tetacloride/E[X OOz'+Q


Chlorofluoro carbon/zn E[X

Who is called the Shahid-E-Azam?

`cV-+-%L] EE E c^ ?
a) Mahatma Gandhi/]c G
c) Bhagat Singh/\GT ae

b)
d)

Indira Gandhi/+V G
Kushal Konwar/E`_ Eg

The Indian Standard Time is the local time of the place

EX VH] F a]^E \T ]X a]^ [_ W c^-a) 800 E longitude/Y[ VH]


c) 82.50 longitude/VH]

b)
d)

850 E longitude/Y[ VH]


85.50 E longitude/Y[ VH]

EX F_ _GT ZO ` [c c^ ?
a) Cricket/yEO
b) Tennis/OX$K

c)

Football/ZO[_

d)

Hockey/c'E

Stainless Steel is an alloy of


Stainless steel (X_eE TF) Ec ]`S ?
a) Nickel/XE_
b) Silver/Y

c)

Chromium/y]^]

d)

Aluminium/A_]X^]

The word fault is associated with

How many judges are there in the Supreme Court in India including the Chief Justice?

]F [$JYT ac =JT] X^_^T E]XLX [$JYT %$K ?


a)

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12

b)

13

c)

14

d)

15

]VT ]F ES c'_--a) Deficit Financing/HO [LO


c) Increase in cost/V] [

b)
d)

Decrease in Production/=dYVX a
Hoarding by traders/]LT ES

Where is the Headquarters of ONGC?


$ONGC ]F E^_^ E'T ?
a) New Delhi/X$ TX V{
c) Baroda/[$ V

b)
d)

Nazira/X$ L
Dehradun/$ VVX

Inflation is mainly caused by

Contd.

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37.

38.

Which acts as a better fire extinguisher?

$T_ EX[W L+ X]T %WE Z_Ya\[ y^ E ?


a) Warm water/G
$ ] YX
c) Boiling water/=
$ T_ YX

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b)
d)

\T[bT %^ E c'_--

Indirect and Proportional/Y


$ l % a]XYTE b)
Direct and Proportional/Y
$ T l % a]XYTE d)

"LL Q[= [`' %]E rYT* Q[= %F E a$J^ ?


a) Waker/E
b) Walter/O
c)

Willium/=+_^]

d)

Wanna/~

Which country is known as Down Under ?


EX V`E Down Under [ _ E c^ ?
a) Australia/%r_^ b) Finland/ZX_

Japan/LYX

d)

Canada/EXQ

c)

on

Master

b)

Masters

c)

Masters

d)

M.A

in

b)

on

at

d)

for

c)

dont you?

d)

arent you ?

c)

are

d)

should be

c)

has been

d)

is

c)

much the best

d)

very the best

new one

d)

many new ones

boxer

d)

wrestler

c)

do I ?

b)

are you ?

is

b)

am

was

b)

were

a best

b)

very best

All the old furniture has been replaced by _____________.


a)

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d)

This is ______________ way of doing it.


a)

48.

at

Half of the apples _____________ bad.


a)

47.

c)

It is I who ____________ to blame.


a)

46.

against

I believe you are seventeen years old, ____________.


a)

45.

b)

I am not very good ______________ writing essays.


a)

44.

about

I have a ____________ in Hotel Management.


a)

43.

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It is childish to complain _____________ rules


a)

42.

Direct and Progressive/Y


$ Tl % =G T
Indirect and Progressive/Y
$ l % =GT

George W. Bush is the President of USA. what does W stands for ?

English /
41.

Cold water/P$ YX
Normal water/a
$ WS YX

Income Tax in India is


a)
c)

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new

b)

new ones

c)

The word pugilist is used for a ________________.


a)

batsman

b)

golfer

c)
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50.

#7

Use your common sense, _____________ ?


a)

will you

b)

wont you

c)

cant you

d)

dont you

c)

wife

d)

cousin

Write the correct option in the adjacent box.


51.

Uxoricide is the killing of ones _____________ :


a)

52.

d)

rare in

Cushioner

b)

Haberdasher

c)

Upholsterer

d)

Huckster.

affluence

b)

opulence

c)

madness

d)

penury

using few words , short

d)

abusive

inaguration

b)

innaguration

c)

inauguration

d)

inaggauration

caracass

b)

carcass

c)

carracas

d)

carcas

yesterdays

b)

tomorrows

c)

nights

d)

years

The bandit .................... the traveler of his purse of gold and ................. him grievously.
a)

60.

native to

There is a proverb which says, One today is worth two ...........


a)

59.

c)

The correct spelling of the word which means dead body of an animal is
a)

58.

foreign to

The correct spelling of the word which means opening or commissioning a project is
a)

57.

b)

The managers laconic dismissal letter left the fired employees feeling angry and hurt. Laconic means:
a) cruel
b)
strong
c)

56.

not found in

Utter want drove him to commit the crime. Utter want can be expressed in one word as:
a)

55.

neighbour

One who makes and sells cushions and covers for chairs, motor-car seats is called :
a)

54.

b)

This type of disease is endemic to Asia. : The meaning of endemic is ___________


a)

53.

uncle

Demanded, beat.

b)

Robbed, wounded

c)

Snatched, hurt

d)

Stole, injured

Sachin .................. another feather ................. is cap by his wonderful performance in the one day match.
a)

Took, in

b)

Created, for

c)

Captured, from

d)

Added, to

In each of the following questions you are given a related pair of words in capital letters. Each capitalized pair is followed by
four pairs of words. Choose the pair which best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed by the original pair.
61.

LABOUR : WAGES : : .. : .
a) employer : production

b)

officer : work

c)

d)

teacher : books

business : profits

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62.

63.

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SOLDIER : ARMY : : . :
a) child : children
b) shoes : cobbler

c)

malaria : disease

ELEPHANT : PACHYDERM : : ......... :


a) snail : shell
b)

kangaroo : marsupial

c)

d)

snake : fangs

c)

waltz : dance

trees : arboreal

d)

star : constellation

d)

paint : brush

DIRGE : SING : : . : .
a)

temperature : fever b)

pen : paper

The following sentences are divided in to three parts and each part is underlined and marked a, b, c. Only one part contains an
error. Identify the error part. If there is no error, mark it (d).
65.

66.

67.

She is too beautiful

to attract the attention

of a young man

No error

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

When she parted with he parents

there were tears

in her eyes.

No error.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

I have come to the final conclusion

that students should not take part

in politics.

No error.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(a)
68.

Translate this passage

from Bengali

to Assamese.

No error.

(b)

(c)

(d)

(a)

In the following questions the letters of the words are jumbled up. You are required to arrange the words out of the jumbled
spelling. Each letter has been numbered and each word is followed by four options. Choose the option that gives the correct
order of letters as indicated by numbers to form a meaningful word.
Example :
a)

M
1

C
2

A
3

13452

L
4
b)

I
5
24351

c)

24315

d)

43152

The answer is (b). By arranging the letters according to the order indicated by (b) we get the word CLAIM
69.

D
1

U
2

a)

42351

70 . D
1
a)

C
3

L
4

I
5
b)

23451

c)

32451

d)

12435

b)

34152

c)

45132

d)

23451

R O R E
2 3 4 5
23154

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71.

72.

M E
1 2

#9

D A
3 4

a)

4356721

R
1

M
2

a)

1234

P
3

L
5

E
6

R
7

b)

2167453

c)

1263457

d)

1234567

b)

1423

c)

3421

d)

2143

O
4

In the following sentences you are required to find synonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option which
best expresses the meaning in the context.
73.

Your involvement with undesirable elements is bound to blemish your reputation as an upright man.
a)

74.

b)

tarnish

c)

mystify

d)

brighten

c)

mangled

d)

dismantled

The bomb blast mutilated the bodies of the victims.


a)

75.

disfigure

annihilated

b)

demolished

The changes in contemporary lifestyle are being described as outrageous by the older generation.
a)

offensive

b)

dreadful

c)

horrible

d)

sorrowful

In the following sentences you are required to find antonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option which
best expresses the opposite meaning.
76.

He has a morbid fear of dogs.


a)

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b)

unnatural

c)

terrible

d)

healthy

temporary

c)

everlasting

d)

fleeting

c)

cheerful

d)

angry

Human glory is ephemeral.


a)

78.

diseased

temporal.

b)

His father was in a somber mood.


a)

light

b)

sad

Choose the option that gives the correct sense of the idioms / phrases in the following sentences.
79.

When the blame came on the family the servant was made the scapegoat.
a) asked to explain
b)
rewarded
c)

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given the blame

d)

was made to crawl on four legs.

There are many snakes in the grass in this world. One has to be cautious.
a) snakes in the garden
b)
a rope looking like a snake.
c)

hidden enemies.

d)

a deceitful person.

Contd.

Essay
81.

Write essays on any two of the following : (in about 200 words each).
a) Global Warming and its Threat to India.
b) Media Hype of Cricket and its Effect on Other Sports.
c) Internet and its Abuses.

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Ajmal National Talent Search (ANTS) Examination, 2008


Conducted by :

AJMAL

FOUNDATION, A Registered Public Charitable Trust


Hojai, Nagaon (Assam)

ANTSE/XI/300

Sl. No.

Class - XI

`S f AEV`

..........................................................

Invigilator

Date ...........................

Centre Code / $JO E'Q .....................................................


Roll No. / _ X .............................................................
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE

1. Write your Centre Code and Roll No. legibly in the space provided. Do not write your name any where in the book.
2. An examinee must not bring any loose paper, book, etc. except the Admit Card to the Examination Hall. Any examinee found in
possession of even loose papers will be EXPELLED.
3. No extra sheet will be provided for making notes or calculations. Candidates may use the inner cover pages of this booklet for
this purpose.
4. An examinee must not talk to, disturb or seek assistance from a fellow examinee during the examination.
5. No leaf of the booklet must be torn out.
6. Any mechanical calculating device (calculator, etc.) shall not be used by any examinee during the time of examination.
7. Mobile Phones shall not be used by candidates inside the examination hall.
8. No candidate will be allowed to leave or go out of the Examination Hall during the first hour of the examination.
9. i. Questions are of multiple-choice type carrying one mark each and all questions are compulsory.
ii. Students are required to write the correct answer [i.e. any one of (a), (b), (c) or (d)] in the box provided alongside the
question.
iii. A candidate having completed his/her question-answer booklet must hand it over, even if blank, to the invigilator
before leaving the Examination Hall.
10. Contravention of any of the instructions mentioned above shall render a candidate liable for disciplinary action as per rule.

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Class : XI

a]^ : 2 hours/HO

Time/

INSTRUCTIONS /

Full Marks/

]P X : (40+40+20)=100

XV`_ f

1. Attempt All Questions. / YTEO Y` =w E*


2. There are four options to each question. Choose the correct option by putting any one of a, b, c or d,
in the box / YTO Y` $JO [E =w V^ %$K* =wO [$K =_^+ EbT UE [E$JT a, b, c [ d _F[*

General Knowledge /
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Which of the following is the best conductor of Electricity?

T_ EXO [V T %T a-Y[c ?
a) Ordinary Water/aWS YX
c) Rain Water/[bS YX

8.

b)
d)

Sea Water/aG^ YX
Boiled Water/=T_ YX

b)
d)

Calcium Bicarbonate/$ E_$K^ ] [+E[ XO


Sodium Bicarbonate/K$ 'Q^ ] [+E[ XO

Washing Soda is the common name for

EY W $JQ [cE X] ?
a) Calcium Carbonate/E_$K^ ] E[ XO
c) Sodium Carbonate/K$ 'Q^ ] E[ XO

Ploythene is industrially prepared by the polymerization of

[^G YT E YVU Y_UX T^ E c^ ?


a) Methane/]UX
b) Styrene/r+S

c)

Acetylene/A$KO_X

Knot is a Unit of speed of which of the following?


Knot Ec GT[G LF AEE ?
a) Light waves/[V T TeG
c) Sound waves/` TeG

b)
d)

Ship/LcL
Aeroplane/=LcL

c)

Cholesterol/]V

c)

Neutral/Y`]T

d)

Ethylene/+U_X

d)

Urochrome/+=y']

The yellow colour of Urine is due to the presence of

Ec =YTT Y e c_W^ c^ ?
a) Bile/Yw
b) Lymph/Ga
Saliva in man is

]Xc __T-a) Acidic/%E


d)

7.

aWS pX

b) Alkaline/lE^
None of these/+^ AOC Xc^

Which one of the following contains the Gayatri Mantra?

T_ EXFX [VT G^y ] %$K ?


a) Rig Veda/@E[V
b) Yajur Veda/^^[V

c)

Upanishada/=YXbV d)

Sham Veda/`][V

Who wrote two National Anthems for two different countries?

EX VFX r [[ VO \~ r^ aeGT $JX E$K_ ?


a) Bankim Chandra/[] J$ V
c) Iqbal/+E[_

b)
d)
1

Rabindra Nath Tagore/[VXU PE


None of these/ALX Xc^
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9.

ADIDAS, the famous company produces __________ items.


[FT EX ADIDAS A E a]G T^ E ?
a) Electronics items/+_kXE a]G
b)
Electrical items/[V TE a]G
c) Sports items/yQ a]G
d)
Cosmetics items/YaWX a]G

10.

In ancient India, the largest urban centre was

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

%TLT \T[b %O+TE [c d XG EV %$K_--a) Patliputra/YO_ Yy b) Taxila/Tl`_

Nalanda/X_V

b)
d)

Jalaluddin/L__X
None of these/+^ ALX Xc^

c)

Raigarh/^GQT

b)
d)

Qutub Minar/ET []X


Khajuraho/FLc

b)
d)

Veer Savarkar/[ a\E


Chandra Shekhar Azad/J$ V`F %LV

b)
d)

Military services/a]E a
Education services/`l a

d)

Kanauj/EXL

Who was known as famous Sufi Saint?

[FT $JZ a [_ EX LXLT %$K_ ?


a) Alauddin Khiliji/%_=X F_L
c) Nizamuddin/XL]X

Shivaji was Crowned as an independent king at

`[LE E'T WX L [_ L ]EO Y c$K_ ?


a) Poona/YXT
b) Surat/J$ OT

d)

Siaghagarh/$KGGQT

Which of the following is the oldest monument?

T_ EXO %O+TE YS T aW ?
a) Ajanta/%L
c) Taj Mahal/TL]c_

The slogan Inquilab-Zindabad was first raised by

EX a[Y U ] "+XE_[-LV[V' `GX % E$K_ ?


a) Lokmanya Tilak/_E]X T_E
c) Bhagat Singh/\GT ae

Allan Octavian Hume was associated with

A_X %k\^ X c] Ec _GT LQT %$K_ ?


a) Civil services/Y`aXE a
c) Health Services/ a

The first Muslim to be elected President of the Indian National Congress was

\T LT^ EeG$K YU] ]$K_]X a\YT EX %$K_ ?


a) Badruddin Tayabji/[VX T^ [L
b)
c) Maulana Azad/]C_X %LV
d)

Mohammad Ali/]cV %_
M. A. Jinnah/A] A L~c

Money Bill can only be introduced in

[w [_ E[_ =xYX E[ Y--a) Lok Sabha/_E a\T


b) Rajya Sabha/L a\T
c)
d)

18.

c)

Either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha/_E a\ X+[ L a\T


None of these/+^ AOT Xc^

Who was the last recipient of Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award?

EX GE [N^ `cT^ E a[ J %a]E [Og "\T ' Y+$K_-a) Lata Mangeskar/_T]`E


b)
Bismillah Khan/[K$ ]{c FX
c) Kapil Dev/EY_ V[
d)
None of these/+^ ALX Xc^
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19.

20.

21.

#4

A duty levied on the produce is called

=dYVX CYT V[_G E E [ _ E c^ ?


a) Income Tax/%^E
c) Excise duty/%[E

b)
d)

Custom duty/%]VX
Wealth Tax/aV E

Airforce 1, a chartered plane belongs to which of the following?

"A^ Z$J 1]', AO $JXV ^N []X E ES [c E c^ ?


a) Prime Minister of UK/+e_ YWX]
b)
c) President of India/\T rYT
d)

President of USA/%]E rYT


President of France/Z rYT

In which year did Jawaharlal Nehru first visit Assam?

EX J$ XT Lc__ Xc YU] [ %a] }]S E$K_ ?


a)

1937

b)

1936

c)

1938

22.

What is the full form of RDX?


RDX- aS Y E ?
a) Research Developed Explosive/G[bSYr =~T [E
b) Research Developed Xone/G[bS =~T L'X
c) Research Destroyed Explosive/G[bSYr [W[ea [E
d) Research Done Explosive/G[bSET [E

23.

Which vitamin helps proper clotting of blood in our body?

24.

TL GO]T E \O]X ac^ E ?


a) Vitamin-A/\O]X-A
c) Vitamin-K/\O]X-K

b)
d)

d)

1940

Vitamin-C/\O]X-C
Vitamin-B12/\O]X-B12

Mention the only state in India which has its own constitution

\T EXFX L XL ae[WX %$K ?


a) Kerala/E_
c) Goa/G

b)
d)

Pondicherry/YJ$
Jammu and Kashmir/L C E`

25.

Name the greatest Sarod player of India, whose sons Aman and Ayaan are also upcoming Sarod players.

26.

Name the Tribe of North-East, who use the term Deka Sang?

27.

28.

EXLX ` aV [VE Yy^ %]X % %^ X =V^]X aV [VE ?


a) Bismillah Khan/[K$ ]{c FX
b)
Zakir Hussain/LE $K+X
c) Amjad Ali Khan/%]LV %_ FX
d)
Allah Rakha Khan/%{cFF FX
EX =w Y[_^ LXG ]LT QE $Je Y$J_T ?
a) Bodo/[Q
b) Kanyak/EXE

c)

Missing/]$Je

d)

Rabha/\

c)

Debtors/VXV

d)

Government/J$ E

Who is likely to benefit during inflation?

]VTT E _\ c^ ?
a) Workers/`]E

b)

Creditors/@SVT

Grasses look green because

Hgc a=L^ VF ES c'_---a) It is by nature/YETE EST


b)
c)
d)

It reflects the green colour of light/+ a=L^ e YTZ_T E


It absorbs all colours except green/+ a=L^ I [TE [E[ e `bS E
None of these/+^ AOC Xc^
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#5

Who is called Jimmy in Indian cricket?/\T^ yEOT EE L [ _ E c^ ?


a) Sunil Gavaskar/aX_ G\
b)
Sachin Tendulkar/`$JX T _E
d) Rahul Dravid/_ V[Q
d)
Saurav Ganguli/a\ G_

30.

The famous king of Assam who joined the Battle of Kurukshetra as stated in Mahabharata was

31.

Light Year is the unit of

]c\TT ={F UE EXLX %a] L+ Ely ^T %e` GcS E$K_ ?


a) Narakasura/XEa
b)
Tamradhaja/TW[L
c) Bhagadutta/\GVw
d)
None of these/+^ ALX Xc^
%_E [b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AEE-a) Time/a]^
b)

Light/Yc

32.

Chipko Movement is related to prevention of

33.

Find the odd one

c)

Velocity/GT[G

[aV` O [$K =_C--a) Windows XP/=+XQ XP


c) Novel Netware/X\_ XO

b)
d)

Linux/_Xj
Word 2000/Q 2000

What is the dissimilarity between the film Chak de India and Lagaan?

35.

The Head Quarters of ASEAN is at


ASEAN ]F E^_^ E'T ?
a) Manila/]X_
c) Delhi/V{

37.

38.

Distance/V

"$JYE %V_X' E YTW E _GT LQT ?


a) Felling of trees/G$K-G$KX EO
b) Soil erosion/\] FcX^
c) Decrease in industrial production/=VGE =dYVX a
d) None of these/+^ AOC Xc^

34.

36.

d)

"$JEV +^' % "_GX' $JX] VFX ]LT [aV` E ?


a) Both are nominated for Oscar award/V^ O+ %' [[ ]XXT
b) Both are films of Bollywood/V^ O+ [_=Q $JX]
c) Both are related to sports/V^ O+ yQ _GT LQT
d) In both films the title of the main actor is Khan/V^ FXT %\X^ E ]_ X^E =YW FX

b)
d)

Kualalampur/E__]Y
Jakarta/LEO

c)

Finnish/ZX_

d)

German/L]X

Ram Dev/]V[

d)

Valmiki/[_E

The mobile brand NOKIA is a _______ company

][+_ [ X'E^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EX--a) Japanese/LYX


b) Chinese/J$ X
Who wrote the Yoga Sutra?

"^G ay' EX _F$K_ ?


a) Patanjali/YTt_

b)

Kapil Muni/EY_]S c)

Which Goddess of Greek mythology corresponds to the Goddess Saraswati of Indian mythology?

\T^ YS]T T V _GT EX GE VE L c^ ?


a) Goddess June/LX V[
b)
c) Goddess Nike/V X+E
d)
4

Goddess Venus/V \X$J


Goddess Minerva/V ]X\
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39.

40.

#6

The first Asian amphitheatre is

A$K^ YU] ] c'_--a) Rang Ghar/eH

b)

Taj Mahal/TL]c_

c)

Red Fort/__ E_

b)
d)

Tropical monsoon type/y^ L_[^


Sub-Tropical type/=Y-y^ L_[^

42.

43.

\T^ L_[^E . . . . . . . . . . [_ E'[ Y--a) Mediterranian type/\]WaG^ L_[^


c) Equatorial type/[b[ ^ L_[^

d)

horrible

The war is not over ______________________.


a) already
b) yet

b)

your

c)

up to your

d)

like your

to doing

b)

against doing

c)

on doing

d)

to do

Complain

b)

To complain

c)

complaining

d)

complainant

are

b)

was

d)

had

c)

were

did some ?

b)

didnt some

c)

didnt we

d)

did we

c)

who

d)

who to

d)

at

________________ did you give the letter to ?


whom

b)

to whom

We were interested _________________ what he had to say.


a)

50.

of your

Some of us wanted to stay longer, __________________ ?

a)
49.

still

There ................................. a pair of trousers in the wardrobe.

a)
48.

d)

_________________ will not help matters.

a)
47.

till

I object ____________________ it.

a)
46.

c)

We have a son _______________ age.

a)
45.

+eL

Im afraid, I speak English very ________________________


a) bad
b) badly
c)
poor

a)
44.

Jantar Mantar/^-]

Indian climate can be called

English /
41.

d)

in

b)

by

c)

for

While we were sitting _______________ dinner we heard a disturbance outside.


a)

at

b)

for

c)

to

d)

by

c)

piscivorous

d)

omnivorous

Write the correct option in the adjacent box.


51.

A crane is mostly a __________________ bird.


a)

carnivorous

b)

herbivorous

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52.

The likeness or representation of a person, made of cardboard, straw etc. is:


a)

53.

54.

c)

effigy

Hobsons choice means:


a) the best choice

b)

Take what is given or none

c)

d)

none of these

c)

seven

d)

nine

b)

replica

c)

pelican

d)

peacock.

the worst choice

d)

portrait

eleven

b)

thirteen

He is as proud as a ________________
a)

56.

statue

The prefix hepta refers to :


a)

55.

#7

Lion

b)

Giraffe

There is an English proverb which says, A drowning man will catch at a ______________
a)

rope

b)

hand

c)

leaf

d)

straw

The following sentences are divided in to three parts and each part is underlined and marked a,b,c. Only one part contains an
error. Identify the error part. If there is no error, mark it (d).
57.

No girl in the locality


a

is as beautiful
b

as Jyoti.
c

No error.
d

58.

Napoleon was
a

both a soldier as well as


b

a politician.
c

No error.
d

59.

I forbade my son
a

not to go through
b

the contents of my letter.


c

No error.
d

60.

These news were telecasted from News Live Channel


a
b

only yesterday.
c

No error.
d

Each of the following sentences has been split in to four parts and the parts have been given in a jumbled form. Choose the
best order from among the four options (a), (b), (c), (d) which produces the original sentence.
61.

62.

it becomes difficult,
1

satisfying our desire


2

once we set about


3

if not impossible to restrain them


4

a)

b)

c)

d)

1, 3, 2, 4

3, 2, 1, 4

an opportunity in every calamity


1
a)

4, 1, 3, 2

b)

4, 2, 1, 3

a calamity in every opportunity


2

1, 3, 2, 4

c)

2, 1, 3, 4

an optimist sees and a pessimist sees.


3
4

3, 1, 4, 2

d)

3, 2, 4, 1

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In each of the following questions, you are given a related pair of words in capital letters. Each capitalized pair is followed by
another pair but one part is absent. Choose the option which best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed by the
original pair and fits in to question mark
63.

SPORTS : STADIUM : : ? : STAGE


a)

64.

Poetry

c)

Song

d)

Play

Title

b)

Rank

c)

Alias

d)

Status

c)

Abbreviate

d)

Pause

c)

Swallow

d)

Draught

STRETCH : SHRINK : : ELONGATE : ?


a)

66.

b)

MASK : FACE : : ? : NAME


a)

65.

Novel

Strengthen

b)

Amass

TOUCH : PUSH : : SIP : ?


a)

Taste

b)

Gulp

In the following sentences you are required to find synonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option which
best expresses the meaning in the context.
67.

The fraud pleaded that he was innocent.


a)

68.

c)

Broker

d)

Saint

b)

Middleman

c)

exonerated

d)

declared innocent

The villagers lynched an old lady for sorcery.


a) Stealing grocery from a shop

b)

secret robbery

c)

d)

Child-lifting.

The report of the Commision indicted five people.


a)

69.

Imposter

held guilty

b)

acquitted

Witchery

In the following sentences you are required to find antonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option which
best expresses the opposite meaning.
70.

Both the parties to the conflict have now adopted a conciliatory approach.
a)

71.

b)

friendly

c)

peaceful

d)

quarrelsome

c)

jubilant

d)

brooding

d)

narrow

He is in a pensive mood today..


a)

72.

appeasing

meditative

b)

glum

The well was so deep that it was difficult to draw water from it..
a)

steep

b)

shallow

d)

low

Choose the option that gives the correct sense of the idioms / phrases in the following sentences
73.

If this business venture fails, then I am done for.


a)

successful

b)

ruined

c)
7

blamed

d)

praised
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74.

#9

The officer always keeps on throwing mud at his assistant.


a) He teases him all the time
b)
He allots all the bad work to him
c)

He accuses him wrongly.

d)

He throws mud at him out of anger.

c)

in the lurch

Though he has grown old, he is ............................


a) an ugly customer

b)

a wolf in sheeps clothing

c)

d)

fit as a fiddle

Fill in the blanks with the most suitable idiom:


75.

Malaria has left him ..............................


a)

76.

high and dry

b)

all skin and bone

a snake in the grass

d)

down the drain.

In the following questions the letters of the words are jumbled up. You are required to arrange the words out of the jumbled
spelling. Each letter has been numbered and each word is followed by four options. Choose the option that gives the correct
order of letters as indicated by numbers to form a meaningful word.
Example:
a)

M
1

A
2

H
3

N U
4 5

42315

b)

23451

c)

42351

d)

35124

The answer is (d). By arranging the letters according to the order indicated by (d) we get the word HUMAN.
77.

78.

79.

80.

A
1

R
2

G
3

a)

31254

P
1

R
2

a)

431256

G
1

L
2

a)

52431

L
1

E
2

a)

321456

O
3

A
3

M
3

H
4

P
5
b)

L
4

N
4

32154

c)

51234

d)

12354

b)

321456

c)

623145

d)

156234

b)

31254

c)

34125

d)

12354

234651

c)

412356

d)

653412

E T
5 6

E
5

B A
4 5

G
6
b)

Essay
81.

Write essays on any two of the following : (in about 200 words each).
a) Tourism Potential of the North-East.
b) AIDS and its Prevention.
c) Beijing Olympics, 2008
*****
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Ajmal National Talent Search Examination, 2009


Class : XII
Full Marks 1 (40+40+20)=100

a]^ : 2 hours (HO)

Time/

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Attempt All Questions. fl 1 M1 fl1
2. There are four options to every question. Choose the correct option by putting any one of a, b, c or d,
in the box 1 1 fl M1 qX M1 fl fl fl a, b, c d

General Knowledge 1 :
1.

During Cardiac failure, which of the following is advised as a first aid? +La fl 1 fl fl1 fl


a)
b)
c)
d)
2.

Mouth to mouth resuscitation fl1


Giving external cardiac massage fl fl1
Giving cool water to drink G
Giving complete body massage 11 fl1

What is Bisphenol A (BPA)? Bisphenol A (BPA) fl


a)
b)

A medical test to detect cancer fl=1 1n1 [X] 1


A test to determine the use of drugs to improve performance by athletes 1 1 1 fl1 fi

1 fl1 1
c)

A chemical used for the development of food packaging materials d1 fl1 G 1 fl11

1fl ^
d)
3.

A special type of steel aloy

The release of which one of the following into ponds and wells helps in controlling mosquitoes? 1 fl 1

1 La fl1
a) Crab flfl1
c) Gombusia fish
4.

b)
d)

Dogfish
Snail fl

How long does a National Emergency, duly proclaimed and approved by the Parliament, remain in force? 1

1n1fl 1n fl fl
a) 3 years 3 1
b) Remaining period fl1 fl flfl
c) for 5 years 5 1
d) Untill repeal
5.

The maximum strength of Loksabha and the Rajya Sabha? fl 1n 1 1 2 --

a)
c)

6.

How much is one barrel of oil approximately equal to? fl 1 fl 11


a)

525 and [1n] 250


545 and [1n] 250

131 lts. [1]

b)
d)

b)

159 lts. [1]

c)
[1]

550 and [1n] 250


500 and [1n] 300

257 lts. [1]

d)

322 lts. [1]

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7.

What does Grey revolutions refer to? Grey [1] fl1


a)
c)

8.

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Grain
Vegetables fl-

b)
d)

Fisheries
Potato

Starting with the Australian open Lawn tennis tournament, which one of the following is the correct chronological order
of the other three major Lawn Tennis Tournaments? fl 1 1 1y fl1 fl

qX S
a)
b)
c)
d)
9.

French open : US open : Wimbledon = . 1fl .


French open : Wimbledon : US open = . . 1fl
Wimbledon : US open : French open . 1fl . =
Wimbledon : French open : US open . = . 1fl

Which of the following is not essentially a species of the Himalayan Vegetation? 1 fl 1 1 -

a)
10.

Juniper 1

b)

Mahogany

Cardamom fl
Shivalig

Alakananda fl
Dhauliganga

b)
d)

Bhagirathi 1
Mandakini fl

b)

c)

d)

10

How many kittens at a time are given birth to by a Cat? fl1 1 fl ij


a)
c)

14.

b)
d)

In India, how many states share the Coastline? 11 fl 1 1 fl1


a)

13.

Spruce }

On which of the following is the Tehri Hydropower Project located? 1 fl fl 1 1


a)
c)

12.

Silver Fin 1 d)

Which of the following hills are found where the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats meet? 1n (

flS fl1 11 fl
a) Annamalai hills i
c) Nilgiri 1
11.

c)

1 to 2 1 1 1 2
2 to 4 2 1 1 4

b)
d)

2 to 3 2 1 1 3
2 to 5 2 1 1 5

Which one of the following is the correct sequence in respect of the Roman Numerials C. D., L & M ? 1

fl S -a)
15.

C>D>L>M

b)

M>L>D>C

c)

M>D>C>L

d)

L>C>D>M

The Harappan Civilization has been regarded as an urban civilization on the basis of the 1m1 fl fl1 M 1

1 fl1
a)
b)
c)
d)

Sophisticated language used that time i 1 fl1


Advanced agricultural techniques used i flX 1 fl1
Drainage system 1 -1
Socio-economic conditions of Harappans fl1 fl fl

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With reference to the invaders in anceint India, which one of the followings is the correct chronological order? qX S

1 1 Sfl1 flfl -a) Greeks Kushans Sakasfl--fl--fl


c) Sakas Greeks Kushansfl--fl--fl
17.

Ratnagiri 1P1 b)

Benaras 1

Temperature
Pressure

b)
d)

Bhutan

b)

Malayasia c)

Maldives Z

Glacial acetic acid fl


Formic acid 1fl

b)
d)

d)

Seychelles

Methanol
Stearic acid 1fl

Tennis

d)

None of these

Sensivity index of Bombay Stock Exchange flf1 fl


Sex behaviour of animals -c1 1 c)
Sale Tax Sfl1
c)

None of these

b)

Rugbee 1

c)

Golf

Bhim

b)

Akash fl

c)

Arjun

Which one of the following is another name of RDX? RDX 1 fl


a)
c)

26.

Cold weather G 1
Hot & Sunny weather 1 1fl 1

Which one of the following is a modern tank? 1 fl fl 1fl fl


a)

25.

b)
d)

Sensex is a Sensex -a)


b)

24.

Velocity
Density fl Q

Ace is a sports term related with Ace fl 1 s


a)

23.

Vijaywada

When ants bite, they inject 1n fl1 fl


a)
c)

22.

d)

In which one of the following countries is Rupee the currency? 1 fl 1 ^1 1n


a)

21.

Malda

Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated by a sudden fall in barometer reading? 111 1

11 flfl 1
a) Stromy weather
c) Cold & dry weather G 1n qfl 1
20.

c)

The clouds float in the atmosphere because of their low G 1 1, 1 fl1 -a)
c)

19.

Greeks Sakas Kushans fl -- fl -- fl


Sakas Kushans Greekfl --fl--fl

Which is the home of Alphonso mango? = 1 fl


a)

18.

b)
d)

Cynohydrim E
Cyclohexane flv'

b)
d)

Dextran 'C
Cyclonite flv

Falun Gong is -a)


b)
c)
d)

An ethnic minority in eastern China 1


An insurgecy outfit in western China ( 1
A pro democracy movement in China 1 La
A spiritual movement in China 1 Rfl
[3]

d)

Prithvi T

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Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose, after he broke away from the Congress? fl1 1 1

f fl fl1
a) Indian Freedom Party G
c) Revolutionery Front fl
28.

b)
d)

Azad Hind Fauj


Forward Block 1 vfl

Famous Golf player Vijay Singh is from which one of the following Countries? 1 fl 1

1fl
a)
29.

Ustad Bismillah Khan ~


Lata Mangeskhar efl1

Satyajit Ray 1
Raj Kapoor 1fl1

Iran 1

b)

Iraq 1fl

c)

Jordan

d)

Syria 1

b)
d)

Ramprasad Bismil 1
Firaq Gorakhpuri 1fl 11

Income Tax department fl1


Comercial Tax department fl fl1

b)
d)

Central Excise department flf fl1


Postal department fl

Nirbheek, Hitkari, Vanarja & Shymachari are the varieties of fl, fl1, 1n 1 fl1
Bulles 1n

b)

Poultry -flfl1

c)

Pigs 1

d)

Sheep 1

Who was the architect who designed the Taj Mahal? 1 ' dfl1 fl
a)
c)

36.

b)
d)

Who is responsible to collect the Service Tax? fl1 1 Q fl1

a)
35.

Kenya fl

Who wrote the patriotic song, Sarforoshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai. fl - 11 fl i

a)
c)
34.

Malayasia d)

Fire safety in buildings 1


Earth quake resistant building code fl 1
Bar Code 1
Against adulteration of eatables 1 1

1 1 1 fl
a) Mohammad Iqbal fl
c) Kazi Najrul Islam fl 1n
33.

c)

In which country is Karbala, the holy city of Shia muslims, located? x1 S 1 fl1 fl
a)

32.

Mauritus 1

What is Universal Product Code (UPC) adopted for? fl1


a)
b)
c)
d)

31.

b)

Who among the following is not a recipient of Bharat Ratna. 1 fl 1 1P


a)
c)

30.

Fiji

Mohammad Hussain U
Shah Abbas 3

b)
d)

Ustad Isa
Ismail

The concept of Public Intrest Litigation (PIL) originated in 1U 11 1 fl M


a)
c)

The United Kingdom fl


The US 1fl M1

b)
d)

[4]

Australia
Canada fl

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37.

A British citizen staying in India cannot claim right to 1fl 1 fl fl fl11 fl1 1
a)
b)
c)
d)

38.

Freedom of trade & profession 1n fl11 fl1


Equality before law fl1
Protection of life & personal liberties 1n M 1 1
Freedom of religion

The speaker can ask a member of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is
known as fl M1 1 fl1 fl fl 1 Xfl fl
a)
c)

39.

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Decorum fl1
Interpolations KI1

b)
d)

The state which has the largest number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha is fl1

fl 1 1 fl 1
a) Bihar 1
b) Gujrat &1
c)
40.

Crossing the floor S v1


Yielding the floor v1

U.P. M1

d)

M. P.

Bank rate means: fl1 1 -a) Rate of interest charged by Central Bank on lending to Commercial Bank

flf fl fl fl 1 1 1
b)
c)

Rate at which the banks lend to their customers fl fl 1 1 1


Rate at which the banks borrow and lend among themselves fl fl1 1n 1

d)

None of these 1

11fl 1 1

General English 1 1
Only one option out of the four given, i,e [ ( a) , (b) , (c) and (d) ] applies correctly to the blank space. Put the correct option
in the box on the right hand side. (Questions 1 to 10 )
41.

They substituted the old piano ............................... a new one.


a)

42.

for

d)

to

who

b)

to who

c)

to whom

d)

whom

much best

b)

very best

c)

much the best

d)

best

many luggages

b)

a lot of luggages

c)

much luggage

d)

too many luggage

c)

wont you?

d)

shall you ?

c)

more

d)

other

Use your common sense, ...............................


a)

46.

c)

Have you ...............................?


a)

45.

by

This method is ...............................


a)

44.

b)

It all depends on ............................... you ask.


a)

43.

with

will you?

b)

cant you?

We have ............................... three miles to go.


a)

still

b)

yet

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47.

If you were ............................... what would you do?


a)

48.

b)

he

c)

his

d)

himself

was

b)

were

c)

is

d)

being

d)

is not.

out

d)

away

increases appetite

d)

causes memory loss

He is one of those who ............................... appreciate music.


a)

50.

him

Neither Peter nor his sisters ............................... present.


a)

49.

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does

b)

do not

c)

does not

Haji Ajmal Seth passed ............................... on 17 February 2009.


a)

by

b)

off

c)

Write the correct option in the adjacent box. ( Q. 11 to 20 )


51.

Anodyne is a drug that


a)

52.

new-born babies
old people

intelligent and fore-sighted


wealthy and aristocratic

b)
d)

beautiful and courageous


millions of people followed and admired her.

dish

b)

curry

c)

broth

d)

feast

oology

b)

orology

c)

etymology

d)

limnology

hide

b)

sloth

c)

slough

d)

leather

c)

study

d)

teachers

c)

obedient

d)

unpredictable

d)

disappear

Logophobia is a term which refers to the fear of


a)

58.

b)
d)

The dead skin cast off by a snake is called


a)

57.

victims of bomb blast


burn patients

The study of mountains is termed


a)

56.

c)

There is an English proverb which says, Too many cooks spoil the ...............................
a)

55.

relieves pain

Indira Gandhi was a charismatic leader. Charismatic means


a)
c)

54.

b)

I visited the geriatric ward of the hospital. Geriatric refers to the ward for
a)
c)

53.

induces sleep

symbols

b)

writing

Bill was very capricious. It means Bill was


a)

economical

b)

skillful

In the following questions one word is mis-spelt. Find out the word.
59.

a)

alright

b)

cooly

c)
[6]

supersede

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a)

tyranny

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b)

tarriff

c)

parallel

d)

battalion

In each of the following questions you are given a related pair of words in capital letters which have a certain relationship
to each other. Each capitalized pair is followed by four pairs of words. Choose the pair which best expresses a
relationship similar to that expressed by the original pair.
61.

EXERCISE : FITNESS : : ?
a)
c)

62.

Knowledge : Learning
health : welfare

provoke : rouse
laughter : sorrow

CRESCENDO : SOUND : : ?
a)

63.

b)
d)

ovation : applause

b)

speed : acceleration c)

waves : tide

d)

cyclone : wind

potato : vegetable

rice : curry

d)

nuts : fruits

DOG : DALMATIAN : : ?
a)

flower : rose

b)

c)

The following sentences are divided in to three parts and each part is underlined and marked a,b,c. Only one part
contains an error. Identify the error part. If there is no error, mark it (d).
64.

He talks
(a)

like
(b)

his father does.


c

No error
(d)

65.

He was present
(a)

on
(b)

both days.
(c)

No error.
(d)

66.

What is it
(a)

which makes
(b)

you angry.
(c)

No error.
(d)

In the following questions the letters of the words are jumbled up. You are required to arrange the words out of the
jumbled spelling. Each letter has been numbered and each word is followed by four options. Choose the option that
gives the correct order of letters as indicated by numbers to form a meaningful word. (Q. 29 to 32.)
Example:
a)

M
1
42315

A
2

H
3

N
4
b)

U
5
23451

c)

42351

d)

35124.

The answer is (d). By arranging the letters according to the order indicated by (d) we get the word HUMAN.
67.

Q
1

I
2

a)

13452

68 . R
1
a)

M
2

P
3

S
3

43251

E
4

T
4

U
5
b)

24351

c)

24315

d)

41523

b)

21543

c)

32514

d)

25143

A
5

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In the following questions there is a key sentence followed by four alternative sentences. Out of the four options,
you are required to select the one which is the closest restatement of the given sentence.
69.

Ideas boom louder than cannons.


a)
c)

70.

ideas produce more noise than cannons.


ideas disturb more than cannons.

b)
d)

ideas are more influential than cannons.


cannons generally drown the noise of ideas

Men seek peace in material gain which is devoid of it.


a) material gain offers no peace.
c) materialism is removed from peace.

b)
d)

material gains give no peace, but men look for it.


it is useless to look for peace in material gains

In the following questions the beginning of the sentence is given and the remaining part of the sentence is broken in to
four parts represented by P,Q,R and S. Choose the correct option in which the sentence is reconstructed by properly
arranging the parts in sequential order so as to form a meaningful sentence.
71.

It has been established that ...............................


P. Einstein was
Q. although a great scientist
R. weak in arithmetic
S. right from his school days.
a)

72.

RQPS

b)

SRPQ

c)

QPRS

d)

QPSR

SRPQ

d)

SQPR

When you ...............................


P. which one is closest in meaning
Q. read the four sentences in your text book and decide
R. to the statement you have heard
S. hear a statement.
a)

SPQR

b)

QPSR

c)

In the following questions you are required to find the most suitable word given in the options to replace both the
words in bold italics in the two sentences. Choose the option which can be used in place of the italicized words in both
sentences.
73.

74.

i)
ii)

I can not endure such a loud noise any more.


He preferred to consider the other view.

a)

Bear

i)
ii)

I feel scared when I look at towering buildings.


Because of his arrogant behavior many people are offended with him.

a)

Haughty

b)

b)

position

high

c)

c)

[8]

sight

proud

d)

stand

d)

lofty

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Homonyms are words which are similar in pronunciation but different in spelling and meaning. In the following
sentences, two homonyms are given in bold italics, which may be either mis-spelt or inappropriate in the context of
the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and choose the correct words from the options that replace the words
in italics in the given sentences.
75.

76.

i)
ii)

He drank a draut of water.


Crops failed due to drout.

a)

Drout, draut

i)
ii)

This verb must take a complemend after it.


I offer my compliments to you.

a)
c)

compliment, complimend
compliment, complement

b)

drought, draught

c)

draught, drought

d)

b)
d)

complement, compliments
complements, compliment.

draft, drout.

In the following sentences you are required to find antonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option
which best expresses the opposite meaning.
77.

The man at the gate had a forbidding appearance.


a)

78.

lenient

b)

pleasing

c)

tranquil

d)

mild

c)

condemned

d)

praised

His writings have been much eulogized.


a)

disapproved

b)

appreciated

Choose the option that gives the correct sense of the idioms / phrases in the following sentences.
79.

You can never win against the wishes of the rank and file.
a)

80.

military

b)

bureaucracy

c)

common people

b)
d)

at 11 o clock at night.
after the crisis was over.

The NSG commandos arrived at the eleventh hour.


a)
c)

just before midnight.


in the last minute

Subject : Essay (Marks : 20)


81.

d)

Write an essay on any one of the following in about 300 words.


a)

Should mobile phones be banned in schools and colleges ?

b)

Womens Empowerment

c)

T 20 verses One-Dayers in Cricket.


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2.
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Ajmal National Talent Search Examination, 2009


Class : XI
Full Marks 1 (40+40+20)=100

Time/

a]^ : 2 hours (HO)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Attempt All Questions. 1 M1 1
2. There are four options to every question. Choose the correct option by putting any one of a, b, c or d,
in the box 1 1 M1 qX M1 a, b, c d

General Knowledge 1 :
1.

The first Indian (origin) Governor of the Louisiana province of USA is 11 M 1 11

1 1
a) Bobby Jindal
c) Swaraj Paul 1
2.

None of these

b)

Tulsidas

Rabindra Nath Tagore 1f 1

d)

Agatha Christie S

Spectrum "

Bethelhem is associated with 1


Birth of Christ q 1 ij1
Crucification of Christ q 1 SX1

b)
d)

Baptism of Christ 11
Ressurection of Christ 1 1 O1

What is the main function of money ? ^1


a) To buy luxurious goods S 1
b) To earn interest from the bank 1 1 1
c) To serve as medium of exchange
To buy eatable items d S 1

The filament of an electric bulb is made of 1 G 1


a)

8.

d)

Find the odd man out


a) Kalidas

d)
7.

Ontology

All of them 1

a)
c)
6.

Barack Obama 1

d)

c)
5.

d)

Which radioactive element is found in our bones ? 1


a) Strontium
b)
Bone marrow 1
c)

4.

K.M. Mittal . . M

What is the scientific study of birds known as ? 1 :


a) Birdology
b)
Ornithology
c)

3.

b)

Steel

b)

Copper 1

c)

Tungsten

d)

Alluminium

What is the full form of MBBS ? MBBS 1 1+


a)
b)
c)

Bachelor of Medicine 1
Bechelor of Medicine and Bechelor of Surgery 1 G 1 1
Bachelor of Surgery 1 1
d)
All of these 1
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9.

Who introduced the doctrine of lapse Q 1 1


a) Lord Cornwalis
b)
Lord Delhousie
c)

10.

b)

375 375

c)

981 981

d)

250 250

Birds

b)

Cancer 1

c)

Mammals

d)

Soil

Public Service Commission

d)

All of these

Cabinet Secretary

d)

Western India ( 1

d)

The Vice-president -1
Southern India 1
Central India 1

Sikhism

b)

Christianity c)

Zionism U

d)

Bahaism

d)

Bhahabhuti

The author of Ram Charitmanas was 1 1 1 1


a)

18.

Dhaka

Lotus Temple in Delhi belongs to which sect of religious faith ? ~1 Lotus Temple 1
a)

17.

900 900

The Satavahanas ruled in 1


a) North-west India M1-( 1
b)
c)

16.

d)

Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission of India 1 1


a) The President 1
b)
The Prime Minister La
c)

15.

Lahore 1

Which body is not a creation of the constitution? 1


a) Election Commission
b)
Planning Commission 1
c)

14.

Lord Edwin

Oncology is the study of Oncology 1


a)

13.

d)

How many Dynes are there in one gram weight ? 1


a)

12.

Lord Curzon

The parmanent secretariat of the SAARC is located at SAARC 1


a) New Delhi ~
b)
Kathmandu G
c)

11.

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Valmiki {j

b)

Kalidas

c)

Tulsidas

Two fathers and two sons shot three pigeons. Yet each took one pigeon home. How is that ? 1n 1

1 1 1 1 1n 1 1 1 y
a) There were only father S
b) There were grand father, father & son , 1n 1
c) There were four persons 1
d) It was not possible y
19.

The people of Netherland (Holland) are called 1G1


a) Hollandi G
b)
Netherian 1
c)

Dutch

d)

[2]

None of these 1

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20.

Who is called the father of local-self-government in India ? 1 Q 1 1n


a) Lord Elgin
b)
Lord Dalhousie
c)

21.

b)

Ireland 1G

c)

Hard Black v

d)

Hindustan lever 1

d)

London G

b)

New Delhi ~ c)

Red is a beautiful colour 1 1

d)

Emanuel Kant KI

d)

Plastic money is known as ^


a) ATM card ...
b)
c)

29.

England G

Greenland G d)

Newzealand G

High Black v

Forhans 1

Sydney

d)

Cairo 1

All of these 1 1

Who was the author of the precious quotation, A little learning is a dangerous thing ? 1 [A little
learning is a dangerous thing]1 1
a) Alexander pope G1
b)
Tennyson
c)

28.

Integrated Electron KI "

Red light is used in traffic signal because 1 [traffic signal] 1 1 1 1 1--a) It has got longest wave 1 1 b)
It is a convention 1 11
c)

27.

d)

Where will the next commonwealth games be held ? 1 [S]


a)

26.

Integrated Electronics KI "'

Pepsodent, a toothpaste Brand is produced by Pepsodent 1 Z1


a) Colgate
b)
Colgate-palmolive
c)

25.

Lord Curzon

What do the letters HB on a pencil stand for ? = HB


a) Hair Black 1 v
b)
Hot Black v
c)

24.

d)

Which country is reffered to as Emerald Isle ? 1 G


a)

23.

Lord Ripon 1

Intel is the largest manufacturer of microprocessors. What does Intel stand for Intel S1
Intel
a) International Electronics L "'
b)
Internal Electronics KI1 "'
c)

22.

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Plastic Currency ^

d)

Thomas Hardy
Credit card S
All of them 1 1

The author of Rajtarangini was 111


a)

Kabir 1

b)

Kalhan

c)

[3]

Kautilya

d)

Kumaril Bhatt1 A

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30.

Sun

Page No. # 4

Earth

Moon f

When the earth comes between the Sun & Moon, the situation is called 1n f1 1,

31.

a)

Solar eclipse

b)

Lunar eclipse f

c)

Spring tide L 1

d)

None of these

b)

The unmanned bombard plane 1n

d)

A sea plant 1

What is Drone Drone


a) The teacher of Kaurava 11
c)

32.

A kind of vegetable

Joi ho, an oscar winning song has awarded copy write to which party ? 1 1 Q1

1 L1 1
a) BJP 1
c) SP
33.

b)

INC (I) 1 [1]

d)

NCP 1

Name the stadium in Pakistan, where the Sri Lankan Cricket team was attacked by Terrorists? 1

1 S La S 1
a) Gaddafi stadium V
b)
c) Karachi Stadium 1
d)
34.

Iqbal Stadium

Which political party of England is also known as Tory Party ? G1 1 1


a) Labour Party 1
b)
Conservative Party 1
c)

35.

Rawalpindi Stadium 1G

Socialist Party

d)

None of these

Mirtunjoy 108, an emergency service launched by the Government relates to 11 ? 108 1 1n1

1 1 1
a) Emergency Police Service 1n1 1
b) Emergency Fire Service 1n1
c) Emergency Ambulance Service 1n1 =
d) Emergency Call Service 1n1
36.

.com (dot com) in all the web site stands for ?


a) compatible
b)
comercial
c)

37.

country KC

d)

codified

Latitude and longitude help to 1 1n ^ 1 1--a) locate a place and calculate time 1n 1
b) calculate time and locate place 1 1n
c) only locate a place not time
d)

only calculate time not locate a place 1


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38.

Page No. # 5

Which of the two Indian states made Slumdog Millioneer tax free ? 1 1 1

39.

a)

W. Bengal and Bihar ( e 1n 1

b)

Maharashtra & Delhi 1 1n ~

c)

Delhi & Assam ~ 1n

d)

Kerala and Maharashtra 1 1n 1

The preamble of the Indian Constitution states that India is 1 1 1 a) a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratice republic , La, 1 1n La La
b) a sovereign, secular, socialist and democratice republic , 1, La 1n La La
c) a secular, sovereign, socialist and democratic republic 1, , La 1n La La
d)

40.

a socialist, secular, democratic soverign republic. La, 1, La La

Which of the following is a producer of baby products ? q 1 1


a) Johnson and Nicholson G
(b) Johnson & Johnson G
b)

Snocem

(d)

Nerolac 1

General English 1 1
Only one option out of the four given, i,e [ ( a) , (b) , (c) and (d) ] applies correctly to the blank space. Put the correct option
in the box on the right hand side.
41.

I .................................... him to be the brain behind all this mischief,


a)

42.

conjecture

are killed

b)

were killed

c)

have been killed

d)

has been killed

credulous

b)

creditable

c)

credible

d)

credential.

by

b)

off

d)

for

c)

in

I, your brother and you


you, your brother and I

b)
d)

you, I and your brother


I, you and your brother

three-fourths

b)

three-fourth

c)

three-four part

d)

three-fours part

c)

friends

d)

the friend.

What kind of .................................... are you ?


a)

48.

d)

I have finished .................................... of this book.


a)

47.

suspect

.................................... will be partners in the business.


a)
c)

46.

c)

Housewives can telephone a shop and send .................................... the goods.


a)

45.

doubt

What he says is hardly .................................... .


a)

44.

b)

More than one person .................................... in the accident.


a)

43.

guess

a friend

b)

friend

I shall be back ....................................


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49.

50.

a) just now
b) presently
c)
recently
I do not remember .................................... ever helping me.

d)

lately.

a)

d)

it

d)

had

d)

succeeded

d)

confidante

b)

him

c)

he

were

b)

was

c)

has

Bangladesh .................................... From Pakistan in 1971.


a)

52.

his

On his desk .................................... a book and a bundle of papers.


a)

51.

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ceded

b)

severed

c)

seceded

There are no secrets between us. She is my ....................................


a)

confident

b)

confidence

c)

confederate

Substitute single words given in the options for the words underlined.
53.

The Satanic Verses was condemned by certain Muslim clerics because of its irreverence towards Islam.
a) anarchism
b) nepotism
c)
blaspheme
d) militancy

54.

Mr. Baruah is a person who is familiar with many different countries. He is ....................................
a)

55.

an immigrant

b)

a cosmopolitan

c)

an emissary

d)

a usurer

d)

a spy

A person sent on an official mission is ....................................


a)

an emissary

b)

an ambassador

c)

a messenger

Spot the correct spelling and write the correct option in the box.
56.

a)

satellite

b)

sattelite

c)

sattellite

d)

satelaite

57.

a)

bereau

b)

beruau

c)

bureau

d)

beureau.

Write in the box the option that gives the correct proverb
58.

a)
c)

A stitch in time saves many


A stitch in time saves nine

b)
d)

A stitch in time saves mine


A stitch in time saves prime

59.

a)
b)

A fool and his friends are soon parted


A fool and his fowls are soon parted

b)
d)

A fool and his money are soon parted.


A fool and his followers are soon parted.

The following sentences are divided in to three parts and each part is underlined and marked a,b,c. Only one part
contains an error. Identify the error part. If there is no error, mark it (d).
60.

Many a battle
a

were fought
b

on the soil of India.


c
[6]

No error.
d

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61.

They are going


a

to substitute old things


b

by new ones.
c

No error.
d

62.

Looking forward
a

to meet you
b

at the conference.
c

No error.
d

In the following questions the beginning of the sentence is given and the remaining part of the sentence is broken in to
four parts represented by P,Q,R and S. Choose the correct option in which the sentence is reconstructed by properly
arranging the parts in sequential order so as to form a meaningful sentence.
63.

The Indian woman wants ....................................


P - In a male dominated society
Q- As an equal partner
R- And it is not too much to demand
S- Her rightful place
a)

64.

SQPR

b)

SRPQ

c)

QPSR

d)

RSQP

SRPQ

c)

PQRS

d)

PQSR

Spiders
P- Build webs
Q- In houses
R-That many people fear
S- Those eight-legged bugs.
a)

SPQR

b)

In each of the following questions, you are given a related pair of words in capital letters. Each capitalized pair is
followed by another pair but one part is absent. Choose the option which best expresses a relationship similar to that
expressed by the original pair and fits in to question mark
65.

POETRY : PROSE : : STANZA : ?


a)

66.

b)

chapter

c)

sequence

d)

paragraph

sea

c)

flood

d)

rain

mumble

c)

murmur

d)

whisper

GLACIER: ICE : : ? : WATER


a)

67.

page

river

b)

SING : HUM : : TALK : ?


a)

shout

b)

In the following questions there is a key sentence(in bold letters) followed by four alternative sentences. Out of the
four options, you are required to select the one which is the closest restatement of the given sentence.
68.

As one gains in altitude, one loses weight.


a)
c)

The higher one goes, the lighter one becomes. b)


Altitude and weight go hand in hand.
d)

[7]

By going higher up, one feels light


Height causes loss of weight

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69.

Page No. # 8

Two witnesses of the same crime never give identical accounts.


a)
b)
c)
d)

Two people always witness a crime differently


Two witnesses of the same crime always give conflicting accounts
Two witnesses of the same crime are affected differently
A crime often influences two witnesses in two different ways.

In the following questions you are required to find the most suitable word given in the options to replace both the
words in underlined italics in the two sentences. Choose the option which can be used in place of the italicized words
in both sentences.
70.

I. Ashok has got a friendly disposition.


II. The warm sunshine in the morning filled my heart with joy.
a)

71.

genial

b)

happy

c)

joyous

d)

pleasing

d)

inclined

I. The tree was leaning towards the building


II. I was willing to accept the first offer made by the shopkeeper.
a)

bent

b)

forced

c)

disposed

In the following sentences you are required to find synonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the
option which best expresses the meaning in the context.
72.

He was brought to book for shirking his official work..


a)

73.

avoiding

b)

delegating

c)

postponing

d)

slowing.

d)

illegal

The prisoner made an abortive attempt to escape from the jail.


a)

furtive

b)

futile

c)

courageous

In the following sentences you are required to find antonyms for the italicized word in the sentence. Choose the option
which best expresses the opposite meaning.
74.

There are four chapters that are extraneous to the structure of the book.
a)

75.

b)

useless

c)

redundant

d)

integral

c)

impartiality

d)

indifference.

scold

d)

consult

The minister was accused of indulging in nepotism.


a)

76.

important

favouritism.

b)

hatred

She used to disparage her neighbor every now and then.


a)

praise

b)

please

c)

Choose the option that gives the correct sense of the idioms / phrases( in italics) in the following sentences
77.

The sight of the accident made my flesh creep.


a)

confused me

b)

worried me

c)
[8]

made me angry

d)

frightened me.

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78.

Page No. # 9

It is difficult to keep a level head in these days of mounting prices.


a)
c)

Make both ends meet.


Remain cool and composed

b)
d)

Maintain standard of living


Eek out existence.

Fill in the blanks with the most suitable idiom:


79.

If you pass this difficult examination, it will be ....................................


a)
c)

80.

feathering your nest


ruffling your feathers

b)
d)

a feather in your cap


showing the white feather.

The M.P. from our constituency is fond of .................................... whenever he gets a chance..
a)
c)

blowing hot and cold.


blowing his own trumpet

b)
d)

blowing his brain out


blowing the gaff.

Essay (Marks : 20)


81.

Write an Essay on any one of the following:


a)

The Future of the Earth.

b)

Cricket in India and IPL.

c)

Literacy and Democracy.

OOOOO

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AJMAL NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH (ANTS) EXAMINATION - 2010


Conducted by : AJMAL FOUNDATION, A Registered Public Charitable Trust
Hojai, Nagaon (Assam)
ANTSE/H.S./500
..................................................

Class : H.S.

Invigilator
Date..............................

Script No.

Centre Code :..................................................................................


Roll No. :...........................................................................................

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE
1.
2.

Write your Centre Code and Roll No. legibly in the space provided. Do not write your name any where in the book.
An examinee must not bring any loose paper, book, etc. except the Admit Card to the Examination Hall. Any examinee
found in possession of even loose papers will be EXPELLED.
3. No extra sheet will be provided for making notes or calculations. Candidates may use the inner cover pages of this booklet
for this purpose.
4. An examinee must not talk to, disturb or seek assistance from a fellow examinee during the examination.
5. No. leaf of the booklet must be torn or detatched.
6. Any mechanical or digital calculating device (calculator etc.) shall not be used by the examinee during the examination.
7. Mobile Phones shall not be used by candidates inside the examination Hall.
8. No candidate will be allowed to leave or go out of the Examination Hall during the first hour of the examination.
9. i. 80 Questions are of multiple-choice type carrying one mark each and all questions are compulsory.
The essay carries 20 marks.
ii. Students are required to write the correct answer [i.e. any one of (a), (b), (c) or (d)] in the box provided alongside the question.
iii. A candidate having completed his/her question-answer booklet must hand it over, even if blank, to the invigilator before
leaving the Examination Hall.
10. Contravention of any of the instruction mentioned above shall render a candidate liable for disciplinary action as per rule.

MARKS OBTAINED
General Studies

General English

Essay

Total

__________________________

____________________________

_____________________________

Signature of Examiner

Signature of Scrutiniser

Signature of the Head Examiner

AJMAL NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH (ANTS) EXAMINATION - 2010


Class : H.S.
Time: 2 hours

Full Marks : (40+40+20)=100

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Attempt All Questions
2. There are four options to every question. Choose the correct option by putting any one of a, b, c or d, in the box

General Studies
1.

Which of the following is not a prescribed qualification to become the President of India :
\T rYT c[_ T_ EX$RO [WaXT ^GT Xc^ ?

\[T[ [rYT cC^[ LX XJ[ EXO [WaXT ^GT X^ ?


a)

The person should be a citizen of India


\T^ XGE c[ _G[

b)

\[T[ XG[E cC^ V[E[


c)

2.

The person should be a member of the Lok Sabha


_E a\ aVa c[ _G[

_E a\[ aVa c+T c+[

The person should be 30 years of age


X=oT] 30 [$K [^a c[ _G[
XXT] [^a 30 [da[ cC^ V[E[

d)

The person should not hold an office of profit.


EX $JE [b^ [ E]$J c[ X_G[

EX a[E[ [b^ [ E]J[ c+T Y[[X

Which of the following is true about Blood Pressure(BP):


N$JY _GT T_ EX$RO QON aT :
[NJY[ ly XJ[ EX =NO aT :
a) the BP of women is normally less than that of men.

aWST ]c_ N$JY YbTE E]


aW[ST ]c_[ [NJY Y[b[ J+T E]
b)

the BP of women is normally more than that of men.

aWST ]c_ N$JY YbTE %WE


aW[ST ]c_V[ [NJY Y[b[ J+T E]
c)

the BP of women is normally equal to that of men

]c_ % Yb N$JY AEcO


]c_ A[e Y[b[ [NJY a]X
d)

none of these.

A$ROC Xc^
AEOC X^

3.

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is also known as :

%LTE YX X]X % QO~^S [eEE E X] LX ^^ ?


%LTE YXX]S A[e =~^S [eE E X] LX ^^ ?
a)

IMF

%LTE ]VEb
%LTE ]VEb

b) World Bank

c)

[` [eE
[` [eE

ADB

A$J^X QO~^X [eE


A$`^X QO~^X [eE
(1)

d) IDA

%LTE QO~^S AL
%LTE QO~^S AL

4.

The Tropic of Cancer passes through :


EE$ROy EX L CY G$K ?

EEOy [F EX EX [L[ ]W V^ J_^ G^K ?


a)

Gujarat, M.P., U.P., West Bengal

b)

mL$RO, ]WYV`, QOw YV`, YJ][


mL[O, ]WYV`, =w[ YV`, YJ][

U.P. , Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajastan

QOw YV`, [c, MF, LX


=w[ YV`, [c[, M[F, [LX

c)

West Bengal, Jharkhand, M.P., Maharashtra

d)

YJ][, MF, ]WYV`, ]cr


YJ][, M[F, ]WYV`, ]c[r

West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, M.P., Gujarat.

YJ][, MF, $KC`GQ, ]WYV`, mL$RO


YJ][, M[F, $KC`GQ, ]WYV`, mL[O

5.

The UID project which aims to provide a 16 digit identification number to every citizen of the country has been renamed :
\T^ XGEE V[ [$J 16 aeF [`r XGE Y$J^ YEE E XTX X] X]ES E c$K ?
UID Y[EX[ %GT \[T^ XG[E[ LX 16 aeF [`r XG[E Y[J^ YEE E XTX X] X]E[S E[ c^
a) Nirman
b) Aadhaar
c) Parichay
d) Adhnam

X]X
X]S
6.

Find the odd man out :

[aT$RO [$J QO_C :


%]_O [c[ E[ :
a)

%W
%W[

Ganga Gomukh

Y$J^
Y[J^

b)

G - G]F
G - G]F
c)

Yamuna Yamunotri

^]X - ^]Xy
^]X - ^]Xy

Brahmaputra Brahmagiri Hills

d)

[Yy - [c]G Y[T


[Yy - [G[ Y[T
7.

%WX]
%WX]

Narmada Amarkantaka

X]V - %]EROE
X]V - %][EROE

Commonwealth Games started in :

E]XDU G]$K ET^ % c$K_ ?


E]XC^_U G]a EX aX [ c^
a)
8.

1921

b) 1930

c)

1934

d) 1954

Which of the following state governments decided to have a Mahila Court in every district of the state ?

T_ EXFX LcO cO^ YT$RO L_T ]c_ %V_T a _$K ?


XJ[ EX [L +c[ YTO L_T ]c_ %V_T YX[ a _^ ?
a)

Tamil Nadu

T]_XQ
T]_XQ

b) Mizoram

c)

]L]
]L[]

Kerala

E_
E[_

(2)

d) Andhra Pradesh

% YV`
% YV`

9.

In the context of Assam the recently launched Mamata and Morom refer to :
a+TE %a] $JE HbX E ]]T % ]] E %g$JX _GT LQT ?
aYTE E_ %a] a[E[ HbS E[ ]]T A[e ][] Ea[ aU LQT ?
a)

A rehabilitatory package for surrendered ULFA militants.

% a=S E %_Z aVa aE_ YS aeYX


% a=[S E[ %_Z aVaaE_[ YXaeYX
b)

A scheme for children in Anganwadi centres.

%X[V EV ` aE_ %g$JX


%X[V EV[ `V[ LX
c)

A scheme to help the inmates of refugee camps in Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar

[cOGCg % EEMT UE `XU aE_ [[ _ %g$JX


[I+GCg A[e EE[M[ UE `[XU aE_[ LX _C^
d)

A scheme for new-born babies and patients in government hospitals.

$JE $JEda_^T LX c ` % G aE_ [[ _ %g$JX


a[E[ JEda_^ LX cC^ ` A[e [G aE_[ LX _C^
10. To which place did Tata Motors decide to shift the Nano Project from Singur ?
$RO$RO ]$RO$J $J Y XX YE E_ X E a _$K_ ?

OO ]O[a a[ UE XX YE EU^ X[ E[[ a X^ ?


a)

Pithampur

YT]Y
YT]Y[

b) Pune

c)

YX
YX

Pantnagar

YXG
YXG[

d) Sanand

aXV
aXV

11. The number of spokes in the Dharma Chakra of the National Flag of India is :

r^ YTE W] $JyT ]P E]X$RO `_ (&E) %$K ?


[r^ YTE[ W]Jy a[]O ETO V %K ?
a)

22

b) 24

c)

18

d) 26

Dev Prayag

d) Karna Prayag

12. Where do Bhagirathi and Alkananda join to form Ganga ?


\GU % %_EXV ET ]_T c G ar E$K ?

\G[U A[e %_EXV EU^ ]_T c+^ G[ ar E[ ?


a)

Gangotri

Gy
Gy

b) Rudra Prayag

c)

VY^G
[VY^G

V Y^G
V[ Y^G

(3)

ES Y^G
ES Y^G

13. Which of the following is true about Bt.Brinjal, a transgenic brinjal hybrid that made the headlines recently ?

[T `X] VFX E [S aeE [$RO [IX [b^ T_T QO{F E EX$RO QON ag$J ?
ae[VYy[ `[X] UE [S aeE[ [O [mX[ [b^ XJ[ EX =NO aT ?
a)

the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC)has developed it.

LX$ROE cOtX^e %X]VX E]$RO^ cO^E QO~T E$K


LX$ROE cOtX^[e %X]VX E]$RO cOcE QO~T E[

b)

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) has developed it.

X$JX_ [ % YRO J$J^ cO^E QO~T E$K


X`X_ [[ %[ YO [aJ +cE =~T E[
c)

Monsanto, an American company, has developed it.


%]EX E+X ]X$KX$RO A cO^E QO~T E$K
%][EX E+X ]XaX +cE =~T E[

d)

Mahyco, an Indo-American Company has developed it.

cOV %]EX E+X ]cE^ A cO^E QO~T E$K


+V-%][EX E+X ]cE +cE =~T E[
14. Diesel Locomotive engines are manufactured in India at :
\T ET QL_ _cOtX T^ E c^ ?

\[T[ EU^ QL_ [_+tX T^[ E[ c^ ?


a)

Chitaranjan

$JwtX
$Jw[tX

b) Jamshedpur

c)

L]$JVY
L]$aVY[

Varanasi

d) Chennai

[Xa
[[ Xa

$J~cO
$J~cO

15. Which of the following is used for artificial ripening of green fruits ?

Ey] \[ Z_-]_ YE[_ E G$K [c E c^ ?


Ey]\[ Z_]_ YEX[ LX E Ga [[c[ E[ c^ ?
a)

Ethylene

cOU_S
cOU_S

b) Methane

c)

]UX
]UX

Propane
YYX
YYX

d) Acetylene

A$K$RO_X
A$a$RO_X

16. Sonkosh river forms boundary between :

aXEb XV^ EX L a] XS E ?
aXEb XV EX [L[ a] X[X E[ ?
a)

Bihar and West Bengal

b)

[c % YJ][
[c[ A[e YJ][
c)

Assam and Orissa

Assam and West Bengal

%a] % YJ][
%a] A[e YJ] [
d)

%a] % QOb
%a] A[e =Qb

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

%a] % %X$J_ YV`


%a] A[e %[XJ_ YV`
(4)

17. The noble gas used in radiotherapy is :


QC UYT [c c G$K c_ :
[QC U[YT [[cT cC^ Ga c+_ :
a) Krypton
b) Radon

yY$ROX
yY$ROX

c)

QX
[QX

Argon

%GX
%GX

d) Xenon

LXX
LXX

18. Who is known as the father of local self government in India ?

\T[bT ^ `aX LXE EX %$K_ ?


\[T[b ^ `aX[ LXE E K_X ?
a)

Wellesley

b) Cornwallis

C_$J_
C^_J_

c)

ES_$J
EXC^ _a

Rippon

YS
[ YX

d) Amherst

%]cr
%]cr

19. Indias Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats meet at the :


Y[ H$RO % YJ] H$RO ET ]_T c$K ?

Y[ HO A[e YJ] HO EU^ ]_T c^K ?


a)

Cardamom hills

b) Annamalai hills

EQ]] Y[TT
EQ]] Y[T

c)

%~]_cO Y[TT
%~]_cO Y[T

Nilgiri hills

X_G Y[TT
X_G[ Y[T

d) Palani hills

Y_X Y[TT
Y_X Y[T

20. Which one of the following is the oldest Smriti ?


T_ EXFX %$ROcOTE YS T ?

XJ[ EXO a[J+T Y[X G ?


a)

Bishnu Dharmasastra b) Manu Smriti

[b W]`
[b W]`

c)

]X T
]X T

Yagnavalkya Smriti

^p[ T
^p[ T

d) Narada Smriti

XV T
X[V T

21. The highest proportion of Christians is found in :


FrX _E a[WE %XYT ET ?

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a)

Goa

b) Kerala

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c)

Mizoram

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d) Nagaland

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22. In eye donation which part of the eye is transplanted from the donor ?

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a)

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b) Lens

c)

_a
_a
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Retina

d) The whole eye

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23. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer :
List I % List II ]_cO QOw$RO [$J QO_C :
List I A[e List II ]_+^ =w[O [c[ E[ :

1.

LIST-I / T_E-I
Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

i)

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$a_ cOa$ROQO$RO %[ ]Q$aX_ A A[]$ROE YROa
2.

4.

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$JGQ

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics


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$aRO Z ZeG YROe A QcOGXrE

ii)

Institute of Microbial Technology


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cOa$RO$ROQO$RO %[ ]cOy[^_L

iii) New Delhi

National Institute of Immunology

iv) Lucknow

[ [

3.

LIST-II / T_E-II
Chandigarh

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c^V[[V

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XTX V{

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a)

1 ii , 2-iv, 3-I, 4-iii

b)

1-iv , 2-ii , 3-i , 4-iii

c)

1-ii , 2-iv , 3-iii , 4-i

d)

1-iv , 2-ii , 3-iii , 4-i

c)

Amitav Ghosh

24. The Great Indian Novel is written by


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a) Sashi Tharoor
b) Lalit Modi

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Hyderabad

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%]T\ Hb

d) R.K.Narayan

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25. Which one of the following is not the official language of the United Nations Organisation ?

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a)

Arabic

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b) Chinese

c)

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Portugese

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d) Spanish

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26. Numerically the largest human race in the world is :

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YU[T EX Gr[ _E a[WE ?
a)

Caucasoid

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b) Mongoloid

c)

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Negroid

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d) Australoid

%r_^

27. Which one of the following is not depicted on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka ?

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a)

Deer

cS
c[ S

b) Horse

c)

Hg
HgQ

Elephant

cT
cT

d) Lion

aec
aec

28. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer :
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List I A[ acT List II ]_+^ =w[ [c[ E[ :

1.
2.
3.
4.

LIST-I / T_E-I
Breast-bone
Collar-bone
Knee-cap
Shoulder blade

LIST-II / T_E-II
i) Clavicle
ii) Patella
iii) Scapula
iv) Sternum

a)
c)

1-iv , 2-I, 3-iii , 4-ii


1-I , 2-iv, 3-ii , 4-iii

b)
d)

1-I, 2-iv, 3-iii, 4-ii


1-iv, 2-I, 3-ii, 4-iii

29. The slogan Liberty, Equality, Fraternity was actually given by :


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a], WXT, }T `GX K_ ?
a)

Russian Revolution

b)

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c)

French Revolution

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Z[a [Y[

American War of Independence

d)

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Industrial Revolution

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30. Which of the following waves can propagate in a vaccum ?

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a)

Radio waves
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b) Light waves

c)

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%_ T[

X-Rays

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[tX [`

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d) Ultrasonic waves

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%_aXE T[

31. Munda and Santhali belong to :


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a)

The Dravidian family of languages

b)

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c)

The Austric family of languages

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The Sino-Tibetan family of languages

d)

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The Aryan family of languages.

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32. The book A Brief History of Time is authored by :


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a) Carl Sagan
b) Isaac Asimov
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?
c)

John Gribbin

d) Stephen Hawking

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33. Gandhiji organized Dandi March in 1930 against :


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GL 1930 A V^y E[K_X :
a)

Atrocities on Harijans

b)

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c[LX[ =Y[ %TJ[[ LX
c)

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The communal award

d)

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a+V^E AC^Q

c)

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aE][ E_

35. What does section 144 of the IPC prohibit ?


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a) Use or carrying of arms

c)

Imposition of tax on salt.

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34. Lalit Kala Academy is devoted to the promotion of :


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__T E_ AEQ] Ea[ =~T[ LX :
a) Literature
b) Fine arts

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acT

Repression of the congress

Music

d) Dancing

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fb)

Use of unfair means in influencing voters in elections

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Gathering of more than four persons at any place. d)

All of the above

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36. On a map rainfall is shown by :

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a)

Isobars
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%cO$a[

b) Isohyets
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%cO$accO$RO

c)

37. The 16th Summit of SAARC was very recently held in :


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a+TE E_ 16 T] aE `F[ a=_X EU^ %XT c^ ?
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b) Thimpu
c)

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U+T

Isotherms
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d) Contours

Colombo

d) Kathmandu

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38. The film 3 Idiots is loosely based on Chetan Bhagats :

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a)

The 3 Mistakes of my Life

b)

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U ]a$ROE %[ ]cO _cOZ
c)

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One Night at the Call Centre

d)

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C^X XcO$RO A$RO V E_ $aRO[

2 States ( The Story of my Marriage)

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39. Pick out the correct Kumbh Mela venues :


E ]_ aPE X a]c [$J QO_C :
E ]_[ aPE X a]c EXm_ :
a) Allahabad , Haridwar, Ujjain , Nasik

b)

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A_c[V, c[[, QO#^X, X$aE
c)

Five Point Someone

Gaya , Ujjain, Haridwar,Allahabad

Allahabad, Varanasi, Haridwar, Prayag

A_c[V, [Xa, c, Y^G


A_c[V, [[Xa, c[[, Y^G
d)

G^, QO#^X, c, A_c[V


G^, QO#^X, c[[, A_c[V

Allahabad, Haridwar, Prayag, Nasik

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A_c[V, c[[, Y^G, XaE

40. The National Conference on Information Sciences, 2010 was recently held in :
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2010 aX[ [r^ TU [pX %\[TX EU^ %XT c^ ?
a) NOIDA
b) Manipal
c) Coimbatore

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d) Tiruchirappally

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General English
41.

did you choose yesterday ?


a) Who
b) Whom

c)

Which

d) Whose

42. All of the club . Planning to attend the meeting.


a) Are
b) Is
c)

May be

d) Will be

43 Maria resembles her mother.


a) With
b) To

After

d) No preposition required

From , in

d) At , to

c)

44. I beg to differ you the subject.


a) With , on
b) To , at
c)

45. No king was so intensely involved in the welfare of his people as king Ashoka.
a) In that period
b) Of that period
c) From that period
d) At that period
46. A doctrine which is on harmful postulates can do no good to society.
a) Found
b) Not found
c) Founded
d) Founding
47. Pick out the correct sentence : ( Q.47 to 50)
a) This is a news to me
c) This is news at me

b)
d)

This is a news from me.


This is news to me.

48. a)
c)

b)
d)

I am going for cutting my hair.


I am going to have my hair cut.

I am going to cut my hair.


I am going to hair cut.

49. The invention of the wheel has proved a great .. to mankind.


a) Device
b) Service
c) Use

d) Boon

50. Some students are and want to take only the courses which have immediate value.
a) Theoretical
b) Foolish
c) Pragmatic
d) Indolent
Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions : ( Q.51 to 55 )
51 I could not put up .. his insolence for long.
a) With
b) By
c)

At

d) Into

52. While in Mumbai I always put .. in a hotel.


a) Down
b) With

Up

d) At

c)

53. Never put . till tomorrow what you can do today.


a) Of
b) Off
c) In

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d) Before

54. He talked so fast that I could not put a word.


a) In
b) By
c)

Down

55. When your salary is good, put something against contingencies .


a) Up
b) By
c) Back

d) Forward

d) Away

Select from the choices given below each sentence the word that is nearest in meaning to the word given in
italics. ( Q. 56 to 60)
56. Industrialisation has brought affluence to many countries.
a) Riches
b) Prestige
c) Clout

d) Abundance

57. Concept of charity and compassion depends upon voluntary service and sacrifice.
a) Helpful
b) Goodwill
c) Willing
d) Free
58. On the stage of this world, the drama of life is transitory as well as traumatic.
a) Fleeting
b) Transitional
c) Dull

d) Painful

59. Indian fairs and festivals are full of commotion and cordiality.
a) Noise
b) Excitement
c) Quarrel

d) Dispute

60. To be or not to be was the dilemma of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.


a) Helplessness
b) Confusion
c) Obsession

d) Sadness.

Select from the choices given below each sentence the word that is opposite in meaning to the word given in
italics. ( Q. 61 to 65)
61. My parents were confident of my success in the examination.
a) Worried
b) Pessimistic
c) Diffident

d) Depressed

62. The decision to stop firing across the border of the two countries was a unilateral one.
a) Multilateral
b) Collective
c) Bilateral
d) Multiple
63. Indian rural life is both harmonious and homogeneous .
a) Directionless
b) Aimless
c)

Hybrid

d) Heterogeneous.

64. Solitude and silence helped the poet to concentrate on his poetic composition.
a) Contradict
b) Distract
c) Disturb

d) Confound

65. Unity of thought and action has been the basis of Indias strength and stability.
a) Division
b) Separate
c) Break

d) Diversity

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Choose the most suitable meaning of the following idioms (in italics) from the choices given below each
sentence. (Q.66 to 70)
66. Many a time great ideas bite the dust for want of their proper publicity and projection.
a) are humiliated
b) are transferred
c) are stolen
d) are killed
67. The team manager and the coach are trying to pass the buck on each other for the poor performance of their team.
a) To shirk work
b) To blame somebody c) To quarrel
d) To shift responsibility.
68. He allowed his spiteful feeling to come to a head.
a) To burst
b) Feel giddy

c)

Feel impatient

d) Get excited.

69. Education should aim at dispelling the miasma of despair among the youth.
a) Become up to date
b) Remove bad influence
c) Win over enemy.
d) Get out of difficulty
70. By refusing to finance my industrial projects, the bank threw a spanner in them.
a) To sabotage
b) To disappoint
c) To defeat
d) To sack
Substitute the underlined phrase by a suitable word from among the given choices. ( Q.71 to 73)
71. The study of insects was a most fascinating pursuit for him.
a) Anthropology
b) Zoology
c) Etymology

d) Entomology

72. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, like Dr Radhakrishnan, was a great lover of books .
a) Literate
b) Bibliophile
c) Bookworm

d) Librarian

73. I was sure that he would bear a hand .


a) Interfere
b) Join

d) Rejoice.

c)

Assist

Given below is a pair of words with a certain relationship. Choose a pair of words from among the choices that
bears the closest relationship to the given pair.( Q.74 to 77)
74. DRAKE : DUCK
a) Small : big

b) Bird : birdie

c)

Cock : bull

d) Boar : sow

75. ASYLUM : LUNATIC


a) Egg : yolk

b) Creation : creator

c)

Soil : seed

d) Shell : snail

76. SNAKE : SLYNESS


a) river : depth

b) pearl : rarity

c)

dog : greed

d) woman : beauty

77. WOOD : EBONY


a) bread : loaf

b) rodent : squirrel

c)

garden : eglantine

d) ruler : ruled

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Put the given sentences in proper order ( Q.78 to 80 )


78. 1.
2.
3.
4.
a)
79. 1.
2.
3.
4.
a)
80. 1.
2.
3.
4.
a)

He had inherited that money from an uncle.


Mr. Saini was an innocent man.
It was regarding investing ten thousand rupees in my firm.
He agreed to my proposal.
4,3,1,2.

b) 2,1,4,3.

c)

3,4,1,2.

d) 2,4,3,1.

c)

2,3,4,1.

d) 3,1,2,4.

c)

2, 4, 3, 1

d) 4, 2, 3, 1

It results from a carefully devised plan


Men work together for a cause or purpose.
Team work just does not happen.
It must be clearly known to them.
2,3,1,4.

b) 3,4,2,1.

I will give you a copy of it.


The book was published in New York.
It is a very interesting book.
It deals with mankinds political future.
4, 3, 2, 1

b) 3, 4, 2, 1

ESSAY WRITING
Write an essay on any of the following topics . ( Word limit 300 words). (Use the blank pages provided)
1.

a)

My vision of an Ideal India

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b)

Consumer Protection : The need for awareness in India

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c)

Reading Declines as Television advances.

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d)

Forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

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e)

Internet and knowledge outsourcing.

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f)

Need and importance of Career Guidance in +2 level.

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AJMAL NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
(ANTS) EXAMINATION - 2011
Class : H.S.
Time /

a]^ : 2 hours / HRO

Full Marks / ]P

X= / ]O X[ f (40+40+20)=100

General Studies
1.

In which year was India's capital shifted from Kalkata to Delhi ?

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EX aX \[T[ [LWX E_ET UE V{T X[ E[ c+^K_ ?
a)
2.

1935

b) 1900

c)

1911

d) 1929

In which of the following locations India's first civilization was flourished ?

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EU^ YU] \[T^ a\T[ [E` c^K_ ?
a)

Deccan

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3.

b) Indus Valley

c)

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a =YTE^

Gangetic Planes

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G[ %[[cE

d) Kashmir

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E`[

Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat ?

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YXYU[ TT^ ^ E ][PV[E Y[ E[K_ ?
a)

The British

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4.

b) The Afghans

c)

YPX

The Mughals

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d) The Rajputs

LYT / [LYT

The seven sacred rivers of India are known as :

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\[T[ aT Y[y XVE E X] LX ^^ ?
a)

Saptavahini

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5.

b) Saptatirtha

c)

aTU

Saptasindhu

aa

d) Saptakshetra

aly

Air bubble in water shines because of the phenomenon of :

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a)

Dispersion

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[K[S

b) Refraction

YTaS
YTa[S

c)

Diffraction

[[TX
[[TX

d) Total internal reflection

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%\[S YS YTZ_X

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6.

What are primary colours ?

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YU]E [e EXm_ ?
a)

Colours of the rainbow

b)

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[]WX[ [em_
c)

[G YcT a~r I a]r


aV %_^ a~[r [I[ a]r

Colours which cannot be produced.

d)

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^m_ [e Ey] \[ YT E[ ^^X
7.

Colours in the spectrum of white light

Colours found in nature

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YETT YC^ [em_

Which of the following is covered under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India ?

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XJ[ EXO [b^ \[T[ =JT] X^_^[ ]_ [J[ly[ %^WX ?
a)

c)

8.

Dispute relating to civil matters

b)

Dispute relating to criminal cases involving murder

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VC^X ]]_

cT _GT LQT ZLV[ [[V


cT[ a ZLV[ ]]_

Disputes between two States of the Indian Union d)

Disputes between two citizens of two states

\T VFX L ]L [[V
\[T[ V[L[ [[V

V+ L V+ XGE ]L [[V
V+ [L[ V+ XG[E[ ]W [[V

Zero based budgeting (ZBB) lays emphasis on :


Zero based [LO Ec CYT %WE m V^ ?
Zero based [LO Ea[ CY[ %WE m[ V^ ?
i)

Unlimited deficit financing

ii)

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%a]T HO [w
iii)

Preparing new budget right from scratch :

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`S UE XTX \[ T[ [LO

Preparing the budget neglecting history of expenditure

YS [^ FT^X X_E E [LO


Y[ [^[ FT^X KQ T[ [LO
Choose the correct answer based on the above statements :

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i, ii & iii

b) i & ii

c)

ii & iii

d) None of the above

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9.

Limited liability means :

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a]T VX E
a)

The number of shares in the company is


strictly limited.

b)

EYX a]T aeFE %e`


EYX[ a]T %e` aeF

c)

Shareholder is only liable for the Debts of the company


to the extent of the unpaid value of his shares.

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%e`]__ a]T
EYX[ @S Y[`W[ LX %e`V[ aE_[ VX W %XV^ET
%e` ]_[ a]X

All shareholders have the same liability for the


company's debts.

d)

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a[ %e`V[+ EYX[ @S Y[`W[ LX a]\[ V^

Shareholder is only liable for the debts of the company


limited to the profits.

EYX @S [[ %e`VaE_ E_ _\e` a] V^


EYX[ @S Y[`W[ LX %e`V[[ _\e`[ a] V^

10. Who was the first Mathematician to treat zero as a number ?

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EX GSTp a[YU] `SE AEO aeF ca[ [[c[ E[K_X ?
a)

S. Ramanujan

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b) Brahmagupta

c)

[m

Bhaskara

d) Aryabhatta

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11. Four Mutts (religious centres) in four corners of India were established by :

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\[T[ J[ Y J[O ]P E YX E[K_X ?
a)

Swami Vivekanand

b)

] [[EXV+
] [[EXV
c)

Ramkrishna Paramhans

]Eb Y]cea+
[]Eb Y[]cea

Shankaracharya

d)

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`[J^

Swami Shradhanand

] `XV+
] `XV

12. What is the name of an application program that gathers users information and sends it to someone through the
Internet ?

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GcE[ TU aeGc E[ +O[XO ^G %XV[E Y[S E[ AYE`X YG][ X] E ?
a)

A virus

AO \+$J
AEO \+[a

b) Spybot

&+['O
&+['O

c)

Logic bomb

_LE [
_LE [

d) Security patch

$KE=O Y$J
aE=[O YJ

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13. If the day after tomorrow is Friday, what day will the third day after tomorrow be ?

^V Yc y[ c^ T E+_ Y$K TT^ VXO E c'[ ?


^V Y[ y[[ c^ T[ E_E[ Y[ TT^ VXO E c[ ?
a)

Sunday

[[ / [[[[

b) Monday

c)

a][ / a][[

Saturday

`X[ / `X[[

d) Friday

y[ / y[[

14. You get up in the morning and the first thing you need to do is use the facilities. Humans excrete most nitrogen-based
wastes in urine using which molecule ?

]Xc TY =P YTE a]^T Y$[ _GT %WE X+'LX ^N E YVU TG E ?


]Xb aE_ [_ YTfE][ a]^ Y[[ aU %WE X+LX ^N E YVU TG E[ ?
a)

Ammonia

A]X^

b) Creatinine

c)

y^OX+X

Urea

+=^ / +=[^

d) Uric Acid

+=E AQ$J / +=[E AaQ

15. Which state is known as India's Spice Garden....?

EX LE \T ]$J_ [G$J [_ LX ^^ ?
\[T[ EX [LE ]`_ [GX [_ ?
a)

Kerala

E_ / E[_

b) Bihar

c)

[c / [c[

Karnataka

ESOE

d) Uttaranchal

=w_ / =w[_

16. Who was the first Indian to win the world Amateur Billiards title ?

\T EX a[YU] [` [_^Q FTY %LX E$K_ ?


\[T[ E a[YU] [`[_^Q FTY %LX E[K_X ?
a)

Geet Sethi

GT $KP
GT `P

b) Manoj Kothari

c)

]XL EP
]XL EP[

Wilson Jones

=+_$JX-LX$J
=+_aX-LXJ

d) Michael Ferreira

]+E_-Z
]+E_-Z[[

17. According to the oldest Epic, who were entrusted the responsibility of building the bridge to Sri Lanka ?

YJXT] ]cE[ %Xa[ `_eE_ agT X]S V^ EE V^ c$K_ ?


\[T[ YJXT] ]cE[ %X^^ `_eE Y^ agT X]S[ V^ EcE VC^ c+^K_ ?
a)

Nala and Neela

X_ % X_
X_ A[e X_

b) Vishwakarma

c)

[`E
[`E]

Hanuman and Sugriva

cX]X % aG[
cX]X A[e aG[

d) Hanuman and Jambavanta

cX]X % LE
cX]X A[e L][

18. The input used by an antenna or cable to a TV set uses frequencies called .... ?

AOX [ E[_ VV`XT [c E TeGE ................ [_*


O\T AOX [ E[_ [[c[ E[ T[eGE ............ [_*
a)

Intermediate Frequency b) Audio Frequency

]W]E TeG
]W]E T[eG

` TeG
` T[eG

c)

Radio Frequency.

Q% TeG
[QC T[eG

d) Second Audio Programme

T^ ` TeG
T^ ` T[eG

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19. Which of these does not generate energy but are still essential for the body ?

T_ EX[W `N =dYVX XE_C ` [[ %T Y^LX^ ?


XJ[ EXO `[[ `N =dYVX E[X T[C `[[[ LX %T Y^LX^ ?
a)

Fats

b) Proteins

]V

c)

YOX

Vitamins

\O]X

d) Carbohydrates

E[c+QO

20. Ram travels 7 km to the north. Then he turns to the right and walks 3 km. Now, he turns to the right and walks 7 km.
How many kilometers is he away from the starting point ?
] =w_ 7 Ef ]f G'_* T Y$KT agZ_ H % 3 Ef ]f G'_* AT^ a %E agZ_ H 7 Ef ]f G'_* [w]X a

%S Y E]X E_]O VT %$K ?


[] =w[ VE 7 E.]. ^^* T[Y[ QXVE H[ 3 E.]. ^^* AFX a %[[ QXVE H[ 7 E.]. ^^* [T]X a [ UE ET
E.]. V[ ?
a) 3 k.m. (E.].)
b) 7 k.m. (E.].)
c) 10 k.m. (E.].)
d) 14 k.m. (E.].)
21. The VAT (Value Added Tax) has replaced :
VAT (]_ ae^LX) EX YE E YT X GcS E$K ?
VAT (]_ ae^LX) EX YE[ E[ YT[ _\bN c^K ?
a)

Excise duty

b) Sales Tax

=dYVX

c)

[yE / [yE[

Income Tax

d) Indirect Tax.

%^E / %^E[

Yl E / Y[l E[

22. Which one of the following Public Sector Bank's emblem figures a dog and the words 'faithful, friendly' in it ?

T_ EX L [eE YTE $JcT AO EE _GT [`a [ [_ ={F %$K ?


XJ[ EX [r^ [eE[ YTE Jc AEO EE[ A[e "[`a [' [_ ={FT %K ?
a)

Punjab National Bank

b) Syndicate Bank

Yt X`X_ [eE
Yt[ X`X_ [eE

c)

$JEO [eE
JEO [eE

Oriental Bank of Commerce d)

State Bank of India

C^O_ [eE % E]$J


C[^O_ [eE %[ E]J

\T^ rO [eE
\[T^ rO [eE

23. Which is the correct arrangement of the following rivers from North to South ?

=w Y VlS_ [ XV[ T_T V^ EXO aPE y]T aL c$K ?


=w[ UE VlS Y[cT XVm_ XJ VC^ EXOT aPE y] aLX c^K ?
a)

Godavari, Permer, Kaveri, Periyar

b)

GV, Y], E[, Y^


GV[[, Y[][, E[[, Y[^[
c)

Godavari, Kaveri, Pennar, Periyar

GV, E[, Y~, Y^


GV[[, E[[, Y~[, Y[^[

Pennar, Godavari, Periyar, Kaveri

Y~, GV, Y^, E[


Y~[, GV[[, Y[^[, E[[
d)

Kaveri, Godavari, Periyar, Penner

E[, GV, Y^, Y~


E[[, GV[[, Y^[, Y~[

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24. On which date is Nobel Prize awarded ?

EX TFT X[_ [gO V^ c^ ?


X[_ Y[[ EX T[F VC^ c^ ?
a)

December 10

b) January 10

c)

April 10

d) July 10

25. What number comes inside the circle ?

F_ UE [w ]LT E aeF c'[ ?


`X [w[ ]W E aeF c+[ ?

a)

b) 6

c)

d) 7

26. Which of the following is the correct answer ?

T_ EXO =w ?
XJ[ EXO =w[ f
a)

The Loksabha and State Assembly Members Elect the President of India.

_Ea\ % [WX a\ aVa aE_ \T rYTE X[$JX E


_Ea\ A[e [WX a\[ aVa[ \[T[ [rYTE X[JX E[*
b)

No, only Loksabha and Rajyasabha members elect the President of India.

Xc^, _Ea\ % La\ aVa aE_ \T rYTE X[$JX E*


X, W _Ea\ A[e [La\[ aVa[ \[T[ [rYTE X[JX E[*
c)

Yes, the parliament and state assembly members elect the President of India.

c^, Y_]O % LE [WX a\ aVa aE_ \T rYTE X[JX E*


cg, Y_]O A[e [WX a\[ X[JT aVa[ \[T[ [rYTE X[JX E[*
d)

The elected members of Loksabha, the Rajyasabha and state assembly members elect the President of India.

_Ea\, La\ % LE [WXa\ X[JT aVa aE_ \T rYTE X[$JX E*


_Ea\, [La\ A[e [LE [WX a\[ aVa[ \[T[ [rYTE X[JX E[*
27. "Natya-Sastra' the main source of India's classical dance was written by

\T^ `^ XT ]_ =da Y -- "XO`' EX _F$K_ ?


\[T^ `^ XT[ ]_ =da [Y -- "XO`' E _FK_X ?
a)

Nara Muni

X]S / X[]S

b) Kapil Muni

EY_]X

c)

Bharat Muni

\T]S / \[T]S

d) Patanjali

YTt_

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28. The Court which has jurisdiction over election disputes under Section 80 of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 is \T^ LX YTXW %+X 1951 80 Xe W %X^^ X[$JX [[V EX %V_T %^WX ?
\[T^ LX YTXW %+X 1951A[ 80 Xe W[ %X^^ X[[JX [[V EX %V_T[ %^WX ?
a)

Supreme Court

b) High Court

=J]T X^_^

c)

=J X^_^

District Court

d) Election Tribunal

L_ X^_^

X[$JX +[X_

29. A group of tourists is interested in visiting some beaches in India. Which of the following groups of cities would you
suggest ?

AO }]SE V_ \T aG^ T (=YE_) $J[_ [$J_ T] T_ EX E+FX XG }]S =YV` V[ ?


AEO }]SE[ V_ \[T^ aG[T[ ([J) VFT J+_ T] XJ[ EX XG[ E^O }]S[ =YV` V[ ?
i)

Kolkata, Bengaluru, Baroda

ii)

E_ET, [_, [V
E_ET, [_[, [[V
a)

Only i

Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Hyderabad

iii) Mumbai, Goa, Chennai

%c]V[V, g$J, c^V[V


%c]V[V, [gJ, c^V[[V
b) Only ii

]+, G, $J~+
]+, G^, J~+

c)

Only iii

d) Both i and ii

b)

Mechanical energy into electrical energy

30. The dynamo is a device for converting :

Q^X] A[W -- Y E agL_


Q^X] AEO -- [Y E[ ^
a)

Heat energy into electrical energy

TY `NE [VTE `N_


TY `NE [VTE `NT
c)

^E `NE [VTE `N_


^E `NE [VTE `NT

Magnetic energy into electrical energy

d)

J$ E `NE [VTE `N_


JE `NE [VTE `NT

None of these

+^ AOC Xc^
+c[ AEOC X^

31. Washing soda is the common name for :

EY W $J[X a^XE X] c'_ EYQ EgJ a[X[ [a^XE X] c+_ a)

Calcium carbonate

E_$J^] E[XO
E_a^] E[XO

b) Calcium bicarbonate c)

E_$J^] [+E[XO
E_a^] [+E[XO

Sodium carbonate

J$ Q^] E[XO
aQ^] E[XO

d) Sodium bicarbonate

J$ Q^] [+E[XO
aQ^] [+E[XO

32. Recently another tiger project has came up in Assam to be located in-

%T aYT %X AO [H YE %a] E'T c EU -%T aYT %[ AEO [H YE %a][ EU^ cC^[ EU ?


a)

Manas

]Xa

b) Kaziranga

ELI / EL[

c)

Nameri

$X] / X][

d) Orang

Ce/C[e

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33. If you see a big hoarding at a prominent public place were the punch line saying "We all were born free'; we all have
equal rights, in all probability", the hoarding is put up by -

^V T] L XT QI [pYX VF Y % ^'T _F %$K ""%] %O^ WX \[ LX _$K, %] aE_ a] %WE


%$K'' T a+ [pYXO EX V$K [_ \[[ ?
^V T] EX a[LXX X AEO [Q [pYX VF ^FX _F %K "%][ a[+ WX \[ LX X^K, %]V[ a[+[ a] %WE[
[^K'' T[ [pYXO E V^K [_ ]X E[[ ?
a)

National Commission for Farmers

b)

r^ Eb %^G
[r^ Eb %^G
c)

National Human Rights Commission

r^ ]XWE %^G
[r^ ]X[WE[ %^G

Directorate of Income Tax

d)

%^E a_E_^
%^E[ a_E^

Food Corporation of India.

\T^ FV XG]
\[T^ FV XG]

34. In India, the mesmerically popular TV Game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati,' the prize money is issued on the cheques
of which bank ?

""EX [XG EQ YT'' \T %T LXY^ O \ ` =YLT XGV Y %V^ [[ EX [eE $JE (WXV`) [c E
c$K_ ?
""EX [XG E[Q YT'' \[T[ %T LXY^ O \ `[ =YLT XGV Y[[ %V^[ LX EX [eE[ JE (WXV`) [[c[ E[
c+^K_ ?
a)

SBI

b) HDFC

rO [eE % +^
rO [eE %[ +^

c)

A+$J, Q, AZ, $K
A+$a, Q, AZ, a

AXIS

Aj$K
Aj$a

d) ICICI

%+, $J, %+, $J, %+


%+, $a, %+, a, %+

35. Devaluation means ?

]V %]_^X c'_]V[ %[]_^X c+_a)

To reduce value of currency

b)

]V ]_a
]V[ ]_a
c)

To appreciate the value of currency

]V ]_[
]V[ ]_[

To issue new currency in place of old currency

d)

YS ]V a_X XTX ]V YJ_X


Y[S ]V[ Y[[T XTX ]V[ YJ_X

None of these

AOC Xc^
AEOC X^

36. From what four word expression does the word 'good bye' derive ?
T_ EXO Y good bye (mQ [+) ` =dYw c$K_*
XJ[ EXO c+T good bye (mQ[+) `[ =dYw c+^K_ ?
a)

'God be with you'

GQ [ =+U +=

b) God bye you

GQ [+ +=

c)

Be good with God

[ mQ =+U GQ

d) You be with God

+= [ =+U GQ

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37. What is the full form of YAHOO ?
YAHOO YS Y E ?
YAHOO [ YS [Y E ?
a)

Yet another hierarchy of officious oracle

b)

+^O AXV c^E % %Z$K^$K %E_


+^O %XV[ c+^[E %[ %Za^K C[E_
c)

Yellow American head office online

Yes another head office oracle.

+^$K %XV cQ %Z$J %E_


+^J %XV[ cQ %Za C[E_
d)

+^_ %]EX cQ %Z$J %X_+X


+^_ %][EX cQ %Za %X_+X

Yes American high online office

+^$K %]EX c+ %X_+X %Z$J


+^K %][EX c+ %X_+X %Za

38. "Gayatri Mantra" has been mentioned in which of the Vedas ?

EXFX [VT G^y] %$K ?


EX [V G^y] YC^ ^^ ?
a)

Atharvaveda

%U[[V

b) Rigveda

c)

@E[V

Samveda

d) Yajur veda

a][V

^^ [V / ^^[ [V

39. Which refinery was set up as per the provisions of "Assam accord" ?

%a] $JN W %Xa %a] EXFX T_ `WXG YX E c$K_ ?


%a] JN[ W[ %X^^ EX T_ `WXG[ YX E[ c+^K_ ?
a)

Digboi Refinery

QG[ Z+X
QG[ `WXG[

b) Numaligarh Refinery c)

X]_GQ Z+X
X]_GQ `WXG[

Bongaigaon Refinery

d) Duliajan Refinery

[+GCg Z+X
[+GCg `WXG[

V_^LX Z+X
V_^LX `WXG[

40. A person who is on a long hunger strike and is surviving only on water will have :

[ VX_ %X`XT [c E_ YX CYT L^+ UE [N%XE VX ^[d %X`S [a W L_[ CY[ X\[ [N[a)

less urea in his urine

b)

Y[T E] +=^ UE[


Y[ E] +=[^ UE[
c)

less amino acids in his urine

TCg Y[T E] A]X A$JQ UE[


Y[ E] A]X AaQ UE[

More sodium in his urine

Y[T %WE $KQ^] UE[


Y[ %WE aQ^] UE[
d)

more glucose in his blood

TCg TLT %WE GEL UE[


Tc[ [N %WE GEL UE[

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General English
Fill in the blanks
41. Those who live in----------- houses should not throw ------------ at others.
a)

big , abuses

b) own , challenges

c)

stone , bricks

d) glass , stones.

42. Am I ----------- time for the train ? By the way, is it ----------- time ?
a)

on, in

b) in, on

c)

to, at

d) at, to

43 A house looks incomplete without proper encomiums such as marble flooring and furniture. The meaning of
encomium is :
a)

encounters

b) engagements

c)

emblems

d) embellishments

44. ______ fall in the production of food grains is inevitable this year because of poor rainfall.
a)

b) The

c)

No

d) Some

45. You have to enter _____ the date of birth in the job application form.
a)

Into

b) In

c)

No Preposition

d) On

c)

for meeting

d) at meeting

c)

does not

d) did not.

c)

must find.

d) found

c)

has

d) have.

c)

do not

d) to not.

c)

can't you ?

d) don't you ?

46. I look forward _____________ you again.


a)

to meet

b) to meeting

47. My father is one of those who .. appreciate music.


a)

does

b) do not

48. It's time we _______ some employment for ourselves.


a)

find.

b) have found.

49 The leader, with his cohorts, __________ warmly received.


a)

was

b) were

50. He forbade us .. enter the house.


a)

not to

b) to

51. Use your commonsense , ------------------ ?


a)

will you ?

b) won't you ?

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52. I do not remember .................................... ever helping me.
a) his
b) him
c) he
53. I .................................... him to be the brain behind all this mischief,
a)

guess

b) doubt

d) it

c)

suspect

d) conjecture

c)

much luggage

d) too many luggage

b) sloth

c)

slough

d) leather

b) whom

c)

to whom

d) to who

54. Have you ...............................?


a)

many luggages

b) a lot of luggages

55. The dead skin cast off by a snake is called


a)

hide

56. ------------ did you give it to ?


a)

who

57. This type of disease is endemic to Asia. The meaning of 'endemic' is :


a)
58

Not found in

b) foreign to

c)

native to

d) rare in.

The word "pachyderm" which applies to elephants, mean :


a)

A heavy animal

b)

an animal with a trunk

b)

A thick skinned animal

d)

a herbivorous animal.

c)

sweating

59 "Emetic" is a medicine to cause


a)

bleeding

b) sleep

d) vomiting

60 The likeness or representation of a person, made of cardboard, straw etc is :


a)

Statue

b) replica

c)

effigy

d) portrait

61. One who makes and sells cushions and covers for chairs, motor-car seats is called
a)

cushioner

b) haberdasher

62. The police ---------- the mob.


a) scattered
b) drove

c)

upholster

d) huckster

c)

disbanded

e) dispersed

c)

arrived

d) happened

63. When morning ---------- the murder was discovered.


a)

occurred

b) came

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Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in italics
64. The arguments of the lawyer of the accused were so persuasive that the judge acquitted him.
a)

convincing

b) clever

c)

eloquent

d) logical

c)

dishonest

d) inexplicable

c)

embarrassed

d) pleased

65. It was an astute move to sell the property at that stage.


a) shrewd
b) unwise
66. The boss's criticism left him feeling rather abashed.
a)

annoyed

b) sad

Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word in italics


67. He made an exhaustive list of items for the function.
a)

short,

b) incomplete

c)

interesting

d) long

c)

liliput

d) giant

68. A circus needs at least one dwarf.


a)

pigmy

b) undersized

69. Most politicians take a myopic view of the important issues.


a)

visionary

b) farsighted

c)

blind

d) selfish

Pick out the correct meaning of the idioms in the following sentences .
70. The editor blue-pencilled the reporter's story.
a)
c)

approved the story for publication


praised the reporter for the story

b)
d)

censored the story.


forwarded it for an award.

71. A road-hog is a driver who :


a)
b)
c)
d)

always parks his vehicle in the wrong place


drives in the middle of the road and does not allow other vehicles to pass.
picks up anybody who asks for a lift.
drives rashly to overtake other vehicles.

72. The UPA government weathered the storm in the 2G Spectrum scam.
a)
c)

created a storm in the parliament.


overcame the difficulties.

b)
d)

took the blame upon itself.


resigned.

In the following questions ( 73 & 74) four words are given out of which three are same in one way and one is different from
the others. Select the odd one.
73. a)

green

b) violet

c)

brown

d) yellow

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74. a)

artery

b) aurum

c)

auricle

d) aorta

75. ' Face' is related to 'Expression' in the same way as 'Hand' is related to :
a)

handshake

b) waving

c)

work

d) gesture

76. Sports is related to 'Logo' in the same way as 'Nation' is related to :


a)

anthem

b) emblem

c)

icon

d) flag

Find the word that forms an essential / necessary part of the underlined word..
77. Orchestra
a) violin

b) stage

c)

musician

d) soloist

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.
78. DIRGE : FUNERAL
a) chain : letter
b) bell : church
c) jingle : commercial
d) hymn : concerto
79. Here are some words translated from an artificial language..
granamelke means big tree
pinimelke means little tree
melkehoon means tree house
Which word could mean "big house"?
a)
b)
c)
d)

granahoon
pinishur
pinihoon
melkegrana

80 Statement - 1 : The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore.


Statement - 2 : The market is one block west of the hotel.
Statement - 3 : The drugstore is west of the market.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is :
a) true.
b) false.
c) uncertain.
d) can not say

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81 Write an Essay on any one of the following : (In about 300 words)
a) The Japan Earthquake of 11March, 2011.
b) World Cup Cricket , 2011.
c) Global Warming and Its Consequences.

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AJMAL NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
(ANTS) EXAMINATION - 2012
Class : H.S.
Time : 2 hours / a]^

f 2 HRO

Full Marks / ]P

X= / ]O X[ f (40+40+20)=100

General Studies
1.

Where was the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) established in 1961 ?

1$ 961 JXT E'T a[YU] +^X +a$O$O=$O % ]XL]O YTX YT c$K_ ?


$1961 aX EU^ a[ YU] +^X +a$O$O=$O %Z ]XL]O YX E[ c^ ?
(a) Kolkata

E_ET
2.

(b) Bangaluru

(c) Ahmedabad

[_ / [_[

(d) Lucknow

%c]V[V

Which physicist of Indian origin invented the 'Optical Fibre'?

EX \T^]_ YVU[V ""%OE_ Z+['' =X E$K_ ?


\[T^ ]_[ EX YVU[V "%OE_ Z+[[' =[X E[X ?
(a) C.V. Raman

$J.\. ]X
J.\ []X
3.

(b) Satyendra Nath Bose (c) Homi J. Bhabha

aTV XU [a

(d) Narinder Singh Kapany

c] L. \[
c] L. \[

XV ae EYX
X[V ae EYX

Which was the only session of Indian National Congress (INC) presided over by Mahatma Gandhi ?

\T LT^ EeG$K %W`X EXFX AE]y a\T ]c G^ a\YT E$K_ ?


\[T[ LT^ EeGa %W[`X[ AE]y EX a\^ ]c G a\YT E[X ?
(a) Surat 1907

K$ $O 1907
a[O 1907

4.

[_G] 1924

(c) Lahore 1929

_c 1929
_c[ 1929

(d) Tripuri 1939

yY 1939
yY[ 1939

The strength of the Rajya Sabha is 245 (233 elected & 12 nominated) members. What is its maximum strength ?

L a\ aVa 245 (233 X[$JT % 12 LX ]XXT) +^ a[J aVa aeF E]X ?


[L a\[ aVa 245 (233 LX X[JT A[e 12 LX ]XXT)* +c[ a[[J aVa aeF ET ?
(a) 250

5.

(b) Belgaum 1924

(b) 275

(c) 300

(d) 325

On account of its numerous temples, which city is also known as the 'Cathedral City of India' ?

\T EX XGT [T ]V UE [[ ]V XG [_ E c^ ?
\[T[ EX XG[T %XE ]V[ UE[ LX +cE \[T[ GL XG[ C [_ c^ ?
(a) Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

]V+ (T]_XQ) / ]V[+ (T]_XQ)


(c) Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

\[X` (=b) / \[X`[ (=Qb)

(b) Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

c (=wF) / c[[ (=w[FQ)


(d) Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

[X` (=w YV`) / [X[a (=w[ YV`)

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6.

The purity of precious metal Gold is measured in Carat. Which of the following refers to a Gold alloy having 75 percent
of Gold and rest 25 percent of other metals ?

aS [TE E$OT LF c^* T_ EX$O ]`ST aS 75 `Te` % %X WT 25 `Te` YE` E c$K ?


aX[ [TE E[O ]Y c^* XJ[ EX ]`X 75 `Te` A[e %X WT[ 25 `Te` YE` E[ c^K ?
(a) 18 carat

7.

(b) 20 carat

(c) 22 carat

(d) 24 carat

(c) Green

(d) Violet

Which colour is in the centre of a Rainbow ?

]WX ]LT UE I [W c'_ . . . . .


[]WX[ ]W UE [IO c_-(a) Red

(b) Yellow

I / __
8.

c_W^ / c_W

a=L^ / a[L

[IX^ / [mX

Which of the following is also called 'shadow government' ?

K$ ^ [ YT[ JE EE [_ ?
K^ [ YT[ a[E[ EcE [_ ?
(a) The governor

(b) The opposition

LY_/[LY_
9.

(c) The cabinet

(d) The bureaucracy

E[X$O

%]_/%]_

[W V_/[[W V_

According to the Mahabharat, who was the last Commander-in-Chief of the Kaurava army ?

]c\T ]T E aE_ `b aXWl EX %$K_ ?


]c\[T E[[V[ `b aXWl E K_X ?
(a) Ashwatthama

(b) Dronacharya

%`U]

VS$J^

(c) Karna

(d) Shalya

ES

`_

10. The opposition parties had been demanding JPC to probe the 2G spectrum scam. JPC stands for .............

2G E_eE TV [[ [W Yl+ JPC GPX [[ V[ E %$K* A+ JPC ]X E ?


2G E_eE[ TV[ LX [[W Yl JPC GPX[ V[ E[K* A+ JPC ]X E ?
(a) Joint Parliamentary Commission

L+O Y_]$O E]$JX


L^O Y_^]O[ E]`X
(c) Joint Parliamentary Controversy

L+O Y_]O E\$K


L^O Y_^]O[ E\[a

(b) Joint Parliamentary Committee

L+O Y_]$O E]$O


L^O Y_^]O[ E]O
(d) Joint Parties Commission

L+O Y$OK E]$JX


L^O YOa E]`X

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11. Which of the following has been raised by the Indian Navy after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack?

26/11 ]+ E Y$JT \T^ X[cX^ T_ EX$O [cX GPX E$K ?


26/11 A[ ]+ EQ[ Y[ \[T^ XaX Xo[ EX [cX GPX E[ ?
(a) Sagar Suraksha Bal

(b) Sagar Prahari Bal

aG al [_ / aG[ a[l [_
(c) Coast Security Guard

aG Yc [_ / aG[ Yc[ [_
(d) Coastal Protection Force

=YE_ XYw GQ / =YE_ X[Yw GQ

=YE_ al [_ / =YE_ a[l [_

12. Recently PSLV-C16 rocket was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota. What is
the expansion of the term PSLV?

aYT ]cE` GbS aeGPS ISRO + PSLV-C16 =dlYX E$K* A+ PSLV ]X E ?


aYT ]cE` G[bX aeGPX ISRO =dlY E[ PSLV-C16* A+ PSLV ]X E ?
(a) Power Satellite Launch Vehicle

(b) Plane Satellite Light Vehicle

(c) Plane Satellite Launch Vehicle

(d) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle .

13. What is the code name given to the collective international action under UN authority to protect the Libyan people
against Muammar Gaddafi's forces?

raeH XTT ] GZ aX [cX %T$J Y _[^ LXGSE al V^ a]cE YVlY aeETE X]


E %$K_ ?
]^[ GZ[ aX [cX[ %TJ[UE _[^[ LXGXE a[l VC^ [raeG[ XT ^U %LTE YVlY[
aeET X]*
(a) Operation Ortsac

(b) Operation Trident

(c) Operation Swift Strike

%Y`X +QO
%Y[`X +QO

%Y`X $J+Z$O r+E


%Y[`X a+ZO +E

%Y`X %$O$JE
%Y[`X %OJE

(d) Operation Odyssey Dawn

%Y`X CQ$K QX
%Y[`X CQa QX

14. Soft currency means currency whose ......................

J$ Z$O Ea ]X A$O . . . . . . . . . . . .
JZO E[a ]X . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(a) Supply is less than its demand in the international market

%LTE [LT $JcVTE ^GX a]T


%LTE [L[ JcV UE ^GX a]T
(b) Supply is more than its demand in the international market

%LTE [LT $JcVTE %WE


%LTE [L[ JcVUE ^GX %WE
(c) Supply and demand both are less in international market

%LTE [LT =\^ ^GX % $JcV a]T


%LTE [L[ ^GX A[e JcV =\^[+ a]T
(d) Demand tends to increase in the international market and in India

+^ $JcV %LTE % \TT [$R[ aX


+c[ JcV %LTE [L[ A[e \[T [Q[ a[X

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15. Consider the following statements :

T_ =N E+$O ]X E[ f / XJ[ =Nm_ _l E[ f


Right to information is necessary in lndia because it .............

\TT TULX %WE Y^LX %$K ES . . . . . . . . . . . . .


\[T TULX[ %WE[[ Y^LX %K E[S +c . . . . . . . . . . . . .
i)

Increases people's participation in administration

Y`aST LX aWS [WT %e` GcS / Y`aX LXaW[S[ %e`GcS [Q^*


ii) Makes administration more accountable to people

+^ Y`aXE LX aWS YT V^`_ E[ Y / Y`aXE LXaW[S[ YT V^`_ E[T Y[*


iii) Makes administration more innovative

+^ Y`aXE %WE ar`_ E[ Y / Y`aXE %WE ar`_ E[T Y[*


iv) Makes people aware of administrative decision making

LX aWSE Y`aXE a YT %WE a$JTX E[ Y /LXaW[XE Y`aXE a[ YT %WE aJTX E[T Y[*
Of the above statements ......................

=N[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
=Nm_[ . . . . . . . . . . . .
(a) i, ii and iii are correct

i, ii % iii
i,ii A[e iii

(b) ii, iii and iv are correct (c) i, iii and iv are correct (d) i, iii, and iv are correct

ii, iii % iv
ii, iii A[e iv

i, iii % iv
i, iii A[e iv

i, iii % iv
i, iii A[e iv

16. The drug chloromycetin is used for which disease ?

""z']+$J$OX'' DbW EX[W GT [c c^ ?


z[]+aJOX DbWO EX [G [[c[ c^ ?
(a) Heart attack

c$O A$OE

(b) Dysentery

(c) T.B.

(d) Typhoid

$O+Z^Q

GcS

17. Rajini Gabra and Harni Gabra Festival are celebrated by

LX G[ % c] G[ =da EX LXG^ Y_X E ?


[LX G[ A[e cX G[ EX LXG Y_X E[?
(a) Mishing people

]$Je LXG

(b) Dima hasao people

(c) Karbi people

Q] c$JC LXG

E[ LXG

(d) Rabha people

\ LXG/[\ LXG

18. Which of the following positions is the highest in corporate position?

T_ EX$O [a^ YTX a[J YV ?


XJ[ EXO [[a^ YTX[ a[[J YV ?
(a) Chief Executive Officer

]F E^[c [b^
]F E^[c %WE[E
(c) Finance Director

[w^ Y$J_E
[w^ Y[J_E

(b) Chief Operating Officer

]F Y$J_X [b^
]F Y[J_X %WE[E
(d) General Manager

LX_ ]XL
LX[_ ]XL[

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19. The abbreviation GDP stands for ....................
GDP
GDP
(a) Gross Development Process
(c) Gross Domestic Process

]X E ?
]X ?

(b) Gross Domestic Products


(d) Gross Development Products.

20. Name the global leader in terms of production and selling of beauty products.

EX EYX^ aV^ a]G =dYVX % [y lyT [`T YU] X %WE E$K ?


aV^ a]G =dYVX A[e [y[ ly [` YU] X %WE[ E[ %K. . . . . . . .. EYX*
(a) Procter & Gamble

(b) L'Oreal

Yk A G_
Yk[ A G_

(c) Unilever

_'^_
_[^_

+=X_\
+=X_\[

(d) Avon

A\X

21. In order to remove judges of the Supreme Court or High Court through impeachment proceedings a motion is
addressed to the President signed by at least-

=JT] [ =J X^_^ X^W` ALX [ ]c%\^G %YaS Y rYT_ YP[_ E]C E]X LX
aeaV^ aVa l Y^LX ?
=JT] [ =J X^_^[ AELX X^W`E ]c%\^G[ [ %Ya[S E[[ LX YT E[ Y[ [rYT[ EK YPX[
LX E]Yl ETLX aeaV[ l[ Y^LX ?
(a) 100 members of Lok Sabha or 50 members of Rajya Sabha

100 LX _Ea\ aVa [ 50 LX La\ aVa


100 LX _Ea\[ aVa [ 50 LX [La\[ aVa

(b) 50 members of Rajya Sabha or 150 members of Lok Sabha

50 LX La\ X+[ 150 LX _Ea\ aVa


50 LX [La\ [ 150 LX _Ea\[ aVa

(c) 80 members of Lok Sabha or 30 members of Rajya Sabha

80 LX _Ea\ aVa X+[ 30 LX L a\ aVa


80 LX _Ea\[ aVa [ 30 LX [L a\[ aVa

(d) 60 members of Lok Sabha or 70 members of Rajya Sabha

60 LX _Ea\ aVa X+[ 70 LX La\ aVa


60 LX _Ea\[ aVa [ 70 LX [La\[ aVa

22. Panchayati Raj is based on the ideology of

Y^TL E XT CYT %WT ?


Y^T[L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XT[ =Y[ %W[T ?
(a) Community cooperation and development

a]LE ac^GT % =~^S


a]LE ac^GT A[e =~^S
(c) Democratic decentralisation

GSTE [EVES / GSTE [EVE[S

(b) Cultivating political awareness in the rural masses.

G] LXGS LXTE a$JTXT [


G] LXGX[ [LXTE aJTXT [
(d) Preventing higher level corruption

=J^ VXT X[S / =J[^ VXT X[[S

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23. Which one of the following states has passed a legislation to confiscate the property of corrupt officials and to open
schools in these properties?

T_ EXFX L+ VXT Y^S [b^ aYw [L^ E [V_^ YX E [[ %+X YS^S E$K ?
XJ[ EX [L VXT Y[^X %WE[E[ aYw [L^ E[ [V_^ YX E[[ LX %+X YS^X E[K ?
(a) Bihar

[c / [c[

(b) West Bengal

(c) Kerala

YJ] [

(d) Rajasthan

E_ / E[_

LX / [LX

24. Which of the following is not a correct statement can't ?

T_ EX$O =N Xc^ ?
XJ[ EXO =N X^ ?
(a) The Wikipedia is a sea of information contributed by readers all over the world

=+EYQ^ A$O [` YPE ^mTE TU \


=+EYQ^ [` YPE[ [ ac^ E[ AE TU \[
(b) Encyclopaedia is a book or a set of books which are both authoritative and definitive.

[`Eb c_ a[LXX ET`_ % &r $JX a]G


[`Eb c_ a[LXX ET`_ A[e &r (JQ) [JX a]G
(c) The Wikipedia can be edited by readers but encyclopaedia not

=+EYQ^ YPE aYVX E[ Y E [`Eb E[ X


=+EYQ^ YPE[ aYVX E[ ^^ E [`Eb E[ ^^ X
(d) Both are definitive and can be edited by readers

V^$O+ &r % YPE aYVX E[ Y


VO+ JQ A[e YPE[ [ aYVX E[ ^^
25. If blue means pink, pink means green, green means yellow, yellow means red and red means white then what is the
colour of turmeric?

^V X_ ]X m_Y^, m_Y^ ]X a=L^, a=L^ ]X c_W^, c_W^ ]X I % I ]X [G T c_W


e E ?
^V X_ ]X G_Y, G_Y ]X a[L, a[L ]X c_V, c_V ]X __ A[e __ ]X aV T[ [~[ c_V[ [e E?
(a) Green

a=L^ / a[L

(b) Yellow

c_W^ / c_V

(c) Red

I / __

(d) Pink

m_Y^ / G_Y

26. There are six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and
grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group. 43. Who is the mother?
6
A, B, C, D, E
F, C
F
B
E
D
A
F

LX [N
% c'_ \X^E* c'_ G^E \^E* c'_ V=TE % EEV=T*
+^T VLX [YE, TXLX \^E % ALX ]E* ]E EXLX ?
6 LX [N A, B, C, D, E A[e F, C c_ F A[ [X* B c_ E A[ ][ \+* D c_ A A[ YT A[e F A[ PE[V* AFX
VLX YT, TXLX \+ A[e AELX ]* ] E ?
(a) A

(b) B

(c) D

(d) E

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27. The quorum to constitute a meeting of either house of Parliament is

aeaV ^ EX aVXT E]X aeFE aVa U_ YS E ?


aeaV[ ^ EX aVX . . . . . . . . aVa aeF %Yl aeF YS E[ ?
(a) One-third of the total number of members of that house

aVX AE-TT^e` aVa / aVX[ AE-TT^e` aVa


(b) One-third of the total number of members present

=YT aVa aeF AE-TT^e` / =YT aVa a]F[ AE-TT^e`


(c) One-tenth of the total number of members of that house

a+ aVX AE-V`]e` aVa / a+ aVX[ AE-V`]e` aVa


(d) One-tenth of the total number of members present

=YT ]P aVa AE-V`]e` / =YT ]O aVa[ AE-V`]e`


28. Which of the following defines a free-port ?

T_ EX$O ]N [V ?
XJ[ EXO ]N [V[ ?
(a) Allows duty-free imports

^'T E [cX %]VX %X]T V^


^FX ]N %]VX[ %X]T VC^ c^
(b) Does not have any customs checking

^'T EX a] -Yl E Xc^


^FX EX a] -Y[l E[ c^ X
(c) Allows free entry of goods from some specified countries

^T E$K]X X[$JT V` Y %]VXET a]G ]N %X]T V^


^FX EK X[JT V`[ UE %]VX ET a]G[ ]N Y[`[ %X]T VC^ c^
(d) Allows free entry of goods which are to be re-exported

^'T YX X [[ %X a]G ]N %X]T V^*


^FX YX[X[ LX %X a]G[ ]N Y[`[ %X]T VC^ c^*
29. Which princess stayed with Shahjahan when he passed his last days as a prisoner?

[V`c $KcLcX E[V c UE %T EX GE LE] TCg _GT %$K_ ?


[V`c `cLcX[ L[X[ %] _G E[[V %[^ UE[ a]^ [X Tc[ aU K_X
(a) Jahanara

LcX / LcX[

(b) Roshanara

(c) Zaibunnisa

$KX / [`X[

L^[X$K

(d) Mumtaz Mahal

]]TL ]c_

30. Which of the following type of soils is very hard to cultivate?

T_ EX `S ]$O AE[ FT [[ =Y^G Xc^ ?


XJ[ EX `S[ ]O Jb E[[ LX AE[[ =Y^G X^ ?
(a) Red

I]$O / __]O

(b) Alluvial

Y_ / Y_]O

(c) Black

E_]$O / E_]O

(d) Sandy

[_]$O / [_]O

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31. Which of the following is not a product of vehicular pollution ?

T_ EX[W ^X [cX YVbS Xc^ ?


XJ[ EXO ^X[cX YVbS ar X^ ?
(a) Sulphur dioxide

$K_Z Q+%j+Q

(b) Carbon monoxide

(c) Hydrogen peroxide

E[X ]X%j+Q

c+QLX Y%j+Q

(d) Hydrocarbons

c+QE[X

32. The 2001 Nobel Prize for literature was won by an author of Indian origin. Who is he ?
2001
2001
(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) VS Naipaul
(c) Arundhati Roy
(d) Vijay Tendulkar

T acT [[ EX \T^ ]_ [N^ X[_ [g$O _\ E$K_ ?


aX acT[ X[_ Y[[ . . . . . \[T^ ]_[ [N _\ E[S *

K$ _]X $KQ
a_]X [`V

\.A$K. XY_
\. Aa. X+Y_

%XWT ^
%[T [^

[L^ $O_E
[L^ T_E[

33. Name the Italian revolutionary whose leadership led to the unification of Italy ?

EXLX [Y XTT +$O_ AEy ES E c$K_ ?


EX +O_[ [Y[[ XT +O_[ AEyE[S c^?
(a) Giuseppe Garibaldi

(b) Benito Mussolini

(c) Otto Van Bismarck

(d) Oliver Cromwell

34. Name the painter who was the first to prepare a model of a helicopter?

EX LX $Jy`^ YU] c_EO %c YT E$K_ ?


Jy` . . . . . . . . . . . . YU] c_EO[[ X]X T^[ E[X*
(a) Pablo Picasso

Y[_ YEa

(b) Vincent Van Gogh

\XaO \XGG

(c) Leonardo da Vinci

_CXV V \

35. Who is the author of the book, 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?
'The Importance of Being Earnest'
'The Importance of Being Earnest'
(a) Lyman Baum
(b) DH Lawrence
(c) Oscar Wilde

(d) Raphael

Z_ / [Z_

$JE EX ?
A[ [J^T. . . . . . . . . . . . .*

(d) O Henry

36. Which of the following gases is used to extinguish fire?

L+ X][_ T_ EX[W G$K [c E c^ ?


%mX X\+T EX Ga [[c[ E[ c^ ?
(a) Nitrogen

X+LX

(b) Carbon dioxide

E[XQ+ %j+Q

(c) Carbon monoxide

E[X ]X%j+Q

(d) Ethane

+UX

37. Where is the headquarters of the Interpol?


Interpol

(+OY_) ]F E^_^ ET %T ?
+O[Y_[ ]F E^_^ EU^ %[T ?
(a) Paris

Y$K / Y[a

(b) New York

X=E / X=+^E

(c) London

_X / _QX

(d) Lyons

_+ / _^a

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38. Which one of the following is not a nuclear state?

T_ EX r Y]XE `N r Xc^ ?
XJ[ EX [r Y[]X[E `N [r X^ ?
(a) United Kingdom

(b) France

$KV %[ / aV %[[

(c) Germany

Z / Za

(d) China

L]X

$JX

39. The famous Nataraja Temple where Shiva is worshipped as the Lord of Dance is in

`E XT VTY YL E [FT X$OL ]V ET %T ?


`[E XT[ V[T[Y YL E[ [FT XO[L ]V[ EU^ %[T ?
(a) Rameshwaram

(b) Suchindram

]`] / []`[]

(c) Shankaran Koil

$JJV] / aJV]

(d)

`eES E+_ / `eE[S E^_

Chidambaram

$JV] / JV[]

40. Which among the following is not a feature of a developing economy?

T_ EX$O =~^X`_ r [`r Xc^ ?


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .=~^X`_ [r[ [`r X^*
(a) High rate of population growth

(b) High rate of capital formation

%WE LXaeF [ c
%WE LXaeF [[ c[

%WE ]_WX GPS c


%WE ]_WX GPX[ c[

(c) High rate of unemployment

(d) Widespread poverty

%WE X[X c / %WE [E[[ c[

[T VVT / [T V[VT
General English

Fill in the blanks


41. The boys caught a .. cobra.
(a) six -feet
(b) six-foot

(c) six-feet long

(d) any of these is correct.

42. delivered on the subject.


(a) A series of lectures were
(b) Series of lecture were
(c) A series of lecture was
(d) A series of lectures was
43. We are .. of the same profession.
(a) brothers
(b) brother
(c) brethren

(d) fraternity

44. The accountant told me to on the voucher.


(a) sign
(b) put my signature
(c) attest

(d) autograph

45. The labourers refused to receive their . .


(a) wage
(b) wages
(c) remuneration

(d) salary

46. .. .. to blame.
(a) I, you and he are
(b) You, he and I am

(d) I, you and he is

(c) You, he and I are

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47. .. served
(a) Many a men have; their
(c) Many a man have; his

.. country nobly.
(b) Many a man has; his
(d) Many a man has; their

48. He is by far .. of his class.


(a) better than any boy
(b) the best

(c) a good

(d) as good as any boy

49. Mrs. Indira Gandhi was the politician of her time.


(a) first
(b) foremost
(c) first and foremost

(d) none of these

50. This pen is than the one I have in my drawer.


(a) worse
(b) worst
(c) the worse

(d) the worst

51. He no less than I .. to blame.


(a) is
(b) am

(c) are

(d) have

52. Pick up the right expression.


(a) I never remember having met her
(c) I do not remember ever having met her.

(b) I do not remember having met her.


(d) I never remember ever having met her.

53. He behaves as if he my boss.


(a) is
(b) was

(c) were

(d) had been

54. Your grandmother eighty.


(a) shall be
(b) is

(c) must be

(d) should be

55. Pick out the sentence that is incorrect.


(a) She is used to taking tea.
(c) She used not to take tea.

(b) She used to take tea.


(d) She did not use to take tea.

56. Pick out the sentence that is incorrect.


(a) He made noise and disturbed other children
(c) He made noise and disturbed the other children

(b) He made some noise and disturbed other children


(d) He made a noise and disturbed the other children.

57. Which of the following sentences is wrong ?


(a) People say that he is a liar.
(c) It is said that he is a liar.

(b) People said he is a liar


(d) he is said to be a liar.

58. Large quantities of jute from Bangladesh.


(a) to import
(b) is deported
(c) is exported

(d) are exported

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59. If I had not been so busy yesterday , I . him.
(a) would visit
(b) had visited
(c) would have visited

(d) visited

60. By the time I arrived at the cinema, there were no tickets left. They .. .
(a) had been sold
(b) were sold
(c) have been sold
(d) are sold
61. " Let's go for a swim". If we rewrite the sentence starting with "How about.." , the sentence will be :
(a) How about a swim ?
(b) How about going for a swim ?
(c) How about to go for a swimming ?
(d) How about letting us go for a swim ?
62. He said to her, " May you succeed !" In indirect speech this sentence will be :
(a) He wished her success
(b) He said to her that she might succeed.
(c) He told her that she might succeed
(d) He prayed to God that she may succeed.
63. He can walk fast. He is tall. If we combine these two sentences, the new sentence will be :
(a) He is tall because he can walk fast.
(b) Because he is tall he can walk fast.
(c) Since he can walk fast he is tall.
(d) He can walk fast therefore he is tall.
64. You will not recover fast. Refrain from smoking. If we combine the sentences in the following way which option is
most appropriate ?
i) Unless you refrain from smoking, you can not recover fast.
ii) If you want to recover fast, you should refrain from smoking.
iii) Inspite of refraining from smoking you will recover fast.
(a) Only ( i) is correct
(b) only ( ii ) is correct.
(c) Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(d) all are correct
65. A politician's speech must be read . the lines , it may have a double .. .
(a) behind ; edge
(b) between ; meaning (c) among ; ends
(d) beyond; face.
66. The Secretary . the society's funds , he was dismissed.
(a) robbed ; thus
(b) pirated ; therefore
(c) embezzled ; therefore (d) misplaced ; and
67. Though Bonsai, a well -known art form, originated in China, it was .. by the Japaneese.
(a) cultivated
(b) perfected
(c) finished
(d) borrowed
68. Pollution in the streets of Delhi .. the life of every human being.
(a) exposes
(b) hazards
(c) imperils

(d) endangers

69. The got in to the house through the AC vent and took away whatever he could lay his hands on.
(a) Robber
(b) Intruder
(c) stranger
(d) burglar

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70. My mother upset the kettle of boiling water and her right hand badly.
(a) wounded
(b) sizzled
(c) Scorched
(d) scalded
71. Past civilizations often saw comets as of death and doom.
(a) harbingers
(b) precursors
(c) usherers

(d) portentous

72. His residence is on the .. of Calcutta.


(a) periphery
(b) fringe
(c) area

(d) outskirts

73. Those who live in trees are .. .


(a) adhesive
(b) fluvial

(c) arboreal

(d) floral

74. The adjective for the " sense of touch" is :


(a) tactile
(b) olfactory

(c) caress

(d) sensuous

75. The speaker made some very cogent remarks. The word opposite in meaning to the underlined word is :
(a) Superfluous
(b) arrogant
(c) remarkable
(d) appropriate
76. The Prime Minister's radio broadcast galvanized the people's spirit. The word opposite in meaning to the
underlined word is :
(a) distracted
(b) motivated
(c) frightened
(d) dampened
77. Murarilal is seventy years old and a fanatical gardener. The word nearest in meaning to the underlined word is :
(a) crazy
(b) fantastic
(c) excessively enthusiastic
(d) obsessed
78. The two opposing parties have reached a stalemate. The word nearest in meaning to the underlined word is :
(a) Dilemma
(b) deadlock
(c) settlement
(d) compromise.
79. A good teacher should have the gift of the gab . The meaning of the idiom in bold italics is :
(a) a talent for speaking
(b) a good personality
(c) an interest in discipline
(d) a great deal of knowledge.
80. If you rub him the wrong way, he is bound to react. The meaning of the idiom in bold italics is :
(a) Flatter him
(b) annoy him
(c) scold him
(d) encourage him
81. Write essays on any two of the following topics in about 300 words each.
(a) Role of NGOs in Social Development.
(b) Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy in India.
(c) Mathematics as " the Mother Science"
(d) Role of Print & Electronic Media in present world affairs.
(e) Tourism Potential in the North East.
(f) Moral Values and Modern Life.
(g) Importance of Career Guidance in the context of present day education and employability.

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AJMAL NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH (ANTS) EXAMINATION - 2013


Class : H.S.
Time : 2 hours /

1.

a]^ f 2 HO

Full Marks / ]P
General Studies

X / ]O X[ f (40+40+20)=100

Who is known as the Father of Indian Space Programme?

\T ]cE` GbS LXE EX %$K_ ? / \[T^ ]cE` G[bS[ LXE E K_X ?


(A) C. V. Raman

(B) Vikrama Sarabhai

$J.\. ]S
a.\. []S
2.

(C) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (D) Satish Dhawan

[y] $K\+
[y] a[\+

A.Y.L. %_ E_]
A.Y.L. %_ E_]

aT` WX
aT` WC^X

First mobile phone conversation took place in India between

\TT YXYU] E E ]LT ][+_ ZXT EUYEUX c$K_ ? / \[T a[YU] ][+_ EUYEUX c^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
(A) Jyoti Basu and Sukhram

(B) Narasimha Rao and Sukhram

LT [a % aF] ]LT
LT [a A[e aF[][ ]W

Xaec C % aF] ]LT


X[a] [C A[e aF[][ ]W

(C) Ambika Soni and Narasimha Rao

(D) None of these

%E $KX % Xaec C ]LT


%E aX A[e X[a] [C^[ ]W
3.

+^ ALX Xc^
+c[ Ec+ XX

India's first supercomputer is known as

\T YU] $JY EY=O E X] LX ^^ ? / \[T[ YU] aY[ EY=O[ E X] LX ^^ ?


(A) SAGA
4.

(B) PARAM 8000

(C) EKA

(D) PARAM YUVA

What is the name of India's National Aquatic Animal?

\T LT^ L_$J YS X] c'_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .* / \[T[ LT^ L_J[ YS[ X] c_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*


(A) River Dolphin

`/ [\[ Q_ZX
5.

(B) Crocodile

(C) Katla Fish

H^_ / E][

\E / ET_ ]K

(D) Green Frog

a=L^ \E_ / a[L [I

Where did the English first open their factories in the Eastern part of India?

+eL aE_ Y \T EXP+T YU] EFX YX E$K_ ? / +e[L[ Y[ \[T[ EU^ YU] E[FX YX E[ ?
(A) Assam

%a] / %a]
6.

(B) Odisha

(C) Bihar

=Qb

[c / [c[

(D) Sikkim

$JE] / aE]

Sati was declared illegal and punishable by....................

EX aTVc YUE [%+X % VX^ [_ HbS E$K_ ? / aT YUE [%+X C VX^ [_ HbS E[X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*
(A) Lord William Bentinck (B) Lord Ripon

_Q =+_^] [Oe
7.

_Q YS / _Q [YS

(C) Lord Canning

_Q EXe

(D) Lord Dalhousy

_Q Q_c=$J / _Q Q_c=a

Who gave the epithet "Father of the Nation" to Mahatma Gandhi ?

EX YU] ]c GE LT YT [_ aWX E$K_ ? / E YU] ]c GE "LT^ YT' ca[ aWX E[X ?


(A) Subhas Chandra Bose (B) Rabindra Nath Tagore (C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (D) Jawaharlal Nehru

a\b $JV [a

[V XU PE

[_ GW T_E

Lc__ Xc

8.

Mangal Pandey was a sepoy at ......................

]_ Y . . . . . . . . . . . . aXV_ aXE %$K_* / ]_ Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A[ aXE K_X*


(A) 34th Bengal Native Infantry
34 [_ X^ YVTE [cX
(C) 5th Royal Gurkha Rifle
35 ^_ GF +Z_ [cX / 35 [^_
9.

(B) Madras Light Cavalry

]VL _+O %`c [cX / ]VL _+O %`[c [cX


(D) None of these

GF [+Z_ [cX

AOC Xc^ / AEOC X^

First Chief Justice of India was....................

\T YU] ]F [$JYT EX %$K_ ? / \[T[ YU] ]F [J[YT . . . . . . . . . . . . *


(A) Patanjali Sastri

(B) H J Kania

YTt_ `

(C) S R Das

A+$J L EX^

(D) Chand Mahajan

A$K % Va / Aa %[ Va

$JV ]cLX

10. Right to Information Act in India applies to all states and Union Territories except

. . . . . . . . . . L [c \T aE_ L % EV^`aT %_T TU LX %+X Y^L c^*


\[T[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [L KQ [E aE_ [L C EV^ `aT %_ TU LX[ %+X Y^L c^*
(A) Jammu and Kashmir

(B) Nagaland

L % E` / L A[e E`[

XG_

(C) Goa

(D) Sikkim

G/ G^

$JE] / aE]

11. The state tree of Tripura is .....................

yY LE G$K E ?
yY[[ [LE GKO E ?
(A) Mango

%]

(B) Teak

(C) Agar

JmX / amX

(D) Jackfruit

%G/ %G[

EPg_ / EP_

12. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned over his government's decision for ..

+O_ [V`E ] m+_C OL $JE EX a [WT E YVTG E$K_ . . . . . . . . . . *


+O_[ [V`] m+_C OL YVTG E[X . . . . . . . . . . . . A[ LX*
(A) Return of two Marines to India.

(B) Differences with the Prime Minister

VLX XaX \T_ YTYX /VLX XaX[ \[T YTYX


(C) Corruption charges

YWX ] _GT ]X]_X / YWX ][ aU ]X]_X

(D) Sex Scandal

[w^ E_eE / [w^ E_[

^X E_eE / ^X E_[

13. Who holds the record for the highest number of National Film Awards with 32 wins in various categories ?
T_ EXLX [N^ [\~ `TXT 32 [ r^ Y _\ E %\_F ar E$K ?
XJ[ EX [N [\~ [\G 32 [[ [r^ Y[[ _\ E[ %\_F ar E[X ?
(A) Satyajit Ray
(B) Gobind Nihalani
(C) Guru Dutt
(D) Raj Kapoor

aTLT ^
aTLT [^

G[V Xc_X
G[V Xc_X

mVw
m[Vw

L EY
[L EY[

14. First Indian movie nominated for Oscar .............

% [gO [[$JX [[ ]XXT E YU] \T^ [_$K[FX c$K . . . . . . . * / %[ Y[[[ LX ]XXT E[ YU] \[T^ K[ . . . . . . *
(A) The Guide

V G+Q

(B) Mother India

]V +^ / ]V[ +Q^

(C) Madhumati

]W]T

(D) Amrapali

%Y_

15. Which one is the oldest football club in India ?

\T %O+TE YS ZO[_ z[O c'_.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * / \[T[ a[J+T Y[X ZO[_ z[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *


(A) Mohun Bagan

(B) East Bengal

]cX [GX

+r [eG_ / +O [_

(C) Mohammedan SC

(D) Mahindra United

]c]QX &Oe

]cV +=X+OQ

16. The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of

%_ELE Y$J [W V^ Y `aT \F . . . . . . . . . . . . XV ]LT %T %$K_*


%_EL[E [W VC^ Y[[ `aT %_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XV[ ]W %[T K_*
(A) Sutlej and Beas

(B) Jhelum and Chenab (C) Ravi and Chenab

$JO_L % [L
aT_L C [^a

M_] % $JX[
M_] C JX[

(D) Ganga and Yamuna

[ % $JX[
[[ C JX[

G % ^]X
G C ^]X

17. Which number replaces the question mark?

T_ y\LT V^ Y`[WE $Jc P+T E aeF c'[ ? / y\L[ Y`[WE J[ X E aeF c[ ?

(A) 6

(B) 9

(C) 8

(D) 12

18. Tanya is older than Eric. Cliff is older than Tanya. Eric is older than Cliff. If the first two statements are true, the third
statement is

TX^ AETE L* zZ TX^TEC L* AE %E zZTE L* ^V YU] VO [N[ c^ T TT^ [N[ O . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


TX^ A[E UE [Q* zZ TX^UE [Q* A[E %[[ zZ UE [Q* ^V YU] VO [N[ c^, T[ TT^ [N[O . . . . . . . . . . . .
(A) true

(B) False

\_

(C) uncertain

%XJT

(D) not sure

E'[ X / [_T Y[X

19. The hazards of radiation belts include

TL^ [ES %_T c [YV a]c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * / TL^ [E[S %_ cC^ [YV a]c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
(A) deterioration of electronic circuits

[VTX [wX %[l^ / [VTX [TX[ %[l^

(B) damage of solar cells of spacecraft

]cE` ^X aEb W[ea / ]cE` ^X[ a[Eb[ W[ea

(C) adverse effect on living organisms

(D) All of these

L LGT CYT YTE_ Y\ / L[ LGT[ =Y[ YTE_ Y\[

%O+E+O / a[E^O

20. Gilt-edged market means .....................

GO-ALQ [L ]X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*
GO-ALQ [L[ ]X . . . . . . . . . . . *
(A) bullion market

aS-Y [L / aX-[Y[ [L[


(C) market of guns

(B) market of government securities

$JE YT\T [L / a[E[ YT\T [L[


(D) market of pure metals

21. Group "A" blood .................


A GY

TL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .* / A GY[ [N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*

(A) can be donated to individuals of Group AB


AB GY [NE VX V[ Y / AB GY[ [NE VX E[T Y[
(B) can be donated to Group B individuals
B GY

[NE VX V[ Y / B GY[ [NE VX E[T Y[

(C) contains Group B antigens on the surface

_cT N ESE CYT B AOLX [cS E / _cT [N ESE[ =Y[ B AOLX [cX E[
(D) can always be donated to an Rh+ individual of red blood cells
Rh+ [NE aV^ VX V[ Y / Rh+ [NE a[V VX E[T Y[
22. The software used to drive micro-processor-based systems is called:

$]+y-Y$J$J ^N $Jr] J_[_ [c E $JZO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [_*


]+y-Yaa[ ^N aO] J_T [[c[ E[ aZOC^[E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [_*
(A) Assembly language programs

(B) firmware

A$K_ _emL YG] / Aa_ _emC^L YG]

Z]C / Z]C^[

(C) BASIC interpreter instructions

(D) flowchart instructions

[$JE +OYO +aE`X$J / [aE +O[YO[ +aEaXa

nJ$ O +aE`X J$ / nJ O +aEaXa

23. Statement : Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself?

[[S f %\S $JcV YST ^T^ ac aeFE a]G %Y^, TT^ \[b+ XE =dac ^G =$JT X ?
[[[S f %\[S JcV Y[S ^FX [`[ \G a]G %Y^, TFX \[T[ [XE =dac VC^ =JT ?
Arguments:

^N c_(I)

Yes : We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports.

c^- %] %]VX V^ Y`W E[_ [V`E [X]^ ]V %LX E[ _G*


cg- %]V[ %]VX Y[`W E[[ LX [V`E ]V[ %LX E[T _G*
(II) No : Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages.

Xc^- %XE X[$JT E$K =dac V_C +^ XOX ar E[*


X- A]XE EK Xr =dac C %\[ ar E[*
(A) Only argument I is strong

(B) Only argument II is strong

]y I Xe ^N^ a[_ / ]y I Xe ^N+ a[_


(C) Either I or II is strong
I Xe % II Xe ^N a[_ / I Xe

]y II Xe ^N^ a[_ / ]y II Xe ^N+ a[_


(D) Neither I nor II is strong

A[e II Xe ^N+ a[_

(E) Both I and II are strong


I Xe % II Xe ^N^ a[_ / I Xe A[e II Xe ^N+ a[_

I X+[ II AOC ^N a[_ Xc^ / I [ II AEOC ^N a[_ X^

24. What is the code name given to the collective international action under UN authority to protect the Libyan people
against Muammar Gaddafi's forces?

_[^ LX aWSE ] GZ aS [cX Y lU r aeH %WXT =]cT^ %LTE %\^X aeETE X] E %$K_ ?
_[^[ LXaW[SE ]^[ GZ[ a][E [cX[ cT UE [l[ LX [raeH[ %WX aX_T %\^X[ aeETE X] E K_ ?
(A) Operation Ortsac

(B) Operation Trident

%Y`X %O$JE / %Y[`X %O$aE


(C) Operation Swift Strike

%Y`X +QO / %Y[`X +QO


(D) Operation Odyssey Dawn

%Y`X $J+ZO r+E / %Y[`X a+ZO +E

%Y`X CQ$K QX / %Y[`X CQ$a QX

25. What is the name of the pilot project launched by former President Pratibha Patil which aims to empower women in
rural areas through telecom services?

$O_E] a G]S ]c_ a[_ES [[ YNX rYT YT\ YO_ L E Yl]_E YE X] E %$K_ ?
O_E] a[[ [ G]S ]c_ a[_E[S[ LX YNX [rYT YT\ YT_[ L[ E[ Y[l]_E YE[ X] E K_ ?
(A) Indira Awaz

+V %L/+V[ %C^L

(B) Awaz Uthao

(C) Sanchar Shakti

%L =PC/%C^L =PC

a `N/a[ `N

(D) Soochna Shakti

aJ$ X `N/aJX `N

26. Which of the following is an indirect tax?

T_ EX[W Yl E ? / XJ[ EXO Y[l E[ ?


(A) Wealth tax

aYw E / aYw E[

(B) Corporation tax

XG] E / XG] E[

(C) Excise duty

=dYVX

(D) Capital gains tax

]_WX%^-E / ]_WX%^E[

27. Which of the following state won the best state Award for strengthening the Panchayati Raj institutions..?

T_ EXFX L+ Y^TL `N`_ E [[ YU] Y Y+$K ? / EX [ L Y^T[ L `N`_ E[ [ LX YU] Y[ [ Y^ ?


(A) Bihar

[c / [c[

(B) Kerala

E_ / E[_

(C) Sikkim

$KE] / aE]

(D) Rajasthan

LX / [LX

28. Who was the author of the famous storybook 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'?
'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' _FE EX ? / 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' A[ _FE ?
(A) Rudyard Kipling
(B) John Keats
(C) Lewis Carroll
(D) H G Wells

Q^Q EY_e/[Q+^Q EY_e

LX EOJ/LX EOa

_=$J E_/_=a E[_

A+$J L C_$J/A+J L A^_a

29. Recently a parallel body of the Assam Sahitya Sabha was formed as Assam Sahitya Sanmiloni. Who is the President of it ?

%_YT %a] acT a\ a]_, %a] acT aX_S X] %X AO %XX LX c$K* +^ a\YT EX ?
aYTE E_ %a] acT a\[ a][_ %a] acT aX_X X] AEO %XX[ LX c^* +c[ a\YT E ?
(A) Homen Bargohain

c]X [GcA
c]X [[Gc+

(B) Hiren Gohain

cS Ggc+
c[S Ggc+

(C) Imran Shah

+]S `c
+][S `c

(D) Rang Bong Terang

e[e Te
[e[e T[e

30. To open a new individual savings account in a Bank which of the following documents is not accepted as individual
Investor's Proof of Identity under KYC norms:
KYC [WX %X^^ [NGT a^ c$JY F_[_, [eE EXFX Y]S YyE [NGT a^ E Y$J^ [[ GcS XE*
KYC [WX %X^^ [NGT a^ ca[ F_T [eE EX Y]SYyE [NGT a^E[[ Y[J^ ca[ GcS E[ X ?
(A) Photo PAN Card
(B) Driving License
(C) Passport copy
(D) school certificate

31. The concept of five year plans in India was introduced by

\T Y [bE YEX a$JX EX E$K_ ? / \[T Y[bE Y[EX[ aJX E[X . . . . . . . .


(A) Lord Mountbatten

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

_Q ]=O[OX
_Q ]=O[OX

Lc __ Xc
LCc[__ Xc[

(C) Indira Gandhi

(D) Lal Bahadur Shastri

+V G
+V[ G

__ [cV `
__ [cV[ `

32. Who wrote the book "What young India wants" ?


"What young India wants"

_FE EX ? / "What young India wants" A[ _FE E ?

(A) Arindam Choudhury

(B) Shobha Dey

%V] $JW / %[V] JW[

`\ V

(C) Chetan Bhagat

(D) Arnab Goswami

$JTX \GT

%S[ G]

33. Habeas corpus writ is associated with


Habeas corpus ([V =YYX _F) %[VX Ec _GT LQT ? / Habeas corpus ([V =YYX _F) %[VX Ea[ aU LQT ?
(A) Anticipatory bail

(B) quashing the order of an administrative authority

%G] L]S / %G] L]S

EX Ya`XE %V` FL E / EX Y`aXE %V` F[L E[

(C) An order of freedom of speech

[E WXT %V` / [E WXT[ %V`

(D) production of person before the court

%\^NE X^_^T cL E / %\^NE X^_^ cL[ E[

34. Find the odd pair out,

[aV` ^ [$J =_C f / [aV` LQ [K [[ E[ f


(A) Dheer beel : Dhubri district

(B) Khamrenga beel : kamrup (M)

W[_ f W[ L_
W[[_ f W[[ L_

E]I [_ f E]Y ]cXG


E][I [_ f E][Y ]cXG[ (]v)

(C) Tamranga beel : Bongaigaon district

T]I [_ - [I+GCg L_
T][I [_ - [I+GCg L_

(D) Mer beel : Jorhat district

] [_ f ^cO L_
][ [_ f ^[cO L_

35. The National Park of Assam where the rare white-winged duck (Deohans) is found is ..............

EXFX %a] r^ =VXT VYY [G YF VCcgc Y ^^ ? / %a][ EX [r^ =VX V_\ aV YF[ cga (VCcga) YC^ ^^ ?
(A) Nameri

(B) Dibru Saikhowa

X] / X][

Q[ $JF / Q[ aF^

(C) Manas

]Xc / ]Xa

(D) Orang

Ce / C[e

36. Pacemaker is implanted in heart when one of the following is defective

T_ E %E]_ c_ cVYT Y$J ]E YX E c^ ? / XJ[ EXO yOYS c_ cVYQ Ya]E[ YX E[ c^ ?


(A) SA node

(B) AV node

(C) Purkinje fibre

(D) Bundle of His

37. The Mediterranean lands are often called the world's-

\]W aG^ %_E Y^ . . . . . . . . . . . . [_C LX ^^* / \]W aG[[ %_E . . . . . . . . . . . . X]C LX ^^*
(A) Grazing lands

(B) Forest lands

HgcX %_ / YJ[S %_

[X_

(C) Orchard lands

Z_-]_ %_

(D) Paddy lands

WXX %_ / WX %_

38. What is the major role of a greenhouse gas that contributes to temperature rise of the Earth's surface?

YU \Y =bT [T a=L Gc G$K Y\ E ? / YU[[ \Yr[ =bT [T a[L Gc Ga[ Y\[ E ?


(A) Stops both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation

a^ ` %cT % %_cT [ES =\T ^T [W V^* / a^[ [` %aT A[e %[_cT [E[SE J_ ^T [W V^*
(B) Transparent to both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation

a^ ` %cT [-%_cT [ES ^T EX [W XV^* / a^[ [`E %aT [ %[_cT [E[S ^T EX [W V^X
(C) Lets incoming sunlight pass through but stops outgoing infrared radiation

a^ `E %c[_ V^ E %_$cT [ES ^T [W V^* / a^[ [`E %aT V^ E %[_cT [E[S ^C^^ [W V^*
(D) Lets outgoing infrared radiation pass through but stops incoming sunlight

%_cT [ESE =\T ^T [W XV^ E a^ `E %cT [W V^*


%[_cT [E[SE J_ ^T [W V^ X E a^[ [`E %aT [W V^*
39. Irfan Khan has bagged the best actor award in the National film award 2013 for his lead role in the film" Paan Singh
Tomar". Who was the Director of the Film ?
""YX ae T]'' $JX]T ]F $JyT %\X^ E +ZX FX 2013 $JX r^ Z_ [gO [[ ` %\XT Y Y+$K* $JX]FX

XV`E EX %$K_ ?
"YX ae T][' K [T ]F J [y %\X^ E[ +[ZX FX 2013 aX[ [ r^ J _Jy Y[ [[ `r %\XT[ Y[ [ YX* K [O[ XV`E E ?
(A) Tigmanshu Dhulia

O]e` R_^

(B) Vikram Gokhale

[y] GF_

(C) Anurag Basu

%XG [a/%X[G [a

(D) Sanjay Leela Bansali

at^ __ [_/at^ __ [a_

40 The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/ her appointment ..................

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(A) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of
the Houses within six months

EX AFX aVX aVa c L Xc^, E %GE $K]c \TT ^ EX aVX aVa cO [WT]_E
EX AEO aVX[ aVa cC^ L[[ X^, E %G] K^]a[ \T[ ^ EX aVX[ aVa cC^ [WT]_E
(B) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the
Lok Sabha within six months

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EX AEO aVX[ aVa cC^ L[[ X^, E %G] K^]a[ \T[ _Ea\[ aVa cC^ [WT]_E
(C) must be a member of one of the Houses of the parliament

^ EX aVX aVa cO [WT]_E / ^ EX aVX[ aVa cC^ [WT]_E


(D) must be a member of the Lok Sabha

_Ea\ aVa cO [WT]_E / _Ea\[ aVa cC^ [WT]_E


General English
41. I would rather you by train.
(A) go
(B) went

(C) would go

(D) had better go

42. You, he and I will have a party tonight.


(A) I , you and he
(B) He, I and you

(C) I, he and you

(D) The given sentence is correct.

43. The police to solve the mystery.


(A) is trying
(B) are trying

(C) has been trying

(D) has tried

44. The teaching of Muhammad, the prophet brought ------------- social enlightenment among the Muslims.
(A) about
(B) in to
(C) over
(D) with
45. Summer has . and the days are getting warm.
(A) set out
(B) set off
(C) set up

(D) set in

46. All employees are kindly requested to ....... from smoking in the presence of customers.
(A) stop
(B) restrain
(C) refrain
(D) restrict
47. He would not .. the details but hinted that he knew who the murderer was.
(A) say
(B) tell
(C) divulge
(D) reveal
48. Never put . till tomorrow what you can do today.
(A) Down
(B) out
(C) in

(D) off

49. I look forward _____________ you again.


(A) to meet
(B) to meeting

(D) at meeting

(C) for meeting

50. It's time we _______ some employment for ourselves.


(A) find.
(B) have found.
(C) must find.

(D) found

51. Use your commonsense , ------------------ ?


(A) will you ?
(B) won't you ?

(D) don't you ?

(C) can't you ?

52. A coterie is ---------------(A) A circle or set of persons having exclusive interests.


(C) Gathering of spectators
53. A Confidant is ---------------(A) Confident
(B) Sure

(B) A group of common women


(D) Herd of deer

(C) Trusted with secrets (D) Definite

If the following sentence is changed to active voice it will read like :


54. " The captive was bound to a tree"
(A) They bind the captive to a tree.
(B) They bind the captive on a tree.
(C) They bound the captive to a tree.
(D) They were binding the captive to a tree.
55. " I was asked my name".
(A) They asked my name
(C) My name asked by I

(B) They asked me my name.


(D) My name was asked by somebody.

If the following sentence is changed to passive voice it will read like :


56. "We expect good news."
(A) Good news is expected
(B) Good news are expected

57. " I will have finished the work by tomorrow".


(A) This work will be finished by tomorrow
(C) This work will have been finished by tomorrow.

(B) This work will have been finished tomorrow.


(D) This work shall be finished tomorrow.

If the following sentence is changed to indirect narration, it will read like :


58. " He said to her, " Don't read so fast."
(A) He requested her not to read so fast.
(B) He ordered her not to read so fast.
(C) He told her not to read so fast.
(D) He advised her don't read so fast.
If the following sentence is changed to direct narration, it will read like :
59. "He said that he would not have to write that essay."
(A) He said, " I needn't write this essay".
(B) He said, " I should not write this essay".
(C) He said, " I don't have to write this essay".
(D) He said, I must not write this essay".
60. Pick out the correct sentence:
(A) This is a news to me
(C) This is news to me

(B) This is a news from me


(D) This is news by me.

61. (A) You must revise your answer sheet again.


(C) You ought to revise your answer sheet again.

(B) You should revise your answer sheet again.


(D) You must revise your answer sheet.

Choose the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printed on top of each question below :
62. TRANSIENT
(A) lasting
(B) enduring
(C) fleeting
(D) immortal
63. TACITURN
(A) extrovert

(B) garrulous

(C) loquacious

(D) reticent

64. STALEMATE
(A) compromise

(B) deadlock

(C) dilemma

(D) settlement

65. ASTUTE
(A) shrewd

(B) unwise

(C) dishonest

(D) inexplicable

Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word printed on top of each question below :
66. PERPETUAL
(A) Continuous
(B) Irregular
(C) Durable
(D) Instantaneous
67. STARTLED
(A) Amused

(B) Astonished

(C) Relaxed

(D) Pleased.

68. MYOPIC
(A) Intelligent

(B) Farsighted

(C) Blind

(D) Selfish

Find the odd one from among the following choices :


69. (A) chick
(B) puppy

(C) calf

(D) pony

70. (A) hat

(C) turban

(D) veil

(B) helmet

71. The likeness or representation of a person, made of cardboard, straw etc is :


(A) Statue
(B) replica
(C) effigy

(D) portrait.

72. One who makes and sells cushions and covers for chairs, motor-car seats is called
(A) cushioner
(B) haberdasher
(C) upholster
(D) huckster
73. One who runs away from justice or the law is called a :
(A) fugitive
(B) bohemian
(C) platonic

(D) epicure

Substitute the underlined phrase by a suitable word from among the given choices in the following two sentences.
74. The study of insects was a most fascinating pursuit for him.
(A) anthropology
(B) zoology
(C) etymology
(D) entomology
75. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, like Dr Radhakrishnan, was a great lover of books.
(A) literate
(B) bibliophile
(C) bookworm

(D) librarian.

76. ' Face' is related to 'Expression' in the same way as 'Hand' is related to :
(A) handshake
(B) waving
(C) work

(D) gesture

77. Sports is related to 'Logo' in the same way as 'Nation' is related to :


(A) anthem
(B) emblem
(C) icon

(D) flag

78. Marathon is related to Race in the same way as Hibernation is related to :


(A) winter
(B) sleep
(C) dream

(D) reproduction

In the following two questions four words are given out of which three are same in one way and one is different from the
others. Select the odd one.
79. (A) green
(B) violet
(C) brown
(D) yellow
80. (A) artery

(B) aurum

(C) auricle

(D) aorta

Aptitude & Reasoning


81. The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago?

%], %E[ % AX ]P [^a 80 [$K* TX [$K %GT acgT ]P [^a E]X %$K_ ?
%][, %E[[ A[e AOX[ ]O [^a 80 [K[* TX [K[ %G CV[ ]O [^a K_ ?
(A) 71 years
71 [$K

/ [K[

(B) 72 years
72 [$K

/ [K[

(C) 74 years
74 [$K

/ [K[

(D) 77 years
77 [$K

/ [K[

82. Pointing to a photograph of a boy Suresh said, "He is the son of the only son of my mother." How is Suresh related to
that boy ?

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AEO K_[ ZO[ VE %I_ V^ a[` [_ ""a %][ ][ AE]y K_[ AE]y K_*'' a[` K_O[ aYE E ?
(A) Brother

(B) Uncle

(C) Cousin

(D) Father

83. Flow: River: Stagnant:

Y[cT f XV f f
(A) Rain

(B) Stream

[bS / [r

(C) Pool

XL / M[S

(D) Canal

L_`^ / [_

X_ / F_

84. The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the
pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

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XJ AEO G YE`E[ F[J[ `Te` Y+ Jy[ [ VFX c_* Y+ JyO %W^S E[ =w[ VC*

If for a certain quantity of books, the publisher has to pay Rs. 30,600 as printing cost, then what will be amount of
royalty to be paid for these books?

^V E$K aeFE ETY [[ YE`E 30,600 $KY F$J E, T ETY (royalty) [[ E]X OE V[ ?
^V EK aeFE [+^[ LX YE`E 30,600 OE F[J E[, T[ [+^[ [ LX ET OE V[ ?
(A)

19,450

(B)

21,200

(C)

22,950

(D)

26,150

85. A sum of money at simple interest amounts to Rs. 815 in 3 years and to Rs. 854 in 4 years. The sum is:

^V AO ]_WX TX [$KT a_aT 815 OE % $J [$KT 845 OE c_ ]_WX Y]S E]X ?


^V AEO ]_WX[ TX [K[[ a[_aV 815 OE A[e J[ [K[[ 845OE c_ ]_WX[ Y[]S ET ?
(A)

650

(B)

690

(C)

698

(D)

700

86. 39 persons can repair a road in 12 days, working 5 hours a day. In how many days will 30 persons, working 6 hours
a day, complete the work?
39 LX ]Xc VXE 5 HOE E] E 12 VXT AO YU ]]T E* ^V 30 LX ]Xc VXE 6 HOE E] E T E]X VXT E]O

aYS E[ ?
39 LX _E VXE 5 HO EL E[ 12 VX AEO YU ][]T E[* ^V 30 LX _E VXE 6 HO E[ EL E[, T[ ET VX
ELO aYS c[ ?

87. A bear in Greenland walks south for one kilometer, then it walks west for one kilometer, then it walks north for one
kilometer and ends up at the same point from which it started. What color was the bear?

AO \_E GS_T VlS_ AE E_ ]O ^ Y$KT AE E_]O YJ]_ G'_* %E =w_ AE E_]O ^ Y$KT %E
% E P+T =YXT c'_* \_O e E %$K_ ?
AEO \_E GS_ VlSVE AE E_]O[ G_, T[Y[ YJ]VE AE E_]O[ G_, %[[ =w[VE AE E_]O[ ^^ A[e
`b [ E[ X =YXT c^* \_E[ [e E K_ ?
(A) grey

Wg [S^ / Wa[

(B) black

(C) white

E'_ / E_

(D) Blue

[G / aV

88. Find the odd man out


6, 9, 15, 21, 24, 28, 30
%]_O [$J =_C f 6, 9, 15, 21, 24, 28, 30 / %]_O [K XC
(A) 28
(B) 21
(C) 24

X_ / X_

f 6, 9, 15, 21, 24, 28, 30


(D) 30

89. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:

T_ [E` aYS E[_ =Y^N `O [$K =_C f / XJ[ [EO aYS E[T =Y^N ` [K XC f
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________
(A) Discipline
(B) Anarchy

X^]X[TT / X^]X[TT

(C) Treason

%LET / %[LET

(D) Etiquette

V`VcT

`r$J / `r$J[

90. Larry's father has five sons, viz. Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty... Guess what would be the name of the fifth?
_ V=TE Yg$JLX _' %$K_* ALX X] Ten, Twenty, Thirty, % ALX X] Forty c_ Y]LX X] E ?
_[[ YT[ YgJO K_ K_* CV[ X] y] Ten, Twenty, Thirty, C Forty c_ Y]O] X] E c[ ?
(A) Fifty,
(B) Sixty
(C) Seventy
(D) None of these

AOC Xc^/AEOC X^
91. You have a cup placed on a table. You are sitting facing the North and the cup is facing towards the South. On which
side is the cup's handle?

O[_T AO EY %$K* T] ^V =w V`T %$K % EYO VlS V`T %$K* T EY c_ EX V`T %$K ?
T] AEO EY O[_ [F_* T] ^V =w[ VE %[ EYO VlS VE UE, Tc_ EY[ cQ_ EX VE UE[ ?
(A) North

=w / =w[
92. (I)

(B) west

(C) inner side

YJ]

(D) outer side

\T Z_/\T[[ VE

[c Z_ / [c[[ VE

Police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the unlawful gathering of large number of people.

Y_$J XT [c\T \ AEyT c [`_ LXTE $Jy\eG V[_ _P $JL E$K_*


Y_` XT [c\T \[ AEyT cC^ [`_ LXTE Ky\ E[T _PJL E[K_*
(II) The citizens' forum called a general strike in protest against the police atrocities.

XGE ]+ Y_$J %T$J [ aWS W]HO %X V$K_*


XG[E-] Y_`[ %TJ[[ [[ W]HO[ %X V^*
(A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.

1] [N[ c_ ES % 2^ [N[ +^ YST / 1] [N[ c_ E[S A[e 2^ [N[ +c[ Y[ST*


(B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.

2^ Xe [N[ ES % 1] [N[ +^ YST / 2^ Xe [N[ E[S A[e 1] [N[ +c[ Y[ST


(C) Both the statements I and II are independent causes.

1] % 2^ V^O [N[+ aYS [_G / 1] A[e 2^ VO [N[+ aYS %_V*


(D) Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

1] % 2^ V^O+ aYS [_G ES YST / 1] % 2^ VO+ aYS %_V E[S[ Y[ST


(E) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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93. Marathon is to race as hibernation is to

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(A) winter

(B) bear

`TE_

\_E

(C) dream

(D) sleep

aYX / Y

XV

94. Which word does NOT belong with the others?

T_ EXO X]_ ` f / %]_ ` [K XC f


(A) tire

z c / z cC^

(B) steering wheel

(C) engine

r^e +_ / O^[e +_

+tX

]O GQ / ]O[ GQ

95. Which number will replace the question mark ?


9
Y`[WE $JX P+T [c[_G aeFO E ? / 2Y`[WE4 Jc [3aX aeFO
c1[
2

20
20

(A) 75

(B) 26

90

(D) car

?
?

90

5
5

(C) 25

(D) 20

96. In the following question which one of the Answer Figure should come after the Problem Figure if the series is continued ?

T_T V^ a]a $JyO y]X^ [R+ G'_ =w $Jy EXO a]a $Jy `bT [c[ ?
XJ VC^ a]aJy y]X^ [Q G_ =w[ Jy[ EX Jy a]aJy[ F_ X [a[ ?
Problem Figures (a]a $Jy)
Answer Figures (=w $Jy / =w[ Jy)

97. There were two candidates in an election, 10% of the voters did not vote, 60 votes were declared invalid. The elected
candidate got 308 votes more than his opponent. If the elected candidate got 47% of the total votes, how many votes
did each candidate get ?

VLX aVa+ YTT E AO X[ J$ XT 10% \O \OWE a E X+, % 60 O \O %^G [ _ HbS E c^ * [L^ YULX
[LT YUTE 308 O \O [$K Y^* ^V [L^ YULX ]P \O 47% \O Y^ T YLX YU^ G+YT E]X \O Y+$K_ ?
VLX aVa YTT E[ AEO X[JX 10% \O[ \OWE[ a[ E[ X A[e 60 O \O %^G [_ HbS E[ c^* [L^
YULX [LT YU UE 308 O \O [` Y^* ^V [L^ YU ]O \O[ 47% Y^, T[ VLX YU LXYT ETO \O Y^ ?
(A) 2316, 2012

(B) 2629, 2324

(C) 2871, 2575

(D) 2914, 2606

98. If NUMERICAL is written as MVLFQJBBK, then how would ASTROLOGY be written in this code ?

^V NUMERICAL `O MVLFQJBBK c$JY _F c^, T ASTROLOGY `O EV _F[ Y ?


^V NUMERICAL `O MVLFQJBBK ca[ _F c^, T[ ASTROLOGY `O E\[ _FT Y[ ?

- 14 99. A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a row facing North. A is neighbour of B and D. E is the neighbour of C and F. D is the
neighbour of C. How many members are there between A and E ?
A, B, C, D, E % F AEO

`T =w]E [c %$K* A c$K B % D YT[`* E c$K C % F YT[`* D c$K C


YT[`* A % E ]LT UE aVa aeF E]X*
A, B, C, D, E A[e F AEO `[T =w[VE ]F V^ [a %K* A c_ B C D A[ YT[`, E c_ C C F A[ YT[`, D c_ C A[
YT[`* A A[e E A[ ]W UE aVa aeF ET ?
(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

100. All the six members of a family A,B,C,D,E & F are travelling together. B is the son of C but C is not the mother of B.
A & C are a married couple. E is the brpther of C. D is the daughter of A. F is the brother of B. How many male
members are there in the family ?

AO Y^_ K$ ^ LX aVa y] A,B,C,D,E % F ^ AE_G Z[_ G$K* B c_ C YTE E 'C' B ]T Xc^ * A % C ]-*
E c$K C \+O* 'D' A L^E* F c$K B \+O* T Y^_OT E]XLX Yb aVa %$K ?
AEO Y[[[[ K$ ^ LX aVa y] A,B,C,D,E C F AEaU H[T ^^* B c_ C A[ K_ E 'C' A[ ] B X^ * A C C ]-*
E c_ C A[ \+* 'D' c_ AA[ EX* F c_ B A[ \+* Y[[[OT ETLX Y[b aVa %$K ?
(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

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(D) 4

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