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SAMPLE TEST (Accenture)

NOTE: This test consists of 55 questions. The time limit is 55 minutes.

SECTIONI Analytical Ability

Q1. Q2. There are 4 boys and 3 girls. What is the probability the boys and girls sit alternately? a) 1/30 b) 1/35 c) 2/40 d) 3/32 Two trains are 2 kms apart. Speed of one train is 20 m/s and the other train is running at 30 m/s. Lengths of the two trains are 200 m and 300 m respectively. In how much time do the trains cross each other? a) 40 sec Q3. b) 50 sec c) 30 sec d) 60 sec Four horses are tethered at the four corners of a square of side 14 m such that two horses along the same side can just reach each other. They were able to graze the area in 11 days. How many days will they take in order to graze the left out area? a) 2 Q4. b) 3 c) 4 d) 5 Let A and B be two solid spheres such that the surface area of B is 300% more than the surface area of A. The volume of A is found to be k% lower than the volume of B. The value of k must be? a) 85.5 Q5. b) 92.5 c) 90.5 d) 87.5 If the ratio of work done by (x1) men in (x+1) days to the work done by (x+2) men in (x1) days is 9:10, then x is equal to? a) 5 Q6. b) 6 c) 7 d) 8 The amount of water (in ml) that should be added to reduce 9 ml lotion, containing 50% alcohol, to a lotion containing 30% alcohol, is: a) 5 ml Q7. b) 4 ml c) 3 ml d) 6 ml A man has nine friends, four boys and five girls. In how many ways can he invite them, if there have to be exactly three girls in the invitees? a) 320 Q8. b) 160 c) 80 d) 200 A mixture of 40 liters of milk and water contains 10% water. How much water should be added to this so that water may be 20% in the new mixture? a) 6.5 ml Q9. b) 7 ml c) 4 ml d) 5 ml If the price of gold increases by 30%, find by how much the quantity of ornaments must be reduced so that the expenditure may remain the same as before? a) 30% Q10. b) 23 1/3% c) 20% d) 19% A can do a piece of work in 36 days, B in 54 days and C in 72 days. All of them began together but A left 8 days and B left 12 days before the completion of the work. How many days in all did C put in till the entire work was finished? a) 48 days Q11. b) 24 days c) 12 days d) None of these Pointing to a photograph Arun said, she is the mother of my brothers sons wifes daughter. How is Arun related to the lady? a) Uncle Q12. b) Daughter in law c) Cousin d) None of these After a gettogether every person present shakes the hand of every other person. If there were 105 handsshakes in all, how many persons were present in the party? a) 13 Q13. b) 14 c) 15 d) 16 Four friends were playing a game of cards sitting in a circle. Shankar was right to Ram and Gopal was left to Arvind. Which one of the following pairs were partners? a) Ram and Shankar b) Gopal and Shankar c) Ram and Arvind Q14. d) Gopal and Ram A boy goes to see a film and finds a man who is his relative. The man is the husband of the sister of his mother. How is the man related to the boy? a) Brother b) Nephew c) Uncle d) None of these

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In a month of 31 days, the third Wednesday falls on the 15th. What will be the last day of that month? a) Fifth Wednesday b) Fifth Thursday c) Fourth Sunday d) Fifth Friday


A class consists of 100 students, 25 of them are girls and 75 boys; 20 of them are rich and remaining poor; 40 of them are fair complexioned. The probability of selecting a fair complexioned rich girl is? a) 0.05 b) 0.04 c) 0.02 d) 0.08 Ram walks 10M South from his house, turns left and walks 23M. Again turns left and walks 40M, then turns right and walks 5M to reach his school. In which direction is the school from his house? a) East b) NorthEast c) SouthWest d) North A man travels threefifths of distance AB at a speed of 3a, and the remaining at a speed of 2b. If he goes from B to A and back at a speed of 5c in the same time, then: a) 1/a + 1/b = 1/c b) a + b = c c) 1/a + 1/b = 2/c d) None of these A student gets an aggregate of 60% marks in five subjects in the ratio 10 : 9 : 8 : 7 : 6. If the passing marks are 50% of the maximum marks and each subjects has the same maximum marks, in how many subjects did he pass the exam? a) 2 b) 3 c) 4 d) 5 In a watch, the minute hand crosses the hour hand for the third time exactly after every 3 hrs 18 min 15 seconds of watch time. What is the time gained or lost by this watch in one day? a) 14 min 10 seconds lost b) 13 min 50 seconds lost c) 13 min 20 second gained d) 14 min 40 second gained





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SECTIONII Verbal Ability

Directions for Q21. to Q23.: Choose the option which will correctly fill the blank. Q21. Q22. Q23. This train travels from London ______ Paris. a) at a) of a) until b) to b) on b) up c) over c) in c) in d) below d) for d) to We stood at the back ______ the theater. I will work _________ five o'clock.

Directions for Q24. to 26.: Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in italics from the given options. Q24. Q25. Q26. The antidote to these problems is hard to find a) cause for a) crisis a) elaborate b) result of b) trouble b) clear c) remedy for c) problem c) intricate d) consequence of d) quarrel d) noble e) None of these Because of a family feud, he never spoke to his wife's parents. e) None of these e) None of these The article is written in a very lucid style.

Directions for Q27. to Q30.: Choose the answer option which will correctly fill the blank. Q27. Q28. Q29. _________ man ran into the street. A car hit ____ man. a) a, the a) a b) an, the b) an c) the, the d) a, the The interesting thing about _____ Romans is all the roads that they built in Britain. c) none of these d) the Albert Einstein was _____ famous scientist. Einstein won _______ Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.Einstein left his country and lived in ___________States until he died in 1955. a) a, the, an Q30. b) a, the, the c) a, an, the d) an, an, the Are you shopping for ________ health club to join so you can get in shape? Shop wisely! You could end up choosing ___________wrong club and losing more money than pounds. a) the, an b) the, the c) a, the d) an, the

Directions for Q31. to Q34.: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage. Furthermore, insofar as any conclusion about its author can be drawn from five or six plays attributed to him, the Wakefield Master is without exception considered to be a man of sharp contemporary observation. He was, probably clerically educated, as indicated by his Latin and music, his Biblical and patristic lore. Even today he is remembered for his quick sympathy for the oppressed and forgotten man, his sharp eye for character, a ready ear for colloquial, vernacular turns of speech and a humor alternately rude and boisterous, coarse and happy. Therefore in spite of his conscious artistry as can be seen in his feeling for intricate metrical and stanza forms, he is regarded as a kind of medieval Steinbeck, indignantly angry at, uncompromisingly and even brutally realistic in presenting the plight of the agricultural poor. It is now fairly accepted to regard the play as a kind of ultimate point in the secularization of the medieval drama. Therefore more stress has been laid on it as depicting realistically humble manners and pastoral life in the bleak of the west riding of Yorkshire on a typically cold night of December 24th. After what are often regarded as almost ''documentaries'' given in the three successive monologues of the three shepherds, critics go on to affirm that the realism is then intensified into a burlesque mocktreatment of the Nativity. Finally as a sort of epilogue or afterthought in deference to the Biblical origins of the materials, the play slides back into an atavistic mood of early innocent reverence. In actuality, the final scene is the culminating scene and also the Raison Dtre of the introductory ''realism.'' Superficially the present play supports the conventional view of its mood of secular realism. At the same time, the ''realism'' of the Wakefield Master is of a paradoxical turn. His wide knowledge of people, as well as books indicates no cloistered contemplative but one in close relation to his times. Still, that life was after all a predominantly religious one, a time which never neglected the belief that man was a rebellious and sinful creature in need of redemption. So deeply (one can hardly say ''naively'' of so sophisticated a writer) and implicitly religious is the Master that he is less able (or less

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willing) to present actual history realistically than is the author of the Brome Abraham and Isaac. His historical sense is even less realistic than that of Chaucer who just a few years before had done for his own time ''costume romances,'' such as The Knight's Tele, Troilus and Cressida, etc. furthermore, used highly romantic materials, which could excuse his taking liberties with history. Q31. Of the following statements, which is not true of Wakefield Master? a) He and Chaucer were contemporaries. b) Wakefield Master is remembered as having written five or six realistic plays. c) His plays realistically portray the plight of the country folk of his day d) His writing was similar to that of John Steinbeck. e) He was an accomplished artist. Q32. The word 'patristic' in the first paragraph is used to mean. a) Patriotic b) Superstitious c) Folk d) Relating to the Christian Fathers e) Realistic Q33. The statement about the ''secularization of the medieval drama'' (opening sentence of the second paragraph) refers to the a) Introduction of religious themes in the early days b) Presentation of erudite material c) Use of contemporary materials d) Return to early innocent reverence at the end of the play e) Introduction of mundane matters in religious plays Q34. From the following what would the writer be expected to do in the subsequent paragraphs. a) Make a justification for his comparison with Steinbeck b) Put forth a view point, which would take up the thought of the second paragraph c) Point out the anachronisms in the play d) Discuss the works of Chaucer e) Talk about the lack of realism in the works of the Wakefield Master. Directions for Q35. to Q40.: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage. The pioneers of the teaching of science imagined that its introduction into education would remove the conventionality, artificiality and backwardlookingness, which were characteristic of classical studies, but they were gravely disappointed. So, too, in their time had the humanists thought that the study of the classical authors in the original would banish at once the dull pedantry and superstition of mediaeval scholasticism. The professional schoolmaster was a match for both of them, and has almost managed to make the understanding of chemical reactions as dull and as dogmatic an affair as the reading of Virgil's Aeneid. The chief claim for the use of science in education is that it teaches a child something about the actual universe in which he is living, in making him acquainted with the results of scientific discovery, and at the same time teaches him how to think logically and inductively by studying scientific method. A certain limited success has been reached in the first of these aims, but practically none at all in the second. Those privileged members of the community who have been through a secondary or public school education may be expected to know something about the elementary physics and chemistry of a hundred years ago, but they probably know hardly more than any bright boy can pick up from an interest in wireless or scientific hobbies out of school hours. As to the learning of scientific method, the whole thing is palpably a farce. Actually, for the convenience of teachers and the requirements of the examination system, it is necessary that the pupils not only do not learn scientific method but learn precisely the reverse, that is, to believe exactly what they are told and to reproduce it when asked, whether it seems nonsense to them or not. The way in which educated people respond to such quackeries as spiritualism or astrology, not to say more dangerous ones such as racial theories or currency myths, shows that fifty years of education in the method of science in Britain or Germany has produced no visible effect whatever. The only way of learning the method of science is the long and bitter way of personal experience, and, until the educational or social systems are altered to make this possible, the best we can expect is the production of a minority of

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people who are able to acquire some of the techniques of science and a still smaller minority who are able to use and develop them. Q35. Astrology is mentioned as an example of a) A science that needs to be better understood b) A belief which no educated people hold c) Something unsupportable to those who have absorbed the methods of science d) The gravest danger to society e) An acknowledged failure of science Q36. The author implies that the 'professional schoolmaster' has a) No interest in teaching science b) Thwarted attempts to enliven education c) Aided true learning d) Supported the humanists e) Been a pioneer in both science and humanities Q37. The authors attitude to secondary and public school education in the sciences is a) Ambivalent b) Neutra c) Supportive d) Satirical e) Contemptuous Q38. The word palpably most nearly means a) Empirically b) Obviously c) Tentatively d) Markedly e) Ridiculously Q39. The author blames all of the following for the failure to impart scientific method through the education system except a) Poor teaching b) Examination methods c) Lack of direct experience d) The social and education systems e) Lack of interest on the part of students Q40. If the author were to study current education in science to see how things have changed since he wrote the piece, he would probably be most interested in the answer to which of the following questions? a) Do students know more about the world about them? b) Do students spend more time in laboratories? c) Can students apply their knowledge logically? d) Have textbooks improved? e) Do they respect their teachers?

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SECTIONIII Attention to Details Directions for Q41. to Q48.: Follow the directions given below to answer the questions that follow. Your answer for each question below would be: a) if ALL THREE items given in the question are exactly ALIKE. b) if only the FIRST and SECOND items are exactly ALIKE. c) if only the FIRST and THIRD items are exactly ALIKE. d) if only the SECOND and THIRD items are exactly ALIKE. e) if ALL THREE items are DIFFERENT. Q41. Q42. Q43. Q44. Q45. Q46. Q47. Q48. YYIIYIYJIYJL, YYIIYIYJIYJL, YYIIYIYJIYJL 1110001010010101.01101, 11100010110010101.01101, 1110001010010101.011101 PQPQPQPQPQQPPQPQ, PQPQPQQPQPQQPPQPQ, PQPQPQPQPQQPPQPQ 77566141667811.122123, 77566141667811.122123, 775661141667811.122123 0471-2245771, 0471-2246771, 0471-2246771 If* stands for /, / stands for , + stands for * andstands for +, then 9/8*7+510=? a) 13.3 a) 14.7 b) 10.8 b) 15.3 c) 10.7 c) 14.1 d) 11.4 d) 16.2 If* stands for /, / stands for , + stands for * andstands for +, then 9/15*9+29=? If * stands for /, / stands for , + stands for * andstands for +, then which of the following is TRUE? a) 36/12*4+508 = 106 b) 12*8/4+508 = 45.5 c) 36*4/12+368 = 4.7 d) 8*36/4+508 = 300 Directions for Q49. to Q51.: In the following questions, the following letters indicate mathematical operations as indicated below: A: Addition S: Subtraction M: Multiplication D: Division Out of the four alternatives given in these questions, only one is correct according to the above letter symbols. Identify the correct one. Q49. See the options given below a) 6 S 7 A 2 M 3 W 0 D 7 b) 6 A 7 S 2 M 3 W 0 A 7 c) 6 S 7 M 2 S 3 W 0 M 7 d) 6 M 7 S 2 A 3 X 0 D 7 Q50. If * stands for , / stands for +, + stands for / andstands for *, then which of the following is TRUE? a) 16/8*6+9012 =23.2 b) 8*12/6+9012 =7.2 c) 16*6/8+1612 =4.1 d) 12*16/6+9012 =8 Q51. If * stands for , / stands for +, + stands for / andstands for *, then which of the following is TRUE? a) 16*4/18+168 = 10.1 b) 18*8/4+408 =2.8 c) 16/18*4+408 = 33.2 d) 8*16/4+408 =2 V: Equal to W: Greater than X: Less than

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Directions for Q52. to Q55.: Read the following data and answer the following question: All the roads of city Z are either perpendicular or parallel to one another. The roads are all straight. Road, A, B, C, D and E are parallel to one another. Roads G, H, I, H, J, K, L and M are parallel to one another. I. Road A is 1 mile east of road B II. Road B is 1/2 mile west of C III. Road D is 1 mile west of E IV. Road G is 1/2 mile south of H V. Road I is 1 mile north of J VI. Road K is 1/2 mile north of L VII. Road K is 1 mile south of M Q52. Which of the following statements is necessarily true? a) I is 1 mile north of L b) D is 2 miles west of B c) E and B intersect d) M is 1.5 miles north of L Q53. If E is midway between B and C, then which of the following statement is false? a) D is less than 1 mile from B b) C is less than 1.5 miles from D c) Distance from E to B added to distance of E to C is 1/2 mile d) D is 2 miles west of A Q54. Which of the following possibilities would make two roads coincide? a) I L is 1/2 mile north of I b) D is 1/2 mile east of A c) I is 1/2 mile north of K d) C is 1 mile west of D Q55. If X is parallel to I & X is 1/2 mile south of J & I north of G, then which road would be 1/2 mile apart? a) I and X b) X and H c) J and G d) J and H

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