Apps Associates Placement Paper
Apps Associates Aptitude Test
1. When Rajeev was born, his father was 32 years older than his brother and his mother was 25 years older than his sister. If Rajeev's brother is 6 years older than Rajeev and his mother is 3 years younger than his father, how old was Rajeev's sister when Rajeev was born?
A. 10 years
B. 12 years
C. 15 years
D. 8 years
Let, Rajiv's brother is x years old.
Then his father is 6+32=38 when he was born.
And his mother is 3 years younger than his father.
So his mother was 35 years old when Rajeev was born.
And his sister is 25 years younger than his mother.
So, Rajeev's sister was 10 years old when Rajeev was born.
2. Radha bought a watch for Rs. 144 and got a percentage of profit equal to the cost price of the watch. What is the cost price of the watch?
A. Rs. 72
B. Rs. 78
C. Rs. 80
D. Rs. 90
Given, SP=144, CP=x and profit %=x
Cost Price = (100/ (100+gain%))*S.P.
=> x=(100/100+x) *144
=> (x+180) (x-80) =0
=> x=-180. [It -ve value, so rejected]
3. In how many ways can 5 members be selected out of 10 members, so that any two particular members must always be excluded?
Given, two particular members must be excluded, so member=10-2=8
Hence, the answer will be = 8! /5! (8-5)! = 8 * 7 * 6 * 5! /5! * 3! = 8 * 7 * 6/3 * 2 * 1 = 8 * 7 = 56.
4. In a 100m race, B bet C by 25m and A bet B by 20m. Then A will beat C by what meters?
A. 60 m
B. 40 m
D. 20 m
According to the question,
A: B=100:80, and
A:C=(A/B) *(B/C) =100/60.
Hence, A will beat C by 100-60=40m.
5. Krishna bought some wheat at Rs. 10 per kilogram. He buys 2 kg wheat from a ration shop at the rate of Rs. 8 per kilogram. He mixes the two and sells at Rs. 11 per kilogram. He makes 25% profit. What is the ratio of non-ration to ration wheat?
D. None of the above
Given, Selling Price per kg=11rs
and, CP per kg=11(4/5) =44/5
Hence, the required ratio = ((44/5)-8)/ (10-(44/5)) = 2:3.
6. A got Rs. 150 more on sum amount as a rate of 3%, then what is the amount?
Amount = S.I + Principal Amount
SI = PRT/100
Let P= x.
Amount = 150 + x;
Therefore S. I= 150
=> x*3*1/100 = 150 (Taking T=1year)
Amount that is principal amount is x= 5000.
7. Mr. Roy is twelve years more than twice the age of his son at present. After twelve years, he will be thrice as old as his son. What is the age of Mr. Roy at present?
Let son's age be x.
Then Roy's age =2x + 12.
After 12yrs, son's age=x+12 & Roy's age=2x+12+12
Then, we get the equation as
=> 3(x + 12) = 2x + 12 + 12.
=> x = 12
Hence, Roy's age = 36.
8. A quantity of tea is sold at Rs. 5.75 per kilogram. The total gain by selling the tea at this rate is Rs. 60. Find the quantity of tea being sold if a profit of 15% is made on the deal.
Let the total cost price of tea is x.
Then total profit at a rate of 15% is=(15x/100)
According to question,
Cost Price of the tea is 400.so total selling price will be= (400+60) =460.
So, the quantity of the tea will be= (460/5.75) =80kg.
9. The sum of 3rd and 9th term of an A.P is 8. Find the sum of the first 11 terms of the progression.
D. None of the above
Given, the third term t3 = a + 3d
The ninth term t9 = a + 8d
Now, t3 + t9 = 2a + 10d = 8
Sum of first 11 terms of an AP is given by
=> (11/2) (2a + 10d)
=> (11/2) (8)
10. Determine the metal required to make a 21 m long pipe if its inner and outer diameter are 12 m and 10 m respectively.
A. 2904 m3
B. 2534 m3
C. 2843 m3
D. 2647 m3
Formula: Volume of a hollow cylinder=pi*h*(R2-r2)
=> 22/7 * 21m*(144-100) m2
=> 66*44 m3
=> 2904 m3
Apps Associates Logical Reasoning Test
11. Series Completion:
11, 10, ?, 100, 1001, 1000, 10001
D. None of these
The pattern is -1, x 10 + 1, 1-, x 10 + 1, ........
So, missing term = 10 x 10 = 101.
12. Coding and Decoding:
In a certain code, TRIPPLE is written as SQHOOKD. How is DISPOSE written in that code?
The given code, T-1=S, R-1=Q, I-1=H, P-1=O.
Similarly, DISPOSE-> CHRONRD.
13. Blood Relation:
(i) In a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F, there are two married couples.
(ii) D is grandmother of A and mother of B.
(iii) C is wife of B and mother of F.
(iv) F is the granddaughter of E.
What is C to A?
D. Cannot be determined
E. None of these
14. Decision Making:
Read the following information to answer the questions given below. Following are the criteria for granting admission to a course:
The candidate must
(A) Be at least a graduate with 1st class
(B) Be not more than 25 years as on 15th Aug, 1993
(C) Have secured minimum 50% marks in the entrance test
(D) Be fluent in Hindi and English
However, if a candidate¦.
(I)fulfils all other criteria except B above, but is less than 30 years and also belongs to backward class, should be given admission
(II) fulfils all other criteria except A above, but is a Post-graduate with minimum 55% marks should be referred to the Chairman-Admissions.
(III)fulfils all other criteria except C above, but has got minimum 45% marks in the entrance test should be waitlisted.
Based on the above criteria and the information, given in each of the following questions, you have to take the decision in regard to each of the cases given below. These cases are given to you as on 15th Aug, 1993.
" Rajni Sikka whose date of birth is 11th Jan, 1970 is a backward class candidate. She has passed her graduation with 1st class this year. She secured 44% marks in the entrance test. She is fluent in both Hindi and English. "
A. If admission is to be given
B. If the candidate is to be referred to the Chairman-Admissions
C. If to be waitlisted
D. If data given are not sufficient to take decision and
E. If not to be admitted
Marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test is just 44%, and hence does not fulfils even the minimum criteria of 45% marks as stipulated by Condition III. Hence, the candidate should be wait-listed.
Statement: Should there be more than one High Courts in each state of India?
(I) No, this will be a sheer wastages of taxpayer's money
(II)Yes, this will help to reduce the backlog of cases pending for a very long time.
A. if only argument I is strong
B. if only argument II is strong
C. if either I or II is strong
D. if neither I or II are strong
E. if both I and II follow
16. Statement Assumptions:
Statement: "The bridge was built at the cost of Rs. 128 crores and even civil bus service is not utilizing it, what a pity to see it grossly underutilized. “ A citizen's view on a new flyover linking east and west sides of a suburb.
(I) The building of such bridges does not serve any public objective.
(II) There has to be some accountability and utility of money spent on public projects.
A. Neither I nor II is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Only assumption I is implicit
D. Either I or II is implicit
Statements: Any student who does not behave properly while in the school brings bad name to himself and also for the school.
(I) Such student should be removed from the school.
(II) Stricter discipline does not improve behaviour of the students.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Either I or II follows
C. Only conclusion II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
18. Course of Action:
Statement: If the retired Professors of the same Institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organization, their contribution may be beneficial to the Institute.
Courses of Action:
(I) Management may seek opinion of the employees before calling retired professors.
(II) Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organization.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
19. What is the ratio of production of LCDs in the years 2008 and 2010?
A. 4: 3
B. 3: 4
C. 1: 3
D. 2: 3
The required ratio = 9000/12000 = 3: 4.
Apps Associates Verbal Ability Test
20. His office is ___ the corridor.
23. Paragraph Completion:
For the first time I began to realize an odd consequence of the social effort in which we are at present engaged. And yet, come to think, it is a logical consequence enough. Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness. The work of ameliorating the conditions of life”the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure”had gone steadily on to a climax. _________________.
A. Nature had lorded over humanity with impunity
B. Nature had become a slave of humanity
C. Nature and humanity were involved in the climactic battle of survival
D. One triumph of a united humanity over Nature had followed another
24. Sentence Completion:
They refused to ________ any more evasive replies and decided to resolve the issue within the _______ of the major.
A. notice, eccentricity
B. brook, jurisdiction
C. bloom, indulgence
D. suffer, fortitude
25. Error Correction:
I am tired as I am working since 7 O'clock in the morning.
A. I was working
B. I have been working
C. I had been working
D. I will be working
He died from want _________ medical aid.
E. None of these
Be careful when you drive home tonight; _____snow is very deep.
Detective glories tend to glorify crime. Murderers, gangsters and crooks all kinds are described as tough, cunning and courageous individuals who know how to take care of themselves and how to get what they want. In James McCain's The Postman Always Rings twice, for instance the villain is much more a impressive character than his victim. He is casual brave smart and successful with women. It is true that he finally gets caught. But he is punished for a crime that he did not commit, so that his conviction is hardly a triumph of justice. Besides, looking back over the exciting life of the criminal, the reader might conclude that it was worth the risk.
28. The passage mention James McCain
A. as an author of detective stories
B. as brave, smart, and successful with women
C. as tough cunning and courageous
D. as being more impressive than others
29. Murderers, gangsters and crooks referred to in the passage given above
A. always manage to get away
B. are often glorified in detective stories
C. are wiser than their victims
D. know how to escape from law
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