1. If the 3rd of the month falls on Friday, what day will be the 4th day after the 21st of the month?

(a) Monday

(b) Saturday

(c) Thursday

(d) Friday

(e) Tuesday

Correct Answer:

(b) Saturday

Explanation:

Since the 3rd of the month falls on Friday, the 10th, 17th, and 24th of the month would also fall on Friday. Hence, the 4th day after the 21st of the month, i.e., the 25th of the month, would fall on Saturday.

2. If the day two days after tomorrow is Thursday, what day would it have been two days before yesterday?

(a) Friday

(b) Tuesday

(c) Monday

(d) Saturday

(e) Sunday

Correct Answer:

(a) Friday

Explanation:

If the day two days after tomorrow is Thursday, it means tomorrow is Tuesday and today is Monday. Therefore, two days before yesterday would be Friday.

3. My brother is 562 days older than me while my sister is 75 weeks older than him. If my sister was born on Tuesday, on which day was I born?

(a) Sunday

(b) Monday

(c) Thursday

(d) Tuesday

(e) Wednesday

Correct Answer:

(c) Thursday

Explanation:

The difference in the number of days between my sister's age and my age is 75 * 7 + 562 = 1087 days. Dividing 1087 by 7 gives a remainder of 2. Therefore, 2 days after Tuesday is Thursday.

4. How many Mondays are there in a particular month of a particular year if the month ends on Wednesday?

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 3

(d) 6

(e) None of these

Correct Answer:

(e) None of these

Explanation:

As Monday falls on the 31st, 30th, 29th, or 28th, there will be either 5 or 4 Mondays in the month.

5. Which of the following is the correct schedule of plays, with the order of their staging from Monday?

(a) E A B F D C

(b) A F B E D C

(c) A F B C D E

(d) F A B E D C

(e) None of these

Correct Answer:

(d) F A B E D C

6. Play C cannot definitely be staged on which of the following days, in addition to Tuesday?

(a) Monday

(b) Wednesday

(c) Thursday

(d) Friday

(e) Saturday

Correct Answer:

(d) Friday

7. Play D is staged between which of the following pairs of plays?

(a) C and E

(b) E and F

(c) A and E

(d) B and E

(e) C and F

Correct Answer:

(a) C and E

8. Which of the following plays is scheduled on Monday?

(a) E

(b) A

(c) F

(d) B

(e) C

Correct Answer:

(c) F

9. Which of the following plays immediately follows 'B'?

(a) F

(b) E

(c) D

(d) C

(e) A

Correct Answer:

(b) E

10. When I found that I was half an hour earlier than the scheduled time of the train, the train, being late by 1 hour and 30 minutes, arrived at 6:20 hours. At what time did I reach the station?

(a) 4:40 hours

(b) 5:10 hours

(c) 4:20 hours

(d) 5:20 hours

(e) None of these

Correct Answer:

(c) 4:20 hours

Explanation:

The scheduled time of the train was 6:20 - 1:30 = 4:50 hours. As I was half an hour earlier, I reached the station at 4:50 - 0:30 = 4:20 hours.

1. A remembers that his uncle had visited them after 13th but before 18th of a month, while B remembers that the uncle had visited them after 16th but before 20th. Then on which date did their uncle visit A and B?

(a) 14th

(b) 17th

(c) 15th

(d) Insufficient data to predict

(e) None of these

Answer: (b) 17th

Explanation: After 13th but before 18th includes 14, 15, 16, and 17. After 16th but before 20th includes 17, 18, and 19. The only common date is 17th. Therefore, their uncle visited them on 17th.

2. If Saturday falls four days after today which is 6th January, on what day did the 1st of December of the previous year fall?

(a) Sunday

(b) Wednesday

(c) Tuesday

(d) Monday

(e) Thursday

Answer: (d) Monday

Explanation: Since Saturday falls four days after 6th January, it will be Saturday on 10th January. The number of days between 1st December and 10th January is 40 days. Dividing 40 by 7 gives a remainder of 5. Therefore, 5 days before Saturday is Monday.

3. Manish was born on 3rd March 1980. Sanjiv was born 4 days before Manish. The Republic Day of that year fell on Saturday. Which day was Sanjiv's birthday?

(a) Wednesday

(b) Friday

(c) Thursday

(d) Tuesday

(e) Monday

Answer: (c) Thursday

Explanation: Since 1980 is a leap year, 4 days before 3rd March is 28th February. The difference between 26th January and 28th February is 33 days. Dividing 33 by 7 gives a remainder of 5. Therefore, 5 days after Saturday is Thursday.

4. A day after tomorrow will be X-mas day. What will be the day on New Year's Day if today is Monday?

(a) Monday

(b) Thursday

(c) Sunday

(d) Tuesday

(e) Wednesday

Answer: (e) Wednesday

Explanation: Since X-mas day falls on 25th December, today would be 23rd December. Therefore, 23rd December is a Monday. The number of days between 23rd December and 1st January is 9 days. Dividing 9 by 7 gives a remainder of 2. Therefore, New Year's Day will be Wednesday.

5. Which of the following is not a leap year?

(a) 2000

(b) 1200

(c) 1600

(d) 700

(e) 800

Answer: (d) 700

Explanation: 700 is not perfectly divisible by 400.

6. At what angle are the hands of a clock inclined when it is half past 8?

(a) 70°

(b) 80°

(c) 75°

(d) 60°

(e) 77°

Answer: (c) 75°

Explanation: At half past 8, the minute hand points towards 6 and the hour hand points towards 2 1/2 marks between 8 and 9. The angle between 6 and 8 is 60° and the angle of 2 1/2 minute spaces is 15°. Therefore, the total angle between the two hands is 75°.

7. How many times from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. are the hands at right angles?

(a) 9

(b) 11

(c) 10

(d) 6

(e) 12

Answer: (b) 11

Explanation: In 12 hours, the hands are at right angles 22 times. In 6 hours (from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.), the hands are at right angles 11 times.

8. At what time are the hands of a clock together between 6 and 7?

(a) 32 8/11 min. past 6

(b) 34 8/11 min. past 6

(c) 30 8/11 min. past 6

(d) 32 5/7 min. past 6

(e) 42 8/11 min. past 6

Answer: (a) 32 8/11 min. past 6

Explanation: At 6 o'clock, the hands are 30 minutes apart. To coincide, the minute hand must gain 30 minutes. Since the minute hand gains 55 minutes in 60 minutes, it will gain 30 minutes in 60 * 30 / 55 = 360/11 minutes, which is 32 8/11 minutes. Therefore, the hands will coincide at 32 8/11 minutes past 6.

9. A bus for Bombay leaves every forty minutes from a bus stand. An enquiry clerk told a passenger that the bus had already left ten minutes ago and the next bus will leave at 10:45 a.m. At what time did the enquiry clerk give this information to the passenger?

(a) 10:05 a.m.

(b) 9:55 a.m.

(c) 10:35 a.m.

(d) 10:15 a.m.

(e) 10:25 a.m.

Answer: (d) 10:15 a.m.

Explanation: Since buses leave every 40 minutes and the next bus is at 10:45 a.m., the previous bus left at 10:05 a.m. The enquiry clerk said it left 10 minutes ago, so the information was given at 10:15 a.m.

10. In 1/2 hour, the long hand of a clock will rotate through an angle of:

(a) 90°

(b) 120°

(c) 75°

(d) 60°

(e) 180°

Answer: (e) 180°

Explanation: In 1 hour, the minute hand rotates 360°. In 1/2 hour, it will rotate through 360° / 2 = 180°.

1. How many Mondays are there in a particular month of a particular year, if the month ends on Wednesday?

(a) 4

(b) 5

(c) 3

(d) 6

(e) None of these

Answer: (e) None of these

Explanation: As Monday falls on the 31st, 30th, 29th, or 28th, there will be 5 or 4 Mondays.

2. Ahmed is taller than Salim. Salim is not as tall as Ahmed but taller than Akbar. Sohan too is not as tall as Salim but taller than Akbar. Who is the tallest?

(a) Salim

(b) Akbar

(c) Ahmed

(d) Sohan

Answer: (c) Ahmed

Explanation: The order is: Ahmed > Salim > Sohan > Akbar. Hence, Ahmed is the tallest.

3. The cricket ball is heavier than the hockey ball and volleyball is lighter than the football. Hockey ball is heavier than the football and tennis ball. Which of the following is the heaviest ball?

(a) Hockey ball

(b) Cricket ball

(c) Volleyball

(d) Football

Answer: (b) Cricket ball

Explanation: The cricket ball is the heaviest as it is heavier than the hockey ball, and the hockey ball is heavier than the football.

4. Shrikant is shorter than Nilima. Pratima is taller than Shrikant. Subhash is taller than Nilima but shorter than Heramb. Nilima is taller than Pratima. Who will be in the middle if they stand in a row according to descending order of height?

(a) Pratima

(b) Subhash

(c) Shrikant

(d) Nilima

Answer: (d) Nilima

Explanation: The order is: Heramb > Subhash > Nilima > Pratima > Shrikant. Hence, Nilima is in the middle.

5. If Anita is taller than Surjit but shorter than Kusum and Surjit is just as tall as Kalpana but taller than Vanita, then Kalpana is:

(a) just as tall as Anita

(b) taller than Kusum

(c) shorter than Anita

(d) shorter than Surjit

Answer: (c) shorter than Anita

Explanation: The order is: Kusum > Anita > Surjit = Kalpana > Vanita. Hence, Kalpana is shorter than Anita.

6. Among five friends, Mohan is older than Raju but not as old as Lalit. Lalit is older than Neelesh and Kabir. Neelesh is younger than Raju but not the youngest. Who is the fourth in the descending order of age?

(a) Mohan

(b) Raju

(c) Kabir

(d) Neelesh

Answer: (d) Neelesh

Explanation: The order is: Lalit > Mohan > Raju > Neelesh > Kabir. Hence, Neelesh is fourth in the descending order of age.

7. A, B, C, D, and E are five rivers. A is shorter than B but longer than E. C is the longest and D is a little shorter than B and a little longer than A. Which is the shortest river?

(a) B

(b) C

(c) D

(d) E

Answer: (d) E

Explanation: The order is: C > B > D > A > E. Hence, E is the shortest river.

1. If Shyam is taller than Pradeep, and Pradeep is equal to Anurag, but Anand is smaller than Suresh who is equal to Anurag. If Pradeep is taller than Praveen, who is the tallest of all?

(a) Pradeep

(b) Praveen

(c) Suresh

(d) Shyam

Correct Answer: (d) Shyam

Explanation:

Shyam > Pradeep = Anurag

Suresh = Anurag > Anand

Pradeep > Praveen

From the above, Shyam is the tallest.

2. Sumit ranked ninth from the top and thirty-eighth from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class?

(a) 47

(b) 48

(c) 45

(d) 46

Correct Answer: (d) 46

Explanation:

Total number of students = (Rank from top) + (Rank from bottom) - 1

= 9 + 38 - 1

= 46

3. In a row of trees, one tree is fifth from either end of the row. How many trees are there in the row?

(a) 8

(b) 9

(c) 10

(d) 11

Correct Answer: (b) 9

Explanation:

One tree is fifth from both ends, so there are 4 trees before and 4 trees after it.

Total number of trees = 4 + 1 + 4 = 9

4. In a queue, Amrita is 10th from the front while Mukul is 25th from the rear and Mamta is just in the middle of the two. If there are 50 persons in the queue, what position does Mamta occupy from the front?

(a) 20th

(b) 19th

(c) 18th

(d) 17th

Correct Answer: (c) 18th

Explanation:

Amrita's position = 10

Mukul's position from the front = 50 - 25 + 1 = 26

Mamta is in the middle, so her position = (10 + 26) / 2 = 18

5. If the pass-code for the third batch is 'night succeed day and hard work to for', what will be the pass-code for the sixth batch?

(a) work hard to for succeed night and day

(b) hard work for and succeed night to day

(c) work hard for to succeed night and day

(d) hard work for to succeed night and day

Correct Answer: (c) work hard for to succeed night and day

Explanation:

Following the pattern, for Batch VI, the pass-code is derived from shifting words according to the established sequence.

6. If 'visit in zoo should the we time day' is the pass-code for the fifth batch, 'zoo we the should visit day time in' will be the pass-code for which batch?

(a) II

(b) IV

(c) I

(d) III

(e) VI

Correct Answer: (d) III

Explanation:

The pass-code 'zoo we the should visit day time in' follows the pattern of Batch III from the provided sequences.

7. Sanjay visited the museum in the fourth batch and was issued a pass-code 'to fast rush avoid not do very run'. What would have been the pass-code for him had he visited the museum in the second batch?

(a) rush do not avoid to run very fast

(b) rush not do avoid to run very fast

(c) avoid rush not do to run very fast

(d) Data inadequate

(e) None of these

Correct Answer: (a) rush do not avoid to run very fast

Explanation:

Following the sequence pattern, for Batch II, the pass-code corresponds to the given arrangement.

8. Subodh went to visit the museum in the second batch. He was issued a pass-code 'length the day equal of and night are'. However, he could not visit the museum in the second batch as he was late. He then preferred to visit in the fifth batch. What will be the new pass-code issued to him?

(a) and of are night the length equal day

(b) and are of night the length equal day

(c) and of are night the equal day length

(d) and of are the night length day equal

(e) None of these

Correct Answer: (a) and of are night the length equal day

Explanation:

Applying the pattern from Batch V to the given pass-code.

9. If the pass-code for the second batch is 'to confidence hard you leads work and success', what will be the pass-code for the fourth batch?

(a) leads success to you hard confidence and work

(b) leads success you to hard confidence and work

(c) leads success to you hard confidence work and

(d) leads to success you hard confidence and work

(e) None of these

Correct Answer: (a) leads success to you hard confidence and work

Explanation:

Following the sequence, Batch IV's pass-code is derived by shifting words according to the established pattern.

10. If the pass-code issued for the last (sixth) batch is 'and pencil by all boys used are pen', what will be the pass-code for the first batch?

(a) pencil and pen are used by all boys

(b) pen and pencil used are by all boys

(c) pen and pencil are used by all boys

(d) pencil and pen are used all by boys

(e) None of these

Correct Answer: (c) pen and pencil are used by all boys

Explanation:

Applying the reverse pattern of Batch VI to obtain Batch I's pass-code.

11. If 53 - 34 = 5334, 65 - 46 = 6456, then 75 - 24 = ?

(a) 7524

(b) 7452

(c) 7542

(d) 7254

(e) None

Correct Answer: (c) 7542

Explanation:

The pattern involves concatenating the numbers in reverse order.

12. When 12 + 10 = 1205, 11 + 8 = 885 then 14 + 15 = ?

(a) 1005

(b) 120

(c) 7

(d) 2105

(e) None

Correct Answer: (d) 2105

Explanation:

The result is obtained by multiplying the numbers and appending 5.

13. What number comes next? 4, 196, 16, 144, 36, 100, 64, _________

(a) 36

(b) 100

(c) 80

(d) 64

(e) None

Correct Answer: (a) 36

Explanation:

The series alternates between square numbers and their reversed positions.

14. Four of the following numbers are alike in some way. Which one is not? 19, 29, 21, 23, 13

(a) 23

(b) 21

(c) 13

(d) 29

(e) 19

Correct Answer: (b) 21

Explanation:

All except 21 are prime numbers.

15. 2, 1 1/3, 2/3, 0, ?

(a) 1

(b) -2/3

(c) 11/2

(d) 2/3

(e) 0

Correct Answer: (b) -2/3

Explanation:

Each number is obtained by subtracting 2/3.

16. 6.75, 4.5, 3, ?

(a) 5

(b) 2.5

(c) 2

(d) 1.5

(e) 8

Correct Answer: (c) 2

Explanation:

Each number is multiplied by 2/3.

17. 4, 7, 12, 19, 28, ?

(a) 39

(b) 40

(c) 35

(d) 45

(e) 50

Correct Answer: (a) 39

Explanation:

The pattern involves adding successive odd numbers: 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.

18. What is the next number in the series: 5, 7, 10, 16, 28, ?

(a) 43

(b) 46

(c) 42

(d) 50

(e) 52

Correct Answer: (d) 50

Explanation:

The pattern is the sum of the previous two numbers in the series.