Last Updated: 4th March, 2013
Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)
(COMMON TO ALL)
Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
After several ……. attempts to send the missile into space, the spacecraft was finally launched successfully.
(A) abortive (B) difficult (C) experimental (D) preliminary
Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________
(A) discipline (B) anarchy (C) treason (D) etiquette
Q.3. Read the following paragraph :
“The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40oF to 500oF. For measuring temperature below –40oF, thermometers filled with alcohol are used. These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer is used for temperature above 500oF, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, usually nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury rises, the gas pressures is increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for temperatures as high as 1000oF.”
With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it wasdesigned to be used for measuring temperature of about 500oF?
(A) Pyrometer (B) Inert gas (C) Iron and brass (D) Gas
Q.4. The cost of manufacturing tractors inKoreais twenty percent less than the cost of manufacturing tractors inGermany. Even after transportation fees and import taxes are added, it is still cheaper to import tractors fromKoreatoGermanythan to produce tractors inGermany.
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
(A) Labour costs inKoreaare twenty percent below those inGermany.
(B) Importing tractors intoGermanywill eliminate twenty percent of the manufacturing jobs inGermany.
(C) The costs of transporting a tractor fromKoreatoGermanyis more than twenty percent ofthe cost of manufacturing the tractor inKorea.
(D) The import taxes on a tractor imported fromKoreatoGermanyis less than twenty percentof the cost of manufacturing the tractor inGermany.
Q.5. In a survey, 3/16 of the people surveyed told that they preferred to use publictransport whilecommuting daily to office. 5/8 of the people surveyed told that theypreferred to use their own vehicles. Theremaining 75respondents said thatthey had no clear preference. How many people preferred to usepublictransport?
(A) 75 (B) 100 (C) 125 (D) 133