Sunday, October 5, 2014

mental ability

1. Question
A candidate attempted 12 questions and secured full marks in all of them. If he obtained 60% in the test and all questions carried equal marks, then what is the number of questions in the test? [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  36
  30
  25
  20
2. Question
A cuboid has six sides of different colours. The red side is opposite to black. The blue side is adjacent to white. The brown side is adjacent to blue. The red side is face down. Which one of the following would be the opposite to brown? [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  Red
  Black
  White
  Blue
3. Question
A man fills a basket with eggs in such a way that the number of eggs added on each successive day is the same as the number already present in the basket. This way the basket gets completely filled in 24 days. After how many days the basket was 1 / 4th full? [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  6
  12
  17
  22
4. Question
A person has 4 coins each of different denomination. What is the number of different sums of money the person can form (using one or more coins at a time)? [UPSC 2009(CS-P)]

  16
  15
  12
  11
5. Question
A person traveled a distance of 50 km in 8 hours. He covered a part of the distance on foot at the rate of 4 km per hour and a part on a bicycle at the rate of 10 km per hour. How much distance did he travel on foot?[UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  10 km
  20 km
  30 km
  40 km
6. Question
A person travels 12 km due North, then 15 km due East, after that 15 km due West and then 15 km due South. How far is he from the starting points? [UPSC 2009(CS-P)]

  6 km
  12 km
  33 km
  60 km
7. Question
A person X has four notes of Rupee 1, 2 , 5 and 10 denomination. The number of different sums of money she can form from them is [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  16
  15
  12
  8
8. Question 1 points
A question paper had ten questions. Each question could only be answered as True (T) or False (F). Each candidate answered all the questions. Yet, no two candidates wrote the answers in an identical sequence. How many different sequences of answers are possible?[UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  20
  40
  512
  1024
9. Question
Four metal rods of lengths 78 cm, 104 cm, 117 cm and 169 cm are to be cut into parts of equal length. Each part must be as long as possible. What is the maximum number of pieces that can be cut?  [UPSC 2009(CS-P)]

  27
  36
  43
  480
10. Question
Half of the villagers of a certain village have their own houses. One – fifth of the villagers cultivate paddy. One – third of the villagers are literate. Four – fifth of the villagers are below twenty five. Then, which one of the following is certainly true? [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)]

  All the villagers who have their own houses are literate.
  Some villagers under twenty five are literate.
  A quarter of the villagers who have their own houses cultivate paddy.
  Half of the villagers who cultivate paddy are literate.