02nd November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Todays 10 questions from 1991 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 61 to 70]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q61 In a rectangle with one side 4 cms, twelve equal squares are kept. There are three rows, each containing four squares. There is no empty space in between adjacent squares. What is the area of each square ?

(a) 5/7 sq cm

(b) 7/5 sq cm

(c) 1 sq cm

(d) 25/12 sq cm


Q62 In a department of a university 100 students were admitted. Of the admitted students 90 per cent students appeared and passed in the final examination held two years later. Out of the passing students 1/ 5 passed in first division and 1/5 of the students who passed obtained a second division. In the final exam how many students passed in third division ?

(a) 18

(b) 36

(c) 64

(d) 54


Directions : Qs 63 & 64 are based on the following data :

Given below is a record of different categories of crimes registered with a local police station in two different years. Study the data carefully and answer the following.

Category of Crime Number of Cases Value of property stolen (in Rs.)
1983 1984 1983 1984
Bicycle theft 305 204 4,504 6,040
Housebreak 49 102 1,30,800 4,21,200
Shoplifting 30 21 2,19,700 2,14,100
Motor parts theft 36 48 48,600 60,000


Q63 The average value of property stolen per single case of crime was maximum

(a) In 1984 in the category of housebreak

(b) In 1984 in shoplifting

(c) In 1983 in housebreak

(d) In 1983 in shoplifting


Q64 From 1983 to 1984, the average value of property stolen per crime increased most in the case of

(a) Bicycle theft

(b) Housebreak

(c) Shoplifting

(dl Theft of motor vehicle parts


Q65 In the graph is depicted the annual rainfall over a five-year period at a place. What will be the forecast for the year 1988?


(a) It is anticipated to be less than in 1987

(b) Rainfall in 1988 will be more than 1987 but less than 1986

(c) It will be nearly equal to that in 1987

(d) It is not possible to forecast anything


Q66 An equilateral triangle with sides 1 metre is circumscribed in a circle. Another circle is drawn inside the triangle. The area of the space between these two concentric circles is (in sq metres).

(a) 3p/4

(b) p/2

(c) p/3

(d) p/4


Q67 Three circles are externally tangent to each other. Their radii are 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches. The centres of these circles are joined to form a triangle. The length of the largest side of the triangle is

(a) 5 inches

(b) 6 inches

(c) 7 inches

(d) 8 inches


Q68 Examine the following :

Ashok is older than Suresh. Raju is older than Ashok and Vivek is not older than Suresh, Which one of the following statements must necessarily be true?

I. Vivek is as old as Ashok

II. Vivek is as old as Raju

III. Vivek is as old as Suresh

IV. Suresh is younger to Vivek

(a) Only I

(b) Only II

(c) Only III

(d) Either III or IV


Q69 In a square, four portions of four circles are drawn as shown below


What is the area of the shaded portion?

(a) 4pd2

(b) 4d2 – pd2

(c) 2d2 – pd

(d) pd2 – 4d2


Q70 The pie diagrams below present the expenditures made by a family in 1986 and 1987.


Which of the following conclusions cannot be drawn from the given information?

(a) The family spends more on food than on clothing

(b) The family spent equal amounts in 1986 and 1987

(c) The family spends the minimum on entertainment

(d) The family spent a smaller percentage on clothing in 1987 compared to that in 1986

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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