10th October, 2016 (Prelims)

Revise 10 questions everyday from Prelims Past Papers (2015 to 1979)

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Todays 10 questions from 1993 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 131 to 140]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q131 In a group of six women there are four dancers, four vocal musicians, one actress and three violinists. Girija and Vanaja are among the violinists while Jalaja and Shailaja do not know how to play on the violin. Shailaja and Tanuja are among the dancers. Jalaja, Vanaja, Shailaja and Tanuja are all vocal musicians and two of them are also violinists. If Pooja is an actress who among the following is both a dancer and a violinists ?

(a) Jalaja

(b) Shailaja

(c) Tanuja

(d) Pooja


Q132 If you are the ninth person in the queue starting from either end, than the number of persons in the queue is

(a) 10

(b) 15

(c) 17

(d) 19


Q133 A father is now three times as old as his son. Five years back, he was four times as old as his son. The age of the son is

(a) 12 years

(b) 15 years

(c) 18 years

(d) 20 years


Q134 If the product of two numbers is 320 and their ratio is 1 : 5, what is the difference between the squares of these two numbers ?

(a) 1024

(b) 1365

(c) 1536

(d) 1635

Q135 Four equal circles are described at the four corners of a square so that each touches two of the others as shown in the figure


The area enclosed by the circumferences of the circles (shaded area in the figure) is 13(5/7) sq. cm. Find the radius of the circles. (Assume = p = 22/7)

(a) 4 cm

(b) 2.5 cm

(c) 7.5 cm

(d) 6 cm


Q136 A rectangular sheet of aluminium foil measuring 5 cm by 10 cm is rolled into a cylinder of height 10 cm. If the cost of painting the cylinder is Rs. 2/- per sq cm, then the cost of painting the surface of the cylinder will be

(a) Rs. 400/-

(b) Rs. 200/-

(c) Rs. 150/-

(d) Rs. 100/-


Q137 In a single throw of a pair of dice, what is the probability of getting a sum of 8 ?

(a) 1993-9

(b) 1993-10

(c) 1993-11

(d) 1993-12


Q138 If ABRA – CADABRA is 1, 2, 9, 1 -3, 1, 4, 1, 2, 9, 1, HOCUS – POCUS will be

(a) 5, 6, 3, 7, 8-16, 15, 5, 21, 19

(b) 8, 16, 5, 21, 19-16, 15, 5, 21, 19

(c) 8, 16, 5, 21, 19-15, 16, 5, 21, 19

(d) 5, 6, 3, 7, 8-6, 5, 3, 8, 7

Q139 Four persons Alok, Bhupesh, Chandu and Dinesh have a total of Rs. 100/- among themselves. Alok and Bhupesh between them have as much money as Chandu and Dinesh between them but Alok has more money than Bhupesh, and Chandu has only half the money that Dinesh has Alok has in fact Rs. 5/- more than Dinesh. Who has the most money ?

(a) Alok

(b) Bhupesh

(c) Chandu

(d) Dinesh


Q140 Given below is the performance of two learners A and B :


Which one of the following can be deduced from the graph?

(a) The learning task was difficult

(b) B learned faster than A

(c) B learned faster than A throughout the task

(d) A learned faster than B throughout the task

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 121-130] refer yesterday’s post.

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