11th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 01-10]

Q1. The cumulative expenditure on food and other items for a family during January- May in a year is plotted in the following graph :


From the graph one can conclude that the maximum total expenditure for both the items occurred in the month of

(a) February

(b) March

(c) April

(d) May


Q2. The following graph illustrates the paths of two motorists A and B in driving from P to Q. From this graph we can conclude that


(a) Average speed of A is greater than that of B.

(b) Average speed of B is greater than that of A.

(c) Average speed of A is same as that of B.

(d) Speed of A is always greater than that of B.


Q3. If n is an integer between 20 and 80, then any of the following could be n + 7 except

(a) 47

(b) 58

(c) 84

(d) 88


Q4. In the following figures the area of the triangle ABC is 1 sq unit. Then the area of the hexagon DEFGHI is


(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 6


Q5. Below is the time-velocity graph of two vehicles A and B starting at the same time from the rest. Which one of the following statements can be deduced from this graph ?


(a) Acceleration of A is higher than that of B.

(b) Acceleration of B is higher than that of A.

(c) Acceleration of A is increasing at a slower rate thanthat of B.

(d) Velocity of B is higher than that of A.


Q6. The following diagram shows a box tied with a ribbon. Taking an extra 10 cm of ribbon for tying the knot, the minimum length of the ribbon required to tie the following box would be


(a) 200 cm

(b) 190 cm

(c) 180 cm

(d)160 cm


Q7. A grocer bought 10 kg of apples for Rs. 81 out of which one kg was found rotten. If he wishes to make a profit of 10%, at what rate per kg. he should sell it?

(a) Rs. 9.00

(b) Rs. 9.90

(c) Rs. 10.10

(d) Rs. 10.20


Q8. In the following figure, ABCD is a rectangle in a horizontal plane. E and F are vertically above D and C respectively.


(a) 1988-7 cm

(b) 1988-8 cm

(c) 1988-9 cm

(d) 1988-10 cm


Q9. A sheep S is tied by two ropes each 15 long to two points P and Q 20 metres apart.


Which one of the following illustrates the region over which the sheep can move ?


Answer: (c)


Q10. A wheel that has 6 cogs is meshed with a larger wheel of 14cogs. When the smaller wheel has made 21 revolutions, the number of revolutions made by the larger wheel will be

(a) 12

(b) 49

(c) 9

(d) 4

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 141-150 (1989 paper)] refer yesterday’s post.

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