28th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1987 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 21 to 30]

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

Q21. In accordance with the following diagram, a man walks from A to O in 5 minutes and from B to O and O to C in three minutes each. O is the centre of the circle. AB and AC are tangents at B and C respectively drawn from A. The time taken by him in covering the distance from A to C via B and O is


(a) 3 minutes

(b) 5 minutes

(c) 8 minutes

(d) 10 minutes


Q22. A person starts walking towards north from a point and walks 3 km; then moves left and walks 2 km; again moves to his right and walks 1 km and finally moves to his right and walks 5 km. At what distance is he now from the starting point ?

(a) 3 km

(b) 4 km

(c) 5 km

(d) 6 km


Q23. Which of the figures (a), (b), (c) and (d) replaces the Q mark ?




Answer: (a)


Q24. The expenses of A and B are in the ration 2 : 3. A sum of Rs. 2800 is equally divided between them. If A saves Rs. 600, then B saves

(a) Rs. 200

(b) Rs. 300

(c) Rs. 400

(d) Rs. 500


Q25. The ratio of boys and girls in sections A, B, C and D of class VI is respectively 7 : 5, 5 : 3, 3 : 2 and 2 : 1. If the number of students in each of the sections is equal, then maximum number of boys are enrolled in section

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D


Q26. If the following time-temperature graph relates the specific heats of two metals A and B, then


(a) Specific heat of A is greater than that of B.

(b) Specific heat of B is greater than that of A.

(c) Specific heats of A & B are equal.

(d) Specific heats cannot be compared.


Directions (Qs. 27 and 28) : Weights of the organs of various animals (in kg) are given below :



    Heart Brain Liver Kidney
Animals Horse 3.6 0.3 6.25 0.6
Cow 2.7 0.2 5.45 0.45
Sheep 1.8 0.13 2.2 0.3
Dog 1.3 0.09 1.5 0.14


Q27. Which animal has the heaviest heart?

(a) Horse

(b) Cow

(c) Sheep

(d) Dog


Q28. Which animal has the highest percentage of the weight of brain and liver taken together in comparison with the sum total of the weights of its organs provided in the data ?

(a) Horse

(b) Cow

(c) Sheep

(d) Dog


Q29. In the following graph, the distance covered by the particle is

(a) 20 metres

(b) 50 metres

(c) 80 metres

(d) 120 metres


Q30. If a metal slab of size 1 m x 20 cm x 1 cm is melted to another slab of 1 mm thickness and 1 m width, then the length of the new slab thus formed will be

(a) 200 cm

(b) 400 cm

(b) 600 cm

(d) 1000 cm

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

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