Mixed Companies placement papers II

Mahindra British Telecom (MBT): Company Profile

Sample Paper
Profile of the company

 Written Test
There are 105 questions to be done in 70 minutes. The test is further subdivided and includes
Quantitative Section (23Q)
Analytical Section (20Q)
Series& Venn Diagrams
Logical Section (20Q)
Reading Comprehension (10Q).
Flow Sheets
Time span for each section is different. There is negative marking. We think that the cut-off would have been around 35-40.
We recommend that you refer to RS Agarwal Verbal and Nonverbal book for more questions on the same pattern.
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 Interview
The interview is mostly HR kind with a few technical questions thrown in. Some easy software technical questions could be asked.
 Profile
In the year 1988, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. and British Telecom plc. came together to form a joint venture called Mahindra British Telecom Ltd. (MBT). It started off by setting up a software development center for British Telecom in Mumbai. It recorded a revenue of US $ 54 million in the year 1999-2000. MBT today is the thirteenth largest software exports company in India. (source DQ top 20, 2000). Headquartered in Pune, MBT has state-of-the-art development centers in Pune, Mumbai and London with 14 marketing offices the world over.
MBT's key services include turnkey software projects, development and maintenance of software solutions, product development, IT consulting services, software re-engineering, application outsourcing, systems integration, facilities management, database conversion, internet based development, business process re-engineering, QMS management, etc. covering areas such as Telecom, Internet, E-Business and Mobile Computing.
MBT has a field strength of over 2000 professionals.

For more information about this company visit their homesite at http://www.mahindrabt.com/
MBT Sample Paper

This section consists of 29 problems. The questions are simple though time consuming.
1. If a boat is moving in upstream with velocity of 14 km/hr and goes downstream with a velocity of 40 km/hr, then what is the speed of the stream ?

(a) 13 km/hr
(b) 26 km/hr
(c) 34 km/hr
(d) none of these
Ans. A
2. Find the value of ( 0.75 * 0.75 * 0.75 - 0.001 ) / ( 0.75 * 0.75 - 0.075 + 0.01)

(a) 0.845
(b) 1.908
(c) 2.312
(d) 0.001
Ans. A
3. A can have a piece of work done in 8 days, B can work three times faster than the A, C can work five times faster than A. How many days will they take to do the work together ?

(a) 3 days
(b) 8/9 days
(c) 4 days
(d) can't say
Ans. B
4. A car travels a certain distance taking 7 hrs in forward journey, during the return journey increased speed 12km/hr takes the times 5 hrs.What is the distance travelled

(a) 210 kms
(b) 30 kms
(c) 20 kms
(c) none of these
Ans. B
5. Instead of multiplying a number by 7, the number is divided by 7. What is the percentage of error obtained ?
6. Find (7x + 4y ) / (x-2y) if x/2y = 3/2 ?

(a) 6
(b) 8
(c) 7
(d) data insufficient
Ans. C
7. A man buys 12 lts of liquid which contains 20% of the liquid and the rest is water. He then mixes it with 10 lts of another mixture with 30% of liquid.What is the % of water in the new mixture?

8. If a man buys 1 lt of milk for Rs.12 and mixes it with 20% water and sells it for Rs.15, then what is the percentage of gain?

9. Pipe A can fill a tank in 30 mins and Pipe B can fill it in 28 mins.If 3/4th of the tank is filled by Pipe B alone and both are opened, how much time is required by both the pipes to fill the tank completely ?
10. If on an item a company gives 25% discount, they earn 25% profit. If they now give 10% discount then what is the profit percentage.
(a) 40%
(b) 55%
(c) 35%
(d) 30%
Ans. D
11. A certain number of men can finish a piece of work in 10 days. If however there were 10 men less it will take 10 days more for the work to be finished. How many men were there originally?

(a) 110 men
(b) 130 men
(c) 100 men
(d) none of these
Ans. A
12. In simple interest what sum amounts of Rs.1120/- in 4 years and Rs.1200/- in 5 years ?
(a) Rs. 500
(b) Rs. 600
(c) Rs. 800
(d) Rs. 900
Ans. C
13. If a sum of money compound annually amounts of thrice itself in 3 years. In how many years
will it become 9 times itself.

(a) 6
(b) 8
(c) 10
(d) 12
Ans A
14. Two trains move in the same direction at 50 kmph and 32 kmph respectively. A man in the slower train
observes the 15 seconds elapse before the faster train completely passes by him.
What is the length of faster train ?

(a) 100m
(b) 75m
(c) 120m
(d) 50m
Ans B
15. How many mashes are there in 1 squrare meter of wire gauge if each mesh
is 8mm long and 5mm wide ?

(a) 2500
(b) 25000
(c) 250
(d) 250000
Ans B
16. x% of y is y% of ?

(a) x/y
(b) 2y
(c) x
(d) can't be determined
Ans. C
17. The price of sugar increases by 20%, by what % should a housewife reduce the consumption of sugar so that expenditure on sugar can be same as before ?

(a) 15%
(b) 16.66%
(c) 12%
(d) 9%
Ans B
18. A man spends half of his salary on household expenses, 1/4th for rent, 1/5th for travel expenses, the man deposits the rest in a bank. If his monthly deposits in the bank amount 50, what is his monthly salary ?

(a) Rs.500
(b) Rs.1500
(c) Rs.1000
(d) Rs. 900
Ans C
20. The population of a city increases @ 4% p.a. There is an additional annual increase of 4% of the population due to the influx of job seekers, find the % increase in population after 2 years ?
21. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 3:2 Out of these 10% the boys and 25% of girls are scholarship holders. % of students who are not scholarship holders.?
22. 15 men take 21 days of 8 hrs. each to do a piece of work. How many days of 6 hrs. each would it take for 21 women if 3 women do as much work as 2 men?

(a) 30
(b) 20
(c) 19
(d) 29
Ans. A
23. A cylinder is 6 cms in diameter and 6 cms in height. If spheres of the same size are made from the material obtained, what is the diameter of each sphere?

(a) 5 cms
(b) 2 cms
(c) 3 cms
(d) 4 cms
Ans C
24. A rectangular plank (2)1/2 meters wide can be placed so that it is on either side of the diagonal of a square shown below.(Figure is not available)What is the area of the plank?
Ans :7*(2)1/2
25. The difference b/w the compound interest payble half yearly and the simple interest on a
certain sum lent out at 10% p.a for 1 year is Rs 25. What is the sum?

(a) Rs. 15000
(b) Rs. 12000
(c) Rs. 10000
(d) none of these
Ans C
26. What is the smallest number by which 2880 must be divided in order to make it into a
perfect square ?

(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) 6
Ans. C
27. A father is 30 years older than his son however he will be only thrice as old as the son after 5 years
what is father's present age ?

(a) 40 yrs
(b) 30 yrs
(c) 50 yrs
(d) none of these
Ans. A

28. An article sold at a profit of 20% if both the cost price and selling price would be Rs.20/- the profit would be 10% more. What is the cost price of that article?
29. If an item costs Rs.3 in '99 and Rs.203 in '00.What is the % increase in price?

(a) 200/3 %
(b) 200/6 %
(c) 100%
(d) none of these
Ans. A
Directions: For questions 30-39 fill the missing number or letter in the given series
30. a, c, e, g, _

(a) h
(b) i
(c) d
(d) j
Ans. B

31. a, e, i, m, q, u, _, _

(a) y,c
(b) b,f
(c) g,i
(d) none
Ans. A
32. ay , bz , cw , dx ,__

(a) gu
(b) ev
(c) fv
(d) eu
Ans. D
33. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, __

(a) 15
(b) 9
(c) 13
(d) 12
Ans. C (series of prime numbers)
34. kp , lo , mn , __

(a) nm
(b) np
(c) op
(d) pq
Ans. A
35. R,M,__,F,D,__

(a) I, C
(b) A, Q
(c) L, N
(d) B, Q
Ans. A
36. ___, ayw, gec, mki, sqo

(a) awx
(b) usq
(c) prs
(d) lmn
Ans. B
37. 1, 3, 4, 8, 15, 27, __

(a) 60
(b) 59
(c) 43
(d) 50
Ans D
38. 0, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24, 26,__

(a) 45
(b) 55
(c) 35
(d) 48
Ans. C
39. 2, 5, 9, 19, 37,__

(a) 64
(b) 55
(c) 75
(d) 40
Ans C
Directions for questions 40 to 45: Select the alternative that logically follows form the two given statements.
40. All scientists are fools. All fools are literates.

(a)All literates are scientists
(b) All scientists are literates
(c) No scientists are literates
(d) Both (a) and (b) are correct
Ans. B
41. No apple is an orange. All bananas are oranges.

(a) All apples are oranges
(b) Some apples are oranges
(c) No apple is a banana
(d) None of the above
Ans. A
42. All pens are elephants. Some elephants are cats.

(a) Some pens are cats
(b) No pens are cats
(c) All pens are cats
(d) None of the above
Ans. D
43. All shares are debentures.No debentures are deposits.

(a) All shares are deposits
(b) Some shares are deposits
(c) No shares are deposits
(d) None of the above
Ans. C
44. Many fathers are brothers. All brothers are priests.

(a) No father is a priest
(b) Many fathers are not priests
(c) Many fathers are priests
(d) Both (b) and (c)
Ans. B
45. Some green are blue. No blue are white.

(a) No green are white
(b) Some green are white
(c) No green are white
(d) None of the above
Ans. B
46. If the word "CODING" is represented as DPEJOH , then the word "CURFEW" can be represented?

(a) dvsgfx
(b) dvshfx
(c) dgshfx
(d) dtsgfy
Ans. A
47. If in a certain code "RANGE" is coded as 12345 and "RANDOM" is coded as 123678, then the code for the word "MANGO" would be

(a) 82357
(b) 84563
(c) 82346
(d) 82543
Ans. D
Directions for questions 48-50:The questions are based on the following data
In a class of 150 students 55 speak English;85 speak Telugu and 30 speak neither English nor Telugu
48. How many speak both English and Telugu?

(a) 10
(b) 15
(c) 20
(d) 12
Ans. C
49.How many speak only Telugu?

(a) 55
(b) 45
(c) 65
(d) none of the above
50.How many speak at least one of the two languages?

(a) 120
(b) 100
(c) 250
(d) 50
Ans. A

Refer R.S Agarwal books for more questions of the same kind
Verbal -- Page 254 problems 53 to56
246 eg.2
Page 104 Exercise.3a (Series Questions)
Page 354-355 8,13,
Page 115

Nonverbal -- Pages 5,41,54,108,145,158

Mphasis Placement Paper

1.In the command scanf, h is used for

Ans. Short int

2.A process is defined as

Ans. Program in execution

3.A thread is

Ans. Detachable unit of executable code)

4.What is the advantage of Win NT over Win 95

Ans. Robust and secure

5.How is memory management done in Win95

Ans. Through paging and segmentation

6.What is meant by polymorphism

Ans. Redfinition of a base class method in a derived class

7.What is the essential feature of inheritance

Ans. All properties of existing class are derived

8.What does the protocol FTP do

Ans. Transfer a file b/w stations with user authentification

9.In the transport layer ,TCP is what type of protocol

Ans. Connection oriented

10.Why is a gateway used

Ans. To connect incompatible networks

11.How is linked list implemented

Ans. By referential structures

12.What method is used in Win95 in multitasking

Ans. Non preemptive check

13.What is meant by functional dependency

14.What is a semaphore

Ans. A method synchronization of multiple processes

15.What is the precedence order from high to low ,of the symbols ( ) ++ /

Ans.( ) , ++, /

16.Preorder of A*(B+C)/D-G


18. B-tree (failure nodes at same level)

19. Dense index (index record appers for every search -key in file)

20.What is the efficiency of merge sort

Ans. O(n log n)

21.A program on swaping ( 10,5 )was given (candidate cannot recollect)

22.In which layer are routers used

Ans.In network layer

23.In which layer are packets formed ( in network layer )

24.heap ( priority queue )

25.copy constructor ( constant reference )

26.Which of the following sorting algorithem has average sorting behavior --
Bubble sort,merge sort,heap sort,exchange sort

Ans. Heap sort

27.In binary search tree which traversal is used for getting ascending order values--Inorder ,post order,preorder


28.What are device drivers used for

Ans.To provide software for enabling the hardware

29. Irrevalent to unix command ( getty)

30.What is fork command in unix

Ans. System call used to create process

31.What is make command in unix

Ans. Used forcreation of more than one file

32.In unix .profile contains

Ans. Start up program

33.In unix echo is used for ( answer C)

34.In unix 'ls 'stores contents in

Ans.inode block


1.In a class composed of x girls and y boys what part of the class is composed of girls

A.y/(x + y)
C.x/(x + y)


2.What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of cream that can be filled with a 4-gallon can of cream(2 pt.=1 qt. and 4 qt.=1 gal)



3.If the operation,^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y,what is the value of a in 2 ^ a = a ^ 3



4.A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee,putting in 2 parts of a 33p. a gm. grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm.If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p. a gm. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade,how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms.



5.There are 200 questions on a 3 hr examination.Among these questions are 50 mathematics problems.It is suggested that twice as much time be spent on each maths problem as for each other question.How many minutes should be spent on mathematics problems



6.In a group of 15,7 have studied Latin, 8 have studied Greek, and 3 have not studied either.How many of these studied both Latin and Greek



7.If 13 = 13w/(1-w) ,then (2w)2 =



8. If a and b are positive integers and (a-b)/3.5 = 4/7, then
(A) b < a
(B) b > a
(C) b = a
(D) b >= a
Ans. A

9. In june a baseball team that played 60 games had won 30% of its game played. After a phenomenal winning streak this team raised its average to 50% .How many games must the team have won in a row to attain this average?
A. 12
B. 20
C. 24
D. 30
Ans. C

10. M men agree to purchase a gift for Rs. D. If three men drop out how much more will each have to contribute towards the purchase of the gift/
A. D/(M-3)
B. MD/3
C. M/(D-3)
D. 3D/(M2-3M)
Ans. D

11. A company contracts to paint 3 houses. Mr.Brown can paint a house in 6 days while Mr.Black would take 8 days and Mr.Blue 12 days. After 8 days Mr.Brown goes on vacation and Mr. Black begins to work for a period of 6 days. How many days will it take Mr.Blue to complete the contract?
A. 7
B. 8
C. 11
D. 12


12. 2 hours after a freight train leaves Delhi a passenger train leaves the same station travelling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. After travelling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the freight train. The average speed of the freight train was?
A. 30
B. 40
D. 60
Ans. B

13. If 9x-3y=12 and 3x-5y=7 then 6x-2y = ?
B. 4
C. 2
D. 8
Ans. D

1. The office staff of XYZ corporation presently consists of three bookeepers--A, B, C and 5 secretaries D, E, F, G, H. The management is planning to open a new office in another city using 2 bookeepers and 3 secretaries of the present staff . To do so they plan to seperate certain individuals who don't function well together. The following guidelines were established to set up the new office
I. Bookeepers A and C are constantly finding fault with one another and should not be sent together to the new office as a team
II. C and E function well alone but not as a team , they should be seperated
III. D and G have not been on speaking terms and shouldn't go together
IV Since D and F have been competing for promotion they shouldn't be a team
1.If A is to be moved as one of the bookeepers,which of the following cannot be a possible working unit.



2.If C and F are moved to the new office,how many combinations are possible



3.If C is sent to the new office,which member of the staff cannot go with C



4.Under the guidelines developed,which of the following must go to the new office



5.If D goes to the new office,which of the following is/are true

I.C cannot go
II.A cannot go
III.H must also go

A.I only
B.II only
C.I and II only
D.I and III only


2.After months of talent searching for an administrative assistant to the president of the college the field of applicants has been narrowed down to 5--A, B, C, D, E .It was announced that the finalist would be chosen after a series of all-day group personal interviews were held.The examining committee agreed upon the following procedure

I.The interviews will be held once a week
II.3 candidates will appear at any all-day interview session
III.Each candidate will appear at least once
IV.If it becomes necessary to call applicants for additonal interviews, no more 1 such applicant should be asked to appear the next week
V.Because of a detail in the written applications,it was agreed that whenever candidate B appears, A should also be present.
VI.Because of travel difficulties it was agreed that C will appear for only 1 interview.
1.At the first interview the following candidates appear A,B,D.Which of the follwing combinations can be called for the interview to be held next week.



2.Which of the following is a possible sequence of combinations for interviews in 2 successive weeks



3.If A ,B and D appear for the interview and D is called for additional interview the following week,which 2 candidates may be asked to appear with D?

I. A
A.I and II
B.I and III only
C.II and III only
D.III and IV only


4.Which of the following correctly state(s) the procedure followed by the search committee

I.After the second interview all applicants have appeared at least once
II.The committee sees each applicant a second time
III.If a third session,it is possible for all applicants to appear at least twice

A.I only
B.II only
C.III only
D.Both I and II


3. A certain city is served by subway lines A,B and C and numbers 1 2 and 3
When it snows , morning service on B is delayed
When it rains or snows , service on A, 2 and 3 are delayed both in the morning and afternoon
When temp. falls below 30 degrees farenheit afternoon service is cancelled in either the A line or the 3 line,
but not both.
When the temperature rises over 90 degrees farenheit, the afternoon service is cancelled in either the line C or the
3 line but not both.
When the service on the A line is delayed or cancelled, service on the C line which connects the A line, is delayed.
When service on the 3 line is cancelled, service on the B line which connects the 3 line is delayed.
Q1. On Jan 10th, with the temperature at 15 degree farenheit, it snows all day. On how many lines will service be
affected, including both morning and afternoon.
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
Ans. D

Q2. On Aug 15th with the temperature at 97 degrees farenheit it begins to rain at 1 PM. What is the minimum number
of lines on which service will be affected?
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
Ans. C

Q3. On which of the following occasions would service be on the greatest number of lines disrupted.
(A) A snowy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(B) A snowy morning with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(C) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(D) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 95 degree farenheit
Ans. B

4. In a certain society, there are two marriage groups, red and brown. No marriage is permitted within a group. On marriage, males become part of their wives groups; women remain in their own group. Children belong to the same group as their parents. Widowers and divorced males revert to the group of their birth. Marriage to more than one person at the same time and marriage to a direct descendant are forbidden
Q1. A brown female could have had
I. A grandfather born Red
II. A grandmother born Red
III Two grandfathers born Brown
(A) I only
(B) III only
(C) I, II and III
(D) I and II only
Ans. D

Q2. A male born into the brown group may have
(A) An uncle in either group
(B) A brown daughter
(C) A brown son
(D) A son-in-law born into red group
Ans. A

Q3. Which of the following is not permitted under the rules as stated.
(A) A brown male marrying his father's sister
(B) A red female marrying her mother's brother
(C) A widower marrying his wife's sister
(D) A widow marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband
Ans. B

Q4. If widowers and divorced males retained their group they had upon marrying which of the following would be permissible ( Assume that no previous marriage occurred)
(A) A woman marrying her dead sister's husband
(B) A woman marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband
(C) A widower marrying his brother's daughter
(D) A woman marrying her mother's brother who is a widower.
Ans. D

5. I. All G's are H's
II. All G's are J's or K's
III All J's and K's are G's
IV All L's are K's
V All N's are M's
VI No M's are G's
Q1. If no P's are K's which of the following must be true
(A) No P is a G
(B) No P is an H
(C) If any P is an H it is a G
(D) If any P is a G it is a J
Ans. D

Q2. Which of the following can be logically deduced from the stated conditions
(A) No M's are H's
(B) No H's are M's
(C) Some M's are H's
(D) No N's are G's
Ans. D

Q3. Which of the following is inconsistent with one or more conditions
(A) All H's are G's
(B) All H's are M's
(C) Some H's are both M's and G's
(D) No M's are H's
Ans. C

Q4. The statement "No L's are J's" is
I. Logically deducible from the conditions stated
II Consistent with but not deducible from the conditions stated
III. Deducible from the stated conditions together with the additional statements "No J's are K's"
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) II and III only
Ans. D
Nucleus Sample Paper

Aptitude Section

Q. 5 men or 8 women do equal amount of work in a day. a job requires 3 men and 5 women to finish the job in 10 days how many woman are required to finish the job in 14 days.

a) 10
b) 7
c) 6
d) 12
Ans 7

Q. A simple interest amount of rs 5000 for six month is rs 200. what is the anual rate of interest?

a) 10%
b) 6%
c) 8%
d) 9%
Ans 8%
Q. In objective test a correct ans score 4 marks and on a wrong ans 2 marks are ---. a student score 480 marks from 150 question. how many ans were correct?
a) 120
b) 130
c) 110
d) 150
Q. An artical sold at amount of 50% the net sale price is rs 425 .what is the list price of the artical?

a) 500
b) 488
c) 480
d) 510
Ans 500

Technical Section

Q. You are creating a Index on EMPNO column in the EMPLOYEE table. Which statement will you use?
a) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx ON employee, empno;
b) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx FOR employee, empno;
c) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx ON employee(empno);
d) CREATE emp_empno_idx INdEX ON employee(empno);

Ans. c

Q. Which program construct must return a value?
a) Package
b) Function
c) Anonymous block
d) Stored Procedure
e) Application Procedure

Ans. b

Q. Which Statement would you use to remove the EMPLOYEE_Id_PK PRIMARY KEY constraint and all depending constraints fromthe EMPLOYEE table?
c) MOdIFY TABLE employee dROP CONSTRAINT employee_id_pk CASCAdE;
d) ALTER TABLE employee dROP PRIMARY KEY employee_id_pk CASCAdE;
e) MOdIFY TABLE employee dELETE PRIMARY KEY employee_id_pk CASCAdE;

Ans. a

Q. Which three commands cause a transaction to end? (Chosse three)
Ans. a ,b ,f
Q. Under which circumstance should you create an index on a table?
a) The table is small.
b) The table is updated frequently.
c) A columns values are static and contain a narrow range of values
d) Two columns are consistently used in the WHERE clause join condition of SELECT

Q. What is the common standard naming convention of checkbox control?

a) CHB
b) CHK
c) CHX
d) CBX

Q. Which of the function returns a reference to an object provided by an ActiveX component.

a) createobject
b) getobjectname
c) createobjectx
d) getobject
Q. We have something like Global functions in JAVA, they are called as .....

a) class
b) package
c) file
d) include

Q. Which all OS supports Networking?

a) Windows 95
b) Linux
c) Windows 3.0
d) Unix

Q. Which of the following is not an RdBMS?

a) Ingres
b) Oracle
c) Unify
d) Clipper

Q. Shell function in VB is used for calling

a) Another Function
b) Another Procedure
c) Another Application
d) None

Q. The RdBMS which satisfies the most number of its Principle among the followings

a) MS SqlServer
b) Oracle 7.3
c) Informix
d) Sybase
Q. Normalization is considered to be complete when it is in

a) Second Form
b) Third Form
c) First Form
d) None

Q. Two databases can be connected with

a) Where Clause
b) creating link
c) using dbo.
d) Both B & C

Q. C++ is similar to that of C in following ways

a) C++ has classes
b) Supports Inheritance
c) File Handling
d) None

Q. Which of the following is not system file.

a) .ini
b) .sys
c) .com
d) None

Q. Following command is used to register any dll or ocx in registry of the system

a) regserver32
b) registersvr
c) regsrv32
d) regsvr32

Q. Which keyword is used to unregister any dll or ocx in registry of the system

a) -u
b) -r
c) -d
d) -x

Q. Which is not the most important & widely used form of Normalization ?

a) Boyce-Codd Normal Form
b) Second Form
c) Third Form
d) Royce-Codd Normal Form

Q. How can the word YES be stored in any array.

array[1] = 'Y'
array[2] = 'E'
array[3] = 'S'
array[4] = '\0'
array[0] = "Y"
array[1] = "E"
array[2] = "S"
array[3] = "\0"
array[1] = "Y"
array[2] = "E"
array[3] = "S"
array[0] = 'Y'
array[1] = 'E'
array[2] = 'S'
array[3] = '\0'
Q. Which of the following keyword is used to exit unconditionally from the batch?

a) go
b) return
c) Begin & End
d) Commit Tran

Q. != is a ---------- operator.

a) relational
b) logical
c) String
d) arithmetic

Q. What was the first name given to Java Programming Language.

a) Oak - Java
b) Small Talk
c) Oak
d) None


Q. The syntax of Java is similar to that of

a) C
b) Small Talk
d) C++

Q. Which of the following statement is true

Table in a database can have
a) One Non-Clustered Index and Many Clustered Indexes.
b) One Clustered Index and Many Non-Clustered Indexes.
c) One Index each of Clustered and Non-Clustered Index.
d) None

Q. Check the error in the following statement

Country[7] = 'CANADA'

a) A string terminator is not added to the string, when declared.
b) Country array should be of six
c) Canada should be specified in double quotes.
d) Country array should have the keyword char to ensure array type.

Q. An application updates table "A",which causes trigger T1 to fire. T1 updates table "B", which in turns fires trigger T2. T2 updates table "A", which causes trigger T1 to fire again. This is an example of

a) Indirect Recursive Trigger
b) direct Recursive Trigger
c) Multiple Trigger
d) Non Recursive Trigger

Q. Linda wants to obtain the nearest integer of a numeric expression for some calculation purpose. Which mathematical function will she use:

a) Round
b) ABS
c) About
d) None

Q. Alphanumeric constants are

a) used for arithmetic calculations
b) Used with double quotas
c) Of integer type or float type
d) Not used for arithmetic calculations

Q. Pseudocode is a

a) set of Instructions to perform a particular task
b) is a formalized graphic representation of program logic.
c) is a algorithm expressed in a simple language
d) Both A & C

Q. A company has closed down its advertisement dept and is now getting all advertisement done by an Ad-Agency. All 20 people working in the dept has quit the job. The dept to which an employee belonged was stored in the "cdept" attribute of "emp" table. Which of the following statement would be used to do the changes in the "emp" table

a) Alter Table
b) Drop Table
c) Delete Table
d) Truncate Table

Q. John wants to retrieve all records from students table who live in any city beginning with WAS . Which of the following statement is to be executed by him

a) Select * from students where city = 'WAS'
b) Select * from students where city = 'WAS%'
c) Select * from students where city in 'WAS'
d) Select * from students where city like 'WAS%'

Q. Why is a Modulo operator used?

a) It is used to determined the remainder, when an integer is divided by another.
b) It is used to calculate the percentage
c) It is used to determine the factorial of a number.
d) It is used as a relational operator.

Q. Consider the following program:

character cName[5] = 'great'
Numeric nNum1,nNum2 =0

For (nNum1 = 0;nNum1=>5;nNum1++)
if(cName[nNum1] == 'a'| cName[nNum1] != 'e'| cName[nNum1] == 'i'| cName[nNum1] != 'o'| cName[nNum1] == 'u'|)
nNum2 ++
display nNum2

What does nNum2 display.

a) 2
b) 1
c) 5
d) 3
Patni Computer Services (PCS) Sample Paper

Q. A man leaves office daily at 7pm A driver with car comes from his home to pick him from office and bring back home
One day he gets free at 5:30 and instead of waiting for driver he starts walking towards home.
In the way he meets the car and returns home on car He reaches home 20 minutes earlier than usual.
In how much time does the man reach home usually??
Ans. 1hr 20min
Q The following truth table is given What is Y equal to??









Ans. (A')(B')(AB) , where ' stands for complement.

Q. A works thrice as much as B. If A takes 60 days less than B to do a work then find the number of days it would take to complete the work if both work together?
Ans. 22½days
Q. How many 1's are there in the binary form of 8*1024 + 3*64 + 3
Ans. 4
Q. In a digital circuit which was to implement (A B) + (A)XOR(B), the designer implements (A B) (A)XOR(B)
What is the probability of error in it ?

Q. A boy has Rs 2. He wins or loses Re 1 at a time If he wins he gets Re 1 and if he loses the game he loses Re 1.
He can loose only 5 times. He is out of the game if he earns Rs 5.
Find the number of ways in which this is possible?
Ans. 16
Q. If there are 1024*1280 pixels on a screen and each pixel can have around 16 million colors
Find the memory required for this?
Ans. 4MB

Q. On a particular day A and B decide that they would either speak the truth or will lie.
C asks A whether he is speaking truth or lying?
He answers and B listens to what he said. C then asks B what A has said B says "A says that he is a liar"
What is B speaking ?
(a) Truth
(b) Lie
(c) Truth when A lies
(d) Cannot be determined
Ans. (b)
Q. What is the angle between the two hands of a clock when time is 8:30
Ans. 75(approx)
Q. A student is ranked 13th from right and 8th from left. How many students are there in totality ?
Q. A man walks east and turns right and then from there to his left and then 45degrees to
his right.In which direction did he go

Ans. North west
Q. A student gets 70% in one subject, 80% in the other. To get an overall of 75% how much should get in third subject.
Q. A man shows his friend a woman sitting in a park and says that she the daughter of my grandmother's only son.
What is the relation between the two

Ans. Daughter
Ramco Sample Paper #1

Directions: Each of the following question has a question and two statements labelled as (i) and (ii). Use the data/information given in (i) and (ii) to decide whether the data are sufficient to answer the question record your answer as
A) If you can get the answer from (1)alone but not from (2)
B) If you can get the answer from (2)alone but not from (1)
C) If can get the answer from (1)and (2)together ,although neither statement by itself suffice
D) If statement (1)alone suffices and statement (2) alone also suffice.
E) If can't get the answer from statements (1) and (2) together and you need more data.
Q1)What will be the population of city X in 1991?
1) Population of the city has 55% annual growth rate
2) in 1991,the population of city X was 8 million

Q2) Was it Rani's birthday yesterday?
1)Lata spends Rs.100 on Rani's birthday
2)Lata spent Rs.100 yesterday
Ans: E

Q3)Is 3*5 or is 4*6 greater ?
1)a*b =b*a
2)a*b is the remainder of ab%(a+b)

Q4)Will the graph X-Y pass through the origin?
1) x proportional to the Y
2)increment in y per units rise of x is fixed.

Q5) What was the value of the machine 2 years ago?
1) the deprecition of the value of the machine per year is 10%
2)present value of the machine is rs 8000/

Q6) What will be the area of a square that can be inscribed in a circle?
1) Radius of the circle is T
2) Length of a diagonal of the square is 2r

Q7) Can it be concluded that the port made more profit in 1988 than in 1987
1) 1987
Total tonnage handled by the port 10 million tonnes
Expenditure made by the port to handle one tonne of cargo Rs.20/-

2) 1988
Total tonnage handled by the port 12.5 million tonnes
Expenditure made by the port to handle one tonne of cargo Rs 25/-

Ans: E
Q8) There are two figures viz., a circle and a square. Which having greater area?
1) Perimeter of the circle is the same as the perimeter of the square.
2) Eleven times the radius is equal to seven times the length of one side of the square.
Ans: D
Q9) A candidate who was found to be under weightin medical test had been selected provisionally subject to his attainment of 60Kg weight within one year. What should be the percentage increase of his weightso that selection is confirmed after one year.
1) Weight (Kg)=16+8 Height (ft) is standard equation for the Indian population. The candidates height is 5.5
2) His present weight is 55Kg.
Ans: D

Q10) Is angle µ=90
1) sin**2(µ)+cos**2(µ)=1
2) sin**2(µ)-+cos**2(µ)=1
Ans: E

Q11) What will be the average age of workers of an Institution after two years?
1) Present average age is 35 years
2) There are total 20 workers in the Institution
Ans: A

Q12) Can it be concluded that firestry is getting increasing importance in India? ( Disregarding the change in money value )
Name of the plan
Expenditure on Forest (Crores of rupees)

First five year plan
Second five year plan

Name of the plan
Expenditure on Forest
(Crores of rupees)

First five year plan
Second five year plan

Ans: E

Q13) Is AB>AM ( A Triangle is given )
1) AB2) M is any point other than B and C on BC
Ans: E

Q14) Is X^2+Y^21) 02) 0Ans: C

Q15) Can it be concluded that angle ABO = angle ODC
1) ABCD is a Parallelogram and O is the point of intersection of the diagonals.
2) Angle DOC =75deg. and angle DAO =35deg.
Ans: A

Q16) What is the value of x+y?
1) 2y=x+6
2) 5x=10y-30
Ans: E

Q17) How many students are there in the class?
1) 30 students play foot ball and 40 play cricket .
2)Each student plays either foot ball or cricket or both.
Ans: E

Q18) What is the value of a:b?
1) a=x+10%ofx
2) b=a+10%ofa
Ans: B

Q19) What is the maximum value of the expression 5+8x-8x^2?
1) x is real
2) x is not positive
Ans: C

Q20) What will be the value of the greatest angle of the triangle ABC?
1) Angles of the triangle are in the ration 2:5:3
2) The side opposite to the greatest angle is the longest side.
Ans: A

Q21) What is the range of values of x?
1)( x-2 ) / ( 2x + 5 ) < 1/3
2)2x /3 + 17/3 > 3x - 20
Ans: D

Q22) Of the two which one is the greater -- -3/x , -3/y?
1) x,y>0
2) xAns: C

Q23) What percentage of the candidates passed both in science and mathematics?
1) 52 percent of the candidates failed in science
2) 42% of the candidates failed in mathematics
Ans: C

Q24) How much pure H2SO4 (Hydro Sulphuric Acid) should be added to bring down the percentage of impuritity to 5%?
1). 50 liters of pure H2SO4 was diluted
2). dilution was to the extent of 20%

Q25) What is the cost of building when archtects feeses was 70,000
1. Architect gets 10% for the first Rs. 50000 of the cost of building
2. Architect gets 3% on the cost of the building over 50000

Q26) What is the value of BC?( here one triangle figure is there )
1). AP=4
2). PQ=5
Ans: E

Q27) What is the area of the shaded portion (assume AB, CD are arcs of two circles with centre at 0.)Here one arc figure is there
1). CA=20m
2). CB=5m

Q28) What is the area of the greatest circle that can be out from rectangular paper
1). length of the paper is 30cm
2). Width of the paper is 21cm

Q29) Y is what percentage of X?
1). 0.3x=Y
2). 3x-10y=0

Q30) What is the area of the trapezium abcd where ab is 5cm
1. BC=7CM
2. AB+CD= 16CM

Directions :- Each sentence below has one or two blanks.Choose the word from the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Q31) The air was bitter cold, the temperature well below the freezing point , yet they found themselves ------ freely as they clambered up the steep northern slope
Ans: disporting

Q32) We were taken when we heard of his defection , never having suspected that he was anything but loyal. So capable had been his ---- or and devotion to cease
Ans: presentiment

Q33) War and peace are mutually ------- states of being and war to preserve peace is not a paradox . It is a -----
Ans: incompatible -- contradiction

Q34) Although the injury appeared ------, the examination by the ophthomologist revealed that he would need immediate surgery to save his sight.
Ans: superficial
Q35 to Q40 - On similar pattern as above.

Q41. corroborative ---- refutable
Q42. obnoxious ---- harmless
Q43. sanction ---- hinder
Q44. empirical ---- experimental
Q45. aborigine ---- emigrant

Directions for questions 56- 60 . Questions 56 -60 are based on the following information:
A port has four berths W,V,X,Y. Of these two are general cargo berth, one is a fertiliser berth and one is for liquid cargo, When vessel A arrived it was berthed at berth V but vessel B which along with A had to wait prior to berthing as vessel C was working in berth Y and vessel D was working in berth W .Vessel E came to unload fertiliser and did not have to wait. All are specilised berths i.e. general cargo vessel has to work only in a general cargo berth. So is true for fertiliser vessel and liquid cargo vessel.
Q56. The vessel E should be alotted to the berth.
Ans: X

Q57. Which of the following berth can accept a vessel carrying liquid cargo--W, V, X, Y
Ans: V

Q58. Which of the following is not a general cargo vessel--A ,B, C, D, E

Q59. Total number of general cargo vessels mentioned in the above description is

Q60. Whcih of the following allotments is possible
Ans: B to W
Ramco Sample Paper #2

1) Find the output for the following C program
char *p1="Name";
char *p2;
p2=(char *)malloc(20);
Ans. An empty string

2) Find the output for the following C program
int x=20,y=35;
x = y++ + x++;
y = ++y + ++x;
printf("%d %d\n",x,y);
Ans. 57 94

3) Find the output for the following C program
int x=5;
printf("%d %d %d\n",x,x<<2,x>>2);
Ans. 5 20 1

4) Find the output for the following C program
#define swap1(a,b) a=a+b;b=a-b;a=a-b;
int x=5,y=10;
printf("%d %d\n",x,y);
printf("%d %d\n",x,y);
int swap2(int a,int b)
int temp;
Ans. 10 5

5) Find the output for the following C program
char *ptr = "Ramco Systems";
Ans. Samco Systems

6) Find the output for the following C program
char s1[]="Ramco";
char s2[]="Systems";
Ans. Compilation error giving it cannot be an modifiable 'lvalue'

7) Find the output for the following C program
char *p1;
char *p2;
p1=(char *) malloc(25);
p2=(char *) malloc(25);
Ans. RamcoSystems

8) Find the output for the following C program given that
[1]. The following variable is available in file1.c
static int average_float;
Ans. All the functions in the file1.c can access the variable

9) Find the output for the following C program
# define TRUE 0
some code
some code
Ans. This won't go into the loop as TRUE is defined as 0

10) Find the output for the following C program
int x=10;
printf("First output: %d\n",x);
printf("Second Output : %d\n",x);
printf("Third Output : %d\n",x);
return (x+=10);
Ans. 12 1 1

11) Find the output for the following C program
int x=10,y=15;
printf("%d %d\n",x,y);
Ans. 11 16

12) Find the output for the following C program
int a=0;
if(a=0) printf("Ramco Systems\n");
printf("Ramco Systems\n");
Ans. Ony one time "Ramco Systems" will be printed

13) Find the output for the following C program
int SumElement(int *,int);
void main(void)
int x[10];
int i=10;
int SumElement(int array[],int size)
int i=0;
float sum=0;
return sum;

Q14) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
int printf(const char*,...);
void main(void)
int i=100,j=10,k=20;
-- int sum;
float ave;
char myformat[]="ave=%.2f";

Q15) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
int a[10];
printf("%d",((a+9) + (a+1)));

Q16) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void)
struct s{
int x;
float y;
union u{
int x;
float y;
} u1;
u1=(union u)s1;
printf("%d and %f",u1.x,u1.y);

Q17) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void)
unsigned int c;
unsigned x=0x3;
case 3: printf("Hello!\t");
case 2: printf("Welcome\t");
case 1: printf("To All\t");

Q18) Find the output for the following C program
int fn(void);
void print(int,int(*)());
int i=10;
void main(void)
int i=20;
void print(int i,int (*fn1)())
int fn(void)

Q19) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
char numbers[5][6]={"Zero","One","Two","Three","Four"};
printf("%s is %c",&numbers[4][0],numbers[0][0]);

Q20) Find the output for the following C program
int bags[5]={20,5,20,3,20};
void main(void)
int pos=5,*next();
printf("%d %d %d",pos,*next(),bags[0]);
int *next()
int i;
if (bags[i]==20)

Q21) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void)
int y,z;
int x=y=z=10;
int f=x;
float ans=0.0;
f *=x*y;
printf("%d %.2f",f,ans);

Q22) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
double dbl=20.4530,d=4.5710,dblvar3;
double dbln(void);
double dbln(void)
double dblvar3;

Q23) Find the output for the following C program
static int i=5;
void main(void)
int sum=0;

Q24) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void)
int oldvar=25,newvar=-25;
int swap(int,int);
printf("Numbers are %d\t%d",newvar,oldvar);
int swap(int oldval,int newval)
int tempval=oldval;

Q25) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
int i=100,j=20;

Q26) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
int newval(int);
void main(void)
int ia[]={12,24,45,0};
int i;
int sum=0;
printf("Sum= %d",sum);
int newval(int x)
static int div=1;

Q27) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
int var1,var2,var3,minmax;

Q28) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
void pa(int *a,int n);
int arr[5]={5,4,3,2,1};
void pa(int *a,int n)
int i;

Q29) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
void print(void);
void f1(void)

Q30) Find the output for the following C program
#include "6.c"
void print(void)
extern void f1(void);
static void f1(void)
printf("\n static f1().");

Q31) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
static int i=50;
int print(int i);
void main(void)
static int i=100;
int print(int x)
static int i=2;

Q32) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
typedef struct NType
int i;
char c;
long x;
} NewType;
void main(void)
NewType *c;
c=(NewType *)malloc(sizeof(NewType));

Q33) Find the output for the following C program
void main(void);
const int k=100;
void main(void)
int a[100];
int sum=0;

Satyam : Company Profile

Sample Paper
Profile of the company

 Written Test

The Satyam paper provided here is a two year old paper. The pattern could have changed by now. We will try to get the latest papers as soon as possible. The paper is primarily divided into 2 sections:

Section #1
This section tests a candidate's logical and analytical ability along with the vocabulary.The questions asked in this section are based on the CAT pattern.
For the quantitative part,it is advisable to solve speed and distance, pipes and cisterns and time and work problems from R.S. Aggarwal's Mathematicatics for MBA or any other management entrance coaching material.

Other refrences:Barron's GMAT preparation guide.

This is the technical section.Along with the candidate's grasp on the subject, the section also tests the general awareness of the candidate in his/her technical field.
You may also be asked to write basic programs like finding the factorial of a number,squares of n natural numbers , etc.
Click here to see the sample test.
 Interview

The interview consists of two stages :Technical and HR .In the technical interview candidates can be asked questions on:
1.Operating Sytems
2.Data Structures.
3. C.
(for computer students)

1.Microprocessors architecture of 8085.
2.Digital Circuits and Logic Design.
3.Basic Electronics.
4.Communications(questions pertaining to AM,FM,etc.)
5.Computer Networks.
(for electronics students)

 Profile

Satyam, a SEI-CMM Level 5 company, offers a range of expertise in the areas of Information Technology: Software Development Services, Systems Integration, ERP Solutions, Product Development, Internet access & hosting services, Electronic Commerce and Consulting. Satyam has nearly 6,000 IT professionals, who operate out of its state-of-the-art software development centers located in India, the USA, Japan, Singapore and the UK. These Centers work as an extended enterprise (IT partner) for over 150 Fortune 500 and multinational clients worldwide

Satyam, a multifaceted, totally integrated IT solutions provider is engaged in application development and maintenance, systems integration, datamarts, conversion and migration, Euro currency and engineering services (CAD/CAM/CAE).
It specializes in customized IT solutions for industries in the areas of Manufacturing, Financial services, Insurance, Transportation, Telecom, Healthcare and Power. The company also offers Network and network-enabled services in India. It provides Internet access & hosting services, Intranet, e-mail, EDI, store & forward, and online information services.
For more information about this company visit their homesite at http://www.satyam.com/
Satyam Sample Paper

Directions: Each question given below consists of a word, followed by four words or phrases. Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in the question.
1. Disregarded
(a) heed
(b) hopeful
(c) evade
(d) dense
Ans. (a)
2. Obviate
(a) becloud
(b) necessitate
(c) rationalize
(d) execute
Ans. (b)

3. Superficial
(a) profound
(b) exaggerated
(c) subjective
(d) spirited
Ans. (a)

4. Abide
(a) retract an offer
(b) refuse to endure
(c) shield from harm
(d) exonerate
Ans. (b)<>
6. A Brown female could have had
I. a grandfather born Red
II. a grandmother born Red
III. two grandfathers born Brown
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) I and II only
(d) II and III only
(e) I,II and III
Ans. (c)
7. A male born into the Brown group may have
(a) an uncle in either group
(b) a Brown daughter
(c) a Brown son
(d) a son-in-law born into the Red group
(e) a daughter-in-law in the Red group
Ans. (a)
8. Which of the following is not permitted under the rules stated?
(a) A Brown male marrying his father's sister
(b) A Red female marrying her mother's brother
(c) A man born Red, who is now a widower, marrying his brother's widow
(d) A widower marrying his wife's sister
(e) A widow marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband
Ans. (b)
9. If widowers and divorced males retained the group they had upon marrying, which of the following would have been permissible? (Assume no previous marriages occurred)
(a) A woman marrying her dead sister's husband
(b) A woman marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband.
(c) A widower marrying his brother's daughter
(d) A woman marrying her mother's brother, who is a widower
(e) A divorced male marrying his ex-wife's divorced sister
Ans. (d)
Questions 10-13
Tom wishes to enroll in Latin AA, Sanskrit A, Armenian Literature 221, and Celtic Literature 701.
Latin AA meets five days a week, either from 9 to 11 A.M or from 2 to 4 P.M.
Sanskrit A meets either Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 3 P.M., or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
from 10 A.M to 12 noon.
Armenian Literature 221 meets either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 to 2 P.M., or Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M
Celtic Literature 701 meets by arrangement with the instructor, the only requirement being that it meet for one four-hour session or two two-hour sessions per week, between 9A.M and 4 P.M from Monday to Friday, beginning on the hour.

10. Which combination is impossible for Tom?
(a) Latin in the morning, Sanskrit on Tuesday and Thursday, and Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
(b) Latin in the afternoon and Sanskrit and Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
(c) Latin in the afternoon, Sanskrit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,and Armenian Literature on Tuesday and Thursday
(d) Latin in the morning and Sanskrit and Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
(e) Latin in the afternoon, Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesda and Friday, and Celtic Literature on Tuesday
Ans. (d)
11. Which of the following gives the greatest number of alternatives for scheduling Celtic Literature, assuming that all other courses
(a) Latin in the afternoon and Armenian Literature Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(b) Sanskrit on Tuesday and Thursday and Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(c) Latin in the afternoon and Armenian Literature Tuesday and Thursday
(d) Latin in the morning and Sanskrit on Tuesday and Thursday
(e) Sanskrit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. and Armenian Literature on Tuesday and Thursday
Ans. (a)
12. If the Celtic instructor insists on holding at least one session on Friday, in which of the following can Tom enroll?
(I) Armenian Literature on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
(II) Sanskrit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) both I and II
(d) I or II but not both
(e) neither I nor II
Ans. (d)
13. Which of the following additional courses, meeting as indicated, can Tom take?
(a) Maths--Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10A.M to 12 noon
(b) French--Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11A.M to 12:30 P.M
(c) English--Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 P.M
(d) Japenese--Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 P.M
(e) Old Norse-Icelandic--Monday only from 12 to 3 P.M
Ans. (b)
Questions 14-18
(1) Ashland is north of East Liverpool and west of Coshocton
(2) Bowling Green is north of Ashland and west of Fredericktown
(3) Dover is south and east of Ashland
(4) East Liverpool is north of Fredricktown and east of Dover
(5) Fredricktown is north of Dover and west of Ashland
(6) Coshocton is south of Fredricktown and west of Dover

14. Which of the towns mentioned is furthest to the northwest ?
(a) Ashland
(b) Bowling Green
(c) Coshocton
(d) East Liverpool
(e) Fredericktown
Ans. (b)

15. Which of the following must be both north and east of Fredricktown?
(I) Ashland
(II) Coshocton
(III) East Liverpool
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) III only
(d) I and II
(e) I and III
Ans. (e)

16. Which of the following towns must be situated both south and west of at least one other town?
(a) Ashland only
(b) Ashland and Fredricktown
(c) Dover and Fredricktown
(d) Dover,Coshocton and Fredricktown
(e) Dover,Coshocton and East Liverpool
Ans. (d)

17. Which of the following statements, if true, would make the information in the numbered statements more specific?
(a) Coshocton is north of Dover
(b) East Liverpool is north of Dover
(c) Ashland is east of Bowling Green
(d) Coshocton is east of Fredericktown
(e) Bowling Green is north of Fredericktown
Ans. (a)

18. Which of the numbered statements gives information that can be deduced from one or more of the other statement?
(a) (1)
(b) (2)
(c) (3)
(d) (4)
(e) (6)
Ans. (c)

Questions 19-22
Spelunkers International offers exploring tours in eight caves: Abbott, Benny, Caeser, Dangerfield, Ewell, Fields, Guinness, and Hope
(1) Class 1 spelunkers may not attempt cave Ewell, Fields or Hope
(2) Class 2 spelunkers may not attempt Hope
(3) Class 3 spelunkers may attempt any cave
(4) Cave Caesar may be attempted only by spelunkers who have previously explored cave Benny
(5) Cave Fields may be attempted only by spelunkers who have previously explored cave Ewell
(6) Only two of caves Benny, Caeser, Ewell, Fields, and Hope may be attempted by any explorer in a single tour

19. A class 2 spelunker who has previously explored cave Ewell may be restricted in choosing a tour by which rule(s)?
(I) Rule(4)
(II) Rule(5)
(III) Rule(6)
(a) I only
(b) II only
(c) I and III only
(d) II and III only
(e) I, II and III
Ans. (c)
20. In how many different ways may a class 1 spelunker who has never explored any of the eightcaves before set up a tour of three caves, if she wishes to explore caves Abbott and Caesar?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5
(e) 6
Ans. (b)
21. What is the maximum number of caves that a class 3 spelunker who has previously explored only cave Benny may include
in a single tour?
(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) 7
(e) 8
Ans. (b)
22. If x + y = 3 and y/x= 2 then y = ?
(a) 0
(b) 1/2
(c) 1
(d) 3/2
(e) 2
Ans. (e)
23. How many squares with sides 1/2 inch long are needed to cover a rectangle that is 4 ft long and 6 ft wide
(a) 24
(b) 96
(c) 3456
(d) 13824
(e) 14266
24. If a=2/3b , b=2/3c, and c=2/3d what part of d is b/
(a) 8/27
(b) 4/9
(c) 2/3
(d) 75%
(e) 4/3
Ans. (b)
25. Successive discounts of 20% and 15% are equal to a single discount of
(a) 30%
(b) 32%
(c) 34%
(d) 35%
(e) 36
Ans. (b)
26. The petrol tank of an automobile can hold g liters.If a liters was removed when the tank was full, what part of the full tank was removed?
(c) a/g
(d) (g-a)/a
(e) (g-a)/g
Ans. (c)
27.If x/y=4 and y is not '0' what % of x is 2x-y


Ans. (b)
28.If 2x-y=4 then 6x-3y=?

Ans. (b)
29.If x=y=2z and xyz=256 then what is the value of x?


Ans. (b)
30. (1/10)18 - (1/10)20 = ?
(a) 99/1020
(b) 99/10
(c) 0.9
(d) none of these
Ans. (a)
31. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank
(a) 17 1/7 mins
(b) 20 mins
(c) 8 mins
(d) none of these
Ans. (a)
32. Thirty men take 20 days to complete a job working 9 hours a day.How many hour a day should 40 men work to complete the job?
(a) 8 hrs
(b) 7 1/2 hrs
(c) 7 hrs
(d) 9 hrs
Ans. (b)
33. Find the smallest number in a GP whose sum is 38 and product 1728
(a) 12
(b) 20
(c) 8
(d) none of these
Ans. (c)
34. A boat travels 20 kms upstream in 6 hrs and 18 kms downstream in 4 hrs.Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the water current?
(a) 1/2 kmph
(b) 7/12 kmph
(c) 5 kmph
(d) none of these
Ans. (b)
35. A goat is tied to one corner of a square plot of side 12m by a rope 7m long.Find the area it can graze?
(a) 38.5 sq.m
(b) 155 sq.m
(c) 144 sq.m
(d) 19.25 sq.m
Ans. (a)

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1. Who is the father of computers
3. Which was intel's first microprocessor
4. Convert 1024 (in decimal) to octa and hexadecimal form
5. First microprocessor was
(a) 8085
(b) 8088
(c) 8086
(d) 80487

6. Give the name of a processor produced by mortorola?
7. What is the full form of WindowsNT ?
8. What is the difference between 8087 and 8086
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 Profile
Siemens Information Systems Limited (SISL) is a subsidiary of Siemens - the foremost electrical and electronics company in India.
Siemens today is the acknowledged leader and the pioneering spirit in areas as diverse as industrial automation, medical engineering, power generation, telecommunications and railway signalling. SISL has the benefit of its links with Siemens Business Services, Europe's undisputed leader in information technology.
The main areas of SISL's expertise lies in offering hardware independent software solutions and high-end consultancy to both Indian and global markets.
SISL has over 900 professionals working on various development projects and product development worldwide, as software specialists and application consultants
The company has its corporate office in Mumbai with branches in Gurgaon, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Pune.
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