Sample Paper 1 Analytics Hiring

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Total Questions: 60 Test Duration: 90 minutes

Offline Test Instructions:

1. This test comprises of four sections:

Section Number Section Name Total Questions

1 Analytical Reasoning 15

2 Numerical Ability 15

3 Verbal Reasoning 15

4 Insurance 15

2. Fill in all your details as required in the answer sheet.

3. Fill the circles either with HB pencil or Black pen to provide your answers. 4. Every question has four choices with only one correct answer for each question. 5. All Sections are mandatory.

6. White sheet will be provided for your calculation and scribbling.

7. You will be disqualified if you are found talking/copying/assisting any of your co-examinees. 8. Do not use any tools like calculators/mobile phones during the test.

9. You are required to switch off your mobile phones, pager or any other electronic gadgets that belongs to you.

10. In case of any assistance please consult the examiner.

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Section 1: Analytical Reasoning

Directions for questions 1, 2, 3 and 4: Study the following information and answer the questions given below.

There are six men A, B, C, D, E and F, who plays 3 games – Billiards, Snookers and Pool. Each game is played by exactly 2 players.

I. When B plays Billiards, C must play Pool. II. When E plays Snookers, A must play Pool. III. B and D always play the same game. IV. F never plays pool.

V. When C plays Billiards, A must play Snooker. 1) If A plays Pool, who else plays Pool?

A) C B) E C) B

D) Either C or E

2) If E and A play the same game which games can C and F play? A) Snooker and Pool

B) Snooker and Billiards C) Only Snooker

D) Pool, Snooker and Billiards

3) If A plays Billiards, who could play with him? B) Only C

C) Only E D) Only F E) Either E or F

4) If E plays Snooker, who plays Pool? A) B and D

B) A and C C) A and F D) B and E

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5) In a certain code, TERRIFIC is written as TERFRICI. How is PATHETIC written in that code? A) PATTEHIC

B) PATTHECI C) TAPTHECI D) TAPTEHIC

6) In a certain code LIVING is written as 101214121811. What is the code for GIVING? A) 111214121810

B) 111214121811 C) 111214121812 D) 111214121011

7) Direction: In the following question, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that in the original pair Football: Goal: Cricket: :____________

A) Ball B) Stump C) Runs D) Bat

8) A person started travelling from a junction A to B which is 20 m far. From B he took a right turn and travelled 15 m and reached another junction C from where he turned towards his left. After travelling 10 m in the same direction he reached junction D and he took a right turn there. After travelling 5 m he reached junction E. From E he again took a right turn and travelled 30 m to reach junction F. How far is junction A and F?

A) 35 m B) 20 m C) 70 m D) 50 m

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A) A B) B C) C D) D

10) Consider the following shapes:

What will be the code for the shape given below?

A) (i) B) (ii) C) (iii) D) (iv)

Directions for questions 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15: Read the following information and answer the questions given below.

Exports of Goods from India (Rs. In Crores) Year Total Exports Engineering Goods

Exported

1978 5143 552

1979 5404 624

1980 5426 717

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11) Over the four – year period from 1978 to 1981 the Total Exports went up by A) Rs. 8,560

B) Rs. 85,600 C) Rs. 856 Crore D) Rs. 856 Lakh

12) The fall in Engineering Goods in 1981 from that in 1980 was nearly A) 91 %

B) 9 % C) 6 % D) 4 %

13) What percent (approx.) of Total Exports was Engineering Goods in 1981? A) 12 %

B) 11 % C) 14 % D) 9 %

14) Percentage growth of Engineering Goods in 1979 to 1980 exceeded the percentage growth of Total Exports over the same period by nearly

A) 7.2 % B) 21.2 % C) 14.5 % D) 13.6 %

15) What is the ratio of total Engineering goods exported during 1978 - 1981 to the total goods exported in 1978?

A) 0.75 B) 0.50 C) 0.60 D) 0.40

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Section 2: Numerical Ability

1) 16 litres of kerosene is mixed with 5 litres of petrol. The price of kerosene is Rs 12 per litre and the price of petrol is Rs 33 per litre. The average price of the mixture per litre is:

A) Rs 15 B) Rs 17 C) Rs 23 D) Rs 27

2) A sells a painting to B at 4/5th the rate of profit at which B sells it to C. Further C sells it to D at half the rate of profit at which A sold it to B. If C earns a profit of 10% by selling it to D for Rs 2805. What is the cost price of painting for B?

A) Rs. 1896 B) Rs. 2040 C) Rs. 1680 D) Rs. 2000

3) J and K can do a piece of work in 16 and 20 days respectively. How long will it take to finish the work if K is to be replaced by L after 2 days? Given that, L and K can together finish the work in 12 days.

A) 7.8 days B) 10.1 days C) 8 days D) 9.2 days

4) In a 1000 m race A gives a headstart of 100 m to B and beats him by 200 m. In the same race A gives a headstart of 100 m to C and beats him by 300 m. By how many meters would B beat C in a 50 m race?

A) 6.66 m B) 7.14 m C) 8 m D) 8.5 m

5) The ratio of income of A and B is 3 : 5. The sum of their expenditure is Rs. 9000 and the amount of savings of A is equal to the amount of expenditure of B. What is the sum of their savings? A) Rs. 22,000

B) Rs. 24,000 C) Rs. 18,000 D) Rs. 15,000

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6) A person in car completes a journey without stopping in 9 h. If he had travelled 8 km an hour faster, he would have done the journey in 6 h. What is his original speed?

A) 27 km/h B) 16 km/h C) 24 km/h D) 18 km/h

7) Find out the wrong number in the following series: 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 43, 56

A) 8 B) 16 C) 22 D) 43

8) Mr. D has 5 friends. In how many ways can he invite one or more of them to a dinner? A) 31

B) 55 C) 13 D) 25

9) Given that the sum of two non-negative quantities is 200, the probability that their product is not less than 3 / 4 times their greatest product value is :

A) 99 / 200 B) 101 / 200 C) 87 / 100 D) 75 / 100

10) 6 years ago Ram’s age was three times of Sunil’s age. Ram’s age will be 5/3 times that of Sunil's age after 6 years from now. What will be Sunil’s age after 6 years?

A) 12 years B) 16 years C) 18 years D) 24 years

11) At a certain rate of simple interest Rs 900 amounted to Rs 1260 in 4 year. If the rate of interest be decreased by 2 %, what will be the amount after 4 years?

A) Rs 1338 B) Rs 1188 C) Rs 1378 D) Rs 1128

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12) In an event of 2 games 75 % of the participants won game 1, 70 % won game 2, 23 % lost both games and 102 won both the games. Find the number of participants in the event?

A) 180 B) 150 C) 145 D) 140

13) There are 3 pipes pipe 1, pipe 2 and pipe 3 connected to a tank. Pipe 1 and 2 fill the tank in 3 hours and 4 hours respectively while pipe 3 empty the tank in 5 hours. If the tank is empty and all three pipes are opened, then how much time will it take to fill the tank completely?

A) 23 / 60 hours B) 12 / 7 hours C) 7 / 12 hours D) 60 / 23 hours

14) A 175 m long train crosses a man walking at a speed of 9 km/h in the opposite direction in 10 sec. The speed of the train (in km/h) is:

A) 45 B) 54 C) 72 D) 68

15) Even after reducing the marked price of a pen by Rs. 32, a shopkeeper makes a profit of 15 %. If the cost price be Rs. 320, what percentage of profit does he make if he sells the pen at the marked price?

A) 25 % B) 20 % C) 10 % D) 30 %

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Section 3: Verbal Reasoning

Direction for questions 1 and 2: In the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Find out which pair words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

1) The quality of ______ between individuals and the organization for which they work can be ______ to the benefit of both the parties.

A) life, conceptualized B) interaction, improved C) service, evaluated

D) sophistication, developed

2) It is foolish to vent your spleen on ______ object; still, you make _____ enemies that way? A) an inanimate, fewer

B) an immobile, bitter C) an interesting, curious D) an insipid, dull

Direction for question 3: The sentence below has a blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the phrase from the options that, when inserted in the blank, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

3) The great divide in competencies lies between the mind and the heart, or more technically, _____________________.

A) between devotion and meditation B) between relation and intelligence C) between cognition and emotion D) between cooperation and synergism

Direction for questions 4 and 5: Choose the most logical order of sentences from the given choices to construct a given paragraph.

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A. A well-read man steeped in tradition and idealism, he had delved deep into western and Tamil literary classics.

B. He never experimented with his style, though he had acquired great knowledge about western literature though voracious reading.

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C. A native of Sivaganga district, he started writing at the age of 25 and his works were published in all popular magazines.

D. N. Chidambara Subramanian, whose birth centenary is being celebrated, was one of the writers of Manikodi, a magazine that set the benchmark for modern Tamil literary tradition in the 1930s.

E. An auditor by training, Chidambara Subramanian worked for Vahini Studios as general manager for 25 years.

A) DCAEB B) EADCB C) DABEC D) DBCAE 5)

A. Bamboos seldom and unpredictably flower, and the frequency of flowering varies greatly from species to species. Once flowering takes place, a plant will decline and often die entirely.

B. Clumping bamboo species tend to spread slowly, as the growth pattern of the rhizomes is to simply expand the root mass gradually, similar to ornamental grasses.

C. They spread mainly through their roots and / or rhizomes, which can spread widely underground and send up new culms to break through the surface.

D. "Running" bamboos, on the other hand, need to be taken care of in cultivation because of their potential for aggressive behaviour.

E. The two general patterns for the growth of bamboo are "clumping" (sympodial) and "running" (monopodial).

A) ABCED B) EBDCA C) DABEC D) ECABD

Direction for questions 6, 7 and 8: A part / whole of the question given below is underlined. The question is followed by four alternatives to replace the underlined part of the sentence. Choose the best alternative that is grammatically correct.

6) Please explain me if large salary gaps exist between unskilled and skilled workers, and between the hierarchical levels.

A) Please explain me if B) Please explain that C) Please explain if D) Please explain to me if

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7) The generation that is falling behind in emotional intelligence enter the workforce today. A) Enter the workforce today

B) Is entering the workforce today C) Had entered the workforce today D) Will enter the workforce today

8) Services like banking, shopping and traveling have been getting more and more clicks against entertainment in the past few years

A) Services like banking, shopping and traveling have been getting more and more clicks against entertainment in the past few years.

B) Services like banking, shopping and travel have been getting more and more clicks as against entertainment in the past few years.

C) Services like banking, shopping and traveling have been getting more and more clicks as against entertaining the past few years.

D) Services like banking, shopping and travel are been getting more and more clicks as against entertainment in the past few years.

Direction for questions 9, 10 and 11: Below sentence/s has four underlined words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose the word/s or phrase/s which is / are wrong or inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

9) The bridge was more fewer then (A) ten years old, / and the best experts was (B) at a loss to explain why it had snapped cleanly in two, / sending (C) a dozen cars / into the watery (D) depths of the river below.

A) (A) and (B) B) (B) and (D) C) (A) and (C) D) (C) and (D)

10) Many people (A) are afraid / to gather (B) wild mushrooms, / probably because they are quiet (C) rightly / vary (D) of picking poisonous ones.

A) (A) and (B) B) (C) and (D) C) (A) only D) (B) and (D)

11) It is excepted (A) / that the effects of weathering (B) / will ensure (C) that these new sections of oak / become more discreet (D) with time.

A) (A) only B) (A) and (B) C) (B) and (C) D) (A) and (D)

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Direction for questions 12, 13, 14 and 15: Given below is a short passage. Read the passage carefully. The passage is accompanied by a set of questions based on the passage or grammar. Answer the question according to what is stated or implied in the passage.

According to the latest annual report released by Ministry of Labour and Employment, our current unemployment rate is 9.4 percent. Unemployment is higher in rural areas than in urban areas - 10.1 percent versus 7.3 percent. These numbers have increased from the previous year and perhaps supply evidence that our economy, buffeted by the twin forces of global weakness in demand and government paralysis, is slowing down. But what exactly do these numbers mean? And how reliable are they?

The meaning depends on how unemployment and related terms are defined. As these definitions change, or are interpreted differently, population and unemployment statistics also change. Unemployment rates may rise or fall merely because of a change in definition, rather than because of actual changes in the labour market.

Reliability is affected by the coverage of the survey, sampling techniques, the training and experience of the surveyors and the categorization of surveyed individuals by employment status. Going through the definition of unemployment as listed in the ministry report, it struck me that the definition was rather non-specific: the unemployment rate is the ratio between those out of work but looking for a job and those in the labour force, which is the sum of the employed and the unemployed-seeking-work.

12) The main idea of the passage is:

A) The alarming statistics of increased unemployment

B) The report released by the government cannot be relied on

C) If the definition of unemployment is changed, the survey can be accurately conducted D) There are many ways of defining unemployment

13) According to the definition , the unemployment rate:

A) Ratio between those looking for job and employed population B) Cannot be deduced

C) Ratio between the unemployed and the employed D) Does not includes employed population

14) In the statement " As these definitions change, or are interpreted differently, population and unemployment statistics also change" the underlined part can be re-written as:

A) When these definitions change, or are interpreted differently B) Since these definitions change or are interpreted differently

C) The sooner these definitions change, and are interpreted differently D) While these definitions change, or are interpreted differently

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15) The word "buffeted" in the passage refers to: A) Interrupted

B) Stricken C) Grinded D) Assisted

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Section 4: Insurance

1) Mr. Y wants to buy a Life Insurance. What would you suggest is the right time for taking life insurance?

I. When he is about to get married. II. When he has a job.

III. When he becomes a father.

A) Only I B) I and II C) Only III D) I, II and III

2) Insurance is important under which of the following considerations: A) It is certain that something adverse will happen.

B) It is unlikely that something adverse will happen. C) When an adverse happening is certain.

D) When an adverse happening cannot be predicted.

3) Which of the following insurance policy will cover the cost of medical treatments? A) Health Insurance

B) Gap Insurance C) Auto Insurance D) Causality Insurance

4) Which one of the following statements is correct?

A) People hesitate to buy life insurance because they are not aware of their present needs. B) People hesitate to buy life insurance because they prefer to enjoy the present.

C) People hesitate to buy life insurance because they are not aware of future needs due to expense or contingency.

D) People hesitate to buy life insurance as they do not have money.

5) An Amount which is paid to buy a policy is known as: A) Premium

B) Service charges C) Broker charges D) Agent charges

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6) To become a licensed insurance agent which exam has to be passed? A) Exam conducted by IRDA

B) Exam conducted by SEBI C) Exam conducted by RBI D) Exam conducted by SBI

7) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

Statement (I): Life Insurance is a way to protect the life of the person insured.

Statement (II): Life Insurance is a way to decrease the financial impact of sudden death.

A) Only statement (I) is correct B) Only statement (II) is correct

C) Both statements (I) and (II) are correct D) Both statements (I) and (II) are incorrect

8) For getting insurance one needs to pay --- and get money through---. A) Compensation, Claims

B) Claims, Premium C) Premium, Claims D) Fees, Claims

9) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

Statement (I): Agents are usually attached to branches of insurance offices. Statement (II): An Insurance agent is responsible for Insurance sales. A) Only statement (I) is correct

B) Only statement (II) is correct

C) Both statements (I) and (II) are correct D) Both statements (I) and (II) are incorrect 10) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

Statement (I): The agent is expected to visit the prospects and clients. Statement (II): A prospect is entitled to ask to see the agent’s identity card. A) Only statement (I) is correct

B) Only statement (II) is correct

C) Both statements (I) and (II) are correct D) Both statements (I) and (II) are incorrect

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11) RBP stands for

A) Reserve Bank Policy B) Retirement Benefit Plan C) Regular Business Policy D) Retirement Based Policy

12) To make accurate statistical estimates insurance risks must be handled as per the law of A) Law of Inertia

B) Law of Large Numbers C) Law of Large Groups

D) None of the above

13) The bonus which attaches to the policy immediately on declaration is called ___________ bonus A) Immediate

B) Reversionary C) Technical D) Final

14) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? I) Insurance is necessary to cover risk of living too long. II) Insurance helps one to be less dependent on others.

A) Only statement (I) is correct B) Only statement (II) is correct

C) Both statements (I) and (II) are correct D) Both statements (I) and (II) are incorrect

15) State which one of the following statements is correct

I) In group insurance, a single policy is issued covering many persons. II) A master policy covers servants of a master.

A) Only statement (I) is correct B) Only statement (II) is correct

C) Both statements (I) and (II) are correct D) Both statements (I) and (II) are incorrect

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