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BSNL Management Training (MT) 2019 Examination, conducted in online Mode, has: a duration of 3 hour, a maximum score of 450 marks, and consists of 3 sections, namely – Management Aptitude, Cognitive Ability and Technical knowledge. There is a Negative marking in BSNL MT exam and 25% marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the BSNL MT exam.

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Components Marks Duration
Section-I - Management Aptitude 150 3 Hours (10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.)
Section-II - Cognitive Ability 150
Section-III - Technical knowledge 150
Total 450

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BSNL MT External Cognitive Ability Syllabus:
This section would gauge overall cognitive ability of the candidate on following parameters as per the syllabus given below:
    (1) Quantitative ability & data sufficiency
    (2) Reasoning (e.g. analytical, logical, critical reasoning)
    (3) Verbal ability, reading comprehension and analysis

Below mentioned are the different categories of Sample questions in the BSNL MT Cognitive Ability Section.

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Quantitative ability & data sufficiency:
1. Ten years ago, P was half of Q's age. If the ratio of their present ages is 3:4, what will be the total of their present ages?
    A. 45 B. 40 C. 35 D. 30
Answer: C
2. An error 2% in excess is made while measuring the side of a square. What is the percentage of error in the calculated area of the square?
    A. 4.04% B. 2.02% C. 4% D. 2%
Answer: A
3. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?
    A. 6.25 B. 5.5 C. 7.4 D. 5
Answer: A
4. The banker's discount on a bill due 4 months hence at 15% is Rs. 420. What is the true discount?
    A. Rs. 410 B. Rs. 400 C. Rs. 390 D. Rs. 380
Answer: B
5. A man's speed with the current is 15 km/hr and the speed of the current is 2.5 km/hr. The man's speed against the current is:
    A. 8.5 km/hr B. 10 km/hr C. 12.5 km/hr D. 9 km/hr
Answer: B
Directions 6 - 10: In each of the following questions, a question is followed by two or three statement. Read all the statements and find that which statements are required to answer the question and answer accordingly.
6. What is the volume of the cylindrical tank? Statement I: Diameter of the base is equal to the height of the tank. Statement II: Height of the tank is 20 m. Statement III: Area of the base is 320 sq. m.
    A) Only I and III. B) Only I C) Only III D) Any of the two E) None of these
Answer: D
7. What is the selling price of the camera if no discount is offered? Statement I: Cost price of the camera is Rs.10, 000. Statement II: Profit earned was 20%. Statement III: Had 20% discount been offered on selling price the profit would have been Rs. 700.
    A) Only III B) Only II and III C) Only I and II D) All of these E) Any two of these
Answer: E
8. How many students failed in class 6? Statement I: 400 students passed in class. Statement II: Number of students failed in class 6 is 10% of those of failed in class 7? Statement III: 75% of the students who appeared in examination have passed either in class 8.
    A) Only II and III B) Only I and II C) Only III D) None of these E) All of these
Answer: D
9. What is the rate of interest p.c.p.a? Statement I: Simple Interest accrued in two years on the same amount at the same rate of interest is Rs. 44,000. Statement II: The amount becomes Rs. 15,400 in two years on simple interest. Statement III: Difference between the compound interest and simple interest earned in two years on the amount invested is Rs. 120.
    A) Only I and II B) Only II and III C) Only II D) Only I and III E) All of the above
Answer: D
10. Two persons P and Q. P bought some copies and some books from a shopkeeper .The shopkeeper charged extra Rs.15, though he was getting a profit of Rs. 60/copy and Rs 350/book. For what price did P and Q sell the book if they both earned a profit of 50%? Statement I: The selling price of 4 copies and 2 books was Rs. 600. Statement II: P and Q sold equal number of copies and books. Statement III: They invested a total amount of Rs.10, 000 on copies and Rs .15, 000 on books.
    A) Only II B) None of the above C) Only II and III D) Only I and II E) All of these
Answer: B
Reasoning (e.g. analytical, logical, critical reasoning):
1. 1, 9, 25, 49, ?, 121. What will come at the place of question mark?
    A. 100 B. 91 C. 64 D. 81
Answer: D
2. Find the missing number.
4 5 3 2 0
7 3 4 4 21
6 4 4 5 22
9 6 5 5 ?
    A. 34 B. 42 C. 44 D. 45
Answer: A
3. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
    A. bacb B. acba C. caba D. abba
Answer: B
4. In a lake, there are 10 steps labelled using alphabets from A to J. Starting from step A, every minute a frog jumps to the 4th step from where it started - that is from the step A it would go to the step E and from E it would go to the step I and from I it would go to C etc. Where would the frog be at the 60th minute if it starts at the step A?
    A. B B. A C. H D. D E. E
Answer: B
5. A is son of C while C and Q are the sisters to one another. Z is the mother of Q. If P is the son of Z, Which one of the following statements is correct?
    A. Q is the grandfather of A B. P is the maternal uncle of A C. P is the cousin of A D. Z is the brother of C
Answer: B
6. In a certain code FIRE is coded as DGPC. What will be the last letter of the coded word for SHOT.
    A. Q B. R C. S D. P
Answer: B
7. A man walks 1 km to East and then he turns to South and walks 5 km. Again he turns to East and walks 2 km. After this he turns to North and walks 9 km. Now, how far is he from his starting point?
    A. 3 km B. 4 km C. 5 km D. 7 km
Answer: C
8. The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago?
    A. 71 years B. 72 years C. 74 years D. 77 years
Answer: A
9. FAG, GAF, HAI, IAH, ____
Answer: A
10. Directions: In each of the following questions four possible answers are given. Find out the most suitable answer.
Which is the best statement to achieve success in life?
    A. The person should be well educated B. The person should be rich and prosperous C. The person should be sincere and hard working D. The person should be honest
Answer: C
Verbal ability, reading comprehension and analysis:
Directions 1 - 5: Common Information Question
It is difficult to reconcile the ideas of different schools of thought on the question of education. Some people maintain that pupils of school should concentrate on a narrow range of subjects which will benefit them directly in their subsequent careers. Others contend that they should study a wide range of subjects so that they not only have the specialized knowledge necessary for their chosen careers but also sound general knowledge about the world they will have to work and live in. Supporters of the first theory state that the greatest contributions to civilization are made by those who are expert in their trade or profession. Those on the other side say that, unless they have a broad general education, the experts will be too narrow in their outlook to have sympathy with their fellows or a proper sense of responsibility towards humanity as a whole.
1. What is the passage about?
    A. Reconciliation of two different ideas about education B. Projecting two different ideas about education C. Career-oriented education D. Broad-based education
Answer: B
2. According to the passage which one of the following statements is true about broad general knowledge?
    A. Without it no one would get a job B. Specialization is incomplete without it C. It teaches us about different things D. It broadens one's outlook
Answer: D
3. Supporters of the first theory would not agree with
    A. experts have contributed most to the progress in the modern world B. students should study a few subjects that will help them in their profession C. people with broad general education have not contributed much to civilization D. students should not undertake any specialized work
Answer: D
4. 'School of thought' can best be explained as
    A. groups of people who are schooled to think B. groups of people having different perception on a particular subjects C. groups of people belonging to different schools D. groups of people whose job is to think
Answer: B
5. According to the second school of thought education will not be very effective, if students
    A. do not have a wide general education B. have inadequate knowledge of their own work C. ignore the study of fine arts D. concentrate on only a few subjects
Answer: A
6. Directions to Solve: In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.
    A. deny B. refuse C. contest D. contend
Answer: A
7. Directions to Solve: In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
    A. hot B. warm C. cold D. boiling
Answer: B
8. Directions to Solve: Each question consist of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words, Select the pair which has the same relationship.
    A. producer:theatre B. director:drama C. conductor:bus D. thespian:play
Answer: D
9. Directions to Solve: In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.
Extreme old age when a man behaves like a fool
    A. Imbecility B. Senility C. Dotage D. Superannuation
Answer: C
10. Directions to Solve: Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Fate smiles ______ those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.
    A. with B. over C. on D. round
Answer: C