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### Introduction

EXIM Bank Officer Recruitment – Online Exam, conducted in online Mode, has: a duration of 2 hour 30 minutes, a total of 147 questions, a maximum score of 150 marks, and consists of 4 sections, namely – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and General Knowledge. The article EXIM Bank Officer Model Paper will help you to understand the types of questions related to the EXIM Bank Officer 2020.

### Imp Dates

Exam Bank Officer - Important Dates
Events Dates
Online Application Starting Date 07.02.2020
Online Application Ending Date 29.02.2020
Last day for application has been extended 29.02.2020
Written Exam Date 22.03.2020
Interview Date April 2020

### Pattern

Exam Type Subject Names Questions Marks Exam Duration

Objective Type
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25

2 Hours 30 Minutes
Reasoning 25 25
General Knowledge 50 25
English 47 75
Total 147 150

### Model

Directions [1-5] : Study the following table charts carefully and answer the questions given beside.
A shopkeeper sold four products i.e. A, B, C and D. The cost price of product B is Rs. 4000 which is marked up by 25%. The marked price of product A is Rs. 250 less than the marked price of product B. The average of cost prices of the 4 products are Rs. 3137.5. He earns a profit of Rs. 1020 on selling product D. The marked price of product D is Rs. 950 more than the marked price of product C.
Product Discount Offered By Shopkeeper
A 20%
B 12%
C 30%

Product Profit Percentage
A 25%
C 10%
D 100/3%
1. Find the discount percentage offered by the shopkeeper on product D.
A. 12% B. 15% C. 18% D. 20%

Explanation: Following the common explanation, we get
Reqd.% $\frac {4800-4080}{4800}$$\times$100=15%
Hence, option B is correct.
Common explanation : For product B :
Cost price = Rs. 4000
Marked price = 1.25 × 4000 = Rs. 5000
Percentage discount offered = 12%
Selling price = 0.88 × 5000 = Rs. 4400
Profit % earned = $\frac {4400-4000}{4000}$$\times$100=10%
For product A :
Marked price = 5000 – 250 = Rs. 4750
Percentage discount offered = 20%
Selling price = 0.8 × 4750 = Rs. 3800
Profit percentage earned = 25%
Cost Price =$\frac {3800}{1.25}$=Rs. 3040
Total cost price of four products = 3137.5 × 4 = Rs. 12550
For product D:
Amount of profit earned = Rs. 1020
Profit percentage earned =$\frac {100}{3}$%
So $\frac {100}{3}$%1020
So, 100% = 1020 × 3 = 3060
So, the cost price of product D = Rs. 3060
Selling price = 3060 + 1020 = Rs. 4080
For product C :
Cost price = 12550 – (3060 + 4000 + 3040) = Rs. 2450
Profit percentage = 10%
Selling price = 1.1 × 2450 = Rs. 2695
Discount percentage = 30%
Marked price =$\frac {2695}{0.7}$=3850
Marked price of D = 3850 + 950 = 4800
2. Find the total profit earned by the shopkeeper on selling all the four products.
A. Rs. 2520 B. Rs. 2320 C. Rs. 2425 D. Rs. 2475

Explanation: Following the common explanation, we get
Required total profit = 760 + 400 + 245 + 1020 = Rs. 2425
Hence, option C is correct.
Common explanation : For product B :
Cost price = Rs. 4000
Marked price = 1.25 × 4000 = Rs. 5000
Percentage discount offered = 12%
Selling price = 0.88 × 5000 = Rs. 4400
Profit % earned = $\frac {4400-4400}{4000}$$\times$100 = 10%
For product A :
Marked price = 5000 – 250 = Rs. 4750
Percentage discount offered = 20%
Selling price = 0.8 × 4750 = Rs. 3800
Profit percentage earned = 25%
Cost Price = $\frac {3800}{1.25}$= Rs. 3040
Total cost price of four products = 3137.5 × 4 = Rs. 12550
For product D:
Amount of profit earned = Rs. 1020
Profit percentage earned = $\frac {100}{3}$%
So,$\frac {100}{3}$% = 1020
So, 100% = 1020 × 3 = 3060
So, the cost price of product D = Rs. 3060
Selling price = 3060 + 1020 = Rs. 4080
For product C :
Cost price = 12550 – (3060 + 4000 + 3040) = Rs. 2450
Profit percentage = 10%
Selling price = 1.1 × 2450 = Rs. 2695
Discount percentage = 30%
Marked price = $\frac {2695}{0.7}$= 3850
Marked price of D = 3850 + 950 = 4800
3. Had he sold the product C at the loss of 10%, then at what price he would have sold the product C.
A. Rs. 2205 B. Rs. 1960 C. Rs. 2375 D. Rs. 2280

Explanation: Following the common explanation, we get
Required selling price of product C = 2450 × 0.9 = Rs. 2205
Hence, option A is correct.
Common explanation : For product B :
Cost price = Rs. 4000
Marked price = 1.25 × 4000 = Rs. 5000
Percentage discount offered = 12%
Selling price = 0.88 × 5000 = Rs. 4400
Profit % earned =$\frac {4400-4000}{4000}$$\times$100 = 10%
For product A :
Marked price = 5000 – 250 = Rs. 4750
Percentage discount offered = 20%
Selling price = 0.8 × 4750 = Rs. 3800
Profit percentage earned = 25%
Cost Price =$\frac {3800}{1.25}$= Rs. 3040
Total cost price of four products = 3137.5 × 4 = Rs. 12550
For product D:
Amount of profit earned = Rs. 1020
Profit percentage earned = $\frac {100}{3}$%
So, $\frac {100}{3}$%= 1020
So, 100% = 1020 × 3 = 3060
So, the cost price of product D = Rs. 3060
Selling price = 3060 + 1020 = Rs. 4080
For product C :
Cost price = 12550 – (3060 + 4000 + 3040) = Rs. 2450
Profit percentage = 10%
Selling price = 1.1 × 2450 = Rs. 2695
Discount percentage = 30%
Marked price = $\frac {100}{3}$ = 3850
Marked price of D = 3850 + 950 = 4800
4. The selling price of product E is 100/11% more than the selling price of product B. If it is sold after offering two successive discounts of 20% and 25%, then find the marked price of product E.
A. Rs. 8400 B. Rs. 7500 C. Rs. 7200 D. Rs. 8000

Explanation: Following the common explanation, we get
The selling price of product E = 100 + $\frac {100}{11}$% of 4400 = 4800
The overall discount percentage offered of product E
= 20 + 25 – $\frac {20 \times 25}{100}$ = 40%
Marked price of product E = $\frac {4800}{0.6}$ = 8000
Hence, option D is correct.
Common explanation : For product B :
Cost price = Rs. 4000
Cost price = Rs. 4000 Marked price = 1.25 × 4000 = Rs. 5000
Cost price = Rs. 4000 Percentage discount offered = 12%
Cost price = Rs. 4000 Selling price = 0.88 × 5000 = Rs. 4400
Profit % earned = $\frac {4400-4000}{4000}$$\times$100 = 10%
For product A :
Marked price = 5000 – 250 = Rs. 4750
Percentage discount offered = 20%
Selling price = 0.8 × 4750 = Rs. 3800
Profit percentage earned = 25%
Cost Price =$\frac {3800}{1.25}$= Rs. 3040
Total cost price of four products = 3137.5 × 4 = Rs. 12550
For product D:
Amount of profit earned = Rs. 1020
Profit percentage earned = $\frac {100}{3}$%
So,$\frac {100}{3}$% = 1020
So, 100% = 1020 × 3 = 3060
So, the cost price of product D = Rs. 3060
Selling price = 3060 + 1020 = Rs. 4080
For product C :
Cost price = 12550 – (3060 + 4000 + 3040) = Rs. 2450
Profit percentage = 10%
Selling price = 1.1 × 2450 = Rs. 2695
Discount percentage = 30%
Marked price = $\frac {2695}{0.7}$= 3850
Marked price of D = 3850 + 950 = 4800
5. Find the difference between the selling prices of product C and selling price of product D.
A. Rs. 1410 B. Rs. 1425 C. Rs. 1295 D. None of these

Explanation: Following the common explanation, we get
Required difference = 4080 – 2695 = 1385
Hence, option D is correct.
6. A vendor bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee must he sell to gain 20%?
A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6

Explanation: C.P. of 6 toffees = Re. 1 S.P. of 6 toffees = 120% of Re. 1 = Rs $\frac {6}{5}$ For Rs.$\frac {6}{5}$, toffees sold = 6 For Re. 1, toffees sold =6 $\times$ $\frac {5}{6}$ = 5
7. In a certain store, the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increases by 25% but the selling price remains constant, approximately what percentage of the selling price is the profit?
A. 30% B. 70% C. 100% D. 250%

Explanation: Let C.P.= Rs. 100. Then, Profit = Rs. 320, S.P. = Rs. 420.
New C.P. = 125% of Rs. 100 = Rs. 125
New S.P. = Rs. 420.
Profit = Rs. (420 - 125) = Rs. 295.
Required percentage = $\frac {295}{420}$$\times$ 100% $\frac {1475}{21}$% = 70%(approximately).
8. The cost price of 20 articles is the same as the selling price of x articles. If the profit is 25%, then the value of x is:
A. 15 B. 16 C. 18 D. 25

Explanation: Let C.P. of each article be Re. 1 C.P. of x articles = Rs. x.
S.P. of x articles = Rs. 20.
Profit = Rs. (20 - x).
$\frac {20 - x}{x}$$\times$100 = 25
2000 - 100x = 25x
125x = 2000
x = 16.
9. A shopkeeper sells some articles at a profit of 25% on the original price. What is the exact amount of profit? To find the answer, which of the following information given in Statements I and II is/are necessary
I. The sale price of the article II. Number of articles sold

A. Only I is necessary B. Only II is necessary C. Either I or II is necessary D. Both I and II are necessary

Explanation: Gain = 25% of C.P.
In order to find gain, we must know the sale price of each article and the number of articles sold.
10. A shopkeeper sells some toys at Rs. 250 each. What percent profit does he make? To find the answer, which of the following information given in Statements I and II is/are necessary?
I. A number of toys sold. II. The cost price of each toy.

A. Only I is necessary B. Only II is necessary C. Both I and II are necessary D. Either I or II ins necessary

Explanation: S.P. = Rs. 250 each.
To find gain percent, we must know the C.P. of each.
11. An amount of money is to be divided between P, Q, and R in the ratio of 3:7:12. If the difference between the shares of P and Q is Rs.X, and the difference between Q and R’s share is Rs.3000. Find the total amount of money?
A. 11000 B. 12400 C. 13200 D. 14300

Explanation: 12a-7a = 3000
5a = 3000
a = 600
7a-4a = x
3a = x
x = 1800
22*600 = 13200
12. If a certain amount X is divided among A, B, C in such a way that A gets 2/3 of what B gets and B gets 1/3 of what C gets, which of the following is true
A. C’s Share = 1053 and X = 1666 B. A’s Share = 238 and X = 1638 C. B’s Share = 234 and X = 1666 D. C’s Share = 1053 and X = 1638

Explanation: A= 2/3 B; B= 1/3C;
A:B = 2:3 ; B:C = 1:3;
A:B:C = 2:3:9
C = 9/14 * 1638 = 1053
13. A sum of Rs.4880 was divided among boys and girls in such a way that each boy gets Rs.44.50 and each girl gets Rs. 55.25. If the total number of girls and boys is 100, find the number of girls?
A. 60 B. 50 C. 40 D. 30

Explanation: x+y=100 ————– (i)
44.50x + 55.25y = 4880 ————– (ii)
Solving (i) and (ii) Y = 40
14. Which one of the following is not a prime number?
A. 31 B. 61 C. 71 D. 91

Explanation: 91 is divisible by 7. So, it is not a prime number.
15. How many of the following numbers are divisible by 132 ? 264, 396, 462, 792, 968, 2178, 5184, 6336
A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7

Explanation: 132 = 4 x 3 x 11
So, if the number divisible by all the three numbers 4, 3 and 11, then the number is divisible by 132 also.
264 11,3,4 (/)
396 11,3,4 (/)
462 11,3 (X)
792 11,3,4 (/)
968 11,4 (X)
2178 11,3 (X)
5184 3,4 (X)
6336 11,3,4 (/)
Therefore the following numbers are divisible by 132: 264, 396, 792 and 6336.
Required number of number = 4.
16. Which of the following is a prime number?
A. 33 B. 81 C. 93 D. 97

Explanation: Clearly, 97 is a prime number.
17. The simple interest on a sum of money will be Rs. 200 after 5 yr. In the next 5 yr, principal is tripled. What will be the total interest at the end of the 10th yr?
A. ₹ 650 B. ₹ 850 C. ₹ 800 D. Can't be determined

Explanation: According to the question,
SI for first 5 yrs = ₹ 200
SI for next 5 yrs = ₹ 200 x 3 = ₹ 600
∴ Total SI for 10 yr = ₹(200 + 600*) = ₹800.
When the principal is trebled, then SI for 5 yr will also be treble and hence SI for next 5 yr will be ₹ (200 × 3) = ₹ 600
Hence, option C is correct.
18. What decimal of an hour is a second?
A. 0025 B. 0256 C. 00027 D. 000126

Explanation: Required decimal =$\frac {1}{60\times60 = }$ $\frac {1}{3600}$ = 00027
19. 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

Explanation: Required sum = (80 - 3 x 3) years = (80 - 9) years = 71 years.
20. Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?
A. Rs. 4, Rs. 23 B. Rs. 13, Rs. 17 C. Rs. 15, Rs. 14 D. Rs. 17, Rs. 13

Explanation: Let Rs. x be the fare of city B from city A and Rs. y be the fare of city C from city A.
Then, 2x + 3y = 77 ...(i) and
3x + 2y = 73 ...(ii)
Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and subtracting, we get: 5y = 85 or y = 17.
Putting y = 17 in (i), we get: x = 13.
21. A, B, C, D and E play a game of cards. A says to B, "If you give me three cards, you will have as many as E has and if I give you three cards, you will have as many as D has." A and B together have 10 cards more than what D and E together have. If B has two cards more than what C has and the total number of cards be 133, how many cards does B have ?
A. 22 B. 23 C. 25 D. 35

Explanation: Clearly, we have :
B-3 = E ...(i)
B + 3 = D ...(ii)
A+B = D + E+10 ...(iii)
B = C + 2 ...(iv)
A+B + C + D + E= 133 ...(v)
From (i) and (ii), we have : 2 B = D + E ...(vi)
From (iii) and (vi), we have : A = B + 10 ...(vii)
Using (iv), (vi) and (vii) in (v), we get:
(B + 10) + B + (B - 2) + 2B = 133 5B = 125 B = 25.
22. Which one of the following is not a prime number?
A. 31 B. 61 C. 71 D. 91

Explanation: 91 is divisible by 7. So, it is not a prime number.
23. Which of the following is a prime number ?
A. 33 B. 81 C. 93 D. 97

Explanation: Clearly, 97 is a prime number.
24. If the number 91876 * 2 is completely divisible by 8, then the smallest whole number in place of * will be:
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4

Explanation: Then number 6x2 must be divisible by 8.
x = 3, as 632 is divisible 8.
25. 2056 x 987 = ?
A. 1936372 B. 2029272 C. 1896172 D. 1926172

Explanation: 2056 x 987 = 2056 x (1000 - 13)
= 2056 x 1000 - 2056 x 13
= 2056000 - 26728
= 2029272.
1. Pointing to a photograph of a boy Suresh said, "He is the son of the only son of my mother." How is Suresh related to that boy?
A. Brother B. Uncle C. Cousin D. Father

Explanation: The boy in the photograph is the only son of the son of Suresh's mother i.e., the son of Suresh. Hence, Suresh is the father of a boy.
2. If A + B means A is the mother of B; A - B means A is the brother B; A % B means A is the father of B and A x B means A is the sister of B, which of the following shows that P is the maternal uncle of Q?
A. Q - N + M x P B. P + S x N - Q C. P - M + N x Q D. Q - S % P

Explanation: P - M → P is the brother of M
M + N → M is the mother of N
N x Q → N is the sister of Q
3. If A is the brother of B; B is the sister of C; and C is the father of D, how D is related to A?
A. Brother B. Sister C. Nephew D. Cannot be determined

Explanation: If D is Male, the answer is Nephew.
If D is Female, the answer is Niece.
As the sex of D is not known, hence, the relation between D and A cannot be determined.
4. 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

Explanation: Required sum = (80 - 3 x 3) years = (80 - 9) years = 71 years.
5. Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?
A. Rs. 4, Rs. 23 B. Rs. 13, Rs. 17 C. Rs. 15, Rs. 14 D. Rs. 17, Rs. 13

Explanation: Let Rs. x be the fare of city B from city A and Rs. y be the fare of city C from city A.
Then, 2x + 3y = 77 ...(i) and
3x + 2y = 73 ...(ii)
Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and subtracting, we get: 5y = 85 or y = 17.
Putting y = 17 in (i), we get: x = 13.
6. Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?
A. 7 B. 10 C. 12 D. 13

Explanation: This is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 3 is added; in the second, 2 is subtracted.
7. Look at this series: 36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ... What number should come next?
A. 20 B. 22 C. 23 D. 26

Explanation: This is an alternating number subtraction series. First, 2 is subtracted, then 4, then 2, and so on.
8. Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number should come next?
A. 22 B. 24 C. 25 D. 40

Explanation: In this simple alternating subtraction and addition series; 1 is subtracted, then 2 is added, and so on.
9. Choose the figure which is different from the others.
Explanation: The figures form a series. The complete figure rotates 90° CW in each step. Fig.
(d) does not fit in the series as it is the same as fig.
(b). Hence fig.
10. How many triangles are there in the given diagram?
A. 18 B. 17 C. 16 D. 15

Explanation: The triangles are:
∆ABF: ∆AGB: ∆AGF: ∆BFC;
∆BCE: ∆CEF: ∆BFE: ∆HBC;
∆HCE: ∆HEF: ∆HBF: ∆BGH;
∆FGH: ∆HCD:∆HDE:∆AFH;
∆ABH:
11. Eileen is planning a special birthday dinner for her husband's 35th birthday. She wants the evening to be memorable, but her husband is a simple man who would rather be in jeans at a baseball game than in a suit at a fancy restaurant. Which restaurant below should Eileen choose?
A. Alfredo's offers fine Italian cuisine and elegant Tuscan decor. Patrons will feel as though they've spent the evening in a luxurious Italian villa. B. Pancho's Mexican Buffet is an all-you-can-eat family-style smorgasbord with the best tacos in town. C. The Parisian Bistro is a four-star French restaurant where guests are treated like royalty. Chef Dilbert Olay is famous for his beef bourguignon. D. Marty's serves delicious, hearty meals in a charming setting reminiscent of a baseball clubhouse in honor of the owner, Marty Lester, a former major league baseball all-star.correct.

Explanation:
Since Eileen's husband does not enjoy fancy restaurants, choices a and c can be ruled out. Choice b, although casual, doesn't sound as though it would be the kind of special and memorable evening that Eileen is looking for. Choice d, which is owned by a former baseball star and is described as "charming" and "reminiscent of a baseball clubhouse", sounds perfect for Eileen's husband, who is described as a baseball fan and a man with simple tastes.
12. Rita, an accomplished pastry chef who is well known for her artistic and exquisite wedding cakes, opened a bakery one year ago and is surprised that business has been so slow. A consultant she hired to conduct market research has reported that the local population doesn't think of her shop as one they would visit on a daily basis but rather a place they'd visit if they were celebrating a special occasion. Based on your judgment, which of the following strategies should Rita employ to increase her daily business?
A. making coupons available that entitle the coupon holder to receive a 25% discount on wedding, anniversary, or birthday cakes B. exhibiting at the next Bridal Expo and having pieces of one of her wedding cakes available for tastingwrong C. placing a series of ads in the local newspaper that advertise the wide array of breadscorrect D. moving the bakery to the other side of town

Explanation: This is the only option that would encourage people to think of the bakery as a shop they would visit regularly and not just on special occasions.
13. 5, 16, 49, 104, ?
A. 171 B. 191 C. 181 D. 161

Explanation: +11 =16 +33 =49 +55 =104 +77 =181
14.
Explanation: All other figures are divided into equal parts.
15. 2, 12, 36, 80, 150, ?
A. 250 B. 252 C. 200 D. 270

Explanation: A unique pattern has been made into use in this series.
All numbers are (n^3 + n^2) where n is 1, 2, 3 and so on.
16. Nitin Narang was born on 25th August, 1975. He has secured 60% and 50% marks in graduation and in the written test, respectively. He has been working in an organization as Officer for the last four years.
A. be a graduate with at least 50 % marks. B. have secured atleast 40 % marks in the written test. C. not be less than 24 years and more than 29 years as on 10th October, 1997. D. Fulfills all other criteria except at (4) above but has a diploma in Marketing Management, his/her case is to be referred to General Manager, Marketing.

Explanation: The candidate satisfies condition (6) instead of condition (3).
17. Suman Malhotra is a graduate with first class and has secured 60% marks in the written test. She has been working as an Officer for the last three years. She was born on 20th May, 1972.
A. be a graduate with at least 50 % marks. B. have secured atleast 40 % marks in the written test. C. not be less than 24 years and more than 29 years as on 10th October, 1997. D. should have work experience of at least two years as an officer.

Explanation: All conditions of eligibility are satisfied.
18. While addressing people in an open ground it begins to rain your address is important and you cannot afford to postpone it what will you do? You Would
A. Ask some one to arrange on umbrella B. Stop your address for a while C. Continue the address without bothering the rain D. Postpone it for day

Explanation: Asking some one to arrange an umbrella as mentioned in option (A) will not be appropriate while options(B) and (D) do not serve the purpose as it is mentioned that it is important and you cannot afford to postpone it. Here in this case continuing the address without bothering the rain as mentioned in option (C) will be the best course of action.
19. Errors in decision making occur because we use decision-making heuristics
A. In an Unplanned Manner B. Haphazardly C. Beyond the range for which they are intended D. Without taking care of other aspects

Explanation: Heuristics are simple, efficient rules based on experiences which people often use to form judgements and make decisions. This usually involve focusing on one aspect of a complex problem and ignoring others. Although these rules work well under many circumstances they can lead to systematic deviation from logic or rationally resulting errors in decision making.
20. Rita, an accomplished pastry chef who is well known for her artistic and exquisite wedding cakes, opened a bakery one year ago and is surprised that business has been so slow. A consultant she hired to conduct market research has reported that the local population doesn't think of her shop as one they would visit on a daily basis but rather a place they'd visit if they were celebrating a special occasion. Which of the following strategies should Rita employ to increase her daily business?
A. making coupons available that entitle the coupon holder to receive a 25% discount on wedding, anniversary, or birthday cakes B. exhibiting at the next Bridal Expo and having pieces of one of her wedding cakes available for tasting C. placing a series of ads in the local newspaper that advertise the wide array of breads D. moving the bakery to the other side of town

Explanation: This is the only option that would encourage people to think of the bakery as a shop they would visit regularly and not just on special occasions.
21. Zachary has invited his three buddies over to watch the basketball game on his wide-screen television. They are all hungry, but no one wants to leave to get food. Just as they are arguing about who should make the food run, a commercial comes on for a local pizze-ria that delivers. The phone number flashes on the screen briefly and they all try to remember it. By the time Zachary grabs a pen and paper, each of them recollects a different number.
#1: All of the men agree that the first three numbers are 995. #2: Three of them agree that the fourth number is 9. #3: Three agree that the fifth number is 2. #4: Three agree that the sixth number is 6; three others agree that the seventh number is also 6. Which of the numbers is most likely the telephone number of the pizzeria?
A. 995-9266 B. 995-9336 C. 995-9268 D. 995-8266

Explanation: All of the men agree that the first three numbers are 995. Three of them agree that the fourth number is 9. Three agree that the fifth number is 2. Three agree that the sixth number is 6; three others agree that the seventh number is also 6. "Option A" is the best choice because it is made up of the numbers that most of the men agree they saw.
22. Karan has secured 65% in B.Com and 70% marks in M.Com Economics. He has been working in a bank as officer for the past 3 years after completing his post-graduation. He secured 55% marks in the written examination and 50% marks in the personal interview. He was born on July 8, 1988.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision. B. if the case is to be referred to VP. C. if the case is to be referred to President. D. if the candidate is to be selected.

Explanation: His class 12 marks are not given, so data inadequate
23. Keshav has been working in a bank as officer for the past 4 years after completing his post graduate diploma in management with 60% marks. He has secured 50% and 40% marks in the written examination and personal interview respectively. He also secured 70% marks in class 12. He was born on February 25, 1981.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision. B. if the case is to be referred to VP. C. if the case is to be referred to President. D. if the candidate is to be selected.

Explanation: All conditions satisfy but graduation marks are not given
24. Lata was born on March 14, 1991. She has secured 62% marks in class 12 and 65% marks in selection examination. She has also secured 58% marks in graduation and 48% marks in personal interview. She is ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
A. if the candidate is to be selected B. if the candidate is not to be selected C. if the case is to be referred as ED. D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.

Explanation: For Chairman, instead of at least 50% marks in personal interview, if secures at least 60% marks in selection exam, the case is to be referred as Chairman. This case is satisfied here.
25. Sunil was born on November 4, 1988. He has secured 67% marks in class 12 and 50% marks in graduation. He also has qualified CA exam. He has secured 50% marks in both the selection examination and personal interviewer. He is ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
A. if the candidate is to be selected B. if the candidate is not to be selected C. if the case is to be referred as ED. D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.

1. How much allowances have been approved by the government for JK, Ladakh employees?
A. Rs.4,800 crores B. Rs.3,800 crores C. Rs.2,800 crores D. Rs.1,800 crores

Explanation: The Centre approved allowances worth Rs.4,800 crore for 4.5 lakh of its employees in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under the 7th Pay Commission. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. Since J&K and Ladakh are UTs now, all the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) pay and allowances will be given to all the government employees working in these UTs.
2. Cabinet approves hike in authorized capital of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) from Rs 6,000 crore to?
A. Rs 45,000 crore B. Rs 35,000 crore C. Rs 25,000 crore D. Rs 55,000 crore

Explanation: The cabinet has also approved increasing the authorised capital of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) from Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 25,000 crore. The Union Cabinet on December 11 approved infusing additional Rs 5,300 crore capital into IIFCL through recapitalisation bonds in the current fiscal year.
3. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to reduce the policy repo rate, what is the rate now?
A. 5.15% B. 5.40% C. 5.55% D. 5.40%

Explanation: Monetary Policy Committee has decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 5.15 % from 5.40 %.
4. Which of the following has partnered will UNESCO to adopt technology in classrooms?
A. Samsung B. Lenovo C. Toshiba D. DELL

Explanation: Dell Technologies has signed an agreement with UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace (MGIEP) to enable school teachers to adopt technology in classrooms by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools.
5. Which of the following launched India's First Service Audio Service 'Suno'?

Explanation: Audible, a part of e-commerce giant Amazon, on December 12 launched an India-first audio service 'Suno'. Audible Suno - which will be available via a separate Android app - provides free and advertising-free access to hundreds of hours of original audio entertainment in Hindi and English.
6. FSSAI to develop app to prevent food wastage in partnership with whichcompany?
A. Google B. Nasscom Foundation C. Infosys D. TCS

Explanation: Food regulator FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) and Nasscom Foundation, a trade association of Indian IT and Business Process Outsourcing industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly build a technology platform to prevent food wastage and encouraging food donation by developing an app for the purpose.
7. Researchers of which institute has designed a paper-based sensor to detect the quality of milk?
A. IIT Hyderabad B. IIT Bombay C. IIT Guwahati D. IIT Delhi

Explanation: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati researchers have developed a paper-based sensor that can make an assessment of the freshness of milk by a simple and instantaneous method.
8. The third edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) began at ________.

Explanation: The third edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) began at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The three-day festival was inaugurated by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
9. The first-ever Khelo India University Games is to be held in ________.
A.Bihar B.Gujarat C.Assam D.OdishaCorrect

Explanation: The first-ever Khelo India University Games will begin in Odisha at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack on 22 February 2020. The multi-disciplinary sporting event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Games will be held from 22 February to 1 March 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
10. _______ protein of corona virus attaches itself and infects human cells.
A.lipo B.coronin C.spikeCorrect D.fibronectin

Explanation: Researchers from the University of Texas have developed the first 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the virus, called the spike protein, that attaches to and infects human cells. This will lead to developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
11. India ranked _________ in Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2018 list.
A.18th B.32nd C.40thCorrect D.53rd

Explanation: In 2018, India scored 41.2 and secured 40th rank in Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI).
12. Which space agency has created history in October 2019 by sending 'all women' astronauts into the space walk?
A. Roscosmos (Russia) B. NASA (USA) C. ISRO (India) D. CNSA (China)

13. Which of the following is India's first indigenously developed vaccine?
A. BCG B. Rotavac C. DPT D. Inject able Polio vaccine

14. A geostationary satellite is positioned at a distance of how many kilometers above mean sea level?
A. 35, 880 B. 37, 800 C. 35, 786 D. 32, 000

15. What is the name of the new dwarf planet which was discovered in 2005?
A. Eris B. Erin C. Eros D. Eric

16. Who is the winner of the US Open 2019 Men's title?
A. Roger Federer B. Rafael Nadal C. Daniil Medvedev D. Novak Djokovic

Explanation: US Open 2019 Men's title was won by Rafael Nadal. Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final. This is Nadal's 19th Grand Slam singles titles.
17. Which of the following is not fit in the match?
A. French Open B. US Open C. Australian Open D. Cincinnati Masters

Explanation: Cincinnati Masters is not the Grand Slam Tournament while other tournaments are Grand Slams. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual hardcourt tennis event held in Ohio, USA.
18. What is the new name of Feroz Shah Kotla ground?

Explanation: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi is renamed to Arun Jaitley Stadium on September 12. Arun Jaitley had served as the President of the DDCA cricketing body for 13 years. So renaming this stadium is a tribute to him.
19. Which of the following region has won the Ranji Trophy tournament 2019?
A. Saurashtra B. Mumbai C. Vidarbha D. Rajasthan

Explanation: Ranji Trophy is a premier first-class cricket tournament held in India. It is Administered by the BCCI and 38 teams participated in the 2019–20 edition of this tournament. Vidarbha clinched 2nd successive Ranji Trophy title, beat Saurashtra in the final.
20. Which of the following statement is not correct about ICC World Cup 2019?
A. It was the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup B Rohit Sharma has scored 6 centuries in this tournament C. Australia Mitchell Starc was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament D. Mohammad Shami and Trent Boult took the hat trick in this tournament

Explanation: Rohit Sharma has scored 5 centuries in this tournament. Rohit Sharma became the only second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 600+ run a single world cup tournament.
21. Who is the Father of English Poetry?
A. Charles Dickens B. Milton C. Wordsworth D. Chaucer

22. Na Khatma Hone Wali Kahani is the autobiography of
A. T.N.Sheshan B. Ambitabh Bachchan C. Sonia Gandhi D. V.P.Singh

23. Who wrote the original Panchatantra?
A. Vishnu Sharma B. Kalidasa C. Tulsi Das D. Samudra Gupta

24. The book The Players of the Past has been written by
A. David Candena B. M.N.Srinivas C. K.A.Abbas D. Khushwant Singh

25. Who are The Little People of the Rocks, who Mowgli uses against the Red Dogs?
A. Snakes B. Bees C. A kind of Indian fairy D. A neighbouring wolf pack

26. Which is the capital of Tajikistan?
A. Moscow B. Dodoma C. Damascus D. Dushanbe

27. Which of the following is capital of Georgia?
A. Tbilisi B. Thimpu C. Tehran D. Riga

28. The capital of New Zealand is
A. Wellington B. Auckland C. Christchurch D. Napier

29. What is the full form of "IBA"?
A. International Bank for America B. Indian Bank Association C. Individual Business Administration D. Insurance Administrative Board

30. What is the full form of "AML"?
A. Anti Money Laundering B. Asset Linked with Market C. Annual Mobility Linked D. Association of Margin Lendors

31. What is the full form of "BBR"?
A. Bank Base Rate B. Banking Base Ratio C. Bureau of Regional Banking D. Bankers Broadcast Resource

32. What is the full form of "BIS"?
A. Business Information Service Center B. Bureau of Informative Services C. Business Intelligent Sections D. Bank Of International Settlements

33. The Price stabilization fund will support the procurement of 1. onion 2. groundnut 3. potato 4. rice
A. 1 and 2 B. 1 and 3 C. 2 and 3 D. 1 and 4

34. How many states have initiated Janani Suraksha Yojana?
A. 20 B. 19 C. 10 D. All states and Union territories

35. Which committee was related to the policies and programme for Agriculture?
A. Wanchoo Committee B. Boothalingam Committee C. Bhanu Pratap Singh Committee D. Aggarwal Committee

36. Sarkaria Commission had been set up to look into
A. agricultural taxes B. Centre-State relations C. splitting of LIC D. Inter-State relations

37. India is set to host the third annual meeting of AIIB in which Indian city in June 2018?
A. Mumbai B. Chennai C. Delhi D. Kolkotta

Explanation: India will host third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai, Maharashtra in June 2018.
In this regard, Union Government and AIIB Secretariat have signed MoU to delineate duties and responsibilities of major stakeholders who would be involved in organizing the aforesaid Annual Meeting.
The theme of the annual meeting is "Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration".
38. The 7th International Groundwater Conference was hosted in India following what theme?
A. Ground water Vision 2030 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation B. Ground water Vision 2020 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation C. Ground water Vision 2031 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation D. Ground water Vision 2040 - Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation

Answer: Option A Explanation: The 7th International Ground Water Conference (IGWC-2017) was hosted by India in New Delhi from December 11 to 13, 2017.
The theme of conference was "Ground water Vision 2030- Water Security, Challenges and Climate Change Adaptation".
39. What does the regional grouping RIC stand for?
A. Russia-India-Cambodia B. Russia-India-Croatia C. Russia-India-China D. Russia-Indonesia-China

Explanation: 15th trilateral meeting of the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers was held in New Delhi.
It was held between India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi.
The discussions of meeting focused on regional security, issues affecting Asia-Pacific region, counter-terror efforts and coordination at regional and multilateral forums. The ministers reiterated importance trilateral format as platform to foster closer dialogue and practical cooperation in identified areas
40. Who, among the following, organised the AROGYA 2017, first international exhibition and conference on AYUSH and wellness sector
A. FICCI B. AYUSH ministry C. Pharmexcil D. Only a and c

Explanation: The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik.
It was organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Union Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil).
Its theme was 'Enhancing the global potential of AYUSH'.
AROGYA 2017 witnessed participation of thousands of delegates from India as well as abroad including delegates from over 60 countries across the world.
More than 250 manufacturers of alternative medicine also showcased their products and services at the exhibition.
India has long history and culture running over 5000 years of using traditional medicines for health care and developing them with modern scientific outlook.
AYUSH is the acronym of tradition medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
41. Who is the Chief Minister of Mizoram?
A. Lala Thanwala
B. Naveen Patnaik C. Mamta Banerjee D. Vijay Rupani

42. Who is the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh?
A. Padmanbha Acharya B. Nitish Kumar C. Raman Singh D. Anil Baijal

43. Who is the Chief Minister of Assam?
A. Banwarilal Purohit B. Sarbananda Sonowal C. Acharya Dev Vrat D. Vijay Rupani

44. Vijay Rupani is Chief Minister of Which State?
A. Goa B. Gujarat C. Jammu and Kashmir D. Haryana

45. Kiran Bedi is the Governor of Which State?
A. Tamil Nadu B. Rajasthan C. Punjab D. Puducherry

46. Who is the Chief Minister of Nagaland?
A. K Chandra Sekhar Rao B. Yogi Adityanath C. Trivendra Singh Rawat D.Shurhozelie Liezietsu

47. Who was the first administrator-statesman to attempt planning as a means for economic development?
A. Sir CP Ramaswami Aiyyar B. M Viswesvarayya C. VT Krishnamachari D. C Rajagopalachari

48. An economy is at the take off stage on its path to development when it
A. becomes stagnant B begins steady growth C. is liberalized D. gets maximum foreign aid

49. Which of the following is the basic characteristic of Oligopoly?
A. a few sellers, one buyer B. a few sellers, many buyers C. a few sellers, a few buyers D. many sellers, a few buyers

50. The aim of which of the Five Year Plans was to correct the disequilibrium in the economy?
A. First Five Year Plan B. Second Five Year Plan C. Third Five Year Plan D. Fourth Five Year Plan

1. Choose the word meaning SIMILAR to the word: GRAPPLE
A. Clasp B. Be Immune C. Dodge D. Cancel

Explanation: Grapple – to hold or make fast to something.
2. Choose the word meaning SIMILAR to the word: FLAK
A. Sycophancy B. Flattery C. Hokum D. Brickbat

Explanation: Flak – criticism; hostile reaction; abuse
3. Choose the word meaning SIMILAR to the word: VIABLE
A. Quixotic B. Chimerical C. Doable D. Unfeasible

Explanation: Viable – capable of living.
4. After breaking his hand, Gordon’s dream to play professional basketball went up in smoke..
A. to accomplish B. Destroyed C. hopeful D. Continue

Explanation:
Go up in smoke: be destroyed or ruined
Example: Without a scholarship, her dreams of college are likely to go up in smoke. As per the meaning above, only option B is apt.
5. She cooks and bakes when she needs to let off some steam. .
A. get rid of strong emotion B. to enjoy C. to be alone D. to play sport

Explanation:
Let off steam: Get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion.
Example: The kids can let off steam in the gardens while mum and dad relax for a while.
As per the meaning above, only Option B is incorrect. The others do not make sense.
6. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US President Donald Trump not to withdraw from Syria and to work to remove Iran from the Syrian arena, but Trump gave him the cold shoulder.
A. To hurry B. To take something lightly C. To ignore somone D. To disapprove of something

Explanation:
Gave him the cold shoulder: Ignore someone
Eg: Ravi wanted to join hands with Dev but it is likely the latter gave him the cold shoulder.
As per the meaning above, Option C is the most suitable answer. The others are incorrect.
7. In the Economic Survey 2017-18, it was said that the government’s priority should be to flush farmers out of agriculture and adding insult to the injury, the Survey also quoted Dr. Ambedkar warning about the dangers of romanticising rural India.
A. To avenge something B. to make a bad situation worse. C. To divorce D. Willing to deceive

Explanation: To add insult to injury: act in a way that makes a bad situation worse.
Example : Employees were forced to work longer hours, and to add insult to injury, the company decided not to give pay raises.
As per the meaning above, Only option B, to make a bad situation worse, fits in.
8. Creativity is something that anybody who is remotely original has to guard very fiercely and passionately because people just want you to berun-of-the-mill.
A. Remarkable B. Expensive C. Unlicensed D. Ordinary

Explanation:
Run-of-the-mill means lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary.
Example: I was just a very average run-of-the-mill kind of student.
As per the meaning above, only option D ordinary fits in with the others not fitting in well.
Most of the human history has been the Paleolithic period or the old stone age. There is also a mesolithic period that comes about 20000 years ago. The exponential change in the development of the human civilization, however, came in the recent few centuries.

The word in the bold can be replaced by the following word without changing the meaning of the sentence.
A. Tremendous B. Fast C. Great D. Increasing

“These bottles are harrowing. How could you spend so much money on something that is so drab? You should have called me and confirmed at least. This is what you always do!” Which of the following words represents the antonym for the word in bold?
A. Gruesome B. Horrible C. Attractive D. Adorable

11. EK Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv is implemented by which ministry?
A. Ministry of Commerce B. Ministry of Human Resource Development C. Ministry of Minority Affairs D. Ministry of Commerce & Industry

12. Who has been elected as the BJP legislative party leader in Maharashtra?
A. Devendra Fadnavis B. Chandrakant Patil C. Uddhav Thackeray D. Aaditya Thackeray

13. World Thrift Day is celebrated every year on which of the following days?
A. October 31 B. October 30 C. October 20 D. October 29

14. What is the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2019?
A. Eradicate Poverty B. Integrity – A way of life C. Eradicate Corruption - Build a New India D. Economic Reform

15. Who has summited the world's 14 highest peaks in a period of six months and six days, which is a new record?
A. Nirmal Purja B. Luke helgson C. Nikki Frumkin D. Hilaree Nelson

16. Pakistan release coin of 50 Pakistani rupees to commemorate the birth anniversary of which of the following personalities?
A. Baba Guru Nanak B. Liaquat Ali Khan C. Muhammad Ali Jinnah D. Iskander Ali Mirza

17. Which state/UT government has announced to provide free travel facility for women in public bus service?
A. Goa B. Delhi C. Gujarat D. Telangana

18. (A) concept used when (B) philosophy of technology (C) technological somnambulis is a (D) talking about the

19.
(A) with the interim budget out, (B) all eyes are now on the Monetary (C) policy Committee’s (MPC) decision that (D) will be announced on 7 February

20.
(A) on consumption (B) experts see a risk of inflation (C) from the expansionary fiscal (D) policy focusing exclusively

21.
(A) the Indian Space Research Organisation is all (B) spaceport in French Guiana (C) GSAT-31 on February 6 from the (D) set to launch its 40th communication satellite

(A) so-called angel tax may (B) soon receive some concession (C) start-ups troubled by the (D) from the government

23.
(A) working committee to look into (B) tax imposed on start-ups (C) on Monday, the Centre had set up a five-member (D) revising the norms of the angel

24.
(A) when you are travelling, whether for (B) work or leisure, you are usually in (C) a rush to catch the next flight (D) and reach the destination

25.
(A) a short visit on your layover (B) many countries have made it easy for Indians (C) to access their country, and this is why it (D) becomes attractive to plan for

26. (A) Indian statistics often resemble (B) have to walk through (C) that the bewildered (D) a hall of mirrors

27. With a whole lot of games _________ in the coming months from the post-apocalyptic genre, everybody will be able to _________ the world after the unthinkable has happened.
A. Retiring, exploit B. Rejecting, report C. Releasing, explore D. Launching, visualize

Explanation: Option C is the correct choice since games can be released and also with something that does not exist in reality it would be thrilling to experience the world like that. It would be kind of exploration of something new in a new kind of world.
28. At a _________ store recently launched by a Kochi-based startup at the city’s Gold Souk Grande Mall, customers get a _________ experience of what cashier-less shopping feels like.
A. Mechanical, true B. Engineered, realistic C. Automated, hands-free D. Fully-automated, hands-

Explanation: Option D is the correct choice because the shop is about cashier-less shopping experience and that can be provided by only a fully-automated shop and both the words fit the context perfectly in the given statement.
29. Holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assembly may have larger _________, but there is a _________ that it could disadvantage regional parties.
A.Ramifications, complexion B.Impact, synthesis C.Benefits, perception D.Beginning, problem

Explanation:Option C will be the correct choice because the first blank can be filled with benefits whereas the second blank should have something that implies that there is an idea regarding the disadvantage of regional parties in case of simultaneous polls.
30. But the people of Telangana are going to _________ him by what he did in the last four years, and not by what he _________ to do in the next few weeks.
A. Judge, intends B. Reject, restricts C. Reciprocate, proposes D. Rectify, plans

Explanation: Option A is correct because people of the state are going to judge the political party and its leader on the basis of its actions in the last few years in power and he may now say something that he wants to do in the next few years but that is of no use now as far as getting support of people is concerned.
31. The large-scale _________ of troops by the Syrian government and its allies around the province, has led to speculation about an _________ attack as well as calls to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.
A. Realization, eminent B. Mutilation, excellent C. Mobilization, imminent D. Resources, extreme

Explanation: Statement C is the correct choice because the government and its allies have got the troops around the province and this can be explained well by the given word mobilization whereas the second blank can also be filled with the word imminent which will mean an impending attack on the said province. So, both the words are correct for the given blanks.
32. The play _________ so real, we almost forgot where we were, and believed we were watching the ________ scenes as they were acted so long ago.
A. looked, unreal B. fared, imaginary C. seemed, genuine D. projected, hazy

A. Approve B. Destroy C. Inspire D. Secure

34. Antonym of “Accord” is?
A. Agreement B. Compel C. Pardon D. Disagreement

35. What is correct Antonym of the word “Flaunt”?
A. Flirt B. Approve C. Hide D Display

36. Antonym of “Gorge” is
A. Rest B. Starve C. Relieve D. Dance

37. Which of the following options is the correct Antonym for “Disdain”?
A. Detest B. Praise C. Destroy D. Suspend

38 what is the Opposite of word – “Jaded”?
A. Fresh B. Dead C. Exhausted D. Composed

39. What is the antonym of “Malice”?
A. Cruel B. Illegal C. Abnormal D. Goodwill

40. Choose the correct Antonym for the word “Vanity” from the following options?
A. Weakness B. Elevation C. Humility D. Arrogance

41. Which of the following options is the correct Antonym for “Dogmatic”?
A. Free Spirited B. Open-Minded C. Idiotic D. Pretentious

42. From the following options, select the correct opposite word for “Potent”?
A. Diluted B. Polished C. Strong D. Dangerous

43. Antonym of “Rustic” is –
A. Assertive B. Prosperous C. Cultured D. Immature

44. Throughout the ages the businessman has helped build civilisation's great cities, provided people with luxuries and artists with patronage, and lift his fellow citizens to understand the standard of living. In the last few centuries the businessman has seeded the Industrial Revolution around the world.
A. is accountable to the society. B. lives luxurious and comfortable life. C. is the beneficiary of the Industrial Revolution. D. has contributed to the growth of civilisation.

45. There is a shift in our economy from a manufacturing to a service orientation. The increase in service-sector will require the managers to work more with people rather than with objects and things from the assembly line.
A. managers should have a balanced mind. B. assembly line will exist in service organisations. C. interpersonal skills will become more important in the future work place. D. manufacturing organisations ignore importance of people.

46. The virtue of art does not allow the work to be interfered with or immediately ruled by anything other than itself. It insists that it alone shall touch the work in order to bring it into being. Art requires that nothing shall attain the work except through art itself.
A. art is governed by external rules and conditions. B. art is for the sake of art and life. C. art is for the sake of art alone. D. artist realises his dreams through his artistic creation.

47. The prevention of accidents makes it necessary not only that safety devices be used to guard exposed machinery but also that mechanics be instructed in safety rules which they must follow for their own protection, and that lighting in the plant be adequate.
A. are always avoidable; B. may be due to ignorance. C. cannot be entirely overcome. D. can be eliminated with the help of safety rules.