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Question 1

Choose the most appropriate phrase from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
India is a post-colonial country because
  • it was a former British colony
  • Indian Information Technology professionals have colonized the world
  • India does not follow any colonial practices
  • India has helped other countries gain freedom

Question 2

Who ___________ was coming to see us this evening?
  • you said
  • did you say
  • did you say that
  • had you

Question 3

What is the average of all multiples of 10 from 2 to 198?
  • 90
  • 100
  • 110
  • 120

Question 4

  • 3.464
  • 3.932
  • 4.000
  • 4.444

Question 5

The old city of Koenigsberg, which had a German majority population before World War 2, is now called Kaliningrad. After the events of the war, Kaliningrad is now a Russian territory and has a predominantly Russian population. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea on the north and the countries of Poland to the south and west and Lithuania to the east respectively. Which of the statements below can be inferred from this passage?
  • Kaliningrad was historically Russian in its ethnic make up
  • Kaliningrad is a part of Russia despite it not being contiguous with the rest of Russia
  • Koenigsberg was renamed Kaliningrad, as that was its original Russian name
  • Poland and Lithuania are on the route from Kaliningrad to the rest of Russia

Question 6

The number of people diagnosed with dengue fever (contracted from the bite of a mosquito) in north India is twice the number diagnosed last year. Municipal authorities have concluded that measures to control the mosquito population have failed in this region. Which one of the following statements, if true, does not contradict this conclusion?
  • A high proportion of the affected population has returned from neighbouring countries where dengue is prevalent
  • More cases of dengue are now reported because of an increase in the Municipal Office’s administrative efficiency
  • Many more cases of dengue are being diagnosed this year since the introduction of a new and effective diagnostic test
  • The number of people with malarial fever (also contracted from mosquito bites) has increased this year

Question 7

If x is real and |x2 - 2x + 3| = 11, then possible values of |- x3 + x2 - x| include
  • 2, 4
  • 2, 14
  • 4, 52
  • 14, 52

Question 8

The ratio of male to female students in a college for five years is plotted in the following line graph. If the number of female students doubled in 2009, by what percent did the number of male students increase in 2009? GATECS2014Q92
  • 120
  • 140
  • 160
  • 180

Question 9

At what time between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. will the minute hand and hour hand of a clock make an angle closest to 60o

  • 6:22 am

  • 6:27 am

  • 6:38 am

  • 6:45 am

Question 10

The security system at an IT office is composed of 10 computers of which exactly four are working. To check whether the system is functional, the officials inspect four of the computers picked at random (without replacement). The system is deemed functional if at least three of the four computers inspected are working. Let the probability that the system is deemed functional be denoted by p. Then 100p = _____________.
  • 11.85

There are 64 questions to complete.

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