Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Solved Paper 27-04-2014 - Part 3

41.       Find the percentage of pure gold in 17 carat gold, if 24 carat gold is 100% pure gold.
(A) 84%             (B) 705/6%
(C) 75%             (D) 732/3%
42.       Ritu had 400 mangoes. She sold 60 mangoes at 25% gain, 80 mangoes 20% gain, 120 mangoes at 10% gain and 140 mangoes at 20% loss. Her net gain/loss percent is
(A) 71/2% gain
(B) 73/4% loss
(C) 33/4% gain
(D) None of these
43.       Rice is now being sold at Rs. 30 per Kg. During last month its cost was Rs. 24. Find by how much percent a family reduces its consumption so as to keep the expenditure fixed.
(A) 20%             (B) 21%
(C) 18%             (D) None of these
44.       A mixture contains alcohol and water in the ratio of 5:4. If 18 L of water is added to the mixture, the ratio of alcohol and water becomes 4:5. What was the quantity of alcohol in the mixture initially?
(A) 36L               (B) 32L
(C) 40L              (D) None of these
45.       One-half of a certain number is equal to 65% of the 2nd number. Find the ratio of 1st to 2nd number.
(A) 10:13           (B) 13:10
(C) 13:8             (D) 8:13
46.       The marked price of a radio is Rs. 3840. The shopkeeper allow a discount of 10% and gains 8% in the whole transaction. If no discount is given his gain percent would be
(A) 20%             (B) 25%
(C) 12%             (D) 18%
47.       At what rate of annual simple interest, a sum will amount to five times in 16 years?
(A) 15%             (B) 20%
(C) 25%             (D) 22.5%
48.       36 workmen are employed to finish a certain work in 48 days. But it is found that in 24 days, only 2/5 work is done. How many more men must be taken to finish the work in time?
(A) 16     (B) 20
(C) 18     (D) None of these
49.       The average age of 33 students and the class teacher in a class is 15 years. If the class teacher’s age is 48 years, what would be the average age of only the students?
(A) 13 years      (B) 12 years
(C) 14 years      (D) None of these
50.    A bike run at the speed of 50 km/hr when not serviced and runs at 60 km/hr when serviced. After servicing the bike covers a certain distance in 6 hours. How much time will the bike take to cover the same distance when not serviced?
(A) 8.2 hours    (B) 6.5 hours
(C) 7.2 hours    (D) None of these

Part-C (English)
Directions: Given are four sentences. Choose the sentence which belongs to the class ‘Adverb of manner’
(A) She sings delightfully
(B) The Weather is delightfully cool
(C) He is far better now
(D) I have told you twice
52.    Identify the sentence with no adverb:
(A) He behaves best
(B) She sings well enough
(C) He is the best boy in the class
(D) The patient is much better
53.    In the following sentence use appropriate adverb which modifies the whole sentence:
……….. Ram escaped unhurt.
(A) Unfortunately         (B) Luckily
(C) Sadly                       (D) Badly
Directions: Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blank.
54.    Do not loiter ……….. the street.
(A) in      (B) about
(C) on    (D) at
55.    The book lies ……….. the table.
(A) on     (B) at
(C) over (D) in
56.    The driver jumped ………… the car.
(A) of      (B) to
(C) off    (D) from
57.    Our plane stopped ………… Mumbai airport on the way to Italy.
(A) in      (B) over
(C) on    (D) at
Directions: Use appropriate subordinating conjunction expressing a negative purpose to complete the sentence.
58.    He fled …………. He should be killed.
(A) So that not  (B) Lest
(C) Else             (D) Otherwise
Directions: Use appropriate compound conjunction to fill up the blank to make the sentence complete
59.    You can borrow the book …………. You return it soon.
(A) In as much that
(B) as soon as
(C) as though
(D) provided that
60.    I must refuse your request ………. I believe it unreasonable.
(A) as soon as
(B) provided that
(C) in as much as
(D) so that

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