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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Logical Reasoning Question and Answers

1.Look at this series: 2, 1, (1/2), (1/4), ... What number should come next?

2.Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?

3.Look at this series: 36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ... What number should come next?

4.Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number should come next?

5.Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?

6.Look at this series: 21, 9, 21, 11, 21, 13, 21, ... What number should come next?

7.Look at this series: 58, 52, 46, 40, 34, ... What number should come next?

8.Look at this series: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, ... What number should come next?

9.Look at this series: 8, 22, 8, 28, 8, ... What number should come next?

10.Look at this series: 31, 29, 24, 22, 17, ... What number should come next?

11.Look at this series: 1.5, 2.3, 3.1, 3.9, ... What number should come next?

12.Look at this series: 14, 28, 20, 40, 32, 64, ... What number should come next?

13.Look at this series: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, ... What number should come next?

14.Look at this series: 201, 202, 204, 207, ... What number should come next?

15.Look at this series: 544, 509, 474, 439, ... What number should come next?

16.Look at this series: 80, 10, 70, 15, 60, ... What number should come next?

17.Look at this series: 2, 6, 18, 54, ... What number should come next?

18.Look at this series: 5.2, 4.8, 4.4, 4, ... What number should come next?

19.Look at this series: 8, 6, 9, 23, 87 , ... What number should come next?

20.28 25 5 21 18 5 14 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.11 5

21.8 11 21 15 18 21 22 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.25 21

22.9 16 23 30 37 44 51 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.58 65

23.2 8 14 20 26 32 38 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.44 50

24.9 11 33 13 15 33 17 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.19 33

25.2 3 4 5 6 4 8 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.9 4

26.17 17 34 20 20 31 23 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.23 28

27.6 20 8 14 10 8 12 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.2 14

28.21 25 18 29 33 18 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.37 41

29.75 65 85 55 45 85 35 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.25 85

30.11 16 21 26 31 36 41 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.46 51

31.3 8 13 18 23 28 33 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.38 43

32.84 78 72 66 60 54 48 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.42 36

33.20 20 17 17 14 14 11 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.11 8

34.61 57 50 61 43 36 61 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.29 22

35.9 12 11 14 13 16 15 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.18 17

36.4 8 22 12 16 22 20 24 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.22 28

37.40 40 31 31 22 22 13 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.13 4

38.1 10 7 20 13 30 19 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.40 25

39.10 20 25 35 40 50 55 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.65 70

40.42 40 38 35 33 31 28 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.26 24

41.6 10 14 18 22 26 30 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.34 38

42.8 12 9 13 10 14 11 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.15 12

43.36 31 29 24 22 17 15 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.10 8

44.3 5 35 10 12 35 17 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.19 35

45.13 29 15 26 17 23 19 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.20 21

46.14 14 26 26 38 38 50 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.50 62

47.44 41 38 35 32 29 26 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.23 20

48.34 30 26 22 18 14 10 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.6 2

49.32 31 32 29 32 27 32 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.25 32

50.7 9 66 12 14 66 17 ..... which pair of numbers comes next?
A.19 66

51.Fact 1: Most stuffed toys are stuffed with beans.
Fact 2: There are stuffed bears and stuffed tigers.
Fact 3: Some chairs are stuffed with beans.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Only children's chairs are stuffed with beans.
II: All stuffed tigers are stuffed with beans.
III: Stuffed monkeys are not stuffed with beans.

A.None of the statements is a known fact.

52.Fact 1: Mary said, "Ann and I both have cats."
Fact 2: Ann said, "I don't have a cat."
Fact 3: Mary always tells the truth, but Ann sometimes lies.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Ann has a cat.
II: Mary has a cat.
III: Ann is lying.

A.All the statements are facts.

53.Fact 1: Pictures can tell a story.
Fact 2: All storybooks have pictures.
Fact 3: Some storybooks have words.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Pictures can tell a story better than words can.
II: The stories in storybooks are very simple.
III: Some storybooks have both words and pictures.

A.III only

54.Fact 1: Some pens don't write.
Fact 2: All blue pens write.
Fact 3: Some writing utensils are pens.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Some writing utensils don't write.
II: Some writing utensils are blue.
III: Some blue writing utensils don't write.

A.I and II only

55.Fact 1: Islands are surrounded by water.
Fact 2: Maui is an island.
Fact 3: Maui was formed by a volcano.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Maui is surrounded by water.
II: All islands are formed by volcanoes.
III: All volcanoes are on islands.

A.I only

56.Fact 1: Robert has four vehicles.
Fact 2: Two of the vehicles are red.
Fact 3: One of the vehicles is a minivan.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: Robert has a red minivan.
II: Robert has three cars.
III: Robert's favorite color is red.

A.None of the statements is a known fact.

57.Children are in pursuit of a dog whose leash has broken. James is directly behind the dog. Ruby is behind James. Rachel is behind Ruby. Max is ahead of the dog walking down the street in the opposite direction. As the children and dog pass, Max turns around and joins the pursuit. He runs in behind Ruby. James runs faster and is alongside the dog on the left. Ruby runs faster and is alongside the dog on the right. Which child is directly behind the dog?

58.Nurse Kemp has worked more night shifts in a row than Nurse Rogers, who has worked five. Nurse Miller has worked fifteen night shifts in a row, more than Nurses Kemp and Rogers combined. Nurse Calvin has worked eight night shifts in a row, less than Nurse Kemp. How many night shifts in a row has Nurse Kemp worked?

59.Danielle has been visiting friends in Ridge-wood for the past two weeks. She is leaving tomorrow morning and her flight is very early. Most of her friends live fairly close to the airport. Madison lives ten miles away. Frances lives five miles away, Samantha, seven miles. Alexis is farther away than Frances, but closer than Samantha. Approximately how far away from the airport is Alexis?
A.six miles

60.The high school math department needs to appoint a new chairperson, which will be based on seniority. Ms. West has less seniority than Mr. Temple, but more than Ms. Brody. Mr. Rhodes has more seniority than Ms. West, but less than Mr. Temple. Mr. Temple doesn't want the job. Who will be the new math department chairperson?
A.Mr. Rhodes

61.Four friends in the sixth grade were sharing a pizza. They decided that the oldest friend would get the extra piece. Randy is two months older than Greg, who is three months younger than Ned. Kent is one month older than Greg. Who should get the extra piece of pizza?

62.As they prepare for the state championships, one gymnast must be moved from the Level 2 team to the Level 1 team. The coaches will move the gymnast who has won the biggest prize and who has the most experience. In the last competition, Roberta won a bronze medal and has competed seven times before. Jamie has won a silver medal and has competed fewer times than Roberta. Beth has won a higher medal than Jamie and has competed more times than Roberta. Michele has won a bronze medal, and it is her third time competing. Who will be moved to the Level 1 team?

63.At the baseball game, Henry was sitting in seat 253. Marla was sitting to the right of Henry in seat 254. In the seat to the left of Henry was George. Inez was sitting to the left of George. Which seat is Inez sitting in?

64.Ms. Forest likes to let her students choose who their partners will be; however, no pair of students may work together more than seven class periods in a row. Adam and Baxter have studied together seven class periods in a row. Carter and Dennis have worked together three class periods in a row. Carter does not want to work with Adam. Who should be assigned to work with Baxter?

65.Four people witnessed a mugging. Each gave a different description of the mugger. Which description is probably right?
A.He was tall, thin, and middle-aged.

66.In a four-day period Monday through Thursday each of the following temporary office workers worked only one day, each a different day. Ms. Johnson was scheduled to work on Monday, but she traded with Mr. Carter, who was originally scheduled to work on Wednesday. Ms. Falk traded with Mr. Kirk, who was originally scheduled to work on Thursday. After all the switching was done, who worked on Tuesday?
A.Mr. Kirk

67.A four-person crew from Classic Colors is painting Mr. Field's house. Michael is painting the front of the house. Ross is in the alley behind the house painting the back. Jed is painting the window frames on the north side, Shawn is on the south. If Michael switches places with Jed, and Jed then switches places with Shawn, where is Shawn? front of the house

68.Four defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?

69.A jar of jelly beans contains more red beans than green. There are more yellow beans than red. The jar contains fewer yellow jelly beans than green ones. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

70.The bookstore has a better selection of postcards than the newsstand does. The selection of postcards at the drugstore is better than at the bookstore. The drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore or the newsstand. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

71.At a parking lot, a sedan is parked to the right of a pickup and to the left of a sport utility vehicle. A minivan is parked to the left of the pickup. The minivan is parked between the pickup and the sedan. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

72.Cloudy days tend to be more windy than sunny days. Foggy days tend to be less windy than cloudy days. Sunny days tend to be less windy than foggy days. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

73.Taking the train across town is quicker than taking the bus. Taking the bus across town is slower than driving a car. Taking the train across town is quicker than driving a car. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

74.Three pencils cost the same as two erasers. Four erasers cost the same as one ruler. Pencils are more expensive than rulers. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

75.Tom puts on his socks before he puts on his shoes. He puts on his shirt before he puts on his jacket. Tom puts on his shoes before he puts on his shirt. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

76.A toothpick is useful. Useful things are valuable. A toothpick is valuable. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

77.The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore. The market is one block west of the hotel. The drugstore is west of the market. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

78.All Lamels are Signots with buttons. No yellow Signots have buttons. No Lamels are yellow. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

79.All spotted Gangles have long tails. Short-haired Gangles always have short tails. Long-tailed Gangles never have short hair. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

80.Middletown is north of Centerville. Centerville is east of Penfield. Penfield is northwest of Middletown. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

81.Spot is bigger than King and smaller than Sugar. Ralph is smaller than Sugar and bigger than Spot. King is bigger than Ralph. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

82.Battery X lasts longer than Battery Y. Battery Y doesn't last as long as Battery Z. Battery Z lasts longer than Battery X. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

83.Martina is sitting in the desk behind Jerome. Jerome is sitting in the desk behind Bryant. Bryant is sitting in the desk behind Martina. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

84.Oat cereal has more fiber than corn cereal but less fiber than bran cereal. Corn cereal has more fiber than rice cereal but less fiber than wheat cereal. Of the three kinds of cereal, rice cereal has the least amount of fiber. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

85.The temperature on Monday was lower than on Tuesday. The temperature on Wednesday was lower than on Tuesday. The temperature on Monday was higher than on Wednesday If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

86.On the day the Barton triplets are born, Jenna weighs more than Jason. Jason weighs less than Jasmine. Of the three babies, Jasmine weighs the most. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

87.Joe is younger than Kathy. Mark was born after Joe. Kathy is older than Mark. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

88.The Shop and Save Grocery is south of Greenwood Pharmacy. Rebecca's house is northeast of Greenwood Pharmacy. Rebecca's house is west of the Shop and Save Grocery. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

89.A fruit basket contains more apples than lemons. There are more lemons in the basket than there are oranges. The basket contains more apples than oranges. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

90.Class A has a higher enrollment than Class B. Class C has a lower enrollment than Class B. Class A has a lower enrollment than Class C. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

91.All the offices on the 9th floor have wall-to-wall carpeting. No wall-to-wall carpeting is pink. None of the offices on the 9th floor has pink wall-to-wall carpeting. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

92.Rover weighs less than Fido. Rover weighs more than Boomer. Of the three dogs, Boomer weighs the least. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

93.During the past year, Josh saw more movies than Stephen. Stephen saw fewer movies than Darren. Darren saw more movies than Josh. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

94.All the tulips in Zoe's garden are white. All the pansies in Zoe's garden are yellow. All the flowers in Zoe's garden are either white or yellow If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

95.The Kingston Mall has more stores than the Galleria. The Four Corners Mall has fewer stores than the Galleria. The Kingston Mall has more stores than the Four Corners Mall. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

96.Apartments in the Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons. Apartments in the Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in the The Gaslight Commons. Of the three apartment buildings, the Livingston Gate costs the most. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

97.Mara runs faster than Gail. Lily runs faster than Mara. Gail runs faster than Lily. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

98.All the trees in the park are flowering trees. Some of the trees in the park are dogwoods. All dogwoods in the park are flowering trees. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

99.Blueberries cost more than strawberries. Blueberries cost less than raspberries. Raspberries cost more than both strawberries and blueberries. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

100.Tanya is older than Eric. Cliff is older than Tanya. Eric is older than Cliff. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

General Knowledge Question and Answers

1.Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's
A.largest railway station

2.Entomology is the science that studies

3.Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

4.Garampani sanctuary is located at
A.Diphu, Assam

5.For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?
A.Physics and Chemistry,Physiology or Medicine and Literature, Peace and Economics

6.Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as
A.Nazi Party

7.FFC stands for
A.Film Finance Corporation

8.Fastest shorthand writer was
A.Dr. G. D. Bist

9.Epsom (England) is the place associated with
A.Horse racing

10.First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

11.Galileo was an Italian astronomer who
A.developed the telescope,discovered four satellites of Jupiter and discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement

12.Habeas Corpus Act 1679
A.states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him,provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail and safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders

13.Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because
A.the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

14.Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

15.Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as
A.Letter of Credit (L/C)

16.First Afghan War took place in

17.Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by
A.Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

18.First China War was fought between
A.China and Britain

19.Dumping is
A.selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price, the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him better price and prohibited by regulations of GATT

20.For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are
A.28 m x 15 m

21.Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of

22.Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on
A.May 8

23.Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD – 1050 AD are
A.Khajuraho temples

24.Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove
A.suspended particulate matter

25.Guwahati High Court is the judicature of
A.Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam

26.Friction can be reduced by changing from
A.sliding to rolling

27.During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.
A.SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging)

28.which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?
A.Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.

29.Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?
A.Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion)

30.Film and TV institute of India is located at
A.Pune (Maharashtra)

31.Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan became the members of UNO in

32.Guru Gobind Singh was
A.the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, founder of Khalsa, the inner council of the Sikhs in 1699 and author of Dasam Granth

33.Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for
A.his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide

34.Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended
A.November 11, 1918

35.During World War II, when did Germany attack France?

36.Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for
A.Chemistry in 1958 and 1980

37.The ozone layer restricts
A.Ultraviolet radiation

38.Eugenics is the study of
A.altering human beings by changing their genetic components

39.Euclid was
A.Greek mathematician, Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry and Propounded the geometrical theorems

40.Ecology deals with
A.Relation between organisms and their environment

41.Filaria is caused by

42.Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in

43.DRDL stands for
A.Defence Research and Development Laboratary

44.Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?
A.Gen. K.M. Cariappa

45.FRS stands for
A.Fellow of Royal Society

46.Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the
A.Earth's gravitational pull

47.GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is agreement signed in 1947 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging international trade unobstructed by tariff barriers

48.Coral reefs in India can be found in

49.For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having
A.low melting point

50.Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's
A.largest Gurdwara

51.During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year
A.1916 AD

52.Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of

53.Hamid Karzai was chosen president of Afghanistan in

54.Durand Cup is associated with the game of

55.Headquarters of UNO are situated at
A.New York, USA

56.First International Peace Congress was held in London in
A.1843 AD

57.For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

58.Dr. Zakir Hussain was
A.the first Muslim president of India

59.G-15 is an economic grouping of
A.Third World Nations

60.Fathometer is used to measure
A.Ocean depth

61.For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?

62.Economic goods are
A.all commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand

63.For purifying drinking water alum is used
A.for coagulation of mud particles

64.Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in
A.1958 in Tokyo

65.ESCAP stands for
A.Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific

66.Firdausi was
A.a poet and well known for his epic 'Shahnama'

67.Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

68.Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was
A.a German Physicist, developed the mercury thermometer in 1714 and devised temperature scale

69.During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in
A.1099 AD

70.Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for
A.Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962

71.Free market is where the price of a commodity is determined by free play of the forces of supply and demand

72.East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of

73.Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the
A.force of cohesion

74.Gopal Krishna Gokhale
A.started as a maths teacher and rose to the position of the principal of Ferguson College, Pune

75.GNLF stands for
A.Gorkha National Liberation Front

76.Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in
A.increased height

77.Fa-Hien was
A.the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya

78.In which year of First World War Germany declared war on Russia and France?

79.ICAO stands for
A.International Civil Aviation Organization

80.India's first Technicolor film ____ in the early 1950s was produced by ____
A.'Jhansi Ki Rani', Sohrab Modi

81.India has largest deposits of ____ in the world.

82.How many Lok Sabha seats belong to Rajasthan?

83.India's first satellite is named after

84.India's first atomic reactor was

85.In which year, terrorists crash two planes into New York's World Trade Centre on September 11 in a sequence of destruction?

86.India's first ocean wave's energy project was launched in

87.In which of the following years, the membership of the Security Council was increased from 11 to 15 (under Article 23)?

88.India's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at
A.Sravanabelagola, Karnataka

89.In 1945, fifty nations met to phrase the basic charter for a world organization which would "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". This conference took place at
A.San Francisco

90.In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is
A.30 trillion

91.INS Venduruthy is located at

92.In which season do we need more fat?

93.How much districts are there in Punjab?

94.India participated in Olympics Hockey in

95.If force is expressed in Newton and the distance in metre, then the work done is expressed in

96.How many teeth does a normal adult dog have?

97.How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?
A.10 million

98.How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?
A.Five times

99.If speed of rotation of the earth increases, weight of the body

100.In August, 1996 at Kolar(near Bangalore), India made successful test flights of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) named

101.IDA stands for
A.International Development Agency

102.Indira Gandhi was assassinated in

103.India's first nuclear blast at Pokhran in Rajasthan took place in

104.How many players are there on each side in the game of Basketball?

105.In a normal human being, how much time does food take to reach the end of the intestine for complete absorption?
A.About 12 hours

106.In certain diseases antibiotics are administered. The object is
A.inhibit the growth of bacteria

107.In cricket, the two sets of wickets are
A.22 yards apart

108.India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on
A.August 30, 1992

109.In which of the followings places was the last Winter Olympics Games held?

110.Hundred year war was fought between
A.France and England

111.In which of the following pairs, the two substances forming the pair are chemically most dissimilar?
A.Butter and paraffin wax

112.India's Integrated Missiles Development Programme was started in ____ under the chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

113.INS Agrani (Petty Officers' School) is situated at

114.Hybridization is
A.cross-fertilization between two varieties

115.In which world cup cricket final, Australia beat England?
A.1987, Kolkata - India

116.India is the ____ grower of pulses.

117.In cricket, a run taken when the ball passes the batsman without touching his bat or body is called

118.How many non-permanent Security Council (UNO) members are from Afro-Asian countries?

119.Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, established in 1971, is located at
A.Kalpakkam, Chennai

120.In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?

121.Kiran Bedi received Magsaysay Award for government service in

122.Logarithm tables were invented by
A.John Napier

123.With which sport is the Jules Rimet trophy associated?

124.Joule is the unit of

125.Kemal Ataturk was
A.the founder of modern Turkey

126.Milkha Singh Stood ____ in 1960 Olympics, in Athletics.
A.fourth in 400m final

127.Ms. Medha Patkar is associated with the
A.Sardar Sarovar project

128.Kathakali, Mohiniatam and Ottamthullal are the famous dances of

129.Jaspal Rana is associated with which of the following games?

130.Lala Lajpat Rai is also known as

131.Modern football is said to have evolved from

132.Modern Indo-Aryan languages are based on an ancient language called

133.Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education is located at

134.Malfunctioning of which of the following organs causes jaundice?

135.Olympic creed and oath was composed by ____ the founder of modern Olympics.
A.Baron Pierre de Coubertin

136.Kathak, Nauntanki, Jhora and Kajri are the important dances of
A.Uttar Pradesh

137.Lance Armstrong, a sportsperson of international repute, belongs to which of the following countries?

138.Ludhiana is situated on ____ river.

139.Kiran Bedi is
A.first woman IPS officer

140.K.S. Ranjit Singhji was
A.first Indian test cricketer

141.National Defence Academy is situated at

142.Modvat is
A.scheme which allows a manufacturer to claim instant reimbursement of the excise duty paid on the raw materials used for the production of the final good

143.Number of commands of Air Force are

144.Of the following foods, which one is the best source of protein?

145.MISA stands for
A.Maintenance of Internal Security Act

146.Mount Everest was captured by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the year

147.Karoline Mikkelsen was the first woman to
A.reach South Pole

148.Liquids transmit pressure equally in all directions. This is known as
A.Pascal's Law

149.John F. Kennedy, President of USA, died on

150.Lal Bahadur Shastri
A.signed the Tashkent Agreement with Ayub Khan for a ceasefire between India and Pakistan

151.On a night when the sky is clear, the temperature may dip considerably; on a cloudy night the temperature will usually dip much less. The reason for this difference is that
A.the clear sky allows radiant energy to escape readily from the earth

152.Normally the Commonwealth Games are held at intervals of
A.4 years

153.Mahakavi Kalidas
A.famous works include Shakutala, Raghuvansha, Meghdoot and Kumara Sambahava

154.Olympic emblem is composed of five intertwined rings, each of a different colour, representing the five continents of the world as
A.Blue ring - Europe; Yellow ring - Asia; Black ring - Africa; Red ring- America; Green ring - Oceania

155.Name the instrument used to measure relative humidity

156.National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) was setup in

157.Mina is the tribe of

158.King Hammurabi raised the first army of the world in
A.2000 BC

159.National Institute of Occupation Health is located at

160.Kanishka was
A.the only ruler of India whose territory extended up to central Asia

161.National Institute of Oceanography is located at
A.Panaji (Goa)

162.Nuclear power is ____ thermal power.
A.cheaper than

163.Michael Faraday discovered
A.benzene, liquid gases and optical glass

164.Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for Peace in

165.Most commonly used bleaching agent is

166.Of the UN Agencies, which one specifically aims at further economic development by encouraging productive private enterprise?
A.International Finance Corporation

167.Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to
A.step on the moon

168.Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as
A.Man of Peace

169.Lime is sometimes applied to soil in order to
A.increase the alkalinity of the soil

170.Magsaysay awards are named after Ramon Magsaysay, ____ who was known for his land reform programme to defuse communist insurgency.
A.President of the Philippines

170.Leonardo da Vinci
A.was a great Italian painter, sculptor and architect

171.Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) is famous for
A.brass ware

172.Mahabaleshwar is located in

173.Jharkhand has ____ state on its eastern end.
A.West Bengal

174.Marco Polo
A.travelled through China, India and other parts of Asia

175.Of the blood groups A, B, AB and O, which one is transfused into a person whose blood group is A?
A.Group A and O

176.Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in

177.Numismatics is the study of

178.National Anthem was first sung on
A.December 27, 1911 during the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta

179.Karl Marx's ideology advocated
A.a classed society

180.Lhasa airport at Tibet is the World's
A.highest airport

181.Of the various agencies related to the United Nations, the one that has the longest period is
A.Universal Postal Union

182.Judicature (High Court) of Rajasthan is at

183.Kolleru Pelicanary situated at Elluru, Andhra Pradesh has reserves of
A.pelicans, painted stroke

184.Light Year is related to

185.Liquid asset is
A.a type of asset that is in the form of a deposit in the current account of the commercial bank

186.Jeevan Rekha (Life line) express is
A.first hospital on wheels in the world

187.Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for maximum number of ____ recordings

188.On August 1, 2003, the total strength of India's armed forces approximate to

189.John F. Kennedy was
A.writer of Why England slept and Profile in Courage

190.Jesus Christ was crucified in
A.1 AD

191.National institute of Mental Health is located at

192.Jharia (Jharkhand) is famous for
A.coal mines

193.Nalanda is located at
A.Near Patna, Bihar

194.National Botanical Research Institute is located at
A.Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

195.Mother Teresa received the Magsaysay Award in 1962 in the area of understanding

196.Of the various non-conventional energy sources that are being tapped, which has the largest potential?
A.Solar power

197.Missile 'prithivi' aims hit target without the help of the Air Forces

198.Microphone is used to convert
A.sound waves into electrical energy

199.Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma was India's first man to go into space. He was ____ cosmonaut to be in space in the world.

200.Philology is the of languages

201.Presently known as the European Union, the EEC was established in

202.Rise of the Chinese civilization along the banks of Hawang 40 took place in
A.2205 - 1122 BC

203.Oxygen was independently discovered by
A.Joseph Priestley

204.Sulphur is not present in

205.People who secretly indulge in anti-national or anti-government activities and help the enemy are called
A.Fifth column

206.Rabindranath Tagore receive Nobel Prize in 1913 in the field of

207.Recently lead free petrol was introduced in our country because
A.they cause less pollution

208.South Africa joined the Commonwealth as 51st member in
A.May 1994

209.South Indian temples have
A.gateway towers shaped like trapezoidal pyramids

210.Raja Rammohan Roy
A.advocated widow remarriage and woman's education

211.Pan - American Highway, north-west Alaska to Southernmost Chile is the worlds
A.longest road

212.Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated in

213.The 2012 Olympics Games were held in

214.Plorence(Chadwick) is the associated place for which of the following sport?

215.Profit made when an asset is sold more than the price at which it was bought is called

216.The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in

217.Radioactive substances can be produced readily in atomic pile

218.Regular meetings of Trusteeship Council (UNO) are held
A.twice a year

219.The American General who led the revolt against the British and declared American independence was
A.George Washington

220.Oxford university was founded in
A.1163 AD

221.The air we inhale is mixture of gases. Which of the following gases in the mixture is highest in percentage?

222.Soil is formed from the parent rock material by
A.biological decomposition

223.Sonia Nazario of "Los Angeles Times" was awarded Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for
A.feature writing

224.Sir Humphry Davy was a British chemist who
A.discovered the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide

225.Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the
A.the forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants

226.Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Britain announce their separation in

227.Richter scale is used for measuring
A.intensity of earthquakes

228.Socrates was the wisest man of the ancient world and developed the method of enquiry and instruction, belonged to

229.Penicillin is widely used as antibiotic

230.Sculpture flourished during
A.Indus valley civilization

231.Shankracharya was the founder of
A.Advaitic philosophy

232.Shares with a fixed rate of dividend that entitle their holders to priority payment over those who hold ordinary shares of a company are called
A.preference shares

233.Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a well known freedom fighter of

234.The 2005 Wimbledon Women's Singles champion defeated which of the following to win the title?
A.Lindsay Davenport

235.Taoism is followed in
A.China, Taiwan, Nauru, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam

236.Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar received Bharath Ratna in

237.Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for
A.gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy

238.Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service is an International Airline of

239.Small amounts of iodine are necessary in our diet to
A.compensate for underactive the thyroid gland

240.Oscar Awards were instituted in

241.Soil acidity is generally corrected by

242.Pythagoras was first to ____ the universal validity of geometrical theorem.

243.Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup is awarded to
A.a club or a local sport association for remarkable achievements

244.Recession is
A.period during which unemployment may rise and demand and output may fall, leading to slump in trade

245.School of Aviation Medicine (Air Force) is located at

246.Study of life in outer space is known as

247.Republican party is
A.the political party which changes with the change in the times and circumstances in the country

248.The 'Black flag' signifies

249.Satellite launching station is located at
A.Sriharikotta (Andhra Pradesh)

250.The 2006 World Cup Football Tournament held in

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Aptitude Question and Answers

1.A train running at the speed of 60 km/hr crosses a pole in 9 seconds. What is the length of the train?
A.150 metres

2.A train 125 m long passes a man, running at 5 km/hr in the same direction in which the train is going, in 10 seconds. The speed of the train is:
A.50 km/hr

3.The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and travelling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:
A.245 m

4.Two trains running in opposite directions cross a man standing on the platform in 27 seconds and 17 seconds respectively and they cross each other in 23 seconds. The ratio of their speeds is:
A.3 : 2

5.A train passes a station platform in 36 seconds and a man standing on the platform in 20 seconds. If the speed of the train is 54 km/hr, what is the length of the platform?
A.240 m

6.A train 240 m long passes a pole in 24 seconds. How long will it take to pass a platform 650 m long?
A.89 sec

7.Two trains of equal length are running on parallel lines in the same direction at 46 km/hr and 36 km/hr. The faster train passes the slower train in 36 seconds. The length of each train is:
A.50 m

8.A train 360 m long is running at a speed of 45 km/hr. In what time will it pass a bridge 140 m long?
A.40 sec

9.Two trains are moving in opposite directions @ 60 km/hr and 90 km/hr. Their lengths are 1.10 km and 0.9 km respectively. The time taken by the slower train to cross the faster train in seconds is:

10.A jogger running at 9 kmph alongside a railway track in 240 metres ahead of the engine of a 120 metres long train running at 45 kmph in the same direction. In how much time will the train pass the jogger?
A.36 sec

11.A 270 metres long train running at the speed of 120 kmph crosses another train running in opposite direction at the speed of 80 kmph in 9 seconds. What is the length of the other train?
A.230 m

12.A goods train runs at the speed of 72 kmph and crosses a 250 m long platform in 26 seconds. What is the length of the goods train?
A.270 m

13.Two trains, each 100 m long, moving in opposite directions, cross each other in 8 seconds. If one is moving twice as fast the other, then the speed of the faster train is:
A.60 km/hr

14.Two trains 140 m and 160 m long run at the speed of 60 km/hr and 40 km/hr respectively in opposite directions on parallel tracks. The time (in seconds) which they take to cross each other, is:

15.A train 110 metres long is running with a speed of 60 kmph. In what time will it pass a man who is running at 6 kmph in the direction opposite to that in which the train is going?
A.6 sec

16.A train travelling at a speed of 75 mph enters a tunnel 31/2 miles long. The train is 1/4 mile long. How long does it take for the train to pass through the tunnel from the moment the front enters to the moment the rear emerges?
A.3 min

17.A train 800 metres long is running at a speed of 78 km/hr. If it crosses a tunnel in 1 minute, then the length of the tunnel (in meters) is:

18.A 300 metre long train crosses a platform in 39 seconds while it crosses a signal pole in 18 seconds. What is the length of the platform?
A.350 m

19.A train speeds past a pole in 15 seconds and a platform 100 m long in 25 seconds. Its length is:
A.150 m

20.A train moves past a telegraph post and a bridge 264 m long in 8 seconds and 20 seconds respectively. What is the speed of the train?
A.79.2 km/hr

21.How many seconds will a 500 metre long train take to cross a man walking with a speed of 3 km/hr in the direction of the moving train if the speed of the train is 63 km/hr?

22.Two goods train each 500 m long, are running in opposite directions on parallel tracks. Their speeds are 45 km/hr and 30 km/hr respectively. Find the time taken by the slower train to pass the driver of the faster one.
A.24 sec

23.Two trains are running in opposite directions with the same speed. If the length of each train is 120 metres and they cross each other in 12 seconds, then the speed of each train (in km/hr) is:

24.Two trains of equal lengths take 10 seconds and 15 seconds respectively to cross a telegraph post. If the length of each train be 120 metres, in what time (in seconds) will they cross each other travelling in opposite direction?

25.A train 108 m long moving at a speed of 50 km/hr crosses a train 112 m long coming from opposite direction in 6 seconds. The speed of the second train is:
A.82 km/hr

26.Two trains are running at 40 km/hr and 20 km/hr respectively in the same direction. Fast train completely passes a man sitting in the slower train in 5 seconds. What is the length of the fast train?
A.27 7/9m

27.A train overtakes two persons who are walking in the same direction in which the train is going, at the rate of 2 kmph and 4 kmph and passes them completely in 9 and 10 seconds respectively. The length of the train is:
A.50 m

28.A train overtakes two persons walking along a railway track. The first one walks at 4.5 km/hr. The other one walks at 5.4 km/hr. The train needs 8.4 and 8.5 seconds respectively to overtake them. What is the speed of the train if both the persons are walking in the same direction as the train?
A.81 km/hr

29.A train travelling at 48 kmph completely crosses another train having half its length and travelling in opposite direction at 42 kmph, in 12 seconds. It also passes a railway platform in 45 seconds. The length of the platform is
A.400 m

30.Two stations A and B are 110 km apart on a straight line. One train starts from A at 7 a.m. and travels towards B at 20 kmph. Another train starts from B at 8 a.m. and travels towards A at a speed of 25 kmph. At what time will they meet?
A.10 a.m.

31.Two, trains, one from Howrah to Patna and the other from Patna to Howrah, start simultaneously. After they meet, the trains reach their destinations after 9 hours and 16 hours respectively. The ratio of their speeds is:
A.4 : 3

32.A can do a work in 15 days and B in 20 days. If they work on it together for 4 days, then the fraction of the work that is left is :

33.A can lay railway track between two given stations in 16 days and B can do the same job in 12 days. With help of C, they did the job in 4 days only. Then, C alone can do the job in:
A.9 3/5 days

34.A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20, 30 and 60 days respectively. In how many days can A do the work if he is assisted by B and C on every third day?
A.15 days

35.A is thrice as good as workman as B and therefore is able to finish a job in 60 days less than B. Working together, they can do it in:
A.22 1/2 days

36.A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook to do it for Rs. 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How much is to be paid to C?
A.Rs. 400

37.If 6 men and 8 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days while 26 men and 48 boys can do the same in 2 days, the time taken by 15 men and 20 boys in doing the same type of work will be:
A.4 days

38.A can do a piece of work in 4 hours; B and C together can do it in 3 hours, while A and C together can do it in 2 hours. How long will B alone take to do it?
A.12 hours

39.A can do a certain work in the same time in which B and C together can do it. If A and B together could do it in 10 days and C alone in 50 days, then B alone could do it in:
A.25 days

40.A does 80% of a work in 20 days. He then calls in B and they together finish the remaining work in 3 days. How long B alone would take to do the whole work?
A.37 1/2

41.A machine P can print one lakh books in 8 hours, machine Q can print the same number of books in 10 hours while machine R can print them in 12 hours. All the machines are started at 9 A.M. while machine P is closed at 11 A.M. and the remaining two machines complete work. Approximately at what time will the work (to print one lakh books) be finished ?
A.1:00 P.M

42.A can finish a work in 18 days and B can do the same work in 15 days. B worked for 10 days and left the job. In how many days, A alone can finish the remaining work?

43.4 men and 6 women can complete a work in 8 days, while 3 men and 7 women can complete it in 10 days. In how many days will 10 women complete it?

44.A and B can together finish a work 30 days. They worked together for 20 days and then B left. After another 20 days, A finished the remaining work. In how many days A alone can finish the work?

45.P can complete a work in 12 days working 8 hours a day. Q can complete the same work in 8 days working 10 hours a day. If both P and Q work together, working 8 hours a day, in how many days can they complete the work?
A.5 5/11

46.10 women can complete a work in 7 days and 10 children take 14 days to complete the work. How many days will 5 women and 10 children take to complete the work?

47.X and Y can do a piece of work in 20 days and 12 days respectively. X started the work alone and then after 4 days Y joined him till the completion of the work. How long did the work last?
A.10 days

48.A is 30% more efficient than B. How much time will they, working together, take to complete a job which A alone could have done in 23 days?
A.13 days

49.Ravi and Kumar are working on an assignment. Ravi takes 6 hours to type 32 pages on a computer, while Kumar takes 5 hours to type 40 pages. How much time will they take, working together on two different computers to type an assignment of 110 pages?
A.8 hours 15 minutes

50.A, B and C can complete a piece of work in 24, 6 and 12 days respectively. Working together, they will complete the same work in:
A.3 3/7 days

51.Sakshi can do a piece of work in 20 days. Tanya is 25% more efficient than Sakshi. The number of days taken by Tanya to do the same piece of work is:

52.A takes twice as much time as B or thrice as much time as C to finish a piece of work. Working together, they can finish the work in 2 days. B can do the work alone in:
A.6 days

53.A and B can complete a work in 15 days and 10 days respectively. They started doing the work together but after 2 days B had to leave and A alone completed the remaining work. The whole work was completed in :
A.12 days

54.A and B can do a piece of work in 30 days, while B and C can do the same work in 24 days and C and A in 20 days. They all work together for 10 days when B and C leave. How many days more will A take to finish the work?
A.18 days

55.A works twice as fast as B. If B can complete a work in 12 days independently, the number of days in which A and B can together finish the work in :
A.4 days

56.Twenty women can do a work in sixteen days. Sixteen men can complete the same work in fifteen days. What is the ratio between the capacity of a man and a woman?
A.4 : 3

57.A and B can do a work in 8 days, B and C can do the same work in 12 days. A, B and C together can finish it in 6 days. A and C together will do it in :
A.8 days

58.A can finish a work in 24 days, B in 9 days and C in 12 days. B and C start the work but are forced to leave after 3 days. The remaining work was done by A in:
A.10 days

59.X can do a piece of work in 40 days. He works at it for 8 days and then Y finished it in 16 days. How long will they together take to complete the work?
A.13 1/3 days

60.A and B can do a job together in 7 days. A is 13/4 times as efficient as B. The same job can be done by A alone in :
A.11 days

61.A and B together can do a piece of work in 30 days. A having worked for 16 days, B finishes the remaining work alone in 44 days. In how many days shall B finish the whole work alone?
A.60 days

62.Alfred buys an old scooter for Rs. 4700 and spends Rs. 800 on its repairs. If he sells the scooter for Rs. 5800, his gain percent is:
A.5 5/11%

63.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:

64.If selling price is doubled, the profit triples. Find the profit percent.

65.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?

66.A vendor bought toffees at 6 for a rupee. How many for a rupee must he sell to gain 20%?

67.The percentage profit earned by selling an article for Rs. 1920 is equal to the percentage loss incurred by selling the same article for Rs. 1280. At what price should the article be sold to make 25% profit?
A.Rs. 2000

68.A shopkeeper expects a gain of 22.5% on his cost price. If in a week, his sale was of Rs. 392, what was his profit?
A.Rs. 72

69.A man buys a cycle for Rs. 1400 and sells it at a loss of 15%. What is the selling price of the cycle?
A.Rs. 1190

70.Sam purchased 20 dozens of toys at the rate of Rs. 375 per dozen. He sold each one of them at the rate of Rs. 33. What was his percentage profit?

71.Father is aged three times more than his son Ronit. After 8 years, he would be two and a half times of Ronit's age. After further 8 years, how many times would he be of Ronit's age?
A.2 times

72.The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?
A.4 years

73.A father said to his son, "I was as old as you are at the present at the time of your birth". If the father's age is 38 years now, the son's age five years back was:
A.14 years

74.A is two years older than B who is twice as old as C. If the total of the ages of A, B and C be 27, the how old is B?

75.Present ages of Sameer and Anand are in the ratio of 5 : 4 respectively. Three years hence, the ratio of their ages will become 11 : 9 respectively. What is Anand's present age in years?

76.A man is 24 years older than his son. In two years, his age will be twice the age of his son. The present age of his son is:
A.22 years

77.Six years ago, the ratio of the ages of Kunal and Sagar was 6 : 5. Four years hence, the ratio of their ages will be 11 : 10. What is Sagar's age at present?
A.16 years

78.The sum of the present ages of a father and his son is 60 years. Six years ago, father's age was five times the age of the son. After 6 years, son's age will be:
A.20 years

79.At present, the ratio between the ages of Arun and Deepak is 4 : 3. After 6 years, Arun's age will be 26 years. What is the age of Deepak at present ?
A.15 years

80.Sachin is younger than Rahul by 7 years. If their ages are in the respective ratio of 7 : 9, how old is Sachin?
A.24.5 years

81.The present ages of three persons in proportions 4 : 7 : 9. Eight years ago, the sum of their ages was 56. Find their present ages (in years).
A.16, 28, 36

82.Ayesha's father was 38 years of age when she was born while her mother was 36 years old when her brother four years younger to her was born. What is the difference between the ages of her parents?
A.6 years

83.A person's present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 years, he will be one-half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?
A.40 years

84.Q is as much younger than R as he is older than T. If the sum of the ages of R and T is 50 years, what is definitely the difference between R and Q's age?
A.Data inadequate

85.The age of father 10 years ago was thrice the age of his son. Ten years hence, father's age will be twice that of his son. The ratio of their present ages is:
A.7 : 3

86.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?

87.A family consists of two grandparents, two parents and three grandchildren. The average age of the grandparents is 67 years, that of the parents is 35 years and that of the grandchildren is 6 years. What is the average age of the family?
A.31 5/7 years

88.A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs. 6500?
A.Rs. 4991

89.The average of 20 numbers is zero. Of them, at the most, how many may be greater than zero?

90.The average weight of 8 person's increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?
A.85 kg

91.The captain of a cricket team of 11 members is 26 years old and the wicket keeper is 3 years older. If the ages of these two are excluded, the average age of the remaining players is one year less than the average age of the whole team. What is the average age of the team?
A.23 years

92.The average monthly income of P and Q is Rs. 5050. The average monthly income of Q and R is Rs. 6250 and the average monthly income of P and R is Rs. 5200. The monthly income of P is:

93.The average age of husband, wife and their child 3 years ago was 27 years and that of wife and the child 5 years ago was 20 years. The present age of the husband is:
A.40 years

94.A car owner buys petrol at Rs.7.50, Rs. 8 and Rs. 8.50 per litre for three successive years. What approximately is the average cost per litre of petrol if he spends Rs. 4000 each year?
A.Rs. 7.98

95.In Arun's opinion, his weight is greater than 65 kg but less than 72 kg. His brother doest not agree with Arun and he thinks that Arun's weight is greater than 60 kg but less than 70 kg. His mother's view is that his weight cannot be greater than 68 kg. If all are them are correct in their estimation, what is the average of different probable weights of Arun?
A.67 kg.

96.he average weight of A, B and C is 45 kg. If the average weight of A and B be 40 kg and that of B and C be 43 kg, then the weight of B is:
A.31 kg

97.The average weight of 16 boys in a class is 50.25 kg and that of the remaini
A.48.55 kg

98.A library has an average of 510 visitors on Sundays and 240 on other days. The average number of visitors per day in a month of 30 days beginning with a Sunday is:

99.If the average marks of three batches of 55, 60 and 45 students respectively is 50, 55, 60, then the average marks of all the students is:

100.A pupil's marks were wrongly entered as 83 instead of 63. Due to that the average marks for the class got increased by half (1/2). The number of pupils in the class is:

101.From a group of 7 men and 6 women, five persons are to be selected to form a committee so that at least 3 men are there on the committee. In how many ways can it be done?

102.In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'LEADING' be arranged in such a way that the vowels always come together?

103.In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'CORPORATION' be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

104.Out of 7 consonants and 4 vowels, how many words of 3 consonants and 2 vowels can be formed?

105.In how many ways can the letters of the word 'LEADER' be arranged?

106.In a group of 6 boys and 4 girls, four children are to be selected. In how many different ways can they be selected such that at least one boy should be there?

107.How many 3-digit numbers can be formed from the digits 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9, which are divisible by 5 and none of the digits is repeated?

108.In how many ways a committee, consisting of 5 men and 6 women can be formed from 8 men and 10 women?

109.A box contains 2 white balls, 3 black balls and 4 red balls. In how many ways can 3 balls be drawn from the box, if at least one black ball is to be included in the draw?

110.In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'DETAIL' be arranged in such a way that the vowels occupy only the odd positions?

111.In how many ways can a group of 5 men and 2 women be made out of a total of 7 men and 3 women?

112.How many 4-letter words with or without meaning, can be formed out of the letters of the word, 'LOGARITHMS', if repetition of letters is not allowed?

113.In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'MATHEMATICS' be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

114.In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'OPTICAL' be arranged so that the vowels always come together?

115.Find the greatest number that will divide 43, 91 and 183 so as to leave the same remainder in each case.

116.The H.C.F. of two numbers is 23 and the other two factors of their L.C.M. are 13 and 14. The larger of the two numbers is:

117.Six bells commence tolling together and toll at intervals of 2, 4, 6, 8 10 and 12 seconds respectively. In 30 minutes, how many times do they toll together ?

118.Let N be the greatest number that will divide 1305, 4665 and 6905, leaving the same remainder in each case. Then sum of the digits in N is:

119.The greatest number of four digits which is divisible by 15, 25, 40 and 75 is:

120.The product of two numbers is 4107. If the H.C.F. of these numbers is 37, then the greater number is:

121.Three number are in the ratio of 3 : 4 : 5 and their L.C.M. is 2400. Their H.C.F. is:

122.The G.C.D. of 1.08, 0.36 and 0.9 is:

123.The product of two numbers is 2028 and their H.C.F. is 13. The number of such pairs is:

124.The least multiple of 7, which leaves a remainder of 4, when divided by 6, 9, 15 and 18 is:

125.Find the lowest common multiple of 24, 36 and 40.

126.The least number which should be added to 2497 so that the sum is exactly divisible by 5, 6, 4 and 3 is:

127.The least number which when divided by 5, 6 , 7 and 8 leaves a remainder 3, but when divided by 9 leaves no remainder, is:

128.A, B and C start at the same time in the same direction to run around a circular stadium. A completes a round in 252 seconds, B in 308 seconds and c in 198 seconds, all starting at the same point. After what time will they again at the starting point ?
A.46 minutes and 12 seconds

129.The H.C.F. of two numbers is 11 and their L.C.M. is 7700. If one of the numbers is 275, then the other is:

130.What will be the least number which when doubled will be exactly divisible by 12, 18, 21 and 30 ?

131.The ratio of two numbers is 3 : 4 and their H.C.F. is 4. Their L.C.M. is:

132.The smallest number which when diminished by 7, is divisible 12, 16, 18, 21 and 28 is:

133.252 can be expressed as a product of primes as:
A.2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 7

134.The greatest possible length which can be used to measure exactly the lengths 7 m, 3 m 85 cm, 12 m 95 cm is:
A.35 cm

135.Three numbers which are co-prime to each other are such that the product of the first two is 551 and that of the last two is 1073. The sum of the three numbers is:

136.Find the highest common factor of 36 and 84.

137.The least number, which when divided by 12, 15, 20 and 54 leaves in each case a remainder of 8 is:

138.The greatest number which on dividing 1657 and 2037 leaves remainders 6 and 5 respectively, is:

139.Which of the following has the most number of divisors?

140.The L.C.M. of two numbers is 48. The numbers are in the ratio 2 : 3. Then sum of the number is:

141.The cube root of .000216 is:

142.The least perfect square, which is divisible by each of 21, 36 and 66 is:

143.A group of students decided to collect as many paise from each member of group as is the number of members. If the total collection amounts to Rs. 59.29, the number of the member is the group is:

144.How many two-digit numbers satisfy this property.: The last digit (unit's digit) of the square of the two-digit number is 8 ?

145.The square root of 64009 is:

146.3 pumps, working 8 hours a day, can empty a tank in 2 days. How many hours a day must 4 pumps work to empty the tank in 1 day?

147.Running at the same constant rate, 6 identical machines can produce a total of 270 bottles per minute. At this rate, how many bottles could 10 such machines produce in 4 minutes?

148.A fort had provision of food for 150 men for 45 days. After 10 days, 25 men left the fort. The number of days for which the remaining food will last, is:

149.39 persons can repair a road in 12 days, working 5 hours a day. In how many days will 30 persons, working 6 hours a day, complete the work?

150.If a quarter kg of potato costs 60 paise, how many paise will 200 gm cost?
A.48 paise

151.In a dairy farm, 40 cows eat 40 bags of husk in 40 days. In how many days one cow will eat one bag of husk?

152.A wheel that has 6 cogs is meshed with a larger wheel of 14 cogs. When the smaller wheel has made 21 revolutions, then the number of revolutions mad by the larger wheel is:

153.If 7 spiders make 7 webs in 7 days, then 1 spider will make 1 web in how many days?

154.A flagstaff 17.5 m high casts a shadow of length 40.25 m. The height of the building, which casts a shadow of length 28.75 m under similar conditions will be:
A.12.5 m

155.In a camp, there is a meal for 120 men or 200 children. If 150 children have taken the meal, how many men will be catered to with remaining meal?

156.An industrial loom weaves 0.128 meters of cloth every second. Approximately, how many seconds will it take for the loom to weave 25 meters of cloth?

157.36 men can complete a piece of work in 18 days. In how many days will 27 men complete the same work?

158.4 mat-weavers can weave 4 mats in 4 days. At the same rate, how many mats would be woven by 8 mat-weavers in 8 days?

159.A vessel is filled with liquid, 3 parts of which are water and 5 parts syrup. How much of the mixture must be drawn off and replaced with water so that the mixture may be half water and half syrup?

160.Tea worth Rs. 126 per kg and Rs. 135 per kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1 : 1 : 2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be:
A.Rs. 175.50

161.A can contains a mixture of two liquids A and B is the ratio 7 : 5. When 9 liters of mixture are drawn off and the can is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7 : 9. How many liters of liquid A was contained by the can initially?

162.A milk vendor has 2 cans of milk. The first contains 25% water and the rest milk. The second contains 50% water. How much milk should he mix from each of the containers so as to get 12 liters of milk such that the ratio of water to milk is 3 : 5?
A.6 litres, 6 litres

163.In what ratio must a grocer mix two varieties of pulses costing Rs. 15 and Rs. 20 per kg respectively so as to get a mixture worth Rs. 16.50 kg?
A.7 : 3

164.A dishonest milkman professes to sell his milk at cost price but he mixes it with water and thereby gains 25%. The percentage of water in the mixture is:

165.How many kilogram of sugar costing Rs. 9 per kg must be mixed with 27 kg of sugar costing Rs. 7 per kg so that there may be a gain of 10% by selling the mixture at Rs. 9.24 per kg?
A.63 kg

166.A container contains 40 litres of milk. From this container 4 litres of milk was taken out and replaced by water. This process was repeated further two times. How much milk is now contained by the container?
A.29.16 litres

167.A jar full of whisky contains 40% alcohol. A part of this whisky is replaced by another containing 19% alcohol and now the percentage of alcohol was found to be 26%. The quantity of whisky replaced is:

168.In what ratio must water be mixed with milk to gain 16% on selling the mixture at cost price?
A.1 : 6

169.Find the ratio in which rice at Rs. 7.20 a kg be mixed with rice at Rs. 5.70 a kg to produce a mixture worth Rs. 6.30 a kg.
A.2 : 3

170.In what ratio must a grocer mix two varieties of tea worth Rs. 60 a kg and Rs. 65 a kg so that by selling the mixture at Rs. 68.20 a kg he may gain 10%?
A.3 : 2

171.8 litres are drawn from a cask full of wine and is then filled with water. This operation is performed three more times. The ratio of the quantity of wine now left in cask to that of water is 16 : 65. How much wine did the cask hold originally?
A.24 litres

172.A merchant has 1000 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity sold at 18% profit is:
A.600 kg

173.In order to obtain an income of Rs. 650 from 10% stock at Rs. 96, one must make an investment of:
A.Rs. 6240

174.A man bought 20 shares of Rs. 50 at 5 discount, the rate of dividend being 13. The rate of interest obtained is:

175.Which is better investment: 11% stock at 143 or 9 3/4% stock at 117?
A.9 3/4% stock at 117

176.A man buys Rs. 20 shares paying 9% dividend. The man wants to have an interest of 12% on his money. The market value of each share is:
A.Rs. 15

177.A 6% stock yields 8%. The market value of the stock is:
A.Rs. 75

178.A man invested Rs. 4455 in Rs. 10 shares quoted at Rs. 8.25. If the rate of dividend be 12%, his annual income is:
A.Rs. 648

179.Rs. 9800 are invested partly in 9% stock at 75 and 10% stock at 80 to have equal amount of incomes. The investment in 9% stock is:
A.Rs. 5000

180.A man invests some money partly in 9% stock at 96 and partly in 12% stock at 120. To obtain equal dividends from both, he must invest the money in the ratio:
A.16 : 15

181.By investing Rs. 1620 in 8% stock, Michael earns Rs. 135. The stock is then quoted at:
A.Rs. 96

182.A man invested Rs. 1552 in a stock at 97 to obtain an income of Rs. 128. The dividend from the stock is:

183.A 12% stock yielding 10% is quoted at:
A.Rs. 120

184.Sakshi invests a part of Rs. 12,000 in 12% stock at Rs. 120 and the remainder in 15% stock at Rs. 125. If his total dividend per annum is Rs. 1360, how much does he invest in 12% stock at Rs. 120?
A.Rs. 4000

185.The banker's discount on a bill due 4 months hence at 15% is Rs. 420. The true discount is:
A.Rs. 400

186.The banker's discount on Rs. 1600 at 15% per annum is the same as true discount on Rs. 1680 for the same time and at the same rate. The time is:
A.4 months

187.The banker's gain of a certain sum due 2 years hence at 10% per annum is Rs. 24. The present worth is:
A.Rs. 600

188.The banker's discount on a sum of money for 1 years is Rs. 558 and the true discount on the same sum for 2 years is Rs. 600. The rate percent is:

189.The banker's gain on a sum due 3 years hence at 12% per annum is Rs. 270. The banker's discount is:
A.Rs. 1020

190.The banker's discount of a certain sum of money is Rs. 72 and the true discount on the same sum for the same time is Rs. 60. The sum due is:
A.Rs. 360

191.The certain worth of a certain sum due sometime hence is Rs. 1600 and the true discount is Rs. 160. The banker's gain is:
A.Rs. 16

192.The present worth of a certain bill due sometime hence is Rs. 800 and the true discount is Rs. 36. The banker's discount is:
A.Rs. 37.62

193.The banker's gain on a bill due 1 year hence at 12% per annum is Rs. 6. The true discount is:
A.Rs. 50

194.The banker's gain on a certain sum due 1 1/2 years hence is 3/25 of the banker's discount. The rate percent is:
A.9 1/11%

195.The present worth of a sum due sometime hence is Rs. 576 and the banker's gain is Rs. 16. The true discount is:
A.Rs. 96

196.The true discount on a bill of Rs. 540 is Rs. 90. The banker's discount is:
A.Rs. 108

197.A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes. What is his speed in km per hour?

198.If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead of 10 km/hr, he would have walked 20 km more. The actual distance travelled by him is:
A.50 km

199.A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way, however, the train lost about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:
A.120 kmph

200.Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?

201.In a flight of 600 km, an aircraft was slowed down due to bad weather. Its average speed for the trip was reduced by 200 km/hr and the time of flight increased by 30 minutes. The duration of the flight is:
A.1 hour

202.A man complete a journey in 10 hours. He travels first half of the journey at the rate of 21 km/hr and second half at the rate of 24 km/hr. Find the total journey in km.
A.224 km

203.The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 7 : 8. If the second train runs 400 km in 4 hours, then the speed of the first train is:
A.87.5 km/hr

204.A man on tour travels first 160 km at 64 km/hr and the next 160 km at 80 km/hr. The average speed for the first 320 km of the tour is:
A.71.11 km/hr

205.In covering a distance of 30 km, Abhay takes 2 hours more than Sameer. If Abhay doubles his speed, then he would take 1 hour less than Sameer. Abhay's speed is:
A.5 kmph

206.Robert is travelling on his cycle and has calculated to reach point A at 2 P.M. if he travels at 10 kmph, he will reach there at 12 noon if he travels at 15 kmph. At what speed must he travel to reach A at 1 P.M.?
A.12 kmph

207.It takes eight hours for a 600 km journey, if 120 km is done by train and the rest by car. It takes 20 minutes more, if 200 km is done by train and the rest by car. The ratio of the speed of the train to that of the cars is:
A.3 : 4

208.A farmer travelled a distance of 61 km in 9 hours. He travelled partly on foot @ 4 km/hr and partly on bicycle @ 9 km/hr. The distance travelled on foot is:
A.16 km

209.A man covered a certain distance at some speed. Had he moved 3 kmph faster, he would have taken 40 minutes less. If he had moved 2 kmph slower, he would have taken 40 minutes more. The distance (in km) is:

210.A sum of money at simple interest amounts to Rs. 815 in 3 years and to Rs. 854 in 4 years. The sum is:
A.Rs. 698

211.Mr. Thomas invested an amount of Rs. 13,900 divided in two different schemes A and B at the simple interest rate of 14% p.a. and 11% p.a. respectively. If the total amount of simple interest earned in 2 years be Rs. 3508, what was the amount invested in Scheme B?
A.Rs. 6400

212.A sum fetched a total simple interest of Rs. 4016.25 at the rate of 9 p.c.p.a. in 5 years. What is the sum?
A.Rs. 8925

213.How much time will it take for an amount of Rs. 450 to yield Rs. 81 as interest at 4.5% per annum of simple interest?
A.4 years

214.Reena took a loan of Rs. 1200 with simple interest for as many years as the rate of interest. If she paid Rs. 432 as interest at the end of the loan period, what was the rate of interest?

215.A sum of Rs. 12,500 amounts to Rs. 15,500 in 4 years at the rate of simple interest. What is the rate of interest?

216.An automobile financier claims to be lending money at simple interest, but he includes the interest every six months for calculating the principal. If he is charging an interest of 10%, the effective rate of interest becomes:

217.A lent Rs. 5000 to B for 2 years and Rs. 3000 to C for 4 years on simple interest at the same rate of interest and received Rs. 2200 in all from both of them as interest. The rate of interest per annum is:

218.A sum of Rs. 725 is lent in the beginning of a year at a certain rate of interest. After 8 months, a sum of Rs. 362.50 more is lent but at the rate twice the former. At the end of the year, Rs. 33.50 is earned as interest from both the loans. What was the original rate of interest?

219.A man took loan from a bank at the rate of 12% p.a. simple interest. After 3 years he had to pay Rs. 5400 interest only for the period. The principal amount borrowed by him was:
A.Rs. 15,000

220.A sum of money amounts to Rs. 9800 after 5 years and Rs. 12005 after 8 years at the same rate of simple interest. The rate of interest per annum is:

221.What will be the ratio of simple interest earned by certain amount at the same rate of interest for 6 years and that for 9 years?
A.2 : 3

222.A certain amount earns simple interest of Rs. 1750 after 7 years. Had the interest been 2% more, how much more interest would it have earned?
A.Cannot be determined

223.A person borrows Rs. 5000 for 2 years at 4% p.a. simple interest. He immediately lends it to another person at 6 p.a for 2 years. Find his gain in the transaction per year.
A.Rs. 112.50

224.A and B invest in a business in the ratio 3 : 2. If 5% of the total profit goes to charity and A's share is Rs. 855, the total profit is:
A.Rs. 1500

225.A, B and C jointly thought of engaging themselves in a business venture. It was agreed that A would invest Rs. 6500 for 6 months, B, Rs. 8400 for 5 months and C, Rs. 10,000 for 3 months. A wants to be the working member for which, he was to receive 5% of the profits. The profit earned was Rs. 7400. Calculate the share of B in the profit.
A.Rs. 2660

226.A, B, C subscribe Rs. 50,000 for a business. A subscribes Rs. 4000 more than B and B Rs. 5000 more than C. Out of a total profit of Rs. 35,000, A receives:
A.Rs. 14,700

227.Three partners shared the profit in a business in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8. They had partnered for 14 months, 8 months and 7 months respectively. What was the ratio of their investments?
A.20 : 49 : 64

228.A starts business with Rs. 3500 and after 5 months, B joins with A as his partner. After a year, the profit is divided in the ratio 2 : 3. What is B's contribution in the capital?
A.Rs. 9000

229.A and B started a partnership business investing some amount in the ratio of 3 : 5. C joined then after six months with an amount equal to that of B. In what proportion should the profit at the end of one year be distributed among A, B and C?
A.6 : 10 : 5

230.A, B, C rent a pasture. A puts 10 oxen for 7 months, B puts 12 oxen for 5 months and C puts 15 oxen for 3 months for grazing. If the rent of the pasture is Rs. 175, how much must C pay as his share of rent?
A.Rs. 45

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Group Discussion Topics with Answers and Body Language (Gestures)

1.Have a firm handshake:
Your handshake should reflect your confidence. The handshake should be firm and only firm. Do not crush his/her hand! A weak shake shows either lack of confidence or lack of interest. The handshake is often a litmus test right at the beginning that helps the employer to decide if you are fit for work or not. If you sweat a lot, Do not forget to carry a handkerchief and wipe your hands before entering the room.

2.Maintain eye contact:
While talking to the interviewer look straight in to his eyes, it shows that you are confident and is true about whatever you are talking about. Do not look here and there while answering to his questions. Eye contact establishes rapport and conveys mutual understanding and attention.

3.Do not touch your face
Most of us have a habit of touching our own face a number of times, while talking to others. It has been found that an average person touches his/her face between 2000 to 3000 times. Infact, you would have touched your face a couple of times while reading this article. Almost all of us have the habit of touching our nose, our lips, and our forehead, but this gives a signal that we are either nervous or we are not being honest. Now that you know it is difficult to control this sub-consciously, you have to avoid touching your face during the interview.

4.Do not shake your leg
Shaking one's leg is another most common thing that is difficult to control. Even though it might be just a habit, but the message it conveys to the interviewer is that you are nervous. And this isn't something which an interviewer would look for in his future colleague.

5.Don't sit up too straight
Sit up straight, and lean slightly forward in your chair. In addition to projecting interest and engagement in the interaction, aligning your body's position to that of the interviewer's shows admiration and agreement. But do not sit up too straight that it looks awkward and makes others uncomfortable around you.

6.Limit your Hand movements
People generally use their hands to express enthusiasm or convey what they are thinking effectively. It does help in elaborating things.But be careful, overdoing it can irritate someone, expecially when he is noticing your hands. Try to keep you hands in the "Truth Plane" i.e. the area infront of your belly, a visual expression that communicates the right mix of composed, competent resolve and level-headed credibility.

7.Maintain Interest
When you sit down to talk, don’t slouch or lean back – both imply disinterest. Sit straight up and lean slightly towards your interviewer, suggesting respect and attentiveness. Be sure to nod occasionally, smile and leave your hands casually in your lap or resting on the arms of the chair. You an also try paying attention to your interviewer’s body language to make sure you are both on the same page.

8.Don’t be distracting
By playing with your hair, rubbing or scratching your skin, you may come off as nervous and untrustworthy. Likewise, don’t cross your arms or lean towards the exit – your interviewer might find you standoffish, distant, or disengaged. Keep the focus on the interviewer and what they are saying – people are naturally flattered by attention.

9.Remember to relax
Breathe, you’re almost there. Imagine yourself at once alert and at ease. Smile. You look great. Answer a couple more questions and ask a few of your own. Stress shows in your face and throughout your entire body. It’s very difficult to feign relaxation – you actually have to be relaxed. To do this, make sure you practice relaxation techniques regularly.

10.End Strong
Wrapping up? Stand up, smile, and shake hands after the interview is over. Be respectful and thank the other person for their time. Exchange the necessary pleasantries and leave slowly, chin up. There is a reason for expressions like “chin up” – our expressions and posture really do indicate important things. Whether you get the job or not, at least you went in to the interview with style and grace, and communicated your intentions with confidence and professionalism. With a bit of luck, your body language will have been the icing on the cake. Your interviewer will remember you as a confident, assertive, friendly, and honest applicant – all the important things that get you the job.

A smiling face portrays exuberance and eagerness and it is a good way to impress your interviewers and the panel members of the group discussion. A smiling and happy demeanor shows that you are really happy to be where you are. But, don’t go overboard with it as an artificial or oversized smile can have the wrong effect. An experienced interviewer will immediately know if you are acting or forcing the smile in a certain way. It is good to smile sometimes when you actually mean it during the interview and group discussion rather than grinning constantly without any reason.

12.Be Careful Of Personal Space
Individual cultures and faiths in the different candidates who come for admission to the MBA program tend to make them different in all aspects including an appropriate personal space. Some people may feel comfortable speaking only inches from the other person while others may need a decent space. When sitting in a group discussion, you must ensure that you respect the personal space that the candidate sitting beside you. Similarly, when in front of your interviewer, be careful of how far or close you sit.

13.Be Expressive and Open
Your physical gestures must be expressive and open. You must try to engage your interviewer by gesturing positively such as keeping your palms straight and open which demonstrates honesty. You should never bang your hand on the table and always avoid pointing fingers to make a point during the group discussion and personal interview. These negative physical gestures would not go well with your interviewing panel and should be strictly avoided.

14.Demonstrate Inquisitiveness
Maintaining an eye contact and nodding your head are the best ways to show your eagerness or interest in an interview as well as the group discussion. The panel will appreciate that you are actively engaged in the discussion and paying attention to what the others are saying. Lack of eye contact and other listening cues would suggest your disinterest in the interview and weaken your chances to succeed.

15.Looking Disinterested
Physical gestures such as rubbing the back of the head, touching the nose or hair would signal your disinterest in the interview.Therefore, these actions should be avoided in spite of the bouts of nervousness and stress that you might be experiencing before the interview. Try to sit straight confidently without leaning too forward or bending too backwards during both the group discussion and interview.

16.Signaling Nervousness
Some candidates may unknowingly grab their folder or bag too tightly or may constantly touch and wipe their face in front of the interviewer. Other gestures such as tapping the fingers, biting or licking the lips, frowning, adjusting hair or clothing again and again must also be avoided for a positive impression on the panel members. These gestures signal the candidate’s nervousness even though he may be trying hard to hide it. The interviewers are smarter and more experienced than you are, so, they can easily perceive gestures that portray anxiety or nervousness. So, try to remain calm and relaxed and do not make unnecessary movements. While being nervous is natural and many interviewers may not find it negative, it will still increase your inhibitions and degrade your performance.

17.Getting Too Relaxed
Lounging with your arms and legs dangling would suggest you are getting too relaxed for the group discussion and interview. Similarly, crossed feet and completely stretched out legs also demonstrate you are very relaxed for the group discussion and this may also be taken for over confidence on your part. Therefore, you should try to show some seriousness by listening attentively and speaking meaningfully without making any carefree gestures that undermine your intent and eagerness in the selection procedure.

In oral communication situations paralanguage plays an important role while speaking or listening. The speaker or listener makes use of sounds like ‘Hmm’ – ‘ha’, or clicks his tongue or chuckles. These sounds, though do not have a semantic value (meaning), are in fact important prompters in maintaining an unbroken communication chain. They are effective tools of listening. Empathetic listening (ability to imagine and share another person’s feelings, etc.) is characterised by the use of para-language. Our speech is affected by the volume of our voice, the speed of articulation and such sounds made by clicking of our tongue, chuckling, etc. We come across people whose voices quiver when excited. Some others raise the decibel level of their voice. These are people who shriek or shout when provoked. All these lead to an evaluation of the personality of the communicator.

19.Voice and Tone
It is possible to communicate an unpleasant information pleasantly or good news badly. When you tell someone, ‘you have done a great job’, it is your statement and the tone together show the receiver whether you are complimenting him or ridiculing him. A complimentary tone is distinctly different from a sarcastic tone.

In oral communication situations, the space between the speaker and the listener is important. Americans consider that a person who comes very close to him while speaking, say, less than two feet is invading into his privacy. Only in intimate and personal situations can people move closer than a foot and a half. To us, who are used to overcrowded public transport system, the American practice of maintaining space in the elevator will be rather surprising whereas to him our invasion of his personal space revolting.

In oral communication situations, silence plays an important role. People quite often talk about “eloquent silence”. Yes, silence can send communication signals. Silence in a particular situation may mean acceptance, agreement and in certain others indifference, apathy or even anger.

22.Listening – a Proactive Skill
In oral communication situations, listening plays an important role. Listening is different from hearing. One can hear all noises and sounds and yet could be a poor listener. Listening is hearing attentively and responding appropriately. Only a good listener can became a good speaker. Attentiveness begins with the posture a listener adopts while he is listening. If a person inclines towards the speaker, it means that the speaker is not clear either in the message or in his articulation. If the listener tilts his head backwards, it shows that he is indifferent. A Good listener is proactive. He is, as they usually say, “all ears”. He responds appropriately using paralanguage. He says, Hmm—yeah—yes—come on now and then. He asks questions and verifies facts. A listener’s role in an oral communication situation is as important as a speaker’s role. Listening in communication has several beneficial results. Good listening leads to getting useful and updated information. Good listening creates a better understanding and rapport between the speaker and listener. Good listening leads to better decisions. Good listening provides the best feed back to the speaker.

23.The first meeting
After you have announced yourself at the reception or to an employee of the company, you will often be asked to take a seat. After a while someone will come to lead you to the interview area. Do not jump up immediately and offer this person a handshake. It's better to let the other person takes the initiative. Shake hands firmly, but not too powerfully and look straight at the other person. After this you will be introduced to the (other) members of the application committee. During this introduction it is better to walk around the table to shake hands with the committee members, instead of leaning over the table. With each greeting look directly at the other person, and say your name. Except for an internal application, don't assume that the other people know your name.

24.Choosing the right seat
After the initial introduction you will usually be directed to take a seat. If you are left to choose a place yourself, choose a place from where you can clearly see all the interview participants, and from where they can also see you. If someone is sitting half behind you, and you can't really see him, he may not get such a good impression of you because of this.

25.Tune your body posture
During your job interview try to adopt a posture that shows interest but still comes across as being relaxed. You can do this by sitting up straight in your chair at the beginning of the interview, with your back against the back of the chair. If you slouch or hang sideways in your chair, it might give the impression that you are not that interested in the job. However, sitting on the edge of your chair can come across as being a little tense and might give the impression that you feel uncomfortable. You can change your body posture a little during the interview. For example, when someone says something it is good to turn a little with your shoulders towards this person and to lean forward a little. This shows an interest in what the other person is saying. You can emphasise this by tilting your head a little. It is also important to pay attention to the posture of your interview partners. In some cases you can achieve mutual tuning by adopting the same posture as the other person.

26.What to do with your hands?
Just the same as when you are giving a presentation, many people often regard their hands as obstacles during a job interview rather than a useful means of communication. That is why people often ask what to do with their hands. In a difficult situation we are often inclined to fold our arms across our body. This helps to give us a more secure feeling. During a job interview it is better not to do this, because folding your arms can be interpreted as a defensive move. It is better to let your hands lie loosely on your lap or place them on the armrests of your chair. From these positions it's also easy to support your words with hand gestures.

27.Movements: a dynamic interview?
Nodding your head while speaking is a good way of supporting your words or adding meaning to them. Hand movements can also help to liven up the interview. The fact that you dare to make movements with your hands during an interview might indicate that you feel at ease quickly. In most cases it is better not to make too many hand movements at the start of the interview but add them slowly throughout the interview. As regards this, pay attention to your interview partners as well: if they use their hands a lot to make things clear, you can definitely do this as well. When they don't make many movements, it is better if you don't either. Just the same as with body posture, it is important to tune your movements to those of the other person. Also pay attention to inadvertent movements that you may make sometimes due to nervousness. For example, shuffling with your feet or kicking against the leg of a table can be very irritating for other people. Drumming with your fingers or clicking with a pen also won't be a great contribution to the interview. So pay attention!

28.When should you look at whom?
During the job interview it is important to look at all the interview partners to an equal extent. By looking directly at the other person we are giving them a sign of trust. By looking directly at people we are also in control of the conversation. Looking directly at somebody or looking away actually serves as the dots and commas in our spoken sentences. When one of the committee members explains something or poses a question, keep looking at this person for as long as he or she is speaking. This shows that you're listening. While he is speaking he may also look at the other people, but every time he wants to emphasise something he will look at you again. You can then nod to encourage him to continue talking. At the end of his question, he will keep looking at you and then tilt his head up a little to invite you to give an answer. When you answer a question, you will look first at the person who posed the question, but while you answer you should take turns looking at the other interview partners as well. You should direct yourself again to the person who posed the question when you want to emphasise something and at the end of your answer.

29.Also pay attention to the body language of your interview partners
Apart from paying attention to your own body language, it is also important to see how your interview partners are behaving. The postures and movements of other people can give you an impression of how you are coming across to them. This can serve as a warning at an early stage that you might be doing something wrong that you are not being aware of. For example, when the committee members are of the opinion that you hold the floor for too long or you annoy them with your interruptions, they will show their irritation at first through their body language. When the committee members shake their heads, sigh or fold their arms and lean back, you can take this as a sign of displeasure. Usually it is not yet too late to change this. You see, it also applies to your interview partners that their body language takes place subconsciously. However, don't wait too long because then their irritation will transfer to their consciousness.

30.Do not worry too much about tension
Knowledge of body language can help you improve the mutual tuning during the interview. You can use this knowledge to hide your nervousness a little, but actually this is something you shouldn't worry about too much. Many applicants are nervous during an interview and of course they would much prefer not to let this nervousness show. However, it's not such a bad thing to be nervous. The committee members will understand this. Your nervousness may even show that you feel this job is important to you. If you weren't nervous, and therefore sit a little nonchalant, it might indicate that you are not that interested. Also realise that the job interview is more than just a means for the employer to determine which of the candidates is most suitable for the job. The job interview especially is a moment of mutual acquaintance. It's a first meeting with people that you might soon work together with. Therefore the boss should actually be just as nervous as you!

31.The head
As adults, we still have childish habits and one of them is to focus on the face of someone who is speaking to you. So get those expressions working for you and really exaggerate the meaning. Smile, frown, look angry, shocked, amazed – but please always be congruent with your message.

32.Eye Contact
Next we have eye contact. This is probably the one skill, when mastered, that does the most to engage the audience and build trust and rapport with the audience. The rule is to hardly ever let go. Imagine you’re playing tennis or squash. You never let your eye off the ball otherwise you’ll miss a shot. Like wise, keep your eye contact on the audience at all times. Careful with the lighthouse technique as well – this is where speakers sweep the audience in a repetitive swishing motion that does more to put people to sleep than engage. Instead have a conversation with your audience with your eyes. Randomly contact with each audience member and give them 2 to 3 seconds of eye contact and move onto the next person. Maintain this random movement. Find those in the audience who like just a little more eye contact and be aware of those who want slightly less. When faced with a large audience – more than 25 or so people, adopt a similar habit but don’t give each person eye contact. That’ll take ages. Instead clump people into small groups and give these clumps the same eye contact as if they were one person. Because of the distance between you and a large audience, this gives people the impression that you are looking at them.

Now let’s go to the other extreme of your body. Your feet and legs. Now what do you do with these limbs. Not a lot really unless you are moving around your stage, that’s movement with a purpose, not aimless wandering that only distracts the audience. Try to stand with both feet firmly on the ground pretty much the same distance apart as your shoulders. Keep them balanced so your body is not leaning to one side. Don’t look like a cat walk model or if you’re supping a pint at the bar of your local. Stand straight and look professional not a slouch. Nerves…that’s a word than conjures up fear and dread every time people stand up and speak in public. And sure enough you’ll have nerves. Professionals call it adrenaline and you need that to do a really good job. If you don’t have nerves or adrenaline, you might as well not bother because you can’t be bothered. Sop welcome nerves, call them adrenaline and make them work for you. Nerves will show in the periphery of your body. The ends such as feet, hands, head. Keeping your feet still transfers this energy to the top part of your body where it should go. You should stay rigid to the spot; that would be terrible for 20 minutes. Instead focus your attention on preventing aimless movement, pacing up and down, shifting from side to side.

34.The Body
Next we have the trunk. Not much you can do with the trunk apart from keeping it straight. Not like the sergeant Major on the parade ground but not slouched either. Relaxed and comfortable. The worse sin is to block the invisible mid line that runs from between your 2 feet and your head. Block it and you place a barrier with your audience. Just don’t block it – that’s the rule.

35.Hands and Arms
How many people I’ve spoken with who don’t know what to do with these very useful limbs. Shame really so they copy people on the TV especially weather girls. They grasp them together. It made me feel better and comfortable so much that as soon as I stood up to talk, my two hands came together. And when I got really nervous I used to rub them together too. So what do you do with them? Behind your backs but that just reminds me of Prince Charles. In your pockets I hear you say. No, you’re hiding something, keeping back from the audience and besides, you’re missing out on a great weapon. No the answer is to use them to back up your message by gesturing. We should gesture with audiences. Large dramatic gestures to help the audience understand what you’re saying. Broad gestures that welcome every person into your speech, building rapport. Think of your speech content and let your hands do the talking. Watch deaf people doing their sign language – it really is a very clever way of losing your gesture buttons. And when not gesturing, or talking, maybe standing still to take questions from your audience, assume the assertive stance. Standing straight with your arms and hands down your sides in a relaxed assertive and confident manner.

36.Body Movement
Finally, body movement. Movement can be an enormously effective way of engaging the audience into your message. Clean your stage – remove obstacles, tape wires to the floor, so you don’t trip over them, place the screen to the side. Once you have a clear space do move around with a purpose. I’ve used past, present and future by gradually moving along an imaginary line. The audience can see the time moving along as well as hear. I’ve used one side of the stage being advantages of an idea I’m promoting and the other side, the disadvantages. I’ve placed flipcharts at both sides of the room to mirror these place anchors. Move forward towards your audience when you want to make a really big point. Move backwards when you want them to reflect on something. Move to your left or right to change the subject or pace of your delivery. Do move around your stage but with a distinct purpose. The next time you’re observing and listening to a speaker, try and cut out the sound and focus entirely on the visual aspects. Try and interpret what he or she is saying just by the body language alone. You may not be right in your assumption of the meaning, but its the impression that everyone else is probably getting too. And first impressions last for ages.

37.GD Knowledge
Your ability to state convincing and possible solutions for the topic or case study will determine how good you are in applying what you have learned till now. The panel ranks the ability to use your knowledge in real life situations rather highly. Your ability to build a strong knowledge base is dependent on your understanding.

38.GD Listening Skills
You are in a GROUP discussion. You must participate as a group member. If you include the viewpoints of others in your viewpoint, then you will be seen more favorably by the Group Discussion panel.

39.GD Respect
DO NOT criticize or laugh at the viewpoint of another participant no matter how silly it may sound. Group Discussion participants are expected to be dignified and professional in their behavior. Always speak positively and supportively of other participants

40.GD Initiate
Break the ice, be the first one to start the discussion, if somebody else has started, relax. There are a lot of opportunities later.

41.GD Listen
Carefully. Communication is a lot about listening. Listen, Comprehend, Analyse. When you listen carefully, it allows you to contemplate and analyse which helps in speaking the right thing at the right time

42.GD Remember
Names, Facts, Figures, Quotations. It helps a lot if you know who has spoken what. If permitted, you can use a notepad to write.

43.GD Observe
Body language, how conversation shapes up, gets diverted. Then do the right thing at the right time.

44.GD Manage
People. At times there are people who create difficult situations. These are best opportunities to demonstrate assertive attitude.

45.GD Communicate
Be frank, clear, firm and jovial in your communication. Your voice should reach out but not irritate people.

46.GD Summarise
If you did not initiate the talk, this is the right time. If you have been listening carefully, your summary will be the best one.

47.Is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector good for India?
If government allows FDI into retail, we will face a lot of problems in Economic of our country. They will have to increase modern technology. Definitely it will affect our employment opportunity. They will try to replace the manpower and they will not consider the rural area development. My point of view, Our government should not allow FDI into retail market. Suppose They allows FDI, after 5 years, India will become poor country. So we should not allow culprits into our powerful country.

48.How to Deal with High Oil Prices?
Hii everybody, 1. I think one of the main problem in India for high oil prices is Traffic. Road are in very bad condition and not a single option present to stop that except few cities. 2. We have pool our cars and bike with our colleague. So this may help to reduce the consumption of oil. 3. Automobiles should be regularly check by pollution centers.

49.Multinational Corporations: Are they Devils in Disguise?
In my opinion yes it is truth that these so called multinational corpoations are devils in disguise though they never meant to be so. I will explain It how. There are many multinationals who expect the candidate to be ready to work for their organisation at a meagre salary. Considering the inflation rate it isn't good for the citizens of our country. They make profit but the employees who suffer like donkeys have no future. I heard recently that the new bill passed in Loksabha is stating that the workers in private organisations are not given any right to protest against the injustice happening to them. So no more strikes will occur in private sector. It would depend on their management whether the salary hike n some other facilities and privileges are to be given to employees or not. The workers have no right to make unions and then go on a strike for putting up a protest against their issues. Government needs to have some hold over these institutions. Their should be minimum wages fixed considering the inflation rate which is constantly going up. Such a hold is required for the purpose of employee welfare.

50.Are Indians Less Quality Conscious?
People who can afford branded product with high price get good quality product. There are village people those who even don't know which brand or which product is good for them. If we talk about urban areas then everyone prefers to go for axis or hdfc for their transactions because they are aware of their quality of services, and satisfaction they get from their employees provided they are of middle level or high level class people.

51.Ethics in Business are just a Passing Fad
If business wants to prosper then it has to follow certain ethics. Without ethics, suppose business is making false claims and selling there products, they might make profit for short run but the company will never flourish. I don want to elaborate but would like to cite a few examples. Let us take CAR companies like BUGATTI, LAMBORGHINI, FERRARI, PAGANI. They have there business ethics and they are still ruling, if they had think about profit then they could have produced tonnes of such cars. What they want is to produce quality. They follow ethics, they produce certain editions and we can see they are ruling and will keep on ruling.

52.Is the Consumer really the King in India?
I am totally agree with this point that the consumer is really a kind in India. We have the power to change the fortune of any company. Because of the consumer, Reliance is Reliance and Tata is Tata. Consumer play the significant role in companies growth as well the consumer is reason behind the failure of the company. That's why every company today is focusing so much in to analysis the consumer mind and their need. The success of the companies depend upon the loyalty of their consumers. At the time any company have a state of mind that they can produce any product and consumer will or they can think that they can cheat the consumer then the they are going to last stage of their business. Today consumers are aware of every company product and their brand and they become so sophisticated in their choices.

53.Commercialization of Health Care: Good or Bad?
Obviously it is one of good thing in India. Because even you have to pay more in clinics but kind of attention and treatment you get is much better than that of in government clinics. And cleanliness in environment is also an issue. Nurses as well as doctors in government clinics or hospitals are not much skilled or professional as in private hospitals. Staff in government hospitals do not treat their patients in good way which they are suppose to be but such thing does not happen in private hospitals or clinics. So obviously commercialization of health care is good.

54.Is there any Point in having a Business Strategy when the World changes from Month to Month?
YES this statement is correct. According to me business strategy is the base of any business. We all know that today the competition is very tough in the market for any business whether business is on local, national and international level. In this ever changing world if you don't have systematic strategy then you cannot stabilize your business over long time. And one more point to consider when we talk about the strategy, strategy is always according to changes in today not on previous techniques. I think growth of any business is directly proportional to the strategy.

55.Is the Patents Bill Good for India?
Patent law is really good for India. India is a Young country filled with talented people who really want to do something creative, innovate and turn the tables on the west. However one major hindrance in this field was the absence of a law protecting and recognizing the original work of the Indian inventors and innovators. So the Patent Bill can be termed as the need of the hour which will protect and recognize the Indian creators and this in turn will provide enthusiasm to the tired research sector and will give Indian innovators something to live and aim for.

56.Is the Business of Business only Business?
I do agree that the products produced should satisfy the customers and also they should be according to customers requirements. The organisers of the business also should be knowing about customers wants so as to get maximum profits. Also a business need not be only for business but also donate its percentage of profit to charity as many people and organisations do today. They can also play a vital role in changing situations in society.

57.Public Sector being a Guarantor of Job Security is a Myth
Public sector is indeed a job security for the Indian people. The so called sarkari seva will always attract the junta because of money and less work involved in it. People tend to misunderstand the whole motive of public sector and think it as an ordinary job. But the case is different here. The prime motive of public sector is to make India self sufficient in all front and the employees are expected to be people of highest character in the service of the nation. But now a days corruption in services has made this sector a money minting machine. Job security is indeed there in public sector in dealing with strategic areas.

58.Capitalism is a very Flawed System but the others are so much worse
In a capitalist economy, investors are free to buy, sell, produce, and distribute goods and services with at most limited government control, at prices determined primarily by a competition for profit in a free market.

59.How can a Business get rid of the Bad Name that it has earned?
In my opinion first of all the company should apologise to its customer. Try to freely change the product if possible. And should study what was the reason which led to failure of the product and take some strict action against it so that in future things don't happen again. And again make a come back by selling product at a cheaper rate as in India max people first priority is the cost of the product.

60.Government Pumping Money into the Economy is not the Solution for our Economic Problems
According to me pumping of money should be done only in the time of emergencies a country faces. If now for the reason of economic problems govt should take taxes and make policy for it but if pumping is done then before doing that a system for pipelining for it should be prepared and made available in public domain so that accumulation of wealth does not occur in the hands of few corrupt ministers.

61.Is the Budgeting Exercise of any Use?
Yes I think budget is very important in every sphere whether in a family, in a organisation or in a country. Actually we need strategy and plans before doing a task and budget in the same way is just a plan or a strategy that how, why and how much we are going to spend in a year. Budget is made by taking account of all classes of people in the country. Also it tells us that how our government is utilizing the money in different sectors.

62.Should Agricultural Subsidies be stopped?
Hello everyone as per my opinion subsidy to farmers should not be stopped, why because 70% of Indians are depends upon the agriculture and also they are backbone to our nation economy they are scarifying their entire life to feed the world, now a days food which we are taking totally artificial with that human life also coming down now the people how depends on agriculture are decreasing day by day because of they are not getting good returns on their crops, they don't have any awareness on technology the government should give the training to the farmers for better working and should encourage to minimize the artificial fertilizers. The government should encourage the students to study the agriculture education.

63.Is MNCs Superior to Indian Companies?
We cannot talk about superior or inferior in this context since both have equal pros and cons. A MNC provides financial benefits, provides exposure to latest technologies, enhances the employment rate and contributes to economic growth via taxes. On other hand it gathers its own profits by working on cheaper labour and taking back all profits. Indian companies have grown tremendously in the past 4-5 years. They have outshined many MNCs and even acquired them. Corus acquisition by TATA is an apt example here. Indian companies have taken the government responsibilities as well like AADHAR card project taken up by Infosys. Many Indian companies have done so well that MNCs have merged them with themselves. Indian entrepreneurs are amongst the best talents of the world.

64.Advertising is a Waste of Resources
Advertisement means providing adequate knowledge about some products to potential consumer. So that they are motivated to buy the products and services. With the help of advertisement a manufacturer can spread information about their product to vast area. Through this medium manufacturer tries to establish superiority of their product in comparison to other manufacturer product and increases the demand of product by the old as well as new consumer. THANK YOU.

65.Privatization will lead to Less Corruption
Privatization is not gonna make any changes in any of our system. If we are taking the case of our engineering colleges, most of them are private institutions. Even Though they used to collect a large amount from each student as donation. This is an another face of corruption. But instead of that we must follow top tax system. It will be better than anything.

66.Should India break Diplomatic Ties with Pakistan?
I think that something which comes into world due to hatred, can't be good for anyone. Pakistan has taken birth by a futile violence and riots. It is the enemy of India from our very first Independence day. And in 67 years of our independence, Pakistan has given innumerable proofs that it doesn't deserve the friendship of India. So Indian government should also just discard Pakistan. And I think that, it may sounds ironical, but it can also avoid wars with Pakistan because a war only happens if there is some sort of conflict, some sort of strife is present in between the nation. And conflict arises if you communicate with them. But if India just part its way from Pakistan and breaks all the relationship, whether it is good or bad, both nation I think will be in peace because the best way to resolve enmity is to just discard all the relationship with your foe.

67.Use of Force by Banks to Recover Loans
Hi in my view banks have every right to recover the loan by selling the mortgaged property and other assets of the wilful defaulter as banks money is of public money and if loans will go to be bad in higher scales banks will default in payment to its depositor and ultimately whole financial system will collapse.

68.Skilled Manpower Shortage in India
It is frank that the India contain a huge of Manpower. But India is unable to use it. Now a days most of employes anxious to say ' I am working in US ', ' I am in LONDON '. Just think once where he is from. He is from India itself. So please use our manpower for our country to improve.

69.Technology Creates Income Disparities
Hi friends in my opinion technology is a shortcut (fast) for every work it is upgrading day by day but simultaneously we should concentrate non-technical methods. Such as we can send a message to any other person who is far away from us by calling, messaging through electronic gadgets, but if those electronic gadgets may expire at any time then what would be the situation ? so we have to create an alternative for every work by non technical method also.

70.In our economic matters, there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than doing.
Here we are discussing the topic that is "in our economy there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than doing. ". Actually that's true with each Indian. In fact I will say that this is the special characteristic of the Indian. Every one just comment on whatever is going on but does never do anything. That's also true with our government and also in our economy. That's true that before taking any action, they should think on it and there should be a discussion and should include the everyone's view, But in India, this takes a lot of time on discussion and in fact after that, most of the time, no action is taken.

71.Every Cloud has a Silver Lining
The proverb makes sense. Hardships can be taken into account by dwelling into true potential and realizing the goals one want. Even when you try so hard but you don't get the outcome which leads to sadness, silver lining itself says that don't lose hope and take it as a step to improve the work done by you in a better way and work harder and then the cloud will seem much more brighter. Enjoy the process and do not stop to attempt even though you fail. All you have to do is rise every time when the setbacks pulls you down.

72.Is disinvestment really that good for India or is a rethink in order?
Disinvestment is good up to a certain level because it generate huge funds & this fund could be deploy in social sector, subsidies & can reduce fiscal deficit as a revenue source & create good corporate governance but up to a certain level 49% as I think because above that level it direct economy towards private monopoly from state monopoly which is harmful for a country.

73.Are co-operatives relevant in today's globalised environment?
Hi Friends, According to me co-operatives are still relevant in today's global environment. India is a developing country. Their are two types of co-operatives exist in our country. First those who work for their their economic growth and second those who work only for their people welfare and child labor etc. NGO's come under second one. India more than 35% people are living under the poverty line they don't know their rights even. In this case the co-operatives who are working only for people welfare help them. Now the public and private sectors are working together for the company growth that is really essential for our country.

74.Foreign aid is a dangerous drug that can stimulate in small doses but become fatally addictive in larger doses.
Yes I agree with the point. Although foreign aid is a big help when a country is in need but any country should not be dependent on the aid only rather they should try to face the situation and seek for a good solution. If I talk about a recent disaster which was happened in kedarnath few months back, the government received huge amount from donations as well as foreign aids. Now what? did we try to sort out the real problem and find any solution for handling this kinda situation in future? I we were self dependent, advanced and prepared we wouldn't have needed any aid. Aid is temporary and doesn't give any solution.

75.Government should clean its own hands before pointing finger at the private sector for corruption.
In my point of view corruption is may not only depends upon the government or private sector but depends upon the persons who are corrupting. In private sector the job is not permanent means not secured so that may people afraid to do corruption. Where as in public sector job is full secured so more chances to get corrupted. By using advanced technology we are advised to detect corruptors remove from their job in public sector.

76.Reforms have to grow up.
For a developing country like India, whose most of the population lives in rural sector, rate of reforms taking place there is very low. Most of the villages are still not well connected to the nearest urban civilization via ordinary road. Village peoples have common problem of electricity, network, private schooling for children etc. I think this the is the area where requirement of reformation is most crucial. We all aware of the fact that how agriculture plays highly important role towards GDP contribution. In contrast Metropolis are growing day by day. Stadiums, Parks and many other constructions are enhanced, which drain out lots of government's revenue (although these are important but not in the cost basic needs of village people). Currently reform is a must for each sector of our country and it's rate must be as high as possible. Elite group (members of upper house and senior politicians) has to realize this fact that for the integrity of the nation each people should have equal opportunity and conveniences. We can't much rely on politicians. Efforts are needed from all of us. Almost everybody from are somehow related to villages, we should to take steps for there reforms. At least the thing which we could do is, we can help villages students in there studies and made them enthusiastic for their and hence nation's growth.

77.Globalization vs. Nationalism
All our country progress and development is today because of globalization. Think before of medieval history if European countries have not came to India For the purpose of business then today India remained backward and in the list of poor countries. So globalisation must be their in today's competitive world. Nationalisation is good for country to increase it current account deficit and flow of rupee remain in our country only. It is beneficial for our country to balance rupee against dollar in nowadays.

78.Economic freedom not old fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and prosperity
Yes free economy brings prosperity. It provide healthy atmosphere for entrepreneur to grow. More focus should be given to development of Small and medium scale enterprise and Micro small and medium scale enterprise sector which contributes to the improvement of overall gross domestic product of our country thereby leading to economic stability. We should control the foreign direct investment and foreign institutional investment investment in our economy which maximize their profit and the we became the looser. Being an agrarian country reform in our agricultural sector is more important. We should provide our farmers high technology instruments seeds but we should also focus on the quality as well as quantity. It will boost our production. Huge employment will be generated and country will trade the path of growing and healthy economy with lesser inflation.

79.Should businessmen run the finance ministry?
Business is the only set up and established by the one individual with his ability by owning his ideas. Chose the alternative objectives based on his capital budget. Everything it will be based on him. According to finance ministry which is only think about one countries GDP, inflation and all it is mainly based on that. It is better businessman should not run the finance ministry.

80.Should important services like transport be left to market forces?
Hi Friends, I would like to share my views on this topic. According to me services like transport should not be left to market forces. In India more than 50% people are below to poverty line. They are completely dependent on public transport. Private sectors will think for their profit. They couldn't think for poor people. Common People and labor class people will face lots of difficulties to reach new area of development and thus growth will be affected. Private sectors can take lots of undue charges from people for affecting growth. So some policies should be made by government for increasing economy growth but not left the important services like transport to the market.

81.Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies?
Hi friends. I think MNC is better than INDIAN company because a MNC company employee live life without corruption every day. And Now a day Salary Package also matter. In MNC company haven't reservation so everyone have a equal stage specially for gen. And aMNC Companies have a lot of pressure but its all are depend on employee how he/she manage it because this pressure extend your mind limits and you also see your abilities and capacity. Government Jobs is a part of corruption and corruption is totally change human mindset. Thanks.

82.What we need to reduce scams is better regulatory bodies.
India is a democratic country where the government has elected by the people. If the political system is good then everything else will be fine, unfortunately some of politicians are doing scams for the fruit full money with high desire. As they try to grasp the opportunity in the activities/schemes which have to reach the common man, but it is not happening. Because of weekly tightened governance system.

83.Trade can help the poor?
Hi to everyone, I am also interested in presenting my views regarding this topic. Trade can really help poor in their development as trade is something that doesn't require any kind of knowledge, degree, talent, etc. It only develops by the experience, your great observation that are available to the poors. Poor people can use their experience and their day-to-day observations of market in order to involve themselves in trading. This can surely help the poor people in order to feed their families. Though they do not earn huge amount of money from this, but at least that much money is sufficient for the survival of their families and also for making them independent. It makes them self dependent so that they do not beg before others for atmost food for one time for them. HENCE, trade really makes life of poor people easier. THANK YOU.

84.Water resources should be nationalised
Water resources should be nationalized. Because agriculture is backbone of our country and also we can't survive without water. If it is nationalized there is no conflict between the states of our country. Through this we can improve agriculture, so, the productivity is more and we can get all goods more cheaper. And employment will be more. Our country will become economically strong.

85.Are Co-operatives Relevant in Today's Global Environment?
Hi Friends, I would like to suggest my views on this topic. According to me Co-operatives are definitely relevant in global environment. Co-operatives means group of people who make a team to run business. It can be of any kind like hand loom, fishery education. If government help us more in this system than definitely we will grow very high in this GDP.

86.Indian villages - our strength or our weakness?
Hi friends. In my point of view Indian villages are weakness for our country because as per today senses one third of the people did not get their meals properly. Most of them highlight that Indian villages are "backbone" if we are the backbone means why should we import food material from other country. Really if we are backbone means we want to export the all food material to other country. Did you all agree this?

87.Space Missions are a Wastage of Resources for a Resource-Starved Nation like India
According to me, space missions are not a wastage of resources for a country like us. We cannot ignore the role that is played by the satellites in our day to day life. Because of these satellites, we can predict the occurrence of various tsunamis, cyclones, floods etc. That can cause a huge loss to human race. Only because of these satellites we can predict the disasters and can take evacuation steps earlier so that the loss can be avoided. Our involvement in launching the satellites also necessary for making INDIA a developed country. Hence, space missions are not wastage of resources if we use the resources in all the fields equally i.e.for eradication of poverty, unemployment, etc.

88.Satyam Scandal would Impact Foreign Investments in India
According to me, though satyam scandal has put a black mark on Indian status before other foreign countries, but we should also not forget about the other companies that are doing well in our country in providing services to the foreign countries. Bad work by one company cannot spoil the status of other countries that are doing well in our country. One cannot blame others even if only one person is bad. Hence, the point is satyam scandal doesn't effect the foreign investments as foreign companies also have trust on other service providing companies of India.

89.Private Participation in Infrastructure is Highly Desirable
According to me, as the need of becoming a developed country is increasing day by day, the pressure on government is also increasing in order to improve or strengthen the infrastructure that forms a basis for making our country developed. Government alone cannot meet this demand of strengthening the infrastructure of our country so in that case, private companies will play and are playing an important role strengthening the infrastructure of our country in order to make our country a developed one. AS, infrastructure play an important role in this. Hence, both government And private companies must contribute in making infrastructure strong.

90.Developing Countries need Trade, not Aid
According to me, we as a developing country needs trade instead of aid. By getting aid from other developed countries, we will become lazy in process of development and will not be able to become self-dependent. Though we can become self-dependent as we possess the talent in our country that is needed for this purpose. We should take help from other countries that's developed countries only at limited extent not always. Increasing our share in trade will definitely help us in improving our financial status, in increasing our national income and in order to make us a developed country from a developing one.

91.Poverty in Third World Countries is due to Prosperity in First World Countries
According to me this statement is not true. Prosperity of a nation depends upon its citizens, upon their seriousness towards the adoption of the rules implemented by the country's government and by the hard work of the citizens in which they contribute a lot towards the national income of the country. First world countries have become developed because of their citizens who possessed all these qualities but in third world countries, lack of these qualities is responsible for lack of prosperity in these countries.

92.Indian Economy: Old Wine in New Bottle!
Yeah you are right its time to dynamic and young peoples to comes into politics even educated people would might become our politicians and the person who have knowledge about agriculture they must deal deal with agriculture ministry the person who have knowledge about the specific they should be deal with that era with their whole interest and perform their duty with wholeheartedly.

93.Is Globalization Really Necessary?
Yes Globalization is very important for our economy. Because if our Indian Economy wants to grow more We need to deal with other countries as well. They provide us better technology which is very beneficial for our economy. And India is developing country so to make it developed country its really imp to deal with other countries in terms of export, imports etc.

94.What shall we do about our Ever-Increasing Population?
India is among the most populous nations of the world and according to the recent research India will become the most populated country leaving behind China by 2030. Dealing with the rising population of the country has become a major issue to deal with. According to me, the population of the country can be controlled by creating awareness among the people of the country especially those living in the backward areas. The benefits of having small families, sex education among the people, camps and meetings concerning the rising population issue, and many more. Also, according to me, the government should provide a kind of compensation for those couples who plan for a single child or who adopt orphan children. In Fact looking at the current growing population, government should make strict laws so that population can be controlled to an extent.

95.Banning of Trade Unions will be Beneficial in Growth of the Economy
According to me, trade union should not be banned. Now a days, industries are increasing in size in order to make country developed one. This enlargement also leading to employement to large no of workers. Hence, as the organisations are increasing so, there is need for an intermediate medium between the management and workers to convey the problems to management. As, management itself can take care of the implementation of policies and securities and comfort of workers. So, in that case, Trade unions play an important role in conveying the problems to the management so that workers do not face any problem and will do their best in order for the development of the organisation. But one thing is also to be noted that, it can work only if the trade unions do their work honestly.

96.Why can't India be a World-Class Player in Manufacturing Industry as it is in IT & BPO Sectors?
I totally in favor of the topic of discussion, but I will not going to blame government Or and body for sports for it. I my point of view our parents are responsible for it they doesn't that a boy or a girl can achieve more success as well as fame in the world by the field of sports. Yes there are lack of opportunity in field of sports for a general person but we have to grape those opportunity with both hand. If we believe we can achieve anything. I my point of view we all should play at least one sport for physical fitness and also support those who follows it. If you work hard in academic studies you can improve only your report card. But, If you work hard for sport you can improve our country report card in Olympics. Please do it for your country.

97.We Need Drinking Water and Not Coke & Pepsi in Rural India
In general when a person in thirsty, he used to have a glass of water. But now a days things made different by that situation he would like buy a soft drink. In olden days when a person visits to our home, we used to give a glass of water to that person. Nowadays it becomes passion while giving a glass of soft drinks like maza, cook, People do not think the problem behind that companies would prepare those drinks with harmful chemicals. While having those drinks their would be chance of stomach diseases. So the Govt Should restrict these companies and make awareness among the people about those soft drinks and educate them about the importance of our traditional homemade drinks like coconut water, lemon water, butter milk. Etc.

98.Rise of Regional Blocs Threatens Independent Nations like India
According to me, regional blocs surely leads to disintegration of the country, especially a big one like ours, INDIA. A new region will surely think only about for their people welfare not for the welfare of our whole nation. This selfishness of a particular region will surely lead to disintegration of our country. Hence, we should oppose this idea of regional blocs as it will cause more harm than benefit.

99.Should the public sector be privatized?
According to me, public sector should be privatized. Because we all know that salary of workers in public sectors are fixed. Company's turnover does not affect the salary of individual. They do not get under pressurized. So they don't give 100% efforts. But in private sector job is not secure. Workers have to give 100% efforts because of competition. Thus private sectors grows very well than public sectors.