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Hexaware 2015 placement paper

In the following questions choose the proper word among the choices to fill in the blanks to complete the sentence meaningfully correct.
1. Pakistan lost a ———– wicket just when they seemed to be doing so well, and that led to their eventual defeat.
(a) critical (b) crucial (c) sensitive (d) providential
Ans: (b)
2. Sita’s heart ———- at the sight of the beautiful diamond necklace.
(a) leapt (b) stopped (c) slowed (d) ran
Ans: (a)
3. He is a person of sound character and ———– disposition.
(a) beneficent (b) morous (c) amiable (d) amicable
Ans: (c)
4. He lives near a lovely ———- of countryside.
(a) length (b) piece (c) section (d) stretch
Ans: (d)
In the following questions there are six sentences. The first and the last sentence (marked S1 and S6) remain as such while the other four sentences marked P, Q, R and S are jumbled. Arrange to jumbled sentences in an order so that when read with S1 and S6 it makes a meaningful passage.
5. S1: The cooperative system of doing business is a good way of encouraging ordinary workers to work hard.
P: If the society is to be well run, it is necessary to prevent insincere officials being elected to the committee which is responsible for the business
Q: They get this from experienced and professional workers who are not only familiar with the cooperative system, but also with efficient method of doing business
R: To a large extent, many cooperative societies need advice and guidance
S: The capital necessary to start a business venture is obtained by the workers contributions
S6: The main object is to maintain the interest of every member of the society and to ensure that the members participate actively in the projects of the society.
(a) SQPR (b) PQSR (c) SRQP (d) PSRQ
Ans: (c)
6. S1: Ants eat worms, centipedes and spiders
P: They are usually much quicker than the ant itself
Q: Nevertheless, these animals do not make easy game for ants.
R: Besides, they have an extraordinary number of ways of escaping.
S: They also eat larvae and insect adults such as flies, moths and spring tails.
S6: Some jump, and some give out a pungent repellent substance.
(a) SQPR (b) SPRQ (c) SQRP (d) SRQP
Ans: (a)
7. S1: Hungary, with a population of about 10 million, lies between Czechoslovakia to the north and Yugoslavia to the south.
P: Here a great deal of grain is grown
Q: In recent years, however, progress has been made also in the field of industrialisation.
R: Most of this country consists of an extremely fertile plain, through which the river Danube flows.
S: In addition to grain, the plain produces potatoes, sugar, wine and livestock.
S6: The new industries derive mainly from agricultural production.
(a) QRSP (b) RPSQ (c) PRSQ (d) RQSP
Ans: (b)
8. S1: A gentleman who lived alone always had two plates placed on the table at dinner time.
P: One day just as he sat down to dine, the cat rushed in to the room
Q: One plate was for him and other was for his cat
R: She dropped a mouse into her own plate and another into her master plate
S: He used to give the cat a piece of meat from his own plate
S6: In this way the cat showed her gratitude to her master.
(a) QSPR (b) PSRQ (c) QRSP (d) RPQS
Ans: (a)
9. S1: Satyajit Ray made several films for children
P: Later filmmakers have followed his lead
Q: Today other nations are making the children’s films in a big way
R: This was at a time when no director considered children as potential audience
S: Ray was, thus, a pioneer in the field.
S6: But, today few think of Ray as a maker of children’s film.
(a) PSRQ (b) RSQP (c) RSPQ (d) SQRP
Ans: (c)
In the following choose the word that gives the meaning of the word in bold letters:
(a) hardly (b) definitely (c) frequently (d) periodically
Ans: (a)
(a) Influence (b) quality (c) name (d) wealth
Ans: (c)
(a) tense (b) stringy (c) strict (d) causing to shrink
Ans: (c)
In the following choose the word that is exactly opposite in meaning to the give word in bold letters
(a) Pride (b) humility (c) conceit (d) Ostentatious
Ans: (b)b
(a) Kind (b) boastful (c) generous (d) indifferent
In the following two words have certain relationship followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair of words that have similar relationship between them:
(a) Curtail :: Activity
(b) expunge :: book
(c) edit :: text
(d) censor :: play
Ans: (d)
(a) Mesa :: Plateau
(b) Moron :: Savant
(c) Foreigner :: Immigrant
(d) Pedagogue :: Teacher
Ans: (b)
17. In one hour a boat goes 11 km along the stream and 5 km against the stream. What is the speed of the boat in still water?
(a) 3 km/hr (b) 5 km/hr (c) 8 km/hr (d) 9 km/hr
Ans: (c)
Speed of boat in still water -> ½ ( Upstream speed + Downstream speed)
18. A fruit seller had some apples. He sells 40% of apples and still has 420 apples. How many apples he had originally?
(a) 588 (b) 600 (c) 672 (d) 700
Ans: (d)
60% of apples remain and equals 420. Hence, 100% the original number
is equal to -> 420 x 10/60 = 700 apples.
19. In a lottery there are 10 prizes and 25 blanks. A lottery is drawn at random. What is the probability of getting a prize?
(a) 1/10 (b) 2/5 (c) 2/7 (d) 5/7
Ans: (c)
10C1/35C1 -> 10/35 -> 2/7
20. A box contains 2 white balls, 3 black balls and 4 red balls. In how many ways can three balls be drawn on condition that there should be at least one black ball in the draw?
(a) 32 (b) 48 (c) 64 (d) 96
Ans: (c)
From 2 white balls, 3 black balls and 4 red balls, 3 balls are to be selected such that
at least one black ball should be there.
Hence we have 3 choices
All three are black
Two are black and one is non- black
One is black and two are non -black
Total number of ways
= 3C3 + (3C2 x 6C1) + (3C1 x 6C2) [because 6 are non- black]