IBM Aptitude Test Paper : Solved

Directions (Q. 9-14):In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the given suggested courses of action (5) logically follows for pursuing.
Give answer (1): if only I follows.
Give answer (2): if only II follows.
Give answer (3): if either I or II follows.
Give answer (4): if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (5): if both I and II follow.

9.) Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
Courses of action: I. Govt should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

10.) Statement: A larger number of lower-ranked politicians are murdered by antisocial elements in city A.
Courses of action: I. All those in the city with criminal records should immediately be arrested.
II. The city police should keep a close vigil on the movements of anti-social elements so as to prevent future attacks.

11.) Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.
Courses of action: I. The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.
II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.

12.)Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighboring countries.
Courses of action: I. India should engage in an all-over war to stop the nagging threats.
II. India should get the neighbors into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

13.) Statement: India has now been recognized by the Western world as a vast resource of knowledge and the latter is eager to use the same.
Courses of action: I. India should exploit this opportunity to hasten its economic growth.
II. India should bargain effectively with the Western world and become a super power in South Asia.

14.)Statement: It is estimated that about twenty lakh people will visit the city during the ensuing festival.
Courses of action: I. The civic authority should make adequate arrangements to tackle the situation.
II. All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case of any eventuality.

15.)In a certain code language watch is called book, book is called pen, pen is called air, air is called fire, fire is called water, water is called yellow and yellow is called green. Then what is the colour of fire in that language?
1) Yellow
2) Water
3) Green
4) Air
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 16-22): In the following questions an expression has been given for which you have to give a one-word substitute as your answer from the given alternatives. If none of the alternatives are correct your answer will be 5), ie None of these.

16.)A tale in literature not having true incidents
1) Fable
2) Allegory
3) Novel
4) Fantasy
5) None of these

17.)Liable to commit mistake or error
1) Superficial
2) Fallible
3) Buffoon
4) Humane
5) None of these

18.)Wandering in search of adventure
1) Gypsy
2) Gyrate
3) Expedite
4) Errant
5) None of these

19.)Incapable of being satisfied
1) Greedy
2) Nomadic
3) Insatiable
4) Devilish
5) None of these

20.)Not having made a will
1) Generous
2) Intestate
3) Munificent
4) Voluntary
5) None of these

21.)Rakhi starts from point Q and moves in southward direction for 25 metres; then she turns left and moves 30 metres; then she turns right and moves 15 metres to reach point P. What is the distance and direction of P from Q?
1) 50 metres South-West
2) 50 metres South-East
3) 45 metres South-East
4) 40 metres South
5) None of these

22.)Two brothers Kanhaiya and Kishore are in a habit of passing comments on their friends, which they somehow also use as passcode for e-mail. Kanhaiya’s comment is ’Don’t live always in a fool’s paradise’ and his passcode is ’fool’s live in paradise a don’t always’. If Kishore’s comment is ’Listen time and tide waits for none’, then what will be his passcode by the same rule?
1) for time tide none waits listen and
2) for time none tide waits listen and
3) for time tide waits none listen and
4) for time tide none listen waits and
5) None of these

23.)If ’grey’ means ’yellow’; ’yellow’ means ’white’; ’white’ means ’blue’; ’blue’ means ’red’; ’red’ means ’black’; and ’black’ ’violet’; then what is the colour of clear sky?
1) red
2) white
3) violet
4) black
5) yellow

24.)Among M, N, D, P and W, D is taller than M and W. P is taller than D and N. Who among them is shortest?
1) M
2) W
3) D
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

25.)Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1) Wheat
2) Paddy
3) Jowar
4) Corn
5) Sesame
ANSWERS 1.(5) 2.(2) 3.(2) 4.(3) 5.(1) 6.(4) 7.(1) 8. (5) 9.(2) 10.(2) 11. (2) 12. (2) 13.(5) 14. (1) 15.(3) 16. (1) 17.(2) 18.(4) 19.(3) 20.(2) 21.(2) 22. (1) 23.(1) 24. (4) 25.(5)

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