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Rajasthan Postal Circle December 2008


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Part -1- English

Directions (For Questions 1 to 4): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which express the correct meaning of the given word printed in bold.


1.  Encompassing

a) Surrounding

b) Incorporating   (Ans)

c) Enveloping

d) Accepting


2. Prudence

a) Wisdom    (Ans)

b) Gentleness

c) Providence

d) Pride


3. Fetter

a) Restore

b)  Lavish

c) Squander

d) Chain    (Ans)


4. Diligent

a) Slack

b) Steady

c) Careful

d) Laborious     (Ans)


Directions (For Question 5 and 6) : In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which is the most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold


5. Commendable

a) Invaluable

b) Undeserved

c) Unreliable

d) Unworthy     (Ans)


6. Frugality

a) Luxury

b) Extravagance     (Ans)

c) Providence

d) Familiarity


7. Substitute a single word for One who hates mankind

a) Mercenary

b) Philanthropist

c) Neurotic

d) Misanthropist     (Ans)


8. Substitute a single word for 'Violation of something holy and sacred'

a) Pollution

b) Pilferage

c) Sacrilege     (Ans)

d) Pittance


9. Fill in the blank with a suitable word

He was apprised ......... the latest developments on the war front

a) of     (Ans)

b) about

c) on

d) for


10. Find out the word which is spelt incorrect

a) Proficient

b) Efficient

c) Sufficient

d) Magnificient     (Ans)


Part II General Knowledge

11.  The Chilka Lake liea in between the deltas of

a) Ganga and Mahanadi

b) Godavari and Krishna

c) Mahanadi and Godavari      (Ans)

d) Krishna and Kaveri


12.  The deficiency of which one of the following leads to dental caries?

a) Zinc

b) Iron

c) Fluorine      (Ans)

d) Copper


13. Who built the Red Fort in Delhi?

a) Aurangzed

b) Shah Jahan      (Ans)

c) Jahangir

d) Akbar


14. Which country has the world's youngest monarch?

a) Togo

b) Qatar

c) Monaco

d) Bhutan   (Ans)


15. Which languages have recently been declared as classical languages?

a) Kannada and Telugu    (Ans)

b) Tamil and Telugu

c) Tamil and Marathi

d) Bengali and Urdu


16. Who has written 'The White Tiger'?

a) Jhumpa Lahiri

b) Aravind Adiga    (Ans)

c) Kiran Desai

d) Salman Rushdie


17. India is the ......... country to send a spacecraft to the moon

a) 4th

b) 5th

c) 6th   (Ans)

d) 7th


18. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is located in

a) Mumbai

b) Kolkata

c) Bengaluru

d) Hyderabad    (Ans)


19. The highest Civilian award of India, the 'Bharat Ratna' was last awarded to

a) Pandit Bhimsen Joshi   (Ans)

b) Ustad Bismillah Khan

c) Pandit Jasraj

d) Ustad Zakir Hussain


20. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is set to become the ..... President of the United States of America on 20th January 2009

a) 42nd

b) 44th   (Ans)

c) 46th

d) 48th


21. India has the ........ rank in teledensity in the world at present  

a) 1st

b) 2nd   (Ans)

c) 3rd

d) 4th


22. Where are Asiatic wild ass found

a) Sikkim

b) Assam

c) Arunachal Pradesh

d) Gujarat   (Ans)



23. Which Article of the Indian Constitution includes the Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizens

a) Article 50 A

b) Article 51 A  (Ans)

c) Article 52 A

d) Article 53 A


24. Under the Indian Constitution, the power to issue a writ of 'Habeas corpus' is vested in

a) Both Supreme Court and High Courts   (Ans)

b) Only High Courts

c) Only Supreme Court

d) All courts down to District Courts


25. During whose regime did the 'Cripps Mission' visit India

a) Lord Wellington

b) Lord Mountbatten

c) Lord Wavell

d) Lord Linlithgow   (Ans)


26.  Which of the following elements is not present in stainless steel?

a) Chromium

b) Iron

c) Tungsten   (Ans)

d) Nickel


27. Which of the following wave lengths of light is absorbed maximum for photosynthesis

a) Blue Light   (Ans)

b) Red Light

c) Green Light

d) Yellow Light


28. Inflation occurs when aggregate supply is

a) Equal to aggregate demand

b) More than aggregate demand

c) Less than aggregate demand   (Ans)

d) None of the above


29. El Nino is

a) A sea storm  (Ans)

b) A tropical disturbance

c) a warm ocean current

d) Another name of typhoon


30. Nuclear reactors used to produce electricity are based on?

a) Cold Fusion

b) Superconductivity

c) Nuclear Fusion

d) Nuclear Fission   (Ans)


31. A car covers a distance of 200 kms in 2 hours 40 minutes, whereas a jeep covers the same distance in 2 hours. What is the ratio of their speeds?

a) 3 : 4   (Ans)

b) 4 : 3

c) 4 : 5

d) 5 : 4


32. In a certain code language CROWN  is written as DPRSS. How will PRINT be written in that code language


b) QPLJY  (Ans)




33. Which word cannot be made from the letters of following word: 'OBSTETRICIAN'


b) TERMITE   (Ans)




34. Which one of the numbers is wrong in the following series?

4, 8, 7, 14, 12, 24, 19, 36, 28

a) 12

b) 24  (Ans)

c) 28

d) 36


35. Starting from a point 'P' Dinesh walked 18 metres towards south.  He turned to his left and walked 25 metres. He then turned to his left and walked 18 metres.  He gain turned to his left and walked 35 metres and reached a point 'Q'. How far is Dinesh from the point 'P' and in which direction?

a) 10 metres East

b) 10 metres West   (Ans)

c) 35 metres West 

d) 10 metres South 


36. Sun : Star ::

a) Day : Night

b) Lamp : Light

c) Bed : Sleep

d) Dove : Bird   (Ans)


37. 'Hillock' is related to 'Mountains' in the same way as Bush is related to

a) Ground

b) Jungle   (Ans)

c) Plant

d) Tree


38. Find the odd one out

a) Swan   (Ans)

b) Vulture

c) Ostrich

d) Eagle


39. The total cost price of two watches is Rs.840. One is sold at a profit of 16% and other at a loss of 12%. There is no loss or gain in the whole transaction the cost price of the watch on which the shopkeeper gains is

a) Rs.360  (Ans)

b) Rs.370

c) Rs.380

d) Rs.390



40. If a person repaid Rs.22,500 after 10 years of borrowing a loan at 10% per annum simple interest find out what amount did he take as loan

a) Rs.11,225

b) Rs.11,250  (Ans)

c) Rs.10,000

d) Rs.7500


41. 'A, B' and 'C' entered into partnership 'A' invested Rs.2,560 and 'B' Rs. 2,000. At end of the year they gained Rs. 1,105 out of which 'A' got Rs.320, 'C's capital was

a) Rs.4280  (Ans)

b) Rs.2840

c) Rs.4820

d) Rs.4028


42. The average age of 24 boys and their teacher is 15 years. When the teachers age is excluded the average age decreases by one year. The age of the teacher is

a) 38 years

b) 39 years   (Ans)

c) 40 years

d) 41 years


43. A tank can be filled by two pipe in 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. When the tank was empty the two pipes were opened. After sometime, the first pipe were opened. After sometime, the first pipe was stopped and the tank was filled in 18 minutes. After how much time of the start was the first pipe stopped

a) 5 minutes

b) 8 minutes   (Ans)

c) 10 minutes

d) 12 minutes


44. Complete the following series : 380, 465, 557, 656, 762, 875 ....

a) 995  (Ans)

b) 992

c) 975

d) 985


45. Two trains are moving on two parallel tracks but in opposite directions. A person sitting in the train moving at the speed of 80 km/hr passes the second train in 18 seconds. If the length of the second train is 1000 metres, its speed is

a) 100 km/hr

b) 120 km/hr   (Ans)

c) 140 km/hr

d) 160 km/hr


46. Fill in the blank

BLOCKED : YOLXPVW :: ........?........ OZFMXS


b) LAUNCH   (Ans)




47. If in a certain language PRIVATE is coded as 1234567 and RISK is coded as 2098 how is RIVETS coded in that language?

a) 687543

b) 234769  (Ans)

c) 496321

d) 246598


48. In an examination 65% of the total examinees passed. If the number of failures was 420 what was the total number of examinees?

a) 1200  (Ans)

b) 685

c) 690

d) 1000


49. Dr. Sharma bought a car and got 15% of its original price as dealers discount. He then sold it with 20% profit on his purchase price. What percentage profit did he get on the original price

a) 2%  (Ans)

b) 12%

c) 5%

d) 17%



50. A and B together can complete a work in 8 days and B and C together in 12 days. All of the three together can complete the work in 6 days. In how  much time can A and C together complete the work?

a) 8 days   (Ans)

b) 10 days

c) 12 days

d) 14 days



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