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Placement Paper For Flextronics | Dec 2007 ( Campus Recruitment)

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

1. After a long course of psychiatric ________ the patient was _______ .1) solution _____ out
2) treatment ______ cured
3) session ______ unconscious
4) medicine ______ healthy
5) formulations _______ recovered

2. If you have a good knack _____ of others, you can become a successful ______manager.1) Cheating _____ area
2) judging _____ entrepreneurial
3) convincing ______ marketing
4) satisfying ________ funds
5) explaining _______ portfolio

3. For any _____ to succeed, people's positive _____ is required.1) job _____ response
2) task _____ inclination
3) effort _______ value
4) endeavour_______attitude
5) attempt__________ expectation

4. Expert_______can make all the difference, especially when _________at the right time.1) person _____demanded
2) ideas ______generated
3) solutions _____ applied
4) analysis _______inferred
5) guidance _______given

5. We will accept your help if it is _________ offered, but not if it is offered ______.1) spontaneously____________reluctanly
2) whole-hearted ____________ dryly
3) well _________ inadequately
4) fully _______ partially
5) patiently ________ unnecessarily

Directions (6-10): In each of these questions, four of the five words are similar in meaning. Find out the word that is different in each case.

6. 1) Haggard
2) Careworn
3) Gaunt
4) Hazard
5) Anxious

7. 1) Minstrel
2) Tiny
3) Minuscule
4) Minute
5) Small

8. 1) Desolate
2) Barren
3) Destitute
4) Bleak
5) Uninhabited

9. 1) Invigorate
2) Vitalize
3) Enliven
4) Stimulate
5) Visualize

10. 1) perpetual
2) pernicious
3) permanent
4) Unending
5) Everlasting

Directions (Q.11-12): In each question two equations are provided. On the basis of these you have to find the relation between p and q.
Give answer (1) if p = q
Give answer (2) if p > q
Give answer (3) if q > p
Give answer (4) if p ? q, and
Give answer (5) if q ? p.

11. I. p2 – 6p + 8 = 0
II. 3q2- 10q = -7

12. I. 8p2 + 10p + 3 = 0
II. 2q2 + 5q = -3

Directions (Q. 13-14): In each of the questions below four sentences are given which are denoted by A), B), C) and D). By using all four sentences you have to frame a meaningful Para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of sentences and mark it as your answer.

13. A. But today we have weapons which can wipe out the entire population of `the world at one stroke.
B. In the early days, they might have killed hundreds or thousands of people.
C. So, today the only word of caution seems to be self-constraint and broad consensus among the nations over banning the use of nuclear weapons.
D. Wars have existed from time immemorial.


14. A. Quite a few of these glasses, after nearly being cleaned, can be used by
others for a reasonable length of time and in a large number of cases, at least the frames can be fruitfully used.
B. We therefore propose to collect these glasses, get them cleaned and repaired, and make them available to others enabling them at least to get a working vision without being put to any financial hardship.
C. We find that a large number of people are changing their glasses at fairly short intervals either on account of medical necessity or out of a desire to change models.
D. The older glasses are virtually thrown away without being useful to anybody in the process.


Directions (Q. 15-19): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak” arguments insofar as they relate to the question. “Strong” arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. “Weak” arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a “Strong” arguments and which is a “weak” argument. Give answer

1) if only argument I is “strong”
2) if only argument II is 'strong”
3) if either I or II is “strong”
4) if neither I nor II is “strong”
5) if both I and II are “strong”

15. Statement: Should use of LPG gas (cylinder) for cooking be banned in multi-storey building?
Arguments: I. Yes; on several occasions fire caused by the leakage of such gases has ruined such buildings to ashes and caused heavy loss to human lives.
II. No; the move will create inconvenience to the people living in such multi-storey buildings.

16. Statement: Should credit scores be checked by the banks before giving loans?
Arguments: I. Yes; the move will be helpful in reducing the NPAs of bank because credit scores will be helpful in evaluating the paying tendency of the debtors.
II. No; the move will deprive many able persons or organizations from getting loans.

17. Statement: Should government allow greater participation of foreign players in bourses?
Arguments: I. Yes; the move will be beneficial for the economy of the country.
II. No; foreign players are speculators and play only for profit; in case a slump in the market they will prefer to go out.

18. Statement: Should FIIs in realty IPOs be exempt from FDI?
Arguments: I. Yes; the move will be helpful in reducing the demand-supply gap by making available more funds.
II. No; in the developed countries there is no such provisions.

19. Statement: Should the government extend tax benefits to IT/ITES companies?
Arguments: I. Yes; these companies are providing jobs to a large number of people and earning foreign exchange.
II. No; they are already earning profit and do not require any financial support from the government.

Directions (Q. 20-24): Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide the data provided in which of the statements are sufficient to answer the questions and choose your answer accordingly.

20. How is 'X' related to 'Y'?I. 'X' is the father of 'Q', who is the brother of 'R' and son of 'T'.
II. 'Z' is the wife of 'L' who has only three children 'K', 'Y' and 'G'.
III. 'G' is the sister of 'Y' but 'K' is not the brother of 'Y'.

1) Only I and II
2) Only I and III
3) Only I, II and III
4) All I, II and III even together are not sufficient
5) None of these

21. Six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U are sitting in a row facing towards North. How many persons are there to the right of P?I. R is between P and T.
II. Q is sitting on the immediate right of T.
III. S is not at the end whereas U is not at the right end.

1) Only I and III
2) Only II and III
3) Either I or II and III
4) All I, II and III
5) All the three even together are not sufficient

22. How is 'P' related to 'T'?I. P's mother is the wife of T's father.
II. 'T' is the son of P's father.
III. 'P' is the daughter of T's father.

1) Any one
2) Any two
3) Only either I or III
4) Only III
5) None of these

23. What is the shortest distance between 'X' and 'Y'?I. Z is towards West of Y at a distance of 3 metres and towards North of X at a distance of 4 metres.
II. W is towards South-East of Y at a distance of 12 metres whereas X is towards North-West of W at a distance of 13 metres.
III. The distance between X and P is 2 metres whereas the distance between P and Y is 3 metres.

1) Any one
2) Only I
3) Only II
4) Only either I or II
5) None of these

24. What is Pramod's present age?I. The ratio of present ages of Bhola, Promod and Murari is 2:3:4.
II. Ten years hence the ratio of the ages of Bhola and Pramod will be 3:4.
III. Ten years before the ratio of the ages of Pramod and Murari was 2:3.

1) All I, II and III
2) Any two
3) Any one
4) I and either II or III
5) All the three even together are not sufficient

25. In how many different ways can the letters of the word ENGINEER be arranged so that the vowels always come together?1) 240
2) 64
3) 264
4) 304
5) None of these

ANSWERS:  1. (5) 2. (2) 3. (1) 4. (2) 5. (4) 6. (5) 7. (1) 8. (3) 9. (4) 10. (2) 11. (2) 12. (1) 13. (5) 14. (3) 15. (4) 16. (2) 17. (5) 18. (3) 19. (1) 20. (4) 21. (2) 22. (1) 23. (2) 24. (3) 25. (1)


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