EDS  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   -2 Nov 2007

EDS  Placement Paper   Whole Testpaper   -2 Nov 2007


  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012

    EDS PAPER ON 2ND NOVEMBER 2007

    Directions: Each of the following questions begins with a sentence that has either one or more blanks. The blanks indicate that a piece of the sentence is missing. Each sentence is followed by five answer choice that consist of words or phrases. Select the answer choice that completes the sentence best.

    1.The fundamental????..between dogs and cats is for the most part a myth; members of these species often coexist????

    a. antipathy?..amiably       
    b. disharmony??uneasily                  
    c. Compatability??.together               
    d. Relationship?..peacefully                               
    e. Different??.placidly

    2. The early form of writing known as Linear B was ???.in 1952, but no one has yet succeeded in the ???of the still more ancient Linear A.

    a. superseded??explanation               
    b. encoded?..transcription                  
    c. obliterated??analysis 
    d.   Deciphered?..interpretation               
    e. Discovered?..obfuscation

    3. His desire to state his case completely was certainly reasonable; however, his lengthy technical explanations were monotonous and tended to ?..rather than ???.the jury.

    a. enlighten?..inform           
    b. interest??persuade      
    c. provoke??.influence      
    d. allay??pacify
    e. bore??convince

    6. (1/10)18-(1/10)20 = ?

    a. 99/1020               
    b. 99/10
    c. 0.9     
    d. none of these

    7. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 min?s and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 min?s. If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank

    a. 17 1/7 min?s               
    b. 20 min?s    
    c. 8 min?s     
    d. none of these

    8. A goat is tied to one corner of a square plot of side 12 m by a rope 7m long. Find the area it can graze?

    a. 38.5 sq. m               
    b. 155 sq.m      
    c. 144 sq. m     
    d. 19.25 sq. m

     
    Question 9-13

    Directions: Each of the following questions below begins with a single word in capital letters. Five answer choices follow.  Select the answer choice that has the most opposite meaning of the words in capital letters.
    9. UNDERMINE:

    a. appreciate               
    b. donate  
    c. bolster 
    d. decay                
    e. simplify

    10. OBSEQUIOUS:

    a. original               
    b. haughty 
    c. casual                  
    d. virtuous  e. informative

    11. BLANCH:

    a. stand               
    b. repay                 
    c. flush                  
    d. relax                  
    e. cope

    12. DISSIPATED:

    a. levity                  
    b. sanity                
    c. cowardice               
    d. sterility  
    e. ventilation

    13. FECUNDITY:

    a. consideration               
    b. comprehensibility             
    c. barrenness               
    d. gravity               
    e. sanity 

    14. A person, who decided to go to weekend trip should not exceed 8 hours driving in a day. Average speed of forward journey is 40 m/h. Due to traffic in Sundays, the return journey average speed is 30 m/h. How far he can select a picnic spot?

    a. 120 miles               
    b. Between 120 and 140 miles              
    c. 160 miles     
    d. 110 miles

    15. A bus started from bus stand at 8.00 am, and after 30 minutes staying at destination, it returned back to the bus stand. The speed of the bus is 18mph. In return journey bus travels with 50% fast speed. At what time it returns to the bus stand?

    a. 11.00am               
    b. 10.00am               
    c. 10.30am               
    d. 12.00pm

    16. A computer printer produces 176400 lines in a given day. If the printer was in operation for 7 hours during the day how many lines did it print per minute?

    a. 400    
    b. 420               
    c. 600               
    d. 375

    17. In a certain company 20% of the men and 40 % of the women attended the annual company picnic. If 35% of all the employees are men. What % of all the employee went to the picnic?

    a. 25% 
    b. 30%               
    c. 33%               
    d. 40% 

    Question 18-27

    An editor must choose five articles to be published in the upcoming issue of an arts review. The only articles available for publication are theater articles F, G, H and
    J and dance articles K, L, M and O. At least three out of five published articles must be dance article. If J is chosen, then M cannot be. If F is chosen, then J must
    also be chosen.

    18. If M is not chosen for the issue, which of the following must be chosen?

    a. F        
    b. G               
    c. H               
    d. J               
    e. K

    19. How many acceptable groupings of articles include J?

    a. one    
    b. two               
    c. three               
    d. four               
    e. five

    20. The choice of which article makes only one group of articles acceptable?

    a. F        
    b. G               
    c. J               
    d. L               
    e. M

    20. If G is chosen for the issue, which of the following must be true?

    a. J is not chosen                               
    b. Exactly three dance articles are chosen               
    c. H is not chosen                           
    d. All four of the dance articles are chosen  e. F is not chosen 

    Question 21-33

    For a motorist there are three ways of going from City A to City C. By way of a bridge the distance is 20 miles and the toll is $0.75. A tunnel between the two cities is a distance of 10 miles and the toll is $1.00 for the vehicle and driver plus $0.10 for each passenger. A two-lane high-way without tolls goes east for 30 miles to City B and then 20 miles in a northwest direction to City C.

    21. Which of the following is the shortest route from B to C?

    a. Directly on the toll-free highway to City C                
    b. The bridge   
    c. The tunnel    
    d. The tunnel or the bridge   
    e. The bridge only if traffic is heavy on the toll-free highway

    22. The most economical way of going from City A to City B, in terms of tolls and distance, is to use the

    a. tunnel                               
    b. bridge                               
    c. bridge or tunnel                               
    d. toll-free highway               
    e. bridge and highway

    23. Jim usually drives alone from City C to City A every working day. His firm deducts a percentage of employee pay for lateness . Which factor would most probably influence his choice of the bridge or the tunnel?

    a. Whether his wife goes with him                        
    b. Scenic interest of each route               
    c. Traffic conditions on the road, bridge, and tunnel    
    d. Saving of $0.25 in tolls   
    e. Price of gasoline consumed in converting the 10 additional miles on the bridge

    24. In choosing between the use of the bridge and the tunnel, the chief factor(s) would be

    I.   traffic and road conditions               
    II.  number of passengers in the car                   
    III. location of one?s home in the center or outskirts of one of the cities                          
    IV. desire to save $0.25

    a. I only                
    b. II only                
    c. II and III only                    
    d. III and IV only                   
    e. I and II only 

    25. A policeman and a thief spot each other when they are 400m apart and both start running in the same direction. If the thief runs at a speed of 10km/hr and the
    policeman runs at a speed of 15 km/hr. Find how much time the policemen has to run in order to nab the thief.
    a. 200s                 
    b. 220s                 
    c.288s                   
    d. 300s                
    e. 312s

    26. A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee, putting in 2 parts of a 33p.a gm. Grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm. If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p. a gm. To 2 parts of the less expensive grade, how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms.

    a. 90      
    b. Rs 1.00       
    c. Rs. 3.00       
    d. Rs. 8.00

    27. In a group of 15, 7 have studied Latin, 8 have studied Greek, and 3 have not studied either. How many of these studied both Latin and Greek?

    a. 0        
    b.3               
    c.4 
    d.5 

    Question 28-31

    Following questions are based on letter?s analogy. First pair of letters should have the same relationship as the second pair of letters or vice versa.

    28.  ?: BGLQ:: YDIN: VAFK

    a. EKNS                
    b. DKMT               
    c. DLMS                
    d. EJOT

    29. NLO: RPS:: ? : ZXA

    a. VUW                  
    b. VTR
    c. VTW                  
    d. TRP

    30. If ?football? is ?cricket?, ?cricket? is ?basketball? , ?basketball? is ?volleyball? , ?volleyball? is ?khokho? and ?khokho? is cricket, which is not a ball game?

    a. cricket               
    b. football  
    c. khokho  
    d. basketball

    31. During a given week a programmer spend ¼ of his time preparing charts, 3/8 of his time for coding, rest of his time for debugging the programs. If he had 48 hrs during the week how many hours did he spent debugging the program.
    a. 16 hrs                               
    b. 18 hrs                               
    c. 20 hrs                               
    d. 12 hrs 

    Question 32-46

    Each of the following question consists of a pair of words that are separated by a colon and followed by five answer choice. Choose the pair of words or phrases in the answer choices that are most similar to the original pair.

    32. NOVEL: BOOK::

    a. epic: poem 
    b. house: library          
    c. tale: fable         
    d. number: page  e. play: theatre

    33. PARAPHRASE: VERBATIM::

    a. approximation: precise                 
    b. description: vivid               
    c. quotation: apt               
    d. interpretation: val
    e. significance: uncertain

    34. REALIST: QUIXOTIC::

    a. scholar: pedantic               
    b. fool: idiotic    
    c. idler: lethargic               
    d. tormentor: sympathetic               
    e. diner: dyspeptic

    35. SHARD: GLASS::

    a.grain: sand               
    b.morsel: meal              
    c.strand: rope              
    d.scrap: rope       
    e.splinter: wood

    36. INTRANSIGENT: FLEXIBILITY::

    a. transient: mobility 
    b. disinterested: partisanship               
    c. dissimilar: variation
    d. progressive: transition               
    e. ineluctable: modality

    37. The format specify ?-%d? is used for which purpose in C

    a. Left justifying a string     
    b. Right justifying a string               
    c. Removing a string from the console
    d. Used for the scope specification of a char[] variable

    38. A shift register can be used for

    a. Parallel to serial conversion               
    b. Serial to parallel conversion               
    c. Digital delay line               
    d. All the above

    39. A sorting algorithm which can prove to be a best time algorithm in one case and a worst time algorithm in worst case is

    a. Quick sort               
    b. Heap sort        
    c. Merge sort        
    d. Insert sort

    40. Which of the following is a broadband communication channel?

    a. Coaxial cable               
    b. Fiber optic cable               
    c. Microwave circuits  
    d. All of the above

    41. Find the output for the following C program

    # include<stdio.h>
    void main() {
    char s1[]=?Mphasis?;
    char s2[]=?Technologies?;
    s1=s2;
    printf(?%s,? s1);}

    a. Mphasis               
    b. Technologies               
    c. Compilation Error   
    d. None

    42. . Find the output for the following C program
    # include<stdio.h>
    #include<stdlib.h>
    void main() {
    char *p1=?Name?;
    char *p2;
    p2=(char*)malloc(20);
    while(*p2++=*p1++);
    printf(?%s\n?, p2);
    }

    a. An empty string     
    b. Name                               
    c. 0               
    d. Junk letters

    43. . Find the output for the following C program
    # include<stdio.h>
    void main() {
    int x=20, y=35;
    x=y+++ x++;
    y= ++y +++x;
    printf(?%d %d\n?, x,y); }

    a. 25 50                
    b. 50 90                
    c. 45 80                 
    d. 57 94

    44. A structure called record which holds an integer called loop, a character array of 5 elements called word, and a float called sum, will occupy??..bytes

    a. 4        
    b. 5               
    c. 10               
    d. 11

    45. Consider the following program:
    void f(char**);
    main(){
    char *argv[]= {?ab?, ?cd?, ?ef?, ?gh?, ?ij?, ?ki?];
    f(argv);
    }
    void f(char**p){
    char *t;
    t= (p+=sizeof(int))[-1];
    printf(?%s?, t);} the output for this program is;

    a. ab      
    b. cd               
    c. ef               
    d. gh

    46. Consider the following program:
    main(){
    char *p;
    char buf[10]= {1,2,3,4,5,6,9,8};
    p= (buf +1)[5];
    printf(?%d?, p);} The output for this program is
    a. 5       
     b. 6               
    c. 9               
    d. None of the above

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