TCS  Placement Paper   General - Other   -01 Jan 1900

TCS  Placement Paper   General - Other   -01 Jan 1900

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    7 Jan, 2012


    This paper is for practice before final:
    Verbal ACUMEN
    a. exactness
    b. potential
    c. shrewdness
    d. bluntness
    e. None of these
    a. behavior
    b. hold down
    c. hold up
    d. relieve
    e. condemn

    a. prudence
    b. consistency
    c. precipice
    d. disturbance
    e. distemper

    a. arrange
    b. command
    c. contribute
    d. establish
    e. control

    a. ornate
    b. thriving
    c. artistic
    d. elegant
    e. None of these

    a. liking
    b. insightful
    c. attractive
    d. penetrable
    e. compunction

    a. stimulate
    b. humorous
    c. inculate
    d. dampen
    e. None of these

    a. reflex
    b. amplitude
    c. inflection
    d. provocation
    e. escutcheon

    a. scope
    b. segment
    c. globule
    d. legislature
    e. lamentation
    a. make a cavity
    b. displease
    c. humiliate
    d. relapse
    e. murder

    a. advice
    b. proverb
    c. enlargement
    d. advantage
    e. usage

    a. to dissipate
    b. to dissent
    c. to distort
    d. to disfigure
    e. to dissect
    a. unromantic
    b. free
    c. popular
    d. steady
    e. unknown

    a. to embrace
    b. to devote
    c. to deserve
    d. to combine
    e. to display

    a. lively
    b. concealed
    c. engrossed
    d. prototype
    e. None of these

    a. to pile
    b. to forbid
    c. to proceed
    d. to share
    e. to stoop

    a. coax
    b. motivate
    c. profound
    d. mollify
    e. evade

    a. penury
    b. immunize
    c. fertilize
    d. reproduce
    e. incisions
    a. clay
    b. obstacle
    c. dwelling
    d. bind
    e. to beguile

    a. latent
    b. hysterical
    c. conventional
    d. symmetrical
    e. conscientious

    a. terminate
    b. isolate
    c. liberate
    d. simplify
    e. frustrate

    a. inequality
    b. impartiality
    c. unfairness
    d. twist
    e. None of these

    a. to harass
    b. to repulse
    c. to console
    d. to appropriate
    e. to congregate
    a. historic
    b. devout
    c. multiple
    d. fortunate
    e. authoritative

    a. reminiscence
    b. category
    c. fallacy
    d. unanimity
    e. stupor

    a. cabbage
    b. camel
    c. lance
    d. freight
    e. flax

    a. oration
    b. gesture
    c. emulation
    d. applause
    e. nourish


    1. A family, planning a weekend trip, decides to spend not more than
    a total of 8 hours driving. By leaving early in the morning, they can
    average 40 miles per hour on the way to their destination. Due to the
    heavy Sunday traffic, they can average only 30 miles per hour on the
    return trip. What is the farthest distance from home they can plan to
    (a) 120 miles or less (b)
    Between 120and 140 miles (c) 140 miles
    (d) Between 140 and 160 miles (e) 160 miles or

    2. A car is filled with four and half gallons of fuel for a round
    trip. If the amount of fuel taken while going is 1/4 more than the
    amount taken for coming, what is the amount of fuel consumed while
    coming back?
    (a) Less than 2 gallons (b) 2
    gallons (c) 2 1/2
    (d) 3 gallons (e)
    More than 3 gallons

    3. A 3-gallon mixture contains one part S and two parts R. In order
    to change it to a mixture containing 25% S, how much R should be
    (a) 1/2 gallon (b) 2/3 gallon (c)
    3/4 gallon (d) 1 gallon (e) 1 1/2 gallon

    4. A tree grows only 3/5 as fast as the one beside it. In four years
    the combined growth of the two trees is eight feet.
    How much does the shorter tree grow in two years?
    (a) Less than 2 feet
    (b) 2 feet (c)
    2 1/2 feet
    (d) 3
    feet (e) more
    than 3 feet.

    5. Wind flows at 160 miles in 330 minutes, for traveling 80 miles how
    much time does it require?
    (a) 1 hour 30 minutes (b)
    1 hour 45 minutes (c) 2 hours
    (d) 2 hours 45 minutes (e)
    3 hours

    6. A stationary engine has enough fuel to run 12 hours when its tank
    is 4/5 full. How long will it run when the tank is 1/3 full?
    (a) Less than 2 hours
    (b) 2 hours (c) 3
    (d) 4
    hours (e) 5 hours

    7. If A is traveling at 72 km per hour on a highway. B is traveling
    at a speed of 25 meters per second on a highway. What is the
    difference in their speeds in meters per second?
    (a) 1/2
    m/sec (b) 1
    m/sec (c) 1 1/2
    (d) 2
    m/sec (e) 3 m/sec

    8. A salesperson by mistake multiplied a number and got the answer as
    3, instead of dividing the number by 3. What is the answer he should
    have actually got?
    (a) 0 (b)
    1/3 (c) 1
    (d) 2 (e) 3

    9. If the length of a rectangle is increased by 30% and the width is
    decreased by 20%, then the area is increased by...
    (a) 10% (b) 5%
    (c) 4% (d) 20%
    (e) 25%

    10. In the class of 40 students, 30 speak Hindi and 20 speak English.
    What is the lowest possible number of students who speak both the
    (a) 5 (b)
    20 (c) 15 (d)
    10 (e) 30

    11. The most economical prices among the following prices is:
    (a) 10 kilo for Rs.160 (b)
    2 kilo for Rs.30 (c) 4 kilo for
    (d) 20 kilo for Rs.340 (e)
    8 kilo for Rs.130

    12. A truck contains 150 small packages, some weighing 1 kg each and
    some weighing 2 kg each. how many packages weighing 2 kg each are in
    the truck if the total weight of all the packages is 264 kg?
    (a) 36 (b)
    52 (c) 88 (d)
    124 (e) 114

    13. A man was arrested for exceeding the speed limit by 10 miles an
    hour. A second man was charged with exceeding the same limit by twice
    as much. The second man was driving 35 miles per hour. What was the
    speed limit?
    (a) 10 miles per hour
    (b) 15 miles per hour (c) 20 miles per
    (d) 25 miles per hour
    (e) 30 miles per hour

    14. One year ago Pandit was three times his sister's age. Next year
    he will be only twice her age. How old will Pandit be after five
    (a) 8 (b)
    12 (c) 11 (d)
    13 (e) 15

    15. If two pencils cost 8 cents, then how much do 5 pencils cost?
    (a) 18 cents (b) 20 cents (c)
    22 cents (d) 23 cents (e) 24 cents


    All the questions are of multiple choice type. You have to answer the
    questions based on the preceding paragraph. All the questions have
    the same answer choice. The choices are as given below:
    (a) True.
    (b) False.
    (c) Cannot Say.

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Researchers in Mumbai have found that certain types
    of gallstones can be dissolved by injecting them with a gasoline
    additive in the form of ether. The ether is injected through a tube
    directly into the gall bladder. The one-day treatment works only on
    cholesterol-based stones, not those composed largely of calcium.
    However, as the cholesterol stones are by far the most common type,
    for millions of gallstone sufferers the treatment should offer a
    welcome alternative to surgery, the commonest option in most

    # "It takes more than one day for ether to dissolve a calcium-based

    # "Gallstones can only be dissolved by injections".

    # "Gallstones can quickly be cured with surgery".

    # "Ether is largely used for dissolving gallstones".

    # "Calcium stones can be cured in one day".

    # "Hundreds of people contains calcium stones".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    My father had no brothers, but his three sisters are
    all married and each has two children. My grandfather has two sons.

    # "My father was the only child".

    # "I have only one uncle".

    # "One of my aunts is a spinster".

    # "I have six cousins on my father's side".

    # "My grandfather was the only son".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    In the Totalitarian days, the words have very much
    devalued. In the present day, they are becoming domestic, that is,
    the words will be much more devalued. In that days, the words will be
    very much effected in political area. But at present, the words came
    very cheap. We can say they come free at cost.

    # "In Totalitarian society, words are devalued".

    # "Totalitarians will have to come much about words".

    # "In the Totalitarian society the words are used for the political

    Consider the following paragraph:
    In past helicopters were forced to ground or crash
    because of the formation of the ice on the rotors and engines. A new
    electronic device has been developed which can detect the water
    content in the atmosphere and warns the pilot, if the temperature is
    below freezing temperature; about the formation of ice on the rotors
    and wings.

    # "The electronic device can avoid the formation of ice on the wings".

    # "There will be malfunction of rotor and engine because of formation
    of ice".

    # "The helicopters were to be crashed or grounded".

    # "There is only one device that warns about the formation of ice".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Human existence is not susceptible of arbitrary division
    between consciousness and unconsciousness. The conscious world
    invaders and shapes the activities of the unconscious, while many of
    the great achievements of humanity's waking hours where wholly or
    partly inspired by dreams. Even if it could argued that dreams
    precede experience such a dichotomy could not be drawn, as the
    influence of the dreaming on the waking state would remain unclear,
    but as yet no common vocabulary exists to record the substance of
    prenatal dreaming.

    # "Sleep can be a creative state".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    FLORA 3-piece sofa-set is at the top of our upholstery
    range. This high-backed quality sofa-set boasts an impressive
    specification which starts with a hardwood frame in teak and a padded
    front edge ensuring really deep, long-lasting comfort. Seat cushions
    are of high resilience foam and back cushions of softest hollow fill.
    The whole set is carefully upholstered throughout in a choice of
    superb fabrics ranging from cotton print to velvet.

    # "The padding is there to ensure that the furniture will last for a
    long time".

    # "The firm sells other upholstery furniture".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Hacking is a crime made possible by a relatively new
    technology, which is one of the reasons it is often poorly understood
    and reported. Many computers, but by no means all, are now linked
    together in networks which allow users on one computer to communicate
    with others on the same network. If a computer is not networked, no
    manipulation of its data from another machine possible. So long as
    users are authorized, networking is just a way of making work easier
    more productive. Hacking, on the other hand is the unauthorized use
    of networks or unauthorized entry into the computers themselves. Most
    people do not break into the networks they use, since they are
    already accredited users.

    # "Hackers do not work for the firms whose networks they break into".

    # "Hacking is the only vulnerability of the computers for the usage
    of the data".

    # "Hacking is done mostly due to the lack of computer knowledge".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Polycythemia often occurs in people who have chronic lung
    disease, but can appear spontaneously in healthy individuals.
    Excessive numbers of red blood cells manufactured by the body and the
    individual then develops a very healthy-looking, ruddy complexion.
    The blood becomes thicker and is liable to clot and block major blood
    vessels. High blood pressure is another frequent complication.
    Treatment involves venesection, in which a liter or so of blood is
    removed from the body. Medication may also be given to reduce the
    numbers of red blood cells manufactured in the body.

    # "Lung disease frequently precedes polycythemia".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Bindweed is only effectively controlled by applying a
    solution of brushwood-killer to the growing tips. It is necessary to
    unwind a suitable length from the host plant before treatment, but
    this is not so very difficult, and it does not seem essential to find
    and treat every leader on the same weed. The solution should be made
    up in a can which is carried in one hand, while the other, in a
    rubber glove, inserts the leaders in the can. If the the leaders can
    be laid out on the the ground , they can easily be wetted with a
    small brush. As long as the weather is calm, there is no real risk of
    damage to adjacent plants, and in two or three weeks the weeds should
    have disappeared.

    # "Brushwood-killer can pose a threat to other plants in the garden".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Senior managers in a leading company said that new
    Japanese investment in India was transforming the car industry, and
    warned that jobs were under threat from Japanese competition. They
    stated that increasing competition would be coupled with an
    inevitable downturn in the car market and the recent rise interest
    rates which has already hit demand.

    # "The managers issued their warning after a rise in the interest

    # "According to the senior managers, the Japanese investment in India
    will lead to a glut in the car market".

    # "Some senior managers said that more people will want to by new
    cars in the future".

    # "The perception of the senior managers is the new Japanese
    investment in India is leading to more automation of the car

    # "The increased rate of interest will mean that Japanese firms will
    cease to operate in this country".

    # "The increase in loan interest will adversely affect car sales".

    # "Japanese workers are taking over the jobs of Indian industry".

    # "Managers said that interests in car will go down after seeing the
    raise in interest rates".

    # "People are very interested to buy the cars".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    The new Starfire has an advanced four-cylinder engine
    with catalytic converter and uses only unleaded petrol. Versatility
    is a major feature of the range and the 1500 and 1800 models have the
    same high level of specification inside and out. The only obvious
    visual difference, internally and externally, is the use of alloy
    wheels on the 1800 version, together with a discreet change in
    badging. The StarFire 2000 is distinguished by its tailgate spoiler
    and the rectangular fog and driving lamps integrated into the front
    bumper which are also included in the specification.

    # "Internally, the Starfire 2000 looks like the 1500 model".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Pierre Claude Jean Allouez explored lake superior
    from 1665 to 1667. At his little mission station near the western end
    of the lake, he heard from the Indians of a great river to the west.
    Pierre Jacques Marquette determined to investigate. In 1673,
    accompanied by Louis Jolliet and five others, he left St. Ignace
    mission and ascended the fox river, which flows into green bay
    crossed over to Wisconsin river and followed it to the upper
    Mississippi. The party then descended the Mississippi to the mouth of
    Arkansas. These Frenchmen were not first Europeans to sight or travel
    the Mississippi. De Soto and Moscoso had done so a century and a half
    before. The report of the exploration was rushed back to Quebec,
    where, in 1672, Count Frontenac had arrived as Governor of the
    province. He and his friend, the remarkable La Salle-who earlier may
    have penetrated the Ohio river valley-listened with deep interest.

    # "Allouez explored the western end of lake superior".

    # "Marquette and his party were not the first French men to travel
    the Mississippi river".

    # "La Salle listened with deep interest- the report of exploration of
    De Soto and Moscoso".

    # "La Salle explored the Mississippi river valley".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Dr. Goddard was the first to fire a rocket that
    reached a speed faster than the speed of sound. He was the first to
    develop a gyroscopic steering apparatus for rockets. He was the first
    to use vanes in the jet stream for rocket stabilization during the
    initial phase of a rocket flight. And he was the first to patent the
    idea of step rockets. After proving on paper and in actual tests that
    a rocket can travel in vacuum, he developed the mathematical theory
    of rocket propulsion and rocket flight, including basic designs for
    long-range rockets. All of this information was available to our
    military men before World War II, but evidently its immediate use
    didn't seem applicable. Near the end of World War II we started
    intense work on rocket-powered guided missiles, using the experiments
    and developments of Dr. Goddard and the American Rocket Society.

    # "The stabilization problem of rockets in the initial phase was
    solved by Dr. Goddard."

    # "Rockets can travel faster than sound, thanks to gyroscopic

    # "Goddard lived before World War II".

    # "After careful mathematical calculations, Dr. Goddard proved that
    rockets can travel in vacuum".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    In March 1513, de Leon sailed off confidently from
    Peuto Rico for the Bahamas. Landing briefly at San Salvador, Bahamas,
    he wound through unchartered islands until he sighted an extensive
    coastline. He had no reason to suspect that it is anything more than
    an island, but he followed the coast for a day without rounding its
    end or finding a suitable landing place. He named the "island" La
    Florida. This name came to be applied by the Spanish to the entire
    Southeastern United States and beyond. Then, near the 30th parallel,
    de Leon landed at the mouth of the St. Johns river. Determined to be
    the first to circumnavigate the "island", he turned south, traced the
    coast around the tip of the peninsula, moved to the west, perhaps
    reaching Tampa bay. After 7 weeks, he gave up hope of circling the
    northern tip of this "island"; it was incredibly large and he may
    have suspected that he had discovered the long sought mainland. If
    so, it all belonged to his King, for he had earlier planted the
    Spanish flag and claimed Florida for Ferdinand.

    # "de Leon is from Spain, ruled by Ferdinand".

    # "de Leon is very patriotic".

    # "de Leon discovered part of US during his journey".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    James Madison understood that interests groups will
    inevitably develop within a free political system. The problem, as
    Madison saw it, was to prevent any single interest group from
    becoming so strong that it was able to dominate the political system.
    This could be accomplished by legislating restrictions on political
    behavior, but that solution meant a sacrifice of some of the freedom
    that Madison prized so highly. A better solution, he thought, was to
    extend the territorial scope of the government. This would allow for
    greater diversity of interests in the nation, and a greater number of
    groups competing for power. Each interest group would thereby find it
    more difficult to appeal to a majority of the people, and to dominate
    the political process.

    # "The more interest groups there are in a political system, the less
    freedom there is for everyone."

    # "Legislating restrictions on political behavior is sometimes the
    only method of preserving political freedom."

    # "Increasing the territorial scope of a government can help to
    preserve freedom."

    # "According to Madison, in a free political system, interest groups
    are undesirable."

    Consider the following paragraph:
    The regulations and expenses to invent, patent and
    market new ideas and products imposes a heavy burden on inventors.
    The cost is often absorbed by large corporations with research and
    development facilities they provide. Corporations also help creative
    people contribute to society without suffering the loss of income or
    security of the private inventor. The realities of this arrangement
    are that many good ideas are never brought into the marketplace and
    the cost of products on the market is high because of the development
    cost. However, protection provided by the patents and the safety to
    the public to avoid placing harmful products on the market is
    important to maintain. Thus, as is often the case, rules and
    regulations have their favorable and unfavorable consequences.

    # "The regulations and expenses to invent, patent and market new
    ideas is an expensive proposition to the inventors".

    # "Good ideas are never brought into the marketplace because of the
    costs involved in inventing, patenting marketing them".

    # "Corporations steal the individual inventor of their inventions".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Being born female and black were two handicaps
    Gwendolyn Brooks states that she faced from her birth, in 1917, in
    Kansas. Brooks was determined to succeed. Despite the lack of
    encouragement she received from her teachers and others, she was
    determined to write and found the first publisher for one of her
    poems when she was 11. In 1945, she marketed and sold her first book;
    national recognition ensued. She applied for and received grants and
    fellowships from such organizations as the AAAL and the Guggenheim
    Foundation. Later she received the Pulitzer prize for poetry; she was
    the first black woman to receive such an honor. Brooks' reaction to
    fame is atypical. She continues to work and work hard. She writes,
    travels, and helps many who are interested in writing. Especially
    important for her is increasing her knowledge of her black heritage
    and encouraging other people to do the same. She encourages
    dedication to the art to would-be writers.

    # "Brooks' story illustrates the power of strong determination".

    # "She became the author of a book in her teens".

    # "Gwendolyn received the Pulitzer prize for her first poetry".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    A cave is a natural opening in the ground extending
    beyond the zone of light and large enough to permit the entry of man.
    Occurring in a wide variety of rock types and caused by widely
    differing geological processes, caves range in size from single small
    rooms to interconnecting passages many miles long. The scientific
    study of caves is called speleology. It is a composite science based
    on geology, hydrology, biology and archeology, and thus holds special
    interest for earth scientists. Caves have been natural attractions
    since prehistoric times. Prolific evidence of early man's interest
    has been discovered in caves scattered throughout the world.
    Skeletons of some of the earliest manlike creatures
    (Australopithecines) have been discovered in cave deposit in South
    Africa, and the first evidence of primitive Neanderthal man was found
    in Germany. Cro-Magnon man created his remarkable murals on the walls
    of caves in France.

    # "Primitive human form originated in Germany".

    # "Study of caves is the study of earth, water, life and early man".

    # "Cro-Magnon man was more intelligent than Neanderthal man".

    # "Caves are a natural attraction because they reveal information
    about the early man".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Although invaders represent the threat to the
    conservation of flora and fauna, there are two special cases in which
    invasion have been deliberately brought about. One is the desire to
    control pests by natural predators, which may have to be brought from
    other countries. The second is releasing organisms into the wild (or
    on to farms, from which they might escape) that are completely novel,
    because they have been genetically engineered. There is nothing
    intrinsically sinister about engineered organisms, but any novelty
    must be regarded as potential invader.

    # "Pests are more dangerous than their natural predators".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Life in colonial times was harsh, and the refinements
    of the mother country were ordinarily lacking. The colonists,
    however, soon began to mold their English culture into the fresh
    environment of new land. The influence of religion permeated the
    entire way of life. In most Southern colonies, the Anglican church
    was the legally established church. In New England, the Puritans were
    dominant; and in Pennsylvania, the Quakers. Especially in the New
    England colonies, the local or village church was the hub of
    community life; the authorities strictly enforced the Sabbath and
    sometimes banished non-believers. Unfortunately, the same sort of
    religious intolerance, bigotry and superstition associated with the
    age of Reformation in Europe also prevailed in some of the colonies,
    though on a lesser scale. In the last half of the 17th century,
    during sporadic outbreak of religious fanaticism and hysteria,
    Connecticut authorities tried and hanged several women as "witches".
    Early in the 17th century, some other witchcraft persecution occurred
    in Virginia. As the decades passed, however, religious tolerance
    developed in colonies.

    # "New England was part of the Southern colonies".

    # "During the mid 17th century there was significant improvement in
    religious tolerance and superstition".

    # "Life in colonial times was harsh due to the strong influence of

    # "The Anglican church used to govern the people in most Southern

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Confucius said that to know the future we have to
    understand the past. in his time, transport, communications and
    scientific knowledge were less developed than they are today. news
    took weeks to travel whereas today satellite links connect the
    continents virtually instantaneously, but our technological advances
    in the field of communications seem not to improved our capacity to
    understand one another.

    # "We understand each other better now than in Confucius' time
    because we can travel more quickly".

    # "In Confucius' day people were more intelligent".

    # "We have made great improvements in transport since Confucius' day".

    # "Technological advances in communication and human capacity to
    understand one another are directly proportional".

    # "In Confucius' day time news took months to travel".

    # "According to Confucius the past has a linkage to the future".

    # "Even with the fast developments of the technology we can't live

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Every form of art is protected by copyright, upon the
    expiration of which the property passes to the public domain and
    becomes freely available to anyone wishing to exploit it
    commercially. the time has come when all treasures should pass to the
    control of a trust, and by this be made readily available to anyone
    on payment of a fee or royalty. The income from the works Van Gogh
    would alone be enormous. Those who now gain financial benefit from
    his genius should make some contribution to the welfare of the arts
    in general.

    # "Instead of buying a ticket, museum goers should pay a fee to a
    trust for the benefit of arts".

    # "It is not desirable to pass the control of treasures to a trust".

    # "Van Gogh's paintings are not protected by copyright".

    # "All artworks must be managed by a trust, so that the income
    generated can be used for the welfare of the arts".

    # "Copyright in art is valid only for a limited period of time".

    # "Van Gogh's descendants should be asked to make some contribution
    to the arts".

    # "Van Gogh's works are under this copy right rule".

    # "People are free to go to the public because of the copy right

    # "People gives to theater and collect the money for development".

    # "We have asked the Van Gogh descendants to help for the
    developments of art".

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Organizing the home can be perceived as conferring
    power, so large numbers of women are unwilling to let go of chores,
    even when they have careers. A survey found that, out of 65 new
    marriages, not one single wife expected her husband to share work
    equally. According to the Family Policy Studies Center, 81% of
    working wives return home to do all the cooking. The average male has
    nearly half as much as more free time at weekends than his wife, and
    the typical new father spends just 37 seconds a day talking to his

    # "Only career women perceive organizing the home as conferring

    # "The average wife has half as much free time at weekends as her

    # "The family planning studies center shows that 81% working wives do
    all the cooking at home".

    # "19% working wives do not want to do the cooking at home".

    # "Housewives want the husbands to take part equally in the

    # "Wives have half as much leisure time as the husbands have".

    # "39% of the men will work equally in the house in cleaning and

    Consider the following paragraph:
    Statistics show that millions of vehicles have been
    carried by shuttle over the past 30 years through Alpine tunnels
    without one ever catching fire. In the Alpine tunnels, drivers and
    passengers sit in their vehicles on the shuttle trains. Only one
    vehicle has ever caught fire on the busy French motorail equivalent
    system. This sort of accident is not possible in a closed shuttle.
    Assertion that a vehicle fire will lead to catastrophe have no basis.
    Since the resources exist to detect, control and extinguish a fire,
    and to remove any persons present safely to an adjoining wagon,
    leaving any surviving fire facing rapid extinction within a wagon
    built to contain fire for 30 minutes, catastrophe seems very unlikely.

    # " It is theoretically possible for a vehicle to catch fire even in
    a closed wagon".

    # " The French motorail system is inferior to the shuttle train

    # "No accident can occur in the closed tunnels".

    # "Fire is allowed to live for 30 min".

    # "All the cars that travel in the tunnels will be carried by rail

    Interview Section

    C test

    This test consists of 50 questions. The Set Code for this paper is D.

    1. The C language terminator is
    (a) semicolon (b)
    colon (c)
    period (d) exclamation mark

    2. What is false about the following -- A compound statement is
    (a) A set of simple
    statements (b)
    Demarcated on either side by curly brackets
    (c) Can be used in place of simple
    statement (d) A C function is not a compound

    3. What is true about the following C Functions
    (a) Need not return any
    value (b) Should
    always return an integer
    (c) Should always return a
    float (d) Should always
    return more than one value

    4. Main must be written as
    (a) The first function in the
    program (b) Second function in
    the program
    (c) Last function in the
    program (d) Any where in
    the program

    5. Which of the following about automatic variables within a function
    is correct ?
    (a) Its type must be declared before using the
    variable (b) They are local
    (c) They are not initialized to
    zero (d) They are global

    6. Write one statement equivalent to the following two statements:
    x=sqr(a); return(x);
    Choose from one of the alternatives
    (a) return(sqr(a)); (b)
    (c) return(a*a*a); (d)

    7. Which of the following about the C comments is incorrect ?
    (a) Comments can go over multiple lines
    (b) Comments can start any where in the line
    (c) A line can contain comments with out any language
    (d) Comments can occur within comments

    8. What is the value of y in the following code?
    if(x=6) y=7;
    else y=1;
    (a) 7 (b)
    0 (c)
    1 (d) 6

    9. Read the function conv() given below
    conv(int t)
    int u;
    u=5/9 * (t-32);
    What is returned
    (a) 15 (b)
    0 (c) 16.1
    (d) 29

    10. Which of the following represents true statement either x is in
    the range of 10 and 50 or y is zero
    (a) x >= 10 && x <= 50 || y = =
    0 (b) x<50
    (c) y!=10 &&
    x>=50 (d) None of

    11. Which of the following is not an infinite loop ?
    (a) while(1)
    \{ ....} (b) for
    (d) # define TRUE 0
    do{ /*x unaltered within the
    loop*/ ...
    .....}while(x = =
    0); while(TRUE){ ....}

    12. What does the following function print?
    func(int i)
    if(i%2)return 0;
    else return 1;
    int =3;
    (a) 3 (b)
    1 (c) 0
    (d) 2

    13. How does the C compiler interpret the following two statements
    (a) p= p+x; (b)p=p+xq=q+y;
    (c)p= p+xq; (d)p=p+x/q=q+y;


    For questions 14,15,16,17 use the following alternatives:
    c.string d.float

    14. '9'

    15. "1 e 02"

    16. 10e05

    17. 15
    18. Read the folllowing code
    # define MAX 100
    # define MIN 100
    else if(x<MIN)
    if the initial value of x=200,what is the value after executing this
    (a) 200 (b)
    1 (c) -
    1 (d) 50

    19. A memory of 20 bytes is allocated to a string declared as char *s
    then the following two statements are executed:
    what is the value of l ?
    (a)20 (b)
    8 (c)9

    20. Given the piece of code
    int a[50];
    int *pa;
    To access the 6th element of the array which of the following
    is incorrect?
    (a) *(a+5) (b) a
    [5] (c) pa[5] (d) *(*pa
    + 5}

    21. Consider the following structure:
    struct num nam
    int no;
    char name[25];
    struct num nam n1[]={{12,"Fred"},
    printf("%d%d",n1[2],no,(*(n1 + 2),no) +
    What does the above statement print?
    (a) 8,9 (b)
    9,9 (c) 8,8 (d)
    8,unpredictable value

    22. Identify the in correct expression
    (a)a=b=3=4; (b)a=b=c=d=0; (c)
    float a=int b= 3.5; (d)int a; floatb;a=b=3.5;

    23. Regarding the scope of the varibles;identify the incorrect
    (a) automatic variables are automatically initialized to 0 (b)
    static variables are are automatically initialized to 0
    (c) the address of a register variable is not accessible (d)
    static variables cannot be initialized with any expression

    24. cond 1?cond 2?cond 3?:exp 1:exp 2:exp 3:exp 4;
    is equivalent to which of the following?
    (a) if cond 1
    exp 1;
    else if cond 2
    exp 2;
    else if cond 3
    exp 3;
    else exp 4;
    (b) if cond 1
    if cond 2
    if cond 3
    exp 1;
    else exp 2;
    else exp 3;
    else exp 4;
    (c) if cond 1 && cond 2 && cond 3
    exp 1 |exp 2|exp 3|exp 4;
    (d) if cond 3
    exp 1;
    else if cond 2 exp 2;
    else if cond 3 exp 3;
    else exp 4;

    25. The operator for exponentiation is
    (a) ** (b)
    ^ (c) % (d) not

    26. Which of the following is invalid
    (a) a+=b (b)
    a*=b (c) a>>=b (d) a**=b

    27. What is y value of the code if input x=10
    if (x==10)
    else if(x==9)
    else y=8;
    (a)9 (b)
    8 (c)6 (d)

    28. What does the following code do?
    fn(int n, int p, int r)
    static int a=p;
    case 4:a+=a*r;
    case 3:a+=a*r;
    case 2:a+=a*r;
    case 1:a+=a*r;
    (a) computes simple interest for one year (b) computes
    amount on compound interest for 1 to 4 years
    (c) computes simple interest for four year (d)
    computes compound interest for 1 year

    How many times does the loop occurs?
    (a) infinite (b)
    5 (c)
    4 (d)6

    30. How many times does the loop iterated ?
    (a)10 (b)
    2 (c)
    5 (d) None of these

    31. What is incorrect among the following
    A recursive function
    (a) calls
    itself (b) is equivalent
    to a loop
    (c) has a termination condition (d) does
    not have a return value at all

    32. Which of the following go out of the loop if expn 2 becoming false
    (a) while(expn 1)\{...if(expn 2)continue;} (b) while(!
    expn 1)\{if(expn 2)continue;...}
    (c) do{..if(expn 1)continue;..}while(expn 2); (d) while(!
    expn 2)\{if(expn 1)continue;..\}

    33. Consider the following program
    unsigned int i=10;
    How many times the loop will get executed
    (a)10 (b)
    9 (c)11
    (d) infinite

    34.Pick out the odd one out
    (a) malloc() (b) calloc
    () (c) free() (d)

    35.Consider the following program
    int a[5]={1,3,6,7,0};
    int *b;
    The value of b[-1] is
    (a) 1 (b)
    3 (c) -
    6 (d) none

    36. # define prod(a,b)=a*b
    int x=2;
    int y=3;
    the output of the program is
    (a) 8 (b)
    6 (c) 7
    (d) None

    37.Consider the following program segment
    int n,sum=1;
    case 2:sum=sum+2;
    case 3:sum*=2;
    If n=2, what is the value of sum
    (a) 0 (b)
    6 (c)
    3 (d) None of these

    38. Identify the incorrect one
    (a) 1 only (b)
    1&3 (c) 3 only
    (d) All of the above

    39. The format specified for hexa decimal is
    (a) %d (b) %
    o (c) %x
    (d) %u

    40. Find the output of the following program
    int x=5, *p;
    (a) 5 (b)
    6 (c)
    0 (d) none of these

    41.Consider the following C code
    int i=3,x;
    int func(int n)
    static sum=0;
    The final value of x is
    (a) 6 (b)
    8 (c)
    1 (d) 3

    43. Int *a[5] refers to
    (a) array of pointers (b) pointer to an array
    (c) pointer to a pointer (d) none of these

    44.Which of the following statements is incorrect
    (a) typedef struct new
    int n1;
    char n2;
    } DATA;

    (b) typedef struct
    int n3;
    char *n4;

    (c) typedef union
    int n5;
    float n6;
    } UDT;

    (d) #typedef union
    int n7;
    float n8;
    } TUDAT;


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