SET 1

15 years back my neighbour Mrs. Sareen had 3 daughters Sudha, Seema, Reema- and their combined ages were half of hers. During d next 5 years Sonny was born & Mrs. Sareen’s age equalled the total of al her children’s ages.

After some years Kishu was born and then Sudha was as old as Reema and Sonny together. And now, the combined age of all children is double Mrs.Sareen’s age , which is as a matter of fact, only equal to that of Sudha and seema together. Sudha’s age is also equal to that of the two sons.

What is the age of each of them?

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SET 2

1)next door to me lives a man with his son.they both work in the same

factory.i watch them going to work thro my window.the father leaves

for work 10min earlier then his son.one day i asked him about it and

he told me he takes 30 min to walk to his factory ,whereas his son is

able to cover the distance in only 20 min.

i wondered if the father were to leave the house 5 min earlier than

his son,how soon the son would catch up with the father.

how can u find the ans?

2)when i walked into that shop in new market i had altogether Rs 140

in purse.when i walked out i didnt have a single paise instead i had

a sari,a pair of shoes and a handbag.

the sari cost Rs 90 more then the handbag and the sari and the

handbag cost together Rs 120 more than the pair of shoes.how much did

i pay for each item?

3)it was a skiing resort in switzerland.i met a skiing enthusiast by

the skiing slope. he had a packed lunch with him.he asked me to to

join him for lunch back in the spot where v were standing at 1

pm.,after he had done a bit of skiing.i told him no,as i had an

appointment to keep at 1pm.but if v could meet at 12 noon,i told him

that perhaps i could manage.

then he did some loud thinking,”i have calculated that if i could

skii at 10km/h i could arrive back at this spot by 1pm.. that would b

too late for u.but if i skii at the rate 15km/h then i could reach

back here at 11 am.and that would b too early.now at what rate must i

skii to get back here at 12 noon?……let me c”

he got the rite figure and he got back exactly at 12 noon.we had an

excellent lunch

what do u think the figure was?

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set 3

Q1 to Q6 are based on following information :

There was a cricket tournament where 8 countries participated.

They were divided into 2 groups of 4 countries each. Each

country in the group was to play one match each with the rest of

the countries in the group. Two teams from each group who win

maximum matches would go to semi-finals. If two countries win

same number of matches at group level then the winner in the

match among the two countries would be awarded 1 point extra.

The winner of Group A plays the semi-final with the runner up of

Group B and the winner of Group B plays the semi-final with the

runner up of Group A. The winner of the semi-finals play the

finals. The semi-finals and the finals are on knock out basis and

the points of the group level matches are not carried forward to

semi-finals. Group A has India, Pakistan, New Zealand and

South Africa. Group B has Sri Lanka, England, Australia and

West Indies.

Every team won at least one match . There was no tie in any

match.

In group B Australia and England won two matches each in the

group level. In the match between Australia and England,

Australia won the match.

India lost only one match in the tournament and it was against

South Africa. New Zealand played a total of 5 matches in the

tournament. New Zealand won 2 of its group matches.

Q1. Who won the tournament ?

Q2. Who played with India in the Semi-finals ?

Q3. Which two countries played the semi-finals in which India

was not participating.

Q4. How many matches were held in the tournament ?

Q5. Now many matches did New Zealand loose in the whole

tournament ?

Q6. What % of matches played by Australia in the tournament

were won by it ?

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Q7 to Q14 are based on following information :

Batting order of Indian team in a cricket match was Sachin,

Saurav, Azar, Sidhu, Kapil, Shewag, Vijay, Agarkar, Ravi, Laxma

and M.Singh.

Saurav scored 12, Azar scored 14 ,Sidhu scored 35 , Kapil

scored 67 and Shewag scored 23.

First wicket partnership was of 34 runs and the second wicket

partnership was of 48 runs.

When Sachin was out, India’s score became 140 for 3 wickets

and Sidhu was playing at 14 at that time.

When Sidhu was out Kapil was playing at 22.

In partnership between Kapil and Shewag, 46 runs were added

and both had equal contribution in it.

All the partnership after Shewag was out lasted for exactly 22

runs each.

Assume that all the runs came of the bat of the players and there

were no extras.

Q7. How many runs did Sachin Score ?

Q8. What was Sachin’s score when Azar was out ?

Q9. How many runs were scored in partnership between Sidhu

and Kapil ?

Q10. What was India’s score at the fall of 5th Wicket ?

Q11. Who was the fifth batsmen to be out ?

Q12. What was India’s total ?

Q13. Which wicket partnership was the highest scoring one ?

Q14. What is the maximum possible score a batsman coming

after Shewag could score ?

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Q15 to Q22 are based on following information :

In a one day cricket match of 50 overs each side , each bowler

can bowl maximum 10 overs. Indian Team won the toss and

elected to field. India used 5 bowlers Laxman, Ravi, Kapil,

Gavaskar, and Sachin to bowl the 50 overs. Each bowler bowls

two spell of exactly 5 overs each with a gap of at least 5 overs

between the two spells. As in everyday cricket match, the bowler

bowls alternate overs in a spell with another bowler bowling

from the other end.

The 1st and 31st over were bowled by Laxman

The 10th and 25th over were bowled by Ravi.

The 30th and 45th over were bowled by Sachin.

Kapil started his first spell before Gavaskar’s first spell. Kapil

also started his second spell before Gavaskar’s second spell.

Q15. Who are the two players who bowled opposite Laxman ?

Q16. Who bowled the last over ?

Q17. Who bowled the 40th Over ?

Q18. Who are the two players who bowled opposite Gavaskar ?

Q19. Who are the two players who bowled opposite Sachin?

Q20. Who bowled the 20th Over ?

Q21. Who was the first bowler to complete his 10 overs?

Q22. How many overs were bowled between the end of Kapil’s

first spell and beginning of his second spell ?

MATCH THE WORDS IN SET A WITH THEIR MEANINGS IN SET

B

SET A: 23. Contentious, 24. Encumber, 25. Opulent , 26.

Proclivity, 27. Acclivity 28. Declivity

SET B:

A. Degradation of somebody or something .

B. Improvement in quality .

C. To impede.

D. Likely to cause dispute and argument.

E. Affluent.

F. Natural tendency.

G. Increasing speed.

H. Upward slope on hill.

I. Decrease in speed.

J. Downward slope of land.

K. A medical condition relating to vision.

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SET 4

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