UPSC Mathematics Optional for IAS and IFoS

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CSAT Model Test Series Practice Set – 3

CSAT Model Test Series Practice Set - 3 1

1. The maximum number of students among them 1001 pens and 910 pencils can be distributed in such a way that each student gets the same number of pens and the same number of pencils is ?
(a) 91   (b) 95
(c) 85   (d) 81

2.  A tailor has 37.5 m of cloth and he has to make 8 pieces out of a meter of cloth. How many pieces can be he make out of this cloth ?
(a) 320  (b) 300
(c) 360  (d) None of these

3. The charges of a hired car are R.s 4 per km for the first 60 km, Rs per km for the next 60 km and Rs 8 for every 5 km for further journey. If the balance amount left over with Rohit is one fourth of what he paid towards the charges of the hired car for traveling 320 km, how much money did he have initially with him?
(a) Rs 1075  (b) Rs 1255
(c) Rs 1540  (d) Rs 1120

4. The average age of students of a class is 15.8 years. The average age of boys in the class is 16.4 years and that of the girls is 15.4 years. The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class is:
(a) 1 : 2  (b) 2 : 3
(c) 3 : 4  (d) 3 : 2

5. The price of a car is Rs 3,25,000. It was insured to 85% of its price. The car was damaged completely in an accident and the insurance company paid 90% of the insurance what was the difference between the price of the car and the amount he received?
(a) Rs 32,500  (b) Rs 48,750
(c) Rs 76,375  (d) Rs 81,250

6. A man purchases two clocks A and B at a total cost of Rs 650. He sells A with 20% profit and B at a loss of 25% and gets the same selling price for both the clocks. then what are the purchasing prices of A and B respectively?
(a) Rs 225, Rs 425  (b) Rs 250, Rs 400
(c) Rs 400, Rs 250  (d) Rs 300, Rs 350

7. Suppose if you are working as an Election officer (EO) in a State. Due to technology adoption in your State, you have been assigned an IT (Information Technology) related work by the State Chief Election Commissioner(SCEC) of the State. After adopting that technology, you can work more efficiently as an Election officer (EO). If you
(a) take help from IT Engineer in learning the new technology and dispose the work.
(b) will inform the SCEC of your State about your inability to do the job.
(c) delegate the job to your subordinate officer who is good at in IT related work.
(d) inform the SCEC in writing that “this work is not concerned to me. This may kindly be given to concerned official”.

8. You are attending a get together party. Party was arranged by your senior officer to felicitate some young officers. One of your peer starts gossiping about young officers. Then what would you do ?
(a) encourage him to speak more because this is the chance to know some interesting stuff.
(b) take it as an opportunity to exchange and know interesting stuff about young officers.
(c) listen to him but do not get involved in it and move on to something else.
(d) argue with him and ask to change the topic

9. You are a member of a committee. A meeting has been called for taking decision on a particular subject. You do not agree with the decision which has been passed by majority votes. What would you do?
(a) leave the meeting in protest.
(b) accept the majority decision.
(c) try to raise your voice along with members who are not satisfied with decision.
(d) put your views for consideration.

10. You are working as a block development officer. One day a person comes to your office and wants to know the details of a social scheme of government. You are doing a very important work at that time. What would you do?
(a) ask him to come tomorrow.
(b) ask him to wait for some time and entertain him as soon as possible.
(c) brief him and then ask him to meet your subordinate for detailed information.
(d) ask him to meet you any other day after taking prior appointment.

11. You are a team leader and working on an important project. But you have observed conflicts within the group. How will you address the situation?
(a) Speak up right away what you want.
(b) Wait for an appropriate time to speak up
(c) Wait for a live example and then bring it up
(d) Wait to see if the problem persists, then eventually say something about it

12. You are the boss of an ONGC company. Your company is going through a tough phase and the workers are becoming lethargic. What you should not do in such situation?
(a) Establish a conducive environment to communicate
(b) Renew the old feedback mechanism system
(c) Synchronize the work with the availability and willingness of workers
(d) Increase the time gap between the input and the result

13. You have joined office as the head of the department and feels that your staff is not enthusiastic about the work. How will you motivate them?
(a) Reward them according to the performance of the individual.
(b) Sack the subordinates, who are not performing their work enthusiastically
(c) Warn your staff and order them to perform best to their capability
(d) Appreciate the workers, who have done good work in front of everyone.

14. A guy sent an email to his boss of a big firm saying, “we were not able to access the following application, and we need to know why.” The boss gets angry on reading this. The reason may be
(a) Email did not convey the right message
(b) The language used in the Email was not good
(c) Emails are not good way for formal message
(d) The psychological method and the expression was not conveyed properly because of lack of physical interaction

15. You are an IAS officer and you are recently posted in a tribal district. The best way to communicate with tribal people is–
(a) to make them realize that you are their well-wisher and you will not harm them.
(b) to get involved with them and their methodologies.
(c) to appreciate their ways and try to adopt them.
(d) All of the above

16. As an officer, you are asked to distribute flood-relief food packages to the people. Your attitude should be
(a) Reserve, so that you may not become partial.
(b) Helpful and friendly, so that people can easily mingle with you .
(c) Strict, so that no one can steal.
(d) None of the above
Directions (17-22): Study the following information to answer the given questions: Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1 P,Q,R,S,T and U are seated and all of them are facing south. In row-2 A,B,C,D,E and F are seated and all of them are facing North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. P sits third to the left of T. Neither P nor T sits at an extreme end of the line. A sits second to the right of E Neither A nor E faces T or P. A does not sit at an extreme end. R does not face A and R does not sit at an extreme end of the line. Only one person sits between F and C. Neither F nor C faces T. C does not sit at the extreme. Only one person sits between U and Q. F is not an immediate neighbour of B and A does not face U.

17. How many persons are seated between B and D ?
(a) One    (b) Two
(c) Three  (d) Four

18. U is related to B in the same way as Q is related to C. To which of the following is P related to, following the same pattern?
(a) F  (b) A
(c) D  (d) E

19. Which of the following true regarding about U ?
(a) U faces A.
(b) T is not an immediate neighbour of U.
(c) C faces the one who is second to left of U
(d) U sits at one of the extreme ends of the line

20. Who amongst the following sit at extreme ends of rows ?
(a) D and F  (b) U and S
(c) Q and S  (d) B and D

21. Who amongst the following faces B ?
(a) U  (b) S
(c) Q  (d) T


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