this is a typed copy of question paper of postal assistant / sorting assistant 24th November 2010 
DATE :- 14 NOVEMBER 2010                                      DURATION:- 1 HOUR
Q1. The jataka Tales were composed in the ancient language of ___________?
a.     Sanskrit   b. brahmi      c. Greek        d. Pali
Q2. Who is the head of India State?
a.     Prime Minister  b. President    c. Speaker d.Vice President
Q3. When was Constitution of India adopted by Constituent Assembly?
a.     26thnov 1949   b. 26th jan 1950         c.15th aug 1947  d. 30thjan 1948
Q4. Which countries participate in common wealth games?
a.     All countries of the world  
b.     countries which were colonies of British Empire
c.      Asia Pacific Region Countries
d.     Under-developed countries
Q5. Vishwanathan Anand is associated with which game?
a.     Snooker    b. Billiards     c. Chess     d. Ice Hockey
Q6. HTTP Stands for?
a.     Hypo test transfer protocol
b.      Hyper text transfer protocol
c.      Hyper test transfer proxy
d.     None of these
Q7. Polio disease is spread by
a.     Parasite     b. bacteria     c. virus      d. protozoa
Q8. Phylloquinone is the chemical name of?
a.     Vitamin A    b. Vitamin C    c. Vitamin K     d. Vitamin D
Q9. The Best Parliamentarian Award for 2009 has been conferred on?
a.     Hema malini    b. jaipal Reddy    c. M.M. Joshi    d. Manmohan Singh
Q10. Lothal had a structure which, according to some archaeologists, was a?
a.     Citadel     b. Dockyar     c. Public Building    d. Great tank
Q11. Liquified Pertroleum Gas (LPG) consist of?
a.     Butane and propane 
b.      Ethane and hexane
c.      Methane and propane
d.     Ethane and butane
Q12. The hobby of collecting stamps is called?
a.     Philanthropy  b. Numismatics   c. Philately   d. Philology
Q13. The new rupee symbol is a combination of English and __________ scripts?
a.     Devanagiri     b. tamil    c. Telugu    d. gurmukhi
Q14. The nobel peace prize for 2009 was award to
a.     Barack obama   b. bill Clinton   c. Mikhail  gorbachev      d. Nicholas sarkozy
Q15. Who among the following was the author of “rajtarangini” commonly regarded as the first genuine history of india written by an Indian?
a.     Banbhatta     b. ravikirti     c. pushpadanta    d. kalhana
Q16. Twitter, Facebook and Orkut are example of __________ websites?
a.     E-mails   b.  social networking    c. searh engines   d. internet telephony
Q17. H1N1 virus causes which of the following diseases?
a.     Swine flu    b. chikungunya    c. dengue  d. avian flu
Q18. Biological pigment that determines skin colour in humans is called?
a.     Protein     b. melanin     c.  Vitamin     d.  toxin
Q19. My school is to the East of my house. My father’s office is to the South-West, of my School. A Park is to the south of my school. Towards which direction is my house located with respect to the park?
a.     East     b. North-west     c. south-east   d. south
Q20. Which one is different from others?
a.     Calf      b. colt    c. cat    d. puppy
Q21. A train 350 meters long is moving at a speed of 32kmph. It will cross a man coming from the opposite direction at a speed of 3kmph in?
a.     28 seconds   b. 24 seconds    c. 36 seconds   d. 32 seconds
Q22. 0.45 / 0.005 + 0.2 X 50 = ?
a.     10      b. 90       c. 100    d. 90.1
Q23. The age of the father is 5times of the son. After 20 years father age is 40. Then what will the age of the son?
a.     20       b. 22       c. 21     d. 24
Q24. A candidate appearing for an exam has to secure 40% marks to pass paper I. but he secured only 40 mark and failed by 20 marks. What is the maximum mark for paper I?
a.     100       b. 200         c.150        d. 180
Q25. Six times of an unknow number is 13 less than 55. The unknown number?
a.     10           b. 7            c. 11         d. 5
Q26.  A sports dealer brought 2000 hockey sticks for Rs. 350. 10% of them were found to be defective and unfit to be sold. At what price should he sell the remaining sticks to get an overall profit of 8%?
a.     360            b. 400           c. 420             d. 450
Q27. The population of a colony of ants increases by 20% everyday. If one Monday the population is 3000. On which day of the week is it 5184?         
a.     Wednesday      b.  Tuesday       c. Thursday       d. Friday
Q28. Three runners Ajay, Bharath and Charan run a race with Ajay finshing 20 meters ahead of bharat and 34 meters ahead of charan, while Bharat finishes 21 meters ahead of charan. Each runner travels the entire distance at a constant speed. What was the length of the race?
a.     40 meter      b.  50 meters     c. 60 meters    d. 70 meters
Q29. If 20 men assemble 8 am machine in a day, how many men are needed to assemble 12 machine in a day?
a.     40     b.  20    c.  30     d. 42
Q30. Find the areas in square meters if the perimeter of football field which is 120m long in 400 meters?
a.     6500 sq. m.   b. 9600 sq. m.    c. 6800 sq. m.    d. 4800 sq. m.
Q31. At the end fo the dinner party all the eight persons present at the dinner party shake hands with each other once. How many handshakes will be there in all?
a.     8      b. 16    c. 28     d. 64
Q32. Select the correct alternative from the given choices?
          BDFH, CBID, DZLZ, EXOV, ___________   ?
a.     FVRS       b. FVQR     c. FVRR     d. FVSR
Q33. Fill in the blank
         8, 40, 20, 100, 50, ______, 125
a.     225       b. 250       c. 200       d. 150
Q34. If the digits in the number 86435192 are arranged in ascending order, what will be the difference between the digits which are second from the right and fourth from the left in the new arrangement?
a.     One        b. two        c. four       d. three
Q35. Three of the following four are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group/
a.     145      b. 325     c. 257     d. 399
Q36. In a certain code language, if the word ‘SECTOR’ is coded as ‘CESROT’ then how will you code the word ‘OPPOSITION’?
Q37. If 30th june, 1989 was a Friday, then what day of the week was 17th September 1933?
a.     Wednesday    b. Thursday    c. Friday     d. Saturday
Q38. Complete the series
         18, 27, 6, 9, 2, 3, ?
a.     1         b. 2/3       c. 1/3       d. ½
Q39. Which dance form original from kerala?
a.     Odissi    b. kathak      c. kuchipudi     d. kathakali
Q40. Nathu la  is located in the Himalayas. La means?
a.     Glacier     b. pass      c. Hillock    d. Crevasse
Q41. “A speech delivered without any previous preparation” can be expressed in one word only out of the following?
a.     Extempore    b. maiden     c. spinster      d. empiric
Q42. The garden is very dry today. Fetch me a _________ of water?
a.     Pale      b. pail      c. pile    d. pill
Q43. Please, may  I have __________ oranges?
a.     A few      b. some     c. little     d. less
Q44. Delhi is _________ than Nagpur.
a.     More bigger     b. so bigger     c. very bigger     d. much bigger
Q45. Use proper conjection in the sentence given  below?
         “give me ________ poverty___________ riches.”
a.     Is/was        b. nor/neither    c. neither/nor     d. here/there
Q46. We need to ___________ our appointment?
a.     Reconnect     b. reschedule     c. reorganize    d. regret
Q47. SCEPTICAL is exactly opposite to?
a.     convinced      b. doubtful     c. questioning     d. cynic
Q48. Choose the wrongly spelt word?
a.     Convinced      b. poignant     c. prevalent     d. malignant
Q49. A person who hates the institution of marriage?
a.     Misologist       b. misogamist     c. misogynist    d. philogunist
Q50. We have been friends for ages. I __________ her since we were children?
a.     Am knowing     b. are known     c. have known    d. is known


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