LIC -AAO EXAM SOLVED 5 YEARS Previous papers/Exam pattern

Exam Name:

AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer)

Conducted By:

LIC

Topic:

Quantitative Aptitude

Exam Date:

May 12, 2007

1. In a division sum, the divisor is 10 times the quotient and 5 times the remainder. If the remainder is 46, the dividend is:

(1) 4236

(2) 4306

(3) 4336

(4) 5336

2. If 1.5 x= 0.04 y, then the value of (y-x) (y+x) is:

(1) 730/77

(2) 73/77

(3) 7.3/77

(4) 703/77

3. An employee may claim Rs. 7.00 for each km when he travels by taxi and Rs. 6.00 for each km if he drives his own car. If in one week he claimed Rs. 595 for traveling km. How many kms did he travel by taxi?

(1) 55

(2) 65

(3) 62

(4) 70

4. The square root of 3 + v5 is :

(1) v3 /2 + 1/v2

(2) v3 /2 - 1/v2

(3) v5 /2 - 1/v2

(4) v(5/2) + v(1/2)

5. The mean temperature of Monday to Wednesday was 370C and of Tuesday to Thursday was 340C, if the temperature on Thursday was 4/5th that of Monday, then what was the temperature on Thursday?

(1) 36.50C

(2) 360C

(3) 35.50C

(4) 340C

6. A certain number of two digits is three times the sum of its digits. If 45 be added to it, the digits are reversed. The number is:

(1) 72

(2) 32

(3) 27

(4) 23

7. Three years ago the average age of A and B was 18 years. While C joining them now, the average becomes 22 years. How old (in years) is C now?

(1) 24

(2) 27

(3) 28

(4) 30

8. If 2^(2x-1) = 8^(3-x), then the value of x is:

(1) -1

(2) -2

(3) 2

(4) 3

9. A man's basic pay for a 40 hours' week is Rs. 200. Overtimes is paid at 25% above the basic rate. In a certain week, he worked overtime and his total was Rs. 300. He therefore, worked for a total of (in hours):

(1) 52

(2) 56

(3) 58

(4) 62

10. On a Rs. 10, 000 payment order, a person has choice between 3 successive discounts of 10%, 10% and 30% and 3 successive discounts of 40%, 5% and 5%. By choosing the better one he can save (in Rupees):

(1) 200

(2) 255

(3) 400

(4) 433

11. Rs. 600 are divided among A, B, C so that Rs. 40 more than 2/5 th of A's share, Rs. 20 more that 2/7 th of B's share and Rs. 10 more than 9/17 th of C's may all be equal. What is A's share (in Rupees)?

(1) 150

(2) 170

(3) 200

(4) 280

12. A, B, C started a business with their investment in the ratio 1 : 3 : 5. After 4 months, A invested the same amount as before and B as well as C withdrew half of their investments. The ratio of their profits at the end of the year was:

(1) 5 : 6 : 10

(2) 6 : 5 :10

(3) 10 : 5 : 6

(4) 4 : 3 : 5

13. If 9 men working 71/2 hours a day can finish a piece of work in 20 days, then how many days will be taken by 12 men, working 6 hours a day to finish the work? It is being given that 2 men of latter type work as much as 3 men of the former type?

(1) 91/2

(2) 11

(3) 121/2

(4) 13

14. Three pipes A, B and C can fill a cistern in 6 hours. After working at it together for 2 hours, C is closed and A and B can fill the remaining part in 7 hours. The number of hours taken by C alone to fill the cistern is:

(1) 12

(2) 14

(3) 16

(4) 18

15. A train B speeding with 120 kmph crosses another train C running in the same direction, in 2 minutes. If the lengths of the trains B and C be 100 m and 200 m respectively, what is the speed (in kmph) of the train C?

(1) 111

(2) 123

(3) 127

(4) 129

16. River is running at 2 kmph. It took a man twice as long to row up as to row down the river. The rate (in km/hr) of the man in still water is:

(1) 8

(2) 10

(3) 4

(4) 6

17. A merchant has 1000 kg of sugar, part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The quantity (in kg.) sold at 18% profit is:

(1) 560

(2) 600

(3) 400

(4) 640

18. A sum of money becomes Rs. 13, 380 after 3 years and Rs. 20, 070 after 6 years on compound interest. The sum (in Rupees) is:

(1) 8800

(2) 8890

(3) 8920

(4) 9040

19. A well with 14 m inside diameter is dug 10 m deep. Earth taken out of it, has been evenly spread all around it to a width of 21m to form an embankment. The height (in metres) of the embankment is:

(1) 1/2

(2) 2/3

(3) 3/4

(4) 3/5

20. A rectangular carpet has an area of 120 sq metres and a perimeter of 46 metres. The length of its diagonal (in metres) is:

(1) 11

(2) 13

(3) 15

(4) 17

ANSWERS

1. (4), 2. (2), 3. (1), 4. (4), 5. (2)

6. (3), 7. (1), 8. (3), 9. (2), 10. (2)

11. (1), 12. (1), 13. (3), 14. (2), 15. (1)

16. (4), 17. (2), 18. (3), 19. (2), 20. (4)

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LIC (ADO) 2007 SOLVED PAPER

(Held on 10-06-2007)

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

1. The punch line of the advertisement of which of the following organization is "Jindagi ke sath bhi Jindagi ke bad bhi" ?

(A) New India Assurance

(B) General Insurance Corporation

(C) ICICI Prudential

(D) Life Insurance Corporation Of India

(E) None of these

ANS- D

2. The central office of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is located at -

(A) Kolkata

(B) New Delhi

(C) Chennai

(D) Pune

(E) Mumbai

ANS- E

3. Th Life Insurance Corporation Of India has how many Zonal offices in India ?

(A) Five

(B) Seven

(C) Ten

(D) Fifteen

(E) None of these

ANS- B

4. Which of the following schemes was launched by the LIC in December 2001 with the object to lessen the burden of parents in meeting the educational expenses of their children ?

(A) Krishi Shramik Samajik Suraksha Yojana

(B) Jan Shree Bima Yojana

(C) Shiksha Sahyog Yojana

(D) Bhagyashree Child Welfare Bima Yojana

(E) None of these

ANS- C

5. If an organization wishes to venture into Insurance Business it has to obtain a licence first from which of the following ?

(A) Indian Bnaks Association (IBA)

(B) Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

(C) Tariff Advisory Committee (TAC)

(D) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)

(E) None of these

ANS- D

6. Which of the following schemes launched in the year 2000 by the LIC replaced social Securitty group Insurance Schemes (SSIGS) and Rural Group Life Insurance Schemes (RGLIS) ?

(A) Janshree Bima Yojana

(B) Bhagyashree Child Welfare Bima Yojana

(C) Jan Arogya Bima Yojana

(D) Raj Rajeshwari Mahila Kalyan Yojana

(E) None of these

ANS- A

7. How many maximum children from a family are covered for the benefits under the Shiksha Sahyog Yojana launched by the LIC ?

(A) One only

(B) Two only

(C) Three only

(D) One Girl Child only

(E) None of these

ANS- B

8. Which of the following Scheme was launched by the LIC to provide life insurance protection, perodical lumpsum survival benefit and pension to the agricultural workers in India ?

(A) Krishi Shramik Samajik Suraksha Yojana

(B) Jan Shree Bima Yojana

(C) Mahila Kalyan Yojana

(D) Sampurna Arogya Bima Policy

(E) None of these

ANS- A

9. On December 6yh 2006, the president of India launched on exclusive health Insurance Scheme for senior citizens. Which of the following insurance company has launched the schemes ?

(A) National Insurance Company

(B) Life Insurance Corporation Of India

(C) ICICI Prudential

(D) HDFC Life

(E) None of these

ANS- A

10. Which of the following cities does not have one of the zonal offices of the Life Insurance Corporation Of India ?

(A) Mumbai

(B) Kolkata

(C) Chennai

(D) Hyderabad

(E) Jhansi

ANS- E

11. Which of the following is the Basic Life Insurance Plan of the Life Insurance Corporation Of India ?

(A) Jeevan Tarang

(B) Jeevan Nidhi

(C) Jeevan Adhar

(D) Jeevan Umang

(E) None of these

ANS- E

12. Anmol Jeevan is a ........ of the LIC

(A) Basic Life Insurance Plan

(B) Term Insurance Plan

(C) Children's Plan

(D) Pension Plan

(E) None of these

ANS- B

13. As per policy of the LIC, loans are granted on unencumbered policies upto what per cent of the surrender value ?

(A) 60 %

(B) 70 %

(C) 80 %

(D) 90 %

(E) None of these

ANS- D

14. Which of the following group Schemes of the LIC Provides pensiobn to employees on their retirement from service ?

(A) Group Term Insurance Scheme

(B) Group Insurance in Liew of EDLI

(C) Group Gratuity Scheme

(D) Group Supeannuation Scheme

(E) None of these

ANS- D

15. Which of the following is the pension plam of the LIC

(A) Jeevan Adhar

(B) Jeevan ANAND

(C) Jeevan Akshay

(D) Amulya Jeevan

(E) None of these

ANS- C

16. Which of the following is not a scheme of the LIC ?

(A)Jeevan Sangam

(B) Jeevan Saral

(C) Jeevan Adhar

(D) Jeevan Pramukh

(E) None of these

ANS- A

17. Which of the following is a term Assurance plan of the LIC ?

(A) Jeevan Akshay

(B) Jeevan Adhar

(C) Jeevan Nivesh

(D) Jeevan Nidhi

(E) None of these

ANS- E

18. Premium to LIC policies can be paid by which of the following modes ?

(a) Cash

(b) Cheque

(c) Electronic Charging Machine

(A) Only a

(B) Only b

(C) Only c

(D) Both a and b

(E) All a, b and c

ANS- E

19. Customers of Lic can now get information about their policies by dialing which of the following telephone numbers in most of the centres ?

(A) 101

(B) 135

(C) 136

(D) 1251

(E) None of these

ANS- D

20. Lic policy holders do not get any income tax benefit under which of the following sections of the income tax act ?

(A) Section 80C

(B) Section 68 A, B and C

(C) sECTION 80 CCC

(D) Section 80 CD

(E) None of these

ANS- B

21. Who amongst the following is not a Bharat Ratna Awardee ?

(A) Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

(B) Dr. V.VGiri

(C) Dr. Rajendra Parsad

(D) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

(E) None of these

ANS- D

22. Duran Lineb devides which of the following pair of the countries ?

(A) China - Afghanistan

(B) Afghanistan - Pakistan

(C) India - Pakistan

(D) India - Nepal

(E) Bangladesh - India

ANS- B

23. Who has become the second person of Indian origin to go into space after Kalpana Chawala ?

(A) Koneru Humpi

(B) Indra Nooyi

(C) Sunita Williams

(D) Sudha Murti

(E) None of these

ANS- C

24. Shinzo Abe is the new elected -

(A) Prime minister of Singapore

(B) Prime minister of South Korea

(C) President of Soth Korea

(D) President of North Korea

(E) Prime minister of Japan

ANS- E

25. Which of the following cups is associated with the game of Hockey ?

(A) Whiteman Cup

(B) Evert Cup

(C) Agha Khan Cup

(D) Hafed Open Cup

(E) None of these

ANS- C

26. Which of the following Indian films was nominated for the Oscar Award 2007 ?

(A) Water

(B) Eklabya- The Royal Guard

(C) Nih Shabd

(D) Lago Raho Munna Bhai

(E) None Of these

ANS- E

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LIC Officer’s Exam - June 2009 GK

1. Which sport is the Vijay Hazare trophy related to :

•Cricket

2. Who is the author of the book - Speaking for myself :

•Cherie Blair

3. Whose pen name was Birbal : Mahesh Das

•Birbal was a courtier in the Mughal court during Akbar`s reign. He was a confidant of Akbar and was one of the navaratnas who constituted Akbar`s inner committee of nine advisors. Birbal`s unique qualities,which made him a close friend of the king, are his wit and wisdom. Birbal, born in 1528 in the village of Ghoghara of Sihawal tehsil in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, was named Mahesh Das.

4.Women’s day celebrated on :

•8th March.

5.Full form of BMD is :

•Ballistic Missile defence

6.What is the nationality of the architect of Chandigarh :

•French

7. Who won the Indian open Badminton championship :

•Thailand

8. Who is Berlusconi, who has been in the news recently :

•Prime Minister of Italy.

9. Where is Talchar :

•Orissa.

10. Question based on Laissez Faire :

•Industrial Economy

11. Rate at which banks lend to RBI :

•Reverse repo rate.

12. Indian constitution is divided into : 22 parts.

•Indian Constitution is the largest and the most detailed of the written constitutions of the world. It originally consisted of 395 articles, divided into 22 parts and 9 schedules. After the 92nd amendment Act 2003, the Indian Constitution comprises 447 articles divided into 26 parts and 12 schedules

13. States to benefit most from the green revolution :

•Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh.

14. Inventor of laptop :

•Osborne - USA

15. Who started the Green revoluton :

•The term “Green Revolution” was first used in 1968 by former USAID director William Gaud

Note : The father of Indian Green revolution is M.S. Swaminathan

16. Country that first started judicial review:

•USA

17. Who headed the commission of first 5 year plans ? :

•P.C Mahalanobis

18. A question based on Himalayan Range from east to west :

19.Which one is incorrect?

a)Warsaw-Poland b)Rotterdam-Austerlia c) Dublin-Ireland : Ans: Rotterdam-Austerlia

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LIC (ADO) RECRUITMENT EXAM SOLVED PAPER NUMERICAL ABILITY. THE EXAM WAS CONDUCTED ON JUNE 10, 2007. A SIMILAR EXAM WILL HEL LATER THIS YEAR.

Directions—(Q. 1 to 25) What should come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following questions ?

1. 15·36 ´ 2·8 + 7·6 = ?

(A) 326·86 (B) 42·364

(C) 50·608 (D) 36·34

(E) None of these

2. 846 + 281 + (?) + 252 = 681

(A) 446 (B) 698

(C) – 446 (D) – 698

(E) None of these

3. = ?

(A) 0·8 (B) 8·10

(C) 10·5 (D) 0·81

(E) None of these

4. 39114 ÷ 246 ´ ? = 6201

(A) 37 (B) 39

(C) 43 (D) 41

(E) None of these

5. ´ + (85)2 = ?

(A) 7270 (B) 7280

(C) 7260 (D) 7250

(E) None of these

6. (7)3 ´ (3)3 ÷ (6)2 = ?

(A) 12348 (B) 85·75

(C) 1543·5 (D) 257·25

(E) None of these

7. ?

(A) (B)

(C) (D)

(E) None of these

8. 39% of ? – 24% of 390 = 171·60

(A) 650 (B) 580

(C) 740 (D) 630

(E) None of these

9. 8736 + 9121 + 4867 + 3308 = ?

(A) 26032 (B) 26320

(C) 23062 (D) 22603

(E) None of these

10. ?

(A) 59 (B) 67

(C) 61 (D) 57

(E) None of these

11. 7 – 6 = ?

(A) 1 (B) 1

(C) 1 (D) 1

(E) None of these

12. ?

(A) (B) 4

(C) (D) 2

(E) None of these

13. (666 ´ 66 ´ 6) ÷ ? = 499·5

(A) 462 (B) 532

(C) 540 (D) 396

(E) None of these

14. 3120 + ? ÷ 12·5 = 3563·36

(A) 5542 (B) 5446

(C) 5452 (D) 5354

(E) None of these

15. 449 ´ 367 = ?

(A) 164783 (B) 165681

(C) 164416 (D) 164049

(E) None of these

16. ´ = ?

(A) (B)

(C) (D)

(E) None of these

17. (51)2 – (47)2 + (32)2 = ?

(A) 3786 (B) 2596

(C) 1416 (D) 1296

(E) None of these

18. ÷ 4 ´ 26 = 247

(A) 1764 (B) 1296

(C) 1444 (D) 1369

(E) None of these

19. 0·576 + 2·4 ´ 1·5 = ?

(A) 2·874 (B) 4·276

(C) 2·8824 (D) 4·476

(E) None of these

20. = 17(?)

(A) 1·62 (B) 2·64

(C) 11·1 (D) 29·06

(E) None of these

21. ? + 3229 = 17368 – 4454

(A) 9676 (B) 9445

(C) 9658 (D) 9585

(E) None of these

22. ´ = ?

(A) 2793 (B) 2842

(C) 2679 (D) 2891

(E) None of these

23. ´ ? + 595 = 833

(A) 4480 (B) 4352

(C) 4608 (D) 4096

(E) None of these

24. 815964 – 697826 – 9674 – 6542 = ?

(A) 109122 (B) 101292

(C) 101922 (D) 110922

(E) None of these

25. (7928 – ?) ÷ 84 ´ 12 = 888

(A) 1705 (B) 1698

(C) 1710 (D) 1712

(E) None of these

26. Find out the average of the given numbers.

356, 449, 51, 652, 533, 105, 122

(A) 307 (B) 315

(C) 412 (D) 324

(E) None of these

27. The multiplication of two con-secutive numbers is 8556. What is the smaller number among them ?

(A) 94 (B) 92

(C) 91 (D) 93

(E) None of these

28. An amount of rupees 4500 is to be distributed among Shrikant, Ramakant and Bikrant in the ratio of 3 : 7 : 5 respectively. If Rs. 500 is added to each of the share, the new ratio will become…… ?

(A) 7 : 10 : 13 (B) 9 : 16 : 13

(C) 2 : 4 : 3 (D) 4 : 5 : 2

(E) None of these

29. If (67)2 is added to the square of a number, the addition thus obtained is 6605. What is that number ?

(A) 45 (B) 51

(C) 46 (D) 39

(E) None of these

30. What approximate value should come in place of the question-mark (?) in the following ques-tion ?

7686 ´ 19 ÷ (17)2 = ?

(A) 505 (B) 485

(C) 545 (D) 575

(E) 615

31. If an amount of Rs. 39,856 is distributed equally amongst 18 persons, how much approximate amount would each person get ?

(A) Rs. 2,214 (B) Rs. 2,524

(C) Rs. 2,124 (D) Rs. 2,343

(E) Rs. 2,254

32. The difference between a two-digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the two-digits of the same number is 9. The sum of the digits of the two-digit numbers is 17. What is the product of the two-digits of the two-digit number ?

(A) 64

(B) 63

(C) 72

(D) Cannot be determined

(E) None of these

33. What is 260% of 6680 ?

(A) 18036 (B) 18704

(C) 16700 (D) 17368

(E) None of these

34. What amount of compound interest can be obtained on an amount of Rs. 18,000 at the rate of 10 p.c.p.a. at the end of three years ?

(A) Rs. 5,628 (B) Rs. 5,400

(C) Rs. 5,940 (D) Rs. 5,858

(E) None of these

35. What should come in place of the question-mark (?) in the follow-ing number series ?

19 36 70 ? 274 546

(A) 142 (B) 138

(C) 136 (D) 140

(E) None of these

36. The difference between 60% of a number and 20% of the same numbr is 316. What is 35% of that number ?

(A) 270·5 (B) 285·5

(C) 276·5 (D) 275

(E) None of these

37. The average of 4 positive integers is 52·5. The highest integer is 76 and the lowest integer is 34. The difference between the remain-ing two integers is 4. Which of the following integers is higher of the remaining two integers ?

(A) 52

(B) 54

(C) 48

(D) Cannot be determined

(E) None of these

38. The ratio of the length and the breadth of a rectangular plot is 9 : 8 respectively. The area of the plot is 3528 sq. metres. What is the perimeter of the rectangular plot ?

(A) 256 metres

(B) 119 metres

(C) 238 metres

(D) 126 metres

(E) None of these

39. What is 876 times 779 ?

(A) 68214 (B) 68824

(C) 628402 (D) 682514

(E) None of these

40. The total number of students studying in a school is 10396. The ratio of the total number of girls to the total number of boys studying in the school is 52 : 61 respectively. What is the total number of girls studying in the school ?

(A) 4874 (B) 4784

(C) 5216 (D) 5612

(E) None of these

41. The present age of Mr. Deepak is 3 times the present age of his son. Five years hence the ratio of their ages will be 34 : 13 respecti-vely. What is the present age of Mr. Deepak ?

(A) 63 years (B) 68 years

(C) 58 years (D) 60 years

(E) None of these

42. In an examination it is required to get 36% of the aggregate marks to pass. A student gets 174 marks and is declared failed by 96 marks. What is the maximum aggregate marks a student can get ?

(A) 750

(B) 650

(C) 600

(D) Cannot be determined

(E) None of these

43. In the following number series one number is wrong. Find out the wrong number—

13 16 22 31 42 58

(A) 16 (B) 42

(C) 22 (D) 31

(E) None of these

44. The average of 5 consecutive even numbers A, B, C, D and E is 66. What is the product of B and E ?

(A) 4352 (B) 4340

(C) 4620 (D) 4224

(E) None of these

45. Shri Verma invests Rs. 14500 for 6 years at the certain rate of simple interest. After 6 years his invested sum becomes Rs. 21460. Find out the rate of interest per annum—

(A) 4% p.a. (B) 10% p.a.

(C) 6% p.a. (D) 8% p.a.

(E) None of these

46. The cost of 4 digital cameras and 6 mobile phones is Rs. 51,365. Find out the cost of 12 digital cameras and 18 mobile phones—

(A) Rs. 1,74,500

(B) Rs. 5,13,650

(C) Rs. 1,54,095

(D) Can’t be determined

(E) None of these

47. In how many ways 7 children can be seated in the available 7 seats ?

(A) 4050 (B) 1680

(C) 840 (D) 5040

(E) None of these

48. If x + y = 11 and xy = 28, find out the value of the expression

(x)2 + (y)2.

(A) 63

(B) 56

(C) 65

(D) Can’t be determined

(E) None of these

49. In a canteen 238 kgs. of rice is required for a week. How much rice is required for 49 days ?

(A) 1715 kg (B) 1764 kg

(C) 1568 kg (D) 1617 kg

(E) None of these

50. The circumference of a circular plot is 484 metre. Find out the area of that circular plot—

(A) 15246 metre2

(B) 18634 metre2

(C) 20328 metre2

(D) 13552 metre2

(E) None of these

Answers with Explanations

1. (c) 2. (D) 3. (e) 4. (b) 5. (a)

6. (d) 7. (b) 8. (e) 9. (a) 10. (c)

11. (b) 12. (d) 13. (e) 14. (A) 15. (a)

16. (d) 17. (c) 18. (c) 19. (e) 20. (b)

21. (e) 22. (a) 23. (b) 24. (c) 25. (d)

26. (d)

27. (b)

28. (e)

29. (C)

30. (a)

31. (a)

32. (c)

33. (d)

35. (b)

36. (c)

37. (a)

38. (c)

39. (e)

40. (b)

41. (a)

42. (a)

43. (b)

44. (e)

45. (d)

46. (c)

47. (d)

48. (c)

49. (e)

50. (b)

General Awareness

Questions asked in GIC/LIC/OIC AAO Exam, May 2009

1.The first metal to be used by man was:

(a) aluminium

(b) copper

(c) iron

(d) silver

2.The present base year for calculating wholesale

price index number is:

(a) 1993-94

(b) 1991-92

(c) 1961-62

(d) 1950-51

3.For respiration in deep sea, divers use mixture

of:

(a) Oxygen and helium

(b) Oxygen and hydrogen

(c) Oxygen and carbon dioxide

(d) Oxygen and nitrogen

4.Who committed the most daring murder of Sir

Curzen Wyllie in 1907 in a public meeting in London?

(a) B.N. Dutta

(b) M.L. Dhingra

(c) Sardar Ajit Singh

(d) S.C. Chatterjee

5.The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice

and:

(a) 12 Judges

(b) 15 Judges

(c) 20 Judges

(d 25 Judges

6.The International Day for Elimination of Racial

Discrimination is observed on:

(a) 20th February (b) 21st February

(c) 20th March

(d) 21st March

7.‘New Horizons’ spacecraft was launched by

NASA to study which of the following planet?

(a) Mars

(b) Pluto

(c) Jupiter

(d) Mercury

8.Which of the following statements are true about

‘2011 Cricket World Cup’?

A. India will host the 2011 World Cup Final.

B. The two semi-final of the mega event will be held

in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

C. The opening ceremony will be held in

Bangladesh.

D. UAE will host the matches which will be played

between India and Pakistan.

(a) only A, B and C

(b) only B, C and D

(c) only A, C and D

(d) only A and D

9.Which of the following trophies is related with

the game of ‘Football’?

(a) Mumbai Gold Cup

(b) Everest Cup

(c) Merdeka Cup

(d) V.C.C. Cup

10.On which date is Life Insurance Corporation of

India completed its 50 years?

(a) 5th July

(b) 3rd August

(c) 1st September

(d) 15th September

11.The minimum temperature at which a com-

bustible substance catches fire is called:

(a) fireless temperature

(b) ignition temperature

(c) static temperature

(d) optimum temperature

12.The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha

of the:

(a) Maratha Dynasty

(b) Chola Dynasty

(c) Ganga Dynasty

(d) Vijaynagar Empire

13.Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its

hymns to:

(a) Rudra

(b) Marut

(c) Agni

(d) Indra

14.Ahalyabai, the saintly queen of Maheshwar

(Central India) belonged to which dynasty?

(a) Scindhya dynasty

(b) Peshwa dynasty

(c) Holkar dynasty

(d) Rajput dynasty

15.Which one of the following is not a constitu-

tional body?

(a) Election Commission

(b) Union Public Service Commission

(c) Planning Commission

(d) Finance Commission

16.‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)‘ has

not yet been signed by:

(a) India

(b) China

(c) Canada

(d) United Kingdom

17.Jadugoda mines are famous for:

(a) iron ore

(b) mica deposits

(c) gold deposits

(d) uranium deposits

18.What is the Value Added Tax (VAT)?

(a) A single tax that replaces State Taxes like

surcharge, turnover tax, etc.

(b) A simple, transparent, easy to pay tax imposed

on consumers.

(c) A new initiative taken by the government to

increase the tax burden of high income groups.

(d) A new tax to be imposed on the producers of

capital goods.

19.What is the name of the World’s smallest

republic which has an area of 21 sq.km.?

(a) Vatican City (b) Palermo

(c) Namur

(d) Nauru

20.On Jan 10, 2007 India crossed another mile-

stone with the successful launch of PSLV-C7 which

injected into orbit for the first time four satellites, Car-

tosat-2, SRE-1, Lapan-Tubsat and Pehuensat-1. Which

one of them is an earth observation satellite?

(a) Cartosat-2

(b) SRE-1

(c) Lapan-Tubsat

(d) Pehuensat-1

21.Which bank has launched India’s first loan

disbursement card recently?

(a) SBI

(b) UTI

(c) IDBI

(d) ICICI

22.Who has been named “Businessman of the Year

for 2006” by Forbes Asia?

(a) Nandan Nilekani

(b) Mukesh Ambani

(c) Vijay Mallya

(d) Azim Premji

23.Who is the 37th Chief Justice of India?

(a) Ram Jethmalani (d) Y.K. Sabharwal

(c) Bijibhai Patnaik (d) K.G. Balkrishnan

24.‘Diet’ is a joint session of the Parliament of

which nation?

(a) China

(b) Japan

(c) Vietnam

(d) Germany

25.Who is the author of the book, Amitabh—The

Making of a Superstar?

(a) Tushar Raheja

(b) Vijay Singhvi

(c) Susmita Das Gupta

(d) Raj Kamal Jha

26.Ban-ki-Moon who took oath on 14th December

as U.N. Secretary General belonged to:

(a) South Africa

(b) South Korea

(c) Zimbabwe

(d) Yugoslavia

27.The first woman in the world to successfully do

a free fall para-jump over the South Pole from a height

of 12,000 feet in a minus 33 degree Celsius tempera-

ture, is:

(a) Sheetal Mahajan (b) Manisha Lamba

(c) Kangna Ranaut (d) Neha Ahuja

28.Paris is situated on the river:

(a) Danube

(b) Seine

(c) Tiber

(d) Avon

ANSWERS

1. (b)2. (a)3. (d)4. (b)5. (d)6. (d)

7. (b)8. (a)9. (c)10. (c)11. (b)

12. (c)13. (d)14. (c)15. (c)16. (a)

17. (d)18. (a)19. (d)20. (c)21. (d)

22. (a)23. (d)24. (b)25. (c)26. (b)

27. (a)28. (b)

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LIC English Solved PAPER-2009

Directions(1-5): Each sentence has one or two blanks. Choose the word or set pf words that best com¬pletes the sentence meaningfully.

1. He went to the library to……find that it was closed.

(1) seldom

(2) never

(3) only

(4) solely

2. The ties that bind us together in common activity are so….that they can disappear at any moment.

(1) tentative (2) tenuous (3) consistent (4) restrictive

3. Her reaction to his proposal was….. She rejected it…..

(1) inevitable – vehemently’

(2) subtle – Violently

(3) clever – abruptly

(4) sympathetic – angrily

4. His…. direction~ misled us we did not know which of the two roads to take.

(1) complicated

(2) ambiguous

(3) narrow

(4) fantastic

5. It would be difficult for one so ………. to believe that all men are equal irrespective of caste. race and religion,

(1) emotional

(2) democratic

(3) tntolerant

(4) liberal

Directions (116- 120) : In each of the follwing sentences four words or phrases have been bold. Only one bold part in each sentence is not accepted in standard English. Ident that part and mark its number 1. 2. 3 or 4 as your answer.

6. Gaze for a thing /(1) that are not/ (2) available easily /(3) in the county is a universal phenomenon/ (4).

7. It is foolish to be expecting/Ill one person to be like another / . (2) person for/(3) each individual is born/(4) WIth his characteristics traits.

8. The tendency to believe/(l) that/(2) man is inherently dishonest is something that/(3) will decried/(4).

9. I have not come across/(1) very few people/(2) who/(3) think of thing beyond/(4) their daily work.

10. He managed to board/(l) the run¬ning train/(2) but all his luggages/(3) was/(4) left on the station.

Directions (121-125): Select the pair of words which are related in the same way as the capitalised words are related to each other.

11. SCALES: JUSTICE: :

(1) weights: measures

(2) laws: courts

(3) torch : liberty

(4) launch: peace

12. HOBBLE: WALK: :

(1) gallop: run

(2) stammer: speak

(3) stumble: fall

(4) sniff: smell

13. FRAYED: FABRIC: :

(1) watered: lawn

(2) renovated: building

(3) thawed: ice

(4) worn : nerves

14. YOLK: EGG: :

(1) rind.: melon

(2) nucleus: cell

(3) stalk: com

(4) web : spider

15. BAMBOO: SHOOT: :

(1) bean: sprout

(2) pepper : com

(3) oak: tree

(4) holly: sprig

Directions (l26- 130) : For each of the following capitalized words. four words or phrases are given of which only one is synonymou with the given word. Select the synonym.

16. DEFER

(1) respect

(2). dislike

(3) postpone

(4). disrespect

17. DUBIOUS

(1) clear

(2). undoubtedly

(3) hesitant

(4). pmproper

18. COARSE

(1 Impolite

(2). rough

(3) polished

(4). improper

19. PROXIMI1Y

(1) nearness

(2) aloofness

(3) completely’

(4) nearly

20. ABSTAIN

(1) stay

(2) tempt

(3) refrain

(4) pardon

Directions (131- 135) : Fill in the blanks by selecting appropriate alternative.

21.1 met him only a week…..

(1) back

(2) past

(3) ago

(4) previous

22. Lovely asked me .

(1) why are you angry?

(2) why I am angry?

(3) why I was angry.

(4) why was ‘I angry?

23. Even after repeated warnings. he, …….. to office on time.

(1) never come

(2) never comes

(3) is never coming

(4) have never come

24. He lold his wife that….from Gennany.

(1) he will like to visit France

(2) he was liking to visit France

(3) he would like to visil France

(4) he is liking to Visit France

25. Some people can…..even wilh murder.

(1) get on

(2) get out

(3) get off

(4) get away

Directions (136- 140) : Choose the correct antonym from the choic¬es for each of the following capit¬alised words:

26. INDIFFERENT

(1) curious

(3) alike

(2) varied

(4) uniform

27. DISCREET

(1) wise

(3) prudent

(2) diplomatic

(4) careless

28. OBSOLETE

(1) free

(3) current

(2) . ancient

(4) cultured

29. RATIONAL

(1) sound

(3) judicious

(2) insane

(4) sensible

30. SCEPTICAL

(1) doubtful

(2) convinced

(3) questioning

(4) cynic

Answers:

1. 3

2.2

3.3

4.2

5.3

6.2

7.1

8.4

9.2

10.3

11. 1

12. 2

13. 3

14. 2

15. 4

16. 3

17. 4

18. 2

19. 1

20. 3

21. 1

22. 3

23. 2

24. 3

25. 4

26. 1

27. 4

28. 3

29. 2

30. 2

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