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Directions—(Q. 1–15) Read the following passage carefully and answer the

questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold

to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Mihir and Mahadev lived in the same village. While Mahadev owned the

largest shop in the village, Mihir was a poor farmer. Both had large

families, with many sons, daughtersin-law and grandchildren. One day,

Mihir, tired of not being able to make ends meet, decided to leave the

village and move to the city where they were sure to make enough to feed

everyone. They said their goodbyes, packed their few belongings and set

off. When night fell, they stopped under a large tree. There was a stream

running nearby, where they could refresh themselves. Mihir told his sons

to clear the area below the tree. He told his wife to fetch water. He

instructed his daughters-in-law to make up the fire and started cutting

wood from the tree himself. Now, in the branches of that tree sat a

thief. He watched as Mihir’s family worked together. He also noticed they

had nothing to cook. Mihir’s wife too thought the same, for she said to

her husband, “Everything is ready. But what shall we eat ?” Mihir raised

his hands to heaven and said, “Don’t worry. He is watching all this from

above. He will help us.”

The thief was worried. He had seen that the family was large and worked

well together. Surely they did not know he was hiding in the branches ?

He decided to make a quick getaway. He climbed down swiftly when they

were not looking and ran for his life. But, he left behind his bundle of

stolen jewels and money, which dropped down into Mihir’s lap. He opened

it and jumped with joy when he saw the contents. The family promptly

gathered its belongings and returned to the village. There was great

excitement when they told everyone how they got rich.

Mahadev thought this was a nice quick way to earn some money ! He

commanded his family to pack some clothes and they set off as if on a

journey. They stopped under the same tree and Mahadev started commanding

everyone as Mihir had done. But no one in his family was willing to obey

orders. They were used to having servants wait on them – so the one who

went to the river to fetch water had a nice bath. The one who went to

gather wood for the fire went off to sleep beneath the tree. And Mahadev

only ordered everyone about, not bothering to do anything himself.

Meanwhile the thief had returned to the tree. He noticed the family

members were greedy and selfish. They would never be able to put up a

fight together. Then, Mahadev and his wife started the conversation that

they had rehearsed carefully. Mahadev’s wife said, “Everything is ready.

But what shall we eat ?” Mahadev raised his hands upwards and said,

“Don’t worry. He is watching all this from above. He will help us”.

At this, the thief jumped down from the tree, knife in hand. Seeing him,

everyone started running helter skelter to save themselves. The thief

stole everything. Mahadev and his family had to return to the village

empty-handed, having lost all the jewellery and gold they had taken with


1. Which of the following cannot be said about Mihir’s family ?

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(a) They respected and obeyed Mihir.

(b) They were so poor that they sometimes had to starve.

(c) They had no friends in the village when they were poor.

(A) None

(B) Only (c)

(C) Only (b) and (c)

(D) Only (b)

(E) All (a), (b) and (c)

Ans : (C)

2. Why did Mihir and his family decide to camp under the ‘thief’s tree’ ?

(A) Being a large family they knew they could capture the thief

(B) It was a convenient spot to camp for the night

(C) It was the only tree large enough to shelter the whole family

(D) there was a stream nearby and wood to build a house

(E) Exhausted after the day’s travel they couldn’t walk any more

Ans : (B)

3. Why did the thief leave the valuables he had stolen behind ?

(A) Seeing Mihir’s faith in God the thief was filled with remorse

(B) Feeling sorry for Mihir’s family he decided to donate the valuables

to them

(C) He was afraid that God would punish him for stealing

(D) In his hurry to run away he forget to take the valuables along

(E) He was confident that they were so well hidden that they would not be


Ans : (D)

4. Which of the following best describes Mahadev ?

(A) He was a rich businessman

(B) He bullied his wife so she obeyed him

(C) He paid his servants well to look after his family’s needs

(D) He was greedy and had cheated Mihir

(E) He was brave and decided to trick the thief

Ans : (A)

5. Why did Mihir’s family return to the village ?

(A) To show off their newfound wealth

(B) To buy back their land and start a business

(C) They had no need to shift to the city

(D) To share their wealth with the other villagers

(E) They wanted to sing God’s praises to all the villagers

Ans : (C)

6. What made Mihir utter the phrase, “He is watching all this from

above.” ?

(A) He had spotted the thief and wanted to frighten him off

(B) He was telling his wife to trust God to look after them

(C) It was a warming to his family members to stick together

(D) He was begging the thief for help to feed his family

(E) None of these

Ans : (B)

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7. Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the passage ?

(A) Mahadev planned to seek his fortune in the city as Mihir had

(B) Mihir’s family preferred to live in the city

(C) Mahadev had no intention of moving to the city

(D) Mahadev lost his entire life savings to the thief

(E) The thief only robbed those whom he did not like

Ans : (D)

8. Why did the thief return to the tree ?

(A) To plot how to get his money back

(B) He thought no one would look for him there

(C) To keep a watch on Mahadev’s family

(D) Not mentioned in the passage

(E) None of these

Ans : (D)

9. Why was the thief not afraid of Mahadev’s family ?

(A) They had not brought their servants along to protect them

(B) Seeing their wealth he suspected them of stealing his loot

(C) He had weapons to defend himself

(D) Mahadev’s family was not as large as Mihir’s

(E) None of these

Ans : (E)

10. How did the villagers react to Mihir’s new found wealth ?

(A) They tried hard to coax him to reveal the secret of his wealth

(B) They followed his example and became more devout

(C) They pretended to happy for him but were secretly jealous

(D) They each plotted to visit the tree and get rich quickly

(E) None of these

Ans : (E)

Directions—(Q. 11–13) Which of the following is most similar in meaning

to the word given in bold as used in the passage.

11. make(A) earn

(B) estimate

(C) prepare

(D) build

(E) settle

Ans : (A)

12. lost

(A) defeated

(B) failed

(C) forfeited

(D) wasted

(E) destroyed

Ans : (D)

13. getaway

(A) holiday

(B) freedom

(C) fantasy

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(D) escape

(E) relaxation

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 14–15) Which of the following is most opposite in meaning

of the word given in bold as used in the passage.

14. rehearsed(A) repeated

(B) forced

(C) fake

(D) unplanned

(E) effortless

Ans : (D)

15. willing

(A) oblige

(B) reluctant

(C) distracted

(D) determined

(E) obstacle

Ans : (B)

Directions—(Q. 16–25) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any

grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in

one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there

is no error the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

16. The majority of the population believes (A) / that the stock market

is recovered (B) / and that it is the (C) / right time to buy shares. (D)

No error (E)

Ans : (B)

17. Seema’s new office is close (A) / to her residence so (B) / she will

not longer (C) / have to travel by train. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (C)

18. In the present guidelines, (A) / the bank is required to obtain (B) /

a photograph from any person (C) / who wishes to open an account. (D) No

error (E)

Ans : (C)

19. Chetan puts in a lot (A) / of effort to ensure (B) / that the scheme

was (C) / launched in March. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (C)

20. As our economy is (A) / experiencing a recession, banks (B) / have

became very cautious (C) / about giving loans. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (C)

21. After retiring she spent (A) / most of her time teaching young (B) /

doctors and motivating themselves (C) / to work in rural areas. (D) No

error (E)

Ans : (A)

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22. Since this foreign bank has (A) / not performed very good this year

(B) / it will not be setting / up any new branches. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (B)

23. Our Chairman is deeply concerned (A) / about the environment (B) /

and plans to take some steps to reduce the (C) / pollution caused by our

factories. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (E)

24. He was afraid that his parents (A) / would not allow him to (B) /

make the film so he did (C) / not tell them about it. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (E)

25. I was previously posted (A) / in Singapore and it (B) / took me a

long time (C) / to accustom to the food. (D) No error (E)

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 26–30) In each question below a sentence with four words

printed in bold type is given. These are lettered as (A), (B), (C) and

(D). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt

or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which

is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The letter of that word is your

answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also

appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (E) i.e. ‘All correct’

as your answer.

26. He was a member (A) of the original (B) committee which drafted (C)

these recommendations. (D) All correct (E)

Ans : (B)

27. Do not procede (A) with the transfer (B) of funds until you receive

further (C) instructions. (D) All correct (E)

Ans : (A)

28. Our branch is located (A) in a remote (B) area where water is

scarcity (C) available. (D) All correct (E)

Ans : (C)

29. To gain (A) their support, (B) you must convenience (C) them of the

benefits (D) of the proposal. All correct (E)

Ans : (C)

30. The deal we negotiated (A) has not been approved (B) by RBI and needs

(C) to be revized. (D) All correct (E)

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 31–35) Rearrange the following six sentences (a), (b),

(c), (d), (e) and (f) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful

paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(a) A few minutes later he was hauled back on board the ship, on the

captain’s orders.

(b) One of the crew began to complain and moan about the situation and no

one could silence him.

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(c) Marvelling at the change, the passengers asked for an explanation, to

which the captain replied, “We never appreciate how well off we are in a

situation until we fall into a worse one”.

(d) During a voyage a great storm arose.

(e) In exasperation the captain ordered him to be thrown overboard.

(f) To everyone’s surprise, the man immediately went back to his post and

silently began to work.

31. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after

rearrangement ?

(A) (a)

(B) (b)

(C) (c)

(D) (d)

(E) (e)

Ans : (E)

32. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after

rearrangement ?

(A) (a)

(B) (b)

(C) (c)

(D) (d)

(E) (e)

Ans : (D)

33. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after

rearrangement ?

(A) (b)

(B) (c)

(C) (d)

(D) (e)

(E) (f)

Ans : (E)

34. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after

rearrangement ?

(A) (b)

(B) (c)

(C) (d)

(D) (e)

(E) (f)

Ans : (A)

35. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after

rearrangement ?

(A) (a)

(B) (b)

(C) (c)

(D) (d)

(E) (f)

Ans : (C)

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Directions—(Q. 36–40) Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given

below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence

to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct. If the

sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (E) as

the answer.

36. Ensure we have the necessary clearance is the responsibility of the

legal department.

(A) Ensuring we have

(B) To ensure having

(C) We have been ensured

(D) Ensuring us having

(E) No correction required

Ans : (B)

37. They have decided to go ahead and implement which was discussed at

last month’s conference in Chennai.

(A) What we had discussed

(B) Whatever discussion

(C) That being discussed

(D) Which has been discussed

(E) No correction required

Ans : (A)

38. To reduce costs, we should replace our current system by much

efficient one.

(A) Through more efficient

(B) Efficiently by

(C) With a more efficient

(D) For better efficiency

(E) No correction required

Ans : (C)

39. Staff in the district offices can easily monitor whether the payments

are being made in time.

(A) Easily be monitored

(B) Monitor easier whether

(C) Easy to monitor that

(D) Monitor easily

(E) No correction required

Ans : (E)

40. Most of the managers whom involved in the deal had previously worked

for multinational banks.

(A) Whose involved

(B) Involvement with

(C) Involving whom

(D) Involved in

(E) No correction required

Ans : (D)

Directions—(Q. 41–50) In the following passage there are blanks, each of

which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and

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against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank

appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

One rainy day while driving me home from school my father stopped to

offer a frail old man a lift. Though he was headed in the opposite

…(41)…, my father insisted. By the time we …(42)… home it was late and I

was tired and …(43)… with my father.

That night, my father …(44)… me a bedtime story as usual–A …(45)… Emperor

was once asked “Sire, while you …(46)… rich and powerful, your teacher

doesn’t even …(47)… a piece of land yet you visit him, …(48)… don’t you

summon him to court ?” The Emperor …(49)… and said, “You are mistaken, my

teacher is …(50)… than I am. My land can be lost in a war but he

possesses knowledge which can never be stolen.” “The old man was my

teacher.” my father concluded.

I have never forgotten the lesson my father ‘taught’ me that day.

41. (A) route

(B) manner

(C) direction

(D) side

(E) way

Ans : (C)

42. (A) left

(B) arrived

(C) return

(D) gone

(E) reach

Ans : (B)

43. (A) complained

(B) annoying

(C) hungry

(D) upset

(E) worried

Ans : (D)

44. (A) taught

(B) described

(C) told

(D) reads

(E) related

Ans : (C)

45. (A) greedy

(B) honest

(C) foolish

(D) mighty

(E) cruel

Ans : (D)

46. (A) are

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(B) being

(C) were

(D) so

(E) seem

Ans : (A)

47. (A) own

(B) earn

(C) acquire

(D) possessed

(E) has

Ans : (A)

48. (A) however

(B) but

(C) instead

(D) when

(E) why

Ans : (E)

49. (A) shouted

(B) silent

(C) thinks

(D) smiled

(E) prayed

Ans : (D)

50. (A) powerful

(B) wise

(C) wealthy

(D) stronger

(E) richer

Ans : (E)

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1. An open loop control system has its

(a) control action independent of the output or desired quantity

(b) controlling action, depending upon human judgment

(c) internal system changes automatically taken care of

(d) both (a) and (b)

(e) all (a),(b) and (c)

2. A servo system must have

(a) feedback system

(b) power amplifier to amplify error

(c) capacity to control position or its derivative

(d) all of these

(e) none of these

3. The major disadvantage of a feedback system may be

(a) Inaccuracy

(b) inefficiency

(c) Unreliability

(d) instability

(e) Insensitivity

4. Properties of a transfer function

(a) It is ratio of two polynomials is S and assumes zero initial conditions

(b) It depends on system elements and not input and output of the system

(c) Coefficients of the powers of S in denominator and numerator are all real constant. The order of denominator is usually greater than or equal to the order of numerator

(d) All of these

(e) It is a function which transfer one physical system into another physical system.

5. The classical analogous of a simple lever is

(a) Capacitor bridge

(b) transformer

(c) mutual inductor

(d) either of these

6. Two blocks G1(s) and G2(s) can be cascaded to get resultant transfer function as

(a) G1(s) + G2(s)

(b) G1(s) / G2(s)

(c) G1(s) G2(s)

(d) 1+G1(s) G2(s)

(e) 1-G1(s)G2(s)

(f) two blocks cannot be cascaded

7. The principles of homogeneity and super position can be applied to

(a) linear time invariant system

(b) non-linear time invariant system

(c) digital control system

(d) both (a) and (b)

8. Pick up the nonlinear system

(a) automatic voltage regulator

(b) d.c. servomotor with high field excitation

(c) temperature control of a furnaces using thermistor

(d) speed control using SCR

(e) all of these

9. Signal flow graph (SFG) is a

(a) polar graph

(b) semi log graph

(c) log log graph

(d) a special type of graph for analyzing modem control system

(e) a topological representation of a set of differential equations

10. Disadvantages of magnetic amplifier

(a) time lag, less flexible, non-sinusoidal waveform

(b) low power consumption and isolation of the active circuit

(c) saturation of the core

(d) all of these

11. Pick up false statement regarding magnetic amplifiers

(a) The gate coil of an ideal magnetic amplifier has either zero or infinite inductance

(b) Resistance of control and gate winding is very small

(c) Magnetic amplifier gas dropping load characteristics

(d) Magnetic amplifiers are not used to control the speed of d.c. shunt motor

(e) Magnetic amplifiers can be used in automatic control of electric drivers of higher rating.

12. High power amplification is achieved by using

(a) push pull amplifier

(b) amplidyne

(c) magnetic amplifier

(d) DC amplifier

(e) D.C. generator

13. Pick up false statement regarding servomotors

(a) The d.c. servomotors are lighter than equivalent a.c. servomotors

(b) The d.c. servomotors develops higher starting and reversing torque than equivalent a.c. servomotor.

(c) A drag cup a.c. servomotor has one windings on stator and other on rotor

(d) Output power of servomotors varies from 1/20 W to 100 W

14. To reduce steady state error

(a) decrease natural frequency

(b) decrease damping

(c) increase damped frequency

(d) increase time constant

(f) increase gain constant of the system

15. A good factor for Mp should be

(a) less than 1

(b) lying between 1.1 and 1.5

(c) more than 2.2

(d) zero

(e) infinity

16. Pick up false statement. Routh-Hurwitz criterion

(a) is used for determining stability of a system

(b) is an algebraic procedure

(c) gives the exact location of roots of the characteristic equation

(d) does not indicate relative degree of stability or instability

17. Which of the following is the time domain method of determining stability of a control system

(a) Bode plot

(b) Nyquist plot

(c) Nicholos chart

(d) Routh-Hurwitz array

(e) Constant M and (fy) locus

(f) Root locus technique

18. The technique which gives transient response quickly as well as stability information is

(a) Nyquist plot

(b) Routh-Hurwitz criteria

(c) Bode plot

(d) Root locus plot

(e) Nichols plot

19. The bandwidth can be increased by use of

(a) phase lag network

(b) phase lead network

(c) both (a) and (b) in cascade

(d) both (a) and (b) in parallel

(e) none of these

20. Nyquist plot is drawn on

(a) semi log graph paper

(b) log log graph paper

(c) polar graph paper

(d) centimeter graph paper

21. If the gain margin is positive and the phase margin is negative the system is

(a) stable

(b) unstable

(c) indeterminist

22. The Bode plot is applicable to

(a) all phase network

(b) minimum phase network

(c) maximum phase network

(d) lag lead network

(e) none of these

23. The valid relation between setting time ts and rise time tr is

(a) tr>ts

(b) ts>tr

(c) ts=tr

(d) none of these

24. As a root moves further away from imaginary axis the stability

(a) increases

(b) decreases

(c) not affected

(d) none of these

25. Flat frequency response means that the magnitude ratio of output to input over the bandwidth is

(a) variable

(b) zero

(c) constant

(d) none of above

26. How many octaves are between 200 Hz and 800 Hz

(a) Two octave

(b) One octave

(c) Four octave

(d) None of above

27. Human system can be considered as

(a) open loop system

(b) close loop system with single feedback

(c) close loop system with multivariable feedback

(d) none of these

28. In a feedback system the transient response

(a) Decays at constant rate

(b) gets magnified

(c) decays slowly

(d) decays more quickly

29. Transfer function of a system is used to calculate

(a) the steady state gain

(b) the main constant

(c) the order of system

(d) the output for any given input

(e) all of the above

30. Transfer function of a system is defined as the ratio of output to input in

(a) Laplace transform

(b) Z-transform

(c) Fourier transform

(d) Simple algebraic form

31. Introduction of feedback decreases the effect of

(a) disturbances

(b) noise signals

(c) error signals

(d) all the above

32. The system response of a system can be best tested with

(a) unit impulse input signal

(b) ramp input signal

(c) sinusoidal input signal

(d) exponentially decaying input signal

33. Which of the following is a closed loop system

(a) electric switch

(b) car starter

(c) de generator

(d) auto-pilot for an aircraft

34. Which of the following is used as an error detector

(a) potentiometer

(b) field controlled ac motor

(c) amplidyne

(d) armature controlled ac motor

35. The break away point of root loci are

(a) open loop poles

(b) closed loop poles

(c) open loop zeros

(d) closed loop zeros

36. Noise in a control system can be kept low by

(a) reducing the bandwidth

(b) attenuating such frequencies at which external signals get coupled into the system

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) none of these

37. Main cause of absolute instability in the control system is

(a) parameters of controlling system

(b) parameters of controlled system

(c) parameters of feedback system

(d) error detector where the two signals are compared

38. Basically a controller is

(a) a amplifier

(b) a clipper

(c) a comparator

(d) a summer

39. A system with gain margin close to unity or a phase margin close to zero is

(a) highly stable

(b) highly oscillatory

(c) relatively stable

(d) none of these

40. Which of following elements is not used in an automatic control system

(a) sensor

(b) error detector

(c) oscillator

(d) final control element

41. AC systems are usually preferred to the DC systems in control applications because

(a) AC systems are cheaper

(b) AC systems are more stable

(c) AC systems have better performance characteristics and smaller in size

(d) all of these

42. A system has the transfer function (1-s)/(1+s); It is known as

(a) low pass system

(b) high pass system

(c) all pass system

(d) none of the above

43. In control systems, excessive bandwidth should be avoided because

(a) noise is proportional to bandwidth

(b) it leads to low relative stability

(c) it leads to slow speed of response

(d) none of these

44. In most systems, an increase in gain leads to

(a) larger damping ratio

(b) smaller damping ratio

(c) constant damping ratio

(d) none of these

45. A step function is applied to the input of a system and output is of the form y = t, the system is

(a) stable

(b) unstable

(c) not necessarily stable

(d) conditionally stable

46. Which of the following can be magnified by magnetic amplifier

(a) voltage

(b) current

(c) power

(d) none of above

47. The inductance is not used in lag network because of

(a) big size

(b) time delay and hysteresis losses

(c) high reactance

(d) none of these

48. Saturation in a stable control system can cause

(a) conditional stability

(b) over damping

(c) low level oscillations

(d) high level oscillations

49. Excessive noise in control systems can cause

(a) reduction in bandwidth

(b) reduction in gain

(c) saturation in amplifying stages

(d) oscillations

50. The type-0 system has

(a) net pole at the origin

(b) no pole at the origin

(c) simple at one origin

(d) two poles at the origin
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