IPO has successfully conducted the Southern State Tamil Nadu Circle PA & SA exam. which held on 11th May 2014. A huge number of aspirant appear in this exam. Unofficial IPO Tamilnadu PA/SA Answer key is available here.

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IPO Tamilnadu PA & SA Answer key:

1.Which of the following State does not have Legislative council?

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamilnadu
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya a Pradesh

2.The latest addition in fundamental duties under Article-51A of the constitution of India is:

  • Providing opportunities for the education to the child or ward between the age of six and fourteen
  • Safeguarding public property
  • Protecting and safeguarding natural environment
  • Defending the country and rendering national service when called upon

3.As per the constitution of India, the state legislature shall consist of:

  • Governor, Legislative Council, Legislative Assembly
  • Governor, Legislative Assembly where there is no legislative council
  • Chief minister, Governor, Legislative Council, Legislative Assembly
  • Either (A) or (B)

4.If for a period of __ a member of either house of the parliament is without the permission of the house absent from all meetings thereof, the house may declare his/ her seat vacant:

  • 30 days
  • 60days
  • 15 days
  • 7 days

5. Which amidst the following was not a fort of the Maratha Ruler Shiva ji?

  • Sindhudurg
  • Raigad
  • Padamadurg
  • None of these

6.Who among the following introduced the Vernacular Press Act?

  • Lord Lytton
  • Lord Rippon
  • Lord Curzon
  • Lord Hastings

7.Who was the founder of Vijaynagar empire?

  • Krishna Deva Raya
  • Devoraya-1
  • Harihar and Bukk
  • Ram Raya

8. Ten Degree Channel is situated between:

  • North and South Andaman
  • Middle and South Andaman
  • Little Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • India and Sri Lanka

9.The equator does not pass through which of the following countries:

  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Indonesia
  • Brazil

10. Earth is made up of more than 100 different elements. Arrange the following four important elements in order of their importance (High to Low) which constitute in the composition of Earth:

  • Oxygen, Aluminium, Silicon, Iron
  • Oxygen, Silicon, Iron, Aluminium
  • Oxygen, Iron, Aluminium, Silicon
  • Oxygen Silicon Aluminium Iron

11.Match the following:

Name of Unit             Used to Measure
A. Poise                      1. Temperature
B. Farad                      2. Quantity of Heat
C. Kelvin                     3. Viscosity
D.Calorie                    4. Electrical capacitance

  • A3, B4, C1, D2
  • A4, B3, C2, 01
  • A3, B4, C2, 01
  • A1, B2, C3, 04

12.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?

  • North America
  • Argentina
  • Africa
  • Australia

13.Brass contains:

  • 70% copper and 30% zinc
  • 90% copper and 10% tin
  • 85-92% copper and rest tin with little lead and nickel
  • 70-75% copper and rest tin

14.The atomic number of carbon is 12. It means that carbon atom contains:

  • 6 protons and 6 electrons
  • 12 neutrons
  • 12 electrons
  • 12 protons and 12 electrons

15.Freezing point of water is same on these scales:

  • Centigrade and Fahrenheit
  • Centigrade  and Reaumur
  • Centigrade and Kelvin
  • Fahrenheit and Kelvin

16. BOD, a measure of organic impurities stands for:

  • Biodegradable oxygen demand
  • Biodesistant oxygen demand
  • Biological oxygen demand
  • Biochemical oxygen demand

17.The waterborne bacterial disease cholera is caused by:

  • Shigella
  • Vibriocomma
  • Falmronellatyphosa
  • Giardia Lamblia

18.Which of the following Act governs the foreign Exchange in India now:

  • FEMA
  • LIBOR
  • FSI
  • FERA

19.BIFR stands for:

  • Board for Infrastructural and Financial Restructuring
  • Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
  • Board for Industry and Factory Rehabilitation
  • Building and Infrastructure Financial Restructuring

20.What is the” Motto” of Olympics 2020:

  • One world, One Dream
  • Live your passion
  • Ins ire a Generation
  • Discover Tomorrow

21.Who among the following is not a Padma Vibhushan awardees in 2013:

  • Raghunath Mahapatra
  • Prof Yash Pal
  • Prof Padam Narasimha
  • Rahul Dravid

22.Find the odd one out?

  • FIFA World Cup
  • Ryder Cup
  • Walker Cup
  • Solheim cup

23.First woman who was to be inducted in ICC umpires panel belongs to which country:

  • West Indies
  • England
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

24.Third regional summit of BIMSTEC was recently held in:

  • Dhaka
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • Bhutan

25.Which of the following does not involve a chemical reaction?

  • Digestion of food in our body
  • Process of respiration
  • Burning of candle wick when heated
  • Melting of candle wax on heating

26.If 12276 + 1.55 = 7920,
The value of 122.76+ 15.5 is:

  • 7.092
  • 7.92
  • 79.02
  • 79.2

26. Image………….

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

28. Image………..

  • 0.14
  • 0.12
  • 0.15
  • None of these

29.The average age of man and his son is 28 years. Six years hence the ratio of their age becomes 12:5. What is the present age of his son?

  • 12 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • None of these

30.The average of the middle two rational numbers if 4/7, 1/3, 2/5, 5/9 are arranged in ascending order is:

  • 86/90
  • 43/45
  • 43/90
  • None of these

31.If 8 men or 12 women can do a piece of work in 25 days. In how many days can the same work be done by 6 men and 11 women?

  • 10 days
  • 12 days
  • 15 days
  • None of these

32. 782 divided into three parts proportional to the fractions 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4, Then the first part is:

  • 204
  • 248
  • 224
  • 246

33.Sum of two numbers is equal to sum of square of 11 and cube of 9. Larger number is (5)2 less than square of 25. What is the value of the sum of twice
of 24% of the smaller number and half of the larger number?

  • 360
  • 540
  • 420
  • None of these

34.A well has to be dug that is to be 22.5 m deep and of diameter 7 m. Find the cost of plastering the inner curved surface at· 4 per sq metre:

  • 1690
  • 1875
  • 1980
  • None of these

35.A metal cube of edge 12 cm is melted and formed into three smaller cubes. If the edges of two smaller cubes are 6 cm and 8 cm, find the edge of the third smaller cube?

  • 8 cm
  • 10 cm
  • 12 cm
  • Non of these

36.A sum of money at simple interest amounts to 815 in 3 years and to· 854 in 4 years. The sum is:

  • 650
  • 690
  • 698
  • 700

37.A policeman sees a chain snatcher at a distance of 50 m. He starts chasing the chain snatcher who is running with a speed of 4 mis, while the policeman chasing him with a speed of 6 m/s Find the distance covered by the chain snatcher when he is caught by the policeman?

  • 50 m
  • 100 m
  • 75 m
  • None of these

38. A cistern is normally filled in 8 hours; but takes two hours more to fill because of a leak in its bottom. If the cistern is full, the leak will make it empty in:

  • 18 hours
  • 28 hours
  • 40 hours
  • None of these

39.The average of four positive integers is 73.5. The highest integer is 108 and the least integer is 29 The difference between remaining two integers is 15. Which of the following is smaller of the remaining two integers?

  • 71
  • 86
  • 73
  • 85

40.If the difference between simple interest and compound interest on a certain sum of money for 3 yrs at 10% p.a. is· 15.50. The sum is:

  • 100
  • 500
  • 1500
  • 2000

41.A publisher sells copies of books to a retail dealer 41. at· 5 per copy but allows 25 copies to be counted as 24. If the retailer sells each of the 25 copies at· 6, his profit% is:

  • 20%
  • 24%
  • 25%
  • 40%

42.If the radii of 2 concentric circles are 15 cm and 13 cm respectively, then the area of the circulating ring in sq. cm is:

  • 176
  • 178
  • 180
  • 200

43.A farmer travelled a distance of 61 km in 9 hours. partly on foot@4 km/hr and partly on bicycle@ 9 km/hr. The distance travelled on foot is:

  • 14 km
  • 15 km
  • 16 km
  • 17 km

44.A rectangle has 15 cm as its length and 150 cm2 as its area. It’s area becomes to 1(1/3)times of the original area by increasing only its length. Its new perimeter is:

  • 60 cm
  • 70 cm
  • 90 cm
  • 80 cm

45.A radio is sold at a gain of 16%. If it had been sold for – 20 more, 20% would have been gained. The cost price of the radio is:

  • 350
  • 400
  • 500
  • 600

46.Two cyclists start from the same place in opposite directions. One goes towards north at 18 km ph and the other goes towards south at 20 kmph. What time will they take to be 47.5 km apart:

  • 2(1/4) hours
  • 1(1/4) hours
  • 23(1/4) hours
  • None of these

47.The length and breadth of a square are increased by 40% and 30% respectively. The area of the resulting rectangle exceeds the area of the square by:

  • 42%
  • 62%
  • 82%
  • 92%

48.A car travels a distance of 840 km at a uniform speed. If the speed of the car is 10 kmph more, then it takes 2 hr less to cover the same distance. The original speed of the car (in kmph) was:

  • 45
  • 50
  • 60
  • 75

49. The area of a hexagon whose one side is 2 m is:

  • 3√3m²
  • 2√3m²
  • 6√3m²
  • 4√3m²

50.In an examination, a student scores 4 marks for every correct answer and loses 1 mark for every wrong answer. If he attempts in all 60 questions and secures 130 marks, the number of questions he attempts correctly is

  • 35
  • 38
  • 40
  • 42

DIRECTIONS: In each of the these questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

51. Benevolent:

  • Friendly
  • Lovely
  • Helpful
  • charitable

52. Clemency

  • Empathy
  • kindness
  • Sympathy
  • Forgiveness

53. Given below are four sentences. You have to identify the sentence wherein an adverb modifies or describes another adverb:

1. Sita sings well       2. Sita reads quite clearly
3. Sita speaks very softly   3. Sita runs quickly

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 2 and 3
  • 1 and 2

54. In the following question, four words have been given in the options. You have to choose correct option for the word which is an adverb:

  • Gloomy
  • Gloomingly
  • Gloomily
  • Glooniful

55.Find out the kind of adverb in the following sentence:
The sea is very stormy

  • Adverbs of manner
  • Adverbs of time
  • Adverbs of degree or quantity
  • Adverbs of frequency

DIRECTIONS: Fill in the gaps with suitable preposition.

56. Given below are three sentences. You have to identify in which of the following sentence the preposition joins a noun to an adjective:
1. There is a cow in the field
2. He is fond of tea
3. The cat Jumped off the chair

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 2 and 3 both
  • 1,2& 3 all

57.Fill in the gap with suitable preposition in the following question:
“Kate, sit _______ your granny, will you?”

  • Beside
  • Besides
  • into
  • unto

58.Fill in the gap with suitable preposition in the following question:
I kept_________gazing at him till I remembered who he was.

  • in
  • at
  • on
  • out

59.Fill in the gap with suitable preposition in the following question:
It is dangerous to intrude_________ the enemy’s camp.

  • In
  • Into
  • On
  • Out

DIRECTIONS: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

60. Crowded

  • Deserted
  • Busy
  • Quiet
  • Congested

61.Revealed

  • Denied
  • Concealed
  • Ignored
  • Overlooked

62.Some nouns have one meaning in singular and two in plural. In the following question, three are alike and having one meaning in singular and two in plural but one is not. Find the odd one:

  • Quarter
  • Manner
  • Premise
  • Deer

63. Find plural among the followings:

  • News
  • Mathematics
  • Shorts
  • Physics

64. The plural of the word “cloth” which means ” kinds or pieces of cloth”

  • Cloths
  • Clothes
  • Cloath
  • Clothee

65. Some nouns have two meanings in the singular but only one in the plural. Identify among choices the noun which have two meanings in singular but one in plural:

  • Pain
  • People
  • Spectacle
  • Custom

66.Four sentences have been given in the options. You have to find out what kind of coordinating conjunction have been used in the following sentence:
Either he is mad or he feigns madness.

  • Cumulative or Copulative
  • Adversative
  • Disjunctive or alternative
  • III ative

67. Fill in the gap with suitable Conjunction:
We____love____honour him.

  • Both, and
  • Though, yet
  • Whether, or
  • Feel, or

68. In the following sentence, fill in the gap with suitable conjunction and verb:
R.P. Singh______ Amit Mishra ______good bowlers.

  • and, is
  • and, are
  • and, was
  • as well as, is

69. Fill in the blank with proper tense:
By the end of this year Ram _____ saved a lot of money.

  • Will have
  • Will have been
  • Will be
  • Would be

70.Identify tense in the following sentence:
Had the Government made a mistake?

  • Past Indefinite Tense
  • Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  • Past perfect tense
  • Past continuous Tense

71. In the following sentence, you have to fill up the blank correctly so as it expresses the existence of something in the past:
There ___ a garden in this place long ago.

  • would be
  • used to be
  • is to be
  • were to be

72. The sentence given here is in active voice. You have to choose from alternatives the correct passive voice:
I spoke to him.

  • He was spoken to by me.
  • He was spoken by me.
  • I was spoken by him.
  • He had been spoken by me

73. The sentence given here is in active voice. You have to choose from alternatives the correct passive voice:
Do not pluck flowers.

  • Let not pluck flowers
  • Let flower not to be Plucked.
  • Let flower not be plucked.
  • Let flower be not Plucked.

74.In the question, the sentence has been given in Direct speech. In the options four changed form of reported speech have been given out of which one is correct. Mark the correct one:
The tourist said, “Where is the booking office

  • The tourist enquired where the booking office was
  • The tourist enquired where was the booking office
  • The tourist asked where was the booking office
  • The tourist said as to where was the booking office

75.In the question, the sentence has been given in indirect speech. In the options four changed form of Direct speech have been given out of which one is correct. Mark the correct one:
He requested her to wait there till he returned.

  • He said to her “Please wait till returns”
  • He said to her “wait here till he returns”
  • He said to her “please wait there till I returns”
  • He asked her “kindly wait here till I return”

DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 76 to 79) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

R, S, T, U, V, W and X are seven employees of an organization. Three of them are in one Grade and two each in other two grades among A, B and C. Each of them earns different amount as salary. There are three ladies among
them one each of each grade. ‘T’ and her husband only are in Grade B. ‘X’ earns the maximum and X is a man. He along with only ‘U’ are in grade A. ‘U’ earns more than only ‘R’. ‘W is a lady. She and her friend ‘S’ are in grade C. ‘R’
is not in Grade C. ‘W earns less than ‘T’ but more than ‘S’. ‘V’ earns less than ‘S’.

76. Which of the following combinations of persons are in grade C?

  • WRV
  • WRX
  • WSV
  • Data inadequate

77. Who earns less than only ‘X’?

  • U
  • T
  • S
  • None of these

78. How many of them earn more than ‘V’?

  • Two
  • Four
  • Three
  • Can’t  be determined

79.The one who earns the least is in which grade?

  • B
  • A
  • C
  • Can’t be determined

80.Kavita is the mother-in-law of Beena, who is the sister-in-law of Ashish. Dinesh is the father of Sanjay, the only brother of Ashish. How is Kavita related to Sanjay?

  • Mother-in-law
  • Wife
  • Sister
  • Mother

81. If 1st and 26, 2nd and 25, 3rd and 24th and so on, letters of English alphabet are paired, then which of the following pair is correct?

  • TH
  • NL
  • JQ
  • HR

82. ‘C’ is a place which is located 2 km away in the north-west direction from the capital Z. R is another place that is located 2 km away in the south-west direction from ‘C’. ‘M’ is another place and that is located 2 km away in the north-west direction from ‘R’. ‘T’ is yet another place that is located 2 km away in the south-west direction from ‘M’. In which direction is ‘T’ located in relation to ‘Z’?

  • South-West
  • West
  • North
  • None of these

83. Five friends are sitting in a row. ‘T’ is on the right of ‘Z’. ‘N’ is on the left of ‘Z’ but is on the right of ‘L’. ‘T’ is on the left of ‘K’. Who is sitting first from the left?

  • T
  • L
  • K
  • N

84. A $ B means ‘A’ is father of B,
A# B means ‘A’ is sister of B,
A ‘II B means ‘A’ is daughter of Band
A@ B means ‘A’ is brother of B.

Then which of the following expressions indicates
the relationship ‘R’ is wife of ‘K’

  • Image………

85. Sukanya remembers that her brother’s birthday is after fifteenth but before eighteenth of February. Whereas her sister remembers that her brother’s birthday is after sixteenth but before nineteenth of February. On which date in February is Sukanya’s brother birthday?

  • 16th
  • 17th
  • 18th
  • 19th

86.In a row of girls Deepti is 18th from the left and Namita is 1ih from right. If Namita shifts five places towards right, then the position of Deepti is immediately right to Namita. How many girls are there in the row?

  • 20 girls
  • 22girls
  • 23girls
  • 25girls

87. If Southeast becomes ‘North’. Northeast becomes ‘West’, then what will west become?

  • South east
  • North west
  • North east
  • South west

DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 88 to 90) Choose the most appropriate option in the following?

88. Segregate:?: : repair: damage

  • First
  • Separate
  • Unify
  • Divide

89. Detective : Information : : Reporter: ?

  • Essay
  • Books
  • News
  • Management

90. Income: Profit: : Expenditure: ?

  • Surplus
  • Loss
  • Balance
  • Salary

DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 91 & 92) Select the question mark(?) number from the given responses.

91…Image……………

  • 21
  • 23
  • 19
  • 28

92. Image…………..

  • 11
  • 2
  • 3
  • None of these

93.   136 vehicles are parked in a parking lot in a single row. After the first car, there is one scooter. After the second car, there are two scooters. After the third car, there are three scooters and so on. Work out the number of scooters in the second half of the row?

  • 60
  • 63
  • 65
  • 68

94. A train leaves Mumbai with half the number of women as men. At Bhopal ten men get down and five women get in. Now there are equal number of men and women. How many passengers boarded the train initially at Mumbai?

  • 50
  • 56
  • 45
  • None of these

95. If ‘INFRASTRUCTURE’ is written as ‘O 9 2 6 4 5 3 6 7 8 3 7 6 1’ in a certain code, how would ‘SATURN’ be written in that code?

  • 5 4 3 6 7 9
  • 5 4 3 7 6 9
  • 5 3 4 2 6 9
  • 5 4 3 8 6 9

96.In a certain code language,’cro te na’ stands for ‘elephants are huge’; ‘mee cro da’ stands for ‘animals are dark’ and ‘mee cro te dana’ stands for ‘huge animals are lovable’. How is ‘elephants are lovable’ written in this code language?

  • mee dana cro
  • ne mee dana
  • na dena cro
  • te da mee

97. Arrange the following in a meaning full logical order.
1. Exhaust       2. Night        3.Sleep           4.   Day      5.  Work

  • 4, 3, 5, 2, 1
  • 4, 5, 3, 2, 1
  • 4, 5, 2, 1, 3
  • 4, 5, 1, 2, 3

98. Arrange the following words according to the dictionary:
1.Invariable   2.Involuntary   3.Invisible 4. Investigate  5.Inventory

  • 1, 5, 2, 3, 4
  • 1, 5, 4, 2, 3
  • 1, 5, 4, 3, 2
  • 1, 4, 5, 3, 2

DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 99 & 100) In these questions select the odd one out.

99…….

  • X
  • C
  • H
  • Z

100…..

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Cadmium

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