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Exam : Recruitment Of Scientist-B On-Line Examination
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This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.

Related : Institute of Science Education and Research National Entrance Screening Test Question Paper 2017 :

Q.1. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be formed, X is the answer.
(1) T
(2) P
(3) M
(4) S
(5) X

Q.2. Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader. Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these two statements ?
(1) Satyapriya is honest
(2) Satyapriya is dishonest
(3) Some leaders are honest
(4) Leaders are generally dishonest
(5) Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest

Q.3. If the letters of the following alphabet intercharge positions, so that A takes the place of Z and Z takes the place of A; B takes the place of Y and Y takes the place of B and so on, what will be the 13th letter from the right ?
(1) M
(2) N
(3) O
(4) L
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.4. If the first and the second letters in the word ‘DEPRESSION’ were interchanged, also the third and the fourth letters, the fifth and sixth letters and so on, which of the following would be the seventh letter from the right ?
(1) R
(2) O
(3) S
(4) I
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.5. In a row of girls, if Seeta who is 10th from the left and Lina who is 9th from the right interchange their seats, Seeta becomes 15th from the left. How many girls are there in the row ?
(1) 16
(2) 18
(3) 19
(4) 22
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.6-10. Read the information given below and answer the questions. Six plays A, B, C, D, E and F of a famous playwright are to be staged one on each day from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance with the following.
(1) A must be on the immediately previous day of the on which E is staged.
(2) C must not be staged on Tuesday.
(3) B must be on a day which immediately follows the day on which F is staged.
(4) D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B.
(5) E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule.

Q.6. Which of the following is the schedule of plays, with the order of their staging from Monday ?
(1) E A B F D C
(2) A F B E D C
(3) A F B C D E
(4) F A B E D C
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.7. Play C cannot definitely be staged on which of the following days in addition to Tuesday ?
(1) Monday
(2) Wednesday
(3) Thursday
(4) Friday (5) Saturday

Q.8. Play D is between which of the following pairs of plays ?
(1) C and E
(2) E and F
(3) A and E
(4) B and E
(5) C and F

Q.9. Which of the following plays is on Monday ?
(1) E
(2) A
(3) F
(4) B
(5) C

Q.10. Which of the following plays immediately follows B ?
(1) F
(2) E
(3) D
(4) C
(5) A

This is a test to see how well you know English. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on grammar & vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, comprehension of a passage etc.
Q.1-2. Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
Q.1. Most of the third world / country are experiencing / the ethnic or communal problem/
(1) (2) (3)
in varying degrees. / No error.
(4) (5)

Q.2. The regaining of freedom / as we well know has given rise for / many dormant issues /
(1) (2) (3)
and conflicts in our society. No error.
(4) (5)

Q.3-4. Pick out from the words given below each sentence the word which would complete the sentence correctly and meaningfully.
Q.3. Continuous unemployment has induced in the people a kind of _____ which is most depressing.
(1) laziness
(2) encouragement
(3) satisfaction
(4) anger
(5) awakening

Q.4. He wants me to look ____ his garden during his absence.
(1) at
(2) over
(3) after
(4) into
(5) from

Q.5-10. In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The true (5) of rights is duty. If we all (6) our duties, rights will not be (7) to seek. If leaving duties unperformed we run (8) rights, they will (9) us like an elusive person. The more we pursue them, the farther (10) they fly.

Q.5. (1) end (2) source (3) joy (4) purpose (5) power
Q.6. (1) deny (2) devote (3) discharge (4) imagine (5) fulfill
Q.7. (1) far (2) close (3) easy (4) against (5) common
Q.8. (1) as (2) after (3) at (4) from (5) for
Q.9. (1) hold (2) grab (3) fight (4) escape (5) chase
Q.10. (1) off (2) can (3) did (4) could (5) towards

Questions in the Technical Knowledge in concerned discipline Test will be based on the subject of specialisation.

This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs.

Directions :
In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is shown by a question mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2, 3 and 4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5) i.e. ‘Other than those given as options’ as your answer.

Q.1. 42 + 73 + 137 = ?
(1) 352
(2) 252
(3) 242
(4) 142
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.2. 20 × 1/ 2 = ?
(1) 4
(2) 5
(3) 12
(4) 20
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.3. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ?
(1) Rs.3/-
(2) Rs.5/-
(3) Rs.10/-
(4) Rs.20/- (5) Other than those given as options

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.
Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest.

Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :
Attribute | % of Employees Giving Different Ranks :
I | II | III | IV | V | VI :
Seniority 32 17 22 19 5 5
Perseverance 14 19 17 9 27 14
Efficiency 15 19 21 14 14 17
Intelligence 10 14 10 14 17 35
Honesty 24 17 7 9 27 16
Sociability 5 14 23 35 10 13

Q.4. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?
(1) Perseverance
(2) Seniority
(3) Honesty
(4) Sociability
(5) Efficiency

Q.5. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence ?
(1) 119
(2) 98
(3) 77
(4) 70
(5) 10

Q.6. Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion ?
(1) Honesty
(2) Intelligence
(3) Perseverance
(4) Efficiency
(5) Sociability

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