Syntel Placement Paper : Syntel Placement Paper Chennai 11 November 2012
Written test questions :
Q1. In a circus there are five entertainers P, Q, R, S, T. There is a card player, a fire walker and a joker in the circus. T is the husband of a member of the circus and the two are the only married couple in the circus. Q is the brother of R. Q is neither a fire walker nor a joker. None of the women is either a card player or a joker. P and S are unmarried and neither of them is a card player or a fire walker or a joker.Which of the following entertainers is T’s wife?
Q2. Find out the one word among the options which cannot be formed by using the letters of the word as given in each question.
Q3. Question contains four scattered segments of a sentence. Indicate the sequence which correctly assembles the segments and completes the sentence.
a. which naturally lacks in conviction
b. but the theory too is interesting
c. though there is a great deal of theory without application
d. the successful application of any art is delightful
d b c a
b d c a
c d a b
a b c d
Q4. Choose the word or phrase which best completes the sentence.
Anil entered college .....when sixteen years were his a geat sixteen years age when he had sixteen year sat the age of sixteen
Q5. If * represents addition and $ represents subtraction, what is the value of the following expression?
5 * 15 $ 15 $ 10 $ 20 * 25 $ 35 * 25 $ 20 * 25 $ 10
Q6. Each question has a set of four statements. Each statement has three segments. Choose the alternative where the third segment in the statement can be logically deduced using both the preceding two, but not just from one of them.
A. No ghosts laugh; some who laugh are demons; some demons are not ghosts.
B. Some lunatic people are guitarists; all lunatic people are vocalists; some vocalists are guitarists.
C. All jesters are colorful; some jesters do not sing; some singers are not colorful.
D. Soccer players indulge in betting; those who bet are punished; those who are punished are not soccer players.
A and B only
A and D
Q7. Choose the best word/phrase to replace the underlined part in accordance with grammatical usage, wherever necessary.
We are looking forward to see you again.
forward to see
None of these
forward to seen
forward to seeing
Q8. Solve the following question:.
If Tanja is younger than Tarunya, Tanya is younger than Tobaiah and Tobaiah is as old as Tarunya then which of the following statements is necessarily true ?
Tanya is older than Tanja.
We cannot make any inference on the ages of Tanja and Tanya.
Tanja is as old as Tanya.
Tanja is older than Tanya.
Q9. Identify the pair of words which has a relationship similar to the pair in question.
Story : Epic
Habit : Old
Custom : Solemn
Foil : Toil
Q10. If $ represents addition and * represents subtraction, what is the value of the following expression?
15 * 5 $ 15 $ 10 $ 30 * 25 * 35 * 25 $ 20 * 25 * 20
Q11. In a certain code language if “METRO” is coded as NGWVT, then how will you cod “MANGO”
Q12. Choose the best word/phrase to replace the underlined part in accordance with grammatical usage, wherever necessary.
In his middle age even he preferred working hard than to amusing himself.
Even in his middle age
In his middle age too
None of these
In his middle age even
Q13. Each question has a set of four statements. Each statement has three segments. Choose the alternative where the third segment in the statement can be logically deduced using both the preceding two, but not just from one of them.
A. No clerks cry; Some who cry are phoenixes; Some phoenixes are not clerks.
B. All dreams are colourful; Some dreams are not scary; Some that are scary are not colourful.
C. Jesters indulge in lying; Those who lie are crucified; Some who are crucified are not jesters.
D. Some modern artists are moody; All modern artists are gourmands; Some gourmands are moody.
A and B
A and D
Q14. Read the paragraph carefully and answer the questions below it.
(i) A,B,C,D,E,F and G are sitting on a wall and all of them are facing east.
(ii) C is on the immediate right of D.
(iii) B is at an extreme end and has E as his neighbour.
(iv) G is between E and F.
(v) D is sitting third from the south end.
Which of the following pairs of people are sitting at the extreme ends?
Q15. Identify the pair of words which has a relationship similar to the pair in question.
Crime : Accomplice
Journey : Train
Legislation : Parliament
Repair : Mechanic
Q16. Each question has a main statement followed by four statements labeled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of statements where the first statement implies the second and the two statements are logically consistent with the main statement.
Whenever Sam walked in the park, he noticed a rainbow.
A. Sam did not walk in the park.
B. Sam did not notice a rainbow.
C. Sam noticed a rainbow.
D. Sam walked in the park.
A B and C D
Q17. There are 4 items presented here.
BGSRUTPEUPTRE; BGSRTUPEUPTRE; BGSRTUPEUPRTE; BSGRTUEPUPTRE
Mark 1, if only 1 item is different from others.
Mark 2, if 2 items are differerent from the remaining two.
Mark 3, all items are different.
Mark 4 if all items are the same and no item is different from the others.
Q18. Choose the best word/phrase to replace the underlined part in accordance with grammatical usage, wherever necessary.
Of the three branches of the armed service, the Air Force has been the more favoured in recent years.
has been the more
have been the most
have been the more
has been the most
Q19. The most vulnerable section of the society from the point of view is the students.
However if these become violent, the antisocial elements get encouraged and undisciplined and put all proper working out of gear.
a. Revolutionary and new fledged ideas have a great appeal to them.
b. Agitations may be non-violent methods of protest.
c. They cannot resist the charm of persuasion.
d. They are to be taught that without discipline they cannot get proper education.
Q20. The following CAPITALIZED pair of words is followed by four other pairs. Choose the pair, which has a relationship similar to that in the capitalized pair.
MONEY : EMBEZZLEMENT
Radiation : Bomb
Writing : Plagiarism
Remarks : Insult
Bank : Cashier
Q21. Sentence has been broken up into four parts sequentially. Choose the part which has a mistake or word(s) not quite appropriate.
have always adviced
Advocates of non-violence
to the most complex problems.
Q22. What day of the week would be 26th March, 2023?
Q23. For each question in this section, select the best answer.
Now is an excellent time to invest in the catering business. A survey conducted by Weddings magazine found that 70 percent of the magazine’s readers want a catered wedding reception. An analysis of the catering industry, however, shows that the current number of caterers serve only 55 percent of the weddings likely to occur each year.
Which of the following, if true, would undermine the validity of the investment advice in the paragraph above?
Only half of all catered wedding receptions include sit-down meals.
Approximately a quarter of all weddings take place without a reception.
The average wedding reception involves between 50 to 100 guests.
Only half of those who say they want to have a catered wedding actually have one.
Q24. Read the question below to answer the question.
A mobile is found in the bus. The driver asks two passengers A and B if they know the owner. A says “I am the owner” and B says “I don’t know the owner. The mobile does not belong to A". If one of them is lying, which of the following is true?
B is the owner.
A is the owner.
A is not the owner.
Q25. A sentence is broken up into four parts sequentially. Choose the part that has an error.
felt badly about
losing all his crop
Q26. The following are the details of the score of 5 students in 5 subjects– Hindi, Math, English, Science and Social Science. The maximum marks of the test in each of these subjects is 20.
The highest scorer scored a total of 90 marks in all subjects put together. Mala got 13 in Math and Miralini 10 in Science. Malathi’s total was less than Mala’s. Malini is one of these 5 students. Madhuri got as many marks as Miralini. None got 20 marks in any subject. Who scored the highest total in all these subjects put together?
Q27. Answer each of these questions independently
From a bag containing 34 balls, one ball weighs 4 grams and all the other weigh 5 grams each. Using a simple balance where balls can be kept on either pan, what is the minimum weighs required to identify the defective ball?
Q28. Select the best answer.
Reading poetry in translation has been described as an experience akin to looking at the wrong side of a carpet, for a translation can seldom match the colour and the sheen of the original. A harsh pronouncement no doubt, but contains an element of truth.
Which of the following can be inferred from the passage ?
A good translator is one who has expertise in both languages.
Certain literary works cannot be translated from one language to another.
Poetry is similar to a carpet in its colour and sheen.
A translated work often doesn’t have the beauty of the original.
Q29. The following CAPITALIZED pair of words is followed by four other pairs. Choose the pair, which has a relationship similar to that in the capitalized pair.
DISCOVER : SEARCH
Settle : Negotiation
Scalpel : Operation
Fly : Bird
Heat : Oven
Q30. Direction for question: Answer the question based on the following alphanumeric series:
1 8 W R A 4 Z 9 H T Q 7 S 4 U 5 V 2.
If the second half of the above series is reversed, and then all numericals taken out to form a series, then what would be 4th number in such a series ?
Q31. Choose the word or phrase which best completes the sentence.
.........., he would have signed his name in the corner.
If Hussain had painted that picture
If Hussain would have painted that
If Hussain painted that picture
If Hussain paints that picture
Q32. A person starts from his office and goes towards his house. To reach his house, he has to follow the following directions: Travel 5km towards northeast from the office followed by 5km towards southeast; then travel 5km towards southwest followed 5km towards northwest. Approximately how far is the office from his house (in km)?
Q33. Each question below has a set of four statements. Each statement has three segments Choose the alternative where the third segment in the statement can be logically deduced from the preceding two.
A. Tarun is a graduate. A few graduates are artists. Tarun may be an artist.
B. Some graduates draw. Some graduates paint. All graduates are artists.
C. Arun is a painter. Sam is a writer. Some men are painters.
D. Authors are critics. Some critics write. No writer is an author.
None of these
Q34. Choose the best word/phrase to replace the underlined part in accordance with grammatical usage, wherever necessary.
In spite of all his faults I cannot but like him.
but like him
but to like him
Q35. Direction for question: Answer the question based on the following alphanumeric series:
1 2 W R A 4 F 9 H T Q 7 O 4 U 5 V 8.
If the second half of the above series is reversed, how many such letters would you find which are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number?
Q36. Each question consists of 5 statements followed by options consisting of 3 statement put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements.
A. Herbal cosmetics are in great demand.
B. Revlon and Wella are in great demand.
C. Revlon is in great demand.
D. Wella is in great demand.
E. Revlon and Wella are herbal cosmetics.
Q37. K,s father,s brother,s daughter,s husband,s mother-in-law is related to K as
Q38. The question consists of five statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements.
A. All states vote for JPP Party.
B. Mumbi votes for JPP Party.
C. Mumbai is a state.
D. Some states vote for JPP Party.
E. Mumbai votes only for JPP Party.
Q39. From among the four options, choose the one that is different from the others. i.e. find the odd one out that does not belong to the group.
Q40. For each question in this section, select the best answer.
For over fifty years, the ocean-freight industry worked to make ocean freighters faster and to lower their fuel consumption. Despite considerable success, the economics of the industry grew worse, until the industry was almost dead. What was wrong was an incongruity between assumptions and realities. The real costs came not from time spent at sea, but from time spent in port during loading and unloading.
Which of the following actions would be most likely to lead to a solution of the problem faced by the ocean freight industry, as it is analysed in the passage?
Implementing a system to ensure that ocean freighters are loaded to capacity whenever they leave a port.
Developing a ship whose freight capacity related to the ship’s total volume is much larger than that of any existing ship.
Developing a ship’s engine that runs on a cheaper type of fuel than that traditionally used by ocean freighters.
Developing a ship with accessible cargo compartments that can be mechanically loaded and unloaded very rapidly.
Q41. If $ represents addition and * represents subtraction, what is the value of the following expression?
15 * 5 $ 15 $ 10 $ 30 * 15 $ 35 * 25 $ 20 * 25 $ 10
Q42. Question below consists of a sentence, part or whole of which is underlined. From the choices given below, choose the option that follows rules of standard written English.
The Soviet Union has restricted its economy toward the goal of diminishing and to possibly replace United States’ influence.
possibly to replace
to possibly replace
to replace possibly
Q43. There is an alarming growth of engineering and other professional colleges in the state. Several families are put into deep financial crisis because of the huge capitation fee demanded by professional institutions. It is high time we took stock of the number of students who continue to be unemployed or poorly employed after qualifying from these professional colleges.
Which of the following can be inferred from the passage above?
There are more number of colleges than expected, which collect capitation fee from students.
A sound policy of man-power planning and the corresponding growth of educational institutions, is lacking.
Industry is not taken into confidence while designing course curricula for professional colleges.
Educational policy makers and planners are unaware of the changing trends in professional education.
Q44. Direction for question: Answer the question based on the following alphanumeric series:
1 2 W R A 3 F 9 H T Q 7 O 4 U 5 V 8.
If the first half of the above series is reversed, and then all numericals taken out to form a series, then what would be 5th number in such a series ?
Q45. Question consists of few statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two.
A. No attendants are qualified.
B. Some nurses are qualified.
C. Some nurses are not qualified.
D. All nurses are attendants.
E. All attendants are qualified.
F. Some attendants are qualified.
Q46. Money::Embezzlement ( and similar 4 options)