CDS Questions

Ordering of Sentences

The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: The beginning of the universe had, of course, been discussed for a long time.
  • P: One argument of such a beginning was the feeling that it was necessary to have a first cause to explain the existence of the universe.
  • Q: He pointed out that civilization is progressing, and we remember who performed this deed or developed that technique;
  • R: According to a number of early cosmologies in the Jewish/Christian/Muslim tradition, the universe started at a finite and not very distant time in the past.
  • S: Another argument was put forward by St. Augustine in his book, The City of God.
  1. QRSP
  2. RPSQ
  3. PSQR
  4. SQPR

Ordering of Sentences

The first line (S1) is fixed. Arrange the other four lines P, Q, R and S in a logical sequence.

  • S1: I was so eager not to disappoint my parents that I ran errands for anyone.
  • P: On the way a boy on a bicycle crashed into me and my left shoulder hurt so much that my eyes watered.
  • Q: Only then did I cry
  • R: But I still went and bought the maize, took it to my neighbours and then went home.
  • S: One day my neighbours asked me to buy some maize for them from the bazaar.
  1. SPRQ
  2. PQSR
  3. QRPS
  4. RSQP

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. The celebrations of economic recovery in Washington may be as premature as that 'Mission Accomplished' banner hung on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hail the end of the Iraq war.
  • B. Meanwhile, in the real world, the struggles of families and communities continue unabated.
  • C. Washington responded to the favourable turn in economic news with enthusiasm.
  • D. The celebrations and high-fives up and down Pennsylvania Avenue are not to be found beyond the Beltway.
  • E. When the third quarter GDP showed growth of 7.2% and the monthly unemployment rate dipped to six per cent euphoria gripped the US capital.
  1. ECBDA
  2. ECABD
  3. CEDAB
  4. ACEDB

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. Experts such as Larry Burns, head of research at GM, reckon that only such a full hearted leap will allow the world to cope with the mass motorization that will one day come to China or India.
  • B. But once hydrogen is being produced from biomass or extracted from underground coal or made from water, using nuclear or renewable electricity, the way will be open for a huge reduction in carbon emissions from the whole system.
  • C. In theory, once all the bugs have been sorted out, fuel cells should deliver better total fuel economy than any existing engines.
  • D. That is twice as good as the internal combustion engine, but only five percentage points better than a diesel hybrid.
  • E. Allowing for the resources needed to extract hydrogen from hydrocarbon, oil coal or gas, the fuel cell has an efficiency of 30%.
  1. ACEBD
  2. CEDBA
  3. CEBDA
  4. AEDBC

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. This is now orthodoxy to which I subscribe - up to a point.
  • B. It emerged from the mathematics of chance and statistics.
  • C. Therefore the risk is measurable and manageable.
  • D. The fundamental concept: Prices are not predictable, but the mathematical laws of chance can describe their fluctuations.
  • E. This is how what business schools now call modern finance was born.
  1. EBDCA
  2. DCBEA
  3. ABDCE
  4. ADCBE

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in below question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. If caught in the act, they were punished, not for the crime, but for allowing themselves to be caught another lash of the whip.
  • B. The bellicose Spartans sacrificed all the finer things in life for military expertise.
  • C. Those fortunate enough to survive babyhood were taken away from their mothers at the age of seven to undergo rigorous military training.
  • D. This consisted mainly of beatings and deprivations of all kinds like going around barefoot in winter, and worse, starvation so that they would be forced to steal food to survive.
  • E. Male children were examined at birth by the city council and those deemed too weak to become soldiers were left to die of exposure.
  1. ECDAB
  2. BCDAE
  3. BECDA
  4. ECADB

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. Passivity is not, of course, universal.
  • B. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
  • C. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.
  • D. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
  • E. This depends on an assessment of the political situation.
  1. BEDAC
  2. ABCDE
  3. EDBAC
  4. CDABE

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. Branded disposable diapers are available at many supermarkets and drug stores.
  • B. If one supermarket sets a higher price for a diaper, customers may buy that brand elsewhere.
  • C. By contrast, the demand for private-label products may be less price sensitive since it is available only at a corresponding supermarket chain.
  • D. So the demand for branded diapers at any particular store may be quite price sensitive.
  • E. For instance, only SavOn Drugs stores sell SavOn Drugs diapers.
  • F. Then stores should set a higher incremental margin percentage for private label diapers.
  1. ABCDEF
  2. AEDBCF
  3. ABCEDF
  4. ADBCEF

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. As officials, their vision of a country shouldn't run too far beyond that of the local people with whom they have to deal.
  • B. Ambassadors have to choose their words.
  • C. To say what they feel they have to say, they appear to be denying or ignoring part of what they know.
  • D. So, with ambassadors as with other expatriates in black Africa, there appears at a first meeting a kind of ambivalence.
  • E. They do a specialized job and it is necessary for them to live ceremonial lives.
  1. BEADC
  2. BCEDA
  3. BEDAC
  4. BCDEA

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentence from among the given choices.

  • A. He felt justified in bypassing Congress altogether on a variety of moves.
  • B. At times he was fighting the entire Congress.
  • C. Bush felt he had a mission to restore power to the presidency.
  • D. Bush was not fighting just the democrats.
  • E. Representatives democracy is a messy business, and a CEO of the white House does not like a legislature of second guessers and time wasters.
  1. CAEDB
  2. CEADB
  3. DBAEC
  4. ECDBA

Ordering of Sentences

There are five sentences. The sentence labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

  • A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.
  • B. Some work supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.
  • C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.
  • D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.
  • E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.
  1. BCDE
  2. BDCE
  3. DBEC
  4. ECBD

Ordering of Sentences

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

  • A. Call it the third wave sweeping the Indian media.
  • B. Now they are starring in a new role, as suave dealmakers who are in a hurry to strike alliances and agreements.
  • C. Look around and you will find a host of deals that have been inked or are ready to be finalized.
  • D. Then the media barons wrested back control from their editors, and turned marketing warriors with the brand as their missile.
  • E. The first came with those magnificent men in their mahogany chambers who took on the world with their mighty fountain pens.
  1. ACBED
  2. CEBDA
  3. AEDBC
  4. CAEBD

GC Matter

Which one of the following is an example of chemical change?

  1. Burning of paper
  2. Magnetization of soft iron
  3. dissolution of cane sugar in water
  4. Preparation of ice cubes from water

GB Living Organisms

Plants contain a variety of sterols like stigmasterol, ergosterol, sitosterol etc., Which very closely resemble cholesterol. These plant sterols are referred as:

  1. Phytosterols
  2. Calciferols
  3. Ergocalciferols
  4. Lumisterols

GB Life Processes

In artificial insemination (AI) process, which of the following is/are introduced into the uterus of the female?

  1. Egg only
  2. Fertilized egg
  3. Sperm only
  4. Egg and sperm

GB Food Nutrition GB Health

Which one of the following vitamins has a role in blood clotting?

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin B
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Vitamin K

GB Food Nutrition

Glucose is a source of energy. Which one of the following types of molecule is Glucose?

  1. Carbohydrate
  2. Protein
  3. Fat
  4. Nucleic acid

GB Cells Tissues

The living content of cell is called protoplasm. It is composed of:

  1. Cytoplasm only
  2. Cytoplasm and nucleoplasm
  3. Nucleoplasm only
  4. Cytoplasm, nucleoplasm and other organelles

GB Food Nutrition GB Health

Which one of the following pairs of vitamin and diseases is/are correctly matched?

  1. Vitamin A : Rickets
  2. Vitamin B1 : Beriberi
  3. Vitamin C : Scurvy

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

GP Light

A myopic person has a power of -1.25 Dioptre. What is the focal length and nature of his lens?

  1. 50 cm and convex lens
  2. 80 cm and convex lens
  3. 50 cm and concave lens
  4. 80 cm and concave lens

GP Heat

A piece of ice, 100 g in mass is kept at 0°C. The amount of heat it requires to melt at 0°C is (take latent heat of melting of ice to be 333.6 J/g):

  1. 750.6 J
  2. 83.4 J
  3. 33360 J
  4. 3.336 J

GP Sound Waves

A person rings a metallic bell near a strong concrete wall. He hears the echo after 0.3 s. If the sound moves with a speed of 340 m/s, how far is the wall from him?

  1. 102 m
  2. 11 m
  3. 51 m
  4. 30 m

GP Measurement

The SI unit of mechanical power is:

  1. Joule
  2. Watt
  3. Newton-second
  4. Joule-second

GP Heat

Two system are said to be in thermal equilibrium if and only if:

  1. there can be a heat flow between them even are at different temperatures
  2. there cannot be a heat flow between them even if they are at different temperatures
  3. there is no heat flow between them
  4. their temperature are slightly different

GC Atomic Structure

The mass number of an atom is determined by

  1. the number of protons only
  2. adding the number of neutrons and number of electrons
  3. adding the number of protons and number of electrons
  4. adding the number of neutrons and number of protons

GC Atomic Structure

Which of the following pairs represents isoelectronic ions

  1. Mg2+, Ca2+
  2. Na+, K+
  3. K+, Mg2+
  4. Ca2+, S2-

GC Atomic Structure

Which one among the following contains the most neutrons?

  1. 6129Cu
  2. 5926Fe
  3. 6030Zn2+
  4. 6130Zn

GC Atomic Structure

Two atoms are said to be isotopes if

  1. they have the same atomic number but different mass numbers
  2. the sum of the number of protons and neutrons is the same, but the number of protons is different
  3. they have the same number of neutrons but different modes of radioactive decay
  4. they have the same number of neutrons but different mass numbers

GC Atomic Structure

The number of aluminium ions present in 54 g of aluminium (atomic weight 27) is

  1. 2
  2. 18
  3. 1.2 x 1024
  4. 1.1 x 1024

GC Atomic Structure

Which one of the following is the correct electronic configuration of chlorine

  1. 2, 8, 8
  2. 2, 7, 8
  3. 7, 8, 2
  4. 2, 8, 7

GC Atomic Structure

The most of the mass of the atom can be found in

  1. nucleus
  2. electron cloud
  3. charges
  4. electrons

GC Atomic Structure

How many grams of MgCO3 contain 24.00 g of oxygen? (The molar mass of MgCO3 is 84.30 g mol–1)

  1. 42.15 g
  2. 84.30 g
  3. 126.00 g
  4. 154.00 g

GP Light

Which one of the following processes explains the splitting of a beam of white light into its constituent colours?

  1. Polarization
  2. Dispersion
  3. Diffraction
  4. Reflection

GP Light

Consider the following statements:

A real image

  1. can be formed on a screen
  2. is always magnified and inverted

Which of the statements given above is/are correct

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

GP Light

An optician prescribes a power = - 0.5 dioptre. The corresponding lens must be a

  1. convex lens of focal length 2 m
  2. concave lens of focal length 50 cm
  3. concave lens of focal length 2 m
  4. convex lens of focal length 50 cm

GP Light

If the speed of light in air is 3 x 108 m/s, the speed of light in glass (with refractive index 1.5) would be

  1. 4.5 x 108 m/s
  2. 1.5 x 108 m/s
  3. 2 x 108 m/s
  4. 3 x 108 m/s

GP Light

While looking at the image formed by a convex lens (one half of the lens is covered with black paper), which one of the following will happen to the image?

  1. Half of the image will be visible
  2. One can see an image of smaller size
  3. Intensity of the image will be diminished
  4. Image will be inverted

GP Sound Waves

A sound wave has frequency of 2 kHz and wavelength of 35 cm. If an observer is 1.4 km away from the source, after what time interval could the observer hear the sound?

  1. 0.5 s
  2. 2 s
  3. 4 s
  4. 20 s

GP Sound Waves

Ultrasonic waves of frequency 3 × 105 Hz are passed through a medium where speed of sound is 10 times that in air (Speed of sound in air is 300 m/s). The wavelength of this wave in that medium will be of the order of

  1. 0.1 cm
  2. 1 cm
  3. 10 cm
  4. 100 cm

GP Magnetism

A current-carrying wire is known to produce magnetic lines of force around the conducting straight wire. The direction of the lines of force may be described by

  1. left-hand thumb rule for up-current and right-hand thumb rule for down current
  2. right-hand thumb rule for both up and down currents
  3. right-hand thumb rule for up-current and left-hand thumb rule for down current
  4. left-hand thumb rule for both up and down currents

GP Electricity

During Short circuiting, the current flowing in the electrical circuit

  1. increases instantaneously
  2. reduces substantially
  3. varies continuously
  4. does not change

GP Magnetism

A cyclotron accelerates particles of mass m and change q. The energy of particles emerging is proportional to

  1. q/m2
  2. q2/m
  3. q2/m2
  4. q

GP Electricity

The electric field inside a perfectly conducting hollow object is

  1. infinite
  2. dependent upon the shape of the object
  3. zero

GP Electricity

Van de graaff generator is used for

  1. generating large currents
  2. accelerating charged particles
  3. generating electric field
  4. generating high-frequency voltage

GP Electricity

Two conducting wires A and B are made of same material. If the length of B is twice that of A and the radius of circular cross-section of A is twice that of B, then their resistances RA and RB are in the ratio

  1. 1 : 2
  2. 2 : 1
  3. 1 : 4
  4. 1 : 8

GP Magnetism

A force F, acting on an electric charge q, in presence of an electromagnetic field, moves the charge parallel to the magnetic field with velocity v. Then F is equal to (where E and B are electric field and magnetic field respectively)

  1. q(v x B)
  2. q(v x E)
  3. qB
  4. qE

GP Electricity

Which one of the following circuit elements is an active component?

  1. Transistor
  2. Capacitor
  3. Resistor
  4. Inductor

GP Electricity

A fuse is used in the electric circuit to

  1. break the circuit when power gets off
  2. complete the circuit for flow of current
  3. break the circuit when excessive current flows through the circuit
  4. indicate if the current is flowing uninterrupted

GP Heat

The Celsius temperature is a/an

  1. approximate temperature
  2. absolute temperature
  3. specific temperature
  4. relative temperature