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Section I: Arithmetic reasoning & Analytical thinking 25 Min

Section I of Infosys Previous Year Question Paper

Direction for question 1 to 4 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Refer to the following data and answer the questions that follow:

Rating of importance of certain factors to production is given on a scale of 0 to 100, country wise.

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These factors comprise the ‘Production Rating Factor (PRF)’ of a country. The weights of these factors contribution to PRF are;

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1.  PRF for which country is the highest?

a.  USA

b.  UK

c.   Germany

d.  Japan

2.  The PRF for India is

a.  60                                b.  56             c.   72                                d.  64

3.  If  the  PRF  for  UK  should  be  made  equal  to  the PRF for USA, to how much should the training for plant maintenance be increased?

a.  88.33                           b.  88.00                     c.   87.33                           d.  89

4.  In  the PRF for India  which factor makes the highest effective contribution?

a.    Plant maintenance                       b.    Technology

c.    After sales service                          d.    Training

Direction for question 5 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Refer to the following data and answer the questions that follow:

5.  Number       of       female       students       studying Management   is   what   percentage   of   the   total student population?

a.  27          b. 7       c.   25          d.  17

 Directions for questions 6 to 10 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combinations of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

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Directions for questions 6 to 10 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combinations of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

6.  A. Good people are educated.

B. Some girls are bad.

C. Ram is good.

D. Ram and Lata are friends.

E. Ram is educated.

F. Lata is an educated girl.

a.  BCE                              b.  ACE

c.   DEF                              d.  ADF

7.  A. Good managers are intuitive.

B. Some managers are women.

C. Supriya is intuitive.

D. Supriya is a woman.

E. Some women are intuitive.

F. Supriya is a good manager.

a.  BCE                              b.  ABD

c.   AFC                              d.  ADF

8.  A. All crows are birds.

B. All birds are black.

C. All crows are black.

D. All crows have beaks.

E. All crows lay eggs.

F. All birds have claws.

a.  ABC                              b.  BCD

c.   ADE                             d.  DEF

9.  A. Iran and Iraq are members of the UN.

B. Not all members of the UN are friends.

C. Iran and Iraq are neighbours.

D. Some UN members are friends.

E. Iran and Iraq are not friends.

F. All neighbours are not friends.

a.    AEB                            b.    ABD                 c. CDF                            d.    AEF

10. A. Shyam won a lottery.

B. Shyam lost in a chess game.

C. One need not be intelligent to win a lottery

D. Shyam may not be intelligent.

E.  One  need  not  be  intelligent  to  win  a  chess game.

F. Shyam plays chess.

a.  BEF                              b.  ACD

c.   BDE                              d.  BDF

Directions  for  questions  11  to  15 in Infosys Previous Year Question PaperEach  question  is followed   by   two   statements,   I   and   II.  Mark   the answer as

1.  If the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered using the other statement alone.

2.  If the question can be answered by using either statement alone

3.  If the question can be answered by using both statements together, but cannot be answered using either statement alone.

4.  If the question cannot be answered even by using both statements together

11.What  percentage  of  the  population  of  a  village comprises of married males? c

I.             4/7 of the population comprises of females.

II.           There are 300 unmarried males.

12.What is the value of the two digit number m? d

I.            The difference between the 2 digits is 3.

II.           The sum of the two digits is 5

13.What is the digit in the unit’s place of a number with 2 digits? c

I.            The sum of the digits of the number is 16.

II.            If the digits are interchanged, the number remains the same.

14.Is  the  average  cost  of  60  items  greater  than  Rs.25? b

I.            Two-fifth of them cost Rs. 30 each

II.           One-third of them cost Rs 40 each.

15.If x < y < z are odd integers, are they consecutive odd integers? a

I.            2x< 4

II.           y is the average of x and z

Section II: Mathematical critical reasoning & Logical reasoning                                  35 min                          

Section II of Infosys Previous Year Question Paper.

1.  If  NEVER  –  DRIVE  =  RIDE;  what  is  the  numerical value of N+E+V+E+R? (Given that value of E is 3)

a.  26         b.  25      c.   27      d.  None

2.  A  passenger  train  covers  the  distance  between stations X and Y, 50 minutes faster than a goods train. The distance  between X  and Y is 25  km. If the   average   speed   of   the   passenger   train   is 60kmph,  find  the  average  speed  of  the  goods train?

a.  50/3 m/s                 b.  40/3 m/s      c.   50/9 m/s     d. 20 m/s

3.  Find the next alphabet pair in the series.

IF, DH, BD, ___.

a.   LM             b.  AB                    c.   FG                     d.  None

4.  A boy has 7 different toys. In how many ways he can choose one or more toys?

a.  128                     b.   129                  c.   127                  d.  5040

5.  ADD + ADD = SUB. What is the value of SUB?

a.  998       b.  908    c.   910        d.  None

Directions  for  questions  6  to  7 in Infosys Previous Year Question PaperRead  the  given information and answer questions based on it:

Rotoract   club   of   XYZ   University   is   organizing   a dancing   competition.  There   are   8   dancers-   Ram, Shyam,  Ghanshyam,  Radheshyam,  Naresh,  Suresh, Mahesh  and  Jignesh.  These  dancers  will  be  ranked from   one,   the   best   dancer,   to   eight,   the   worst dancer. The top five dancers will receive awards. The following conditions apply;

–      Naresh is a better- ranked dancer than Mahesh.

–      If Ghanshyam is awarded a prize. then Shyam ranks higher than Suresh, though both receive prizes.

–      Radheshyam  is ranked either first or fifth.

–      Radheshyam is a better-ranked dancer than Suresh

6.   Which of the following must be true?

a.  If Radheshyam ranks 1st  then Suresh ranks 3rd.

b.  If   Ghanshyam   ranks   3rd     then   Radheshyam ranks 1st.

c.   If  Radheshyam  ranks  5th   then  Naresh  ranks 2nd.

d.  If   Mahesh   does   not   receive   a   prize   then Ghanshyam does.

e.  If Jignesh ranks 4th  then Suresh ranks 3rd.

7.  Which of the following, if substituted for the rule that   if   Ghanshyam   is   awarded   a   prize,   then Shyam  ranks  higher  than  Suresh,  though  both receives  prizes,  would  have  the  same  effect  on the placement of all the dancers?

a.   If Shyam and Suresh both receive prizes, then Suresh must rank higher than Shyam.

b.   Suresh  must  rank  higher  than  Shyam  unless Ghanshyam receives a prize.

  c.   If Suresh ranks higher than Shyam or if either of    them    do    not    receive    a    prize    then Ghanshyam cannot receive a prize.

   d.   If   Ghanshyam   receives   a   prize   then   both Suresh  and  Shyam  must  also  receive  prizes and Suresh cannot be placed 1st or 2nd.

8.  In  selling  an  article  for  Rs.86  there  is  a  gain  of 54%. The gain by selling that for Rs.84 is(approx)

a.  55%                    b.  50%                  c.   48% d.  46%

9.  Find the next number in the series.

8, 24, 76,   ???     , 688, 2064

a.  225                     b.  228                   c.   485                     d.  488

10.In what ratio must  a grocer  mix two  varieties of pulses    costing    Rs.17    and    Rs.    25    per    kg respectively  so  as  to  get  a  mixture  worth  Rs. 18.50 kg?

a.   3:14                   b.  13:3                  c.   15:3                  d.  1:3

Section III: Verbal aptitude                                 35 min

Section III of Infosys Previous Year Question Paper

Directions  for  questions  1  to  5 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper:  Read  the  given passage and answer the questions that follow.

Satyagraha  is  fundamentally  a  way  of  life,  which guides the modes of political activism undertaken by the  followers  of  its  principle  (or  satyagrahi’s).  On  a personal  front  it  involves a  life committed  to  truth, chastity,   non-attachment   and   hard-work.   On   the political front, satyagraha involves utilisation of non- violent measures to  curb the opponent, and ideally to   convert   him   rather   than   to   coerce   him   into submission.  A  satyagrahi  wants  to  make  the  evil- doers  see  the  evil  that  they  are  indulging  into,  and realize  their  injustice.  In  an  ideal  way,  it  involves transforming them into acceptance of the right, and if  that  fails  to  come  around,  then  at  least  to  stop them   from   obstructing   the   right.   Picketing,   non- cooperation, peaceful marches and meetings, along with a peaceful disobedience of the laws of the land were   typical   modes   of   resistance    adopted    by satyagraha. Reverence to the opposition was one of the  unique  features  of  the  satyagraha  preached  by Gandhi.    Under    no     circumstance,    should    the opposition or the flag of the  opposition be  insulted in a Satyagraha movement. Resistance on the part of the   authorities   would   be   expected,   but   a   true

Satyagrahi   had   to   bear   all   hardships,   including physical assault with patience,  not  ever stooping to anger,  and  to  defend  the  faith  even  at  the  cost  of life. Gandhi believed that the Satyagrahis had to be extremely   strong   in   inner   strength   and   moral courage  in  order  to  do  that,  and  also  realized  that could   not   be   achieved   unless   the   Satyagrahis maintained a pure and simple life. He made his own life  a  veritable  example  of  his  teachings,  and  also turned   his   ashram   at   Sabarmati   as   a   haven   for individuals who chose to maintain a life based on his teachings.  Non-violence  of   all  forms  were  to   be resisted  and  refrained  from  Abuses  and  swearing were  strictly  prohibited  and  all  forms of  abstinence from sensual pleasures were highly advocated. Hard labor  was  an  integral  part  of  Satyagraha.  Everyone was  meant  to  work  for  his  or  her  food  and  the clothes.   Khadi   developed   as   the   very   mark   of nationalism, and simple life became the order of the day.  Absolute  secularism  and  eradication  of  every shade     of     untouchability     were     also     distinct characteristics  of  satyagraha.  It  was  only  in  such  a way,  Gandhi  believed,  that  the  Indians  would  be strong  enough  to  tread  the  paths  of  a  truly  non- violent revolution.

Gandhi achieved success in the revolutions he led in South Africa by following the path of Satyagraha. He had  an  innate  belief  that  it  would  succeed  in  India too. In fact, Gandhi had an innate belief that it would be   the  only  effective  way   to   fight  the   powerful British,  because  two  centuries  of  colonial  rule  has financially  and  morally  emasculated  India  to  such  a degree, that any other form of resistance was bound to fail. Gandhi’s satyagraha methods had few takers in  his  early  years  at  the  Indian  National  Congress. However, under the able guidance of Gopal Krishna Gokhale,     Gandhi’s     method     gradually     gained acceptance.  Gandhi  shot  into  political  prominence by successfully employing methods of Satyagraha at the   indigo   planters   revolution   at   Champaran   in Bihar.  The  same  method  was  repeated  with  similar results  at  Kheda  in  Gujarat  against  the  raised  taxes from the British authorities. Satyagraha became the foundation  of  the  non-cooperation  movement  of

1920,   following   the   infamous   Rowlatt   Act.   Non- cooperation    movement    ended    unceremoniously with  the  Chauri  Chaura  incident.  However,  it  was during the Civil Disobedience movement that Gandhi re-introduced  satyagraha  in  a  big  way.  His  peaceful denial    of    government    rules    started    with    the celebrated  Dandi  march  and  the  making  of  salt  on

12th  March  1930,  defying  the  British  Salt  Law  that

prohibited  the  making  of  salt  without  government permission. Although ridiculed in the early years by a majority   of   the   Western   and   particularly   British press,   the   true   power   of   satyagraha   was   soon realised     by     the     British     government,     as     all government   endeavors   and   enterprises   were   in doldrums   following   mass   boycott   from   Indians. Gandhi’s satyagraha reached the pinnacle of success, and Indian Nationalist movement reached a feverish pitch, forcing the government to initiate procedures towards   the   Gandhi-Irwin   pact,   followed   by   the second round table conference, where Gandhi gave one  of  his  greatest  speeches  exposing  the  evils  of the   British   rule   and   endorsing   the   methods   of satyagraha.

Satyagraha by that time has gained wide popularity, and  there  were  committed  satyagrahis  all  over  the country.  Quit  India  Movement  reclaimed  the  ideals of satyagraha, which finally  went  a long in securing Indian independence.

1.  According to the author what is satyagraha?

a.  A    process    of    fighting    against    the    laws aggressively.

b.  Hunger   strike   done   by   people   for   gaining freedom.

c.   A  peaceful  denial  of  government  laws  which were   framed   against   our   country   and   its people.

d.  Includes  peaceful  marches  and  meetings  to create awareness about freedom.

2.  It is inferred from the passage that?

a.  Satyagraha   gained   its   acceptance   by   the support of Indian national congress.

b.  Gandhiji  had  made  his  trip  to  south  africa  to make the freedom struggle more effective.

c.   Satyagraha became the foundation for Indian freedom struggle.

d.  Gandhiji  believed   satyagraha   would  be   the only   effective   way   to   fight   the   powerful British.

3.  The author says that a satyagrahi

a.  Need  to  be  physically  strong  so  a  satyagrahi must be a male.

b.  Need  to  face  lot  of  hardships  so  sathagrahi must be unmarried.

c.   Must defend the faith even at the cost of life.

d.  Must be an origin of Bihar or Gujarat.

4.  Which  of  the  following  is  true  according  to  the above passage?

a.  Sathyagraha  served  as  pure  way  but  was  not

followed  by  many  because  the  followers  had to face hardships throughout.

b.  Indians suffered a lot because almost all were sathyagrahi’s  and  so  as  a  result  they  decided to quit sathyagraha movement.

c.   Gandhi’s satyagraha gained wide popularity at the very beginning of it in India.

d.  Gandhiji    wanted    the    Satyagrahis    to    be extremely strong.

5.  Choose a suitable title for the above passage.

 a.  satyagraha , way of life

b.  Satyagraha in the Indian National Movement

c.   satyagraha, peaceful disobedience of laws.

d.  distinct characteristics of satyagraha

Directions  for  questions  6  and  10 in Infosys Previous Year Question PaperRead  the  given passage and answer the questions   asked.

The  majority  of  successful  senior  managers  do  not closely  follow  the  classical  rational  model  of  first clarifying  goals,  assessing  the  problem,  formulating options, estimating likelihoods of success, making  a decision,  and  only  then  taking  action  to  implement the   decision.   Rather,   in  their   day-by-day   tactical maneuvers,  these  senior  executives  rely  on  what  is vaguely termed “intuition” to manage  a network of interrelated problems that require them to deal with ambiguity, inconsistency, novelty, and surprise;  and to integrate action into the process to thinking.

Generations    of    writers    on    management    have recognized   that   some   practicing   managers   rely heavily   on   intuition.   In   general,   however,   such writers  display  a  poor  grasp  of  what  intuition  is. Some  see  it  as  the  opposite  of  rationality:  others view  it  as  an  excuse  for  capriciousness.  Isenberg’s recent research on the cognitive processes of senior managers reveals that managers’ intuition is neither of these. Rather, senior managers use intuition in at least  five  distinct  ways.  First,  they  intuitively  sense when  a  problem  exists.  Second,  managers  rely  on intuition  to  perform  well-learned  behavior  patterns rapidly.  This  intuition  is  not  arbitrary  or  irrational, but  is  based  on  years  of  painstaking  practice  and hands-on    experience    that    build    skills.    A    third function of intuition is to synthesize isolated bits of data and practice into an integrated picture, often in an  “Aha!”  experience.  Fourth,  some  managers  use intuition  as  a  check  on  the  results  of  more  rational

analysis. Most senior executives are familiar with the formal decision analysis models and tools, and those who   use   such   systematic   methods   for   reaching decisions    are    occasionally     leery    of    solutions suggested  by  these  methods  which  run  counter  to their  sense  of  the  correct  course  of  action.  Finally, managers   can   use   intuition   to   bypass   in-depth analysis  and  move  rapidly  to  engender  a  plausible solution.  Used  in  this  way,  intuition  is  an  almost instantaneous cognitive process in which a manager recognizes familiar patterns.

One  of  the  implications  of  the  intuitive  style  of executive     management     is     that     “thinking”     is inseparable   from   acting.   Since   managers   often “know”  what  is  right  before  they  can  analyze  and explain it, they frequently act first and explain later.

Analysis     is     inextricably     tied     to     action     in thinking/acting  cycles,  in  which  managers  develop thoughts  about  their  companies  and  organizations not  by  analyzing  a  problematic  situation  and  then acting, but by acting and analyzing in close concert. Given    the    great    uncertainty    of    many    of    the management issues that they face, senior managers often  instigate  a  course  of  action  simply  to  learn more  about  an  issue.  They  then  use  the  results  of the     action     to     develop     a     more     complete understanding   of   the   issue.   One   implication   of thinking/acting  cycles  is  that  action  is  often  part  of defining  the  problem,  not  just  of  implementing  the solution.

6.  According  to  the  passage,  senior  managers  use intuition in all of the following ways EXCEPT to

a.  speed  up  of  the  creation  of  a  solution  to  a problem

b.  identify a problem

c.   bring together disparate facts d.  stipulate clear goals

7.  The   passage   suggests   which   of   the   following about  the  “writers  on  management”  mentioned in line 12?

a.  They    have    criticized    managers    for    not following    the    classical    rational    model    of decision analysis.

b.  They   have   not   based   their   analyses   on   a sufficiently large sample of actual managers.

c.   They  have  relied in drawing their conclusions on  what  managers  say  rather  than  on  what managers do.

d.  They  have  misunderstood  how  managers  use intuition in making business decisions.

8. Which of the following best exemplifies “an ‘Aha!’ experience” as it is presented in the passage?

a. Manager risks taking an action whose outcome is unpredictable to discover whether the action changes the problem at hand.

b. A manager performs well-learned and familiar behavior patterns in creative and uncharacteristic ways to solve a problem.

c. A manager suddenly connects seemingly unrelated facts and experiences to create a pattern relevant to the problem at hand.

d. A manager rapidly identifies the methodology used to compile data yielded by systematic analysis.

9. According to the passage, the classical model of decision analysis includes all of the following EXCEPT

a. Evaluation of a problem.

b. Creation of possible solutions to a problem.

c. Establishment of clear goals to be reached by the decision.

d. Action undertaken in order to discover more information about a problem.

10. It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following would most probably be one major difference in behavior between Manager X, who uses intuition to reach decisions, and Manager Y, who uses only formal decision analysis?

a. Manager X analyzes first and then acts; Manager Y does not.

b. Manager X checks possible solutions to a problem by systematic analysis; Manager Y does not.

c. Manager X takes action in order to arrive at the solution to a problem; Manager Y does not.

d. Manager Y draws on years of hands-on experience in creating a solution to a problem; Manager X does not.

Directions for questions 11 and 18 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Fill in the blanks with the best alternative:

11. Avian influenza ______________ threat than anyone ever thought.

a. may be more bigger and more complex

b. may be a bigger and more complex

c. may be a more complex and more bigger

d. may have been the bigger and more complex

12. Spreading rumours is a risky thing to do; it is _____________.

a. like playing with fire

b. all water under the bridge

c. armed to the teeth

d. plain as a pikestaff

13. Sometimes nothing is shown on the screen because the batsman was a key batsman and getting out at that stage _______________ for that team.

a. has made life very difficult

b. makes life very difficult

c. would have made life very difficult

d. made difficulty

14. Paying attention to visual stimuli is important in the development of object recognition, and ________________ memory, motor skills and other key abilities.

a. is also needed towards the development in

b. is also needed for the development of

c. is also needed to the developing of

d. also needs to develop

15. Despite the ____ of time, space, and history, human societies the world over have confronted the same existential problems and have come to remarkably ____ solutions, differing only in superficial details.

a. Continuity – identical

b. Uniformity – diverse

c. Actualities – varied

d. Contingencies – similar

16. Although he was known to be extremely ____ in his public behavior, scholars have discovered that his diaries were written with uncommon ____.

a. reserved – frankness

b. polite – tenderness

c. modest – lucidity

d. reticent – vagueness

17. If the state government’s latest budget problems were ____, it would not be useful to employ them as ____ examples in the effort to avoid the inevitable effects of short sighted fiscal planning in the future.

a. Typical – representative

b. Exceptional – aberrant

c. Anomalous – illuminating

d. Solvable – insignificant

18. Just as some writers have ____ the capacity of language to express meaning, Giacometti ____ the failure of art to convey reality.

a. scoffed at – abjured

b. demonstrated – exemplified

c. denied – refuted

d. None of the above

Directions for questions 19 and 24 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper :

Read  the  paragraphs  given  and  choose  the  best option that suits the question asked.

19. When  parents  allow  their  children  to  spend  a large  amount  of  time  watching  television,  those children see many more images of violence than do  children  who  watch  very  little  TV.  The  more violent images a child sees, the more violent that child will become. The more violent a child is, the more  likely  the  child  is  to  commit  crimes  as  an adult.

If the statements in the passage  above  are true, which of the following must also be true?

a.    If  parents  did  not  allow  their  children  to watch  TV,  juvenile  delinquency  would  be unlikely.

b.    No    child    will    develop    an    aversion    to violence  if he  or she is permitted to watch TV.

c.    The  more  parents  try  to  discourage  their children  from  watching  TV;  the more  likely those children are to become criminals.

d.    If  a  child  sees  more  images  of  violence  on TV,  the  likelihood  of  that  child  committing crimes as an adult increases.

20. Many  adults, no  matter  what their age,  respond to  adversity  by  seeking  advice  only  from  their parents.       Consciously       they       regress       to psychological  state  of  childhood  dependence  in which  the  parent  is  seen  as  the  only  source  of wisdom and comfort. Adults, who do not regress to   this   childhood   mode,   turn   for   advice   in adversity only to other loved ones- a spouse or a best friend whom they perceive and relate to as peers.

If all the above statements are true, which of the following must be true?

a.    Adults who do suffer adversity look only to their parents for advice.

b.    No   adults   seek   advice   in  adversity   from total strangers

c.     Adults  who  seek  advice  in  adversity  from their   parents   do   not   expect   to   receive wisdom and comfort.

d.    Adults  who  regress  to  a  state  of  childhood dependence lose touch with their parents.

21. University  systems  that  use  graduation  rates  to determine      which      campuses      are      allotted additional   funds,   are   acting   counter   to   their stated goals. The universities  say  they  are trying to raise academic standards, yet they are actually encouraging    campuses    to    graduate    students regardless of achievement.

Which  of  the  following,  if  true,  would  help  to validate  the  approach  taken  by  the  university systems mentioned above?

a.    Graduation rates for university systems with this  policy  are  among  the  highest  in  the nation,    but    the    graduates    from    these systems  score  poorly  on  the  tests  of  basic skills.

b.    The   campuses   that   need   the   additional funds  the  most  are  the  ones  that  have  the lowest graduation rates.

c.     The  new  funds  will  be  allotted  for  facility upgrades,  not  new  faculty  positions  or  pay increases for staff.

d.    Graduation examinations currently exist that require every graduate at each university to demonstrate         minimum         levels         of achievement.

22. A  recent  study  has  concluded  that,  contrary  to the   claims   of   those   trying   to   ban   cigarette advertisements  altogether,  cigarette  ads  placed on  billboards  and  in  magazines  have  little  to  no effect  on  the  smoking  habits  of  smokers  who view the ads.

According to the study:

a.  People  do  not  switch  cigarette  brands  based on    their    exposure    to    cigarette    ads    on billboards and magazines.

b.  Cigarette ads on billboards and magazines do not  encourage  non  smokers  to  take  up  the habit.

c.   Banning      cigarette      ads      altogether      will encourage people to give up smoking.

d.  People   are   consciously   aware   of   all   the reasons they choose to smoke.

23.The    Environmental    Protection    Agency    must respond to the hazard to children’s health posed by exposure to asbestos fibers released in the air in  school  classrooms.  Since  it  is  impossible  to close school buildings, the best plan would be to initiate  programs  that  mandate  the  immediate removal of asbestos from all the school buildings that are found to contain asbestos, regardless of whether or not the buildings are in use.

Which  of  the  following,  if  true,  is  the  strongest reason  for  the  Environmental  Protection  Agency not to follow the plan outlined above?

a.  The     techniques     available     for     removing asbestos  often  increase  the  level  of  airborne asbestos.

b.  Schools     are     places     where     asbestos     is especially likely to be released into the air by the action of the occupants.

c.   Children  exposed  to  airborne  asbestos  run  a greater   risk   of   developing   cancer   than   do adults exposed to airborne asbestos.

d.  The  cost  of  removing  asbestos  varies  from school  to  school,  depending  on  accessibility and the quantity of asbestos to be removed.

e.  It is impossible to determine with any degree of    certainty     if    and     when    construction materials   that   contain   asbestos   will   break down and release asbestos fibers into the air.

24.Aedes  albopictus, a variety of mosquito  that has recently   established   itself   in   the   southeastern United   States,   is   less   widespread   than   the indigenous  swamp  mosquito.  Both  the  swamp mosquito and A. albopictus can carry viruses that are sometimes fatal to humans, but A. albopictus is a greater danger to public health.

Each of the following, if true, provides additional information that strengthens the judgment given about the danger to public health EXCEPT:

a.  Unlike   the   swamp   mosquito,   A.   albopictus originated  in  Asia,  and  larvae  of  it  were  not observed in the United States before the mid-1980’s.

b.  Unlike   the   swamp   mosquito,   A.   albopictus tends  to  spend  most  of  its  adult  life  near human habitation.

c.   Unlike  swamp  mosquito  larvae,  A.  albopictus larvae  survive  in  flower  pots,  tin  cans,  and many small household objects that hold a little water.

d.  In  comparison  with  the  swamp  mosquito,  A. albopictus   hosts   a   much   wider   variety   of viruses  known  to  cause  serious  diseases  in humans.

Directions for questions 25 and 32 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper :

Choose the option that is the best alternative for the underlined phrase in the sentence:

25.      Even     in     the     best     circumstances,     fierce competition    from    larger,    more    established companies make it difficult for small concerns to broaden their customer bases.

a.    make it difficult for small concerned to

b.    make it difficult for the concerned small

c.    makes it difficult for small concerns

d.    makes them difficult to the small concern

26.Unemployment   does   not   have   the   same   dire consequences today as it had in the 1930s when most     of     the     unemployed     were     primary breadwinners.

a.  than it had been in the 1930s

 b.  than it was in the 1930s

c.   as it would be in the 1930s

d.  as it did in the 1930s

27.A  “calendar  stick”  carved  centuries  ago  by  the Winnebago  tribe  may  provide  the  first  evidence that the North American Indians have developed advanced   full-year   calendars   basing   them   on systematic astronomical observation.

a.  that    the    North    American    Indians    have developed advanced full-year calendars basing them

b.  of   the   North   American   Indians   who   have developed  advanced  full-year  calendars  and based them

c.   of   the   development   of   advanced   full-year calendars  by  North  American  Indians,  basing them

d.  that  the  North  American  Indians  developed advanced full-year calendars based

28.A   1972   agreement   between   Canada   and   the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that  municipalities  had  been  allowed  to  dump into the Great Lakes.

a.  reduced   the   amount   of   phosphates   that municipalities had been allowed to dump

b.  reduced      the      phosphate      amount      that municipalities had been dumping

c.   reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump

d.  reduced   the   amount   of   phosphates   that municipalities are allowed to dump

29.A  collection  of  38  poems  by  Phillis  Wheatley,  a slave, was published in the 1770’s, the first book by  a  Black  woman  and  it  was  only  the  second published by an American woman.

a.  it   was   only   the   second   published   by   an American woman.

         b.  it   was   only   the   second   that   an   American woman published.

c.   the second one only published by an American woman.

d.  only  the  second  published  by  an  American woman.

30.A   common   disability   in   test   pilots   is   hearing impairment, a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time.

a.  a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time

b.  a consequence from sitting for long periods of time too near to large jet engines

c.   a consequence which resulted from sitting too close  to  large  jet  engines  for  long  periods  of time

d.  damaged  from  sitting  too  near  to  large  jet engines for long periods of time

31.A  controversial  figure  throughout  most  of  his public   life,   the   Black   leader   Marcus   Garvey advocated that some Blacks return to Africa, the land  that,  to  him,  symbolized  the  possibility  of freedom.

a.  that  some  Blacks  return  to  Africa,  the  land that,   to   him,   symbolized   the   possibility   of freedom

b.  that  some  Blacks  return  to  the  African  land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him

c.   that  some  Blacks  return  to  Africa  which  was the  land  which  symbolized  the  possibility  of freedom to him

d.  some Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom

32.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition  much  easier  and  flames  spreading  more quickly.

a.  flames spreading

b.  flame spreads

c.   flames are caused to spread

d.  causing flames to spread

Directions for questions 33 and 34 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper : Identify which part has error in it.

33.I  have  been  living  (A)/  in  this  city  (B)/since  last several years (C)/ but have never experienced any problems.(D)

34.I found this key (A)/while digging in the backyard.(B)/ I don’t know (C)/who it belonged to.(D)

Directions for questions 35 to 40 in Infosys Previous Year Question Paper

Identify the part of a sentence that has an error in it.


a. The ship

b. laden with merchandise

c. got drowned in the Atlantic ocean

d. No error


a. I could not put up in the restaurant

b. because the charges

c. were exorbitant d. No error


a. Having received your message

b. this evening, we are writing

c. to thank you for the same

d. No error


a. She couldn’t but help

b. Shedding tears at the plight of the villagers

c. Rendered homeless by a devastating cyclone.

d. No error


a.  Most of the members at the meeting felt

b. that the group appointed for investigating the case

c. were not competent to do the job efficiently.

d. No error


a.  Please try to understand

b.  that  the  dispute  on  this  issue  is  between my boss and myself,

c.   and concerns nobody else.

d.  got in trouble.