PWD Mumabai Question Paper Set 3

Directions (Qs. 1 – 5): Choose the exact meaning of the phrases from the given four alternatives.

  1. Lion’s share

(a) no share at all

(b) greater share of a thing

(c) miserly

(d) very small item

Ans:- (b) greater share of a thing

  1. To fish in troubled waters

(a) to make the most in a bad bargain

(b) to disturb others

(c) to do something silly

(d) to try to find out an impossible object

Ans:- (d) to try to find out an impossible object

  1. To play foul

(a) to play rough football

(b) to tackle carelessly

(c) to oppose others

(d) to do something wrong

Ans:- (d) to do something wrong

  1. Fall flat

(a) to fall in love

(b) fail to win appreciation

(c) lose consciousness

(d) lose confidence

Ans:- (b) fail to win appreciation

  1. Black sheep

(a) a costly item

(b) a dark shiny object

(c) an unworthy person

(d) a funny man

Ans:- (c) an unworthy person

Directions (Qs. 6 – 10): Choose the most appropriate preposition from the given four alternatives a, b, c and d for the given sentences.

  1. A good judge never jumps ___ the conclusion.

(a) to

(b) at

(c) on

(d) for

Ans:- (a) to

  1. The mother was anxious ___ the safety of her son.

(a) at

(b) about

(c) for

(d) upon

Ans:- (b) about

  1. He had to repent ___ what he had done.

(a) at

(b) of

(c) over

(d) for

Ans:- (b) of

  1. Take this medicine and you will get rid ___ the bad cold.

(a) From

(b) Over

(c) At

(d) Of

Ans:- (d) Of

  1. Ram is confident ___ his success.

(a) of

(b) for

(c) about

(d) towards

Ans:- (a) of

  1. The average temperature for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday was 40 °C. The average for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday was 41 °C. If the temperature on Thursday was 42 °C, what was the temperature on Monday?

(a) 36 °C

(b) 37 °C

(c) 38 °C

(d) 39 ° C

Ans:- (d) 39 ° C

  1. Ram has Rs. 6 more than Mohan and Rs. 9 more than Sohan. All the three have Rs. 33 in all. Ram has a share of

(a) Rs. 10

(b) Rs. 16

(c) Rs. 7

(d) Rs. 13

Ans:- (b) Rs. 16

  1. Anil sells two houses at the same prices. On one he makes a profit of 10% and on the other he suffers a loss of 10%. Select the correct statement.

(a) He suffers a loss of 1%

(b) He makes a profit of 10%

(c) He mades a profit of 2%

(d) He makes no profit no loss

Ans:- (a) He suffers a loss of 1%

  1. If a commission of 20% is given on the written price, the gain is 60%. What will be the percentage of gain if the commission is increased to 25%?

(a) 50%

(b) 37%

(c) 62%

(d) 80%

Ans:- (a) 50%

  1. Ravi invested Rs. 913 partly in 4% stock at Rs. 97 and partly in 5% stock at Rs. 107. If his income from both is equal, amount invested on first stock was.

(a) Rs. 750

(b) Rs. 525

(c) Rs. 610

(d) Rs. 485

Ans:- (d) Rs. 485

  1. A 120 metre long train running at 40 km/h will cross a bridge 80 m long in

(a) 15 seconds

(b) 18 seconds

(c) 13 seconds

(d) 20 seconds

Ans:- (b) 18 seconds

  1. Which of the following fractions is less than 1/5 ?

(a) 8/35

(b) 8/37

(c) 2/11

(d) 8/39

Ans:- (c) 2/11

  1. Due to 20% reduction in the price of sugar, a man is able to purchase 6 kg more sugar in Rs. 120. The original rate of sugar was.

(a) Rs. 5 per kg

(b) Rs. 6.15 per kg

(c) Rs. 5.65 per kg

(d) Rs. 6.20 per kg

Ans:- (a) Rs. 5 per kg

  1. If 7 : 8 :: x : 24, value of x is

(a) 20

(b) 21

(c) 20.5

(d) 21.6

Ans:- (b) 21

  1. A man lends Rs. 1,200 for 3 years. A part he lends on 4% and rest on 6% and receives Rs. 192 as interest. The money he lent on 6% rate is

(a) Rs. 720

(b) Rs. 840

(c) Rs. 800

(d) Rs. 515

Ans:- (c) Rs. 800

  1. A can do a piece of work in 18 days. B in 27 days and C in 36 days. They start working together but only C work till the completion. A leaves 7 days and B leaves 8 days before the completion of work. The whole work was completed in.

(a) 12 days

(b) 16 days

(c) 14 days

(d) 11 days

Ans:- (c) Rs. 800

  1. In an examination 65% of the total examinees passed. If the number of failures is 420, the total numbers of examinees are.

(a) 1500

(b) 1200

(c) 1000

(d) 1625

Ans:- (b) 1200

  1. Out of an earning of Rs. 720, Ram spends 65%. His Savings is

(a) Rs. 350

(b) Rs. 390

(c) Rs. 252

(d) Rs. 316

Ans:- (c) Rs. 252

  1. It is between 3 PM and 4 PM and the distance between the hour and the minute hands of clock is 18 minutes space. What time does the clock show?

(a) 3.12 PM

(b) 3.31 PM

(c) 3.27 PM

(d) 3.36 PM

Ans:- (d) 3.36 PM

  1. A sum of money at simple interest doubles in 7 years. It will become four times in

(a) 90 years

(b) 18 years

(c) 38 years

(d) 21 years

Ans:- (d) 21 years

  1. A clock strikes once at 1 O’ clock, twice at 2 O’ clock, thrice at 3 O’ clock and so on. What is the total number of striking in a day?

(a) 156

(b) 146

(c) 136

(d) 166

Ans:- (a) 156

  1. A train leaves Delhi at 4.10 PM and reaches Aligarh at 7.25 PM. The average speed of the train is 40 km/h. What is the distance in km from Delhi to Aligarh?

(a) 130 km

(b) 140 km

(c) 120 km

(d) 150 km

Ans:- (a) 130 km

Directions (Qs. 28 − 31): Complete the following equations with correct arithmetical signs (+, −, ×, ÷)

  1. 8 9 6 = 11

(a) +, −

(b) +, +

(c) −, +

(d) −, −

Ans:- (a) +, −

  1. (84 12) 14 = 21

(a) +, ×

(b) −, ÷

(c) +, ÷

(d) ÷, +

Ans:- (d) ÷, +

  1. (4 3) 2 = 6

(a) ×, −

(b) ÷, +

(c) ÷, −

(d) ×, ÷

Ans:- (d) ×, ÷

  1. (5 1) (4 2) = 30

(a) +, +, +

(b) ÷, ×, +

(c) ×, +, ×

(d) +, ÷, +

Ans:- (b) ÷, ×, +

  1. If two days after tomorrow is Friday, then what day of week as two days before yesterday?

(a) Saturday

(b) Sunday

(c) Monday

(d) Thursday

Ans:- (d) Thursday

  1. If one couple has seven daughters and each daughter has a brother, how many members are there in the family?

(a) 15

(b) 16

(c) 10

(d) 9

Ans:- (c) 10

  1. Find the missing number in the following series 3, 5, 6, 12, 12, ?, 24, 26

(a) 19

(b) 14

(c) 17

(d) 15

Ans:- (a) 19

  1. If GREEN is coded as FSDFM, PINK will be coded as.

(a) QHOJ

(b) OJOL

(c) OJNJ

(d) OJML

Ans:- (d) OJML

  1. If Gold: Silver, then

(a) Ornament : Clothes

(b) Money : Bank

(c) Temple : Statue

(d) Rice : Millet

Ans:- (d) Rice : Millet


  1. X, Y and Z complete a work in 6 days. X for Y alone can do the same work in 16 days. In how many days Z alone can finish the same work?

(a) 12

(b) 24

(c) 16

(d) 36

Ans:- (d) 36

  1. A is father of C whose son is D. E is mother of F whose brother is D. What is the relation of A to E?

(a) Grandfather

(b) Brother

(c) Father

(d) Father-in-law

Ans:- (d) Father-in-law

  1. Rs.81 is divided into 3 parts in such a way that half of the first part, one-third of the second part and one-fourth of the third part are equal. The third part is more than the first part by

(a) 12

(b) 18

(c) 28

(d) 38

Ans:- (b) 18

  1. The sum of Rs. 1020 will amount Rs. 1530 at 5% per annum simple interest in

(a) 8 years

(b) 12 years

(c) 10 years

(d) 14 years

Ans:- (c) 10 years

  1. X, Y and Z are three professionals − a lawyer, an engineer and a doctor − but not in the same order, P, Q and R are three ladies. R marries an engineer, Q does not want to marry a lawyer. Y is a doctor. P married Z who is not an engineer. Who is married to the doctor?

(a) Q

(b) P

(c) R

(d) Can’t say

Ans:- (a) Q

Directions (Qs. 42 – 45): In the questions below, an assumption is followed by four reasons. Select the most appropriate reason.

  1. Thieves are released from prison after some time because

(a) the authorities are sure of their reform

(b) jail is an inconvenient place and they will not like to stay there for long

(c) they are sentenced for a definite period only

(d) the expenses of keeping them in jail are too much

Ans:- (c) they are sentenced for a definite period only

  1. Freedom of press must be maintained because

(a) we are a free nation

(b) it is impartial agency and weights all the pros and cons in their proper perspective

(c) press criticizes the government

(d) press publishes newspapers

Ans:- (b) it is impartial agency and weights all the pros and cons in their proper perspective

  1. No one is allowed to shoot tigers because

(a) tigers have stopped being man-eaters

(b) tigers eat other animals and thus maintain balance in their population

(c) they are very much in demand by the circus and zoo people

(d) the species must be preserved

Ans:- (d) the species must be preserved

  1. Many students appear for competitive examinations because

(a) it is very easy to get through

(b) they have nothing else to do

(c) it is fun to compete

(d) most of the young’s are ambitions

Ans:- (d) most of the young’s are ambitions

Directions (Qs. 46 – 48): Choose the correct word from the given alternatives which shows the same relationship as preceded in the following sentences.

  1. Letter is to Telegram as Train is to…

(a) Aeroplane

(b) Horse

(c) Messenger

(d) Telephone

Ans:- (a) Aeroplane

  1. Mirror is to Reflection as water is to…

(a) Conduction

(b) Reflection

(c) Refraction

(d) Immersion

Ans:- (c) Refraction

  1. Tea is to Leave as Coffee is to….

(a) Plant

(b) Leaves

(c) Beverages

(d) Seeds

Ans:- (d) Seeds