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IPO Himachal Pradesh Postal Asst & Sorting Asst. Answer Key with Question Paper

1. Consider the following paragraph:
He was seriously injured in police lathi Charge in Lahore during demonstration against Simon commission for which he subsequently died in November, 1928. Later on the British officer, who was responsible for lathi charge on him was shot dead by Bhagat singh and Raj guru.
The revolutionary referred to in the above paragraph is.

  • Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
  • Lala Lajpat Rai
  • Mangal Singh
  • Motilal Nehru

2. Which of the following Article of Constitution of India entrusts parents with the responsibility of providing opportunities for education to their children?

  • Article 21(A)
  • Article 51(A)
  • Article 45
  • Article 350(A)

3.State which is wrong about Home Rule Movement:

  • It was led by Lok Manya Tilak and Annie Besant
  • Tilak & Annie Besant set up their separate league
  • The Home rule leagues movements were India’s response to world War-II
  • Annie Besant founded her separate Home Rule League with George And rule

4. If the price index for the year 2002 was 120 and for the year 2003, it is 130. The rate of inflation would be:

  • 7.69%
  • 10%
  • 8.3%
  • 13%

5. Speaker of the Lok Sabha may be removed from the office by:

  • A resolution passed by a majority of all members of the House
  • The order of President of India
  • A resolution passed by at least 2/3 of the total membership of the house
  • The ruling party adopting a no confidence motion

6. Day and night are equal on 21st March at:

  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Equator
  • None of these

7. Who amongest the following introduced the doctrine of lapse whereby in absence of natural heir, the sovereignity of Indian states was to lapse to British:

  • Lord Hardinge
  • Lord William Bentinck
  • Lord Dalhousie
  • Lord Hastings

8. Largest-Indian state in terms of area is:

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan
  • Karnataka

9. Which of the following is not a member of SAARC?

  • Bhutan
  • Bangladesh
  • Mauritius
  • Maldives

10.The black hole theory was discovered by:

  • Hargobind Khurana
  • C.V. Raman
  • S. Ramnijan
  • S. Chandrashekhar

11.Who developed Hydrogen Bomb?

  • Samuel Cohen
  • Wernher von Braun
  • Edward Teller
  • J. Robert Open Heimer

12.A line on a meteorological map joining places of equal rainfall is called:

  • Isoclinic
  • Isobar
  • Isogenic
  • Isohyet

13. The colour of star is an indication of:

  • Weight
  • Distance
  • Temperature
  • Size

14.ELISA test is used to detect

  • Malaria infection
  • Cholera infection
  • HIV infection
  • Lung infection

15.It is an industrial process of producing ammonia by the reaction of nitrogen with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst:

  • Solvay Process
  • Bayer Process
  • Haber Process
  • Bessemer Process

16.Which schedule of the constitution of India describes the allocation of seats in the council of states?

  • Fourth
  • Third
  • Tenth
  • Eighth

17.The mass of a body at the centre of earth is:

  • Less than at the surface
  • Remains constant
  • More than at the surface
  • Zero

18.In drinking water number of coli form bacteria should not exceed:

  • 0/100 ml
  • 1/100 ml
  • 10/100 ml
  • 100/100 ml

19.Which state of India has declared “Mallkhamb” as its state sports:

  • Maharastra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Delhi
  • Karnataka

20.Winner of Nobel prize 2013 for literature is:

  • Alice Munro
  • Lars Peter
  • Robert Shiller
  • Eugene Fama

21.Which state/union territory registered the highest percentage of voter turnout in recently held Lok Sabha General Election–2014:

  • Dadar & Nagar Haveli
  • Lakshadweep
  • Nagaland
  • Tripura

22.Who recently won the men’s Italian Tennis open 2014:

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovik
  • Donna Vekic
  • Dominika Cibulkova

23.Which country emerged as third largest economy of the world in 2011 in terms of the purchasing power parity according to world Bank report released on 29th April, 2014:

  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Russia

24.Who has recently won 2014 Pultizer prize in the poetry category:

  • Gobind Beharilal
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Vijay Seshadri
  • Siddharath Mukherjee

25.Who was recently appointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India–

  • Anand Sinha
  • R Gandhi
  • D. K. Pathak
  • None of these

H.P Question 26

  • 6.1
  • 0.61
  • 0.061
  • 6.16

27.A number ‘a’ is short of ‘b’ by 40%. By what percent is ‘b’ in excess of ‘a’?

  • 66(1/3)%
  • 66(2/3)%
  • 66(1/6)%
  • None of these

28.A two digit number is 3 times the sum of its digits. If 45 is added to the number, its digits are interchanged. The sum of the digits of the number is:

  • 9
  • 8
  • 5
  • None of these

29.A man has to cover a distance of 6 km. in 45 minutes. If he covers one-half of the distance in 2/3rd time, what should be his speed to cover the remaining distance in the remaining time?

  • 12 k.m/hr
  • 14 km/hr.
  • 8 km/hr.
  • 10 km/hr.

30.Raghu borrowed Rs.25,000 at 20% per annum compounded Half-yearly. What amount of money will discharge his debt after one and a half years:

  • Rs. 28,275
  • Rs. 36,275
  • Rs. 33,275
  • None of these

H.P Question 31

  • 4
  • 1/4
  • 1
  • 16

32.In a camp, 95 men had provisions for 200 days. After 5 days 30 men left the camp. For how many days will the remaining food last now?

  • 180
  • 285
  • 139
  • None of these

33.A sum of Rs.800 amounts to Rs.920 in 3 years at simple interest. If the interest rate is increased by 3%, how much could it amount to?

  • Rs.1000
  • Rs.992
  • Rs.942
  • Rs.900

34.A takes twice as much time as B or thrice as much time as C to finish a piece of work. Working together, they can finish the work in 2 days. B can do the work alone in:

  • 4 days
  • 6 days
  • 12 days
  • 15 days

35.A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way, however, the train lost about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:

  • 100 km/h.
  • 110 km/h.
  • 120 km/h.
  • 130 km/h.

36.The average weight of 8 person’s increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?

  • 76kg
  • 76.5kg
  • 85kg
  • Data inadequate.

37.What is the value of 0.4 × 0.04 × 0.004 × 40?

  • 0.000252560
  • 0.002560
  • 0.2560
  • 0.02560

38. The difference between the compound Interest and simple interest on a certain sum at 10% per annum for 2 years is Rs. 631. Determine the sum:

  • Rs. 70,000
  • Rs. 61,000
  • Rs. 62,000
  • Rs. 63,100

39. A train takes 20 seconds to cross a person who is travelling at a speed of 9km/hr in the same direction. If the length of the train is 150 meter, then how much time will the train take to travel 108 km?

  • 4 hours
  • 10.8 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 5 hours

40. The height of a right circular cylinder is 21cm. Its curved surface area is 924 sq cm. Then its volume is:

  • 1859 cu. cm
  • 1586 cu. cm
  • 3234 cu. cm
  • None of these

41. 3 men and 6 women finish a job in 9 days while 2 men and 8 women finish it in 12 days. In how many days will 12 women working alone will finish the same job?

  • 36days
  • 30days
  • 32days
  • 34days

42. 20 pens and 35 notebooks were purchased for Rs.1100. If the average price of the pens was Rs.13, find the average price of a notebook.

  • Rs. 32
  • Rs. 28
  • Rs.35
  • Rs.24

43. The ratio of the ages of Swetha and Santoshi is 9:4. If after 10 years, Santos’s age would be the same as the present age of Swetha. Find the present ages of Swetha & Santoshi (in years)?

  • 9 years, 4 years
  • 36 years,26 years
  • 27 years,17 years
  • 18 years,8 years

44. If the diagonal of a rectangle is 17 cm long and the perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm, then the area of the rectangle is:

  • 120 cm²
  • 112 cm²
  • 132 cm²
  • 289 cm²

45.The maximum length of iron rod that can be kept in a room of dimensions 10 cm × 8 cm × 6 cm is:

  • 10 cm
  • 10√2 cm
  • 11√2 cm
  • 12 cm

46.Rs.1980 are divided among A, B, C so that half of A’s part, one-third of B’s Part and one-sixth of C’s part are equal. Then B’s part is:

  • Rs. 660
  • Rs. 360
  • Rs. 1080
  • Rs. 540

47. The area of a rectangle with a side 144 m long is the same as that of a square having a side 84 m long. The width of the rectangle is:

  • 7 m
  • 14 m
  • 49 m
  • Can’t be determined

48. If the ratio of the areas of two squares is 9:1, the ratio of their perimeters is:

  • 9:1
  • 3:1
  • 3:4
  • 1:3

49.The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 3:2. If 20% of the boys and 25% of the girls are scholarship holders, then the percentage of the students who do not get the scholarship is:

  • 68%
  • 78%
  • 82%
  • 72%

50.The average of seven consecutive positive integers in 26. The smallest of these integers is:

  • 21
  • 19
  • 23
  • 25

51.Identify the incorrectly matched pair of singular and plural:

  • Dwarf —— Dwarfs
  • Thief ——Thieves
  • Life —— Lives
  • Swine —— Swines

52.Some nouns have one meaning in singular, two in plural and some nouns have different meanings in singular and the plural. Find the odd one out on the basis of foregoing statements

  • Ground
  • Good
  • Effect
  • Quart

53.Plural of the word “Index” which denotes as “signs used in algebra”.

  • Indexes
  • Indices
  • Indexs
  • Index

54.In the following options, identify the sentence with interrogative adverb of manner:

  • How did you contrive it?
  • Where is Ram?
  • When did you come?
  • How many boys are there in your class?

55.Some adverbs are the same in the form as the corresponding adjectives: that is, some words are used sometimes as adjectives, sometimes as adverbs. Find the odd one out on the basis of the foregoing statement:

  • He is quick to take offence.
  • He is little known outside India.
  • The teacher has a high opinion of that boy.
  • There is much truth in what he says.

56.Four sentences have been given. You have to identify the sentences expressing “Adverb of Degree”:

1.Sita sings delightfully.
2.The weather is delightfully cool.
3.Do not go far.
4.Things are no better at present.

  • 1 and 2
  • 2 and 4
  • 1 and 4
  • 3 and 4

57Identify the kind of conjunction in the following sentence:
His bark is worst than his bite.

  • Copulative coordinating conjunction
  • Disjunctive Coordinating Conjunction
  • Subordinating Conjunction
  • Illative coordinating conjunction

58.Fill in the gap with suitable conjunction:
He does well, ____ that he is nervous at the start.

  • only
  • but
  • because
  • as

59.In the following options you have to identify the sentence in which the bold word has been used as conjunction.

  • I have done that much only.
  • The evil that men do lives after them.
  • He lives so that he may eat.
  • That is what I want.

60.In the following options, identify the option where bold word has been used as conjunction:

  • It is but right to admit our faults.
  • None but the brave deserves the fair.
  • We tried hard, but did not succeed.
  • There is no one but likes him.

61.Choose the correct passive voice of the following sentence from choices given:
Ought we to make any false claims?

  • Ought any false claims to be made by us?
  • Ought any false claims be made by us?
  • Ought any false claims should be made by us?
  • Ought any false claims we have to make?

62. Choose the correct passive voice of the following sentence from choices given:
Do not pluck flowers.

  • Flowers are not to be plucked
  • Let not be flowers to pluck
  • Let flowers not be plucked
  • Let flowers to be not plucked

63. Fill in the gap with proper preposition:
He succeeded ____ perseverance and sheer hard work.

  • By virtue of
  • By dint of
  • By means of
  • By way of

64. Fill in the gap with proper preposition:
He looked ____ his watch everywhere.

  • At
  • Upon
  • For
  • By

65. Fill in the gap with proper preposition:
There was no money ____ him.

  • With
  • on
  • To
  • About

66. Fill in the gap with proper preposition:
Cloth is sold ____ the yard.

  • At
  • From
  • Through
  • By

67.Out of the four alternatives suggested choose the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect speech:
He said to me, “When will you return the book?”

  • He asked me when I will return the book.
  • He asked me that when I will return the book.
  • He asked me when would I return the book.
  • He asked me when I would return the book

68.Out of the four alternatives suggested, choose the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect speech:
He said to his teacher, “Good morning, sir.”

  • He said good morning to his teacher.
  • He said to his teacher good morning.
  • He wished good morning to his teacher.
  • He wished his teacher good morning.

69. Out of the four alternatives suggested choose the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect speech:
The class teacher said to me, “Is Ram absent today.”

  • The class teacher asked me if Ram was absent today.
  • The class teacher told me if Ram was absent today.
  • The class teacher asked me if Ram was absent that day.
  • The class teacher said to me if Ram was absent today.

70. Fill in the gap suitably:
Measles ___ infectious.

  • is
  • are
  • were
  • are being

71. Identify the incorrect sentence.

  • I have been writing five letters since morning.
  • I have been writing letters since morning.
  • I have written four letters since morning.
  • I was writing letter.

72. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  • Authentic
  • Truthful
  • Real
  • Credible

73. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  • Gluttonous
  • Miserly
  • Merciful
  • Extravagant

74. Select the word which best expresses the meaning of the word from the words given below.

  • Wild
  • Angry
  • Quick
  • Greedy

DIRECTIONS: Pick up the right word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the Underlined word in the sentence and can replace it without altering the meaning of the sentence

75. In spite of their efforts, the team of scientists could not make much headway to solve the problem:

  • Progress
  • Thinking
  • Efforts
  • Start

76. Raghav left his home for office in car. He drove 15 km. straight towards north and then turned eastwards and covered 8 km. He then turned to left and covered 1 km. He again turned left and drove for 20 km. and reached office. How far and in which direction is his office from the home?

  • 20 km North-West
  • 15 km North-East
  • 20 km North-East
  • 15 km North-West

77. Sudhir ranks seventh from the top and 28th from the bottom. How many students are there in the class?

  • 35
  • 36
  • 33
  • 34

78. Find the odd one out from the given alternatives:

  • School – Peon
  • Dance – Dancer
  • Art – Artist
  • Song – Singer

79. If the word ‘STOVE’ can be written as ‘FNBLK’, then how can the word ‘VOTES’ be written in that code?


80. If ‘dog’ is ‘cat’, ‘cat’ is ‘rat’, ‘rat’ is ‘mat’, ‘mat’ is ‘cow’, then which one of the following is not an animal?

  • Mat
  • Dog
  • Rat
  • Cow

81. K says ‘O and M are my brothers’, K says ‘Q is father of M’, K says ‘T is brother of my father’. How is T related to M’s mother?

  • Brother
  • Father
  • Brother-in-law
  • Husband

82. In a group of 36 persons, a total of 16 take cold drink while 9 take only cold drink not green coconut drink. How many persons in this group take only green coconut drink but not cold drink.
(Every person take drink either cold drink or green coconut or both):

  • 27
  • 25
  • 20
  • 22

83. In a classroom, there are 5 rows, and 5 children Akshay, Vineet, Sujeet, Guddu and Mangal are seated one behind the other in 5 separate rows as follows:
Akshay is sitting behind sujeet but in front of Vineet. Sujeet is sitting behind Mangal. Guddu is sitting in front of Mangal. The order in which they are sitting from the first row to the last is.

  • Mangal, Sujeet, Guddu, Akshay, Vineet
  • Sujeet, Mangal, Guddu, Akshay, Vineet
  • Vineet, Guddu, Mangal, Sujeet, Akshay
  • Guddu, Mangal, Sujeet, Akshay, Vineet

84. If ‘SPARK’ is coded as ‘TQBSL’ what will be the code for ‘DAIRY’


85. ‘A’ is older than ‘B’. ‘C’ is younger than ‘B’ and ‘D’. ‘D’ is not as old as ‘A’. Who among A, B, C, and D is the oldest?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • None of these

86. In a certain code ‘bad and good’ is written as ‘325’, ‘two and none’ is written as ‘462’ and ‘that is bad’ is written as ‘159’. How would ‘good’ be written in that code?

  • 9
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2 or 3

87. Insert the missing number choosing one from the options below
H.P Question 87

  • 38
  • 39
  • 37
  • 36

88. In a row of children Meena is tenth from the left end and Kanta is eleventh from the right end, Vineeta is the twentieth from the right end and third to the right of Meena. How many children are there between Meena and Kanta?

  • 10
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12

89. If ‘P’ means ‘+’, ‘Q’ means ‘X’, ‘T’ means ‘÷’ and ‘V’ means ‘–’, then 18 P 12 T 4 Q 8 V 10 = ?

  • 28
  • 36
  • 32
  • 29

90. If C = 24 and HOT = 38, then FEAR = ?

  • 68
  • 55
  • 78
  • 46

91. ‘Puppy’ is related to ‘dog’ in the same way as ‘Bunny’ is related to:

  • Bear
  • Rabbit
  • Monkey
  • Swan

92. Complete the series by replacing the question mark (?).
Q331T, U442X, Y553A, ?

  • Z662C
  • B664C
  • B661C
  • C664C

93. In the following question pick the odd one out.

  • Road
  • Aircraft
  • Bridge
  • Tunnel

94. In the given figure, triangle represents girls studying in a girls college, square represents boys studying in boys college and circle represents students studying in university. The portion which represent girls and boys studying in university is:
H.P Question 94

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Data inadequate

95. Select the word which satisfies the logical relationship.
Job : Unemployment : : Money:

  • Wealth
  • Poverty
  • Purchas
  • Commerce

96. Vasant says, “I have as many sisters as brother”. Vaishali say, “Each of us sisters has only half as many sisters as brothers”. Assuming that Vasant and Vaishali are brother and sister, how many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

  • 8 brothers and 6 sisters
  • 6 brothers and 5 sisters
  • 5 brothers and 4 sisters
  • 4 brothers and 3 sisters

DIRECTIONS: (Question No. 97 & 98) Study the following information carefully to answer the given question–

Among five students P, Q, R, S and T each got a different percentage of marks in the written examination for Metro Assistant held in 2013. P scored more than Q but less than S. Q scored 79% marks. The one who scored the minimum marks scored 63% and the one who scored the highest marks scored 88%. R scored more than only T.

97. Who scored the second lowest marks?

  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T

98. Who scored the second highest marks in the Metro Assistant exam held in 2013?

  • Q
  • R
  • P
  • S

DIRECTIONS: (Questions No. 99 & 100) The following are the statistics of some matches of a cricket team bowlers and the wickets taken. A, B, C & D are the fast bowlers of the team.
H.P Question 98

99. If the number of wickets taken by spinners is 15, the total number of wickets taken by bowlers is:

  • 50
  • 45
  • 40
  • 35

100. What is ratio of the wickets taken by C to the wickets that fell through run-outs:

  • 2:5
  • 1:5
  • 3:10
  • 4:5

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