Indian Post Office organizes postal assistant and sorting assistant exam in every state of India in the month of April, May and June. We have prepared IPO PA-SA Answer Key for Bihar circle for our readers. We are feeling very proud to provide postal assistant Bihar full solved paper.

There were 100 questions in this paper which were divided in four sections. General knowledge, Mathematics, English and Reasoning paper. We have solved all section of this IPO exam test paper.

IPO Postal / Sorting Assistant Answer Keys:

  1. Which of the following is not a member of SAARC ?
    1. Bhutan
    2. Bangladesh
    3. Mauritius
    4. Maldives
  2. The black hole theory was discovered by :
    1. Hargobind Khurana
    2. C.V. Raman
    3. S.Ramnijan
    4. S.Chandrashekhar
  3. Who developed Hydrogen Bomb?
    1. Samuel Cohen
    2. Wemher von Braun
    3. Edward Teller
    4.   J. Robert Open Heimer
  4. A line on a Meteorological map joinig places equal rainfall is called :
    1. Isoclinic
    2. Isobar
    3. Isogonics
    4. Isohyel
  5. The colour of Star is an Indication of :
    1. Weight
    2. Distance
    3. Temperature
    4. Size
  6. ELISA test is used to detect
    1. Malaria infection
    2. Cholera infection
    3. HIV infection
    4. Lung infection
  7. It is an industrial process of producing ammonia by the reaction of nitrogen with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst:
    1. Solvay Process
    2. Bayer Process
    3. Haber Process
    4. Bessemer Process
  8. Which schedule of the constitution of India describes the allocation of seats in the Council of states?
    1. Fourth
    2. Third
    3. Tenth
    4. Eighth
  9. The mass of body at the centre of earth is:
    1. Less than at the surface
    2. Remains constant
    3. More than at the surface
    4. Zero
  10. In drinking water number of coli from bacteria should not exceed:
    1. 0/100ml
    2. 1/100ml
    3. 10/100ml
    4. 100/100ml
  11. Which state of India has “Mallkhamb” as its state sports:
    1. Maharastra
    2. Madhya Pradesh
    3. Delhi
    4. Kamataka
  12. Winner of Nobel prize 2013 for literature is :
    1. Alice Munro
    2. Lars Peter
    3. Robert Sheller
    4. Eugene Fama
  13. Which state/union territory registered the highest percentage of voter turnout in recently held lok Shabha general Election-2014
    1. Dadar &Nagar Haveli
    2. Lakshadweep
    3. Nagaland
    4. Tripura
  14. Who recently was the  man’s Italian Tennis open 2014?
    1. Rafaela Nadal
    2. Novak Djokovik
    3. Donna Vekic
    4. Dominika Cibulkova
  15. 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:
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. India
    4. Russia
  16. Who has recently won 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the  poetry category :
    1. Gobind Beharilal
    2. Jhumpa Lahiri
    3. Vijay Seshadri
    4. Siddharath mukherjee
  17. Who was recently appointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India :
    1. Anand Sinha
    2. R Gandhi
    3. D.K.Pathak
    4. None of these
  18. 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 office , who was responsible for ladhi charge on him was shot dead by Bhagat singh and Rsjguru.
    The revolutionary referred to in the above paragraph is .

    1. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
    2. Lala Lajpat Ray
    3. Mangal Singh
    4. Motilal Nehru
  19. Which of the following Article of Constitution of India entrusts parents with the responsibility of providing opportunities for education to their children?
    1. Article 21(A)
    2. Article 51(A)
    3. Article45
    4. Article 350(A)
  20. State which is wrong about Home Rule Movement :
    1. It was led by lok Manya Tilak and Annie Besant
    2. Tilak & Annie Besant set up their separate league
    3. The Home rule leagues movements were India’s response to world war-II
    4. Annie Besant founded her separates Home rule League with George And rule League with George Ad rule
  21. If the price Index for the year 2002 was 120 and for the year 2003, it is 130.The rate of inflation would be:
    1. 7.69%
    2. 10%
    3. 8.3%
    4. 13%
  22. Speaker of the lok Sbaha may be removed from the office by:
    1. A resolution passed by a majority of all members of the House
    2. The order of President of India
    3. A resolution passed by  at least 2/3 of the total members of the House
    4. The ruling party adopting a no confidence motion
  23. Day and night are equal on 20th March at:
    1. Tropic of Capricom
    2. Tropic of cancer
    3. Equator
    4. None of these
  24. Who amongst the following  introduced the doctrine of lapse where by in absence of natural heir, the sovereignty of Indian states was to lapse to British :
    1. Lord Hardinge
    2. Lord William Bentinck
    3. Lord Dalhousie
    4. Lord Hastings
  25. Largest- Indian state in terms of area is :
    1. Madhya Pradesh
    2. Maharastra
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Karnataka
  26. A take twice as much time as B or thrice as much time as C to finish a piece of working . together, they can finish the work in 2 days. B can do the work alone in :
    1. 4 days
    2. 6 days
    3. 12 days
    4. 15 days
  27. A train can travel 50% faster then 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:
    1. 100 km/h.
    2. 110 km/h.
    3. 120 km/h.
    4. 130 km/h.
  28. 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?
    1. 76 kg.
    2. 76.5 kg
    3. 85 kg
    4. Date inadequate.
  29.   What is the vale of 0.4 X 0.04 X 0.004 X 40?
    1. 0.000252560
    2. 0.002560
    3. 0.2560
    4. 0.02560
  30. The difference between the compound Interest and simple Interest  on a certain sum at 10% per annum for 2 years Rs. 631. Determine the sum:
    1. Rs.70.000
    2. Rs. 61.000
    3. Rs. 62.000
    4. Rs. 63.100
  31. 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 trian to travel 108 km?
    1. 4 hours
    2. 10.8 hours
    3. 3 hours
    4. 5 hours
  32. The height circular cylinder is 21cm.Its curved surface area is 924 sq cm. then its volume is:
    1. 1859cu.cm
    2. 1586cu.cm
    3. 3234cu.cm
    4. None of these
  33. 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  ?
    1. 36 days
    2. 30 days
    3. 32 days
    4. 34 days
  34. 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.
    1. Rs. 32
    2. Rs. 28
    3. Rs. 35
    4. Rs. 24
  35. The ratio of the ages of Swetha and Santoshi is 9:4 If after 10years, Santoshi’s age of would be the present age of Swetha, Find the present ages of Sweth & Santoshi (in years)?
    1. 9 years,4 years
    2. 36years, 26years
    3. 27years, 17years
    4. 18 years,8years
  36. 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:
    1. 120 cm²
    2. 112 cm²
    3. 132 cm²
    4. 289 cm²
  37. The maximum length of iron rod that can be kept in a room of dimensions 10 cm X 8 cm X 6 cm is :
    1. 10 cm
    2. 10√2cm
    3. 11√2cm
    4. 12cm
  38. Rs. 1980 are divided among A, B, C, so that half of A’s part, one- third of B’ part and one-sixth of c’s part are equal. Then B’ rectangle is:
    1. Rs. 660
    2. Rs. 360
    3. Rs. 1080
    4. Rs. 540
  39. 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 :
    1. 7 m
    2. 14 m
    3. 49 m
    4. Can’t be determined.
  40. If the ratio of the areas of two squares is 9:1, the ratio of their perimeters is:
    1. 9:1
    2. 3:1
    3. 3:4
    4. 1:3
  41. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 3:2. If 20% of boys and 25% of the girls are scholarship holders, them the percentage of the students who do not get the scholarship is :
    1. 68%
    2. 78%
    3. 82%
    4. 72%
  42. The average of seven consecutive positive Integers in 26. The smallest Is:
    1. 21
    2. 19
    3. 23
    4. 25
  43. Simplify
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    1. 6.1
    2. 0.61
    3. 0.061
    4. 6.16
  44. A number ‘a’ is short of ‘b’ by 40%. By what percent is ‘b’ in excess of ‘a’ ?
    1. 66(1/3)%
    2. 66(2/3)%
    3. 66(1/6)%
    4. none of these
  45. 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:
    1. 9
    2. 8
    3. 5
    4. None of these
  46. 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 him speed to covers the remaining distance in the remaining time?
    1. 12km/hr
    2. 14km/hr
    3. 8 km/hr
    4. 10 km/hr
  47. Raghu borrowed Rs.25,000 at 20% per annum compounder Half- yearly. What amount of  money  will discharge his debt after one and a half years :
    1. Rs.28,275
    2. Rs.36,275
    3. Rs.33,275
    4. None of these
  48. image
    1. 4
    2. 1/4
    3. 1
    4. 16
  49. In a camp, 95 men had provisions for 200 days After 5 day 30 men left the camp. For how many days will the remaining food last now?
    1. 180
    2. 285
    3. 139
    4. None of these
  50. 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?
    1. Rs.1000
    2. Rs.992
    3. Rs.942
    4. Rs.900
  51. In the following options you have to identify the sentence in which the bold word has been used as conjunction :
    1. I have done that much only.
    2. The evil that men do lives after them.
    3. He lives so that he may eat.
    4. That is what I want.
  52. In the following options, identify the option where bold word has been used as conjunction:
    1. It is but right to admit our faults.
    2. None but the brave deserves the fair.
    3. We tried hard, but did not succeed.
    4. There is no one but likes him.
  53. Choose the correct passive of the following sentence from choices given :
    Ought we to make any false claims?

    1. Ought any false claims to be made by us?
    2. Ought any false claims be made by us?
    3. Ought any false claims should be made by us?
    4. Ought any false claims we have to make?
  54. Choose the correct passive of the following sentence from choices given :
    Do not pluck flowers.

    1. Flowers are not to be plucked
    2. Let not be flowers to pluck
    3. Let flowers not  be plucked
    4. Let flowers to be not  pluck
  55. Fill in the gap with proper preposition :
    He succeeded……………………perseverance and sheer hard work .

    1. By virtue of
    2. By dint of
    3. By means of
    4. By way of
  56. Fill in the gap with proper preposition :
    He looked ………… his watch everywhere.

    1. At
    2. Upon
    3. For
    4. By
  57. Fill in the gap with proper preposition :
    There was no money ……………him

    1. With
    2. on
    3. To
    4. About
  58. Fill in the gap with proper preposition :
    Cloth is sold …………… the yard.

    1. At
    2. From
    3. Through
    4. By
  59. One of the four alternatives suggested choose the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect speech:
    He said to me,“When will you retum the book?”

    1. He asked me when I will retum the book.
    2. He asked me that when I will retum the book.
    3. He asked me when would I will retum the book.
    4. He asked me when I would  retum the book.
  60. One 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.”

    1. He said good morning to his teacher.
    2. He said to his teacher good morning .
    3. He wished good morning to his teacher.
    4. He wished his teacher good morning.
  61. One 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.”

    1. The class teacher asked me if ram was absent today.
    2. The class teacher told me if ram was absent today.
    3. The class teacher asked me if ram was absent that today.
    4. The class teacher said to me if ram was absent today.
  62. Fill in the gap suitably:
    Measles ……………… infectious.

    1. is
    2. are
    3. were
    4. are being
  63. Identify the incorrect sentence.
    1. I have been writing five letters since morning.
    2. I have been writing  letters since morning.
    3. I have been written four letters since morning.
    4. I was writing letters.
  64. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
    Spurious

    1. Authentic
    2. Truthful
    3. Real
    4. Credible
  65.   Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
    Frugal

    1. Gluttonous
    2. Miserly
    3. Merciful
    4. Extravagant
  66. Select the word which best expresses the meaning of the word from the words given below.
    INSATIABLE

    1. wild
    2. Angry
    3. Quick
    4. GreedyDIRECTIONS: 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:
  67. In spite of their efforts, the team of scientists could not make much headway to solve the problem:
    1. Progress
    2. Thinking
    3. Efforts
    4. Start
  68. Identify the incorrectly matched pair of singular and plural:
    1. Dwarf…………….Dwarfs
    2. Thief………………Thieves
    3. Life……………..Lives
    4. Swine ……………..Swines
  69. Some nouns have one meaning in singular, two in plural and some nouns have different meaning in singular and the plural . Find the odd one out on the basis of foregoing statements:
    1. Ground
    2. Good
    3. Effect
    4. Quarter
  70. Plural of the word “Index” which denotes as “signs used  in algebra”.
    1. Indexes
    2. Indices
    3. Index’s
    4.   Index
  71. In the following options, Identify the sentence with interrogative adverb of manner:
    1. How did you contrive?
    2. where is Ram ?
    3. When did you come?
    4. How many boys are there in your class?
  72. Some adverb are the same in the from as the corresponding adjectives: that is, some words are used sometimes as adjectives, sometime as adverbs. Find the odd one out on the basis of the  foregoing statement:
    1. He is quick to take offence.
    2. He is little known outside India.
    3. The teacher has a high opinion of that boy.
    4. There is much truth in what he says.
  73. Fur 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 fat.
    4. Things are no better at present.
      1. 1 and 2
      2. 2 and 4
      3. 1 and 4
      4. 3 and 4
  74. Identify the kind of conjunction in the following sentence:
    His bark is worst than his bite.

    1. Copulative coordinating conjunction
    2. Disjunctive coordinating conjunction
    3. Subordinating  conjunction
    4. III ative  coordinating conjunction
  75. Fill in the gap with suitable conjunction:
    He dose well,…………… that he is nervous at the start.

    1. only
    2. but
    3. because
    4. as
  76. If ‘SPARK’ is coded as ‘TQBSL’ what will be the code for ‘ DAIRY’?
    1. ADYJZ
    2. CSJTZ
    3. EBJSZ
    4. FCJQZ
  77. ‘A’ is older that ‘B’ ‘ C’ is younger that ‘B’ and ‘D’ . ‘D’ is not as ‘A’ . who among A,B,C, and Dis the oldest?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. none of these
  78. 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?
    1. 9
    2. 3
    3. 2
    4. 2 or3
  79. Insert the missing number choosing one from the options  below:
    1. 38
    2. 39
    3. 37
    4. 36
  80. In a row of children Meena is tenth from the left and Kanta is elevnth 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 ?
    1. 10
    2. 9
    3. 11
    4. 12
  81. If ‘P’ means ‘+’ ‘Q’ means ‘X’, ‘T’ means ‘ and ‘V’ means ‘-‘ then 18  P 12 T 4 Q 8 V 10=?
    1. 28
    2. 36
    3. 32
    4. 29
  82. If C =24and HOT =38, then FEAR =?
    1. 68
    2. 55
    3. 78
    4. 46
  83. ‘ Puppy’  is related to ‘dog’ in the same way as ‘Bunny’ is related to:
    1. Bear
    2. Rabbit
    3. Monkey
    4. Swan
  84. Compete the series by replacing the question mark(?).
    1. Z662C
    2. B664C
    3. B661C
    4. C664C
  85. In the following question pick the odd one out
    1. Road
    2. Aircraft
    3. Bridge
    4. Tunnel
  86. In the given figure triangle represents girls studying in girls college square represents boys studying in boys college  circle represents students studying in University. the Portion which represent girls and boys studying in university is:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. Date inadequate
  87. Select the word which satisfies the logical relationship.
    Job : Unemployment  : :  Money:

    1. Wealth
    2. Poverty
    3. Purchase
    4. Commerce
  88. Vasant says, “I have as many sister as brother”. Vaishali say, “ Each of us sister has only half as many sisters as brothers”. Assuming that Vasant and Vaishali are brother and sisters are there in the family?
    1. 8 brothers and 6 sisters
    2. 6 brothers and 5 sisters
    3. 5 brothers and 4 sisters
    4. 4 brothers and 3 sisters
      DIRECTIONS: (Question no. 89 & 90) 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 that 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.
  89. Who scored the second lowest marks ?
    1. Q
    2. R
    3. S
    4. T
  90. Who scored the second highest marks in the Metro Assistant exam held in2013?
    1. Q
    2. R
    3. P
    4. S

    DIRECTIONS: (Question no. 91 & 92)The following the statistics of some matches of a cricket team bowlers and the wickets taken. A, B, C, D Are the fast bowler of the team.
    Bihar  Question 90

  91. If the number of wickets taken by spinners is 15, the total number number of wickets taken by bowlers is.
    1. 50
    2. 45
    3. 40
    4. 35
  92. What is ratio of the wickets taken by c to the Wickets that fell through run-outs:
    1. 2:5
    2. 1:5
    3. 3:10
    4. 4:5
  93. Raghav left his home for office in car . he drove 15 km. straight toward 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 fat and in which direction is his office from the  home ?
    1. 20km North- west
    2. 15 km North-East
    3. 20 km North- East
    4. 15 km North –West
  94. Sudhir ranks seventh from the top and 20th from the bottom . how many students are there in the class?
    1. 35
    2. 36
    3. 33
    4. 34
  95. Find the odd one out from the given alternatives:
    1. School –Peon
    2. Dance –Dancer
    3. Art-Artist
    4. Song-Singer
  96. If the word ‘STOVE’ can be written as ‘FNBLK’ then how can the word ‘Votes’ be written in that code?
    1. BNLKF
    2. KFLBN
    3. LBNKF
    4. NBLKF
  97. If ‘dog ‘ is ‘Cat’ is ‘rat, ‘rat’ is ‘mat’ is ‘cow’ , then which one of the following is not an animal?
    1. Mat
    2. Dog
    3. Rat
    4. Cow
  98. 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?
    1. Brother
    2. Father
    3. Brother-in-law
    4. Husband
  99. 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 could drink or green coconut  or both):
    1. 27
    2. 25
    3. 20
    4. 22
  100. In a classroom, there are 5 row, and 5 children Akshay , vineet,  Sujeet , Guddu and Mangal are seated one behind the other in 5 separate row 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 .

    1. Mangal ,Sujeet, Guddu, Akshay, Vineet
    2. Sujeet, Mangal, Guddu, Akshay, Vineet
    3. Vinee  ,tGuddu,  Mangal,  Sujeet,  Akshay
    4. Guddu,  Mangal,  Sujeet,  Akshay,  Vineet

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