# POSTAL ASSISTANT KERALA CIRCLE EXAM PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER

KERALA POSTAL CIRCLE EXAM DATE:13.12.2009 MARKS:100  60 MINUTES
PART-1:ENGLISH
(Select the most appropriate word/set of words)
1.The word most nearly opposite in meaning to valor
Ans:Cowardice

2.The word most nearly similar in meaning to tentative
Ans:Experimental

3.The pair whosr relationship is most like the relationship expressed in the pair,beggar:beg
Ans:Mentor:Guide
Fill in the blanks(Questions 4-10)

4.We lost confidence in him because he never………his promise
Ans:Keeps

5.Her true feelings expressed themselves in her sarcastic asides:only then was he feelings revealed.
Ans:expressed,feeelings

6.Technically glass is a mineral and…………..
Ans:So is water

7.Rajasthan …………….a very dry climate
Ans:has

8.One of the least effective ways of storing information is learning…………it.
Ans:to repeat

9.Many modern architects insists on……………materials native to the region that will blend into the surrounding landscape.
Ans:using

10.By the time a baby has reached its first birthdays,he should,without the help of an adult,………sit up or even stand up.
Ans:be able to

PART II.MATHEMATICS
11.A jar contains 10 red marbles and 30 green ones.How many red marbles must be added to the jar  so that  60% of the marbles will be red?
Ans:35

12.Driving at 48 miles pe hour,how many minutes will it take to drive 32 miles?
Ans:40

13.If a =9 x 8321 and b=9 x 7321 what is the value of a-b
Ans:9000

14.From 1989 to 1990,the number of applicants to a college increased 15% to 5060.How many applications were there in 1989?
Ans:4400

15.Find two numbers whose sum is 27 and product is 182
Ans:13,14

16.How many three-digit numbers aree divisible by 7?
Ans:128

17.Liz is now twice as old as Jose  but 6 years ago she was 5 times as old as he was .How old is Liz now?
Ans:16

18.What is the sum of the product  and quotient of 8 and 8?
Ans:65

19.Liz solved 24 maths problems in 15 minutes.At this rate,how many problems can she solve in 40 minutes?
Ans:64

20.If the average (arithmetic mean)of 25,31 and x is 37 what is the value of x?
Ans:55

PART-III:GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
21.When is world population day celebrated ?
Ans:July 11

22.Jarawas are inhabitants of
Ans:Andamans

Ans:Berne

24.Newsprint factory in kerala is located in
Ans:Velloor

25.Which of the following is used as an explosive
Ans:Nitroglycerine

26.Winner of the laureus wrld sportswoman of the year 2009
Ans:Yelena Isinbayeva

27.Who is discover laser
Ans:Theodore May man

28.Identify the wrong pair
a)Copper:Balaghat
b)Bauxite:Amarkantak plateau
c)Iron ore:Kudremukh
d)Coal:Digboi

29.Which is the wrong pair
a)Audacity of hope:Barrack Obama
b)Freedom from fear:Sonia Sotomayor
c)Long walkto freedom:Nelson Mandela
d)Abdul kalam:Wings of fire

30.The venue of the 1st official summit of BRIC countries in May 2009 was
Ans:Yekaterinburg

31.Whose patent motto in life was”When ever you can,Count”
Ans:Francis Galton

32.identify the wrong pair
a)4 bits:1 nibble
b)1024 zb:1 Votabyte
c)1024 tb:1 exabyte
d)1024 eb:1 zetabyte
Ans:c

33.Identify the wrong pair
a)Smallest Angiosperm:Lemna
b)Largest seed:Cuscutta Reflexa
c)Smallest Flower:Wolffia Microscopia
d)Largest Flower:Rafflesia Amoldi
Ans:b

34.Elements which helps the flowering of plants
Ans:Magnesium

35.Indian,scientist who translated Einstein’s  General Theory of Relativity from German language to English
Ans:S.N.Bose

36.Indian,who won Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2009
Ans:Deep Joshi

37.Which of the following places is not associated with railway  equipment  industry in  India
b)Varanasi
c)Jamshedpur
d)Chittaranjan
Ans:a

38.Who has been appointed as  Foreign Secretary of India
Ans:Nirupama Rao

39.Spot the wrong pair
a)Agni V-missile
b)kalpana-1-Weather Satellite
c)Bhuvan-Inhouse Mapping system
d)T-90-Satellite launch Vehicle
Ans:d

40.Tyeb Mehta who passed away in July 2009 is remembered for his contribution in the which field.
Ans:painting

PART-IV:REASONING AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY
41.Find the odd animal out
a)Tiger
b)Leopard
c)Wildcat
d)fox
Ans:d

42.if’LODES’is coded as’46321’how will you code the word’DOES’
Ans:3621

43.Find the odd number out
Ans:398

44.Jose travels 7 km to the north.Then again he turns to the right and walks 3 km.Then again he turns to his right and moves 7 km forward.How many kilometers away is he from the starting point?
Ans:3 km

45.’FOOD’is to’HUNGER’as ‘SLEEP’is to
Ans:Weariness

46.’DRIVER’=7,’PEDESTRIAN’=11,ACCIDENT=?
Ans:9
Questions 47-50 are based on the 4 statements(i)-(iv)given below
(i)a and b play football and hockey
(ii)c and d play badminton and cricket
(iii)b and c play cricket and football
(iv)a and d play hockey and badminton

47.One who plays badminton,football and hockey
Ans:A

48.One who plays badminton,football and cricket
Ans:c

49.One who plays cricket,football and hockey
Ans:b

50.One who does not play cricket
Ans:a

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