Sales Assistant Solved Question Paper

CATEGORY NO : 540/2011
NAME OF POST : Sales Assistant
DEPARTMENT : Handicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd
SCALE OF PAY : Rs 4,500 - 7,000/-

1. Find The Number if it is decreased by 25 1/2 % gives 153?
A] 600
B] 501
C] 595
D] 613
(Error in the question. It should be Reduced to instead of reduced by)

2. A hall 25 meter long and 15 meter board is surrounded by a varanda of uniform width of 2.5 meter. The cost of flooring the veranda at the rate of Rs.4/- per square meter is ?

A] Rs.900
B] Rs.600
C] Rs.800
D] Rs.1000

3.A man sold an article for Rs.450 at a loss of 10%. At what price should it be sold to earn a profit of 10%?

A] Rs.500
B] Rs.460
C] Rs.470
D] Rs.550

4. Arjun completes a work in 35days as Biju completes the same work in 45 Days. If they complete it together and get a payment of Rs.3,200. What is Biju's share?

A] Rs.1,300
B] Rs.1,800
C] Rs.1,400
D] Rs.1,450

5. The ratio of milk and water in a mixture is 4:3. If 14 liters of water is added to the mixture, the ratio of milk and water become 3:4. Then the quantity of milk in the mixture is?

A] 24 Liters
B] 18 Liters
C] 12 Liters
D] 14 Liters

6. If a=$$\sqrt{2}+1$$ and b =$$\displaystyle\frac{3}{\sqrt{2}+1}$$,Then the value of $$\frac{a^3 - a^3}{a^2 + b^2+ab}$$ is
A] $$2\sqrt{2}$$
B] 2
C] 0
D] $$\sqrt{2}-1$$

7. The average of odd numbers upto 50 is?

A] 30
B] 35
C] 25
D] 24

8. A car is moving with a speed of 72km/hr.How many meters will it cover in 15 mts?

A] 1080
B] 16000
C] 18000
D] 12000

9. The total number of prime facters in $$6^2 * 16^{15} * 21^{12} $$ are?
A] 47
B] 124
C] 134
D] 110
(Error in option answer is 112)

10. At simple interest, in how many years will a sum of money doubled itself at 12% per annum?

A] 8 Years 6 Months
B] 8 Years 5 Months
C] 8 Years 8 Months
D] 8 Years 4 Months

11.A father is twice as old as his son. 20 Years ago, the age of the father was 12 times the age of the son. The present age of the son is?

A] 20 years
B] 25 years
C] 22 years
D] 26 years

12.Choose the correct alternative :- Dog:Bark::Goat:?

A] Bleat
B] Howl
C] Grunt
D] Bray

13. Choose out the odd one:

A] Inch
B] Foot
C] Yard
D] Quart

14. A man goes 10m due north and then 30m due east. His distance from the starting place is?

A] $$10\sqrt{10} m$$
B] 100 m
C] $$20\sqrt{10} m$$
D] 40 m

15.The year next to 1990 having the same calender as that of 1990 is ?
A] 1998
B] 1999
C] 2000
D] 2001

16. If + means /, - means *, / means + and * means -, then 36*12+4/6+2-3 = ?
A] 2
B] 32
C] 42
D] 52

17. In certain code, COMPUTER is written as RFUVQNPC. How is MEDICINE written in the same code?


18. Arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence:
(i) District
(ii) Village
(iii) State
(iv) Town

A] ii, i, iv, iii
B] ii, iii, iv, i
C] ii, iv, i, iii
D] iii, ii, i, iv

19.Which is the number that is equal to the cube of the sum of its digits?

A] 4193
B] 4913
C] 4923
D] 3923

20. A train 110m in length runs through a station at the rate of 36km/Hrs. How long will it take to pass a given point?

A] 12 Sec
B] 11 Sec
C] 13 Sec
D] 15 Sec

21.Which of the following is associated with conservation of nature?


22. Which of the following is not an excretory organ?

A] Uterus
B] Liver
C] Lungs
D] Kidney

23. What is the main content of Biogas?

A] Ethane
B] Methane
C] Acetylene
D] Butane

24. Who invented electric bulb?

A] Thomas Alva Edison
B] J.J.Thomson
C] Robert Stephanson
D] Rutherford

25. Potassium is kept in :

A] Water
B] Kerosene
C] Alcohol
D] Ammonia

26.The smallest bone of human body is?

A] Malleus
B] Incus
C] Stapes
D] Femer

27. Who is known as Father of Indian "White Revolution"?

A] Dr.M.S.Swaminathan
B] C.V.Raman
C] Dr.Varghese Kurian
D] Dr.Chandrasekar

28. Cause of Malaria is a .....

A] Virus
B] Bacteria
C] Fungus
D] Protozoa

29.What is the metal contained in hemoglobin?

A] Copper
B] Aluminium
C] Iron
D] Magnesium

30. The lightest metal is known as:....

A] Sodium
B] Potassium
C] Aluminium
D] Lithium

31. Deepika Kumari is associated with?

A] Archery
B] Tennis
C] Shooting
D] Swimming

32. Which Indian Film Star was recently conferred Honorary Doctorate by Bedfordshire University in UK?

A] Om Puri
B] Amir Khan
C] Amitabh Bachhan
D] Shah Rukh Khan

33. Who is the author of the Book "The Casual Vacancy"?

A] Salmon Rushdie
B] J.K.Rowling
C] Amrit.N.Shetty
D] Shashi Tharoor

34. Name the famous astronaut who passed away on August 25th, 2012?

A] Yuri Gagarin
B] Edwin Aldrin
C] Neil Armstrong
D] Michael Collins

35. Who was the recipient of Bharatha Ratna Award in 2008?

A] Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
B] Pandit Ravi Shankar
C] Ustad Bismillah Khan
D] Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar

36. Who inagurated the Emerging Kerala-2012, the global investors meet held at Kochi?

A] Mr.A.K.Antony
B] Dr.Manmohan Singh
C] Mr.Pranab Mukherjee
D] Mr.P.Chidambaram

37. The Controversial Nuclear Power Project at Kudamkulam is in :

A] Rajasthan
B] Maharastra
C] Tamil Nadu
D] Bihar

38. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of Kochi Metro recently?

A] Tom Jose
B] K.Jaya Kumar
C] E.Sreedharan
D] Elias George

39. Which type of tax is implemented by the Eu countries over flight charges with effect from 1.1.2012?

A] Carbon Tax
B] Luxury Tax
C] Petroleum Tax
D] Service Tax

40. The 34th National Game - 2011 was held at?
A] Assam
B] Bihar
C] Punjab
D] Jharkhand

41. The Kaziranga National Park is located at?

A] Madhya Pradesh
B] Uttar Pradesh
C] Assam
D] Rajasthan

42. The place where the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) is located?

A] Hyderabad
B] Bangalore
C] Ahmadabad
D] Chennai

43. The country that shares longest land frontier with India?

A] Bangladesh
B] China
C] Pakistan
D] Nepal

44.The highest waterfall in India, Jog Falls is on the River?

A] Kaveri
B] Godavari
C] Ganga
D] Sharavathi

45. Which amoung the following is a Hill Station?

A] Madurai
B] Indore
C] Amritsar
D] Darjeeling

46.The confluence of River Bhagirati and River Alakananda is at?

A] Rudraprayag
B] Devaprayag
C] Vishuprayag
D] Karnaprayag

47. Most populous state in India is?

A] Bihar
B] Tamil Nadu
C] Uttar Pradesh
D] Gujarath

48.The soil formed due to intense leaching in areas of high temparature and rainfall:

A] Black Soil
B] Literate Soil
C] Alluvial Soil
D] Red Soil

49. The national Fruit of India is?

A] Jack Fruit
B] Apple
C] Orange
D] Mango

50. The most urbanized district in Kerala?

A] Thiruvananthapuram
B] Ernakulam
C] Thrissur
D] Malappuram

51. Who started Samathva Samajam?

A] Vaikunda Swamikal
B] Chattambi Swamikal
C] Sree Narayana Guru
D] K.P.Karuppan

52. Which one is not the work of Sree Narayana Guru?

A] Atmopadesha Satakam
B] Nirvriti Panchakam
C] Darshanamala
D] Vedadikara Nirupanam

53. Chattampi Swamikal attained samadi at?

A] Kannammoola
B] Panmana
C] Sivagiri
D] Cempazanthy

54. A daily published by Swami Vagbhadananda?

A] Abhinava Keralam
B] Advaita Chinta Padhati
C] Atmavidya Kahalam
D] Daivasathakam

55. St.Thomas arrived Kerala in?

A] 52 AD
B] 53 AD
C] 50 AD
D] 78 AD

56.The only and major fresh water lake in Kerala is at?

A] Vembanad
B] Astamudi
C] Sasthamkotta
D] Tirunavai

57. Which social reformer was also known as 'Pulayaraja'?

A] Chattambi Swamikal
B] Sree Narayana Guru
C] Ayyankali
D] Brahmananda Shivayogi

58. Who founded 'Vidhya Poshini Sabha'?

A] Swadeshabimani Ramakrishna Pillai
B] Ayyankali
C] Sahodaran Ayyappan
D] Dr.Palpu

59. The pattern for the organization of NSS was evolved from?

B] Servants of India Society
C] Yogakshema Sabha
D] Sadujana Paripalana Sangham

60. Monthly published by Vakam Abdul Khadir Maulavi?

A] Al Hilal
B] Al Rashid
C] Al Amin
D] Al Islam

61. According to the Constitution of India is a .....

A] Federation
B] Unitary State
C] Union of States
D] Confederation

62. The Constitutional Amendment Act which deleted the 'Right to Property' from Fundamental Right is :

A] 41st Amendment
B] 42nd Amendment
C] 43rd Amendment
D] 44th Amendment

63.The state having maximum number of representation in the Rajya Sabha is?

A] Maharastra
B] Andhra Pradesh
C] Uttar Pradesh
D] Tamil Nadu

64. In India money bills can be introduced in :

A] Lok Sabha only
B] Rajya Sabha Only
C] Either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha
D] Estimates Committee of Parliament

65. Which schedule of Indian Constitution deals with the administration of Scheduled Areas and Schedules Tribes?

A] Schedule 4
B] Schedule 5
C] Schedule 6
D] Schedule 7

66.Which Article of Indian Constitution guarantees equality in matters of employment in government offices?

A] Article 14
B] Article 15
C] Article 16
D] Article 17

67. In India,'Equal Pay for Equal Work' is a :

A] Fundamental Right
B] Directive Principles of State Policies
C] Fundamental Duties
D] Civil Right

68. Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the 'Right to Education'?

A] Article 20(a)
B] Article 21 (a)
C] Article 22(b)
D] Article 23(b)

69.The writ issued by the court when it finds that a particular office holder is not doing legal duty and thereby infringing the right of an individual is :

A] Habeas Corpus
B] Mandamus
C] Prohibition
D] Certiorari

70. The Chief Election Commissioner is appointed for a six year tearm or continue till the age of :

A] 60
B] 62
C] 65
D] 70

[Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate forms of the word/Phrase from the lists given below:(Question Number 71 - 76)]

71.The number of soldiers killed in the war ............ not large.

A] were
B] was
C] be
D] is

72.He would get the job if he__________.

A] had tried
B] tried
C] will try
D] would try

73. Everyone stood up ________.

A] didn't they?
B] didn't he?
C] weren't they?
D] haven't they?

74. I __________ playing tennis with Sania for a week now.

A] has played
B] played
C] have been playing
D] was playing

--> 75. 'The violence in the planet _____ Maruthi's net profit by 5.41%'.

A] mark
B] push in
C] boost
D] dip

76.He takes pride _______ his son.

A] of
B] in
C] about
D] for

77. Which of the following expression is the most informal request?

A] Could you close the door please?
B] Do you mind closing the door?
C] Can you close the door?
D] Would you mind closing the door please?

78. Select the apt passive form of :- 'Release the prisoner'

A] The prisoner may be released
B] The prisoner can be released
C] Let the prisoner be released
D] The prisoner will be released

79. Select the antonym of the word "Critical":-

A] uncertain
B] unimportant
C] uneasy
D] significant

80.Which of the following is identical in meaning of the sentence?
"Raju finished his work and then he left home."

A] Finishing his work Raju left home.
B] Raju left home finished his work.
C] Having finished his work Raju left home.
D] Having left home Raju finished his work.

81.സ്വര്‍ണ്ണം എന്നര്‍ത്ഥം വരാത്ത പദം ഏതു ?

A] കനകം 
B] ഹിരണ്യം 
C] ദിവം 
D] ഹേമം 

82. ; ഈ ചിഹ്നത്തിന്‍റെ പേരെന്ത്?

A] ഭിത്തിക 
B] ഉദ്ധരണി 
C] വിക്ഷേപണി 
D] രോധിനി 

83. താഴെ പറയുന്നതില്‍ വിശേഷണ പദം  ഏതു ?

A] ആന 
B] കറുത്ത 
C] പാല്‍ 
D] ഓടി 

84.പ്രതിഗ്രാഹിക വിഭാക്തിക്ക് ഉദാഹരണം?

A] ബാലനെ 
B] ബാലന്‍റെ 
C] ബാലനില്‍ 
D] ബാലന്‍ 

85.പണി+പുര =പണിപ്പുര ,ഏതു സന്ധി?

A] ആദേശം 
B] ദ്വിതം 
C] ആഗമം 
D] ലോപം 

86.'तपोवन'इस शब्द मैं प्रयुप्त संधि कोन -सा है ।

A] आगमन संधि 
B] व्यंजन संधि 
C] स्वर संधि 
D] विसर्ग संधि 

87. अव्ययीभाव समास के लिए एक उदाहरण शब्द है _______.

A] प्रत्येक  
B] दिन-रात 
C] अष्टधातु 
D] देशगत 

88.जो शब्दंश किसी शब्द के पीछे जोडा जाता है , असे _____ कहलाता है।

A] परसर्ग 
B] संयोजक 
C] उपसर्ग 
D] प्रत्यय

89.गंगानदी बहुत तीव्रगति से उतरती है।इस वाक्य मैं किस प्रकार का क्रिया-विशेषण का प्रयोग है?

A] रीतिवाचक 
B] परिमाणवाचक 
C] कालवाचक 
D] स्थानवाचक 

90. 'खाक छानना ' मुहाबरे शब्द का प्रयोग किस अर्थ में होता है।

A] सहारा देना 
B] मारा फिरना 
C] डराना 
D] छिपाना

91. HTTPS stands for:

A] Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
B] Hypertext Transport Protocol Security
C] Hypertext Transfer Per Second
D] Hypertext Transfer Protocol Security

92. 1 MB stands for:

A] 1024 bites
B] 1024 GB
C] 1024 KB
D] 1024 Bytes

93. Which of the following are the two main components of the CPU?

A] Control unit and registers
B] Registers and main memory
C] Control unit and ALU
D] ALU and bus

94.Virus that travel from computer to computer to spread their infection:

A] Worm
B] Logic Bomb
C] Macro Virus
D] Comp Virus

95. Which of the following is not a harmful for computer?

A] Spyware
B] Cookies
C] Virus
D] Malware

96. What is the full form of Wi-Fi?

A] Wired Fidelity
B] Wireless Fidelity
C] Wireless Fixation
D] Wired Fixation

97. The inventor of the World Wide Web?

A] Robert Berners Lee
B] Tim Berners Lee
C] Tim John Shoch
D] Robert John Berners

98. _____________ is a virtual network of libraries of different academic institutions.


99. What does EBCIDIC stands for?

A] Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
B] Extended Bit Code Decimal Interchange Code
C] Extended Bit Case Decimal Interchange Code
D] Extended Binary Case Decimal Interchange Code

100.India passed the IT Act 2000 and notified it for effectiveness on :
A] 2000 May 17
B] 2000 June 9
C] 2000 July 9
D] 2000 October 17