ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS VIII

22/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Bipasha can eat 24 rasgullas in 12 minutes. Her friend Sujata takes DOUBLE the time to eat the same number.

One day they buy 24 rasgullas and start eating them. If they eat at their normal speeds till the rasgullas are over, how many rasgullas would Sujata have eaten?
A
6
B
8
C
12
D
16

21/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The cross section of a flower is shown below. Which letter correctly represents the part of the flower where the pollen grains are transferred?

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Correct Answer: A

20/02/24

Subject: MATHS
By what number would you multiply 6.807 x 106 to get 6.807 x 1010?
A
4
B
1000
C
4000
D
10000

Correct Answer: D

19/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Which word in the list given below will appear second if arranged alphabetically?


A
exert
B
excess
C
exhaust
D
excite

Correct Answer: D

18/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Choose the CORRECT option that MATCHES the sentence given below.

He was known as a great playwright and as a great artist.
A
He was not known only as a great playwright and as a great artist.
B
He was not known as a great playwright but only as a great artist.
C
He was known only as a great playwright and not as a great artist.
D
He was not only known as a great playwright but also as a great artist.

17/02/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following activities did the Brahmo Samaj focus on to bring about significant societal change in 19th century India?
A
Education of Brahmins
B
Empowerment of women
C
Revival of Vedic rites
D
Encouragement of land reforms

15/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Shivani pays Rs. 450 for a ready-made salwar kurta set she buys from Grandways during a sale (see the notice). How much money did she save because of the sale?


A
Rs. 55
B
Rs. 50
C
Rs. 49.50
D
Rs. 40.50

14/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following would be a chemical change?
A
A metal on heating to a high temperature turns into liquid form.
B
A metal gets a greenish coating on exposure to air.
C
A metal is drawn into wires.
D
A metal is beaten into thin sheets.

13/02/24

Subject: MATHS
(x - 2)(x - 2) + 4x is equal to
A
x2 - 4 + 4x
B
6x + 4
C
x2 + 4 + 4x
D
A metal is beaten into thin sheets.

07/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The United Nations Committee for the Transport of Dangerous Goods has specified symbols to be used while transporting dangerous goods.



Which of these substances would carry this sign while being transported?
A
Uranium
B
Petrol
C
LPG
D
Coal

06/02/24

Subject: MATHS
A part of quadrilateral EFGH is covered with an object X.



Which of the following is DEFINITELY true about quadrilateral EFGH?
A
It must be a parallelogram.
B
It must be a rectangle.
C
It must be a square.
D
None of the above is DEFINITELY true.

Correct Answer: D

05/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of the following is the meaning of the given expression?

Hold your horses.
A
Don't let the horses run away.
B
Be patient, slow down.
C
Do not shout at the horses.
D
Tie the horses securely to the cart.

04/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the CORRECT option that MATCHES the sentence given below.

He was known as a great playwright and as a great artist.
A
He was not known only as a great playwright and as a great artist.
B
He was not known as a great playwright but only as a great artist.
C
He was known only as a great playwright and not as a great artist.
D
He was not only known as a great playwright but also as a great artist.

01/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Which of the following can NOT be used to express the capacity of a container?
A
dm3
B
litre
C
cm2
D
ml

31/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Any three colours of light, which produce white light when combined with the correct intensity, are called PRIMARY COLOURS of light. (Red, Green and Blue)

Colours produced by the addition of equal intensities of two primary colours of light are called SECONDARY COLOURS of light. (Yellow, Cyan and Magenta)

Any two colours of light, which produce white when combined, are said to be COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS of each other.

Study the figure given here and answer the following question.



Which of the following colours is a complementary colour of 'BLUE'?
A
Cyan
B
Magenta
C
Red
D
Yellow

30/01/24

Subject: MATHS


The average height of Radhika, Gopu, Ashish and Komal shown above, is 118 cm. What is the SUM of their heights?
A
156 cm
B
472 cm
C
590 cm
D
We can't say from the given information.

29/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Identify the sentence which has a word that rhymes with 'reel'.
A
The child ran down the stairs with her hand on the rail.
B
The fleet of ships looked lovely in the pale evening light.
C
A good doctor tries his best to heal even his sickest patient.
D
My friend looked up worriedly as she heard the door bell.

Correct Answer: C

27/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following forest types are likely to be found in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat?
A
Alpine forest
B
Monsoon rain forest
C
Dry deciduous forest
D
Mangrove forest

Correct Answer: C

26/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
For an average sized door, which of the following is closest to 1 metre?
A
Thickness
B
Width
C
Height
D
Surface area

Correct Answer: B

25/01/24

Subject: MATHS
Ananth ran a 4 km stretch at an average speed of 10 km an hour. If he started his run at 5:00 a.m., at what time did he finish?
A
5:24 a.m.
B
5:40 a.m.
C
7:25 a.m.
D
7:30 a.m.

Correct Answer: A

23/01/24

Subject: MATHS
(xy)2 × (xy)M2 is equal to
A
2xy2
B
x2y2
C
x2y4
D
x4y4

22/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these words would appear last if arranged alphabetically?



A
please
B
plinth
C
plump
D
plastic

Correct Answer: C

20/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The picture shown below represents a disaster management initiative. Which of the following is the disaster depicted in the picture?



A
Earthquake
B
Flood
C
Fire
D
Cyclone

Correct Answer: D

19/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
There are 8 balls M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T. 7 of them are identical, the 8th is either heavier or lighter.Only an accurate beam balance with 2 pans is available.
The result of 3 weighings is as shown:



Which is the odd ball, and is it heavier or lighter?
A
Q, heavier
B
M, lighter
C
O, lighter
D
It is not possible to tell for sure

Correct Answer: C

18/01/24

Subject: MATHS
The height of triangle PQR is double the height of triangle ABC, while the base of triangle ABC is double the base of triangle PQR.

The ratio of the areas of triangles ABC and PQR will be
A
1:1
B
1:2
C
2:1
D
2:3

17/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
When a person's blood pressure is measured, two readings are obtained - the Systolic and the Diastolic. These two numbers are used to determine if the person has high blood pressure (hypertension).


The blood pressure readings of 4 patients is given below. Which of them is suffering from Stage 1 Hypertension?
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Correct Answer: C

16/01/24

Subject: MATHS
What is 7799 ÷ 19?
A
Quotient = 41, Remainder = 0
B
Quotient = 41, Remainder = 9
C
Quotient = 41.4, Remainder = 14
D
Quotient = 410, Remainder = 9

Correct Answer: D

15/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
The following headline appeared in a recent edition of The Times of India:



Which is the correct expansion of the given headline?
A
Saurav Ganguly has retained as the Indian skipper.
B
Saurav Ganguly was been retained as the Indian skipper.
C
Saurav Ganguly has been retained as the Indian skipper.
D
Saurav Ganguly will be the new Indian skipper.

Correct Answer: C

13/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following cannot be answered from the given map?
A
Which 5 star hotel is closest to the Hussain Sagar Lake?
B
How far is the airport from the Taj Residency Hotel?
C
In which direction from the Golkonda Fort are the Qutb Shahi tombs?
D
Which tank is close to the Nehru Zoological park?

12/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The chart below shows the rate of heartbeat of different animals. Their weights are also given.


From the chart, which of these appears to be the relationship between the weight of an animal and its average heart rate?
A
The average heart rate of the heavier animals is more.
B
The average heart rate of the heavier animals is less.
C
The average heart rate of the light and heavy animals is less than that of the other animals.
D
There is no relationship between the weight of an animal and its average heart rate.

Correct Answer: B

11/01/24

Subject: MATHS
Nandini makes 'halwa' one evening and divides it into four equal portions for her family of four. However, just as they are about to eat it, an unexpected guest arrives and Nandini has to now re-divide the halwa into five equal portions. By what percentage has each family member's share reduced due to this?
A
5%
B
10%
C
20%
D
25%

Correct Answer: C

10/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The figure shows a boy throwing a javelin. For a given javelin mass, the distance the javelin travels depends upon the force exerted by the boy's arm and the time for which it is exerted.
The force exerted multiplied by the time for which it is exerted is called the impulse.

Impulse = Force x time



A
kg
B
kg.m.s2
C
kg.m/s
D
Kg.m/ s2

Correct Answer: C

09/01/24

Subject: MATHS
How many pieces exactly like this one are needed to form a complete circle (circular region)?


A
6
B
8
C
10
D
12

Correct Answer: D

08/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Mr. Kolhe loves to travel. He likes to plan his travel according to the alphabetical order of the places.



Which place will he go to first? Choose the correct answer from the list given in the box above.
A
Bangalore
B
Bangripost
C
Bangkok
D
Bangladesh

Correct Answer: A

06/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The cartoon shown here is related to a natural disaster. Which one?



A
Tsunami
B
Cyclone
C
Flood
D
Cloud burst

05/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The 'Flame Test' is used in the identification of certain metals. It is based on the observation that light emitted by any element gives a unique spectrum when passed through a spectroscope. When a salt of the metal is introduced into a Bunsen burner flame, the metallic ion produces characteristic colour in the flame. Some metals and the colours they produce are:



White light can be considered the sum of RED, BLUE and GREEN coloured light. In other words, if all RED was absorbed from WHITE light, it would appear to be CYAN. That is:

CYAN = GREEN + BLUE
MAGENTA = RED + BLUE
YELLOW = RED + GREEN

The colour of the flame produced by sodium ion masks many other coloured flames. What would be the best filter to use in order to block the colour of sodium flame?
A
Red
B
Yellow
C
Blue
D
Plane glass

04/01/24

Subject: MATHS
What number should come in the box to make the following statement true?
34 + 32 = 9 × ___
A
4
B
7
C
10
D
81

01/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the suffix that could be added to the base word 'fresh'.
A
-ing
B
-ed
C
-ment
D
-ness

30/12/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Debasish wants to apply for a loan to UTI bank for house construction. He is asked by the bank authority to submit a document showing PROOF OF IDENTITY. Which of these documents can Debasish produce for this?
A
latest electricity bill
B
latest salary slip
C
his passport
D
the UTI bank cheque book

29/12/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following joints would allow rotational motion about MORE THAN one axis?
A
B
C
D
All of these

28/12/24

Subject: MATHS
The integer that is 25 more than (-435) is
A
-450
B
-460
C
-410
D
460

27/12/24

Subject: SCIENCE
A hydro carbon C4H10 has a boiling point of 00 C. Assuming it is stable at 25oC, what would be its state at that temperature(all other conditions like pressure remaining the same)?
A
Solid
B
Liquid
C
Gas
D
(Cannot predict without knowing the melting point)

26/12/24

Subject: MATHS
Gina has a brief case which she can lock using a 3-digit code using any of the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4.



How many different 3-digit codes can she form using these four digits?
A
3 × 4
B
4 × 4 × 4
C
3 × 3 × 3 × 3
D
3 + 3 + 3

25/12/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Which word best completes the sentence?

The edges of the fresh sheets of paper were as sharp as________.
A
razors
B
rulers
C
the mind
D
wall paper

23/12/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The map shown below is a route starting from Chennai to attract foreign tourists to visit ______



If they had to choose the brand with the longest expected life based on the above experiments, they should choose _________.
A
Brand P
B
Brand Q
C
Brand R
D
Brand T

22/12/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Five friends, Lata, Mala, Shaila, Rohit and Ali each tried out two of the five different brands of batteries to check which brand lasted the longest. The data collected is shown below.



If they had to choose the brand with the longest expected life based on the above experiments, they should choose _________.
A
Brand P
B
Brand Q
C
Brand R
D
Brand T

21/12/23

Subject: MATHS
In a circular cricket stadium, the seats are arranged around the main playground, in concentric circles. The innermost circle (nearest to the playground) has 100 seats and the outermost circle has 200 seats, with the number of seats increasing uniformly per circular row. If there are 26 circular rows of seats in all, how many seats are there in the 20th row?
A
150
B
172
C
176
D
180

20/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A patient with cancer of the food pipe, cannot eat and swallow. So to feed him, a tube is inserted directly into his stomach. Properly mashed food is now given to the patient directly through the pipe.
Now that the food is going directly to the stomach instead of through the food pipe, which of these is likely to happen?
A
water will not be absorbed
B
the kidney will stop working
C
carbohydrates will not be digested
D
(no major problem will arise)

19/12/23

Subject: MATHS
In a magic square, the sum of every row, column and diagonal is the same. Shown below is a 3 x 3 magic square:



What is the value of 10x?
A
60
B
40
C
30
D
10

18/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the best words to complete the sentence below.

She told her friend that if he ________ his promise, she ________ speak to him again.
A
break - would never
B
break - will never
C
broke - will never
D
broke - would never

16/12/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The illustration shown below is based on an artists's perception of a recent rail accident in Bihar. Observe the illustration and read the text carefully. According to this, who was primarily responsible for the accident?



A
the engineers of the British East India Company
B
the engineers of modern Indian Railways
C
the construction workers
D
the train driver

15/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Raju has two batteries. One is a 9V battery and the one is a regular 1.5V pencil cell. Each battery has a + and - noted on it as shown.
How can Raju connect the two batteries together in a simple circuit?

A
B
C
D

14/12/23

Subject: MATHS
Cube X shown below has a different number (from 1 to 6)on each face.



Which of the views shown below can NOT be of cube X?

A
View 1
B
View 2
C
View 3
D
All the views are of cube X

13/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A fine copper gauze is taken and placed about half a centimeter above a Bunsen Burner. When the gas is switched on and lighted above the gauze, the flame burns only above the copper gauze as shown in the figure. This demonstrates that:



A
Copper is a very good conductor of heat.
B
Copper is a very poor conductor of heat.
C
The wire gauze blocks the flow of oxygen.
D
The wire gauze blocks the flow of the gas.

12/12/23

Subject: MATHS
An equilateral triangle TSR is to be drawn on base SR of square PQRS.

Where will point T lie?
A
inside square PQRS
B
on the midpoint of side PQ
C
exactly on point P
D
outside the square, over the top of PQ

05/12/23

Subject: MATHS
Qadir wanted to form a triangle with exactly 12 identical matchsticks, without bending or breaking any. He makes one side of the triangle with 6 matches.


How many matchsticks should he use for the other two sides (respectively)?
A
3 matchsticks, 3 matchsticks
B
4 matchsticks, 2 matchsticks
C
5 matchsticks, 1 matchstick
D
He will not be able to make a triangle.

04/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which word best completes the sentence?

The cut needed _________.
A
bandageing
B
bandaging
C
bandeging
D
bandajing

02/12/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The global presence of Tata Steel of India is depicted in the map given below. Which of the following is TRUE about Tata Steel with relation to the map?



A
Tata Steel has established steel plants all across Asia and Africa.
B
Tata Steel recently acquired a steel plant in America.
C
Tata Steel has customers in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.
D
Bangladesh is the main centre of raw material extraction for Tata Steel.

01/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A hydrometer is an instrument used to measure the density of liquids. Its markings are not linear. A hydrometer, whose markings have got erased, is placed in three vessels containing petrol (density 750 g/cc), water (density 1000 g/cc) and glycerine (density 1250 g/cc).



Which of these could be the correct markings on the hydrometer?
A
B
C
D

30/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A bakery makes bread loaves in two sizes as shown below.



The smaller loaf is priced at Rs.10 and the larger at Rs. 20. Which loaf is better (more economical) to buy?
A
the smaller one
B
the larger one
C
both are equally economical
D
depends on the number of slices they are cut into

28/11/23

Subject: MATHS
The jug below has to be filled with a liquid, using the beaker shown.



If the beaker is to be filled with exactly as much liquid as is required to fill the jug upto the 2 litre mark, what part of it should be filled?
A
1⁄4
B
1⁄2
C
2⁄3
D
3⁄4

27/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the phrase that could replace the underlined words in the sentence.

Beena jumped at the chance when she was offered a ride in the fast car.
A
was frightened
B
fell down
C
was quick to say 'yes'
D
said 'no'

25/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
One of India's evolving neo-classical dance forms is Satriya, which has its origin in the island of Majuli in the middle of Brahamaputra River in Assam. The name Satriya is derived from Satra, a monastic institution of the Vaishnava sect.

It is likely that the Satriya dance is based on events in the life of:

A
Lord Buddha
B
An Ahom King
C
Lord Krishna
D
Lord Shiva

24/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Crude oil is usually not used as a fuel. Which among these is NOT a reason for this?
A
Crude oil is a resource from which many other fuels can be extracted.
B
Naphtha, got from crude oil, is a raw material for many important chemicals.
C
Crude oil is a non renewable resource and thus has to be conserved.
D
Crude oil does not burn completely and produces a very smoky flame.

23/11/23

Subject: MATHS
John bought a motorcycle that advertises its mileage as being 90 km/litre, but the actual mileage is 20% less than that. If John fills 2 litres of petrol in his motorcycle, how many kilometres can he travel before the petrol gets over?
A
90 km
B
144 km
C
80 km
D
216 km

22/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Normal rain water has a pH of 5.6. Fishes and other aquatic animals die when the water becomes more acidic. Which of these gases is likely to make rain water more acidic?

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A
Ozone
B
Sulphur dioxide
C
Nitrogen
D
Hydrogen peroxide

21/11/23

Subject: MATHS
3 unit cubes that were joined as shown in Figure 1 were taken apart and then joined again as shown in Figure 2.



Which of the following changed due to the reshaping of the solid?
A
the volume
B
the total surface area
C
both volume and total surface area
D
neither volume nor total surface area

19/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
One of the most severe famines of the 20th century was the Bengal famine of 1943 in which over five million people died. Prof. Amartya Sen, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his studies of the Bengal famine, found that the pressure of war and the inability of the British to provide enough relief were the two main causes of the famine.

Which waris being referred to?

A
Sepoy Mutiny
B
World War I
C
World War II
D
Bengal Partition

17/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The diagram shows the mass and dimensions of three cuboids. Which one of the following statements is TRUE?

A
The blocks all have the same density
B
Blocks 2 and 3 are twice as dense as Block 1.
C
Block 1 is one-third as dense as Block 3
D
All three blocks have different densities

Correct Answer: C

15/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In the figure given, compared to wave P, wave Q would be _________

A
louder
B
softer (less sound)
C
of higher pitch
D
of lower pitch

14/11/23

Subject: MATHS
If the area of the figure drawn on the square grid below is 36 cm2, what will be the value of 'x'?


A
4.5 cm
B
3.6 cm
C
3 cm
D
2 cm

Correct Answer: D

13/11/23

Subject: EGLISH
Select the option which best completes the sentence below.

The head of the school is usually known as the ________.
A
Principle
B
Principal
C
Princepal
D
Prinsipal

Correct Answer: B

11/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Uttarakhand is a mountainous, land-locked state in North India. It has few mineral deposits. Yet in recent years, it has been able to attract massive investments in IT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, etc. This is probably because of
A
the conducive climatic conditions of the state.
B
the lure of tourist and religious places.
C
the increased tax benefits provided by the government.
D
the presence of a coalition government in the state.

Correct Answer: C

10/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL is term used to describe the use of living organisms, such as predators, parasitoids, and pathogens, to control pest insects, weeds or diseases.

An example of biological control is using ______________________.
A
a cat to kill mice at home
B
pesticides to kill insects
C
medicine to poison food of the pest
D
scarecrows to scare away birds

Correct Answer: A

09/11/23

Subject: MATHS
How many pairs of parallel lines are there in the figure below?


A
one
B
two
C
three
D
six

Correct Answer: B

08/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
If you took all of the atoms out of a chair, what would be left?
A
The chair would still be there, but it would weigh less.
B
The chair would be exactly the same as before.
C
There would be nothing left of the chair.
D
A pool of liquid would be left in place of the chair.

Correct Answer: C

07/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A 'micrometre' ( µm) is a unit for measuring very small lengths, where
1 µm = 1 × 10 − 3 mm.


What is the diameter(in mm) of the cell shown above?
A
0.00078
B
0.0078
C
0.26
D
7800

Correct Answer: B

06/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which words will best complete the following sentence?

The world would be a happier place ____________ people were not so selfish.
A
if only
B
provided that
C
supposing
D
although

Correct Answer: A

04/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The cartoon shown below is related to an encroachment free drive by the state government of Delhi. What could be the possible reason behind this drive being carried out?

A
to rehablitate people affected by cold wave
B
for widening a public road
C
to remove the people living below poverty line
D
to control terrorist activity

Correct Answer: B

03/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Four students, P, Q, R and S are standing in front of a mirror facing it. Their positions, as seen from the top, are shown below. Which of these students can see Q as well as Q's reflection in the mirror?



A
only P
B
only R and S
C
only R
D
only S

Correct Answer: B

02/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A square wire frame is cut open and then bent to form a regular hexagon. Each side of the square as well as of the hexagon formed is a whole number (when measured in cm). Which of these could be the perimeter of the hexagon?
A
26 cm
B
45 cm
C
66 cm
D
96 cm

Correct Answer: D

01/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of these best explains why a chullah fire (or a camp fire) burns brighter when it is fanned?



A
the air tries to put out the fire, so the fire burns brighter
B
the amount of fuel available to the fire increases
C
the amount of oxygen available to burn increases
D
it removes the burnt ashes allowing the wood to burn

Correct Answer: C

31/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Five numbers, when arranged in ascending order, form a series in which the difference between each number and the number next to it is 7. If 8 and 36 are two of those numbers, which one of the following could be one of the other three numbers?
A
14
B
27
C
29
D
35

Correct Answer: C

30/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which expression can best fill the blank?

This fight has been going on for years. Why don't you two ______________ and be friends?
A
chip in
B
do the honours
C
call it quits
D
resign

Correct Answer: C

28/10/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Kutch in Gujarat has traditionally had a pastoral economy. Which of these geographical features of Kutch has contributed to such an economic tradition?
A
its Banni grassland
B
its long coastline
C
its bountiful lakes
D
its low rocky hills

Correct Answer: A

27/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE


Three identical balls are taken at three different places P, Q and R on the earth as shown in the diagram. When the balls are dropped, gravity makes them fall.
Which of the following diagrams best shows the directions in which the balls will fall at P, Q and R?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: C

26/10/23

Subject: MATHS
According to the Flag Code of India, the length to width ratio of our National Flag should be 3 : 2. The flag should be made up of three rectangular sub-panels of equal width, with the top panel saffron, bottom panel green and the middle panel white, having the Ashok Chakra at its centre.



What is the length to the width ratio of each sub-panel in the flag?
A
9 : 2
B
9 : 4
C
3 : 2
D
3 : 6

Correct Answer: A

25/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the simple circuit shown here. A compass is placed near the circuit as shown. Which of these statements is TRUE?



A
If the battery terminals are connected the other way, the compass needle will deflect in the other direction.
B
The bulb will light up only when the battery terminals are connected in one particular way, not the other.
C
There can be situations when the compass needle may deflect, but the bulb does not light up or vice versa.
D
The extent of deflection of the compass needle will change if it moved along the wire from battery to bulb

Correct Answer: A

24/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Look at the hands of the clock shown here:



How much time passes before the MINUTE hand of this clock reaches the position where the hour hand is at present?
A
45 minutes
B
45 minutes 15 seconds
C
30 minutes
D
30 minutes 75 seconds

Correct Answer: D

23/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Select the option which best completes the sentence below.

A person or animal in a story is ___________.
A
a theme
B
a character
C
a conclusion
D
a chapter

Correct Answer: B

20/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Corn is used as food and also as fodder for animals. In recent years, however, corn bushels are being used to produce Ethanol, an important fuel. Which of these correctly compares the use of corn as FUEL and FOOD?


A
B
C
D

19/10/23

Subject: MATHS
The length of the worm shown next to the ruler below is about


A
7.5 cm
B
10 cm
C
15 cm
D
22.5 cm

Correct Answer: B

18/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Shakuntala takes some amount of water in a measuring cylinder and reads the value keeping her eye at the level of water. Then she adds a little more water. For measuring the new level of water, she should


A
keep her eye at the same level
B
raise the level of her eye
C
lower the level of her eye
D
(Re-read the first level correctly)

Correct Answer: B

17/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Two numbers whose sum is 0 are called 'opposite' numbers.
According to this, what number would be the 'opposite' of − 2x
A
2x
B
-x⁄2
C
x⁄2
D
2 + x

Correct Answer: A

16/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
What do you say in a shop if you only want to look around but not buy anything?
A
I'm just browsing.
B
I'm just shoplifting.
C
I'm just viewing things.
D
I'm just waiting.

Correct Answer: A

15/10/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Devpal wants to open an account in a nationalised bank, and get the highest possible return on his money. For this, he would have to put his money into
A
a savings account
B
a current account
C
a fixed deposit
D
a loan account

Correct Answer: C

13/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The energy transformations shown in the figure are seen in which of these?


A
kerosene in a lamp
B
battery in a torch
C
coal in a fire place
D
petrol in a car

Correct Answer: D

12/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Which of these could have a value of 120%?
A
the increase in the number of students in a school during a year.
B
the marks scored by a student in a test of 500 marks.
C
the discount on a music system priced at Rs. 18000.
D
the decrease in the number of polio cases in a particular district.

Correct Answer : A

11/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The Wildlife Institute of India survey reveals that 70-80% of individual freshwater marshes and lakes in the Gangetic plains have been lost in the last five decades. At present only 50% of India's wetlands remain.
Which of the following is a NOT a cause for the disappearance of wetlands?
A
Increasing urbanization and industrialisation
B
Increased tree-cutting and deforestation
C
Increase in migratory bird population
D
Recovery of marsh land for agriculture

Correct Answer: C

10/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Numbers that can be written in the form m⁄n where m and n are integers and n is not equal to 0 are called rational numbers.

Which of the numbers in the list below are rational numbers? -12⁄5, 12.5, 12
A
12 and -12⁄5
B
Only -12⁄5
C
Only 12
D
Only 12

Correct Answer: D

09/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Select the option which best completes the sentence below.
You seem to be having trouble there. ______ I help you?
A
Would
B
Will
C
Shall
D
Do

Correct Answer: C

07/10/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The poster shown here is drawn by the well-known cartoonist Mario Miranda. It is meant to

A
promote export of Goan seafood.
B
promote cottage industies in Goa.
C
promote tourism industry in Goa.
D
conserve rare wildlife in Goa.

Correct Answer:C

06/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
What is the MAIN advantage of having two ears rather than only one to hear with?
A
What is the MAIN advantage of having two ears rather than only one to hear with?
B
The second ear is a backup in case the first ear fails
C
The direction of sounds can be judged with two ears.
D
The symmetry of the human face is maintained.

Correct Answer: C

05/10/23

Subject: MATHS
The table below shows the minimum temperatures (in oC ) on different days of a week in Leh.



On which day of the week was the lowest temperature recorded in Leh?
A
Dec 18
B
Dec 19
C
Dec 21
D
Dec 22

Correct Answer: D

04/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
We know that all matter consists of molecules. When a gas is compressed, what happens to its molecules?
A
Nothing happens to the molecules, their arrangement or their movement.
B
Each of the molecules gets compressed by about the same amount.
C
Nothing happens to the molecules, but the space between them reduces.
D
Nothing happens to the molecules or their arrangement, but they start moving faster.

Correct Answer: C

03/10/23

Subject: MATHS
What will be the value of 3 + 2 × (10 − 4) ÷ 2 − 1?
A
8
B
14
C
15
D
30

Correct Answer: A

02/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these words will take the second place if they are arranged alphabetically?

A
radio
B
radish
C
radical
D
radiant

Correct Answer: C

30/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The figure shown here is a mode of transport pulled by dogs and popular in a specific geographical region. Identify this region.
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A
rainforests of Brazil
B
tundra region of Finland
C
Gobi desert of Mongolia
D
fertile plains of Bangladesh

Correct Answer: B

29/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Four test tubes are taken with water and a special chemical which can detect the presence of carbon dioxide. A water plant and / or water animal was taken in each test tube as shown.

(The chemical mentioned is not harmful to the plant or animal.)

The chemical causes the solution to turn yellow if there is a lot of carbon dioxide. Which test tube is most likely to turn yellow?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: B

28/09/23

Subject: MATHS
If the length of the second's hand of a watch (having a circular dial) is halved, the angle through which it moves in one second will
A
be doubled
B
become one fourth
C
be halved
D
remain unchanged

Correct Answer: D

27/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The arrangement shown below was used in 19th century theatres to create images of ghosts that could appear and disappear at will.



What should be placed at X for the trick to work?
A
a light source
B
a mirror
C
another actor
D
a lens

Correct Answer: A

26/09/23

Subject: MATHS
The sum of all the whole numbers from 1 to 45 is subtracted from the sum of all the whole numbers from 1 to 50 as shown:
(1 + 2 +....+ 50) - (1 + 2 +.....+ 45)
What will be the result?
A
5
B
50
C
240
D
285

Correct Answer: C

25/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Identify the sentence with a rhyming word for 'broad'.
A
The brood of chickens followed the mother hen everywhere.
B
The thief tied the man's hands with a nylon cord.
C
If they have no bread, let them eat cake.
D
The toad sang its merry song unaware of the coarseness of its sound.

Correct Answer: B

23/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the CORRECT option that MATCHES the sentence given below.

He was known as a great playwright and as a great artist.
A
He was not known only as a great playwright and as a great artist.
B
He was not known as a great playwright but only as a great artist.
C
He was known only as a great playwright and not as a great artist.
D
He was not only known as a great playwright but also as a great artist.

22/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The cartoon here tries to portray



A
WIPRO's entry into the global market
B
diversification of WIPRO into different businesses
C
merging of smaller IT companies with WIPRO
D
WIPRO's concern for environmental protection

21/09/23

Subject: MATHS
A pizza is divided into equal slices as shown. What part of the pizza below would remain if you ate two of the slices?



A
40%
B
60%
C
66.7%
D
77.5%

20/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The diagram here shows a mountain of height 2000 metres. The direction of the wind and some air temperatures are indicated.



From this information, it is very likely that the region at X will be a
A
dry region
B
jungle
C
large lake
D
Plateau

Correct Answer: A

19/09/23

Subject: MATHS
Which of the following numbers is equal to 25?
A
22 × 23
B
22 + 23
C
210 − 25
D
220 ÷ 24

Correct Answer: A

18/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option which best completes the sentence.

The computational speed of computers ________ in the last few years.
A
have doubled
B
has doubled
C
had doubled
D
is doubling

Correct Answer : B

16/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
In ancient Greek society, social hierarchy played an important role in day-to-day functioning. In the absence of literary records, what evidence might archaeologists use to understand different levels of hierarchy in ancient Greek society?
A
differences in grains consumed.
B
differences in offerings found at graves.
C
differences in religious beliefs.
D
differences in human skeletons found.

Correct Answer: B

15/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The graph given shows the population of two species ladybirds and aphids over time. Which of these appears to be a possibility based on this graph?



A
Ladybirds probably feed on aphids
B
Aphids probably feed on ladybirds
C
Ladybirds and aphids do not feed on each other
D
Nothing can be said about them based on this

Correct Answer: A

14/09/23

Subject: MATHS
The plan of a shopping plaza is shown below. During rush hour, people have to enter the plaza through entrance E and on coming to an intersection they can move only in the directions indicated by the arrows. At each intersection, an equal number of people take each available path. If there is only one path at an intersection, everyone proceeds through that.


If 400 people enter the plaza through entrance E, how many people would come out from exit H?
A
325
B
250
C
200
D
133

Correct Answer: A

13/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
On a hot summer day, Sarita decides to move her fridge to her small bedroom, keep its door open, and lock all the doors of the room. She is hoping that the fridge will cool the room like an AC. Will her plan work?
A
Yes, because the room is small and its doors are closed.
B
Yes, but it will take more time compared to an AC.
C
No, because the heat is being returned to the room.
D
No, because a fridge does not cool when its door is open.

Correct Answer: C

12/09/23

Subject: MATHS
Five identical rectangular pieces of cloth of different prints when arranged as shown form a square patch. If the perimeter of each rectangular piece is 48 cm, what is the perimeter of the square patch?


A
240 cm
B
120 cm
C
96 cm
D
80 cm

Correct Answer: D

11/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these sentences has no mistake?
A
He said, ''You are correct.''
B
He said, ''you are correct''.
C
He said ''you are correct''.
D
He said, ''You, are correct.''

Correct Answer: A

10/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Study this poster carefully. What is the MOST APPROPRIATE message to go into the blank space on the bottom right part of the poster?

A
It is exactly one-fourth of 90o, the total number of degrees of latitude.
B
The earth's axis of rotation is tilted by that much - 23.5o
C
The limit has been agreed to by all the nations of the world.
D
There is no reason, and the limit has been fixed arbitrarily.

08/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The Tropic of Cancer at 23.5oN latitude marks the northern limit of the places on earth where the Sun is ever exactly overhead. Why is this limit at 23.5o and not some other latitude?
A
It is exactly one-fourth of 90o, the total number of degrees of latitude.
B
The earth's axis of rotation is tilted by that much - 23.5o
C
The limit has been agreed to by all the nations of the world.
D
There is no reason, and the limit has been fixed arbitrarily.

Correct Answer: B

07/09/23

Subject: MATHS
A corner of a square paper is folded along the dotted line as shown below.



After folding, if
A
700
B
550
C
350
D
200

Correct Answer: B

06/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study this circuit which uses two 2-way switches. Unlike a regular switch, a 2-way switch is connected to a circuit even when it is in the 'off' position.


The special feature of this circuit is that:
A
the bulb can be switched on only if both the switches are on.
B
the bulb can be switched on by any one of the two switches.
C
one switch can only turn the bulb on, and the other can only turn it off.
D
multiple bulbs can be controlled through multiple switches.

Correct Answer: B

05/09/23

Subject: MATHS
A geometrical game has 4 wooden rods of lengths 1, 2, 3 and 4 units respectively. How many different triangles is it possible to make from these rods using only three rods at a time?



A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4

Correct Answer: A

04/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option which best completes the sentence.

It is better to prepare oneself well rather than go for a job without __________.
A
preparatory
B
preparation
C
prepared
D
prepares

Correct Answer: B

03/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of these business or financial organizations can NOT be listed on the National Stock Exchange of India?
A
Reserve Bank of India
B
Reliance Industries Limited
C
ICICI Bank Limited
D
ICICI Bank Limited

Correct Answer: A

03/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
June 21/22 of any year is ________________
A
when day and night are of equal duration throughout the world
B
the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
C
the longest day in all parts of the world.
D
the shortest day in all parts of the world.

31/08/23

Subject: MATHS
The average height of 3 boys is 130 cm. If the shortest boy is 120 cm tall, how tall could the tallest boy be?
A
180 cm
B
165 cm
C
145 cm
D
130 cm

Correct Answer: C

30/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In a car battery, plates of lead and lead dioxide are immersed in a liquid, L. A chemical reaction occurs leading to the production of lead sulphate and water. What kind of a liquid is L likely to be?
A
An acid
B
A base
C
Salt solution
D
Distilled water

Correct Answer: A

29/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Ami is playing with small identical cubes. She joined 8 of them to form a cube as shown.


At least how many more of the small cubes will she need to join to this formation to get the next sized cube?
A
9
B
12
C
19
D
27

Correct Answer: C

28/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option which best completes the sentence.

Sandpaper feels ______ when touched.
A
course
B
coarse
C
cores
D
cause

Correct Answer: B

26/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
In the Patachitra style, human figures are portrayed with extended beak-like noses, elongated eyes, prominent chins and finely detailed clothes and jewellery.

Which of the following is also in the patachitra style?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: B

25/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The frequency range in which some common animals can hear is shown in the graphic below.



A manufacturer wants to create a pest controller that will emit loud sounds that can be heard by insects and rodents (and will hence drive them away), but will not affect humans and pets.
What frequencies of sound should the pest controller produce?
A
Below 20 hertz
B
100 hertz - 1,000 hertz
C
40,000 hertz - 100,000 hertz
D
Above 100,000 hertz

Correct Answer: C

24/08/23

Subject: MATHS
A cuboidal tank was filled with water to the level shown below.



After 50 more litres of water is poured into the tank, it was 3⁄4 full. What is the capacity of the tank?
A
120 litres
B
110 litres
C
100 litres
D
90 litres

Correct Answer: A

23/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A gas is taken in a vessel which is then sealed. The gas is then heated. How will the temperature, pressure and volume of the gas change?
A
Since the vessel is sealed, all of them will remain the same.
B
The temperature will increase, the pressure and volume will remain the same.
C
The temperature and pressure will increase, the volume will remain the same.
D
The temperature, pressure and volume will all increase.

Correct Answer: C

22/08/23

Subject: MATHS
There is a certain relation between the corresponding members of X and Y in the following figure.



Which of the following equations describes the relation correctly?
A
x = y + 1
B
y = 2x -1
C
x = 2y -1
D
y = 2x2-1

Correct Answer: D

21/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these best completes the sentence below?

My friend was in search of some reasonable _____________.
A
acomodation
B
accommodation
C
accomodation
D
ackomodation

Correct Answer: B

19/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The paintings shown here are drawn by the folk artists of Eastern India. These paintings are meant to generate awareness among people about a deadly disease. Which one?



A
Polio
B
Leprosy
C
AIDS
D
Diarrhea

Correct Answer: C

18/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
When a cell was examined under a microscope, it was found that it did not have a cell wall.
Which of these is also likely to be missing from the cell?
A
Nucleus
B
Mitochondrion
C
Chloroplasts
D
Vacuole

Correct Answer: C

17/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Which of the following successive discounts on an article with a marked price of M would result in the greatest benefit to the buyer?
A
15% off on M, then 25% on the reduced amount
B
25% off on M, then 15% on the reduced amount
C
40% off on M
D
All would result in the same discount

Correct Answer: C

16/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Contour lines on a map connect points on the surface that have the same elevation (height) above sea level.



What can be said about the flow of the river in this map?
A
It flows in a south-east direction
B
It flows in a north-west direction
C
It flows in a south-west direction
D
We cannot be sure of the flow direction.

Correct Answer: A

15/08/23

Subject: MATHS
A solid cube of side 8 cm has a black border of uniform width 1 cm painted on each of its faces.



What part of the cube's surface is painted black?
A
7⁄8
B
7⁄16
C
9⁄16
D
15⁄64

Correct Answer: B

14/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these best completes the sentence below?

When the car is standing still, it is _____________.
A
stationery
B
stationary
C
stetionary
D
stationnary

Correct Answer: B

12/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The Chola empire in South India (around 1000 AD) was known for its system of decentralisation of power. In this system, democratic methods were used to resolve small conflicts. Which of these may have been used to resolve a dispute between two farmers?
A
in the presence of the council of ministers in the Chola royal court
B
at the house of the most wealthy and powerful person in the village
C
at the village ur or sabha, the council of villagers.
D
at the house of the village priest

Correct Answer: C

11/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Two balls P and Q simultaneously hit a stationary ball R. The direction in which P was moving when it hit R, and the final direction in which R moves are shown.


Which of these could be the direction in which Q was moving when it hit R?
A
B
C