ASSET A QUESTION A DAY-CLASS IX

22/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Which division will leave a remainder 2?
A
345 ÷ 3
B
536 ÷ 4
C
587 ÷ 5
D
711 ÷ 9

21/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
In a cinema theatre, why do we normally not hear echoes even though the sounds are loud?
A
Echoes are not created in closed places like cinema theatres - only in large open spaces.
B
The design of the theatre walls and the materials used reduce echo significantly.
C
There are special devices installed at certain places in theatres to absorb the sound.
D
Echoes do happen in cinema theatres, which is why we hear the sounds more loudly.

Correct Answer: B

20/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Observe the pattern shown here:

1 = 1
1 + 3 = 4
1 + 3 + 5 = 9
1 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 16

Which of the following generalizes the pattern accurately?
A
The sum of first 'n' natural numbers is n2.
B
The sum of first 'n' natural numbers is (2n - 1)2.
C
The sum of first 'n' odd natural numbers is (2n - 1)2.
D
The sum of first 'n' odd natural numbers is n2.

Correct Answer: D

19/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Where can I find a dress like this?

The assertive form of this sentence would be: ________________
A
Nowhere can I find a dress like this.
B
Somewhere I can find a dress like this.
C
I can find a dress like this.
D
I want to know where I can find a dress like this.

Correct Answer: D

18/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Confused and __________, fumbling and stammering, Sara struggled to remember her dialogues on stage, __________ the cheers from her friends.

Which of the following pairs best completes the sentence above?
A
incoherent .... oblivious to
B
vehement .... searching for
C
thoughtful .... conscious of
D
forgetful .... encouraged by

17/02/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Mr. Prashad is an architect. He has got a project to design a house in the style of Indo-Islamic architecture. Which of the following buildings he need NOT refer for this assignment?
A
B
C
D

15/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Three points, P, Q and R in a plane are non collinear (that is, they are not in a straight line).

Which of the following is DEFINITELY true about points P, Q and R?
A
A circle passing through all three of them can be drawn.
B
Two of them must be equidistant from the third point.
C
If they are joined in pairs, an equilateral triangle will be formed.
D
All the three statements above will definitely be true.

14/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
"Some of these have highly eccentric orbits which take them far beyond the orbit of Pluto." Which of the following are being described?
A
Asteroids
B
Comets
C
Meteorites
D
Stars

11/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Confused and __________, fumbling and stammering, Sara struggled to remember her dialogues on stage, __________ the cheers from her friends.

Which of the following pairs best completes the sentence above?
A
incoherent .... oblivious to
B
vehement .... searching for
C
thoughtful .... conscious of
D
forgetful .... encouraged by

07/02/24

Subject: SCIENCE
The figure below shows a nail cutter.



In this there are two levers, 1 and 2, that together function as a nail cutter. The three orders of levers are described below.



Which row best represents the orders of levers in the nail cutter?
A
B
C
D

06/02/24

Subject: MATHS
m and n are two integers. Under what condition will [(-1)m]n be a positive number?
A
If AT LEAST one of m and n is an even number.
B
Only if m and n are BOTH even numbers.
C
Only if m and n are BOTH odd numbers.
D
If AT LEAST one of m and n is a positive number.

Correct Answer: A

05/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Here is a word square that has the same words across and down. Select the option that fills in the letters accordingly.

A
SNOW, NINE, ONES, WEEP
B
SNOW, NINE, SEMI, WAIT
C
SNOW, NINE, ONCE, WEEP
D
SNOW, NICE, ONCE, WEEP

04/02/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Confused and __________, fumbling and stammering, Sara struggled to remember her dialogues on stage, __________ the cheers from her friends.

Which of the following pairs best completes the sentence above?
A
incoherent .... oblivious to
B
vehement .... searching for
C
thoughtful .... conscious of
D
forgetful .... encouraged by

01/02/24

Subject: MATHS
Confused and __________, fumbling and stammering, Sara struggled to remember her dialogues on stage, __________ the cheers from her friends.

Which of the following pairs best completes the sentence above?
A
incoherent .... oblivious to
B
vehement .... searching for
C
thoughtful .... conscious of
D
forgetful .... encouraged by

31/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
According to the laws of reflection, the incident angle is always equal to the reflected angle. Both the incident angle and reflected angle are measured from the normal. Does this law hold for curved mirrors also (see the figure below)?

A
No - the law is applicable only to plane mirrors, as curved mirrors do not have a normal.
B
Partly - the law is applicable to concave mirrors but not for convex mirrors.
C
Yes, it does - the normal is the line connecting the point of incidence to the centre of curvature.
D
No - curved mirrors have different laws of reflection like focal length = 0.5 × radius of curvature.

30/01/24

Subject: MATHS
A number is increased by 100%. To get back the original number back, this new number should be decreased by 50%. For example, if I take 8 and increase it by 100%, I will get 16. To get it back to 8, I have to decrease it by 8, which is 50% of 16.Now, a number is increased by 200%. To get back the original number back, this new number should be decreased by how much?
A
50%
B
66.7%
C
100%
D
200%

29/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Ruskin Bond is one of the most loved authors in India.

The above sentence can be rewritten as: ______________
A
No other author in India is as loved as Ruskin Bond.
B
Very few authors in India are as loved as Ruskin Bond.
C
Ruskin Bond is loved much more than any other author in India.
D
Other authors in India are not loved as much as Ruskin Bond.

Correct Answer: B

27/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of these rights does NOT follow from the fundamental rights provided by the Indian Constitution?
A
Holding a meeting for the publication of a book
B
Gathering of villagers for a religious ceremony
C
Carrying out demonstration against a government policy
D
Use of arms by protestors against a mining lease

Correct Answer: D

26/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the reaction given below.

PQ + XY → XQ + PY
(P, Q, X and Y are atoms of different elements.)

A reaction like this is a/an ________________.
A
neutralisation reaction
B
double displacement reaction
C
oxidation reaction
D
reduction reaction

Correct Answer: B

25/01/24

Subject: MATHS
A set of numbers is said to be COMMUTATIVE under the operation '+' if m + n = n + m, for any two numbers m and n of that set. Similarly, a set of numbers is said to be COMMUTATIVE under the operation '×' if m × n = n × m, for any two numbers m and n of that set.

Which of the following sets is COMMUTATIVE under the operation '-'?
A
the set of integers
B
the set of natural numbers
C
the set of rational numbers
D
none of the above

Correct Answer: D

23/01/24

Subject: MATHS
A bag contains some balls that are either red or yellow. There are 84 RED balls in the bag. If a ball is taken out of the bag without looking, the chances of it being RED are 70%. What is the number of YELLOW balls in the bag?
A
30
B
36
C
59
D
84

22/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
'Most people like to avoid those who are snakes in the grass.'

Which of the words given below can replace the underlined words in the above sentence?
A
like creepy crawlers
B
unrecognisable persons
C
untrustworthy beings
D
silent workers

Correct Answer: C

19/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following is NOT a source of information to understand about the MEDIEVAL life of the Kutch region of Gujarat?
A
Travelogues by West Asian merchants relating to this region.
B
Evidence from various excavations at sites near Lothal.
C
Different folklore and legends of this region.
D
Islamic and Hindu monuments of this region.

Correct Answer: B

18/01/24

Subject: MATHS
Parallelograms are classified according to their diagonal properties in the table below.



Which cell or cells would contain those parallelograms that are NOT rectangles?
A
only cell 3
B
cell 1 and cell 2
C
cell 1 and cell 3
D
cell 3 and cell 4

Correct Answer: D

17/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
A small cube is fixed to the corner of a large cube as shown here.



From which of the directions (indicated by the arrows above) would the view of the object be as shown below?
A
Only 1
B
4 and 6
C
3 and 5
D
Only 2

Correct Answer: A

16/01/24

Subject: MATHS
If s : t = 2 : 3 and t : r = 4 : 5, then s : r will be
A
2 : 5
B
3 : 5
C
10 : 12
D
8 : 15

15/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
The first sentence of a passage is in inverted commas. The rest of the passage is split into four parts named 1, 2, 3, and 4 that have been arranged randomly.
Find the correct combination among the given alternatives that sets the sequence correctly.

''This happens only in India.''
1. He gave away 500 grams of onions with the purchase of every 2 shirts.
2. No doubt, the shirts sold like hot cakes and the shopkeepers gave due credit to the onions.
3. Recently, sky-rocketing prices of onions prompted a shirt manufacturer in New Delhi to come up with a novel idea.
4. The shops selling those shirts were stocked with beautifully gift-wrapped packets of onions.
A
2-1-3-4
B
3-4-2-1
C
3-1-4-2
D
4-3-2-1

Correct Answer: C

13/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The picture shown here is a historical building. For which of the following purposes could this be reused in modern times?


A
Heritage hotel
B
Water harvesting
C
Amphitheatre
D
Club House

12/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Identify what this x-ray is depicting.


A
normal shoulder and fore-arm
B
freshly fractured fore-arm
C
plate and screws on fractured fore-arm
D
diseased fore-arm with abnormal growth

Correct Answer: C

11/01/24

Subject: MATHS
Tanmay had some chocolates with him. He gave one third of the chocolates he had to Akash and one fourth of them to Sharad. He did not have to break any chocolate to divide them this way.
Which of the following is certainly true about the number of chocolates Tanmay had at the start?
A
It has to be a multiple of 3.
B
It has to be a multiple of 6.
C
It has to be a multiple of 7.
D
It has to be a multiple of 12.

Correct Answer: D

10/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of these would happen if the tilt of the Earth's axis increased to about 27 degrees, (and nothing else changed)?
A
There would be no difference at all.
B
Summers will be hotter and winters, colder.
C
Seasons will be the same throughout the world.
D
The duration of summers would increase.

Correct Answer: B

09/01/24

Subject: MATHS
What is the remainder when 33 x 33 x 33 is divided by 5?

(Hint: You do not have to do the multiplication!)
A
0
B
2
C
4
D
7

Correct Answer: B

08/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the word with the correct spelling to complete the sentence below.

The inexperienced driver found it very difficult to ______________ the big car in the busy traffic at the market square.
A
manoeuvre
B
manouevre
C
manouver
D
manoeover

Correct Answer: A

06/01/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Mango orchards are widely found in Southern Gujarat. The geographical reason for this is that this region ___________
A
is wetter and more humid than the rest of the state.
B
is hotter and drier than the rest of the state.
C
is more hilly and closer to the sea.
D
has more rivers than the rest of the state.

05/01/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Isomers are molecules that have the same molecular formula, but a different arrangement of the atoms in space. That excludes any different arrangements which are simply due to the molecule rotating as a whole, or rotating about particular bonds.

Which of the following sets of molecules represents isomers?
A
B
.
C
D

04/01/24

Subject: MATHS
A parallelogram PQRS has side lengths of 5 cm and 10 cm. M is the midpoint of PQ. What is the area of triangle MRS?


A
12.5 cm2
B
25 cm2
C
50 cm2
D
Can't say from the given data.

01/01/24

Subject: ENGLISH
Murali forgot most of the speech that he had written but continued speaking so as not to lose face in front of his classmates.

The words underlined in the above sentence mean ____________.
A
be criticised
B
be disfigured
C
be humiliated
D
be blamed

30/12/24

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of these regions of India's diverse eco-systems has rich grasslands (it is the only natural habitat of the rhino in India) thanks to its alluvial sediments and plentiful monsoon rains?
A
Malabar Coast
B
Indo-Gangetic Plain
C
Coromandal Coast
D
Brahmaputra basin

29/12/24

Subject: SCIENCE
Which option correctly matches the data in the table to the graph.



A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

28/12/23

Subject: MATHS
Sunil has forgotten the last digit of the Personal Identification Number (PIN) of his ATM card. But he remembers that the PIN is divisible by 6. The first 3 digits of his PIN are


What could the last digit be?
A
0 or 2
B
2 or 6
C
2 or 8
D
It has to be 6

27/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Cindy is doing an experiment to check how the extension caused by the force F on a spring is related to the size of the force. She sets up an experiment apparatus as shown in the figure on the left. She then applies different forces as shown in the figure on the right.


For any given force F, which distance must she measure to get the extension 'e' caused by the force?
A
P to Q
B
Q to R
C
P to S
D
Q to S

26/12/23

Subject: MATHS
Anand multiplied his age with 5. He then added 3 to the answer. He finally multiplied that answer with 7 to get a result x. What is his age?
A
7(5x + 3)
B
{frac(1/5)} ({frac(x/7)} - 3)
C
{frac(x/7)} - {frac(3/5)}
D
1/7(x-3/5)

25/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
We often use words in pairs for the sake of emphasis. The words are usually pure repetitions like 'first and foremost'. Sometimes they add emphasis by containing contrasting things like 'root and branch'.

Which of the words given below correctly pair with the word 'rank'?
A
main
B
road
C
file
D
square

23/12/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The map shown here is based on the writings and descriptions of Herodotus, a writer, philosopher and traveller around the earth in the 5th century BC.



The map represents the area of the earth known to which civilisation of the 5th century BC?
A
Indus Valley
B
Greek
C
Mesopotamian
D
Chinese

22/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In 1911, the physicist Ernest Rutherford discovered that atoms have tiny, dense nucleii by shooting positively charged particles at a very thin gold foil.

Which physical property of gold was used by Rutherford in his gold leaf experiment?
A
non corrosive
B
highly malleable
C
highly ductile
D
non reactive

21/12/23

Subject: MATHS


Three pieces of paper are cut out in different shapes as shown below. Which of them, when folded up along the dotted lines, will form the cube shown above?

A
Only 1
B
Only 1 and 2
C
Only 1 and 3
D
All of them - 1, 2, and 3

20/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Aditya did the following experiment. He took 2 green bananas in a polythene cover and kept them aside on a shelf. Then he took 2 more green bananas from the same bunch of fruits, and an apple, and put them in an identical polythene cover and kept them on the same shelf.

He left both polythene covers undisturbed for two days.

What was the hypothesis that Aditya was probably trying to check?
A
In nature bananas ripen completely in about 2 days.
B
Apples increase the speed at which bananas ripen.
C
Bananas increase the speed at which apples ripen.
D
Polythene increases the speed at which apples ripen.

19/12/23

Subject: MATHS
√5 is an irrational number. Which of the following, when multiplied by √5, will result in a rational number?
A
5
B
√5 X √5
C
1/(√5 X √5)
D
1/√5

18/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option that completes the blank below correctly.

''Your face is all puffed up today. _______________''
A
Are you sleeping well?
B
Have you been slept well?
C
Did you not sleep well?
D
You have not been sleeping well?

15/12/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of these could be the reason for the presence of a large number of Buddhist caves in parts of Western Maharashtra?
A
Buddha had preached the religion extensively in this region.
B
Climatic conditions in Western Maharashtra are ideal for Buddhism.
C
This region was on the trade route connecting the west coast to North India.
D
Buddhists of Maharashtra made these caves to hide from Greek attacks.

15/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Certain sound waves produce a particularly pleasant sensation to the listener's ear, are said to be consonant. Such sound waves form the basis of intervals in music.

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Which of these could be the frequency of a note that is separated by an octave from 200 Hz?
A
100 Hz
B
150 Hz
C
300 Hz
D
350 Hz

14/12/23

Subject: MATHS


The ratio of the area of rectangle A to that of rectangle B is 1:3.

If 1/4th of rectangle A is shaded, what fraction of rectangle B is shaded?
A
1/12
B
1/16
C
15/16
D
11/12

13/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The four figures here all have the same height and are all of uniform density. Which one will have the lowest centre of gravity?
A
B
C
D

12/12/23

Subject: MATHS
x2 + 1/x2 is NOT equal to
A
(x + 1/x)2 - 2
B
(x - 1/x)2 + 2
C
(x + 1/x)2
D
(x4+1)/x2

11/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option that completes the given sentence correctly.

I haven't seen my aunt for nearly ten years, but I still have _________ for her.
A
an apple in my eye
B
an arrow in my heart
C
a soft corner in my heart
D
a bright light in my head

05/12/23

Subject: MATHS
In a class of 25, the average height of the 10 boys is equal to that of the 15 girls. From this, we can say that
A
the sum of the heights of the boys is more than that of the girls.
B
the sum of the heights of the girls is more than that of the boys.
C
the sum of the heights of the girls is equal to that of the boys.
D
Each of the 10 boys is taller than the tallest girl in the class.

04/12/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option that completes the given sentence correctly.

The expression ''truly magnificent'' is an example of ___________.
A
an idiom
B
a phrase
C
a sentence
D
a clause

02/12/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
In certain parts of India glaciers are the main source of water. The people in these areas use an innovative technique of water harvesting by diverting glacier streams into small tanks. It is usually done in the evening, when the glaciers are relatively melted.

Which of these regions could be practising this?
A
Khasi and Jantia hills
B
Siwaliks hills
C
Ladakh region
D
Tarai region

01/12/23

Subject: SCIENCE


Ann made a rain gauge by referring to an article, a part of which is shown above. She even measured that it collected 150 cm3 of water when it rained. However, because she couldn't get a 'straight-sided container' as instructed, she used a regular glass as shown. Can she calculate the rainfall that occurred?
A
No, because she did not use a straight-sided container.
B
Yes, it is 150cm3 - the same that she would have got with a straight-sided container.
C
Yes, it is 150cm3 divided by the cross-sectional area at the top of the glass used.
D
Yes, it is 150cm3 divided by the average cross-sectional area of the glass used.

30/11/23

Subject: MATHS
See this number pattern carefully. Every row of numbers has a certain relation with the numbers in the row just above it.



Suppose the figure shown below is a part of the same pattern (when continued). What would be the correct relation between the numbers p and s?

A
s = p + q + 36
B
s = p + 36
C
s = p + 2
D
s = p + 37

29/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The Relative Heat Trapping capacity of a gas is a measure of the efficiency of one molecule of that gas to trap infrared radiation compared to one molecule of CO2.

The table alongside shows the relative heat trapping capacities of various gases.



Vaishali has been told that carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas. After collecting the data given in the table she decides otherwise. Is she correct in her judgement or should she investigate further?
A
She is correct in her judgement - CO2 is not the most important greenhouse gas.
B
She needs to investigate the relative concentration of these gases in the atmosphere.
C
She needs to investigate the size of the molecules of each of the gases.
D
She needs to investigate the processes through which each of these gases is produced.

28/11/23

Subject: MATHS
The figure below shows the conventional method of constructing a perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB, by drawing 4 arcs of equal radius, r. The points of intersection of these arcs, D and C, when joined, form the perpendicular bisector of AB.



Arpita claims that she has found an alternative construction method. In this, the two arcs above AB have the same radius r1, which is different from r2, the radius of the two arcs below. Is she right?

A
No, the new line will be closer to A.
B
No, the new line will be closer to B.
C
Yes, the new line will be a perpendicular bisector.
D
(No, the new line will be closer to A or B, depending on the ratio of r1and r2 .)

27/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the option that completes the given sentence correctly.

A person who believes everything very easily can be described as ___________.
A
credible
B
credulous
C
creditable
D
incredible

25/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
One of the main causes for the Portuguese to establish their colony in India was the lure of Indian spices. The rivers close to spice growing areas in Western India had become passages for the movement of spices. Which of these rivers was important for the Portuguese spice trade in India?
A
Narmada
B
Beas
C
Mandovi
D
Tapi

24/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In the figure given of the human lungs, which arrow points to the bronchioles?


A
B
C
D

23/11/23

Subject: MATHS
Vessels 1 and 2, with relative sizes as shown below, are filled steadily, at the same rate, with water.


The graph showing the change in height of the water column, in Vessel 1, with respect to the volume of water filled, is shown below.

Which of the following is the correct volume-height graph for Vessel 2?
A
B
C
D

22/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
If we drop a perfectly transparent piece of glass into perfectly clear water, will we be able to see the glass?


A
Yes, because the refractive indices of glass and water are different.
B
Yes, because no refraction takes place at the glass surface.
C
No, because both the water and the glass slab are transparent.
D
No, because light will be reflected away from the water surface itself.

21/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A mineral water factory has 6 machines that package 3000 bottles in 1 hour. If 4 more machines of the same type are also put into use, what can be said about the time taken to package the same number of bottles now?
A
It will be 36 minutes more.
B
It will be 24 minutes less.
C
It will be 2 minutes less.
D
It will be 30 minutes more.

20/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
''Everything you make is delicious, Mom,'' Smita said. ''when will you teach me to cook like you?''

Choose the option that identifies the correct type of error in the sentence above.
A
spelling error
B
punctuation error
C
error in tense
D
no error

Correct Answer: B

19/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
In many Himalayan areas including Lahul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, Leh in Jammu and Kashmir and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Buddhism is a popular religion. Buddhist practices in these places are likely to have been influenced by those in ___________.
A
Korea
B
Thailand
C
Tibet
D
Sri Lanka

17/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
What is the MAIN CAUSE of death for fish in water bodies polluted by fertilizers?
A
decreased nutrition levels for algae
B
decrease in oxygen levels
C
increased water temperatures
D
decrease in number of bacteria

Correct Answer: B

15/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The cross section of a lake is shown below. Its surface is frozen. Which of these statements is likely to be MOST accurate about the temperature at the bottom of the lake?


A
It will definitely be 0oC or lower.
B
It will definitely be 4oC or lower.
C
It will definitely be 10oC or lower.
D
It will definitely be 5oC or higher.

14/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A factory packs matchboxes in big cardboard boxes. Dimensions of a cardboard box and a matchbox are as shown below. What will be the MAXIMUM number of matchboxes that can be packed in one cardboard box?


A
15
B
540
C
600
D
9000

Correct Answer : C

13/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
All the cats began to groom their fur. The smallest of the two small cubs started to lick their paws, too.

What revision, if any, is needed to correct the sentences?
A
change the first 'their' to 'they're'
B
change the second 'their' to 'its'
C
change 'too' to 'to'
D
No revision is needed.

Correct Answer: B

11/11/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
People living on the coast usually depend upon tidal currents for movement on water and for fishing. In which of these areas is the role of tidal currents important for the local people to carry out their daily needs?
A
Cuttack on the Mahanadi Delta
B
On the estuaries of the Sunderban Delta
C
On the open sea between Mumbai and Goa
D
All of the above

Correct Answer: B

10/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Though a non-conventional source of energy, the use of which of these is not encouraged because of its high 'suspended particulate matter' (SPM) emissions?
A
Coal
B
Cow dung
C
Bio gas
D
Solar cells

Correct Answer: B

09/11/23

Subject: MATHS
Suppose we define isosceles triangles as triangles with EXACTLY two sides equal.

In the following diagram,
E = Set of equilateral triangles
I = Set of isosceles triangles
R = Set of right-angled triangles

Which diagram shows the correct relation between these three types of triangles?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: D

08/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
An ion with 13 protons, 14 neutrons, and a charge of 3+ has an atomic number of ____.
A
10
B
13
C
14
D
27

Correct Answer: B

07/11/23

Subject: MATHS
Which set of CONSECUTIVE whole numbers below has a product of 358800?

(Hint: You do NOT actually need to calculate.)
A
23, 24, 25, 26
B
26, 27, 28, 29
C
41, 42, 43, 44
D
998, 999, 1000

Correct Answer: A

06/11/23

Subject: ENGLISH
This is a list of students whose names begin with 'B'.

What kind of sentence is this?
A
statement
B
question
C
instruction
D
exclamation

Correct Answer: A

04/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Some hydrochloric acid has accidentally spilled on the laboratory counter. Which of the following chemicals should the lab in-charge immediately use to minimise the damage?
A
Acetic acid
B
Copper sulphate
C
Sodium bicarbonate
D
Manganese dioxide

Correct Answer: C

03/11/23

Subject: MATHS
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer;

01/11/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The figure below shows the potential energy in Joules(J) of a ball at the top of a platform and at its bottom. The platform has steps and also an incline as shown. What can we say about the values of p, q, r and s, the potential energies at P, Q, R and S?
A
p = q = r = s = 50 J
B
r = s = 0J and q < p < 50J
C
r < s < q < p < 50J
D
s < r < q = p = 50J

Correct Answer: B

31/10/23

Subject: MATHS
A triangle KLM is cut out from a rectangular sheet as shown here. What will be the perimeter of triangle KLM?

A
15 cm
B
16 cm
C
20 cm
D
Cannot be calculated.

Correct Answer: B

30/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A word that is OPPOSITE in meaning to 'overthrow' is '__________'.
A
destroy
B
replenish
C
order
D
reinstate

Correct Answer: D

28/10/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
A triangle KLM is cut out from a rectangular sheet as shown here. What will be the perimeter of triangle KLM?

A
Scarcity is a problem mainly in societies driven by consumerism.
B
Scarcity is a problem only in developing countries.
C
The problem of scarcity exists in societies around the world.
D
The problem of scarcity would not affect natural resources.

Correct Answer: C

27/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The list given here is known as the Electrochemical Series of metals. A metal lower in the list is more reactive, that is, it will form positive ions more easily, and will also displace a metal that is higher from a solution of the latter metal.


Which of the following combinations of metal and salt solutions would result in a coating being formed?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: D

26/10/23

Subject: MATHS
The equation 2x + 12y = 26 is true if x = 1 and y = 2. In which of these cases will the equation 2p + 12q = 26 be true?
A
When p = 1 and q = 2.
B
When x = 1 and y = 2.
C
When p < 1 and q < 2.
D
2p + 12q can't be 26 because 2x + 12y = 26.

Correct Answer: A

25/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
See the arrangement of two pulleys being used to lift a LOAD by exerting an EFFORT. If the load is initially stationary, what effort needs to be applied to keep the weight hanging?
(The weights of the pulley and rope are negligible compared to the weight that is hanging.)


A
Effort has to be equal to the load
B
Effort has to be half that of the load
C
Effort has to be one third that of the load
D
Effort has to be one fourth that of the load

Correct Answer: C

24/10/23

Subject: MATHS
-100, -97, -94, -91, -88, -85,….
If the above series is continued, which of the following numbers would appear in it?
A
0
B
-1
C
-2
D
-3

Correct Answer: B

23/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these headlines is in the Active Voice?
A
9 Die in Mulund Train Blast
B
Circus Animals Rescued by High Court Order
C
3 Held for Betting on Cricket Match
D
Varsity Professor Told to Leave as Probe begins

Correct Answer: A

20/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Cell theory states that all organisms are made up of one or more similar units of organization called cells. Which of the following organisms do not strictly adhere to this theory?
A
protozoa
B
bacteria
C
viruses
D
algae

19/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Two paths have been constructed in a park from point L to point M. One is a straight path, 140 m long, and the other is a curved path - consisting of 10 congruent semicircles.


Which path is longer?
A
The straight path is longer by 30 m.
B
The curved path is longer by 80m.
C
The curved path is longer by 140 m.
D
The curved path is longer by 140 Πm.

Correct Answer: B

18/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following is the most accurate description of comets?
A
Comets are small, rocky bodies that orbit the Sun primarily between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
B
Comets are celestial bodies having a solid head and an elongated vapour tail when close to the Sun.
C
Comets are interplanetary matter that pass through the Earth's atmosphere and strike the ground.
D
Comets are heavenly bodies that orbit a larger astronomical body, but smaller than moons.

Correct Answer: B

17/10/23

Subject: MATHS
A number is increased by 100%. To get the original number back, this new number should be decreased by
A
25%.
B
50%.
C
100%.
D
Can't say - depends on the original number

Correct Answer: B

16/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which is the correct way of rewriting the sentence below?

Most principals are perceived to be strict disciplinarians.
A
We perceived most principals to be strict disciplinarians.
B
We perceive most principals to be strict disciplinarians.
C
We had perceived most principals to be strict disciplinarians.
D
We have perceived most principals to be strict disciplinarians.

Correct Answer: B

14/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The figure below shows a light dimmer - as the slider is moved in the direction of the arrow, the light dims.


Which of these principles is the functioning of a light dimmer based on?
A
Resistance of a wire depends on its thickness
B
Resistance of a wire depends on its length.
C
Resistance of a wire depends on its material
D
Resistance of a wire is not uniform at different points.

13/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Baiju's car has a maximum fuel capacity of 50 litres and gives a mileage of 12 km/l. This is what the fuel gauge of his car showed when he started his journey from Ahmedabad to Surat.


AT MOST how many kilometres would he have been able to travel after this on the remaining fuel?
A
6.25 km
B
75 km
C
150 km
D
600 km

Correct Answer: B

11/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Microorganisms causing diseases like tuberculosis (TB) sometimes develop resistance to the drug due to their exposure to the drugs. Which of these could contribute to this resistance?
A
Patients not completing the treatment but stopping the course once they feel better.
B
Patients not beginning the prescribed treatment at all for different reasons.
C
Patients continuing the treatment beyond the prescribed period of medication.
D
Patients following doctors' advice and continuing the treatment exactly as instructed.

Correct Answer: A

10/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Shown below is a part of the subscription form of a magazine.


If Shloka had bought every issue of India Today magazine for 5 years instead of subscribing to the 5 year scheme, how much would she have spent?
A
Rs. 956.50
B
Rs. 1963
C
Rs. 2869.50
D
Rs. 3826

Correct Answer: D

09/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Rewrite the given sentence in reported speech.

Shalini said to her friend, ''Yes, I will come with you tomorrow.''
A
Shalini told her friend that she would go with her the next day.
B
Shalini told her friend she will go with her tomorrow.
C
Shalini told her friend she will come with her the next day.
D
Shalini said yes she would go with her friend the next day.

Correct Answer: A

07/10/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following would be a good source for a student of Sikh history, to understand the evolution of early Sikhism?
A
Rajtarangani
B
Sangam
C
Tripitak
D
Adi Granth

Correct Answer: D

06/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In a closed container, 500 g of steam is cooled until all the steam becomes water. The container is then cooled further until all the water becomes ice.

Which of the following remains the same during both of these changes?
A
the mass of the water
B
the pressure in the container
C
the temperature of the water
D
the volume of the water

correct Answer: A

05/10/23

Subject: MATHS
In the figure below, PQR is an equilateral triangle and DEFG is a rectangle.


What can we say about the measure of angle DXY?
A
It will always be 150o.
B
It will always be 135o.
C
It will always be 120o.
D
Can't say without knowing the dimensions of rectangle DEFG

Correct Answer: A

04/10/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of the following diseases is spread by both contaminated food and contaminated water?
A
Common cold
B
Chicken pox
C
Rabies
D
Typhoid

Correct Answer: D

03/10/23

Subject: MATHS
Charisma has simplified an expression as shown below.


In which step has she made an error?
A
Step 1, because -3√8 + 5√8 ≠ 2√8
B
Step 2, because 2√2 + 2√8 ≠ 2(√2 + √8)
C
Step 4, because √2 + √8 ≠ √10
D
There is no error.

Correct Answer: C

02/10/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which word completes the sentence below correctly?

The dog's hair __________ when the strangers approached the building.
A
bristles
B
bristled
C
bristly
D
bristling

Correct Answer: B

30/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The countries shaded in the world map are USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan. These countries constitute which of the following global organisations?
A
SAARC
B
G8
C
Commonwealth
D
United Nations

Correct Answer: B

29/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the scale carefully. Ashok should represent the length of the nail as

A
3.8 cm
B
3.85 cm
C
4.8 cm
D
4.85 cm

Correct Answer: A

28/09/23

Subject: MATHS
What is the average of 210 and 220?
A
215
B
25 + 210
C
29 + 219
D
228

Correct Answer: C

27/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
H2 + N2 ----> NH3

The MINIMUM number of molecules of ammonia that can be produced from the above reaction is:
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4

Correct Answer: B

26/09/23

Subject: MATHS
What must be added to 10xy to get 6y?
A
- 4x
B
- 4xy
C
6y - 10xy
D
It is not possible.

Correct Answer: C

25/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
The police constable was attacked while on his watch.

In the above sentence, the underlined word is _____________.
A
a noun
B
a verb
C
an adjective
D
an adverb

Correct Answer: A

23/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Confused and __________, fumbling and stammering, Sara struggled to remember her dialogues on stage, __________ the cheers from her friends.

Which of the following pairs best completes the sentence above?
A
incoherent .... oblivious to
B
vehement .... searching for
C
thoughtful .... conscious of
D
forgetful .... encouraged by

22/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Carefully observe this painting.
Which of the following correctly describes
what the painting depicts?


A
A scene from the Mahabharata in Mughal style
B
A scene from a Mughal war in Rajput style
C
A scene from the Ramayana in European style
D
A scene from a European battle in Mughal style`

21/09/23

Subject: MATHS
A bag contains some balls that are either red or yellow in colour. There are 20 balls altogether. If the chances of drawing a red ball is 60%, what is the number of red balls that the bag contains?
A
3
B
8
C
12
D
36

20/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A ray of white light is passed through two filters - a Cyan Filter and a Magenta Filter. (A cyan filter is one which allows only cyan coloured light to pass through) Also,
White = Red + Green + Blue
Cyan = Green + Blue
Magenta = Red + Blue


Which colour light will be seen by the observer?
A
green
B
blue
C
yellow
D
black: no light is seen

Correct Answer: B

19/09/23

Subject: MATHS
5 is an irrational number. Which of the these will also be an irrational number?
A
(5)2
B
(5)-2
C
5 + 5
D
(5 + 5)(5 - 5)

Correct Answer: C

18/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Choose the punctuation marks that are missing in the sentence given below.

She informed me, I have not finished my assignments.
A
.
B
" "
C
,
D
!

Correct Answer : B

16/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
Which of the following figures is akin to the landform of the Deccan Plateau?
A
B
C
D

Correct Answer: D

15/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
A discus thrower rotates his body with his arm out (holding the discus) in a circle that is 1.8 metres wide. If he completes the last rotation in one second, what would be the MINIMUM speed of the discus when it is just released?



A
1.8 m/s
B
5.7 m/s
C
3.6 m/s
D
0.9 m/s

Correct Answer: B

14/09/23

Subject: MATHS
Which of these is the same as (a + b)4?
A
a4 + b4
B
(a + b)(a + b)3
C
(a2 + b2)(a2 + b2)
D
a4 + 2a2b2 + b4

Correct Answer: B

13/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
In 1935, a species of toad from central and south America was introduced into Australia. It was thought that the toads would eat the beetles that were destroying the sugarcane. Which of these was UNLIKELY to have been an effect of the introduction of the toads?
A
The toads ate other useful wildlife also.
B
The toads themselves multiplied too much.
C
The toads themselves ate the sugarcane crop.
D
The toads brought in a new or unknown disease.

Correct Answer: C

12/09/23

Subject: MATHS
Ramesh works in a factory control room, where he operates three electronic devices which run on ordinary batteries.

Each device requires 1 battery, which lasts for 8-12 days depending on the battery quality.

Ramesh has a stock of 8 new batteries. The number of days each will last (though this is not known to Ramesh) is shown below

Ramesh puts new batteries in all three devices in the order shown. After this, as batteries run out, Ramesh replaces the old batteries from his stock IN THE SAME ORDER.
Which battery will replace battery number 2 in device 2?
A
4
B
5
C
6
D
7

Correct Answer: B

11/09/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Each option is a part of a sentence. The sentence can be read in the order of the options, A-B-C-D.

Which option has an error in the sentence formed?
A
The english scientist
B
Thomas Young set up
C
an experiment to diffract
D
light through a slit.

Correct Answer: A

10/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
The picture below shows a group of protestors in a demonstration. These people can be called ___________



A
trade union activists
B
anti-war activists
C
environmental activists
D
feminist protesters

Correct Answer: B

08/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
400g each of water, oil and sand are taken and heated from room temperature to 70o C on identical Bunsen burners. The time taken for each to reach that temperature is noted.
Heating is then stopped and the time taken for each to cool to room temperature is noted.
Which of these will be true?
A
Substances that take more time to get heated will take more time to cool.
B
Substances that take more time to get heated will take less time to cool.
C
There is no connection between the time taken to get heated and to cool.
D
The time taken to get heated depends on the mass, the time taken to cool does not.

Correct Answer: A

07/09/23

Subject: MATHS
A regular pentagon has side lengths as shown:



The value of 't' is
A
9
B
4
C
3
D
2

Correct Answer: B

06/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Each element in the periodic table can appear in gaseous form and will produce a series of spectral lines unique to that element. Thus, scientists can identify what elements are in stars from the lines they find in the star's spectrum. This type of study is called spectroscopy.
Given below are the spectral lines of four elements and also an unknown gaseous mixture. Identify the elements in the unknown mixture.


A
Lithium and sodium
B
Lithium and hydrogen
C
Helium and hydrogen
D
Helium and sodium

Correct Answer: C

05/09/23

Subject: MATHS
An ant at one corner of an 8 m x 6 m rectangular floor spots a piece of sweet at the opposite corner.



A
7 m
B
10 m
C
14 m
D
28 m

Correct Answer: B

03/09/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
In India, the 'Ashok Chakra' is awarded to
A
Buddhist scholars
B
Scientists
C
Defence personnel
D
Sportsmen

Correct Answer: C

01/09/23

Subject: SCIENCE
The figure below shows a potometer with its parts marked. Its functioning is described below:


A shoot is held in place in the tube using a rubber stopper with a hole. A bubble is introduced to the capillary. The position of the bubble is set at the start of the experiment by turning the tap on the reservoir. The distance the bubble travels in a given time is noted.

Which of these is the potometer probably used for measuring?
A
Oxygen intake by a plant.
B
Carbon dioxide intake by a plant.
C
Water intake by a plant.
D
Effect of water salinity on a plant.

31/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Sunidhi's mother made a square table cloth with scalloped edges made of equal semi-circles as shown:


If she wants to fix lace all along the scalloped edges, about how many metres of lace would she need?
A
4 m
B
6 m
C
8 m
D
12 m

Correct Answer: A

30/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the view of the globe given here.


Which of these could be the time in Tokyo at the position shown?
A
About 11 am
B
About midnight
C
About 9 pm
D
(Information insufficient)

Correct Answer: C

29/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Travelling only along the edges and covering a distance of exactly 22 cm, how many different routes can be taken to go from corner P to corner Q of this cuboid?

A
10
B
8
C
6
D
1

Correct Answer: C

28/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
The chemistry student might want to do this to the mixture of iron filings and sawdust.

What is it?
A
seperate
B
separate
C
separete
D
seprate

Correct Answer: B

26/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
What is the main role of the World Bank?
A
To fund international companies establishing large industries.
B
To provide loans for projects spread across more than 5 countries.
C
To fund technology missions for better uses of natural resources.
D
To improve living standards of the people in the developing world.

Correct Anwer: D

25/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the apparatus set up by Alka in her Science lab. Which of these conclusions can she correctly draw if the lime water in setup Q turns milky after a few days, but the lime water in R does not?



A
Respiration continues in fish for some time after death.
B
Decaying fish absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
C
Decaying fish give out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
D
Decaying fish absorb oxygen from the atmosphere.

Correct Answer: C

24/08/23

Subject: MATHS
A number is called a perfect square if it is the square of an integer. If m and n are two perfect squares, which of the following MUST also be a perfect square?
A
m + n
B
2m
C
4n
D
m2 + n2

Correct Answer: C

23/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
4 different weights P, Q, R and S can be balanced by shifting the fulcrum on a metre scale divided into 5 equal parts as shown below.



Where must the fulcrum be to balance P and S?


A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D

Correct Answer: D

22/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Study the values in rows X, Y and Z here.



If we choose numbers x, y and z from rows X, Y and Z respectively, what is the maximum possible value of {frac(z - y/x)}?
A
1.4
B
5
C
7
D
11

Correct Answer: D

21/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
Which of these advertising slogans contain an example of ALLITERATION?
A
FRESHNESS UNLIMITED
B
GET SET. GO-KARTING
C
FEEL LIGHT AND BRIGHT
D
FILL IT. SHUT IT. FORGET IT.

Correct Answer : C

19/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
English words like 'industrialist', 'factory', 'middle-class' and 'capitalism' owe their origin to which of the following periods of world history?
A
1650-1725
B
1790-1850
C
1875-1925
D
1930-1980

Correct Answer: B

18/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
People who suffer from acidity are prescribed 'antacids' that often bring them relief. Which of these could be the pH value of an antacid?
A
1
B
4
C
7
D
10

Correct Answer: D

17/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Mr. Kaul deposits a fixed amount of money for a 5 year period. Some details of the account (Interest compounded annually) are given below:

Principal on which interest is computed for the first year : Rs 40000
Interest earned for the first year : Rs 2000
Interest earned for the second year : Rs 2100
Interest earned for the third year : Rs 2205

The amount (Principal) on which the interest for the fourth year will be calculated is
A
Rs 2,205
B
Rs 40,000
C
Rs 46,305
D
Rs 46,615

Correct Answer: C

16/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Study the table given below - it shows the pH value of many common liquids. The pH value represents the acidity of a given liquid. Pure water is said to be neutral, that is, neither acidic nor basic.



Which of these is a valid conclusion that can be drawn from the table?
A
Many common food items are quite acidic in nature.
B
Our stomach contains a liquid which is a weak acid.
C
Sea water is neither acidic nor basic - it is neutral.
D
Acid rain, in spite of its name, is basic in nature.

Correct Answer: A

15/08/23

Subject: MATHS
A number N is increased by 100%. The resulting number is then decreased by 100%. The final result will be:
A
50N
B
N
C
N/2
D
0

Correct Answer: D

14/08/23

Subject: ENGLISH
The old man had become shaky with age.

The underlined words can be replaced by __________.
A
electrocuted
B
twisted
C
doddering
D
frazzled

Correct Answer: C

12/08/23

Subject: SOCIAL STUDIES
A Remote Sensing map helps geographers to
A
interpret political boundaries of states
B
identify religious places in a country
C
make weather forecasts for a region
D
locate railway tracks across a country

Correct Answer: C

11/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Which of these characteristics of water remains the same no matter what is dissolved in it?
(H: Hydrogen, O: Oxygen)
A
Ratio of H to O in its molecule
B
Its refractive index
C
Ratio of H to O in the mixture
D
Its boiling point

Correct Answer: A

10/08/23

Subject: MATHS
Of all the children who attended a party, 40% were boys. 40% of the boys and 60% of the girls who attended the party chose ice cream for dessert. What percent of the children at the party chose ice cream?
A
52%
B
50%
C
42%
D
24%

Correct Answer: A

09/08/23

Subject: SCIENCE
Raghav drives from Mumbai to Lonavla and then back to Mumbai by the same route. Before starting from Mumbai, he notes the MAIN odometer reading (5250km). Before starting from Lonavla, he sets the TRIP odometer to zero.

On his way back from Lonavla, this is the reading on the panel when he stops for a break.



How many kilometres is he away from Mumbai?