AFCAT 1/2013 Question Paper

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Instructions for candidates TIME ALLOTTED: 2. Hrs
1. Total No. of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks.
2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
3. Do not write or mark on the Question Paper.
4. Question Paper to be returned before leaving the Exam Hall.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with the growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our island whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender, and even if this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas would carry on the struggle, until the New World steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.

Q1. On the basis of the passage which of the following statements may be said to be correct?
(a) The speaker is encouraging his men for the conquest of France
(b) The speaker is an aggressive and maniacal war-monger
(c) The speaker is not satisfied with the conquest of the island
(d) The speaker is a patriot urging the defence of his motherland
Q2. The speaker in the passage wants to go on fighting because:-
(a) He is a raving lunatic
(b) He is in a state of utter despair
(c) He expects help from other quarters
(d) He is the leader of a suicide squad
Q3. Which of the following pair of the phrases helps best to bring out the intention of the
(a) "Go on to the end”," shall never surrender"
(b) “Growing confidence”, "subjugated and starving"
(c) "Subjugated and starving”, "fighting on the landing ground”
(d) "Fighting in the streets”, “subjugated and starving”
04. The passage consists of repetitive patterns in syntax and vocabulary. The effect of this
style is that it-
(a) Reveals the speaker’s defects in giving a speech
(b) Produces the impression of bad poetry
(c) Conveys the speaker’s helpless situation
(d) Reinforces the speaker’s basic intention
05. The tone of the speaker is:-
(a) Pleading and urging
(b) Inspiring and encouraging
(c) Discouraging and gloomy
(d) Menacing and bullying

In each of the following, choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in capitals.

(a) Disregard (b) Overlook (c) Interfere (d) Free
(a) Renounce (b) Run off secretly (c) Abide (d) Discuss
(a) Endanger (b) To become puzzling (c) Miscalculate (d) Alienate
In each of the following; choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in capitate
(a) Conferred (b) Immediate (c) Praising (d) Private
(a) Widen (b) Poor (c) Swell (d) Tight

In each of the following questions, find out which part has an error

Q11. The police has (a)/arrested the thief (b)/who broke into my house (c)/last night, (d)
Q12. The man who (a)/ they thought to be (h)/ a gentleman turned out (c)/ to be a rougue. (d)
Q13. I told him on his face (a)/that he could not hope (b)/ to pass the stringent (c)/Medica! examination of the Services Selection Board. (d)
Q14. Mohan is one of those boys (a)/ who has expressed (b)/ willingness for joining (c)/ the educational tour, (d)
Q15. I may spend {a)/ this summer vacations (b)/with one of my friends(c)/ in the back waters of Kerala, (d)
Pick up the most effective word from the given words to fail in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Q16. According to the weather            it is going to be cloudy today.
(a) Announcement (b) indication (c) Prediction (d) Forecast
Q17. The villagers       the murder of their leader by burning the police van.
(a) Protested (b) Avenged (c) Mourned (d) Consoled
Q18. While on a routine flight, the aircraft was hit by a missile and _____ into flames.
(a) Fired (b) Burst (c) Caught (d) Engulfed
Q19, Hari got the company car for a price as he was the senior most employee iri the
(a) Reduced (b) Discounted (c) Fixed (d) Nominal
Q2Q. The unruly behavior of the soldiers their commander.
(a) Clashed (b) Aggrieved (c) Incensed (d) impeached
Q21. Who accorded the title ‘Mahatma' to MK Gandhi?
(a) Sardar Patel (b) Nehru (c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Rabindranath Tagore
Q22. The Non Co-operation Movement started in which year?
(a) 1900 (b) 1921 (c) 1940 (d) 1935
Q23. During the Middle Ages education was confined only to
(a) Kshatriyas (b) Brahmins (c) Peasants (d) Shudras
Q24. Who among the following was responsible for the spread of Buddhism in Sri Lanka?
(a) Ashoka (b) Mahavira (c) Parsavanth (d) Chandra Gupta Maurya
Q25. The elements which have low value of ionization potential are strong:-
(a) Oxidising agents (b) Reducing agents
(c) Oxidising arid Reducing agents depending upon the reactants (d) none of these
Q.26. Wayne Rooney., the famous footballer, hails from which country?
(a) Italy (b) Brazil (c) Argentina (d) England
Q.27. The official song 'WakaWaka’of FIFA World Cup held in the year 2010 at South Africa was sung by which popular singer?
(a) Madonna (b) Destiny Child (c) Shakira (d) Rehanna
Q.28. In the year 201 i, the ace badminton player Sains. Nehwai was honoured with which
sports award?
(a) Dronacharya award (b) Rajiv Gandhi KheS Ratns award
(c) Arjun award (d) None of these
Q29. Term Visible Horizon' in astronomy is defined as>
(a) The circle of contact of the earth and the cone of visual rays passing through the meridian of the place.
(b) The circle of contact of the earth and the cone of visual rays not passing through the meridian of the place.
(c) The circle of contact of the earth and the cone of visual rays passing through the point of observation.
(d) The circle of contact of the earth and the cone of visual rays not passing through the point of observation.
Q3G. NREGA stands for:-
(a) Nations! Revenue Engagement Guarantee Association
(b) National Revenue Employment Guarantee Act .
(c) National Rural Employment Guarantee Association
(d) National Rural  Employment Guarantee Act
Q31. River Satluj originates from:-.
(a) Northern slopes of the Kailash range (b) Spring at Verinarg (c) Rakas Lake (d) Amarkaritak plateau
Q32, Limonitic ore is the ore of which metal ?
(a) iron (b) Aluminium (c) Zinc (d) Cobalt
Q33. Black revolution relates to which of the.following?
(a) Self-dependence in foodgrains production (b) Self-dependence in milk production (c) Self-dependence in petroleum/ crude oil (d) None of these
Q34. Karrar is the unmanned bomber aircraft of:-
(a) Iraq (b) Iran (c) Turkey (d) Pakistan
Q35. Who is the author of book ‘Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian’?
(a) David Orriand (b) Raja Shehadeh (c) Raghav Bah! (d) Somnath Chatterjee
Q36. _______ is a thyroid hormone which controls the balance of calcium in the body.
(a) Calcitonin  (b) Thyroxine (c) Calmodulin (d) all of these
Q37. The; cell wall in plants is interrupted by .narrow pores carrying fine strands of cytoplasm which interlink the contents of the cells. These strands are called:-
(a) Plasmahole (b) Microvilli (c) Plasmodesmata (d) Plasmaiemma
Q38. Who is the cricketer bestowed with an honorary commission in the Territorial Army'?
(a) Sachin Tendulkar (b) Kapil Dev (c) Virendrd Sehwag (d) Harbhajan Singh
Q39. The transport phenomenon occurs only in state of a gas and is
(a) Non-equilibrium, irreversible (b) Non-equiiibrium, reversible
(c) equilibrium, irreversible "(d) equilibrium, reversible

Q40. Which of the following compounds form nitrites with nitrous acid?
(a) Primary amines (b) Secondary amines
(c) Tertiary amines (d) All of these
Q41. The number whose square is equal to the difference of the squares of 37and 23 is:- (a) 45.09 (b) 28.98 (c) 47.09' (d) 28
Q42. The average age of 8 men is increased by 4 years when one of them whose age is 30 years is replaced by a new man. What is the age of new man?
(a) 55 Years (b) 62 Years (c) 42 Years (d) 69 Years
Q43. A vessel, full of water, weighs 24 Kg. When the vessel is 1/4 full, it weighs 9 kg. Find the weight of empty vessel,
(a) 4 Kg (b) 5 Kg (c) 8 kg (dj 3 kg
Q44. If a-b = 4 and ab = 45 find the value of a3~b3.
(a) 604 (b) 370 (c) 253 Q45. If a/(a+b)=15/21, what is (a+b)/(a-b) equal to?
(a) 13/9 (b) 23/11 (c) 14/5 (d) 21/9
Q46. (798+579)2-(798-579)2 = ?
(a) 2: (b) 6 (c)-4 (d) 8
Q47. A man’s average monthly expenditure for the first four months of the year was ? 231.25. For the next five months, the average monthly expenditure was ? 22.75 more than what it was during the first four months. If the person spent ? 605 in all during the remaining three months of the year, find what percentage of his annual income of ? 3500 did he save in the year?
(a) 10% (b) 15% (c) 20% (d) 25%
Q48. The average age of students of a class is 15.8 years. The average age of boys in the class is 16.4 years and that of the girls is 15,4 years. The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class is:-.
(a) 1:2 (b) 2:3 (c) 3:4 Q49. 18 buckets of water fill a tank when the capacity of each bucket is 8 litres How many buckets will be needed to fill the same tank, if the capacity of the bucket is 12 litres?
(a) 12 (b) 13.5
(c) 24 (d) can not be determined due to insufficient data
Q50. Srinivasan invests two equal amounts in two banks giving 8% and 12% rate of interest respectively. At the end of year the interest earned is Rs 1500. Find the sum invested in each.
(a) ? 8500 (b) ? 15000 (c) ^ 7500 (d) ? 17.000
Q51. The simple interest accrued on a sum of money at the end of four years is 1 /5th of its principal. What is the rate of interest per annum?
(a) 4% (b) 5 % (c) 6% (d) inadequate data
Q52. A sum of ? 2600 is lent out into two parts, one at 9% and another at 7% If the total annual income is ? 206, find the money lent at 7%.
(a) ^ 1400 (b) ? 900 (c) ? 1600 (d; * 1200
Q53. In an election between two candidates, 70% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% of the votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 7203 votes which was 60% of the total valid votes. Find the total number of voters enrolled in that election.
(a) 18050 (b) 17500 (c) 17000 ,d) 7203
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Q54. If the price of kerosene be raised by 11%, find by how rnuch percent a house holder must reduce his consumption of kerosene so as not to increase his expenditure?
(a) 11% (b) 9.9% (c) 11.09% (d) 8.25%
Q55. 75 pupils from a school appeared for an examination and 80% of them passed. Another school entered 10 more pupils than the first school and five pupils less than the first school passed. The pass % of in the second school was:-
(a) 75% (b) 84% (c) 72% (d) 64.7%
Q56. Divide ? 80 in the proportion of 3:6:7.
(a) ? 10, ? 35, ? 40 (b) ? 15, ? 30, ? 35
(c) ? 15,? 35,? 30 (d) ? 10, ?40, ? 35
Q57. Calculate the amount on ? 1875 for 2 years at 4% per annum, compounded yearly.
(a) t 676 (b) ? 776 (c) t 1778 (d) ? 2028
Q58. If x varies as y and x = 8 when y =15 then the value of x when y=10 is>
(a) 5 (b) 15/8 (c) 8/15 v (d) 16/3
Q59. In a mixture of 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 2:1. What amount of water must be added to make the ratio of milk and water as 1:2 ?
(a) 42 Litres (b) 56 Litres (c) 60 Litres (d) 77 Litres
Q60. A sum of ? 10,000 is lent partly at 6% and the remaining at 10% p.a. If the yearly interest on the average is 9.2 %, the money lent at 10% is:-
(a) ? 8000 (b) ? 8500 (c) ? 5000 (d) ? 2000

Direction:- Choose the word which is ieast like the other words in the group

Q61. (a) Garo (b) Khasi (c) Kangra (d) Jayantia
Q62. (a) Virgo (b) Pisces (c) Cancer (d) Orion
Q63. (a) Shoulder (b) Foot (c) Finger (d) Elbow
Q64. (a) Canoe (b) Dingy (c) Yatch (d) Igloo
Q65. (a) Inn (b) Club (c) Motel (d) Hostel

Directions:- The following questions consist of two words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by four alternatives. Select the best alternative that has the same relationship as the original pair of words
Liquor : Drink
(a) Bread : Butter (b) Tea : Beverage
(c) Sniff : Inhale (d) Water : Sip
Evaporation : Cloud
(a) Mountain : Snow (b) Book : Pages
(c) Pressure : Atmosphere (d) Tension : Breakdown
Barrel : Via!
(a) Book : Pamphlet (b) Book : Reader
(c) Brochure : Complier (d) Length : Height
Cream : Cosmetics
(a) Tiger : Forest (b) Mountain : Valley
(c) Magazine : Editor (d) Teak : Wood
Carnivore : Herbivore
(a) Flesh : Plant (b) Horse : Lion
(c) Came! : Giraffe (d) Animal : Bird

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