**Kerala PSC university assistant solved paper**

**Exam date: 24/05/2016**

**Category Code: 42/2016**

1. H.C.F of 36 and 264 is :

a) 6

b) 36

c) 792

d) 12(√)

2. If (y-x)/x = 3/8. Find y:x :

a) 11 : 8(√)

b) 8:11

c) 8:5

d) 5:8

3. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 33?

a) 1333

b) 1375

c) 2133

d) 2145(√)

4. A garden is 90 m long and 75 m broad. A path 5m wide is
to be built outside around it.

Find the area of the path:

a) 850 m2

b) 6750 m2

c) 1750 m2(√)

d) 7600 m2

5. What number should be subtracted from each of the number
23, 30, 57 and 78 so that the remainders are in proportion?

a) 4

b) 3

c) 6(√)

d) 7

6. A and B together can do a piece of work in 12 days and A
alone can complete the work in 18 days. How long will B alone take to complete
the job?

a) 6 days

b) 30 days

c) 36 days(√)

d) 21 days

7. Find the time taken by a 180 m long train running at 54
Km/hr to cross a man standing on a platform:

a) 4 seconds

b) 12 seconds(√)

c) 30 seconds

d) 15 seconds

8. Manu's age is 6 times Binu's age. 15 years hence Manu
will be 3 times as old as Binu. Find Binu's age:

a) 60 years

b) 10 years(√)

c) 45 years

d) 50 years

9. If 4 taps can fill a tank in 10 hours. Then how many
hours can 6 taps fill the same tank?

a)6-2/3 hours (√)

b)2-2/5 hours

c) 6-3/2 hours

d)15 hours

10. In how many years will a sum of money triple itself, the
rate of interest being 10%

A)15 years

B)20 years(√)

C)10 years

D)18 years

11. Statement : All the students passed the examination.
Some students are girls

Conclusion: 1. Some boys passed the examination

2. All girls failed the examination

3. None of the boys passed the examination

4. None of the girls failed the examination

a) 1 and 2 follow

b) 2 and 3 follow

c) 1,2 and 3 follow

d) None of the above (√)

12. If I = 9 YOU = 61 then WE = ?

a) 28(√)

b) 32

c) 65

d) 50

13. If 'A' is in the north of B and C is in the west of B.
In What direction is A with respect to C?

a) South

b) East

c) South-West

d) North-East(√)

14. Find out the missing letter: B, E, H, K, N, _______

a) P

b) O

c) R

D) Q(√)

15. If HOBBY is coded as IOBY and LOBBY is coded as MOBY
then, BOBBY is coded as

a) BOBY

b) COBY(√)

c) NOBY

d) OOBY

16. Find the missing numbers in this series:

2, 6, 18, 54, ______, 486, 1458.

a) 152

b)182

c) 162(√)

d) 108

17. Find the odd one among these:

a) Lake

b) River

c) Pool(√)

d) Sea

18. Find out the pair which is different from the other
given pairs:

a) Cow and Buffalo(√)

b) Cock and Hen

c) Horse and Mare

d) Dog and Bitch

19. "Flower" is related to Petal in the same way
as "Book" is related to:

a) Author

b) Content

c) Page(√)

d) Library

20. IF EDUCATION is coded as NOITACUDE, then REDFORT will be
coded as:

a) TROFDER(√)

b) FORTRED

c) TROFRED

d) FORTDER

21. Phenomenon behind the formation of rainbow:

a) Diffraction of light

b) Scattering of light

c) Interference of light

d) Dispersion of Light(√)

22. Which fossil organism is usually regarded as the
connecting link between birds and

reptiles?

a) Drtopithecus

b) Archaeopteryx(√)

c) Australopithecus

d) Ardipithecus

23. An alloy used in making heating elements for electric
heating device is:

a) German silver

b) Alloy steel

c) Nichrome(√)

d) Solder

24. Minamata disease is due to:

a) Arsenic

b) Lead

c) Copper

d) Mercury(√)

25. A person suffering from bleeding gum need in his food:

a) Carotene

b) Citrus(√)

c) Vitamin K

d) Codliver oil

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