Published On: Mon, Jan 5th, 2009

Mental Ability Questions from Previous PSC Examinations – Series 1

1. Bombay : Maharashtra  : Bhopal ::…….

A. Karnataka             B. Andhra Pradesh                     C. Madhya Pradesh

D. Nagaland              E. None of these

2. Factory : Worker : : Finger : :……..

A. Nail             B. Hand   C. Arm     D. Palmer            E. None of these

3. Year : Month : : Week: : …..

A. Hour            B. Minute C. Day            D. Fortnight            E. None of these

4. Drama  : Director : : Magazine : :……

A. Publisher            B. Editor  C. Reader            D. Printer E. None of these

5. Man : Biography : : Nation : : …..

A. People            B. Democracy  C. Geography            D. History   E. None of these

The series given below are in complete.  Choose the correct answer from the alternatives

6. CBA  : WVU : IHG : TSR :…….

A. NOM            B. MON   C. ONM   D. NMO   E. None of these

7. EAA : JEE : OJJ   : TOO :…….

A. UAA            B. YTT            C. UYY     D. ZII               E. None of these

8. 1 : 6 : 30 : 120 : 360 : ……….

A. 720             B. 640             C. 450                        D. 540                        E. None of these

9. 3600 : 600 : 120 : 30 : ………..

A. 15               B. 10               C. 5                 D. 20               E. None of these

10. ABCU : ACBV : BCAW : BACX : CBAY : …………..

A. ACBZ            B. CABZ C. BCAZ D. CBAZ E. None of these

11. If an agent supplies 25 tables and 25 chairs for Rs 17,500. he will supply 10 tables and 10 chairs for

A. Rs 7,000            B. Rs 10,000              C. Rs.15000     D. Rs.3500            E. None of these

12. A number is made of two digits. If 45 is added to the number, the digit get the reserved. The number could be

A. 18               B. 36               C. 54               D. 27               E. None of these

13. Raju and Babu set on a journey. Raju moves eastward at a speed of 20 km/hr. Babu moves westward at a speed of 30 km/hr. How far is Raju from Babu after half an hour ?

A. 25kms            B. 10kms            C. 50kms            D. 30kms            E. None of these

14. If 5 worker working 7 hours a day finish the work in 4 days, then one worker working 10 hours a day can finish the same work in

A. 8 days             B. 10 days    C. 20 days    D. 14 days    E. None of these

15. 50 % of 50 % of 12 is how much

A. 3                 B. 6                 C. 2                 D. 1                 E. None of these

ANSWERS

1. C. Bhopal : Madhaya Pradesh                                 2. A. Nail

3. C. Day                                                                    4. B. Editor

5. D. History                                                               6. C. ONM

7. B. YTT                                                                    8. A. 720

9. B. 10                                                                       10. B. CABZ

11. A. The required amount  = 17500  x  10 =  Rs.7000

25

12. D. 27 + 45 = 72

13. Babu  15km           10km Raju

starting point

:. Raju and Babu are 25km apart after half an hour.

14. D. The required period = 5x7x4  = 14 days

1x 10

15. A. 50% of 50% of 12 = 50   x  50  x  12  =  3

100    100

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