Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ORACLE (Aptitude) Frehers

ORACLE (Aptitude) Frehers

Directions for questions 1-3:Each question consists of six statements
followed by 3 statements put together in a specific order .Choose the option
where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the previous 2

1) A. Final Year students would like a good career.

B. All final year students are eligible as candidates for MBA entrance
C.Final Year students are entitled to work towards a good career.
D.Some of those who are candidates for an MBA entrance exam are final
year students
E.All those eligible as candidates for an MBA exam are eligible for a
good career
F.All those who would like a good career are entitled to it.

1. AEF 2. EBC 3.BCF 4.CDF

2) A. All bright people acknowledge brains in others
B. Some knowledgeable men are bright
C. Some knowledgeable men do not acknowledge brains in others
D.Some knowledgeable men are persons who are bright
E.Some knowledgeable men are not bright
F.All bright people do not necessarily acknowledge brains in others

1. ABE 2. ACF 3.ADE 4. ACE

3) A.Some thoughts lack clarity
B.Anything unclear is not worth writing about
C.Some thoughts are worth writing about
D.All thoughts lack clarity
E.Some thoughts are clear
F. No thought is worth is writing about

1. ABF 2.BCD 3.BEF 4.BDF

Directions for questions 4 to 6:Arrange the sentences A,B,C,D in a logical
sequence to form a coherent paragraph.

4) A. How do you set your mental co-ordinates vis a vis the external
variables if every-
thing changes so fast ?
B. Modern life is about managing the prices and consequences of changes
C. That is creating a problem
D. The pace of the changing process seems to be getting quicker overtime


5) A. Infact trying to calculate an element of chance
B. The rather fanciful idea of Lady Luck favouring her own can be traced
back to
Pagan times when lucky gamblers were thought to be the beloved of
the goddess of
Good fortune
C.Risks were taken in order to gain her approval ,and one of these risks
was trying to
Guess what would happen -for example ,which way a leaf would fall
,which way a
Frog would jump
D.She was seen as being capricious and prone ,occasionally ,to mockery


6) A.It is because Japanese companies do not have to pay the consultancies'
inflated fees
the argument goes ,that companies have more money to devote to
'real' investment
and because they are not tempted to follow the latest management
fashions that they
can develop a coherent ,long term strategy.
B.The average salary man,relaxing after a ten hour day over yakitori
and sake ,hardly
Spends his time talking about Drucker -san and Peter-san .
C.It might seem far fetched to argue that Japan's post war growth has
anything to do
With management theory.
D.Critics of management theory happily point out that thirty years after
arriving ,
Western consultancies are still to make ends meet ,and that Japan
has few business
Schools ,none of them very prestigious.


Directions for questions 7 to 9 :Each question consists of a sentence ,part
of which is underlined .Choose the option that best replaces the underlined

7) Nearly everyone know that exercise has numerous health benefits for
people of all ag-
es and physical conditions .

1. Nearly everyone know that exercise has numerous .
2. Nearly everyone knows that exercise has numerous
3. Everyone nearly knows that exercise having numerous
4. Everyone nearly have know that exercise has numerous

8) The researchers hope to study a large patient group to investigate the
effect further and
finding out how long the effects last

1. finding out
2. to find out
3. for finding
4. to finding

9) Having failed to work out a viable marriage with the BSP twice in the
past ,another
hasty alliance shouldn't have been entered into by the BJP

1. another hasty alliance shouldn't have been entered into by the BJP
2. a hasty alliance should have been avoided by the BJP

3. the BJP's entering into hasty alliance shouldn't have been done by them.
4. the BJP should not have entered into a hasty alliance

Directions for questions 10 to 12: Choose the word that is least related to
the question word.

10) Mighty
1. puny 2. colossal 3.prodigious

11) Ordeal
1. tribulation 2. copious 3. .affliction

12) Pen
1. enclosure 2.corral 3. coop 5.nib

Direction for questions 13 to 15:Read of the following short passages and
answer the question that follows

13) The Mahauti tribe that inhabited the Himayalan region had a personal
relationship with their deities .This gave support and protection to the
tribe most of whom were hunters ; the support might otherwise be lacking
.The absence of each support left tye individual weak and vulnerable .So
,important was this spititual relation that when the tribes lost their
beliefs in the spirit ,their culture disintegrated.

The passage suggests that a primary motivation for members of hunting
cultures to seek firm bonds with the spirit world was the

1. ambition to be better at huntung than others
2. wish to secure an afterlife
3. need for cpmfort in times of sorrow
4. desire to obtain and maintain skill and strength

14) Cosmetologists trying to make ultimate hair care product have found that
when the did not treat hair with a quaternary compound,on combing ,the
combing force remained high This happened even when the electrostatic charge
was substantially reduced by high humidity.

It can be inferred from the above that ,the cosmetologist did which of the
following to reduce the electrostatic charge generated when hair not treated
with a quaternary compound was combed ?

1. decreased the combing speed
2. increased humidity
3. tangled the hair
4. dried the hair.

15) No thorough consideration of the metropolis can overlook either its
social organization or its governmental institutions .The informal means of
social control that once regulated communal affairs of settlement have given
way to the more formal methods of modern society .As metropolitan grew more
complex governmental organizations have evolved as instruments of control
and direction

Which of the followinf situations in a city is most clearly an example of
the developments described in the passage ?

1. City officials no longer control the allocation of water rights :instead
state governments distribute water rights
2. Delinquent children are not verbally chastised by community elders
:instead ,they are brought before a court of law
3. The local government has retained its autonomy thereby preventing central
governments from providing solutions for population problem
4. Community cohesion has decreased ,leading to a sense of isolation on the
part of city residents.

Questions 16 and 17 are based on the following

a/b = (a+b)/(a-b)
a*b = (a+b)(a-b)
a@b = a/b - b/a (implies subtracting the smaller of the two from the other
one )
a#b = a/b + b/a

16) Find (((a@b) + (a#b)) * 1)/ 1, where a=5.91 and b= 17.73

1. 35 2. 18/17 3.17/18
4.None of these

17) State which of the following is/are true
I. 7@(a*b) is undefined if a = b
II. [(a/b)/1 * [(b/a)/1. = (a@b) x (a#b)

1.I only 2. II only 3. Both I and II
4. Neither I or II

18) What is the maximum area that can be enclosed by a wire 44cm long ?

1. 77 2. 154 3. 308 4.None of

19) If A(2,3) ,B(-2,-3) and C(1,2) are three vertices of a triangle ,which
among the following is the largest angle ?

1. ABC 2. BCA 3. CAB 4. All three angles
are equal
20) f(x) = 2(x*x) +1 when x<0
= -2x when x>=0
What is f(f(f(2))) ?

1. 66 2. -33 3. 33