# Kerala PSC University assistant solved paper

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