AAI ATC 22: Shift 3 Previous Year Paper Full Length PDF


Question 1

In the given sentence, four words have been underlined and the underlined words are given as options. Select the option that contains an error.

My brother described how he would love floating in the swimming pool, on his back, serene and happily.

Options

A

serene

serene

B

happily

happily

C

described

described

D

floating

floating


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

serene


Question 2

Select the most appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.
She talked to herself in whispers, in a/an _______ manner.

Options

A

organised

organised

B

timely

timely

C

clandestine

clandestine

D

forthright

forthright


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

clandestine


Question 3

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
My father used to listen to _____ radio a lot.

Options

A

No article required

No article required

B

an

an

C

a

a

D

the

the


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

the


Question 4

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The bag she had lost / in the morning contain her documents, / therefore, she is / very worried.

Options

A

therefore she is

therefore she is

B

in the morning contain her documents

in the morning contain her documents

C

The bag she had lost

The bag she had lost

D

very worried.

very worried.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

in the morning contain her documents


Question 5

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Soldiers on horses

Options

A

Cavalry

Cavalry

B

Combats

Combats

C

Gallantry

Gallantry

D

Chivalry

Chivalry


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Cavalry


Question 6

Four statements are given below labelled A, B, C and D. Among these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph. From the following options, choose the option that does NOT fit into the theme of the paragraph.

A.Rob Wood is the founder and creative director of Music Concierge, a company that chooses background music for businesses.
B.The European robin, known simply as the robin redbreast in Great Britain, is a small bird that appears frequently in poems.
C.His clients include iconic fashion brands, such as Harvey Nichols and Mulberry, and luxury London hotels, such as the Savoy.
D.Some clients hire him because they want to influence individuals’ behaviour in a constructive way as they wish.

Options

A

B

B

B

A

A

C

C

C

D

D

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

B


Question 7

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given proverb.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Options

A

Birds with similar feathers live together.

Birds with similar feathers live together.

B

People with similar interests spend time together.

People with similar interests spend time together.

C

All birds live together in group.

All birds live together in group.

D

People with different interests fight together. 

People with different interests fight together. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

People with similar interests spend time together.


Question 8

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
_______ thing of magic is a wonder for the children.

Options

A

Either

Either

B

The

The

C

A

A

D

An

An


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

A


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
Work hard if you want to reach your dream.

Options

A

get

get

B

secure

secure

C

attain

attain

D

achieve

achieve


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

achieve


Question 10

Parts of a sentence are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the parts in the correct order to form a meaningful sentence.
Cognition / with the process of / or / coming to know / is to do / understand something.

Options

A

Cognition is to do with the process of coming to know or understand something.

Cognition is to do with the process of coming to know or understand something.

B

Cognition is to do or coming to know with the process of understand something.

Cognition is to do or coming to know with the process of understand something.

C

Cognition or coming to know is to do with the process of understand something. 

Cognition or coming to know is to do with the process of understand something. 

D

Cognition with the process of or coming to know is to do understand something.

Cognition with the process of or coming to know is to do understand something.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Cognition is to do with the process of coming to know or understand something.


Question 11

Select the option that gives the most appropriate meaning of the underlined word.
The band swept all awards at the show.

Options

A

Group of musicians  

Group of musicians  

B

Stripe 

Stripe 

C

Strip

Strip

D

Range

Range


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Group of musicians  


Question 12

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

The manager made me feel inferior without any reason at the office.

Options

A

Fugitive

Fugitive

B

Deceitful

Deceitful

C

Superior

Superior

D

Lesser

Lesser


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Superior


Question 13

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Amiable

Options

A

Horrid

Horrid

B

Cold

Cold

C

Friendly

Friendly

D

Hostile

Hostile


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Friendly


Question 14

Four sentences have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and one is different. Select the one that is different.

A. Deforestation causes soil erosion.
B. The magician performed a trick.
C. The patient was looked after by the nurse.
D. Karan gave me a book.

Options

A

The magician performed a trick.

The magician performed a trick.

B

Karan gave me a book.

Karan gave me a book.

C

The patient was looked after by the nurse.

The patient was looked after by the nurse.

D

Deforestation causes soil erosion.

Deforestation causes soil erosion.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The patient was looked after by the nurse.


Question 15

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in the past perfect continuous tense.

At the time of his daughter’s birth, he was writing an autobiography.

Options

A

At the time of his daughter's birth, he has been writing an autobiography.

At the time of his daughter's birth, he has been writing an autobiography.

B

At the time of his daughter's birth, he wrote an autobiography.

At the time of his daughter's birth, he wrote an autobiography.

C

At the time of his daughter's birth, he had been writing an autobiography.

At the time of his daughter's birth, he had been writing an autobiography.

D

At the time of his daughter's birth, he is writing an autobiography.

At the time of his daughter's birth, he is writing an autobiography.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

At the time of his daughter's birth, he had been writing an autobiography.


Question 16

Identify the option that rearranges the given jumbled words and correctly fills in the blank.
Little Hercules ______age.
strength / displayed / from / young / his / a very

Options

A

a very young strength displayed from his

a very young strength displayed from his

B

displayed his strength from a very young 

displayed his strength from a very young 

C

displayed a very young strength from his 

displayed a very young strength from his 

D

from strength displayed his a very young 

from strength displayed his a very young 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

displayed his strength from a very young 


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
After the principal finished his speech, he asked the students ___ approach his secretary for further clarification.

Options

A

for

for

B

to

to

C

over

over

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

to


Question 18

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words/phrase.
To improve a situation or to make something better

Options

A

abscond

abscond

B

abolish

abolish

C

Ameliorate

Ameliorate

D

abide

abide


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Ameliorate


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Cold turkey

Options

A

To cook and cool turkey for a meal

To cook and cool turkey for a meal

B

To have an intense dislike of birds

To have an intense dislike of birds

C

To develop cold feet to do something

To develop cold feet to do something

D

To suddenly stop a bad habit or addiction

To suddenly stop a bad habit or addiction


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To suddenly stop a bad habit or addiction


Question 20

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in the past perfect continuous tense.

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster was teaching there for ten years.

Options

A

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster taught there for ten years.

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster taught there for ten years.

B

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster had taught there for ten years.

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster had taught there for ten years.

C

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster had been teaching there for ten years.

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster had been teaching there for ten years.

D

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster has been teaching there for ten years.

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster has been teaching there for ten years.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

When the President came to visit our school, the Headmaster had been teaching there for ten years.


Question 21

A certain number of people are sitting in a row, facing North. Only three persons sit between R and Q. Only two persons sit between P and R. T sit fourth to the right of R. If no other person is sitting in the row, what is the total number of persons seated?

Options

A

11

11

B

9

9

C

12

12

D

10

10


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

9


Question 22

A bus is going in the west direction. Then it turns to the left and then to the right.In which direction is the bus going now?

Options

A

West  

West  

B

North

North

C

South  

South  

D

East  

East  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

West  


Question 23

In a certain code language, ‘DRAIN’ is coded as 06597 and ‘DRINK’ is coded as 50369. What will be the code for ‘A’ in the given code language?

Options

A

0

0

B

7

7

C

5

5

D

3

3


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

7


Question 24

Select the combination of letters that when sequentially placed in the blanks of the given series will complete the series.
QR_U_V J_L_M_ TU_X_Y IJ_ML_ N_P_QS

Options

A

STKNOVWKNOR

STKNOVWKNOR

B

TSNKOWVKNOR

TSNKOWVKNOR

C

TSNKOVWKNOR

TSNKOVWKNOR

D

STNKOWVKNOR

STNKOWVKNOR


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

STKNOVWKNOR


Question 25

Refer to the following letter, number, symbol series and answer the question that follows.
(Left) K π 4 D * S G 2 @ C6& T % # 3 5 E 7 R Y (Right)
How many such numbers are there in the given series each of which is immediately preceded by a letter and also immediately followed by a symbol?

Options

A

Two

Two

B

Three

Three

C

One

One

D

None

None


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Two


Question 26

This question has two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which conclusion/s logically follow/s from the given statements.
Statements:
All ants are goats.
All goats are balls.
Conclusions (I): All ants are balls.
Conclusions (II): Some goats are ants.

Options

A

Only conclusion (II) follows.

Only conclusion (II) follows.

B

Both conclusions (I) and (II) follow.

Both conclusions (I) and (II) follow.

C

Only conclusion (I) follows.

Only conclusion (I) follows.

D

Neither conclusion (I) nor (II) follows.

Neither conclusion (I) nor (II) follows.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Both conclusions (I) and (II) follow.


Question 27

A is the brother of B and C, D is the mother of C and E is the father of A. Which of the following CANNOT be considered true in this case?

Options

A

A is son of D.

A is son of D.

B

E is father of C.

E is father of C.

C

B is daughter of E. 

B is daughter of E. 

D

E and D is husband-wife.

E and D is husband-wife.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

B is daughter of E. 


Question 28

If ‘+’ means ‘×’, ‘−’ means ‘+’, ‘×’ means ‘÷’, ‘÷’ means ‘−’, what will come in place of the ‘?’ in the given equation?
36 + 6 – 8 ÷ 18 × 9 = ?

Options

A

48

48

B

222

222

C

38

38

D

220

220


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

222


Question 29

In a row facing east, Kiran is sitting twelfth from the right and Vinay is sitting fifteenth from the left. Kiran sits to the immediate left of Vinay. How many people are sitting in the row?

Options

A

25

25

B

27

27

C

28

28

D

26

26


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

25


Question 30

This question is based on the following words.
RUG OWN DIP RAN
If the last letter of each word is replaced by ‘E’, how many new meaningful English words will be formed?

Options

A

Three

Three

B

Four

Four

C

One

One

D

Two

Two


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Three


Question 31

Six students Kamal, Rajat, Vinay, Navya, Lalit and Divya are sitting around a circular table, facing each other. Rajat and Divya are sitting together. Rajat is sitting immediately to the left of Kamal, who is sitting second to the left of Vinay. Lalit is not the neighbour of Divya.
Who is sitting second to the left of Lalit?

Options

A

 Navya

 Navya

B

Rajat

Rajat

C

Kamal

Kamal

D

Divya 

Divya 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Rajat


Question 32

Read the given information and answer the question(s) that follow(s).
In a certain code language, ‘Floors are Marble’ is written as ‘SOR MAB SIN’,
‘Shine is Marble’ is written as ‘COS SIN TAN’ and
‘Floors as Shine’ is written as ‘SOR COS FOL’.
How will ‘as’ be written in that language?

Options

A

SOR

SOR

B

FOL

FOL

C

MAB 

MAB 

D

COS

COS


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

FOL


Question 33

If ‘÷’ means ‘+’, ‘–’ means ‘×’, ‘+’ means ‘–’, and ‘×’ means ‘÷’, then what will be the value of the following expression?
16 + 8 – 49 × 7 ÷ 9

Options

A

30

30

B

31

31

C

-31

-31

D

-30

-30


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

-31


Question 34

Six friends Sandhya, Kanika, Jayant, Vinayak, Priyanka and Anshu are sitting around a circular table, facing away from the centre. Kanika is sitting immediately to the right of Anshu. Only Vinayak is sitting between Anshu and Priyanka. Sandhya is sitting immediately to the left of Priyanka.
Who is sitting immediately to the right of Kanika?

Options

A

Jayant

Jayant

B

Anshu

Anshu

C

Sandhya

Sandhya

D

Priyanka

Priyanka


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Jayant


Question 35

A statement is given followed by two conclusions. Find which conclusion(s) is/are true based on the given statement.
Statement:
P > Q > R < S > X ≤ T; L ≥ N < O
Conclusions:
I. T < O
II. O ≥ T

Options

A

Both I and II

Both I and II

B

Only I

Only I

C

Neither I nor II

Neither I nor II

D

Only II

Only II


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Neither I nor II


Question 36

A person spends 30% on food, 25% on rent, 10% on other expenses and he saves the remaining ₹700. Find his income.

Options

A

₹1,500

₹1,500

B

₹1,000

₹1,000

C

₹2,000

₹2,000

D

₹1,800

₹1,800


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

₹2,000


Question 37

15 buckets are needed to fill a tank in 45 minutes. How long will it take for only 5 buckets of the same type to fill that tank?

Options

A

130 minutes

130 minutes

B

125 minutes

125 minutes

C

140 minutes

140 minutes

D

135 minutes

135 minutes


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

135 minutes


Question 38

The price of a VCR is marked at ₹15,000. If successive discounts of 20%, 15% and 10 % are allowed, then at what price does a customer buy it?

Options

A

₹9,180

₹9,180

B

₹10,200

₹10,200

C

₹11,080

₹11,080

D

₹10,180

₹10,180


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

₹9,180


Question 39


Options

A

1.05

1.05

B

0.35

0.35

C

0.33

0.33

D

1.22

1.22


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

1.05


Question 40

Find the ratio of curved surface area to total surface area of a cylinder, given that its radius is 2 and its height is 8.

Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 41

There are two sections of a library consisting of 48 and 64 book racks. The average number of books per rack is 75. If the average number of books per rack in the first section containing 48 racks is 55, what is the average number of books per rack in the other section of the library?

Options

A

94

94

B

65

65

C

90

90

D

72

72


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

90


Question 42

A and B can do a piece of work in 45 and 40 days, respectively. They began the work together but A left after some days and B finished the remaining work in 23 days. After how many days did A leave?

Options

A

10 days

10 days

B

11 days

11 days

C

9 days

9 days

D

12 days

12 days


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

9 days


Question 43


Options

A

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

B

Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday

Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday

C

Wednesday, Monday, Thursday

Wednesday, Monday, Thursday

D

Friday, Monday, Thursday

Friday, Monday, Thursday


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Wednesday, Monday, Thursday


Question 44


Options

A

77%

77%

B

75%

75%

C

81.25%

81.25%

D

74.25%

74.25%


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

81.25%


Question 45

The population of a town triples itself in 10 years. In how many years will it be 9 times if it keeps growing at the same rate?

Options

A

18 years

18 years

B

12 years

12 years

C

15 years

15 years

D

20 years

20 years


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

20 years


Question 46

The radius and height of a cone are 35cm and 72cm, respectively. Find its volume.

Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 47

(0.04 × 5 − 0.004 × 25) equals:

Options

A

0.01

0.01

B

0.2

0.2

C

0.1

0.1

D

0.02

0.02


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

0.1


Question 48

Rohan started from home to school at 9a.m.on bicycle. His brother started for office at 10:15 a.m.on scooter in the same direction and caught up with him at 12:30p.m. If Rohan’s speed is 12 km/h, then what is his brother’s speed?

Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 49

Rajesh brought a TV priced at ₹2,000. He was given two successive discounts of 10% and 5%. What is the net price?

Options

A

₹1,740

₹1,740

B

₹ 1,800

₹ 1,800

C

₹ 1,730

₹ 1,730

D

₹1,710

₹1,710


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

₹1,710


Question 50

Rohit purchased an item whose price was ₹625. He paid ₹225 as down payment and ₹418 after 6 months to settle all dues. What was the rate of simple interest charged per annum?

Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 51

To whom is the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy awarded in India?

Options

A

Sports Club

Sports Club

B

College

College

C

University

University

D

Association

Association


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

University


Question 52

In consumer theory, which of the following stays constant along an indifference curve?

Options

A

Supply

Supply

B

Demand

Demand

C

Price

Price

D

Utility

Utility


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Utility


Question 53

Who founded the Bharat Sevak Samaj in 1905?

Options

A

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

B

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

C

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

D

Gulzarilal Nanda

Gulzarilal Nanda


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Gopal Krishna Gokhale


Question 54

The McMahon line is a demarcation that separates

Options

A

India and Bhutan

India and Bhutan

B

India and Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan

C

India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan

D

India and China

India and China


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

India and China


Question 55

Who is the Head of the State and also the First Citizen of the Indian State?

Options

A

Prime Minister

Prime Minister

B

President

President

C

Parliament

Parliament

D

Vice-President

Vice-President


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

President


Question 56

India is endowed with a rich coastline of around _______ km.

Options

A

9500

9500

B

6500

6500

C

8500

8500

D

7500

7500


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

7500


Question 57

Who among the following scientists first demonstrated interference from light waves with a double slit? 

Options

A

Thomas Young 

Thomas Young 

B

Robert Hooke  

Robert Hooke  

C

Niels Bohr 

Niels Bohr 

D

Christiaan Huygens 

Christiaan Huygens 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Thomas Young 


Question 58

Which of the following is a tributary that joins the river Godavari ?

Options

A

Koyna

Koyna

B

Manjira

Manjira

C

Tungabhadra

Tungabhadra

D

Bhima

Bhima


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Manjira


Question 59

The construction of Charminar in Hyderabad was completed in which year?

Options

A

1591 AD

1591 AD

B

1691 AD

1691 AD

C

1391 AD

1391 AD

D

1491 AD

1491 AD


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

1591 AD


Question 60

Copper sulphate and caustic soda are used to test the presence of which of the following?

Options

A

Starch

Starch

B

Vitamins

Vitamins

C

Proteins

Proteins

D

Fats

Fats


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Proteins


Question 61


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 62


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 63


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 64

The number of commutative binary operation on the set A = {1, 2} is _____.


Options

A

64

64

B

8

8

C

32

32

D

16

16


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

8


Question 65


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 66


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A


Question 67


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 68

A teacher has 6 red balls, 7 blue balls, 8 purple balls, and 4 black balls in a basket. A student reaches into the basket and randomly selects a ball. What is the probability that the ball will be either blue or black?


Options

A

1125

1125

B

925

925

C

625

625

D

325

325


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

1125


Question 69


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A


Question 70


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 71


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 72


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 73


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 74


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A


Question 75


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 76


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 77


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 78


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 79


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B


Question 80


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D


Question 81


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 82


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 83


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 84


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 85


Options

A

B

C

D


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C


Question 86


Options

A

B

C