COGNIZANT Job Placement
Cognizant 2004 (PSG and CIT) Yellow color
1. A starts from a place at 11.00 A.M. and travels at a
speed of 4 kmph, B starts at 1.00 P.M. and travels with speeds of 1 kmph for
1 hour, 2 kmph for the next 1 hour, 3 kmph for the next 1 hour and so on. At
what time will B catch up with A?
a) 9.24 b) 9.32 c) 9.48 d) none
2. The average temperature of Monday to Wednesday was 37C and of Tuesday to
Thursday was 34C. If the temperature on Thursday was 4/5 th of that of
Monday, the temperature on Thursday was
A) 36.5C b) 36C c) 35.5C d) 34C
3. Swetha and Chaitanya went to a bookshop. Swetha purchased 5 pens, 3 note
books and 9 pencils and used up all her money. Chaitanya purchased 6 pens, 6
note books and 18 pencils and paid 50% more than what Swetha paid. What % of
Swethas money was spent on pens?
a) 12.5 b} 62.5 c) 75 d) cant be determined.
Directions for Questions 4,5,6. Alex, Bond, Calvin and Dorna collected coins
of different countries.
a. They collected 100 altogether b. None collected less than 10
c. Each collected an even no. d. Each collected a different no.
4. Based on the above, we can say that the no. of coins collected by the boy
who collected the most could not have exceeded
a) 54 b) 64 c) 58 d) 60
5. If Alex collected 54 coins, we can say (on the basis of information
obtained so far) that difference in nos. collected by the boy who collected
the most and the boy who collected the 2nd most should be at least
a) 30 b) 34 c) 26 d) 12
6. Alex collected 54 coins. If Calvin collected 2 more than double the no.
collected by Dorna, the no. collected by Calvin was
a) 10% b) 30% c) 22% d) 26 %
7. How many nos. are there between 100 and 200 both inclusive and divisible
by 2 or 3?
a) 67 b) 68 c) 84 d) 100
8. Find the greatest no. that will divide 964,1238 and 1400 leaving
remainder of 41,31 and 51 resp.
a) 58 b) 64 c) 69 d) 71
9. If all 6’s get inverted and become 9’s , by how much will the sum of all
nos. between 1 and 100 both inclusive change?
a) 300 b) 330 c) 333 d) none of these
10. If all the picture cards are removed from a pack of cards, the sum of
the values of the remaining is
a) 55 b) 220 c) 54 d) 216
11. What is the min. no. of weighing operations required to measure 31 kg of
rice if only one stone of 1 kg is available?
a) 31 b) 6 c) 5 d) 16
12. The ratio of the no. of white balls in a bag to that of black balls is
1:2. If 9 grey balls are added the ratio of nos. of white, black and grey
become 2:4:3. How many black balls were in the bag?
a) 6 b) 9 c) 12 d) 8
13. There are 2 toy cars facing each other at a distance of 500 cm from each
other. Each car moves forward by 100 cm at a speed of 50 cm/s and then moves
backward by 50 cm at a speed of 25 cm/s. How long will it take for the cars
a) 12s b) 14s c) 16s d) 13s
14. It takes 8, 12 and 16 days for A,B and C resp. to complete a task. How
many days will it take if A works on the job for 2 days then B works on it
until 25% of the job is left for C to do, and C completes the work?
a) 10 days b) 14 days c) 13 days d) 12 days
15. A and B run in opposite directions from a pt. P on a circle with
different but constant speeds. A runs in clockwise direction. They meet for
the first time at a distance of 900 m in clockwise direction from P and for
the second time at a distance of 800 m in anticlockwise direction from P. If
B is yet to complete one round, the circumference of the circle is
a) 1700m b) 1250m c) 1300m d) 1200m
16. Bird A starts flying from P to Q at 9.00 A.M. and bird B starts flying
from Q to P at 10.00 A.M. B is 50% faster than A. What is the time at which
they meet if P and Q are 300kms apart and A’s speed is 50kmph.
a) 12 noon b) 12.30pm c) 11.30am d) 11.00am
17. There are 6 cities, of which each is connected to every other city. How
many different routes can one trace from A to B, such that no city is
touched more than once in any one route/
a) 48 b) 60 c) 65 d) 72
18. In a group of 80 coins, exactly one is counterfeit and weighs less than
the others. U are provided a scale to weigh to coins. The min. no. of
weightings req. to determine the counterfeit coin is
a) 4 b) 1 c) 5 d) none of these
Directions for questions 19 to 23
Mark a if the ans. Can be obtained using 1 and 2 independently
Mark b if the ans. Can be obtained by using only one of the two statements.
Mark c if the ans. Can be obtained by using both statements 1 and 2 but not
either of them alone.
Mark d if the ans. Cannot be obtained by using 1 and 2
19. What is the selling price of product X
1. Profit as a % sales is 10%, cost price is Rs.27
2. Profit as % sales is 20%, cost price is Rs.20
20. Find the perimeter of the rear wheel of a cart?
1. When the cart moves 5m, the rear wheel moves R rotations less than the
2. The radius of the rear wheel is 3 times that of front wheel.
21.Is a-b+c>a+b-c. a,b,c are integers.
1. b is negative
2. c is positive
22.What is the distance from mumbai to Nagpur?
1. Driving at 90kmph I reach nagpur I hr earlier than if I were to drive at
2. Driving at 100kmph I covered 40% of the distance in 7 hrs.
23.What is the age of father and the son?
1. The ratio of their ages is 5:3 now and will be 3:2 in 10 years.
2. The sum of their ages now is 80, and 5 years ago the ratio was 9:5.
24. A cube of 12cm sides is painted red on each side. It is cut into cubes
side each. How many of the smaller cubes do not have any side painted red?
a) 8 b) 12 c) 16 d) 0
Directions for questions 25 to 28. Kamal Babu came home just after judging a
beauty contest where there were four semi-finalists: Ms.Uttar Pradesh,
Ms.Maharashtra, Ms.Andhra Pradesh and Ms.West Bengal. His wife was very keen
on knowing who the winner was and kamal Babu replied immediately that it was
the one wearing the yellow saree. When his wife asked for more details, he
gave the following information:
The four girls were wearing saris of different colors (yellow, red, green,
white) and the runner-up was wearing green.
The four girls were sitting in a row, and Ms.West Bengal was not sitting at
There was only one runner-up and she was sitting next to Ms.Maharashtra.
The girls wearing yellow and white saris occupied the seats at either end.
Ms.West Bengal was neither the winner nor the runner-up.
Ms.Maharashtra was wearing white.
The winner and the runner-up were not sitting next to each other.
The girl wearing the green sari was not Ms.Andhra Pradesh.
Answer the following questions based on the above informtions.
25. Who was wearing the red sari?
a) Ms.Andhra Pradesh b) Ms.West Bengal
c) Ms.Uttar Pradesh d) Cannot be determined
26. Between which two was Ms.West Bengal sitting?
a) Ms.Andhra and Ms.Uttar
b) Ms.Andhra and Ms.Maharashtra
c) Ms.Uttar and Ms.Maharashtra
d) Cannot be determined
27. What was the color of the sari that Ms.Uttar Pradesh was wearing?
a) White b) Green c) Red d) Yellow
28. What was the color if the sari that Ms.Andhra was wearing?
a) White b) Yellow c) Red d) Indeterminate
Directions for questions 29-31. Shweta, Tina, Uma and Vidya were playing a
game. The rule of the game is that the loser doubles the amount of money
that each of the other has. They play four games. A different girl loses
each game-in reverse alphabetical order. At the end of the fourth game, each
girl has Rs.32/-.
29. Who started with the lowest amount of money?
a) Shweta b) Tina c) Uma d) Vidya
30. Who started with the highest amount of money?
a) Shweta b) Tina c) Uma d) Vidya
31. How much did Uma have at the end of the second game?
a) Rs.32 b) Rs.72 c) Rs.8 d) Rs.36
Directions for questions 32-33. Abel, Lucky, Bingo are three T.V. channels.
A survey shows that 30%, 20%, and 85% of the people watch Abel, Lucky, and
Bingo respectively. 20% of the people watch exactly two of the three
channels and 5% watch none.
32. What % of the people watch all three channels?
a) 0 b) 5 c) 10 d) 20
33. If another survey indicates that 20% of the people watch Abel and Bingo,
16% watch Lucky and Bingo, then what % of the people watch only Lucky?
a) 0 b) 5 c) 10 d) 20
Diections for questions 34-39. A museum curator must group 9 paintings-F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O
in 12 spaces numbered consecutively from 1-12. The paintings must be in
three groups, each group representing a different a different century. The
groups must be separated from each other by at least one unused wall space.
Three of the paintings are from the 18th century, two from the 19th century,
and four from the 20th century.
Unused wall spaces cannot occur within groups.
G and J are paintings from different centuries.
J, K and L are all paintings from the same century.
Space no. 5 is always empty.
F and M are 18th century paintings.
N is a 19th century painting.
34. If space 4 is to remain empty which of the following is true?
a) Space no. 10 must be empty.
b) The groups of paintings must be hung in chronological order by century.
c) An 18th century painting must be hung in space 3.
d) A 19th century painting must be hung in space 1.
35. If the paintings are hung in reverse chronological order by century, the
wall spaces could be
a) 1, 5 and 10 b) 1, 6 and 10
c) 4, 7 and 8 d) 5, 8 and 12
36. Which of the following is a space that cannot be occupied by a 19th
a) Space 1 b) Space 6 c) Space 8 d) Space 11
37. If J hangs in Space 11, which of the following is a possible arrangement
spaces 8 and 9?
a) F in 8 and M in 9 b) K in 8 and G in 9
c) N in 8 and G in 9 d) 8 is unused and H in 9
38. If the 20th century paintings are hung in spaces 1-4 which of the
a) Space 8 is unused b) Space 9 is unused
c) F is hung in space 6 d) N is hung in space 9
39. If the first paintings in numerical order of spaces are F, O, M, N, G
which of the
following must be true?
a) Either space 1 or space 4 is unused
b) Either space 7 or space 12 is unused
c) H hangs in space 11
d) Two unused spaces separate the 18th and 19th century paintings
40. You have reached Utopia where you find two kinds of precious stones,
and emeralds. The worth of a ruby and that of an emerald is Rs.4 lakhs and
lakhs respectively while their weights are 0.3 kg and 0.4 kg respectively.
have a bag that can carry maximum of 12 kgs. How many rubies and emeralds
would you carry such that their total value is maximized?
a) 20 rubies and 15 emeralds b) 8 rubies and 24 emeralds
c) 0 rubies and 30 emeralds d) None of the above
41. There are 10 coins. 6 coins showing head. And 4 showing tail. Each coin
was randomly flipped (not tossed) seven times successively.after flipping
the coins are 5 heads 4 tails one is hided the hided coin will have what.
42.People near the sea shore are leading a healthy life as they eat fish.but
people at other part of the city are also healthy. Inference.
43. It is found from research that if u r a drunken then u have a less
chance for chronic heart diseases. Inference.
44. A car travels from B at a speed of 20 km/hr. The bus travel starts from
A at a time of 6 A.M. There is a bus for every half an hour interval. The
car starts at 12 noon. Each bus travels at a speed of 25 km/hr. Distance
between A and B is 100 km. During its journey , The number of buses that the
car encounter is ?
45. Varun buys 8 books,10 pens and 2 pencils and Babu buys 6 books, 5pens
and 5 pencils. Babu pays 50% more than Varun. What is the amount Varun
spends in buying pencils.
46. Find the number of integers divisible by either 3 and 12 from 1 to 999.
47. choclate – 1 Rs.
Apple – twice the choclate
biscuit - ¼ th of apple
consumption- biscuit = 2* choclate
apple > biscuit + choclate
what can be the amount spent?
ANS: a) 34 b) 16 c) 25 d) none
A,B and C start from the same point. A starts walking and B and C go in a
bike. after sometime B drops C and picks up A likewise it is repeated.
Walking speed for A and C is 5kmph. Speed of B’s bike
is 20kmph. They reach at the same time which is 100 km away.
48. What is the total time taken?
49. What is the distance walked by A
50. 2nd meeting point
51. The diameter of the circle is 4cm. The area of the shaded portion is
1/3rd area of the square. Find the side of the square
52. In 400m race a gives b a start of 7 sec & beats by 24m.in another
race a beats by 10 sec. the speeds are
a)8,7 b)7,6 c) 12,10 d) 10,8
53. A is thrice as good as a workman as B and takes 10 days less to do a
piece of work than B takes. B alone can do the same work in :
a) 12 days b)15 c)20 d)30
ans available in Agarwal: pp 261 (13)
What is the number of squares under the figure? ans: 16
55. Three groups of students 60, 84 and 108. They should be placed in a room
for a test. In each room, only one group of students should be placed. All
the rooms should have equal no of candidates. What is the minimum no of
rooms required? Ans:21
DO THE QUANS FIRST, THEN THE ANALYTICAL AND FOR THE LAST TEN MINUTES DO THE