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Ashok Leyland Placement Paper

1. Insert the missing number. 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, 54, (....)

1. 68

2. 72

3. 108

4. 27

2. 3 pumps, working 8 hours a day, can empty a tank in 2 days. How many hours a day must 4
pumps work to empty the tank in 1 day?

1. 11

2. 10

3. 12

4. 9

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3. A set has exactly five consecutive positive integers starting with 1. What is the percentage
decrease in the average of the numbers when the greatest one of the numbers is removed from

the set?

1. 16.66

2. 8.5

3. 15.2

4. 12.5

4.In a two-digit, if it is known that its unit's digit exceeds its ten's digit by 2 and that the
product of the given number and the sum of its digits is equal to 144, then the number is:

1. 24

2. 42

3. 26

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4. 46

5.Find a positive number which when increased by 17 is equal to 60 times the reciprocal of the
number.

1. 3

2. 17

3. 10

4. 20

6.If log 27 = 1.431, then the value of log 9 is:

1. 0.958

2. 0.934

3. 0.945

4. 0.954

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7.Speed of a boat in standing water is 9 kmph and the speed of the stream is 1.5 kmph. A man
rows to a place at a distance of 105 km and comes back to the starting point. The total time

taken by him is:

1. 24 hours

2. 18 hours

3. 20 hours

4. 16 hours

8. A is two years older than B who is twice as old as C. If the total of the ages of A, B and C be
27, the how old is B?

1. 9

2. 8

3. 10

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4. 7

9.In how many ways can a group of 5 men and 2 women be made out of a total of 7 men and 3
women?

1. 63

2. 90

3. 126

4. 45

10.The difference between the length and breadth of a rectangle is 23 m. If its perimeter is 206
m, then its area is:

1. 2520 m

2. 2480 m

3. 2420 m

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4. 1520 m

11.The angle between the minute hand and the hour hand of a clock when the time is 8.30, is:

1. 80º

2. 75º

3. 60º

4. 105º

12. A sum fetched a total simple interest of Rs. 4016.25 at the rate of 9 p.c.p.a. in 5 years.
What is the sum?

1. Rs. 8900

2. Rs. 4462.50

3. Rs. 8032.50

4. Rs. 8925

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13.Find out the wrong number in the given sequence of numbers. 8, 13, 21, 32, 47, 63, 83

1. 83

2. 63

3. 32

4. 47

14.A library has an average of 510 visitors on Sundays and 240 on other days. The average
number of visitors per day in a month of 30 days beginning with a Sunday is:

1. 250

2. 276

3. 280

4. 285

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15. What was the day of the week on 28th May, 2006?

1. Sunday

2. Thursday

3. Saturday

4. Friday

16. The angle between the minute hand and the hour hand of a clock when the time is 4.20, is:

1. 10º

2. 20º

3. 5º

4. 0º

17.A person takes a loan of Rs. 200 at 5% simple interest. He returns Rs. 100 at the end of 1
year. In order to clear his dues at the end of 2 years, he would pay:

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1. Rs. 115.5

2. Rs. 110

3. Rs. 120

4. Rs. 105

18.At what time between 9 and 10 o'clock will the hands of a watch be together?

1. 45 min. past 9

2. 50 min. past 9

19.Find out the wrong number in the given sequence of numbers. 22, 33, 66, 99, 121, 279,
594

1. 33

2. 279

3. 121

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4. 594

20.A clock is started at noon. By 10 minutes past 5, the hour hand has turned through:

1. 160º

2. 155º

3. 145º

4. 150º

Reasoning Aptitude Questions

1.Translate from an imaginary language into English. Then, look for the word elements that
appear both on the list and in the answer choices.

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

malgauper means peach cobbler

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malgaport means peach juice

moggagrop means apple jelly

Which word could mean "apple juice"?

1. malgaauper

2. moggaport

3. gropport

4. moggagrop

2. Which one of the following is always found in 'Bravery'?

1. Power

2. Experience

3. Knowledge

4. Courage

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3. A lotus flower always has

1. Mud

2. Petals

3. Root

4. Water

4. Five girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Seema is to the left of Rani and to the
right of Bindu. Mary is to the right of Rani. Reeta is between Rani and Mary.

Who is sitting immediate right to Reeta ?

1. Rani

2. Seema

3. Mary

4. Bindu

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5. Ravi left home and cycled 10 km towards South, then turned right and cycled 5 km and then
again turned right and cycled 10 km. After this he turned left and cycled 10 km. How many
kilometers will he have to cycle to reach his home straight?

1. 10 km

2. 15 km

3. 20 km

4. 25 km

6. In each word of the following questions consists of pair of words bearing a relationship
among these, from amongst the alternatives, pick up the pair that best illustrate a similar
relationship.

Sound : Muffled

1. Moisture : Humid

2. Despair : Anger

3. Colour : Faded

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4. Odour : Pungent

7. A3P means A is the mother of P

A4P means A is the brother of P

A9P means A is the husband of P

A5P means A is the daughter of P

Which of the following means that K is the mother-in-law of M?

1. M9N3K4J

2. K5J9M3N

3. K3J9N4M

4. M9N5K3J

8. A cube is cut in two equal parts along a plane parallel to one of its faces. One piece is then
coloured red on the two larger faces and green on the remaining, while the other is coloured

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green on two smaller adjacent faces and red on the remaining. Each is then cut into 32 cubes of
same size and mixed up.How many cubes have two red and one green face on each ?

1. 8

2. 16

3. 0

4. 4

9. Each of these questions are based on the information given below:

A ,B, C, D and E are five men sitting in a line facing to south - while M, N, O, P and Q are five
ladies sitting in a second line parallel to the first line and are facing to North.B who is just next
to the left of D, is opposite to Q. C and N are diagonally opposite to each other.E is opposite to
O who is just next right of M.P who is just to the left of Q, is opposite to D.M is at one end of
the line.If B shifts to the place of E, E shifts to the place of Q, and Q shifts to the place of B,
then who will be the second to the left of the person opposite to O ?

1. E

2. P

3. D

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4. Q

10. If P + Q means P is the brother of Q; P x Q means P is the father of Q and P - Q means P is


the sister of Q, which of the following relations shows that I is the niece of K?

1. K + Y + Z - I

2. K x Y + I - Z

3. K + Y x I - Z

4. Z - I x Y + K

11. In an Exhibition seven cars of different companies - Cadillac, Ambassador, Fiat, Maruti,
Mercedes, Bedford and Fargo are standing facing to east in the following order :

Cadillac is next to right of Fargo.Fargo is fourth to the right of Fiat.Maruti car is between
Ambassador and Bedford.Fiat which is third to the left of Ambassador, is at one end.Which one
of the following is the correct position of Mercedes ?

1. Fourth to the right of Maruti.

2. Next to the left of Cadillac

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3. Between Bedford and Fargo

4. Next to the left of Bedford

12.In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question
mark.Safe : Secure :: Protect : ?

1. Sure

2. Guard

3. Lock

4. Conserve

13.In each of the following questions, arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence and
thus find the correct answer from alternatives.Arrange the words given below in a meaningful
sequence.

1. Key 2. Door 3. Lock 4. Room 5. Switch on

1. 5, 1, 2, 4, 3

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2. 4, 2, 1, 5, 3

3. 1, 2, 3, 5, 4

4. 1, 3, 2, 4, 5

14.A's son B is married with C whose sister D is married to E the brother of B. How D is related
to A?

1. Daughter's-in-law

2. Sister-in-law

3. Cousin

4. Sister

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