# NIACL Assistant Prelims 2018 Exam Questions September 8 – All Shift

### NIACL Assistant 2018 Prelims – 8 September

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Missing Number Series:

1. 4 8 24 96 ? 2880
2. 54 58 49 65 ? 76
3. 6 5 7 12.5 ? 69.5
4. 13 19 31 55 103 ?
5. 18 48 73 94 112 ?
6. 18 25 46 81 ? 193
7. 5 69 118 154 179 ?
8. 7920 1320 264 66 ? 11
9. 19 55 163 487 1459 ?
10. 7 15 39 87 167 ?

Wrong Number Series:
1. 4000 2500 1000 500 250 125 62.5
2. 60 64 65 74 90 115 151
3. 40 26 20 30 60 150

Miscellaneous:
1. The age of the brother 8 years ago and the present age of sister is in the ratio of 18:11 and the sum of the ages is 74. What is the age of the brother?
2. In a jar, there is x liter mixture of milk and water in a ratio of 4:3. 10 litre water is added then water becomes 22 times of the mixture? What is the value of x?
3. The downstream speed of a boat is 7 more than the upstream speed and speed of the boat is 7 times the speed of the stream. How much time is taken by the boat to cover a distance of 120km downstream?
4. Two car start from the same point but in opposite direction having speed 31.5 km/h and 42.5 km/h respectively. Find the time by which distance between them will be 592 km?
5. A is 30 and B is 20% more than A and C is 25% more than B then ABC got 30,36,45 respectively then find the value of B and C?

English:
Synonyms/Antonyms:
1. Which is the most opposite word for ‘Approach’?
2. What is the synonym of ‘Rigorous’?
3. What is the antonym of the word ‘Heinous’?
4. What is the antonym word for ‘Exposed’?
5. What is the synonym of ‘Fancy’?
6. What is the meaning of the word ‘Rigid’?
7. What is the meaning of the word ‘Laborious’?

1. In a certain town, there lived a Brahmin who denounced all luxuries of life. His name was Drona, and he did not wear fine clothes, or use perfumes, or practice any lavish means. He followed rigorous practices of worship even during cold, hot and rainy seasons. Due to this, his body had become lean and weak. His hair and nails also grew long due to his absence of maintaining them. One of his devotees gifted him with a pair of calves. He took great care of the calves and fed them properly. In due time, they grew enviable fat. One day, a thief noticed the calves and thought, “I shall steal these fat calves from him.”

He planned and returned with a rope to steal the calves in night. On his way, he met a demon with a very hideous appearance. The thief was frightened on seeing him and asked, “Who are you?” The demon replied, “I am a demon. I always speak the truth and hate liars. Introduce yourself!” The thief confessed, “I am a thief and I am on my way to steal two calves from a devoted Brahmin”.

The demon and the thief struck a friendship as they were both truthful to each other, and they planned that the demon can eat the Brahmin, and the thief can steal the calves. Their works will be accomplished in the same place, so they went together. The slipped inside the Brahmin’s home and hide themselves. They waited for the Brahmin to fall asleep, when they would get the opportunity to accomplish their works.

As soon as the Brahmin fell asleep, the demon came out of hiding and readied his teeth and nails to eat him. Fearing that his purpose will be defeated if the Brahmin wakes up when the demon goes to eat him, he asked the demon to wait till he tied the calves with his rope and left. But the demon disagreed, that if the calves started moo-ing when the thief was stealing them, the Brahmin may escape upon waking up, and his purpose will get defeated. They got into an argument due to this, and the noise of their argument woke the Brahmin up.

The thief complained to the Brahmin that the demon was planning of eating him up. On this, the demon also complained to the Brahmin that the thief was planning to steal the calves from him. The Brahmin at once started praying chants. Hearing this, the demon ran off. Then the Brahmin took out a stick and chased away the thief.

2. A long time ago in a small Italian town there was a small business owner who owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a old, unattractive man that just so happened to fancy the small business owner’s attractive daughter.

The Loan-shark decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely clear the debt and wipe clean the financial burden the man owed him. However… there was a catch. He we would only clear the debt if he could marry the businessman’s beautiful young daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust from the business man and his daughter.

The loan-shark cunningly said with a smirk on his face, he would simply place two pebbles into a bag, one pebble white and one black.

The loan-shark continued to explain that the daughter would have to reach into a bag and pick out one of the two pebbles. If the pebble was black, the debt would be wiped and the loan-shark would then marry the girl. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark and have her freedom.

Standing on a pebble strewn path in front of the businessman’s house, the loan-shark bent down and quickly picked up two pebbles. While he was quickly picking them up, the daughter paid close attention and noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and slipped them both into the bag. He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one, with a sly grin on his face.

The daughter, according to the agreement, had only three choices as to what she could have done:She could simply refuse to pick a pebble from the bag. Take both pebbles out of the bag exposing the loan-shark for cheating. Or pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

The girl drew a pebble from the bag…. Before looking at it or revealing its identity she ‘accidentally’ dropped it onto the path among the other pebbles. She then cleverly said to the loan-shark…“Oh my, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the pebble that remains, we will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

The pebble that remained in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark could not afford to be exposed, he had to unwillingly play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white. He therefore unwillingly cleared her father’s debt.

Cloze Test:

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.