FCI Main Exam Mini Test

Question 1

What is the theme of the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives?

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The International Day of Cooperatives observed every year on the first Saturday of July (since 1923) to increase awareness of cooperatives.

2019 theme: COOPS 4 DECENT WORK

According to a recent estimate, cooperatives around the world employ or are the main source of income for more than 279 million people—almost 10% of humanity’s total working population.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Important Dates

Question 2

In July 2019, the legendary batsman Shoaib Malik confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket (ODI). He belonged to which country?

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Correct Answer

Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket (ODI).

He had admitted last year that he intended to quit one-day cricket after the 2019 World Cup.

He will continue to play the Twenty20 format, but he admitted it was an emotional moment to call time on his ODI career.

He appeared in 287 one-day internationals and scored 7,534 runs with nine hundred.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Sports

Question 3

Who has been appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs?

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Correct Answer

Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup (1986-batch officer-Indian Foreign Service) has been appointed as Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry,

His appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2019.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) was a ministry of the Government of India, dedicated to all matters relating to the Indian diaspora around the world

The MOIA was merged with the Ministry of External Affairs on 7th January 2016.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: National Appointments

Question 4

Which of the following ministries has launched the Phase-2 of the Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy (DBT 2.0)?

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The Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Shri D. Sadananda Gowda has launched the Phase-2 of the Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy (DBT 2.0).

Under Phase-II (DBT 2.0), three new initiatives have been launched:

DBT Dashboards: with details of fertiliser supply, availability and requirement at national, state and district level

PoS 3.0 Software: The Multi-lingual facility would provide Aadhar virtual ID option for registration, login and sale activity in DBT software.

Desktop PoS Version: Retailers with laptops and computer systems can use high-speed broadband service for fertilizer sales.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: National Affairs

Question 5

Which country has become the 5th country in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Southeast Asia region to eliminate measles?

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Sri Lanka has become the fifth country in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Southeast Asia region to eliminate measles.

The other countries in the region which have achieved this feat are Bhutan, Maldives, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste.

WHO recommends immunisation for all children with two doses of measles vaccine, either alone, or in a measles-rubella (MR) or measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) combination.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: International Affairs

Question 6

Direction: In the following question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all four parts are correct, mark (E), i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.

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Ghani proposed a seize fire and a release of prisoners as (A)/ part of a range of options including new elections, (B)/ involving the terrorists, and a constitutional reviews as (C)/ part of a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that lasted (D)/ year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 Afghan civilians.

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Only Part B is correct.
Part A is wrong because, ‘seize’, although a legitimate word, is not the correct word that needs to be used here. The correct word is ‘cease’. ‘Ceasefire’ is a temporary suspension of fighting; a truce.
Part C is wrong because, once we have used the article ‘a’ everything needs to be singular. So ‘reviews’ is wrong. We must use ‘review.’
Part D is wrong because, we can’t use ‘lasted’ here. If we continue reading the sentence into the ‘Part E’ we will find that the connection between D and E is not correct. It is because of the word ‘lasted.’ Lasted is used to mean ‘duration’ of something. Here it doesn’t make sense. The correct word is ‘last’ which combines well with ‘year’ to mean ‘last year.’
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Error Spotting

Question 7

Direction: In the following question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all four parts are correct, mark (E), i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.

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The United Nation’s mission (A)/ in Afghanistan welcomed the offering (B)/ and said it strongly supports (C)/ the vision for peace throughout (D)/ intra-Afghan dialogue.

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Only Part C is correct.
Part A is wrong because ‘United Nations Mission’ is the name of an institution. There is no need to use an ‘apostrophe.’ Also it doesn’t make sense, when we say ‘United Nation’s mission welcomed.’ A mission can’t welcome or denounce anything.
Part B is wrong because the word ‘offering’ used in this part of the sentence is wrong. Offering has a completely different meaning. It means ‘a thing offered, especially as a gift or contribution.’ But what we are focussing on in here is an ‘offer’ a peace keeping offer.
Part D is wrong because, peace is achieved ‘through’ dialogue, not ‘throughout’ dialogue. ‘Throughout’ means ‘from beginning to end of an event or period of time.’
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Error Spotting

Question 8

Direction: In the following question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all four parts are correct, mark (E), i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.

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One of the most successful wildlife (A)/ conservation venture ‘Project Tiger’ (B)/ which was initiated away back in 1972, (C)/ has not only contributed on the conservation (D)/ of tigers but also of the entire ecosystem.

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Only Part A is correct.
Part B is wrong because, we must use ‘ventures’ here. After ‘one of the’, we must always use a plural noun.
Part C is wrong because, the correct phrase is ‘way back’ which means ‘long ago.’
Part D is wrong because, ‘to’ must be used after words like ‘contribute.’ We can’t use ‘on.’
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Error Spotting

Question 9

Direction: In the following question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all four parts are correct, mark (E), i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.

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If you wish to success, (A)/ you should use persistency (B)/ as your good friend, experience in your (C)/ reference, prudence as your brother (D)/ and hope as your sentry.

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Only option D is correct.
‘Success’ is a noun. But here we can’t use this form. We must use the verb form. So, option A is wrong
B is wrong because the correct word is ‘persistence.’ It means ‘the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.’
C is wrong because in all other parts of the sentence we can see a pattern or flow of writing the sentence. The idea is to consider various attributes as a friend or reference or brother etc. Here, ‘in your reference’ is wrong in this flow. It should be ‘as your reference.’
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Error Spotting

Question 10

Direction: In the following question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all four parts are correct, mark (E), i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.

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The individual ego is only possible as opposed (A)/ to a non-ego, to a world of the senses; (B)/ thus God, the infinite will, manifests (C)/ himself in the individual, and the individual (D)/ has over against him the non-ego or thing.

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The sentence is correct. There is no error in any part of the sentence. It is a complex sentence but the punctuation marks make the sentence very clear. Hence, the correct option is E.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Error Spotting

Question 11

The batting average of a cricket player for 40 innings is 52 runs. His highest score exceeds his lowest score by 164 runs. If these two innings are excluded, the average of the remaining 38 innings is 49 runs. The lowest score of player is how much?

Solution:

 

Correct Answer

Total score in 40 innings = (40*52) = 2080
Let highest inning be x and lowest inning be y
total score of 38 innings (excluding highest and lowest) = 38*49= 1862
As per statement:
x + y + 1862 = 2080
x + y = 218
x – y = 164 (given)
Solving :
x = 191
y = 27 (lowest score)
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Average

Question 12

A water tank has three tap: A, B and C. A fills 8 buckets in 24 min, B fills 16 buckets in 1 hr and C fills 4 buckets 20 min. If all the taps are opened together, a full tank is emptied in 2 hr. If a bucket contains 5 L water, what is the capacity of the tank?

Solution:

 

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 The capacity of the bucket is 5 litres

So, tap A fills 40 litres water in 24 min.

Tap B fills 80 litres water in 60 min and tap C fills 20 litres water in 20 min

Hence work done by all the taps together in 2 hours =

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Pipes and Cistern

Question 13

Amit, Bhaskar and Chetan are three partners in a business. Their capitals are, respectively, Rs.4000, Rs. 8000 and Rs. 6000. Amit gets 20% of the total profit for managing the business. The remaining profit is divided among the three in the ratio of their capitals. At the end of year, the profit of Amit is Rs. 2200 less than the sum of the profits of Bhaskar and Chetan. How much profit Chetan will get?

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Correct Answer

Here, we can see that the capitals of Amit, Bhaskar and Chetan are in the ratio 2: 4: 3 respectively.
Let the total profit be x.
By conditions,0.8x * 7/9 – [0.8x * 2/9 + 0.2x] =2200
X = 9000
Chetan’s share in the profit
=
Hence, option C. is correct.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Partnerships

Question 14

A can contains 200 litres of pure milk. 20 litres was taken out and replaced by water. How many times more this procedure should be done for the can to contain 145.8 litres of milk?

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Final milk in the vessel = (200-20/200)n * 200
0.9n (200) =145.8
n=3
Since the process is already done once, so the process to be done more times is 2 times
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Mixtures & Alligation

Question 15

Speed of boat in still water is x km/hr and the speed of the stream is y km/hr. It can cover 52 km downstream and 35 km upstream in 9 hours. Find the value of y if the boat can cover 63 km upstream and 78 km downstream in 15 hours

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Correct Answer

Downstream speed of boat = x+y kmph
Upstream speed of boat = x – y kmph
According to the question,
=
Let and
So the equation becomes,
52a+35b=9
52a=9-35b
a=
Also given that
=
So, 78a + 63y=15
=
702-2730b+3276b=780
546b=78
b=
a=
So, x + y = 13 and x – y = 7
So, x = 10 and y = 3
So, the value of y = 3 kmphSo option (e) is the correct answer.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Boats and Streams

Question 16

Direction: Read the information carefully and give the answer of the following questions.

L, N, P, R, M, Q, T and Y are the members of a committee sitting around a circular table but not facing the Centre. Each member has a different zodiac sign, viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, Pisces and Scorpio, but not necessarily in the same order.

T sits third to the right of P. The one whose sun-sign is Leo sits second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N. The one whose sun-sign is Aries sits second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo. Neither Q nor L is the immediate neighbor of N. Q sits fourth to the left of L. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.

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Which of the following is N’s sun-sign?

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Correct Answer

1.T is third to the right of P.
2. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L.
3. Leo is second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA.
4. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo.
5. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer.
6. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.
7. Q is fourth to the left of L.
8. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries.
9. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N.
10. The one whose sun-sign is Aries is second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini.
N’s sun-sign is Scorpio.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Circular Arrangement

Question 17

Direction: Read the information carefully and give the answer of the following questions.

L, N, P, R, M, Q, T and Y are the members of a committee sitting around a circular table but not facing the Centre. Each member has a different zodiac sign, viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, Pisces and Scorpio, but not necessarily in the same order.

T sits third to the right of P. The one whose sun-sign is Leo sits second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N. The one whose sun-sign is Aries sits second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo. Neither Q nor L is the immediate neighbor of N. Q sits fourth to the left of L. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.

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Who sits third to the right of L?

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M sits third to the right of L.
1.T is third to the right of P.
2. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L.
3. Leo is second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA.
4. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo.
5. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer.
6. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.
7. Q is fourth to the left of L.
8. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries.
9. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N.
10. The one whose sun-sign is Aries is second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini.
N’s sun-sign is Scorpio.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Circular Arrangement

Question 18

Direction: Read the information carefully and give the answer of the following questions.

L, N, P, R, M, Q, T and Y are the members of a committee sitting around a circular table but not facing the Centre. Each member has a different zodiac sign, viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, Pisces and Scorpio, but not necessarily in the same order.

T sits third to the right of P. The one whose sun-sign is Leo sits second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N. The one whose sun-sign is Aries sits second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo. Neither Q nor L is the immediate neighbor of N. Q sits fourth to the left of L. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.

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What is Y’s position with respect to Q?

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Y sits third to the right of Q.
1.T is third to the right of P.
2. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L.
3. Leo is second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA.
4. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo.
5. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer.
6. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.
7. Q is fourth to the left of L.
8. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries.
9. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N.
10. The one whose sun-sign is Aries is second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini.
N’s sun-sign is Scorpio.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Circular Arrangement

Question 19

Direction: Read the information carefully and give the answer of the following questions.

L, N, P, R, M, Q, T and Y are the members of a committee sitting around a circular table but not facing the Centre. Each member has a different zodiac sign, viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, Pisces and Scorpio, but not necessarily in the same order.

T sits third to the right of P. The one whose sun-sign is Leo sits second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N. The one whose sun-sign is Aries sits second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo. Neither Q nor L is the immediate neighbor of N. Q sits fourth to the left of L. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.

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How many persons are there between P and N, when counted from anticlockwise?

Solution:

 

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There are three persons between P and N, when counted from anticlockwise i.e. R, Q and M.
1.T is third to the right of P.
2. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L.
3. Leo is second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA.
4. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo.
5. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer.
6. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.
7. Q is fourth to the left of L.
8. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries.
9. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N.
10. The one whose sun-sign is Aries is second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini.
N’s sun-sign is Scorpio.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Circular Arrangement

Question 20

Direction: Read the information carefully and give the answer of the following questions.

L, N, P, R, M, Q, T and Y are the members of a committee sitting around a circular table but not facing the Centre. Each member has a different zodiac sign, viz. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, Pisces and Scorpio, but not necessarily in the same order.

T sits third to the right of P. The one whose sun-sign is Leo sits second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N. The one whose sun-sign is Aries sits second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo. Neither Q nor L is the immediate neighbor of N. Q sits fourth to the left of L. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.

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Which of the following combination is true?

Solution:

 

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M’s sun-sign is Cancer and P’s sun-sign is Gemini. So, first two options are not true. But N’s sun-sign is Scorpio which s true.
1.T is third to the right of P.
2. Y’s sun-sign is Libra and is sitting exactly between P and L.
3. Leo is second to the left of the one whose sun-sign is LibrA.
4. P sits third to the left of the person whose sun-sign is Virgo.
5. The person whose sun-sign is Leo is sitting second to the right of the person whose sign is Cancer.
6. R’s sun-sign is Leo and is not an immediate neighbor of N.
7. Q is fourth to the left of L.
8. N’s sun-sign is neither Cancer nor Aries.
9. The one whose sun-sign is Pisces sits second to the right of N.
10. The one whose sun-sign is Aries is second to the right of the person whose sun-sign is Gemini.
N’s sun-sign is Scorpio.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Circular Arrangement

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