Overview

Computer based National Entrance test (TISS-NET) was held on January 10, 2015, from 2pm to 3.40 pm in 39 centres located in different parts of the country. The test, as declared, was an objective type test with no negative marking.

The test had questions related to General Knowledge; Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and English Proficiency.

Total questions – 95

Maximum Marks – 100 (There were five questions based on RC that carried a weightage of 2 marks each.)

Time allotted – 1 hour 40 minutes

Section I               General Awareness                                                        30 questions (30 marks)

Section II             Mathematics and Logical Reasoning                        35 questions (35 marks)

Section III            English Proficiency                                                           30 questions (35 marks)

The window was exactly a CAT Paper style where any of the three sections could be attempted.

  1. The general awareness section had 30 questions based on various categories: the topics were recent sports, sports personalities, sports terms, records, medals won. a few were based on the arts ,paintings and cave paintings. There were quite a few questions on History related to civilizations, French revolution, American Revolution, Oscar /Academy awards etc.

As this will be the demarcating factor, so anybody with a good knowledge of History or those who are interested and are regular in reading about sports will surely score well.

Sports

8-9

Books and authors /movies

2-3

History

10

Dance forms

2

Dams/projects

2

Awards

2

Arts

2

  1. The second section was of Mathematical Reasoning that contained questions based on Speed time distance, ratio and proportion, probability, odd one out in the series; complete the series, set theory, geometry, etc. The questions were very easy to moderate difficulty level. Rather average, so anyone good at applying logic, quick at mental calculations, ready with a few formulae of Geometry will get most of the questions correct.
  2. The English Proficiency questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level, a few seemingly easy but confusing.

There were sets of 5 questions each

  • Analogies
  • Contextual usage of words
  • Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension

Overall the sections were Easy and a genuine attempts of approximate 65 questions with an accuracy of 85 % will be good.

As there was no negative marking , no question should be left unanswered.


General Awareness
Question 1
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Who was the author of the book ‘Indica’?

Solution:

Megasthenes


Question 2
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Which is a replica of ‘Taj Mahal’ ‘Humayun Tomb’ ‘Bibi ka maqbara’

Solution:

‘Bibi ka maqbara’


Question 3
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What did the French Revolution bring about?

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Question 4
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What kind of paintings does Ajanta Caves depict?

Solution:

Cultural


Question 5
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Which dance form is Teja Bai connected to _________

Solution:

Pandavani


Question 6
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Mary Kom has won gold medal in which games?

Solution:

Boxing


Question 7
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Begaum Hazrat Mahal was popular for ________

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Question 8
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How many gold medals did the Indian Hockey Field Team win in Olympics?

Solution:

26


Question 9
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Anju Bobby George is related to which game?

Solution:

Long Jump


Question 10
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The record of 100m sprint in Olympics is?

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Question 11
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Which movie got the highest number of Academy Awards?

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Question 12
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The book ‘High society woman’ was written by ________

Solution:

Ben Elton


Question 13
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‘The Courtesan’ was a name given to the painting of ___________

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Question 14
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Aegean Bronze Age was in which civilization?

Solution:

Bronze Age


Question 15
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In which battle were the Romans not a part of _____________

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Question 16
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What incident brought the U.S. into the world War II?

Solution:

Attack on Pearl Harbour


Question 17
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What was constituted in the Bombay Plan?

Solution:

a fifteen year investment plan for India.


Question 18
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Martin Luther King brought about which of the following?

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Question 19
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Forsbey Flop is related to which game?

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High Jump


Question 20
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The dance form Chawda is from which state?

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Question 21
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Badminton Champion K-Shrikanth defeated which of the following?

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Which Indian President helped in the Irish Independence war?

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Mathematics & Logical Reasoning
Question 31
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Find the odd one out

(a) 2          (b) 4       (c) 8       (d) 16

Solution:

Ans(a); 4, 8 and 16 are divisible by 4 but 2 is not.


Question 32
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Find the odd one out

(a) 30        (b) 36    (c) 77     (d) 81

Solution:

Ans(c); 30, 36 and 81 are multiples of 3 but 77 is not.


Question 33
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Find the odd one out

(a) 10     (b) 15    (c) 25     (d) 35

Solution:

Ans.(a); 15, 25 and 35 are odd multiples of 5 while 10 is an even multiple of 5. Hence, 10 is the odd one.


Question 34
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Find the odd one out

(a) 147  (b) 199  (c) 259   (d) 325

Solution:

Ans.(d); 147 = 122 + 3, 199 = 142 + 3, 259 = 162 + 3, 325 = 182 + 1


Question 35
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Find the odd one out

(a) 1727                (b) 2196                (c) 2743                (d) 3376

Solution:

(d); 1727 = 123 – 1, 2196 = 133 – 1, 2743 = 143 – 1, 3376 = 153 + 1


Question 36
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Using the digits 1,2,4 and 5 how many numbers divisible by 15 can be formed, if the repetition of digits is not allowed?

(a) 4       (b) 6       (c) 12     (d) 24 

Solution:

Unit digit should be 5

\ Number of ways= 3 x 2 x 1 x 1

= 6 Ans (b)


Question 37
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I kept Rs. 100 in Bank A on Simple Interest and Rs. 100 in Bank B on compound Interest after 3 years. Which Bank will give a larger amount

  1. Cannot  say
  2. Bank A
  3. Both will be equal
  4. Bank B

Solution:

Compound Interest will be more after 3 year than Simple Interest. So Bank b will give more amount.


Question 38
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A 6 meter high pole had a 10m long shadow, at a point of day. A nearby tower, at the same time, had a 30 m long shadow. What is the height of the pole?

Solution:

Triangle ABC triangle PQR are similar triangles

So

AB/PQ = BC/QR

6/x = 10/30

x = 18m


Question 39
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A rectangular field had an area of 20 sq.m. Its perimeter is 18 meters. What is the length of its longer side.

Solution:

l x b = 20 …………….(I)

2(l + b) = 18 ………..(II)

From I and II

l2 – 9l + 20 = 0

l = 5m, b = 4m


Question 40
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There were 90 students who participated in the talent search exam for mathematics and science conducted over two day. If there were 40 students who appeared in both the exam. Give the total number of seats occupied over the two days.

  1. 130
  2. 140
  3. 65
  4. 90

Solution:

A U B = A + B – A (intersection) B

90 = A + B – 40

130 = A + B


Question 41
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If all trees were flowering plants and all flowers had fragrances

  1. Some flowers had fragrances
  2. Some flowering plants are trees
  3. Some flowers are not trees

None of the above follows.

Solution:

(d)


Question 42
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There were 45 households in a town that had television sets. And 35 households in the town had Air conditioners. If 15 households had both TV Sets and AC. Then calculate the number of households that had only TV and only AC

Solution:

a + 15 = 45 => a = 30 (only TV)

b + 15 = 35 => b = 20 (only AC)


Question 43
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3 boys and 3 digits are to be seated in a row. Find the probability that no two boys or two girls seat together?

Solution:

Total number of ways to arrange six people in a straight line = 6!

Number of ways in which they sit

alternately = 3 ! x 3 ! x 2

Therefore Required probability = 3! x 3! x 2 / 6! = 1/10


Question 44
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The amount with Amar, Akbar and Anthony is in the ratio 2 : 3 : 7. What is the amount with Akbar, if Anthony has Rs. 15 more than Amar?

Solution:

Ans. Rs. 9


Question 45
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In a game there are three boys and 3 girls. In how many ways can they be seated when no same gender can sit together?

Solution:

Three Boys can sit together in 3! ways

 

B1

 

B2

 

B3

 

 

B1

 

B2

 

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And then 3 girls in 3! X 2! ways    

So total no. of ways in which they can sit so that no same gender sit together is

3! X 3! X 2 ways

= 72 ways

 


Question 46
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A girl took 10 min. more in reaching her school. When she was traveling at 3/4th of her usual speed. Calculate the usual time at which she reach the school.

Solution:

Let the initial speed Be 4x and the reduced Be 3x

D1 = D2

4x x t = 3x x (t + 10)

4t = 3t + 30

T = 30 mins

Usually she reach school in 30 mins


Question 47
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In a circular pond of 20 ft. diameter. There were two frogs at the two ends A and C. Both were going towards a worm in the Northern part of the pond at point B. Calculate the angle ABC.

Solution:

Angle ABC will be 90° always (Angle in a semi circle)


Question 48
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Total measure of a regular polygon is 1440. Give the number of sides of the polygon.

Solution:

n – 2) x 180° = 1440

n – 2 = 8

n = 10

Hence, polygon has 10 sides


Question 49
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If 10 people take 10 days working 10 hours a day to complete the work. How many days will be required for 5 people working 5 hours a day.

Solution:

M1 R1 T1/W1 = M2 R2 T2/W2

10 x 10 x 10/1 = 5 x 5 x T2/1

T2 = 40 days


Question 50
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I met a few people in the college campus. I definitely met 30 people who were scientist. I also met 25 women including the women who won the women of science award. So altogether how many people I must have met.

  1. 30
  2. 54
  3. 56
  4. 25

Solution:

One woman who won the science award is among the 30 people who are scientist.
Total people = 29 + 24 + 1 = 54


Question 51
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On a simple interest rahul gets Rs. 800 after 3 years and gets Rs. 1000 after 5 years. So what was the initial amount.

Solution:

SI for 2 years = 1000 – 800

= Rs. 200

Simple Interest per year = Rs. 100

Simple interest for 3 years = Rs. 300

P = A – I

= 800 – 300

= Rs.  500


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Question 66
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Analogies
Doctor: patient

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Plant: seed

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Red : anger

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Clown: comedy

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A platoon of ants carried a dead cockroach ________ through the door, __________what should be done with corpses

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The students spent the whole night preparing for the assignment; this showed the__________ last minute _________________ of the University campus education.

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Question 73
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The painting depicts the peasant women

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The mother said to her daughter,” Do not _________me unless it is very urgent.”

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Question 75
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The ________________ she showed in her conduct made her stand apart from all.

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Subversion

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Timorous

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Bereft

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Para Jumbles

if you say, "Will you have the goodness, sir, to direct me to the railway terminus at Charing Cross," pronouncing all the vowels and consonants beautifully, he will not understand you. And will suspect you of being a beggar or a confidence trickster. But if you shout, "Please, Charing Cross, which way?" you will have no difficulty. Half a dozen people will immediately overwhelm you with directions. Even in private intercourse with cultivated people you must not speak too well. 

http://www.swisseduc.ch/english/readinglist/shaw_gb/transcript_english.html

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Question 82
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Para Jumbles

Grandfather was no shikari but as he knew the forest of the Siwalik hills better than most people, he was persuaded to accompany the party- it consisted of several Very Important Persons  from Delhi-to advise on the terrain and the direction the beaters should take once a tiger had been spotted.

 The camp itself was sumptuous there were seven large tents (one for each shikari,)a dining tent and a number of servants’tents.the dinner was very good ,as Grandfather admitted afterwards, it was not often that one saw hot water,plates,finger bowls and seven or eight courses, in a tent in the jungle! .

But that was how work was done in the days of Viceroys.

There were also some  fifteen elephants. Four of them with howdahs for the shikaris and the others especially trained for taking part in the beat.

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Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. I will come back to this presently, and I hope that by that time the meaning of what I have said here will have become clearer. Meanwhile, here are five specimens of the English language as it is now habitually written.

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English varies from place to place. It differs from region to region. And also they differ in dialects. Most people do not bother

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Para Jumbles
The topic of one para jumble was survival of Higher education

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Question 86

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The topic of the passage was ‘oppression of women; and confining them to the roles of the family. Their issues not being taken seriously by the powerful and those in power.

 

The questions based on the passage were inferential , such as,

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What does the author mean by the words ‘abuse of the women as women’?

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The topic of the passage was ‘oppression of women; and confining them to the roles of the family. Their issues not being taken seriously by the powerful and those in power.

 

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What is meant by the words ‘embedded in ‘ as used in the first paragraph?

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