# (Paper) RRB Kolkata: Commercial Apprentice Exam Paper - 2009 (Reasoning, English, Math & Physics)

## (Paper) RRB Kolkata: Commercial Apprentice Exam Paper - 2009 (Reasoning, English, Math & Physics)

## Reasoning

**Directions—(Q. 1-5)**

Facing towards centre, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H
are sitting in a circle.

F is third from B’s right which is third from
H’s right.

A is third from H’s left C is fourth from A’s
left

E is third from D’s right, Which is not A’s
neighbour.

**1. In which of the following pairs, second
one is immediately right to the first one ?
**(A)FA

(B) GB

(C)BE

(D) None of these

**2. Who is second to the D’s left?
**(A)A

(B)G

(C)DG

(D) Data insufficient

**3. Who is third to the G’s left?
**(A)F

(B)C

(C)H

(D)D

**4.Who is fourth to the C’s left?
**(A)A

(B)E

(C)F

(D) Data insufficient

**5. What is the place of ‘B’ with reference
to D ?
**(I) Fourth-Right

(II)Fourth-Left

(III)Fifth-Left

(IV)Fifth-Right

(A) Only I

(B) Only I and II

(C) Only II

(D) Only Ill and IV

## English language

**Directions—(Q 6-8) Which of the following
is correctly spelt?
6.
**(A)Appologise

(B) Apologise

(C)Appalogise

(D) Apollogise

**7.
**(A) Destinguishably

(B) Distenguishably

(C) Distinguishably

(D) Disifinguishably

**8.
**(A) Assignment

(B) Asignment

(C) Assignmant

(D) Acinement

**Directions—(Q. 9 and 10) Choose the one
which best expresses the same sentence in
lndirect/Direct Speech
9. I don’t know the way. Do you ? he asked—
**(A) He asked me if I knew the way which he
didn’t.

(B) He said that he didn’t know the way and asked me I did.

(C) He told that he was not knowing the way, but wondered if knew.

(D) He said that he didn’t know the way and did I know it.

10. Animals which feed on grass are called —

(A) Cannibals

(B) Omnivorous

(C) Herbivorous

(D) Carnivorous

**Directions—(Q. 11—15) Choose the one which
best expresses the meaning of the given capital.
**11. CONSEQUENCE

(A)Result

(B) End

(C)Proof

(D) Conclusion

**12. DISCLOSE
**(A) Express

(B) Reveal

(C)Report

(D) Blackmail

**13.ASSURANCE
**(A) Suspicion

(B) Promise

(C) Suggestion

(D) Blackmail

**14. ACCESS
**(A) Entry

(B) Permission

(C) Nearness

(D) Exit

**7. ANXIOUS
**(A) Serious

(B) Eager

(C) Worried

(D) Forced

## Math & Physics

**16. 1 kg mass has a potential energy of 1
joule relative to the ground when it is at a
height of?
**(A) 0.102 m

(B) 1 m

(C)9.8m

(D) 32m

**17. A particle moves in a circle of radius
r. In half the period of revolution, its
displacement ,distance covered are—
**(A) 2r,?r

(B) r?2, ?r

(C) 2?,?r

(D)r,?r

**18. A fort has provisions for 80 days. If
after 15 days 500 men strengthen them and the
food lasts 40 days thereafter, how many men were
there in the fort?
**(A)3,500

(8) 4,000

(C)6,000

(D) 10,000

**19. The ratio of marks obtained by Vinod
and Vasu is 6: 5. If the combined average of
their percentage is 68.75 and their sum of the
marks is 275, the total marks for which exam was
conducted is?
**(A) 150

(B) 200

(C) 400

(D) 500

**20. A zookeeper counted the heads of the
animals in a zoo and found it to be 80. When he
counted the legs of the animals he found it to
be 260. If the zoo had either pigeons or horses,
how many horses were there in the zoo?
**(A)40

(B) 30

(C)50

(D) 60

**21. A Railway halt ticket costs half the
full fare and the reservation charge is the same
on half ticket on full ticket. One reserved
first class ticket from Chennai to Trivandrum
costs Rs, 216 and one full reserved and one-half
reserved first class tickets cost As. 327. What
is the basic first class full fare and what is
the reservation charge?
**(A) Rs 105 and Rs.6

(B) As. 216 and Rs. 12

(C) Rs. 210 and Rs. 12

(D) Rs 210and Rs.6

**22. If each child is given 10 sweets,
there are 3 sweets left over. But if each is
given 11, then the number of sweet is 4 less.
Find the number of sweets—
**(A)37

(B) 73

(C)75

(D) 57

**23. The product of the digits of a two
digit number is 24. If its unit’s exceeds twice
its ten’s digit by 2, find the number?
**(A) 46

(B) 64

(C) 38

(D) 21

**24. The number of triangles possible in a
regular octagon is?
**(A)326

(B) 120

(C)56

(D) 28

**25. A stairway 10 ft high is such that
each step accounts for half a foot upward and
one foot forward. What distance will an ant
travel if it starts from ground level to reach
the lop of the stairway?
**(A)30 ft.

(B) 33ft.

(C)10 ft.

(D) 29ft.

**26. If the sum of the interior angles of a
regular polygon measures up to 1440 degrees, how
many sides does the polygon have?
**(A)10

(B) 8

(C)12

(D) 9

**27. If the diagonal and the area of a
rectangle are 25 m and 168 vu what is the length
of the rectangle?
**(A)17m

(B) 31m

(C)12m

(D) 24m

**28. A force F is applied on a square plate
of side L. If the percentage error in the
determination of L is 2% and that of F is 4%,
the maximum permissible error in
pressure is?
**(A)2%

(B) 4%

(C)6%

(D) 8%

**29. Two forces, equal in magnitude, have a
resultant with its magnitude equal to either.
The angle between them is?
**(A)45°

(B) 60°

(C)90°

(D) 120°

**30. A trader increases the cost of an
article by 10% and gives 5% discount. Find his
profit or loss
**(A) 10% profit

(B) 10% loss

(C) 4.5% loss

(D) 4.5% profit

**31. A student secured 210 marks in an
examination and failed by 21 marks. If the pass
marks are 33%
find the maximum marks—
**(A)700

(B) 610

(C)800

(D) 720

**32. If simple interest on Rs. 600 for 4
years and on Rs. 600 for 2 years, combined
together is Rs. 180, find the rate of interest?
**(A) 5.5%

(B) 5%

(C) 6%

(D) 4%

**33. A group of labour wished to complete
the work in 25 days. But 10 labourers did not
turn-up and the work got completed in 35 days.
Find the approximate number of labourers in the
beginning?
**(A)30

(B) 25

(C)35

(D) 20

**34. A clock shows 6 hrs. 40 min. What time
will the plane mirror, kept before it, show?
**(A) 3:20 hrs.

(B) 6:20 hrs.

(C) 4:20 hrs

(D) 9:20 hrs

**35. In a party 15 people shake their hands
with each other. How many times did the
hand-shake take place?
**(A) 165

(B) 120

(C) 135

(D) 105

**36. A is father of B, who is sister of C,
but C is neither B’s sister, nor A’s daughter. D
is mother of B and C, how C is related to D?
**(A) Nephew

(B) Son

(C)Niece

(D) Daughter

**37. The selling price of a pen is Rs.16.
If the shopkeeper bears the per cent loss equal
to its cost price find out its cost price?
**(A)Rs. 20

(B) Rs. 25

(C)Rs.35

(D) Rs.30

**38. A train 160 m long crosses 160 m long
platform in 16 seconds.The speed of the train
is?
**(A)72 km/h

(B) 75 km/h

(C)45 km/h

(D) 60 km/h

**39. In a class of 30 students and 2
teachers, the students got sweets worth 20% of
the total number of students and teacher got
sweets worth 30% of the total number of
students.
Find the total quantity of the sweets
**(A)208

(B) 178

(C)188

(D) None of these

**40. A man takes 8 minutes to type a page.
If 1710 pages are to be typed in the afternoon
between 1 O’clock to 2 O’ clock, how many men
are required ?
**(A)249

(B) 221

(C)256

(D) None of these

**
Answers**

**1:D 2:A 3:B 4:A 5:B 6:B 7:C 8:A
9:B 10:C 11:A 12:B 13:B 14:A 15:B 16:A
17:A 18:B 19:B 20:C 21:D 22::B 23:C 24:C
25:D 26:A 27:D 28:D 29:D 30:D 31:A 32:B
33:C 34:A 35:D 36:B 37:A 38:A 39:D 40:D
228 persons **