L&T company careers interview Question papers 2014

Quantitative Aptitude questions :

L&T company careers interview  Question papers 2014

SECTION#1
1. A square garden has fourteen posts along each side at equal interval. Find how many
posts are there in all four sides:
(a) 56
(b) 52
(c) 44
(d) 60

2. Average age of students of an adult school is 40 years. 120 new students whose
average age is 32 years joined the school. As a result the average age is decreased by 4
years. Find the number of students of the school after joining of the new students:
(a) 1200
(b) 120
(c) 360
(d) 240

3. When Rs 250 added to 1/4th of a given amount of money makes it smaller than 1/3rd
of the given amount of money by Rs 100. What is the given amount of money?
(a) Rs 350
(b) Rs 600
(c) Rs 4200
(d) Rs 3600

4. Find the least number of candidates in an examination so that the percentage of
successful candidates should be 76.8%:
(a) 500
(b) 250
(c) 125
(d) 1000

5. The number of times a bucket of capacity 4 litres to be used to fill up a tank is less
than the number of times another bucket of capacity 3 litres used for the same purpose
by 4. What is the capacity of the tank?
(a) 360 litres
(b) 256 litres
(c) 48 litres
(d) 525 litres
6. Simplify:

7. A certain quantity of rice is spent daily for 30 students in a hostel. One day some
students were absent as a result, the quantity of rice has been spent in the ratio of 6 :
5. How many students were present on that day?
(a) 24
(b) 20
(c) 15
(d) 25

8. The ratio of daily wages of two workers is 4 : 3 an done gets daily Rs 9 more than the
other, what are their daily wages?
(a) Rs 32 and Rs 24
(b) Rs 60 and Rs 45
(c) Rs 80 and Rs 60
(d) Rs 36 and Rs 27

9. Find the ratio of purchase price and sell price if there is loss of 12 1/(2 )%
(a) 7 : 8
(b) 8 : 7
(c) 2 : 25
(d) 25 : 2

10. The simplified value of 1.2 + (1.2)2 + (1.2)3 is:
(a) 4.248
(b) 4.368
(c) 3.248
(d) 3.368

11. The rate of failure in an examination is 39.25%. Find the least number of total
candidates appeared in the examination.
(a) 500
(b) 400
(c) 125
(d) 260

12. Find H.C.F. of 3/5 , .36, .24
(a) .04
(b) 2
(c) .4
(d) None of the above

13. 0.8 portion of a tank is filled with water. If 25 litres of water is taken out from the
tank, 14 litres of excess water over the half filled up tank remains in it. Find the
capacity of the tank.
(a) 100 litres
(b) 130 litres
(c) 200 litres
(d) 150 litres

14. The ratio of ages of two persons is 4 : 7 and one is 30 years older than the other.
Find the sum of their ages.
(a) 210 years
(b) 110 years
(c) 90 years
(d) 140 years

15. The ratio of the age of a gentleman and his wife is 4 : 3. After 4 years this ratio will
be 9 : 7. If at the time of their marriage the ratio was 5 : 3, how many years ago they
were married?
(a) 10 years
(b) 8 years
(c) 12 years
(d) 15 years

16. Simplify:
(1.3*1.3*1.3­1)/(1.3*1.3+1.3+1)
(a) .3
(b) 31/3
(c) ..3
(d) 1

17. What sum of money is to be divided among 3 men in the ratio 3 : 4 : 5 so that the
third man receives Rs 10 only.
(a) Rs 56
(b) Rs 84
(c) Rs 120
(d) Rs 24

18. Sum of two numbers prime to each other is 20 and their L.C.M. is 99. What are the
numbers?
(a) 8 and 12
(b) 14 and 6
(c) 19 and 1
(d) 11 and 9

19. Find square root of 2.7
.(a) .5
(b) 5
(c) 11/3
(d) .3

20. Find the greatest of the four least common multiples of 3, 5 and 7.
(a) 1
(b) 420
(c) 315
(d) 105

21. Find the greatest number which on dividing 107 and 120 leaves remainders 5 and 1
respectively.
(a) 25
(b) 6
(c) 9
(d) 17

22. Express Rs 25 as percentage of Rs 75:
(a) 3%
(b) 30%
(c) ..3%
(d) 33.3%

23. 25% of X = 45% of Y. Then X : Y is:
(a) 5 : 9
(b) 3 : 5
(c) 5 : 3
(d) 9 : 5

25. If n is any positive odd integer greater than 1, the n(n2 – 1) is always divisible by:
(a) 7
(b) 5
(c) 24
(d) 15

26. The value of {(.87)3 + (.13)3 + .87 × .39}0.5 is:
(a) 0.6
(b) 1
(c) 0
(d) 3

27. A hawker purchased oranges at the rate of 4 oranges in a rupee, but he sells at the
rate of 5 oranges in a rupee. His loss is:
(a) 20%
(b) 25%
(c) 50%
(d) 100%

28. A businessman purchased 35 kg dal of Rs 525 and sells it at the rate of Rs 18 per
kg. Then the rate of profit or loss is:
(a) 20% profit
(b) 25% loss
(c) 25% profit
(d) 20% loss

29. The difference and the product of two numbers are 32 and 2145 respectively. Their
sum is:
(a) 89
(b) 98
(c) 78
(d) 87

30. The sum of two numbers is 45 and their product is 500. The G.C.M. of the numbers
is:
(a) 5
(b) 9
(c) 10
(d) 15

SECTION#2
1. Directions:The questions (a­h) are based on the following statements.
A) Seeta,Rajinder and Surinder are children of Mr. and Mrs. Maudgil
B) Renu,Raja and Sunil are children of Mr. and Mrs. Bhaskar
C) Sunil and Seeta are married and Ashok and Sanjay are their children
D) Geeta and Rakesh are children of Mr. and Mrs.Jain
E) Geeta is married to surinder and has three children named Rita,Sonu and Raju.

a). How is Rajinder related to Raju?
a)brother
b)uncle
c)brother in law
d)cousin
e)maternal uncle
b).How is Rajinder related to Ashok?
a)brother in law
b)father in law
c)cousin
d)uncle
e)maternal uncle
c).How is Rakesh related to surinder?
a)brother
b)cousin
c)uncle
d)maternal uncle
e)brother in law
d).How is rakesh related to raju?
a)brother
b)cousin
c)uncle
d)maternal uncle
e)brother in law
e).what is sanjay's surname?
a)bhaskar
b)jain
c)maudgil
d)surinder
e)none of these
f).Renu is sanjay's
a)sister
b)sister in law
c)cousin
d)niece
e)aunt
g). Raju's surname is
a)Jain
b)bhaskar
c)maudgil
d)surinder
e)none of these
h).Sunil and Rakesh are related as
a)brothers
b)cousins
c)uncle and cousin
d)brother in law
e)none of these
Directions to Solve
In each of the following questions, choose the correct mirror images of the given
image of the Fig.(X) from amongst the four alternatives (1), (2), (3) and (4) given
along with it

2. Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four
alternatives.
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

3. Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four
alternatives.
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

4. Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four
alternatives.
(X) (1) (2) (3) (4)
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

5. Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four
alternatives.
(X) (1) (2) (3) (4)
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

6. Choose the correct mirror image of the given figure (X) from amongst the four
alternatives.
(X) (1) (2) (3) (4)
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D.4

Directions to Solve
In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions
numbered I, II and III, You have to take the given statements to be true even if they
seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and
then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements
disregarding commonly known facts

7. Statements:
All fruits are vegetables. All pens are vegetables. All vegetables are rains.
Conclusions:
1. All fruits are rains.
2. All pens are rains.
3. Some rains are vegetables.
A. None follows
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow
E. All follow

8.. Statements: Some towels are brushes. No brush is soap. All soaps are rats.
Conclusions:
1. Some rats are brushes.
2. No rat is brush.
3. Some towels are soaps.
A. None follows
B. Only either I or II follows
C. Only II follows
D. Only I and III follow
E. None of these

9. Statements: Some pictures are frames. Some frames are idols. All idols are
curtains.
Conclusions:
1. Some curtains are pictures.
2. Some curtains are frames.
3. Some idols are frames.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D.All follow
E. None of these

10. Statements: Some hills are rivers. Some rivers are deserts. All deserts are roads.
Conclusions:
1. Some roads are rivers.
2. Some roads are hills.
3. Some deserts are hills.
A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only I and II follow
D. Only II and III follow
E. All follow

11. Statements: Some saints are balls. All balls are bats. Some tigers are balls.
Conclusions:
1. Some bats are tigers.
2. Some saints are bats.
3. All bats are balls.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II follows
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only III follows
E. None of these

12. Mr. X, a mathematician, defines a number as 'connected with 6 if it is divisible by 6
or if the sum of its digits is 6, or if 6 is one of the digits of the number. Other numbers
are all 'not connected with 6'. As per this definition, the number of integers from 1 to 60
(both inclusive) which are not connected with 6 is
A. 18
B. 22
C. 42
D. 43

13. Find the number which when added to itself 13 times, gives 112.
A. 7
B. 8
C. 9
D. 11

14. Aruna cut a cake into two halves and cuts one half into smaller pieces of equal size.
Each of the small pieces is twenty grams in weight. If she has seven pieces of the cake
in all with her, how heavy was the original cake ?
A. 120 grams
B. 140 grams
C. 240 grams
D. 280 grams
E. None of these

15. A total of 324 coins of 20 paise and 25 paise make a sum of Rs. 71. The number of
25­paise coins is
A. 120
B. 124
C. 144
D. 200

SECTION#3

Directions for Questions 1­3 : Choose the option which will correctly fill the blank.
1) I am writing to enquire _________the possibility of hiring a conference room at the
hotel on the 2nd of September.
A) Of
B) About
C) Into
D) After

2) _________ having her lunch, she stood ­ the tree and waited _______ him.
A) With, below, for
B) After, under, for
C) Inside, further, to
D) About, across, into

3) The microscopic animals are the primary food for larval cod and their decline has meant that fewer fish are making it to adulthood to be caught_________ trawler men.
A) In
B) Into
C) By
D) With

Directions for Questions 4­6 : Choose the word nearest in meaning to the word in
ITALICS from the given options.

4) The jacket is impervious to water.
A) Dirty
B) Pure
C) Impenetrable
D) Favourable

5) Chandler was chagrined with the continuous disruption of the power supply to his
home.
A) Delighted
B) Creation
C) Peeved
D) Security

6) The latest ordinance issued by the government has provided the bank with two
options.
A) Decision
B) Law
C) Opinion
D) Verdict

Directions for Questions 7­10: Choose the answer option which will correctly fill
the blank.
7)_________ great writer is convinced that whatever he says is not an echo or imitation
of what others have said.
A) An
B) The
C)A
D) No article required

8) ________ Reserve Bank of India directed banks to closely watch _______spending
through International Debit Cards.
A) A,the
B) The, the
C) The, a
D) ­\n, the

9) The officer received _____ official letter from _____ Ministry of IT in _____ Central
Government.
A) A, the, an
C) An, the, the
B) A, an, the
D) An, an, the

10) You CANNOT send out ______uneducated man into ______ world of technology and
expect him to perform.
A) An, an
B) A, an
C ) An, the
D) The, an

Directions for Questions 11­15:

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information
provided in the passage. Microprocessor is an electronic computer Central Processing
Unit (CPU) made from miniaturized transistors and other circuit elements on a single
semiconductor Integrated Circuit (IC). Before the advent of microprocessors, electronic
CPUs were made from individual small-scale Integrated Circuits containing the
equivalent of only a few transistors. By integrating the processor onto one or a very few
large-scale Integrated Circuit packages (containing the equivalent of thousands or millions of discrete transistors), the cost of processor power was greatly reduced. The
evolution of microprocessors has been known to follow Moore's Law when it comes to
steadily increasing performance over the years. This law suggests that the complexity of
an Integrated Circuit with respect to minimum component cost will double in about 18 months. From humble beginnings as the drivers for calculators, the continued increase in
power has led to the dominance of microprocessors over every other form of computer;
every system from the largest mainframes to the smallest handheld computers now
uses a microprocessor at their core. .As with many advances in technology, the microprocessor was an idea whose time had come. Three projects arguably delivered a
complete microprocessor at about the same time: Intel's 4004, Texas Instruments'
TMS1000, and Garrett Research's Central Air Data Computer. . A computer championship
is a variation of a microprocessor, which combines the microprocessor core (CPU),
some memory, and I/O (input/output) lines, all on one chip. The proper meaning of microcomputer is a computer using a (number of) microprocessor(s) as its CPU(s),
while the concept of the patent is somewhat more similar to a micro controller.

11) Which of the following descriptions would NOT fit a microprocessor?
A) Electronic computer
B) Central Processing Unit
C) Memory disk
D) A single integrated chip circuit.

12) Select the TRUE statement from the following.
A) Microprocessors and computers on a chip are variations of each other.
B) Integration of processing power on chips has made processing power cheaper.
C) Before microprocessors, CPUs were not made from individual small scale ICs.
D) A microprocessor circuit only has transistors in it.

13) Which of the following was NOT the first to develop a microprocessor?
A) Microsoft
B) Intel
C) Texas Instruments
D) Garret

14) According to the passage, which of these is NOT a use of microprocessors?
A) Drivers for calculators
B) Core for large mainframes
C) Advanced mobile phones
D) Used for small handheld computers

15) "A number of microprocessors at its CPU" is an apt description of a:
A) 11icro­controller
B) Micro­computer
C) Micro­processor
D) Micro­transistor

Directions for Questions 16­20:

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information
provided in the passage.

Dynamic Link Libraries Windows provides several files called dynamic link libraries
(DLLs) that contain collections of software code that perform common functions such as
opening or saving a file. When Windows application wants to use one of those functions
or routines, the app sends a message to Windows with the names of the DLL file and the
function. This procedure is known as calling a function. One of the most frequently used
DLLs is Windows COMMDLG.DLL, which includes among others, the functions to display
File Open, File Save, Search, and Print dialog boxes. The application also sends any
information the DLL function will need to complete the operation. For example, a
program calling the Open File function in COMMDLG.DLL would pass along a file spec,
such as *. * or *.DOC, to be displayed in the dialog box's Filename text box. The
application also passes along a specification for the type of information it expects the
DLL to return to the application when the DLL's work is done. The application, for example, may expect return information in the form of integers, true/false values, or text. Windows passes
the responsibility for program execution to the DLL, along with the parameters and the
return information the DLL will need. The specific DLL is loaded into memory, and then
executed by the processor. At this point the DLL, rather than the application, runs things.
The DLL performs all the operations necessary to communicate with Windows and,
through Windows, with the PC's hardware. After the DLL function is complete, the DLL
puts the return information into memory, where it can be found by the application, and
instructs Windows to remove the DLL routine from memory. The application inspects the
return information, which usually tells whether the DLL function was able to execute
correctly. If the operation was a success, the application continues from where it left off
before issuing the function call. If the operation failed, the application displays an error message.

16) By using DLLs, Windows:
A) Saves processing time
B) Multitasks
C) Shares program code
D) Communicates with PCs hardware

17) To use any routine of a DLL, Windows:
A) Searches and copies it in the application code and executes it
B) Loads the DLL file and searches and executes the routine
C) Loads just the required routine in memory and executes it
D) Searches the location of the routine and instructs the application to execute it

18) Which information does an application need to passto Windows to use a DLL routine?
A) Just the name of the routine
B) Just the name of the DLL, which finds in turn the routine to be executed in return
C) Both the name of the routine as well as DLL and any parameters
D) Name of the DLL, routine, any parameters and type of information to be returned

19) According to the passage, while the DLL routine is executing, the calling application:
A) Waits for the routine to execute
B) Continues with other tasks
C) Helps the DLL routine perform by communicating with Windows and through Windows
with the PC's hardware
D) Passes all responsibility of program execution to the DLL and is removed from
memory

20) The DLL function after execution returns:
A) The parameters and information into memory, where it can be inspected by the
calling application
B) Information into memory, where it can be inspected by the calling application
C) To the calling application the information required by it so that it can inspect it
D) The information required into memory so that DLL can inspect whether the function
operation was a success

21) Directions for Questions (a­e): Read each sentence to find if there is any
grammatical error in it. If there is any error, it will be only one part of the sentence.
The number or alphabet of that part is your answer.( Disregard punctuation errors if
any)

a. The major / along with / his soldiers / were killed in the field/.no error.
A B C D E
Ans:D

b. In this way nuclear fission / or the splitting/of the atom / have been achieved /no
error.
A B C
D E
Ans:D

c. The trust has succeeded / admirably in raising / money for / its future programs/ no
error.
A B C
D E
Ans:D

d. The apparently obvious solutions / to most of his problems /were overlook by /many
of his friends / no error.
A B
C D E
Ans:C

e. By arresting the local criminals / and encouraging good people / we can end
/hostilities of that area / no error.
A B C
D E
Ans: D

22) Directions for Questions(a­e):
In each of the following questions, some sentence are given which are on the same
theme. decide which sentence is the most preferable with respect to grammar; meaning
and usage, suitable for formal writing in English. Find the correct sentence.

a. A) The dacoits being stopped to divide the booty, the police overtook them.
B) The dacoits having stopped to divide the booty, the police had overtaken
them
C) The dacoits having stopped for dividing the booty, the police overtook them
D) The dacoits having been stopped for dividing the booty, the police overtook
them
Ans : C

b. A) The harassed wife shot herself after bidding her husband the last good bye with a
gun
B) The harassed wife with a gun shot herself after bidding her husband the last
goodbye
C) The harassed wife shot herself with a gun after bidding her husband the last
goodbye.
D) With a gun the harassed wife shot herself, after bidding her husband the last
goodbye.
Ans: C

c. A) The receptionist must answer courteously the questions what are asked by the
callers
B) The receptionist must answer courteously the questions of all the callers
C) The receptionist should answer courteously the questions of all callers
D) The receptionist courteously should answer the questions of all callers
E) There would have been no trouble if the receptionist had have always answered
courteously.
Ans: C

d. A) If you had told me that you were in Bombay I had certainly contacted by you
instead of
getting bored there
B) If you had told me that you were in Bombay I would have certainly contacted you
despite getting bored there.
C) If you had told me that you were in Bombay I would have certainly contacted you
instead of getting bored there.
D) If you would have told me that you were in Bombay I had certainly contacted you
instead of getting bored there
Ans: C

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