Sample Question Paper (Solved) for 2011 IAS Prelims CSAT, Set - 1

Here are some Sample Questions for the UPSC Prelims CSAT 2011. You can go through the Sample Questions with the Answers provided, and develop an idea regarding the question pattern of 2011 Prelims CSAT.

Created On: May 24, 2011 05:49 IST
Modified On: Apr 25, 2013 12:45 IST
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Q. If ‘’ means ‘–’; ‘–’ means ‘x’; ‘x’ means ‘+’ and ‘+’
means ‘’, then 40 × 120 80 – 40 + 20 = ?
(a) 80 (b) 120
(c) 60 (d) 0

Q. A businessman makes a profit of 20% on the sale of
leather. If he were to add 10% artificial matter to the leather, by
what percent would his profit increase?
(a) 25% (b) 60%
(c) 40% (d) 45%

Q. The value of a - [b - {c - (a - b - c)}j is
(a) a+ b+c
(b) a - b-c
(c) 1
(d) °

Q. In triangle ABC, if L.A = 1200 and AB = BC, then L.B and L.C will be respectively -
(a) 60°, 30°

(b) 30°, 40°

(c) 30°, 30°

(d) 20°, 40°


Q. 216. In a team, eight boys play Chess. The
remaining boys, who represent 7 times the
square root of the strength of the tem, play Mouth organ.
What is the strength of the team?
(a) 36 (b) 16
(c) 64 (d) 100

Q. Cost price of 15 Computers is equal to the selling price of
20 Computers, then the loss percent would be
(a) 25% (b) 20%
(c) 30% (d) 45%

Q.  The length of the minute hand of a clock is 12 cm. Then the area swept by the minute hand in one minute will be
(a) 22•12 cm2
(b) 23•10 cm2
(c) 24•12 cm2
(d) None of the above

Q. How many natural numbers between 1 and 900 are multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3, or 5?
1. 240 2. 250 3. 270 4. 300
(a) 1 & 2
(b) only 1
(c) 2, 3 & 4
(d) none of the above

Q. If Yellow is called Green, Green is called Black, Black is called White, White is called Red, Red is called Blue, Blue is called Orange then what is the colour of milk ?
(a) White
(b) Black
(c) Red
(d) Green

Q. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
(a) Silver
(b) Gold
(c) Nickel
(d) Brass

Q. In a certain code EXTRA is written as % 5 # 73 and NOSE is written as 4 @ 8%; how is STORE written in that code ?
(a) 5#@7%
(b) 8#@7%
(c) 8#@%5
(d) 8@75%

Q. In a row of children facing North, Shamika is third to the right of Nikhil who is seventeenth from the right end of the row. Ravi is fifth to the left of Shamika and is twentieth from the left end. Total how many children are there in the row ?
(a) 39
(b) 38
(c) 37
(d) Cannot be determined

Q. If the function f : I --? R, f(x) = log x then the value of f(x) + f(y) is
(a) f(xy)
(b) f(x+ y)
(c) f (x/y)
(d) f(y/x)

Q. What is the median of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16?
(a) 8
(b) 9
(c) 10
(d) 11

Q. The coordinates of the mid- point on joining the points P (4, 6) and Q (- 4, 8) will be -
(a) (2, 7)
(b) (7, 2)
(c) (7, 0)
(d) (0, 7)

In the following questions, you are given situations. Based on the situations and your job responsibilities provided to you, give your decisions:

Q. You are the administrative head of an area and your primary responsibility includes maintaining law and order and ensuring development of the area. A big car manufacturing company is setting up its car-manufacturing unit in the area and there is a group of people that opposes the setting up to the plant. This group feels that they didn’t get a fair deal when their land was transferred to the car manufacturing company. They are demanding that either more compensation be paid or their land be returned to them. A regional political party has also supported their demand and they are protesting against the company. The situation is on the brink of explosion and can turn ugly any moment. What would be the best possible way to take care of this whole issue?

(a) convince the group that the compensation given to them is in accordance with the government guidelines and any demand for more compensation is unjustified
(b) assess the potential loss caused to the people whose land got transferred to the company for setting up of the plant and work out the compensation package involving both the parties in the calculations
(c) bar the political party from participating in the protests so as to preempt any ugly situation
(d) ask the car manufacturing company to provide employment to those whose land has been taken away

Q. You are the District Magistrate of an economically backward area and your primary responsibility is to
maintain law and order and to ensure regional development. You find that your predecessor, in order to
promote development, has installed a complex economic strategy and control structure for monitoring various development projects. This structure has earned him a lot of praise from his superiors. However, you have realized that the model is very complex and most of your subordinates, who implement things on the ground, do not understand the model at all. What would you do?
(a) come up with your own strategy of project monitoring which is independent of the previous strategy
(b) try to implement the strategy of your predecessor strictly as the model has received a lot of praise
(c) try to clarify the monitoring model to your subordinates so that they can understand the various nuances
(d) devise some ways to resolve the complexity of the project-monitoring model without diluting the core spirit of it

Q. If ‘+’ means ‘×’, ‘×’ means ‘÷’, ‘÷’ means ‘–’ and ‘–’ means ‘+’ what is the value of - 17 + 15 – 135 × 9 ÷ 70 ?
(a) 270
(b) 240
(c) 170
(d) 200

Q. Pointing to a photograph Seema said ‘He is the only grandson of my mother’s father-in-law’. How is the man in photograph related to Seema ?
(a) Father
(b) Uncle
(c) Cousin
(d) Brother

Q. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the eighth and the eleventh letters of the word GOURMANDISE using each letter only once first letter of the word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed your answer is X. If no such word can be formed your answer is Y—
(a) D
(b) R
(c) M
(d) X

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