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**Kenexa Placement Papers - Interview Questions:**

**Kenexa Placement Papers - Interview Questions:**

**Question 1**

Given that A,B,C,D,E each represent one of the digits between 1 and 9 and that the following multiplication holds:

A B C D E X 4

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E D C B A

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what digit does E represent ?

Given that A,B,C,D,E each represent one of the digits between 1 and 9 and that the following multiplication holds:

A B C D E X 4

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E D C B A

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what digit does E represent ?

A. 4

B. 8

C. 6

D. 7

Ans. B

**Question 2**

From the following statements determing the order of ranking:-

M has double the amount as D.

Y has 3 rupess more than half the amount of D.

From the following statements determing the order of ranking:-

M has double the amount as D.

Y has 3 rupess more than half the amount of D.

A. 12

B. 15

C. Data insuffiecient

D. None of above

Ans. C

**Question 3**

At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the sale, the amount saved will be What percent of the original price of the 5 tickets ?

At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the sale, the amount saved will be What percent of the original price of the 5 tickets ?

A. 20%

B. 33.3%

C. 40%

D. 60%

Ans. C

Explanation:

Let the cost of single ticket be $x. The cost of 3 tickets is $3x. The cost of 5 tickets is $5x. The amount saved, when 5 tickets are purchased at sale = 5x - 3x = $2x The percent of the amount saved to the original price of the 5 tickets = (2x/5x)*100 = 40%

**Question 4**

An investor purchased a shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price Rs 0.25 per share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been purchased ?

An investor purchased a shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price Rs 0.25 per share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been purchased ?

A. 25

B. 50

C. 75

D. 100

Ans. B

Explanation:

Given in, Stock increased per share = 0.25 Total increased X(0.25) = 12.50 So, X = 12.5/0.25 = 50

**Question 5**

72519 x 9999 = ?

72519 x 9999 = ?

A. 725117481

B. 674217481

C. 685126481

D. 696217481

Ans. A

Explanation:

72519 x 9999 = 72519 x (10000 - 1) = 72519 x 10000 - 72519 x 1 = 725190000 - 72519 = 725117481.

Question 6

Which of the following numbers will completely divide (325 + 326 + 327 + 328) ?

Question 6

Which of the following numbers will completely divide (325 + 326 + 327 + 328) ?

A. 11

B. 16

C. 25

D. 30

Ans. D

Explanation:

(325 + 326 + 327 + 328) = 325 x (1 + 3 + 32 + 33) = 325 x 40 = 324 x 3 x 4 x 10 = (324 x 4 x 30), which divisible by 30.

**Question 7**

A cylindrical container has a radius of eight inches with a height of three inches. Compute how many inches should be added to either the radius or height to give the same increase in volume ?

A cylindrical container has a radius of eight inches with a height of three inches. Compute how many inches should be added to either the radius or height to give the same increase in volume ?

A. 16/5 inches

B. 16/3 inches

C. 16/7 inches

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

Explanation : Let x be the amount of increase. The volume will increase by the same amount if the radius increased or the height is increased. So, the effect on increasing height is equal to the effect on increasing the radius. i.e., (22/7)*8*8*(3+x) = (22/7)*(8+x)*(8+x)*3 Solving the quadratic equation we get the x = 0 or 16/3. The possible increase would be by 16/3 inches.

**Question 8**

One year ago the ratio of Ramu & Somu age was 6:7 respectively. Four years hence their ratio would become 7:8. How old is Somu ?

One year ago the ratio of Ramu & Somu age was 6:7 respectively. Four years hence their ratio would become 7:8. How old is Somu ?

A. 30

B. 33

C. 36

D. none of these

Ans. C

Let us assume Ramu &Somu ages are x &y respectively. One year ago their ratio was 6:7 i.e x-1 / y-1 = 7x-6y=1 Four years hence their ratios,would become 7:8 i.e x-4 / y-4 = 7 / 8 8x-7y=-4 From the above two equations we get y= 36 years. i.e Somu present age is 36 years.

**Question 9**

What is the length of a running train? I.The train crosses a man in 9 seconds. II.The train crosses a 240 metre long platform in 24 seconds.

What is the length of a running train? I.The train crosses a man in 9 seconds. II.The train crosses a 240 metre long platform in 24 seconds.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone not sufficient to answer.

B. II alone is sufficient while I not alone sufficient to answer.

C. Either I or II alone sufficient to answer.

D. Both I and II are necessary to answer.

Ans. D

Explanation:

Time taken by train to cross a man = Length of train/Speed of train = Speed = l/9 ...(i) Time taken by train to cross a platform = (Length of train + Length of platform)/Speed of train = Speed = (l+240)/24...(ii) From (i) and (ii), we get l/9 = (l+240)/24 Thus, l can be obtained. So both I and II are necessary to get the answer.

**Question 10**

If Rs.10 be allowed as truedscount on a bill of Rs.110 at the end of a certaimn time ,then discount allowed on the same sum due at the end of double the time ?

If Rs.10 be allowed as truedscount on a bill of Rs.110 at the end of a certaimn time ,then discount allowed on the same sum due at the end of double the time ?

A. 18.33

B. 17.5

C. 15.9

D. none of these

Ans. A

Explanation:

Amount=Rs110 TrueDiscount=Rs10 Present worth=Amount-TrueDiscount =Rs110-10 =Rs.100 SI on Rs.100 for a certain time =Rs.10 SI on Rs.100 for doube the time =Rs.20 TrueDiscount on (100+20)=120-100 =Rs20 TrueDiscount on Rs.110 =(110*20)/120 =Rs18.33

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Question 11

The ratio of the age of a man & his wife is 4:3.After 4 years this ratio will be 9:7. If the time of marriage the ratio was 5:3, then how many years ago were they married ?

Question 11

The ratio of the age of a man & his wife is 4:3.After 4 years this ratio will be 9:7. If the time of marriage the ratio was 5:3, then how many years ago were they married ?

A. 32

B. 24

C. 12

D. none of these

Ans. C

Explanation:

The age of a man is 4x. The age of his wife is 3x. After 4 years their ratio's will be 9:7 i,e, 4x + 4/3x+4 = 9/7 28x - 27x = 36 - 28 x = 8. Age of a man is 4x = 4*8 = 32 years. Age of his wife is 3x = 3*8 = 24 yeras. Let us assume 'y' years ago they were married, the ratio was 5:3 i.e. 32 - y/24 - y = 5/3 y = 12 years. i.e. 12 years ago they were married.

**Question 12**

A,B,C enter into partnership invests 3 times as much as B invests and B invests two third of what C invests. At the end of the year ,the profit earned is Rs 6600. what is the share of B ?

A,B,C enter into partnership invests 3 times as much as B invests and B invests two third of what C invests. At the end of the year ,the profit earned is Rs 6600. what is the share of B ?

A. 1200

B. 3600

C. 7200

D. none of these

Ans. A

Explanation:

Let C's capital = Rs.x B's capital = Rs (2/3) * x A's capital = 3 * (2/3) * x = Rs 2x ratio of their capitals = 2x : (2/3) * x:x = 6x : 2x;3x B's share = Rs 6600(2/11) = Rs 1200.

**Question 13**

A can do a piece of work n 7 days of 9 hours each and B alone can do it in 6 days of 7 hours each. How long will they take to do it working together 8 2/5 hours a day?

A can do a piece of work n 7 days of 9 hours each and B alone can do it in 6 days of 7 hours each. How long will they take to do it working together 8 2/5 hours a day?

A. 7

B. 3

C. 5

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

A can complete the work in (7 x 9) = 63 hours. B can complete the work in (6 x 7) = 42 hours. A's 1 hour's work = (1/63) and B's 1 hour's work = (1/42) (A + B)'s 1 hour's work = (1/63) + (1/42) = (5/126) Both will finish the work in (126/5)hrs. Number of days of (42/5)hrs each = (126 x 5) / (5 x 42) = 3 days.

**Question 14**

Bucket P has thrice the capacity as Bucket Q. It takes 60 turns for Bucket P to fill the empty drum. How many turns it will take for both the buckets P&Q, having each turn together to fill the empty drum?

Bucket P has thrice the capacity as Bucket Q. It takes 60 turns for Bucket P to fill the empty drum. How many turns it will take for both the buckets P&Q, having each turn together to fill the empty drum?

A. 52

B. 45

C. 63

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

Let the capacity of P be x litre. Then capacity of Q = x/3 litre. Capacity of the drum = 60x litre. Required number of turns = 60x/ (x+(x/3)) = 60x * 3/4x = 45

**Question 15**

A train running at 54 kmph takes 20 sec to pass a platform. Next it takes 12 sec to pass a man walking at 6kmph in the same direction in which the train is going.Find the length of platform ?

A train running at 54 kmph takes 20 sec to pass a platform. Next it takes 12 sec to pass a man walking at 6kmph in the same direction in which the train is going.Find the length of platform ?

A. 160 m

B. 140 m

C. 112 m

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

Relative speed w.r.t man = 54 - 6 = 48kmph The length of the train is 48 * 5/18 * 12 =160m Time taken to pass platform = 20 sec Speed of the train = 54 * 5/18 =15m/s 160+x = 20 *15 x = 140m Length of the platform is 140m

**Question 16**

A man can row 7 1/2kmph in still water. If in a river running at 1.5 km an hour, if takes him 50 min to row to place and back. how far off is the place ?

A man can row 7 1/2kmph in still water. If in a river running at 1.5 km an hour, if takes him 50 min to row to place and back. how far off is the place ?

A. 3 km

B. 6 km

C. 9 km

D. None of these

Ans. A

Explanation:

Speed downstream =(7.5+1.5)km/hr=9 km/hr; Speed upstream=(7.5-1.5)kmph=6kmph. Let the required distance be x km.then, x/9+x/6=50/60. 2x+3x=(5/6*18) 5x=15 x=3. Hence,the required distance is 3km.

**Question 17**

How many 4-letter words with or without meaning, can be formed out of the letters of the word, 'LOGARITHMS', if repetition of letters is not allowed?

How many 4-letter words with or without meaning, can be formed out of the letters of the word, 'LOGARITHMS', if repetition of letters is not allowed?

A. 40

B. 400

C. 5040

D. 2520

Ans. C

Explanation:

'LOGARITHMS' contains 10 different letters. Required number of words = Number of arrangements of 10 letters, taking 4 at a time. = 10P4 = (10 x 9 x 8 x 7) 5040.

**Question 18**

A man spends 2/5 of his salary on house rent, 3/10 of his salary on food, and 1/8 of his salary on conveyance. if he has Rs 1400 left with him, find his expenditure on conveyance?

A man spends 2/5 of his salary on house rent, 3/10 of his salary on food, and 1/8 of his salary on conveyance. if he has Rs 1400 left with him, find his expenditure on conveyance?

A. 2400

B. 1000

C. 1800

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

Part of the salary left = 1 - [2/5 + 3/10 + 1/9] = 1 - 33/40 = 7/40 Let the monthly salary be Rs x. Then, 7/40 of x = 1400 x = [1400 * 40] / 7 x = 8000 Expenditure on food = 3/10 * 8000 = Rs 2400 Expenditure on conveyance = 1/8 *8000 = Rs 1000

**Question 19**

A man invested 3/3 of his capital at 7% , 1/4 at 8% and the remainder at 10% If his annual income is Rs.561. The capital is:

A man invested 3/3 of his capital at 7% , 1/4 at 8% and the remainder at 10% If his annual income is Rs.561. The capital is:

A. 5200

B. 6600

C. 4800

D. none of these

Ans. B

Explanation:

Let the capital be Rs. x. Then, (x/3 + 7/100 + 1) + (x/4 + 8/100 + 1) + (5x/12 + 10/100 +1) = 561 7x/300 + x/50 + x/24 = 561 51x = 561 * 600 x = 6600.

**Question 20**

A man buys a watch for Rs.1950 in cash and sells it for Rs. 2200 at a credit of 1 year. If the rate of interest is 10% per annum, the man:

A man buys a watch for Rs.1950 in cash and sells it for Rs. 2200 at a credit of 1 year. If the rate of interest is 10% per annum, the man:

A. gains Rs.55

B. gains Rs.50

C. losses Rs.30

D. gains Rs.30

Ans. B

Explanation:

S.P. = P.W. of Rs.2200 due 1 year hence = Rs. [2200 x 100/100 + (10 x 1)] = Rs.2000. Gain = Rs.(2000 - 1950) = Rs.50.

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**Question 21**

If taxi fares were Rs 1.00 for the first 1/5 mile and Rs 0.20 for each 1/5 miles thereafter. The taxi fare for a 3-mile ride was

If taxi fares were Rs 1.00 for the first 1/5 mile and Rs 0.20 for each 1/5 miles thereafter. The taxi fare for a 3-mile ride was

A. Rs 1.56

B. Rs 2.40

C. RS 3.00

D. Rs 3.80

Ans. D

**Question 22**

The number of diagonals that can be drawn by joining the vertices of an octagon is

The number of diagonals that can be drawn by joining the vertices of an octagon is

A. 28

B. 48

C. 20

D. None of these

Ans. C

Explanation:

Octagon consists of 8 sides Hence the number of diagonals that can be drawn by joining the vertices of an octagon = 8 C 2 - 8 = 20

**Question 23**

Working independently, Tina can do a certain job in 12 hours. Working independently, Ann can do the same job in 9 hours. If Tina Works independently at the job for 8 hours and then Ann works independently, how many hours will it take Ann to complete the remainder of the jobs ?

Working independently, Tina can do a certain job in 12 hours. Working independently, Ann can do the same job in 9 hours. If Tina Works independently at the job for 8 hours and then Ann works independently, how many hours will it take Ann to complete the remainder of the jobs ?

A. 2/3

B. 3/4

C. 2

D. 3

Ans. D

**Question 24**

A man bought his office furniture. He bought 28 chairs, 12 tables and 4 computer stands for Rs. 24320. If the average price of a chair is Rs. 450 and the average price of a computer stand is Rs. 1250, then find the average price of the table ?

A man bought his office furniture. He bought 28 chairs, 12 tables and 4 computer stands for Rs. 24320. If the average price of a chair is Rs. 450 and the average price of a computer stand is Rs. 1250, then find the average price of the table ?

A. Rs. 580

B. Rs. 540

C. Rs. 640

D. Rs. 560

Ans. D

**Question 25**

A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m of the same day if the watch operated continuously that time ?

A digital wristwatch was set accurately at 8.30 a.m and then lost 2 seconds every 5 minutes. What time was indicated on the watch at 6.30 p.m of the same day if the watch operated continuously that time ?

A. 5:56

B. 5:58

C. 6.00

D. 6.26

Ans. D

**Question 26**

A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 miles of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip ?

A plane travelled K miles in the first 96 miles of flight time. If it completed the remaining 300 miles of the trip in 1 minute, what was its average speed in miles per hour for the entire trip ?

A. (300-k)/67 * 90

B. (300+k)*65 / 93

C. (300+k)/97 * 60

D. None of above

Ans. C

**Question 27**

A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a salt water solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution spills out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of the resulting solution in the jug is salt?

A 5 litre jug contains 4 litres of a salt water solution that is 15 percent salt. If 1.5 litres of the solution spills out of the jug, and the jug is then filled to capacity with water, approximately what percent of the resulting solution in the jug is salt?

A. 9.5%

B. 7.5%

C. 10.5%

D. 12%

Ans. B

**Question 28**

What is the cost of laying carpet in a rectangular hall ?

1. Cost of the carpet is Rs 450 per square meter.

2. Perimeter of the hall is 50 meters.

What is the cost of laying carpet in a rectangular hall ?

1. Cost of the carpet is Rs 450 per square meter.

2. Perimeter of the hall is 50 meters.

A. If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

B. If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while that data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

C. If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

D. If the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

Ans. D

Explanation:

Since area of the floor of rectangular hall cannot be determined by the data in both statements. Hence the data even in both statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.

**Question 29**

If A is the brother of B; B is the sister of C; and C is the father of D, how D is related to A ?

If A is the brother of B; B is the sister of C; and C is the father of D, how D is related to A ?

A. Brother

B. Sister

C. Nephew

D. Cannot be determined

Ans. D

Explanation:

If D is Male, the answer is Nephew. If D is Female, the answer is Niece. As the sex of D is not known, hence, the relation between D and A cannot be determined. Note: Niece - A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Nephew - A son of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

**Question 30**

Find the odd number in the series:

7,8,18,57,228,1165,6996

Find the odd number in the series:

7,8,18,57,228,1165,6996

A. 57

B. 228

C. 18

D. 6996

Ans. B

Explanation:

Let the numbers be A, B, C, D, E, F, G then A, A * 1 + 1, B * 2 + 2, C * 3 + 3, ........ so 288 is wrong.

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__Kenexa Placement Paper Syllabus:__

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__Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:__

- Probability
- Permutations & Combinations
- Algebra
- Averages
- Time Speed & Distance
- Time & Work
- Profit & Loss
- Ratio & Proportion
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Percentage
- Number Series
- Mixtures & Alligations
- Simplification
- Number System
- Heights and Distances
- Geometry & Mensuration
- Data Sufficiency
- Logarithms
- Progressions
- LCM and HCL
- Pipes and Cisterns
- Partnership
- Boats and Streams
- Areas, Volumes

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__Reasoning Syllabus:__

- Number Series
- Letter Series
- Analogies
- Puzzles
- Syllogisms
- Binary Logic
- Clocks & Calendars
- Cubes & Dice
- Classification
- Blood Relations
- Coding-Decoding
- Data Sufficiency
- Seating Arrangement
- Venn Diagrams
- Problem Solving
- Coded Inequalities
- Double Lineup
- Logical Deductions
- Routes & Networks
- Grouping & Selections
- Evaluating Course of Action
- Statements and Conclusions
- Mathematical and Computer Operations
- Critical Reasoning
- Inferences
- Situation Reaction Test
- Decision Making
- Symbols and Notations
- Direction Sense Test
- Logical Sequence Of Words
- Assertion and Reason
- Verification of Truth of the Statement
- Statements and Assumptions
- Data Interpretation

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__Verbal Ability Syllabus:__

- Synonyms
- Antonyms
- Sentence Completion
- Spelling Test
- Passage Completion
- Sentence Arrangement
- Idioms and Phrases
- Para Completion
- Error Correction (Underlined Part)
- Fill in the blanks
- Synonyms
- Prepositions
- Active and Passive Voice
- Spotting Errors
- Substitution
- Transformation
- Sentence Improvement
- Joining Sentences
- Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
- Articles
- Gerunds
- Identify the Errors
- Plural Forms
- Odd Words
- Prepositions
- Suffix
- Tense
- Adjectives
- Homophones
- Identify the Sentences
- Nouns
- Prefix
- Sentence Pattern
- Tag Questions

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