## Kenexa Placement Papers PDF Download 2017-2018 | Aptitude, Reasoning & Verbal Ability Model Papers

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### Kenexa Aptitude Test Placement Papers

Quantitative Aptitude might be a hurdle between your dream job at Kenexa. Attempt the sample questions collected from Kenexa Aptitude Test and improving weaker sections.

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
————–
E D C B A
————–
what digit does E represent?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 6
D. 7

Ans.

2. From the following statements determining the order of ranking:-
M has double the amount as D. Y has 3 rupees more than half the amount of D.

A. 12
B. 15
C. Data insufficient
D. None of above

Ans. C

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?

A. 20%
B. 33.3%
C. 40%
D. 60%

Ans. C

Solution:
Let the cost of the 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%

4. An investor purchased 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

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

5. 72519 x 9999 = ?

A. 725117481
B. 674217481
C. 685126481
D. 696217481

Ans. A

Solution:
72519 x 9999    = 72519 x (10000 – 1) = 72519 x 10000 – 72519 x 1 = 725190000 – 72519 = 725117481.

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

A. 11
B. 16
C. 25
D. 30

Ans. D

Solution:
(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.

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. 16/5 inches
B. 16/3 inches
C. 16/7 inches
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
Solution : 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.

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?

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.

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.

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

Solution:
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.

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?

A. 18.33
B. 17.5
C. 15.9
D. none of these

Ans. A

Solution:
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

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

Solution:
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.

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. 1200
B. 3600
C. 7200
D. none of these

Ans. A

Solution:
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.

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. 7
B. 3
C. 5
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
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.

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?

A. 52
B. 45
C. 63
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
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

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. 160 m
B. 140 m
C. 112 m
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
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

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. 3 km
B. 6 km
C. 9 km
D. None of these

Ans. A

Solution:
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.

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?

A. 40
B. 400
C. 5040
D. 2520

Ans. C

Solution:
‘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.

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. 2400
B. 1000
C. 1800
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
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

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. 5200
B. 6600
C. 4800
D. none of these

Ans. B

Solution:
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.

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. gains Rs.55
B. gains Rs.50
C. losses Rs.30
D. gains Rs.30

Ans. B

Solution:
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.

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

A. Rs 1.56
B. Rs 2.40
C. RS 3.00
D. Rs 3.80

Ans. D

22. 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

Solution:
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

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?

A. 2/3
B. 3/4
C. 2
D. 3

Ans. D

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. Rs. 580
B. Rs. 540
C. Rs. 640
D. Rs. 560

Ans. D

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. 5:56
B. 5:58
C. 6.00
D. 6.26

Ans. D

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. (300-k)/67 * 90
B. (300+k)*65 / 93
C. (300+k)/97 * 60
D. None of above

Ans. C

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. 9.5%
B. 7.5%
C. 10.5%
D. 12%

Ans. B

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.

A. If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the , while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the .
B. If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the , while that data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the .
C. If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the .
D. If the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the .

Ans. D

Solution:
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 .

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 ?

A. Brother
B. Sister
C. Nephew
D. Cannot be determined

Ans. D

Solution:
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.

30. Find the odd number in the series:
7,8,18,57,228,1165,6996

A. 57
B. 228
C. 18
D. 6996

Ans. B

Solution:
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.

### Kenexa Reasoning Test Model Papers

With the help of both logic and calculation skills, solve some of the best, well crafted reasoning questions that regularly occur in a similar pattern in Kenexa Placement Examination in Reasoning Section.

1. Pointing to a gentleman, Deepak said, “His only brother is the father of my daughter father”, How is the gentleman related to Deepak?

A. Grand Father
B. Father
C. Brother-in-law
D. Uncle

Solution:
Father of Deepak’s daughter’s father –Deepaks Father. So the man’s brother is deepak’s Father or the man is the brother of deepak’s father i.e…, Deepak’s uncle.

2. 1. Protect 2. Pressure 3. Relief 4. Rain 5. Flood

A. 2,4,3,1,5
B. 2,4,5,1,3
C. 2,5,4,1,3
D. 3,2,4,5,1

3. If A runs less fast than B, and B runs as fast but not faster than C, then as compared to A, C runs

A. Slower than A
B. Faster than A
C. With same Speed as A
D. Given data is not sufficient to determine

Solution:
From the given information in the question.
B>A C>B From equ’s (i) and (ii)
C>B>A
Thus, C runs faster than A

4. Statement:
Move into the upper echelons without paying a steep price. Book a luxurious flat with us. – Advt. of a construction company for its prestigious project.
Assumptions:
I. It is possible to join the select band of rich people by hard work.
II. Staying in luxury without paying steep price is the criterion of upper crust of society.
III. Booking a luxurious flat is very easy now.

A. Only II
B. Only III
C. Only II and III
D. None
E. None of these

5. It is well known that the world urgently needs adequate distribution of food, so that everyone gets enough. Adequate distribution of medicine is just as urgent. Medical expertise and medical supplies need to be redistributed throughout the world so that people in emerging nations will have proper medical care.
This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. the majority of the people in the world have never been seen by a doctor.
B. food production in emerging nations has slowed during the past several years.
C. most of the world’s doctors are selfish about giving time and money to the poor.
D. the medical-supply industry should step up production of its products.
E. many people who live in emerging nations are not receiving proper medical care.

Solution:
This answer is implied by the statement that redistribution is needed so that people in emerging nations can have proper medical care. Choices a, b, and c are not mentioned in the passage. Choice d is also incorrect—the passage indicates that the distribution of medicine, not its production, is inadequate.

6. D is taller than C and E. Ai snot as tall as E. C is taller than A. D is Not as tall as B. Who amongst them is next to the tallest one?

A. A
B. D
C. B or D

Solution:
Clearly, A is the shorter than each one of C and E.
Thus D is taller than each one of A and E, But B is taller than D.
So B is the tallest and D comes next.

7. Assertion:
The newly constructed bridge collapsed and caused death of many people.
RI. The design of the bridge was not proper.
RII. The bridge was constructed on black cotton soil.

A. Only RI and not RII is the reason for the assertion.
B. only RII and not RI is the reason for the assertion.
C. either RI or RII, but not both, is the reason for the assertion.
D. neither RI nor RII is the reason for the assertion.
E. both RI and RII are the reason for the assertion.

Solution:
Here the assertion is about the collapse of the newly constructed bridge, which is possible because of faulty construction or because of improper design. Hence, I can be reason.
RII talks about type of soil, which is out of context.

8. The asbestos industry is one of the largest industries in India.

A. If the inference is definitely true
B. If the inference is probably true
C. If the data are inadequate
D. If the inference is probably false
E. If the inference is definitely false

Solution:
As nothing is given about other industries, hence comparison of asbestos industries with others can’t be established.

9. Controversy always involves

A. Dislike
B. Injustice
C. Passion
D. Disagreement

10. What was the percentage increase in imports by company B from 1992 to 1993?

A. 10
B. 25
C. 40
D. 20
E. None of these

Solution:
Required percentage increase = (50 – 40)/40 * 100 = 25%

11. 7 9 66 12 14 66 17

A. 19 66
B. 66 19
C. 19 22
D. 20 66
E. 66 20

Solution:
This is an alternating addition series with repetition, in which a random number, 66, is interpolated as every third number. The regular series adds 2, then 3, then 2, and so on, with 66 repeated after each “add 2” step.

12. guitar

A. band
B. teacher
C. songs
D. strings

Solution:
A guitar does not exist without strings, so strings are an essential part of a guitar. A band is not necessary to a guitar (choice a). Guitar playing can be learned without a teacher (choice b). Songs are byproducts of a guitar (choice c).

13. champion

A. running
B. swimming
C. winning
D. speaking

Solution:
Without a first-place win, there is no champion, so winning is essential. There may be champions in running, swimming, or speaking, but there are also champions in many other areas.

14. 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 that group?

A. ISLOJ
B. LUOQM
C. AKDGB
D. EPILG
E. NXQTO

15. If LCATl and LBOATl are written as LXZGl and LYIZGl respectively in a code language then how is LEGGl to be written in the same language?

A. VSS
B. URR
C. VTT
D. UTT

### Kenexa English Test Sample Papers

If you are preparing for Kenexa English Test, try our sample questions on Verbal Ability and English Usage and witness gradual change in you test performance. Improve your overall performance by making multiple attempts.

1. Can you live without —— water?

A. drinking
B. drink
C. drinks
D. drunk

2. Desertion

A. dessert
B. desert
C. desertion
D. dessertate

3. Girls usually / are taking / more time / for dressings.

A. girls usually
B. are taking
C. more time
D. for dressings

4. Every one can do it.

A. can’t he?
B. won’t he?
C. can he?
D. can’t they?

5. The result of the examination dashed my hopes.

A. failed
B. kill someone
C. frustrate
D. bring great happiness

6. These days it is rare to find a politician with a clean record. —- When this is the situation, all talks about eradication of corruption is nothing but hollow.
(A) It is common for ministers, MPs and MLAs to possess agencies of petrol pumps and gas, own medical and engineering colleges, five star hotels etc.
(B) This is one of the reasons why politicians vie with each other to become MLAs, MPs and ministers.
(C) The recent revelations in the petrol pump scam are not overly surprising.

A. Only C
B. A and B
C. Only B
D. B and C
E. None of these

Solution:
Statements A and B further elaborate on the idea expressed in the first sentence.

7. Understanding

A. miss
B. un
C. de
D. mis

8. Towards midnight
(P) so that the sky was lighted with
(Q) and the clouds drifted away
(R) the rain ceased
(S) the incredible lamp of stars

A. SPQR
B. SQPR
C. RPQS
D. RQPS

9.  All women love jewels and silk saris

A. VS
B. SVO
C. SVAC
D. SVA

10. After graduation, he intends pursuing the civil services.

E. No correction required

11. Despair

A. despairing
B. despairingly
C. desperate
D. none of these

12. Secret

A. Friendly
B. Covert
C. Hidden
D. Overt

Solution:
Secret means hidden or covert; Overt means open to view

13. Would you mind help me with these questions?

A. to help
B. of helping
C. helping
D. helped

14. To show the wind and reap the whirlwind

A. to take the help of someone always
B. to do something hoping for better results
C. to fuss and bother about things done in the past
D. to pretend to be good in front of others
E. to suffer the results of one’s bad actions of the past

Solution:
The meaning of the given idiom is to suffer the results of one’s bad actions of the past.

15. These days it is rare to find a politician with a clean record. —- When this is the situation, all talks about eradication of corruption is nothing but hollow.
(A) It is common for ministers, MPs and MLAs to possess agencies of petrol pumps and gas, own medical and engineering colleges, five star hotels etc.
(B) This is one of the reasons why politicians vie with each other to become MLAs, MPs and ministers.
(C) The recent revelations in the petrol pump scam are not overly surprising.

A. Only C
B. A and B
C. Only B
D. B and C
E. None of these

Solution:
Statements A and B further elaborate on the idea expressed in the first sentence.

### Kenexa Placement Paper Syllabus:

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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
• Homophones
• Identify the Sentences
• Nouns
• Prefix
• Sentence Pattern
• Tag Questions

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