2009 ICICI Placement Paper:-

1. In a class composed of x girls and y boys what part of the class is composed of girls

A.y/(x + y) B.x/xy C.x/(x + y) D.y/xy


2. What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of cream that can be filled with a 4-gallon can of cream(2 pt.=1 qt. and 4 qt.=1 gal)

A.16 B.24 C.30 D.64


3. If the operation,^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y,what is the value of a in 2 ^ a = a ^ 3

A.0 B.1 C.-1 D.4


4. A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee,putting in 2 parts of a 33p. a gm. grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm.If the mixture is changed to 1 part of the 33p. a gm. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade,how much will the shop save in blending 100 gms.

A.Rs.90 B.Rs.1.00 C.Rs.3.00 D.Rs.8.00


5.There are 200 questions on a 3 hr examination.Among these questions are 50 mathematics problems.It is suggested that twice as much time be spent on each maths problem as for each other question.How many minutes should be spent on mathematics problems

A.36 B.72 C.60 D.100


6. In a group of 15,7 have studied Latin, 8 have studied Greek, and 3 have not studied either.How many of these studied both Latin and Greek

A.0 B.3 C.4 D.5


7. If 13 = 13w/(1-w) ,then (2w)2 =

A.1/4 B.1/2 C.1 D.2


8. If a and b are positive integers and (a-b)/3.5 = 4/7, then

(A) b < a (B) b > a (C) b = a (D) b >= a

(Ans. A)

9. In june a baseball team that played 60 games had won 30% of its game played. After a phenomenal winning streak this team raised its average to 50% .How many games must the team have won in a row to attain this average?

A. 12 B. 20 C. 24 D. 30

(Ans. C)

10.M men agree to purchase a gift for Rs. D. If three men drop out how much more will each have to contribute towards the purchase of the gift/

A. D/(M-3) B. MD/3 C. M/(D-3) D. 3D/(M2-3M)

(Ans. D)

11. If a boat is moving in upstream with velocity of 14 km/hr and goes downstream with a velocity of 40 km/hr, then what is the speed of the stream ? (a) 13 km/hr (b) 26 km/hr (c) 34 km/hr (d) none of these
(Ans. A)

12. Find the value of ( 0.75 * 0.75 * 0.75 - 0.001 ) / ( 0.75 * 0.75 - 0.075 + 0.01)
(a) 0.845 (b) 1.908 (c) 2.312 (d) 0.001

(Ans. A)

13. A can have a piece of work done in 8 days, B can work three times faster than the A, C can work five times faster than A. How many days will they take to do the work together ?

(a) 3 days (b) 8/9 days (c) 4 days (d) can't say

(Ans. B)

14. A car travels a certain distance taking 7 hrs in forward journey, during the return journey increased speed 12km/hr takes the times 5 hrs.What is the distancetravelled

(a) 210 kms (b) 30 kms (c) 20 kms (c) none of these

(Ans. B)

Questions 15-20 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C) and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

15. After the funeral, the residents of the apartment building __________

a. sent faithfully flowers all weeks to the cemetery.
b. sent to the cemetery each week flowers faithfully.
c. sent flowers faithfully to the cemetery each week.
d. sent each week faithfully to the cemetery flowers.

16. Because the first pair of pants did not fit properly, he asked for ________

a. another pants
b. others pants
c. the others ones
d. another pair

17. The committee has met and _________

a. they have reached a decision
b. it has formulated themselves some opinions
c. its decision was reached at
d. it has reached a decision

18. Alfred Adams has not ________

a. lived loneliness in times previous
b. never before lived sole
c. ever lived alone before
d. before lived without the company of his friends

19. Johnís score on the test is the highest in the class; ___________

a. he should study last night
b. he should have studied last night
c. he must have studied last night
d. he must had to study last night

20. Henry will not be able to attend the meeting tonight because _________

a. he must to teach a class
b. he will be teaching a class
c. of he will teach a class
d. he will have teaching a class

Choose the combination of words which you think will best fit the spaces for each question. Your answers should be grammatical and make the most sense. See how many you can do in 4 minutes.

21.The ______ of the venture might have been predicted if ______ attention had been paid to the report which pinpointed several fundamental problems.

A. failure, no B. failure, less C. failure, more D. success, more E. success, greater

22. The problem is not so ______ the total amount of funding assigned to the department, but rather that this funding has been _____ too thinly amongst individual managers.

A. much, given B. much, spread C. much, focused D. uniquely, assigned E. Uniquely, distributed

23. How many times over the period did branches A, B or C experience a reduction in profit?

A. 0 B. 1 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5

24. By what percentage did the total profit made by branches A, B and C increase from year 1 to year 3?

A. 2% B. 2.2% C.20% D. 22% E. 102%

25.temporary staff are paid $6.00 per hour. If 47 hours were worked last week by each of 7 temporary staff, what was the total bill?

A. $197 B. $282 C. $329 D. $846 E. $1974