Government Of India, Ministry Of Railways Railway Recruitment Boards Centralised Exams Model Question Paper/Practice Test

  1. Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

(Q Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra

  • Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu
  1. Which of the following is converted into glucose in the human body before being utilised to provide energy ?
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Carbohydrates
  • None of these
  1. What is the most suitable unit to measure the distance of any star ?
  • Coulomb (B) Nautical Mile
  • Light Year (D) Amperes
  1. Which of the following Indian compa-nies was the first to be listed on Nasdaq ?
  • Wipro (B) ITC
  • Infotech (D)Infosys
  1. India’s information technology capital is
  • Pune (B) Chennai

(C) Bengaluru      (D) Hyderabad

  1. The ruins of Hampi are found in which of the following States ?
  • Andhra Pradesh (B) Karnataka

(C) Tamil Nadu (D)Odisha

  1. The author of ‘Malgudi Days’ is
  • K. Narayan
  • R. Narayanan
  • K. Narayanan
  • K Laxman
  1. Which of the following is a morning Raga ?
  • Todi (B) Darbari

(C) Bhopali           (D)Bhim Palasi

  1. Which of the following is used by T.V remote control units to operate a T.V set ?
  • Light waves (B) Sound waves

(C) Microwaves   (D) Radiowaves

  1. Who among the following stream­lined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji ?
  • Raja Ram
  • Balaji Viswanath
  • Ganga Bai
  • Nanaji Deshmukh
  1. The sensation of fatigue in the muscles after prolonged strenuous physical work is caused by
  • A decrease in the supply of oxygen
  • Minor wear and tear of muscle fibres
  • The depletion of glucose
  • The accumulation of lactic acid
  1. A small pouch containing silica gel is often found in bottles of medicine in tablet or powder form because silica gel
  • Kills bacteria
  • Kills germs and spores
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Absorbs all gases present inside the bottle
  1. A ‘Black Hole’ is a body in space which does not allow any radiation to come out. This property is due to its
  • Very small size
  • Very large size
  • Very high density
  • Very low density
  1. Endoscopy, a technique used to explore the stomach or other inner parts of the body, is based on the phenomenon of
  • Total internal reflection
  • Interference
  • Diffraction
  • Polarisation
  1. For which of the following, capillarity is not the sole reason ?
  • Soaking of ink
  • Rising of ground water
  • The spreading of water drops on the cotton cloth
  • Rising of water from the roots to the leaves of plants
  1. Lord Mountbatten came to India with special instructions as Viceroy of India to
  • Divide Indian subcontinent
  • Unite India, if possible
  • Accept the demand of Jinnah for Pakistan
  • Bring the Congress round to accept the division of India
  1. Which of the following sultanates of Delhi is famous for constructing the biggest network of canals in India ?
  • Iltutmish
  • Gyasuddin Tughlaq
  • Ferozeshah Tughlaq
  • Sikander Lodi
  1. Which of the following stars is closest to the earth ?
  • Dhruv (B) Alpha Centauri

(C) Sun            (D) Sirius

  1. A girl is swinging in a swing in sitting position. When the girl is in standing position, then the duration of the swing
  • Is lesser
  • Is longer
  • Depends upon the height of the girl
  • No change
  1. Alamatty dam is located on which of the following rivers ?
  • Godavari ‘ (B) Cauverv (C) Krishna (D)Mahanadi
  1. Which of the following is grown by transplanting ?
  • Maize (B) Sorghum

(C) Onion             (D)Soyabeen

  1. The G.T. Road was built during the reign of
  • East India Company
  • British Government
  • Sher Shah Suri
  • Akbar
  1. Which State in India is the largest producer of saffron ?
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Kerala
  • Bihar
  • Assam
  1. Who discovered the atom bomb ?
  • Otto Hahn
  • Albert Einstein
  • Edison
  • Lord Rutherford
  1. Which of the following is the National Flower of India ?
  • Lotus (B) Sunflower

(C) Lily                  (D)Rose

  1. C. V. Raman was awarded Nobel Prize in
  • Literature (B) Medicine

(C) Physics . (D) Chemistry

  1. Alphonso is
  • Sub-type of rose
  • Sub-type of apple
  • Sub-type of grapes
  • Sub-type of mango
  1. The last Mughal emperor was
  • Aurangzeb
  • Mohammad Shah Rangeela (Q Wajid AH Shah
  • Bahadur Shah Zafar

  1. The President of the Committee which prepared the draft of the Indian Constitution was
  • Rajagopalachari
  • Gopalswamy Ayyangar
  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai
  • -B. R. Ambedkar
  1. Light year is the unit of
  • Distance (B) Sound
  • Light (D)Heat
  1. In mammals, the most developed part of the brain, by which a man can procreate, invent machines and evolve langauges and arts, is
  • Cerebrum
  • Cerebellum
  • Medulla Oblongata
  • None of these
  1. Saka Era, which starts from 78 A.D., represents
  • Kanishka’s reign
  • Prosperity of Harsha

(Q Shivaji’s reign

  • Chandragupta’s reign
  1. Black soil areas in India are limited to which of the following regions ?
  • The plains of Ganga
  • Southern region
  • Himalayan region
  • Eastern delta region
  1. Vasco da Gama, who reached India through sea route via Cape of Good Hope, first arrived in

(A) Goa                 (B) Daman

  • Diu (D) Calicut
  1. Who among the following was the most talented scientist, engineer, mathe­matician, scholar, artist, sculptor, musician and a great writer ?
  • Picasso
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  1. How many spokes are there in the Chakra of the Indian National Flag?

(A) 20                     (B) 24

(C) 32                     (D)None of these

  1. The first railway line was constructed during the rule of
  • Lord Dalhousie
  • James Cornwallis
  • Warren Hastings
  • Lord Bentinck
  1. Liquefied petroleum gas consists of mainly
  • Methane, butane and propane
  • Methane, ethane and hexane
  • Ethane, hexane and neon
  • None of these
  1. In a group of five people, K, L and M are ambitious, M, N and R are honest, L, M and N are intelligent and K, N and R are industrious. Among these, neither industrious nor ambitious person(s) would include
  • K alone
  • L and R
  • M and N
  • None in the group
  1. The minimum land area recommended for the forest cover to maintain proper ecological balance in India is

(A) 25%                  (B) 33%

.(C) 43%                 (D)53%

  1. From the third century A.D. when the Huns’ invasion ended the Roman empire, the Indian merchants relied more and more on the
  • African Trade
  • West-European Trade
  • South-East Asian Trade
  • Middle-Eastern Trade
  1. There was no independent development of industries in India during the British rule, because of the
  • Absence of heavy industries
  • Scarcity of foreign capital
  • Scarcity of natural resources
  • Preference of the rich to invest in land
  1. Which one of the following agricultural practices is eco-friendly ?

(A) Organic farming

.(B) Shifting cultivation

  • Cultivation of high yielding varieties
  • Growing plants in glass houses
  1. Which Indian nationalist leader looked upon a war between Germany and Britain as a godsend opportunity which would enable Indians to exploit the situation to their advantage ?
  • Rajagopalachari
  • A. Jinnah
  • Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  1. A sold his watch for Rs. 190, thus losing 5%. What was the C.P. of the watch ?

(A)  Rs. 237.5        (B) Rs. 220

(C)  Rs. 200           (D)None of these

  1. A train left a station with some definite number of passengers. At the first stop, half of the passengers left and 135 entered. At the second stop, l/3rd of the passengers left and 110 entered. Then the train moved with 350 passengers for its destination. How many passengers were there when the train departed from the starting point ?

(A)  1,200                (B) 1,600

(C)  450                  (D)None of these

  1. Roshan’s income increased by 25% and became one and a half times the income of Deepak. Before the increase, what were the total emoluments of Roshan ?
  • 1875
  • 3750
  • Cannot be determined
  • None of these
  1. A and B can finish a work in 16 days while A alone can do the same work in 24 days. Therefore, in how many days can B alone finish the same work ?

(A) 24                     (B) 36

(C) 48                     (D)None of these

  1. The area of an ellipse is twice that of a circle. The major diameter of the ellipse is twice that of the minor diameter. The radius of the circle is
  • 50% of the minor diameter of the ellipse
  • 50% of the major diameter of the ellipse
  • Minor diameter of the ellipse
  • Major diameter of the ellipse
  1. If 15 pumps of equal capacity can fill a tank in 7 days, then how many extra pumps will be required to fill the tank in 5 days ?

(A)  6                      (B) 7

(Q   14                     (D) 21

  1. A ball is dropped from the top of -a high building with a constant acceleration of 9.8 m/s2. What will be its velocity after 3 seconds ?

(A)  9.8 m/s          (B) 19.6 m/s

(C)  20.4 m/s          (D) 39.2 m/s

  1. When three coins are tossed together, the probability that all coins have the same face up is

(A)} (B>7 (Qj <P)£

  1. The length, breadth and height of a room are /, b and h respectively. The perimeter of the ceiling can be expressed as what percentage of the total area of the four walls ?

(A)  100 h               (B) 100/h

(C)  h                      (D)h/100

  1. 12 x 12 x 0.012 = ?

(A)  0.01688            (B) 0.1728

(C)  1.728                (D) 0.01728

3.6 X 0.48 X 250

  1. ———————– = ?

0.12×0.09×0.5 (A)    80            (B) 800

(C)  80000              (D)8000

  • 3 3
  1. 11—+ 9 —x 5-
  • 8 5



35 x 35 •

  1. In the equation, (*/21) x (*/189) = 1, which of the following numbers will replace both the asterisks ?

(A) 21                  ‘ (B) 63

(Q 3969                  (D) None of these

  1. A train runs @ 36 km/hr. In 3 minutes, it will run

(A) 1800 m             (B) 5000 m ■

(C) 180 m               (D)None of these

  1. When the price of a cycle was reduced by 20%, then the number of cycles sold increased by 20%. What was the net effect on the sale ?

(A) 4% decrease (B) 4% increase (Q 10% increase (D)None of these

  1. Dileep buys a T.V. set at a discount of 20% and sells it at 20% more than its price. What will be his gain ?

(A) 40%                  (B) 50%

(Q 20%                   (D) None of these

  1. If two tables and three chairs cost Rs. 3500, while three tables and two chairs cost Rs. 4000, then the price of one table is

(A) Rs. 1,500          (B)Rs. 1,000

(C) Rs. 750            (D)None of these

  1. If 178 x 34 = 6052, then

6.052 -t- 17.8 = ?

(A) 34                     (B) 0.34

(C) 0.034                (D) None of these

  1. What sum will amount to Rs. 6,600 in 4 years at 8% p.a. simple interest ?

(A) Rs. 6,000         (B) Rs. 5,000

(C) Rs. 6,200 (D)None of these

  1. A cube of lead with edges measuring 6 cm each is melted and formed into 27 equal cubes. What will be the length of the edges of the new cubes ?

(A) 3 cm                 (B) 4 cm

(C) 2 cm                 (D)None of these

  1. The father is 5 years older than mother and the mother’s age now is thrice the age of the daughter. The daughter is now 10 years old. What was the father’s age when the daughter was born ?

(A) 20                     (B) 15

(C) 25                     (D) None of these

  1. If 4Y – 24 < 8, then which of the following would not be the correct value of Y ?

(A) 6                       (B) 8

(C) 7                       (D)None of these

  1. ‘A’ can do a piece of work in 20 days, ‘B’ in 15 days and ‘C’ in 12 days. In how many days can ‘A’ finish the work if he is assisted by “B’ on one day and ‘C’ on the next alternately ?

(A) 14                      (B) 6

(C) 8                       (D)None of these

  1. A man makes his upward journey @16 kmph and downward journey @ 28 kmph. What is his average speed?
  • 32 kmph
  • 56 kmph
  • 22 kmph
  • None of these
  1. The difference between the largest and the smallest of the fractions

5/8, 7/12″, 1/3, 2/5 is

(A) 1/4                   (B) 5/24

(C) 7/24                 (D)None of these


If the above piece of paper is folded at the cutmarks, then how it will look like. Choose your answer from the four alternatives given below.


(Q (D)



Which of the following alternatives (A),

  • , (Q and (D) is a part of the complete figure gjven above ?

(B) (D)


In the above figure, the frustum of a square pyramid is shown. When seen from the above in the direction of the arrow, how fit will look like ?

“rf wf
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What is the total number of triangles in the given diagram ?

(A) 10                    (B) 12

  • 13 (D)18
  1. Problem Figures


Identify the missing one from the Answer Figures given below :



(A)             (B)            (C)          (D)

  1. A, B, C, D, E and F, not necessarily in that order, are sitting in six chairs placed around a round table. It is observed that A is between D and F.

C is opposite to D.

D and E are not on neighbouring chairs.

Which one of the following must be true ?

  • A is opposite B
  • D is opposite E
  • C and B are neighbours
  • B and E are neighbours

l.(A)         2. (C)         3. (C)            4. (D)

  1. (C) 6. (B)        7. (A)            8. (A)
  2. (A) 10. (A)       11. (D)           12. (C)
  3. (C) 14. (A)   _  15. (B)           16. (A)
  4. (C) 18. (C)        19. (B)          20. (B)
  5. (C) 22. (C)       23. (A)          24. (A)
  6. (A) 26. (C)       27. (D)          28. (D)
  7. (D) 30. (A)   ■> 31. (A)         32. (A)
  8. (B) 34. (D)      35. (D)          36. (B)
  9. (A) 38. (D)      39. (D)          40. (B)
  10. (Q 42. (A) 43. (A)          44. (C)
  11. (C) : S.P. = Rs. 190, Loss = 5% S.P.X100

100 – loss%

190X100 : Let the number of passengers sitting in the train originally was x.

After 1st stop, the number of


passengers = x——- x + 135


= — + 135 2

After 2nd stop, the number of passengers

= —| — + 135 | + 110 3 12


253 -s- 11 of 23 = (253 * 11) x 23 = 23 x 23 = 529

—    = 0.909,— = 0.933

11                                 15

12                                13

—    = 0.923, — = 0.928

13                             14

35     75      28

3 ‘ 8             5

_ 35. JL ii

3      75       5

_ 7x8x28 3X 75

• _ 2 x 28 x 28 225

: (*)2 = 21 X 189 = 21 X 21 X 3 => * = 63

:36 km in 60 minutes i.e. 36000 m in 60 minutes i.e. 600 m in 1 minute i.e. 1800 m in 3 minutes

:Let Marked Price = Rs. 100 Discount = 20%

C.P. – Rs. 80, S.P. = Rs. 120 Gain = 50%

: 2T + 3C = 3500 3T + 2C = 4000 5T + 5C = 7500 => T + C = 1500 T – C = 500 => T = 1000, C = 500 6.052 _ 6052 _ 34 17800                                100


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BEPS: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) refers to tax-planning strategies that would exploit the gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations where there is little or no economic activity, resulting in little of no overall corporate tax being paid. These norms were announced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in October 2015 to close tax loopholes. India has decided to implement these guidelines from April 1, 2016.

Anniversaries & Days

National Defence Day: March 3 National Security Day: March 4 National Safety Day: March 4 . International Women’s Day:

March 8

CISF Raising Day: March 9 Central Industrial Security Force Day: March 12

World Consumer Day: March 15 World Disabled Day: March 15 National Vaccination Day: March 16 National Ordinance Factories Day:

March 18

World Sparrow Day: March 20 World Forestry Day: March 21 World Water Day: March 22 World Meteorological Day: March 23

World TB Day: March 24 Bangladesh Liberation Day: March 26

World Theatre Day: March 27


Filippo Grandi takes charge as UN High Commissioner for Refugees :

Senior UN official Mr. Filippo Grandi from Italy took the charge as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on January 4, 2016.

He succeeds Mr. Antonio Guterres of Portugal who retired after
heading the Refugee Agency for a decade. Mr. Filippo will have tenure of five years. He has worked in international affairs for over 30 years as an Italian diplomat, of which 27 years, he spent with the United Nations.

Pavel Filip appointed as Moldova’s new Prime Minister : Mr. Pavel Filip was appointed as the new Prime Minister by Moldovan President Mr. Nicolae Timofti on January 20,           2016.

He was earlier serving as Minister of Informational Technologies and Communications.

He would be the third PM of Moldova in less than a year.

The appointment follows the rise and fall of two Prime Ministers in 2015— Mr. Chiril Gaburici in June 2015 and Mr. Valeriu Strelet in October 2015.

Paul Kaba Thieba appointed as Prime Minister of Burkina Faso : Mr. Paul Kaba Thieba was named as the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on January 7, 2016 by the President, Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore. The announcement was made a week after the president was sworn in as the country’s first new leader in almost

______________  three decades,

Paul Kaba Thieba following election

————————  in November 2015.

Mr. Thieba has worked for many years as an economist for the West African central bank, BCEAO, in Ivory Coast.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa elected as new Portugal President : Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was elected the Portugal’s new President on January 24, 2016 in a decisive victory for the centre-right opposition, two months after an anti­austerity Socialist government came to          power.

Mr. Marcelo, a centre-right Social Democrats candi­date and a former journalist, won the election           by

securing 52 percent of votes.

Tsai Ing-wen elected as first female President of Taiwan :    Pro-

Independence Opposition candidate of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Ms. Tsai Ing-wen was elected as first, female and 14th President of Taiwan on January 16, 2016.

Ms. Tsai’s victory is the    biggest

mandate ever won by a DPP president and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949. In the 2016 general elections, DPP emerged victorious with 56 percent of the total vote share.

Dinesh Sharma elected to Board of Directors of AIIB : Mr. Dinesh Sharma, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Finance was on January 17, 2016 elected to the 12-member Board of Directors of the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). A secret ballot for the post was held on January 16, 2016. It is the first Board of Directors of AIIB in which 57 nations are founding members, including India.

Pavan Kapoor is India’s new Ambassador to Israel : Mr. Pavan Kapoor, a 1990-batch IFS officer, was on January 7, 2016 named as India’s “■ new Ambassador to Israel. Mr. Kapoor will       replace

Mr. Jaideep Sarkar. ’He is at present High Commissioner of India in Maputo. Mr. Kapoor has served, in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kiev, London and Geneva, apart from serving in the Ministry of External Affairs and the PM’s Office during his diplomatic career.

Devender Kumar Sikri sworn in as Chairman of Competition Commission of India :

Mr. Devender Kumar Sikri, on January 11, 2016 was sworn in as the Chairman of Competition

Commission of India (CCI). His oath to the office was administered by Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun J aidey. Mr. Sikri succeeded Mr. AshokChawla. He will have a tenure of about two and a half years, that is, till he attains the age of 65 years.

Sailesh appointed as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India : Additional Secretary of Home Affairs, Mr. Sailesh, on January 7, 2016 was appointed as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. He is a 1985- batch Assam- Meghalaya-cadre IAS officer

and succeeds Mr. C. Chandramauli. He has been appointed for a period till July 28, 2017.

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