# Intelligence Bureau (IB) Personal Assistant Examination 2015-16 Held on March 20, 2016 Paper-I Question Paper With Answer Key

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Personal Assistant Examination 2015-16 Held on March 20, 2016

Paper-I

1. A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook to do it for Rs 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How much is to be paid to C?

(a)   Rs 375

(b)   Rs 400

(c)   Rs 600

(d)   Rs 800

2. At present, the ratio between the ages of A and B is 4 : 3. After 6 years, A’s age will be 26 years. What is the age of B at present?

(a)   12 yr

(b)   19 yr

(c)   21 yr

(d)   15 yr

3. Solve : 112 × 54 = ?

(a)   67000

(b)   70000

(c)   76500

(d)   77200

4. What least number must be added to 1056 so that the sum is completely divisible by 23?

(a)   2

(b)   3

(c)   18

(d)   21

5. ‘Boita Bandana’ and ‘Nua Khai’ are festivals of which State?

(a)   Odisha

(b)   Jharkhand

(c)   Bihar

(d)   Assam

6. ‘Jallikattu’, a festival on which the Supreme Court of India has recently upheld its ban, is celebrated in

(b)   Telangana

(c)   Karnataka

7. Tim Cook, the Chief Operating Officers of Apple Inc. which produces iPhones in US, was recently in news

(a)   for receiving and welcoming PM of India during his recent US visit

(b)   being the closest friend of Sundar Pichai

(c)   for highlighting the legacy of Steve Jobs

(d)   for refusing to share the code of Apple iPhones with FBI

8. Entomology is the science that studies

(a)   behaviour of human beings

(b)   insects

(c)   origin and history of technical and scientific terms

(d)   rocks

9. SAARC Secretariat is based at

(a)   Kathmandu

(c)   Colombo

(d)   New Delhi

10. Which is the oldest paramilitary force in India?

(a)   Border Security Force

(b)   ITBP

(c)   Coast Guard

(d)   Assam Rifles

11. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on

(a)   January 30, 1947

(b)   January 30, 1948

(c)   January 30, 1949

(d)   January 31, 1948

12. Who amongst the following retired as the Delhi Police Commissioner in February, 2016?

(a)   BS Bassi

(b)   Neeraj Kumar

(c)   AK Sinha

(d)   Alok Kumar Verma

13. Which among the following has never been the Union Home Minister?

(a)   P. Chidambaram

(c)   Sushil Kumar Shinde

(d)   Rajnath Singh

14. Who is the ex-officio Chairperson of National Disaster Management Authority ?

(a)   President

(b)   Home Minister

(c)   Prime Minister

(d)   Vice-President

15. Which of the following causes ‘poliomyelitis’ (commonly known as polio)?

(a)   Enterovirus

(b)   Mumps virus

(c)   Dengue virus

(d)   Rotavirus

16. Languages of which region of India belong to the Dravidian family?

(a)   Northern region

(b)   Southern region

(c)   Easter region

(d)   Western region

17. Headquarters of UNESCO is located in

(a)   Paris

(b)   London

(c)   Lisbon

(d)   New York

18. Who painted the famous portrait of ‘Mona Lisa’?

(a)   Columbus

(b)   Francesco Albani

(c)   Vasco da Gama

(d)   Leonardo da Vinci

19. The headquarters of State Bank of India is located in

(a)   Mumbai

(b)   New Delhi

(d)   Chennai

20. The Olympic symbol consists of how many intertwined rings?

(a)   4

(b)   6

(c)   7

(d)   5

21.Who was the first black President of South Africa?

(a)   Thabo Mbeki

(b)   Jacob Zuma

(c)   Nelson Mandela

(d)   PW Botha

22. Which is the highest literary award of the world?

(a)   Noble Prize

(b)   Booker Prize

(c)   Pulitzer Prize

(d)   Magsaysay Prize

23. Potato is the outgrowth of

(a)   root

(b)   fruit

(c)   leaf

(d)   stem

24. Ptyalin is an enzyme produced by which of the following glands?

(a)   Pituitary

(b)   Thyroid

(c)   Salivary

(d)   Pancreas

25. On August, 2015, which bank has launched the first of its kind fully automated digital locker ‘Smart Vault’?

(a)   ICICI

(b)   HDFC

(c)   SBI

(d)   PNB

26. Indigenous Visibility Measuring System to check the runway visual range, developed by CSIR, called a ‘Dristi’ has been recently installed at

(a)   Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

(b)   Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

(c)   Sardar Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad

(d)   Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

27. Matti Makhonan, a Finish Engineer, who died in June, 2015, was the founder of which revolutionary service of mobile phones?

(a)   Video sharing

(b)   Multimedia Messaging Service

(c)   Short Messaging Service

28. The new catchphrase launched by e-Commerce company ‘Quikr’ is

29. The Srilankan flag consists of

(a)   tiger

(b)   lion

(c)   horse

(d)   elephant

30. Which among the following is not a fundamental fight?

(a)   Right to information

(b)   Right to equality

(c)   Right against exploitation

(d)   Right to freedom of religion

31. The founder and CEO of Yes Bank’ is

(a)   Ashok Kapoor

(b)   Rana Kapoor

(c)   Uday Kapoor

(d)   Mohit Kapoor

32. Which planet is also called the ‘Blue planet’?

(a)   Earth

(b)   Saturn

(c)   Mars

(d)   Venus

33. Which data has been declared as the ‘World Yoga Day’ by the United Nations?

(a)   February 21

(b)   August 21

(c)   January 21

(d)   June 21

34. August 30 is observed as

(b)   Earth Day

(c)   No Tobacco Day

(d)   None of the above

35. In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature ?

(a)   Bihu

(b)   Onam

(c)   Pongal

(d)   Navratri

36. Who is known as ‘the Most Qualified Person in India’ according to Limca Book of Records?

(a)   Dr. Shrikant Jichkar

(b)   Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

(c)   Dr. Sumitra Devi

(d)   Dr. Kushal Chaterjee

37. Simple interest on Rs 1000 @ 10% per annum is

(a)   Rs 10

(b)   Rs 50

(c)   Rs 200

(d)   Rs 100

38. A woman is 5 years younger than her husband and 3 times as old as her daughter. If the daughter attains 21 years of age after 6 years, what is the present age of the husband?

(a)   50 yr

(b)   55 yr

(c)   40 yr

(d)   45 yr

39. If 35 ×35 = 1225, then 3.5 ×5 is

(a)   122.5

(b)   12.25

(c)   1.225

(d)   1121.5

40. Rahul purchases a watch for Rs 250 and sells it for Rs 500. His profit percentage is

(a)   200%

(b)   50%

(c)   300%

(d)   100%

41. Who gives recognition to political parties in India?

(a)   Speaker, Lok Sabha

(b)   Election Commission of India

(c)   Prime Minister

(d)   Supreme Court

42. The minimum age of the voter in India

(a)   15 yr

(b)   18 yr

(c)   21 yr

(d)   25 yr

43. The present Lok Sabha is the

(a)   13th Lok Sabha

(b)   14th Lok Sabha

(c)   15th Lok Sabha

(d)   16th Lok Sabha

44. The President convenes and prorogues all sessions of the Parliament in consultation with

(a)   Speaker, Lok Sabha

(b)   Prime Minister

(c)   the Prime Minister and the leader of opposition in Lok Sabha

(d)   None of the above

45. The President can dissolve the Lok Sabha on the

(a)   advice of the Prime Minister

(b)   advice of the Chief Justice of India

(c)   recommendation of the Lok Sabha

(d)   recommendation of the Rajya Sabha

46. The Census in India is done after a gap of how many years?

(a)   15 yr

(b)   10 yr

(c)   5 yr

(d)   20 yr

47. The National Chemical Laboratory, a constituent member of the CSIR, is situated in

(a)   New Delhi

(b)   Pune

(c)   Bengaluru

(d)   Patna

48. ‘National Archives’ is located in

(a)   Pune

(b)   Kolkata

(c)   New Delhi

(d)   Mumbai

49. Find out the next member in the series.

36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ….

(a)   20

(b)   22

(c)   23

(d)   26

50.  Find out the next number in the series.

80, 10, 70, 15, 60, …..

(a)   20

(b)   25

(c)   50

(d)   45

51. Ajanta Ellora caves are situated near

(a)   Ajmer

(b)   Jaipur

(c)   Patna

52. Swine flu is caused by

(a)   bacteria

(b)   virus

(c)   fungus

(d)   None of these

53. Which organ gets affected in Hepatitis ?

(a)   Lungs

(b)   Brain

(c)   Heart

(d)   Liver

54. Which one is not the blood group?

(a)   A

(b)   B

(c)   K

(d)   O

55. AIDS is an acronym for

(a)   Anti Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

(b)   Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

(c)   Anti Immuno Deficiency Symptom

(d)   Acquired Immuno Deficiency Symptom

56. ‘Apsara’ is the name of India’s first

(a)   railway locomotive

(b)   helicopter

(c)   nuclear reactor

(d)   unmanned aircraft

57. Siachen is a

(a)   desert frontier zone between India Pakistan

(b)   frontier zone between Afghanistan and India

(c)   frontier zone in India and Myanmar

(d)   glacier frontier zone between India and Pakistan

58. Golconda fort is a in which State?

(a)   Telangana

(b)   Gujarat

(d)   Karnataka

59. The pigment that gives colour to the skin is

(a)   carotin

(b)   melanin

(c)   gelatin

(d)   haemoglobin

60. As per ICC ranking list released on December 31, 2015, which Indian cricketer was declared No. 1 test bowler?

(a)   Harbhajan Singh

(c)   Mohd. Shami

(d)   Ravichandran Ashwin

61. 2016 Olympics are being held at

(a)   Paris

(b)   Rio de Janeiro

(c)   Brazilia

(d)   Seoul

62. Which country is not a member of BRICS?

(a)   Russia

(b)   India

(c)   Bhutan

(d)   China

63. The intersecting lines drawn on maps and globes are

(a)   latitudes

(b)   longitudes

(c)   geographic grids

(d)   None of these

64. The land area of which of these continents is the least?

(a)   Africa

(b)   Asia

(c)   Europe

(d)   Australia

65. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

(a)   Darjeeling

(c)   Shimla

(d)   Dispur

66. Which of the following is used in pencils?

(a)   Sulphur

(b)   Graphite

(c)   Charcoal

(d)   None of these

67. Which keys enable the input of numbers quickly?

(a)   Ctrl, shift and alt

(b)   Function keys

(c)   Arrow keys

68. On CD-RW, you can

(c)   read, write and rewrite information

(d)   only write information

69. ASCII stands for

(a)   American Special Computer for Information Interchange

(b)   American Standard Computer for Information Interchange

(c)   American Standard Code for Information Interchange

(d)   American Special Code for Information Interchange

70. Which of the following can input images, pictures, etc to a computer?

(a)   Plotter

(b)   Mouse

(c)   Printer

(d)   Scanner

71. The range of frequencies that a medium can pass is called

(a)   Bit

(b)   Bit rate

(c)   Bandwidth

(d)   Bit interval

72. Who was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade of January, 2016?

(a)   Francois Hollande, French President

(b)   Barack Obama, US President

(c)   Shinzo Abe, PM Japan

(d)   Yingluck Shinawatra, PM Thailand

(b)   Odisha

(d)   Kerala

74. A chair is bought for Rs 900 and sold at Rs 810. Find the gain or loss percentage?

(a)   10% gain

(b)   10% loss

(c)   12% loss

(d)   12% gain

75. Solve : 64% of 2650 + 40% of 320 = ?

(a)   1824

(b)   1902

(c)   1829

(d)   1964

76. Who is the present Chief of Army Staff?

(a)   Dalbir Singh Suhaag

(b)   VK Singh

(c)   Bikram Singh

(d)   Deepak Kumar

77. Fiscal policy in India is formulated by

(a)   Reserve Bank of India

(b)   NITI Aayog

(c)   Ministry of Finance

(d)   None of the above

78. For which category of differently abled candidates has the USC allowed the use of scribes?

(a)   Deaf

(b)   Blind

(c)   Physically impaired

(d)   Dumb

79. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was nationalized in the year

(a)   1935

(b)   1945

(c)   1949

(d)   1969

80. The present kit sponsor of Indian cricket team, is

(a)   Reebok

(c)   Puma

(d)   Nike

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