Placement Paper For TCS | July 2008 (
1. In a class 3/5 of the students are girls and rest are boys.
If 2/9 of the girls and ?
of the boys are absent. What parts of the total number of students are present?
2. The maximum number of students among whom
1001 pens and 910 pencils can be distributed in such a way that each students
gets same number of pens and same number of pencils. is :
3. Unit digit in (264) ^102+ (264)^ 103+ is:
4. Which one of the following is the least?
5. A person who spends 66 2/3% of his income is
able to save Rs.1, 200 per month.
His monthly expenses (in Rs) is:
6. If 80% of A =50% of B and B =x% of A, then the
value of x is :
7. If x is 80% of y, what percent of x is y?
8. In a town, the population was 8000. In one year,
male population increased by 10% and female population increased by 8% but the
total population increased by 9%. The number of males in the town was:
9. In an examination, there were 1000 boys and
800 girls. 60% of the boys and 50% of the girls passed. Find the percent of the
10. If A exceeds B by 40%, B is less than C by
20%, then A: C is:
(1) 28: 25
(2) 26: 25
(3) 3: 2
(4) 3: 1
11. Price of sugar rises by 20%. By how much
percent should the consumption of
sugar be reduced so that the expenditure does not changes?
(3) 16 2/3
12. In a school 70% of the students are girls.
The number of boys are 510. Then the
total number of students in the school is :
13. Applied to a bill for Rs.1, 00,000 the
difference between a discount of 40% and
two successive discount of 36% and 4% is :
14. A tradesman marks his goods 10% above his cost
price. If he allows his customers 10% discount on the marked price, how much
profit or loss does he make, if any?
(1) 1% gain
(4) No gain, no loss
15. A discount of 15% on one article is the same
as discount of 20% on a second
Article. The costs of the two articles can be :
16. An agent gets a commission of 2.5% on the
sales of cloth. If on a certain day, He gets Rs.12.50 as commission, the cloth
sold through him on that day is worth:
17. Compound interest (compounded annually) on a
certain sum of money for 2 Years at 4% per annum is Rs.102.The simple interest
on the same sum for the same rate and for the same period will be :
18. A sum of money becomes 7/6 of itself in 3
years at certain rate of simple interest. The rate per annum is :
(2) 6 %
19. The simple interest in a certain sum at 5%
per annum for 3 years and 4 years differ by Rs.42. The sum is :
20. If 'M ? N' means 'M is the daughter of N',
'M + N' means 'M is the father of N', M ÷ N' means ' 'M is the mother of N',
and 'M – N' means 'M is the brother of N' then in the expression 'P ÷ Q + R-
T ? K', how 'P is related to K'?
5) None of these
A few days ago when the alleged murderer of Meerut professor Kavita Rani
decided to turn himself in to the law, he chose a television studio to enact his
surrender. For the rest of the day, the 'dramatic' act was played ceaselessly on
the channel, the flashing ticker a constant reminder that the channel had
exclusive pictures of the surrender.
To be honest, it wasn't a surprise. A few months ago, we at IBN7 were
telephoned by another killer on the run offering to come to the studio to
'announce' his surrender. We prevaricated, and even suggested to the man that he
might be better off going to the police station. Sure enough, an hour later, the
killer had surfaced in a rival studio just a few hundred metres away. May be
next time we won't be quite so diffident. Maybe next time it won't just be a
surrender, but an actual 'murder' that takes place inside a television studio,
with the obvious flash, “only on this channel”.
I am being dead serious. In the maddening whirl of 24-hour news television,
no one is quite sure just what direction so-called 'Reality TV' will take. Why
should you want to watch Bigg Boss when the real thing is here?
The year 2006 was when Reality TV on Indian news channels took off — making
the car chases and courtroom dramas that have dominated American television
shows seem like yesterday's tired features. A Patna professor and his teenaged
lover played out their love story on prime time. A retired IPS officer
transformed himself into a real-life Radha for the television cameras. An
elderly man from Madhya Pradesh brought an obscure village onto the national map
by claiming that he could predict the time of his death. An item girl fought a
smalltime musician over a public kiss. A village of snakes, a car that allegedly
could be driven without anyone at the wheels, sea water that had turned sweet...
there was no end, it seems, to the 'imagination' of the television channels. Not
to forget the 'prince' of reality television: a little boy from Haryana who, by
falling into a roadside pit, ensured that his rescue became a 24x7 soap opera
that appeared to bring an entire nation to a standstill.
The self-appointed media critics have been quick to jump at these stories,
accusing television channels of being purveyors of 'tamasha news'. The
socialist-style condescension that marks so much of television criticism is not
without irony The very newspapers and newsmagazines that will write dismissively
about news channels will not think twice before doing cover stories on Ten ways
to achieve celebrity status' or spurious sex surveys on the Indian male. Bottom
line this is not a battle between 'responsible' print versus 'tabloid'
television. Instead, this is symptomatic of a deeper crisis of content that
pervades the entire media, print and television.
As newspapers have many more supplements, as television channels become more
and more competitive, there is obvious pressure to fill news space. The results
are apparent — trivia gets passed off as news, titillation of the viewer/
reader takes precedence over solid information. Nor is it easy for a news editor
to make the right choices. Just put yourself in the mind of a television news
editor, especially in a Hindi news channel, where the competitive are perhaps
the greatest. What does the editor do when week after week he finds that the
programmes that get him maximum ratings are those where he has 'found' —or,
worse still, 'created' — some 'action', preferably live and unedited?
If the choice is between a group of professors engaged in a minor scuffle
with the police, and a cabinet meeting on disinvestments, the temptation to stay
with the 'action' story is obvious. After all, as the venerable British
broadcaster, the late Sir Robin Day, once put it, “ Television tends to be a
tabloid medium, at its best, when there is war and disaster.”
And yet let's not dismiss reality television as is being played out on the
news channels as being necessarily harmful. What the television critics keep
missing out on is that Reality TV, like all technology, is uniquely amoral. It
is neither good nor bad. It simply exists, like the Internet. It exists and
funnels social and political power to far greater numbers of people than before.
During the Socialist Raj, Doordarshan dispensed advice through Krishi Darshan
and the viewers were supposed to have no mind of their own. Reality TV
recognizes the viewer as king. Maybe this leads to sensationalism; maybe this
leads to tamasha news and to tabloid bulletins. But it also empowers the viewer
in a very unique way. It empowers him to sensationalize his life, to become an
activist for justice and to participate in public debates as never before. In
the process, it is heralding a much-needed change in traditional news
The classical question of 'What is news?' is now being subjected to its
sternest examination yet. Should every speech made by the Prime Minister or the
President in Vigyan Bhavan merit the top headline of the day? Why should
ministerial handouts and banal statements make the only 'news' in this country?
As a power shift is effected from State to civil society, should 'news' not
reflect more and more of the energies of the new India? And why should
individual stories of hope and despair not be prime time news?
Take for example, the Prince story. At the end of the day, the struggle of a
little boy to live was not just 'of' public interest, but also was 'in' public
interest. It's a story that deserved to be told, and told well. The real
question is: did it deserve to be told non-stop for 48 hours as if there was no
other news across the country and the world for an entire weekend?
It is also important to recognize that the interests of civil society are
enhanced only when the complexities of the world around us are unraveled. Not
all these stories have 'action' or are necessarily 'viewer-friendly'. But that
alone cannot minimize their importance. So, while the Indo-US nuclear deal might
not seem like the ideal television story, it's story that again must be told and
Similarly, while 'little Prince in the pit' might be an ideal television news
'event', just why so many children below the age of six are still going hungry
in this country as revealed in a recent study is also a story that deserves the
same commitment to news gathering. The 'hunger story' may not quite get the
ratings of a reality show, but to be a prisoner of ratings alone would be to
destroy the very soul of journalism.
Of course, this is easier said than done in today's market-driven media
environment. But as journalists look to the future, the time for introspection
Maybe in 2007, there will be more stage-managed studio surrenders, and many
more stories of crime and passion that will be played out. We will cover them no
doubt with frenetic energy. But maybe we need to save some of the energy to ask
why murderers are choosing television studios to make their confessional
statements. The answer may be interesting, if discomfiting.
21. According to the passage, Reality TV is
1) a nomenclature that snacks of vagueness.
2) a befitting nomenclature.
3) a befitting nomenclature given the success of shows like Bigg Boss.
4) not a just name because acts on it are after all orchestrated.
5) not dependence on any script.
22. The author takes a dig at media critics because
1) they should not sit in judgment on what their television counterparts do.
2) the print media is a worse titillator.
3) they are as much guilty of highlighting trivia.
4) they fail to recognize the main issue of crisis of content.
5) they are harping on something that has now become a part of the wave.
23. The author makes Krishi Darshan
1) a major demerit of Doordarshan.
2) a major demerit of the Socialist Raj.
3) a symbol of the Doordarshan dictatorship.
4) a symbol of the Socialist Raj.
5) an antithesis of democracy.
24. The author is of the view that Reality TV
1) will continue to rule the roost as this is what viewers want.
2) should be taken with a pinch of salt because reality is not the same a
portrayed on your TV.
3) deserves a place on the TV but it should not usurp space of significant
4) will not last long because fashion is a fleeting concept.
5) needs to be stopped if people are to be saved from turning into morons.
25. Which of the following is a correct statement
on the basis of the passage?
1) The author is among the first to grab at an opportunity for a Reality TV
2) Bigg Boss is the epitome of Reality TV.
3) Television is not as responsible as the print media.
4) Reality TV is not necessarily harmful.
5) Reality TV keeps us away from art that is far removed from reality.
ANSWERS: 1.(1) 2.(1)
3.(1) 4.(4) 5.(2) 6.(3)
7.(4) 8.(1) 9.(3) 10.(1)
11.(3) 12.(2)13.(2) 14.(2) 15.(4) 16.(2)
17.(3) 18.(1) 19.(4) 20.(5)
21. (1) 22. (3) 23. (4) 24. (3)