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INFOSYS PAPER - 19 JUN 2005 - DELHI
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There were two papers : - Aptitude and English

Aptitude Paper contained 10 questions in 60 mins:
While               driving through the countryside one day I saw a farmer tending his               pigs and ducks in his yard. I was curious to know how many of each               he had. I stopped the car and inquired.
Leaning on the stile           jovially, he replied, "I have altogether 60 eyes and 86 feet between           them".

I drove off calculating           in my mind exact dugs and pigs he had. What do you think is the answer           ? (4 Marks)

Sol : 13 Pigs and 17           Ducks.

Here               is a simple arithmetical puzzle set by Longfellow in his own               flowery, poetical language.
If one-fifth of a hive           of bees flew to the badamba flower, one-third flew to the slandbara,           three times the difference of these two numbers flew to an arbour, and           one bee continued to fly about, attracted            on each side by the fragrant Ketaki and Malati, what was the           total number of bees ? (4 Marks)

Sol : The number of bees           was 15.

There               are 100 men in town. Out of which 85% were married, 70% have a               phone, 75% own a car, 80% own a house. What is the maximum number               of people who are married, own a phone, own a car and own a house               ? ( 3 marks)
Sol: 15% (check it).

There               are 10 Red, 10 Blue, 10 Green, 10 Yellow, 10 White balls in a bag.               If you are blindfolded and asked to pick up the balls from the               bag, what is the minimum number of balls required to get a pair of               atleast one colour ? ( 2 Marks)
Sol : 6 balls.

Triplet               who usually wear same kind and size of shoes, namely, Annie,               Danny, Fanny. Once one of them broke a glass in kitchen and their               shoe prints were there on floor of kitchen. When their mother               asked who broke Annie said, "I didn't do it"; Fanny said "Danny did it"; Danny said "Fanny is lieing"; here two of               them are lieing, one is speaking truth. Can you find out who broke               it ? (3 Marks)
Sol : Annie

4               players were playing a card game. Cards had different colours on               both sides. Neither of cards had same colour on both sides.               Colours were 2 Red, 2 Blue, 2 Green, 2 Yellow. Cards were lying in               front of each player. Now, each player knew the colour on other               side of his card. They are required to tell their colour.
Statement given by each           of them was :

Annie : Blue or Green
Bobby : Neither Blue nor Green
Cindy : Blue or Yellow
Danny : Blue or Yellow

Colours of cards that           are visible to all were Red, Blue, Green, Blue in order of their           names. Exactly two of them are telling truth and exactly two of them           are lieing. Can you tell the colour on other face of card for each           player ? (6 Marks)

Sol :               Annie : Yellow (Lieing)
Bobby : Yellow (Telling truth)
Cindy : Blue (Telling truth)
Danny : Green (Lieing)

(I               don't remember the exact question, but it was something like               this only.) Addy asks Sunny to pick as number of cards from a deck               of cards. Sunny picks first card, picks another card by skipping 1               card, then, picks another card by skipping 2, so on skipping one               card more each time. Ultimately he finds that he has picked up               5%of the cards. Can u find out the number of cards ? (6 Marks)
Sol : 39 ( answer is           correct I don't know the procedure).

One               day Harry and I set our watches together. None of us was aware               that my watch was getting faster by 2 min per hour and Harry's               watch was getting slower by 1 min per hour. After sometime, we               discovered that my watch was 1 hr ahead of Harry's watch. Can               you find out after how long we noticed this ? (3 Marks)
Sol : 20 hrs
Four               people, say, A, B, C, D belonging to M, N, O, P group, not in               order decided for a picnic. All of them brought salad from their               home in their traditional style. Fruits used in salad were Grapes,               Banana, Apple, Cherry. All of them used exactly 3 fruits in their               salad. None of them used same combination of fruits in their               salad. Some clues given are :
A doesn't belong to           group M used Apple.
B who doesn't belong           to group M and O used Apple & Cherry.
Person belonging to M           group used Apple & Cherry in his salad.
C and person belonging           to O used Cherry & Grapes both, but person belonging to N used           only one of them.

Question goes on like           this and finally you need to answer 4 questions based on these clues :

(a)              Which of the following fruits is not used by M group ?
Apple, Banana, Grapes,           Cherry

(b)             Which combination was used by B ? Some pairs were given.

I don't remember the           full question. It was of 8 marks, (4 parts.) But I was able to solve           it.
One               4 marks questions was there. I don't remember it but I was able to               solve it.

English Paper contained           50 questions of 50 marks in 45 min.

There were 5 sections ;
Comprehension               : A paragraph was given and questions were asked from it.Finding               out correct sentence among two sentences given in each ques.Finding               out wrong sentence among 4 sentences given in each question.Fill               up the blanks by choosing the suitable very from the options               given.Fill               up the blanks based on suitable words given in option as :
(a)             Eyes like a
Parrot
Hawk
Pigeon
Sparrow.

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