Delphi Placement Question Paper 2017.
1.Though science is often imagined as a _______ exploration of external reality,
scientists are no different from anyone else: they are ______ human beings
enmeshed in a web of personal and social circumstances.
a) fervent..vulnerable b) neutral..rational c) painstaking..careless d)
2. Among the many ______ of the project, expense cannot be numbered; the goals
of the project promoters can be achieved with impressive ______.
a) highlights..efficiency b) features..savings c) disadvantages..innovation d)
3.A leading chemist believes that many scientists have difficulty with stereochemistry
because much of the relevant nomenclature is ______ in that it combines concepts
that should be kept ______.
a) obscure..interrelated b) impressive..discrete c) subtle..inviolate d)
4.The old man could not have been accused of ______ his affection; his conduct
towards the child betrayed his ______ her.
a) lavishing..fondness for b) sparing..tolerance of c) rationing..antipathy for d)
5.Many of the earliest colonial houses that are still standing have been so modified
and enlarged that the ______ design is no longer ______.
a) pertinent..relevant b) initial..discriminable c) embellished..attractive d)
Directions: For questions 6 to 10. In each of the following question, a related pair of
words or phrases is followed by four lettered pairs of words or phrases. Select the
lettered pair that best expresses the relationship similar to that expressed in the
6.MISER : THRIFT
a) performer : artistry b) chauvinist : patriotism
c) mimic : ridicule d) politician : compromise
7. VOTING : ROLL CALL
a) termination : cloture b) amendment : constitution
c) majority : concession d) quorum : filibuster
8. ARTICULATE : CLEARLY
a) orate : strongly b) shout : loudly
c) lecture : willfully d) malign : incoherently
9. TALON : EAGLE
a) fang : snake b) hoof : horse
c) claw : panther d) quill : porcupine
10. INSULIN : PANCREAS
a) bile : liver b) menthol : eucalyptus
c) oxygen : heart d) honey : bee
Directions : For questions from 11 to 15. Each question below consists of a word
printed in capital letters, followed by four lettered words or phrases. Choose the
lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in the
a) expressive b) Felicitous c) well-defined d)nearly perfect
a) disappear b) disperse c) link d) activate
a) soliloquy b) trilogy c) analogue d) epilogue
a) hold close b) put on guard c) challenge d) entertain
a) converge b) inhibit c) audit d)minimize
In a telecommunication – cable assembly plant, cables are assembled by twisting
plastic – coated wires together. There are wires of exactly six different solid colors –
red, yellow, violet, green, white and black. Wires must be assembled into single
cable according the following rules.
a. Each cable must contain at least three wires and wires of at least three different
b. At most two wires in a single cable can be black
c. At most two wires in a single cable can be white
d. There can be at most one wire of each of the other colors in a single cable
e. If one wire is red, then one wire must be yellow.
f. If one wire is violet, then no wire can be green.
16. Which of the following could be the complete set of wires in an acceptable cable?
a. A green wire, a white wire and a violet wire
b. A violet wire, a black wire and white wires
c. A red wire, a black wire and a green wire
d. A yellow wire and exactly two black wires
17. If exactly one black wire and exactly one white wire are used in an assembled
cable, which of the following must be true
a. the cable contains no more than five wires
b. the cable contains exactly six wires
c. the cable contains a yellow wire
d. the cable does not contain a red wire
18. The maximum number of wires that can be used in an acceptable is
a) 8 b) 7 c) 6 d) 4
19. If a white wire and a violet wire must be among the wires choose for a particular
cable, any of the following pairs of wires could complete the cable except a
a. black wire and a second white wire
b. yellow wire and second white wire
c. yellow wire and a black wire
d. red wire and a black wire
20. If an assembled cable consists of five wires, each a different colour, it could be
true that a colour not used is
a) Black b) White c) Green d) Red
21. If there is an additional requirement that violet wire must be used, if yellow is
used, which of the following must be true?
a. No cable contains fewer than six wires
b. No cable contains more than five wires
c. Green is never used if red is used
d. Red is always used if violet is used
The manager of a radio program is going to future six Vocalists – M,N,P,Q,R and S –
on an half-an-hour radio show during the course of one week. She will feature one
vocalist on the show each day from Monday through Saturday. The manager must
schedule the vocalists for the show according to the following conditions.
M must be featured earlier in the week than R
P must be featured on Tuesday
Q must be featured on the day immediately before or immediately after the day on
which N is featured.
22. If N is to be featured on Thursday, the earliest day on which R can be featured is
a) Monday b) Tuesday c) Wednesday d) Friday
23. If S is to be featured on Friday, M must be featured on
a) Monday b) Tuesday c) Wednesday d) Thursday
24. If Q is to be featured on Thursday, the latest day on which M can be featured is
a) Monday b) Tuesday c) Wednesday d) Friday
25. Which of the following vocalist can be featured on Monday?
a) N b) P c) Q d) S
26. If S is to be featured on Thursday, which of the following is true?
a) M must be featured on Wednesday b) N must be featured on Saturday c) Q must
be featured exactly two days after R is featured d) R must be featured on
27. If S is to be featured on Friday, what is the total number of acceptable schedules
available to the manager?
a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4
Directions: For Question 28 to 30. Each Question or group of questions is based on a
passage or set of conditions. In answering some of the questions, it may be useful to
draw a rough diagram. For each question, select the best answer choice given.
An instrument has exactly six keys, each sounding a different note. The notes are K,
L, M, N, O and P. Playing this instrument involves playing successive chords; each
consisting of three of the notes produced simultaneously;
Notes K and N can only be produced simultaneously. Notes L cannot be produced
simultaneously with note O. a chord can neither be the same as the one immediately
is nor be the same as the one immediately after it.
28.Each of the following is an acceptable chord EXCEPT
a) KLP b) KMN c) KNP d) LMP e) MOP
29.Chord LMP could be immediately followed by each of the following chords EXCEPT
a) KLN b) KMN c) KNP d) LMP e) MOP
30. Which of the following pairs of notes can be played simultaneously with K to
produce an acceptable chord?
a) LM b) LO c) LP d) MN e) OP
31. If both filling and emptying pipes of a pool are open, the pool fills in 10 hours. If
just the filling pipes are open, the pool fills in 4 hours. How many hours does it take
to empty the pool if just the emptying pipes are open
a) more than 5 but less than 6 b) exactly 5 c) more than 6 d) exactly 6
32. a cube has an edge of 4, if the cube is split into cubes with edges of 2, what is
the total surface area of the smaller cubes ?
a) 32 b) 64 c) 96 d) 192
33. a man traveled along a straight road from a town P to town Q at a uniform rate
of 30 miles/hour, he then returned at a uniform rate of 60 miles/hour. What was his
average rate for the round trip in miles/hour?
a) 35 b) 38 c) 40 d) 45
34. Exactly how many degrees are there between the hands of a clock at 3:40 pm
a) 110 b) 120 c) 130 d) 140
35.a man walked diagonally across a square plot. What was the percent saved by not
walking along the edges?
a) 20 b) 22 c) 24 d) 30
36. A gallon of oil is poured to a cubical container 7 inches on an edge. About how
high in inches does the oil rise in the container? (I gallon = 231 cubic inches)
a) 3.8 b) 4.2 c) 4.7 d) 5.2
37. the time allowed for completing a certain piece of work is 40 days. By extending
the time by 10 days we find that 25 fewer man will be needed. How many men are
required to finish the work in 40 days?
a) 115 b) 125 c) 135 d) 145
38. A whistle blows every 14 minutes and a bell rings every 12 minutes. If the
whistle and bell both sound together at 12 :00 noon, at what time, afternoon, will
they first sound together again ?
a) 2:48 b) 2:24 c) 1:54 d) 1:24
39. A truck can hold 3 cubic yards of sand. If a cubic foot of a sand weighs 80
pounds, the weight of the truck load of sand in pounds is
a) 240 b) 270 c) 2160 d) 6480
40. A ship sails 60 miles south, 90 miles east and 60 miles south again. How many
miles is it from its starting point ?
a) 120 b) 135 c) 150 d) 160
41. The formula h= 16t2 represents the distance h; infeet, that an object falls from
rest after 1 seconds. In how many seconds will an object fall 400 ft.
a) 2 b) 3 c) 4 d) 5