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LET 2012 Question Paper


1. Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?

a) Rig-veda
b) Yajur-veda
c) Atharva-veda
d) Sama-veda

2. Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan Culture?
a) Cow
b) Elephant
c) Rhinoceros
d) Tiger

3. The mansabdari system, introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system followed in:
a) Afghanistan
b) Turkey
c) Mongolia
d) Persia

4. The leader of Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was:
a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
b) Mahatma Gandhi
c) Vithalbhai J. Patel
d) Mahadev Desai

5. Which one of the following Indian leaders was dismissed by the British from the Indian Civil Services:
a) Satyendranath Tagore
b) Surendranath Bannerji
c) R.C.Dutt
d) Subhash Chandra Bose

6. In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?
a) Bhubaneshwar
b) Bijapur
c) Kolkata
d) Shravanabelagola

7. An air bubble in water will act like a:
a) Convex Mirror
b) Convex lens
c) Concave Mirror
d) Concave lens

8. Optical fibre works on the Principle of:
a) Total Internal Reflection
b) Refraction
c) Scattering
d) Interference

9. How many Gold Medals did India win in the Common Wealth Games 2010:
a) 38
b) 36
c) 33
d) 41

10.Corpus luteum is a mass of cell found in:
a) Brain
b) Ovary
c) Pancreas
d) Spleen

11. In eye donation, which one of the following parts of the donor’s eye is utilized?
a) Iris
b) Lens
c) Cornea
d) Retina

12.Match List I (Drugs/ Chemicals) with List II (Their Uses) and select the correct answer using the codes given in the list below:

List I                                                    List II
a) Atropine                                      1) Local anesthesia
b) Ether                                             2) Heart trouble
c) Nitroglycerine                          3) Dilation of pupil
d) Pyrethrin                                    4) Mosquito control

a) 1 3 2 4
b) 1 3 4 2
c) 3 1 4 2
d) 3 1 2 4

13.Life expectancy is highest in the world in:
a) Canada
b) Germany
c) Japan
d) Norway

14.In which one of the following Union Territories, do the people of the Onge tribe live?
a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
b) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
c) Daman and Diu
d) Lakshadweep

15.Where would the commonwealth Games 2014 be held:
a) Glasgow
b) Seoul
c) Perth
d) Goldcoast

16.Which one of the following statements is not correct?
a) The largest Buddhist monastery in India is Assam
b The largest Konyak is spoken in Nagaland
c) The largest river island in the world is in Assam
d) Sikkim is the least-populated state of the Indian Union.

17.World’s longest ruling head of government is from:
a) Switzerland
b) Equatorial Guinea
c) Zimbabwe
d) New Zealand

18.The ratio of width to the length of National Flag is
a) 3 : 4
b) 2 : 3
c) 1 : 2
d) 5 : 6

19.It is said about this organization that “it has a heart of gold but limbs of clay”, which organization is this?
a) United Nations
b) Red Cross
c) IMF
d) OIC

20.The Headquarters of IAEA is at:
a) Geneva
b) Rome
c) Washington
d) Vienna

21. “Folketing” is the Parliament of
a) Norway
b) Sweden
c) Ireland
d) Denmark

22.Uniform Civil Code is envisaged in article _________ of the Constitution of India.
a) 42
b) 43
c) 44
d) 45

23.The first lady Chief Minister of the State:
a) Sushma Swaraj
b) Sheela Dixit
c) Sucheta Kriplani
d) J.Jayalalitha

24.The Indian State with the highest female sex ratio is:
a) Punjab
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Gujrat
d) Maharastra

25.The concessional rate of interest which is lower than the normal bank rate of interest is called?
a) Repo rate
b) Reverse repo rate
c) Cash Reserve ratio
d) Base rate

26.Who is the author of the book “My Country, My Life”?
a) Khushwant Singh
b) Jaswant Singh
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
d) L.K.Advani

27.The State with the highest population density in India is:
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) West Bengal
c) Gujrat
d) Maharastra

28.Ollanta Humala, who previously served as an army officer, became the President of which country in July, 2011.
a) Uganda
b) Peru
c) Mexico
d) South Africa

29.Name the Supercomputer developed C DAC recently for Biology research.
a) Biochrome
b) PARAM Padma
c) Jaguar
d) The Earth Simulator

30.Who has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award in the year 2011.
a) Abhinav Bindra
b) Gagan Narang
c) Kapil Dev
d) Sachin Tendulkar


Questions: 31-34
Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

What is enthusiasm? It is that mysterious something that turns an average person into an outstanding individual. It makes an old person young, and without it a young person becomes old. It is the hidden spring of endless energy. It is that beautiful force that carries us from mediocrity to excellence. It turns on a bright light in a dull face until the eyes sparkle and the personality brightens with joy. It is the spiritual magnet that attracts helpful and happy people to become our fruitful friends. It is the joyful
emotional fountain that bubbles up, attracting persons to come to our side and drink from the joy that raises our heart. It is the happy song of a positive person who sings an inspiring message to the world:

31. What is enthusiasm?
a) Enthusiasm makes a person old
b) Enthusiasm wastes energy
c) Enthusiasm adds sparkle to your eyes and improves personality
d) Cannot be seen

32. Choose the correct pair of words having opposite meanings
a) Outstanding – Excellent
b) Mediocre – Sub standard
c) Positive – Optimistic
d) Possible – Insurmountable

33. What do you think would be a suitable title:
a) Enthusiasm – Key to success
b) A hidden face
c) Fountain of Youth
d) Magnetic Energy

34. Enthusiasm causes an individual to spread the message:
a) That she/he is bubbling with positive energy
b) That she/he is happy and at peace with the world
c) That she/he is adequately motivated to move mountains
d) That with enthusiasm any task is possible one “can” do anything.

Questions: 35-40
Direction: Find the correctly spelt word

35. a) Cancelled
b) Cancaled
c) Canceled
d) Cenceled

36 a Vaccuum
b) Vacuum
c Vaccum
d) Vaacum

37. a) Committee
b) Comitee
c) Committe
d) Commitee

38. a) Accommodate
b) Acommodate
c) Accomodate
d) Acomoddate

39. a) Occasion
b) Ocassion
c) Ocasion
d) Occasian

40. a) Truley
b) Truly
c) Turly
d) Truli

Questions: 41-45
Direction: Do as directed in each question.

41. Choose an antonym for FETTER
a) Liberate
b) Imprison
c) Scorn
d) Traitor

42. Give the meaning of ADEPT
a) Skillful
b) Perspective
c) Wealthy
d) Animate

43. Give the meaning of CALLOUS
a) Immature
b) Whimsical
c) Corrosive
d) Unfeeling

44. Give an antonym of PLETHORE
a) Pity
b) Paucity
c) Chagrin
d) Rude

45. Give a synonym of VERBOSE
a) Vent
b) Laconic
c) Talkative
d) Suspense

Questions: 46-49
Direction: Find out the correct preposition

46. The Police Commissioner is invested _________ magisterial powers.
a) With
b) Of
c) From
d) In

47. The Patient is not free ___________ danger.
a) Of
b) From
c) To
d) With

48. We are ready ___________ the battle.
a) To
b) Of
c) With
d) For

49. I am not concerned ____________ his affairs.
a) With
b) From
c) In
d) For

Questions 50 – 55
Direction: Point out errors in the following sentences:

50. The judges were unable to make a final decision on a single winner, so they divided first prize between John and he

a) No error
b) Were
c) They
d) He

51. During her rise to fame, she betrayed many of her friends, and because of it, very few people trust her.

a) No error
b) During her rise to fame
c) Because of it
d) Trust her

52. Not hardly a sound could be heard in the auditorium, when the speaker approached the dais to announce the result of the contest.
a) No error
b) Not hardly
c) When
d) Approached

53. John having took his seat at the head of the table, announced dinner.
a) No error
b) Having took
c) At the head
d) Announced dinner

54. In contrast to the prevailing opinion, the editorial lays the blame for the strike on the workers.
a) No error
b) In contrast to
c) Lays
d) Blame

55. I read in a magazine where scientists believe that they have discovered a new sub-atomic particle.
a) No error
b) Where
c) Have discovered
d) A new

Questions: 56 -60
Direction: Fill in the Blanks.

56. Although the jury thought that the defendant had been somewhat less than ________ in his testimony, the __________ summary of the defense attorney finally convinced them to her clients’ innocence.
a) Candid, Persuasive
b) Interesting, lackluste
c) Honest, confusing
d) Convincing, inordinate

57. Although leprosy is not a highly contagious disease, those who have contacted it have always been pariahs and have been __________ by others.
a) Accepted
b) Admonished
c) Sheltered
d) Ostracized

58. The shop was __________, so she decided to hop over
a) Closed
b) Opened
c) Close by
d) Half opened

59. The army officer was _________ in the face of trouble and was able to defend himself.
a) Brave
b) To stand up
c) Daring
d) Hold

60. The residents were able to __________ to the church fund in a big way.
a) Donate
b) Give
c) Gift
d) Give away


Questions : 61 – 85
Direction: Choose the correct alternative.

61. A’s salary was increased by 40% and then decreased by 20%. On the whole, A’s salary is increased by:
a) 20%
b) 12%
c) 10%
d) 15%

62. When a number is divided by 4, the quotient is 28, what is the number?
a) 112
b) 46
c) 86
d) 96

63. A fruit seller has certain number of apples of which 5% are rotten. He sells 93% of the remainder and then has 266 left. How many apples he had originally?
a) 1000
b) 2000
c) 3000
d) 4000

64. Father is 5 years older than the mother and the mother’s age is now thrice the daughter’s age. If the daughter is 10 years old now, what was father’s age when the
daughter was born?
a) 20 Years
b) 15 Years
c) 25 Years
d) 30 Years

65. If Tuesday falls on the fourth of the month, what day will dawn three days after the 24th?
a) Tuesday
b) Friday
c) Thursday
d) Monday

66. If each of the dimensions of a rectangle is increased by 200%, the area is increased by
a) 300%
b) 200%
c) 800%
d) 600%

67. A housewife spends twice as much in December as in each of the other months. What part of her entire year’s spending does she spend in December?
a) 1/7
b) 1/6
c) 3/14
d) 2/13

68. Two cards are drawn from a pack of well shuffled cards. Find the probability that one is a club and the other is an Ace.
a) 1/13
b) 4/13
c) 1/52
d) 1/26

69. Balan borrowed Rs. 1000 at 10 per cent annum simple interest. He immediately lent the whole sum at 10% per annum compound interest. At the end of 02 years, he would gain.
a) Re.1
b) Rs.10
c) Rs.11
d) Rs.100

70. In examination 52 per cent candidates failed in English and 42 per cent failed in Mathematics. If 17 per cent failed in both subjects, what percentage passed in both subjects?
a) 6%
b) 11%
c) 23%
d) 43%

71. A man saves Rs.4 more each year than the preceding year. If he saves Rs.20 in the first year, after how many years will his saving amount to Rs.1064?
a) 10 yrs
b) 12 yrs
c) 18 yrs
d) 19 yrs

72. The price of an X-Ray machine is Rs.3,00,000. If the machine is bought in monthly installments in a period of three years with Rs.500 as the first installment and increasing the value of the installment by Rs.500 every succeeding month, find the extra amount paid by the buyer in the installment scheme.
a) Rs.3000
b) Rs.3300
c) Rs.30000
d) Rs.33000

73. 1, 4, 9, 16, 25……………….
a) 30
b) 35
c) 36
d) 39

74. 2/3, 4/7, 7/13, 11/21………………..
a) 15/29
b) 13/25
c) 16/31
d) 17/33

75. 5/7 of 644 = ?
a) 640
b) 460
c) 1460
d) None of these

76. Divide : 3.75/.75
a) .5
b) .005
c) 5
d) None of these

77. Find the sum of the squares of the first ten natural numbers.
a) 120
b) 285
c) 506
d) 385

78. A dealer sell 07 horses and buys 09 cows, thus increasing his cash by Rs.88. He then at the same price buys 09 horses and sells 13 cows, thus decreasing his cash by Rs.91. Find the price of a cow.
a) Rs.15.50
b) Rs.20
c) Rs.12
d) Rs.22

79. A can finish a job in 12 days and B when working at twice his efficiency finishes a job in 09 days. How many days will they take if they work for 02 days alternately working at their standard rate given that A starts first.
a) 4
b) 12
c 14
d) 16

80. If 3/16 of a tank is filled in 15 minutes, the rest of the tank can be filled in
a) 55 minutes
b) 60 minutes
c) 65 minutes
d) 70 minutes

81. 30% of 20 plus 20% of 30 equals
a) 1% of 600
b) 10% of 1200
c) 1% of 1200
d) 10% of 600

82. The angles of a triangle are in the ratio of 1:2:3. What are the angles?
a) 30, 60, 90
b) 45, 60, 75
c) 30, 45, 105
d) 40, 60, 80

83. Cube root of .000729 =?
a) .027
b) .009
c) .09
d) None of these

84. What is the average of the first five multiples of 495?
a) 1188
b) 2475
c) 1485
d) 505

85. The percentage equivalent to 3/8th is:
a. 37.5
b. 0.375
c. 40
d. None of these.

Direction: The relation between the first two words are given, from the options find a word which will bear a similar relation with the third word as the first word has with the second.


Questions: 86 – 96

86. Frisky : Playful :: Jaunty : ________
a) Gentle
b) Cheerful
c) Dejected
d) Wholesome

87. Bolt : spanner:: peg: ________
a) Nail
b) Screw
c) Hammer
d) Anvil

88. Truth : Falsehood::Virtue: _________
a) Goodness
b) Vice
c) Altruism
d) Veracity

89. Diameter: Circle:: Diagonal: ________
a) Rectangle
b) Hemisphere
c) Triangle
d) Day

90. Bee: Hive as
a) Dog : Show
b) Rider: Bicycle
c) Cow: Barn
d) Horse: Carriage

91. Maroon: Sailor:: Stranded: ________
a) Ship
b) Flower
c) Tourist
d) Dress

92. Devour: Eat:: Bite: ________
a) Chew
b) Ruminate
c) Nibble
d) Hold

93. Stutter: Speech:: Astigmatism :_______
a) Hearing
b) Smelling
c) Sight
d) Touch

94. Anxious: Reassurance:: Perplexed: ___
a) Gratitude
b) Clarification
c) Imagination
d) Suppression

95. Annex : Building :: Postscript:_______
a) Letter
b) Song
c) Text
d) Mountain

96. Simmer : Boil :: Chill_________
a) Fry
b) Freeze
c) Stew
d) Cut

Questions: 97-98,
Read the following information

carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Anil, Milind, Kiran, Shehul and Rajesh are sitting around a circular table. Kiran is immediate left to Rajesh. Anil is between Shehul and Rajesh.

97. Who is immediate left of Kiran?
a) Anil
b) Milind
c) Shehul
d) Rajesh

98. Who are Milind’s immediate neighbors?
a) Rajesh and Kiran
b) Rajesh and Shehul
c) Shehul and Kiran
d) Cannot be determined


Each question is followed by two statements, I and II.

Answer each question using the following instructions:

Choose a: If the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered using the other statement alone.

Choose b: If the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.

Choose c: If the question can be answered by using both of the statements together, but cannot be answered using either of the statements alone.

Choose d: If the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.

99. What is the value of x, if x and y are prime numbers?

I. x + y = 14
II. 198 is divisible is xy

100. The sum of the ages of A, B and C is 137 years. What is C’s age?
I. The sum of the ages of A and C is 91 years.
II. The sum of the ages of B and C is 104 years.

101.How long will two trains travelling in the same direction take to pass each other if the speed of one of the trains is 30m/sec?
I. The sum of the lengths of both trains is 260 m.
II. The sum of their speeds is 80 m/sec.

102 If the product of the natural numbers a, b, c and d divisible by 24?
I. 3 of the numbers out of a,b, c and d are 31, 32 and 33.
II. a, b, c and d are consecutive numbers.

103. Are Tom and Harry twins?
I. They are the only two siblings of the same parents.
II. The father’s age is 5 times of Tom’s age, and he is 20 years older than Harry.

104. How many girls does a class have?
I. There are a total of 40 students in the class.
II. The product of the number of boys and the number of girls is 300.

105. A and C working together take 30 days to complete a piece of work. How long does A take working alone?
a) A, B and C working together takes 20 days.
b) B is 2 times more efficient than C.

Questions (106-107)
Direction : In each of the questions a statement is followed by two assumptions. These assumptions may or may not be implicit in the statement. Select your response in   accordance with the following code.

106. Sometimes plants lure ants with nectar and other foods. Ectatomma tuberculatum ants in Peru drink a sweet sap that oozes from green spots along the petal margins of
passion flowers blooms. With open jaws, worker ants aid the plant by keeping pests from invading the flowers.
I. Only passion flowers are attacked by invaders.
II. Ectatomma tuberculatum ants and passion flowers plants have a symbiotic relationship.
III. When attacked by invaders passion flower plants become completely defenseless.

a) Only I is implicit
b) Only II is implicit
c) I and II are implicit
d) None are implicit

107. On the island of Santiago, feral pigs – introduced in the 19th century by mariners so that they could have pork chips – have grown in number and appetite, and they now eat many of the eggs and hatchlings of the resident green sea turtles. On some islands the turtle’s survival rate has declined dramatically, upsetting the natural food chain.
I. The green sea turtles on the islands in and around Santiago are endangered
II. Feral pigs in Santiago are affecting the ecological balance.
III. Before the 19th century feral pigs did not exist in Santiago.

a) Only I is implied
b) I and II are implied
c) II and III are implied
d) All are implied.

Questions (108-110) Choose the correct logic.

108. Ram is the brother of Shyam. Seema is the sister of Shyam. Reema is the sister of Seema. How is Shyam related to Reema?
a) Brother b) Sister
c) Brother or sister d) Son

109. A is better than B but worse than C. D is better than C. E is worse than B. Who among them is best?
a) B b) D
c) C d) A

110. If in a certain language, if MADRAS is coded as NBESBT how is BOMBAY coded in that language?


Questions: (111-132), Read carefully the questions and choose the most appropriate option.

111. The term “Hindu” used in Hindu marriage Act, 1955 includes all except one:
a) Sikhs
b) Jains
c) Buddhists
d) Parsis

112. A command by court asking a public authority to perform its public duty is called the writ of:
a) Mandamus
b) Quo Warranto
c) Prohibition
d) Certiorari

113. How many judges are there in a supreme court (including the chief justice)?
a) 24
b) 25
c) 26
d) 27

114. Which is the only union territory having the high court of its own?
a) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
b) Chandigarh
c) Delhi
d) None of these.

115. The maximum litigation in courts is caused by:
a) Businessman
b) Middle Class
c) Government
d) Criminals

116. Which of the following is not the source of law in India?
a) Custom
b) Public Opinion
c) Legislation
d) Precedent

117. Which one among the following is not a negotiable instrument?
a) Promissory note
b) Bill of Exchange
c) Cheque
d) Will

118. The father of international law is:
a) Plato
b) Aristotle
c) Grotius
d) Denning

119. A person whose guardian has been appointed attains the age of majority a little later, that is,
a) 18 years
b) 21 years
c) 25 years
d) 30 years

120. According to law, the maximum number of people who can form a partnership firm is:
a) 10
b) 20
c) 30
d) No limit

121. Can a couple who has adopted a son, can adopt another son legally?

a) Yes
b) No
c) No, because law prohibits it
d) No, because it would be unfair to the
first child

122. If a person innocently abducts a girl aged 16 in the belief that she was 18, is he criminally liable?
a) Yes
b) No
c) Circumstantial
d) None of the above

123. Bhopal gas leak case falls under general classification of law of:
a) Crimes
b) Negligence
c) Torts
d) Contracts

124. A dacoity requires atleast________ or more persons:
a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five

125. Sex determination tests have been banned by:
a) Pre –natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse)
b) SDT (Prohibition Act)
c) Ultra sound control Act
d) None of the above

126. Rights and duties are:
a) Co-Related
b) Co-ordinated
c) Separated
d) None of the above

127. A Hindu wife can marry immediately after divorce. A Muslim wife:
a) Can also marry immediately
b) Has to wait till period of Iddat (Seclusion) is over.
c) Has to wait for one year.
d) None of the above

128. In law, a man is presumed to be dead if he is not heard of as alive for:
a) 5 years
b) 7 years
c) 9 years
d) 10 years

129. An insolvent person is:
a) Not able to walk
b) Infirm
c) Financially unsound
d) Bankrupt

130. All of the following words connote a prison except:
a) Tihar
b) Sing Sing
c) Gulag
d) Borough

131. Insolvency refers to:
a) Inability to pay debts
b) Unsoundness of mind
c) Undissolvable estate
d) To be left without a penny in a will.

Questions:(132-136), Choose the appropriate closest meaning.
132. Provoke:
a) Incline
b) Persuade
c) Encourage
d) Instigate

133. Trivial:
a) Customary
b) Frivolous
c) Irregular
d) Voluminous

134. Horrendous:
a) Beautiful
b) Coherent
c) Dreadful
d) Support

135. Obstinate:
a) Apparent
b) Unyielding
c) To surpass
d) to exclude.

136. Interpret:
a) Explain
b) Hide
c) Obstruct
d) Support

Questions: (137-147) Choose the correct option:
137. A written statement by a person, who signs and swears by it, before court is called:
a) Advowson
b) Affidavit
c) Affirmation
d) Affray

138. The onus of proving a criminal case rests on the :
a) Accused
a) Plaintiff
b) Judge
c) Prosecution

139. Capital punishment means:
a) Sentence of death
b) Sentence of life imprisonment
c) Imprisonment of over ten years
d) Loss of limb.

140. What is Law?
a) Is Justice?
b) Is rules of Human Conduct?
c) Is what is right and just?
d) Is legislation?

141. There are two main schools of Hindu law. One is called Dayabhaga School. The other is
a) Mitakshara
b) Bombay School
c) Kanjisam School
d) Dravida School

142. If a witness makes a statement in court, knowing it to be false, he commits the offence of:
a) Perils
b) False evidence
c) Perjury
d) Permentry Evidence.

143. Writ issued against wrongful detention of
a person:
a) Habeas Corpus
b) Mandamus
c) Certiorari
d) Quo Warranto

144. Which of the following statement is correct?
a) Under the Criminal Law, an accused is presumed to be innocent
b) Under the Criminal Law, an accused is presumed to be guilty
c) Under the Criminal Law, an accused is presumed to be innocent and the burden is upon the prosecution to prove him guilty
d) None of the above.

145. Which of the following objectives does the preamble to the constitution not proclaim?
a) Social. Political and Economic Justice.
b) Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship.
c) Equality of status and opportunity
d) Promoting fraternity among world’s nations.

146. Security may be given to secure release of an arrested/imprisoned person with due understanding that he/she is to appear for trial at fixed time and place: This is called
a) Warrant
b) Court Martial
c) Court Fees
d) Bail

147. President can be impeached on which ground?
a) Misbehavior
b) Corruption
c) Violation of constitution
d) None of the above.

Questions:148-150 Choose the correct option.

148. The State of J&K was accorded special status under
a) Article 356 of the constitution
b) Article 377 of the constitution
c) Article 370 of the constitution
d) None of the above

149. Panchayati Raj received constitutional status with which Amendment Act?
a) 72nd
b) 73rd
c) 74th
d) 77th

150. The Directive Principles of State Policy do not have
a) Political Sanction
b) Legal Sanction
c) Moral Sanction
d) Social Sanction

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