Sample question for PUTHAT 2017

Component I: English Aptitude

Read the following passage and answer Question No. 1

Once, I read in Rajasthan Tourism Department’s brochures that visitors to Jaipur are ‘spoilt for choices’. Now, after my recent visit to Jaipur, I can say that yes, this time these brochures are right. There is so much to see in Jaipur, not only are the city’s forts, palaces, gardens and temples, palaces turned into magnificent hotels, additionally each proves a rewarding experience in itself because they can keep you absorbed for long hours at a stretch. Being a tourist, I can say that Jaipur has much to offer visitors – everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing. Best thing, I like in Jaipur is the Jantar Mantar: a monument which at first glance looks like a collection of mammoth, bizarre sculptures but is really a wonderful piece of art and science. My guide provided fascinating explanation to how each of the instruments at the Jantar Mantar worked.

Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur forces one to think pink (the colour of hospitality). I love food and Rajasthan is indeed a heaven for my kind of people. The delicious Rajasthani Thali, consisting of Dal, Bati, Churma and lots of ghee all make it so good and tempting. I have one word for Rajasthani cuisine and that is ‘yummy’. A noticeable mention should also be made of ‘Chokhi Dhani’ – a wonderful display of Rajasthani culture for mere Rs. 300 is not a bad deal. Moreover, you are also getting food in that money, amazing, the service element involved in food was very good. Everybody there was greeting guests with ‘Ram Ram Sa’. One could wander around and feast one’s eyes on the various live shows ranging from the magical to the bizarre.

Q.1 In the above paragraph what does author mean by ‘spoilt for choices’?

A) No choices at all
B) Large variety of choices
C) Choices are very less
D) There is no comparison of choices

Q.2 Write the synonym of INSOMNIA.

A) fever
B) madness
C) phobia
D) sleeplessness

Q.3 Write the antonym of SLUGGISH

A) lethargic
B) slow
C) lazy
D) active

Q.4 Tick one of the options for filling the blanks in given sentence: Noise ________ has assumed _________ proportions in recent years in India.

A) Pollution, alarming
B) Level, surreptitious
C) Control, different
D) Problem, desirous

Q.5 In the following sentence, if an underlined word or phrase is incorrect, choose the suitable option; if the sentence is correct, select No error: The region has a climate so severe that plants growing there rarely has been more than twelve inches high.

A) So severe that
B) Has been
C) High
D) No error

Component II : Current Affairs and General Awareness

Q.1 Nathula Pass is located in which state?

A) Nagaland
B) Sikkim
C) West Bengal
D) Assam

Q.2 Expand UNESCO

A) United Nations Entertainment, Scientific and Cultural Organization
B) United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization
C) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Operations
D) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Q.3 Which city hosted the United Nations Convention of Climate Change?

A) Amsterdam
B) Glasgow
C) Copenhagen
D) Hague

Q.4 When earth day is celebrated?

A) 8th March
B) 18th April
C) 5th June
D) 1st December

Q.5 Who is the Director of movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’?

A) Steven Spielberg
B) Dan Brown
C) Danny Boyle
D) A.R. Rehman

Component III : Reasoning Ability

Q.1 Disease: Health: Freedom : ?

A) Slavery
B) Pleasure
C) Plight
D) Beauty

Q.2 If 4×9=24, 4×8= 21, 8×6 = 35, then what is the value of 15×15?

A) 225
B) 196
C) 169
D) 144

Q.3 In a military code DANGER is coded as ADGNRE. How will you unto CAUTIONS?


Q.4 1, 4, 9, 16 ………………………………….

A) 20
B) 23
C) 25
D) 34

Q.5 Pointing to a woman, a man said, “She is the mother of my father’s daughter’s daughter”. How is the man related to the woman?

A) Brother
B) Father
C) Grandfather
D) None of these

Component IV : Hospitality Industry Awareness

Q.1 ‘Taj’ brand of hotels belongs to which corporate group.

A) Oberoi
B) ITC Welcome
D) Marriot

Q.2 Which one of the following is most visited monument in India?

A) Qutab Minar
B) Jantar Mantar
C) Lal Quila
D) Taj Mahal

Q.3 Expand ITDC

A) India Tourism Development Corporation
B) International Tourism Development Corporation
C) India Tourism Development Commission
D) Indian Tourism Development Company

Q.4 Which Indian state received largest no. of foreign tourist in 2008?

A) Rajasthan
B) Goa
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Kerala

Q.5 At which place one can find hotel ‘Taj Krishna’?

A) Mathura
B) Agra
C) Hyderabad
D) Dwarka


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