IBM Technical Test paper

Posted on :01-02-2016
IBM Aptitude Test

Q1. In 1978, a kg of paper was sold at Rs.25/-. I f the paper rate increases at 1.5% more than inflation rate which is of 6.5% a year, then what will be the cost of a kg of paper after 2 years?

(a) 29.12 
(b) 29.72 
(c) 30.12 
(d) 32.65 
(e) None of these

Q2. In A, B, C are having some marbles with each of them. A has given B and C the same number of marbles they already have to each of them. then, B gave C and A the same no. of marbles they have, then C gave A and B the same no. of marbles they have. At the end A, B, and C have equal no. of marbles.

(i) If x,y,z are the marbles initially with A,B,C respectively. then the no of marbles B have at the End

(a) 2(x-y-z) 
(b) 4(x-y-z) etc

(ii)If the total no. of marbles are 72, then the no. of marbles with A at the starting 

a. 20 
b. 30 
c. 32

Q3. If a car starts from A towards B with some velocity due to some problem in the engine after travelling 30 km.If the car goes with 4/5 th of its actual velocity the car reaches B 45 min later to the actual time. If the car engine fails ofter travelling 45 km, the car reaches the destination B 36 min late to the actual time , what is the initial velocity of car and what is the distance between A and B in km

ANS: 20 & 130.

Q4. A person has Rs 100/- in his pocket, he can as 25 pencils or 15 books. He kept 15% of the money for travelling expenses and purchased 5 pencils.So how many books he can purchase with the remaining money.

Q5. Ten questions on analogies.

ex: hammer : carpenter ::

B knife : butcher.

Q6. The values of shares A,B and C from january to june are as follows.B month A B C

JAN 30 60 80
FEB 35 65 85
MAR 45 75 65
APR 40 75 82
MAY 55 75 85
JUNE 50 75 80

i) During this period which share has undergone max fluctuation?
ii) In which month it is possible to buy B and C selling A?
iii) In which month the share values are very low?
iv) By purchasing one share of A and 4 each of B and C in the beginningof the period , to get
max profit when this shares should be sold?
v) ?

Q7. In a computer institute 9 languages can taught. The module is of 6 months duration and only six languages each of one month can be taught. In addition to that BASIC is always there and should be in first month itself word perfect is to be taught in the preceding week of word star.

FORTRAN cannot be taught until COBAL is coarsed prior to that  BINO, FIFO never be taught in single module languages are BASIC, WORD STAR, WORD PERFECT, FORTRAN, COBAL, BINO, FIFO, LOTUS, C

i) Of the following which module is possible based on above conditions.
ii) If word star is in 3rd month , what could be in 6th month.
iii) If COBAL is in the 2nd month and BINO in 6th month are there in addition to the above condition, FORTRAN will be in which month.

Q8. In a class, except 18 all are above 50 years. 15 are below 50 years of age. how many people are there

a) 30 
b) 33 
c) 36 
d) none of these.

Q9. A square plot of some size , at four corners equal squares of some size are cut and is formed as open box. If this open box carries 128 ml of oil. What is the size of the plate i.e. side


Q10. In a square , all the mid points are joined. the inner square is shaded. If the area of the square is A, what is the shaded area?

Q11. Two questions on basic angles i.e given a circle, a few chords or diameter is drawn etc


(a,b)= (a+b)/2
/(a,b)= a.b
*(a,b)= ab , if a=1, b=2 find


(x#y) = x+y-xy
(x*y) = (x+y)/2

i) (x#y)#(x*y) < (x#y), which of the below values of
x, y will satisfy this equation
ii) (a*b)#(b*c)< (a#b)*(b*c) , what values of a,b,c satisfy the above.

Q14. By using the data given below answer the following questions. M.A

male 20
female 80
total 60
some thing similar to that question.

i) 40% of females are B.Techs
ii) Half of the students are either from B.Techs of M.Scs
iii) …
i. what is the no. of female B.techs

Q15. PS1 pwd

export PS1 results in

a) your primary prompt being your current directory
b) and secondary prompts being the current dir
c) prompt being your home dir
d) and secondary prompts being the home dir
e) None of the above.

Q16. If you type in the command No hup sort employees > list 2 > error out & and log off ,the next time you log in .the output will be

a) in a file called list and the error will de typed in a file error out
b) there will be no file called list or error out
c) error will be logged in a file called list and o/p will be in error out
d) you will not be allowed to log in
e) none of the above

Q17. In UNIX a files i-node

a) is a data structure that defines all specifications of a file like the file size ,number of lines to a file ,permissions etc.

Q18. The UNIX shell is….

a) does not come with the rest of the system
b) forms the interface between the user and the kernal
c) does not give any scope for programming
d) does not allow calling one program from with in another
e) all of the above

ANS: b 

Q19. enum number { a=-1, b= 4,c,d,e}

What is the value of e?


ANS: 7  

Q20) The very first process created by the kernal that runs till the kernal process is haltes is

a) init
b) getty
c) none

ANS: a

Q21) Result of the following program is

int i=0;
case 0:i+=5;
case 1:i+=2;
case 5:i+=5;
default i+=4;

a) 0,5,9,13,17
b) 5,9,13,17
e) syntax error

ANS: d 

Q22) What is the result

char c=-64;
int i=-32
unsigned int u =-16;
if(c and >>

a) do the same function
b) differ : > overwrites, while >> appends
c) differ : > is used for input while >> is used for output
d) differ : > write to any file while >> write only to standard output
e) None of these

ANS: b

Q23) The command grep first second third / user /you / my file

a) prints lines containing the words first, second or third from the file /user / you / my file
b) searches for lines containing the pattern first in the files second, third, and /user / you / my file
and prints them
c) searches the files / user / you / my file and third for lines containing the words first or second
and prints them
d) replaces the word first with the word second in the files third and / user / you / my file
e) None of the above

ANS: b