Mphasis Placement Paper

1. The office staff of XYZ corporation presently consists of three bookeepers--A, B, C
and 5 secretaries D, E, F, G, H. The management is planning to open a new office in
another city using 2 bookeepers and 3 secretaries of the present staff . To do so they
plan to seperate certain individuals who don't function well together. The following
guidelines were established to set up the new office

I. Bookeepers A and C are constantly finding fault with one another and should not
be sent together to the new office as a team
II. C and E function well alone but not as a team , they should be seperated
III. D and G have not been on speaking terms and shouldn't go together
IV Since D and F have been competing for promotion they shouldn't be a team

1.If A is to be moved as one of the bookeepers,which of the following cannot be a
possible working unit.

2.If C and F are moved to the new office,how many combinations are possible


3.If C is sent to the new office,which member of the staff cannot go with C

4.Under the guidelines developed,which of the following must go to the new office

5.If D goes to the new office,which of the following is/are true

I.C cannot go
II.A cannot go
III.H must also go
A.I only
B.II only
C.I and II only
D.I and III only

2.After months of talent searching for an administrative assistant to the president of
the college the field of applicants has been narrowed down to 5--A, B, C, D, E .It was
announced that the finalist would be chosen after a series of all-day group personal
interviews were held.The examining committee agreed upon the following procedure
I.The interviews will be held once a week
II.3 candidates will appear at any all-day interview session
III.Each candidate will appear at least once
IV.If it becomes necessary to call applicants for additonal interviews, no more 1 such
applicant should be asked to appear the next week
V.Because of a detail in the written applications,it was agreed that whenever
candidate B appears, A should also be present.
VI.Because of travel difficulties it was agreed that C will appear for only 1 interview.

A certain city is served by subway lines A,B and C and numbers 1 2 and 3 When it
snows , morning service on B is delayed When it rains or snows , service on A, 2 and

3 are delayed both in the morning and afternoon When temp. falls below 30 degrees
farenheit afternoon service is cancelled in either the A line or the 3 line, but not both.
When the temperature rises over 90 degrees farenheit, the afternoon service is
cancelled in either the line C or the 3 line but not both. When the service on the A
line is delayed or cancelled, service on the C line which connects the A line, is
delayed. When service on the 3 line is cancelled, service on the B line which connects
the 3 line is delayed.

Q1. On Jan 10th, with the temperature at 15 degree farenheit, it snows all day. On
how many lines will service be affected, including both morning and afternoon.
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
Ans. D

Q2. On Aug 15th with the temperature at 97 degrees farenheit it begins to rain at 1
PM. What is the minimum number of lines on which service will be affected?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
Ans. C

Q3. On which of the following occasions would service be on the greatest number of
lines disrupted.
(A) A snowy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(B) A snowy morning with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(C) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree farenheit
(D) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 95 degree farenheit
Ans. B

4. In a certain society, there are two marriage groups, red and brown. No marriage
is permitted within a group. On marriage, males become part of their wives groups;
women remain in their own group. Children belong to the same group as their
parents. Widowers and divorced males revert to the group of their birth. Marriage to
more than one person at the same time and marriage to a direct descendant are
1. A brown female could have had
I. A grandfather born Red
II. A grandmother born Red
III Two grandfathers born Brown
(A) I only
(B) III only
(C)I, II and III
(D) I and II only
Ans. D

2. A male born into the brown group may have
(A) An uncle in either group
(B) A brown daughter
(c) A brown son

(D) A son-in-law born into red group
Ans. A

3. Which of the following is not permitted under the rules as stated.
(A) A brown male marrying his father’s sister
(B) A red female marrying her mother’s brother
(C)A widower marrying his wife’s sister
(D) A widow marrying her divorced daughter’s ex-husband
Ans. B

4. If widowers and divorced males retained their group they had upon marrying
which of the following would be permissible ( Assume that no previous marriage
(A) A woman marrying her dead sister’s husband
(B) A woman marrying her divorced daughter’s ex-husband
(C)A widower marrying his brother’s daughter
(D) A woman marrying her mother’s brother who is a widower.
Ans. D