**SNAP 2015 Preparation series. ***It is a known fact that although there is no specific syllabus for aptitude tests, the concepts and in some cases, even the questions get repeated a lot. Also, the previous year papers are a fair indication of what level of difficulty should one expect and so, avoid over-preparing. To make sure that you know exactly what to expect in SNAP 2015, we will be running a series under SNAP 2015 preparation. In this, we will be featuring actual SNAP questions and solutions segregated section wise for your benefit. There will be 400+ actual questions covered in the SNAP 2015 preparation series. You can browse through the posts* *here**.*

1*. *There are 6 volumes of books on a rack kept in order (such as, vol. 1, vol. 2 and so on). After some readers used them, their order got disturbed. The changes showed as follows:

Vol.5 was directly to the right of vol.2.

Vol.4 has vol.6 to its left and both were not at Vol.3’s place.

Vol.1 has Vol.3 on right and Vol.5 on left. An even numbered volume is at Vol.5’s place.

Find the order in which the books are kept now, from the 4 given alternatives:

a. 6, 3, 5, 1, 4, 2

b. 4, 6, 3, 5, 1, 2

c. 3, 4, 1, 6, 5, 3

d. 2, 5, 1, 3, 6, 4

2. All German philosophers, except for Marx, are idealists.From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred?

a. Except for Marx, if someone is an idealist philosopher, then he or she is German.

b. Marx is the only non-German philosopher who is an idealist.

c. If a German is an idealist, then he or she is a philosopher, as long as he or she is not Marx.

d. None of these

3. Ramaswami was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 a.m. He lighted two uniform candles of equal length but one thicker than the other. The thick candle is supposed to last six hours and the thin one two hours less. When he finally went to sleep, the thick candle was twice as long as the thin one. For how long did Ramaswami study in candle light?

a. 2 hours

b. 3 hours

c. 2 hours 45 minutes

d. 4 hours

4. The numerator and denominator of a fraction is in the ratio 2:3. If 6 are subtracted from the numerator the value of the fraction becomes 2/3 of the original fraction. The numerator of the original fraction is

a. 16

b. 21

c. 18

d. 30

5. A person wanted to withdraw X rupees and Y paise from the bank. But cashier made a mistake and gave him Y rupees and X paise. Neither the person nor the cashier noticed that. After spending 20 paise, the person counts the money. To his surprise, he has double the amount he wanted to withdraw. Find X and Y. (1 Rupee = 100 Paise)

a. X = 3, Y = 6

b. X = 26, Y= 53

c. X = 15, Y = 30

d. X = 9, Y = 36

6. A drawer contains 10 black and 10 brown socks which are all mixed up. What is the fewest number of socks you can take from the drawer without looking and be sure to get a pair of the same color?

a. 7 pairs

b. 7 pieces only

c. 10 pieces only

d. 3 pieces only

7. A placement company has to assign 1000 SW personnel who are skilled in Java and Dot Net to a prospective outsourcing company. He finds that 750 are having Dot Net skills and 450 have Java skills. Some have skills in both Java and Dot Net. Find the numbers who have skills in both Java and Dot Ne

a. 250

b. 200

c. 350

d. 100

8. All good athletes who want to win are disciplined and have a well balanced diet. Therefore, athletes who do not have well balanced diets are bad athletes.

Based on the sentence above which of the statement below **strongly supports** the view:

a. No bad athlete wants to win.

b. No athlete who does not eat a well balanced diet is good athlete

c. Every athlete who eats a well balanced diet is good

d. All athletes who want to win are good athletes.

9. The numbers in these series are arranged in a triangle which has a logic as shown below. Find the missing numbers shown as (?) from the choices given below:

a. 16, 32, 64

b. 8, 1024, 32

c. 24, 1024, 64

d. 16, 32, 128

10. If for a particular value of the variable x, the following holds good, 17 = 17x/(1 – x), then compute the value of (2x)*x.

a. 17

b. 1

c. 2

d. ½

**Answer Key** 1. d

2. d

3. b

4. c

5. b

6. d

7. b

8. b

9. b

10. d

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