**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. Four children A, B, C & D are having some chocolates each. A gives B as many as he already has, he gives C twice of what C already has and he gives D thrice of what D already has. Now, D gives 1/8th of his own chocolates to B. Then A gives l0% chocolates he now owns to C and 20% to B. Finally, all of them have 35 chocolates each. What is the original number of chocolates each had in the beginning?

a. A – 110, B – 10, C – 10, D – 10

b. A – 90, B – 20, C – 20, D – 10

c. A – 70, B – 25, C – 25, D – 20

d. A – 125, B – 5, C – 5, D – 5

2. There are two similar figures below with some numbers. The left one is complete whereas one number is missing in the right one. Find a suitable number to fill in place of the question mark.

a. 280

b. 303

c. 362

d. 382

3. Complete the following series by replacing the ?:

TBLD, VEPI, XHTN, ?

a. ZJVP

b. ZVJP

c. ZKXS

d. ZKXP

4. In a cricket team, three batsmen Ricky, Sachin and Brian are the top three runscorers in any order. Each of them gives two replies to any question, one of which is true and the other is false, again, in any order. When asked about who the top scorer was, following were the replies they gave:

Sachin: I got the top score. Ricky was second.

Brian: I got the top score. Sachin was second.

Ricky: I got the top score. Sachin was third.

Which of the following is the correct order of batsmen who got the top score, second best and third best score respectively?

a. Brian, Ricky, Sachin

b. Brian, Sachin, Ricky

c. Ricky, Sachin, Brian

d. Sachin, Brian, Ricky

5. 60 employees in an office were asked about their preference for tea and coffee. It was observed that for every 3 people who prefer tea, there are 2 who prefer coffee. For every 6 people who prefer tea, there are 2 who drink both of tea and coffee. The number of people who drink both is the same as those who drink neither.

How many people drink both tea and coffee?

a. 10

b. 12

c. 14

d. 16

6. A clock strikes once at 1 o’clock, twice at 2 o’clock and so on. If it takes 6 seconds to strike at 3 o’clock, how much time will it take to strike at 9 o’clock?

a. 24 seconds

b. 18 seconds

c. 20 seconds

d. None of these

**Directions for questions 7 and 8:** E-1, E-2 and E-3 are three engineering students writing their assignments at night. Each of them starts at a different time and completes at a different time. The digit in their name and the order of their starting and completing the assignment is certainly not the same. The last student to start is the first to complete the assignment.

7. Who is the first student to start writing the assignment?

a. E-1

b. E-2

c. E-3

d. Cannot be decided

8. Who is the last student to complete the assignment?

a. E-1

b. E-2

c. E-3

d. Cannot be decided

**Directions for questions 9 – 10:** A, B and C are three students from Don School and P, Q and R are three students from Elite School. Q is brighter than R but duller than the Don School student who is brighter than A. The same Don School student is duller than P but is brighter than C.

9. Who is brightest amongst all?

a. B

b. P

c. R

d. Cannot be decided

10. Who is the dullest amongst the three students from Elite School?

a. P

b. Q

c. R

d. Cannot be decided

**Answer Key** 1. a

2. a

3. c

4. a

5. b

6. a

7. c

8. a

9. b

10. c

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