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General Aptitude Interview Questions
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Given a rectangular (cuboidal for the puritans) cake with a rectangular piece removed (any size or orientation), how would you cut the remainder of the cake into two equal halves with one straight cut of a knife?

Microsoft,

15 26216

There are 3 baskets. one of them have apples, one has oranges only and the other has mixture of apples and oranges. The labels on their baskets always lie. (i.e. if the label says oranges, you are sure that it doesn't have oranges only,it could be a mixture) The task is to pick one basket and pick only one fruit from it and then correctly label all the three baskets.

Microsoft,

16 63442

You have 8 balls. One of them is defective and weighs less than others. You have a balance to measure balls against each other. In 2 weighings how do you find the defective one?

Microsoft, Oracle,

5 10147

Why is a manhole cover round?

Microsoft,

3 6761

How many cars are there in the USA?

BRS, Microsoft, Sedgwick,

16 52441

You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?

HeadStrong, Microsoft,

30 50589

One train leaves Los Angeles at 15mph heading for New York. Another train leaves from New York at 20mph heading for Los Angeles on the same track. If a bird, flying at 25mph, leaves from Los Angeles at the same time as the train and flies back and forth between the two trains until they collide, how far will the bird have traveled?

Microsoft,

21 33590

You have two jars, 50 red marbles and 50 blue marbles. A jar will be picked at random, and then a marble will be picked from the jar. Placing all of the marbles in the jars, how can you maximize the chances of a red marble being picked? What are the exact odds of getting a red marble using your scheme?

Altera, Microsoft, SikSoft,

2 12462

Imagine you are standing in front of a mirror, facing it. Raise your left hand. Raise your right hand. Look at your reflection. When you raise your left hand your reflection raises what appears to be his right hand. But when you tilt your head up, your reflection does too, and does not appear to tilt his/her head down. Why is it that the mirror appears to reverse left and right, but not up and down?

Microsoft,

9 22200

You have 5 jars of pills. Each pill weighs 10 gram, except for contaminated pills contained in one jar, where each pill weighs 9 gm. Given a scale, how could you tell which jar had the contaminated pills in just one measurement?

Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent, Lazada, Microsoft, Qubercomm,

7 41748

If you had an infinite supply of water and a 5 quart and 3 quart pail, how would you measure exactly 4 quarts?

Microsoft,

4 6489

You have a bucket of jelly beans. Some are red, some are blue, and some green. With your eyes closed, pick out 2 of a like color. How many do you have to grab to be sure you have 2 of the same?

Microsoft,

5 19782

Which way should the key turn in a car door to unlock it?

Microsoft, Toyota,

13 38484

If you could remove any of the 50 states, which state would it be and why?

i View, Microsoft,

6 21340

There are four dogs/ants/people at four corners of a square of unit distance. At the same instant all of them start running with unit speed towards the person on their clockwise direction and will always run towards that target. How long does it take for them to meet and where?

Microsoft, Panasonic,

8 26122


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Un-Answered Questions { General Aptitude }

A theif steals half the total no of loaves of bread plus 1/2 loaf from a backery. A second theif steals half the remaing no of loaves plus 1/2 loaf and so on. After the 5th theif has stolen there are no more loaves left in the backery. What was the total no of loaves did the backery have at the biggining.

263


Sunny ate 100 apples in five days, each day eating 6 more than the previous day. How many apples did he eat on the first day?

197


If a ball falls from 16 feet takes 4 seconds. How much time it will take when falls fron 64 feets.

289


A car is filled with four and half gallons of fuel for a round trip.If the amount of fuel taken while going is 1/4 more than the amount taken for coming, what is the amount of fuel consumed while coming back?

270


In Bangalore, during income tax deduction for a single person, the percentage increased by 3% and for middle house-holders, it decreased by 3%. What can you infer?

187






Complete the series 2, 7, 24, 77,__ (hint: 2*12= 24, 7*11= 77, therefore 24*10=

171


A man travelled from the village to the post-office at the rate of 25 kmph and walked back at the rate of 4 kmph. If the whole journey took 5 hours 48 minutes, find the distance of the post-office from the village

195


There are 1000 junior and 800 senior students in a class. And there are 60 sibling pairs where each pair has 1 junior and 1 senior.1 student is chosen from senior and 1 from junior randomly.What is the probability that the two selected students are from a sibling pair?

230


What is the smallest number by which 4880 must be divided in order to make it into a perfect square ?

197


in a city, there are 100 buildings numbered by corporation between 0-100, how many twos are shown in door,

193


How many different 9 digit numbers can be formed from the number 223355888 by re-arranging its digits so that the odd digits occupy even position?

242


A batsman scored 120 runs including 16 fours and 2 sixes. What percentage of his total score did he make by running between the wickets?

239


6 women can do 75 units of work in 8 days by working 5hrs/day. In how many days can 4 women do 30 units of work by working 8hrs/day ?

315


The rectangle box with square base is open at the top. The maximum volume of the box made from 1200 m2 tin,in m3 is?

235


A person travels 6km towards west, then travels 5km towards north ,then finally travels 6km towards west. Where is he with respect to his starting position?

226