Subject Mathematics | |||
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201. Attention is most often focused on next exports because that figure measures the net effect of a nation’s trade in good and services with the rest of the would. In 2000, net exports were 5.8% of GNP and in 2005, they were 6.8%. If the information above is accurate, which of the following must be true? | |||

(a) Exports were greater than imports in 2005, but not in 2000. | |||

(b) Exports increased from 2000 to 2005. | |||

(c) In 2005, the increase in exports was double of that in 2000. | |||

(d) In 2000, net export were greater than in 2005. | |||

(e) In GNP was constant from 2000 to 2005, net exports were greater in 2005 than in 2000. | |||

Ans. d | |||

202. According to the proposed national budget for FY 2011-12, what is the minimum level of taxable income for a taxpayer in general? | |||

(a) Tk. 150,000 | |||

(b) Tk. 160,000 | |||

(c) Tk. 165,000 | |||

(d) Tk. 180,000 | |||

(e) Tk. 200,000 | |||

Ans. d | |||

203. Presently, how many credit rating agencies are there in Bangladesh? | |||

(a) 2 | |||

(b) 3 | |||

(c) 4 | |||

(d) 6 | |||

(e) 12 | |||

Ans. c | |||

204. What is the regulatory agency for non-bank financial institutions in Bangladesh? | |||

(a) SEC | |||

(b) Ministry of Finance | |||

(c) ICB | |||

(d) Bangladesh Bank | |||

(e) Bangladesh Leasing Association | |||

Ans. d | |||

205. What is the expected GDP growth rate for current fiscal year as stipulated in the budget? | |||

(a) 7% | |||

(b) 7.5% | |||

(c) 8% | |||

(d) 9% | |||

(e) 10% | |||

Ans. a | |||

206. 8% of 0.06 = | |||

(a) 0.048 | |||

(b) 0.48 | |||

(c) 4.8 | |||

(d) 0.0048 | |||

(e) 0.00048 | |||

Ans. d | |||

207. The average of a series of consecutive odd number is 33. If there are 7 numbers in the series, what is the lowest number in the series? | |||

(a) 25 | |||

(b) 27 | |||

(c) 29 | |||

(d) 37 | |||

(e) 39 | |||

Ans. b | |||

208. Three years ago the government introduced the Youth Training Program to guarantee teenagers leaving school an alternative to the dole. Today, over one hundred thousand 17 and 18 years olds are still signing on for unemployment benefits. Each of the following if true, could account for the above except: | |||

(a) The program provides uninteresting work | |||

(b) It is difficult to find work for all the program’s graduates | |||

(c) The number of 17 and 18 year old youths has increased over the past three years | |||

(d) Unemployment benefits are known while future salaries are not | |||

(e) Youths are unaware of the program’s benefits | |||

Ans. b | |||

209. An economist was quoted as saying that the cost-of-living index (COL) will go up next month because of a recent increase in the price of fruits and vegetables. Which of the following cannot be inferred form the statement? | |||

(a) The cost of fruits and vegetables has risen sharply. | |||

(b) b. Consumers have decreased their consumption of fruits and vegetables. | |||

(c) The cost of fruits and vegetables is a major item in the COL. | |||

(d) Other items that make up the COL have not significantly decreased in price. | |||

(e) Food cost changes are reflected quickly in the COL. | |||

Ans. b | |||

210. If x = 5, what is the value of ( ${\mathrm{x}}^{7}$ ÷ ${\mathrm{x}}^{5}$ × x² )? | |||

(a) 5 | |||

(b) 25 | |||

(c) 125 | |||

(d) 625 | |||

(e) 50 | |||

Ans. d | |||

211. The exchange rate is the ruling official rate of exchange of dollars for other currencies. It determines the value of American goods in relation to foreign goods. If the dollar is devalued in terms of other currencies, American exports (which are paid for in dollars) become cheaper to foreigners and American imports (paid for by purchasing foreign currency) become more expensive to holders of dollars. What conclusion can be drawn from the above? | |||

(a) a. There are certain disadvantages for the United States economy attached to devaluation | |||

(b) The prospect of devaluation results in a speculative outflow of funds | |||

(c) By encouraging exports and discouraging imports, devaluation can improve the American balance of payments | |||

(d) The difference between imports and exports is called the Trade Gap | |||

(e) It is possible that inflation neutralizes the beneficial effects of devaluation | |||

Ans. c | |||

212. A car uses one liter of petrol to travel 17 miles. After a tune-up, the car travels 17% farther on one liter. How many liters (best approximation) of petrol will it take for the car to travel 170 miles after a tune-up? | |||

(a) 8.1 | |||

(b) 7.9 | |||

(c) 9.3 | |||

(d) 9.1 | |||

(e) 8.5 | |||

Ans. e | |||

213. If x+y>5 and x-y>3, then which of the following gives all and only possible value of x? | |||

(a) x<3 | |||

(b) x>3 | |||

(c) x>4 | |||

(d) x<5 | |||

(e) x>5 | |||

Ans. c | |||

214. Square of a number plus two times the number equal 63. What is the number? | |||

(a) 7 | |||

(b) 9 | |||

(c) -9 | |||

(d) 7 or 9 | |||

(e) 8 | |||

Ans. e | |||

215. Three angles of a triangle are in proportion 5:6:7. Then what is difference in degrees between the biggest and the smallest angle? | |||

(a) 20 | |||

(b) 25 | |||

(c) 30 | |||

(d) 10 | |||

(e) 15 | |||

Ans. a | |||

216. Average of 17 even consecutive integers is 42. what is the third integer from the beginning of the series when the integers are arranged in an increasing in an sequence? | |||

(a) 28 | |||

(b) 29 | |||

(c) 30 | |||

(d) 94 | |||

(e) 36 | |||

Ans. c | |||

217. In 1990, Hotel Segull earned Tk. 5 million in tourist revenue. By 2000, tourist revenue doubled and in 2010, it reached the sum Tk. Million. Each of the following, if true, may explain the trend in tourist revenue except: | |||

(a) The number tourists has increased form 1990 to 2010 | |||

(b) Average stay per tourist has increased | |||

(c) The number of total hotel rooms has increased | |||

(d) The average price of tourist service has increased | |||

(e) Average expenditure per tourist has increased | |||

Ans. c | |||

218. The earth’s resources are being depleted must too fast. To correct this, Alpha Country must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above? | |||

(a) Now resource deposits are constantly being discovered | |||

(b) Alpha Country consumes one-third of all resource used in the world | |||

(c) Other countries need economic development more than Alpha Country does | |||

(d) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels | |||

(e) Alpha Country has been conserving resources for several years | |||

Ans. b | |||

219. Of the five bill collectors at apex Collection Agency, Mr. Mamun has the highest rate of unsuccessful collections. Yet Mr. Mamun is the best bill collector on the agency’s staff. Which one of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy? | |||

(a) None of the bill collectors at the agency has been working longer than Mr. Mamun | |||

(b) The other four bill collectors at the agency consider Mr. Mamun to be a very capable bill collector | |||

(c) Mr. Mamun’s rate of collections per year has remained fairly steady in the last few years | |||

(d) Before joining the agency, Mr. Mamun was affiliated with the credit department of a large department store | |||

(e) Mr. Mamun is assigned to the majority of the most difficult cases at the agency | |||

Ans. e | |||

220. If the second day of the month is a Monday, the eighteenth day of the month is a . . . . . | |||

(a) Sunday | |||

(b) Tuesday | |||

(c) Thursday | |||

(d) Monday | |||

(e) Wednesday | |||

Ans. e | |||

221. Mr. A is 5 years senior to Mr. B is 3 years senior to Mr. C, and Mr. C is 2 years junior to Mr. D in job experience. If Mr. D has 15 years Job experience, how many years of experience does Mr. A possess? | |||

(a) 18 | |||

(b) 19 | |||

(c) 20 | |||

(d) 22 | |||

(e) 21 | |||

Ans. e | |||

222. In the middle of a round pool lies a water-lily. The water-lily doubles in size every day. After exactly 20 day the complete pool will be covered by the lily. After how many days will half of the pool be covered by the water-lily? | |||

(a) 3 | |||

(b) 19 | |||

(c) 10 | |||

(d) 15 | |||

(e) 7 | |||

Ans. b | |||

223. How many of the integers between 110 and 120 are prime numbers? | |||

(a) 4 | |||

(b) 3 | |||

(c) 2 | |||

(d) 1 | |||

(e) 0 | |||

Ans. d | |||

224. From a group of 7 men and 6 women, five persons are to be selected to from a committee so that at least 3 men are there on the committee. In how many ways can it be done? | |||

(a) 564 | |||

(b) 645 | |||

(c) 735 | |||

(d) 756 | |||

(e) 749 | |||

Ans. d | |||

225. Unless the new reserves are found soon, the world’s supply of coal is being depleted in such way that with demand continuing to grow at present rates, reserves will be exhausted by the year 2050. Which of the following, if true, will weaken the above argument? | |||

(a) It has been known for many years that there are vast stocks of coal under Antarctica with have yet to be economically exploited | |||

(b) As coal resources are depleted more and more marginal supplies, which are more costly to produce and less efficient in use are being mined | |||

(c) Industrial are increasingly using fossil fuels, now-a-days, as the new reserves of such energy have been discovered | |||

(d) There has been slowdown I the rare of increase in world demand for coal over the last 5 years from 10% to 5% | |||

(e) Oil is being increasingly in place of coal for many industrial and domestic uses | |||

Ans. d |