TCS Previous Paper Set 3 with Detailed Explanation

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TCS Previous Paper Set 3 with Explanation

1. Given a collection of points P in the plane, a 1-set is a point in P that can be separated from the rest by a line, i.e. the point lies on one side of the line while the others lie on the other side. The number of 1-sets of P is denoted by n1(P). The minimum value of n1(P) over all configurations P of 5 points in the plane in general position(i.e. no three points in P lie on a line) is:

Answer: 192


2. The citizens of planet nigiet are 8 fingered and have thus developed their decimal system in base 8. A certain street in nigiet contains 1000 (in base 8) buildings numbered 1 to 1000. How many 3s are used in numbering these buildings?

a) 256

b) 192

c) 54

d) 64

Answer: b) 192


3. Here 10 programmers, type 10 lines with in 10 minutes then 60 lines can type within 60 minutes. How many programmers are needed?

a) 16

b) 6

c) 10

d) 60

Answer: c) 10


4. 1×1! + 2×2! + 3×3! ................ 2012×2012! = ?

Answer: (2013!) - 1


5. After the typist writes 12 letters and addresses 12 envelopes, she inserts the letters randomly into the envelope (1 letter per envelope). What is the probability that exactly 1 letter is inserted in an improper envelope?

Answer: 0


6. Given 3 lines in the plane such that the points of intersection form a triangle with sides of length 20, 20 and 30, the number of points equidistant from all the 3 lines is...

a) 1

b) 3

c) 4

d) 0

Answer: C


7. For the FIFA world cup, Paul the octopus has been predicting the winner of each match with amazing success. It is rumored that in a match between 2 teams A and B, Paul picks A with the same probability as A's chances of winning. Let's assume such rumors to be true and that in a match between Ghana and Bolivia, Ghana the stronger team has a probability of 2/3 of winning the game. What is the probability that Paul will correctly pick the winner of the Ghana-Bolivia game?

Answer: 5/9


8. 36 people {a1, a2, ..., a36} meet and shake hands in a circular fashion. In other words, there are totally 36 handshakes involving the pairs, {a1, a2}, {a2, a3}, ..., {a35, a36}, {a36, a1}. Then size of the smallest set of people such that the rest have shaken hands with at least one person in the set is

Answer: 12


9. A can do a work in 15 days and B in 20 days. If they work on it together for 4 days, then the fraction of the work that is left is:

Answer: 8/15


10. Hare in the other. The hare starts after the tortoise has covered 1/5 of its distance and that too leisurely 3. A hare and a tortoise have a race along a circle of 100 yards diameter. The tortoise goes in one direction and the. The hare and tortoise meet when the hare has covered only 1/8 of the distance. By what factor should the hare increase its speed so as to tie the race?

Answer: 35 times


11. If VXUPLVH is written as SURMISE, what is SHDVD ?

Answer: PEASA


12. What will be the 55th word in the arrangements of the letters of the word PERFECT ?



13. If DDMUQZM is coded as CENTRAL then RBDJK can be coded as.....

Answer: QCEIL


14. A completes 80% of a work in 20 days. Then B also joins and A and B together finish the remaining work in 3 days. How long does it need for B if he alone completes the work?

Answer: 37 1/2


15. In the word ECONOMETRICS, if the first and second , third and forth ,forth and fifth, fifth and sixth words are interchanged up to the last letter, what would be the tenth letter from right?

Answer: Word is CENOMOTEIRSC tenth word is N

16. 302th of 1st year is saturday. What is the 15th day of 5th Year ?

Answer: Wednesday