Solved Question Paper of Recruitment Test conducted by UPSC for the Post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) in Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) held during 2012

1. If 20% of P = 30% of Q = 1/6 of R., then P: Q : R is :

(a) 2 : 3 : 16
(b) 3 : 2 : 16
(c) 10 : 15 : 18
(d) 15 : 10 18

2. A tree increases annually by 1/8th of its height. What will be its height after 2 years, if it stands today 64 cm high?

(a) 72 cm
(b) 74 cm
(c) 81 cm
(d) 85 cm

3. The sides of a triangle GHL are GH= 65 m, HL = 75 m and LG=80 m. What is the area of this triangle (square meters)?

(a) 2100
(b) 2160
(c) 2200
(d) 2280

4. Three sets of data on comparable situations are available as under :

Observation         No of data     Mean value      Std Deviation

1                          9                        8                        1.6

2                          12                      7                         12

3                          15                       9                        1.4

Considering all the data sets together, the overall mean value would be ..

(a) 7.24
(b) 7.66
(c) 8.08
(d) 8.50

5. A train travels at a certain average speed for a distance of 63 km. Thereafter it travels a distance of 72 km with an average speed of 6 km/hour more than the original speed. Total time taken to complete the journey is 3 hours. What is the original average speed of the train ?

(a) 36 kmph
(b) 42 kmph
(c) 48 kmph
(d) 54 kmph

6. An iron rod of 1 cm diameter and 8 cm length, is drawn into a wire of 18m in length with uniform thickness. The thickness of the wire would be :

(a) 1/21
(b) 1/18
(c) 1/15
(d) 1/12

7. A 60 m long train travels at a uniform speed of 72 kmph. It passes non-stop along the 600m platform of a wayside station. What is the elapsed time for the train to entirely clear the platform ?

(a) 30 seconds
(b) 31 seconds
(c) 32 seconds
(d) 33 seconds

8. Train A is 75 m long and travels at a uniform speed of 54 km/hour. Train S is 125 m long and travels at a uniform speed of 36 km/hour in the direction opposite to that of Train A. If these trains are crossing at a double-track stretch, what is the time taken for the two trains to fully clear each other ?

(a) 10 seconds
(b) 8 seconds
(c) 7.2 seconds
(d) 6.6 seconds

9. Biome, largest recognizable assemblage of animals and plants on the Earth. is controlled mainly by :

(a) Biological activity
(b) Landforms
(c) Climate
(d) Soil