# HOBET - Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test

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The odds that Amit speaks the truth are 1:2 and the odds that Bunty speaks the truth are 2:3. What is the probability that exactly one of Amit and Bunty is telling the truth?
7/15
With the ban on laptops, Bluetooth, infrared and pen drives in government organizations, many corporate offices are also pulling up their socks to ensure a similar rule. Despite the fact that most employees are made to sign secrecy bonds, people often download information to take home to work on. Although it is monitored the employers can never be 100 per cent sure that it is not misused. As a result many banks, consultancies and back offices have banned the use of personal laptops in the offices. Which of the following best criticizes the steps being taken by the corporate offices?
Only 5% of such crimes are committed using laptops
In an essay competition the odds against competitors A, B, C and D are 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1 respectively. Find the probability that one of them wins the competition.
127/150
Last year, a proactive initiative by the state government to publish the answer sheets, backfired when students discovered discrepancies in the way the questions had been marked. They found that in one paper, a student who hadn't attempted all the questions, still got cent per cent score and in a few others the tally of marks didn't add up. Following this embarrassment, the state government decided against publishing a similar booklet this year. Some students and teachers are of the view that the booklet should be published. Which of the following is the best reason for publishing the booklet?
Students of the succeeding batches can learn how top scorers attempt
The City Social Work Club organized a bicycle rally in the city from The City Circle to the Edge Road. The participants were mostly young members of the club. The rally was aimed at promoting awareness about pollution in general and vehicular pollution in particular. The concept of the rally was to bring home the idea that the humble bicycle is not only a non-polluting means of transport but also worked wonders for one's health. The rally culminated In a street play which emphasized the causes of motor vehicular pollution and Its effects on health. Which of the following statements Is the most suitable assumption of the organizers?
we need a pollution free environment and a healthy lifestyle
Some stories are for the mere purpose of making the listener feel good. Like say the fairy tales which always have a happy ending. On the other hand C. S. Lewis's Narnia tales are Christian allegories. Which of the following is the most likely meaning of allegory?
A symbolic story
If P (n-1, 3): P (n, 3) = 1:9, find n.
9
Find the number of words formed by permuting all the letters of the word INDEPENDENCE.
1663200
On a chess board one white square is chosen at random. In how many ways can a black square be chosen such that it does not lie in the same row as the white square?
2002
In a class test there are 5 questions. One question has been taken from each of the 4 chapters. The first two chapters have 3 questions each and the last two chapters have 6 questions each. The fourth question can be picked from any of the chapters. How many different question papers could have been prepared?
4860
II the vertices of a heptagon, how many quadrilaterals will you get?
35
Neetu has five identical beads each of nine different colours. She wants to make a necklace such that the beads of the same colour always come together. How many different arrangements can she have?
20160
Find the odds in favour that when a number is chosen randomly from 1 to 200 then it is an even number and not a multiple of 15.
47:53
Aman - I need to take a break. I can feel the effect of stress due to office work on my health. Ara - You must go and see a doctor. Which of the following conversations is similar to the one mentioned above?
AN - Give me a reason for not coming over to my house today.All -- There is only one reason and that I can not tell you now. I shall clarify later.
Happiness comes through the progressive realization of a worthy objective. Which of the following is the best criticism of the above statement?
Happiness does not mean the same for everyone.
Sunita wants to make a necklace. She has 8 beads. How many different choices does she have?
2400
Who doesn't dream of giving their house a fresh new look this festive season? But if budget constraints are stopping you, fret not. Sometimes giving your house a fresh new look is all about making the best choice. If planned nicely you don't really need to spend a fortune. To give a room a new twist you just need to focus on any one aspect of the decor - colour, lighting or furnishing. Which of the following is mostly likely the advice of the author of the above paragraph?
Repainting the entire house might cost a bomb, but K painting one wall with a bright hue can actually spruce up the look of the entire room.
Indulge yourself, eat well; after all, you will live only once. Which of the following statements does the above paragraph give maximum support to?
People bother a lot about what they eat.
In how many ways can 8 people be seated at a round table?
5040
In an entrance test that is graded on the basis of English and general knowledge, the probability of a randomly chosen student passing both the tests is 0.5 and the probability of passing neither is 0.1. If the probability of passing the English test is 0.75, then what is the probability of passing the general knowledge test?
13/20
People start donating in charitable institutions to get rid of guilt. They are doing "good work"; they are doing "God's work'. They are opening hospitals and schools. All they are doing is trying somehow not to go mad because of the feeling of guilt. All your hospitals, and all your schools and colleges, and all your charitable institutions are outcomes of guilty people. Which of the following is the most suitable assumption of the author?
People are guilty of having more money than they require
In how many ways can 15 students be seated in a row such that the 2 most talkative children never sit together?
14! 13
A recent study reveals that men prefer women who are compatible with them rather than women younger than them. The study suggests that 87% unmarried men feel that they would prefer to marry a girl who is compatible even if she is older than them. Which of the following most significantly weakens the claims of the study?
The conclusion was based on a set of indirect questions which have been wrongly interpreted and stated
6 students of nursery class are playing a game. They are standing in a circle and have to pass a ball among themselves. How many such passes are possible?
15625
5 colours are allotted to each house. If the flag of Tagore House has to be a sequence of three blocks of different colours, then how many flags can they choose from?
60
Out of 10 toppers of a school, 5 are girls and 5 are boys. 5 students have to be chosen to represent the school in a seminar. Find the probability that all five are girls.
1/252
Group's photograph of a school all the 5 teachers are to be seated in the front row. Four girls are to be in the second row and six boys in the third row. If the principal has a fixed seat in the first row, then how many arrangements are possible?
2073600
In her new kids1 guide to writing, Gail tells beginners not to get discouraged, to pay attention to every detail and to incorporate fun into discipline. She suggests writing the first page of the story three times, each time from a different starting point. Every story has another story behind it. Gail is practical, conversational and honest - a good voice to have in your ear as you set about the solitary work of writing. One of her more specific pieces of advice is to save the work for at least 15 years. Which of the following is the most remarkable feature of the book?
itcan be used by even those who have been writing for a long time.
A box contains 6 red, 4 white and 5 black balls. A person draws 4 balls at random. Find the probability that among the four balls, there is at least one of each colour.
48/91
In how many ways can five rings be worn in 3 fingers?
243
Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class. What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?
That her son is good in studies.
Everyone desires to be healthy. Sometimes it is difficult, especially when you crave foods that aren't good for you. Some people crave for sweets, others for salted fried snacks. Then we have the cola addicts, who must have their regular quota everyday or they go into depression. The cigarette, alcohol and chocolate lovers are a breed apart. It takes a lot of discipline to get over these addictions. You may sincerely desire to give up these cravings but you may discover that you remain powerless to the demands of your taste buds. Which of the following is the point that the author is trying to make?
Even if one wants to eat healthy one can not do so because of being addicted
Good Heavens is a book of one-act plays, with a very detailed introduction to the stage. Poile Sengupta explains the concept of royalty and permission to reproduce or stage someone else's work. She has included thoughtful details like telling her readers to take water and snacks with them as rehearsals can be long drawn out and laborious. The book design and layout is also remarkable. It depicts a scene where actors are rehearsing for a play. Each of seven plays focuses on a different aspect of theatre. This book will give aspiring actors a push in the right direction, and encourage writers to try their hand at scripts. Which of the following is most remarkable feature of the book?
The concept of royalty and permission to reproduce someone's work is an eye opener
A financial genius is someone who manages to earn more than his family can spend. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the above sentence?
A financial genius is one who can save a little of his earnings.
How many heptagons can be drawn by joining the vertices of a polygon with 10 sides?
120
How many four-digit numbers are there with distinct digits?
4536
Sam -1 think there should be some way to get out of this trouble. We sure can manage to get the money from somewhere. Like say we can work overtime or start some business. We will have to think hard, I am sure we can handle the situation if we can think of some source of earning money. Samant - There is no way. There is nothing we can do about it. Even if we work overtime we shall not be able to make enough money in two months. We should not waste time in thinking about how we can earn the money. Instead we should some other means of getting it. What is a reader most likely to conclude about the qualities of the two after reading the above conversation?
Sam is a dreamer and Samant is practical
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. What does the speaker of the above sentence mean to imply?
lf you set an example, others will follow.
A polygon has 20 diagonals. How many sides does it have?
8
In the 17 months after my father's death and cremation, my mother spent more time at work than at home, and I was mostly home alone by myself. I chopped off my hair because I wanted to look as bad as I felt. I'm 21 now, but that year I was only 11. What is the most likely reason for the author to cut his hair?
He did not want people to think that he was enjoying life after his father's death
There are five shirts of different colours and five pants of the same five colours. The shirts have to be matched with the pants of same colours. Find the probability that all the five shirts and pants are matched correctly.
1/120
In her new kids, guide to writing Gail tells beginners not to get discouraged, to pay attention to every detail and to incorporate fun into discipline. She suggests writing the first page of the story three times, each time from a different starting point. Every story has another story behind it. Gail is practical, conversational and honest - a good voice to have in your ear as you set about the solitary work of writing. One of her more specific pieces of advice is to save the work for at least 15 years. Which of the following is the most remarkable feature of the book?
itcan be used by even those who have been writing for a long time.
A bag contains tickets numbered 1 to 30. Three tickets are chosen at random. Find the probability that all the tickets have two digit numbers.
19/58
One of two events must happen. Given that the chance of one is two-third of the other, find the odds in favour of the other.
2:3
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has shrunk to five years, the narrowest since 1946, it is no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Which of the following is the most suitable reason for the above?
Men do not seek medical help as often as women.
China is to auction licenses for foreigners to hunt wild animals, including endangered species, according to local media. The auction will offer the right to hunt yaks, wolves and other wild animals in five western provinces. The price of a license will depend on the type and number of animals to be hunted. A license to hunt a wolf could cost about $200, while permission to shoot a yak could be as much as $40,000. The wolf is the only carnivore on the list that could be hunted. Which of the following is strongest criticism of the above?
lt would agitate the wild life protection groupsallover the world
There are 9 letters; 5 consonants and 4 vowels. Three letters are chosen at random. What is the probability of choosing more than one vowel?
17/42
You don't see donkeys laughing; you don't see buffaloes enjoying a joke. It is only man who can enjoy a joke, who can laugh. Without laughter a man is like a tree without flowers. But the society needs serious people: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Vice-Chancellors, Professors, Popes, and Shankaracharyas, all kinds of priests, teachers, and commissioners. Everybody has to be serious. If they have a sense of humour they will become human. They are expected to be just like machines. Which of the following is the most suitable criticism of the above mentioned idea?
lf one is conscious of his behavior in public it does not mean that he is not human
Which one of the following is the weakest claim in the advertisement of Morning Walker, an electronic device which can be used as a substitute of walking?
Morning Walker has been tested and certified by leading medical institutions.
If P (2n+1, n-1): P (2n-1, n) = 3:5, find n.
4
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