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2007 ICICI india bank placement test november Delhi

2007 Placement Paper Solved & explained

ICICI India Bank Verbal Questions for placement test(move down the page for technical questions)

1. Depreciation: deflation, depression, devaluation, fall, slump

2. Deprecate : feel & express disapproval,

3. Incentive : thing one encourages one to do (stimulus)

4. Echelon : level of authority or responsibility

5. Innovation : make changes or introduce new things

6. Intermittent : externally stopping & then starting

7. Detrimental: harmful

8. Conciliation : make less angry or more friendly

9. Orthodox: conventional or traditional, superstitious

10. Fallible : liable to error

11. Volatile : ever changing

12. Manifest: clear & obvious

13. Connotation : suggest or implied meaning of expression

14. Reciprocal: reverse or opposite

15. Agrarian : related to agriculture

16. Vacillate : undecided or dilemma

17. Expedient : fitting proper, desirable

18. Simulate : produce artificially resembling an existing one.

19. Access : to approach

20. Compensation: salary

21. Truncate : shorten by cutting

22. Adherence : stick

23. Heterogeneous: non similar things

24. Surplus : excessive

25. Assess : determine the amount or value

26. Cognizance : knowledge

27. Retrospective : review

28. Naive : innocent, rustic

29. Equivocate : tallying on both sides, lie, mislead

30. Postulate : frame a theory

31. Latent : dormant, secret

32. Fluctuation : wavering,

33. Eliminate : to reduce

34. Affinity : strong liking

35. Expedite : hasten

36. Console : to show sympathy

37. Adversary : opposition

38. Affable : lovable or approachable

39. Decomposition : rotten

40. Agregious : apart from the crowd, especially bad

41. Conglomeration: group, collection

42. Aberration: deviation

43. Augury : prediction

44. Creditability : ability to common belief, quality of being credible

45. Coincident: incidentally

46. Constituent : accompanying

47. Differential : having or showing or making use of

48. Litigation : engaging in a law suit

49. Moratorium: legally or officially determined period of delay before fulfillment of the agreement of paying of debts.

50. Negotiate : discuss or bargain

51. Preparation : act of preparing

52. Preponderant : superiority of power or quality

53. Relevance : quality of being relevant

54. Apparatus : appliances

55. Ignorance : blindness, in experience

56. Obsession: complex enthusiasm

57. precipitate : speed, active

58. corroborative: refutable

59. obnoxious : harmless

60. sanction: hinder

61. empirical: experimental

62. aborigine: emigrant

63. corpulent : emaciated

64. officious: pragmate

65. Agitator : Firebrand :: Renegade : Turncoat

66. Burst : Sound :: Tinder : Fire

67. Star : cluster :: Tree : clump

68. Piston : Cylinder :: elevator : shaft

69. Mitigate : punishment :: commute : sentence

70. Erudite : scholar :: illiterate : ignorant

71. Fire : Ashes :: explosion : debris

72. mason : wall :: Author : Book

73. Fire : Ashes :: Event : memories

74. (a) cheerleaders : pompoms

(b) audience:seats

(c) team:goalposts

(d) conductor:podium

(e) referee:decision

Ans. (a)

75. archipelago:islands::

(a) arbor:bower (b) garden:flower (c) mountain:valley (d) sand:dun (e) constellation:star Ans. (a)

76. crow:boastful ::

(a) smirk:witty (b) conceal:s;y (c) pout:sulky (d) blush:coarse (e) bluster:unhappy Ans. (a)

77. bracket:shelf ::

(a) hammer:anvil (b) girder:rivet (c) strut:rafter (d) valve:pipe (e) bucket:well Ans. (a)

78. taxonomy:classification ::

(a) etymology:derivation (b) autonomy:authorization (c) economy:rationalization (d) tautology:justification

(e) ecology:urbanization Ans. (a)

79. moderator:debate ::

(a) legislator:election (b) chef:banquet (c) auditor:lecture (d) conspirator:plot (e) umpire:game Ans. (a)

80. glossary:words ::

(a) catalogue:dates (b) atlas:maps (c) almanac:synonyms (d) thesaurus:rhymes (e) lexicon:numbers Ans. (a)

81. lumber: bear ::

(a) roost:hen (b) bray:donkey (c) waddle:goose (d) swoop:hawk (e) chirp:sparrow Ans. (a)

82. celerity:snail :: (a) indolence:sloth (b) cunning:weasel (c) curiosity:cat (d) humility:peacock

(e) obstinacy:mule Ans. (a)

83. wood:sand ::

(a) coal:burn (b) brick:lay (c) oil:polish (d) metal:burnish (e) stone:quarry Ans. (a)

84. carpenter:saw ::

(a) stenographer:typist (b) painter:brush (c) lawyer:brief(d) runner:sneakers e) seamstress:scissors Ans. (a)

85. horns:bull ::

(a) mane:lion (b) wattles:turkey (c) antlers:stag (d) hooves:horse (e) wings:eagle Ans. (a)

86. gullible:duped ::

(a) credible:cheated (b) careful:cautioned (c) malleable:moulded (d) myopic:mislead e) articulate:silenced

Ans. (a)

87. marathon:stamina ::

(a) relay:independence (b) hurdle:perseverance (c) sprint:celerity (d) job:weariness (e) ramble:directness

Ans. (a)

88. Skin:man ::

(a) hide:animal (b) jump:start (c) peel:potato (d) eat:food (e) wool:cloth Ans. (a)

89. Bamboo:Shoot ::

(a) Bean:Sprout (b) Peas:Pod (c) Potato:Eye (d) Carrot:Root (e) Leaf:Stem Ans. (a)

90. Deflect:Missile ::

(a) Siege:Castle (b) Distract:Attraction (c) Protect:Honour (d) Drop:Catch (e) Score:Goal Ans. (a)

91. Editor:magazine ::

(a) captain:ship (b) actor:movie (c) director:film (d) player:team (e) jockey:horse Ans. (a)

92. Volcano : Lava ::

(a) Fault:earthquate (b) crack:wall (c) tunnel:dig (d) water:swim(e) floor:polis Ans. (a)

93. Disregarded

(a) heed (b) hopeful (c) evade (d) dense Ans. (a)

94. Obviate

(a) becloud (b) necessitate (c) rationalize (d) execute Ans. (b)

95. Superficial

(a) profound (b) exaggerated (c) subjective (d) spirited Ans. (a)

96. chief : tribe :: governer : state

97. epaulette : shoulder :: tiara : head

98. guttural : throat :: gastric : stomach

99. inept : clever :: languid : active

100. Erudite : scholar :: illiterate : ignorant


ICICI India Bank Technical Questions for placement test

Find the output of the following program

int *p,*q;

p=(int *)1000;

q=(int *)2000;

printf("%d",(q-p)); Ans: 500

Which addressing mode is used in the following statements:

(a) MVI B,55 (b) MOV B,A (c) MOV M,A

Ans. (a) Immediate addressing mode.

(b) Register Addressing Mode

(c) Direct addressing mode

RS-232C standard is used in _____________. Ans. Serial I/O

Memory. Management in Operating Systems is done by

a) Memory Management Unit

b) Memory management software of the Operating System c) Kernel

Ans: (b)

What is done for a Push opertion?Ans: SP is decremented & then the value is stored.

Binary equivalent of 52 Ans. 110100

Hexadecimal equivalent of 3452 Ans. 72A

Explain Just In Time Concept ? Ans. Elimination of waste by purchasing manufacturing exactly when needed

A good way of unit testing s/w program is Ans. User test

OOT uses Ans. Encapsulated of detect methods

EDI useful in Ans. Electronic Transmission

MRPII different from MRP Ans. Modular version of man redundant initials

Hard disk time for R/W head to move to correct sector Ans. Latency Time

The percentage of times a page number bound in associate register is called

Ans. Bit ratio

Expand MODEM Ans. Modulator & Demodulator

RDBMS file system can be defined as Ans. Interrelated

A 2MB PCM(pulse code modulation) has

a) 32 channels b) 30 voice channels & 1 signalling channel.

c) 31 voice channels & 1 signalling channel.

d) 32 channels out of which 30 voice channels, 1 signalling channel, & 1 Synchronizatio channel. Ans: (c)

2. Time taken for 1 satellite hop in voice communication is

a) 1/2 second b) 1 seconds c) 4 seconds d) 2 seconds Ans: (a)

A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell pulses at the cost price, but he uses a false weight of 950gm. for a kg. His gain is ?%.

Max number of satellite hops allowed in voice communication is :

a) only one b) more than one c) two hops d) four hops Ans: (c)

Conditional results after execution of an instruction in a micro processor is stored ina) register b) accumulator c) flag register d) flag register part of PSW(Program Status Word) Ans: (d)

Frequency at which VOICE is sampled is

a) 4 Khz b) 8 Khz c) 16 Khz d) 64 Khz Ans: (a)

Line of Sight is

a) Straight Line b) Parabolic c) Tx & Rx should be visible to each other

d) none Ans: (c)

Purpose of PC(Program Counter) in a MicroProcessor is

a) To store address of TOS(Top Of Stack)

b) To store address of next instruction to be executed.

c) count the number of instructions.

d) to store base address of the stack. Ans: (b)

What action is taken when the processor under execution is interrupted by a non-maskable interrupt?

a) Processor serves the interrupt request after completing the execution of the current instruction.

b) Processor serves the interupt request after completing the current task.

c) Processor serves the interupt request immediately.

d) Processor serving the interrupt request depends upon the priority of the current task under execution. Ans: (a)

The status of the Kernel is

a) task b) process c) not defined. d) none of the above. Ans: (b)

To send a data packet using datagram , connection will be established

a) before data transmission.

b) connection is not established before data transmission.

c) no connection is required.

d) none of the above. Ans: (c)

Word allignment is

a) alligning the address to the next word boundary of the machine.

b) alligning to even boundary.

c) alligning to word boundary.

d) none of the above. Ans: (a)

When a 'C' function call is made, the order in which parameters passed to the function are pushed into the stack is

a) left to right b) right to left

c) bigger variables are moved first than the smaller variales.

d) smaller variables are moved first than the bigger ones.

e) none of the above. Ans: (b)

What is the type of signalling used between two exchanges?

a) inband b) common channel signaling c) any of the above

d) none of the above. Ans: (a)

Buffering is

a) the process of temporarily storing the data to allow for small variation in device speeds

b) a method to reduce cross talks

c) storage of data within transmitting medium until the receiver is ready to receive.

d) a method to reduce routing overhead. Ans: (a)

16. Memory allocation of variables declared in a program is

a) allocated in RAM. b) allocated in ROM. c) allocated on stack.

d) assigned to registers. Ans: (c)

Memory allocation of variables declared in a program is

a) allocated in RAM. b) allocated in ROM. c) allocated on stack.

d) assigned to registers. Ans: (c)

A software that allows a personal computer to pretend as a computer terminal is

a) terminal adapter b) bulletin board c) modem d) terminal emulation

Ans: (d)


Super Key isAns. Primary key & Attribute

Windows 95 supports

(a) Multiuser (b) n tasks (c) Both (d) None Ans. (a)

In the command scanf, h is used for Ans. Short int


A process is defined as Ans. Program in execution

A thread is Ans. Detachable unit of executable code)


A thread is Ans. Detachable unit of executable code)


.How is memory management done in Win95

Ans. Through paging & segmentation


What is meant by polymorphism

Ans. Redfinition of a base class method in a derived class


What is the essential feature of inheritance

Ans. All properties of existing class are derived


What does the protocol FTP do

Ans. Transfer a file b/w stations with user authentification


In the transport layer ,TCP is what type of protocol Ans. Connection oriented


Why is a gateway used Ans. To connect incompatible networks


How is linked list implemented Ans. By referential structures


What method is used in Win95 in multitasking Ans. Non preemptive check


What is a semaphore Ans. A method synchronization of multiple processes


What is the precedence order from high to low ,of the symbols ( ) ++ / Ans.( ) , ++, /


Preorder of A*(B+C)/D-G Ans.*+ABC/-DG


What is the efficiency of merge sort Ans. O(n log n)

In which layer are routers used Ans.In network layer


Which of the following sorting algorithem has average sorting behavior --Bubble sort, merge sort, heap sort,

exchange sort Ans. Heap sort

In binary search tree which traversal is used for getting ascending order values--Inorder ,post order,preorder Ans.Inorder


What are device drivers used for Ans.To provide software for enabling the hardware


What are device drivers used for Ans.To provide software for enabling the hardware


What is make command in unix Ans. Used forcreation of more than one file


In unix .profile contains Ans. Start up program


In unix 'ls 'stores contents in Ans.inode block


Which of the following involves context switch,

(a) system call (b) priviliged instruction (c) floating poitnt exception

(d) all the above (e) none of the above Ans: (a)


61. In OST, terminal emulation is done in

(a) sessions layer (b) application layer (c) presentation layer

(d) transport layer Ans: (b)


For 1 MB memory, the number of address lines required,

(a)11 (b)16 (c)22 (d) 24 Ans. (b)


Semaphore is used for

(a) synchronization (b) dead-lock avoidance (c) box (d) none Ans. (a)


Which holds true for the following statement

class c: public A, public B

a) 2 member in class A, B should not have same name

b) 2 member in class A, C should not have same name

c) both

d) none Ans. (a)


Preproconia.. does not do which one of the following

(a) macro (b) conditional compliclation (c) in type checking (d) including load file

Ans. (c)

Piggy backing is a technique for

a) Flow control b) Sequence c) Acknowledgement d) retransmition Ans. (c)


Which is not a memory management scheme?

a) buddy system b) swapping c) monitors d) paging Ans : c

There was a circuit given using three nand gates with two inputs & one output.

Find the output.

a) OR b) & c) XOR d) NOT Ans. (a)

Iintegrated check value(ICV) are used as: Ans. The client computes the ICV & then compares it with the senders value.


When applets are downloaded from web sites , a byte verifier performs _________?

Ans. Status check

An IP/IPX packet received by a computer using... having IP/IPX both how the packet Is handled. Ans. Read the, field in the packet header with to send IP or IPX protocol.


The UNIX shell ....

a) does not come with the rest of the system

b) forms the interface between the user & the kernal

c) does not give any scope for programming

d) deos not allow calling one program from with in another

e) all of the above Ans. (b)

In UNIX a files i-node ......?

Ans. Is a data structure that defines all specifications of a file like the file size,

number of lines to a file, permissions etc.


The very first process created by the kernal that runs till the kernal process is halts is

a) init b) getty c) both (a) & (b) d) none of these Ans. (a)


In the process table entry for the kernel process, the process id value is

(a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 255 (e) it does not have a process table entry Ans. (a)


Which of the following API is used to hide a window

a) ShowWindow b) EnableWindow c) MoveWindowd) SetWindowPlacement

e) None of the above Ans. (a)

Which function is the entry point for a DLL in MS Windows 3.1

a) Main b) Winmain c) Dllmain d) Libmain e) None Ans. (b)


The standard source for standard input, standard output & standard error is

a) the terminal b) /dev/null

c) /usr/you/input, /usr/you/output/, /usr/you/error respectively

d) None Ans. (a)

The redirection operators > & >>

a) do the same function b) differ : > overwrites, while >> appends

c) differ : > is used for input while >> is used for output

d) differ : > write to any file while >> write only to standard output

e) None of these Ans. (b)


The command grep first second third /usr/you/myfile

a) prints lines containing the words first, second or third from the file /usr/you/myfile

b) searches for lines containing the pattern first in the files

second, third, & /usr/you/myfile & prints them

c) searches the files /usr/you/myfiel & third for lines containing the words first or second & prints them

d) replaces the word first with the word second in the files third & /usr/you/myfile

e) None of the above .

Ans. (b)


You are creating a Index on EMPNO column in the EMPLOYEE table. Which statement will you use?

a) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx ON employee, empno;

b) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx FOR employee, empno;

c) CREATE INdEX emp_empno_idx ON employee(empno);

d) CREATE emp_empno_idx INdEX ON employee(empno); Ans. c


Which program construct must return a value?

a) Package b) Function c) Anonymous block d) Stored Procedure

e) Application Procedure Ans. b

Which Statement would you use to remove the EMPLOYEE_Id_PK PRIMARY KEY constraint & all depending constraints fromthe EMPLOYEE table?



c) MOdIFY TABLE employee dROP CONSTRAINT employee_id_pk CASCAdE;

d) ALTER TABLE employee dROP PRIMARY KEY employee_id_pk CASCAdE;

e) MOdIFY TABLE employee dELETE PRIMARY KEY employee_id_pk CASCAdE;

Ans. a

Which three commands cause a transaction to end? (Chosse three)


f) ROLLBACK Ans. a ,b ,f


Under which circumstance should you create an index on a table?

a) The table is small.

b) The table is updated frequently.

c) A columns values are static & contain a narrow range of values

d) Two columns are consistently used in the WHERE clause join condition of SELECT



What was the first name given to Java Programming Language.

a) Oak ? Java b) Small Talk c) Oak d) None Ans.a


A certain radioactive element A, has a half life = t seconds.

In (t/2) seconds the fraction of the initial quantity of the element so far decayed is nearly

(a) 29% (b) 15% (c) 10% (d) 45% Ans. (a)


Which of the following plots would be a straight line ?

(a) Logarithm of decay rate against logarithm of time

(b) Logarithm of decay rate against logarithm of number of decaying nuclei

(c) Decay rate against time

(d) Number of decaying nuclei against time Ans. (b)


A radioactive element x has an atomic number of 100.

It decays directly into an element y which decays directly into element z.

In both processes a charged particle is emitted.

Which of the following statements would be true?

(a) y has an atomic number of 102 (b) y has an atomic number of 101

(c) z has an atomic number of 100 (d) z has an atomic number of 101

Ans. (b)


If the sum of the roots of the equation ax2 + bx + c=0 is equal to the sum of the squares of their reciprocals

then a/c, b/a, c/b are in

(a) AP (b) GP (c) HP (d) None of these Ans. (c)

A man speaks the truth 3 out of 4 times. He throws a die & reports it to be a 6.

What is the probability of it being a 6?

(a) 3/8 (b) 5/8 (c) ¾ (d) None of the above Ans. (a)


If cos2A + cos2B + cos2C = 1 then ABC is a

(a) Right angle triangle (b) Equilateral triangle (c) All the angles are acute

(d) None of these Ans. (a)


Image of point (3,8) in the line x + 3y = 7 is

(a) (-1,-4) (b) (-1,4) (c) (2,-4) (d) (-2,-4) Ans. (a)

The mass number of a nucleus is

(a) Always less than its atomic number (b) Always more than its atomic number

(c) Sometimes more than & sometimes equal to its atomic number

(d) None of the above Ans. (c)

The maximum KE of the photoelectron emitted from a surface is dependent on

(a) The intensity of incident radiation (b) The potential of the collector electrode

(c) The frequency of incident radiation

(d) The angle of incidence of radiation of the surface Ans. (c

Which of the following is not an essential condition for interference

(a) The two interfering waves must be propagated in almost the same direction or

the two interfering waves must intersect at a very small angle

(b) The waves must have the same time period & wavelength

(c) Amplitude of the two waves should be the same

(d) The interfering beams of light must originate from the same source Ans. (c)


When X-Ray photons collide with electrons

(a) They slow down (b) Their mass increases (c) Their wave length increases

(d) Their energy decreases Ans. (c)

An electron emits energy .

(a) Because its in orbit (b) When it jumps from one energy level to another

(c) Electrons are attracted towards the nucleus

(d) The electrostatic force is insufficient to hold the electrons in orbits Ans. (b)

An electron emits energy

(a) Because its in orbit (b) When it jumps from one energy level to another

(c) Electrons are attracted towards the nucleus

(d) The electrostatic force is insufficient to hold the electrons in orbits Ans. (b)


How many bonds are present in CO2 molecule?

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 0 (d) 4 Ans. (d)

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