Odisha Postal Circle conducted the Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) Exam on 2014. Here we shared Odisha Postal PA/SA Question Papers 2014 of Previous Year Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam. The question has 4 sections that is **General Knowledge, Numerical, English and Reasoning.** Full mark of the exam is 100 . 25 Questions from each of the 4 sections. Time duration is 2 hour. No Negative Marking.

**Odisha Postal PA/SA Question Papers 2014**

**PART A **

**(General Knowledge)**

1. In which year was the Indian space research organization (ISRO) founded?

- 1967
- 1969
- 1970
- 1974

2. Which of the following awards was conferred on Mrs Kiran Bedi?

- Saraswati
- Golden Globe
- Magsaysay
- Rani Lakshmi

3. The United Nations declared 2006 as the international year of __

- Rice
- World Population
- Communication
- Elderly Persons

4. Who written the book “War and Peace”?

- Khushwan Singh
- Mikhali Solokhov
- Count Leo Tolstoy
- Saul Bellow

5. What is the function of I/O unit of a computer system ?

- To initiate the process of recovery of data of the crashed computer
- To exchange the information of windows with CPU
- To reset or restarts the computer when it is booted
- To excahnge the information of computer with the outside world

6. India won its fist Olympic hockey gold in

- 1928
- 1932
- 1936
- 1948

7. Who is the author of “Tarikh-i-Alai” which contains sultan alauddin Khilji?

- Ziauddin Barani
- Shams Shiraj Afif
- Amir Khusrau
- Yahiya-bin-Ahmed

8. Which of the following states has the maximum forest cover in India?

- Arunanchal Pradesh
- Assam
- Madhya Pradesh
- Karnataka

9. The normal temperature of human body ?

- 37 Degee Celcius
- 37 Degee Farenheit
- 104 Degee Farenheit
- 36.4 Degee Celcius

10. Lakshadeep Island is situated in

- Indian Ocean
- Arabian Ocean
- Bay of Bengal
- Non of these

11. Which day is the International Human Rights Day?

- December 10th
- October 24th
- November 25th
- None of these

12. Out put device make it possible to—

- View and print a data
- Scan a data
- Input a data
- Sending a data

13. Who is the author of book “New Dimension of India’s Foreign exchange policy?

- A.B.Vajpayee
- Jaswant Singh
- PC Alexander
- Yashwant Sinha

14. The Olympic game in 2016 will be held in

- London
- America
- Holland
- Brazil

15. Who first translated “Bhagvad- Gita ” in to English ?

- William Jones
- Charles Wilkins
- Alexander Cummingham
- John Marshall

16. The Pollution is most marked on

- Natural balance of nature
- Natural Flora of Place
- Natural geochemical cycles
- All of the above

17. The first satelite launched by India is called

- Aryabhata
- Bhaskara I
- Bhaskara II
- Rohini

18. which of the following awards is associated with agriculture

- Bourlog Award
- Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
- Arjun Award
- Vyas Samman

19. February 14 is Observed as __

- World Vegetarian Day
- United Nations Day for South cooperation
- Valentine Day
- United Nations Day, recognized by UN

20. The book Discovery of India is written by ?

- Mahatma Gandhi
- Subhash Chandra Bose
- Jawaharlal Nehru
- Sastri

21. A person who uses his expertise to gain the peoples computer to get information illegally or to damage is called as

- Spammer
- Programmer
- Hacker
- Instant Messenger

22. How many players are there in water polo team?

- 4
- 5
- 6
- 7

23. At the time of Nadir Shah attacked Delhi, the Mughal Emperor was ?

- Ahmad Shah
- Bahadur Shah
- Mohammed Shah
- Shah Alam II

24. Arrange the following statets in the increasing order of population

- 1,2,3,4
- 1,2,4,3
- 2,1,3,4
- 2,1,4,3

25. CMYK related to

- Railway Signaling
- Navigation
- Offset Printing
- Electronic Voting Machine

**PART B **

**(Numerical)**

26. In how many years will a sum of Rs 19200 placed at 10% per annum compound interest yield an interest of Rs 4031 ?

- 1 and 1/2 years
- 2 and 1/2 years
- 2 years
- 3 years

27. Find the value of (0.5% of 640)X(1.3% of 350)= ?

- 12.56
- 13.44
- 14.44
- 14.56

28. The average of 6 numbers is 30. If the average of first four is 25 and that of last three is 35, the fourth number is

- 25
- 30
- 35
- 40

29. A store keeper claims to sell his articles at a discount of 5% but marks up his articles by increasing the cost each by 10% . His gain percentage is

- 5%
- 3.5%
- 6%
- 4.5%

30. In the given figure, AOB is a staright line <AOC = 68 amd <BOC = x, The value of X s

- 32 Degree
- 22 Degree
- 112 Degree
- 132 Degree

31. Find the sum of place value of 6 and face value of 9 in 927653 .

- 608
- 508
- 609
- 509

32. 20 men can cut 30 trees in 4h . If 4 men leaves the job, how many trees will be cut in 12h ?

- 72
- 80
- 68
- 79

33. A bus is running with a uniform speed of 37 km.h. What distance will be covered by bus in 8h?

- 246 Km
- 289 Km
- 296 Km
- 276 Km

34. Find the mean proportional between 9 and 64?

- 25
- 24
- 27
- 35

35. Root over of (324/81) + Root over of (324/81) = ?

- 4
- 12
- 6
- 18

36. Find the value of

**48-12 X 3 + 9**

**—————- = ?**

**12-9/3**

- 4 and 1/3
- 2 and 1/3
- 1/3
- 21

37. Convert 0.8268 (Bar on the top of 8)

- 3093/4950
- 3043/4850
- 4093/4950
- 3039/4950

38. A sum becomes its double in 10 years, find the annual rate of simple interest.

- 1%
- 5%
- 10%
- 20%

39. What amount will be received on a sum of Rs 1750 in 2.5 yers , if the interest is compounded at the rate of 8% pa?

- Rs 2125
- Rs 2122.85
- Rs 2100
- Rs 2200

40. 20g is what percentage of 1 Kg ?

- 2%
- 5%
- 7%
- 6%

41. Find out the average of first ten even numbers.

- 11
- 12
- 18
- 9

42. A person buys a watch of for Rs 500 and sells it for Rs. 300. Find the loss percentage

- 30
- 40
- 35
- 45

43. Which one of the following will divide (4^61 + 4^62 + 4^63 + 4^64 )

- 3
- 10
- 11
- 13

44. 20 men complete one third of a work in 20 days. how many more men should be employed fo finish the rest of work in 24 more days?

- 15
- 12
- 18
- 25

45. A car covers a distance of 200 km in 2h 40 min min whereas a jeep covers the same distance in 2hr. What is the ratio of their speeds?

- 3:4
- 4:3
- 4:5
- 5:4

46. The sum of the ages of a father and his son is 100 now, 5 years ago, their ages were in the ratio of 2:1 . Find the ratio of the ages of the father and son after 10years from today.

- 4:3
- 5:3
- 3:5
- 10:7

47. Find the value of √(8 × 7 – 3?+ 208 ÷ 16)= 8

- 4:3
- 5:3
- 3:5
- 10:7

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

- 72 cm
- 74 cm
- 81 cm
- 85 cm

49. Find the value of 3 x 0.3 x 0.003x 0.003 x 30 =

- .00243
- .000243
- .00243
- .0243

50. A sum of money at simple interest amount to Rs. 2240 in 2 years and Rs 2600 in 5 years. The sum is