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HCL Sample Aptitude Questions and Answers

Practice sample HCL aptitude questions and answers to enhance your preparation for the placement process. Utilize this resource to sharpen your problem-solving skills and get a step closer to achieving success in your HCL placement.

Q1

Q1 Choose the option which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the given word or phrase:
ALIKE

A

Same

B

Usual

C

Even

D

Different

Q2

Q2 From the given options, choose the word that is spelled correctly.

A

Conscientious

B

Conscientus

C

Conscentious

D

Consciencious

Q3

Q3 Find out which part of the sentence below has an error and mark the option accordingly:
Although there are some similarities in the qualifications of both the candidates the differences among them are considerably, pronounced.

A

Both the candidates

B

Considerably

C

Among

D

Although

Q4

Q4 Sorry but I cannot / drink this tea; / there is too / many sugar in it.

A

there is too

B

Sorry but I cannot

C

drink this tea;

D

many sugar in it.

Q5

Q5 Fill In the blank with the most suitable option:
Take possession of the records Immediately lest they be____________ with.

A

manhandled

B

tampered

C

mishandled

D

destroyed

Q6

Q6 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Paul Otlet, a founder of modern Information science, also known as Documentation. The discipline of European Documentation, which marks the earliest theoretical foundations of modern science, emerged in the late part of the 19th Century together with several more scientific Indexes whose purpose was to organize scholarly literature. Most Information science historians cite Paul Otlet and Henri Lafontaine as the fathers of Information science with the founding of the International Institute of Bibliography (lIB) in 1895. However, “Information science” as a term is not popularly used in academia until after Worki War II.
Documentalists emphasized the utilitarian Integration of technology and technique toward specific social goals. AccordIng to Ronald Day, “As an organized system of techniques and technologies, documentation was understood as a player in the historical development of global organization in modernity - Indeed, a major player in as much as that organization was dependent on the organization and transmission of Information.” Otlet and Latontalne (who won the Nobel Prize In 1913) not only envisioned later technical Innovations but also projected a global vision for Information and Information technologies that speaks directly to postwar visions of a global “information also”. Otlet and Lafontaine established numerous organizations dedicated to standardization bibliography, lnternationaI associations,and consequently, International cooperation. These organizations were fundamental for ensuring International production In commerce, information communication and modern economic development, and they later found their global form in such institutions of Nations and the United Nations. Otlet designed the Universal Decimal classification, based on Melville Dewey’s decimal classification system.
Although he lived decades before computers and networks emerged. what he discussed prefigured what ultimately became the World Wide Web. His vision of a great network of knowledge focused on documents and included the notions of hyperlinks, search engines, remote access, and social networks.
Outlet not only Imagined that all the world’s knowledge should be interlinked and made available remotely to anyone, but he also proceeded to budd a structured document collection. This collection involved standardized paper sheets and cards filed in custom designed cabinets according to a hierarchical index (which culled information worldwide from diverse sources) and a commercial information retrieval service (which answered written requests by copying relevant information from index cards). Users of this service were even warned If their query was likely to produce more than 50 results per search. By 1937 documentation had formally been institutionalized, as evidenced by the founding of the American Documentation Institute (ADI), later called the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
State the verb form of the noun “transmission”.

A

Transmitter

B

Transit

C

Transmit

D

Exit

Q7

Q7 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Paul Otlet, a founder of modern Information science, also known as Documentation. The discipline of European Documentation, which marks the earliest theoretical foundations of modern science, emerged in the late part of the 19th Century together with several more scientific Indexes whose purpose was to organize scholarly literature. Most Information science historians cite Paul Otlet and Henri Lafontaine as the fathers of Information science with the founding of the International Institute of Bibliography (lIB) in 1895. However, “Information science” as a term is not popularly used in academia until after Worki War II.
Documentalists emphasized the utilitarian Integration of technology and technique toward specific social goals. AccordIng to Ronald Day, “As an organized system of techniques and technologies, documentation was understood as a player in the historical development of global organization in modernity - Indeed, a major player in as much as that organization was dependent on the organization and transmission of Information.” Otlet and Latontalne (who won the Nobel Prize In 1913) not only envisioned later technical Innovations but also projected a global vision for Information and Information technologies that speaks directly to postwar visions of a global “information also”. Otlet and Lafontaine established numerous organizations dedicated to standardization bibliography, lnternationaI associations,and consequently, International cooperation. These organizations were fundamental for ensuring International production In commerce, information communication and modern economic development, and they later found their global form in such institutions of Nations and the United Nations. Otlet designed the Universal Decimal classification, based on Melville Dewey’s decimal classification system.
Although he lived decades before computers and networks emerged. what he discussed prefigured what ultimately became the World Wide Web. His vision of a great network of knowledge focused on documents and included the notions of hyperlinks, search engines, remote access, and social networks.
Outlet not only Imagined that all the world’s knowledge should be interlinked and made available remotely to anyone, but he also proceeded to budd a structured document collection. This collection involved standardized paper sheets and cards filed in custom designed cabinets according to a hierarchical index (which culled information worldwide from diverse sources) and a commercial information retrieval service (which answered written requests by copying relevant information from index cards). Users of this service were even warned If their query was likely to produce more than 50 results per search. By 1937 documentation had formally been institutionalized, as evidenced by the founding of the American Documentation Institute (ADI), later called the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
What was the American Society for Information Science and Technology formerly called as?

A

American Documentation Institute (ADI)

B

None of the mentioned options

C

European Documentation

D

International Institute of Bibliography (IIB)

Q8

Q8 Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Paul Otlet, a founder of modern Information science, also known as Documentation. The discipline of European Documentation, which marks the earliest theoretical foundations of modern science, emerged in the late part of the 19th Century together with several more scientific Indexes whose purpose was to organize scholarly literature. Most Information science historians cite Paul Otlet and Henri Lafontaine as the fathers of Information science with the founding of the International Institute of Bibliography (lIB) in 1895. However, “Information science” as a term is not popularly used in academia until after Worki War II.
Documentalists emphasized the utilitarian Integration of technology and technique toward specific social goals. AccordIng to Ronald Day, “As an organized system of techniques and technologies, documentation was understood as a player in the historical development of global organization in modernity - Indeed, a major player in as much as that organization was dependent on the organization and transmission of Information.” Otlet and Latontalne (who won the Nobel Prize In 1913) not only envisioned later technical Innovations but also projected a global vision for Information and Information technologies that speaks directly to postwar visions of a global “information also”. Otlet and Lafontaine established numerous organizations dedicated to standardization bibliography, lnternationaI associations,and consequently, International cooperation. These organizations were fundamental for ensuring International production In commerce, information communication and modern economic development, and they later found their global form in such institutions of Nations and the United Nations. Otlet designed the Universal Decimal classification, based on Melville Dewey’s decimal classification system.
Although he lived decades before computers and networks emerged. what he discussed prefigured what ultimately became the World Wide Web. His vision of a great network of knowledge focused on documents and included the notions of hyperlinks, search engines, remote access, and social networks.
Outlet not only Imagined that all the world’s knowledge should be interlinked and made available remotely to anyone, but he also proceeded to budd a structured document collection. This collection involved standardized paper sheets and cards filed in custom designed cabinets according to a hierarchical index (which culled information worldwide from diverse sources) and a commercial information retrieval service (which answered written requests by copying relevant information from index cards). Users of this service were even warned If their query was likely to produce more than 50 results per search. By 1937 documentation had formally been institutionalized, as evidenced by the founding of the American Documentation Institute (ADI), later called the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Who won the Nobel prize in 1913?

A

Melville Dewey

B

William James

C

Ronald Day

D

Lafontaine

Q9

Q9 Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:
Remember, this is not a safe road _________________.

A

All are correct

B

to travel by

C

to travel on

D

for travelling

Q10

Q10 Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:
One is ____ by duty to help one’s aging parents.

A

binded

B

binding

C

bound

D

bounded

Q11

Q11 Fill in the blank with the most suitable option:
It must have been he who has sent this email ______________ Mark.

A

on

B

at

C

to

D

in

Q12

Q12 Fill in the blank with the most suitable option.
He lacks _________

A

ambitious

B

ambition

C

focus

D

Either ‘focus’ or ‘ambition’

Q13

Q13 Choose the correct meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence:
You seem out of spirits.

A

without money

B

without alcohol

C

without friends

D

without enthusiasm

Q14

Q14 Given below the sentences which when arranged logically form a coherent passage. Choose the option which gives the correct sequence.
A.I was feeling extremely hungry and went to a vegetarian restaurant.
B.It was nearly 1 o’ clock.
C.There were about three or four people in the room and I chose a corner table.
D.Restaurants of this type are to be found in various parts of London.
E.During lunch hours bi those days, London restaurants were not very crowded.

A

abcde

B

badec

C

adecb

D

bacde

Q15

Q15 Mark the option containing the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word given below:
LOOSEN

A

Fasten

B

Remind

C

accelerate

D

Delay

Q16

Q16 Two numbers are in the ratio 3:17. If the first is 12, what is the other?

A

34

B

51

C

42

D

68

Q17

Q17 (25% of 360) + (35% of 400)

A

210

B

220

C

230

D

240

Q18

Q18 A cheetah runs at a speed of 180 kmph. It covers a distance of 400 m in:

A

12 seconds

B

10 seconds

C

8 seconds

D

9 seconds

Q19

Q19 A cheetah runs at a speed of 210 kmph. It covers a distance of 700 m in:

A

12 seconds

B

8 seconds

C

9 seconds

D

10 seconds

Q20

Q20 The sum of the squares of 3 consecutive natural numbers is 677. Determine the largest number of the three.

A

16

B

19

C

18

D

15

Q21

Q21 The rates of simple interest in two banks M and N are in the ratio of 4:5. Sam deposited equal amounts in the two banks in such a way that the ratio of x:y after two years. Find the value of x:y.

A

2:3

B

4:5

C

5:4

D

1:1

Q22

Q22 The graph given below illustrates the expenditure of a person. Study the graph carefully and answer the questions that follow.

HCL question

A person spends the maximum amount of money in which of the following categories?

A

Food

B

Education

C

Miscellaneous

D

Rent

Q23

Q23 The graph given below illustrates the expenditure of a person. Study the graph carefully and answer the questions that follow.

HCL question

What is the approximate ratio of money spent for the item consumed maximum to that of the item consumed minimum?

A

3:2

B

4:1

C

2:1

D

5:1

Q24

Q24 The graph given below illustrates the expenditure of a person. Study the graph carefully and answer the questions that follow.

HCL question

For which of the following two categories, the difference in the money spent is the least?

A

Food and Rent

B

Food and savings

C

Rent and Miscellaneous

D

Education and Rent

Q25

Q25 Three numbers are in A.P. and their sum and product are 15 and 105 respectively. Determine the three numbers.

A

None of the mentioned options

B

3,5,7

C

2,6,10

D

2,5,8

Q26

Q26 Solve:1343-2314932

A

49

B

343

C

16807

D

2401

Q27

Q27 A is twice as good a worker as B, and together they finish work in 16 days. In how many days can it be done by A alone?

A

23 days

B

24 days

C

28 days

D

21 days

Q28

Q28 If Matt's share is 20% less than Kate’s, how much is Kate’s share more than Matt’s?

A

50%

B

33.33%

C

25%

D

20%

Q29

Q29 The number of permutations that can be made out of the letters of the word “COMMERCE” is:

A

5040

B

8!

C

6!

D

None of the mentioned options

Q30

Q30 I sell 16 articles for the same amount that I paid for 20 such articles. What is my gain percentage?

A

25%

B

35%

C

30%

D

40%

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