Saturday, December 13, 2014


1. Throwing Coins into a River:
The general reasoning given for this act is that it brings Good Luck. However, scientifically speaking, in the ancient times, most of the currency used was made of copper unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body. Throwing coins in the river was one way our fore-fathers ensured we intake sufficient copper as part of the water as rivers were the only source of drinking water. Making it a custom ensured that all of us follow the practice.
2. Joining Both Palms together to Greet:
In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate the pressure points which helps us remember that person for a long time. And, no germs since we don’t make any physical contact!
3. Why do Indian Women wear Toe Ring:
Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it and menstrual cycle will be regularized. As Silver is a good conductor, it also absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.
4. Applying Tilak on the Forehead:
On the forehead, between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point in human body since ancient times. The Tilak is believed to prevent the loss of “energy”, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. While applying kumkum the points on the mid-brow region and Adnya-chakra are automatically pressed. This also facilitates the blood supply to the face muscles.
5. Why do Temples have Bells:
People who are visiting the temple should and will Ring the bell before entering the inner sanctum (Garbhagudi or Garbha Gruha or womb-chamber) where the main idol is placed. According to Agama Sastra, the bell is used to give sound for keeping evil forces away and the ring of the bell is pleasant to God. However, the scientific reason behind bells is that their ring clears our mind and helps us stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional purpose. These bells are made in such a way that when they produce a sound it creates a unity in the Left and Right parts of our brains. The moment we ring the bell, it produces a sharp and enduring sound which lasts for minimum of 7 seconds in echo mode. The duration of echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centres in our body. This results in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts.
6. Why do we have Navratras:
Our living style has drastically changed if we compare it to the society hundreds & thousands of years ago. The traditions which we follow in present are not establishments of today but of the past. Ever thought, why do we have Navratras twice a year unlike other festivals like Deepawali or Holi? Well, both these months are the months of changing seasons and the eating habits of both the seasons are quite different from each other. Navratras give enough time to the body to adjust and prepare itself for to the changing season. These nine days were marked as a period when people would clean their body system by keeping fasts by avoiding excessive salt and sugar, meditate, gain a lot of positive energy, gain a lot of self confidence & increase the self determination power (fasts are a medium to improve our will power and self determination) and finally get ready for the challenges of the changed season.
7. Why do we worship Tulsi Plant:
Hindu religion has bestowed ‘Tulsi’, with the status of mother. Also known as ‘Sacred or Holy Basil’, Tulsi, has been recognized as a religious and spiritual devout in many parts of the world. The vedic sages knew the benefits of Tulsi and that is why they personified it as a Goddess and gave a clear message to the entire community that it needs to be taken care of by the people, literate or illiterate. We try to protect it because it is like Sanjeevani for the mankind. Tulsi has great medicinal properties. It is a remarkable antibiotic. Taking Tulsi everyday in tea or otherwise increases immunity and help the drinker prevent diseases, stabilize his or her health condition, balance his or her body system and most important of all, prolong his or her life. Keeping Tulsi plant at home prevents insects and mosquitoes from entering the house. It is said that snakes do not dare to go near a Tulsi plant. Maybe that is why ancient people would grow lots of Tulsi near their houses.
8. Why do we worship Peepal Tree:
‘Peepal’ tree is almost useless for an ordinary person, except for its shadow. ‘Peepal’ does not a have a delicious fruit, its wood is not strong enough for any purpose then why should a common villager or person worship it or even care for it? Our ancestors knew that ‘Peepal’ is one of the very few trees (or probably the only tree) which produces oxygen even at night. So in order to save this tree because of its unique property they related it to God/religion.
9. Start with Spice & End with Sweet:
Our ancestors have stressed on the fact that our meals should be started off with something spicy and sweet dishes should be taken towards the end. The significance of this eating practice is that while spicy things activate the digestive juices and acids and ensure that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently, sweets or carbohydrates pulls down the digestive process. Hence, sweets were always recommended to be taken as a last item.
10. Choti on the Male Head:
Sushrut rishi, the foremost surgeon of Ayurveda, describes the master sensitive spot on the head as Adhipati Marma, where there is a nexus of all nerves. The shikha protects this spot. Below, in the brain, occurs the Brahmarandhra, where the sushumn√£ (nerve) arrives from the lower part of the body. In Yog, Brahmarandhra is the highest, seventh chakra, with the thousand-petalled lotus. It is the centre of wisdom. The knotted shikh√£ helps boost this centre and conserve its subtle energy known as ojas.
11. Applying Mehendi/Henna on the Hand:
Besides lending color to the hands, mehndi is a very powerful medicinal herb. Weddings are stressful, and often, the stress causes headaches and fevers. As the wedding day approaches, the excitement mixed with nervous anticipation can take its toll on the bride and groom. Application of mehndi can prevent too much stress because it cools the body and keeps the nerves from becoming tense. This is the reason why mehndi is applied on the hands and feet, which house nerve endings in the body.
12. Celebration & Cleaning During Diwali:
Diwali usually falls in October or November which marks the start of winter season and end of rainy season. Rainy season wasn’t a good time for everyone back then; many homes needed repair and renovation after a heavy fall. That is why time before diwali was considered the period during which everyone can indulge in cleaning and beautification of their home. And also take out their winter clothes and pack the summer ones.
13. Sitting on the Floor & Eating:
This tradition is not just about sitting on floor and eating, it is regarding sitting in the “Sukhasan” position and then eating. Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. Sitting in this position while eating helps in improving digestion as the circulatory system can focus solely upon digestion and not on our legs dangling from a chair or supporting us while we are standing.
14. Why not to sleep with Your Head towards North:
Myth is that it invites ghost or death but science says that it is because human body has its own magnetic field (Also known as hearts magnetic field, because the flow of blood) and Earth is a giant magnet. When we sleep with head towards north, our body’s magnetic field become completely asymmetrical to the Earth’s Magnetic field. That cause problems related to blood pressure and our heart needs to work harder in order to overcome this asymmetry of Magnetic fields. Apart from this another reason is that Our body have significant amount of iron in our blood. When we sleep in this position, iron from the whole body starts to congregate in brain. This can cause headache, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline, Parkinson disease and brain degeneration.
15. Surya Namaskar:
Hindus have a tradition of paying regards to Sun God early in the morning by their water offering ritual. It was mainly because looking at Sun rays through water or directly at that time of the day is good for eyes and also by waking up to follow this routine, we become prone to a morning lifestyle and mornings are proven to be the most effective part of the day.
16. Ear Piercing in Children:
Piercing the ears has a great importance in Indian ethos. Indian physicians and philosophers believe that piercing the ears helps in the development of intellect, power of thinking and decision making faculties. Talkativeness fritters away life energy. Ear piercing helps in speech-restraint. It helps to reduce impertinent behaviour and the ear-channels become free from disorders. This idea appeals to the Western world as well, and so they are getting their ears pierced to wear fancy earrings as a mark of fashion.
17. Application of Sindoor or Vermillion:
It is interesting to note that that the application of sindoor by married women carries a physiological significance. This is so because Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury, besides controlling blood pressure also activates sexual drive. This also explains why Sindoor is prohibited for the widows. For best results, Sindoor should be applied right upto the pituitary gland where all our feelings are centered. Mercury is also known for removing stress and strain.
18. The scientific explanation of ouching Feet(charan sparsh):
Usually, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (and is called your shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (which is called their karuna) which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts. To an extent, the same is achieved through handshakes and hugs. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy.
19. Why do we Fast:
The underlying principle behind fasting is to be found in Ayurveda. This ancient Indian medical system sees the basic cause of many diseases as the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. Regular cleansing of toxic materials keeps one healthy. By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected. A complete fast is good for heath, and the occasional intake of warm lemon juice during the period of fasting prevents the flatulence. Since the human body, as explained by Ayurveda, is composed of 80% liquid and 20% solid, like the earth, the gravitational force of the moon affects the fluid contents of the body. It causes emotional imbalances in the body, making some people tense, irritable and violent. Fasting acts as antidote, for it lowers the acid content in the body which helps people to retain their sanity. Research suggests there are major health benefits to caloric restriction like reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, immune disorders etc.
20. Why Idol Worship:
Hinduism propagates idol worship more than any other religion. Researchers say that this was initiated for the purpose of increasing concentration during prayers. According to psychiatrists, a man will shape his thoughts as per what he sees. If you have 3 different objects in front of you, your thinking will change according to the object you are viewing. Similarly, in ancient India, idol worship was established so that when people view idols it is easy for them to concentrate to gain spiritual energy and meditate without mental diversion.
21. Why do Indian Women wear Bangles:
Normally the wrist portion is in constant activation on any human. Also the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. The Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of ones hand and its constant friction increases the blood circulation level. Further more the electricity passing out through outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BDM / Business Development Manager - IT Staffing (domestic)


IDC Technologies INC

3 to 8 yrs

INR 3,00,000 - 7,00,000 P.A

Hyderabad / Secunderabad

Job Description

Rolls & Responsibilities :
Should Possess excellent knowledge of recruiting and sourcing, preliminary interviewing,

 reference checking, salary/Rate negotiations etc.
Responsible for handling and building client relationships & facilitating contract / permanent staffing business from client from development to payment procurement.
Responsible for client acquisitions for respective domain, as well should be able to achieve the target independently.
Should be responsible to handle the technical recruiters team and facilitate them to achieve their individual and team targets.
Responsible for generating, maintaining and managing strong relationships with the client and fulfilling client staffing needs within minimal time.
Ensure continuous client satisfaction related to quality control checks and compliance requirements.
Accountable for all commercial requirement via extending support for acquiring concerned job orders(P.O./SOW), pay rate, bill rate, Contract with the Client etc.
Share client contact person details for finance team and follow up for final payment within the mentioned timeframe in PO.
Use consulting approaches in building highly productive business relationships including identifying new client needs and creative solutions.
Communicates regularly with client to ensure satisfaction with newly placed individuals and resolves issues promptly.
Monitors and ensure adherence to client policies and procedures.
Responsible for all documentation with the Client once the candidate is placed.
Respond to all questions, issues, and requests generated by client managers and/or contingent workers in a timely and professional manner.
IDC Technologies Solutions India Ltd.
Surya Classic, Plot no: 21,
3rd Floor, Jayabheri Enclave,
Gachibowly, Hyderabad.
Landmark - SLN Shopping Mall
Contact Person : Rajeev Patel
Mobile No : 91 90320 30057

Desired Candidate Profile


(UG - Any Graduate) AND (PG - Any Post Graduate) AND (Doctorate - Doctorate Not Required)

Company Profile

IDC Technologies INC

IDC Technologies Inc. provides consulting and IT services to clients globally - as partners to conceptualize and realize technology driven business transformation initiatives. With a world-class infrastructure and a global network, IDC offers a wide array of solutions for a range of key verticals and horizontals; starting from the strategy consulting right through to implementing IT solutions for clients.

Job | Hiring Team Lead into sales - BPO Process

Experience required for the Job: 6 - 9 years
Annual Salary of the Job: 5.0 - 6.0 Lacs
Job Location: Hyderabad / Secunderabad

Dear Candidate,

Greetings from Ambient...!!!

This is Puja Das from Ambient Tech Resources Infosys (P) Ltd, Hyderabad.
Designation : Team leader - IVA

Job Responsibilities:
Manage a team of approximately 10 - 20 CSRs
Ensures 100% of CSRs meet and or exceeds their overall KPI's (sales targets, customer satisfaction and experience, quality and productivity standards)
Provides consistent, balanced and timely performance feedback on CSR performance
Ensures a positive work environment, continuous learning and a high quality employment experience for your team
Provides leadership and manages to all operational standards
Along with fellow Team Leaders, meets and exceeds all department goals
Applies timely performance management standards and processes
Day to day sales/service request management
Effectively communicates and manages change in operating procedures and processes to ensure staff understanding, retention and appropriate execution
Coach, develop and engage the CSR to increase their abilities while enhancing their own careers
Communicates clearly in verbal and written formats
Has ability to drive team results through coaching/developing/mentoring
Good analytical skills (ability to read MIS and take real time action)
Clearly assigns responsibility/accountability for work
Has ability to set attainable goals
Must display prioritization skills & exercise best in class time management skills
Partners with cross functional units to ensure effective execution of daily business targets
Strives to remove barriers for achievement of individual goals
Inspires and motivates team of CSR's turning behavior from pay check to pride
Blends people into teams when needed
Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team
Initiate solutions to improve quality and productivity
Translate business goals into individual goals
Ensures that the plans for the day and / or potential "challenges to success" are communicated to all CSR
Recognizes the strengths and areas of improvements for all CSR's, and has the ability to build developmental plans as appropriate
Sets clear objectives and measures outcome
Constructs compelling developmental plans and executes them
Should be a Graduate
5+ years of business experience in call center or like environment.
Preferred 2+ year demonstrated leadership experience. Must have experience managing a stressful and ever changing environment.
Good computer skills.
Knowledge of CRM, dialer/RTQM.
In this regard, I request you to forward me your updated resume along with the following details:

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Location: Hyderabad
Salary: Best in market

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Versant English Test

Hello All,

Why Versant?

Versant is a completely automated test of spoken English that enables you to ensure applicants and employees have the level of spoken English language skills necessary for any job.
  • Use Versant to assess an individual’s spoken English language skills in 15 minutes or less.
  • Convenient, easy and secure administration by telephone.
How does it Work?

Versant with Ordinate Technology requires a standard land-based telephone. Scores are provided online just minutes after the test is completed. The three easy administration steps are: 
  1. The administrator provides the candidate with written instructions and a personal access number.
  2. The candidates can access the test 24 hours a day by phone from wherever they are, home or overseas.
  3. The administrator retrieves scores online within minutes.
How does it Validate? 

Versant spoken language tests are based on years of research in speech recognition, statistical modelling, linguistics and testing theory. Independent studies have shown that these tests are more objective and as reliable as human-rated tests, including one-on-one oral proficiency interviews. 

Versant provides a cost-effective measure of oral competence developed by expert linguists and validated with reference to human judgements of proficiency. 

The tests are secure because each presents a random selection of items drawn from a large item pool. This means individuals taking the test more than once will be presented with a random selection of items each time. 

Who uses Versant?

Versant solutions are currently used by organizations worldwide to help ensure employees have the necessary English communication skills, to interact effectively with their customers. 

Versant is an ideal assessment tool for use with customer-facing positions in a variety of work settings and industries: 
  • Call Centers
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Support
  • Sales
  • Cashiers/Clerks
  • Receptionists 
    Points to Remember:

    1. In most of the cases, Companies give a hard copy which will have a Test Identification Number,     once you receive the hard copy or soft copy, take 5-10 minutes of time and read Part A twice or thrice to get familiar with the phases. This is the area we need to score max.

    2. Clear and loud pronunciation is the key.

    3. Never give a pause ( except in case of Commas)

    4. Never eat words  or don't fake your accent 

    5. Please ensure that you are in a closed room with good VoIP phone. Keep your focus. 

    6. Don't try to write anything while attending test.

    7. If you don't answer one question, don't let that affect another question.

    8. Avoid using Mobile Phones to take Versant Test. 

    What includes Versant:

    Part A: Reading. Please read the sentences are you are instructed.
    How to crack Part A: It is perhaps the most easiest part of the Test. An automated sound will instruct you to read a particular sentence, (Example Voice says:Please read the sentence no 8) now read the sentence aloud and Clear. This should give you max score. Below are some sample questions:

    1. Buying Bicycle parts without expertise can be difficult.
    2. Products can range widely in price and yet not be very different.
    3. Last night Pat and Tom had friends over to their apartment for dinner.

          Part B: Please repeat each sentence that you hear

    How to crack Part B: Here system speaks a sentence and we have to repeat it. It will start from small sentences to long. This may be difficult for some people. Here are the tips that help to gain some marks. At least repeating a part of the sentence is beneficial. Don't imitate sound, system may not recognize. If you dont understand any thing, just speak a sentence from Part A. But dont be quiet.

         Part C: Questions. Now please just give a simple answer to the  questions.

    How to crack Part C: This is another tricky area of the test. Listening skills are going to be the key for Part B and C. Automated voice asks questions we have to answer them in two or three words max (Two is suggestible). Sometimes answer will be in the question it self or it will be a direct question.
    For EX: How many tyres a bicycle will have, you say 2. Same rule applies, dont be quiet.

    1.  Are oranges and bananas fruits or vegetables? - FRUITS
    2. Which is more like stone: cement or rubber? CEMENT
    3. What season comes before spring? WINTER
    4. Does a tree usually have fewer trunks or branches? TRUNKS
    5. What’s the adult form of a puppy? DOG
    6.  Are potatoes and tomatoes, fruits or vegetables? VEGETABLES
    7. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 YEARS
    8. What are tires usually made of? RUBBER
    9. The Canary Islands are named after what animal? CANINE / DOGS
    10. What color is a Purple Finch? RED
    11. Upon what hill was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?
    Breed's Hill in Charleston,Massachusetts
    12. Who is buried in Grant's Tomb? GRANT
    13. Who is your dad's sister's son? cousin
    14. Who is my mom's brother's daughter? cousin
    15. Would a person you like, be considered as a friend or a foe? FRIEND
    16.  Are your blood relatives, your friends or your family? FAMILY
    17. Do animals have feet or paws? paws
    18.  Are rivers, natural or man-made? natural

    19. Does paper come from dirt or trees? TREES

    20. What would you find in an ashtray? ash

    21.  Are bottles used for carrying liquids or solids? liquids

    22. When walking from point A to point B, instead of taking a right, a left, another left and then a right - which direction could you take to arrive at your destination? STRAIGHT

    23. How many legs does a tripod have? 3
    24. How many wheels does a car have? 4
    25. What would you call a two-wheeled cycle? BICYCLE
    26. What are the colors of the American flag? RED, WHITE, BLUE
    27. What would you call a sanctuary for birds? sanctuary
    28. Where would you find live animals, in a museum or at the zoo? ZOO
    29. What would you keep your pet bird in, a tank or a cage? CAGE
    30. What do you call a large fish tank? Aquarium
    31. What are people from Texas called? TEXAN
    32. What language is spoken in China? Chinese
    33. What do you call people from France? French
    34. Do you fill a pen with blood or ink? Ink
    35. What do cars run on, gas or water? GAS
    36. Do horses banter or canter? Canter
    37.  Are ancestors from the past or the future? Past
    38. Is your forefather from the past or the future? Past
    39. Would your child be from the previous generation or the next generation? NEXT GEN. 
    40.  Are wires used for carrying electricity or heat? Electricity
    41. What do you call a baby horse? Pony

    42. Which is a good conductor of electricity, rubber or metal? METAL

    43. What would you call a group of ships? Fleet

    44. What would you call a group of cattle? Heard

    45. Is the word 'everyone' used to denote a group of things or people? people

    46. Would a baby sleep in a shed or a crib? CRIB
    47. Would you park your car in a garage or a carriage? GARAGE
    48. What is another word for 'regular wages'? SALARY
    49. What is the instrument used for measuring temperature? THERMOMETER
    50. What do you use to write on a blackboard? CHALK
    51. What does 'www' stand for? WORLD WIDE WEB
    52. Which popular food item is Italian, pizza or hamburger? PIZZA
    53. Which can be found in the sky - stars or shells? STARS
    54. Does the wind blow horizontally or vertically? HORIZONTALLY
    55. Do we walk on the ground or on the walls? GROUND
    56. The absence of sound is called noise or silence? SILENCE
    57. Where do you plug in a cable - in a pocket or in a socket? SOCKET
    58. Would you wear mittens on your hands or on your feet? HANDS
    59. On which side of the body is the spine located - in the back or in the front? BACK
    60. Do you have fingers on your feet or on your hands? HANDS
    61. Do you get milk from a dairy or from a diary? dairy
    62. What would you call the wife of a king? QUEEN
    63. What would you call an unmarried woman? MAIDEN / SPINSTER

    64. What would you call an unmarried man? BACHELOR

    65. What would you call a woman who is an actor? ACTRESS

    66. What would you call a woman who makes her living by sewing? SEAMSTRESS

    67. What would you call a code that contains both letters and digits? ALPHANUMERIC
    68. Do felines pertain to cats or dogs? CATS
    69. What is a division of a poem called - a paragraph or a stanza? STANZA
    70. Which is longer - a paragraph or a chapter? CHAPTER
    71. Which is thicker - a twig or a trunk? TRUNK
    72. Which is faster - a plane or a jet? JET
    73. Which is taller - an elephant or a giraffe? GIRAFFE
    74. Which is higher - a castle or a skyscraper? SKYSCRAPPER
    75. Which is slower - an ant or a snail? SNAIL
    76. What do you send to outer space - a rocket or a missile? ROCKET
    77. What is used in the game of badminton - a ball or a shuttlecock? SC
    78. What is used in tennis - a bat or a racket? RACKET
    79. Which is a method of swimming - breaststroke or bottomstroke? BREASTSTROKE
    80. What is the term used for being 'connected to a computer or computer network'? ONLINE
    81. Which mechanical device is used for cleaning carpets? VACCUME CLEANER 

    82.What household appliance is used for washing floors?

    83. What are children given for doing household chores? ALLOWANCE

    84. What is another word for 'sofa'? Couch

    85. What do you call a person who sits In front of the TV all day? COUCH POTATO

    86. What is an extravagant lighting fixture with branches for several lights? CANDELABRA CHANDLIER

    87. What is an unusually long luxury car, driven by a chauffeur? LIMOUSIN

    88. What do you call a person who serves as a driver? - CHAUFFEUR

    89. Which aircraft takes off vertically - a plane or a helicopter? HELICOPTER

    90. Which object is lighter - a stone or a feather? Feather

    91. Which is a computer component - a mouse or a rat? MOUSE

    92. Which animal ejects a foul smell when frightened or in danger? SKUNK

    93. Which is a bird - a partridge or porridge? PARTRIDGE

    94. What do you do when you're happy - laugh or cry? LAUGH

    95. What is a breakfast item - pizza or cereal? Cereal

    96. Which is a meat product - bacon or waffles? Bacon

    97. What do you normally find in vehicles - a toolbar or a toolkit? TOOLKIT

    98. What are found on oak trees - acorns or icons? Acrons

    99. What do you wear on your feet - Snickers or sneakers? SNICKERS

    100. What form of footwear do you use in the winter - shoes or boots? Boots

    101. What do you call the compartment at the rear of an automobile? TRUNK

    102. What do you call the lid covering the engine of a motor vehicle? BONNET

    103. What is the protective covering for the head? HELMET

    104. What do you normally wear on your wrists when you exercise? – WRIST BAND

    105. What do you wear on your hand - a mitt or a sock? Mitt

    106. What do you call the main body of a tree? Trunk

    107. Which is a smaller body of water - a sea or a river? RIVER

    108. What do you find on the side of the road - a cave or a pavement? PAVEMENT

    109. What do you call a flesh-eating animal - a carnivore or a herbivore? CARNIVORE

    110. Which animal is striped black and white? ZEBRA

    111. What is a hamburger made of - chicken or ham? CHICKEN

    112. How do you specify a time in the morning - by am or pm? AM

    113. What do you wear to improve your eyesight - spectacles or goggles? SPECS

    114. What type of farm produces milk? dairy

    115. If your dog is hungry, should she be fed or watered? FED

    116. Which is usually bigger, a castle or a cottage? CASTLE

    117. Shawn and Marge played the flutes. Did they play the orchestra or bridge?ORCHESTRA

    118. What piece of cloth is used as a symbol of a nation? FLAG

    119. If you dropped a rubber ball on the ground, what would it do? BOUNCE

    120. If you heat bread, does it become warmer or colder? WARMER

    121. How many minutes are there in half an hour? 30

    122. If Mark is allergic to nuts, should he eat them or avoid them? AVOID

    123. Kevin bought an antique table for his apartment. Was it new or used? USED

    124. For information on yesterday's election, should I look in a book or a newspaper?NEWSPAPER

    125. Would a basement be above or below the ground floor? BELOW

    126. Jenny was satisfied with the tour guide. Did she write a letter of complaint orappreciation to his supervisor? APPRECIATION

    127. The man on the bench feeds birds. Does he throw them seeds or fingers? SEEDS

    128. What do you chew your food with? TEETH

    129. On February the 29th, what is the next day? March 1st

    130. I'm on Chapter 7 of a 12 Chapter book. How many chapters do I have left? 5

    131. Julia bought a new pair of shoes. How many shoes did she buy? TWO

    132. If Monday is the first day of the week, which is the last day? SUNDAY

    133. From time to time, I get a call from charity. Do they call every day or do they call occasionally? OCCASIONALLY

    134. Mary just had twin boys. How many new brothers does her daughter Jane have?2

    135. When my cousin plays guitar, does he kick a ball or make music? Music

    136. The roads are blocked off today. Are they closed or wet? closed

    137. If I want to know how heavy my package is, should I measure its weight or height? WEIGHT

    138. Which human organ is used for hearing? Ear

    139. When she put money into the bank, did she increase or decrease the amount of money she had in the account? INCREASE

    140. If you need legal advice, would you call a lawyer or teacher? Lawyer

    141.  At the seafood market, do you buy fish or bread? Fish

    142. Brad put a price on his boat. Does he intend to buy it or sell it? Sell

    143. In autumn, is it better to use a rake or a hammer to clean up fallen leaves? RAKE

    144. Men commonly wear which item of clothing to cover their head? Helmet

    145. Stuart's son is very sophisticated. Does he act older or younger than his real age?OLDER

    146. Did Beverly wash her hands with soap or clay? Soap

    147. To boil water, would you use heat or coal? HEAT

    148. Does milk come from cows or chickens? Cows

    149. Was Jimmy dirty because he played in the mud or because he watched TV? HE PLAYED IN THE MUD

    150. What's the external covering of a tree called? Bark

    151. What would a person use to open a locked door? Key

    152. Did the new couple extend invitations before or after their wedding? AFTER

    153. If a baby needs a nap, would you let her sleep or change her clothes? Sleep

    154. How many complete 2 and a half hour programs can get recorded on a 6 hour video tape? TWO

    155. How many legs does a snake have? zero

    156.  After Jessie received a bonus, did she have more money or less money than before? MORE

    157. Gary thinks the project's too ambitious. Does he think it's too easy or challenging?CHALLENGING

    158. When you go for a hike in the park, do you usually walk on a path or a track?Track

    159. What's the most commonly used fuel in cars? Gas

    160.  At the bank, did Jackie increase or decrease the amount of money in her account with her deposit? Increase

    161. When Johnny was punished for breaking the school rules, was he rewarded or disciplined? Disciplined

    162. What's a gracious response when someone receives a gift? SAY THANK YOU

    163. I went to the Post Office, then to the market. Where did I mail a letter? POST OFFICE

    164. If Susan has a skirt, will she wear it or eat it? Wear

    165. Which is usually bigger, a car or a truck? Truck

    166. What's the principal language of France? French

    167. What color can be mixed with red to make orange? Yellow

    168. Is it dawn or dusk, when the sun is setting? Dawn

    169. What part of a tree is like an arm to a person? BRANCHES

    170. Sue's husband is slim. Is he thin or fat? Thin

    171. How many corners are in a square? Four

        Part D: Sentence Builds. Now, please rearrange the word groups into a sentence.

    How to crack Part D: This part is bit tricky. We have to re-arrange the sentences which are in jumbled form. Try to build the meaningful sentence from the words you hear. Don't be quiet. Don't pause between. The following are the examples.

    1. has a……he……loving wife
    2. loves…..humor…everybody
    3. do…… do?
    4. too dark… is……in here
    5. some lights…..let's turn…..on
    6. I need….on time… to be
    7. this time…..don't…..let me down
    8. the bus driver….when that car… angry…..cut in
    9. the newspaper….I cut….out of…..this ad
    10. alive….to be…..he's lucky
    11. was done over….his shop….by a street gang
    12. cooking tonight….I don't….feel like
    13. out….eat…..let's
    14. in the washing machine… new dress…..fell apart
    15. while…..quit…'re ahead
    16. turn the music….can you…..up?
    17. this….my favorite song…
    18. in ten minutes….finishes….the download
    19. an article….am reading…..I….related to your issue
    20. this program…..before….you have downloaded
    21. must be filled out….the form… capital letters
    22. Thumbelina's life…..the author….wrote the truth about
    23. started to fall out…..his hair…..when he was only 35
    24. so we have to…'s a fancy restaurant…..dress up
    25. while I was dancing…..your father cut in…..with your uncle
    26. your bedroom…..please clean up…..before you go outside
    27. the crazy hair…..check out…..on that guy!
    28. his behaviour…. Don't care for….I
    29. the hotel keys…..when we check in….we will get
    30. is bringing…..this sad music… down
    31. blow 50 balloons up….for the party…..we have to
    32. you will…..stick to the diet…..lose weight….if you
    33. an old school-friend… the mall….I ran into
    34. again….the twins' names….I mixed up!
    35. look after….I have to… sick grandmother
    36. our work….can we….get on with?
    37. the book…..on the table…
    38. to work….I have… go
    39. was ringing….the phone…..continuously
    40. with a fever…..fell sick…..the child
    41. advised to…..the dentist…..use mouthwash
    42. get the pen……from my bag……can you please
    43. can write with…..he……both his hands
    44. was crawling around……the toddler…..on all fours.
    45. a whole stack of papers……..was carrying…….the teacher
    46. had left……by the time I reached…..the station……the train
    47. had been raining……continuously……it
    48. the well……the dog…..jumped over
    49. to hang the clothes…..I was asked…..out to dry
    50. only…..he realized it was too late…..then
    51. a tie….is wearing…John
    52. a recent photo….I sent you….I'm sure
    53. were contacted….by phone…..we
    54. she would be late….told me….your wife
    55. should be equipped….with a black box….every airplane
    56. to swim….his grandma was 50…..when she learned
    57. that separate rooms…..their parents decided…..were necessary
    58. near the swimming pool….several large trees……the wind blew down
    59. they….about everything….have complaints
    60. were playing….together….the girls
    61. retiring….their boss….will soon be
    62. told….the truth….must be
    63. with my car….anything wrong….the mechanic couldn't find
    64. throughout the night….along the coast….the boat sailed
    65. to eat spicy food….since his surgery….Ted is not allowed
    66. need….new shoes…you
    67. to invite….somebody else….we expected her
    68. convinced….Bill….was finally
    69. for her to drink….too hot….the tea was
    70. the show was delayed…..but finally began…..for 2 hours
    71. have occurred….errors….enormous
    72. their mother was upset… school….about their poor performance
    73. that's….for me…..too early
    74. do it….won't you…..why
    75. Mary and her family….a new apartment….moved into
    76. vegetables….more…
    77. a party….are planning….the neighbors
    78. appear….frightened….the dogs
    79. about your friend….do you want….to find out
    80. the nuts are ground… the factory…..into paste
    81. can go…home….everyone
    82. great….sounds….that
    83. to make….friends….they wanted
    84. likes….her friends….Peter
    85. more violent….is apparently becoming…..society
    86. on the office….we plan to remove…..our lease
    87. helps her mother…..Judy often…..with her shopping
      Part E: Open questions. You will have 20 seconds to answer each of the three questions. Each question will be repeated twice (only for Part E)

     How to crack Part E: This is the most easiest part of the test. Readers are requested to follow my instructions as is. These are the open ended questions. For Ex: It will ask you prefer to work individually or a group or you prefer to stay in a small town or a large city.

    The point we have to remember is there are no right or  wrong answers for Part E. Hence the readers are advised to be ready with 3 small paragraphs for three questions which can be spoken for 20 seconds each. Just read them clearly and loudly. It only looks for pronunciation and vocabulary. It will not mind right or wrong. If you want you can read with in the Test paper. No pauses. Dont stop reading until you hear a sound asking you to stop.

    Sample topics:

    Parents usually give an allowance to their children on doing their household chores. Do you think children should be paid to-do chores?
    I think an allowance is a good idea because it gives the child a little independence. It will teach the child how to be responsible for jobsduties in the home. The income will teach the children about money,savings and responsibilities. This will also ensure that the children will be more responsible towards the work. I support the idea of paying allowance to the children for household chores.

    Dog-owners are advised to walk their dogs twice a day. Do you think this is really necessary?
    I think this is really necessary for both the owner and for the dog. Dog’s owner and dog both need some kind of physical activity to fight obesity. Walking will help them to relax and relieve their energy. Exercising with the dog also promotes human-animal bond. Generally, dogs are going to be happier and more content if it receives adequate exercise.

    Do you think vegetables should be a part of your daily diet –why?
    Absolutely yes. Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, another substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling. They also help you to fight obesity.

    People have a tendency to sit in front of the television for long hours continuously. Do you think this affects health? If yes, in what way?
    Watching a television has severely negative impact on the viewers.It adds burden to our brain and causes long-term physical harm.Watching a television not only kills your fruitful time but also exposes you to obesity. Many studies have proved its ill effect on a human health. Study shows that every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutes.

    Nowadays, the use of mobile phones is becoming more prominent. What is your opinion on the usage of mobile phones?
    Cell phones have gradually become an integral part of one’s life. It has helped us to connect better to our family and friends. However,the use of mobile phone should be regulated among children below13. They should not be exposed to the radiations of a mobile phone. The mobile phone radiations may cause cancer. Although the use of mobile phone cannot be eliminated, we should try to limit it’s use inour day to day life.

    Technology seems to be advancing day by day. Will the growing trend of technology hinder lifestyles in any way?
    This is true that technology has touched all aspects of our lives. Weave grown dependent on technology. History has proved that technology has benefited human kind in many ways – be it medical science, be it automobile industry, or be it Information Technology. I do not see growing trend of technology hindering our lifestyles in any way.

    People are sometimes judged on the basis of their caste or color. Do you think this is fair? Explain.
    No, this is not fair. It’s not a good idea to judge a people on the basis of their caste or color. We should take time to know new people before making judgment about them. External appearance or caste often does not tell us anything about a person. A person should be judged on his merits and qualities. A good person can be from any caste or can be of any color.

    If you had a disagreement with a close friend, how would you go about handling it?
    Well, any two people in a friendship are going to disagree from timeto time. If I has a disagreement with my close friend, first thing Would do is to cool down. Secondly, I would try to see the situationfrom his perspective. After that, I would try to talk to him. We might be correct in our own opinions and this should not affect our friendships.

    Nowadays, parents have the habit of letting their childrenmake their own decisions. Do you think this is a healthy trend?
    We all learn from our mistakes. It’s important for children to maketheir own decision and learn from their mistakes. This will also makethem self dependent. Sometimes it is also important for children tofail. After all, failure will teach them the most important lessons of their lives. By all means, it is good to encourage our children tomake their own decision.

    Education was different 100 years ago. Some people who wereconsidered educated 100 years ago would probably not beconsidered educated today. Would you agree or disagree?
    I would disagree on this. In the past, it is true that we had very fewscholars. But we should also note that we did not have the kind of resources we have now. In the past, there was less number of colleges,the technology was not so developed, and there were no onlineresources for study. In spite of all these limitations, people in the pastmanaged to get good education.

    In your opinion, where is the best location to raise a family.Why do you feel that way?
    I have lived in several places with my family, however, I really thinkthat a place that allows your children to have the freedom to beoutside, play with their friends, and access a life that creates memories is the best place. I guess I would think that the suburbsand rural towns facilitate is the best place. These places also have comparatively low crime rates, so as parent you can relax a bitmore.

    From your point of view, is it better to work in a large organization or in a small organization? Please explain your opinion.
    I would like to work in big organization. Working in a large company provides access to a host of resources. Working with A large groupof people for a large company brings a lot of relationships. Workingfor a large company is usually a less volatile environment than small organization. Having a well known company on your CV can open a lot of doors in future.

    Are you influenced by advertising? What makes you choose the products you buy?
    I do not usually buy the things advertisements show. Advertising is no longer informative; it uses tricks and catchy phrases to get us to buy something. Now days, I think advertising is totally over-rated.
    When I buy a product, I make sure that this is really what I am looking for. Price also plays an important role in my decision when I am buying a product.

    Do you prefer to read true stories about real people who have actually lived or do you prefer stories about made-up peopleand events? Explain your choice.
    Well, I prefer to read books about real people. These books are veryinspiring. These books are mostly about people’s fall and rise in theirlife and we can learn a lot from this. These books tend to be verymotivational and can inspire one’s life. These books provide adeeper and better understanding of real people lives.

    Today, many people are living longer and many old people arebeing cared for by their children or grandchildren. How doesthis situation affect the family?
    This will have both financial and emotional bearing on the family. The family will be emotionally more attached to each other. Thechildren or grandchildren will have a sense of satisfaction and pridewhen they support their aging parents or grandparents. On theother hand, the children would be more burdened financiallybecause they have to incur all the cost of their aging parents.

    Describe an event or celebration that has special meaning toyour family. Please describe the event in detail.
    One such event is wedding of my eldest brother. It has a specialmeaning in my life because he is the eldest among all siblings andhis wedding was first in my family in our generation. All our friendsand family got together on that occasion and we really had lots of fun during his wedding. I really cherish his wedding all the time.

    Should children be allowed to read any kind of books they wantor should the parents decide what kind of books to read? Whatis your opinion?
    In my opinion, the parents should decide what kind books theirchildren will read. Not all the books are suitable for children. Somebooks are very hard to comprehend. The parents should pick rightkind of books for their children. This will make sure that children arereading the right books according to their age and mental status.

    Imagine you were reading a book to prepare for a test. Wouldyou read this book in a different way than if you were readingthis book simply for enjoyment? Please explain.
    Of course, I’ll read in a different way when I am reading a book for atest. When I am reading for enjoyment, I may skip some of thedetails. I may not tend to memorize the details. However, when I amreading for a test, I’ll read with full intent and try to remember allthe details. I’ll try to memorize as much as I can.

    Who is the best teacher for a child - a family member orsomeone outside the family? Please explain your answer.
    I guess no one can understand your children better than you. So, afamily member will be a better teacher for your child than anoutsider. I think the children will trust a family member more thanoutsider. This will give the parents a chance to connect better withtheir children. Additionally, a family member can observe the childall the time.

    When taking a trip to a new location, do you like to have aguide to lead you around or do you prefer to explore on yourown? Please explain.
    I would like to explore the new place on my own. This will make surethat there is nobody to disturb me. I can take my own time andenjoy the place. This will add to my excitement as guided tour tendsto be planned and time bound. I can relax, stay, and enjoy the placeas much as I can if I don’t have a guide with me.

    If you had the choice, would you choose to live for 12 months ina very warm location or a very cold location? Why? Explain.
    I would choose a colder place to stay if given a choice. I think I’llenjoy a colder place more than a warmer place. I can continue withmy routine like exercising even in a colder place. A warmer placetends to be more fatal for us. In a colder place, you can simplychoose to be at home and enjoy different things with your family.

    Do you think that it is easier that to learn new subjects byyourself or is it better to have a teacher help you with a newsubject? Please explain.
    It is much easier to learn a new subject with the help of a teacher. There are many advantages of having a teacher – first, a teachercan act as guide to lead you to success. Second, the teacher canexplain the complex subject in a very easy way. A teacher will teachthe subject in the easiest way possible by giving some realisticexample.

    When children are arguing or fighting, what is the best way fora parent to deal with this conflict? Describe your way of thinking
    There are few things that a parent can do in such scenario. Theparent should calm down first and should pay more attentiontowards his child feelings. Parent should make sure that argumentcomes to an end first. When the situation becomes moremanageable, parent should try to convince his child. Parent shouldproject himself as a friend of their child. This way, they will connectmore with their children.

    Do you think it is possible that some children turn out bad nomatter what their parents do? Please explain.
    Well, in some cases this is really true. There are many parents whodo all the "right" things. They are present, attentive, caring, andencouraging. However, their children will turn out bad. A childpersonality depends on many factors like hereditary andenvironmental. So, only parent’s efforts are not enough todetermine how the children will turn out.

    Do you think television has had a positive or negative effect onfamily life? Please explain.
    TV has both negative as well as positive effects on family life. Itbrings a variety of entertainment to your bedroom. It has proved tobe great babysitter, time-filler, and a substitute for friend. On theother hand, TV has long-term negative effect on your health andmental stress level. It may cause an increase in the violence level.

    Do you like playing more in individual or in team sports? Pleaseexplain
    I like to play team sports. I share lots of happiness with my teammates while playing. It teaches me a great deal of team work andcoordination. It also teaches me how to make strategy and how toexecute them. When we win, we have a bunch of guys to celebrateand when we lose, there are people who can consol each other.

    Given a choice, would you like to live in a large city or smalltown, please explain.
    I would like live in a large city. A big city has many facilities. Thepublic transportation used to be very good in the big city. Secondly, youhave access of best schools and best parks in the city. Thirdly, youhave lots of shopping malls and hang out place where you can spendyour leisure time.

    Like 500 years ago the established truth was the earth is flatnow that has been changed. What can you say about this?
    Well, it is an established fact that the earth is actually round andflat. The flat earth theory is mainly consistent with some phrase inQuran and Bible. However, scientist has numerous prove that earthis actually round. During a partial eclipse, the curve of earth isclearly visible on the sun. This proves that Earth is round and notflat.

    What is your greatest achievement?
    My greatest achievement till date is when I manage to move from aHindi medium school to an English medium school. Initially, I had avery tough time to comprehend the lecture in the class. Later, Iimproved my vocabulary and started getting those lectures. Afterfew months, it was like a routine for me.

    Do you prefer to see a movie at a theatre with a group of people or would you later watch a film at home on a television?Give reasons.
    I would love to watch a movie in a theatre. Nothing can beat theexperieance of large screen, good sound system, and a greatambience. Watching a movie in theatre is fun-filled experience. Yougo out, meet your friends, have a nice time, and watch the movie.Overall, it’s a great experience to watch a movie in a theater.

    Do you prefer to eat meals in your home or outside your home?Please explain.
    Eating your meal at home is healthier than eating at food stalls orrestaurants. The outside food may be too much spicy or too muchoily which is not good for health. The home meal is certainly morehygienic than outside food. Meal at home is also less expensive thanhaving a meal at a restaurant. Eating at home can save your life.

    Do you like to read children books? Explain your answer.
    Yes I do like reading children books. Reading a children book is afun. The stories tend to be inspirational and one can learn fewlessons from them. The language is a very easy and you can read ata great pace. Children books are great source of entertainment andthey can help you to relax.

    People have friend for many different reasons. What qualitiesshould a person have for you to choose that person as a friend?
    A person who likes me and respects me will make a good friend.Besides, I would also want him to be honest. A person whom I cantrust implicitly would make a good friend. I would like to see aperson who stands by me in my bad days as my friend. A goodfriend always stays connected with you and be ready to help you

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