2015 Bull Mock CAT - 09

DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.
Question No. : 1
How many four-digit odd integers, greater than 3009 can be formed with the digits 0, 2, 3, 5 and 7, if repetition of digits is not
allowed?
A) 36

B) 32

C) 72

D) 54

Explanation:-  
The unit’s digit can be filled in 3 ways (3, 5 or 7) and once this is done the thousand’s digit can be filled in 2 ways.
The hundred’s and the ten’s digit can be filled up with remaining digits in 3 × 2 = 6 ways.
Total number of ways = 3 × 2 × 6 = 36.
Hence, total such four digit number greater than 3009 = 36
Question No. : 2
What is the digit at the hundredths place of the number N = 4536 ?
A) 1

B) 0

C) 6

D) 5

Explanation:-  
The last three digits of any number is the same as the remainder when the number is divided by 1000.
4536 / 1000 = 533 × 936 / 23 (Dividing numerator and denominator by 125)
The remainder when 936 is divided by 8 will be 1 as  = (8 + 1)36
533 /8 = 5 × 2516 / 8 = 5 × (24 + 1)16/ 8
So the remainder when will be 533 is divided by 8 will be 5.
So the remainder when 4536 is divided by 1000 will be 1 × 5 × 125 = 625
The required digit is 6.
 
 
Alternate explanation:
We can write the term as (40 + 5)36
Now in the binomial expansion we get

4036 + 36 × 4035… +   36 ×  40 ×  535 + 536
Now, except for the last two terms, the rest of the terms will all have two or more zeroes at the end, so they will not contribute to
the hundreds digit.
If you look at the cycle of 5 powers, the last 3 digits are 125 for odd powers and 625 for even powers.
So 536 will end in 625
Now 535 will end in 125. But when we multiply this with a 8, we end with 000.
So even the second last term does not matter.
Hence the hundreds digit will be 6.
 
Question No. : 3

A) 1/3

B) 1/6

Explanation:-  

C) 1/4

D) 1/5

Question No. : 4
Ankhush and Bimal started simultaneously from the same point and drove in opposite directions on a circular track of length 2520
m. initially Ankhush’s speed was 48 m/s and Bimal’s speed was 78m/s. Each time they met, they interchanged their speeds as well
as the direction in which they traveled. Further, it is known that they met for the 46th time at 9:00pm
 
When did they meet for the 400th time?
A) 2:18 am

B) 11:38 pm

C) 10:58 pm

D) 10:38 pm

Explanation:-  

The speeds are given (Ankhush, A = 48 m/s and Bimal, B = 78 m/s. Actually, A, B keep interchanging the speeds)
The time interval between two A and B meet, each time they cover the total distance i.e., together they must cover the entire
length of the track once to meet each other.
Let them meet for the first time after t second
In time t, A covers 48t and B covers 78t (in m)
Now, 48t + 78t = 2520 => t = 2520/126 = 20
So, when they meet for the first time at X, A covers 48(20) = 960 m and B covers 78(20) = 1560 m.
Next, A travels at 78 m/s in the clockwise direction and B travels at 48 m/s in the anticlockwise direction. To meet again, they need
to together cover the total length of the track. So, after 20s, they meet at Y, A having covered 1560 m and B covering 960 m i.e., Y
is 960 m from X in the anticlockwise direction. They meet each time they cover the entire length of the track, i.e., after every 20
seconds.
Between their 46th meeting and 400th meeting the time gap is (400 – 46) (20) seconds = 7080 seconds = 118 minutes.
Thus, they will meet for the 400th time 118 minutes from 9pm i.e., at 10:58 pm
 
Question No. : 5
Ankhush and Bimal started simultaneously from the same point and drove in opposite directions on a circular track of length 2520
m. initially Ankhush’s speed was 48 m/s and Bimal’s speed was 78m/s. Each time they met, they interchanged their speeds as well
as the direction in which they traveled. Further, it is known that they met for the 46th time at 9:00pm
 
Which meeting will be their first at the starting point?
A) 48th

B) 26th

Explanation:-  

C) 21st

D) 25th

The speeds are given (Ankhush, A = 48 m/s and Bimal, B = 78 m/s. Actually, A, B keep interchanging the speeds)
The time interval between two A and B meet, each time they cover the total distance i.e., together they must cover the entire
length of the track once to meet each other.
Let them meet for the first time after t second
In time t, A covers 48t and B covers 78t (in m)
Now, 48t + 78t = 2520 => t = 2520/126 = 20
So, when they meet for the first time at X, A covers 48(20) = 960 m and B covers 78(20) = 1560 m.
 
Thus, they meet every time at a distance of 960 m from the previous meeting point in anticlockwise direction. To meet at the
starting point 960 × n = 2520K. Where n is the required meeting when they meet at the starting point for the first time and K is
the least natural number which satisfies the given condition.

So the minimum value of K = 8 (For n = 21).
So they meet for the first time at the starting point when they are meeting for the 21st time.
 
Question No. : 6
A family decides to visit a temple on a hill top and begin their journey at 6a.m. The grandmother in the family is sick, and thus
takes a Palki to reach the hill top. She leaves at 10a.m. so as to reach at the same time with the rest of the family. After reaching the
hill top the family realizes that the grandmother hasn’t reached yet, gets worried and start walking down again. They meet the
Palki at 1/3 the distance from the top. Afterwards, the Palki organizer tells them that the initially planned time was perfect but due
to the sudden leave of a worker which occurred after travelling ¼ of the height, the speed of the Palki was reduced by 5/8 of its
original speed. After what time did the family meet the grandmother again?
A) 52 hours
Explanation:-  

B) 69 hours 20 minutes

C) 48 hours

D) 75 hours 40 minutes

Question No. : 7
Which of the following is not a factor of 7396 – 4796 ?
A) 24

B) 312

C) 65

D) None of these

Explanation:-  
7396 – 4796 is divisible by (73 – 47) = 26 = 2 × 13 and (73 + 47) = 24 × 5
Also, 73 96 – 47 96 is divisible by 732 – 472

732 – 472 = 3120 = 2 × 5 × 312
Hence, 73 96 – 47 96 is divisible by 24, 65 and 312.
 
Question No. : 8
If a, b and c are real numbers such that a + b + c = 25 and ab + bc + ca = 75, what is the largest value that a can have?
A) 65/3

B) 55/3

C) 25/3

D) None of these

Explanation:-  
 
a + b + c = 25
⇒c = 25 – (a + b)
ab + bc + ca = 75
⇒ ab + (b+a) c = 75
⇒ab + (a+b) [25 - (a+b)] = 75
⇒ab + 25a + 25b – a2 – b2 – 2ab = 75
⇒b2 + (a - 25) b + (75 + a2 – 25a) = 0
As b is real

(a - 25)2 – 4(1) (a2 – 25a + 75) > 0
⇒ a2 – 50a + 625 – 4a2 + 100a – 300 > 0
⇒- 3a2 + 50a + 325 > 0

⇒ -3a2 + 65a – 15a + 325 > 0
⇒(-3a + 65) (a+5) > 0
-3a + 65 < 0 and a + 5 < 0
⇒ a > 65/3 and a <  -5
Which is not possible
∴ -3a + 65 > 0 and a + 5 > 0
⇒a < 65/3 and a > -5
The maximum value that a can have is 65/3.
Question No. : 9
In a trapezium, when the mid-points of the diagonals are joined, the line so formed is 5 cm long. Further, if the length of one of the
parallel sides of the trapezium is 25 cm, then find the length of the other parallel side.
A) 10

B) 15

Explanation:-  

C) 20

D) 22.5

DIRECTIONS for the question: Go through the pie chart/s given below and answer the question that follows.
Question No. : 10

What is the approximate average selling price of ice cream per ton (in millions Rs.) of all the six companies taken together?
A) 13.3

B) 18.3

C) 23.3

D) 15.3

Explanation:-  
Total sales of all the six companies taken together = Rs.64 billion or Rs.64000 million
Average selling price (in million Rs.) per ton = 64000/3500 = Rs.18.3 million.
Question No. : 11
The expenditure incurred in ice cream production by Dairy Queen was Rs.10.54 million per ton in the year 2012. What is the
approximate percentage profit (as the percentage of expenditure) that Dairy Queen has earned?
A) 27.2

B) 16.7

C) 44.4

D) 9.9

Explanation:-  
Quantity of ice cream sold by Dairy Queen in the year 2012 = (15 × 3500)/100 = 525 tons
Total expenditure incurred (in million Rs.) by Dairy Queen = 10.54 × 525 = 5533.5
Total sales achieved by Dairy Queen = (11 × 64000)/100 = Rs. 7040 million
Dairy Queen‘s profits in the year 2012 = 7040 – 5533.5 = Rs. 1504.5 million 
So, approximate profit percentage = (1504.5 × 100) / 5533.5 = 27.2 %

: 12 What is the approximate marked price (in million Rs.27. 2. per ton selling price of Blue Bunny's ice cream = 10880 / 630 = Rs.5 Explanation:-   Marked price = Selling price + Discount    Quantity of the ice cream sold by Dippin Dots = (21 × 3500)/100 = 735 tons Total sales of Dippin Dots = (29 × 64000)/100 = Rs.86 = Rs. What is the approximate ratio of the cost price per ton of Blue Bunny's ice cream to that of Dione ice cream? A) 5 : 8 B) 5 : 2 C) 9 : 17 D) 14 : 11 Explanation:-   Quantity of the ice cream sold by Blue Bunny = (18 × 3500)/100 = 630 tons Total sales of Blue Bunny = (17 × 64000)/100 = Rs. Question No. marked price = 25.25 = Rs. per ton selling price of Dippin Dots' ice cream = 18560 / 735 = Rs. 13. per ton selling price of Dione's ice cream = 8320 / 560 = Rs.15 million   Therefore. : 13 It is known that the profits earned by Blue Bunny and Dione are 20% and 25% of their respective total sales of the year 2012.27 million  So.   Question No.27 = Rs. If the dimensions of the squares are all distinct integers then the dimensions of the smallest rectangle that can be formed by these squares are A) 57 × 60 B) 104 × 105 C) 156 × 160 D) 208 × 210  .4 B) 15.86 million  So.82 million   Quantity of ice cream sold by Dione in the year 2050 = (16 × 3500)/100 = 560 tons Total sales of Dione = (13 × 64000)/100 = Rs.8 × 17. 27. 11.7 C) 27.525 million So. 10880 million Now. if the discount per ton of Dippin Dots is 10% of the selling price? A) 22. the required approximate ratio = 14/11   DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.  Question No.8 D) 35. 25. 8320 million Now.).) per ton of Dippin Dots. 14.18560 million Now.25 + 2. cost price per ton of Blue Bunny's ice cream = 0. 17.75 × 14.775 million or Rs. : 14 The figure below is composed of a collection of square arranged to form a rectangle the squares are numbered 1 to 10.525 = Rs.25 million  Discount = 10% of 25. cost price per ton of Dione's ice cream = 0.8 (approx.

Question No.m. of the same day.m.00 p. Vipin started 3 hours after Anil and both Ajay and Vipin overtook Anil at 9.Explanation:-     The dimensions of this smallest rectangle are 104 by 105.m. Question No. Find the time at which Ajay started? A) 5:15 a. Vipin and Anil started from the same place and travelled in the same direction at the speeds of 80. B) 5:30 a. Explanation:-   Distance covered by Anil in the 1st 3 hours = 180 km .m. DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option. 70 and 60 kmph respectively. : 16 Ajay.m. C) 6:00 a. : 15 In the above diagram what is the difference between the areas of 5th square and 7th square? A) 600 units B) 548 units C) 128 units D) None of these Explanation:-     The difference in the area = 282 – 162 = 528. D) 5:45 a.

Profit is made on only one of the three Brands.m.   X Y Z c.75 hours from 9 p. Then 3x – y = 7x – 4y = 2y – 5x 3x – y = 7x – 4y and 7x – 4y and 2y – 5x Data is inconsistent Case 2 is invalid Case 3: if loss is made only on Y or loss is made only on X and Z then Case 3 is valid Case 4: if loss is made only on X or loss is made only on Y and Z then y – 3x = 7x – 4y = 5x – 2y y – 3x = 7x – 4y and 7x – 4y = 5x – 2y 5y = 10x and 2x = 2y Data inconsistent Case 4 is invalid . |3x – y| = |7x – 4y| = |5x – 2y| case 1: if all the Brands are sold at either profit or loss.p y 4y 2y Difference |3x – y| |7x – 4y| |5x – 2y| From statement I: Given all the difference a equal i. : 17 The selling prices of three Brands of sugar X.             What is the cost price of Brand Z? I. A) If the question can be answered by any one of the two statements alone but not by the other statement alone B) If the question can be answered by either of the two statements alone C) If the question can be answered only if both the statements are taken together D) If the question can be answered only if both the statements are taken together.p) and selling price (s. Y.   Question No.e. the time happens to be 5:15 a.m.Time taken by Vipin to overtake Anil = 180 / (70 – 60) = 18 hours Distance traveled by Vipin in this time = 18 × 70 = 1260 km Given that the distance traveled by Ajay in this time is also 1260 km.200 II. Therefore. Y. Thus Ajay started at that time. Z is represented as follows. The difference between the cost price and selling price of all the three Brands is the same and is equal to Rs. Explanation:-   Let the cost price (c.p) of X. time in which Ajay overtook Anil = 1260/80 = 15. and Z are in the ratio 1 : 4 : 2  and their cost prices are in the ratio 3 : 7 : 5 respectively.75 hours Now subtracting 15.p 3x 7x 5x s. then 3x – y = 7x – 4y = 5x – 2y 3x – y = 7x – 4y and 7x – 4y = 5x .2y Data insufficient Case 1: is invalid Case 2: If the loss is made only on Z or loss is made only on X and Y.

f(0) + f(1) + f(1) + f(2) =0                                                 (a) For x = 1. What is the minimum number of bombs to be fired so that the probability of the building being destroyed exceeds 0. we get f(0) + f(1) – f(3) – f(4) = .∴ loss is made only on Y or loss is made only on X and Z Difference of C. f(-1) + f(2) + f(0) + f(1) = -2                                           (d) Subtract (c) from (d).P and S.1. we cannot infer anything   Question No. we get f(3) – f(1) = 2                                                              (A) For x = 2. then find the value of f(4)?   A) 4 B) 5 C) 6 D) 7 Explanation:-   For x = 0.     DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.95? A) 9 B) 10 C) 11 D) 12 Explanation:-   Question No. . so we get f(4) = 5. y = 2K ⇒d = |3K – 2K| = K ∴Loss is made on X and Z Given difference = 200 => K = 200 Cost price of Brand Z = 5x = 5 × 200 = 1000 ∴statement I alone is sufficient From statement II alone. f(1) + f(0) + f(2) + f(3) = 2                                                (b) Subtract (a) from (b).P of X = |3x – y| x = K.6 f(0) – f(4) – 2 = -6 [from (A). : 19 If f(x) + f(1 – x) + f(1 + x) + f(2 + x) = 2x for all real values of x. f(2) + f(-1) + f(3) + f(4) = 4                                              (c) For x = . we know that f(3) – f(1) = 2] Also its given. and f(0) = 1. : 18 The probability of a bomb hitting its target is ½ and it takes 3 bombs to destroy a building. f(0) = 1.

Integers can be 2.d = 3 and x = 2. d = 2. a = 0. a = -2. B) If the question can be answered by figure 2 alone and figure 1 is not required.530. c = 1. a = -1.022 and total voters who vote in Maharashtra is 1. b = -1. : 21 Figure 1   Figure 2 What is the total number of voters of INC in Maharashatra if the total number of voters of CPI in India is 47. We can go on increasing the value of each variable by one to get infinite solutions. Similarly x = 1.c = 2. : 20 If a. C) If the question can be answered by both of the figures taken together and not by any one of these figures. d = 4 also satisfy the equation. D) If the question cannot be answered even by using both the figures together. -1 and -2. b.200? A) If the question can be answered by figure 1 alone and figure 2 is not required. 1. Product of different integers is 4. d are different integers such that (x – a)(x – b)(x – c)(x – d) = 4.Question No. c = 3. Consider one case where x = 0.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Go through the pie chart/s given below and answer the question that follows. c. b = 1.b = 0. . How many integral values (n) of x are possible? A) 0 ≤ n ≤ 2 B) 3 ≤ n ≤ 7 C) 8 ≤ n ≤ 15 D) None of these Explanation:-   Infinite values of x are possible. Question No.

Total no. a spectator took home Rs. of voters of INC = 532. another took home Rs.200.530. option 3. 4.48. 500/. 12.200 But Figure 1does not provide any relation between Maharashatra voters and INC voters So Figure 1 is not sufficient.916 Percentage distribution in Maharashatra = 28 So. Question No. we know the total number of CPI = 47022 and the total number of voters of Maharashatra = 1.   So. : 22 How much money was divided among the spectators who speculated correctly in the first week? A) Rs. Explanation:-   Using Figure 1 alone. A maximum of 1428 spectators can be accommodated on a day. and popularizing racing among people. The ticket is worth Rs.400 Total voters of INC = (34 × 1567400)/100 = 532.567.270 in the first week.   DIRECTION for the question: Refer to the data below and answer the question that follow.405.of which 20% is retained by the management and 20% is retained for paying horse racers. the rest of the money collected is divided equally among those who have speculated the winners correctly. Question No. In Jan 2009.55. the same number of spectators being present as the first week. 8.  But we don’t know about the total number of voters of INC.916 Total number of voters in Maharashatra = 1. the Race Course Committee organizes a Mela every year during winter.000 C) Rs. 2.D) If the question cannot be answered even by using both the figures together. using Figure 2 alone is also not sufficient.  Apart from the usual racing scene at the Kharga Race course where huge bets are placed and high stakes are involved. The next week.100 D) Cannot be determined Explanation:-   Hence. the total number of voters of INC in Maharashatra = (28 × 532916)/100 = 149216.216 So using both figures the question can be answered. Each spectator is allowed to speculate the winner of anyone of the scheduled races. 6.530.48.48 or 149. the total number of voters of CPI = 47022 So total voters in India = (47022 × 100)/ 3 = 1. On Sunday every week a certain fixed number of races take place. When all the races are over. This is a unique concept basically aimed at publicity of the Race Course.000 B) Rs.   Using Figure 2 alone.   Using both figures 1 & 2. : 23 What was the amount retained by the management in the first week? .

For each of the five matches. the table below gives the names of the three highest scoring batsmen in that match. The Consistency Index (C.A) Rs.700 B) Rs. : 24 In ΔABC. Option A.I.I. which is the difference between the highest and the lowest scores of the concerned player in the series. For the question. : 25 The Indian cricket team had just finished a five-match series with Pakistan and the team management was assessing the performance of the top five batsmen: Dravid.   Match Highest Second highest Third highest Percentage of total score 1 Dravid (97) Dhoni (63) Sehwag (56) 80 2 Sachin (85) Kaif(65) Dravid (30) 75 . 2. Sachin and Kaif .). Question No.250 D) Cannot be determined Explanation:-     Hence the amount retained by the management is Rs. DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option. mentioned in the brackets alongside. The team management has devised the following two indices to judge the performance of each player:   1. Dhoni. if all the five scores of the concerned player in the series are arranged in the increasing order.who played and got out in each of the five matches. we have ∠A = 1000 and ∠B = ∠C = 400. 116. 100.). assume that total team score is made by these five players only. The Reliability Index (R. Question No. The side AB is produced to a point D so that B lies between A and D and AD = BC.000 C) Rs. 82. which is the middle number. Sehwag. Then ∠BCD is A) 100 B) 120 C) 150 D) 300  Explanation:-   DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows. along with their respective scores. 82700. The last column gives the percentage of the total team score made by the given three players together.

220 and 265 respectively.I. 240. Dravid 67-97 2.   Dhoni and Sehwag together accounted for at most what percentage of India's total score in the series. : 26 Among the players mentioned. Sachin 48-85 5. 320. can be minimum for Sehwag or Sachin or Kaif. the scores of no two players who batted are equal.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.I. approximately? A) 42% B) 38% C) 40% D) 44% Explanation:-   India’s total score in the five matches are 270. Sachin or Kaif B) Only Kaif C) Only Kaif or Sachin D) Only Kaif. Kaif 17-65 The value of R. who can have the lowest value of R. Sehwag 51-80 4. for the different players are 1. Sehwag or Sachin Explanation:-   The range of R. . it is also observed that in any match. Sehwag. Dhoni 96-125 3.I in the series? A) Only Dravid.3 Dhoni (125) Kaif(62) Sachin (37) 70 4 Sachin (77) Dravid (62) Kaif (48) 85 5 Sehwag (80) Dhoni(72) Dravid (60) 80   Further. The scores of the five players (the possible range in case the exact values cannot be found) in the matches are   Match Dravid Dhoni Sehwag  Sachin Kaif 1 97 63 56 0-54 054 2 30 0-29 0-29 85 65 3 0-36 125 0-36 37 62 4 62 0-33 0-33 77 48 5 60 72 80 0-53 053   Question No.

: 30 How many spectators were present for the second week’s racing? A) 937 B) 827 Explanation:-   C) 763 D) Cannot be determined . 3. (3) × (2) × (1) is not divisible by P? A) 9 B) 10 C) 11 D) 8 Explanation:-   (P – 1)! is not divisible by P when P is Prime.. 5. there have to be 10 time intervals which will take (10 × 7)/3 = 70/3 seconds. There are 10 prime numbers in this range: 2. Question No. : 29 The odds against a certain event P are 7 : 4 and the odds in favour of another independent event Q are 8 : 7. : 28 What is the number of integral values P can take. In other words. : 27 The pendulum of a clock takes 7 seconds to strike 4 o'clock. The probability that at least one of the events will happen is: A) 11/165 B) 59/165 C) 116/165 D) 118/165 Explanation:-   The probability of P occurring = 4 / (7 + 4) = 4/11 Odds in favour of Q = 8 : 7 Probability of Q occurring = 8 / (8 + 7) = 8/15   Therefore.   Question No. How much time (in seconds) will it take to strike 11 o'clock? A) 11/7 B) 7 C) 70/3 D) 77/4 Explanation:-   The more relevant thing here is not the number of strikes but the number of time intervals. 11. the pendulum had 3 time intervals. 23. To strike 11. there are 3 time intervals between the 4 strikes (the 1st strike happens at the 0th sec). in 7 seconds. So. 19. 29. 7. 13. such that the product (P – 1) × (P – 2) …. where 2 ≤ P ≤ 30. the probability that at least one of the events will happen = 1 – (7/11 × 7/15) = 1 –  49/165 = 116/165   Question No. if a clock has to strike 4. 17.Question No. Also P = 4 satisfies this condition hence total numbers are 10 + 1 = 11.

at how many distinct points on the track does 7 meet any other runner? A) 17 B) 18 Explanation:-   C) 12 D) None of these . k not necessarily in that order. After some days. and start racing around a circular track. option 2. while the remaining run in the opposite direction. and 1 run in the same direction.Hence.1 are seven friends .2. she forgot which number corresponds to which letter. but she knew that a + b + c + d + e + g + h + i + k = 3f + 5j.start driving the car from the common point having speed in the ratio 1: 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 respectively.6.5. Question No. Which of the following number cannot be the value of j? A) 9 B) 5 C) 7 D) 3 Explanation:-   Question No. b. e.3. : 31   Debarati assigned the first 11 natural numbers as a.4. c. d. 3. … . If 7. : 32 7. 5.

P1. are rolled. : 34 A basket contains 15 apples. What is the probability that after four days there are exactly 8 apples in the basket that are not rotten? A)  B)  C)  D)  . exactly 6 of which are rotten. b. If z = |(a – 1) (b – 3) (c – 4)|.Question No. P2 and P3. c be the respective numbers that show up when three fair dice. the probability that z 1 is   A)  B)  C)  D)  Explanation:-   Question No. Each day one apple is taken out from the box. : 33 Let a.

Explanation:-   Question No. : 35 A) 51 B) 55 C) 54 D) 52 Explanation:-   Question No. : 36 If all the factors of the number 129600 which are divisible by 5 are multiplied then the product would be A) 2210 × 3102 × 5140 Explanation:-   B) 2210 × 3140 × 5105 C) 2140 × 3210 × 5102 D) 2140 × 3102 × 5210 .

25cm D) 3cm Explanation:-   Question No. What is the length (in units) of the side of the square? . : 37 A) 2cm B) 2.A square is inscribed in the triangle such that one side of the square lies on the longest side of the triangle. 17 and 21 units. : 38 A triangle has sides measuring 10. The other two vertices of the square  touch the two shorter sides of the triangle.5cm C) 2.Question No.

: 40 Ria has three types of boxes viz. the range of values of n for which g(n) > 0 is  1 < n < 2   or   n > t. blue and green. red. t is an odd prime number. If the number of boxes that have been left empty in the game is 41. such that t is a prime number other than 2.   Question No. the total number of blue boxes used by Ria . : 39 Consider a function g(n) = n3 – n2 (3 + t) + n(2 + 3t) – 2t. What is the range of values of n that satisfy g(n) > 0? A) n < 1 or 2 < n <  t B) n < 2 or n > t C) 1 < n < 2  or n > t D) n < 1 or n > t Explanation:-   Given   g(n) = n3 – n2 (3 + t) + n( 2 + 3t) – 2t > 0 ⇒ n3 – n2t + 2n – 2t + 3tn  – 3n2 > 0 ⇒ n2(n – t) + 2(n – t) – 3n(n – t) > 0 ⇒ (n2 – 3n + 2)(n – t) > 0 ⇒ (n – 1)(n – 2)(n – t) > 0 Since. in few of the blue boxes. therefore t is not less than 3. Therefore.A)  B)  C)  D)  Explanation:-   Question No. in a few of the red boxes then she puts 5 green boxes each. She plays a game in which she placed 9 red boxes on the table. then how many boxes were used in the game by Ria? A) 72 B) 49 C) 63 D) 56 Explanation:-   Let the total number of red boxes that have been left empty in the game = x Therefore. She puts 5 blue boxes each.

 6x + y = 46 Total number of boxes used by Ria in the game is 9 + 45 – 5x + 225 – 25x – 5y = 279 – 5(6x + y)  = 279 – 5 × 46  = 49 Question No. 1321 . : 43 The labor cost of making a bicycle is Rs. 12.5 % and the working hours per day increased by 5 %? A) Rs. 1. 108 Explanation:-   Question No. : 41 Three friends are playing a card game. Find the new cost of making the bicycle if the hourly wage rate of the workers is increased by 12. in the same order as before.is 5 × (9 – x) = 45 – 5x Let the total number of blue boxes that have been left empty in the game = y Therefore. x + y + 225 – 25x – 5y = 41 24x + 4y = 184. 1080 B) Rs. : 42 A) 6 B)  C)  D)  Explanation:-   Question No. They start with sums of money in the ratio 7 : 6 : 5 and finish with sums of money in the ratio 6 : 5 : 4. 1592 Explanation:-   C) Rs. 210 D) Rs. 1243 B) Rs.347. One of them won Rs. 1443 D) Rs. How many rupees did he start with? [The three friends gambled amongst each other only] A) Rs. 420 C) Rs. the total number of green boxes used by Ria is 5 × (45 – 5x – y) = 225 – 25x – 5y It is also known that total number of boxes that have been left empty = 41 Therefore.

D) If the question cannot be answered even with the help of information contained in both statements together Explanation:-   Using statement A: We get the volume of the large cask but we have no information about the total capacity of the 15 small casks. then is b an odd number?   A. Mark as your answer. and one box containing 20 candies is of the form (3n + 2). If a > b > c and each of a. 31. the total number of orange candies has to be 20 as the candies in the other five bags sum up to a multiple of three. Hence.Question No. but not by the other   statement alone. 16 and 18 candies. B) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in both statements together. since any 20 casks has the average as 25 litres. 19. statement A is not sufficient. He also has one large cask which is empty. 15 and 18 are already in the form 3n. 19 and 16) have (3n + 1) number of candies each.  The product of a and b is 60 square units. therefore the wine contained in 15 such small casks can be transfered into the large cask. D) If the question cannot be answered even with the help of information contained in both statements together . but not by the other statement alone. Question No. Out of the six bags with Atul. Combining both the statements together: Since the volume of the large cask is 500 litres and the volume of each of the small cask is 25 litres. B. there are exactly five bags that contained chocolate candies whereas one box contained orange candies. Using statement B: We have no information about the volume of the large cask. : 45 A barman has 25 small casks.  We see that three bags (containing 31. Can he transfer all the wine contained in 15 of these small casks to the large cask?   A.  The large cask has a capacity of 500 liters. C) If the question can be answered with the help of information contained in any one statement alone. Question No. all of which are completely filled with wine. B) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in both statements together. the total number of candies in five out of the six bags should be a multiple of three. He distributed all the six bags among his three sons in such a manner that his eldest son got the only box with orange candies and the other bags were distributed in such a manner so that other two brothers received the chocolate candies in the ratio of 2 : 1. : 46 A wire of length l units is cut into three pieces having lengths a units.  The average capacity of any 20 of the 25 small casks is 25 liters. : 44 Atul has exactly six sealed bags containing 15. How many orange candies were there with Atul? (Assume no candies were taken out of the bags) A) 20 B) 19 C) 16 D) 31 Explanation:-   The total number of chocolate candies has to be multiple of three i.e. C) If the question can be answered with the help of information contained in any one statement alone.   A) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in either statement alone. B. But we can conclude that every cask must have the same volume of 25 litres. b units and c units.   A) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in either statement alone. b and c is an integer. Hence. DIRECTIONS for the question: The question below is followed by two statements marked A and B.  The product of b and c is 12 square units. 20.

Sales value in the year 2002 is 80% of the sales value in the year 2001 and 125% of the sales value in the year 2003. 30). (4. 12). (6.  (2. Hence. b can be either odd or even. D) If the question cannot be answered even with the help of information contained in both statements together Explanation:-   DIRECTIONS for the question: Study the table/s given below and answer the question that follows. Therefore. C) If the question can be answered with the help of information contained in any one statement alone.10). (5. 100 lacs and the margin is 20% in the year 2000.12).Explanation:-   Using statement A: Given that a × b = 60. 6) and (3. b is an even number.   A) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in either statement alone. Question No. Using statement B: Given that b × c = 12. Hence. 20). The values of c and b can be (1. in each of the cases.15). : 47 Sales value of a company ‘X’ is Rs. B) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in both statements together. (3. Profit percentage is constant from the year 2000 to the year 2003. but not by the other statement alone. statement (A) alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Sales value in the year 2003 is 140% of the sales value in the year 2000. Question No. B. The values of b and a can be (2. : 48 . What is the total cost to the company in the year 2001?   A. 4) in that particular order as and c < b So. statement (B) alone is sufficient to answer the question.

Find the number of female students who obtained more total marks than at most four female students and more total marks than at least one male student. A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 Explanation:-   The total marks obtained by the students and their overall ranks are tabulated in the following table:   NAME Gender College Rank Total Dev M I 7 40 Priya F II 12 36 Anup M III 9 38 Pranay M I 3 50 Ashok M III 2 52 Sheela F II 11 36 Reena F I 16 27 Rohan M II 1 53 Sarika F I 6 41 Mani M II 5 44 Nidhi F III 15 33 Ariti F III 10 38 Agni F II 4 46 Atul M I 8 39 Salil M II 13 34 .

Question No. then find the difference between the ‘overall rank’ and the ‘center rank’ of Atul. the required difference is 8 – 4 = 4. Therefore. Question No. the maximum possible number of students obtained a total of at least 40 marks and at most a total of 54 marks? A) Both I and II B) III C) II D) Both I and III Explanation:-   The total marks obtained by the students and their overall ranks are tabulated in the following table:   NAME Gender College Rank Total Dev M I 7 40 Priya F II 12 36 . Nidhi and Niti.Niti F III 14 33   Two female students namely Priya and Sheela have obtained more marks than one male student namely Salil and more marks than three female students namely Reena. : 50 From which center. (Overall rank is the rank when all the 16 students are taken into consideration and ‘center rank’ is the rank when only the students of that particular center is taken into consideration. : 49 If the criterion for ranking the students is followed by each center to rank the students enrolled there.) A) 6 B) 2 C) 5 D) 4 Explanation:-   The total marks obtained by the students and their overall ranks are tabulated in the following table:   NAME Gender College Rank Total Dev M I 7 40 Priya F II 12 36 Anup M III 9 38 Pranay M I 3 50 Ashok M III 2 52 Sheela F II 11 36 Reena F I 16 27 Rohan M II 1 53 Sarika F I 6 41 Mani M II 5 44 Nidhi F III 15 33 Ariti F III 10 38 Agni F II 4 46 Atul M I 8 39 Salil M II 13 34 Niti F III 14 33   Overall rank of Atul is 8 and center rank of Atul is 4.

This is something that is not mentioned in the paragraph. nearly all work can at times be challenging. DIRECTIONS for the question: Identify the most appropriate summary for the paragraph. A) Emotional labor is the primary contributor of stress at workplaces and it needs to be minimized for one to be productive. there are three students who have obtained at least 40 and at most 54 marks. and thus move from anonymous. : 51 Virtually no job comes without stress. mass-produced . Option 3 states that emotional labor needs to be understood in order to establish its impact. Options 3 and 4 are identical for the first part of answer option and only the second part varies. Objects become invested with sentimental value by virtue of their association with specific people and places.Anup M III 9 38 Pranay M I 3 50 Ashok M III 2 52 Sheela F II 11 36 Reena F I 16 27 Rohan M II 1 53 Sarika F I 6 41 Mani M II 5 44 Nidhi F III 15 33 Ariti F III 10 38 Agni F II 4 46 Atul M I 8 39 Salil M II 13 34 Niti F III 14 33   From college I as well as college II. On the other hand. becoming markers of personhood. even if that is not truly how they feel. This labor is not necessarily always stressful. a fact that can be easily deduced from the given context. clients.  Emotional labor involves managing our emotions to meet our job expectations. Options 1 and 2 are rejected as they label emotional labor as the primary/major contributor of stress. and this stress can be minimized or magnified based on one’s status. Question No. But in other cases emotional labor can be very stressful. Writers on material culture and affect have noted the entangling of bodies/selves with physical objects and how artefacts act as extensions or prostheses of the body/self.  For example. Emotional labor is also part of dealing with the personalities of those we work with. or supervisors.  C) Emotional labor is a contributory factor to the stress experienced at workplaces and it needs to be understood in order to establish its impact. Asking a coworker about a sick relative may be a way to convey your concern about their family without taking much of an emotional toll. : 52 Affective responses to material objects are integral to their biographical meaning to their owners and their participation in intimate relationships. Whether it’s meeting the expectations and deadlines of coworkers. retail clerks are expected to be upbeat and enthusiastic about the merchandise (and in general). D) Emotional labor plays a role in the stress experienced at workplaces and it has an impact on a person’s job efficacy. this is a sentiment that is missing from the given paragraph. Explanation:-   Option D This is a tricky question where you need to establish the subtle differences between the various answer options. Question No. B) Emotional labor is far major contributor of stress at workplaces than the work itself and it needs to carefully understood in order to improve working conditions. the second part of option 4 simply means that emotional labor has an impact on a person’s performance. Sometimes the work itself isn’t as challenging as managing relationships with the people we work with.

The Lancet study reports that the relationship between income and nutritional status breaks down after countries reach an average income of $5.   Obesity. It may seem strange to be worried about too much food when the United Nations suggests that.25 a day has halved since 1990— fewer people will be too poor to buy enough to eat healthily. mean that sustainably feeding the world’s population. The paragraph states that the owners attach themselves to objects and not the other way round. Option 2: This option almost treats a material object as something that has some conscious power to bring about a certain effect.   When it comes to food. over a period of time. something which is not stated in the passage. Let us analyze each option one at a time: Option 1: The option uses the phrasing ‘most objects’.    DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. though devoid of life and ability to emote. as services overtake agriculture as the biggest employer. through a process of association. there is a chance that the owner might see them more than just bulk manufactured items and might attach a sentimental or personal value of these items. existing food supplies are so poorly distributed that those hundreds of millions have too little for their own health. Remember. is eminently achievable. move away from just being factory-produced items to things that hold   emotional value for their owner. Many common killers like measles can be prevented by a vaccine. about 1 billion people may still be undernourished. mean the amount of calories the average human needs to consume is actually falling. Most of the answer options in this question are very close and carefully consider each before selecting the right answer.items to biographically-inscribed artefacts that bear with them personal meanings. we are living in a world of plenty. : 53 A recent study in the Lancet medical journal concluded that in 2008. while 2 billion-plus have too much. on the other hand. about 146 million adults globally were overweight and 502 million were obese. D)Material objects. the option assigns power to these objects which is actually incorrect.  Explanation:-   Option D You need to be really careful with the option you select for this question. But agricultural productivity has . Option 3: The paragraph does not talk in terms of ‘chances’ and is simply describing a certain phenomenon that takes place with material objects when their owners assign value to them. paradoxically hold the power to associate with their owner and develop an attachment that has a personal and sentimental value.000. their purely functional status and monetary value replaced by more personal and sentimental value. The increasing numbers of people worldwide who earn a living sitting down rather than moving around. Option 4: This is the apt answer as it covers the central aspect of the passage and does not commit any mistake (like the options above). Question No. A third of food production is simply wasted worldwide—spoiled before it reaches consumers or thrown away after that. this is a paragraph summary question and you need to identify the answer that carries the most significant points of the paragraph. C) With material objects. B) Material objects. For those worried about agricultural sustainability. there is a lot of slack in the system. Continued increases in agricultural productivity. Over use and with time. even if it grows past 9 billion. most objects obtain a certain sense of personlisation and attain a certain position in the life of their owner.   The bad news is that the global obesity epidemic is a more complex problem than the conditions that felled most poor people in the past. has a whole range of different causes and no simple public health solution. Even within families. malaria can be battled with bed nets and insecticide spraying. such initially anonymised objects become personalised prosthetics of the self. Rather. A) In the material world. as the planet’s population continues to expand. thanks to new seed varieties and more efficient farming practices like fertilizer micro-dosing and drip irrigation. The issue isn’t so much that we can’t grow enough.   As poverty declines—and the percentage of the population worldwide living on less than $1. malnutrition is often a distribution issue: How else to explain that about one in 10 households in Russia contain both underweight and overweight members? We’ve known the solution to starvation is usually very simple: Ensure poor people have enough money to buy food. and diarrhea is a condition where large quantities of sugar water is actually a plus—add a little salt and you’ve got the perfect treatment for dehydration.

In the given question. Explanation:-   Option 3. It keeps on increasing with income. But agricultural productivity has led to a dramatic long-term decline in the cost of food at a time when growing wealth is providing more resources to buy sugary and fatty products. it would have been done in the second para. as families start spending more under other heads. which represents a public health solution to the problem posed in the passage? A) Having a good Public Distribution System in place to prevent malnutrition deaths. and diarrhea. Explanation:-   Option D.   In the paragraph that follows the passage. has a whole range of different causes and no simple public health solution. D) Diseases which result from obesity.so their nutritional status is low. D) As income rises. Question No. people do not have enough to buy basic food .   1. Question No. what could be the reason for the lack of correlation between income and nutritional status after the 5. The author states that it is easier to tackle the common killers because their cause can be identified. Explanation:-   Option A. B) Spending on food as a percentage of the total expenditure reduces after this mark.   2. However obesity has a whole range of different causes. C) Service sector starts dominating after this mark.so it would not be in place to then discuss types of obesity or diseases which result from obesity. Statistics about obesity have already been mentioned in the first paragraph.led to a dramatic long-term decline in the cost of food at a time when growing wealth is providing more resources to buy sugary and fatty products. B) Description of different types of obesity. increases disproportionately. The context here is a correlation between nutritional status and income. The increasing numbers of people worldwide who earn a living sitting down rather than moving around. we could expect the author to discuss A) Statistics related to Obesity in different countries C) Proposed solutions to the problem of obesity. on the other hand. The author has just finished talking about the complexity of solutions to obesity . The passage talks about Obesity and many common killers like measles . Refer to the lines: Obesity. as services overtake agriculture as the biggest employer. : 54 Of the following. the considerable majority of people have the ability to eat enough. At very low levels. B) Force life style change by ensuring a 2 year compulsory service in the armed forces for all youth. : 55 With reference to the second paragraph. D) Education about life-style changes through individual counseling.    Excerpted from an article in Business Week. and the choice to eat   too much. particularly non-vegeterian foods. Two answers fit the backdrop of the question: option B and option D. Hence what would logically follow would be the solution to this problem of Obesity. which often signifies jobs that involve very little physical activity. The difference between these two options is that that option B talks about a forced one and is not a solution for the general populace. C) Reduction in farm wastage of food by having an efficient cold chain. we need to address the problem from a public health perspective and from a viewpoint that strikes as the core of the issue. mean the amount of calories the average human needs to consume is actually falling. Option D approaches the question from a general perspective and resolves the issue. but at one point when the physiological need of .000 dollar mark? A) Once a country is over that line. If at all it was required. malaria. 4. consumption of fatty foods.

lacking vertebrates’ large brains and a complex system of hormonal signals. Then. D. identify the sentence(s) or part(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling. and part with what resembles love or animosity.but it does not offer an explanation to the non-correlation. C.    Going beyond the simplistic view of insect life in human terms we can’t take the easy way out and assume that a dragonfly is jealous of a rival or that a mother earwig is sad when her offspring leave the nest. : 56 A. C.    Beetles care for their young and wasps engage in horrific battles. C.   2 is right . their husbands and not her husband.  The allegation of “ proxy” rule follows from the perception that it is the men who are ruling through their wives which are mere mouthpieces. then the correlation breaks down. . mate. Though old habits die hard. B.   4 is also true. B gives an examples of beetles and wasps to show some characteristics similar to people or humans. Question No. : 57 A. Question No.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Given below are sentences that form a paragraph.   What about the close kinship and other networks that leaders here and abroad draw upon for support?   A) B and E only B) C  only C) B and C only D) A and E only Explanation:-   Option 3.which the question is asking you to discuss.   A) ABCDE B) DEBCA C) EBDCA D) AEDBC Explanation:-   The paragraph talks about the similarities between man and insects but asks us to go beyond the simplistic view about these similarities. C tells how things are done differently by insects vis a vis humans. so people probably keep on increasing intake of food. E. punctuation and logical consistency).   DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of five statements labelled A.nutrition has been done. D.    Yet they do these things in stunningly different ways from humans. accomplishing similar goals without any of the same means. but it can be viewed as a subset of the increased eating which is mentioned in option 1.    Insects do much of what people do: they meet. B.   That insects don’t need a big brain to do big things forces us to think harder about what is required to evolve complex behavior. choose the most appropriate option.  Both in the media and elsewhere there is a backlash against women’s participation as elected representatives in the panchayat system. D and E which when logically ordered form a coherent passage. even when it is not required. The sentence which introduces the comparison first is A. but it only signifies a very tenuous relationship with nutrition . Choose the option that represents the most logical order. In B. which to be replaced by who as we are talking of people – wives. B. In C. fight.   3 may be true.  But does this in itself constitute “proxy” rule? What about the kitchen cabinets of powerful politicians? E.  It is true that women do get advice and help from her husband.

12. 2. Stuart Broad was feeling like Stuart Little after being hit for six sixes by Yuvraj Singh. 11. of which 4 were British and the rest were Indians. Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble were of a short temper and hence had at least one British player nearby. The persons who carried knives faced each other. All the eight players secretly carried different weapons with them in their pockets. The 2 members who carried revolvers sat together. The person carrying the needle sat to the left of James Anderson who carried scissors 10. 2 pistols. 6. 13. a pair of scissors and 2 knives. Sachin Tendulkar was facing north. Paul Collingwood carried a knife. 5. Stuart Broad never used a pistol. 3. Saurav Ganguli never sits between two British players. Anil Kumble always carried a knife. Sachin Tendulkar never carried a pistol or a revolver and never sat with anyone who carried a pistol or a revolver. 8 players were present in the conference. We also know that –   1. 1 needle.Hence the correct sequence is ABCDE.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows. 8.   Name the members who carried revolvers? A) Saurav Ganguli and James Anderson D) Stuart Broad and Saurav Ganguli Explanation:-   B) James Anderson and Kevin Peterson C) Saurav Ganguli and Kevin Peterson . Question No. 4.Each of the members carried exactly one of the 2 revolvers. 9. Yuvraj Singh and Kevin Peterson never carried a revolver. 7. Two of the members who faced each other carried a revolver and a pistol respectively. : 58 A round table conference was conducted between India and England cricket players. so he was not sitting near Yuvraj Singh.

  So. Stuart broad and Saurav Ganguli are the person who carried revolver Question No. : 59 Who sat between the members carrying a knife and a pair of scissors? A) Sachin Tendulkar Explanation:-   B) Yuvraj Singh C) Kevin Peterson D) Cannot be determined .

  Both Sachin & Kevin Peterson sit between the persons having knife and scissors. So answer can't be determined. : 60 What did Kevin Peterson carry? A) Knife B) Needle C) Revolver D) Pistol . Question No.

: 61 According to the given conditions.Explanation:-     As we can see Kevin Peterson carry pistol Question No. how many seating arrangements are possible? A) 2 B) 3 Explanation:-   C) 4 D) 1 .

i.e Only two possible arrangements. Question No. : 62 Who can sit to the right of James Anderson? A) Yuvraj Singh Explanation:-   B) Kevin Peterson C) Stuart Broad D) Paul Collingwood .

D and E which when logically ordered .  In both cases Kevin Peterson sits right to james Anderson. B. C. DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of five statements labelled A.

E. This instead of these. for example. just like the distinction between manual and intellectual labor. Then. : 65 Developing a strong executive leadership culture is not a short term effort.   Against these divisions we must affirm the unity and the dialectical tension in such diverse elements. as this refers to the ultimate objective of development planning. punctuation and logical consistency). Question No. they are only one example.      Development strategy. In A.    All barriers between “school” and “life” must fall. life is the real school and education is a permanent process of deciphering what is real. B.      High growth is essential to generate resources for social spending. E. for it is only in action that theory is confirmed or refuted. Though taking advantages of them is much more difficult than .    A true theory.   A) BCDEA B) CBAED C) BEDCA D) DABCE Explanation:-   Option A. can contribute effectively to output growth. theory and practice. Choose the option that represents the most logical order. Hence the best introductory sentence is B. : 64 A. Against these divisions – the these here refers to the separation mentioned in C. It isn’t based on one person. It almost never deteriorates quickly. DIRECTIONS for the question: Identify the most appropriate summary for the paragraph.      A healthy and educated population leads to increased productivity which. among a multitude of others.    In effect. having as its goal a return to practice. The market’s weakness does provide investment opportunities.      The ultimate objective of development planning is human development or increase social welfare and well-being of the people of a nation. : 63 A. continually redefined and enriched in the light of action and struggle against oppression. B. C.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Given below are sentences that form a paragraph. In B. D. The passage talks about the systematic education and that it must disappear. cannot exist if it is not a reflection on a previous action. I think this is mainly due to a failure to appreciate systems and a failure to appreciate variation along with plenty of other contributing factors. identify the sentence(s) or part(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling. for they are artificial and false . we need an adjective to describe social welfare. Question No.      These goal is also important because the sustainability of the development process hinges upon the quality of life enjoyed by the people. needs to continuously strive for broad-based improvement in standards of living. therefore. developed and enriched. of the separation imposed by a class society.   A) B and D only B) A and C only C) A and B only D) E only Explanation:-   Option C. Yet markets continually overact to minor blips on the long term success of companies. Question No.form a coherent passage. with the professor as the only authorized interpreter of the long accumulated wisdom of the centuries . in turn. knowledge and action.    Systematic education as now known -with the school as the privileged point for the diffusion of knowledge. Hence D will follow C. choose the most appropriate option.must disappear. hence increased instead of increase. C. D.

even when the market is overreacting to things it should not be. a subject missing from the paragraph (remember the paragraph is about investment opportunities).spotting a general weakness. C)  Sentiment-driven investments. focusing on the short term rather than the long term. Avoiding the purchases when the underlying business has sustained a significant blow that excellent management will deal with but which will reduce the value of the enterprise going forward is key to taking advantage of the market’s silly overreaction to bad news (or even calling things “bad news” that are not actually bad just not as awesome as some were hoping for). The D) market’s overreaction to bad news is actually an investment opportunity and not a handicap. and if one can focus on the   core strengths of the company. who rather focus on the management ability of the company and how that can have a positive impact even in tough business conditions. based on market reactions. generally overlook the management strengths of companies and adopt a very myopic vision of the scenario. : 66 . Option 2 talks about wise investors. there is a definite chance to make significantly correct investment decisions. you need to focus on each and every option closely and then establish the correct answer. While excellent management almost never becomes pitiful overnight (regardless of how often talking heads would have you believe) business can change very quickly due to rapidly changing market conditions.   Question No. and understand current business scenarios. B)  Being driven by market sentiment when it comes to investment is something that is done by wise investors. Option 3 has ‘sentiment driven investments’ as its subject. such as skillful management. Explanation:-   Option D In the given case. Option 4 is the correct answer as it actually highlights the main subject of the paragraph: how there can be an opportunity to invest wisely. Option 1 is rejected as the central subject is identifying the opportunity to invest and not how one’s market dealings are ruined. which is again absent from the passage. markets overreact to even minor bad news and if you let this affect your investment decisions. A) Generally. this can have ruinous impact on your market dealings.

Using 7 and 5. veg and English. E. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. which is the triplet India. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. . Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I. So. as the other 5. So. NV. using the same logic as above. but like Hindi.How many boys prefer India and like Hindi movies? A) Can’t say B) 40 C) 20 D) 50 Explanation:-   The 3 questions and their answers give rise to eight different options and they are as follows:  Ind /Aus Hin / Eng Veg / Non veg Total Student I H V 35 Chandan I H NV 15 Bhushan I E V 5   I E NV 45 Eshan A H V 30 Dhiren A H NV 40 Faisal A E V 10   A E NV 20 Amit       200     From 3. From 5. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg.

H. : 67 Among Amit. V. V. using the remaining data. From 5. NV. and so. Similarly. using the same logic as above. and so. which is the triplet India. H. as the other 5. D. H. Question No. Using 7 and 5. we can fill the table as above. how many like vegetarian food? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 Explanation:-   The 3 questions and their answers give rise to eight different options and they are as follows:  Ind /Aus Hin / Eng Veg / Non veg Total Student I H V 35 Chandan I H NV 15 Bhushan I E V 5   I E NV 45 Eshan A H V 30 Dhiren A H NV 40 Faisal A E V 10   A E NV 20 Amit       200     From 3. Option 2. So. Similarly. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I.Amit and Dhiren like Veg food. Chandan. NV. : 68 The total number of boys who preferred Australia winning is A) 12 B) 110 C) 100 D) 90 Explanation:-   The 3 questions and their answers give rise to eight different options and they are as follows:  . since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. From 4. using the remaining data. Dhiren. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A.   From table above we can see than 2 people . C. Bhushan. B. Question No. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. H.From 4. So. but we are asked preferences of only A. Similarly. NV. E. from 2. from 2. veg and English. since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A. we can fill the table as above. Eshan and Faisal. but like Hindi.   50 boys prefer India and like Hindi movies.   Please note that the total number of Veg lovers is 4. Similarly. E and F. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I.

which is the triplet India. we can see that total preferring Australia to win is 100. Question No. from 2. . V. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. team preference for Dhiren? A) Non-veg. Hindi. India D) Veg. and so. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. veg and English. Using 7 and 5. and of these 34 like the same type of movies.Ind /Aus Hin / Eng Veg / Non veg Total Student I H V 35 Chandan I H NV 15 Bhushan I E V 5   I E NV 45 Eshan A H V 30 Dhiren A H NV 40 Faisal A E V 10   A E NV 20 Amit       200     From 3. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I. Hindi. E. using the remaining data. we can fill the table as above. So. Similarly. Australia Explanation:-   The 3 questions and their answers give rise to eight different options and they are as follows:  Ind /Aus Hin / Eng Veg / Non veg Total Student I H V 35 Chandan I H NV 15 Bhushan I E V 5   I E NV 45 Eshan A H V 30 Dhiren A H NV 40 Faisal A E V 10   A E NV 20 Amit       200     From 3. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. movie. : 69 Which of the following is the food. From 5.   From table above. using the same logic as above. as the other 5. So. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I. India C) Veg. Australia B) Non-veg. NV. Similarly. English. English. H. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. but like Hindi. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A. NV. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. H. From 4.

NV. managers have to put things together in the form of coherent vi​ sions. C.          Synthesis is the very essence of management. NV. using the remaining data. he or she  tell you that D. So.    The aam aadmi seems to have only two roles: to make a noise about the issues that hurt him most and provide a foundation for a discourse at a summit by the chosen people.     I haven’t seen a single event — excluding award ceremonies or political events — organised by the power houses where the speakers as well as the audience consist of this section of society. D and E which when logically ordered form a coherent passage. but like Hindi. Business schools have not been able to put things back together again because that has to happen in context – in specific situations. : 70 A. Question No. Indeed. unified organizations. V. a set of generic strategies and competitive analyses. H.    I wonder why there cannot be a televised conclave with the same aam aadmi that the politicians. which is the triplet India. E. B and A cannot be the opening sentence.   A) BDEAC B) ECDBA C) DECBA D) ECBDA Explanation:-   Option 4. B. Business becomes a collection of functions. From 4. to cast a vote that gives the same people an opportunity to continue to be a part of the discourse.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. strategy. That is what makes management so difficult. the word analysis itself comes from a Greek root meaning to unloosen. bureaucrats and media houses love to talk about. Using 7 and 5. and so . Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I. using the same logic as above. B. even people become analytical things.   DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of five statements labelled A. From 5. is that it may not be possi​ ble to put them back together. from 2. Words like these discourses.    Perhaps he or she is not intelligent enough to add to or receive the wisdom that is being purveyed at these events. Choose the option that represents the most logical order. is what MBA programs are about. unloosening them from the whole. and so. and so forth. Question No. and. Sep​ arating things into parts.So. since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. Similarly. H.  D will come after B because the word these in D suggests that there needs to be an earlier sentence which mentions discourse. : 71 That old joke about the MBA standing for Management By Analysis is no joke at all. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. The he or she in C refers to the aam aadmi. Similarly. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A. this section of society. eats Veg &  prefers win  for Australia. D. Hence option 1 and 3 can be ruled out.   The danger of breaking things apart. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. E. The paragraph talks about the aam aadmi and why he is not included in the discourses which are addressed to him. it is this aam aadmi. we can fill the table as above.   This way we can conveniently forget the person on whom most of these discourses are based. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I.   Analysis means "the process of separating something into its con​ stituent elements". as Humpty Dumpty discovered to his chagrin. C.   As seen from Table Dhiren speaks Hindi. as the other 5. veg and English. Within their own con​ texts. however if anyone needs to speak and talk about real issues. integrated systems.

Real management is closer to playing with Lego blocks—there is an infinite number of ways to assemble the pieces. but not so for an MBA program   4 . . Also it Is Ok for an undergraduate program. Unfortunately. it's that they need it as an input to synthesis.   2 . and that is the hard part. : 72 What change does the author seem to be suggesting to deans of MBA Schools? A) Instead of talking. Explanation:-   Option B. This is equivalent to considering the human body as a collection of bones: Nothing holds it together. C) Instead of focusing exclusively on application. Think of this as the IKEA model of management education: The schools supply the pieces. According to the author " Business schools have not been able to put things back together again because that has to happen in context – in specific situation. because that depends on the situation. Teaching analysis devoid of synthe​ sis thus reduces management to a skeleton of itself. They may look neat.breaking things into parts. rather. dismissive.Not mentioned in the passage. that the prominent consulting firm in which he used to work "officially gave up on the notion that graduates of the Harvard Business School or Stanford knew anything more about thinking integrative about business prob​ lems than a Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduate in phi​ losophy". seeing. neatly cut to size.   Excerpted from ‘Managers Not MBAs’ by Henry Mintzberg   Which of the lines. answer is the students: They will put it together. and so forth.   The question remains of where the synthesis comes from. is the main message that the author is trying to convey through this passage? A) Games like Lego help harness the creative talents of management B) Teaching analysis devoid of synthe​ sis thus reduces management to a skeleton of itself. seeing.Management is all practice in any case. unified organizations. in reality management involves synthesis . The author is stating that while management schools all teach analysis . C) Analysis is the very essence of management.Most US B schools are already doing this.He clearly states the reverse when he mentions that this is akin to treating the human body as a collection of bones   DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. the pieces don't fit together. and the interesting structures take time to build.interesting. students need to work on the doing. analyzing and deciding. but in fact they are cut every which way.The Lego game example is used to only draw an analogy   3 . the schools don't supply in​ structions. Worse still.managers have to put things together in the form of coherent vi​ s ions.It is clearly stated that Management by Analysis is not the best thing to do   4 . The usual. concentrate on those whose work experience includes supervisory skills. Question No. no spirit or soul. integrated systems. D) A higher emphasis on the practice. so this option is redundant. rather than the theory of management. It's not that managers don't need analysis. Explanation:-   Option A. spend at least half the time making students learn basic subjects like arts and literature. B) Instead of taking in students who are fresh from college or with very less experience. And the students don't know what to build.   3 . feeling and listening. Hence option 2 is the best option. or else several a day in cases. and in the class​ room there is no situation. no sinew or muscle. feeling and listening is not being encouraged in business schools. Hence option 1 is the best option. quoted from the passage.   1 .   And so we have this comment from a business school dean." The author also thinks that integrative thinking about business problems which would involve doing. D) Business is a collection of functions. the students do the assembly. no flesh or blood.

the shapes.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it.   Option 3 is incorrect because there is no independence in IKEA . sizes are all fixed. neatly cut to size.   Option C can be inferred/concluded from the lines: The danger of breaking things apart. Explanation:-   Option B. don’t fix it. no flesh or blood. D)  Remarkable solutions in management take time to build as one needs to identify the best approach from a plethora of different options that enable one to put in order the different parts of the puzzle one is faced with. : 73 All of the following can be concluded/inferred from the passage except: A) Business analysis without the accompaniment of the suitable gumption of synthesis is like a sack of bones. risks a possible outcome where it might not be possible to construct a holistic solution from the de-constructed parts achieved by the analytic process in the first step. The passage states "Think of this as the IKEA model of management education: The schools supply the pieces. with all components defined and ready for assembly. Question No. as referred to in the passage. . Explanation:-   Correct answer: Option B. with all the parts there but the connecting elements missing. the instructions are stated and the pieces fit perfectly.   Option 1 is incorrect because according to the author real life is like lego bricks and not IKEA. the pieces don't fit together. It does not mean that Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduates in philosophy know more about management that ones at Harvard Business School or Stanford. no sinew or muscle. Option A can be inferred/concluded from the lines: Teaching analysis devoid of synthe​ sis thus reduces management to a skeleton of itself. as Humpty Dumpty discovered to his chagrin.   Option 4 is incorrect because IKEA talks of building new and not of reparing anything old. : 74 The main hallmark of the IKEA model of management education is A) An approach which ensures a mix of real life experience with in class theory.   Option B is the incorrect inference. Worse still." the word unfortunately tells us that in the original IKEA model. and the interesting structures take time to build. no spirit or soul. Unfortunately.   Option D can be inferred/concluded from the lines: Real management is closer to playing with Lego blocks—there is an infinite number of ways to assemble the pieces. D) If it ain’t broke. is that it may not be possi​ ble to put them back together. that which also emphasizes independence. DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. Refer to the lines: And so we have this comment from a business school dean. that the prominent consulting firm in which he used to work "officially gave up on the notion that graduates of the Harvard Business School or Stanford knew anything more about thinking integrative about business prob​ lems than a Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduate in philosophy". Hence option 2 is the best answer. they might be at the same level. B) A systems approach. the schools don't supply in​ s tructions. the students do the assembly. The passage states that a Harvard Business School or Stanford knew anything more about thinking integrative about business problems than a Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduate in philosophy. in other words. This is equivalent to considering the human body as a collection of bones: Nothing holds it together. Question No. C) A type of management akin to coaching. C) Analysis. B)Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduates in philosophy know more about management than the ones at   Harvard Business School or Stanford.

which serve the essential needs of the maximum possible.  D)The era of inventive minimalist products. DIRECTIONS for the question: Identify the most appropriate summary for the paragraph. Explanation:-   Option D Option 1 introduces a new subject. companies are stripping down their products. The context of the passage is all about synthesis and the lack of it in management programs. Option C is vague in nature and does not spell out the actual problem. C) The era of basic products. Option 3 is ruled out on two counts: the passage does not mention that products are meant for the maximum number of people and secondly instead of adding. is here with the help of companies will to add new dimensions to product creation. Question No. But GE and TCS are doing something more exciting than fiddling with existing products: they are taking the needs of poor consumers as a starting point and working backwards. D)MBA programs commit the mistake of missing out on crucial instructions and approaches that would enable their takers to   offer integrated solutions to problems. they strip the products down to their bare essentials. Option 4 is the perfect option as it includes all the aspects of the paragraph and does not use wording that implies any extreme scenario. Option B is an unrelated option as it talks about selection procedure rather than what is being done in MBA schools. : 76 There is nothing new about companies adapting their products to the pockets and preferences of emerging-market consumers. that is analysis and synthesis. which serve the purpose of those in need. as the passage at no point talks about there being a tug of war between the two approaches. that the prominent consulting firm in which he used to work "officially gave up on the notion that graduates of the Harvard Business School or Stanford knew anything more about thinking integrative about business prob​ lems than a Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduate in phi​ losophy". which finds no mention in the passage. ‘comparative innovation’. This helps us rule out option A. B) The era of minimalistic products. Instead of adding ever more bells and whistles. Unilever and Procter & Gamble started selling shampoo and washing powder in small sachets more than two decades ago to cater for customers with cramped living spaces and even more cramped budgets. serving the maximum possible number of people and providing affordable options. Option 2 is ruled out on similar grounds to option 3. Option D is the precise answer and its context can be found in the lines: And so we have this comment from a business school dean. is here with the help of companies   willing to adapt products with respect to their target audiences. Explanation:-   Option D.   . C) MBA programs lack the precise and defining features that would enable their takers to solve real world problems. Question No. Mercedes puts air-conditioning controls in the back as well as the front of its cars because people who can afford a Mercedes can also afford a driver. A) The era of comparative innovation here.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. with companies striving to outdo products of the previous generations by virtue of innovation and frugality. : 75 One of the key criticisms which is in tune with the philosophy espoused in the passage is reflected in which of the statements below? A) Business schools are never able to get the balance right when they decide the percentages of the two approaches of management. is here. B) MBA schools are lop-sided in their evaluation of candidates because of an over-reliance on analytical testing tools. Nike produces an all-enveloping athletic uniform to protect the modesty of Muslim women athletes. instead they harp on management jargon and platitudes.

S. Families are working together to make themselves food sufficient. cannot be correct as it is too strong as answer option and represents a viewpoint that may not be always in play. is two times greater than that of Russia’s gardens — and it produces nothing but a multi-billion-dollar lawn care industry. Explanation:-   Option B. nearly all of your neighbors also cultivate their own land as part of a vast network of decentralized. chemical-dependent. Institutionalized III. Thanks to government policies there that actually encourage autonomous family farming. Quixotic IV. Question No. Laissez-faire II. however. Free-for-all V. Options C and D are too vague in the given context and do not fit the sentiment of the passage. which is not technically a system at all. for example.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it.”   Excerpted from the journal ‘The Ringing Cedars’ edited by Leonid Sharaskin   Which of the following represents an appropriate title for this passage? A) A simple fix for farming that the modern day world cannot live without. Now imagine that in this same country. the area taken up by lawns in the U.S. This makes option B the best answer. : 78 From the following words/phrases. Each plot can be used for growing food. And the result of this effort has been phenomenal. Option A. identify the ones that can be used to define Russia’s agricultural system: I. : 77 Imagine living in a country where having the freedom to cultivate your own land.  The passage also says that this is not utopian which means we can put it into practice.   “Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days of growing season per year — so in the U. Russia’s Private Garden Plot Act. healthy communities. organically-cultivated farms that together produce the vast majority of the food consumed throughout the country. tax-free and without government interference. industrialized agriculture system that dominates the American landscape today.8 acres. as Russian families collectively grow practically all the food they need.2 acres to 6. ranging in size from 2. is not only common but also encouraged for the purpose of promoting individual sovereignty and strong.  Hence the ‘Russia way’ may be the way to make the world sufficient.  B) Russia’s small scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world. D) Getting more bang from your lawn buck: simultaneously revolutionize the way you farm and mow your lawn. C) Russian Farmers have a fruitful year and they hope to keep their barns flowing with fresh produce. Question No.. family-owned and -operated. entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land. Self-reliant . The passage states that Russian way of agriculture is keeping it food-sufficient.   A far cry from the unsustainable. which was signed into law back in 2003. but the country actually being described here is modern-day Russia. Today. free of charge. independent “eco-villages” that produce more than enough food to feed the entire country. It turns out that Russia’s current agricultural model is one that thrives as a result of the millions of small-scale.”   According to The Bovine.   You might be thinking this sounds like some kind of utopian interpretation of historical America. Russia’s agricultural system. the vast majority of Russians are able and willing to grow their own food on privately-owned family plots known as “dachas. and the government has agreed not to tax this land. gardeners’ output could be substantially greater. is run by the people and for the people. self-sustaining. though a generic answer. DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. rather than cater to the greed of chemical and biotechnology companies like they do here in the States. or for simply vacationing or relaxing.

Institutionalized: This option is diametrically opposite to what is stated in the passage. not institutionalized. it perfectly fits the method of operations of Russian Agriculture. . We usually use elder if we are talking of the same family. Laissez-faire: Laissez-faire in a doctrine which has its precepts in individualism. Then. In B. It has sentiments of foolishness attached to it and that is certainly not the case here. It is one that states that the government should not interfere in commercial affairs and places no restrictions on trade. In E. III & IV B) I & V C) III. identify the sentence(s) or part(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling.   A) B and D only B) B and E only C) E only D) A and C only Explanation:-   Option 2. free-for-all means ‘a disorderly fight. even in educationally advanced countries. Russia’s agricultural model and that of America’s are: A) mutually antagonistic B) irreconcilably different C) fundamentally dissimilar D) theoretically analogous Explanation:-   Option C. : 79 According to the passage. argument. According to the information given in the passage. Question No. D. meaning that something cannot be made compatible with another and no agreement can be reached between the two. older and not elder.    In view of the fact that the significance of a commitment to lifelong learning and B.    the possibility of the idea becoming an integral part of educational thinking seems to be a far cry. as the subject is the significance. The Russian system is de-centralized. Option B uses the word ‘irreconcilably’. Free-for-all: Contrary to popular interpretations. DIRECTIONS for the question: Given below are sentences that form a paragraph. “is being “ instead of “are being”. E. IV.    For. In the given context. C. IV & V D) II & V Explanation:-   Option B Analyzing the words/phrases one at a time: I. III. choose the most appropriate option. or competition in which everyone present participates’ and finds no relevance in the given context of the passage. Self-reliant: This word is the perfect description for the Russian agricultural system. DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. V.    But a good beginning can be made by developing open university programmes of different categories for elder learners and introducing extension services in the conventional colleges and schools. Option D completely goes against the sentiment of the passage. to move in that direction means much more than some simple rearrangement of the present organisation of education. Quixotic: Quixotic implies being romantic in an unrealistic and dreamy way. As with option A. II. Option C is the most simple and clear-cut phrasing in this case. we are not trying to achieve any sort of reconciliation in the given case. punctuation and logical consistency). Question No. : 80 A. Let us analyze the options against this backdrop: Option A pits them as enemies. there is one safe conclusion that we can draw about the two agricultural models: they are completely different to each other and there is no common ground between them. a relationship that cannot exist between two models.    lifetime education are being discussed only in recent years.A) I.

Parties A. Charu. They form groups with distinct number of students so that each group has exactly one male student. the total number of seats won by all 4 parties is (4x + 19) and the total number of seats lost by them is 105. Subahu B) Kaushik. Anamika. Subahu. Esha. Tejas. Bhakti. Yash. we can form 2 groups of 3 and 5 students or 2 groups of 2 and 6 students. If Tejas was the fourth candidate to be interviewed. Fatima. If Chetan and Esha are the only 2 members in their group. Minoti. Charu will be the 4th eldest and her age will be 21. Bhakti. are scheduled to appear for their interviews at a Business School. party C lost in 25 of the seats. Esha and Himani while the group of 5 will comprise Dinesh. Apurva. Geeta and Himani. party B lost in 21 of the seats. Tejas. Fatima. Tejas. Lourdes and Shreya have their birthdays on the same day in the same month. (x + 10) and (x + 6) seats respectively. in which the candidates were interviewed? A) Subahu. Question No. Minoti. B. Also. but are all born in different years. Santosh is the eldest at 24 years while Lourdes is the youngest at 18 years. Tejas and Yash. Nilima. Party A lost in 28 of the seats. which of the following cannot be the order. Kaushik. party D lost in 31 of the seats. Chetan and Dinesh are males while the others are females. 3 × (4x + 19) = 105 ⇒ x = 4. : 84 6 candidates. Chetan and Dinesh team up with four students of the second year. Minoti was interviewed either immediately before or immediately after Yash. Question No. In all cases. Geeta and Fatima are in the same group as Dinesh and Esha is in the same group as Chetan. Charu’s age is between the ages of Shreya and Nilima and Vivek is older than Charu. Or. Kaushik. : 83 At a management course. Which of the following is always true? A) Chetan is in a group with Anamika and Esha B) Dinesh is in a group with Bhakti and Geeta C) Chetan is in a group with Anamika D) Himani is in a group with Fatima and Bhakti Explanation:-   Chetan and Dinesh must be in 2 different groups. : 82 Four political parties. then the other group of 6 will be Dinesh. What could be Charu’s age? A) 20 or 21 B) 21 or 22 C) 19 or 20 D) 19 or 21 Explanation:-   Either Shreya or Nilima is elder to Charu. Esha and Anamika while the group of 5 will comprise Dinesh. Chetan is part of a group that has neither Geeta nor Fatima. Fatima and Anamika. Apurva. Vivek. Subahu was interviewed neither immediately before nor immediately after Yash. Yash. Anamika and Himani. Tejas. Santosh. From the given information. Apurva C) Minoti. C and D contested an election by nominating one candidate each to each of the assembly seats. four students of the first year.The group of 3 will comprise Chetan. Minoti. Minoti.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows. The total number of seats is 31 + x. Kaushik. Fatima and Himani. Apurva . Subahu.Alternately. Mandar. If Mandar is younger than Charu. Question No. Geeta. Subahu. Since a seat can be won by 1 party and lost by 3 parties. However. Thus the total number of seats is 31 + 4 = 35. The candidates were interviewed one at a time so that Apurva was interviewed after Kaushik. Question No. Bhakti and Geeta are part of the same group. Dinesh is in the group with Bhakti and Geeta. So. from first to sixth. B and C will win (x + 3). then Charu will be the 5th eldest and her age will be 20. we can conclude that Bhakti. the group of 3 will comprise Chetan. Geeta. Bhakti. Bhakti. Suppose party D wins x seats. Yash. Yash. Apurva D) Kaushik. A.On the other hand. 2 groups of 3 and 5 can be formed in 2 ways. if Mandar is elder to Charu. Esha is in a group that does not have Dinesh. What was the total number of assembly seats? A) 30 B) 35 C) 45 D) 49 Explanation:-   Work with the options to get the answer as 35. Vivek is elder to Charu. : 81 7 cousins. Since the number of students in each of the groups is distinct. Geeta.

in order to poach customers. the number of airplanes in the country has increased. II.    The argument of the aviation ministry is based on all of the following assumptions except: A) The existing airports have the additional land available for considerable development to take place. Sufficient availability of land for expansion 2.  Explanation:-   Option B In this case. 3. DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the question based on the information given in the passage. The number of planes in the country does not affect the given conclusion. Subahu cannot be interviewed immediately before or immediately after Yash. Private airlines. Option 4 violates this condition and must be the answer.  D) Existing airports in the top 5 cities do not have the required number of slots that can be allocated to all airlines. : 86 The coming-in of private airlines in the aviation sector has actually had one unintended consequence: the delays at the top 5 airports in the country have increased by 40%. Remember the conclusion of the aviation ministry:  a new terminal and runaway are needed at each of these airports. C) The existing passenger load at the top 5 airports necessitates an increase in increase in the number of slots available for flights. you need to identify 3 assumptions made by the aviation ministry. even thought occupancy for these flights is less than 30% each. B) From the time the private airlines began operation.   Question No. three statements weaken the argument of the airline industry. The aviation ministry took up a project to assess the reasons for this delay and came out with the proposal of constructing a new terminal and runaway at each of these airports. that is capacity expansion needs to be carried out. III. Existing infrastructure not enough to accommodate planes (implied by option 4). that option is option 2. Question No. The air traffic control equipment at these airports has not been changed for the last two decades and it frequently malfunctions.Explanation:-   According to the data. which are based in cities all impacted by fog. Let us analyze each statement and see how it works in the given context: .   Identify the number of above statements that weaken the argument of the aviation ministry except:   A) I B) II C) III D) IV Explanation:-   Option C In the given case. Commercial flights at these airports account for 20% of the flight traffic. are running competing flights on same time. In this case. : 85 The coming-in of private airlines in the aviation sector has actually had one unintended consequence: the delays at the top 5 airports in the country have increased by 40%.    Some of the following statements weaken the argument of the aviation ministry:   I. IV. One of the options will not be the assumption. we need to show that the addition of a new runway and terminal would not solve the given problem. Sufficient consumers available for expanded capacity. The most important cause of delay is lack of fog detection equipment at these airports. How can such a recommendation be made? It depends on three assumptions: 1. In order to prove that the aviation ministry’s argument is flawed. The aviation ministry took up a project to assess the reasons for this delay and came out with the proposal of constructing a new terminal and runaway at each of these airports.

it strengthens the argument by showcasing that 20% of the airport’s capacity is indulged in commercial activities. What the delimiting should involve is spoken of in B.   DIRECTIONS for question  The question consists of different statements  one of which does not fit into the paragraph. Choose the option that represents the most logical order. Confining ourselves. In addition to having a general historical background. A) Statement A B) Statement B C) Statement C D) Statement D Explanation:-   Statement A is pretty much generic as it talks of what is required of historians of technology education. B. Identify that sentence which is a misfit and choose that option as your answer. Question No. DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of five statements labelled A. Thus. D and E which when logically ordered form a coherent passage. B. Hence C will follow A. for the moment. The rest refer to SHOT and its proceedings and form a proper sequence B-C-D. social history. or history of education. The problem of delimiting the powers of various bodies will be one presenting many difficulties. : 88 A. Question No. : 87 A. Statement IV: It provides a scenario wherein capacity expansion at the airport will not help. D. Identify that sentence which is a misfit and choose that option as your answer. The general principle should be to leave to smaller bodies all functions which do not prevent the larger bodies from fulfilling their purpose. two authors at a SHOT meeting. and it should have only such powers as are necessary to this end. E. and alternative approaches to writing history. : 89 . a power to sanction and revise treaties. But as recently as 1974. Question No. DIRECTIONS for question  The question consists of different statements  one of which does not fit into the paragraph. stressed the lack of a "conceptual framework" for the history of technology. Within SHOT. The problem is the excess number of flights being run and this means adding another runaway might complicate matters further. C. Hence the sequence is DBEAC. The function of the world government is to prevent war. its historical relationships to other aspects of society. historians of technology education need to become familiar with specialized bodies of historical literature such as the history of technology. three statements weaken the aviation ministry’s argument. Statement III: In fact. and the right to give decisions in disputes between States. This involves a monopoly of armed force. D. B. there has been much reflection on technology.Statement I: It provides another reason for delay and hence weakens the aviation ministry’s argument. In order to prevent was what is required is mentioned in C. Statement II: It provides another reason for delay and hence weakens the aviation ministry’s argument. C. there should be a hierarchy from the world governments to parish councils. C.   A) DCABE B) BCDEA C) ECDBA D) DBEAC Explanation:-   Option D The passage talks about delimiting powers and hence D is the best opening sentence. especially as reflected in the work of members of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) in its journal Technology and Culture. to geographical bodies. The issues central to this essay arise out of recent literature in the history of technology.

When a stranger from the West travels in the Eastern world he takes the facts that displease him and readily makes use of them for his rigid conclusions. There are men who become impatient and angry at the least discomfort when their habits are incommoded. not only haven't been passed yet. but. the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. has been like the classic "which comes first: the chicken or the egg?" A) Statement A B) Statement B C) Statement C D) Statement D Explanation:-   Option A The lines B. the Congress would give the idea much more credibility if they heard someone representing Boeing or Lockheed tell them that passing a land claims recognition law would lead to a serious privately funded space development effort but the problem. Innocence insisted on too strenuously is tantamount to guilt. For lack of time and for the sake of convenience we generalise and crush our human facts into the packages within the steel trunks that hold our travellers' reports. on being compelled to wade across some strange watercourse. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. B. : 91 It is not always a profound interest in man that carries travellers nowadays to distant lands.The order will be CBD. Smart businessmen aren't interested in putting their efforts into business plans dependant on laws which. are full of ups and downs. which. joy or sorrow. But it's precisely the problem. more than the realities of life. It is like a man who has his own boat for crossing his village stream. Question No. D.   Our mind has faculties which are universal. because our knowledge is more than knowledge. yet are one in their rounded completeness.   Our knowledge of our own countrymen and our feelings about them have slowly and unconsciously grown out of innumerable facts which are full of contradictions and subject to incessant change. took the time to think carefully about the economics and realized how profitable owning land on the Moon could be and talked of the necessary legal eco-system. They have the elusive mystery and fluidity of life. which are of local make.   . C. like earth itself. A) Statement A B) Statement B C) Statement C D) Statement D Explanation:-   Option A   The rest three option are connected together and form a trio. D. Contrastingly. It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. But in a foreign land we try to find our compensation for the meagreness of our data by the compactness of the generalisation which our imperfect sympathy itself helps us to form. We cannot define to ourselves what we are as a whole. It is an immediate consciousness of personality. Statement A does not fit anywhere. shame or exaltation.  Question No. but its habits are insular. any evaluation of which carries some emotion. draws angry comparisons as he goes from every patch of mud and every pebble which his feet encounter. C. and expect the latchkey that opens their lodging-house door on earth to fit their front door in the other world. More often it is the facility for rapid movement. Of course. statement A talks of businessmen’s reluctance to venture into something unless it has the enabling legal provisions. such as a really big investor or a Fortune 500 company. In their idea of the next world they probably conjure up the ghosts of their slippers and dressing-gowns.A. but haven't even been introduced. and in their intellectual nature love home comforts. : 90 A. C and D given here are interlinked as they all talk of the idea of the Congress enabling suitable laws to make possible the ownership of land in the outer space. for they have grown too accustomed to their mental easy-chairs. B. As travellers they are a failure. unfortunately. It would make a huge difference if someone capable of operating at that level. Nor does fobbing off the evil on singularly evil individuals like Hitler or bin Laden or Cheney. Smart Congressmen aren't interested in putting their efforts into introducing legislation to create industries that businessmen aren't even talking about yet. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience. because we know too much.

  Question No. draws angry comparisons as he goes from every patch of mud and every pebble which his feet encounter.  B) highlighting the thoughts of men when they travel. In comparison to the world. but."   Thus option D is the prime concern of the author. Statement II can be derived from the lines: Our mind has faculties which are universal. our knowledge of foreign people grows insensitive. Statement III can be derived from the lines: When a stranger from the West travels in the Eastern world he takes the facts that displease him and readily makes use of them for his rigid conclusions. and therefore easily becomes both unjust and cruel in its character. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience. : 92 The example of the village stream is used by the author to prove:   I. But in a foreign land we try to find our compensation for the meagreness of our data by the compactness of the generalisation which our imperfect sympathy itself helps us to form. III.     DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. any evaluation of which carries some emotion. When a stranger from the West travels in the Eastern world he takes the facts that displease him and readily makes use of them for his rigid conclusions.  Explanation:-   Option D  Refer to the lines "It is an immediate consciousness of personality. that our mutual understanding is either aided. we do not live there. but its habits are insular. We go to strange lands and observe. shame or exaltation. II. been the case with regard to the meeting of Western people in our days with others for whom they do not recognise any obligation of kinship. the author is primarily concerned with: A) exposing the archetypical biases of the Western man about others in the world.   It has been admitted that the dealings between different races of men are not merely between individuals. by the general emanations forming the social atmosphere.   In the context of the passage. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience. and how these might be insufficient to describe the landscape they travel to. C) proving that most men are not good travelers and suffer from biases that help them establish a blinkered vision of the place they are travelling. how insular Western men are. joy or sorrow.   . It is like a man who has his own boat for crossing his village stream. When we fall into the habit of neglecting to use the understanding that comes of sympathy in our travels. (Select the statements that answer the question above)   A) I & II B) II & III C) I & III D) All of the above Explanation:-   Option B Statement I cannot be derived as no comparison is implied by the said example. but made it difficult for us to come into touch with man. can form rigid conclusions on the basis of that limited evidence. when placed in inconvenient circumstances. and also selfish and contemptuous in its application. or else obstructed. These emanations are our collective ideas and collective feelings. generated according to special historical circumstances. too often. We hardly meet men: but only specimens of knowledge.The modern age has brought the geography of the earth near to us. We are in haste to seek for general types and overlook individuals. on being compelled to wade across some strange watercourse. D) pointing out that all men may not observe and communicate the unbiased appraisals of the places they travel as they might   be affected by their our prejudicial understanding of the world. How men. Such has. How insular habits of the mind can lead us to form biased conclusions.

  While strolling through those colleges past those ancient halls the roughness of the present seemed smoothed away. because our knowledge is more than knowledge. choose the most appropriate option. D. We hardly meet men: but only specimens of knowledge…. But in a foreign land we try to find our compensation for the meagreness of our data by the compactness of the generalisation which our imperfect sympathy itself helps us to form. shame or exaltation. : 95 A.When we fall into the habit of neglecting to use the understanding that comes of sympathy in our travels…. E. : 93 It can be inferred from the passage that: A) Travelling has been made easy in the modern day world with the help of innovations that the world has seen. B.   The spirit of peace dissented like a cloud from heaven.   the body seems contained in a miraculous glass cabinet through which no sound could penetrate. but made it difficult for us to come into touch with man. we do not live there.  Question No. joy or sorrow. : 94 It can be derived from the passage that a person places focus on which of the two qualities in his own land and in foreign land (in that order): A) mutability and inadequacy D) liberalism and parochialism B) fluidity and parochialism C) exaltation and meagerness Explanation:-   Option B Refer to the lines: They have the elusive mystery and fluidity of life. Then.  B) Western people do not generally recognize any obligation of kinship when they travel.DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. Option 2 is a partial fact picked from the passage that does not qualify as an inference. D) Both options 1 and 3 Explanation:-   Option 3 can be inferred from the lines: The modern age has brought the geography of the earth near to us. The portions in bold above helps us identify the correct answer in this case.  What an idea it had been that had sent me so audaciously trespassing that I could not remember .   it is in the courts and quadrangles of Oxbridge on a fine October morning. any evaluation of which carries some emotion.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Given below are sentences that form a paragraph.  Question No.   C. because we know too much. Fluidity is directly given in the passage and parochialism can be derived.    DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. for if the spirit of peace dwells anywhere. Question No. We cannot define to ourselves what we are as a whole. punctuation and logical consistency). It is an immediate consciousness of personality. Compactness of the generalisation can be labeled as parochialism (a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish).   . identify the sentence(s) or part(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling.   Option 1 is simply a fact that is being repeated and is not an inference in the given case. We go to strange lands and observe. C)Travelling can be fruitful to form opinions of the world when the traveler dissolves himself in his reference frame rather   than simply commenting on it.

joining the BSP increased the party member’s standing in society at large. B and D Explanation:-   Option C In B. but also amongst poorer backward castes and Muslims. community and the financial resources at their command.  Question No. cleverly packaged in the more familiar reassuring form of ‘Behenji’ (respected sister)   Excerpted from ‘Behenji: A political biography of Mayawati’ by Ajoy Bose.  . The reflected glory they get from being associated with Mayawati and her party helps in many tangible ways. it should be strolling and not while strolling. They do not even have to be BSP members. The reason is in the ideological line adopted by Kanshi Ram.A) A and E only B) B only C) B. earning the fear and respect of all castes and communities across UP. This is especially true among Dalits who still form the bulk of party cadre. It is nowhere directly mentioned that they do not believe in supporting any social cause. Kanshi Ram had deliberately cast his protégé in the mould of such a goddess. There was no compulsion to observe the political conventions and codes which bound most parties.   How has the BSP managed to retain the loyalty of oppressed groups without agitating on their behalf? Mayawati has supplemented a hollow shell of a party with a formidable election machine that runs on its own steam. Neither Kanshi Ram nor Mayawati belonged to the political mainstream. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. it should be seemed to be and not seems. instead emphasizing the priority of political power over social reforms. But as Behenji grows from strength to strength. she has been able to get away with the authoritarian methods that may have been unacceptable to more socially secure communities. yet focussed mutiny give better results than mass revolts Explanation:-   Option A Option 4 is incorrect as it does believe in revolts at all. The BSP founder had single mindedly focused on the pursuit of Ambedkars’s ‘master key of political power’ which he felt was essential to have before he could change society. In E. Why has the BSP been not participating in mass agitations? A) The BSP believes in emphasizing on political power rather than on social reforms B) The BSP believes in not supporting any social cause C) It believes that mass agitations do improve the standing of the party albeit vicariously D) It believes that small. In D. It is ironic that the wretched of the earth have been historically prone to hero worship a dominant figure who brooks no dissent. The cadre has instead devoted all its organizational energies towards promotional activities projecting the party and its leaders mostly in preparation for the next elections. The two leaders regarded everyone who was involved in the growth of BSP as functional instruments who were dispensable. In the beginning this helped them enhance their stature mainly among their families and within their ethnic group.   Having a marginalized sub-altern group like the Dalits as her core constituency. it should be descended (moving downwards) and not dissented (disagree). The issues of the society have no place in their working.   A distinctive trait of the BSP has been its reluctance to be involved in mass agitation that would pit the party cadre against the state. The main motivation for the hundreds of thousands who have joined the BSP is the extra clout they acquire in their social circle by doing so. Vicarious or otherwise it does not believe in mass agitation. The overwhelming majority of the election tickets in polls are distributed on a piecemeal basis to candidates. D and E D) A. : 96 Anyone with leadership ambitions in the BSP runs smack into the obvious lack of opportunity to represent the party in either the state assembly or Parliament. This also explains why they rejected a functional multi-tiered hierarchial party organization. depending on their caste. It believes that all its organizational energies should be devoted towards promotional activities projecting the party and its leaders mostly in preparation for the next elections. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it.

  Question No. without which speech would never be learnt. so succession is going to be an issue Explanation:-   Option D Power is concentrated in the hands of the Mayawati and others do not have any role to play. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. Option 4 is incorrect and they do not like to be dictated to. Identify that sentence which is a misfit and choose that option as your answer. is instinctive B) This applies with great force to man. Option 3 is incorrect. so much so that some have thought instinct less important in the life of man than in the life of animals . This will lead to a succession problem and could lead to the wiping out of the party or total chaos after Mayawati disappears from the picture. though they may not look up to dictators. She has improved the status but if that means improving every party member’s economic condition is debatable. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. Hence option 4 is incorrect. : 97 How has Mayawati used her government in changing society? A) She had improved and enhanced the standing of the Dalits and other marginalized groups in society B) She has used her power to bring more reservations in the central government jobs to the marginalised groups C) She had improved the standard of living of all her party members D) Her dictatorial functioning has made the central government bend their rules in case of Uttar Pradesh Explanation:-   Option A There is no mention of her being able to twist the arm of the government at the centre.  Question No. : 100 A) It is clear that the original making of random sounds. Reservations is not mentioned in the passage. DIRECTIONS for question  The question consists of different statements  one of which does not fit into the paragraph. Hence option 3 is incorrect.Question No. : 98 What is implied as a disadvantage of the direct channel used by Mayawati to control her party functionaries? A) There is no proper distribution of jobs in the party B) No noticeable hierarchy exists C) Hierarchy is a hypocrisy in the party and yet others follow blindly D) There is no second line of leadership. Question No.Secure communities also have leaders. Option 2 and 3 though true do not bring out the disadvantage as explicitly as option 4. : 99 Why does the author think that socially secure communities do not like dictators? A) They are not as prone to hero worship as the Dalits are B) They can stand on their own and are not dependent on anyone C) These communities believe in being only leaders and not followers D) They are cocooned in their sense of security and appreciate being led with an iron hand Explanation:-   Option A Dalits would look up to anyone who fights for their cause as they have been the one who have been handed a raw deal.

. leaving 1 as the odd one out. Option 1 probably follows a few sentences after as it also talks about instinct but with reference to sounds and speech. is equally true of men D) But the higher we rise in the evolutionary scale.life of animals C) What is true of animals. The sequence is 3-4-2 . and the fewer are the occasions when pure instinct is exhibited unmodified in adult life Explanation:-   Option A The paragraph talks about instinct with reference to man and animal. as regards instinct and habit. broadly speaking. the greater becomes the power of learning.