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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 %

15 million   Therefore. 13. cost price per ton of Dione's ice cream = 0.8 D) 35. 25. 11. 8320 million Now. per ton selling price of Dione's ice cream = 8320 / 560 = Rs.525 million So.27 = Rs. Question No.  Question No.8 (approx. 27. : 14 The figure below is composed of a collection of square arranged to form a rectangle the squares are numbered 1 to 10.82 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.) per ton of Dippin Dots.4 B) 15.18560 million Now. per ton selling price of Blue Bunny's ice cream = 10880 / 630 = Rs. : 12 What is the approximate marked price (in million Rs.75 × 14. cost price per ton of Blue Bunny's ice cream = 0. the required approximate ratio = 14/11   DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.86 = 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. 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  .7 C) 27.25 + 2. marked price = 25. 14.25 million  Discount = 10% of 25. : 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. 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.8 × 17.86 million  So. 2.   Question No.).25 = Rs.27 million  So. 10880 million Now. per ton selling price of Dippin Dots' ice cream = 18560 / 735 = Rs. if the discount per ton of Dippin Dots is 10% of the selling price? A) 22.525 = Rs.27.775 million or Rs. 17.

Vipin started 3 hours after Anil and both Ajay and Vipin overtook Anil at 9.m. C) 6:00 a.m. B) 5:30 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. Explanation:-   Distance covered by Anil in the 1st 3 hours = 180 km . of the same day.m. Find the time at which Ajay started? A) 5:15 a. DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option. Question No.00 p. Vipin and Anil started from the same place and travelled in the same direction at the speeds of 80. D) 5:45 a.m.m. 70 and 60 kmph respectively.Explanation:-     The dimensions of this smallest rectangle are 104 by 105. : 16 Ajay. Question No.

  Question No.p) and selling price (s. Thus Ajay started at that time. Profit is made on only one of the three Brands.75 hours Now subtracting 15.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. and Z are in the ratio 1 : 4 : 2  and their cost prices are in the ratio 3 : 7 : 5 respectively.e.p y 4y 2y Difference |3x – y| |7x – 4y| |5x – 2y| From statement I: Given all the difference a equal i.200 II. Y.p 3x 7x 5x s. then 3x – y = 7x – 4y = 5x – 2y 3x – y = 7x – 4y and 7x – 4y = 5x . Z is represented as follows.p) of X.75 hours from 9 p. : 17 The selling prices of three Brands of sugar X. time in which Ajay overtook Anil = 1260/80 = 15. The difference between the cost price and selling price of all the three Brands is the same and is equal to Rs. 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.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.m.   X Y Z c. |3x – y| = |7x – 4y| = |5x – 2y| case 1: if all the Brands are sold at either profit or loss. 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 . Explanation:-   Let the cost price (c. the time happens to be 5:15 a. Therefore.m. Y.             What is the cost price of Brand Z? I.

f(-1) + f(2) + f(0) + f(1) = -2                                           (d) Subtract (c) from (d). we get f(0) + f(1) – f(3) – f(4) = .P of X = |3x – y| x = K. we cannot infer anything   Question No. . f(0) + f(1) + f(1) + f(2) =0                                                 (a) For x = 1. and f(0) = 1. we get f(3) – f(1) = 2                                                              (A) For x = 2. : 18 The probability of a bomb hitting its target is ½ and it takes 3 bombs to destroy a building. 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. we know that f(3) – f(1) = 2] Also its given. so we get f(4) = 5. f(1) + f(0) + f(2) + f(3) = 2                                                (b) Subtract (a) from (b).95? A) 9 B) 10 C) 11 D) 12 Explanation:-   Question No.P and S. then find the value of f(4)?   A) 4 B) 5 C) 6 D) 7 Explanation:-   For x = 0. : 19 If f(x) + f(1 – x) + f(1 + x) + f(2 + x) = 2x for all real values of x. What is the minimum number of bombs to be fired so that the probability of the building being destroyed exceeds 0.6 f(0) – f(4) – 2 = -6 [from (A).1. f(2) + f(-1) + f(3) + f(4) = 4                                              (c) For x = .∴ loss is made only on Y or loss is made only on X and Z Difference of C. f(0) = 1.     DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.

c = 3. B) If the question can be answered by figure 2 alone and figure 1 is not required.022 and total voters who vote in Maharashtra is 1. Question No.b = 0. We can go on increasing the value of each variable by one to get infinite solutions. a = -1. b = -1. b.Question No. b = 1. 1.200? A) If the question can be answered by figure 1 alone and figure 2 is not required. a = 0. C) If the question can be answered by both of the figures taken together and not by any one of these figures.530.d = 3 and x = 2. a = -2. d = 4 also satisfy the equation. c = 1.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Go through the pie chart/s given below and answer the question that follows. -1 and -2. d = 2. Integers can be 2. : 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. .c = 2. c. Consider one case where x = 0. : 20 If a. Similarly x = 1. 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. Product of different integers is 4. D) If the question cannot be answered even by using both the figures together. d are different integers such that (x – a)(x – b)(x – c)(x – d) = 4.

8. Each spectator is allowed to speculate the winner of anyone of the scheduled races.  Apart from the usual racing scene at the Kharga Race course where huge bets are placed and high stakes are involved. using Figure 2 alone is also not sufficient. The ticket is worth Rs.   So.of which 20% is retained by the management and 20% is retained for paying horse racers. A maximum of 1428 spectators can be accommodated on a day. the total number of voters of CPI = 47022 So total voters in India = (47022 × 100)/ 3 = 1. and popularizing racing among people.48 or 149. The next week.  But we don’t know about the total number of voters of INC. we know the total number of CPI = 47022 and the total number of voters of Maharashatra = 1.200 But Figure 1does not provide any relation between Maharashatra voters and INC voters So Figure 1 is not sufficient.000 B) Rs.200.48. This is a unique concept basically aimed at publicity of the Race Course.48.916 Total number of voters in Maharashatra = 1. the Race Course Committee organizes a Mela every year during winter.216 So using both figures the question can be answered. a spectator took home Rs.55. When all the races are over. another took home Rs.D) If the question cannot be answered even by using both the figures together. : 23 What was the amount retained by the management in the first week? .400 Total voters of INC = (34 × 1567400)/100 = 532. 2.530.567. of voters of INC = 532. 6. the rest of the money collected is divided equally among those who have speculated the winners correctly.405.530. Question No. Total no. option 3. the total number of voters of INC in Maharashatra = (28 × 532916)/100 = 149216. 500/.100 D) Cannot be determined Explanation:-   Hence.   DIRECTION for the question: Refer to the data below and answer the question that follow. In Jan 2009. On Sunday every week a certain fixed number of races take place. Explanation:-   Using Figure 1 alone.   Using both figures 1 & 2.000 C) Rs.916 Percentage distribution in Maharashatra = 28 So.   Using Figure 2 alone.270 in the first week. 4. : 22 How much money was divided among the spectators who speculated correctly in the first week? A) Rs. the same number of spectators being present as the first week. 12. Question No.

I. Sachin and Kaif .who played and got out in each of the five matches. Question No. 82700. 82. 2. : 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. if all the five scores of the concerned player in the series are arranged in the increasing order. which is the middle number. DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option. mentioned in the brackets alongside. 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. 116.). along with their respective scores. which is the difference between the highest and the lowest scores of the concerned player in the series. Dhoni.I.). The last column gives the percentage of the total team score made by the given three players together. Sehwag. assume that total team score is made by these five players only. 100.000 C) Rs. The Consistency Index (C. For the question.700 B) Rs. Option A. The Reliability Index (R.A) Rs.   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 . For each of the five matches.250 D) Cannot be determined Explanation:-     Hence the amount retained by the management is Rs. Question No. we have ∠A = 1000 and ∠B = ∠C = 400. the table below gives the names of the three highest scoring batsmen in that match. The side AB is produced to a point D so that B lies between A and D and AD = BC. : 24 In ΔABC. The team management has devised the following two indices to judge the performance of each player:   1.

for the different players are 1.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option. can be minimum for Sehwag or Sachin or Kaif. approximately? A) 42% B) 38% C) 40% D) 44% Explanation:-   India’s total score in the five matches are 270. it is also observed that in any match.   Dhoni and Sehwag together accounted for at most what percentage of India's total score in the series. 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. 320. Sachin 48-85 5. : 26 Among the players mentioned. Dravid 67-97 2.3 Dhoni (125) Kaif(62) Sachin (37) 70 4 Sachin (77) Dravid (62) Kaif (48) 85 5 Sehwag (80) Dhoni(72) Dravid (60) 80   Further. 220 and 265 respectively. Sehwag 51-80 4.I. 240. the scores of no two players who batted are equal. Sehwag or Sachin Explanation:-   The range of R. Dhoni 96-125 3. Sachin or Kaif B) Only Kaif C) Only Kaif or Sachin D) Only Kaif.I. . who can have the lowest value of R.I in the series? A) Only Dravid. Kaif 17-65 The value of R. Sehwag.

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

1 are seven friends . 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 . and start racing around a circular track.3. b. c. d. k not necessarily in that order. After some days.4. and 1 run in the same direction. e. but she knew that a + b + c + d + e + g + h + i + k = 3f + 5j. 3. option 2. 5. Question No.start driving the car from the common point having speed in the ratio 1: 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 respectively. she forgot which number corresponds to which letter. If 7.2. : 31   Debarati assigned the first 11 natural numbers as a. Which of the following number cannot be the value of j? A) 9 B) 5 C) 7 D) 3 Explanation:-   Question No. … .5.Hence.6. : 32 7. while the remaining run in the opposite direction.

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

: 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 .Explanation:-   Question No. : 35 A) 51 B) 55 C) 54 D) 52 Explanation:-   Question No.

What is the length (in units) of the side of the square? .A square is inscribed in the triangle such that one side of the square lies on the longest side of the triangle.25cm D) 3cm Explanation:-   Question No. : 38 A triangle has sides measuring 10.Question No. The other two vertices of the square  touch the two shorter sides of the triangle. : 37 A) 2cm B) 2.5cm C) 2. 17 and 21 units.

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

1321 .347.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. in the same order as before. 1080 B) Rs.  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. 210 D) Rs. 12. 420 C) Rs. How many rupees did he start with? [The three friends gambled amongst each other only] A) Rs. : 41 Three friends are playing a card game. 1243 B) Rs. 1. : 43 The labor cost of making a bicycle is Rs. One of them won Rs. : 42 A) 6 B)  C)  D)  Explanation:-   Question No. 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. 1443 D) Rs. They start with sums of money in the ratio 7 : 6 : 5 and finish with sums of money in the ratio 6 : 5 : 4.5 % and the working hours per day increased by 5 %? A) Rs. Find the new cost of making the bicycle if the hourly wage rate of the workers is increased by 12. 108 Explanation:-   Question No. 1592 Explanation:-   C) Rs.

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

B) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in both statements together. 20). statement (B) alone is sufficient to answer the question. 6) and (3. Therefore. B. 4) in that particular order as and c < b So. b can be either odd or even.10).  (2. The values of b and a can be (2.Explanation:-   Using statement A: Given that a × b = 60. The values of c and b can be (1. 30). (5. statement (A) alone is not sufficient to answer the question. in each of the cases. : 47 Sales value of a company ‘X’ is Rs. Sales value in the year 2003 is 140% of the sales value in the year 2000. Question No. 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. b is an even number. 12). but not by the other statement alone. (3. 100 lacs and the margin is 20% in the year 2000. What is the total cost to the company in the year 2001?   A.12). Using statement B: Given that b × c = 12. C) If the question can be answered with the help of information contained in any one statement alone. Hence. Hence. Question No.   A) If the question can be answered with the help of the information contained in either statement alone. 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. Profit percentage is constant from the year 2000 to the year 2003. : 48 . (4. (6.15).

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 .

: 50 From which center. : 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. the required difference is 8 – 4 = 4.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. 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 . Question No. (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. then find the difference between the ‘overall rank’ and the ‘center rank’ of Atul. Nidhi and Niti. Question No. Therefore.

Option 3 states that emotional labor needs to be understood in order to establish its impact. Sometimes the work itself isn’t as challenging as managing relationships with the people we work with. : 52 Affective responses to material objects are integral to their biographical meaning to their owners and their participation in intimate relationships. there are three students who have obtained at least 40 and at most 54 marks. this is a sentiment that is missing from the given paragraph. Emotional labor is also part of dealing with the personalities of those we work with. becoming markers of personhood. and thus move from anonymous. retail clerks are expected to be upbeat and enthusiastic about the merchandise (and in general). This labor is not necessarily always stressful. 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.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.  Emotional labor involves managing our emotions to meet our job expectations. even if that is not truly how they feel. : 51 Virtually no job comes without stress. DIRECTIONS for the question: Identify the most appropriate summary for the paragraph. On the other hand. a fact that can be easily deduced from the given context. 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. or supervisors. Options 3 and 4 are identical for the first part of answer option and only the second part varies. 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. clients. mass-produced . the second part of option 4 simply means that emotional labor has an impact on a person’s performance. This is something that is not mentioned in the paragraph. Question No.  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. Objects become invested with sentimental value by virtue of their association with specific people and places.  For example. nearly all work can at times be challenging. Whether it’s meeting the expectations and deadlines of coworkers. D) Emotional labor plays a role in the stress experienced at workplaces and it has an impact on a person’s job efficacy. Options 1 and 2 are rejected as they label emotional labor as the primary/major contributor of stress. Explanation:-   Option D This is a tricky question where you need to establish the subtle differences between the various answer options. Question No. and this stress can be minimized or magnified based on one’s status. A) Emotional labor is the primary contributor of stress at workplaces and it needs to be minimized for one to be productive. But in other cases emotional labor can be very stressful.

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

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

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

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

: 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 .  So. Stuart broad and Saurav Ganguli are the person who carried revolver Question No.

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

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

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

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

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

which is again absent from the passage. 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. C)  Sentiment-driven investments. such as skillful management. focusing on the short term rather than the long term. Explanation:-   Option D In the given case. 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). and if one can focus on the   core strengths of the company. generally overlook the management strengths of companies and adopt a very myopic vision of the scenario. this can have ruinous impact on your market dealings. and understand current business scenarios.spotting a general weakness. there is a definite chance to make significantly correct investment decisions. who rather focus on the management ability of the company and how that can have a positive impact even in tough business conditions. A) Generally. Option 1 is rejected as the central subject is identifying the opportunity to invest and not how one’s market dealings are ruined. : 66 . based on market reactions. a subject missing from the paragraph (remember the paragraph is about investment opportunities). The D) market’s overreaction to bad news is actually an investment opportunity and not a handicap. B)  Being driven by market sentiment when it comes to investment is something that is done by wise investors. 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. even when the market is overreacting to things it should not be.   Question No. markets overreact to even minor bad news and if you let this affect your investment decisions. Option 3 has ‘sentiment driven investments’ as its subject. Option 2 talks about wise investors.

as the other 5. using the same logic as above. . Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. So. So. which is the triplet India. veg and English. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. but like Hindi. and of these 34 like the same type of movies.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. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. From 5. E. Using 7 and 5. NV. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I.

H. From 5. So. Using 7 and 5. but we are asked preferences of only A.   Please note that the total number of Veg lovers is 4. Eshan and Faisal. : 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:  . veg and English. using the remaining data. H. using the remaining data. Dhiren. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. from 2. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. Chandan. and so. NV. 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. but like Hindi. : 67 Among Amit. NV. Similarly. using the same logic as above. NV. V. we can fill the table as above. So. B. and so. as the other 5. we can fill the table as above. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I. From 4. D. Bhushan. Similarly. H. H.From 4. Similarly. since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. C. from 2. Question No. which is the triplet India. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A. Option 2.Amit and Dhiren like Veg food.   50 boys prefer India and like Hindi movies. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. V. 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. E. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I.   From table above we can see than 2 people . E and F. Similarly. Question No. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A.

but like Hindi. team preference for Dhiren? A) Non-veg. So. using the remaining data. we can fill the table as above. So. English. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win.   From table above. Australia B) Non-veg. V. we get that Eshan and 44 others like I. From 5. Hindi. which is the triplet India. NV. from 2. From 4. . we can see that total preferring Australia to win is 100. Chandan and 39 others like the same type of food and prefer the same team to win. we can say that Bhushan and 14 others like the combination I. E. since 35 people like the same type of movies and food as Chandan. Chandan and 34 others like India and veg. Using 7 and 5. Eshan and 44 others like the same type of movies and teams. using the same logic as above. 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. India C) Veg. H. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. NV. and so. veg and English. Dhiren and 29 others like the combination A. : 69 Which of the following is the food. the remaining 5 like a different type of movie. movie. H. English. Hindi. and of these 34 like the same type of movies. as the other 5.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. Similarly. India D) Veg. Similarly. Question No.

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

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

the students do the assembly. the instructions are stated and the pieces fit perfectly. Worse still. D) If it ain’t broke.   Option B is the incorrect inference. Question No. is that it may not be possi​ ble to put them back together.   Option 1 is incorrect because according to the author real life is like lego bricks and not IKEA. 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. no flesh or blood. Question No. Refer to the lines: And so we have this comment from a business school dean. no spirit or soul. the pieces don't fit together. B)Swarthmore or Amherst or Williams undergraduates in philosophy know more about management than the ones at   Harvard Business School or Stanford. C) Analysis. Unfortunately.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. neatly cut to size. Explanation:-   Option B. they might be at the same level. and the interesting structures take time to build.the shapes.   Option C can be inferred/concluded from the lines: The danger of breaking things apart. 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". sizes are all fixed. 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.   Option 4 is incorrect because IKEA talks of building new and not of reparing anything old. : 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. with all components defined and ready for assembly. Explanation:-   Correct answer: Option B. in other words.   Option 3 is incorrect because there is no independence in IKEA . . Option A can be inferred/concluded from the lines: Teaching analysis devoid of synthe​ sis thus reduces management to a skeleton of itself. don’t fix it. 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. B) A systems approach. The passage states "Think of this as the IKEA model of management education: The schools supply the pieces. C) A type of management akin to coaching. DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. This is equivalent to considering the human body as a collection of bones: Nothing holds it together.   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)  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. that which also emphasizes independence. no sinew or muscle. Hence option 2 is the best answer. : 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. with all the parts there but the connecting elements missing. the schools don't supply in​ s tructions. as referred to in the passage." the word unfortunately tells us that in the original IKEA model. as Humpty Dumpty discovered to his chagrin.

  . A) The era of comparative innovation here. they strip the products down to their bare essentials. with companies striving to outdo products of the previous generations by virtue of innovation and frugality. is here with the help of companies   willing to adapt products with respect to their target audiences.  D)The era of inventive minimalist products. instead they harp on management jargon and platitudes. C) The era of basic products. serving the maximum possible number of people and providing affordable options. Option 2 is ruled out on similar grounds to option 3. 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. as the passage at no point talks about there being a tug of war between the two approaches. which serve the purpose of those in need. Option C is vague in nature and does not spell out the actual problem. B) MBA schools are lop-sided in their evaluation of candidates because of an over-reliance on analytical testing tools. DIRECTIONS for the question: Identify the most appropriate summary for the paragraph. The context of the passage is all about synthesis and the lack of it in management programs. is here. which finds no mention in the passage. Question No.DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. 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. B) The era of minimalistic products. 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". 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 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. 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. Explanation:-   Option D Option 1 introduces a new subject. companies are stripping down their products. is here with the help of companies will to add new dimensions to product creation. C) MBA programs lack the precise and defining features that would enable their takers to solve real world problems. : 76 There is nothing new about companies adapting their products to the pockets and preferences of emerging-market consumers. Option B is an unrelated option as it talks about selection procedure rather than what is being done in MBA schools. 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. that is analysis and synthesis. 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. Explanation:-   Option D. ‘comparative innovation’. Question No. Nike produces an all-enveloping athletic uniform to protect the modesty of Muslim women athletes. : 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. This helps us rule out option A. which serve the essential needs of the maximum possible. Instead of adding ever more bells and whistles.

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

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

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

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

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

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. C. In their idea of the next world they probably conjure up the ghosts of their slippers and dressing-gowns. It is like a man who has his own boat for crossing his village stream.The order will be CBD. 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. but. Smart businessmen aren't interested in putting their efforts into business plans dependant on laws which. Contrastingly. More often it is the facility for rapid movement. 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. C.   . But it's precisely the problem.   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. because we know too much. Innocence insisted on too strenuously is tantamount to guilt. There are men who become impatient and angry at the least discomfort when their habits are incommoded. Question No. not only haven't been passed yet. B. 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. such as a really big investor or a Fortune 500 company. They have the elusive mystery and fluidity of life. but its habits are insular. any evaluation of which carries some emotion. B. more than the realities of life. and expect the latchkey that opens their lodging-house door on earth to fit their front door in the other world. It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. Statement A does not fit anywhere.A. shame or exaltation. Smart Congressmen aren't interested in putting their efforts into introducing legislation to create industries that businessmen aren't even talking about yet. Nor does fobbing off the evil on singularly evil individuals like Hitler or bin Laden or Cheney. the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. Of course. 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. joy or sorrow. yet are one in their rounded completeness.  Question No. It would make a huge difference if someone capable of operating at that level. statement A talks of businessmen’s reluctance to venture into something unless it has the enabling legal provisions. are full of ups and downs. unfortunately. 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. 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. D. 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. which. As travellers they are a failure. on being compelled to wade across some strange watercourse. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience. : 91 It is not always a profound interest in man that carries travellers nowadays to distant lands. for they have grown too accustomed to their mental easy-chairs. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. : 90 A. draws angry comparisons as he goes from every patch of mud and every pebble which his feet encounter.   Our mind has faculties which are universal. We cannot define to ourselves what we are as a whole. It is an immediate consciousness of personality. D. because our knowledge is more than knowledge. but haven't even been introduced. which are of local make. and in their intellectual nature love home comforts.

We are in haste to seek for general types and overlook individuals. and how these might be insufficient to describe the landscape they travel to. that our mutual understanding is either aided. joy or sorrow. Such has. by the general emanations forming the social atmosphere. (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. Statement II can be derived from the lines: Our mind has faculties which are universal. and also selfish and contemptuous in its application. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience.  Explanation:-   Option D  Refer to the lines "It is an immediate consciousness of personality. on being compelled to wade across some strange watercourse."   Thus option D is the prime concern of the author. III. and therefore easily becomes both unjust and cruel in its character. or else obstructed. 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. These emanations are our collective ideas and collective feelings. the author is primarily concerned with: A) exposing the archetypical biases of the Western man about others in the world. but made it difficult for us to come into touch with man. draws angry comparisons as he goes from every patch of mud and every pebble which his feet encounter. too often. 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. In comparison to the world.  Question No. 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. It is like a man who has his own boat for crossing his village stream. generated according to special historical circumstances.   . When we fall into the habit of neglecting to use the understanding that comes of sympathy in our travels. fixed upon the unchallengeable authority of his personal experience. 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. when placed in inconvenient circumstances. : 92 The example of the village stream is used by the author to prove:   I.The modern age has brought the geography of the earth near to us.   It has been admitted that the dealings between different races of men are not merely between individuals. shame or exaltation.     DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it.   In the context of the passage. but. any evaluation of which carries some emotion. can form rigid conclusions on the basis of that limited evidence. 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. How men. but its habits are insular. We hardly meet men: but only specimens of knowledge. 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.  B) highlighting the thoughts of men when they travel. we do not live there. how insular Western men are. We go to strange lands and observe. How insular habits of the mind can lead us to form biased conclusions. II. our knowledge of foreign people grows insensitive.

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. : 95 A. 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.  What an idea it had been that had sent me so audaciously trespassing that I could not remember . Compactness of the generalisation can be labeled as parochialism (a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish). Then. any evaluation of which carries some emotion. : 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. E. Option 2 is a partial fact picked from the passage that does not qualify as an inference.   The spirit of peace dissented like a cloud from heaven. because our knowledge is more than knowledge.    DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. punctuation and logical consistency).  Question No. D.   Option 1 is simply a fact that is being repeated and is not an inference in the given case. we do not live there.   it is in the courts and quadrangles of Oxbridge on a fine October morning. 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.When we fall into the habit of neglecting to use the understanding that comes of sympathy in our travels….DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. We cannot define to ourselves what we are as a whole.  B) Western people do not generally recognize any obligation of kinship when they travel. for if the spirit of peace dwells anywhere. shame or exaltation.   C. The portions in bold above helps us identify the correct answer in this case. We hardly meet men: but only specimens of knowledge…. choose the most appropriate option. It is an immediate consciousness of personality. Fluidity is directly given in the passage and parochialism can be derived.   the body seems contained in a miraculous glass cabinet through which no sound could penetrate.   DIRECTIONS for the question: Given below are sentences that form a paragraph. Question No. but made it difficult for us to come into touch with man.   .  While strolling through those colleges past those ancient halls the roughness of the present seemed smoothed away. : 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. identify the sentence(s) or part(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling. joy or sorrow. because we know too much. B.  Question No. We go to strange lands and observe.

it should be seemed to be and not seems. It is ironic that the wretched of the earth have been historically prone to hero worship a dominant figure who brooks no dissent. 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. 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. This is especially true among Dalits who still form the bulk of party cadre. But as Behenji grows from strength to strength.   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. community and the financial resources at their command.A) A and E only B) B only C) B. yet focussed mutiny give better results than mass revolts Explanation:-   Option A Option 4 is incorrect as it does believe in revolts at all. joining the BSP increased the party member’s standing in society at large. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. The reflected glory they get from being associated with Mayawati and her party helps in many tangible ways. The two leaders regarded everyone who was involved in the growth of BSP as functional instruments who were dispensable. D and E D) A. In the beginning this helped them enhance their stature mainly among their families and within their ethnic group.  Question No. it should be strolling and not while strolling. In D.   Having a marginalized sub-altern group like the Dalits as her core constituency. It is nowhere directly mentioned that they do not believe in supporting any social cause. : 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. The issues of the society have no place in their working. 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. The reason is in the ideological line adopted by Kanshi Ram. depending on their caste. The overwhelming majority of the election tickets in polls are distributed on a piecemeal basis to candidates. instead emphasizing the priority of political power over social reforms. B and D Explanation:-   Option C In B. Vicarious or otherwise it does not believe in mass agitation. This also explains why they rejected a functional multi-tiered hierarchial party organization. earning the fear and respect of all castes and communities across UP. There was no compulsion to observe the political conventions and codes which bound most parties. cleverly packaged in the more familiar reassuring form of ‘Behenji’ (respected sister)   Excerpted from ‘Behenji: A political biography of Mayawati’ by Ajoy Bose. it should be descended (moving downwards) and not dissented (disagree). she has been able to get away with the authoritarian methods that may have been unacceptable to more socially secure communities. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it.   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 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. 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. but also amongst poorer backward castes and Muslims. Neither Kanshi Ram nor Mayawati belonged to the political mainstream. They do not even have to be BSP members. Kanshi Ram had deliberately cast his protégé in the mould of such a goddess. In E.  .

is instinctive B) This applies with great force to man. She has improved the status but if that means improving every party member’s economic condition is debatable.Secure communities also have leaders. : 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. Identify that sentence which is a misfit and choose that option as your answer. : 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. without which speech would never be learnt.Question No. though they may not look up to dictators. Hence option 4 is incorrect.  Question No. 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 . DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. 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. DIRECTIONS for the question : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. : 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. Question No. 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. 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. Option 2 and 3 though true do not bring out the disadvantage as explicitly as option 4. Option 4 is incorrect and they do not like to be dictated to. : 100 A) It is clear that the original making of random sounds. Hence option 3 is incorrect.

is equally true of men D) But the higher we rise in the evolutionary scale. broadly speaking. . as regards instinct and habit. the greater becomes the power of learning. 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. 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.life of animals C) What is true of animals.