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CAT2002 SECTION - ENGLISH
Exam Papers
I nstructions

1. The test comprises of 50 questions. You should complete the test within 40 minutes.
2. There is only one correct answer to each question.
3. All questions carry four marks each.
4. Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of one mark.

Directions Questions 1-5:
For each of the words below a context is provided. From the alternatives given pick the word or phrase that is closest in meaning in the
given context.
1.Opp ro br iu m : The police officer appears oblivious to the opprobrium generated by his blatantly partisan conduct.
a. Harsh criticism
b. Acute distrust
c. Bitter enmity
d. Stark oppressiveness
e.Not Attempted
2.Por te n d: It appears to many that the US "war on terrorism" portends trouble in the Gulf.
a. Introduces
b. Evokes
c. Spells
d. Bodes
e.Not Attempted
3.Pre v ar icate : When a videotape of her meeting was played back to her and she was asked to explain her presence there, she
started prevaricating.
a. Speaking evasively
b. Speaking violently
c. Lying furiously
d. Throwing a tantrum
e.Not Attempted
4.Re stiv e : The crowd became restive when the minister failed to appear even by 10 pm.
a. Violent
b. Angry
c. Restless
d. Distressed
e.Not Attempted
5.Ostensible: Manohar's ostensible job was to guard the building at night.
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a. Apparent
b. Blatant
c. Ostentatious
d. Insidious
e.Not Attempted
Directions: Questions6-9:
In each of the questions below, four different ways of writing a sentence are indicated. Choose the best way of writing the sentence.

6. A. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is that it is not always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has
the power to decide who is charged what price.
B. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, it is the monopolist who has the power to
decide who is charged what price.
C. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not that it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the
power to decide who is charged what price.
D. The main problem with the notion of price discrimination is not it is always a bad thing, but that it is the monopolist who has the
power to decide who is charged what price.

a. A b. B c. C

d. D
e.Not Attempted

7. A. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians and by a large number of devices costs
are artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals.
B. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and costs are artificially escalated with a large
number of devices and black money is generated through underhand deals.
C. A symbiotic relationship develops among contractors, bureaucracy and the politicians and by a large number of devices costs are
artificially escalated and black money is generated on underhand deals.
D. A symbiotic relationship develops among the contractors, bureaucracy and politicians, and by large number of devices costs are
artificially escalated and black money is generated by underhand deals

a.A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e.Not Attempted

8. A. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create difference of prices at which goods are traded on the world
market and their price within a local market.
B. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference of prices at which goods are traded with the
world market and their prices in the local market.
C. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference between prices at which goods are traded on
the world market and their prices within a local market.
D. The distinctive feature of tariffs and export subsidies is that they create a difference across prices at which goods are traded with the
world market and their prices within a local market.

a. A b. B c. C

d. D
e.Not Attempted

9. A. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators
perceive and thereby encourage excessive hedging.
B. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators
perceive and thereby encourage excessive gambling.
C. Any action by government to reduce the systemic risk inherent due to financial markets will also reduce the risks that private

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operators perceive and thereby encourages excessive hedging.
D. Any action of government to reduce the systemic risk inherent in financial markets will also reduce the risks that private operators
perceive and thereby encourages excessive gambling.

a. A
b.B
c. C
d. because of the expression of anger in
her songs.
e.Not Attempted
Directions (Questions 10-15):
Fill the gaps in the passages below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each gap. The right words are the ones
used by the author. Be guided by the author's overall style and meaning when you choose the answers.

Von Nuemann and Morgenstern assume a decision framework in which all options are throughly considered, each option being
independent of the others, with a numerical value derived for the utility of each possible outcome (these outcomes reflecting, in turn, all
possible combinations of choices). The decision is then made to maximize the expected utility.

____Q.110______, such a model reflects major simplifications of the way decisions are made in the real world. Humans are not able to process information as quickly and effectively as the model assumes; they tend not to think___ _Q.111_______ as easily as the model calls for; they often deal with a particular option without really assessing its______Q.112________ and when they do assess

alternatives, they may be extremely nebulous about their criteria of evaluation.
10.
a. Regrettably
b. Firstly
c. Obviously
d. Apparently
e.Not Attempted
11.
a. Quantitatively
b. Systematically
c. Scientifically
d. Analytically
e.Not Attempted
12.
a. Implications
b. Disadvantages
c. Utility
d. Alternatives
e.Not Attempted

In a large company,_____113__________ people is about as common as using a gun or a switch-blade to_ _____114_______ an
argument. As a result, most managers have little or no experience of firing people, and they find it emotionally traumatic; as a result,
they often delay the act interminably, much as an unhappy spouse will prolong a bad marriage. And when the firing is done, it's often
done clumsily, with far worse side effects than are necessary. Do the world-class software organizations have a different way of firing
people? No, but they do the deed swiftly, humanely, and professionally.
T he key point here is to view the fired employee as a 'failed product' and to ask how the process_____115_____ such a phenomenon
in the first place.

13.
a. Dismissing
b. Punishing
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