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CAT 2008, CAT 2007, CAT 2006, CAT 2005 & CAT 2004
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Preface
Most students are perturbed by the fact that there is no great book / material available for Data Interpretation / Logical Reasoning to prepare from. The tests provided by coaching institutes, more often than not, are much tougher than the actual CAT questions. The few books which are available cover a large range of questions from too easy to too tough and the same ideas repeated over and over again. Once the problem was identified, we thought of what a student can do in the last few days of his preparation. How to come up with, 100 must do DI / LR questions before CAT? The answer was staring us right in the face – pick up the questions from previous year CAT papers. This ensures that the quality of the question set (difficulty level and spread of ideas) is maintained. All the questions from CAT papers 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 are covered in this eBook. If you have any doubts, with any of the questions – you can post it on the forum and we would solve it for you. You can also post any other doubts on the forum. We skipped the years prior to 2004 because the questions in those days were much simpler than what gets asked these days. 2009 was an online exam and hence the questions were not available. We would love to hear what you think of the eBook. For that you can use the feedback page or contact us directly. Our contact details are given at the end of the eBook. Ravi Handa Avinash Maurya

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Home page:Click on “Home” (at the bottom of every page) to go to the main page titled HOME. All years under HOME are hyperlinked to the content page of that year. Suppose, one wants to go from 2005 to 2008. Click “Home” and then click 2008. This will take one from any page in 2005 to first page of 2008. Answer:Click on “Answers” (at the bottom of every page) to go to the page titled “Grand Answer Sheet”. All the answers are given on this page year-wise (sorted topic wise).

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Directions for Questions 1 to 3: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: For admission to various affiliated colleges, a university conducts a written test with four different sections, each with a maximum of 50 marks. The following table gives the aggregate as well as the sectional cut-off marks fixed by six different colleges affiliated to the university. A student will get admission only if he/she gets marks greater than or equal to the cut-off marks in each of the section and his/her aggregate marks are at least equal to the aggregate cutoff marks as specified by the college.

Section A College 1 College 2 College 3 College 4 College 5 College 6 42

Sectional Cut-off Marks Section B Section C 42 42 45 46

Aggregate Section D Cut-off Marks 176 175 171 178 180 176

43 45 41

45 43 44

1. Aditya did not get a call from even a single college. What could be the maximum aggregate marks obtained by him? (1) 181 (2) 176 (3) 184 (4) 196 (5) 190

2. Bhama got calls from all colleges. What could be the minimum aggregate marks obtained by her? (1) 180 (2) 181 (3) 196 (4) 176 (5) 184

3. Charlie got calls from two colleges. What could be the minimum marks obtained by him in a section? (1) 0 (2) 21 (3) 25 (4) 35 (5) 41

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Directions for Questions 4 to 7: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: The bar chart below shows the revenue received, in million US Dollars (USD), from subscribers to a particular Internet service. The data covers the period 2003 to 2007 for the United States (US) and Europe. The bar chart also shows the estimate revenues from the subscription to this service for the period 2008 to 2010.

4. While the subscription in Europe has been growing steadily towards that of the US, the growth rate in Europe seems to be declining. Which of the following is closest to the percent change in growth rate of 2007 (over 2006) relative to the growth rate of 2005 (over 2004)? (1) 17 (2) 20 (3) 35 (4) 60 (5) 100

5. The difference between the estimated subscription in Europe in 2008 and what it would have been if it were computed using the percentage growth rate of 2007 (over 2006), is closest to : (1) 50 (2) 80 (3) 20 (4) 10 (5) 0

6. In 2003, sixty percent of subscribers in Europe were men. Given that woman subscribers increase at the rate of 10 percent per annum and men at the rate of 5 percent per annum, what is the approximate percentage growth of subscribers between 2003 and 2010 in Europe? The subscription prices are volatile and may change each year. (1) 62 (2) 15 (3) 78 (4) 84 (5) 50

7. Consider the annual percent change in the gap between subscription revenues in the US and Europe. What is the year in which the absolute value of this change is the highest? (1) 03-04 (2) 05-06 (3) 06-07 (4) 08-09 (5) 09-10

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Directions for Questions 8 to 10: Answer the following Questions based on the information given below. There are 100 employees in an organization across five departments. The following table gives the departement-wise distribution of average age, average basic pay and allowances. The gross pay of an employee is the sum of his/her basic pay and allowances.

Department HR Marketing Finance Business Development Maintenance

Number of Average Age Average Basic Employees (Years) Pay (Rs.) 5 45 5000 30 35 6000 20 30 6500 35 42 7500 10 35 5500

Allowances (% of Basic Pay) 70 80 60 75 50

There are limited numbers of employees considered for transfer/promotion across departments. Whenever a person is transferred/promoted from a department of lower average age to a department of higher average age, he/she will get an additional allowance of 10% of basic pay over and above his/her current allowance. There will not be any change in pay structure if a person is transferred/promoted from a department with higher average age to a department with lower average age. Questions below are independent of each other. 8. There was a mutual transfer of an employee between Marketing and Finance departments and transfer of one employee from Marketing to HR. As a result, the average age of Finance department increased by one year and that of marketing department remained the same. What is the new average age of HR department? (1) 30 (2) 35 (3) 40 (4) 45 (5) cannot be determined

9. What is the approximate percentage change in the average gross pay of the HR department due to transfer of a 40yr old person with basic pay of Rs. 8000 from the Marketing department? (1) 9% (2) 11% (3) 13% (4) 15% (5) 17%

10. If two employees (each with a basic pay of Rs. 6000) are transferred from Maintenance department to HR department and one person (with a basic pay of Rs. 8000) was transferred from Marketing department to HR department, what will be the percentage change in average basic pay of HR department? (1) 10.5% (2) 12.5% (3) 15% (4) 30% (5)40%

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Directions for Questions 11 to 15: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: Abdul, Bikram and Chetan are three professional traders who trade in shares of a company XYZ Ltd. Abdul follows the strategy of buying at the opening of the day at 10 am and selling the whole lot at the close of the day at 3 pm. Bikram follows the strategy of buying at hourly intervals: 10 am , 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm, and selling the whole lot at the close of the day. Further, he buys an equal number of shares in each purchase. Chetan follows a similar pattern as Bikram but his strategy is somewhat different. Chetan's total investment amount is divided equally among his purchases. The profit or loss made by each investor is the difference between the sale value at the close of the day less the investment in purchase. The "return" for each investor is defined as the ratio of the profit or loss to the investment amount expressed as a percentage. 11. On a "boom" day the price of XYZ Ltd. keeps rising throughout the day and peaks at the close of the day. Which trader got the minimum return on that day? (1) Bikram (2) Chetan (3) Abdul (4) Abdul or Chetan (5) cannot be determined

12. On a day of fluctuating market prices, the share price of XYZ Ltd. ends with a gain, i.e., it is higher at the close of the day compared to the opening value. Which trader got the maximum return on that day? (1) Bikram (2) Chetan (3) Abdul (4) Bikram or Chetan (5) cannot be determined

13. Which one of the following statements is always true? (1) Abdul will not be the one with the minimum return (2) Return for Chetan will be higher than that of Bikram (3) Return for Bikram will be higher than that of Chetan (4) Return for Chetan cannot be higher than that of Abdul (5) none of the above One day, two other traders, Dane and Emily joined Abdul , Bikram and Chetan for trading in the shares of XYZ Ltd. Dane followed a strategy of buying equal numbers of shares at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon, and selling the same numbers at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Emily, on the other hand, followed the strategy of buying shares using all her money at 10 am and selling all of them at 12 noon and again buying the shares for all the money at 1 pm and again selling all of them at the close of the day at 3 pm. At the close of the day the following was observed: i. Abdul lost money in the transactions. ii. Both Dane and Emily made profits. iii. There was an increase in share price during the closing hour compared to the price at 2 pm. iv. Share price at 12 noon was lower than the opening price. 14. Which of the following is necessarily false? (1) Share price was at its lowest at 2 pm (2) Share price was at its lowest at 11 am (3) Share price at 1 pm was higher than the share price at 2 pm (4) Share price at 1 pm was higher than the share price at 12 noon (5) none of the above 15. Share price was at its highest at (1) 10 am (2) 11 am (3) 12 noon (4) 1 pm (5) Cannot be determined

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Directions for Questions 16 to 18: Answer the following questions based on the statements given below: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) There are three houses on each side of the road. These six houses are labeled as P, Q, R, S, T and U. The houses are of different colours, namely, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow and White. The houses are of different heights. T, the tallest house, is exactly opposite to the Red coloured house. The shortest house is exactly opposite to the Green coloured house. U, the Orange coloured house, is located between P and S. R, the Yellow coloured house, is exactly opposite to P. Q, the Green coloured house, is exactly opposite to U. P, the White coloured house, is taller than R, but shorter than S and Q.

16. What is the colour of the tallest house? (1) Red (2) Blue (3) Green (4) Yellow (5) none of these

17. What is the colour of the house diagonally opposite to the Yellow coloured house? (1) White (2) Blue (3) Green (4) Red (5) none of these

18. Which is the second tallest house? (1) P (2) S (3) Q (4) R (5) Cannot be determined

Directions for Questions 19 to 22: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: In a sports event, six teams (A, B, C, D, E and F) are competing against each other. Matches are scheduled in two stages. Each team plays three matches in Stage-I and two matches in Stage-II. No team plays against the same team more than once in the event. No ties are permitted in any of the matches. The observations after the completion of Stage-I and Stage-II are as given below. Stage-I:       Stage-II: • • • The leader of Stage-I lost the next two matches. Of the two teams at the bottom after Stage-I, one team won both matches, while the other lost both matches. One more team lost both matches in Stage-II. One team won all the three matches. Two teams lost all the matches. D lost to A but won against C and F. E lost to B but won against C and F. B lost at least one match. F did not play against the top team of Stage-I.

19. The team(s) with the most wins in the event is (are): (1) A (2) A & C (3) F (4) E (5) B & E

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20. The two teams that defeated the leader of Stage-I are: (1) F & D (2) E & F (3) B & D (4) E & D (5) F & D

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21. The only team(s) that won both the matches in Stage-II is (are): (1) B (2) E & F (3) A, E & F (4) B, E & F (5) B & F

22. The teams that won exactly two matches in the event are: (1) A, D & F (2) D & E (3) E & F (4) D, E & F (5) D & F

Directions for Questions 23 to 25: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: Telecom operators get revenue from transfer of data and voice. Average revenue received from transfer of each unit of data is known as ARDT. In the diagram below, the revenue received from data transfer as percentage of total revenue received and the ARDT in US Dollars (USD) are given for various countries.

23. If the total revenue received is the same for the pairs of countries listed in the choices below, choose the pair that has approximately the same volume of data transfer.

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24. It was found that the volume of data transfer in India is the same as that of Singapore. Then which of the following statements are true? (1) Total revenue is the same in both countries. (2) Total revenue in India is about 2 times that of Singapore (3) Total revenue in India is about 4 times that of Singapore (4) Total revenue in Singapore is about 2 times that of India (5) Total revenue in Singapore is about 4 times that of India 25. It is expected that by 2010, revenue from the data transfer as a percentage of total revenue will triple for India and double for Sweden. Assume that in 2010, the total revenue in India is twice that of Sweden and that the volume of data transfer is the same in both the countries. What is the percentage increase of ARDT in India if there is no change in ARDT in Sweden? (1) 400% (2) 550% (3) 800% (4) 950% (5) cannot be determined

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Directions for Questions 1 to 4: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: The following table shows the break-up of actual costs incurred by a company in last five years (year 2002 to year 2006) to produce a particular product:

Volume of production and sale (units) Cost (Rs.) Material Labour Consumables Rent of building Rates and taxes Repair and maintenance expenses Operating cost of machines Selling and marketing expenses

Year Year Year Year Year 2002 2004 2003 2005 2006 1000 900 1100 1200 1200

50,000 20,000 2,000 1,000 400 800 30,000 5,750

45,100 18,000 2,200 1,000 400 820 27,000 5,800

55,200 22,100 1,800 1,100 400 780 33,500 5,800

59,900 24,150 1,600 1,100 400 790 36,020 5,750

60,000 24,000 1,400 1,200 400 800 36,000 5,800

The production capacity of the company is 2000 units. The selling price for the year 2006 was Rs. 125 per unit. Some costs change almost in direct proportion to the change in volume of production, while others do not follow any obvious pattern of change with respect to the volume of production and hence are considered fixed. Using the information provided for the year 2006 as the basis for projecting they figures for the year 2007, answer the following questions: 1. What is the approximate cost per unit in rupees, if the company produces and sells 1400 units in the year 2007? (1) 104 (2) 107 (3) 110 (4) 115 (5) 116

2. What is the minimum number of units that the company needs to produce and sell to avoid any loss? (1) 313 (2) 350 (3) 384 (4) 747 (5) 928

3. Given that the company cannot sell more that 1700 units, and it will have to reduce the price by Rs. 5 for all units, if it wants to sell more than 1400 units, what is the maximum profit, in rupees, that the company can earn? (1) 25,400 (2) 24,400 (3) 31,400 (4) 32,900 (5) 32,000

4. If the company reduces the price by 5%, it can produce and sell as many units as it desires. How many units the company should produce to maximize its profit? (1) 1400 (2) 1600 (3) 1800 (4) 1900 (5) 2000

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Directions for Questions 5 to 8: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: The proportion of male students and the proportion of vegetarian students in a school are given below. The school has a total of 800 students, 80% of whom are in the Secondary Section and rest equally divided between Class 11 and 12. Male (M) 0.60 0.55 0.475 Vegetarian (V) 0.55 0.55 0.53

Class 12 Class 11 Secondary Section Total

5.

What is the percentage of vegetarian students in Class 12? (1) 40 (2) 45 (3) 50 (4) 55 (5) 60

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In Class 12, twenty five per cent of vegetarians are male. What is the difference between the number of female vegetarians and male non-vegetarians? (1) less than 8 (2) 10 (3) 12 (4) 14 (5) 16

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What is the percentage of male students in the secondary section? (1) 40 (2) 45 (3) 50 (4)55 (5)60

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In the Secondary Section, 50 % of the students are vegetarian males. Which of the following statements is correct? (1) Except vegetarian males, all other groups have same number of students. (2) Except non-vegetarian males, all other groups have same number of students. (3) Except vegetarian females, all other groups have same number of students. (4) Except non-vegetarian females, all other groups have same number of students. (5) All of the above groups have the same number of students.

Directions for Questions 9 to 12: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: The Table below shows the comparative costs, in US Dollars, of major surgeries in USA and a select few Asian countries.
Procedure Comparative Costs in USA and some Asian countries (in US Dollars) USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia 130000 10000 11000 18500 9000 160000 9000 10000 12500 9000 57000 11000 13000 13000 11000 43000 9000 12000 12000 10000 20000 3000 4500 6000 3000 40000 8500 10000 13000 8000 62000 5500 7000 9000 6000

Heart Bypass Heart Valve Replacement Angioplasty Hip Replacement Hysterectomy Knee Replacement Spinal Fusion

The equivalent of one US Dollar in the local currencies is given below:

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India Malaysia Thailand Singapore

1 US Dollar equivalent 40.928 Rupees 3.51 Ringits 32.89 Bahts 1.53 S Dollars

A consulting firm found that the quality of the health services were not the same in all the countries above. A poor quality of a surgery may have significant repercussions in future, resulting in more cost in correcting mistakes. The cost of poor quality of surgery is given in the table below: Procedure Comparative cost of poor quality in USA and some Asian countries (in US Dollars '000) USA India Thailand Singapore Malaysia 0 3 3 2 4 0 5 4 5 5 0 5 5 4 6 0 7 5 5 8 0 5 6 5 4 0 9 6 4 4 0 5 6 5 6

Hear Bypass Heart Valve Replacement Angioplasty Hip Replacement Hysterectomy Knee Replacement Spinal Fusion

9. A US citizen is hurt in an accident and requires in angioplasty, hip replacement and a knee replacement. Cost of foreign travel and stay is not a consideration since the government will take care of it. Which country will result in the cheapest package, taking cost of poor quality into account? (1) India (2) Thailand (3) Malaysia (4) Singapore (5) USA

10. Approximately, what difference in amount in Bahts will it make to a Thai citizen if she were to get a hysterectomy done in India instead of in her native country, taking into account the cost of poor quality? It costs 7500 Bahts for one-way travel Thailand and India. (1) 23500 (2) 40500 (3) 57500 (4) 67500 (5) 75000

11. Taking the cost of poor quality into account, which country/countries will be the most expensive for knee replacement? (1) India (2) Thailand (3) Malaysia (4) Singapore (5) India and Singapore

12. The rupee value increases to Rs.35 for a US Dollar, and all other things including quality, remain the same. What is the approximate difference in cost, in US Dollars, between Singapore and India for a Spinal Fusion, taking change into account? (1) 700 (2) 2500 (3) 4500 (4) 8000 (5) No difference

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Directions for Questions 13 to 17: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: A low-cost airline connects ten Indian cities, A to J. The table below gives the distance between a pair of airports and the corresponding price charged by the company. Travel is permitted only from a departure airport to an arrival airport. The customers do not travel by a route where they have to stop at more than two intermediate airports.

Sector No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. i 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Airport Departure A A A A A A A B B B B C C C D D D D D E E E F F F G G H H I

Airport of Arrival B C D E F G H C H I J D F G E F G H J F G H G I J I J I J J

Distance

between

Price (Rs.) 670 1350 1250 1600 1700 2450 1850 2000 1900 2450 2275 450 430 1100 590 700 750 1250 2450 1700 1150 875 1050 950 1150 550 890 970 425 540

the Airport (km) 560 790 850 1245 1345 1350 1950 1650 1750 2100 2300 460 410 910 540 625 640 950 1650 1250 970 850 900 875 970 510 830 790 400 460

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What is the lowest price, in rupees, a passenger has to pay for travelling by the shortest route from A to J? (1) 2275 (2) 2850 (3) 2890 (4) 2930 (5) 3340

14. The company plans to introduce a direct fight between A and J. The market research results indicate the all its existing passengers travelling between A and J will use this direct flight if it is priced 5% below the minimum price that they pay at present. What should the company charge approximately, in rupees, for this direct flight? (1) 1991 (2) 2161 (3) 2707 (4) 2745 (5) 2783

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15. If the airports C, D and H are closed down owing to security reasons, what would be the minimum price, in rupees, to be paid by a passenger travelling from A to J? (1) 2275 (2) 2615 (3) 2850 (4) 2945 (5) 3190

16. If the prices include a margin of 10% over the total cost that the company incurs, what is the minimum cost per kilometer that the company incurs in flying from A to J? (1) 0.77 (2) 0.88 (3) 0.99 (4) 1.06 (5) 1.08

17. If the price include a margin of 15% over the total cost that the company incurs, which among the following is the distance to be covered in flying from A to J that minimizes the total cost per kilometer for the company? (1) 2170 (2) 2180 (3) 2315 (4) 2350 (5) 2390

Directions for Questions 18 to 21: Answer the following questions based on the information given below: A health-drink company's R & D department is trying to make various diet formulations, which can be used for certain specific purposes. It is considering a choice of 5 alternative ingredients (O, P, Q, R and S), which can be used in different proportions in the formulations. The table below gives the composition of these ingredients. The cost per unit of each of these ingredients is O:150, P: 50, Q: 200, R: 500, S:100 Composition Carbohydrate Protein % % 50 30 80 20 10 30 5 50 45 50

Ingredient O P Q R S

Fat % 10 0 50 40 0

Minerals % 10 0 10 5 5

18. Which among the following is the formulation having the lowest cost per unit for a diet having 10% fat and at least 30% protein? The diet has to be formed by mixing two ingredients. (1) P and Q (2) P and S (3) P and R (4) Q and S (5) R and S

19. In what proportion P, Q and S should be mixed to make a diet having at least 60% carbohydrate at the lowest per unit cost? (1) 2:1:3 (2) 4:1:2 (3) 2:1:4 (4) 3:1:2 (5) 4:1:1

20. The company is planning to launch a balanced diet required for growth needs of adolescent children. This diet must contain at least 30% each of carbohydrate and protein, no more than 25% fat and at least 5% minerals. Which one of the following combination of equally mixed ingredients is feasible? (1) O and P (2) R and S (3) P and S (4) Q and R (5) O and S

21. For a recuperating patient, the doctor recommended a diet containing 10% minerals and at least 30% protein. In how may different ways can we prepare this diet by mixing at least two ingredients? (1) One (2) Two (3) Three (4) Four (5) None

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Direction for Questions 22 to 25: Each question is followed by two statements, A and B. Answer each question using the following instructions: Mark (1) If the question can be answered by using the statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone. Mark (2) If the question can be answered by using the statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone. Mark (3) If the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone. Mark (4) If the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either of the statements alone. Mark (5) If the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements. 22. Five students Atul, Bala, Chetan, Dev and Ernesto were the only ones who participated in a quiz contest. They were ranked based on their scores in the contest. Dev got a highet rank as compared to Ernesto, while Bala got a higher rank as compared to Chetan. Chetan's rank was lower than the median. Who among the five got the highest rank? A. Atul was the last rank holder. B. Bals was not among the top two rank holders. 23. Thrity per cent of the employees of a call centre are males. Ten per cent of the female employees have an engineering background. What is the percentage of male employees with engineering background? A. Twenty five per cent of the employees have engineering background. B. Number of male employees having an engineering background is 20% more than the number of female employees having an engineering background. 24. In a football match, at the half-time, Mahindra and Mahindra Club was trailing by three goals. Did it win the match? A. In the second-half Mahindra and Mahindra Club scored four goals. B. The opponent scored four goals in the match. 25. In a particular school, sixty student were athletes. Ten among them were also among the top academic performers. How many top academic performers were in the school? A. Sixty per cent of the top academic performers were not athletes. B. All the top academic performers were not necessarily athletes.

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2006
Answer Questions 1 to 5 on the basis of the information given below: In a Class X Board examination, ten papers are distributed over five Groups - PCB, Mathematics, Social Science, Vernacular and English. Each of the ten papers is evaluated out of 100. The final score of a student is calculated in the following manner. First, the Group Scores are obtained by averaging marks in the papers within the Group. The final score is the simple average of the Group Scores. The data for the top ten students are presented below. (Dipan's score in English Paper II has been intentionally removed in the table.) Social Science MatheVernacular Group English Group Group Name of the matics Paper Paper Final student Score Paper I Paper I Phy Chem. Bio. Group Hist. Geo. II II Ayesha (G) 98 96 97 98 95 93 94 96 96 98 96.2 Ram (B) 97 99 95 97 95 96 94 94 96 98 96.1 Dipan (B) 98 98 98 95 96 95 96 94 96 ?? 96.0 Sagnik (B) 97 98 99 96 96 98 94 97 92 94 95.9 Sanjiv (B) 95 96 97 98 97 96 92 93 95 96 95.7 Shreya (G) 96 89 85 100 97 98 94 95 96 95 95.5 Joseph (B) 90 94 98 100 94 97 90 92 94 95 95.0 Agni (B) 96 99 96 99 95 96 82 93 92 93 94.3 Pritam (B) 98 98 95 98 83 95 90 93 94 94 93.9 Tirna (G) 96 98 97 99 85 94 92 91 87 96 93.7 Note: B or G against the name of a student respectively indicates whether the student is a boy or a girl. PCB Group 1. How much did Dipan get in English Paper II? (1)94 (2)96.5 (3)97 (4)98 (5)99

2. Students who obtained Group Scores of at least 95 in every group are eligible to apply for a prize. Among those who are eligible, the student obtaining the highest Group Score in Social Science Group is awarded this prize. The prize was awarded to: (1) Shreya (2) Ram (3) Ayesha (4) Dipan (5) no one from the top ten

3. Among the top ten students, how many boys scored at least 95 in at least one paper from each of the groups? (1)1 (2)2 (3)3 (4)4 (5)5

4. Each of the ten students was allowed to improve his/her score in exactly one paper of choice with the objective of maximizing his/her final score. Everyone scored 100 in the paper in which he or she chose to improve. After that, the topper among the ten students was: (1)Ram (2) Agni (3) Pritam (4) Ayesha (5) Dipan

5. Had Joseph, Agni, Pritam and Tirna each obtained Group Score of 100 in the Social Science Group, then their standing in decreasing order of final score would be: (1) Pritam, Joseph, Tirna, Agni (4) Joseph, Tirna, Pritam, Agni (2) Joseph, Tirna, Agni, Pritam (5) Pritam, Tirna, Agni, Joseph (3) Pritam, Agni, Tirna, Joseph

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Mathematicians are assigned a number called Erdos number (named after the famous mathematician, Paul Erdos). Only Paul Erdos himself has an Erdos number of zero. Any mathematician who has written a research paper with Erdos has an Erdos number of 1. For other mathematicians, the calculation of his/her Erdos number is illustrated below: Suppose that a mathematician X has co-authored papers with several other mathematicians. From among them, mathematician Y has the smallest Erdos number. Let the Erdos number of Y be y. Then X has an Erdos number of y+1. Hence any mathematician with no co-authorship chain connected to Erdos has an Erdos number of infinity. In a seven day long mini-conference organized in memory of Paul Erdos, a close group of eight mathematicians, call them A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, discussed some research problems. At the beginning of the conference, A was the only participant who had an infinite Erdos number. Nobody had an Erdos number less than that of F. • On the third day of the conference F co-authored a paper jointly with A and C. This reduced the average Erdos number of the group of eight mathematicians to 3. The Erdos numbers of B, D, E, G and H remained unchanged with the writing of this paper. Further, no other co-authorship among any three members would have reduced the average Erdos number of the group of eight to as low as 3. At the end of the third day, five members of this group had identical Erdos numbers while the other three had Erdos numbers distinct from each other. On the fifth day, E co-authored a paper with F which reduced the group's average Erdos number by 0.5. The Erdos numbers of the remaining six were unchanged with the writing of this paper. No other paper was written during the conference.

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6. The person having the largest Erdos number at the end of the conference must have had Erdos number (at that time): (1) 5 (2) 7 (3) 9 (4) 14 (5) 15

7. How many participants in the conference did not change their Erdos number during the conference? (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 (5) cannot be determined

8. The Erdos number of C at the end of the conference was: (1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4 (5) 5

9. The Erdos number of E at the beginning of the conference was: (1) 2 (2) 5 (3) 6 (4) 7 (5) 8

10. How many participants had the same Erdos number at the beginning of the conference? (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 (5) cannot be determined

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Two traders, Chetan and Michael, were involved in the buying and selling of MCS shares over five trading days. At the beginning of the first day, the MCS share was priced at Rs 100, while at the end of the fifth day it was priced at Rs 110. At the end of each day, the MCS share price either went up by Rs 10, or else, it came down by Rs 10. Both Chetan and Michael took buying and selling decisions at the end of each trading day. The beginning price of MCS share on a given day was the same as the ending price of the previous day. Chetan and Michael started with the same number of shares and amount of cash, and had enough of both. Below are some additional facts about how Chetan and Michael traded over the five trading days. • • Each day if the price went up, Chetan sold 10 shares of MCS at the closing price. On the other hand, each day if the price went down, he bought 10 shares at the closing price. If on any day, the closing price was above Rs 110, then Michael sold 10 shares of MCS, while if it was below Rs 90, he bought 10 shares, all at the closing price.

11. If Chetan sold 10 shares of MCS on three consecutive days, while Michael sold 10 shares only once during the five days, what was the price of MCS at the end of day 3? (1) Rs90 (2) Rs100 (3) Rs110 (4) Rs 120 (5) Rs 130

12. If Michael ended up with Rs 100 less cash than Chetan at the end of day 5, what was the difference in the number of shares possessed by Michael and Chetan (at the end of day 5)? (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Michael had 10 less shares than Chetan. Michael had 10 more shares than Chetan. Chetan had 10 more shares than Michael. Chetan had 20 more shares than Michael. Both had the same number of shares.

13. If Chetan ended up with Rs 1300 more cash than Michael at the end of day 5, what was the price of MCS share at the end of day 4? (1)Rs90 (2)Rs100 (3) Rs110 (4) Rs 120 (5) Not uniquely determinable

14. What could have been the maximum possible increase in combined cash balance of Chetan and Michael at the end of the fifth day? (1)Rs3700 (2)Rs4000 (3) Rs 4700 (4) Rs 5000 (5) Rs 6000

15. If Michael ended up with 20 more shares than Chetan at the end of day 5, what was the price of the share at the end of day 3? (1)Rs90 (2)Rs100 (3)Rs110 (4) Rs 120 (5) Rs 130

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A significant amount of traffic flows from point S to point T in the one-way street network shown below. Points A, B, C, and D are junctions in the network, and the arrows mark the direction of traffic flow. The fuel cost in rupees for travelling along a street is indicated by the number adjacent to the arrow representing the street.

Motorists travelling from point S to point T would obviously take the route for which the total cost of travelling is the minimum. If two or more routes have the same least travel cost, then motorists are indifferent between them. Hence, the traffic gets evenly distributed among all the least cost routes. The government can control the flow of traffic only by levying appropriate toll at eachjunction. For example, if a motorist takes the route S-A-T (using junction A alone), then the total cost of travel would be Rs 14 (i.e., Rs 9 + Rs 5) plus the toll charged atjunction A. 16. If the government wants to ensure that all motorists travelling from S to T pay the same amount (fuel costs and toll combined) regardless of the route they choose and the street from B to C is under repairs (and hence unusable), then a feasible set of toll charged (in rupees) at junctions A, B, C, and D respectively to achieve this goal is: (1)2,5,3,2 (2) 0, 5, 3, 1 (3)1,5,3,2 (4) 2, 3, 5, 1 (5) 1, 3, 5, 1

17. If the government wants to ensure that no traffic flows on the street from D to T, while equal amount of traffic flows through junctions A and C, then a feasible set of toll charged (in rupees) at junctions A, B, C, and D respectively to achieve this goal is: (1)1,5,3,3 (2) 1, 4, 4, 3 (3)1,5,4,2 (4) 0, 5, 2, 3 (5) 0, 5, 2, 2

18. If the government wants to ensure that all routes from S to T get the same amount of traffic, then a feasible set of toll charged (in rupees) atjunctions A, B, C, and D respectively to achieve this goal is: (1)0,5,2,2 (2) 0, 5, 4, 1 (3)1,5,3,3 (4) 1, 5, 3, 2 (5) 1, 5, 4, 2

19. If the government wants to ensure that the traffic at S gets evenly distributed along streets from S to A, from S to B, and from S to D, then a feasible set of toll charged (in rupees) at junctions A, B, C, and D respectively to achieve this goal is: (1)0,5,4, 1 (2) 0, 5, 2, 2 (3)1,5,3,3 (4) 1, 5, 3, 2 (5) 0, 4, 3, 2

20. The government wants to devise a toll policy such that the total cost to the commuters per trip is minimized. The policy should also ensure that not more than 70 per cent of the total traffic passes through junction B. The cost incurred by the commuter travelling from point S to point T under this policy will be: (1) Rs 7 (2) Rs 9 (3) Rs 10 (4) Rs 13 (5) Rs 14

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K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, U and W are the only ten members in a department. There is a proposal to form a team from within the members of the department, subject to the following conditions: • A team must include exactly one among P, R, and S. • A team must include either M or Q, but not both. • If a team includes K, then it must also include L, and vice versa. • If a team includes one among S, U, and W, then it must also include the other two. • L and N cannot be members of the same team. • L and U cannot be members of the same team. The size of a team is defined as the number of members in the team. 21. What could be the size of a team that includes K? ( 1 ) 2 or 3 (2) 2 or 4 (3) 3 or 4 (4) Only 2 (5) Only 4

22. In how many ways a team can be constituted so that the team includes N? (1)2 (2)3 (3)4 (4)5 (5)6

23. What would be the size of the largest possible team? (1) 8 (2) 7 (3) 6 (4)5 (5) cannot be determined

24. Who can be a member of a team of size 5? (1) K (2) L (3) M (4)P (5)R

25. Who cannot be a member of a team of size 3? (1)L (2)M (3)N (4)P (5)Q

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The table below reports annual statistics related to rice production in select States of India for a particular year. States Total Area (in million hec.) % of area under rice cultivation Production (in million tons) Population (million)

Himachal Pradesh Kerala Rajasthan Bihar Karnataka Haryana West Bengal Gujarat Punjab Madhya Pradesh Tamilnadu Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh Andhra Pradesh

6 4 34 10 19 4 9 20 5 31 13 31 24 28

20 60 20 60 50 80 80 60 80 40 70 50 70 80

1.2 4.8 6.8 12 19 19.2 21.6 24 24 24.8 27.3 48 67.2 112

6 32 56 83 53 21 80 51 24 60 62 97 166 76

1. Which two States account for the highest productivity of rice (tons produced per hectare of rice cultivation)? (1)Haryana and Punjab (2)Punjab and Andhra Pradesh (3)Andhra Pradesh and Haryana (4)Uttar Pradesh and Haryana 2. How many States have a per capita production of rice (defined as total rice production divided by its population) greater than Gujarat? (1) 3 (2) 4 (3) 5 (4) 6

3. An intensive rice producing State is defined as one whose annual rice production per million of population is at least 400,000 tons. How many States are intensive rice producing States? (1) 5 (2) 6 (3) 7 (4) 8

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Answer Questions 4 to 6 on the basis of the information given below: The table below reports the gender, designation and age-group of the employees in an organization. It also provides information on their commitment to projects coming up in the months of January (Jan), February (Feb), March (Mar) and April (Apr), as well as their interest in attending workshops on: Business Opportunities (BO), Communication Skills (CS), and E-Governance (EG). Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15 16 17 18 19 20 DesigAge Committed to Interested in nation group projects during workshop on M Mgr Y Jan, Mar CS, EG Anshul Bushkant M Dir I Feb, Mar BO, EG Charu F Mgr I Jan, Feb BO, CS Dinesh M Exe O Jan,Apr BO, CS, EG Eashwaran M Dir O Feb, Apr BO Fatima F Mgr Y Jan, Mar BO, CS Gayatri F Exe Y Feb, Mar EG Hari M Mgr I Feb, Mar BO, CS, EG Indira F Dir O Feb, Apr BO, EG John M Dir Y Jan, Mar BO Kalindi F Exe I Jan, Apr BO, CS, EG Lavanya F Mgr O Feb, Apr CS, EG Mandeep M Mgr O Mar, Apr BO, EG Nandlal M Dir I Jan, Feb BO, EG Parul F Exe Y Feb, Apr CS, EG Rahul M Mgr Y Mar, Apr CS, EG Sunita F Dir Y Jan, Feb BO, EG Urvashi F Exe I Feb, Mar EG Yamini F Mgr O Mar, Apr CS, EG Zeena F Exe Y Jan, Mar BO, CS, EG M=Male, F=Female; Exe=Executive, Mgr=Manager, Dir=Director; Y=Young, I=In between,O=Old Name Gender

For each workshop, exactly four employees are to be sent, of which at least two should be Females and at least one should be Young. No employee can be sent to a workshop in which he/she is not interested in. An employee cannot attend the workshop on: • Communication Siklls, if he/she is committed to internal projects in the month of January; • Business Opportunities, if he/she is committed to internal projects in the month of February; • E-governance, if he/she is committed to internal projects in the month of March. 4. How many Executives (Exe) cannot attend more than one workshop? (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 15 (4) 16

5. Which set of employees cannot attend any of the workshop? (1)Anshul, Charu, Eashwaran and Lavanya (2)Anshul, Bushkant, Gayatri and Urvashi (3)Charu, Urvashi, Bushkant and Mandeep (4)Anshul, Gayatri, Eashwaran and Mandeep

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6. Assuming that Parul and Hari are attending the workshop on Communication Skills (CS), then which of the following employees can possibly attend the CS workshop? (1) Rahul and Yamini (2) Dinesh and Lavanya (3) Anshul and Yamini (4) Fatima and Zeena

Answer Questions 7 to 10 on the basis of the information given below: A management institute was established on January 1, 2000 with 3, 4, 5 and 6 faculty members in the Marketing, Organisational Behaviour (OB), Finance, and Operations Management (OM) areas respectively, to start with. No faculty member retired or joined the institute in the first three months of the year 2000. In the next four years, the institute recruited one faculty member in each of the four areas. All these new faculty members, who joined the institute subsequently over the years, were 25 years old at the time of their joining the institute. All of them joined the institute on April 1. During these four years, one of the faculty members retired at the age of 60. The following diagram gives the areawise average age (in terms of number of completed years) of faculty members as on April 1 of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

7. In which year did the new faculty member join the Finance area? (1) 2000 (2) 2001 (3) 2002 (4) 2003

8. What was the age of the new faculty member, who joined the OM area, as on April 1, 2003? (1) 25 (2) 26 (3) 27 (4) 28

9. From which area did the faculty member retire? (1) Finance (2) Marketing (3) OB (4) OM

10. Professors Naresh and Devesh, two faculty members in the Marketing area, who have been with the Institute since its inception, share a birthday, which falls on 20th November. One was born in 1947 and the other one in 1950. On April 1, 2005, what was the age of the third faculty member, who has been in the same area since inception? (1) 47 (2) 50 (3) 51 (4) 52

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Answer Questions 10 to 13 on the basis of the information given below: The table below presents the revenue (in million rupees) of four firms in three States. These firms, Honest Ltd., Aggressive Ltd., Truthful Ltd. and Profitable Ltd. are disguised in the table as A, B, C and D, in no particular order. States UP Bihar MP Further, it is known that: • In the State of MP, Truthful Ltd., has the highest market share. • Aggressive Ltd.'s aggregate revenue differs from Honest Ltd.'s by Rs 5 million. 10. What can be said regarding the following two statements? Statement 1 : Honest Ltd. has the highest share in the UP market. Statement 2 : Aggressive Ltd. has the highest share in the Bihar market. (1)Both statements could be true. (2)At least one of the statements must be true. (3)At most one of the statements is true. (4)None of the above 11. What can be said regarding the following two statements? Statement 1 : Aggressive Ltd.'s lowest revenues are from MP. Statement 2 : Honest Ltd.'s lowest revenues are from Bihar. (1)If Statement 2 is true then Statement 1 is necessarily false. (2)If Statement 1 is false then Statement 2 is necessarily true. (3)If Statement 1 is true then Statement 2 is necessarily true. (4)None of the above. 12. What can be said regarding the following two statements? Statement 1 : Profitable Ltd. has the lowest share in MP market. Statement 2 : Honest Ltd.'s total revenue is more than Profitable Ltd. (1) If Statement 1 is true then Statement 2 is necessarily true. (2) If Statement 1 is true then Statement 2 is necessarily false. (3) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 are true. (4) Neither Statement 1 nor Statement 2 is true. 13. If Profitable Ltd.'s lowest revenue is from UP, then which of the following is true? (1) Truthful Ltd's lowest revenues are from MP. (2) Truthful Ltd's lowest revenues are from Bihar. (3) Truthful Ltd's lowest revenues are from UP. (4) No definite conclusion is possible. Firm A 49 69 72 Firm B 82 72 63 Firm C 80 70 72 Firm D 55 65 65

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Answer Questions 14 to 17 on the basis of the information given below: Help Distress (HD) is an NGO involved in providing assistance to people suffering from natural disasters. Currently, it has 37 volunteers. They are involved in three projects: Tsunami Relief (TR) in Tamil Nadu, Flood Relief (FR) in Maharashtra, and Earthquake Relief (ER) in Gujarat. Each volunteer working with Help Distress has to be involved in at least one relief work project. • A Maximum number of volunteers are involved in the FR project. Among them, the number of volunteers involved in FR project alone is equal to the volunteers having additional involvement in the ER project. • The number of volunteers involved in the ER project alone is double the number of volunteers involved in all the three projects. • 17 volunteers are involved in the TR project. • The number of volunteers involved in the TR project alone is one less than the number of volunteers involved in ER project alone. • Ten volunteers involved in the TR project are also involved in at least one more project. 14. Based on the information given above, the minimum number of volunteers involved in both FR and TR projects, but not in the ER project is: (1) 1 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 5

15. Which of the following additional information would enable to find the exact number of volunteers involved in various projects? (1)Twenty volunteers are involved in FR. (2)Four volunteers are involved in all the three projects. (3)Twenty three volunteers are involved in exactly one project. (4)No need for any additional information. 16. After some time, the volunteers who were involved in all the three projects were asked to withdraw from one project. As a result, one of the volunteers opted out of the TR project, and one opted out of the R project, while the remaining ones involved in all the three projects opted out of the FR project. Which of the following statements, then, necessarily follows? (1) The lowest number of volunteers is now in TR project. (2) More volunteers are now in FR project as compared to ER project. (3) More volunteers are now in TR project as compared to ER project. (4) None of the above. 17. After the withdrawal of volunteers, as indicated in Question 16, some new volunteers joined the NGO. Each one of them was allotted only one project in a manner such that, the number of volunteers working in one project alone for each of the three projects became identical. At that point, it was also found that the number of volunteers involved in FR and ER projects was the same as the number of volunteers involved in TR and ER projects. Which of the projects now has the highest number of volunteers? (1) ER (2) FR (3) TR (4) Cannot be determined

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Answer Questions 18 to 21 on the basis of the information given below: Venkat, a stockbroker, invested a part of his money in the stock of four companies—A, B, C and D. Each of these companies belonged to different industries, viz., Cement, Information Technology (IT), Auto, and Steel, in no particular order. At the time of investment, the price of each stock was Rs 100. Venkat purchased only one stock of each of these companies. He was expecting returns of 20%, 10%, 30%, and 40% from the stock of companies A, B, C and D, respectively. Returns are defined as the change in the value of the stock after one year, expressed as a percentage of the initial value. During the year, two of these companies announced extraordinarily good results. One of these two companies belonged to the Cement or the IT industry, while the other one beloned to either the Steel or the Auto industry. As a result, the returns on the stocks of these two companies were higher than the initially expected returns. For the company belonging to the Cement or the IT industry with extraordinarily good results, the returns were twice that of the initially expected returns. For the company belonging to the Steel or the Auto industry, the returns on announcement of extraordinarily good results were only one and a half times that of the initially expected returns. For the remaining two companies, which did not announce extraordinarily good results, the returns realized during the year were the same as initially expected. 18. If Venkat earned a 35% return on average during the year, then which of these statements would necessarily be true? I. Company A belonged either to Auto or to Steel Industry.

II. Company B did not announce extraordinarily good results. III. Company A announced extraordinarily good results. IV. Company D did not announce extraordinarily good results. (1)I and II only (2)II and III only (3)III and IV only (4)II and IV only 19. If Venkat earned a 38.75% return on aveage during the year, then which of these statement(s) would necessarily be true? I. Company C belonged either to Auto or to Steel Industry.

II. Company D belonged either to Auto or to Steel Industry. III. Company A announced extraordinarily good results. IV. Company B did not announce extraordinarily good results. (1)I and II only (2)II and III only (3)I and IV only (4)II and IV only 20. If Company C belonged to the Cement or the IT industry and did announce extraordinarily good results, then which of these statement(s) would ncessarily be true? I. Venkat earned not more than 36.25% return on average. II. Venkat earned not less than 33.75% return on average. III. If Venkat earned 33.75% return on average, Company A announced extraordinarily good results. IV. If Venkat earned 33.75% return on average, Company B belonged either to Auto or to Steel Industry.

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(1)I and II only (2)II and IV only (3)II and III only (4)III and IV only 21. What is the minimum average return Venkat would have earned during the year? (1) 30% (2) 31¼ % (3) 32½ % (4) Cannot be determined

Answer Questions 22 to 25 on the basis of the information given below: The year is 2089, Beijing, London, New York, and Paris are in contention to host the 2096 Olympics. The eventual winner is determined through several rounds of voting by members of the IOC with each member representing a different city. All the four cities in contention are also represented in IOC. • In any round of voting, the city receiving the lowest number of votes in that round gets eliminated. The survivor after the last round of voting gets to host the event. • A member is allowed to cast votes for at most two different cities in all rounds of voting combined. (Hence, a member becomes ineligible to cast a vote in a given round if both the cities (s)he voted for in earlier rounds are out of contention in that round of voting.) A member is also ineligible to cast a vote in a round if the city (s)he represents is in contention in that round of voting. As long as the member is eligible, (s)he must vote and vote for only one candidate city in any round of voting.

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The following incomplete table shows the information on cities that received the maximum and minimum votes in different rounds, the number of votes cast in their favour, and the total votes that were cast in those rounds.

Roun Total Maximum votes d votes cast cast City No. of votes

Eliminated City No. of votes

1 2 3
It is also known that:

83 75

London Paris

30 32

New York Beijing

12 21

• All those who voted for London and Paris in round 1, continued to vote for the same cities in subsequent rounds as long as these cities were in contention. 75% of those who voted for Beijing in round 1, voted for Beijing in round 2 as well. • Those who voted for New York in round 1, voted either for Beijing or Paris in round 2. • The difference in votes cast for the two contending cities in the last round was 1. • 50% of those who voted for Beijing in round 1, voted for Paris in round 3. 22. What percentage of members from among those who voted for New York in round 1, voted for Beijing in round 2? (1) 33.33 (2) 50 (3) 66.67 (4) 75

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23. What is the number of votes cast for Paris in round 1? (1) 16 (2) 18 (3) 22 (4) 24

24. Which of the following statements must be true? a. IOC member from New York must have voted for Paris in round 2. b. IOC member from Beijing voted for London in round 3. (1)Only a (2)Only b (3)Both a and b (4)Neither a nor b 25. What percentage of members from among thsoe who voted for Beijing in round 2 and were eligible to vote in round 3, voted for London? (1) 33.33 (2) 38.10 (3) 50 (4) 66.67

Answer Questions 26 to 30 on the basis of the information given below: In the table below is the listing of players, seeded from highest (#1) to lowest (#32), who are due to play in an Association of Tennis Players (ATP) tournament for women. This tournament has four knockout rounds before the final, i.e., first round, second round, quarterfinals, and semifinals. In the first round, the highest seeded player plays the lowest seeded player (seed # 32) which is designated match No. 1 of first round; the 2nd seeded player plays the 31st seeded player which is designated match No. 2 of the first round, and so on. Thus, for instance, match No. 16 of first round is to be played between 16th seeded player and the 17th seeded player. In the second round, the winner of match No. 1 of first round plays the winner of match No. 16 of first round and is designated match No. 1 of second round. Similarly, the winner of match No. 2 of first round plays the winner of match No. 15 of first round, and is designated match No. 2 of second round. Thus, for instance, match No. 8 of the second round is to be played between the winner of match No. 8 of first round and the winner of match No. 9 of first round. The same pattern is followed for later rounds as well. Seed # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Name of Player Maria Sharapova Lindsay Davenport Amelie Mauresmo Kim Clijsters Svetlana Kuznetsova Elena Dementieva Justine Henin Serena Williams Nadia Petrova Venus Williams Patty Schnyder Mary Pierce Anastasia Myskina Alicia Molik Nathalie Dechy

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26. If there are no upsets (a lower seeded player beating a higher seeded player) in the first round, and only match Nos. 6, 7, and 8 of the second round result in upsets, then who would meet Lindsay Davenport in quarter finals, in case Davenport reaches quarter finals? (1)Justine Henin (2)Nadia Petrova (3)Patty Schnyder (4)Venus Williams 27. If the top eight seeds make it to the quarterfinals, then who, amongst the players listed below, would definitely not play against Maria Sharapova in the final, in case Sharapova reaches the final? (1)Amelie Mauresmo (2)Elena Dementieva (3)Kim Clijsters (4)Lindsay Davenport 28.If, in the first round, all even numbered matches (and none of the odd numbered ones) result in upsets, and there are no upsets in the second round, then who could be the lowest seeded player facing Maria Sharapova in semi-finals? (1)Anastasia Myskina (2)Flavia Pennetta (3)Nadia Petrova (4)Svetlana Kuznetsova 29. If Elena Dementieva and Serena Williams lose in the second round, while Justine Henin and Nadia Petrova make it to the semi-finals, then who would play Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals, in the event Sharapova reaches quarterfinals? (1)Dinara Safina (2)Justine Henin (3)Nadia Petrova (4)Patty Schnyder

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Directions for Questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of "% r individual members of the Ahuja family (%), the Bose family (ce), the Coomar family (I), and the Dubey family (•).

1. Which family has the lowest average income? (1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey

1. Which family has the highest average expenditure? (1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey

1. The highest amount of savings accures to a member of which family? (1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey

1. Which family has the lowest average savings? (1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey

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Directions for Questions 5 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character reading software cannot read something, it leaves that space blank. The scanner output reads as follows: In the grading system, A, B, C, D, and F grades fetch 6,4,3,2, and 0 grade points respectively. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is the arithmetic mean of the grade points obtained in the five subjects. For example Nisha's GPA is (6 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 0)/5 = 3.6. Some additional facts are also known about the students' grades. These are (a) Vipul obtained the same grade in Marketing as Aparna obtained in Finance and Strategy. (b) Fazal obtained the same grade in Strategy as Utkarsh did in Marketing. (c) Tara received the same grade in exactly three courses.

Name

Finance

Marketing

Statistics

Strategy

Operations

GPA

Aparna
Bikas Chandra Deepak Fazal Gowri Hari Ismet Jagdeep Kunal Leena Manab Nisha A F B A D C D

D
D D B F C B

F
F A F F D B A A B F D D B D A C F B A B F F B

1.4

24 3.2 2.4 3.8 2.8

A

B A

3.8 1.8 3.2

A

5. What grade did Preeti obtain in Statistics?

Osman 1. A

C B 2.

3. C

B 4. D

B D

A

4.6 3.2

Preeti F D 6. In Operations, Tara could have received the same grade as 1. Ismet 2. Hari 3. Jagdeep 4. Manab Rahul A C A F 4. F
7. What grade did Utkarsh obtain in Finance? 2. C 3. Sameer1. B C D

F B

4.2

8. In Strategy, Gowri's grade point was higher than that obtained by Tara B 1. Fazal 2. Hari 3. Nisha 4. Rahul

2.4 C A 3.0

Utkarsh

F

Vipul Home

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Directions for Questions 17 to 20: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. A study was conducted to ascertain the relative importance that employees in five different countries assigned to five different traits in their Chief Executive Officers. The traits were compassion (C), decisiveness (D), negotiation skills (N), public visibility (P), and vision (V). The level of dissimilarity between two countries is the maximum difference in the ranks allotted by the two countries to any of the five traits. The following table indicates the rank order of the five traits for each country. COUNTRY Rank 1 2 3 4 5 India C P N V D China N C P D V Japan D N C V P Malaysia V D P C N Thailand V C N P D

17. Which of the following countries is least dissimilar to India? 1. China 2. Japan 3. Malaysia 4. Thailand

18. Which amongst the following countries is most dissimilar to India? 1. China 2. Japan 3. Malaysia 4. Thailand

19. Which of the following pairs of countries are most dissimilar? 1. 3. China & Japan Malaysia & Japan 2. 4. India & China Thailand & Japan

20. Three of the following four pairs of countries have identical levels of dissimilarity. Which pair is the odd one out? 1. 3. Malaysia & China Thai land & Japan 2. 4. China & Thailand Japan & Malaysia

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Directions for Questions 21 to 26: Each question is followed by two statements, A and B. Answer each question using the following instructions: Choose 1 if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone but not by using the other statement alone. Choose 2 if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone. Choose 3 if the question can be answered by using both statements together but not by either statement alone. Choose 4 if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements. 21. Four candidates for an award obtain distinct scores in a test. Each of the four casts a vote to choose the winner of the award. The candidate who gets the largest number of votes wins the award. In case of a tie in the voting process, the candidate with the highest score wins the award. Who wins the award? A : The candidate with top three scores each vote for the top scorer amongst the other three. B : The candidate with the lowest score votes for the player with the second highest score. 22. Zakib spends 30% of his income on his children's education, 20% on recreation and 10% on healthcare. The corresponding percentages for Supriyo are 40%. 25% and 13%. Who spends more on children's education? A : Zakib spends more on recreation than Supriyo. B : Supriyo spends more on healthcare than Zakib. 23. Tarak is standing 2 steps to the left of a red mark and 3 steps to the right of a blue mark. He tosses a coin. If it comes up heads, he moves one step to the right; otherwise he moves one step to the left. He keeps doing this until he reaches one of the two marks, and then he stops. At which mark does he stop? A : He stops after 21 coin tosses. B : He obtains three more tails than heads.

24. In a class of 30 students, Rashmi secured the third rank among the girls while her brother Kumar studying in the same class secured the sixth rank in the whole class. Between the two who had a better overall rank? A : Kumar was among the top 25 % of the boys merit list in the class in which 60% were boys. B : There were three boys among the top five rank holders and three girls among the top ten rank holders. 25. Nandini paid for an article using currency notes of denominations Re. 1, Rs. 2, Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 using at least one note of each denomination. The total number of five and ten rupee notes used was one more than the total number of one and two rupee notes used. What was the price of the article? A : Nandini used a total of 13 currency notes. B : The price of the article was a multiple of Rs. 10. 26. Ravi spent less than Rs. 75 to buy one kilogram each of potato, onion, and gourd. Which one of the three vegetables bought was the costliest? A : 2 kg potato and 1 kg gourd cost less than 1 kg potato and 2 kg gourd. B : 1 kg potato and 2 kg onion together cost the same as 1 kg onion and 2 kg ground.

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Directions for Questions 27 to 30: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Coach John sat with the score cards of Indian players from the 3 games in a one-day cricket tournament where the same set of players played for India and all the major batsmen got out. John summarized the batting performance through three diagrams, one for each game. In each diagram, the three outer triangles communicate the number of runs scored by the three top scorers from India, where K, R, S, V, and Y represent Kaif, Rahul, Saurav, Virender, and Yuvraj respectively. The middle triangle in each diagram denotes the percentage of total score that was scored by the top three Indian scorers in that game. No two players score the same number of runs in the same game. John also calculated two batting indices for each player based on his scores in the tournament; the R-index of a batsman is the difference between his highest and lowest scores in the 3 games while the M-index is the middle number, if his scores are arranged in a non-increasing order.

27. How many players amongst those listed definitely scores less than Yuraj in the tournament? 1 . 0 2. 1 3 . 2 4. More than 2 28. Which of the players had the best M-index from the tournament? 1. Rahul 2. Saurav 3. Virender

4. Yuvraj

29. For how many Indian players is it possible to calculate the exact M-index? 1 . 0 2. 1 3 . 2 4. More than 2

30. Among the players mentioned, who can have the lowest R-index from the tournament? 1. 2. 3. 4. Only Kaif, Rahul or Yuvraj Only Kaif or Rahul Only Kaif or Yuvraj Only Kaif

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Directions for Questions 31 to 34: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Twenty one participants from four continents (Africa, Americas, Australasia, and Europe) attended a United Nations conference. Each participant was an expert in one of four fields, labour, health, population studies, and refugee relocation. The following five facts about the participants are given. (a) The number of labour experts in the camp was exactly half the number of experts in each of the three other categories (b) Africa did not send any labour expert. Otherwise, every continent, including Africa, sent at least one expert for each category. (c) None of the continents sent more than three experts in any category. (d) If there had been one less Australasian expert, then the Americas would have had twice as many experts as each of the other continents. (e) Mike and Alfanso are leading experts of population studies who attended the conference. They are from Australasia. 31. Alex, an American expert in refugee relocation, was the first keynote speaker in the conference. What can be inferred about the number of American experts in refugee relocation in the conference, excluding Alex?

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Directions for Questions 35 to 38: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The year was 2006. All six teams in Pool A of World Cup hockey play each other exactly once. Each win earns a team three points, a draw earns one point and a loss earns zero points. The two teams with the highest points qualify for the semifinals. In case of a tie, the team with the highest goal difference (Goals For - Goals Against) qualifies. In the opening match, Spain lost to Germany. After the second round (after each team played two matches), the pool table looked as shown below.

Teams Germany Argentina Spain Pakistan New Zealand South Africa

Games Played 2 2 2 2 2 2

Won 2 2 1 1 0 0

Drawn 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lost 0 0 1 1 2 2

Goals for 3 2 5 2 1 1

Goals against 1 0 2 1 4 4

Points 6 6 3 3 0 0

In the third round, Spain played Pakistan, Argentina played Germany, and New Zealand played South Africa. All the third round matches were drawn. The following are some results from the fourth and fifth round matches (a) Spain won both the fourth and fifth round matches. (b) Both Argentina and Germany won their fifth round matches by 3 goals to 0. (c) Pakistan won both the fourth and fifth round matches by 1 goal to 0.
35.

Which one of the following statements is true about matches played in the first two rounds? 1. 2. 3. 4. Germany beat New Zealand by 1 goal to 0. Spain beat New Zealand by 4 goals to 0. Spain beat South Africa by 2 goals to 0. Germany beat South Africa by 2 goals to 1

36.

Which one of the following statements is true about matches played in the first two rounds? 1. 2. 3. 4. Pakistan beat South Africa by 2 goals to 1 Argentina beat Pakistan by 1 goal to 0. Germany beat Pakistan by 2 goals to 1 Germany beat Spain by 2 goals to 1.

37.

Which team finished at the top of the pool after five rounds of matches? 1. Argentina 3. Spain 2. Germany 4. Cannot be determined from the data.

38.

If Pakistan qualified as one of the two teams from Pool A, which was the other team that qualified? 1. Argentina 3. Spain 2. Germany 4. Cannot be determined from the data.

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