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(Test Ref .. AIMCA:T1.

218) :
INSTRUCTIONS
1. 2.

(All-India Mock CAT)

Read the instrnctiens given.at the beginning/end of a section or group of questions very ceretully. The total time for the test is 135 minutes. You may apportion this time among various sections as

you wish. 3. Pattern of the test and marking Section Verbal Ability
Logic & scheme

Questions 1-20 21-40 41-60

Number €If

Marks

Negative

Iquestions 20 20 20 60

per question 3 J 3

marks

Data Interpretation
Quantitative

1

Ability

Total 4.

You are expected to show YOUlr competence in aU' the three sections .
Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of one mark ..

.5.
6,
7. 8.

There arc no negative marks for unattempted questions,
You can navigate to any question of your choice. During the test, you can mark questions for review and refilm to them at II convenient time.

9,

An answer once marked can be.changed

any number of times before submitting the test.

However the lasn marked answer will be considered as the final answer. 10. Do not eatry calculators, slide rules or auy other calculatjng devices. Do no! carry any other papers with youexcept your HALL TICKET. Rough papers for calculations will be provided.

Shate your views on this AlMCA T with thousands ofother test takers on "talktime'

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Ref:. AIM.CAT1218
INSTRUCTlo.NS
1. Read the lnstructions careful'ly, given at the begiMing/end of each section or at the beginning of a glrowp of questions very

.2.

This test has three sections with 60 questions - 20, 20, and 20 respectively' in the first, second and third eections. The TOTAL T[IME aJvaiiable for the paper is ·135 minutes. The student m'ay apportion this time among various sections as he/she wishes. However, the student is expected tosnow hisfher competence in a[1 the three sections, AI[I questions carry three marks each. Each wrong answer

3.

will attract a penalty 'of one mark.

S"ECTION-I
Number of Questiens = 20
DIRECTIONS for questions f to 3: In each queslion, there are five sentences, Each sentence has pa.li"$ of words I phrases that are italicizedand highlighted. From the italicized and highlignted words I phrases select the most appropriate words lphrases to form correct Don't feed the flair [bj up.

fire place

any more, it may flare [a~ /

Anya's

blatant I[al , blazon [bJ disregard for the

sentences, Then from the options g.iven choose the best

one.
1. The commonwealth conference will take place next.

family's tradttlonal customs upset her husband. A[ithough she was nonetheless [a] r l1evertheless [b] eager to write ~he examination, her Iillness prevented! herfrem doing sa. The effects of stress that the manager was undergoing was quite notable [a] J noticeable [b].

yeer, not this year, as il is a. biennial raJ I bl;mnual [bl event
There am lnnurnerable characters iin U,is novel, enollgh 10 bemuse [a] / amuse [b]. tile most dear-

(1) aaaab (3) abbba 3.

(2) babab (4) bbaab

headed reader .. She repelled [a] I repulsed [b] his proposal by flinging the ring that he presented to her. There was a great hue and cry for the abnegation [a] I a·brogation [b] of the stringent emergency laws. The barrister was. disbarred [a] { debarred Pbj from Ihe law court .011 aceouru of disproportilonate· assets (1[) bbaab (21 ababa (3) aabba (4) babab
2. You must adduce [a] I deduce [bl evidence in order

The fact that the pygmy [a] I dwarf [b) is ac!ually a member of the royal family is a heavily guarded secret; Not all kinds of musbrcomsare e'atable [a] I edible rbI, The duel [a) I dua'/ [bJ between the two adversaries look a new turn when one of them fainted. He ~i~esto lie prone [a) / supine I.b]on the cool green to prise [a] I pry [b]lhe lid from thejar, (1) babab (2) aaabo (3) baaab (4) bbaoa
poolside grass and look altha stars in the sky. With a lot of effort the erlppledman final[y managed

to make YOUf argumel1t acceptable.
DIRECTIONS

for questions 4 to 6: Readthe

fallowing passage and answer' the questions thai follow it.

What Stephen Batchelor says about What the Buddha actuailly taught -

wnetnsr you end up embracing it or not - is undeniably stal'Uing, beautiful .and visionary ..Gotama, lie tells us, spoke of the middle way as "an ancient path travelled u:pon by people in the pasL.On following it he came upon the runsof 8i city with parks, ponds, ·graves, ramparts, a delightful place. He leils the king to renovate the city so it would become successfut, prosperous and 'fmed with people once again .. .Gotamadld not say the path red to nirvana but to the restoration 01 a city - his teachiing, the Dhamma.as 81 template for a civlllzafion."
He is now drawn to Buddhism "not because it has a more convincing explananon of the natura of reality than other re.ligions, but that it offers a meth.odol.ogy which m~ght actually wo~k in addressing the question of suffenng," Buddha's FO!Jf Noble: Trutths are "true not because they correspond! to something real somewhere, but because, when put into practice, they can enhance the quality of your [ife." Using the core teachings of Gotarna, he engages with tne world now "from tlie perspective of detachment, love and lucidity." Batcllel~()r began a fresh and close examination of 1l1ePaH canon, especially the 'Ka'iama Sutta;, for clues to what the Buddha nad actually said.

GotalTl~ seems to have only spoken of waking up loa contingent ground, not a withdraw·al to "a ttrneless mys\i~1 now butan unfflinch'ing encounter with the contingent world as it unravels moment 10 moment." Batchelor, attentiveas ever, is sharply aware that his is a personal reading. "I have to be alert to the tendency to project onto Gotama my own preferences and values," he notes; "Eve,ry Buddhist through history has constructed his or her own Gotarna.. I cannot
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elalm it is more truer or correct

than yours, All I can say is Ih,at the material

buried

in the Pal!

Canon

and elsewhere

have,

no! yet exhausted their capacity to genera~e more stortes about Gotama and what he taught.'
The insighns that Batchelor offers IJS as he travels deeper into the Pali texts are brilliant, dazzHng, and full ofllien::ing darity. I have always admired his prose ("Verses from The Centre": "living wITththe Devin, and his new work abounds in rich Insights and magnificent, clear writing. The metaphors Buddha used, says Batchelor, "seem to encourage a 'creation of a self than a renunciailon of a self rather than present the se~f as a fiction, Gotama presented it asa project to be realised - the functional, moral self that breathes and acts in the wortd ... This IS a useful way of looking at the self for a lay Buddhist person who works in the world than a renunciation model."

Elsewhere, he writes that "Awakening is not primarily a: ,engagement wnth a shifting, complex world ... it springs from sensitized to the peculiar texture of one's own and other's thai which is very tar trom God: the pain and anqulsh of 'embrace one's fate as an ephemeral but sentient being."

cognitive act; it is an existential re-adjustment.r.a refined a quiet, but cuneus intelligence ..And it is empathetic, keenly suffering." The Buddha suggestedllhat "YOIl turn your life to life on earth; to embra.ce the contingencyof one's life is to

And this becomes the ground for unsentimental compassion and love. "As a way of life the middle path is an ongOing task ·of responsiveness :aJnd risk, grounded ina groundless grourld. Its twists and turns are as turbulent and unpredtctable as life itself."

,4. We canlnter from Batchelor's
that (11) Bud'dha (2) was

'visionary' with

revelation temporal

more

concerned
matters.

matters than spiritual he did not believe

in nirvana.

DIRECTIONS far q,uestions 7 to 9: In sacn of the following questions, the word at the top jis used in four diifferent ways; numbered 1 to 4. Choose [he option. in which the usage of the word is INCOHRECT or INAPPROPR1ATE. 7.,
INTERIM (1) The auclienqe walk.ed out of tlhe hall during the interim; chaWng lou.dly, (2) We need to search out an interim solution to the Kashmir crisis. (3) An interim government was set up before the country's first democratic elections. (4) The interim report suggests that ihe accident

(3) the middle path is one of abstinence. (4) kings must engage themselves In. renovation
once in a while. 5. AU of the following EXCEPT is to be keenly aware of lha world. (2) Ootarna was unaware of the transience of life. (11) Awakening (3) Awakening is to insights are found: in the Pali texts

be

was caused due.to technical reasons,
of

sensitlve

to the suffering

self and others,

8.

(4) The Buddha said ~hat one should focus on the
sulfe~ing on earth,

SUGGESTS (1) The evidence
fraud,

suggests

thaI Mr.Peter

is guilty of

6.

Batchelor's read~ng of the 'Kalama canon confirms his v~iew that (11) Buddhist pri orlties . (2) (3) (4) Buddhism Buddha's has values are in

Sutta' inthe
with

Palli

(3) I suggest hilin 10shUlllfp.

(2) Does this note suggest anyt~ing to you?
longer

(4) I suggest tnat we' wait a liltle reporti ng the, metter.

before

discord

modern

9.

SADDLE

a

mo:re convincing Noble himself Truths

explanatlon are

of

the nature of reality,

four
engages

(1) The traveller placed the saddle on tile horse and mounted it (2) Do not saddle youuself of too many
responsibilities. (3) The saddle of lambs is a delicacy in many parts of the world. (4) The saddle of the bicycle is frayed and torn.

mental of

concepts,
Gotama with the concerns the present: world.

DlRECTIQNS for questions 10 to 1.2: Read the following
Everyone· agrees that ~here is a slrong correlation

passage broken

and answer families,

Uh.equestions poverty, crime,

that follow it. distrust, social atomization,

among

drug Lise. POOf educational achievement, and low soclal capital. The arguments made by the Left and Right in what is a highly ideolQgized debate concern the direc~io:nof causality 'betweel1! economlc and cuhura' factors. Tile Left argues !!hat crime, family breakdown, and distrust are caused by lack of jobs, opportunity, education, and economic inequality more ,g;enerally. Many observers would add racism and prejudice against minoritie,s as factors. This causal link has led to calls for tne United Stales to enact European·style welfare statepmteclions to guarantee jobs or incomes to poor people, and to charges that: growing problem of family breakdown is due to the failure of the American welfare siaite to

"modernize"

adequately.

The idea that sueh large changes in social norms coulc be brouqht on by econornlc deprtvatlon in countries that were wealthier than any other in human history might give one pause'. Poor peoplein the United States have higher absolute standards of living than Americans of past generations and more per capita wealth than many people in contemporary Thi'rd World countries with more intactfamlly structures. The United States has not gotten poorer inthe last third of the twentieth century; per capita lincbme increased in constant dollars between 1~65and 1.995 from $14,.792 to $25,615

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while personal consumpton expenditures rase from $9.,257 to $17, 403. Poverty rates, after coming down dramaitically through the 1960s and rebounding slightly thereafter, have not increased in a way that would explain a massive increase In soclal disorder. Those favoring tile economic hypothesis argue that absolute levels at poverty are not the source of the problem. Modem societtes, despite being richer overall, have become more unequal, or els,a have experienced economic turbulence and job loss, thai have led to soda I dysfunction. In the case of family' breakdown, a casual glarice at thle comparative data 011 divorce and illegitimacy rates shows that this cannot possibly be true, A look across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Sind Development reveals 110 posltlve correlation between level of welf,are benefits seeking to increase econorntcequasty, and family stability. Indeed, there ls a weak eorrelatlon between high levels of welfare .benefifis andillegilimacy.bendingto support the argumenl advanced by American conservatives tila! the wEl~fare slate is the cause and not the cure for family breakdown. TI1,9 highest rates of illegitimacy are found in ega~itarian Scandinavian.counlries Hke Sweden and Denmark, which cycle upwards of 50 percent Cof their GDP through the state. This compares ito the United States, which CYCIHSless than 30 percent of GOP through the g.ovemment,and has higher levels of ineq:uality yet rower rates of illegitimacy. Japan and Korea, which have rnlnimel welfare state protections for poor people, also have what are among the :Iowest rates of divorceall1diUegitima.cy lin the OEGD. 10. In this passage, the author primarily points to a COl"relationbetween crime and poverty. (2) suggests that America should adopt the Europeah. style ofwelf:are state protscfion, (3) quessons the correlation between poverty and sooial problems, (4) reveals statlstlcs to show that poverty levels in the US nave.not risen. that a verry strong case can be made for ~rying to direct the energies of a potential criminal away from an easy I~fe of theft and violent behaviour that threatens h~s fellow citizens. C. In any large cUy there is likely to be a small minority of people, usually young males. who are aggrsss.ivs by nature, participate in crime and appear tonave no moralconscience that is in any way SY!'l1palh.etic to the gene!alfeelings of the community. D. If, however he is seen to be able to get away with his crimes with relatively minor punisnrnent this can become em important encouragement to others to follow a life of crime, E. Most intelligent people who may have innate antlsocial -aspirations would' nevertheless repress them and behave in a civilized manner If they felt it was likely inattheir crimes wou~d be discovered !OInd they would be severely punished. (1) CADEB (2) EADeS (3) CEADB (4) CABED

p)

11. The

author uses tile phrase 'might giive one pause' to ask. which of the following questions? (1') Is there a nexus between crime and poverty? (2) Can there be poverty in economically advanced counfries? (3) Willthelalrgesse provi,cledby welffare states alleviate social problems?

('4) Does economic

tlep:rivatioll

in weal.tlhy countries

lead to social disruption?

12. Which

of the following best describes Ihe mga:nization of the passage? (11) Making a generali:z:atiolil and following i't wi.th supporting details. (.2) Denouncing lhe views of the left by pitting lhose of the Right 89<linst them.

1,4. A.

(3) Negating evidence,
(4) Presenting

popular
arguments

perception

with

factual

B.

for' and against

a theory.

Foremost among these are the requirementot minimizing collateral damage and casualties to lnnocent civi:lians In the theatre of conflict. Modem weapon systems have highly accurate kill proba'bimty, are devastating and endow the armies of advanced countries with a ,grand advan~8ge in neul!raUzing' enemy from a distance wtnUe keeping within acceptable I~mits. theif

DIRECTIONS

for questions 13 and 14: The sentences
C.

own

casuames

.given in each of thle following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeH,ed with a letter. From among th,e four cbcices '91lven below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences mat constructs. a coherent paragraph.

However,

paraes D.

there are constraints that apply to all involvedl and more so to developed

13. A.

B.

Such a parson whom we call an 'enemy of Ihe people' is lunlikely to be cured of this affliction by imprisonment or for that matter by any other punishment, I beUeve Ihat this deterrent effect exists despite the many protestations of sociologjsts and liberally-mlnded criminologists, but I also believe

nations. In such an event~a.lity, the already battered non-combatant in ttle battl.e zone will pay the price, if no better alternative CelIO be

technologically
E.

found.

But, inspite of technological pwg~ess, equipment malf'l.l!1ction cannot be ruled out. (1) BEADE (2) CASED (3) BCAED (4) BAEeD

DIRECTIONS

forquesti'ons 15 to 17: Read the foHowing passage and answer the questions. that followi!.

tile \le~ early universe, soon after t~e first stars formed, black holes more massive than a billion Suns a~ready speckled the sky. For years, these super-massive black holes wer,e a cosmic anachronism. Although cosmologists put forth two theories for how they might have formed, neither offered a satisfying explaaatlon for how these behemoths Triumphant Institute of Management Ed~cation Pvt. Ltd. (T,',M,E.) flO: !iSS, liN! Floor, Siddarnnnty Complex. Sectrnderabad - 500003.

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carne

into exiistence less than a billion years researchers, describe a third theory.

after

the Big Bang, Now,

in apaoer

published

in Nature,

a

team .of

"'Putting toqether a, viable model for the origin of these super-massive black h.oles is a difficult theoretical task," said SleHos Kazantzidis, a former researcher at the SLAC/Stanford Kavli lnstltute for Particle Astroptiyslos and Cosmology who now works at The Ohio State University's center for Cosmo~,ogy and Astra-Particle Physics, "Yet we know from observanons Ihal super-massive black holes existed very early on in the history of the universe." To explain these observations, astrophysicists had previously suggested that small "seed" black holes born in the

collapse of the first stars could have quickJ.Y grown enorrneus
explain observations. Altemativelly, researchers have

holes. Yet recent ana.lys'is suggests there just wasn't enough ga.:>near these
slJggested that

by pulling in nearby gas or merging with other small black
the

"protogalaxy"-could have spontaneously col:lapseo to form a large conditions, in which the gas is extraordina:rily dense and metal-fre,e. Working with two researchers
sought

seeds for them to growfa.st enough to gas in a 'forming galaxy.....-.called a black hole. Yet this theory requires idealized

from the University of .zUrich, Kazantzios and then-KIPAC researcher Andres Escala explanation. The researchers posited that if two proto galaxies were to merg:e. together they might create a gas clolld massive and dense enough 10 collapse intoa substantial black hole,

to

find a more reasonable

To test this theory, the researchers created tile most detailed simulatlons to date of two identical prolo:galaxies Each galaxy consisted of a massive and extended dark matter halo surrounding a disk of stars, and gas.

merging.

In the simulations, tile merging protcqalaxies orbit one another until gravity pulls them close enough 10 collide, producing a very dense but turbulent regioll. Like water down a drain, the gas ln ~h.enascent galaxies travels with great speedi---several hund red kilometers per second-as It spirals toward the center. Yet unHke walter iima drain, the matter has nowhere to go once it reaches the middle of the me~ged galaxjes, As more' and more gas squeezes into Ihls smaH central region, an incredibly dense cloud forms. About 100,,000 years after the two protoqalaxies merge, the cloud becomes too massive to support its own weight and begins to collapse in on itself---'Crealing just the rightcondilions for a super-massive black hole to form. At this point in tne simulation, just as all is about to be revealed, the scene goes fuzzy. Although tne simulations offer higher resolution than any before-indeed, they took an lmpresslve half a million CPU hours to run on supercomputers at the U'niversity of Zurich and the Ohio, State Supercomputer Center-tile rescluuon is notquite h:igil enougli 10 show the cloud's collapse, becoming too coarse at this point to be IIsetLUI. Nonetheless, this work reveals for Ille first lime that mergers between protqgataxles are Ii~ely to have led to the direct formation of super-massive black holes in the very ,early universe, '

15. In the given passage,
researchers (11) identify is tQJ the largest

the type

main

purpose of the hole
ina

DIRECTIONS for questions 18 to 20': Each quesnon consrstsot five sentences ~ A, El, C, D and E -orr a
topic. Some ali the sentences are grammatucaJly incorrect Of inappropriate. Select as your answer the option that indicates the grammatically correct ,B'nd appropriate soenttence(s).

of black.

galaxy.
(2) compute (3)
(4)

massive black.

average density of a super 110·le. discuss tile formation of a black. hole. trace the origin of super-massive bla.ck holes,

the

1B. A,
B.

More

coming

and more workable out 'of campuses.

business

tdeas are

16. To test their 'theory', the researchers (1) created simulations of (2) showed
(3) (4) protogataxles the the colnsien showed two another. showed that great speed

two

identical

merging. evolution of a gas disk created by of two identical protogalaxies. identical protoqalaxles orbiting one gases in nascent galaxies travel at

Fearlessness, exploratory minosst and selfconfidence - Sill ingredients of youlh - are becoming business assets, C. Teenage startups offer a most unique proposition. . D. lif you succeed, you make ilbig. E. If you fa~l, you are WHser by the experience that coU'eg.e education couldn't give. (1) Aand C (2) Band C (3) A, Band D (4) C and D

17. Which of the followiing outcome CANlNOT create the 'right' conditionfor a. 'super-massive black hate. to

pam"?
pulls the me~g~ng protogal1axiesclose to collide, (2) A h~gh-d.ensity cloud forms as the gas tin the pmlogaiaxies travels towards the center, (3) The Iligh=density cloud. formed as a result of the merging of the protoqalaxles collapses onitsel.!. (4) A supermasslve black hole has a magnitude in the order of billions of solar masses. (11) Gravity

19 .. A.

enough

B.
C. D.

Service-based business lhat leverage tile power at technology and interne! can be started at a fraction of the cost of manufaduring business. Trueenlrepreneursbipls aoout making sure that a business model is not mortally dependent 011 capital. Entrepreneutsh!ip is likE! a gam.e in chess, The starting move defines your position, lhe rnlddle game shows your grit and stayrng in power and the end g'ame deterrmnes your fate.

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(1) (.3) C, D and E 20.

II both takes a bit of daring and a. bit o~ careful approach to make the wi'nning move. Band C (2) A and B

C. D.

(4)

A.

We must embrace dtsclpllne to foilow every step req [J~ red s tri ctly tor sueces s. We have to put the interests of our nation ahead

Band C

A. B.

We have to identify
and rise Ibeyond'

ourselves as Indians first our affHiatjons of states,

~eligions and castes. We must enthusiastically

accept

meritocracy

and play the role we are best suited to,

of our personal interests. subordinating our egos and biases. E. Finally. we· have 10 put Irn tremendous hard work and make short-term sacrifices for long-term g~ory so we can set: examples for hundreds O'f millions of Indians. (1) D arid E (2) Aand D (4) Band C (3) 8.0 and E

SECTION-II Numbell MQuesfions ""20
DIRECTIONS alternative-from

for

question

21:

Select

the

correct

tile given cbotces.

21, Five friends Aau, Bhanu, Chitrao Damini and E~ena played a game with liriltial amounts of R.s.24, Rs.26, Rs.30, Rs.32, and RS.34 w~1h tnern, not necessarily in the same order. It is :k.nowli that everyone either lost or gained some amount but it was observed that the final amounts with each of them were from
emong jhe initial amounts with which they had started. Further,i! was known that Damil1i gained Rs..2 and Chltra 1051RS.. , 4 Bhanu lost the highest amount and Anu had Rs,32 at the end of the game. It was observed that the number of friends who gained some amount was more thatot those who lost some amount. The amount with none of them changed: by more than Rs.S. Elena neither started wah the highest amount nor ended up with the highest amount. Which of ~he following is true?' (1) The increase In the amount witth Elena was Ihe t1ighest (2) Chitra had RS.30 at the start of tl1e game. (3) The amount with Anu increased by RS.8 .. (4) The amount with Bhanu decreased by RS.6. DIRECTIONS for Questions .22 10 25: Answer me questions on the basis of the information given below. The following table gives the details regarding !he population and literacy rate in five districts - A. B" C. D and E. Alii questions pertain on~ly to these fjve districts. Population (im lakh) Female papulation (in l<:Ikh)

(1) if ondy statsrnsntA is true. (2) if only statement B is true. (31 if both statements A and Bare true. (41 if neither statement A nor statement

B is true.

22. Statement

A:

~fl district B. the number of male literates Is, more than the number of female i'lliterates. The number of female district A is 4.83 lakh,

StaleFnent

13:

Iliterates in

23. Statement Stalement

A: B:

District E has the highest number ofilliterate males. The number of illiilerate males in district 0 is 3.,32 lakh. Title overall literacy rate of the five districts togetiloer is more fhan the overlllllli!eracy rate of district A. Title female literacy rate is the highest in dislrict D.

24. Statement

A:

Statement

B:

25. Statement

A:

The ditterence

Stalement

B:

between the male and '(lie femalel~teracy rates is the highest in distrlct D .. More than 50% of the populaUon of Ih:8 'five dist~icts put together are males.

(or question 26: The question below is statements, A and 8. Answer the question USili19the following instructions:
DIRECTIIONS followed by two Mark (1)

of the
Ma~k (2)

District

I

Male literacy

rate
70% 65% 75%
80% 60%

I
I

Overall literacy rate

by using one statements alone but cermet be answered by using the other statement alone, if the question cain baanswered by using
either of ths statementsalone, if the question can be answered by usiing both the statements together but not by

if the question can be answered

A B C
D

I

Man< (3)

26.5 20.2 12.6 32..2 17.5

1~2.2
10.8

55% 52.%
62% 67% 44% 26. Which A.

either of the statements alone.
Man< (4)
ifthe question cannot

!
I

be answered

even

. by

6.8 15.6 8.2.

ushflQj both the statements
team won the hockey

together.
India

I I

match between

and Pakistan? S.
India was trailing by two goals with only five minutes left for the match to' end. lndla scored three goals in the last five minutes of the match.

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DIRECTIONS .for questions 27 to 29: Answer the qjuesli.ons on the basis oflha information given below. Each of Hie five boys - Karan, Prakash. Ravanth, David and Ranjan ~ has a different number of characteristics amonq blue eyes, black hair, while complexlon, broad forehead and long hair. It is also known that

I. Prakash has a broad forehead. U. Prakash has a whiits complexion.

ui,

Karan does not

nave a

broad forehead.

TV. Karan does no! na:ve a whjte· cemplexlon . (1) On~y 1 (2) Only J or only II (3) On~y111 (4) Only Ll.1 only IV Or
28; Whrch of the rollowing

Karan and Karan does not possess the maximum number of characteristics in the group" (hi) lIle number Of characteristics tMt Ranjan possesses is exactly two more than that possessed by the boy having the least number of characteristics"

does nothave as many characterlsucsas Prakash but hasa white complexion. (iii} Prakash does not have as many characteristics as. Ravanth. who does not haveblue eyes. (Hi) David does not have as many characteristics as
Ranjan

(i)

cnerectertstics

is possessed

by exactly lwo boys? (1) White complexion

(2) lorng

hair

(3) Broad forehead (4) Black hair 29. Who among !heflve boys has/have Black hair?
(1) Prakash (2} Ranjan

(3) Ravarnh

(4) Both (1) and (3) Select
the correct

(v) Prakash has long hair ami one of the eharscteristics of Ranjan is a broad foreheadl. (vi) every characteristic is possessed by a different number of boys Slid it is possible uhat there isa boy who does no! possess any of tile given characterlsucs and that them is a characteristic not possessed by any of the boys.
27. Which

DIRECTIONS for question ~O: aHemative from t~,e given choices.

3,0. Eight friends P, Q., R, S, T, U, V and W sit around a circular table. P and S always si~tnext to each other while Rand T never sit together. In how many wa"ys call these eight fr.~endssit around a circular table?

of the followi;ng adcitionel statements is/are necessary to know about thecharac!eristics·

(1) 1920

(2) 960

(3) 480

(4) 240

possessed
DIRECTIONS

by

each of boys?
on the basis of the iinformation

for questions 31 to 35.- Answer the questions

given below. give the,

Company XYZ rnanuiactares seven different products ~ P, Q. R. S. T. U and V. ThefoHowirig pie~ charts productwlse split-up of the total production, total expenses and total sales of the company in a year. Production
(by

volume)

Expenses

u

Sales (b"y value)

u

For any product. Profi! ea Sales (by valiue) - Expenses
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II is known that the company made a profit on each of its products and the units of any product sold in a year are only those that are manufactured in the same year, 31. For which product is the expenditure per unit produced the hiqhest? (1) R (2) S (3) T (4) V 32. If tihe overall profitability of the company was definitely more than XO/o. then Uhemaximum possible value of xis 3 7 (1) 291._ (2) 27(3) 21! (4) 2411 11 7 20 33. At most what percent-ag:eof the total production was sold? (1)60% " 34. If title total sales were 1.. limes the total expenses, 5 then f.or how many products was the profitability more than 2,5%? (1) 2 (2) 4 (3)5 (4) ,3 35, It is known that. the total profit from sales of product U was the highest among all the products, and the total expenses of the company were RS.50 crore, If the total sales (by value) of the company were definitely less than z, then what is the maximum possible value of ;t? (1) Rs.250 crare (2) Rs.400 crore (3) RsA5Q crore (4) Rs.600 orore DIRECTIONS for ,ques.tion 36: The question .below is followed by two statements, A and B.. Answer the question using the fol[owing instructions. Mar~ (1) i,f the question can be answered by using one of Ihe statements alone but cannot be answered by iJsing the other statement alone, Mar~ (2)uf the question can be answered by usIng either statement alone. Mar~ (3) if the question can be answered by USing both the statements together but cannot be answered by using either statement alone. Mark (4) ~I tile question cannot be answered even by UJsingboth the statements together. 36. A cube is panted using tlhs six colours ~ red, blue, green, yellow, viO~f;ltand orange, in such a w:ay that each face is painted in a single colour and each colour is patntsd on only one face. Is tl1e face coloured blue opposite to tile face' coloured yellow? A. The face coloured red is adj:acent to that cotcured blue, and the' faoe coloured yeHow is adjacent to thefac'E! coloured red. B. The face coloured green is adjacent to the face coloured vi.olet as well as the face. coloured orange, while tile face coloured violet is not adjacent to the face coloured orange'. DIRECTIONS, for questions 37 to 40: Answe~ the questions on the basis of tile information given below. As part of organi.<:inga state level cricket tournament on the lines of the hLigely successful IPl, a popular cricketing club, The Santos Cricket Glub, decided to form Ih~ee eommlttees for the smooth. conduct of the tournament. The committees formed were the a.dministration committee, tl1[e finance committee and the
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mart<eting committee. Eachof the 42 members in Ihe generall council ofthe Santos Cricket Club was part of at least one ,oflhe three commttees, The fQllow~ng additional information is. also kncwn about the committees formed:


• •

A rnaxanum number of council members were part
of the finance committee. The EI.dministrafion committee had a totalo! 21 rnern bcrs in it. The number of members who were part of only the adrninistratlcn committee was ,!wo less than the number of members who were part of only the marketing committee. Fifteen members who were part: of the admtrastratloncorrrmittee were also part of at tsast one-of the other two committees. The number of members who were part of only the marketing committee was double the number of members who were part of the al:1 the three commlittMs. Among 'the members ofthe finan.ce committee, the number of members who were also Dart of the marketing committee was one less than the number of members who were part of only the ~inanG€ cornrrattee.

37. The minimum number of members who were part,of both the administration and the finance committees, butnot the marketing commRtee. is (1) 4 (2) 5 (3)6 (4) 7 38. Additional intorrnanon from which of the fol[owing statements will be sufficient to find the exact number of members in each committee? (1) Four members were part of all the three committees. (2) Siix members were part of on'ly the administration committee. (3) Twenty members were part of the markeUng committee. (4) Nine' members were pari of only the finance committee. 39. The number of members in any of the three >committeesis notless than (1) 19 (2) 18 (3) 16 (4) 15 41). After some lime il was decided that no member can be part of aU the three ccrnmittees, and hence members who were part of aU the tll'ree committees had to wit.hdrcaw from one committee. As a result, orne member opted OUI of the marketing commIttee, one member opted cot of the aorninletraton committee, while the remaining members who were part of all the three committees opted out of the finance committee. Which of tI'lefollowing statements is now true? (1) The maximum number of members are in the finance committee. (2) The maximum number of members are in the administration committee. (3) The maximum number of members are in the marketing committee, (4) Eiither (1) or (3)
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= 20

for questions
non-negative

41

to 60: Answer
roots does

the

quesuons

independently 48. The

of
sum

each other. af the lengths of" aH the 12 edges of a

many

the' equation

3Y-{2y'"
P) 42. If 0

1) '" 0 have? (2) 1

cuboidal (31 2 (4) 3
maximum Ihe block?

block ot wood is 72 m. What is the possible total surface area (in sq.m.) of

<1" b, c and. d are positive real numbers, where a =. 2b and 3c =: 4d; then find tile ratio of (apt? + 2thf) and (tied + 2bifd). (1) 41: 96

(1) 96

(i)

216

(3) 162

(4) 108

49. There are' ten cities -

L,.

(2) 41: 48 (3) 25 :1144 (4) Cannot be determined 43 .. If N ;;;; 2222sn3 + 55556000, then which ~ollowing,statements is true? (~) Nis divisible Iby 3, 7 and 11 but not 9. (2) N is divisible by 7, 9 and 11. (3) N 'is divisible lby '9 and t tbut not 1'. (4) N is divisiblelby 7 and 11 but notS ot the

X - some of which are connected other cities by one-way routes. networil, shows the routes by which between the cities. The direction indicates the possible direction of route,

M, N, 0, P, Q, R. S. T and to some of the The following one can travel of each arrow travel by that

44. In a group of 115 people, 60, 50 and 40 people like
games A. Band C respectively. The w~o like all the thr€e game;; is two-third the number of people who liike exactly two of the three, .games,. The: number of people who like ollly A and B' is the same as that of those who like only 8 and C, whichl, in tum, is ltie'same as that of those wfm I~keonly C and A.. If every personlikes at: least one ot Ihe three games, what Is the number of people who like all the three games? three different

number of people

P) 25

(2) 35 (3) ·10 (4) Cannot be determined 45. A will is biased such that heads occurs tour times as frequently as tails. Another coin is biased such that heads occurs 65% of the times. When the two coins are tossed sirmntaneously, wha.t is the pmbabilily of at least one tail tuming up? (1) 35% (2) 87% (3) 418% (4) 73%
46. Praful went to the market and bought apples, bananas and oranges. He purchased 131 least 25 fiuits of each variety and calculated thai if the cost of each orange was Rs.1 more and the cost of each banana was RsA more, then his total expenditure on the fruits would halve gOl'le up by Rs.136. If he bought a total of 80 fruIts, flnd the number of bananas he purchased.

In how rnany ways can one travel from city X to city

T, witl10·\.It covering any city more than once? (1) 7 (2) 8 (3) 10 (4) 11
50. two
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the page

left and the right margins together comprised 25% of width. If today the slslers exchange the books and start~eadin91 at 8:00 pm, til ell fimd the earliest !~me by which both sisters would have

(11) 26

(2) 27

(31 28

(4) 29

41.. Exac!ly3000

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flnlshed reading their respective books. Assume that lhe other aspects. like pag,e· size, top and bottom margins, of both the books are identical. (1) 10:24 p.m, the same day (2) 11:36 p.m. the same day (3) 12:48 81.m. Ihe next day (4)2;15 a.rn Ihle next day'

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Other arithmetic operators Ii.ke +, -, etc. have their usual rnearring ..
The value of which of the fOllowing expressions equall to @{a, b; c) ,+ @(.b, c, a) + @(c, a, b)? L 2#(,a, b, 0) II. 2{'(a, b) + "(b, c) + ~(c;a)} Ill, "(a, 2b) + '(2b, c) + "(c, 2a) (1) is

are three sets defined as below: P ::: {2, 6, 10, 14, ,._ , 1498} Q,;;;; {l, 5, 8.. 11 149.9} R ", {2, 7, ~2. 17, ., , 1497} Find n{P u Q u R). (~) 875 (2) 89.6 (3) 898 (4)900
Ihe students of his class as A. He aiso

On~y J and II
and III

(2} Only I
(4) Alii tihree statements

(3) Oniyt

53 .. A student of Statistics calculated the avsraqe height
of all

calculated the average of the average heights of all the possible pairs 01 students (two students taken at a time) as B. Further, he calculated the average of the average heights of aJI the posslhlefrlplets of students (th'ree students taken ala time) as C. Which of Vhe following is always true of the relationship among A, Band C? (11 A + 28 =- 3C (2) A + B ::: C (3) A'" 28 '" 3C (4) 3A '" 28 '" C
54.

58. If x. y and 2 are positive real numbers, for what: rattio oflMe values of y and z is the value of
X (

4y x ... -+-. Z +__;__+- t h errurnrnurrr, y 12x x 3z 4 (2) 1:.2 (-3} 3: 4

J

?

(1)1:
59 ..

(4) 4: 1

A

Find the reflection of the point (7, 11) in the x~y plane aboul the line x + y;;' o. (~) H1.~7) (2) (11,-7) (3) (-7,-11) (4) None of these
of the foll~ow.ingcannot be the sum of the squares of 12 consecutive odd natural numbers? (1) 2300 (2) 2924 (3) 3644 (4) 4356

55 .• Whioh

56., M and N are two stations on a railiway llne, A single rail track is present between thesa.statlons. X, Y and Zare three trains Ihat ruin belween M and Nl. X runs, half as fast as Y. which, in turn, runs at a speed 33113% less than that of Z.E.<ll:h day, X leaves M at 7:00 a.rn., for N, and as soon as it reaches N, Z startstrorn Nand reaches M at 9::00 a.rn. One day, X started 24 minutes behind schedule but increased its speed by 111'/9% to try to catch up 011

In tile above figure (not drawn to scale), the iengtll of the hypotenuse, AC. of the right-angled triangle ABC 1$12 em, DEFG is a rectanqle, with DE == 4 ern If the area of triangle ABC: is no! less than. that. of any right~ahgled triangl'€ whose hypotenuse is 12cm. find the area of DEFG. (1) 12 sq.crn. (2) 1.6 sq.crn, (3) 6 sq.crn, (4} 9 sq.crn.
60. Malini and Shalini play. a game 1111 which they first:
wri.le down the first n natural numbers and then take turns in inserting plus or minus signs between the numbers. Wihen all such signs have been placed, the resulting expression is evalaatsd ~i.e., the additions and subtracltons are performed). Malini Shalini wins if the absolute va:lue of the result is odd.

the schedLiJe. If Z also iincreased its speed and rescheo M at the usual time, find tM ratio of the speeds of Z and X, on that day. (1) 23: 5 (2) 31:.5 (3) 27: 5 (4) 29.: 5 57. Three mathematical
defined

wins if tile absolute value of Ihe result is even and Which of the following statements is true? (1) Malini wins it nis a multiple of 4 (2) Shalini wins if n is even (3) Shalilili wins if n is odd (4) Maliniloses if nis a multiple off4-

operators @, # and

*, are

@(a. b, c) #(a, b, c) '(a, b)

for mal numbers as below: = a(b + c)

:;;:

,ab+ bc+ cs ,ab

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