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Infosys Pattern Reasoning and English DAY-1

Infosys Pattern Reasoning and English DAY-1

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Number of Questions: 30 Time : 30mins Full Mins Marks : 30

Directions for questions 1-6: Read the pair of statements given below and mark the answer choice which follows most logically






All scientists are fools. All fools are literates (1) All literates are scientists. (2) All scientists are literates (3) No scientists are literates. (4) Both (1) and (2) are correct. No apple is an orange. All bananas are oranges. (1) All apples are oranges. (2) Some apples are oranges. (3) No apple is banana. (4) None of the above. All pens are elephants. Some elephants are cats. (1) Some pens are cats. (2) No pens are cats. (3) All pens are cats. (4) None of the above. All shares are debentures. No debentures are deposits. (1) All shares are deposits. (2) Some shares are deposits. (3) No shares are deposits. (4) None of the above. Many fathers are brothers. All brothers are priests. (1) No father is a priest. (2) Many fathers are not priests. (3) Many fathers are priests. (4) Both (2) and (3). Some green are blue. No blue are white. (1) No green are white. (2) Some green are white. (3) Some green are not white. (4) None of the above.

Directions for questions 7-9: Prakash and Ganesh are friends. Prakash has three sons while Ganesh has two. Product of the ages of Ganesh' s sons is equal to the product of ages of Prakash's sons. The maximum and minimum age differences between any two of Prakash's son's are 2 years and 1 year respectively. The age difference between the sons of Ganesh is 1 year. One of Ganesh's sons had fallen sick when he was nine-year-old. Ganesh had got married on February 29th, 19 years back. Ages of all the sons of Prakash and Ganesh are integers.



What is the age of the youngest son of Prakash? (1) 1 year (2) 2 years (3) 3 years (4) None of these What is the age of the eldest son of Prakash? (1) 9 years (2) 10 years (3) 7 years (4) Data insufficient What is the age of Ganesh's eldest son? (1) 13 years (2) 14 years (3) Data insufficient (4) None of these

Finland. channa (3) wheat. 10. channa Which of the following combination is not possible? i. which other items will he stock? (1) Wheat. then Holland also receives a medal. Udad. 11. On analysis of budgetary constraints and demand. urad. Moong If the grocer does not buy maize. Dals: Moong. Channa (4) Rice. 15. Grains: Wheat. then Iceland does not receive a medal If Bulgaria receives a medal. 12. Maize. buying moong. Maize. and Urad dal and Channa Dal cannot be bought together. Holland and Iceland are the only participants in an international curling Competition.ii. moong. Moong (2) Wheat. Rice. moong. yet he buys channa which is the possible combination of items he buys? (1) wheat. 13. Estonia. rice.iii . Iceland. Iceland (3) Germany. Denmark. The three teams with the highest scores receive medals. Which of the following could be the three teams that receive medals (1) Bulgaria. Masur. urad. Germany. Masur (3) Wheat. buying moong and urad together ii. Rice and Urad dal cannot be bought together. Canada (4) Finland Holland Bulgaria If Holland does not receive a medal. 14. rice. channa (4) wheat. Maize. masur. Channa. Denmark. There can be no ties and the following conditions apply:Finland scores higher that Estonia but lower than Holland Iceland scores higher than Estonia but lower than Germany Both Bulgaria and Canada score higher than Holland If Denmark receives a medal. Germany (2) Canada.Directions for questions 10-12: Bulgaria. Holland. Maize. He has to buy equal quantities of any four from the following varieties such that he stocks at least 2 types grains. Canada. Maize. channa (2) wheat masur. then which of the following two teams must receive medals? (1) Bulgaria and Germany (2) Germany and Canada (3) Canada and Finland (4) Denmark and Canada If Germany scores lower than Bulgaria. then each of the following must be true EXCEPT? (1) Canada receives a medal (2) Denmark scores higher than Bulgaria (3) Germany scores lower than Holland (4) Holland receives a medal Directions for questions 13-15: A grocer has to stock grains and dals. If the grocer decides to stock Urad dal. buying maize and rice together iii. he has reached the conclusion that Maize and Moong dal cannot both be bought together. masur and urad together (2) i and ii (3) i and iii (4) iii only (1) i.

28 x 106 units from the Sun. bananas. Directions for questions 19-24: The problems below contain question and two statements giving certain data. There are 20 green marbles in the jar. · Only one unit of any fruit can be eaten. if each of the 900 voters voted for either Amit or Mukund (but not both). If Vibha eats peaches. The Earth. If the speed of the current increases by 4 kmph. peaches. mangoes. (4) If Statement I and II together are not sufficient.12 x106 units II. · Vibha has at least one of the three fruits . The ratio of diameter of red marbles to green marbles is 2: 1. In a school election. apples. A man rows downstream and back. · Vibha does not have citrus fruits along with mangoes. pineapple. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient for answering the questions. II. 22. (3) If both statements I and II together are sufficient but neither of statements alone is sufficient. What is the smallest number of marbles. · Vibha has four fruits for dinner on any given day. and sweet lime. a total distance of 50 km in 2 hours.Directions for question 16-18 Vibha has a choice of the following fruits for dinner . · Vibha eats peaches only if she eats sweet lime. then the number of possible combinations is (1) 10 (2) 14 (3) 20 (4) 16 Vibha has mangoes. All the marbles in the jar are either red or green. 21. Given below is some additional information: · Oranges and sweet lime are citrus fruits. Sixty percent of the male voters voted for Mukund I. how long will the man take to complete the journey? I. II. which must be drawn from the jar in order to be certain that a red marble is drawn? I. guavas. . weighs 2.8 times as heavy as the Earth and twice as dense. (2) If Statement II alone is sufficient but Statement I alone is not sufficient. 20. The ratio of times taken by the man to travel downstream and to travel upstream is 5:7 at the current's original speed. The current helps the man to travel faster when going downstream. which of the following fruits can she not eat on the same day ? (1) Banana (2) Guava (3) Mango (4) Orange Vibha eats sweet lime and guavas.bananas. The correct answer is (1) If Statement I alone is sufficient but Statement II alone is not sufficient. The density of a planet varies directly as its weight and inversely as the square of its distance from the Sun. apples .everyday. II. 16. what percent of the voters in this election voted for Mukund? I. guavas. then the number of possible combinations is (1) 4 (2) 6 (3) 24 (4) 10 17.oranges. 18. Neptune is0. which is 4.719 x 106 units and has density 3. How far is Neptune from the Sun? 19. Eighty percent of the 'female voters voted for Amit. A jar is filled with 60 marbles.

y and N itself. and if no student got the same final score. x. Each correct answer gets 3 points. x. (Assume that x is always less than y. 1 point is subtracted from the score. What is the minimum number of questions a student has to answer correctly to get a final score of more than 20? (1) 5 (2) 6 (3) 7 (4) 8 If a student taking a test got a final score of 0. then what are the minimum and maximum possible final scores? (1) 11 and 17 (2) 11 and 26 (3) 14 and 17 (4) 14 and 22 27. For every question left unanswered. 2 points are subtracted from the score. . left at least 1 question unanswered and answered at least 1 question incorrectly. a student got the highest final score of 19. (2) N2 (3) √N (4) xN Directions for questions 25-30: In a quiz. the highest possible score for the student who came third would be: (1)18 (2) 17 (3) 15 (4) 11 If a student has answered at least 5 questions correctly. there are ten questions to be answered. All students taking the quiz start with a score of 5.) 23. then which of the following digits cannot occur in the final score? (1) 2 (2) 3 (3) 6 (4) 7 30. Integer x is a (1) Prime number (3) Data insufficient (2) Composite number x. y = (1) N (4) none of these 24. 29. For each wrong answer.Directions for questions 23-24: N is a natural number and it has only four distinct factors viz. 28. The minimum possible final score for a student taking the test is (1) 5 (2) 0 (3) -5 (4) -15 If in a test. what is the maximum possible number of incorrect answers he or she could have got? (1)1 (2) 3 (3) 5 (4) 7 If in a test only two questions are left unanswered. 26. 1. 25.

Unified VAT rates would result in a pan-Indian market which manufactures and traders can address. First. 3. Proponents of the tax argue that since inputs that go into the making ofa product are already taxed once. Eight major States. will replace the Sales Tax rates that different State levy. amounted to 18 percent. they should be set off at the higher levels along the chain. each of them has a stake in maintaining accounts in a transparent manner. But it remains as divisive as ever. Traders across the country welcomed VAT with a three-day nationwide strike. A unified VAT rate across the country. Only physical verification of individual invoices of which there will be millions can weed out the bogus claims made by traders understand that the tax authorities are unable to track and examine their credit feelings. (3) VAT is more complicated as compared to Sales Tax. Why should a tax that appears so reasonable at first glance provoke so much actrimony? The apprehensions about VAT can be broadly classified into three sets. small business particularly retail traders protested against it. they will deluge the system with spurious claims. Proponents of VAT argue that it will reduce price and enable a more efficient allocation of resources in the market.INFOSYS NEAR TEST PATTERN-1: ENGLISH Number of Questions: 30 Time: 30 Minutes PASSAGE – 1 Full Mark-30 The countrywide implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) finally got off the ground on April I. five under control of the Bhartiya Janta Party. The party which initiated the move towards VAT changed track. and 0. Which is/are the fear (s) about VAT? (1) Advantage of VAT is grossly exaggerated. This is exactly what happened in several advanced countries. Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have postponed its implementations. They claim that this would avoid the tax on tax effect which is inflationary. . According to the passage. The Bhartiya Janta Party was quick to realize the pote!1tial of dissent from this substantial section.6 percent of the total revenues. it is claimed. which one of the following statements is NOT true? (1) Unified VAT rates will stop the practice of offering competing incentives by States to attract investment. In India the mounting bogus claims on State finances by the VAT able entities class can add significantly to the problem of diminished revenues that VAT itself nay cause. Opposition to VA. it announced that the State under its control would not implement VAT until requisite preparatory steps were taken by the Union Government. according to Mukhopadhya. the net evasion of VAT defined as the deviation between actual and hypothetical revenue. VAT is an attempt to address the problem of taxing inputs. France. While the big industry organizations welcomed it and lobbied aggressively for its implementation. has had problem with the tax. (2) VAT undermines the Centre-State financial relations.T remains strong. The divisions on VAT are quite sharp. It will also halt the practice of State indulging in a race to the bottom by offering competing incentives to attract investment. It said that Bhartiya Janta Party-ruled States would not implement VAT until the Centre committed itself to a road map to phase out the Union Government levied Central State 'tax. (4) All the above. where the idea of VAT originated.7 percent of France's GDP. This amounted to 6.. there are fears that VAT's proponents grossly exaggerate the advantages of the tax when compared to the Sales Tax which has been the single most important source of revenue for the States for the past 75 years. 1. Several States have chosen not to implement it. Since entities along the supply chain have a stake in claiming set-offs for value addition that they have carried out. Two weeks before the regime was to take off. In 1981. Which country is credited with originating the idea of VAT? (1) India (2) USA (3) France (4) UK 2.

Only in a sparsely populated rural community it is possible to disregard it. He agreed that a train did come in the station at the time on the paper and that it did stop. Such an experience befell a certain young girl the first time she was travelling alone. Some friends of my family had this irritating habit. It is hard for energetic. PASSAGE – II Punctuality is a necessary habit in all public affairs of a civilized society. Although being early may mean wasting a-little time. The over-punctual can be as much a trial to others as the unpunctual. They are often more industrious and more useful citizens than those who are never late. has everything coordinated and organized for the matter in hand. if late for the dinner party.. If you are catching a train. If no accidents occur on the way like punctured tyres. The intellectual. (3) BJP-ruled States will implement VAT after the Centre clarifies abolition of Central Sales tax. sudden descent of fog. feeling sure that her father could not have made such a mistake. She entered the station twenty minutes before the train was due. since her parents had impressed upon her that it would be unforgivable to miss it and cause the friends with whom she was going to stay to make two journeys to meet her.(2) VAT will solve the problem of tracing inputs at multiple levels. this will be less then if you miss the train and have to wait an hour or so for the next one. But people are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only fault is cutting thing fine. She felt in her handbag for the piece of paper on which her father had written down 'all the details of the journey and gave it to the porter. The girl asked to see a timetable. And even a harder situation is to be on the platform in good time for a train and still to see it go off without you. The only thing to do was to ask them to come half an hour later than the other guests. they will be on time. The guest who arrives half an hour too soon is the greatest nuisance. And you avoid the frustration of arriving at the very moment when the train is drawing out of the station and being unable to get on i~. diversion of traffic. In ordinary living there can be some tolerance of un punctuality. To her horror he said that she was two hours too soon. Then they arrived just when we wanted them. so they are often tempted to finish a job before setting out to keep an appointment. Without it nothing could ever be brought to a conclusion. who is working on some abstruse problem. not passengers. but only to take on water. it is always better to be comfortable early than even a fraction of a minute to late. (4) Both big industry organizations and retail traders protested against the implementation of VAT. She gave her luggage to a porter and showed him her ticket. The porter went to fetch . quick-minded people to waste\ time. everything would be in a stage of chaos. He is therefore forgiven.

mysteries (2) Unity. (1) Reason. (2) She was disgusted to discover. (1) Cohesion. begged to be al10wed to slip into the guard's van. secrets (4) Collation. Select the appropriate set of words that makes the sentence most meaningful.to technical progress. The expression 'to her horror' used in the passage comes nearest in meaning to (1) She was very scared to see. it has been the strongest……. promote 11. encouragement (2) Origin. (3) You can get into the compartment of your choice. 7. 8 to 11): Each of the sentences below has blank spaces. boost (3) Cause. ……………took a vicious turn as well armed rebels massacred government forces . riddles 12.one and arrived back with the Station master. 5. exercise War has been. Genetic engineering in humans should be used to……diseases. (2) They did not want them to meet other guests.. (2) It elevates your social status. (2) Satiating. who produced it with a flourish and pointed out a microscopic '0' beside the time of the arrival of the train at his face. The author feels it is necessary to be punctual in a civilised society.incentive 10. . (3) It helps to conduct things without confusion. We can coax physical nature into………many of our wishes but we cannot………authority over it or make it changed its ways one jot. because (1) It makes people think that you are a good tempered person. (2) There is a chance of meeting the important people who travel by train.. empower 9. The author implies that it is better to arrive early at the station so that (1) There is not chance of missing your train. and since science began. The conflict of man with physical nature is turned into a………in proportion as man learns the ……. generate (4) Avoid. not to……genetic uniformity. throughout history. (3) She was disappointed to find. foster (2) Eradicate. (4) They were in the habit of arriving too early.of social cohesion. exercise (4) Strimulating. Following each sentence. (4) She was surprised to fin~ Direction (Qs. (1) Granting. 4. cater (3) Cure. (4) It makes your friends trust you. four sets of words are given numbered (1) to (4). And she had to watch that train disappear towards her destination while she was left behind. The author's family asked some of their friends to come half an hour later than others because (1) They did not like their friends. (4) You can find porters to help you and carry your luggage.of nature and there by becomes able to co-operate with her. the chief……. display (3) Satisfying. (3) These friends had to meet some other people on the way. puzzles (3) Harmony. 6. provocation (4)Source. 8. But the station Master was adamant: rules will not be broken. (1) Treat.

(3)/I donot know why. FOOT: FINGERS . Latin America has for long been a forgotten wasteland………….. Of all the problems. Identify the part that must be changed to make the sentence correct 16. (4) (1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D 18. (4) (1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D 20. which do have a relationship similar to the relationship between the given pair.(4) (1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D 19. paused (3)/at high tide and then reverses direction. 21. C & D. perhaps the most significant have been (3)/ the riddle of (4)/their own origin. I like the former the most. (1) earlier peace bids which ended in disaster (2) earliest peace bids which ended in disaster (3) early peace bids which ended in disaster (4) earlier peace birds which end in disaster 15.(1) The six-year old battle against Maoist insurgent (2) The six-year old battle for Maoist insurgents (3) The six-years old battle against Maoist insurgents (4) The six-year old battle against Maoist insurgents 13.5 m per second for about 12 hours when the tide is rising (2)/through the channel..Indian foreign policy (1) to the politics controllers (2) to the politics controllers by (3) to the political controllers by (4) to the politics controllers in 14. (2) B (3) C (4) D The water flows at (1)/about 2. She would have asked (1)/sita to leave her room that very minute (2)/if her brother would have been (3)/in the house that day. It is a pity that (1)/a son born from (2)/very good parents should live a life of misery (3)/and deprivation of the worst order. (4) (1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D Directions Questions 21-26: Select the pair of words. 16-20): Each sentence has four underlined parts marked At B. Vimal's two sisters (1)/are both (2)/very intelligent and hardworking still. Directions (Qs. (1) Intelligence investors make their move (2) Intelligence investors make its move (3) Intelligent investors make their moves (4) Intelligent investors make their move Hakeem said the Muslims had been overlooked in……………. (1)A 17. …………ahead of the herd. that have confronted (1)/human beings (2)/the beginning of recorded history.

the liberals oppose him. liberals believe that Galt would take conservative planning decisions. conservatives would not support Galt's appointment if the liberals did not oppose it. The HAPTA (Help All Poor Teaching Associates) has therefore decided to hike salaries and offer annual income tax relief . (3) Only people who believe in the concept of time would have built sundials and manufactured hourglasses. 28. Sites uncovered during archeological expeditions in many parts of the world including places like India have shown the existence of either hourglasses or huge sundials. For the same reason. liberals believe that Galt would make a good chairman of the Planning Commission. The speaker in the above paragraph implies that (1) (2) (3) (4) 29. will ensure that the Commission is dominated by the far Right for a long time to come. Scientists have uncovered evidence that even ancient people believed in the concept of time. liberals would not oppose Galt's appointment if the conservatives did not support it. The ratio of post-graduates opting for teaching has declined over the past decade. The reason that the Prime Minister appointed John Galt as the chairman of the Planning Commission. (2) Belief in the concept of time is the central tenet of most ancient civilizations.(1) bottom: top (3) pedal: handicap 22. Which of the following is an assumption based on the argument above? (1) The placement of time measuring instruments in the ancient civilizations indicates a feeling of reverence towards the concept of time. and the reason that the conservatives are happy about the decision is that they believe that Galt's appointment. The Inca temple in Peru is the earliest known example of this belief in the ability to calculate time. (4) All ancient civilizations worked day to day under a strict regimen based on time. NATURAL: SYNTHETIC (1) hypothesis: conclusion (3) fragrance: perfume 23 MOVING: STATIC (1) rain: cloud (3) river: alluvium 24 FAMILY: SPOUSE (1) business: partner (3) truth: witness 25 WRAITH: GHOST (1) vertex: summit (3) sloth: slogan 26 SMILE: FROWN (1) drink: eat (3) life: death (2) finger: thumb (4) pedicure: manicure (2) cotton: wool (4) honey: sugarcane (2) glacier: snow (4) dynamics : electronics (2) army: major (4) home: lady (2) surmise: combination (4) retinue: excuse (2) slip: fall (4) travel: run Direction Questions 27-30: Read the paragraph given below and choose the most appropriate answer to the question that follows 27. if approved by the Parliament.

The dissolution of the nuclear family has created instability for thousands of American children. where fewer than 10 per cent of all teenagers come from one-parent families academic achievement is on an all-time high. Most students are interested in professional courses like the MBA. if true. This is not the fault of the student. (2) Many more people took the test recently than took them in the last year in which the score rose.packages to those opting to teach at Post-Graduate level in an attempt to lure students to this career. -----------------------------XXX-------------------------- . Fewer students have been enrolling for Post-Graduate courses in the last few years. The HAPTA can implement any policy approved by the government. Increasing the benefits would help lure more people to opt for teaching. And students need stability to fulfill their academic potential. (4) Orphans tested the highest on standardized test of any subgroup of students. Average test scores on standardized tests have been dropping for the last decade. would most weaken the above statement (1) in New Guinea. (3) Fifty per cent of all scholarship students at American colleges last year were from single-parent homes. Which of the following. Which of the following is an assumption justifying the action of the HAPTA? (1) (2) (3) (4) 30.

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