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Proctored Mock CAT-4 2012
Answers and Explanations
1 a 2 a 3 b 4 c 5 a 6 d 7 a 8 c 9 b 10 a
11 d 12 b 13 b 14 d 15 b 16 b 17 d 18 c 19 a 20 b
21 b 22 c 23 a 24 c 25 c 26 c 27 b 28 b 29 c 30 c
31 d 32 b 33 d 34 a 35 c 36 d 37 b 38 b 39 a 40 b
41 c 42 a 43 d 44 d 45 b 46 d 47 b 48 d 49 c 50 d
51 a 52 d 53 b 54 b 55 d 56 b 57 c 58 d 59 d 60 c
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1. a A = {1, 4, 7, 10, …, 2004 terms}
B = {9, 16, 23, 30, ..., 2004 terms}
We first need to find n(A∩B).
The n
th
term of A = 1 + (n – 1)3 = 3n – 2.
The m
th
term of B = 9 + (m – 1)7 = 7m + 2.
n(A∩B) will be equal to the number of solutions of
3n – 2 = 7m + 2, where n and m are natural numbers
less than 2005.
7m 4
n
3
+
⇒ ·
If m = 2, n = 6;
m = 5, n = 13;
.
.
.
m = 857, n = 2001.
\ n(A∩B) =
857 2
1
3

+ = 286
Hence, n(A∪B) = n(A) + n(B) – n(A∩B)
= 2004 + 2004 – 286 = 3722.
2. a Let the C.P. of the article be <x.
\
1920 x x 1280
100 100
x x
− −
× · ×
⇒ 1920 – x = x – 1280
⇒ 2x = 3200
⇒ x = 1600
Hence, to make a profit of 25%, the S.P.
= 125% of 1600 = <2,000.
3. b Let the number of games won and those lost by the
man be N
w
and N
l
respectively.
Since he gains $2, N
w
– N
l
= 2.
Also, he does not lose more than twice.
The possible cases are (W→ Win and L → Loss):
Case (i): N
w
= 2 and N
l
= 0.
The only possible sequence is WW.
Case (ii): N
w
= 3 and N
l
= 1.
Possible sequences: LWWW and WLWW.
Case (iii): N
w
= 4 and N
l
= 2.
Possible sequences: LWLWWW, LWWLWW, WLWLWW
and WLLWWW.
Hence, the total number of possible Win-Loss
sequences = 1 + 2 + 4 = 7.
4. c
21
m(say),
2n 1
·

where m is an integer.
For m to be an integer, (2n – 1) should be 1, 3, 7 or 21
i.e. one of the factors of 21.
Hence, the number of integers in the sequence is 4.
5. a Interior angle of an n–sided regular polygon
=
( ) n 2
n
− π
· θ
2
n
π
⇒ ·
π − θ
The number of diagonals in an n–sided polygon
=
n
2
C n − = kn
( ) n n 3
kn
2

⇒ ·
n 3
k
2

⇒ ·
Hence,
( )
2
3
3
k
2 2
π ¸ _


θ − π π − θ
¸ ,
· ·
π − θ
.
Alternate solution:
If the polygon is an equilateral triangle, then, k = 0 and
60 . θ · ° Only options (a) and (b) satisfy these
conditions.
If the polygon is a square, then,
1
k and 90 .
2
· θ · °
Between (a) and (b), only option (a) satisfies these
conditions. Hence, it has to be the answer.
6. d Had x been a positive real number, then
66
x
66
x
x ( A.M. G.M.)
2 x
66
x 2 66
x
66
x 16.24
x
+
≥ × ≥
⇒ + ≥
⇒ + ≥
Q
Since x < 0,
66
x 16.24
x
+ ≤ −
Hence, the maximum possible integer value of y is
–17.
7. a Percentage increase in the number of copies sold by
‘Sare Khabar’ from 2008 to 2011 = x
5.2 4.5
100 15.56%
4.5

· × ·
Percentage increase in the number of copies sold by
‘Bharat Times’ from 2008 to 2011 = y
4.25 3.4
100 25%
3.4

· × ·
Hence, |x – y| = 25 – 15.56 = 9.44
8. c The number of copies sold by ‘Paper of India’ increased
in both 2008 and 2009 over the previous year.
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9. b The ranks of different newspapers for the five years
are shown in the table given below.
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1 PI PI PI TH TH
2 SS SK SK BT SK
3 TH TH TH SK BT
4 DU SS BT DU DU
5 SK BT SS PI PI
6 BT DU TN TN TN
7 TN TN DU SS SS
We can see from the table that ‘Bharat Times’ (BT) got
a different rank every time.
10. a
( ) ( )
2 2
2 2
AB 2 6 9 3 8 6 10 · − − + − · + ·
As A and B lie on the circumference of the circle,
diameter of the circle must be greater than or equal to
AB. So the radius must be greater than or equal to 5.
Hence, the radius of the circle cannot be 3.
11. d
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
99
100
1 2 3 4 100
0 1 2 3 99 100
f 2 1
f 2 1
f 2 1
f 2 1
f 2 1
f f f f f
2 2 2 2 2 2 1
· +
· −
· +
· −
· −
∴ + + + + + ·
+ + + + + · −
M
K
K
100 100
2 1 2 1
Rem Rem
127 127 127
1 1

· −
1 1
1 1
¸ ] ¸ ]
7 14 2
14 2
2
(2 ) 2 1
Rem
127 127
(1 127) 2 1
Rem
127 127
2 1
Rem 3
127
1
×
· −
1
1
¸ ]
1
+ ×
· −
1
1
¸ ]
1

· ·
1
1
¸ ]
Hence, the remainder is 3.
12. b Let the side of the squares be ‘a’ cm.
So the dimensions of the open box will be:
Length = (30 – 2a) cm
Breadth = (20 – 2a) cm
Height = a cm
\ (30 – 2a) × (20 – 2a) × a = 1056
Þ (15 – a) × (10 – a) × a = 264 = 11 × 6 × 4
Hence, a = 4.
13. b Let the number of red, black and yellow fishes in the
aquarium initially be 5x, x and 4x respectively and that
left in the aquarium be 5y, 3y and 7y respectively.
∴ x = 3y
x 3
y 1
⇒ ·
In order to minimize the number of fishes in the aquarium
initially, the value of x must be taken as least possible
i.e. 3.
Hence, 5x + x + 4x = 10x
= 10 3 30 × ·
14. d Let ∆
1
be the area of the circle outside the square and

2
be the area of the square outside the circle.
Given, ∆
1
= ∆
2
.
Area of the square inside the circle = πr
2
– ∆
1
Total area of the square = area of the square inside
the circle + area of the square outside the circle
= πr
2
– ∆
1
+ ∆
2
= πr
2
.
15. b
p
7 8 9 10 ... 135 n (720) × × × × × · ×
p 4 2 p
135
n (720) n (2 3 5)
6
· × · × × ×
In order to find the maximum possible value of p, we
have to calculate the highest power of 720 in
135
6
.
Highest power of 2
4
in
135 131 4
31
6 4
− 1
· ·
1
¸ ]
Highest power of 3
2
in
135 66 2
32
6 2
− 1
· ·
1
¸ ]
Highest power of 5 in
[ ]
135
33 1 32
6
· − ·
where [ ] denotes the Greatest Integer Function.
Therefore, the highest power of 720 in
135
6
is 31.
Hence, the maximum possible value of p is 31.
16. b As Nancy’s Savings were 2.5 times the amount
invested by the couple in Mutual Funds, i.e. 21% of
their total savings, Nancy’s savings were 52.5% of
their total savings and remaining 47.5% was of Ryan.
∴Ratio of their savings = 47.5 : 52.5 = 19 : 21
13% of the income of Ryan 19
27% of the income of Nancy 21
⇒ ·
Income of Ryan 19 27 171
.
Income of Nancy 21 13 91
⇒ · × ·
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17. d Let the income of Ryan be I
R
and that of Nancy be I
N
.
( )
R R
12% of I 27% of I 200000 · −
R
15%of I 27%of 200000 ⇒ ·
R
27
I 200000
15
⇒ · ×
= <3,60,000
( )
N N
Also, 10% of I 18% of I 200000 · −
N
8%of I 18%of 200000 ⇒ ·
⇒ · ×
N
18
I 200000
8
= <4,50,000
Hence, total income of the couple = I
N
+ I
R
= <8,10,000
18. c Let the income of Nancy be I
N
and that of Ryan be I
R
.
N
N
R
R
25I
I 4 24
100
30I
5 I 25
100
· ⇒ ·
Let I
N
= 24k, then I
R
= 25k.
24k 27 25k 13
194600 k 20000
100 100
× ×
+ · ⇒ ·
Hence, the money spent by Ryan on
Entertainment =
25k 18
100
×
= <90,000.
19. a Let the bowlers be represented by B
1
, B
2
, B
3
, …, B
n
.
If a particular bowler B
1
(say) did not bowl in pair with
two other bowlers, B
2
and B
3
(say), then B
2
and B
3
also did not bowl in pair with every bowler in the team.
Therefore, at least three bowlers must not have bowled
in pair with every other bowler in the team.
Hence, the maximum number of bowlers who could
have bowled in pair with every other bowler in the
team is n – 3.
20. b Let the lengths of AF and EC be 3x and 2x respectively
and ∠DAC be θ .
Thus, AE = 4x and CAB ∠ · θ .
From Statement A:
We have,
AD : AE = 5 : 4
As AE = 4x, AD = 5x.

1
AC AD sin
6 5
2
Required ratio 5 : 2.
1
3 4
AF AE sin
2
× × × θ
×
∴ · · ·
×
× × × θ
Hence, Statement A alone is sufficient.
From Statement B:
We have,
AF : AD = 3 : 5
As AF = 3x, AD = 5x.

× × × θ
×
∴ · · ·
×
× × × θ
1
AC AD sin
6 5
2
Required ratio 5 : 2.
1
3 4
AF AE sin
2
Hence, Statement B alone is sufficient.
21. b Let the speed of car A be s km/hr. Therefore, the
speed of car B must have been (s + 12)km/hr.
According to the given condition, there are two
possible cases: Either A was 91 km ahead of B or A
was 91 km behind B.
Case (i): A was 91 km ahead of B.
× − + × ·

21
s (s 12) 7 91
2
s = 50
Case (ii): A was 91 km behind B.
+ × − × ·
⇒ −
21
(s 12) 7 s 91
2
s = 2
Since s cannot be negative, it has to be 50.
22. c If a number of the set S
2
is divisible by at least four
distinct prime numbers of the set S
1
, then it will be
divisible by their product as well.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 7, i.e. 210 = 3.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 11, i.e. 330 = 2.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 13, i.e. 390 = 1.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 17, i.e. 510 = 1.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 19, i.e. 570 = 1.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 5 and 23, i.e. 690 = 1.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 7 and 11, i.e. 462 = 1.
The number of numbers in S
2
divisible by the product
of 2, 3, 7 and 13, i.e. 546 = 1.
There is no other combination of four or more prime
numbers in set S
1
that divides any of the elements of
set S
2
.
Hence, the required number of elements = 11.
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For questions 23 to 25:
Since each department appears four times in the given
combinations, the total number of employees in the organization
=
870 600 780 670 630 850 640
4
+ + + + + +
= 1260.
The number of employees in MR department = (MR, HR, FN, OP
+ TC, TL, AD, MR) – 1260 = (870 + 600) – 1260 = 210.
Similarly, the number of employees in HR, FN, OP, TC, TL and
AD are 190, 220, 250, 120, 40 and 230 respectively.
Using the information given in the graph, the data can be
tabulated as shown below.
Department
Total number
of employees
Male
employees
Female
employees
MR 210 147 63
HR 190 76 114
FN 220 143 77
OP 250 175 75
TC 120 96 24
TL 40 30 10
AD 230 138 92
23. a The ratio =
114 19
, i.e. 19:16.
96 16
·
24. c The difference between the number of male
employees and the number of female employees is
the highest in OP department, i.e. 100.
25. c The percentage =
(147 143 138) (114 75 92)
100
(114 75 92)
147
100 52.
281
+ + − + +
×
+ +
· × ≈
26. c
log x
10
5
log 5
10
x 50 + ·
⇒ + ·
log log x x
10 10
5 5 50
(Since
log c log a
b b
a c · )

⇒ ⋅ ·
log x
10
2 5 50

log x 2
10
5 25 5 ⇒ · ·

10
log x 2 · ⇒ x = 100
27. b Given,
1 68 5
x 3
1
21 21
y
z
+ · · +
+
.
As x is a natural number, the only possible value of x
is 3.
1 21 1
y 4
z 5 5
∴ + · · +
As y and z are natural numbers, the only possible
values of y and z are 4 and 5 respectively.
x y z 3 4 5 12. ∴ + + · + + ·
28. b His shop must have been visited by at least
90 customers.
The number of customers who bought both Rose and
Tulip = 70.
The rest 20 customers must have bought just 1 Tulip
each.
29. c From Statement A: As the sum of x, y and their LCM
is 11, the possible pairs of the values of x and y will be
(1, 5) and (2, 3).
Therefore, the product of x and y is either 5 or 6.
Hence, Statement A alone is not sufficient.
From Statement B: As x + y = 5, the possible pairs
of the values of x and y will be (1, 4) and (2, 3).
Therefore, the product of x and y is either 4 or 6.
Hence, Statement B alone is not sufficient.
From Statements A and B: Combining the two
statements, we get the product of x and y as 6.
30. c Let the number of volunteers be x.
\ the number of members = 1.4x
Total contribution made by the members
= 1100 × 1.4x = <1540x
Now, <1540x is 88% of the total amount raised,
therefore, the remaining 12% = <210x.
Hence, the average contribution made by the
volunteers =
210x
x
= <210.
31. d Option (a) is not the author’s opinion but one of the
planks of a theory. Option (b) is derived from rhetorical
questions which the author had raised during the
course of the passage and gives opinions as
answers. Option (d) can be inferred from the lines, “In
practice those political systems we call democracies
give their citizens only a very limited role in government.
They are entitled to vote at periodic elections, they are
occasionally consulted through a referendum when
some major constitutional question…”
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32. b Refer to the lines in the last paragraph, “The reason is
that there is a widespread belief that ordinary people
are simply not competent to understand the issues
that lie behind political decisions, and so they are happy
to hand these decisions over to people they regard as
better qualified to deal with them. An uncompromising
statement of this point of view can be found in Joseph
Schumpeter’s book Capitalism, Socialism and
Democracy (1943), where it is argued that the citizen’s
job is to choose a team of leaders to represent him or
her, not to attempt to decide issues directly.” All the
other options are refuted by the author in the passage.
33. d Option (a) is correct. Refer to the lines, “they are
occasionally consulted through a referendum when
some major constitutional question has to be decided.”
Option (b) can be inferred from the lines, “and they
are allowed to form groups to lobby their
representatives on issues that concern them…” Option
(c) is also correct, “Real power to determine the future
of democratic societies rests in the hands of a
remarkably small number of people – government
ministers, civil servants, and to some extent members
of parliament or other legislative assembly.”
34. a Sentence 1 is incorrect because it incorrectly uses
the phrase at the outside of. “At the outside” means at
the most. The correct usage was “outside of” which
means outside or on the outer limit/surface. Sentence
2 is incorrect because it has an oft-used but incorrect
phrase “in this regards”. The correct phrase is “in this
regard” which means on this point. Sentences 3 and 4
are correct and hence the answer is option (a).
35. c As Niret got Rank 5 in Physics, Usha must have got
Rank 4 and Rank 5 in Physics and Chemistry
respectively. Since Rehan’s rank was better than
Soni’s rank in Physics, Rehan must have secured either
Rank 1 or Rank 2. However, had Rehan got Rank 1 in
Physics, the number of students with ranks between
Niret and Rehan could not have been equal in the two
tests. So, Rehan must have secured Rank 2 in Physics.
Since there were two people between Niret and Rehan
in Physics, they must have got Ranks 1 and 4 in
Chemistry. Niret could not have got Rank 4 as he, in
that case, would have become the second person
besides Usha to be in the bottom two in both the tests.
The final arrangement is given below.

Rank
Subject
Physics Priya Rehan Soni Usha Niret
Chemistry Niret Soni Priya Rehan Usha
5 1 2 3 4
As we can see, Rehan got Rank 4 in Chemistry.
36. d AB is a mandatory pair as B gives specific examples
of the ‘series of covert warfare blows….’ in A. CD is
also a mandatory pair as the ‘a more prudent
explanation’ of D has its beginning in C.A starts the
paragraph. This makes Option (d) the best option.
37. b The author explains how a great artist is not
understood by the masses and is mocked by them.
Satire, the author says, which was used to mock the
artist paid him homage as this mockery confirmed the
rightness of the artist’s work. Option (b) goes on to
explain this by stating the reason for this confirmation.
38. b Option (a) can be ruled out because it mentions the
medium used by the Bushmen for their paintings while
the penultimate sentence describes a specific painting
in the Bleeding Nose Shelter. Option (b) is the answer
because it is a conclusion to the information stated in
the paragraph. Option (c) can be ruled out because it
mentions the Sonya’s Cave Shelters whereas the
paragraph has specifically discussed the Bleeding
Nose Shelter. Option (d) is incorrect because the tone
does not match with that stated in the paragraph – the
description of the paintings has been made in the
present tense.
For questions 39 to 41:
From statement (i), the annual incomes (in lakhs) of Anuj, Bindra
and Dipanshu are 4, 6 and 8, not necessarily in that order.
From statement (ii), the person whose earns the highest saves
35% of his/her income and Chitra saves 25% of her income.
However, from statement (iii), Eshan’s income is the least, i.e.
3 lakhs. Hence, the incomes of Chitra and Farhan are 10 lakhs
and 16 lakhs respectively.
From statement (iii), Eshan’s income is 3 lakhs and his savings
are one-twelfth of the savings of the person who invests in
MF; this is possible only if Eshan saves 10% because if it is
more than 10%, the savings of any other person cannot be
twelve times that of Eshan’s savings. Thus, we can conclude
that the person who invests his savings in MF earns 6 lakhs
and saves 60% of his income.
Now, from statements (i), (iv) and (v), the following conclusions
can be drawn.
Dipanshu Anuj Bindra Chitra
↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
6 (60%) + 8 (40%) = 4 (20%) + 10 (25%)
↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
MF Commodities Shares Bonds
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The final arrangement has been tabulated below.
Name Income
(in lakhs)
Percentage
Savings
Savings
(in lakhs)
Instrument
Anuj 8 40 3.2 Commodities
Bindra 4 20 0.8 Shares
Chitra 10 25 2.5 Bonds
Dipanshu 6 60 3.6 MF
Eshan 3 10 0.3 FD
Farhan 16 35 5.6 RS
39. a The difference = 2.5 – 0.3 = 2.2 lakhs
40. b Chitra invests her savings in Bonds.
41. c The annual income of Farhan is 16 lakhs.
42. a The paragraph discusses virtue and specifically one
such as honesty or generosity. The paragraph ends
by discussing the disposition of a virtuous person.
Option (a) follows because it comments further on
this point and presents evidence on the multi-faceted
track of this disposition. Option (b) can be ruled out
because it abruptly ends the paragraph – whereas
the penultimate sentence suggests that the author
shall, in the next sentence, explain her point. Option
(c) comments on the most significant aspect of this
mindset, whereas the paragraph has just started to
explain the mindset/disposition. Option (c) should
appear only once the author presents at least
introductory aspects of the disposition. Option (d) can
be ruled out because it is too specific – the paragraph
is concerned with virtue and the disposition of a
virtuous person.
43. d To talk a good game means to sound convincing, even
if not sincere. To talk your way out of something means
to make excuses and give reasons for not doing
something. To talk at someone means to say something
to somebody without listening to their reply. The correct
phrasal verb in option (d) is ‘talk down’ which means
to speak to somebody as if they were less important
than you. The correct expression is “she usually talks
down to her peers”.
44. d We can infer option (b) from the lines,” But beginning
in the early 1400s, other categories of sitters, such as
women, well-to-do merchants, and even artists, also
began to be represented in ever-greater numbers in
independent portraits.” This supports the statement
given in the question. Refer to the lines,” independent
painted portraits of a very small number of kings and
pontiffs had existed “This explains that discovery of
portraits of kings etc. belonging to a period prior to the
Renaissance is not unusual and does not mitigates
the given statement. Hence options (a) and (c) are not
the correct choices. Option (d) states that women
and merchants etc. featured prominently in many
paintings prior to the Renaissance. This, if true, means
that the explosion mentioned in the passage was not
sudden and did not belong to Renaissance but was a
phenomenon which had started earlier.
45. b The passage focuses on the rise of the idea of
individualism during the Renaissance. The ideas stated
in the passage explain how the focus shifted towards
depicting individual qualities of the person(s) being
portrayed. This comes out clearly in option (b) where
the portrait depicts through the painting the qualities of
the Duke (courage and determination). The passage
is silent on Renaissance being a period where the
pictures depicted reality .Hence options (a) and (c)
are incorrect. Option (d) is beyond the scope of the
passage as it talks about the technique and not the
effect.
46. b Option (a) has been mentioned in the passage but is
not the main idea of the passage. Option (b) is also
incorrect because the author does not dwell on the
Pre-Renaissance period. Refer to the lines,” there is
no doubt that the Renaissance did see an explosion in
the production of painted and sculpted portraits of
recognizable individuals……..” and “And even in
portraits of the traditional elite, a growing interest in
individual psychology and physiology is evident,
thereby reflecting the period’s new approaches to
depicting space, nature, and human anatomy
increasingly naturalistically.” Option (d) is correct as
the author acknowledges that the concept of
individuality had manifested itself in this period.
For questions 47 and 48:
From statements (i), (iii) and (v), the number of cases heard by
three of the benches were 7, 10 and 11.
Thus, the sum of the number of cases heard by the other two
benches = 40 – 7 – 10 – 11 = 12.
Since two of the benches heard an equal number of cases,
the cases heard by the five benches were either 5, 7, 7, 10
and 11 or 6, 6, 7, 10 and 11.
From statement (ii), B1 heard 5 cases more than B4, therefore,
the number of cases heard by B1 was either 10 or 11. However,
from statement (v), B5 heard 11 cases. Therefore, the number
of cases heard by B1 was 10 and B4 was 5.
The benches headed by Justice Kalra and Justice Binay heard
7 cases each and the one headed by Justice Pakad heard 10
cases. From statement (iv), Justice Raunak’s bench must have
heard 5 cases.
The final table is given below.
Bench B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
Number
of cases
10 7 7 5 11
Justice Pakad Kalra Binay Raunak
47. b B2 and B3 together heard 14 cases.
48. d B4 – Raunak – 5 is the correct combination.
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49. c Complaint will be directed towards a problem. Hence
‘stumble’ cannot be considered. In the second blank
we need a noun that refers to parts (of the
problem).’Sinter’ which means a chemical sediment or
crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring
does not fit the blank. Elements is the best choice for
the second blank.
50. d ‘To tap someone for something’ means that you
persuade them to give you something you want,
especially money. ‘To tap in something’ means to force
it into a surface by hitting it with light blows. ‘To tap out
a sound’ means to produce it by hitting a surface
lightly. The correct phrasal verb in option (d) is tap into
which means when they manage to obtain energy or
money etc. from a resource pool. The correct
expression is “she tapped into the university’s private
funds.”
51. a AD is a mandatory pair. “That something” mentioned in
D refers to “in my nature something that”. This eliminates
option C.C should be followed by A.BE is another
mandatory pair. “It” in B and E refers to Humility
mentioned in D. Hence BE should follow D.
52. d Options (b) and (c) can be inferred from the passage
but they also do not contradict the statement that
patronage of widows and nuns left a deep impact.
Option (a) is incorrect. Hence correct answer is (d).
53. b Refer to the following lines in paragraph 2,” Like
Artemisia, 15th- and 16th-century widows were also
usually concerned first, foremost, and often solely,
with commissioning an appropriate funerary monument
for their husbands”. This makes option (b) the best
option. Options (a), (c) and (d) can be negated from
the same paragraph. Option (a) is too narrow and is
true only of one widow in the passage.
54. b Refer to the lines, “The role of the patron was crucial
to art-making in the Renaissance. Indeed, one could
argue that it was the patron who was the initiator of
almost all significant artistic projects, and that it was
the patron who determined an individual artwork’s
most important features and characteristics, including
what material it was made from, where it was
displayed.” Option (a) can be negated from the
following lines, “although knowing about a work’s
patron can never explain everything about an art object,
understanding a patron’s circumstances can provide
us with important insights.”
For questions 55 to 57:
6 5
4
3
2 1
8
7
From statement (i), we can deduce that the Indian and the
Chinese members are seated alternately. Also, from statements
(iv), (v) and (vii), M and S are Indian and N and R are Chinese.
Let us first fix the positions of P and L. Suppose P is to the right
of L. Two cases arise – L is either a Chinese or an Indian.
Case I: L is a Chinese and seated at position 1, therefore,
positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 are occupied by Chinese and the rest by
Indians.
Then Q, the Indian CFO, must be seated at position 4.
M and S, both Indians, sit at diagonally opposite positions as
per statement (vii), which is not possible.
Case II: L is an Indian and seated at position 1, therefore,
positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 are occupied by Indians and the rest by
Chinese.
Then Q, the Chinese CFO, must be seated at position 4.
From statements (iv) and (v), N, a CMD, must be sitting at
position 8. Therefore, M, R and S sit at positions 3, 6 and 7
respectively.
Further analysis gives the following arrangement.
Q
P
N
R
M
L
S
COO
T
CMD
CFO
COO
CEO
CFO
CMD
CEO
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Similarly, we will arrive at the following arrangement if P is to
the left of L.
N
L
T
R
S
P
M
COO
Q
CFO
CMD
CEO
CFO
CMD
CEO
COO
Here Indian, and Chinese
55. d The Chinese CEO is either P or T.
56. b M and N cannot be neighbours.
57. c Q, who is a CFO, is the third person to left of T.
58. d From statement (ii), the only ball between B1 and B3 is
B4. Hence, the arrangement is B1/B3 – B4 – B3/B1.
From statements (i) and (iii), B2 and B5 are equidistant
from B4, and B5 is to the right of B2.
Hence, the arrangement should look like
B2 – B1/B3 – B4 – B3/B1 – B5.
Hence, B6 must be at one of the ends of the row and
the other end of the row will be occupied by either B2
or B5.
59. d A government administration will issue official
statements or orders. Hence ‘decreed’ fits best as it
means official order. The second part of the sentence
uses believed so ‘presumably‘ fits best as it means to
be true. Hence the best answer is D.
60. c Sentence 1 is incorrect because it has a dangling
modifier. The correction should be “Hidden in a
basement, Sukiyabashi was brought forth into the
worldwide cultural milieu thanks to its appearance on
Anthony Bourdain’s TV show.” The link is between
the modifier “hidden in a basement” and “Sukiyabashi”.
Sentence 2 is also incorrect because the phrase
“recent release” indicates the present perfect – an
activity that has just got over in the present. And so
sentence should have a verb in the present perfect
tense (has added) and not in the simple past tense
(added). Sentence 3 is correct. Sentence 4 is incorrect
because it uses the relative pronoun “that” in a
redundancy.

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