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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.