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SECTION -I
L0 2. 0
3. 4 5. B A D 6.

7. C 8. C
9. C 10. D

B

12. 0
13. D 14. B 15. A

11. A

16. A 17. D 18.. C 19. D 20. 0

21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

B B B C D

26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

0 0
B

A A

SECTION-II
2. 3. 4. 5.

LC
B A A D

6. 7.

C C

11. A 12. D

8. 0
9. C 10. B

13. C 14. C
15. B

16. A 17. D 18. A

21. C 22. C

26. A 27. B

19. C
20. B

23.0
24. A 25. C

28.0
29. A

30. C

Solutions
SECTION -I
Solutions for questions J.,

1 til 9:

1.

be observed that since all the eight pieces are identical,. it is sufficient to consider the avsraqe cost per sq.em of pa~ntingal1d multiply it witih the total surface area of all the eighl pieces. Each of the three perpendicular cuts grates exactly 2 circles (radius 10 em) of a.dditiona'i suliace area, apart from ths original surface area of the sphere. Hence total: surface area of all eight pisces
ClI.1i

It

Since k and! 3k are roots, oj cxz + ax + b '" 0, we can consider a, b, C <liS unknowns and! write two equations (k2)c+(k)a+(1)b:::O --'> (1) 2 and 19k )c"" (3k)a "' (l)b 0 -) (2) For any two equations a.x " b1y ... C1Z 0 and a.x+ b2y + GzZ '" 0,

=

=

x
b1G2
-

y b2Cl
a1G2 - a2Gl

alb:? - a:zb1

Now from (1) and (2)<,8, b, C can be relatedas

C 3k _k - -(9k~ _k2)
Now substitut~ng equation given in We get 3(3mK -I2 =>9k -I- 12k - 5
=}

gk3~3k3

"'m(say)-?

(3)

fer values of a, b, C from (31 mte the the question, i.e., 3(b - a) ;;; 5c,

=0

4mK'j = 5(2rnk)
> 0)

k"

+ 2 ± J144 + 180 '" -12 + 18 (~:k
18

:;;:3x (2:x 11~1+ 41!~ :;;:10nil Also, average cost of painting, per sq. ern
- (0+"1+2+3+4+5+6+7)_"35 ~

=>k'" .

1 "3 and

(k)"k ==

.1

,(1)3 '3

18 1

S

. " ~ '" . per sq. em ( or-

'

7"J 2

27

Altemative sclutlon: 3(b - a)

Hence, required cost 01 pa,intiing

=
2.

22 10x X (10)2 72'

X-

7

= ~11

= 50 can

be re-written as ~ '" .!:... -!..

GOO

Chotce ID) In e; +

3

c

c

--'>

W

ax + b::; D, sum

otroots

'" 3k + k '" -8

(2 + ;)
='

( 2 + ~ ) ~ 4 + 2 (; + ;

J + p~
= 4+-

e

" 4k

Product of roots.

=

3~

= .!:.. .. Now,
c

it can be observed that

4+-,-+-,-(slOcep+q=1) pq pq

2

1

.

3

pq
(.

(%J
2
I.e., - 3. IS pq

and (-~)

can be directly plug!led

into eq (1) and

p+ S'

a=

1.

salved for k.

".. 'InCB p, q > IJI, pq is maximum wnen p

= q "'- 1

.~. 31( + 4k"

-

5 3

~ g!(1 + 12k - 5" 0

minimum)

=> 4 +

_l_ ~
pq

4 + (3 )'

1

=

~k"" 16., Hence, E is at least 16.
.-. k =
1lk

-12+Jr-14-'4-+-1--8-0 18

(iY

=-12+18 18

=..!.
3

(sincek>O)

= 2~

Choke (8)

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Factors of 72 less than 23 are 1,.2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9,.12, 18, The following combinations yield 23 as the sum (18 .. 3 ;- 2), (12 +8 T 3), {9' + 8 + 6) (12 + 9 + 2) r, A total 4 sets ou (x, y, z) exist. Choice (B) 7.

c

Say ,3 stations are chosen from the 38 nntermediate stations
between Gud~vada and Yacldanapudii such that they are not

ccnsecuhve. Them are 35 remaining stations, which wlll
have 36 gaps (shown by x) x:~ x§_x§_ x ~ X~)( ....... x§_x => The 3 stanons sMuldl have Men chosen from the 35 gaps, .-. No ..of ways == o6Cg = 714(1 Choice (C]

o

8,

lu the

roots are Ireall,then dlscrlrnlnant

~ p2 _ 4 x 12 ::::O~ p2 <: 48 ~

Ipl;::J48
Gi'naice (q

2;

I)

~ Ipl;::4/3
But pis tne sum of the roots

=>
In this Case, B, C, P colnclde, Now ABD is a right - angled triangle. .'~ AD must be the diameter. Given AB 5.1 cm and CD .. 6.8 cm

la1 + Cl.21·;:: 4/i

(Xl &.0:2

9,

3p + 4q::; 70~

p+~'-' 3 3

4q

7() =-

3

=

. f 70 . R emamder ot=-- '" 1.

J5.12 + 6.82=

8.5 cm

..~ Radius = 4.25 em, wtlidhis. the maximum distance irom the centre to the point of intersection. Choice (A) 5. Let 600 = Sum of m consecutive natural numbers (m 2: 2) ::; Say n + (n+1) + (n+2), .. (n + (m-~)

Since p is an integer, Rem (

~q)

should also be 1,

The smaaest va~ue of q for whi:ch Rem

(~qJ '"

lis q

= 1.

~ 600 '" - (2n+m-1) 2
~ 1200" m(2n+ m~1) -t In the above eq,uation ~et 2n+m-1 Now, if m is even, N wlll be odd and iiI m is odd, N will be even Also, N ~ m (: 211 - 1 ~ ~}) However, case (a) above is, possible only when m is a multiple of 16. since highest power o~ 2 in 1200 is 16_ :. uncsr case (a) W8 have only one possibility i.s ,.12Dt] = 16 x 75 (i.e, m 16, NI = 75). Beo:;ause, for the next possible powers of 16, rn> N, which vlolates the earlier condition that N :2: rn, For exemple; 1200'"' 48 x 25 is not possible. Since 48> 25 .. Now, under case (b), rn can assume the value 01 all possible odd factors of 12t]Q (i.e., simply factors. of 75) less (1) '" NI
-t -t

m

jEll
Ib)

:. q = 1 + 3k, Sub,slituting in 3p + 4q:: 70, p '" 22 -4k Sincep, e » (J ~ 22-4k > O:::}O:::; k 5 5 But given x :> y" 22- 4k :> 3k + 1 7k <: 21 ~k-<:3 r. k .. 0, 1, 2. A total of 3 values exist. Choice (Cj

=

=

Solutions 10.

for questions

10 to 12:

=

For the ratio of total number of medals worn to GDP to be the highest, the ratio of GDP to medals worn should be fihe least. . "_ 30031 For Kenya" ,Itis ._-

14

- 2145 - 1040.2

For KazaKhstan, itt is ---

.

135229

13
-4

than

J1200 (": m s N} i"e., less than 34. The, odd factors 011200 that are less than 34 are .3,5,15 and 25.

. F or J amalea, . .139~1 It IS -11

1"64

Hence four posslblllties exist under case (b). Hence, a lola'l of 1 + 4 5 possible ways are there to write 600 as lhe sum of two or more consecutive natural

=

26642 ;:;..; , "'806 For EL!op!a,,!t .. !!s -h· . _ 7
;.The ratio of GOP to total number of medals worn is the least for Jamalca. ;.The ratio of total number of medals won to GOP is the highest for Jamaica, Choice (D]

numbers,

Choice (D)

Note: if question had instead asked for number of ways of writing 600 as SLum of two or more consecutive integ.ers {not natural numbers) then Ihe condition Nt 2; m can be retaxed and we wou~d hence get extra possibilities under both case (a) and case/b). You may work out the same for your practice. ~+~+~=~

11.
ICountry Silver medals [China 21 IUnited States 38 21 IIRussla IAustralia 15 I KenlYa 4 4 IKazakhstan [Jamaica 3 Ethiopii:l 1
1

130% of total medals
:30% of 130% of 30% of 30% of 130% of 130% of 130% of !30% of 100;:; 30 11.0 = 33 73 ",.21.9 t.e, 22 46·;:;' 13.8, Le. 14 14" 4.2, i.e, 5 13 ::;: .9, i.e, 4 3 11 :::3.3, i.e. 4 7 " 2.,1, i.e. 3

1

1

1

23

x

y

z

72

.:!_ .:!_

x ' y'

2 z

can be represented

,"

as K1,

72' 72

K, and~
.

72

as x, y, z are all tess thsn 7.2

.'~ K1, Kz, KJ
K 1 '" K 2

must be· factors of 72, each greater than 1. = ~3 ~ Kj + K2 + K3::: 23

72

+K3

72

From the above, iit Can be seen [hat United States, Australia, and Kaza~tlS!all have silver medals contri'bUltingl at least 30% of their medals lall:y. Choice (A)

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... 18 and 19:

Gold

+ Bronze) a

Solutions to be the least. the Let

for questions

contribution O'f Gold musl. be highest. Hence. it is sufficient to check fat Ihe countries w~idhtnave high conmouuon 1IT0m Gold, Only Chiina, Jlama,ica and Ethiopia have ~igh contribution from Gold. The ratio is the leas! for Ethtopia, Choice (D) Solutions for questions

be the probability .of a defect occurring only duril"lg process let )(2, X:J and X-! be the probabilities of defects oceurrlnq on~y during processes P2, P~ and P4 respectively. Given thai output at tine end of process P2 is 19% defective. That is, the proba.bility of a cetect occurring during process P, or

x,

P1. Similarly,

P, ls 19%. ~ P (X1 v)ld"

19%

13 to 15: 1.2 x 52

113. Cost 01 purcha.sing 52 issues from news-stand" =~624 Cost of annual subscrlption through direct mail Processing fee on cheque ;::~20

= ~350

.'~Total cost incurred by Animdh = i!370 624 -370 .'~ Savimgs % '" "" 40.71%
,624 Choice (D)

Slrnllarty, p ()('1 U )(~ ~.) =: 35.2% U P (K1 U X2 U X) u >4) 38.44% P (XI U )(2 U )(3) P (Xi U )(2) + p ()(3) - P I[(xiv xJ n. x~J since defect in each process is independent of defect in ,any other, P[(X1 v >;2) n Xa] ? (X,1 V X2) xP (X3) P(x, v x2 V X~)'" P (Xl V X2) + P (x,]-IP (Xl v )(2) p (~) .~,352% '" 19% + P{xa) -·19% P(X3) :::::> 35 ..2% 19% -I- 100% P(X:3)-19% P(X:!) ;;;;.81 % P(~) = 16.2%

=

=

=

=

~ P(Xs) = -. -.

16.2 = 20% 81
V

114. Cost of subscription for Jabeena

=2

x f350

= noo

Sirnllerly,

I='

Additlonat cost due, to prccesstnq fee'"

2% 01700 :;;; 14 ~

.'~ Total cost incurred" U14 Total revenue obtained from sales in the· news-stand "{[36 weeks x 2 copies/week] + [7 weeks x {) copies/week]

+ [52 - (36 + 7m x 12 =: ~81.x 12 = ~972
RevenlJe from selling unsold copies in second hane market =: [7 wee'ks x 2 copies/week + 9 weeks x 1 oopyrweek~ x f4/copy" \!HZ r: Total revenue = ~gn + rn2 = ~1 064 Profit % " (106;1-4 714 ) x100

=> 38.44% sa 35.2% ... ~oO% P(Xj) - 352% P (N.) => 64.8% P(:X4)= 3.24% 3.24 1 ~P(x~)", --=-' ;;;5%. M.8 20
18.

(XI V

X2V Xl v Xl) ;::P (XI

X2v Xl) + f'(Xj} - P(X1 V

X2V

Xa) 1='(>4)

= 49.02%
Choice (B)

Given P(x,) = 10% P(X1 U x:r} =: IP(Xl) + P(X2) - P(x,) P(x<) => 19% = 10% + 100% P(Xl) - 10% P(X2). => P(x~) '" 10% Pr.obability that a defective object observed at lile end of process P3 was defectively processed .by both P, and P2 but not by p~

_ ph) P{x2) (1-ph)} (10%) (100/~)(1-20%)
P(X.1 vX2 VX3}
=

0.8

35.2%

= 35.2
Choice

15.

Cost of purchasing 26 issues in e-book I'ermat

'" 26 x 25 '" ~650
Since payment is through net-banking, there ls no processinq fee. :~ Tota! cost incurred by Steve'" 'f650 By spending <650. Soumya can subscribe for two years througih direct mail and pay through DD, r: She would then receive 2 x 52" 104 copies, l.e, 7,8 more copies than Steve does. Choice (A)

= 2.273%

(q

19. Probability that a defective widget from the output of P4 was processed defectivety on~y due 10 precess p~

IP(X4

)(1- p(x, v x2 v x3)) P(Xl U x2 U x:J U x4)
38,44%

5%(1- 35.2%) :::: .43%. 8
Solutions 20. for questions 20 to 30:

Choice

(01

Solutions for questions 16 and 11: 1.6.
in year 2001 to 2008 are 1550, 1.000, 1200,.1.250,1300 respectively. The percentage changes in the differences. when compared to the previous year, from 2002 to 2008 are (approximately) -35%, 25%, -'16%. 19%, --4%, 4%, 4%. Now, omly absolute value should be considered and the percentage point different ill each year when compared 1.0 the previous year (i.e., from 2003 to 2008). They ale 10, 9,3,.15,0 and 0 respectively. tt is highest in 2006 Choice (A) The differences

1250,1050,1250,

The minutes hand is 9 times faster than the hours hand, Hence, in the given period:. i.e 9 p.m. Monday to 9 a.rn, on Wednesd'ay, the hours nand makes three full revolutions and the minutes hand makes exactly 9 x 3 ;::; 27 revolutions. Hence; the minutes hand must have overtaken (more precisely, cauqht up 'from beh~nd) tile hours hand on exactly 27-3 24 occasions ..For each such instance, they two hands would have been diarnetricall:Y opposite on one occasion. :. On a total of 24 occasions. the hands would be diametrically opposlte. Cholce (Dl

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21. The number of cubes with at least one of the three cclours = 30()"" 10 = 290..
Given number of cubes wii!h Green colour '" 250 Those with Red'" 2.60 and tlhose with Blue" 270 Hence mere are a total of 250 +200 + 270 ::::780 instances to be accounted for all together, by cubes have exactly aile, exactly two and exactly 3 colours on them. But [ilese instances must. be distributed among exactly 290 cubes. In order to minimize the cubes with all three colours, we need to maximise those wit~ exactly two colours. Assumingl all of the 290 cubes have exactly two colours on them then 290x2 580 instances are accounted for. However there are a tota! of 780 instances. hence another 780 - 580 = 200 nstsnces must be dlsfributed, one each. to at least another 200 cubes. Hence. at least 200 cubes musthave all three colours on them. Choloe (8)

117. The required psrcentaqe
2004 and 2007 =545Q

in
x 100 = 70.32%

7750

2006 and 2007

= 6050
7300

8500

x

100

= 711.7%

2002 and 2008 ;::;,5000;<
2007 arid 2()08 =6750 r, The required 2008.
><

101} = >68.49% . 101) = 7253% is the highest for 2007 and Choice (D)

=

9300

percentace

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22. Th' """,,,,,,

rernelnder ls Rem [ Sn

3':+']

=> A(n- S) ;;;8(S.111) B /1-5 We consider the values of n gi;venin tihe choices, and the . . . 511-1 correspond'lng values of 11 - 5,5!1- 1 and __ _- _ /1-5

=>~,,-~

A

511-1

M"5

n

E" 3

M

"

3

R"" (E; '). Rom[ 3'',+ ,]. R,m ~3"71 +
3M Consider --. 7 Wilen M" 1, remainder ", 3 Wilen M = 2, remalnder= 2 Simularfor M " 3, 4,5 and 6, remainders are 6, 4, 6 and 1. From M '" 7 onwards, tile cycle repeats.
Now, when n is even, rem ( 5;)
r1

n
12
14

rl-5 7

5n-l

511-1 --

n-5
-

59 69 79 104

59
7

9 11 16

_.

II

23 3 11

16
'" 1 21

II

-

79

II

Wilen

11 is

odd, rem 5

6 (

13 2

)

"-1'

... If n is even, M can be expresseo as M " 6K + 1
If n is odd, M can be expressed as M
M

= 6K -

1 " 6(1<- 1) + 5

:. when n is even, rem [ 3

/

1 = tram ( 36K;~

J

+1

J

We see that 1.31.2 is a possible value of AlB. After the expression ill the last column has been expressed in its lowest terms, we have 10 ensure that both 1M terms (nurnerstorano denominator) are Iless !lIan n.

:. Only 21 is a possible value for 26. Given,
1+

/"I,

Choice 10)

~ rem 3~+1

+ rem

U) ~
M

3 x rem

.(3;)
36K~1

a

+
1-

+1
~

1{il

;;;; x 1 + 1 ;;;; , 3 4 When
11.is

1,-a

;l + ----+ ail '" (1 ,+ a)(1 + a~ (1 + a4H1 + a~) eP+1) (1 + a) (1 + a2) (1 + (34) (1 + a~)
"

odd, rem ( 3 /I) .. =rem

"rem (

+ 1)

= =

~ '1~

(1 - 82) 11 .. 82) (1 + .a4) (1 .. (1 - 84) 11 + a~) (1 + .a8) )

13P + , "

(1 ~ a) (1 + a) (1 + a2) (1 + a4) (i + ai)

cl}

"rem

6 3 (K-1!+5+1 77

(3 J x
_
5 ..

rern

(3EifHI). +1
--_.

'" (1-a~~11+ 13a)

= (1-a

7

:.P+l=16i=>P=15,. Alternative solution: The higl'nest power of 'a' that wHi ()CCUf' in the expansion of (1 + a) (1 + a2) (1 + a4) (1 "" aB) will be the sum of the powe~s of 'a' that occur in ,each t.enn i.a, 1 + 2 + 4. '.. 8", 15_ Choice 10) 27, Tile equation of the line passing I.hrough (3, 5) and (2, 2) is y - .2 " ._(x - 21 or y - .2 = 3(x - 2)0 or 3x - y = 4 3-2 Now since the point (8 ... 1, 38 _, 1) satlsfiestha above 'equation l.e, 3(a + 1) - (3a - 1) '" 4. So' any real value of 'a' will satisfy the above equation. Choice 10)
28. It can be observed that .t.PQRis 1!i + 362 392

"' S x '1+ 1 " 6.

Choice (B)

23. 4a+9b+ 1Ac=x ---t (H 2a + Sb + 8e = y ---t (2) The difference between successive coefficients in Ihe first and the second equation are Sand 3 respectively. Mu'ltiplying the second equatlon by 5 and sD,Jl)tJacting from it tile first equation multiptied by 3, g~ves us
12a + 27b + 420 10a + 2,5b + 40c

5-2

= 3.x = 5y

2(a + b + c) = 3x - 5y Therefore 3x - Sy'" 2z or 3x - Sy - 2z:" O. Alt@rnalilve solution: Assume arbitrary values for a, b, c and work out. [be values of x, y, z. The values of x, y and z can be substnuteoln each cbolce and the correct answer can be found by elimination.
Choice (B)

=

.night:angled at Q, since

p

24. Each of the 8 new students is contributinlg an excess of 9 marks over the class average oH34 marks.' :. Total excess is 9 x 8 ;;;72 This should be distributed over (n + 8) students to get ·the mcresse in average, (x) => X" (9)(8) 11+8 For x to be a whole number, 9 x 8 " 72 must be divisible by the present number of sfudents in: the class, i.e., 1/1 + 8). By observing ihe answer choices, on:ly36 and 72, divide 72, As the initial number of students Ilies between 25 and 60,72 can', be our answer. Hence answer is 36. Choice (C)
25. (AlB)o" 5 (BA)"

Let S be the point of tangency of the semi-circle with PR and let T be uhe center of ttne seml-clrcls. Sincs QT is radius and PO j_ to Q1I"(or OR), PQ must b8 a tangent. The ~engths of two tangents draWl! IQ a circle from a point. are equal. lithe radius is taken to be 'r', then RT2 ::: SR2 + 8T2 ~ (36 - r)2 = 242 + =;0 r ::: 10 em. Choice (B)
;, PS'" PQ::: 15

=> SR

= 39 -

15" 24

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...

= fe2l'! =

=

2

f(xl

.'.{i) '"

= 16".

and the 'best of magicians' in (e) connects to ;t~e IM8' in (e). ead go together, rererring to the awa"d being made, describing its worth, and indiicating the resulting enhancement of status. b closes by indicatirng what makes the rnaqician desarviing 01 this award and the resulting status. ceado is thsrefore the correct sequence. Choice tA) 5., The paragraph presents tlhe essential na1uffiof magic shows and a thought on why they are not very spectacular in India. The use ou the phrase "this begs the question" in talking of the low level of showmanship [nd~icates that something positive would have been spoken of before that. sac provide Ihat positive thoughit backed Iby a confirmation from a leading magician, Thiis would then be followed loy bel, which pose the cuesnon and provide the answer, eacbd ~stherefore 1M correct secuence. Cholce (D) for questions 6 to 9:

16

314

"

8

Alternative

Solution:

Writing f(1) as f(.2.+..:!.),

~ {f)~4
Similarl~ fGJ

.2

.2

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f(

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4

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=2

Now {~)
=4x2=8

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Choice (A)

Refer to the pen:ulfimate para that shows that women have the ,additional burden of looking aliter ageing parents. Hernce fam~ly responsibitity compound their work lead. Choice ~D}i\$ not mentioned. Choice (A) and (B) though true are not about work load. Choice (e) A ternale-friencly work. place would lose its appeal only when it faHs to attract fema.le talent; when the women decide that ~t is still not worth leaving the home and the H1 eart h nor, as reflected in choice (C) Choice (A) is tangential to the question. Choice (IB) strengthens the question's assumption. Choice (0) is not relevant 10 the question. Choice (e)

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30. We need to find fhe higlhesl power of 12 that divides 192! Since, 12 = 22 X 3, we need to find t~e .highest powers nf (22) and 3 im 192! Higilest power 01 2 in 192! = 96 + 48 .. 24 + 12 + I) + 3 + 1 = 190
=> H~ghest power of (22) in 1921 '" 95 Higilest power of 3 in 192! = 54 + 211+ 7 + 2 '" 94 The highest power of 3 in 1921 Is less than that of (22), Hence, the highest power 01 (22) x 3 in 192! will be 94. HenCE;;,n is atrnost 94. Choice (A)

S.,

(D) can be infe~red from the passage - "S~ull shortaaes bal:lle for brains .. , talent.. Includes becoming more female-friendly". Choice (A) is pessimistic,
Choice g.iven grow~ng corporate concerns on tackling the problems working women face. Choice (C) jumps the gun. Choice (B) is restricted ln scope. Choice (D)

Diffioul'ty leveJ wise summary· SectIon I
Level of Difficulty Questions

9.

Very Easy Easy Medilim Difficult Very Difficult

11,12

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2,8,9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23, 26, 27, 29,30 1,4,5,7,16,18,19,20,21,22,24,25,28 3, 6

Choice (A) is justllied- "..... .if they work late" (para 2 ~ast ~inel. Choice (B) is evident - "fle,xi-time"; (penultimate para) choice (D) is evident ,. "mentoring programmes" (para 3). Choice {C) ts uncertain as, women canfigh.t patrlarcny trough the sheer strength of their numbers. Choice (C) for questions 10 to 12:

Solutions

SECTION-II
Solutions 1. for questions

1 to 3:

In the given statement, A said he is a Jh:uta. No truth teller or liar can make a statement that he is a Jhuta. :.A must be an alternator i.e. Alta, and hls first statement is allie, hence his second statement is lrue => C nsa Sachha ~ B is a Jhuta. Choice (C} From the giil'en statement, R cannot be 8J Sachha, He cannot be a Jhuta, as iif he is a Jhuta, his second statement will be true, whicih is a contradiction. Hence, R must be an Alta and P is a Jhuta, => Qis a Saehha, Choice (B) From the given statement If Z is a Sacha, then X is also a Sacha, wh[ch is a contradlction. IfZ is a Jhuta, X is an Alta. If Z is an Alta, X is a Sachha. As X ls not an Alta, the is a Sachha and Y is a Jhuta, Choice (A) for questlons 4 and 5:

2.

110. The evidence is that students who graduate from IB schools have ,enviable futures. and the conclusion is that the author will send her child to an IB school .. The logistic criteria in (A) notWithstanding. the formidab~e admission criteria in (C) notwithstanding, th:e daunting I,ees (0) notwilhstanding, it seems very strange that the author, in this case has not assessed the goals; aspirations and potential of her chil'd, at all. She has appraised the available evidence and drawn her concluslon based on the assumption ~h8i1 what appeals 10 her would appeal to her child as well. Choice (9) subtly points out that the programme is extremely demanding, hence it may not be every students cup of tea. The correct answer is B, the only choice to took a! the argumernt from a.sfudents point of view Choice (B) 111. The CEO regrets that the said companies are pursuing expedient measures instead of creating wealth for the organizatiion: weattn lnterpreted here in terms of customer mlatiornsliip management. (A) Correct. This is an accurate summary af the point the . CEO is trying to make. {S) This point ls vague and lnconcluslve. Ie} This statement Js more appropriate lor a preface than for a conclusion. ID} This is only a partial answer, as it does not mention customer management Choice (A)

3.

Solutions 4.

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'In the quarter-finals 43 (the winner of match mo. 6 of the tH1i~dround) would meet the winner of match no. 3 of the mi~d round, One of the players wilh seeds 3, 62, .30, 35, 14, :51,.19 andl 46 coul'd be the winne~ 01 match no. 3 ,or I.he thi~d round. ., 62 is the lowest seeded player possible, Ctnoice (C) 15. If al:t the first round matches were upsets, then the players seeded 33 10 64 wilt remain in the second round. Fr"Omnow on there cannot be any upsets as saoh of them was already involved in am upset ;, The player seeded 33 wi!1 win the tournament. Choice (6) for question P 16. Unless Preeti goes nun R or Priya wi'll not come to you

Sol!utions for questions

In each of Ihefurs! round matches, tile sum of the seeds of the players who met is 65. Similarly. il'1 each 01 the second round matches, me sum of the firs! round match numbers of Ihe players is 33, The sum of third round, quarter-tinals, semi-finals and finals is 17, g., 5 and 3 respecnvely ..

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Priya wiH not give her notebco

13. In the fimt round 43 defeated 22 (': 43 + 22

= 65) in matcil

no. 22.

In the second round, 43 (the winner ov match no.22 of the first round) played with the winner of match no, 11 (33 - 22) ofthe first round in match no. 11 of the second round. But match no.t l of the furst round is played between 11 and 54 seeded players. In the third round, the winners of match no. 111and match no. 6 of Ihe second round played each other. But match no. 6, of second round is played between the wmners of match no. 6 and match. no. 27 of the first round, whicll are played between (6, 59) and {27, 38) respective~ly, This call be represented as follows:

Unless P then Q or R: the coneluslens are (I) +P ~QorR {II) -0 and -R. ~ P {III) -P~nrd·-Q=>R {IV) -P and -R ~ Q Condusions: (l) Presti did mot go out means IPriya did not give her notebook to you or Priya did not come 10 you. {ii) Priya gave her notebook 10 you and came to you means Preeli went out (ii'i) Preeti did not. go out, but Priy,a gave her notebook to you. means Priya d~dnot come to you. {iv) Presti did not go out, but Priya came 10 you means Priya did not give her notebook 10 you. From the given statements only I and II follow. Choice (A)

43}
11}11 54

22 22}1 11

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The player seeded 43 can deteat ihe winne:r of match no. 6 of the second round, whicil can be 59, or 38. Choice(C)

Solutlons for questions
Number of words

17 to 19:
notes for RC:

and Explanatory

Number of words :

541

6, 27

17. iD.isfiincl charactenssc
Otsuka' literary

14.

The above representatiion finals, as foillows:

can be extended to the' quarter-

sumi-e have found their way into output '03 minrimalilst technique " (last sentence of para 1). This is stated in choice (DI. Choice (A} is wayward. Choice (8) is not Irue, given Olsuka's dis appointrnent as an artist. Choice (C) is too wide in, scope. Ctnoice (D)

43}1 22
54

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Choice {8) SoluHons for questions

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28. The

Number of wordls and Expt,anat:ory notes for IRe: Number of words: 411 22. The passage against the backdrop of Morris "S,eLievingis Seeing",. is an expose on "the misleading nature of .... Visual representation (photography)" (para 1). Choice (A) is nol stated in the passage. Choice (8) is contrary to what Can be inferred from the passaqs. Choice (D) is incidental. Choice (C) encapsulates Monri::; philosophy. Choice (C) Choice (A} is likely, but tihe use of "props" cannot be inferred from the passage, which merely states ·'Whether (Fenton) ..... rearranged ..... ,.cannonballs, .... : to get a more compelling. war-photo, as stated in choice ID). Choice (B) is beside the point. Choice {C} is not explicitly mentioned in the' passaqe. Choice (D) Morris believes that the U. S. policY''I"lIlakers were as culpable (Criminally) as the U ..S. troops, even thoUJghthe photos taken at Abu Ghraib incrimi'nates the troops. Choice (A) can tbus, be inferred - "Camou.flage.higher-'ranking psrpelrators", Choice (6) is mcorrect. Choice (C) is uncertain, givenlthe controversy over "Sta·ndard Operating Procedure". Choice (D) adds no value 10 what is al'ready evident in the passage, Choice (A) The "warn~n9" is simply this - do, net take a phol0'9rapl":t at ils face value, question, the photographer's motives, and draw your own concueions. Do not accept the point of view the photo thrusts on us. Chotce (q foltows as a corollary. Choice (A) is beyond the scope (If the passage. Choice (B) goes against the grain of the passage. Choke (D) is mot suggested by the passage. Choice (e) for question 26: 29.

paragraph is about gerieltcally modified crops in general and what a particular scientistiresearcher and her team are doing. Since we know Ihat {f) is the last sentence let's look for what can precede it. 'This' in (f) can only refer to what is given in (a) since the two are linked by 'mutate' and mutation. (c) precedes ~a) since (c) introduces Tomako Abe and la) eleborates on her work. (d) is the first sentence as itt Introduces Ihe subjec:t genetiC modification. (b) fol~ows since it shows how 'all crops are genetically modified' as stated in {d). Ie) follows db by showing how mutation today are induced, This is followed by (c) - 'that' in (e) refers 10 the pic~ing of traits in (b) which introduces Tomoko Plbe and (a) that elaborates on her work and (f) that concludes with what is achieved. dbecaf forms a coherent para, ChoDee ID)

23.

24.

The sequence of sentences is dbecat, In sentence (d] crops has to be In plural since the reference is to different types. In sentence (b). 'the picking and combining'is 'ave,' the years not 'through' - the mutation that 'have taken place over tihe years halle produced betterfrults. Sentence {e) is incorrect since it needs commas before and after 'Ihese days' to separate the phrase fmm the main sentence. Sentence (0) is inoorreotsince it should be 'are' not 'is·' (are dQing with rlcs) at the end of the sentence, since the subject is 'Abe and her colleeques'. sentence (a) is incorrect because the article 'a' is missing before 'particleacceleralor' (she is stlcklnq them iin ;;! parlicle accelerator) .. Only sentence (f) is correct. Choice IA)

25.

3~. In sentence (a) the r.ight word Is dlfference since it points to
the difference between what Abe is dOing and what others ln other countries are doing - hence (0). In sentence (b) 'selective' is the word that collocates with breeding - hence (a). ln sentence (c} '~xactly' conveys the ldea better (off what Dr. Abe is doing) - hence (b). In sentence Id) 'seldom' is right since we won't say 'hardly' seem - hence (a) In sentence (e) it would be 'deliberate!y'induced - (a), In sentence (e) 'produce' is right, since something is prcduced n:o; furnished - (b) . nne sequence is babaab. Choice Ic)

Solution 26.

Upto 2000 years (which is a multiple of 400 years), the number of odd days is zero. ..;nne number of odd days till 8'" March, 2001 is 3 (January) "'"0 (February) "'"8 '" 11 i.e., 4. ~ 8111 March 2001, will be a Thursday. Theyaarsin which 8th March is a Thursday are 2.007, 2012 and 2018. (".' The number 01 odd days from 2001 to :2007, 2007 to 2012 ana 2012102018. which is zero in each case). .: X can be eililer 20tH or 2007 or 2012. From I alone, X can be 2001 or 2007 .. ..'. I alone is not sufflcieot. From 11alone, as X + t Is a leap year, X must be 2007.

Difficully level wise summary - Section II
Level of Oififtculty Very Eesv Easy Questions

Medium
Difficult

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11·,15,16,21,23,

25, 30 26,28
10" 12, 13, 14, 17,. 18, 19,. 20, 22, 24, 27,,29

.: II alone is suffloent,

Choice (A) Pvt.

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