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Proctored Mock CAT-5 2013

Q.1 If one of the digits of Z, a two-digit number, is added to the square of the other digit, Z is obtained. How many values of Z are possible?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 More than 3 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.2 The number of days taken by Ram to complete a piece of work is equal to the number of days taken by Shyam to complete five times the work. If they work together, it takes P days to complete twelve times the work. Then P is

Add to my a b c d equal to the number of days taken by Ram to complete twice the work. equal to the number of days taken by Shyam to complete twice the work. equal to the number of days taken by Ram to complete ten times the work. None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution

Comment Q.3 A teacher asks the students to find the average of nine 3-digit natural numbers. A student mistakenly reads the digits of one of the nine numbers in reverse order and gets an average which is 33 more than the actual average. How many distinct values are possible for the number which was incorrectly read by the student?

Add to my a b c d 6 60 7 70 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.4 C1, the largest circle that could be inscribed in a rectangle of dimensions 6 cm 8 cm, touches one of the shorter sides of the rectangle. C2 is another circle that touches the other shorter side of the rectangle, one of the longer sides of the rectangle and C1. If no part of C2 falls either inside C1 or outside the rectangle, then the radius (in cm) of C2 is

Add to my a b c d 13 4 6 12 4 6 10 4 6 11 4 6 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution

Comment Q.5 A alone can do 3/5th of a work in 18 days. With the help of B, he can do 1/4th of the same work in 5 days. By what percent is the efficiency of A more/less than that of B?

Add to my a b c d 50% 200% 33% 100% Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 6 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The Naga community is divided into two sects Meluhans and Vayuputras, distinguished by the rituals they conduct to please the all encompassing diety Ahura Mazda. Every member of the community has to take a Secret Oath exactly once in a lifetime. The line diagram given below depicts certain trends witnessed among the members of the community from the year 2008 to the year 2012. Details regarding the lines A, B, C and D in the diagram are as follows: A Number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Meluhans B Number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Vayuputras (Percentage value corresponds to the year on the X-axis) C Percentage increase in the number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' D Percentage increase in the number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' (Percentage change for a year is with respect to the last years corresponding value) It is also known that the percentage increase in the total number of people of the community who took the 'Secret Oath' in 2009 was 15% over the corresponding value in 2008.

Q.6 In how many years from 2008 to 2012 was the total population of Meluhans more than that of Vayuputras?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 Cannot be determined Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 6 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The Naga community is divided into two sects Meluhans and Vayuputras, distinguished by the rituals they conduct to please the all encompassing diety Ahura Mazda. Every member of the community has to take a Secret Oath exactly once in a lifetime. The line diagram given below depicts certain trends witnessed among the members of the community from the year 2008 to the year 2012. Details regarding the lines A, B, C and D in the diagram are as follows:

A Number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Meluhans B Number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Vayuputras (Percentage value corresponds to the year on the X-axis) C Percentage increase in the number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' D Percentage increase in the number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' (Percentage change for a year is with respect to the last years corresponding value) It is also known that the percentage increase in the total number of people of the community who took the 'Secret Oath' in 2009 was 15% over the corresponding value in 2008.

Q.7 In how many years from 2009 to 2012 did the total population of Naga community decrease in comparison to its last years total population?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 6 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. The Naga community is divided into two sects Meluhans and Vayuputras, distinguished by the rituals they conduct to please the all encompassing diety Ahura Mazda. Every member of the community has to take a Secret Oath exactly once in a lifetime. The line diagram given below depicts certain trends witnessed among the members of the community from the year 2008 to the year 2012. Details regarding the lines A, B, C and D in the diagram are as follows: A Number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Meluhans B Number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' as a percentage of the total population of Vayuputras (Percentage value corresponds to the year on the X-axis) C Percentage increase in the number of Meluhans who took the 'Secret Oath' D Percentage increase in the number of Vayuputras who took the 'Secret Oath' (Percentage change for a year is with respect to the last years corresponding value) It is also known that the percentage increase in the total number of people of the community who took the 'Secret Oath' in 2009 was 15% over the corresponding value in 2008.

Q.8 If 600 Meluhans took the Secret Oath in 2008, then the total population of Naga community in 2010 was

Add to my a b c d 2970 3070 2870 3170 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.9 Three equilateral triangles with a common centroid are drawn as shown in the figure. If areas A1, A2 and A3 are equal, then the ratio of the lengths of the sides of these equilateral triangles (in increasing order) is

Add to my a b c d 1: 2 : 3 1: 2 : 2 1: 2 : 3 None of these

Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.10 Two containers A and B, with 30 litres and 50 litres capacity respectively, are filled to the brim. The concentration of milk in container B is 40% and that in container A is less than 20%. If the contents of the two containers are emptied into a large container, the concentration of milk in the final solution cannot be

Add to my a b c d Less than 32.5% More than 32.5% Less than 25.7% None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.11 If (a b)(c d) = (e f); (c d)(e f) = (a b) and (e f)(a b) = (c d) where a, b, c, d, e and f are nonzero integers, then the sum of all the possible values of (a + b + c + d + e + f) is

Add to my a b c d 8 6 0 16

Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.12 A and B start swimming simultaneously from opposite ends in a pool of length 50 m with speeds 2 m/s and 5 m/s respectively. If each of them keeps swimming continuously from one end to the other, after how much time (in seconds) from the start will they meet for the second time?

Add to my a b c d 50/3 20/3 300/7 150/7 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.13 The ratio of the interior angle of an m-sided regular polygon to that of an n-sided regular polygon is 3 : 4. The value of (m + n) cannot be

Add to my a b c d 10 15 19 24

Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In a certain housing project, five types of flats were constructed - 1 BHK, 2 BHK, 3 BHK, 4 BHK and 5 BHK, where n BHK means that the flat has n bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen. Pie diagram 1 shows the breakup of the total number of flats while pie diagrams 2 and 3 show the break-up of the total number of doors and the total number of windows used in construction of all the flats of the project. It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects.

Q.14 The total number of doors used in the construction of the flats was at least

Add to my a b 360 720

c d

1080 1440 Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In a certain housing project, five types of flats were constructed - 1 BHK, 2 BHK, 3 BHK, 4 BHK and 5 BHK, where n BHK means that the flat has n bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen. Pie diagram 1 shows the breakup of the total number of flats while pie diagrams 2 and 3 show the break-up of the total number of doors and the total number of windows used in construction of all the flats of the project. It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects.

Q.15 If the total number of windows used in the construction of the flats was 2160, then the total number of flats constructed was

Add to my a 100

b c d

200 300 Cannot be determined Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In a certain housing project, five types of flats were constructed - 1 BHK, 2 BHK, 3 BHK, 4 BHK and 5 BHK, where n BHK means that the flat has n bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen. Pie diagram 1 shows the breakup of the total number of flats while pie diagrams 2 and 3 show the break-up of the total number of doors and the total number of windows used in construction of all the flats of the project. It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects.

Q.16 The number of windows used in the construction of all the flats of a type was the highest for which flat type among the five?

Add to my a 4 BHK

b c d

3 BHK 2 BHK 5 BHK Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.17 How many natural numbers n satisfy the inequality 5100 < n150 < (150n)50 ?

Add to my a b c d 11 9 10 15 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.18 An escalator has N steps. A person needs to take x steps to reach the other end of the escalator if he starts moving in the direction of its movement, whereas he needs to take y steps to reach the other end if he starts moving in the opposite direction. Natural numbers x, N and y (in that order) are in

Add to my a b Arithmetic Progression Geometric Progression

c d

Harmonic Progression None of these Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.19 In a 1000-metre race, A gives a head start of 40 metres to both B and C. A still manages to beat C by 4 seconds but loses to B by 4 seconds. If the ratio of the speeds of B and C is 3 : 2, then the speed of A (in m/s) is

Add to my a b c d 50 40 60 None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.20 f(x) = 0 is a quadratic equation that has two distinct real roots, opposite in sign. The roots of f(x) + f(x) = 0 are

Add to my a b c Imaginary Real, equal in magnitude and opposite in sign Real, not equal in magnitude and opposite in sign

None of these Unattempted

View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.21 If x = 17 12 2, what is the value of x3 + 1/x3 ?

Add to my a b c d 39202 39304 39348 39864 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 22 to 24: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Five friends- A, B, C, D, and E - inspired by anecdotal tales of booming economy, decided to invest in the shares of five companies - S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5. With none of them having any prior experience with the subtle nuances involved in doing so, they decided to take it slowly and test the waters first, before taking a plunge. On Day 1, each of them purchased one share belonging to a different company. Then they decided to buy and sell the shares only among themselves for the next four days, with each of them buying only one share in a day and selling that share on the next day. On Day 6, all of them sold their respective shares back in the market. All transactions (buying/selling) happened on the market value of the shares on the day of the transaction. Assume that the market value of a share remains constant throughout the day. Table 1 shows the share bought by a person on a particular day while Table 2 shows the market value of a share on a particular day.

From the two tables above, we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market, and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion. Q.22 Who among the five persons earned the maximum profit at the end of the 6-day exercise?

Add to my a b c d A B C None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Directions for questions 22 to 24: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Five friends- A, B, C, D, and E - inspired by anecdotal tales of booming economy, decided to invest in the shares of five companies - S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5. With none of them having any prior experience with the subtle nuances involved in doing so, they decided to take it slowly and test the waters first, before taking a plunge. On Day 1, each of them purchased one share belonging to a different company. Then they decided to buy and sell the shares only among themselves for the next four days, with each of them buying only one share in a day and selling that share on the next day. On Day 6, all of them sold their respective shares back in the market. All transactions (buying/selling) happened on the market value of the shares on the day of the transaction. Assume that the market value of a share remains constant throughout the day. Table 1 shows the share bought by a person on a particular day while Table 2 shows the market value of a share on a particular day.

From the two tables above, we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market, and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion. Q.23 How many persons among the five suffered a loss at the end of the 6-day exercise?

Add to my a b c d 1 0 3 2 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 22 to 24: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Five friends- A, B, C, D, and E - inspired by anecdotal tales of booming economy, decided to invest in the shares of five companies - S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5. With none of them having any prior experience with the subtle nuances involved in doing so, they decided to take it slowly and test the waters first, before taking a plunge. On Day 1, each of them purchased one share belonging to a different company. Then they decided to buy and sell the shares only among themselves for the next four days, with each of them buying only one share in a day and selling that share on the next day. On Day 6, all of them sold their respective shares back in the market. All transactions (buying/selling) happened on the market value of the shares on the day of the transaction. Assume that the market value of a share remains constant throughout the day. Table 1 shows the share bought by a person on a particular day while Table 2 shows the market value of a share on a particular day.

From the two tables above, we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market, and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion. Q.24 What was the overall profit/loss made by the five friends together at the end of the 6-day exercise?

Add to my a b c d No profit, no loss Loss of Rs 30 Profit of Rs 170 Loss of Rs 170 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.25 How many five-digit numbers with distinct digits can be formed using 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 such that 3 appears before 7?

Add to my a b c d 120 90 24 60 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.26 In an acute angled triangle ABC, points D and E lie on sides BC and AC respectively, such that AE = EC. AD and BE intersect at point F. If the areas of triangles AEF and BDF are 9 cm2 and 3 cm2 respectively, then the area of triangle ABC (in cm2) is

Add to my a b c d 27 45 33 36 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.27

A number that can be expressed as the square as well as the cube of a natural number, and has 13 factors, is called a Dantes number. What is the total number of Dantes numbers less than 106?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.28 The first two terms of a series are a and b respectively, (a, b > 0) and thereafter, every subsequent term is the average of the previous two terms. What is the 12th term of this series?

Add to my a b c d (171a + 341b)/512 (343a + 681b)/1024 (341a + 683b)/1024 (683a + 1365b)/2048 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.29 If [x] represents the largest integer less than or equal to x, what is the number of integer

solutions to the equation [x]2 8[x] + 12 = 0?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.30 The question given below is followed by two statements, A and B. Mark the answer using the following instructions: Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered by using the other statement alone. Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using either statement alone. Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered by using either statement alone. Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together. Q. Mixture M3 is obtained by mixing a litres of mixture M1 and b litres of mixture M2. What is the value of (a + b)? A. The concentration of alcohol in M1, M2 and M3 is 10%, 15% and 12% respectively. B. Both a and b are prime numbers.

Add to my a b c d

Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.31 Given below are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are italicized. From the italicized words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one. I. Perhaps Im being obtuse (A) / abstruse (B), but what has all this got to do with me? II. Theres even a chance that somewhere in the dense, allusive (A) / elusive (B) plot, theres an explanation for it. III. It took him a while to flesh (A) / flush (B) out the entire trajectory of his proposed routes. IV. With technological changes, many traditional skills are becoming obsolescent (A) / obsolete (B). V. Conflicts among the various groups do not augur (A) / auger (B) well for the future of the peace talks.

Add to my a b c d AAABA BAABA BBAAB ABBBA Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q.32 There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately.

Most of us still instinctively subscribe to the _________ notion of crime as a _________ physical act killing someone, stealing silver.

Add to my a b c d blatant, clandestine intuitive, latent primeval, direct evolved, blatant Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q.33 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. If the IPL is to be open to foreign players, it must be open to all foreign players. For a government to decide who should or should not be in the playing XI, and withhold permission to host the matches on this count, is plain wrong. The IPL organisers evidently took the easy way out. Taking the matches out of Chennai would have involved greater costs than keeping the Sri Lankan players out of the city. Not too long ago, when Indias relations with Pakistan were at an all-time low, the cricketing authorities worked behind the scenes and prevailed upon team owners not to bid for any Pakistani player. But now, the IPL governing council does not have even this fig-leaf. _______________________________

Add to my a b c d It is not just cricketing logic that is at stake here. The arm-twisting is in the open. Teams that put their money on Sri Lankan stars are at a huge disadvantage. It is unfortunate how sports has now been turned into a vehicle of jingoism and

ethnic affinities. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 34 to 36: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In order to improve his vocabulary, Laxman marked some difficult words on each of the six pages of a newspaper. The number of words marked by him on each page was a distinct prime number from 3 to 31. He noticed that the sum of the number of words marked by him on Page 6 and Page 1 was the square of a natural number. The same was also true for (Page 6 + Page 4), (Page 5 + Page 3) and (Page 5 + Page 2). Also, the sum of the number of words marked by him on Page 1 and Page 4 was 42. Q.34 The total number of words marked by Laxman on the six pages was

Add to my a b c d 86 84 82 Cannot be determined Unattempted

Q.35 What was the sum of the number of words marked by Laxman on Page 6 and Page 2?

Add to my a 8

b c d

28 24 Either (a) or (b) Unattempted

Q.36 What was the difference between the number of words marked by Laxman on Page 5 and Page 6?

Add to my a b c d 10 8 6 12 Unattempted

Q.37 Four sentences are given below labeled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the one that does not fit the sequence.

Add to my a In response, the Justice Department inserted a sentence into its brief in the case, noting that the defendants were not whistle-blowers, and that it was not seeking to undermine the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. b Back in 2010, Mr. Gayl was accused of engaging in a pattern of intentional misconduct and suspended from his job.

c If the new rules are put in place, national security could soon be invoked to deny civil servants like Franz Gayl the right to defend themselves when subjected to retaliation. d A Marine Corps adviser who had been deployed to Iraq in 2006, Mr. Gayl claimed he was being punished for publicly disclosing that Pentagon bureaucrats had ignored battlefield requests for mine-resistant armored vehicles, at a time when roadside bombs were killing and maiming soldiers. Unattempted

Q.38 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. It is true there have been regrettable aberrations to a judicial approach that has strongly refused to cower before blackmail and intimidation. Only recently, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu governments ban on the release of the film DAM 999. The ban on Vishwaroopam must be quashed and the police directed to provide adequate protection to theatres and moviegoers. While it is the right of the fringe Muslim groups who are offended, seemingly or otherwise, to protest against the film, any demonstration should be staged only peacefully. ________________________

Add to my a Courts exist principally to dispense justice, not to hand out advice which, in this case, seems entirely gratuitous. b Freedom of expression cannot be suppressed on account of threat of demonstrations and processions. c There should have been no place for such temporising given the clear judicial precedents in such cases. d Anyone who threatens or takes recourse to violence deserves to be dealt with strictly and punitively. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

NA Q.39 Five sentences are given below labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate one. A. The whole process, which Guardiola went through for the next six years, had no room for quirks or impulses. B. Since he stepped into his teens, Guardiola has been living a life of disciplined training. C. His first break had come when Johan Cryuff, the temperamental Dutchman, had plucked him out of the youth squad and thrown him into the deep end. D. Learning to rein in ones instincts and channel it towards a team goal, the Catalan boy rose to become the leader of a team destined for success. E. He joined La Masia, Barcelonas famous academy, where they provide the atmosphere for the finest young talents to be moulded into world beaters on the soccer field.

Add to my a b c d BCEAD BEDAC BEADC AEBDC Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Directions for questions 40 to 43: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. It is comforting to know that two of the foremost literary minds of this century, Paul Auster and JM Coetzee, spend a portion of their time writing letters to each other. Rather than being old-fashioned, however, a collection of their epistolary exchange seems to live up to its urgent title, Here and Now. When Nobel laureate Coetzee sat down to write a letter to Auster in July 2008, he decided to start by noting the importance of friendship. Paul Auster, who revolutionised contemporary American fiction with books such as The New York Trilogy, wasnt pompous in later replies. To seemingly demonstrate the otherwise philosophical exchange, Auster pointedly enquires if Coetzees partner has recovered from the bronchitis she caught in Europe.

Here and Now gives you more than you expect. Predictable references to Plato are undercut by a mention of Johnny Depp. Their repartee proves true Austers observation in his letter of April 8, 2009 The pleasure of competition [...] is most keen when the opponents are evenly matched. The communication, though, isnt all fun and cricket. They animatedly discuss the fallout of the global economic crisis as also the continuing relevance of the Middle East conflict. Their concern for the immediate reality they inhabit is perhaps best demonstrated in Coetzees signature to a November 2010 letter Yours in dark times, John. While a reference to India in the early letters of 2011 can make the countrys literary enthusiasts cheer, it does somehow seem fitting that Coetzee, a guest at the Jaipur literary festival, found ease staring at Indias cows, not with Diggi Palaces puzzled audience. A practised irreverence for the literary establishment seems evident in the honesty they demonstrate while penning their thoughts on Philip Roths latest offering and while predicting the reception that Austers Invisible (2009) would receive. Since Here and Now only collects their correspondence during 2008 and 2011, there is no evidence of Coetzee mocking a world bewildered to find he had named his 2013 novel 'The Childhood of Jesus'. On the face of it, the only relation that Coetzees narrative has to the story of Christs early years is the fact that each has as its protagonist a precocious and seemingly gifted child. Q.40 What does the author indicate in the last line of the second paragraph?

Add to my a Coetzee does not appreciate the literary knowledge at the Jaipur literary festival.

b Coetzee has a natural disregard for the literati and especially for those attending a literary festival. c Coetzees visit to India was mainly to imbibe the culture of the country and not to mingle with literary audiences. d Coetzee has a natural disdain for the literati and hence states that he is more comfortable with animals than with this group of people. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.41 Which of the following options best summarizes the given passage?

Add to my a Here and Now is a collection of correspondence between JM Coetzee and Paul Auster and a revelation of their ideas on both literary and non-literary subject matter. b Here and Now is an observation on varied subject matter ranging from Plato, to the Jaipur literary festival, to the books that each author has written. c Here and Now is a successful publication of the correspondence between JM Coetzee and Paul Auster and is a rare insight into the workings of two great literary minds. d Here and Now, a collection of correspondence between JM Coetzee and Paul Auster, provides insight not only on the opinions of each author but also on the latest publications by each author. Unattempted

Q.42 From the passage, it can be inferred that

Add to my a b c Here and Now is an epistolary exchange between two friends. Here and Now includes critical reviews only of the works of contemporary writers. Here and Now does not make a reference to The Childhood of Jesus.

d the readers of The Childhood of Jesus have been unable to unravel the mystery behind the title of the book. Unattempted

Q.43 The tone of the given passage can be best described as

Add to my

a b c d

laudatory sanguine admiring buoyant Unattempted

Q.44 Given below are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option. A. About April last, a new brand of jihadists called Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) has been spreading jihadist mayhem in northern Mali. B. These atrocities remind one of the brutalities perpetrated by the Taliban from 1994 to after it was overthrown by the US in October 2001. C. The Taliban carried out indescribable cruelties against fellow-Muslims and destroyed the historical Buddhist shrine of Bamiyan. D. The Taliban initially consisted of Pashtun tribals radicalised for, trained to and armed by the intelligence agencies of the US, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan for use against the Soviet troops. E. After the post-1988 withdrawal of the Soviet troops, these anti-communist jihadists turned into anti-West, anti-Israel and anti-democracy radicals.

Add to my a b c d C, D and E B and D A, C and E A, B and D Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Directions for questions 45 to 47: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Eight friends - Marchetti, Sirign, Barzagli, Bonucci, Sciglio, Maggio, Marchisio and Buffon - were sitting at a circular table facing the center. They all belonged to different professions. Some more information was available in this regard which is as follows: (i) The only person sitting between the Doctor and the Businessman was the Politician. (ii) Barzagli was sitting diametrically opposite Marchisio, who was sitting adjacent to Maggio. (iii) The only person sitting between the Lawyer and the Chartered Accountant was Bonucci, the Engineer. (iv) The Chartered Accountant was the third person sitting to the right of the Teacher. (v) Maggio, the Cricketer, and Sirign, the Teacher, were not sitting adjacent to each other. (vi) Marchetti, the Doctor, was the second person sitting to the right of Marchisio. (vii) Barzagli was not the Businessman. Q.45 Who was the third person sitting to the left of Barzagli?

Add to my a b c d Buffon Sciglio Maggio Cannot be determined Unattempted

Q.46 If Sciglio was the Chartered Accountant, then which two persons were sitting adjacent to Buffon?

Add to my a b Marchisio and Marchetti Barzagli and Marchetti

c d

Sirign and Maggio Bonucci and Sirign Unattempted

Q.47 What could be the maximum possible number of persons sitting together such that their names started with the same letter?

Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q.48 The word given below has been used in the given sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. Rein

Add to my a It is the man who keeps a tight rein on his temper who is able to think clearly and act rationally.

b He was a gambler and a drunkard, and Annie knew that if he were given free rein, he would bankrupt the city in a year. c Kalissa reined back in her mount as the track she was following diverged.

d Charles II did not take up the reins of government until the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q.49 Five sentences are given below labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate one. A. They are showcases of beauty, they force us to face the ugly, they can make us laugh, and they can make us cry. B. This roundup covers some of the best websites for photographs. C. And then, weve also included those photo sites that will make you smile and marvel at the wonderful place that our planet is. D. Like American novelist Eudora Welty said, A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. E. Here, we have resources that list some of the finest photojournalists as contributors.

Add to my a b c d ADBCE BCEDA DAECB ADBEC Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Directions for questions 50 to 52: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday and call for a worldwide moratorium on what he calls lethal autonomous robotics weapon systems that, once activated, can lock on and kill targets without further involvement of human handlers. Machines lack morality and mortality, and as a result should not have life and death powers over humans, Heyns will say. Heynss call for a moratorium draws the UN into the realms of sci-fi: fully autonomous weapons have not yet been developed, and exist only in the imaginations of military planners. However, experts in warfare technologies warn that the worlds leading military powers are moving so rapidly in this direction that a pre-emptive ban is essential. States are working towards greater and greater autonomy in weapons, and the potential is there for such technologies to be developed in the next 10 or 20 years, said Bonnie Docherty of Harvard law schools International Human Rights Clinic, who co-authored a report on the subject with Human Rights Watch. In his submission to the UN, Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way. Drone technology has already moved a step closer to a fully autonomous state in the form of the X-47B, a super-charged UAV developed by the US Navy that can fly itself, and which last week completed the first takeoff from an aircraft carrier. The drone is billed as a noncombat craft, yet its design includes two weapons bays capable of carrying more than 4,000 lbs. Britain is developing its own next generation of drone, known as Taranis, that can be sent to tackle targets at long range and can defend itself from enemy aircraft. Like X-47B, it has two in-built weapons bays, though it is currently unarmed. Steve Goose, Human Rights Watchs arms director, said it was undeniable that modern militaries are looking to develop autonomous weapons. The question is how far that push for autonomy will go. Q.50 Which of the following options best summarizes the given passage?

Add to my a Autonomous weapon systems pose a serious threat to world peace and should be banned before they come into existence. b The debate on machines and morality continues with the discussion on drones and killer robots.

c The principle behind killer robots and drones is similar and hence the former should be banned before they come into existence. d Drones, like killer robots, have the potential to kill targets without human involvement making their use a debate for human rights and international security. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.51 The author uses the example of drone technology in order to drive home the point that

Add to my a machines should not be allowed to have life and death power over humans because they lack the emotional capacity to take decisions regarding mortality. b these weapons were initially intended only for non-violent purposes but are now lethal machines. c fully autonomous weapon systems, if developed, would pose a grave threat in the hands of war strategists, who in the past have turned even benign technology into lethal weaponry. d drones and killer robots can both be used as lethal weapons and hence this raises pertinent human rights issues. Unattempted

Q.52 Which of the following options would the author most likely agree with?

Add to my a If autonomous weapon systems proliferate, the worlds military powers may make indiscriminate use of these weapons. b Machines would have to complete their mission of killing targets as they lack the

ability to abort, once activated. c The worlds leading military powers have joined the race for killer machines and this will place other countries into defenceless positions. d The field of weapon systems' development is extremely wide and before adequate research is conducted these weapons should not be brought into use for military purposes. Unattempted

Q.53 Who among the following used to watch Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne?

Add to my a b c d Anant Arushi Arundhati Aviral Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.54 Who used to watch the serial that was telecasted on every Saturday?

Add to my a b c Arushi Avinash Aviral

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Q.55 Which of the following serials was watched by Avinash?

Add to my a b c d Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne Tenalirama Doosra Kewal None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.56 Given below are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option. A. The report backed tackling the interlinked issues of a whole family, rather than deal with single problems or single individuals within a household. B. Casey said: I am not making excuses for any family failing to send their kids in school or causing trouble in their community. C. Unless we really understand what it is about these families that makes them behave in this way, we cant start to turn their lives around. D. Conducting these interviews has been an eye-opener experience. E. It is clearer than ever to me now that we cannot go on allowing troubled families failing their children.

Add to my

a b c d

B, D and E A and C A, B, D and E C, D and E Unattempted

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Directions for questions 57 to 59: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. In ancient times, the world must have seemed pretty arbitrary. Disasters such as floods or diseases must have seemed to happen without warning or apparent reason. Primitive people attributed such natural phenomena to a pantheon of gods and goddesses, who behaved in a capricious and whimsical way. There was no way to predict what they would do, and the only hope was to win favor by gifts or actions. Many people still partially subscribe to this belief, and try to make a pact with fortune. They offer to do certain things, if only they can get an A-grade for a course or pass their driving test. Gradually however, people must have noticed certain regularities in the behavior of nature. These regularities were most obvious in the motion of the heavenly bodies across the sky. So astronomy was the first science to be developed. It was put on a firm mathematical basis by Newton, more than 300 years ago, and we still use his theory of gravity to predict the motion of almost all celestial bodies. Following the example of astronomy, it was found that other natural phenomena also obeyed definite scientific laws. This led to the idea of scientific determinism, which seems first to have been publicly expressed by the French scientist, Laplace. I thought I would like to quote you Laplaces actual words, so I asked a friend to track them down. They are in French of course, not that I expect that would be any problem with this audience. But the trouble is Laplace was rather like Prewst, in that he wrote sentences of inordinate length and complexity. So I have decided to para-phrase the quotation. In effect what he said was that if at one time, we knew the positions and speeds of all the particles in the universe, then we could calculate their behavior at any other time, in the past or future. There is a probably apocryphal story that when Laplace was asked by Napoleon how God fitted into this system, he replied, "Sire, I have not needed that hypothesis." I dont think that Laplace was claiming that God didnt exist. It is just that He doesnt intervene to break the laws of Science. That must be the position of every scientist. A scientific law is not a scientific law if it only holds when some supernatural being decides to let things run, and not intervene. Q.57

Which of the following options best describes the central theme of the passage?

Add to my a People have gradually come to know that disastrous natural phenomena are not a function of the whims and fancies of Gods and Goddesses but concrete scientific reasons. b Most of the regularities/irregularities in the behavior of nature can be attributed to the idea of scientific determinism. c Any law that assumes that God wont intervene to break it doesnt qualify to be known as a scientific law. d Laplace, along with Newton, has played a pivotal role in our understanding of the universe as we know it today. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment

Q.58 Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

Add to my a It wasnt before Laplaces scientific determinism came into picture that people began to realize that the world wasnt as arbitrary as they had thought. b People who still subscribe to the belief that they can make a pact with fortune by pleasing the Gods and Goddesses do not believe in the idea of scientific determinism. c The advent of astronomy as a science that predicted the motion of heavenly bodies presaged the development of other scientific laws that explained various natural phenomena. d Laplaces laws, and scientific laws in general, are independent of Gods decision to intervene. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution

Q.59 The given passage is an extract that is most likely taken from which of the following?

Add to my a b c d An interview with an astronomer A lecture delivered by a scientist A science journal A thesis submission Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q.60 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Americans like to know how far they are being liked by others. They have a trembling anxiety lest they should be thought of badly. We Indians are more hardened, having been appreciated, understood, misunderstood, represented, misrepresented, rated and overrated from time immemorial both in factual account and fiction; we take it as a matter of routine to be roused to indignation when we find India attacked and create quite a scene but it is never more than passing indignation, nor do we honour our detractors by saying that we are pained by such and such comments. We stop bothering about an unjust, cantankerous book the moment its sales go up as a consequence of public protest; it is different with Americans, who seem to feel genuinely pained by ill-informed criticism. __________________________________

Add to my a The American outlook is shaped by a pursuit of material prosperity and accumulation of the so-called comforts of Western civilization which make them adopt a patronizing attitude towards undeveloped nations. b There is a marked difference of view between North and South and between East

and West as anywhere else in the world. c Within the country itself are small prides and prejudices which one must fully appreciate if one is to understand the country and its people. d I came across quite a number of Americans who personally loved Graham Greenes writing but could not bring themselves to reading The Quiet American for fear that it might upset them. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment