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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 year‘s 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:

Q.7 In how many years from 2009 to 2012 did the total population of Naga community decrease in comparison to its last year‘s total population? Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted .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 year‘s 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. 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 year‘s 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 2008.8 If 600 Meluhans took the ‗Secret Oath‘ in 2008. Details regarding the lines A. The line diagram given below depicts certain trends witnessed among the members of the community from the year 2008 to the year 2012. then the total population of Naga community in 2010 was . Every member of the community has to take a ‗Secret Oath‘ exactly once in a lifetime.View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 6 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. distinguished by the rituals they conduct to please the all encompassing diety ‗Ahura Mazda‘. The Naga community is divided into two sects – Meluhans and Vayuputras. B.

Add to my a b c d 2970 3070 2870 3170 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. If areas A1. A2 and A3 are equal.9 Three equilateral triangles with a common centroid are drawn as shown in the figure. 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 .

e and f are nonzero integers.7% None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. b. c. 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 . are filled to the brim. The concentration of milk in container B is 40% and that in container A is less than 20%.5% Less than 25.10 Two containers A and B. with 30 litres and 50 litres capacity respectively. (c × d)(e × f) = (a × b) and (e × f)(a × b) = (c × d) where a.5% More than 32. 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.Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.11 If (a × b)(c × d) = (e × f). d.

The value of (m + n) cannot be Add to my a b c d 10 15 19 24 . 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.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.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.

It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects.1 BHK. 3 BHK. 2 BHK.Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. 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. In a certain housing project. five types of flats were constructed .

Q.14 The total number of doors used in the construction of the flats was at least Add to my a b 360 720 .

five types of flats were constructed . 4 BHK and 5 BHK. . where ‗n‘ BHK means that the flat has ‗n‘ bedrooms. In a certain housing project.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. 3 BHK.1 BHK. It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects. 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. 2 BHK.

Q. then the total number of flats constructed was Add to my a 100 .15 If the total number of windows used in the construction of the flats was 2160.

where ‗n‘ BHK means that the flat has ‗n‘ bedrooms.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. a hall and a kitchen. 2 BHK. five types of flats were constructed . 3 BHK. . It is also known that all the flats of the same type are identical in all aspects.1 BHK. 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. 4 BHK and 5 BHK. In a certain housing project.

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 .

Natural numbers ‗x‘.b c d 3 BHK 2 BHK 5 BHK Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. 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. ‗N‘ and ‗y‘ (in that order) are in Add to my a b Arithmetic Progression Geometric Progression .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. whereas he needs to take ‗y‘ steps to reach the other end if he starts moving in the opposite direction.

A gives a head start of 40 metres to both B and C. If the ratio of the speeds of B and C is 3 : 2. A still manages to beat C by 4 seconds but loses to B by 4 seconds. 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.c d Harmonic Progression None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. equal in magnitude and opposite in sign Real.20 f(x) = 0 is a quadratic equation that has two distinct real roots.19 In a 1000-metre race. not equal in magnitude and opposite in sign . The roots of f(x) + f(–x) = 0 are Add to my a b c Imaginary Real. opposite in sign.

decided to invest in the shares of five companies . Five friends.21 If x = 17 −12 √2. S2. they decided to take it slowly and test the waters first. each of them purchased one share belonging to a different company. S3. and S5. all of them sold their respective shares back in the market. 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. S4. On Day 6.A. With none of them having any prior experience with the subtle nuances involved in doing so. and E .inspired by anecdotal tales of booming economy. 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. Then they decided to buy and sell the shares only among themselves for the next four days.S1. . before taking a plunge. All transactions (buying/selling) happened on the market value of the shares on the day of the transaction.d None of these Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. C. with each of them buying only one share in a day and selling that share on the next day. Assume that the market value of a share remains constant throughout the day. D. On Day 1. B.

and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E.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 . we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market. Q.From the two tables above. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion.

each of them purchased one share belonging to a different company. S2. with each of them buying only one share in a day and selling that share on the next day. decided to invest in the shares of five companies . With none of them having any prior experience with the subtle nuances involved in doing so. before taking a plunge. all of them sold their respective shares back in the market. Q. they decided to take it slowly and test the waters first. S3. Then they decided to buy and sell the shares only among themselves for the next four days. Five friends. 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. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion.23 How many persons among the five suffered a loss at the end of the 6-day exercise? . B. On Day 6. we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market. S4.Directions for questions 22 to 24: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. and E .inspired by anecdotal tales of booming economy. D.A. C. and S5.S1. From the two tables above. On Day 1. and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E. Assume that the market value of a share remains constant throughout the day. All transactions (buying/selling) happened on the market value of the shares on the day of the transaction.

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

Q. Other transactions can be traced in a similar fashion. and he buys S5 on Day 2 at Rs 90 from E.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.From the two tables above. we can conclude that A buys share S1 on Day 1 at Rs 100 from the market. no loss Loss of Rs 30 Profit of Rs 170 Loss of Rs 170 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment .

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. 3.27 .26 In an acute angled triangle ABC. such that AE = EC.Q.25 How many five-digit numbers with distinct digits can be formed using 1. 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. If the areas of triangles AEF and BDF are 9 cm2 and 3 cm2 respectively. points ‗D‘ and ‗E‘ lie on sides BC and AC respectively. 5. AD and BE intersect at point F.

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. What is the total number of Dante‘s numbers less than 106? Add to my a b c d 1 2 3 4 Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.29 If [x] represents the largest integer less than or equal to x. (a. is called a Dante‘s number. every subsequent term is the average of the previous two terms. and has 13 factors. what is the number of integer .A number that can be expressed as the square as well as the cube of a natural number.28 The first two terms of a series are ‗a‘ and ‗b‘ respectively. b > 0) and thereafter.

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

but what has all this got to do with me? II.32 There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given. III. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words. which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. With technological changes. There‘s even a chance that somewhere in the dense. . From the italicized words. I. Perhaps I‘m being obtuse (A) / abstruse (B). many traditional skills are becoming obsolescent (A) / obsolete (B). select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. From the options given. Conflicts among the various groups do not augur (A) / auger (B) well for the future of the peace talks. there‘s an explanation for it.Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.31 Given below are five sentences. IV. Each sentence has a pair of words that are italicized. V. allusive (A) / elusive (B) plot. choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. Add to my a b c d AAABA BAABA BBAAB ABBBA Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q. It took him a while to flesh (A) / flush (B) out the entire trajectory of his proposed routes. choose the most appropriate one.

_______________________________ Add to my a b c d It is not just cricketing logic that is at stake here. If the IPL is to be open to foreign players. the cricketing authorities worked behind the scenes and prevailed upon team owners not to bid for any Pakistani player. and withhold permission to host the matches on this count. clandestine intuitive. From the given options. the IPL governing council does not have even this fig-leaf. Taking the matches out of Chennai would have involved greater costs than keeping the Sri Lankan players out of the city. Teams that put their money on Sri Lankan stars are at a huge disadvantage. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. is plain wrong. It is unfortunate how sports has now been turned into a vehicle of jingoism and . For a government to decide who should or should not be in the playing XI. it must be open to all foreign players. But now. The arm-twisting is in the open.33 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. latent primeval. when India‘s relations with Pakistan were at an all-time low. Not too long ago. direct evolved.Most of us still instinctively subscribe to the _________ notion of crime as a _________ physical act − killing someone. blatant Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q. The IPL organisers evidently took the easy way out. Add to my a b c d blatant. stealing silver.

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 number of words marked by him on each page was a distinct prime number from 3 to 31. Also. Q. (Page 5 + Page 3) and (Page 5 + Page 2). Laxman marked some difficult words on each of the six pages of a newspaper. In order to improve his vocabulary. the sum of the number of words marked by him on Page 1 and Page 4 was 42. The same was also true for (Page 6 + Page 4).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. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Directions for questions 34 to 36: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.35 What was the sum of the number of words marked by Laxman on Page 6 and Page 2? Add to my a 8 .ethnic affinities.

From the given options. noting that the defendants were not whistle-blowers. b. b Back in 2010. three statements need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage.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. Add to my a In response. Of these. . choose the one that does not fit the sequence. Mr.b c d 28 24 Either (a) or (b) Unattempted Q. and that it was not seeking to undermine the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. c and d. Gayl was accused of engaging in a pattern of ―intentional misconduct‖ and suspended from his job. the Justice Department inserted a sentence into its brief in the case.

national security could soon be invoked to deny civil servants like Franz Gayl the right to defend themselves when subjected to retaliation.38 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted.c If the new rules are put in place. Only recently. d A Marine Corps adviser who had been deployed to Iraq in 2006. not to hand out advice which. From the given options. at a time when roadside bombs were killing and maiming soldiers. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. seemingly or otherwise. Mr. in this case. any demonstration should be staged only peacefully. seems entirely gratuitous. Gayl claimed he was being punished for publicly disclosing that Pentagon bureaucrats had ignored battlefield requests for mine-resistant armored vehicles. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment . It is true there have been regrettable aberrations to a judicial approach that has strongly refused to cower before blackmail and intimidation. Unattempted Q. ________________________ Add to my a Courts exist principally to dispense justice. The ban on Vishwaroopam must be quashed and the police directed to provide adequate protection to theatres and moviegoers. b Freedom of expression cannot be suppressed on account of threat of demonstrations and processions. d Anyone who threatens or takes recourse to violence deserves to be dealt with strictly and punitively. to protest against the film. While it is the right of the fringe Muslim groups who are offended. the Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu government‘s ban on the release of the film DAM 999. c There should have been no place for such temporising given the clear judicial precedents in such cases.

wasn‘t pompous in later replies. he decided to start by noting the importance of friendship.39 Five sentences are given below labeled A. Barcelona‘s famous academy. however. When Nobel laureate Coetzee sat down to write a letter to Auster in July 2008. It is comforting to know that two of the foremost literary minds of this century. which Guardiola went through for the next six years. had no room for quirks or impulses. Rather than being old-fashioned.NA Q. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Paul Auster and JM Coetzee. C. D and E. He joined La Masia. who revolutionised contemporary American fiction with books such as The New York Trilogy. had plucked him out of the youth squad and thrown him into the deep end. 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. a collection of their epistolary exchange seems to live up to its urgent title. B. E. To seemingly demonstrate the otherwise philosophical exchange. the temperamental Dutchman. From the given options. Guardiola has been living a life of disciplined training. D. choose the most appropriate one. Auster pointedly enquires if Coetzee‘s partner has recovered from the bronchitis she caught in Europe. Since he stepped into his teens. the Catalan boy rose to become the leader of a team destined for success. . His first break had come when Johan Cryuff. A. Here and Now. Paul Auster. where they provide the atmosphere for the finest young talents to be moulded into world beaters on the soccer field. Learning to rein in one‘s instincts and channel it towards a team goal. B. spend a portion of their time writing letters to each other. The whole process. C.

a guest at the Jaipur literary festival.41 Which of the following options best summarizes the given passage? . there is no evidence of Coetzee mocking a world bewildered to find he had named his 2013 novel 'The Childhood of Jesus'. 2009 — ―The pleasure of competition [. Predictable references to Plato are undercut by a mention of Johnny Depp. c Coetzee‘s visit to India was mainly to imbibe the culture of the country and not to mingle with literary audiences. found ease staring at India‘s cows. Their repartee proves true Auster‘s observation in his letter of April 8. though. not with Diggi Palace‘s ―puzzled‖ audience. isn‘t all fun and cricket.] is most keen when the opponents are evenly matched.‖ While a reference to India in the early letters of 2011 can make the country‘s literary enthusiasts cheer.. 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. Since Here and Now only collects their correspondence during 2008 and 2011. Q.‖ The communication. They animatedly discuss the fallout of the global economic crisis as also the continuing relevance of the Middle East conflict. the only relation that Coetzee‘s narrative has to the story of Christ‘s early years is the fact that each has as its protagonist a precocious and seemingly gifted child. b Coetzee has a natural disregard for the literati and especially for those attending a literary festival. Their concern for the immediate reality they inhabit is perhaps best demonstrated in Coetzee‘s signature to a November 2010 letter — ―Yours in dark times. A practised irreverence for the literary establishment seems evident in the honesty they demonstrate while penning their thoughts on Philip Roth‘s latest offering and while predicting the reception that Auster‘s Invisible (2009) would receive. On the face of it. John. it does somehow seem fitting that Coetzee.Here and Now gives you more than you expect.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.. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.

a collection of correspondence between JM Coetzee and Paul Auster. to the books that each author has written. d Here and Now. Here and Now does not make a reference to The Childhood of Jesus.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. provides insight not only on the opinions of each author but also on the latest publications by each author. 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 the readers of The Childhood of Jesus have been unable to unravel the mystery behind the title of the book.43 The tone of the given passage can be best described as Add to my .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. Here and Now includes critical reviews only of the works of contemporary writers. Unattempted Q. to the Jaipur literary festival. Unattempted Q.

A. C.44 Given below are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. After the post-1988 withdrawal of the Soviet troops. choose the most appropriate option. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan for use against the Soviet troops. The Taliban initially consisted of Pashtun tribals radicalised for. Then. 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 and E A.a b c d laudatory sanguine admiring buoyant Unattempted Q. these anti-communist jihadists turned into anti-West. About April last. D. B and D Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment . D and E B and D A. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. E. a new brand of jihadists called Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) has been spreading jihadist mayhem in northern Mali. Add to my a b c d C. B. The Taliban carried out indescribable cruelties against fellow-Muslims and destroyed the historical Buddhist shrine of Bamiyan. anti-Israel and anti-democracy radicals. trained to and armed by the intelligence agencies of the US.

Bonucci.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.Marchetti. Marchisio and Buffon . Maggio. They all belonged to different professions. and Sirign. (iii) The only person sitting between the Lawyer and the Chartered Accountant was Bonucci. Barzagli. then which two persons were sitting adjacent to Buffon? Add to my a b Marchisio and Marchetti Barzagli and Marchetti .46 If Sciglio was the Chartered Accountant. the Doctor.Directions for questions 45 to 47: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. were not sitting adjacent to each other. Sirign. (iv) The Chartered Accountant was the third person sitting to the right of the Teacher. was the second person sitting to the right of Marchisio. (v) Maggio. 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. who was sitting adjacent to Maggio. the Engineer. Q. Sciglio. the Cricketer. the Teacher.were sitting at a circular table facing the center. (vi) Marchetti. (ii) Barzagli was sitting diametrically opposite Marchisio. Eight friends . (vii) Barzagli was not the Businessman.

48 The word given below has been used in the given sentences in four different ways. .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. 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.c d Sirign and Maggio Bonucci and Sirign Unattempted Q. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.

‖ E. B. they force us to face the ugly. This roundup covers some of the best websites for photographs. d Charles II did not take up the reins of government until the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. They are showcases of beauty. c Kalissa reined back in her mount as the track she was following diverged. D and E. Add to my a b c d ADBCE BCEDA DAECB ADBEC Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment . Here. B. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment NA Q. ―A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. Like American novelist Eudora Welty said. he would bankrupt the city in a year. we have resources that list some of the finest photojournalists as contributors.49 Five sentences are given below labeled A. C. C. choose the most appropriate one. and Annie knew that if he were given free rein. A. From the given options. And then. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage.b He was a gambler and a drunkard. and they can make us cry. they can make us laugh. we‘ve also included those photo sites that will make you smile and marvel at the wonderful place that our planet is. D.

the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial. all objections were swept out of the way. and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited. The drone is billed as a noncombat craft. said it was undeniable that ―modern militaries are looking to develop autonomous weapons. The question is how far that push for autonomy will go. summary or arbitrary executions.‖ Heyns will say. ―States are working towards greater and greater autonomy in weapons. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. In his submission to the UN. that can be sent to tackle targets at long range and can defend itself from enemy aircraft.‖ said Bonnie Docherty of Harvard law school‘s International Human Rights Clinic. known as Taranis. though it is currently unarmed.Directions for questions 50 to 52: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. can lock on and kill targets without further involvement of human handlers. Heyns points to the experience of drones. yet its design includes two weapons bays capable of carrying more than 4.000 lbs. Heyns‘s call for a moratorium draws the UN into the realms of sci-fi: fully autonomous weapons have not yet been developed. a super-charged UAV developed by the US Navy that can fly itself. once activated. However. and exist only in the imaginations of military planners. ―Machines lack morality and mortality. Christof Heyns. and which last week completed the first takeoff from an aircraft carrier. Britain is developing its own next generation of drone. b The debate on machines and morality continues with the discussion on drones and killer robots. Like X-47B. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance. experts in warfare technologies warn that the world‘s leading military powers are moving so rapidly in this direction that a pre-emptive ban is essential. it has two in-built weapons bays. Human Rights Watch‘s arms director. and the potential is there for such technologies to be developed in the next 10 or 20 years. .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. and as a result should not have life and death powers over humans. Drone technology has already moved a step closer to a fully autonomous state in the form of the X-47B. yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings.‖ Q. Steve Goose. who co-authored a report on the subject with Human Rights Watch. 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.

like killer robots. the world‘s military powers may make indiscriminate use of these weapons.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. would pose a grave threat in the hands of war strategists. b Machines would have to complete their mission of killing targets as they lack the . who in the past have turned even benign technology into lethal weaponry. have the potential to kill targets without human involvement making their use a debate for human rights and international security. d Drones. if developed.52 Which of the following options would the author most likely agree with? Add to my a If autonomous weapon systems proliferate.c The principle behind killer robots and drones is similar and hence the former should be banned before they come into existence. d drones and killer robots can both be used as lethal weapons and hence this raises pertinent human rights issues. c fully autonomous weapon systems. Unattempted Q. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q.

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

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

d Laplace‘s laws. 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. 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. has played a pivotal role in our understanding of the universe as we know it today. are independent of God‘s decision to intervene. and scientific laws in general. along with Newton. d Laplace. c Any law that assumes that God won‘t intervene to break it doesn‘t qualify to be known as a scientific law. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution .58 Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? Add to my a It wasn‘t before Laplace‘s scientific determinism came into picture that people began to realize that the world wasn‘t as arbitrary as they had thought.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. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment Q. b Most of the regularities/irregularities in the behavior of nature can be attributed to the idea of scientific determinism.

Q. We stop bothering about an unjust. misunderstood. rated and overrated from time immemorial both in factual account and fiction. They have a trembling anxiety lest they should be thought of badly. who seem to feel genuinely pained by ill-informed criticism. having been appreciated. 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.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. From the given options.60 A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. misrepresented. cantankerous book the moment its sales go up as a consequence of public protest. nor do we honour our detractors by saying that we are pained by such and such comments. __________________________________ 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. Americans like to know how far they are being liked by others. understood. represented. b There is a marked difference of view between North and South and between East . We Indians are more hardened. it is different with Americans. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

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. Unattempted View Answer key/Solution Comment . d I came across quite a number of Americans who personally loved Graham Greene‘s writing but could not bring themselves to reading The Quiet American for fear that it might upset them.and West as anywhere else in the world.