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SECTION - I SECTION - I SECTION - I SECTION - I SECTION - I
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 5: for Questions 1 to 5: for Questions 1 to 5: for Questions 1 to 5: for Questions 1 to 5: Answer the question on the basis of the information given below.
The members of the Scouts Association are divided into three clubs namely : Cubs, Scouts and Rovers. The
members receive one or the other of the three coloured badges namely red, blue and green for the social and
adventure activities done by them. The table given below provides information about the number of badges
of each colour received by the members in two types of activities namely – Social and Adventure and also
about the number of badges received by each of the clubs in these activities.
Colour of badges Activities Number of badges Name of Clubs Activities Number of badges
Social 14 Social 12
Adventure 11 Adventure 8
Social 11 Social 12
Adventure 9 Adventure 8
Social 7 Social 8
Adventure 5 Adventure 9
RED
BLUE
GREEN
CUBS
SCOUTS
ROVERS
Members of each club received only two colours of badges in each type of activities. In each type of activity
badges of a particular colour is received by exactly two clubs and also badges of no colour is given to the
same pair of clubs in both the types of activities.
No red coloured badge was received by members of Rovers club in the social activities and by the members
of Cubs club in the Adventure activities. The members of the Cubs club received the same number of badges
of different colours in the Social activities.
1. The number of blue coloured badges received by members of Scouts club in the Social activities is
(1) 0 (2) 4 (3) 5
(4) Either (1) or (3) (5) Either (1) or (2)
2. If members of Cubs club received 6 blue badges in the Adventure activities, then the number of red
badges received by members of Rovers club in the Adventure activities is
(1) 6 (2) 7 (3) 4 (4) 5 (5) Cannot be determined
3. If members of Rovers club received more number of green coloured badges in the Adventure activities
than Social activities, then the total number of blue coloured badges that the members of Scouts club
received is
(1) 0 (2) 1 (3) 2 (4) 4 (5) Cannot be determined
4. The maximum possible number of badges of a particular colour that was received by the members of
any club in the Adventure activities is
(1) 10 (2) 7 (3) 11 (4) 9 (5) 8
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5. If members of Scouts club received more number of green coloured badges in the Adventure activities
than in the Social activities, then which of the following statements is definitely false?
(1) The number of red coloured badges that members of Scouts club received is more than the number
of blue coloured badges received by the members of Rovers club.
(2) In the Adventure activities the clubs which did not receive badges of colours red, blue and green are
Cubs, Scouts and Rovers respectively.
(3) In the Adventure activities the members of Rovers club did not receive any green coloured badge.
(4) The number of green coloured badges that the members of Scouts club received is more than the
number of blue coloured badges received by the members of Rovers club.
(5) More than one of the given statements.
DIRECTIONS for DIRECTIONS for DIRECTIONS for DIRECTIONS for DIRECTIONS for Q QQ QQuestions 6 to 10: uestions 6 to 10: uestions 6 to 10: uestions 6 to 10: uestions 6 to 10: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
In a tennis tournament eight different players namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H participated. Each player
played exactly one match against each of the remaining seven players. No match ended in a draw or tie.
In each match two out of the eight players contested and one player won whereas the other player lost.
Exactly five out of the eight players won five matches each.
Additional Information Given: Additional Information Given: Additional Information Given: Additional Information Given: Additional Information Given:
1. G lost his matches against each of B, C, D and E.
2. F lost his match against A but won against G.
6. Find the total number of matches played in the tennis tournament.
(1) 24 (2) 28 (3) 32 (4) 36 (5) 40
7. How many players won exactly one match?
A. None
B. One
C. Two
D. Three
(1) A or B or D (2) B only (3) A or B or C or D
(4) B or D (5) B or C or D
Additional Information for questions 8 to 10: Additional Information for questions 8 to 10: Additional Information for questions 8 to 10: Additional Information for questions 8 to 10: Additional Information for questions 8 to 10:
G won its match against H while A lost its match against both C and D.
8. How many matches were won by A in the tennis tournament?
(1) One (2) Two (3) Five (4) Three (5) Cannot be determined
9. How many matches were won by F in the tennis tournament?
(1) One (2) Five (3) Two (4) Three (5) Cannot be determined
10. If H won his match against B, and C lost its match against F, then which of the following pairs of players
definitely won its match against E?
(1) A and C (2) C and D (3) A and D (4) A and F (5) Cannot be determined
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11. There are exactly three pairs of siblings among ten children namely Sam, Joe, Tim, Ron, Ken, May,
Bob, Ian, Den and Emy such that no child is common in these pairs. Mr. Vaughan selects four children
such that in each selection, there is exactly one pair of siblings and the other two children do not have
any sibling. Some of the selections done by him are listed in the table given below.
I Sam Tim Den May
II Ken Ron Joe Bob
III Tim Ian Bob Emy
IV May Bob Den Sam
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(1) Den, Ken, Sam and May (2) Ian, Emy, May and Ron (3) Tim, Ken, Joe and Ron
(4) Ron, Sam, Joe and May (5) Sam, Den, Ken and Bob
12. The numbers assigned by Professor Chaurasia to each of the 26 alphabets namely A, B, C, ......, Y and
Z are 1, 2, 3, ......, 25 and 26 respectively. He makes a selection of certain alphabets such that his
selection includes all the vowels and all those alphabets which have been assigned a prime number. He
forms a five-letter word using the alphabets from his selection. Which of the following is definitely not
a word formed by him?
(1) IGCAM (2) SCEKA (3) SUOEM
(4) UQKAE (5) OGVUE
13. Seven containers namely C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 and C7 are filled with one out of the 7 liquids namely
A, B, C, D, E, F and G not necessarily in this particular order. C2, C4 and C6 are filled with A, E and C
respectively. C1 is filled with neither D nor G. C7 is filled with neither B nor D. If C1 is filled with F,
which liquid is filled in C7?
(1) A (2) G (3) C
(4) Either (2) or (3) (5) Cannot be determined
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for Questions 14 and 15: for Questions 14 and 15: for Questions 14 and 15: for Questions 14 and 15: for Questions 14 and 15: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The figure shows the data of a mutual fund company. The allocation of funds in each sector Auto(A), Chemical
(C), Pharmaceutical(P), IT(I), Bank(B), and Others(O) is shown below.
The price at which the shares of respective sectors were purchased and their current market price is shown in
the graph:
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Note: Note: Note: Note: Note: Funds with the Mutual Fund Company are worth Rs. 100 crore.
Market Capitalization = Number of Shares × Current Market Price.
Market Appreciation = Number of Shares × (Current Market Price – Purchase Price)
14. For which sector Market Capitalization is the maximum?
(1) Chemical (2) Pharmaceutical (3) IT
(4) Bank (5) Auto
15. For which sector Market Appreciation is the minimum?
(1) Chemical (2) Pharmaceutical (3) Auto
(4) Bank (5) Others
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DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
There are ten boxes namely Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, ….. , Box 9 and Box 10 with Mr. Zero. Each of these ten
boxes is colored with one out of the four colors namely Black, White, Yellow and Pink. The number of coins
in these boxes is one of the five numbers 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30. The following bar – graphs provides information
about the number of boxes that are colored Black, White, Yellow and Pink and also about the number of
boxes that have different number of coins.
No two boxes that are colored with the same color have equal number of coins.
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16. The number of boxes that have exactly 20 coins is
(1) 4 (2) 3 (3) 2 (4) 1 (5) Cannot be determined
17. What is the total number of coins in all the boxes that are colored black?
(1) 102 (2) 92 (3) 95 (4) 105 (5) Cannot be determined.
18. The total number of coins in all the ten boxes with Mr. Zero can at the most be
(1) 202 (2) 207 (3) 212 (4) 222 (5) 227
19. If the number of coins in the box that is colored pink is 30, then which of the following can be the total
number of coins in all the boxes that are colored white?
(1) 45 (2) 37 (3) 42
(4) Either (1) or (2) (5) Either (1) or (2) or (3)
20. If the total number of coins in the boxes that are colored yellow is the maximum possible and the total
number of coins in all the boxes is the least, then what is the number of coins in the box that is colored
pink?
(1) 25 (2) 30 (3) 15 (4) 12 (5) Cannot be determined.
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DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Each of the five people namely Rohan, Deepak, Tripti, Sonal and Tarun completed 200, 180, 140, 150 and
240 units of work. The number of days taken by Rohan, Deepak, Tripti, Sonal and Tarun to complete the
mentioned units of work is 12, 10, 8, 10 and 12 days respectively. The following table provides information
about the units of work completed by each of these people after every day.
After Rohan Deepak Tripti Sonal Tarun
1 day 10 12 5 20 18
2 days 22 32 15 25 20
3 days 24 50 25 40 44
4 days 40 52 50 50 48
5 days 60 84 80 65 50
6 days 68 120 96 80 95
7 days 140 140 108 100 100
8 days 148 156 140 125 112
9 days 176 172 140 140 115
10 days 180 180 140 150 120
11 days 184 180 140 150 160
12 days 200 180 140 150 240
Number of Units
21. Out of the mentioned days, what is the maximum units of work completed by all the five people on a
single day?
(1) 123 (2) 124 (3) 129 (4) 131 (5) 130
22. What was the approximate average units of work per day per person?
(1) 17.50 (2) 15.17 (3) 75 .83 (4) 91.00 (5) None of these
Additional Information for questions 23 and 24: Additional Information for questions 23 and 24: Additional Information for questions 23 and 24: Additional Information for questions 23 and 24: Additional Information for questions 23 and 24:
A person is said to be more efficient than the other person only if he/she has done more number of units of
work than him/her on at least seven days.
23. Tarun is more efficient than which of the following people?
(1) Deepak (2) Sonal (3) Rohan
(4) Both (1) and (2) (5) Both (1) and (3)
24. Out of the five people, how many are more efficient than exactly two of them?
(1) 4 (2) 2 (3) 1 (4) 0 (5) 3
25. On how many days does Sonal do more units of work than that of at least one and at most two of these
people?
(1) 5 (2) 8 (3) 6 (4) 7 (5) 9
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SECTION - II SECTION - II SECTION - II SECTION - II SECTION - II
26. Mr. Chaalu while buying clothes uses a faulty meter tape which actually measures 110 cm for a meter
and while selling them he uses another faulty meter tape which actually measures 90 cm for a meter. If
he buys the cloth at a discount of 5% on the marked price and sells it at a discount of 10% on the same
marked price, then what is his percentage gain or loss?
(1) 15.8% profit (2) 4.21% loss (3) 5% loss (4) 25% profit (5) None of these
27. The number of zeroes in binary notation of 2
189
– 2
89
is
(1) 0 (2) 89 (3) 100 (4) 189 (5) 90
28. How many 5 digit multiples of 3 or 4 (but not both) can be formed using the first 6 natural numbers, if
the repetition of digits is not allowed?
(1) 432 (2) 372 (3) 312 (4) 240 (5) 268
29. ‘z’ is a positive integer. Find the smallest positive integer ‘m’ such that 2
3z
always divides m
3113
+1.
(1) 8
z
– 3 (2) 8
z
– 5 (3) 4
z
– 3 (4) 2
3z
– 1 (5) None of these
30. Sanjay bought a basket of oranges, a basket of apples, a basket of mangoes and a basket of peaches. He
paid a total of Rs.790 for the baskets of fruits bought by him. While driving back to home, he realized
that if he decreased the price of the basket of mangoes by Rs.4, increased the price of basket of peaches
by Rs.7, multiplied the price of the basket of oranges by 3 and divided the price of the basket of apples
by 2, then all the baskets would have the same price. Find the price of the basket of peaches.
(1) Rs. 160 (2) Rs. 180 (3) Rs. 95 (4) Rs. 176 (5) Rs. 170
31. A circle with radius 2 cm is circumscribed by two triangles ABC and ADE as shown in the following
figure. It is given that DE = 7 cm, BC = 5 cm, AC = 13 cm and the measure of ∠ = ° CBD 90 . Also it can
be concluded that
=
+
2BD
GF ,
BD k
where ‘k’ is a real constant. Find the value of ‘k’.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
(1) 1 (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4 (5) 0
32. If 5x 2y z 81, + + = where x, y and z are distinct positive integers, then find the difference between the
maximum and the minimum possible value of x + y + z.
(1) 44 (2) 48 (3) 55 (4) 60 (5) 64
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33. Ramu is an intelligent sheep rearer. He observed that the average number of wool pieces produced per
sheep is equal to the number of sheeps owned by him in the year 2006. In 2007, he observed that the
average number of wool pieces produced per sheep owned by him is 97. The number of wool pieces
produced by the sheeps owned by him in the year 2007 is less than the number of wool pieces produced
by the sheeps owned by him in the year 2006 by 3500. If the total number of sheeps owned by Ramu
in 2006 and in 2007 is the same, then find the total number of sheep owned by Ramu in the year 2006.
(1) 100 (2) 120 (3) 130 (4) 150 (5) 125
34. There are two alloys of gold and copper. In the first alloy, there is twice as much gold as copper and in
the second alloy, the quantity of copper is five times the quantity of gold. In what ratio we must mix the
first and the second alloy such that the amount of copper is twice the amount of the gold in this new
alloy?
(1) 1 : 1 (2) 1 : 2 (3) 1 : 1.5 (4) 1 : 2.5 (5) 2 : 1
35. How many different points in the X-Y plane are at a distance of 5 units from the origin and have
co-ordinates (a, b), where ‘a’ and ‘b’ are integers?
(1) 6 (2) 8 (3) 10 (4) 12 (5) 16
36. A boat while going downstream, crosses a floating wooden piece. After 1 hr, the boat reaches the port,
and starts travelling in the opposite direction immediately. Now, after moving from the port for 1 hr, the
boat crosses that wooden piece again at a point which is 8 kms ahead of the place where it was
encountered earlier. Find the speed of the stream.(Assume that the speeds of the boat and the stream
remain constant).
(1) 4 km/hr (2) 3 km/hr (3) 2 km/hr (4) 1 km/hr (5) 8 km/hr
37. The total number of terms in an arithmetic progression (A.P.) is odd. The sum of all the even placed
terms is 7 and the sum of all the odd placed terms is 8.75 in this A.P. It is also given that the last term of
this A.P. exceeds the first term by 2. Find the total number of terms in the A.P..
(1) 5 (2) 9 (3) 11 (4) 21 (5) Cannot be determined
38. There are two numbers A and B. A can be expressed as a product of 13 and a two-digit prime number
and B can be expressed as a product of 17 and a two-digit prime number. If the unit’s digit of the
product of A and B is 7, then how many distinct products of A and B are possible?
(1) 48 (2) 55 (3) 80 (4) 110 (5) 120
39. ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral with AB = 8 units, BC = 5 units and CD = 6 units. If the diagonals of this
quadrilateral intersect at right angles, then AC is approximately equal to
(1) 10 units (2) 11 units (3) 12 units (4) 9 units (5) None of these
40. If a, b and c are positive real numbers, then find the minimum possible value of
+ +
+ + +
a b c
.
b 3c c 3a a 3b
(1)
3
8
(2)
3
5
(3)
15
22
(4)
18
25
(5)
3
4
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41. In the figure given below ABDE is a quadrilateral. The line segments ED and AB are extended to
intersect at a point C. Given that the lengths of the line segments EC, DC and AE are equal to
16, 12 and 8 units respectively. If DB = BC, then what is the perimeter of quadrilateral ABDE?
C
B
A
8
E
D
1 2
(1)
( )
+ 3 3 2 2 units (2)
( )
+ 4 2 2 1 units (3)
( )
+ 3 6 2 2 units
(4)
( )
+ 2 3 3 4 units (5)
( )
+ 4 2 3 3 units
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 42 and 43: uestions 42 and 43: uestions 42 and 43: uestions 42 and 43: uestions 42 and 43: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Rohit wishes to donate some amount of money to three charitable organizations viz. A, B and C such that the
amount donated by him to C is equal to the total amount donated by him to A and B together. If Rohit donates
Rs. ‘x’ to C and Rs. ‘y’ to A, then the amount donated to B will be less than 20% of ‘y’ and if he donates Rs.
(x + 1) to C and Rs. ‘y’ to A, then the amount donated to B will be more than 25% of ‘y’. ‘x’ is a positive
integer.
42. Which of the following can be a possible value of ‘y’?
(1) Rs.19.18 (2) Rs.20.12 (3) Rs.20.54 (4) Rs.22.22 (5) None of these
43. How many values of ‘x’ are possible?
(1) 0 (2) 19 (3) 4 (4) 23 (5) 24
DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
N is a natural number such that 300 < N < 750. P is the sum of the number N and the number formed by
reversing the digits of N, even if upon reversing, it becomes a two-digit or a single-digit number. P is also
equal to ‘k’ times the sum of the digits of the number N.
44. Find the minimum possible value of ‘k’.
(1) 28.5 (2) 32.75 (3) 37.5 (4) 40.25 (5) 43.5
45. If
=
4
' k' 96 ,
17
then find the remainder when N is divided by the sum of its digits.
(1) 9 (2) 12 (3) 11 (4) 5 (5) 6
46. ABCD is a square and G is a point on DC such that AG is the angular bisector of ∠DAC. The diagonals
of the square intersect at the point E and AG intersects one of the diagonals at the point F. The length of
the line segment = FE 3 2 units. What is the length of DE?
(1)
( )
6 1 + 2 units (2)
( )
6 2 + 2 units (3)
( )
12 1 + 2 units
(4)
3 2 units
(5)
3(2 + 2) units
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47. There were twelve teams participating in a football tournament where each team played exactly one
match with each of the other eleven teams. Each match was played between two teams. The winner of
each match was awarded 3 points while no point was awarded to the team that lost the match. In case of
a tie, both teams got 1 point each. If the aggregate number of points awarded to all the teams at the end
of the tournament was 189, then how many matches ended in a tie?
(1) 7 (2) 8 (3) 9 (4) 6 (5) 4
48. Find the sum of the series (given below) which has infinite terms.
1 1 1 1
3, 2, 1, 1, , , , ....
3 2 9 4
(1) 7 (2) 7.5 (3) 8.0 (4) 8.5 (5) 9.0
49. A and B work for m and n hours per day respectively. They complete a work independently in ‘a’ and
‘b’ days respectively. If each of them reduces their working hours per day by 4 hrs, each would take 5
days more to finish the work independently. If they work together at their original work hours and if
they start at the same time everyday, the job will get done in (a, b, m, n are distinct natural numbers and
m, n < 16):
(1) 3 days 3 hours (2) 4 days (3) 5 days
(4) 5 days 6 hours (5) Cannot be determined
50. The sum of four natural numbers a
1
, a
2
, a
3
and a
4
is 210. What can be the minimum possible L.C.M.. of
these numbers?
(1) 500 (2) 84 (3) 105 (4) 42 (5) None of these
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 51 to 53: uestions 51 to 53: uestions 51 to 53: uestions 51 to 53: uestions 51 to 53: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose
the most appropriate answer to each question.
PASSAGE 1 PASSAGE 1 PASSAGE 1 PASSAGE 1 PASSAGE 1
Knowledge originates either in scientific, objective observation of the “real” world, or in emotional, highly
personal apprehension of values expressed as I like or approve of this. Rhetoric is not possible within this
duality. We, can however, question this duality and this involves some border crossing from the territory of
philosophy into the old world of rhetoric that turns to study the particular sites where writing takes place to
explore how writing and persuasion works. From this perspective the structure of a scientific report is not just
a matter of superficial style, but rather a complex stock of argumentative moves or commonplaces that serve
to reinforce and reproduce a view of the world that characterizes the discipline of science. In short, the
“common” topics have become, in their way, as specialized as the “special” topics (or specialized knowledge
that characterizes a particular discipline).
Knowledge is also discovered through dialectic. Knowledge is not created through the isolated self interact-
ing with the physical world, nor even by groups of selves attempting to achieve Platonic certainty through the
discursive testing of logical propositions or mathematical axioms. Rather, knowledge is developed commu-
nally through the process of making an intelligible world with my fellow human being. Hence we have the
idea of an ongoing conversation with persuasion a necessary means of keeping the conversation (as a form of
social interaction) going.
But how do we influence each other through language? In ‘Why Does Rhetoric Need a Theory of Reading’?
Doug Brent says:
Traditional rhetoric simply had to have faith that an audience could interpret accurately. Rhetoric is tradition-
ally defined as the art of using language to influence others’ behaviour and belief. This implies that discourse
is a reasonably reliable means by which one person can affect another. The rhetor must know that what he
puts into his discourse will be roughly reflected in what the audience takes out. Otherwise persuasion is
meaningless, for the rhetor has no predictable influence on his audience. To do his job, the rhetor must
believe human beings act not at random, but rather for reasons that he can predict and use. This assumption,
however, has been treated simply as an assumption, an article of faith.
51. A suitable title for the passage is
(1) Ways through which knowledge is discovered.
(2) Knowledge can be discovered only through rhetoric.
(3) Rhetoric and the discovery of knowledge.
(4) Traditional Rhetoric and its assumptions.
(5) Philosophy and Rhetoric.
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52. The tone of the passage is predominantly
(1) Descriptive (2) Argumentative (3) Analytical
(4) Subjective (5) Skeptical
53. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(1) The ‘duality’ as regards the origin of knowledge takes into account communal interactions.
(2) The effectiveness of Rhetoric as a means to discover knowledge is suspect.
(3) Persuasion is one of the factors which impede the discovery of knowledge through rhetoric.
(4) The Rhetor can influence his audience even if the audience is not interested in what he is saying.
(5) ‘The rhetorical philosophy’ seeks to increase universal brotherhood and universal love.
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 54 to 56: uestions 54 to 56: uestions 54 to 56: uestions 54 to 56: uestions 54 to 56: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose
the most appropriate answer to each question.
PASSAGE 2 PASSAGE 2 PASSAGE 2 PASSAGE 2 PASSAGE 2
Farmers who used “slash and burn” methods of clearing forests to grow crops thousands of years ago could
have increased carbon dioxide levels enough to change the climate, researchers claimed today.The US scien-
tists believe that small populations released carbon emissions as they cleared large tracts of land to produce
relatively meagre amounts of food.They were much less efficient than farmers using today’s agricultural
practices because there were no constraints on land.
A study published online in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews by researchers at the University of
Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) said that early farmers could have cleared
five or more times as much land as they used at any one time.According to the researchers, today’s population
of six billion people uses about 90% less land per person for growing food than the early farming
societies.William Ruddiman, the paper’s lead author and emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the
University of Virginia, said the early farmers were likely to have cleared land by burning forests, planted crop
seeds among the dead stumps and moved on to a new area once the yields declined.”They used more land for
farming because they had little incentive to maximise yield from less land, and because there was plenty of
forest to burn. They may have inadvertently altered the climate,” he said.
Ruddiman first published a hypothesis five years ago suggesting people began altering the global climate
thousands of years ago, with human activity accounting for rises in carbon dioxide that began about 7,000
years ago.His theory was criticised by scientists who believe the human impact on the climate began with the
industrial revolution because earlier populations were too small to influence the level of carbon emissions in
the atmosphere.
But Ruddiman said that early farming methods, with around 10 times the amount of land per person than is
used today, could have created an impact on the climate despite the small number of people in early civilisations.
54. Which of the following would be strongly supported by Ruddiman’s critics ?
(1) Land use in the past was similar to land use today and that the great population explosion of the past
centuries has increased land use proportionally.
(2) The modes of farming have become more efficient since the industrial revolution.
(3) Farmers today use lesser land per person than farmers before the industrial revolution.
(4) The proportion of carbon emitted by vehicles is much more as compared to that emitted by
agricultural practices.
(5) Farmers of the earlier ages used 10 times more land per person than the present day farmers.
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55. The passage is trying to establish which of the following facts ?
A. Much smaller earlier populations used more land than the current populations and may have more
greatly affected climate than current models reflect.
B. Much smaller earlier populations burnt and cleared a lot of forest land and may have more greatly
affected climate than current models reflect.
C. Much smaller earlier populations used lesser land than the current populations and may have more
greatly affected climate than current models reflect.
(1) Only A (2) Only B (3) A and B (4) B and C (5) A, B and C
56. The author’s tone in the passage is?
(1) Supportive (2) Analytical (3) Neutral (4) Expounding (5) Can’t say
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for Questions 57 to 59: for Questions 57 to 59: for Questions 57 to 59: for Questions 57 to 59: for Questions 57 to 59: In each question, there are five sentences or parts of sentences that
forms 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.
57. A. A Farewell to Arms is a very dramatic book.
B. Many scholars, such as Ray B. West, Jr., have compared its five-book structure to the traditional
English five-act play.
C. There are similarities to be drawn between the structure of the novel and tragic drama.
D. The first book, like the first act in a play, introduces the characters and the situation of the story, and
in the second book the romantic plot is developed.
E. Book III provides the climactic turning point: Frederic’s desertion of his post in the army and his
decision to return to Catherine.
(1) D & E (2) A & D (3) B only (4) B, C & D (5) A, B & D
58. A. Development is a process whereby insignificant and imperceptible
B. quantitative changes lead to fundamental, qualitative changes.
C. The latter occur not gradually, but rapidly and abruptly, in the form of a leap from one state to
another.
D. A simple example from the physical world might be the heating of water: a one-degree increase in
temperature is a quantitative change,
E. but on 100 degrees there is a qualitative change-water to steam.
(1) A, C & D (2) A & D (3) C only (4) E only (5) B, C & D
59. A. The next step towards globalisation comes from an unexpected quarter–global farmlands.
B. Stung by growing food shortages, the Chinese government is encouraging
C. its agricultural firms to buy or lease farmlands in Africa
D. and South America to bolster food security back home. The new government policy comes in the
wake of higher income levels that encourage
E. spending away from staple rice diets and towards increasing consumption of meat.
(1) C & E (2) A & C (3) B, C & D (4) A only (5) None of the above
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 60 to 63: uestions 60 to 63: uestions 60 to 63: uestions 60 to 63: uestions 60 to 63: For the word given at the top of each table, match the dictionary
definition on the left (A, B, C, D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E, F, G, H). Out of the five
possibilities given in the boxes below the table, select the one that has all the definitions and their usages
closely matched.
60. Bellow
Dictionary definition Usage
A. to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry, as a
bull or cow
E. The Tory leaders started bellowing at
the opposition leader, when he set out
to prove that Britain was not a safe
place under them.
B. to roar; bawl F. The steward kept bellowing his
commands across the kitchen.
C. to utter in a loud deep voice G. The principal was bellowing with rage.
D. to utter protests in a loud voice H. The bull kept bellowing in pain after
the truck hit it.
(1)
A H
B G
C F
D E
(2)
A E
B G
C F
D H
(3)
A G
B E
C H
D F
(4)
A F
B E
C H
D G
(5)
A E
B F
C G
D H
61. Ethereal
Dictionary definition Usage
A. pertaining to, containing,
or resembling ethyl ether
E. In comparison to the fervent poetry of
Wordsworth, the more ethereal poetry
of Kelly will be remembered by a
number of readers.
B. refined F. Her ethereal beauty commanded
instant attention.
C. heavenly or celestial G. The remaining ingredients instantly
dissolved in the ethereal solution.
D. light H. These ethereal creatures are found
only in the deeper regions of the
Amazon forests.
(1)
A F
B G
C E
D H
(2)
A G
B E
C H
D F
(3)
A H
B F
C G
D E
(4)
A G
B H
C E
D F
(5)
A G
B H
C F
D E
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62. Ply
Dictionary definition Usage
A. to assail persistently E. The dishonest innkeeper would always ply
his guests with drinks until they would be
inebriated.
B. to supply with or offer something
pressingly to
F. Mustafa was diligent to ply his trade as a
good cobbler.
C. to carry on, practice, or pursue busily
or steadily
G. The cruel charioteer never ceased to ply
the horses with a whip.
D. to pass over or along steadily or on a
regular basis
H. There are few boats remaining that ply on
the Yamuna.
(1)
A H
B E
C F
D G
(2)
A H
B F
C E
D G
(3)
A G
B E
C F
D H
(4)
A E
B G
C F
D H
(5)
A G
B F
C E
D H
63. Gross
Dictionary definition Usage
A. without deductions; total E. Ahana found his gross ways
extremely repulsive and refused to go
out with him.
B. lacking in refinement, good
manners, education
F. He wore an outfit that was absolutely
gross.
C. flagrant and extreme G. Gross injustice was meted out to
those affected by the industrial
accident.
D. extremely objectionable,
offensive, or disgusting
H. Gross sales last year were much
higher.
(1)
A F
B H
C G
D E
(2)
A G
B H
C E
D F
(3)
A G
B E
C H
D F
(4)
A H
B F
C G
D E
(5)
A H
B E
C G
D F
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for Questions 64 to 66: for Questions 64 to 66: for Questions 64 to 66: for Questions 64 to 66: for Questions 64 to 66: Each question has a set of four sequentially ordered statements. Each
statement can be classified as one of the following:
- Facts, which deal with pieces of information that one has heard, seen or read, and which are open
to discovery or verification (the answer option indicates such a statement with an ‘F’).
- Inferences, which are conclusions drawn about the unknown, on the basis of the known (the answer
option indicates such a statement with an ‘I’).
- Judgements, which are opinions that imply approval or disapproval of persons, objects, situations and
occurrences in the past, the present or the future (the answer option indicates such a statement with a
‘J’).
Select the answer option that best describes the set of four statements.
64. 1. Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes in an over in the match against England in the twenty 20 world cup helped
him score the fastest 50 in any form of cricket.
2. India would have lost the game against England if Yuvraj had not played.
3. Yuvraj’s innings propelled India to a score which would have otherwise been difficult to reach.
4. Yuvraj Singh won the man of the match award for his outstanding performance in India’s match
against England.
(1) FIIF (2) IJIF (3) FJJF (4) FIJF (5) FIIJ
65. 1. Reddys are now on the defensive since it has been established beyond doubt that the community
was behind the attacks launched on the Dalit community of the state.
2. From the report submitted by the investigating agency it appears that the preplanned attack against
the Dalits was another futile attempt by the Reddys to reassert their age old authority which had
seen fissures with the growing assertion of the Dalits.
3. Twenty one of the accused have been given life imprisonment while thirty five of the accused have
been asked to serve one year rigorous imprisonment.
4. A coalition of Dalit organizations has been pressing the government to file a petition in the upper
court to challenge the acquittal.
(1) JFFF (2) IFFF (3) JJFF (4) IIFJ (5) JIFF
66. 1. Sebi has given an ‘informal guidance’ to Insilco on the buy back of Non Convertible Debentures.
2. This move could serve as a useful guide for other companies who may have similar plans.
3. The debentures are due for redemption in three annual installments.
4. Insilco may go ahead with early redemption since Sebi has clarified the process.
(1) FIII (2) FJJI (3) FJFI (4) JJJI (5) FJFJ
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for Questions 67 to 69: for Questions 67 to 69: for Questions 67 to 69: for Questions 67 to 69: for Questions 67 to 69: Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last
sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most
appropriate way.
67. Existentialism is the view of life which focuses on “a man” and in so doing denies that any man is to be
measured or equated against any class called “man” in any sense of experience. Since “man” traditionally
is classified in terms of his mind, body and will against the framework of an external world, the existential
position denies, utterly, the certainty of any external world, as object, and denies, utterly, the assertion
that any rule – physical, emotive, or intellectual - is valid in relation to the single individual.
__________________ .
(1) The exponent of existentialism considers the traditional world to be one of illusion.
(2) Man is not an accidental expression of colliding atoms which continuously move in a random
fashion.
(3) It is quite interesting to analyze organized religion with this background.
(4) It is the consciousness of a man that he is existing in terms of his own flowing of experience, a flow
which is governed by natural laws.
(5) Therefore, the existentialist is free to choose because there are no objective standards to inhibit or
constrain his choice.
68. What is nonlinear science all about? The core ideas are not hard to describe. Nonlinear dynamics arise
from repeated iteration or feedback. A system, whether physical or mathematical, starts in some initial
state. That initial state provides the input to a feedback mechanism which determines the new state of
the system. The new state then provides the input through which the feedback mechanism determines
the system’s next state and so on. Each successive state is causally dependent on its predecessor.
__________________ .
(1) Mathematics aside, nonlinearity has a crucial contribution to make towards general friction regardless
of technological developments.
(2) Sometimes the fundamentals of nonlinear science evade understanding.
(3) The dynamics of non-linear science are being deeply pondered by scientists.
(4) The attempt to apply the ideas of nonlinear science are resisted by the widespread predominance of
linear modes of thought.
(5) But what happens to the system over the course of many iterations can be more complex and less
predictable than one might suppose.
69. The solitary condition of watching movies hasn’t changed—if anything, DVD probably means that we
are more often literally on our own when we watch films—but the movie world has lost some of its love
for loners. Even CGI fantasies like the Toy Story films and the Lord of the Rings cycle are about
teamwork. So if it is going too far to say that movies are more liberal than they were, they are at any rate
less socially empty. Reality, it seems, no longer “pops you out of the story,” as they say in Hollywood.
We don’t mind seeing it now and again on the big screen, especially if our daily lives don’t always feel
that real. _________________________
(1) One of the biggies was Traffic, a film about duplicity in the US war on drugs that won four Oscars
for Steven Gaghan as screenwriter.
(2) Erin Brockovich was about a single mother who takes on and beats a corporation, for which Julia
Roberts won her Oscar.
(3) The political strain in cinema was there then—it always has been, the question is whether it will only
ever be a strain.
(4) But to put this in perspective, it is worth looking back to the 2001 Oscars to see what was nominated
in the year before 9/11.
(5) The MP4 format is becoming more popular.
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DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 70 to 72: uestions 70 to 72: uestions 70 to 72: uestions 70 to 72: uestions 70 to 72: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose
the most appropriate answer to each question.
PASSAGE – 3 PASSAGE – 3 PASSAGE – 3 PASSAGE – 3 PASSAGE – 3
Even as the tiger crisis makes the headlines, conservationists should be doing all they can to garner greater
public support for wildlife conservation. Instead, we are making many more enemies. Across the country in
dozens of sites, the fragile livelihoods that communities living within forests have carved out for themselves
are being snatched away by insensitive conservation laws and programmes. The people, who have for centuries
considered forests their mother, are being alienated from them.
In March this year, there were reports of widespread forest fires in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife
Sanctuary, in Karnataka. Once famous as the hideout of Veerappan, BRT WLS is a stronghold of the elephant
and other wildlife, as also home to a few thousand Soliga adivasis. Newspaper reports cited forest officials
blaming these adivasis for the fires, suggesting that they were probably taking out their anger on the government
for having banned collection of non-timber forest produce.
An investigation by Kalpavriksh revealed that indeed the Soliga adivasis were angry and upset. The ban on
collection of produce like amla (gooseberry), medicinal plants, honey, and lichen, had hit them badly. In
some cases such produce comprised over 60 per cent of their income, apart from their own use for food,
health, housing, and other requirements.
Gauramma, an elder of Kaneri Colony, a Soliga settlement, had this to say: “Ever since we have been stopped
from collecting forest produce, we are in a desperate situation. We used to have two full meals a day, now
even one is difficult to get.” She and her husband now migrate out of the sanctuary to work, earning a meager
amount as labour in the fields of non-adivasis.
Our investigation found that the Soligas could not be blamed for most of the forest fires. However, the
alienation caused by the NTFP ban led to a lack of interest in reporting fires or helping the Forest Department
to douse them, as was the case earlier.
Additionally, local researchers reported that outsiders had chopped down several dozen amla (gooseberry)
trees in the WLS.
In previous years, they would have been stopped by the Soligas who had a stake in protecting the trees.
Clearly, the NTFP ban is not only causing widespread impoverishment and misery, but also backfiring on
conservation itself. This will intensify if the anger among the Soligas grows, and if, as some local social
workers fear, “Naxalite” groups active in nearby areas gain a foothold among the disgruntled adivasis.
BRT WLS is not an isolated example. A recent study revealed that thousands of families in various protected
areas of Orissa have suffered a similar fate. In Baisipalli and Satkosia Sanctuaries, the ban on NTFP collection
has reduced already thin earnings, by 50 to 90 per cent. Many families are migrating to find work, with
serious impact on social life and greater chances of exploitation. The government has provided no alternatives.
This is an issue of grave constitutional and human rights violation, as the right to life can only be sustained if
access to basic livelihood resources is ensured.
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70. The main point from the author’s view is that
(1) there is a need for a more balanced approach to conservation and livelihoods.
(2) basic livelihood activities should be considered “bona fide” and not “commercial”.
(3) the effect of this widespread hostility because of the law may be more serious than it was in the
absence of the law.
(4) the anti-social elements will thrive under such laws.
(5) only large scale extraction should be banned.
71. The author’s attitude as it is revealed in the language used is one of:
(1) Skepticism (2) Hostility (3) Criticism (4) Indifference (5) Scathing
72. According to the passage the ban would result in:
(1) affecting the produce. (2) rebounding on conservation.
(3) creating social stigma. (4) degrading the fauna.
(5) eroding the culture.
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS for for for for for Q QQ QQuestions 73 to 75: uestions 73 to 75: uestions 73 to 75: uestions 73 to 75: uestions 73 to 75: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose
the most appropriate answer to each question.
PASSAGE – 4 PASSAGE – 4 PASSAGE – 4 PASSAGE – 4 PASSAGE – 4
The magic of Mahatma Gandhi is that he defies categorization. Would one call him a saint, philosopher, social
reformer, or politician? Actually, he was all of these and perhaps, much more than any of these. He was a
deeply religious person, but which religion could one ascribe his beliefs to? He was greatly influenced by
Vedanta, but was not really a traditional Vedantist. Vedantic thought tells us the atman or self in each individual
is essentially one, a part of the divine being or Brahman. The traditional interpretation of this principle is an
effort to disassociate oneself from the world and its machinations so that one becomes free of maya or the
illusion of a separately existing, ego-bound I . Gandhi applied this principle in his unique way, extending it to
strive for a better society, free of all divisions. He worked for caste and communal amity and maintained that
the service of the neediest people is the worship of Daridranarayan (God in the form of the poor). His life’s
mission was to work for the betterment of society by affirmative action. For him, India’s independence was
not merely about wrangling power from the British but about creating a more equitable society or Swarajya,
“for those toiling and unemployed millions who do not get even a square meal a day and have to scratch
along with a piece of stale roti and a pinch of salt”.
The Bhagavad Gita says, “You have the right to act, but do so without expecting the fruits of your action.”
From this, Gandhi drew inspiration to persevere undaunted in his struggle, fully understanding that his may
be a prolonged struggle which may or may not yield the expected results within a reasonable period of time.
Many attribute his fetish for fasts to the Jain philosophy, which was an early influence on him. However, there
was a key difference in the application of this principle by Gandhi. While the Jain concept of fasting is
renunciation of action that of Gandhi was fasting for a cause. In the Sermon on the Mount, another great
inspiration for Gandhi, Jesus says, “Resist not him that is evil, but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek
turn to him the other also.” Forgiveness, the central principle of Christ, was embraced by Gandhi, but he did
not stop at that. He extended this principle to make non-violent opposition a potent weapon. Fighting against
injustice without causing any harm or harboring any ill-feelings towards the enemy came to be his guiding
principle. Hence, though deeply religious, he cannot be categorized as belonging to any particular sect or
creed. Like all great messiahs and masters, he rose above the practices of the day and culled the essence from
each faith, beautifully interweaving various religious traditions to create a mosaic of spirituality that was
uniquely his own.
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73. This passage principally intends to:
(1) Extol disciplinary ideas.
(2) Recognize the great work done.
(3) Identify the creation and practice of an ideology.
(4) Extend religious beliefs.
(5) Create a feeling of curiosity.
74. The phrase “defies categorization” in the passage means:
(1) Challenges classification.
(2) Resists grouping.
(3) Rebels labeling
(4) Disobeys groups
(5) Dares tagging
75. The last paragraph of the passage succeeds mainly in:
(1) Laying down the political ideologies of the times.
(2) Bringing out the greatness of the future leaders.
(3) Highlighting the evolution of Gandhian ideology.
(4) Defining true religion.
(5) Delineating the philosophy of life.

5.

If members of Scouts club received more number of green coloured badges in the Adventure activities than in the Social activities, then which of the following statements is definitely false? (1) The number of red coloured badges that members of Scouts club received is more than the number of blue coloured badges received by the members of Rovers club. (2) In the Adventure activities the clubs which did not receive badges of colours red, blue and green are Cubs, Scouts and Rovers respectively. (3) In the Adventure activities the members of Rovers club did not receive any green coloured badge. (4) The number of green coloured badges that the members of Scouts club received is more than the number of blue coloured badges received by the members of Rovers club. (5) More than one of the given statements.

DIRECTIONS for Questions 6 to 10: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. In a tennis tournament eight different players namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H participated. Each player played exactly one match against each of the remaining seven players. No match ended in a draw or tie. In each match two out of the eight players contested and one player won whereas the other player lost. Exactly five out of the eight players won five matches each. Additional Information Given: 1. G lost his matches against each of B, C, D and E. 2. F lost his match against A but won against G. 6. Find the total number of matches played in the tennis tournament. (1) 24 (2) 28 (3) 32 (4) 36 How many players won exactly one match? A. None B. One C. Two D. Three (1) A or B or D (2) B only (4) B or D (5) B or C or D

(5) 40

7.

(3) A or B or C or D

Additional Information for questions 8 to 10: G won its match against H while A lost its match against both C and D. 8. How many matches were won by A in the tennis tournament? (1) One (2) Two (3) Five (4) Three How many matches were won by F in the tennis tournament? (1) One (2) Five (3) Two (4) Three

(5) Cannot be determined

9.

(5) Cannot be determined

10.

If H won his match against B, and C lost its match against F, then which of the following pairs of players definitely won its match against E? (5) Cannot be determined (1) A and C (2) C and D (3) A and D (4) A and F

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I II III IV Sam Ken Tim May Tim Ron Ian Bob Den Joe Bob Den May Bob Emy Sam Which of the following can never be a selection done by Mr. C6 and C7 are filled with one out of the 7 liquids namely A. Tim. E and C respectively. C7 is filled with neither B nor D..... May and Ron (4) Ron. C5. Ken.. B.. which liquid is filled in C7? (1) A (2) G (3) C (4) Either (2) or (3) (5) Cannot be determined 13. F and G not necessarily in this particular order. Some of the selections done by him are listed in the table given below.11. If C1 is filled with F. C2.. Ian. Sam. 25 and 26 respectively. Ken.. 2. Vaughan selects four children such that in each selection.. He forms a five-letter word using the alphabets from his selection.. E. C. Vaughan? (1) Den. Ken and Bob 12. May. C2. Emy. C. He makes a selection of certain alphabets such that his selection includes all the vowels and all those alphabets which have been assigned a prime number. Which of the following is definitely not a word formed by him? (1) IGCAM (2) SCEKA (3) SUOEM (4) UQKAE (5) OGVUE Seven containers namely C1.. C3. C4. Joe and Ron The numbers assigned by Professor Chaurasia to each of the 26 alphabets namely A. Selections (3) Tim. Ken. Joe and May (5) Sam. B. C1 is filled with neither D nor G. .Mock CAT 9 . there is exactly one pair of siblings and the other two children do not have any sibling. C4 and C6 are filled with A. Ron. Joe. . Mr. Sam and May (2) Ian.. Y and Z are 1. D. Page 3 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . There are exactly three pairs of siblings among ten children namely Sam. Bob. 3. Den and Emy such that no child is common in these pairs. Den.

Market Capitalization = Number of Shares × Current Market Price.) 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 A C P I B O Purchase Price Current market value as a percentage of Purchase Price 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 25% 25% 20% A C P I B O Note: Funds with the Mutual Fund Company are worth Rs. The figure shows the data of a mutual fund company. IT(I). The price at which the shares of respective sectors were purchased and their current market price is shown in the graph: Percentage of funds invested in each sector 5% 10% 15% Current market value as a percentage of Purchase Price Purchase Price(in Rs.DIRECTIONS for Questions 14 and 15: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Chemical (C). (3) Auto Page 4 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . Bank(B).Mock CAT 9 . The allocation of funds in each sector Auto(A). and Others(O) is shown below. 100 crore. For which sector Market Capitalization is the maximum? (1) Chemical (2) Pharmaceutical (4) Bank (5) Auto For which sector Market Appreciation is the minimum? (1) Chemical (2) Pharmaceutical (4) Bank (5) Others (3) IT 15. Market Appreciation = Number of Shares × (Current Market Price – Purchase Price) 14. Pharmaceutical(P).

Box 2. If the total number of coins in the boxes that are colored yellow is the maximum possible and the total number of coins in all the boxes is the least. 20.DIRECTIONS for Questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. No two boxes that are colored with the same color have equal number of coins. Page 5 MBA Test Prep Unproctored .. The total number of coins in all the ten boxes with Mr. Zero can at the most be (1) 202 (2) 207 (3) 212 (4) 222 (5) 227 If the number of coins in the box that number of coins in all the boxes that (1) 45 (4) Either (1) or (2) is colored pink is 30. Box 9 and Box 10 with Mr. then what is the number of coins in the box that is colored pink? (1) 25 (2) 30 (3) 15 (4) 12 (5) Cannot be determined. Box 3. 12 Number of Boxes Pink Colors Yellow White Black 0 1 2 2 5 2 4 6 10 8 6 4 5 10 8 6 4 2 0 Number of Boxes At least At most At least At least At most 12 coins 15 coins 20 coins 25 coins 25 coins 16. then which of the following can be the total are colored white? (2) 37 (3) 42 (5) Either (1) or (2) or (3) 19. The number of boxes that have exactly 20 coins is (1) 4 (2) 3 (3) 2 (4) 1 (5) Cannot be determined 17. The following bar – graphs provides information about the number of boxes that are colored Black. Yellow and Pink and also about the number of boxes that have different number of coins. 15. White. Each of these ten boxes is colored with one out of the four colors namely Black. The number of coins in these boxes is one of the five numbers 12. There are ten boxes namely Box 1. White. Zero. What is the total number of coins in all the boxes that are colored black? (1) 102 (2) 92 (3) 95 (4) 105 (5) Cannot be determined. Yellow and Pink. 20.Mock CAT 9 . …. 25 and 30. . 18.

After 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days 11 days 12 days 21. Rohan 10 22 24 40 60 68 140 148 176 180 184 200 Number of Units Deepak Tripti Sonal 12 5 20 32 15 25 50 25 40 52 50 50 84 80 65 120 96 80 140 108 100 156 140 125 172 140 140 180 140 150 180 140 150 180 140 150 Tarun 18 20 44 48 50 95 100 112 115 120 160 240 Out of the mentioned days. The number of days taken by Rohan. Each of the five people namely Rohan.DIRECTIONS for Questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Tripti.Mock CAT 9 . Tripti. how many are more efficient than exactly two of them? (1) 4 (2) 2 (3) 1 (4) 0 (5) 3 On how many days does Sonal do more units of work than that of at least one and at most two of these people? (1) 5 (2) 8 (3) 6 (4) 7 (5) 9 25.50 (2) 15.00 22. (5) None of these Additional Information for questions 23 and 24: A person is said to be more efficient than the other person only if he/she has done more number of units of work than him/her on at least seven days. Sonal and Tarun to complete the mentioned units of work is 12. 8. 23. 10. Tarun is more efficient than which of the following people? (1) Deepak (2) Sonal (4) Both (1) and (2) (5) Both (1) and (3) (3) Rohan 24. 150 and 240 units of work. Sonal and Tarun completed 200. The following table provides information about the units of work completed by each of these people after every day. Deepak.17 (3) 75 . what is the maximum units of work completed by all the five people on a single day? (1) 123 (2) 124 (3) 129 (4) 131 (5) 130 What was the approximate average units of work per day per person? (1) 17. Page 6 MBA Test Prep Unproctored .83 (4) 91. Deepak. Out of the five people. 180. 140. 10 and 12 days respectively.

7. 180 (3) Rs. BD + k C F D G E B A (1) 1 32.8% profit (2) 4. (1) Rs. where x. BC = 5 cm. if the repetition of digits is not allowed? (1) 432 (2) 372 (3) 312 (4) 240 (5) 268 ‘z’ is a positive integer.Mock CAT 9 . where ‘k’ is a real constant. If he buys the cloth at a discount of 5% on the marked price and sells it at a discount of 10% on the same marked price. 95 (4) Rs. It is given that DE = 7 cm. 31. 160 (2) Rs. 176 (5) Rs. then what is his percentage gain or loss? (1) 15. Also it can be concluded that GF = 29. AC = 13 cm and the measure of ∠CBD = 90°.790 for the baskets of fruits bought by him. Find the smallest positive integer ‘m’ such that 23z always divides m3113+1. (1) 44 (2) 48 (3) 55 (4) 60 (5) 64 Page 7 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . 30. y and z are distinct positive integers. How many 5 digit multiples of 3 or 4 (but not both) can be formed using the first 6 natural numbers. then all the baskets would have the same price. He paid a total of Rs.SECTION . a basket of apples. (5) 90 28. multiplied the price of the basket of oranges by 3 and divided the price of the basket of apples by 2. Chaalu while buying clothes uses a faulty meter tape which actually measures 110 cm for a meter and while selling them he uses another faulty meter tape which actually measures 90 cm for a meter.21% loss (3) 5% loss (4) 25% profit (5) None of these The number of zeroes in binary notation of 2189 – 289 is (1) 0 (2) 89 (3) 100 (4) 189 27. increased the price of basket of peaches by Rs. then find the difference between the maximum and the minimum possible value of x + y + z.4. he realized that if he decreased the price of the basket of mangoes by Rs. 170 A circle with radius 2 cm is circumscribed by two triangles ABC and ADE as shown in the following figure. Find the price of the basket of peaches. Find the value of ‘k’. a basket of mangoes and a basket of peaches. (2) 2 (3) 3 (4) 4 (5) 0 If 5x + 2y + z = 81. Mr.II 26. 2BD . While driving back to home. (2) 8z – 5 (3) 4z – 3 (4) 23z – 1 (5) None of these (1) 8z – 3 Sanjay bought a basket of oranges.

(1) 100 (2) 120 (3) 130 (4) 150 (5) 125 There are two alloys of gold and copper. Find the total number of terms in the A.5 (4) 1 : 2. he observed that the average number of wool pieces produced per sheep owned by him is 97. a b c . The sum of all the even placed terms is 7 and the sum of all the odd placed terms is 8.Mock CAT 9 . 35. If the diagonals of this quadrilateral intersect at right angles. 39.75 in this A. after moving from the port for 1 hr. In the first alloy. b). then find the minimum possible value of 34.. where ‘a’ and ‘b’ are integers? (1) 6 (2) 8 (3) 10 (4) 12 (5) 16 A boat while going downstream. Now. the boat reaches the port. If the total number of sheeps owned by Ramu in 2006 and in 2007 is the same.P. 40. In what ratio we must mix the first and the second alloy such that the amount of copper is twice the amount of the gold in this new alloy? (1) 1 : 1 (2) 1 : 2 (3) 1 : 1.P. (1) 4 km/hr (2) 3 km/hr (3) 2 km/hr (4) 1 km/hr (5) 8 km/hr The total number of terms in an arithmetic progression (A. A can be expressed as a product of 13 and a two-digit prime number and B can be expressed as a product of 17 and a two-digit prime number. It is also given that the last term of this A. 37.P.33.P. (1) 5 (2) 9 (3) 11 (4) 21 (5) Cannot be determined There are two numbers A and B. b and c are positive real numbers. 38. In 2007. If the unit’s digit of the product of A and B is 7. 36. BC = 5 units and CD = 6 units. the quantity of copper is five times the quantity of gold. Find the speed of the stream. The number of wool pieces produced by the sheeps owned by him in the year 2007 is less than the number of wool pieces produced by the sheeps owned by him in the year 2006 by 3500. After 1 hr. crosses a floating wooden piece. the boat crosses that wooden piece again at a point which is 8 kms ahead of the place where it was encountered earlier.(Assume that the speeds of the boat and the stream remain constant). then find the total number of sheep owned by Ramu in the year 2006. exceeds the first term by 2. + + b + 3c c + 3a a + 3b (1) 3 8 (2) 3 5 (3) 15 22 (4) 18 25 (5) 3 4 Page 8 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . then AC is approximately equal to (1) 10 units (2) 11 units (3) 12 units (4) 9 units (5) None of these If a. and starts travelling in the opposite direction immediately. then how many distinct products of A and B are possible? (1) 48 (2) 55 (3) 80 (4) 110 (5) 120 ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral with AB = 8 units.5 (5) 2 : 1 How many different points in the X-Y plane are at a distance of 5 units from the origin and have co-ordinates (a. He observed that the average number of wool pieces produced per sheep is equal to the number of sheeps owned by him in the year 2006.) is odd. Ramu is an intelligent sheep rearer. there is twice as much gold as copper and in the second alloy.

(x + 1) to C and Rs. then what is the perimeter of quadrilateral ABDE? C 12 B D E 8 A (3) 3 6 2 + 2 units ( (4) 2 (3 (1) 3 3 2 + 2 units ) 3 + 4 ) units ( (5) 4 (2 (2) 4 2 2 + 1 units ) 3 + 3 ) units ( ) DIRECTIONS for Questions 42 and 43: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. then the amount donated to B will be less than 20% of ‘y’ and if he donates Rs. Find the minimum possible value of ‘k’. then the amount donated to B will be more than 25% of ‘y’. Rohit wishes to donate some amount of money to three charitable organizations viz. What is the length of DE? (1) 6 1 + 2 units (4) 3 2 units ( ) (2) 6 (2 + 2 )units MBA Test Prep (3) 12 1 + 2 units ( ) (5) 3(2 + 2) units Unproctored . ‘x’ to C and Rs. The diagonals of the square intersect at the point E and AG intersects one of the diagonals at the point F. (1) 28.20. ‘y’ to A. Which of the following can be a possible value of ‘y’? (1) Rs.5 If ' k ' = 96 (1) 9 46.25 (5) 43. P is the sum of the number N and the number formed by reversing the digits of N. 4 . DC and AE are equal to 16. ‘x’ is a positive integer. P is also equal to ‘k’ times the sum of the digits of the number N.54 (4) Rs. The length of the line segment FE = 3 2 units.18 (2) Rs. Given that the lengths of the line segments EC. then find the remainder when N is divided by the sum of its digits. B and C such that the amount donated by him to C is equal to the total amount donated by him to A and B together. 44.12 (3) Rs. it becomes a two-digit or a single-digit number. 17 (2) 12 (3) 11 (4) 5 (5) 6 ABCD is a square and G is a point on DC such that AG is the angular bisector of ∠ DAC.5 45. 12 and 8 units respectively. (4) 40. (4) 23 (5) 24 DIRECTIONS for Questions 44 and 45: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. ‘y’ to A. The line segments ED and AB are extended to intersect at a point C. A. If Rohit donates Rs. N is a natural number such that 300 < N < 750.22 How many values of ‘x’ are possible? (1) 0 (2) 19 (3) 4 (5) None of these 43.75 (3) 37.5 (2) 32. In the figure given below ABDE is a quadrilateral. 42.22. If DB = BC. even if upon reversing.41.20.19.Mock CAT 9 Page 9 .

2.47. the job will get done in (a. n are distinct natural numbers and m. .. (2) 7.. If they work together at their original work hours and if they start at the same time everyday.0 (4) 8. The winner of each match was awarded 3 points while no point was awarded to the team that lost the match. There were twelve teams participating in a football tournament where each team played exactly one match with each of the other eleven teams. 1 1 1 1 . Each match was played between two teams. If each of them reduces their working hours per day by 4 hrs.0 A and B work for m and n hours per day respectively. then how many matches ended in a tie? (1) 7 (2) 8 (3) 9 (4) 6 (5) 4 Find the sum of the series (given below) which has infinite terms. . 3 2 9 4 48. In case of a tie.M. both teams got 1 point each. 3. 1. What can be the minimum possible L.5 (3) 8. (1) 7 49.5 (5) 9. of these numbers? (1) 500 (2) 84 (3) 105 (4) 42 (5) None of these 50. . b. If the aggregate number of points awarded to all the teams at the end of the tournament was 189. n < 16): (1) 3 days 3 hours (2) 4 days (3) 5 days (4) 5 days 6 hours (5) Cannot be determined The sum of four natural numbers a1. a3 and a4 is 210.Mock CAT 9 .. each would take 5 days more to finish the work independently.. m. Page 10 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . They complete a work independently in ‘a’ and ‘b’ days respectively.C. 1. a2.

Rhetoric is not possible within this duality. the “common” topics have become.SECTION – III DIRECTIONS for Questions 51 to 53: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. (3) Rhetoric and the discovery of knowledge. Knowledge is not created through the isolated self interacting with the physical world. A suitable title for the passage is (1) Ways through which knowledge is discovered.Mock CAT 9 . Page 11 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . as specialized as the “special” topics (or specialized knowledge that characterizes a particular discipline). We. Rhetoric is traditionally defined as the art of using language to influence others’ behaviour and belief. the rhetor must believe human beings act not at random. question this duality and this involves some border crossing from the territory of philosophy into the old world of rhetoric that turns to study the particular sites where writing takes place to explore how writing and persuasion works. (4) Traditional Rhetoric and its assumptions. In short. To do his job. objective observation of the “real” world. in their way. Knowledge is also discovered through dialectic. or in emotional. nor even by groups of selves attempting to achieve Platonic certainty through the discursive testing of logical propositions or mathematical axioms. Rather. Otherwise persuasion is meaningless. but rather for reasons that he can predict and use. PASSAGE 1 Knowledge originates either in scientific. however. an article of faith. But how do we influence each other through language? In ‘Why Does Rhetoric Need a Theory of Reading’? Doug Brent says: Traditional rhetoric simply had to have faith that an audience could interpret accurately. From this perspective the structure of a scientific report is not just a matter of superficial style. The rhetor must know that what he puts into his discourse will be roughly reflected in what the audience takes out. knowledge is developed communally through the process of making an intelligible world with my fellow human being. highly personal apprehension of values expressed as I like or approve of this. for the rhetor has no predictable influence on his audience. 51. (5) Philosophy and Rhetoric. Hence we have the idea of an ongoing conversation with persuasion a necessary means of keeping the conversation (as a form of social interaction) going. This implies that discourse is a reasonably reliable means by which one person can affect another. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. (2) Knowledge can be discovered only through rhetoric. can however. This assumption. has been treated simply as an assumption. but rather a complex stock of argumentative moves or commonplaces that serve to reinforce and reproduce a view of the world that characterizes the discipline of science.

could have created an impact on the climate despite the small number of people in early civilisations.000 years ago. (5) ‘The rhetorical philosophy’ seeks to increase universal brotherhood and universal love.52. DIRECTIONS for Questions 54 to 56: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. planted crop seeds among the dead stumps and moved on to a new area once the yields declined. But Ruddiman said that early farming methods.His theory was criticised by scientists who believe the human impact on the climate began with the industrial revolution because earlier populations were too small to influence the level of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. (3) Farmers today use lesser land per person than farmers before the industrial revolution.Mock CAT 9 . Which of the following would be strongly supported by Ruddiman’s critics ? (1) Land use in the past was similar to land use today and that the great population explosion of the past centuries has increased land use proportionally.” he said. with around 10 times the amount of land per person than is used today.According to the researchers. (4) The Rhetor can influence his audience even if the audience is not interested in what he is saying. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. researchers claimed today.They were much less efficient than farmers using today’s agricultural practices because there were no constraints on land. today’s population of six billion people uses about 90% less land per person for growing food than the early farming societies. and because there was plenty of forest to burn. 54.The US scientists believe that small populations released carbon emissions as they cleared large tracts of land to produce relatively meagre amounts of food. said the early farmers were likely to have cleared land by burning forests. The tone of the passage is predominantly (1) Descriptive (2) Argumentative (4) Subjective (5) Skeptical (3) Analytical 53. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? (1) The ‘duality’ as regards the origin of knowledge takes into account communal interactions. (3) Persuasion is one of the factors which impede the discovery of knowledge through rhetoric. A study published online in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews by researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) said that early farmers could have cleared five or more times as much land as they used at any one time. Page 12 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . They may have inadvertently altered the climate. (4) The proportion of carbon emitted by vehicles is much more as compared to that emitted by agricultural practices.William Ruddiman. (2) The modes of farming have become more efficient since the industrial revolution. Ruddiman first published a hypothesis five years ago suggesting people began altering the global climate thousands of years ago.”They used more land for farming because they had little incentive to maximise yield from less land. (5) Farmers of the earlier ages used 10 times more land per person than the present day farmers. with human activity accounting for rises in carbon dioxide that began about 7. PASSAGE 2 Farmers who used “slash and burn” methods of clearing forests to grow crops thousands of years ago could have increased carbon dioxide levels enough to change the climate. (2) The effectiveness of Rhetoric as a means to discover knowledge is suspect. the paper’s lead author and emeritus professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.

Jr. B. A. B. quantitative changes lead to fundamental. the Chinese government is encouraging its agricultural firms to buy or lease farmlands in Africa and South America to bolster food security back home. C. D. C. There are similarities to be drawn between the structure of the novel and tragic drama. such as Ray B. 57. E. spending away from staple rice diets and towards increasing consumption of meat. Page 13 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . A Farewell to Arms is a very dramatic book. D. B and C The author’s tone in the passage is? (1) Supportive (2) Analytical (3) Neutral 56. Many scholars. Development is a process whereby insignificant and imperceptible B. and in the second book the romantic plot is developed. Stung by growing food shortages.55. Then. Much smaller earlier populations used lesser land than the current populations and may have more greatly affected climate than current models reflect. A simple example from the physical world might be the heating of water: a one-degree increase in temperature is a quantitative change. C. qualitative changes. (1) Only A (2) Only B (3) A and B (4) B and C (5) A. C & D (2) A & D (3) C only (4) E only (5) B. The first book. C & D A. like the first act in a play.. The latter occur not gradually. (4) Expounding (5) Can’t say DIRECTIONS for Questions 57 to 59: In each question. West. C. 59. D. The new government policy comes in the wake of higher income levels that encourage E. Much smaller earlier populations used more land than the current populations and may have more greatly affected climate than current models reflect. Book III provides the climactic turning point: Frederic’s desertion of his post in the army and his decision to return to Catherine. (1) D & E (2) A & D (3) B only (4) B. introduces the characters and the situation of the story. (1) A. in the form of a leap from one state to another. but rapidly and abruptly.Mock CAT 9 . B & D A. C & D (5) A. but on 100 degrees there is a qualitative change-water to steam. Much smaller earlier populations burnt and cleared a lot of forest land and may have more greatly affected climate than current models reflect. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. choose the most appropriate option. The passage is trying to establish which of the following facts ? A. B. C & D (4) A only (5) None of the above 58. (1) C & E (2) A & C (3) B. E. there are five sentences or parts of sentences that forms a paragraph. have compared its five-book structure to the traditional English five-act play. The next step towards globalisation comes from an unexpected quarter–global farmlands.

the more ethereal poetry of Kelly will be remembered by a number of readers. The principal was bellowing with rage. B. G. H.DIRECTIONS for Questions 60 to 63: For the word given at the top of each table. to roar. - / . . match the dictionary definition on the left (A. - . light F. select the one that has all the definitions and their usages closely matched. Ethereal Dictionary definition Usage A. 60. to emit a hollow. 0 (2) A B C D G E H F (3) A B C D H F G E (4) A B C D G H E F (5) A B C D G H F E Page 14 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . 0 / . ) * (4) + .Mock CAT 9 . bawl C. The remaining ingredients instantly dissolved in the ethereal solution. as a bull or cow Usage E. C. These ethereal creatures are found only in the deeper regions of the Amazon forests. loud. * / + - . In comparison to the fervent poetry of or resembling ethyl ether Wordsworth. B. G. The bull kept bellowing in pain after the truck hit it. pertaining to. animal cry. H). / 0 61. - ) * (2) + . Her ethereal beauty commanded instant attention. D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E. F. Bellow Dictionary definition A. F. to utter in a loud deep voice D. B. Out of the five possibilities given in the boxes below the table. - 0 / (5) ) * + . when he set out to prove that Britain was not a safe place under them. G. (1) ) . H. E. The steward kept bellowing his commands across the kitchen. refined C. containing. . to utter protests in a loud voice (1) ) * + . 0 (3) ) / * - + 0 . The Tory leaders started bellowing at the opposition leader. heavenly or celestial D.

B. Mustafa was diligent to ply his trade as a pressingly to good cobbler. Page 15 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . education C. 0 ) * (5) + . B. 0 / - ) * (2) + . / (2) ) * + . offensive. good manners. 0 - . practice. lacking in refinement. Dictionary definition A. - / ) * (3) + . Gross Dictionary definition A. 0 ) * (4) + . to carry on. extremely objectionable. to assail persistently (1) ) * + . He wore an outfit that was absolutely gross. The dishonest innkeeper would always ply his guests with drinks until they would be inebriated. or pursue busily G. - / . without deductions. D. to supply with or offer something F. There are few boats remaining that ply on regular basis the Yamuna. G. / - 0 . . 0 - / . Usage Ahana found his gross ways extremely repulsive and refused to go out with him. D. / .Mock CAT 9 . / - .62. total E. to pass over or along steadily or on a H. - 0 63. or disgusting H. 0 . - ) * (1) + . ) 0 * . C. / 0 - . The cruel charioteer never ceased to ply or steadily the horses with a whip. ) * (3) + . (4) (5) ) * + . Gross injustice was meted out to those affected by the industrial accident. + / . Gross sales last year were much higher. Ply Usage E. flagrant and extreme F.

4. Sebi has given an ‘informal guidance’ to Insilco on the buy back of Non Convertible Debentures. 3. The debentures are due for redemption in three annual installments. Judgements. 64. (1) FIIF 65. which are opinions that imply approval or disapproval of persons. 1. 3. Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes in an over in the match against England in the twenty 20 world cup helped him score the fastest 50 in any form of cricket. (2) IJIF (3) FJJF (4) FIJF (5) FIIJ 1. Each statement can be classified as one of the following: Facts. 2. 2. which are conclusions drawn about the unknown.Mock CAT 9 . Inferences. 1. 2. 3. India would have lost the game against England if Yuvraj had not played. objects. (2) FJJI (3) FJFI (4) JJJI (5) FJFJ (1) FIII Page 16 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . Select the answer option that best describes the set of four statements. Insilco may go ahead with early redemption since Sebi has clarified the process. which deal with pieces of information that one has heard. A coalition of Dalit organizations has been pressing the government to file a petition in the upper court to challenge the acquittal. the present or the future (the answer option indicates such a statement with a ‘J’). on the basis of the known (the answer option indicates such a statement with an ‘I’). Yuvraj’s innings propelled India to a score which would have otherwise been difficult to reach. situations and occurrences in the past. seen or read. From the report submitted by the investigating agency it appears that the preplanned attack against the Dalits was another futile attempt by the Reddys to reassert their age old authority which had seen fissures with the growing assertion of the Dalits. 4.DIRECTIONS for Questions 64 to 66: Each question has a set of four sequentially ordered statements. and which are open to discovery or verification (the answer option indicates such a statement with an ‘F’). Yuvraj Singh won the man of the match award for his outstanding performance in India’s match against England. Twenty one of the accused have been given life imprisonment while thirty five of the accused have been asked to serve one year rigorous imprisonment. Reddys are now on the defensive since it has been established beyond doubt that the community was behind the attacks launched on the Dalit community of the state. (1) JFFF (2) IFFF (3) JJFF (4) IIFJ (5) JIFF 66. This move could serve as a useful guide for other companies who may have similar plans. 4.

the certainty of any external world. it seems. and denies. especially if our daily lives don’t always feel that real. or intellectual . utterly. the existential position denies.DIRECTIONS for Questions 67 to 69: Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. (3) The dynamics of non-linear science are being deeply pondered by scientists. (2) Sometimes the fundamentals of nonlinear science evade understanding. (3) The political strain in cinema was there then—it always has been. (2) Erin Brockovich was about a single mother who takes on and beats a corporation. nonlinearity has a crucial contribution to make towards general friction regardless of technological developments. __________________ . (4) But to put this in perspective. Existentialism is the view of life which focuses on “a man” and in so doing denies that any man is to be measured or equated against any class called “man” in any sense of experience. Even CGI fantasies like the Toy Story films and the Lord of the Rings cycle are about teamwork. the existentialist is free to choose because there are no objective standards to inhibit or constrain his choice. Since “man” traditionally is classified in terms of his mind. a flow which is governed by natural laws. starts in some initial state. __________________ . (1) The exponent of existentialism considers the traditional world to be one of illusion. A system. DVD probably means that we are more often literally on our own when we watch films—but the movie world has lost some of its love for loners. We don’t mind seeing it now and again on the big screen. That initial state provides the input to a feedback mechanism which determines the new state of the system. (4) The attempt to apply the ideas of nonlinear science are resisted by the widespread predominance of linear modes of thought. they are at any rate less socially empty. (5) The MP4 format is becoming more popular. the question is whether it will only ever be a strain. The new state then provides the input through which the feedback mechanism determines the system’s next state and so on. Nonlinear dynamics arise from repeated iteration or feedback. The solitary condition of watching movies hasn’t changed—if anything. Page 17 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . (1) Mathematics aside. (5) But what happens to the system over the course of many iterations can be more complex and less predictable than one might suppose. (2) Man is not an accidental expression of colliding atoms which continuously move in a random fashion. it is worth looking back to the 2001 Oscars to see what was nominated in the year before 9/11. So if it is going too far to say that movies are more liberal than they were. the assertion that any rule – physical. whether physical or mathematical. (3) It is quite interesting to analyze organized religion with this background. a film about duplicity in the US war on drugs that won four Oscars for Steven Gaghan as screenwriter. From the given options. (4) It is the consciousness of a man that he is existing in terms of his own flowing of experience. as object. Each successive state is causally dependent on its predecessor. Reality. 68. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. body and will against the framework of an external world. 69. emotive.Mock CAT 9 .is valid in relation to the single individual. no longer “pops you out of the story. _________________________ (1) One of the biggies was Traffic. What is nonlinear science all about? The core ideas are not hard to describe. (5) Therefore.” as they say in Hollywood. utterly. for which Julia Roberts won her Oscar. 67.

Newspaper reports cited forest officials blaming these adivasis for the fires.Mock CAT 9 . This will intensify if the anger among the Soligas grows. This is an issue of grave constitutional and human rights violation. had this to say: “Ever since we have been stopped from collecting forest produce. the NTFP ban is not only causing widespread impoverishment and misery. an elder of Kaneri Colony. as was the case earlier. with serious impact on social life and greater chances of exploitation. Instead. The ban on collection of produce like amla (gooseberry). there were reports of widespread forest fires in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. health. we are in a desperate situation. suggesting that they were probably taking out their anger on the government for having banned collection of non-timber forest produce. earning a meager amount as labour in the fields of non-adivasis. as some local social workers fear.DIRECTIONS for Questions 70 to 72: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. they would have been stopped by the Soligas who had a stake in protecting the trees. BRT WLS is not an isolated example. we are making many more enemies. by 50 to 90 per cent. housing. An investigation by Kalpavriksh revealed that indeed the Soliga adivasis were angry and upset. “Naxalite” groups active in nearby areas gain a foothold among the disgruntled adivasis. The people. Clearly. Page 18 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . in Karnataka. We used to have two full meals a day. A recent study revealed that thousands of families in various protected areas of Orissa have suffered a similar fate. now even one is difficult to get. and if. honey. Gauramma. conservationists should be doing all they can to garner greater public support for wildlife conservation. and other requirements. medicinal plants. Once famous as the hideout of Veerappan. In some cases such produce comprised over 60 per cent of their income. Across the country in dozens of sites. However. as also home to a few thousand Soliga adivasis. apart from their own use for food. who have for centuries considered forests their mother. the ban on NTFP collection has reduced already thin earnings. PASSAGE – 3 Even as the tiger crisis makes the headlines. had hit them badly. In Baisipalli and Satkosia Sanctuaries. local researchers reported that outsiders had chopped down several dozen amla (gooseberry) trees in the WLS. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Our investigation found that the Soligas could not be blamed for most of the forest fires. Additionally. Many families are migrating to find work. The government has provided no alternatives. BRT WLS is a stronghold of the elephant and other wildlife. the fragile livelihoods that communities living within forests have carved out for themselves are being snatched away by insensitive conservation laws and programmes. In previous years. a Soliga settlement. and lichen. but also backfiring on conservation itself. the alienation caused by the NTFP ban led to a lack of interest in reporting fires or helping the Forest Department to douse them. are being alienated from them. In March this year. as the right to life can only be sustained if access to basic livelihood resources is ensured.” She and her husband now migrate out of the sanctuary to work.

ego-bound I . However. which was an early influence on him. “Resist not him that is evil. extending it to strive for a better society. “You have the right to act. he rose above the practices of the day and culled the essence from each faith. was embraced by Gandhi.” Forgiveness. The traditional interpretation of this principle is an effort to disassociate oneself from the world and its machinations so that one becomes free of maya or the illusion of a separately existing. he cannot be categorized as belonging to any particular sect or creed. Hence. a part of the divine being or Brahman. Jesus says. “for those toiling and unemployed millions who do not get even a square meal a day and have to scratch along with a piece of stale roti and a pinch of salt”. social reformer. The author’s attitude as it is revealed in the language used is one of: (1) Skepticism (2) Hostility (3) Criticism (4) Indifference According to the passage the ban would result in: (1) affecting the produce. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. but do so without expecting the fruits of your action. (2) basic livelihood activities should be considered “bona fide” and not “commercial”. he was all of these and perhaps. His life’s mission was to work for the betterment of society by affirmative action.” From this. Like all great messiahs and masters. Gandhi drew inspiration to persevere undaunted in his struggle. DIRECTIONS for Questions 73 to 75: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. free of all divisions. Gandhi applied this principle in his unique way. (3) creating social stigma. (2) rebounding on conservation. fully understanding that his may be a prolonged struggle which may or may not yield the expected results within a reasonable period of time. Vedantic thought tells us the atman or self in each individual is essentially one.Mock CAT 9 . (4) degrading the fauna. Many attribute his fetish for fasts to the Jain philosophy. (5) eroding the culture. (5) Scathing 72. but which religion could one ascribe his beliefs to? He was greatly influenced by Vedanta. the central principle of Christ. Would one call him a saint. but he did not stop at that. (3) the effect of this widespread hostility because of the law may be more serious than it was in the absence of the law. India’s independence was not merely about wrangling power from the British but about creating a more equitable society or Swarajya. another great inspiration for Gandhi. but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek turn to him the other also. The Bhagavad Gita says. philosopher. 71. He worked for caste and communal amity and maintained that the service of the neediest people is the worship of Daridranarayan (God in the form of the poor). For him. (4) the anti-social elements will thrive under such laws. The main point from the author’s view is that (1) there is a need for a more balanced approach to conservation and livelihoods. In the Sermon on the Mount. Page 19 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . there was a key difference in the application of this principle by Gandhi. (5) only large scale extraction should be banned. Fighting against injustice without causing any harm or harboring any ill-feelings towards the enemy came to be his guiding principle.70. While the Jain concept of fasting is renunciation of action that of Gandhi was fasting for a cause. beautifully interweaving various religious traditions to create a mosaic of spirituality that was uniquely his own. much more than any of these. or politician? Actually. He was a deeply religious person. though deeply religious. PASSAGE – 4 The magic of Mahatma Gandhi is that he defies categorization. He extended this principle to make non-violent opposition a potent weapon. but was not really a traditional Vedantist.

73. Page 20 MBA Test Prep Unproctored . (2) Bringing out the greatness of the future leaders. (5) Delineating the philosophy of life. The phrase “defies categorization” in the passage means: (1) Challenges classification. (4) Defining true religion. (5) Create a feeling of curiosity. (2) Recognize the great work done. (3) Highlighting the evolution of Gandhian ideology. This passage principally intends to: (1) Extol disciplinary ideas. (3) Identify the creation and practice of an ideology. (3) Rebels labeling (4) Disobeys groups (5) Dares tagging The last paragraph of the passage succeeds mainly in: (1) Laying down the political ideologies of the times. (4) Extend religious beliefs.Mock CAT 9 . 75. 74. (2) Resists grouping.