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Answers and Explanations
c c b d a d 2 12 22 32 42 52 d c d c a b 3 13 23 33 43 53 a b d d c b 4 14 24 34 44 54 d a c b c a 5 15 25 35 45 55 d b c b b c 6 16 26 36 46 56 b b c b b a 7 17 27 37 47 57 d d b b c d 8 18 28 38 48 58 b a b a c d 9 19 29 39 49 59 a b a c a c 10 20 30 40 50 60

1 11 21 31 41 51

a a d b c b



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1. c

Note: All dimensions are in cm. Construction: Extend AC to meet the circle at E. Draw perpendicular bisectors OG and OF on chords AE and BD respectively.
D A C 2x G E

Selling Price of 1 m of cloth (as measured by the scale) after 20% discount
20   = Rs. 130  1 –  x = Rs. 104x. 100   10  The merchant is actually giving just 1 1 –   = 0.9 m 100   of cloth due to shrinkage of the meter-scale and claiming money for 1 m of cloth. Cost of 1 m of cloth (as measured by the scale in winter) = Cost of 0.9 m of cloth = Rs. 0.9×100x = Rs. 90x. Profit percentage earned by the merchant




4. d

104x – 90x = 15.56%. 90x

Given, AC = 4 and BC = 12. Let DC = 2x. Now, AC × CE = BC × CD or 4 × CE = 12 × 2x. Hence, CE = 6x. AE = AC + CE = 4 + 6x EG =

AE = 2 + 3x. 2

From Statement A: The statement cannot be true as the midpoint of (2, 5) and (–10, 21) is (–4, 13). The three points are collinear and a circle cannot pass through three collinear points. So the statement is false and hence cannot help in finding the equation of the circle. From Statement B: The distance between (2, 5) and (–4, 13) is 10 units which is less than the length of the diameter i.e. 12 units. Hence, two such circles are possible. So we cannot find a unique equation of the circle using this statement. Note: The number of possible circles with a fixed radius and passing through two fixed points is 2 unless the distance between the two points is equal to the diameter of the circle. The following figure illustrates this: A

BD BD = BC + CD = 12 + 2x and CF = OG = – CD 2 = 6 – x. As OG is perpendicular to AE, in right triangle EGO:

EG2 + OG2 = EO2 ⇒ (2 + 3x ) + (6 – x ) = 82
2 2

⇒ 4 + 9x 2 + 12x + 36 + x 2 − 12x = 64


) (


⇒ 10x2 + 40 = 64
12 ⇒x= 5 12 cm. Hence, CD = 2x = 2 5

A B < D ia m e te r

B Hence, the question cannot be answered by any of the two statements.

2. d

The first common term of the two sequences is 28. As the common difference of the two sequences are 6 and 5 respectively, we can say that any number of the form ‘30n – 2’, where n is a natural number, will be common to both the sequences. The maximum possible value of such common term will be 30 × 18 – 2 = 540 – 2 = 538. Hence, the number of common terms in S1 and S2 is 18. Let the Cost of 1 m of the cloth be Rs. 100x. Marked Price of 1 m of cloth
30   = Rs. 100  1 +  x = Rs. 130x.  100 

5. d

If we place D at some position then the position of E will be automatically fixed. B can be placed on either side of D. So we need to select one position out of these two for B. The remaining three positions can be filled by A, C and F in 3! ways. The total number of ways = 2 × 3! = 12. For the highest possible value of integer ‘x’ which satisfies the given inequality, say xmax, all the modulus brackets will open with a positive sign i.e. |x – 1| > 0, ||x – 1| – 2| > 0, |||x – 1| – 2| – 3| > 0 etc. When all the brackets open with a positive sign, x – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 < 5 or x < 15 or xmax = 14.

6. b

3. a



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For questions 7 to 9: The table given below shows the Population Density and the Density Rating of the twelve islands.

S. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Island Name Andorian Bajoran Chronian Delvian Elerian Furon Gran Halosian Irken Jaridian Klingon Luxan

Total land 2 area (km ) 2,500 1,000 500 500 4,000 2,000 3,000 5,000 8,000 1,000 1,500 1,000

Number of Vulcans 1,200,000,000 300,000,000 150,000,000 80,000,000 10,000,000 8,000,000 200,000,000 350,000,000 250,000,000 50,000,000 30,000,000 20,000,000

Population Density 2 (Vulcans/km ) 480,000 300,000 300,000 160,000 2,500 4,000 66,666.67 70,000 31,250 50,000 20,000 20,000

Density Rating 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

7. d 8. b 9. a

Four islands – Andorian, Bajoran, Chronian and Delvian. Two islands – Elerian and Furon. Five islands – Andorian, Bajoran, Chronian, Delvian and Halosian.
2 − 2x + 6

10. a

logx log4 log3 log9 27 x ⇒ log4 log3 log9 27 x ⇒ log3 log9 27 x ⇒ log9 27 x
⇒ 27 x


2 − 2x + 6


2 − 2x + 6


2 − 2x + 6

= 34 = 81

2 − 2x + 6

= 981


3 x2 − 2x + 6


) = 3162

⇒ x2 − 2x + 6 = 54 ⇒ x2 − 2x − 48 = 0 ⇒ ( x − 8 )( x + 6 ) = 0
⇒ x = −6 or 8.

But x cannot be equal to –6 as x > 0. Hence, x = 8 is the only real solution of the equation.



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11. c

The given graph must be of an equation of type
3–x 1 = – where k > 1. y+5 k 3–x –1 = y+5 k y + 5 = kx – 3k y = kx – (3k + 5) This is the equation of a line in the x-y plane, whose slope (k) is greater than zero and it has a negative intercept (of length 3k + 5) on the y-axis. Only one graph satisfies the condition.

M – L = F – M or 2M = L + F Also, M = 2S. Hence, 4S = L + F.

…(i) …(ii)

From Statement A: F – L = 40. Combining the above equation with (ii) we get, 4S = 2F – 40. But as S is not known, we cannot find F. Statement A alone is not sufficient to answer. From Statement B: M – L = 20. Hence F – M = F – (L + 20) = 20 or F – L = 40. Statement B is identical to Statement A and is not sufficient to answer. As the two statements give the same information, the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together. 15. b L.C.M. of 3, 4, 6 and 8 is 24. Each remainder left on division is 2 less than the divisor. So if k is a divisor then the dividend must be of the type nk – 2 where n is a natural number. To satisfy the condition for all the four divisors we have to consider L.C.M. of 3, 4, 6 and 8 in place of nk. So the smallest such number = 24 – 2 = 22. The next number will be 22 + L.C.M. (2, 4, 6 and 8) = 22 + 24 = 46. A general expression for any number N satisfying the given condition is N = 24k – 2. If 0 < N < 500, then N can be: 22, 46, 70,... 478. As 478 = 24 × 20 – 2, the answer is 20.

12. c

α + β = −3 and β + γ = −21. Adding the above two equations we get: α + 2β + γ = −24. Also, α + γ = 2β.
(Q α, β & γ are in A.P.) Solving the above two equations we get β = –6. Substituting β = –6 in the given quadratic equations, we get c = –18 and d = 90.

13. b

c 1 =− . d 5

We can say that the midpoint of Arjun and Bheem is moving in anticlockwise direction at 5 − 3 = 1 m/s. 2
4 m /s C h erry B

16. b

A A rjun B h ee m 3 m /s 5 m /s





The first occasion when Cherry is equidistant from Arjun and Bheem will be when Cherry reaches this midpoint (as Arjun and Bheem are equidistant from the midpoint, they would automatically be equidistant form Cherry as well). The time taken by Cherry to reach the midpoint

In triangle ABC and triangle CBD,

∠ACB = ∠CDB and ∠ABC = ∠CBD.
Hence, ∆ABC : ∆CBD.
AB BC BC2 9 or BD = = = = 2.25 cm. BC BD AB 4

 circumference    150 2   = = = 30 s. speed of Cherry + speed at which 4 +1 midpoint is moving
14. a Let the present ages (in years) of Shyam, his father, his sister Leela and his mother be S, F, L and M respectively.

Similarly, ∆ABC : ∆BEC.
BC CE BC2 9 or CE = = = = 1.8 cm. AC BC AC 5

Hence, AD = AB − BD = 4 − 2.25 = 1.75 = 35 . AE AC − CE 5 − 1.8 3.2 64



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For questions 17 to 19: The data given in the pie chart and the line graph can be used to tabulate the revenue generated by each product in each of the four quarters of the fiscal year 2010-11 as shown below.

21. b

Revenue generated (in Rs. crores) Product 1st Quarter 11.25 11.25 25 24 56 127.5 2nd Quarter 7.5 6.75 25 36 40 115.25 3rd Quarter 18.75 11.25 20 12 32 94 4th Quarter 37.5 15.75 30 48 32 163.25 Total 75 45 100 120 160 500

Let the regular hexagon be ABCDEF and the equilateral triangle be ACE. From the figure given below, it can be easily observed that the hexagon can be divided into 6 congruent triangles. We have, AB = BC = OC = OA and AC is common in the triangle ABC and the triangle AOC. Hence the triangle ABC is congruent to the triangle AOC.

Laptops Desktops Printers Netbooks Tablets Total
17. d 18. a 19. b 20. a


a a O a a



Tablets 1st quarter 2:3 Suppose we do not select digit 6 and the four digits are 2, 4, 0 and 1. CASE I. When digit 1 is at the thousands place: The digit 0 can be placed at any position. Total such numbers = 1 × 3 × 2 × 1 = 6. CASE II. When digit 1 is not at the thousands place: Possible positions for the digit 1 = 2. Possible positions for the digit 0, once the digit 1 has been fixed = 2. Now digits 2 and 4 can be placed at the remaining two positions in 2 ways. Total such numbers = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8. Adding the above two cases, there are 14 such numbers. Similarly, we will get 28 more such numbers when instead of 2 and 4 the digits selected are either 2 and 6 or 4 and 6. Hence, the answer = 14 × 3 = 42. 23. d 22. d

C a D


Let the area of triangle ABC be a unit2. Required ratio = 3a : 6a = 1 : 2. Let “x R, y B” denote x Red and y Blue faces such that x + y = 6. I. “6 R, 0 B” and “0 R, 6 B”: Only 1 such case is possible for each. Hence, total 2 possibilities. II. “5 R, 1 B” and “1 R, 5 B”: Only 1 such case is possible for each. Hence, total 2 possibilities. III. “4 R, 2 B” and “2 R, 4 B”: In “4 R, 2 B”, the two blue faces are either adjacent or not. So 2 such cases are possible for each. Hence, total 4 possibilities. IV. “3 R, 3 B”: One case is when the three blue faces are adjacent to one another. The other case is when one blue face is adjacent to the other two but the other two are not adjacent to each other. Hence, total 2 possibilities. Total possibilities = 2 + 2 + 4 + 2 = 10. Sum of the squares of first n natural numbers
n (n + 1)(2n + 1) . 6 By substitution we can see that 1 + 22 + 32 + 42 + … + 162 = 1496. As 1496 – 64 = 1432, the number whose square was erased must be 8.




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24. c

Let c = 8k. Hence, b = 8(k + 1) and a = 8(k + 2), where k is a natural number. As the H.C.F. of ‘k’, ‘k + 1’ and ‘k + 2’ is always 1, we can say that the L.C.M. of ‘k’, ‘k + 1’ and ‘k + 2’ will be

27. b

k (k + 1)(k + 2), when k is odd, and
k (k + 1)(k + 2 ) , when k is even. 2

Let’s assume that the job consists of 120 (L.C.M. of 20, 30 and 40) units of work. Therefore, Ashish, Binay and Joseph can do 6, 4 and 3 units of work respectively in a day. If the job took x days to complete, Ashish, Binay and Joseph worked for x – 4, x – 3, and x days respectively. Hence, 6(x – 4) + 4(x – 3) + 3x = 120. ⇒ x = 12. Let the Selling Price of a copy of A, B and C be 2x, 3x and 4x respectively. Let the Cost Price of a copy of A, B and C be CA, CB and CC respectively. Let the number of copies of A, B and C sold on that Sunday be a, b and c respectively. Hence,
1.4aC A + 1.3bCB + 1.2cCC = 1.3 aC A + bCB + cCC

The L.C.M. of a, b and c is either 8k (k + 1)(k + 2) or

28. b

4k (k + 1)(k + 2). L.C.M < 10000 (given) For highest value of k we’ll take 4k(k+1)(k+2) < 10000, where k is even. Hence, k(k + 1)(k + 2) < 2500. The maximum possible value of k = 12. The maximum possible value of c = 96.
For questions 25 and 26: Let the total number of females in Noland be 100Y. Therefore, the total number of males in Noland = 120Y. Total Urban population of Noland = Total Rural population of Noland = 110Y. The number of literate females in Noland = 80% of 100Y = 80Y The number of illiterate females in Noland = 100Y – 80Y = 20Y The number of literate males in Noland = 4 × 20Y = 80Y The number of illiterate males in Noland = 120Y – 80Y = 40Y The number of illiterate people in Rural Noland

⇒ aC A = cCC 4x a CC 1.2 ⇒ = = >1 2x c CA 1.4

29. a

There are 10 places in all from which 3 places are to be selected for E, A and O and their order is already fixed. So this can be done in 10C3 ways. The remaining seven letters M, L, N, C, H, L and Y can be arranged in the remaining 7 places in 7! ways. 2! Hence, the answer = 10C3 × 7! = 10! . 3!2! 2!

2 (20Y + 40Y) = 40Y 3 The number of illiterate people in Urban Noland = 60Y – 40Y = 20Y Further analysis leads to the table given below. =
Total Population of Noland = 220Y Rural Population Urban Population (110Y) (110Y) Males L 50Y I 30Y Females L 20Y I 10Y Males L 30Y I 10Y Females L I

30. d

To find the sum of all the coefficients we can put x = 1 in the given polynomial. Sum of the coefficients = (1 – 1)6(1 – 2)4 + (1 – 2)5 (1 + 1)6 + (1 + 1)2(1 + 2)3 = 0 – 64 + 108 = 44. The last line of the first paragraph indicates the central idea of the passage and points towards art’s contribution to politics. Option (d) is the answer. Option (a) is incorrect as the emergence of art and politics has not been discussed in the passage. Option (b) is also incorrect as the passage only states that art and politics are interlocked in complex ways. But, this cannot be inferred as a mutually beneficial relationship – a symbiosis. Option (c) is incorrect as art and politics are not merged or do not become one entity. Options (a) and (d) have been mentioned in the last line of the passage. Option (b) can be inferred from the second paragraph. However, option (c) cannot be inferred. It also goes against the information in the passage – against the discussion of art’s contribution to politics. The author has mentioned boycott of those

31. d
60Y 10Y

L = Literate, I = Illiterate. 25. c The number of literate males in Rural Noland = 50Y. The total number of females in Urban Noland = 60Y + 10Y = 70Y. Hence, the answer = 50Y : 70Y = 5 : 7. Given: 60Y – 20Y = 1000. Hence, Y = 25 and 220Y = 5,500. 32. c

26. c



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political events where the ideology does not match that of the artist’s. However, option (c) has incorrectly generalized the author’s statement. 33. d There is a strong link between B and D. This link helps rule out option (b). A, C and E are all specific statements with examples related to the employees. The choice between a specific to general or a general to specific leads one to the correct answer. Options (a) and (c) allow a choice that is specific to general, albeit one that is disjointed with the appearance of BD at the end of the sequence. The correct answer is option (d) as it starts with BD and EAC are a substantiation of the assertion in D. There is a CBD link. C sets the standard in deficit reduction. B asserts that there is no way to cut out discretionary programs and still not cripple basic functions. D goes on to substantiate B by discussing that even by cutting down a few programs, Congress would not cut even $110 billion annually. It is also clear that before A there must be another statement to establish the need for Congress to act. Hence, E comes before A. The answer is option (b). The tone of the author while describing the state and its institutions is negative. Both the words need to complement each other and deliver a logical meaning. ‘Callous’ means insensitive, indifferent or unconcerned and ‘wobbly’ means weak and unstable. The state has become callous towards the needs and problems of the Indians and its institutions have become weak and infirm which causes frustration among Indians but they cherish their freedom. Option (b) clearly brings out the meaning of the sentence. ‘Amoral’ and ‘apathetic’ appear to be suitable for the first blank. But both options (a) and (c) are incorrect due to the second words paroxysmal and vacillating respectively. ‘Paroxysmal’ means characterized by a sudden strong feeling or expression that is difficult to control. ‘Vacillating’ means to keep changing your opinion or thoughts about something. Hence, options (a) and (c) are negated. Option (d) is irrelevant as the word ‘ribald’ means characterized by coarse indecent humour.

From statement (v), it can be concluded that J operated in the 5th shift along with A. The conclusions made thus far can be shown as given below.
SHIFT GUARD(S) 1st A, P 2nd L 3rd A, J 4th P 5th A, J 6th L 7th A, P

36. b 37. b 38. a 39. c

2 3 3 p.m. Hacked to bits is the correct phrase and means severely damaged. Hence, option (c) is incorrect. To hack around means to waste time. Hence, option (a) is correct. To hack into means to break into a computer system. Hence, option (b) is correct. Hack up means to chop or cut into small pieces. So option (d) is correct. To hang about/around is to spend time somewhere not doing much. Hence, (a) is correct. To hang it up means to resign or quit. So (b) is incorrect. The correct idiom is to hang in there which means to persevere and not give up. Hang a left or right means to take a left or right turn. Hence, (c) is correct. Hang one’s hat means 1: to situate oneself in (as a residence or place of employment) or 2: to have or use as a source of support <need a career to hang my hat on>. Hence, (d) is correct. Opt in for is not grammatically correct. The correct phrase is opt for which means to choose. To opt in is to choose to be part or a member of something. Optout is a noun. It means the act of choosing not to be involved in an agreement. Opt for or against means to choose to take or not to take a particular course of action. To opt out means to choose not to be part of something. The answer is option (a). Shyam is standing at one of the ends of the row. Hence, it can be concluded that Shyam is either the shortest or the tallest among the four. From Statement A: Since Shameem is shorter than Shyam, it means that Shyam is not the shortest and so he is the tallest among the four. Ram being at the other end of the row, must be the shortest among the four. From Statement B: The statement alone is not sufficient to answer.

34. b

40. b

35. b

41. a

42. a

For questions 36 to 38: Let Andrew, Joseph, Parry and Lucas be represented by A, J, P and L respectively. Let the shifts be called 1st to 7th (in the order of their occurrence). From statement (i), it can be concluded that A operated in the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th shifts. From statement (ii), it can be concluded that J operated along with A in the 3rd shift. From statement (iii), it can be concluded that P operated in the 4th shift. From statement (iv), it can be concluded that the two shifts in which L operated were 2nd and 6th. Hence, P operated in the 1st and 7th shifts.



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43. c

The author starts with a discussion on Dumont’s magnum opus, analyses this publication and then moves on to the analyses of his other publication. In the third paragraph, the author presents other opinions and then also presents his opinion. He takes facts and uses them to arrive at an understanding. These are all elements of the analytical style. Option (c) is the answer. Option (a) is incorrect as discursive style would indicate that the author is attempting to explain something to the reader – this is clearly not the case in the passage. Option (b) is incorrect because there is no narration of events in a sequential manner – there is a reference to dates but these are only part of the process of analysis that the author goes through. A theoretical style would have used academic references. It would have also used hypothetical frameworks and would have fitted in if the author were trying to explain an ongoing research procedure or study. However, the passage is concerned more with Dumont and his treatment and ideology as opposed to a particular research. The passage never reveals Dumont’s personal opinion of the caste system in India. The last line of the penultimate paragraph does state that Dumont confessed to “a nostalgic inclination towards hierarchical traditional pre-modern societies.” However this cannot be read as support for the caste system in India. The line has been written in context of the style that Dumont developed in comparative sociology. And there is ambiguity as to whether the nostalgic inclination he felt was an inclination to write/ research on the subject matter itself or his individual support for the subject matter. Option (c) can be inferred because it is mentioned in the passage. ‘Deliberation’ refers to the process of carefully considering or discussing something; a discussion and consideration by a group of persons (as a jury or legislature) of the reasons for and against a measure. Option (b) brings out the information that the author presents in the passage. Refer to the first line of the third paragraph “Dumont’s oeuvre has been discussed and debated by anthropologists in Europe as well as in India. His sociological interpretation of the caste system is both widely acclaimed and highly criticized”. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer. Option (a) can be ruled out as it does not correctly describe the reception to Dumont’s work. Option (c) cannot be inferred as it goes against the information in the first line of the second paragraph. The tone of option (d) is too positive to match the tone of the author.

46. b

44. c

ABAAA ‘Enshroud’ means to cover or surround something completely so that it cannot be seen or understood. If you are ensconced or ensconce yourself somewhere, you are made or make yourself comfortable and safe in that place or position. So ‘enshrouded’ is the apt word for the first sentence. ‘Excruciate’ means to inflict intense pain on; torture, to subject to intense mental distress. For example: She has long been excruciated by a persistent pain in her knee. Pain cannot excruciate, this construction is grammatically incorrect. On the other hand, ‘exacerbated’ which means worsened is appropriate in the given context. ‘Titivate’ means improve the appearance of somebody/ something by making small changes whereas ‘titillate’ means to interest or excite somebody. Hence, ‘titivate’ is appropriate for the third sentence. ‘Pared to the bone’ means to be reduced to the lowest possible level. ‘Pair’ means to put people or things into groups of two. ‘Efficacy’ means the ability of something, especially a drug or a medical treatment, to produce the results that are wanted; effectiveness. ‘Effeminacy’ refers to the quality or trait of looking, behaving or sounding like a female. BABAA ‘Wreathe’ is a verb and it means to surround or cover something. ‘Wreath’ is a noun and it refers to an arrangement of flowers and leaves, especially in the shape of a circle, placed on graves, etc. as a sign of respect for somebody who has died. So, ‘wreath’ (B) is apt for the first sentence. ‘Exegesis’ is a noun and refers to the detailed explanation of a piece of writing, especially religious writing. ‘Exigency’ is also a noun and it means an urgent need or demand that you must deal with. The modifier ‘lengthy’ suggests ‘exegesis’ to be the apt word. ‘Dingy’ is an adjective and means dark and dirty. On the other hand ‘dinghy’ is a noun and refers to a small open boat that one sails or rows. So, ‘dinghy’ is the apt word for the third sentence. ‘Explicate’ means to explain an idea or a work of literature in a lot of detail. ‘Expiate’ means to accept punishment for something that you have done wrong in order to show that you are sorry. So ‘explicate’ is the apt word for the fourth sentence. ‘Enunciate’ means to express an idea clearly and exactly whereas emanate means to produce or show something; to come out from a source <a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms>, <He emanates power and confidence>, <The sound of loud music emanated from the building>. Hence, in the given context, ‘enunciated’ is the apt word for the fifth sentence.

47. c

45. b



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For questions 48 to 50: Let Ashish, Bimal, Coral, Disha and Eshan be represented by A, B, C, D and E respectively. After filling up the initial data, it can be concluded that B gave a presentation on Business & Ethics and Globalisation on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. The topic on which A and D gave a presentation on Monday and Friday respectively was not among Corruption, Human Cloning, Business & Ethics and Globalisation. Therefore, from statement (iii), A and D gave a presentation on Terrorism on Monday and Friday respectively. Similarly, from statement (vi), C and A gave a presentation on Business & Ethics on Monday and Friday respectively. Therefore, D gave a presentation on Globalisation on Monday and from statement (v), D gave a presentation on Corruption and Human Cloning on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. Further analysis leads to the final table as given below.

Ashish Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Terrorism Human Cloning Globalisation Corruption Business & Ethics

Bimal Corruption Business & Ethics Terrorism Globalisation Human Cloning

Coral Business & Ethics Globalisation Human Cloning Terrorism Corruption

Disha Globalisation Corruption Business & Ethics Human Cloning Terrorism

Eshan Human Cloning Terrorism Corruption Business & Ethics Globalisation

48. c 49. a 50. c 51. d

Thursday Business & Ethics Both I and II There is a clear logical ending to the paragraph, as it starts with the fact that Mr. Gardner received a bill of $11,000 from Verizon. Option (d) concludes the information in the paragraph. Option (a) is incorrect as it in the second person while the paragraph is in the third person. Option (b) ends with general information while the paragraph is about Mr. Gardner. Option (c) brings in inconsequential data and it cannot be determined if this is negative or positive in context. The paragraph discusses man’s life and the thoughts through which he can be freed. Option (b) completes the flow of the passage by referring to liberation and thought. Option (a) can be ruled out as it an imperative sentence and does not match with the tone of the paragraph. (An imperative sentence is a sentence which gives command, makes a request or expresses a wish). Examples: Go to your room. (an order) Please lend me your book. (a request) Have a good time at the picnic. (a wish) Option (c) is incorrect as it refers to a divine fire – there is no mention of a spiritual context in the paragraph. The paragraph ends in the first person, whereas option (c) refers to the spark being kindled in the hearts of others. This does not go with the logical flow of the paragraph. Option (d) is incorrect as it has a negative tone, whereas the paragraph moves towards a positive tone. The paragraph discusses the boost that is being planned for the President’s image – the use of the movie medium. Option (a) is incorrect as it refers to Sony and the president’s gutsy decision and both of these are not referred to in the paragraph. Option (b) is the answer as it supports the information in the passage and clarifies how a movie will help boost the president’s image. Option (c) is incorrect as it refers to the campaign and there is no basis for this inference. Option (d) is abstract and does not help to conclude the information in the paragraph.

52. b

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54. a

The last line of the first paragraph emphasizes on the need for American individuals to change their lifestyle. The next paragraph discusses the need for austerity measures and also compares the American attitude to the British attitude. The author again returns to a comparison with the British in the last two sentences. Option (a) is correct. Option (d) can be ruled out because the author never mentions individualistic/ unique austerity measures. It is clear from the beginning of the passage that the author speaks of the lack of austerity measures among the Americans with a negative tone. However, there is no dislike or scorn in the way he writes. Hence, option (a) is ruled out. Option (b) indicates an arrogant or patronizing attitude. Again, this can’t be inferred from the passage. It is true that the author lauds Britain’s austerity measures but he does not look down on the American’s lack of measures. He instead criticizes it because he feels it has been costly for the American’s. Option (c) is the answer. Option (d) is very negative and indicates that the author has lost hope of the American’s ever implementing austerity measures. However, this has also not been indicated in the passage. Options (b), (c) and (d) are mentioned in the second paragraph. However, option (a) cannot be inferred. In the last paragraph, the author mentions that he knows “many people who reject consumerism, getting involved in poorly paid environmental or political work.” However, this can’t be inferred as option (a) – it generalizes the author’s opinion. The fourth and fifth paragraphs have the answer to this question. The second half of the fourth paragraph reflects the author’s concern for the way the Americans have misused their environmental resources. Options (a) has been mentioned in the fifth paragraph. Option (c) has been mentioned in the fourth paragraph. There is no direct mention of option (b) but it can be inferred from the second half of the fourth paragraph. Thus, option (a), (b) and (c) can be inferred from the passage. Hence, option (d) is the correct option. From Statement A: Either Binay or Chintu plays Football. Several cases are possible, two of which are given below:

From Statement B: The statement only indicates that Binay is the oldest among the three, which is not sufficient to answer. From Statements A and B: Either Binay or Chintu plays Football. Three cases are possible as shown below.

Increasing order of age (left to right) CASE 1 CASE 3 Ankit - Cricket Ankit - Cricket Chintu - Tennis Ankit - Cricket Chintu - Football Binay - Football Binay - Tennis Binay - Tennis CASE 2 Chintu - Football

55. c

Hence, the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together. For questions 59 and 60: Let Akansh, Nakul, Phalguni and Sharad be represented by A, N, P and S respectively. On the basis of statements (i), (ii) and (iii) the following six cases (I to VI) are possible.
I Delhi N, S A P II N, S P A III A, N S P IV P, N S A V A, S P N VI P, S A N

56. a

Mumbai Kolkata

Statements (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) and (viii) contradict cases IV, III, V, II and VI respectively. Only case I is feasible and so it is the correct arrangement. 59. c 60. b Kolkata Mumbai

57. d

58. d

Increasing order of age (left to right) CASE 1 Binay - Football Chintu - Tennis Ankit - Cricket Ankit - Cricket Binay - Tennis

CASE 2 Chintu - Football

Hence, Statement A alone is not sufficient to answer.



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