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MCT-0012/08
008 1
For questions 1 to 5: For questions 6 to 10:
The number of boxes that are colored Pink, Yellow, White and Black is For questions 6 and 7:
1, 2, 2 and 5 respectively. To find the maximum possible number of days on which it rained in
It is also given that no two boxes that are colored with the same color exactly one state in southern India we need to minimize the number of
have equal number of coins. days it rained in both the states in southern India.
It is also given that the number of coins in each of the ten boxes is 12, The minimum possible number of days it rained in both Kerala and
15, 20, 25 or 30. Karnataka in January as (6 + 4) – 7 = 3.
Similarly it has been calculated for other months.
Also, since there are five boxes that are colored, the number of coins
in the boxes are 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30. No of days it rained Jan Feb Apr Jul Aug Oct
only in Kerala 3 2 1 6 10 6
Number of Coins Number of Boxes in both Kerala and
3 7 0 15 1 2
12 1-3 Karnataka
15 1-3 only in Karnataka 1 4 4 4 8 2
20 1
Therefore the value of A, B, C, D, E and F is 4, 6, 5, 10, 18 and 8
25 3 respectively.
30 2
6. 3 The value of D is 10.
1. 4 The number of boxes that have exactly 20 coins is 1.
7. 5 Out of the six mentioned letters, the value of E is the maximum.
2. 1 The total number of coins in all the boxes that are coloured
black = 12 + 15 + 20 + 25 + 30 = 102 For questions 8 and 9:
The maximum possible number of days on which it rained in western
3. 3 The total number of coins in all the boxes with Mr. Zero will be India and did not rain in southern India in January = 7 – maximum (6, 4)
when there are 3 three boxes that have 15 coins each and = 1.
there is only box that has 12 coins. Similarly, the maximum possible number of days on which it rained in
western India and did not rain in southern India in each of the given
Therefore, the total number of coins with Mr. Zero is at most months can be calculated.

1× 12 + 3 × 15 + 1× 20 + 3 × 25 + 2 × 30 = 212
No of days it rained Jan Feb Apr Jul Aug Oct
4. 2 We already know that the number of coins in 5 boxes that are
colored Black are 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30. In Western India but
Given that the number of coins in the box that is colored Pink not in Southern 1 2 1 4 8 2
is 30. India
Total number of boxes with Mr. Zero that are colored white is
2. In both Western and
2 8 1 14 6 5
The total number of coins in the boxes that are colored White Southern India
can be (25 + 12 = 37), (25 + 15 = 40) and (12 + 15 = 27)
Hence, option (2) is the correct choice.
8. 5 The number of days in July on which it rained in both western
and southern India is 14.
5. 4 Given that the total number of coins in the boxes that are
colored Yellow is maximum possible, which means that, the
9. 2 From the table given above, we can conclude that there is no
total number of coins in the boxes that are colored Yellow is
such month in which the number of days on which it rained in
25 + 30 = 55.
both western and southern India is 0.
Also, since the total number of coins in all the boxes is least,
which means that the number of boxes in which there are
10. 4 August and October are the only months in which there are
15 coins and 12 coins is 1 and 3 respectively.
atleast two days on which it rained not only in Punjab but also
So, the only possibility that is left is the box that is colored Pink
in exactly two more states.
has 12 coins and the two boxes that are colored White have
25 and 12 coins.
11. 1 Let, the weight of ‘p’ apples be equal to 1 kg and the weight of
‘q’ oranges be equal to 1 kg.
Let, the cost price and selling price of 1 apple be ‘C1’ and ‘S1’
respectively.
Let, the cost price and selling price of 1 orange be ‘C2’ and ‘S2’
respectively.
Therefore,
10 × C2 = p × C1 ...(i)
q × C2 = 12 × C1 ...(ii)
15 × S2 = p × S1 ...(iii)
Let, the selling price of 1 kg of oranges be equal to ‘x’ apples.
Therefore, q × S2 = x × S1 ...(iv)

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Dividing the equation (i) by (ii), we get that
10 p
=
( 4x + 7 )
7
14. 5 It can be calculated that y = =x+ = x + 1.75
q 12 4 4
Also, the age of each of the mentioned friends has to be non
⇒ p × q = 120 ...(v)
negative.
15 p
Dividing the equation (iii) by (iv), we get that = Therefore, the range of values of ‘x’ is 5 < x < 11.
q x
Possible values of ‘x’ for which the value of ‘y’ is an integer is
Therefore, x = 8. 5.25, 6.25, 7.25, 8.25, 9.25 and 10.25 respectively.
Hence, option (1) is the correct choice. Hence, there are 6 possible integral values of ‘y’.
Hence, option (5) is the correct choice.
12. 2 The only way a trapezium could be formed is when the
triangular portion ADE is being cut and DE is parallel to BC. 15. 4 Lets assume that the 2 numbers that are picked are 1 and 3.
Let the length of the side of the equilateral triangle be ‘a’ units.
Let the length of the line segment AE = ‘ka’ units. p 1 3
Possible values of are and .
q 3 1
Since, the measure of ∠DAE = 60° and AD = AE, therefore
DE = ka units. p
Product of the above two possible values of is 1.
A q

ka ka p
Hence, the product of all the possible values of is also 1.
q
D E
ka (1 –k)a Hence, option (4) is the correct choice.

B C 16. 5 Factorizing the numbers:


a
120 = 23 × 31 × 51
The parallelogram that is formed is shown in the figure given 1320 = 120 × 11 = 23 × 31 × 51 × 11
below. ⇒ X has to be definitely a multiple of 11 but it cannot be a
ka a perfect square as X cannot contain (112)
1680 = 120 × 2 × 7 = 24 × 31 × 51 × 71
(1 –k)a ⇒ Y should be multiple of 24 × 71 but it cannot be a perfect
(1 –k)a
square as Y can not contain 72.
1800 = 120 × 3 × 5 = 23 × 32 × 52.
a ka
Since the LCM of 120 and Z is 1800, therefore Z can be a
Therefore, the perimeter of the parallelogram is perfect square. One of the possible values of Z can be 32 × 52.
2 × (1 – k) × a + 2 × (k + 1) × a = 4a units. But it is not necessary that Z has to be perfect square.
Given that the value of ‘a’ is equal to 20 cm, therefore the Hence, option (5) is the correct choice.
perimeter of the parallelogram is 80 cm.

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Hence, option (2) is the correct choice.
17. 3 y = min | x 2 − 7x + 10 |, 2
13. 3 The length of the line drawn by the students are listed down y = min (| ( x − 5 )( x − 2 ) |, 2 )
in the table given below.
Since, | ( x − 5 )( x − 2) | will always be non negative, therefore
Length of the line drawn the value of y has to be non negative.
First student a | ( x − 5 )( x − 2) | will be zero at x = 5 and x = 2.
Second student b Therefore, the minimum possible value of y is 0.
(a + b) Hence, option (3) is the correct choice.
Third student
2
18. 4 Let the number of persons that came to the party be ‘x’.
 (a + b )  Since, exactly six persons came in each of the three cars and
 a + b + 
Fourth student  2  (a + b ) exactly seven persons in each of the remaining cars, therefore
= x = 7n + 18.
3 2
Also, at the party, when every person including Tarun was
Fifth student
(a + b + a + b ) =
(a + b ) seated in a group of eleven, one group fell short of four
4 2 persons, hence x + 1 = 11m + 7 ⇒ x = 11m + 6.
Therefore, 7n + 18 = 11m + 6 ⇒ 11m – 7n = 12.
Similarly, the sixth student will also draw the line of length
Since, the value of ‘x’ is maximum, therefore the maximum
(a + b ) units.
value of ‘m’ will be 66.
2 Therefore, the value of ‘x’ = 11 × 66 + 6 = 732.
Hence, the number of persons who were invited by Tarun
Also, the length of the line drawn by the subsequent students
and did not come to the party is 750 – 732 = 18.

will be equal to
(a + b )
units each.
Hence, option (4) is the correct choice.
2
Therefore, a total of 26 students will draw a line of length
(a + b ) units.
2
Hence, option (3) is the correct choice.

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For questions 19 to 23: 24. 1 Concentration of milk in the first ‘can’ is 75%.
Concentration of milk in the second can is 50%.
19. 2 Total number of matches played in tennis tournament
5
= 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 28. Required concentration of milk is   × 100 = 62.5%.
8
20. 4 There are 28 wins and 28 losses in the tennis tournament. By allegation we get that
Total number of wins by the players who won exactly five
matches each is 5 × 5 = 25. 5 0%
7 5%
So, the total number of wins by the players that did not win
exactly five matches is 3.
So, the possibilities that exist for the players that did not win
exactly five matches are as follows: 6 2.5 %
Case 1: Three players won exactly one match each.
Case 2: One player won exactly two matches, one player
won exactly one match and one player won none of the
matches. 1 2.5 % 1 2.5 %
Hence, option (4) is the correct choice.
⇒ Ratio of the quantity of the milk solution from the two cans
For questions 21 to 23: is 1:1. Hence, option (1) is the correct choice.
Since, we know that the total number of wins by the players who did
not win exactly five matches is 3, therefore each of the three players
who did not win exactly five matches lost to each of the players who 25. 5 A B
won exactly five matches.
From additional information (1) and (2), we know that G lost its match
H C
against B, C, D, E and F, which means that G is one out of the three
players that has not won exactly five matches.
From additional information (2), we know that F lost its match against
A. G K D
From the additional information given for questions 8 to 10, we know
that G won its match against H and A lost its match against both C and
D. F E
So, we can conclude that H is one of the five players that have not
won exactly five matches. Join KD.
Since A and E are diagonally opposite ends, AE bisects
So, out of B, C, D, E, F and A, there are five players who won exactly
∠FED and the measure of both ∠AEF and ∠AED is 67.5°.
five matches each.
Now, consider the quadrilateral FCDE:
Since F lost its match against A, we can definitely conclude that A is
one of the five players that have won exactly five matches. This is ∠CDE = ∠FED = 135° (Interior angles of a regular octagon)
because if A is one of the player that has not won exactly five matches, Since, the quadrilateral FCDE is an isosceles trapezium,
then F is definitely one of the player that has won exactly five matches therefore ∠DCF = ∠EFC = 2∠DCF = 360° − (135° + 135°)
and this is not possible as F lost its match against A.
⇒ ∠DCF = ∠EFC = 45°
Now, since A has lost its match against both C and D, therefore C and In triangle FKE:
D are also the players who won exactly five matches each.
∠FKE = 180° – (∠KFE + ∠KEF ) = 180° − ( 45° + 67.5° ) = 67.5°
So, out of B, E and F any two players could have won exactly five Therefore, KF = FE = 1 unit.
matches.
 1 
Also, CF = 1 + 2   = 1 + 2 units
21. 3 A has won exactly five matches in the tennis tournament.  2

22. 5 The number of matches won by F cannot be uniquely Therefore, CK = CF – KF = 2 units.


determined.
26. 3 Let N = 17 + 27 + 37 + ……..+ 1007
23. 4 Given that H won its match against B and C lost its match = (17 + 1007) + (27 + 997) + ……+ (507 + 517)
against F. Each of the numbers in the 50 brackets are divisible by 101.
It means that B, G and H are the three players who have not At the same time ‘N’ is an even number hence ‘N’ is divisible by
won exactly five matches. both 2 and 101 which are coprime.
Each of B, G and H has won one match each. Therefore, N is divisible by 202.
The five players that have won exactly five matches each Hence, option (3) is the correct choice.
are A, C, D, E and F. Each of these five players has won its
match against B, G and H.
Also, A lost its match against C and D and F lost its match
against A and C.
Therefore, the pairs of players against whom E, C and D lost
their matches are (A and F), (E and D) and (F and E)
respectively.
Hence, option (4) is the correct choice.

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27. 3 Extend AC to meet BD at the point E. Thus, we see that daily revenue is in a GP with common ratio
It can be clearly understood that triangle ABC is congruent to
9
the triangle ADC. of .
10
A
 10X 
 11  100X
4 5° 4 5° Total revenue =  = , Total cost = 8X
1– 9 11
6 6
10
C
5 5 100x 12X
Therefore, Profit = − 8x =
11 11
B E D
 12x 
Also, in the right angle triangle BAD, AE = BE = ED.  
Profit percentage = 
11  3 150
× 100 = × 100 = = 13.63%
Therefore, AE = BE = 6cos 45° = 3 2 units 8x 22 11

CE = BC2 − BE2 = 25 − 18 = 7 units  x


 11 
  =x
Total chemical evaporated =
Therefore, AC = AE – CE = 3 2 − 7 units  9 2
 1 − 11 
Hence, option (3) is the correct choice.  

28. 2 The given equation is ab + 2 = 2a + b + 600. ⇒ 50% of the chemical is lost due to evaporation.
⇒ ab – 2a – b + 2 = 600 ⇒ (a – 1)(b – 2) = 600
Now, it is given that ‘a’ is an odd number and ‘b’ is an even 30. 5
number which implies that both (a – 1) and (b – 2) are even
numbers. 31. 4
Therefore, the possible pairs of values of ‘a’ and ‘b’ that satisfy
the given equation not necessarily in that particular order are For questions 32 to 36:
(2, 300); (4, 150); (6, 100); (10, 60) (12, 50) and (20, 30). Given that P + Q + R = 4600, Q + R + S = 6100 and P + S = 3300
Therefore, there are 6 × 2 = 12 solutions for the given equation. 2(P + Q + R + S) = (P + Q + R) + (Q + R + S) + (P + S) = 14000
Hence, option (2) is the correct choice. P + Q + R + S = 7000
Therefore, S = 2400 and P = 900.
29. 5 P = (222)x = 2X2 + 2X + 2 and Q = (222))y = 2Y2 + 2Y + 2 Also, Q – R = 500, therefore, Q = 2100 and R = 1600.
It is given that P – Q = 28.
⇒ 2X2 + 2X + 2 – 2Y2 – 2Y – 2 = 28 32. 1 Therefore, the number of female professors in university C is
1600.
2 2
 1  1 From the four pie – charts given, we can calculate the number
⇒ X2 + X– Y2 – Y = 14 ⇒  X +  –  Y +  = 14 of male professors and total number of professors in each of
 2  2
the four universities.
⇒ (X + Y +1)(X – Y) = 14
Therefore, the values of X and Y are (7, 6) and (4, 2) in that
Number of Professors
order.
Therefore, the values of Q – X could be 79 or 10. Female Male Total
Hence, option (5) is the correct choice. University A 900 8100 9000
University B 2100 4900 7000
For questions 30 and 31:
University C 1600 6400 8000
Let the total quantity of chemical with him on the first morning be ‘X’
litres. University D 2400 3600 6000

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 33. 3 The absolute difference between the number of male
professors in university A and the number of female professors
Quantity of the X  X  9   X  9 
2
in university D is 8100 – 2400 = 5700.
 11  11  11  11 
Chemical sold 11      
34. 5 The ratio of the total number of professors in university D to
Quantity of the X  X  9   X  9 
2
the number of male professors in university C is 6000:6400
 11  11  11  11 
Chemical evaporated 11       = 15: 16.
Quantity of the 2
9X  9X   9   9X  9 
Chemical left after  11   11  11  11 
evaporation 11      
2
Price (in Rs/litre) 10 10 × 1.1 10 × (1.1)

Daily Revenue 10X  10X  9   10X  9 


2
 11  10   11  10 
(in Rs.) 11      

The same procedure will be followed till all the chemical is


sold.

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For questions 35 and 36: 39. 5 N = 132 × 102000 – 56879 + 12345
Given that 2000 professors are transferred to the universities A, B, C
⇒ N = 16900 ……….00 – 44534
and D in the ratio 4:3:2:1.
2000 zeros
Therefore, the number of professors transferred to the universities A,
B, C and D is 800, 600, 400 and 200 respectively. ⇒ N = 16899 ……….9955466
1995 nines
35. 4 Even if we assume that all the professors that have been
Sum of the digits of the number N = 1 + 6 + 8 + 1995 × 9 +
transferred to university A are all females and all the professors
2 × 5 + 4 + 2 × 6.
transferred to the university B, C and D are males, then also
∴ Sum of the digits of the number N = 17996
the number of male professors as a percentage of the total
number of professors in that university is maximum for
40. 1 f(x) = 2x2 + a(b – c)2 + abc.
university A.
As we know that for an equation ax2 + bx + c = 0,
36. 2 Given that the total number of female professors that have –b
been transferred is equal to the number of female professors the minimum or maximum value of f(x) lies at x =
2a
in university A.

Maximum female professors that could have been transferred –a(b – c)2
to university A is 800. Therefore, total number of female Therefore, = – 54 or a(b – c)2 = 216 ...(i)
4
professors in university A = 900 + 800 = 1700.
Now, the sum a + (b – c) + (b – c) will be minimum when
a=b–c=6
So, the number of male professors that have been transferred
Hence, the minimum value of a + 2(b – c) = 6 + 6 + 6 = 18
to all the given four universities cannot be less than
Hence, option (1) is the correct choice.
2000 – 1700 = 300.
41. 4 Sentence 1 is incorrect because it uses the relative pronoun
37. 4 Sn = (1 – 3) + (5 – 7) + .... = (– 2) + (– 2) + ...... ‘whom’ in place of ‘who.
S1001 = (–2)+(–2)........... + 2001 = –1000 + 2001 = 1001 Sentence 2 uses the preposition ‘with his approach’ in place
-############. of ‘in his approach’ and it is too wordy ‘that have infused
500 times
corruption’
S1002 = (–2)+(–2)+........... = –1002 Sentence 3 uses the relative pronoun ‘whom’ in place of ‘who
-#############. and the verb ‘has’ has been used incorrectly with the plural
501 times
subject ‘modern society’s incorrigible wrongs’.
Similarly, S1003 = 1003
Sentence 5 uses an incorrect preposition ‘through his
⇒ S1001 – S1002 + S1003 = 1001 – (–1002) + 1003 = 3006. approach’ and there is a subject verb agreement error because
Hence, option (4) is the correct choice. ‘has’ is used. Sentence 4 uses the relative pronoun ‘who’
appropriately.
38. 3 One number should be chosen from each of the rows to
satisfy the mentioned condition. 42. 5 Sentence 1 is incorrect because ‘team’ is singular and the
From the first row we can choose any of the six numbers in pronoun ‘their’ is used in place of ‘its’.
6 ways. Sentence 2 is incorrect because the adverb ‘in the first place’
From the second row we can choose one number in only is used instead of a subject. The clause that begins the
5 ways as one of the chosen number from the first row will sentence needs to be supported with a subject like ‘the team’
belong to one of the columns. which is used in some other choices. Also, the pronoun ‘their’
Similarly, numbers from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th row can be is used in place of ‘its’.
chosen in 4 ways, 3 ways, 2 ways and 1 way respectively. Sentence 3 is incorrect because the adverb ‘conveniently’
has been misplaced. It should follow immediately after the
⇒ Total number of ways = 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × 2 × 1 = 720.
subject ‘the team’.
One of the possible cases:
Sentence 4 is incorrect because the subject is missing after
the clause. Who was it that was discussing these ‘irrelevant
1 2 3 4 5 6 matters’? In the sentence, this question needs to be answered
first.
7 8 9 10 11 12 Sentence 5 places the subject correctly, that is, right after the
clause that modifies it. Also, the pronoun ‘its’ has been used
13 14 15 16 17 18 for ‘the team’ and the adverb ‘conveniently’ is positioned
appropriately in the sentence.
19 20 21 22 23 24
43. 3 Sentence 1 is incorrect because the subject ‘the insecurities
25 26 27 28 29 30 of suburbia’ is plural. Therefore, ‘is’ should be replaced with
‘are’.
31 32 33 34 35 36 Sentence 2 is incorrect because the sentence pertains to a
single crisis, namely – economic crisis. So, the use of the
plural form - ‘crises’ is inappropriate here.
Sentence 4 is incorrect because there is a subject verb
agreement error – ‘is’ used for the plural subject ‘insecurities.
Also, the plural form of ‘crisis’ with an ‘e’ is used in the
sentence. Note that the sentence is extremely wordy and
some of the words are redundant.

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Sentence 5 uses the plural verb ‘have’ for the singular oriented, 5 is incorrect as the word ‘organizations’ has been
form–crisis. Therefore, it is incorrect. incorrectly used, in case of plural, the definite article is
Sentence 3 uses the correct verb form ‘are’ with the redundant. Choice 1 is correct as it uses the correct form of
plural–insecurities. Also, ‘crisis’ is singular and it is followed the preposition as well as the forms of the words.
by a singular verb–has. Hence, 3 is correct.
50. 3 Choice 1 is incorrect as it is an error of subject verb agreement,
44. 4 Sentence 1 is incorrect because the construction of the relative the subject is ‘the globalization’ so the verb should be in the
pronoun ‘whom’ alongside the preposition ‘with’ is incorrect in singular. 2 is incorrect as it uses ‘have’ in conjunction with a
this case and it makes the sentence sound awkward. singular subject incorrectly, 4 is incorrect as it uses the past
Sentence 2 is incorrect because the preposition ‘in’ used tense of ‘appear’ in a sentence which is in the present tense.
alongside ‘whose’ is inappropriate in this case. Sentence 3 is 5 is incorrect as it uses the base form of the word ‘sweep’.
incorrect because ‘single minded determination’ is singular 3 is the correct and flawless option.
and a plural verb ‘have’ is used in the sentence. Also, the
correct usage is ‘in jeopardy’ and not ‘under jeopardy’. The 51. 1 2 is incorrect as it uses the incorrect form of the word ‘normal’,
singular verb ‘continues’ should be placed instead of ‘continue’. choice 3 is incorrect as ‘frustrated’ should be used in the
Sentence 5 is incorrect because ‘single minded determination’ continuous form. 4 is incorrect as it uses the incorrect form of
is singular and a plural verb ‘have’ is used. Sentence 4 is the the word ‘mean’, ‘means’ is here used to spell out the via
correct option because the relative pronoun ‘whose’ has been media. 5 is incorrect as it uses the article ‘a’ to define the plural
used appropriately. frustrating circumstances incorrectly. 1 is the correct and
flawless option.
45. 2 Sentence 1 is incorrect because the subject is missing. One
does not know who is encouraging children? Also, the plural 52. 4 Only option 4 conserves the principle of parallelism by retaining
verb ‘become’ is used with the singular ‘mentor’ and the the '-ing' form in the verbs shopping, eating and watching.
construction of the words ‘experience and experimenting’ is Hence option 4 is the best option.
not parallel.. Sentence 3 is incorrect because ‘experience
and experimenting’ disrupts the sentence. The parallel 53. 1 2 is incorrect as either denotes the presence of more than
construction of the–ing form should be followed. Also, ‘crucial one thus the plural of option should be used. 3 is incorrect as
to enable’ should be ‘crucial in enabling’. Sentence 4 is incorrect ‘towards’ implies direction, choice 4 is incorrect as ‘of’ is
because the usage of ‘where about’ is incorrect. ‘Where about’ redundant here, choice 5 is incorrect as it should be ‘works’
is used when one wants to know where a person is and as the correct usage of subject verb agreement. 1 is correct
what is he up to? Sentence 5 is incorrect because the parallel as it uses the correct form of subject verb agreement as well
construction of ‘experiencing and experimenting’ is missing as the correct prepositions.
and the plural form of verb ‘become’ is used for the singular
subject ‘mentor’. Sentence 2 is correct because it does not 54. 4 The passage emphasizes the repeated references to the
have any of the flaws mentioned in the other options. 1960s and the 1970s and also emphasizes the prominence
given to this period in the book.
46. 1 Only option 1 uses the correct forms of the verb as well as
the preposition. Choice 2 is incorrect as it incorrectly uses 55. 2 The passage highlights the functioning of the repressed class
‘the’ to describe ‘high’, choice 3 is incorrect as it uses the of poetry. It offers evidence in the form of poetry which still
singular present tense ‘has’ instead of present plural ‘have’, harks back to the olden times and has no time for modern
choice 4 is incorrect as it uses the incorrect preposition ‘on’. poetry.
Choice 5 is incorrect as it uses the singular form ‘seems’
which is incorrect as the subject is ‘success rates’ which is 56. 1 The passage talks continuously of the harking back into time
plural. at the cost of modern poetry, logically the next passage should
talk about the need for revival in poetry.
47. 1 Choice 1 uses the correct forms of the verb and phrases
making it flawless. Choice 2 is incorrect as ‘had found’ is in 57. 2 The author is voicing serious doubts about the influence of
the past tense and is incongruous with the present tense of old times and the presence of references being made to the
the sentence. Choice 3 is incorrect as the phrase ‘a researcher past. The last lines of the passage view Duncan’s concern
has found’ has been used incorrectly and seems to dangle. with anguish and the lack of space for the new poetry to
4 is incorrect as the indefinite article is missing before the come up.
word ‘researcher’ and the singular form of ‘laboratory’ is
incorrect as it used without a word symbolizing its singularity. 58. 4 The passage talks about latent dreams presenting a new line
Choice 5 is incorrect, since the sentence is in the present of analysis for dreams. The first paragraph admits the
tense, ‘sparing’ which is in present tense, should be used. presence of the manifest dreams based method and seeks to
examine dreams through latent dreams making choice 4
48. 1 Choice 2 is incorrect as who is used for people and which for correct. All the other options are not mentioned in the passage.
inanimate objects, choice 3 is incorrect as there should be a
degree of comparison as ‘slowly’ is followed by ‘than’, choice 59. 3 The author describes the new problem as involving a study of
4 is incorrect as the correct phrase is ‘more slowly’ or could latent dreams and manifest dreams and also the course of
be even ‘slower’. Choice 5 is incorrect as ‘themselves’ is latent dreams evolution.
redundant and it seems as if somebody is physically carrying
something. Only 1 is correct and flawless. 60. 3 The author sees dream thoughts as being understandable
without problems once they have been established.
49. 1 Choice 2 is incorrect as the preposition ‘for’ has been incorrectly
used, use ‘of’ to refer something which belongs to someone 61. 5 The passage describes various ways of analyzing dreams; a
or something. 3 is incorrect in the usage of the word ‘basics’, good suggestion comes forth by way of viewing the images
instead of ‘basic’, the use of the plural renders the meaning and attributing them with symbols and then piecing them
different. 4 is incorrect, it seems as though the organization is together.

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62. 5 Refer to the line in Para 1…..But it is not obvious to many…….it 71. 3 3 is correct. This argument, like that in the passage, presents
provides a contrast to the other statements as also a premise in which each of two possibilities is said to lead to
marginalizing their significance. Hence though all the other a certain result, and says that these two possibilities exhaust
options are correct and appear in the passage, they do not the ways of achieving that result. Then the argument
make the basis of a major inference. concludes that in a particular case, one of the possibilities is
actual, from evidence that the result occurred but that the
63. 2 Refer to the observations of Frank Gilmore in Para 3 and other possibility did not. The argument in the passage proceeds
correlate it with the forces of change as mentioned at the end in a similar pattern; thus this is the best answer.
of the first para. Rest of the options negate the need for an
adjustment. 72. 2 The first sentence establishes the cause and effect situation
between bank deposits being insured and this in turn leading
64. 5 5 is the obvious answer. All the options are drawn from the to bank failures. The second sentence describes a situation
observations of Frank Gilmore. where this would not hold true.

65. 1 Refer to the line 1 of para 3. While the rest of the options may 73. 4 It presents only one evidence in support of its conclusion that
be true, they are however irrelevant in the context of the there is no economic justification for preventive treatment for
passage. diabetes. There may be other evidences which may counter
this claim. The evidence of insufficient money saved in itself
66. 3 Refer to para 4. The answer is a summary statement of the is not enough to justify the conclusion.
para. Rest of the options do not find mention anywhere.
74. 2 BE is the best option that both weakens the Division Manager’s
67. 5 The paragraph says that we give illusions the status of truth argument and strengthens the General Manager’s case. If as
because we are blind to accuracy. This when taken with the per 2, the cost of retraining existing staff on Vitanet Computers
last line of the paragraph leads easily to option 5 as the correct is higher than the cost of training new staff on Vitanet then
option. the Division Manager’s point about lower training costs gets
qualified. Point 5 further strengthens the General Manager’s
68. 2 Option 2 seems like a summary/outcome of the passage and point against the replacement of existing computers with
hence is strengthened by it. Vitanet if there are no real productivity gains to be had from
using Semitron computers.
69. 5 Giving judgements in favour of the workers need not make a
manager credible. The manager may be doing it to improve his 75. 1 The passage clearly states that among many artists and writers
reputation. only a small number will derive disproportionate fame. Similarly,
masterpieces are a few that displace others from the lists
70. 2 The para connects the non performance of teachers and through a winner takes all effect. Hence it can be safely
doctors and the shabbiness of the system. (2) makes the inferred that factors which are common to artists or artistic
conditions of the system irrelevant. creations are not those which determine which succeed and
which do not. None of the other options can be clearly inferred
from the passage.

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