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MOCK – SNAP 1

Answers and Explanations


1 d 2 b 3 b 4 a 5 b 6 a 7 b 8 b 9 b 10 c
11 a 12 c 13 a 14 d 15 a 16 a 17 d 18 b 19 a 20 d
21 d 22 a 23 d 24 b 25 c 26 d 27 b 28 d 29 b 30 b
31 b 32 a 33 a 34 d 35 b 36 d 37 b 38 b 39 a 40 b
41 c 42 c 43 c 44 d 45 b 46 d 47 c 48 c 49 b 50 a
51 d 52 d 53 d 54 a 55 b 56 c 57 a 58 d 59 d 60 b
61 b 62 d 63 c 64 c 65 a 66 a 67 a 68 d 69 c 70 b
71 b 72 c 73 b 74 c 75 d 76 b 77 c 78 c 79 c 80 d
81 c 82 d 83 d 84 b 85 b 86 c 87 c 88 b 89 b 90 b
91 b 92 c 93 b 94 b 95 c 96 c 97 b 98 b 99 a 100 b
101 a 102 b 103 c 104 d 105 b 106 b 107 c 108 b 109 b 110 b
111 b 112 c 113 b 114 c 115 d 116 a 117 d 118 a 119 d 120 a
121 c 122 b 123 c 124 c 125 d 126 b 127 a 128 c 129 c 130 d
131 a 132 b 133 b 134 c 135 b 136 a 137 a 138 b 139 d 140 c
141 c 142 a 143 c 144 b 145 a 146 d 147 c 148 a 149 d 150 b

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Total Time Taken Total Correct Incorrect Net


Questions (Min) Attempts Attempts Attempts Score

Quantitative Ability
Sec I 40
Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Sec II 30
Analytical Reasoning
General Knowledge Sec III 40

Language Comprehension
Sec IV 40
and English Usage
TOTAL 150 120

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1. d The important thing to understand here is that if we Let radius of the outer circle be R cm and that of the
need to focus on the concentration of vodka, it does inner circle be r cm. We have
not matter that the replaced fluid is water or lime cordial
or any other fluid as that does not affect the (AO')2 = (R + OO')2 = (AC)2 + (r)2 ...(i)
concentration of vodka. What matters is the quantity and
of mixture replaced only.
(BO')2 = (R – OO')2 = (BD)2 + (r)2 ...(ii)
Initial concentration of vodka = 32 = 16 From (i) and (ii),
50 25
AC2 − BD2
After the first operation, it becomes R= = 18 cm.
4OO '
 16   (50 – 10)   16   4  64 Hence option (b) is the correct.
 25  ×   =   ×   =
   50   25   5  125
After the second operation, it becomes 4. a Let the total number of students in the class be ‘x’.
Let the total number of students in the class who are
 64   (50 – 20)   64   3  192
  ×   =   ×   = = 30.72% economically poor be ‘p’.
 125   50   125   5  625
x
Hence answer is (d). Total number of students who failed = .
5
2. b Total number of ways in which two breads can be Total number of male students who failed
selected out of the 5 types of breads = 5C2 . 3 x 9
⇒ × = ×p
4 5 10
Total number of ways in which one curry can be
selected out of the 3 types of curries = 3C1. p 1
⇒ =
x 6
Total number of ways in which two vegetables can
be selected out of the 3 types of vegetables = 3C2. Number of economically poor stu dents in the class 1
⇒ = .
Number of students in the class 6
Therefore, total number of ways in which 1 curry or 2
vegetables can be selected = 3C1 + 3C2.
5. b If a be the side of the equilateral ∆ABC
Total number of ways in which 1 curd can be selected
out of the 3 types of curd = 3C1. A

Total number of ways in which 1 dessert can be


selected out of the 3 types of desserts = 3C1. a a

Total number of ways in which 1 type of rice can be 4


selected out of the 3 types of rice = 3C1.
B D C
Total number of ways in which Anna can prepare a
full meal = 5C2 × (3C1 + 3C2) × 3C1 × 3C1 × 3C1 1  3
= (3C1)3 × 5C2 × (3C2+ 3C1) We can write here, ×   × a = 4
3  2 
Hence, option (b) is the correct choice.
24
3. b Or a = = 8 3 cm
3

 3 2
Now area of triangle ABC = 
C  4  × a
 

A B  3   24 2
O O =   ×  
D  4   3

= 48 3 cm2

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b. If (b, c) are selected then one of the ways of
6. a S U R distributing choclates (b, c)
b c
A
4 After a is distributed
a, b c ...(iii)
A
2 A V b a, c
or ...(iv)
8 A We can check (i) and (iv) are same.
8 ⇒ Every distribution will repeat once hence divided
by 2.
P T Q
Let the area of square be A, then the area of the figure 10. c Let the total number of students who enquired about
TVRU different courses of study at the IWSB be x.
 A A  3A Using A: We only get to know that 0.75x number of
= A − +  = .
2 8 8 applications are approved. We do not know how many
Hence option (a) is the correct choice. of them are finally admitted to the IWSB.
Hence statement A alone is not sufficient.
7. b Every next term in the series is the result of the addition
Using B: We do not know how many students were
of sum of digits of previous number to the term itself.
there whose applications were approved.
Hence the missing number will be 38 + 8 + 3 = 49.
Hence statement B alone is not sufficient.
Option (b) is the correct choice.
Combining the two statements:
Total number of students who enquire = x
8. b Please note that only even number of pages can be
Total number of applications = 0.4x
missing since one paper is considered as two pages.
Total number of approved applications
Except option (b), all the percentages are of even
= 0.4 × 0.75x = 0.3x
number of pages. Hence option (b) is not possible
Total number of students finally admitted
= 0.3 × 0.90x = 0.27x
9. b As every son should get at least one choclate.
The required percentage is 27%. Hence the question
The number of ways 8 distinct choclates can be
can be answered using both the statements.
selected is
9c = 9c = 9 ways
8 1 11. a Statement I: It gives no information on the volumes
The number of ways each son gets one choclate
of the three solids formed. Hence, statement I alone is
each out of these 8 selected choclates 8!.
insufficient.
Total number of ways 8 choclates can be distributed
is = 9 × 8!. Statement II: Knowing that the other plane bisects
Now the last one choclate can be given to any of the the cone’s height, the three volumes under
8 sons hence total number of ways of distributing consideration are:
9 × 8! × 8
= = (36 × 8!) ways.
2
Hence option (b) is the correct choice. r
Why it is divided by 2; take an example of 3 choclates
r n
and 2 sons (B1 × B2). Two choclates can be selected 2 2
out of (a, b, c) and distributed to too sons in 3C2 × 2!
= 6 ways and the third choclate can be distributed in n
2 ways hence final answer should be 6 × 2 = 12 2
ways. But

Volume of hemisphere:   × π × r 3 ,
a. If (a, b) is selected, one of the ways of distributing 2
choclates (a, b) will be a a b 3
After c is distributed it will be one of the following
2
a, c b ...(i) Lower part of cone:  1  × π ×  r  ×  h 
3 2 2
or      

a b, c ...(ii) πr 2h πr 3
= =
24 6

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16. a If x, 0 is the quantity of commodity in 1995 and y be the
  πr h  7πr h
2 2
1 price of the commodity than
Upper part of cone:  πr 2h  −  =
3   24  24
Percentage
1995 1996 1997 1998
Change
7 3
= πr Quantity x 1.1x 0.88x 1.144x
6
Price y 0.8y 0.88y 1.056y
2πr 3 πr 3 7πr 3
: :
The ratio is
3 6 6 The ratio is
(1.144x × 1.056y ) =
6
or 4:1:7 (x × y ) 5
Hence statement (II) alone is sufficient for answering Hence (a) is correct.
the question.
17. d In column B4, for the sum to be 1, each of
12. c Using statement A: x, y and z can be (5, 3 and 2) or A2B4 and A4B4 must be 1.
(5, –2 and –3) or some other cases are also possible. We must have 0, –1 in A2B1 and A2B3 (in any order).
Hence statement A is not sufficient to find the value of Hence two cases arise,
x.
Case I: We place 0 in A2B1
Using statement B: Again x, y and z can be anything Case I:
from the set {5,3,2}. Combining A and B, we can
certainly say that x = 5, y = 3 and z = 2.
Hence both statements together are required to answer B
A 1 2 3 4
the question.
Hence (c) is correct. 1 1 0 1 –1

13. a p3q +q3p = pq (p2


+ q2) 1
2 0 –1 1
If p = 3, we cannot determine the minimum value of
expression, as we cannot comment on q.
If either of p or q = 0 than value of expression = 0. 3 1 x=–1 1 0
Hence minimum value can be determined using
statement B. 4 –1 y=1 1
0
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.

In column B3, there must be a 0, but there is already a


(88 − 80) × 100 0 in A3. Hence that 0 must be in A4B3.
14. d The rate of growth in 1997 = = 10%.
80 That means at A3B3 we have 1.
Had it been a simple growth rate of 10%, the price in As there’s a 0 in column B1, and there’s none in row
the year 1998 would have been Rs. 96 but the price A1. We must have a 0 in A1B2. That means a 1 in A1B1.
is Rs. 96.8 which implies that the growth rate is 10 %, Only 1 and –1 is possible in X and Y (in any order) that
compounded. Hence (d) is correct. mean x + y = 0.

15. a Let the probabilities that books A, B, C and D will be Case II: We place 0 at A2B3 and –1 at A2B1. Two
selected are P(A), P(B), P(C) and P(D) respectively. cases are possible.
As P(A), P(B), P(C) and P(D) are in an AP, (let P(A)
a.
= a – 3d, P(B) = a – d, P(C) = a + d and P(D) = a + 3d.
0 1 1 –1
As a reader will select at least one of the four books,
we must have P(A) + P(B) + P(C) + P(D) = 1 –1 1 0 1
Or (a – 3d) +( a – d) + (a + d) + (a + 3d ) = 1.
1 1 x = –1 1 0
So, a = .
4
1 y=0 –1 1
1
Now, P(B or C ) = (a – d) + (a + d) = 2a = .
2
x + y = –1

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Code Mean
b.
1 0 1 –1 2 –5 –3 –1 1 3 5 0
1
1 3 –7 –4 –1 2 5 8
–1 0 1 2
y –9 –5 –1 3 7 11 1
1 x=1 –1 0
Difference between maximum and minimum mean
0 y=–1 1 1 =1–0=1
Hence option (b).
x + y = 1 – 1 = 0.
Hence option (d) 0 or – 1 19. a Only 1 arrangement is possible 3 4 5 6 7 8

18. b Since there are 3 positive and 3 negative terms, Average age = 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
–1 has to be the 3rd term of A.P. 6
If it’s 1st or 2nd term, then the third term would become = 5.5 years
positive.
Since it’s an increasing A.P., d cannot take any negative 20. d Let HCF(a, b) = H.
value and the first 3 terms should be negative. For two numbers P and Q, which are co-prime to each
That means d = 2, 3, 4. other, we can represent a and b as:
If d = 1, them 4th term would be 0 a = H × P and b = H × Q
Which is not acceptable. So that (a + b)/x = HCF(a, b) = H
Three cases are possible
Or H
(P + Q ) =H
x
⇒ x = (P + Q)
Hence x can be represented as the sum of any two
numbers which are co prime to each other.

For questions 21 to 25:

Bangladesh Australia Pakistan Sri Lanka West Indies New Zealand Total
Sachin 54 178 56 23 50 45 406
Robin 13 59 34 67 23 19 215
Sehwag 28 39 43 28 32 31 201
Yuvraj 187 34 121 13 28 11 394
Raina 43 47 199 134 35 28 486
Dhoni 23 56 23 187 34 187 510
Irfan 189 32 46 145 32 67 511
Rohit 32 45 47 43 67 99 333
Kaif 17 11 37 47 87 187 386
Saurav 23 43 67 123 34 43 333
Rahul 27 11 111 12 43 44 248
Total 636 555 784 822 465 761

21. d Irfan scored maximum aggregate number of runs against these six countries

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22. a Average number of runs scored by Saurav against 29. b “Area of the Land” of Alaska = 0.6 × (Sum of the “Area
of the Land” of the five states)
333 111
these six mentioned countries is = = 55.5 ⇒ Sum of “Area of the Land” of Arizona, Arkansas
6 2 and California
= 0.35 × (Sum of the “Area of the Land” of the five
23. d The country against which these eleven batsmen
0.35
scored minimum number of runs is West Indies. states) = × 98282 = 57331 sq. miles.
0.60
24. b Only Rahul scored more number of runs than Robin “Area under water” of Arizona, Arkansas and
and lesser number of runs than Rohit against these
9
six countries. California = × 102201 = 9198 sq. miles
100
⇒ The total Area of the three states in
121
25. c Required percentage = × 100 = 30.71% = (Sum of “Area of the Land”) + (Sum of “Area under
394 Water”)
= (57331 + 9198) sq. miles = 66529 sq. miles
26. d Alabama’s land area = 5% of 944357 = 47217.85 Hence, option (b) is correct.
Alabama’s population = 10% of 46,749,712
= 4,674, 971 30. b If Munna committed a total of X number of crimes for
an amount P, Pappu committed 0.8X number of crimes
(4,674, 971)
Population Density = = 99 for amount P. Munna’s per crime earning for the four
47,227 regions in the year 2007 are:
35P 30P
 60  Sarita Nagar = , Pinchori = ,
27. b Alaska’s land area =   × 68,181 = 340900 30x 25x
 12 
20P 15P
Arizona’s population = 17.3 × 68,181= 11,79,531 Rewtinagar = , Boriwali =
25x 20x
 1 We can see that it is maximum for Pinchori.
Alaska’s population =   × 11,79,531 = 107,230
 11  Pappu’s per crime earnings for the four regions:

107,230 20P 20P


Population Density = ≈ 0.3 Sarita Nagar = =
340,900 30 × 0.8X 24X

15P 15P
28. d Let the sum of "Population" and the “Area of the Land” Pinchori = =
20 × 0.8X 16X
of the five states be P and A respectively. The
“Population Density” values of the five states are given 35P 35P
below: Rewtinagar = =
25 × 0.8x 20X

0.01P 1  P  30P 30P


Alaska = = ,
0.60A 60  A  Boriwali = =
25 × 0.8X 20X
 11   P  P The earnings per crime is maximum for Pappu in the
Arizona =     = 0.92   ,
 12   A  A region Rewtinagar which is higher than that of Munna.
0.06  P  Hence option (b) is the correct choice.
P
Arkansas =   = 1×  ,
0.06  A  A 31. b From the comparison of Munna earnings (as calculated
0.10P 2P in the solution of the previous question), we get that
Arizona = =
0.05A A he earns the least amount per crime from the region
15P
Boriwali = .
0.72P P 20X
and California = = 4.23 .
0.17A A Hence option (b) is the correct choice.
California has the maximum value of “Population
Density”.

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32. a If Pappu earns an amount P by committing X crimes in c. Deprived 1985 = 78% of 48 = 37.44
the year 2007, his earnings per crime; in each region Deprived 1995 = 48% of 98 = 47.04 (increased)
are:
1985 37.44
Region 2007 2006 1995 47.04
Sarita nagar (20P)/(30X) 20/30(P/1.1)(1.2/X) 2005 60.96
Pinchori (15P/20X) 15/20(P/1.15)(1/X) 2015 54.63
Rewtinagar (35P/25X) 35/25(P/1.2)(1.15/X) 2025 37.5
Boriawali (30A/25X) 30/25(P/1.1)(1.2/X)
d. This is (a) true statement.
We can see that an increase in earning per crime
takes place in Sarita Nagar and Boriwali.
Education spend Education spend
33. a If Munna committed a total of X number of crimes in the Rural(seekers) Urban(seekers)
year 2007, his 2006 crimes can be compared as 1985 5.76 5.04
follows: 1995 18.62 24.16
30X 2005 124.46 48.78
Sarita Nagar =
1.1 2015 327.78 577.5
2025 656.25 1187.94
Pinchori = 25X
1.05 1132.87 1843.42

25X 37. b As N1 and N2 are population of Rural sectors and


Rewtinagar =
1.25 Urban sectors in the year 2015.
Per Capita ‘Education Spent’ Rural Seekers
20X
Boriwali = (18% of 607 crores)
1 =
N1 ...(i)
Hence, the number of crimes committed by Munna last
year was highest for region Sarita Nagar. Per Capita ‘Education Spent’ Urban sectors
Therefore option (a) is the correct choice.
(42% of 1375 crores)
= ...(ii)
34. d Absolute numbers of crimes committed by Pappu and N2
Munna cannot be compared Equating (i) and (ii)
Hence (d) is the correct option.
N1
= 0.189
35. b Total education spend by deprived in Rural Area N2
= 78% of 48 cr Hence option (b).
Total education spend by deprived in Urban Area
= 50% of 42 cr 38. b
Hence per capita spent
(75% of 48 cr + 50% of 42 cr) Deprived Aspires Seekers Strivers Globals
= = Rs.2.92
20 1985 2.52 1.7136 0.6048 0.2016 0
1995 10.872 6.2816 3.8656 3.1408 0
36. d a. Deprived in 1995 = 61% of 98 + 45% of 151
2005 14.634 5.8536 8.7804 6.8292 12.6828
= 68.54 cr
Deprived in 2005 = 24% of 254 + 30% of 271 2015 40.425 23.1 242.55 75.075 196.35
= 142.26 cr 2025 0 23.7588 308.8644 356.382 498.9348

b. Seekers Rural = (8% of 48) + (12% of 98) + 15% of Only seekers and strivers have education spent
254 + 18% of 607 + 35% of 1875 = 819.21 increasing hence option (b).
Seekers Urban = (12% of 42) + 16%(151) + (18%
of 271) + (42% of 1375) + 26% of 4569 = (1843.42)

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39. a Percentage change in production can be tabulated as: 47. c The passage does talk about the after effects of
self-medication making option c correct. Options a, b
20 and d generalize abruptly from the possibilities in the
1997 → × 100 = 200% increase passage. They are too definitive.
10
10
1998 → × 100 = 33% decrease 48. c As there are four colors available. One can choose
30 any of the four colors out of Red, Blue, Green, and
30 Yellow which can be done in 4C1 = 4 ways
1999 → × 100 = 150% increase
20 Having chosen the fan blades:
20 Color of the 1st Tube light can be selected in 4 Ways
2000 → × 100 = 40% decrease
50 Similarly color of 2nd tube light and the CFL can also be
20 chosen in 4 ways each
2001 → × 100 = 60% increase Now, the positions of the fan and the CFL can be
30
interchanged.
Clearly 1997 registered highest % change with respect ⇒ Total number of ways colors can be chosen
to previous year. = 2 × 4 × 4 × 4 × 4 = 512
Hence option (a) Hence option (c) is the correct choice

40. b Average annual growth rate during 1997 to 2001 49. b For the three blades, the three colors can be selected
in 4C3 = 4 ways
(50 – 10) since all have to be of different colours. The blades
× 100 = 80%
10 × 5 are to be arranged in a circular fashion, the number of
Projected production in 2003, at 80% growth rate ways in which the blades can be arranged is (3 – 1)!
= 2! = 2
9 9 Hence total number of ways Blades can be colored
= × × 50 = 162 (lac tonne)
5 5 = 4 × 2 = 8 ways
Hence, option (b). Now the 2 tube lights and one CFL can be chosen in 4
ways each
41. c The given condition is that When the river overflows, Now, the positions of the fan and the CFL can be
the grass is not yellow. So, when the grass is yellow interchanged.
we can say atleast one thing ——— that the river Hence total number of ways
does not overflow. = 2 × 8 × 4 × 4 × 4 = 1024 ways
Option (b) is the correct choice.
42. c The statement implies that for Ravan to go to hell, it is
necessary that the Bat should crow. But it is not a 50. a Each binary code we send as input to the computer
compulsion/necessary that everytime the Bat crows should be such that it gives number written on exactly
Ravan has to go to hell. Hence option 3 is correct. 1 card.
If 0001 is given as input, computer will generate output
43. c The Car is given along with a watch. So if one is given as: a × 0 + b × 0 + c × 0 + 1 × d = d
a watch, one will definitely be given a Car. But the If 0010 is given as input, computer will generate output
condition is not ‘only’. So, the Car may be given in as: a × 0 + b × 0 + c × 1 + 0 × d = c
other situations also. The correct option is c If 0100 is given as input, computer will generate output
as: a × 0 + b × 1 + c × 0 + 0 × d = b
44. d Culture is a strong underlying factor in perceiving and If 1000 is given as input, computer will generate output
expressing emotions according to the paragraph. as: a × 1 + b × 0 + c × 0 + 0 × d = a
Hence, option d is correct. Hence the above 4 binary code as input is sufficient to
determine each of the number written on the 4 cards.
45. b The passage talks about little attention being paid to Decimal notation of 0001, 0010, 0100, and 1000 are 1,
non-scholastic abilities; the implication being that it 2, 4 and 8 respectively. Hence option (a)
should be given its due attention by teachers and
evaluation system. Hence, ‘b’ is the correction option. 51. d Binary equivalent of 15 is 1111.
‘a’ and ‘c’ are too definitive. ‘d’ digresses from the core If 1111 is send as input to the computer, it will generate
idea. the output as: 1 × a + 1 × b + 1 × c + 1 × d
According to the question,
46. d Option is not mentioned in the passage, all other options a + b + c + d = 25.
are mentioned directly or indirectly in the passage. Since it’s given that three numbers are even and one
of them is prime.
The only possible combination is 4, 6, 7 and 8.
Hence option (d).

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52. d If 1111 is given as input, we get the 4 numbers as 4, 6, In each of the two groups, the first letter is exchange
7 and 8 (From above question) by the last letter, the second letter by the second last
If 1001 is given as input, he gets the output as 10. letter and so on. Thus we get:
It implies a + d = 10. PHILAN ⇔ NALIHP
Hence a, d = 4, 6 in any order. THROPY ⇔ YPORHT
We can conclude that the prime number is behind card
Similarly, the code for the word PLEBISCITE is obtained
“b” or “c”. Hence option (d).
as:
PLEBISCITE ⇔ PLEBI + SCITE
53. d C will occupy seat 3 and B will occupy seat 2. Now
A and D have their preferred seat already occupied PLEBI ⇔ IBELP and SCITE ⇔ ETICS
so they can randomly occupy any seat. E will have no Thus the code is IBELPETICS.
option but to occupy the leftover seat. So it effectively
becomes arrangement of 3 kids in 3 seats, which can 59. d Original Message: Come as you are
be done in 3! = 6 ways. Hence option (d). Step I: cpmf bs ypv brf
Step II: cPmF Bs yPV BrF
54. a Maximum three kids can get their preferred seats, Step III: FmPc sB VPy FrB
since there are clashes between A and B , C and D. Hence (d) is the correct answer.
All the kids A, C and E don’t have any clashes among
their preference, so they will occupy the seats 2, 3, 4
60. b Original Message: “Swim across to moon”
depending on their order of arrival. Option (c) is ruled
Step I: Swjm bcrpss tp mppn
out , since He can occupy preferred seat of D i.e. 4.
Step II: swJm BcRPss TP mPPN
Hence option (a) 1, 2 and 4.
Step III: mJws ssPRcB PT NPPm
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
55. b The codes for different words are obtained by
summing up the individual letters’ corresponding place
61. b Every next term is obtained by adding the greater digit
in the alphabet series.
of the previous number. Therefore the missing term
TABLE is 20 + 1 + 2 + 12 + 5 = 40
will be 35 + 5 = 40.
CHAIR is 3 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 18 = 39
Hence option (b) is the correct option.
Hence DESK will be coded as DESK = 4 + 5 + 19 + 11
= 39. Hence (b) is correct.
62. d The sequence consists of half of the prime numbers
in increasing order. Therefore the missing term will be
56. c The code for a word is obtained by replacing each
alphabet of the word by its immediate predecessor, in 13
= 6.5.
the alphabet series. Hence in the word ENJOYMENT, 2
E is replaced by D Hence option (d) is the correct choice.
N is replaced by M
J is replaced by I 63. c Observe that the numbers in the sequence are one
O is replaced by N less than a perfect square. For example 8 is one less
Y is replaced by X than 9, 24 is one less than 25. Therefore the missing
M is replaced by L term will be one less than 36 which is 35. Option (c) is
E is replaced by D the correct choice.
N is replaced by M
T is replaced by S 64. c Note that the numbers in the sequence are one more
Hence option (c) is the correct answer. than the cube of first ‘n’ natural numbers. Therefore
the missing term will be 53 + 1 = 126.
57. a The first and the last letters of the words are kept Hence option (c) is the correct choice.
same and those in between are reversed to get the
coded word. Hence in the word NANDGAON, ANDGAO 65. a First term is 101 × 1, second is 101 × 11 , third is 101
is reversed to get OAGDNA and then placed in between × 111. Similarly the fifth term will be 101 × 11111
the two N’s to give the code NOAGDNAN. Hence (a) is = 1122211.
correct.
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
58. d The given word is broken into twp parts, each having
equal number of alphabets in it. Letter in each of these
two groups are interchanged as explained below:
PHILANTHROPY is broken in to two groups
i. PHILAN and
ii. THROPY

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For questions 66 and 67: From 71 to 110: Please refer to the answer key.

1 2 3
111. b The passage very clearly mentions that the main cause
of the water shortage is decades of over pumping of
4 5 6 the aquifers.

7 8 9 112. c The passage mentions that it takes 1000 litres to


produce a tonne.

Starting with (across - 1) 113. b According to the passage photosynthesis ceases at


A 3 digit perfect cube having sum of digits = 18 high temperatures.
125, 216, 343, 512, 729
⇒ Only Possible number if 729 114. c The passage talks about the drop being equal to the
1 2 3 grain harvest of Canada.
7 2 9
115. d The line “come to manifest accountability of the forest
(Down - 1) a three-digit number divisible by 25. officials” makes option d correct.
So cell no 4 should be 2, 5 or 7
(Across - 4) Possible values of a 3 digit perfect cube could be 116. a All except ‘a’ are mentioned as reasons contributing to
216, 512, 729 the inflated numbers.
If 216 ⇒ 3 down will become 969 ≠ not a prime number.
117. d Option is not mentioned as one of the modes.
729 ⇒ 3down will become 999 ≠ not a prime number.
⇒ 512 is the value in (Across 4) as 929 is a prime number. 118. a Options b, c and d are a part of the monitoring
programme.
1 2 3
7 2 9
119. d According to the passage, humans use cue driven
4 5 6 memories, making option d correct.
5 1 2
7 8 9
9 120. a The passage mentions that recognizing photos is a
spectacular aspect of our memory.
66. a Option (a) is the correct choice. 121. c The passage discusses that all creatures possess
cue driven memories. ‘Robots’ are nowhere mentioned.
67. a Option (a) is the correct choice. As 211 is a prime
number. 122. b The primary concern of the passage is the concern of
10C 10C
memories not being easily accessible, option ‘c’ is the
68. d Total matches being played = 2 × 2 = 2025. correct answer.
Thus 8100 (2025 × 4) people are part of these 2025
matches. Each 20 plays in the same number of matches 123. c The first paragraph mentions that postponing the hike
8100 on oil products may derail all fiscal corrections.
i.e. = 405.
20
124. c The passage mentions that the deficit could increase
Hence choice (d) is the answer.
to 4 per cent.

125. d The passage mentions the finance minister viewing


the improved fiscal deficit of 3 per cent as a cushion
69. c The symbols move in the order in each to absorb the impact of the Sixth Pay Commission’s
recommendations.

step. The symbol ‘C’ moves 45° clockwise in each 126. b The passage mentions that food and commodity prices
step. The symbol ‘L’ moves 45° anticlockwise in each is not within the purview of the RBI.
step. The symbols ‘N’ and ‘S’ get inverted in each step.
The circle gets dark and light at alternate steps. 127. a B is the opener, D elaborates the discovery of B, C is
the effect, A provides inputs from the past to
70. b In problem figure (B) each element in a grid moves corroborate the discovery.
1 step, 3 steps, 5 steps, 7 steps and so on, depending
on its position number, forward to result in the figure
(B) from the figure (A).

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128. c C is the opener, A goes on to state the action being 138. b Option ‘b’ is correct, luminescence means showing
taken, D takes the process further, B is the conclusion. increase.

129. c agglomerate means to pile or heap together, garner 139. d lyrics are fitted for expression in song; dialogues are
means the same. key to a drama.

130. d compunction means having a remorseful feeling, 140. c An oasis can only be found in the desert, similarly a
contrition is the synonym. whirlpool can be found only in water bodies.

131. a expostulate means to discuss; challenge is the 141. c The correct phrase is ‘agreed upon’.
synonym.
142. a The correct preposition is ‘in’.
132. b Incandescent means intensely bright; brilliant, ‘b’ is the
synonym. 143. c Apple pie order means ‘neat and clean.’

133. b punctilious means strictly observant of the rules or 144. b fair weather friend means a false friend.
forms prescribed by law or custom, option b means
careless forming the opposite of the word. 145. a When a proper noun is a plural name, the verb must be
singular.
134. c Ravenous means somebody who is extremely hungry,
option ‘a’ is the opposite. 146. d The verb should agree with the real subject, which is
‘basics’ in this sentence.
135. b Fatuous means foolish, b is the correct antonym.
147. c The sentence as option c is grammatically correct as
136. a Callow means without experience of the world, option it follows the rule of parallelism.
‘a’ is the opposite.
148. a Use parallel structure with elements joined by
137. a Option ‘a’ is the correct answer. Incendiary means a coordinating conjunctions.
chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or
figuratively. 149. d Comma is used to mark off phrases in apposition.

150. b Use a comma to separate co-ordinate clauses in a


compound sentence.

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