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PracCAT # 01

(Part of the 24 All-India Mock Tests provided by PT)

TEST FORM NUMBER

111

TEST BOOKLET SR. NO.

Test Code: CT 21
INSTRUCTIONS

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SECTION I
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
DIRECTIONS: Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven.Choosethecorrectoption.
1.

2.

IfS=12 +32 +52 +..+992 thenthevalueofthesum22 +42 +62 ++1002 is


(1) S

(2) S+4050

(3) S5050

(4) S+5050

Howmanyfivedigitnumbersaretherethataredivisibleby4havealldigitsdifferentandcanbeformedusingthedigits
1,2,3,6,8,and9?
(1) 100

3.

(2) 150

(4) 168

Howmanysingledigitevennaturalnumberorderedvaluesofp,q,r,saretherefortheequationp+q+r+s=24such
thatp+q>r+s?
(1) 8

4.

(3) 192

(2) 9

(3) 10

(4) 11

Theproduct [1(1/5)] [1 (1/5)2][1 (1/5)4][1 (1/5)8].. isequal to


(1) 5/6

(2) 6/5

(4) 5/4

(3) 4/5

DIRECTIONS : Thepiechartsbelowshowthepercentageofstudentsin eachfacultyatthereputedDelhiUniversityandthe


number of students of different nationalities in the Computer Science faculty at the Delhi University. These percentages are
roundedtothenearestwholenumber.Thereareatotalof82studentsintheLawfaculty.

Percentageof
StudentsbyFaculty

PercentageofComputerScienceStudents
(Nationalitywise)

Australian
Medicine
13%
Law
8%

10%
Science
17%

European

South

12%

American

Engineering
8%

Computer
Science

20%
African

17%

Arts

North

24%

American
26%

Business

13%
Asian
19%

13%

Studytheinformationandchartscarefullyandanswerthequestionthatfollow.
5.

Whatnumberof studentsinComputerScience facultyareAmericans?


(1) 123 approx.

6.

(3) 109 approx.

(4) 111 approx.

If37%studentsinArtsfacultyareAsians,thenhowmanyAsianstudentsarestudyingArts?
(1) 134 approx.

7.

(2) 80 approx.

(2) 77 approx.

(3) 91 aprox.

(4) 50 approx.

Ifthereare 37Australianmedicinestudents, thenhowmuchpercentage ofthemedicinefaculty theyrepresent?


(1) 9% approx.

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(2) 17% approx.

(3) 28% approx.

(4) Can't be determined


(1) of (10)

DIRECTIONS: Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven.Choosethecorrectoption.
8.

Amanbuildsoneeighthofthetotallengthofawalleveryday. Outofthelengthbuilttillaparticularday,20%fallsoff
eachday(whichholdstrue forlastdayworkalso).Inhowmanydays canhecompletethewall?
(1) 8 days

9.

(2) 10 days

(3) Never

(4) 12.5 days

If in a reputed autogarage located in a posh township, every nineteenth car is a BMW, every seventeenth car is a
Mercedesand everythirteenthcaris aJaguar,thenwhat canbethemaximum numberofcarsin thegarage?
(1) 221

(2) 4198

(3) 220

(4) 322

10. Ifall thefourdigit numbersarewritten andcountedinthe baseof7, thenhowmanysuchnumbersare possible?(Give


youranswerinbase7)
(1) 2058

(2) 6000

(3) 9000

(4) 74

(3) 24

(4) 15

11. Theremainderwhen499 +699 isdividedby25 willbe


(1) 1

(2) 3

DIRECTIONS : Usetheinformation givenbelowtosolvethefollowingquestion.


XandYareontheoppositeendsofastraightroad.ThereisabumperPontheroadsuchthatitsdistancefrompointX
istwofifthsofthelengthofXY.Biker'A'startsfromYandwhenhehascoveredonethirdofthelengthXY,Biker'B'and
Biker'C'starttowards'A'fromYandXrespectively.Thetotaltimetakenby'A'toreachbumperPisthesameasthetime
takenby'B'toreachthepoint where'A'was,when'B'hadstarted.
Now,'A' crosses the bumper P to meet 'C' at a point whose distance from 'B' is equal to onethird of the total distance
covered by'A' by then.
12. ThespeedofAtothatofBareintheratio
(1) 1:5

(2) 2:3

(3) 4:5

(4) 1:3

(3) 5/7

(4) 23/35

13. TotalfractionofXYcoveredby AtillhemeetsCis


(1) 3/4

(2) 18/25

DIRECTIONS: Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven.Choosethecorrectoption.
14. Till2000, Dada Ji won 38% of the matches,when he captained Indonesia. In 2001,he played 40 matches, 22 ofwhich
Indonesiawon.DadaJi hasacaptaincyrecordofmorethan 40%wins.Whatisthelargestnumber ofmatcheshecould
havecaptained tillthe endof2001?
(1) 339

(2) 299

(3) 321

(4) Noneof these

15. Whatshouldbethevalueofksuchthatthefollowingpairofequationsyieldsexactly4solutions?
y=x2 +k
y =|x|
(1) k

(2) 0<k<

(3) k

(4) k>0

16. ConsiderasetF={n,n+2,n+4,n+6,n+8}where100<n 200.Howmanyofthesetscontainmultiplesof7?


(1) 70

(2) 71

(3) 72

(4) Noneof these

17. AbagcontainsCredandDblackballs.AandBrandomlypickaballfromthebagoneaftertheother,puttingitbackevery
time.Thefirstpersontogetaredballisthewinner.IfAbeginsthegameandtheoddsofhiswinningare3:2,thenC:
Dis
(1) 3:1

(2) of (10)

(2) 2:1

(3) 1:3

(4) 1:2

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18. Apolynomial functionf(x) satisfies

F1I
x + fG J
bgFGH1xIJK= fbg
HxK

f xf

Iff(19)= 6860,thenwhatisthe valueoff(5)?


(1) 120

(2) 124

(3) 100

(4) 126

DIRECTIONS: Answerthe followingquestionsbased ontheinformation givenbelow.


Everyday,Keshav'sdrivertakesthecarfromKeshav'shomeatacertaintime,reacheshisofficeexactlyat5pm,picksup
Keshav and drives him home, travelling at a constant speed throughout. One day, Keshav left his office at 3 pm and
startedwalkingontheusualroutetowardshishome.Hisdriverpickedhimonthewayanddrovehimbackhome.Keshav
notedthathereachedhome40minutesearlierthanhisusualtime.
19. Howlongdid Keshavwalk?
(1) 20min

(2) 40min

(3) 100 min

(4) 80min

(3) 5 km/hr

(4) Cannot be determined

20. Whatwas thespeedwithwhich Keshavwalked?


(1) 2 km/hr

(2) 3 km/hr

DIRECTIONS: Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven.Choosethecorrectoption.
21. MixtureAcontainsPetrolandDieselintheratio7:9,MixtureBcontainsDieselandPetrolintheRatio13:11.Inwhatratio
shouldthetwobemixedsothattheproportionofpetrolintheresultantmixtureisequalto50%?
(1) 2:3

(2) 3:2

(3) 3:5

(4) Not possible

22. Inakilometrerace,ifAgivesBastartof40meters,Awinsby19seconds.ButifAgivesBastartof30seconds,thenB
winsby40 meters.ThetimetakenbyAandBrespectivelytorun1000metersis
(1) 105 sec.,125 sec.

(2) 125 sec.,145 sec.

(3) 135 sec.,150 sec.

(4) 125 sec.,150 sec.

DIRECTIONS :Thebelowlinegraphshowsthenumberofstudents(inthousands)involvedinGRA(GraduateRecordAdmission)
inDelhiforyear2005to2009.TheeligibilityforGRAisgraduation(studentintheirfinalyearareeligibletoo).Studythegraph
carefullyandanswerthequestionsthatfollow.

23. Whatistheratioofthenumberofstudents'whodidn'tqualify'tothenumberofstudents'whowereeligiblebutdidnot
giveGRA' (for2008)?
(1) 3.2
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(2) 2.1

(3) 1.5

(4) 1.2
(3) of (10)

24. In how many year(s) did the percentage of 'students qualifying GRA' to the 'total student applying for GRA' show a
positive trendat yearonyear basis?
(1) 4

(2) 3

(3) 2

(4) 1

25. In which year was the percentage of 'already graduated students who are eligible for GRA for that year' to the 'total
numberofstudentsapplyingforGRAforthesameyear',wasthehighest?
(1) 2009

(2) 2008

(4) 2006

(3) 2007

DIRECTIONS: Forthefollowingquestions,fouroptionsaregiven.Choosethecorrectoption.
26. Inthegivenfigure,theradiusofthecircleis7cm.IfthelengthofarcPXR=22cmandarcQYR=7.33cm,find RSQ.

P
Q
X

R
(1) 15

(2) 30

(3) 45

(4) 60

27. Inafield,2differenthorsesaretiedwitharopeoffixedlengthat2differentpoints.Thedistancebetweenthetwopoints
is such that the maximum area grazed by the horses just touch. Two parallel lines are drawn tangential to the areas
coveredbyboththehorsessuchthatthesetangentstouchboththegrazedareas.Thepercentageoftheareasoftheun
grazedfieldbetween thetangentstothegrazed fieldstothetotal grazedfieldsis
(1) 12.6%

(2) 11.2%

(3) 13.6%

(4) 14.5%

28. A cubical icecream container of side 40 cm is completely filled. This icecream is sold only in hemispherical scoops of
diameter4cm.Theseonetimeservingsofhemisphericalicecreamarecalledbubbles.Howmanyplatesoficecreamcan
be servedeach containinga pairof bubbles?
(1) 2000/p

(2) 3000/p

(3) 4000/p

(4) 6000/p

29. Thereare 437girls and513boys ina school.Thenumberofboys orgirls issameineachclass. Ifmaximum numberof
classesaretobemadewithmaximumnumberofstudentssuchthatthesamenumberofgirlsandboysarethereineach
sectionthenwhatshouldbethetotalnumberofclassesformed?
(1) 38

(2) 19

(3) 23

(4) 36

30. N=(9813 +9913 +10113 +10213).The remainderwhenNis dividedby25 willbe


(1) 0

(4) of (10)

(2) 1

(3) 2

(4) 3

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SECTION II
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
DIRECTIONS : Readthefollowing passagecarefully and answerthe questionthat follows.
Thehumanraceissupposedtoberational.Thehumanraceissupposedtolookatalltheavailableinformationandmake
decisionsbasedon rationalanalysis.Thatjust doesnothappen.
Whatreally happensisthatwe livebyparadigms.A paradigmisa worldview.Welive insocietiesthathave aparticular
worldview.IfapersonlivesaccordingtoaChristianparadigmtheyhaveadifferentperceptionoftheworldtosomeone
wholives accordingtoan Islamicparadigm.Thereis nothingrationalabout either,orany otherparadigm.
Ifwelivedrationallyourparadigmswouldbeinaconstantstateofflux,beingcontinuouslymodifiedaseachnewpieceof
rationalinformationisadded.Thatjustdoesnothappen.Whatdoeshappeniscognitivedissonanceaseachnewpieceof
information isadded.
Cognitiveisbasically perception,anddissonanceis conflict.Itwouldbehelpfulifpsychologistsspoke English.Butsince
cognitivedissonanceistheofficialterminologyIhadbettersticktoit.
We have a paradigm that has been created by our society, or some subgroup of our society. It is unlikely that our
paradigmhasanybasisintherational.Thereisnothingin theconceptofparadigmdictatingthatitneedstoberational
otherthantosupportaparadigmthatcannotbesupportedinanyotherway.
Another, lesspolite wayof definingparadigm isgroupthink, whereagroupthinks asone andthe individualconforms to
officialformofthinking.GroupthinkwouldbeusedtodescribethebehaviouroftheGermanpeopleintheNaziyearswhen
theindividualbecameaninstrumentofthestate.Wearemuchmorepolitethanthatsoweliveaccordingtoparadigms.
Theusualwayofdealingwithcognitivedissonance,individuallyandcollectively,istobecompletelyblindtoanythingthat
conflictswithourparadigm.Ifweignoreit,itwillgo away.TheWesternparadigmreliesheavilyonanoilbasedsociety.
If we ignore global warming long enough it will go away. This is an example of how rationality has no place in our
paradigms.
Thisofcoursewillcauseconflict.Therearethosewhowanttoupsetourparadigmbybringingchangesthatmayormay
notberational.Cleaninguptheplanetmayberationalbutsofartheadvocatesofcurbingcarbonemissionshavesofar
onlycreatedcognitivedissonance, not aparadigm shift.
A paradigm shift occurs when cognitive dissonance becomes too great to ignore and the old paradigm is overthrown. A
paradigm shift is not rational. It is not evolutionary. It is revolutionary. It involves major conflict. Sometimes paradigm
shiftsarebloodless,andsometimesbloody,butaswithphysicalrevolutionsthenewdictatoroftenbecomesasdespotic
astheold.
Aparadigmshiftwillthrowoutthegoodwiththebad.Everythingisdestroyedtomakewayforthenew.Weneedashift
in our attitudes to pollution and other environmental attitudes. There is an urgent need to look at our contribution to
conflict around the world. There are many other things that need to be done, but not everything about our present
paradigm is bad.
What has this to do with spirituality? Everything. The spiritual movement is filled with literature about the need for a
paradigmshift.Howanewconsciousnessorawakeningisgoingtosweepawaytheoldandmakethehumanracebright
and shiny again. This revolutionary attitude will not cure all our ills any more than the Bolsheviks brought peace and
prosperitytoRussia.
Manywhofollowaspiritualpathseekorexpectamomentof'enlightenment',aflashofunderstandingthatchangestheir
paradigmforever.Ifwefollowthiswayweignoreeverythingwedon'twanttoknowaboutuntilitwilljustnotgoaway.
Thentheoldisdestroyedbythenew.Whetherornotthis'enlightened'statewillbeanybetterthantheoldparadigmis
debatable.Noteverything inour'unenlightened'stateis bad,butitwill allbedestroyed.
31. Whatdoesthe word"despotic"asusedin thepassagemean?
(1) Authoritarian

(2) Tyrannical

(3) Autocratic

(4) Lawless

32. Whichofthe followingcanbeclassified asbeing"Groupthink"?


(1) Acultofteenagersvyingforthenewestmobileintheoffing
(2) Agroupofblindmenlecturingacrowd
(3) An individualgiving apersuasive speechto anenthralledcrowd
(4) Rogues blasphemizingagainst the church

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33. Whatis "cognitivedissonance"?


(1) Aprecursorfor paradigmshift
(2) Aparadigm shiftwithoutthe acceptanceof oldnorms
(3) Aninduction ofchangein aparadigm
(4) Groupthinkdevoid ofthe usualviolence involved
34. Whathasnotbeenstatedrelatedto aparadigmshift?
(1) Itisn'trational
(2) Itdoesn't differentiatebetweenthegoodand thebadattributes ofthe oldparadigms
(3) Itisrevolutionaryandnotevolutionary
(4) Theendresultisfartoo differentfromthepreviousparadigm

DIRECTIONS: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each
question.
Tosaythatabeingdeservesmoralconsiderationistosaythatthereisamoralclaimthatthisbeinghasonthosewhocan
recognize such claims. A morally considerable being is a being who can be wronged in the morally relevant sense.It is
generallythoughtthatallandonlyhumanbeingsmakesuchclaims,however,whenweaskwhyitisthoughtthatalland
only humans are the types of beings that can be wronged, answers are not particularly easy to come by. Humans are
members of the species Homo sapiens. But species membership does not explain why there is a moral claim made by
those that belong to this species and not other species. That humans are members of the species Homo sapiens is
certainly adistinguishing featureof humans humans sharea genetic makeupand a distinctivephysiology, butthis is
unimportantfromthemoralpointofview.Speciesmembershipisamorallyirrelevantcharacteristic,abitofluckwhichis
nomoremorallyinterestingthanbeingbornmaleorfemale,MalaysianorFrench.Thusspeciesmembershipitselfcannot
supporttheviewthatmembersofonespecies,namelyours,deservemoralconsiderationthatisnotowedtomembersof
otherspecies.Ofcourse, onemightrespondthatitisnot membershipinabiologicalcategorythat mattersmorally,itis
our humanity that grounds the moral claims we make. Humans are morally considerable because of the distinctively
human capacitieswe possess,capacities thatonly wehumanshave.
But which capacities mark out all and only humans as the kinds ofbeings that can be wronged? A number of candidate
capacitieshavebeenproposeddevelopingfamilyties,solvingsocialproblems,expressingemotions,startingwars,having
sex for pleasure, using language, or thinking abstractly, are just a few. As it turns out, none of these activities is
uncontroversiallyuniquetohuman.Bothscholarlyandpopularworkonanimalbehaviorsuggeststhatmanyoftheactivities
thatarethoughttobedistincttohumansoccursinnonhumans.Forexample,manyspeciesofnonhumansdeveloplong
lastingkinshiptiesorangutanmothersstaywiththeiryoungforeighttotenyearsandwhiletheyeventuallypartcompany,
theycontinuetomaintaintheirrelationships.Lesssolitaryanimals,suchaschimpanzees,baboons,wolves,andelephants
maintain extended family units built upon complex individual relationships, for long periods of time. Meerkats in the
Kalaharidesertareknowntosacrificetheirownsafetybystayingwithsickorinjuredfamilymemberssothatthefatally
illwillnotdiealone.Allanimalslivinginsociallycomplexgroupsmustsolvevariousproblemsthatinevitablyariseinsuch
groups. Canids and primates are particularly adept at it, yet even chickens and horses are known to recognize large
numbersofindividualsintheirsocialhierarchiesandtomaneuverwithinthem.Oneofthewaysthatnonhumananimals
negotiatetheirsocialenvironmentsisbybeingparticularlyattentivetotheemotionalstatesofothersaroundthem.When
a conspecific is angry, it is a good idea to get out of hisway. Animals that develop lifelong bonds are known to suffer
terriblyfromthedeathoftheirpartners.Someareevensaidtodieofsorrow.DarwinreportedthisinTheDescentofMan:
"Sointenseisthegriefoffemalemonkeysforthelossoftheiryoung,thatitinvariablycausedthedeathofcertainkinds."
Jane Goodall's report of the death of the healthy 8 year old chimpanzee Flint just three weeks after the death of his
motherFloalsosuggeststhatsorrowcanhaveadevastatingeffectonnonhumananimals.Coyotes,elephantsandkiller
whales are also among the species for which profound effects of grief have been reported and many dog owners can
providesimilaraccounts.Whilethelivesofmany,perhapsmost,nonhumansinthewildareconsumedwithstrugglefor
survival,aggressionandbattle,therearesomenonhumanswhoselivesarecharacterizedbyexpressionsofjoy,playfulness,
andagreatdealofsex.

35. Thethematichighlightof thepassageis


(1) toindicatethathumansandnonhumansaresimilarintheirsocietalcharacteristics.
(2) topointoutthatmoralconsiderationdoesnotdependonbeinghumanornonhuman.
(3) tomakeout thehypotheticaldifferencesthatare saidtobepresentbetween humansandnonhumans.
(4) tocheckthebasisformoralconsiderationforanyspeciesassuch.
36. Aconspecific is
(1) a fellow mate

(2) theleaderofthegroup

(3) an aggressive partner

(4) anorganism ofthe samespecies

(6) of (10)

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37. Accordingto thepassage,allof thefollowingspecieshave beenshowntodisplay anacuteresponseto griefexcept


(1) Meerkats

(2) Coyotes

(3) Chimpanzees

(4) Monkeys

38. Why is species membership considered a morally irrelevant characteristic?


(1) because it is a chancebased happening andcannot be predetermined.
(2) because speciesmembership isonly a matterof luckand one thatdecides onlyphysical differences.
(3) becauseit ismore likebeingborn maleor female,French orMalaysian.
(4) becauseitisoutofhumancontrolandhencedeservesnocredit.

DIRECTIONS : In each of the questions, a word has been used in sentences in five different ways. Choose the option
correspondingtothesentenceinwhichtheusageofthewordisincorrectorinappropriate.
39. STRAIGHT
(1) Matchmymoodwith astraightwhiskey.
(2) Youmustmakesureyourfactsarestraighttothereport.
(3) Hewassickforfivestraightdays.
(4) Iwishhealwaysstaysstraightwithme.
40. MEAN
(1) Thereis somethingessentially vulgarand meanspiritedin politics.
(2) Itistothetemperanceofmean thathelpshimkeephiscool.
(3) Imean noharm.
(4) Dear!He's ina meanmood.
41. DUE
(1) Thearrivalisdue in15minutes.
(2) Thatretailer wasbannedwithout duecause.
(3) Everythingwillfallinplaceinduecourseoftime.
(4) Youbettergivethe devilhisdue.

DIRECTIONS: Answerthe followingquestionsbased ontheinformation givenbelow.


Five friends, Abhay, Broto, Chirag, Dhawal and Eshan go to "Sangeet Mahavidyalaya" to learn to play the instruments
Santoor, Guitar, Sarod, Violin and Flute. Each ofthem learns a different number of instrumentsamongst the givenfive.
Following factsare known:
F1: SarodistheonlyinstrumentwhichisplayedbybothChiragandEshan.
F2: ThenumberoffriendswhoplayViolinismorethanthosewhoplayanyotherinstrument.
F3: Exactlythree friendsplay Santoor.
F4: FluteistheonlyinstrumentwhichisplayedbyallthreeofAbhay,BrotoandEshan.
F5: AmongGuitarandViolin,BrotoandChiragplayboth,butDhawalplaysonlyViolin.
42. Howmany amongstthefivefriends playViolin?
(1) 5

(2) 4

(3) 3

(4) 3or4

(3) Chirag

(4) Eshan

43. Whoplaysallthefiveinstruments?
(1) Abhay

(2) Broto

44. WhoplaysSantoor?
(1) Abhay,Broto andChirag

(2) Broto,Chirag andDhawal

(3) Chirag, Dhawaland Eshan

(4) Eshan,AbhayandBroto

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(7) of (10)

45. Whichofthefollowingstatementsisdefinitelytrue?
(1) SantooristheonlyinstrumentwhichisplayedbyallthreeofAbhay,BrotoandChirag.
(2) SarodistheonlyinstrumentwhichisplayedbybothBrotoandEshan.
(3) BothBrotoandChiragplay allinstrumentsexceptFlute.
(4) Thenumberoffriendswhoplayeachinstrumentisunique.

DIRECTIONS : Fromtheoptionsfollowingeachsentence,choosetheonewhichcorrectlyreplacesthephraseinasterisksoas
to make the sentence grammatically correct.
46. Yourgood gestures*will highly appreciate*.
(1) will be highly appreciate

(2) will be high appreciative

(3) willbe highly appreciated

(4) would be high appreciation

47. The *alarmingreport* of the building collapse made everyone spellbound.


(1) alarmed report

(2) alarmed reporting

(3) reporting alarm

(4) No improvement needed

DIRECTIONS : Choosetheoptionwhichshowstherelationbetweenwordssimilartothatshowninthegivenpair.
48. Overwrought: Frantic
(1) Universal: Extraordinary

(2) Satiated: Full

(3) Courageous: Craven

(4) Rotund: Angular

49. Quixotic: Pragmatic


(1) Romantic: Fanciful

(2) Dispassionate: Just

(3) Auspicious: Sanguine

(4) Malcontent: Jingoistic

DIRECTIONS : The sentences given in question, when arranged in the proper sequence, form a coherent paragraph. Each
sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a
coherent paragraph.
50. A.

Needless tosay, thetraditional concept ofa marketis companycentric.

B.

Consequently,firmsconceptualizecustomerrelationshipmanagementastargetingandmanagingthe"right"customers.

C.

Firmsfocusonthelocusofinteractionthe exchangeasthelocusof economicvalueextraction.

D.

Soistheprocessofvaluecreation.

E.

Theinteractions betweencompanies andcustomers arenotseen asa sourceof valuecreation.

(1) ADBCE

(2) CBADE

(3) ADBEC

(4) ABDCE

DIRECTIONS : Answerthe followingquestions basedon theinformation givenbelow:


Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati played against each other in a 'friendly' lawn tennis match. The rules for the match
wereas under:
Abestoffivesets,thematchissaidtobewonwhenaplayerwinsany3sets.(fore.g.iftheplayerwinsthefirstthree
sets,thenthegamestopsthereandthe4thand5thsetsarenotplayed.)
Forwinningaset,aplayerhastowinatleastsixgamesandthenumberofgameswonbythewinnerandthelosermust
atleastdiffer bytwo.
Ifboththeplayerswin6gameseachinaparticularset,thenthesetentersatiebreakerandthenthewinnerofthetie
breakerwinsthatsetby76.
(Itisgiventhatnoneofthesetsinthematchenteredatiebreaker.)
51. IfMaheshBhupatiwonthematchwiththescoreinthelastsetbeing64,whatisthemaximumpossiblenumberofgames
thathecouldhavewoninthematch?
(1) 18

(8) of (10)

(2) 26

(3) 28

(4) 30

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52. If itis given thatLeander Paes wonthematch, andhe didnot winmorethan 3 consecutivegames in theentire match,
thenwhatistheminimumpossiblenumberofgamesthatMaheshBhupatiwonintheentirematch?
(1) 4

(2) 5

(3) 6

(4) 7

DIRECTIONS : The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each
question.
When a Belgian cartoonist first imagined Tintin and his dog Snowy, and sent them off on an adventure to Communist
Russia, a cult was born that has since spread across the world. Georges Prosper Remi or Herge (for that was his pen
name) spent the rest of his long life writing and drawing the adventures of Tintin, boy reporter, whose courage and
ingenuity,goodmannersandfinesensibilities,wereconstantlychallengedbystrokesofgreatfortuneandmisfortune,as
isoftenthecasewithheroes.
At the end, Tintin changed with the times, and wore bellbottoms, and a peacepin but for the most of his excellent
career, he was attired in knickers. In these politically correct times, much has been found to lament and criticise in the
rather ethnocentric worldview depicted in Herge's Tintin stories. It is a European worldview, and in the compressed
formatofa62pagenovelette,Hergereliedoftenuponstereotypes,toevokecharacter.InCigarsofthePharaoh,anArab
soldier frantically fleesfromSnowy, when Tintin warnshim of the "maddog". Theremay not bemany people nowadays
whoevenknowthatfearofmaddogsis,orratherwas,animaginedhallmarkoftheArabpsychebutitisso.WhenTintin
visits America in the early 1930s, we find policemen gravely saluting bank robbers, and the gangsters who own meat
packingplantspayingbonusestotheir workersforthestrayrats,catsanddogstheybringin intheplant,acowslides
contentedly along a conveyor belt into a vast and intricate grinding machine, whence emerges an endless row of shiny
cans. Thewonders ofAmerican technology!
53. Accordingtothefirstparagraph,whydoesthewriteranalogiseTintintoahero?
(1) The writer wanted a basis for his stories, the portrayal of 'Tintin' as a boy reporter coincides with the generalised
ideaat thattime.
(2) Theupheavalsinthelifeofheroes weredepictedintheadventuresofTintin.
(3) Tintinchangedwiththetimes,theusualtraitswithcomics'charactersatthattime.
(4) Noneof these
54. According to the passage, what does the writer imply by the 'ethnocentric worldview', as depicted in Herge's Tintin
stories?
(1) Stereotypicalportrayal ofthecharacters depending onthe cultural differences.
(2) Theimplementationofthedifferentethnicrepresentationsin TintinasthehallmarkoftheHerge'swriting.
(3) Thatthe paintedpreview ofthedifferentcharactersin Herge'swritingdepicted aperfect worldview.
(4) Allof theabove
55. Whichofthefollowingstatementscan beinferredfromthepassage?
(1) Herge'swritingcoincidedwiththepresenttimes,andwasappreciatedbythecriticsintherightlight.
(2) Thedepictionof Tintinaswellmanneredcan beattributedtothe heroworshipbythe laterdevelopedcult.
(3) Herge's idea of arousing character belongingness specific to the cultural differences is significant throughout his
writing.
(4) Noneof these
56. Whichamongthefollowingwoulddescribethewriterstoneinwritingthepassage?
(1) Severely reprimanding

(2) Overly adulatory

(3) Rationally affirming

(4) Safelyneutral

DIRECTIONS : Ineachofthefollowingquestions,anincompletesentenceisgiven,followedbyfillers.Fromtheoptionsthat
follow,choosethe onethatcancompletethe sentencecorrectlyandmeaningfully,for thegivencontext.
57. Inordertohelpthecompanyattainits goalofenhancingprofit,alltheemployees
(1) urged the management togrant them paid leave.
(2) appealed to the management to implement new welfare schemes.
(3) voluntarily offeredtoworkovertime withlucrative compensation.
(4) voluntarilyofferedtorenderadditionalservicesinlieuofnothing.

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DIRECTIONS : Readthe followinginformationcarefullyand answerthequestions thatfollow.


InternationalIceHockeyFederation(IIHF)conductsanIceHockeyTournamentbetween6differentcountriesCanada,the
Czech Republic, Finland,Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Therulesofthetournamentareasfollows
(a) Eachteam playedonlyasingle matchagainsta particularteaminany particularround.
(b) Eachteamteamplayed onlythreematcheswithotherteams inaround.
(c)

InthefirstroundCzechRepublicwonagainstRussiaandFinlandbutloosestoCanada.Alsothereisnoteamwhich
looses exactly 2 matches.

(d) InthefirstroundSlovakiawonagainstSwedenandRussiabutloosestoCanada.
(e) Swedensecures2wins.
(f )

Russianever playswith canada.

(g) Theteam winningmorethan2matches neverplays withSweden.


4teamsareselectedforround2onthefolowingbasis
Thepointsawardedafterthefirstroundareonthebasisofthenumberofwinsinthefirstround.Incasethenumberof
winsaresametheperferencetoanyteamwouldbethepointsofopponentfromwhichithadwon.(Ifopponentfromwhich
ateamwinsisstrongerintermsofpoints,thenthewinningteamwouldhavemoreperference).Iftheyarestillsamethen
morepreferencewould begiventotheteam whichhasmorecharactersintheirname.
Inthesecondround
(a) The team having the last preference among the 4 selected teams is played withthe top most teamand the rest 2
teams play thematch.
(b) Exactlyoppositescenariotakesplaceinthisround(i.e.theteamhavingthehigherpreferencelooseswiththeteam
having the lower preference)
(c)

The2winnersofsecond phasereachthefinals.

58. Which2teams reachfinals?


(1) Canada and Sweden

(2) Sweden and Czech Republic

(3) Sweden and Slovakia

(4) Finland and Slovakia

59. Whichteamhasthethirdpreferenceafterthefirstround?
(1) Slovakia

(2) Czech Republic

(3) Sweden

(4) Canada

60. Whichteamwinsexactly3matchesafter theendofthesecondround?


(1) Slovakia andCzech Republic

(2) Canada and Slovakia

(3) Sweden ,Czech Republic and Canada

(4) Finland and Slovakia

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