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Mock Test 2014

Answers and Explanations

1 2 2 1 3 4 4 4 5 * 6 3 7 1 8 2 9 4 10 1

11 5 12 1 13 4 14 2 15 3 16 2 17 3 18 5 19 5 20 3

21 2 22 4 23 2 24 2 25 1 26 1 27 2 28 3 29 4 30 3

31 3 32 3 33 3 34 3 35 3 36 1 37 1 38 2 39 4 40 3

41 4 42 1 43 3 44 4 45 3 46 3 47 1 48 5 49 2 50 *

51 3 52 3 53 4 54 4 55 4 56 5 57 5 58 1 59 3 60 5

61 5 62 2 63 4 64 5 65 4 66 3 67 3 68 2 69 3 70 3

71 2 72 1 73 1 74 3 75 3 76 4 77 2 78 2 79 3 80 2

81 5 82 1 83 1 84 2 85 5 86 4 87 2 88 3 89 2 90 1

91 1 92 4 93 3 94 2 95 3 96 4 97 4 98 1 99 2 100 3

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1. 2 We have Note 2: There was as similar question asked in CAT-2005
3
which is given below.
f(0) = 0 4(0) + p = p

f(1) = 13 4(1) + p = p 3
Q.
3
( 3 3 3
)
If x = 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 , then x divided
If p and p 3 are of opposite signs, then p(p 3) < 0 by 70 leaves a remainder of
Hence, 0 < p < 3. (1) 0 (2) 1
2. 1 The first strip can be of any of the four colours, The
(3) 69 (4) 35
2nd can be of any colour except that of the first (i.e.
Sol. x = 163 + 173 + 183 + 193 is an even number
3). Similarly, each subsequent strip can be of any
colour except that of the preceding strip i.e. 3. Therefore, 2 divides x.
Hence, the number of ways = 4 35 = 12 81. a3 + b3 = (a + b)(a2 ab + b2 )

3. 4 If p = 1! = 1, then a + b always divides a3 + b3.


p + 2 = 3 when divided by 2! will give a remainder of 1. Therefore, 163 + 193 is divisible by 35.
If p = 1! + 2 2! = 5, then 183 + 173 is divisible by 35.
p + 2 = 7 when divided by 3! will give a remainder of 1. Thus, x is divisible by 70.
Hence, p = 1! + (2 2!) + (3 3!) + + (10 10!) when Hence, option (1) is the correct choice.
divided by 11! leaves a remainder 1.
Alternative Method: 6. 3 From the given equation, it is obvious that 2 < x < 3.
P = 1 + 2.2! + 3.3! + + 10.10! Option (c) satisfies the condition.
= (2 1)1! + ( 3 1)2! + (4 1)3! + + (11 1)10!
=2! 1! + 3! 2! + + 11! 10! = 1 + 11! Alternative Solution:
Hence, the remainder is 1.
x = 4 + 4 x x2 = 4 + 4 x

4. 4
x y
P = logx + logy
2
(
x 4 = 4x )

y x Now putting the values from options, we find only
option (3) satisfies the condition.
= logx x logx y + logy y logy x = 2 logx y logy x

Let t = logx y a 1 b 2
7. 1 = , = a:b:c=2:6:3
b 3 c 1
2
1 1 Similarly, a : b : c : d : e : f = 6 : 18 : 9 : 18 : 6 : 24
P = 2 t = t
t t abc 6 18 9 3
= =
Which can never be positive. Out of given options, it def 18 6 24 8
cannot assume the value of +1. Hence, option (1) is the correct answer.

Alternate Method:
5. * x = 163 + 173 183 + 193 = 163 + 193 (183 173 )
a b c d e a 1 1 1 1
= = 2 3 =
3 3 2
Using a + b = (a + b)(a ab + b ) 2 b c d e f f 3 2 4 4
We get, b c b 1
= = 2 =1
193 + 163 c d d 2
35 oddnumber
Rem = Rem = 35
70 70 c d c 1 3
= = 3 =
d e e 2 2
183 173 182 + 172 + 18 17
and Rem = Rem abc a b c 1 3 3
70 70 So, = = 1 = .
def f d e 4 2 8
44 + 9 + 26
= Rem = 9
70
Thus, when x is divided by 70 the remainder is 35 9
= 26.
Note 1: None of the option has 26 as their value.

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8. 2 Let the number be 10x + y so when number is reversed
1
the number because 10y + x. So, the number increases So when x , then f(x)max = 3 4x
by 18 3
Hence, (10y + x) (10x + y) = 9 (y x) = 18
1
yx=2 and when x , then f(x)max = 2x + 1
3
So, the possible pairs of (x, y) are (3, 1) (4, 2) (5, 3)
(6, 4), (7, 5) (8, 6) (9, 7) 1
But we want the number other than 13 so, there are 6 Hence, the minimum of this will be at x =
3
possible numbers, i.e. 24, 35, 46, 57, 68, 79.
So total possible numbers are 6. 5
i.e. y =
3
9. 4 Let number of elements in progression be n, then
1000 = 1 + (n 1) d Alternative Method:
As f(x) = max (2x + 1, 3 - 4x)
(n 1) d = 999 = 33 37 We know that f(x) would be minimum at the point of
intersection of these curves
Possible values of d 1, 3, 9, 27, 37, 111, 333
i.e. 2x + 1 = 3 - 4x
Hence, 7 progressions are possible.
6x = 2
1
10. 1 x 2 / 3 + x1/ 3 2 0 x=
3
x 2 / 3 + 2x1/ 3 x1/ 3 2 0
5
( )( )
1/ 3 Hence, min f(x) is
x 1 x1/ 3 + 2 0 3

12. 1 Let f(x) = ax 2 + bx + c


2 x1/ 3 1
At x = 1, f(1) = a + b + c = 3
8 x 1 At x = 0, f(0) = c = 1
The maximum of the function f(x) is attained at
11. 5 f(x) = max (2x + 1, 3 - 4x)
b a2
So, the two equations are y = 2x + 1 and y = 3 - 4x x= =1=
y 2x = 1 2a 2a
a = 2 and b = 4
y x
+ =1
1 1/ 2 2
f(x) = 2x + 4x + 1
Similarly, y + 4x = 3 Therefore, f(10) = 159
y x
+ =1
3 3/4 1 4 1
13. 4 + = , n < 60
Their point of intersection would be m n 12
2x + 1 = 3 - 4x
1 1 4 n 48
6x = 2 = =
m 12 n 12n
1
x= 12n
3 m=
y
n 48
y=2 x+ 1 Positive integral values of m for odd integral values of
n are for n = 49, 51 and 57.
Therefore, there are 3 integral pairs of values of m
(0 ,3)
and n that satisfy the given equation.
(1 /3,5/3 )

y=3 4 x
x
(-1 /2,0) (0 ,3/4)

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14. 2 f(x).f(y) = f(xy) For all values of x < 12.68, the ABC will be obtuse.
Given, f(2) = 4 But as the sum of two sides of triangle must be greater
We can also write, than the third side, hence (x + 8) > 15 or x > 7.
f(2) = f(2 1) = f(2) f(1) Thus, the permissible values of x are 8, 9, 10, 11
OR f(1) 4 = 4 and 12.
f(1) = 1
Case II:
Now we can also write,

1 1 A
f(1) = f 2 = f(2) f
2 2

1 f(1) 1
f = = . x
2 f(2) 4
1 5 cm

15. 3 The last two digits of any number in the form of 74n
9 0
will always be equal to 01. C
For example: 74 = 2401 and 78 = 5764801. B 8 cm

16. 2 x3 ax2 + bx c = 0
In the right ABC above, x = 152 + 82 = 17 .
Let the roots of the above cubic equation be
( 1), , ( + 1) For all values of x > 17, ABC will be obtuse. But, as
( 1) + ( + 1) + ( + 1) ( 1) = b the length of third side should be less than the sum of
2 + 2 + + 2 1 = b 32 1 = b other two sides, hence x < (15 + 8) or x < 23. The
permissible values of x are: 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Thus, the minimum possible value of b will be equal From Case I and II, x can take 10 values.
to 1 and this value is attained at = 0. 18. 5 We can use the formula for the circum radius of a
17. 3 As sides of triangles are 8 cm, 15 cm and x cm, triangle:
7 < x < 23. abc
R=
Also in obtused-angled triangle, square of one of the 4 (Area of the triangle)
sides must be greater than the sum of squares of the
remaining two sides. There are two possible cases abc ac
or R = =
as either 15 or x will be the greatest sides. 1 2 AD
4 b AD
Case (i): 152 > x2 + 82 x = 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12 2
Case (ii): x2 > 152 + 82 X = 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
17.5 9
Hence, the number of triangles = 5 + 5 = 10. = = 26.25 cm.
23
Alternative Method:
The three sides of the obtuse triangle are 8 cm, 15 cm 19. 5 E
A B
and x cm. As 15 is greater than 8, hence either x or 15
will be the largest side of this triangle. Consider two
cases:

H P Q F L
Case I:

1 5 cm D G C
x
Let the length of AH be x cm.
By symmetry of the figure given above, we can
9 0
C conclude that APD and BQC will have the same
B 8 cm area.
Q APD is 120 and line L divides the square
Consider the right ABC above,
ABCD in 2 equal halves, therefore
x = 152 82 = 12.68 cm APH = HPD = 60

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1
In AHP :
AH
= tan 60 = 3 HP =
x
cm Thus, area of APD is AP PD sin120
HP 3 2
Area of 1 a a 3 a2
= = cm2
2 3 3 2 4 3
1 x x2
APD = 2 area( AHP) = 2 x = cm
by symmetry, Area of APD = Area of BQC
2 3 3
Area of ABQCDP = area (ABCD) 2 area ( APD) Thus, ratio of
Area of ABQCDP
[Removing area inside square ABCD

= 4x 2
2
2x2 2x 2 3 1
=
( ) Area of square ABCD 2 (Area of APD)
3 3 =
2 (Area of APD)

(
2x 2 2 3 1 ) = 2 3 1

Required ratio = 3 20. 3


= 2 3 1
2x 2
3
A
Alternate Method: Concepts used:

A P Q

a b B
a b c
= = If P and Q lie on the intersections of the circles as
sin A sinB sinC
shown in the figure given below.
B c C
A
1 1 1
Also, area of ABC = ab sin C = bc sin A = ac
2 2 2
sin B P Q
In the given figure

A E B
x x B
P Q In this case triangle APQ is equilateral. So the maximum
1 20 1 20 F
a possible measure of the angle AQP is 60. The answer
H L is between 0 and 60.

x x D
D G C 21. 2
a 6

For APD, Let AP = PD = x cm


A 2 C B
a x x
= =
sin120 sin30 sin30
ADB = 90 (Angle in semicircle)
3 CD2 = AC CB (6)2 = 2 CB
sin 120 = sin (90 + 30) = cos 30 = , sin 30 =
2 36 = 2 CB CB = 18 cm
AB = AC + CB = 20 cm
1 a x a
= x= cm 1
2 3 1 3 Hence, area of semicircle = (10)2 = 50 sq. cm.
2 2
2

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22. 4 Let r be the radius of the two circular tracks.
The rectangle has dimensions 4r 2r. 24. 2 B C

A B r

r r 2 2
r r
r

A E 8 F D
A covers a distance of 2r + 2r + 4r + 4r = 12 r
B covers a distance of 2r + 2r = 4r
1 1
Time taken by both of them is same. AB BD = AD BE
2 2
4r 12r
= SB = S A
SB S A 3 2 82 22 = 8 BE

SB S A 60 15
Required percentage = 100 BE = =
SA 4 2
3
= 100 = 4.72%. 15
2
3 15 1
AE = 22 = 4 =
2 4 2
23. 2 x
1 1
BC = EF = 8 + = 7
2 2

25. 1 DF, AG and CE are body diagonals of cube.


Let the side of cube is a.
2
Therefore, body diagonal is a 3

a3 a3
x/2

x
In original rectangle ratio = a3
2

2 Side
In smaller rectangle ratio = Circum radius for equilateral triangle =
x 3
2

x 2 a 3
Given = x=2 2 Therefore, =a
2 x 3
2

x
Area of smaller rectangle = 2 = x = 2 2 sq. units.
2

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26. 1 Alternative Method:
Relative speed of two boats = 5 + 10 = 15 km/hr
1 00 l 75 l 7 5 l + 25 lW i.e. in 60 min they cover (together) = 15 km

W 15 1
M W I M W M in 1 min they will cover (together) = km
II 60 4
20 15 60 15
80 60
29. 4 Race 1:
In whatever time Karan covers a distance of 100 m,
The diagram is self explanatory. Removal of 25 litres Arjun covers 90 m in the same time.
at stage I will result in volume of milk being reduced by Ratio of their speeds = 10 : 9
80% of 25 lit i.e. 20 lit and volume of water being Race 2:
reduced by the remaining 5 lit. So M = 60 lit and W = 15 Now Karan is 10 m behind the starting point. Once
lit. Addition of 25 lit water will finally given M = 60 lit and again to cover 100 m from this new point Karan will
W = 40 M. Hence the ratio of W and M = 40 : 60 = 2 : 3. be taking the same time as before. In this time, Arjun
will be covering 90 meters only. This means that now
27. 2 Let d be the distance to be travelled and t be the time both of them will be at the same point, which will be 10
taken to reach at 1 p.m. meters away from the finish point. Since both of them
are required to cover the same distance of 10 m and
d Karan has a higher speed, he will beat Arjun. No need
If the man cycles at 10 km/hr, then = 10 L (i) for calculations as option (4) is the only such option.
t

30. 3 Machine I:
d Number of nuts produced in one minute = 100
If the man cycles at 15 km/hr, then = 15 L (ii)
t2 To produce 1000 nuts time required = 10 min
Cleaning time for nuts = 5 min
Effective time to produce 1000 nuts = 15 min
Solving (i) and (ii), we get t = 6 hours and d = 60 km
Effective time to produce 9000 nuts = 15 9 5
= 130 min
To reach the place by noon, he needs to cycle at
Machine II:
d 60 To produce 75 bolts time required = 1 min
= = = 12 km / hr
t 1 6 1 To produce 1500 bolts time required = 20 min
Cleaning time for bolts = 10 min
Effective time to produce 1500 bolts = 30 min
28. 3 The boats will be colliding after a time which is given Effective time to, produce 9000 bolts = 30 6 10
by = 170 min (ii)
From (i) and (ii),
20 4
t= = hours = 80 minutes . Minimum time to produce 900 pairs of nuts and bolts
5 + 10 3 = 170 minutes
After this time of 80 minutes, boat (1) has covered
5 20 31. 3 As options are independent of n, let us assume n = 2.
80 kms = kms , whereas boat (2) has Circumference of the track = 2r
60 3
Time taken for first round =
10 40
covered 80 kms = kms. 1
60 3 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 7.5 minutes
2
After 79 minutes, distance covered by the first boat
and time taken for second round = 8 + 16 + 32 + 64
20 5 = 120 minutes
= d1 =
60
kms
3
120
After 79 minutes, distance covered by the second Hence, ratio = = 16 : 1 = 16
7.5
40 10
boat = d2 = kms
3 60
So the separation between the two boats
1
= 20 (d1 + d2 ) = kms
4

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For questions 35 to 38:
32. 3 A B C D On day 3, there were 2 visitors from UK and 1 from USA. On
the same day, the site was visited by 2 persons from Univer-
20 20 sity 4 and 1 from University 6. So University 4 is located in UK
90 90 and University 6 is in USA.
10 10 Similar reasoning for day 2 gives us the conclusion that Uni-
versity 3 is located in Netherlands and University 8 is in India.
50 50
On day 1, the number of visitors from USA is 1 and that from
100 100 University 6 is 1. University 6 is in USA (derived above), which
110 110 implies no other university is in USA.
Total +60 30 40 50 The number of visitors from India on day 1 is 1. Also, no visitor
from University 8, which is in India has visited the site on day
1. This implies that one of University 1 and University 5 is in
D gets emptied first, it gets emptied in 20 minutes. India and the other in Netherlands. A similar logic gives us that
Hence, option (3) is the correct answer. one of University 2 and University 6 is in UK and the other in
Canada.

33. 3 Frenchmen : F1, F2, F3 35. 3


Englishmen: E1, E2, E3
Let E1 knows French 36. 1
I round of calls:
37. 1
3 4
1 2 E1 5
38. 2
F1 F2 F3 E2 E3
Persons Secrets know after I-round 39. 4 The average expenditures (approximately) for the fami-
F1 F1, F2 lies:
F2 F1, F2, F3 700 + 1700 + 2700
F3 F1, F2, F3, F4 Ahuja = 1733;
3
E1 F1, F2, F3, E2
E2 F1, F2, F3, E1, E2, E3 ) all known 800 + 1750 + 2300
E3 F1, F2, F3, E1, E2, E3 ) All know Bose = 1617;
3

II round calls 500 + 1100 + 1900


Coomar = 1167 and
E1 3
E 2 or E 3
F1 F2 F3
1200 + 2800
Dubey = = 2000.
7 6 2
9 8
In the 6th call, E1 knows all the secrets. Similarly, after Hence, Dubey family has the highest average
9th call, everybody know all the secrets. expenditure.

34. 3 Let us assume that Arun started running at 10 a.m. 40. 3 Average incomes of Ahuja family
and Barun started at 12 noon. So, in these two hours 3200 + 3000 + 2800 9000
distance traveled by Arun is 60 km and the relative = = = 3000;
3 3
speed of Barun w.r.t Arun is 10 km/hr. So Barun will
60 2300 + 2100 + 2800 7200
overtake Arun after = = 6 hours Bose family= = = 2400;
10 3 3
So, Barun reaches there at 6 p.m. Coomar family =
So, Kiranmala also overtakes Arun at 6 p.m. 1200 + 2200 + 1600 5000
Let us assume Kiranmala takes 't' time to overtake = 1667 and Dubey family
3 3
Arun and the relative speed of Kiranmala w.r.t Arun is
= 1200 + 3200 = 4400 = 2200.
30 km/hr and Arun ran for 8 hrs.
So, distance travelled by Arun is = 30 8 = 240 km 2 2
while distance travelled by Kiranmala = 60t
Hence, Coomar family has the lowest average income.
240 = 6t t = 4
Hence, Kiranmala start running 4 hours after Arun had
st off.

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41. 4 The average savings (approximately) for the families: For questions 47 to 50:
From the given information the following table can be formed:
2500 + 1300 + 100
Ahuja = = 1300;
3 M F V NV Total
Class 12 48 32 32 48 80
1500 + 350 + 500
Bose = 783; Class 11 44 36 40 40 80
3 Secondary 640
288 352 352 288
700 + 1100 + 300 Section
Coomar = = 700 and Total 380 420 424 800
3

0 + 400
Dubey = = 200. 47. 1 Percentage of vegetarian students in Class 12
2
Hence, Dubey family has the lowest average 32
= 100 = 40%
savings. 80

42. 1 The savings of a person is maximum if he/she has 48. 5 From the above table
high income but less expenditure. From the graph, a
member of Ahuja family has Rs.3200 as income and 25
Male vegetarians = 32 = 8
Rs.700 as expenditure. Hence, he/she will have the 100
maximum savings among all. Female vegetarians = 32 8 = 24
Male non-vegetarians = 48 8 = 40
For questions 43 to 46: So, their difference is 40 24 = 16.
In any department in any given year, the average age
ranges between 42-53 years. 49. 2 From the above table
(i) When a 25 year old will join, the average age will dip Percentage of male students in the secondary section
by a minimum of 3 years.
288
(ii) When a 60 year old will retire, the dip will be less = 100 = 45%
compared to (i). 640

43. 3 In the bar graph, one dip corresponds to the new 25 50.* From the main table
year old joinee. However, two dips in the trend implies
joining of a 25 year old and the retirement of a 60 year M F V
Male Female Total
old employee. This trait is observed only in Finance Veg Veg
department. Hence, the faculty member who retired Class 12 48 32 32 80
belonged to Finance. Class 11 44 36 40 80
Secondary 288 352 352 320 320 640
44. 4 From the graph of Marketing, it is clear that the new
Section
faculty joined in 2001.
Total 380 420 424 800
On April 1, 2000, completed age of Professor Naresh
and Devesh were 52 years and 49 years, in no
particular order. *This question is wrong because the number of
Age of the third Professor on April 1, 2000 Male vegetarian cannot be greater than 288.
= 49.33 3 (52 + 49) = 47 years
Hence, his age on April 1, 2005 was 52 years. Note: The same question was asked in CAT-2007 as question
number 41 with the same error.
45. 3 As the dip will be less in case a faculty retired
compared to that when a new faculty joined in, so the
new faculty member joined the Finance area in 2002.

46. 3 For the OM area, the only dip comes in the year 2001.
So the new 25 year old faculty joined in 2001. Hence,
on April 1, 2003, his age will be 27 years old.

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For questions 51 to 54: For solving these questions make a 51. 3
table like this:
52. 3
Africa America Australasia Europe
53. 4
L 0 1 1 1 3
H 1 1 6 54. 4

P 2 1 6 For questions 55 to 59:


R 1 1 6 From statement one, team would include exactly one among
P, R, S
4 8 5 4 21 P (or) R (or) S.

(i) As the labour expert is half of each of the other, so the From statement two, team would include either M, or Q
only possible combination is: M but not Q
L3 (or) Q but not M
H
P 6 ea ch From statement three, if a team includes K, it will include L or
R vice versa.
K, L always accompany each other.
(ii) Statement (d): If the number of Australasia expert is 1
less, i.e. total export are 20 American be twice as From statement four, if one of S, U, W is included, then the
each of other. The only combined possible is Americas other two also have to be included.
= 8. S, U, W are always together.
Australasia = 4 + 1 = 5
Europe = 4 From statement five, L and N cannot be included together
Africa = 4 L, N are never together.
Now, we need to workout the various options possible
in the blank cells. From statement six, L and U cannot be included together.
L, U are never together.
Africa America Australasia Europe
55. 4 From statements one and two
L 0 1 1 1 3
Two members are to be selected.
H 2 2 1 1 6 Of the remaining seven;
To maximize the size of the team.
P 1 2 2 1 6
We would chose S,
R 1 3 1 1 6 U and W are included in the team (statement four)
We cannot include K (or) L because we would then
4 8 5 4 21
have to leave out N and U (from statements
five and six)
Africa America Australasia Europe
L 0 1 1 1 3 56. 5 If 'K' is included, 'L' has to be included (statement (3))
If 'L' is chosen, neither N nor U can be chosen
H 1 3 1 1 6 (statements (5) and (6))
P 1 2 2 1 6 S, W are also not included because S, U, W have to
be always together. (Statement (4))
R 2 2 1 1 6 Hence one of P (or) R would be selected
4 8 5 4 21 (statement (1)) and one of M (or) Q would be selected
(statement (2))
Africa America Australasia Europe (K, L) and two of the above five have to be included.

L 0 1 1 1 3
H 1 3 1 1 6
P 2 1 2 1 6
R 1 3 1 1 6
4 8 5 4 21

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57. 5 If a team includes N, it cannot include 'L', (To be read from rows)
and therefore, not even 'K'. (from statement five and
three) A B C D E F
According to statement (1), one of P or R or S has to
A X W W W
be included.
According to statement (2), one of M or Q has to be B L X W W
selected. C L X L L
So the following cases are possible
D L W X W
P Q N,
RQN E L W X W
P M N, F L L L X
RMN
If 'S' is selected, then S U W M N and S U W Q N are the As per the instructions given for Stage-II, we can reach the
only possible cases. following conclusions.
Hence, in all 4 + 2 = 6 teams can be constituted. (d) A lost both its matches against E and F.
(e) F won against A, hence is the bottom team
58. 1 From statements one and two; (out of C & F) which won both the matches
one of P, R, S and F won against C as well.
one of M, Q are to be selected. We require one more This also means that C lost both its matches against
member. B and F.
But from statement three; (K, L) are always together. (f) Apart from A and C, one more team lost both the
matches in Stage-II.
Hence 'L' cannot be included in a team of 3 members.
That team can neither be E (A lost to E), nor B
(as C lost to B), nor F (as F won both its matches).
59. 3 Again, from statement one; Hence, the team must be D.
one of P, R, S has to be selected.
We get the following table for Stage-II.
To make a team of '5'
'S' will be chosen (which leaves out P and R) (To be read from rows)
If 'S' is chosen 'U' and W have to be chosen
(statement four)
A B C D E F
If 'U' is chosen 'L' cannot be chosen (statement
five) A X L L
K cannot be chosen (statement three) B X W W
And from statement two; one of M (or) Q has to be
chosen. C L X L
D L X L
For questions 60 to 63:
The given basic information can be collated as below: E W W X
(i) Six teams A, B, C, D, E, F. F W W X
(ii) Matches scheduled in two stages I & II.
(ii) No team plays against the same team more than once. 60. 5 D and F won exactly two matches in the event.
(iv) No ties permitted.
As per the instructions given for stage I, we can 61. 5 B and E have most wins, 4 each.
reach the following conclusions:
(a) As B lost at least one match, A won all the 3 matches. 62. 2 E and F defeated A.
(b) The two teams who lost all the matches cannot be A
(as explained above), cannot be B (E lost to B), cannot 63. 4 B, E and F won both the matches in Stage-II.
be D (D won against C & F). Hence, the two teams
must be C and F.
(c) F did not play against the top team (i.e. A).
We get the following table for stage I.

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For questions 64 to 66: The given information can be 70. 3 The first paragraph details the "two developments" -a
depicted as follows. greater freedom in choosing subjects and the
(i) concurrent abandoning of the subject by artists. The
second paragraph explores the connection between
these two developments.
R o ad 3 ho use s on ea ch side o f th e roa d
71. 2 According to the passage, when "a culture is in a
state of disintegration or transition he, himself has
to choose for society." So (2) is the correct option.

(ii) Six houses P, Q, R, S, T, U 72. 1 The third paragraph, second line says a subject does
(iii) Colours Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, White not start or with something which the painter has to
(iv) Different heights remember.
(v) T = tallest and opposite to Red
(vi) Shortest opposite to Green 73. 1 According to the passage-"When a culture is in a
(vii) U = Orange is between P and S, i.e. PUS or SUP. state of disintegration or transition the freedom of the
(viii) R = yellow and opposite to P artist increases "
(ix) Q = Green and opposite to U
(x) P = White and (S, Q) > P > R (in height) 74. 3 The second sentence of the fifth paragraph says the
subject may have a personal meaning ; but there
From (iv), (v), (vi), (ix) & (x), T > (S, Q) > P > R > U general meaning. This is quite the opposite of what
in terms of height answer choice (3) states, and so it becomes the
From (iv), (vii), (viii), (ix) & (x), we get the following answer.
two cases.
75. 3 Refer to the 4th paragraph of the passage. The elders
(Talle st) were of the opinion that turning of the eyes by the
5 2/3 1 1 2/3 5 child while having the ice-creams in both hands could
make the child fall down or trip over stones, steps in
R Q T T Q R the pavement. The phrase rightly suggested changes
Ye llow G re en B lue B lue G re en Ye llow the meaning of the given sentence and hence it cannot
be inferred from the passage.
ROAD OR ROAD
W h ite O ra ng e Red Red O ra ng e W h ite 76. 4 Parvenus refer to persons who have suddenly risen
to a higher social and economic class but have not yet
P U S S U P
received social acceptance by others in that class.
4 6 3/2 3 /2 6 4 Hence, the phrase little parvenus would appropriately
(S h ortest) (S h ortest) refer to young upstarts.

77. 2 Refer to the 5th paragraph of the passage. The


64. 5 Second tallest house is either Q or S. So, we can not
sentence two two-cent .suggested excess clearly
determine the answer.
tell us that it was intemperance on part of the author
which made him pine for two two-cent ice-cream
65. 4 The colour of the house diagonally opposite to yellow
cones instead of one four-cent pie.
house is Red.
78. 2 In the lines Nowadays the moralist .......spoiled. The
66. 3 The tallest house, T is of Blue colour.
author is talking about morality in the context of the
present day world. The rest of the options are out of
67. 3 Option (3) is the most logical explanation. Refer to the scope of the passage.
lines those include correlations between variables
79. 3 We refer to the tenth line of the third paragraph. Here
68. 2 Historical outcomes depend each
Mr. Goran Lindblad admits that communism did commit
case.
brutalities but it also had positive consequences like
Refer to the 1st para where it says Prediction in
rapid industrialization. Hence option (3) is the best
history became averaged out. This is further
answer.
supported by the example.

69. 3 Note the tone with which the third paragraph starts it
emphasizes that students can do much more!

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80. 2 Option (4) is very blatant, but is not the 'real' reason of red tape. Therefore, it is a judgement. This eliminates
for the attack. The reason that the West repeatedly option (4). Statement 4 is an inference. It is known to
attacks communism (as stated by the author in the last us that a red tape procedure is a point of contact with
para) is that they want to establish the current capitalist an official. That this point of contact offers a potential
order as supreme i.e. they idealise 'global capitalism'. opportunity is a conclusion based on this information.
Option (5) is close, but wrongly states that communist This makes option (5) correct.
nations might overtake the capitalists. This is not given
in the passage. 86. 4 Statement 1 is a judgement as it is based on the author's
opinion. This eliminates option (1) & (2). Statement 2
81. 5 The answer can be found in the first line of the last uses the general term "we ". This makes it a judgement.
paragraph, which in essence implies that it is important If it had been about "I" or "us" then it would have been
to go beyond and look at the motives of atrocities a fact. Statements 3 and 4 are personal opinions.
perpetrated by different regimes. The motive is global Hence, the correct answer is option (4).
capitalism as described in the last paragraph.
Therefore, Option (5) is correct.
87. 2 The second sentence does not use the article. It should
be As a/the project progresses in sentence C there
82. 1 (1) is the correct answer. In the fourth paragraph the
should be the indefinite article a before single-minded
author explains the 'intimate link' between colonialism
which leaves us with option (2) as the correct answer.
and Nazism. A peripheral view of this relationship
suggests that the answer should be (3) which explains
88. 3 Sentence B should have making them break apart.
the terms and ideas that were imported and used by
Sentence C should have many offending chemicals.
the Nazi party. But the next few lines explain the deeper
relationship that exists between the two. These lines 89. 2 B should be rarely has
refer to the atrocities that one race has committed C should begin with The.
upon the other. The British imposed their rule on the
Indian people. Similarly, the Belgian forced labour and 90. 1 Option B should be since the Enlightenment.
mass murder led to the death of 10 million Congolese. Option C should be in the 1820s
These references are clearly race centric. Therefore,
(1) is correct. 91. 1 Sentence A is incorrect as the spelling of imigrant is
not correct , should be immigrant. Sentence D is
83. 1 Statement 1 is a judgement because it expresses an incorrect because of a missing article and should be
approval/disapproval. It is a subjective opinion- an the owner of a dry goods .. Sentence E is incorrect
advice given to HIV affected patients. So, options (3) and should be .. would later be known as...
& (4) can be eliminated. Statement 2 is clearly factual. Sentence C is incorrect. We require a comma between
This eliminates option (2). Statement 3 is a conclusion brother-in-law and David Stern.
about the future scenario which is based on the
"recent initiatives". Hence, this statement is an 92. 4 Sentence B should be.its labour policy because
inference. In statement 4, "But how ironic " shows the subject is Nike and we cant substitute it with the
the author's disapproval. So statement 4 is a plural pronoun their. Sentence C should be Perhaps
judgement. Thus, option (1) is the correct answer. sensing that the rising tide as without that the
sentence structure is incomplete. Sentence E should
84. 2 Looking at the statement A, if you mark the keywords be .an industry.. as the word industry begins with
'is certainly' then it gives us a clear idea that it is a point a vowel so the appropriate article is an.
of view expressed by the author. Therefore, it is a
judgement. Statement B is an inference as it arrives at 93. 3 Sentence B should be few millions. Sentence D
a conclusion from a stated premise. The statement C, should be reach the hundreds who are marooned..
where the author mentions 'is the only insurance' Sentence E is incorrect as per subject verb agreement
(although there may be other insurances, that the and should be death count has begun.
author negates) qualifies it as a judgement. The
statement D is a pure fact. So, option (2) is correct. 94. 2 Statement (3) is factually wrong as we dont know if
further research can happen only in Germany. Option
85. 5 Statement 3 is a judgement because it expresses a (4) wrongly brings out a contest between research
personal viewpoint regarding the consequences of and debate. Between options (1) and (2), choice (1)
red tape. This eliminates option (1). Statement 2 is a is inappropriate because we dont know if research
fact because the latter half of the sentence is given will help find a definitive answer.
by way of an example and not by way of a conclusion.
This eliminates option (3). Statement 1 describes what
"we should." do. This statement explains the
speaker's disapproval regarding the consequences

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95. 3 Statements (2) and (4) are partially true, as they do 98. 1 AC is a mandatory pair and DAC is a mandatory
not cover all the examples of preferential treatment. sequence.
Statement a is incomplete, as it does not mention direct
protest. 99. 2 B is the opening statement as it introduces the subject
and the date. EDA is a sequence that describes the
96. 4 Option (2) is factually wrong. Option (3) is wrong situation from the east to the west. Statement C is a
because Nietzsche does not criticize intellectuals. stand-alone statement.
Option (1) is wrong because it is focussing only on
creative instincts, which are only a subset of overall 100. 3 Both statements C and B (papyri is the plural for
human instincts. Only option (4) captures the essence Egyptian papers and documents) are talking about
of the paragraph. Hence, option (4) is correct. sources of information, making CB a mandatory pair.

97. 4 CDBA is a mandatory sequence. Bush was not


fighting just the democrats in statement D,
relates directly with At times he was fighting in
statement B.

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