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  • 1. MAT – PAST PAPERSMAT- UNSOLVED PAPER -MAY -2006
  • 2. DIRECTIONS for questions 1 to 5:Study the information given below to answer these questions.a. Six plays A, B, C, D, E and F arc to be organized from Monday to Saturday i.e. 5th to 10 th - one play each day.b. There are two plays between C and D and one play between A and C.c. There is one play between F and E and E is to be organized before F.d. B is to be organized before A. not necessarily immediately.e. The organization does not start with B.
  • 3. 01 Problem The organization would start from which play ? a. A b. F c. D d. Cannot be determined
  • 4. 02 Problem On which date is play E to be organized ? a. 5th b. 7th c. 6th d. Cannot be determined
  • 5. 03 Problem The organization would end with which play? a. A b. D c. B d. Cannot be determined
  • 6. 04 Problem Which day is play B organized ? a. Tuesday b. Friday c. Thursday d. None of these
  • 7. 05 Problem Which of the following is the correct sequence of organizing plays? a. AECFBD " b. DFECBA c. BDEFCA d. None of these
  • 8. DIRECTIONS for questions 6 to 9: Read the followinginformation carefully to answer these questions.A family consists of six members P, Q, R, S, T and U. There are two marriedcouples. Q is a doctor and the father of T. U is grandfather of R and is a contractor.S is grandmother of T and is a housewife.There is one doctor, one contractor, one nurse, one housewife and two students inthe family.DIRECTIONS for questions 6 to 9: Read the following information carefully toanswer these questions.A family consists of six members P, Q, R, S, T and U. There are two marriedcouples. Q is a doctor and the father of T. U is grandfather of R and is a contractor.S is grandmother of T and is a housewife. There is one doctor, one contractor, onenurse, one housewife and two students in the family.
  • 9. 06 Problem Who is the sister of T? a. R b. T c. U d. Information insufficient
  • 10. 07 Problem What is the profession of P ? a. Doctor b. Doctor or Nurse c. Nurse d. Housewife
  • 11. 08 Problem Which of the following arc two married couples ? a. US, QT b. TS.RU c. US, QP d. US, RP
  • 12. 09 Problem Which of the following is definitely a group of male members ? a. QU b. QUP c. QUT d. UT
  • 13. 10 Problem If in a certain language, TRIANGLE is coded as SQHZMFKD, which word would be coded as DWZLOKD? a. EXAMPLE b. DISMISS c. FIGMENT d. DISJOIN
  • 14. 11 Problem Two buses start from the opposite points of a main road, 150 kms apart. The first bus runs for 25 kms and takes a right turn and then runs for 15 kms. It then turns left and runs for another 25 kms and takes the direction back to reach the main road. In the meantime, due to a minor breakdown, the other bus has run only 35 kms along the main road. What would be the distance between the two buses at this point I a. 65 kms b. 80 kms c. 75 kms d. 85 kms
  • 15. 12 Problem A postman was returning to the post office which was in front of him to the north. When the post office was 100 meters away from him, he turned to the left and moved 50 meters to deliver the last letter at Shantivilla. He then moved in the same direction for 40 meters, turned to his right and moved 100 meters. How many meters was he away from the post office? a. 0 b. 150 c. 90 d. 100
  • 16. 13 Problem Which of the following will not be a number of the series 1,8,27,64, 125,...? a. 256 b. 729 c. 512 d. 1000
  • 17. 14 Problem Complete the series D-4, F-6, H-8, J-10, ?, ? a. K-12, M-13 b. 2 L-12, N-14 c. 3.L-12, M-14 d. K-12, M-14
  • 18. 15 Problem In a certain code language, nee muk pic means grave and concern; ill die so means ev-ery body else: and tur muk so? means body and soul. Which of the following would mean every concern ? a. die pic b. pic nee c. ill nee d. Cannot be determined
  • 19. 16 Problem In a certain code, 975 meas Throw away gar-bage": 528 means Give away smoking"and 213* means Smoking is harmful". Which digit in that code means Give? a. 5 b. 8 c. 2 d. 3
  • 20. 17 Problem A woman walking with a boy meets another woman and on being asked about her relationship with the boy. she says, "My maternal uncle and his maternal uncles maternal uncle are brothers." How is the boy related to the woman ? a. Nephew b. Son c. Brother-in-Law d. Grandson
  • 21. DIRECTIONS for questions 18 to 20:Read the information given below to answer these questions.i. There is a group of five girls.ii. Kamini is second in height, but younger than Rupa.iii. Pooja is taller than Monika but younger in age.iv. Rupa and Monika are of the same age but Rupa is tallest between them.v. Ni-elam is taller than Pooja and elder to Rupa
  • 22. 18 Problem If they are arranged in the ascending order of height, who will be in third position ? a. Monika b. Monika or Rupa c. Rupa d. None of these
  • 23. 19 Problem If they are arranged in the descending order of their ages, who will be in fourth position ? a. Monika or Rupa b. Monika c. Kamini d. None of these
  • 24. 20 Problem To answer the question "who is the youngest per-son in the group", which of the given statements is superfluous? a. Only(i) b. Only (v) c. Only (ii) d. Either (i) or (iv)
  • 25. 21 Problem Where ar the b.¡quarters of Asian Development Bank ? a. Manila b. Singapore c. London d. None of these
  • 26. 22 Problem Indias Wage Policy is based on a. productivity b. standard of living c. cost of living d. minimum needs
  • 27. 23 Problem With which game is Bully associated? a. Cricket b. Football c. Golf d. Hockey
  • 28. 24 Problem Black soil is best suited for a. Tea b. Rice c. Cotton d. Coffee
  • 29. 25 Problem Which of the following yields the larges revenue the Central Budget ? a. Excise Duty b. Sales Tax c. Income Tax d. None of these
  • 30. 26 Problem Which is the smallest state of lndia in terms of area? a. Sikkim b. Goa c. Tripura d. Nagaland
  • 31. 27 Problem Which state of India has the highest population density? a. UP b. Kerala c. West Bengal , d. Bihar
  • 32. 28 Problem Aeroflot Airlines belongs to which country? a. Australia b. France c. Russia d. Germany
  • 33. 29 Problem Thomas Cup is associated with a. Table Tennis b. Golf c. Football , d. Badminton
  • 34. 30 Problem Tagline Empowering People is linked with which brand ? a. HCL b. Compaq c. Acer d. Wipro
  • 35. 31 Problem Which is the newest Indian Institute of Management (1IM) ? a. Luck now b. Bangalore c. Kozhikode d. Indore
  • 36. 32 Problem Who is the second person with Indian roots to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature alter Tagore ? a. Arundhati Roy b. Vikram Setfi c. VS Naipaul d. None of these
  • 37. 33 Problem Which bank advertises itself as The Worlds local bank? a. Citibank b. HSBC c. ICICI Bank d. ABN-AMRO
  • 38. 34 Problem Olympics in the year 2008 will be held in a. London b. Beijing c. Sydney d. New York
  • 39. 35 Problem Which is not a product from the company Indian Oil? a. Servo Lubricants b. Xtra Premium Petrol c. Xtra Mile Diesel d. Hi-speed Diesel
  • 40. 36 Problem According to the annual Forbes magazines billion-aires rankings released recently, Indian Steel mag-net, Lakshmi N. Mittal has been placed at which place ? a. Second b. Fourth c. Fifth d. Third
  • 41. 37 Problem IAEA stands for a. Indian Atomic Energy Agency b. Indian and Afro Asian Energy Agency c. International Atomic Energy Association d. International Atomic Energy Agency
  • 42. 38 Problem How many countries took part in the recently held 18,h Commonwealth Games in Melbourne ? a. 61 b. 81 c. 71 d. 91
  • 43. 39 Problem Global brand Marlboro deals in a. Beverages b. Tobacco c. Retail Food d. Automobiles
  • 44. 40 Problem Famous book The Argumentative Indian has been written by a. Anurag Mathur b. Rajdcep Sardesai c. Amartya Sen d. VirSanghvi
  • 45. DIRECTIONS for questions 41 to 45:Each question has an inference drawn out of the passage below. Mark your answer as 1. if the inference is definitely true 2. if the data provided is inadequate 3. if the inference is "probably true 4. if the inference is definitely falseMinistry of Environment and Forest has granted environmental clearance to the Karkallaopen-cast expansion project of the Central Coal Fields Ltd. In Bihar that envisagesexploitation of non-coking coal reserves. The present production level of 0.8 million tones isproposed to be expanded to 1.5 million tones per annum at an estimated cost of Rs. 67.82crores under the project. The total land area requirement for the proposed mining activitiesis about 651 hectares which includes about one- sixth of it as foreign land.
  • 46. 41 Problem The expansion plan would require about 100 hect-ares of forest land.
  • 47. 42 Problem Karkatla open-cast mine is the only one of non- coking coal in the country.
  • 48. 43 Problem There is no demand for non-coking coal.
  • 49. 44 Problem The production cost of one tonne of non-coking coal from Karkatla mine will be about Rs. 450.
  • 50. 45 Problem Environmental concern gets less priority over the need of the coal.
  • 51. DIRECTIONS for questions 46 to 5O:Each question has a statement followed by three suggested courses of actionnumbered I, II and III. Assume everything in the statement to be true, and decidewhich of the courses of action logically follows for pursuing.
  • 52. 46 Problem Statement: Drinking water supply to New Bombay has been suspended till further orders from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board following pol-lution of Patalganga river, caused by discharge of effluents from some chemical industries. Courses of Action: I. The industries responsible for discharging effluents into the river should be asked to close down immediately. II. The river water should immediately be treated chemically before resuming supply. III. The Pollution Control Board should check the nature of effluents being discharged into the river by industries at regular intervals. a. All follow b. Only II and III follow c. Only I follows d. Only III follows
  • 53. 47 Problem Statement: The Department of Education has rec-ommended that the primary level admission to Gov-ernment and Government aided schools should be done purely by random selection and not by admis-sion tests. This is necessitated as the number of admission seekers are m h more than the avail-able scats. Courses of Action: i. The Government should instruct the private schools also to follow the same practice. ii. The Government should set up an independent body to regulate the primary level admissions. iii. The schools should be asked to select students only from those who stay in the neighboring area of the school. a. None follows b. Only II and III follow c. Only 1 follows d. Only III follows
  • 54. 48 Problem Statement: The vehicular traffic has increased so much in the recent past that it takes at least two hours to travel between the city and the airport dur-ing peak hours. Courses of Action : i. Non-airport bound vehicles should not be allowed to ply on the road connecting the city and the airport. ii. The load of vehicular traffic should be diverted through various link roads during peak hours. iii. The departure and arrival of flights should be regulated so as to avoid congestion during peak hours. a. Only I follows b. Only I and II follow c. Only II follows d. All follow
  • 55. 49 Problem Statement: Due to cancellation of a huge export order for not adhering to the time frame, the com-pany is likely to get Into incurring losses in the cur-rent financial year. Courses of Action: i. The officer in charge of the production should be immediately suspended. ii. The goods manufactured for the export order should be sold to other party. iii. The company should change its machinery to maintain the time frame. a. None follows b. Only I and II follow c. Only II follows d. All follow
  • 56. 50 Problem Statement: A devastating earthquake has ravaged the city killing hundreds of people and rendering many more homeless. Courses of Action: i. The entry of outsiders into the city should be stopped immediately. ii. The civic administration should immediately make alternate temporary housing arrangement for the victims. iii. The affected people should immediately be shifted to a safer place. a. Only I follows b. Only III follows c. Only Hand III follow d. Either II or III follows
  • 57. DIRECTIONS for questions 51 to 55:Each question has a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. Consider thestatement and the assumptions to decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
  • 58. 51 Problem Statement:The residents of the locality wrote a letter to the Corporation requesting to restore nor-malcy in the supply of drinking water immediately as the supply at present is just not adequate. Assumptions : I. The Corporation may not take any action on the letter. II. The municipality has enough water to meet the demand. III. The water supply to the area was adequate in the past. a. Only I and III are implicit b. Only II and III are implicit c. Only II is implicit d. Only III is implicit
  • 59. 52 Problem Statement: We must be prepared to face any eventuality and all the assignments must be com-pleted as per their schedule — Director tells the Faculty members Assumptions : I. There is possibility of a serious eventuality. II. Dates arc fixed for al I the assignments. III. Faculty members are supposed to complete all the assignments. a. Only I is implicit b. Only III is implicit c. None is implicit d. All are implicit
  • 60. 53 Problem Statement: The telephone company informed the subscribers through a notification that those who do not pay their bills by the due date will be charged penalty for every defaulting day. Assumptions : I. Majority of the people may pay their bills by the due date to avoid penalty. II. The money collected as penalty may set off the losses due to delayed payment. III. People generally pay heed to such notices. a. All are implicit b. Only I and II are implicit c. Only II and ill are implicit d. None of these
  • 61. 54 Problem Statement: In view of the recent spurt in sugar prices in the open market, the government has asked the dealers to release a vast quantity of imported sugar in the open market. Assumptions : I. The dealers will follow the government directive. II. The sugar prices will come down. III. The price of indigenous sugar will remain unchanged. a. Only I and II are implicit b. Only I and III are implicit c. Only II and III arc implicit d. None is implicit
  • 62. 55 Problem Statement: In the recently held All Indian Com-merce Conference the session on Management of Service Sector in India surprisingly attracted large number of participants and also received p very good media coverage in the leading newspapers. Assumptions : I. People were not expecting such an encouraging response for service sector. II. Service sector is not managed properly in India. III. Media is always very positive towards service sector. a. Only I is implicit b. Only I and III are implicit c. Only II and III arc implicit d. All are implicit
  • 63. DIRECTIONS for questions 56 to 60:Each, question has a set of Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Murk the answer as1. if both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.2. A is true but R is false.3. if both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.4. A is false but R is true.
  • 64. 56 Problem Assertion (A) India has a tropical monsoon type climate. Reason (R) : India is located exactly between the tropical latitudes.
  • 65. 57 Problem Assertion (A) : For the production of aluminium, cheap electricity is essential. Reason (R) : Extraction of aluminium from its ore requires abundant supply of electricity.
  • 66. 58 Problem Assertion (A) : Winds, arc deflected to their right in Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the South-ern Hemisphere. Reason (R) : Rotation of earth causes the changes in wind direction.
  • 67. 59 Problem Assertion (A) : Noise pollution is an unwanted ac-cumulation of noise in the atmosphere. Reason (R) : It interferes with communication.
  • 68. 60 Problem Assertion (A):Forest cutting is undesirable from the point of view of soil erosion. Reason (R):Cutting of forests reduces the perco-lation of rain water.
  • 69. 61 Problem During the year 200^ 2005, which commodity of the following earned the maximum amount in terms of value of exports in India ? a. Chemicals b. Engineering Goods c. Textiles d. None of these
  • 70. 62 Problem Of the total value of Indias foreign trade in 2004- 05, the value of imports was nearly a. 45% b. 65% c. 55% d. 35%
  • 71. 63 Problem Agriculture contributes approximately _________of total GDP. a. one-quarter b. one-half c. one-third d. two-thirds
  • 72. 64 Problem Balance of trade is known to be favorable when a. value of exported goods exceeds value of imported goods b. value of imported goods matches value of exported goods c. value of imported goods exceeds value of exported goods d. None of the above is correct
  • 73. 65 Problem Sensex (Sensitive Index) points towards state of shares of top ……………….. blue chip companies. a. 50 b. 20 c. 100 d. 30
  • 74. 66 Problem Who Finally approves the draft Five Year Plans ? a. Prime Minister b. Planning Commission c. President d. National Development Council
  • 75. 67 Problem Which is Indias largest Private Sector Bank ? a. HDFC b. ICICI c. UTI d. IDBI
  • 76. 68 Problem Telecom company Nokia belongs to which country ? a. USA b. Sweden c. Denmark d. Finland
  • 77. 69 Problem Slogan What you dream is associated with which company ? a. Honda b. Phillips c. Sony d. Suzuki
  • 78. 70 Problem In which city are the headquarters of International Monetary Fund (IMF) located ? a. New York b. Berlin c. Washington d. Geneva
  • 79. 71 Problem Which company is the worlds biggest automaker ? a. Toyota b. General Motors c. Ford d. Suzuki
  • 80. 72 Problem Which plant has caught the fancy of many automo-bile manufacturers & oil companies to be devel-oped as a source of Bio-diesel ? a. Neem b. Jatropa c. Palm d. Eucalyptus
  • 81. 73 Problem Data one broadband services have been launched by which organization ? a. MTNL b. Tata Walky c. BSNL d. None of these
  • 82. 74 Problem Inflation leads to a. no change in price level b. abnormal increase in price level c. abnormal decrease in price level d. None of the above is correct
  • 83. 75 Problem Percentage export growth rate of India during 2005 was a. 10% b. 26% c. 8% d. 21%
  • 84. 76 Problem Indian Railways tied up with which of the following to launch a co-branded credit card and traveler loyalty card to tap the huge railway passengers market ? a. BOB Card b. Citibank Card c. SBl Card d. None of these
  • 85. 77 Problem Indian Railways has been organized into how many zones ? a. 14 b. 15 c. 16 d. 17
  • 86. 78 Problem Tenth Five Year Plan targets a growth rate of ___________ of GDP per annum. a. 8% b. 9% c. 7% d. None of these
  • 87. 79 Problem When will the next population census be held in India ? a. 2010 b. 2011 c. 2015 d. 2008
  • 88. 80 Problem Of which US university is the Kellogg School of Management a part ? a. New York b. Columbia c. North-Western d. None of these
  • 89. DIRECTIONS for questions 81 to 84:Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate alternatives.
  • 90. 81 Problem It is ___________ that those who expect ____________from others arc seldom merciful themselves. a. strange; sincerity b. unpardonable; kindness c. stupid; sympathy d. paradoxical; clemency
  • 91. 82 Problem Some people have the ______________for learning foreign languages but they have no _____ to speak any. a. aptitude; interest b. Stamina; fondness c. capacity; ability d. compulsion; inclination
  • 92. 83 Problem In Buddhism, it is impossible to keep ethics and psy-chology _______ from one another, because They _________ at so many points. a. aloof: merge b. disjoin; converge c. alien: meet d. separate; overlap
  • 93. 84 Problem Cholesterol has long been identified as a silent killer because the patient has no ___________ of the danger freely_____________ his system. a. information; invading b. thought; attacking c. idea; infecting d. inkling; traversing
  • 94. DIRECTIONS for questions 85 to 88:In each of these questions one sentence has been split into four parts. There is anerror in one part. Identify the part having the error.
  • 95. 85 Problem a. A skilful advertiser may be able to create. b. not because his product is superior to, c. practically a monopoly for himself d. but because he has succeeded in inducing people to believe that it is.
  • 96. 86 Problem a. Whatever may be the origin of speech b. to feel the need to speak c. we can be certain that man did not begin d. until he began to live in communities.
  • 97. 87 Problem a. I regret to bring to your kind notice b. of your school, has been found to be much distressed c. that my son Sachin Dubey of Vth Standard d. and out of sorts for the last few days.
  • 98. 88 Problem a. Our teeming masses, nevertheless illiterate theymay be, b. and they are fully capable c. have a very high sense of consciousness d. of exercising their franchise.
  • 99. DIRECTIONS for questions 89 to 92:In each of these questions four words are given marked A, B, C and D. Two ofthese words are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Identify those twowords:
  • 100. 89 Solution A. Enthralling B. Respecting C. Projecting D. alluring a. A-B b. C-D c. B-C d. A-D
  • 101. 90 Problem A. Swoop B. perturb C. Plump D. boil a. A-D b. A-C c. B-C d. B-D
  • 102. 91 Problem A. Fallacy B. adage C. Dictum D. endorse a. B-D b. B-C c. C-D d. A-D
  • 103. 92 Problem A. Elevate B. frugal C. Exult D. lament a. C-D b. B-C c. A-B d. B-D
  • 104. DIRECTIONS for questions 93 to 96:Each of these questions has a set of 3 or 4 sentences to logically convey an idea.The possible filler(s) in the middle is I are given separately as A and B. Mark theanswer as:1. if A and B are to be filled in that order.2. if only A is to be filled.3. If B and A are to be filled in that order.4. if only B is to be filled.
  • 105. 93 Problem As far as aircraft maintenance procedures are con-cerned, they are rigorous. (________). Such cases may end-up in disastrous results, though ex-ceptionally. a. All problems are immediately corrected on almost every occasion. b. Only due to urgency or want of aircraft for substitution, certain ones are overlooked.
  • 106. 94 Problem Auto-riding is a very fascinating hobby. (_______________ ). It is obvious that they consider the hobby more important than anything else. a. Low or even middle income group people cannot afford it. b. I know many people who had missed many important cases or opportunities for participation in auto-riding.
  • 107. 95 Problem There is no doubt that we must be fair and honest in all our dealings. (_________). What you really are is less important than what you are per-ceived by people around you. a. It means that perception assumes greater importance than reality. b. But even more important is how you are perceived by others.
  • 108. 96 Problem The admiration for those who fight against corrup-tion in high places has always been very spontane-ous amongst the common people in India. (___________). They unhesitant appreciate such acts but are afraid of openly doing so for fear of the higher ups. a. They hold such people in high esteem who make sacrifices on principles and moral issues. b. They make verbose speeches of admiration and appreciation of such acts.
  • 109. DIRECTIONS for questions 97 to 100:Each of these questions has a -sentence scrambled and marked A, B. C, D and E.Find the correct order as one of the four alternatives:
  • 110. 97 Problem A. in different regions of that federation B. that was Yugoslavia C. the fundamental cause has been the very large difference in the quality of life D. although lie dismemberment of the federation E. is seen n, . e as the result of an ethnic conflict a. D, B, E, C, A b. B, C, E, D, A c. C, E, B A d. A, B, D, E, C
  • 111. 98 Problem A. but there is some merit in it B. as distinct from consumption C. the bifurcation of plan and non-plan funds D. insofar as it focuses attention of development expenses E. in the budget is artificial a. D, C, A B, E b. C, E, A, B, D c. C, D, B, E, A d. D, E, A, C, B
  • 112. 99 Problem A. Like the industrialized countries B. as if they are to be suffered as relics of a backward past C. we have specially drawn attention to the non- motorized transport modes D. because they are completely overlooked in transport planning E. till replaced by faster petroleum fuelled transport a. D, E, A, C. B b. C, B,A, D, E c. C, D, E, B. A d. C, D, B, E, A
  • 113. 100 Problem A. he was highly sensitive and resentful B. towards the country or to those C. when there was even implied discourtesy D. while he was extremely gentle and tolerant E. he held in honour a. A,C, D, B, E b. E, A, D,C, B c. D, A. C. B. E d. D, C, B, E, A
  • 114. 101 Problem A sum of Rs. 25 was paid for a work which A can do in 32 days, B in 20 days, B and C in 12 days and D in 24 days. How much did C receive if all the four work together ? a. Rs. 14/3 b. Rs. 16/3 c. Rs. 15/3 d. Rs. 17/3
  • 115. 102 Problem A can build up a wall in 8 days while B can break it in 3 days. A has worked for 4 days and then B joined to work with A for another 2 days only. In how many days will A alone build up the remaining part of the wall? a. 13 1/3-days b. 6 1/3days c. 7 1/3– days d. 7days
  • 116. 103 Problem A cistern can be filled by two pipes filling sepa-rately in 12 and 16 min. respectively. Both pipes arc opened together for a certain time but being clogged, only 7/8 of full quantity water flows through the former and only 5/6 through the latter pipe. The obstructions, however, being suddenly removed, the cistern is filled in 3 min. from that moment. How long was it before the full flow began ? a. 2.5 min b. 4.5min c. 3.5 min d. 5.5min
  • 117. 104 Problem A man sold two steel chairs for Rs. 500 each. On one, he gains 20% and on other, he loses 12%. How- much does he gain or lose in the whole transaction ? a. 1.5% gain b. 2% gain c. 1.5% loss d. 2% loss
  • 118. 105 Problem A sum of money lent out at simple interest amounts to Rs. 720 after 2 years and to Rs. 1,020 after a further period of 5 years. The sum and the rate % are a. Rs. 500, 5% b. Rs. 400, 15% c. Rs. 600, 10% d. Rs. 700, 20%
  • 119. 106 Problem A man takes 6 hours 30 min. in going by a cycle and coming back by scooter. He would have lost 2 hours 10 min. by going on cycle both ways. How long would it take him to go by scooter both ways ? a. 2 hrs. b. 4 1 3 c. 3 1 3 d. 5 1 3
  • 120. 107 Problem A train with 90 km/h crosses a bridge in 36 sec-onds. Another train 100 metres shorter crosses the same bridge at 45 km/h. What is the time taken by the second train to cross the bridge ? a. 61 seconds b. 63 seconds c. 62 seconds d. 64 seconds
  • 121. 108 Problem Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 20 and 30 hours respectively. Both the pipes are opened to fill the tank but when the tank is 1/3^ full, a leak devel-ops in the tank through which one-third water sup-plied by both pipes goes out. The total time taken to fill the tank is a. 12 hours b. 16 hours c. 14 hours- d. 18 hours
  • 122. 109 Problem Ramesh travels 760 km to his home, partly by train and partly by car He takes 8 hour, if he travels 160 km by train and the rest by car. He takes 12 min-utes more, if he travels 240 km by train and the rest by car. What are the speeds of the train and of the car ? a. Speed of car = 90 km/h, speed of train = 60 km/h b. Speed of car = 100 km/h, speed of train = 80 km/h c. Speed of car - 80 km/h, speed of train 70 km/ d. speed of car = 100 km/h. speed of train = 90 km/h
  • 123. 110 Problem Some students planned a picnic. The budget for food was Rs. 500. But, 5 of them failed to go and thus the cost of food for each member increased by Rs. 5. How many students attended the picnic ? a. 15 b. 25 c. 20 d. 30
  • 124. 111 Problem In a flight of6000 km, an aircraft was slowed down due to bad weather. The average speed for the trip was reduced by 400 kmph and the time of flight increased by 30 minutes. The original planned du-ration of the flight w as a. 1 1 2 1 b. 3 2 c. 2 1 2 d. 4 1 2
  • 125. 112 Problem After being set up, a company manufactured 6000 scooters in the third year and 7000 scooters in the seventh year. Assuming that the production in-creases uniformly by a fixed number every year, what is the production in the tenth year ? a. 7850 b. 7650 c. 7750 d. 7950
  • 126. 113 Problem Soma purchases National Savings Certificates ev-ery year whose value exceeds the previous years purchase by Rs. 400. After 8 years, she finds that she has purchased certificates whose total face value is Rs. 48,000. What is the face value of the certificates purchased by her in the first year ? a. Rs. 4,300 b. Rs. 4,500 c. Rs. 4,400 d. Rs. 4,600
  • 127. 114 Problem A computer is available for Rs. 39,000 cash or Rs. 17,000 as cash down payment followed by five monthly installments of Rs. 4,800 each. What is the rate of interest under the installment plan ? a. 35.71% p.a. b. 37.71% p.a. c. 36.71% p.a. d. 38.71% p.a.
  • 128. 115 Problem Under the Rural Housing Scheme, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) allotted a house to Kamal Raj for Rs. 1,26,100. This payment is to be made in three equal annual installments. If the money is reckoned at 5% per annum compound interest, how much is to be paid by Kamal Raj in each installment ? a. Rs. 45,205 b. Rs. 47,405 c. Rs. 46,305 d. Rs. 48,505
  • 129. 116 Problem A pole 5 meters high is fixed on the top of a tower. The angle of elevation of the top of the pole ob-served from a point A on the ground is 60° and the angle of depression of the point A from the top of the tower is 45°. The height of the tower is a. 5.83 m b. 7.83 m c. 6.83 m d. 4.83 m
  • 130. 117 Problem A tent is in the form of a right circular cylinder surmounted by a cone. The diameter of the cylin-der is 24 m. The height of the cylindrical portion is 11 m while the vertex of the cone is 16 m above the ground. The area of the canvas required for the tent is a. 1300 m2 b. 1320 m2 c. 1310 m2 d. 1330 m2
  • 131. 118 Problem The average score of boys in an examination in a school is 71 and that of the girls is 73. The average score of the school is 71.8. The ratio of the number of boys to that of the girls that appeared in the ex-amination is a. 1:2 b. 3:2 c. 2:2 d. 4:2
  • 132. 119 Problem The mean monthly salary paid to 75 workers in a factory is Rs. 5,680. The mean salary of 25 of them is Rs. 5,400 and that of 30 others is Rs. 5,700. The mean salary of the remaining workers is a. Rs. 5,000 b. Rs. 7,000 c. Rs. 6,000 . d. Rs. 8,000
  • 133. 120 Problem It is known that a box of200 electric bulbs contains 16 defective bulbs. One bulb is taken out at random from the box. What is the probability that the bulb drawn is (i) defective ? (ii) non-defective? a. (i) 2/25 (ii) 23/25 b. (i) 4/25 (ii) 21/25 c. (i) 3/25 (ii) 22/25 d. (i) 1/25 (ii) 20/25
  • 134. DIRECTIONS for questions 121 to 124:Study the following table to answer these questions.Availability and Demand for Various Categories of Steel in Indian Railways(in4000 tonnes) 1999 - 2000 2003 - 2004 S. Category Demand Availabil Demand Availability No. itv 1. Shapes 6960 5725 9745 9360 2. Flats 4360 5020 6300 6600 3. Railway 400 550 450 560 material
  • 135. 121 Problem If the demand for each category of steel is to be met in 2003-04. the additional quantity of steel that is to be produced is I. 110 thousand tonnes of railway material II. 300 thousand tonnes of flats III. 385 thousand tonnes of shapes a. I only b. III only c. II only 4 d. Both II and III only
  • 136. 122 Problem The expected percentage growth in the demand for railway material over the five year period from 1999 - 2000 to 2003 -04 is a. 11 b. 1/8 c. 37.5 d. 12.5
  • 137. 123 Problem The percentage change in the shortfall of shapes over the five year period from 1999 - 2000 to 2003 - 04 is expected to be a. +40 b. +221 c. -68 d. -221
  • 138. 124 Problem Which one of the following statements is nec-essarily true ? a. The demand for shapes as a percentage of the total demand for steel was almost the same for 1999 - 2000 and 2003 - 04. b. The shortage of shapes is only due to excess availability of flats and railway material. c. The demand for railway materials as a percentage of the total demand for steel was less in 1999-2000 than in 2003 - 04. d. The rate of growth in demand for shapes is greater than the rate of growth in supply of shapes.
  • 139. DIRECTIONS for questions 125-128:Study the following line graph to answer these questionsRailway Time Schedule of an Express Train X Running Between City A and City Ha - Arrival of train d -> Departure of trainA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H -> Cities through which the train runs,a - d Indicates stoppage/halting of the train at the city station
  • 140. 125 Solution The average speed the train maintained between two successive stations was maximum between a. E-F b. F-G c. G-H d. Both G-H and F-G
  • 141. 126 Solution Between how many pairs of consecutive stations does the speed run below the overall average speed of the entire trip ? a. 4 b. 1 c. 3 d. 2
  • 142. 127 Problem If the train stops at each city for 30% more time than what it is at the moment, then at what time will it reach the city H after departing from City A as per schedule ? a. Data insufficient b. 17:03 c. 16:41 d. 16:58
  • 143. 128 Problem The train begins its onward journey from City A and it is extended to beyond City H to a City M due to some unavoidable reason. The train starts its re-turn journey immediately after it reached City M. The train returns with a speed of 90 km/hr without any stoppages in between and reaches City A at 2:25 AM. Find the distance between City H and City M. a. 40 km b. 90 km c. 70 km d. 10 km
  • 144. DIRECTIONS for questions 129 to 132:Examine the following bar graphs to answer these questions. TransportationSchedule of a Company from its Warehouses to its Outlets
  • 145. 129 Problem If only warehouse W, was available, then the mini-mum cost at which it can supply all the quantity available is a. Rs. 1.750 b. Rs. 750 c. Rs. 1,250 d. Rs. 950
  • 146. 130 Problem If each warehouse is allowed to supply to only one outlet so that the quantity required for the outlet is fully met from the quantity available at the ware-house, then the cost to be incurred is a. Rs. 4.900 b. Rs. 5,000 c. Rs. 5,500 d. Rs. 4.700
  • 147. 131 Problem If the outlet Y alone is available, "then cost of trans-porting 100 units from each of the warehouses W:, W„ W, is a. Rs. 1.500 b. Rs. 2,000 c. Rs. 1.400 d. Rs. 1,600
  • 148. 132 Problem If goods in W, are rejected due to manufacturing defect and the corresponding supplies are made from W,. the cost incurred in transporting the shipped quantity is a. Rs. 2,620 b. Rs. 2,740 c. Rs. 2,670 d. Rs. 2,690
  • 149. DIRECTIONS for questions 133 to 136:Study the following table to answer these questions. S. No. Countrv 1975 2030 1. United States 141 382 2. Japan 120 238 3. France 67 164 4. China 63 117 5. Italy 18 61 6. Germany 21 58 7. U.K. 15 47 8. Canada 5 17 9. Switzerland 1.5 3
  • 150. 133 Problem The average population of I .MVs of the middle three countries in 1975 bears to the average population of LM Vs of the last three countries, a ratio of nearly a. 19:4 b. 11:3 c. 7:2 d. 5:1
  • 151. 134 Problem The percentage growth of the average population of LMVs for the last three countries between the years 1975 and 2030 is approximately a. 71 b. 212 c. 172 d. 221
  • 152. 135 Problem For China, assuming a linear growth in LMVs popu-lation. extrapolate nearly, when will the growth in population be 108% beyond year 2030 ? a. 2048 b. 2050 c. 2032 d. 2038
  • 153. 136 Problem The percentage growth of the projected LMVs population between 1975 and 2030 among the last five countries is maximum in a. Italy b. Switzerland c. Canada d. U.K.
  • 154. DIRECTIONS for questions 137 to 140:Study the following table to answer these questions. Allotment of Shares by a Multinational Company No. of Shares No. of shares Ratio of No. of Allotters Applied for Allotted Allottees to Applicants 100 100 1 :50 8001 200-500 100 2:41 7624 600 - 900 200 1 : 15 6202 1000-3000 200 3:28 1515 3100-10000 200 1:6 1633 10200-21000 300 2:5 404 25000 350 1:1 11
  • 155. 137 Problem Find the total number of applicants who had ap-plied for 3100 - 25000 shares. a. 2048 b. 10819 c. 445 d. 7562
  • 156. 138 Problem Find the average number of shares allotted to an allottee? a. 100 b. 150 c. 140 , d. 200
  • 157. 139 Problem Find the ratio between the number of applicants who applied for 1000 — 3000 shares and those for 10200-21000 shares. a. 56:15 b. 15:56 c. 70:3 d. 14:1
  • 158. 140 Problem If the face value of a share is Rs. 100 and the com-pany wanted a subscription of 1 lakh rupees, how much was it oversubscribed ? a. Rs. 45,000 b. Rs. 4,500 c. Rs. 15,000 d. Rs. 10,000
  • 159. DIRECTIONS for questions 141 to 144:Study the following pie charts to answer these questions. DISTRIBUTION OF WORKFORCE IN A COMPANY% Distribution of workforce (department-wise) Total workforce = 68700
  • 160. 142 Problem How many supervisors are posted in Calcutta region ? a. 1237 b. 985 c. 1144 d. Data insufficient
  • 161. 143 Problem If 11% officers of the company are in Administration and Accounts department, of which 75% are posted at Calcutta, then what % of total officers of the company administration and Accounts, Calcutta ? a. 11 b. 8.25 c. 3.75 d. Data insufficient
  • 162. 144 Problem If under expansion programme, the company re-cruits 12% of workforce of Hyderabad and Mumbai regions, but 6% of workforce of Calcutta region retires, and workforce at other regions remains the same, then what will be total workforce of the company ? a. 65,196 b. 68,238 c. 72,204 d. 69,430
  • 163. DIRECTIONS for questions 145 to 148:Following questions are based on the triangular anagram and bar diagram givenbelow. Study them carefully to answer these questions.The above triangle diagram shows the distribution of votes among three partiesR, S and T in five different constituencies in an election. The following diagramshows the total votes cast for the three parties in these five, constituencies.
  • 164. 145 Problem The constituency which casts more votes for S than for T is a. A, b. C c. B d. D
  • 165. 146 Problem Which constituencies cast the same number of votes , for Party R ? a. A,B b. B,E c. B,C d. None of these
  • 166. 147 Problem Total number of votes secured by T in the five con-stituencies together is a. 2,000 - 4,000 b. 8,000 - 10,000 c. 4,000-6,000 d. 10,000- 12,000
  • 167. 148 Problem If no party was voted by less than 25% or more than 50% of the total number of votes in the five constituencies, the total number of voters in the five constituencies should be between a. 20.000 and 31,000 b. 21,000 and 31,400 c. 20.500 and 31,200 d. 21,500 and 32,000
  • 168. DIRECTIONS for questions 149 to 152:The following questions are accompanied by three statements A, B and C. Youhave to determine which statements)is I are sufficient I necessary to answer thequestions.
  • 169. 149 Problem Find three positive consecutive even numbers. A. The average of four consecutive even numbers B. starting from the last of the given numbers is C. The difference of the highest and the lowest number is 4. D. The sum of the squares of the three numbers is a. A alone is sufficient b. C is sufficient c. A and B are sufficient d. Either A or C is sufficient
  • 170. 150 Problem Sonus income is how much more than Monus ? A. Sonus income is 30% less than her husbands whose provident fund deduction at the rate of 5% is Rs. 975 per month. B. Monu spends 30% of her income on house rent, 15% of which is electricity bill. C. Sonus expenditure on house rent is Rs. 4,500 more than that of Monus. a. Only B and C are sufficient b. Any two statements are sufficient c. Only A and C are sufficient d. Even all together are not sufficient
  • 171. 151 Problem Find out the share of B out of the combined share of A. Band C of Rs. 946. A. The share of A is 2/9 of the combined share of B and C. B. The share of B is 3/19 of the combined share of A and C. C. The share of C is 2.143 times the combined share of B and A. a. Only statements A and C are sufficient b. Only statement B alone is sufficient c. Any two statements are sufficient d. Either statements A and C together or B alone is sufficient
  • 172. 152 Problem Mohan is 6 years older than Sohan. What will be the sum of their present ages ? A. After 6 years the ratio of their ages will be 6 : 5. B. The ratio of their present ages is 5 : 4. C. 6 years ago the ratio of their ages was 4 : 3. a. Only B alone is sufficient b. Only A alone is sufficient c. Only A and C together are sufficient d. Any one of A, B and C is sufficient
  • 173. DIRECTIONS for questions 153 to 156:Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statementsnumbered / and II given below it. You have, to decide whether the data providedin the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both thestatements and give answer as:1. if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.2. if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.3. if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone arc not sufficient to answer the question.4. if the data even in both statements I and I together are not sufficient to answer the question.
  • 174. 153 Problem In a two-digit number, the digit at units place is . more than the digit at tens place. Find the two-digit number. a. Sum of their digits is 10. b. The difference between the number and the number obtained by interchanging the position of the digits is 36.
  • 175. 154 Problem What is the average age of the children in a class a. The age of the teacher is as many years as the number of children. b. The average age increases by 1 year if the( teachers age is also included.
  • 176. 155 Problem Which newspaper has the maximum circulation in Delhi ? a. 2 lakh copies of newspaper X are sold in Delhi while the circulation of newspaper V is estimated at 3 lakh. b. The circulation of newspaper Y is 55 per cent of the total circulation of newspapers.
  • 177. 156 Problem What is the difference between the shares of prof-its of Kekha and Nutan out of a profit of Rs. 6,000 at the end of the year ? a. Rekha invested Rs. 50,000 and withdrew Rs. 1.000 after 4 months. b. For the last 8 months. Nutans capital was 125% of Rekhas.
  • 178. DIRECTIONS for questions 157 to 160:Following questions consist of two quantities, one in Column A and one inColumn B. You are to compare the two quantities. Mark the answer as1. if the quantity in Column A is greater;2. if the two quantities are equal;3. if the quantity in Column B is greater;4. if the relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
  • 179. 157 Problem Column A Column B (- 3)8 (- 3)9
  • 180. 158 Problem 9 x 682 X 7 10 X 682 x6
  • 181. 159 Problem cJd2e2/c3d3e3 cde/3
  • 182. 160 Problem 1 0.0005 % 2
  • 183. DIRECTIONS for questions 161 to I8ORead the following passages carefully to answer the questions that follow each passage. PASSAGE - IAgriculture dominates change in India through its causal links with factor and product markets. Itemploys 60 per cent of the labour force and contributes 26 per cent of the gross domestic product. Inthe poorer states, its contribution to the domestic product is close to 40 per cent. Low productivity inagriculture has led to the concentration of the poor in this sector. Due to the sheer size of theagricultural economy and the importance of its major products (cereals) in the diets of the poor, gains inagricultural productivity have significant potential impact on poverty. Theoretically, it is possible toreduce poverty as well as expand the domestic market for industry by raising labour productivity inagnail* e and spreading its gains among the low income group Modeling of the linkages betweenagricultural and industrial growth has shown that a 10 per cent increase in agricultural output wouldincrease industrial output by 5 per cent and urban workers would benefit by both increased industrialemployment and price deflation. However, there is a symmetry of adjustments in the demand andsupply of agricultural goods. An increase in non-agricultural production would lead to an immediateincrease in demand for intermediate and final agricultural goods, whereas supply-side adjustmentsinvolving re-allocation of resources and net additional investment for capacity expansion
  • 184. PASSAGE - IAgriculture dominates change in India through its causal links with factor and product markets. Itemploys 60 per cent of the labour force and contributes 26 per cent of the gross domestic product. Inthe poorer states, its contribution to the domestic product is close to 40 per cent. Low productivity inagriculture has led to the concentration of the poor in this sector. Due to the sheer size of theagricultural economy and the importance of its major products (cereals) in the diets of the poor, gains inagricultural productivity have significant potential impact on poverty. Theoretically, it is possible toreduce poverty as well as expand the domestic market for industry by raising labour productivity inagnail* e and spreading its gains among the low income group Modeling of the linkages betweenagricultural and industrial growth has shown that a 10 per cent increase in agricultural output wouldincrease industrial output by 5 per cent and urban workers would benefit by both increased industrialemployment and price deflation. However, there is a symmetry of adjustments in the demand andsupply of agricultural goods. An increase in non-agricultural production would lead to an immediateincrease in demand for intermediate and final agricultural goods, whereas supply-side adjustmentsinvolving re-allocation of resources and net additional investment for capacity expansion take a muchlonger period. There is a widely held view that in a large country like India, the demand stimulus forindustrialization would come mainly from agriculture with less social and economic costs.Interdependencies in food and labour market are important for the development, process. An upward
  • 185. shift in the food supply curve would simultaneously result in an upward shift in the labour demandcurve. The magnitude of the interdependence depends on the technique of production causing the shiftsin the food supply curve. Similarly, an upward shift in the labour supply curve shifts up the food demandcurve. The extent of interdependence between the forces of labour supply and food demand depends onthe employment output elasticity and the income elasticity of demand for food. The recent estimate ofthe employment output elasticity in agriculture is around 0.5, income elasticity of food is in the range of0.55 - 0.60 and that for cereals is 0.25 - 0.30. The other important inter-dependency, which plays acrucial role in inducing indirect employment, is that between food and other sectors through demandlinkages. Since food accounts for a major share in the budget of the poor and any reduction in the foodprice levels a significant proportion of income for other items, a lower food price stimulates employmentin industrial and service sectors. On the other hand an increase in the food price would increase thewage costs of industrial products and hence the prices of industrial products. In the absence ofadjustments through exports, it would result in demand deficiency. Clearly, the most favourable situationin India is one in which labour demand outpaces its supply and food supply outpaces its demand.Wage rate cannot fall below a certain minimum determined by the costs of subsistence living and thelabour supply curve turns elastic at the subsistence wage rate. Demographic pressure cannot push thewage rate below the subsistence level. People would be willing to starve rather than work unless the
  • 186. energy expended in physical work is compensated by the energy provided by food. Food grain priceusually determines the subsistence wage rate in agricultural as well as in the urban informal sector sincefood grains account for about four-fifth of the caloric intake of the poor.
  • 187. 161 Problem Which of the following is meant by "the labour sup-ply curve turns elastic at the subsistence wage rate" as used in the passage ? a. People refuse to work at the minimum wage rate. b. People are eager to work at the minimum wage rate. c. People still work at the minimum wage rate. d. People have no option but to work at the minimum wage rate.
  • 188. 162 Problem Which of the following statements is not true in the context of the passage ? a. Increase in labour productivity in agriculture can reduce poverty. b. Agricultural sector can increase the demand for labour forces c. Agricultural sector can provide the impetus for greater industrialization at lower cost. d. All arc true
  • 189. 163 Problem Which of the following in addition to employment output elasticity, according to the passage, creates indirect employment ? a. Inter-linkage of demand of food and other sectors b. Income elasticity of demand for food c. Inter-dependence of forces of labour supply and food demand d. All the above
  • 190. 164 Problem Why. according to the passage, does lower food price stimulate employment in the industrial and service sectors ? a. Poorer people cannot afford to buy non-food products. b. The production cost of non-agricultural products and services reduces. c. L,owcr price of food items provides the poor with extra funds to buy other products and services. d. Industrial sector can afford to employ more people at lower cost
  • 191. PASSAGE - IIThe lithosphère, or outer shell, of the earth is made up of about a dozen rigid plates that move withrespect to one another. New Iithosphere is created at mid-ocean ridges by the upwelling and cooling ofmagma from the earths interior. Since new Iithosphere is continuously being created and the earth isnot expanding to any appreciable extent, the question arises: What happens to the "old" Iithosphere?The answer came in the late 1960s as the- last major link in the theory of sea-floor spreading and platetectonics that has revolutionized our understanding of tectonic processes, or stnictural deformation, inthe earth and has provided a unifying theme for many diverse observations of the earth sciences. Theold Iithosphere is subducted, or pushed down, into the earths mantle (the thick shell of red-hot rockbeneath the earths thin, cooler crust and above its metallic, partly melted core). As the formerly rigidplate descends it slowly heats up, and over a period of millions of years it is absorbed into the generalcirculation of the earths mantle.The subduction of the Iithosphere is perhaps the most significant phenomenon in global tectonics.Subduction not only explains what happens to old Iithosphere but also accounts for many of the geologicprocesses that shape the earths surface. Most of the worlds volcanoes and earthquakes are associatedwith descending lithospheric plates. The prominent island arcs — chains of islands such as the Aleutians,the Kuriles, the Marianas, and the islands of Japan — are surface expressions of the subduction process.The deepest trendies of the worlds oceans, including the Java and Tonga trenches and all others
  • 192. associated with island arcs, mark the seaward boundary of subduction zones. Major mountain belts,such as the Andes and the Himalayas, have resulted from the convergence and subduction oflithospheric plates.To understand the subduction proce >s it is necessary to look at the thermal regime of the earth. Thetemperatures within I he earth at first, iucreasc rapidly with depth, reaching about 1,200 degrees Celsiusat a depth of 100 kilometers. Then they increase more gradually, approaching 2,000 degrees C at about500 kilometers. The minerals in peridotite, the major constituent of the upper mantle, start to melt atabout 1,200 C, or typically at a depth of 100 kilometers. Under the oceans the upper mantle is fairly softand may contain some molten material at depths as shallow as 80 kilometers. The soft region of themantle, over which the rigid lithospheric plate normally moves, is the asthenospherc. It appears that incertain areas convection currents in the asthenospherc may drive the plates, and that in other regionsthe pfate motions may drive the convection currents.Several factors contribute to the heating of the lithosphere as it descends into the mantle. First, heatsimply flows into the cooler lithosphere from the surrounding warmer mantle. Since the conductivity ofthe rock increases with temperature, the conductive heating becomes more efficient with increasingdepth. Second, as the lithospheric slab descends it is subjected to increasing pressure, which introducesheat of compression. Third, the slab is heated by the radioactive decay of uranium, thdrium and
  • 193. potassium, which are present in the earths crust and add heat at a constant rate to the descendingmaterial. Fourth, heat is provided by the energy «released when the minerals in the lithosphere changeto denser phases, or more compact crystal structures, as they are subjected to higher pressures duringdescent. Finally, heat is generated by friction, shear stresses and the dissipation of viscous motions at theboundaries between the moving lithospheric plate and the surrounding mantle. Among all these sourcesthe first and fourth contribute the most toward the heating of the descending lithosphere.
  • 194. 165 Problem According to the passage, which of the following statements is/are true of the earths mantle ? I. It is in a state of flux. II. Its temperature far exceeds that of the lithosphere. III. It eventually incorporates the sub ducted lithosphere. a. 1 only b. 1 and III only c. II only d. 1.11. and III
  • 195. 166 Problem It can be inferred from the passage that the author regards current knowledge about the relationship between lithosphere plate motions and the convec-tion currents in the asthenospherc as a. obsolete b. derivative c. unfounded d. tentative
  • 196. 167 Problem The author is most probably addressing which of the following audiences ? a. Geothermal researchers investigating the as then sphere as a potential energy source b. College undergraduates enrolled in an introductory course on geology c. Historians of science studying the origins of plate tectonic theory d. Graduate student engaged in analyzing the rate of sea-floor spreading
  • 197. 168 Problem Which of the following is not true of the heating of the lithosphere as it is described in the passage ? a. The temperature gradient between the lithosphere and the surrounding mantle enables heat to be transferred from the latter to the former. b. The more the temperature of the lithospheric slab increases, the more conductive the rock itself becomes. c. Minerals in the lithospheric slab release heat in the course of phase changes that occur during their descent into the mantle. d. The further the lithospheric slab descends into the mantle, the faster the radioactive decay of elements within it adds to its heat.
  • 198. PASSAGE - IIIIt is indisputable that in order to fulfill its many functions, water should be clean and biologicallyvaluable. The costs connected with the provision of biologically valuable water for food production, withthe maintenance of sufficiently clean water, therefore, are primarily production costs. Purely"environmental" costs seem to be in this respect only costs connected with the safeguarding of cultural,recreational and sports functions which the watercourses and reservoirs fulfill both in nature and inhuman settlements. The pollution problems of the atmosphere resemble those of the water only partly.So far, the supply of air has not been deficient as was the case with water, and it he dimensions of theair-shed are so vast that a number of people still hold the opinion that air need not be economized.However, scientific forecasts have shown that the time may be already approaching when clear andbiologically valuable air will become problem No. 1.Air being ubiquitous, people are particularly sensitive about any reduction in the quality of theatmosphere, the increased contents of dust and gaseous exhalations, and particularly about thepresence of odours. The demand for purity of atmosphere, therefore, emanates much more from thepopulation itself than from the specific sectors of the national economy affected by a polluted or evenbiologically aggressive atmosphere. The households share ii< atmospheric pollution is far bigger thanthat of indus.ry which, in turn, further complicates the economic problems of atmospheric purity. Somecountries have already collected positive experience with the reconstruction of whole urban sectors on
  • 199. the basis of new heating appliances based on the combustion of solid fossil fuels; estimates of theeconomic consequences of such measures have also been put forward.In contrast to water, where the maintenance of purity would seem primarily to be related to the costs ofproduction and transport, a far higher proportion of the costs of maintaining the purity of theatmosphere derives from environmental consideration. Industrial sources of gaseousaud dust emissionsarc well known and classified; their location can be accurately identified, which makes them controllable.With the exception, perhaps, of the elimination of sulphur dioxide, technical means and technologicalprocesses exist which can be used for the elimination of all excessive impurities of the air from thevarious emissions.Atmospheric pollution caused by the private property of individuals (their dwellings, automobiles, etc.) isdifficult to control. Some sources such as motor vehicles arc very mobile, and they are thus capable ofpolluting vast territories. In this particular case, the cost of anti-polhtion measures will have to be borne,to a considerable extent, by individuals, whether in the form of direct coss or indirectly in the form ofform of taxes, dues, surcharges, etc.The problem of noise is a typical example of an environmental problem which cannot be solved onlypassively, i.e.. merely by protective measures, but vill require the adoption of active measures, i.e., diiectinterventions at the source. The costs of a compbtc protection against noise are so prohibitive as to makj
  • 200. it unthinkable even in the economically most developed countries. At the satpe time it would not seemfeasible, either economically or politically, to force the populati)n to carry the costs of individualprotection against noise, for example, by reinforcing the sound insulation of thdr homes. A solution ofthis problem probably cannot c found in the near future.
  • 201. 169 Problem Scientific forecasts have shown that clear and bio-logically valuable air a. is likely to remain abundant for some time b. may soon be dangerously lacking c. creates fewer economic difficulties than does water pollution d. may be beyond the capacity of our technology to protect
  • 202. 170 Problem The costs involved in the maintenance of pure wa-ter are determined primarily by A. Production costs B. Transport costs C. Research costs a. 1 only b. 1 and II >only c. Ill only d. II and III only
  • 203. 171 Problem According to the passage, the problem of noise can be solved through A. Active measures B. Passive measures C. Tax levies a. 1 only b. 1 and II only c. Ill only d. II and III only
  • 204. 172 Problem According to the passage, the costs of some anti-pollution measures will have to be borne by indi-viduals because a. individuals contribute to the creation of pollution b. industry is not willing to bear its share c. governments do not have adequate resources d. individuals are more easily taxed than producers
  • 205. PASSAGE - IVMuch as an electrical lamp transforms electrical energy into heat and light, the v isual "apparatus" of ahuman being acts as a transformer of light into sight. Light projected from a source or reflected by anobject enters the cornea and lens of the eyeball. The energy is transmitted to the retina of the eyewhose rods and cones arc activated. The stimuli are transferred by nerve cells to the optic nerve andthen to the brain, man is a binocular animal, and the impressions from his two eyes are translated intosight — a rapid, compound analysis of the shape, form, colour, size, position, and motion of the things hesees. Photometry Is the science of measuring light. The illuminating engineer and designer employphotometric data constantly in their work. In all fields of application of light and lighting, they predicatetheir choice of equipment, lamps, wall finishes, colours of light and backgrounds, and other factorsaffecting the luminous and environmental pattern to be secured, in great part from data suppliedoriginally by photometric laboratory. Today, extensive tables and charts of photometric data are usedwidely, constituting the basis for many details of design. Although the lighting designer may not be calledupon to the detailed work of making measurements or plotting data in the form of photometric curvesand analyzing them, an understanding of the terms used and their derivation form valuable backgroundknowledge. The perception of colour is a complex visual sensation, intimately related to light.
  • 206. The apparent colour of an object depends primarily upon four factors: its ability to reflect variousdolours of light, the nature of the light by which it is seen, the colour of its surroundings, and thecharacteristics and state of adaptation of the eye. In most discussions of colour, a distinction is madebetween white and coloured objects. White is the colour name most usually applied to a material thatdiffusely transmits a high percentage of all the hues of light. Colours that have 110 hue are termedneutral or achromatic colours. They include white, off-white, all shades of gray, down to black. Allcoloured objects selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light and reflect or transmit others in varyingdegrees. Inorganic materials, chiefly metals such as copper and brass, reflect light from their surfaces.Hence we have the term "surface" or "metallic" colours, as contrasted with "body" or "pigment" colours.In the former, the light reflected from the surface is often tinted. Most paints. 011 the other hand, havebody or pigment colours. In these, light is reflected from the surface without much colour change, butthe body material absorbs some colours and reflects others; hence, the diffuse reflection from the bodyof the material is coloured but often appears to be overlaid and diluted with a "white" reflection fromthe glossy surface of the paint film. In paints and enamels, the pigment particles, which are usuallyopaque, are suspended in a vehicle sucfi as oil or plastic. The particles of a dye. on the other hand, arcconsiderably finer and may be described as colouring matter in solution. The dye particles are moreoften transparent or translucent.
  • 207. 173 Problem According to the passage, lighting engineers need Not a. plot photometric curves b. utilize photometric data c. understand photometric techniques d. have mathematical expertise
  • 208. 174 Problem The colour black is an example of a. a surface colour b. an achromatic colour c. an organic colour d. a diffuse colour
  • 209. 175 Problem Paint is an example of a substance containing a. inorganic material b. body colours c. surface colours d. metallic colours
  • 210. 176 Problem The perception of colour is a. a photometric phenomenon b. a complex visual sensation c. activated by the brain d. light reflected by a source
  • 211. PASSAGE - VAt the Fourth World Water Forum held in Mexico City in March 2006, the 120-nation assembly could notreach a consensus on declaring the right to safe and clean drinking water a human right. Millions ofpeople the world over do not have access to potable water supply. But it is good times for the bottled-water industry, which is cashing in on the need for clean drinking water and the ability of urban elite topay an exorbitant price for this very basic human need. The fortunes of this more-than-$100-billionglobal industry arc directly related to the human apathy towards the environment the more we polluteour water bodies, the more the sales of bullied water. It is estimated that the global consumption ofbottled water is nearing 200 billion liters - sufficient to satisfy the daily drinking water need of one-fourthof the Indian population or about 4-5 per cent of the global population.In India, the per capita bottled water consumption is still quite low — less than five I tiers a year ascompared to Qhc global average of 24 liters. However, the total annual bottled water consumption hasrisen rapidly in recent times — it has tripled between 1999 and 2004 — from about 1.5 billion liters tofive billion liters. These are boom times for the Indian bottled water industry — more so because tineeconomics arc sound, the bottom line is fat and the Indian government hardly cares for what happens tothe nations water resources. India is the tenth largest bottled water consumer in the world. In 2002, theindustry had an estimated turnover of Rs. 10 billion (Rs. 1,000crores). Today it is one of Indias fastestgrowing industrial sectors. Between 1999 and 2004, the Indian bottled water market grew at a
  • 212. compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 25 per cent — the highest in the world. With over a thousandbottled water producers, the Indian bottled water industry is big by even international standards. Thereare more than 200 brands, nearly 80 per cent of which are local. Most of the small-scale producers sellnon-branded products and serve small markets. In fact, making bottled water is today a cottage industryin the country. Leave alone the metros, where a bottled-water manufacturer can be found even in a one-room shop, in every medium and small city and even some prosperous rural areas there are bottledwater manufacturers.Despite the large number of small producers, this industry is dominated by the big players Parle Bisleri,Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Parle Agro, Mohan Meakins, SKN Breweries and so on. Parle was the first majorIndian company to enter the bottled water market in the country when it introduced Bisleri in India 25years ago. Hie rise of the Indian bottled water industry began with the economic liberalization process in1991. The market was virtually stagnant until 1991. when the demand for bottled water was less thantwo million cases a year. However, since 1991 -1992 it has not. looked back, and the demand in 2004 —05 was a staggering 82 million cases. Bottled water is sold in a variety of packages: pouches andglasses, 330 ml bottles, 500 ml bottles, one-liter bottles and even 20 to 50 liter bulk water packs.The formal bottled water business in India-can be divided broadly into three segments in terms ofcost: premium natural mineral water, natural mineral water and packaged drinking water.
  • 213. Attracted by the huge potential that Indias vast middle class offers, multinational players such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have been trying for the past decade to capture the Indian bottled water market. Todaythey have captured a significant portion of it. However, Parle Bisleri continues to hold 40 per cent of themarket share. Kinley and Aquafina arc fast catching up, with Kinley holding 20 25 per cent of the marketand Aquafina approximately 10 percent. The rest, including the smaller players, have 20 25 per cent ofthe market share.The majority of the bottling plants whether they produce bottled water or soft drinks are dependent ongroundwater. They create huge water stress in the areas where they operate because groundwater isalso the main source in most places the only source of drinking water in India. This has created hugeconflict between the community and the bottling plants. Private companies in India can siphon out,exhaust and export groundwater free because the groundwater law in the country is archaic and not intune with the realities of modern capitalist societies. T he existing law says that the person who ownsthe land owns the groundwater beneath". This means that, theoretically, a person can buy one squaremetre of land and take all the groundwater of the surrounding areas and the law of land cannot object toit. This law is the core of the conflict between the commum" and the companies and the major reasonfor making the business of bottled water in the country highly lucrative.
  • 214. 177 Problem According to the passage, which one of the follow-ing statements is not true ? a. Private companies are exploiting groundwater resources in India due to outdated law. b. The growth of Indian bottled water industry is a pre-cconomic liberalization process. c. Manufacturers excluding bigger players have, approximately 20 - 25% of the market share of bottled water. d. Bottled water production in India is a cottage industry roday.
  • 215. 178 Problem Which brand is hav ing the largest pie in the Indian bottled water market ? a. Coca-Cola b. Parle Bisleri c. PepsiCo d. Mohan Meakins
  • 216. 179 Problem What is/are the reason(s) for the global growth of bottled water industry ? a. Pollution of water bodies b. Basic human need for clean drinking water c. Paying capacity of the elite d. All of the above
  • 217. 180 Problem According to the passage, which of the following statements is/are true ? A. In India, the increase in total annual bottled water consumption is followed by increase in per capita bottled water consumption. B. Indian bottled water market grew at the highest CAGR. C. The formal bottled water business in India is divided into broadly two segments in terms of cost. a. A only - b. A and C both c. Bonly d. A, B and C
  • 218. 181 Problem A polygon has 25 sides, the lengths of which start-ing from the smallest side are in A.P. If the perim-eter of the polygon is 2100 cm and the length of the largest side 20 times that of the smallest, then, the length of the smallest side and the common differ-ence of the A. P. are a. 8 cm and 6- cm respectively b. 8 cm and 5- cm respectively c. 6 cm and 6— cm respectively d. None of these
  • 219. 182 Problem A car travels 25 km an hour taster than a bus for a journey of 500 km. If the bus takes 10 hours more than the car. then the speeds of the bus and the car are a. 25 krn/hr and 40 km/hr respectively b. 25 km/hr and 60 km/hr respectively c. 25 km/hr and 50 km/hr respectively d. None of these
  • 220. 183 Problem When a group photograph is taken, all the seven teachers should be in the first row and all the twenty students should be in the second row. If the two corners of the second row are reserved for the two tallest students, interchangeable only between them, and if the middle seat of the front row is reserved for the principal: the number of such possible ar-rangements is a. 720 X 18! b. 1440 x18! c. 1370x18! d. None of these
  • 221. 184 Problem In a certain city, all telephone numbers have six digits, the first two digits always being 41 or 42 or 46 or 62 or 64. The number of telephone numbers having all six digits distinct is a. 8400 b. 9200 c. 7200 d. None of these
  • 222. 185 Problem A person standing on the bank of a river finds that the angle of elevation of the top of a tower on the opposite bank is 45°. Which of the following state-ments is correct ? a. Breadth of the river is twice the height of the tower. b. Breadth of the river is half of the height of the tower. c. Breadth of the riverand the height of the tower are the same. d. None of these
  • 223. 186 Problem Three groups A. B. C are contesting for a position on the Board of Directors of a company. The prob-abilities of their winning are 0-5, 0-3, 0-2 respec-tively. If the group A wins, the probability of intro-ducing a new product is 0-7 and the corresponding probabilities for group B and C are 0-6 and 0-5 respectively. The probability that the new product will be introduced, is a. 0.52 b. 0.74 c. 0.63 d. None of these
  • 224. 187 Problem An article manufactured by a company consists of two parts- A and B. In the process of manufacture of part A, 9 out o 10 are likely to be defective. Similarly 5 out of 100 are likely to be defective in the manufacture of part B. The probability that the assembled part will not be defective, is a. 0.8645 b. 0.9645 c. 0.6243 d. None of these
  • 225. 188 Problem A firm readymade garments makes both mens and womens shirts. Its average profit is 6% of sales. Its. profits in mens shirt average 8% of sales and womens shirt comprise 60% of output. The aver-age profit per sales rupee in womens shirts is a. 0.0466 b. 0.0666 c. 0.0166 d. None of these
  • 226. 189 Problem In a certain town 25% families own phone and 15% own a car, 65% families own neither a phone nor a car. 2,000 families own both a car and a phone. Consider the following statements in this regard: I. 10% families own both a car and phone. II. 35% fami I ies own either a car or phone. III. 40,000 families live in the town. Which of the above statements are correct ? a. I and II b. II and III c. I and 111 d. I, II and III
  • 227. 190 Problem The hands of a clock are 10 cm and 7 cm respec-tively. The difference between the distance tra-versed by their extremities in 3 days 5 hours is a. 4552.67 cm b. 4557.67 cm c. 4555.67cm d. 4559.67cm
  • 228. 191 Problem A circular grass plot, whose diameter is 70 m, con-tains a gravel walk 5 m wide round it, 15 m from the edge. The cost to turf the grass plot at Rs. 2 per nr is a. Rs. 6,000 b. Rs. 6,400 c. Rs. 6,200 d. Rs. 6,600
  • 229. 192 Problem The trunk of a tree is a right cylinder 1.5 m in ra-dius and 10 m high. The volume of the timber which remains when the trunk is trimmed just enough to reduce it to a rectangular parallelopiped on a square base is a. 44 m3 b. 46 m3 c. 45 m3 d. 47 m}
  • 230. 193 Problem A semicircular sheet of paper of diameter 28 cm is bent to cover the exterior surface of an open coni-cal ice cream cup. The depth of the ice cream cup is a. 10.12 cm b. 8.12 cm c. 12.12cm d. 14.12cm
  • 231. 194 Problem If logj B =1/2 logh C = 1/3 and logc A =K/5, the value of K is a. 25 b. 35 c. 30 d. 20
  • 232. 195 Problem The HCF and LCM of two numbers are 21 and 4641 respectively. If one of number lies between 200 and 300. the two number are a. 1273,357 b. 273,361 c. 273,359 d. 273,363
  • 233. 196 Problem The fare on a commodity is diminished by 10% and its consumption increases by 10%. The collection of the revenue derived from it is K% change. The value of K is a. 0 b. -1 c. 1 d. 2
  • 234. 197 Problem The average monthly expenditure of a family was Rs. 2200 during first 3 months Rs. 2250 during next 4 months and Rs. 3120, during last 5 month of the year. If the total saving during the year was Rs.1260, the average monthly income Rs. a. Rs. 2605 b. Rs. 2805 c. Rs. 2705 d. Rs. 2905
  • 235. 198 Problem In a Express Train passengers traveling in A.C. Sleeper Class, First Class and Sleeper Class are in the ratio 1:2:3, and fare to each class in the ratio 5:4:2. If the two income form this train is Rs. 57000, the income of A.C. Sleeper Class is a. Rs. 8000 b. Rs. 12000 c. Rs. 15000 d. 6000
  • 236. 199 Problem A dishonest dealer professes to sell his goods at the cost price but uses a wait of 800gm instead of I kg. Find his real gain percent. a. 25% b. 20% c. 30% d. None of these
  • 237. 200 Problem A dishonest hair dresser use a mixture having 5 part pure after shave lotion and 3 part pure water. After taking out some portion of the mixture, he adds equal amount pure water to the remaining portion of mixture such that the amount of after shave lotion and water become equal, the part of mixture taken out a. 1/3 b. 1/5 c. ¼ d. 1/6
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