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1. 1. MAT –PAST PAPERSMAT- UNSOLVED PAPER –DEC- 2009
2. 2. Directions (Questions 1-4) :Study the pie-chart carefully to answer the questions that follow- Percentage -wise Break up of students in terms of specialization in MBATotal number of students = 8000
3. 3. 01 Problem What is the total number of students having specialization in IR, Marketing and IT? a. 4640 b. 4080 c. 4260 d. 4400
4. 4. 02 Problem Students having IB as specialization forms approximately what percent of student having Marketing as specialization? a. 116 b. 86 c. 124 d. 74
5. 5. 03 Problem What is the total number of students having IB as specialization? a. 1520 b. 1280 c. 1360 d. 1120
6. 6. 04 Problem What is the respective ratio of the students having Finance as specialization to that of students having HR as specialization? a. 11:19 b. 18:13 c. 6:7 d. 12:21
7. 7. Directions (Questions 5 - 8):The following line graph gives the annual percent profit earned by a companyduring the period 1995-2000. Study the line graph and answer the questionsthat are based on it.
8. 8. 05 Problem If the income in 1998 was Rs 264 crores, what was the expenditure in 1998? a. Rs 104 crores b. Rs 145 crores c. Rs 160 crorers d. Rs 185 crores
9. 9. 06 Problem During which of the following years, the ratio of income to expenditure is the minimum? a. 1996 b. 1997 c. 1998 d. 1999
10. 10. 07 Problem What is the average profit earned for the given years? 2 a. 50 3 b. 55 5 6 c. 60 1 6 d.335
11. 11. 08 Problem If the expenditure in 1996 and 1999 are equal, then the approximate ratio of the income in 1996 and 1999 respectively is a. 1:1 b. 2:3 c. 9:10 d. 13:14
12. 12. Directions (Questions 9-12):Study the graphs to answer these questions.In an election, if no single candidate secures a simple majority of 50% in the firstround, then the top five candidates in terms of votes polled proceed to the nextround. If no one still gets a simple majority, then the top three of that round gointo the next round. If the decision is still not decisive in favour of one candidate,only the top two proceed to the last round. The following pie-charts show theresults of the elections.
13. 13. 09 Problem How many more votes were cast in favour of candidate G in Round 2 as compared to Round 1? a. 1 million b. 1 lakh c. 0.01 million d. None of these
14. 14. 10 Problem Which of the following candidates got equal number of votes in both the rounds? a. E b. D c. B d. G
15. 15. 11 Problem The law states that every candidate other than the top five candidates in Round 1 must pay Rs. 20 for every vote less than the votes of the lowest of top five. How much will be the government earn through this source? a. Rs. 5.6 million b. Rs. 6 million c. Rs. 56 million d. None of these
16. 16. 12 Problem Ratio of votes secured by candidate E in the first round to those by candidate B in the second round is a. 28:27 b. 4:5 c. 2:5 d. 28 : 65
17. 17. 13 Problem In the Venn diagram below, circle represents sportspersons, square represents unmarried persons, triangle represents women and rectangle represents educated persons. Every section is numbered. Study the diagram and answer the question. Which sections are represented by number 11? a. Married, Educated,- Sportsmen b. Unmarieed, Uneducation, Women, Sportsperson c. Married, Educated, Women, Sportswomen d. Unmarried, Educated, Sportswomen
18. 18. Directions (Questions 14 - 17):Complete the series by replacing the ? mark.
19. 19. 14 Problem BC 6, EFG210, 1JK? a. 1000 b. 190 c. 990 d. 999
20. 20. 15 Problem 2A11,4D13, 12G17, ? a. 36J21 b. 48J21 c. 36119 d. 48J23
21. 21. 16 Problem 4, 40, 34, ?, 16, 4 a. 26 b. 21 c. 28 d. 19
22. 22. 17 Problem 5, 9, 16,29, 54, 103, ? a. 103 b. 94 c. 102 d. 200
23. 23. Directions (Questions 18-21) :Each of these questions consists of a pair of words. Establish the relationshipamong the given pairs and identify the pair that best illustrates a similarrelationship from amongst the alternatives.
24. 24. 18 Problem KICK:FOOTBALL a. Mop : Sweep b. Dust : Rage c. Wash : Dishes d. Throw : Ring
25. 25. 19 Problem RECTANGLE : PENTAGON a. Triangle : Rectangle b. Diagonal : Perimeter c. Side : Angle d. Circle : Square
26. 26. 20 Problem INHERIT:ACQUIRE a. Instinct : Habit b. Learn : Discover c. Loss : Gain d. Hierarchical : Succession
27. 27. 21 Problem OAK:CONIFEROUS a. Fish : Sea b. Animals : Carnivore c. Tree : Grove d. Chimpanzee : Ape
28. 28. Directions (Questions 22-25):Read the following information carefully to answer these questions. A word- numberarrangement machine when given an input as set of words-numbers rearrange is completefollowing that rule.Following is an illustration of input and steps of re-arrangement till the last step.Input : pour ask 57 dear 39 fight 17 28Step I : ask pour 57 dear 39 fight 17 28Step II : ask 57 pour dear 39 fight 17 28Step III : ask 57 dear pour 39 fight 17 28Step IV : ask 57 dear 39 pour fight 17 28Step V : ask 57 dear 39 fight 28 pour 17Step VI : ask 57 dear 39 fight 17 28and Step VI is the last output.As per the rule followed in the above steps find out the answer to each of the followingquestions.
29. 29. 22 Problem If Step II of an input is "cut 97 38 end for 29 46 down", which of the following will be the last step? a. VI b. IV c. V d. VII
30. 30. 23 Problem If the Step I of an input is "car 17 vas tiger 92 87 like 52" which of the following will be the Step IV? a. car 92 like 87 tiger 17 vas 52 b. car 92 like 87 17 vas tiger 52 c. car 92 like 87 tiger 52 17 vas d. car 92 like 17 vas tiger 87 52
31. 31. 24 Problem Input: zeal for 49 31 high 22 track 12. Which of the following will be the Step III? a. for 49 high zeal 31 22 track 12 b. for 49 high 31 zeal 22 track 12 c. for 49 high 31 track 22 zeal 12 d. for 49 high 31 track zeal 22 12
32. 32. 25 Problem Input : 19 feat 34 28 dog bag take 43. "Bag 43 dog 19 feat 34 28 take" would be the Step 3 a. I b. IV c. II d. None of these
33. 33. 26 Problem A computer can perform 309 identical tasks in six hours. At that rate, what is the minimum number of computers that should be assigned to complete 80 of the tasks within 3 hours? a. 12 b. 7 c. 6 d. 16
34. 34. 27 Problem A and B can separately do a price of work in 9 and 12 days respectively. If they work for a day alternately, A beginning in how many days, the work will be completed. 1 10 a. 4 days 2 b. 4 days 7 1 c. 8 days 4 d. 3 days 12 4
35. 35. 28 Problem Anu can complete a wort- in 10 days. Manu is 25% more efficient than Anu and Sonu is 60% more efficient than Manu. Working together, how long would they take to finish the job? a. days b. days c. days d. days
36. 36. 29 Problem Working 7 hours daily, 24 men can complete a piece of work in 27 days. In how many days would 14 men complete the same piece of work by working 9 hours daily? a. 29 days b. 39 days c. 36 days d. 30 days
37. 37. 30 Problem At what percentage above the C.P. must an article he marked so as to gain 23% after allowing a customer discount of 5% a. 30% b. 40% c. 60% d. 20%
38. 38. 31 Problem Even after reducing the marked price of a pen by Rs. 32, a shopkeeper makes a profit of 15%. If the cost price be Rs. 320, what percentage of profit does he make if he sells the pen at the marked price? a. 25% b. 20% c. 10% d. 30%
39. 39. 32 Problem Tarun got 30% concession on the labelled price of an article and sold it for Rs. 8,750 with 25% profit on the price he bought. What was the labelled price? a. Rs. 16,000 b. Rs. 12, 000 c. Rs. 10,000 d. Rs. 14, 000
40. 40. 33 Problem 4 men and 6 women can complete a work in 8 days, while 3 men and 7 women can complete it in 10 days. In how many day will 10 women complete it. a. 35 b. 40 c. 45 d. 50
41. 41. 34 Problem Two cogged wheels of which one has 16 cogs and the other 27, work into each other. If the latter turns 80 times in three quarters of a minute, how often does the other turn in 8 seconds? a. 26 b. 25 c. 24 d. 27
42. 42. 35 Problem Two vessels contain spirit of 0.5 and 0.75 concentrations. If two litres from the first vessel and three litres from the second vessel are mixed, then what will be the ratio of the spirit and the water in the resultant solution? a. 15 : 17 b. 7:17 c. 13 : 7 d. 17:15
43. 43. 36 Problem In a mixture of 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 2 : 1. If the ratio of milk and water is to be 1 : 2, then the amount of water to be further added must be a. 40 liters b. 30 liters c. 20 liters d. 60 liters
44. 44. 37 Problem One type of liquid contains 25% of milk, the other contains 30% of milk. A container is filled with 6 parts of the first liquid and 4 parts of the second liquid. The percentage of milk in the mixture is a. 27% b. 31% c. 29% d. 33%
45. 45. 38 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 hirtj to go by scooter both ways? a. hours b. 5 hours c. hours d. hours
46. 46. 39 Problem The priest told the devotee, "The temple bell is rung at regular intervals of 45 minutes. The last bell was rung 5 minutes ago. The next bell is due to be rung at 7.45 am". At what time did the priest give this information to the devotee? a. 7.00 am b. 7.05 am c. 7.40 am d. 6.55 am
47. 47. Directions (Questions 40-43):Study the information below to answer these questionsFollowing are the conditions for allotment of flats built by the Town Council in the newly developed areaof Gurgoan city.The applicant musta. produce domicile certificate of the stateb. be employed or self-employed in Gurgaon for a minimum of 5 years be ready to pay the entire amount in 5 years periodc. not be owner or co-owner (if spouse is owner) of residential accommodation in the city limits of Gurgaon.d. not be less than 35 years of age as on December 31, 19 The case of an applicant who satisfies all the other criteria excepte. at (a) above, be referred to the President of Town Councilf. at (b) above, but is ready to produce ration card for last five years, be referred to Vice-Chairman of the House Allotment Committee.g. at (c) above, but is freedom-fighter or ex-servicemen or first relation i.e., son/daughter/husband/wife or freedom fightf/ex-serviceman, be referred to the Chairman of House Allotment Committee who can give concession for payment up to 15 years in such cases.
48. 48. The last date for receipt of application was December 31, 1996. Conditions set out in terms of age or duration of stay to be fulfilled as on December 31, 19%.Based on these criteria and information provided below, decide the course of action oin each case. You are not to assume anything. The cases are given to you as on 1.1.1997
49. 49. 40 Problem Manmohan is a 38 year old senior clerk in the local builders office in Gurgoan. He has put in service of 13 years but still does not own a house. He has produced domicile certificate and is ready to pay the entire amount in 8 years. He is the nephew of freedom fighter Kishenlal who stays in the nearby village a. Do not allot flat b. Refer to Vice-Chairman c. Allot flat d. Allot flat
50. 50. 41 Problem Ms. Uma Santosh is daughter of a renowned freedom fighter from another State. She is domiciled in the State and employed in the Town Council of Gurgaon for the last 6 years. She can pay the entire amount in 5 years. She has completed 34 years as on December 10, 1994. She does not own a house in Gurgaon. a. Do not allot flat b. Refer to Chairman c. Refer to President d. Refer to Vice-Chairman
51. 51. 42 Problem Ms. Mahima Gupta, domiciled, in the State, a married woman of 36 years who has been running a beauty parlour in the city since 4 March, 1992. Her husband is employed in a nearby city but both of them do not own a house in Gurgaon. She can pay the entire amount in 5 years. a. Refer to Chairman b. Do not allot flat c. Allot flat d. Refer to Vice-Chairman
52. 52. 43 Problem Yusuf Khan is an ex-serviceman who is a native of Gurgaon. He stays in a rented house and is working as security officer in a factory for the last two years after his retirement from the army at the age of 35 years. He has a ration card issued to him recently. He is ready to pay the entire amount in 5 years. a. Do not allot flat b. Allot flat c. Data inadequate d. Refer to President
53. 53. Directions (Questions 44-47):In each of the following questions, some sentences are given which are on thesame theme. Decide which sentence is the most preferable with respect togrammar, meaning and usage, suitable for a formal writing in English.
54. 54. 44 Problem a. He will no pay unless he is compelled. b. He will not pay unless he will be compelled c. He will not pay unless he is not compelled d. He will not pay till he is compelled.
55. 55. 45 Problem a. If you would heed the small details, the general plans would have succeeded. b. If you pay heed to the small details, the general plans will surely succeed. If you will pay heed to the small details, the general plans will surely succeed. c. If you will pay heed to .lie small details, the general plans will surely succeed. d. If you heeded to the small details, the general plans would surely succeed.
56. 56. 46 Problem a. Having not to wake his father, he came in quickly. b. He entered in quickly, so as not to wake his father. c. He came in too quickly to avoid waking his father. d. He came in very quickly so that he might avoid waking his father
57. 57. 47 Problem a. With a frown on his face, the teacher asked the student to leave the room. b. The teacher asked with a frown on his face the student to lave the room. c. The teacher asked the student with a frown on his face, to leave the room d. The teacher asked the student to leave the room with a from on his face.
58. 58. Directions (Questions 48-51):Choose the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.
59. 59. 48 Problem The instruction manual that came with the computer is no masterpiece of _________ prose because its instructions are so _______ that we still do not know how to set up the computer. a. worthless, clear b. valuable, intelligent c. clear, garbled d. confused, varied
60. 60. 49 Problem As many students know, a/an ______________ response, if skillfully worded, can imply at least a superficial __________ of knowledge about the subject. a. inarticulate, piece b. garbled, ignorance c. ambiguous, veneer d. elegant, lack
61. 61. 50 Problem Being a bit hesitant about _____________ the man as the complete fraud he suspected him to be, Bill chose to attack the weaker points of his theory,______________ them one-by-one. a. castigating, strengthening b. ridiculing, proving c. denouncing, debunking d. mocking, destroying
62. 62. 51 Problem Confused and ____________ Shyam fumbled to make sense of seemingly inconsistent statements, _________ the impatience of his listeners. a. philosophical, overlooking b. muddled, aware of c. prostrate, listening to d. incoherent, oblivious to
63. 63. 52 Problem A boat travels upstream from Q to P and downstream from P to Q in 3 hours. If the distance between P to Q is 4 km and the speed of the current is 1 km/hr, then what is the speed of the boat in still water? a. 2.5 km/hr b. 5.2 km/hr c. 4.5 km/hr d. 3 km/hr
64. 64. Directions (Questions 53-57):Study the following graphs and answer the questions. Distribution of candidateswho were enrolled for MBA entrance Exam and those candidates (out of thoseenrolled) who passed the exam in different Institutes.
65. 65. 53 Problem What percentage of candidates passed the exam from institue T out of the total number of candidates enrolled from the same institute ? a. 50% b. 62.5 % c. 75% d. 80%
66. 66. 54 Problem What is the ratio of candidates passed to the candidates enrolled from institute p ? a. 9: 11 b. 14: 17 c. 6: 11 d. 9: 17
67. 67. 55 Problem What is the percentage of candidates passed to the candidates enrolled from institutes Q and R together? a. 68% b. 80% c. 74% d. 65%
68. 68. 56 Problem Which institute has the highest percentage of candidates enrolled ? a. Q b. R c. V d. 7
69. 69. 57 Problem The number of candidates passed from institutes S and P together exceedes the number of candidates enrolled from institutes T and R together by a. 228 b. 279 c. 399 d. 407
70. 70. Directions (Questions 58-61):Study the caselet below to answer these questions.Mr. Keshri, the CEO of Keshri Food Inc. is facing a vital business decision. His company has two excitingnew inventions of mango varieties. The company has the option to go in for further development ofeither of these two varieties - Alphonso Superior and Langda Inferior. He estimates that the developmentcost of Alphonso Superior would be \$750000, while Langda Inferior would cost \$250000. The salaries ofscientists would constitute 28% of the cost while the research equipment and development facilitieswould account for 39%, irrespective of the variety of mango developed. Patenting cost would be \$ 30000each while the rest of the budget would be accounted for by overheads. Mr. Keshri calculates that thecountry-wise patent license fees for Alphonso Superior would be \$7500 per year per territory in adeveloped country and \$2500 per year per territory in an underdeveloped country. The country-wisepatent license fees in developed and underdeveloped countries for Langda Inferior would \$1250 per yearper territory. The latest UN statistics showed that there were 150000 territories in the world which couldbe classified as developed territories and 250000 territories were underdeveloped territories.
71. 71. 58 Problem Patenting cost would constitute what percentage of the total cost for Alphonso Superior? a. 6% b. 4% c. 12% d. 8%
72. 72. 59 Problem The license fee of Langda Inferior if it were licensed to all the available territories for a period of one year would amount to (in \$000) a. 500 b. 550 c. 480 d. None of these
73. 73. 60 Problem If the license fee rates for Langda Inferior in the developed and underdeveloped countries were to go up by 20%, then the revenue earned in one year in all the available territories would be (\$000) a. 6000 b. 5000 c. 400 d. 600
74. 74. 61 Problem If the patenting cost for Langda Inferior decreases by 35%, then what would be the patenting cost as a percentage of the total cost for developing Langda Inferior? Assume that there is no change in the other component of the other components of the cost? a. 7.8% b. 8.8% c. 6% d. 8.14%
75. 75. Directions (Questions 62-81):Study the passages below to answer the questions that follow each passageA new chapter has been added to the decades long scientific quest for water on the moon. Aninstrument on the Chandrayaan-1, known as the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, has detected unmistakeablesigns of water molecules at many places on the surface of our celestial neighbour. Years before humansset foot on the moon, scientists conjectured that there mightr be water there. But when samples oflunar rock and soil brought back by the Apollo astronauts were analysed, the results dampened suchhopes. The moon appeared to be, in the words of one scientific paper, "an exceedingly dry place." Thesearch for water on the moon, however, revived in the 1990s when two U.S. Spacecraft, the Clementineand the Lunar Prospector, found evidence for what was said to be water in the. form of ice inpermanently shadowed craters at the poles. But this evidence has been hotly contested. So much so thatlast year Japanese researchers declared that careful analysis of images taken by the Kaguya/SELENEspacecraft did not tthrow up any sign of ice inside a key crater at the South Pole. But it was also last yearthat U.S. scientists published a study that used new techniques to examine beads of volcanic glasscollected by two Apollo missions. They found minute traces of water. That suggested that water hadbeen a part of the moon since its formation and could be found deep inside it.
76. 76. The discovery of traces of water by the Chandrayaan- 1, supported by findings from two U.S. deep spacemissions that gazed at the moon as they passed by, is of huge scientific interest. Scientists have longspeculated that solar wind, carrying charged particles from the sun, could interact with the lunar soil toproduce water. Now evidence from Chandrayaan-1 and the other two spacecraft indicates that such aprocess is likely to be at play on the moon. Water, it would seem, is being constantly generated all overthe lunar surface. Much of it may well boil off into space; some of it may percolate deeper down into thesoil. Some of the water could end up at the bottom of deep polar craters, which have recently beendescribed as some of the coldest places in the entire solar system. Such water, it is said, will benefit anyfuiture efforts to establish a manned outpost on the moon, supplying drinking water and rocket fuel. Theday when such a need might arise seems very far off indeed. It is not even clear when humnans mightnext go the moon, let alone set up bases there. For the present, it is science that profits most from theChandrayaan-ls discovery of water. Missions of space exploration should not be judged by anyimmediate returns they produce. The excitement over such voyages is a testament to our desire tobetter understand the world around us and the universe beyond.
77. 77. 62 Problem Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage? A. Space missions have meaning only when they produce immediate results B. Japanese researchers found key evidence to suggest there is no water anywhere on the moon. C. The moon appears to be an exceedingly dry place according to latest findings. a. C only b. B only c. B & C d. A, B & C
78. 78. 63 Problem Which of the following statements is/are implied in the passage? A. Water is being constantly produced on the moons surface. B. Establishing a manned outpost on the moon will become a reality soon. C. Scientists have been looking for signs of water on the moon since very long. a. A & B b. A, B & C c. A & C d. B only
79. 79. 64 Problem According to the passage a. clearly, humans are expected to land on the moon shortly b. Chandrayaan-1 is the first mission to discover traces of water on the lunar surface. c. globally scientists have had consistent findings in their studies d. mans quest for knowledge of the universe is reflected in space exploration missions.
80. 80. 65 Problem The title most apt of this passage is a. Quest for Water on the Moon : A Significant Step Forward b. Success of Joint Space Missions c. Chandrayaan-1 : Pride of India d. None of these
81. 81. Directions for questions 66 to 70:The International Monetary Fund has played a significantly enhanced role in promoting global economicgrowth and stability. In one of the important decisions taken at the Pittsburgh G-20 summit, the IMF hasbeen given the mandate to assist in a new mechanism for a peer review of every countrys economicpolicy framework and performance. Policies of many countries including India are already beingreviewed by the IMF and after the G-20 summit the richer countries policies will be subject to scrutiny.Of course, much will depend on how the IMF goes about fulfilling the mandate. But the decision at thesummit is in itself a big step towards ensuring that the policies pursued by the G-20 countries "arecollectively consistent with more sustainable and balanced trajectories for the global economy". In arelated development, the IMF itself will be restructured and made more democratic so as to reflect thecurrent global economic order rather than what prevailed in 1945 when it was set up. Its executive boardwill become more broad- based. The IMFs system of quotas - from which the voting power of individualmembers is derived - will be realigned in such a way that developing countries including india and China,now having a 43 per cent share, get five per cent more. That, however, falls short of the 50 per centshare the developing countries have been asking for. But the G-20 ought to be complimented for finallymoving forward on a long-pending agenda of internal reform of the IMF and the World Bank.The IMF will be able to alter the economic policies of countries that have directly or indirectlycontributed to the global economic crisis. At Pitssburgh, there were few concrete suggestions for an
82. 82. orderly unwinding of "global imbalances" - the huge current account deficit of the United Statesmatched by the current account surplus of hina. It is not clear whether the IMF will be in a position toinfluence Chinas exchanage rate policy (leading to a revaluation of the yuan) or the U.S.s inclination toconsume. Obviously, continued global cooperation will be necessary even as the world economy climbsout of the recession. The IMF, which has forecast a gradual recovery, has gained in reputation by itsgenerally deft handling of the crisis. For instance, it mobilized resources swiftly and stepped up lendingto the countries in need, thereby containing the crisis. Even more significantly all the loans came withoutthe onerous conditions and advice of the kind that showed a disregard for national sensibilities as ithappened during the Asian crisis over a decade ago.
83. 83. 66 Problem "...collectively consistent with ... the global economy" means a. framing of policies by G-20 countries in such a way that the global economy shows sustained and balanced performance. b. continued growth for G-20 countries must be ensured consistently. c. ensuring equal economic growth for all the countries. d. None of these
84. 84. 67 Problem The title most aptly suited to this passage is a. Handling of global economic crisis - Key role of IMF b. G-20 countries - Economic bullies or powerhouses c. G-20 countries - Impact of their policies on global economy d. Global cooperation key to combating economic crisis
85. 85. 68 Problem Which of the following statements is/are true in the context of this passage? a. In the past needy countries were given loans under stringent conditions b. As per IMF the recovery from the present economic crisis will be a slow process c. G-20 countries policies are exempt from IMFs scrutiny. a. C only b. A, B & C c. A&B d. A & C
86. 86. 69 Problem Which of the following had been a key contributing factor to the global economic crisis? a. Imbalance in the economic policies of certain rich countries b. IMFs stepped up lending to needy countries that did not have the means to pay back. c. The huge current account deficit of US d. Chinas exchange rate policy leading to a revaluation of the Yuan.
87. 87. PASSAGE IIIIt has been a terrible period for countries in the Asia- Pacific region, with natural calamities of one kindor another bringing death and destruction to their lands. On September 26, 2009 Typhoon Ketsanaploughed through the Philippines before tearing into Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The storm producedthe worst flooding, in decades across the northern Philippines, caused extensive damage in the countriesit swept through, and killed several hundred people. Before the Filipinos could catch their breath,Typhoon Parma hurtled through the less populated north-eastern part of their island nation beforeheading towards Taiwan. On September 29, 2009 a magnitude 8-0 earthquake set off a lethal tsunamithat levelled the idyllic Pacific islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. The towering walls ofwater claimed many lives and wiped out whole villages. Less than a day later, a quake of magnitude 7.6shook southern Sumatra in Indonesia. Some 1,000 people have been killed in the coastal city of Padangand it is feared thousands more lie trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. The temblor has torn uproads, making it difficult to reach aid to devastated villages in the interior.Natural diasters are, of course, beyond human control. But human action and inaction can profoundlyaffect their outcome, exacerbating or mitigating their effects on people. This point was forcefully made inthe United Nations 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Although Naturalcalamities strike the wealthier nations too, the risk of death and economic loss from such events isheavily concentrated in developing countries and within these countries, it is the poor who
88. 88. disproportionately suffer. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observed: "Pre-emptive risk reductionis the key. Sound response mechanisms after the event, however effective, are never enough." With justsuch foresight, Japan has been able to build one of the worlds most propserous economies on denselypopulated islands that face the ever-present threat of earthquakes and tsunamis. India too is vulnerableto natural calamities. A report produced by the Central Government a few years ago noted "that about60 per cent of the country is prone to earquake of various intensities; over 40 million hectares can beflooded; about eight per cent of the land can be hit by cyclones; and 68 per cent of its area is susceptibleto drought. Governments in Indian and other developing countries must find practical ways to reducetheir vulnerability to a variety of natural hazards that extract such a cruell toll from their people andeconomies.
89. 89. 70 Problem The aim of the author of this passage appears to be to a. record the natural disasters of the recent past in the Asia-Pacific region b. suggest ways to tackle tsunamis and earthquakes. c. highlight the ever present risk of natural disasters across the world, and the importance of pre-emptive risk reduction d. All these
90. 90. 71 Problem As per the passage the UN Secretary-General observes that a. pre-emptive measures are a must for reducing the risk posed by natural disasters. b. sufficient aid should be given by prosperous countries like Japan to poorer countries. c. sound response mechanisms are not required once disaster has struck d. All these
91. 91. 72 Problem The most apt caption for this passage would be a. Natural Disasters : A Global Phenomena b. Asia-Pacific Region : Ever prone to Natural Calamities c. Natural Disasters : Scope for Mitigrating their Effects on Humans d. Natural Calamities : Bane of Mankind
92. 92. 73 Problem The most apt caption for this passage would be a. Natural Disasters : A Global Phenomena b. Asia-Pacific Region : Ever prone to Natural Calamities c. Natural Disasters : Scope for Mitigating their Effects on Humans d. Natural Calamities : Bane of Mankind
93. 93. SolutionIn a bow towards global inclusiveness, the International Olympic Committee voted for Rio de Janeiro tohost the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The decision deserves to be celebrated not just by Brazilians : itmarks the end of a long-standing script that, for whatever reason, shut South America out of the list ofGames hosts. That the IOC session in Copenhagen overwhelmingly picked Rio ahead of Chicago andTokyo, not to speak of Madrid, which lost 32 - 66 in a direct contest in the final round of voting, issignificant. The Brazilian triumph is of course of a reflection of the growing economic stature of theworlds fifth most populous nation and the B in BRIC (the four-member grouping of fast-growingdeveloping economies). As important is the consideration that the Games might leave an all-roundsports legacy for a nation that has an iconic status in football, samba, and the Carnival. Unfortunately,the city of more than six million is also known for its crime and violence, which is why it scored poorly insafety and security when an IOC expert group analyzed the bids of each of the seven original contestantagainst 11 criteria. As against this, Rio top-scored in government support and public opinion. TheBrazilians have expressed the hope that the Games would help curb crime and solve transport, traffic,and accommodation problems in addition to providing employment opportunities over the next sevenyears. But in tthe final analysis, it was probably the emotional appeal of spreading the Games to SouthAmerica, coupled with Rios inspired slogan, "live your passion," that settled the issue.The first-round elimination of Chicago - the "one contest lost by master campaigner Barack Obama, who
94. 94. sportingly took time off his busy presidential schedule to lobby for his adopted hometown - was seen asa legacy of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal of 1998. The proposal of the United States OlympicCommittee (USOC) to create an exclusive Olympic television network may also have hastened the exit ofChicago, which was the bookmakers favourite. The IOC gets the bulk of its revenue, running into billionsof dollars, from television rights every four years. The ever-spiralling cost of holding the Olympics hasremained a matter of concern for the IOC with Beijing reportedly running up a bill of \$60 billion for aPerfect 10 edition of the 29th Olympiad. Not withstanding claims to the contrary, host cities have run uphuge deficits in the past, Montreal in 1976 and Athens in2004 being prime examples. Brazilian PresidentLuiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who along with the great Pele shed tears when IOC President Jacques Roggemade the announcement in Copenhagen, has plenty of hard work ahead of him.
95. 95. 74 Problem In the context of the passage, what does the phrase global inclusiveness mean? a. Countries across the globe being given an opportunity to play host to the summer Olympic Games b. Giving global recognition to a country c. Being curious on global matters d. None of these
96. 96. 75 Problem Which of the following factors helped in IOC awarding the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro? A. Rios inspired slogan, live your passion B. Leaving a sports legacy for Rio C. C. Growing economic stature of Brazil a. A only b. A & C c. A, B & C d. C only
97. 97. 76 Problem Which of the following is implied in the passage? A. Host countries of Olympics usually end up in financial deficit after the Games B. Olymics are always profitable in the long-run C. Obamas support was not enough to help push Chicagos case to host the 2016 Olympics. a. B only b. A, B & C c. A & C d. B & C
98. 98. 77 Problem South America had been deprived of a chance to host the Olympics in the past because of a. ineffective lobbying b. the crime rate in Brazil c. global politics d. None of these
99. 99. PASSAGE VPower utilities in the country face an economic paradox : demand for electricity is running 12 per centahead of supply, yet they cannot capitalize on it by extracting higher prices from consumers. An industryassociation in Karnataka has appealed to the state regulator against a proposed hike in tariff, arguing thatthere is ample scope for power utilities to cut costs. The argument is not without merit. Utilities can gainimmensely by just eliminating pilferage of power and ensuring that they bill and collect money for everyunit that they produce and supply. There is a lot of slack, especially at the level of the distributionutilities where unmetered and unbilled supply are chronic problems.The lack of energy accounting in agriculture is a well- known problem. There is no proper record of thenumber of irrigation pump sets, as a result of which consumption, distribution and transmission lossescannot be correctly estimated. Efforts to extend metering to the distribution transformer level havemade little headway. This is despite the fact that Rs. 7, 646 crore has been spent under the AcceleratedPower Development Reforms Programme, which was conceived in 2002-03 to address some of theseissues. The aggregate technical and commerical losses of state power utilities, basically due to theft orfree agricultural supply, are still of the order of 33 per cent, enough to extend significant upwardpressure on unit cost. Just halving these losses will obviate the need for utilities to seek periodic tariffincreases from the regulators. Regulators should bear these in mind while evaluating the tariff proposalsof utilities. They should do their utmost to ensure that the guaranteed 15.5 per cent return on equity to
100. 100. utilities does not necessarily translate into a tariff increase. Their job is not easy given that they have todraw a fine balance between keeping average cost per unit of power down and simultaneously ensuringthat the returns are attractive enough to encourage new investment. There is a need to push reforms inthe distribution segment; though in theory electricity producers and consumers can now deal directlywith each other in the new open access system, in practice they cannot reach out to each other becauseof steep tariffs and other barriers put up by State utilities that own the transmission and distributionnetworks. It is time regulators cracked down on such insidious attempts by the state utilities to defeatthe open access regime in its infancy.
101. 101. 78 Problem Which of the following is not implied in the passage? a. There is scope to improve the efficiency in distribution of power b. It is certainly possible to increase the price of power without any kind of protest from consumers. c. Demand for electricity is higher than its supply in the country. d. None of these
102. 102. 79 Problem Which of the following captions would be the most appropriate for the passage? a. Controlling price of power through efficient distribution b. Power Sector : Public-Private Partnership c. Power Sector : Public or Private? d. The crux of the matter is power theft
103. 103. 80 Problem There "is a lack of energy accounting in agriculture because A. there is no qualified Chartered Accountants in rural areas B. there is no proper record of the number of irrigation pump sets C. power is often supplied free to agriculturists. a. A, B & C b. A & C c. A only d. B only
104. 104. 81 Problem According to the passage which of the following is true? a. The utilities can get maximum of 15.5% return on equity b. State utilities that own the power transmission and distrbution networks are largely to blame for the high price of power. c. Open Access Regime can never be effective in the power sector d. Extracting higher prices from consumers will help cut down their consumption of power
105. 105. 82 Problem Beginning April 2011, the Government of India has proposed to bring down the corporate tax rate from 30 per cent to a. 22 per cent b. 26 per cent c. 25 per cent d. 28 per cent
106. 106. 83 Problem Who was the first person to run 100 metres in less than 10 seconds? a. Carl Lewis b. Michael Johnson c. Jesse Owens d. Usain Bolt
107. 107. 84 Problem Which of the following has dropped out of the grand alliance with ONGC and Indian Oil Corporation for jointly bidding for a USD 16-18 billion oilfield in Venezuela? a. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation b. Reliance Industries c. Bharat Petroleum Corporation d. Essar
108. 108. 85 Problem India is now the worlds No..________ steel producer a. 5 b. 4 c. 3 d. 1
109. 109. 86 Problem Ali Akbar Khan was associated with a. Sitar b. Tabla c. Sarod d. Flute
110. 110. 87 Problem Which group of countries has come forward to adopt a common currency, after the European Union? a. SAARC b. OPEC c. ASEAN d. Gulf Countries
111. 111. 88 Problem The small car brand Daihatsu belongs to which automobile company? a. Hyundai b. Toyota c. Suzuki d. Ford
112. 112. 89 Problem "Diesel Loco Modernisation Works of Indian Railways is located at a. Patiala b. Varanasi c. Ludhiana d. Ambala
113. 113. 90 Problem India has recently agreed to join ___________ to jointly fight attempts by the West to link trade with climate change and impose penalties on developing countries that fail to meet environmental standards. a. South Africa b. China c. Brazil d. Sri Lanka
114. 114. 91 Problem IRDA stands for a. Insurance Regulatory and Development Agency b. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority c. Indian Rural Development Authority d. Industrial and Regional Development Authority
115. 115. 92 Problem In the biggest ever business deal in the healthcare sector, which of the following groups has moved to acquire ten hospitals from Wockhardt Hospitals? a. Apollo Hospitals b. Fortis Healthcare c. Max Healthcare d. None of these
116. 116. 93 Problem Which of the following companies has recently announced that jt will be entering the fiercely competitive but fast-growing laptops market? a. Tata Indicom b. Bharti Airtel c. Nokia d. Reliance Industries
117. 117. 94 Problem Indias share of the total food production in the world is about a. 10% b. 15% c. 20% d. 25%
118. 118. 95 Problem Garib Balika Ashirwad Yojna has been launched in which State to enhance his on-court performance? a. M.P b. Gujarat c. Bihar d. U.P.
119. 119. 96 Problem Which tennis player admitted recently that he took drugs to enhance his on-court performance? a. Leander Paes b. Roger Federer c. Andre Agassi d. None of these
120. 120. Directions (Questions 97-100):Each of the following questions is based on the following information:I. A cuboid shaped wooden block has 6 cm length, 4 cm breadth and 1 cm heightII. Two faces measuring 4 cm x 1 cm are coloured in blackIII. Two faces are measuring 6 cm x 1 cm are coloured in redIV. Two faces measuring 6 cm x 4 cm are coloured in greenV. The block is divided into 24 equal cubes of side 1 cm
121. 121. 97 Problem How many cubes having red, green and black colours on at least one side of the cube will be formed? a. 8 b. 10 c. 16 d. None of these
122. 122. 98 Problem How many cubes will remain if the cubes having black and green colours are removed? a. 12 b. 8 c. 4 d. 16
123. 123. 99 Problem How many cubes will have green colour on two sides and no colour on the remaining sides? a. 8 b. 10 c. 12 d. 4
124. 124. 100 Problem How many cubes will have 4 coloured sides and two non-coloured sides? a. 16 b. 4 c. 8 d. 10
125. 125. 101 Problem Which of the options is true based on the Venn diagram given below a. Some honest people are also hardworking and are educated b. Uneducated people are either honest or hardworking c. All educated people are urban d. No person is urban, educated, honest and hardworking.
126. 126. Directions (Questions 102-105):In each of these questions, choose the option which can be substituted for thegiven words.
127. 127. 102 Problem That which makes it difficult to recognize the presence or real nature of somebody or something. a. pretence b. camouflage c. cover d. mask
128. 128. 103 Problem One who is an expert in judging art, music, etc. a. musician b. connoisseur c. expert d. artist
129. 129. 104 Problem A person who gets help or advice from a lawyer or any professional man a. client b. barrister c. despot d. party
130. 130. 105 Problem A person who is very selective, disgusted easily, and is hard to please. a. selector b. fastidious c. misanthrope d. ambiguous
131. 131. Directions (Questions 106-109):Choose the order of the sentences marked A, B, C, D and E to form a logicalparagraph
132. 132. 106 Problem A. A person is neither the produce of just her environment nor just her genetic make up. B. Let me give an example C. A child is born with a talent for music, which then gets nurtured through continuous training in a conducive atmosphere. D. The transactional model of child development helps to resolve the split between nature and nurture E. Rather it is the complex interaction between the two that is key a. ADBCE b. DAEBC c. BCDAE d. ADEBC
133. 133. 107 Problem A. As with everybody else, the guard was ordered to go through the metal detector. B. Before doing so, he handed his M-16 rifle to security personnel, along with other items such as handcuffs and a torch. C. The guard shift was rotating, and a guard in full uniform was in the queue in front of him. D. When returning from a business trip, my father approached a security checkpoint at the airport. E. When the guard when through the machine, an alarm went off and he was inspected with a hand-held wand which detected a Swiss army knife inside one of his pockets. a. DCAEB b. DBCAE c. DC ABE d. ABCDE
134. 134. 108 Problem A. He required, for instance, that all cars be parked about a meter away from the other cars. B. I had a very organized commanding officer when I was in the army C. Once he called me over and pointed out a car that was parked less than about a meter away from the other cars. D. I told him that the vehicle in question was owned by Captain Jorge, well-known for his ill temper and feared by those above and below him in rank. E. The commander thought for a few minutes and ordered : "Tell everyone to align their cars according to Captain Jorges". a. DC ABE b. BACDE c. ABDCE d. EBADC
135. 135. 109 Problem A. She had made her last trip to Canada B. Five layers later, she surprised me when she phoned to say she had booked a flight and was coming to visit. C. My mother, who lives in Germany, visited my family in Canada every year D. But at age 80, she informed us that the 16 hours of travelling was too much for her. E. I asked her what at age 85, had made her change her mind a. CEDAB b. CDABE c. CDBAE d. ABECD
136. 136. 110 Problem A person bought two tables for Rs. 2,200. He sells one at 5% loss and the other at 6% profit and thus on the whole he neither gains nor losses. Find the cost price of each table. a. Rs. 1, 500, Rs. 700 b. Rs. 2, 000, Rs. 200 c. Rs. 1,2,00, Rs. 1,000 d. Rs. 1, 100, Rs. 1, 100
137. 137. 111 Problem A, B and C are three partners. They altogether invested Rs. 14, 000 in business. At the end of the year, A got Rs. 337.50, B Rs. 1125.00 and C.Rs. 637.50 as profit. The difference between the investments of B and A was a. Rs. 2, 200 b. Rs. 3, 200 c. Rs. 4, 200 d. Rs. 5, 250
138. 138. 112 Problem Anu is a working partner and Bimla is a sleeping partner in a business. Anu puts in Rs. 5,000 and Bimla puts in Rs. 6,000. Anu receive 12.5% of the profit for managing the business and the rest is divided in proportion to their capital. What does each get out of a profit of Rs. 880? a. Rs. 400, b. Rs. 460, c. Rs. 450, d. Rs. 470,
139. 139. 113 Problem X contributes Rs. 1,500 and Y Rs. 900 in a business. X is a sleeping partner and Y gets 10% of the profit for management, and the rest of the profit is divided in the proportion of their capital. If the profit is Rs. 800, what is the share of Y? a. 36750 b. 37650 c. 39650 d. 38750
140. 140. 114 Problem X and Y are partners in a business. X contributed 1/ 3 of the capital for 9 months and Y received 2/5 of the profits. For how long was Ys money used in the business? a. 4months b. 3 months c. 2 months d. 5months
141. 141. 115 Problem Three boys and three girls are to be seated around a table in a circle. Among the boys, X does not want any girl adjacent to him and the girl Y does not want any boy adjacent to her. How many such arrangements are possible? a. 8 b. 4 c. 6 d. 2
142. 142. 116 Problem In a certain examination, Yamini has to select 4 questions from each part. There are 6, 7 and 8 questions in Part I, Part II, and Part III, respectively. What is the number of possible combinations in which she can choose the questions? a. 36750 b. 37650 c. 39650 d. 38750
143. 143. 117 Problem In a monthly test, the teacher decides that there will be three questions; one each from Exercises 7, 8 and 9 of the text book. There are 12 questions in Exercise 7, 18 Exercise 8 and 9 in Exercise 9. In how many ways can the three questions be selected? a. 1944 b. 2094 c. 1894 d. 2194
144. 144. 118 Problem If there are 12 persons in a party, and each of them shakes hand with each other, how many handshakes happens in the party? a. 77 b. 66 c. 44 d. 55
145. 145. 119 Problem A boatman goes 2 km against the current of the stream in 1 hr and goes 1 km along the current in 10 min. How long will he take to go 5 km in stationary water? a. 1 hr 30 min b. 1 hr 15 min c. 1 hr d. 40 min
146. 146. 120 Problem A man rowed against a stream flowing 1.5 km/hr to a certain point and then turned back, stopping 2 km short of the place from where he originally started. If the whole time occupied in rowing be 2 hrs 10 min and his uniform speed in still water be 4.5 km/hr, the man went up the stream a distance of a. 4 km b. 8 km c. 7 km d. 5 km
147. 147. 121 Problem In which of the following series is the number of letters skipped between adjacent letters decreasing by one? a. LPRU b. LPSU c. LPTV d. LRPU
148. 148. 122 Problem At a party, there are 43 persons in all. The number of women is two more than men but the number of children is 4 less than men. How many women are there in the party? a. 17 b. 13 c. 11 d. 25
149. 149. 123 Problem Six roads lead to a country. They made be indicated by letters X, Y, Z and digits 1, 2, 3. When there is a storm, Y is blocked. When there are floods, X, 1 and 2 will be affected. When road 1 is blocked, Z also is blocked. At a time when there are floods and a storm, which road can be used? a. 3 b. Z c. Y d. 2
150. 150. 124 Problem As COUNSEL is to BITIRAK so also GUIDANCE is to a. FOHYZKBB b. HOHYBJBA c. FPHZZKAB d. ZTCCVMXO
151. 151. 125 Problem If in a certain language, NOEMAN is coded as OGRQFT, which word will be coded as ZKCLUP? a. YIZHPJ b. XIAJSN c. YJBKTO d. YIAQKJ
152. 152. 126 Problem Deepak said to Nitin, "That boy playing with the football is the younger of the two brothers of the daughter of my fathers wife." How is the boy playing football related to Deepak? a. Cousin b. Brother c. Son d. Brother-in-law
153. 153. 127 Problem Amit is the son of Rahul. Sarika, Rahuls sister, has a son Sonu and a daughter Rita. Raja is the maternal uncle of Sonu. What is the relationship of Raja with Rita? a. Maternal Uncle b. Brother c. Uncle d. Cant be determined
154. 154. 128 Problem The letters L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T in their order are substituted by nine integers 1 to 9 in that order. 4 is assigned to P. The difference between P and T is 5. The difference between N and T is 3. What is the integer assigned to N? a. 6 b. 5 c. 4 d. 7
155. 155. 129 Problem If every even numbered letter starting from B is replaced by odd numbers 3, 5, 7, ... etc respectively, then which letter/digit will be 3rd to the right of the letter/digit which is 10th from the right? a. 23 b. 11 c. M d. None of these
156. 156. 130 Problem Eight friends, namely P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table facing towards the centre. Q is sitting between V and S. W is third to be left of Q and second to the right of P. R is sitting between P and V. Q and T are not sitting opposite each other. Who is sitting third to the left of S? a. T b. P c. U d. S
157. 157. 131 Problem Six children B, D, C, M, J and K are split into two groups of three each and are made to stand in two rows in such a way that a child in one row is exactly facing a child in the other row. M is not at the ends of any row and is to the right of J, who is facing C. K is to the left of D, who is facing M. Which of the following groups of children are in the same row? a. MJK b. BMD c. BDC a. None of these
158. 158. 132 Problem Indian Institute of Management (IIM) does not exist at which of the following places? a. Mumbai b. Indore c. Kozhikode d. Shillong
159. 159. 133 Problem Cruze is a car model from which company? a. Hyundai - b. GM c. Ford d. Mahindra and Mahindra
160. 160. 134 Problem Who has replaced the Grand Old Man of Indian software S. Ramadorai, as CEO of TCS recently? a. Rajendra S. Pawar b. N. Chadrasekaran c. Mohandas Pai d. Som Mittal
161. 161. 135 Problem Who started the software company Oracle? a. Larry Ellison b. Azim Premji c. Bill Gates d. Rupert Murdoch
162. 162. 136 Problem Indias long rail bridge, which is 4.62 km long, is located in which State? a. Tamil Nadu b. Kerala c. Bihar d. U.P
163. 163. 137 Problem Hindalco Industries, which is Indias biggest aluminium producer by sales, is a flagship company of which corporate group? a. Aditya Birla Group b. Future Group c. Jindal Group d. Sahara Group
164. 164. 138 Problem What was the time period of the Tenth Five Year Plan? a. 2003-08 b. 2001-06 c. 2002-07 d. 2000-05
165. 165. 139 Problem G-20, the group of 20 elite economies of the world, accounts for . of the worlds GDP. a. 85% b. 70% c. 90% d. 60%
166. 166. 140 Problem How many countries will participate in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup to be played in 2011? a. 15 b. 16 c. 14 d. 12
167. 167. 141 Problem Three riflemen take one shot each at the same target. The probability of the first rifleman hitting the target is 0.4, the probability of the second rifleman hitting the target is 0.5 and the probability of the third rifleman hitting the target is 0..8. The probability that exactly two of them hit the target; is a. 0.54 b. 0.44 c. 032 d. 0.52
168. 168. 142 Problem 100 students appeared for two examinations. 60 passed the first, 50 passed the second and30 passed both. The probability that a student selected at random has failed in both examinations is a. 0.3 b. 02 c. 0.4 d. 0.1
169. 169. 143 Problem A man and his wife appear in an interview of two vacancies in the same port. The probability of husbands selection is (1/7) and the probability of wife selection is (1/5). What is the probability that only one of them is selected. a. 4/5 b. 2/7 c. 8/15 d. 4/7
170. 170. 144 Problem There are 100 students in a college class of which 36 are boys studying statistics and 13 girls are not studying statistics. If there are 55 girls in all, the probability that a boy picked up at random is not studding statistics is a. 1/5 b. 2/5 c. 3/5 d. 4/5
171. 171. 145 Problem In what time would a cistern be filled by three pipes whose diameters are 2cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, running together, when the largest alone can fill it in 58 minutes? The amount of water flowing in each pipe is proportional to the square of its diameter. a. 36 min b. 32 min c. 23 min d. 28 min
172. 172. Directions (Questions 146-149):In each of these questions, choose the option that best captures the essenceof the text.
173. 173. 146 Problem Honda Motor Co. is not betting on an immediate recovery in traditional markets and will focus on bright spots India and China, although it will not build an ultra low-cost car to take on Tata Motors Nano. Japans second-largest automaker was researching a new compact car for Asian markets and more specifically for India, where it launched its first small car, the Jazz hatchback, earlier this year. Hondas Japan operations are expected to stay in red though demand has been brisk, helped by generous tax reductions and incentives on hybrids such as its new Insight model. US sales spikes temporarily in August helped by the crash-for-clunkers programme, but the impact was short-lived and followed by a sharp in demand the following month. a. India and China seem to be the only two , dependable markets in the world today, given the economic crisis. b. Brisk demand in sales of Honda cars in Japan and US have been fuelled by generous tax reductions and cash-for-clunkers programme respectively c. Hondas Japan operations are in the red, but China and India offer it hope for revival of its fortunes through the launch of Jazz. d. With the continuing slump in economy Honda Motor Co. is still the red and is looking at India and China as bright spots though not for launching an ultra low-cost car.
174. 174. 147 Problem Alexandria Real Estate, the \$5.2 billion US-based company which provides solutions to life science industry, has decided to set up a sprawling biotech research and development (R & D) and incubation facility next to the Tata Motors Nano project in Sanand. The companys presence will attract large number of investors in the biotech and health sector to Gujarat, especially in the vicinity of Nano. With Alexandria starting to implement its project, it is possible to develop a complete biotech park in the area. Another proposal from Biocon, a fully integrated healthcare company that delivers innovative biopharmaceutical solutions, is pending clearance from the government. Moreover, an Indian company has tied up with Frances Biolice in order to produce cent per cent degradable bioplastic and is looking for land near Ahmedabad. a. The life science industry is set to get a big boost with the setting up of a sprawling R & D and incubation facility near the Nano plant in Gujarat. b. Tata Motors Nano plant nas attracted many MNCs such as Alexandria, Biocon, Biolice to set up shop in Gujarat, especially in the vicinity of Nano. c. The 5.2 Bn \$ US-based Alexandria Real Estate, solution provider to life science industry, is setting-up a mammoth R&D and incubation facility in Sanand, Gujarat leading to the possibility of establishing a complete biotech park in the area with other major companies following suit. d. The fact that Alexandria Real Estate is set to implement R&D project in Gujarat is a precursor to several leading companies such as Biocon and Biolice joining hands with it to develop a biotech park in the vicnity of the Tata Motors Nano plant.
176. 176. 149 Problem After establishing itself as a major player in the international BPO market, India is now set to shift focus on the domestic market, which is projected to grow at over 30 per cent annually. According to a report by IT research firm IDC India, the countrys domestic BPO market, with nearly 500 players, will grow at a CAGR of 33.3 per cent to touch revenue of USD 6.82 billion by 2013, up from USD 1.62 billion in 2008. The report said the domestic BPO industry would evolve from just running isolated processes for customers to engaging more deeply in identifying and transofrming core business processes. "Postitive market indicators of an economicc recovery, unbundling of mega outsourcing deals and large unaddressed white spaces such as regional language serivices support the current optimism," the report said. a. Riding on the back of positive market indicators of an economic recovery, and by transforming core business processes, India has to replicate its global success phenomenon in the domestic market also. b. After international success, India is now focusing on the domestic BPO market that has 500 players and is poised for growth @ 33.3% to 6.82. Bn USD by 2013, through transforming core business processes. c. India has to focus on the domestic BPO market if it has to carry forward its global success story, and grow from 1.62 Bn USD in 2008 to 6.82 Bn USD in 2013. d. The domestic BPO industry is all set to evolve, ad it would be easy for India to grow here as it did internationally, aided by positive market indicators.
177. 177. 150 Problem Which of the following countries belongs to the G- 5 Group? a. South Africa b. Brazil c. Mexico d. All these
178. 178. 151 Problem Who is the Chairman of the 13th Finance Commission of India? a. Vijay L. Kelkar b. Suresh D. Tendulkar c. C. Rangarajan d. C. Arvind Virmani
179. 179. 152 Problem Who among the following was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award recently? a. Sushil Kumar b. Vijender Singh c. M.C. Mary Kom d. All these
180. 180. 153 Problem The classical dance form Kathak originated from which region? a. Andhra Pradesh b. Tamil Nadu c. U.P. d. West Bengal
181. 181. 154 Problem Detroit City in USA is associated with which industry? a. Steel b. Automobiles c. Textile d. Aircraft
182. 182. 155 Problem The Earths Equator passes through which one of the following countries? a. Saudi Arabia b. China c. Brazil d. Australia
183. 183. 156 Problem Ponds range of cosmetics is a product of a. Johnson and Johnson b. Hindustan Unilever c. Reckitt Benckiser d. Godrej
184. 184. 157 Problem Nita Lullah is a famous a. author b. jewellery designer c. painter d. photographer
185. 185. 158 Problem The ad line "Touching lives, Adding value is associated with which PSU? a. BHEL b. NTPC c. MMTC d. Coal India Ltd.
186. 186. 159 Problem Which one of the following para-military forces inducted its first Women Battalion in July 2009? a. CISF b. CRPF c. BSF d. SSB
187. 187. 160 Problem The worlds fastest and most powerful super-computer which had been named __________ has become operational at the University of Florida, USA. a. Mod-g b. Novo-G c. Denovo-G d. Super-G
188. 188. 161 Problem Which town of Kerala is known as "Venice of the East"? a. Calicut b. Kumarakom c. Cochin d. Alleppey
189. 189. 162 Problem Who has been given Bharat Ratna for his/her contribution towards music? a. Bhim Sen Joshi b. Lata Mangeshkar c. M.S. Subbalakshmi d. All of these
190. 190. 163 Problem Big Brother is a famous reality TV show that is produced in which country? a. United Kingdom b. Canada c. USA d. Australia
191. 191. 164 Problem Automobile giant Hyundai Motors has recently announced that it will be phasing out which of the following car models? a. Santro b. Accent c. Verna d. Getz
192. 192. 165 Problem The punch line Relationship beyond banking is associated with which bank? a. Syndicate Bank b. Indian Bank c. Bank of India d. Bank of Baroda
193. 193. Directions (Questions 166-169) :Study the table to answer these questions.Imports of different items by Country X from another country over the year I-V (Rs. Million) IIEM Year I Year II Year III Year IV Year V Pup & Waste paper 101.52 98.72 192.18 197.75 66.70 Silk raw 938.56 905.72 859.333 145.23 78.80 Textile yarn, Fabrics, Made –ups 585.90 602.92 691.87 786.86 1503.50 Organic Chemicals 748.62 675.15 858.10 418.91 666.00 Inorganic Chemicals 125.82 131.24 189.41 81.79 167.60 Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 285.92 208.73 364.63 303.77 357.60 Artificial Resins, plastics, Etc. Tools 115.83 139.12 154.75 231.08 586.40 Non metallic Minerals 238.16 179.58 222.84 160.34 295.20 Non Ferrous Metals 135.24 147.18 152.79 98.10 189.40 Machinery and machine tools 515.28 593.14 612.44 812.03 946.50 Total Including others 5585.97 5533.8 6367.39 5235.46 8417.41
194. 194. 166 Problem The total imports of Non-metallic Minerals, and Machinery & Machine Tools in year I was almost equal to the imports of which of the following items in the same year? a. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals b. Organic Chemicals c. Silk Raw d. None of these
195. 195. 167 Problem The imports of Organic Chemicals in which of the following years was almost equal to the average imports of the same item in the given years? a. Year II b. Year V c. Year I d. None of these
196. 196. 168 Problem In Year III, the total imports of which of the following pairs of items were close to 25 percent of the total imports of all the items in that year? a. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals and Non-ferrous Metals b. Silk Raw and Inorganic Chemicals c. Silk Raw and Organic Chemicals d. None of these
197. 197. 169 Problem What was the approximate percentage increase in the imports of Drugs & Pharmaceuticals from Year IV to Year V? a. 10% b. 20% c. 25% d. None of these
198. 198. Directions (Questions 170-172) :A statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption issomething supposed or taken for granted. Consider the statement and thefollowing assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is/are implicit in thestatement. Mark answer as1. if either Assumption I or II is implicit2. if only Assumption II is implicit3. if only Assumption I is implicit4. if neither Assumption I nor II is implicit
199. 199. 170 Problem Statement: In spite of heavy rains, rail services did not disrupted this year. Assumption : I. Rail services get disrupted only in rainy season. II. Heavy rains normally affect the rail services.
200. 200. 171 Problem Statement: Majority of the students appearing for X std. final examinations have taken home tuitions. Assumptions: I. Home tuition is the best method of learning, II. There is a shortage of quality home tutors.
201. 201. 172 Problem Statements: Detergents should be used to clean clothes Assumptions: I. Detergents form more lather II. Detergents help to dislodge grease and dirt.
202. 202. Directions (Questions 173-174):In each question given below there are two statements labelled as Assertion (A)and the other labelled as Reason (R). For these statements which one of thefollowing is correct?1. A is true but R is false2. Both A and are true but R is not the correct explanation of A3. Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A4. A is false but R is true
203. 203. 173 Problem Assertion (A) : Downpour of rain lessens the humidity in the atmosphere Reason (R) : Rains are caused when atmosphere cannot hold more moisture
204. 204. 174 Problem Assertion (A) : Eggs of mosquitoes being very light in weight, float on water. Reason (R) : Surface tension of water balances the weight of eggs.
205. 205. 175 Problem 1 There is a leak in the bottom of a cistern. Before the leak, it could be filled in 4 2 1 hours. It now takes 2 hour longer. If the cistern is full, in how much time would the leage empty the full cistern? a. 45 hours b. 40 hours c. 36 hours d. 56 hours
206. 206. 176 Problem A cistern has 3 pipes, A, B and C. A and B running alone can fill it up in 2 hours and 3 hours respectively, while C is a waste pipe. If all the 3 pipes be opened at once, 7/24 of the cistern will be filled up in 30 minutes. In what time can C empty the full cistern? a. 5 hours b. 4 hours c. 3 hours d. 6 hours
207. 207. 177 Problem In a race of 600 meters, A can beat B by 60 meters and in a race of 500 meters, B can beat C by 25 meters. By how many meters will A beat C in a 400 meters race? a. 56 meters b. 60 meters c. 58 meters d. 54 meters
208. 208. 178 Problem A can give B a start of 20 metres and C a start of 39 metres in a vvalking race of 400 metres. How much start can B give C? a. 22 metres b. 20 metres c. 15 metres d. 25 metres
209. 209. 179 Problem 1 X runs 1 2 times as fast as Y. If X gives Y a start of 300 meters, how far must X run before he catches up with Y? a. 450 meters b. 400 meters c. 1 km d. 900 meters
210. 210. 180 Problem The distance between two stations A and B is 450 km. A train starts from A and moves towards B at an average speed of 15 km/hr. Another train starts from B, 20 minutes earlier than the train at A, and moves towards A at an average speed of 20 km/hr. How far from A will the two trains meet? a. 190 km b. 320 km c. 180 km d. 260 km
211. 211. 181 Problem The ratio between the speeds of Ramesh and Suresh is 3 : 4. If Ramesh takes 30 minutes more than Suresh to cover a distance, then the actual times taken by Ramesh and Suresh respectively are 1 a. 2 hrs and 1 hrs 2 1 1 b. 2 hrs and hrs 1 2 2 c. 2 hrs and 1 hr 1 d. 2 hrs and 1 hr 2
212. 212. 182 Problem Ramu sees a train passing over a 1 km long bridge. The length of the train is half that of the bridge. If the train clears the bridge in 2 minutes, the speed of the train is a. 50 km/hr b. 43 km/hr c. 45 km/hr d. None of these
213. 213. 183 Problem A motor cyclist goes from Mumbai to Pune, a distance of 192 km, at an average 1 speed of 32 km/hr. Another man starts from Mumbai by car, 2 hours after the 2 first and reaches Pune half an hour earlier. What is the ratio of the speeds of the motor cycle and the car? a. 10 :27 b. 1:3 c. 1: 2 d. 5:4
214. 214. 184 Problem Machine A produces bolts at a uniform rate of 120 every 40 seconds, and Machine B produces bolts at a uniform rate of 100 every 20 seconds. If the two machines run simultaneously, then how many seconds will it take them to produce a total of 200 bolts? a. 28 b. 25 c. 22 d. 32
215. 215. Directions (Questions 185 - 190):Each of these questions consists of two quantities, one in Column A and one inColumn B. Compare the two quantities. Mark answer as1. if the two quantities are equal2. if the Column B is greater3. if the Column A is greater4. if comparison cannot be made from the information given
216. 216. 185 Problem Column A Column B The area of a rectangle The area of a square with side 2 cm with sides of 2 cm and 3 cm
217. 217. 186 Problem Column A Column B The volume of a cube The volume of a cylinder with radius with side of length 3 cm 2cm height 3 cm and
218. 218. 187 Problem Column A Column B The sum of the integers The sum of the integers from from - 10 to 5
219. 219. 188 Problem Column A Column B 1/3 of x 35% of x
220. 220. 189 Problem Column A Column B √(15/2) 3/√3
221. 221. 190 Problem Column A Column B 4/17 2/15
222. 222. Directions (Questions 191-196):Each of these questions consists of a question and two statements I and II. Decidewhether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer thequestion. Mark answer as1. if the data in both the statements I and II are required to answer the question.2. if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement alone are not sufficient to answer the question3. if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement alone are not sufficient to answer the question4. if the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
223. 223. 191 Problem What is the difference between the two numbers? I. First number is 60% of the other number II. (1st No. is 50% of the sum of Is and IInd No.)
224. 224. 192 Problem x, y and z are integers. Is x an odd number? I. An odd number is obtained when x is divided by 5 II. (x + y) is an odd number
225. 225. 193 Problem P, Q, R and S are four consecutive even integers. What is the value of the largest integer among these? I. The average of the four numbers is the first prime number greater than 10 II. The ratio between the largest and the smallest of the numbers is less than 10
226. 226. 194 Problem A person buys 36 pencils, 200 rubbers and 35 pens for Rs. 3, 000. He sells the pencils at 25% profit, and erasers and pens at 20% loss. Find out the total loss incurred by him. I. Cost price of pencils per dozen is Rs. 50 II. He buys erasers at Rs. 10 for 10 pieces.
227. 227. 195 Problem What will be the mothers age after 15 years? I. The ratio between the ages of the mother and the daughter at prerent is 5 : 1 II. After 10 years the daughter will be 25 years younger than her mother.
228. 228. 196 Problem Ravi gets Rs. 432.10 as compound interest by investing some money. What is the rate of interest? I. Interest was for 4 years II. For the same period, simple interest was Rs. 400 at the same rate
229. 229. Directions (Question 197-200) : :Study the following graph and pie-chart carefully to answer the questions thatfollow
230. 230. Directions (Question 197-200) : :Percentage of Breakup of Employees in Five Different Organizations (Total number (N)=35000)
231. 231. 197 Problem Total number of employees in Organization C is approximately what percentage of total number of employees in Organization D? a. 147 b. 279 c. 312 d. 207
232. 232. 198 Problem What is the total number of males in all the Organization together? a. 13350 b. 14700 c. 15960 d. 16280
233. 233. 199 Problem What is the total number of males in Organization A and C together? a. 6125 b. 8400 c. 8025 d. 7400
234. 234. 200 Problem What is the difference between the number of females in Organization B and the number of females in Organization E? a. 210 b. 350 c. 170 d. 300
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