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Section I
1.

A basket contains only three kinds of fruits guavas, mangoes and pears. What is the minimum
number of fruits that should be picked from the basket to ensure that at least 5 guavas or at least 7
mangoes or at least 8 pears are picked?
(a) 12
(b) 20
(c) 17
(d) 18

2.

Find the number of consecutive zeroes immediately after the decimal in


(log 2 = 0.3010)
(a) 46

(b) 47

(c) 48

1
2037

(d) 49

3.

If a, b and c are non-zero real numbers such that |a b| = |c| and |a c| = |b|, then what is the value
of b2 + c2?
(b) 2bc
(c) a2
(d) a2 + 2bc
(a) a2 2bc

4.

Two circles of radii r units and 2r units intersect each other in such a way that their common chord
is of the maximum possible length. What is the area (in square units) of the region that is common
to the two circles?
(a)

5.

r 2
2

7r 2
3r 2
6

Find the minimum possible value of y if


(a) 4

6.

(b)

(b) 5

(c)

11r 2
3r 2

6
2

(d)

7r 2
3r 2

6
2

9
x 25
< <
, where x and y are natural numbers.
17 y 43
(c) 7

(d) 8

The question given below is followed by two statements, A and B. Mark the answer using the
following instructions:
Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be
answered by using the other statement alone.
Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using either statement alone.
Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be
answered by using either statement alone.
Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.
Q. The sum of the first five terms of a geometric progression is 363. What is the first term of the
geometric progression?
A. All the terms are distinct natural numbers as well as multiples of 3.
B. One of the terms is cube of a natural number.

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Directions for questions 7 and 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
ABC Pvt. Ltd. spends on various areas to enhance productivity and job satisfaction of its employees. Pie
chart - I shows the break-up of the fund allocated by the company at the beginning of the financial year
20112012. Pie chart - II shows the break-up of the fund utilized by the company at the end of the financial
year 20112012.
Entertainment
10%

Entertainment
10%
Food
23%

Food
19%
Accommodation
22%

Travel
15%
Gifts
18%

Miscellaneous
12%

Fund allocated = < 5,76,919


Pie chart - I

Travel
18%
Gifts
18%

Accommodation
21%

Miscellaneous
14%
Fund utilized = < 3,50,919
Pie chart - II

7.

Seventy percent of the total expenditure made on Gifts was on Diwali gifts whereas the fund allocated
for the same was 65% of the total fund allocated for Gifts. What is the approximate difference
between the fund allocated and the actual expenditure on Gifts other than the Diwali gifts?
(a) <23,200
(b) <27,500
(c) <17,400
(d) <14,700

8.

The total expenditure on Travel, Gifts and Food was approximately equal to the total fund allocated
for
(a) Food and Accommodation
(b) Entertainment and Miscellaneous
(c) Food and Entertainment
(d) Travel and Miscellaneous

9.

How many distinct three digit numbers can be formed by using the digits of the set {1, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2}?
(a) 13
(b) 12
(c) 11
(d) 10

10.

In an investment plan, if a certain sum is invested at r% per annum simple interest, it becomes k
times in 30 years, where r and k are natural numbers and 3 k 16. Mr. Moneylal invested
<12,340 at r% per annum compounded annually for 3 years. Find the number of possible values of
k and the maximum amount that Mr. Moneylal can realize at the end of the third year.
(a) 5 and <41,647.50
(b) 3 and <21,323.50
(c) 5 and <38,871.50
(d) 3 and <41,657.50

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11.

In the figure given below, ABC is an isosceles right angled triangle and the incircle with center O
touches the side BC at D. If AB = 2 cm, find the length (in cm) of BD.

O
B
(a) 1

1
2

(b) 2 2

(c) 2

1
2

(d)

2 1

12.

A man observes the minute hand and the hour hand of a clock. The clock is faulty and the hands of
the clock move in anticlockwise direction. If this clock shows the correct time at 4:00 a.m., then
what time will it show at 6:15 a.m.?
(a) 2:45 a.m.
(b) 2:15 a.m.
(c) 1:45 a.m.
(d) 1:15 a.m.

13.

The depth of a swimming pool (shown in the figure given below) is 2 feet on the shallow end and 16
feet on the deep end. If the length of the pool is 50 feet and the breadth is 25 feet, find the capacity
of the pool (in cubic feet).

16 fee t
2 feet

25 fee t
50 fee t
(a) 11250

(b) 12000

(c) 10250

(d) Cannot be determined

14.

A boat travels 60 km upstream and 100 km downstream in 8 hours and then travels 75 km upstream
and 175 km downstream in 12 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water?
(a) 36 km/hr
(b) 30 km/hr
(c) 24 km/hr
(d) 20 km/hr

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Directions for questions 15 to 17: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
A Juice manufacturer prepares juices of different flavours and sells them in sealed 1-liter packets. Each
juice type is prepared by mixing some ingredients (in liquid form) in water. The table given below shows the
quantities of all ingredients (in ml), other than water, used in 1 liter of each juice.
Juices
Rose
Sweet and
Delicious
Badam Mania Mixed Juice
Ingredients
Naturals
Sour
Light Juice
Lemon
20
140
40
Rose
250
110
75
45
Almond
30
235
70
65
Cardamom
40
10
25
50
35
Mango
150
90
80
Pineapple
135
105
Vanilla
10
15
30
15
50
Essence
Note: The maximum possible quota of the seven ingredients taken together is 10 liters.
15.

The Juice manufacturer first prepares an equal and maximum possible number of packets of each
type of juice. Then he fully utilizes the remaining quota of ingredients in making additional packet(s)
of juice. For which of the following juices is the number of packets prepared the highest?
(a) Rose Naturals
(b) Sweet and Sour
(c) Badam Mania
(d) Mixed Juice

16.

All the seven ingredients are available in equal quantity. If an equal and maximum possible number
of packets of each type of juice is prepared, then how many packet(s) of each type of juice is/are
prepared?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

17.

If at least one packet of each type of juice is prepared, then what is the maximum possible number
of packets that can be prepared by the manufacturer? (Not necessarily using the full quota of
ingredients.)
(a) 34
(b) 33
(c) 32
(d) 31

18.

If 4x + 3y : xy : y 6x : : 14 : 2 : 1, then find the value of 2x + y.


(a) 0
(b) 5
(c) 4

19.

6
6
What is the minimum possible value of sin + cos ?

(a) 0
20.

A rational number

(b)

1
4

(c)

1
3

(a) 40

(d) None of these

A
, where A and B are co-prime, is converted into a decimal number. If both A and
B

B are less than 100, then for how many values of B will

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(d) Cannot be determined

(b) 60

(c) 14

A
always be a terminating decimal?
B
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21.

If a square is circumscribed by a circle of radius 100 cm, then what is the approximate perimeter
(in cm) of the square?
(a) 282.8
(b) 200
(c) 565.6
(d) 800

Directions for questions 22 and 23: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
In the year 2011, a survey was conducted in Mohamadgunj for three major languages Hindi, Santhali and
Urdu. The total population of Mohamadgunj was 5140 in 2011, out of which 2640 people used to speak
Hindi and 1020 people used to speak both Hindi and Santhali. The number of people who used to speak
Santhali was 360 more than the number of people who used to speak Urdu. The number of people who
used to speak all the three languages was 270.
22.

What could be the maximum number of people who did not speak any of the three languages
mentioned above?
(a) 2890
(b) 2500
(c) 2110
(d) None of these

23.

If the number of people who used to speak only Hindi was more than the number of people who used
to speak only Urdu, then what could be the maximum number of people who used to speak only
Santhali?
(a) 1580
(b) 1230
(c) 1581
(d) 1229

24.

Both alcohol and vinegar evaporate at a constant rate upon boiling and vinegar evaporates at threefifth the rate of alcohol. At 12:10 p.m., Sanjana started boiling a mixture of alcohol and vinegar
containing 60% alcohol in order to reduce the concentration of alcohol to 40%. However, she had to
take a pause to make an urgent phone call at 12:20 p.m. by which time the concentration of alcohol
had reduced to 50%. If she resumed the proceedings at 12:28 p.m., at what time was the desired
concentration of alcohol achieved?
(a) 12:38 p.m.
(b) 12:29 p.m.
(c) 12:31 p.m.
(d) 12:33 p.m.

25.

A raindrop consists of 75% water and the rest is dust. However, by the time it reaches the surface
of Earth, it is left with 70% water as 2 ml water evaporates on the way. Find the original volume of the
raindrop.
(a) 12 ml
(b) 15 ml
(c) 40 ml
(d) 42 ml

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Directions for questions 26 to 28: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Number of garments (in '000 units

The graphs given below show some data regarding the number of garments of two types Casuals and
Formals produced by Sokia Fashions Pvt. Ltd. for the purpose of export during the first five months of the
year 2011. All the garments were passed through extensive quality checks and those found defective were
rejected.
700
600

630
540

520
462

500
360

400
300
200

120

84

52

100

108

75

0
January

February

March

April

May

Month
Total number of garments produced

Number of Formal garments rejected

0.7

0.625

0.6
0.5

0.5

0.375

0.4

0.4
0.25

0.3

0.2

0.3125

0.25

0.2
0.1

0.125

0.125

0
January

February

March

April

May

Month
Fraction of the number of garments rejected to the number of garments selected
Fraction of the number of Formal garments selected to the number of Casual garments selected

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What was the total number (in '000 units) of Formal garments produced in the five months?
(a) 725
(b) 756
(c) 640
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27.

For how many of the given five months was the number of Casual garments selected equal?
(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) 2
(d) 3

28.

In which month was the number of Casual garments rejected as a percentage of the total number of
garments rejected the highest?
(a) January
(b) March
(c) April
(d) May

29.

If f(x) = max (x2 4, x, 1), then what is the minimum value of f(x)?
(a) 4

(b)

1 17
2

c) 1

d) 0

30.

N = 51! + 2! + 3! + K + 12! + 13!


The digits of the number N are added to get another number. Then the digits of the number obtained
are added to get yet another number. The process is repeated till a single digit number is obtained.
What is that single digit number?
(a) 7
(b) 6
(c) 5
(d) 8

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Section II
Directions for questions 31 to 33: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions.
Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.
We especially revere the genius of Shakespeare in the English-speaking world, but Id like to focus on the
genius of another writer, a Spanish one, Miguel de Cervantes, who shaped our world as well, and did so in
ways that may not be apparent even to those aware of his enormous literary influence. With the two parts
of Don Quixote, published in 1605 and 1615 respectively, Cervantes created the worlds first bestseller, a
novel that, in the words of the great critic Harold Bloom, contains within itself all the novels that have
followed in its sublime wake.
As if that were not enough, in writing those volumes Cervantes did something even more profound: he
crystallized in prose a confluence of changes in how people in early modern Europe understood themselves
and the world around them. What he passed down to those who would write in his wake, then, was not
merely a new genre but an implicit worldview that would infiltrate every aspect of social life: fiction.
What is fiction? And how does reading fiction affect how we experience the world?
The literary historian Luiz Costa Lima has argued that prior to the invention of fiction; narratives were largely
measured against one overriding standard: the perceived truthfulness of their relation to the world. That
truth was often a moral or theological one, and to the extent that narratives related the deeds of men,
proximity to an image of virtue or holiness would be considered worthy of imitation, and distance from it
worthy of opprobrium.
Fiction is different.
For a prose narrative to be fictional it must be written for a reader who knows it is untrue and yet treats it for
a time as if it were true. The reader knows, in other words, not to apply the traditional measure of truthfulness
for judging a narrative; he or she suspends that judgment for a time, in a move that Samuel Taylor Coleridge
popularized as the willing suspension of disbelief, or poetic faith. Another way of putting this is to say
that a reader must be able to occupy two opposed identities simultaneously: a nave reader who believes
what he is being told, and a savvy one who knows it is untrue.
In order to achieve this effect the author needs to pull off a complex trick. At every step of the way, a
fictional narrative both knows more and less than it is telling us. It speaks always with at least two voices,
at times representing the limited perspective of its characters, at times revealing to the reader elements of
the story unknown to some or all of those characters.
While writers prior to Cervantes deployed elements of this fictional template, he was the first to use the
technique as a basis of a full-blown, extended narrative. In order to do this, Cervantes imported into the art
of prose narration a ploy he learned from his favorite art form, the one he most desperately wished to excel
at the theater. Like a playwright including a play within a play, with characters dividing into actors and
audience members on the stage, Cervantes made his book be about books, and turned his characters into
readers of and characters in those books.

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31.

All of the following explain how narratives were measured prior to the invention of fiction except:
(a) A narrative was considered better if it conveyed reality of that time more accurately.
(b) A narrative was considered better if it upheld religious beliefs of the time.
(c) A narrative was considered less worthy if it depicted behaviour that deviated from an image of the
ideal man.
(d) A narrative was considered less worthy if it depicted actions that went against moral or theological
truths.

32.

According to the passage, which one of these is not true of Cervantes?


(a) Cervantes biggest contribution to the world was the introduction of the first full blown narrative
based on fiction.
(b) Cervantes may not be appreciated completely even by people who otherwise know of his
considerable influence.
(c) Cervantes borrowed elements from theatre in his writings.
(d) Every novel that came after Cervantes Don Quixote borrowed something from it.

33.

Which of the following best exemplifies the willing suspension of disbelief as described in the
passage?
(a) An astronomer who enjoys stories about alien civilizations even though he/she concedes there
is no possibility of intelligent life on other planets.
(b) A teenager who starts believing in vampires after reading a popular bestseller even though there
is no evidence that they exist.
(c) A reporter who empathises with the plight of the victims after reading an account of genocides
even if he/she knows that the account may be exaggerated.
(d) A politician who adopts the ideas of a famous statesman after reading his memoirs even though
parts of the memoirs were fabricated.

Directions for questions 34 and 35: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Anu, Banu, Charu, Dhanu, Ellu, Fiza, Goru and Hina are eight friends, from eight different B-Schools. They
perform in Nukkad Natak "LPG" held at Patna. During the performance they sit at a circular table such that
four of them face inside i.e. towards the center and the rest four face outside i.e. away from the center of
the table. Each of them uses one of the four props Dholak, Danda, Dafli and Chunni. Anu and Hina sit
diametrically opposite each other and use the same prop. No other pair of friends sitting diametrically
opposite each other uses the same prop. It is also known that:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
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Hina from IMT uses Dafli. She sits immediately to the left of both Charu from IMI and Banu from
FMS.
The person sitting diametrically opposite the person from IMI faces inside.
Goru from IIMS sits immediately to the left of Anu from CIMP.
Charu and both her immediate neighbours face inside.
Dhanu from IIMA sits diametrically opposite Ellu.
The props used by Banu and Charu are Chunni and Dholak respectively.
Dhanu, who uses Chunni, sits third to the left of the person from IIMR.
The person from IIFT uses Danda and is the only person sitting between the two persons using
Dholak.
Who is from IIMR and which prop does he/she use?
(a) Fiza, Chunni
(b) Charu, Dholak
(c) Fiza, Dholak

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35.

How many of the following combinations is/are correct?


(i) Goru - Dholak
(ii) Dhanu - Chunni
(iii) Ellu - Danda
(iv) Anu - Dafli
(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 2

(d) 1

Directions for questions 36 to 38: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions.
Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.
Perhaps the most important part of criticism is the fact that it presents to the creator a problem which is
never solved. Criticism is to him a perpetual presence. If he could satisfy his mind that criticism was a
certain thing: a good thing or a bad, a proper presence or an irrelevant, he could psychologically dispose of
it. But he cannot. For criticism is a configuration of responses and reactions so intricate, so kaleidoscopic,
that it would be as simple to categorize life itself.
The artist remains the artist precisely in so far as he rejects the simplifying and reducing process of the
average man who at an early age puts life away into some snug conception of his mind and race. Not so,
the artist. In the moment when he elects to avoid by whatever makeshift the raw agony of life, he ceases to
be fit to create. He must face experience forever freshly: reduce life each day anew to chaos and remould
it into order. Thus only may he retain and record that pure surprise whose earliest voicing is the first cry of
the infant.
The unresolved expectancy of the creator toward life should be his response to criticism also. He should
hold it as part of his adventure. He should understand in it, particularly when it is impertinent, stupid and
cruel, the ponderable weight of life itself, reacting upon his search for a fresh conquest over it. Though it
persists unchanged in its role of purveying misinformation and absurdity to the public, he should know it for
himself a blessed dispensation.
With his maturity, the creators work goes out into the world. And in this act, he puts the world away. For
the artists work defines: and definition means apartness: and the average man is undefined in the social
body. Here is a danger for the artist within the very essence of his artistic virtue. During the years of his
apprenticeship, he has struggled to create for himself an essential world out of experience. Now he begins
to succeed: and he lives too fully in his own selection: he lives too simply in the effects of his effort. The
gross and fumbling impact of experience is eased. The rawness of Family and Business is refined or
removed. But now once more the world comes in to him, in the form of the Critic. Here again, in a sharp
concentrated sense, the world moves on him: its complacency, its hysteria, its down-tending appetites
and fond illusions, its pathetic worship of yesterdays and hatred of tomorrows, its fear-dogmas and its
blood-avowals.
The artist shall leave the world only to find it, hate it only because he loves, attack it only if he serves. At
that epoch of his life when the worlds gross sources may grow dim, Criticism brings them back. Wherefore,
the function of the Critic is a blessing and a need.
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According to the passage, the essential difference between an artist and an average man is:
(a) The average man has simplistic, preconceived notions about life while the artist looks at every
moment in a new and different way.
(b) The average man simplifies and reduces the process of criticism while an artist rejects it.
(c) The artist rejects the process of criticism while the average man simplifies and reduces the
process as dictated by his mind and race.
(d) The artist rejects snug conceptions of race and mind while the average man welcomes them.

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37.

According to the author, what should be the artists attitude towards criticism?
(a) He should ignore it as it is impertinent, stupid and cruel.
(b) He should persist unchanged as it is a purveyor of misinformation to the public.
(c) He should accept its role as a purveyor of misinformation.
(d) He should accept it as a part of life itself.

38.

According to the author, what is the function of criticism in an artists life?


(a) Criticism is either a boon or a curse depending on how the author overcomes it.
(b) Criticism is either a blessing or a need in that it creates or destroys an artist.
(c) Criticism is both a need and a blessing as it brings the mundane features of life to an artist.
(d) Criticism can become a blessing and a need if an artist is successful in handling it.

39.

Upashana earns more than Tarun and spends less than Sunanda. Tarun earns as well as spends
more than Sunanda. Ranjan spends more than Sunanda and earns less than Tarun. Which of the
following statements is definitely false?
(a) Ranjan earns the least and spends the most.
(b) Upashana earns the most and Tarun spends the most.
(c) Sunanda spends more than Ranjan and Tarun earns more than Upashana.
(d) Tarun spends the most and Ranjan earns the least.

Directions for questions 40 to 42: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions.
Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.
Does the end justify the means? This question occurred to me when I read that Alberto Fujimori, former
president of Peru, had been sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment for corruption, to run
concurrently with the twenty-five years he is already serving for abuse of human rights.
As it happens, I was in Peru during the election that first brought Fujimori to power. His opponent was the
world-famous novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, who I, like many others, assumed would win. He was highly
intelligent, extremely eloquent, had a clear idea of what was needed for Peru to emerge from its current
nightmare, and he was standing for election out of patriotism and for the good of his country. He had
nothing to prove, nothing to gain; it is rare indeed to encounter a candidate so transparently unmotivated by
personal goals.
Fujimori won. I hadnt appreciated just how much his obscurity might help him, so great was the
disillusionment in the country with national figures. Fujimori was a distinguished academic agronomist, but
you could be the most famous agronomist in the world and still live in the most perfect obscurity. One
Peruvian peasant captured the mood perfectly when asked why he had voted for Fujimori. Because I didnt
know anything about him, he replied. In other words, every mans past disqualifies him from high public
office.
The Peru that Fujimori inherited was in terrible condition. Inflation was so rapid that you couldnt buy
anything of any value in the local currency: you had to use dollars. But inflation was not the worst or
greatest of Perus worries. That honour belonged to Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), the Maoist insurgency
that at the time controlled quite a lot of the national territory. I was convinced that, if Sendero won, there
would be another Cambodia in Peru: tyranny on a much larger scale.

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The history of Sendero was instructive, from two points of view. First, it destroys the notion that such
revolutionary movements are the direct and spontaneous product of the grievances of the poor. The second
is that it illustrates the dangerous folly of expanding tertiary education as a means of economic development
rather than as a consequence of economic development.
The founder of Sendero was the professor of philosophy at Ayacucho University, Abimael Guzman, known
to his acolytes as Presidente Gonzalo. His ideas were the application of Maoism to Peru and were
collectively as Gonzalo Thought. He was the object of a grotesque cult of personality.
Ayacucho University itself had been in abeyance since the seventeenth century; the Peruvian government
thought to revive it as a means of developing the economy of the local area, one of the poorest and most
backward in the country, and bringing to it a modicum of social progress. What it brought instead was a
Peruvian Pol Pot (who had written his thesis on Kant), who was easily able to influence and indoctrinate
young men and women who were the first generation ever to receive tertiary education, and who were the
scions of an immemorially oppressed people.
40.

What can you infer about the candidates for elections in Peru from the authors observations about
them?
(a) Most of them lived in obscurity before the elections.
(b) A candidates past disqualified him from political office.
(c) In Peru, all the candidates other than Mario Vargas were motivated by personal goals.
(d) Fujimori won because he was a famous agronomist.

41.

The author is most likely to agree with which of the following with regard to tertiary education?
(a) A government should focus on various tertiary education programmes to help in a countrys
development.
(b) Unless a government focuses on tertiary education, it cannot hope to develop.
(c) It makes sense to expand tertiary education programmes only when a country is economically
developed.
(d) Tertiary education is only a means to the end that is economic development.

42.

What can be inferred about the authors feelings about Sendero not winning?
(a) The author was disappointed and disillusioned that an honest man standing for elections out of
patriotism was defeated.
(b) The author was amused that a mans past disqualified him from public office.
(c) The author felt bitter that a famous agronomist could live in perfect obscurity.
(d) The author was relieved that a man who had the makings of a dictator had lost.

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43.

Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical
order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate
one.
A. The repercussions of that 1967 conflict set the backdrop for the seemingly never-ending IsraeliPalestinian conflict.
B. In other words, peace could ultimately be kept only if those on either side of the conflict found it
in their interest.
C. Moreover, the blue-helmeted soldiers who were stationed on the western part of the Sinai Peninsula
could be told to leave by their host country, Egypt, at any moment.
D. Its job was not to resolve the deeper sources of the conflict or enforce a permanent settlement.
E. A decade after the Suez conflict the Egyptians asked UNEF peacekeepers to leave on the eve
of the Six-Day War.
(a) ABCDE

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(d) BCDEA

(b) CBEDA

(c) ACBDE

(d) BEDAC

Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical
order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate
one.
A. The broken politics in New Delhi means that its almost impossible for Manmohan Singhs
government to take coherent policy decisions.
B. Beijings sweet reasonableness in 2012 is therefore welcome.
C. China anticipates this year to be a rough ride with bumps on the economy and a leadership
transition.
D. For India too, its important to not build an adversarial position vis-a-vis China.
E. India must remember though, that sweetness is not their default position.
(a) DABCE

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Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical
order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate
one.
A. This, of course, is a classical contraposition - Jorge Luis Borges, brings it up in his book using
as an example the historical meeting between the Bactrian King Menander and the Buddhist
sage Nagasena.
B. The self-conquest recipe seemed to me too extreme, given that striving for better life is so
central to human nature.
C. Is there a middle way to happiness that avoids conquest of any kind?
D. Moreover, I could not help thinking of it as a kind of cop-out: giving up worldly life is only meaningful
if you can first show that youre capable of living it.
E. At the same time, the all-out world conquest idea is too extreme in another, obvious sense.
(a) ABDEC

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(b) EABCD

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(b) CABDE

(c) BCEDA

(d) CBEAD

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Directions for questions 46 to 48: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Each of the seven siblings Anshu, Bhuvan, Crystal, Daksh, Eric, Foram and Giresh participated in a
different activity among Painting, Singing, Dancing, Debate, Essay Writing, Cooking and Gymnastics, not
necessarily in the same order, during a talent hunt competition organized by their housing society. It is
also known that:
(i)
There is exactly one pair of twins among the seven and none of the twins participated in Gymnastics.
(ii)
Bhuvan participated in Cooking and Anshu participated in Debate.
(iii)
Those who participated in Singing, Dancing and Essay Writing are younger to Daksh, who is not the
eldest among the seven.
(iv)
Eric is younger to Crystal, who is younger to Foram.
(v)
The eldest and the youngest of the siblings participated in Dancing and Debate, in no particular
order.
(vi)
The one who participated in Painting has exactly four siblings elder to him/her and the one who
participated in Gymnastics has exactly four siblings younger to him/her.
Note: Twins to be considered equal in age.
46.

47.

48.

49.

In which of the following activities did Foram definitely not participate?


(a) Painting
(b) Essay Writing
(c) Singing

(d) None of these

Who among the following is one of the twins?


(a) Eric
(b) Foram

(c) Giresh

(d) Daksh

Who participated in Gymnastics?


(a) Giresh
(b) Eric

(c) Crystal

(d) Daksh

There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose
the one that fills the gaps most appropriately.
It killed our ________when we heard it. Gourmet, the ________indeed gold standard of food
magazines, is closing.
(a) taste, benevolent
(c) hope, open handed

50.

(b) appetite, trend defining


(d) enthusiasm, magnanimous

There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose
the one that fills the gaps most appropriately.
With oceans getting __________________ by chemicals, _______________ eaters are turning
to this sea salt that was fossilized when the Himalayas rose from the oceans.
(a) contaminated, discerning
(c) desecrated, demanding

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(d) putrefied, fussy

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51.

A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options,
choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Its also what Vindi Banga employed when trying to figure out how to sell Unilever products to rural
Indian women. Instead of spending on advertising, the company established the women as smallbusiness operators, providing loans to buy Unilever products and resell them in their communities.
The women got jobs, and Unilever got a new distribution channel, notes Banga. These ladies
became brand ambassadors, brand teachers and brand distributors all in one.
_____________________________
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

52.

Rural markets have come up in a big way in the past few years.
It is astonishing that the potential of rural markets was discovered so late.
In emerging markets, companies work very hard to get the value equation right.
It is not surprising that Indian executives tend to pay particular attention to the rural consumer.

A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options,
choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Churchill and Gandhi, Hitler and Stalinall had precise images, good or evil, and their deaths were
cause for sorrow or celebration. With Mao Tse-tung, it is another story. In his lifetime, he was
transformed in the public mind from archenemy to a more ambiguous figure that inspired neither
hatred nor love, but uneasy admiration. He embraced too many opposites to be more than partially
comprehended: visionary and tyrant, molder of mens souls and master of mens lives, the abstract
theoretician ruthlessly presiding over the liquidation of his opponents, the roly-poly uncle of his
country dunking in the Yangtze. But Americans had learned to be comfortable with Mao. So long as
he lived, China would not be especially friendly; neither would it be overly hostile.
__________________________________________
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

53.

In his lifetime, he was transformed in the public mind.


Now there is apprehension about which way the country may tilt.
Maos death was like the toppling of a giant.
Great foreign leaders have always evoked strong emotions among Americans.

A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options,
choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
In the early 1940s, Venu Chitale, a Maharashtrian in Britain, used to broadcast radio shows on
Indian cooking for BBCs home service. Around then, writer Mulk Raj Anand too had brought out a
collection of Indian recipes in the UK. Curry may be a craze among the British today, but few know
about its history in Britain. Indian independence created a sort of collective amnesia about the
history that India and Britain shared. _______________________________
(a) The history of Indians in Britain is better known and remembered post-1950.
(b) This shared history of the two countries can be compared to a long-term relationship.
(c) Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad is a project funded by the UK Arts
and Humanities Research Council.
(d) Beyond the Frame: India British Connections is an archiving project that documents the long
history of Indian presence in Britain.

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Directions for questions 54 and 55: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Five players Bimal, Charak, Ehsaan, Smaran and Tanush participated in a Table Tennis tournament
where each player played against every other player exactly once. Two points were awarded for a win and
no point for a loss. In case of a draw, both the players were awarded one point each.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

Tanush won the match against Smaran but lost the match against Ehsaan.
Out of the four matches played by Charak, he won two and the other two matches were drawn.
None of the players lost all the matches played by him.
Bimal played a draw against both Charak and Ehsaan.

54.

If Charak won the match against Smaran, then what could have been the maximum score of
Smaran?
(a) 3
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) None of these

55.

What could be the minimum absolute difference between the scores of Tanush and Charak?
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 0
(d) 4

56.

The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option
corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.
WEAR
(a) These woollen suits are not designed for wear in hot climates.
(b) You should get years of wear out of that carpet.
(c) She wears her hair long.
(d) Youre wearing off wellonly a few grey hairs!

57.

The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option
corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.
PIN
(a) I need the up-to-date sales figures but I can never pin him up at the office.
(b) The ball stopped five feet short of the pin.
(c) Hes not as quick on his pins as he used to be.
(d) For two pins Id tell her what I really think of her.

58.

Each of the four friends Amitav, Bhavna, Charu and Dev got admission in a different B-School
among IIML, IIMK, IIMS and IITB, not necessarily in the same order. Also, during their preparation,
the four had joined different coaching centers among Alpha, Beta, Gama and Delta, in no particular
order. Each of them was good at exactly one subject area among QA, DI/LR and VA/RC. The one
who got admission at IIMK had joined Gama and he/she was not good at VA/RC. Dev got admission
at IIMS, and he had not joined Alpha. Amitav got admission at IITB, had joined Beta and was good
at QA. Charu was good at VA/RC.
Which of the following is the correct combination of Bhavna's B-School and coaching center?
(a) IIMK and Alpha
(b) IIML and Gama
(c) IIMK and Gama
(d) Cannot be determined

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59.

Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s)
or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the
most appropriate option.
1. In 1970s, when I was senior lecturer at Birmingham University,
2. I began to do lecture tours of universities in foreign countries at the invitation of the British
Council and to give papers at international conferences in foreign cities.
3. The latter were usually much more enjoyable than similar events in England, with their spartan
accomodation in student halls and canteen food to match.
4. Abroad you stayed in hotels, ate in restaurants and did some sightseeing in congenial company.
(a) 3 and 2

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 4 and 1

(d) 1 and 3

60.

Four sentences are given below, labeled (a), (b), (c) and (d). Of these, three statements need to be
arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose
the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) China claimed developing country status, which would allow it to use special provisions reserved
for developing countries, such as longer transition periods in the implementation of certain rules.
(b) For instance, this proved to be a bone of contention in Chinas negotiations for accession to the
WTO.
(c) This certainty is a valuable resource for developing countries, which have limited resources and
can put them to better use if the rules of the game are established.
(d) Often, this is a matter of negotiation between the particular country and other countries that will
be affected by the decision.

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