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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 1

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

A lady has three dresses of different colours, three purses of different colours and two different pairs of shoes. Two of the colours are black & white. She refuses to take her white purse with her black dress. How many dress-purse-shoe combinations could she have?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 1

If there are no conditions, then the total number of possibilities is 3 × 3 × 2 = 18. As per the given conditions, she will not carry the white purse with her black dress. She can combine the two pairs of shoes with the white purse and the black dress. These two possibilities are ruled out. Thus the total number of possibilities is 18 – 2 = 16.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 2

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

If the number 97423A67B7 is divisible by 9 & 11, the values of A and B respectively are

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 2

Since the number is divisible by 9, the sum of its digits must be a multiple of 9.

Since, 45 + A + B is a multiple of 9, A + B = 9.........(i)

Now, as the number is divisible by 11, using divisibility test for 11 yields (22 + B) – (23 + A) is 0 or a multiple of 11.

This simplifies to (B – A – 1) is 0 or a multiple of 11.

The only possible value is 0.

So, (B – A) = 1................(ii)

 

Solving these equations (i) and (ii),we get A = 4 and B = 5.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 3

A person buys national savings certificates of value exceeding that of the last year’s purchase by Rs. 200. After 10 years he finds that the total value of the certificates purchased by him is Rs. 10,500. Find the value of the certificate purchased by him in the 7th year.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 3

From the information, it can be concluded that the values over the years form an AP with common difference 200. The no of terms is 10 and their sum id 10500.Therefore, we get

Solve this equation to get a = 150.

So the value of the certificates purchased in the 7th year is 150 + (6 × 200) = Rs. 1350.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 4

A drama company needs 24 actors to be cast among boys, girls and adults. If no actor takes two roles, how many adults are needed? Choose from the choices a, b, c, d to say which of the following statements is/are necessary to solve the problem.

Statement I : The ratio of boys needed to girls is 2:1

Statement II : The ratio of children(boys and girls) needed to adults is 3 : 1

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 4

Statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question since it does not provide any information about adults. Statement II gives the ratio of the number of adults to the number of children needed. Since the total number of actors is known, statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 5

A person went with flowers for worship to four temples and offered some flowers at each temple. He purchased enough flowers before entering the gate of each temple to make the number he had with him become double, three-fold, four-fold and five-fold respectively at the gates of the first, second, third and fourth temple. The number of flowers offered at each temple was sixty and he had no flowers remaining with him after offering at the fourth temple. He started with how many flowers?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 5

This question is best solved by working backwards. In the 4th temple, 60 flowers are offered and then there are no flowers left. This means that the person had 60 flowers, which were obtained by making the initial number 5-fold. Since 60 = 12 × 5, the person had 12 flowers when he was entering the 4th temple. So, the person must have 12 flowers with him after offering 60 flowers in the 3rdtemple. This means that he had 60 + 12 = 72 flowers in the 3rd temple. Working with the same logic as before, 72 = 18 × 4 implies that he had 18 flowers left after the 2nd temple, or, 60 + 18 = 78 flowers in the 2nd temple. Now, 78 = 26 × 3 implies that he had 26 + 60 = 86 flowers in the 1st temple. Since 86 = 43 × 2, he had 43 flowers in the beginning.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 6

A block of wood in the form of Cuboids 6"X7"X13" has all its six faces painted pink. If the wooden block is cut into 546 cubes of 1"X1"X1", how many cubes would atleast one pink face?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 6

The total number of small cubes is 6 × 7 × 13 = 546. The number of cubes with no face painted is 4 × 5 × 11 = 220. Therefore the number of cubes with at least one face painted is 546 – 220 = 326.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 7

Vrinda, an avid reader of Fiction, prefers Forsyth to Ludlum and McLain to Christie. She prefers Sheldon to Wallace and Wallace to Christie. She prefers McLain to Ludlum and does not like Forsyth more than McLain. Vrinda would first read a book she prefers more. If Vrinda buys books by all these authors, which of the following can’t occur?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 7

The given information states that Vrinda prefers Sheldon to Wallace. So, she would read Sheldon before Wallace. So, whatever be the order that she reads books, she cannot read Wallace first.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 8

The number that must be added to each of the numbers 8, 21, 13 and 31 to make the ratio of the first two numbers equal to the ratio of the last two numbers is -

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 8

Suppose the number is x. then, (8 + x) / (21 + x) = (13 + x) / (31 + x). Solving this equation yields x = 5.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 9

Salman, while trying to make a mosaic, tries to arrange the tile pieces he has into groups of 24, 36 and 42. He leaves remainders of 9, 21 and 27 respectively each time. Find the least number of tiles that Salman has

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 9

The difference between the divisors and corresponding remainders is always 15. So the required number of tiles is

LCM(24, 36, 42) – 15 = 504 – 15 = 489.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 10

Ravi, Mohan, Sunil & Pramod borrowed equal sums of money at 12% per annum for two years. Pramod had to pay compound interest compounded quarterly. Ravi had to pay simple interest. Mohan had to pay compound interest compounded yearly. Sunil had to pay compound interest compounded half yearly. At the end of two years the second highest interest is to be paid by

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 10

Simple interest will always be less than compound interest. In compound interest, as the number of calculations per year increases, the interest also increases. Therefore, Sunil will pay the second highest interest.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 11

Arun does half as much work as Bipin in three fourth of the time. If they take 18 days to finish a job working together, how much time will Bipin take to finish the job alone?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 11

Suppose B can complete 4 units of work in 4 days. Then, A can complete 2 units in 3 days, i.e., 4 units in 6 days.

In other words, A and B can complete 2/3 units and 1 unit of work each day respectively.

Since they work together, they can complete 2/3 + 1 = 5/3 units of work each day.

Working together, they can complete the job in 18 days. So the total work is (5/3) x 18 = 30 units.

B completes 1 unit per day, thus he can complete the job in 30 days.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 12

As the number of units manufactured increases from 5000 to 7000, the total cost of production increases from Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 34,000. Find the relationship between the cost (y) and the number of units made (x), if the relationship is linear.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 12

We shall solve this question by options. Substitute x = 5000 in option 3,we get y = 26000. Again put x = 7000 in option 3, we get y = 34000. Hence option 3 is the answer.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 13

Three pipes P, Q, R can fill a tank in 4, 8 and 12 hours respectively, while another pipe S can drain it in 10 hours. Which arrangement will fill the tank in the least possible time?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 13

Suppose the volume of the tank is 120 litres. In 1 hour, P, Q and R can fill 30, 15 and 10 litres respectively while S can empty 12 litres. From this, the effective per hour rates(putting the values in option),

for eg in option pipe

Q = 15,

P and S = 30 - 12 = 18.

P, R, S = 30 + 10 - 12 = 28.

Q, R, S = 15 + 10 - 12 = 13.

Thus for answer choices a to d, the rates are are 15, 18, 28 and 13 litres per hour respectively.Thus if the combination from the option are used to find the time i.e 120/rate, the times taken will be 8, 6.66, 4.28 and 9.23 hours respectively. Hence option C.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 14

Mr. Seth borrows Rs. 32,760 without interest and agrees to pay back in 12 monthly installments, each being twice the preceding one. Find the 2nd and the last installment.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 14

The installments will form a GP with common ratio 2. The sum of this GP is 32760

a(212 – 1) / (2 – 1).

Solving this equation yields a = 8.

Thus the 2nd installment is 8 x 2 = 16 and the last installment is 8 x 211 = 16384.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 15

In an AP, the ratio of the 7th term to the 10th term is -1. If the 16th term is -15, what is the 3rd term?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 15

Suppose the first term is a and the common difference is d. Then the 7th term and the 10th term are (a + 6d) and (a + 9d) respectively.

So, (a + 6d) / (a + 9d) = -1.

Simplifying this ratio gives 2a + 15d = 0.

The 16th term is a + 15d = -15.

Solving these as simultaneous equations yields

a = 15 and d = -2.

The 3rd term is a + 2d = 15 – 4 = 11.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 16

Mr. A and Mr. B went to an airport lounge. There are two seats vacant in the whole area. Depending upon their individual speed and the time taken in security check etc, the probability of Mr. A getting the seat is 1/3 and the probability of Mr. B getting the seat is 1/5. Find the probability that only one of them gets the seat.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 16

We are interested in the case where one of them gets a seat and the other doesn’t.

The probability of A not getting seat is =1-1/3 = 2/3

The probability of B not getting seat is =1-1/5 = 4/5

 

The required probability is (1/3 × 4/5) + (2/3 × 1/5) = 2/5.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 17

A square ABCD is inscribed in a circle of radius R. Another circle is inscribed in ABCD and a square EFGH is inscribed in this circle. The side EF is equal to

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 17

The diameter of the circle becomes the diagonal of the first square. So the side of the first square is R(2)1/2. This side becomes the diameter of the second circle as well as the diagonal of the second square. So the side of the second square will be R.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 18

Three horses H, H2, H3, entered a field which has seven portions marked P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P. If no two horses are allowed to enter the same portion of the field, in how many ways can the horses graze the grass of the field?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 18

The number of ways in which the horses can graze is 7P3 = 210.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 19

DIRECTIONS for the question: Following table show the percentage literate population of six states and the proportion of male and female.

Q. Aries Leather Products Company wants to target women in the State A having 30 lac population, for marketing their brand of purses. Approximately how many literate persons can they address in state A?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 19

In state A, 12% of 30 lakhs, i.e., 3.6 lakh are literate and women among them are 2/5th of 3.6 lakh, that happens to be

72000×2 = 144000.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 20

DIRECTIONS for the question: Following table show the percentage literate population of six states and the proportion of male and female.

Q. Aries Leather Products Company, wanting to target literate women of the State A with total population 30 lacs, needs to print 3 different product brochures A, B & C for marketing their brand across the entire target population. Brochure B should be twice as many as Brochure A; and Brochure C should be one-third of Brochure A. How many of Brochure C should they print to cover the target population?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 20

40% of literate people in state A are women. Referring to the previous solution, the number of literate women is 144000. So the company needs to print 144000 brochures of types A, B and C in the ratio 3 : 6 : 1. Thus the company must print (1/10) x 144000 = 14400 brochures of type C.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 21

DIRECTIONS for the question: Following table show the percentage literate population of six states and the proportion of male and female.

Q. The Literacy Mission has decided to focus its efforts in educating illiterate males of the state C and the state E. They need to hire teachers in the ratio of 1 : 100. The population of the state C is 30 lacs and that in state E is 60 lacs, then what is the ratio of teachers required for state C and E?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 21

25% of the people in state C are literate. So, (3/4) x 30 lakh = 22.5 lakh people in state C are illiterate. 40% of these, i.e., 9 lakh are men.

10% of the people in state E are literate. So, (9/10) x 60 lakh = 54 lakh people in state E are illiterate. 60% of these, i.e., 32.4 lakh are men.

Since the ratio of teachers to population is always 1 : 100, the ratio of the number of teachers required in state C to that required in state E = 9 / 32.4.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 22

Direction  (Q. 22 - 25) : Each symbol represents 500 Vechicles. The follwing chart shows vehicles crossing Howrah Bridge.

Q. What percent of total number of vehicles on Wednesday were cars?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 22

1500 of the 2500 vehicles on Wednesday were cars. This is 60%

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 23

Q. If trucks paid a toll of Rs. l and Cars Rs. 0.50 how much toll money was collected on Friday?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 23

The total money collected from the 1000 trucks and 2000 cars on Friday was

 

(1000 × 1) + (2000 × 0.5) = Rs. 2000.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 24

Q. On which day the Octroi post that has to check every truck needs to handle higher load?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 24

From the diagram it is clear that Tuesday has the maximum number of trucks. Hence option B is the answer.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 25

Q. The Octroi post has to run on all days of the week. The staff has therefore decided to take a weekly off on two different days without disturbing the workload; half of the staff taking off on one day and the rest taking on the other day. Which two days should they select?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 25

The least number of trucks cross the bridge on Saturday and Sunday. Therefore these days should be selected for the weekly offs. Hence option C is the answer

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 26

From a point B on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top of the tower is 300. If the tower is 100m high, the distance of B from the foot of the tower is

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 27

The length of the sides forming right angle of a right angled triangle are 5x cm and (3x - 1) cm. If its area is 60 cm2, find its hypotenuse.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 27

Now , we know the Pythagorean Triplet (8,15, 17). Thus, if 5x = 15 = ⇒ x = 3 then it also satisfies 3x - 1 = 8 when we put x = 3

Thus, length of hypotenuse is 17cm.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 28

The largest sphere is carved out of a cube of side 7 cm. Find the volume of the sphere.

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 29

The difference between the length and breadth of a rectangle is 23 m. If its perimeter is 206 m, then its area is:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 29

L - B = 23 & 2(L + B) = 206 or L + B = 103. Now, solving we get L = 63 and B = 40. So, area = (L × B) = 63 ×  40 = 2520.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 30

DIRECTIONS for the question: The question given below has a problem and four alternatives. You have to choose the best answer from the alternatives a, b, c and d.

Find the area of the quadrilateral ABCD. (Given, √3 = 1.73)

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 30

Area of quadrilateral = Ar(ΔABC +ΔACD).

Ar (ΔACD) = √3/4(20)2 = 173.

Ar (ΔABC) = 96.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 31

A square of side 2 m is made to form an octagon by chipping off triangular portions from its sides. If the octagon so formed is regular in nature, then the side of the octagon is:

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 32

In a certain year, the population of a certain town was 9000. If the next year the population of males increases by 5% and that of the females by 8% and the total population increases to 9600, then what was the ratio of population of males and females in that given year?

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 33

In a mathematics exam, a student scored 30% in the first paper out of a total of 180. How much should he score in the second paper (out of 150) if he is to get at least 50% marks overall?

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 34

Two-third of a consignment was sold at a profit of 5% and the remainder at a loss of 2%. If the total profit was Rs. 400, the value of the consignment was

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 35

If a bucket is 80 % full, then it contains 2 litres more water then when it is   full. What is the capacity of the bucket ?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 35

Suppose the capacity of the bucket is X litres. When it is 80% full, it contains 4X/5 litres.

When it is 66 2/3 % full, it contains 2X/3 litres. So, 4X/5 = 2X/3 + 2.

Solving this equation yields X = 15 litres.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 36

In an examination, 80% students passed in Physics, 70% in Chemistry while 15% failed in both the subjects. If 325 students passed in both the subjects. Find the total number of students who appeared in the examination.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 36

Since 80% students passed the exam in Physics so 20% failed in Physics.

Similarly 30% failed in Chemistry and 15 % failed in both.

So, no. of students failing in at least one subject = 30 +20 - 15 = 35%.

So, remaining 65 % passed in both the subjects which is equal to 325.

So, 65% of total = 325

=> Total = 500.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 37

There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class, who all can speak at least one of English or Hindi. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. Ten students can speak both English and Hindi.  If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English ?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 37

Only English =21 - 10 = 11. So only Hindi = 50 - 21 = 29, Hindi = 29+10 = 39.

Hence Hindi =39, only Hindi =29, Only English =11

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 38

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 39

The distance between 2 cities is 192 km. Travelling by Shatabadi, it takes 48 minutes less than another train. Calculate the speed of Shatabadi if the speed of two trains differs by 20 km per hour.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 39

ATQ, Time taken by another train - Time taken by Shatabadi = 48 minutes 

Now check by the options, 80km/hr satisfies the above question.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 40

A and B together can do a piece of work in 4 4/5 days, B and C together can do it in 8 days, and A, B and C together in 4 days. How long would A and C together take to do it? In what time would B do it alone?

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Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 41

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the word from the options which is Opposite in meaning to the given word.

DISTRAUGHT

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 41

Distraught means very worried and upset. Unruffled is an antonym of distraught. Unruffled meaning free from emotional agitation or nervous tension.

Conceited means characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

Unwavering means marked by firm determination or resolution.

Uptight means being in a tense state.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 42

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the word from the options which is Opposite in meaning to the given word.

TENACIOUS

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 42

Tenacious means stubbornly unyielding or strong, therefore the opposite for the word is acquiescent. Acquiescent means willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest

Timorous means timid/fearful by nature or revealing timidity.

Fallacious means based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information.

Venerable means impressive by reason of age/ profoundly honoured.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 43

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Insert suitable option.

I can assure you that this room............opened before I opened it today.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 43

1. From some time in the past till today ,  we use the present perfect tense.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 44

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Complete the following sentence with the best alternative:

“Over the decades, _______ films have attempted to capture the full horror of her ‘Frankenstein’story, but none have come close to equaling the power of Mary Shelley’s frightening prose.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 44

The idea being put forth is that over the decades many films have attempted to …. but none … Hence numerous. 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 45

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Complete the following sentence with the best alternative.

In the month of May the ____sound of the ice-cream cart can be heard.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 45

During the month of May the sound of the ice-cream cart is heard time and again . Ubiquitous means present everywhere. The sound of the ice-cream cart is music to the ears. If it is cacophonic (very loud and harsh) it would hardly attract people or children.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 46

DIRECTIONS (Q. 46 - 50) Read the passage and answer the question based on it.

If Indian exporters say the biggest exports they do are within India, it would be only half in jest. It would be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the red tape that has long plagued the sector, which requires them to ship tonnes of documents such as letter of credit, copy of proof of advance payment, print-out of application form, foreign inward remittance certificate, etc. to government offices, accompanied by numerous visits. Taken together, these documents would total a whopping 25,000 pages every month, never mind that they ultimately gather dust in storerooms.

In the first week of January, the government decided to rid exporters and itself of this system. Director general of foreign trade (DGFT) Anup K Pujari, who issued the notification, sees the end to submission of documents a New Year gift to exporters, particularly those in the business of commodities such as cotton yarn, nonbasmati rice, wheat, sugar and the like. "We are trusting our exporters. If a cotton yarn exporter, for example, gives us details of his export online, we won't press for any proof," he says.

The idea behind doing away with document submission is to make exports hassle-free, according to Pujari. To be sure, it is not a one-off step. Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper. Thanks to e-BRC, the government claims that exporters are saving about Rs 2,000 crore annually.

These reforms are godsend for exporters. But many hassles remain. The list is actually pretty long — for instance, there are multiple bottlenecks in custom clearance and delays in receiving refunds.But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade. Exporters turn nervous wrecks as the bill of entry undergoes scrutiny by clerks, appraising officers, assistant commissioners, preventive officers and so on. A two-day sick leave by a customs officer may delay the shipment and result in huge losses to an exporter, particularly in a non-EDI (electronic data interchange) or manual port.

OP Hisaria, senior vice-president of Reliance Industries (RIL), says the introduction of e-BRC has not only removed the drudgery from the process but also reduced transaction cost and time. But he is quick to add that removing hassles in exports and simplification of processes is a continuous process. The exports of India's largest private enterprise, owned by billionaire MukeshAmbani, are worth $44 billion a year and constitute over 14% of India's total exports. Reliance has made various recommendations to the government to make exports easy, Hisaria adds, without disclosing the details of the company's wish-list. For RIL and other export majors, shifting to electronic mode of BRCs is a game-changer in itself. "Obtaining physical BRCs from more than 15 banks that we deal with for 18,000 shipping bills per year was tedious and time-consuming," says Hisaria.

That said, the reforms in recent times can at best be termed baby steps. India has not yet moved to a regime where trust, and not suspicion, is the hallmark of the country's export policy. Add to that the multiple government agencies and departments that play some role or the other, exporters live in constant trepidation, even dread. KT Chacko, former DGFT and former head of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, says the government should not suspect that all exporters are wrongdoers. "Once we have such a mechanism, 95% of exporters who believe in self-compliance will benefit. But it should be made clear that deviations from rules will be dealt with a heavy hand, maybe even cancellation of export licences," he says.

Q. According to the author of the passage:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 46

In the given case, the author highlights that some of the problems for the export industry have been resolved. He goes on to say that many of the issues still persist and there is a lot more that is expected by the export industry. This makes option 2 the best answer in the given case.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 47

If Indian exporters say the biggest exports they do are within India, it would be only half in jest. It would be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the red tape that has long plagued the sector, which requires them to ship tonnes of documents such as letter of credit, copy of proof of advance payment, print-out of application form, foreign inward remittance certificate, etc. to government offices, accompanied by numerous visits. Taken together, these documents would total a whopping 25,000 pages every month, never mind that they ultimately gather dust in storerooms.

In the first week of January, the government decided to rid exporters and itself of this system. Director general of foreign trade (DGFT) Anup K Pujari, who issued the notification, sees the end to submission of documents a New Year gift to exporters, particularly those in the business of commodities such as cotton yarn, nonbasmati rice, wheat, sugar and the like. "We are trusting our exporters. If a cotton yarn exporter, for example, gives us details of his export online, we won't press for any proof," he says.

The idea behind doing away with document submission is to make exports hassle-free, according to Pujari. To be sure, it is not a one-off step. Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper. Thanks to e-BRC, the government claims that exporters are saving about Rs 2,000 crore annually.

These reforms are godsend for exporters. But many hassles remain. The list is actually pretty long — for instance, there are multiple bottlenecks in custom clearance and delays in receiving refunds.But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade. Exporters turn nervous wrecks as the bill of entry undergoes scrutiny by clerks, appraising officers, assistant commissioners, preventive officers and so on. A two-day sick leave by a customs officer may delay the shipment and result in huge losses to an exporter, particularly in a non-EDI (electronic data interchange) or manual port.

OP Hisaria, senior vice-president of Reliance Industries (RIL), says the introduction of e-BRC has not only removed the drudgery from the process but also reduced transaction cost and time. But he is quick to add that removing hassles in exports and simplification of processes is a continuous process. The exports of India's largest private enterprise, owned by billionaire MukeshAmbani, are worth $44 billion a year and constitute over 14% of India's total exports. Reliance has made various recommendations to the government to make exports easy, Hisaria adds, without disclosing the details of the company's wish-list. For RIL and other export majors, shifting to electronic mode of BRCs is a game-changer in itself. "Obtaining physical BRCs from more than 15 banks that we deal with for 18,000 shipping bills per year was tedious and time-consuming," says Hisaria.

That said, the reforms in recent times can at best be termed baby steps. India has not yet moved to a regime where trust, and not suspicion, is the hallmark of the country's export policy. Add to that the multiple government agencies and departments that play some role or the other, exporters live in constant trepidation, even dread. KT Chacko, former DGFT and former head of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, says the government should not suspect that all exporters are wrongdoers. "Once we have such a mechanism, 95% of exporters who believe in self-compliance will benefit. But it should be made clear that deviations from rules will be dealt with a heavy hand, maybe even cancellation of export licences," he says.

Q. Identify the tone of the author of the passage

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 47

In the given case, none of the options that highlight negative tones (prejudiced, complaining or disparaging) can be selected as the answer of the passage. Even though the author is highlighting the problems in the system, he does not do so in a negative manner. He sticks to a factual tone and describes what needs to be done in the given case. This makes option 2 the best answer in the given case

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 48

If Indian exporters say the biggest exports they do are within India, it would be only half in jest. It would be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the red tape that has long plagued the sector, which requires them to ship tonnes of documents such as letter of credit, copy of proof of advance payment, print-out of application form, foreign inward remittance certificate, etc. to government offices, accompanied by numerous visits. Taken together, these documents would total a whopping 25,000 pages every month, never mind that they ultimately gather dust in storerooms.

In the first week of January, the government decided to rid exporters and itself of this system. Director general of foreign trade (DGFT) Anup K Pujari, who issued the notification, sees the end to submission of documents a New Year gift to exporters, particularly those in the business of commodities such as cotton yarn, nonbasmati rice, wheat, sugar and the like. "We are trusting our exporters. If a cotton yarn exporter, for example, gives us details of his export online, we won't press for any proof," he says.

The idea behind doing away with document submission is to make exports hassle-free, according to Pujari. To be sure, it is not a one-off step. Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper. Thanks to e-BRC, the government claims that exporters are saving about Rs 2,000 crore annually.

These reforms are godsend for exporters. But many hassles remain. The list is actually pretty long — for instance, there are multiple bottlenecks in custom clearance and delays in receiving refunds.But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade. Exporters turn nervous wrecks as the bill of entry undergoes scrutiny by clerks, appraising officers, assistant commissioners, preventive officers and so on. A two-day sick leave by a customs officer may delay the shipment and result in huge losses to an exporter, particularly in a non-EDI (electronic data interchange) or manual port.

OP Hisaria, senior vice-president of Reliance Industries (RIL), says the introduction of e-BRC has not only removed the drudgery from the process but also reduced transaction cost and time. But he is quick to add that removing hassles in exports and simplification of processes is a continuous process. The exports of India's largest private enterprise, owned by billionaire MukeshAmbani, are worth $44 billion a year and constitute over 14% of India's total exports. Reliance has made various recommendations to the government to make exports easy, Hisaria adds, without disclosing the details of the company's wish-list. For RIL and other export majors, shifting to electronic mode of BRCs is a game-changer in itself. "Obtaining physical BRCs from more than 15 banks that we deal with for 18,000 shipping bills per year was tedious and time-consuming," says Hisaria.

That said, the reforms in recent times can at best be termed baby steps. India has not yet moved to a regime where trust, and not suspicion, is the hallmark of the country's export policy. Add to that the multiple government agencies and departments that play some role or the other, exporters live in constant trepidation, even dread. KT Chacko, former DGFT and former head of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, says the government should not suspect that all exporters are wrongdoers. "Once we have such a mechanism, 95% of exporters who believe in self-compliance will benefit. But it should be made clear that deviations from rules will be dealt with a heavy hand, maybe even cancellation of export licences," he says.

Q. What is the main idea of the passage?

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In the given passage, the author highlights how there have been positive changes in the export industry and how these measures will correct some of the issues faced by the industry. The author is hopeful of the future but at the same time, highlights that a lot of needs to done. This makes option 3 the best answer in the given case.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 49

If Indian exporters say the biggest exports they do are within India, it would be only half in jest. It would be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the red tape that has long plagued the sector, which requires them to ship tonnes of documents such as letter of credit, copy of proof of advance payment, print-out of application form, foreign inward remittance certificate, etc. to government offices, accompanied by numerous visits. Taken together, these documents would total a whopping 25,000 pages every month, never mind that they ultimately gather dust in storerooms.

In the first week of January, the government decided to rid exporters and itself of this system. Director general of foreign trade (DGFT) Anup K Pujari, who issued the notification, sees the end to submission of documents a New Year gift to exporters, particularly those in the business of commodities such as cotton yarn, nonbasmati rice, wheat, sugar and the like. "We are trusting our exporters. If a cotton yarn exporter, for example, gives us details of his export online, we won't press for any proof," he says.

The idea behind doing away with document submission is to make exports hassle-free, according to Pujari. To be sure, it is not a one-off step. Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper. Thanks to e-BRC, the government claims that exporters are saving about Rs 2,000 crore annually.

These reforms are godsend for exporters. But many hassles remain. The list is actually pretty long — for instance, there are multiple bottlenecks in custom clearance and delays in receiving refunds.But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade. Exporters turn nervous wrecks as the bill of entry undergoes scrutiny by clerks, appraising officers, assistant commissioners, preventive officers and so on. A two-day sick leave by a customs officer may delay the shipment and result in huge losses to an exporter, particularly in a non-EDI (electronic data interchange) or manual port.

OP Hisaria, senior vice-president of Reliance Industries (RIL), says the introduction of e-BRC has not only removed the drudgery from the process but also reduced transaction cost and time. But he is quick to add that removing hassles in exports and simplification of processes is a continuous process. The exports of India's largest private enterprise, owned by billionaire MukeshAmbani, are worth $44 billion a year and constitute over 14% of India's total exports. Reliance has made various recommendations to the government to make exports easy, Hisaria adds, without disclosing the details of the company's wish-list. For RIL and other export majors, shifting to electronic mode of BRCs is a game-changer in itself. "Obtaining physical BRCs from more than 15 banks that we deal with for 18,000 shipping bills per year was tedious and time-consuming," says Hisaria.

That said, the reforms in recent times can at best be termed baby steps. India has not yet moved to a regime where trust, and not suspicion, is the hallmark of the country's export policy. Add to that the multiple government agencies and departments that play some role or the other, exporters live in constant trepidation, even dread. KT Chacko, former DGFT and former head of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, says the government should not suspect that all exporters are wrongdoers. "Once we have such a mechanism, 95% of exporters who believe in self-compliance will benefit. But it should be made clear that deviations from rules will be dealt with a heavy hand, maybe even cancellation of export licences," he says.

Q. The word ‘drudgery’ in the passage means:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 49

Drudgery refers to hard monotonous routine work. Thus, option 2 is the correct answer here

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 50

If Indian exporters say the biggest exports they do are within India, it would be only half in jest. It would be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the red tape that has long plagued the sector, which requires them to ship tonnes of documents such as letter of credit, copy of proof of advance payment, print-out of application form, foreign inward remittance certificate, etc. to government offices, accompanied by numerous visits. Taken together, these documents would total a whopping 25,000 pages every month, never mind that they ultimately gather dust in storerooms.

In the first week of January, the government decided to rid exporters and itself of this system. Director general of foreign trade (DGFT) Anup K Pujari, who issued the notification, sees the end to submission of documents a New Year gift to exporters, particularly those in the business of commodities such as cotton yarn, nonbasmati rice, wheat, sugar and the like. "We are trusting our exporters. If a cotton yarn exporter, for example, gives us details of his export online, we won't press for any proof," he says.

The idea behind doing away with document submission is to make exports hassle-free, according to Pujari. To be sure, it is not a one-off step. Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper. Thanks to e-BRC, the government claims that exporters are saving about Rs 2,000 crore annually.

These reforms are godsend for exporters. But many hassles remain. The list is actually pretty long — for instance, there are multiple bottlenecks in custom clearance and delays in receiving refunds.But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade. Exporters turn nervous wrecks as the bill of entry undergoes scrutiny by clerks, appraising officers, assistant commissioners, preventive officers and so on. A two-day sick leave by a customs officer may delay the shipment and result in huge losses to an exporter, particularly in a non-EDI (electronic data interchange) or manual port.

OP Hisaria, senior vice-president of Reliance Industries (RIL), says the introduction of e-BRC has not only removed the drudgery from the process but also reduced transaction cost and time. But he is quick to add that removing hassles in exports and simplification of processes is a continuous process. The exports of India's largest private enterprise, owned by billionaire MukeshAmbani, are worth $44 billion a year and constitute over 14% of India's total exports. Reliance has made various recommendations to the government to make exports easy, Hisaria adds, without disclosing the details of the company's wish-list. For RIL and other export majors, shifting to electronic mode of BRCs is a game-changer in itself. "Obtaining physical BRCs from more than 15 banks that we deal with for 18,000 shipping bills per year was tedious and time-consuming," says Hisaria.

That said, the reforms in recent times can at best be termed baby steps. India has not yet moved to a regime where trust, and not suspicion, is the hallmark of the country's export policy. Add to that the multiple government agencies and departments that play some role or the other, exporters live in constant trepidation, even dread. KT Chacko, former DGFT and former head of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, says the government should not suspect that all exporters are wrongdoers. "Once we have such a mechanism, 95% of exporters who believe in self-compliance will benefit. But it should be made clear that deviations from rules will be dealt with a heavy hand, maybe even cancellation of export licences," he says.

Q. The author of the passage highlights that:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 50

Option 1 can be derived from the lines: But for many exporters, the real monster is customs, the government agency tasked with collecting duties on foreign trade.

Option 2 can be derived from the lines: Pujari's department had earlier enabled exporters to electronically avail a bank realization certificate (BRC), which is essential to receive refunds from the government under various schemes. This not only ended a visit to the bank branch, it was also 25% cheaper.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 51

DIRECTIONS for the question:

To which part of speech does the underlined word in the following sentence belong?

Q. It is too late to mend your ways.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 51

“Too” tells you more about 'late', which is an adjective as it is modifying 'it'. Hence “too” is an adverb.  

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 52

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Insert suitable option.

Q. She ......... trying to pass her driving test but fails every time.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 52

This question is based on the subject-verb agreement principle. 'She' is singular, hence we must write 'keeps'.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 53

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the word with the incorrect spelling in the group of words.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 53

Malicious is the correct spelling.  

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 54

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the word from the options which is most Similar in meaning to the given word.

REPUGNANT

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Repugnant means objectionable, disgusting or repulsive.

Melancholy refers to a feeling of thoughtful sadness.

Egocentric means limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs.

Mucky means dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 55

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the word from the options which is most Similar in meaning to the given word.

DILIGENT

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Diligent means unflagging and hard- working. Its synonym is indefatigable, which means showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality.

Apathetic means showing little or no emotion or animation.

Chic means elegant and stylish.

Spirited means displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 56

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Read the two sentences below and choose the incorrect option.

I. The gentleman was well mannered and keen witted.

II. The gentleman was affable with good manners and has a keen wit.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 56

The second statement has both past as well as present tense as it has words ''was'' and ''has''.  Hence, Sentence II is incorrect, I is correct.  The correct sentence would be: "He was affable, good-mannered and keen-witted. The three qualities form a parallel construction, which is grammatically correct. 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 57

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Select the meaning of the word in bold

“The doctor’s interest in the medical case was mercenary” means that his interest was

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 57

Mercenary - working or done for payment only; motivated by a desire for money or other gain; greedy. 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 58

DIRECTIONS for the question:

The following sentence has a missing punctuation mark. Choose the right one.     

No ifs and buts you have to attend the wedding.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 58

Comma after “No ifs and buts”.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 59

DIRECTIONS (Q. 59 - 61) : Read the passage and answer the question based on it. 

Parents and elementary school teachers help children develop several of the skills they need to learn to read. These skills include vocabulary development, the ability to hear and play with the sounds in words, and the ability to recognize letters in print. Many of the conversations I had at the IDA conference focused on the knowledge and training that adults need to foster these skills and appropriately respond to the errors that children make when learning to read.

But children also need skills that help them read to learn. We focus on these skills less when talking about the reading time that happens in elementary school, but these skills are just as important as those prerequisite skills that help children learn to read. In order to read to learn, a child needs to have some general knowledge about the topics or situations discussed in books, the ability to make inferences and predictions about what is going to happen and why, and the persistence and curiosity to go on reading even when passages are long or words are unfamiliar.

I was thinking about and talking about this idea of reading to learn frequently during the conference. And when I got back to my hotel room at the end of one of the long days there, I was feeling too exhausted to do anything except turn on the television. As I idly checked which movies were available, I saw that You’re Next, a movie whose trailer I had managed to watch in the theater by covering my eyes with my hands and cowering, was playing. This movie had terrified me when I first heard about it; the trailer featured a family gathering in a bucolic setting being disrupted by sadistic murderers in animal masks who invaded the family’s home and terrorized them all. I was sure that I would never see the movie; it was just too scary.

But as I sat alone in an empty hotel room, I starting obsessing about what happened in the movie, and why that family was targeted for such mayhem. I needed to know. The need to know, to have answers, to understand why something happened, is a very human need. It is one of the reasons that we seek out stories, whether they are written or performed. Almost three hundred years ago, Hume referred to causality as the “cement of the universe”– we remember and understand events better when they are presented in a linear order, and when cause-and-effect seems obvious. Without that order, life appears random, fragmented, and out of control.Knowledge is power, and comprehending a story gives us, at least, a veneer of control over the world around us.  Reading to learn allows us to answer so many questions about ourselves and the world around us. Acquiring this capacity is one of the main goals of our formal education system.

Q. According to the author of the passage, one of the purpose of reading is:

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 60

Parents and elementary school teachers help children develop several of the skills they need to learn to read. These skills include vocabulary development, the ability to hear and play with the sounds in words, and the ability to recognize letters in print. Many of the conversations I had at the IDA conference focused on the knowledge and training that adults need to foster these skills and appropriately respond to the errors that children make when learning to read.

But children also need skills that help them read to learn. We focus on these skills less when talking about the reading time that happens in elementary school, but these skills are just as important as those prerequisite skills that help children learn to read. In order to read to learn, a child needs to have some general knowledge about the topics or situations discussed in books, the ability to make inferences and predictions about what is going to happen and why, and the persistence and curiosity to go on reading even when passages are long or words are unfamiliar.

I was thinking about and talking about this idea of reading to learn frequently during the conference. And when I got back to my hotel room at the end of one of the long days there, I was feeling too exhausted to do anything except turn on the television. As I idly checked which movies were available, I saw that You’re Next, a movie whose trailer I had managed to watch in the theater by covering my eyes with my hands and cowering, was playing. This movie had terrified me when I first heard about it; the trailer featured a family gathering in a bucolic setting being disrupted by sadistic murderers in animal masks who invaded the family’s home and terrorized them all. I was sure that I would never see the movie; it was just too scary.

But as I sat alone in an empty hotel room, I starting obsessing about what happened in the movie, and why that family was targeted for such mayhem. I needed to know. The need to know, to have answers, to understand why something happened, is a very human need. It is one of the reasons that we seek out stories, whether they are written or performed. Almost three hundred years ago, Hume referred to causality as the “cement of the universe”– we remember and understand events better when they are presented in a linear order, and when cause-and-effect seems obvious. Without that order, life appears random, fragmented, and out of control.Knowledge is power, and comprehending a story gives us, at least, a veneer of control over the world around us.  Reading to learn allows us to answer so many questions about ourselves and the world around us. Acquiring this capacity is one of the main goals of our formal education system.

Q. The word ‘cowering’ in the passage means:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 60

To cower means to crouch, as in fear or shame. Thus, option 2 is the correct answer in this case

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 61

Parents and elementary school teachers help children develop several of the skills they need to learn to read. These skills include vocabulary development, the ability to hear and play with the sounds in words, and the ability to recognize letters in print. Many of the conversations I had at the IDA conference focused on the knowledge and training that adults need to foster these skills and appropriately respond to the errors that children make when learning to read.

But children also need skills that help them read to learn. We focus on these skills less when talking about the reading time that happens in elementary school, but these skills are just as important as those prerequisite skills that help children learn to read. In order to read to learn, a child needs to have some general knowledge about the topics or situations discussed in books, the ability to make inferences and predictions about what is going to happen and why, and the persistence and curiosity to go on reading even when passages are long or words are unfamiliar.

I was thinking about and talking about this idea of reading to learn frequently during the conference. And when I got back to my hotel room at the end of one of the long days there, I was feeling too exhausted to do anything except turn on the television. As I idly checked which movies were available, I saw that You’re Next, a movie whose trailer I had managed to watch in the theater by covering my eyes with my hands and cowering, was playing. This movie had terrified me when I first heard about it; the trailer featured a family gathering in a bucolic setting being disrupted by sadistic murderers in animal masks who invaded the family’s home and terrorized them all. I was sure that I would never see the movie; it was just too scary.

But as I sat alone in an empty hotel room, I starting obsessing about what happened in the movie, and why that family was targeted for such mayhem. I needed to know. The need to know, to have answers, to understand why something happened, is a very human need. It is one of the reasons that we seek out stories, whether they are written or performed. Almost three hundred years ago, Hume referred to causality as the “cement of the universe”– we remember and understand events better when they are presented in a linear order, and when cause-and-effect seems obvious. Without that order, life appears random, fragmented, and out of control.Knowledge is power, and comprehending a story gives us, at least, a veneer of control over the world around us.  Reading to learn allows us to answer so many questions about ourselves and the world around us. Acquiring this capacity is one of the main goals of our formal education system.

Q. According to the author of the passage, a child:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 61

Option 1 can be derived from the lines: Many of the conversations I had at the IDA conference focused on the knowledge and training that adults need to foster these skills and appropriately respond to the errors that children make when learning to read.

Options 2 and 3 can be derived from the lines: In order to read to learn, a child needs to have some general knowledge about the topics or situations discussed in books, the ability to make inferences and predictions about what is going to happen and why, and the persistence and curiosity to go on reading even when passages are long or words are unfamiliar.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 62

DIRECTIONS for the question: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

It was a total surprise that the Indian government agreed to the new scheme without the condition that there would be any___________treatment for any disadvantaged community, contrary to what has been happening over the years.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 62

The sentence states that something contrary is happening to what is the usual custom, i.e. giving preference to the disadvantaged community. Hence, the word preferential is the best fit for the given blank. The meanings of the other words in the answer options are:

Deferential: Showing deference (A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard)

Obstinate: Persist stubbornly.

Prejudiced: Being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand.

 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 63

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Find the odd one out in the following group of words related in some way or the other.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 63

Nimble, spry and sprightly are synonyms. They mean 'lively', 'energetic' or 'active'. Spontaneous means ' impromptu', 'unforced' or 'sudden'.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 64

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose an option, which can be substituted for a given word/sentence/phrase out of given options.

will that cannot be bent

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 64

When you can’t bend someone, it means the person is indomitable i.e. he who cannot be defeated or subdued. Headstrong means one who does what one wants to do without listening to anyone.Subdued means ''depressed'' or ''dejected''. Sturdy means ''muscular'' or ''athletic''.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 65

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Choose the alternative that best explains the underlined phrase

Be whistling in the dark.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 65

Whistling in the dark means- to summon up courage in a frightening situation, make a show of bravery. For example, They knew they were lost and were just whistling in the dark.  

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 66

DIRECTIONS for the question: A sentence is divided into four parts. Choose the part that is/are grammatically incorrect.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 66

Their reputation we are talking about which is singular, in C ''are'' should be replaced by ''is''. 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 67

DIRECTIONS for the question: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

The Saroj Khan story is an archive of Bollywood dancing. Like many ____________, Khan revealed her talent when she still a toddler, and drove her mother to fear for her ________ as she danced with shadows on walls.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 67

It is mentioned that the girl revealed her talent being a toddler, and the word used for such people is ‘prodigy’. The word means a person, especially a child having extraordinary talent or ability.

An activity such as dancing with shadows might have scared the mother and made her to fear for the sanity of her child.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 68

DIRECTION:  for the question:

Choose the word with the correct spelling in the group of words

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 68

Correct spellings: Milieu, trepidation and diarrhea/diarrhoea.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 69

DIRECTIONS for the question:   Fill in the blank with the right options provided.

It is common knowledge _______ soothing hot water laced with honey and lemon can be for sore throat sufferers.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 69

The idea being conveyed here is that hot water laced with honey and lemon is soothing for sore throat sufferers.  Hence "how" is the best possible choice over any of the given options.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 70

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Following are 4 segments of a scrambled sentence marked as A, B, C & D. Choose the alternative with the order of segments that best reconstruct the sentence.

A.  applicable equally to the peer or peasant.

B.  prevailing in his particular class.

C.  who cannot maintain the standard of life.

D.  poverty is a relative term.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 70

The main word is Poverty. The sentence tells you the meaning of Poverty or a rough definition of Poverty. Hence the sequence is DACB.  

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 71

DIRECTIONS for the question: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

Recent work on genetics of disease points out that __________ people are at greater risk of developing illnesses associated with chronic inflammation, such as heart disease and certain cancers, than the gregarious ones.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 71

The key to the answer of this question is in the meaning of the word gregarious, which is a person or a manner in which the person seeks and enjoys the company of others. The ‘rather than’ clearly indicates that the word in the blank has to be character trait opposite to that of gregarious, and it is lonely.  The other three options target character traits that are negative in nature but these options are rejected. These options are not the opposite of gregarious.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 72

DIRECTIONS for the question: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

__________by the invigorating smell of water-soaked soil, he retreated to the guest house, and watched the flower pods quiver in the rain. Peace could not be more____________.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 72

In the given case, the first blank is the one that dictates the correct answer. Since the sentence requires an element of surprise, we select the word ‘ambushed’, which implies that the person was caught unaware. The second word ‘tangible ’ also perfectly fits the second blank in the sentence.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 73

DIRECTIONS for the question: In the sentence provided a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath the sentence, four/five different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative amongst the four/five.

The opinion polls for the coming Canadian elections in 2015 offers growing proof that most parties will fail to gain majority single-handedly to form a government.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 73

There are two corrections in this case:

1. You need to use the plural verb ‘offer’ for the plural subject ‘opinion polls’.

2. Majority is not gained single-handedly rather governments are formed single-handedly. Therefore, the apt phrase is: gain majority to form a government single-handedly

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 74

DIRECTIONS for the question: In the sentence provided a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath the sentence, four/five different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative amongst the four/five.

The author’s vibrant description and her choice of expressions-insightful and inventive is as stimulating today in 2015 as it post the release of the novel in 2002.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 74

There are two corrections in this case:

1. plural subject, vibrant description and her choice of expressions, requires the plural verb ‘are’.

2. the correct tense is this case is present tense (as the author is talking about the current time in 2015) and not the past tense (as highlighted by the use of was/were).

 

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 75

DIRECTIONS for the question: Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

A. Crucially, the imprimatur of the Spanish government also guaranteed the support of local officials for a scientific adventure that would take Humboldt and Bonpland through what is now Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Cuba.

B. A boon rarely awarded to foreigners, the documents assured them safe passage through Spain’s New World viceroyalties and allowed them to “make astronomical observations, measure the height of mountains, collect whatever grew on the ground, and carry out any task that might advance the Sciences.”

C. Alexander von Humboldt’s journey to becoming the preeminent scientist of his day had many possible starting points.

D. But July 16,1799,  the day that he, a Prussian naturalist, and his friend AiméBonpland, a French botanist, disembarked from the Pizarro in the South American city of Cumaná, capital of Nueva Andalucía, is as good as any.

E. From Europe, the explorers carried the finest scientific equipment available and something even more valuable: Spanish passports.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 75

Statements C and D are connected by the common reference to the start of Humboldt’s journey. The next pair is between statements E and B (in that order). The common reference to passwords is the connector for these statements. Statement A acts as the concluding statement in this case.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 76

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Choose the set of words that best fits the meaning of the given sentence.

Just as his elder brother’s __________academic record had enabled him to attend one of the best universities, Rahul was also _______  to secure admission in one of the premier business schools.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 76

The brother’s excellent academic record enabled him to secure admission to one of the best universities. Rahul also is keen to secure admission in one of the premier business schools.

Hence  exemplary  (excellent) and  eager ( keen to ) .  Presumptuous means arrogant or conceited.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 77

DIRECTIONS for the question:  Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word.

DISPARAGE

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 77

Disparage means to belittle or ridicule. Praise is the antonym (word with opposite meaning)

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 78

DIRECTIONS for the question: Complete the sentence by filling in the appropriate blank/blanks from the options provided.

The unresponsive alarm systems have raised the question of safety, conventional safety measures are all outdated and by the look of it, even the latest protections are __________ sooner than we would collectively desire.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 78

It is mentioned that the conventional safety machines are outdated and the author expects that the latest protections are also expected to be obsolete in coming future. This makes option 2 the best answer in this case. We do not select any other option as we need to imply a sentiment that these protectors might not do the desired job that is expected of them. Thus, these are not stamped out or are not out of use, rather these are not up to the mark in the given scenario.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 79

DIRECTIONS for the question:

To which part of speech does the underlined word in this sentence belong?

They had several practice sessions before the presentation.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 79

The word practice is a noun but here it is used to describe the word session in the sentence.

Hence here it is an adjective.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 80

DIRECTIONS for the question:

Choose the pair of words that best expresses the relationship similar to that expressed in the capitalized pair.

PLAUSIBLE                :           EXPLANATION

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 80

Plausible is an adjective meaning something which is apparently valid or credible. Defensible is also an adjective meaning  sound, secure or valid. An explanation is plausible when it seems to be valid. A Theory is defensible only if its logic is valid.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 81

What number should replace the Question Mark ?

 

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 81

The sum of the upper and lower squares is multiplied by the middle square to get the sum of the left and right squares. (27 + 34) x 2 = (63 + 59). By the same logic, (21 + 16) x 3 = (39 + 72).

Therefore the missing number should be 3.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 82

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

Choose a correct option showing whether the two inferences based on the paragraph are true or false.

When Nokia announced a global survey in June showing that. two-thirds of handset users think music-playing phones will replace stand-alone MP3 devices like Apple’s iPod, it seemed like a routine marketing ploy. But a look between the lines of the survey results shows a keen contest coming up between handset companies like Nokia, Motorola & Sony-Ericsson on one hand and their long time customers, mobile operators like Vodafone, Orange and Verizon on the other. They are grappling for control of the $42 billion worth of entertainment that Informa, a London market research firm, say mobile phone consumers will purchase by 2010.

I. MP3 devices will most likely become extinct.

II. Hand-set makers are supporting mobile operators to capture major portion of the estimated entertainment business of  mobile phone consumers.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 82

The passage stated stand-alone MP3 devices could be replaced and not MP3 devices becoming extinct. Handset companies and mobile operators are having a keen contest as well as grappling for control .Hence both are false.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 83

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

Assume that the moon takes exactly 30 days to complete the cycle and also assume that it rises in the East exactly at 6.48 p.m. on the first day. On the fourth day, at what time will it rise?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 83

After 30 days, the moon will rise again at 6:48 p.m. This means that the timing for moonrise goes through 24 hours in a 30 day period. This means that each day the timing of moonrise will move ahead by 24/30 hours = 48 minutes. So, on 4th day, the timing will move ahead by 144 minutes, i.e., 2 hours 24 minutes. So on the fourth day, the moon will rise at 9:12 p.m.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 84

DIRECTIONS for the question: Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.

To open a software lock, you have to type elements in sequence using a keyboard. The sequence is called a combination. All accepted combinations must consist of exactly five elements i.e. four letters and one single digit number. Acceptable combinations must also conform to the following rules:

1.  The number must be either the second or third element in the combination.

2.  The fourth and fifth element in the combination must not be the same.

3.  If the third element is a number, then the fifth must be either B or D.

4.  If the third element is a letter, then there must be no F's or G's in the combination.

5.  The first element must be a letter closer to the beginning of the alphabet than any other element in the combination.

A combination whose first element is B and whose fourth element is G could have which of the following as its second, third, and fifth elements, respectively?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 84

Work with the answer choices. Option b is wrong because If the third element is a number, then the fifth must be either B or D, which is true only for option 1.Option c is ruled out because if the 3rd element is a letter, then F or G cannot appear in the combination. Option d is ruled out for the same reason as option c. The best answer is option 1.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 85

To open a software lock, you have to type elements in sequence using a keyboard. The sequence is called a combination. All accepted combinations must consist of exactly five elements i.e. four letters and one single digit number. Acceptable combinations must also conform to the following rules:
1. The number must be either the second or third element in the combination.
2. The fourth and fifth element in the combination must not be the same.
3. If the third element is a number, then the fifth must be either B or D.
4. If the third element is a letter, then there must be no F's or G's in the combination.
5. The first element must be a letter closer to the beginning of the alphabet than any other element in the
combination.

The combination C, Q, 8, P, F can be made acceptable by doing which of the following?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 85

Since the 3rd element is a number, the 5th element must be B or D. Since C is the closest to the beginning of the alphabet, the 5th element must be D.

So F must be replaced with D.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 86

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

Start at one of the corner letters and spiral clockwise round the perimeter, finishing at the center letter to spell out a nine-letter word. Identify the missing letters in Row 1 and Row 2 to make a meaningful word.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 86

The word can start with an A or E. Substitute from the answer choices. The correct word is EVAPORATE. T is in the 1st row and V is in the 2nd.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 87

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

The following question consists of five statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from preceding two statements. For example:

A. All cigarettes are hazardous to health.

B. Brand X is a cigarette.

C. Brand X is hazardous to health.

ABC is a valid option, where statement C can be concluded from statements A and B.

A. All software companies employ knowledge workers.

B. Tara Tech employs knowledge workers.

C. Tara Tech is a software company.

D. Some software companies employ knowledge workers.

E. Tara Tech employs only knowledge workers.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 88

Which is the odd number out in the two squares ?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 88

The numbers in the second box are obtained by rearranging the digits of numbers in the first box. The numbers that don’t satisfy this are 569 and 986.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 89

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

If, in a television programme, Javed Jaffari plays the role of Hip-Hop Hingorani, he does not play the role of Future Futardo. If he is not playing the role of Suxy, he is playing the role of his brother, Adrenaline Alberto, if he plays Ramnathan Romeo’s role, he also gets into drag and plays Jayanti Juliet’s role. And he plays Jayanti Juliet’s role only when he does not play Hip-Hop Hingorani. Therefore, if he plays the role of Futardo....

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 89

If he plays the role of Hip-Hop Hingorani, he does not play the role of Future Futardo. The fact that he plays the role of Future Futardo implies that he does not play the role of Hip-Hop Hingorani.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 90

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

Fill in the + OR - signs in between these numbers so that they give correct answers:

1          23         33         1          43  =    31

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 90

1 – 23 – 33 + 1 + 43 = 31.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 91

DIRECTIONS for the question: Answer the following question as per the best of your judgment.

Find the number of triangles in the given figure

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 91

The figure may be labelled as shown.

The simplest triangles are AHG, AIG, AIB, JFE, CJE and CED i.e. 6 in number.

The triangles composed of two components each are ABG, CFE, ACJ and EGI i.e. 4 in number.

The triangles composed of three components each are ACE, AGE and CFD i.e. 3 in number.

There is only one triangle i.e. AHE composed of four components.

Therefore, There are 6 + 4 + 3 + 1 = 14 triangles in the given figure.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 92

In the following square, numbers have been filled according to some rule. One space has been left blank. Find the correct number out of those given below for the blank space.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 92

The top row less the middle row must yield the bottom row. Thus the answer happens to be 51. Thus 4th option.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 93

DIRECTIONS for the question: The question has a main statement followed by four statement labelled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of statements where the first statement implies the second, and the two statements are logically consistent with the main statement.

Whenever Rajeev uses the internet, he dreams about spiders.

A. Rajeev did not dream about spiders.

B. Rajeev used the internet.

C. Rajeev dreamt about spiders.

D. Rajeev did not use the internet.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 93

If Rajeev had used the internet, he would have dreamt of spiders. The fact that he did not dream of spiders implies that he did not use the internet.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 94

DIRECTIONS for the question: The question has a main statement followed by four statement labelled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of statements where the first statement implies the second, and the two statements are logically consistent with the main statement.

If I talk to my professors, then I do not need to take a pill for headache.

A. I talked to my professors.

B. I did not need to take a pill for headache.

C. I needed to take a pill for headache.

D. I did not talk to my professors.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 94

AB and CD follow directly from the given statement.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 95

Find a minimum 10- letter word or phrase moving from circle to circle. Each circle must olny be used once.

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 95

Referring to the options, the only possible answer is KNOCKABOUT.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 96

In a certain code 'MOTIVATION' is written as 'NLGREZGRLM’. How will ‘MANAGEMENT' be written in that code?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 96

Each alphabet is replaced by the alphabet which comes when the complete pattern is written in the reverse order.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 97

The total of three consecutive even numbers is 36 more than the average of these three numbers. Which of the following is the second of the three numbers?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 97

Suppose the three numbers are (2x – 2), 2x and (2x + 2). Mean is  middle number that is 2x. Then A.T.Q.  6x = 36 + 2x. Solving this yields x = 9. Therefore the second number must be 18.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 98

A watch runs 20 seconds slow per hour. The watch was set at correct time at 6.00 a.m. on Saturday. What time will it show at 12 noon on Monday?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 98

6:00 a.m. Saturday to 12 noon Monday is 54 hours. In this time, the watch will lose 20 × 54 = 1080 seconds or 18 minutes.

So, The correct time will be 11:42 a.m.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 99

Find the missing term in the following letter series PU, AG, LQ, WC, HM?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 99

There are 4 alphabets missing between P and U. There are 5 alphabets missing between A and G. The same differences are repeated for the other pairs of letters. So, the next pair in the series should be  SY.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 100

What numbers should replace the question mark?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 100

Consider each row from left to right. The sum of the 1st and 4th numbers in the 1st row is the 3rd number in the 2nd row. The sum of the 2nd and 3rd numbers in the 1st row is the 4th number in the 2nd row. The sum of the 1st and 3rd numbers in the 1st row is the 2nd number in the 2nd row. The sum of the 3rd and 4th numbers in the 1st row is the 1st number in the 2nd row. Using the same logic for the 3rd and 4th rows, the required series of numbers is 49, 46, 47, 44.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 101

DIRECTIONS for the question: Go through these steps carefully and answer the question that follows.

Step 1: p = 0, q = 0, r = l, s = 0

Step 2: s = q + r

Step 3: Replace q by r

Step 4: Replace r by s

Step 5: Print s

Step 6: Increment p by 1

Step 7: lf p = 10 go to step 9 otherwise go to step 8

Step 8: Go to step 2

Step 9: Stop

If step 1 starts with p = 6, q = 0, r = 3, s = 0, what would be the last value of s be?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 101

Ist we have, p = 6, q = 0, r = 3, s = 0

Step 2: s = q + r = 0+3 = 3

Step 3: Replace q by r i.e. q = 3

Step 4: Replace r by s i.e. r = 3

Step 5: Print s i.e. s = 3

Step 6: Increment p by 1 i.e. p = 6 + 1 = 7

Step 7: lf p = 10 go to step 9 otherwise go to step 8 => s = q + r = 3 + 3 = 6

Step 3: q = 3

Step 4: r = 6

Step 5: s = 6

Step 6: p = 7 + 1 = 8

Step 7: s = 3 + 6 = 9

Step 3: q = 6

Step 4: r = 9

Step 5: s = 9

Step 6: p = 8 + 1 = 9

Step 7: s = 6 + 9 = 15

Step 3: q = 9

Step 4: r = 9

Step 5: s = 15

Step 6: p = 9 + 1 = 10

Step 7: Stop

Therefore, the last value of s is 15.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 102

DIRECTIONS for the question: Go through these steps carefully and answer the question that follows.

Step 1: p = 0, q = 0, r = l, s = 0

Step 2: s = q + r

Step 3: Replace q by r

Step 4: Replace r by s

Step 5: Print s

Step 6: Increment p by 1

Step 7: lf p = 10 go to step 9 otherwise go to step 8

Step 8: Go to step 2

Step 9: Stop

What is the last value of s that is printed?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 102

Here, we have

Step 1: p = 0, q = 0, r = l, s = 0       

Step 2: s = 1               Step 3: q = 1                            Step 4: r = 1

Step 5: s = 1               Step 6: p = 1                            Step 7: s = 2

 

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 2               Step 3: q = 1                            Step 4: r = 2

Step 5: s = 2               Step 6: p = 2                            Step 7: s = 3

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 3               Step 3: q = 2                            Step 4: r = 3

Step 5: s = 3               Step 6: p = 3                            Step 7: s = 5

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 5               Step 3: q = 3                            Step 4: r = 3

Step 5: s = 5               Step 6: p = 4                            Step 7: s = 6

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 6               Step 3: q = 3                            Step 4: r = 6

Step 5: s = 6               Step 6: p = 5                            Step 7: s = 9

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 9               Step 3: q = 6                            Step 4: r = 6

Step 5: s = 9               Step 6: p = 6                            Step 7: s = 12

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 12             Step 3: q = 6                            Step 4: r = 12

Step 5: s = 12             Step 6: p = 7                            Step 7: s = 18

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 18             Step 3: q = 12                          Step 4: r = 18

Step 5: s = 18             Step 6: p = 8                            Step 7: s = 30

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 30             Step 3: q = 18                          Step 4: r = 30

Step 5: s = 30             Step 6: p = 9                            Step 7: s = 48

Next, we get

Step 2: s = 48             Step 3: q = 30                          Step 4: r = 48

Step 5s = 48             Step 6: p = 10                          Step 7: stop

 

Therefore, the last value of s that is printed is 48.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 103

The number of square is :

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 103

The number of squares in the outer square is 12 + 22 + 32 + 42 = 30. The inner square (looks like a rhombus) will have 1 big and 4 smaller squares. Thus 35 squares.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 104

The number of rectangles are:

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 104

Consider rectangles of sides 1 and 2. There are 3 such rectangles in each row and column. So, there are 3 x 8 = 24 such rectangles.

Consider rectangles of sides 1 and 3. There are 2 such rectangles in each row and column. So, there are 2 x 8 = 16 such rectangles.

Consider rectangles of sides 1 and 4. There is 1 such rectangle in each row and column. So, there are 1 x 8 = 8 such rectangles.

Consider rectangles of sides 2 and 3. There are 2 such rectangles in each row and column. So, there are 2 x 6 = 12 such rectangles.

Consider rectangles of sides 2 and 4. There is 1 such rectangle in each row and column. So, there are 1 x 6 = 6 such rectangles.

Consider rectangles of sides 3 and 4. There is 1 such rectangle in each row and column. So, there are 1 x 4 = 4 such rectangles.

The extra figure given in the middle has 1 rectangle of 1 x 2 in each of the four rows i.e. total 4 rectangles.

Thus, no of rectangles = 24+16+8+12+6+4+4 = 74 rectangles.    

Alternate Method:

The number of squares in the outer square is 12 + 22 + 32 + 42 = 30. The inner square (looks like a rhombus) will have 1 big and 4 smaller squares. Thus 35 squares

Now, to get a square or a rectangle, we need 2 horizontal lines and 2 vertical lines.For the outer square, any 2 horizontal lines can be selected out of the 5. Similarly, any 2 vertical lines can be selected out of the 5.

And,  for the middle figure, any 2 lines can be selected out of the 3.

Therefore, total no of rectangles + squares = 5C2 × 5C2 + 3C2 × 3C2 = 100 + 9 = 109

Hence, the no of rectangles = 109 - 35 = 74

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 105

DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of a pair of words bearing a certain relationship. From amongst the alternatives, pick up the pair that best illustrates a similar relationship.

Vertex : Pyramid : ________ : ________

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 105

The vertex is the highest point of a pyramid; the summit is the highest point of a mountain.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 106

DIRECTIONS for the question: The question consists of a pair of words bearing a certain relationship. From amongst the alternatives, pick up the pair that best illustrates a similar relationship.

Piety : Pilgrim : Curiosity : _________

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 106

Piety is found in a pilgrim. Likewise curiosity is found in an explorer

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 107

If X + Y means X is the mother of Y; X - Y means X is the brother Y; X % Y means X is the father of Y and X × Y means X is the sister of Y, which of the following shows that P is the maternal uncle of Q?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 107

Since P is the brother of the mother of N & Q, hence P is the maternal uncle of Q.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 108

How many times in a day, do the hands of a clock coincide with each other?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 108

As one coincidence occurs after the other at a gap of 

After the previous coincidence so in 12 hour period there occurs only 11 coincidences ( as a coincidence is missed between 11 & 1). So, in a period of 24 hours hands of the clock will coincide 22 times.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 109

Look carefully at the sequence of letters and symbols to find the pattern. Select correct pattern.

N2WF   LT3G    JQH4    ____    FK6J

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 109

The logic followed is that the first alphabet moves two places down in each term, the second moves three places down in each term and the third moves one place up. The numbers in subscript increase by one. Hence answer is H5NI.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 110

There are 3 females A, B and E and 4 males C, D, F, and G standing in a straight line. No two females are together. B is to right of C, F and D are not together as A is placed between them. G is not near B or E but E and F are together. D is not to the right of B.

Who is in the extreme end?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 110

The correct order is  E F A D G C B. It can be seen that B and E are at the extreme end.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 111

There are 3 females A, B and E and 4 males C, D, F, and G standing in a straight line. No two females are together. B is to right of C, F and D are not together as A is placed between them. G is not near B or E but E and F are together. D is not to the right of B.

Who is exactly in the middle?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 111

The correct order is  E F A D G C B. Hence D is placed in the middle, hence 4th option is the answer.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 112

DIRECTIONS for the question: Solve the following question and mark the best possible option.

A is the brother of B .C is the sister of B. How is B related to A?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 113

In a certain code if ‘a fast train’ is coded as ‘1 5 8’ and ‘train to Mumbai’ is coded as ‘9 3 1’, then what is the code for train in the given code language?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 113

‘a fast train’ is coded as ‘1 5 8’ and ‘train to Mumbai’ is coded as ‘9 3 1’
Code of train is 1.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 114

A prisoner introduced a boy who came to visit him to the jailor as “Brothers and sisters I have none, he is my father’s son’s son”. Who is the boy ?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 114

Father’s son’s son means prisonr''s son. So Prisoner introduced his Son to Jailor who comes to visit him.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 115

Raman starts walking in the morning facing the Sun. After sometime, he turned to the left. Later again he turned to his left. At what direction is Raman moving now ?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 115

According to question ,

Raman is moving now in West direction.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 116

Mohan travelled from point ‘A’ straight to ‘B’ at a distance of 8 m. He turned right and walked 4m, again turned to his right and walked 8 m. Finally he turned to his right and walked 3 m. How far he was from his starting point?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 116

According to question,

4m-3m= 1m far from the starting point

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 117

i. There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.
ii. One of them is a Singer, one is a Dancer, one is a Painter, one is a Teacher and one is a Doctor.
iii. Three of them – A, C and Doctor prefer rice to chapatti and two of them – B and the Painter prefer chapatti to rice.
iv. The Teacher, D and A are friends to one another but two of these prefer chapatti to rice.
v. The Singer is C’s brother.

Who is a Dancer?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 117

The arrangement is given in the following table

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 118

i. There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.
ii. One of them is a Singer, one is a Dancer, one is a Painter, one is a Teacher and one is a Doctor.
iii. Three of them – A, C and Doctor prefer rice to chapatti and two of them – B and the Painter prefer chapatti to rice.
iv. The Teacher, D and A are friends to one another but two of these prefer chapatti to rice.
v. The Singer is C’s brother.

Who is a Teacher?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 118

The arrangement is given in the following table

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 119

i. There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.
ii. One of them is a Singer, one is a Dancer, one is a Painter, one is a Teacher and one is a Doctor.
iii. Three of them – A, C and Doctor prefer rice to chapatti and two of them – B and the Painter prefer chapatti to rice.
iv. The Teacher, D and A are friends to one another but two of these prefer chapatti to rice.
v. The Singer is C’s brother.

Who is a Singer?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 119

The arrangement is given in the following table

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 120
  1. Six flats on a floor in two rows facing North and South are allotted to P, Q, R, S, T and U.
  2. Q gets a North–facing flat and is not next to S.
  3.  S and U get diagonally opposite flats.
  4. R, next to U gets a South–facing flat and T gets a North–facing flat.

Which of the following combination gets South-facing flats?

Detailed Solution for Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 120

The final arrangement looks like:
 
South Face UR P
North Face Q T S

OR

South Face P R U
North FaceS T Q

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 121

Consider the following statements about United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

A. It is a member of United Nations Development Group
B. It has its headquarters are at New York, United States
C. It has received two Nobel Peace Prizes

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 122

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won the European Golden Shoe for a record equaling fourth time having scored 37 goals in the Spanish league. He drew level with _________________.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 123

Kurdistan also called "Homeland of the Kurds" was recently making in news due to various conflicts. Parts of which of the following countries comprise to form Kurdistan?

A. Iran  
B. Iraq  
C. Syria   
D. Turkey

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 124

Who has become the first Indian to win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 125

What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI)?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 126

India and which country have recently signed pacts for technical cooperation in the field of Railways?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 127

Full form of CITES:

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 128

Name the Indian Union Minister who has been chosen for WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards for accelerating India’s tobacco control initiatives and taking bold measures to protect people against hazards of tobacco use.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 129

What is the India’s rank in money hoarded in Swiss banks in 2016, as per analysis by the Swiss National Bank (SNB)?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 130

Which IIT institute has invented a low-cost dirt detector that alerts authorities when a place needs cleaning?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 131

Which city is hosting the annual conference Rajaswa Gyan Sangam (RGS – 2017)?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 132

Which of following are true:

A. Sattriya is a classical dance of India
B. It is practiced in Assam

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 133

Who is the current President of the USA Headquartered World Bank?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 134

Which Indian NGO has won the 2017 UNDP Equator Prize for sustainable farming model?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 135

Which city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 136

Who has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 137

The foreign exchange reserve of India consists of _________

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 138

Where is the doldrums belt located ?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 139

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is ________________.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 140

Which union minister has launched a month-long plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav-2017?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 141

Hiuen Tsang visited India during the reign of

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 142

The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Nalanda University was

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 143

Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 144

Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 145

The communal electorate was introduced for the first time in India in

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 146

43rd G-7 Summit was held recently in ________________.

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 147

The 2017 Save Public Sector Banks Day (SPSBD) will be celebrated on which date in India?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 148

Which of the following days was declared by the UN as 'World Yoga Day'?

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 149

The headquarters of newly launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is located at

Practice Mock Test for SNAP - 12 - Question 150

Which country is hosting the 2017 International Hindu Conference (IHC)?

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