CLAT - Past Year Paper 2012


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QUESTION: 1

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, egalitarianism will not survive if

Solution:
QUESTION: 2

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, why does man value his possessions more than his life?

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, which was the unfinished part of Gandhi's experiment?

Solution:
QUESTION: 4

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

Which of the following statements is 'not true' in the context of the passage?

Solution:

The correct option is B as Man values his life more than his possessions. Is not true they care more about their possessions.

QUESTION: 5

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, people ultimately overturn a social order -------

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, true egalitarianism will last only if

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, the root cause of class conflict is

Solution:

The correct answers is B as The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct.which is stated in third paragraph.

QUESTION: 8

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

Which of the following statements is 'not true' in the context of the passage?

Solution:

The correct option is D as Ideal of new order is to secure maximum material satisfaction is a false statement and not even relevant according to the passage.

QUESTION: 9

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

Which of the following conclusions can be deduced from the passage?

Solution:

The correct answer is B as the deeply evaluating the passage the best conclusion is after establishing the social order of Gandhiji's pattern, the possibility of a conflict between different classes of society will hardly exist which is true.

QUESTION: 10

Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

The work which Gandhiji had taken up was not only regarding the achievement of political freedom but also the establishment of a new social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood and maximum freedom for all. This unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of political freedom. In the political struggle, the fight was against a foreign power and all one could do was either join it or wish it success and give it his/her moral support. In establishing a social order on this pattern, there was a strong possibility of a conflict arising between diverse groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions even more than his life because in the former he sees the means for perpetuation and survival of his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. A new order cannot be established without radically changing the mind and attitude of men towards property and, at some stage or the other, the 'haves' have to yield place to the 'have-nots'. We have seen, in our time, attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society and the picture of it after it was achieved. But this was done, by and large, through the use of physical force.

In the ultimate analysis it is difficult, if not impossible, to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different guise. It may even be that, like a gas kept confined within containers under great pressure, or water held back by a big dam, once the barrier breaks, the reaction will one day sweep back with a violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains, in its bosom, the seed of its own destruction.

The root cause of class conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is to be achieved is one of securing the maximum material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows on what it feeds. Nor does it cease to be possessiveness, whether it is confined to only a few or is shared by many.

If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum material goods by a few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation of those goods which cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of material values by purely spiritual ones. The paradise of material satisfaction, which is sometimes equated with progress these days, neither spells peace nor progress. Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.

Q.

According to the passage, what does "adoption of the ideal of trusteeship" mean?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
It is clear from the following lines ‘Mahatma Gandhi has shown us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man can be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who 'have' for the benefit of all those who 'have not' so that, instead of leading to exploitation and conflict, it would become a means and incentive for the amelioration and progress of society respectively.’

QUESTION: 11

Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Q.

Emaciated

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Emaciated means : to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin cattle emaciated by illness.

QUESTION: 12

Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Q.

Lethargy

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Q.

Latent

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Latent means something that is hidden and not easily tangible 
Apparent is something that is obvious or explicit.

QUESTION: 14

Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Q.

Sporadic

Solution:

The correct answer is C as word sporadic means  occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.which is synonym to the occasional.

QUESTION: 15

Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Q.

Compendium

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Compendium means a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication. So collection is the best synonym from the options.

QUESTION: 16

Give an example pertinent ______________ the case.

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

My voice reverberated _____________ the walls of the castle.

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

The reward was not commensurate _________ the work done by us.

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

Our tragic experience in the recent past provides an index _______ the state of lawlessness in this region.

Solution:

He correct answer is A as OF  is grammatically correct .

QUESTION: 20

Your conduct smacks ___________recklessness.

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

A good judge never gropes ____________the conclusion.

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Since the purpose of the groping is to find the conclusion, "for" is the appropriate preposition to be used. The rest of the options do not adhere to this rule, hence incorrect.
 

QUESTION: 22

Nobody in our group is a genius _________winning friends and in convincing people.

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

If you are averse _________recommending my name, you should not hesitate to admit it.

Solution:

The correct answer is C as ‘’to’’ is grammatically correct .
 

QUESTION: 24

Religious leaders should not delve ________ politics.

Solution:
QUESTION: 25

What you say has hardly any bearing ________ the lives of tribals.

Solution:

The correct answer is C  as bear with means influence which correctly fits to the given sentence.

QUESTION: 26

Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Q.

He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbor’s affair.

Solution:

The correct option is A.
to harm oneself; to suffer consequences of one's actions. He burned his fingers in the stock market and has been timid about investing ever since.

QUESTION: 27

Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Q.

Mr. Gupta, who is one of the trustees of a big charity, is suspected of feathering his own nest.

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Feathering his own nest means To look after one's own interests, especially material ones

QUESTION: 28

Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Q.

Mrs. Hashmi has been in the blues for the last several weeks.

Solution:

The correct answer is C as in the blues means to feel depressed.

QUESTION: 29

Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Q.

For the first week, the apprentice felt like a fish out of water.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as fish out of water  being uncomfortable and restless.

QUESTION: 30

Select the correct meaning of the italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.

Q.

His friends failed to see why he should ride the high horse just because he had won an election.

Solution:

The correct option is B
To be on one's high horse means to act in an arrogant or haughty fashion.

QUESTION: 31

Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

Q.

i. On one hand we are proud of being Indians,

ii. on the other hand we behave as if we were still at the dawn of our civilization

iii. murders of our own brothers and sisters is not the way to please Ram or Rahim

iv. the citizens of the land where Buddha and Gandhi taught

v. the principles of love and non-violence,

vi. nor does it fetch us any prosperity.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as this is te correct sequence of sentence formation.

QUESTION: 32

Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

Q.

i. On the basis of experiments with rats

ii. health experts here say that

iii. exercise more and consume vitamins,

iv. they will live up to 100 years or more

v. if humans eat less,

vi. and be vigorous in their eighties and nineties.

Solution:

The correct answer is B as it is correctly sequenced and grammatically correct.

QUESTION: 33

Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

Q.

i. The release of atomic energy is the greatest achievement which science has yet attained

ii. but the first invention to which their discoveries were applied was a bomb

iii. the atom was split by physicists whose minds were set on the search for knowledge

iv. it was more deadly than any other weapon invented so far

v. it is with dread that scientists regard the first use to which their greatest discovery was put

vi. however, they are gratified by the numerous applications of atomic energy for peaceful and constructive population.

Solution:

The correct option is C as they are arranged in proper sequence while other are somehow not making a proper arrangement of series .

QUESTION: 34

Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

Q.

i. The problem of food is intimately connected with population

ii. wages will seldom rise in proportion to the rising prices

iii. the market is governed by demand and supply

iv. without enough food, such people lack health, strength of efficiency

v. if too many people demand goods to go round, prices will rise and poor classes will starve

vi. they fall an easy prey to all sorts of diseases.

Solution:

The correct option is A as it is correctly arranged and in sequence.

QUESTION: 35

Given below are the jumbled sentences of a paragraph. The first and the last sentence of the jumbled paragraph are given in correct order. Arrange the middle sentences in the correct sequence.

Q.

i. India's message has always been one of love and peace.

ii. our Buddha was the light of Asia

iii. it has been a source of light and wisdom to the rest of the world

iv. Ashoka, moved by the horrors of Kalinga War, adopted the message of non-violence

v. the greatest apostle of non-violence in recent years was Mahatma Gandhi

vi. he shook the foundation of the British rule in India through non-violence.

Solution:

The correct option is D as the it is correct sequence because 3rd and 2nd are linked which should come first ,similarly with next two .

QUESTION: 36

Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

Q.

 Mala fide

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Mala fide is a Latin term which. it means bad intention.

QUESTION: 37

Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

Q. 

Tabula rasa

Solution:

The correct option is A.
Tabula rasa means an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate.
 

QUESTION: 38

Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

Q. 

Carte blanche

Solution:

The correct answer is B as the correct meaning of Carte blanche is to complete discretion.

QUESTION: 39

Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

Q. 

De jure

Solution:

The correct option is C.
de jure means a state of affairs that is in accordance with law (i.e. that is officially sanctioned). Most commonly, these phrases are used to describe the source of a business or governmental leader's authority, but they apply to a wide variety of situations.

QUESTION: 40

Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.

Q. 

Raison d’etre

Solution:

The correct option is B as meaning of Raison d’etre is reason for existence.

QUESTION: 41

 Who said that, ‘Man is a social animal’?

Solution: "Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god." by Aristotle
QUESTION: 42

World Computer Literacy day is celebrated on

Solution: World Computer Literacy Day – Dec 2nd. Launched back in 2001, World Computer Literacy Day which falls each year on December 2nd aims to curb the digital divide that exists in the world today. The Day aims to increase awareness of this 'divide' and increase access to information technology for disadvantaged communities.
QUESTION: 43

Whose teaching inspired the French Revolution?

Solution:
QUESTION: 44

The II Africa-India Summit was held in May 2011 in

Solution:

The correct option is D.
At the second Africa-India Forum Summit held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on May 24-25, notable points for cooperation were established with hopes of further strengthening the longstanding relationship between India and African nations.

QUESTION: 45

The famous Akshardham temple is situated in the city of

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Located in the heart of Gandhinagar city.

QUESTION: 46

Who out of the following was the recipient of Dhyan Chand Award in 2011?

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Dhyan Chand Award is given for contribution of athletes towards sports with complete dedication and hard work. In 2011 Shabbir Ali, Sushil Kohli and Rajkumar were awarded the Dhyan Chand Award.

QUESTION: 47

Name the annual fair of Rajasthan that is famous for its camel trading event.

Solution:

The correct answer is B as pushkar mela is is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fete held in the town of Pushkar

QUESTION: 48

The 38th G-8 summit will be held in 2012 in

Solution:

The correct answer is A as The 38th G8 summit was held in Camp David, Maryland, United States, 2012

QUESTION: 49

Who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2011?

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Nobel prize for literature goes to Tomas Transtromer.

QUESTION: 50

Who was awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize in 2011?

Solution:
QUESTION: 51

December 10 is observed as

Solution: Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
QUESTION: 52

Which is the largest gland in human body?

Solution:
Liver
Liver is the largest gland in human body. It is also the largest (internal) organ in our body and can weigh up to 1.5-1.6 kg for a human adult. That is, about 1/50th of the body weight is because of liver.
QUESTION: 53

The book titled ‘The Google Story’ has been authored by

Solution:

The correct option is A.
The book titled ‘The Google Story’ has been authored by David A. Vice.The Google Story is a book by David Vise and Mark Malseed that takes an in-depth look who founded the company and why it is unique. Through this book, readers will learn about the founders, the company, and the culture that Google is known for. This book is in English and was published on November 15, 2005.

QUESTION: 54

Which strait separates Europe from Africa

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa..

QUESTION: 55

Taiwan was earlier known as

Solution:

The correct answer is C  as taiwan is a largely mountainous island nation in East Asia, formerly known as Formosa.

QUESTION: 56

Identify the Indian Tennis player who has turned Hollywood filmmaker?

Solution:

Ashok Amritraj (born 22 February 1956) is an Indian-born Tamil American film producer ,the Indian Tennis player who has turned Hollywood filmmaker.

QUESTION: 57

Where will the next Olympic Games be held in 2012?

Solution: London Olympics. London hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympics made London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads.
QUESTION: 58

Which of the following teams has won the Santosh Trophy Football Championship in 2011?

Solution: 2010–11 Santosh Trophy. The 65th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy 2010-11 was held in Assam, India, May 6–30, 2011. 31 teams were divided into eight clusters with last year's semi-finalists (West Bengal, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Goa) directly finding their place in the Groups Quarterfinal round.
QUESTION: 59

Excess of money supply as compared to supply of goods results in

Solution: Increasing the money supply faster than the growth in real output will cause inflation. The reason is that there is more money chasing the same number of goods.  If the money supply increases at the same rate as real output, then prices will stay the same.
QUESTION: 60

The largest living flightless bird is

Solution: The largest (both heaviest and tallest) flightless bird, which is also the largest living bird, is the ostrich (2.7 m, 156 kg).
QUESTION: 61

Which of the following oceans has the shape of the English letter ‘S’?

Solution: The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west
QUESTION: 62

Which is the longest shipping canal in the world?

Solution:

The correct answer is C as It connects the White Sea, in the Arctic Ocean, with Lake Onega, which is further connected to the Baltic Sea.

QUESTION: 63

Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh was a national of

Solution: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930.
QUESTION: 64

India became a member of UNO in

Solution: India was a founding member of the United Nations, joining in October 1945, two years before acquiring independence from the British Raj. By 1946, India had started raising concerns regarding colonialism, apartheid and racial discrimination.
QUESTION: 65

To which country does India export the largest quantity of iron ore?

Solution: The company exports products majorly to steel mills in Japan, Korea & China. Around 1.5 MnT ore has been exported by MMTC in the current fiscal. Top-3: Bagadiya Brothers, one of the country's largest Iron ore exporters, operates from Odisha, Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh.
QUESTION: 66

 The longest highway in India runs from

Solution: NH 44 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 3,745 km (2,327 mi) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India.
QUESTION: 67

The longest irrigation canal in India is called

Solution: The Indira Gandhi Canal the longest canal of India . It starts from the Harike Barrage at Harike, a few kilometers below the confluence of the Satluj and Beas rivers in the Indian state of Punjab and terminates in irrigation facilities in the Thar Desert in the north west of Rajasthan state.
QUESTION: 68

Leukemia is a disease related to

Solution: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) shares some similar features and symptoms with other closely related types of leukemia. They all have one thing in common: They begin in a lymphocyte that becomes cancerous and accumulates in the blood, bone marrow or spleen.
QUESTION: 69

In which city was Osama Bin Laden killed in May 2011?

Solution: The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was launched from Afghanistan. U.S. military officials said that after the raid U.S. forces took bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried him at sea within 24 hours of his death in accordance with Islamic tradition.
QUESTION: 70

The XI Five Year Plan envisaged the highest growth in the sector of

Solution:

The correct option is C.
The title of the 11th Plan was 'Towards Faster and more Inclusive Growth'. It envisaged a high growth rate of around 9 percent implying a growth rate of around 7.5 percent in the per capita GDP. It also ensured an overall improvement in the quality of life of people.

QUESTION: 71

Light year is a unit of

Solution: A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year. Light moves at a velocity of about 300,000 kilometers (km) each second. So in one year, it can travel about 10 trillion km.
QUESTION: 72

The IV summit of BRICS was held in New Delhi on

Solution: The summit was held at Taj Hotel in New Delhi, India on 29 March 2012 and began at 10:00 Indian Standard Time. This is the first time that India has hosted a BRICS summit. The theme of the summit was "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity".
QUESTION: 73

An indigenous nuclear submarine still under construction has been named as

Solution: The Arihant class (Sanskrit, for Slayer of Enemies) is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines being built for the Indian Navy. They were developed under the ₹90,000 crore (US$13 billion) Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project to design and build nuclear-powered submarines.
QUESTION: 74

Government of India has launched a publicity campaign for census 2011 in association with which of the following UN organization?

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Government of India has launched a publicity campaign for census 2011 in association with  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)of the  UN organization.

QUESTION: 75

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) completed how many years of operation in 2011?

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Notified on September 7, 2005, MGNREGA aims at enhancing livelihood security by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

QUESTION: 76

The first ever formula one race in India was held in

Solution: The race was held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida near New Delhi between 2011-13. The 5.125 km circuit has been designed by German architect Hermann Tilke.
QUESTION: 77

Name the actor who has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012.

Solution: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, known for his memorable performances in several of Satyajit Ray's movies, is likely to be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.
QUESTION: 78

In which city was the Arab Summit held in the last week of March 2012?

Solution:

The correct answer is A asIn 2012 Arab summit held in Baghdad which is capital of Iraq .

QUESTION: 79

The two Supreme Court Judges who delivered the famous 2-G judgment in February 2012 were

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Justice Ganguly capped his illustrious career by delivering, along with Justice GS Singhvi, landmark judgments in the 2G case on his last day in office.

QUESTION: 80

Who presides over the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament?

Solution: The joint sitting of the Parliament is called by the President (Article 108) and is presided over by the Speaker or, in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha or in his absence, the Deputy-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
QUESTION: 81

Christian Lagarde heads the

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Lagarde became the first woman to be elected as the head of the IMF.

QUESTION: 82

 The seat of International Criminal Court is at

Solution: The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes
QUESTION: 83

 First Indian to ski to North Pole is

Solution:
Ajeet Bajaj (born 1965) is the first Indian to ski to the North Pole and the South Pole within a year.
Children: Deeya Suzannah Bajaj and Meghna .
Parent(s): Jai Dev Bajaj and Satya Bajaj
Born: 1965
Spouse(s): Shirly Thomas Bajaj..
QUESTION: 84

First woman Director General of Police in India was

Solution:
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya was the first woman Director General of Police in the nation. She is an IPS Officer of the 1973 batch. After Kiran Bedi, she was the second IPS Officer of the country.
QUESTION: 85

Which countries co-hosted the One-day cricket World Cup in 2011?

Solution: Sri Lanka as a co-host of the 1996 Cricket World Cup was the first host to win the tournament though the final was held in Pakistan. India won in 2011 as host and was the first team to win in a final played in their own country.
QUESTION: 86

Priyanka Chopra has been named National Ambassador of

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Priyanka Chopra was appointed as Global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2016.

QUESTION: 87

Who is leading in the Republican primaries to contest the American Presidential election scheduled in November 2012?

Solution:

The correct answer is D as Mitt Romney is leading in the Republican Primaries to Contest the American Presidential Election Scheduled in November 2012.

QUESTION: 88

Supreme Court recently declared ‘Salva Judum’ unconstitutional. What is ‘Salva Judam’?

Solution:

The correct answer is B as salwa judum or the peace march is an innovative initiative taken by the Chattisgarh govt. so as to control or report the naxal operations in the region .

QUESTION: 89

As per the Indian Union Budget of 2012-13, the income-tax exemption limit for persons below 65 years of age is

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Union Budget 2012-13: Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2 lakh.

QUESTION: 90

The U. N. Climate Change Conference 2011 was held in

Solution: The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) was held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 11 December 2011 to establish a new treaty to limit carbon emissions.
QUESTION: 91

P sells a table to Q at a profit of 10% and Q sells it to R at a profit of 12%. If R pays Rs. 246.40 for it, then how much had P paid for it?

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Let, initially, P bought the table at amount Rs. x.
Person Buying Price Selling Price
P x x + (x * 10 / 100) = 1.1x
Q 1.1x 1.1x + (1.1x * 12 / 100) = 1.232x
R 1.232x
So, R bought the table at Rs. 1.232x
1.232 x = 246.40
Solving for x gives: x = 200
Since, P bought the table initially at Rs. x and x = Rs. 200.
Hence, P paid Rs. 200 for the table.

QUESTION: 92

A bag contains one rupee, 50 paisa 25 paisa coins in the Ratio of 8:9:11. If the total money in the bag is Rs. 366, find the number of 25 paisa coins.

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

A train 300 meters long is running at a speed of 25 meters per second, it will cross a bridge 200 meters long in

Solution: Because of own length of bridge...bridge length+train length
300+200=500it is total length and speed is 25m
so........500/25=20second
QUESTION: 94

If 0.06% of a number is 84, then 30% of that number is

Solution:

The correct answer is C as et the no. be x
x*6/100 =84
x=84*100/6
=14*100
=1400
30% of 1400 is
1400*30/100
14*30
=420

QUESTION: 95

A sum was divided among P, Q & R. R got double than P who got double than Q. If the difference between the shares of Q and R is Rs. 3675.00, then the sum in rupees is

Solution:

The correct answer is B as 
=2P P=2Q
R=2 P=4Q Dividing by 4
R/4 = P/2= Q/1
Ratio in which sum is divided among R,P and Q=4:2:1
Let sum be =4x,2x and x
According to the question,
4x−x=3675.00
3x=3675=1225
Total sum =7x
=7×1225=8575

QUESTION: 96

If the ratio of the areas of two squares is 25:36, then the ratio of their perimeters is

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Area of square = b*b
length of square 1= 5 x(5*5=25)
length of square 2= 6 x(6*6=36)
perimeter of 1 = 10x
perimeter of 2= 12x
ratio of perimeter= 10:12
= 5:6
 

QUESTION: 97

The denominator of a fraction is greater than its numerator by 11. If 8 is added to both its numerator and denominator, then it becomes ¾. The fraction is

Solution:
Answer : Given :the denominator of a fraction is greater than its numerator by 11. if 8 is added to both its numerator & denominator, it becomes 3/4.
To find : the fraction.
Let x be the numerator and y be the denominator.
Hence the fraction is x/y.
Now accc to question, 
the denominator of a fraction is greater than its numerator by 11. 
=> y = x + 11
if 8 is added to both its numerator & denominator, it becomes 3/4.
=> ( (x+8) / ( y+8) ) = 3/4
=> 4x - 3y = -8 
Now substituting y from eq (1) to eq (2) , we get 
we get x = 25 
y= x+ 11
=> y = 25+11 = 36
Therefore the fraction is = x/y = 25 /36 
Answer : The required fraction is 25 / 36.
QUESTION: 98

 

If x=2+√3 y=2-√3. Find the value of x2+y2

Solution:

Th correct answer is C as by applying (a+b)2 to both .the value would be 14

QUESTION: 99

If the volume of a sphere is divided by its surface area, we obtain 27 cm. The radius of the sphere is

Solution:
Volume of sphere / surface are of  sphere = 27 cm
4/3πr^3  / 4πr^2 = 27
r/3 = 27
r = 81 cm
QUESTION: 100

If one-third of one-fourth of a number is 15, then three-tenth of that number is:

Solution:

QUESTION: 101

In the number series 4,10,23,50,104,216,439 the wrong number is

Solution:
QUESTION: 102

The price of 2 trousers and 4 shirts is Rs. 1,600. With the same amount one can buy 1 trouser and 6 shirts. If one wants to buy 12 shirts, he has to pay

Solution:

Cost of 1 saree=2 shirts

for 1 saree and 6 shirts i.e, 8 shirts the cost = 1600

8x=1600

x=1600X8

x=200

he has to pay Rs 2400 .

QUESTION: 103

300 g of salt solution has 40% salt in it. How much salt should be added to make it 50% in the solution? 

Solution:
QUESTION: 104

A dealer buys an article for Rs. 380.00. What price should he mark so that after allowing a discount of 5% he still makes a profit of 25% on the article?

Solution:
Let the required number=X
Now, for a profit of 25% the SP=380*125/100=475
But this cant be the marked price as the dealee also wants to offer a discount of 5%
So, we can get the value of x from the following equation:
X- 5% of X=475
This implies 95/100 * X=475
On solving the above equation we get
X=500
QUESTION: 105

In a factory, the production of scooters rose to 48400 from 40000 in 2 years. The rate of growth per annum is

Solution:
Genius
48000 = 40000(1+r/100)^2 ( The formula is a(1+r/100)^n
(1+r/100)^2 = 484/400
(1+r/100)^2 = (22/20)^2
1 +Zr/100 = 22/20
r/100 = 22/20 - 1
         = 1/10
r = 100/10
   = 10.
The rate of growth per annum = 10%.

QUESTION: 106

If  then will be 

Solution:

The correct option is D.
X + 1/x = 3
Squaring on both sides , we get
(x2) + (1/x2) + (2*x*1/x) = (32)
(x2) + (1/x2) + 2 = 9
(x2) + (1/x2) = 7

QUESTION: 107

A, B and C enter into a partnership. A invests some money at the beginning B invests double the amount after 6 months and C invests thrice the amount after 8 months. If the annual profit be Rs.27000 C's share is: 

Solution:

The correct answer should be A as Let us assume the investment by A = P
so investments would be 
A= P , B = 2P and C=3P 
Time for each would be 
A= 12 months , B = 12-6=6   , C= 12-8 = 4 
So the ratio would be 
investment X time of A : Investment X time of B : Investment X time of C 
= P X 12 : 2P X 6 : 3P X 4 
= 12P : 12P : 12P 
= 1:1:1
Therefore 18000 equally
 

QUESTION: 108

The sum of two numbers is 2490. If 6.5% of one number is equal to 8.5% of the other, the numbers are

Solution:
um of two numbers=2490
x+y=2490
6.5x%+8.5x%=2490
15x/100=2490
15x=2490*100
x = 2490*100/15
= 166*100
= 16600
1st number= 6.5%x
= 6.5/100*16600
= 1079
2nd number=8.5%x. 
= 8.5/100*16600
= 1411
QUESTION: 109

120 men had food provision for 200 days. After 5 days, 30 men died of an epidemic. The food will last for further

Solution:
The food provision is sufficient for 120*200 = 24000 man-days.
In 5 days the provision consumed by 120 men = 120*5 = 600 man-days.
Remaining provisions = 24000 - 600 = 23400 man-days.
Men remaining after 5 days = 120 - 30 = 90 men.
The remaining provisions will last the 90 another 23400 man-days/ 90 men = 260 days.
QUESTION: 110

Out of the total income, X spends 20% on house rent and 70% of the remaining amount on household expenditure. If X saves Rs. 1800, the total income is

Solution:
Let's assume income of X to be 100.
If X spends 20% on house rent, he will be left with 100*.8 = 80
Now out of 80 he spends 70%, so now he is left with 80*.3 = 24
Here 24 represents saved income of $1800 , then 100% represents 1800*100/24=7500.
So the total income is 7500.
QUESTION: 111

Statement: Should the pay scale and conditions of service of government employees be made applicable to private sector employees?
Arguments:
(i) No, this will develop inertia, inefficiency and would adversely affect spirit of competition.
(ii) Yes, this will enhance dedication to work and institutional loyalty

Solution:

The correct answer is A as 
 The statement questions if there is a need for making pay scale and conditions of employees applicable to private sector employees. Argument I talks of inertia and inefficiency that may creep in to adversely affect the spirit of competition among the employees. It's .a serious concern for any organisation. Paying more and still having inefficient employees would be a bad situation. Hence, it is a strong argument. So, option (a) is the correct.
 

QUESTION: 112

Statement: Should a strong institution of ombudsman be created in India?
Arguments:
(i) Yes, this will bring transparency and accountability in the administration
(ii) No, this will develop lack of initiative and flexibility in the administration.

Solution:

The  correct answer is A as bring transparency and accountability in the administration is more stronger statement than the B

QUESTION: 113

Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges and universities be abolished?
Arguments:
(i) Yes, this will eliminate the possibility of favoritism.
(ii) No, teaching faculty will lose control over the students and this would adversely affect their academic growth.

Solution:
QUESTION: 114

Statement: Should military training be made compulsory for all college and university students?
Arguments:
(i) Yes, this will develop in them a sense of punctuality and discipline
(ii) No, military training should be given only to those students who are physically fit.

Solution:
QUESTION: 115

Statement: Should students’ union in colleges and universities be abolished?
Arguments:
(i) Yes, it detracts students from academic and career development.
(ii) No, all great leaders have been students’ union leaders.

Solution:
QUESTION: 116

Statement: Should the age of marriage be raised to 25 years for boys and 21 for girls?
Arguments:
(i) No, it is difficult to change a social practice in Indian conditions.
(ii) Yes, by that age people develop a sense of responsibility and also complete their education.

Solution:
QUESTION: 117

Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combination of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

Q.

Statements:
(i) X and Y are siblings.
(ii) X and Y do not quarrel.
(iii)Siblings are known to quarrel often.
(iv) X and Y quarrel often.
(v) All those who quarrel are siblings.
(vi) X and Y cannot be siblings.

Solution:
QUESTION: 118

Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combination of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

Q.

Statements:
(i) All mangoes are fruits.
(ii) All mangoes are green.
(iii)All mangoes are oval shaped.
(iv) All fruits are sweet.
(v) All mangoes are sweet.
(vi) All fruits are expensive.

Solution:
QUESTION: 119

Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combination of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

Q.

Statements:
(i) All frogs are amphibians.
(ii) All amphibians are not frogs.
(iii)All amphibians are cold blooded.
(iv) All frogs lay eggs.
(v) All amphibians lay eggs.
(vi) Frogs are cold blooded.

Solution:
QUESTION: 120

Each question contains six statements followed by four sets of combination of three. Choose the set in which the statements are logically related.

Q.

Statements:
(i) Some men are of short- height.
(ii) Short-heighted men are intelligent.
(iii)Sudhir is a man.
(iv) Sudhir is of short-height.
(v) Sudhir is intelligent.
(vi) All men are intelligent.

Solution:
QUESTION: 121

Of the four alternatives given in each of the following questions, find the one which is different from the rest.

Solution:
QUESTION: 122

Of the four alternatives given in each of the following questions, find the one which is different from the rest.

Solution:
QUESTION: 123

Of the four alternatives given in each of the following questions, find the one which is different from the rest.

Solution:
QUESTION: 124

Each question below has two statements followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to accept the given statements to be true, even if they appear to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two statements:

Q.

Statement One: All girls are students.
Statement Two: All doctors are students.
Conclusions:
I. All girls are students.
II. Some students are girls.
III. Some students are doctors.
IV. All doctors are girls.

Solution:

Answer is d because every girl is a student but every student is not necessarily a girl so some students are girls
On a similar note all doctors are students but all students need not be doctor so some students are doctor

QUESTION: 125

Each question below has two statements followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to accept the given statements to be true, even if they appear to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two statements:

Q.

Statement One: All researchers are sociologists
Statement Two: Some researchers are professors.
Conclusions:
I. All researchers are professors.
II. Some researchers are professors.
III. Some professors are sociologists.
IV. Some sociologists are researchers.

Solution:
QUESTION: 126

Each question below has two statements followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to accept the given statements to be true, even if they appear to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two statements:

Q.

Statement One: Some democracies are dictatorship.
Statement Two: No dictatorship is a monarchy.
Conclusions:
I. No democracy is a monarchy.
II. No dictatorship is a democracy.
III. Some democracies are monarchy.
IV. Some dictatorships are democracies.

Solution:

The correct option is B.

QUESTION: 127

The following questions comprise of one or more statements. Answer the questions on the basis of the given statement(s). Accept the factual assumptions required by the question, even if you believe that the statement is false.

Q.

Statements:
I. Cheese is bad for people with high-cholesterol.
II. Sumeet does not eat cheese.
Assuming that (i) and (ii) are true, which of the following statement follows?

Solution:
QUESTION: 128

The following questions comprise of one or more statements. Answer the questions on the basis of the given statement(s). Accept the factual assumptions required by the question, even if you believe that the statement is false.

Q.

Statement:
I. Democrats are secularists.
Which of the following statements, if true, would show that the above statement is false?

Solution:
QUESTION: 129

The following questions comprise of one or more statements. Answer the questions on the basis of the given statement(s). Accept the factual assumptions required by the question, even if you believe that the statement is false.

Q.

Statement:
“Where there is a cloud, there is a rain.” Which of the following statements, if true, would show that the above statement is false?

Solution:
QUESTION: 130

Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions.
Four friends W, X, Y and Z are students of Class 10th. W and X are good in Hindi but poor in English. W and Y are good in Science but poor in Mathematics. Y and Z are good in English but poor in Social Studies. Z and X are good in Mathematics as well as in Science.

Q.

Who amongst the following friends is not good in Mathematics but good in Hindi?

Solution:
QUESTION: 131

Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions.
Four friends W, X, Y and Z are students of Class 10th. W and X are good in Hindi but poor in English. W and Y are good in Science but poor in Mathematics. Y and Z are good in English but poor in Social Studies. Z and X are good in Mathematics as well as in Science.

Q.

Which of the following pairs of friends are good, both in English and Science?

Solution:
QUESTION: 132

Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions.
Four friends W, X, Y and Z are students of Class 10th. W and X are good in Hindi but poor in English. W and Y are good in Science but poor in Mathematics. Y and Z are good in English but poor in Social Studies. Z and X are good in Mathematics as well as in Science.

Q.

Which of the following statements is definitely true?

Solution:
QUESTION: 133

Select the statement which logically follows the two given statements.

Q.

Statements:
I. No athletes are vegetarians.
II. All players are athletes.
III. Therefore -----------------------

Solution:

The correct option is A.

 

QUESTION: 134

Select the statement which logically follows the two given statements.

Q.

Statements:
I. All persons who have done any creative work can be responsible critics
II. Z has not done any creative work
III. Therefore --------------------------

Solution:
QUESTION: 135

Select the statement which logically follows the two given statements.

Q.

Statement:
I. One who has squared a circle is not a mathematician
II. Therefore -----------------------

Solution:
QUESTION: 136

The Supreme Court of India is encouraging Public Interest Litigation
Reasons:
I. To increase the reach of justice to the disadvantaged sections of society
II. To quicken the pace of Justice
Identify the correct reason for the aforementioned statement.

Solution:

The correct option is B.
The supreme court of india is encouraging PIL so that people from different and disadvantaged sections of the society can benefit by filling PILs which are in their interest. PILs have nothing to do with quickening the peace of justice.

QUESTION: 137

Yoga has become a very popular exercise, but it may not be for everyone. If you are interested in high energy and fast workouts, yoga may not be the best choice. Therefore, evaluate your fitness requirement before joining yoga classes.
This paragraph best supports the statement that:

Solution:
QUESTION: 138

Statistics allows us to understand the reality. It indicates developmental directions. Statistics is good for exposing reality, but it can also be manipulated to perpetuate untruth and misunderstanding. Data has power to mislead people.
This paragraph best supports the statement that:

Solution:
QUESTION: 139

Technology has developed out of stone tools which were used in ancient times. At first, development of new technology was slow, but after neo-liberal economic policy was adopted there has been a tremendous growth in technology sector.
This paragraph best supports the statement that:

Solution:
QUESTION: 140

Given below is a pair of events I and II. You have to decide their nature of relationship. Assume that the given information is correct and final.

Q.

I. Prices of toys in the market have gone down
II. Government has reduced import duty on toys.

Solution:
QUESTION: 141

Given below is a pair of events I and II. You have to decide their nature of relationship. Assume that the given information is correct and final.

Q.

I. Inflation rate in India has come down
II. Reserve Bank of India has increased interest rate.

Solution:
QUESTION: 142

Given below is a pair of events I and II. You have to decide their nature of relationship. Assume that the given information is correct and final.

Q.

I. More and more students are opting for legal education
II. Bar Council of India has introduced Bar Examination

Solution:
QUESTION: 143

Given below is a pair of events I and II. You have to decide their nature of relationship. Assume that the given information is correct and final.

Q.

I. Sea level is steadily rising
II. Global Warming is a serious problem which the world is facing

Solution:
QUESTION: 144

Given below is a pair of events I and II. You have to decide their nature of relationship. Assume that the given information is correct and final.

Q.

I. Financial Institutions are largely unregulated
II. Today, world is passing through a serious phase of economic crisis

Solution:
QUESTION: 145

An argument is given below, on the basis of that argument; find out the parallel argument from the given list of subsequent arguments

Argument: Himalayan Sparrows are disappearing. This bird is an Indian bird; therefore, Indian birds are disappearing.

Subsequent Arguments:

Solution:
QUESTION: 146

Question: Should Judicial Activism be discouraged?
Argument I: No, it would lead to executive dictatorship
Argument II: Yes, Judiciary should stay in the constitutional limits

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Judicial activism leading to executive dictatorship is exaggerating the situation. Similarly Judiciary should stay in the constitutional limits is not reason enough, why should it stay within constitutional limits or what effects it will have is not mentioned, making it a weak argument.

QUESTION: 147

Question: Should the Judiciary be independent of Executive and Legislature?
Argument I: Yes, this is necessary to ensure impartiality in the administration of Justice
Argument II: No, it will develop inertia in Executive and Legislature

Solution:
QUESTION: 148

Question: Should E-Governance be introduced at every level of public administration?
Argument I: Yes, it will reduce corruption
Argument II: No, it will lead to unemployment

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Both the given arguments are strong . The introduction of e-government at every level of public administration may help weed out corruption. This is a very strong reason is support of e-governance which is a very serious problem.

QUESTION: 149

Question: Should there be a world Government?
Argument I: Yes, it will eliminate inter-state conflicts
Argument II: No, Rich and Powerful countries will dominate it

Solution:
QUESTION: 150

“Some philosophers believe that a concept which cannot be verified can still be valid because of its inner logic which ennobles it.”
In the light of the above statement, decide the status of the statement given below.
Statement: “Every person has certain inherent and inalienable rights which must be protected by Rule of Law.”

Solution:
QUESTION: 151

Principle: Only Parliament or State Legislatures have the authority to enact laws on their own. No law made by the State can take away a person’s fundamental right.
Facts: Parliament enacted a law, which according to a group of lawyers is violating the fundamental rights of traders. A group of lawyers files a writ petition challenging the Constitutional validity of the statute seeking relief to quash the statute and further direct Parliament to enact a new law.

Solution:
QUESTION: 152

Principle: When one person signifies to another his willingness to do or abstain from doing anything, with a view to obtaining the assent of that person to such an act or abstinence, he is said to have made a proposal.
Fact: “Ramanuj telegraphed to Shyam Sunder, writing: “Will you sell me your Rolls Royce CAR? Telegram the lowest cash price.” Shyam Sunder also replied by telegram: “Lowest price for CAR is Rs. 20 lakh.” Ramanuj immediately sent his consent through telegram stating: “I agree to buy the CAR for Rs. 20 lakh asked by you.” Shyam Sunder refused to sell the car.

Solution:
QUESTION: 153

Principle: Every person, who is of the age of majority, is competent to contract according to the law to which he is subject.
Facts: A minor mortgaged his house in favour of Thakur Das, a money lender, to secure a loan of Rs. 20000. A part of this, i.e. Rs. 10500 was actually advanced to him. While considering the proposed advance, the attorney who was acting for the money lender, received information that the plaintiff was still a minor. Subsequently the minor commenced an action stating that he was underage when he executed the mortgage and the same should, therefore, be cancelled. He prayed for setting aside the mortgage. The mortgagee money lender prayed for the refund of Rs. 10500 from the minor.

Solution:
QUESTION: 154

Principle: A person is said to be of sound mind for the purpose of making a contract if, at the time when he makes it, he is capable of understanding it and of forming a rational judgment as to its effect upon his interests.
Facts: Mr. X who is usually of sound state of mind, but occasionally of unsound state of mind, enters into a contract with Mr. Y when he was of unsound state of mind. Mr. Y having come to know about this fact afterwards, wants to file a suit against Mr. X

Solution:
QUESTION: 155

Principle:
(1). The state shall not deny to any person equality before the law and equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.
(2). The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth or any of them.
Facts: The Government of Rajasthan, passed an order providing for reservations for the
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (including Muslims), and Women, in all institutions of higher education, including private educational institutions, both aided as well as unaided, in the following manner: Scheduled
Caste- 15%; Scheduled Tribe- 7.5%, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (including Muslims) - 27%
I. The reservation policy of the government is violative of the principle of equality envisaged in the Constitution
II. The reservation policy is unconstitutional because it is based on ‘caste’ which is a prohibited marker
III. Reservation does not violate equality clause as it entails “like should be treated like and unlike should be treated differently.”
IV. Reservation does not violate equality clause as the Constitution itself enables the State to make special provision for the advancement of socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Solution:
QUESTION: 156

Principle: Nothing is an offence merely by reason of its being done with the knowledge that it is likely to cause harm, if it be done without any criminal intention to cause harm, and in good faith for the purpose of preventing or avoiding other harm to a person or property.
Facts: Mr. Sharman, the Captain of a steam vessel, suddenly and without any fault or negligence on his part, finds himself in such a position that, before he can stop his vessel, he must inevitably run down a boat B, with twenty or thirty passengers on board, unless he changes the course of his vessel, and that, by changing his course, he must incur the risk of running down a boat C with only two passengers on board and which he may possibly clear.

Solution:
QUESTION: 157

Principle: Willful rash driving is an offense.
Facts: Mr. Tiwari was driving his car after drinking alcohol. Police books him for willful negligent driving. Is the act of the police lawful?

Solution:
QUESTION: 158

Principle: Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person’s consent, moves that property with an intention to take it, is said to commit theft.
Facts: Y cuts down a tree on Z’s ground, with the intention of dishonestly taking it out of Z’s possession without Z’s consent. Y could not take away the tree.

Solution:
QUESTION: 159

Principle: Injuria Sine Damnum i.e. Injury (violation of legal right) without damage
Facts: X, who was the returning officer at a polling booth in Amethi, wrongly refused to register a duly tendered vote of Y in the recent UP elections, even though Y was an eligible voter. The candidate in whose favour Y wanted to vote, was declared elected. Give the appropriate answer-

Solution:
QUESTION: 160

Principle: Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who, at the time of doing it, by reason of unsound state of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act, or something that he is doing is either wrong or contrary to law.
Fact: X takes his son Y who is three years old, for bathing to the well. He throws his son inside the well so that the son can have a good bath. After 10 minutes he also jumps into the well to take bath and get his son out of the well. Both were rescued by the villagers but his son was found dead.

Solution: It is clearly mentioned that the person is of unsound mind, obviously no man will voluntarily throw his child in a well to give him a good bath. And even medical sc. will support his insanity due to unsoundness.
QUESTION: 161

Principle: Ignorance of Fact is excused but ignorance of law is no excuse
Fact: X was a passenger from Zurich to Manila in a Swiss Plane. When the plane landed at the Airport of Bombay on 28 Nov. 1962 it was found on searching that X carried 34 kg of Gold Bars on his person and that he had not declared it in the ‘Manifest for Transit’. On 26th Nov. 1962 the Government of India had issued a notification modifying its earlier exemption, making it mandatory now that the gold must be declared in the “Manifest” of the aircraft.