CLAT - Past Year Paper 2013


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QUESTION: 1

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-10) Read the given passage carefully and attempt the questions that follow.

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. What does the theory ‘Divine Right of King’ stipulate?

Solution:

The correct option is B as divine theory states that the King is the representative of God on Earth and so he has a divine (like god) right to rule over people.therefore the correct option is B.

QUESTION: 2

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. Who controlled education during the Renaissance?

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. What did the ruling class in the Christian Era think of the poor man?

Solution:

The correct answer is D as it directly states from the paragraph it taught the poor man --slightest offence".

QUESTION: 4

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. Who controlled the institution of education during the Christian Era?

Solution: For the answer we will see the third paragraph. It says that during renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince and became more secular. The mention of Christian Era is before the mention of the renaissance. So cross referencing we can clearly see that during Christian Era the power to educate people must be under the priest because after that era (in Renaissance) this power shifts from priests to the hands of prince and hence became secular.
Therefore we can say that during the Christian Era the institution of education was controlled by the church and the priests. Therefore option B
QUESTION: 5

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. What does the word ‘fallibility’ mean?

Solution:

The correct answer must be A as its real meaning is the tendency to make mistakes or be wrong.therefore A option is correct .

QUESTION: 6

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. What do you mean by the ‘sweat of his brow’? 

Solution:

The correct answer is A as the phrase sweat in his brow means a very hard work .

QUESTION: 7

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. What does the policy of ‘Laissez Faire’ stand for? 

Solution:

The correct answer is D as its meaning is he policy of leaving things to take their own course, without interfering.This means that people of a territory are free to trade with people of other territories. However, this is not absolute.

QUESTION: 8

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. Which of the following describes the writer? 

Solution:

The correct answer is A as according to the passage the writer seems to be more concerned about education rather than the given options .

QUESTION: 9

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Gospels

Solution:

The correct answer is B as gospels meaning is to the teaching or revelation of Christ.so in the given options B option is synonym of the given word.

QUESTION: 10

It is an old saying that knowledge is power. Education is an instrument, which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power. Therefore ever since the dawn of our civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education. It has been handmaid of the ruling class. During the Christian era, the ecclesiastics controlled the institution of education and diffused among the people the gospel of the Bible and religious teachings. These gospels and teachings were no other than a philosophy for the maintenance of the existing society.
It taught the poor man to be meek and to earn his bread with the sweat of his brow, while the priests and the landlords lived in luxury and fought duels for the slightest offence. During the Renaissance, education passed more from the clutches of the priest into the hands of the prince. In other words, it became more secular. Under the control of the monarch, education began to devise and preach the infallibility of its masters, the monarch or king. It also invented and supported fantastic theories like ‘The Divine Right Theory’ and that the king can do no wrong etc. With the advent of the industrial revolution, education took a different turn and had to please the new masters. It now no longer remained the privilege of the baron class, but was thrown open to the new rich merchant class of the society. The philosophy, which was in vogue during this period was that of ‘Laissez Faire’ restricting the function of the state to a mere keeping of laws and order while on the other hand, in practice the law of the jungle prevailed in the form of free competition and the survival of the fittest.

Q. Choose the correct synonym out of the four choices given.

Vogue

Solution:
QUESTION: 11

Select the word that is spelt correctly.

Solution: Paraphernalia most commonly refers to a group of apparatus, equipment, or furnishing used for a particular activity. For example, an avid sports fan may cover his walls with football and/or basketball paraphernalia.The word that is not correctly spelt is B) Malodorus . Therefore the correct way to spell it is malodorous which means something which is smelling very unpleasant. 
QUESTION: 12

Select the word that is spelt correctly.

Solution:

The correct answer is B as the correct spelling is Entrepreneur

QUESTION: 13

Select the word that is spelt correctly.

Solution:

The correct answer is C as the correct spelling is Onomatopoeia.

QUESTION: 14

Select the word that is spelt correctly.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
Haemorrhage is an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel.

QUESTION: 15

Select the word that is spelt correctly.

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. Unless the …….. this office, I will not say anything.

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. ………… I would help all the poor people.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
It is the “2nd type of ‘if’ clause” in which you use the subjunctive in the clause following “if” and the present conditional in the main clause.
The subjunctive in English, in “if” clauses, is almost the same as the past tense simple, with the only difference that, for the verb “to be” takes “were” for all the persons, including the singular (I, he, she, it).

QUESTION: 18

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. ………… the news an hour ago.

Solution:

The correct answer is A as
have heard the news an hour ago is grammatically correct.

QUESTION: 19

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. He spoke ………. About his prospects.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as the correct sentence formation is  He spoke confidently  About his prospects.

QUESTION: 20

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. The boy is not interested in playing, ………..?

Solution:

The correct answer is D as the sentence is already a negative one therefore for a question to be asked D is correct which is positive.

QUESTION: 21

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. He told us that we should never live beyond ………. means.

Solution: Living beyond our means to live more than  you can afford
QUESTION: 22

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. May I request ………. you again to consider my case favourably.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as he statement is complete itself so no need to insert any preposition.

QUESTION: 23

Select the best option from the four alternatives given.

Q. Known as devout and serious person, she also has ……….. sense of humour.

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Galileo said, ‘The Earth ……… around the Sun’.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
As the given sentence in the direct speech is a universal truth, we will not change its tense in the indirect speech.
 'Revolves' is the third person form of the verb, which can be used with the third person subject 'Earth', to represent the simple present tense. As the sentence in the direct speech is in the simple present tense, we can use 'revolves' here.
 

QUESTION: 25

We ………… our work before the guests arrived at our house.

Solution:

The correct answer is C as the sentence is already in past therefore past perfect will be used.

QUESTION: 26

Directions : The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

Q. A : People who start up their own business typically come from two extreme backgrounds : One is the business family background and the other is a steady professional family background.
B : Typically, people from different backgrounds face different kinds of basic problems.
C : The people from both the backgrounds find it very difficult to establish and manage an enterprise.
D : Starting up and managing a small business is no joke.

Solution:

The correct  answer is C as to construct a coherent paragraph ,the most logical  order is C as it is forming a accurate and correct sentence forming order.

QUESTION: 27

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
Q. 
A : Venture capital is recommended as the ideal source of financing for a successfully small business.
B : Several companies including start ups have been funded by dedicated venture funds during this decade.
C : Despite this, an average Indian entrepreneur understands and appreciation of venture capital concept has been woefully inadequate.
D : In the Indian context, though venture capital has been a relatively late entrant, it has already made a reasonable impact.

Solution:

The correct option is B.
sentence A talks of Venture capital financing for small business 
Sentence D starts talking of Indian context  that how Venture capital has been a late entrant but has been impactful
In sentence B we talk how venture capital has worked in India by small startups using it 
In sentence C we talk that however, venture capital has still been inadequately famous and has a long way to go
 

QUESTION: 28

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

Q. A : Progress in diagnosis, in preventive medicine and in treatment, both medicinal and surgical, has been rapid and breathe taking.
B : Much in medicine which is not taken for granted was undreamt of even as recently as 20 yr ago.
C : Presently small pox has been eradicated, poliomyelitis practically banished, tuberculosis has become curable and coronary artery disease surgically relievable.
D : The dramatic surge in the field of molecular biology and research by immunologists and geneticists has succeeded in controlling parasitic diseases like malaria and river blindness that affect millions of people round the world.

Solution:

The correct answer is D because 
sentence B starts talking about how medicine has improved in the last 20 years rapidly 
in sentence D we talk about the dramatic surge which has controlled many diseases successfully 
In sentence A we talk about how the thing mentioned in the previous sentence has worked 
Sentence C gives the example of what is said in sentence A by giving examples of diseases 
 

QUESTION: 29

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

Q. A : Instead, many deaths and injuries result from falling objects and the collapse of buildings, bridges and other structures.
B : Earthquakes almost never kill people directly.
C : Fire resulting from broken gas or power lines is another major danger during a quake.

D : Spills of hazardous chemicals are also a concern during an earthquake.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as it is the most logical order that could be made with the given conditions .

QUESTION: 30

The sentences given in question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
Q. 
A : The Winchester or hard disk drives can store much more data than what can be stored on a floppy diskette.
B : Hard disks come sealed and they cannot be removed or changed like floppy diskettes.
C : Often floppy disk system is used in conjunction with the Winchester disk system
D : This makes for an ideal system for secondary storage.

Solution:

The correct answer is D as in sentence A we introduce the topic i.e Winchester or hard disk and its's comparison with floppy 
in sentence B we again compare floppy and Hard disk
in sentence C we tell how do we use floppy in conjugation to the hard disk 
In sentence D we conclude the idea that floppy can be used as a secondary storage system.

QUESTION: 31

Directions : Given below are a few foreign language phrases, which are commonly used.

Q. El-Dorado

Solution:

The correct answer is A as means Dorado is basically a place rich in wealth and opportunity.

QUESTION: 32

Given below are a few foreign language phrases, which are commonly used.

Q. Quantum damnificatus

Solution:

The correct option is A as the meaning of  Quantum wmifactus is The amount of damage suffered.

QUESTION: 33

Given below are a few foreign language phrases, which are commonly used.

Q. Corpus delicti

Solution:

The correct answer is D as Corpus Delicti' means "The substantial and fundamental fact necessary to prove the commission of a crime."

QUESTION: 34

Given below are a few foreign language phrases, which are commonly used.

Q. Vis-à-vis

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Vis a vis means in relation to or in regard to.

QUESTION: 35

Given below are a few foreign language phrases, which are commonly used.

Q. Carte blanche

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

Choose the explanation that catches the spirit of the idiom given in each question.

Q. To blaze a trail

Solution:

The correct answer is D as idiom given  means  to do something that has never been done before therefore hopeful  is just a thought and not an activity.

QUESTION: 37

Choose the explanation that catches the spirit of the idiom given in each question.

Q. A snake in the grass

Solution:

The correct answer is A as  snake in the grass is a deceitful, treacherous and a person is your secret enemy.

QUESTION: 38

Choose the explanation that catches the spirit of the idiom given in each question.

Q. Have too many irons in the fire

Solution:

The correct option is c.
To have “too many irons in the fire” is to be engaged in too many activities

QUESTION: 39

Choose the explanation that catches the spirit of the idiom given in each question.

Q. A fair weather friend

Solution:

The correct answer is B as a real friend is one who who deserts us in difficulties.

QUESTION: 40

Choose the explanation that catches the spirit of the idiom given in each question.

Q. A panacea

Solution:

The correct option is D.
a remedy for all disease or ills. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties. Example- His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.

QUESTION: 41

2/3 is a rational number whereas 

Solution:

The correct option is B.
This cannot be written in p/q form, so they are irrational numbers.
 

QUESTION: 42

Greatest number which divides 926 and 2313, leaving 2 and 3 remainders, respectively, is

Solution:

The OPTIONS  given here are all wrong as the correct answer is  462.
A number divides 926 and 2313 leaving remainders 2 and 3 respectively.
This means that the number perfectly divides 926 - 2 = 924 as well as 2313 - 3 = 2310.
Now we simply need to find the HCF of 924 and 2310 
On calculating the HCF , we get it as  462
Hence, the answer is 462.

QUESTION: 43

A single discount equivalent to a discount series 15% and 5% is

Solution:

The correct answer is A as by using percentage effect formula - x + y +xy/100
- 15 - 5 + 75/10 = -20 + 0.75 = - 19.25 Ans
 

QUESTION: 44

By selling a cycle for Rs. 2345, a student loses 19%. His cost price is nearly

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Let C.P. be x.
Loss% = (C.P. - S.P.)*100/C.P.
19 = (x - 2345)*100/x
19x = 100x - 234500
81x = 234500
x = 2895
x = nearly Rs. 3000
 

QUESTION: 45

Diagonals of a rhombus are 1 m and 1.5 m in lengths. The area of the rhombus is

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Area of rhombus = 1/2 × Product of its diagonals
= 1/2 × 1 × 1.5
= 0.75m²
 

QUESTION: 46

An angle in a semi-circle is

Solution:

The correct answer is C as when you join two lines on the circle from different ends of the diameter. the angle formed would be 90 degrees

QUESTION: 47

In a school for midday meal food is sufficient for 250 students for 33 days, if each student is given 125 g meals. 80 more students joined the school. If same amount of meal is given to each student, then the food will last for 

Solution:

The correct answer is D as Total amount of meal = No of students × each student meal × no of days
= 250 × 125 × 33 g
No of days = total amount of meal/ total no students × each student meal
= 250×125×33/(250+80)×125
= 250×33/330 = 25 Days.
 

QUESTION: 48

In a school of 500 students, 102 students can read Hindi and Tamil both, 200 students can read only Hindi. The students who can read only Tamil are  

Solution: In this, if we assume that all 500 students have at least one language then

500 students= Students who read only Hindi + student who can read both + student who can read only Tamil 

=> students who can read only Tamil = 500 - only Hindi - both language 
=> only tamil students = 500 - 200-102 = 500 - 302 = 198
QUESTION: 49

The value of k or which kx + 3y – k + 3 = 0 and 12x + ky = k, have infinite solutions, is 

Solution:

The correct answer is C as 
For infinite solution we must have :
A1/A2 = B1/B2 = C1/C2

K/12 = 3/K = -K+3/-K

K/12 = 3/K = K-3/K

K/12 = 3/K and 3/K = K-3/K

K² = 36 and K²-6K = 0

K = ✓36 and K ( K -6 ) = 0

K = 6 or -6 and ( K = 0 or K = 6 )

K = 6
 

QUESTION: 50

Table shows the daily expenditure on food of 25 households a locality

The mean daily expenditure on food is

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Mean= A+ Ω f(í)d(í)/Ω f(í). [Ω= summation]
given, assumed mean = 225 (A). Thus, Mean = 225+ [ -400-250+0+100+200]/25
= 225 -(350/25)= 225-14 = 211.
 

QUESTION: 51

A box contains 24 marbles, some are green and others are blue. If a marble is drawn at random from the jar, the probability that it is green is 2/3. The number of blue balls in the jar is

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Total numbers of marbles = 24
Probability of picking green marbles =⅔
Probability of picking blue marbles  =  1-⅔ = ⅓ 
Now, ⅓ = x/24
X = 8

QUESTION: 52

The population of a city is 250 thousand. It is increasing at the rate of 2% every year. The growth in the population after 2 yr is

Solution:

The correct answer is D as an increase of 2% it would be 1.02 
So the population after 2 years would be 
250000 x 1.02 x 1.02 = 260100 

SO increase = 260100-250000 = 10100 

QUESTION: 53

If a point (x, y) in a OXY-plane is equidistant from (-1, 1) and (4, 3), then

Solution:

The correct answer is A as applying the distance formulae 
 √{ (x+1)^2 + (y-1)^2 } = √{ (x-4)^2 + (y-3)^2 }
Squaring on both sides, we get
(x+1)^2 + (y-1)^2 = (x-4)^2 + (y-3)^2
x^2+1+2x + y^2+1-2y = x^2+16-8x + y^2+9-6y
2x-2y+2 = -8x-6y+25
10x+4y = 23 (option a)
 

QUESTION: 54

Sum of first 15 multiples of 8 is

Solution:

The correct answer is A First Term (a) = 8
Common Difference (d) = 8
Number of terms (n) = 15
So, Sn = n/2 [2a + (n-1)d ]
Sn = 15/2 [2(8) + 14(8)]
Sn = 15/2 [16 + 112]
Sn = 15/2 [128]. 
Sn = 15 [64]
Sn = 960
So,Sum of first 15 multiples of 8 is 960
 

QUESTION: 55

A rod of 2 cm diameter and 30 cm length is converted into a wire of 3 m length of uniform thickness. The diameter of the wire is

Solution:

The correct answer is B as 
volume of cylinder = πr^2h
Volume of rod = Volume of wire
π*12*30 = π*r2*300
1*30 = r2*300
r2 = 1/10
r = 1/√(10) cm
then diameter = 2r = 2 / √10 cm

QUESTION: 56

Two straight poles of unequal length stand upright on a ground. The length of the shorter pole is 10 m. A pole joins the top of the two vertical poles. The distance between the two tops is 5 m. The distance between the poles along the ground is 4 m. the area thus formed by the three poles with the ground is 

Solution:
QUESTION: 57

Pipe A can fill a tank in 10 h and pipe B can fill the same tank in 12 h. Both the pipes are opened to fill the tank and after 3 h pipe A is closed. Pipe B will fill the remaining part of the tank in

Solution:

The correct answer is C as 
Pipe A can Fill in = 10 hours
Pipe B can Fill in=12 hours
According to the question,
3/10+x+3/12=1
X+3/6=7/5
5x+15=42
5x=27
x=27/5
=5hr24min
 

QUESTION: 58

A ground 100*80mhas,two cross roads in its middle.the road parallel to the lenth is 5 m wide and the other roads are perpendicular to each other. yhe cost of laying the bricks at the rate of Rs.10per m2,onthe roads,will be

Solution:
QUESTION: 59

If selling price of 10 articles is equal to cost price of articles,then gain is

Solution:
QUESTION: 60

Angles of a quadrilateral are in the ratio 3 : 4 : 5 : 8. The smallest angle is

Solution:

Let First angle = 3x

Second angle = 4x

Third angle = 5x

and fourth angle = 8x

We know 3x + 4x+ 5x + 8x = 360 degree

=> 20x = 360 degree

x = 18 degree

Measure of smallest angle

= 3x =3x18 degree=54 degree

QUESTION: 61

The headquarter of European Union is situated in

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Brussels (Belgium) is considered the de facto capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting a number of principal EU institutions within its European Quarter.

QUESTION: 62

India in 2008 successfully put Chandrayaan-1 into its initial orbit by

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Chandrayaan 1 was launched by PSLV XL - C11

QUESTION: 63

Vishwanathan Anand retained the World Chess Championship in 2012 by defeating Boris Gelfand. Mr. Gelfand belongs to 

Solution:

The correct option is A.
Boris Genfeld is an Israeli chess grandmaster.

QUESTION: 64

Kapilvastu Relics (fragments of Lord Buddha’s bone), for the second time in 114 yr, recently travelled from India to

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Kapilvastu Relics (fragments of Lord Buddha’s bone), for the second time in 114 yr, recently travelled from India toSri Lanka.

QUESTION: 65

Dr. Norman Borlaug is famous as father of the Green Revolution in 1960s. His initial goal was to create varieties of wheat adapted to the climate of 

Solution:

A is the correct option. Dr. Norman Borlaug is famous as the father of the Green Revolution in the 1960s. His initial goal was to create varieties of wheat adapted to the climate of Mexico and this was because of wheat production issues in Mexico and to guide the upcoming generation of wheat producers.

QUESTION: 66

A feature ‘Bluetooth’ now common in mobile phones, gets its name from a 

Solution:

The correct answer is D as bluetooth is named after Danish king - Harald Bluetooth Gormsson.

QUESTION: 67

Which pair of states does not touch each other?

Solution:

The correct answer is A as if we see the map both Manipur and Meghalaya does not touch each other.

QUESTION: 68

Baglihar dam, is constructed on river

Solution:

The correct option is B.
At the centre of Pakistan's angst is the Indian government's construction of the Baglihar dam, a hydroelectricity project, located on the Chenab River in the Ramban district of India-administered Kashmir.

QUESTION: 69

Navjiwan Trust was instituted with the objectives of propagating peaceful means of attaining third Swaraj, by 

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Navjivan trust was instituted by Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi.

QUESTION: 70

World Cup Football 2014 and Olympics 2016 will be held in

Solution:

The correct option is B.
In 2014, the World Cup will be held in Brazil, and then in 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics.

QUESTION: 71

In 2012-13, India’s target is to restrict the fiscal deficit to x% of the GDP, where x is

Solution:

The correct option is D.
 the fiscal deficit for 2012-13 worked out lower at 4.89 percent of the GDP, significantly below the revised estimate of 5.2 per cent.

QUESTION: 72

POSCO steel project to come up, but being strongly protested by the people is located in

Solution:

The correct answer is C as POSCO steel project to come up, but being strongly protested by the people is located in odisha.

QUESTION: 73

Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards in our country were instituted in the year

Solution:

The correct option is D as The Padma Awards: These awards were instituted in 1954. They are announced every year on the Republic Day of India.

QUESTION: 74

Who was crowned the Miss World 2012 on August 18, 2012?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia of China, center, waves flanked by first runner-up Miss Wales, Sophie Moulds, left, and 2nd runner-up Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty, right, during the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

QUESTION: 75

Vishwaroopam is a 2013 Tamil spy thriller film written, directed and coproduced by __________, who also enacts the lead role.

Solution:
QUESTION: 76

Vijay Kumar, who clinched a Silver Medal in London Olympics in 2012 is associated with

Solution: Shooting glory: Vijay Kumar wins silver. Army sharp shooter Vijay Kumar clinches the silver medal in the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games in London on Friday, August 3, 2012.
QUESTION: 77

Sushil Kumar, who won a Silver Medal in London Olympics in 2012 is associated with

Solution:

The correct answer is C as Sushil Kumar, who won a Silver Medal in London Olympics in 2012 is associated with wrestling.

QUESTION: 78

How many medals did India win in London Olympics 2012?

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Vijender Singh (boxing) and Sushil Kumar won a bronze each at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2012 London Olympics was a good event for India, winning 6 individual medals.

QUESTION: 79

The present Pope chosen in March 2013, hails from which country?

Solution: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.
QUESTION: 80

The first person to set foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969 and, who died on August 25, 2012 was

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Neil Armstrong, who made the “giant leap for mankind” as the first human to set foot on the moon, died on Saturday. He was 82.

QUESTION: 81

In which place, on February 21, 2013, two powerful explosive devices planted on bicycles had exploded in Andhra Pradesh?

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

On which date Maha Kumbh Mela started in Prayag this year?

Solution:

The correct option is A.
The event will start on January 15 and culminate on March 4. According to an estimate, the city is likely to see a footfall of 15 crore during the event. In 2019, the Ardh Kumbh Mela will be held between January 14, 2019, and March 4

QUESTION: 83

On which date ‘International Women’s Day’ is celebrated?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March

QUESTION: 84

Duration of which Five Year Plan was 2007-2012?

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

As per census 2011, which state has the lowest sex ratio (877 : 1000)?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
In the Population Census of 2011 it was revealed that the population ratio in India 2011 is 943 females per 1000 males. Haryana has the lowest sex ratio (877) in Indian states while in union territory Daman Diu has lowest sex ratio of 618.

QUESTION: 86

Hugo Chavez, who died on March 5, 2013 after losing his battle with cancer, was the President, of which country?

Solution:

The correct answer is D as On March 5, 2013, Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, died after losing a battle against cancer.

QUESTION: 87

Carlos Slim, who tops the list of world’s wealthiest people, for the fourth year in a row, belongs to which country?

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

In the name P Chidambaram, the present Union Finance Minister, what does ‘P’ stands for?

Solution:

The correct answer is C as P stands for Palaniappan

QUESTION: 89

The earlier name of which city was New Amsterdam?

Solution:

The correct answer is D as The earlier name of which city was New Amsterdam was new york city.

QUESTION: 90

The grant of Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa is associated with

Solution:

The correct answer is D as Grant of the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the East India Company by the Great Mughal Shah Alam (1765)

QUESTION: 91

Where did Kuchipudi, an eminent dance form, originate?

Solution:

The correct answer is B as Kuchipudi, an eminent dance form, originate from andra pradesh

QUESTION: 92

Light Year is the 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: 93

The leaning tower of Pisa does not fall because

Solution:

The correct option is D.
Tower of Pisa does not topple over. The Leaning Tower doesn't fall because its center of gravity is carefully kept within its base.

QUESTION: 94

‘Paradise Regained’ was written by

Solution: Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). The first version, published in 1667, consisted of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men".
QUESTION: 95

Which is the richest temple in India?

Solution: Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala. The richest temple in the country, the shrine of Lord Padmanabhaswamy possesses wealth of around $20 billion in six vaults of Gold. The Golden idol of Mahavishnu, found in this temple worth Rs. 500 Crore.
QUESTION: 96

Who founded the Red Cross?

Solution:

The correct answer is A as Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. International Red Cross Day is celebrated each year on May 8.

QUESTION: 97

‘World Literacy Day’ is celebrated on

Solution:
International Literacy Day. 8 September was declared international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO's General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

QUESTION: 98

South African Paralympics icon Oscar Pistorius has been accused of killing

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprint runner who made history in 2012 as the first amputee to compete in track events at the Olympics. He was later found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

QUESTION: 99

In the month of March, 2013 the Supreme Court of India issued a notice that the ambassador of the following country shall not leave India without the permission of the Supreme Court.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
India orders Italy ambassador Mancini not to leave. India's Supreme Court has ordered the Italian ambassador not to leave the country after Rome's refusal to return two marines charged with the murder of two fishermen in Kerala last year.

QUESTION: 100

The Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 makes provisions regarding

Solution:

The correct answer is A as The Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 makes provisions regarding
)reservation in matters of promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

QUESTION: 101

The number of High Courts in India is

Solution:

There are 25 high courts in India. The number of total judges sanctioned in these high courts are 1079 of which 771 judges are permanent and remaining 308 sanctioned for additional judges. As of September 1, 2020, 398 of the seats (about 36%) are vacant.

QUESTION: 102

The last British Emperor of India was

Solution:

The correct answer is D as he was the was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.

QUESTION: 103

Palaeolithic period is also known as

Solution:

The correct answer is C as The Paleolithic Period ended at different times in different parts of the world, generally around 10,000 years ago in Europe and the Middle East. Also called Old Stone Age

QUESTION: 104

Capital of India was transferred from Calcutta to Delhi in the year

Solution:

The correct answer is B as During the Delhi Durbar on 12 December 1911, George V, then Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary, his consort, made the announcement that the capital of the Raj was to be shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

QUESTION: 105

The chairman of Fundamental Rights sub-committee of the Constituent Assembly was

Solution:

The correct answer is D as JK KRIPLANI was The chairman of Fundamental Rights sub-committee of the constitution assembly while others were chairman of different council.

QUESTION: 106

The Environment Protection Act was passed by the Parliament of India in the year

Solution: Environment Protection Act, 1986. Environment Protection Act,1986 19 Nov and 26 sections is an Act of the Parliament of India. In the wake of the Bhopal Tragedy, the Government of India enacted the Environment Protection Act of 1986 under Article 253 of the Constitution.
QUESTION: 107

International Year of Biodiversity is/was/will be

Solution: The International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) was a year-long celebration of biological diversity and its importance, taking place internationally in 2010. Coinciding with the date of the 2010 Biodiversity Target, the year was declared by the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.
QUESTION: 108

The first Shaka king in India was

Solution:

The correct answer is C as The first Shaka king in India was Maues or Moga (c. So B.C.), who established Shaka power in Gandhara

QUESTION: 109

Potential energy is described by the expression

Solution:
QUESTION: 110

Where was 16th NAM Summit held?

Solution:

A is the correct option.The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement was held from 26 to 31 August 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The summit was attended by leaders of 120 countries, including 24 presidents, 3 kings, 8 prime ministers and 50 foreign ministers.

QUESTION: 111

Direction : Answer the following questions based on the statements given below

(i) There are 3 poles on each side of the road.

(ii) These six poles are labeled A, B, C, D, E and F

(iii) The poles are of different colours namely Golden, Silver, Metallic, Black, Bronze and White.

(iv) The poles are of different heights.

(v) E, the tallest pole, is exactly opposite to the Golden coloured pole.

(vi) The shortest pole is exactly opposite to the Metallic coloured pole.

(vii) F, the Black coloured pole, is located between A and D.

(viii) C, the Bronze coloured pole, is exactly opposite to A.

(ix) B, the Metallic coloured pole, is exactly opposite to F.

(x) A, the White coloured pole, is taller than C but shorter than D and B.

Q.
What is the colour of the pole diagonally opposite to the Bronze coloured pole?

Solution:
QUESTION: 112

Direction : Answer the following questions based on the statements given below

(i) There are 3 poles on each side of the road.

(ii) These six poles are labeled A, B, C, D, E and F

(iii) The poles are of different colours namely Golden, Silver, Metallic, Black, Bronze and White.

(iv) The poles are of different heights.

(v) E, the tallest pole, is exactly opposite to the Golden coloured pole.

(vi) The shortest pole is exactly opposite to the Metallic coloured pole.

(vii) F, the Black coloured pole, is located between A and D.

(viii) C, the Bronze coloured pole, is exactly opposite to A.

(ix) B, the Metallic coloured pole, is exactly opposite to F.

(x) A, the White coloured pole, is taller than C but shorter than D and B.

Q.
Which is the second tallest pole?

Solution:
QUESTION: 113

Direction : Answer the following questions based on the statements given below

(i) There are 3 poles on each side of the road.

(ii) These six poles are labeled A, B, C, D, E and F

(iii) The poles are of different colours namely Golden, Silver, Metallic, Black, Bronze and White.

(iv) The poles are of different heights.

(v) E, the tallest pole, is exactly opposite to the Golden coloured pole.

(vi) The shortest pole is exactly opposite to the Metallic coloured pole.

(vii) F, the Black coloured pole, is located between A and D.

(viii) C, the Bronze coloured pole, is exactly opposite to A.

(ix) B, the Metallic coloured pole, is exactly opposite to F.

(x) A, the White coloured pole, is taller than C but shorter than D and B.

Q.

Which if the colour of the tallest pole?

Solution:
QUESTION: 114

Directions : Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

The head of a newly formed Government desires to appoint five of the six elected ministers P, Q, R, S, T and U to portfolios of Foreign, Industry and Commerce, Agriculture, Rural Development and Human Resources. U does not want any portfolio if S gets one of the five. R wants either Foreign or Human Resources or no portfolio. Q says that if S gets industry and Commerce or Rural Development then she must get the other one. T insists on a portfolio if P gets one. 

Q.

Which of the following is a valid assignment?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
It satisfies all the conditions.

QUESTION: 115

Directions : Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

The head of a newly formed Government desires to appoint five of the six elected ministers P, Q, R, S, T and U to portfolios of Foreign, Industry and Commerce, Agriculture, Rural Development and Human Resources. U does not want any portfolio if S gets one of the five. R wants either Foreign or Human Resources or no portfolio. Q says that if S gets industry and Commerce or Rural Development then she must get the other one. T insists on a portfolio if P gets one. 

Q.
If P gets Foreign and R gets Human Resources, then which is not a valid assignment of Agriculture and Rural Development?

Solution:
QUESTION: 116

Directions : In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.

Q.

Action : Reaction

Solution:

The correct option is B.
reaction is the outcome of action similarly,defend is outcome of assail.

QUESTION: 117

Directions : In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.
Q.
 Sorrow : Misery

Solution:
QUESTION: 118

Directions : In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.
Q.

Drama : Audience

Solution:
QUESTION: 119

Directions : In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.
Q.

Nuts : Bolts

Solution:
QUESTION: 120

Directions : In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.
Q.

Book : Author

Solution:
QUESTION: 121

Directions : Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

Q. Moni is daughter of Sheela. Sheela is wife of my wife’s brother. How Moni is related to my wife?

Solution:

B is the correct option. Sheela is the sister in law of his wife and Moni is her daughter. Moni is the niece of his wife and of him too.

QUESTION: 122

Directions : Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

Q. Annu is daughter of my mother’s brother Abahi. Pari is granddaughter of my mother. Pari should call Annu as 

Solution:
QUESTION: 123

Directions : Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

Q. Markandey is Rajiv’s mother’s father. Markandey has three brothers. One of them has grandson Abhi. Rajan is son of Abhi. Rajan is related to Rajiv as

Solution:
QUESTION: 124

Directions : Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

Q. Deepak said to Nitin, “That boy playing with the football is the younger of the two brothers of the daughter of my father’s wife”. How is the boy playing football related to Deepak?

Solution:
QUESTION: 125

Directions : Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

Q. Pointing to a woman in the photograph, Rajesh said, ‘The only daughter of her grandfather is my wife’. How is Rajesh related to that woman?

Solution:

The correct option is B
Rajesh is the husband of the girl's grandfather's daughter
∴ Rajesh is the father of that girl.

QUESTION: 126

Directions : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

(i) Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.

(ii) Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.

(iii) Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor or the last day but earlier than the papaya day.

(iv) Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.

(v) Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.

(vi) Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.

(vii) Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

Q. Which of the following is the fasting day?

Solution:
QUESTION: 127

Directions : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

(i) Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.

(ii) Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.

(iii) Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor or the last day but earlier than the papaya day.

(iv) Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.

(v) Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.

(vi) Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.

(vii) Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

Q. Banana day and apple day have a gap of how many days between them? 

Solution:
QUESTION: 128

Directions : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

(i) Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.

(ii) Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.

(iii) Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor or the last day but earlier than the papaya day.

(iv) Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.

(v) Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.

(vi) Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.

(vii) Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

Q. Which day is grape day?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Sunday - banana
Monday - fasting 
Tuesday - grapes 
Wednesday - pomegranate 
Thursday - papaya
Friday - apple

QUESTION: 129

Directions : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

(i) Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.

(ii) Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.

(iii) Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor or the last day but earlier than the papaya day.

(iv) Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.

(v) Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.

(vi) Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.

(vii) Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

Q. Which day is pomegranate day?

Solution:
QUESTION: 130

Directions : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

(i) Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.

(ii) Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.

(iii) Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor or the last day but earlier than the papaya day.

(iv) Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.

(v) Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.

(vi) Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.

(vii) Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

Q. Which of the following is the correct statement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 131

Directions : Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

Q.
Statement : 
Indian children are very talented but are instead weak in Science and Mathematics.

Courses of Action :

I. Teaching and textbooks are not available in mother language.
II. Education based on experiments in both the subjects is lacking.

Solution:
QUESTION: 132

Directions : Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

Q.
Statement : Despite of child labour laws, children can be seen working in hotels, shops, houses very frequently.

Courses of Action :

I. The government should not make such laws which cannot be enforced.
II. A proper education system for the primary level particularly for lower caste community may eradicate this problem.

Solution:
QUESTION: 133

Directions : Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

Q.

Statement : Kyoto protocol on environment is signed by almost every country of the world.

Courses of Action : 

I. As a result air, water and soil pollution have come down.
II. Increasing production of automobiles, refrigerators and fertilizers do not affect our environment.

Solution:
QUESTION: 134

Directions : Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

Q.

Statement : School dropout rate is very high in the rural areas a children support their parents in income earning activities.

Courses of Action : 

I. Public awareness programme on primary education should be expanded immediately to educate parents.
II. Compensation is not a remedy.

Solution:
QUESTION: 135

Directions : Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

Q.

Statement : Smoking is one of those human weaknesses which tend to test the will power of the smoker of the edge.

Courses of Action :

I. It is very difficult for the smoker to give up smoking even if they want to do so.
II. Human beings have other weaknesses as well.

Solution:

Both I and II are not courses of actions rather possible explanations of the situation.

QUESTION: 136

Directions : Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

Q.

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,?

Solution:
QUESTION: 137

Directions : Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

Q.

A-10, E-15, I-20, M-25, …

Solution:
QUESTION: 138

Directions : Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

Q.

17,30,74,150, ?, 606

Solution:
QUESTION: 139

Directions : Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

Q.

2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8,?

Solution:
QUESTION: 140

Directions : Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

Q.

140. 1, 4, 27, 256,?

Solution:
QUESTION: 141

Directions : In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow form the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.
Statements :

I. All vegetables have gravy.
II. All lunch has vegetable.

Solution:
QUESTION: 142

Directions : In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow form the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.

Statements :

I. Karan Johar is a good director

II. Directors are intelligent.

Solution:
QUESTION: 143

Directions : In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow form the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.

Statements :

I. Some blues are green.
II. Pink is green.

Solution:
QUESTION: 144

Directions : In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow form the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.

Statements :

I. All boys are tall.
II. All Punjabi are tall.

Solution:
QUESTION: 145

Directions : In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow form the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q.

Statements :

I. All girls go to the collage.
II. Rina does not go to the collage.

Solution:
QUESTION: 146

Directions  : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

(i) A will sit beside C

(ii) H will sit beside A

(iii) C will sit beside E

(iv) F will sit beside H

(v) E will sit beside G

(vi) D will sit beside F

(vi) G will beside B

(vii) B will sit beside D

Q.
Which of the following is wrong?

Solution:
QUESTION: 147

Directions  : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

(i) A will sit beside C

(ii) H will sit beside A

(iii) C will sit beside E

(iv) F will sit beside H

(v) E will sit beside G

(vi) D will sit beside F

(vi) G will beside B

(vii) B will sit beside D

Q.
Which of the following is correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 148

Directions  : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

(i) A will sit beside C

(ii) H will sit beside A

(iii) C will sit beside E

(iv) F will sit beside H

(v) E will sit beside G

(vi) D will sit beside F

(vi) G will beside B

(vii) B will sit beside D

Q. A and F will become neighbours if

Solution:
QUESTION: 149

Directions  : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

(i) A will sit beside C

(ii) H will sit beside A

(iii) C will sit beside E

(iv) F will sit beside H

(v) E will sit beside G

(vi) D will sit beside F

(vi) G will beside B

(vii) B will sit beside D

Q.
During sitting 

Solution:
QUESTION: 150

Directions  : Read the information given below to answer the questions.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

(i) A will sit beside C

(ii) H will sit beside A

(iii) C will sit beside E

(iv) F will sit beside H

(v) E will sit beside G

(vi) D will sit beside F

(vi) G will beside B

(vii) B will sit beside D

Q. H will be sitting between

Solution:
QUESTION: 151

Directions (Q. Nos. 151-200) This section consists of fifty (50)questions. Each question consists of legal propositions/ principles (hereinafter referred to as ‘principle’) and facts. These principles have to be applied in the given facts to arrive at the most reasonable conclusion. Such principles may or may not be true in the real sense, yet you have to conclusively assume them to be true for the purposes of this section. In other words, in answering the following questions, you must not rely on any principles except the principles that are given here in below for every question. Further you must not assume any facts other than those stated in the question. The objective of this section is to test you interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability even if the ‘most reasonable conclusion’ arrived at may be unacceptable for any other reason. It is not the objective of this section to test your knowledge of law.

Principle : When an offer is accepted by a person to whom it is made, it becomes a promise. But this promise will become legally binding only when the acceptance of the offer is unconditional.
Facts : Ram makes an offer to sell his house to Shyam for Rs. 50 lakh. Shyam accepts this offer but wants to pay the price of the house in five quarterly instalments. Ram does not agree to it. Thereafter Shyam agrees to pay the price of the house in the way as originally desired by Ram. But Ram does not reply to it. Can Shyam compel Ram to sell his house to him?

Solution:
QUESTION: 152

Principle : Generally an agreement without consideration is not valid. Therefore, in order to make a valid agreement, some consideration which may have some value in the eyes of law, is essentially required.

Facts : William has an old car of which he makes seldom use. He voluntarily enters into an agreement with Smith to sell this car for rupees ten thousand. Thereafter one Anson approaches William and offers to buy that car for rupees 1 lakh as the car was one which Anson has been searching for long. Now, William wants to cancel his agreement with Smith and refuses to deliver the car to him saying that consideration price for the car promised by Smith is negligible and therefore, agreement with him cannot be said to be valid one. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 153

Principle : In order to be eligible to appear in the semester examination, a student is required to attend, under all circumstances, atleast 70% of the total classes held in that semester as per University rules.
Facts : Anand, an economically poor but a very brilliant student of LLB final semester, while going to his university by cycle received some leg injuries in road accident. Consequently Anand could not attend his classes for one week as he was advised rest his doctor for that period. Due to this absence from the university, Anand failed to have 70% attendance essential to appear in the examination and therefore, he was debarred from appearing in the examination by the university authorities. Anand challenges this decision in the court of law.

Solution:
QUESTION: 154

Principle : A seller of goods cannot transfer better rights than he himself possesses in the goods sold to buyer.
Facts : Komal leaves his watch by mistake on a seat in the park. Sonal finds that watch and immediately sells the same for good price to Monal who without inquiring whether Sonal is its owner or not. Komal later on claims that watch from Monal decide whether Komal can succeed.

Solution:
QUESTION: 155

Principle : All citizens shall have the Fundamental Right to carry on any occupation, trade or business. But reasonable restrictions on the exercise of such rights can be imposed by law in the interest of the general public.
Facts : A large number of persons had been carrying on the business of dyeing and printing in Rajkot area for the last 25 yr providing employment to about 30000 families. From these business places untreated dirty water was being discharged on the roads thereby causing damage to the public health. A notice, therefore, was given to close this business till necessary measures to protect public health as provided under the environmental statutes were taken by those businessmen.

Solution:
QUESTION: 156

Principle : A contract cannot be enforced by or against a person who is not a party to it. However, where some benefit is conferred on third party by the contract itself, there third party can allowed to enforce that contract to get such benefit.
Facts : Dinesh is liable to pay Rs. 50000 to Suresh. In order to discharge this liability Dinesh enters into a contract with Ramesh by which Dinesh sells his car to Ramesh for Rs. 1 lakh Ramesh takes the delivery of the car and promises/assures to pay its price at the earliest. Dinesh separately informs Suresh about this contract for his satisfaction. Ramesh fails to pay the car’s price. Suresh wants to join Dinesh in filing suit against Ramesh for the recovery of price of the car. Whether Suresh is entitled to do so?

Solution:

The correct option is B.
According to principal some benefit is conferred on third party by the contract itself, there third party can be allowed to enforce that contract to get such benefit.

QUESTION: 157

Principle : If a contract is made by post between two persons living in two different cities, then the contract is said to be completed as soon as the letter of acceptance is properly posted and the place of completion of the contract is that city where acceptance is posted. It is worth mentioning here that in every contract there is always an offer from one party and the acceptance of the offer from the other party.

Facts : Sani, a resident of Patna, gives an offer by post to sell his house for Rs. 25 lakh to Hani, a resident of Allahabad. This offer letter is posted on 1st January, 2013 from Patna and reaches Allahabad on 7th January, 2013. Hani accepts this offer and posts the letter of acceptance on 8th January, 2013 from Allahabad which reaches Patna on 16th January, 2013. But Sani presuming that Hani is not interested in accepting his offer, sells his house to Gani at same price on 15th of January, 2013. Hani files a suit against Sani for the breach of contract in the competent court of Allahabad. Whether Hani will succeed?

Solution:
QUESTION: 158

Principle : He, who goes to the court of law to seek justice, must come with clean hands.

Facts : P enters into a contract with S under which S has to construct a house for P and has to complete the same within one year from the date of the contract. This contact includes two very important terms. According to first term, if there is price hike of the materials to be used in the construction, then the escalation charges at a particular rate shall be payable by P to S. According to second term, if the construction of the house is not completed within the period prescribed for it, then S will have to pay penalty at a particular rate to P. Before the completion of the construction work the workers of S go on strike and strike continues up to three months even after the expiry of one year. After that period workers return and the construction work again starts. During the last three months period of strike there was a considerable rise in the price of the building material. S claimed escalation cost from P, P did not agree to it. S filed a suit in the court of law either to order the payment of the price of the building material on the basis of escalated price or to allow him to stop the work without incurring any penal liability towards P.

Solution:
QUESTION: 159

Principle : If the object of an agreement is or becomes lawful or immoral or opposed to public policy in the eyes of law, then the courts will not enforce such agreements. Law generally prohibits child labour.

Facts : P enters into an agreement with T, by which P has to let his house to T for two years and T has to pay Rs. 20000.00 per month to P as rent. T starts a child care centre in that house. But after some time in order to earn some money for the maintenance of the centre, T starts sending the children of the centre on the rotation basis to work for four hour a day in some nearby chemical and hazardous factories. When P comes to know about this new development, he asks T either to stop the children from working in factories or to leave his house immediately. T neither agrees to leave the house nor to stop the children from working in the factories. P files a suit in the court of law of appropriate relief/action. 

Solution:
QUESTION: 160

Principle : Whosoever by his act or omission causes environmental pollution shall be held liable for any loss caused by such pollution. It shall be no defence in such cases that all due diligence or reasonable care was taken while carrying out the act or omission in question.
Facts : Hari is carrying on a chemical and fertilizer industry near a bank of a river. In order to prevent and control any kind of harm to the environment, suitable waste treatment and disposal plants were installed in the factory. Due to some sudden mechanical/ technical problem, these plants ceased to work properly and therefore, caused environmental pollution, which ultimately caused substantial harm to the environment and to the people living around the factory. Victims of such pollution file a suit for suitable remedy.

Solution:
QUESTION: 161

Principle : If a person transfers movable or immovable property with its full ownership and without any consideration to some other person, then it is called a gift.
Facts : S, who has no child of his own, makes a gift of his house worth Rs. 25 lakh to his nephew R. After completing all the legal formalities required for a valid gift, S says to R that in case of need R will provide that house to S for use without any questions. R does not react to it. After one year of this gift, S really needs that house and request R to make the house available to him, but R refuses to do so.

Solution:
QUESTION: 162

Principle : An agreement to do an act impossible in itself cannot be enforced by a court of law.

Facts : Ramesh agrees with his girl friend Shilpa to pluck stars from the sky through his extraordinary will power and bring them down on Earth for her within a week. After the expiry of one week, Shilpa filed a suit for damages against Ramesh, for the breach of contract as Ramesh failed to perform his promise.

Solution:


The correct answer is C as according to the principle then agreement to do an act impossible in itself cannot be enforced by a court of law.the court cannot entertain suits as the act promised under the agreement is impossible in itself.

QUESTION: 163

Principle : An agreement may be oral or written. However, if a law specifically required that an agreement must be in writing, then the agreement must be in writing. A law specifically requires that the agreements relating to transfer of the copyright in novel between an author of a novel and the producer of a motion picture must be in writing.
Facts : The author of a novel, Love at Lost Sight, had several rounds of discussion with a producer of motion picture regarding making of a motion picture based on Love at Lost Sight. During the last discussion, they decided to make a motion picture on Love at Lost Sigh. The producer made a motion picture on Love at Lost Sight after making a payment of Rs. 1000000 (ten Lakh only) in cash to the author, who happily accepted this amount as full and final payment. Later on, on the advice of his lawyer, who author brought a case in a court of law against the producer on the ground that there is no written agreement between the producer and him.

Solution:
QUESTION: 164

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 interest.
Facts : X, who is usually of sound mind but occasionally of unsound mind enters into a contract with Y, when he (X) is of unsound mind. Y came to know about his fact afterwards and now wants to file a suit against X.

Solution:
QUESTION: 165

Principle : Whosoever commits any act forbidden by the Indian Penal Code with a view to obtain the consent of any person to enter into an agreement, he cannot get the agreement enforced by law but the person, whose consent has been so obtained may get the agreement enforced by law. The Indian Panel Code defines various offences and prescribes punishments therefor.
Facts : A obtains the consent of B to enter into an agreement by an act amounting to criminal intimidation under the Indian Panel Code. A brings a case against B for performance of agreement ……