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Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 1

Directions : Answer the question based on the following information. Indicate which of the statement given with that particular question consistent with the description of unreasonable man in the passage below.

Unreasonableness is tendency to do socially permissible things at the wrong time. The unreasonable man is the sort of person who comes to confide in your when you are busy. He serenades his beloved when she is ill. He asks a man who has just lost money by paying a bill for a friend to pay a bill for him. He invites a friend to go for a ride just after the friend has finished a long car trip. He is eager to offer services which are not wanted, but which cannot be politely refused. If he is present at an arbitration he stirs up dissension between the two parties, who we really anxious to agree. Such is the unreasonable man.

Q. The unreasonable man tends to

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 2

Directions : Answer the question based on the following information. Indicate which of the statement given with that particular question consistent with the description of unreasonable man in the passage below.

Unreasonableness is tendency to do socially permissible things at the wrong time. The unreasonable man is the sort of person who comes to confide in your when you are busy. He serenades his beloved when she is ill. He asks a man who has just lost money by paying a bill for a friend to pay a bill for him. He invites a friend to go for a ride just after the friend has finished a long car trip. He is eager to offer services which are not wanted, but which cannot be politely refused. If he is present at an arbitration he stirs up dissension between the two parties, who we really anxious to agree. Such is the unreasonable man.

Q. The unreasonable man tends to

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 3

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [5]

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 4

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [1]

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 4

The correct answer is pretentious because if you say that someone or something is pretentious, you mean that they try to seem important or significant, but you do not think that they are. [disapproval]
The official Clat 2015 answer key suggests the same.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 5

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [2]

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 6

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [6]

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 7

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [3]

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 7

After including “fines” of 40,000 the amount of 20,000 turned to be 60,000.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 8

Directions : Fill up the blanks, numbered [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6] in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

“Between the year 1946 and the year 1995, I did not file any income tax returns”, with that [1] statement, soubhik embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. “I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2] and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first-hand just now much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4], automobiles may be [5] and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled.”

Q. Fill up the blank [4]

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 9

Directions : For the word a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate the given context.

OBVIATE: The new transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 10

Directions : For the word a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate the given context.

SPECIOUS: A specious argument is not simply a false on but one that has the ring of truth.   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 10

Credible means capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful, which is totally opposite from the word specious.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 11

Directions : For the word a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate the given context.

PARSIMONIOUS: The evidence was constructed from every parsimonious scraps of information.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 12

Directions : For the word a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate the given context.

FACETIOUS: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 13

Directions : For the word a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate the given context.

 DISUSE: Some words fall into disuse as technology makes object to obsolete.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 14

Directions: Choose the option closest in meaning to the Capitalized word.

FUDGE  

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 15

Directions: Choose the option closest in meaning to the Capitalized word.

GRANDIOSE   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 15

Grandiose means impressive and “imposing” in appearance or style.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 16

Directions: Choose the option closest in meaning to the Capitalized word.

SPRY

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 17

At the end of 1995, the Union of India composed of

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 18

The full status of “State” was conferred upon the Union Territories of Manipur and Tripura in

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 18

Statehood was conferred upon to Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on 21 January 1972.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 19

In the word GRAPHOLOGIST, if 1st and 7th letters, 2nd and 9th letters, 3rd letters and 11th letters, 4th and 8th letters and 5th and 12th letters are mutually interchanged then which will be 6th letters from the left of the 10th letter from the left side?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 20

Directions : Four alternative summaries are given below the text. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the text.

Physically, inertia is a feeling that you just can’t move mentally, it is a sluggish mind. Even you try to be sensitive, if your mind is sluggish; you just do not feel anything intensely. You may even see a tragedy enacted in front of your eyes and it will be able to respond meaningfully. You may see one person exploiting another, one group persecuting another, and not be able to get angry, your energy is frozen. You are not deliberately refusing to act; you don’t just have the capacity.

A. Inertia makes your body and mind sluggish. They become insensitive to tragedies, exploitation, and persecution because it freezes your energy and decapitates it.

B. When you have inertia you do not act although your see one person exploiting another or on group persecuting another. You do not get angry because you are incapable.

C. Inertia is of two types- physical and mental. Physical inertia restricts bodily movements. Mental inertia prevents response to events enacted in front or your eyes.

D. Physical inertia stops your body from moving: mental inertia freezes your energy and stops your mind for responding meaningfully to events, even tragedies, in front to you. 

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 21

Directions : Four alternative summaries are given below the text. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the text.

Some decisions will be fairly obvious- “no brainers”. Your bank account is tow, but you have two week vacation coming up and you want to get away to some place warm to relax with your family. Will you accept your in-law's offer of free use of their Florida beachfront condo? Sure. You like your employer and feel I ready to move forward in your career. Will your step in for your boss for three weeks while she attends a professional development course? Of course. 

A. Some decisions are obvious under certain circumstances. You may, for example, readily accept a relative’s offer of free holiday accommodation. Or, step in for your boss when she is away.

B. Some decisions are no-brainers. Your need think when making them. Examples are condo offers from in laws and job offers from bosses when your bank account is low or boss in away.

C. Easy decisions are called “no-brainers” because they do not require any cerebral activity. Examples such as accepting free holiday accommodation abound in our lives.

D. Accepting and offer from in-laws when you are short on found and want a holiday is a no-brainer. Another no-brainer is taking the boss’s job when she is away.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 22

Directions: In the question, a pair of words or phrases follows a related pair of words or phrases: Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the original pair.

Dulcet : Raucous

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 23

Directions: In the question, a pair of words or phrases follows a related pair of words or phrases: Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the original pair.

Malapropism : Words   

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 24

Directions: In the question, a pair of words or phrases follows a related pair of words or phrases: Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the original pair.

Peel: Peal

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 25

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.
When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. According to the writer……

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 26

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The example of the Korean Cielo has been presented to highlight…..

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 26

The paragraph provides us that Korean Cars are famous in India but Indian Cars are not that much famous in Korea.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 27

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. One of the factors of the government’s projectionist policy was…..

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 28

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The write ends the passage on a note of…..

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 29

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The writer is surprised at the government’s attitude towards its industrialists because….

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 30

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. According to the writer India should have performed better thant the other Asian nations because…..

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 30

The writer in the given passage says that “compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a’ far better infrastructure than most of these countries’ had.”

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 31

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. India was in better condition than the other Asian nations because…

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 31

D is the correct option as both a and b are correct statements. Given in the paragraph that  India was in better condition than the other Asian nations because it did not face the ravages of the Second World War and it had an English speaking populace and good business.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 32

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The writer’s attitude towards the governments is…..

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 32 As critical means important so it is obvious writer think govt. is really important but through any of the lines we can't find sarcasm irony or derisive ness which all mean some or other same that is mockery so (a) is correct.
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 33

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The government was compelled to open the economy due to….

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 33

The paragraph says - the result was the creation of a totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. So,the government was compelled to open the economy because there were lack of funds and foreign change bankruptcy.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 34

Directions : In view of the passage given below: Choose the best option for question.

When talks come to how India has done for itself in 50 years of independence, the world has nothing but praise for our success in remaining a democracy. On other front, the applause is less loud. In absolute terms, India has not done too badly, Of course, life expectancy has increased. So has literacy. Industry, which was barely a fledging, has grown tremendously, As far as agriculture is concerned, India has been transformed from a country perpetually on the edge of starvation into a success story held up for others to emulate. But these are competitive times when change is rapid, and to walk slowly when rest of the world is running is almost as bad standing still on walking backwards.

Compare with large chunks of what was then the developing world South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and what was till lately a separate Hong Kong- India has fared abysmally, It began with a far better infrastructure than most of these countries had. It suffered hardly or not at all during the Second World War It ha advantages like a English speaking elite, quality scientific manpower (including a Novel laureate and others who could be ranked according to their global competitiveness, it is tiny Singapore that figures at the top. Hong Kong is an export powerhouse. So is Taiwan. If a symbol were needed of, how far we have fallen back, note that while Korean Ceils are sold in India, no one is South Korea is rushing to by an Indian car. The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.

The government discouraged imports and encouraged self-sufficiency. Whatever the aim was, the result was the creation of totally inefficient industry that failed to keep pace with global trends and, therefore, became absolutely uncompetitive. Only when the trade gates were opened a little did this become apparent. The years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered it’s the years since then have been spent in merely trying to catch up. That the government actually sheltered its industrialists from foreign competition is a little strange. For in all other respects, it operated under the conviction that businessman were little more than crooks how were to be prevented from entering the most important area of the economy, how were to be hamstrung in as many ways as possible, how were to be tolerated in the same way as an in excisable wart. The high expropriator rates taxation, the licensing laws, the reservation of whole swathes of industry for the public sector, and the granting of monopolies to the public sector firms were the principle manifestations of this attitude. The government forget that before wealth could be distributed, it had to be created.

The government forgot that it itself could not create, but only squander wealth, Some of the manifestations of the old attitude have changed, Tax rates have fallen, Licensing has been al but abolished. And the gates of global trade have been open wide. But most of these changes were first by circumstances partly by the funds of support the public sector, leave alone expand it. Weather the attitude of the government itself, of that of more than handful of ministers, has changed, is open of question. In many other ways, however, the government has not changed one with. Business till has to negotiable a welter of negotiations. Transparency is still a longer way off. And there is no exit policy. In defending the existing policy, politicians betray and inability to see beyond their noses. A no-exit policy for labour is equivalent to a no-entry policy for new business. If one industry is not allowed to retrench labour, other industries will think a hundred times before employing new labour. In other ways, the government hurts industries.

Public sector monopolies like the department of telecommunications and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. make it possible for Indian business to operator only at cost several times that off their counterparts abroad. The infrastructure is in a shambles partly because it is unable to formulate a sufficiently remunerative policy for private business, and partly because it does not have the stomach to change market rates for services. After a burst of activity in the early nineties, the government is dragging its feet. At the rate it is going, it will be another fifty years before the government realizes that a pro-business policy is the best pro-people policy. By then of course, the world would have moved even further ahead.

Q. The major reason for India’s poor performance is…..

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 34

The paragraph says that "The reasons list themselves, Top most in economic isolationism.” So,The major reason for India’s poor performance is economic isolationism.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 35

Regrettably [A]/ regretfully [B] I have to decline your invitation. The critics censored [A]/censured [B] the new movie because of its social unacceptability.

He was besides [A]/ beside [B] himself with range when I told him what I had done.

Anita had beautiful broach [A]/ brooch [B]on the lapel of her jacket.

He has the same capacity as an adult to consent [A]/ assent [B] to surgical treatment.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 36

The further [A]/ farther [B] he pushed himself, the more disillusioned he grew.

For the crowed it was more of a historical [A]/ historic [B]event; for their leader it was just another day.

The old has healthy distrust [A] mistrust [B] for all new technology.

The film is based on a worthy [A]/ true [B] story.

She coughed discreetly [A]/discretely [B] to announce her presence.

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 36

The further(used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another) he pushed himself, the more disillusioned he grew.
For the crowd it was more of a historic [used in narration of past events] event; for their leader it was just another day.
The old has healthy mistrust [means lack of trust] for all new technology.
The film is based on a worthy true [means in accordance with fact or reality] story.
She coughed discreetly [here means in an intentionally unobtrusive manner] to announce her presence.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 37

The prisoner’s interment [A]/ interment [B] came to an end with his early release.

She manages to bite back the ironic [A]/ caustic [B] retort on the tip of her tongue.

Jeans that flair [A]/ flare [B] at the bottom are in fashion these days.

The heard the bells peeling [A]/ pealing [B] far the wide.

The students baited [A]/ bated [B] the instructor with irrelevant questions.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 38

Directions:  In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative among the four options.

The Romanians may be restive under Soviet direction but "they are tied to Moscow by Ideological and military links. "

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 38

 "they are close to Moscow from ideological and military perspective” very precisely and in a better way than the other options express the ideology of Romanians. 
 

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 39

Directions:  In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative among the four options.

Government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling whether the subsequent one will do.  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 39

The Government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling “whether the subsequent government will do so.” the underlined phrase did not make it clear who has to follow the given step? The subsequent govt.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 40

Directions:  In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative among the four options.

The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 41

Recently, which country became the first member country to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its action plan on Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)? 

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 42

Who among the following is India’s first chief of Cyber Security?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 42

B is the correct option.The first National Cyber Security Coordinator/ cyber-security chief was Gulshan Rai.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 43

Project Varsha, India’s new naval base under construction is near which of the following cities?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 43

C is the correct option.INS Varsha is a new naval base being developed under Project Varsha for the Indian Navy. This base will be the home of the Navy's new fleet of nuclear submarines and ships. It is planned to be located at Rambilli, which is 50 km from Visakhapatnam,  the headquarters of the Navy's Eastern Naval Command.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 44

Which among the following is a direct tax?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 44

C is the correct option.Direct Taxes, as the name suggests, are taxes that are directly paid to the government by the taxpayer. It is a tax applied on individuals and organizations directly by the government e.g. income tax, corporation tax, wealth tax etc. Indirect Taxes are applied on the manufacture or sale of goods and services.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 45

Who among the following 18th century Indian rulers has been called 'Plato of his tribe'?  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 45

C is the correct option. Suraj Mal is known as the 'Plato of the Jat tribe' because of his political judgment, constant intelligence, and unobstructed thoughts.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 46

Which one of the following Railway zones and corresponding Head quarter pairs is not correctly matched?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 46

B is the correct option.Headquarters of South Eastern Railway is Kolkata not IN Bhubneswar

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 47

Young Indian shutter K. Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won which of the following major badminton championship?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 47

Kidambi became the first Indian male to win gold at the 2015 Swiss “Open Grand Prix Gold” by defeating Viktor Axelsen 21–15,12–21,21–14. The same year he also won India Open Super Series title by defeating Viktor Axelsen in the finals.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 48

IRCTC has recently launched a new service called ‘Rupay Prepaid Cards’ which will enable passengers to book their tickets, do shopping and pay services bills online. This service was launched in collaborate on with which bank?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 48

The correct answer is A as this amazing service was launched by union bank of india.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 49

President Pranab Mukherjee on 6 January 2015 singed the ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955. Which of the statements in this regards is/ are right?

I. The ordinance exempts persons of Indian Origin (PIO) from appearing before the local police station on every visit.

II. It replace the clause that say foreigners marrying Indians Must continuously stay in the country for a period of six month before they get and Indian citizenship.

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 49

Only statement I is correct and statement II is wrong because the time period for the couple to live in India is one year not six months, before getting Indian citizenship.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 50

Name the Indian Industrialist on whose 175th birth anniversary, Union government launched the commemorative stamp on 6 January 2015?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 50

On the occasion of the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsedji Nusserwanji Tata, the Union government launched the commemorative stamp on 6 January 2015.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 51

Who among the following was the author of Rajatarangini, commonly regarded as the first genunine history of India written by an Indian?  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 51

D is the correct option.Kalhana wa the author of Rajatarangini, (Sanskrit: “River of Kings”) historical chronicle of early India, written in Sanskrit verse by the Kashmiri Brahman Kalhana in 1148, that is justifiably considered to be the best and most authentic work of its kind.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 52

Which one of the following is essentially a solo dance nowadays performed in group as well?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 52

D is the correct option.Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form from Kerala and is considered as a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed as solo recitals by women.
It is believed to have originated in 16th century and is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 53

Which among the following is the world’s largest e-commerce company?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 53

Alibaba is often referred to as the 'Amazon of China' because of its growth trajectory being nearly identical to that of Amazon. While Amazon is the larger of the two companies by a significant margin, both companies have quite similar revenue streams.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 54

Name the renowned Indian ecologist who has been chosen for the prestigious 2015 Tyler prize of Environment Achievement on 23 March 2015?   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 54

Renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil has been chosen for the prestigious 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 55

Name the golfer who won the Indian open title on 22 February 2015. 

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 55

Famous Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri on February 22, 2015 won the Indian Open title of Golf at the Delhi Golf Club.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 56

Prime Minister Modi has launched the “Give it Up” campaign for voluntarily giving up…

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 56

The Prime Minister has launched the Give it Up campaign for voluntarily giving up LPG subsidy.
Through this campaign Modi appealed to well-to-do sections of Indian society to voluntarily give up LPG subsidy, so that the benefit of the same could be shared more widely with poor sections of the society.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 57

Attukal Pongal festival, which is figured is Guinness book of world records is celebrated in…….

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 57

B is the correct option.Attukal Pongal festival is a famous festival in Kerala.
The festival was figured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest single gathering of women for a religious activity.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 58

Which of the following is the oldest share market in India?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 58

A is the correct option.BSE
Established in 1875, BSE is the oldest and first stock exchange of Asia and was formerly known by the name of –The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 59

The National Industrial Corridor (NIC) that was proposed to be established in the Union Budget of 2014-15, will have its headquarters at which city?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 59

The headquarters of National Industrial Corridor (NIC) is in Pune, Maharashtra.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 60

What is the name given to the dedicated TV channel for farmers that was announced in the Union Budget for 2014-15 and Rs. 100 crore was set aside for its establishment?   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 60

DD Kisan is the name given to the dedicated TV channel for farmers, announced in the Union Budget for 2014-15.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 61

Which of the following Acts formally introduced the principle of election for the first time?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 61

A is the correct option. The Indian Councils Act 1909, commonly known as the Morley-Minto Reforms was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that brought about a limited increase in the involvement of Indians in the governance of British India.
It formally introduced for the first time the principle of elections to the legislative councils. It gave general power to government of India to disallow politically dangerous candidates.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 62

The name of new Andhra Pradesh Capita is likely to be…..  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 62

Andhra Pradesh named the new capital city 'Amaravati' in 2015.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 63

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly marched?       

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 64

Which city has become India’s first fully Wi-fi enabled metro city on 5 February 2015?   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 64

B is the correct option.Kolkata, West Bengal's capital city, has become India's first fully WiFi-enabled metro city. Reliance JIO is reportedly providing the services. The WiFi services will be initially free of charge. The services inaugurated by the West Bengal chief minister, Mamta Banerjee have been first made available at Park Street. It will be next available in the Ghariahat-Gol Park area of South Kolkata and accordingly by the end of April 2015, the whole city will be WiFi enabled.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 65

What is the correct sequence of the following movement in chronological order?

1. Civil Disobedience Movement    2. Khilafat Movement    3. Home Rule Movement    4. Quit India Movement

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 65

The chronology follows as-
3. Home Rule Movement - 1916–1918 
2. Khilafat Movement - 1919–24
1. Civil Disobedience Movement - 1930
4. Quit India Movement - 1942

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 66

The “Ease of doing Business Index” is prepared and published by…… 

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 66

B is the correct option.Ease of doing business is an index published by the World Bank. It is an aggregate figure that includes different parameters which define the ease of doing business in a country. Description: It is computed by aggregating the distance to frontier scores of different economies.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 67

Which committee was constituted by RBI to review governance of boards in india? 

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 67

A is the correct option. PJ Nayak Committee to Review Governance of Boards of Banks in India submitted its report to RBI. The committee to review Governance of Boards of Banks in India on 13 May 2014 submitted its report to Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 68

Recently in which country did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the first of the eight Coastal Surveillance Radar System (CSRS) being set up by India?  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 68

PM Modi inaugurated the first of the eight Coastal Surveillance Radar Systems (CSRS) being set up by India in “Seychelles”.
During his visit to Seychelles, the two nations signed four agreements for cooperation in hydrography, renewable energy, infrastructure development and hydro-graphic survey.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 69

The “Friends for life” an elephant conservation project has been launched by world wide fund for nature India and……  

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 69

The  “Muthoot Group,” one of India's leading business conglomerates, as a part of its CSR initiative Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi, in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature- India (WWF-India) has launched “Friends for Life” an elephant conservation project.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 70

In February 2015, which Indian Cricket legend has been inducted into the ICC hall of Fame?   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 70

Anil Kumble, in 2015 inducted into the ICC hall of Fame.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 71

Lysosomes, which are known as suicide bags, are produced by which organelle?   

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 71

B is the correct option. Lysosomes are formed by budding off of the Golgi apparatus, and the hydrolytic enzymes within them are formed in the endoplasmic reticulum.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 72

Garuda Shakti III is the military exercise between India and which country?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 72

C is the correct option.Garuda Shakti is the joint military exercise between India and Indonesia

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 73

Match List – I with List – II and select the best option using the code given below the lists:

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 74

Name India’s Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air missile which was successfully test fired on 19 March 2015 from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 74

”Astra” is India's first indigenously-developed beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missile. The Astra missile was successfully launched from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft in March 2015.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 75

The ISRO has developed a “Flood Hazard Atlas” by mapping flood prone and vulnerable areas in which state?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 75

The Indian Space Research Organization has developed a Flood Hazard Atlas by mapping flood prone and vulnerable areas in “Assam”.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 76

The Ufa city, where annual BRICS summit-2015 is scheduled to be held is in which country?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 76

The BRICS summit-2015 was held in the “Russian” city of Ufa in Bashkortostan. The 7th annual BRICS summit was held on 8-9 July, 2015.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 77

Which one of the following Railway Zones and the corresponding Headquarter pairs is not correctly matched?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 77

The headquarters of the Southeastern Railways is in Kolkata not Bhubaneswar.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 78

The winner of 2015 Malayasian Grand Prix is ….?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 78

Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysia Grand Prix 2015.The Ferrari driver beat Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 79

Who among the following was the author of Rajtarangini, commonly regarded as the first genuine history of India written by an Indian?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 79

Kalhana, a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini, an account of the history of Kashmir. He wrote the work in Sanskrit between 1148 and 1149.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 80

Which space agency has successfully launched the world’s first all electric satellites in March, 2015?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 80
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully put the world’s first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The satellites launched are outfitted with a lightweight, all-electric engine, rather than conventional chemical propulsion systems, to reach and maintain orbit.
Simple Google?
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 81

Bhalchandra Nemade who has been selected for the 50th Jnanpith Award for 2014, on 6 February 2015, is a famous writer in which language?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 81

Bhalchandra Vanaji Nemade is an Indian “Marathi” language writer, poet, critic and his work has been translated into various languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati etc.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 82

Which of the following is incorrect option?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 82

The sun shines vertically over the Tropic of Capricorn at the ‘winter’ solstice not the summer. So the statement is incorrect.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 83

Which one of the following is the online grievances monitoring portals launched by union government for Indians living abroad?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 83

Consular Services Management System (MADAD) is a set-up for Indian citizens to log and track Grievances pertaining to the Consular Services offered by the Indian Embassies (Missions/Posts) abroad.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 84

Which of the following is a Direct Tax?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 84

Income Tax is a form of Direct tax and sales and excise Tax are indirect Taxes.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 85

Indian Space Research Organisation was recently conferred ‘Space Pioneer Award’ by the National Space Society (NSS) of which country over the historic feat on successfully sending an orbit to Martin atmosphere in its very first attempt?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 85

The National Space Society (NSS) of “USA” presented this award in recognition of ISRO's efforts in accomplishing Mars Mission in its very first attempt. India realised her mission to Mars in the very first attempt, an historical feat by any space faring individual nation.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 86

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 86

RedBus was founded in 2006 by Phanindra Sama, Sudhakar Pasupunuri and Charan Padmaraju not by Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 87

Which state is to host the 36th National Games in 2016?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 87

The 36th National Games in 2016 were held in Goa in november, 2016.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 88

Young Indian shuttler K. Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won which of the following major badminton championship?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 88

India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 15 March 2015 won badminton’s prestigious Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title in Men’s singles category. He became the first Indian to win this prestigious title in Men’s singles category.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 89

How much Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in country’s defence sector was proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 presented on 10 July 2014?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 89

B is the correct option, 49% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in country’s defence sector was proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 90

The protein CA – 125 (Cancer Antigen – 125) is used as biomarker for detection of which type of cancer?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 90

CA125 is best known as a marker for “ovarian cancer”. 

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 91

Answer the questions based on the information given in the following table. A, B, C, D, E denote companies and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 denote years.

Number of Units Manufactured (M) and Number of Units Sold (S) (in hundreds) by five different companies over the years.


 

Q. What is the total number of units manufactured by Company C over all the years together?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 92

Answer the questions based on the information given in the following table. A, B, C, D, E denote companies and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 denote years.

Number of Units Manufactured (M) and Number of Units Sold (S) (in hundreds) by five different companies over the years.

Q. What is the approximate percent increase in the number of units sold by Company E in the year 2007 from the previous year?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 93

Answer the questions based on the information given in the following table. A, B, C, D, E denote companies and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 denote years.

Number of Units Manufactured (M) and Number of Units Sold (S) (in hundreds) by five different companies over the years.

Q. The number of units sold by Company D in the year 2006 is what percent of the number of units manufactured by it in that year? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 94

Answer the questions based on the information given in the following table. A, B, C, D, E denote companies and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 denote years.

Number of Units Manufactured (M) and Number of Units Sold (S) (in hundreds) by five different companies over the years.

Q. What is the respective ratio of total number of units manufactured by Company A and B together in the year 2009 to those sold by them in the same year?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 95

Answer the questions based on the information given in the following table. A, B, C, D, E denote companies and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 denote years.

Number of Units Manufactured (M) and Number of Units Sold (S) (in hundreds) by five different companies over the years.

Q. What is the average number of units sold by Company D over all the years together?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 96

What is the value of (x) in the following equation?

X0.4/16=32/x2.6

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 96 X^4/10 / 2^4 = 2^5/x^26/10
on cross multiplication 
x^4/10+26/10 = 2^5+4 (because a^b x a^c = a^b+c)
x^3 = 2^9
x^3 = (2^3)^3
cube root of both sides 
x=2^3 
x=8
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 97

The simplified value of [(0.111)3+(0.222)3-(0.333)3+(0.333)2x (0.222)]3 is:

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 98

When   is added to a number and the sum is multiplied by  and then 3 is added to the product and then the sum is divided by  , the quotient becomes 25. What is that number?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 98

Let the no. be x.
[ { (5/2 + x)*9/2} + 3] / (6/5) = 25
[ { (5/2 + x)*9/2} + 3] = 25 * (6/5)
[ { (5/2 + x)*9/2} + 3] = 30
{ (5/2 + x)*9/2} = 30 - 3
{ (5/2 + x)*9/2} = 27
(5/2 + x) = 27/(9/2)
(5/2 + x) = 27*2/9
(5/2 + x) = 6
x = 6 - 5/2
x = 7/2
x = 3 ½

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 99

If x = (163+ 173+183+193), then x divided by 70 leaves a remainder of ….

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 100

A man has 9 friends: 4 boys and 5 girls. In how many ways can he invite them, if there have to be exactly 3 girls in the invitees?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 100 If he invites
3 girls and 4 boys=5c3×4c4=10 ways.

3 girls 3 boys =5c3×4c3=40 ways.

3 girls 2 boys =5c3×4c2=60 ways.

3 girls 1 boy =5c3×4c1=40 ways.

3 girls no boys =5c3 ×4c0=10 ways.

=10+40+60+40+10=160 ways.
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 101

A group of 630 children is arranged in rows for a group photograph session. Each row contains three fewer children than the row in front of it. What number of rows is not possible?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 101 Let number of students in front row = xThen, number of students in next rows will be (x-3), (x-6), ... as we go back.If number of rows = 3x+(x-3)+(x-6)=6303x=639x=213PossibleIf number of rows = 4x+(x-3)+(x-6)+(x-9)=6304x=648x=162PossibleIf number of rows = 5x+(x-3)+(x-6)+(x-9)+(x-12)=6305x=660x=132PossibleIf number of rows = 6x+(x-3)+(x-6)+(x-9)+(x-12)+(x-15)=6306x=675x is not a natural number in this case.therefore, 6 rows is not possible.
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 102

A die is rolled twice. What is the probability that the sum of the numbers on the two faces is 5?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 103

Two trains, one from Howrah to Patna and other from Patna to Howrah, start simultaneously. After they meet, the trains reach their destinations after 9 hours and 16 hours respectively. The ratio of their speed is….

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 104

A watch which gains uniformly is 2 minutes slow at noon on Monday and is 4 minute 48 second fast at 2 p.m. on the following Monday. When was it correct?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 105

A speaks truth in 75% cases and B in 80% of the cases. In what percentage of cases are they likely to contradict each other, narrating the same incident?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 106

The sum of all the natural numbers from 200 to 600 (both inclusive) which are neither divisible by 8 nor by 12 is:

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 107

In a tournament, there are n teams T1, T2, ……. Tn, with n > 5. Each team consists of k players, k > 3. The following pairs of teams have one player in common T1 and T2, T2 and T3, ……., Tn-1 and Tn, and T1. No other pair of teams has any player in common. How many players are participating in the tournament, considering all the n teams together?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 108

If n2 = 12345678987654321, what is n?

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 108
There is a pattern when squaring "all 1-digited" numbers such as 1,11,111, and so on. It depends on the number of digits you are squaring. 


For example, 11x11= 121 

111x111=12321 

1111x1111=1234321 


As you can see, the digit-numbers increase consecutively from 1 to the number of digits you are using and then they decrease following the same pattern, so if you square an eight-digited "all 1" number, such as 11111111, you will get 123456787654321. 
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 109

Along a road lie an odd number of stones placed at intervals of 10m. These stones have to be assembled around the middle stone. A person can carry only one stone at a time. A man carried, out the job starting with the stone in the middle, carrying stones in succession, thereby covering a distance of 4.8 km. then, the number of stones is:

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 110

What are the last two digits of 72008?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 111

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q.

PRINCIPLE: Whoever, intending to take dishonestly any movable property out of the possession of any person without that person’s consent moves that property, such taking is said to commit theft.

FACT: RAMU cuts down a tree on RINKU’s ground, with the intention of dishonestly taking the tree out of RINKU’s possession without RINKU’s consent. A could not take the tree away.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 112

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q.

PRINCIPLE: injuria sine damnum i.e. injury without damage.

FACT:  SONU, who was returning officer at a polling booth, wrongly refused to register a duly tendered vote of MONU, though he was a qualified voter. The candidate, whom MONU sought to vote, was declared elected.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 113

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: A person is said to be of sound mind for the purpose of making a contrast 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.

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

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 114

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q.

PRINCIPLE:  When one person signifies to another his willingness to do or to abstain from doing anything, with a view to obtaining the assent of that other to such act or abstinence, he is said to make a proposal.

FACT: “Ramanuj telegrammed to the Shyamsunder, writing: “will you sell me your Rolls Royce CAR? Telegram the lowest cash price.” Shyamsunder replied, too by telegram: “Lowest price for CAR is Rs. 20 lacs.’ Ramanuj immediately sends his consent through telegram starting: ‘I agree to buy the CAR for 20 lakhs asked by you.’ Now Shyamsunder refused to sell the CAR.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 115

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: A master is liable for the acts committed by his servant in the course of employment.

FACT: Sanjay is a driver working in Brookebond and Co. One day, the Manager asked him to drop a customer at the airport and get back at the earliest. On his way back from the airport, he happened to see his fiancé Ruina waiting for a bus to go home. He offered to drop at home which is to be close to his office. She got into the car and soon thereafter, the car somersaulted due to the negligence of Sanjay. Ruhina was thrown out of the car and suffered multiple injuries. She seeks compensation from Brookebond and Co.

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 115 It is clear that Sanjay was in the course of employment (or duty) when the accident took place, so as per the principle the master is liable for whatever acts the servant ( here Sanjay ) commits in the course of employment . Therefore, the company is liable and has to compensate Ruina.
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 116

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: Nuisance as a tort (civil wrong) means an unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of land, or some right over, or in connection with it.

FACT: During the scarcity of onions, long queues were made outside the defendant’s shop who having a license to sell fruits and vegetables used to sell only 1 kg. of onion per ration card. The queues extended on to the highway and also caused some obstruction to the neighboring shops. The neighboring shopkeepers brought an action for nuisance against the defendant.

Options:

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 116 The answer is right , it wil be option A . Because , in the principle stated above , it is clearly mentioned that nuisance is caused when a person's right to enjoy one's land is interfered by another . so this has caused trouble to the neighbouring shopkeepers which is a civil wrong , as obstruction to their shops will cause them financial loss as well .
Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 117

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE:  Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who, at the time of doing it, by reason of unsoundness of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act, or that he is doing what is either wrong or contrary to law.

FACT: A takes his son B who is three years old, for a bath to the well. He throws his son inside the well so that he could have a good bath. After 10 minutes he also jumped in the well to take a bath and take his son out of the well. Both were rescued by the villagers but his son was found dead.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 118

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: ignorantia juris non excusat and ingnorantia facit excusat.

FACT: George was a passenger from Zurich to Manila in a Swiss Plane. When the plane landed at the airport at Bombay on 28th Nov. 1962 it was found on search that George carried 34 kgs of gold bars in person and that he had not declared it in the ‘Manifest for transit’. On 26th Nov. 1962 Government of India issued a notification and modified its earlier exemption and now it is necessary that, the gold must be declared in the “Manifest” of the aircraft.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 119

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: Everybody is under a legal obligation to take reasonable care to avoid an act or omission which he can foresee would injure his neighbor. The neighbor for this purpose, is any person whom he should have in his mind as likely to be affected by his act.

FACT: Krishanan, while driving a car at high speed in a crowded road, knocked down a cyclist. The cyclist died on the spot with a lot of blood spilling around, Lakshmi, a pregnant woman passing by, suffered from a nervous shock, leading to abortion. Lakshmi filed a suit against Krishnan claiming damages.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 120

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q.

PRINCIPLE: Preparation is not an offence except the preparation of some special offences

FACT:  Ramesh keeps poisoned halua in his house, wishing to kill Binoy whom he invited to a party and to whom he wishes to give it. Unknown to Ramesh, his only son takes the halua and dies. In this case

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 121

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: Agreements, the meaning of which is not certain, or capable of being made certain, are void.

FACT: A horse was bought for a certain price coupled with a promise to give Rs. 500 more if the horse proved lucky.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 122

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q.

PRINCIPLE: Mere silence as to facts likely to affect the willingness of a person to enter into a contract is not fraud, unless the circumstances of the case are such that, regard being had to them, it is the duty of the person keeping silence to speak, or unless his silence is, in itself, equivalent to speech.

FACT:  A sells, by auction, to B, a horse which A knows to be unsound. A says nothing to B about the horse’s unsoundness.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 123

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: Any direct physical interference with the goods in somebody’s possession without lawful justification is called trespass to goods.

FACT: A purchased a car from a person who had not title to it and had sent it to a garage for repair. X believing, wrongly, that the car was his, removed it from the garage.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 124

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Q. 

PRINCIPLE: “Nobody shall unlawfully interfere with a person’s use or enjoyment of land, or some right over, or in connection with it. The use or enjoyment envisaged herein, should be normal and reasonable taking into account surrounding situation.”

FACT: Jeevan and Pavan were neighbours in a residential locality. Pavan started a typing class in a part of his house and his typing sound disturbed Jeevan who could not put up with any kind of continuous noise. He filed a suit against Pavan.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 125

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as PRINCIPLE each other as FACT. You are to examine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

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PRINCIPLE: Doctrine of Double Jeopardy. No person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence twice.

FACT: Maqbool brought some gold into India without making any declaration to custom department on the airport. The custom authorities confiscated the gold under the Sea Customs Act. Maqbool was later charged for having committed an offence under Foreign Exchange Regulation Act.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 126

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Custom per se is law, independent of prior recognition by the sovereign or the judge.

Reason: custom is source of law but by itself is not law.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 127

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Idol is a person who can hold property.

Reason: Only human being can be called person not the lifeless things.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 128

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Laws are means of achieving an end namely social control

Reason: The ultimate end of law is to secure greatest happiness to greatest number.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 129

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Every person should have the freedom of speech and expression.

Reason: If a person is stopped from speaking then mankind will lose the truth.

Detailed Solution for Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 129

The correct option is A.
It is clear from the question itself.
‘ if a person is stopped from speaking then mankind will lose the truth’ that why ‘every person should have the freedom of speech and expression.’

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 130

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Attempt to commit an offence though does not result in any harm, should also be punished.

Reason: A person who tries to cause a prohibited harm and fails, is, in terms of oral culpability, not materially different from the person who tries and succeeds.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 131

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: In India, every state has a High Court in its territory.

Reason: The Constitution of India provides for a High Court in each state.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 132

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: The Council of Ministers at the centre is collectively responsible both to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Reason: The members of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are eligible to be ministers of the Union Government.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 133

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: The reservation of thirty-three percent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require Constitutional Amendment.

Reason: Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three per cent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional Amendment.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 134

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Democratic Republic.

Reason: A republic will ensure we have a head of state that is democratically elected and accountable to voters. As a result the head of state will be a more effective constitutional safeguard.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 135

The question consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R). You are to examine the two statements carefully and select the best option.

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Assertion: Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January every year in the country.

Reason: The Constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 136

Read the definition and elements of the attempt, apply them on the given fact situations and answer the question:

Definition of Attempt: Lord Blackburn has said that “there is no doubt that there is difference between a preparation antecedent to an attempt and the actual attempt, but if the actual transaction has commenced which would have ended in the crime if not interrupted, there is clearly an attempt to commit the crime.”

1) Fault element: Intention or knowledge requisite for committing an offence; and

2) Conduct Element: does any act towards its commission and has crossed the state of preparation. This act is so closely connected with, and proximate to the commission that it fails in object because of facts not known to him or because of circumstances beyond his control.

Q. ‘RANI’ ran to a well stating that she would jump into it, and she started running towards the well but she was caught before she could reach it.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 137

Read the definition and elements of the attempt, apply them on the given fact situations and answer the question:

Definition of Attempt: Lord Blackburn has said that “there is no doubt that there is difference between a preparation antecedent to an attempt and the actual attempt, but if the actual transaction has commenced which would have ended in the crime if not interrupted, there is clearly an attempt to commit the crime.”

1) Fault element: Intention or knowledge requisite for committing an offence; and

2) Conduct Element: does any act towards its commission and has crossed the state of preparation. This act is so closely connected with, and proximate to the commission that it fails in object because of facts not known to him or because of circumstances beyond his control.

Q. ‘SINY’ with an intention to pick-pocket puts his hand into MINU’s pocket. MINU had a loaded pistol in his pocket. The thief touches the pistol and trigger goes on, whereby MINU is shot dead.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 138

Read the definition and elements of the attempt, apply them on the given fact situations and answer the question:

Definition of Attempt: Lord Blackburn has said that “there is no doubt that there is difference between a preparation antecedent to an attempt and the actual attempt, but if the actual transaction has commenced which would have ended in the crime if not interrupted, there is clearly an attempt to commit the crime.”

1) Fault element: Intention or knowledge requisite for committing an offence; and

2) Conduct Element: does any act towards its commission and has crossed the state of preparation. This act is so closely connected with, and proximate to the commission that it fails in object because of facts not known to him or because of circumstances beyond his control.

Q. ‘JAM’ denied food to his wife JANE for several days by keeping her confined in a room with an intention to accelerate her death. JANE ultimately managed to escape.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 139

Fill in the blanks: Choose the pair of words which complete the sentence to make logical sense.

Q. The NDA led Government notified the ………………… and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, thus ending the over two-decades-old ……………. of appointing judges of Supreme Court and high courts. Under the new law, a six – member panel headed by …………… will select judges of the apex court and state high courts.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 140

Fill in the blanks: Choose the pair of words which complete the sentence to make logical sense.

Q. The ………………… Legislative Assembly on 31st March 2015 passed a controversial Anti-Terrorism Law. Earlier the passed bill was rejected two times by the then ……….. in 2004 and 2008.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 141

Fill in the blanks: Choose the pair of words which complete the sentence to make logical sense.

Q. The Union Government on the recommendation of the ……….. under the chairmanship of ……………….. has decide to decriminalize Section ……….. of the Indian Penal Code.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 142

Fill in the blanks: Choose the pair of words which complete the sentence to make logical sense.

Q. A bench headed by ………….. quashed allocation of 214 …………. as ……………..

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 143

Choose the best option for the following statement:

No one can be compelled to sing the National Anthem since:

1) It will be violative of the right to freedom of speech and expression.

2) It will be violative of right freedom of conscience and practice & propagation of religion.

3) There is no legal provision obliging anyone to sing the National Anthem.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 144

Five years’ experience is a must to be able to practice as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. This rule was prescribed by the ………….

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 145

Union Government recently approved 33 per cent Reservation for Women in:

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 146

As per Indian Protocol, who among the followings ranks highest in the order of precedence?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 147

Consider the following statements and choose the best option:

1) The Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is the Chief Justice of India.

2) Chief Justice Mr. Justice H. L Dattu is the present Chairman of NALSA.

3) The Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is the senior most judge (after CJI) of the Supreme court of India.

4) Hon’ble Mr. Justice T. S. Thakur is the present Chairman of NALSA.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 148

India and Britain recently signed an “extradition treaty”. Extradition means –

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 149

What is a ‘moot’?

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 150

The temporary release of a convicted prisoner from jail for a fixed period is called –

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 151

The Railway authorities allowed a train to be over-crowded. In consequence, a legitimate passenger, Mr. X got his pocket picked. Choose appropriate answer –

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 152

The distinction between fraud and misrepresentation:

1. Fraud is more or less intentional wrong, whereas misrepresentation may be quite innocent.

2. In addition to rendering the contract voidable, is a cause of action in tort for damages. Simple misrepresentation is not a trot but a person who rightfully rescinds a contract is entitled to compensation for any damages which he has sustained through the non-fulfillment of the contract.

3. A person complaining of misrepresentation can be met with the defence that he had “the means of discovering the truth with ordinary diligence”. But excepting fraud by silence in other cases of fraud it is no defence that “the plaintiff had the means of discovering the truth by ordinary diligence”.

4. None of the above.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 153

In a recent case a Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C pant held that the amount of maintenance to be awarded under Section 125 of CrPC cannot be restricted for iddat period (three months) only as the inherent and fundamental principle behind Section 125. Also, it said that an order under Section CrPC can be passed if a person, despite having sufficient means, neglects of refuses to maintain the wife.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 154

Select the current statement on social justice bench constituted on social issue.

1. Constituted by Supreme Court on 3 December 2014.

2. Started operation on 12 December 2014

3. The brainchild of Chief Justice of India H L Dattu

4. Two Judge bench to be headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur.

5. The other member is Justice U U Lalit

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 155

Select the current statements about 14th Finance Commission which submitted its report to president.

1. It covers the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2020.

2. The Commission headed by former RBI Governor Y V Reddy.

3. Provides for devolution of tax receipts from the Centre to the States.

4. Article 280 of constitution provides for appointment of finance commission.

5. 1st and 13th Finance Commission was headed by K C Neogy & Dr Vijay Kelkar respectively.

Test: CLAT 2015 Past Year Paper - Question 156

Who administers oath of office to the Governor of a State?