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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 1

Which one of the following statements, if true, would weaken the author’s claim that humans are musicking creatures?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 2

Which one of the following sets of terms best serves as keywords to the passage?

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 3

Based on the passage, which one of the following statements is a valid argument about the emergence of music/musicking?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 4

“Think beyond all the qualifications that might trail after this bald statement . . .” In the context of the passage, what is the author trying to communicate in this quoted extract?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 5

All of the following are reasons for octopuses being “misfits” EXCEPT that they:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 6

Based on the passage, it can be inferred that camouflaging techniques in an octopus are most dissimilar to those in:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 7

Based on the passage, we can infer that all of the following statements, if true, would weaken the camouflaging adeptness of Cephalopods EXCEPT:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 8

Which one of the following statements is not true about the camouflaging ability of Cephalopods?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 9

“Consider the fact that the stock exchange and the black market are both market institutions, one formal one not.” Which one of the following statements best explains this quote, in the context of the passage?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 10

All of the following inferences from the passage are false, EXCEPT:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 11

In the first paragraph of the passage, what are the two “characterisations” that are seen as overlapping but not congruent?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 12

Which of the following statements best represents the essence of the passage?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 13

In this passage, the author is making the claim that:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 14

We can infer that the author would approve of a more evolved engineering pedagogy that includes all of the following EXCEPT:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 15

All of the following are examples of the negative outcomes of focusing on technical ideals in the medical sphere EXCEPT the:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 16

The author gives all of the following reasons for why marginalised people are systematically discriminated against in technology-related interventions EXCEPT:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 17

The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage.
Today, many of the debates about behavioural control in the age of big data echo Cold Warera anxieties about brainwashing, insidious manipulation and repression in the ‘technological society’. In his book Psychopolitics, Han warns of the sophisticated use of targeted online content, enabling ‘influence to take place on a pre-reflexive level’. On our current trajectory, “freedom will prove to have been merely an interlude.” The fear is that the digital age has not liberated us but exposed us, by offering up our private lives to machine-learning algorithms that can process masses of personal and behavioural data. In a world of influencers and digital entrepreneurs, it’s not easy to imagine the resurgence of a culture engendered through disconnect and disaffiliation, but concerns over the threat of online targeting, polarisation and big data have inspired recent polemics about the need to rediscover solitude and disconnect.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 18

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) below, when properly sequenced, would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer:

  1. The trajectory of cheerfulness through the self is linked to the history of the word ‘cheer’ which comes from an Old French meaning ‘face’.
  2. Translations of the Bible into vernacular languages, expanded the noun ‘cheer’ into the more abstract ‘cheerful-ness’, something that circulates as an emotional and social quality defining the self and a moral community.
  3. When you take on a cheerful expression, no matter what the state of your soul, your cheerfulness moves into the self: the interior of the self is changed by the power of cheer.
  4. People in the medieval ‘Canterbury Tales’ have a ‘piteous’ or a ‘sober’ cheer; ‘cheer’ is an expression and a body part, lying at the intersection of emotions and physiognomy.
CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 19

The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage.
There’s a common idea that museum artworks are somehow timeless objects available to admire for generations to come. But many are objects of decay. Even the most venerable Old Master paintings don’t escape: pigments discolour, varnishes crack, canvases warp. This challenging fact of art-world life is down to something that sounds more like a thread from a morality tale: inherent vice. Damien Hirst’s iconic shark floating in a tank – entitled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living – is a work that put a spotlight on inherent vice. When he made it in 1991, Hirst got himself in a pickle by not using the right kind of pickle to preserve the giant fish. The result was that the shark began to decompose quite quickly – its preserving liquid clouding, the skin wrinkling, and an unpleasant smell wafting from the tank.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 20

The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage.
Several of the world’s earliest cities were organised along egalitarian lines. In some regions, urban populations governed themselves for centuries without any indication of the temples and palaces that would later emerge; in others, temples and palaces never emerged at all, and there is simply no evidence of a class of administrators or any other sort of ruling stratum. It would seem that the mere fact of urban life does not, necessarily, imply any particular form of political organization, and never did. Far from resigning us to inequality, the picture that is now emerging of humanity’s past may open our eyes to egalitarian possibilities we otherwise would have never considered.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 21

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) below, when properly sequenced, would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer:
[1] Women may prioritize cooking because they feel they alone are responsible for mediating a toxic and unhealthy food system.
[2] Food is commonly framed through the lens of individual choice: you can choose to eat healthily.
[3] This is particularly so in a neoliberal context where the state has transferred the responsibility for food onto individual consumers.
[4] The individualized framing of choice appeals to a popular desire to experience agency, but draws away from the structural obstacles that stratify individual food choices.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 22

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) below, when properly sequenced, would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer:
[1] From chemical pollutants in the environment to the damming of rivers to invasive species transported through global trade and travel, every environmental issue is different and there is no single tech solution that can solve this crisis.
[2] Discourse on the threat of environmental collapse revolves around cutting down emissions, but biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse are caused by myriad and diverse reasons.
[3] This would require legislation that recognises the rights of future generations and other species that allows the judiciary to uphold a much higher standard of environmental protection than currently possible.
[4] Clearly, our environmental crisis requires large political solutions, not minor technological ones, so, instead of focusing on infinite growth, we could consider a path of stable-state economies, while preserving markets and healthy competition.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 23

There is a sentence that is missing in the paragraph below. Look at the paragraph and decide in which blank (option 1, 2, 3, or 4) the following sentence would best fit.
Sentence: This was years in the making but fast-tracked during the pandemic, when “people started being more mindful about their food”, he explained.
Paragraph: For millennia, ghee has been a venerated staple of the subcontinental diet, but it fell out of favour a few decades ago when saturated fats were largely considered to be unhealthy. ____(1)____ But more recently, as the thinking around saturated fats is shifting globally, Indians are finding their own way back to this ingredient that is so integral to their cuisine. ____(2)____ For Karmakar, a renewed interest in ghee is emblematic of a return-tobasics movement in India. ____(3)____ This movement is also part of an overall trend towards “slow food”. In keeping with the movement’s philosophy, ghee can be produced locally (even at home) and has inextricable cultural ties. ____(4)____ At a basic level, ghee is a type of clarified butter believed to have originated in India as a way to preserve butter from going rancid in the hot climate.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 24

There is a sentence that is missing in the paragraph below. Look at the paragraph and decide in which blank (option 1, 2, 3, or 4) the following sentence would best fit.
Sentence: Most were first-time users of a tablet and a digital app.
Paragraph: Aage Badhein’s USP lies in the ethnographic research that constituted the foundation of its development process. Customizations based on learning directly from potential users were critical to making this self-paced app suitable for both a literate and non-literate audience. ____(1)____ The user interface caters to a Hindi-speaking audience who have minimal to no experience with digital services and devices. ____(2)____ The content and functionality of the app are suitable for a wide audience. This includes youth preparing for an independent role in life or a student ready to create a strong foundation of financial management early in her life. ____(3)____ Household members desirous of improving their family’s financial strength to reach their aspirations can also benefit. We piloted Aage Badhein in early 2021 with over 400 women from rural areas. ____(4)____ The digital solution generated a large amount of interest in the communities.

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 25

A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals – FDA or EU.
The following facts are also known:

  1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.
  2. Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.
  3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.
  4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.
  5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Q. How many foreign products were FDA approved cosmetic products?


Detailed Solution for CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 25

Correct answer is 40.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 26

A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals – FDA or EU.
The following facts are also known:

  1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.
  2. Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.
  3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.
  4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.
  5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Q. How many cosmetic products did not have FDA approval?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 27

A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals – FDA or EU.
The following facts are also known:

  1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.
  2. Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.
  3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.
  4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.
  5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Q. Which among the following options best represents the number of domestic cosmetic products that had both the approvals?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 28

A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals – FDA or EU.
The following facts are also known:

  1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.
  2.  Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.
  3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.
  4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.
  5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Q. If 70 cosmetic products did not have EU approval, then how many nutrition products had both the approvals?

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 29

A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals – FDA or EU.
The following facts are also known:

  1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.
  2. Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.
  3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.
  4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.
  5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Q. If 50 nutrition products did not have EU approval, then how many domestic cosmetic products did not have EU approval?


CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 30

Considering all three years, which company had the highest annual profit?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 31

Which of the four companies experienced the highest annual loss in any of the years?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 32

The ratio of a company’s annual profit to its annual costs is a measure of its performance. Which of the four companies had the lowest value of this ratio in 2019?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 33

The total number of employees lost in 2019 and 2020 was the least for:

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 34

Profit per employee is the ratio of a company’s profit to its employee strength. For this purpose, the employee strength in a year is the average of the employee strength at the beginning of that year and the beginning of the next year. In 2020, which of the four companies had the highest profit per employee?

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 35

What was the total number of households met by Tohri, Hokli and Lahur on the first day?


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 36

How many TRICCEK items were sold by Tohri on the first day?


CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 37

How many households did Lahur meet on the second day?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 38

How many households did Tohri meet on the first day?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 39

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 40

If the last location visited is Ahmednagar, then what is the total distance covered in the route (in km)?


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 41

If the total number of widgets delivered in a day is 250 units, then what is the total distance covered in the route (in km)?


CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 42

What is the chance that the total number of widgets delivered in a day is 260 units and the route ends at Bikrampore?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 43

If the first location visited from the warehouse is Ahmednagar, then what is the chance that the total distance covered in the route is 40 km?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 44

If Ahmednagar is not the first location to be visited in a route and the total route distance is 29 km, then which of the following is a possible number of widgets delivered on that day?

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 45

In triangle ABC, altitudes AD and BE are drawn to the corresponding bases. If ∠BAC = 45° and ∠ABC = θ, then AD/BE equals

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 46

Consider the arithmetic progression 3, 7, 11, ... and let An denote the sum of the first n terms of this progression. Then the value of  is

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 47

In an examination, there were 75 questions. 3 marks were awarded for each correct answer, 1 mark was deducted for each wrong answer and 1 mark was awarded for each unattempted question. Rayan scored a total of 97 marks in the examination. If the number of unattempted questions was higher than the number of attempted questions, then the maximum number of correct answers that Rayan could have given in the examination is


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 48

The number of integer solutions of the equation  is


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 49

Suppose for all integers x, there are two functions f and g such that f(x) + f(x – 1) – 1 = 0) and g(x) = x2. f(x2 – x) = 5, then the value of the sum f(g(5)) + g(f(5)) is


CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 50

Two ships meet mid-ocean, and then, one ship goes south and the other ship goes west, both travelling at constant speeds. Two hours later, they are 60 km apart. If the speed of one of the ships is 6 km per hour more than the other one, then the speed, in km per hour, of the slower ship is

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 51

The number of integers greater than 2000 that can be formed with the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, using each digit at most once, is

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 52

Mr. Pinto invests one-fifth of his capital at 6%, one-third at 10% and the remaining at 1%, each rate being simple interest per annum. Then, the minimum number of years required for the cumulative interest income from these investments to equal or exceed his initial capital is


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 53

The average of a non-decreasing sequence of N numbers a1, a2, ..., aN is 300. If a1 is replaced by 6a1; the new average becomes 400. Then, the number of possibie values of a1 is


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 54

If a and b are non-negative real numbers such that a + 2b = 6, then the average of the maximum and minimum possible values of (a + b) is

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 55

Working alone, the times taken by Anu, Tanu and Manu to complete any job are in the ratio 5 : 8 : 10. They accept a job which they can finish in 4 days if they all work together for 8 hours per day. However, Anu and Tanu work together for the first 6 days, working 6 hours 40 minutes per day. Then, the number of hours that Manu will take to complete the remaining job working alone is


CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 56

Let r and c be real numbers. If r and –r are roots of 5x3 + cx2 – 10x + 9 = 0, then c equals

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 57

In an election, there were four candidates and 80% of the registered voters casted their votes. One of the candidates received 30% of the casted votes while the other three candidates received the remaining casted votes in the proportion 1 : 2 : 3. If the winner of the election received 2512 votes more than the candidate with the second highest votes, then the number of registered voters was

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 58

The number of distinct integer values of n satisfying:  is


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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 59

Manu earns ₹4000 per month and wants to save an average of ₹550 per month in a year. In the first nine months, his monthly expense was ₹3500, and he foresees that, tenth month onward, his monthly expense will increase to ₹3700. In order to meet his yearly savings target, his monthly earnings, in rupees, from the tenth month onward should be

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 60

On day one, there are 100 particles in a laboratory experiment. On day n, where n ≥ 2, one out of every n particles produces another particle. If the total number of particles in the laboratory experiment increases to 1000 on day m, then m equals

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 61

For some natural number n, assume that (15,000)! is divisible by (n!)!. The largest possible value of n is

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 62

There are two containers of the same volume, first container half-filled with sugar syrup and the second container half-filled with milk. Half the content of the first container is transferred to the second container, and then the half of this mixture is transferred back to the first container. Next, half the content of the first container is transferred back to the second container. Then the ratio of sugar syrup and milk in the second container is

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 63

The length of each side of an equilateral triangle ABC is 3 cm. Let D be a point on BC such that the area of triangle ADC is half the area of triangle ABD. Then the length of AD. in cm, is

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 64

Five students, including Amit, appear for an examination in which possible marks are integers between 0 and 50, both inclusive. The average marks for all the students is 38 and exactly three students got more than 32. If no two students got the same marks and Amit got the least marks among the five students, then the difference between the highest and lowest possible marks of Amit is

Detailed Solution for CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 64

The average marks for all the students is 38.

Sum = 5*38 = 190

To find the minimum marks scored by Amit, we need to maximise the score of remaining students.

Maximum scores sum of remaining students = 50 + 49 + 48 + 32 = 179

Minimum possible score of Amit = 190 - 179 = 11

It is given, Amit scored least. This implies maximum possible score of Amit is 31.

Difference = 31 - 11 = 20

Hence Option A is correct.

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 65

Let f(x) be a quadratic polynomial in x such that f(x) ≥ 0 for all real numbers x. If f(2) = 0 and f(4) = 6, then f(–2) is equal to

Detailed Solution for CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 65

Hence option D.

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CAT 2022 Slot 2: Past Year Question Paper - Question 66

Regular polygons A and B have number of sides in the ratio 1 : 2 and interior angles in the ratio 3 : 4. Then the number of sides of B equals


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