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# CAT Mock Test - 17

## 100 Questions MCQ Test CAT Mock Test Series 2020 | CAT Mock Test - 17

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QUESTION: 2

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QUESTION: 3

### then r can not take any value except  except :

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QUESTION: 4

The roots of 2x2-6x+3=0 are

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QUESTION: 5

In the following questions two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and

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QUESTION: 6

Let a, b, c, d be the lengths of consecutive sides of a rectangle. Which of the following can be the area of the rectangle?

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QUESTION: 7

Two identical circles intersect so that their centres and the points at which they intersect, form a square of side 1 cm. The area in sq. cm of the portion that is common to the two circles is

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QUESTION: 8

A boy appears for 5 papers, each of the same number of maximum marks. He scores in each of the papers in the ratio of 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10. If his average score in all the five papers together was 60%, then in how many papers did he get more than 50% marks ?

Solution:

Let one subject is of 100 marks so total there are 5 subjects
⇒ 100 × 5 = 500.
Now according to the question he secured 60% of those which is 60% of 500 = 300 marks in total.
The ratio between the marks is given as 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 , so now we can distribute 300 marks according to the ratio.
Total ratio = 40

Similarly , we will get for others as 52.5 , 60 , 62.5 , 75.
Hence , there are 4 subject where he secured more that 50 %

QUESTION: 9

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QUESTION: 10

ABCD is a rectangle. The points P and Q lie on AD and AB respectively. If the triangles PAQ, QBC and PCD all have the same areas and BQ = 2 then AQ = ?

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QUESTION: 11

In the given figure, ACB is a right angled triangle. CD is the altitude. Circles are inscribed within the triangles ACD, BCD. P and Q are the centres of the circles. The distance PQ is :

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QUESTION: 12

x and y are real numbers satisfying the conditions 2 < x < 3 and –8 < y < –7. Which of the following expressions will have the least value?

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QUESTION: 13

Amar, Akbar and Anthony invested sums , a,b and c respectively under simple interest at the same rate of interest and for the same period . The amount with Akbar at the end of the period is equal to the interest earned by Amar during that period and the amount with Anthony at the end of the period is equal to the interest earned by Akbar during that period .Which of the following is the relation among a,b and c ?

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QUESTION: 14

Let f(x)= 6 - 12x + 9x2 - 2x3 , 1 ≤ x ≤ 4. Then the absolute maximum value of f(x) in the interval is

Solution:

f'(x) = −12+18x−6x= −6(x2−3x+2) = −6(x−1)(x−2).
∴f'(x)>0 if1<x<2 andf'(x)<0 if 2<x≤4.
∴f′x>0 if1<x<2 andf′x<0 if 2<x≤4.
∴absolute maximum = the greatest among{f(1),f(2)}
=the greatest among{1,2}=2.

QUESTION: 15

A mixture contains spirit and water is the ratio 3:2.If it contains 3 litres more spirit than water,the quantity of spirit in the mixture is

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QUESTION: 16

Let S be the set of integers x such that
I. 100 ≤ x ≤ 200
II. x is odd
III. x is divisible by 3 but not 7
How many elements does S contain?

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QUESTION: 17

Of 128 boxes of oranges, each box contains at least 120 and at most 144 oranges. The number of boxes containing the same number of oranges is at least

Solution:

Each box contains at least 120 and at most 144 oranges.
So boxes may contain 25 different numbers of oranges among 120, 121, 122, .... 144.
Lets start counting.
1st 25 boxes contain different numbers of oranges and this is repeated till 5 sets as 25*5=125.
Now we have accounted for 125 boxes. Still 3 boxes are remaining. These 3 boxes can have any number of oranges from 120 to 144.
Already every number is in 5 boxes. Even if these 3 boxes have different number of oranges, some number of oranges will be in 6 boxes.
Hence the number of boxes containing the same number of oranges is at least 6.

QUESTION: 18

What is the digit in the unit's place of 251 ?

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QUESTION: 19

Last year Deepika saved 10 percent of his annual earnings. This year he earned 5 percent more than last year and he saved 12 percent of his annual earnings. The amount saved this year was what percent of the amount saved last year?

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QUESTION: 20

The period of

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QUESTION: 21

How many words can be formed by re-arranging the letters of the word ASCENT such that A and T occupy the first and last position respectively?

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QUESTION: 22

A man bets on number 16 on a roulette wheel 14 times and losses each time. On the 15th span he does a quick calculation and finds out that the number 12 had appeared twice in the 14 spans and is therefore, unable to decide whether to bet on 16 or 12 in the 15th span. Which will give him the best chance and what are the odds of winning on the bet that he takes? (Roulette has numbers 1 to 36)

Solution:

Each of the span is an independent event and the outcome of the 15th span will not depend on the outcome of the earlier spans.

QUESTION: 23

A merchant buys two articles for Rs.600. He sells one of them at a profit of 22% and the other at a loss of 8% and makes no profit or loss in the end. What is the selling price of the article that he sold at a loss?

Solution:

Let C1 be the cost price of the first article and C2 be the cost price of the second article
Let the first article be sold at a profit of 22%, while the second one be sold at a loss of 8%
We know, C1 + C2 = 600
The first article was sold at a profit of 22%
Therefore, the selling price of the first article = C1 + (22/100) C1 = 1.22C1
Therefore, the selling price of the second article = C2 - (8/100)C2 = 0.92C2
The total selling price of the first and second article = 1.22C1 + 0.92C2
As the merchant did not make any profit or loss in the entire transaction, his combined selling price of article 1 and 2 is the same as the cost price of article 1 and 2
Therefore, 1.22C1 + 0.92C2 = C1 + C2 = 600
As C1 + C2 = 600, C2 = 600 - C1. Substituting this in 1.22C1 + 0.92C2 = 600, we get
1.22C1 + 0.92(600 - C1) = 600
or 1.22C1 - 0.92C1 = 600 - 0.92 × 600
or 0.3C1 = 0.08 × 600 = 48
or C1 = 48/(0.3) = 160
If C1 = 160, then C2 = 600 - 160 = 440
The item that is sold at loss is article 2
The selling price of article 2 = 0.92 × C2 = 0.92 × 440 = 404.80

QUESTION: 24

In a quadratic equation with leading coefficient 1, a student reads the coefficient 16 of x wrongly as 19 and obtain the roots as -15 and -4. The correct roots are

Solution:

Since coefficient of x = 16,
∴ sum of roots = -16
Since constant term = (-15)(-4) = 60,
∴ correct answer is -6, -10

QUESTION: 25

A race track is 1680 m long. In a race between A and B, A won by 30 seconds. In a race between A and C on the same track, A wins by 630 m. In a race between B and C on the same track, B wins by 96 seconds. The time taken by A to run the complete track is

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QUESTION: 26

There are blue vessels with volumes v1, v2, ...., vm, arranged in ascending order of volumn, v1 > 0.5 litre and vm < 1 litre. Each of these is full of water initially. The water from each these is emptied into a minimum number of empty white vessels, each having volumn 1 litre. The water from a blue vessel is not emptied into a white vessel unless the white vessel has enough empty volumn to hold all the water of the blue vessel. The number of white vessels required to empty all the blue vessels according to the above rules was n.

Q. Among the four values given below, which is the least upper bound on e, where e is the total empty volume in the white vessels at the n end of the above process ?

Solution:

Using options we find that if we suppose m = 1, option (a) will give the answer as vm and option (c) will give the answer as v1.
But, both of these cannot be our answer, as vm and v1 are the amounts of volume filled
If m = 2, option (b) will give the answer as 2(1 - v2) and option (d) will give the answer as 2(1 - v1)
But actual empty volume is greater than 2(1 - v2)
Therefore, for this condition m(1 - v1) is the only possible answer

QUESTION: 27

If Sn = 27 - 72 + 29 - 69 + 31 - 66 + 33 - 63 . . . up to n terms , then find p, given Sp = 0.

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QUESTION: 28

If f (x) = log ((1 + x)/(1 - x)), then f (x) is

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QUESTION: 29

The real roots of the equation 28 x³ - 9x² + 1 = 0 are

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QUESTION: 30

The petrol consumption rate of a new model car 'Palto' depends on its speed and may be described by the adjoining graph :

Q. Manasa makes the 200 km trip from Mumbai to Pune at a steady speed of 60 km per hour. What is the amount of petrol consumed for the journey ?

Solution:

Fuel consumption is given in litre per hour.
It is, therefore, clear from the graph that in travelling 60 km fuel consumption is 4 litre.
Hence in travelling 200 km fuel consumption will be 4/60 × 200 = 13.33 litres

QUESTION: 31

A, B and C can do a work in 5 days, 10 days and 15 days respectively. They started together to do the work but after 2 days A and B left. C did the remaining work (in days)

Solution:

(A + B + C) 1 day's work =
Work done by A + B + C in 2 days
Remaining work
Now  1/15 work is done by C in 1 day
∴  4/15 work will be done by C in

QUESTION: 32

If α+β=π/2 and β+γ=α, then tan α equals :

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QUESTION: 33

What is the equation of the line that is parallel to the line 3x + 7y = 10 and passes through the point (4, 8)

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QUESTION: 34

A 4 cm cube is cut into 1 cm cubes. What is the percentage increase in the surface area after such cutting?

Solution:

Volume of 4 cm cube = 64 cc
when if cut into 1 cm cube, the volume of the cubes = 1cc
Hence, there will be 64 such cubes
Surface Area of small cubes = 6 × (1)2 = 6 sq.cm
Surface Area of 64 such cubes = 64 × 6 = 384 sq.cm
Surface Area of large cube = 6 × (4)2 = 96 sq.cm

∴ % Increase = 384-96/96 = 300%

QUESTION: 35

The plan above shows an office block for six officers, A, B, C, D, E and F. Both B and C occupy offices to the right of corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies an office to the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. F's office is further down the corridor than A's, but on the same side.

Q. If E sits in his office and faces the corridor, whose office is to his left ?

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QUESTION: 36

The plan above shows an office block for six officers, A, B, C, D, E and F. Both B and C occupy offices to the right of corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies an office to the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. F's office is further down the corridor than A's, but on the same side.

Q. Whose office faces A's office ?

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QUESTION: 37

The plan above shows an office block for six officers, A, B, C, D, E and F. Both B and C occupy offices to the right of corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies an office to the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. F's office is further down the corridor than A's, but on the same side.

Q. Who is/are F's neighbour(s) ?

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QUESTION: 38

The plan above shows an office block for six officers, A, B, C, D, E and F. Both B and C occupy offices to the right of corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies an office to the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. F's office is further down the corridor than A's, but on the same side.

Q. D was heard telling someone to go further down the corridor the last office on the right. To whose room was he trying to direct that person ?

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QUESTION: 39

The manager of a commercial printing firm is scheduling exactly six jobs - C, D, E, F, G, and H - for a particular week, Monday through Saturday. Each job can be completed in one full day, and exactly one job will be scheduled for each day. The jobs must be scheduled according to the following conditions:
C must be printed sometime before E is printed.
F must be printed on the day immediately before or the day immediately after the day on which H is printed.
G must be printed on Thursday.

Q. Any of the following could be printed on Saturday EXCEPT

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QUESTION: 40

(Note : Availability is defined as production less export.)

Q. In which year during the period 1996-1999 was Chaidesh's export of tea, as a proportion of tea produced, the highest ?

Solution:

Export of tea as a proportion of production is highest for the year1997 (approx 35%)

QUESTION: 41

(Note : Availability is defined as production less export.)

Q. In which of the following years was the population of Chaidesh the lowest ?

Solution:

Population would be calculated as (Availability of Tea) ÷ (Per capita Availability of Tea). On calculating the values for these years, value for the year 1995 comes out to be the lowest.

QUESTION: 42

(Note : Availability is defined as production less export.)

Q.The area under tea cultivation continuously decreased in all four years from 1996 to 1999, by 10%, 7%, 4% and 1% respectively. In which year was tea productivity (production per unit of area) the highest ?

Solution:

Tea productivity would be highest for the year 1999 because in the year 1999, production is the maximum and area under cultivation is the minimum.

QUESTION: 43

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q. If p, q and r are positive integers, then is (p2 + q2r) an odd number?
I. p – 4r = 1 – 2q.
II. 3q + 2r = p2 – 9.

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QUESTION: 44

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q. What is the integral solution of the equation

I. y>54
II. y<72

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QUESTION: 45

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q. In a survey conducted on the usage of mobile phones namely Nokia, Samsung and Motorola, it was found that 50 people use Motorola and 34 people use both Nokia and Motorola. How many people are there who use both Nokia and Samsung but do not use Motorola?
I. The number of people who use both Nokia and Samsung but do not use Motorola is twice the number of people using both Samsung and Motorola. The number of people using all the three mentioned mobile phones is 10 less than the number of people who use only Motorola.
II. Out of the number of people surveyed, the number of people using all the three mentioned mobile phones is 3.

Solution:
QUESTION: 46

Each question below consists of two statements numbered I and II . You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Give answer (1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
Give answer (3) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if either the statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if you cannot get the answer from the statement I and II together, but need even more data.

Q. In the figure given below PQR is a triangle and S is a point on QR. What is the measure of ∠QPR?

I. PS = QS = SR

II. PQ/QS = PR/SR;PS is the median;∠QRP = 40°

Solution:
QUESTION: 47

What is the total monthly salary of Vasu ?
I. Vasu's basic salary is Rs 100 more than Rajan's salary who also serves in Vasu's company.
II. Other allowances drawn by Rajan besides his basic salary are Rs 2000 per month which is Rs 50 less than Vasu's allowances.
III. Rajan's basic salary is Rs 1550 per month.
The question given above has a problem and three statements giving certain information. you have to decide if the information given in the statements is sufficient for answering the problem. Indicate your answer as

Solution:

From III, we have : Rajan's basic salary = Rs 1550
From I, we have : Vasu's basic salary = Rs (1550 + 100) = Rs 1650
From II. we have : Rajan's other allowances = RS 2000
and Vasu's other allowances = Rs 2050
Vasu's monthly salary is (1650 + 2050) = Rs 3700
Thus, all the three statements are required.

QUESTION: 48

Study the data presented in the following graph to answer these questions.

Q. What is the total expenditure during the period under review (7 months) in 1997?

Solution:

Total expenditure
= 306 + 300 + 300 + 306 + 300 + 306 + 306
= Rs 2124 thousands

QUESTION: 49

Study the data presented in the following graph to answer these questions.

Q. What total expenditure has been made during the year 1997 and 1998 in the period covered in the graph ?

Solution:

Total expenditure in the year 1998
= 300 + 306 + 306 + 312 + 318 + 300 + 312
= Rs 2154
∴ Total expenditure in 1997 and 1998
= 2124 + 2154 = 4278 thousands

QUESTION: 50

Study the data presented in the following graph to answer these questions.

Q. What is the average monthly expenditure during the year 1999 covering the period shown in the graph ?

Solution:

Average monthly expenditure in the year 1999

QUESTION: 51

Study the data presented in the following graph to answer these questions.

Q. Which month has been the least expensive during 1999?

Solution:

In the year 1999, May has experienced the least expenses i.e.,
Rs 306 thousand

QUESTION: 52

Insurance Company X is considering issuing a new policy to cover services required by elderly people who suffer from diseases that afflict the elderly. Premiums for the policy must be low enough to attract customers. Therefore, Company X is concerned that the income from the policies would not be sufficient to pay for the claims that would be made.
Which of the following strategies would be most likely to minimize Company X's losses on the policies?

Solution:
QUESTION: 53

Jack Bygrave is an executive at a major South African diamond company that produces 2% of the world's total annual diamond production. The CFO is anxious to maximize revenues and increase sales. Bygrave, however, believes that increased production would only drive down the world price of diamonds and lower revenues.
Which of the following represents the logical flaw in Bygrave's reasoning?

Solution:
QUESTION: 54

Some thinkers hold that whatever brings pleasure to people is good, and vice versa, and that whatever brings pain is evil, and vice versa. This, however, is obviously untenable. The concepts of good and evil are contradictory, whereas those of pleasure and pain are not. Clearly it is possible to be in a state of pleasure and pain at once.
The argument challenges a claim that two pairs of concepts are equivalent by claiming that

Solution:
QUESTION: 55

Statement of a United States copper mining company: Import quotas should be imposed on the less expensive copper mined outside the country to maintain the price of copper in this country; otherwise, our companies will not be able to stay in business. Response of a United States copper wire manufacturer: United States wire and cable manufacturers purchase about 70 percent of the copper mined in the United States. If the copper prices we pay are not at the international level, our sales will drop, and then the demand for United States copper will go down.
If the factual information presented by both companies is accurate, the best assessment of the logical relationship between the two arguments is that the wire manufacturer's argument

Solution:
QUESTION: 56

Though focused on inflation, the RBI monetary policy can never ignore economic growth. The RBI has recognized the sign of slowdown but says that it is essentially confined to the sectors that are sensitive to interest rates. There is no evidence yet of a broad-based slowdown.
Which of the following weaken the above discussion?

Solution:
QUESTION: 57

The following sketch shows the pipelines carrying material from one location to another. Each location has a demand for material. The demand at Vaishali is 400, at Jyotishmati is 400, at Panchal is 700, and at Vidisha is 200. Each arrow indicates the direction of material flow through the pipeline. The flow from Vaishali to Jyotishmati is 300. The quantity of material flow is such that the demands at all these locations are exactly met. The capacity of each pipeline is 1,000.

Q. The quantity moved from Avanti to Vidisha is :

Solution:

Jyotishmati gets supply from two directions one from Vaishali max. 300 and rest from Vidisha
All supply given to Panchal is received by Jyotishmati through Vidisha
Hence Vidisha retains 200 for itself, supplies 700 to Panchal through Jyotishmati and supplies 100 for
Jyotishmati because it receives only 300 (max. flow) from Vaishali.
Hence quantity moved from Avanti to Vidisha = (200 + 100 + 700) = 1000

QUESTION: 58

The following sketch shows the pipelines carrying material from one location to another. Each location has a demand for material. The demand at Vaishali is 400, at Jyotishmati is 400, at Panchal is 700, and at Vidisha is 200. Each arrow indicates the direction of material flow through the pipeline. The flow from Vaishali to Jyotishmati is 300. The quantity of material flow is such that the demands at all these locations are exactly met. The capacity of each pipeline is 1,000.

Q. The free capacity available at the Avanti-Vaishali pipeline is :

Solution:

Capacity of pipelines is 1000
It supplies 300 to Jyotishmati through Vaishali, gives 400 to Vaishali and balance 300 is kept free in Avanti-Vaishali pipeline

QUESTION: 59

The following sketch shows the pipelines carrying material from one location to another. Each location has a demand for material. The demand at Vaishali is 400, at Jyotishmati is 400, at Panchal is 700, and at Vidisha is 200. Each arrow indicates the direction of material flow through the pipeline. The flow from Vaishali to Jyotishmati is 300. The quantity of material flow is such that the demands at all these locations are exactly met. The capacity of each pipeline is 1,000.

Q. What is the free capacity available in the Avanti-Vidisha pipeline ?

Solution:

Quantity moved from Avanti to Vidisha pipeline is 1000 and capacity of pipeline is 1000
Hence no free capacity is available

QUESTION: 60

PERCENTAGE WISE BREAK-UP OF THE SHAREHOLDING PATTERN OF UNITED LEVER

(FOR THE PERIOD 20;" NOV. TO 201M DEC. 2003)
GDR = Global Depository Recepits. Fll = Foreign Institutional Investors.

Q. What is the percentage increase in the value of GM's holding in United Lever from 10th December 2002 to 10th December 2003, given that the value of GM's holding in United Lever as on 10th December 2002 was 124.88 million dollars and the difference in the value of the shares of United Lever inn the form of GDRs and that of those held by FIIs as on 15th December 2003 was 17.84 million dollars?

Solution:
QUESTION: 61

PERCENTAGE WISE BREAK-UP OF THE SHAREHOLDING PATTERN OF UNITED LEVER

(FOR THE PERIOD 20;" NOV. TO 201M DEC. 2003)
GDR = Global Depository Recepits. Fll = Foreign Institutional Investors.

Q. What is the number of shares of United Lever held by 'Others' as on 20th December 2003, given that the difference in the value of the shares of United Lever held by GM and Mutual Funds/Banks as on 20th December 2003 was 20 million dollars?

Solution:
QUESTION: 62

PERCENTAGE WISE BREAK-UP OF THE SHAREHOLDING PATTERN OF UNITED LEVER

(FOR THE PERIOD 20;" NOV. TO 201M DEC. 2003)
GDR = Global Depository Recepits. Fll = Foreign Institutional Investors.

Q. Which of the following statements are true as per the graphs given?

Solution:
QUESTION: 63

Q. What is the respective ratio of students studying in Class IX of schools Q and R together to those studying in Class VI of schools S and T together ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 64

Q.The number of students studying in Class VII from School U forms what percent of the total number of students from all the classes together from that school ? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)

Solution:
QUESTION: 65

Q.The number of students studying in Class VII from School U forms what percent of the total number of students from all the classes together from that school ? (rounded off to two digits after decimal)

Solution:
QUESTION: 66

Q.Which class has the maximum number of students from all schools together ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 67

In each question, there are sentences with pair of italicized word(s)/phrase(s) . From the italicized word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s)(P or Q) to form correct sentences. Then, choose the best one from the given options.

Q. Anita wore a beautiful broach(P)/brooch(Q) on the lapel of her jacket.
The last scene provided a climactic(P)/climatic(Q) ending to the film.
Jeans that flair(P)/flare(Q) at the bottom are in fashion these days.

Solution:
QUESTION: 68

In each question, there are sentences with pair of italicized word(s)/phrase(s) . From the italicized word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s)(P or Q) to form correct sentences. Then, choose the best one from the given options.

Q. The cake had lots of currents(P)/currants(Q) and nuts in it.
If you engage in such exceptional(P)/exceptionable(Q) behaviour, I will be forced to punish you.
He has the same capacity as an adult to consent(P)/assent(Q) to surgical treatment.
The minister is obliged(P)/compelled(Q) to report regularly to a parliamentary board.
His analysis of the situation is far too sanguine(P)/genuine(Q).

Solution:
QUESTION: 69

In each question, there are sentences with pair of italicized word(s)/phrase(s) . From the italicized word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s)(P or Q) to form correct sentences. Then, choose the best one from the given options.

Q. She managed to bite back the ironic(P)/caustic(Q) retort on the tip of her tongue.
He gave an impassioned and valid(P)/cogent(Q) plea for judicial reform.
I am not adverse(P)/averse(Q) to helping out.
The coupe(P)/coup(Q) broke away as the train climbed the hill.
They heard the bells peeling(P)/pealing(Q) far an wide.

Solution:
QUESTION: 70

In each question, there are sentences with pair of italicized word(s)/phrase(s) . From the italicized word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s)(P or Q) to form correct sentences. Then, choose the best one from the given options.

Q. We were not successful in defusing(P)/diffusing(Q) the Guru’s ideas.
The students baited(P)/bated(Q) the instructor with irrelevant questions.
The hoard(P)/horde(Q) rushed into the campus.
The prisoner’s interment(P)/internment(Q) came to an end with his early release.
The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(P)/unsocial(Q) tendencies.

Solution:
QUESTION: 71

A stout old lady was walking with her basket down the middle of a street in Petrograd to the great confusion of the traffic and no small peril to herself. It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for foot-passengers, but she replied, "I m going to walk where I like. We've got liberty now." It did not occur to the dear lady that if liberty entitled the foot-passenger to walk down the middle of the road it also entitled the taxi-driver to drive on the pavement, and that the end of such liberty would be universal chaos. Everything would be getting in everybody else's way and nobody would get anywhere. Individual liberty would have become social anarchy.

Q. It was pointed out to the lady that she should walk on the pavement because she was

Solution:
QUESTION: 72

A stout old lady was walking with her basket down the middle of a street in Petrograd to the great confusion of the traffic and no small peril to herself. It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for foot-passengers, but she replied, "I m going to walk where I like. We've got liberty now." It did not occur to the dear lady that if liberty entitled the foot-passenger to walk down the middle of the road it also entitled the taxi-driver to drive on the pavement, and that the end of such liberty would be universal chaos. Everything would be getting in everybody else's way and nobody would get anywhere. Individual liberty would have become social anarchy.

Q. The lady refused to move from the middle of the street because

Solution:
QUESTION: 73

A stout old lady was walking with her basket down the middle of a street in Petrograd to the great confusion of the traffic and no small peril to herself. It was pointed out to her that the pavement was the place for foot-passengers, but she replied, "I m going to walk where I like. We've got liberty now." It did not occur to the dear lady that if liberty entitled the foot-passenger to walk down the middle of the road it also entitled the taxi-driver to drive on the pavement, and that the end of such liberty would be universal chaos. Everything would be getting in everybody else's way and nobody would get anywhere. Individual liberty would have become social anarchy.

Q. The old lady failed to realise that

Solution:
QUESTION: 74

Over the past few decades, many Asian nations transformed from poverty into global competitors. From 2003 to 2007, Asian economies expanded at an average annual rate of 8.1%, triple that of advanced economies. Over the same period, inflation in Asia averaged only about 3.5%. But Asia could be facing turbulent economic times. In May, the average inflation rate throughout the region reached nearly 7%, led by spikes in oil and food prices. In India, inflation jumped to an 11.6% annual rate in June, according to the latest government figures, the highest in 13 years.
Policymakers and central bankers and forced to raise interest rates and limit credit to get inflation under control. But these same measures suppress the investment and consumption that generates growth. The combination of slowing growth and soaring inflation makes economic policy-making tricky. Inflation stirsup the middle classes because it can quickly erase years of hard won personal gains. Inflation is cruel to the poor, because families have to spend a larger share of their meager incomes on necessities. In the Philippines, farmers, unable to afford fuel for tractors, use water buffaloes to plough their fields.
But to avoid unrest, leaders cannot blindly adopt rigid anti-inflation measures. Voters won't hesitate to remove from office any politician who doesn't deliver the goods. So they cannot overreact to the inflation threat and scale down economic growth in the process. Developing nations need to grow quickly to create jobs and increase incomes for their large populations. With prices soaring, doing nothing is not an option. Most central banks in Asia have started raising interest rates. The Reserve Bank of India increased its benchmark rate twice last month to a six year high of 8.5%.
The challenge is especially difficult because currently, inflation is not of domestic origin. Prices are being driven higher by a global surge in oil and food prices, which individual governments can do little to control. Of course, inflation is not just a problem in Asia. World Bank President Robert Zoellick called rising food and oil prices a man-made 'catastrophe' that could quickly reverse the gains made in overcoming poverty over the past seven years. For now, though, there is more talk than action on the international front, so Asian governments are on their own. Even though inflation throughout the region is likely to continue to rise in coming months, no one is expecting an economic calamity. According to the Asian Development Bank Asian countries have large hard currency reserves and relatively healthy banks, and so are far better prepared to absorb external shocks than they were during the region's last recession ten years ago. Asian policymakers have learned their lessons and are more alert.

Q. Which of the following can be said about Asian economies during the period from 2003-2007?
(I) Though inflation was rising at the time politicians did not pay much attention.
(II) Many of the poor countries were able to compete internationally.
(III) The growth rate of Asian countries was facilitated by growth in advanced countries.

Solution:
QUESTION: 75

Over the past few decades, many Asian nations transformed from poverty into global competitors. From 2003 to 2007, Asian economies expanded at an average annual rate of 8.1%, triple that of advanced economies. Over the same period, inflation in Asia averaged only about 3.5%. But Asia could be facing turbulent economic times. In May, the average inflation rate throughout the region reached nearly 7%, led by spikes in oil and food prices. In India, inflation jumped to an 11.6% annual rate in June, according to the latest government figures, the highest in 13 years.
Policymakers and central bankers and forced to raise interest rates and limit credit to get inflation under control. But these same measures suppress the investment and consumption that generates growth. The combination of slowing growth and soaring inflation makes economic policy-making tricky. Inflation stirsup the middle classes because it can quickly erase years of hard won personal gains. Inflation is cruel to the poor, because families have to spend a larger share of their meager incomes on necessities. In the Philippines, farmers, unable to afford fuel for tractors, use water buffaloes to plough their fields.
But to avoid unrest, leaders cannot blindly adopt rigid anti-inflation measures. Voters won't hesitate to remove from office any politician who doesn't deliver the goods. So they cannot overreact to the inflation threat and scale down economic growth in the process. Developing nations need to grow quickly to create jobs and increase incomes for their large populations. With prices soaring, doing nothing is not an option. Most central banks in Asia have started raising interest rates. The Reserve Bank of India increased its benchmark rate twice last month to a six year high of 8.5%.
The challenge is especially difficult because currently, inflation is not of domestic origin. Prices are being driven higher by a global surge in oil and food prices, which individual governments can do little to control. Of course, inflation is not just a problem in Asia. World Bank President Robert Zoellick called rising food and oil prices a man-made 'catastrophe' that could quickly reverse the gains made in overcoming poverty over the past seven years. For now, though, there is more talk than action on the international front, so Asian governments are on their own. Even though inflation throughout the region is likely to continue to rise in coming months, no one is expecting an economic calamity. According to the Asian Development Bank Asian countries have large hard currency reserves and relatively healthy banks, and so are far better prepared to absorb external shocks than they were during the region's last recession ten years ago. Asian policymakers have learned their lessons and are more alert.

Q. Which of the following is not an anti-inflation measure being used by Asian countries?
(I) Increase in benchmark interest rate by a central bank.
(II) Checks on lending.
(III) Subsidizing fuel for farmers.

Solution:
QUESTION: 76

That the doctrines connected with the name of Mr. Darwin are altering our principles has become a sort of common place thing to say .And moral principles are said to share in this general transformation .Now, to pass by other subjects, I do not see why Darwinism need change our ultimate moral idea .It was not to modify our conception of the end either for the community ,or the individual ,unless we have been holding views ,which long before Darwin were out of date .As to the principle of ethics I perceive ,in short ,no sign of revolution .Darwinism has indeed helped many to truer conception to the end ,but I cannot admit that it has either originated or modified that conception.
And yet in ethics Darwinism after all perhaps be revolutionary, it may lead not to anther view about the end, but to a different way of regarding the relatively importance of the means. For in the ordinary moral creed those means seem estimated on no rational principle .Our creed appears rather to be an irrational mixture of jarring elements .We have the moral code of Christianity ,accepted in part ; rejected practically by all save a few fanatics .But we do not realize how in its very principle the Christian ideals is false .And when we reject this code for another and in part a sounder morality ,we are in the same condition of blindness and of practical confusion .It is here that Darwinism ,with all the tendencies we may group under that name ,seem destined to intervene. It will make itself felt, I believe more effectually .It may force us in some points a correction of our moral view and return to non-Christian and perhaps a Hellenic ideal .I propose to illustrate here these general statement by some remarks on punishment.
Darwinism ,I have said , has not even modified our ideas of the chief good .we may take that as –the welfare of the community realized in its members .There is, of course ,a question as to meaning to be given to welfare .we may identify that with mere pleasure ,or pleasure ,or gain with mere system ,or may rather view both as inseparable aspects of perfection and individuality .And the extent and nature of the community would once more be a subject for some discussion .But we are forced to enter on these controversies here .We may leave welfare undefined ,and present purpose need not distinguish the community from the state .The welfare of this whole exists of course nowhere outside the individuals again have rights and duties only as members in the whole .This is the revived Hellenism or we call it in the organic view of thing –urged by German idealism early in the present century.

Q. What is most probably the author's opinion of the existing moral principles of the people?

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

That the doctrines connected with the name of Mr. Darwin are altering our principles has become a sort of common place thing to say .And moral principles are said to share in this general transformation .Now, to pass by other subjects, I do not see why Darwinism need change our ultimate moral idea .It was not to modify our conception of the end either for the community ,or the individual ,unless we have been holding views ,which long before Darwin were out of date .As to the principle of ethics I perceive ,in short ,no sign of revolution .Darwinism has indeed helped many to truer conception to the end ,but I cannot admit that it has either originated or modified that conception.
And yet in ethics Darwinism after all perhaps be revolutionary, it may lead not to anther view about the end, but to a different way of regarding the relatively importance of the means. For in the ordinary moral creed those means seem estimated on no rational principle .Our creed appears rather to be an irrational mixture of jarring elements .We have the moral code of Christianity ,accepted in part ; rejected practically by all save a few fanatics .But we do not realize how in its very principle the Christian ideals is false .And when we reject this code for another and in part a sounder morality ,we are in the same condition of blindness and of practical confusion .It is here that Darwinism ,with all the tendencies we may group under that name ,seem destined to intervene. It will make itself felt, I believe more effectually .It may force us in some points a correction of our moral view and return to non-Christian and perhaps a Hellenic ideal .I propose to illustrate here these general statement by some remarks on punishment.
Darwinism ,I have said , has not even modified our ideas of the chief good .we may take that as –the welfare of the community realized in its members .There is, of course ,a question as to meaning to be given to welfare .we may identify that with mere pleasure ,or pleasure ,or gain with mere system ,or may rather view both as inseparable aspects of perfection and individuality .And the extent and nature of the community would once more be a subject for some discussion .But we are forced to enter on these controversies here .We may leave welfare undefined ,and present purpose need not distinguish the community from the state .The welfare of this whole exists of course nowhere outside the individuals again have rights and duties only as members in the whole .This is the revived Hellenism or we call it in the organic view of thing –urged by German idealism early in the present century.

Q.According to the author, the doctrines of Mr.Darwin

Solution:
QUESTION: 78

That the doctrines connected with the name of Mr. Darwin are altering our principles has become a sort of common place thing to say .And moral principles are said to share in this general transformation .Now, to pass by other subjects, I do not see why Darwinism need change our ultimate moral idea .It was not to modify our conception of the end either for the community ,or the individual ,unless we have been holding views ,which long before Darwin were out of date .As to the principle of ethics I perceive ,in short ,no sign of revolution .Darwinism has indeed helped many to truer conception to the end ,but I cannot admit that it has either originated or modified that conception.
And yet in ethics Darwinism after all perhaps be revolutionary, it may lead not to anther view about the end, but to a different way of regarding the relatively importance of the means. For in the ordinary moral creed those means seem estimated on no rational principle .Our creed appears rather to be an irrational mixture of jarring elements .We have the moral code of Christianity ,accepted in part ; rejected practically by all save a few fanatics .But we do not realize how in its very principle the Christian ideals is false .And when we reject this code for another and in part a sounder morality ,we are in the same condition of blindness and of practical confusion .It is here that Darwinism ,with all the tendencies we may group under that name ,seem destined to intervene. It will make itself felt, I believe more effectually .It may force us in some points a correction of our moral view and return to non-Christian and perhaps a Hellenic ideal .I propose to illustrate here these general statement by some remarks on punishment.
Darwinism ,I have said , has not even modified our ideas of the chief good .we may take that as –the welfare of the community realized in its members .There is, of course ,a question as to meaning to be given to welfare .we may identify that with mere pleasure ,or pleasure ,or gain with mere system ,or may rather view both as inseparable aspects of perfection and individuality .And the extent and nature of the community would once more be a subject for some discussion .But we are forced to enter on these controversies here .We may leave welfare undefined ,and present purpose need not distinguish the community from the state .The welfare of this whole exists of course nowhere outside the individuals again have rights and duties only as members in the whole .This is the revived Hellenism or we call it in the organic view of thing –urged by German idealism early in the present century.

Q. What according to the passage is the chief Good?

Solution:
QUESTION: 79

That the doctrines connected with the name of Mr. Darwin are altering our principles has become a sort of common place thing to say .And moral principles are said to share in this general transformation .Now, to pass by other subjects, I do not see why Darwinism need change our ultimate moral idea .It was not to modify our conception of the end either for the community ,or the individual ,unless we have been holding views ,which long before Darwin were out of date .As to the principle of ethics I perceive ,in short ,no sign of revolution .Darwinism has indeed helped many to truer conception to the end ,but I cannot admit that it has either originated or modified that conception.
And yet in ethics Darwinism after all perhaps be revolutionary, it may lead not to anther view about the end, but to a different way of regarding the relatively importance of the means. For in the ordinary moral creed those means seem estimated on no rational principle .Our creed appears rather to be an irrational mixture of jarring elements .We have the moral code of Christianity ,accepted in part ; rejected practically by all save a few fanatics .But we do not realize how in its very principle the Christian ideals is false .And when we reject this code for another and in part a sounder morality ,we are in the same condition of blindness and of practical confusion .It is here that Darwinism ,with all the tendencies we may group under that name ,seem destined to intervene. It will make itself felt, I believe more effectually .It may force us in some points a correction of our moral view and return to non-Christian and perhaps a Hellenic ideal .I propose to illustrate here these general statement by some remarks on punishment.
Darwinism ,I have said , has not even modified our ideas of the chief good .we may take that as –the welfare of the community realized in its members .There is, of course ,a question as to meaning to be given to welfare .we may identify that with mere pleasure ,or pleasure ,or gain with mere system ,or may rather view both as inseparable aspects of perfection and individuality .And the extent and nature of the community would once more be a subject for some discussion .But we are forced to enter on these controversies here .We may leave welfare undefined ,and present purpose need not distinguish the community from the state .The welfare of this whole exists of course nowhere outside the individuals again have rights and duties only as members in the whole .This is the revived Hellenism or we call it in the organic view of thing –urged by German idealism early in the present century.

Q. It is implied in the passage that

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

That the doctrines connected with the name of Mr. Darwin are altering our principles has become a sort of common place thing to say .And moral principles are said to share in this general transformation .Now, to pass by other subjects, I do not see why Darwinism need change our ultimate moral idea .It was not to modify our conception of the end either for the community ,or the individual ,unless we have been holding views ,which long before Darwin were out of date .As to the principle of ethics I perceive ,in short ,no sign of revolution .Darwinism has indeed helped many to truer conception to the end ,but I cannot admit that it has either originated or modified that conception.
And yet in ethics Darwinism after all perhaps be revolutionary, it may lead not to anther view about the end, but to a different way of regarding the relatively importance of the means. For in the ordinary moral creed those means seem estimated on no rational principle .Our creed appears rather to be an irrational mixture of jarring elements .We have the moral code of Christianity ,accepted in part ; rejected practically by all save a few fanatics .But we do not realize how in its very principle the Christian ideals is false .And when we reject this code for another and in part a sounder morality ,we are in the same condition of blindness and of practical confusion .It is here that Darwinism ,with all the tendencies we may group under that name ,seem destined to intervene. It will make itself felt, I believe more effectually .It may force us in some points a correction of our moral view and return to non-Christian and perhaps a Hellenic ideal .I propose to illustrate here these general statement by some remarks on punishment.
Darwinism ,I have said , has not even modified our ideas of the chief good .we may take that as –the welfare of the community realized in its members .There is, of course ,a question as to meaning to be given to welfare .we may identify that with mere pleasure ,or pleasure ,or gain with mere system ,or may rather view both as inseparable aspects of perfection and individuality .And the extent and nature of the community would once more be a subject for some discussion .But we are forced to enter on these controversies here .We may leave welfare undefined ,and present purpose need not distinguish the community from the state .The welfare of this whole exists of course nowhere outside the individuals again have rights and duties only as members in the whole .This is the revived Hellenism or we call it in the organic view of thing –urged by German idealism early in the present century.

Q. According to the author the moral code of christinity

Solution:
QUESTION: 81

Fill in the blanks with appropriate pair of words.

The startling finding that variations in the rate of the Earth's rotation depend to an ...... degree on the weather has necessitated a complete ...... of the world's time-keeping methods.

Solution:
QUESTION: 82

Fill in the blanks with appropriate pair of words.

Business forecasts usually prove reasonably accurate when the assumption that the future will be much like the past is ...... ; in times of major ...... in the business environment, however, forecasts can be dangerously wrong.

Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Fill in the blanks with appropriate pair of words.

Although some of her fellow scientists ...... the unorthodox laboratory methodology that others found innovative, unanimous praise greeted her experimental results: at once pioneering and ...... .

Solution:
QUESTION: 84

Choose the italised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q. Mary constantly talks about herself irregardless of other people's interests.​

Solution:
QUESTION: 85

Choose the italised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q. All roads, hotels and restaurants in the surrounding area were devastated.

Solution:
QUESTION: 86

Choose the italised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q. As soon as Gates presented his proposal Murthy sumoned his advisors.

Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Choose the italised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q. The Committee is stranded unless the storm lets up.

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) To propose the idea of becoming perfected is not the same as saying that we human beings can be perfect.
(Q) It only means that we are capable of learning, changing and growing throughout the span of our earthly life.
(R) Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts till death.
(S) This development through understanding new things, transforming and developing thought may be considered as the perfection of soul.
(T) Given that we are here to continually learn of the journey of life, it seems that the ultimate goal of learning is the perfection of our souls.
(U) Nor that we should be perfect in everything.

Q. Which of the following should be the SECOND statement after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 89

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) To propose the idea of becoming perfected is not the same as saying that we human beings can be perfect.
(Q) It only means that we are capable of learning, changing and growing throughout the span of our earthly life.
(R) Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts till death.
(S) This development through understanding new things, transforming and developing thought may be considered as the perfection of soul.
(T) Given that we are here to continually learn of the journey of life, it seems that the ultimate goal of learning is the perfection of our souls.
(U) Nor that we should be perfect in everything.

Q. Which of the following should be the FIRST statement after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 90

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) To propose the idea of becoming perfected is not the same as saying that we human beings can be perfect.
(Q) It only means that we are capable of learning, changing and growing throughout the span of our earthly life.
(R) Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts till death.
(S) This development through understanding new things, transforming and developing thought may be considered as the perfection of soul.
(T) Given that we are here to continually learn of the journey of life, it seems that the ultimate goal of learning is the perfection of our souls.
(U) Nor that we should be perfect in everything.

Q. Which of the following should be the FIFTH statement after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 91

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) To propose the idea of becoming perfected is not the same as saying that we human beings can be perfect.
(Q) It only means that we are capable of learning, changing and growing throughout the span of our earthly life.
(R) Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts till death.
(S) This development through understanding new things, transforming and developing thought may be considered as the perfection of soul.
(T) Given that we are here to continually learn of the journey of life, it seems that the ultimate goal of learning is the perfection of our souls.
(U) Nor that we should be perfect in everything.

Q. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (last) statement after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 92

Rearrange the following sentences (P), (Q), (R), (S), (T) and (U) into a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it.
(P) To propose the idea of becoming perfected is not the same as saying that we human beings can be perfect.
(Q) It only means that we are capable of learning, changing and growing throughout the span of our earthly life.
(R) Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts till death.
(S) This development through understanding new things, transforming and developing thought may be considered as the perfection of soul.
(T) Given that we are here to continually learn of the journey of life, it seems that the ultimate goal of learning is the perfection of our souls.
(U) Nor that we should be perfect in everything.

Q. Which of the following should be the THIRD statement after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 93

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase in italisized type to make grammatically correct?
If the gardener would sow the seeds in the greenhouse rather than the garden, he might get a better display of flowers.

Solution:

The conditional clause (the "if" clause) does not require would. Also we should write "inthe garden" to be parallel to "in the greenhouse".

QUESTION: 94

Choose the grammatically correct option from the following.

Solution:
QUESTION: 95

Choose the grammatically correct option from the following.

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. She did not like the movie, NOR I DID.

Solution:
QUESTION: 97

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. In accordance TO your instructions, we have remitted the amount in the bank.

Solution:
QUESTION: 98

Improve the sentence by choosing best alternative for capitalised part of the sentence.

Q. It is high time that we DID something about it.

Solution:
QUESTION: 99

Choose the italicised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q.There are few differents between these two marketing proposals .

Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Choose the italicised word which is wrongly spelt/inappropriate in the context of the sentence.

Q. Most banks have been hiring staff for their corporate banking divisons.

Solution: