All India CAT Group

The world Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day was celebrated on?
  • a)
    February 21st
  • b)
    September 9th
  • c)
    November 13th
  • d)
    June 27th
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Imk Pathshala answered
Every year on June 27th, Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day raises awareness for the important role different sized enterprises play in meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

On which day is Vijay Diwas celebrated in India?
  • a)
    December 16
  • b)
    December 17
  • c)
    December 18
  • d)
    December 19
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Vijay Diwas is celebrated in India on December 16 to mark the decisive victory over Pakistan in 1971 which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh and in the liberation of East Pakistan.
On December 3, the Indo-Pakistan war began in 1971 and lasted for 13 days. Officially, the war ended on December 16 and Pakistan surrendered to India. The thirteen-day war resulted in the complete surrender of Pakistani forces and the creation of Bangladesh. The army of Pakistan surrendered before India with around 93,000 soldiers. It was the greatest ever victory and India rose as a regional power to reckon with.

Rudrankksh Patil, in October 2022, ended India's 16-year-long wait for a World Championship gold medal in the 10-metre rifle event at the ISSF World Championships. The ISSF World Championships were held in
  • a)
    Denmark
  • b)
    Croatia
  • c)
    South Korea
  • d)
    Egypt
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Imk Pathshala answered
Rudrankksh Patil, in October 2022, ended India's 16-year-long wait for a World Championship gold medal in the 10-metre rifle event. The 18-year-old, who broke into the senior Indian team at the start of the year, held his nerves to register a 17-15 win in the gold medal match against Italy's Danilo Dennis Sollazzo at the ISSF World Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

A new book titled "Winning the Inner Battle, Bringing the Best Version of You to Cricket", released in November 2022, was authored by
  • a)
    Sachin Tendulkar
  • b)
    Brett Lee
  • c)
    Shane Watson
  • d)
    M. S. Dhoni
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

A new book titled "Winning the Inner Battle, Bringing the Best Version of You to Cricket" authored by Shane Watson was released in November 2022. This book gives all the information that will ever need to deeply understand how to bring the best version of yourself every time your best performance is needed. Shane Watson is one of Australian cricket's finest all-rounders, who represented his country 298 times. Shane Watson's new book explores the mental side of the game through his own experiences of revitalising his career after he had considered retirement in 2015.

The Kabaddi World Cup would be hosted out of Asia for the first time as announced by the World Kabbadi Federation, in November 2022. Which country would host the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup?
  • a)
    The United Kingdom
  • b)
    France
  • c)
    Australia
  • d)
    The US
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

The Kabaddi World Cup would be hosted out of Asia for the first time as announced by the World Kabbadi Federation (WKF).
The Kabaddi World Cup 2025 would take place in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom during the first quarter of 2025. It would feature the world's best kabaddi players from leading men's and women's teams from India, Iran and Pakistan.

Consider the following states:
1. Jharkhand
2. Karnataka
3. Odisha
4. Chhattisgarh
The correct sequence of these states in ascending order in terms of production of iron ore is:
  • a)
    1, 3, 2, 4
  • b)
    1, 3, 4, 2
  • c)
    3, 1, 2, 4
  • d)
    3, 1, 4, 2
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Nipun Tuteja answered
Iron ore is the basic mineral and the backbone of industrial development. India is endowed with fairly abundant resources of iron ore.

The major iron ore belts in India are:
  • Odisha-Jharkhand belt: In Odisha high grade hematite ore is found in Badampahar mines in the Mayurbhanj and Kendujhar districts. In the adjoining Singbhum district of Jharkhand haematite iron ore is mined in Gua and Noamundi.
  • Durg-Bastar-Chandrapur belt lies in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Very high grade hematites are found in the famous Bailadila range of hills in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. The range of hills comprises 14 deposits of super high grade hematite iron ore. It has the best physical properties needed for steel making. Iron ore from these mines is exported to Japan and South Korea via Vishakhapatnam port.
  • Ballari-Chitradurga-ChikkamagaluruTumakuru belt in Karnataka has large reserves of iron ore. The Kudremukh mines located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka are a 100 per cent export unit. Kudremukh deposits are known to be one of the largest in the world. The ore is transported as slurry through a pipeline to a port near Mangaluru.
  • Maharashtra-Goa belt includes the state of Goa and Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Though, the ores are not of very high quality, yet they are efficiently exploited. Iron ore is exported through Marmagao port.

In November 2022, 'Grama Vandi', the city circular service of __________ won the national 'Commentation Award in Urban Transport' in the category of 'City with the best Public Transport System'.
  • a)
    Tamil Nadu
  • b)
    Karnataka
  • c)
    Andhra Pradesh
  • d)
    Kerala
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

In November 2022, the city circular service of the Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) won the national 'Commentation Award in Urban Transport' in the category of 'City with the best Public Transport System'.
The 'Grama Vandi' launched by the KSRTC, in association with local self-government institutions in the State, also won the Award of Excellence in Urban Transport.
Projects designed to strengthen public transport in all urban areas of India were considered for awards instituted by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.

Name the person who, in November 2022, was presented the 'Gandhi Peace Pilgrimage' award in Atlanta in recognition of his efforts to spread the message of peace.
  • a)
    Sri Sri Ravishankar
  • b)
    Sadhvi Ritambhara
  • c)
    Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • d)
    Dalai Lama
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar was, in November 2022, presented the 'Gandhi Peace Pilgrimage' award in Atlanta in recognition of his efforts to spread the messages of peace and non-violence as espoused by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The prestigious award was given by the Gandhi Foundation of the US to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the presence of Isaac Farris, nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and India's Consul General in Atlanta Swati Kulkarni.

Which of the following Harappan sites are not in India?
  • a)
    Bhanwali and Ropar
  • b)
    Lothal and Ropar
  • c)
    Lothal and Kalibangan
  • d)
    Mohenjo-daro and Harappa
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Mohenjo-daro is located towards the west of the Indus River in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan, in a central position between the Indus River and the Ghaggar-Hakra River. It is situated on a Pleistocene ridge in the middle of the flood plain of the Indus River Valley. It is around 28 km from the town of Larkana and is one of the largest settlements of Indus Valley civilisation. Harappa is an archaeological site in Punjab, Pakistan, about 24 km west of Sahiwal. The site takes its name from a modern village located near the former course of the Ravi River.

Which state celebrates its statehood day on May 30?
  • a)
    Gujarat
  • b)
    Goa
  • c)
    Karnataka
  • d)
    Maharashtra
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

On May 30, Goa celebrated Statehood Day. On this day, in 1987, Goa ceased to be a Union Territory and became the 25th State of the Union of India. Daman and Diu were separated from Goa and continued to be administered as the Union Territory of Daman and Diu.

The headquarters of WTO is in
  • a)
    New York
  • b)
    Doha
  • c)
    Uruguay
  • d)
    Geneva
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepti Jindal answered
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international organization set up in 1995 by replacing the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) under the Marrakesh Agreement. WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

In December 2022, which Indian-origin politician was elected as the new Prime Minister of Ireland?
  • a)
    Keith Vaz
  • b)
    Winston Dookeran
  • c)
    Niraj J. Antani
  • d)
    Leo Varadkar
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepti Jindal answered
Indian-origin Leo Varadkar, former Irish Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Fine Gael party, was elected as the new Prime Minister of Ireland following a vote in the lower house of the Irish parliament.
A total of 87 members of the house voted in favour of his nomination as the new Prime Minister while 62 members voted against it.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. NABARD was established on the recommendations of Sivaraman Committee.
2. The Reserve Bank of India was established on the recommendations of Hilton-Young Commission.
  • a)
    Only 1
  • b)
    Only 2
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepti Jindal answered
NABARD was established on the recommendations of B. Sivaraman Committee, (by Act 61, 1981 of Parliament) on July 12, 1982 to implement the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981.
The Reserve Bank of India was set up on the basis of the recommendations of the Hilton-Young Commission. The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (II of 1934) provides the statutory basis of the functioning of the bank, which commenced operations on April 1, 1935.

Which of the following pairs containing a site and the year of its discovery is not correct?
  • a)
    Harappa - 1921
  • b)
    Mohenjo-daro - 1922
  • c)
    Chanhudaro - 1931
  • d)
    Kalibangan - 1956
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepti Jindal answered
Kalibangan site was discovered by Luigi Pio Tessitori, an Italian Indologist and linguist. He died at a tender age of just 32 years, but did a remarkable work in the arena of Indian Pre-history. However, he fell ill in 1919, and just after a short illness, died at Bikaner in Rajasthan.

The folk music genre named "Bhatiyali" hails from the Indian state of
  • a)
    Punjab
  • b)
    Gujarat
  • c)
    Madhya Pradesh
  • d)
    None of the above
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepti Jindal answered
Bhatiali or bhatiyali is a form of folk music in both Bangladesh and West Bengal. Bhatiali is known as river song (or related with river as metaphor) mostly sung by boatmen while going downstream of the river. The word 'bhatiyali' comes from 'bhata', meaning 'ebb' or 'downstream'.

Which of the following schemes launched by the government aims at providing interest free commercial vehicle loans to women?
  • a)
    Pradhan Mantri Mahila Parivahan Yojana
  • b)
    Pradhan Mantri Parivahan Yojana
  • c)
    Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana
  • d)
    Pradhan Mantri Gram Vikas Yojana
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana renders interest-free loans for at least 8000 commercial vehicles in 250 blocks across the country. Tribal women, women below the poverty line, women belonging to Self Help Groups (SHG) are especially given more opportunities to operate such transports, thereby enabling them to earn an income.

During the reigns of which of the following kings of the time did Chinese travellers Hiuen Tsang and Fa Hien, respectively, visit India?
  • a)
    Parshurama and Samudragupta
  • b)
    Harshavardhana and Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  • c)
    Pulakeshin II and Chandragupta I
  • d)
    Prabhakara and Ramagupta
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

BT Educators answered
The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited India during Harshavardhana's reign. He gave a vivid description of the social, economic and religious conditions under the rule of Harsha. He spoke highly of the king.
Fa Hien's visit to India occurred during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya. He is also renowned for his pilgrimage to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Who won the men's singles final in the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship at the DLTA complex, New Delhi in October 2022?
  • a)
    Srikant Goyal
  • b)
    Digvijay Pratap Singh
  • c)
    Aman Dahiya
  • d)
    Manish Sureshkumar
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

BT Educators answered
Manish Sureshkumar and Vaidehi Chaudhari won the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, in the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship at the DLTA complex, New Delhi in October 2022. In the women's final, Vaidehi cruised past Sai Samhitha Chamarthi 6-2, 6-0. In the men's final, Manish Sureshkumar played with purpose and professionalism as he dismantled the challenge from Digvijay Pratap Singh 6-2, 6-3.

Dhirubhai distributed a part of his property among his two sons, Anil and Mukesh, and donated the rest towards charity.
Read the statements and find out the probable option which can be sufficient to answer the question:
What is the amount that Mukesh got?
Statement I. Mukesh got 3/5 of the total property.
Statement II. Anil received Rs 200 crore worth of property, Dhirubhai distributed 1/15 th of his property in charity.
Statement III. Dhirubhai donated Rs 200 crore in charity.
  • a)
    Statement I and II only
  • b)
    Statement II and III or Statement I and II 
  • c)
    Statement I and III 
  • d)
    Statement II and III or Statement I and III
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Imk Pathshala answered
Statement II and III 
Anil received Rs 200 crore worth of property, Dhirubhai distributed 1/15 th of his property in charity.
Dhirubhai donated Rs 100 crore in charity.
3000 crore is the total property.
Mukesh got 3000-200-200=2600 crore
Statement II and I
Mukesh got 3/5 of the total property.
 Anil received Rs 200 crore worth of property, Dhirubhai distributed 1/15 th of his property in charity.
Anil's share =1-1/15-3/5=2/15
Total Property= 1500 crore
Mukesh share =1200crore
Option B is correct

Which of the following can be a possible number for the number of male students in the school?
  • a)
    6
  • b)
    12
  • c)
    18
  • d)
    Can't be determined
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Imk Pathshala answered
120M + 110F = 114.8M + 114.8F
So, 13M = 12F
Similarly, 110F + 150T = 124F + 124T
So, 7F = 13T
So, M/12 = F/13 = T/7
As the ratio is 12:13:7, the number of male students is a multiple of 12

Hour hand and minute hand of a clock coincides every 64 minutes. How much time time does the clock gain or lose in a day?
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Nipun Tuteja answered
In a correct clock the hour and minute hands coincide after every  minutes or minutes
Therefore, 64 minutes of correct clock = minutes of the faulty clock
Therefore, 60 minutes of correct clock = minutes of the faulty clock
Hence, the incorrect clock gains  minutes per hour
Therefore, total gain in 24 hr = minutes

The average weight of a group of 25 people is 60. If 5 people whose average weight is 70 left the group, then find out the average weight of the remaining people in the group.
  • a)
    59.5
  • b)
    56.5
  • c)
    57.5
  • d)
    58
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Nipun Tuteja answered
The average weight of a group of 25 people is 60.
Total weight of the group initially = 25 x 60 = 1500
If 5 people whose average weight is 70 left the group.
Total weight of the people who left the group = 70 x 5 = 350
Average weight of the remaining people in the group =

Hence, option c is the correct answer.

Two boats at a distance of 20 kms start moving towards each other. The ratio of their speed in the still water is 7:5. If both meet at the middle point in 20 minutes, then find the speed of the stream.
  • a)
    5
  • b)
    10
  • c)
    15
  • d)
    20
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Orion Classes answered
The relative speed of one boat with respect to the other = (20 x 60)/20 = 60 km/h =  a+x +b-x  = a + b  ........(1)
Since the ratio of speeds is 7:5,  then a+ 7a/5 = 60
⇒ a  = 25 and b =35
Assuming the speed of stream is x, then to meet in the middle, the speed of both boats in water should be equal.
Now, a+x = b-x   ⇒ b-a  = 2x = 35-25 ........(2)
⇒ x= 5 km/h

In any given ball, a batsman can hit either of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 runs. There is no possibility for wickets or extra runs. The probability of hitting a six is 1/10, the probability of hitting a four is also 1/10. The probability of hitting any other run out of all possible runs is the same. In the final of 2019 WC between New Zealand and England, New Zealand needs to score a minimum of 34 runs in the Super Over (6 balls) to defend the WC Title. What is the probability that New Zealand retains the title?
  • a)
    7/1000000
  • b)
    17/1000000
  • c)
    34/1000000
  • d)
    68/1000000
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Orion Classes answered
P(hitting a 6) = 1/10
P(hitting a 4) = 1/10
To get 34 runs, they can hit 6,6,6,6,6,4 or 6,6,6,6,5,5 runs. But 5 runs can not be scored in a ball.
P(6,6,6,6,6,4) = 6C1 x (1/10)5 (1/10) = 6/106 [6C1  is included since they can hit a 4 in any of the 6 balls].
To get 35 runs, they can hit 6,6,6,6,6,5 runs. But 5 runs can not be scored in a ball, so this is not possible.
To get 36 runs, they can hit 6,6,6,6,6,6 runs.
P(6,6,6,6,6,6) = (1/10)6 = 1/106
Hence, total probability = 7/1000000

log2 ​9 =a, log2 35 = b and log2 15 = c. What will be value of log72 log 7 ​ 2 in terms of a,b and c
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

All a,b and are given in terms of the log with base 2. We can find log27 and then take reciprocal of it to get the required answer
a =log 2 ​ 9 = 2log 2 ​ 3....(I)
b =log 2 ​ 35 = log 2 ​ 7+log 2 ​ 5
c=log 2 ​ 15 = log 2 ​ 3+log 2 ​ 5
(I)/2+(II)-(III) equal a/2 + b - c = log27

A survey was conducted by the automotive society of India about the market share of various firms in the passenger car segment. There are a total of 5 market players namely - Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai in the country. Each firm manufactures all types of cars namely Hatchback, Sedan, SUV and Crossover.
The bar graph shows the percentage of various types of cars manufactured by each of the five firms.All the numbers are in a multiple of 5.  (Eg: 15% of the total cars manufactured by Honda are SUVs).

The pie chart given below shows the market share of the firms in the passenger car segment in India. 

It is known that there are a total of 12000 Toyota Sedan cars are available in the Indian market.
Q. What is the total number of crossover cars available in the market?
  • a)
    262000
  • b)
    142000
  • c)
    134000
  • d)
    170000
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

We are given that there are a total of 12000 Toyota sedans available in the Indian market. From the bar graph, we can see that Toyota's sedan share is 10%.
Hence, total number of Toyota cars available in the market = 12000/0.10 = 120000
From the pie chart, we can see that Toyota's market share in passenger car segment = 54/360 x 100 = 15%.
We know that there are a total of 120000 Toyota cars available in the market. 
Hence, the total number of cars available in market = 100/15 ×120000 = 800000
Now that we know the total number of cars in the Indian market, we can easily calculate the number of each type of car. 

From the table,we can see that the total number of crossover cars available in the market = 134000.
Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

A survey was conducted by the automotive society of India about the market share of various firms in the passenger car segment. There are a total of 5 market players namely - Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai in the country. Each firm manufactures all types of cars namely Hatchback, Sedan, SUV and Crossover.
The bar graph shows the percentage of various types of cars manufactured by each of the five firms.All the numbers are in a multiple of 5.  (Eg: 15% of the total cars manufactured by Honda are SUVs).

The pie chart given below shows the market share of the firms in the passenger car segment in India. 

It is known that there are a total of 12000 Toyota Sedan cars are available in the Indian market.
Q. What is the total number of cars available in the passenger car segment in India?
  • a)
    1200000
  • b)
    1000000
  • c)
    900000
  • d)
    800000
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

We are given that there are a total of 12000 Toyota sedans available in the Indian market. From the bar graph, we can see that Toyota's sedan share is 10%.
Hence, total number of Toyota cars available in the market = 12000/0.10 = 120000
From the pie chart, we can see that Toyota's market share in passenger car segment = 54/360 x 100 = 15%.
We know that there are a total of 120000 Toyota cars available in the market. 
Hence, the total number of cars available in market = 100/15 ×120000 = 800000
Now that we know the total number of cars in the Indian market, we can easily calculate the number of each type of car. 

From the table,we can see that the total number of cars available in the Indian market in the passenger car segment = 800000. Therefore, option D is the correct answer.  
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