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CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 1
Direction for question 1 to 10:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
In the following questions, a set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the
remaining word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark
that as your answer.
1. a. Couple b. Sever c. Rend d. Lacerate
2. a. Quell b. Ruffle c. Allay d. Control
3. a. Cease b. Launch c. Initiate d. Commence
4. a. Brink b. Hub c. Verge d. Brim
5. a. Eulogy b. Panegyric c. Ignominy d. Glorification
6. a. Detest b. Abhor c. Ardour d. Loathe
7. a. Adroit b. Adept c. Dexterous d. Awkward
8. a. T aciturn b. Reserved c. Clamorous d. Silent
9. a. Sporadic b. Frequent c. Intermittent d. Scarce
10. a. Fanatic b. Zealot c. Maniac d. Rational
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In these questions, each sentence has been divided into four parts, marked a, b, c and d. Identify that part of
the sentence which needs to be changed for the sentence to be grammatically correct.
11. a. Almost all school teachers insist that b. a student's mother
c. is responsible for the student's conduct d. as well as his dress.
12. a. In the forthcoming elections b. every man and woman
c. must vote for the candidate d. of their choice.
13. a. If one has to decide b. about the choice of a career
c. you should choose that option d. which is really beneficial.
	




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CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 1
Direction for question 1 to 10:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
In the following questions, a set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the
remaining word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark
that as your answer.
1. a. Couple b. Sever c. Rend d. Lacerate
2. a. Quell b. Ruffle c. Allay d. Control
3. a. Cease b. Launch c. Initiate d. Commence
4. a. Brink b. Hub c. Verge d. Brim
5. a. Eulogy b. Panegyric c. Ignominy d. Glorification
6. a. Detest b. Abhor c. Ardour d. Loathe
7. a. Adroit b. Adept c. Dexterous d. Awkward
8. a. T aciturn b. Reserved c. Clamorous d. Silent
9. a. Sporadic b. Frequent c. Intermittent d. Scarce
10. a. Fanatic b. Zealot c. Maniac d. Rational
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In these questions, each sentence has been divided into four parts, marked a, b, c and d. Identify that part of
the sentence which needs to be changed for the sentence to be grammatically correct.
11. a. Almost all school teachers insist that b. a student's mother
c. is responsible for the student's conduct d. as well as his dress.
12. a. In the forthcoming elections b. every man and woman
c. must vote for the candidate d. of their choice.
13. a. If one has to decide b. about the choice of a career
c. you should choose that option d. which is really beneficial.
	




CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 2
14. a. It is essential that diseases like tuberculosis b. are detected and treated
c. as early as possible in order to d. assure a successful cure.
15. a. The Mumbai police have found b. the body of a man
c. who they believe to be d. the prime suspect in a murder case.
Direction for questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words
or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the
original pair.
16. Limpid : Murky
a. Dazed : Clouded b. Obscure : Vague
c. Bright : Gloomy d. Nebulous : Dim
17. Ease : Alleviate
a. Hint : Allocative b. Revolt : Repudiate
c. Collapse : Rise d. Question : Interrogate
18. Secret : Clandestine
a. Overt : Furtive b. Covert : Stealthy
c. Open : Closed d. News : Rumour
19. Drama : Audience
a. Brawl : Vagabonds b. Game : Spectators
c. Art : Critics d. Movie : Actors
20. Building : Storey
a. Book : Chapter b. Sentence : Adjective
c. Tree : Stem d. Elephant : Tusk
Direction for questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of these questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by a pair of words or phrases. Select
the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship that is least similar to the one expressed in the original pair.
21. Germane : Pertinent
a. Apt : Appropriate b. Quick : Urgent
c. Dull : Sluggish d. Excited : Serene
22. Sail : Ship
a. Propeller : Aeroplane b. Radar : Satellite
c. Hydrogen : Balloon d. Accelerator : Car
23. Cosmic : Universe
a. Terrestrial : Earth b. Lunar : Moon
c. Connubial : Youth d. Annular : Ring
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CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 1
Direction for question 1 to 10:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
In the following questions, a set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the
remaining word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark
that as your answer.
1. a. Couple b. Sever c. Rend d. Lacerate
2. a. Quell b. Ruffle c. Allay d. Control
3. a. Cease b. Launch c. Initiate d. Commence
4. a. Brink b. Hub c. Verge d. Brim
5. a. Eulogy b. Panegyric c. Ignominy d. Glorification
6. a. Detest b. Abhor c. Ardour d. Loathe
7. a. Adroit b. Adept c. Dexterous d. Awkward
8. a. T aciturn b. Reserved c. Clamorous d. Silent
9. a. Sporadic b. Frequent c. Intermittent d. Scarce
10. a. Fanatic b. Zealot c. Maniac d. Rational
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In these questions, each sentence has been divided into four parts, marked a, b, c and d. Identify that part of
the sentence which needs to be changed for the sentence to be grammatically correct.
11. a. Almost all school teachers insist that b. a student's mother
c. is responsible for the student's conduct d. as well as his dress.
12. a. In the forthcoming elections b. every man and woman
c. must vote for the candidate d. of their choice.
13. a. If one has to decide b. about the choice of a career
c. you should choose that option d. which is really beneficial.
	




CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 2
14. a. It is essential that diseases like tuberculosis b. are detected and treated
c. as early as possible in order to d. assure a successful cure.
15. a. The Mumbai police have found b. the body of a man
c. who they believe to be d. the prime suspect in a murder case.
Direction for questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words
or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the
original pair.
16. Limpid : Murky
a. Dazed : Clouded b. Obscure : Vague
c. Bright : Gloomy d. Nebulous : Dim
17. Ease : Alleviate
a. Hint : Allocative b. Revolt : Repudiate
c. Collapse : Rise d. Question : Interrogate
18. Secret : Clandestine
a. Overt : Furtive b. Covert : Stealthy
c. Open : Closed d. News : Rumour
19. Drama : Audience
a. Brawl : Vagabonds b. Game : Spectators
c. Art : Critics d. Movie : Actors
20. Building : Storey
a. Book : Chapter b. Sentence : Adjective
c. Tree : Stem d. Elephant : Tusk
Direction for questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of these questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by a pair of words or phrases. Select
the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship that is least similar to the one expressed in the original pair.
21. Germane : Pertinent
a. Apt : Appropriate b. Quick : Urgent
c. Dull : Sluggish d. Excited : Serene
22. Sail : Ship
a. Propeller : Aeroplane b. Radar : Satellite
c. Hydrogen : Balloon d. Accelerator : Car
23. Cosmic : Universe
a. Terrestrial : Earth b. Lunar : Moon
c. Connubial : Youth d. Annular : Ring
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24. Canine : Dog
a. Feline : Cat b. Aquiline : Parrot
c. Serpentine : Cobra d. Vulpine : Fox
25. Xenophobia : Foreigners
a. Claustrophobia : Height b. Anglophobia : Englishmen
c. Bibliophobia : Book d. Hemophobia : Blood
Direction for questions 26 to 30: Answer the questions based on the following information.
Each of the questions consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. You are required to arrange the
sentences in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
26. A. Where there is division there must be conflict, not only division between man and woman, but also
division on the basis of race, religion and language.
B. We said the present condition of racial divisions, linguistic divisions has brought out so many wars.
C. Also we went into the question as to why does this conflict between man and man exist.
D. May we continue with what we were discussing last evening?
a. ABCD b. DBCA c. BCAD d. BDAC
27. A. No other documents give us so intimate a sense of the tone and temper of the first generation poets.
B. Part of the interest of the journal is course historical.
C. And the clues to Wordsworth's creative processes which the journal affords are of decisive
significance.
D. Not even in their own letters do Wordsworth and Coleridge stand so present before us than they do
through the references in the journal.
a. BACD b. BDAC c. CBAD d. DABC
28. A. These high plans died, slowly but definitively, and were replaced by the dream of a huge work on
philosophy.
B. In doing whatever little he could of the new plan, the poet managed to write speculations on theology,
and political theory.
C. The poet's huge ambitions included writing a philosophic epic on the origin of evil.
D. However, not much was done in this regard either, with only fragments being written.
a. ABCD b. CBAD c. CDAB d. CADB
29. A. We can never leave off wondering how that which has ever been should cease to be.
B. As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time.
C. Nothing else, indeed, seems to be of any consequence; and we become misers in this sense.
D. We try to arrest its few last tottering steps, and to make it linger on the brink of the grave.
a. ACDB b. BCDA c. BDCA d. ABCD
30. A. There is no complete knowledge about anything.
B. Our thinking is the outcome of knowledge, and knowledge is always limited.
C. Knowledge always goes hand in hand with ignorance.
D. Therefore, our thinking which is born out of knowledge, is always limited under all circumstances.
a. BCAD b. BCDA c. DABC d. CBDA
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CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 1
Direction for question 1 to 10:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
In the following questions, a set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the
remaining word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark
that as your answer.
1. a. Couple b. Sever c. Rend d. Lacerate
2. a. Quell b. Ruffle c. Allay d. Control
3. a. Cease b. Launch c. Initiate d. Commence
4. a. Brink b. Hub c. Verge d. Brim
5. a. Eulogy b. Panegyric c. Ignominy d. Glorification
6. a. Detest b. Abhor c. Ardour d. Loathe
7. a. Adroit b. Adept c. Dexterous d. Awkward
8. a. T aciturn b. Reserved c. Clamorous d. Silent
9. a. Sporadic b. Frequent c. Intermittent d. Scarce
10. a. Fanatic b. Zealot c. Maniac d. Rational
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In these questions, each sentence has been divided into four parts, marked a, b, c and d. Identify that part of
the sentence which needs to be changed for the sentence to be grammatically correct.
11. a. Almost all school teachers insist that b. a student's mother
c. is responsible for the student's conduct d. as well as his dress.
12. a. In the forthcoming elections b. every man and woman
c. must vote for the candidate d. of their choice.
13. a. If one has to decide b. about the choice of a career
c. you should choose that option d. which is really beneficial.
	




CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 2
14. a. It is essential that diseases like tuberculosis b. are detected and treated
c. as early as possible in order to d. assure a successful cure.
15. a. The Mumbai police have found b. the body of a man
c. who they believe to be d. the prime suspect in a murder case.
Direction for questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words
or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the
original pair.
16. Limpid : Murky
a. Dazed : Clouded b. Obscure : Vague
c. Bright : Gloomy d. Nebulous : Dim
17. Ease : Alleviate
a. Hint : Allocative b. Revolt : Repudiate
c. Collapse : Rise d. Question : Interrogate
18. Secret : Clandestine
a. Overt : Furtive b. Covert : Stealthy
c. Open : Closed d. News : Rumour
19. Drama : Audience
a. Brawl : Vagabonds b. Game : Spectators
c. Art : Critics d. Movie : Actors
20. Building : Storey
a. Book : Chapter b. Sentence : Adjective
c. Tree : Stem d. Elephant : Tusk
Direction for questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of these questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by a pair of words or phrases. Select
the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship that is least similar to the one expressed in the original pair.
21. Germane : Pertinent
a. Apt : Appropriate b. Quick : Urgent
c. Dull : Sluggish d. Excited : Serene
22. Sail : Ship
a. Propeller : Aeroplane b. Radar : Satellite
c. Hydrogen : Balloon d. Accelerator : Car
23. Cosmic : Universe
a. Terrestrial : Earth b. Lunar : Moon
c. Connubial : Youth d. Annular : Ring
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24. Canine : Dog
a. Feline : Cat b. Aquiline : Parrot
c. Serpentine : Cobra d. Vulpine : Fox
25. Xenophobia : Foreigners
a. Claustrophobia : Height b. Anglophobia : Englishmen
c. Bibliophobia : Book d. Hemophobia : Blood
Direction for questions 26 to 30: Answer the questions based on the following information.
Each of the questions consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. You are required to arrange the
sentences in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
26. A. Where there is division there must be conflict, not only division between man and woman, but also
division on the basis of race, religion and language.
B. We said the present condition of racial divisions, linguistic divisions has brought out so many wars.
C. Also we went into the question as to why does this conflict between man and man exist.
D. May we continue with what we were discussing last evening?
a. ABCD b. DBCA c. BCAD d. BDAC
27. A. No other documents give us so intimate a sense of the tone and temper of the first generation poets.
B. Part of the interest of the journal is course historical.
C. And the clues to Wordsworth's creative processes which the journal affords are of decisive
significance.
D. Not even in their own letters do Wordsworth and Coleridge stand so present before us than they do
through the references in the journal.
a. BACD b. BDAC c. CBAD d. DABC
28. A. These high plans died, slowly but definitively, and were replaced by the dream of a huge work on
philosophy.
B. In doing whatever little he could of the new plan, the poet managed to write speculations on theology,
and political theory.
C. The poet's huge ambitions included writing a philosophic epic on the origin of evil.
D. However, not much was done in this regard either, with only fragments being written.
a. ABCD b. CBAD c. CDAB d. CADB
29. A. We can never leave off wondering how that which has ever been should cease to be.
B. As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time.
C. Nothing else, indeed, seems to be of any consequence; and we become misers in this sense.
D. We try to arrest its few last tottering steps, and to make it linger on the brink of the grave.
a. ACDB b. BCDA c. BDCA d. ABCD
30. A. There is no complete knowledge about anything.
B. Our thinking is the outcome of knowledge, and knowledge is always limited.
C. Knowledge always goes hand in hand with ignorance.
D. Therefore, our thinking which is born out of knowledge, is always limited under all circumstances.
a. BCAD b. BCDA c. DABC d. CBDA
CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 4
Direction for questions 31 to 40: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6, so as to form
a logical sequence of six sentences.
31. 1. Currency movements can have a dramatic impact on equity returns for foreign investors.
A. This is not surprising as many developing economies try to peg their exchange rates to the US
dollar or to a basket of currencies.
B. Many developing economies manage to keep exchange rate volatility lower than that in the
industrial economies.
C. India has also gone in for the full float on the current account and abolished the managed
exchange rate.
D. Dramatic exceptions are Argentina, Brazil and Nigeria.
6. Another emerging market specific risk is liquidity risk.
a. ADBC b. CDAB c. BDAC d. CABD
32. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals — the name
given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
B. Industrial organisations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organised by the employees.
C. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurdwaras.
 D. Logically, therefore, such a power should be remembered in good times also.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
a. ADBC b. BCAD c. CADB d. DACB
33. 1. T otal forgiveness for a mistake generates a sense of complacency towards target achievement
among the employees.
A. In such a situation the work ethos gets distorted and individuals get a feeling that they can get
away with any lapse.
B. The feeling that they develop is: whether I produce results or not, the management will not
punish me or does not have the guts to punish me.
C. Also, excess laxity damages management credibility, because for a long time, the management
has maintained that dysfunctional behaviour will result in punishment, and when something
goes wrong, it fails to take specific punitive action.
D. The severity of the punishment may be reduced, by modifying it, but some action must be taken
against the guilty so as to serve as a reminder for all others in the organization.
6. Moreover, it helps establish the management's image of being firm, fair and yet human.
a. DCBA b. BACD c. DBCA d. CABD
34. 1. But the vessel kept going away.
A. He looked anxiously around.
B. There was nothing to see but the water and empty sky.
C. He could now barely see her funnel and masts when heaved up on a high wave.
D. He did not know for what.
6. A breaking wave slapped him in the face, choking him.
a. ADBC b. ACDB c. CADB d. ABCD
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CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 1
Direction for question 1 to 10:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
In the following questions, a set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the
remaining word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark
that as your answer.
1. a. Couple b. Sever c. Rend d. Lacerate
2. a. Quell b. Ruffle c. Allay d. Control
3. a. Cease b. Launch c. Initiate d. Commence
4. a. Brink b. Hub c. Verge d. Brim
5. a. Eulogy b. Panegyric c. Ignominy d. Glorification
6. a. Detest b. Abhor c. Ardour d. Loathe
7. a. Adroit b. Adept c. Dexterous d. Awkward
8. a. T aciturn b. Reserved c. Clamorous d. Silent
9. a. Sporadic b. Frequent c. Intermittent d. Scarce
10. a. Fanatic b. Zealot c. Maniac d. Rational
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In these questions, each sentence has been divided into four parts, marked a, b, c and d. Identify that part of
the sentence which needs to be changed for the sentence to be grammatically correct.
11. a. Almost all school teachers insist that b. a student's mother
c. is responsible for the student's conduct d. as well as his dress.
12. a. In the forthcoming elections b. every man and woman
c. must vote for the candidate d. of their choice.
13. a. If one has to decide b. about the choice of a career
c. you should choose that option d. which is really beneficial.
	




CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 2
14. a. It is essential that diseases like tuberculosis b. are detected and treated
c. as early as possible in order to d. assure a successful cure.
15. a. The Mumbai police have found b. the body of a man
c. who they believe to be d. the prime suspect in a murder case.
Direction for questions 16 to 20: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words
or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the
original pair.
16. Limpid : Murky
a. Dazed : Clouded b. Obscure : Vague
c. Bright : Gloomy d. Nebulous : Dim
17. Ease : Alleviate
a. Hint : Allocative b. Revolt : Repudiate
c. Collapse : Rise d. Question : Interrogate
18. Secret : Clandestine
a. Overt : Furtive b. Covert : Stealthy
c. Open : Closed d. News : Rumour
19. Drama : Audience
a. Brawl : Vagabonds b. Game : Spectators
c. Art : Critics d. Movie : Actors
20. Building : Storey
a. Book : Chapter b. Sentence : Adjective
c. Tree : Stem d. Elephant : Tusk
Direction for questions 21 to 25: Answer the questions based on the following information.
In each of these questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by a pair of words or phrases. Select
the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship that is least similar to the one expressed in the original pair.
21. Germane : Pertinent
a. Apt : Appropriate b. Quick : Urgent
c. Dull : Sluggish d. Excited : Serene
22. Sail : Ship
a. Propeller : Aeroplane b. Radar : Satellite
c. Hydrogen : Balloon d. Accelerator : Car
23. Cosmic : Universe
a. Terrestrial : Earth b. Lunar : Moon
c. Connubial : Youth d. Annular : Ring
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24. Canine : Dog
a. Feline : Cat b. Aquiline : Parrot
c. Serpentine : Cobra d. Vulpine : Fox
25. Xenophobia : Foreigners
a. Claustrophobia : Height b. Anglophobia : Englishmen
c. Bibliophobia : Book d. Hemophobia : Blood
Direction for questions 26 to 30: Answer the questions based on the following information.
Each of the questions consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. You are required to arrange the
sentences in a proper sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
26. A. Where there is division there must be conflict, not only division between man and woman, but also
division on the basis of race, religion and language.
B. We said the present condition of racial divisions, linguistic divisions has brought out so many wars.
C. Also we went into the question as to why does this conflict between man and man exist.
D. May we continue with what we were discussing last evening?
a. ABCD b. DBCA c. BCAD d. BDAC
27. A. No other documents give us so intimate a sense of the tone and temper of the first generation poets.
B. Part of the interest of the journal is course historical.
C. And the clues to Wordsworth's creative processes which the journal affords are of decisive
significance.
D. Not even in their own letters do Wordsworth and Coleridge stand so present before us than they do
through the references in the journal.
a. BACD b. BDAC c. CBAD d. DABC
28. A. These high plans died, slowly but definitively, and were replaced by the dream of a huge work on
philosophy.
B. In doing whatever little he could of the new plan, the poet managed to write speculations on theology,
and political theory.
C. The poet's huge ambitions included writing a philosophic epic on the origin of evil.
D. However, not much was done in this regard either, with only fragments being written.
a. ABCD b. CBAD c. CDAB d. CADB
29. A. We can never leave off wondering how that which has ever been should cease to be.
B. As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time.
C. Nothing else, indeed, seems to be of any consequence; and we become misers in this sense.
D. We try to arrest its few last tottering steps, and to make it linger on the brink of the grave.
a. ACDB b. BCDA c. BDCA d. ABCD
30. A. There is no complete knowledge about anything.
B. Our thinking is the outcome of knowledge, and knowledge is always limited.
C. Knowledge always goes hand in hand with ignorance.
D. Therefore, our thinking which is born out of knowledge, is always limited under all circumstances.
a. BCAD b. BCDA c. DABC d. CBDA
CAT 1995 Actual Paper
Page 4
Direction for questions 31 to 40: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6, so as to form
a logical sequence of six sentences.
31. 1. Currency movements can have a dramatic impact on equity returns for foreign investors.
A. This is not surprising as many developing economies try to peg their exchange rates to the US
dollar or to a basket of currencies.
B. Many developing economies manage to keep exchange rate volatility lower than that in the
industrial economies.
C. India has also gone in for the full float on the current account and abolished the managed
exchange rate.
D. Dramatic exceptions are Argentina, Brazil and Nigeria.
6. Another emerging market specific risk is liquidity risk.
a. ADBC b. CDAB c. BDAC d. CABD
32. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals — the name
given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
B. Industrial organisations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organised by the employees.
C. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurdwaras.
 D. Logically, therefore, such a power should be remembered in good times also.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
a. ADBC b. BCAD c. CADB d. DACB
33. 1. T otal forgiveness for a mistake generates a sense of complacency towards target achievement
among the employees.
A. In such a situation the work ethos gets distorted and individuals get a feeling that they can get
away with any lapse.
B. The feeling that they develop is: whether I produce results or not, the management will not
punish me or does not have the guts to punish me.
C. Also, excess laxity damages management credibility, because for a long time, the management
has maintained that dysfunctional behaviour will result in punishment, and when something
goes wrong, it fails to take specific punitive action.
D. The severity of the punishment may be reduced, by modifying it, but some action must be taken
against the guilty so as to serve as a reminder for all others in the organization.
6. Moreover, it helps establish the management's image of being firm, fair and yet human.
a. DCBA b. BACD c. DBCA d. CABD
34. 1. But the vessel kept going away.
A. He looked anxiously around.
B. There was nothing to see but the water and empty sky.
C. He could now barely see her funnel and masts when heaved up on a high wave.
D. He did not know for what.
6. A breaking wave slapped him in the face, choking him.
a. ADBC b. ACDB c. CADB d. ABCD
CAT 1995 Actual Paper Page 5
35. 1. Managers must lead by example; they should not be averse to giving a hand in manual work; if
required.
A. They should also update their competence to guide their subordinates; this would be possible
only if they keep in regular touch with new processes, machines, instruments, gauges, systems
and gadgets.
B. Work must be allocated to different groups and team members in clear, specific terms.
C. T oo much of wall-building is detrimental to the exercise of the 'personal charisma' of the leader
whose presence should not be felt only through notices, circulars or memos, but by being seen
physically.
D. Simple, clean living among one's people should be insisted upon.
6. This would mean the maintaining of an updated organization chart; laying down job descriptions;
identifying key result areas; setting personal targets; and above all, monitoring of performance, to
meet organizational goals.
a. BDAC b. BCDA c. ADCB d. ACDB
36. 1. The top management should perceive the true worth of people and only then make friends.
A. Such 'true friends' are very few and very rare.
B. Factors such as affluence, riches, outward sophistication and conceptual abilities are not
prerequisites for genuine friendship.
C. Such people must be respected and kept close to the heart.
D. Business realities call for developing a large circle of acquaintances and contacts; however, all
of them will be motivated by their own self-interest and it would be wrong to treat them as
genuine friends.
6. There is always a need for real friends to whom one can turn for balanced, unselfish advice, more so
when one is caught in a dilemma.
a. ABCD b. ADBC c. ACDB d. ACBD
37. 1. Managers, especially the successful ones, should guard against ascribing to themselves qualities
and attributes which they may not have, or may have in a measure much less than what they think
they have!
A. External appearances can be deceptive.
B. To initiate action, without being in possession of full facts, can lead to disastrous results.
C. Also, one should develop confidants who can be used as sounding boards, in order to check
one's own thinking against that of the others.
D. It is also useful to be receptive to feedback about oneself so that a real understanding of the
'self' exists.
6. A false perception can be like wearing coloured glasses — all facts get tainted by colour of the
glass and the mind interprets them wrongly to fit into the perception.
a. DCAB b. BADC c. DABC d. BCAD
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