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CAT 1997 Actual Paper
Direction for questions 1 to 6: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by
four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one
expressed in the question pair.
1. Peel : Peal
a. Coat : Rind b. Laugh : Bell
c. Rain : Reign d. Brain : Cranium
2. Doggerel : Poet
a. Symphony : Composer b. Prediction : Astrologer
c. Wine : Vintner d. Pulp fiction : Novelist
3. Premise : Conclusion
a. Assumption : Inference b. Hypothesis : Theory
c. Knowledge : Ideas d. Brand : Marketing
4. Barge : Vessel
a. Shovel : Implement b. Book : Anthology
c. Rim : Edge d. Training : Preparation
5. Love : Obsession
a. Happiness : Joy b. Amity : Harmony
c. Enemy : Hatred d. Sorrow : Misery
6. Reptile : Adder
a. Skeleton : Flesh b. Method : System
c. Plant : Genus d. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus
Direction for questions 7 to 11: Each of the following questions contains six statements followed by four
sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows
from the first two.
7. A. No bird is viviparous. B. All mammals are viviparous.
C. Bats are viviparous. D. No bat is a bird.
E. No bird is a mammal. F. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC b. ABE c. FBA d. AFC
8. A. No mother is a nurse. B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude. D. Some prude are nurses.
E. Some nurses are women. F. All women like to work.
a. ABE b. CED c. FEB d. BEF
	




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Direction for questions 1 to 6: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by
four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one
expressed in the question pair.
1. Peel : Peal
a. Coat : Rind b. Laugh : Bell
c. Rain : Reign d. Brain : Cranium
2. Doggerel : Poet
a. Symphony : Composer b. Prediction : Astrologer
c. Wine : Vintner d. Pulp fiction : Novelist
3. Premise : Conclusion
a. Assumption : Inference b. Hypothesis : Theory
c. Knowledge : Ideas d. Brand : Marketing
4. Barge : Vessel
a. Shovel : Implement b. Book : Anthology
c. Rim : Edge d. Training : Preparation
5. Love : Obsession
a. Happiness : Joy b. Amity : Harmony
c. Enemy : Hatred d. Sorrow : Misery
6. Reptile : Adder
a. Skeleton : Flesh b. Method : System
c. Plant : Genus d. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus
Direction for questions 7 to 11: Each of the following questions contains six statements followed by four
sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows
from the first two.
7. A. No bird is viviparous. B. All mammals are viviparous.
C. Bats are viviparous. D. No bat is a bird.
E. No bird is a mammal. F. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC b. ABE c. FBA d. AFC
8. A. No mother is a nurse. B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude. D. Some prude are nurses.
E. Some nurses are women. F. All women like to work.
a. ABE b. CED c. FEB d. BEF
	




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9. A. Oranges are sweet. B. All oranges are apples.
C. Some sweet are apples. D. Some oranges are apples.
E. All sweet are sour. F. Some apples are sour.
a. DAC b. CDA c. BCA d. FEC
10. A. Zens are Marutis. B. Zens are fragile.
C. Marutis are fragile. D. Opels are fragile.
E. Marutis are Opels. F. Opels are stable.
a. ACB b. EFD c. CEA d. ABC
11. A. Dogs sleep in the open. B. Sheep sleep indoors.
C. Dogs are like sheep. D. All indoors are sheep.
E. Some dogs are not sheep. F. Some open are not sheep.
a. AFE b. DCA c. ABE d. FBD
Direction for questions 12 to 16: In each of the following sentences, the main statement is followed by
four sentences each. Select a pair of sentences that relate logically to the given statement.
12. Either Sam is ill, or he is drunk.
A. Sam is ill. B. Sam is not ill.
C. Sam is drunk. D. Sam is not drunk.
a. AB b. DA c. AC d. CD
13. Whenever Ram hears of a tragedy, he loses sleep.
A. Ram heard of a tragedy. B. Ram did not hear of a tragedy.
C. Ram lost sleep. D. Ram did not lose sleep.
a. CA b. BD c. DB d. AD
14. Either the train is late, or it has derailed.
A. The train is late. B. The train is not late.
C. The train is derailed. D. The train is not derailed.
a. AB b. DB c. CA d. BC
15. When I read a horror story I have a nightmare.
A. I read a story. B. I did not read a horror story.
C. I did not have a nightmare. D. I had a nightmare.
a. CB b. AD c. BC d. AC
16. When I eat berries I get rashes.
A. I ate berries. B. I did not get rashes.
C. I did not eat berries. D. I got rashes.
a. DA b. BC c. CB d. None of these
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Direction for questions 1 to 6: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by
four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one
expressed in the question pair.
1. Peel : Peal
a. Coat : Rind b. Laugh : Bell
c. Rain : Reign d. Brain : Cranium
2. Doggerel : Poet
a. Symphony : Composer b. Prediction : Astrologer
c. Wine : Vintner d. Pulp fiction : Novelist
3. Premise : Conclusion
a. Assumption : Inference b. Hypothesis : Theory
c. Knowledge : Ideas d. Brand : Marketing
4. Barge : Vessel
a. Shovel : Implement b. Book : Anthology
c. Rim : Edge d. Training : Preparation
5. Love : Obsession
a. Happiness : Joy b. Amity : Harmony
c. Enemy : Hatred d. Sorrow : Misery
6. Reptile : Adder
a. Skeleton : Flesh b. Method : System
c. Plant : Genus d. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus
Direction for questions 7 to 11: Each of the following questions contains six statements followed by four
sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows
from the first two.
7. A. No bird is viviparous. B. All mammals are viviparous.
C. Bats are viviparous. D. No bat is a bird.
E. No bird is a mammal. F. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC b. ABE c. FBA d. AFC
8. A. No mother is a nurse. B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude. D. Some prude are nurses.
E. Some nurses are women. F. All women like to work.
a. ABE b. CED c. FEB d. BEF
	




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9. A. Oranges are sweet. B. All oranges are apples.
C. Some sweet are apples. D. Some oranges are apples.
E. All sweet are sour. F. Some apples are sour.
a. DAC b. CDA c. BCA d. FEC
10. A. Zens are Marutis. B. Zens are fragile.
C. Marutis are fragile. D. Opels are fragile.
E. Marutis are Opels. F. Opels are stable.
a. ACB b. EFD c. CEA d. ABC
11. A. Dogs sleep in the open. B. Sheep sleep indoors.
C. Dogs are like sheep. D. All indoors are sheep.
E. Some dogs are not sheep. F. Some open are not sheep.
a. AFE b. DCA c. ABE d. FBD
Direction for questions 12 to 16: In each of the following sentences, the main statement is followed by
four sentences each. Select a pair of sentences that relate logically to the given statement.
12. Either Sam is ill, or he is drunk.
A. Sam is ill. B. Sam is not ill.
C. Sam is drunk. D. Sam is not drunk.
a. AB b. DA c. AC d. CD
13. Whenever Ram hears of a tragedy, he loses sleep.
A. Ram heard of a tragedy. B. Ram did not hear of a tragedy.
C. Ram lost sleep. D. Ram did not lose sleep.
a. CA b. BD c. DB d. AD
14. Either the train is late, or it has derailed.
A. The train is late. B. The train is not late.
C. The train is derailed. D. The train is not derailed.
a. AB b. DB c. CA d. BC
15. When I read a horror story I have a nightmare.
A. I read a story. B. I did not read a horror story.
C. I did not have a nightmare. D. I had a nightmare.
a. CB b. AD c. BC d. AC
16. When I eat berries I get rashes.
A. I ate berries. B. I did not get rashes.
C. I did not eat berries. D. I got rashes.
a. DA b. BC c. CB d. None of these
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Direction for questions 17 to 21: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentence
has been underlined. From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best
replace the underlined part.
17. This government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling whether the subsequent
one will do.
a. whether the subsequent government will do so
b. if the government to follow will accept the policy
c. if the government to follow will adhere to the policy
d. whether the subsequent one will do so
18. Rahul Bajaj has done a great job of taking the company to its present status, but it is time that he
let go off the reins.
a. let go of the reins b. stepped down
c. let go off the reins d. delegated responsibility
19. With the pick up in the standard of education, expensive private schools have started blooming up
in every corner of the country.
a. started blooming in every corner of the country
b. started mushrooming all over the country
c. started mushrooming in every corner of the country
d. blossomed all over the country
20. It is important that whatever else happens, these two factors should not be messed around with.
a. It is important that b. It is a fact that
c. It should be urgently understood that d. It should be understood that
21. It must be noticed that under no circumstance should the company go in for diversification.
a. It must be noticed b. It must be noted
c. It must be pointed out d. It should be noticed
Direction for questions 22 to 29: In each of the following questions, a part of a sentence has been left
blank. Select from among the four options given below each question, the one which would best fill in the
blank.
22. An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance ___.
a. is reprehensible b. is sordid
c. reopens the first chapter d. writes an epilogue
23. This is about ___ a sociological analysis can penetrate.
a. as far as b. the outer limits that
c. just how far into the subject d. just the relative distance that
24. I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished everything that I ___ achieve five years
ago.
a. set out to b. went to c. thought to d. thought of
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Direction for questions 1 to 6: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by
four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one
expressed in the question pair.
1. Peel : Peal
a. Coat : Rind b. Laugh : Bell
c. Rain : Reign d. Brain : Cranium
2. Doggerel : Poet
a. Symphony : Composer b. Prediction : Astrologer
c. Wine : Vintner d. Pulp fiction : Novelist
3. Premise : Conclusion
a. Assumption : Inference b. Hypothesis : Theory
c. Knowledge : Ideas d. Brand : Marketing
4. Barge : Vessel
a. Shovel : Implement b. Book : Anthology
c. Rim : Edge d. Training : Preparation
5. Love : Obsession
a. Happiness : Joy b. Amity : Harmony
c. Enemy : Hatred d. Sorrow : Misery
6. Reptile : Adder
a. Skeleton : Flesh b. Method : System
c. Plant : Genus d. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus
Direction for questions 7 to 11: Each of the following questions contains six statements followed by four
sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows
from the first two.
7. A. No bird is viviparous. B. All mammals are viviparous.
C. Bats are viviparous. D. No bat is a bird.
E. No bird is a mammal. F. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC b. ABE c. FBA d. AFC
8. A. No mother is a nurse. B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude. D. Some prude are nurses.
E. Some nurses are women. F. All women like to work.
a. ABE b. CED c. FEB d. BEF
	




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9. A. Oranges are sweet. B. All oranges are apples.
C. Some sweet are apples. D. Some oranges are apples.
E. All sweet are sour. F. Some apples are sour.
a. DAC b. CDA c. BCA d. FEC
10. A. Zens are Marutis. B. Zens are fragile.
C. Marutis are fragile. D. Opels are fragile.
E. Marutis are Opels. F. Opels are stable.
a. ACB b. EFD c. CEA d. ABC
11. A. Dogs sleep in the open. B. Sheep sleep indoors.
C. Dogs are like sheep. D. All indoors are sheep.
E. Some dogs are not sheep. F. Some open are not sheep.
a. AFE b. DCA c. ABE d. FBD
Direction for questions 12 to 16: In each of the following sentences, the main statement is followed by
four sentences each. Select a pair of sentences that relate logically to the given statement.
12. Either Sam is ill, or he is drunk.
A. Sam is ill. B. Sam is not ill.
C. Sam is drunk. D. Sam is not drunk.
a. AB b. DA c. AC d. CD
13. Whenever Ram hears of a tragedy, he loses sleep.
A. Ram heard of a tragedy. B. Ram did not hear of a tragedy.
C. Ram lost sleep. D. Ram did not lose sleep.
a. CA b. BD c. DB d. AD
14. Either the train is late, or it has derailed.
A. The train is late. B. The train is not late.
C. The train is derailed. D. The train is not derailed.
a. AB b. DB c. CA d. BC
15. When I read a horror story I have a nightmare.
A. I read a story. B. I did not read a horror story.
C. I did not have a nightmare. D. I had a nightmare.
a. CB b. AD c. BC d. AC
16. When I eat berries I get rashes.
A. I ate berries. B. I did not get rashes.
C. I did not eat berries. D. I got rashes.
a. DA b. BC c. CB d. None of these
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Direction for questions 17 to 21: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentence
has been underlined. From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best
replace the underlined part.
17. This government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling whether the subsequent
one will do.
a. whether the subsequent government will do so
b. if the government to follow will accept the policy
c. if the government to follow will adhere to the policy
d. whether the subsequent one will do so
18. Rahul Bajaj has done a great job of taking the company to its present status, but it is time that he
let go off the reins.
a. let go of the reins b. stepped down
c. let go off the reins d. delegated responsibility
19. With the pick up in the standard of education, expensive private schools have started blooming up
in every corner of the country.
a. started blooming in every corner of the country
b. started mushrooming all over the country
c. started mushrooming in every corner of the country
d. blossomed all over the country
20. It is important that whatever else happens, these two factors should not be messed around with.
a. It is important that b. It is a fact that
c. It should be urgently understood that d. It should be understood that
21. It must be noticed that under no circumstance should the company go in for diversification.
a. It must be noticed b. It must be noted
c. It must be pointed out d. It should be noticed
Direction for questions 22 to 29: In each of the following questions, a part of a sentence has been left
blank. Select from among the four options given below each question, the one which would best fill in the
blank.
22. An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance ___.
a. is reprehensible b. is sordid
c. reopens the first chapter d. writes an epilogue
23. This is about ___ a sociological analysis can penetrate.
a. as far as b. the outer limits that
c. just how far into the subject d. just the relative distance that
24. I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished everything that I ___ achieve five years
ago.
a. set out to b. went to c. thought to d. thought of
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25. This is not the first time that the management has done some ___.
a. tough talk b. tough talking c. firm talk d. firm talking
26. In India the talent is prodigious, and it increases ___.
a. each year b. year by year c. annually d. progressively
27. The present constitution will see ___ amendments but its basic structure will survive.
a. much more b. many more c. too many more d. quite a few more
28. T aking risks, breaking the rules, and being a maverick have always been important for companies,
but, today, they are ___.
a. more crucial than ever b. more crucial
c. much more crucial d. very crucial
29. Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to
___ the economic barriers between nations.
a. break down b. break c. crumble d. dismantle
Direction for questions 30 to 34: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6, so as to
form a logical sequence of six sentences.
30. 1. Whenever technology has flowered, it has put man's language — developing skills into overdrive.
A. Technical terms are spilling into mainstream language almost as fast as junk — mail is
slapped into e-mail boxes.
B. The era of computers is no less.
C. From the wheel with its axle to the spinning wheel with its bobbins, to the compact disc and
its jewel box, inventions have trailed new words in their wake.
D. "Cyberslang is huge, but it's parochial, and we don't know what will filter into the large culture,"
said Tom Dalzell, who wrote the slang dictionary Flappers 2 Rappers.
6. Some slangs already have a pedigree.
a. BCAD b. CBAD c. ABCD d. DBCA
31. 1. Until the MBA arrived on the scene the IIT graduate was king.
A. A degree from one of the five IIT s was a passport to a well-paying job, great prospects abroad
and, for some, a decent dowry to boot.
B. From the day he or she cracked the Joint Entrance Examination, the IIT student commanded
the awe of neighbours and close relatives.
C. IIT students had, meanwhile, also developed their own special culture, complete with lingo
and attitude, which they passed down.
D. True, the success stories of IIT graduates are legion and they now constitute the cream of the
Indian diaspora.
6. But not many alumni would agree that the IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious psychological
 study, let alone an interactive one.
a. BACD b. ADCB c. BADC d. ABCD
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Direction for questions 1 to 6: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by
four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one
expressed in the question pair.
1. Peel : Peal
a. Coat : Rind b. Laugh : Bell
c. Rain : Reign d. Brain : Cranium
2. Doggerel : Poet
a. Symphony : Composer b. Prediction : Astrologer
c. Wine : Vintner d. Pulp fiction : Novelist
3. Premise : Conclusion
a. Assumption : Inference b. Hypothesis : Theory
c. Knowledge : Ideas d. Brand : Marketing
4. Barge : Vessel
a. Shovel : Implement b. Book : Anthology
c. Rim : Edge d. Training : Preparation
5. Love : Obsession
a. Happiness : Joy b. Amity : Harmony
c. Enemy : Hatred d. Sorrow : Misery
6. Reptile : Adder
a. Skeleton : Flesh b. Method : System
c. Plant : Genus d. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus
Direction for questions 7 to 11: Each of the following questions contains six statements followed by four
sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows
from the first two.
7. A. No bird is viviparous. B. All mammals are viviparous.
C. Bats are viviparous. D. No bat is a bird.
E. No bird is a mammal. F. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC b. ABE c. FBA d. AFC
8. A. No mother is a nurse. B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude. D. Some prude are nurses.
E. Some nurses are women. F. All women like to work.
a. ABE b. CED c. FEB d. BEF
	




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9. A. Oranges are sweet. B. All oranges are apples.
C. Some sweet are apples. D. Some oranges are apples.
E. All sweet are sour. F. Some apples are sour.
a. DAC b. CDA c. BCA d. FEC
10. A. Zens are Marutis. B. Zens are fragile.
C. Marutis are fragile. D. Opels are fragile.
E. Marutis are Opels. F. Opels are stable.
a. ACB b. EFD c. CEA d. ABC
11. A. Dogs sleep in the open. B. Sheep sleep indoors.
C. Dogs are like sheep. D. All indoors are sheep.
E. Some dogs are not sheep. F. Some open are not sheep.
a. AFE b. DCA c. ABE d. FBD
Direction for questions 12 to 16: In each of the following sentences, the main statement is followed by
four sentences each. Select a pair of sentences that relate logically to the given statement.
12. Either Sam is ill, or he is drunk.
A. Sam is ill. B. Sam is not ill.
C. Sam is drunk. D. Sam is not drunk.
a. AB b. DA c. AC d. CD
13. Whenever Ram hears of a tragedy, he loses sleep.
A. Ram heard of a tragedy. B. Ram did not hear of a tragedy.
C. Ram lost sleep. D. Ram did not lose sleep.
a. CA b. BD c. DB d. AD
14. Either the train is late, or it has derailed.
A. The train is late. B. The train is not late.
C. The train is derailed. D. The train is not derailed.
a. AB b. DB c. CA d. BC
15. When I read a horror story I have a nightmare.
A. I read a story. B. I did not read a horror story.
C. I did not have a nightmare. D. I had a nightmare.
a. CB b. AD c. BC d. AC
16. When I eat berries I get rashes.
A. I ate berries. B. I did not get rashes.
C. I did not eat berries. D. I got rashes.
a. DA b. BC c. CB d. None of these
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Direction for questions 17 to 21: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentence
has been underlined. From the choices given, you are required to choose the one, which would best
replace the underlined part.
17. This government has given subsidies to the Navratnas but there is no telling whether the subsequent
one will do.
a. whether the subsequent government will do so
b. if the government to follow will accept the policy
c. if the government to follow will adhere to the policy
d. whether the subsequent one will do so
18. Rahul Bajaj has done a great job of taking the company to its present status, but it is time that he
let go off the reins.
a. let go of the reins b. stepped down
c. let go off the reins d. delegated responsibility
19. With the pick up in the standard of education, expensive private schools have started blooming up
in every corner of the country.
a. started blooming in every corner of the country
b. started mushrooming all over the country
c. started mushrooming in every corner of the country
d. blossomed all over the country
20. It is important that whatever else happens, these two factors should not be messed around with.
a. It is important that b. It is a fact that
c. It should be urgently understood that d. It should be understood that
21. It must be noticed that under no circumstance should the company go in for diversification.
a. It must be noticed b. It must be noted
c. It must be pointed out d. It should be noticed
Direction for questions 22 to 29: In each of the following questions, a part of a sentence has been left
blank. Select from among the four options given below each question, the one which would best fill in the
blank.
22. An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance ___.
a. is reprehensible b. is sordid
c. reopens the first chapter d. writes an epilogue
23. This is about ___ a sociological analysis can penetrate.
a. as far as b. the outer limits that
c. just how far into the subject d. just the relative distance that
24. I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished everything that I ___ achieve five years
ago.
a. set out to b. went to c. thought to d. thought of
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25. This is not the first time that the management has done some ___.
a. tough talk b. tough talking c. firm talk d. firm talking
26. In India the talent is prodigious, and it increases ___.
a. each year b. year by year c. annually d. progressively
27. The present constitution will see ___ amendments but its basic structure will survive.
a. much more b. many more c. too many more d. quite a few more
28. T aking risks, breaking the rules, and being a maverick have always been important for companies,
but, today, they are ___.
a. more crucial than ever b. more crucial
c. much more crucial d. very crucial
29. Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to
___ the economic barriers between nations.
a. break down b. break c. crumble d. dismantle
Direction for questions 30 to 34: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6, so as to
form a logical sequence of six sentences.
30. 1. Whenever technology has flowered, it has put man's language — developing skills into overdrive.
A. Technical terms are spilling into mainstream language almost as fast as junk — mail is
slapped into e-mail boxes.
B. The era of computers is no less.
C. From the wheel with its axle to the spinning wheel with its bobbins, to the compact disc and
its jewel box, inventions have trailed new words in their wake.
D. "Cyberslang is huge, but it's parochial, and we don't know what will filter into the large culture,"
said Tom Dalzell, who wrote the slang dictionary Flappers 2 Rappers.
6. Some slangs already have a pedigree.
a. BCAD b. CBAD c. ABCD d. DBCA
31. 1. Until the MBA arrived on the scene the IIT graduate was king.
A. A degree from one of the five IIT s was a passport to a well-paying job, great prospects abroad
and, for some, a decent dowry to boot.
B. From the day he or she cracked the Joint Entrance Examination, the IIT student commanded
the awe of neighbours and close relatives.
C. IIT students had, meanwhile, also developed their own special culture, complete with lingo
and attitude, which they passed down.
D. True, the success stories of IIT graduates are legion and they now constitute the cream of the
Indian diaspora.
6. But not many alumni would agree that the IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious psychological
 study, let alone an interactive one.
a. BACD b. ADCB c. BADC d. ABCD
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32. 1. Some of the maharajas, like the one at Kapurthala, had exquisite taste.
A. In 1902, the Maharaja of Kapurthala gave his civil engineer photographs of the Versailles
Palace and asked him to replicate it, right down to the gargoyles.
B. Y eshwantrao Holkar of Indore brought in Bauhaus aesthetics and even works of modern artists
like Brancusi and Duchamp.
C. Kitsch is the most polite way to describe them.
D. But many of them, as the available light photographs show, had execrable taste.
6. Like Ali Baba's caves, some of the palaces were like warehouses with the downright ugly next to
the sublimely aesthetic.
a. BACD b. BDCA c. ABCD d. ABDC
33. 1. There, in Europe, his true gifts unveiled.
A. Playing with Don Cherie, blending Indian music and jazz for the first time, he began setting the
pace in the late 70s for much of what present — day fusion is.
B. John McLaughlin, the legendary guitarist whose soul has always had an Indian stamp on it,
was seduced immediately.
C. Fusion by Gurtu had begun.
D. He partnered Gurtu for four years, and 'natured' him as a composer.
6. But for every experimental musician there's a critic nestling nearby.
a. ABCD b. BCAD c. ADBC d. ABDC
34. 1. India, which has two out of every five TB patients in the world, is on the brink of a major public
health disaster.
A. If untreated, a TB patient can die within five years.
B. Unlike AIDS, the great curse of modern sexuality, the TB germ is airborne, which means there
are no barriers to its spread.
C. The dreaded infection ranks fourth among major killers worldwide.
D. Every minute, a patient falls prey to the infection in India, which means that over five lakh
people die of the disease annually.
6. Anyone, anywhere can be affected by this disease.
a. CADB b. BACD c. ABCD d. DBAC
Direction for questions 35 to 44: Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence so as to
make a coherent paragraph.
35. A. It begins with an ordinary fever and a moderate cough.
B. India could be under attack from a class of germs that cause what are called atypical pneumonias.
C. Slowly, a sore throat progresses to bronchitis and then pneumonia and respiratory complications.
D. It appears like the ordinary flu, but baffled doctors find that the usual drugs don't work.
a. ABCD b. BDAC c. ADCB d. BCDA
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