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Sub-Section I – A: Number of Questions = 26
Note: Questions 1 to 26 carry one mark each.
Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character
reading software cannot read something, it leaves the space blank. The scanner output reads as follows:
Name Finance Marketing Statistics Strategy Operations GPA
Aparna B F 1.4
Bikas D D F F
Chandra D A F F 2.4
Deepak A B D D 3.2
Fazal D F B D 2.4
Gowri C C A B 3.8
Hari B A D 2.8
Ismet B A
Jagdeep A A B C 3.8
Kunal F A F F 1.8
Leena B A B F 3.2
Manab A B B
Nisha A D B A F 3.6
Osman C B B A 4.6
Preeti F D D 3.2
Rahul A C A F 4.2
Sameer C F B
Tara B 2.4
Utkarsh F C A 3
Vipul A C C F 2.4
	


	
Instructions:
1. The Test Paper contains 123 questions. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
2. The paper is divided into three sections. Section-I: 38 Q:, Section-II: 35 Q:, Section-III: 50 Q.
3. Wrong answers carry negative marks. There is only one correct answer for each question.
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Sub-Section I – A: Number of Questions = 26
Note: Questions 1 to 26 carry one mark each.
Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character
reading software cannot read something, it leaves the space blank. The scanner output reads as follows:
Name Finance Marketing Statistics Strategy Operations GPA
Aparna B F 1.4
Bikas D D F F
Chandra D A F F 2.4
Deepak A B D D 3.2
Fazal D F B D 2.4
Gowri C C A B 3.8
Hari B A D 2.8
Ismet B A
Jagdeep A A B C 3.8
Kunal F A F F 1.8
Leena B A B F 3.2
Manab A B B
Nisha A D B A F 3.6
Osman C B B A 4.6
Preeti F D D 3.2
Rahul A C A F 4.2
Sameer C F B
Tara B 2.4
Utkarsh F C A 3
Vipul A C C F 2.4
	


	
Instructions:
1. The Test Paper contains 123 questions. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
2. The paper is divided into three sections. Section-I: 38 Q:, Section-II: 35 Q:, Section-III: 50 Q.
3. Wrong answers carry negative marks. There is only one correct answer for each question.
In the grading system, A, B, C, D, and F grades fetch 6, 4, 3, 2, and 0 grade points respectively. The Grade
Point Average (GPA) is the arithmetic mean of the grade points obtained in the five subjects. For example
Nisha's GPA is (6 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 0) / 5 = 3.6. Some additional facts are also known about the students'
grades. These are
(a) Vipul obtained the same grade in Marketing as Aparna obtained in Finance and Strategy.
(b) Fazal obtained the same grade in Strategy as Utkarsh did in Marketing.
(c) Tara received the same grade in exactly three courses.
1. What grade did Preeti obtain in Statistics?
(1)  A (2) B (3) C (4)  D
2. In operations, T ara could have received the same grade as
(1) Ismet (2) Hari (3) Jagdeep (4)  Manab
3. In Strategy, Gowri's grade point was higher than that obtained by
(1) Fazal (2) Hari (3) Nisha (4) Rahul
4. What grade did Utkarsh obtain in Finance?
(1) B (2) C (3) D (4) F
Directions for questions 5 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of individual members
of the Ahuja family (  ), the Bose family ( ), the Coomar family ( ), and the Dubey family ( ). For
these questions, savings is defined as
1000
2000
3000
0
1000 2000
3000
Expenditure
Income
Line indicating 
Income = Expenditure
Savings = Income – Expenditure
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Sub-Section I – A: Number of Questions = 26
Note: Questions 1 to 26 carry one mark each.
Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character
reading software cannot read something, it leaves the space blank. The scanner output reads as follows:
Name Finance Marketing Statistics Strategy Operations GPA
Aparna B F 1.4
Bikas D D F F
Chandra D A F F 2.4
Deepak A B D D 3.2
Fazal D F B D 2.4
Gowri C C A B 3.8
Hari B A D 2.8
Ismet B A
Jagdeep A A B C 3.8
Kunal F A F F 1.8
Leena B A B F 3.2
Manab A B B
Nisha A D B A F 3.6
Osman C B B A 4.6
Preeti F D D 3.2
Rahul A C A F 4.2
Sameer C F B
Tara B 2.4
Utkarsh F C A 3
Vipul A C C F 2.4
	


	
Instructions:
1. The Test Paper contains 123 questions. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
2. The paper is divided into three sections. Section-I: 38 Q:, Section-II: 35 Q:, Section-III: 50 Q.
3. Wrong answers carry negative marks. There is only one correct answer for each question.
In the grading system, A, B, C, D, and F grades fetch 6, 4, 3, 2, and 0 grade points respectively. The Grade
Point Average (GPA) is the arithmetic mean of the grade points obtained in the five subjects. For example
Nisha's GPA is (6 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 0) / 5 = 3.6. Some additional facts are also known about the students'
grades. These are
(a) Vipul obtained the same grade in Marketing as Aparna obtained in Finance and Strategy.
(b) Fazal obtained the same grade in Strategy as Utkarsh did in Marketing.
(c) Tara received the same grade in exactly three courses.
1. What grade did Preeti obtain in Statistics?
(1)  A (2) B (3) C (4)  D
2. In operations, T ara could have received the same grade as
(1) Ismet (2) Hari (3) Jagdeep (4)  Manab
3. In Strategy, Gowri's grade point was higher than that obtained by
(1) Fazal (2) Hari (3) Nisha (4) Rahul
4. What grade did Utkarsh obtain in Finance?
(1) B (2) C (3) D (4) F
Directions for questions 5 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of individual members
of the Ahuja family (  ), the Bose family ( ), the Coomar family ( ), and the Dubey family ( ). For
these questions, savings is defined as
1000
2000
3000
0
1000 2000
3000
Expenditure
Income
Line indicating 
Income = Expenditure
Savings = Income – Expenditure
5. Which family has the lowest average income?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
6. Which family has the highest average expenditure?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
7. Which family has the lowest average savings?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
8. The highest amount of savings accrues to a member of which family?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
Directions for questions 9 to 12: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Prof. Singh has been tracking the number of visitors to his homepage. His service provider has provided
him with the following data on the country of origin of the visitors and the university they belong to:
COUNTRY 1 2 3
Canada 2 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0
India 1 2 0
UK 2 0 2
USA 1 0 1
Number of visitors
DAY
                   
UNIVERSITY 1 2 3
University 1 1 0 0
University 2 2 0 0
University 3 0 1 0
University 4 0 0 2
University 5 1 0 0
University 6 1 0 1
University 7 2 0 0
University 8 0 2 0
DAY
Number of visitors
9. T o which country does University 5 belong?
(1) India or Netherlands but not USA (2) India or USA but not Netherlands
(3) Netherlands or USA but not India (4) India or USA but not UK
10. University 1 can belong to
(1) UK (2) Canada
(3) Netherlands (4) USA
11. Which among the listed countries can possibly host three of the eight listed universities?
(1) None (2) Only UK
(3) Only India (4) Both India and UK
12. Visitors from how many universities from UK visited Prof. Singh's homepage in the three days?
(1) 1 (2) 2
(3) 3 (4) 4
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Sub-Section I – A: Number of Questions = 26
Note: Questions 1 to 26 carry one mark each.
Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character
reading software cannot read something, it leaves the space blank. The scanner output reads as follows:
Name Finance Marketing Statistics Strategy Operations GPA
Aparna B F 1.4
Bikas D D F F
Chandra D A F F 2.4
Deepak A B D D 3.2
Fazal D F B D 2.4
Gowri C C A B 3.8
Hari B A D 2.8
Ismet B A
Jagdeep A A B C 3.8
Kunal F A F F 1.8
Leena B A B F 3.2
Manab A B B
Nisha A D B A F 3.6
Osman C B B A 4.6
Preeti F D D 3.2
Rahul A C A F 4.2
Sameer C F B
Tara B 2.4
Utkarsh F C A 3
Vipul A C C F 2.4
	


	
Instructions:
1. The Test Paper contains 123 questions. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
2. The paper is divided into three sections. Section-I: 38 Q:, Section-II: 35 Q:, Section-III: 50 Q.
3. Wrong answers carry negative marks. There is only one correct answer for each question.
In the grading system, A, B, C, D, and F grades fetch 6, 4, 3, 2, and 0 grade points respectively. The Grade
Point Average (GPA) is the arithmetic mean of the grade points obtained in the five subjects. For example
Nisha's GPA is (6 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 0) / 5 = 3.6. Some additional facts are also known about the students'
grades. These are
(a) Vipul obtained the same grade in Marketing as Aparna obtained in Finance and Strategy.
(b) Fazal obtained the same grade in Strategy as Utkarsh did in Marketing.
(c) Tara received the same grade in exactly three courses.
1. What grade did Preeti obtain in Statistics?
(1)  A (2) B (3) C (4)  D
2. In operations, T ara could have received the same grade as
(1) Ismet (2) Hari (3) Jagdeep (4)  Manab
3. In Strategy, Gowri's grade point was higher than that obtained by
(1) Fazal (2) Hari (3) Nisha (4) Rahul
4. What grade did Utkarsh obtain in Finance?
(1) B (2) C (3) D (4) F
Directions for questions 5 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of individual members
of the Ahuja family (  ), the Bose family ( ), the Coomar family ( ), and the Dubey family ( ). For
these questions, savings is defined as
1000
2000
3000
0
1000 2000
3000
Expenditure
Income
Line indicating 
Income = Expenditure
Savings = Income – Expenditure
5. Which family has the lowest average income?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
6. Which family has the highest average expenditure?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
7. Which family has the lowest average savings?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
8. The highest amount of savings accrues to a member of which family?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
Directions for questions 9 to 12: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Prof. Singh has been tracking the number of visitors to his homepage. His service provider has provided
him with the following data on the country of origin of the visitors and the university they belong to:
COUNTRY 1 2 3
Canada 2 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0
India 1 2 0
UK 2 0 2
USA 1 0 1
Number of visitors
DAY
                   
UNIVERSITY 1 2 3
University 1 1 0 0
University 2 2 0 0
University 3 0 1 0
University 4 0 0 2
University 5 1 0 0
University 6 1 0 1
University 7 2 0 0
University 8 0 2 0
DAY
Number of visitors
9. T o which country does University 5 belong?
(1) India or Netherlands but not USA (2) India or USA but not Netherlands
(3) Netherlands or USA but not India (4) India or USA but not UK
10. University 1 can belong to
(1) UK (2) Canada
(3) Netherlands (4) USA
11. Which among the listed countries can possibly host three of the eight listed universities?
(1) None (2) Only UK
(3) Only India (4) Both India and UK
12. Visitors from how many universities from UK visited Prof. Singh's homepage in the three days?
(1) 1 (2) 2
(3) 3 (4) 4
Directions for questions 13 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Purana and Naya are two brands of kitchen mixer-grinders available in the local market. Purana is an old
brand that was introduced in 1990, while Naya was introduced in 1997. For both these brands, 20% of the
mixer-grinders bought in a particular year are disposed off as junk exactly two years later. It is known that
10 Purana mixer-grinders were disposed off in 1997. The following figures show the number of Purana and
Naya mixer-grinders in operation from 1995 to 2000, as at the end of the year.
120
162
182
222
236 236
00
30
80
124
134
0
50
100
150
200
250
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Purana Naya
13. How many Naya mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
(1) 44 (2) 50
(3) 55 (4) 64
14. How many Naya mixer-grinders were disposed off by the end of 2000?
(1) 10 (2) 16
(3) 22 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
15. How many Purana mixer-grinders were disposed off in 2000?
(1) 0 (2) 5
(3) 6 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
16. How many Purana mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
(1) 20 (2) 23
(3) 50 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
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Sub-Section I – A: Number of Questions = 26
Note: Questions 1 to 26 carry one mark each.
Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The Dean's office recently scanned student results into the central computer system. When their character
reading software cannot read something, it leaves the space blank. The scanner output reads as follows:
Name Finance Marketing Statistics Strategy Operations GPA
Aparna B F 1.4
Bikas D D F F
Chandra D A F F 2.4
Deepak A B D D 3.2
Fazal D F B D 2.4
Gowri C C A B 3.8
Hari B A D 2.8
Ismet B A
Jagdeep A A B C 3.8
Kunal F A F F 1.8
Leena B A B F 3.2
Manab A B B
Nisha A D B A F 3.6
Osman C B B A 4.6
Preeti F D D 3.2
Rahul A C A F 4.2
Sameer C F B
Tara B 2.4
Utkarsh F C A 3
Vipul A C C F 2.4
	


	
Instructions:
1. The Test Paper contains 123 questions. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
2. The paper is divided into three sections. Section-I: 38 Q:, Section-II: 35 Q:, Section-III: 50 Q.
3. Wrong answers carry negative marks. There is only one correct answer for each question.
In the grading system, A, B, C, D, and F grades fetch 6, 4, 3, 2, and 0 grade points respectively. The Grade
Point Average (GPA) is the arithmetic mean of the grade points obtained in the five subjects. For example
Nisha's GPA is (6 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 0) / 5 = 3.6. Some additional facts are also known about the students'
grades. These are
(a) Vipul obtained the same grade in Marketing as Aparna obtained in Finance and Strategy.
(b) Fazal obtained the same grade in Strategy as Utkarsh did in Marketing.
(c) Tara received the same grade in exactly three courses.
1. What grade did Preeti obtain in Statistics?
(1)  A (2) B (3) C (4)  D
2. In operations, T ara could have received the same grade as
(1) Ismet (2) Hari (3) Jagdeep (4)  Manab
3. In Strategy, Gowri's grade point was higher than that obtained by
(1) Fazal (2) Hari (3) Nisha (4) Rahul
4. What grade did Utkarsh obtain in Finance?
(1) B (2) C (3) D (4) F
Directions for questions 5 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of individual members
of the Ahuja family (  ), the Bose family ( ), the Coomar family ( ), and the Dubey family ( ). For
these questions, savings is defined as
1000
2000
3000
0
1000 2000
3000
Expenditure
Income
Line indicating 
Income = Expenditure
Savings = Income – Expenditure
5. Which family has the lowest average income?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
6. Which family has the highest average expenditure?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
7. Which family has the lowest average savings?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
8. The highest amount of savings accrues to a member of which family?
(1) Ahuja (2) Bose (3) Coomar (4) Dubey
Directions for questions 9 to 12: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Prof. Singh has been tracking the number of visitors to his homepage. His service provider has provided
him with the following data on the country of origin of the visitors and the university they belong to:
COUNTRY 1 2 3
Canada 2 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0
India 1 2 0
UK 2 0 2
USA 1 0 1
Number of visitors
DAY
                   
UNIVERSITY 1 2 3
University 1 1 0 0
University 2 2 0 0
University 3 0 1 0
University 4 0 0 2
University 5 1 0 0
University 6 1 0 1
University 7 2 0 0
University 8 0 2 0
DAY
Number of visitors
9. T o which country does University 5 belong?
(1) India or Netherlands but not USA (2) India or USA but not Netherlands
(3) Netherlands or USA but not India (4) India or USA but not UK
10. University 1 can belong to
(1) UK (2) Canada
(3) Netherlands (4) USA
11. Which among the listed countries can possibly host three of the eight listed universities?
(1) None (2) Only UK
(3) Only India (4) Both India and UK
12. Visitors from how many universities from UK visited Prof. Singh's homepage in the three days?
(1) 1 (2) 2
(3) 3 (4) 4
Directions for questions 13 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Purana and Naya are two brands of kitchen mixer-grinders available in the local market. Purana is an old
brand that was introduced in 1990, while Naya was introduced in 1997. For both these brands, 20% of the
mixer-grinders bought in a particular year are disposed off as junk exactly two years later. It is known that
10 Purana mixer-grinders were disposed off in 1997. The following figures show the number of Purana and
Naya mixer-grinders in operation from 1995 to 2000, as at the end of the year.
120
162
182
222
236 236
00
30
80
124
134
0
50
100
150
200
250
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Purana Naya
13. How many Naya mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
(1) 44 (2) 50
(3) 55 (4) 64
14. How many Naya mixer-grinders were disposed off by the end of 2000?
(1) 10 (2) 16
(3) 22 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
15. How many Purana mixer-grinders were disposed off in 2000?
(1) 0 (2) 5
(3) 6 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
16. How many Purana mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
(1) 20 (2) 23
(3) 50 (4) Cannot be determined from the data
Directions for questions 17 to 20: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
A study was conduced to ascertain the relative importance that employees in five different countries
assigned to five different traits in their Chief Executive Officers. The traits were compassion (C), decisive-
ness (D), negotiation skills (N), public visibility (P), and vision (V). The level of dissimilarity between two
countries is the maximum difference in the ranks allotted by the two countries to any of the five traits. The
following table indicates the rank order of the five traits for each country.
Rank India China Japan Malaysia Thailand
1C N D V V
2 P CNDC
3 N PC PN
4 V DV CP
5D V P N D
Country
17. Which of the following pairs of countries are most dissimilar?
(1) China and Japan (2) India and China
(3) Malaysia and Japan (4) Thailand and Japan
18. Which of the following countries is least dissimilar to India?
(1) China (2) Japan (3) Malaysia (4) Thailand
19. Which amongst the following countries is most dissimilar to India?
(1) China (2) Japan (3) Malaysia (4) Thailand
20. Three of the following four pairs of countries have identical levels of dissimilarity. Which pair is the
odd one out?
(1) Malaysia and China (2) China and Thailand
(3) Thailand and Japan (4) Japan and Malaysia
Directions for questions 21 to 26: Each question is followed by two statements, A and B. Answer each
question using the following instructions.
Choose (1) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone but not by using the
other statement alone.
Choose (2) if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
Choose (3) if the question can be answered by using both statements together but not by either state-
ment alone.
Choose (4) if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.
21. Zakib spends 30% of his income on his children's education, 20% on recreation and 10% on
healthcare. The corresponding percentage for Supriyo are 40%, 25%, and 13%. Who spends more
on children's education?
A.  Zakib spends more on recreation than Supriyo.
B.  Supriyo spends more on healthcare than Zakib.
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