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1 d 21 b 41 c 61 a 81 b 101 b 121 c 141 b 161 c 
2 c 22 b 42 d 62 d 82 d 102 a 122 d 142 c 162 d 
3 a 23 d 43 d 63 c 83 b 103 b 123 b 143 a 163 c 
4 a 24 b 44 d 64 a 84 c 104 c 124 c 144 c 164 a 
5 b 25 b 45 d 65 a 85 c 105 d 125 d 145 b 165 d 
6 a 26 a 46 c 66 c 86 a 106 a 126 d 146 b 166 c 
7 b 27 b 47 d 67 a 87 a 107 b 127 a 147 d 167 a 
8 c 28 b 48 b 68 b 88 a 108 d 128 b 148 a 168 c 
9 c 29 c 49 d 69 c 89 a 109 a 129 c 149 d 169 d 
10 d 30 b 50 a 70 c 90 a 110 a 130 c 150 a 170 b 
11 a 31 a 51 c 71 b 91 b 111 c 131 d 151 c 171 b 
12 a 32 d 52 c 72 a 92 a 112 b 132 d 152 c 172 b 
13 c 33 b 53 a 73 a 93 d 113 b 133 d 153 b 173 a 
14 c 34 a 54 d 74 a 94 c 114 d 134 a 154 b 174 d 
15 a 35 d 55 c 75 b 95 d 115 c 135 c 155 d 175 d 
16 d 36 a 56 a 76 a 96 c 116 a 136 c 156 c   
17 c 37 b 57 c 77 c 97 d 117 c 137 b 157 a   
18 a 38 a 58 c 78 b 98 b 118 a 138 a 158 b   
19 b 39 d 59 c 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 b 159 b   
20 a 40 c 60 c 80 b 100 b 120 a 140 d 160 c   
 
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1 d 21 b 41 c 61 a 81 b 101 b 121 c 141 b 161 c 
2 c 22 b 42 d 62 d 82 d 102 a 122 d 142 c 162 d 
3 a 23 d 43 d 63 c 83 b 103 b 123 b 143 a 163 c 
4 a 24 b 44 d 64 a 84 c 104 c 124 c 144 c 164 a 
5 b 25 b 45 d 65 a 85 c 105 d 125 d 145 b 165 d 
6 a 26 a 46 c 66 c 86 a 106 a 126 d 146 b 166 c 
7 b 27 b 47 d 67 a 87 a 107 b 127 a 147 d 167 a 
8 c 28 b 48 b 68 b 88 a 108 d 128 b 148 a 168 c 
9 c 29 c 49 d 69 c 89 a 109 a 129 c 149 d 169 d 
10 d 30 b 50 a 70 c 90 a 110 a 130 c 150 a 170 b 
11 a 31 a 51 c 71 b 91 b 111 c 131 d 151 c 171 b 
12 a 32 d 52 c 72 a 92 a 112 b 132 d 152 c 172 b 
13 c 33 b 53 a 73 a 93 d 113 b 133 d 153 b 173 a 
14 c 34 a 54 d 74 a 94 c 114 d 134 a 154 b 174 d 
15 a 35 d 55 c 75 b 95 d 115 c 135 c 155 d 175 d 
16 d 36 a 56 a 76 a 96 c 116 a 136 c 156 c   
17 c 37 b 57 c 77 c 97 d 117 c 137 b 157 a   
18 a 38 a 58 c 78 b 98 b 118 a 138 a 158 b   
19 b 39 d 59 c 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 b 159 b   
20 a 40 c 60 c 80 b 100 b 120 a 140 d 160 c   
 
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1. d B. starts at the beginning of Indian industrialization, A.
elaborates on it, C. talks about the scenario today, D.
states a common element between the beginning and
today. The word ‘However’ in D makes it the conclusive
statement AC is mandatory pair. Thus option D (BACD)
is the best option.
2. c The correct sequence is ABCD. The question in (1) is
answered by A. B follows A by talking about how the
state spies upon the taxpayers. C follows B and likens
the state’s possible behavior to what the tax authority
tries to do inconsistently. D talks about an Orwellian
System (a despotic form of government described in
Orwell’s novel 1984) thereby linking it to sentence 6.
3. a C. makes a comparison between competition and
justice. D. states what the choice is ‘not between’,
and B. by using ‘rather’ shows that it should follow D.
A continues with the idea and leads to 6. Also DB is a
mandatory pair and hence, we are left with only one
option i.e. A.
4. a A. uses ‘thus’ to show the effect of the disparities in
Yugoslavia mentioned in B. and C. It should thus follow
the two. D. uses the phrase ‘will also’…, thus showing
that it should follow A.
5. b The use of ‘these measures’ in A. refers to the
measures stated in 1., so it should be the first sentence
in the series. B talks about the objectives of these
measures and C. and D. elaborate on the idea.
6. a D. introduces the problem related to petroleum
products, A. presents statistics to support it. B. talks
about electricity, an idea which is continued in 6., so
B. should be the last sentence in the series.
7. b A. starts at the beginning of the last 45 years, B.
states how external powers tried to control the region,
D. continues with the idea. C. talks about supply of
arms to Pakistan, an idea that is continued in 6.
8. c C. states a cause for the problem introduced in 1. B.
starts with ‘added to this’, showing that it should follow
C. A. introduces a way out of the situation and 6.
analyses the solution. Therefore A. should precede 6.
9. c A. introduces us to Rumford’s experiments, D. tells us
about his observations. C. introduces the term ‘caloric’,
B. explains the term.
10. d C. introduces a controversy regarding ‘recognition’,
A. states an aspect of that controversy, B. talks about
what happens when an object is encountered and D.
talks about what happens when the same object is
countered again. BD is a mandatory pair and D has to
be the sentence that makes a pair with sentence 6.
11. a D. continues with the idea introduced in 1. C. states an
explanation about the phenomenon, B. refers to this
explanation and A. states how it was substantiated.
Also A will be the last sentence as it forms a mandatory
pair with sentence 6.
12. a There are two mandatory pairs in the questions. BD
and A6. B. talks about the beginning of evolution
changes, D. about adaptations, C. about further
improvements as well as about extinctions, and A.
about the approach towards modern lines.
13. c A. states that what has been predicted annually,
according to 1. has not happened. B., and then D., talk
about events that led to such a prediction. The use of
‘then’ in D. shows that it should follow B. C. makes a
statement that is analysed in 6.
14. c C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. and D. explain
it, B. presents the Economists’ view of the whole idea.
15. a A. introduces the view of realists regarding reality, B.
refers to ‘this reality’ and should follow A. C. refers to
the realists again by using ‘they’ and should follow A.
and B. D. presents the author’s view about the given
position.
16. d A. introduces ‘changes in demands’ as the topic
sentence, D. gives some factors leading to the
changes, C. elaborates on them and B. shows the
effect of some more factors on the same issue.
17. c B. talks about the positive aspect of India’s technological
front, A. continues with the same, C. introduces the
other side of the issue by using ‘but’ and D. contradicts
C. by giving certain examples.
18. a D. introduces the topic of destruction of enemy kingdom
by conquerors, C. uses the pronoun ‘he’ thus should
follow D., B. and A. present more methods adopted by
the conqueror in destroying the enemy.
19. b C. introduces the idea of various industries offering
services through millions of firms, A. states that the
individual firms vary in size, D. talks about other
variations and B. about the variations in policies etc.
within the firms.
For questions 20 to 23: If we were to number the houses 1-
2-3-4 from left  to right, the information given in the question
can be depicted as:
Nationality
House 
Colour
Favourite 
Drink
House 
Number
English Red Milk 3
Italian Blue Tea 2
Norwegian Yellow Cocoa 1
Spaniard White Fruit Juice 4
Knowing this, we can answer all the questions.
20. a The colour of the Norwegian’s house is yellow.
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1 d 21 b 41 c 61 a 81 b 101 b 121 c 141 b 161 c 
2 c 22 b 42 d 62 d 82 d 102 a 122 d 142 c 162 d 
3 a 23 d 43 d 63 c 83 b 103 b 123 b 143 a 163 c 
4 a 24 b 44 d 64 a 84 c 104 c 124 c 144 c 164 a 
5 b 25 b 45 d 65 a 85 c 105 d 125 d 145 b 165 d 
6 a 26 a 46 c 66 c 86 a 106 a 126 d 146 b 166 c 
7 b 27 b 47 d 67 a 87 a 107 b 127 a 147 d 167 a 
8 c 28 b 48 b 68 b 88 a 108 d 128 b 148 a 168 c 
9 c 29 c 49 d 69 c 89 a 109 a 129 c 149 d 169 d 
10 d 30 b 50 a 70 c 90 a 110 a 130 c 150 a 170 b 
11 a 31 a 51 c 71 b 91 b 111 c 131 d 151 c 171 b 
12 a 32 d 52 c 72 a 92 a 112 b 132 d 152 c 172 b 
13 c 33 b 53 a 73 a 93 d 113 b 133 d 153 b 173 a 
14 c 34 a 54 d 74 a 94 c 114 d 134 a 154 b 174 d 
15 a 35 d 55 c 75 b 95 d 115 c 135 c 155 d 175 d 
16 d 36 a 56 a 76 a 96 c 116 a 136 c 156 c   
17 c 37 b 57 c 77 c 97 d 117 c 137 b 157 a   
18 a 38 a 58 c 78 b 98 b 118 a 138 a 158 b   
19 b 39 d 59 c 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 b 159 b   
20 a 40 c 60 c 80 b 100 b 120 a 140 d 160 c   
 
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1. d B. starts at the beginning of Indian industrialization, A.
elaborates on it, C. talks about the scenario today, D.
states a common element between the beginning and
today. The word ‘However’ in D makes it the conclusive
statement AC is mandatory pair. Thus option D (BACD)
is the best option.
2. c The correct sequence is ABCD. The question in (1) is
answered by A. B follows A by talking about how the
state spies upon the taxpayers. C follows B and likens
the state’s possible behavior to what the tax authority
tries to do inconsistently. D talks about an Orwellian
System (a despotic form of government described in
Orwell’s novel 1984) thereby linking it to sentence 6.
3. a C. makes a comparison between competition and
justice. D. states what the choice is ‘not between’,
and B. by using ‘rather’ shows that it should follow D.
A continues with the idea and leads to 6. Also DB is a
mandatory pair and hence, we are left with only one
option i.e. A.
4. a A. uses ‘thus’ to show the effect of the disparities in
Yugoslavia mentioned in B. and C. It should thus follow
the two. D. uses the phrase ‘will also’…, thus showing
that it should follow A.
5. b The use of ‘these measures’ in A. refers to the
measures stated in 1., so it should be the first sentence
in the series. B talks about the objectives of these
measures and C. and D. elaborate on the idea.
6. a D. introduces the problem related to petroleum
products, A. presents statistics to support it. B. talks
about electricity, an idea which is continued in 6., so
B. should be the last sentence in the series.
7. b A. starts at the beginning of the last 45 years, B.
states how external powers tried to control the region,
D. continues with the idea. C. talks about supply of
arms to Pakistan, an idea that is continued in 6.
8. c C. states a cause for the problem introduced in 1. B.
starts with ‘added to this’, showing that it should follow
C. A. introduces a way out of the situation and 6.
analyses the solution. Therefore A. should precede 6.
9. c A. introduces us to Rumford’s experiments, D. tells us
about his observations. C. introduces the term ‘caloric’,
B. explains the term.
10. d C. introduces a controversy regarding ‘recognition’,
A. states an aspect of that controversy, B. talks about
what happens when an object is encountered and D.
talks about what happens when the same object is
countered again. BD is a mandatory pair and D has to
be the sentence that makes a pair with sentence 6.
11. a D. continues with the idea introduced in 1. C. states an
explanation about the phenomenon, B. refers to this
explanation and A. states how it was substantiated.
Also A will be the last sentence as it forms a mandatory
pair with sentence 6.
12. a There are two mandatory pairs in the questions. BD
and A6. B. talks about the beginning of evolution
changes, D. about adaptations, C. about further
improvements as well as about extinctions, and A.
about the approach towards modern lines.
13. c A. states that what has been predicted annually,
according to 1. has not happened. B., and then D., talk
about events that led to such a prediction. The use of
‘then’ in D. shows that it should follow B. C. makes a
statement that is analysed in 6.
14. c C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. and D. explain
it, B. presents the Economists’ view of the whole idea.
15. a A. introduces the view of realists regarding reality, B.
refers to ‘this reality’ and should follow A. C. refers to
the realists again by using ‘they’ and should follow A.
and B. D. presents the author’s view about the given
position.
16. d A. introduces ‘changes in demands’ as the topic
sentence, D. gives some factors leading to the
changes, C. elaborates on them and B. shows the
effect of some more factors on the same issue.
17. c B. talks about the positive aspect of India’s technological
front, A. continues with the same, C. introduces the
other side of the issue by using ‘but’ and D. contradicts
C. by giving certain examples.
18. a D. introduces the topic of destruction of enemy kingdom
by conquerors, C. uses the pronoun ‘he’ thus should
follow D., B. and A. present more methods adopted by
the conqueror in destroying the enemy.
19. b C. introduces the idea of various industries offering
services through millions of firms, A. states that the
individual firms vary in size, D. talks about other
variations and B. about the variations in policies etc.
within the firms.
For questions 20 to 23: If we were to number the houses 1-
2-3-4 from left  to right, the information given in the question
can be depicted as:
Nationality
House 
Colour
Favourite 
Drink
House 
Number
English Red Milk 3
Italian Blue Tea 2
Norwegian Yellow Cocoa 1
Spaniard White Fruit Juice 4
Knowing this, we can answer all the questions.
20. a The colour of the Norwegian’s house is yellow.
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21. b Milk is drunk by the Englishman.
22. b The Norwegian drinks Cocoa.
23. d The only statement that is not true is (d), as the Italian
lives in house no. 2 and the Spaniard lives in house no.
4, which are not next to each other.
Q24-27: The best way to solve these kinds of questions is to
assume that one of the statements is either true or false and
thus figure out whether there is consistency in what everyone
is saying.
24. b Let us assume that John’s first statement is true. So
his second statement must be false. This implies that
Mathew did it. This makes Mathew’s first statement
false. So the second statement has to be true. This
implies that Krishna didn’t do it. So Krishna’s first
statement is true and his second statement is false.
Since all the statements are consistent with each other,
the assumption made by us should be the correct one.
So it is Mathew who stole the boat.
25. b The key here are the statements made by Koik. Since
we know that he is wearing a cap, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true. So
his first statement is true and his second statement is
false. This implies that Koik is the priest. This makes
Lony’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony is Koik’s son. This makes
Mirna’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony’s father is a pilot. Thus,
Koik is the pilot. (Note: Koik is also the priest).
26. a The first statement of Ram is obviously false, as he is
saying that he never speaks to a stranger, when he
actually is. So he must be new to those parts. This
makes the second statement of Lila false. So she
should be married to Ram. This makes the first
statement of Ram false. So the left road should take
you to the village.
27. b If you observe Charle’s statement carefully, you will
figure out that his first statement is true and second
statement is false. For instance, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true.
There would be inconsistency in what he is talking.
So Charles is not the chief. This makes Bobby’s second
statement false and first statement true. So Bobby is
Amar’s father and hence, Amar’s first statement is
false. So his second statement must be true. This
implies that the chief is wearing the red shirt. So Bobby
is the chief.
28. b What follows the blank shows that what has been
happening till now has led to some undesirable things
and hence a change is now coming in. b. is the only
choice that shows what wrong has happened.
29. c c. suggests that the strategy adopted by some people
is not very effective, and the idea is continued with in
the passage when the author refers to it as ‘this
fallacy’.
30. b What follows the blank shows that the author is against
the argument projected in the beginning of the
passage. B. is the only choice which would support
this.
31. a The passage begins with the situation of two people
on two different sides of the issue. Each gets a
chance to argue his or her position and after listening
to each other they decide whether they wish to change
their position or not. The use of ‘then’ after the blank
shows that some action has taken place before it, and
a. is the only choice showing an action.
32. d A brand is a type of product and a sports car is a type
of an automobile.
33. b A gourmet is an expert on food and a connoisseur is
an expert on art.
34. a North is the opposite of south and black of white.
35. d Drought and famine are synonyms as are training and
skill.
36. a Nuts and bolts are used together as a phrase just as
nitty-gritty are also used together.
37. b Salty is the adjective for the noun ‘salt’. Bovine is the
adjective for the noun ‘cow’.
38. a Lack of being just is the defining characteristic of
arbitrary just as lack of having order is a characteristic
of chaos.
39. d A crime leads to punishment, just as a homicide leads
to a penalty.
40. c Stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere, jet is a kind of
an aircraft.
41. c The first word of both the pairs implies ‘to cut or break
up something into parts’ while the second word in
both means ‘bringing things together’.
42. d All others relate to payments made for something.
43. d Equestrian means of or pertaining to horseback riding.
Neigh is the cry of a horse. A derby is an annual horse
race.  Bark is the odd word out.
44. d All others are synonyms.
45. d All others are nouns, while write is a verb.
46. c All others are synonyms.
47. d The correct tag question should use the same auxiliary
verb as in the main clause, hence the correct tag
question here would be, ‘did you?’.
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1 d 21 b 41 c 61 a 81 b 101 b 121 c 141 b 161 c 
2 c 22 b 42 d 62 d 82 d 102 a 122 d 142 c 162 d 
3 a 23 d 43 d 63 c 83 b 103 b 123 b 143 a 163 c 
4 a 24 b 44 d 64 a 84 c 104 c 124 c 144 c 164 a 
5 b 25 b 45 d 65 a 85 c 105 d 125 d 145 b 165 d 
6 a 26 a 46 c 66 c 86 a 106 a 126 d 146 b 166 c 
7 b 27 b 47 d 67 a 87 a 107 b 127 a 147 d 167 a 
8 c 28 b 48 b 68 b 88 a 108 d 128 b 148 a 168 c 
9 c 29 c 49 d 69 c 89 a 109 a 129 c 149 d 169 d 
10 d 30 b 50 a 70 c 90 a 110 a 130 c 150 a 170 b 
11 a 31 a 51 c 71 b 91 b 111 c 131 d 151 c 171 b 
12 a 32 d 52 c 72 a 92 a 112 b 132 d 152 c 172 b 
13 c 33 b 53 a 73 a 93 d 113 b 133 d 153 b 173 a 
14 c 34 a 54 d 74 a 94 c 114 d 134 a 154 b 174 d 
15 a 35 d 55 c 75 b 95 d 115 c 135 c 155 d 175 d 
16 d 36 a 56 a 76 a 96 c 116 a 136 c 156 c   
17 c 37 b 57 c 77 c 97 d 117 c 137 b 157 a   
18 a 38 a 58 c 78 b 98 b 118 a 138 a 158 b   
19 b 39 d 59 c 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 b 159 b   
20 a 40 c 60 c 80 b 100 b 120 a 140 d 160 c   
 
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1. d B. starts at the beginning of Indian industrialization, A.
elaborates on it, C. talks about the scenario today, D.
states a common element between the beginning and
today. The word ‘However’ in D makes it the conclusive
statement AC is mandatory pair. Thus option D (BACD)
is the best option.
2. c The correct sequence is ABCD. The question in (1) is
answered by A. B follows A by talking about how the
state spies upon the taxpayers. C follows B and likens
the state’s possible behavior to what the tax authority
tries to do inconsistently. D talks about an Orwellian
System (a despotic form of government described in
Orwell’s novel 1984) thereby linking it to sentence 6.
3. a C. makes a comparison between competition and
justice. D. states what the choice is ‘not between’,
and B. by using ‘rather’ shows that it should follow D.
A continues with the idea and leads to 6. Also DB is a
mandatory pair and hence, we are left with only one
option i.e. A.
4. a A. uses ‘thus’ to show the effect of the disparities in
Yugoslavia mentioned in B. and C. It should thus follow
the two. D. uses the phrase ‘will also’…, thus showing
that it should follow A.
5. b The use of ‘these measures’ in A. refers to the
measures stated in 1., so it should be the first sentence
in the series. B talks about the objectives of these
measures and C. and D. elaborate on the idea.
6. a D. introduces the problem related to petroleum
products, A. presents statistics to support it. B. talks
about electricity, an idea which is continued in 6., so
B. should be the last sentence in the series.
7. b A. starts at the beginning of the last 45 years, B.
states how external powers tried to control the region,
D. continues with the idea. C. talks about supply of
arms to Pakistan, an idea that is continued in 6.
8. c C. states a cause for the problem introduced in 1. B.
starts with ‘added to this’, showing that it should follow
C. A. introduces a way out of the situation and 6.
analyses the solution. Therefore A. should precede 6.
9. c A. introduces us to Rumford’s experiments, D. tells us
about his observations. C. introduces the term ‘caloric’,
B. explains the term.
10. d C. introduces a controversy regarding ‘recognition’,
A. states an aspect of that controversy, B. talks about
what happens when an object is encountered and D.
talks about what happens when the same object is
countered again. BD is a mandatory pair and D has to
be the sentence that makes a pair with sentence 6.
11. a D. continues with the idea introduced in 1. C. states an
explanation about the phenomenon, B. refers to this
explanation and A. states how it was substantiated.
Also A will be the last sentence as it forms a mandatory
pair with sentence 6.
12. a There are two mandatory pairs in the questions. BD
and A6. B. talks about the beginning of evolution
changes, D. about adaptations, C. about further
improvements as well as about extinctions, and A.
about the approach towards modern lines.
13. c A. states that what has been predicted annually,
according to 1. has not happened. B., and then D., talk
about events that led to such a prediction. The use of
‘then’ in D. shows that it should follow B. C. makes a
statement that is analysed in 6.
14. c C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. and D. explain
it, B. presents the Economists’ view of the whole idea.
15. a A. introduces the view of realists regarding reality, B.
refers to ‘this reality’ and should follow A. C. refers to
the realists again by using ‘they’ and should follow A.
and B. D. presents the author’s view about the given
position.
16. d A. introduces ‘changes in demands’ as the topic
sentence, D. gives some factors leading to the
changes, C. elaborates on them and B. shows the
effect of some more factors on the same issue.
17. c B. talks about the positive aspect of India’s technological
front, A. continues with the same, C. introduces the
other side of the issue by using ‘but’ and D. contradicts
C. by giving certain examples.
18. a D. introduces the topic of destruction of enemy kingdom
by conquerors, C. uses the pronoun ‘he’ thus should
follow D., B. and A. present more methods adopted by
the conqueror in destroying the enemy.
19. b C. introduces the idea of various industries offering
services through millions of firms, A. states that the
individual firms vary in size, D. talks about other
variations and B. about the variations in policies etc.
within the firms.
For questions 20 to 23: If we were to number the houses 1-
2-3-4 from left  to right, the information given in the question
can be depicted as:
Nationality
House 
Colour
Favourite 
Drink
House 
Number
English Red Milk 3
Italian Blue Tea 2
Norwegian Yellow Cocoa 1
Spaniard White Fruit Juice 4
Knowing this, we can answer all the questions.
20. a The colour of the Norwegian’s house is yellow.
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21. b Milk is drunk by the Englishman.
22. b The Norwegian drinks Cocoa.
23. d The only statement that is not true is (d), as the Italian
lives in house no. 2 and the Spaniard lives in house no.
4, which are not next to each other.
Q24-27: The best way to solve these kinds of questions is to
assume that one of the statements is either true or false and
thus figure out whether there is consistency in what everyone
is saying.
24. b Let us assume that John’s first statement is true. So
his second statement must be false. This implies that
Mathew did it. This makes Mathew’s first statement
false. So the second statement has to be true. This
implies that Krishna didn’t do it. So Krishna’s first
statement is true and his second statement is false.
Since all the statements are consistent with each other,
the assumption made by us should be the correct one.
So it is Mathew who stole the boat.
25. b The key here are the statements made by Koik. Since
we know that he is wearing a cap, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true. So
his first statement is true and his second statement is
false. This implies that Koik is the priest. This makes
Lony’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony is Koik’s son. This makes
Mirna’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony’s father is a pilot. Thus,
Koik is the pilot. (Note: Koik is also the priest).
26. a The first statement of Ram is obviously false, as he is
saying that he never speaks to a stranger, when he
actually is. So he must be new to those parts. This
makes the second statement of Lila false. So she
should be married to Ram. This makes the first
statement of Ram false. So the left road should take
you to the village.
27. b If you observe Charle’s statement carefully, you will
figure out that his first statement is true and second
statement is false. For instance, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true.
There would be inconsistency in what he is talking.
So Charles is not the chief. This makes Bobby’s second
statement false and first statement true. So Bobby is
Amar’s father and hence, Amar’s first statement is
false. So his second statement must be true. This
implies that the chief is wearing the red shirt. So Bobby
is the chief.
28. b What follows the blank shows that what has been
happening till now has led to some undesirable things
and hence a change is now coming in. b. is the only
choice that shows what wrong has happened.
29. c c. suggests that the strategy adopted by some people
is not very effective, and the idea is continued with in
the passage when the author refers to it as ‘this
fallacy’.
30. b What follows the blank shows that the author is against
the argument projected in the beginning of the
passage. B. is the only choice which would support
this.
31. a The passage begins with the situation of two people
on two different sides of the issue. Each gets a
chance to argue his or her position and after listening
to each other they decide whether they wish to change
their position or not. The use of ‘then’ after the blank
shows that some action has taken place before it, and
a. is the only choice showing an action.
32. d A brand is a type of product and a sports car is a type
of an automobile.
33. b A gourmet is an expert on food and a connoisseur is
an expert on art.
34. a North is the opposite of south and black of white.
35. d Drought and famine are synonyms as are training and
skill.
36. a Nuts and bolts are used together as a phrase just as
nitty-gritty are also used together.
37. b Salty is the adjective for the noun ‘salt’. Bovine is the
adjective for the noun ‘cow’.
38. a Lack of being just is the defining characteristic of
arbitrary just as lack of having order is a characteristic
of chaos.
39. d A crime leads to punishment, just as a homicide leads
to a penalty.
40. c Stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere, jet is a kind of
an aircraft.
41. c The first word of both the pairs implies ‘to cut or break
up something into parts’ while the second word in
both means ‘bringing things together’.
42. d All others relate to payments made for something.
43. d Equestrian means of or pertaining to horseback riding.
Neigh is the cry of a horse. A derby is an annual horse
race.  Bark is the odd word out.
44. d All others are synonyms.
45. d All others are nouns, while write is a verb.
46. c All others are synonyms.
47. d The correct tag question should use the same auxiliary
verb as in the main clause, hence the correct tag
question here would be, ‘did you?’.
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48. b The correct idiomatic usage is ‘prevented someone
from leaving’.
49. d The ‘documents’ are a plural noun, so should be
referred to by them and not it.
50. a Here who is acting as an object for the verb invited,
hence should be replaced by ‘whom’.
51. c From statement I: 2X 2Y 40 += or XY 20 +=
This statement alone cannot give the value of X.
From statement II: X2Y 20 -=
This statement also alone cannot give the value of X.
On combining statements I and II:
Multiplying the second statement by –1 and adding
both the statements, we get
3Y 0 = i.e., Y0, = but it is given that Y is non negative.
?
Y = 0 and X = 20
Hence, the answer is (c).
52. c From statement I:
(a, b) can be (1, 8), (2, 4), (4, 2) and (8, 1).
Therefore, statement I alone cannot give the value of
a, b and c.
From statement II:
(b, c) can be (1, 9), (3, 3) and (9, 1).
On combining statements I and II:
b = 1, a = 8 and c = 9
Hence, the answer is (c).
53. a If the numbers are a, b, c and d such that a < b < c < d,
then from statement I, we get (d – c) > (b – a).
So we can say, (d + a) > (b + c) or (d + a) + (d + a) >
(b + c) + (d + a). Dividing both the sides by 4, we get
(d + a) (a + b + c + d)
 > .
24
This shows that the average of the largest and the
smallest of four numbers is indeed greater than the
average of all the 4 numbers. Hence, we can answer
the question using first statement only.
54. d From statement I, the ages could be either (1, 3, 7) or
(1, 1, 21). Statement II doesn’t simplify this further as
none of the above combinations when added is divisible
by 3.
Hence, the answer is (d).
55. c From statement I: From this statement, exact number
of widgets produced by machine A cannot be
determined.
From statement II: From this statement also exact
number of widgets produced by machine A cannot be
determined.
On combining statements I and II: Dealer
produced minimum 10 units of widget A and 15 units of
widget B and for that he requires 10 × 2 + 15 × 4 = 80
machine hours and number of machine hours available
per week is also 80 hours.
Hence, he produced 10 units of widget A.
56. a From statement I: We can say that the perimeter of
the hexagon is 36 cm, or the length of each side is 6
cm. From this we can find its area. So this statement
alone is sufficient to answer the question.
From statement II: It does not provide any other
data, but merely states the property of a regular
hexagon. So, this statement alone is not sufficient to
answer the question.
57. c From statement I: Let price per kg of mangoes be
Rs.x and price per dozen of oranges be Rs.y.
?
10x + 2y = 252
From this statement, we cannot find x.
From statement II: 2x = y
From this statement also, we cannot find the price per
kg of mangoes.
On combining statements I and II: 14x = 252 i.e.,
x = 18
Hence, the answer is (c).
58. c The two equations are : 2o + 3b + 4a = 15 and 3o + 2b
+ a = 10.
Adding the two equations, we get
5o + 5b + 5a = 25
? o + b + a = 5
? 3o + 3b + 3a = 15.
59. c Since the inflation rate is 8% in both the years 1994
and 1995, therefore, the rate of increase of the price
of sugar is 10%.
? Price of sugar on January 1, 1996 = Price of sugar
on January 1, 1994 ×
2
10
1
100
??
+
??
??
= 20 ×1.21
= Rs.24.20 per kg.
60. c Total number of two digit codes that can be formed is
10 × 10 = 100
Out of them 0,1,6,8,9 can create confusion.
Using these five digits, total number of two digit numbers
that can be made is 5 × 5 = 25.
But out of these 25 numbers 00,11,88,69 and 96 will
not make any confusion.
Hence, the required answer is 100 – 25 + 5 = 80.
61. a It can be very easy to figure out that (x + y) will
always be greater than xy, only if one of them is 1. For
eg. If x = 1 and y =2, then (x + y) = 3 and xy = 2.
Hence, (x + y) > xy.
Other than this, for all other values of x & y, (x + y) will
always be less than xy, and hence, the ratio of
(x + y)
 < 1,
xy
 and hence, cannot be an integer. Also,
even if one of the values is 1, 
(x + y)
xy
 will never be an
integer. Hence, the answer is (a).
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1 d 21 b 41 c 61 a 81 b 101 b 121 c 141 b 161 c 
2 c 22 b 42 d 62 d 82 d 102 a 122 d 142 c 162 d 
3 a 23 d 43 d 63 c 83 b 103 b 123 b 143 a 163 c 
4 a 24 b 44 d 64 a 84 c 104 c 124 c 144 c 164 a 
5 b 25 b 45 d 65 a 85 c 105 d 125 d 145 b 165 d 
6 a 26 a 46 c 66 c 86 a 106 a 126 d 146 b 166 c 
7 b 27 b 47 d 67 a 87 a 107 b 127 a 147 d 167 a 
8 c 28 b 48 b 68 b 88 a 108 d 128 b 148 a 168 c 
9 c 29 c 49 d 69 c 89 a 109 a 129 c 149 d 169 d 
10 d 30 b 50 a 70 c 90 a 110 a 130 c 150 a 170 b 
11 a 31 a 51 c 71 b 91 b 111 c 131 d 151 c 171 b 
12 a 32 d 52 c 72 a 92 a 112 b 132 d 152 c 172 b 
13 c 33 b 53 a 73 a 93 d 113 b 133 d 153 b 173 a 
14 c 34 a 54 d 74 a 94 c 114 d 134 a 154 b 174 d 
15 a 35 d 55 c 75 b 95 d 115 c 135 c 155 d 175 d 
16 d 36 a 56 a 76 a 96 c 116 a 136 c 156 c   
17 c 37 b 57 c 77 c 97 d 117 c 137 b 157 a   
18 a 38 a 58 c 78 b 98 b 118 a 138 a 158 b   
19 b 39 d 59 c 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 b 159 b   
20 a 40 c 60 c 80 b 100 b 120 a 140 d 160 c   
 
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1. d B. starts at the beginning of Indian industrialization, A.
elaborates on it, C. talks about the scenario today, D.
states a common element between the beginning and
today. The word ‘However’ in D makes it the conclusive
statement AC is mandatory pair. Thus option D (BACD)
is the best option.
2. c The correct sequence is ABCD. The question in (1) is
answered by A. B follows A by talking about how the
state spies upon the taxpayers. C follows B and likens
the state’s possible behavior to what the tax authority
tries to do inconsistently. D talks about an Orwellian
System (a despotic form of government described in
Orwell’s novel 1984) thereby linking it to sentence 6.
3. a C. makes a comparison between competition and
justice. D. states what the choice is ‘not between’,
and B. by using ‘rather’ shows that it should follow D.
A continues with the idea and leads to 6. Also DB is a
mandatory pair and hence, we are left with only one
option i.e. A.
4. a A. uses ‘thus’ to show the effect of the disparities in
Yugoslavia mentioned in B. and C. It should thus follow
the two. D. uses the phrase ‘will also’…, thus showing
that it should follow A.
5. b The use of ‘these measures’ in A. refers to the
measures stated in 1., so it should be the first sentence
in the series. B talks about the objectives of these
measures and C. and D. elaborate on the idea.
6. a D. introduces the problem related to petroleum
products, A. presents statistics to support it. B. talks
about electricity, an idea which is continued in 6., so
B. should be the last sentence in the series.
7. b A. starts at the beginning of the last 45 years, B.
states how external powers tried to control the region,
D. continues with the idea. C. talks about supply of
arms to Pakistan, an idea that is continued in 6.
8. c C. states a cause for the problem introduced in 1. B.
starts with ‘added to this’, showing that it should follow
C. A. introduces a way out of the situation and 6.
analyses the solution. Therefore A. should precede 6.
9. c A. introduces us to Rumford’s experiments, D. tells us
about his observations. C. introduces the term ‘caloric’,
B. explains the term.
10. d C. introduces a controversy regarding ‘recognition’,
A. states an aspect of that controversy, B. talks about
what happens when an object is encountered and D.
talks about what happens when the same object is
countered again. BD is a mandatory pair and D has to
be the sentence that makes a pair with sentence 6.
11. a D. continues with the idea introduced in 1. C. states an
explanation about the phenomenon, B. refers to this
explanation and A. states how it was substantiated.
Also A will be the last sentence as it forms a mandatory
pair with sentence 6.
12. a There are two mandatory pairs in the questions. BD
and A6. B. talks about the beginning of evolution
changes, D. about adaptations, C. about further
improvements as well as about extinctions, and A.
about the approach towards modern lines.
13. c A. states that what has been predicted annually,
according to 1. has not happened. B., and then D., talk
about events that led to such a prediction. The use of
‘then’ in D. shows that it should follow B. C. makes a
statement that is analysed in 6.
14. c C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. and D. explain
it, B. presents the Economists’ view of the whole idea.
15. a A. introduces the view of realists regarding reality, B.
refers to ‘this reality’ and should follow A. C. refers to
the realists again by using ‘they’ and should follow A.
and B. D. presents the author’s view about the given
position.
16. d A. introduces ‘changes in demands’ as the topic
sentence, D. gives some factors leading to the
changes, C. elaborates on them and B. shows the
effect of some more factors on the same issue.
17. c B. talks about the positive aspect of India’s technological
front, A. continues with the same, C. introduces the
other side of the issue by using ‘but’ and D. contradicts
C. by giving certain examples.
18. a D. introduces the topic of destruction of enemy kingdom
by conquerors, C. uses the pronoun ‘he’ thus should
follow D., B. and A. present more methods adopted by
the conqueror in destroying the enemy.
19. b C. introduces the idea of various industries offering
services through millions of firms, A. states that the
individual firms vary in size, D. talks about other
variations and B. about the variations in policies etc.
within the firms.
For questions 20 to 23: If we were to number the houses 1-
2-3-4 from left  to right, the information given in the question
can be depicted as:
Nationality
House 
Colour
Favourite 
Drink
House 
Number
English Red Milk 3
Italian Blue Tea 2
Norwegian Yellow Cocoa 1
Spaniard White Fruit Juice 4
Knowing this, we can answer all the questions.
20. a The colour of the Norwegian’s house is yellow.
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21. b Milk is drunk by the Englishman.
22. b The Norwegian drinks Cocoa.
23. d The only statement that is not true is (d), as the Italian
lives in house no. 2 and the Spaniard lives in house no.
4, which are not next to each other.
Q24-27: The best way to solve these kinds of questions is to
assume that one of the statements is either true or false and
thus figure out whether there is consistency in what everyone
is saying.
24. b Let us assume that John’s first statement is true. So
his second statement must be false. This implies that
Mathew did it. This makes Mathew’s first statement
false. So the second statement has to be true. This
implies that Krishna didn’t do it. So Krishna’s first
statement is true and his second statement is false.
Since all the statements are consistent with each other,
the assumption made by us should be the correct one.
So it is Mathew who stole the boat.
25. b The key here are the statements made by Koik. Since
we know that he is wearing a cap, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true. So
his first statement is true and his second statement is
false. This implies that Koik is the priest. This makes
Lony’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony is Koik’s son. This makes
Mirna’s second statement false and so his first
statement is true. So Lony’s father is a pilot. Thus,
Koik is the pilot. (Note: Koik is also the priest).
26. a The first statement of Ram is obviously false, as he is
saying that he never speaks to a stranger, when he
actually is. So he must be new to those parts. This
makes the second statement of Lila false. So she
should be married to Ram. This makes the first
statement of Ram false. So the left road should take
you to the village.
27. b If you observe Charle’s statement carefully, you will
figure out that his first statement is true and second
statement is false. For instance, if his first statement
is false, then his second statement cannot be true.
There would be inconsistency in what he is talking.
So Charles is not the chief. This makes Bobby’s second
statement false and first statement true. So Bobby is
Amar’s father and hence, Amar’s first statement is
false. So his second statement must be true. This
implies that the chief is wearing the red shirt. So Bobby
is the chief.
28. b What follows the blank shows that what has been
happening till now has led to some undesirable things
and hence a change is now coming in. b. is the only
choice that shows what wrong has happened.
29. c c. suggests that the strategy adopted by some people
is not very effective, and the idea is continued with in
the passage when the author refers to it as ‘this
fallacy’.
30. b What follows the blank shows that the author is against
the argument projected in the beginning of the
passage. B. is the only choice which would support
this.
31. a The passage begins with the situation of two people
on two different sides of the issue. Each gets a
chance to argue his or her position and after listening
to each other they decide whether they wish to change
their position or not. The use of ‘then’ after the blank
shows that some action has taken place before it, and
a. is the only choice showing an action.
32. d A brand is a type of product and a sports car is a type
of an automobile.
33. b A gourmet is an expert on food and a connoisseur is
an expert on art.
34. a North is the opposite of south and black of white.
35. d Drought and famine are synonyms as are training and
skill.
36. a Nuts and bolts are used together as a phrase just as
nitty-gritty are also used together.
37. b Salty is the adjective for the noun ‘salt’. Bovine is the
adjective for the noun ‘cow’.
38. a Lack of being just is the defining characteristic of
arbitrary just as lack of having order is a characteristic
of chaos.
39. d A crime leads to punishment, just as a homicide leads
to a penalty.
40. c Stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere, jet is a kind of
an aircraft.
41. c The first word of both the pairs implies ‘to cut or break
up something into parts’ while the second word in
both means ‘bringing things together’.
42. d All others relate to payments made for something.
43. d Equestrian means of or pertaining to horseback riding.
Neigh is the cry of a horse. A derby is an annual horse
race.  Bark is the odd word out.
44. d All others are synonyms.
45. d All others are nouns, while write is a verb.
46. c All others are synonyms.
47. d The correct tag question should use the same auxiliary
verb as in the main clause, hence the correct tag
question here would be, ‘did you?’.
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CAT 1993 Actual Paper
48. b The correct idiomatic usage is ‘prevented someone
from leaving’.
49. d The ‘documents’ are a plural noun, so should be
referred to by them and not it.
50. a Here who is acting as an object for the verb invited,
hence should be replaced by ‘whom’.
51. c From statement I: 2X 2Y 40 += or XY 20 +=
This statement alone cannot give the value of X.
From statement II: X2Y 20 -=
This statement also alone cannot give the value of X.
On combining statements I and II:
Multiplying the second statement by –1 and adding
both the statements, we get
3Y 0 = i.e., Y0, = but it is given that Y is non negative.
?
Y = 0 and X = 20
Hence, the answer is (c).
52. c From statement I:
(a, b) can be (1, 8), (2, 4), (4, 2) and (8, 1).
Therefore, statement I alone cannot give the value of
a, b and c.
From statement II:
(b, c) can be (1, 9), (3, 3) and (9, 1).
On combining statements I and II:
b = 1, a = 8 and c = 9
Hence, the answer is (c).
53. a If the numbers are a, b, c and d such that a < b < c < d,
then from statement I, we get (d – c) > (b – a).
So we can say, (d + a) > (b + c) or (d + a) + (d + a) >
(b + c) + (d + a). Dividing both the sides by 4, we get
(d + a) (a + b + c + d)
 > .
24
This shows that the average of the largest and the
smallest of four numbers is indeed greater than the
average of all the 4 numbers. Hence, we can answer
the question using first statement only.
54. d From statement I, the ages could be either (1, 3, 7) or
(1, 1, 21). Statement II doesn’t simplify this further as
none of the above combinations when added is divisible
by 3.
Hence, the answer is (d).
55. c From statement I: From this statement, exact number
of widgets produced by machine A cannot be
determined.
From statement II: From this statement also exact
number of widgets produced by machine A cannot be
determined.
On combining statements I and II: Dealer
produced minimum 10 units of widget A and 15 units of
widget B and for that he requires 10 × 2 + 15 × 4 = 80
machine hours and number of machine hours available
per week is also 80 hours.
Hence, he produced 10 units of widget A.
56. a From statement I: We can say that the perimeter of
the hexagon is 36 cm, or the length of each side is 6
cm. From this we can find its area. So this statement
alone is sufficient to answer the question.
From statement II: It does not provide any other
data, but merely states the property of a regular
hexagon. So, this statement alone is not sufficient to
answer the question.
57. c From statement I: Let price per kg of mangoes be
Rs.x and price per dozen of oranges be Rs.y.
?
10x + 2y = 252
From this statement, we cannot find x.
From statement II: 2x = y
From this statement also, we cannot find the price per
kg of mangoes.
On combining statements I and II: 14x = 252 i.e.,
x = 18
Hence, the answer is (c).
58. c The two equations are : 2o + 3b + 4a = 15 and 3o + 2b
+ a = 10.
Adding the two equations, we get
5o + 5b + 5a = 25
? o + b + a = 5
? 3o + 3b + 3a = 15.
59. c Since the inflation rate is 8% in both the years 1994
and 1995, therefore, the rate of increase of the price
of sugar is 10%.
? Price of sugar on January 1, 1996 = Price of sugar
on January 1, 1994 ×
2
10
1
100
??
+
??
??
= 20 ×1.21
= Rs.24.20 per kg.
60. c Total number of two digit codes that can be formed is
10 × 10 = 100
Out of them 0,1,6,8,9 can create confusion.
Using these five digits, total number of two digit numbers
that can be made is 5 × 5 = 25.
But out of these 25 numbers 00,11,88,69 and 96 will
not make any confusion.
Hence, the required answer is 100 – 25 + 5 = 80.
61. a It can be very easy to figure out that (x + y) will
always be greater than xy, only if one of them is 1. For
eg. If x = 1 and y =2, then (x + y) = 3 and xy = 2.
Hence, (x + y) > xy.
Other than this, for all other values of x & y, (x + y) will
always be less than xy, and hence, the ratio of
(x + y)
 < 1,
xy
 and hence, cannot be an integer. Also,
even if one of the values is 1, 
(x + y)
xy
 will never be an
integer. Hence, the answer is (a).
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62. d You can do this by the method of simulation. For eg.
Let the three numbers be 1, 3 & 5. So option (a) is 1
2
3
2
 5
2
 = 225, which is odd. (b) is 3(1
2
 + 3
3
)5
2
 = 2100,
which is even. 5 + 3 + 5
4 
= 633, which is odd. (d) is
2
(14 + 34)
5 = 1025,
2
which is not even and hence,
the answer.
63. c This can be logically done in the following manner.
There are 139 players in all. We want to determine 1
champion among them. So all except the Champion
should lose. A player can lose only once and since
any match produces only one loser, to produce 138
losers, there should be 138 matches that should be
played.
64. a The initial reading for 10 coins is : 6 Tails and 4 Heads
After repeating the process of flipping one coin at
random for 7 times, the final reading for 9 coins is: 5
Tails and 4 Heads.
Therefore, possible final reading for 10 coins is:
6 Tails and 4 Heads or 5 Tails and 5 Heads.
If the final reading is 6T and 4H, it is same as the initial
one. However, this is not possible as the process of
flipping a coin has taken place an odd number of times,
so there has to be atleast one change in the final
reading.
Therefore, the final reading is 5T and 5H.
So the covered coin will certainly be a Head.
65. a Let the two given numbers be x and y such that x > y.
According to the question,
yy
x3y
22
??
-= -
??
??
x2
.
y1
?=
66. c
It can be seen that, if we place the 3 cones in such a
way that they touch each other, it will be similar to
placing 3 circles touching, with vertices of the cone
corresponding to the centers of the circles. The
centers of the circle form an equilateral triangle with
each side being 2r. A circle that passes through the
centers will be the circumcircle to such a triangle. The
radius of the circumcircle of an equilateral triangle is
1
3
??
??
??
 times its side.
Hence, in our case it would be be
2r
3
??
??
??
and 
2r
 > r,
3
??
??
??
since 3 = 1.73 (approx.).
67. a
A B
C
O
Let x meters and y meters be the radius of the outer
and the inner circles respectively and O be their center.
In right angled ? OCB,
CB
2
 = OB
2
 
– OC
2
? 9 = x
2
 – y
2
? (x + y) ( x – y) = 9 × 1
As x and y are integers, therefore, x + y = 9 and x – y
= 1.
Thus, x = 5.
Hence, radius of the outer circle is 5 meters.
68. b It can be seen that every city is connected to all the
other 3 cities.
If we start from city A, there are 3 ways in which we
can proceed, viz. AB, AD or AC.
Once we are at any of these cities, each one of them
is connected to the other 3 cities. But since we cannot
go back to city A, there are only 2 ways in which we
can proceed from here.
If we are at B, we can take either paths BD or BC.
From this point, we have a choice of going directly to
A (thus skipping 4th city) or go to 4th city and come
back to A. Eg. If we are at D, we can either take DA or
DCA. So there are 2 more ways to go from here.
Hence, required number of ways = 3 x 2 x 2 = 12.
 A
B
C
 D
 
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