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Page 1 CAT 1994 Actual Paper
Answers and Explanations
CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1 c 21 b 41 d 61 c 81 d 101 d 121 a 141 c 161 b 181 d
2 b 22 c 42 c 62 a 82 c 102 c 122 d 142 d 162 d 182 c
3 a 23 b 43 a 63 b 83 a 103 d 123 c 143 b 163 a 183 b
4 c 24 b 44 b 64 a 84 c 104 d 124 c 144 c 164 b 184 d
5 d 25 c 45 d 65 b 85 b 105 b 125 b 145 b 165 d 185 a
6 b 26 d 46 b 66 c 86 c 106 b 126 b 146 c 166 d 186 b
7 a 27 a 47 c 67 c 87 b 107 d 127 c 147 c 167 c 187 b
8 c 28 d 48 a 68 d 88 c 108 d 128 b 148 d 168 a 188 c
9 a 29 b 49 b 69 d 89 b 109 d 129 b 149 c 169 d 189 d
10 d 30 a 50 d 70 b 90 c 110 c 130 b 150 b 170 a 190 d
11 b 31 c 51 c 71 b 91 c 111 b 131 d 151 c 171 b
12 c 32 a 52 b 72 a 92 a 112 c 132 c 152 c 172 b
13 d 33 a 53 a 73 b 93 b 113 b 133 b 153 d 173 c
14 b 34 b 54 c 74 d 94 b 114 d 134 a 154 d 174 c
15 a 35 d 55 d 75 a 95 d 115 a 135 c 155 c 175 c
16 a 36 c 56 a 76 b 96 c 116 c 136 a 156 c 176 c
17 b 37 a 57 d 77 c 97 b 117 b 137 b 157 d 177 b
18 d 38 b 58 d 78 c 98 c 118 a 138 c 158 a 178 d
19 d 39 c 59 b 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 a 159 a 179 d
20 a 40 d 60 b 80 a 100 d 120 a 140 d 160 d 180 c
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Page 1 CAT 1994 Actual Paper
Answers and Explanations
CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1 c 21 b 41 d 61 c 81 d 101 d 121 a 141 c 161 b 181 d
2 b 22 c 42 c 62 a 82 c 102 c 122 d 142 d 162 d 182 c
3 a 23 b 43 a 63 b 83 a 103 d 123 c 143 b 163 a 183 b
4 c 24 b 44 b 64 a 84 c 104 d 124 c 144 c 164 b 184 d
5 d 25 c 45 d 65 b 85 b 105 b 125 b 145 b 165 d 185 a
6 b 26 d 46 b 66 c 86 c 106 b 126 b 146 c 166 d 186 b
7 a 27 a 47 c 67 c 87 b 107 d 127 c 147 c 167 c 187 b
8 c 28 d 48 a 68 d 88 c 108 d 128 b 148 d 168 a 188 c
9 a 29 b 49 b 69 d 89 b 109 d 129 b 149 c 169 d 189 d
10 d 30 a 50 d 70 b 90 c 110 c 130 b 150 b 170 a 190 d
11 b 31 c 51 c 71 b 91 c 111 b 131 d 151 c 171 b
12 c 32 a 52 b 72 a 92 a 112 c 132 c 152 c 172 b
13 d 33 a 53 a 73 b 93 b 113 b 133 b 153 d 173 c
14 b 34 b 54 c 74 d 94 b 114 d 134 a 154 d 174 c
15 a 35 d 55 d 75 a 95 d 115 a 135 c 155 c 175 c
16 a 36 c 56 a 76 b 96 c 116 c 136 a 156 c 176 c
17 b 37 a 57 d 77 c 97 b 117 b 137 b 157 d 177 b
18 d 38 b 58 d 78 c 98 c 118 a 138 c 158 a 178 d
19 d 39 c 59 b 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 a 159 a 179 d
20 a 40 d 60 b 80 a 100 d 120 a 140 d 160 d 180 c
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1. c C. should be the first sentence as it states that the
logic presented in 1. is not true. A. and D. talk about the
qualities of a good actor. B. talks about the author’s
own plays and 6. continues with his observation in B.
2. b C. introduces the idea that some comedies have
survived over many years. B. gives a reason for it
and A. continues with the reason.
3. a B. introduces ‘an ally of the wind’, hinted at in 1. C.
states that the author did not hear it and A. gives the
reason for it.
4. c D. talks about the ‘power’ introduced in 1. A. states
that if ‘it is an anchor in difficulties it should be
remembered in good times too’. C. states the work
done by some organizations and B. adds to it.
5. d A. suggests that seniors should help in showing the
path. B. continues by referring to ‘the seniors’
mentioned in A. C. and D. state how one should accept
the help provided by seniors.
6. b C. introduces the idea of making a will, A. gives a
reason for doing so, B. and D. exemplify it through an
example from author’s life.
7. a C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. states how
India is doing what C. has warned against. B. compares
India’s attitude with that of the smaller countries and
D. refers to a specific case to prove the point.
8. c C. states a situation, A. contradicts by using ‘but’, D.
states that as the trail continues one feels that one
would son see the plain, but B. shows that this hope
is not fulfilled.
9. a D. introduces an idea of using something in tricks. C.
gives an example of one such trick B. talks of
something entertainers would do and D. tells us about
something that happened during one such show.
10. d B. introduces the author, D. says that he enjoys his
profession, A. and C. continue with it.
11. b Privilege can be used in A., B. and D.
12. c Disaster can fit in A., C. and D.
13. d Depression fits in A., B. and D.
14. b Imagination fits in A. and D.
15. a State fits in A., B. and D.
16. a Perjury is  deliberate, willful giving of false evidence
under oath i.e. lying under oath.
Similarly testimony is a statement given under oath.
17. b Medieval follows prehistoric, just as future follows
present.
18. d Both the pairs are pairs of synonyms.
19. d C. should precede D. as D. uses ‘they’ to refer to ‘the
evils of one’s own life’ mentioned in C.B. and A. logically
follow.
20. a Only C. uses the noun ‘the writer’, which is referred to
as ‘he’ in all other choices, hence C. should be the first
one in the series. Also B should logically follow C. So
this makes option (a) correct.
21. b The subject of the sentence has been introduced in A.
as ‘the masterpiece’, so should be the first part of the
sentence. A masterpiece cannot be a career, or
untaught genius. Only D. can follow A.
22. c C. introduces the central point of the sentence as ‘the
public being easily disillusioned’. It should be the first
part in the series. B., D. and then A. logically follow.
23. b D. introduces the subject as ‘the roots of the riots’, B.
states what the roots are related to, C. gives another
point of relation, which has to logically precede A.
24. b Only ‘happened to be ’ or ‘wasn’t’ can grammatically fit
here. ‘Wasn’t’ does not give the sentence the
appropriate meaning.
25. c One ‘launches’ a product.
26. d ‘Unexpected success’ goes best with ‘fortune was
made’.
27. a The correct idiomatic usage is ‘smothering the flames’,
which means to extinguish the flames.
28. d Because there is a reference of two peoples Sam
and I, there is a need to use ‘Between’.
29. b ‘Hinge upon’ means ‘depends upon’.
30. a Only ‘come in’ fits here, in the sense of “appear in”.
31. c C. and D both present facts and no other choice gives
that as an option.
32. a A. presents a judgement on part of the author, B. and
C. present facts and D. presents a logical conclusion
based on the facts.
33. a B. presents a fact and no other choice gives that as
an option C. Presents an inference based on a logical
conclusion of the fact that the revenues are already
dwindling.
34. b We can see that B. presents a fact and D. presents an
inference.
35. d A. and C. clearly present facts. B. is an opinion of the
author based on common sense .D. presents an
inference.
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Answers and Explanations
CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1 c 21 b 41 d 61 c 81 d 101 d 121 a 141 c 161 b 181 d
2 b 22 c 42 c 62 a 82 c 102 c 122 d 142 d 162 d 182 c
3 a 23 b 43 a 63 b 83 a 103 d 123 c 143 b 163 a 183 b
4 c 24 b 44 b 64 a 84 c 104 d 124 c 144 c 164 b 184 d
5 d 25 c 45 d 65 b 85 b 105 b 125 b 145 b 165 d 185 a
6 b 26 d 46 b 66 c 86 c 106 b 126 b 146 c 166 d 186 b
7 a 27 a 47 c 67 c 87 b 107 d 127 c 147 c 167 c 187 b
8 c 28 d 48 a 68 d 88 c 108 d 128 b 148 d 168 a 188 c
9 a 29 b 49 b 69 d 89 b 109 d 129 b 149 c 169 d 189 d
10 d 30 a 50 d 70 b 90 c 110 c 130 b 150 b 170 a 190 d
11 b 31 c 51 c 71 b 91 c 111 b 131 d 151 c 171 b
12 c 32 a 52 b 72 a 92 a 112 c 132 c 152 c 172 b
13 d 33 a 53 a 73 b 93 b 113 b 133 b 153 d 173 c
14 b 34 b 54 c 74 d 94 b 114 d 134 a 154 d 174 c
15 a 35 d 55 d 75 a 95 d 115 a 135 c 155 c 175 c
16 a 36 c 56 a 76 b 96 c 116 c 136 a 156 c 176 c
17 b 37 a 57 d 77 c 97 b 117 b 137 b 157 d 177 b
18 d 38 b 58 d 78 c 98 c 118 a 138 c 158 a 178 d
19 d 39 c 59 b 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 a 159 a 179 d
20 a 40 d 60 b 80 a 100 d 120 a 140 d 160 d 180 c
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1. c C. should be the first sentence as it states that the
logic presented in 1. is not true. A. and D. talk about the
qualities of a good actor. B. talks about the author’s
own plays and 6. continues with his observation in B.
2. b C. introduces the idea that some comedies have
survived over many years. B. gives a reason for it
and A. continues with the reason.
3. a B. introduces ‘an ally of the wind’, hinted at in 1. C.
states that the author did not hear it and A. gives the
reason for it.
4. c D. talks about the ‘power’ introduced in 1. A. states
that if ‘it is an anchor in difficulties it should be
remembered in good times too’. C. states the work
done by some organizations and B. adds to it.
5. d A. suggests that seniors should help in showing the
path. B. continues by referring to ‘the seniors’
mentioned in A. C. and D. state how one should accept
the help provided by seniors.
6. b C. introduces the idea of making a will, A. gives a
reason for doing so, B. and D. exemplify it through an
example from author’s life.
7. a C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. states how
India is doing what C. has warned against. B. compares
India’s attitude with that of the smaller countries and
D. refers to a specific case to prove the point.
8. c C. states a situation, A. contradicts by using ‘but’, D.
states that as the trail continues one feels that one
would son see the plain, but B. shows that this hope
is not fulfilled.
9. a D. introduces an idea of using something in tricks. C.
gives an example of one such trick B. talks of
something entertainers would do and D. tells us about
something that happened during one such show.
10. d B. introduces the author, D. says that he enjoys his
profession, A. and C. continue with it.
11. b Privilege can be used in A., B. and D.
12. c Disaster can fit in A., C. and D.
13. d Depression fits in A., B. and D.
14. b Imagination fits in A. and D.
15. a State fits in A., B. and D.
16. a Perjury is  deliberate, willful giving of false evidence
under oath i.e. lying under oath.
Similarly testimony is a statement given under oath.
17. b Medieval follows prehistoric, just as future follows
present.
18. d Both the pairs are pairs of synonyms.
19. d C. should precede D. as D. uses ‘they’ to refer to ‘the
evils of one’s own life’ mentioned in C.B. and A. logically
follow.
20. a Only C. uses the noun ‘the writer’, which is referred to
as ‘he’ in all other choices, hence C. should be the first
one in the series. Also B should logically follow C. So
this makes option (a) correct.
21. b The subject of the sentence has been introduced in A.
as ‘the masterpiece’, so should be the first part of the
sentence. A masterpiece cannot be a career, or
untaught genius. Only D. can follow A.
22. c C. introduces the central point of the sentence as ‘the
public being easily disillusioned’. It should be the first
part in the series. B., D. and then A. logically follow.
23. b D. introduces the subject as ‘the roots of the riots’, B.
states what the roots are related to, C. gives another
point of relation, which has to logically precede A.
24. b Only ‘happened to be ’ or ‘wasn’t’ can grammatically fit
here. ‘Wasn’t’ does not give the sentence the
appropriate meaning.
25. c One ‘launches’ a product.
26. d ‘Unexpected success’ goes best with ‘fortune was
made’.
27. a The correct idiomatic usage is ‘smothering the flames’,
which means to extinguish the flames.
28. d Because there is a reference of two peoples Sam
and I, there is a need to use ‘Between’.
29. b ‘Hinge upon’ means ‘depends upon’.
30. a Only ‘come in’ fits here, in the sense of “appear in”.
31. c C. and D both present facts and no other choice gives
that as an option.
32. a A. presents a judgement on part of the author, B. and
C. present facts and D. presents a logical conclusion
based on the facts.
33. a B. presents a fact and no other choice gives that as
an option C. Presents an inference based on a logical
conclusion of the fact that the revenues are already
dwindling.
34. b We can see that B. presents a fact and D. presents an
inference.
35. d A. and C. clearly present facts. B. is an opinion of the
author based on common sense .D. presents an
inference.
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36. c A. is based on common sense. B. is a well known
fact. C. is a logical conclusion based on B.
37. a B. is a well known fact which logically leads to the
inference drawn in C. Other two are opinions of the
author and hence judgements.
38. b B. and D. clearly present facts. C. presents an
inference based on these facts.
39. c A. and D. present facts, B. presents a logical
conclusion based on these facts and C. presents a
judgement on part of the author.
40. d A. is not a fact as it uses the phrase ‘it appears’. C.
and D. clearly present facts.
41. d
Herbivore
Meat
Vegetarian
42. c
Nectar
Roses
Shrubs
43. a
Seasons
Autumn
Spring
44. b
Yellow
Birds
Falcons
45. d
Hooks
Wires
Springs
46. b
Cabra
Abra
Dabra
47. c
Plane
Chain
Mane
48. a
Dolls
Toys
Nice
49. b Structures
Sky scrapers Buildings
50. d
Buckets
Bin
Baskets
51. c Let x be the number of votes not cast for Praja Party in
the previous polls.
So the number of votes not cast for the party in this
assembly polls would be 1.25x.
Margin of victory in the previous polls
= (Votes cast) – (Votes not cast)
= (260000 – x) – x = (260000 – 2x).
Margin of loss in this years polls
= 1.25x – (260000 – 1.25x)
= (2.5x – 260000).
As per the given information,
margin of loss this year = 2 × Margin of victory last
year.
Therefore, (2.5x – 260000) = 2(260000 – 2x).
? x = 120000.
So the number of votes cast for the party in assembly
election = 260000 – 120000
= 140000.
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Answers and Explanations
CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1 c 21 b 41 d 61 c 81 d 101 d 121 a 141 c 161 b 181 d
2 b 22 c 42 c 62 a 82 c 102 c 122 d 142 d 162 d 182 c
3 a 23 b 43 a 63 b 83 a 103 d 123 c 143 b 163 a 183 b
4 c 24 b 44 b 64 a 84 c 104 d 124 c 144 c 164 b 184 d
5 d 25 c 45 d 65 b 85 b 105 b 125 b 145 b 165 d 185 a
6 b 26 d 46 b 66 c 86 c 106 b 126 b 146 c 166 d 186 b
7 a 27 a 47 c 67 c 87 b 107 d 127 c 147 c 167 c 187 b
8 c 28 d 48 a 68 d 88 c 108 d 128 b 148 d 168 a 188 c
9 a 29 b 49 b 69 d 89 b 109 d 129 b 149 c 169 d 189 d
10 d 30 a 50 d 70 b 90 c 110 c 130 b 150 b 170 a 190 d
11 b 31 c 51 c 71 b 91 c 111 b 131 d 151 c 171 b
12 c 32 a 52 b 72 a 92 a 112 c 132 c 152 c 172 b
13 d 33 a 53 a 73 b 93 b 113 b 133 b 153 d 173 c
14 b 34 b 54 c 74 d 94 b 114 d 134 a 154 d 174 c
15 a 35 d 55 d 75 a 95 d 115 a 135 c 155 c 175 c
16 a 36 c 56 a 76 b 96 c 116 c 136 a 156 c 176 c
17 b 37 a 57 d 77 c 97 b 117 b 137 b 157 d 177 b
18 d 38 b 58 d 78 c 98 c 118 a 138 c 158 a 178 d
19 d 39 c 59 b 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 a 159 a 179 d
20 a 40 d 60 b 80 a 100 d 120 a 140 d 160 d 180 c
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1. c C. should be the first sentence as it states that the
logic presented in 1. is not true. A. and D. talk about the
qualities of a good actor. B. talks about the author’s
own plays and 6. continues with his observation in B.
2. b C. introduces the idea that some comedies have
survived over many years. B. gives a reason for it
and A. continues with the reason.
3. a B. introduces ‘an ally of the wind’, hinted at in 1. C.
states that the author did not hear it and A. gives the
reason for it.
4. c D. talks about the ‘power’ introduced in 1. A. states
that if ‘it is an anchor in difficulties it should be
remembered in good times too’. C. states the work
done by some organizations and B. adds to it.
5. d A. suggests that seniors should help in showing the
path. B. continues by referring to ‘the seniors’
mentioned in A. C. and D. state how one should accept
the help provided by seniors.
6. b C. introduces the idea of making a will, A. gives a
reason for doing so, B. and D. exemplify it through an
example from author’s life.
7. a C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. states how
India is doing what C. has warned against. B. compares
India’s attitude with that of the smaller countries and
D. refers to a specific case to prove the point.
8. c C. states a situation, A. contradicts by using ‘but’, D.
states that as the trail continues one feels that one
would son see the plain, but B. shows that this hope
is not fulfilled.
9. a D. introduces an idea of using something in tricks. C.
gives an example of one such trick B. talks of
something entertainers would do and D. tells us about
something that happened during one such show.
10. d B. introduces the author, D. says that he enjoys his
profession, A. and C. continue with it.
11. b Privilege can be used in A., B. and D.
12. c Disaster can fit in A., C. and D.
13. d Depression fits in A., B. and D.
14. b Imagination fits in A. and D.
15. a State fits in A., B. and D.
16. a Perjury is  deliberate, willful giving of false evidence
under oath i.e. lying under oath.
Similarly testimony is a statement given under oath.
17. b Medieval follows prehistoric, just as future follows
present.
18. d Both the pairs are pairs of synonyms.
19. d C. should precede D. as D. uses ‘they’ to refer to ‘the
evils of one’s own life’ mentioned in C.B. and A. logically
follow.
20. a Only C. uses the noun ‘the writer’, which is referred to
as ‘he’ in all other choices, hence C. should be the first
one in the series. Also B should logically follow C. So
this makes option (a) correct.
21. b The subject of the sentence has been introduced in A.
as ‘the masterpiece’, so should be the first part of the
sentence. A masterpiece cannot be a career, or
untaught genius. Only D. can follow A.
22. c C. introduces the central point of the sentence as ‘the
public being easily disillusioned’. It should be the first
part in the series. B., D. and then A. logically follow.
23. b D. introduces the subject as ‘the roots of the riots’, B.
states what the roots are related to, C. gives another
point of relation, which has to logically precede A.
24. b Only ‘happened to be ’ or ‘wasn’t’ can grammatically fit
here. ‘Wasn’t’ does not give the sentence the
appropriate meaning.
25. c One ‘launches’ a product.
26. d ‘Unexpected success’ goes best with ‘fortune was
made’.
27. a The correct idiomatic usage is ‘smothering the flames’,
which means to extinguish the flames.
28. d Because there is a reference of two peoples Sam
and I, there is a need to use ‘Between’.
29. b ‘Hinge upon’ means ‘depends upon’.
30. a Only ‘come in’ fits here, in the sense of “appear in”.
31. c C. and D both present facts and no other choice gives
that as an option.
32. a A. presents a judgement on part of the author, B. and
C. present facts and D. presents a logical conclusion
based on the facts.
33. a B. presents a fact and no other choice gives that as
an option C. Presents an inference based on a logical
conclusion of the fact that the revenues are already
dwindling.
34. b We can see that B. presents a fact and D. presents an
inference.
35. d A. and C. clearly present facts. B. is an opinion of the
author based on common sense .D. presents an
inference.
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36. c A. is based on common sense. B. is a well known
fact. C. is a logical conclusion based on B.
37. a B. is a well known fact which logically leads to the
inference drawn in C. Other two are opinions of the
author and hence judgements.
38. b B. and D. clearly present facts. C. presents an
inference based on these facts.
39. c A. and D. present facts, B. presents a logical
conclusion based on these facts and C. presents a
judgement on part of the author.
40. d A. is not a fact as it uses the phrase ‘it appears’. C.
and D. clearly present facts.
41. d
Herbivore
Meat
Vegetarian
42. c
Nectar
Roses
Shrubs
43. a
Seasons
Autumn
Spring
44. b
Yellow
Birds
Falcons
45. d
Hooks
Wires
Springs
46. b
Cabra
Abra
Dabra
47. c
Plane
Chain
Mane
48. a
Dolls
Toys
Nice
49. b Structures
Sky scrapers Buildings
50. d
Buckets
Bin
Baskets
51. c Let x be the number of votes not cast for Praja Party in
the previous polls.
So the number of votes not cast for the party in this
assembly polls would be 1.25x.
Margin of victory in the previous polls
= (Votes cast) – (Votes not cast)
= (260000 – x) – x = (260000 – 2x).
Margin of loss in this years polls
= 1.25x – (260000 – 1.25x)
= (2.5x – 260000).
As per the given information,
margin of loss this year = 2 × Margin of victory last
year.
Therefore, (2.5x – 260000) = 2(260000 – 2x).
? x = 120000.
So the number of votes cast for the party in assembly
election = 260000 – 120000
= 140000.
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For questions 52 to 54: The data can be represented in the
following Venn diagrams.
Ganashakti
Anand Bazaar
Patrika
  0
 
(6)
(4)
 
Ghosh housing society
 4
 
 6
(10)
 
Anand Bazaar
Patrika
Ganashakti
  38
 
(121)
(117)
 
Dighoshpur 
(200)
79 83
Anand Bazaar
Patrika Ganashakti
     (33)
  20
 
(32)
(52)
Aghosh Colony
 
19  13
52. b Number of persons in Dighoshpur who read only
Ganashakti = 83.
53.a Number of persons in Aghosh Colony who read both
the newspapers = 13.
54. c Number of persons in Aghosh Colony who read only 1
newspaper = 20+19 = 39.
55. d
() 75
log log x + 5 + x = 0,
We know
x
a
log b x a b =? =
()
0
5
log x + 5 + x = 7 ?
() 5
log x 5 x 1 ?++=
1
x5 x 5 ?++ =
x5 5 x ?+ =-
Squaring both sides
x5 25 x2 5 x ?+ = + - ×
x5 25 x 10 x ?+ = + +
10 x 20 ?=
x2 ?=
() ()
2
2
x2 ?=
x4 ?=
56. a If the diameters and the heights of a cone and a cylinder
are same, then the volume of cone is always 1/3
rd
 the
volume of the cylinder.
So the ratio of the volume of cone to the volume of
cylinder = 1 : 3.
The only answer choice that supports this is (a).
57. d
Expenditure of Expenditure of
Town A 
students
Town B 
students
(a) 33 km from 
A
33x1.2x30 = 
1188
67x1.2x100 = 
8040
1188+8040 = 
9228
(b) 33 km from 
B
67x1.2x30= 2412 33x1.2x100 = 
3960
2412+3960 = 
6372
(c) Town A 0 100x100x1.2 = 
12000
12000
(d) Town B 30x100x1.2 = 
3600
0 3600
Option Location Total 
Expenditure
Hence we find that the least expenditure will be
incurred if the school is located in town B.
HINT : Students please note that since there are more
number of students from Town B, to minimise the total
expenditure the school should be located as closer to
town B as possible.
58. d There are 18 men, 15 women and 6 children.
Working efficiency of man : woman : child = 6 : 3 : 1.
So the ratio of the work done in a day by 18 men, 15
women and 6 children
= (18 × 6) : (15 × 3) : (6 ×1) = 108 : 45 : 6.
Hence, the daily wage of Rs.1113 should be divided in
this ratio. That makes it, Rs.756 for men, Rs.315 for
women and Rs.42 for children.
Hence, 6 children earn Rs.42 in a day.
So the daily wage of a child should be Rs.7
59. b Let the radius and height of original cone be ‘r’ and ‘h’
respectively.
? The volume of the original cone 
()
2
 rh
V.
3
p
=
The height and radius of the smaller cone are 
2h
3
 and
2r
 
3
respectively.
So its volume 
2
2r 2h 8V
.
33 3 27
p ??
=× × =
??
??
 ? Volume of frustum = 
8V 19V
V.
27 27
??
-=
??
??
 ? Ratio of the volumes = 8 : 19.
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CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1 c 21 b 41 d 61 c 81 d 101 d 121 a 141 c 161 b 181 d
2 b 22 c 42 c 62 a 82 c 102 c 122 d 142 d 162 d 182 c
3 a 23 b 43 a 63 b 83 a 103 d 123 c 143 b 163 a 183 b
4 c 24 b 44 b 64 a 84 c 104 d 124 c 144 c 164 b 184 d
5 d 25 c 45 d 65 b 85 b 105 b 125 b 145 b 165 d 185 a
6 b 26 d 46 b 66 c 86 c 106 b 126 b 146 c 166 d 186 b
7 a 27 a 47 c 67 c 87 b 107 d 127 c 147 c 167 c 187 b
8 c 28 d 48 a 68 d 88 c 108 d 128 b 148 d 168 a 188 c
9 a 29 b 49 b 69 d 89 b 109 d 129 b 149 c 169 d 189 d
10 d 30 a 50 d 70 b 90 c 110 c 130 b 150 b 170 a 190 d
11 b 31 c 51 c 71 b 91 c 111 b 131 d 151 c 171 b
12 c 32 a 52 b 72 a 92 a 112 c 132 c 152 c 172 b
13 d 33 a 53 a 73 b 93 b 113 b 133 b 153 d 173 c
14 b 34 b 54 c 74 d 94 b 114 d 134 a 154 d 174 c
15 a 35 d 55 d 75 a 95 d 115 a 135 c 155 c 175 c
16 a 36 c 56 a 76 b 96 c 116 c 136 a 156 c 176 c
17 b 37 a 57 d 77 c 97 b 117 b 137 b 157 d 177 b
18 d 38 b 58 d 78 c 98 c 118 a 138 c 158 a 178 d
19 d 39 c 59 b 79 d 99 d 119 b 139 a 159 a 179 d
20 a 40 d 60 b 80 a 100 d 120 a 140 d 160 d 180 c
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CAT 1994 Actual Paper
1. c C. should be the first sentence as it states that the
logic presented in 1. is not true. A. and D. talk about the
qualities of a good actor. B. talks about the author’s
own plays and 6. continues with his observation in B.
2. b C. introduces the idea that some comedies have
survived over many years. B. gives a reason for it
and A. continues with the reason.
3. a B. introduces ‘an ally of the wind’, hinted at in 1. C.
states that the author did not hear it and A. gives the
reason for it.
4. c D. talks about the ‘power’ introduced in 1. A. states
that if ‘it is an anchor in difficulties it should be
remembered in good times too’. C. states the work
done by some organizations and B. adds to it.
5. d A. suggests that seniors should help in showing the
path. B. continues by referring to ‘the seniors’
mentioned in A. C. and D. state how one should accept
the help provided by seniors.
6. b C. introduces the idea of making a will, A. gives a
reason for doing so, B. and D. exemplify it through an
example from author’s life.
7. a C. introduces the topic of the passage, A. states how
India is doing what C. has warned against. B. compares
India’s attitude with that of the smaller countries and
D. refers to a specific case to prove the point.
8. c C. states a situation, A. contradicts by using ‘but’, D.
states that as the trail continues one feels that one
would son see the plain, but B. shows that this hope
is not fulfilled.
9. a D. introduces an idea of using something in tricks. C.
gives an example of one such trick B. talks of
something entertainers would do and D. tells us about
something that happened during one such show.
10. d B. introduces the author, D. says that he enjoys his
profession, A. and C. continue with it.
11. b Privilege can be used in A., B. and D.
12. c Disaster can fit in A., C. and D.
13. d Depression fits in A., B. and D.
14. b Imagination fits in A. and D.
15. a State fits in A., B. and D.
16. a Perjury is  deliberate, willful giving of false evidence
under oath i.e. lying under oath.
Similarly testimony is a statement given under oath.
17. b Medieval follows prehistoric, just as future follows
present.
18. d Both the pairs are pairs of synonyms.
19. d C. should precede D. as D. uses ‘they’ to refer to ‘the
evils of one’s own life’ mentioned in C.B. and A. logically
follow.
20. a Only C. uses the noun ‘the writer’, which is referred to
as ‘he’ in all other choices, hence C. should be the first
one in the series. Also B should logically follow C. So
this makes option (a) correct.
21. b The subject of the sentence has been introduced in A.
as ‘the masterpiece’, so should be the first part of the
sentence. A masterpiece cannot be a career, or
untaught genius. Only D. can follow A.
22. c C. introduces the central point of the sentence as ‘the
public being easily disillusioned’. It should be the first
part in the series. B., D. and then A. logically follow.
23. b D. introduces the subject as ‘the roots of the riots’, B.
states what the roots are related to, C. gives another
point of relation, which has to logically precede A.
24. b Only ‘happened to be ’ or ‘wasn’t’ can grammatically fit
here. ‘Wasn’t’ does not give the sentence the
appropriate meaning.
25. c One ‘launches’ a product.
26. d ‘Unexpected success’ goes best with ‘fortune was
made’.
27. a The correct idiomatic usage is ‘smothering the flames’,
which means to extinguish the flames.
28. d Because there is a reference of two peoples Sam
and I, there is a need to use ‘Between’.
29. b ‘Hinge upon’ means ‘depends upon’.
30. a Only ‘come in’ fits here, in the sense of “appear in”.
31. c C. and D both present facts and no other choice gives
that as an option.
32. a A. presents a judgement on part of the author, B. and
C. present facts and D. presents a logical conclusion
based on the facts.
33. a B. presents a fact and no other choice gives that as
an option C. Presents an inference based on a logical
conclusion of the fact that the revenues are already
dwindling.
34. b We can see that B. presents a fact and D. presents an
inference.
35. d A. and C. clearly present facts. B. is an opinion of the
author based on common sense .D. presents an
inference.
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36. c A. is based on common sense. B. is a well known
fact. C. is a logical conclusion based on B.
37. a B. is a well known fact which logically leads to the
inference drawn in C. Other two are opinions of the
author and hence judgements.
38. b B. and D. clearly present facts. C. presents an
inference based on these facts.
39. c A. and D. present facts, B. presents a logical
conclusion based on these facts and C. presents a
judgement on part of the author.
40. d A. is not a fact as it uses the phrase ‘it appears’. C.
and D. clearly present facts.
41. d
Herbivore
Meat
Vegetarian
42. c
Nectar
Roses
Shrubs
43. a
Seasons
Autumn
Spring
44. b
Yellow
Birds
Falcons
45. d
Hooks
Wires
Springs
46. b
Cabra
Abra
Dabra
47. c
Plane
Chain
Mane
48. a
Dolls
Toys
Nice
49. b Structures
Sky scrapers Buildings
50. d
Buckets
Bin
Baskets
51. c Let x be the number of votes not cast for Praja Party in
the previous polls.
So the number of votes not cast for the party in this
assembly polls would be 1.25x.
Margin of victory in the previous polls
= (Votes cast) – (Votes not cast)
= (260000 – x) – x = (260000 – 2x).
Margin of loss in this years polls
= 1.25x – (260000 – 1.25x)
= (2.5x – 260000).
As per the given information,
margin of loss this year = 2 × Margin of victory last
year.
Therefore, (2.5x – 260000) = 2(260000 – 2x).
? x = 120000.
So the number of votes cast for the party in assembly
election = 260000 – 120000
= 140000.
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CAT 1994 Actual Paper
For questions 52 to 54: The data can be represented in the
following Venn diagrams.
Ganashakti
Anand Bazaar
Patrika
  0
 
(6)
(4)
 
Ghosh housing society
 4
 
 6
(10)
 
Anand Bazaar
Patrika
Ganashakti
  38
 
(121)
(117)
 
Dighoshpur 
(200)
79 83
Anand Bazaar
Patrika Ganashakti
     (33)
  20
 
(32)
(52)
Aghosh Colony
 
19  13
52. b Number of persons in Dighoshpur who read only
Ganashakti = 83.
53.a Number of persons in Aghosh Colony who read both
the newspapers = 13.
54. c Number of persons in Aghosh Colony who read only 1
newspaper = 20+19 = 39.
55. d
() 75
log log x + 5 + x = 0,
We know
x
a
log b x a b =? =
()
0
5
log x + 5 + x = 7 ?
() 5
log x 5 x 1 ?++=
1
x5 x 5 ?++ =
x5 5 x ?+ =-
Squaring both sides
x5 25 x2 5 x ?+ = + - ×
x5 25 x 10 x ?+ = + +
10 x 20 ?=
x2 ?=
() ()
2
2
x2 ?=
x4 ?=
56. a If the diameters and the heights of a cone and a cylinder
are same, then the volume of cone is always 1/3
rd
 the
volume of the cylinder.
So the ratio of the volume of cone to the volume of
cylinder = 1 : 3.
The only answer choice that supports this is (a).
57. d
Expenditure of Expenditure of
Town A 
students
Town B 
students
(a) 33 km from 
A
33x1.2x30 = 
1188
67x1.2x100 = 
8040
1188+8040 = 
9228
(b) 33 km from 
B
67x1.2x30= 2412 33x1.2x100 = 
3960
2412+3960 = 
6372
(c) Town A 0 100x100x1.2 = 
12000
12000
(d) Town B 30x100x1.2 = 
3600
0 3600
Option Location Total 
Expenditure
Hence we find that the least expenditure will be
incurred if the school is located in town B.
HINT : Students please note that since there are more
number of students from Town B, to minimise the total
expenditure the school should be located as closer to
town B as possible.
58. d There are 18 men, 15 women and 6 children.
Working efficiency of man : woman : child = 6 : 3 : 1.
So the ratio of the work done in a day by 18 men, 15
women and 6 children
= (18 × 6) : (15 × 3) : (6 ×1) = 108 : 45 : 6.
Hence, the daily wage of Rs.1113 should be divided in
this ratio. That makes it, Rs.756 for men, Rs.315 for
women and Rs.42 for children.
Hence, 6 children earn Rs.42 in a day.
So the daily wage of a child should be Rs.7
59. b Let the radius and height of original cone be ‘r’ and ‘h’
respectively.
? The volume of the original cone 
()
2
 rh
V.
3
p
=
The height and radius of the smaller cone are 
2h
3
 and
2r
 
3
respectively.
So its volume 
2
2r 2h 8V
.
33 3 27
p ??
=× × =
??
??
 ? Volume of frustum = 
8V 19V
V.
27 27
??
-=
??
??
 ? Ratio of the volumes = 8 : 19.
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60. b Assume some values of a, b & c such that sum of a, b
and c is 0 where ab c, ?? and find the value of the
given expression.
Let a = 1, b = -1 and c = 0.
22 2
22 2
ab c 11
=  + + 0 = 1.
2a bc 2b ac 2c ab 2 2
?+ +
++ +
61. c The harmonic mean of two numbers x and y is
2xy
(x + y)
 and the geometric mean is xy .
2xy
12 (x y)
,
13 xy
+
?=
()
2
4xy 144
.
169
xy
?=
+
Although this can be simplified to get the answer, the
best way to proceed from here would be to look out
for the answer choices and figure out which pair of x
& y satisfies the above equation. You will find the
answer is (c).
HINT : Students please note that this sum is a classic
example of how you could have gone for intelligent
guess work. Since we know that the denominator of
the ratio is the geometric mean, which is xy , the two
numbers should be in such a ratio that their product
should be a perfect square. The only pair from the
answer choices that supports this is 4 & 9, as
4 × 9 = 36 = 6.
62.a If one root of x
2
 + px + 12 = 0 is 4, then 4
2
 + 4p + 12
= 0, i.e. p = –7.
x
2
 – 7x + q = 0 has equal roots.
If the roots are a each, 
(7)
27,
1
-
a=- =
i.e. 
7
,
2
a=
and 
2
q=a
49
q.
4
?=
63. b () ( ) () () () Ma md 2 ,mn md 3 , 2 ,mn 6,md 8 ?? --- -
??
= () ( ) [] Ma 2,mn 3, 2 ,mn 6,8 Ma 2, 2,6 6. ?? -=-=
??
64. a For a > b, the given equation reduces to
Ma a ,b mn a, a . ?? ? ? =
?? ? ?
If b < a < 0, then ba 0 a b. >> > >
Ma a ,b a ?? ?=
??
and mn a, a a. ?? =
??
Hence, option (a) is correct.
65. b Since a bucket holds 5 litres of water, water
discharged in one minute by tap A, B and C is 
5
6
 litres,
2
3
litres and 
1
2
litres respectively
If A, B and C are all opened simultaneously, total
discharge in one minute 
521
=  +  +  = 2
63 2
??
??
??
 litres
So in 2 hours, the discharge would be 240 litres, that
is the capacity of the tank.
66. c It is clear that the ratio of the distances between (Delhi-
Chandigarh) : (Chandigarh-Shimla) = 3 : 4.
The ratio of the speeds between (Delhi-Chandigarh) :
(Chandigarh-Shimla) = 3 : 2.
Let the distances be 3x and 4x respectively and
speeds be 3y and 2y.
So the time taken will be 
x2x
 and 
yy
?? ? ?
?? ? ?
?? ? ?
respectively. Average speed
=
(Total Distance) (7x) 7y
 = =  = 49.
 (Total Time) 3 x2x
 + 
yy
??
??
??
Hence, y = 21. So the average speed from
Chandigarh to Shimla = 2y = 42 kmph.
67. c Middle term of an A.P . is average of all the terms in A.P .
Number of terms = 7
Middle term = Fourth term = 8
Therefore, sum of all the terms = 56.
68. d If a clock has to strike 4 or 4 times, there are 3 time
intervals between the 4 strikes (Since the first strike
happens at the zero
th
 second).
So in 7 seconds the pendulum elapses 3 time intervals.
To strike 11, there has to be 10 time intervals, which
will take 
10 × 7
 = 23.33 seconds.
3
69. d Let the number of stones be ‘n’.
As the person covers 4.8km, he covers 2.4km on one
side and 2.4km on other side.
So total distance covered by him = 20 + 40 + 60 +…….
() () ()
n
2400 = 2 20 n 1 20 10n n 1
2
??
?×+-=+
??
??
(Here n is the number of stones)
After solving, we get n = 15
?Total number of stones = 15 + 15 + 1 = 31
70. b Required number = LCM (8, 11, 24) – 5 = 259.
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