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FREE mock CAT to test your speed

Last updated on: November 11, 2011 18:40 IST

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In the second part of on ongoing series of MBA preparation, we will bring to you a set of mock questions that will help you practice better for the b-school entrance exams -- from the Common Admission Test to the NMAT, SNAP, XAT and also the GMAT.

Directions for question 1: The following question has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.


1. Husband and wife are film directors and they both get nominated for Academy Awards. No woman has become the President of US and no woman director has ever won the Oscar for direction. When the husband is James Cameron who has made movies like Titanic and Avatar it is crazy to even give her a chance. However, the Oscar for the best director goes to ... Katherine Bigelow. In what can be a great plot for a movie by itself, Katherine creates history by being the first woman to get that honor. That gives us hope. ____________


1) A woman making a war flick in Hollywood may get appreciation but not the big award.
2) Katherine Bigelow tends to make action movies.
3) Maybe Katherine Bigelow will one day run for the US presidency.
4) Maybe one day a woman will yet become the President of the US.
5) Maybe James Cameron will continue his run at the Oscars.

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Directions for question 2: The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph.


2. Choose the most logical order of sentences from the options.
A. Group decision making, however, does not necessarily fully guard against arbitrariness and anarchy, for individual capriciousness can get substituted by collusion of group members.
B. Nature itself is an intricate system of checks and balances, meant to preserve the delicate balance between various environmental factors that affect our ecology.
C. In institutions also, there is a need to have in place a system of checks and balances which inhibits the concentration of power only some individuals.
D. When human interventions alter this delicate balance, the outcomes have been seen to be disastrous.


1) CDAB
2) BCAD
3) CABD
4) BDCA

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Directions for question 3: The question below contains a paragraph followed by alternative summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the paragraph.


3. Typically, the term 'mental causation' is used to refer to cases where a mental state causes a physical reaction: for instance, the mental state of perceiving a Frisbee flying your way can cause the physical event of your springing up to catch it.

It should also be recognized that mental causation covers those cases where the causal transaction occurs just among mental states themselves, as when one entertains a series of thoughts while planning, deliberating, solving a problem, remembering, and so on.


1) The term "mental causation" refers to physical reactions like jumping up to catch a Frisbee or mental states involving a series of thoughts.
2) Mental causation refers to cases where one jumps up to catch a Frisbee on seeing it fly one's way, and to the series of thoughts while one is planning, deliberating etc.
3) The term "mental causation" applies to causal transactions involving the sight of a Frisbee and the physical reaction to catch it, and among mental states themselves.
4) The term "mental causation" applies to causal transactions involving a mental state and physical reaction, or mental states themselves.

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Directions for question 4: From among the given alternatives choose the one that best completes the sentence.


4. This is the ancient kingdom of Sumeria and you are its venerated ruler. The fate of Sumeria's economy and of your royal subjects _____________________________


1) is written in their horoscopes.
2) is as unknown as the name of your kingdom.
3) is entirely in your hands.
4) is allocated according to their needs.

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Directions for question 5: The question below has a set of sequentially ordered statements. Each statement can be classified as one of the following:


A. Facts, which deal with the pieces of information that one has heard, seen or read, and which are open to discovery or verification (the answer option indicates such a statement with an 'F')
B. Inferences, which are conclusions drawn about the unknown, on the basis of the known (the answer option indicates such a statement with an 'I')
C. Judgements, which are opinions that imply approval or disapproval of persons, objects, situations and occurrences in the past, the present or the future (the answer option indicates such a statement with a 'J')
Select one of the four answer options that best describes the set of statements.


5.
A. The prices of electronic goods are falling.
B. Sine we have substantial reductions in import duties, this was a logical outcome.
C. The trend is bound to continue in the near future.
D. The turnover of the electronic industry is rising and the consumers are increasing at a rapid rate.


1) IFJJ
2) JJII
3) FIJF
4) JIFF

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SECTION 2

6. The maximum possible value of y = min( 1/2 - 3x2/4, 5x2/4)
for the range 0 < x < 1


1) 1/3
2) 1/2
3) 5/27
4) 5/16

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7. A man covers the distance between his house and his office on bike. If his average speed is 12 kmph, he is late by 18 minutes. However, if his speed is 20 kmph, he reaches his office 27 minutes early. Find the distance between his house and office.


(1) 45 km
(2) 35 km
(3) 22.5 km
(4) 72.5 km
(5) 102.5 km

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8. Find the remainder when
33 + 33 3 + 333 3 + ... (333...67 times)3 is divided by 7


(1) 6
(2) 1
(3) 0
(4) 2
(5) 4

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9. If k, l, m and n are in HP,

What is the value of (k - m) (l - n)/ (k - l) (m - n)?

1)0
2) 1
3) 2
4) 3
5) 4

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SECTION 3

Direction for questions 10 and 11: There were a hundred schools in a town. Of these, the number of schools having a play-ground was 30, and these schools had neither a library nor a laboratory. The number of schools having a laboratory alone was twice the number of schools having only a library. The number of schools having a laboratory as well as a library was one-fourth the number of schools having a laboratory alone. The number of schools having either a laboratory or a library or both was 35.


10. How many schools had none of the three, viz., laboratory, library or play-ground?


(1) 20
(2) 5
(3) 30
(4) 35

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11. What was the ratio of schools having a laboratory to those having a library?


(1) 1 : 2
(2) 5 : 3
(3) 2 : 1
(4) 2 : 3

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12. Albert, David, Jerome and Tommy were plucking mangoes in a grove to earn some pocket money during the summer holidays. Their earnings were directly related to the number of mangoes plucked and had the following relationship:

Jerome got less money than Tommy. Jerome and Tommy together got the same amount at Albert and David taken together. Albert and Tommy together got less than David and Jerome taken together.

Who earned the most pocket money? Who plucked the least number of mangoes?

(1) David, Jerome
(2) David, Albert
(3) Jerome, Tommy
(4) Jerome, Albert

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13. Saira, Mumtaz and Zeenat have a ball, a pen and a pencil, and each girl has just one object in hand.

Among the following statements, only one is true and the other two are false.


I. Saira has a ball.
II. Mumtaz does not have the ball.
III. Zeenat does not have the pen.


Who has the ball?
Saira
Mumtaz
Zeenat
Indeterminate

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Direction for question 14: The question has a main statement followed by four statements labelled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of statements where the first statement implies the second, and the two statements are logically consistent with the main statement.

14. Either the orangutan is not angry, or he frowns upon the world.

A. The orangutan frowns upon the world.
B. The orangutan is not angry.
C. The orangutan does not frown upon the world.
D. The orangutan is angry.

(1) CB only
(2) DA only
(3) AB only
(4) CB and DA

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