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Last updated on: October 31, 2011 14:51 IST

Test your speed with this free MOCK CAT

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In the days to come 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.

In the first part today, we bring to you a set of questions that will test your skills in Quantitative Analysis, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. Well, even if you are not preparing for an exam, we believe that these questions will definitely help you polish your conceptual knowledge. All the best!

1. In which cluster all the words belong to the headword "note".
1) letter, music, explanation, emphasis, money
2) music, letter, information, observer, money, explanation
3) feeling, music, letter, money
4) all are correct

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2. Ram, an economist, and Ramesh, an astrologer, had a debate. Ram said "Astrology does not work. It just cannot predict." "It can predict better than your subject" rebutted Ramesh.
The evidence that best resolves the above debate will be:.

1) Conduct a survey among scientists asking which one of the two should be considered as a science.
2) Compare past performance of astrologers and economists in terms of number of predictions which have come true.
3) Conduct a survey among economists asking their opinion regarding the ability of economic theory to predict economic phenomena.
4) Conduct an experiment where both astrologers and economists would be asked to predict the future. Compare the number of predictions that come true.
5) Conduct an experiment where both astrologers and economists would be asked to predict the future. Compare the percentage of predictions that come true.

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3. Revolutions have unpredictable outcomes. Who is going to end up in power is rarely obvious at the start. That is as true in biology as it is in politics. Like political revolutions, though, biological ones often follow a predictable course. The old order is destroyed. There is a period of confusion. __________________________.
1) Then a new ecosystem emerges.
2) Then surprisingly the old one continues, but with new actors.
3) Then a new regime takes over.
4) Then there is chaos.

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4. Which sentence includes an example of personification?
1) Banjaras of Rajasthan are the human equivalent of an endangered species and have no defence against the encroachment of farmers onto their ancestral lands.
2) Take airline pilots for example they do not need to be graduates to qualify for this job and most pilots are on a salary of Rs. 300,000 per month or more.
3) Recent research provided stark evidence that in education money still plays an important role it was found that children from poor households could not perform as well as children from rich households.
4) Girls in the family should have a share in the ancestral property as a matter of right whether the will includes it explicitly or not.
5) Democracy does not help the common citizen and it ultimately degenerates into an oligarchy.

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Directions for question 5: The question consists of labelled sentences or a part of it. These, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Choose the most logical order from among the options.

5.
A. He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.
B. As Anette neared the lamp she saw a figure walking slowly.
C. For a while Michael walked on and she followed twenty paces behind.
D. With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition she slackened her pace.

1) ABCD
2) BADC
3) BCDA
4) ACBD

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6. The last two digits of (11)87 are
1) 21
2) 31
3) 55
4) 71
5) 88

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Section II

7. In the US opinion polls held during August, 60% of the respondents favoured Clinton while the balance favoured Bush. It was found in the September polls that 10% of Clinton's supporters switched their preference to Bush, while the same percentage of Bush's supporters also switched their preference to Clinton. What percentage of the electorate should now switch their preference from Clinton to Bush so that they are at par?
1) 6
2) 8
3) 10
4) 14

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8. In the figure given, O and P are centers of two circles touching each other at A. Line ON and line PQ are tangents. If OQ = 9 cm and PN = 8 cm then find the length of seg ON and seg PQ.
1) 15 cm, 4√13 cm
2) 15 cm, 17 cm
3) 14 cm, 4√13 cm
4) 15 cm, 17 cm
5) 12 cm, 16 cm

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9. Sum of all odd terms of a GP containing 100 terms is 988 and the sum of all even terms of the same GP is 1482. Find the common ratio.
1) 3/4
2) 3/2
3) 5/4
4) 5/3
5) 5/2

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10. Let Y = minimum of {(x + 2), (3 – x)}.
What is the maximum value of for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1?

1) 1.0
2) 1.5
3) 3.1
4) 2.5

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Section III

Alord has received a large order for stitching school uniforms from Mayflower School and Little Flower School.

He has two cutters to cut the fabric, five tailors to do the stitching, and two assistants to stitch the buttons and buttonholes.

Each of these nine persons work for exactly 10 hours a day. Each of the Mayflower uniforms requires 20 minutes for cutting the fabric, one hour for stitching, and 15 minutes for stitching the buttons and buttonholes.

On the other hand, each Little Flower uniform requires 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 30 minutes, respectively for cutting, stitching and stitching the buttons and buttonholes.

11. On a particular day, Alord decided to complete 20 Little Flower uniforms. How many Mayflower uniforms can he complete on that day?
1) 30
2) 40
3) 25
4) 0

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12. If Alord decides to complete 30 Little Flower uniforms only and do nothing else on a particular day, how many total man-hours will be idle?
1) 20
2) 30
3) 5
4) 25

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13. What is the maximum number of Little Flower uniforms that Alord can complete in a day?
1) 50
2) 20
3) 40
4) 30

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14. Alord has the option to hire one more employee of any category. Which category should he hire to get the maximum increase in production capacity assuming that he needs to stitch only Mayflower uniforms on that day?
1) Tailor
2) Cutter
3) Assistant
4) Indeterminate

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15. If he hires one more assistant, what is the maximum number of Mayflower uniforms that he can complete in a day?
1) 40
2) 50
3) 60
4) 30

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