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SECTION I

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The question given below is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark the answer using the following instructions: Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone but not by using the other statement alone. Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone. Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either of the statements alone. Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements. Q. a and b are positive integers such that a = 8b + 12. What is the HCF of a and b? I. a = 12 m, where m is an integer. II. b = 12 n, where n is an integer.

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The question given below is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark the answer using the following instructions: Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone but not by using the other statement alone. Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone. Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either of the statements alone. Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements. Q. In the figure given below AB is parallel to CD and and are each less than 90. Is the length of the line segment AC less than that of the line segment BD?
A B C

I. > II. + > 90.

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The question given below is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark the answer using the following instructions: Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone but not by using the other statement alone. Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone. Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either of the statements alone. Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements. Q. If a and b are integers, is b > 0? I. a + 1 > 0. II. ab > 0.

DIRECTIONS for Questions 4 and 5: Answer the questions based on the following information. The figures in the table show the prices of five different stocks over a period of one week. The price given is the same for both buying and selling of stocks.
Stocks A B C D E Day 1 198 1012 52 423 43 Day 2 200 1025 57 412 58 Day 3 204 1023 58 416 64 Day 4 199 1030 54 414 62 Day 5 201 1034 55 417 63 Day 6 203 1067 56 418 64 Day 7 205 1032 53 425 60

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If you define upper limit as 20% increase in price of the stock between any two consecutive days, which stock hits the upper limit over the period of 7 days? a. Stock A b. Stock C c. Stock D d. Stock E If the stocks have the following weights A 20%, B 30%, C 25%, D 15%, E 10% and the sensex is defined as the weighted average of prices of these stocks only, what is the change in the sensex value from day 4 to day 5? a. 1% b. 0.55% c. 0.2% d. 0.4%

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DIRECTIONS for Questions 6 and 7: Answer the question after analysing the data. Carbon emission from fossil fuel burning 1978

Total emission (Tonnes in millions) Hungary 123 India 1289 Pakistan 285 Japan 597 China 90 UK 356 Sri Lanka 954 Country
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Emission per person Growth in emission per person (In tonnes) (1974-78) (per cent) 0.24 23.5 0.71 13 2.62 0.3 5.26 4.4 0.96 7.1 2.39 21.6 3.08 24.1

In 1978, what was the approximate difference between the population of Hungary and Pakistan? (In millions) a. 410 b. 403 c. 420 d. 430 Which country had the maximum emission per person in 1978, out of the countries given? a. Japan b. India c. UK d. Sri Lanka

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DIRECTIONS for Questions 8 to 10: Answer the questions based on the following information. The following bar charts shows the number of points won by four tennis players Federer, Nadal, Murray and Roddick in five different ATP tournaments. Each bar represents the perfomance of a player in a tournament and the values represents the points won from different types of shots Unforced errors (U), Volley (V), Smash (S) and Half volley (H). Champions Index for a player (in a particular tournament) is defined as :

Champion 's Index =

M ax. Po int s Min. Points Total Po int s

Max. Points : Maximum number of points won due to a particular type of shot in that tournament. Min. Points : Minimum number of points won due to a particular type of shot in that tournament Total Points : Total points won by the player in that particular tournament.

300 250 Points Won 200 150 100 50 50 0 Federer S 30 70 60

Australian Open

250 200 Points Won 20 150 60 100 60 50 40 0 Federer S

French Open 30 20 50 40 70 Nadal H V 50 70 Murray U 80 40 40 30 80

40 80 50 70 Nadal H V

20 70 70 70 Murray U 40 50 30 60 Roddick

Roddick

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250 200 Points Won 150 100 60 50 50 0 Federer S 25 80

Wimbledon 20

250 200 Points Won 35 150 70 100 50


55 20 40 35 70 Murray

US Open 25 35 60 65 55 50 40 45 55 Nadal H V 75 35 25 30 70 Roddick U

40 60 40 65 Nadal H V

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Federer S

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250 200 Points Won 150 100 50 0 40

Paris Masters 30 65 50 70 Murray V U 45 40 35 55 Roddick

40 55 65 50 45 30 Federer S 60 Nadal H

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What is the difference between the percentage of points won due to shot type Smash by Nadal in Australian Open and the percentage of points won due to the shot type Unforced errors by Roddick in all the five tournaments together? a. 8.117 percentage points b. + 8.117 percentage points c. + 6. 117 percentage points d. 4.167 percentage points What is the absolute difference between the Champions Index for Federer and Murray in the tournament where Roddick recorded his least Champions Index in all the five tournaments ? a. 0.800 b. 0.080 c. 0.008 d. 0.108 How many of the following statement/s are correct : I. Champions Index for Murray in Wimbledon was the maximum for him in all the five tournaments. II. Champions Index for Federer in US Open was less than that of Nadal. III. The number of points won by Roddick due to shots type smash as a percentage of total points won by him in all five tournaments together was less than 40% a. Exactly one b. Exactly two c. All three statements d. None of these

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DIRECTIONS for Questions 11 to 13: Study the table below and answer the following questions.

1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 Area 14.36 12.36 13.04 12.71 11.75 Production 11.68 8.1 12.81 11.41 9.2 Yield 814 655 982 898 783 Area 10.48 10.03 10.62 9.55 10.11 Wheat Production 6.9 4.67 8.88 4.97 7.15 Yield 658 465 836 521 707 Area 5.9 5.86 5.96 5 6.1 Maize Production 8.96 8.06 9.99 9.6 9.12 Yield 1518 1376 1676 1602 1493 Area 2.17 2.13 1.9 1.88 1.83 Ragi Production 2.34 2.58 2.53 2.6 2.43 Yield 1078 1212 1329 1378 1327 Area 0.96 0.95 0.79 0.79 0.84 Barley Production 1.63 1.7 1.31 1.31 1.58 Yield 1697 1781 1653 1653 1884 Units: Area is given in million hectares (Mn Ha), Production is given in million tonnes (Mn T) and Yield is given in kg/Hectare (kg/Ha) (Note: Assume that only these five crops are being cultivated) Paddy
11. By what percentage has the yield of Ragi decreased, in 2002-03? a. 5.7% b. 4.7% c. 3.7%

d. 6.7%

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What would be the production of ragi in 2003-04 if the yield increases by 10% over its previous years value, the area under cultivation remaining the same? a. 2.54 Mn T b. 3.45 Mn T c. 2.67 Mn T d. 2.98 Mn T Over the years, which crop has shown the best performance in terms of the minimum requirement of area for a 1 Mn T production? a. Barley b. Maize c. Ragi d. Paddy Five thieves namely Amar, Bhuvan, Chirag, Dhruv and Elan have been assigned five codes namely A, B, C, D and E not necessarily in this particular order. Also, each thief has been assigned only one of the mentioned codes. For none of the thieves, the first alphabet of his name is same as his assigned code. The code assigned to both Amar and Chirag is neither B nor E. Further, the code assigned to both Dhruv and Elan is neither A nor C. If the code assigned to Amar is D, what is the code assigned to Bhuvan? a. C b. D c. E d. Cannot be determined 7 containers namely C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 and C7 are filled with one out of the 7 liquids namely A, B, C, D, E, F and G not necessarily in this particular order. C2, C4 and C6 are filled with A, E and C respectively. C1 is neither filled with D nor G. C7 is neither filled with B nor D. If C1 is filled with F, which liquid is filled in C7? a. A b. G c. C d. Cannot be determined

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Ratan, Anil, Pinku and Gaurav are brothers of Rakhi, Sangeeta, Pooja and Saroj, not necessarily in that order. Each boy has one sister and the names of brothers and sisters do not begin with the same letter. Pinku and Gaurav are not Sarojs or Sangeetas brothers. Saroj is not Ratans sister. Ratans sister is a. Saroj

b. Rakhi

c. Pooja

d. Sangeeta

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Five professors A, B, C, D and E residing at five different cities Bangalore, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi and Jaipur, teach five different subjects Philosophy, Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Histroy. This additional information is also given. A, who teaches philosophy, does not stay at either Bangalore or Lucknow. B, who teaches mathematics, does not stay at either Hyderabad or Lucknow. D stays at Jaipur and does not teach economics. E, who teaches geography, does not stay either at Bangalore or at Delhi. C does not teach history and he stays at Delhi. Who stays at Bangalore? a. A b. B

c. C

d. D

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In Sydney Olympic 2000, the flags of six nations were flown facing north on masts in the following ways. The flag of America was to the left of the Indian Tricolour and to the right of the flag of France. The flag of Australia was to the right of the Indian flag but was to the left of the flag of Japan, which was to the left of the flag of China. Which two flags are in the centre? a. India and Australia b. America and India c. Japan and Australia d. America and Australia In a group of five persons X, Y, Z, A and B. Y and Z are intelligent in mathematics and physics. X and Z are intelligent in mathematics and computers. Y and A are intelligent in chemistry and physics. A and B are intelligent in chemistry and biology. B is intelligent in biology, computers and chemistry. Who among the following is intelligent in chemistry, physics and mathematics? a. X b. Y c. Z d. A Answer the question based on the following information. Once I put forward an enquiry to three girls Joan, Rakhi and Sakshi regarding their ages. This is what I was told. Joan Sakshi Rakhi Joan Sakshi Rakhi Joan Rakhi Sakshi : : : : : : : : : Rakhi is the youngest. The difference between Rakhis age and mine is three years. Either I am 24-year-old or Joan is 25-year-old or Sakshi is 26-year- old. All are above 24 years of age. I am the eldest if and only if Rakhi is not the youngest. Sakshi is elder to me. I am the eldest Sakshi is not 27-year-old. The sum of my age and Joans age is two more than twice of Rakhis age.

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They also conveyed to me that one of them had been lying throughout whereas the others had spoken the truth. Who is lying? a. Sakshi b. Joan c. Rakhi d. Either (a) or (b)

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SECTION II

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Given below is 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.priate way. Though these worries often seem very different from those of the real world, we are not in fact talking about dangers that werent there before. The single most important thing that parents can do is to bring up their children to be sensible and savvy - these are precisely the qualities that they need in order to know right from wrong (and scary situations from safe situations) when they are online. ______________ a. By nature, children have an innate curiosity about the real world. b. Almost as important is to keep the lines of communication open. c. As the internet allows children to communicate on a global scale, parents need to increase considerably their own levels of communication with children, and to show an interest in what they are doing online. d. A no-blame policy is also a must, so that if they do encounter chatroom imposters and online bullies, or expose you to bankruptcy, at least you have a chance of finding out in time to prevent lasting damage.

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Given below are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. Then, choose the most appropriate option. 1. In every democratic and more-or-less secular countries, 2. similar questions arise about precise extent to which religious sub-cultures 3. should be allowed to live on their own rules and laws. 4. One set of questions emerge when believers demand, and often get, 5. an opt-out from the law of the land. a. 3 & 5 b. 3 only c. 5 only d. 2, 3 & 5

DIRECTIONS for Questions 23 to 25: Read the passage given below and choose the best answers for the questions that follow. On the first page of the novel I am writing, I describe a horse a gray mare named Mathilde. The mare is not a principal character in my novel; on page 23, when she briefly reappears in the hold of a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean on her way to South America, I may, in the confusion of a stormy passage, easily forget about her and call her a pony; worse still, on page 84 where Mathilde is galloping on the plains of the Gran Chaco in Paraguay, I could have her become a filly. My point is that there is a huge difference between a mare, a pony and a filly. My Mathilde is long-legged, elegant, reliable, whereas a pony is tricky, often mean and tends to nip, and a filly is skittish, untrained, ready to bolt and do who knows what. Misspellings and inaccurate quotations and/or inaccurately rendered foreign phrases (and the writer herself is often the one to notice these most) stop the reader cold on the page. The same is true of typos. Writing consistently goes beyond getting the facts right. If it is one, say one, says a Chinese proverb (and not eighteen minus seventeen nor five-sixths plus one-sixth). This is not, I think, a question of keeping it simple but of making it as true as possible. Not an easy task: At every turn, the sentence invites me to show how much I know, to show how smart I think I am; every metaphor, every analogy has the potential for
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fraudulence. Adverbs are hills I must climb to get to my destination; adjectives are furniture blocking my way. English is a naming language; its power derives from nouns. Art, Ken Kesey said, is a lie in the service of truth, a statement which may appear to be contradictory but is not. Interesting, too, how often a true story sounds both false and boring while a lie sounds quite plausible.; the truth is right there in front of your nose. A lie is more trouble. As the liar/writer, I have to convince. I have to appear sincere and be twice as clever so as not to get caught. One way of doing this is to use a lot of details, to distract the reader: Making things up as in fiction sounds easy and like fun and it may be at first. By page three, to say nothing of by chapter five or six, I guarantee, it becomes harder and harder to sustain that lie or whatever the story is that you have made up. Harder still to continue to sustain the belief of your reader as well as to convince him of the worth of your endeavor; hardest of all for him to trust you with it. In my case, some of my writing is based on my experience .And if Im successful, in the end, I wont be able to remember like a good liar, I suppose what is true and what is made up. Or I like to write about stuff the average reader may not know a whole lot about: Sufis, Thai culinary customs, Guarani lace-making. Or I do a lot of research and then try my damndest to hide it all another form of deceit because every fact, every date, every statistic (however accurate and consistent) in fiction is like a stone hurled into the hull of a boat and with each stone the boat sinks further in the water. 23. It can be inferred that the author talks about the mistakes with the horse, filly and mare in order to a. Present herself as an easygoing person who is not afraid to admit to her mistakes b. Showcase instances where she had also committed mistakes c. Highlight the details that need to be taken care of while writing a book d. Provide a framework for young writers What does the author mean by saying English is a naming language? a. English is most conducive to indulge in name-calling. b. The main focus of English literature is names. c. The power of name-calling is immense in English. d. English is most suited to talking about different people. What is the author trying to convey by using the imagery of throwing stones into a boat, which sinks further to talk about fiction? a. It becomes more and more difficult to hide the truth. b. Each section makes the story more accurate. c. The stones indicate the burden of being a writer. d. The feeling of claustrophobia and entrapment as a writer. Given below are five sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What lies in this loss of faith? One cause is the feeling that an overly loose monetary policy got the economy into this mess. Repeated cuts in interest rates during the last downturn, while in 2000-03, fuelled the housing and credit bubbles that are now bursting to such damaging affect. The legacies of that boomfalling asset prices, high consumer debt and bank lossesmay now hamper the ability of central banks to prop the spending. a. 1 & 2 b. 2, 3 & 5 c. 3 & 4 d. 2 only

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There are two blanks in the following sentence. From the pair of words given, choose the one that fills the blanks most appropriately. The first word in the pair should fill the first blank. Even those who do not _________ Mahatma Gandhis ideas ___________ him as a champion who has daringly refused give up his convictions. a. shrink from....... condemn b. concur with....... recognize c. disagree with....... envision d. dissent from....... remember

DIRECTIONS for Questions 28 to 30: Read the passage given below and choose the best answers for the questions that follow. Nothing about global warming is simple, alas. Meteorological models fry the circuits of the largest supercomputers. Feedback loops and anomalies turbocharge an ill-tempered debate about what will happen where and when.. Unfortunately, the technology of climate change is no simpler than anything else. A field that you may think is governed by level-headed, spreadsheet-wielding engineers is alarmingly prone to zealotry and taboos. Climate change is too important and too complex to yield to either. It used to be an article of faith in the motor industry that hydrogen-powered fuel cells were the green future, and companies spent billions of dollars on the technology. But it turns out that fuel cells have three Achilles heels. The first is the chicken-and-egg problem that, as there are virtually no hydrogen filling-stations, there are no hydrogen carsand hence there is no reason to build the filling-stations. Then comes the cost of hydrogen-based vehicles. Just the platinum for the catalyst inside a fuel cell costs as much as an internal-combustion engine of equivalent power, according to a recent study. And producing hydrogen from natural gas creates a lot of carbon dioxideabout double what a small, petrol-based car emits. One day hydrogen may be produced from the electrolysis of water. But it would have to be transported and stored, which would require a new infrastructure. The plan mapped out by the car industry may not be as technologically elegant as the fuel cell, but it has the merit that it is based on technology that works, is not expensive and can use existing infrastructure. Elsewhere, however, the taboos still rule. Nowhere more so than in geo-engineering, the idea of combating global warming by altering the climate by, say, absorbing carbon dioxide in the oceans, or reflecting sunlight back into space. This involves fantastic sounding schemes,. Scientists and policymakers have been reluctant even to discuss the subjectmuch less research it, because they worry that it could cause more problems than it solves and that it will give politicians an excuse to avoid curbing carbon emissions. Both fears are reasonable.. Some forms of geo-engineering may in fact turn out to be easier and cheaper than widespread global curbs on climate emissions-though they may still be unacceptably risky. Only research can tell. As for the politics, geo-engineering cannot just be put back in its box. But yes, it is research which can offer a solution to problems which are complex and lack a single answer. 28. According to the passage, the technology of climate change is not a simple field because a. It is governed by spreadsheet-wielding engineers. b. It is too complicated and too vital to succumb to governance. c. It is susceptible to zealotry and taboos. d. It requires a global agreement on emissions.

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According to the passage, why are the hydrogen-powered fuel cells no longer the green future? a. Because billions of dollars were spent on the technology. b. Because there is the chicken-and-egg problem. c. Because there are no hydrogen cars. d. Because there are three problems with the technology. Which of the following is not a reason for the debacle of the fuel cells in the passage? a. The platinum catalyst cell costs as much as an internal-combustion engine. b. Producing hydrogen from natural gas creates a lot of carbondioxide. c. There are virtually no hydrogen filling-stations and cars. d. The fuel cell technology combats climate change.

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DIRECTIONS for Question 31 and 32: The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 31. 1. In art, essentialism is the idea that certain concepts may be expressed organically in certain media. 2. Each medium has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, contingent on its mode of communication. 3. This idea may be further refined and it may be said that the haiku is a poor vehicle for describing a lovers affection as opposed to the more organically correct sonnet. 4. Essentialism is attractive to artists because it not only delineates the role of art and media but also prescribes a method for evaluating art. 5. A chase scene may be appropriate for motion pictures, but poorly realised in poetry because the essential components of the poetic medium are ill suited to convey the information of a chase scene. a. 24135 b. 41253 c. 12543 d. 12534 1. Many animals possess protective markings to avoid predation, including patterns to reduce the risk of detection, to indicate that the animal is toxic or inedible, or to mimic another animal or object. 2. Many eyespots are effective in startling or intimidating predators, and can help to prevent or stop an attack. 3. In addition, many creatures such as butterflies, moths, and fish possess two or more pairs of circular markings, often referred to as eyespots. 4. For the past 150 years it has been assumed that this is because they mimic the eyes of the predators own enemies. a. 1324 b. 4213 c. 2314 d. 3124

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DIRECTIONS for Questions 33 to 35: Read the passage given below and choose the best answers for the questions that follow. Waleed Rally says that the genius of American patriotism is that it manages to be inclusive. The same cannot easily be said of Australian patriotism, and certainly cannot be said of the European version, which is so often expressed in moral panics about the supposed disloyalty of migrants. He then asks: What accounts for the difference? At first blush, the answer is as simple as it is patriotically appealing: that the patriotism of minorities simply mirrors the patriotism of the majority. That is, patriotism is a result of social pressure. If we only demand it stridently enough, our minorities will learn to love us. Or, to put it more acerbically, multiculturalism is a death wish. Such has been the diagnosis of a thousand culture warriors in recent years. Europes flirtation with multiculturalism has killed its sense of self and allowed its recalcitrant minorities to disappear into a fog of cultural relativism and escape any sense of loyalty to the nation. Europes multiculturalism is even said to have fostered subcultures hostile to it.
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There is something different operating in America, something more subtle, complex and ingenious than the brutish social politics of monoculturalism. Something that is not ultimately about multiculturalism or migration, but about a more comprehensive phenomenon: national identity. There is something in the way America thinks and talks about itself that enables widespread national loyalty and astonishing diversity to coexist. Even its rioters rarely shun their American identity; instead, they assert their place in the nation. America, like Australia, New Zealand and Canada, is part of the New World and created from settlement (or conquest) and migration. This creates a fundamentally different dynamic, for it is immediately apparent that there is nothing organic about these nations. The vanquished indigenous aside, everyone is a migrant to some degree, which necessarily fosters a more fluid, open notion of national identity: one that is not so firmly anchored in ethnicity as in Europe. Yet this does not explain why the United States should be any different to Australia. Rally says that America has its creed, but one that corresponds to no particular religious tradition. It is a civil creed constructed on the central political idea of individual liberty. The US was settled by people fleeing religious persecution in Europe; it was thus almost inevitable that freedom, especially of religion, would become the new nations touchstone. A people who had struggled to attain religious freedom could not easily found a nation on principles that denied that right to others: Theirs is a sense of self that is forward-looking, oriented towards constant improvement. In contrast the message of Australias staunchest patriots is that ours is a great country with a great history and no need for change. It is a message that replicates the European sense of national self, one bound in a fixed history. The history wars were so intense in Australia for the very reason that our sense of national pride is not forward-looking. 33. In a. b. c. d. the passage, the author is primarily concerned with which of the following ? Criticizing European and Australian patriotism Attempting to learn from American patriotism. Exploring the contrast between American and Australian patriotism. Appreciating American patriotism in contrast with European and Australian patriotism.

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The contextual meaning of the word organic in the passage is closest to ? a. Being Fluid in terms of cultural values. b. Having Rigid Principles c. Being Traditional and having common values. d. Having Evolved together with a common history. Which of the following cannot be inferred from the passage ? a. Europe has supported the theme of multiculturalism which has led to a fractured sense of national identity. b. The sense of National Pride in America makes American people identify with the nation more than anything else . c. Australias sense of National Pride is rooted in the past whereas Americas sense of National Pride is forward-looking. d. None of the above.

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The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 1. In effect, labour becomes warm hot bodies applying muscle not brains. 2. Education and training adds to the stock of human capital. 3. In conventional terms, labour refers to the physical and mental effort of a human being applied to the production of goods and services. 4. Labour, unlike capital, has been subject to definitional reduction through time rather than expansion. 5. Similarly, entrepreneurship and management have become detached from labour. a. 25431 b. 34251 c. 43512 d. 13254

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Given below is 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. But it is important to mention that the European commission is the leading voice in the chorus calling for sustainability criteria - by establishing such criteria for biofuels that can be consumed in the EU. The new directive for renewable energy sources will call for the promotion of only sustainable biofuels, i.e. those that save at least 35% CO2 compared to the oil that would be consumed instead. ______________ a. The commission strongly disagrees with the assumption that the overall environmental effect of existing biofuel policy is negative. b. The directive also stresses on the renewal of unconventional sources of energy, bringing into limelight the wind energy. c. Today there are only three ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport: the shift to less polluting and more energy efficient modes of transport (i.e. rail, sea shipping, public transport); the promotion of less consuming cars through CO2 /km targets; and biofuels. d. At the same time the directive will include robust sustainability standards to prevent damaging land - use change and the destruction of rainforests.

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The word given in bold is used in four different ways, lettered a to d. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE. Push a. Rahul pushed his way through the crowd. b. Parents often push their children to study harder. c. She was a woman who liked to push her husband. d. Those who push forward their luck often fail.

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The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. 1. Ignorance is the opposite of knowledge, i.e., want of knowledge. 2. To deal with uncertainty and ignorance economists have recognized the entrepreneur as possessing this non-rational form of knowledge. 3. Like some ancient priest-king, the entrepreneur knows the future and leads his people. 4. Entrepreneurial knowledge is essentially intuitive. 5. It involves seeing and realizing a vision of future markets, products and/or other opportunities. a. 32145 b. 43125 c. 12453 d. 45123

40. \ The word given in bold is used in four different ways, lettered a to d. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE. Cut a. One must cut down on ones intake of alcohol to lead a healthy life. b. Manoj is not cut out to be a teacher. c. During the discussion my opponent kept cutting in. d. Mr. Sharma cut his heirs out without a penny.

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SECTION III

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There are three mixtures A, B and C. The quantity (in litres) of milk and water in the mixtures A and B are given below:
Milk 6 x Water 3 2

A B

A and B are mixed in the ratio 2 : 3 to get 10 litres of a mixture having milk and water in the ratio 3 : 1. What is the (approximate) value of x? a. 6.3 42. b. 7.3 c. 5.3 d. 8.3

A certain amount X put at simple interest doubles itself after 6 years. What will be the ratio of the amounts when the same amount X is put at simple interest for 4 years and 9 years ? a. 2 : 3 b. 1 : 2 c. 3 : 5 d. 1 : 4 Mr. Seth distributed 100 gold coins amongst his four children such that the average of the number of coins received by his three daughters is same as the the number of coins received by his only son. The ratio of the number of coins received by two of his daughters is 1 : 7. If the son received the second highest number of gold coins and if each child received more than one gold coin , then what could be the maximum possible number of coins received by any of the four children? a. 67 b. 65 c. 63 d. 61 Using the digits 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9, a four digit number is formed such that the difference between the units digit and the tens digit of the number is 2. How many such four digit numbers can be formed? a. 32 b. 36 c. 24 d. 48 The average of 60 positive distinct integers all greater than 7 is equal to 41. What could be the maximum possible value of any one of these 60 integers? a. 277 b. 217 c. 210 d. 224 A man covered a distance of 200 kms partly by train and partly by bus. Had he covered the entire distance by bus, he would have taken 10 hours more and had he covered the entire distance by train, he would have taken 6 hours less. What was the difference between the distances (in kms) covered by him by bus and train? a. 60 b. 75 c. 50 d. 90 Consider the algorithm given below: Step 1 : a = 2, b = 3 and c = 7 Step 2 : a = a + 2 and b = c b. Step 3 : If a > b, then go to Step 4 otherwise go to Step 2 Step 4: Stop and display the value (a + b + c) What is the value of (a + b + c) that is displayed? a. 12 b. 16 c. 19

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48.

If the sum of the series the value of A + B? a. 16

2 2+ 6

2 4+ 8

2 6 + 10

+ ... +

2 60 + 64

= A B + C, then what is

b. 15

c. 12

d. 10

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In the figure given above, ABCD is a square having area 64 square cm. Also, AM = NB and AP = QD. If PQ = 6 cm and MN = b cm, then for how many values of b, the area (in sq. cm) of the rectangle AMRP is an integer? Given that b > 0. a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. More than 3 50. The top of the pole at point A subtends an angle of 60 at point B on the ground. Also the midpoint of the pole subtends an angle of 30 at point C which is at some distance away from the point B and the bottom of the pole. The line joining the point C and the mid-point of the pole cuts AB at E. What is the ratio of AE and EB? Assume both points B and C are on the same side of the pole and all points A, B, C, D and E lie on the same plane. a.
2 :1

b. 3 : 1

c.

3: 2

d.

3 :1

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If v = a. 2

3x +1 2 x +1 3x 2 x

where x is a positive real number, then a possible value of v is b. 3 c. 4 d. (a), (b) and (c)

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3 The expression log64 a (3a log81 2 )( log a 6561) is equal to

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b. 3a

c. 4
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d. 8a

If P = a(2a) , Q = a a , R = (a 2a )a and S = (a a )a , then which of the following is always correct? (assuming that a is a possible real number and not equal to 1) a. Q > P > S > R b. Q > P > S R c. P > Q > R > S d. None of the above If f(x) = x3 x 2
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Find the sum of the infinite number of terms of the series a.

3 4 5 6 + + + + .... 4! 5! 6! 7! 1 5

1 3

b.

1 6

c.

1 4

d.

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How many four-digit odd integers, greater than 3009 can be formed with the digits 0, 2, 3, 5 and 7, if repetition of digits is not allowed? a. 36 b. 32 c. 72 d. 120 Two men A and B play a match of two games on the condition: if A wins, B pays him one rupee more than half the money B has and if B wins, A pays him one rupee less than half the money A has. If A wins the first game and B the second, then the difference in the amounts with A and B becomes Rs. 16. The initial amount with A and Bin that order could be a. Rs. 35, Rs. 38 b. Rs. 20, Rs. 35 c. Rs. 20, Rs. 38 d. Either (a) or (c) Numbers in the form of 2P 1 where P is a natural number, are called Mersenne numbers. How many Mersenne numbers less than 5000 are prime? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6 Find the range of values of x, where | 3x + 7 | | 5x + 6 | . (x is a real number) a.

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13 1 x 8 2

6 1 b. < x 5 2

c. x

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d.

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a 6 4 2 If b(a 1) = 3 b 1, then find the value of 6a 4a + 12 + 2 . b b b

a. 18 + 9 3

b. 18 + 10 3

c. 20 + 8 3

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