ENGLISH
Directions
(1 – 5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word
given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options
(A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective
blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is
your answer i.e “No change required
TWO of the first things
that strike visitors to China are irritants to which some residents have become (1)
(trained) : bad air and poor internet service. For those with
money to spare, a (very expensive) solution to the first problem is to buy air
purifiers. For the second the solution is much cheaper and, until recently, far
more visibly effective: a “virtual private network” (VPN), a software service
that tunnels through the government’s extensive (2) (traverse) to
content it dislikes.
Selling air purifiers
remains a growth industry in China, but the VPN business is in (3)
(tranquil). For years internet censors largely (4)
(blocked) it, perhaps because users of paid VPN services were, at
first, mostly foreign residents. In recent weeks, however, the government has
changed tack. It has been making unusually strenuous efforts to block access to
VPNs. Foreign companies which provide them have been warning customers that
these problems will persist as China’s countermeasures become ever more (5)
(sophisticated).
The censors have also
been speaking more openly about their efforts to protect China’s “cyberspace
sovereignty”. On January 27th Wen Ku, a senior official in the Ministry of
Industry and Information Technology, said that the country needed “new methods
to tackle new problems” in its management of the internet. State media have
suggested that offering VPN services in China without registering should be
seen as illegal, even though the companies that do it are based abroad and are (6)
(not obeying) laws in their own countries.
Without these services,
China’s 649m internet users are (7) (boycotted in) all
manner of forbidden fruit, including sites covering sensitive political topics
as well as social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It may be tempting for
China’s regulators to think of this as merely a (8) (terror) to
foreigners, who can be safely left to steam over their inability to get on to
YouTube. But it is also causing serious disruption to many Chinese users, who
wish to heed the government’s call to boost innovation and who need to
collaborate with foreign colleagues in business or academia. It represents “a
huge tax on efficiency”, says Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA, a Beijingbased
technology consultancy.
Some Chinese officials,
however, see the controls as good for business. They boast that blocking access
to (9) (swathes) of the internet has created the
space for China’s internet giants such as Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu to
prosper. Foreign companies suspect that China is using internet security as a
pretext for protectionism. On January 28th 18 American industry groups
complained to Chinese leaders about a “growing trend” in government
policymaking towards limiting access by foreign informationtechnology firms to
the Chinese market on “cybersecurity” grounds. No such complaints have yet
come from foreign manufacturers of air purifiers, which continue to sell like (10)
(VPN).
1. A) soulless B) prone C) inured
D) resistant E) No Change
Required
2. A) clearance B) bypass C) difficulty D) obstacles E) No Change Required
3. A) trouble B) burden C) lease
D) indict E) No Change Required
4. A) authorized B) avoided C) tolerated D) disapproved E) No Change Required
5. A) unrefined B) glutted C) straightforward D) indisposed E) No Change Required
6. A) not violating B) performing C) interdicting D) breaking E)
No Change Required
7. A) encouraged for B) forwarded to C) blocked from D) violated
to E) No Change Required
8. A) nuisance B) shame C) indent D) glory E) No Change Required
9. A) compilation B) travesty C) recur D) ribald E) No Change
Required
10. A) hot cakes B) easily C) unopposed D) drop box E) No Change
Required
Answers:
1. C) 2. D) 3. A)
4. C) 5. E) 6. A)
7. C) 8. A) 9. E)
10. A)
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Directions
(1 – 5): Study the following table carefully and answer the questions that
follow:
The table shows the number of students (boys and girls) who
participated in different activities from 5 schools – A, B, C, D and E and the
individual percentages. (Though some values are missing)
School

No. of
students

% of students
who took part in different activities


Boys

Girls

Painting

Swimming

Dancing


A



220

30





B

280





20

45

C

330

320

26



36

D









40

E

230





38



1. What is the number of students who did not take
part in painting from school C?
A) 529
B) 543
C) 481
D) 427
E) 465
2. Students from school A who did not take part in
Swimming and Dancing is 147. The number of students who took part in Swimming
is 49 more than who took part in Dancing. Find the number of students who took
part in swimming from same school.
A) 187
B) 196
C) 173
D) 205
E) 224
3. There is a difference of 100 students in number
from school C and E. Find the number of students who took part in painting and
dancing from school E given that number of girls in school E is less than 400.
A) 363
B) 357
C) 326
D) 341
E) 371
4. The percentage point of students who took part
in swimming is 10% greater than that of students who took part in painting from
school D. Boys from school B is 6 2/3% less than boys from school D. What is
the number of students who did not take part in swimming if total number of
girls from school D is 280?
A) 377
B) 336
C) 343
D) 312
E) 351
5. Number of girls from school B is 390 less than
number of students from school C. If a total of 105 girls took part in painting
from school C, then what percent of students from school C who took part in
painting are girls?
A) 59.99%
B) 55.55%
C) 57.77%
D) 51.11%
E) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Find the wrong number in the
following number series:
6. 4, 3, 3, 9, 31, 129, 651
A) 3
B) 3
C) 9
D) 31
E) 129
7. 3, 7, 19, 35, 74, 153, 312
A) 7
B) 19
C) 35
D) 74
E) 153
8. 4, 5, 13, 23, 59, 95, 193
A) 5
B) 13
C) 23
D) 59
E) 95
9. 3, 8, 11, 19, 27, 30, 39
A) 8
B) 11
C) 19
D) 27
E) 30
10. 8, 6, 14, 64, 440, 3960, 39489
A) 6
B) 14
C) 64
D) 440
E) 3960
Solutions:
1. C) Students in painting = 26%, so who
are not in painting = 100 – 26 = 74%
So required number = 74%
of (330+320) = 481
2. B) 30%
of z = 147 [z – number of students in school A]
Solve, z = 490
Let students who took
part in swimming is x% and dancing is y%
So x + y = 70% (10030)
………………………(1)
Also x% of 490 = 49 + y%
of 490 ………….(2)
Solve both equations, x =
40%
So students from school A
who took part in Swimming = 40% of 490 = 196
3. D) Students
from C = 330+320 = 650
So now students from E is
550 or 750. Given that girls in E < 400. So students from E = 550 because
boys are 230
So who took part in
painting and dancing = (10038)% of 550 = 341
4. A) From
school D: swimming + painting = 100 – 40 = 60%
percentage point of
students who took part in swimming is 10% greater than that of students who
took part in painting from school D. So swimming = 35%, and painting = 25%
Boys from school B = 280
which is 6 2/3% = 20/3% less than boys from school D
So (x – 280)/x * 100 =
20/3
Solve, x = 300 = boys
from D
Girls from school D =
280, so total students = 300+280 = 580
So number of students who
did not take part in swimming = (40+25)% of 580 = 377
5. B) Number
of girls from B = (330+320) – 390 = 260
School B:
Total students who took
part in painting = 100 – 65 = 35%
Let x% are girls from
this 35%
So x% of 35% of (280+260)
= 105
Solve, x = 500/9% =
55.55%
6. A) 4×0+ 1 = 1, 1×1 + 2 = 3, 3×2 + 3 = 9,
9×3 + 4 = 31, 31×4 + 5 = 129, 129×5 + 6 = 651
7. B) 3×2
+ 1 = 7, 7×2 + 2 = 16, 16×2 + 3 = 35, 35×2 + 4 = 74, 74×2 + 5 = 153, 153×2 + 6
= 312
8. D) 4*2
– 3 = 5, 5*2 + 3 = 13, 13*2 – 3 = 23, 23*2 + 3 = 49, 49*2 – 3 = 95, 95*2 + 3 =
193
9. B)
3…………8…………15…………..19…………..27………..30………..39
……+5 +7 +4………….+8………..…+3…………9
………..+2 3 +4 5 +6
10. E) 8*1
– 2 = 6, 6*3 – 4 = 14, 14*5 – 6 = 64, 64*7 – 8 = 440, 440*9 – 10 = 3950 3950*10
– 11 = 39489
REASONING
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information
and answer the questions followed:
10 persons Mohit, Mukul,
Ravi, Avneesh, Deepak, Shekhar, Gaurav, Anish, Raghav and Ankit live in a 4
storeyed building with lowest floor numbered as 1, immediately above it as 2,
and so on. Each floor has 3 flats and all 12 of them form a grid pattern having
flats directly above and /or below and/or beside them. Each flat is numbered 1,
2 and 3 in each floor from left to right. 2 flats in the building are vacant.
The two vacant flats are not in the same row (floor) or column. It is further
known that:
i.
Flat
number 2 on the 2nd floor is vacant.
ii.
Mukul
lives in an even numbered flat.
iii.
One
of the flats neighbouring Mukul is empty.
iv.
Raghav
lives to the immediate left of Gaurav.
v.
There
is a gap of one floor in between Gaurav and Shekhar.
vi.
None
of the flats that is in the same row or same column as Shekhar is empty.
vii.
Gaurav
lives directly below a vacant flat.
viii.
Mohit
and Gaurav live on the same floor.
ix.
Deepak
lives directly above Ravi.
x.
Mukul
lives on a floor with 2 other persons.
xi.
Avneesh
lives above Ankit.
xii.
Mukul
and Deepak do not live on the same floor.
1. Who lives on the same floor as Mukul?
A) Anish
B) Ankit
C) Shekhar
D) Deepak
E) None of these
2. Which of the following flats is vacant?
A) Flat 1 of floor number 4
B) Flat 3 of floor number 4
C) Flat 1 of floor number 1
D) Flat 3 of floor number 3
E) Flat 3 of floor number 1
3. Who among the following live on the same floor?
A) Mukul and Raghav
B) Ankit and Ravi
C) Shekhar and Ravi
D) Anish and Mohit
E) Mohit and Mukul
4. In which of the following flats does Ravi live?
A) Flat 2 of floor number 1
B) Flat 2 of floor number 3
C) Flat 3 of floor number 1
D) Flat 3 of floor number 2
E) Flat 1 of floor number 2
5. Which of the following is the correct
combination of Name: Flat No.: Floor No.?
A) Avneesh: 2: 4
B) Mukul: 2: 1
C) Mohit: 2: 3
D) Shekhar: 3: 1
E) Ravi: 1: 3
Directions (5 – 10): In the following questions,
the symbols %, @, #, $ and * are used with the following meaning as illustrated
below:
‘P#Q’ means ‘P is neither
smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P*Q’ means ‘P is neither
greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P$Q’ means ‘P is not
greater than Q’.
‘P%Q’ means ‘P is not
smaller than Q’.
‘P@Q’ means ‘P is neither
smaller than nor greater than Q’.
In each of the following
questions, mark answer according to above symbols and their meaning.
6. Which of the following does not make A # C and
D $ F definitely not true?
A) A % B # C @ D $ E $ F
B) A # B @ C $ D $ E @ F
C) A % B # C @ D $ E * F
D) A % B # C # D @ E $ F
E) All are true
7. Which of the following makes C $ E or B % E
definitely true?
A) A * B $ C @ D % E # F
B) A # B * C $ D @ E # F
C) A # B # C % D % E * F
D) A @ B % C @ D * E * F
E) None of these
8. If “A % B % C * D @ E $ F” is true then which
of the following is definitely not true?
(i) A # D
(ii) C * F
(iii) B # D
(iv) D # F
A) Only (i)
B) Only (ii) and (iv)
C) Only (i) and (iii)
D) Only (i), (iii) and (iv)
E) All are true
9. Which of the following makes A * C and E # B
definitely true?
A) A * B $ C @ D % E # F
B) A * D $ B * C @ E # F
C) A * B # C % D * E $ F
D) A @ B * D @ C % E @ F
E) None of these
10. What will come in place of blank in following
below such that both A % D and C # F are definitely true?
A % B % C _ D # E % F
i) @
ii) *
iii) %
iv) $
A) Only (i)
B) Only (ii) and (iv)
C) Only (i) and (iii)
D) Only (i), (iii) and (iv)
E) All are true
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Flats / Floor

1

2

3

4

Avneesh

Anish

–

3

Mohit

Raghav

Gaurav

2

Ankit

–

Deepak

1

Shekhar

Mukul

Ravi

1. C) 2. B) 3. C)
4. C) 5. B)
6. C) Check all the options and find in
which both A > C and D ≤ F are false
C) option is A = B ≥ C =
D ≤ E < F. In this A ≥ C but D < F
7. B) Check
all the options and find in which both or at least one of C ≤ E and B ≥ E is
true. (because or is given between C $ E or B % E
B) option is A > B
< C ≤ D = E > F. In this C ≤ = E. In all other options, both are false.
8. C) Questions
asks definitely not true or definitely false. We do not have sufficient
information about relation between B and D, so cannot be said for (iii)
9. B)
10. C) With
(i) – A ≥ B ≥ C = D > E ≥ F
With (iii) – A ≥ B ≥ C ≥
D > E ≥ F
In both of these A ≥ D
and C > F