ENGLISH
Directions
(1 – 5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word
given in bold. Every 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
When Gulf Arab powers
announced on June 5 that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar over its
ties to terrorists, the message was clear: get in line with regional policies,
or pay the price. Nearly a week later, Qatar appears in no hurry to comply. And
it is the _(1) ( success) ______of US President Donald Trump’s
foreign policy that is ___(2) (preventing)_________the rift.
Tainting Qatar as a
regional pariah is unlikely to change its calculus, for two reasons. For
starters, the country is simply too wealthy to be pushed around easily. Qatar’s____(3)
(abundant)_______ supply of natural gas translates into the highest
per capita income in the world. Even with trade and travel bans imposed by
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, Qatar’s
economy will not suffer significantly.
The second reason why
Qatar can afford to wait out its neighbors is its strategic importance to the
United States. By hosting the alUdeid Air Base, which serves as America’s
forward operating base in its fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), Qatar has __(4)
( wise)________balanced its ties to Islamist extremists with a strong
relationship to the US.
Qatar’s links with
jihadist groups have drawn American ire, but the US has also benefited from
them. For example, Qatar ___(5)(asked)_____the Taliban to release the
American soldier Bowe Bergdahl in May 2014; three months later, it helped
secure the freedom of Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist held by
alQaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the alNusra Front. Qatar believes its links with
groups like Hamas, the Taliban, and alQaeda have softened these group’s
positions, making them more amenable to negotiations.
1.
A) imperfect
B) incoherence
C) inconsistent
D) timidity
E) No correction required.
2.
A) perpetuating
B) discontinuing
C) Halting
D) Neglecting
E) No correction required.
3.
A) scarce
B) limited
C) optimal
D) unlimited
E) No correction required.
4.
A) insensibly
B) magnificently
C) unknowingly
D) Shrewdly
E) No correction required.
5.
A) coerced
B) persuaded
C) advised
D) blackmailed
E) No correction required.
Directions (6 – 10): In each question a sentence is
given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have
to determine which option can be used in place of blank to give a meaningful
sentence and mark it as your answer.
6. Family businesses are different from other
sorts—they are held together by strands of DNA as well as the logic of profit.
They are rich in scarce resources, such as loyalty and flexibility,
_________________
(A) not a bunch of political hacks.
(B) but also suffer from extreme challenges, such as family feuds
and wayward patriarchs.
(C) offering steak for the rich in the form of tax cuts but cheap
labour and a bit of patriotic sizzle for the masses.
A) Only (B)
B) Only (C)
C) Both (A) and (B)
D) Both (B) and (C)
E) All (A), (B) and (C)
7. Ever since its launch on August 15, 1969, the
Indian Space Research Organisation has come a long distance to create a legacy
of success and made India proud by ___________________
(A) not only excelling in the field of space technology but also by producing
costefficient, reliable models of gigantic rockets.
(B) launching 104 satellites on a single rocket, which has made
some countries around the world go green with envy.
(C) discovering water on moon.
A) Only (B)
B) Only (C)
C) Both (A) and (B)
D) Both (B) and (C)
E) All (A), (B) and (C)
8. Few countries are fiddlier than India when it
comes to paying taxes; the World Bank ranks it 157th out of 189 for simplicity.
Both the central government and powerful state legislatures ______________
(A) have a complex taxation system making it difficult for the taxpayers to
pay the taxes.
(B) impose a dizzying array of charges.
(C) will force vast swathes of the economy into the reach of the taxman.
A) Only (B)
B) Only (C)
C) Both (A) and (B)
D) Both (A) and (C)
E) All (A), (B) and (C)
9. MUCH of the European Union is still smarting
from Britain’s vote to leave the club on June 23rd, according to data released
on August 4th by Ipsos Mori, a pollster. In the nine member states surveyed,
__________________________.
(A) 55% think an exit vote was a bad choice for Britain, while 58% think it
was also bad for the EU as a whole.
(B) only 35% of those polled in seven countries with big economies think
Britain made a mistake.
(C) on average 42% of people who did not finish secondary school
thought it was the wrong choice, compared with 58% of those who had been to
university.
A) Only (A)
B) Only (C)
C) Both (A) and (C)
D) Both (B) and (C)
E) All (A), (B) and (C)
10. Among the glories that archaeologists have
unearthed at Must Farm, or “Britain’s Pompeii”, as some in the profession
giddily dub it, ___________________.
(A) is no shortage of archaeology enthusiasts.
(B) is the first set of stacked bowls from the Bronze Age.
(C) is setting up a plethora of apprenticeships. At least while
this work goes on, the investments in Britain’s future will carry it back to
its past.
A) Only (B)
B) Only (C)
C) Only (A)
D) Both (B) and (C)
E) All (A), (B) and (C)
Answers:
1. B) 2. A) 3. E)
4. D) 5. B) 6. A)
7. E) 8. C) 9. C)
10. A)
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following graph
carefully to answer the given questions
1. P and R started the work jointly. A few days
later U also joined them and thus all of them completed the whole work in 10
days. All of them were paid total Rs.600. What is the Share of U?
A) Rs.360
B) Rs.385
C) Rs.240
D) can’t be determined
E) None of these
2. Q and S work together for 5 days, the rest of
the work is finished by M in two more days. If they get Rs. 6000 as wages for
the whole work, what are the daily wages of Q, S and M respectively?
A) 200, 250, 300
B) 300, 200, 250
C) 600, 400, 200
D) 600, 400, 500
E) None of these
3. The efficiency of L is 25% more than P. L
started a work alone and then P joined her 5 days before actual completion of
the work. For how many days L worked alone?
A) 9
B) 11
C) 10
D) 25
E) 12
4. R started the work and left after some days,
when 25% work was donE) After it Z joined and completed it working for 25 days.
In how many days R and Z can do the complete work, working together?
A) 6
B) 8
C) 10
D) 12
E) 20
5. T and V started the work. After 3 days Z joined
them, who can complete alone the same whole work in 3 days. What is the total
number of days in which they had completed the work?
A) 12
B) 8
C) 4
D) 6
E) None of these
6. If a sum becomes double in 6 years on compound
interest. Find in how many years it will become 8 times?
A) 12 years
B) 12 years
C) 18 years
D) 24 years
E) 20 years
7. A man covers a certain distance in t hours. If
he met with an accident after 40 km and then he covers remaining distance at
4/5th of his normal speed, then he reaches 30 minutes late. But if he met with
an accident after further 10 km, then he reaches 24 minutes late. Find the
total distance
A) 108 km
B) 90 km
C) 94 km
D) 84 km
E) 112 km
8. A can complete a work in 30 days, B in 35 days.
If they work on alternate days starting with A first, then find in how many
days they complete the whole work.
A) 32 2/7 days
B) 28 3/7 days
C) 35 2/3 days
D) 25 1/5 days
E) None of these
9. If price of an article is increased by 20%, a
person gets 7 kg rice less at same price. Find the original quantity the person
got before the price got increased.
A) 48 kg
B) 40 kg
C) 30 kg
D) 42 kg
E) 50 kg
10. Container A contains copper and aluminum in
ratio 3 : 4, while container B contains them in ratio 6 : 5 respectively. In
what ratio the mixtures needed to be mixed so as to have copper to aluminum
ratio as 1 : 1 in third container?
A) 5 : 9
B) 8 : 13
C) 7 : 11
D) 6 : 11
E) 7 : 9
Solutions:
1. C) Efficiency of P = 4%
Efficiency of R = 2%
[(4+2)*10] = 60%
The remaining work was
done by U = 40%.
40% of 600 = 240
2. D) Q’s
5 days work = 50%
S’s 5 days work = 33.33%
M’s 2 days work = 16.66%
[100 (50+33.33)] Ratio of work of Q, S and M = 3: 2: 1
Q’s total share = Rs.
3000
S’s total share = Rs.
2000
M’s total share = Rs.
1000
Q’s one day’s wage =
Rs.600
S’s one day’s wage =
Rs.400
M’s one day’s wage =
Rs.500
3. B) Efficiency
(L : P) = 5 : 4
Number of days(L : P) =
4x : 5x = 4x : 25
∴ Number of days required by L to finish the work alone = 4x =
4 x 5 = 20.
L and P work together for
last 5 days = 5 x 9 = 45%
Efficiency of L = 5% and
P’s efficiency = 4%
∴ No. of days taken by L to complete 55% work = 55/5 = 11days
4. E) Efficiency of R = (100/50) = 2%
Rest work = 75%
∴ Efficiency of Z = 75/25 = 3%
∴ Combined efficiency of R and Z = 5%
∴ Number of days required by R and Z to work together = 100/5
= 20 days.
5. C) Efficiency
of T and V = 11.11 + 5.55 = 16.66%
Work done in 3 days = 3 x
16.66 = 50%
Rest work done by T, V
and Z = 50/50 = 1 day
Work can be completed in
4 days.
6. C) In
CI, sum increases like:
1 Ã 2 Ã 4 Ã 8
. 6 6
6
So 6 + 6+ 6 = 18 years
7. B) In
6 minutes he covers 10 km
Take the first case:
So in 30 minutes = 50 km
So total = 40(after which
accident occurred) + 50 = 90 km
8. A) LCM
of 30 and 35 is 210
A = 30, so 210/30 = 7
A = 35, so 210/35 = 6
2 days work = 7+6 = 13
Multiply by 16 both sides
so 32 days work = 208
Now A’s turn, he
completes remaining 2 work in 2/7 work
So total 32 2/7 days
9. D) 20%
increase = 1/5
1(1+5) = 1/6
So 1/6 * Q = 7
So total = 42 kg
10. C)
A…………………….B
3/7…………………6/11
1/2
14 : 22 = 7 : 11
REASONING
Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the
basis of the information given below.
8 students – A, B, C, D,
E, F, G and H are from different cities – Guwahati, Chennai, Jaipur, Faridabad,
Imphal, Bhopal, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, but not necessarily in the same order.
They are in different classes – 3, 5, 7 and 10. Two people are in same class,
not necessarily in same order.
A and the one from Jaipur
are in same class. D is from Faridabad. The one from Bengaluru is in 3rd class.
A is not from Imphal and Mumbai. G is not from Mumbai and Jaipur and also is
not in same class with F. H is in 10th class. The one from Mumbai and H are in
same class. C is neither in 7th nor 10th class. F is from Guwahati and in 3rd
class. B is neither from Jaipur nor Mumbai nor Bhopal. The one from Bhopal and
E are together.
1. Who is from Chennai?
A) C
B) A
C) F
D) E
E) G
2. Which of the following pairs share same class?
A) D, F
B) B, G
C) H, E
D) C, H
E) A, B
3. G is from which city?
A) Imphal
B) Guwahati
C) Chennai
D) Bhopal
E) Jaipur
4. Which of the following combination of
studentcityclass is correct as per given arrangement?
A) H – Guwahati – 7
B) G – Imphal – 5
C) B – Mumbai – 10
D) E – Mumbai – 10
E) A – Bengaluru – 3
5. Who is from Bengaluru?
A) D
B) B
C) The one in 10th class
D) J
E) The one in 7th class
Direction (6 – 10): In the following question, a
set of four statements is followed by five conclusions, one of which DEFINITELY
DOES NOT FOLLOW (or is not a possibility of occurrence). Choose that conclusion
as the answer.
6. Statements:
Some red are green
All green are blue
No blue is yellow
All yellow is black
A) All red is blue
B) Some black are not blue
C) Some yellow is green
D) Some black is yellow
E) All blue being black is a
possibility
7. Statements:
All scan are pay
No pay is buy
Some buy is now
No now is today
A) Some scan are not buy
B) All pay being now is a possibility
C) All buy being today is a
possibility
D) Some today are not now
E) Some now are buy
8. Statements:
No flower is rose
All rose is food
No food is court
Some court are law
A) All flower being food is a possibility
B) All food being rose is a
possibility
C) No court is rose
D) All law is food
E) No rose is flower
9. Statements:
Some bag is back
All back is pack
All pack is travel
No travel is journey
A) Some bag are not pack
B) Some pack is journey
C) No journey is travel
D) Some back is travel
E) Some journey are not pack
10. Statements:
All dog is cat
All cat is rat
No rat is lion
All lion is tiger
A) Some tiger are not rat
B) No rat is dog
C) Some cat are not lion
D) All rat being tiger is a
possibility
E) No lion is dog
Solutions:
From the whole info,
direct info we get is::
D Faridabad. F=
Guwahati=3. H=10
Bengaluru = 3. Mumbai =
10.
A is not from Jaipur,
Faridabad, Guwahati
G is not from Mumbai,
Jaipur, Faridabad, Guwahati, Bengaluru.
A, B, D, F and G are not
from Jaipur. Next your thinking process starts.
Now because A is not from
Mumbai, so A is not 10 and hence H not from Jaipur.
Now A, B, D, F, G, H not
from Mumbai. C not 10th class so not
Mumbai. Means E is from Mumbai. So::
Student

City

Class

A


B


C


D

Faridabad


E

Mumbai

10

F

Guwahathi

3

G


H

10

Now C is not in 7th or
10th. Cant be in 3rd also. So A and one from Jaipur in 5th.
Now G is not with F. And
Bengaluru=3. So B is from Bengaluru and in 3rd class with F. So remaining two D
and G in 7th. E with Bhopal. A not Imphal so A = Chennai and G = Imphal. So
final::
Student

City

Class

A

Chennai

5

B

Bengaluru

3

C

Jaipur

5

D

Faridabad

7

E

Mumbai

10

F

Guwahathi

3

G

Imphal

7

H

Bhopal

10

1. B) 2. C) 3. A)
4. D) 5. B)
6. C) For C) we have All green are blue +
No blue is yellow=> No green is yellow. Some C) is false
7. C) For
C) Some buy is now+ No now is today => Some buy is not today => Hence all
being cannot be today. So C) is false
8. D) For
D) No food is court + Some court are law => No + Some = Some not
reversed=> Some law is not food => hence all law can never be food
9. B) For
B) All pack is travel + No travel is journey => All + No = No => No pack
is journey , So Some pack is journey is not possible
10. B) For
B) All dog is cat + All cat is rat => All dog is rat => Some rat is dog
=> Hence No rat is dog is not a possibility.