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Here I am sharing the previous year MAT Exam Question Papers

Q1 There are 4 boys and 3 girls. What is the probability the boys and girls sit alternately?
Ans 1/35
Q2 Two trains are 2 kms apart. Speed of one train is 20m/s and the other train is running at 30 m/s .
Lengths of the trains are 200 and 300m. In how much time do the trains cross each other?
Ans 50 seconds
Q3 A& B are two players. They need to select one number from 1 to 25. If both the players select the
same numbers they will win the prize. What is the probability of not winning in a single trial?
Ans 24/25
Q4 Four different integers are in increasing AP such that one number is equal to sum of the squares
of the other three numbers.
Ans –1,0,1,2
Q5 A train runs first half of the distance at 40 km/hr and the remaining half at 60 km/hr. What is the
average speed for the entire journey?
Ans 48km/hr
Q6 In a company there were 75 % skilled employees and the remaining unskilled. 80% of the skilled
and 20% of the unskilled were permanent. If the temporary employees were 126 find the total
number of employees.
Ans 360
Q7 A person sells a horse at 12.5% loss. If he sells for 92.5 more, he will have a profit of 6%. What
is the CP?
Ans 500
Q8 One tap takes 15 min to fill, another tap takes 12 min to fill and the third tap can empty in 20
min. In how much time the tank would be full.
Ans 10 min
Q9 Three mixtures of water and milk are in the ratio 6:7, 5:9, 8:7. What would be the ratio if they
were mixed together?
Ans: None of the options were correct. The right answer would be data insufficient.
Q10. Two trains are separated by 200km. One leaves at 6:00 am from Delhi and reaches Merrut at
10:00 am. Another train leaves from Merrut at 8:00 am and reaches Delhi at 11:30 am. At what time
two trains meet each other?
Ans 8:56 am
Q11 If the height of the triangle decreases by 40% and the breadth increases by 40%. Then the
effect on the area is
Ans 16% decrease.
In how many ways can you go from one corner to the diagonally opposite corner if the movement is
through the shortest route..
Ans: 6
Q13 There are only two candidates. 10% of the voter did not vote. 60 votes were invalid. If elected
got 308 votes more than the opponent. The elected person got 47% of the total votes. How many
votes did each get.
Ans: Option 4 ( only one option is having a difference of 308 votes.)
Q14. If area of circle is equal to area of triangle is equal to area of square then which is having the
larger perimeter.
Ans: Triangle.
Q15. If log1227= a then find the value of log616
Ans. (4(3-a)) / (3+a)
Q16 A grandfather has 5 sons and daughters and 8 grandchildren.. They have to be arranged in
arrow such that the first 4 seats and last four seats are to be taken by grandchildren and the
grandfather would not sit adjacent to any of the grandchildren.
Ans. 4 * 8! * 5!
Q17 A parellopiped of length = 5cm, breadth = 3cm and height 4 cm. Cube of side 4 cm, cylinder of
radius 3 cm and length = 3cm and sphere of radius 3cm. Arrange them in descending order of
Ans: Sphere>Cylinder>Cube>Parellopiped.
Q18 Which of the following statements is/are correct.
Ans: The correct Statements were
(1) 99/101 > 97/99 > 95/97 , (2) 992/1012 > 972/992 > 952/972
Q19. A farmer has a rectangular plot. He wants to do fencing along one of the side with the help of
the posts. Two posts being on two corners. He brings 5 post less than what he has initially plan
because of which the distance between two consecutive post became 8 m instead of 6 m.. What is
the length of the side and no of post?
Ans. 120 , 16
Q20: A circular ground of circumference of 88m. A strip of land 3m wide inside and along the
circumference is to be leveled. What is the expenditure if leveling cost is Rs. 7 per metre square.
Ans. 1650
Q21: Four horses are tethered at the four corners of a square of side 14cm such that two horses
along the same side can just reach each other. They were able to graze the area in 11 days. How
many days will they take in order to graze the left out area?
Ans. 3
Q22: Two clocks are synchronized at 12 midnights. One clock gains 2 min per hour and the other
clock loses 1min per hour. How many minutes apart its minute hand will be at 11.am
Ans. None of these.
Sample Questions and Answers in GK Section:
Ques1. Bull and bear refer to
Ans: Stock exchange
Ques2. Bhakra Nangal dam was built on river
Ans. Sutlej
Ques3. Tetanus is caused by
Ans. Bacteria
Ques4. De beers manufacture
Ans: Diamonds
Ques5. Commercial vehicles are not manufactured by which of the following
Ans: Birla Yamaha
Ques6. Wings of fire autobiography by
Ans: President A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
Ques7. Which is not a courier company.
Ans: Essar
Ques8. Software and Services Company.
Ques9. Panchayti Raj started from which state in India.
Ans: Rajastan
Ques10. Duration of First five yr plan
Ans 1950-1951 to 1955-1956
Ques11.Which one of following is Banker’s Bank
Ans: Reserve Bank of India
Ques12.Economic growth is indicated by
Ans: GDP
Ques13. All India service is created by
Ans: Parliament.
Ques14. Procedure for removal of which two are same out of the following…
Ans. CEC and Judge of the supreme court.
Ques15. Arrange PMs of India in chronological order……
Ans: Morarjee Desai, Charan Singh, VP Singh, Chanderashekhar.
Ques16. Volkswagon is from which country?
Ans Germany
Ques17. First woman Prime minister in the world
Ans: Seremavo Bandarnaike
Ques18. Which is associated with football
Ans: Merdeka
Ques 19. Venue of XXI winter Olympics 2010
Ans: Canada
Ques 20. Crossed cheque can be Encashed …..
Ans: Through bank
Ques21. Standard charterd bank merged with……
Ans: ANZ Grindlay’s bank
Ques 22. Which disease is mentioned along with national policy with AIDS
Ans. Tuberculosis
Ques 23. National income in India compilation is done by…
Ans: CSO
Ques 24. Rajdhani Express runs between
Ans: Between Delhi and few state capitals
Ques 25. Maple leaf represents which one of the foolowing countr
Ans: Canada
Ques 26. PAN is required for……
Ans: D-Mat account
Ques27. Which one of following is not matched correctly….
Ans: Faraday-Diffussion of gases

Direction (Q. Nos. 1-10): Study the situation given below to answer these questions.
Although he was born in a little village near the coast and had gone to school in the nearest seaside town. Mr. Smith was
not a lover of the sea; even when walking along the sands, he was always afraid of being cut off by the tide. He was not
a very good swimmer, so perhaps this accounts for it.
After working for some years in London he was transferred to a coast resort, and of course, the family outings were often
made to the beach. One day his children pleaded to go out into the bay in a boat. The sun shone brightly, there was little
wind and the water was calm. So Mr. Smith hired a boat and with his two children rowed out into the bay. Of course they
were tempted to go farther than they had intended, past the protecting cliffs and out to the open sea. At first all went well,
but when they decided to turn back they encountered difficulties. A strong breeze had sprung up and the currents here
were rather treacherous.
Mr. Smith rowed hard, but it seemed they were making little progress. The children, were waving to attract the attention
of the people on the beach. Just then a motor boat appeared from the direction of the bay. Their plight had been noticed
and the boat had come to their rescue.
A line was soon attached and they were towed back round the cliff to the shore. Mr. Smith’s dislike of the sea was not
diminished by this experience.
1. Mr. Smith was nervous of walking along the sands because
(a) he had no love for the sea
(b) there the sea was infested with deadly monsters
(c) he feared that the tide may cut him off from the land
(d) the sea was too deep even near the coast
2. What accounted for his dislike of the sea?
(a) He was not a good swimmer, he feared that he might get drowned in the sea
(b) The protruding cliffs made navigation dangerous
(c) He was accustomed to comfortable city life
(d) Many a tragedy had occurred in the past near the sea coast
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3. What did the children plead for?
(a) Climb the cliff to have better view of the bay
(c) Taken for a picnic on the beach
(b) Go to a coast resort
(d) Go out into the bay in a boat
4. Mr. Smith was tempted to go farther away from land than he had intended because
(a) he enjoyed rowing in the bright sunshine
(c) his children wanted to go far out in the sea
(b) the sea was calm, there being little wind
(d) he encountered no danger while rowing the boat
5. What difficulties did they encounter when returning to the shore?
(a) The boat they were rowing in suddenly developed a leak
(b) Sea monsters surrounded the boat
(c) Treacherous currents developed as a result of strong winds
(d) The engine of the boat stopped functioning
6. Why did the children wave?
(a) They were bidding good bye to the people on the shore
(b) To attract the attention of the people on the bank to their plight
(c) They had a joyous ride in the boat
(d) Their boat was sinking
7. Why did the motor boat appear?
(a) It was on patrol duty
(b) It happened to be out fishing in the sea
(c) It came out of the bay to join its mother ship anchored in the deep sea
(d) The crew of the boat having noticed the plight of the Smiths, came to rescue them
8. How did Mr. Smith and children get back to the shore?
(a) The crew of the motor boat helped them to mend the leak in their boat
(b) With the help of a line they were transferred to the motor boat
(c) By attaching a line to their boat, the motorboat towed them back to the shore
(d) A few men from the motorboat joined the Smiths in their boat which they quickly rowed to the shore
9. How many children were with Mr. Smith?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three (d) Four
10. A suitable title for the above situation is
(a) The Smith family
(c) An enjoyable trip to the sea
(b) Mr. Smith and the sea
(d) Dangers of the sea

Direction (Q. Nos. 11-20): Study the situation given below to answer these questions.
Rajesh Kumar, a factory superintendent of the Asia company, takes trips through the factory at different hours and on
different days. He likes to talk with the operative employees and ask them questions about their work, the families, the
material they are using and the machine being operated. He believes that such conversation makes for better morale and
also lets him know what is taking place in the factory.
Every monday morning at the production meeting, he brings up some aspects of information picked up from the previous
week’s factory visits and askes for an explanation of it. Usually his production management personnel answers him, but
Kumar continues asking about other bits of information he received until his associates are unable to answer or inform him
that he has incorrect information. Rajesh, however, insists that the operative employees are telling him the truth and
sometimes he points out that the same information is given to him by different employees in different departments. Some
of his associates have suggested that they accompany Kumar during his factory tours, but he will have no part of this,
stating that more than one management member is with him. He claims the friendly, sincere atmosphere he has achieved
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with many of the workers in the factory is a definite advantage and helps communication, and he does not want to
jeopardise it in any way.
Kumar is not entirely satisfied with his production control manager, Anil Sinha, who just does not seem to comprehend
what he is told. Kumar admits the manufacturing work is getting quite complicted, but it irks him when Sinha just stands
there and replies ‘yes’, ‘yes’, ‘yes’. Kumar has noticed that Sinha says he understands a request or a suggestion or a
change given to him, but then proceeds to go about his work as if nothing had been said to him.
11. The focus of this situation is on
(a) factory management
(c) communicating and management
12. Rajesh Kumar’s factory visits are intended to
(a) create goodwill for the economy
(b) boost the worker’s morale
(b) production control
(d) efficient supervision
(c) know the whole truth about the way things are going on
(d) identify the personal problems of the operative staff
13. The production meeting of the company took place
(a) every day
(c) every week
(b) every alternate day
(d) every month
14. The information received by Rajesh Kumar during his visits is
(a) incorrect
(c) exaggerated
(b) biased
(d) reliable
15. According to Mr. Kumar, the information is given to him by
(a) one individual worker
(b) more than one worker in one department
(c) more than one worker in more than one department
(d) the owner of the company
16. Who suggested that his associates accompany him during his factory tour?
(a) owner of the company
(c) His associates themselves
(b) Mr. Sinha
(d) Media persons
17. As a superintendent, what will you do during the tours of the factory?
(a) Listen to grievances of the associates
(c) Suspend the inefficient worker
(b) Reprimand the inefficient worker
(d) Counsel and boost the morale of the workers
18. As a worker, what will you do during the visit of Mr. Kumar?
(a) Keep quiet
(c) Act disinterested
(b) Explain your tardiness
(d) Threaten by going to the union
19. Rajesh Kumar does not want to visit the factory alongwith his associates because
(a) it will expose his weaknesses as a superintendent
(b) it will create an atmosphere of confrontation among officers and subordinates
(c) the officers accompanying him will feel embarrassed
(d) the atmosphere will not be conducive to his real purpose
20. Rajesh Kumar is not fully satisfied with Anil Sinha because of his
(a) poor understanding
(c) hypocrisy
(b) obstinacy
(d) flattering words
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Direction (Q. Nos. 21-25): Study the situation given below to answer these questions.
Dilip Kumar’s train was late and it reached Mumbai a little after midnight. It was his first visit to the city and he did not
know where to go. He thought he would go to a choultry where he would not have to pay rent, but he did not know how
find one at that hour. He asked a porter to get him a cheap room. The porter asked him for fifty rupees to take him one.
But Dilip Kumar waved him away and walked out of the station. He wandered through the streets and asked a number
of people, but could not find a room cheap enough for him.
He sat down on a park bench to think of what he should do next. He was very tired and fell asleep on the bench. He voke
up the next morning stiff in every limb, but he smiled when he realised that it was the cheapest night’s lodging that he had
ever had.
21. Dilip Kumar could not get any accomodation for the night as
(a) all the hotels in the city were closed (b) all the hotel rooms were booked
(c) the hotels were too expensive for him to afford (d) he wanted to spend the night in the open
22. In the situation, the word ‘choultry’ should mean
(a) an expensive hotel (b) a highway hotel (c) a roadside eatery (d) a free resting place
23. The porter refused to help Dilip Kumar because
(a) he was rude to the porter
(b) he had no previous acquaintance with the porter
(c) he spoke a language which the porter could not understand
(d) he refused to pay the porter any tip
24. The night in the open
(a) refreshed Dilip Kumar
(c) made his limbs stronger
25. From the situation, Dilip Kumar emerges as
(a) a thrifty person
(c) an adventurous person
(b) gave him aches all over his body
(d) did not affect him at all
(b) an extra-vagant spender
(d) a fun loving person
Direction (Q. Nos. 26-30): Study the situation given below to answer these questions.
When my wife, son and I were travelling in a rented car through Paris on our way to a cousin’s home in the northern
suburbs, I became thoroughly confused by the maze of circular and one way streets. Finally, we spotted a policeman and
pulled up to ask directions. We were surprised when he removed his tall helmet, opened the back door and slid in beside
our son. ‘‘It will be much easier to show you’’, he explained.
Off we went through a series of left and right turns, traffic lights and even a short jaunt up a one-way lane the wrong way.
Twenty minutes later we arrived at a main interesection. ‘‘Now you will be all right’’, announced our guide. ‘‘Just turn
here, stay on the road for eight or nine kilometers, and you are there’’. With that he opened the door, got out, replaced his
helmet and strode briskly off.
26. The ‘tone’ of narration in the situation is
(a) sombre (b) ironic (c) comic (d) satiric
27. The author was confused by
(a) a network of circular roads
(c) confusing road signals
28. The word ‘suburbs’ means
(a) a remote village
(c) residential area outside a town
(b) wrong direction by taffic cops
(d) road map that he had with him
(b) the city centre
(d) an industrial town
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29. The expression ‘our guide’ in the situation means
(a) police man (b) cousin
30. The response of the policeman can be said to be
(c) passer by
(d) professional guide
(a) rude (b) greedy (c) imposing
(d) helpful
31. Which of the following combination of crops provide raw material for agro-based industries?
(a) Cotton, jute and oilseeds
(c) Jowar, cotton and sugarcane
(b) Pulses, tobacco and jute
(d) Ragi, spices and sugarcane
32. Which of the following is not a brand of Sewing machine?
(a) Pfaff (b) Bropher (c) Kenstar
33. The main purpose of using a large number of cotton bales in the mixing is to
(d) Singer
(a) produce a strong yarn
(c) reduce waste
34. The main source of chemicals used in industries is
(b) get consistent yarn quality
(d) improve cleaning efficiency in the blow room
(a) Peat (b) Coaltar (c) Coke (d) Liquified Petroleum gas
35. The foreign institutional investors were first allowed to invest in India in the year
(a) 1995 (b) 1994 (c) 1993
36. The biggest textile fair of Asia known as ‘Hemitextile’ was held in
(d) 1992
(a) India (b) Japan (c) South Korea (d) Indonesia
37. Name the first American President who modelled for Van Huesan shirts?
(a) Jimmy Carter (b) Ronald Reagon (c) George Bush
38. ‘The man of substance’ is the promotional logo of which suiting shirting?
(d) Bill Clinton
(a) Raymond (b) Graviera (c) Van Huesan (d) Louise Phillipe
39. The 49th International Advertising festival was held in June 2002, at
(a) Cannes (b) Bangkok (c) Geneva
(d) Bonn
40. According to the companies Act, every private company should have a minimum paid up capital of
(a) Rs. 25 lakh (b) Rs. 10 lakh (c) Rs. 5 lakh (d) Rs. 2 lakh
41. Who out of the following is a famous car designer?
(a) Alexandera Acquino (b) Sabira Merchant
(c) Dilip Chhaboia
(d) Rohit Bal
42. South India Textile Research Association has its headquarters in
(a) Hyderabad (b) Chennai (c) Coimbatore
43. The cotton fibres consist mainly of
(d) Bangalore
(a) starch (b) cellulose (c) lignin (d) none of the above
44. According to Economic Intelligence Unit, maximum amount of Foreign Direct Investment is received by
(a) India (b) South Korea (c) China (d) Brazil
45. ISO recommended test conditions for textiles is
(a) 30C, 65% Relative humidity
(c) 20C, 60% Relative humidity
(b) 25C, 60% Relative humidity
(d) 20C, 65% Relative humidity
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46. ‘Give Earth a chance’ was the caption launched for
(a) World Population Day 2002
(c) World Environment Day 2002
(b) World Habitat Day 2002
(d) International Women’s Day 2002
47. In the budget estimates for 2002-2003, the fiscal deficit in crores was
(a) 118816 (b) 116314 (c) 131721
48. Sanforizing treatment is given to fabrics made of
(d) 135524
(a) Cotton (b) Jute (c) Polyester (d) Polyamides
49. If crease-recovery angle of a finished fabric is 300and above, then it is called
(a) Wash-n-wear (b) resin-finished fabric (c) smooth as silk
50. Mock leno is produced by
(a) suitable interlacing (b) special equipment
(d) durable press
(c) special construction particulars
51. A screw jack spindle is provided with
(d) modification of take-up/let off
(a) Vee threads (b) BSW threads (c) Buttress threads (d) Square threads
52. In case of gears, the module is
(a) the length of the pitch circle diameter per tooth
(b) the number of teeth per unit length on pitch circle diameter
(c) the distance measued along the pitch circle from a point on one tooth to a corresponding point on the adjacent
(d) any of the above.
53. A stud is
(a) headless screw
(c) screw with circular threads
54. Which is the fastest growing industry of the world?
(b) screw with long threads
(d) screw with cylindrical head
(a) Fashion (b) Fast food (c) IT (d) Tourism
55. The software which is developed to satisfy the needs of a broad group of users is
(a) Vertical Market Software
(c) Industry Specific Software
56. Which brand sells you ‘‘More Car per Car’’?
(b) Horizontal Market Software
(d) Freeware Software
(a) Santro (b) Versa (c) Indica (d) Esteem
57. Which of the following is a hidden cost associated with outsourcing?
(a) Vendor Search
(c) Managing outsourcing effort
58. India’s first Electric Car is known as?
(a) Mova (b) Reva
(b) Transition to vendors
(d) All of the above
(c) Beva
(d) Mewa
59. Allen Selly is a brand owned by which group of companies?
(a) Tatas (b) Damani Group (c) Arvind Mills
(d) AV Birla Group
60. Which Indian Entrepreneur was recently awarded the Max Schmidheiny Foundation Freedom award?
(a) Adi Godrej (b) Anil Ambani (c) Azim Premji
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(d) NRN Murthy

Direction (Q. Nos. 61-65): These questions consist of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it.
You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.
Read both the statements and give your answer as follows:
(a) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question
(b) If the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question
(c) If the data in statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(d) If the data in statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question
61. How is D related to A?
I. B is the brother of A
II. B is D’s son
62. By how much is Vipin heavier than Hem?
I. Vipin’s weight is 65 kg
II. Naresh is 10 kg heavier than Hem
63. In which year was Himanshu born?
I. Himanshu’s mother was 34 years old in 1989
II. Himanshu was born three years after his mother’s marriage
64. What is the height of Ashok?
I. Nisheeth is 5'-8" tall and is 3" taller than Ashok.
II. Kapil is 4" taller than Ashok
65. Who is C’s partner in a game of cards involving four players?
I. D is sitting opposite to A.
II. B is sitting right of A and left of C.
Direction (Q. Nos. 66-70): These questions are based on the following diagram
in which the triangle represents female graduates, small circle represents self
employed females and the big circle represents self-employed females with
bank loan facility. On the basis of numbers shown in the diagram, answer the
following questions.
66. How many female graduates are self-employed?
(a) 12 (b) 13 (c) 15
67. How many femal graduates are not self-employed?
(d) 18
(a) 4 (b) 10 (c) 12 (d) 15
68. How many non-graduate females are self-employed?
(a) 9 (b) 11
(c) 12
(d) 21
69. How many self-employed female graduates are with bank loan facility?
(a) 5 (b) 7 (c) 12
70. How many non-graduate self-employed females are with bank loan facility?
(d) 20
(a) 3 (b) 8 (c) 9
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(d) 12

Direction (Q. Nos. 71-75): In these questions, a matrix of certain characters is given. These characters follow a certain
trend, row wise or columnwise. Choose the missing character from the given alternatives.
6 6 8
5 7 5
4 3 ?
120 126 320
(a) 4
(a) U
(a) 5
(a) 11 E
(a) JL24
(c) JK18
(b) 8
G N ?
(b) V
? 13 49
9 17 69
13 11 69
(b) 9
3 C 27 D 9 E
7 I 21 K 3 M
4 D ? 7 J
(b) 28 G
(c) 12
(c) W
(c) 10
(c) 35 I
(b) IJ28
(d) JL12
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(d) 16
(d) X
(d) 21
(d) 48 F

Direction (Q. Nos. 76-80): Answer these questions referring to the symbol-letter number sequence given below:
E G 4 B H 7 5 @ K 8 D N £ Q Z $ W 3 C 1 9 * L B 2 S 6
76. How many such consonants are there in the above sequence which are immediately preceded by a symbol and
immediately followed by a digit?
(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) None
77. Which of the following is exactly in the mid way between the 9th from the left end and 7th from the right end?
(a) Q (b) Z (c) $ (d) W
78. If the first 15 elements are written in reverse, then which of the following will be 7th to the left of 12th element from
the right end?
(a) 7 (b) @ (c) 5 (d) K
79. How many such digits are there in the given sequence which are immediately preceded as well as followed by
(a) None (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 3
80. Which of the following is 7th to the right of 19th element from the right end?
(a) N (b) £ (c) Z
(d) $
Direction (Q. Nos. 81-85): Choose the right answer on the basis of the information given below.
Six persons A, B, C, D, E & F were playing a game a cards. A’s father, mother and uncle were in the group. There were
two women. B the mother of A got more points than her husband. D got more points than E but less than F. Niece of
E got lowest points. Father of A got more points than F, but could not win the game.
81. Who won the game?
(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D
82. Who got the lowest points?
(a) A
83. Who is the husband of B?
(a) F
(b) C
(b) E
(c) E
(c) D
(d) B
(d) C
84. B was one lady. Who was the other lady?
(a) C (b) D
85. Who stood second in to the game?
(c) E
(d) A
(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D
Direction (Q. Nos. 86-90): Choose the right answer on the basis of the information given below.
Six books A, B, C, D, E & F are placed side by side. C, B and E have blue covers and other books have red covers. Only
D and F are new books and the rest are old. A, C and D are law reports others are Gazetters.
86. Which of the book is a new law report with a red cover?
(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D
87. Which two books are old Gazetteers with blue covers?
(a) B & C (b) B & E (c) B & F
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(d) E & F

88. Which red cover Gazetteer is a new book?
(a) B (b) D
(c) E
(d) F
89. Which one of the following is the old volume of a Gazetteer?
(a) C (b) D (c) E
90. Which one is old blue covered law report?
(d) F
(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D
Direction (Q. Nos. 91-94): This set of questions (91 to 94) is based on a short passage. For each question choose the
best answer from the four choices listed.
Seven students—F, G, H, I, J, K and L are being considered for a university fellowship. In evaluating these students, the
dean has received from the registrar’s office their official transcripts, including their cumulative grade point averages
(GPAs). In analyzing this information, the dean made the following observations:
None of the students has exactly the same GPA as any other student.
K’s GPA is higher than L’s but lower than H’s.
I has a higher GPA than J.
Both F and G have higher GPAs than H.
91. Each of the following could be true EXCEPT
(a) F has the highest GPA.
(b) G has the highest GPA.
(c) I has the highest GPA.
(d) More than three students have lower GPAs than K.
92. Which of the following, if true, would be sufficient to determine who has the lowest GPA?
(a) I has the highest GPA.
(c) K has a higher GPA than J.
(b) I has a lower GPA than K.
(d) J has a higher GPA than K.
93. If J has a higher GPA than F, how many different rankings, by GPA, of the students are possible?
(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 4 (d) 6
94. If H has a higher GPA than I, which of the following CANNOT be true?
(a) I’s GPA is equal to the average of F’s and G’s
(b) I’s GPA is equal to the average of K’s and L’s
(c) J’s GPA is equal to the average of K’s and L’s
(d) J has the second lower GPA.
Direction (Q. Nos. 95-99): Choose the pattern that fits into space marked ? :
(a) (b) (c)
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Directions (Q. Nos. 100-120):
Following are a list of 21 questions with 4 alternatives each. Choose the correct/best alternative.
100. You are in the middle of watching a movie in a theatre. The lights go out and there is panic every where. May be
there is a fire somewhere. You would
(a) Try to save your skin by running away.
(b) Be seated and wait.
(c) Try to calm down people and help them find a way out.
(d) Cry at the pitch of your voice.
101. The teacher has given the class an assignment to complete. You
(a) Complete it to the best of your ability.
(b) Complete it and ensure you do a good job within the time limit.
(c) Want to be the first to finish it.
(d) Decide to do it at your own convenience.
102. You have an important meeting with a client and are forced to wear gaudy clothes, Upon meeting the client you
(a) Appologise to him that you are wearing gaudy clothes.
(b) Tell your client that before the meeting you were dressed gaudily.
(c) Ask him if you look smart enough.
(d) Not talk about your clothes but carry on business as usual.
103. There are 19 people in your class the teacher asks everyone to form pairs for a quiz contest. You are left out. You
(a) Cry because no one paired up with you.
(b) Laugh because you don’t have a partner.
(c) Request the teacher to let you organize the quiz as master of ceremonies.
(d) Leave the decision to the teacher.
104. You are driving on the highway and see an accident. The car driver is seriously injured and the truck driver, who hit
him, has run away. You would
(a) Ask for help from passersby.
(b) Put the victim in your car and take him away to the hospital.
(c) Sit and pacify the victim.
(d) Drive away from the accident site.
105. You are sitting for an examination and someone in your class is caught copying. The principal asks you whether the
person was copying or not. Your reply would be
(a) ‘‘I do not know sir.’’
(b) ‘‘Yes sir! he was copying’’
(c) ‘‘Sir, I do not want to be involved.’’
(d) ‘‘Sir, you are a better judge I was busy writing on my answer sheet.’’
106. In social situations, I always take the initiative to introduce everyone.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
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107. You have done a project, which you think is very good. When you tell your friends about it they give their suggestions
and ideas. You
(a) Defend your work.
(b) Think about their suggestions and ask for more ideas.
(c) Give reasons for the way you did the project.
(d) Ignore their ideas and suggestions.
108. I very often feel low and dejected.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
109. Your class plans to go on a day picnic.
(a) You get excited and start planning for it.
(b) You opt not to go for it.
(c) You try to dissuade others who are going for it.
(d) You say picnics are a waste of time.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
110. You are waiting at a traffic signal the driver behind starts horning and urging you to break the signal. You
(a) Give in to pressure and break the signal.
(b) Ignore the driver behind you.
(c) Get down and yell at the driver.
(d) Tell the driver that breaking signals is dangerous.
111. You are the second best student of your class. The topper is intelligent and shares a good rapport with students and
teachers alike. You want to emulate him. You would
(a) Work harder and try to copy him.
(b) Work to improve your image in the minds of your teachers.
(c) Work harder and follow your own style of studies, without bothering how the topper works.
(d) Work harder, have a good rapport with your teachers and classmates and also assimilate the good points of the
112. When talking to members of the opposite sex
(a) I feel confident and uninhibited.
(c) I avoid getting into such situations.
(b) I am on my guard as to what I say.
(d) I talk only to members of the same sex.
113. I know my goals and ambitions in life and work towards them.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
114. I often evaluate my behaviour and try to improve upon my shortcomings.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
115. Two persons are discussing something at a party. A third person, a common acquaintance of both joins them. The
third person should
(a) Inquire about the discussions being held prior to his arrival.
(b) Greet them and start a new topic of discussion.
(c) Greet them, feel sorry that he disturbed them and leave the scene.
(d) Greet them, feel sorry that he disturbed them and seek permission to join the discussion.
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116. You are hurt badly by certain remarks made at the office about you. You would
(a) Forget and state ‘‘I give a damn’’.
(c) Go to the management and complain.
(b) Forgive and forget and start afresh.
(d) Pretend nothing has happened.
117. You are a successful sales executive, but because of a travelling job you are unable to settle down and have a family.
You would
(a) Request your boss to allocate a limited sales territory to you and then you could get married.
(b) Persuade your fiance to accept the circumstances.
(c) Quit your job.
(d) Not get married.
118. When working on a group project, I make sure to treat all group members as equals.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
119. I like to accomplish tasks that others recognize as requiring skill and effort.
(a) Strongly agree.
(c) Moderately agree.
(b) Strongly disagree.
(d) Moderately disagree.
120. You want to be friends with someone but do not have the courage to go up to him. You would:
(a) Introduce yourself to him.
(b) Talk through a friend.
(c) Try to find some common ground on the basis of which you could talk to him.
(d) Decide against becoming friends.
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Pointing to a photograph Arun said, ‘She is the mother of my brother’s son’s wife’s daughter.’ How is Arun related to the lady?
(a) Uncle (b) Daughter-in-law
(c) Cousin (d) None of these

Which one is different from the remaining three?
(a) GIJK (b) DFGH
(c) CEFG (d) ABCD

ABCD is related to OPQR in the same way as WXYZ is related to
(a) EFGH (b) STUV
(c) KLMN (d) QRST

The letters skipped between adjacent letters are the order of 1,2,3,4 ………….. Which alternative follows this rule?
(a) DEIMR (b) DFlNR

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