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SECTION I : ENGLISH LANGUAGE

1. Ans: c,

Exp: All the other options are supported by the passage. Option (a) can be inferred from the lines “Books require a certain quiet, a solitude that is all the more valuable for the way it can be achieved in public.” Option (b) is supported by the lines “I was always under the impression that books served a dual purpose: not only do they offer a world to enter, but also they offer an affordable means of escape from the world we’re in.” Option (d) can also be inferred from “The place of stillness that you have to go to to write, but also to read seriously, is the point where you can actually make responsible decisions, where you can actually engage productively with an otherwise scary and unmanageable world.”


2. Ans: a,

Exp: The author discusses this instance to highlight the fact that he/she does not consider the mode of delivery to be important. Refer to the lines “The problem here is not with the e-book. I’m in favour of any mode of literature delivery.” Option (b) is incorrect. The author does mention e-books but that is not the central point he/she is trying to make through this example. Options (c) and (d) are also mentioned, but again that is not what the author wants to highlight through this example. 


3. Ans: c,

Exp: The author starts the discussion by mentioning e-books and how they contrast with the traditional modes of reading. However, the central idea is what exactly characterizes the process of reading. And the author then goes on to describe several different aspects of reading, e.g. the way it provides an escape, or the way it gives us a place of ‘stillness’. Option (d) can be considered, but the focus of the author is not on why reading is important, rather he/she is more intent on describing the process of reading and the benefits of the same.


4. Ans: c,

Exp: intrigue means arouse the curiosity or interest. All other have same meaning except c.


5. Ans: b,

Exp: The answer can be inferred from the lines “The constant barrage of information Mr Franzen describes makes the insularity of a good book all the more valuable, like an antidote.”


6. Ans: a,

Exp: All other are mentioned in passage except A (the author says that the books needs to be antisocial)


7. Ans: a,

Exp: It is evident from the passage that the passage discusses the origin of theater.

 

8. Ans: b,

Exp: Only B is correct as per the passage. All other are not true.

 

9. Ans: c,


10. Ans: b,

 

11. Ans: c,

Exp: The passage clearly tells that “Eventually stories arose which explained or veiled the mysteries of the rites” which means some stories covered the mystery (veil). All other options are wrong

 

12. Ans: d,

Exp:

 

13. Ans: d,

Exp: The various theories proposed in passage indicate that there is no explicit theory about lightening


14. Ans: a,

Exp: The charge develops between clouds and earth and when the discrepancy reaches a certain threshold, the lightening occurs, which the passage mentions as ‘breakdown potential’.


15. Ans: c,

Exp: Option A is wrong as ions are transported to clouds, not thundercloud. Option B and D are not mentioned. Option C is stated in every theory that difference in charge between clouds and earth causes lightening.


16. Ans: d,

Exp: Weather as used in passage means ‘withstand a difficulty or danger’. Its opposite is yield which means give up.


17. Ans: d,

Exp: Except D, all other are consistent with the theory of Vonnegut and Moore.


18. Ans: d,

Exp: the author wants to discuss the social functions of music.


19. Ans: c,

Exp: The author notes in passage that ―one of the effects of all music, not just pop, is to focus our attention on the feeling of time, and intensify our experience of the present. Therefore, both pop music and classical music must focus attention on time, since this is a general quality of music. (C) says the same.


20. Ans: c,

Exp: the author says that the love songs “give shape and voice to emotions that otherwise cannot be expressed without embarrassment or incoherence. The author also notes that the songs express feeling ―for us in interesting and involving ways. The author is positive, and therefore (C) is correct.


21. Ans: b,

Exp: The author describes the third function of popular music, the organization of time, and its relevance to the definition of youth. (B) captures the author’s focus on youth.


22. Ans: b,

Exp: Option B is not true as the music help in managing the relationship between public and private ‘emotional’ lives, not managing public and private lives. Except B, all other are mentioned in passage.


23. Ans: a,

Exp: turbulence – agitation, tranquillity – peace


24. Ans: b,

Exp:


25. Ans: b,

Exp: All the other options except 2 have been mentioned in the article. Though reference to the black rhino’s strength has been made, there has been no claim that it is the most frightening animal in Africa.


26. Ans: c,

Exp: Option C gives the answer to question.


27. Ans: d,

Exp: The main idea of the article is the extinction of animals. References to different animals on the verge of extinction and the reasons have been provided in the article. So, the other options except option 4 are meaningful in the context.  The elephant is strong and wild but that it is representing all that is strong and wild in Africa has not been mentioned in the article. Also, it does not strengthen the main idea of the article.


28. Ans: b,

Exp: Fascinate means ‘to interest’ or to ‘induce awe’. Quite rightly, ‘bore’ is to ‘induce disinterest’ and is thus opposite in meaning.  ‘Thrill’ is clearly a synonym. The other words are not related to fascinate.


29. Ans: c,

Exp: The passage states that with the current trend, the animals will surely become extinct and this is stressed in passage several times.


30. Ans: d,

Exp: The author doesn’t give the reason in Option D to protect the endangered species.



SECTION II : GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 

31

c

41

b

51

a

61

a

32

b

42

a

52

d

62

a

33

b

43

a

53

c

63

c

34

a

44

C

54

c

64

a

35

a

45

D

55

a

65

c

36

b

46

C

56

a

66

c

37

b

47

B

57

b

67

c

38

b

48

B

58

b

 

 

39

b

49

B

59

a

 

 

40

c

50

a

60

d

 

 

SECTION III : LEGAL REASONING

68. Ans: D

Exp: Option A is wrong as author nowhere concluded such things about judiciary system. Option B is against the given facts. Option C is also wrong as author nowhere demanded free justice specially for all, all means all (rich + poor).


69. Ans: D

Exp: Option A is not correct as no such comparison is given in the passage. Option B is wrong, no fees is required to be paid. Option C is wrong as author to passage not discussed anything like ‘not sufficient step’ in the passage.


70. Ans: C

Exp: It is clearly mentioned in the given passage that Lok Adalat shall have no jurisdiction in respect of non-compoundable offence.


71. Ans: A

Exp: Clearly mentioned in the last part of first para.


72. Ans: B

Exp: Suo Moto means ‘on its own motion’. It means Lok Adalat can look into the matters on its own, there is no need to refer the matter to the Lok Adalat, but this is not true as per the passage.  Read the line,’ The Lok Adalat shall not decide the matter so referred at its own instance, instead the same would be decided on the basis of the compromise or settlement between the parties’. Here so referred indicates the matter will be referred, Lok Adalat not suo moto take cognizance of any matter.


73. Ans: D

Exp: Option A is talking something not even discussed in passage, financial and medical aid. Option B is not correct as it made opinion of medical practitioner completely irrelevant, which is not inferred from the passage. Option C is wrong as which condition of women it is talking about is not clear. Overall condition of women is not described in the passage. So, Option D is correct answer.


74. Ans: B

Exp: Option B is correct. Her relationship with the husband may virtually be on the verge of collapse and she may prefer not to have a child from him.


75. Ans: C

Exp: Through out the passage report of medical practitioner is concluded relevant factor. Valid ground for termination of pregnancy is given in this case, so abortion is allowed.


76. Ans: D

Exp: Option A and C concludes substantial death of mother but facts given in question 75 concludes substantial risk to child not the mother. Option B does not include any risk to mother or child. So none of the given precedents is valid for the consideration of given case in 75th question.


77. Ans: A

Exp: Option A is weakening the argument of the author because author concluded in the passage that there are other relevant factors to be considered for termination of pregnancy, but Option A is ignoring other relevant factors and focusing only on one.


78. Ans: A

Exp: Option A is right. Option B and C are wrong.


79. Ans: B

Exp: Chandan is 21-year-old, so as per the Act Chandan is entitled to buy cigarette.


80. Ans: C

Exp: refer the line,’ To do away with designated smoking zones in restaurants and hotels since it does not serve the purpose of protecting the non-smokers. However, there is an exception for international airports.’


81. Ans: D

Exp: All options are true.


82. Ans:  B

Exp: Option A and C includes wrong information.


83. Ans: D

Exp: only OPC 3 and OPC 5 exceeds the limit prescribed.


84. Ans: D

Exp: Option B is correct as conversion process completed within 6 months and notice sent to registrar with in 60 days from such conversion. Option C is correct as per the mandatory condition (iv) The OPC cannot voluntarily convert itself into a public/private Company before the expiry of two years from the date of its incorporation.


85. Ans: B

Exp: Minimum two meetings are required in a calandar year e.i. January to December ,one meeting in each half ( Jan to June & July to Dec) there must be gap of minimum 90 days between two meetings. Option B does not hold the required condition.


86. Ans: B

Explanation: Here in this case Mr. Ganesh is not deceived in any way, it is a clear case of theft.


87. Ans:  C

Exp: Self-explanatory, there are no signs of deceiving.


88. Ans: D

Exp: There is no act of deceiving. Working at best is not an act of deceiving


89. Ans: B

Exp: Here A has extorted the purse from Z, by causing Z to be in fear of instant hurt to the child who is there present. A has therefore committed robbery on Z.


90. Ans: A

Exp: A has committed extortion.


91. Ans: A

Exp: He has been resident of India for 5 years immediately before making an application for registration.


92. Ans: B

Exp: at the time of his birth, his father was illegal migrant, as he was residing in India beyond the permissible period.


93. Ans: B

Exp: There is a requirement of the 14 years preceding this 12-months duration, the person must have stayed in India for 11 years, but here in given case Hitler not stayed for 11 years in previous 14 years preceding 12 months duration.


94. Ans: D

Exp: Option A is wrong, because of word ‘must’. Option B is wrong because of sentence’ without filing application’. Option C is wrong as Central government has power which is denied in this option.


95 Ans: D

Exp: all options are strengthening the argument of the author.


96. Ans: A

Exp: Sources of Income is unknown, so would not be exempted.                     


97. Ans: B

Exp: Option A, C and D are exempted under the act.


98. Ans: D

Exp: read carefully all are wrong statements.


99. Ans: B

Exp: Here Opera not shared any price sensitive information and also not ask ABC Funds to invest in the share of Hindustan Zink, so here it is not the case of Benami Transaction. Also here party is not unrelated. Opera invests in Funds which require statuary process.


100. Ans: C

Exp: Intangible property also included in the definition of Benami Property.


101. Ans: A

Exp: Option A would not protect the politician from defamation charges as he is passing judgment which is under the jurisdiction of court.


102. Ans: C

Exp: Self Explanatory. Option D is wrong because even if all the tests would have been conducted, such statement constitute defamation.


103. Ans: D

Exp: There are some exceptions given in the passage which can protect defendant from the charges of defamation. Exception (v) says, it is not defamation to prefer in good faith an accusation against any person to any of those who have lawful authority over that person with respect to the subject-matter of accusation. Given case comes under this exception.


104. Ans: C

Exp: Exception (iii) is applicable, So option C is right.. Here it is opinion of Gyani, so no offence. Option A is needs truth, so wrong. Option D is used when statement published or made before authorised person, but here it is a general statement made to public.


105. Ans: D

Exp: Both B and C are correct statements on the basis of passage.



SECTION IV : LOGICAL REASONING

106. Ans: c,

Exp: The passage mentions that actions of judiciary, legislative etc helped in patenting new technologies like bio-technologies and further mentions that “extended its reach upstream from commercial products to scientific research tools”. All other options are wrong.


107. Ans: d,

Exp: Conclusion of Option D can be properly drawn. Option A is wrong as there is no mention of financial institutions. Option B is also wrong as we don’t know is increased productivity creates jobs. Option C is wrong as we cannot say what will happen if the patent laws are not strong enough: may decrease or stay the same.


108. Ans: a,

Exp: In the last paragraph, the author mentions that patents are not acquired, asserted and defended aggressively. So, these actions will increase the cost of acquiring, licencing and defending the patents. Option B, C and D cannot be conclusive effects.


109. Ans: c,

Exp: The author’s position towards US patent system is that it can adapt to the evolution of technology. However, if the system led to lawsuits due to uncertainty over patent use, then the system has failed and this is mentioned in Option C. Option A has no effect ton author’s position and is wrong. Option B is wrong as US patent has no role in licensing or commercialization of patents. Option D is irrelevant.

 

110. Ans: b,

Exp: Option B says that private utilities in UK are not providing any better service that European countries where these have more public control. So, this weakens the claim by institute.

 

111. Ans: b,

Exp: Since monopolies don’t have any competition, the profit of such govt entities would come to taxpayers instead of shareholders of private companies.


112. Ans: a,

Exp: Option A weakens the argument.

 

113. Ans: b,

Exp: The The Confederation of British Industry said that there is huge cost of 200 bn pounds but if that cost can be realized in 15 years due to savings, the claim of confederation stands refuted.

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114. Ans: d,

Exp: All other are consistent with the passage except option D.


115. Ans: b,

Exp: If handicapped and disabled can earn a living by working, then beggars have no reason to beg. They must do it due to laziness.


116. Ans: b,

Exp: They want money for illegal activities for which they don’t get money from their home. And they don’t want to work as they are already getting food and other amenities.

 

117. Ans: b,

Exp: Option B explains the reason for anti-social behaviour of beggars. Illiterate people don’t act antisocial so option A is wrong. C and D don’t explain the reason.


118. Ans: c,

Exp: we can see from the survey that a majority of Americans believe the right to own a gun should be protected. From the other information we have we know that as far as gun crime is concerned there is a perceived increase. So, C is the correct answer.


119. Ans: c,

Exp: the increased news penetration is highlighting every gun violence event that in 1993 so people feel the violence has increase.


120. Ans: c,

Exp: If the survey was conducted outside shooting ranges, most shooter would talk about right to own gun. So, the survey result is biased.


121. Ans: c,

Exp: Option C explains the reason for decline (awareness after mass shooting incident. Option A can not be reason as Rifle association sponsored candidate will not decrease gun sales. Option B is irrelevant as we know the incidents were highest in 1993. Option D is wrong as number of gun owners have not decreased (even though they were not increased)


122. Ans: c,

Exp: The right to privacy is rooted in our constitutional scheme. This is the main idea of the paragraph. The author will agree with this statement.


123. Ans: C,

Exp: As the number facing is decreasing, it means the distance remaining is decreasing and vice versa the other num is increasing that she has covered one more unit of distance.

 

124. Ans: a,

Exp: If A’s features etc = others feature etc, then pill would work.

 

125. Ans: d,

Exp: Choice (D) hits on the right issue: The argument won’t work if there’s another reason for the correlation cited in the evidence. If high GPAs are the primary criterion for the scholarships in the first place, then it’s not surprising that scholarship holders tend to earn higher GPAs than others. The students must generally be of otherwise equal ability before the conclusion can be safely drawn. (D) eliminates a very plausible alternative explanation for the correlation cited in the first sentence, and this is the assumption on which the conclusion depends.


126. Ans: d,

Exp: The best explanation is, as the fifth choice says, that it’s the high temperatures Y can’t handle. If the information in choice E were true, you would actually expect Y not to grow in Desert X. Choice A doesn’t work because we’re not given any reason to think the plant needs animals to feed on it in order to survive. Choice B. is out because one week of consistent rainfall hardly explains why Y isn’t in Desert X. Is that too much, too little, or just right? We don’t know. The fact that it can easily grow elsewhere doesn’t answer the question of why it doesn’t grow in Desert X; we already knew that and so it doesn’t resolve the paradox. Choice D is wrong because the ability of other plants to survive in Desert X by itself has nothing to do with Plant Y. Plant Y might be one of the few lucky plants that get along fine with the lack of moisture in the desert.


127. Ans: b,

Exp: The purpose of declaring a holiday is to avoid further damage. Declaring holidays will prevent students from gathering at a common spot, which is conducive to a violent riot to perpetrate. Therefore, the purpose of declaring a holiday is to get some time to delve into the issue with a sane mind. Hence, only assumption II is implicit and hence, option B is the right answer.


128. Ans: b,

Exp: If the buyers weren’t interested in the product after price rise, the company wouldn’t implement the strategy. Thus, assumption I is not implicit. Since the company decided to increase the price to avoid bankruptcy, the increased price would help reduce losses to the company. Thus, assumption II is implicit.

Hence, option B is the right answer.


129. Ans: a,

Exp: Only if people are looking to grow their wealth that the fund is in operation. Thus, assumption I is implicit. We cannot assume that the fund is a scam on the basis of the promise they made. Thus, assumption II is not implicit. Hence, option A is the right answer.


130. Ans: c,

Exp: Final Arrangement:

Month

Date

Candidates

April

5

B

12

C

May

5

A

12

F

June

5

E

12

D

July

5

H

12

G

H has his exam on 5th July. Hence option C is correct.


131. Ans: d,

Exp:

Month

Date

Candidates

April

5

B

12

C

May

5

A

12

F

June

5

E

12

D

July

5

H

12

G

F and G had their exams on 12th(even) of odd numbered months i.e. May and July.


132. Ans: a,

Exp:

Month

Date

Candidates

April

5

B

12

C

May

5

A

12

F

June

5

E

12

D

July

5

H

12

G

B has exam on 5th April. Hence option A is correct.

 

133. Ans: d,

Exp:


134. Ans: b,

Exp:


135. Ans: b,

Exp:


SECTION V : QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUE

136. -140):


 

136. Ans: a,

Exp: From the table given above, it is clear that Cambodia experienced the third highest average annual export growth rate over the period 1999 – 2005.


137. Ans: c,

Exp: Option A: During 1999-2000, Myanmar registered the highest annual export growth rate, i.e., 44.89%. Hence, (A) is true.

Option B: During 2003-2004, India registered the second highest annual export growth rate, i.e., 32.37% after China. Hence, (B) is true.

Option C: During 2001-2002, Cambodia registered the highest annual export growth rate, i.e., 28.2%. Hence, (C) is not true.

Option D: The change in Thailand’s export growth rate from 2000-2001 to 2001-2002 is 4.83 – (- 5.92) = 10.75%. Hence, (D) is true.


138. Ans: d,

Exp: Option A: During 2000 – 2001, South Korea registered the second lowest export growth rate just above Japan. Hence, (A) is false.

Option B: Sum of export growth rates of India and Vietnam during 2001 – 2002 = 13.58 + 9.99 = 23.57, which is not lower than the growth rate of China (i.e. 22.36%) in that particular period. Hence, (B) is false.

Option C: Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam witnessed maximum number of years of positive export growth rate during the entire period. Hence, (C) is false.

Option D: During 2004 – 2005, difference between the growth rates of China and Japan = 28.37 – 5.17 = 23.2%, which is lower than the export growth rate of Vietnam (23.41%) in the same period. Hence, (D) is not false.


139. Ans: c,

Exp: Difference between the highest and the lowest average annual export growth rates by the countries for the periods1999-00 and 2004-05:

Cambodia 10.79 – 23.03 = –12.24%

China: 0.53%; India: 7.03%; Japan: –9.59%; South Korea: –7.85%; Myanmar: –21.99%; Singapore: -4.55%; Thailand: –3.77%; Vietnam: –1.8%. Clearly, China has the second highest difference.


140. Ans: c,

Exp: Difference between the highest and the lowest average annual export growth rates by the countries year wise for the period:

1999 – 00: 44.89 – 14.76 = 30.13%

2001 – 02: 28.2 – 2.81 = 25.39%

2004 – 05: 28.37 – 5.17 = 23.2%

2003 – 04: 35.39 – (–4.15) = 39.54%

Hence, minimum is in the period 2004 – 05, i.e. option (C) is the correct answer


141. Ans: d,

Exp: Amount saved = 10/ 100 × 240000 × 12.5/ 100 = 3000


142. Ans: d,

Exp: Estimated cost on Grills & Windows → 10%

Actual cost on Grills & Windows → 75 /100 × 10% = 7.5%

Saved → 2.5%

Required percent = 2.5/ 15 × 100 = 16.66%


143. Ans: A,

Exp: 14% − 11% = 3% 𝑜𝑓 240000 = 7200


144. Ans: B,

Exp: Extra amount spent on Furniture = 33600 – 13/100 × 240000

= 33600 − 31200

= 2400 = 1 % of total amount

Now spending Miscellaneous = 8% – 1% = 7%

Required % = 1/8 × 100 = 12.5%


145. Ans: D,

Exp: Average estimated cost on Painting and Flooring = (14 + 15)/ 2 % 𝑜𝑓 240000 = 34800

146. Ans: c,

Exp:

x + y + 80 + 25 = 180

or x + y = 75                                        … (I)

y + z + 80 + 110 = 290

or y + z = 100                                      … (II)

x + z + 80 + 45 = 230

or x + z = 105                                      … (III)

From eqn (I), (II) and (III),

x = 40, y = 35, z = 65

147. Ans: b,

Exp:

x + y + 80 + 25 = 180

or x + y = 75                                        … (I)

y + z + 80 + 110 = 290

or y + z = 100                                      … (II)

x + z + 80 + 45 = 230

or x + z = 105                                      … (III)

From eqn (I), (II) and (III),

x = 40, y = 35, z = 65

 

Required percentage = × 100 = 16.25%

148. Ans: D,

Exp:

x + y + 80 + 25 = 180

or x + y = 75                                        … (I)

y + z + 80 + 110 = 290

or y + z = 100                                      … (II)

x + z + 80 + 45 = 230

or x + z = 105                                      … (III)

From eqn (I), (II) and (III),

x = 40, y = 35, z = 65

At least two IPL = 40 + 35 + 65 + 80 = 220

Reqd % = × 100 = 55%

 

149. Ans: D,

Exp:

x + y + 80 + 25 = 180

or x + y = 75                                        … (I)

y + z + 80 + 110 = 290

or y + z = 100                                      … (II)

x + z + 80 + 45 = 230

or x + z = 105                                      … (III)

From eqn (I), (II) and (III),

x = 40, y = 35, z = 65

Only IPL 1 = 25, Only IPL 2 = 45

:.  Total = 70

Reqd % =× 100 = 87.5%

 

150. Ans: b,

Exp:

x + y + 80 + 25 = 180

or x + y = 75                                        … (I)

y + z + 80 + 110 = 290

or y + z = 100                                      … (II)

x + z + 80 + 45 = 230

or x + z = 105                                      … (III)

From eqn (I), (II) and (III),

x = 40, y = 35, z = 65

At least on IPL = 400

At most one IPL = 25 + 45 + 110 = 180

:.  Reqd % = × 100 == 55%