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December 2014 Question Paper (Fully Solved)

Continued from CSR-MBA, January 2016


  1. Vertex : Pyramid:
  2. Strand : Hair
  3. Rung : Ladder
  4. Summit : Mountain
  5. Frame : Picture
  6. Piety : Pilgrim : Curiosity :
  7. Explorer Pinchpenny
  8. Gamester d. Monk

Directions (Qs. 123 & 124) : Read

the paragraphs carefully and determine the main point the author is trying to make. What conclusion can be drawn from the argument ? Each paragraph is followed by four statements. One statement supports the author’s argument better than the others do.

  1. Nowadays people are so busy in their work that they do not take care of their health. A lot of diseases like diabetics, arthritis, heart attack, blood pressure are increasing due to unhealthy lifestyle. People do not find time to exercise. Stress is continuously increasing. The fast food is quick, easy and tastes better but it is not healthy. Habits like smoking and drinking alcohol have many side effects. Polluted city environment has also negative impact on the health of citizens. To live happy and healthy life; it is important to take care of oneself.
  2. Nowadays everybody smokes and drinks.
  3. Diseases are increasing only because of pollution.
  4. People are happy and stress free because their life is too busy
  5. Current city environment, life style and habits are affecting health of citizens.
  6. Diwali is a festival of lights; which signifies that good will always be better than evil. In the present day many people have developed a lot of negativity in their minds and hearts, which has led to high corruption and higher crime rates. Value- based education is the need of the day to eliminate darkness of cruelty, selfishness and greed and bring the light of wisdom, peace, kindness, truthfulness, right attitude, hard work and co-operation. Mahatma Gandhi also said thatwe should eradicate sins from hearts not the sinners. If a society has people with good heart, it will definitely flourish.
  7. Nowadays nobody is good.
  8. Nowadays everybody is corrupt and criminal.
  9. Value-based education can save the society from crime and corruption.
  10. It is not possible to fight against corruption as everybody is corrupt.
  11. If X + Y means X is the mother of Y; X — Y means X is the brother Y; X % Y means X is the father of Y and X x Y means X is the sister of Y, which of the following shows that P is the maternal uncle of Q ?
  12. Q-N + MxP
  13. P+SxN-Q
  14. P-M + N XQ
  15. Q-S % P
  16. In the following question, three statements numbered – I, II and III, and four conclusions are given.

Select the correct answer from the options given.


  1. Some Newspapers are ACs.
  2. Some ACs are Trees.
  • All Books are ACs.


  1. Some Books are Newspapers.
  2. All Books are Trees.
  3. All Trees are Books.
  4. Some Books are not Newspapers.


  1. Only 1 follows.
  2. Only 1 or 3 follows.
  3. Only either 1 or 4 follows.
  4. Only 2 and 3 follow.

Directions (Qs. 127 & 128) : A

statement is given followed by several assumptions. An assumption is something assumed or taken for granted. Read the statement carefully and decide which of the assumptions are implicit in the statement.

  1. Statement:

“I think that she has gone mad. Last night I saw her barking like a dog.” — A tells B about Madhu. Assumptions:

  1. Madhu is a friends of A.
  2. B knows Madhu.
  • Some people do not bark like dogs.
  1. I and II are implicit.
  2. II and III are implicit.
  3. I and III are implicit
  4. All are implicit.
  5. Statement:

“The Prime Minister is expected to announce an expansion in his

ministry shortly.”— A newspaper



  1. The newspaper has quoted authentic sources.
  2. The newspaper has reliable sources for the news.
  • The Prime Minister has the power to expand his cabinet.
  1. I and II are implicit
  2. II and III are implicit
  3. I and III are implicit
  4. All are implicit
  5. How many times in a day, do the hands of a clock coincide with each other ?
  6. 12 24
  7. 22 d. 44

Directions (Qs. 130 to 134) : These questions are based on the data given below:

There are two circular tables in a room. Six Americans – Al, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 are sitting at one table and six Germans — G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6 are sitting at the other table. Al and A4 are sitting opposite to each other. A2 and A5 are also sitting opposite to each other. A3 sits to the right of A4. A2 is the only person who can translate English to German language; A3 is the only person who can translate German -language to English, and none of them does the vice-versa, unless so stated. A5 and A6 sit adjacent to each other. Similarly, G1 sits opposite to G4; G6 sits opposite to G3 and G5 sits to the right of G6. G2 and G4 sit adjacent to G3. On the table, any person can talk to another person, only as stated below. The only conversations that took place are as given below:

Al spoke to A2; A2 to G6; G6 to A3; G6 to G5; G5 to G4; G4 to G3; G3 to G2; G2 to Gl; A3 to A4; A4 to A5; A6 to Al; Gl to G6; and A5 to A6.

The conversations are one-sided i.e., Al spoke to A2 implies that Al is the speaker and A2 is the listener and not vice-versa.

  1. If the person to the right of Al wants to send a message to the person sitting to the left of G2, then the message has to pass through how many persons ? (Excluding the first and the last)
  2. 7 5
  3. 6 d. None of the above
  4. If A3 wants to send a message to Gl, then how many persons must the message pass through ? (excluding the first and the last)
  5. 6 4
  6. 10 d. None of the above
  7. If the person sitting to the right of A2 wants to send a message to the person sitting two places to the left of A4, then what is the minimum number of people involved between them ? (excluding the two people)
  8. 6    10
  9. 4 d.   None of   the above
  10. If every person is allowed to speak to the person who sits opposite to him directly, then what is the least number of persons involved in passing a message from A3 to G1 ? (excluding the two people)
  11. 3 b.   6
  12. 7 d.   None of   the above
  13. If the orderof conveying messages is reversed at both the tables i.e. “A1 speaks to A2 “now becomes “A2 speaks to A1 ”, and so on) and also A2 and A3 exchange their interpreting skills, then which of the following must be true ?
  14. A1 can send a message to G5 involving only 2 persons.
  15. The person sitting to the right of A6 can send a message to the person sitting to the left of G2, by involving only five persons.
  16. The person sitting to the right of A3, on the same table, can translate English to German language.
  17. The maximum number of persons involved in the longest message in this new arrangement is more than that in the previous arrangement.

Directions (Qs. 135 & 136) :

There are 3 females A, B and E and 4 males C, D, F, and G standing in a straight line.

No two females are together. B is to right of C, F and D are not together as A is placed between them. G is not near B or E but E and F are together. D is not to the right of B.

  1. Who is in the extreme end ?
  2. G and B         b.    C and F
  3. B and D         d.    None of   them
  4. Who is exactly in the middle ?
  5. A b.    F
  6. E d.    None of above
  7. Look carefully at the sequence

of letters and symbols to find the pattern. Select the correct pattern. N2WF LT3G JQH4 FKJ

  1. H,NI b. H5SI
  2. HRJ3 d.    HjNJ

Directions (Qs. 138 to 141) / Answer these questions based on the details given in the paragraph.

There were 200 students who gave a competitive exam. The exam had three sections English, Mathematics and General Knowledge (GK). Ten students could not pass in any of the subjects. Number of the students passed in English was 125, Mathematics was -95 and General

Knowledge was 95. 55 students passed in English and Mathematics. 45 students passed in GK and Mathematics and 60 students passed in GK and English. 20 students passed in English and Mathematics but failed in GK.

  1. How many students passed in GK and Mathematics, but failed in English ?
  2. 30 _ b. 60 c. 45 d. 10
  3. How many students passed in English and GK but failed in Mathematics ?
  4. 60 b. 25        c.   20        d. 35
  5. How many students passed only in Mathematics ?
  6. 30 b. 20        c.   25        d. 35
  7. How many students passed in all three Subjects ?
  8. 25 b. 35        c.   15        d. 20.

Directions (Qs. 142) : Answer the question based on the details given in the paragraph.

In a family of six, there are three men A, B and C and three women R, S and T. The six persons are Architect, Lawyer, CA, Professor, Doctor and Engineer by profession but not in the same order. There are two married couples and two unmarried persons. C is not R’s husband. The Doctor is married to a Lawyer. R’s grandfather is a Professor. B is neither A’s son, nor he is an Architect or a Professor. The Lawyer is T’s daughter- in-law. C is T’s son and the Engineer’s father. A is married to die CA.

  1. Which among the following is the correct pair of married couples ?
  2. AS and CR b. AC and SR
  3. AT and CS d. AT and RB
  4. Five friends A, B, C, D and E have different jobs. They work with either Bank or Cinema or Pharma or Sales or Jewellery. Pick the right job in which they are employed if:

B is neither concerned with Bank nor with Sales. E has nothing to do with Cinema or Jewellery. C is not in Bank or Cinema. D has nothing to do in Sales or Pharma. Cinema has not given a chance to B or D nor E is a bank employee. C is not in Sales nor B is in Jewellery.

  1. A – Cinema; B – Sales; C – Jewellery; D – Pharma; E – Bank
  2. A – Cinema; B – Sales; C – Pharma; D – Bank; E-Jewellery
  3. A – Cinema; B – Sales; C – Jewellery; D – Bank; E – Pharma
  4. A – Cinema; B – Pharma; C – Jewellery; D-Bank; E-Sales

Directions (Qs. 144) : In the following question, a statement or two are followed by two conclusions:-



Of all the television sets

manufactured in India, the ‘Solar’ has

the largest sale.


  1. The volume of sales of all the brands of television sets manufactured in India is known.
  2. The production of no other television set in India is as large as that of ‘Solar’.
  3. Conclusion I follows
  4. Conclusion II follows
  5. Both I and II follow
  6. Either I or II follows.

Directions (Qs. 145 to 148) : Read

the following information carefully and answer these questions:

Radhika, Neha, Rupa, Mahima, Sayali and Shobha joined six different renowned MBA institutes—A, B, C, D, E and F and opted for six different specializations in Management — Finance, IT, Operations, HR, Marketing and General Management. Each of them has a different educational qualification out of BCA, B.Com, CA, BBM, B.Sc., and B.Tech.

The following information is available about them.

  1. Mahima joined institute B and did not take up Marketing or IT and is not a B. Tech.
  2. The person who joined institute E opted for HR and is not a CA or a B.Sc.
  • The person, who is a BCA graduate, joined the institute D and took IT. Whereas, the person, who is B.Com graduate, took up General Management.
  1. Shobha is a CA and has taken Finance.
  2. The person, who is a B.Tech graduate has taken Operations Management and did not join institute A or C.
  3. Radhika joined institute F, Rupa is a BCA graduate and Neha took up HR.
  4. \$hat is the educational qualification of Mahima and what is the course she opted for ?
  5. Sc and Finance
  6. Com. and General Management
  7. BBM and HR
  8. None of the above
  9. Which Institute did the B.Tech graduate join ?
  10. F b.    D
  11. A d.    None of these
  12. The educational qualification of Sayali is
  13. B.Sc. b.    BCA
  14. BBM d.    CA
  15. If Shobha Joined the institute C, then the student who joined the institute A opted for
  16. Finance
  17. Marketing
  18. General Marketing
  19. HR

Directions (Qs. 149 & 150) : These questions are based on the following information.

In village there used to live three types of tribes. SIM, LIM & JIM. SIMs always tell the truth, JIMs always lie & LIMs tell the truth & lie alternating. (They can tell truth & lie in any sequence). Three persons (of different tribes) from the village gave following statements:

NICE says “RICE is of SIM tribe’s I am of LIM tribe”

MICE says “NICE is of JIM tribe; I am of SIM tribe”

RICE says “MICE is of JIM tribe; I of LIM tribe”

  1. Who is telling the truth always ?
  2. NICE b.   MICE
  3. RICE d.   None of  the above
  4. Who is always false ?
  5. NICE b.   MICE
  6. RICE d.   None of  the above

________ ANSWERS__________

  1. (c) : Vertex is the highest point of

a pyramid, similarly summit is highest point of a mountain.

  1. (a) : A pilgrim has strong religious

feeling and an explorer has strong curiosity.

  1. (d) (c)
  2. (c) : P — M —> P is brother of M

M + N —» M is mother of N N X Q —> N is sister of Q => M is mother of N and Q and P is brother of M, hence maternal uncle of Q.

  1. (c) (a) 128. (b) 129. (c)

A1                                     G1



  1. (a) : B and G are at the extreme


  1. (b) : F is exactly in the middle.
  2. (a) : The sequence is

First letter       —» – 2 steps

Second letter —> — 3 steps Third letter         —> + 1 step

The number in the subscript is increasing by 1 to the next position.

Qs. 138 to 141 :

Based on the information given, we have




  1. (c) : 10 + 35 = 45
  2. (b) (a) 141. (b) 142. (c)


Mate, Professor


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