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Section I (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation)
1. Find the sum of the place values of 3 in the number 503535.
(a) 1010 (b) 6 (c) 3300 (d) 3030
2. A container is full of wine. From this container 4 gallons of wine is taken out and 4 gallons of water
is added. Again 4 gallons of mixture is taken out and 4 gallons of water is added to the mixture. Now
the ratio of wine and water in the container is 36 : 13. What is the volume of the container?
(a) 20 gallons (b) 25 gallons (c) 28 gallons (d) 32 gallons
3. ABC is a triangular field in which sides AB and BC are perpendicular to each other. A car started
from A towards C, along the side AC. After some time it reached point D such that DC = DB = BC.
Find the ratio BD : AD.
(a) 1: 3 (b) 2 : 3 (c) 3 : 2 (d) 1 : 1
4. In an examination, it is required to get 296 marks out of the total maximum aggregate marks to pass
the exam. A student gets 259 marks and fails in the examination. The difference in percentage of the
marks obtained by the student and that of the marks required to pass is 5%. What is the maximum
aggregate marks a student can get?
(a) 690 (b) 780 (c) 740 (d) Cannot be determined
5. The length of the Sharam Shakti express is 180 m and it crosses a cyclist, traveling in the opposite
direction at a speed of 5 km/hr, in 15 sec. How long will it take to cross a platform of length 1.73 km?
(a) 2 minutes (b) 3 minutes (c) 4 minutes (d) None of these
6. The question given below is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark the answer using the following
instructions:
(a) If the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered
using the other statement alone.
(b) If the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
(c) If the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered
using either of the statements alone.
(d) If the question cannot be answered even by using the given statements and some additional
information is required to answer.
Q. The number n is a two digit prime number. Is the number m obtained by reversing the two digits
of n a prime?
I. Both the digits of the number n are prime.
II. The sum of the two digits of n is 10.
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7. The length of a rectangular field is double of its width. Inside the field there is a squareshaped pond
which is 8 m long. If the area of the pond is 1/8th of the area of the field, then what is the width of the
field?
(a) 16 m (b) 64 m (c) 32 m (d) 20 m
8. Eight children and twelve men complete a certain piece of work in 9 days. If each child is half as
efficient as a man, then in how many days will 12 men finish the same work?
(a) 15 (b) 8 (c) 9 (d) 12
9. The average age of the students in an institute was 15 years. Then 10 students of average age 12
years joined the institute and the average age of the students of this institute became 14.8 years.
What was the initial number of students in that institute?
(a) 140 (b) 120 (c) 150 (d) None of these
10. A sum of <800 amounts to <920 in 3 years at simple interest. If the rate of interest is increased by
3% per annum, then in the same period the sum will amount to
(a) <992 (b) <962 (c) <942 (d) <1,000
11. The pie chart given below shows how the Central Governments budget of <3,004 crore was spent in
the year 1980.
International
Affairs
10%
Health,
Education,
and Social
Security
37%
National
Defence
29%
Interest
7%
State Grants
17%
What amount was spent on National Defence?
(a) <874.26 crores (b) <661.36 crores (c) <772.06 crores (d) <871.16 crores
12. Find the remainder when 36
37
37
36
is divided by 31.
(a) 27 (b) 5 (c) 4 (d) 26
13. There are 35 students in a hostel. If the number of students increases by 7, then the expenses of
the mess increases by <42 per day while the average expenditure per head decreases by <1.
What is the original expenditure of the mess?
(a) <420 (b) <480 (c) <520 (d) <460
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14. If m is a positive real number, what is the nature of the roots of the equation
2
2mx 3(m 1)x m 1 0  + +  = ?
(a) Real and equal (b) Imaginary (c) Real and unequal (d) Cannot be determined
15. The question given below is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark the answer using the following
instructions:
(a) If the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered
using the other statement alone.
(b) If the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
(c) If the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered
using either of the statements alone.
(d) If the question cannot be answered even by using both statements together.
Q. If x is an integer, then what is the value of x
2
?
I.
2
1
1 x
1
5
1
<
+
<
II. (x 3)(x 4) = 0
16. The ages of the students of a class are in arithmetic progression. The common difference of their
ages is four months. If the youngest student is just eight years old and sum of their ages is 168
years, then the number of students in the class is
(a) 20 (b) 15 (c) 16 (d) 18
17. A window of a house located on one side of a road is 12 m above the ground. A ladder is placed on
the road to reach the window. If the ladder is turned towards the other side of the road keeping its
feet at the same point, then it can reach a window at a height of 9 m from the ground. If the length
of the ladder is 15 m, then what is the width of the road?
(a) 21 m (b) 12 m (c) 9 m (d) None of these
18. The ratios of the incomes and the expenditures of Aishwarya, Babita and Charu are 7 : 9 : 12 and
8 : 9 : 15 respectively. If Aishwarya saves onefourth of her income, then the ratio of their savings is
(a) 56 : 99 : 69 (b) 69 : 56 : 99 (c) 99 : 56 : 69 (d) 99 : 69 : 56
19. A person bought 20 litres of milk at the rate of <8 per litre. He got it churned after spending <10 and
got 5 kg of cream and 20 litres of toned milk. He sold the cream at <30 per kg and toned milk at <4
per litre. What is his profit percentage?
(a) 42% (b) 37.9% (c) 38% (d) 35.3%
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20. The line chart given below shows the production of agricultural products (Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane)
in million tonnes over 6 years.
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
200102 200203 200304 200405 200506 200607
Year
P
r
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n
(
i
n
m
i
l
l
i
o
n
t
o
n
n
e
s
)
Wheat Rice Sugarcane
Production of agricultural products in a particular year = (Production of Wheat + Production of Rice
+ Production of Sugarcane) in that particular year.
In how many years has the production of at least two of the products increased?
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5
21. Ten similar white balls are to be distributed among three boxes where each box can hold any
number of balls. In how many ways can these 10 balls be distributed in three boxes?
(a) 132 (b) 60 (c) 66 (d) None of these
22. Three men start together to travel in the same direction around a circular track of 11 km with the
speeds of 4 km/hr,
2
1
5 km/hr and 8 km/hr. After how much time will they all meet for the first time at
the starting point?
(a) 22 hours (b) 12 hours (c) 11 hours (d) 20 hours
23. If
4x 3 7x 1
a b
,
b a
 
=
find the value of x.
(a)
11
4
(b)
2
3

(c)
3
2

(d)
4
11
24. N is a natural number such that when it is successively divided by 8, 6 and 10 it leaves remainders
5, 4 and 2 respectively. What is the remainder when N is divided by 48?
(a) 43 (b) 27 (c) 37 (d) Data Insufficient
25. In how many different ways can the letters of the word 'PHILAB' be rearranged?
(a) 720 (b) 360 (c) 1440 (d) None of these
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1. d Required sum = 3000 + 30 = 3030.
2. c Let x gallons be the volume of the container. Then,
( )
2
x 4
x 4 4
36 x 4 x
49 x x
j \
, (
j \
( ,
, (
( ,
6 x 4
7 x
6x = 7x 28
x = 28
Hence, the volume of the container is 28 gallons.
3. d
60
30 30
C
D
A B
There is a point D on AC such that DC = DB = BC.
Therefore, DBC is an equilateral triangle, and ABC
is a 306090 triangle.
Also, ABD = B CBD = 90 60 = 30
Therefore, ABD is an isosceles triangle and hence
BD : AD = 1 : 1.
Alternative Method:
As DC = BD
D is the circumcentre of the ABC
BD = DC = DA
Hence, BD : AD = 1 : 1.
4. c Let x be the total maximum aggregate marks.
Difference in percentage of the marks obtained and
that are required is 5%.
296 259
100 100 5%
x x
37 5
x 100
x = 740 marks.
5. b Let the speed of the Sharam Shakti express be
x km/hr.
Relative speed the given express with respect to cyclist
= (x + 5) km/hr
Time taken (in second) to cross the cyclist = 15 sec.
180
15
5
(x 5)
18
+
180 18
x 5 43.2
15 5
x = 38.2
Speed of the train
5 191
38.2 m/ sec.
18 18
Hence, required time
(1730 180) 1910 18
191
191
18
+
= 180 sec i.e. 3 minutes.
6. c Using statement I,
The number can be 23, 37, 53 or 73
Number obtained by reversing the digits are 32, 73,
35, or 37 respectively.
Thus m may or may not be prime.
Using statement II,
The number can be 19, 37 or 73
Number obtained by reversing the digits are 91, 73 or
37 respectively.
Thus m may or may not be prime.
Using statements I and II,
n = 37 or 73 and m = 73 or 37.
Thus, both the statements are required to answer
the question.
7. a Let length of the rectangular field be 2x.
Then, its width = x
According to the question,
Area of the pond = 64 m
2
Area of the field is 64 8 = 512 m
2
x 2x = 512
x
2
= 256
Hence, x = 16 m.
8. d 8 children and 12 men
4 + 12 i.e. 16 men
(3 1 man
2 children).
12 men will take
9 16
= 12 days.
12
9. a Let the initial strength of the students in the institute be
x. Then,
Total age of x students = 15x
According to the question,
15x + (10 12) = 14.8 (x + 10)
15x + 120 = 14.8x + 148
0.2x = 28
x =
28 10
2
= 140.
Section I (Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation) Solutions
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10. a If rate of interest is increase by 3%, then sum will
increase by
800 3 3
72
100
<
Hence, the required sum will be 920 + 72 = <992.
11. d Required amount
29
3004
100
= <871.16 crore.
12. c Remainder when 36
37
divided by 31:
( )
12
3
5 5 37 37
36 5
Rem Rem Rem 5
31 31 31
, ]
, ] , ] , ]
, ] , ] , ]
, ] , ] , ]
] ]
, ]
]
Remainder when 37
36
divided by 31:
36 36 18
37 6 36
Rem Rem Rem
31 31 31
, ] , ] , ]
, ] , ] , ]
, ] , ] , ]
] ] ]
( )
6
3
5 18
5
Rem Rem 1
31 31
, ]
, ] , ]
, ] , ]
, ] , ]
]
, ]
]
Hence, the required remainder = 5 1 = 4.
13. a Let the average expenditure per head be <x.
According to the question,
(35 x) + 42 = (35 + 7)(x 1)
42x 35x = 42 + 42
x = 12
Hence, the original expenditure = 35 12 = <420.
14. c
2
2mx 3(m 1)x m 1 0  + +  =
The value of discriminant (D) will be:
2
D [ 3(m 1)] 4 2m (m 1) =  +  
2 2
D 9(m 2m 1) 8m 8m = + +  +
2
D m 26m 9 = + +
Since m is positive, D will also be positive.
Hence, the roots of the equation will be real and
unequal.
15. c Using statement I:
x + 1 < 5 and x + 1> 2
x < 4 and x > 1
1 < x < 4, but x is integer
x = 2, 3
Hence, statement I alone is not sufficient.
Using statement II:
x = 3 or x = 4
Hence, statement II alone is not sufficient.
Using statements I and II:
The value of x must be 3, therefore, x
2
= 9.
Hence, both the statements together are required to
answer the question.
16. c Let the number of students in the class be n.
Then, 168 =
n
2
( )
4
2 8 n 1
12
, ] j \
+
, ( , ]
( , ]
168 6 = n(n + 47)
n = 16.
17. a
12 m
15 m
9 m
x y
15 m
Using Pythagoras Theorem,
2 2
x 15 12 9 m
and
2 2
y 15 9 12 m
Hence, the required width = x + y = 21 m.
18. a Let the incomes (in <) of Aishwarya, Babita and
Charu be 7x, 9x and 12x and their expenditures (in
<) be 8y, 9y and 15y respectively. Then,
7x 8y =
7x
4
21
4
x = 8y
32
x y
21
So their respective incomes (in <) are
32
3
y,
96
7
y
and
128
7
y and respective savings (in <) will be
8
3
y,
33
7
y and
23
7
y.
Hence, the required ratio is 56 : 99 : 69.
19. d Cost price of 20 litres of milk = 20 8 = <160
Total cost price = 160 + 10 = <170
Selling price of 5 kg of cream
= 5 30 = <150
Selling price of 20 litres of toned milk
= 20 4 = <80
Total selling price = 150 + 80 = <230
Hece, Profit = total selling price total cost price
= 230 170 = <60
Hence, Profit percentage =
60
100 35.3%.
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20. c In years, 200203, 200405, 200506 and 200607 the
production of atleast two of the products has
increased.
21. c Let the number of balls in first, second and third box
be x, y and z respectively.
Since non negative integral solutions of eqation
a
1
+ a
2
+ a
3
+ ... + a
r
= n, where a
1
, a
2
, a
3
, ... and
n are whole numbers.
n r 1
r 1
C
+
x + y + z = 10
Hence, required number of ways
10 3 1 12
3 1 2
C C 66
+
ways.
22. a Three man will complete a round in
4
11
hr.,
11
11/ 2
i.e.
2hr and
11
hr
8
respectively.
All three would meet at the starting point for the first
time after,
LCM of (
(
,
\
,
,
(
j
8
11
,
1
2
,
4
11
=
LCM(11, 2,11) 22
22 hours.
HCF(4, 1, 8) 1
23. d
4x 3 7x 1
a b
b a
 
=
4x 3 1 7x
a a
b b
 
=
4x 3 = 1 7x
4
x .
11
24. c N = 8(6(10k + 2) + 4) + 5
N = 480k + 133
N = 48 10k + 48 2 + 37
N = 48(10k + 2) + 37
When N is divided by 48, the remainder will be 37.
25. d Total number of letters in PHILAB is 6 and all are
different.
Number of ways of arranging the letters
PHILAB = 6! = 720
Hence, the number of ways of rearranging the
letters of PHILAB = 720 1 = 719.