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Syllabus of Common Admission Test:
CAT Syllabus for English:
Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, idioms, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, , one word substitution, Different usage of same word Phrasal verb etc.

CAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc)
Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations
Quadratic and linear equations
Algebra
Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns
Instalment Payments, Partnership, Clocks
Probability, Permutations & Combinations
Profit & Loss
Averages, Percentages, Partnership
Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time
Number system: HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, etc.

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables.
Graphs can be Column graphs, Graphs representing Area, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, etc.
Graphs can be Column graphs, Graphs representing Area, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram, etc.
Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Matrix arrangements.

GK/GA/BA:
Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events
Science, History, Geography, International organisations
Important quotations
Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.
Famous award and prizes
World Records
Books and authors

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1. BARGE: VESSEL
a. Cargo: Hold
b. Link: Chain
c. Shovel: Implement
d. Squadron: Plane
2. DOGGEREL: POET
a. Soliloquy: Playwright
b. Symphony: Composer
c. Pulp-fiction: Novelist
d. Caption: Cartoonist
3. PREMISE: CONCLUSION
a. Assumption: inference
b. Hypothesis : theory
c. Knowledge: ideas
d. Brand : marketing
4. PEEL:PEAL
a. Coat : rind
b. Laugh : bell
c. Rain: reign
d. Brain: cranium
5. LOVE: AFFECTION
a. Happiness : joy
b. Amity : harmony
c. Enemy : hatred
d. Sorrow : misery
6. PARADIGM : PATTERN
a. Skeleton: Flesh
b. Container: Content
c. Maxim: Theory
d. Structure: Framework
Directions Q 7to 11: Choose that set of statements in
which the third statement logically follows from the
first two.
7.
A. All mammals are viviparous.
B. Bats are viviparous.
C. No bat is a bird.
D. No bird is a mammal.
E. All bats are mammals.
a. ADC
b. ABE
c. FBA
d. AFC
8.
A. No mother is a nurse.
B. Some nurses like to work.
C. No woman is a prude.
D. Some prude is nurses.
E. Some nurses are women.
F. All women like to work.
a. ABE
b. CED
c. FEB
d. BEF
9.
A. Oranges are fruit.
B. Some fruits are sour.
C. Oranges are sour.
D. Some oranges are sour.
E. Some oranges are not sour.
F. Some apples are sour.
a. ADB
b. ACE
c. BFD
d. BAC
10.
A. Zens are Marutis.
B. Zeus are fragile.
C. Marutis are fragile.
D. All stable are weak.
E. Marutis can beat Opels
F. Opels are stable
a. ACB
b. EFD
c. CEA
d. ABC
11.
A. Aardvarks need sleep.
B. All animals need sleep.
C. Dogs are animals
D. Some dogs need sleep.
E. Aardvarks are animals.
F. Some Aardvarks are dogs.
a. BCD
b. CEF
c. BEA
d. BAE
Directions Q 12 to 16:
Select the pair of sentences that relate logically with
the given statement.
12. Either Sam is ill; or he is drunk.
A. Sam is ill
B. Sam is not ill
C. Sam is drunk
D. Sam is not drunk
a. AB
b. DA
c. AC
d. CD
13. Whenever Ram hears of a tragedy, he loses
sleep.
A. Ram heard of a tragedy.
B. Ram did not hear of a tragedy
C. Ram lost sleep
D. Ram did not lose sleep
a. CA
b. BD
c. DB
d. AD
14. Either the train is late; or it has derailed.
A. The train is late.
B. The train is not late.
C. The train is derailed.
D. The train is not derailed.
a. AB
b. DB
c. CA
d. BC
15. When I read a horror story I have a nightmare.
A. I read a story.
B. I did not hear a horror story.
C. I did not have a nightmare
D. I had a nightmare.
a. CB
b. AD
c. BC
d. AC
16. When I eat berries I get rashes.
A. I ate berries.
B. I did not get rashes.
C. I did not eat berries.
D. I got rashes.
a. DA
b. BC
c. CB
d. AD
Directions Q 17 to 21: Choose the choice which
would best replace the underlined part of the given
sentence.
17. Rahul Bajaj did a great job by taking his
company to a dominant position but it is time
he let go of the reins.
a. But it is time he let go of the reins
b. However it is time that he stepped down.
c. It is perhaps an opportune moment to quit.
d. But it is just as well that he calls it a day.
18. This government may promise autonomy to
the navaratnas but there is no telling what the
subsequent one will do.
a. There is no telling what the future will do.
b. There is no telling what the subsequent
one will do.
c. It is not clear whether its successors will
do the same.
d. Nobody can be sure that subsequent
governments will adhere to that policy.
19. With the increase in the standard of education,
expensive private schools have started
blooming up in every corner of the country.
a. Started blooming in every corner of the
country.
b. Have started mushrooming all over the
country.
c. Have mushroomed all over the country.
d. Have blossomed all over the country.
20. It is important that whatever else happens,
these two factors should not be messed around
with.
a. It is important that
b. It is a fact that
c. It should be urgently understood that
d. It should be understood that
21. It must be noted that under no circumstance
should the company go in for diversification.
a. It must be noticed that
b. It must be noted that
c. It must be pointed out that
d. It should be noticed that.
Directions Q. 22 to 29: Fill in the blanks.
22. An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed;
an act of vengeance__________.
a. Writes one of its own.
b. Opens new books.
c. Reopens the first chapter.
d. Writes an epilogue.
23. This is about ________ a sociological analysis
can penetrate.
a. As far as
b. The outer limit that
c. Just how far into the subject
d. Just the relative distance that
24. 1 am always the first to admit that I have not
accomplished everything that I____________
achieve five years ago.
a. Set out to
b. Went to
c. Thought to
d. Thought of
25. This is not the first time that the management
has done some__________.
a. Tough talk
b. Tough talking
c. Firm talk
d. Firm talking
26. ____________ that in this apparent mess, two
things not be interfered with.
a. It is important
b. It is of cardinal importance.
c. It should be urgently understood
d. It cannot be emphasized
27. The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what
he gets for it but what____________.
a. He make out of it.
b. He gets for others.
c. He has overcome through it.
d. He becomes by it.
28. Wines that yielded a good commercial profit
____________ in the same limited areas of
France as now.
a. Seem to have been produced
b. Appear to have remarkable semblance
c. Bear a significant similarity in terms of
production to those grown
d. Appear to have been similarly produced
29. Education is central because electronic
networks and software-driven technologies are
beginning to ________ the economic barriers
between nations.
a. Break down
b. Break
c. Crumble
d. Dismantle
Directions Q 30 to 34:
Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1
and 6, so as to form a logical sequence of six
sentences.
30. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. A nation like an individual has many
personalities and many approaches to life.
A. If there is a strong organic bond between
different personalities, it is well.
B. Otherwise this could lead to disintegration
and trouble.
C. Normally, some kind of equilibrium is
eventually established.
D. If normal development is arrested, then
conflict arises between different
personalities.
6. In the mind and spirit of India, there has
been this fundamental conflict due to a
long period of arrested growth.
a. ABCD
b. BDCA
c. CABD
d. DBCA
31. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. Until the MBA arrived on the scene the
IIT graduate was king.
A. A degree from one of the five IITs was a
passport to a well-paying job, great
prospects abroad and, for some, a decent
dowry to boot.
B. From the day he or she cracked the joint
entrance exam, the IIT student
commanded the awe of neighbours and
close relatives.
C. IIT students had, meanwhile, also
developed their own special culture,
complete with lingo and attitude, which
they passed down.
D. True, the success stories of IIT graduates
are legion and they now constitute the
cream of the Indian diaspora.
6. But not many alumni would agree that the
IIT undergraduate mindset merits a serious
psychological study, let alone an
interactive one.
a. BACD
b. ABCD
c. DCBA
d. ABCD
32. 1. Some of the maharajas, like the one at
Kapurthala, had exquisite taste.
A. In 1902, the Maharaja of Kapurthala
gave his civil engineer photographs of
the Versailles palace and asked him to
replicate it, right down to the gargoyles.
B. Yeshwantrao Holkar of Indore brought
in Bauhaus aesthetics and even works of
modern artists like Brancusi and
Duchamp.
C. Kitsch is the most polite way to describe
them.
D. But many of them, as the available-light
photographs show, had execrable taste.
6. Like Ali Baba’s caves, some of the
palaces were like warehouses with the
downright ugly next to the sublimely
aesthetic.
a. BACD
b. BDCA
c. ABCD
d. ABDC
33. 1. So now let’s sum it up.
A. We can call this the material of
knowledge.
B. According o Kant, there are two elements
that contribute to man’s knowledge of the
world.
C. The other is the internal conditions in man
himself.
D. One is the external conditions that we
cannot know of before we have perceived
them through the series.
6. We can call this form of knowledge.
a. BDAC
b. BADC
c. CADB
d. CBDA
34. 1. I may have a strong desire for a fresh ripe
peach, but no peaches may be available.
A. I am about to take a bite when news
arrives of an accident injuring someone
dear to me.
B. The hay fever passes.
C. On the other hand, I buy some peaches but
a sudden attack of hay fever prevents me
from enjoying their fragrance or taste.
D. My interest in the peach vanishes.
6. I no longer have any appetite.
a. DCBA
b. CBAD
c. ABCD
d. ACBD
Directions Q35 to 44:
Arrange sentences A, B, C and D in a proper sequence
so as to make a coherent paragraph.
35. A. Because negotiations had been delayed
until the last moment, he was at a
tremendous disadvantage.
B. Only then did the truth dawn on him.
C. He broke off talks and returned home
D. My friend was under intense pressure to
make concessions.
a. DBAC
b. ACBD
c. ABCD
d. DBCA
36. A. “Son, why are you reading that sissy
magazine”? .he asked.
B. “There’s an article that tells women
where to meet men, “I responded,
pointing to the magazine’s cover.
C. “I need to know where I’m supposed to
be.”
D. When I was a teenager, my father caught
me reading one of my older sister’s
magazines.
a. DCAB
b. ADCB
c. DABC
d. DACB
37. A. “Actually,” Ronnie replied, “I asked my
wife,”
B. One day a man named Ronnie answered
a difficult one correctly to put the men
in front.
C. Impressed, the host kept Ronnie on the
line and asked how he knew the answer
to such a tough question.
D. Occasionally a local radio station airs
“Battle of the Sexes,” in which listeners
phone in to answer trivial questions.
a. BCAD
b. ACDB
c. CABD
d. DBCA
38. A. After several routine elections there
comes a ‘critical’ election which
redefines the basic pattern of political
loyalties, redraws political geography
and opens up the frozen political space.
B. In psychological jargon they call it
realignment.
C. Rather, since 1989, there have been a
series of semi- critical elections.
D. On a strict definition, none of the recent
Indian elections qualities as a critical
election.
a. ABCD
b. ABDC
c. DBAC
d. DCBA
39. A. Trivial pursuits, marketed by the
Congress, is a game imported from Italy.
B. The idea is to create an imaginary
saviour in times of crisis so that the
party doesn’t fall flat – on its collective
face.
C. Closest contenders are Mani Shankar
Aiyar, who still hears His Master’s
Voice, and V. George, who is frustrated
by the fact that his political future
remains Sonia and yet so far.
D. The current champion is Arjun Singh for
whom all roads lead to Rome, or in this
case, 10 Janpath.
a. ABDC
b. ABCD
c. DCBA
d. CDBA
40. A. Good advertising can make people buy
your products even if it sucks.
B. A dollar spent on brainwashing is more
cost-effective than a dollar spent on
product improvement.
C. That’s important because it takes
pressure off you to make good products.
D. Obviously, there’s a minimum quality
that every product has to achieve: it
should be able to withstand the shipping
process without becoming
unrecognizable.
a. BACD
b. ACBD
c. ADCB
d. BCDA
41. A. Almost a century ago, when the father of
the modem automobile industry, Henry
Ford, sold the first Model A car, he
decided that only the best would do for
his customers.
B. Today, it is committed to delivering the
finest quality with over six million
vehicles a year in over 200 countries
across the world.
C. And for over ninety years, this philosophy
has endured in the Ford Motor
Company.
D. A vehicle is ready for the customer only
if it passes the Ford ‘Zero Defect
Programme’.
a. ABCD
b. ACDB
c. ACBD
d. CDAB
42. A. But, clearly, the government still has the
final say.
B. In the past few years, the Reserve Bank
of India might have wrested
considerable powers from the
government when it comes to monetary
policy.
C. The RBI’s announcements on certain
issues become effective only after the
government notifies them.
D. Isn’t it. Time the government vested the
RBI with powers to sanction such
changes, leaving their ratification for
later?
a. ACDB
b. ACBD
c. BACD
d. DACB
43. A. I sat there frowning at the chequered
tablecloth, chewing the bitter cud of
insight.
B. That wintry afternoon in Manhattan,
waiting in the little French restaurant, I
was feeling frustrated and depressed.
C. Even the prospect of seeing a dear friend
failed to cheer me as it usually did.
D. Because of certain miscalculations on
my part, a project of considerable
importance in my life had fallen
through.
a. ADBC
b. BCDA
c. BDCA
d. ABCD
44. A. Perhaps the best known is the Bay Area
Writing Project, founded by James Gray
in 1974.
B. The decline in writing skills can be
stopped.
C. Today’s back-to-basics movement has
already forced some schools to place
renewed emphasis on the three Rs.
D. Although the inability of some teachers
to teach writing successfully remains a
big stumbling block, a number of
programmes have been developed to
attack this problem.
a. BCDA
b. ADCB
c. ACBD
d. CABD
Directions Q45 to 50: Select the odd man out.
45.
a. Adept
b. Adapt
c. Skilful
d. Proficient
e. The other words mean skilful.
46.
a. Avid
b. Keen
c. Enthusiastic
d. Kin
e. The other words mean enthusiastic.
47.
a. Ring
b. Round
c. Bell
d. Circle
e. The others describe the circular shape.
48.
a. Computer
b. Internet
c. Grid
d. Network
e. The others describe network.
49.
a. Suffer
b. Endure
c. Ordeal
d. Withstand
e. The others mean to suffer or withstand.
50.
a. Break
b. Hiatus
c. Chasm
d. Bridge


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Directions for questions 1 to 5: Arrange sentences
A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a
logical sequence.
1. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence.
1. Clues to the answer lie at your feet,
scattered among the rubble.
A. Most are only a few inches across.
B. The rock here is a crumbling, easily-split
sandstone and in it lie thousand upon
thousands of coiled shells.
C. They are ammonites.
D. Some are big as cartwheels.
6. No ammonite is alive today but a hundred
million years ago, they flourished in vast
numbers.
a. ADCB
b. BADC
c. CBAD
d. DCBA
2. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence.
1. A reptile becomes stuck in a swamp and
dies.
A. Over great periods of time, the peat is
compressed and turned to coal.
B. As the centuries pass and more vegetation
accumulates, the deposit turns to peat.
C. Changes in sea level may cause the swamp
to be flooded and layers of sand to be
deposited on top of the peat.
D. Dead vegetation drifts to the bottom and
covers them.
6. The reptile’s bones still remain within it.
a. DBCA
b. BCDA
c. CDBA
d. DABC
3. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence.
1. Voyager-I was very high in the ecliptic
plane.
A. They are triumphs of human engineering
and one of the glories of the American
space programme.
B. In 1981, it had made a close pass by Titan,
the giant moon of Saturn.
C. The two Voyager robots have explored
four planets and nearly sixty moons.
D. Its sister ship, Voyager, was patched on a
different trajectory, so she was able to
perform her celebrated explorations of
Uranus and Neptune.
6. They will be in the history books when
much else about our time is forgotten.
a. CBDA
b. DACB
c. BDCA
d. BCDA
4. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence.
1. There are, moreover, unconscious aspects
of our perception of reality.
A. Within the mind they become psychic
events.
B. The first is the fact that even when our
senses react to real phenomena, sights and
sounds, they are somehow translated from
the realm of reality.
C. Not to speak of the fact that every concrete
object is always unknown in certain
respects.
D. Thus every experience contains an
indefinite number of unknown factors.
6. The reason is, we cannot know the
ultimate nature of matter itself.
a. CBDA
b. BADC
c. DBAC
d. DABC
5. Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between
sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence.
1. The process continued for million of years.
A. Tibet, before the collision of the
continents, had been a well-watered plain
along the southern edge of Asia.
B. Nor has this process stopped.
C. On the site of the ancient sea there flow
stood the highest and newest mountains in
the-world.
D. It was not only pushed upwards but
gradually deprived of its rainfall by the
young mountains and so changed into the
high cold desert.
6. India is still moving north at the rate of 5
centimetres a year, and each year the
rocky summits of the Himalayas are a
millimetre higher.
a. CBAD
b. DCBA
c. BADC
d. ADCB
Directions Q. 6 to 10: Choose the alternative which
suggests a coherent paragraph.
6. Choose the alternative which suggests a
coherent paragraph.
A. The open road still softly calls, like a
nearly forgotten song of childhood.
B. Even after 400 generations in villages and
cities, we haven’t forgotten.
C. The appeal has been meticulously crafted
by natural selection as an essential element
in our survival.
D. We invest far-off places with a certain
romance.
a. BCAD
b. OCAB
c. CBDA
d. ACDB
7. Choose the alternative which suggests a
coherent paragraph.
A. The remaining chapters were written by
various authors to Jung’s direction.
B. The chapter that bears his name is his
work and nobody else’s.
C. The final editing of the complete work
after Jung’s death has been done by Dr.
Von Franz.
D. It was written, incidentally, in English.
a. CBDA
b. ADBC
c. ACDB
d. DCBA
8. Choose the alternative which suggests a
coherent paragraph.
A. It is beyond our powers to predict the
future.
B. Your own life, or your band’s, or even
your species’ might be owed to a restless
few.
C. Long summers, mild winters, which
harvests, plentiful game — none of them
lasts forever.
D. Catastrophic events have a way of
sneaking up on us, of catching us unaware.
a. ADCB
b. BCDA
c. ACDB
d. BDCA
9. Choose the alternative which suggests a
coherent paragraph.
A. The quintessence, for example, a lizard is
only fully understandable in the light of
the particular possibilities and limitations
dictated by its reptilian nature.
B. The films we made, tried to document the
lives of particular animals showing how
each found its food, defended itself and
courted etc
C. We seldom examined the basic character
of its anatomy.
D. One element, however, was missing.
a. ACBD
b. BADC
c. ADBC
d. CDAB
10. Choose the alternative which suggests a
coherent paragraph.
A. These researchers have become so
knowledgeable about their subjects that
they have been guiding us to the right
place at the right time.
B. The great increase during the past decade
in the number of scientists actively
involved in observing animals in the wild
is very important.
C. They have guided us to see exactly that
aspect of behaviour that was of particular
interest to us.
D. Almost every group of large animals is
now being studied by scientists.
everywhere.
a. BDAC
b. CBDA
c. DCBA
d. ACBD

Directions Question 1 to 10: Pick the odd man out.
1. Pick the odd man out.
a. peat
b. embers
c. coke
d. coal
2. Pick the odd man out.
a. custodian
b. consignee
c. consul
d. commissary
3. Pick the odd man out.
a. expound
b. interpret
c. elucidate
d. infer
4. Pick the odd man out.
a. cease
b. launch
c. initiate
d. commence
5. Pick the odd man out.
a. adroit
b. adept
c. dextrous
d. awkward
6. Pick the odd man out.
a. brink
b. hub
c. verge
d. brim
7. Pick the odd man out.
a. detest
b. abhor
c. ardour
d. loathe
8. Pick the odd man out.
a. fanatic
b. zealot
c. maniac
d. rational
9. Pick the odd man out.
a. sporadic
b. frequent
c. intermittent
d. scarce
10. Pick the odd man out.
a. taciturn
b. reserved
c. clamorous
d. silent

Directions Q. 11 to 15: Each sentence below is
followed by four others. Select from the four the one
which most complements the idea contained in the
given statement.
11. One the one hand, capitalism requires the
engine of self-interest - of greed, if you willwhile
on the other hand, society requires
attention to the general interest-the
a. enhancement of greed
b. taming of greed
c. destruction of greed
d. transformation of greed and animosity
12. Basically, we like the free market only as long
as the trend is up. _____________
a. We refuse to see the long-term benefits of
the downward trend.
b. What we need to cultivate is an attitude of
equanimity.
c. We forget for the moment that the things
will pick up.
d. As soon as the inevitable downturn occurs,
we complain bitterly and expect the
government top fix the things.
13. Since they first became part of living room
furniture, television remote controls have
become the advertiser’s scourge. Some
analysts reckon that ____________
a. the instruments will make TV advertising
completely ineffective.
b. as many as a third of all ads are zapped by
viewers.
c. the instrument greatly interferes with the
watching of wholesome TV programmes.
d. soon the advertising industry will have no
option but to approach the government to
ban the instrument.
14. The illusion that times that were are better
than those that are _________
a. shatters our belief in future.
b. has probably pervaded all ages.
c. makes our lives miserable.
d. often gives us hope and peace.
15. Since children are less convenient to
manipulate than guinea pigs __________
a. educational research is often short of hard
data.
b. doctors have to depend more on the latter
than the former.
c. child psychologists are often compelled to
use more data obtained from the latter
sources.
d. the research findings from the latter source
are generally considered to be more
reliable than that obtained from the
former.

Directions Q. 16 to 20: Select the lettered pair that best
expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed hi
he original pair.
16. MAXIM : APHORISM
a. maximum: optimum
b. prophecy : doom
c. theorem : proof
d. precept : axiom
17. EASE: ALLEVIATE
a. hint: allocate
b. revolt: repudiate
c. collapse: rise
d. question : interrogate
18. SECRET: CLANDESTINE
a. overt : furtive
b. covert: stealthy
c. open : closed
d. news : rumour
19. LIMPID : MURKY
a. dazed : clouded
b. obscure : vague
c. bright: gloomy
d. nebulous : dim
20. DRAMA : AUDIENCE
a. brawl : vagabonds
b. game : spectators
c. art : critics
d. movie: actors

Directions Q. 21 to 25: Select the lettered pair that
best expresses a relationship that is least similar 10 the
one expressed in the original pair.
21. ABDICATE: POWER
a. reinstate : power
b. forgo: privileges
c. renounce : world
d. sacrifice : rights
22. SAIL: SHIP
a. propeller: aeroplane
b. radar: satellite
c. hydrogen : balloon
d. accelerator: car
23. CANINEOG
a. feline : cat
b. aquiline : parrot
c. serpentine : cobra
d. vdlpine: fox
24. COSMIC : UNIVERSE
a. terrestrial : earth
b. lunar: moon
c. connubial : youth
d. annular: ring
25. GERMANE: PERTINENT
a. apt : appropriate
b. quick: urgent
c. dull : sluggish
d. excited : serene

Directions: Arrange the sentences in a proper
sequence so as to make a coherent paragraph.
26. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so
as to make a coherent paragraph.
A. Realists believe that there is an objective
reality “out there” independent of
ourselves.
B. This reality exists solely by virtue of how
the world is and is discoverable by
application of the methods of science.
C. They believe in the possibility of
determining whether or not a theory is
indeed really true or false.
D. I think it is fair to say that this is the
position to which most working scientists
subscribe.
a. ACBD
b. CDBA
c. DCBA
d. BCAD
27. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so
as to make a coherent paragraph.
A. There is a strong manufacturing base for a
variety of products.
B. India has come a long way on the
technology front.
C. But the technology adopted has been
largely of foreign origin.
D. There are, however, areas such as atomic
energy, space, agriculture and defense
where significant strides have been made
in evolving relevant technologies within
the country.
a. ADCB
b. DBAC
c. BACD
d. CBAD
28. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so
as to make a coherent paragraph.
A. In emission trading, the government fixes
the total amount of pollution that is

acceptable to maintain a desired level of
air quality.
B. Economists argue that this approach
makes air pollution control more costeffective
than the current practice of fixing
air-pollution standards and expecting all
companies to pollute below these
standards.
C. The USA uses emissions trading to control
air pollution.
D. It then distributes emission permits to all
companies in the region, which add up to
the overall acceptable level of emission.
a. BADC
b. ACDB
c. CBAD
d. DBAC
29. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so
as to make a coherent paragraph.
A. The individual companies vary in size,
from the corner grocery to the industrial
giant.
B. Policies and management methods within
firms range from formal, well-planned
organisations and controls to slipshod dayto-
day operations.
C. Various industries offer a wide array of
products or services through millions of
firms largely independent of each other.
D. Variety in the form of ownership
contributes to diversity in capital
investment, volume of business, and
financial structure.
a. DBCA
b. CADB
c. BADC
d. ADCB
30. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence so
as to make a coherent paragraph.
A. All levels of demand, whether individual,
aggregate, local, national, or international
are subject to change.
B. At the same time, science and technology
add new dimensions to products, their
uses, and the methods used to market
them.
C. Aggregate demand fluctuates with changes
in the level of business activity, GNP, and
national income.
D. The demands of individuals tend to vary
with changing needs and rising income.
a. CBDA
b. DCAB
c. BCAD
d. ADCB

Directions for Q. 31 to 40: Arrange sentences A B, C,
and D between sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a
logical sequence of six sentences.
31. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. Chichen Itza, last outpost of the Mayan
civilization, was built in the heat of the
arid Yucatan peninsula, unlike most of the
earlier Mayan cities, which were built in
rain forests.
A. If she survived in the dark water until midday,
priests hauled her out to ask what the
gods had hold her
B. In times of crisis, a maiden was hurled at
dawn into the 60-ft. deep hole in the
limestone rock.
C. The city folks drank from one well and
used the other as a well of sacrifice.
D. It got its water from two wells known as
cenotes, fed by underwater streams.
6. The Mayans also threw cherished
possessions into the hole-carved jade,
gold, nodules of resin uses as incense,
copper discs and human skeletons have all
been dredged out of it.
a. DCBA
b. BCAD
c. CADB
d. ABCD
32. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. All human beings are aware of the
existence of a power greater than that of
the mortals — the name given to such a
power by individuals is an outcome of
birth, education and choice.
A. This power provides an anchor in times of
adversity, difficulty and trouble.
B. Industrial organisations also contribute to
the veneration of this power by
participating in activities such as religious
ceremonies and festivities organized by
the employees.
C. Their other philanthropic contributions
include the construction and maintenance
of religious places such as temples or
gurudwaras.
D. Logically, therefore, such a power should
be remembered in good times also.
6. The top management/managers should
participate in all such events, irrespective
of their personal choice.
a. ADBC
b. BCAD
33. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. Total forgiveness for a mistake committed
generates a sense of complacency towards
target achievement among the employees.
A. In such a situation, the work ethos gets
distorted and individuals get a feeling that
they can get away with any lapse.
B. The feeling that they develop is ‘whether I
produce results or not, the management
will not punish me or does not have the
guts to punish me.’
C. Also, excess laxity damages management
credibility, because for a long time, the
management has maintained that
dysfunctional behaviour will result in
punishment, and when something goes
wrong, it fails to take specific punitive
action.
D. The severity of the punishment may be
reduced by modifying it, but some action
must be taken against the guilty so as to
serve as a reminder for all others in the
organisation.
6. Moreover, it helps establish the
management’s image of being firmed, fair
and yet human.
a. DCBA
b. BADC
c. DBCA
d. CABD
34. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. Currency movements can have a dramatic
impact on equity returns for foreign
investors.
A. This is not surprising as many developing
economies try to peg their exchange rates
to the US dollar or to a basket of
currencies.
B. Many developing economies manage to
keep exchange rate volatility lower than
that in the industrial economics.
C. India has also gone in for the full float on
the current account and abolished the
managed exchange rate.
D. Dramatic exceptions are Argentina, Brazil,
and Nigeria.
6. Another emerging-market-specific risk is
liquidity risk.
a. ADBC
b. CDAB
c. BDAC
d. CABD
35. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. Managers must lead by example; they
should not be averse to giving a hand in
manual work, if required.
A. They should also update their competence
to guide their subordinates; this would be
possible only if they keep in regular touch
with new processes, machines,
instruments, gauges, systems and gadgets.
B. Work must be allocated to different groups
and team members in clear, specific terms.
C. Too much of wall-building is detrimental
to the exercise of the ‘personal charisma’
of the leader whose presence should not be
felt only through notices, circulars or
memos, but by being seen physically.
D. Simple, clean living among one’s people
should be insisted upon.
6. This would mean the maintaining of an
updated organisation chart; laying down
job descriptions; identifying key result
areas; setting personal targets; and above
all, monitoring of performance, to meet
organisational goals.
a. BDAC
b. BCDA
c. ADCB
d. ACDB
36. Arrange sentences A B, C, and D between
sentences 1 and 6, so as to form a logical
sequence of six sentences.
1. The top management should perceive the
true worth of people and only then make
friends.
A. Such ‘true friends’ are very few and very
rare.
B. Factors such as affluence, riches, outward
sophistication and conceptual abilities are
not prerequisites for genuine friendship.
C. Such people must be respected and kept
close to the heart.
D. Business realities call for developing a
large circle of acquaintances and contracts;
however, all of them will be motivated by
their own self-interest and it would be
wrong to treat them as genuine friends.
6. There is always a need for real friends to
whom one can turn for balanced, unselfish
advice, more so when one is caught in a
dilemma.
a. ABCD
b. ADBC
c. ABDC
d. ACBD

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