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# Page 1 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 1.

Doodhnath, a milkman, has 100 litres of milk and water solution that contains 70% milk. What quantity of water (in litres) should he add to the solution to bring down the co ncentration of milk to 40%? (a) 65 (b) 75 (c) 40 (d) 85 2. If a1 = 3, a2 = 7 and an = 3an1 2an2 for n 3, then the value of a8 is (a) 255 (b) 1023 (c) 511 (d) None of these 3. Arnav can complete one-fourth of a piece of work in five-twelfth of the time taken by Bhavan to complete the entire work. If they together can complete the work in 15 days, the n in how many days can Bhavan working alone complete the work? (a) 17 (b) 24 (c) 30 (d) 40 4. If 3 (ax b) 2, (ax b) + + = + then the value of (ax + b)3 (ax + b) is (a) 2 (b) 6 (c) 3 (d) None of these 5. If Billus father bought 3 oranges, 4 apples and 5 bananas for 62 and his sister Pinki bought 4 oranges, 5 apples and 4 bananas for 72, then what amount (in did Billu pay for 1 orange, 2 apples and 7 bananas? (a) 44 (b) 54 (c) 58 (d) 42 Directions for questions 6 to 8: Answer the questions on the basis of the inform ation given below. The line graph given below shows the GDP, I(A) and NR(K) figures (in 000 crores) o f Kinderland from FY 2007-08 to FY 2010-11. GDP Gross Domestic Product I(A) Income earned by Kinderland citizens from overseas investments NR(K) Income earned by foreign nationals in Kinderland GNP = GDP + I(A) NR(K) 4599 3897 4159 4650 1649 1520 2503 795 1451 2070 1109 2197 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 (in 000 crores) GDP I(A) NR(K) Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Section I Page 2 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 6. What was the average (in 000 crores) of the GDPs of the fiscal years in which the GNP was more than the GDP? (a) 4379 (b) 4273.5 (c) 4631 (d) 3841.5 7. What was the approximate percentage change in the GNP of Kinderland in FY 200 8-09 over FY 2007-08? (a) 5.94 (b) 6.72 (c) 15.52 (d) 21.60 8. What was the difference (in 000 crores) between the average NR(K) and the aver age I(A) for the given period? (a) 75 (b) 90 (c) 105 (d) 120 9. A teacher asks one of her students to divide a 30-digit number by 11. The num ber consists of six consecutive 1s, then six consecutive 2s, and likewise six 3s, six 4s and six 7s in th at order from left to right. The student inserts a three-digit number between the last 4 and t he first 7 by mistake and finds the resulting number to be divisible by 11. Find the number of possibl e values of the three-digit number. (a) 82 (b) 92 (c) 81 (d) 91 10. Let S be the set of the first six natural numbers. If five numbers are picke d randomly from S, what is the probability that the sum of the five numbers is divisible by 3? (a) 1 9 (b) 1 6 (c) 1 3 (d) 1 8 11. A treacherous fruit vendor, while purchasing apples from the wholesaler, man ages to receive 25% more apples than the quantity for which he pays. He cheats his customers as well and while selling the apples to them he delivers 2 16 % 3 less apples than the quantity for which the customers pay. If he claims to sell the apples at their cost price, find his net profit percentage . (a) 50 (b) 45 (c) 60 (d) 55 12. Two equal circles with centers O and O cut each other at two distinct points C and C. If neither O nor O falls within the intersection of the circles, what is the smallest range that includes all the possible values of COC + CO C ?

(a) Between 0 and 180 (b) Between 0 and 120 (c) Between 0 and 360 (d) Between 0 and 240 Page 3 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Directions for questions 13 and 14: Answer the questions on the basis of the inf ormation given below. An insurance company, Becho Pvt. Ltd., started its operations in the year 2006 w ith some employees. The bar chart given below shows the number of employees in the company at the end of each calendar year for the period 2006 to 2011. Among the employees who joined in the year 2006, 20% le ft the company exactly one year after joining and 25% of the remaining left the company exactly two yea rs after joining. The same was true for the employees who joined in each of the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 201 0 and 2011. No other employee left the company in the given period. 220 176 120 236 226 231 0 50 100 150 200 250 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Year Number of employees 13. How many employees left the company in the year 2009? (a) 36 (b) 40 (c) 32 (d) 24 14. How many employees joined the company in the year 2010? (a) 20 (b) 30 (c) 32 (d) 36 15. The 23rd term and the 32nd term of a geometric progression are the number of factors of 54 and 72 respectively. What is the geometric mean of the first 54 terms of the progressio n? (a) 4 3 (b) 6 2 (c) 8 3 (d) 4 6 Page 4 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 16. The graph of 2y x against 2x + y is as shown below. (All graphs in this ques tion are drawn to scale and the same scale has been used on each axis.) 2y x 2x + y Which of the following shows the graph of y against x? (a) y x (b) y x (c) y x (d) y x 17. How many two-digit natural numbers satisfy x x 1 9 101 = + , where [x] denotes the greatest integer

less than or equal to x? (a) 7 (b) 10 (c) 9 (d) None of these Page 5 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 18. The question given below is followed by two statements, A and B. Mark the an swer using the following instructions: Mark (a) if the question can be answered by using one of the statements alone, b ut cannot be answered by using the other statement alone. Mark (b) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered by using either statement alone. Mark (c) if the question can be answered by using either statement alone. Mark (d) if the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements to gether. Q. If ax2 2bx + a = 0, what is the value of a b? A. The roots of ax2 2bx + a = 0 are real and equal. B. a and b are natural numbers. 19. The cost of a gold biscuit varies directly as the square-root of the cube of its weight. A goldsmith makes a big gold biscuit by combining three smaller gold biscuits whose weights are in the ratio 64 : 81 : 144. If the cost of the resulting big biscuit is 98260, find the sum of the costs (in ) of the lightest and the heaviest smaller biscuits. (a) 44800 (b) 49140 (c) 24820 (d) 59580 20. In how many ways can 73 identical chocolates be stuffed into three boxes B1, B2 and B3 such that B1 contains more chocolates that B2 and B2 contains more chocolates than B3 ? (a) 888 (b) 444 (c) 222 (d) 666 21. How many distinct regular polygons can be constructed by using 24 sticks, ea ch of length 4.75 cm, such that all 24 sticks are used together and no two sticks overlap? (a) 8 (b) 6 (c) 7 (d) 12 Page 6 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Directions for questions 22 to 24: Answer the questions on the basis of the info rmation given below. A travel agency called Pleasant Travels operates AC/Non-AC buses between the six m ost happening cities of Paradise-Land. The table given below lists each pair of cities between w hich the buses operate and the distance between them. All the passengers take only those routes for tra velling where they dont have to change the bus more than once to reach their destination. The cost of tr avelling between two cities depends on three factors boarding city, the kind of bus i.e. AC or Non-AC and th e distance between the two cities. The fare of AC buses is 2/km if starting from P, R and U and is 2.2/km if starting from Q, S and T; whereas the fare of Non-AC buses is 1/km if starting from Q, T and U and is 1.2 /km if starting from P, R and S. Pair of cities Distance (in km) between cities P, Q 90 P, S 110 P, T 195 P, U 115 Q, R 75 Q, S 115

Q, T 95 Q, U 190 R, U 110 S, T 80 S, U 60 T, U 85 22. What is the minimum amount (in ) a passenger has to pay for travelling from P to T if she does not want to travel in Non-AC buses? (a) 396 (b) 389 (c) 390 (d) 380 23. What is the minimum distance (in km) a passenger has to travel if she wants to go to U from Q by using the bus service of Pleasant Travels? (a) 175 (b) 170 (c) 185 (d) 190 24. Which route should a passenger take to travel from R to S to keep the cost o f travelling lowest possible? (a) R Q S (b) R U S (c) Either (a) or (b) (d) None of these Page 7 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 25. Rohan, Shikhas boyfriend, had to pick her from her home for a live concert on her 23rd birthday. The venue of the concert and Shikhas home were in opposite directions from Rohans offi ce. He got late because of some work at office and realised that if he goes to pick Shikha from her home, which was a 48-minute drive from his office, they would be late for the show by 16 min utes. He asked her to start from her home towards his office in an auto-rickshaw and himself starte d driving towards her home. Both of them started simultaneously, he picked her as soon as they met and they managed to reach the venue just in time for the concert. If Rohan drives at an average s peed of 60 km/h, find the speed (in km/hr) of the auto-rickshaw. (a) 16 (b) 20 (c) 12 (d) 15 26. Let Z = {1, 11, 111, 1111, ..., 11111 up to 55 times} and T be a subset of Z such that the sum of no two elements of T is divisible by 3. The maximum possible number of elements in T is (a) 20 (b) 18 (c) 19 (d) 37 27. In the figure given below, ABC = BEC = 90, AB = 15 cm, BC = 20 cm, BD = 12 cm a nd CE = 16 cm. Find the length (in cm) of DE. A D C B E O (a) 18.60 (b) 19.20 (c) 20 (d) 20.80 Page 8 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Directions for questions 28 and 29: Answer the questions on the basis of the inf ormation given below. The table given below shows the break-up of questions and marks across the secti ons in MXAT-2011 exam. In the exam, each incorrect answer carried a penalty of 1/4th of the mark( s) allotted to the question. Section Number of questions for section Total marks

for section 1 2 3 4 5 QADI 7 14 14 0 8 43 117 VRLR 13 8 12 2 2 37 83 ARDM 1 8 12 2 2 25 71 Total 21 30 38 4 12 105 271 Marks per question 28. Sukriti attempted 22 questions in the QADI section and scored 40 marks. If s he attempted six 5-markers in the section and got only one of them correct, find the number of qu estions that Sukriti attempted correctly in the section. (a) 16 (b) 15 (c) Either (a) or (b) (d) None of these 29. The sectional cut-offs for QADI, VRLR and ARDM were 12, 13 and 13 respective ly and the overall cut-off for the paper was 44. In none of the sections did any test-taker score m ore than 75% of the marks allotted to the question(s) attempted by her in the section. What was the minimum number of questions required to be attempted in the paper to clear the three sectional cut-offs as well as the overall cut-off? (a) 13 (b) 14 (c) 15 (d) 21 30. Two horses are tethered at diagonally opposite corners of a square field of area 96 m2 by ropes of length 8 m each. Find the approximate area (in m2) inside the field that cannot be grazed by the horses. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 33 (d) 55 Page 9 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Directions for questions 31 to 33: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Nonetheless, Sereny on Stangl has much in common with Arendt on Adolf Eichmann. Both resisted the easy characterisation of evil as something done by people with horns and funny a ccents: that is, done by people not like you and me. What is so terrifying about the work of Sereny is th at she makes evil look ordinary and every day. And in this way she shows us how close we all could be t o it. The myth she seeks to expose is that evil people are somehow qualitatively diffe rent. Stangl wasnt much of a man, she insists. He was more concerned with the neatness of his uniform an d with getting things done efficiently and decently. Stangl had no perception of the big picture. He s aw himself a minor functionary, just obeying orders and doing his best. His whole identity was so bound up in th is function that it was only at the very end of his life that he was able to glimpse something of his own gui lt. The sociologist Gillian Rose once challenged those who represent the Holocaust t o do so in a way that doesnt just lead to identification with the victims, but in a way that also leads to the deeply uncomfortable identification with the perpetrators. One of the most morally transformative exp eriences one can have is to catch ones own reflection in the face of the Nazi murderer. For this can prompt a sort of spiritual crisis in a person and thus act to warn us not to be so trusting of our own virtue. Evil i

s not done by other people. It is done by people like us. No wonder some got so angry at Serenys work. She was blamed for being too soft on murderers, of understanding them too much. But her writing was driven by something much deeper than soft-hearted liberal understanding. She took the reader on a journey not just into the dark s oul of the Nazi guard, but also into darkness that is our own. And no one was going to thank her for that. Except that one of the most important ways to avoid evil or whatever one wants to call it is by having the s elf-critical vigilance that such a journey can scare you into developing. Which is why her work is among the bravest and most significant literature of the century. 31. Why, according to the author, is Serenys work significant? (a) The work warns us not to be too trusting of our virtue and judge people from a high moral ground. (b) She provides us with an understanding of murderers and their motives which e nsures that we do not become like them. (c) She allows us to glimpse the evil that is present in all human beings. (d) She makes us identify with perpetrators of evil acts and enables us to avoid similar behaviour. 32. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? (a) According to Sereny, Stangl was able to insulate himself from guilt by being concerned with the efficiency of his work. (b) People do not like Serenys work because they are uncomfortable with confronti ng the evil inside them. (c) Serenys work is brave as very few authors have chosen to write about this sub ject matter. (d) Sereny was a liberal. 33. The author is least likely to agree with which of the following? (a) It is easy to view people who commit evil acts as being different from the r est of us. (b) Serenys work can make readers uncomfortable. (c) The discovery that the potential to commit evil acts is present in everybody can be terrifying. (d) Serenys work has an important role in enabling people to understand the true nature of evil. Section II Page 10 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 34. A cuboid of dimensions 8 cm 6 cm 4 cm is painted by red colour. If it is cut into 192 smaller cubes of equal size, find the number of smaller cubes that will have exactly two faces painted. (a) 56 (b) 42 (c) 48 (d) 36 Directions for questions 35 to 37: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. In the hope of settling this dispute, I ask you to consider the history of liter ary women. It turns out, oddly, to be also a prolific history of men, among whom the most celebrated are Currer, A cton and Ellis Bell (Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bront), George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), George Sand (Am andine Aurore Lucie Dupin), Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), Vernon Lee (Violet Paget). The motive behind these necessary masquerades is hardly an urge to hide. Instead

, it is a cry for recognition and a means of evading belittlement, or worse yet, the curse of not being notice d at all. The most pointed symptom and symbol of this pervasive fear is the poignant exchange between the 2 0-year-old Charlotte Bront and Robert Southey, Englands poet laureate. Humbly and diffidently, she had sent him a sampling of her poems, trusting that he might acknowledge the worth of what she knew to b e her single, absorbing, exquisite gratification. His notorious reply, while conceding her faculty of verse, is nearly all that rema ins of his once powerful fame. Literature, he chided, cannot be the business of a womans life, and it ought n ot to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure she will have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation. If such condescending sentiments leave a contemporary writer feeling sick at heart, Bront thought the letter kind and admirable; a little stringent, but it did me good. The Orange Prize, then, was not born into an innocent republic of letters. Nor n eed we thumb through past centuries to discover the laureates enduring principle. After gaining a modicum o f notice following an eclipse lasting years, I was once praised, as a kind of apology, by a prominent editor with these surprising words: I used to think of you as a lady writer an inborn condition understood to b e frivolous and slight, and from which recovery is almost always anomalous. So much for the defense of a reparative award dedicated solely to writers who ar e women. Advocacy of this sort, vigorously grounded as it is in a darker chamber of the literary continuum , is not the Oranges only defense. We are reminded that there are, abundantly, prizes for regional writers , for black writers, for Christian writers, for Jewish writers, for prison writers, for teenage writers, for science writers, and on and on. Why must a prize for womens writing be the single object of contention? Yet this argument will not hold water. Each such category signals a particular a ffinity, or call it, more precisely, a culture (and in the case of Jews and Christians, a deeper and broad er civilization), and women are integral to all of them. To argue for femaleness-as-culture is to condemn im aginative and intellectual freedom and to revert to the despised old anatomy-is-destiny. 35. The author is likely to agree with which of the following? (a) Women writers look for recognition from their male counterparts and this has led to their subservience in the field of literature. (b) Orange prize is another form of the old condescending attitudes of the liter ary establishment towards women. (c) The prizes given exclusively to cultural groups are justified but the same c annot be said for prizes exclusive to women. Page 11 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 (d) Women writers have had to face much derision in the past and the Orange Priz e has come as a form of reprieve. 36. Why does the author bring up the instance where she was called a lady writer i n paragraph 4?

(a) The author wishes to demonstrate the prejudiced views of an important indivi dual. (b) The author wants to prove that women writers are inherently different. (c) The author wants to argue that there is a genuine case for the Orange prize being a reparative measure. (d) The author wants to demonstrate that opinions regarding women writers have n ot changed since the time of Robert Southey. 37. Why does the author ultimately concede this argument will not hold water? 1. There are no awards that women writers are barred from competing for. 2. The award categorises women writers as a separate culture. 3. The award works against the principles of intellectual freedom. (a) 1 and 3 (b) 1 and 2 (c) 2 and 3 (d) Only 3 Directions for questions 38 to 40: The passage given below is followed by a set of three questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Now and then, in the course of the century, a great man of science, like Darwin; a great poet, like Keats; a fine critical spirit, like M. Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand under the shelte r of the wall, as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world. These, however, are exceptions. The majorit y of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism are forced, indeed, so to spoil th em. They find themselves surrounded by hideous poverty, by hideous ugliness, by hideous starvation. It is inevitable that they should be strongly moved by all this. The emotions of man are stirred more quick ly than mans intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much easier to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Accordingly, w ith admirable, though misdirected intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselve s to the task of remedying the evils that they see. But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it. Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease They try to solve the problem of poverty, for instance, by keeping the poor aliv e; or, in the case of a very advanced school, by amusing the poor. But this is not a solution: it is an aggravation of the difficulty. The proper a im is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible. And the altruistic virt ues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kin d to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people w ho do most harm are the people who try to do most good; and at last we have had the spectacle of men who have really studied the problem and know the lifeeducated men who live in the East Endcoming forward and i mploring the community to restrain its altruistic impulses of charity, benevolence, and the l

ike. They do so on the ground that such charity degrades and demoralises. They are perfectly right. Cha rity creates a multitude of sins. Page 12 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 38. Why does the author say that charity creates a multitude of sins? 1. The resources that charity uses in order to alleviate the evils are the very sources that create these evils. 2. Charity is an inadequate mode of partial restitution. 3. The poor are grateful for charity because they do not realize the motive behi nd it. 4. Charity postpones the recognition of wrong. (a) 2 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3 (c) Only 4 (d) 1, 2 and 4 39. In the passage, the author states that But this is not a solution. Which of th e following is in line with the authors view as a possible solution to the problem discussed in the pass age? (a) Realign the social structure so that each member of the society share the ge neral prosperity and happiness of the society. (b) Converting private property into public wealth, and substituting co-operatio n for competition. (c) Making possible the availability of necessities for the poor. (d) None of the above 40. The tone of the author in the passage is (a) persuasive (b) opinionated (c) didactic (d) caviling Directions for questions 41 to 43: Answer the questions on the basis of the info rmation given below. Each of the four diplomats Kabir, Laxman, Manan and Nayodita worked for an integ ral number of years in each of the three countries the USA, the UK and China. The sums of the number of years spent in the three countries together were distinct for the four diplomats. The sums of the n umber of years spent by the four diplomats together in the USA, the UK and China were 11, 13 and 13 respecti vely. No diplomat spent an equal number of years in any two countries. No two diplomats spent an equal n umber of years in any country. It is also known that: (i) The number of years spent by Kabir and Manan in China were 4 and 1 respectiv ely. (ii) The sum of the number of years spent in the three countries together by Man an was not less than that of Kabir. (iii) The sum of the number of years spent in the three countries together by La xman was 15. (iv) The absolute difference between the number of years spent by Kabir in the U SA and the number of years spent by Manan in the UK was 2. (v) Among the three countries, Nayodita spent the least time in the UK and the m aximum in China. 41. What was the number of year(s) spent by Nayodita in the UK? (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 4 (d) 3 42. What was the difference between the number of years spent by Manan in the US A and Nayodita in China? (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 0 (d) 3 43. Among the four diplomats, who spent the least time in China? (a) Manan (b) Laxman (c) Kabir (d) Nayodita

Page 13 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 44. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. Fr om the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. In the last century, when the intellectual and didactic element had intruded to such an extent into the kingdom which belongs to poetry, it was against the claims of the understand ing that an artist like Goethe had to protest. The more incomprehensible to the understanding a poem is the better for it, he said once, asserting the complete supremacy of the imagination in poet ry as of reason in prose. (a) But in this century exists, at the base of their poetic creations, a desire for a deeper spiritual value to be given to poetry. (b) Poetry should contain the impression of a distinct individuality, individual ity remote from that of ordinary men, and coming near to us only by virtue of a certain newness and wond er in the work. (c) But in this century it is rather against the claims of the emotional faculti es, the claims of mere sentiment and feeling, that the artist must react. (d) The artist is indeed the child of his own age. 45. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. Fr om the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Certainly a good deal of mens tyranny over women can be observed through data, ex periments, and research. Many things can be known in this way. But it does not show that it is unnecessary or changeable, except speculatively, because what is not there is not considered re al. Womens situation cannot be truly known for what it is, in the feminist sense, without k nowing that it can be other than it is. By operating as legitimating ideology, the scientific standard for verifying reality can reinforce a growing indignation, but it cannot create feminism that was not alre ady there. (a) Social institutions are constituted, at least in part, by sets of shared bel iefs and conventions. (b) Knowing objective facts does not do what consciousness does. (c) This means that we can speak here not only of error, but of illusion. (d) We are not simply cogs in structures and practices of subordination, we enac t them. 46. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. Fr om the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. In the face of mounting evidence that college is an inherently broadening experi ence, it seems almost impossible to complete those four years without growing a little. Twentytwo-year-olds have been known to emerge from their chosen institution of higher learning dogged by greater perspective and even fulfillment despite their best efforts to the contrary. This is no caus e for panic, however, since there exist a few well-tested countermeasures that can be easily employed. The following ten steps, if pursued diligently, can actually help the entering student avoid getti ng virtually anything

from his or her undergraduate years. (a) But one false move in this direction and the whole carefully designed struct ure could collapse. (b) Students should busily set about learning which of the courses require the l east work. (c) It is crucial that academic interests not be influenced by real-life experie nce, particularly if you hope to remain in academia and be hired to teach. (d) Advance reports even suggest that some regression is possible for those who religiously put into practice all of the recommendations. Page 14 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 Directions for questions 47 and 48: Answer the questions on the basis of the inf ormation given below. Ten flowers F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9 and F10 are to be planted in two gardens G1 and G2 such that each garden has at least four flowers. It is also known that: (i) F2 and F10 cannot be planted in the same garden. (ii) If F5 is planted in G2 then F6 must also be planted in G2. (iii) F1 and F9 are to be planted in the same garden. (iv) Exactly one among F3, F4 and F10 is to be planted in G1. (v) F7 and F8 are to be planted in G2. 47. In how many different ways can the ten flowers be planted in the two gardens if F10 is to be planted in G2? (a) 6 (b) 12 (c) 10 (d) 8 48. One more flower called F11 is also to be planted in one of the two gardens. If it cannot be planted in the garden in which F9 and F10 are planted, then which of the following must be planted in G1? (a) F3 (b) F4 (c) F5 (d) F6 49. Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be ar ranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the m ost appropriate one. A. One such group is the nation. B. What is so important about the existence of nations? C. Throughout history, humans have formed groups of various kinds around criteri a that are used to distinguish us from them. D. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to understand what a nation is: this tendency of humanity to divide itself into distinct, and often conflicting, groups. E. Many thousands, indeed millions, have died in wars on behalf of their nation, as they did in World Wars I and II during the 20th century, perhaps the cruelest of all centuri es. (a) ADBCE (b) CBDAE (c) BCDAE (d) BCAED 50. Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be ar ranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the m ost appropriate one. A. Fifty years ago in Britain, the social class of men, women, and children coul d be recognized from their clothing. B. This is usually attributed to the growth of mass production and the fact that the garment trade is the first route to the global economy for a low-paid workforce in the developing w

orld. C. In a partial, incomplete, but visible way, several of the revolutions he soug ht have already transformed the surface of life. D. Today this is no longer true, except for the tiny minority who can read the s igns of expensive and exclusive dress. E. To take an example that is by definition superficial, one that is obvious and visible but seldom discussed, consider the revolution in dress in the second half of the 20th centu ry. (a) ADEBC (b) CEADB (c) CAEDB (d) CEABD Page 15 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 51. Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be ar ranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the m ost appropriate one. A. He inspired emulators in several countries and aroused the enmity of the chur ch. B. Radically different as it is from the history of education as taught to stude nt teachers, this approach helps us to locate the anarchist thinkers in the spectrum of educationa l ideas. C. Ferrer opened his first school in Barcelona in 1901, aiming at a secular, rat ionalist education. D. When the Spanish government called for conscription in Catalonia for its war in Morocco in 1909, Ferrer was held responsible for street battles in Barcelona in which 200 d emonstrators were killed, even though he was not present. E. These include, for example, the speculations of Leo Tolstoy on the school he started at Yasnaya Polyana, and those of Francesco Ferrer (18591909), the founder of the Modern Schoo l movement. (a) EBCDA (b) BECDA (c) ECBDA (d) BECAD 52. There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. _____________, bothered and often _________by the pressures of the cold war, Wes t Berliners were ready and waiting for Bobby Kennedy. (a) Acerbic, misled (b) Hemmed, intimidated (c) Beleaguered, bewildered (d) Moved, girded 53. There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. If _________school aid does not go to Roman Catholic schools it should not go to any schools at all, the U.S. Catholic hierarchy maintains. Last week a leading Catholic weekly magazine found this view dangerously____________. (a) constitutional, prosaic (b) unplanned, demeaning (c) Communist, vitiating (d) Federal, obstructionist 54. The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choo se the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or ina ppropriate. THINK (a) Come to think of it, it was imperative for him to meet her.

(b) He likes to think ahead to his childhood. (c) She can think up many ways to impress him. (d) He thought through the pros and cons of his decision. Directions for questions 55 to 57: Answer the questions on the basis of the info rmation given below. Each of the six men Akrosh, Arun, Lakshya, Manav, Shandu and Sujeet got married to a different woman among Aditi, Ishita, Nisha, Rozy, Shilpi and Sona in the year 2012. The ma rriages happened on six different dates 27th January, 10th February, 17th April, 26th April, 12th May an d 8th June and at six different places Agra, Auli, Corbett, Dalhousie, Mussoorie and Shimla, in no par ticular order. It is also known that: (i) The marriage of Nisha and Arun took place on 10th February and that of Aditi on 17th April. (ii) Shilpis marriage took place in Mussoorie. It happened after Lakshyas marriage and did not happen on 8th June. Page 16 Proctored Mock CAT-5 2012 (iii) Ishitas marriage took place in Auli and she did not get married to Lakshya. She got married before Akrosh but not in January. (iv) Sona and Shandu got married in Corbett. The marriage did not happen in Janu ary. (v) Rozy got married to either Manav or Akrosh. (vi) Neither Nishas nor Aditis marriage took place in Dalhousie. 55. Who got married to Shilpi? (a) Akrosh (b) Manav (c) Sujeet (d) Cannot be determined 56. Which of the following is a correct combination of person and his date of ma rriage? (a) Lakshya 27th January (b) Akrosh 8th June (c) Sujeet 26th April (d) None of these 57. Where did the marriage that happened on 8th June take place? (a) Mussoorie (b) Agra (c) Corbett (d) Either (a) or (c) 58. Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. T hen, choose the most appropriate option. 1. Nearly 3,000 US and NATO soldiers have died during the Afghanistan war from 2 001. 2. Obama visited with troops during a stay of roughly six hours in the country. 3. He left Afghanistan on Air Force One shortly soon after delivering his speech . 4. But even as he asserted in his speech that there was a clear path to fulfilling the US mission in Afghanistan he warned of further hardship ahead. (a) Only 1 (b) 2, 3, and 4 (c) 1 and 3 (d) 3 and 4 59. Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are incorrect in terms of grammar and usage. T hen, choose the most appropriate option 1. Analysts feel that a Romney presidency would be good for India. 2. Romney will restore US leadership on free trade to deepen economic ties betwe en the US and India. 3. He would pursue an allies-first foreign policy that accords pride of place to core US partners.

4. Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute feel that Conservatives ( Republicans) pay more attention to India than to Liberals (Democrats). (a) 1 and 3 (b) Only 2 (c) 2 and 3 (d) 2 and 4 60. Four sentences are given below, labeled (a), (b), (c) and (d). Of these, thr ee statements need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence. (a) Whatever spiritual message an artist brings to his aid is a matter for his o wn soul. (b) But for warrant of its truth such message must have the flame of eloquence i n the lips that speak it, splendor and glory in the vision that is its witness, being justified by one thing only - the flawless beauty and perfect form of its expression: this indeed being the social idea, being the meaning of joy in art. (c) To speak in literature with the perfect rectitude and insouciance of the mov ements of animals, and the unimpeachableness of the sentiment of trees in the woods and grass by th e roadside has been defined by one of your poets as a flawless triumph of art. (d) He may bring judgment like Michael Angelo or peace like Angelico; he may com e with mourning like the great Athenian or with mirth like the singer of Sicily; nor is it for u s to do aught but accept his teaching, knowing that we cannot smite the bitter lips of Leopardi into laug hter or burden with our discontent Goethes serene calm.