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Directions for questions 1 to 4: Answer the following questions based on the information given

below.

Sunil, Thomas and Manoj are three professional share traders who buy and sell shares of company
A. Sunil follows strategy of buying equal number of shares at hourly intervals i.e., at 11:00 a.m.,
12:00 noon and at 1:00 p.m. and sells the entire lot at 2:00 p.m. Thomas follows a similar pattern
like Sunil but divides his entire amount equally among his purchases, whereas, Manoj buys the
entire lot at the opening of the day at 11:00 a.m. and sells the whole lot at 2:00 p.m. The profit or
loss made by each investor is the difference between the sale value at the close of the day less
the investment for purchase. The "return" for each investor is defined as the ratio of the profit or
loss to the investment amount expressed as a percentage.

Q1. Which of the following statements is always true?

a) Return for Sunil will be higher than that of Thomas.

b) Return for Thomas will be higher than that of Sunil.

c) Return for Sunil cannot be higher than that of Manoj.

d) None of the above


2.On a day of fluctuating market prices, the share price of company A ends with a gain, i.e., it is
higher at the close of the day compared to the opening value. Which trader got the maximum
return on that day?

a) Sunil

b) Manoj

c) Thomas

d) Cannot be determined

Q3. Additional data for questions for 3 and 4:


On a particular day, two other traders Arvind and Prasad joined Sunil, Thomas and Manoj for
trading in the shares of company A. Arvind followed a strategy of buying equal number of shares
at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and selling the same numbers at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Prasad
on the other hand followed the strategy of buying shares using all his money at 11:00 a.m. and
selling all of them at 12:00 noon and again buying the shares for all the money at 1:00 p.m. and
again selling all of them at the close of the day at 2:00 p.m.

At the close of the day the following observations were made.

i.Arvind made a profit in the transaction.

ii.There was an increase in share price during the closing hour compared to that at 1:00 p.m.

iii.Manoj lost money in the transaction.

Share price was at its highest at

a) 11:00 a.m.

b) 12:00 noon.

c) 1:00 p.m.

d) 2:00 p.m.
Q4. Additional data for questions for 3 and 4:
On a particular day, two other traders Arvind and Prasad joined Sunil, Thomas and Manoj for
trading in the shares of company A. Arvind followed a strategy of buying equal number of shares
at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and selling the same numbers at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Prasad
on the other hand followed the strategy of buying shares using all his money at 11:00 a.m. and
selling all of them at 12:00 noon and again buying the shares for all the money at 1:00 p.m. and
again selling all of them at the close of the day at 2:00 p.m.

At the close of the day the following observations were made.

1. Arvind made a profit in the transaction.

2. There was an increase in share price during the closing hour compared to that at 1:00 p.m.

3. Manoj lost money in the transaction.

Which of the following is necessarily false?

a) Share price was at its lowest at 12 noon.

b) Share price was at its highest at 11:00 a.m.

c) Share price at 1:00 p.m. was higher than the share price at 12 noon.

d) None of the above


Seven persons S, T, U, V, W, X and Y live in a building, which has seven floors, but not necessarily
in the same order. Each of them owns a laptop of a different brand among HP, Lenovo, Acer,
Apple, Sony, Toshiba and Dell. The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above the ground floor
is numbered 2 and so on.

S stays on an even numbered floor. X lives above Ts floor and below Us floor, none of them own
either Apple or Dell. The person who owns Toshiba lives in a floor immediately below the floor in
which the person who owns Acer lives, which is not the 3rd floor. W owns Sony and lives above Ss
floor but below Us floor. One among U and S owns Apple. The person who lives on the 6 th floor
owns Dell. More than one floor is there between Ss floor and Ts floor. V neither stays on an odd
numbered floor nor owns Dell. X does not own Lenovo.

Q5. Who stays on the third floor?

a) T

b) U

c) W

d) X
6. Which of the following combinations is correct?

a) X-Acer

b) T-Lenovo

c) Y-Toshiba

d) None of these
7.How many floors are there between Ts floor and Ys floor?

a) Zero

b) One

c) Two

d) Four
8.Which of the following statements is / are true?

a) Y stays on the sixth floor

b) X owns HP

c) V does not own Acer

d) More than one of the above


9. Directions for question 33: Type in your answer in the input box provided below the question.
Anandita and Bhuvaneshwari can finish reading a book in 5 hours and 6 hours respectively. They
sit down to read their respective copies of the same book. They spend some time discussing the
characters and in any hour, they could read, between the two of them, 21 pages less than what
they would have read together, if they were not discussing. In 3 hours, the total number of pages
read by them is equal to the number of pages in the book. How many pages are there in the book?

10.In how many ways can 4 identical red balls, 6 identical green balls and 5 identical blue balls be
arranged in a row such that all the blue balls are together and no two red balls are together?

a) 490 Your answer is correct

b) 510

c) 480

d) 520
11. Directions for questions 4 and 5: Type in your answer in the input box provided below the
question.
Find the 69th term in the sequence

10, 5, 2, 11, 22, 35, . . . .

12.Brine containing 10% salt by weight is dried to get moist salt containing 80% salt by weight.
How many kilograms of moist salt can be obtained from 88 kg of brine?

a) 6.6

b) 2.2

c) 8.8

d) 11

13.A robot is programmed to move in a particular way. Initially, it is at a point O on a line . For
the first 10 seconds, it moves at a speed of 10 m/s along the line. For the next 10 seconds, it
moves at half the speed. In the next period of 10s, its speed again decreases by half and it also
reverses its direction. It continues in this way, decreasing its speed by half every 10s and
reversing its direction every 20s. After one hour, if it is at the point P, find the approximate length
of OP in metres.

a) 144 Your answer is incorrect

b) 120

c) 80

d) 100
14.All the angles in the figure are right angles. The perimeter of the figure is 70. Find the area in
terms of a.

a) 25a(6 a)

b) 27a(6 a)

c) 25a(5 a)

d) 27a(5 a)
15. A clock works only for 16 out of 24 hours every day. But in those 16 hours, it moves at a uniform
rate and shows the passing of 24 hours. Another clock works only for 12 hours out of every 24
hours. If it moves at twice the speed of the first clock, how many days does it take to display the
passing of 9 days?

16.In how many ways can 6 boys and 4 girls be seated around a circular table so that no two girls
are adjacent?

a) (6!)2

b) 2(6!)2

c) 2(5!)2

d) 3(5!)2