1. A technical snag in the signal disrupted the services of Delhi Metro for six hours.
Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?
  • 1) The Delhi Metro is running short of technical experts.
  • 2) People keep on complaining about the technical snag occasionally.
  • 3) Any technical irregularity is not expected by the people.
  • 4) There were lot of people who could not reach their work place at the stipulated time.
  • 5) None of these

2. “Attend a free seminar on how to crack CAT examination.” – An advertisement by an institute.
Which of the following can be an assumption of the advertiser?
  • 1) There are other institutes which are also organising such seminars.
  • 2) These seminars are just a gimmick by the advertiser to attract students.
  • 3) There will be people who will respond to this kind of advertisement.
  • 4) The advertisements many a time turn out to be exaggerated.
  • 5) None of these

Directions (Q. 3-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
RBI may begin rate cuts with WPI hitting 26-month low and December industrial growth crashing to 1.8%.
  • (A) WPI in the preceding 25 months were on all-time high.
  • (B) RBI has the authority to make changes in the prevailing rates.
  • (C) Industrial growth in a particular month is not a potent parameter to measure the overall growth.
  • (D) Previous rate cuts by RBI have turned out to be futile
  • (E) RBI takes decision in accordance with the Ministry of Finance.
  • (F) Adjustments in the rate could prove to be a breather for the economy.

3. Which of the following statements could be a possible assumption for the statement given above?
  • 1) Only A
  • 2) Only D
  • 3) Both A and E
  • 4) Both B and C
  • 5) Only B

4. Which of the following if true would weaken the above statement?
  • 1) Only E 
  • 2) Both B and E 
  • 3) Only A
  • 4) Only C 
  • 5) Both C and B

5. Which of the following could be a possible conclusion of the above statement?
  • 1) Only A
  • 2) Only D
  • 3) Only F
  • 4) Only E
  • 5) Both B and D

6. Passage: The reaction of the human body to stress has been well documented. At the onset of stress, when adrenaline enters the blood stream, heart beat, blood pressure and breathing increase. Also released by the adrenals are substances known as glucocorticoids, which migrate through the blood stream to the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus, where sensors monitor the level of glucocorticoids and effectively alert the mind and the body to the extent of stress being experienced.
According to the passage, which of the following is the first reaction of the human body to stress?
  • 1) The hypothalamus alerts the adrenal glands to release adrenaline.
  • 2) Sensors measure the level of glucocorticoids.
  • 3) Glucocorticoids alert the body to the extent of stress being experienced.
  • 4) Glucocorticoids begin to transfer through the blood stream.
  • 5) The blood pressure, breathing and heart beat increase.

7. Passage: Shakespeare wrote in almost all genres: history, comedy, tragedy and tragicomedy, While his plays contained some satires, he is not known for any real satire the way his contemporary Ben Johnson was. Some researchers reviewed that Shakespeare’s choice of three of these types of dramatic forms correlates his various psychological states of life. When he was a young man flourishing in London, he wrote comedies. After this, saddened by the death of his son, his mindset turned to tragic stories. Finally, seasoned by life’s joys and sorrows, he produced tragicomedies. But by looking at the theatre scene of his day one depicts that shakespeare was not so much writing out of his heart feeling but rather acted as a follower of market demand. When comedies were in prevailing fashion, he wrote comedies. When tragedies were in fashion, he wrote tragedies, and when tragicomedies dominated the society, he produced tragicomedies motive for writing. What is the primary motive for writing this passage?
  • 1) Explain the four terms as they are used in discussions of Shakespeares’s dramas
  • 2) Compare Shakespeare’s plays with those of other playrights.
  • 3) Examine Shakespeare’s life in his dramatic works
  • 4) Represent a theory that attempts to explain why Shakespeare wrote these kinds of drama
  • 5) Discuss Shakespeare’s psychological states

8. Passage: In the 1960’s and 1970’s, electoral support for public education was strong on the agenda, mainly due to the result of certain trends in the United States population. For example, enrolments in primary and secondary schools reached their culmination in these years, when the public school students constituted one out of every four members of the United States population. Moreover, parents of children in public school and the employees of public school comprised approximately 40 per cent of the eligible voters in the United States.
The author makes which of the following assumptions?
  • 1) During the 1960’s and 1970’s the employees of public schools always voted in elections that had an impact on their schools.
  • 2) In 1971 the education provided by public schools was on the whole superior to that provided by non-public schools.
  • 3) Enrolment in public schools increased between 1972 and 1974.
  • 4) During the 1960’s and 1970’s, parents of children in public schools tended to vote in support of public education programmes.
  • 5) The number of students attending secondary schools in the United States remained constant in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

9. Statement: Most of the companies in management sector in India have started hiring from management college campuses this year and are likely to recruit many more than yearly recruitment of the earlier years.
Which of the following substantiates the facts stated in the above statement?
  • 1) The availability of qualified managers will substantially increase in the near future
  • 2) The management companies have now decided to visit the management college campuses for tier-II cities in India as well.
  • 3) Government has stepped up recruitment activities after a long gap.
  • 4) The management sector is the only sector in India which is hiring from management college campuses.
  • 5) None of these

10. Cause: The government has recently increased its taxes on diesel and petrol by about 12 per cent.
Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?
  • 1) The petrol pumps will stop selling petrol and diesel till the taxes are rolled back by the government.
  • 2) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 12 per cent.
  • 3) The petroleum companies will reduce the price of petrol and diesel by about 12 per cent.
  • 4) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 6 per cent.
  • 5) None of these

Answers :-
  1. 4
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 4
  5. 3
  6. 5
  7. 4
  8. 4
  9. 2
  10. 4

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