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Data Sufficiency Questions

October 28th, 2009 | 11 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Data Sufficiency Questions: Directions for next 3 Data Sufficiency Questions: Each Data Sufficiency Questions is followed by two statements, A and B. Answer each question using the following instructions:

Choose (1) if the question can be answered by one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered by using the other statement alone.
Choose (2) if the question can be answered by using either statement alone.
Choose (3) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered by using either statement alone.
Choose (4) if the question cannot be answered even by using both statements together.

1. A alone can complete the task in 10 days and B alone in 12 days. On which day does the task get completed?
A. A and B take turns, working on alternate days.
B. On the 3rd day it is A’s turn
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

2. Which is the smallest of the three positive integers a, b and c?
A. ab = 6
B. bc = 12, ac = 8
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

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Logical Reasoning Questions

October 25th, 2009 | 18 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Logical Reasoning Questions- Directions for next 4 logical reasoning questions: Refer two the table below and answer the logical reasoning questions that follow.

A shop wants to clear some slow-moving stock. It decides to offer some items free others. More than one item and more than one unit of an item can be offered as a free gift with a purchase. The combined price of the free gifts should not be more than 10% of the price of the item bought. Food items should be moved first.

The shop selects the following items for such offers.

Items (Rs.) Price (Rs.) Quantity (No.)
Pack of biscuits

Box of cornflakes

Cake of shop

Pen

Frying pan

Shirt

48

80

20

4

125

250

65

40

50

30

50

40

1. How many combinations of free gifts can be given with a shirt?
a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6

2. If biscuits can be offered only with cornflakes or frying pans, how much of the latter two items will be left?
a. 25 cornflakes
b. 25 frying pans
c. 27 cornflakes
d. 15 cornflakes

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IIMs use biometrics to prevent CAT applicants from cheating

October 19th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Find below a special report by Business Standard;  Source Link : Here

CAT 2009 will be conducted between November 28 and December 7

To avoid a repeat of the Common Admission Test (CAT) paper leak in 2003, the Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs), which conduct the exam usually, spend a tense few months to ensure there are no leaks and glitches. This time around, aided by technology and a professional examination conducting company, the IIMs are confident there will be no security breaches.
Prometric, the company that bagged the contract to conduct the computer-based examination this year has a security mechanism in place which will help the IIMs manage over 2 lakh applications received this year. Also being introduced is capturing of biometric information which will ensure that no fradulent motives like writing the exam twice or using a proxy candidate can be used.
It is learnt that despite the instructions given to students in the CAT bulletin, nearly 1,000 applications every year get rejected by the IIMs due to discrepancies in the forms of which a few of them are suspected to be deliberate.
“Till last year, there were cases where the photographs would not match or candidates would not attach their photographs while applying for hall ticket. Since there were chances of somebody else appearing as proxy for these candidates, the institute used to reject such cases. On an average, the institute used to come across 100-200 such cases involving photographs,” said a source.
Similarly, incomplete forms and those with different names also used to get rejected. “Some candidates used to register on CAT Bulletin by a different name and would later apply for hall ticket with a different name. However, the institute was alert enough to identify such inconsistencies and reject the forms. This also used to create some hue and cry among the candidates. However, the new security measures like capturing candidates’ pictures and biometric information will make it almost impossible to make any attempts of fraud,” the sourceFind  added.

To avoid a repeat of the Common Admission Test (CAT) paper leak in 2003, the Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs), which conduct the exam usually, spend a tense few months to ensure there are no leaks and glitches. This time around, aided by technology and a professional examination conducting company, the IIMs are confident there will be no security breaches.

Prometric, the company that bagged the contract to conduct the computer-based examination this year has a security mechanism in place which will help the IIMs manage over 2 lakh applications received this year. Also being introduced is capturing of biometric information which will ensure that no fradulent motives like writing the exam twice or using a proxy candidate can be used.

It is learnt that despite the instructions given to students in the CAT bulletin, nearly 1,000 applications every year get rejected by the IIMs due to discrepancies in the forms of which a few of them are suspected to be deliberate.

“Till last year, there were cases where the photographs would not match or candidates would not attach their photographs while applying for hall ticket. Since there were chances of somebody else appearing as proxy for these candidates, the institute used to reject such cases. On an average, the institute used to come across 100-200 such cases involving photographs,” said a source.

Similarly, incomplete forms and those with different names also used to get rejected. “Some candidates used to register on CAT Bulletin by a different name and would later apply for hall ticket with a different name. However, the institute was alert enough to identify such inconsistencies and reject the forms. This also used to create some hue and cry among the candidates. However, the new security measures like capturing candidates’ pictures and biometric information will make it almost impossible to make any attempts of fraud,” the source added.

Logical Questions

October 18th, 2009 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized
Directions for next 5 questions:
At the start of game, A and B between them had four times as much money as C while B & C together had three times as much as A. At the end, A & B between them had three times as much as C, while B & C together had twice as much as A. B finished Rs. 200 poorer at the end. A, B, C are the only players.
1. What fraction of the total money did C have at the beginning of the game ?
(a) 1/3
(b) 1/8
(c) 2/9
(d) 1/5
2. What fraction of the total money did A win (or lose)?
(a) won 1/12
(b) lost 1/6
(c) lost 1/3
(d) won 1/5
3. What amount did B start with ?
(a) Rs. 575
(b) Rs. 375
(c) Rs. 825
(d) Rs. 275
4. What amount did C win (lose)?
(a) lost Rs. 50
(b) won Rs. 75
(c) lost Rs. 125
(d) won Rs. 175
5. How much money did A have at the end of the game?
(a) Rs. 375
(b) Rs. 500
(c) Rs. 325
(d) Rs. 1100

Logical Questions: Directions for next 5 Logical Questions questions: Answer these Logical Questions on  the basis of the information given below.

At the start of game, A and B between them had four times as much money as C while B & C together had three times as much as A. At the end, A & B between them had three times as much as C, while B & C together had twice as much as A. B finished Rs. 200 poorer at the end. A, B, C are the only players.

1. What fraction of the total money did C have at the beginning of the game ?
(a) 1/3
(b) 1/8
(c) 2/9
(d) 1/5

2. What fraction of the total money did A win (or lose)?
(a) won 1/12
(b) lost 1/6
(c) lost 1/3
(d) won 1/5

3. What amount did B start with ?

(a) Rs. 575
(b) Rs. 375
(c) Rs. 825
(d) Rs. 275

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CAT Sample Questions

October 11th, 2009 | 9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized
Direction for questions 28 to 30:  Answer the questions based on the following information.
Each of the four friends Ms A, Mr.  B, Ms C and Mr. D vacationed at one of the four places (each person vacationed at only one place) – Japan, Nepal, Egypt and Spain (not necessarily in this order). Each visited the places in one of the following months: January, March, May and November, and everyone went in a different month.
I. C vacationed immediately before A but after the man who went for a vacation to Japan.
II. The person who left in March did not go to Egypt and his friend vacationed in May.
III. The person who went to Nepal vacationed immediately after D did.
IV. A and B visited the friend, who went to Spain, to see his pictures.
28. Where did Ms C spend her vacations? (4)
a. Japan b. Nepal c. Egypt d. Spain e. Cannot be determined
29. Who vacationed in the month of March? (3)
a. Ms A b. Mr B c. Ms C d. Mr D e. Both Mr. B and Mr. C
30. Nepal was vacationed in which month? (3)
a. Jan. b. Mar. c. May d. Nov. e. Feb.

CAT Sample Questions: Directions for next 3 CAT Sample Questions: Answer these CAT Sample Questions on the basis of the information given below..

Each of the four friends Ms A, Mr. B, Ms C and Mr. D vacationed at one of the four places (each person vacationed at only one place) Japan, Nepal, Egypt and Spain (not necessarily in this order). Each visited the places in one of the following months: January, March, May and November, and everyone went in a different month.

I. C vacationed immediately before A but after the man who went for a vacation to Japan.
II. The person who left in March did not go to Egypt and his friend vacationed in May.
III. The person who went to Nepal vacationed immediately after D did.
IV. A and B visited the friend, who went to Spain, to see his pictures.

1. Where did Ms C spend her vacations?
a. Japan
b. Nepal
c. Egypt
d. Spain
e. Cannot be determined

2. Who vacationed in the month of March?
a. Ms A
b. Mr B
c. Ms C
d. Mr D
e. Both Mr. B and Mr. C

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Prices Slashed

October 6th, 2009 | 6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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Logical Questions And Answers

October 3rd, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Logical Questions And Answers: Directions for next 4 Logical Questions: Answer these Logical Questions on the basis of the information given below.

Seven faculty members at a management institute frequent a lounge for strong coffee and stimulating conversation. On being asked their visit to the lounge last Friday we got the following responses.

JC: I came in first, and the next two persons to enter were SS and SM. When I left the lounge, JP and VR were present in the lounge DG left with me.

JP: When I entered the lounge with VR, JC was sitting there. There was someone else, but I cannot remember who it was.

SM: I went to the lounge for a short while, and met JC, SS, and DG in the lounge that day.

SS: I left immediately after SM left.

DG: I met JC, SS, SM, JP, and VR during my first vast to me lounge. I went back to my office with JC. When I went to the lounge the second time, JP and VR were there.

PK: I had some urgent work, so I did not sit in the lounge that day, but just collected my coffee and left. JP and DG were the only people in the lounge while I was there

VR: No comments.

Q 1. Based on the responses, which of the two, JP or DG, entered the lounge first?
1. JP
2. DG
3. Both entered together
4. Cannot be deduced

Q 2. Who was sitting with JC when JP entered the lounge?
1. SS
2. SM
3. DG
4. PK

Q 3. How may of the seven members did VR meet on Friday in the lounge?
1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5

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