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Verbal Ability Questions

January 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 4 Verbal Ability Questions: Each verbal ability question below contains six statements followed by four sets of combinations of three; Choose the set in which the statement are logically related.

1. A. No school boy studies hard.
B. All school boys go to school.
C. Some school boys are good at games.
D. All school girls study hard.

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Solving more problems by Lateral thinking

January 27th, 2011 | 9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Lateral Thinking is a powerful method to use the unused potential of brain. This is originally propounded by Edward De Bono.  In this post various simple methods which can bring about lateral thinking capabilities in a reader are described.

To know more about Lateral Thinking

In this post I am presenting my favorite collection of more than 50 Lateral Thinking puzzles/riddles/questions/statements. Some of them are really tricky. Hope you will like it

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Common Mistakes in English Usage

January 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Whether you like it or not, any management entrance examination like CAT, XAT, SNAP, etc. will judge you by your quality of using right word in right context. The first thing you should do is to avoid the most common spelling mistakes. Below you’ll find 10 such mistakes to get you started.

10 common spelling mistakes

1. accept / except

INCORRECT: Please except this gift.
CORRECT: Please accept this gift.

Except, as a verb, means to exclude or leave out. As a preposition it means “with the exception of.” Accept means “to receive willingly.” For example: We visited every landmark except the Eiffel Tower. The school is accepting only those students who have had their shots; all others are excepted.

2. advice / advise

INCORRECT: He refused to take my advise.
CORRECT: He refused to take my advice.

Advise is a verb. The s has the sound of “z.” Advice is a noun. The c has the sound of “s.”

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Data Sufficiency Sample Questions

January 19th, 2011 | 7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Direction for next 5 Data Sufficiency Sample Questions: Each Data Sufficiency Sample Questions n is followed by some data.

Mark [a], if I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Mark [b], if II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
Mark [c], if both I and II needed to answer the question.
Mark [d], if neither I nor II is sufficient to answer the question.
Mark [e], if either I or II is sufficient to answer the question but not both.

1. Will the new mayor prove more useful than the last one?
I. The new mayor has preformed a number of urgently required tasks for the benefit of the city.
II. The new mayor is disciplined and is achievement-oriented.

2. Are colleges today understaffed?
I. The paucity of teachers is reflected in the unmanageably high number of students per teacher.
II. Many posts in colleges lie vacant as there is a dearth of qualified personnel.

3. How has the trading business fared in the last two months?
I. Due to rising demands from other countries in the last couple of months the actual market size increased for traders.
II. Thanks to increased capacities, traders were able to meet the rise in demand.

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Verbal Sample Questions

January 16th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Verbal Sample Questions: Directions for next 3 Verbal Sample Questions: Read the passage given below and answer the verbal sample questions accordingly.

In a certain society, there are two marriage groups, Red and Brown. No marriage is permitted within a group. On marriage, males become part of their wife’s group: women remain in their own group. Children belong to the same group as their parents. Widowers and divorced males revert to the group of their birth. Marriage to more than one person at the same time and marriage to a direct descendant are forbidden.

1. A Brown female could have had
I. a grandfather born Red
II. a grandmother born Red
III. two grandfathers born Brown.
a. I only
b. II only
c. I and II only
d. I, II and III

2. A male born into the Brown group may have
a. an uncle in either group
b. a Brown daughter
c. a son-in-law born into the Red group
d. a daughter-in-law in the Red group.

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Quantitative Questions

January 15th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Sample Quantitative Questions: Direction for next 2 Quantitative questions: Answer the following quantitative questions on the basis of data given below. x , y , z are positive integers such that x + y + z = 100,

1. Find the probability that x > 20, y > 10 , z > 20 .
a) 23/99
b) 1/7
c) 7/33
d) 1/8
e) 8/33

2. Find the number of possible solutions for the equation in the previous question, If 25 < x < 51, y > 10 and z > 15.
a) 900
b) 1176

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Reasoning Ability Questions

January 5th, 2011 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Reasoning Ability Questions- Directions for next 4 Reasoning Ability Questions: Answer the reasoning ability questions on the basis of the information given below.

Farooq, Vivek, Rakesh and Dipti were playing a computer game. The object was to shoot down planes and birds with a missile. Shooting down a plane fetched 50 points and shooting down a bird fetched 10 points. Each one shot at least 4 planes. Farooq, Vivek, Rakesh and Dipti won 700, 600, 550 and 450 points, respectively at the end of their games.

1. If all the four players shot the same number of birds, by how much did the total number of planes shot by Farooq and Vivek exceed those shot by Rakesh and Dipti?
a. 8
b. 6
c. 4
d. Data Insufficient

2. What is the total number of ways in which the four players could have scored their respectively scores?
a. 4752
b. 7920
c. 34
d. 38

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