CSAT Paper II

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CSAT Paper II

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  • 1. 
    A works twice as fast as B. If B can complete a work in 12 days independently, the number of days in which A and B can together finish the work in :
    • A. 

      4 days

    • B. 

      6 days

    • C. 

      8 days

    • D. 

      18 days

  • 2. 
    Twenty women can do a work in sixteen days. Sixteen men can complete the same work in fifteen days. What is the ratio between the capacity of a man and a woman?
    • A. 

      3:04

    • B. 

      4:03

    • C. 

      5:03

    • D. 

      Data inadequate

  • 3. 
    Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      20

  • 4. 
    A man can row at 5 kmph in still water. If the velocity of current is 1 kmph and it takes him 1 hour to row to a place and come back, how far is the place?
    • A. 

      2.4

    • B. 

      2.5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      3.6

  • 5. 
    A boat running downstream covers a distance of 16 km in 2 hours while for covering the same distance upstream, it takes 4 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water?
    • A. 

      4 km/hr

    • B. 

      6 km/hr

    • C. 

      8 km/hr

    • D. 

      Data inadequate

  • 6. 
    P can do a work in the same time in which Q and R together can do it. If P and Q work together, the work can be completed in 10 days. R alone needs 50 days to complete the same work. then Q alone can do it in
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      25 days

    • C. 

      20 days

    • D. 

      15 days

  • 7. 
    Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Ques.Statements: No women teacher can play. Some women teachers are athletes. Conclusions: Male athletes can play. Some athletes can play.
    • A. 

      Only conclusion I follows

    • B. 

      Only conclusion II follows

    • C. 

      Either I or II follows

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II follows

  • 8. 
    Question presents a situation and asks you to make a judgment regarding that particular circumstance. Choose an answer based on given information. Ques. Mrs. Jansen recently moved to Arizona. She wants to fill her new backyard with flowering plants. Although she is an experienced gardener, she isn't very well-versed in what plants will do well in the Arizona climate. Also, there is a big tree in her backyard making for shady conditions and she isn't sure what plants will thrive without much direct sunlight. Her favorite gardening catalog offers several backyard seed packages. Which one should Mrs. Jansen choose?
    • A. 

      The Rainbow Collection is ideal for North-east gardens. It includes a variety of colorful perennials that thrive in cool, moist conditions.

    • B. 

      The Greenhouse Collection will blossom year after year if planted in brightly lit locations and watered regularly.

    • C. 

      The Treehouse Collection will provide lush green plants with delicate colorful flowers that thrive in shady and partially shady locations.

    • D. 

      The Oasis Collection includes a variety of perennials that thrive in dry climates and bright sunlight.

  • 9. 
    Satisfaction with co-workers, promotion opportunities, the nature of work, and pay goes with high performance among those with strong growth needs. Among those with weak growth needs, no such relationship is present - and, in fact, satisfaction with promotion opportunities goes with low performance. This passage best supports the statement that:
    • A. 

      Satisfaction is an inevitable organisational variable.

    • B. 

      Job satisfaction and performance are directly and closely related.

    • C. 

      Relationship between job satisfaction and performance is moderated by growth need.

    • D. 

      Every organisation has few employees having weak growth need.

  • 10. 
    The press should not be afraid of upholding and supporting a just and righteous cause. It should not be afraid of criticising the government in a healthy manner. The press has to be eternally vigilant to protect the rights of the workers, backward and suppressed sections of the society. It should also give a balanced view of the things so that people can be helped in the formation of a healthy public opinion. This passage best supports the statement that:
    • A. 

      Press has a great role to play in a democracy.

    • B. 

      The press is the only means to project to the masses the policies of the government.

    • C. 

      The freedom of press is essential for the proper functioning of democracy.

    • D. 

      The press can be used by the governments as an effective media for the upliftment of the backward sections of society.

  • 11. 
    Choose a figure which would most closely resemble the unfolded form of Figure (Z).
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 12. 
    Ravi left home and cycled 10 km towards South, then turned right and cycled 5 km and then again turned right and cycled 10 km. After this he turned left and cycled 10 km. How many kilometers will he have to cycle to reach his home straight?
    • A. 

      10 km

    • B. 

      15 km

    • C. 

      20 km

    • D. 

      25 km

  • 13. 
    Some boys are sitting in three rows all facing North such that A is in the middle row. P is just to the right of A but in the same row. Q is just behind of P while R is in the North of A. In which direction of R is Q?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      South-West

    • C. 

      North-East

    • D. 

      South-East

  • 14. 
    Study the following figure and answer the questions given below. Ques. By which letter, the people who live in joint family but are neither married nor teachers are represented ?
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      R

    • C. 

      Q

    • D. 

      S

  • 15. 
    In an Exhibition seven cars of different companies - Cadillac, Ambassador, Fiat, Maruti, Mercedes, Bedford and Fargo are standing facing to east in the following order : Cadillac is next to right of Fargo. Fargo is fourth to the right of Fiat. Maruti car is between Ambassador and Bedford. Fiat which is third to the left of Ambassador, is at one end. Ques. Which one of the following is the correct position of Mercedes ?
    • A. 

      Next to the left of Cadillac

    • B. 

      Next to the left of Bedford

    • C. 

      Between Bedford and Fargo

    • D. 

      Fourth to the right of Maruti.

  • 16. 
    Each of these questions are based on the information given below: A ,B, C, D and E are five men sitting in a line facing to south - while M, N, O, P and Q are five ladies sitting in a second line parallel to the first line and are facing to North. B who is just next to the left of D, is opposite to Q. C and N are diagonally opposite to each other. E is opposite to O who is just next right of M. P who is just to the left of Q, is opposite to D. M is at one end of the line. Ques. If B shifts to the place of E, E shifts to the place of Q, and Q shifts to the place of B, then who will be the second to the left of the person opposite to O ?
    • A. 

      Q

    • B. 

      P

    • C. 

      E

    • D. 

      D

  • 17. 
    ​Answer the questions based on the given line graph. Ratio of Exports to Imports (in terms of money in Rs. crores) of Two Companies Over the Years 6. Ques. In how many of the given years were the exports more than the imports for Company A?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 18. 
    If the imports of Company A in 1997 were increased by 40 percent, what would be the ratio of exports to the increased imports?
    • A. 

      1.2

    • B. 

      1.25

    • C. 

      1.3

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 19. 
    If the exports of Company A in 1998 were Rs. 237 crores, what was the amount of imports in that year?
    • A. 

      Rs. 189.6 crores

    • B. 

      Rs. 243 crores

    • C. 

      Rs. 281 crores

    • D. 

      Rs. 316 crores

  • 20. 
    In 1995, the export of Company A was double that of Company B. If the imports of Company A during the year was Rs. 180 crores, what was the approximate amount of imports pf Company B during that year?
    • A. 

      Rs. 190 crores

    • B. 

      Rs. 210 crores

    • C. 

      Rs. 225 crores

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 21. 
    In which year(s) was the difference between impors and exports of Company B the maximum?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      1996

    • C. 

      1998 and 2000

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 22. 
    In a school the periodical examination are held every second month. In a session during April 2001 - March 2002, a student of Class IX appeared for each of the periodical exams. The aggregate marks obtained by him in each perodical exam are represented in the line-graph given below. Marks Obtained by student in Six Periodical Held in Every Two Months During the Year in the Session 2001 - 2002. Maximum Total Marks in each Periodical Exam = 500 6.Ques. In which periodical exams did the student obtain the highest percentage increase in marks over the previous periodical exams ?
    • A. 

      June, 01

    • B. 

      August, 01

    • C. 

      Oct, 01

    • D. 

      Dec, 01

  • 23. 
    The total number of marks obtained in Feb. 02 is what percent of the total marks obtained in April 01 ?
    • A. 

      110%

    • B. 

      112.50%

    • C. 

      115%

    • D. 

      116.50%

  • 24. 
    What is the percentage of marks obtained by the student in the periodical exams of August, 01 and Oct, 01 taken together ?
    • A. 

      73.25%

    • B. 

      75.50%

    • C. 

      77%

    • D. 

      78.75%

  • 25. 
    What are the average marks obtained by the student in all the periodical exams during the last session ?
    • A. 

      373

    • B. 

      379

    • C. 

      381

    • D. 

      385

  • 26. 
    In which periodical exams there is a fall in percentage of marks as compared to the previous periodical exams ?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      June, 01

    • C. 

      Oct, 01

    • D. 

      Feb, 02

  • 27. 
    Passage I The strength of Indian Democracy lies in its tradition, in the fusion of the ideas of democracy and national independence w hich w as the characteristic of the Indian Nationalist Movement long before independence. Although the British retained supreme authority in India until 1947, the provincial elections of 1937 provided real exercise in democratic practice before national independence. During the Pacific w ar India was not overrun or seriously invaded by the Japanese and after the war was over, the transfer of pow er to a government of the Indian Congress Party was a peaceful one as far as Britain was concerned. By 1947 'Indianisation' had already gone far in the Indian Civil Service and Army, so that the new government could start w ith effective instruments of central control. After independence, how ever, India w as faced w ith tw o vast problems; the first, that of economic grow th from a very low level of production and the second w as that of ethnic diversity and the aspirations of sub nationalities. The Congress leadership was more aw are of the former problem than of the second. As a new political elite w hich had rebelled not only against the British Raj but also against India's old social order, they w ere conscious of the need to initiate economic development and undertake social reforms, but as nationalists w ho had led a struggle against the alien rule on behalf of all parts of India, they took the cohesion of the Indian nation too much for granted and underestimated the centrifugal forces of ethnic division, which were bound to be accentuated rather than diminished as the popular masses w ere more and more drawn into politics. The Congress party w as originally opposed to the idea of recognizing any division of India on a linguistic basis and preferred to retain the old provinces of British India which often cut across linguistic boundaries. However, this was later conceded as the basis for a federal 'Indian Union'. The rights granted to the States created new problems for the Central Government. The idea of making Hindi the national language of a united India w as thwarted by the recalcitrance of the speakers of other important Indian languages and the autonomy of the States rendered central economic planning extremely difficult. Land reforms remained under the control of the States and many large-scale economic projects required a degree of cooperation betw een the Central Government and one or more of the States w hich, it w as found, w as impossible to achieve. Coordination of policies w as difficult even when the Congress party was in pow er both in the State and at the Centre. When a Congress Government in Delhi w as confronted with non-Congress parties in office in the States, it became much harder.Ques. Which of the following problems was India faced with after Independence ?
    • A. 

      Military attack from a country across the border.

    • B. 

      Lack of coordination between the Central and State Governments.

    • C. 

      Improper coordination of various Government policies

    • D. 

      Increasing the production from a very low level

  • 28. 
    Which of the following issues was not appropriately realized by the Central Government.
    • A. 

      Ethnic diversity of the people

    • B. 

      A national language for the country

    • C. 

      Implementation of the formulated policies

    • D. 

      Centre -State relations

  • 29. 
    Why was central economic planning found to be difficult? 
    • A. 

      Multiplicity of States and Union Territories

    • B. 

      Lack of coordination in different Government departments

    • C. 

      Autonomy given to the States in certain matters

    • D. 

      Lack of will in implementing land reforms

  • 30. 
    Why was the linguistic reorganization of the State accepted? 
    • A. 

      The States w ere not cooperating w ith the Central Government

    • B. 

      Non- Congress Governments in the States demanded such a reorganization of the

    • C. 

      No common national language emerged

    • D. 

      Strong pressure from the States w as exerted on the Central Government to create such

  • 31. 
    Which, according to the passage, can be cited as an exercise in democratic practice in India before Independence?
    • A. 

      The handing over of pow er by the British to India

    • B. 

      The Indianisation of the Indian Civil Service

    • C. 

      A neutral role played by the Army

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Passage IIThe object underlying the rules of natural justice "is to prevent miscarriage of justice" ans secure "fair play in action" As pointed out earlier the requirement about recording of reasons for its decision by an administrative authority exercising quasi-judicial functions achieves his object by excluding changes of arbitrariness and ensuring a degree of fairness in the process of decision making. Keeping in view the expanding horizon of the principle of natural justice which govern exercise of power by administrative authorities. The rules of natural justice are not embodied rules. The extent of their application depends upon the particularly statutory framework where under jurisdication has been conferred on the administrative authority. with regard to the exercise of particular power by an administrative authority including exercise of judicial or quasi-judicial functions the legislature, while conferring the said power, may feel that it would not be in the larger public interest that the reasons for the order passed by the administrative authority be recorded in the order and be communicated to the aggrieved party and it may dispense with such a requirement.Ques. "The rules of the natural justice are not embodies rules" means that these rules
    • A. 

      Are left deliberately vague

    • B. 

      Cannot be satisfactorily interpreted

    • C. 

      Are flexible

    • D. 

      Cannot be visualised

  • 33. 
    From the passage it is clear that it is the legislature that
    • A. 

      Invests the administrative authority with enormous powers

    • B. 

      Embodies rules

    • C. 

      Has the larger interests of public welfare

    • D. 

      Leaves administrative authority enough discretion to interpret rules

  • 34. 
    According to the passage, there is always a gap between
    • A. 

      Rules of natural justice and their application

    • B. 

      Conception of a rule and its concretisation

    • C. 

      Demand for natural justice and its realisation

    • D. 

      Intention and execution

  • 35. 
    "To dispense with a requirement" means
    • A. 

      To do without the demand

    • B. 

      To drop the charge

    • C. 

      To cancel all formal procedure

    • D. 

      To alter the provisions of the case

  • 36. 
    According to the passage, natural justice can be brought about by
    • A. 

      Administrative authority remaining vigilant

    • B. 

      Administrative authority upholding rules of natural justice

    • C. 

      Administrative authority farming rules suitably

    • D. 

      Administrative authority observing the rules of fair play

  • 37. 
    (Ques37 to 40)In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statementQues. Statement: The weather bureau has through a recent bulletin forecast heavy rainfall during the next week which may cause water logging in several parts of the city.Courses of Action: The bulletin should be given wide publicity through the mass media. The civic authority should keep in readiness the pumping system for removal of water from these parts. The people should be advised to stay indoors during the period.
    • A. 

      None follows

    • B. 

      Only I and II follow

    • C. 

      Only II follows

    • D. 

      Only II and III follow

  • 38. 
    Statement: A train derailed near a station while moving over a bridge and fell into a river, resulting in the death of 65 people.Courses of Action: The Railway Authorities should clarify the reason of the accident to the Government. The Government should allocate funds to compensate the destruction caused. The protection walls of the bridge should be made strong enough to avoid such accidents.
    • A. 

      Only I and II follow

    • B. 

      Only II and III follow

    • C. 

      Only III follows

    • D. 

      All follow

  • 39. 
    Statement: Poverty is increasing because the people, who are deciding how to tackle it, know absolutely nothing about the poor.Courses of Action: The decision makers should go to the grass root levels. The decision makers should come from the poorer sections of the society. A new set of decision makers should replace the existing one
    • A. 

      Only I follows

    • B. 

      Only II follows

    • C. 

      Only either I or III follows

    • D. 

      All follow

  • 40. 
    Statement: Besides looks and appearances, it is also important to develop oneself from within.Courses of Action: One should not pay attention to fashion. One should pay attention to fashion. Books on self-development should be encouraged.
    • A. 

      Only I follows

    • B. 

      Only II follows

    • C. 

      Only III follows

    • D. 

      Only I and III follow