Mock Test 17 - CSAT Paper II

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Mock Test 17 - CSAT Paper II

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  • 1. 
    The following table gives the percentage distribution of population of five states, P, Q, R, S and T on the basis of poverty line and also on the basis of sex.StatePercentage of Population below the Poverty LineProportion of Males and FemalesBelow Poverty LineAbove Poverty LineM : FM : FP355 : 66 : 7Q253 : 54 : 5R241 : 22 : 3S193 : 24 : 3T155 : 33 : 2 Ques. If the male population above poverty line for State R is 1.9 million, then the total population of State R is?
    • A. 

      4.5 million

    • B. 

      4.85 million

    • C. 

      5.35 million

    • D. 

      6.25 million

  • 2. 
    What will be the number of females above the poverty line in the State S if it is known that the population of State S is 7 million?
    • A. 

      3 million

    • B. 

      2.43 million

    • C. 

      1.33 million

    • D. 

      5.7 million

  • 3. 
    What will be the male population above poverty line for State P if the female population below poverty line for State P is 2.1 million?
    • A. 

      2.1 million

    • B. 

      2.3 million

    • C. 

      2.7 million

    • D. 

      3.3 million

  • 4. 
    If the population of males below poverty line for State Q is 2.4 million and that for State T is 6 million, then the total populations of States Q and T are in the ratio?
    • A. 

      1:3

    • B. 

      2:5

    • C. 

      3:7

    • D. 

      4:9

  • 5. 
    The following bar chart shows the composition of the GDP two countries (India and Pakistan).Composition of GDP of Two CountriesQues. If the total GDP of Pakistan is Rs. 10,000 crore, then a GDP accounted for by Manufacturing is ?
    • A. 

      Rs.200 crore

    • B. 

      Rs.600 crore

    • C. 

      Rs.2,000 crore

    • D. 

      Rs.6,000 crore

  • 6. 
    What fraction of India's GDP is accounted for by Services ?
    • A. 

      (6/33)th

    • B. 

      (1/5)th

    • C. 

      (2/3)rd

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 7. 
    If the total GDP of India is Rs.30,000 crores, then the GDP accounted for by Agriculture, Services and Miscellaneous is ?
    • A. 

      Rs.18,500 crore

    • B. 

      Rs.18,000 crore

    • C. 

      Rs.21,000 crore

    • D. 

      Rs.15,000 crore

  • 8. 
    Which country accounts for higher earning out of Services and Miscellaneous together ?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Pakistan

    • C. 

      Both spend equal amounts

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 9. 
    If the total GDP is the same for both the countries, then what percentage is Pakistan's income through agriculture over India's income through Services ?
    • A. 

      100 %

    • B. 

      200 %

    • C. 

      133.33 %

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Statement : Should the private companies be allowed to build their own railway tracks and run passenger and goods trains in India?Arguments : I. Yes, this will benefit the passengers and other customers as they will get better service at cheaper rates. II. No, the private companies will compromise on safely aspects and hence should not be allowed.
    • A. 

      if only argument I is strong.

    • B. 

      If only argument II is strong.

    • C. 

      if either argument I or II is strong.

    • D. 

      If neither argument I nor II is strong.

  • 11. 
    Statement : Should India stop spending huge sums of money for producing nuclear weapons?Arguments : I. No, we need to equip ourselves with considerable level of nuclear weapons to ward off any threat from other nations. II. Yes, instead the money should be spent on education and developing infrastructural facilities to boost our economy.
    • A. 

      if only argument I is strong.

    • B. 

      if only argument II is strong.

    • C. 

      if either argument I or II is strong.

    • D. 

      if neither argument I nor II is strong.

  • 12. 
    Statement : Should the maintenance of all roads in the big cities be entrusted to private companies?Arguments : I. Yes, this is the only way to ensure good conditions of the roads throughout the year. II. No, the private companies are not capable of maintaining all the roads.
    • A. 

      If only argument I is strong.

    • B. 

      if only argument II is strong.

    • C. 

      if either argument I or II is strong.

    • D. 

      if neither argument I nor II is strong.

  • 13. 
    Statement : Should India stop exploring presence of hydrocarbons in both onshare and offshore locations?Arguments : I. Yes, these leads to wastage of precious resources as the hydrocarbon reserves are scanty. II. No, we must try to become less dependent on foreign countries for our energy needs by exploring all possibilities.
    • A. 

      If only argument I is strong.

    • B. 

      if only argument II is strong.

    • C. 

      if either argument I or II is strong.

    • D. 

      if neither argument I nor II is strong.

  • 14. 
    Directions for Q: Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions given below it.Following are the conditions for allotment of flats built by Town Council in the newly developed area of city Guragaon. The applicant must :A. produce domicile certificate of the StateB. be employed or self employed in Gurgaon for minimum of 5 yearsC. be ready to pay the entire amount in 5 years periodD. not be owner or co-owner (if spouce is owner) of a residential accommodation in the city limit of GurgaonE. not be less than 35 years of age as on 31st Dec 1996.In case of applicant who satisfies all other criteria except:I. at A above, be referred to President of Town CouncilII. at B above, but is ready to produce ration card of last five years should be referred to Vice-Chairman of House Allotment Committee.III. At C above, but is a freedom fighter or an ex-serviceman or first relation i.e., son/daughter/husband/wife of freedom fighter/ex-serviceman should be referred to Vice-Chairman of House Allotment Committee who can give concession per payment upto 15 years in such cases. The last date for receipt of application was 31st Dec, 1996. Conditions set out in terms of age or duration of stay are to be fulfilled as on 31st Dec, 1996. Based on these criteria and information provided below, decide the course of action in each case. You are not to assume anything extra. If the data provided is not adequate to decide the given course of action, your answer will be `data inadequate’. The cases are given to you as on 1st Jan, 1997.Ques. Indrajeet Lal is a young business man, domicile of the State who was born and brought up in Gurgaon. He can pay the entire amount in less than 3 years if required. He has opened his shop on his 26th birthday i.e., on 23rd Feb, 1989. He stays with his father but is not having any ownership rights in the house owned by his father.
    • A. 

      Data inadequate

    • B. 

      Refer to the Chairman

    • C. 

      Refer to the Vice-Chairman

    • D. 

      Do not allot flat

  • 15. 
    Shamim Hasan is an ex-serviceman who is a native of Gurgaon. He stays in a rented house and is working as security officer in a factory for last 2 years after his retirement from the army at the age of 35 years. He has a ration card issued to him recently. He is ready the to pay the entire amount in 5 years.
    • A. 

      Allot flat

    • B. 

      Refer to the Chairman

    • C. 

      Do not allot flat

    • D. 

      Data inadequate

  • 16. 
    Statement : State Government imposes a monthly tax on the salary of all the employees. The tax amount varies according to the income slab. The Central Government also imposes tax on the same income, which is known as the income tax. This is against the theory of taxation.Conclusions
    • A. 

      A regular collection, irrespective of the income slab, by the Central Government is the income tax.

    • B. 

      The Central Government should not collect any tax on income.

    • C. 

      Income tax should not vary according to the income slabs.

    • D. 

      Tax should be imposed only once on an individual.

  • 17. 
    Statement : PVC shoe producers union has welcomed the announcement of the relief on production surcharge from Rs.50 per pair to Rs.75 per pair.Conclusions :
    • A. 

      All PVC shoe producers are members of this union.

    • B. 

      Relief on production surcharge to Rs.50 on every pair of shoes, had been given only recently.

    • C. 

      Union had demanded an increase in relief.

    • D. 

      Government will collect more production surcharge.

  • 18. 
    Statement : Ministry of Tourism in its one of the reports revealed that due to recent social disturbances in the country, the number of foreign tourists has decreased considerably, which resulted in a financial loss of Rs.100 crore.Courses of Action: I. The Government should provide financial support to the tourism sector. II. Foreign tourists should be informed that they visit the country at their risk.
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I follows.

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II follows.

    • C. 

      If either I or II follows.

    • D. 

      If neither I nor II follows.

  • 19. 
    Statement : The rates of interest on Post Office recurring deposit accounts have been increased with effect from 1st Oct. This has been done to attract more deposits.Courses of Action: I. Efforts should also be made to make the public aware about this increase in the rate of interest. II. If the deposits don’t increase in next six months, the rate of interest should be further increased.
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I follows.

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II follows.

    • C. 

      If either I or II follows.

    • D. 

      If both conclusions I and II follows.

  • 20. 
    Statement : Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the Monsoon, we have some cases of conjunctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years.Courses of Action: I. Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check the epidemic. II. People should be advised to drink boiled water during the Monsoon season.
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I follows.

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II follows.

    • C. 

      If either I or II follows.

    • D. 

      If neither I nor II follows.

  • 21. 
    From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top tower is 30º. If the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is:
    • A. 

      149 m

    • B. 

      156 m

    • C. 

      173 m

    • D. 

      200 m

  • 22. 
    Two ships are sailing in the sea on the two sides of a lighthouse. The angle of elevation of the top of the lighthouse is observed from the ships are 30º and 45º respectively. If the lighthouse is 100 m high, the distance between the two ships is:
    • A. 

      173 m

    • B. 

      200 m

    • C. 

      273 m

    • D. 

      300 m

  • 23. 
    The captain of a cricket team of 11 members is 26 years old and the wicket keeper is 3 years older. If the ages of these two are excluded, the average age of the remaining players is one year less than the average age of the whole team. What is the average age of the team? - See more at:
    • A. 

      23 years

    • B. 

      24 years

    • C. 

      25 years

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 24. 
    A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way, however, the train lost about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:
    • A. 

      100 kmph

    • B. 

      110 kmph

    • C. 

      120 kmph

    • D. 

      130 kmph

  • 25. 
    In a certain school, 20% of students are below 8 years of age. The number of students above 8 years of age is 2/3 of the number of students of 8 years of age which is 48. What is the total number of students in the school?
    • A. 

      72

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      100

  • 26. 
    A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4 hours to cover the same distance running downstream. What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of the water current respectively?
    • A. 

      2 : 1

    • B. 

      3 : 2

    • C. 

      8 : 3

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 27. 
    In a mixture 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water 2 : 1. If the this ratio is to be 1 : 2, then the quanity of water to be further added is:
    • A. 

      20 litres

    • B. 

      30 litres

    • C. 

      40 litres

    • D. 

      60 litres

  • 28. 
    The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a college is 7 : 8. If the percentage increase in the number of boys and girls be 20% and 10% respectively, what will be the new ratio?
    • A. 

      8 : 9

    • B. 

      17 : 18

    • C. 

      21 : 22

    • D. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 29. 
    The angle of elevation of the sun, when the length of the shadow of a tree 3 times the height of the tree, is:
    • A. 

      30 degrees

    • B. 

      45 degrees

    • C. 

      60 degrees

    • D. 

      90 degrees

  • 30. 
    How much time will the leak take to empty the full cistern?I. The cistern is normally filled in 9 hours. II. It takes one hour more than the usual time to fill the cistern because of la leak in the bottom.
    • A. 

      I alone sufficient while II alone not sufficient to answer

    • B. 

      II alone sufficient while I alone not sufficient to answer

    • C. 

      Either I or II alone sufficient to answer

    • D. 

      Both I and II are necessary to answer

  • 31. 
    Passage IBut I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill large animal.) Besides, there was the beast's owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived, and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.Ques31. The phrase 'Preoccupied grandmotherly air' signifies
    • A. 

      Being totally unconcerned

    • B. 

      Pretending to be very busy

    • C. 

      A very superior attitude

    • D. 

      Calm, dignified and affectionate disposition

  • 32. 
    From the passage it appears that the author was
    • A. 

      An inexperienced hunter

    • B. 

      Kind and considerate

    • C. 

      Possessed with fear

    • D. 

      A worried man

  • 33. 
    The author did not want to shoot the elephant because he
    • A. 

      Was afraid of it

    • B. 

      Did not have the experience of shooting big animals

    • C. 

      Did not wish to kill animal which was not doing anybody any harm

    • D. 

      Did not find the elephant to be ferocious

  • 34. 
    Passage IIHarold a professional man who had worked in an office for many years had a fearful dream. In it, he found himself in a land where small slug-like animals with slimy tentacles lived on people's bodies. The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go. Harold suddenly realised that he himself was covered with these things, and he woke up screaming. In a vivid sequence of pictures this dream dramatised for Harold what he had never been able to put in to words; he saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. He later threw off the "security bug" and took up freelance work.Ques34. In his dream Harold found the loathsome creatures
    • A. 

      In his village

    • B. 

      In his own house

    • C. 

      In a different land

    • D. 

      In his office

  • 35. 
    Which one of the following phrases best helps to bring out the precise meaning of 'loathsome creatures'?
    • A. 

      Security bug and slimy tentacles

    • B. 

      Fearful dream and slug-like animals

    • C. 

      Slimy tentacles and slug-like animals

    • D. 

      Slug-like animals and security bug

  • 36. 
    The statement that 'he later threw off the security bug' means that
    • A. 

      Harold succeeded in overcoming the need for security

    • B. 

      Harold stopped giving much importance to dreams

    • C. 

      Harold started tolerating social victimisation

    • D. 

      Harold killed all the bugs troubled him

  • 37. 
    Harold's dream was fearful because
    • A. 

      It brought him face to face with reality

    • B. 

      It was full of vivid pictures of snakes

    • C. 

      He saw huge elephant in it

    • D. 

      In it he saw slimy creatures feeding on people's bodies

  • 38. 
    Passage IIILaws of nature are not commands but statements of acts. The use of the word "law" in this context is rather unfortunate. It would be better to speak of uniformities in nature. This would do away with the elementary fallacy that a law implies a law giver. If a piece of matter does not obey a law of nature it is punished. On the contrary, we say that the law has been incorrectly started.Ques. If a piece of matter violates nature's law, it is not punished because
    • A. 

      It is not binding to obey it

    • B. 

      There is no superior being to enforce the law of nature

    • C. 

      It cannot be punished

    • D. 

      It simply means that the facts have not been correctly stated by law

  • 39. 
    Laws of nature differ from man-made laws because
    • A. 

      The former state facts of Nature

    • B. 

      They must be obeyed

    • C. 

      They are natural

    • D. 

      Unlike human laws, they are systematic

  • 40. 
    The author is not happy with word 'law' because
    • A. 

      It connotes rigidity and harshness

    • B. 

      It implies an agency which has made them

    • C. 

      It does not convey the sense of nature's uniformity

    • D. 

      It gives rise to false beliefs