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# Section – I

1.

(a, b), (b, c) and (c, a) are the roots of x2 – 2px + 3 = 0, x2 – 2qx + 5 = 0 and x2 – 2rx + 15 = 0
respectively, where a, b and c are positive real numbers. Find the value of p + q + r.
(a) 6
(b) –9
(c) 9
(d) 18

2.

Seven students appeared for an exam in which the maximum marks were 100. The marks scored
by the students in the exam were found to be seven distinct integer values. The arithmetic mean of
their marks was 88 whereas the median of their marks was 92. What could be the maximum
difference between the marks of any two students?
(a) 54
(b) 46
(c) 57
(d) 60

3.

Find the smallest number which when divided by 3, 5, 7 and 11 leaves remainders 2, 4, 6 and 1
respectively.
(a) 419
(b) 104
(c) 209
(d) None of these

Directions for questions 4 to 6: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
In the month of April 2011, each of the five travel agencies – Aaram Time, Best Travels, Cruise Point,
Dreams Tour and Easy Trips – provided holiday packages for each of the five destinations – Paris, Qatar,
Rome, Switzerland and Thailand.
The table given below shows the break-up of the number of packages sold by a travel agency to the
different destinations.

Agency
Aaram Time Best Travels Cruise Point Dreams Tour Easy Trips
Destination
Paris
15%
10%
30%
15%
7.50%
Qatar
8%
20%
20%
40%
15%
Rome
24%
40%
35%
45%
37.50%
Switzerland
45%
18%
15%
0%
18%
Thailand
8%
12%
0%
0%
22%
Total
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
The table given below shows the break-up of the number of packages sold for a destination by the different
travel agencies.

Destination
Agency
Aaram Time
Best Travels
Cruise Point
Dreams Tour
Easy Trips
Total

Paris

Qatar

Rome

Switzerland

Thailand

25%
20%
30%
15%
10%
100%

10%
30%
15%
30%
15%
100%

16%
32%
14%
18%
20%
100%

50%
24%
10%
0%
16%
100%

20%
36%
0%
0%
44%
100%

4.

If a total of 13020 packages were sold by the five travel agencies together, what was the total
number of packages sold by Aaram Time?
(a) 3255
(b) 3151
(c) 3100
(d) 2604

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Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012

what was the total number of packages sold by Cruise Point for Switzerland? (a) 600 (b) 400 (c) 650 (d) 900 6. What is the distance of the college from his home? (a) 20 km (b) 15 km (c) 25 km (d) 30 km Page 2 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . If a number is written as 100100100100100100100 in Base 2. ABCD is a parallelogram. Six men can complete two-third of a work in 5 days. six women can complete one-fifth of the work in 3 days and five children can complete one-fourth of the work in 6 days. b and c are positive integers. he reaches the college 1 minute early.5. In how many ways can four identical yellow balls and two identical red balls be arranged on the circumference of a circle? (a) 3 (b) 6! 2! (c) 6 (d) 5! 4!2! 12. find the number of different values that the common difference of the arithmetic progression can take. If 4800 packages were sold by Best Travels for the five destinations together. a. If 1200 packages were sold by Easy Trips for Qatar. Find the ratio of the length of AB to the length of BC. whereas. In the figure given below. Find the number of possible solutions of m! = a! + b! + c!. In how many days can a man. Rohan uses a car to go to his college from his home. (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 7 (d) 1 13. where m. if he drives at 60 km/hr. The area of rectangle BGDH is 50% more than the area of square AECF. having at least three terms. (a) 4 : 13 H A E B D F C G (b) 5 : 17 (c) 5 : 4 (d) Cannot be determined 9. The first and the last term of an arithmetic progression. how will it be written in Base 8? (a) 4444444 (b) 7777777 (c) 2222222 (d) None of these 11. If he drives at 50 km/hr. he reaches the college 4 minutes late. a woman and a child working together complete the work? (a) 18 (b) 20 (c) 24 (d) 30 10. are 5 and 25 respectively. what was the total number of packages sold by the five travel agencies together for Rome? (a) 4400 (b) 5000 (c) 5600 (d) 6000 7. If all the terms of this arithmetic progression are integers. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 5 (d) 7 8.

y = –2 and y = mx are concurrent. What is the length of the perpendicular drawn from the vertex A to the side BC if the circumradius of the triangle is 9 cm? (a) 12 cm (b) 15 cm (c) 8 cm (d) Cannot be determined 18. AB = 16 cm and AC = 9 cm. The line-graph given below shows some data regarding the plantation and survival of seedlings in a country called Drizzleland from the year 2005 to the year 2011. A natural number N has ‘k’ distinct prime factors. what is the least possible value of |a|? (a) 2 (b) 2 2 (c) 2 3 (d) 3 2 19. If the lines x = a + m. In ∆ABC. In which of the following years was the percentage change in the number of seedlings that perished as compared to the previous year the highest? (a) 2008 (b) 2009 (c) 2010 (d) 2011 17. In how many of the given years was the number of seedlings that survived more than the average number of seedlings that survived during the period 2005 to 2011? (a) 3 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 5 15.Directions for questions 14 to 16: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Number of seedlings planted 16000 14000 12300 120 14300 12700 98 13200 11650 85 100 80 12000 10000 13720 90 85 90 90 9700 8000 80 60 6000 40 4000 20 2000 0 0 2005 2006 2007 Number of seedlings planted 2008 2009 2010 2011 Percentage of seedlings that survived 14. then what is the product of all the possible values of k? (a) 180 (b) 60 (c) 24 (d) 120 Page 3 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . In how many years from 2006 to 2011 did the number of seedlings that survived showed either an increase of at least 15% or a decline of at most 20% over the previous year? (a) 5 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 2 16. If the total number of factors of N is 72.

what is the distance between A and B? (The ship is travelling along the straight line joining A and B. What can be the absolute difference between the values of X and Y? (a) 12 (b) 28 (c) 40 (d) All of these 24.20. The amount spent by Ina on buying Jhakkas shares was 50% more than the amount spent on Jhakkas shares by Mina and Dika together.00.) (a) 30 3 m 21. Mina and Dika had equal amounts of money left with them after making the purchases.000 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . (a) 420 (b) 440 (c) 460 (d) 480 26. The amount spent on Jhakkas shares by Mina and Dika together was <2.00. The money left with Ina after making the purchases was 1/15th of the total initial money with the three of them. where a. If the height of the ship is 30 m. The amount spent by Mina on buying Jhakkas shares was twice that of Dika. (b) 40 3 m 1 12 (b) 4 C2 4 C2 (c) 11 (d) None of these 10 What is the minimum value of a2x + b2y + c2z if abxyz = 54c. The amount spent on Jhakkas shares by the three of them together was 1/3rd of the total initial money with them. A square is inscribed in a circle and the circle is inscribed in a regular octagon. At a particular moment.000 more than the money that was left with the two of them after making the purchases. of the two numbers is 6.000 then find the number of Bindaas shares bought by the three of them together. The amount with Mina was 1/3rd of the total money available with the three of them. (c) 60 2 m (d) 45 2 m Two distinct numbers are picked randomly from the first ten natural numbers. A leap year X has exactly the same calendar as another leap year Y. A and B are standing on the opposite banks of a river. c. Ina. If the price of a Bindaas share was <5.00.00. What was the money available with Ina in the beginning? (a) <21. The amount spent by Dika on Bindaas shares was 1/9th of the total initial money with the three of them. The amount spent by Dika in buying Jhakkas shares was equal to the amount left with Mina after making the purchases. Mina and Dika had some money with which they decided to buy the shares of two companies – Bindaas and Jhakkas. ( ) (a) 1 + 2 : 4 ( ) (b) 2 2 − 1 : 4 (c) ( ) 2 −1 : 4 (d) Cannot be determined Directions for questions 25 to 27: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Find the probability that the L.M. y and z are positive real numbers? 1 1 (b) 9c 3 (2ab) 3 (c) 9c(2ab) 3 2 1 (a) 3c(2ab) 3 (d) None of these 23.000 (b) <30. Find the ratio of the area of the square to that of the octagon. (a) 22.000 (c) <24.C.00. x.000 Page 4 (d) <18. 25. Ina and Mina spent equal amounts of money in buying Bindaas shares. b. they observe the angle of elevation of the top of a ship sailing on the river to be 30° and 60° respectively.

(a) 700 (b) 1. find the area (in cm2) of the unshaded region of the rectangle. (b) 18. If the Large Bazaar sells all the pens at a total price of <3x2. (b) Only II (c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II In the figure given below.000 after making the purchases. Page 1  1  are integers? How many terms in the expansion of  3 5 + 13 8      (a) 201 (b) 126 (c) 25 5 (d) 26 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . find the maximum loss (in <) that could have been incurred by the Large Bazaar. The money spent on purchases as a percentage of the money available with an individual in the beginning was the highest for Dika among the three. II. If AB = 9 cm and BC = 8 cm. (a) Only I 28.92 (d) 24 A Russian luxury pen maker sells ‘x’ pens to a supermarket called Large Bazaar at a total price of <(100 + 120x). circle C1 touches three sides of rectangle ABCD and circle C2 touches the circle C1 and two sides of the rectangle.000 (c) 1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? I.00.27.225 (d) 1. C D C2 C1 A (a) 18 29.57 B (c) 20. The three of them were left with a sum of <7.300 1000 30.

some individuals have genuinely loved all of humanity. What such a wide use of the term indicates is that. understanding properly the character of such attachments should take into account not only the act of Self-transcendence common to all of these attachments. The preoccupation with vitality involves establishing different kinds of limits or boundaries to respectively different kinds of relations of vitality. The concern for the well-being of the nation that includes the willingness to compromise is central to the civility between the members of the nation that makes politics possible. The process of working out these differences through compromise is politics. in so far as patriotism implies a commitment to the well-being of one’s country. between the individual members of the nation and their differing conceptions of what the nation should be out of a concern for promoting that well-being. it provides the basis for working out the differences. Indeed. children. It need not reject differing conceptions of the nation held by members of the nation. And one does not usually love another nation as if it were one’s own. However. Patriotism need not deny varying and different pursuits by the members of the nation. it may be more helpful to distinguish the love for one’s paramour or children from the ‘love’ for one’s nation by understanding patriotism as signifying attachments of loyalty to a territorial community. Indeed. However. Thus. The love that one has for one’s nation is designated by the term ‘patriotism’. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. Page 8 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . or hatred of. or its religion. There are usually many and differing. in each of these instances. for example. but also the different objects of those attachments. Such a limitation on the recognition of. This preference need not take the form of a prejudice against. views of the nation that correspond to these different factors.37. There are eight boxes and each box contains seven gold coins. and the love for. what is understood to be one’s own is a consequence of the preoccupation with the continuation of the self. those who are not members of one’s nation. One may. involving reasonable compromise. both its biological and cultural components. friends. (d) None of the above 38. his or her own self-interest for the sake of others. as nationalism often does. What is the minimum number of weighings required to identify the box containing 12 gram coins using an electronic weighing machine? (a) 1 (b) 5 (c) 7 (d) 3 Direction for questions 39 to 41: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. The widely used term ‘love’ as an expression of the attachments that the individual has to his or her nation is not altogether satisfactory because we also employ the same term to describe the attachments one has to one’s paramour. and god. inescapable is the fact that the individual often shows a preference for his or her fellow nationals. the individual puts aside. Each coin in one of the boxes weighs 12 grams and each coin in the rest of the seven boxes weighs 10 grams. or its customs. Which of the following behaviors is the author not likely to label superstitious? (a) A cricketer blaming the number on his jersey for missing out on a century. One usually does not love another’s children as if they were one’s own. be loyal to one’s nation because of its laws. or ‘transcends’. as a consequence of the different factors involved in the historical formation of a particular nation. even conflicting. (c) A doctor certifying to the healing touch of prayers. (b) A student blaming his/her leaking pen for failure in exams. There are often different aspects to the patriotic attachments that one forms to one’s nation. Humans draw a distinction between their own children and those of another.

in no particular order. Ltd. Page Which of the following is the surname of Sumit? (a) Tiwari (b) Firoz (c) Vyom (d) Cannot be determined Who among the following was called on Thursday? (a) Piyush (b) Umang (c) Sumit (d) Tanmay Mr. (c) Nationalism because it is the historical formation of a nation. Six candidates – Piyush. (iii) Exactly three candidates were called between Qureshi and Tanmay. Singh. Sumit. (b) The love for one’s nation depends on the love for one’s children. Love is defined by the idea of extension of oneself and not by the property of the element being loved. not love. According to the author what is the genesis of politics? (a) The concern for the well-being of the nation. (d) Patriotism arises only when one transcends his/her self-interests. Love indicates setting aside or transcending one’s self interest for the sake of others. The author is likely to agree with which of the following statements? (a) One’s love for oneself leads to love for one’s children and nation. (d) The different aspects of patriotic attachments that one forms to one’s nation. (a) Only B (b) C and A (c) B and C (d) All of the above Directions for questions 42 to 44: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Patriotism. Rohit. Tanmay and Umang – were called for an interview at EMW Pvt. Wadhwah was called on the day next to the one on which Mr. Vyom and Wadhwah and was called on a different day of a week from Monday to Saturday. (iv) Rohit Wadhwah was called on Friday. Each of them has a different surname among Firoz. B. for the post of Marketing Manager. It is also known that: (i) Qureshi and Sumit were called on two consecutive days. Piyush’s surname is Hari. Hari were called on two consecutive days. 43.39. The term love has lost its true meaning as it is now freely bandied around. D. Qureshi. (v) Mr. Firoz was called. Hari. (ii) Mr. 42. C. 44. 40. It was observed that the first letter of the name and that of the surname were not same for any of the six candidates. (b) Patriotism. because it involves the working out of differences involving compromises between members of a nation to promote its well-being. (c) Patriotism like nationalism rejects differing conceptions of the nation held by its members. in no particular order. is a more appropriate term to define what we feel for our country as it implies self-transcendence. Vyom and Mr. Tiwari. Which of the following is in line with the author’s concept of love? A. Vyom was called on which of the following days? (a) Sunday (b) Wednesday (c) Friday (d) Tuesday 9 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . 41.