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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.

the finishing positions of all the riders were same as their lane numbers. 33. During a cycle racing event in 2008 Olympic Games. 2 and 3 (d) 1. the rider cycling in the lane numbered 1 finished first. often described as the spiritual leader of al-Qaida in Europe. 34. 3 and 4 Directions for questions 33 and 34: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. 4. dedicate a sabbatical year to “hardcore” playing of the game? 3. Fausto. (b) Only 1 (c) 3 and 4 (d) 2. In a strange coincidence. They speak about this shift in Brussels and Paris and certainly in Athens. Did he once. Page Who could not have finished fifth in the race? (a) Alex (b) Matt (c) Nathan (d) Ryan Who finished seventh and eighth respectively in the race? (a) Rahsaan and Fausto (b) Hilton and Fausto (c) Jason and Hilton (d) Cannot be determined 6 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . (a) Only 2 (b) 1 and 2 (c) 1. (a) 1 and 2 32. Everyone agrees: the future of Europe lies in German hands. It is also known that: (i) Exactly two riders finished between Hilton and Rahsaan. 4. (ii) Jason finished just ahead of Rahsaan. (v) Neither Matt nor Ryan finished last. choose the most appropriate option. like Anders Behring Breivik. 1. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. choose the most appropriate option. Rome and Madrid. (iii) Nathan finished just ahead of Alex. Perhaps we will find out when Abu Qatada. Then. 2. (iv) Jason finished ahead of Hilton. 3 and 4 Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. eight riders – Alex. E. Jason.Section – II 31. Everywhere in fact – except Germany. finally faces trial. Berlin is now de facto capital of European Union. the place where the crucial decisions are taken. Given below are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Does Abu Qatada plays World of Warcraft? 2. The lanes were numbered 1 to 8 from left to right in that order. Rahsaan and Ryan – cycled in eight different lanes on a track. (vi) Exactly two riders finished ahead of Jason. Then. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Nathan. 1. the rider cycling in the lane numbered 2 finished second and so on. Hilton.g. Matt. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage. 3.

Direction for questions 35 to 37: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. we conquered it with the practical application of knowledge and reason. they had the capacity of understanding that an animal had been there . Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. He argues that we have an intuitive dualism . it can misfire and lead one to believe things that are unreasonable. Genus Homo have possessed logical reasoning skills for millennia. Stating that dualists have a tendency to “personify inanimate physical objects at the slightest opportunity. Page 7 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . This was useful in both hunting and avoiding predators.which is the propensity to believe that there is a separation between the mind and body. people who believe in ridiculous conspiracy theories. getting angry at traffic lights as though they are personally out to get you. we don’t need to appease gods in order to ensure we won’t get smallpox. and this is something that Dawkins discusses in the God Delusion. people who believe that homosexuality is an abomination. Superstition causes many people to act in ways that a person possessing the facts simply could not. The main idea of the passage is to (a) explain the reason behind superstition and to denounce it. The list goes on. The author gives the example of the Cargo Cults to highlight which of the following? (a) Understanding the wider picture does not necessarily lead to knowledge. They believed that communicating on the radio. and often harmful. In the ‘God Delusion’ Richard Dawkins talks about our inherent psychological tendency towards logical fallacies. They saw that A came before B. Knowledge and reason are the best tools we have for advancing our species both morally and scientifically.” He talks about how we assign agents where there are none. we knew what kind of prints a certain animal would make. and the logic behind them is flawed. None of these beliefs are based in knowledge. however we have not always possessed the knowledge upon which to base them. (b) What we see may sometimes not be what we are meant to see.and this was reasoning based upon knowledge. As our knowledge increased we realized what causes disease. The failed logic of old has been abandoned.. and made the logical fallacy that A caused B. They saw what to them looked like strange ceremonial dancing when the soldiers were marching. (d) explain how dualism sometimes misleads us in absence of logic. 35. and this is an evolutionary advantage. People who believe crystals have magic properties. (c) highlight that logic is powerful when combined with knowledge. When our ancestors saw the prints of an animal in the sand. and their logic was that this was a ritual to be performed to please the gods who then bought goods beyond their wildest dreams. Logic works when based in knowledge. seeing spirits and demons even in waterfalls and clouds. (b) welcome the realization that failed logic is not good. and what can be done to prevent it. we know how to engineer our way out of famine with our knowledge of crops and fertilizers. It’s time to move on. The fact that superstition is so prevalent in our species would seem to suggest that it is of evolutionary origin. tribes that formed superstitious beliefs around the arrival of US soldiers upon their islands. and we could deduce from seeing the print which direction the animal was going in . for example. but without it. (d) All of the above 36. people who believe that certain diets can cure cancer. He references cargo cults. (c) Understanding without knowledge leads to logic becoming a fallacy.. and marching in unison were all rituals that brought precious gifts from the heavens in the form of supplies that came in by airplane to the island. Logic is a powerful tool when combined with knowledge.

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.

and one or two others. But was Plato justified in drawing such a sharp contrast between philosophical knowledge and common opinion? My conception of political philosophy does not involve endowing philosophers with a special kind of knowledge not available to other human beings. C. and understand that what he had seen before were no more than shadows. But the need for political philosophy is always there. Nobody can tell in advance whether any given work of political thought will have the effect of Hobbes’s Leviathan or Rousseau’s Social Contract. they would be unlikely to believe him. (a) Only A Page 10 (b) A and B (c) B and C (d) All of the above Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . B. How might a political philosopher respond to this? Well. The need for political philosophy is maximum when political opinions need to be supported by political truths. But even if political philosophy answers to a genuine need. Now suppose that one of the prisoners was to be freed and emerged blinking into the light. magazines. Instead they think and reason in much the same way as everyone else. They take less for granted. first of all she would turn the spotlight on the goals themselves and ask which of them really ultimate goals were. This claim was presented most dramatically by Plato. something different from the opinions that guide us from day to day. If he belonged to a contemporary Western society. individual liberty. 45. This. is the position of the philosopher: he has genuine knowledge while those around him have only distorted opinions. But if he were then to return to the cave to try to persuade his fellows of their mistake. Plato thinks. are its own credentials genuine? Political philosophy claims that it can bring to us a kind of truth about politics. to probe the basis of our political beliefs. Plato says that these shadows were the only real things. but they do so more critically and more systematically. Suppose we were to ask a politician what his goals were. It depends entirely on whether the underlying shift in thinking that the philosopher proposes corresponds to political and social change in such a way that the new ideas can become the commonplaces of the following generations. It is easiest to explain this by an example. Plato likens ordinary people to prisoners who have been chained in a cave in such a way that they can only see the shadows of things on a screen in front of them. especially perhaps at moments when we face new political challenges that we cannot deal with using the conventional wisdom of the day. Other works of political philosophy have enjoyed a limited success and then disappeared virtually without trace. At these moments we need to dig deeper.Direction for questions 45 to 47: The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. We confront our beliefs only when faced with crises. he would probably come up with a fairly predictable list: law and order. often regarded as the father of the subject. what aims or values the political community he belongs to should be trying to achieve. or to take a later example. but as filtered through pamphlets. In time he would come to see real objects in the world. very few are willing to take it. Marx and Engels’s The Communist Manifesto. but because the path to philosophical knowledge is long and hard. full employment. There exists a need for political philosophy always irrespective of the political conditions. newspapers and the like – every successful political philosopher has relied on media-friendly disciples to put his or her ideas into circulation. through the allegory of the cave in the Republic. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question. not perhaps at source. and it is here that we may turn to political philosophy. Which of the following statements is/are true with reference to the need for political philosophy? A. economic growth.

Directions for questions 48 to 50: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. 48. His vacation in Europe lasted for less than 5 days. Which of the following combinations of the destination and the year of vacation is not correct? (a) Nepal – 2008 (b) Europe – 2007 (c) Singapore – 2004 (d) None of these 49. His vacation lasted for a different number of day(s) among 1. Amar went for a vacation to a different place every year from 2004 to 2008. 4 and 5 on each occasion. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? I. (c) Political philosophers think in the same way as do common people. (iii) He went to Bangkok in the year next to the one in which his vacation lasted for just 1 day.46. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage? (a) Political philosophers have specialized knowledge. (vi) He went to Bangkok in 2005 and his vacation lasted for less than 5 days. (a) Only I Page (d) 4 11 (b) Only II (c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . (v) His vacation in 2006 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to Nepal. (ii) He went to Europe in the year next to the one in which he went to the USA. How many days did Amar spend on his vacation in Europe? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 50. (d) Political philosophers propose shift in thinking that corresponds to political and social change. II. Which of the following statements about political philosophers is validated by the passage? (a) A political theory that provides answers to problems faced by a time may not necessarily be correct. (iv) He didn’t go to Europe in 2008. (c) Political philosophers spread their knowledge directly to the people. 2. in no particular order. It is also known that: (i) His vacation in 2007 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to Singapore. (b) The social and political conditions of a time will decide if a political philosophy will survive and gain momentum. 3. 47. He spent 4 days on his vacation in the USA. (b) Our political beliefs draw on the original thoughts of political philosophers although not necessarily as told to us directly by them. (d) Prisoners in caves believe that the shadows they see are different from real things. He spent 1 day on his vacation in Nepal.

A. the remote area is perfect for military training. sits at a table in a dimly-lit tavern. choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. B. choose the most appropriate one. C. labeled A. And with the discovery of the white lines stretching over one mile long and 3. While nobody has figured out what substance was used to create the forms. Currently. B. assimilates (d) ambience. you can be certain folks will continue searching for more interesting Chinese designs. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. and one immediately _______________ the film version of this story: lone journalist. Thanks to Google Maps satellite imagery. D. If crop circles are too 20th century for you.000 feet wide. B. There is a push to identify at-risk babies earlier. (a) CADBE 53. From the pairs of words given. reporting in the American Journal of Psychiatry. E. E. envisions Page 12 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . The __________________ at Clube Nacional is perfect. Researchers say they may soon be able to identify babies at high risk of autism as early as 6 months old. Five sentences are given below. choose the most appropriate one. (a) ABCDE 52. Located north of the Shule River. researchers says that they may have a tool that will select out the highest risk infants at just six months old. how about some large white lines—laid out in an odd grid-like pattern—strewn across the Chinese desert? D. when the first behavioral and language symptoms of the developmental disorder become noticeable. But while scientists are developing more sophisticated screening tests there is still no reliable way to diagnose the condition in younger infants. C. C. limns (b) feel. D and E. speculation has surfaced that the grid pattern was used in some sort of military training.51. clinicians can’t diagnose autism until toddlers are about 2. A. B. labeled A. online map enthusiasts have discovered a few oddlooking formations in China. sipping his glass of milky feni. From the given options. Now. From the given options. snubbed by (many of) his peers for his collegial exposés. though. (c) BEACD (d) ABCED Five sentences are given below. (a) aura. (b) AEBCD (b) ABCDE (c) CABED (d) ADEBC There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. since early intervention may be critical for halting abnormal development. cognizes (c) emanation. C. D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage.

about GDP growth and interest rates. it is quite common to see academic historians drawing learned parallels between the events of 2008-12 and the Great Depression. that’s the rivalry to come. Then. With the publication. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. There are two gaps in the sentence/paragraph given below. who has already lost to Azarenka thrice this year. (c) A financial columnist in a major British newspaper confessed some time back that he wasn’t eating Christmas pudding this year so much as ‘humble pie’. all ____ broke loose. __________________________________ (a) Azarenka herself said that the one noticeable difference in her game was her fitness. rather than obeisance to economists’ models. From the pairs of words given. “I think she’s more consistent. Page 13 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . (b) It wasn’t so long ago that Azarenka herself debated on turning her back on the sport. From the given options. Martina Navratilova called it the rivalry (Azarenka-Kvitova) of the future which would perhaps leave the likes of Sharapova behind. Former world No. (d) Time also has a habit of restoring some tattered reputations. square one (d) order. . ________________________ (a) A decade back. Certainly. the depression of the 1870s.” (d) Wozniacki. Francis Fukuyama’s prediction of ‘the end of history’ and the triumph of free market economics and liberal democracy was disdained. (c) Radwanska. at least. recovering from a shoulder injury. (b) All this reminds political scientists and historians that past events shape their mindsets and arguments in a pervasive and subtle way. From the given options. (a) hell. Historians. kosher 55. has not won a Grand Slam title in the last two years. They’re very professional about how they go about things. or even going back to the ‘sovereign debt crises’ of the Middle Ages. Now. have had a mixed year. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. the neo-liberal consensus of the 1980s and ’90s about ‘how the market knows best’ has been swept away with a vengeance. normal (b) perdition.54. They are very talented players with intense personalities. For a moment. said. Every one of his predictions of 2011. If they stay healthy. 56. about the Eurozone crisis. too. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. 1 Caroline Wozniacki said that perhaps Azarenka and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had taken the power game in women’s tennis to another level. everything went back to _________________. had proved wrong by a mile. choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. conventional (c) pandemonium.

Of these. . the iconoclasts. choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. (d) A robin was pecking at crumbs on the ground. like making a low-cost healthcare device. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. (c) She usually sings on in the shower. set up only to be knocked flat by the superior virtue or the greater enormity of the object of the comparison. (c) Helen is a heroine whose cult may be associated with female life transitions. PECK (a) New Zealand is at the top of the pecking order of rugby nations. 60. The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. SING (a) Bullets sang past my ears. (c) Tom Rielly.57. admissions offices in many US colleges and universities. (b) She sat nervously pecking at her food. (c) He pecked off her cheek as he went out. 59. mused about the poor quality of applications he gets from India for TED fellowships. Page 14 Proctored Mock CAT-3 2012 . It’s pointless to send resumes that show you as an IIT or IIM graduate with great grades if you haven’t done anything else in your life. labeled a. From the given options. (b) But there is a further twist—the figure to whom the heroines of old are compared and found wanting is herself a heroine. The word given below has been used in sentences in four different ways. __________________ (a) Indeed. A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. (a) While the Homeric passage that comes most readily to mind emphasizes the cleverness and beauty of the heroines. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. is mainly because of the overemphasis in India on academic grades and marks rather than innovation and originality. the tragic examples stress extremity—the horrible crimes committed by or against them. It’s okay they went to IIT so long as they are doing something awesome with it . This. although in this case we have only the sketchiest indication of ritual practice. the organisation’s Director of Partnerships. or clarity. three statements need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. (d) In each case the exemplary heroine is something of a straw woman. Rielly contends. also despair about the lame applications from India. . TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is really looking for the mavericks. b. Four sentences are given below. c and d. choose the option that does not fit the sequence. ideas. (b) The weakest part is usually the essay that offers no vision. (d) Still. (b) She felt faint and the blood was singing in her head. the reason Indians succeed to the extent they do also comes from the survival instinct. From the given options. (d) The kettle was singing away on the stove. 58.

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