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MAT September 2011 Solved Question Paper: Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

Jun 25, 2016 11:09 IST

    Directions (Q. Nos. 41 to 43) Study the information below to answer these questions.

    Seven friends namely Anand, Deepak, Varun, Ujjawal, Pritam, Kadir and Jasmeet live in three different buildings namely Ashiana, Top-Hill and Ridge. Each person is flying a kite of his choice with a different colour like red, green, blue, white, black, yellow, and pink, not necessarily in that order.

    • Kadir is flying a pink kite and lives in the same building where Jasmeet stays, i.e., ‘Ashiana’.
    • Varun is flying a black kite and does not live in Ridge building.
    • Ujjawal does not live in the same building where Anand or Pritam are living and is flying a Yellow coloured kite.
    • Deepak lives in Ridge building with one more person and is flying a green kite.
    • None living in Top-Hill building flies a white kite.
    • Only two persons are staying in Ridge building while three of them are staying in Top-Hill building.

    Pritam does not fly a blue kite and stays in Top-Hill.

    41. Who is flying the ‘Blue’ kite?

    (1) Anand

    (2) Pritam

    (3) Jasmeet

    (4) Deepak

    42. Who are staying in Top-Hill building?

    (1) Anand, Varun and Pritam

    (2) Varun, Jasmeet and Pritam

    (3) Anand, Pritam and Deepak

    (4) Anand and Pritam

    43. Who are living in Ridge building?

    (1) Deepak and Ujjawal

    (2) Varun, Anand and Pritam

    (3) Anand and Pritam

    (3) Deepak, Anand and Pritam

    Directions (Q. Nos. 44 to 46) Study the information below to answer these questions.

    There are five friends in a group, namely Arvind Mohan, Barkat Rai, Chandram Singh, Daya Singh and Arjun Singh. All of them are engaged in different professions like they are horticulturist, physician, journalist, industrialist and an advocate, though not in this order.

    • Three of them, i.e., Arvind Mohan, Chandram Singh and the advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them, i.e., Barkat Rai and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.
    • Daya Singh, Arvind Mohan and the industrialist are very close friends but two of them prefer coffee to tea.
    • The horticulturist is physician’s brother.

    Chandram Singh did his MBBS from Bhopal and Arjun Singh got his law degree from Indore.

    44. Who is the Horticulturist?

    (1) Arvind Mohan

    (2) Barkat Rai

    (3) Chandram Singh

    (4) Daya Singh

    45. Which of the following groups includes persons who like tea but none in the group is an advocate?

    (1) Barkat Rai, Chandram Singh and Arjun Singh

    (2) Daya Singh and Arjun Singh

    (3) Arvind Mohan, Chandram Singh and Arjun Singh

    (4) Chandram Singh and Arvind Mohan

    46. Who is the Physician?

    (1) Daya Singh

    (2) Arjun Singh

    (3) Arvind Mohan

    (4) Chandram Singh

    Directions (Q. Nos. 47 to 51) In each of these questions, two Statements numbered as I and II are provided. These may have a cause and effect relationship or may have independent causes or be the effects of independent causes. Read the statements and mark answer as

    (1)   if both the statements are effects of independent causes.

    (2)   if the statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.

    (3)   if the statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.

    (4)   if both the statements are effects of some common cause.

    47. Statement I Most of the private schools have increased the tuition fees in Delhi this year to meet their expenses.

    Statement II The tuition fees in government-run schools have not been hiked in spite of the unexpected price rise witnessed this year.

    48. Statement I The results of the students of science stream of class XII in the Kendriya Vidyalayas this year were excellent.

    Statement II Many teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas have left these schools and joined private schools.

    49. Statement I If we incorporate fruits as part of our meals, we avoid excess calories in our daily in-take. Fruits are wholesome and have a very high water content.

    Statement II Many fruits like watermelon or cucumber are calorie-burners as digesting them burns more calories than eating them.

    50. Statement I World Health Organization believes that one in 10 hospital admissions leads to an adverse event and one in 300 admissions in death. Unintended medical errors are a big threat to patient safety.

    Statement II American Medical Association claims and quantifies that there are nearly 2000 deaths due to unnecessary surgery. 7000 deaths from medication errors, 8000 deaths from infections and nearly 16000 deaths due to adverse effects of medicines.

    51. Statement I A bone ossification test conducted by AIIMS doctors has led to the release of a man who spent 11 yr behind bars on charges of murder despite being a juvenile at the time of offence.

    Statement II As per the calculation done by High Court Judge, Fahrooq must have been not more than 17 yr when he committed the crime and should have been tried as per the Juvenile Justice feet and should not have been imprisoned for over 3 yr for crimes including murder.

    Directions (Q. Nos. 52 to 56) In each of these questions, choose the missing terms out of the given alternatives.

    52.

    AS 23

    CU29

    EW31

    GY37

    I A 41

    KC43

    ME 47

    ? ? ?

    QI59

    (1) O G 53

    (2) P Q 50

    (3) NO 49

    (4) NK51

    53.

    K7

    L5

    M3

    L9

    M7

    K5

    M11

    L9

    ?

    (1) K7

    (2) K9

    (3) J8

    (4) N8

    54.


    (1)   E and 13

    (2)   A and 16

    (3)   U and 15

    (4)   O and 14

    55.

    (1) K and 155

    (2) L and 145

    (3) M and 125

    (4) N and 165

    56.

    (1) A and 80

    (2) B and 90

    (3) E and 85

    (4) C and 70

    Directions (Q. Nos. 57 to 59) Read the following information to answer these questions.

    • There is a family of seven persons representing three generations.

    • There are two married couples. Both the wives are housewives and both have only two children.

    • Ramcharan, the lawyer, is the father of Rohit and has two grand children.

    • Monica, the doctor, is the sister of the teacher.

    • Sudha’s daughter-in-law Asha is married to a teacher.

    • Shikha, the grand daughter of one of the housewives, is studying in the 8th standard.

    57. What is the profession of Rohit?

    (1) Teacher                                              (2) Lawyer

    (3) Student                                              (4) Can’t say

    58. Which of the following groups is associated with all the three generations?

    (1) Rohit, Monica and Shikha

    (2) Ramcharan, Monica and Shikha

    (3) Rohit, Asha and Shikha

    (4) None of the above

    59. Which of the following statements is not true?

    (1) The teacher is the son of Sudha.

    (2) The doctor is the paternal aunt of Shikha.

    (3) Sudha has two grand daughters.

    (4) Ramcharan is the father-in-law of Asha.

    60. Radhika moved a distance of 80 m towards North. She then turned to the left and after walking for another 20 m turned to the left again. She walked for another 80 m. Finally, she turned to the right at an angle of 45°. In which direction was she moving finally?

    (1) South-East                                        (2) North-West

    (3) North-East                                         (4) South-West

    61. Raghubir drove 15 km Northwards by his car. He then turned towards West and drove for 10 km. He then drove towards South for 5 km and then turned towards East and drove for the next 8 km. Finally he turned to the right and drove for the next 10 km. How far and in which direction is Raghubir from his starting point?

    (1) 2 km West                                         (2) 6 km South

    (3) 5 km West                                         (4) None of these

    62. Krishna walks for 10 km towards North. From here he walks back 6 km towards South. Then, he walks 3 km towards East. How far and in which direction is he with reference to his starting point?

    (1) 5 km East                                          (2) 7 km West

    (3) 7 km East                                          (4) 5 km North-East

    Directions (Q. Nos. 63 to 66) Each of these questions has an assertion (A) and a reason (R). Mark answer as

    (1) if (A) is true but (R) is false.

    (2) if both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

    (3) if both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

    (4) if (A) is false but (R) is true.

    63. Assertion (A) A person jumping out of the moving rrain falls forward because his feet suddenly come to rest, while his body is in motion with the train. Reason (R) This is based on Newton’s first law of motion which states that a body continues to be in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled by an external force to change that state.

    64. Assertion (A) Gandhiji withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement against British rule in India for some time.

    Reason (R) Gandhiji believed in non-violence but the protestations by people against the British rule at Chauri-Chaura turned violent. This event disappointed Gandhiji.

    65. Assertion (A) A parachute enables a person to descend safely from a height in case of an accident. Reason (R) A parachute is made of a fabric with limited air permeability and has a very large frontal area. When it falls through air, it experiences heavy air resistance. The forces of lift and drag due to air flow balance the weight of the parachutist so that one descends at a constantly slow speed.

    66. Assertion (A) It is difficult to cook food on the hills. Reason (R) The atmospheric pressure on the hills is quite low because of which water starts boiling at a lower temperature and therefore it takes longer to cook food on the hills.

    Directions (Q. Nos. 67 to 71) Each of these questions has a statement followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II. Consider the statement and the following conclusions. Decide which of the conclusions follows from the statement. Mark answer as

    (1) if neither conclusion I nor II follows

    (2) if conclusion II follows

    (3) if conclusion I follows

    (4) if both conclusions follow

    67. Statement There is mounting concern that water will be a flash point for political, social and economic turmoil.

    Conclusions

    I. Water faces an endemic global shortage.

    II. The scarcity of water will have serious repercussions on our lives.

    68. Statement Cardiac myopathy is marked by an increase in the size of heart and decrease in the efficiency of pumping.

    Conclusions

    I. The bigger the size of heart the better it works.

    II. The efficiency of the heart is inversely proportional to the size of the heart.

    69. Statement Some religious gurus preach austerity to poor while living in luxury and driving Mercedes. Conclusions

    I. Some of the frauds have done the garb of religious god men.

    II. There is a world of difference between preaching and practising.

    70. Statement Every natural remedy is not necessarily harmless and should be used with caution.

    Conclusions

    I. The natural remedies are not scientifically proven. II. Everything natural has no side effect.

    71. Statement Summer heralds the arrival of mosquito borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chickunguniya.

    Conclusions

    I. Mosquito bites are harmless during winter, autumn and spring season.

    II. Mosquitoes breed rapidly during summers.

    Directions (Q. Nos. 72 to 74) Study the information below to answer these questions.

    Five persons, Amrinder, Bishamber, Chidambaram, Digamber and Inder of a family eat grapes, apples, cherries, mangoes and pineapples not in the order as mentioned, after lunch, from Tuesday to Saturday. No member eats any fruit on Sunday and Monday. Each member eats only one fruit on one day and does not repeat it during the same week. No two members can eat the same fruit on the same day.

    • Inder does not eat cherries or grapes on Wednesday.
    • Amrinder eats cherries on Tuesday.
    • Digamber eats apples on Tuesday.
    • Inder does not take pineapples on Tuesday but takes apples on Thursday.
    • Bishamber eats pineapples on Friday.
    • Chidambaram eats grapes on Saturday, cherries on Wednesday and mangoes on Thursday.
    • Digamber eats pineapples on Wednesday.

    72. Which fruit does ‘Inder’ eat on Wednesday?

    (1) Apples                       (2) Pineapples

    (3) Grapes                      (4) Mangoes

    73. Who eats ‘mangoes’ on ‘Tuesday”?

    (1) Bishamber                 (2) Amrinder

    (3) Inder                         (4) None of these

    74. Which fruit can Chidambaram take on Tuesday?

    (1) Apples                        (2) Cherries

    (3) Grapes                       (4) Pineapples

    Directions (Q. Nos. 75 to 77) Study the information below to answer these questions.

    There are six boys in a group. Mahesh and Ramesh are in the Hockey team together. Parvesh has defeated Ramesh in badminton but lost to Suresh in tennis. Mahesh and Parvesh are in opposite teams of basketball. Naresh represents his state in cricket while Samresh does so at the district level. Boys who play chess don’t play football, basketball or volleyball. Mahesh and Parvesh are together in the volleyball team. Boys who play football also play hockey. Suresh plays chess and competes with Ramesh. Naresh and Samresh are good footballers. Suresh also plays hockey and tennis quite well.

    75. Name the boys who don’t play the game of football.

    (1) Ramesh and Suresh       (2) Ramesh and Samresh

    (3) Suresh and Naresh        (4) Ramesh and Naresh

    76. Which player plays the maximum number of games?

    (1) Parvesh                          (2) Ramesh

    (3) Samresh                         (4) Naresh

    77. Which is the most popular game with this group of boys?

    (1) Hockey                           (2) Badminton

    (3) Cricket                            (4) Football

    Directions (Q. Nos. 78 to 80) Study the information below to answer these questions.

    There are five types of cards namely A, B, C, D and E and there are in all 15 cards i.e., three cards of each type. These cards are to be inserted in 15 envelopes. There are three colours of these envelopes namely red, yellow and brown. There are five envelopes of each colour.

    • B, D and E types of cards are inserted in red envelopes.
    • A, B and C types of cards are to be inserted in yellow envelopes.
    • C, D and E types of cards are to be inserted in brown envelopes.

    • Two cards each of B and D types are enclosed in red envelopes.

    78. Which of the following combinations of types of cards and the number of cards are definitely correct in respect of yellow coloured envelopes?

    (1) A-3, C-L B-l               (2) A-2, B-l, C-2

    (3) A-2, E-l, D-2              (4) B-l, C-2, D-2

    79. Which of the following combinations of colour of the envelope and the number of cards are definitely correct in respect of E-type of cards?

    (1) Red-1, Brown-1, Yellow-1

    (2) Yellow-1, Brown-2

    (3) Red-1, Yellow-2

    (4)  Red-1, Brown-2

    80. Which of the following combinations of types of cards and the number of cards and colour of envelope are definitely correct?

    (1) C-l, D-2, E-2; Brown

    (2) C-2, D-l, E-2; Brown

    (3) A-2, B-2, C-l; Yellow

    (4) B-2, D-2, A-l; Red

    Answer Key

    Q 41

    1

    Q 51

    3

    Q 61

    1

    Q 71

    2

    Q 42

    1

    Q 52

    1

    Q 62

    4

    Q 72

    4

    Q 43

    1

    Q 53

    1

    Q 63

    3

    Q 73

    1

    Q 44

    1

    Q 54

    1

    Q 64

    3

    Q 74

    4

    Q 45

    4

    Q 55

    1

    Q 65

    3

    Q 75

    1

    Q 46

    4

    Q 56

    1

    Q 66

    3

    Q 76

    1

    Q 47

    4

    Q 57

    1

    Q 67

    3

    Q 77

    1

    Q 48

    1

    Q 58

    2

    Q 68

    2

    Q 78

    1

    Q 49

    2

    Q 59

    3

    Q 69

    1

    Q 79

    4

    Q 50

    1

    Q 50

    2

    Q 70

    2

    Q 80

    2

    Explanation

    Solutions (For Q. 41-43)

    Friends

    Building

    Kite Colour

    Anand

    Top-Hill

    Blue

    Deepak

    Ridge

    Green

    Varun

    Top-Hill

    Black

    Ujjwal

    Ridge

    Yellow

    Pritam

    Top-Hill

    Red

    Kadir

    Ashiana

    Pink

    Jasmeet

    Ashiana

    White

    41. (1) Anand → ‘Blue’ kite.
    42.
    (1) Anand, Varun and Pritam → staying in Top-Hill building.
    43. (1) Deepak and Ujjwal → living in Ridge building.

    Solutions (For Q. 44-46)

    Friends

    Profession

    Preference

    Arvind Mohan

    Horticulturist

    Tea

    Barkat Rai

    Industralist

    Coffee

    Chandram Singh

    Physician

    Tea

    Daya Singh

    Journalist

    Coffee

    Arjun Singh

    Advocate

    Tea

    44. (1) Arvind Mohan àHorticulturist.

    45. (4) Clearly, Chandram Singh and Arvind Mohan àlike tea but none is advocate.

    46. (4) Chandram Singh àPhysician.

    47. (4) Both statements are effects of some common cause which is inflation.

    48. (1) Both statements are effects of independent causes because the results of the students were excellent and teachers left Kendriya Vidyalayas are different causes.

    49. (2) Statement II is the cause and Statement I is its effect because in Statement II, it is mentioned that many fruits like watermelon or cucumber are calorie-burners as digesting them burns more calories than eating them.

    50. (1) Both statements are effects of independent causes.

    51. (3) Statement II is its effect & Statement I is the cause.

    52. (1) As per this pattern option 1 is correct

    53. (1) In every row K,L, M is present, So in last line K should be there and +2 is added vertically down in every letters.

    54. (1) The letters outside the circle are in vowels sequence i. e., A, E, I, O, U.

    55. (1) The pattern of the letters outside the rectangle is (from top left corner → clock wise direction)

    The pattern of the numbers inside the rectangle is (column-wise)

    32 + 22 + l2 = 9 + 4 + 1 = 14

    42 + 62 + 82 = 16 + 36 + 64 = 116

    72 + 52 + 92 = 49 + 25 + 81 = 155

    62 + 82 + 22 = 36 + 64 + 4 = 104

    56. (1) The pattern of the letters outside the rectangle is same as mentioned in previous question only difference is +4 added every time(from top left corner → clock wise direction)

    The pattern of the numbers inside the rectangle is (columnwise)

    (81 + 39) − 15 = 105

    (18 + 93) − 51 = 60

    (62 + 63) − 45 = 80

    and (26 + 36) − 18 = 44

    Solutions (For Q. 57-59)

    57. (1) Rohit → teacher.

    58. (2) Ramcharan, Monica and Shikha → associated with all the three generations.

    59. (3) We cannot clearly say that Sudha has two grand daughters or not.

    60. (2) Option ‘2’ is the most appropriate choice

    61. (1) Option ‘1’ is the most appropriate choice

    62.    (4) Option ‘4’ is the most appropriate choice

    63. (3) Both are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion.

    64. (3) Both are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion.

    65.  (3) Both are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion

    66. (3) Both are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion

    67. (3) only Conclusion I follows.

    68.  (2) From the statement, we clearly say that the efficiency of the heart is inversely proportional to the size of the heart. So, only Conclusion II follows.

    69. (1) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true as per statement.

    70. (2) Everything natural has no side effect as per statement.. So, only Conclusion II follows.

    71. (2) In summer season, mosquito borne diseases such as malaria, dangue and chickunguniya are increases due to mosquitoes breed rapidly during summer season. So, only Conclusion II follows.

    Persons

    Days

    Fruits

    Amrinder

    Tuesday

    Cherries

    Wednesday

    Apples

    Thursday

    Pineapples

    Friday

    Grapes

    Saturday

    Mangoes

    Bishamber

    Tuesday

    Mangoes

    Wednesday

    Grapes

    Thursday

    Apples

    Friday

    Pineapples

    Saturday

    Cherries

    Chidambaram

    Tuesday

    Pineapples

    Wednesday

    Cherries

    Thursday

    Mangoes

    Friday

    Apples

    Saturday

    Grapes

    Digamber

    Tuesday

    Apples

    Wednesday

    Pineapples

    Thursday

    Cherries

    Friday

    Mangoes

    Saturday

    Grapes

    Inder

    Tuesday

    Grapes

    Wednesday

    Mangoes

    Thursday

    Apples

    Friday

    Cherries

    Saturday

    Pineapples

    72. (4) Inder eat ‘Mangoes’ → Wednesday.

    73. (1) Bishaber eat, ‘Mangoes’ → Tuesday.

    74. (4) Chidambaram eats ‘Pineapples’ → Tuesday.

    Solutions (For Q. 75-77)

    75. (1) Ramesh and Suresh don’t play the game of football.

    76. (1) Parvesh play maximum number of games.

    77. (1) Hockey is the most popular game.

    Solutions (For Q. 78-80)

    Envelope Colour

    Cards

    Brown

    C

    C

    D

    E

    E

    Red

    B

    B

    D

    D

    E

    Yellow

    A

    A

    A

    B

    C

    78. (1) Yellow coloured envelopes → A-type, one B-type and one C-type cards.

    79. (4) Solutions is clearly evident from the question

    80. (2) Brown envelope contains two C-type cards, one D-type card and two E-type cards

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