Solved CAT 2001 Question Paper: Verbal Ability

Practice with the fully solved Verbal Ability section from Common Admission test (CAT) 2001 question paper available here. It has 50 questions in total and covers Reading Comprehension, vocabulary based question etc.

Solved CAT 2001 Question Paper Verbal Ability
Solved CAT 2001 Question Paper Verbal Ability

Common Admission test is conducted by IIMs every year and over 3 lakhs aspirants sit for it. It is the most sought after entrance examination for MBA Admissions. Find here the Solved Verbal Ability from CAT 2001 paper. CAT 2001 had 3 sections in it namely Data Interpretation & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability. There were 50 questions in the Verbal Ability section. It had 5 Reading Comprehension passages in it, there were questions based on usage of words, vocabulary based questions and sentence arrangement. 

Directions for question 16 to 20:
For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives, given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

16. Specious: A specious argument is not simply a false one but one that has the ring of truth.
1) Deceitful
2) Fallacious
3) Credible
4) Deceptive

Answer: 3

17. Obviate: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars.
1) Prevent
2) Forestall
3) Preclude
4) Bolster

Answer: 4

18. Disuse: Some words fall into disuse as technology makes objects obsolete.
1) Prevalent
2) Discarded
3) Obliterated
4) Unfashionbale

Answer: 1

19. Parsimonious: The evidence was constructed from very parsimonious scraps of information.
1) Frugal
2) Penurious
3) Thrifty
4) Altruistic

Answer: 4

20. Facetious: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.
1) Jovian
2) Jovial
3) Jocular
4) Joking

Answer: 1

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