Mock Test 5 Of CLAT by CLATalogue and CLATapult

Mock Test 5 Of CLAT By CLATalogue And CLATapult

ENGLISH

I.​​ Over the years, the narrative of what led to the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley has been changed. A series of untruths have been spoken so many times that they have almost become the truth. One major untruth is that the Pandits were made to leave Kashmir under a government design to discredit the Kashmiri secessionist movement. One of the scapegoats chosen for this untruth was the former governor of the state, Jagmohan.

       ‘The Pandits were encouraged by Jagmohan to leave so that he could deal with us firmly.’ One kept hearing this. Initially, I didn’t care. But now I seethe with anger whenever I come across this propaganda. I have become determined—to paraphrase Agha Shahid Ali—that my memory must come in the way of this untrue history. Another problem is the apathy of the media and a majority of India’s intellectual class who refuse to even acknowledge the suffering of the Pandits. No campaigns were ever run for us; no fellowships or grants given for research on our exodus. For the media, the Kashmir issue has remained

largely black and white—here are the people who were victims of brutalization at the hands    of the Indian state. But the media has failed to see, and has largely ignored the fact that the same people also victimized other people.

       It has become unfashionable to speak about us, or raise the issue of our exodus. But I have made it my mission to talk about the ‘other story’ of Kashmir. Like the tramp in Naipaul’s​​ In a Free State, I have reduced my life to names and numbers. I have memorized the name of every Pandit killed during those dark days, and the circumstances in which he or she was killed. I have memorized the number of people killed in each district. I have memorized how many of us were registered as refugees in Jammu and elsewhere.

  • Rahul Pandita in his book ‘Our Moon has Blood Clots’

 

Q.1.​​ What does the author hold the governor of the State responsible for?

 

  • Making the Kashmiri pandits leave 

  • Constructing false narratives about the exodus 

  • Being complicit to the government's propaganda 

  • All of the above

 

Q.2.​​ Why does the author 'seethe with anger'?

 

  • Because he was forced to leave Kashmir for being a pandit

  • Because of the government’s strategy to gloss the truth with false narratives

  • Because the government has been unresponsive towards the plights of pandits

  • All of the above

 

Q.3.​​ What is the media's conception of the Kashmir issue

 

  • They had a biased perspective which portrayed only the Muslim of Kashmir as victims of the state

  • They had a biased perspective which portrayed the Kashmiri pandits as victims of the Muslim majority

  • They had a biased perspective which portrayed the pandits as agents of the state machinery

  • They had an unbiased perspective which projected the grievances on both Muslims and pandits alike

Q.4.​​ Why does the author memorise names

 

  • For the purpose of writing this book

  • To challenge the common belief that it is unfashionable to talk and read about Kashmiri pandits

  • To prevent the ostracization of the Kashmir pandits to be deleted from collective memory despite the State’s attempts to suppress them

  • All of the above

 

Q.5.​​ What is the primary purpose of the passage

 

  • To criticise the government for their treatment of Kashmiri pandits

  • To show the marginalisation of the suffering of Kashmiri pandits in the socio-historic discourse

  • To show how the victims are also capable of victimising 

  • All of the above

 

 

II.​​ Chaudhuri was born in what was Calcutta in 1962. His father worked in management at Britannia Biscuits. Communist politics were on the rise in ’60s West Bengal, and sensing the tremors that would lead to the Naxalite movement and the eventual electoral victory of the Left Front in 1977, the company departed for the more congenial ground of Bombay. From 1965 on, Chaudhuri was consigned to life as “a Bombay person”the quote comes, tellingly, from his nonfiction book,​​ Calcutta​​ (2013). Bombay was movies, glass, sea breeze and horizons, sunsets and skylines, tutors, dinner parties, private clubs, the balconies of tall apartments in swish neighbourhoods on hills. It was a youth spent alone in a vast room with the view omniscient (“the swarms of lights in the evening, the hoods of tiny cars shining and vanishing in the sunlight during the daytime”), and it could be stifling. Life was elsewhere. Something was elsewhere in Calcutta, too, but it wasn’t lifemore like world-historical monumentality, or any sense of the ideal or utopian. Calcuttas neorealist peripherality: this was what lent Chaudhuris returns, for holidays and family visits, an aura of worldly presence. The city offered a contrary theatre of associations: not political power (Delhi) or commercial glamour (Bombay), but intellectual life, gossip and debate over tea, streets thick with context, men pushing stalled cars, Marxists reading newspapers in bathrooms, families and domestic workers gathered around power-cut televisions, dust, randomness, the small, sparse, porous interiors of petty-bourgeois apartments. The city swelled, in its minorness, to allegorical size. “The Calcutta I’d encountered as a child was one of the great cities of modernity; it was that peculiar thing, modernity, that I first came into contact with here (without knowing it), then became familiar with it, and then was changed by it.”

 

Q.6.​​ Why did Brittania biscuits relocate to Bombay

 

  • Because of a larger audience base

  • Because the communist uprising in Calcutta was a threat to a capitalist market

  • Because the communist uprising weakened Bengal’s economy

  • All of the above

 

Q.7.​​ What does Bombay offer that Calcutta doesn't

 

  • World-historical monumentality

  • Better business platform

  • Metropolitan culture

  • Sea-breeze

 

Q.8.​​ What is the author most likely to agree with

 

  • Calcutta combines the best of Bombay’s commercial utilitarianism and Delhi’s political vigour

  • Calcutta blurs lines of class distinction

  • Calcutta embodies the spirit of the world

  • All of the above

 

Q.9.​​ What is the tone of the author

 

  • He is nostalgic about the past

  • He is analytical comparing the characteristics of two cities

  • He is trying to grasp the insubstantial spirit of two cities

  • None of the above

 

Q.10.​​ Why does the author call Calcutta a modern city

 

  • It retains its old-world charm while continuously evolving 

  • It is a confluence of distinct social and political discourses

  • It is the home to the communist uprising

  • All of the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES

 

Q.1. ​​​​ What is the total number of students studying B.A. in all the colleges together?

  • 1750

  • 1780

  • 1760

  • 1785

Q.2.​​ The total number of students studying B.Sc. in the colleges C and D together is approximately how much percent more than the total number of students studying B.Com. in the colleges A and B together?

  • 44.87

  • 122.86

  • 120.20

  • 220.86

Q.3.​​ What is the respective ratio of total number of students studying B.Sc., B.A. and B. Com. In all the colleges together?

  • 173 : 176 : 99

  • 172 : 175 : 99

  • 173 : 176 : 100

  • 43 : 44 : 25

Q.4.​​ The number of students studying B.A. in college A is approximately what percent of the total number of students studying B.Sc. in all the colleges together?

  • 26.64

  • 27.27

  • 25.25

  • 27.75

Q.5.​​ The number of students studying B.Sc. in college C is approximately how much percent of the total number of students studying all the disciplines in all the colleges together?

  • 11.25

  • 13.24

  • 7.21

  • 9.13

The bar graph below shows the production (in numbers) and sales (in numbers) of refrigerators by five different factories in a month.​​ 

Note: Inventory (in numbers) = Production (in numbers) – Sales (in numbers)

Q.6.​​ Find the total number of refrigerators produced by all the given factories in a month

  • 3156

  • 3268

  • 3376

  • 3298

Q.7. ​​​​ For which factory, the percentage sales is maximum with respect to the production?

  • Factory A

  • Factory B

  • Factory C

  • Factory E

Q.8.​​ Find the ratio of the total sales (in number) of the factory A, C and D together to the total sales (in number)of the factory B and E together.

  • 351 : 313

  • 119 : 112

  • 257 : 213

  • 357 : 313

Q.9. ​​​​ For which factory, the inventory (in numbers) is the second highest?

  • Factory A

  • Factory B

  • Factory C

  • Factory D

Q.10.​​ If 5% and 1.25% of the refrigerators produced by factory A and factory E respectively is found to be defective, then find the percentage of non-defective refrigerators produced by factory A and E together with respect to the total refrigerators produced by all the given factories.

  • 37.4

  • 49.3

  • 41.5

  • 43.8

LOGIC

  • The time has come for women’s cricket in India to move away from the patronizing narrative of “well tried” and “well played”. The BCCI needs to dissect vital cricketing issues — big-match temperament, team selection and consistency. The team’s two senior-most players, Harmanpreet and Smriti Mandhana, had a forgettable World Cup. The captain returned with 30 runs from five matches, while Smriti could manage 49 runs from four outings. Questions must be asked about their form. Consoling the heart-broken team is fine but they also need to learn from their mistakes. In 2017, they had lost the 50-overs World Cup final against England after a nervous batting collapse. In 2020, the same story has been repeated. To be as ruthless as the Aussies, India needs to be critical about its team that finished a distant second.

Q.1.​​ What is the primary assumption of the author?

  • India’s stance towards women’s cricket was patronizing hitherto.

  • India’s women’s cricket team is not as ruthless as the Australian team.

  • India wasn’t critical of the women’s cricket hitherto, which was essential for them to progress.

  • BCCI has never questioned the form of the Indian women cricketers before.

Q.2.​​ Which of the following statements weaken the author’s main argument?

  • Whenever Indian men’s cricket team receives hatred for losing a match, their performance further dips in subsequent matches.

  • After a decent level of hard work is done by the players, cricket is a game of chances and thus unpredictable. Even after knowing one’s flaws a person tends to sometimes perform badly in such a game.

  • It’s irrelevant to compare India’s women cricket team’s performance in 2017 with 2020, as in former year, most of the batting lineup were facing an injury.

  • A similar kind of result has been observed in high pressure games. Thus, more than being critical of their game, it’s imperative to strategize differently for such games.

Q.3.​​ What the does the phrase “patronizing narrative” mean in the context of the passage?

  • A stance wherein one becomes a patron/supporter of another.

  • A narrative which focuses more on defending the person in question.

  • A stance wherein the person in question is shown in a condescending manner.

  • None of the above.

Q.4.​​ What is the tone of the passage?

  • Acerbic

  • Cynical

  • Contemptuous

  • Critical

Q.5.​​ Which of the following statements can be the appropriate ending of the passage?

  • Only then, the women’s cricket team would be able to achieve laurels in prestigious events like World Cups.

  • This would lead to a comprehensive examination of the flaws in the team, which will further aid in the progress of the team.

  • Therefore, our team would also be counted as one of the most ruthless teams in the world.

  • Only then, we would be able to develop a strong batting lineup to defeat the Aussies.

 

B.​​ This hypothesis was born in 2008 in the wake of the global financial crisis, where male domination of the banking industry led to reckless decision-making groupthink. Admittedly it’s not that there is some singular masculinity. Instead multiple competing masculinities exist shaped by class, culture and other factors. But that maleness is the no 1 risk factor for homicides across many countries, speaks to the undisputed reality of what a combination of nature and nurture has delivered. Introduction of diversity (with doses of estrogenal prudence) in decision-making is a logical way to mitigate testosterone linked aggressive, high risk behavior and achieve better outcomes. The thing about toxic masculinity is that, even disregarding its effects on others, it tends to create a very unhappy self. Boys don’t cry is a statement of both social and individual sickness. Even if one cannot generalize the character of all women, there is a very powerful social case for dialing down the testosterone overdose with female participation and leadership.

Q.6.​​ Which of the following reflects the main idea of the passage?​​ 

  • If Testosterone and Oestrogen aren’t equal then the society wont be wholesome in nature

  • Femininity is an indispensable component of the society and seeks to balance the recklessness of masculinity​​ 

  • In order to mitigate testosterone, one must introduce oestrogen found in females

  • Domination of males in the banking sector led to reckless decisions further leading to the demand of females in the sector.​​ 

Q.7.​​ ​​ Which of the following talks about a way to alleviate the effects of toxic masculinity?​​ 

  • Reducing male dominance​​ 

  • Giving less important decisions to men and more important ones to women​​ 

  • Introducing diversity in the working profile of various industries​​ 

  • Recognizing that there is toxic masculinity that prevails in the society

Q.8.​​ ‘Boys don’t cry’ is used in the passage for which of the following reasons?​​ 

  • As an example, to display the effects of masculinity​​ 

  • As an example, to elucidate the requirement of diversity​​ 

  • As a quote to substantiate the recklessness of the society​​ 

  • As a social norm to show other social norms

Q.9.​​ ‘This hypothesis’ relates to which hypothesis of 2008?​​ 

  • Men shouldn’t be in the banking sector

  • Women should be an urgent addition to the banking sector

  • Women are indispensable

  • The participation and leadership of women is necessary to balance the recklessness of men.

Q.10.​​ Which of the following talks about high risk behavior of men?​​ 

  • Recklessness in the banking sector​​ 

  • Homicide​​ 

  • Both a and b​​ 

  • Neither a nor b​​ 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

Air pollution constitutes the most pressing environmental health risk facing our global population. It is estimated to contribute toward 7 million premature deaths a year, while 92% of the world’s population is estimated to breathe toxic air quality (WHO, 2016). In less developed countries, 98% of children under five breathe toxic air. As a result, air pollution is the main cause of death for children under the age of 15, killing 600,000 every year (WHO, 2018). In financial terms, premature deaths due to air pollution cost about $5 trillion in welfare losses worldwide (The World Bank, 2016). This report presents PM2.5 data made publicly available during 2019, in order to highlight the state of particulate pollution around the world and raise awareness about public access to air quality data. The majority of this data has been published in real-time or near real-time, by governmental sources, as well as independently operated and validated non-governmental air quality monitors.

http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/content/466942/2019-world-air-quality-report-region-city-pm25-ranking/

Q.1.​​ According to IQ Air Visual’s report titled “2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking”, what is the India’s Rank in most polluted country list?

  • 9

  • 10

  • 11

  • 5

Q.2.​​ According to IQAir AirVisual’s report titled “2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking”, which Indian city ranked top in the list of cities with poor air quality in the world?

  • Ghaziabad

  • New Delhi

  • Pune

  • Bengaluru

Q.3.​​ Which of the following is a pollutant that is measured by the Air Quality Index?

  • Carbon monoxide

  • Sulphur dioxide

  • Nitrogen dioxide

  • Carbon dioxide

Q.4.​​ According to IQ Air Visual’s report titled “2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking”, Name the country with cleanest air quality?

  • Bahamas

  • South Africa

  • France

  • Sweden

Q.5.​​ According to IQ Air Visual’s report titled “2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking”, Name the most polluted country in the list?

  • Bangladesh

  • Pakistan

  • Mongolia

  • Afghanistan

The committee set up to recommend norms in Clause​​ [1]​​ of the Assam Accord submitted its report to state chief secretary Sanjay Krishna on Wednesday after failing to receive an appointment from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Some members opposed submission of​​ report to the state government.​​ Panel chairman​​ [2], former judge of the Gauhati High Court, told journalists in Guwahati: “We had written three letters to the MHA stating that the report was ready and requested to let us know when it would like to receive it. We have done our work and the report is available with Assam Accord implementation department.” MHA had reconstituted the panel last year, making joint secretary Satyendra Garg as its member secretary.

Q.6.​​ Who Headed the High level committee which submitted the report on implementation of Clause [X[ of the Assam Accord of 1985 to Assam Chief Minister (CM) SarbanandaSonowal?

  • Justice MukulMudgal

  • Justice Madan Lokur

  • Justice Biplab Kumar Sarma

  • Justice Sanjiv Khanna

Q.7.​​ Consider the following statements.

1.​​ The Committee submitted its report on implementation of clause 4 of the Assam Accord of 1985.

2.​​ The Committee submitted its report on implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985.

3.​​ The Committee submitted its report on implementation of clause 8 of the Assam Accord of 1985.

Which of the following information is correct?

  • Only 1 is correct

  • Only 2 is correct

  • Only 3 is correct

  • None of the above

Q.8.​​ The Assam Accord was a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in the year?

  • 1980

  • 1983

  • 1985

  • 1991

Q.9.​​ Which of the following statement is correct?

1.​​ The Assam Accord was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement.

2.​​ The Assam Accord was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the All Assam MorchaParishad (AAMP).

  • Only 1 is correct

  • Only 2 is correct

  • Both 1&2 are correct

  • Neither 1&2 are correct

Q.10.​​ What is the cut-off year proposed by the Committee for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state?

  • 1951

  • 1965

  • 1966

  • 1971

 

DEDUCTIVE REASONINIGN

Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1973​​ 

Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been enacted for the protection of wild animals, plants, and birds. In this, the act of hunting means “Capturing, killing, poisoning, snaring or trapping anywild animal" Even if anybody hurts, damages or steals a body part of any wild animal it constitutes to hunting. Earlier the punishment for these offenses was not harsh, but after January 2002, the amendment was brought in the act and the punishment was made more stringent.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (PCA) Act, 1960

Sec 11, of PCA Act, 1960 says that if any person beats, kicks, overrides, overloads, tortures or gives any kind of unnecessary pain or being the owner permits to do so or in any manner treat animals cruelly, then such act would be a punishable offence. Bears, Monkeys, Tigers, Panthers, Lions and Bulls are prohibited from being trained for entertainment purpose under Section 22, PCA Act, 1960.

Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860​​ 

Sections 428and 429 of Indian Penal code provides that, it is illegal to paralyze or injure any animal. Acts like throwing acid on cows, injuring street dogs and cats also invites punishment, which in a way serves as a caveat for many reckless drivers on the road. In thesekind of acts, the offender is either handed over to local protection group or a police station. Further, criminal case is filled against them.

Salmond Khan is a brilliant and established actor of Jollywood in India. He has a huge fan base across the nation. On 3rd​​ March, 2020, he was returning from a party at 2 AM. While he was on the way, he lost control over the steering and ran the car over some rickshaw pullers who were sleeping there, paralyzing 3 of them.​​ 

Q.1.​​ He has committed an offence under​​ 

  • the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1973

  • Section 11, of PCA Act, 1960​​ 

  • Sections 428 and 429 of Indian Penal code​​ 

  • None of the above

Q.2.​​ One of the Rickshaw pullers, Ranjeet had a pet dog. The dog also got injured in the accident. In an attempt to hide the incident, Salmond Khan captured the dog and took it away with him.He is punishable for this act under

  • Indian Penal Code, 1860 because he caused injury to the dog

  • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 because he captured the dog

  • Both a and b

  • Neither a nor b

Q.3.​​ Which of the following is not an offence

  • Training an elephant for acts in the circus

  • Training monkeys for identifying suspicious objects

  • Both a and b

  • Neither a nor b

Q.4.​​ A was found to steal wool from his neighbour B. B makes wool some of the wild Yaks which he has kept for the purpose of producing wool. Decide the liability of A.

  • A can be punished under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act

  • A can be punished under the PCA Act

  • B can be punished under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act

  • None of the above

Q.5.​​ Throwing water on street dogs during Holi will be

  • Offence under IPC

  • Offence under PCA

  • Both a and b

  • No offence

Problem 2 (5 Questions)

The establishment of Islamic Courts (DarulQaza) is for the application & implementation of Shariat Laws on the Muslim Ummah. Establishment and functioning of Imarat-e-Sharia in Bihar and Orissa is a glaring example of DarulQaza. These courts are rendering great services to the masses in the aforesaid states particularly for Muslims. It is headed by Chief Qazi and there are about six courts of​​ additionalQazi at the Headquarter and there are 34 Sub-Judicial Courts in different districts of Bihar.

These courts have been established to decide the disputes amongst the Muslims with regard to the Inheritance, marriage, divorce andwaqf in particular and other property related matters in accordance with Shariat Laws, so that the Muslims could be saved from costly and time taking procedure of general Courts of Land. Disputes are solved amicably, only judgements are not delivered, rather efforts are made to arouse the feeling of brotherhood, oneness and mutual love and affection between the parties in dispute. Fairness and transparent judicial pronouncement of these Islamic Courts have succeeded in attracting faith and confidence of majority of Muslims belonging to the state of Bihar and Orissa in particular and of other parts of India in general. The people believed in unbiased justice delivered by the Chief Qazi who perform the role of Judge.​​ 

All India Muslim​​ Personal​​ Law Board has also established DarulQaza in different parts of India. They are in Thane (Maharashtra), Akola Dholiya (Rajasthan), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), South & East Delhi, Asansol &Purulia (West Bengal), Lucknow&Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh).

The question of utmost importance before the Muslim Community is whether the Courts in India will​​ accept​​ the decisions given by DarulQaza or will they pay any attention to the decisions given by the aforesaid institution? If the decisions given by this Institution are not accepted by the Courts it will lose its face value. It will be a futile exercise. Generally, in India the Courts do not recognize the existence of Shariat Court.

In 2005 the Supreme Court admitted a Public Interest Litigation petition to examine the legality of the Islamic Shariah Court in the country allegedly posing challenge to the Indian Legal System. However, the Government of India in its affidavit had said that Fatwa's issued by Muslim Clerics are simply the opinions and cannot be imposed or enforced on anyone. The Court said DarulQaza and Nizam-e-Qaza are not parallel judicial system and did not prevent Muslims from setting up their case under the law of land.

[Extracted with editsfrom Relevance and Importance of DarulQaza in Contemporary India - A Critique, 20 ALJ (2012-13) 72]

Q.6.​​ “People from religions, other than Muslims, can also approach DarulQaza.” Determine the veracity of this statement.

  • True

  • False

  • Insufficient information

  • Either b or c

Q.7.​​ A and B were brothers. They had a dispute regarding their ancestral property. While the matter was being heard in aDarulQaza, A killed B in one heated argument. The DarulQaza ordered A to leave the village forever for murdering B.​​ Decide.

  • DarulQaza has acted beyond its powers

  • The decision is binding on all the courts of India

  • Both a and b

  • Neither a nor b

Q.8.​​ What according to the author is the reason of popularity for the Islamic Courts?

  • Fair judicial decisions

  • feeling of brotherhood and oneness

  • Less expensive dispute resolutions

  • Insufficient number of national courts

Q.9.​​ The decision of DarulQaza is not binding on Indian Courts but these court are still functioning. Why?

  • They offer amicable dispute resolution

  • They do not intervene with the judiciary

  • People have faith in the chief Qazi

  • All of the above

Q.10.​​ In a dispute between Shah Rukh and Amir, an Islamic court has asked both the parties to divide the property equally as a part of settlement and has asked Amir to pay a compensation of 50,000 rupees as punishment for the mental harassment caused to Shah Rukh. Amir has approached court against this decision.

  • Court can ask both of them to abide by the Settlement but not the punishment

  • Court can ask both of them to abide by the punishment but not the settlement

  • Court can disregard the complete decision

  • Court should consider the opinion of the Qazi

ANSWER KEY

ENGLISH

  •  

C

Explanation- the Governor was the state’s scapegoat who was labelled as the person who encouraged the exodus even if it wasn't true

  •  

B

Explanation- Re: ‘...now I seethe with anger whenever I come across this propaganda.’

  •  

A

Explanation- the author’s discontent originates from the fact that Kashmiri pandits are not adequately represented by the media hence their plight never comes to the fore. The media thinks only the muslim majority, oppressed by the state are the only victims. They cant conceive of a scenario where the victims might also victimise.

  •  

C

Explanation- Re: ‘my memory must come in the way of this untrue history’ and ‘But I have made it my mission to talk about the ‘other story’ of​​ Kashmir’

  •  

B

Explanation- ‘No campaigns were ever run for us; no fellowships or grants given for research on our exodus. For the media, the Kashmir issue has remained largely black and white’

  •  

B

Explanation- ‘Communist politics were on the rise in ’60s West Bengal, and sensing the tremors that would lead to the Naxalite movement and the eventual electoral victory of the Left Front in 1977, the company departed for the more congenial ground of Bombay.’

  •  

D

Explanation: Re- ‘Bombay was movies, glass, sea breeze and horizons’

  •  

C

Explanation- Re: ‘Something was elsewhere in Calcutta, too, but it wasn’t lifemore like world-historical monumentality, or any sense of the ideal or utopian. Calcuttas neorealist peripherality: this was what lent Chaudhuris returns, for holidays and family visits, an aura of worldly presence.’

  •  

C

Explanation- Even though he juxtaposes one city the other it is not so much of a comparison as it is an attempt to capture the essence of the two spaces

  •  

B

Explanation- ‘intellectual life, gossip and debate over tea, streets thick with context, men pushing stalled cars, Marxists reading newspapers in bathrooms, families and domestic workers gathered around power-cut televisions, dust, randomness, the small, sparse, porous interiors of petty-bourgeois apartments’

 

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES

  •  

C

Sol- Number of students studying B.A. in all the colleges together = 480 + 360 + 215 + 365 + 340 = 1760

Hence, option C is correct.

  •  

B

Sol-The total number of students studying B.Sc. in the colleges C and D together = 780

total number of students studying B.Com. in the colleges A and B together = 120 + 230 = 350

Reqd. Percent = ((780 – 350)/350 × 100) = 122.86%

Hence, option B is correct

  •  

C

Sol-Number of students studying B.Sc. in all the colleges together = 240 + 320 + 410 + 370 + 390 = 1730

Number of students studying B.A. in all the colleges together = 480 + 360 + 215 + 365 + 340 = 1760

Number of students studying B.Com. in all the colleges together = 120 + 230 + 315 + 215 + 120 = 1000

ratio = 173 : 176 : 100

Hence, option C is correct.

  •  

D

Sol-The number of students studying B.A. in college A = 480

Number of students studying B.Sc. in all the colleges together = 240 + 320 + 410 + 370 + 390 = 1730

Reqd. % = (480 × 100)/ 1730 ​​ = 27.75 %

Hence, option D is correct.

 

  •  

D

Sol-The number of students studying B.Sc. in college C = 410

Total number of students studying all the disciplines in all the colleges together = 1730 + 1760 + 1000 = 4490

Reqd. % = 410 × 100 = 9.13 % 4490

Hence, option D is correct.

  •  

B

Sol- Required total number of refrigerators produced by all the given factories = 680 + 726 + 484 + 658 + 720 = 3268 Hence, option B is correct.

  •  

D

Sol- Factory A = 524 × 100 = 77% 680

Factory B = 620 × 100 = 85.4% 726

Factory C = 356 × 100 = 73.5% 484

Factory D = 548 × 100 = 83% 658

Factory E = 632 × 100 = 88% 720

Hence, option D is correct.

  •  

D

Sol- Required ratio = (524 + 356 + 548) : (620 + 632) = 1428 : 1252 = 357 : 313

Hence, option D is correct.

  •  

C

Sol Factory A = 680 – 524 = 156

Factory B = 726 – 620 = 106

Factory C = 484 – 356 = 128 (second highest)

Factory D = 658 – 548 = 110

Factory E = 720 – 632 = 88

Hence, option C is correct.-

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C

Sol- Number of defective refrigerators produced by factory A and factory E together = 0.05 × 680 + 0.0125 x 720 = 34 + 9 = 43

So, number of non-defective refrigerators produced by factory A and factory E together = 680 + 720 – 43 = 1357

Reqd. % = (1357 × 100)/3268 = 41.5% 3268

Hence, option C is correct.

LOGICAL REASONING:

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C

While all of them are the assumptions from the above passage, option c) highlights the main assumption which flows from the central idea of the passage. The central idea of the passage is that India isn’t critical about the game of the women cricketers which is hindering in their progress. Thus, in order for them to succeed they need to be​​ familiarized with their shortcomings. As c) encaptures this idea it is the correct answer, whereas a), b) and d) are incorrect ones.

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B

Though options b) and d) both seem appropriate, its option b) which argues against the main idea of the passage. The author, through the passage underscores that being critical of one’s game will result in one’s success. However, option b) highlights that luck also plays an important role and thus solely identifying flaws in one’s game won’t lead to success. Thus, b) is the correct answer.

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B

Option a is irrelevant because patron and patronizing are two different concepts. Although patronizing means condescending, the context demands it to be portrayed as something defensive and seeks to justify the author’s thought.

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D

. The author, in the above passage, tends to highlight that the existing stance towards India’s women cricket team is of a patronizing nature which needs to be changed to being critical of their performance. Thus, the author is critical of the type of lens through which women’s cricket team is viewed, which only leads to stalling their performance in important games. Thus, the author is neither harsh, nor doubtful nor contemptuous of the existing stance. Thus, correct answer is d).

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B

The author tends to end the passage on a note that the women’s team needs to be critical of their game, so that they are aware of their fallacies and thus, do not repeat their mistakes again. Option b) aptly captures the message wherein it talks about the examination of flaws which ultimately leads to the success of the team. Thus, the rest are incorrect answers and b) is the correct answer.

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B

Even though option d is correct according to the passage, it is merely an example and not the main idea. Option b reflects the main idea of the passage.

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C

Introducing diversity translates to the introduction of women and Oestrogen as narrowly explained in other examples. Therefore, Answer c is the right answer according to the given context.

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A

Although option b is not wrong, option a is a better option because it is the immediate reason whereas b is a derived reason for the same

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D

Option d is the crux of the hypothesis whereas other options are just application to examples or universal theories.

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B

According to the passage, banking sector is not explicitly considered as a high risk industry even though in spirit it might be so. Thus the answer is only b.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

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DEDUCTIVE REASONING

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D

None of the above provisions cover human beings

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A

Wildlife protection act will apply only to wild animals and not pets. Sections 428 and 429 of Indian Penal Code provides that, it is illegal to paralyze or injure any animal

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C

Elephants have not been exempted from being trained. Restriction is only on training for entertainment purpose

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D

A did not steal from the animal. PCA does not apply, therefore not b. Liability of B has not been asked hence not c

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D

No provision in this regard has been provided

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A

“These courts are rendering great services to the masses in the aforesaid states particularly for Muslims.” Therefore, the “masses” will include people from non-muslim community as well

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A

Murder is not covered under Darul Qaza’s extent of power “These courts have been established to decide the disputes amongst the Muslims with regard to the Inheritance, marriage, divorce and other property related matters in accordance with Shariat Laws,”]

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A

“Fairness and transparent judicial pronouncement of these Islamic Courts have succeeded in attracting faith and confidence of majority of Muslims

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D

The author highlights that though the decisions are not binding, they can provide settlements. Also, they do not interfere with the judiciary so it cannot be termed illegal. People trust the Qazi as well, so the resort to these measures

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C