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  • 2014 Q Explanation needed

    A question paper must have a question on
    one of the eight poets: A, B, C, D, E, F, G
    or H. The first four belong to the medieval
    period while the rest are considered modern
    poets. Generally, modern poets figure in the
    question paper in alternate years. Generally
    those who like H like G also; and those who
    like F like E also. The paper-setter does not
    like to ask about F as he has written a book
    on F, but he likes F. Last year, the paper
    contained a question on A. On the basis of
    the information given, this year’ s paper is
    most likely to contain a question on
    (a) C
    (b) E
    (c) F
    (d) H
  • Is the answer E ?
    Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
  • Is the answer E ?
    Yes ans is E but how ?

  • edited March 2015
    2014 Q Any shortcut method for such Qs

    A bell rings every 18 minutes. A second
    bell rings every 24 minutes. A third bell
    rings every 32 minutes. If all the three bells
    ring at the same time at 8 o’ clock in the
    morning, at what other time will they all
    ring together?
    (a) 12 : 40 hrs
    (b) 12 : 48 hrs
    (c) 12 : 56 hrs
    (d) 13 : 04 hrs
  • Ans - B
    Using LCM method. LCM of 18,24,32 = 288.
    Divide 288 min by 60= so 4hrs and 48 min
    ......
  • edited March 2015
    @Karan_01

    A question paper must have a question on
    one of the eight poets: A, B, C, D, E, F, G
    or H. The first four belong to the medieval
    period while the rest are considered modern
    poets. Generally, modern poets figure in the
    question paper in alternate years
    . Generally
    those who like H like G also; and those who
    like F like E also
    . The paper-setter does not
    like to ask about F as he has written a book
    on F, but he likes F. Last year, the paper
    contained a question on A.
    On the basis of
    the information given, this year’ s paper is
    most likely to contain a question on

    Following conclusions can be drawn:
    1.
    modern poets figure in the question paper in alternate years and Last year, the paper contained a question on A => This year question will have a modern poet (We know that A=medieval)

    2.
    those who like F like E also and paper-setter does not like to ask about F as he has written a book on F, but he likes F => paper-setter likes E

    Therefore, a question on E is most likely.
    There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
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  • edited March 2015
    @Karan_01
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  • I have a few doubts from CL Test 01:

    1. If 1st March 2014 is Monday, then in which of the following years will the 1st of March be Sunday?
    a. 2020
    b. 2018
    c. 2019
    d. 2017

    2. At what time after 3:20 p.m. will the hour and minute hands of a clock make an angle of 75°?
    a. 3:22 p.m.
    b. 3:24 p.m.
    c. 3:28 p.m.
    d. 3:30 p.m.

    3. A milkman bought 10 L of milk and added 5 L of water to it. If the price of 1 L of the mixture is Rs. 15 and that of water is Rs. 5, then find the price of 1 liter of milk.
    a. Rs. 10
    b. Rs. 15
    c. Rs. 20
    d. Data Insufficient

    Thanks!
  • edited March 2015
    I have answered them to the best of my knowledge :) Let me know if anyone finds a mistake. Thanks.

    1. If 1st March 2014 is Monday, then in which of the following years will the 1st of March be Sunday?
    a. 2020
    b. 2018
    c. 2019
    d. 2017

    Sol.
    1st March 2014 is Monday
    1st March 2015 will be Tuesday
    1st March 2016 will be Thursday (2016 is divisible by 4 => hence a leap year)
    1st March 2017 will be Friday
    1st March 2018 will be Saturday
    1st March 2019 should be Sunday

    2. At what time after 3:20 p.m. will the hour and minute hands of a clock make an angle of 75°?
    a. 3:22 p.m.
    b. 3:24 p.m.
    c. 3:28 p.m.
    d. 3:30 p.m.

    Sol.
    60 minutes = 360 deg
    5 min = 30 deg (360/12)
    1 min = 6 deg

    use these^
    If you still have any doubt let me know.

    3. A milkman bought 10 L of milk and added 5 L of water to it. If the price of 1 L of the mixture is Rs. 15 and that of water is Rs. 5, then find the price of 1 liter of milk.
    a. Rs. 10
    b. Rs. 15
    c. Rs. 20
    d. Data Insufficient

    Sol.
    Total Mixture = 15 L (10L milk + 5L water)

    If, 1L of this Mixture coasts Rs. 15
    then, 15L Mixture = 15*15 = Rs. 225

    If 1 L of water= Rs. 5
    => 5 L water costs = 5*5 =Rs 25

    Now, find cost of 10 L milk,
    10L milk = cost of mixture - cost of water
    => Rs 225 - Rs 25 = Rs 200

    But ques asks cost of 1 L milk
    If cost of 10L milk = Rs 200
    then cost of 1L milk = 200/10 = Rs 20

    @Myrtle
    There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
  • @crux Thank you for the solutions! I see my mistakes now. If I'm not asking too much, could you solve the clock question for me? I know the equations that you wrote for this question. But in the exam, sometimes my brain refuses to budge, and function. Apologies for the trouble!
  • 2014 Q

    If Sohan, while selling two goats at the same
    price, makes a profit of 10% on one goat
    and suffers a loss of 10% on the other.

    (a) he makes no profit and no loss.
    (b) he makes a profit of 1%.
    (c) he suffers a loss of 1%.
    (d) he suffers a loss of 2%
  • Loss of 1%
  • Loss of 1%
    Explaination plz
  • edited March 2015
    @Myrtle check the diag attached.
    For hour hand-
    60 minutes = 30 deg
    1 min = 1/2 deg; this means for every 1 min hour hand travels 1/2 deg

    therefore, 3:30 p.m. => for 30 min = 15 deg is swapped by the hour hand
    hence, angle between the hour hand and '4' will be 30 deg - 15 deg = 15 deg.
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    There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
  • @crux I found this formula which I presume everyone uses.
    θ = 30H - 11M/2
  • @crux I found this formula which I presume everyone uses.
    θ = 30H - 11M/2
    I don't prefer formulas. If you can carry that to the exam hall, go ahead :)
    There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
  • Attaching a passage from the same test.
    In Q.44, the answer given is (a). But I found (d) as the most suitable option. Option 4 has to be inferred, and not directly mentioned in the passage.

    Also, in Q.45, answer given is (c), whereas I found (b) as the appropriate answer.

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  • @crux I found this formula which I presume everyone uses.
    θ = 30H - 11M/2
    I don't prefer formulas. If you can carry that to the exam hall, go ahead :)
    @crux I'm of a similar opinion. I don't retain formulae. Shall we continue our discussion on Private Message? I'd like to discuss further, if it's not an issue. Thanks!
  • Attaching a passage from the same test.
    In Q.44, the answer given is (a). But I found (d) as the most suitable option. Option 4 has to be inferred, and not directly mentioned in the passage.

    Also, in Q.45, answer given is (c), whereas I found (b) as the appropriate answer.

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    I too feel only 2 ( B ) option is appropriate answer.
  • Q1.4,5,14,51,280,1125,6786,?
    1. 5
    2. 14
    3. 51
    4. 280
    5. 1125

    Q2.7,3.5,5,9,20,52.5,160.5,?
    1. 3.5
    2. 5
    3. 9
    4. 22
    5. 57.5

    Q3.1600,788,384,184,86,37,17.5,?
    1. 788
    2. 384
    3. 184
    4. 86
    5. 37
  • 2014 Q

    If Sohan, while selling two goats at the same
    price, makes a profit of 10% on one goat
    and suffers a loss of 10% on the other.

    (a) he makes no profit and no loss.
    (b) he makes a profit of 1%.
    (c) he suffers a loss of 1%.
    (d) he suffers a loss of 2%
    @Karan_01 I'm attaching a solution for this question. However, please keep in mind that there's a short-cut also for the same. The result will always be a loss. The formula most students use is as follows:

    The loss incurred = [x/10]^2 %
    In this question, x = 10


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  • ^ A correction, read equation (a) as 10 SP1 = 9 CP1
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • edited March 2015
    MPSC 2014 RC Q.

    Whats your take ???

    During Population inversion in three state laser:
    1) Metastable state is most populated
    2) Ground state is most populated
    3) Both Metastable and ground state are equally populated
    4) None of the above

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  • MPSC 2014 RC Q.

    Whats your take ???

    During Population inversion in three state laser:
    1) Metastable state is most populated
    2) Ground state is most populated
    3) Both Metastable and ground state are equally populated
    4) None of the above

    @Karan_01 Is (1) the answer?
  • edited March 2015
    Double post.
  • Dear fellows , want your help regarding comprehension...
    How should one approach to comprehension during exam, i.e. to take passages first or to take apptitude first?
  • SJMSJM
    edited March 2015


  • MPSC 2014 RC Q.

    Whats your take ???

    During Population inversion in three state laser:
    1) Metastable state is most populated
    2) Ground state is most populated
    3) Both Metastable and ground state are equally populated
    4) None of the above

    @Karan_01 Is (1) the answer?
    @Myrtle,Yes you are right

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