CAT Practice Question and Answer

Q: Mr. Shankar spends 25% of his monthly salary on household expenditure, 20% of the remaining on children’s education, and the remaining is equally invested in three different schemes. If the amount invested in each scheme is Rs.5600, what is the monthly salary of Shankar ? 789 0

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    Rs. 34000
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    Rs. 31245
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    Rs. 24315
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    Rs. 28000
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Answer : 4. "Rs. 28000"
Explanation :

Answer: D) Rs. 28000 Explanation: Let the monthly salary of Shankar be = Rs.xAmount invested on expenditure = 25% = x/4;Remaning amount = 3x/4;Amount invested on children education = 20% i.e = 3x/20;Remaining amount = 3x/4 - 3x/20 = 3x/5;Remaining amount invested in three different schemes i.e is 1/3(3x/5) => x/5 = 5600Therefore x = 28000Hence, Monthly salary of Shankar is Rs. 28,000.

Q: What was the day of the week on 17th June, 1998 ? 2235 6

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    Monday
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    Tuesday
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    Wednesday
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    Friday
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Answer : 3. "Wednesday"
Explanation :

Answer: C) Wednesday Explanation: 17th June, 1998 = (1997 years + Period from 1.1.1998 to 17.6.1998)Odd days in 1600 years = 0Odd days in 300 years = 197 years has 24 leap years + 73 ordinary years.Number of odd days in 97 years ( 24 x 2 + 73) = 121 = 2 odd days.Jan. Feb. March. April. May. June.(31 + 28 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 17) = 168 days168 days = 24 weeks = 0 odd day.Total number of odd days = (0 + 1 + 2 + 0) = 3.Given day is Wednesday.

Q: If the true discount on sum due 2 years hence at 14% per annum be Rs. 168, the sum due is ? 3078 4

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    Rs.948
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    Rs.876
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    Rs.768
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    Rs.658
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Answer : 3. "Rs.768"
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Answer: C) Rs.768 Explanation: P.W. = 100×T.DR×T = 100×16814×2 = 600. Sum = (P.W. + T.D.) = Rs. (600 + 168) = Rs. 768.

Q: If the third day of a month is Tuesday, which of the following would be the 4th day before the 27th day of that month? 660 1

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    Tuesday
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    Monday
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    Wednesday
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    Sunday
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Answer : 2. "Monday"
Explanation :

Answer: B) Monday Explanation: Dates on which Tuesday fall are 3,10,17, and 24   Hence, the 27th day of the month will be (Tuesday + 3 days=)Friday   Required day of the month = Friday - 4 = Monday

Q: Sandhya's birthday falls on 15th August and Minu's birthday falls on 25th June. If Minu's birthday was on Wednesday, what was the day on Sandhya's birthday in the same year? 648 0

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    Friday
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    Monday
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    Tuesday
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    Saturday
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Answer : 1. "Friday"
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Answer: A) Friday Explanation: Total days from 25th June to 15th August = 5 + 31 + 15 = 51 days       51/7  = 7 weeks and 2 days        August 15 = Wednesday + 2 = Friday

Q: In a class of 50 students M is eighth from top. H is 20th from bottom. How many students are there between M and H? 623 0

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    22
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    23
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    24
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    can't be determined
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Answer : 1. "22"
Explanation :

Answer: A) 22 Explanation: M is 8th from the top.   H is (50 - 20 + 1 =) 31 st from the top.   Number of students between M and H = (31 - 8- 1=)22

Q: In a row of thirty boys, R is fourth from the right end and W is tenth from the left end . How many boys are there between R and W? 613 0

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    15
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    16
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    17
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    can't be determined
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Answer : 2. "16"
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Answer: B) 16 Explanation: W = 10th from the left   R = 4th from the right = (30 - 4 + 1= ) 27th from left    No of boys between R and W = (27 - 10) - 1 = 16

Q: What should come next in the following number series? 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 561 0

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    9
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    8
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    7
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    6
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Answer : 4. "6"
Explanation :

Answer: D) 6 Explanation: Here the series is:   987654321, 87654321, 7654321, 65...

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