1.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is an alternating number subtraction series. First, 2 is subtracted, then 4,
then 2, and so on.


2.

Answer: C
Explanation:
In
this simple alternating subtraction and addition series; 1 is subtracted,
then 2 is added, and so on.


3.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
is a simple alternating subtraction series, which subtracts 2, then 5.


4.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 10
is subtracted from each number to arrive at the next. In the second, 5 is
added to each number to arrive at the next.


5.

Answer: D
Explanation:
8
x 1  2 = 6
6 x 2  3 = 9 9 x 3  4 = 23 23 x 4  5 = 87 87 x 5  6 = 429 ... 

6.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple addition series, which begins with 2 and adds 6.


7.

Answer: E
Explanation:
This
is an alternating subtraction series, which subtracts 5, then 2, then 5, and
so on.


8.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is a simple addition series; each number is 3 more than the previous number.


9.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is a simple multiplication series. Each number is 2 times greater than the
previous number.


10.

Answer: A
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


11.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Clearly,
health of the citizens is an issue of major concern for the Government. So, a
product like drugs, must be first studied and tested in the Indian context
before giving licence for its sale. So, only argument I holds strong.


12.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Clearly,
harnessing solar energy will be helpful as it is an inexhaustible resource
unlike other resources. So, argument I holds. But argument II is vague as
solar energy is the cheapest form of energy.


13.

Answer: B
Explanation:
We
know from the first two statements that Lily runs fastest. Therefore, the
third statement must be false.


14.

Answer: C
Explanation:
Here,
there are two alternating patterns. The first begins with 17 and adds 2; the
second begins with 32 and subtracts 3.


15.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition series with a random number, 4, interpolated as
every third number. In the main series, 1 is added, then 2 is added, then 1,
then 2, and so on.


16.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is a simple addition series with a random number, 18, interpolated as every
third number. In the series, 4 is added to each number except 18, to arrive
at the next number.


17.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
is an alternating subtraction series with the interpolation of a random
number, 5, as every third number. In the subtraction series, 3 is subtracted,
then 4, then 3, and so on.


18.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition series that adds 5, then 2, then 5, and so on.


19.

Answer: A
Explanation:
In
this simple subtraction series, the numbers decrease by 3.


20.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is an alternating repetition series, with a random number, 22, interpolated
as every third number into an otherwise simple addition series. In the
addition series, 4 is added to each number to arrive at the next number.


21.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is an alternating subtraction series in which 2 is subtracted twice, then 3
is subtracted once, then 2 is subtracted twice, and so on.


22.

Answer: E
Explanation:
This
simple addition series adds 4 to each number to arrive at the next.


23.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 2 is
added to each number to arrive at the next; in the alternate pattern, 6 is
subtracted from each number to arrive at the next.


24.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition series with repetition, in which a random number,
66, is interpolated as every third number. The regular series adds 2, then 3,
then 2, and so on, with 66 repeated after each "add 2" step.


25.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple subtraction series in which a random number, 85, is interpolated
as every third number. In the subtraction series, 10 is subtracted from each
number to arrive at the next.


26.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is an alternating addition series, with a random number, 21, interpolated as
every third number. The addition series alternates between adding 3 and
adding 4. The number 21 appears after each number arrived at by adding 3.


27.

Answer: A
Explanation:
In
this alternating repetition series, a random number, 33, is interpolated
every third number into a simple addition series, in which each number
increases by 2.


28.

Answer: E
Explanation:
This
is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. First, 3 is added,
then 1 is subtracted, then 3 is added, 1 subtracted, and so on.


29.

Answer: D
Explanation:
Here
is a simple addition series, which begins with 9 and adds 7.


30.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Let
the son's present age be x years. Then, (38  x) = x
2x = 38.
x = 19.
Son's age 5 years back (19  5) = 14
years.


31.

Answer: A
Explanation:
All
of the trees in the park are flowering trees, So all dogwoods in the
park are flowering trees.


32.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
first two statements give information about Zoe's tulips and pansies.
Information about any other kinds of flowers cannot be determined.


33.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


34.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


35.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


36.

Answer: A
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


37.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


38.

Answer: B
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


39.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


40.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


41.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


42.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


43.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


44.

Answer: B
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


45.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


46.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


47.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


48.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


49.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
correct order is :


50.

Answer: B
Explanation:
Because
the letters are the same, concentrate on the number series, which is a simple
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 series, and follows each letter in order.


51.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
series consists of a simple alphabetical order with the first two letters of
all segments: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K. The third letter of each segment
is a repetition of the first letter.


52.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Because
the first two statements are true, raspberries are the most expensive of the
three.


53.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
first letters are in alphabetical order with a letter skipped in between each
segment: C, E, G, I, K. The second and third letters are repeated; they are
also in order with a skipped letter: M, O, Q, S, U.


54.

Answer: D
Explanation:
In
this series, the letters remain the same: DEF.
The
subscript numbers follow this series:
111,
112, 122, 222, 223, 233, 333, ...


55.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
second and forth letters in the series, L and A, are static. The first and
third letters consist of an alphabetical order beginning with the letter E.


56.

Answer: B
Explanation:
Statement
II is the only true statement. Since all dogs like to run, then the ones who
like to swim also like to run. There is no support for statement I or
statement III.


57.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Let
Ronit's present age be x years. Then, father's present age =(x +
3x) years = 4x years.
8x + 16 = 5x + 40
3x = 24
x = 8.


58.

Answer: C
Explanation:
In
this language, the noun appears first and the adjectives follow. Since agnos means
spider and should appear first, choices a and d can be ruled out. Choice b
can be ruled out because delano means snake.


59.

Answer: D
Explanation:
Gorbl means
fan; flur means belt; pixn means ceiling; arth means
tile; and tusl means roof. Therefore, pixnarth is the
correct choice.


60.

Answer: D
Explanation:
Migen means
cup; lasan means board; poen means walk; cuop means
pull; and dansa means man. The only possible choices, then, are
choices a and d. Choice a can be ruled out because migen means cup.


61.

Answer: B
Explanation:
Tam means
sky; ceno means blue; rax means cheese; apl means
star; and mitl means bright. So, mitltam means bright
sky.


62.

Answer: C
Explanation:
On
31st December, 2005 it was Saturday.
Number
of odd days from the year 2006 to the year 2009 = (1 + 1 + 2 + 1) = 5 days.
On 31st December 2009, it was
Thursday.


63.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a multiplication series; each number is 3 times the previous number.


64.

Answer: C
Explanation:
In
this simple addition series, each number increases by 0.8.


65.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is an alternating multiplication and subtracting series: First, multiply by 2
and then subtract 8.


66.

Answer: D
Explanation:
In
this simple addition with repetition series, each number in the series
repeats itself, and then increases by 12 to arrive at the next number.


67.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple division series; each number is onehalf of the previous number.
In
other terms to say, the number is divided by 2 successively to get the next
result.
4/2
= 2
2/2
= 1
1/2
= 1/2
(1/2)/2
= 1/4
(1/4)/2
= 1/8 and so on.


68.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple addition series. Each number increases by 2.


69.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is a simple multiplication series. Each number is 3 times more than the
previous number.


70.

Answer: D
Explanation:
In
this addition series, 1 is added to the first number; 2 is added to the
second number; 3 is added to the third number; 4 is added to the fourth
number; and go on.


71.

Answer: B
Explanation:
In
this alternating repetition series, the random number 21 is interpolated
every other number into an otherwise simple addition series that increases by
2, beginning with the number 9.


72.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
alternating addition series begins with 3; then 1 is added to give 4; then 3
is added to give 7; then 1 is added, and so on.


73.

Answer: D
Explanation:
In
this simple subtraction series, each number decreases by 0.4.


74.

Answer: B
Explanation:
In
this series, each number is repeated, then 13 is subtracted to arrive at the
next number.


75.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
is a simple subtraction series. Each number is 35 less than the previous
number.


76.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple subtraction series. Each number is 6 less than the previous
number.


77.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is an alternating division and addition series: First, divide by 2, and then
add 8.


78.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first
pattern, 3 is added; in the second, 2 is subtracted.


79.

Answer: A
Explanation:
In
this series, 5 is added to the previous number; the number 70 is inserted as
every third number.


80.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
series alternates the addition of 4 with the subtraction of 3.


81.

Answer: D
Explanation:
This
is a simple addition series with a random number, 8, interpolated as every
other number. In the series, 6 is added to each number except 8, to arrive at
the next number.


82.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. The first series
begins with 8 and adds 3; the second begins with 43 and subtracts 2.


83.

Answer: B
Explanation:
This
is a simple subtraction series in which a random number, 93, is interpolated
as every third number. In the subtraction series, 10 is subtracted from each
number to arrive at the next.


84.

Answer: C
Explanation:
The
letters decrease by 1; the numbers are multiplied by 2.


85.

Answer: B
Explanation:
In
this series, the letters progress by 2, and the numbers increase by 2.


86.

Answer: A
Explanation:
In
this series, the letters progress by 1; the numbers decrease by 3.


87.

Answer: C
Explanation:
This
is a simple subtraction series; each number is 4 less than the previous
number.


88.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Let
the present ages of Sameer and Anand be 5x years and 4x years
respectively.
9(5x + 3) = 11(4x + 3)
45x + 27 = 44x + 33
45x  44x = 33  27
x = 6.
Anand's present age = 4x = 24
years.


89.

Answer: A
Explanation:
In
this series, the third letter is repeated as the first letter of the next
segment. The middle letter, A, remains static. The third letters are in
alphabetical order, beginning with R.


90.

Answer: A
Explanation:
This
series consists of letters in a reverse alphabetical order.


91.

Answer: C
Explanation:
There
are two alphabetical series here. The first series is with the first letters
only: STUVW. The second series involves the remaining letters: CD, EF, GH,
IJ, KL.


92.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Clearly,
India can export only the surplus and that which can be saved after
fulfilling its own needs, to pay for its imports. Encouragement to export
cannot lead to shortages as it shall provide the resources for imports. So,
only argument I holds.


93.

Answer: A
Explanation:
Clearly,
India cannot part with a state that is a major foreign exchange earner to it.
So, argument I holds strong. Further, giving away a piece of land
unconditionally and unreasonably is no solution to settle disputes. So,
argument II is vague.


94.

Answer: E
Explanation:
The
students union formation shall be a step towards giving to students the basic
education in the field of politics. However, it shall create the same
political atmosphere in the campus. Thus, both the arguments hold strong.


95.

Answer: D
Explanation:
The
prices of petrol and diesel being stagnant in the domestic market and the
increase in the same in the international market must be backed by
independent causes.


96.

Answer: D
Explanation:
Closing
the schools for a week and the parents withdrawing their wards from the local
schools are independent issues, which must have been triggered by different
individual causes.


97.

Answer: B
Explanation:
Because
the first two statements are true, Eric is the youngest of the three, so the
third statement must be false.


98.

Answer: D
Explanation:
II.
Let the present ages of Arun and his son be 11x and 6x years
respectively.
I.
5 years ago, Arun's age = 2 x His son's age.
Clearly,
any two of the above will give Arun's present age.
Correct answer is (D).


99.

Answer: A
Explanation:
I.
Let Ravi's present age be x years. Then, his father's present age =
2x years.
III.
Ravi is younger than his brother.
Thus,
I and II together give the answer. Clearly, III is redundant.
Correct answer is (A).


100.

Answer: D
Explanation:
There
are three series to look for here. The first letters are alphabetical in
reverse: Z, Y, X, W, V. The second letters are in alphabetical order,
beginning with A. The number series is as follows: 5, 4, 6, 3, 7.


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