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Among the following days, the largest fraction of orders booked on which day was lost?

correct answer:-**1**

On which of the following days was the number of orders booked the highest?

correct answer:-**3**

The delivery ratio for a given day is defined as the ratio of the number of orders booked on that day which are delivered on the next day to the number of orders booked on that day which are delivered on the second day after booking. On which of the following days, was the delivery ratio the highest?

correct answer:-**4**

The average time taken to deliver orders booked on a particular day is computed as follows. Let the number of orders delivered the next day be x and the number of orders delivered the day after be y. Then the average time to deliver order is $$\frac{(x+2y)}{(x+y)}$$. On which of the following days was the average time taken to deliver orders booked the least?

correct answer:-**3**

Who among the following did not appear for the Mathematics examination?

correct answer:-**2**

Which students did not appear for the English examination?

correct answer:-**4**

What BEST can be concluded about the students who did not appear for the Hindi examination?

correct answer:-**2**

What BEST can be concluded about the students who missed the Science examination?

correct answer:-**1**

How many out of these six students missed exactly one examination?

correct answer:-**3**

For how many students can we be definite about which examinations they missed?

correct answer:-**4**

What is the approximate percentage change in the average gross of the HR department due to transfer of a 40-year old person with basic pay of Rs. 8000 from the Marketing department?

correct answer:-**3**

There was a mutual transfer of an employee between Marketing and Finance departments and transfer of one employee from Marketing to HR. As a result, the average age of finance department increased by one year and that of Marketing department remained the same. What is the new average age of HR department?

correct answer:-**3**

If two employees (each with a basic pay of Rs. 6000) are transferred from Maintenance department to HR department and one person (with a basic pay of Rs. 8000) was transferred from Marketing department to HR department, what will be the percentage change in average basic pay of HR department?

correct answer:-**2**

What is the lowest possible fare, in rupees, from A to J?

correct answer:-**1**

The company plans to introduce a direct flight between A and J. The market research results indicate that all its existing passengers travelling between A and J will use this direct flight if it is priced 5% below the minimum price that they pay at present. What should the company charge approximately, in rupees, for this direct flight?

correct answer:-**2**

If the airports C, D and H are closed down owing to security reasons, what would be the minimum price, in rupees, to be paid by a passenger travelling from A to J?

correct answer:-**3**

If the prices include a margin of 10% over the total cost that the company incurs, what is the minimum cost per kilometer that the company incurs in flying from A to J?

correct answer:-**2**

If the prices include a margin of 15% over the total cost that the company incurs, which among the following is the distance to be covered in flying from A to J that minimizes the total cost of travel for the company?

correct answer:-**4**

How much did Dipan get in English Paper II?

correct answer:-**3**

Students who obtained Group Scores of at least 95 in every group are eligible to apply for a prize. Among those who are eligible, the student obtaining the highest Group Score in Social Science Group is awarded this prize. The prize was awarded to:

correct answer:-**4**

Among the top ten students, how many boys scored at least 95 in at least one paper from each of the groups?

correct answer:-**1**

Each of the ten students was allowed to improve his/her score in exactly one paper of choice with the objective of maximizing his /her final score. Everyone scored 100 in the paper in which he or she chose to improve. After that, the topper among the ten students was:

correct answer:-**5**

Had Joseph, Agni, Pritam and Tirna each obtained Group Score of 100 in the Social Science Group,then their standing in decreasing order of final score would be;

correct answer:-**1**

What can be said regarding the following two statements?

Statement 1: Profitable Ltd. has the lowest share in MP market.

Statement 2: Honest Ltd.’s total revenue is more than Profitable Ltd.

correct answer:-**2**

What can be said regarding the following two statements?

Statement 1: Aggressive Ltd.’s lowest revenues are from MP.

Statement 2: Honest Ltd.’s lowest revenues are from Bihar.

correct answer:-**3**

What can be said regarding the following two statements?

Statement 1: Honest Ltd. has the highest share in the UP market.

Statement 2: Aggressive Ltd. has the highest share in the Bihar market.

correct answer:-**3**

If Profitable Ltd.’s lowest revenue is from UP, then which of the following is true?

correct answer:-**3**

Which two states account for the highest productivity of rice (tons produced per hectare of rice cultivation)?

correct answer:-**1**

How many states have a per capita production of rice (defined as total rice production divided by its population) greater than Gujarat?

correct answer:-**2**

An intensive rice producing state is defined as one whose annual rice production per million of population is at least 400,000 tons. How many states are intensive rice producing states?

correct answer:-**4**

Assuming that Parul and Hari are attending the workshop on Communication Skills (CS), then which of the following employees can possibly attend the CS workshop?

correct answer:-**1**

How many Executives (Exe) cannot attend more than one workshop?

correct answer:-**2**

Which set of employees cannot attend any of the workshops?

correct answer:-**2**

Which of the following pairs of countries are most dissimilar?

correct answer:-**4**

Which of the following countries is least dissimilar to India?

correct answer:-**1**

Which amongst the following countries is most dissimilar to India?

correct answer:-**2**

Three of the following four pairs of countries have identical levels of dissimilarity. Which pair is the odd one out?

correct answer:-**4**

Which firm has the highest profitability?

correct answer:-**4**

If firm A acquires firm B, approximately what percentage of the total market (total sales) will they corner together?

correct answer:-**1**

Statement A: The success rate of moving from written test to interview stage for males was worse than for females in 2003.

Statement B: The success rate of moving from written test to interview stage for females was better in 2002 than in 2003.

correct answer:-**4**

Statement A: In 2002, the number of females selected for the course as a proportion of the number of females who bought application forms, was higher than the corresponding proportion for males.

Statement B: In 2002, among those called for interview, males had a greater success rate than females.

correct answer:-**4**

Statement A: The percentage of absentees in the written test among females decreased from 2002 to 2003.

Statement B: The percentage of absentees in the written test among males was larger than among females in 2003.

correct answer:-**1**

Madhu has received admission in all schools listed above. She wishes to select the highest overall ranked school whose annual tuition fee does not exceed $23,000 and median starting salary is at least $70,000. Which school will she select?

correct answer:-**4**

In terms of staring salary and tuition fee, how many schools are uniformly better (higher median starting salary AND lower tuition fee) than Dartmouth College?

correct answer:-**2**

How many schools in the list above have single digit rankings on at least 3 of the 4 parameters (overall ranking, ranking by academics, ranking by recruiters and ranking by placement)?

correct answer:-**4**

The percentage of respondents that fall into the 35 to 40 years age group (both inclusive) is at least

correct answer:-**3**

The percentage of respondents aged less than 40 years is at least

correct answer:-**4**

Given the information above, the percentage of respondents older than 35 can be at most

correct answer:-**3**

What percentage of cities located within 10 E° and 40 E° (10° East and 40° East) lie in the Southern Hemisphere?

correct answer:-**2**

The number of cities whose names begin with a consonant and are in the Northern Hemisphere in the table

correct answer:-**4**

The ratio of the number of countries whose name starts with vowels and located in the southern hemisphere, to the number of countries, the name of whose capital cities starts with a vowel in the table above is

correct answer:-**1**

Based on the above information which of the following is true?

correct answer:-**4**

An experienced cricketer with no incomplete innings has BA of 50. The next time he bats, the innings is incomplete and he scores 45 runs. It can be inferred that

correct answer:-**2**

How many lays are used to produce yellow fabrics?

correct answer:-**4**

How many lays are used to produce XL fabrics?

correct answer:-**1**

How many lays are used to produce XL yellow or XL white fabrics?

correct answer:-**4**

How many varieties of fabrics, which exceed the order, have been produced?

correct answer:-**2**

How many international airports of type ‘A’ account for more than 40 million passengers?

correct answer:-**2**

What percentage of top ten busiest airports is in the United States of America?

correct answer:-**1**

Of the five busiest airports, roughly, what percentage of passengers in handled by Heathrow Airport?

correct answer:-**3**

How many international airports not located in the USA handle more than 30 million passengers?

correct answer:-**2**

Suppose the average employment level is 60 per factory. The average employment in wholly private” factories is approximately:

correct answer:-**1**

Among the firms in different sectors, value added per employee is highest in:

correct answer:-**2**

Capital productivity is defined as the gross output value per rupee of fixed capital. The three sectors with the higher capital productivity, arranged in descending order are:

correct answer:-**2**

A sector is considered ‘pareto efficient’ if its value added per employee and its value added per rupee of fixed capital is higher than those of all other sectors. Based on the table data, the pareto efficient sector is:

correct answer:-**3**

The total value added in all sectors is estimated at Rs. 14,000 crores. Suppose that the number of firms in the joint sector is 2700. The average value added per factory, in Rs. crores, in the central govt. is:

correct answer:-**4**

What are the countries on the coverage frontier?

correct answer:-**3**

Which of the following statements are true?

A. India > Pakistan and India > Indonesia

B. India > China and India > Nepal

C. Sri Lanka > China

D. China > Nepal

correct answer:-**2**

Using only the data presented under Sanitation facilities columns, it can be concluded that rural population in India, as a percentage of its total population is approximately

correct answer:-**3**

Again, using only the data presented under Sanitation facilities columns, sequence China, Indonesia and Philippines in ascending order of rural population as a percentage of their respective total populations. The correct order is:

correct answer:-**1**

India is not on the coverage frontier because

A. it is lower than Bangladesh in terms of coverage of drinking water facilities.

B. it is lower than Sri Lanka in terms of coverage of sanitation facilities.

C. it is lower than Pakistan in terms of coverage of sanitation facilities.

D. it is dominated by Indonesia.

correct answer:-**4**

These relate to the above table with the additional provison that the gap between the population coverages of ‘sanitation facilities’ and ‘drinking water facilities’ is a measure of disparity in coverage.

The country with the most disparity in coverage of rural sector is

correct answer:-**1**

These relate to the above table with the additional provison that the gap between the population coverages of ‘sanitation facilities’ and ‘drinking water facilities’ is a measure of disparity in coverage.

The country with the least disparity in coverage of urban sector is

correct answer:-**3**

How many airports of type ‘1’ handle more than 35 lakh passengers each?

correct answer:-**6**

How many airports outside of AP handle more than 40 lakh passengers each?

correct answer:-**2**

What was the maximum percentage of apples supplied by any state in any of the months?

correct answer:-**1**

Which state supplied the maximum number of apples?

correct answer:-**3**

Which state supplied the highest percentage of apples from the total apples supplied?

correct answer:-**3**

In which of the following periods was the supply greater than or equal to the demand?

correct answer:-**3**

If the yield per tree was 40 kg, then from how many trees were the apples supplied to New Delhi (in millions) during the year?

correct answer:-**2**

Using the data in the earlier question, if there were 250 trees per hectare, then how many hectares of land was used?

correct answer:-**4**

What was the total output of coconuts?

correct answer:-**2**

What was the value of output per acre of lemon trees planted?

correct answer:-**1**

What was the amount received by Gopal in 1997?

correct answer:-**1**

What was the value of output per tree for coconuts?

correct answer:-**2**

What was the ratio of yields per acre of land for coconuts and lemons (in terms of number of lemons and coconuts)?

correct answer:-**4**

If all the units should be sent to the market, then on which days should the trucks be hired to minimize the cost?

correct answer:-**3**

If the storage cost is reduced to Re 0.80 per cubic feet per day, then on which day(s), should the truck be hired?

correct answer:-**3**

What is the maximum production capacity (in '000 tonnes) of Lipton for coffee?

correct answer:-**1**

Which company out of the four companies mentioned above has the maximum unutilised capacity (in '000 tonnes)?

correct answer:-**4**

What is the approximate total production capacity (in ‘000 tonnes) for coffee in India?

correct answer:-**3**

Among the four brands, the highest price for coffee per kilogram is for

correct answer:-**1**

What percent of the total market share (by sales value) is controlled by ‘others’?

correct answer:-**2**

The initial amount in rupees, deposited by Ghosh Babu was:

correct answer:-**3**

The year, at the end of which, Ghosh Babu withdrew the smallest amount was:

correct answer:-**4**

The year, at the end of which, Ghosh Babu collected the maximum interest was:

correct answer:-**1**

The year, at the end of which, Ghosh Babu withdrew the maximum amount was:

correct answer:-**2**

The total interest, in rupees, collected by Ghosh Babu was:

correct answer:-**1**

Prakash should not test if the number of bad widgets in the lot is:

correct answer:-**1**

If there are 120 defective widgets in the lot, Prakash:

correct answer:-**4**

If the number of defective widgets in the lot is between 200 and 400, Prakash:

correct answer:-**3**

If Prakash is told that the lot has 160 defective widgets, he should:

correct answer:-**1**

If there are 200 defective widgets in the lot, Prakash:

correct answer:-**1**