XAT 2014 Question Paper


Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option that follows:

Question 1

The defense proposes to show that the incident that the prosecution so _____________ rejects as _______ did indeed take place.

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Question 2

Not just the absence of ____________ , but also the presence of ____________ and honesty is required to bind up the nation’s wound.

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Question 3

In many cases in physics, one has to deal simultaneously with collective and single-particle excitations of the system. The collective excitations are usually bosonic in nature while the single-particle excitations are often fermionic. One is therefore led to consider a system which includes bosons and fermions. Hence, _____________ Which of the following options is most likely to follow the paragraph given above?

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Question 4

Peter has suggested to me that the _____________ of highly systematic and _____________ planning techniques may have led to a substantial ______ in firms’ notions of what is likely to happen in the future, and thus to a _______ in the incidence of mistakes, especially on the part of the ____modern corporations.

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Question 5

Clinical practitioners ___________ integrated mindfulness _____________ treatment of ________ host of emotional and behavioural disorders, ________ borderline personality disorder, major depression, chronic pain, or eating disorders. Number of such practitioners _________ increased substantially.

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Question 6

Ontologies are _____________ equated with taxonomic hierarchies of classes, class definitions, and _______ subsumption relation, _____________ ontologies need not be limited to _____________ forms.

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For the following questions answer them individually

Question 7

The MBA (1) is hardly a prerequisite for success, but it (2) certainly helps (3), and it has been getting more important (4) in recent years. Most (5) MBA programs equip their graduates to understand how (6) to deal with many of the important questions that their organizations will need to tackle (7) over time, and (8) that they will face in their careers.
The above italicized numbered words will be correctly represented by the following parts of speech:

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Question 8

Read the following paragraph carefully and answer the question that follows:
It is one week since Uttarakhand’s worst disaster in living memory. Flash floods resulting from extremely intense rainfall swept away mountainsides, villages and towns, thousands of people, animals, agriculture
fields, irrigation canals, domestic water sources, dams, roads, bridges, and buildings - anything that stood in the way.A week later, media attention remains riveted on the efforts to rescue tens of thousands of pilgrims and
tourist visiting the shrines in the uppermost reaches of Uttarakhand’s sacred rivers. But the deluge spread far
beyond th Char Dhams - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - to cover the entire state. The catchments of many smaller rivers also witnessed flash floods but the media has yet to report on the destruction there. Eyewitness accounts being gathered by official agencies and voluntary organizations have reported devastation from more than 200 villages so far and more affected villages are being reported every day.
Which of the following would the author agree the most with?

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Question 9

Which of the following is the correct form of expression for the underlined part of the
sentence below?

Patna is not only the capital of Bihar, but it is also one of the oldest cities in the world and the largest city in the state.

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Read the definitions below and select the best match between the numbered sentences and the
Premise: A proposition from which another statement is inferred or follows a conclusion.
Assumption: Something, which is accepted as true.Facts: Something, which can be checked.
Reason: A cause, explanation or justification for an action or event.
Conclusion: An end, finish or summarization of process or argument.
Proposition: A statement that expresses judgment or opinion.
Question: A sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit opinion.
Inductive inference: An end, finish or summarization reached for “the whole”, based on “a particular” real incidence.
Deductive Inference: An end, finish or summarization reached based on the combining and recombining two or more than two assumptions

Question 10

When you look at the people who make fundamental, revolutionary breakthrough in any field, you keep noticing over and over and over again a high preponderance of them have some sort of disability when they were younger, whether it was a physical disability or mental disability, which leads to lower expectations from others, whom they always wanted to prove wrong a:. And what does it do b:? What does that do to you, when you try to prove someone wrong c:? You increase your engagement in something because you want to fight against
those expectations d:.So it seems like it actually can be a gift having what we label as a disability, or disorder, and cause people to overcompensate and engage in things in other ways e:. A research study shows that higher number of people with dyslexia become social entrepreneurs because they over-compensate their disability through nonverbal communication, initiative and gift (6). And this overcompensation leads to greatness (7).The best match would be:

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