# XAT Scheduling questions

## XAT 2019 Scheduling questions

Instruction for set 1:

Given below is the time table for a trans-continental train that cuts across several time zones. All timings are in local time in the respective cities. The average speed of the train between any two cities is the same in both directions.

#### Question 1

Which of the following pairs of cities are in the same time zone?

Instruction for set 1:

Given below is the time table for a trans-continental train that cuts across several time zones. All timings are in local time in the respective cities. The average speed of the train between any two cities is the same in both directions.

#### Question 2

What is the total time taken in minutes by the train to go from Zut to Raz?

Instruction for set 1:

Given below is the time table for a trans-continental train that cuts across several time zones. All timings are in local time in the respective cities. The average speed of the train between any two cities is the same in both directions.

#### Question 3

What time is it at Yag when it is 12:00 noon at Sab?

## XAT 2018 Scheduling questions

Instruction for set 1:

A courier service has offices at three locations: Jamshedpur, Kharagpur and Howrah. Its employees travel by trains from one location to another for pick-up and delivery. It takes 40 minutes for an employee to travel from any railway station to the nearest office (and another 40 minutes for coming back); the paperwork to deliver the parcel at the respective office takes an additional 10 minutes. Assume employees do not waste any time.

#### Question 1

What will be the minimum time required to deliver a parcel at Kharagpur office from Jamshedpur station and come back to Jamshedpur station?

Instruction for set 1:

A courier service has offices at three locations: Jamshedpur, Kharagpur and Howrah. Its employees travel by trains from one location to another for pick-up and delivery. It takes 40 minutes for an employee to travel from any railway station to the nearest office (and another 40 minutes for coming back); the paperwork to deliver the parcel at the respective office takes an additional 10 minutes. Assume employees do not waste any time.

#### Question 2

An employee, starting from Howrah station, has to deliver one parcel at Kharagpur office and another parcel at Jamshedpur office. His task starts the moment he boards the train at Howrah station, and gets completed immediately after delivering the second parcel.

Which of the following trains should he board at Howrah station to minimize the time required to complete his task?

Instruction for set 1:

A courier service has offices at three locations: Jamshedpur, Kharagpur and Howrah. Its employees travel by trains from one location to another for pick-up and delivery. It takes 40 minutes for an employee to travel from any railway station to the nearest office (and another 40 minutes for coming back); the paperwork to deliver the parcel at the respective office takes an additional 10 minutes. Assume employees do not waste any time.

#### Question 3

An employee, starting from Kharagpur station, has to deliver one parcel at Howrah office and another parcel at Jamshedpur office. His task starts the moment he boards the train at Kharagpur station, and gets completed immediately after delivering the second parcel.

Which of the following trains should he board at Kharagpur station to minimize the time required to complete the task?

## XAT 2013 Scheduling questions

#### Question 1

Arun has to go to the country of Ten to work on a series of tasks for which he must get a permit from the Government of Ten. Once the permit is issued, Arun can enter the country within ten days of the date of issuance of the permit. Once Arun enters Ten, he can stay for a maximum of ten days. Each of the tasks has a priority, and takes a certain number of days to complete. Arun cannot work on more than one task at a time. The following table gives the details of the priority and the number of days required for each task.

Arun's first priority is to complete as many tasks as possible, and then try to complete the higher priority tasks. His last priority is to go back as soon as possible.

The tasks that Arun should try to complete are:

#### Question 2

Arun has to go to the country of Ten to work on a series of tasks for which he must get a permit from the Government of Ten. Once the permit is issued, Arun can enter the country within ten days of the date of issuance of the permit. Once Arun enters Ten, he can stay for a maximum of ten days. Each of the tasks has a priority, and takes a certain number of days to complete. Arun cannot work on more than one task at a time.

However, Arun's manager has told him to do some background research on the tasks before leaving for Ten. At the same time, there is no guarantee that the Government of Ten will give the permit to Arun. Background research involves substantial costs, and therefore Arun has decided that he will not start his background research without getting the permit.

The following table gives the details of the priority, the number of days required for each task and the number of days required for background research on each task.