Sunday, 23 April 2017


Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
In a certain code language 'good time to buy' is written as 'si no kj sw', 'invest money and time' is written as ‘si ta zi ma', 'only work and money' is written as `ta pn ma xe', and 'buy good stuff only' is written as `sw no ra pn'.
1). What is the code for 'buy good' in the given code language?
a)   no sw
b)   sw kj
c)   ra no
d)   ra kj
e)   None of these


Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question, two equations numbered I and II are given. You have to solve both the equations and mark an appropriate answer.
a)   x < y 
b)   x ≥ y
c)   x > y
d)   x ≤ y
e)   Relation between x and y can't be established

1). I. 9x2 - 29x + 22 = 0
II. 6y2 – 31y + 39 = 0

2). I. x2 = 11449
II. y = √11449

3). I. 6x2 - 25x – 14 = 0
II. 8y2 – 35y + 12 = 0

4). I. 5x – 4y = 83
II. 6x + 3y = 45

5). I. 9x2 + 6√7 x + 7 = 0
II. 4y2 + 4√3 y + 3 = 0


Directions (Q. 1-10): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
The Modi government's hit on black money may go down as one of India's biggest economic blunders __ or greatest achievements. Whether one agrees with the move or not, its implementation has been bungled and the collateral damage is likely to be heavy. Where did this idea originate? Surely the PM's key economic advisors would not have recommended it.
Demonetisation is usually associated with decrepit economies and hyperinflation, such as Zimbabwe recently and Argentina in the past. The Argentine government demonetised several times in the last century; it even changed its currency's name from peso to austral, then back to peso -- each time, it further reduced confidence in the currency. Myanmar, Ghana, the former Soviet Union, Nigeria  and Zaire also demonetised, leading to devastating economic consequences. In all cases, often done by military dictatorships, demonetisation eroded confidence in the currency. It is therefore surprising that a reform-minded, popular, democratically elected prime minister has resorted to demonetisation. Even Arthakranti, the Pune NGO from where the idea ostensibly emanated, is distancing itself from a ham-handed plan to withdraw 85 per cent of the country's currency overnight.