Data Sufficiency Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0012


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Data Sufficiency

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    Question 1

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Little Beau Peep lost her sheep. She couldn’t remember how many were there. She knew she would have 400 more next year, than the number of sheep she had last year. How many sheep were there?

    A. The number of sheep last year was 20% more than the year before that and this simple rate of increase continues to be the same for the next 10 years.

    B. The increase is compounded annually.

    ( CAT 1994 )


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    Question 2

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What will be the total cost of creating a 1- foot border of tiles along the inside edges of a room?

    A. The room is 48 feet in length and 50 fet in breadth.

    B. Every tile costs Rs. 10.

    ( CAT 1994 )


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    Question 3

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Ten boys go to a neighbouring orchard. Each boy steals a few mangoes. What is the total number of mangoes they steal ?

    A. The first boy steals 4 mangoes and the fourth boy steals 16 mangoes and the eight boy 32 mangoes and the tenth boy steals 40 mangoes.

    B. The first boy stole the minimum number of mangoes and the tenth boy stole the maximum number of mangoes.

    ( CAT 1994 )


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    Question 4

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Given that X and Y are non-negative. What is the value of X?

    I. 2X + 2Y ≤ 40

    II. X − 2Y ≥ 20

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 5

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What are the values of 3 integers a, b, and c ?

    A. ab = 8

    B. bc = 9

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 6

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Is the average of the largest and the smallest of four given numbers greater than the average of the four numbers?

    A. The difference between the largest and the second largest numbers is greater than the difference between the second smallest and the smallest numbers.

    B. The difference the largest and the second largest numbers is less than the difference between the second largest and the second smallest numbers.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 7

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What are the ages of the three brothers ?

    A. The product of their ages is 21.

    B. The sum of their ages is not divisible by 3.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 8

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Two types of widgets, namely type A and type B, are produced on a machine. The number of machine hours available per week is 80. How many widgets of type A must be produced?

    A. One unit of type A widget requires 2 machine hours and one unit of type B widget requires 4 machine hours.

    B. The widget dealer wants supply of at least 10 units of type A widget per week and he would not accept less than 15 units of type B widget.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 9

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What is the area of a regular hexagon?

    A. The length of the boundary line of the hexagon is 36 cm.

    B. The area of the hexagon is 6 times the area of an equilateral triangle formed on one of the sides.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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    Question 10

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What is the price of mangoes per kg?

    A. Ten kg of mangoes and two dozens of oranges cost Rs. 252.

    B. Two kg of mangoes could be bought in exchange for one dozen oranges.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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