Data Sufficiency Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0013


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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.

    Is it more profitable for Company M to produce Q?

    A. Product R sells at a price four times that of Q

    B. One unit of Q requires 2 units of labour, while one unit of R requires 5 units of labour. There is a no other constraint on production.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    A train started from Station A, developed engine trouble and reached Station B, 40 minutes late. What is the distance between Stations A and B ?

    A. The engine trouble developed after travelling 40 km from Station A and the speed reduced to 1/4 th of the original speed.

    B. The engine trouble developed after travelling 40 km from station A in two hours and the speed reduced to 1/4 th of the original speed.

    ( CAT 1993 )


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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.

    What is the value of prime number x ?

    A. x2 + x is a two digit number greater than 50

    B. x3 is a three digit number.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    The average of three unequal quotations for a particular share is Rs.110. If all are quoted in integral values of rupee, does the highest quotation exceed Rs. 129?

    A. The lowest quotation Rs. 100.

    B. One of the quotations is Rs. 115.

    ( 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.

    How many people (from the group surveyed) read both Indian Express and Times of India?

    A. Out of total of 200 readers, 100 read Indian Express, 120 read Times of India and 50 read Hindu.

    B. Out of a total of 200 readers, 100 read Indian Express, 120 reads Times of India and 50 read neither.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    X says to Y, “I am 3 times as old as you were 3 years ago”. How old is X ?

    A. Y’s age 17 years from now is same as X’s present age.

    B. X’s age nine years from now is 3 times Y’s present age.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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 is the radius of the circle ?

    A. Ratio of its area to circumference is > 7.

    B. Diameter of the circle is ≤ 32.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    What is the time difference between New York and London?

    A. The departure time at New York is exactly 9.00 a.m local time and the arrival time at London is at 10.00 a.m. local time.

    B. The flight time is 5 hours.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    Mr. Murthy takes the morning train to his office from station A to station B, and his colleague Mr.Rahman joins him on the way. There are three stations C, D and E on the way not necessarily in that sequence. What is the sequence of stations?

    A. Mr. Rahman boards the train at D.

    B. Mr. Thomas, who travels between C & D has two segments of journey in common with Mr. Murthy but none with Mr. Rahman.

    ( CAT 1991 )


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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.

    How long did Mr. X take to cover 5000 km. journey with 10 stopovers?

    A. The i th stopover lasted i2 minutes.

    B. The average speed between any two stopovers was 66 kmph.

    ( CAT 1990 )


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