REASONING TEST PAPER 1
Directions for questions 1 to 25
Each question is based on a passage. Select the best answer choice given
Passage1
A Company manufactures chairs. In 1994 its installed capacity was 3 lacs. Now it doubled in 1998 and remained the same in 1999. Through 19951997 it was 2/3 the capacity of 1998. Capacity utilization is inversely proportional to capacity. In all years except 1994 capacity utilization was below 100% though production increased steadily over the years. In 1994 it was 110%, 199585%, 199690%, 199791% and 199876%. In 1999 it was the same as 1996 levels.
The selling price was Rs4 per unit in 1994 increased at 10% per annum till 1996. In 1997 it was Rs5 per unit and thereafter it rose 20% per annum. Unit sales are 90% of production in 1994 and 1995 and 95% in 1997,1998,1999.
1996 was a boom year in which the company sold all that it produced in that year plus the inventory of the last 2 years (assume opening inventory to be zero in 1994). The company has been facing heavy competition and market share by value has been declining from 25% in 199495, it was 60% of that in 199899. 1996 & 1997 shares were equal to the average share of these 6 years. The company spends 4.33% of its sales revenue every year on advertising.

What was the production in 1997?
1] 350,000 2] 360,000 3] 364,000 4] 365,000

What was the total sales revenue in 1996?
1] 1,900,360 2] 2,066,680 3] 1,890,560 4] 2,135,500

What was the advertising expenditure in 1998?
1] 112,545 2] 120,000 3] 135,000 4] 123,345

What were the unit sales in 1996?
1] 427,000 2] 450,000 3] 360,000 4] 365,000

What was the total market in 1997?
1] 84.39lac 2] 86.45lac 3] 79.69lac 4] cannot be determined
Passage2
IN organizing a newspaper 4 editors are required ;the managing editor, the news editor, the sports editor and the entertainment editor. The managing editor can work only on Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Friday the whole day. The news editor can work only on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday the whole day. The sports editor can work only on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday the whole day. The entertainment editor can work all day Monday and Wednesday only.

If the managing editor cannot edit until each of the others has completed atleast a full day of work, when is the earliest the managing editor can work?
1]Wednesday afternoon 2]Friday morning
3]Monday morning 4]Thursday afternoon

One of the editors must work completely alone for the whole day in order to prevent confusion and disorder. If no other editor can afford to lose his available time, then the only possible editor privileged with working alone is
1]The news editor on Tuesday 2]The managing editor on Friday
3]The sports editor on Monday 4]The entertainment editor on Thursday
Passage3
4 people Arti, Banti, Chetan and Dolly have together got Rs100 with them. Arti and Banti together have got as much money as Chetan & Dolly put together. Arti has got more money than Banti. Chetan has half as much money as Dolly has. Arti has Rs5 more than Dolly.

Who has got the most money?
1] Arti 2] Dolly 3] Chetan 4] Cannot be determined

How much does Banti have?
1] 12.03 2] 11.6 3] 13.3 4] None of these

Who has got the second biggest sum?
1] Arti 2] Chetan 3] Dolly 4] Banti

What is the ratio of the amount with Chetan and Dolly?
1] 2:1 2] 1:2 3] 1:3 4] 1:4

Who has got the least amount of money?
1] Banti 2] Arti 3] Chetan 4]Dolly
Passage4
The following is the list of instructions to be followed
Step1: x=0 A=2 B=3
Step2: If X<5 then do Steps36 otherwise Step7
Step3: Y=A+B replace A by B replace B by Y
Step4: Type Y
Step5: Increase X by 2
Step6: Goto Step2
Step7: Exit

When X=4 what value of Y is typed?
1] 12 2] 8 3] 13 4] 5

Suppose Step5 is replace by 'Increase X by 5' then what would be the last value of Y typed?
1] 5 2] 4 3] 6 4] 9

After the set of instructions is over at Step 7 what is the value of X
1] 5 2] 4 3] 3 4] 7
Passage 5
Five offices in Mumbai are run by five couples
Husbands: Bala, Girish, Jai, Jayesh, Pratap
Wife: Beena, Chand, Maya, Preeti, Sangeeta
Surname: Bakshi, Joshi, Natwar, Parikh, Sahni
Office: Air India, Jet, Ashiana, Indian Court, American Court

No husband shares a first name initial with his wife; Only one husband who is not Pratap has an identical initial for his first name and surname, but none of the wives does

The Air India is run by Jai and his wife

Girish and Maya are one of the couples

Chand’s husband is Mr. Natwar

Mrs. Joshi is the owner of Jet and Preeti is the owner of American Court; neither of them is married to Jayesh

The office run by the Sahni has the word ‘Court’ as part of its name

The Ashiana is not run by Mr.Parikh whose wife is not Sangeeta

Jai’s wife is

The Sahni’s run the restaurant

Which of the men has the surname Natwar

Which of the following women is Mrs. Joshi

Bala’s surname is
1] Preeti 2]Chand 3] Maya 4] Beena
1] Ashiana 2] Air India 3] Jet 4] Indian Court
1]Bala 2] Pratap 3] Jai 4] Jayesh
1] Preeti 2] Chandni 3] Sangeeta 4] Beena
1] Parikh 2] Joshi 3] Bakshi 4] Sahni
Passage
5

The youngest is

One of the twin pair is

The eldest is

The one who has as many elder brothers as younger brothers is

Who is the fourth brother
Five brothers have among them a pair of twins who are neither the oldest nor the youngest. E is older than C but younger than B. D is younger than 3 brothers
1] A 2] B 3] C 4] D
1] B 2] C 3] D 4] E
1] A 2] B 3] C 4] E
1] A 2] B 3] E 4] none of these
1] A 2] B 3] D 4] E
Explanation to Paper I 

1. In 1997 production is 91% of capacity installed Therefore=91*400,000/100 =364,000 Hence [3] 2. Inventory for 1994 Production in '94=330,000 Sales=297,000 therefore inventory=33,000 Inventory for 1995 Production in 1995=340,000 Sales in 1995=306,000 therefore inventory=34000 Sales for 1996=360000 Total sales=360000+34000+33000=427000 units Sales revenue=427000*4.84 =2,066,680 Hence [2]
Sales=433200 units Sales revenue=433200*6=2599200 Therefore advt. expense=2599200*4.33% =112,545 Hence [1] 4. Inventory for 1994 Production in '94=330,000 Sales=297,000 therefore inventory=33,000 Inventory for 1995 Production in 1995=340,000 Sales in 1995=306,000 therefore inventory=34000 Sales for 1996=360000 Total sales=360000+34000+33000=427000 units Hence [1] 5. Market share=80/4=20% Sales revenue=345,800*5=1729000 Therefore market =1,729,000/0.20=86.45lac Hence [2] 6. Answer is [2] 7.Answer is [1] The following table can easily explain questions 8 to 12
13. While X=0, Y=5, A=3, B=5 While X=2, Y=8, A=5, B=8 While X=4, Y=13, A=8, B=13 Hence [3] 14. While X=0, Y=5, A=3, B=5 If X is increased by 5 further values of Y will not be calculated. Hence [1] 15. The last value of X is 4 Hence [2] The following table explains the questions 16 to 20
16. [4] 17. [4] 18. [4] 19. [3] 20. [3] The following table explains the questions 21 to 25
21. [3] 22. [4] 23. [2] 24. [1] 25. [3] 