After successfully completing the CAT 2016 sprint series and the SNAP 2016 sprint series, we are back with the XAT 2017 sprint preparation series – Verbal 6 to boost your prep. This series will consist of 10 sets of questions from past year XAT papers, leading to XAT 2017 and covered almost all the question types that you needed to know come the 8th of January.

XAT 2017 sprint preparation series – Verbal 6

1.The benefits of psychotherapy result not only from the advice the therapist gives but also from the supportive relationship offered to the Even though this relationship may cost large amounts of money over many years, most patients interpret the therapist’s concern for them as  genuine and identify this caring relationship as the primary factor in improving their mental   health. However, recent studies have found that only eight percent of therapist/patient relationships continue after the patient terminates formal paid visits.

Which of the following is in accordance with the ideas contained in the passage? Choose the best option.

A.therapists are equally concerned with moneymaking and their patients’ well-being
B.reading published articles of reputed psychotherapists will hardly beneficial
C.therapists can always treat mental illness without the use of prescription drugs
D.therapists who terminate relationships are likely to improve mental health of their patients.
E.eight percent of patients will continue to improve after termination of therapy

2.Most of the Asian countries have trade-deficit with Chi Bangladesh’s trade deficit with China this year has increased by 35%. Despite large increases in exports to China, Indonesia’s trade deficit with China continues to increase. So does that of South Korea, home of Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electronic gadgets.

Which of the following, if true, would be most inconsistent  with the above passage?

A.China is the largest manufacturer of parts of electronic gadgets and Samsung Electronics imports parts for their gadgets from China
B.Exports to Bangladesh are insignificant in proportion of China’s total exports
C.Exports to Indonesia from China decreased
D.Indonesia’s chief exports are natural resources
E.China has trade deficit with Iran

3.All who studied commerce enjoy No tax consultant enjoys sports. All those who enjoy sports love classical music.

If the above sentences are true, which of the following also must be true?

A.No one who enjoys classical music is a tax consultant by profession
B.Every tax consultant enjoys classical music
C.No tax consultant enjoys classical music
D.No tax consultant studied commerce
E.No one who studied commerce enjoy classical music

4.The head______________ was annoyed to see a                        in the soup

The option that would best fill the blanks in the above sentence would be

A.chief, house fly
B.chief, house fly
C.chief, house-fly
D.chef, house fly
E.chef, house-fly

5.Which word is the opposite of the word ‘hypothesize’?


6.Read the sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical passage

A.In fact, it is considered as a dumping ground for unwanted people in quite a few organizations.
B.In many parts of the country, traditional castes such as Kothari, Kotwal, Bhandari and Bhandarkar have for generations been dealing in procuring, stocking, distributing goods and merchandise
C.This is due to the fact that Indian traders have been trading with many parts of the world
D.However, though the concept of warehousing has been prevalent for over 2000 years, the warehouse has not yet obtained due recognition in modern times
E.The concept of warehousing or stores function is not new in India

A. E-A-C-D-B
B.  E-C-B-D-A
C. A-E-C-D-B
D. D-B-A-C-E
E. E-D-B-A-C

7.Concurrence means all of the following except:

E. Harmony

8.Read the sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order

1.All it has to do is to drive up the inflation rate – examples are the damage Lyndon Johnson’s inflationary policies did to the US economy and the damage which  consistently  pro- inflationary policies have done to the economy of Italy
2.It is easy, the record shows, for a government to do harm to its domestic economy
3.Contrary to what economists confidently promised forty years ago, business cycles have not been abolished
4.They still operate pretty much the way they have been operating for the past 150 years
5.But there is not the slightest evidence that any government policy to stimulate the economy has impact, whether that policy be Keynesian, monetarist, supply – side or neoclassical.

A. 3 -4-1-2-5
B. 3-5-2-1-4
C. 2-4-1-5-3
D. 2-3-1-4-5
E. 2-1-5-3-4

9.When income tax rates are reduced, there is an increase in taxable income, and an increase in taxable income results in increased total income tax revenues for the government.

Which of the following is analogous to the argument above in terms of its logical features?

A.If the city municipal corporation increases taxes on property by 1% it will raise tax revenues, which can be used for garbage disposal management
B.The Leader of the Opposition at the Parliament argued that a restriction on the import of Chinese manufacturing products will increase the sales of Indian manufacturing management
C.An advertisement using more than 25 words of text will not be read, and when an advertisement is not read, the product is not Therefore, the fewer words an advertisement has, the more effective it will be in promoting its product.
D.The balance of payment of a country will improve if the country reduces its imports and increases exports
E.Citizens earning more than 15 lakh rupees per annum pay at an increased tax rate of 40% Citizens earning less than 1 lakh rupees per annum can be exempted from paying income taxes without decreasing the revenues of the Income Tax Department

10.Not wanting to present an unwarranted optimistic picture in the board meeting,the CEO estimated the sales growth ______

The option that will best fill the blank in the above sentence would be:

E. conservatively


1. Option a

2. Option c

3. Option d

4. Option b

5. Option d

6. Option b

7. Option e

8. Option e

9. Option c

10. Option e

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