# XAT 2016 Preparation series

*Considered as one of the toughest entrance exams for MBA students , we are running a series under XAT 2016 preparation. With the** **new pattern changes** **that have taken place this year, it would be beneficial for you to go through these past year XAT actual questions.We have segregated questions and solutions section wise so that you get a fair idea of the difficulty level of the papers over the previous years, as well as the differential marking scheme for each question. The articles will contain 360+ actual XAT questions.** **You can browse through the posts here.*

Answer question numbers 1 and 2 based on the following information.

Total income tax payable is obtained by adding two additional surcharges on calculated income tax.

-Education Cess: An additional surcharge called ‘Education Cess’ is levied at the late of 2% on the amount of income tax

-Secondary and Higher Education Cess: An additional surcharge called ‘Secondary and Higher Education Cess’ is levied at the rate of 1% on the amount of income tax

Income-Tax Rates for Financial Year 2009-10 |
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Individual & HUF below age of 65 years |
Women below age of 65 years |
Tax Rates |

Income up to (Rs.) | Income up to (Rs.) | |

160000 | 190000 | Nil |

160001-300000 | 190001-300000 | 10% |

300001-500000 | 300001-500000 | 20% |

Above 500001 | Above 500001 | 30% |

1.Sangeeta is a young working lady. Towards the end of the financial year 2009-10, she found her total annual income to be Rs.3,37,425/-. What % of her income is payable as income tax?

A.5.64

B.6.82

C.7.38

D.8.10

E. None of the above

2.Madan observed his tax deduction at source, done by his employer, as Rs. 3,17,910/-. What was his total income (in Rs.) if he neither has to pay any additional tax nor is eligible for any refund?

A.13,48,835/-

B.14,45,522/-

C.14,47,169/-

D.15,70,718/-

E.None of the above

3.A straight line through point P of a triangle PQR intersects the side QR at the point S and the circumcircle of the triangle PQR at the point lf S is not the centre of the circumcircle, then which of the following is true?

A.(1/PS) + (1/ST) < 2/√ (QS)(QR)

B.(1/PS) + (1/ST) < 4/ QR

C.(1/PS) + (1/ST) > 1√ (QS)(QR)

D.(1/PS) + (1/ST) > 4/ QR

E.None of the above

4.What is the maximum possible value of (21 Sin X + 72 Cos X)? (3 marks)

A.21

B.57

C.63

D.75

E.None of the above

5.The scheduling officer for a local police department is trying to schedule additional patrol units in each of two neighbourhoods – southern and She knows that on any given day, the probabilities of major crimes and minor crimes being committed in the northern neighbourhood were 0.418 and 0.612, respectively, and that the corresponding probabilities in the southern neighbourhood were 0.355 and 0.520. Assuming that all crime occur independent of each other and likewise that crime in the two neighbourhoods are independent of each other, what is the probability that no crime of either type is committed in either neighbourhood on any given day?

A.0.069

B.0.225

C.0.69

D.0.775

E.None of the above

Answer question numbers 6 and 7 based on the following information.

A man standing on a boat south of a light house observes his shadow to be 24 meters long, as measured at the sea level. On sailing 300 meters eastwards, he finds his shadow as 30 meters long, measured in a similar manner. The height of the man is 6 meters above sea level.

6.The height of the light house above the sea level is:

A.90 meters

B.94 meters

C.96 meters

D.100 meters

E.l06 meters

7.What is the horizontal distance of the man from the lighthouse in the second position?

A.300 meters

B.400 meters

C.500 meters

D.600 meters

E.None of the above

8.A 25 ft long ladder is placed against the wall with its base 7 ft from the The base of the ladder is drawn out so that the top comes down by half the distance that the base is drawn out. This distance is in the range:

A.(2, 7)

B.(5, 8)

C.(9, 10)

D.(3, 7)

E.None of the above.

9.The domain of the function f(x) = log_{7}{ log_{3}(log5(20x – x^{2} – 91 ))} is:

A.(7, 13)

B.(8, 12)

C.(7, 12)

D. (12, 13)

E.None of the above

10.There are four machines in a factory. At exactly 8 pm, when the mechanic is about to leave the factory, he is informed that two of the four machines are not working The mechanic is in a hurry, and decides that he will identify the two faulty machines before going home, and repair them next morning. It takes him twenty minutes to walk to the bus stop. The last bus leaves at 8:32 pm. If it takes six minutes to identify whether a machine is defective or not, and if he decides to check the machines at random, what is the probability that the mechanic will be able to catch the last bus?

A.0

B.1/6

C.1/4

D. 1/3

E. 1

Answers –

1.A

2.A

3.D

4.D

5.A

6.E

7.C

8.E

9.B

10.D