# 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.*

1.The football league of a certain country is played according to the following rules:

-Each team plays exactly one game against each of the other teams.

-The winning team of each game is awarded l point and the losing team gets 0 point.

– If a-match ends in a draw, both the teams get 1/2 point.

After the league was over, the teams were ranked according to the points that they earned at the end of the tournament. Analysis of the points table revealed the following:

Exactly half of the points earned by each team were earned in games against the ten teams which finished at the bottom of the table.Each of the bottom ten teams earned half of their total points against the other nine teams in the bottom ten.How many teams participated in the league?

A.16

B.18

C.19

D.25

E.30

2.In a city, there is a circular There are four points of entry into the park, namely – P, Q, R and S.Three paths were constructed which connected the points PQ, RS, and PS. The length of the path PQ is 10 units, and the length of the path RS is 7 units. Later, the municipal corporation extended the paths PQ and RS past Q and R respectively, and they meet at a point T on the main road outside the park. The path from Q to T measures 8 units, and it was found that the angle PTS is 60 . Find the area (in square units) enclosed by the paths PT, TS, and PS.

A.36 √3

B.54 √3

C.72 √3

D.90 √3

E.None of the above

Answer question numbers 3 and 4 based on the following information.

From a group of 545 contenders, a party has to select a leader. Even after holding a series of meetings, the politicians and the general body failed to reach a consensus. It was then proposed that all 545 contenders be given a number from 1 to 545. Then they will be asked to stand on a podium in a circular arrangement, and counting would start from the contender numbered 1. The counting would be done in a clockwise fashion. The rule is that every alternate contender would be asked to step down as the counting continued, with the circle getting smaller and smaller, till only one person remains standing. Therefore the first person to be eliminated would be the contender numbered 2.

3.Which position should a contender choose if he has to be the leader?

A.3

B.67

C.195

D.323

E.451

4.One of the contending politicians, Chanaya, was quite proficient in calculations and could correctly figure out the exact position. He was the last person remaining in the circle. Sensing foul play the politicians decided to repeat the game. However, this time, instead of removing every alternate person, they agreed on removing every 300th person from the circle. All other rules were kept intact. Mr. Chanaya did some quick calculations and found that for a group of 542 people the right position to become a leader would be 437. What is the right position for the whole group of 545 as per the modified rule?

A.3

B.194

C.249

D.437

E.543

5.Little Pika who is five and half years old has just learnt However, he does not know how to carry. For example, he can add 14 and 5, but he does not know how to add 14 and 7. How many pairs of consecutive integers between 1000 and 2000 (both 1000 and 2000 included) can Little Pika add?

A.150

B.155

C.156

D.258

E.None of the above

6.In the country of Twenty, there are exactly twenty cities, and there is exactly one direct road between any two No two direct roads have an overlapping road segment. After the election dates are announced, candidates from their respective cities start visiting the other cities. Following are the rules that the election commission has laid down for the candidates:

-Each candidate must visit each of the other cities exactly once.

-Each candidate must use only the direct roads between two cities for going from one city to another.

-The candidate must return to his own city at the end of the campaign.

-No direct road between two cities would be used by more than one candidate. The maximum possible number of candidates is

A.5

B.6

C.7

D.8

E.9

7.The micro manometer in a certain factory can measure the pressure inside the gas chamber from 1 unit to 999999 Lately this instrument has not been working properly. The problem with the instrument is that it always skips the digit 5 and moves directly from 4 to 6. What is the actual pressure inside the gas chamber if the micro manometer displays 0030l6?

A.2201

B.2202

C.2600

D.2960

E.None of the above options

8.Consider a square ABCD of side 60 lt contains arcs BD and AC drawn with centres at A and D respectively. A circle is drawn such that it is tangent to side AB, and the arcs BD and AC. What is the radius of the circle?

A.9 cm

B.10 cm

C.12 cm

D.I5 cm

E.None of the above

9.There are 240 second year students in a B-S The Finance area offers 3 electives in the second year. These are Financial Derivatives, Behavioural Finance, and Security Analysis. Four students have taken all the three electives, and 48 students have taken Financial Derivatives. There are twice as many students who study Financial Derivatives and Security Analysis but not Behavioural Finance, as those who study both Financial Derivatives and Behavioural Finance but not Security Analysis, and 4 times as many who study all the three. 124 students study Security Analysis. There are 59 students who could not muster courage to take up any of these subjects. The group of students who study both Financial Derivatives and Security Analysis but not Behavioural Finance, is exactly the same as the group made up of students who study both Behavioural Finance and Security Analysis. How many students study Behavioural Finance only?

A.29

B.30

C.32

D.35

E.None of the above

10.ln a plane rectangular coordinate system, points L, M, N and O are represented by the coordinates (-5, 0), (1, -1), (0, 5), and (-1, 5) respectively. Consider a variable point P in the same plane. The minimum value of PL + PM + PN + PO is

A.1+ √37

B.5√2 + 2√10

C.√41 + √37

D.√41 +1

E.None of the above

Answers –

1.D

2.C

3.B

4.C

5.C

6.E

7.A

8.B

9.A

10.B