# 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.A rectangular swimming pool is 48 m long and 20 m The shallow edge of the pool is 1 m deep.For every 2.6 m that one walks up the inclined base of the swimming pool, one gains an elevation of 1m. What is the volume of water (in cubic meters), in the swimming pool? Assume that the pool is filled up to the brim.

A.528

B. 960

C.6790

D.10560

E.12960

2.The value of the expression :

A. 0.01

B. 0.1

C. 1

D. 10

E. 100

3.There are two squares S_{1} and S_{2} with areas 8 and 9 units, respectively. S_{1} is inscribed within S_{2}, with one corner of S_{1} on each side of S_{2}. The corners of the smaller square divides the sides of the bigger square into two segments, one of length ‘a’ and the other of length ‘b’, where, b > A possible value of ‘b/a’, is:

A. __>__ 5 and < 8

B. __>__ 8 and < 11

C. __>__ 11 and < 14

D. __>__ 14 and < 17

E. > 17

4.Diameter of the base of a water-filled inverted right circular cone is 26 cm. A cylindrical pipe, 5 mm in radius, is attached to the surface of the cone at a point. The perpendicular distance between the point and the base (the top) is 15 cm. The distance from the edge of the base to the point is 17 cm, along the surface. If water flows at the rate of 10 meters per minute through the pipe, how much time would elapse before water stops coming out of the pipe?

A. < 4.5 minutes

B. ≥ 4.5 minutes but < 4.8 minutes

C. ≥ 4.8 minutes but < 5 minutes

D. ≥ 5 minutes but < 5.2 minutes

E. ≥ 5.2 minutes

5.Aditya has a total of 18 red and blue marbles in two bags (each bag has marbles of both colors).A marble is randomly drawn from the first bag followed by another randomly drawn from the second bag, the probability of both being red is 5/16. What is the probability of both marbles being blue?

A. 1/16

B. 2/16

C. 3/16

D. 4/16

E. None of the above

Answer question nos. 6-8 based on the given data on the tourism sector in India.

6.In which of the following years the percentage increase in the number of *I**ndians going abroad was *greater than the percentage increase in the number *o**f domestic tourists?*

A. 2004 and 2005

B. 2005 and 2006

C. 2005 and 2007

D. 2006 and 2008

E. 2004, 2005 and 2006

7.Which of the following years was the rupee cheapest with respect to the dollar?

A. 2001

B. 2002

C. 2007

D. 2010

E. 2011

8.Let ‘R’ be the ratio of *Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism in India* (in US S million) to *Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India* (in million). Assume that R increases linearly over the years. If we draw a pie chart of R for all the years, the angle subtended by the biggest sector in the pie chart would be approximately:

A. 24

B. 30

C. 36

D. 42

E. 48

Answers questions nos. 9-11 based on the following information given below.

The exhibit given below compares the countries(first column)on different economic indicators, (first row)from 2000-2010. bar represents data for one year and a missing bar indicates missing data. Within an indicator, all countries have same scale.

Table given below contains data of GDP in constant 2000 US Dollar (in billions).

9.Which of the following countries, after United States, has the highest spending on military as % of GDP, in the period 2000-2010?

A. Vietnam

B. China

C. India

D. Brazil

E. Thailand

10.Which country (and which year) has witnessed maximum year-to-year decline in “industry as percentage of GDP”? Given that the maximum value of industry as percentage of GDP is 49.7% and the minimum value of industry as percentage of GDP is 20.02%, in the chart above.

A. United States in 2002-3

B. Brazil in 2006-7

C. India in 2009-10

D. Malaysia in 2008-9

E. China in 2008-9

11.Which of the following countries has shown maximum increase in the “services, value added as % of GDP” from year 2000 to year 2010?

A. Brazil

B. India

C. United States

D. Philippines

E. None of the above

Answer question nos. 12 – 14 based on the trends lines from the following graphs

*Note: Left side of X axis represents countries that are “poor” and right side of X axis represents countries that are “rich “, for each region. GDP is based on purchasing power parity (PPP). These are World Bank (WB) estimates.*

12.Which of the following could be the correct ascending order of democratic regions for poor?

A. North America, C and E Europe, South America, Middle East, Asia Pacific

B. Scandinavia, Western Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East

C. Scandinavia, Western Europe, North America, C and E Europe, Middle East

D. C and E Europe, Africa, South America, Western Europe, Scandinavia

E. Africa, South America, Western Europe, North America, Scandinavia

13.Which region has the highest disparity, of democratic participation, between rich and poor?

A. North America

B. C and E Europe

C. Africa

D. South America

E. Western Europe

14.The maximum GDP of African region is higher than the maximum GDP of South American region by factor of:

A. 10

B. 100

C. 2

D. 4

E. None of these

Answers –

1.D

2.C

3.D

4.D

5.C

6.C

7.B

8.C

9.C

10.D

11.E

12.D

13.B

14.E