### Questions from past MBA CET papers (1 to 10):

**1. ‘Mustard’ is related to ‘Seed’ in the same way as ‘Carrot’ is related to**

(a) Fruit (b) Stem (c) Flower (d) Root (e) None of these

Solution: Though Mustard is a plant, it’s seeds are more commonly used. Carrot is a root. Answer: Root

**2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?**

(a) Cup (b) Jug (c) Tumbler (d) Plate (e) Pitcher

Solution: Cup, Jug, Tumbler, Pitcher are used to store liquids. Plate is generally flat and though one can keep some liquid in a plate, it is not the primary use. Answer: Plate

**3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?**

(a) Copper (b) Mercury (c) Iron (d) Aluminium (e) Zinc

Solution: Copper, Iron, Aluminium, Zinc are solids at room temperature whereas Mercury is in liquid state. Answer: Mercury

**4. ‘FI’ is related to ‘LO’ in the same way as ‘PS’ is related to**

(a) VY (b) VZ (c) WZ (d) UX (e) None of these

Solution: FI stands for 6-9. LO stands for 12-15. PS is 16-19. Adding 6 to both, we get 22-25 which is VY. Answer: VY

**5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?**

(a) 217 (b) 143 (c) 241 (d) 157 (e) 181

Solution: This question has two answers. 217 and 143 as these are composite numbers. 217 = 7*31 and 143 = 11*13. Rest are prime numbers. Answer: 217 and 143

**6. K is brother of T. M is mother of K. W is brother of M. How is W related to T?**

(a) Maternal Uncle (b) Paternal Uncle (c) Grandfather (d) Data inadequate (e) None of these

Solution: No need to draw relation tree as this is a simple question. K is brother of T and M is mother of K, making M mother of T. This will make W, T’s Maternal Uncle. Answer: Maternal Uncle

**7. ‘Gram’ is related to ‘Mass’ in the same way as ‘Centimeter’ is related to?**

(a) Area (b) Volume (c) Length (d) Sound (e) Energy

Solution: Mass is measured in grams. The same way, cm scale will be used to measure length. Answer: Length

**8. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?**

(a) 12 (b) 28 (c) 52 (d) 68 (e) 96

Solution: Factors of 12 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12. (Tip: While solving the question, if the logic works for two-three options, it works for the rest; so don’t check for all.) Factors of 68 = 1, 2, 4, 17, 34, 68. Factors of 52 = 1, 2, 4, 13, 26, 52. Even by observation, it is evident that 96 will have more than 6 factors as it is a multiple of 12. Answer: 96

**9. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word STAPLER each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?**

(a) None (b) One (c) Two (d) Three (e) More than three

Solution:

S T A P L E R

19 20 1 16 12 5 18

The only pairs matching the condition are: S and T, S and P. Answer: Two

**10. In a certain code, MODEL is written as ‘513#2’ and DEAR is written as ‘3#%8’. How is LOAD written in that code?**

(a) 21%3 (b) 23%1 (c) 25%3 (d) 21#3 (e) None of these

Solution: Simple. If you observe carefully, the letters correspond to a symbol or a number. L will be 2, O will be 1, A will %, D will be 3. Answer: 21%3

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