Hope you have solved all the previous Question A Day Questions HEREWe today bring to you Day 13 questions of CAT 2015 Question a Day. We are keeping in mind the expected level of CAT 2015. Hence, will not be sharing too hard a question just to create a buzz which at the end of the day, doesn’t solve any purpose for you.

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CAT 2015 Question a Day : Day 13

Verbal Ability


A paragraph is given below from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way

It is simply absurd to accuse someone in Indian politics of autocracy and undemocratic behaviour because our entire political culture has been undemocratic (leader-centric) and hypocritical. As the veteran politician, the late P V Narasimha Rao candidly wrote in his memoirs, our political culture has always been feudal at the core, where the leader assumed all powers. Intra-party democracy never existed in any party. This country, proclaiming itself a republic, vesting sovereignty in its people, actually practises the worst kind of concentration of power in a supreme leader. Can there be any greater hypocrisy than this? It began right at the dawn of self-rule: Mahatma Gandhi, the supreme leader of the Congress chose Nehru to be the king and simply asked other contenders like Sardar Patel and Maulana Azad to endorse his choice.

(a) Barring a few short preludes, when, for instance, Lal Bahadur Shastri or Narasimha Rao became prime minister (albeit not for democratic reasons), for a large part of its post-independence period, India has been ruled by the Nehru dynasty.

(b) Indian politics is not new to this; for instance in the Mahabharata the entire ‘epic’ unfolds as a result of unstinted power vested in the hands of a leader.

(c) There is practically no accountability of the leaders to anyone except the token concern for their voters at the end of five years, which is also at best a momentary surge and not an underlying principle.

(d) It is again a corollary of the feudal political culture that makes the leader assume all powers to do whatever he or she likes and certainly, Mayawati is not the one who set the precedent.

[showhide type=’answe1′ ] A

This is a direct continuation of the last line of the paragraph, which speaks of a leader appointing another to a position of power and sidelining everybody else. Option (a) completes the picture perfectly by following up with the information of how this leader’s (Nehru’s) dynasty continues to hold sway to this day. Option (b) can also be eliminated as it is too general and way back in time; the passage is more contemporary in nature and says that the problem began at the dawn of self-rule. Option (c) is also too abrupt. So far, the paragraph has spoken only about power vested in the hands of one leader. His unaccountability or lack of concern for voters would be another issue altogether. Option (d) seems to be in defence of a certain leader while the paragraph is about the general political scenario in the country

Logical Reasoning

On a planet called Paturn a day has only 6 hours. The number of minutes in each of the 6 hours are distinct integers from 1 to 6, in no particular order (e.g. the 2nd hour can have 4 minutes while the 6th hour can have just 1 minute). There is no other difference in the time systems of Earth and Paturn.

Some of the valid times shown by a watch on Paturn are:






What is the number of minutes in the 5th hour of the day?

(a) 2

(b) 3

(c) 4

(d) Cannot be determined

[showhide ] B

If the 2nd hour has 4 minutes then the valid times would be 1:00, 1:01, 1:02 and 1:03 and there would be no 1:04.

Since 1:04 is a valid time, the 2nd hour is either 5 or 6 minutes long.

Thus the options for the number of minutes in the various hours are:

1st hour of the day – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 min

2nd hour of the day – 5, 6 min

3rd hour of the day – 4, 5, 6 min

4th hour of the day – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 min

5th hour of the day – 3, 4, 5, 6 min

6th hour of the day – 4, 5, 6 min
Solving this we can see that the 5th hour has 3 minutes.

Quantitative Ability 


Siddharth has only three types of toys – Cars, Puzzles and Planes. All his toys except 25 are Planes. All except 32 are Cars. All except 27 are Puzzles. How many Cars does he have? 

Type your Answer. ______

[showhide  type=’answe2′ ] 10

Let the number of Cars, Puzzles and Planes be X, Y and Z respectively.

So X + Y = 25,

Y + Z = 32,

X + Z = 27

Solving we get X = 10, Y = 15 and Z = 17.

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