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Question 1

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the phrase underlined in the sentence below? It is fascinating to see life forms cope with varied environmental conditions.
  • adopt to
  • adapt to
  • adept in
  • accept with

Question 2

In a press meet on the recent scam, the minister said, "The buck stops here". What did the minister convey by the statement?

  • He wants all the money

  • He will return the money

  • He will assume final responsibility

  • He will resist all enquiries

Question 3

IF (z + 1/z)2 = 98, compute (z2 + 1/z2)
  • 96
  • 99
  • 100
  • 94

Question 4

The roots of ax2 + bx + c are real and positive. a, b and c are real. Then ax2 + b|x| + c has
  • no roots
  • 2 real roots
  • 3 real roots
  • 4 real roots

Question 5

The Palghat Gap (or Palakkad Gap), a region about 30 km wide in the southern part of the Western Ghats in India, is lower than the hilly terrain to its north and south. The exact reasons for the formation of this gap are not clear. It results in the neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu getting more rainfall from the South West monsoon and the neighbouring regions of Kerala having higher summer temperatures. What can be inferred from this passage?
  • The Palghat gap is caused by high rainfall and high temperatures in southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala
  • The regions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala that are near the Palghat Gap are low-lying
  • The low terrain of the Palghat Gap has a significant impact on weather patterns in neighbouring parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
  • Higher summer temperatures result in higher rainfall near the Palghat Gap area

Question 6

Geneticists say that they are very close to confirming the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, and consequently, that doctors will be able to eradicate these diseases through early identification and gene therapy. On which of the following assumptions does the statement above rely?
  • Strategies are now available for eliminating psychiatric illnesses
  • Certain psychiatric illnesses have a genetic basis
  • All human diseases can be traced back to genes and how they are expressed
  • In the future, genetics will become the only relevant field for identifying psychiatric illnesses

Question 7

Round-trip tickets to a tourist destination are eligible for a discount of 10% on the total fare. In addition, groups of 4 or more get a discount of 5% on the total fare. If the one way single person fare is Rs 100, a group of 5 tourists purchasing round-trip tickets will be charged Rs _________.
  • 850
  • 900
  • 800
  • 1000

Question 8

In a survey, 300 respondents were asked whether they own a vehicle or not. If yes, they were further asked to mention whether they own a car or scooter or both. The responses are tabulated below. 

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What percent of respondents do not own a scooter?

  • 48

  • 40

  • 50

  • 45

Question 9

When a point inside of a tetrahedron (a solid with four triangular surfaces) is connected by straight lines to its corners, how many (new) internal planes are created with these lines? _____________
  • 6
  • 8
  • 4
  • 10

Question 10

Consider the statement
“Not all that glitters is gold”
Predicate glitters(x) is true if x glitters and predicate gold(x) is true if x is gold. Which one of the following logical formulae represents the above statement? GATECS2014Q11
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

There are 65 questions to complete.

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