CAT Questions

Q:

What was the day on 15th august 1947 ?

 A) Friday B) Saturday C) Sunday D) Thursday

Explanation:

15 Aug, 1947 = (1946 years + Period from 1.1.1947 to 15.8.1947)

Odd days in 1600 years = 0

Odd days in 300 years = 1

46 years = (35 ordinary years + 11 leap years) = (35 x 1 + 11 x 2)= 57 (8 weeks + 1 day) = 1 odd day

Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May.   Jun.   Jul.   Aug

( 31 + 28 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 15 ) = 227 days = (32 weeks + 3 days) = 3 odd days.

Total number of odd days = (0 + 1 + 1 + 3) = 5 odd days.

Hence, as the number of odd days = 5 , given day is Friday.

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Q:

Tea worth of Rs. 135/kg & Rs. 126/kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1: 1 : 2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be____?

 A) Rs. 169.50 B) Rs.1700 C) Rs. 175.50 D) Rs. 180

Explanation:

Since first second varieties are mixed in equal proportions, so their average price = Rs.$\inline \fn_jvn \small \left ( \frac{126+135}{2} \right )$ = Rs.130.50

So, Now the mixture is formed by mixing two varieties, one at Rs. 130.50 per kg and the other at say Rs. 'x' per kg in the ratio 2 : 2, i.e., 1 : 1. We have to find 'x'.

Cost of 1 kg tea of 1st kind         Cost of 1 kg tea of 2nd kind

x-153/22.50 = 1  => x - 153 = 22.50  => x=175.50.

Hence, price of the third variety = Rs.175.50 per kg.

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Q:

The tropic of cancer does not pass through which of these Indian states ?

Explanation:

The tropic of cancer passes through 8 Indian states.

They are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkand, Tripura and Mizoram.

Filed Under: Indian Geography
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Job Role: Bank Clerk , Bank PO

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Q:

The weight of an object will be minimum when it is placed at  ?

 A) The North Pole B) The South Pole C) The Equator D) The center of the Earth

Explanation:

The weight of an object is minimum when it is placed at the center of the earth because when an object is in the center, it experiences gravitational pull from all directions.

Filed Under: General Science
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Q:

The first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming ____ ?

 A) Amrendra Singh B) Bula Chaudhury C) Junko Taibei D) Yuri Gagarin

Explanation:

Bula Chaudhury, Indian swimmer best known for her long-distance swimming feats.

In 2005 she became the first woman to have swum across sea channels of five continents including the Strait of Gibraltar, the Tyrrhenian Sea, Cook Strait, Toroneos Gulf (Gulf of Kassandra) in Greece, the Catalina Channel off the California coast, and from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island near Cape Town, South Africa.