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[Solutions] Saturday CSAT Quiz #15



Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow

There is an impression amongst scholars that growth acceleration has not helped the Scheduled Tribes. This impression has derived partially from the existence of the Maoist insurgency in certain regions where the tribes are concentrated, and partially from a sense that when displacement happens from projects involving mineral extraction, tribes are not adequately compensated. While the adverse impact of these factors on the tribes can be scarcely denied, the evidence of the decline in poverty among the Scheduled Tribes is quite unequivocal. In this regard, two factors must be kept in mind. First, while the beginning of the poverty decline can be traced to the early 1980s, the Maoist insurgency, and even the acceleration in mineral extraction activity, is of more recent origin. And second, the states with the largest populations of Scheduled Tribes, including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, have not been the hotbeds of the Maoist insurgency.

Q.1 What does the author imply from the passage?

1. Liberalizing reforms has reduced poverty among better caste people.

2. Decline in poverty among the Scheduled Tribes is indisputable

3. Growth Reforms have bypassed, and sometimes hurt, the scheduled tribes.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2 only


Solution: From the lines, “While the adverse impact of…… recent origin” the statements can be inferred


Q.2 Which of the following statements regarding the existence of the Maoist insurgency is true?

1. Presence of more tribal population.

2. Displacement of people where minerals are extracted.

3. Inadequate compensation and relocation facility for the tribes.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3 only


Solution: Statement 2 is not related to insurgency. correct option should be (a) and Statement 3 is wrong because, the passage doesn’t speak about the relocation of tribes.


Q.3 Consider the following statements:

1. The activity of mining minerals is rapidly increasing.

2. States with the largest ST population have been focal point of the Maoist insurgency.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Solution: Both the statements are found in the last 3 lines of the passage.


Q.4 In an election to Gram Panchayat only 2 candidates participated. The winner candidate received 68% of the votes and won by a majority of 1440 votes. What was the total number of votes polled, if all the votes were valid?

a) 3500

b) 4000

c) 4400

d) 3600


Solution: Let x be the total number of votes polled. Winner received 0.68x and the loser received 0.32x. From the given information,
0.68x – 0.32x = 1440

0.36x = 1440
x = 1440/0.36 = 4000

Q.5 Anil travels to next city from his home and returns back in 9 hours. The average speed during the first half of journey was 16 km/hr and during the second half was 20 km/hr. What is the total distance travelled by Anil?

a) 100 km

b) 160 km

c) 80 km

d) 120 km


Solution: Let a be the distance one way.
The time taken during the first half of journey = a/16 The time taken during the second half of journey = a/20 a/16+ a/20 = 9
36a = 9x16x20
a = 80

The total distance covered = 160 km.


Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the 3 items that follow.

If the first four letters of the word CEASELESSNESS are reversed, the next four letters are written as they are and then the remaining letters are reversed,

Q.6 Which letter will be exactly the middle letter of the word?

a) E

b) L

c) N

d) S


Solution. The first four letters are reversed, the next four letters are written as they are and then the remaining letters are reversed. The new word will be,Screenshot 2016-07-16 14.57.27


Q.7 The maximum number of the letter S that appears continuously is:

a) 2

b) 1

c) 4

d) 3



The letter S appears continuously 3 times at the positions 8, 9 and 10.


Q.8 If all the vowels are removed from the new word, what are the two middle letters?

a L and S

b) S and N

c) S and S

d)  C and S


Screenshot 2016-07-16 15.00.07

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  • Vijay Karthik

    Hey rudra. they are correct. For 2nd question. the answer is A. 2nd question ask about Maoist insurgency. For 3rd question, yes the answer should be A.


    Q. 3 answer should be A. Statement 2 is wrong according to the passage.

  • Vijay Karthik

    Read the solution. Very easy to understand.

  • ShwethaB

    q5 plz explain?

  • Rudrani M

    @Forumias please explain

  • Rudrani M

    Also question 2 answer should be 2 and not 1. Can you explain why you chose 1? Last line in the Passage speaks of no relationship between tribal population and insurgency…

  • Vijay Karthik

    Statements mentioned in the passage are not the answers.Please read from the 1st line which will make u clear understanding as why those options are not the answers.

  • Gautam Himanshu

    in second Question why second statement is not correct when it is mentioned in 3 & 4 line of passage?

  • Rudrani M

    How can question 3 answer is possibly C? Please explain @forumias