CSAT 2021 Practice Questions

Will be posting some csat questions for practice here on a daily basis!

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50. You are handling a time-bound project. During the project review meeting, you find that the project is likely to get delayed due to lack of cooperation of the team members. You would…
(a) Warn the team members for their non-cooperation.
(b) Look into reasons for non-cooperation.
(c) Ask for the replacement of team members.
(d) Ask for extension of time citing reasons.
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51. You are competing with your batch-mate for the prestigious award to be decided based on an oral presentation. You have been asked by the committee to finish on time. Your friend however, is allowed more than the stipulated time period.

a) Lodge a complaint to chairperson against the discrimination.
b) Not listen to any justification from the committee
c) Ask for withdrawal of your name
d) Protest and leave the place
Insight,
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52. A person lives in a far off village which is almost two hours by bus. The villager's neighbor is a very powerful landlord who is trying to occupy the poor villager's land by force. You are the District Magistrate and busy in a meeting called by a local Minister. The villager has in all the way, by bus and on foot, to see you and give an application seeking protection from the powerful landlord. The villager keeps on waiting outside the meeting hall for an hour. You come out of the meeting and are rushing to another meeting. The villager follows you to submit his application. What would you do?

(a) Tell him to wait for another two hours till you come back from your next meeting.
(b) Tell him that the matter is actually to be dealt by a junior officer and that he should give the application to him.
(c) Call one of your senior subordinate officers and ask him to solve the villager's problem.
(d) Quickly take the application from him, ask him a few relevant questions regarding his problem and then proceed to the meeting.
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Can anybody suggest websites where we can attempt previous CSAT papers online ? I searched Vision but it has GS papers but not CSAT ones @upsc2020 

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48.

Let number of boys who participated= 4x

Let number of girls who participated =3x

no of candidates who passed the examination= 80% of 7x= (28x/5)
no of girls who passed the examination= 90% of 3x= (27x/10)

So,  no of boys who passed the examination= (28x/5)- (27x/10)= (29x/10)

As %= (29/40)*100= 72.5%

Instead play with the ratio itself. 

(4/7)*x + (3/7)*90 = 80

Gives x= 72.5%

Will save time! 

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@exman do you have any pdf of csat book?


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@exman do you have any pdf of csat book?


Sorry.. I don't have any.

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@ishitatri Reviving the thread.

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@upsc2020 Thank you so much. Shall start sharing doubts here soon. 


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Why does clock hand at 4 imply 3 sectors? My answer was 27 seconds because I assumed 4 sectors. Can someone explain why 3?


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Why does clock hand at 4 imply 3 sectors? My answer was 27 seconds because I assumed 4 sectors. Can someone explain why?



@AJ_ @upsc2020 

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@ishitatri The question is wrongly framed. I think it's clock strikes 4 times in 9 seconds. That would give you 3 intervals. By that logic, answer of 33 seconds would seem correct.


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Can anyone explain why ans is not (a)  when it is mentioned in passage itself.. Inference means conclusion then passage statement should be the answer

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Can anyone explain why ans is not (a)  when it is mentioned in passage itself.. Inference means conclusion then passage statement should be the answer

Can you please share the passage

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Can anyone explain why ans is not (a)  when it is mentioned in passage itself.. Inference means conclusion then passage statement should be the answer

You have brought up a very valid question. One of the many reasons why candidates get stuck here is because they fail to understand the distinction between 'summary' and 'inference'.

The inference is a deduction based on the evidence given in the passage. What is already given in the passage would not qualify as a deduction from the passage! 

This is why 'Reading Comprehension (RC)' is considered one of the toughest sections in the CAT exam. A lot of RC questions in CAT are not based directly on the facts stated in the passage but require you to make some inferences. These inferences are logical conclusions from the facts of the passage, but not the facts therein.

So, if the inference is asked, you need to eliminate the option that has been picked up from the passage first. Then, you should go on to choose the option that appears logically consistent.

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Can anyone explain why ans is not (a)  when it is mentioned in passage itself.. Inference means conclusion then passage statement should be the answer

You have brought up a very valid question. One of the many reasons why candidates get stuck here is because they fail to understand the distinction between 'summary' and 'inference'.

The inference is a deduction based on the evidence given in the passage. What is already given in the passage would not qualify as a deduction from the passage! 

This is why 'Reading Comprehension (RC)' is considered one of the toughest sections in the CAT exam. A lot of RC questions in CAT are not based directly on the facts stated in the passage but require you to make some inferences. These inferences are logical conclusions from the facts of the passage, but not the facts therein.

So, if the inference is asked, you need to eliminate the option that has been picked up from the passage first. Then, you should go on to choose the option that appears logically consistent.

Can you pls elaborate on the other keywords which can be asked in place of inference and how they can be solved. Just a brief idea. 

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