Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2015
Sunday, January 04, 2015
 
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2015
Sunday, January 04, 2015
GENERAL AWARENES
ANSWER KEYS XAT 2015 - SET B
GENERAL AWARENESS
1.(D) 2.(E) 3.(D) 4.(D) 5.(C) 6.(E) 7.(E) 8.(D) 9.(A) 10.(E)
11.(D) 12.(B) 13.(A) 14.(D) 15.(A) 16.(A) 17.(D) 18.(A) 19.(B) 20.(A)
21.(A) 22.(D) 23.(C) 24.(E) 25.(E) 26.(C) 27.(A) 28.(C) 29.(C) 30.(B)

1. (D) The CAD at the time of the budget (July 2014) was 1.7%.
2. (E) It is 100 smart cities, hence “None of the above”.
3. (D) Just eliminate the options. All are silly, except (D).
4. (D) Just eliminate the options. All are silly, except (D). Actually QE is the act of a central bank to create flow of money in the system by purchasing bonds from banks.
5. (C) Direct and simple! Remember our own Nobel laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi?
6. (E) Ms Arundhati Roy earned the Man-Booker prize for “The God of Small Things”.
7. (E) Since April 2009, Android versions have been developed under a confectionery-themed code name and released in alphabetical order; the exceptions are versions 1.0 and 1.1 as they were not released under specific code names: Alpha (1.0), Beta (1.1), Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0–2.1), Froyo (2.2–2.2.3), Gingerbread (2.3–2.3.7), Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4), Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3.1), KitKat (4.4–4.4.4), Lollipop (5.0–5.0.2)
8. (D) Rest have been nominated.
9. (A) Bay of Bengal gives rise to many cyclonic disturbances, and hence Chennai, Paradip and Vishakhapatnam are ruled out.
10. (E) Brahmapur is the odd-man-out.
11. (D) All are correct.
12. (B) It does not supply gas to Russia. Crimean referendum wanted separation from Ukraine.
13. (A) Very well designed question. Remember that initially, Syria WAS affected the Tunisia-born Arab Spring. Hence, (v) is wrong. Hence (A) is the only possible answer.
14. (D) Biggest border sharing is with Bolivia (3423 kms).
15. (A) All of them came to India in 2014. ( Dear XLRI, it is Xi Jinping and not Ji Xinping )
16. (A) Straight answer!
17. (D) It is located in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Taxila is a town and an important archaeological site in Rawalpindi district of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Taxila is situated about 32 km north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi; just off the famous Grand Trunk Road.
18. (A) It was launched from Sriharikota.
19. (B) Actually the formula is → 65 – 35 – 15 – 85 (65 percent in agriculture and allied, 35 in non-agri, 15 of that 35 are organized and the rest (85) are unorganized).
20. (A) Hudhud is the national bird of Israel!
21. (A)
22. (D) Tamil Nadu (it comes straight after Maharashtra)
23. (C) She is the MD of the IMF.
24. (C) If you only knew that Kumble tops the wickets-takers chart (of the list given), then it’s straight!
25. (E) It is India – Indonesia – Bangladesh – Philippines – Brazil.
26. (C)
27. (A) Remember that the Kushanas were the first to introduce gold coins. Now vi. Kushana Dynasty comes at the start in only option (A) (second position). Go for it.
28. (C) The BSP contenst 501 seats in all in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
29. (C)
30. (B) Strange names!

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