XLRI 2000
(Jan 9, 2000)
BMD

Total 205 Questions
Time – 120 min.
Negative Marking – 1/3
Marks per question – Not Mentioned

Section 1

EU + VA + RC

80 Questions

45 minutes

Section 2

LR + GK

60 Questions

30 minutes

Section 3

DI + DS + MA

65 Questions

45 minutes

Section 1

    2 RC Passages with approx. 10 questions.

    Approx. 20 questions on Fill in the Blanks
    (10-12 questions relating to the situation of cyclone in Orissa)

    Approx. 15 questions on Contextual meaning in passage

    Approx. 7-8 questions on Verbal Analogies

    Approx. 5 questions on Choosing the best statement

    Approx. 5 questions on Antonyms

    Approx. 5 questions on Synonyms

    E.g.

    A passage was taken from "A Thousand Sums" (mentioned directly above the passage) and followed
    by direct contextual questions. Words : Florid, Inscription, Enthralled, Royalty,

    Verbal Analogies :
    a) Cupid : Arrow : : Hercules : …….
    b) Synonyms : : Asservated : …..

    A passage stating difference in qualities between Entrepreneur and Manager on basis of
    Personal Involvement, Risk Taking, Innovation, Management Style etc.

    Antonyms : Secular : a) Clerical b) Punitive c) Positive d) Varying

    Provide next number in the series OR next alphabet in the given series.

Section 2

    Sample Questions

    Group 1          Cars to be parked in 5 slots (red, blue, green, …)
                          Each slot having different capacity (2, 3, 1, 2, 2)
                          Cars to be arranged in these slots with 3 conditions (L. O. to be together etc)    
                          5 questions on this group.

    Group 2          Six persons with two married couples in 4 houses
                          4 questions on this group.

GK Choose the incorrect statement

    Sidbi
        a) Founded as subsidiary of IDBI
        b) Engaged in Rural Finance
        c) Setup in 1990
        d) none of the above

    Fertilizer Industry
        a) Dominated by private sector
        b) IFFCO is a cooperative
        c) ….
        d) all of the above

Section 3

Approx. 10 questions on operatives (+, -, /, *)
        a b * = a * b
        a b + c d + * => (a + b) * (c + d). Very tough

Approx. 7 – 8 questions on DI (bar + line graph) on population of Greater Mumbai, Suburbs,
    Islands, etc. Again very tough

Approx. 10 questions on series  e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, …, 16, 12, ..

Approx. 7 questions on whether among the given words, which are valid.

Some questions were based on formation of words (x p x t x p), where x is number of y (with 2
more conditions)

PM & IR

Total 215 Questions
Time – 120 min.
Negative Marking – 1/3
Marks per question – Not Mentioned

Section 1

EU + VA + RC

80 Questions

45 minutes

Section 2

LR + Maths

60 Questions

30 minutes

Section 3

Business Judgement

75 Questions

45 minutes

Questions related to Business Judgement were very much similar to the passages given in XLRI supplement provided by PT.

E.g.

Mr. Mohan was the manager of a particular company. He was revered by everybody. Miss X was the telephone operator who used to work in the company. One day, an officer asked her to trunk a dial to somebody very urgently but as the telephones were not operating, she could not do so. The officer started shouting at her, she tried to make him understand the situation, but he was not ready to hear anything. She started crying. She, then, tried to contact Mr. Mohan but due to his busy schedule, he could not give her time. She, on next day, was greeted by Mr. Mohan but she did not reciprocated.

This passage was followed by various questions related to business situation.

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