Practice Set for AIMA Management Aptitude Test December-2011

AIMA will hold a Management Aptitude Test (MAT) on 4 December 2011 (paper based) and 10 December onwards (computer based). Here you find the Practice set/Sample Questions for practice.This will help you gauge the benefits of your study over the months.

Created On: Dec 1, 2011 19:15 IST
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All India Management Association (AIMA) will hold a Management Aptitude Test (MAT) on 4 December 2011 (paper based) and 10 December onwards (computer based). These test papers will not only be beneficial for MAT exam which will be conducted on 4 December 2011 but also for other MAT Exams in near future. The Practice Set/ Sample Questions available here will help you learn quicker approach to answer questions in exam hall, manage time, and prepare for the exams in the shortest period.
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Management Aptitude Test

Section I : Language Comprehension

Directions (Qs. 1 to 5) : Read the passage given below and then answer these questions which are based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Soft-bodied animals like caterpillars often fall a prey to voracious hunters like birds or reptiles. Despite having no means to ‘actively’ defend themselves, with weapons like claws or jaws, they have, nevertheless, evolved other equally effective deterrents. A particular species of the caterpillar lives at an altitude of over 2,500 metres in the Himalayas. It uses prominent colours to inform wouldbe predators of its inedibility. In the event that an inexperienced or adventurous bird did eat the caterpillar, it would probably vomit it out soon after, and subsequently desist from attacking similar species in the future. Though this would do the unfortunate victim no good, the species benefits. A rare example of the martyr among animals. 

1. The expression ‘other equally effective deterrents’ means

(1) Preventive weapons which have equal effect on others

(2) Mechanism which scares everyone equally well

(3) Preventive equipment which is as effective as something that has been already mentioned

(4) Deterrents that are as powerful as those the caterpillars have.

2. Experienced birds do not attack the Himalayan caterpillar because they are

(1) Repulsive

(2) Inedible

(3) Aggressive

(4) Diseased

3. Caterpillars cannot defend themselves because they

(1) Are passive animals

(2) Are lazy

(3) Cannot acquire weapons

(4) Have no claws or jaws

4. The Himalayan caterpillar uses prominent colours to

(1) Warn the predator

(2) Attack the predator

(3) Reveal itself

(4) Defend itself

5. In the context of the passage, a martyr is one who dies

(1) Without putting up resistance

(2) Without any gain to oneself

(3) While defending one’s homeland

(4) To save others

Directions (Qs. 6 to 7) : Read the passage given below carefully and then answer these questions based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Anxiety and conscience are a pair of powerful dynamos. Of course, I can only speak for myself. Between them, they have ensured that one shall work hard, but they cannot ensure that one shall work at anything worthwhile. They are blind forces which drive but do not direct. Fortunately, I have also been moved by a third motive—the wish to see and understand. Curiosity is another motive for action. It is also one of the distinctive characteristics of human nature and contrasted with the natures of non-human animals. All human beings have curiosity in some degree and we also all have it about things which are of no practical use. Curiosity may be focussed on anything in the universe, but the spiritual reality of the phenomena should be the ultimate objective of all curiosity for it to be fruitful. Thanks to my mother my approach to this ultimate objective is through the story of human affairs.

6. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage ?

(1) Animals are as curious as human beings

(2) Curiosity is the only motive for action

(3) People motivated by curiosity do not need other motives to guide them

(4) People motivated by anxiety and conscience alone can be misdirected

7. What is the main objective of this passage ?

(1) Distinguish between human beings and animals

(2) Project curiosity as a potent motivating factor

(3)  Motivation and spiritual reality

(4) Project anxiety and conscience as inadequate motivators

Directions (Qs. 8 to 10) : In these questions, choose the word from the four alternatives (1), (2), (3) and (4) that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in CAPITAL letters.

8. RESTIVE

(1) Buoyant

(2) Placid

(3) Resistant

(4) Insolent

9. GRADUAL

(1) Energetic

(2) Dynamic

(3) Rapid

(4) Enthusiastic

10. RUDIMENTARY

(1) Developed

(2) Polite

(3) Pale

(4) Weak

Directions (Qs. 11 to 12) : In each of these questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words (1), (2), (3) and (4). Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.

11. Wool : Warmth : :

(1) Radio : Broadcast

(2) Person : Success

(3) Marketing : Advertising

(4) Spring : Elasticity

12. Greenhouse : Plant : :

(1) Incubator : Infant

(2) Hen house : Chicken

(3) Hive : Bee

(4) Archives : Document

Section II : Mathematical Skills

13. In a community of 175 persons, 40 read the Times, 50 read the Samachar and 100 do not read any. How many persons read both the papers ?

(1) 10

(2) 15

(3) 20

(4) 25

14. A bought 4 bottles of beer and B bought one bottle of lager, lager per bottle costing twice that of the beer. C bought nothing but paid Rs. 50 for his share of the drink which they mixed together and shared equally. If C’s Rs. 50 covered his share, then what is the cost of the lager ?

(1) 50

(2) 75

(3) 30

(4) 46

15. Two rockets approach each other, one at 42,000 mph and the other at 18,000 mph. They start 3256 miles apart. How far are they apart (in miles) 1 minute before impact ?

(1) 1628

(2) 1000

(3) 826

(4) 1200

16. A travels from B to C a distance of 250 miles in 5.5 hours. He returns to B in 4 hours 40 minutes. His average speed is

(1) 44

(2) 46

(3) 48

(4) 50

17. In how many ways can six differentrings be worn on four fingers of one hand ?

(1) 10

(2) 12

(3) 15

(4) 16

18. What is the next number in the series given below ?

2, 5, 9, 14, 20

(1) 25

(2) 26

(3) 27

(4) 28

19. In a house, there are six 40-watt lamps which are on for 5 hours a day and three 80-watt fans which are on for 10 hours a day. If electricity costs Rs. 2 per kilowatt hour, what is the monthly electricity bill ?

(1) Rs. 216

(2) Rs. 280

(3) Rs. 315

(4) Rs. 400

20. A wire is in the form of a circle of radius 35 cm. If it is bent into the shape of a rhombus, what is the side of the rhombus?

(1) 32 cm

(2) 70 cm

(3) 55 cm

(4) 17 cm

21. Cube root of 658503 is

(1) 83

(2) 77

(3) 87

(4) 97

22. If an angle is its own complementary angle, then its measure is

(1) 30

(2) 45

(3) 60

(4) 90°

Section III : Data Analysis And Data Sufficiency

Directions (Qs. 23 to 25) : Study the following table to answer these questions.

PLAN-WISE PUBLIC SECTOR OUTLAYS AND EXPENDITURE

(1974-79 TO 1985-90)

(in Rs. Crores)

Five-Year Plans
Period Approved Outlay Actual Expenditure
Fifth Plan 1974-79 39,303 39,426
Sixth Plan 1980-85 97,500 1,09,292
Seventh Plan 1985-90 1,80,000

23. Actual expenditure in the sixth Plan exceeded the outlay by about

(1) 10%

(2) 17%

(3) 23%

(4) 30%

24. Sixth Plan outlay exceeded the Fifth Plan outlay by almost

(1) 50%

(2) 100%

(3) 150%

(4) 200%

25. From the given table we can infer that the actual expenditure in the Seventh Plan will exceed the outlay by almost

(1) 40%

(2) 60%

(3) 80%

(4) Cannot infer

Directions (Qs. 26 to 28) : These questions refer to the following circle graph showing the expenditure distribution of a certain family :

EXPENDITURE DISTRIBUTION OF A

26. If the family spends Rs. 6,500 per month, how much are its annual taxes ?

(1) Rs. 7,800

(2) Rs. 9,360

(3) Rs. 9,800

(4) Rs. 10,080

27. How much more money per month is spent by the family on food as compared to the rent ?

(1) Rs. 650

(2) Rs. 700

(3) Rs. 750

(4) Rs. 800

28. If the expenditure budget of the family is raised to Rs. 8,000 per month and distribution on various items remain the same, then the monthly expenses on both, the entertainment and the transport, will be

(1) Rs. 1,800

(2) Rs. 1,600

(3) Rs. 1,440

(4) Rs. 1,220

Directions (Qs. 29 to 32) : These questions are followed by two statements A and B. Choose (1) if the statement A alone is sufficient to answer the question asked, but the statement B by itself is not sufficient to answer the question. Choose (2) if the statement B alone by itself is sufficient to answer the given question, but statement A alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Choose (3) if both the statements A and B together are sufficient to answer the given question but neither statement by itself is sufficient to answer the question. Choose (4) if the two statements A and B, even when taken together, are not sufficient to answer the question.

29. Is the integer x divisible by 3 ?

A : The last digit in x is 3

B : x + 5 is divisible by 6.

30. How much is Mohan’s weekly salary ?

A : Mohan’s weekly salary is twice as much as Sohan’s weekly salary.

B : Sohan’s weekly salary is 40% of the total of Ram’s and Mohan’s weekly salaries.

31. What is the percentage of defective items produced in a factory ?

A : The total number of defective items produced is 1,234.

B : The ratio of defective items to non-defective is 32 to 5,678.

32. How many square tiles with sides 5 inches long will be needed to cover the rectangular floor of a room ?

A : The floor is 10 feet long.

B : The floor is 5 feet wide.

Section IV : Intelligence & Critical Reasoning

Directions (Qs. 33 to 35) : Farmer Batuk Singh has a larger square field divided into nine smaller squares, all equal, arranged in three rows of three fields each. One side of the field runs exactly east-west. The middle square must be planted with rice because it is wet. The wheat and barley should be contiguous so that they can be harvested all at once by the mechanical harvester. Two of the fields should be planted with soyabeans. The north-westernmost field should be planted with peanuts and the southern third of the field is suitable only for vegetables.

Questions 33 to 35 refer to the following squares :

(1) The square immediately north of the rice.

(2) The square immediately east of the rice.

(3) The square immediately west of the rice.

(4) The square immediately north-east of the rice.

33. Which square cannot be planted with soyabeans ?

34. Which square cannot be planted with wheat ?

35. If Batuk Singh decides to plant the wheat next to the peanuts, in which square will the barley be ?

Directions (Qs. 36 to 43) : A management institute organises six once-a-month lecture series for young entrepreneurs as per the following schedule, with no dates conflicting :

Marketing — August through Management January

Economics — April through October

Business Law — January through September

Financial — March through Management June

Accounting — October through April

Personnel — October through

Management December

36. During which month are the fewest lectures given ?

(1) January

(2) February

(3) June

(4) September

37. Which is the largest number of lectures that can be attended in a single month ?

(1) 7

(2) 6

(3) 5

(4) 4

38. Which two series taken together fill the year without overlap ?

(1) Marketing and Financial Management

(2) Personnel Management and Economics

(3) Business Law and Personnel Management

(4) Business Law and Accounting

39. During how many months of the year must a student attend to hear all the lectures on Marketing, Economics and Financial Management ?

(1) 11

(2) 10

(3) 9

(4) 8

40. How many lecture series last more than 6 months ?

(1) 1

(2) 2

(3) 3

(4) 4

41. How many different series can be attended in September, October and November ?

(1) 2

(2) 3

(3) 4

(4) 5

42. How many different lectures can be attended in January, February and March ?

(1) 12

(2) 10

(3) 8

(4) 6

43. If SMOOTH is coded as 135579, ROUGH as 975531 and HARD as 9498, then SOFT will be coded as

(1) 1527

(2) 1347

(3) 4998

(4) 8949

Directions (Qs. 145 to 148) : In a defence message, ‘GET AWAY, FIRE BACK-WARDS, MOVE SLOW is coded as ‘BEN CDCI, QHOEPCTL DCOXU, ZMWE VFMD’ Based on this coding scheme, spot the codes for the words given in

Questions 145 to 148 :

44.GREAT

(1) BOENC

(2) BOEQN

(3) BOECN

(4) BOEHC

45.REWARD

(1) OEDNXE

(2) OTDCOX

(3) OEDCOX

(4) OEDCOU

46.DEADLY

(1) XECXEI

(2) XENXFI

(3) XECXEI

(4) XECXFI

47.OVER

(1) MWOE

(2) MWZO

(3) MWEO

(4) MWED

Section V : Indian & Global Environment

48. Indirect tax collections in October 2011 dropped by 2.5 percent to Rs 30,278 crore on account of a slowing economy. Indirect tax comprises which of the following?

(1) corporate, excise and service tax

(2) customs, excise and service tax

(3) service, excise and sales tax

(4) value added tax, sales tax and income tax

49. In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase the marine productivity by bringing the

A. decomposer microorganisms to the surface.

B. nutrients to the surface.

C. bottom-dwelling organisms to the surface.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(1) 1 and 2
(2) 2 only
(3) 2 and 3
(4) 3 only

50. The Shunglu Committee set up to probe corruption in organising the Commonwealth Games (CWG) on 23 March 2011 submitted its second report to the Cabinet Secretary. Which private developer was indicted in the second report?

(1) Emaar MGF

(2) Royale Builders and Developers

(3) Green Field Real Estate

(4) DLF

51. According to a UN study what is India’s rank among a total of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index?

(1) 95

(2) 134

(3) 119

(4) 73

52. Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was on 22 March 2011 sentenced to seven years in jail after being convicted for rape. To which of the following parties does he belong to?

(1) Kadima

(2) Likud

(3) United Torah Judaism

(4) Labor Party

53. A genetically engineered form of brinjal,Known as the Bt-brinjal, has been developed. The objective of this is

(1) To make it pest-resistant

(2) To improve its taste and nutritive qualities

(3) To make it drought-resistant

(4) To make its shelf-life longer

54. Which of the following public sector banks in November 2011 froze its lending to the power sector?

(1) State Bank of India

(2) Allahabad Bank

(3) Punjab National Bank

(4) United Bank of India

55. Indirect tax collections in October 2011 dropped by 2.5 percent to Rs 30,278 crore on account of a slowing economy. Indirect tax comprises which of the following?

(1) corporate, excise and service tax

(2) customs, excise and service tax

(3) service, excise and sales tax

(4) value added tax, sales tax and income tax

56. In the Sunderbans, the tiger Census took place for the first time. In which one of the following states of India Sunderbans is located?

(1) West Bengal

(2) Orissa

(3) Andhra Pradesh

(4) Tamil Nadu

57. All revenues received by the Union Government by way of taxes and other receipts for the conduct of Government business are credited to the

(1)
Contingency Fund of India

(2) Public Account

(3) Consolidated Fund of India

(4) Deposits and Advances Fund

58. The Indian government in March 2011 conferred the Miniratna status on which of the following PSUs?

(1) National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)

(2) Air India Charters Ltd

(3) Cement Corporation of India

(4) HMT Machine Tools Ltd

59. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 31 October 2011 inaugurated a fully secure government e-payment system. Which of the following facts regarding the e-payment system is not true?

A. e-payment system will enable the Central  government to directly credit dues into the accounts of beneficiaries.

B. It has been developed by Comptroller & Auditor general of India.

C. It has been designed to serve as middleware between COMPACT (computerised payment and accounts) application at PAOs and the core banking solution (CBS) of the agency banks/Reserve Bank of India, to facilitate paperless transaction.

D. The e-payment system will save both time and effort in effecting payments and also facilitate the elimination of physical cheques and their manual processing.

(1) 1 & 2

(2) Only 1

(3) Only 2

(4) 1 & 3

60. According to the tiger Census 2010, the number of tigers in India increased from 1411 to__.

(1) 1706

(2) 1672

(3) 1511

(4) 1611

Answer

1.    (3)        31.    (2)
2.    (2)        32.    (3)
3.    (4)        33.    (4)
4.    (4)        34.    (3)
5.    (4)        35.    (4)
6.    (4)        36.    (2)
7.    (3)        37.    (4)
8.    (1)        38.    (3)
9.    (3)        39.    (1)
10.  (1)        40.    (3)
11.  (4)        41.    (4)
12.  (1)        42.    (3)
13.  (2)        43.    (1)
14.  (1)        44.    (3)
15.  (2)        45.    (3)
16.  (4)        46.    (4)
17.  (3)        47.    (3)
18.  (3)        48.    (2)
19.  (1)        49.    (4)
20.  (3)        50.    (1)
21.  (3)        51.    (2)
22.  (2)        52.    (2)
23.  (1)        53.    (1)
24.  (3)        54.    (2)
25.  (4)        55.    (2)
26.  (2)        56.    (1)
27.  (1)        57.    (3)
28.  (3)        58.    (1)
29.  (3)        59.    (3)
30.  (4)        60.    (1)

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