11th January, 2017 (CSAT)


1. Situ and Meenu were walking on the road. Situ said, “I weigh 51kg. How much do you weigh? Meenu replied that she would not reveal her weight directly as she was overweight. But she said, I weigh 29 kg plus half of my weight. How much does Meenu weight?

(a) 52 kg

(b) 58 kg

(c) 63 kg

(d) 57 kg



The human civilization stands on an edge of destiny. It lies today at the mercy of nuclear weapons, which have the power to destroy us completely least controlled wisely. In such a crisis situation, it is important to develop sensitivity towards the basic value of life. It includes an explicit realization that humans swim in an ocean, where they must swim together and sink together. At this juncture a sink rotten fish would damage the ocean as whole. Man cannot afford to tamper with his loyalty to peace and international understanding, which is the only way to deal with the situation. Anyone who does so dooms the entire past, present and the future of the human civilization.

2. Which of the following can be inferred from the given passage?

I. Nuclear war, one day or the other, is poised to end the human civilization.

II. It is not possible for the countries to exist in unison regardless of what happens in other countries.

III. Unless all the nuclear weapons on Earth are destroyed, peace cannot be restored.

(a) Only I

(b) Only II

(c) II and III

(d) I and III

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