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Entrance : MBA (Executive) Entrance Test 2015
Facility : Sample Questions
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Sample Questions :
Component-III: Verbal Ability/Reasoning
1. The conclusion of the statement “The hammer is either in the tool box or in the Kitchen. the Kitchen because it is not in the tool box.”
(A) The hammer is either in the tool box
(B) or, the hammer is in the Kitchen
(C) It must be in the Kitchen
(D) Because it is not in the tool box
2. Which of the pairs of words expresses the relationship that is MOST similar to that of Pedant: Erudition
(A) Diplomat: Tactless
(B) Enemy: Friendly
(C) Rude: Politeness
(D) Prude: Modesty
3. Exempt to obliged is as
(A) Affluent to fluent
(B) Valiant to mighty
(C) Immune to susceptible
(D) Steadfast to reputed
4. Which of the following words is closest in meaning to the word STAID?
5. Fill in the blank with the most suitable alternative
He shouted________at the subordinate
6. What is the missing number in the circle?
7. Select from the four alternative diagrams, the diagram, the one that best illustrates the relationship among the following three classes:
8. In a certain code SCULPTOR is written as TORPLUCS. How will you write ELECTRICITY
9. Look at the following set of data
14.5,15,16.5,17,15,20,25,26,29,40,35,18, 11, 15,29,29,40, 35,29,29, 30,41,29,40
The difference between smallest and largest observations is:
10. In the data for the above question, the modal observations is less than the largest observation by:
11. Five persons G, H, I, J are K are standing in a row. G is to the right of I, H is to the left of K, I is to
the right of J and H is to the right of G. Who is standing on the extreme left?
(A) (B) (C) (D)
J I H K
Component –IV : General English & Comprehension
Please read the following passage and answer questions 1 to 7 based on it :
The now always looks so small, so puny, so unpromising next to the size and performance of maturity. Anything truly new that looks big is indeed to be distrusted. The odds are heavily against its succeeding. And yet successful innovators, as we argued earlier, start small and above, all simple. The claim of so many businesses, ‘Ten years from now, ninety per cent of our revenues will come from products that do not even exist today’, is largely boasting. Modifications of existing products, yes; variations, yes; even extensions of existing products into new markets and new end uses with or without modifications. But the truly new venture tends to have a longer lead time. Successful businesses, that are today in the right markets with the right products or services, are likely ten years hence to get three-quarters of their revenues from products and services that exist today, or from their linear descendants. In fact, if today’s products or services do not generate a continuing and large revenue stream, the enterprise will not be able to make the substantial investment in tomorrow that innovation requires.
It thus takes special effort for the existing business to become entrepreneurial and innovative. The‘normal’ reaction is to allocate productive resources to the existing business, to the daily crisis, and to getting a little more out of what we already have. The temptation in the existing business is always to feed yesterday and to starve tomorrow.
It is, of course, a deadly temptation. The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines and in a period of rapid change such as the present, an entrepreneurial period, the decline will be fast. Once an enterprise or an industry has started to look back, turning it around is exceedingly difficult, if it can be done at all. But the obstacle to entrepreneurship and innovation which the success of the present business! Constitutes is a real one. The problem is precisely that the enterprise is so successful, that it is ‘healthy’. I rather than degenerately diseased by bureaucracy, red tape, or complacency.
This is what makes the examples of existing businesses tat do manage successfully to innovate so important, and especially the examples of existing large and fair-sized businesses that are also successful entrepreneurs and innovators. These businesses show that the obstacle of success, the obstacle of the existing, can be overcome. And it can be overcome in such a way that both the existing and the new, the mature and the infant, benefit and prosper. The large companies that are successful entrepreneurs and innovators-Johnson & Johnson, Hoechst, ASEA, 3M, or the one. hundred middle-sized ‘growth’ companies clearly know how to do it.
Where the conventional wisdom goes wrong is in its assumption that entrepreneurship and innovation are natural, creative, or spontaneous. If entrepreneurship and innovation do not well up in an organization, something must be stifling them. That only a minority of existing successful businesses are entrepreneurial and innovative is thus seen as conclusive evidence that existing businesses quench the entrepreneurial spirit. .
1. Johnson and Johnson, Hoechst, ASEA, know how: i. To overcome obstacle of success
ii. To overcome obstacle of existing; iii. To innovate.
(A) i and ii only
(B) ii and iii only
(C) i, ii and iii
(D) i and iii only
2. The enterprise that does not innovate
(B) Ages and declines
(C) Does not grow steadily
3. To make substantial investment required for innovation
(A) Existing products should generate a continuing and large revenue stream.
(B) Entrepreneurs should borrow heavily
(C) Entrepreneurs should sell of their existing business
(D) Entrepreneurs should generate funds from the capital market
4. The major subject with which the passage is connected is
(A) Starting a small business.
(B) Entrepreneurship and innovation
(C) Expanding a small business
(D) Bureaucracy and red tapism.
5. Once an enterprise has started looking back
(A) There will be no need to turn it around
(B) It can be turned around very easily
(C) It can be turned around with great difficulty
(D) It can not be turned around at all.
6. The word ‘Complacency’ in the above passage means
(B) Self satisfaction
7. Choose the option in which the usage of the word “FALLOUT” is incorrect
(A). Nagasaki suffered from the fallout of nuclear radiation.
(B) People believed that the political fallout of the scandal would be insignificant.
(C). Who can predict the environmental fallout of the WTO agreements?
(D) The headmaster could not understand the fallout of several of his good students in the examination.
8. The British retailer, M&S, today formally..— defeat in its attempt to – King’s, its US subsidiary, since no potential purchasers were ready to cough up the necessary cash.
(A) admitted, acquire
(B) conceded, offload
(C) announced, dispose
(D) ratified, auction
9. From the choices given, choose the one which would best replace the underlined part. Victory is everything in the Indian universe and M.S. Dhoni will be expected to translate his genius to that effect. To contemplate any other option is to contemplate the risk of failure.
(A) To contemplate any other action is to contemplate the risk of failure.
(B) Failure is not an action that can be contemplated.
(C) Any other action has the potential of failure.
(D) Failure is not an option.
10. Identify the incorrect sentence or sentences.
P. Harish told Raj to plead guilty.
Q. Raj pleaded guilty of stealing money from the shop.
R. The court found Raj guilty of all the crimes he was charged with.
S. He was sentenced for three years in jail. .
(A) P and R
(B) Q &S
(C) P,R and S
(D) Q,R and S