GATE-CS-2015 (Set 3)

Question 1
If ROAD is written as URDG, then SWAN should be written as:
A
VXDQ
B
VZDQ
C
VZDP
D
UXDQ
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Question 1 Explanation: 
In ROAD to URDG transformation, every character is replaced by next third character in alphabetic sequence. (R by U, O by R, A by D and D by G) Applying same, SWAN becomes VZDQ
Question 2
The Tamil version of ________ John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe _____ cleared by the Censor Board with no cuts last week, but the film’s distributors ______ no takers among the exhibitors for a release in Tamil Nadu _________ this Friday.
A
Mr., was, found, on
B
a, was, found, at
C
the, was, found, on
D
a, being, find at
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Refer use of the here.
Question 3
Extreme focus on syllabus and studying for tests has become such a dominant concern of Indian students that they close their minds to anything ________ to the requirements of the exam.
A
related
B
extraneous
C
outside
D
useful
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Question 4
Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pair: Children : Pediatrician
A
Adult : Orthopaedist
B
Females : Gynaecologist
C
Kidney : Nephrologist
D
Skin : Dermatologist
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Pediatrician is a doctor for children. Gynaecologist is a doctor for Females.
Question 5
A function f(x) is linear and has a value of 29 at x = –2 and 39 at x = 3. Find its value at x = 5.
A
59
B
45
C
43
D
35
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Question 5 Explanation: 
f(x) = 2x+33
Question 6
Alexander turned his attention towards India, since he had conquered Persia. Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentence?
A
Alexander would not have turned his attention towards India had he not conquered Persia
B
Alexander was not ready to rest on his laurels, and wanted to march to India
C
Alexander was completely in control of his army and could command it to move towards India.
D
Since Alexander’s kingdom extended to India borders after the conquest of Persia, he was keen to move further
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Question 6 Explanation: 
Conquering Persia was the reason for Alexander turning his attention towards India
Question 7
The head of a newly formed government desires to appoint five of the six selected members P, Q, R, S, T and U to portfolios of Home, Power, Defence, Telecom, and Finance. U does not want any portfolio if S gets one of the five. R wants either Home or Finance or no portfolio. Q says that if S gets either Power of telecom, then she must get the other one. T insists on a portfolio if P gets one Which is the valid distribution of portfolios?
A
P-Home, Q-Power, R-Defence, S-Telecom, T-Finance
B
R-Home, S-Power, P-Defence, Q-Telecom, T-Finance
C
P-Home, Q-Power, T-Defence, S-Telecom, U-Finance
D
Q-Home, U-Power, T-Defence, R-Telecom, P-Finance
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Question 7 Explanation: 
Six selected members are P, Q, R, S, T and U

Portfolios are Home, Power, Defence, Telecom, and Finance. 

U does not want any portfolio if S gets one of the five. 

R wants either Home or Finance or no portfolio. 

Q says that if S gets either Power of telecom, then she must 
get the other one.

T insists on a portfolio if P gets one Which is the valid 
distribution of portfolios?

A) P-Home, Q-Power, R-Defence, S-Telecom, T-Finance
Not valid as R doesn't get home or finance here

R-Home, S-Power, P-Defence, Q-Telecom, T-Finance
Is valid and satisfies all conditions.

C) P-Home, Q-Power, T-Defence, S-Telecom, U-Finance
Not valid as U is not satisfied. Condition for U is, S should not
get any portfolio.

D) Q-Home, U-Power, T-Defence, R-Telecom, P-Finance
Like A, not valid as R doesn't get home or finance here

Question 8
Choose the most appropriate equation for the function drawn as a thick line, in the plot below. Q10
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
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Question 8 Explanation: 
The problem can be easily solved by trying point (2, -1) 
on thick line, i.e., x = 2, y = -1.

None of the options except (B) satisfy above values. 
Question 9
Most experts feel that in spite of possessing all the technical skills required to be a batsman of the highest order, he is unlikely to be so due to lack of requisite temperament. He was guilty of throwing away his wicket several times after working hard to lay a strong foundation. His critics pointed out that until he addressed this problem, success at the highest level will continue to elude him. Which of the statements(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above passage?
(i) He was already a successful batsman at the highest level.
(ii) He has to improve his temperament in order to become a great batsman.
(iii) He failed to make many of his good starts count.
(iv) Improving his technical skills will guarantee success.
A
(iii) and (iv)
B
(ii) and (iii)
C
(i), (ii) and (iii)
D
(ii) only
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Question 9 Explanation: 
(i) is incorrect "He was guilty of throwing away his wicket several times after working hard to lay a strong foundation. " (ii) is correct, "His critics pointed out that until he addressed this problem, success at the highest level will continue to elude him." (iii) is correct, "His critics pointed out that until he addressed this problem, success at the highest level will continue to elude him." (iv) is incorrect "Temperament is also required"
Question 10
The exports and imports (in crores of Rs.) of a country from the year 2000 to 2007 are given in the following bar chart. In which year is the combined percentage increase in imports and exports the highest?
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A
2004
B
2005
C
2006
D
2007
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Question 10 Explanation: 
In 2006 export increased from 70 yo 100 and import increased from 90 to 120.

% increase in import = 30/70 = 42.8 %
% increase in export = 30/90 = 33.33 %

Combined % increase in 2006 is more than any other year.  
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