prateekgiitd

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I think it is only fair to know who the interviewers are beforehand since they will likely know about the applicants. Being proactive may allow you to know which staff members will be sent to India to interview applicants. I would contact NUS and inquire about this further.

And yes, I would expect a good number of questions about corporate strategy, business-government relations, and socio-political and economic affairs. At the same time, I find it a bit redundant to ask about the global economic situation once more since that's what should have been covered via essay questions #2 and #3. But then again, the interviewers could drive down further into the material covered in these essays.

In general, I find it hard to imagine that a lot of material could be covered in a 20-25 minute interview, besides merely skimming the surface in various topical areas.

Thoughts? Ideas?

Hi everyone,

Even i got an interview invite for 28th @Mumbai, i had submitted my application on 18th Nov itself... Those who have got interview calls, can we connect once & discuss the kind of questions that might be asked...
Hi all,

Q)

A company plans to develop a prototype weeding machine that uses cutting blades with optical sensors and microprocessors that distinguish weeds from crop plants by
differences in shade of color. The inventor of the machine claims that it will reduce labor costs by virtually eliminating the need for manual weeding.
Which of the following is a consideration in favor of the companys implementing its plan to develop the prototype?
A. There is a considerable degree of variation in shade of color between weeds of different species.
B. The shade of color of some plants tends to change appreciably over the course of their growing season.
C. When crops are weeded manually, overall size and leaf shape are taken into account in distinguishing crop plants from weeds.
D. Selection and genetic manipulation allow plants of virtually any species to be economically bred to have a distinctive shade of color without altering their other characteristics.
E. Farm laborers who are responsible for the manual weeding of crops carry out other agricultural duties at times in the growing season when extensive weeding is not necessary.




could any body let me know why answer is D


My take is D
The machine identifies b/w the two by the color, so the answer should contain the point that crops & weed have different color for the machine to be useful -
A - Gives the difference in the color among different types of weeds & not weeds & crops
B - Gives the changes in the color of crops & does not compare the color of weeds & crops
C - If overall size is the point of distinction, then the machine is useless, so this contradicts.
D - Says that by genetic manipulation the color difference can be created, which will make machine useful. This is the correct ans.
E - This is irrelevant
Hi all,

help me with this,i was confused b/w B and E?answer is E but why?thanks


The spacing of the four holes on a fragment of a bone flute excavated at a Neanderthal campsite is just what is required to play the third through sixth notes of the diatonic scalethe seven-note musical scale used in much of Western music since the Renaissance. Musicologists therefore hypothesize that the diatonic musical scale was developed and used thousands of years before it was adopted by Western musicians.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the hypothesis?

A. Bone flutes were probably the only musical instrument made by Neanderthals.
B. No musical instrument that is known to have used a diatomic scale is of an earlier date than the flute found at the Neanderthal campsite.
C. The flute was made from a cave-bear bone and the campsite at which the flute fragment was excavated was in a cave that also contained skeletal remains of cave bears.
D. Flutes are the simplest wind instrument that can be constructed to allow playing a diatonic scale.
E. The cave-bear leg bone used to make the Neanderthal flute would have been long enough to make a flute capable of playing a complete diatonic scale.


The answer should be E. E gives another evidence that the bone flute of Neanderthal is capable of playing the diatonic scale which strengthens the hypothesis. Whereas B talks about other musical instruments but does not confirm about the bone flute
I got -

DI - 99.6
VA - 99
QA - 95.7

OA - 99.91
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MY Scores:

VA: 14R 7W 35
QA: 10R 0W 30
DI: 11R 0W 33

OA: 35R 7W 98
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A law requiring companies to offer employees unpaid time off to care for their children will harm the economic competitiveness of our nations businesses. Companies must be free to set their own employment policies without mandated parental-leave regulations.
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion of the argument above?
(A) A parental-leave law will serve to strengthen the family as a social institution in this country.
(B) Many businesses in this country already offer employees some form of parental leave.
(C) Some of the countries with the most economically competitive businesses most economically competitive businesses.
(D) Only companies with one hundred or more employees would be subject to the proposed parental-leave law.ďźˆC
(E) In most polls, a majority of citizens say they favor passage of a parental-leave law.

The choice is obv between b and c. Can someone explain how we should pick between the two?

OA-C


C is definitely correct.
The argument made here is 'parental-leave regulations harm the economic competitiveness of our nations businesses', correct option should be one which denies this argument.
In option C it says that many countries with 'parental-leave regulations have most economically competitive businesses', which weakens the argument.
In option B is says that many businesses offer employees parental leave but it says nothing about their effect on economic competitiveness

I hope this helps...
prateek,

In C they is ambiguous ..

They clearly represent Olympic games & not pugnacious states...
The Olympic Games helped to keep peace among the pugnacious states of the Greek world in that a sacred truce was proclaimed during the festival's month.

(A) Same
(B) world, proclaiming a sacred truce during the festivals month
(C) world when they proclaimed a sacred truce for the festival month
(D) world, for a sacred truce was proclaimed during the month of the festival
(E) world by proclamation of a sacred truce that was for the month of the festival

I am confused between B and D.


Correct answer is C
The original sentence suffers from lack of parallelism b/w helped & proclaiming, also in that a sacred truce is wordy & unidiomatic.
The Olympic Games helped...here the verb is in simple past tense, which requires the verb in the second half of the sentence to be in past.. proclaimed in C corrects this error.
They in C correctly indicates who proclaimed the truce. Also C is compact & concise
In B proclaiming is not parallel with helped
In D for a sacred truce is unidiomatic.
E is wordy
Guys,, The main argument being made here is -- which newspaper cares more ? the ans to this question shud be our answer...

bugle atleast prints more papers on Gotham city, which hints that it is more concerned abt the city.

and since it is nt mentioned -- it may be assumed that the staff of clarion has been into printing in gotham for more than 50 years as compared to 10 years of bugle.. so I feel B is closer.


The main argument here is 'Daily Clarion is an out ot town sysndicate & so it cares less for the Gotham people.
If we get any information saying that the people related to Daily clarion are not out of town then the argument can be refuted.
Option D says that the editor in chief & other employees have lived in Gotham for 10 yrs or more, with this the argument is refuted.
Few toughies:

16. The ancient Romans piped hot water through the walls and under the floors so as to warm up the rooms.
A. so as to warm up the rooms
B. and so would be able to warm up the rooms
C. to warm the rooms up
D. so that they could warm up the rooms
E. in order that they would warm up the rooms
17. Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.
A. Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.
B. Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
C. Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
D. Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author's famed and masterful use of irony, evidenced in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
E. Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.
16. This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.
A. tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B. a tax return with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
C. tax returns with disks found in a software store and an accounting text
D. tax returns with a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E. a tax return with a disk found in a software sotre and an accounting text
17. A recent poll indicates that many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e., they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.
A) they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting
B) they denounce big government- they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful-but supporting at the same time
C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time
D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting
E) while they are denouncing big government- they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful-supporting at the same time


My responses -
16 - D
17 - B
18 - D
19 - C
Sorry can't give explanations for each, lot of questions are there...