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Directions (Question No 1-5): This group of questions is based on a set of
conditions. In answering some of
the questions, it may be useful
to draw a rough diagram.
Choose a response that most accurately
and completely answers each question.
A circular field, with inner radius of 10 meters and outer radius of 20
meters, was divided into five
successive stages for ploughing. The ploughing of
each stage was handed over to a
1. Farmers are referred to by following symbols: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5.
2. The points between different stages of project are referred to by the
following symbols: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5,
not necessarily in that order.
3. Farmer F5 was given the work of ploughing stage starting at point
4. The stage from point P5 to point P3 was not the first stage.
5. Farmer F4 was given the work of the fourth stage.
6. Stage 3 finished at point P1, and the work of which was not given to
7. Farmer F3 was given work of stage ending at point P5.
1. Which was the finish point for farmer F2?
A. P1 B. P2 C. P3 D.
2. Which stage was ploughed by farmer F5?
A. First B. Second C. Third
D. Fourth E.
3. Which were the starting and finishing points for stage 2?
A. P2 and P5
B. P5 and P3
C. P3 and P1
D. P5 and P4
E. P3 and P2
4. For which farmer was P2 a finishing point?
A. F1 B. F2 C. F3 D.
5. Which was the starting point for farmer F3?
A. P2 B. P3 C. P4 D. P1 E.
None of above
6. Children are in pursuit of a dog whose leash has broken. Krishnarajan is
directly behind the dog. Rangarajan is behind Krishnarajan. Natrajan is behind
Rangarajan. Premrajan is ahead of the dog walking down
the street in the opposite
direction. As the children and dog pass,
Premrajan turns around and joins the pursuit. He runs in behind
Rangarajan. Krishnarajan runs faster and
is alongside the dog on the left. Rangarajan runs faster and is alongside the
dog on the right. Which child is directly behind the dog?
E. None of above
Read the following caselet and choose the best alternative (Questions 7-10):
Shekhar, an MBA from Singapore
returned to his hometown-Jamshedpur. Jamshedpur had a
population of 10 lacs with one of the highest per capita income among
India cities. Shekhar loved music. While
listening to his favourite song on “satellite radio”, he wondered if he
could mix his passion with
business. Incidentally, a few
weeks later, while called for expression
of interest from potential franchisees. Jamshedpur did not have a single good
music outlet, where its residents could
buy quality, variety and the latest from the world of music.
Music world wanted the potential franchisees to own minimum 1200 square
feet space and invest Rs.30 lacs.
Profits were to be shared in the ratio of 3:7 between Music World and the
franchisee. While Shekhar was excited
about working with a renowned brand, he was worried if Rs. 30 lacs was too high an amount to shell out. He did
not have the entire amount with him and was thinking of
borrowing from the bank. He made
enquiries with other Music World
franchisees located in towns like
Patna and Ranchi, as he expected similar footfall in Jamshedpur. A franchisee
in Patna had sales revenue varying from
1-2 lacs rupees per month with profit margin in the range of 25- 30%.
Satisfied, Shekhar decided to proceed.
Soon, he was on a look out for the space. Jamshedpur had three main areas –
Bistupur, Sakchi and Sonari. All areas were inter-connected by good roads.
Bistupur was a business area where most of
High end retail formats were located. Most upper middle class and higher
class customers shopped there. It was also the education hub of the city. On
the other hand, Sakchi was a growing Lower
middle class business area and Sonari had mostly residential population.
Shekhar was in favour of choosing Bistupur as it was the place where he
shopped. However, he soon stumbled
across problems. Not only it was difficult to obtain space in Bistupur but property Rentals touched 30-40 rupees per square feet month. Rentals at Sakchi and Sonari
were in the Range of 15-20 rupees per square feet per
month. Also, Shekhar’s friend, who stayed in Sakchi, told him that a few branded outlets were
opening in Sakchi and it seemed to be the fastest growing market in Jamshedpur,
with highest ratio of teenagers. But, Shekhar was not in favour of Sakchi due
to its low image. He expected to target college going crowd in Bistupur.
High real estate prices in Bistupur and his low assessment of Sakchi market
created confusion in Shekhar’s mind. To give the decision a serious and fresh
thought, he decided to hit Jamshedpur- Ranchi highway in his newly acquired
7. How best should Shekhar resolve his confusion?
A. By investing in the franchise
B. Do not invest in the franchise and look for different brand name.
C. Go back to Singapore and start to find the drivers and potential of the
D. Do a further in-depth study to find the drivers and potential of the
E. Approach another music company for setting up a franchise.
8. Suppose sales in Patna ad
Bistupur are likely to be same, how many years would it take for Shekhar to recoup the investment (consider
A. Less than five years.
B. Less than seven years.
C. Less than eight years.
D. Less than nine years.
E. May be never.
9. What could be the most likely reason for Shekhar’s bias in favour of
A. Presence of college going crowd, as he felt they were the customers for
the latest music.
B. Crowded (hoi polio) image of Sakchi.
C. It was difficult for Shekhar to associate non – Bistupur areas with good
D. Higher rentals in Bistupur.
E. Patronage of Bistupur shops by executive and their families.
10. Which one of the
following is the most
important decision criterion is such a
A. Financial capability of entrepreneur.
B. Changes in music industry.
C. Future market growth.
D. Profitability of business in first couple of years.
E. Real Estate prices.
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