# XAT-2016 (OFFICIAL)

#verbal #

Bona fide" is a Latin term which is used to describe what?

good intentions

all of the above

good faith

genuine

#funstion#

Let X = {a, b, c} and Y = {l, m}. Consider the following four subsets of X Y.

F1 = {(a, l), (a, m), (b, l), (c, m)}
F2 = {(a, l), (b, l), (c, l)}
F3 = {(a, l), (b, m), (c, m)}
F4 = {(a, l), (b, m)}

Which one, amongst the choices given below, is a representation of functions from X to Y?

(A) F1, F2 and F3
(B) F2, F3 and F4
(C) F2 and F3
(D) F3 and F4
(E) None of the above

The least common multiple of two natural numbers x and y, is 399. What is the minimum possible
sum of the digits of the number x (given x > y)?

##prob##

For the FIFA world cup, Paul the octopus has been predicting the winner of each match with amazing success. It is rumored that in a match between 2 teams A and B, Paul picks A with the same probability as A's chances of winning. Let's assume such rumors to be true and that in a match between Ghana and Bolivia, Ghana the stronger team has a probability of 2/3 of winning the game. What is the probability that Paul will correctly pick the winner of the Ghana-Bolivia game?

#DECIsion making #

Answer question nos. 64 - 65 on the basis of the information given in the following case.

Saral Co. is operating in seven north-eastern states of the country. The organization has a history of participative decision making, wherein people deliberate openly about pros and cons of every important decision, and a broad consensus is taken before taking the final decision. In Saral Co. every employee gets a salary proportional to the sales achieved. A new General Manager (GM) joined during the beginning of this month and challenged the organization's sole focus on sales to determine salaries. He urged the top management to include two more additional parameters in determining the salaries of the employees, viz. collection of information about competitors and the quality of relationship with the retailers. 1 Mark 64. Manohar, the highest earning employee for the last three years, vehemently opposes the GM's proposal. Which of the following could be most likely reason for him to oppose the proposal?

A. He considers the proposal as a serious threat to his favourable position in Saral Co.

B. He is not interested in collecting the information regarding competitors.

C. No clarity regarding the relative importance of the three parameters.

D. He is not interested in maintaining quality relationship with retailers

65. The top management of Saral Co. refused to implement the proposal of new GM from the beginning of next month. Which of the following could be the most justified reason for the management's refusal?

A. To ensure that no manager will get credit for a major change soon after joining.

B. To avoid attracting criticism for their failure to implement a similar scheme.

C. His past experience is limited to seven northeastern states only. D. The GM is new to the organization and he would require some time to implement the new plan. E. The top management would need time to deliberate and get consensus

*** Apart from xat previous questions on DM , y elink bhi kafi acha to start with DM ***

try these questions &nbsp;

http://placement.freshersworld.com/power-preparation/power/quiz/Decision-Making/40677

DM NIghts....:)

Mr. Rajiv Singhal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Loha India Ltd., (a steel manufacturing company) had just been visited by several other directors of the company. The directors were upset with recent actions of the company president, Mr. Ganesh Thakur. They demanded that the board consider firing the president. Mr. Thakur, recently appointed as president, had undertaken to solve some of the management-employees problems by dealing directly with the individuals, as often as possible. The company did not have a history of strikes or any other form of collective action and was considered to have good work culture. However, Mr. Thakur felt that by dealing directly with individuals, he could portray the management's concern for the employees. An important initiative of Mr. Thakur was to negotiate wages of the supervisors with each supervisor. In these negotiation meetings, he would not involve anyone else, including the Personnel Department which reported to him, so as to take an unbiased decision. After negotiation, a wage contract would be drawn up for each supervisor. This, he felt, would recognize and reward the better performers. Mr. Thakur successfully implemented the process for most of the supervisors, except those working in night shift with that of supervisors of the day shift. For several days Ram Lal, a night shift supervisor, had been trying to seek and appointment with Mr. Thakur about his wages. He was disgruntled, not only over his failure to see the president, but also over the lack of discussions about his wage contract prior to its being effected. As a family man with six dependents, he felt his weekly wage should be higher than that granted to him. Last Thursday afternoon Ram Lal stopped by the president's office and tried to see him. Mr.Thakur's secretary refused his request on the grounds that Mr. Thakur was busy. Infuriated, Ram Lal stormed into the president's office and confronted the startled Mr. Thakur, with stood up and told Ram Lal to get out of his office and express his grievance through official channel. Ram Lal took a swing at the president, who in turn punched Ram Lal on the jaw and knocked him unconscious.

The most important causal factor for this entire episode could be: A.Trying to follow a divide-and-rule policy in his dealings with the supervisors.

B. Inconsistent dealings of Mr. Thakur with supervisors.

﻿C.Paternalistic approach towards mature individuals in the organisation.

D. Legalistic approach to employee problems.

E. Inadequate standards for measurement of supervisors’ on-job performance.

• C
• A
• B
• D
• E

0 voters

Sayan, a recent MBAgraduate with specialization in sales and marketing, applied for the position of sales manager in affirm producing industrial fabrication tools. The management of the company took pride in indispensable feature of the job involved entertaining purchasing agents and that ascertain amount of social drinking was necessary.Sayan assured them that he was a moderate drinker with no moral or religious prejudices against drinking. During the following two years Sayan became successful manager and on two occasions received awards for achieving the highest sales for the quarter. However, he found that he on-discriminatory recruitment policy. In offeringSayan the position, the management made it clear that an in was encountering problem resulting from the necessity of entertaining customers at least two or three times a week. The problem was that he felt that he was becoming an alcoholic, since he had recently been overindulging even when not entertaining customers. The problem became progressively worse until he found himself in a constantly inebriated condition and unable to work without resorting to drinking at work. On reporting about his problem to the management,Sayan was sent at company expense to an alcoholic rehabilitation center, from which he was discharged after six weeks of rest and recuperation. However, within two months of resuming duties,Sayan was arrested in a local pub and charged with drunkenness and assault. The victim of his assault was a customer whom he had taken to the pub to discuss a sale. The management viewed the incident extremely negatively and fired Sayan. Shortly thereafter, a lawyer representing Sayan informed the management that Sayan intended to bring legal action against the company. Sayan felt the company was liable since his ale alcoholism was a result of his employment. He commended that drinking was a requirement of his job, and therefore alcoholism represented an occupational hazard. The management decided to form a committee to discuss the matter and recommend a course of action. The course of action should be such so as to prevent recurrence of such a situation.

Q1.

As the management decides this situation, it also has to appoint a replacement for Sayan. The management is exploring following options so that such a fiasco is not repeated:

A. Do not go to business schools. Hire an experienced sales manager from the market, and attract him or her by offering higher remuneration package.

B. State the requirements of job, including the necessity of social drinking, explicitly in the employment offer letter. A signed copy of the employment offer letter would indicate that the employee has accepted the terms of the employment with complete knowledge of job-details.

C. Social drinking does not imply that a person has to drink excessively. Therefore select only mature persons, those who are high in self-esteem, who do not give in to social pressures and who know how to exert self-control.

D. Provide guidance to all sales managers -both experienced as well as newly appointed-on how to behave during social occasions. This will be helpful to those who are otherwise moderate drinkers, but end up drinking beyond their capacity because of suggestions by peers and friends.

E. Test for the validity of claims of being moderate drinkers during the selection process itself. This will screen out persons who only claim to be drinkers but to obtain the job. From management's point of view, the options in the descending order of ease of implementation would be:

1. A + B, C, D + E

2. C + D, B + E, A + E

3. C + E, B + D, B + E

4. B + E, B + D, A + B

5. A + B, B + D, B + E

Q2.

Assuming that the management has no constraints in implementing changes in policy, the following possible recommendations can be made confidently about the company's recruitment and selection policy.

A. All that is required to sell the product is toentertain the purchase officers. The company should predominantly be hiring college graduates, that too those who know how to interact socially.

B. The firm would be better-off by hiring sales managers from the market rather than those fresh out of business schools.

C. The firm should have only one sales manager.The sales manager should know about the technical details of the product and its pricing and should have the authority to offer price discounts to clients. At the next level, the firm should have a team of sales representatives, who would be responsible for developing contacts and reporting back to the sales manager for follow-up.

D. The firm should have an intense induction period where the newly appointed employees are trained in managerial aspects of the job and provided training in social skills, including how to manage drinks.

E. People passing out of MBA colleges and without work-experience are as good as high school kids. The firm should avoid them at all costs as they would often end up as a liability to the firm.

The option that makes good business sense and represents the choices for the management in increasing order of alignment with respect to its policy of non-discrimination are:

1. A, B, C, E

2. A, C, B, D

3. A, E, C, D

4. A, C, E, D

5. A, B, E, D

Q3.

From Sayan's perspective, which option allows him to salvage his career prospects?

1. Make an offer to withdraw the case in return for a job back in the company.Thus the company would be saved from any protracted legal battle in the Indian legal system and Sayan would be gainfully employed.

2. Ask for a job in manufacturing since itdoes not involve drinking. He had proved his competence while being a sales manager, and he can prove his competence in manufacturing also.

3. Obtain documentation from the firm that highlights his performance and experience,abstain from legal action against the firm, have a settlement outside the legal system and take a job in a totally different company.

4. Obtain certificates from the company that reflect his performance on the job. Ask for help from the management in getting a job in the sister concern of the firm.

5. Proceed with the court case. There is a possibility of his winning a substantial compensation. After that he can start looking for a new job.

a)1 b)2 c)3 d)4

A deceptively easy one : 😃

When Mr. X visited his manufacturing unit after a gap of a few years, he found that his factory manager had at regular intervals disposed off the scrap and distributed the money among the workers. Mr. X sacked the factory manager and appointed a new one. Because of this action the workers went on strike. What will you do if you were in place of Mr. X?

1)Find out the reasons for the manager €™s misconduct. If they are found to be not in the interests of the company, explain the matter to the workers, and request them not to strike for illegitimate reasons.

2)Explain to the workers that such behaviour will not be tolerated in the company and the manager not reinstated. Promise to increase their pay to make up for the loss they may suffer in future.

3)Explain to the workers that the manager cannot be reinstated. Request them to return to normal work, and they would not be held accountable for the manager €™s conduct.

4)Find out the reasons for the manager €™s misconduct. If the reasons are found to be legitimate in the interests of the workers reinstate the manager on the condition that it will not be repeated.

5)Explain to the workers that legal proceedings would be initiated against the manager. The amounts they have received through unauthorised channels would be recovered from their wages or dues, and request them to return to normal work as the company cannot compromise on its values

Due to increased competition, Ginger Automobiles, the Indian subsidiary of Pepper Automobile Company (PAC) reported lower sales and profits. PAC expects its new model Limo, developed especially for value conscious customers of India and China, would revive its fortunes. In order to prevent customers from buying competing products, PAC announced the launch of Limo six months before schedule. Due to unrest in its Indian supplier's plant, deliveries of essential components for its main plant was hampered, and hence it decided to launch Limo in China only as per the original plan.Within a short span of time, Limo captured 30% market share in China, which was 200% higher than expected. Indian customers who had looked forward to purchasing Limo were becoming increasingly unhappy to the nonavailability of Limo in the India. Ginger's dealers were worried about loss of business from the customers who might switch to other cars.

Mr. Murugan from Chennai experienced the comfort of Limo during his visit to China. He was willing to deposit an approximate price of Limo tobuy the first available unit from Mr. Ahmed, a dealer in Chennai, known for fair dealing. Ginger Automobile is yet to announce the actual price,and the process for allocation of the vehicles. In order to maximise his cash flow, Mr. Ahmed should :

A. collect the amount from Mr. Murugan. Later when the delivery is delayed, blame it on PAC's problems.

B. collect 50% as advance and the remaining 50% after the confirmation of launch date byGinger Automobiles.

C. collect the amount Mr. Murugan is willing to deposit after clarifying that delivery is subject to the company policy.

D. not collect the amount, but suggest to Mr.Murugan to write to Ginger Automobiles.

E. collect the amount and transfer it to the account of Ginger Automobiles, instead of keeping it in his personal account.

You are Deputy general manager of a very reputed power company.Your quality engineer reports you about the poor quality of materials used in the construction of a boiler.He also reports you that both junior engineer and the contractor are equally responsible for the irregularities. But the contractor is of a reputed firm and has good political contacts also the junior engineer had awarded for his excellent work by the Director of the company recently and is the son-in-law of Deputy general manager.Being a Deputy General Manager you ?

(a)Will reassess the report and give a notice to the junior engineer and contractor both.

(b)Will suspend the junior engineer and file a complaint against him and reconcile with contractor as it will affect the work.

(c)Will discuss with the son-in-law and contractor about the report and suggest them not to pander in such activities.

(d)Will suspend the junior engineer and cancel all contracts with the contractor.At the same time try to snoop the case.Wait for higher authority to look into the matter.

You are Deputy general manager of a very reputed power company.Your quality engineer reports you about the poor quality of materials used in the construction of a boiler.He also reports you that both junior engineer and the contractor are equally responsible for the irregularities. But the contractor is of a reputed firm and has good political contacts also the junior engineer had awarded for his excellent work by the Director of the company recently and is the son-in-law of Deputy general manager.Being a Deputy General Manager you ?

(a)Will reassess the report and give a notice to the junior engineer and contractor both.

(b)Will suspend the junior engineer and file a complaint against him and reconcile with contractor as it will affect the work.

(c)Will discuss with the son-in-law and contractor about the report and suggest them not to pander in such activities.

(d)Will suspend the junior engineer and cancel all contracts with the contractor.At the same time try to snoop the case.Wait for higher authority to look into the matter.

Vivekananda Memorial Elocution Competition (VMEC) in Viswavijay Public School (VPS) has a history of forty years. Apart from the founder €™s day and annual day celebrations, it is the most important event of the school.In recent times, due to the increased popularity of reality shows on television channels, and for various other reasons, the elocution competition lost its appeal. Interest of both students and parents has been eroding over a period of time. To ensure sufficient audience, Mr. Ivan, Head of English Department, introduced choral recitation for junior section as a part of elocution competition. Three classes, each consisting of forty students, get short-listed for the final performance of choral singing on the day of VMEC. Most of the parents and family members of these students attend the function to encourage them. This initiative increased the number of people attending the elocution competition.Some teachers are unhappy with the emphasis given on the elocution competition, since they are expected to be present at the school on the day of competition, which normally happens on a weekend to accommodate the working parents. The teachers were not granted leave on the day of VMEC and they used to be unhappy regarding this aspect.

Q

Ms Shabina, the principal of VPS, is aware that some of her teachers are unhappy. She wants to be seen as fair and just. Which option is the best one that she should exercise?

A.introduce separate music and dance competitions in same format as the elocution competition.

B.appropriately compensate those teachers who volunteer to come for the extra day

C.appoint a committee of teachers, parents and management representatives to come up with possible suggestions within a deadline.

D.appoint a committee of teachers to come up with possible suggestions, and ensure that majority of committee members are staunch supporters of the current practices.

E.exercise the authority of the principal because she wants to retain all traditions.

Vivekananda Memorial Elocution Competition (VMEC) in Viswavijay Public School (VPS) has a history of forty years. Apart from the founder €™s day and annual day celebrations, it is the most important event of the school.In recent times, due to the increased popularity of reality shows on television channels, and for various other reasons, the elocution competition lost its appeal. Interest of both students and parents has been eroding over a period of time. To ensure sufficient audience, Mr. Ivan, Head of English Department, introduced choral recitation for junior section as a part of elocution competition. Three classes, each consisting of forty students, get short-listed for the final performance of choral singing on the day of VMEC. Most of the parents and family members of these students attend the function to encourage them. This initiative increased the number of people attending the elocution competition.Some teachers are unhappy with the emphasis given on the elocution competition, since they are expected to be present at the school on the day of competition, which normally happens on a weekend to accommodate the working parents. The teachers were not granted leave on the day of VMEC and they used to be unhappy regarding this aspect.

Q

Ms Shabina, the principal of VPS, is aware that some of her teachers are unhappy. She wants to be seen as fair and just. Which option is the best one that she should exercise?

A.introduce separate music and dance competitions in same format as the elocution competition.

B.appropriately compensate those teachers who volunteer to come for the extra day

C.appoint a committee of teachers, parents and management representatives to come up with possible suggestions within a deadline.

D.appoint a committee of teachers to come up with possible suggestions, and ensure that majority of committee members are staunch supporters of the current practices.

E.exercise the authority of the principal because she wants to retain all traditions.

number of solutions of mod([x] - 2x) = 4 where [] is GIF

mean of six positive integers is 15, median is 18, and the only mode of the integers is less than 18. the maximum possible value of largest of six integers is...

XAT's official answer key for last year's paper anyone?

XAT marks vs percentile?How much score needed for XLRI?Preparation strategy?How important is DM?How imp is essay writing and GK?Please answer all my questions in detail.

The sides of a rhombus ABCD measure 2 cm each
and the difference between two angles is 90° then the area
of the rhombus is:
(A) root(2) sq cm (B) 2 root(2) sq cm
(C) 3 root(2) sq cm (D) 4 root(2) sq cm

Largest falling digit number is 9876543210 and smallest number is 0. Find the number of such "falling digit numbers" in 5 digit numbers?

set A = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10} & set B = {6,7,8,9,10}

If A \$ B = {(A-B) union (B-A)} = {6,7,8,9,10}

If c is a subset of A then

B \$ C = {8}

Find the number of such subsets of A ?