Free DI and LR - 24 Practice Test - CAT 

Question 1

How many applications, totally, were postponed by one or more months in 2008?

A. 38
B. 41
C. 54
D. 62
E. 42


Solution : B

Since there are some applications pending in the first month, total number of applications postponed by one or more month = Total new- Total resolved = 118 – 77= 41. Answer is option (b)

Question 2

For a certain month, it so happened that applications received that month could not be resolved even in the next month. Which was the first month when that happened?

A. August
B. September
C. June
D. July
E. May


Solution : E

From the table, look in resolved CRNT where there are 0s 2 times consecutively. This happens in May. Answer is option (e)

Question 3

For how many months could not a single new application received in that month be completed within that month?

A. Nil
B. 1
C. 4
D. 3
E. 9


Solution : E

From the table, the months are MAR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEPT, OCT, NOV, DEC.. Total =9. Answer is option (e)

Question 4

How many applications were pending to be resolved at the beginning of October?

A. 32
B. 38
C. 37
D. 42
E. none of these


Solution : C

Number of applications unresolved at the end of September =13+14+10 =37. Option (c)

Question 5

How many applications in September are still not resolved in December?

A. 0
B. 6
C. 9
D. 11
E. 13


Solution : E

The question is about 3 month old applications which are pending in December. Answer is 13, option (e)

Question 6

Which was the first month in which all the applications received in that month went unresolved in that month?

A. May
B. March
C. July
D. October
E. none of these


Solution : B

From the table, look for the row, where 0 occurs for the first time in the column CRNT. It happens in March. Answer is option (b)

Question 7

In Melborne, no country has won lesser number of matches than England. Which of the following may not be correct?

A. England has won 4 matches in Sydney.
B. The difference between the matches won by Pakistan and India in Melbourne is 1
C. India has won 3 matches in Brisbane.
D. Australia has won 3 matches in Brisbane


Solution : C

The statement that
1) In Melborne, no country has won lesser number of matches than England ( from question 1)
Shows that TABLE-2 Holds and Melbourne is venue 3.
Australia is thus, team 1

Based on the statement that Pakistan wins maximum matches at Brisbane, Pakistan will be team 2 and Brisbane will be the 4’th venue. The table can be completed as follows

Question 8

Which of the following can never be correct?

A. Australia has won 1 match at Perth.
B. Pakistan has won 2 matches at Brisbane.
C. India has won 3 matches at Melbourne
D. England has won 4 matches at Sydney.


Solution : B


This is one of the true cases. Answer is option (b)

Question 9

Which of the following is correct?

A. England has won 3 matches more than Pakistan.
B. India has won 3 matches less than Australia.
C. Australia has won 5 matches less than Pakistan.
D. India has won 1 match less than England.


Solution : C

From the initial 2 tables, answer is option (c)

This is because wrong answer options in the remaining 3 questions can be eliminated using the table drawn up for the first question, as that is one of the true cases. This way, you will get the answers for the remaining three questions in the fastest way as option b, option c and option a

Question 10

Which two countries could have equal number of matches at Brisbane?

A. India and England
B. England and Pakistan
C. Australia and India
D. Pakistan and Australia


Solution : A

It can be India and England or Australia and England. From the options, answer is option (a)

Question 11

Which of the following teams could have won 3 matches in Perth?

A. Australia
B. England
C. India
D. Pakistan


Solution : D

Using the tables generated, the answer is Pakistan.