IBA Previous Year Questions

IBA Admission Test | 2011-2012

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**Section I: Language****30 Questions 30 marks****Question 1 to 6****Instruction: Select the correct word(s) for filling up the blank in each sentence.**Before submitting the proposal I will for a final review.- Rafi please don't get____about something so trivial. It just isn't worth it !
- He had___ the law just last week for unruly behavior. If I were him I would be more careful
- Mutual mistrust has _____ countries of the region from building multiple connectivity.
- Globalization has led to the contradictory trends of________ trading partners and the simultaneous _____of societies.
- There is a huge demand especially in these_____________ markets to grasp opportunity out of the chaos but it's really about the management controls that are in place to allow that to happen in a _______ manner.
__For the next 3 questions__Instruction: Choose the most appropriate**ANTONYM**to the word in capital letters PENSIVE- PAUCITY
- CONCORD
__For the next 3 questions/u>__**Instruction: Choose the most appropriate SYNONYM to the word in capital letters.****MANIFEST****BLIGHT****PROFUSION**__For the next 3 questions__**Instruction: A related pair of words in capital letters is**followed by five**pairs of words. Select the**pair of words that best**expresses a relationship similar to****that**expressed in the**original pair of**words.**INTEREST: FASCINATION**- CIRCLE: SPHERE.
- TOXIC: HARMFUL
__For the next 5 questions__**Instruction:**Read the following passage and select the best answer for each of the question that follows. Rock and sea salt is no different from ordinary table salt despite claims it is natural and more healthy say consumer groups. Producers dispute the report saying it does not give the full picture. Eating a diet high in salt is linked with high blood pressure a risk factor for stroke heart failure and heart disease. The research analyzed the chemical content of several gourmet brands of sea and rock salt and compared this with ordinary table salt. They say all contain almost equal proportions of sodium chloride and are equally damaging to health in large quantities. The lead researcher stated "The most important message is that you don't need to add a chemical (sodium chloride) to your food. Food without salt tastes much better. There's quite enough already present in fruit vegetables meat and fish." The report says brands claiming some salts are more natural and contain essential minerals are confusing the public. An online survey of 1 358 consumers found around one in three admitted thinking that rock and sea salts were healthier than table salt. Salt producers disputed the research. According to them "This report is not giving a full picture by not going into the other things in either sea salt or the additives in table salt. Table salt is a highly refined processed white substance that's devoid of nutrients." The main objective of the article is:- The last line of the second paragraph refers to an online survey.
- The argument presented by salt producers against the consumer groups' research is based on:
- Which of the following
__if true__would most strengthen the consumer groups claim? - Which of the following if true would most strengthen the salt producers' claim?
__For the next 2 questions/u>____Instruction: Identify the pair of words to replace the underlined pair of words that will change the Meaning of the sentence to the opposite of what is originally conveyed. A group____protested__the depiction of their country's map which they say is an__inaccurate__representation of the borders- The new edict is intended to
__encourage__reconciliation while creating a sense of__solidarity__ - For the next 3 questions Instruction: For each question choose the alternative where the prefix or suffix (that is given in all Capital has not been properly used.
**DIS** **NON****EN****UN**__Questions 27 to 30__**Instruction: Underlined parts of the following sentences may contain error(s) in grammar diction usage or idiom. Choose the underlined portion that is incorrect. If there is no error then select (E).**__(A)Above all__cooperation and (B)__good relations__among the region's countries (C)__are a must__for the**South**Asia everyone (D)__dreams.__(E)No Error.**Both lawyers (A)**dispute.__interpreted__the law (B)__differently__(C)__and__they needed a judge to settle (D)__its____(E)No Error.__- As a (A)
__young adult.__I want to travel to learn and in some (B)__indescribable way__(C)__to make__a difference in the world around me. (D)__No Error__ - . Your argument is (A)
__no different (B)____from__(C)__the last speaker__who also (D)__opposes__this timely legislation.__(E)No Error.__ - Section II: Mathematics 30 Questions 30 Marks Instructions: DO NOT USE A CALCULATOR. Figures are not drawn to scale. A 112 meter rope is cut into three pieces with each piece twice as long as the previous one. How long is the longest piece?
- A company has 3 600 employees of which 1/3 are clerks. If the clerical staff is reduced by 1/3 what percent of the total number of remaining employees would be clerical staff?
- If m is an even integer and n is an integer (either odd or even) then which of the following will always be even? I.. m
^{2}+ n^{2}+ n II. (m - n) x (n + 1) III. m^{2}- n^{2}+ 1 - An amount of money is to be distributed among P Q and R in the ratio of 6:19:7 respectively. If R gives Tk. 200 of his share to Q. the ratio among P Q and R becomes 3:10:3 respectively. What was the total amount in taka?
- A lady went shopping and bought one red bag and 15 black bags. The cost of the red bag was 3 times the average cost of a black bag. If she had spent a total of Taka x for the bags what was the cost of the red bag (in terms of x)
- If a < b. which of the following must be positive?
- Alam can do a job in 3 hours.
**BIPU**can do the same work in 20% lesser time but he charges 30% per hour more than Alam does. Alam works for 1 hour and the rest is completed by Bipu. If Alam receives Tk. 100 how much did Bipu receive? - In the figure 0 is the centre of the circle AB is parallel to DC and ∠AOD = 58°. Find ∠ABC.
- Last year Mrs. Shahana received Tk. 160 in dividends on her shares in Company X stock. If she had 15 more shares of the stock last year she would have received Tk. 25 more in total dividends. How many shares of the stock did she have last year?
- X and Y are positive integers. If 5X is the square of a number and 75XY is the cube of another number what is the smallest value for X + Y?
- An employee can choose one of two methods of annual payment - either an annual salary of Tk. 35 000 with no commission or an annual salary of Tk. 10 000 plus a 20% commission on her annual sales. What must be her total annual sales to get the same annual payment in either method?
- If the product of 6 integers is negative at most how many of the integers can be negative?
- A company rents parking spaces at the rate of Tk. 100 per week or Tk. 300 per month. How much does a person save in a year (in Taka) by renting by month rather than by week?
- A CD player and a DVD player have the same price. If the price of the CD player goes up by 10% and that of the DVD player is decreased by 5% how much more will it cost to buy 5 CD players and 5 DVD players?
- A store has five shelves and the average weekly sale of the store is Tk. 30 000. Shelf 1 accounted for 1/4 of the store's average weekly sales and stores 2 and 3 each accounted for 2/3 as much as shelf 1. If shelf 4 alone accounted for as much as shelf 1 then which of the following could have been the average weekly sales of shelf 5 for the store?
- If y = (3x-6)/x then for what values of x y will always be positive?
- There are two examination rooms A and B. If 10 students are sent from A to B the number of students in each room becomes the same. If 20 candidates are sent from B to A the number of students in A becomes double the number of students in B. What is the number of students in room A?
- Given a = x/12 and b = y/27 if a > b which of the following must be true?
- The shaded portion of the rectangle represents a flower bed. If the area of the flower bed is 12 square meters and x = y + 2 then z equals:
- Anwar is 3 times as old as Babu. In 13 years Anwar will be 1 year younger than twice Babu's age. How old is Anwar now?
- In a recent survey among 362 BBA students of IBA 281 students responded that they watch IPL or English Premier League or both. If 97 of these students do not watch IPL and a total of 204 students watch English Premier League how many of these students watch both?
- If a b and c are three sides of a right angled triangle which of the following statements cannot be -true?
- A small square area inside a larger square is shaded. The diagonal of the larger square is three times the diagonal of the smaller square in length. What fraction of the area of the larger square is not shaded?
- The price of sugar has increased by 32%. A family reduces its consumption so that the expenditure of sugar is up by 10% only. If the total consumption of sugar before the price rise was 10 kg per month what is the current consumption of sugar per month (in kg)?
- If 5 > x > 2 and 7 < y < 10 which of the following expression must be positive?
- In Hotel Sea View the daily rate for an economic room which can accommodate a maximum of four people is Taka 800 for one person and Taka X for each additional person. If 3 friends take the room for one day and each pays Taka. 450 for the room what is the value of X?
- The population of City X is 40% percent of the population of City Y. The population of City X is what percent of the total population of city X and City y together?
- x = y - (50/y) where x and y are both positive numbers. If the value of y is doubled the value of x will
- The ratio of marbles owned by X and Y is 8:3. If X gives 8 marbles to Y the ratio becomes 6:5. How many marbles does X have?
- The side AB of triangle ABC is divided at D in the ratio 3:4. DE is parallel to BC and DF is parallel to AC. DE= 15 cm and DF = 16cm. Find the length of AC in cm.
**Section III: Analytical**__Ability__15 Questions; 15 MarksExactly six__Questions 61 to 63__**RAB**officers — S T U X Y and Z — take turns watching a suspect. To minimize the chance that the suspect will observe them or will escape their surveillance the officers will operate according to the following conditions: There must be exactly two officers watching the suspect at all times. Whenever the suspect travels by car either U or X must be one of the two officers watching but U and X cannot take a turn together. Whenever the suspect travels by train either Tor Z must be one of the two officers watching but T and Z cannot take a turn together. If Z is one of the officers watching the suspect S must be the other officer watching the suspect. S and X cannot take a turn together watching the suspect If Y is one of the officers watching the suspect which of the following cannot be the other officer watching the suspect?- If the suspect is traveling by car which of the following is a pair of officers who could be watching?
- If a pair of officers was watching while the suspect traveled by car and the same pair of officers continued watching after the suspect began to travel by train one member of that pair of officers must have been
The students of__Ouestions 64 to 69__**IBA debating club will publish three**Magazines in 2012 - one each in January April and August. Seven**students namely - Arshad. Behroz Dipu**Emon Faruk Rashed and Sakib -have each submitted**one or more articles.****Each of the seven students will have at least one article published but some may have more**than one article**published. The following restrictions apply to the publication of their articles:****Each of the magazines must contain at least two articles.****An article by Rashed cannot be published in**a magazine that contains an article by Sakib.**If an article by Arshad appears in a magazine then***an*article by Behroz must also appear in that

**appears in a magazine then an article by Rashed must appear in the immediately preceding magazine.****No author may publish in each of two consecutively published magazines or twice in the same**magazine. If the January publication consists exclusively of articles by Arshad and Behroz then the April publication can consist exclusively of articles by which of the following groups of authors?- Which of the following aulhors cannot contribute to the magazine published in January?
- II the January publication consists exclusively of articles by Behroz Dipu and Sakib then the August publication must contain an article by which of the following authors?
**If the August publication consists exclusively of articles by Behroz Dipu and Emon then the April publication must have consisted of articles by which of the following groups or authors?**- Articles by which group if published in January will result in only one valid combination for the April issue?
**The magazine published in January can consist exclusively of articles by which of the following groups of authors?**The Gulshan Gallery owner is preparing to exhibit a sample of an artist's painting and sculpture. The artist has submitted one large sculpture one small sculpture two large paintings and three swan paintings. The gallery owner plans to show at least three but no more than five works selected according to the following conditions:__Questions 70 to 75__- At least one sculpture must be selected.
- At least one large work must be selected.
- The three large works cannot all be selected.
- The four small works cannot all be selected.
- If the small sculpture is selected at least one small painting must also be selected.

- If the small sculpture and one of the large paintings are selected an acceptable exhibit-can be made by the addition of each of the following selections EXCEPT
- If both sculptures are selected an acceptable exhibit can be made by the addition of each of the following selections EXCEPT
- If five works are selected for the exhibit which of the following must be true?
- If the only sculpture selected for the exhibit is the large sculpture which of the following must be true?
- If three small paintings are selected for the exhibit which of the following must also be selected?