IBA Previous Year Questions

IBA Admission Test | 2012-2013

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**Section I: Language & Communication**Instruction: Choose the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to fill in the blanks in the following sentences. 1. There is no need to be ______ you should _____.- As the house was uninhabited for quite a while it was ____________ with pests when the new tenants went in to take a look.
- Urbanization is unstoppable; it should only be ________ consistent with the availability of______ .
- Because of the career breaks she has taken on account of her personal situations and also the training opportunities that she missed out on she has reached ____ in her career quite early on compared to her contemporaries.
- How arrogant you must be to think that you can win the election just like that! You need to _________ a plan and you need people to execute it.
- The Senior Manager was angry at being taken for a junior level executive. He was _____ .
- The Senior Manager was angry at being taken for a junior level executive. He felt_____
- The opposing team was eager to refute the debaters' points. It was hard to ________.
- Please leave out unnecessary details and _____
Instruction: In which one or more of the following sentences in each set the underlined word is being used correctly. (i) It is animal nature to__For the next 6 questions____horde__food for the winter. (ii) This is the time of the year when the roads are crowded as__hordes__of tourists roam the area. (iii) You have no excuse for your accident. Have you not seen the__hoarding__cautioning passers-by of the construction of the building?- (i) The shoppers thronged the malls every day before the Bid as shops displayed their latest collections. (ii) The speaker will need a megaphone to address the vast throng of sit-in demonstrators that have gathered today (iii) This throng of business requires hiring a multitude of employees fast!
- (i) I do believe my idea was well accepted since it was
__seconded__by the chairperson. (ii) She was ranked__second:__her performance was absolutely unparalleled. (iii) The competition was at its peak as only a few__seconds__ - (i) If you cannot
__dissolve__the problem please let us look into it. Ans E (ii) The Parliament was__dissolved__prior to the General Election. (iii) The granules quickly__dissolved__in oil whereas they remained solid in water. - (i) The girl showed great
__resolve__as she persevered through hard times. (ii) Through a third party's mediation the matter was quickly__resolved__between them. (iii) I have__resolved__to pay more attention in class. - (i) The artist gave a
__moving__rendition of the musical piece. (ii) As he receives more training his position is constantly__move__away from victory. Instruction: Select the word that best expresses the underlined word in each sentence. 16. A new recruit must be given time to get__For the next 3 questions____internalized with__the organization's culture.- It is indeed a shame for an academic institution acclaimed as one that is top notch and change-driven when its students give an
__appalling__performance in front of a crowd. - Your behavior is reproachable as you are
__vilifying__him without a shred of fact! - For the next 4 questions Instruction: Choose the most appropriate SYNONYM to the word in capital letters. CULMINATE:
- TANTAMOUNT:
- SUPPLE:
- ARDOR:
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). The animals (A)__Questions 23 to 25____who__were (B)__chosen (C)to present__the political parties (D)__were created__by a famous cartoonist.__No Error__- I hate
__that____kind of a person__who__distracts__me during important__discussions.____No Error__(A)**(B)**(C)**(D)**(E) __On the contrary____will__find that Arif is__better__qualified than__him__for the position of (A) (B) (C) (D) analyst at the office.__No Error__(E)Instruction: Read the following passage and select the best answer for each of the questions. More children as well as adults get their vaccinations when the shots are coordinated and given by nurses instead of doctors a new research suggests According to the researcher "The family physician has all of the responsibility to look after the patient and so a child with cholera for example comes in and the physician's first concern is the test for cholera bacteria medical checkup and pretty soon the time for the visit is up. But for a nurse in the primary care setting vaccinations and other preventive care might be the first thing they're responsible for." The researchers found that changing who performs vaccinations was one of the most successful vaccination-promoting strategies apart from with calls and texts to the general populace reminding them about the shots. The objective of tile article is:__Questions 26 to 30__- Which of the following if true would most undermine the effectiveness of the vaccination promotion approach using nurses instead of doctors?
- The phrase "general populace" in the last line means:
- Which of the following best reflects the main premise of the article?
- Reference to "cholera" has been made in the article in order to:
**Section II: Mathematics 30 questions 30 Marks****Instruction:**Figures are not drawn to scale. The ratio of Kalam's salary to Bashir's salary is 3:2. The ratio of Bashir's salary to Imran's salary is 3:1. What is the ratio of Kalam's salary to Imran's salary?- If x is an integer such that 2x — 5 £ 16 and 5x — 7 > 26 then which of the following must be true?
- A triangle has a perimeter 13. The two shorter sides have integer lengths equal to x and x + 1. Which of the following could be the length of the other side?
- If x and y are both positive integers and xy=156 what is the smallest possible value of x — y?
- The average of two numbers is 2x+1. If one of the numbers is x— 2 then the other number is-
- If n > 0 which of the following must be true?
- The arithmetic mean of 3x - 8 and another number is 5x. The arithmetic mean of the other number and 3x is-
- Hundred and twenty chocolates were equally distributed among the students present in the class. If there were 4 more students each of them would have received one chocolate less. How many students were present In the class?
- If a + b — c = d and a — b + c = e then which of the following represents the value of a?
- In the diagram XB is parallel to YD AC = CD L XAC = 130° and L ADB = 90°. Calculate A.
- If Φ is a function such that xΦy = (x - y)
^{2}then what will be the value of [xΦ(x— y)] Φ [yΦ(y-x)] - In what ratio should a 20% sugar solution (sugar + water) be mixed with a 50% sugar solution so that the resultant solution has 40% sugar in it?
- A ship with a faulty engine sailed for only 7 hours over a period of 2 days and covered a distance of 59 km. Its average speed on the first day was 5 km per hour slower than that on the second day. But it sailed 3 hours longer on the first day than that on the second day. What was its average speed on the second day?
- A certain integer n when divided by 5 yields a remainder of 4. Which of these cannot be an integer?
- A trader purchased a box of apple at the rate of 90 taka per kg. It was found that 1/4 of the apples were already rotten. What must be the selling price of the apples per kg (in taka) so that the trader does not make any loss or profit?
- When the integer n is divided by 3 the quotient is p and the remainder is 1. When p is divided by 5 the quotient is q and the remainder is 2. What will be the remainder when n is divided by 5?
- If 4x — 3y = 24 then what is the value of 2y — 8(x/ 3) ?
- A hospital treats 4 patients in the first hour 8 patients in the second hour 12 patients in the third hour and so on. [patients treated at nth hour is 4 more than the patients treated in (n-1) th hour. How many hours will it require to treat a total of 84 patients?
- In the figure AB is the diameter of the circle. Given that ∠BAC = 40° calculate ∠ADC.
- Anwar has thrice as much marbles as Babu has. If Anwar gives 6 marbles to Babu then the ratio of marbles possessed by Anwar and Babu becomes 5:3. How many marbles does Anwar have?
- Ifx=y=z/3 and xyz=384 then x=?
- A trader purchases blue paint and yellow paint at a price of Tk. 110 and Tk. 100 per litter respectively. He mixes blue and yellow paint at a ratio of 1:2 to make a certain paint of green color. He sells the green paint at a price of Tk. 120 per litter. If the trader makes a profit of Tk. 2000 how much yellow paint (in kgs) did he use in the mixture?
- If x and y are positive integers and x — y =
**7**which of the following can be the value of x + y? - A notation # is defined as a # b= 4a
^{2}+4b^{2}+8ab for all non-negative integers. What is the value of (x+y)+ 6 when x#y = 144? (I) 1 (II) 6 (III) 12 - The difference of two numbers equals 60% of the smaller number. What is the ratio of the bigger number to the smaller number?
- Which of the following describes the relationship between A and B as shown in the pairs of numbers
**(A.B) =**(2 5) (3 10) (4 17) (5 26))? - It takes 24 hours for 10 men to make 15 Christmas cakes. How many cakes can be made if 8 men work for 36 hours?
- A rectangle having an area of 56 cm
^{2}is formed when one side of a square is decreased by 5 cm and another side of the same square is increased by 5 cm. What is the perimeter of the original square (in cm)? - X Y and 2 share Tk. 1800 in such a way that X has 2.5 times as much as Y and Y has 4 times as much as Z. How much money (in taka) does Z receive?
- In the figure AB = BC = CD and ∠DCE = 105°. Calculate ∠CAB.
**Section III: Analytical Ability****15 Questions; 15 Marks**In mammals it is the secondary palate that permits breathing while eating. Clearly breathing while eating is necessary to maintain the high rate of metabolism of mammals. The author's assertion would be most weakened by the discovery of a mammalian species that had a:- The world's annual food production slightly exceeds the amount of food required to provide a minimally adequate diet for the world's population. To predict that insufficient food production will cause a hunger crisis in the future is nonsense. Any hunger crisis will result from a distribution problem rather than a production problem. The statement above assumes which of the following?
- Jamil : "Because he is a superb athlete Bashar is qualified for admission to the Hall of Fame." Sonia : "But because Bashar has used illegal drugs he is a poor role model for young people. Therefore Bashar should not be admitted to the Hall of Fame." Sonia's conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions?
Recently concluded Hay Festival in the Bangla Academy held two discussion sessions. The discussion leader of the festival was selecting two groups of books — Group 1 and Group 2 —for the sessions. She was choosing from seven books — T U V W X Y and Z. Group 1 would contain four of the books and Group 2 would contain the other three books. The leader must select the books for each group according to the following restrictions:__Questions 64 to 66__- T cannot be in the same group as U.
- If X was in Group 2 Z must also be in Group 2.
- If Z was in Group 1 W must also be in Group 1.

- If Z was in Group 1 which of the following must have been true?
- If X was in Group 2 which of the following must have been true?
- If Jigatala is stop four which of the following must be the stop immediately before Lichubagan?
- If Gendaria is stop two which of the following must be the stop immediately before Hatirpool?
- If a passenger gets on the bus at Khilgaon rides past one of the stops and gets off at Lichubagan which of the following must be true?
__Questions____70 to 75__Two male singers Peer and Shaer; two female singers Rina and Vina; two male dancers Tapu and Wahed; and two female dancers Queen and Usha are the eight entertainers who are to perform at the Bengal Theater on a certain night. Each entertainer is to perform alone and only once that night. The entertainer may perform in any order that conforms to the following restrictions:- The performances by singers and the performances by the dancers must alternate throughout the evening.
- The first performance that evening must be by a female entertainer and the second performance by a male entertainer.
- The final performance must be by a male singer.

- If Usha is to perform seventh which of the following must perform first?
- If Peer is to perform eighth which of the following must perform second?
- If Tapu is to perform third Wahed must perform:
- If Queen is to perform third Vina fourth and Wahed fifth which of the following must perform sixth?
- Which of the following could be the first of the entertainers to perform?