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IBA Admission Test | 2014-2015

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- Part I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Section I: Language & Communication 30 questions, 30 Marks Questions 1 to 5 Instruction: Choose the most appropriate word(s)/phrase to fill in the blank in the given sentence. 1. He thought so high of his power and capabilities that he considered himself to be
- The dog was soaked to the __ from the_____
- He passed himself______ as a rich and noble fellow.
- My friend just bought a new house with ________furniture included. ;
- He is ________ he sleeps almost all day long.
- The question was so confusing that he was totally ________
- Towering well above the sea level, the memorial
__was a beautiful site to look at.__ __I prayed that he would recover from__the depression from losing his father.- It is my earnest request
__that due considerations to be given to all the proposals in equality____, so that we might all have a fair chance.__ - Questions 11 to 15 Instructions: Answer the Questions based on the following article. Much of the information we have today about chimpanzees comes from the groundbreaking, long-term research of the great conservationist, Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall was born in London, England, on April 3, 1934. From an early age, Jane was fascinated by animals and animal stories. By the age of 10, she was talking about going to Africa! At the time, in the early 1940s, this was a radical idea because women did not go to Africa by themselves. When in school, a friend invited her to visit Kenya. She worked as a waitress until she had earned the fare to travel there by boat. She was 23 years old. Once in Kenya, she met Dr. Louis Leakey, a famous paleontologist and anthropologist. He was impressed with her thorough knowledge of Africa and its wildlife, and hired her to assist him on a fossil-hunting expedition to Olduvai Gorge. Later, Dr. Leakey and Jane began planning a study of a group of chimpanzees who were living on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kenya. In July of 1960, Jane arrived at Gombe National Park in what was then called Tanganyika and is now called Tanzania. Jane expressed her interest in the idea of studying animals by living in the wild with them, rather than studying dead animals through paleontology. She had to face many challenges as she began her work. The chimpanzees did not accept her right away, and it took months for them to get used to her presence in their territory. But she was very patient and remained focused on her goal. Little by little, she was able to enter their world. At first, she was able to watch the chimpanzees only from a great distance, using binoculars. As time passed, she was able to move her observation point closer to them while still using camouflage. Eventually, she was able to sit among them, touching, patting, and even feeding them. It was an amazing accomplishment for Jane, and a breakthrough in the study of animals in the wild. Jane named all of the chimpanzees that she studied; stating in her journals that she felt they each had a unique personality. The study started by Jane Goodall in 1960 is now the longest field study of any animal species in their natural habitat. Research continues to this day in Gombe and is conducted by a team of trained Tanzanians. 11. Synonym for the word "camouflage" as used in line 18 is:
- Jane wanted to go to Africa because.
- What mainly made Jane's work different from those of others is:
- It took time for the chimpanzees to accept Jane because:
- The main objective of the passage is to:
- Questions 15 to 17 instruction: Identify the sentence(s) that is/are showing the correct use of the given word in bold. 16. Ingratiation (i) The dependent was an
__ingrate__to not acknowledge his patron's favour. (ii) It was infuriating to see such__ingratiation__just when his promotion was due. (iii) People promise impossible things to__ingratiate__themselves with voters at the time of election. - Cower (i) Physical and mental abuses that make students
__cower__are unacceptable in schools nowadays. (ii) You cannot__cower__me into agreeing with you. (iii)__Cowards__'die' many times before their death. - Skewer (i) There is something very warm and comforting about eating roasted marshmallows in
__skewers__in winter. (ii) It is easier to get away with__skewering__the political characters through satirical comic strips. (iii) It is unfortunate that when the time came, being in power he had__skewed__the rules in his favour. - Questions 18 to 20 instruction: Choose the most appropriate word marked (A) to (E) to fill in the blank in each sentence-All the words are given in their basic form (e.g. for the word: DELUDE, the blank may be filled with deluding, deluded; etc.) You are allowed to use a word ONLY ONCE. (A) delude (B) intimate (C) impose E (D) allude (E) insinuate 19. If a team fails to perform, it is unacceptable that any member would point fingers or even__another member for the lapse. It totally goes against team spirit!
- When you are presenting the proposal, do not_______to the core sales pitch, just go straight to the point!
- I warned the players not to underestimate the strength of the opponent teams and ___ themselves into believing that the trophy would be theirs.
- Questions 21 to 24 instruction: Select the word that best expresses the exact opposite meaning of the underlined word in each sentence. It took guts for her to disobey a
__blatant__order! - The father was
__livid__when he was called by the Principal as his son had been into yet another fight in school. - The institution
__appropriated__a large sum of money for research work. - You have made that error many times now! I am beginning to think you are deliberately being
__obtuse__. - Questions 25 to 29 instruction: Underlined parts of the following sentence may contain error(s) in grammar, diction, usage or idiom. Choose the underlined portion that is incorrect. If there is no error, select (E) 26. You cannot (A)
__keep__(B)__putting__of for tomorrow (C)__what__you (D)__can__do today. No Error - The boy(A)
__who used to be__my roommate (B)__at college__(C)__has called me up__(D)__for the last few__days.No Error - He (A)
__was__(B)__living off__the (C)__paltry inheritance__his father (D)__had left behind__. No Error - She (A)
__is always__so busy (B)__singing, dancing, and to party around__, that she (C)__is hardly left__with (D)__any time for__serious affairs in life. No Error - (A)
__Being seen__the movie before, she (B)__was not__(C)__much interested__(D)__in watching__it a second time. No Error - Section II: Mathematics 30 x1 = 30 marks: One-fourth of a number is equal to two-fifth of another number. If 50 is added to the larger number, it becomes two times the second number. What is the smaller number?
- The average of the ages of a man and his son is 35 years. After 10 years, the ratio of their ages will be 2:1. What is the son's present age in years?
- For an item the profit is 40% when the discount is 30%.What is the profit when the discount is 40%?
- If x, y and z are positive integers such that when x is divided by y, the remainder is z and when x is divided by z, the remainder is (y - 2), then which of the following must be true?
- Two containers, x and y of the same capacity, are each 4/5 full of water. If 4 litres of water from container x is added to container y, the ratio of water in the two containers becomes 2:3. What is the capacity of container x?
- Arif contributed 2/3 of his salary to a charity, which is half the salary of Babu. Babu contributed 3/4 of his salary to the same charity, which is twice the salary of Malek. Malek contributed 1/4 of his salary to the charity. If Babu's salary is Tk. 20,000, what was the total contribution to the charity?
- Bashir bought an ordinary mobile and a cover for Tk, 2000. Malek bought a smartphone and the same cover for Tk. 2000 more than what Bashir had paid. The price of the cover was one tenth of the combined cost of the two mobiles. What was the cost of the ordinary mobile?
- In the figure, AD is parallel to BC. BC = 12 cm and AD = 3 cm. If AE = 2 cm, what isthe length of EC in cm?
- If x and y are positive integers and 1/X+ 1/y = 1/9, what is the difference between the maximum and minimum value of x?
- If | x-1| > 2. which of the following must be true? I. [x]> 3 II.x
^{2}>9 III. X> 3 - If # is an operator such that (4 #2 = 14) and (2 #3 = 6), what will be the value of (5 # 2)?
- Arif can do a work in 12 hours. Arif finished two-thirds of the work and the remaining portion of the work was done by Babu, whose rate of working is just 20% of what Arif can do. How long did it take Babu to finish the remaining work in hours?
- Arif has x marbles of which 20% are black and 80% are red. Babu has y marbles of which 40% are black and 60% are green. Dipu has z marbles of which 50% are black and 50% are blue. If 25% of the total marbles they have are black, what is x?
- An integer x, when divided by 4 or 6, results in a remainder of 1. Which of the following cannot be a remainder when the same number is divided by 9?
- A club has equal number of male and female members. On a certain day, two thirds of the members were absent. Of the members present, one third was male. What is the ratio of male and female who were not present on that day?
- If x > z and y < - 2, where z is a positive integer, then which of the following must be true?
- Kalam takes 2 days more than what Zakir takes to produce x chairs. They work together for 6 days and produce 24x chairs. How many days will it take Kalam to produce 2x chairs?
- A piece of wood measuring 3cm x 3cm x 2cm is divided into 18 square shaped cubes of identical shape. What is the total surface area of all the identical cubes (in cm')?
- If x and y are integers and - 2
- The quantity 2°573' will end in how many zeroes?
- If x> y > 1, which of the following must be greater than x?
- If x men can do a work in y days, how many days will it take (x + z) men to do the same work?
- If x is a positive even integer and y is a positive odd integer, which of the following will be even?
- In a particular course, Arif appeared in 10 quizzes. The average of his best 9 quizzes is 10% more than the average of all the quizzes he attended. The total marks obtained in best 9 quizzes is what percent of the total marks obtained in 10 courses?
- A customer came to a shop and asked the shop manager to give a 20% discount on listed price of a pen. Moreover, for every 10 pens purchased he wanted two pens free of cost. The manager agreed to the customer's demand because he could still make a profit of 20% on cost price. If the cost price of a pen is x, what was the list price of the pen?
- ABCD is a rectangle. ∠ZXD = 30° and ∠AZY = 80°, Find ∠ZYB.

- Questions 57 to 60 instruction: Each problem consists of a question followed by (wo statements. Decide whether the data in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Select your answer according to whether: (A) statement (1) alone is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question (B) statement (2) alone is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question (C) both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient (D) each statement alone is sufficient (E) statements (1) and (2) together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question 57. If xy 0? (1)x
- In 2013, Asif's salary was Tk. 20,000 (2) In 2013, Asif's salary was 20% greater than it was in 2012, and in 2014, Asifs salary was 30% greater than it was in 2012.
- If Arif, Babu and Kamal have a total of Tk. 78, how much money does Babu have? (1) Kamal has twice as much as Babu has and 1/2 as much as Arif has. (2) If Kamal gives all his money to Babu, then the ratio of amounts in Arif and Babu's possession will be 4:3.
- Dipu is 15 years older than his brother Enam. How old is Dipu? (1) Twenty years ago, Dipu's age was twice that of Enam. (2) Ten years later, Enam's age will be % that of Dipu.
- Section III: Analytical Ability 15x1 = 15 marks 61. The major goal of physical education programs in schools is to help all children becomephysically fit. But only a small proportion of children ever participate in team sports. Moreover, team sports usually do less to encourage fitness in participants than do physical education programs that focus directly on aerobic exercise. The considerations above, if true, could be used most effectively to argue against:
- Ergot is a fungus that can infest the seed heads of any grain crop but is common only on rye. Ergot contains chemicals poisonous to humans. Rye was introduced in Europe in the Middle Ages as a crop for land too poor and damp for wheat to grow well. Thus, rye tended to be the staple of the poorer peasants. Which of the following hypotheses is best supported by the information above?
- A dog hears higher pitches than what a human hears; a cat has a greater capacity to see indim light than a human normally has; a platypus picks up weak electric signals to which a human is normally insensitive. Which of the following conclusions can be properly drawn from the statements above?
- X melts at a higher temperature than P melts. Y melts at a lower temperature than P melts, but at a higher temperature than Q melts. If the statements above are true, it can be concluded with certainty that S melts at a higher, temperature than Y melts, if one knows in addition that
- MODULE 7 REAL QUESTIONS Questions 65 to 69: The owner of a music store is planning a window display of five products. Three are to be CDs selected from K, L, M, N and O and two are to be DVDs selected from R, S, T and U. The display items are to be selected according to the following conditions: If K is displayed, U must be displayed. M cannot be displayed unless both L and R are also displayed. If N is displayed, O must be displayed, and if O is displayed, N must be displayed. If S is displayed, neither T nor U can be displayed. 65. Which of the following is an acceptable display?
- If K and T are the first two display items to be selected, how many acceptable groups of items are there that would complete the display?
- If T and U are displayed, which of the following must also be displayed?
- If N, and 0 are not displayed, all of the following must be displayed EXCEPT
- If M is selected, the owner has the freedom to choose how many items?
- Questions 70 to 75: A man has to plant exactly four varieties of flowers in a flower bed in his garden, one variety in each of the four rows, in an ascending order of height from the first row to the fourth row. The seven varieties available to the man, in ascending order of height, are red begonias, pink petunias, orange marigolds, red geraniums, white snapdragons, yellow zinnias and pink cosmos. The following restrictions on color arrangements apply: No two varieties of the same color can be planted. Orange flowers cannot be planted in a row immediately adjacent to a row of yellow flowers. 70. Which of the following is a color arrangement, from first row to fourth row, that the man can select for the flower bed?
- If the man plants the geraniums in the third row and the snapdragons in the fourth row, then which of the following must also be planted?
- If the man plants the zinnias in the third row, then which of the following can be planted in the second row?
- Flowers of which of the following colors CANNOT be planted in the third row?
- If the man plants the begonias and the petunias, then which of the following must also be planted?
- If the man does not plant any red flowers, then the total number of acceptable arrangements of the flower garden is