IBA Previous Year Questions

IBA Admission Test | 2016-2017

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- PART I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCOs) Section I: English Language 30 Questions: 30 Marks Questions 1 to 6: Instructions: Select the correct word(s) for filling up the blank. It's getting cold in the northern region. If you're going to travel to the region, you____ a few warm clothes with you.
- By and large, the Minister has _____the kind of domain experts who are needed to frame complex reforms of this sort. Instead, he has relied extensively on bureaucrats.
- Emergency measures are an absolute necessity right now because the level of human right violations that we are seeing is too___
- Fearing a complete sell-out, we went to the movie theater so early that we found none___ the ticket counter.
- If you ___ your work before I returned, I would have let you play.
- It would be difficult for one so____ to be led to believe that all men are equal and that we must disregard race, color and creed.
- Find the odd word from the alternatives.
- Find the odd word from the alternatives.
- Find the odd word from the alternatives.
- Questions 10 to 15 Instructions: Underlined parts of the following sentences may contain error(s). Choose the underlined portion that contains such error(s). If there is no error, select (E). At a very
__crucial__(A) time in our company, the head__laid__(B)__of__(C) a few key employees on flimsy grounds. No Error(D). - Please do not blame me!
__have__(A)__repeated__(B) the information__again__(C) for his benefit. No Error(E). - We have
__to be__(A)__on__(B) time for this program; so I suggested that he__be ready__(C) 30 minutes before 5 pm. No Error(D). - I
__don't__(A) care__who__(B) you invite__as long as__(C) you do it on time! No Error(D). __A__(A) panel of students__choose__(B) the representatives__they wish__(C) to send to the employers' forum. No Error(D).- I fail
__to understand__(A) why__you are__(B) seeking my council after you__had ignored__(C) my advice last week. No Error(D). - From the following list, identify the incorrect set of words. If there is none, choose (E).
- From the following list, identify the incorrect set of words. If there is none, choose (E).
- Questions 18-21: Instructions: Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word (from A to E). You are allowed to use each word ONLY ONCE We do have a dichotomous attitude towards the elderly; if their advice suits us, we value their experience that comes with age; if it doesn't, we accuse them of a __ mind!
- From my experience of working abroad, I have seen that most Asians are taken aback at western ___ in stating their opinions.
- She must have been in a hurry for she left me the most unclear ____ message on a post it!
- 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.
- Questions 22-24 Instructions: Identify the sentence(s) that is/are showing the correct use of the word in questions. The word: SIMMER i. The model's sequined dress simmered in the bright lights of the studio. ii. I cook a fantastic beef stew by simmering the beef and vegetables for more than 2 hours. iii. Communication is the key to solving problems. Allowing conflicts to simmer for long only aggravates the situation.
- The word: ADMONISH i. Babu know better than to admonish him for his threat. ii. He was admonishing each one of you with tears. iii. Rima was admonished by the teacher for her presumptuous attitude in class
- The word: PRIOR i. We're sorry to reject your candidature. You do have prior experience; it's just not relevant to the job! ii. I can clearly discern your personal preference for the first alternative, but if you look objectively, you'd see there's no a priori reason to favour one alternative over the other. iii. The patient, priorly known for his delusional tendencies, was admitted right away.
- Questions 25-26 Instructions: Choose the word that is the exact opposite of the underlined word in each sentence You have given me a
__roundabout__preamble It's about time you come clean with me! - After an initial participatory discussion, employees were
__amenable__to the control measures that were being proposed for implementation. - Questions 27-30 Instruction: Answer the questions based on the following passage. Since modern Homo sapiens first appeared around 50,000 (B) (C), an estimated total of 108 billion people have lived on earth - which means that about 6.5% of all humans ever born are alive today. That's a lot of bodies to feed, clothe and shelter, and economists, demographers, scientists, and politicians have long fretted over our world's ability to sustain humanity as it multiplies. The good news, as we approach the 7 billion mark, is that we likely have the resources to sustain a population of that size The bad news is that those resources aren't always where the people are Populations are booming mostly in the poorer regions of the planet—the least equipped to accommodate additional life - while in other areas, low fertility rates and increased life spans have governments concerned about maintaining productive economies and providing for the rising numbers of elderly people The challenges of the expanding human population lie not so much in curbing growth as in addressing inequity around the globe: finding ways to promote sustainability, support aging generations and adapt to migration patterns, all while keeping our footprint on the planet in check. "Generally speaking, countries do have enough food", says a senior demographer at the Population Reference Bureau. "It's just that many people don't have access to it because of poverty". That's something to work on in the 14 years between now and when we reach the 8 billion mark. An apt title for the passage would be:
- The word "fretted" in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to:
- According to the passage, which of the following needs least attention?
- Which of the following inferences based on this passage is INCORRECT?
- Section II: Mathematics 30 Questions: 30 Marks If x, y and z are consecutive negative integers and if x>y>z, which of the following must be a positive odd integer?
- If (2x
^{2}+3x+y) is an even integer, which of the following must be true? - After 2 quizzes, Apu had an average of 15 marks per quiz. In order to increase the average by n marks, what should be his score in the 3rd quiz?
- If x<10 and 5y-2x =0, which of the following must be true?
- If 20 men or 24 women or 40 boys can do a job in 12 days, how many men working with 6 women and 2 boys can complete the same work in 32 days?
- A 60 litre mixture of sugar and water contains sugar and water in the ratio 2:3. How many litres of the mixture should be replaced by sugar so that the ratio of sugar and water becomes 1:1?
- When x is divided by 7, the remainder is 6. Which of the following must be an even number?
- In a class, 120 students are male and 100 students are female. 25% of the male students and 20% of the female students are engineering students, 20% of the male engineering students and 25% of the female engineering students passed the final exam. What percentage of engineering students passed the exam?
- If x and y are integers, 13 < x < 25 and -2 < y < -13. What is the greatest possible value of (x-y)?
- The sale of TV increased by 30% when the price was reduced by 10%. What will be the percentage change in revenue?
- Arif bought 17 pens of three colors - black, green and red which cost Tk 5, Tk 10 and Tk 25 each. The total amount that Arif paid was Tk 205. If Arif bought twice as many green pens as red pens, how many black pens did he buy?
- Alam starts working on a job and works on it for 12 days and completes 40% of the work. Then Babu joins Alam and together they complete the rest of the work in 12 days. How long will it take Babu to complete the job if he works alone?
- Asif, riding his bike at 24 km/h reaches his office 5 minutes late. If he would have reached the office 4 minutes earlier than the scheduled time by traveling 25% faster, how far is his office from his house in kilometers?
- Sixty percent members of a club are female. Fifty percent of the female members are doctors. The number of female doctors is twice the number of male non-doctors. What percent of the members are doctors?
- A, B and C can complete a job individually in 6, 8 and 12 hours respectively. If all three of them work together to complete a job and earn Tk. 3600, what will be C's share of the earnings?
- The average salary of Arif and Babu is Tk. 10,000 and that of Sabbir and Babu is Tk. 12,000. What is the difference between Sabbir's salary and Arif's salary?
- A total of x feet of fencing is to form three sides of a rectangular yard. What is the maximum possible area of the yard in terms of x?
- If x/z is more than y/z, then y = ?
- In the figure, BC equals one half of AB. The area of the right angle triangle ABC equals 125 square meters. Find the hypotenuse AC in Meters.

- Nipu sold 100 pens, of which 50 are red and 50 are black, at Tk. 48 per pen. He made a profit of 20% on the black pens and made a loss of 20% on the red pens. What was the net gain or net loss on this sale?
- There is 50% chance that Rafiq will go to a fast food restaurant for lunch and 50% chance that he will skip lunch. If he goes to a fast food restaurant there is 60% chance that he will take only a sandwich and nothing else. If he decides not to take a sandwich he will take a burger of a chicken pie. What is the probability that he will take a burger?
- If (ax)
^{16}(by)^{12}(cxy)^{17}(dxy)^{11}>0, and all the variables are non zero numbers, which of the following must be true? - A certain bag contains 6 marbles, of which 4 are red and 2 are white in color. If Babu is to pick out 2 marbles from the bag simultaneously and at random, what is the probability that one is red and the other is white?
- A TV and a computer have the same price. If the price of the TV goes up by 20% and that of the computer goes down by 10%, how much more will it cost to buy 4 TVs and 4 computer?
- The members of an association decided to contribute equally to create a fund of Tk. 45,000. Five members refused to contribute, so each of the other members had to contribute additional tk. 15 for that fund. How many members were there in the association?
- Questions 56-60 Each questions is followed by two 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 questions, 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. Is the product of x and y positive? (1) x - y = 1/3 (2) (x + y) / (x - y) > 1
- If x and y are integer, is y> 0? (1) x +1>0 (2) xy > 0
- Is 98 a factor of z
^{2}? (1) z>0 (2) z is divisible by 154. - If x and y are integers, is y even? (1) 6x + 3y is even (2) 3x + 6y is even
- A TV was listed at a price that would have given the store a profit of 20% of the purchase cost. What is the purchase cost of the TV? (1) After reducing cost of the TV (2) The TV was sold for Tk. 50,000
- Section II: Analytical Ability 15 Questions: 15 Marks Questions 61-65 Suppose this is 2030. In Dhaka city the public transportation system consists of one metro rail line and one bus line. The metro goes from station T to R to S to G to H to I, stopping at each station, and then returns, making the same stops in the reverse order. The bus goes from station R to W to L to G to F, stopping at each station and then returns, making the same stops in the reverse order. On each line, there are frequent buses or trains that make stop at each station along the route. During rush hour, there is an express bus on the bus line that stops only at R, L and F and returns, making the same three stops in the reverse order. A passenger can transfer from the metro line or bus line to the other line wherever the bus and metro both stop at a station with the same name. It is not possible to transfer from an express bus to a non-express bus. There is no other means of transportation available on the public transportation system. To make a trip on public transportation from S to I, a passenger must pass through which of the following additional stops?
- Using buses only, a passenger CANNOT go on public transportation from
- To make a trip on public transportation from I to W during rush hour, a passenger must do which of the following?
- To go on public transportation from F to T, a passenger must
- If a fire temporarily closes the metro line at R to metro trains but the metro still runs from I to Sand the bus still stops at R, it will be IMPOSSIBLE for any passenger to use public transportation to go to
- Questions 66-70 The editors of a journal publish three issues in a year. They will devote the upcoming January, April and October issues in that order- exclusively to articles written by seven authors: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Each of the seven authors will have at least one article published, but some may have more than one article published. The following restrictions apply to the publication of articles: -If an article by A appears in an issue, then an article by B must also appear in the same issue. -If an article by D appears in an issue, then an article by F must also appear in the immediately preceding issue. -An article by F cannot be published in an issue that contains an article by G. -No author may publish in each of the two consecutively published issues or twice in the same issue. -Each of the issues being prepared must contain at least two articles. The January issue of the journal can consist exclusively of articles by which of the following groups of authors ?
- If the January issue consists exclusively of articles by A and B, then the April issue can consist exclusively of articles by which of the following groups of authors?
- If the January issue consists exclusively of articles by B, C and G, then the October issue must contain an article by which of the following authors?
- If the October issue consists exclusively of articles by B, C and D, then the April issue must contain articles by which of the following groups of authors?
- Which of the following authors CAN NOT contribute to the January issue of the journal?
- Questions 71-75 Each of six flags - I, J, K, L, M, and N - is placed in a different one of seven flag holders numbered consecutively 1 through 7 from left to right. The flag holders are evenly spaced and arranged in a straight line. The placement of the flags is subject to the following conditions: • The distance separating I from J must be the same as the distance separating K from L. • M must be in a flag holder immediately adjacent to the flag holder that N is in. • The left-most flag holder cannot be empty. If N is in flag holder 2, which of the following must be true?
- If I and K are in flag holders 1 and 3 respectively, then the empty flag holder must be
- If I and J are in flag holders 2 and 4 respectively, which of the following must be true?
- If N, I and K are in flag holders 5, 6 and 7 respectively, which of the following must be true?
- Of the following, which is a flag holder that could be left empty?