# IAS (Admin.) Prelims CSAT Paper-II (Aptitude): Questions 5 - 9 of 405

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## Question number: 5

Appeared in Year: 2014

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### Question

Consider the following statements:

There are six villages A, B, C, D, E and F.

F is 1 km to the west of D.

B is 1 km to the east of E.

A is 2 km to the north of E.

C is 1 km to the east of A.

D is 1 km to the south of A.

Which three villages are in a line?

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A, C, B

b.

E, B, D

c.

A, D, E

d.

C, B, F

## Question number: 6

Appeared in Year: 2014

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### Question

Four children are sitting in a row. A is occupying the seat next to B but not next to C. If C is not sitting next to D, who is/are occupying seat/seats adjacent to D?

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

B

b.

Impossible to tell

c.

A

d.

B And A

## Question number: 7

Appeared in Year: 2014

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### Question

Assume that

1. the hour and minute hands of a clock move without jerking.

2. the clock shows a time between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

3. the two hands of the clock are one above the other.

After how many minutes (nearest integer) will the two hands be again lying one above the other?

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

65

b.

67

c.

62

d.

60

## Question number: 8

Appeared in Year: 2014

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### Question

If the 3rd day of a month is Monday, which one of the following will be the fifth day from 21st of this month?

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Friday

b.

Wednesday

c.

Monday

d.

Tuesday

## Passage

It is often forgotten that globalization is not only about policies on international economic relationships and transactions, but has equally to do with domestic policies of a nation. Policy changes necessitated by meeting the internationally set conditions (by WTO etc. ) of free trade and investment flows obviously affect domestic producers and investors. But the basic philosophy underlying globalization emphasizes absolute freedom to markets to determine price and production and distribution patterns, and view government interventions as processes that create distortions and bring in inefficiency. Thus, public enterprises have to be privatized through disinvestments and sales; sectors and activities, hitherto reserved for the public sector have to be opened to the private sector. This logic extends to the social services like education and health. Any restrictions on the adjustments in workforce by way of retrenchment of workers should also be removed and exit should be made easier by removing any restrictions on closures. Employment and wages should be governed by free play of market forces, as any measure to regulate them can discourage investment and also create inefficiency in production. Above all, in line with the overall philosophy of reduction in the role of the State, fiscal reforms should be undertaken to have generally low levels of taxation and government expenditure should be kept to the minimum to abide by the principle of fiscal prudence. All these are policy actions on the domestic front and are not directly related to the core items of the globalization agenda, namely free international flow of goods and finance. (2014)

## Question number: 9 (1 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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### Question

According to the passage, which of the following is/are necessary for ensuring globalization?

1. Privatization of public enterprises

2. Expansionary policy of public expenditure

3. Free play of market forces to determine wages and employment

4. Privatization of social services like education and health

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

1 only

b.

2 and 3 only

c.

1,3 and 4

d.

2,3 and 4