A transport start-up has a single cargo truck that caters to the delivery requirements of 6 cities.
The cities are connected via toll roads as shown in the figure where the lines represent the roads, while the numbers written on them represent the toll charges in rupees.

Some of us have grown up with books. Some of us haven’t. Some of us have even had an allergy to books. They gave us the rashes. They made us want to throw up. They made us want to eat the pages in desperation. And then there was the internet. We smile when we read the word “internet”. There are so many “fond” memories we have with the internet. We were happy. Utterly comfortable. In fact, we still are. But mention “books”, and we shiver. Grimace. Frown. Scowl. Glower.

So, what’s the point? The point is that you are reading this in a forum dedicated to the CAT. The point is that sooner or later you will dream of cracking the CAT. The point is that sooner or later you’ll come across your biggest adversary – your arch rival – your nemesis (quick, the dictionary…) – READING COMPREHENSION. It should be written in red. Nay, it should be written in blood. Your blood.

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In the figure above, PQ=QR and ∠Q = ∠SRP = 36°. If ∠TPR = 54°, find ∠STP.
a) 24°               b)27°              c)18°               d)36°

The table below gives the number of votes (in hundred thousands) received by the top three popular political parties only, based on recent elections in 3 states (UP, AP and MP) and the %age of total votes casted, that the top 3 parties got.
‘A’ index is the difference of the highest and lowest number of votes received by each party and ‘B’ index is the middle value (when number of votes are arranged in ascending order) for each party.
(All votes are rounded off to nearest 100 thousand)

Alpha and Beta, two friends were both planning to buy a car. They listed down 20 features which they were looking for. They both evaluated all the prospective cars with the listed features using their individual scoring schemes.

Alpha gave a zero score to each feature missing in the car, score of 2 for each feature available and an additional score of 3 if he was happy with the feature.

Similarly, Beta gave a score of -3 to each feature missing in the car, score of 1 for each feature available and an additional score of 6 if he was happy with the feature.

They added the scores of features to arrive at the final score for each car.

A 10-digit number is defined in such a way that the first digit is the number of zeros in the number; the second digit is the number of 1s in the number and so on until the tenth digit which is the number of 9s in the number.

The graph below shows the average rating given by 20 critics to six different restaurants in three different parameters Ambience, Food & Service. The maximum rating to any restaurant in any parameter by a critic can be 100.

A toy company is planning to expand its operations by buying a new machine. They have short-listed two machines, A & B, based on the quality parameters, maintenance requirement, ease of operations etc. The production cost for each of these machines, for different production ranges is as shown in the table below. Answer the questions based on the data given. (All Costs are in Rs.)

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