CAT 2017 – Slot 2 – Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation – There were seven elective courses - El to E7 - running in a specific term in a college

There were seven elective courses - El to E7 - running in a specific term in a college. Each of the 300 students enrolled had chosen just one elective from among these seven. However, before the start of the term, E7 was withdrawn as the instructor concerned had left the college. The students who had opted for E7 were allowed to join any of the remaining electives. Also, the students who had chosen other electives were given one chance to change their choice. The table below captures the movement of the students from one elective to another during this process. Movement from one elective to the same elective simply means no movement. Some numbers in the table got accidentally erased; however, it is known that these were either 0 or 1.

Further, the following are known: 1. Before the change process there were 6 more students in E1 than in E4, but after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in E1. 2. The number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process. 3. Before the change process, E4 had 2 more students than E6, while E2 had 10 more students than E3.

Q. 1: How many elective courses among E1 to E6 had a decrease in their enrollments after the change process?
A) 4
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3

Q. 2: After the change process, which of the following is the correct sequence of number of students in the six electives El to E6?
A) 19, 76, 79, 21, 45, 60
B) 19, 76, 78, 22, 45, 60
C) 18, 76, 79, 23, 43, 61
D) 18, 76, 79, 21, 45, 61

Q. 3: After the change process, which course among El to E6 had the largest change in its enrollment as a percentage of its original enrollment?
A) E1
B) E2
C) E3
D) E6

Q. 4: ater, the college imposed a condition that if after the change of electives, the enrollment in any elective (other than E7) dropped to less than 20 students, all the students who had left that course will be required to re-enroll for that elective. Which of the following is a correct sequence of electives in decreasing order of their final enrollments?
A) E2, E3, E6, E5, El, E4
B) E3, E2, E6, E5, E4, El
C) E2, E5, E3, El, E4, E6
D) E2, E3, E5, E6, El, E3

Q1: Option (C)

Q2: Option (D)

Q3: Option (D)

Q4: Option (A)

The remaining blanks can only be 0 or 1.

Based upon the conditions, we get the following solution:

Q1 Courses that decreased in their enrollments after the change process are E1 and E4. Answer: 2 Option (C)


Q2 , option (D) is the correct answer.


Q3  % change in E6 is the maximum as it is going from 23 to 61, more than 2.5 times the original. Option (D)


Q4 Number of enrollments would change because no movement from E1 would be allowed. New numbers for E1 to E6 would be:







So, the decreasing order would be E2 E3 E6 E5 E1 E4

(Option A)


Checkout Other Questions of CAT 2017 Slot 2 Paper:

Verbal Ability :              |   Q.01- Q.06  |  Q.07- Q.12  |  Q.13- Q.18  |  Q.19- Q.21  |  Q.22- Q.24  |  Q.25- Q.29  |  Q.30 – Q.34  |

Logical Reasoning :    |   Q.01- Q.04 Q.05- Q.08  |  Q.09- Q.12  |  Q.13- Q.16  |  Q.17- Q.20 Q.21- Q.24  |  Q.25 – Q.28  |   Q.29 – Q.32  |

Quantitative Aptitude: |   Q.01- Q.05  |   Q.06- Q.10Q.11- Q.15  |  Q.16- Q.20  |  Q.21- Q.25  |   Q.26- Q.30  |  Q.31 – Q.34  |

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