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There are generally a few sets in the CAT, that can be a little tedious, but doable. This one from slot 1 of the 2018 CAT question paper is one such type because drawing a table to find fill in the data and then taking a crack at the questions is definitely exhausting. Try this question from CAT previous year paper. For several such questions, check out 2IIM CAT question bank.

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Set 7 : Management Electives

Adriana, Bandita, Chitra, and Daisy are four female students, and Amit, Barun, Chetan, and Deb are four male students. Each of them studies in one of three institutes - X, Y, and Z. Each student majors in one subject among Marketing, Operations, and Finance, and minors in a different one among these three subjects. The following facts are known about the eight students:

1. Three students are from X, three are from Y, and the remaining two students, both female, are from Z.
2. Both the male students from Y minor in Finance, while the female student from Y majors in Operations.
3. Only one male student majors in Operations, while three female students minor in Marketing.
4. One female and two male students major in Finance.
5. Adriana and Deb are from the same institute. Daisy and Amit are from the same institute.
6. Barun is from Y and majors in Operations. Chetan is from X and majors in Finance.
7. Daisy minors in Operations.

Question 1 : Who are the students from the institute Z?

  1. Chitra and Daisy
  2. Adriana and Daisy
  3. Bandita and Chitra
  4. Adriana and Bandita

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Method of solving this CAT Question on CAT DILR
CAT DI LR 2018 Slot 1

Let us call the females A, B, C and D; and the males AM, BR, C10 and DB.
We know that there are 2 males and one female each in X and Y and two females in Z.
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Female in Institute Y cannot be Daisy.
So, Daisy should be from institute X. So, Amit should also be from institute X.
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A and DB should be from Y. So, B and C should be from Z.
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We get the minors or A, B and C.
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AM majors in Fin. Only one male student majors in Ops. Two male students major in Fin, so the last male student, DB should have majored in Marketing.
Now, with this let us move on to the questions.
From the above table we can see that Bandita and Chitra are the students from institute Z.

The question is "Who are the students from the institute Z?"

Hence, the answer is Bandita and Chitra

Choice C is the correct answer.


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