CAT 2018 Question Paper | Verbal Slot 2

CAT Previous Year Paper | CAT VARC Questions | Question 33

Odd One Out is a type of VA question which is a never-miss one. It is said so because the chance of getting the question correct is highly likely. Linking the sentences with one another is the best way to solve this question. CAT Aspirants should practice tons of such questions in their CAT Preparation Online to ace the CAT Exam. Read plenty of articles during your CAT Online Preparation to understand the context that helps in linking the sentences together, along with practicing CAT Previous Year Paper questions. Start with this question from CAT 2018 Question paper Slot 2 right away!

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

Question 33 : 1. Much has been recently discovered about the development of songs in birds.
2. Some species are restricted to a single song learned by all individuals, others have a range of songs.
3. The most important auditory stimuli for the birds are the sounds of other birds.
4. For all bird species there is a prescribed path to development of the final song,
5. A bird begins with the subsong, passes through plastic song, until it achieves the species song.

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Explanatory Answer

145 is a link: 1 talks of the ‘development of songs’ in birds, 4 talks of the ‘prescribed path’ and 5 details this path. Of the remaining sentences, 2 relates to the idea of species song(s). 3, which talks of ‘the auditory stimuli for birds’ is the odd one out.

3 is the correct answer.


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