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Odd One Out: Part 2
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In this lesson we solve interesting problems on Odd One Out/Sentence Exclusion for CAT.

Anngad Singh
IIM Calcutta. DTU. CAT: 99.84 (VA-RC: 99.99) XAT: 99.91. IIFT: 99.96. Follow to solve interesting VA-RC problems with me.

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Hi Angad! I feel the answer for this question should be option 2 as option 2 talks about a very specific thing i.e. Tata steel shutting down its operations in Britain and the paragraph is very general i.e about the decline of steel production in Britain. Please tell me what should it be? And you’re doing a great job..your videos are really helpful!! Kudos!
Anngad Singh
a year ago
Excellent question. Upon a cursory reading, 2 might seem out of context, hence your doubt. Here, personally I've used my cardinal rule: Why was the passage written at all? (8:20 onwards). The passage left after removing option 2 would be 3541, which also makes sense to me. So, on any given day, it's possible that if the instance of the passage having been picked from a news article hadn't hit me, I would have omitted option 2 like you mentioned. As of now, I don't see anything wrong with the sequence 3541 either.
Rashika Saini
a year ago
Thanks for your views! :)
aapse request hai ki aap aane wale video me bhi thodi si hindi use kriye .thankyou
aapne odd one out ko hindi mix krke samjhaya . jo bahut achche se samjh aaya .
  1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Anngad Singh


  2. About Me ANNGAD SINGH Student at IIM Calcutta (Batch of 2016-18) B.Tech. from DTU CAT: 99.84 (Verbal: 99.99) XAT: 99.91 (Verbal: 99.37) NMAT: 99.84 (Language Skill: 99.98) ,IIFT: 99.96 Follow on: https://unacademy.com/user/anngad


  3. ODD ONE OUT/ SENTENCE EXCLUSION


  4. QUESTION 1 A) So pundits, in publications, have been calling for the use of "truth serum" for interrogation of suspected terrorists. B) These drugs, commonly used in larger doses as anaesthetics, are thought to work by enhancing the brain's sensitivity to a depressant neurotransmitter known as GABA that is naturally present there. C) Dr lacopino, a specialist, says that drugs have been used in uestioning fo disorienf prisoners, and fo insfill fear, but he does nof know of any drugs that can force the truth to come out. D) Few problems today are thornier than trying to prevent terrorist acts. E) Sodium pentothal, the trade name for thiopental, is the best known of a class of barbiturates popularly supposed to act as truth serums.


  5. QUESTION 1 A) So pundits, in publications, have been calling for the use of "truth serum" tor interrogation ot suspected terrorists B) These drugs, commonly used in larger doses as anaesthetics, are thought to work by enhancing the brain's sensitivity to a depressant neurotransmitter known as GABA that is naturally present there. C) Dr lacopino, a specialist, says that drugs have been used in avestonin of any drugs that can force the truth to come out. D) Few problems today are thornier than trying to prevent terrorist acts. E) Sodium pentothal, the trade name for thiopental, is the best known of a class of barbiturates popularly supposed to act as truth serums. g to disorient prisoners, and to instill fear, but he does not knovw


  6. QUESTION 2 (1)Steel production in Britain has more than halved since its peak in around 1970, to some 12m tonnes a year. (2)On March 29th, Tata Steel, Britain's biggest producer, said it planned to sell or shut down its British operations, prompting growing pleas for (3)Britain has been a centre of steel-making since Henry Bessemer (4) But the days when Britain's furnaces turned out over 40% of the (5) British mills, close to rich seams of coal and deposits of iron ore, a government bail-out. developed a method to mass-produce the metal cheaply in the 1850s. world's steel ,exporting it to every continent, are long gone. cornered the global market within two decades.


  7. QUESTION 2 1)Steel production in Britain has more than halved since its peak in around 1970, to some 12m tonnes a year. (2)On March 29th, Tata Steel, Britain's biggest producer, said it planned to sell or shut down its British operations, prompting growing pleas for a government bail-out. (3)Britain has been a centre of steel-making since Henry Bessemer (4) But the days when Britain's furnaces turned out over 40% of the (5)British mills, close to rich seams of coal and deposits of iron ore, d a method to mass-produce the metal cheaply in the 1850s. world's steel ,exporting it to every continent, are long gone. cornered the global market within two decades.