1. Passage Reading 2. Verbal Logic 3. Non Verbal Logic 4. Numerical Logic 5. Data Interpretation 6. Reasoning 7. Analytical Ability 8. Quantitative Aptitude
68. False There are two propositions here – the first proposition, that Italy and Britain are covering the cost of the mission, is false. The passage states that they will need to increase their share of the funding, which by definition means they are not bearing the entire cost of the project. The second proposition, that the mission’s costs have risen significantly over three years, is correct. The two propositions are linked in the statement by 'and', therefore the entire proposition is false.
69. Cannot say The passage states that the ESA has said that the change in direction justifies the increase in the budget – the position of Britain is stated only to be one of ongoing commitment to the project. The passage does not confirm whether or not Britain accepts that the doubling of project costs is justified by the change in direction to which the passage refers. Britain's ongoing commitment against the backdrop of a rising budget could be due to many factors other than their acceptance of the ESA's justification.
70. Cannot say No explanation is given for Britain's non-participation in other ESA high-profile missions. Therefore the truth of the words 'try to avoid' cannot be confirmed either way.