Reasoning - Statement And Argument Test

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1. The Test is 1hr duration.
2. The Test Paper consists of 30 questions. The maximum marks are 30.
3. All the questions are multiple choice question type with three options for each question.
4. Out of the three options given for each question, only one option is the correct answer.
5. Each question is allotted 1 mark for each correct response.
6. 0.25 will be deducted for incorrect response of each question.
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Should there be a ban on recruiting women employees in companies required to work in night shifts? I. No, the companies should instead arrange for transport up to the doorsteps of the employees. II. Yes, it is necessary in view of the increasing number of cases of rape/molestation and cheating.






Statements: Some shirts are biscuits. No biscuit is book. Conclusions: I. Some shirts are books. II. Some books are biscuits.






Statement : The municipal authority blocked movement of traffic in and around the temple during the main festival city. Assumptions: 1.Very large number of devotees may visit the temple during the main festival day. 2. People travelling to the areas near the temple may postpone their journey by a day unless s instructed all the they have very urgent work in that area.






Statements: All flowers are stems All stems are roots Conclusions: I. All roots are flowers II. All stems are flowers.






Statements: Should octroi be abolished? Arguments: I. Yes. It will eliminate an important source of corruption. II. No. It will adversely affect government revenues.






Statements: Some pens are stands. Some stands are containers. All containers are boxes. All boxes are drawers. Conclusions:  I. Some boxes are stands.  II. Some drawers are stands. III. Some drawers are containers. IV. Some boxes are pens.






Statements: Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged? Arguments: I. Yes. They will help in industrial development of the country. II. Yes. They will reduce the burden on employment market.






Which of the following groups of persons has the first person sitting between the next two?






Statements: Some bricks are stones. Some stones are rocks. All rocks are clay. No clay is sand. Conclusions: I. Some stones are clay. II. Some bricks are sand. III. Some rocks are sand. IV. No brick is sand






Statement : The government has recently announced incentive package for setting up new business ventures in the rural areas and promised uninterrupted power supply to all the units Assumptions :I. The government may be able to supply adequate power to all such units.  II. People living in the rural areas may welcome the government decision.






Statements: Some grapes are apples. Some apples are papayas. All papayas are mangoes. Noman go is banana. Conclusions: I. No banana is papaya. II. Some apples are mangoes.III. Some bananas are grapes. IV. No banana is grape.






Statement: Many political activists have decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in prices of essential commodities. Courses of action: I. The Govt should immediately ban all forms 9f agitations in the country. II. The police authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city. III. The state administration should carry out  preventive arrests of the known criminals staying in the city.






Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group






Statements: All benches are cots. No cot is lamp. Some lamps are candles. Conclusions : (I) Some cots are benches. (II) Some candles are cots






Statement: Should judiciary be independent of the executive? Arguments: I. Yes. This would help curb the unlawful activities of the executive. II. No. It leads to wastage of resources.






(A) A substantial increase in the unhealthy competition has been observed among the students. (B) A rise of 23% is reported every year in the cases of suicides after declaration of grade 10thand 12th examination results.






Statements: All flowers are trees. Some trees are stars. Some stars are clouds. No cloud is rock. Conclusions: I. No rock is star. II. Some stars are flowers.III. Some rocks are flowers. IV. Some rocks are stars.






Statements: Some desks are chairs. All chairs are tables. All tables are computers. All computers are phones. Conclusions: I. Some phones are desks II. Some computers are chairs. III. All tables are phones. IV. Some desks are tables.






Statements: Some buildings are sofas.Some sofas are benches. Some benches are tables. Conclusions : (I) Some table is sofa. (II) No table is sofa.






Statement: Should the system of Lok Adalats and mobile courts be encouraged in India?   Arguments: I. Yes. It helps to grant speedy jusitice to the masses.  II. No. These courts are usually partial in garnting justice






Statements : All rats are bats. Some bats are desks. All desks are chairs. Conclusions (I). Some desks are rats. (II) Some chairs are rats






Hrishikesh is a B.Com. Graduate with 58% marks and has done postgraduate diploma in Management with specialization in Personnel with 75% marks. He cleared the selection test with 60% marks and the interview with 62% marks. He had completed 24 years of age on 15th September 2007. He is willing to work anywhere in India.






Statement : The number of dropouts in government schools has significantly increased in the urban areas over the past few years. Courses of action :I. The government should immediately close down all such schools in the urban areas where the dropout goes beyond 20 percent. II. The parents of all the students who dropped out of the government schools in urban areas should be punished.






Statement : The government has instructed all the private schools in the city to maintain the current fees for atleast two more years. Assumptions: 1.The authorities of private schools may not follow the government instruction as they are not depended on government funds. 2.The parents of the students of private schools of the city may still be eager to pay higher fees.






Statements: All paints are colours. Some colours are brands. Some brands are certificates. All certificates are degrees. Conclusions: I. Some brands are degrees. II. Some certificates are colours. III. Some colours are paints. IV. No paint is degree.






Should the retirement age for employees of Central/State Govt. be increased by two years? I. Yes, this is required in view of the increasing longevity. II. Yes, experienced employees are more useful than the new recruits.






Should all the Universities switch over to online admissions at all levels all over the country with immediate effect? I. No, all the students may not have easy access to internet. II. Yes, this will save the students and parents from all the hassles of visiting various colleges and standing in queue.






Statement: Gambling through lotteries is banned by central government in all the states with immediate effect. Assumptions: I. This may save innocent citizens from getting cheated of their hard earned money. II. The citizens may not gamble in any other way if the lotteries are banned.






Statements : Some cats are dogs.All dogs are goats. All goats are walls. Conclusions : (I) Some walls are dogs. (II) Some walls are cats.






Statement: Should there be reservation of seats and posts on communal basis? Arguments: I. Yes. It will check most of the inter-communal biases. II. No. Ours is a secular state.






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