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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P: The conditions of all the major roads in the city have deteriorated causing hardship to motorists. Q: The municipal authority have sanctioned significant amount to repair all the major roads in the city.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

Statement : Many people fell ill after consuming meal at a wedding reception and were rushed to the nearby government and private hospitals. Assumptions:1. The relatives of the afftected people may refuse to take them to the Government hospitals. 2.The nearby hospitals may be able to attend to all the afftected people.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

Statement: Many people have encroached into the government property and built their houses and business establishments Courses of action: 1. The government should take immediate steps to remove all unauthorized constructions on government land 2.All the encroachers should immediately be put behind bars and also be slapped with a hefty fine.  

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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 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.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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: 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.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

Statement : The municipal authority has decided to demolish the old bridge on a busy rtoad for constructing a new flyover. Assumptons:1.The traffic department may be able to divert movment of vehicles through aternate roads 2.The people travelling in the nearby areas may demonstrate to protest against the authority’s decision.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

(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.

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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.

  

  

  

  

  

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

  

  

  

  

  

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