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Advanced REASONING--1 to 25 21042013

TEST - I: Advanced Reasoning

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
a) In a family of six persons - A, B, C, D, E and F - there are three males and three females. There are two married couples and two persons are unmarried. Each one of them reads different newspapers, viz. Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Financial Times, Navbharat Times and Business Standard.
b) E, who reads Indian Express, is mother-in-law of A, who is wife of C.D is the father of F and he does not read Times of India or Business Standard. B reads Navbharat Times and is the sister of F, who reads Hindustan Times. C does not read Business Standard.
1.         Who among the following reads The Times of India?
            a) C      b) D      c) A      d) Data inadequate         e) None of these
2.         How is F related to E?
            a) Daughter       b) Brother          c) Son   d) Data inadequate         e) None of thee
3.         Which of the following is one of the married couples?
            a) D-B               b) D-E               c) B-F               d) E-F   e) None of thee
4.         Which of the following newspapers is read by ‘A’?
            a) Times of India            b) Navbharat Times        c) Financial Times
            d) Data inadequate         e) None of these
5.         How many sons does E have?
            a) Four              b) Three            c) Two               d) One              e) None of these
            Directions (6-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.
            a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
            b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
            c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
            d) If the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
            e) if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
6.         What does ‘pit’ mean in a certain code language?
            a) ‘ja na pit sod’ means ‘beautiful bunch of flowers’ in that code language.
            b) ‘na sod pa tok’ means ‘huge bunch of twigs’ in that code language.
7.         Towards which direction is P form R?
            a) S is towards west of M and north -east of R.
            b) P is towards south of S.
8.         How is M related to R?
            a) P and R are children of K, who is wife of M.
            b) N’s sister M is married to R’s father
9.         Among Q, R, S, T and V, who is third from the top when they are arranged in ascending order of their heights?
            a) T is taller than Q and V but shorter than R
            b) R and S are taller than T and Q is shorter than T but taller than V
10.        When was the election of the president of the society held?
            a) Suresh submitted his nomination for the election on 13th and left on 17th for Delhi the day after he won the election.
            b) The nominations were scrutinized on 14th and the ballot papers were prepared on the following day.
            Directions (11-15): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard the problem, policy, etc. on the basis of the information given in the statement. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the given suggested course of action (s) logically follows for pursuing.
            Give answer:
            a) if only I follows           b) if only II follows           c) if either I or II follows
            d) if neither I nor II follows                                    e) if both I and II follow.
11.        Statement: Severe draught is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
            Course of Action:
            a) Govt. should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistant to those affected.
            b) Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.
12.        Statement: A large number of lower ranked politicians are murdered by anti-social elements in City A.
            Course of Action:
            a) All those in city with criminal records should immediately be arrested.
            b) The city police should keep a close vigil on the movements of antisocial elements so as to prevent future attacks.
13.        Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.
            Course of Action:
            a) The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.
            b) People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.
14.        Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries.
            Courses of Action:
            a) India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats.
            b) India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.
15.        Statement: India has now been recognized by the Wester World as a vast resource of knowledge and are eager to use the same.
            Courses of Action:
            a) India should exploit this opportunity to hasten it economic growth.
            b) India should bargain effectively with the Wester World and become a super power in South Asia.
            Directions (16-20): In making decisions about important questions it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments in so far as they relate to the question. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
            Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.
            Give answer:
            a) if only argument I is strong      b) if only argument II is strong
            c) if either I or II is strong            d) if neither I nor II is strong        
e) if both I and II are strong
16.        Should the tenure of the President be longer?
            a) No. The President of India is non-executive head. Therefore, there is no need to extend his tenure.
            b) Yes. It will provided an opportunity to the President to guide the Government to fulfil the long term objectives.
17.        Should there be concentration of foreign investment in only a few States?
            a) No. It is against the policy of the overall development of the country.
            b) Yes. Because a larger number of States lack infrastructure to attract foreign investment.
18.        Should there be a complete ban on opening up of new management educational institutions?
            a) Yes. There are more institutions than required an there is no need to open up new institutions.
            b) No. We need more professional managers in coming days because the future scenario will be very competitive.
19.        Should private organisations be allowed to carry on security-related research activities?
            a) No. Private organisations are easily vulnerable to our enemies and therefore should not be permitted to carry on such researches.
            b) Yes. The Government does not have sufficient resources to carry on such research and the private organisations would manage necessary resources.
20.        Should there be recruitment in banks on the basis of past academic performances rather than through competitive examinations?
            A) Yes, It will be beneficial for those candidates who are unable to bear the expenses of competitive examinations.
            B) No. The past academic performance cannot be made the basis of recruitment because there is no uniformity in the assessment by the universities.
            Directions (21-25): In each of the following questions a statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something that is supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
            Give answer (a) if only assumption A is implicit
            Give answer (b) if only assumption B is implicit
            Give answer (c) if either assumption A or B is implicit.
            Give answer (d) if neither assumption A nor B is implicit
            Give answer (e) if both assumptions A and B are implicit
21.        Statement: It is not true that the mightiest superpower always wins wars and gets accolades from other countries.
            a) Winners are sometimes admired and appreciated.
            b) Winners are occasionally criticised.
22.        Statement: Nobody can predict as to how long our country would take to contain the unfortunate and disastrous terrorist activities.
            a) It is impossible to put an end to terrorist activities.
            b) Efforts to control the terrorist activities are on.
23.        Statement: Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have been a nuisance to peace - loving people.
            a) Some people create problems to peace - loving people
            b0 Wars kill majority of the wicked people.
24.        Statement: In the recently imposed war, global public opinion was dishonoured by the economically strong and scientifically advanced superpower.
            a) Superpowers need not take any heed of global public opinion.
            b) Global public opinion should have been against the imposition of war.
25.        Statement: Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have been a nuisance to peace loving people.
            a) Innocent people are also killed in wars.
            b) Vehement opposition to wars may have some desirable impact. 


1.a        2.c        3.b        4.e        5.c        6.d        7.d        8.c        9.b        10.e

11.b      12.b      13.b      14.b      15.a      16.d      17.a      18.a      19.e      20.b

21.d    22.b    23.a    24.b    25.e


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