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  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
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Direction (for Q.No. 1):
Choose the picture that would go in the empty box so that the two bottom pictures are related in the same way as the top two are related.
1.

A.
1
B.
2
C.
3
D.
4

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A squirrel is to an acorn as a bird is to a worm. A squirrel eats acorns; a bird eats worms.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 2 - 3):

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.

2.

Statements: A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

Conclusions:

  1. We should be content with what we have.
  2. We should not crave for what is not.

A.
Only conclusion I follows
B.
Only conclusion II follows
C.
Either I or II follows
D.
Neither I nor II follows
E.
Both I and II follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Both the given conclusions clearly bring out the central theme of the proverb given in the statement. So, both I and II follow.

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3.

Statements: The percentage of the national income shared by the top 10 per cent of households in India is 35.

Conclusions:

  1. When an economy grows fast, concentration of wealth in certain pockets of population takes place.
  2. The national income is unevenly distributed in India.

A.
Only conclusion I follows
B.
Only conclusion II follows
C.
Either I or II follows
D.
Neither I nor II follows
E.
Both I and II follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Nothing about the growth of economy is mentioned in the statement. So, I does not follow. Also, it is given that 35 per cent of national income is shared by 10 per cent of households. This indicates unequal distribution. So, II follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 4):

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III, You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

4.

Statements: Some pictures are frames. Some frames are idols. All idols are curtains.

Conclusions:

  1. Some curtains are pictures.
  2. Some curtains are frames.
  3. Some idols are frames.

A.
Only I and II follow
B.
Only II and III follow
C.
Only I and III follow
D.
All follow
E.
None of these

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

III is the converse of the second premise and so it holds.

Some pictures are frames. Some frames are idols.

Since both the premises are particular, no definite conclusion follows.

Some frames are idols. All idols are curtains.

Since one premise is particular, the conclusion must be particular and should not contain the middle term. So, it follows that 'Some frames are curtains'. III is the converse of this conclusion and so it holds.

Some pictures are frames. Some frames are curtains.

Since both the premises are particular, no definite conclusion can be drawn.

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Direction (for Q.No. 5):

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. 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 I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.

5.

Statement: 'Double your money in five months.' - An advertisement.

Assumptions:

  1. The assurance is not genuine.
  2. People want their money to grow.

A.
Only assumption I is implicit
B.
Only assumption II is implicit
C.
Either I or II is implicit
D.
Neither I nor II is implicit
E.
Both I and II are implicit

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The truth or falsity of the promise made in the statement cannot be judged. So, I is not implicit. Since the concerned firm advertises with the assurance that money can be doubled quickly by investing with it, so II is implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 6):

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.

6.

Statement: Should all the students graduating in any discipline desirous of pursuing post-graduation of the subjects of their choice be allowed to enrol in the post-graduate courses?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. The students are the best judge of their capabilities and there should not be restrictions for joining post-graduate courses.
  2. No. The students need to study relevant subjects in graduate courses to enrol in post-graduate courses and the students must fulfil such conditions.
  3. No. There are not enough institutes offering post-graduate courses which can accommodate all the graduates desirous of seeking post-graduate education of their own choice.

A.
None is strong
B.
Only I and II are strong
C.
All are strong
D.
Only I and III are strong
E.
None of these

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Only argument II is strong. The students cannot be enrolled in the courses just on the basis of their interests, but their compatibility with the same also matters. So, I does not hold. Besides, lack of institutes is no criteria to deny post-graduate courses to students. So, argument III also does not hold. II provides a genuine reason and thus holds strong.

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Direction (for Q.No. 7):

Each question given below consists of a statement, 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 and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

7.

Statement: Should India become a permanent member of UN's Security Council?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
  2. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

A.
Only argument I is strong
B.
Only argument II is strong
C.
Either I or II is strong
D.
Neither I nor II is strong
E.
Both I and II are strong

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A peace-loving nation like India can well join an international forum which seeks to bring different nations on friendly terms with each other. So, argument I holds strong. Argument II highlights a different aspect. The internal problems of a nation should not debar it from strengthening international ties. So, argument II is vague.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 8 - 9):

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. 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 I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.

8.

Statement: "Get rid of your past for future, get our new generation fridge at a discount in exchange of old"- An advertisement.

Assumptions:

  1. The sales of the new fridge may increase in the coming months.
  2. People prefer to exchange future with past.

A.
Only assumption I is implicit
B.
Only assumption II is implicit
C.
Either I or II is implicit
D.
Neither I nor II is implicit
E.
Both I and II are implicit

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Clearly, the scheme would encourage those owning an old fridge to go for a new one at a reasonable price without the hassles of disposing off the old one. So, I is implicit. Besides, an advertisement highlights that which appeals to masses and which customers crave for. So, II is also implicit.

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9.

Statement: "Present day education is in shambles and the country is going to the dogs."

Assumptions:

  1. A good education system is essential for the well-being of a nation.
  2. A good education alone is sufficient for the well-being of a nation.

A.
Only assumption I is implicit
B.
Only assumption II is implicit
C.
Either I or II is implicit
D.
Neither I nor II is implicit
E.
Both I and II are implicit

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Clearly, the statement mentions the degradation of the country with the disruption of the education system. So, I is implicit, However, it does not mean that education alone is sufficient and no other factor is responsible for the well being of the nation. So, II is not implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 10):
Look carefully at the sequence of symbols to find the pattern. Select correct pattern.
10.

A.
1
B.
2
C.
3
D.
4

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Look at each segment. You will notice that in each, the figure on the right and the figure on the left are the same; the figure in between is different. To continue this pattern in the last segment, the diamond on the left will be repeated on the right. Choice a is the only possible answer.

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Direction (for Q.No. 11):
Each problem consists of three statements. Based on the first two statements, the third statement may be true, false, or uncertain.
11.

The Kingston Mall has more stores than the Galleria.
The Four Corners Mall has fewer stores than the Galleria.
The Kingston Mall has more stores than the Four Corners Mall.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A.
true
B.
false
C.
uncertain

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

From the first two statements, you know that the Kingston Mall has the most stores, so the Kingston Mall would have more stores than the Four Corners Mall.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 12 - 13):

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.

12.

Statements: The Minister questioned the utility of the space research programme and suggested its replacement by other areas of felt national needs.

Conclusions:

  1. Exploring the space does not contribute to critical national needs.
  2. Research should be oriented to national needs.

A.
Only conclusion I follows
B.
Only conclusion II follows
C.
Either I or II follows
D.
Neither I nor II follows
E.
Both I and II follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Clearly, the statement stresses on the fact that heeding to national needs is much more important than space research programmes, which stray the concerned authorities from the former. So, both I and II follow.

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13.

Statements: The President of XYZ Party indicated that 25 independent Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) are seriously considering various options of joining some political party. But in any case all of them collectively will join one party only.

Conclusions:

  1. The 25 independent MLAs will join XYZ party in a short period of time.
  2. The 25 independent MLAs will join some other political party in a short period of time.

A.
Only conclusion I follows
B.
Only conclusion II follows
C.
Either I or II follows
D.
Neither I nor II follows
E.
Both I and II follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The statement asserts that 25 independent M.L.A.s shall join one party only. Thus, they may join XYZ or any other party. So, either I or II follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 14):

In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three given suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

14.

Statement: Over 27,000 bonded labourers identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation.

Courses of Action:

  1. More cases of bonded labourers should be identified.
  2. Till the proper rehabilitation facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not be freed.
  3. The impediments in the way of speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers should be removed.

A.
None follows
B.
Only I follows
C.
Only II follows
D.
Only III follows
E.
Only II and III follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The problem discussed here clearly hints at the need for quick rehabilitation of bonded labourers. So, only III follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 15):

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) 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.

15.

Statement: The Union Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has fixed an annual target of Rs 10,000 crores by way of tourism earnings towards the end of the current decade.

Courses of Action:

  1. There is no need of development of further new tourist spots to meet the target.
  2. The Ministry should evolve attractive packages to woo the foreign tourists to meet the target.

A.
Only I follows
B.
Only II follows
C.
Either I or II follows
D.
Neither I nor II follows
E.
Both I and II follow

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Such a high target can be achieved only by a drastic increase in the number of tourists. The tourists can be attracted only by developing spots worth seeing and providing attractive packages which seem to be a good value-for-money offer to foreign tourists. So, only II follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 16):
Three of the words will be in the same classification, the remaining one will not be. Your answer will be the one word that does NOT belong in the same classification as the others.
16.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

A.
unimportant
B.
trivial
C.
insignificant
D.
familiar

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The first three choices are all synonyms.

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Direction (for Q.No. 17):

In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as

  • (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
  • (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
  • (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
  • (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

17.

Statements:

  1. Police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the unlawful gathering of large number of people.
  2. The citizens' forum called a general strike in protest against the police atrocities.

A.
Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
B.
Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
C.
Both the statements I and II are independent causes
D.
Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes
E.
Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Clearly, the people's mass protest against the police might have instigated the latter to indulge in lathi-charge to disperse the mob.

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Direction (for Q.No. 18):
Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.
18.

Reentry occurs when a person leaves his or her social system for a period of time and then returns. Which situation below best describes Reentry ?

A.
When he is offered a better paying position, Jacob leaves the restaurant he manages to manage a new restaurant on the other side of town.
B.
Catherine is spending her junior year of college studying abroad in France.
C.
Malcolm is readjusting to civilian life after two years of overseas military service.
D.
After several miserable months, Sharon decides that she can no longer share an apartment with her roommate Hilary.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Malcolm is the only person returning to a social system that he has been away from for an extended period of time.

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Direction (for Q.No. 19):
The words in the bottom row are related in the same way as the words in the top row. For each item, find the word that completes the bottom row of words.
19.

carpenter saw nails
pediatrician stethoscope ?

A.
thermometer
B.
baby
C.
doctor
D.
illness

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In the relationship above the line, the saw and the nails are tools a carpenter uses. In the relationship below the line, the stethoscope and thermometer are tools a pediatrician uses.

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):

Each question given below consists of a statement, 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 and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

20.

Statement: Should the council of ministers once appointed be kept the same for the entire period intervening two elections?

Arguments:

  1. No. Shuffling of ministers and portfolios is a healthy democratic process.
  2. Yes. The ministers do not get a hold on their portfolio unless they are kept for a longer duration.

A.
Only argument I is strong
B.
Only argument II is strong
C.
Either I or II is strong
D.
Neither I nor II is strong
E.
Both I and II are strong

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Shuffling of Cabinet ministers is just not a regular process, but a step to ensure proper working and implementation of schemes and avoid corruption. So, none of the arguments holds strong.

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