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Instruction:

  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
  • Each question carry 1 mark, no negative marks.
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Direction (for Q.No. 1):

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.

1.

Statement: Should all the management institutes in the country be brought under government control?

Arguments:

  1. No. The government does not have adequate resources to run such institutes effectively.
  2. No. Each institute should be given freedom to function on its own.
  3. Yes. This will enable to have standardized education for all the students.
  4. Yes. Only then the quality of education would be improved.

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

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Clearly, the government can pool up resources to run such institutes, if that can benefit the citizens. So, I does not hold strong. II does not provide any convincing reason. Also, it is not obligatory that government control over the institutes would ensure better education than that at present. So, both III and IV also do not hold.

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Direction (for Q.No. 2):
In these series, you will be looking at both the letter pattern and the number pattern. Fill the blank in the middle of the series or end of the series.
2.

JAK, KBL, LCM, MDN, _____

A.
OEP
B.
NEO
C.
MEN
D.
PFQ

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

This is an alternating series in alphabetical order. The middle letters follow the order ABCDE. The first and third letters are alphabetical beginning with J. The third letter is repeated as a first letter in each subsequent three-letter segment.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 3 - 6):

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.

3.

Statement: Most of the development plans develop in papers only.

Courses of Action:

  1. The in-charges should be instructed to supervise the field-work regularly.
  2. The supply of paper to such departments should be cut short.

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 A

Explanation:

Clearly, proper supervision alone can see the development in practice. So, only course I follows.

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4.

Statement: Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have agreed in principle to set up a joint control board for better control, management and productivity of several inter-state multipurpose projects.

Courses of Action:

  1. Other neighbouring states should set up such control boards.
  2. The proposed control board should not be allowed to function as such joint boards are always ineffective.

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 A

Explanation:

The effectiveness of such Control Boards is established by the fact that Orissa and A.P. have agreed to it for better control of its multipurpose projects. So, only course I follows.

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5.

Statement: The police department has come under a cloud with recent revelations that at least two senior police officials are suspected to have been involved in the illegal sale of a large quantity of weapons from the state police armoury.

Courses of Action:

  1. A thorough investigation should be ordered by the State Government to bring out all those who are involved into the illegal sale of arms.
  2. State police armoury should be kept under Central Government's control.

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 A

Explanation:

Clearly, the situation demands finding out the real culprits first. So, only I follow.

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6.

Statement: The sale of a particular product has gone down considerably causing great concern to the company.

Courses of Action:

  1. The company should make a proper study of rival products in the market.
  2. The price of the product should be reduced and quality improved.

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 A

Explanation:

Clearly, a study of rival products in the market will help assess the cause for the lowering down of sales and then a suitable action can be taken. Thus, only I follow.

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Direction (for Q.No. 7):
A good way to figure out the relationship in a given question is to make up a sentence that describes the relationship between the first two words. Then, try to use the same sentence to find out which of the answer choices completes the same relationship with the third word.
7.

Reptile is to lizard as flower is to

A.
petal
B.
stem
C.
daisy
D.
alligator

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A lizard is a type of reptile; a daisy is a type of flower. Choices a and b are incorrect because a petal and a stem are parts of a flower, not types of flowers. (Choice d) is incorrect because an alligator is another type of reptile, not a type of flower.

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Direction (for Q.No. 8):
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.
8.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

A.
parsley
B.
basil
C.
dill
D.
mayonnaise

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Parsley, basil, and dill are types of herbs. Mayonnaise is not an herb.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 9 - 10):
Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.
9.

PHOBIC : FEARFUL

A.
finicky : thoughtful
B.
cautious : emotional
C.
envious : desiring
D.
shy : familiar
E.
asinine : silly

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

To be phobic is to be extremely fearful; to be asinine is to be extremely silly.

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10.

COBBLER : SHOE

A.
jockey : horse
B.
contractor : building
C.
mason : stone
D.
cowboy : boot
E.
potter : paint

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A cobbler makes and repairs shoes; a contractor builds and repairs buildings.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 11 - 13):

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.

11.

Statement: "You are hereby appointed as a programmer with a probation period of one year and your performance will be reviewed at the end of the period for confirmation." - A line in an appointment letter.

Assumptions:

  1. The performance of an individual generally is not known at the time of appointment offer.
  2. Generally an individual tries to prove his worth in the probation period.

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:

The performance of the individual has to be tested over a span of time as the statement mentions. So, I is implicit. The statement mentions that the individual's worth shall be reviewed (during probation period) before confirmation. So, II is also implicit.

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12.

Statement: The government has decided to pay compensation to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh to the family members of those who are killed in railway accidents.

Assumptions:

  1. The government has enough funds to meet the expenses due to compensation.
  2. There may be reduction in incidents of railway accidents in near future.

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 amount of compensation must have been decided keeping in mind the monetary position of the Government. So, I is implicit. However, nothing can be said about the frequency of railway accidents in future. So, II is not implicit.

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13.

Statement: The State government has decided to appoint four thousand primary school teachers during the next financial year.

Assumptions:

  1. There are enough schools in the state to accommodate four thousand additional primary school teachers.
  2. The eligible candidates may not be interested to apply as the government may not finally appoint such a large number of primary school teachers.

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:

Such decisions as given in the statement are taken only after taking the existing vacancies into consideration. So, I implicit while II isn't.

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Direction (for Q.No. 14):

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.

14.

Statement: Should India create a huge oil reserve like some Western countries to face difficult situations in future?

Arguments:

  1. No. There is no need to block huge amount of foreign exchange and keep the money idle.
  2. Yes. This will help India withstand shocks of sudden rise in oil prices due to unforeseen circumstances.

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 B

Explanation:

Oil, being an essential commodity, our country must keep it in reserve. So, argument I is vague, while argument II holds as it provides a substantial reason for the same.

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Direction (for Q.No. 15):
Every one of the following questions consists of a related pair of words, followed by five pairs of words. Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.
15.

BINDING : BOOK

A.
criminal : gang
B.
display : museum
C.
artist : carpenter
D.
nail : hammer
E.
frame : picture

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

A binding surrounds a book; a frame surrounds a picture.

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Direction (for Q.No. 16):
Each question presents a situation and asks you to make a judgment regarding that particular circumstance. Choose an answer based on given information.
16.

Rita, an accomplished pastry chef who is well known for her artistic and exquisite wedding cakes, opened a bakery one year ago and is surprised that business has been so slow. A consultant she hired to conduct market research has reported that the local population doesn't think of her shop as one they would visit on a daily basis but rather a place they'd visit if they were celebrating a special occasion. Which of the following strategies should Rita employ to increase her daily business?

A.
making coupons available that entitle the coupon holder to receive a 25% discount on wedding, anniversary, or birthday cakes
B.
exhibiting at the next Bridal Expo and having pieces of one of her wedding cakes available for tasting
C.
placing a series of ads in the local newspaper that advertise the wide array of breads
D.
moving the bakery to the other side of town

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

This is the only option that would encourage people to think of the bakery as a shop they would visit regularly and not just on special occasions.

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Direction (for Q.No. 17):

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.

17.

Statement: "Please put more people on the job to make up for the delay."

Assumptions:

  1. Delay is inevitable in most jobs.
  2. Output will increase with more number of people on the job.

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 advice tells to 'make up for the delay' showing that delay is not to be done. So, I is not implicit. Since increase in number of people will make up for the delay, it means the output will increase with this increase in number. So, II is implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 18):
Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next.
18.

6 10 14 18 22 26 30

A.
36 40
B.
33 37
C.
38 42
D.
34 36
E.
34 38

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

This simple addition series adds 4 to each number to arrive at the next.

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Direction (for Q.No. 19):
Read the question carefully and choose the correct answer.
19.

Four defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?

A.
Burton
B.
Zeller
C.
Jenkins
D.
Calvin

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

After all the switching was done, Jenkins was directly behind the receiver. Calvin and Burton had fallen. Zeller remained in the rear.

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):

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.

20.

Statement: The condition of all the major roads in the city has deteriorated due to incessant rain during the last two months.

Courses of Action:

  1. The city civic authority should deploy additional traffic staff to regulate the vehicular movement.
  2. The city civic authority should immediately make arrangements for repairs of the damaged roads.
  3. Motorists should be alerted at various places by putting up sign boards about the bad patches of the roads to enable them to plan their journey accordingly.

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 D

Explanation:

Clearly, all the given courses of action aim at either getting the damaged roads repaired or regulating movement of traffic on, bad roads and making journey easy for all vehicle owners. So, all the courses follow.

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