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  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
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Direction (for Q.No. 1):

In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions, decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement and choose your answer accordingly.

1.

Statement: Give this packet to Mr. X at his residence and return immediately. In case you are likely to be late inform me - Mr. A tells his clerk.

Assumptions:

  1. The clerk never informs about his late coming.
  2. The clerk may not obey Mr. As instructions.
  3. The clerk may not inform his late coming unless instructed.

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

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Clearly, the statement is merely a reminder. So, I is not implicit. Besides, the clerk is expected to execute his boss' order. So, II is not implicit. Also, a hunch that the clerk may not inform about his late coming has led Mr. A to instruct the clerk to do so. So, III is implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 2):

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.

2.

Statement: A large number of students are reported to be dropping out of school in villages as their parents want their children to help them in farms.

Courses of Action:

  1. The government should immediately launch a programme to create awareness among the farmers about the value of education.
  2. The government should offer incentives to those farmers whose children remain in schools.
  3. Education should be made compulsory for all children up to the age of 14 and their employment banned.

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:

Literacy at basic level is the utmost need to prepare good future citizens. So, all children need to be educated. This can be achieved by creating awareness, providing incentives, enforcing education and banning employment of children. Thus, all the three courses follow.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 3 - 4):

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.

3.

Statement: Vitamin E tablets improve circulation, keep your complexion in a glowing condition.

Assumptions:

  1. People like a glowing complexion.
  2. Complexion becomes dull in the absence of circulation.

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:

Generally, only that good feature of a product is highlighted which people crave for. So, I is implicit. Since complexion glows if circulation is improved, so II is also implicit.

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4.

Statement: Traffic jams on most of the roads in the city have become a regular feature during monsoon.

Assumptions:

  1. Material used for road construction cannot withstand the fury of monsoon resulting into innumerable pot holes on the roads.
  2. Number of vehicles coming on the roads is much more in monsoon as compared to other seasons.

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 problem of traffic jams arises during monsoons not because of increased number of vehicles but due to slow movement of traffic on account of bad roads. So, only I is implicit.

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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: "Fly X airways whenever you decide to go places. Our fares are less than train fares."- An advertisement.

Assumptions:

  1. People prefer to travel by air when the fares are reasonable.
  2. The fares of other airlines are costlier than those of X airways.

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 advertisement highlights the fact that fares of X airways are less than train fares. This implies that people would prefer to travel by air rather than by train if they do not have to pay extra for it. So I is implicit. Besides, this feature also reveals that fares of X airways are lower than those of other airlines. So, II is also implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 6):

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.

6.

Statement: The economic condition of the country has gone from bad to worse.

Assumptions:

  1. The government has failed to tackle economic problems.
  2. People are not cooperating with the government.

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:

The statement implies that the existing economic problems have worsened. So, I is implicit. Nothing about the people's attitude is mentioned. So, II is not implicit.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 7 - 8):
Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next.
7.

13 29 15 26 17 23 19

A.
21 23
B.
20 21
C.
20 17
D.
25 27
E.
22 20

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Here, there are two alternating patterns, with every other number following a different pattern. The first pattern begins with 13 and adds 2 to each number to arrive at the next; the alternating pattern begins with 29 and subtracts 3 each time.

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8.

2 44 4 41 6 38 8

A.
10 12
B.
35 32
C.
34 9
D.
35 10
E.
10 52

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Here, there are two alternating patterns, one addition and one subtraction. The first starts with 2 and increases by 2; the second starts with 44 and decreases by 3.

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Direction (for Q.No. 9):
Translate from an imaginary language into English. Then, look for the word elements that appear both on the list and in the answer choices.
9.

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
mallonpiml means blue light
mallontifl means blueberry
arpantifl means raspberry
Which word could mean "lighthouse"?

A.
tiflmallon
B.
pimlarpan
C.
mallonarpan
D.
pimldoken

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Mallon means blue; pimlmeans light; tifl means berry; and arpan means "rasp" in raspberry. The word piml, which means light, is required for the word lighthouse. That rules out choices a and c. Arpan in choice b means "rasp", so that rules out choice b. That leaves choice d the only possible answer.

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Direction (for Q.No. 10):
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.
10.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

A.
dodge
B.
flee
C.
duck
D.
avoid

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Dodge, duck, and avoid are all synonyms meaning evade. Flee means to run away from.

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Direction (for Q.No. 11):

In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions, decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement and choose your answer accordingly.

11.

Statement: The Reserve Bank of India has directed the banks to refuse fresh loans to major defaulters.

Assumptions:

  1. The banks may still give loans to the defaulters.
  2. The defaulters may repay the earlier loan to get fresh loan.
  3. The banks may recover the bad loans through such harsh measures.

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

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Clearly, loans to only major defaulters is being refused. So, the banks may still give loans to some defaulters. Thus, I is implicit. Also, the RBI's decision is a measure to recover the previous loans, since one would have to clear the old debts so as to get a fresh loan. So, both II and III are also implicit.

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Direction (for Q.No. 12):

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.

12.

Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges be abolished?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism.
  2. No, teaching faculty will lose control over students.

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:

Abolishing the internal assessment would surely reduce favouritism on personal grounds because the teachers would not be involved in examination system so that they cannot extend personal benefits to anyone. So, argument I holds strong. But it will not affect the control of teaching faculty on students because still the teachers would be teaching them. So, argument II is vague.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 13 - 14):

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.

13.

Statements: Death keeps no calendar.

Conclusions:

  1. Man must die one day.
  2. Death can come at any 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 E

Explanation:

Both I and II directly follow from the statement.

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14.

Statements: Company X has a record of manufacturing cameras of quality and the latest design so that you do not spoil even a single shot irrespective of the weather conditions.

Conclusions:

  1. No other company except X is reputed in the camera industry.
  2. Anyone can take an acceptable shot with camera X.

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:

Clearly, the statement talks of Company X only and no other company. So, I does not follow. Also, it is mentioned that one can take a good shot even in bad weather conditions with a camera of Company X. So, II follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 15):

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.

15.

Statement: Should there be more than one High Court in each state in India?

Arguments:

  1. No. This will be a sheer wastage of taxpayers' money.
  2. Yes. This will help reduce the backlog of cases pending for a very long time.

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:

Clearly, an increase in the number of High Courts will surely speed up the work and help to do away with the pending cases. So, argument II holds strong. In light of this, the expenditure incurred would be 'utilization', not 'wastage' of money. So, argument I does not hold.

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 16 - 17):

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.

16.

Statements: Women's organisations in India have welcomed the amendment of the Industrial Employment Rules 1946 to curb sexual harassment at the work place.

Conclusions:

  1. Sexual harassment of women at work place is more prevalent in India as compared to other developed countries.
  2. Many organisations in India will stop recruiting women to avoid such problems.

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 D

Explanation:

The fact that a certain rule has been more welcomed in a certain country does not imply that the problem is more prevalent there. So, I does not follow. Also, the amendment seeks to discourage only sexual harassment of women and shall in no way discourage employment of women. So, II also does not follow.

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17.

Statements: Our securities investments carry market risk. Consult your investment advisor or agent before investing.

Conclusions:

  1. One should not invest in securities.
  2. The investment advisor calculates the market risk with certainty.

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:

Investment in securities involves risk. This does not mean that one should not invest in securities. So, I does not follow. Since the statement advises one to consult investment advisor before investing, so II follows.

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Direction (for Q.No. 18):

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.

18.

Statement: Should "literacy" be the minimum criterion for becoming a voter in India?

Arguments:

  1. No. Mere literacy is no guarantee of political maturity of an individual.
  2. Yes. Illiterate people are less likely to make politically wiser decisions of voting for a right candidate or party.
  3. No. Voting is the constitutional right of every citizen.

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

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Clearly, illiterate people lack will power and maturity in thoughts. They may easily be misled into false convictions or lured into temptations to vote for a particular group. So, argument II holds. However, a person is literate does not mean that he is conscious of all political movements, which requires practical awareness of everyday events. Thus, I also holds strong. Besides, Constitution has extended the right to vote equally to all its citizens. Hence, III also holds.

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Direction (for Q.No. 19):
Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next.
19.

3 8 13 18 23 28 33

A.
39 44
B.
38 44
C.
38 43
D.
37 42
E.
33 38

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In this simple addition series, each number is 5 greater than the previous number.

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):
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.
20.

BCB, DED, FGF, HIH, ___

A.
JKJ
B.
HJH
C.
IJI
D.
JHJ

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

Explanation:

This series consists of a simple alphabetical order with the first two letters of all segments: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K. The third letter of each segment is a repetition of the first letter.

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