Reasoning Question for 29 May 2015

1- Statement: Unemployment allowance should be given to all unemployed Indian youth above 18 years of age.

Assumptions:

1- There are unemployed youth in India who needs monetary support.
2- The government has sufficient funds to provide allowance to all unemployed youth.

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

2- Statement: Please do not use lift while going down – an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building.

Assumptions:

1- While going down, the lift is unable to carry any load.
2- Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.

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

3- Statement: Government has permitted unaided colleges to increase their fees.

Assumptions:

1- Unaided colleges are in financial difficulties.
2- Aided colleges do not need to increase fees.

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

4- Statement: “This drink can be had either as it is, or after adding ice to it.” – An advertisement.

Assumptions:

1- People differ in their preferences.
2- Some people will get attracted to the drink as it can be had as it is.

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

Reasoning Questions for 28 May 2015

Direction:

Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.

1. People speculate when they consider a situation and assume something to be true based on inconclusive evidence. Which situation below is the best example of Speculation ?

A. Francine decides that it would be appropriate to wear jeans to her new office on Friday after reading about “Casual Fridays” in her employee handbook.

B. Mary spends thirty minutes sitting in traffic and wishes that she took the train instead of driving.

C.After consulting several guidebooks and her travel agent, Jennifer feels confident that the hotel she has chosen is first-rate.

D.When Emily opens the door in tears, Theo guesses that she’s had a death in her family.

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.

Direction:

2. In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the f`ollowing 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.

Assumptions:

The government has enough funds to meet the expenses due to compensation.
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

Direction:

3. 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.

Statement: The State Government has abolished the scheme of providing concessional air ticket to students.

Assumptions:

Students will not travel by air in future.
The students who resort to travel by air can bear the expenses of air ticket.

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

Reasoning Questions for 27 May 2015

1. Statement: “If you trouble me, I will slap you.” – A mother warns her child.

Assumptions:

  • With the warning, the child may stop troubling her.
  • All children are basically naughty.

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

2. Statement: A’s advice to B – “Go to Jammu via Amritsar – the shortest route”.

Assumptions:

  • B wishes to go to Jammu.
  • A gives advice to everybody.

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

3. Statement: The campaign of ‘Keep your city clean’ started by the Civil Council did not evoke any response from the citizens.

Assumptions:

  • People do not desire to keep their city clean.
  • The Civil Council has failed in its campaign.

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

4. Statement: The coffee powder of company X is quite better in taste than the much advertised coffee of company Y.

Assumptions:

  • If your product is not good, your spend more on advertisement.
  • Some people are tempted to buy a product by the advertisement.

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

5. Statement: Of all the radio sets manufactured in India, the ‘X’ brand has the largest sale.

Assumptions:

  • The sale of all the radio sets manufactured in India is known.
  • The manufacturing of no other radio set in India is as large as ‘X’ brand radio.

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

Reasoning Questions on 26 May 2015

Directions to Solve

Each of the following questions contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it.

1. The attainment of individual and organisational goals is mutually interdependent and linked by a common denominator – employee work motivation. Organisational members are motivated to satisfy their personal goals, and they contribute their efforts to the attainment of organisational objectives as means of achieving these personal goals.

The passage best supports the statement that motivation –
A. encourages an individual to give priority to personal goals over organisational goals.
B. is crucial for the survival of an individual and organisation.
C. is the product of an individual’s physical and mental energy.
D. is the external force which induces an individual to contribute his efforts.
E. makes organisation and society inseparable.

2. Though the waste of time or the expenditure on fashions is very large, yet fashions have come to stay. They will not go, come what may. However, what is now required is that strong efforts should be made to displace the excessive craze for fashion from the minds of these youngsters.

The passage best supports the statement that:
A. fashion is the need of the day.
B. the excessive craze for fashion is detrimental to one’s personality.
C. the hoard for fashion should be done away with so as not to let down the constructive development.
D. work and other activities should be valued more than the outward appearance.

3. Throughout the ages the businessman has helped build civilisation’s great cities, provided people with luxuries and artists with patronage, and lift his fellow citizens to understand the standard of living. In the last few centuries the businessman has seeded the Industrial Revolution around the world.

The passage best supports the statement that the businessman –
A. is accountable to the society.
B. lives luxurious and comfortable life.
C. is the beneficiary of the Industrial Revolution.
D. is capable of raising his standard of living.
E. has contributed to the growth of civilisation.

4. The virtue of art does not allow the work to be interfered with or immediately ruled by anything other than itself. It insists that it alone shall touch the work in order to bring it into being. Art requires that nothing shall attain the work except through art itself.

This passage best supports the statement that:
A. art is governed by external rules and conditions.
B. art is for the sake of art and life.
C. art is for the sake of art alone.
D. artist realises his dreams through his artistic creation.
E. artist should use his art for the sake of society.

5. Exports and imports, a swelling favourable balance of trade, investments and bank-balances, are not an index or a balance sheet of national prosperity. Till the beginning of the Second World War, English exports were noticeably greater than what they are today. And yet England has greater national prosperity today than it ever had. Because the income of average Englishmen, working as field and factory labourers, clerks, policemen, petty shopkeepers and shop assistants, domestic workers and other low-paid workers, has gone up.

The passage best supports the statement that:
A. a country’s economic standard can be best adjudged by per capital income.
B. a country’s balance of trade is the main criteria of determining its economic prosperity.
C. a nation’s economy strengthens with the increase in exports.
D. English trade has continually increased since the Second World War.