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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] ALGEBRA 1. Statements: “I do
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1.
Statements:
“I do not like to give consumer goods as a wedding gift. I prefer to give cash” – A tells B.
Assumptions:
I.
A is invited at weddings
II.
Some people give consumer goods as wedding gifts.
III.
Some people give useless things as wedding gifts.
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
All are implicit
(e) none is implicit
2.
Statement:
“The prime minister is expected to announce an expansion in his ministry shortly” – a newspaper report
Assumptions:
I.
The newspaper has quoted authentic sources
II.
The newspaper has reliable sources for the news
III.
The prime minister has the power for the news
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
All are implicit
(e) only I is implicit
3.
Statement:
“You cannot solve such questions without consulting a diagram”. Difficult questions need diagrams for
solving. – A teacher tells his students.
Assumptions:
I.
The students are not intelligent
II.
The problem cannot be solved
III.
Such questions are difficult
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) only II is implicit
(d)
Only III is implicit
(e) none is implicit
4.
Statement:
“You should not drink whisky. You must take care of your health” – A tells his friends
Assumptions:
I. A knows about the ill-effects of whisky
II. Whisky is intoxicating
III. Whisky is not good for health
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] (a) Only III are implicit
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(a)
Only III are implicit
(b) I and II are implicit
(c) II and III are implicit
(d)
I and III are implicit
(e) all are implicit
5.
Statement:
“I have decided to cut down on coffee. People tell me that caffeine is not good for health”. A tells B.
Assumptions:
I.
Coffee contains caffeine
II.
People are correct in their views about coffee
III.
B may also cut down on coffee
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) All are implicit
(c) Only I is implicit
(d)
Only II is implicit
(e) Only III is implicit
6.
Statement:
“We buy used imported items. Contact us at the earliest” – An advertisement
Assumptions:
I.
Used imported items may not be useless
II.
There are people who are willing to sell used imported items.
III.
The advertisement will be read by people who may sell such items.
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
All are implicit
(e) only II is implicit
7.
Statement:
“If he proves a single charge against me, I vow that I will quit politics for ever. Said a politician in a
speech”
Assumptions:
I.
The charges leveled against the politician are false
II.
The charges leveled against the politician are beyond proof even if true.
III.
The politician is fed up of politics.
(a)
Only I is implicit
(b) only II is implicit
(c) only III is implicit
(d)
I and III are implicit
(e) II and III are implicit
8.
Statement:
“History will not forgive them. They have tried to science the voice of peace. Violence can never silence
peace.” – A leader while expressing grief over the assassination of Israeli leader Yitzak Rabin.
Assumptions:
I. Mr. Rabin was a follower of history
II. Mr. Rabin was a champion of peace
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] III. Mr. Rabin was killed
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III.
Mr. Rabin was killed by Jew fundamentalists
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
Only I is implicit
(e) Only II is implicit
9. Statement:
“Clearly, the judiciary cannot provide all answers. But it seems the public, weary of an inactive executive,
is turning to the Supreme Court as a last resort.” – An article
Assumptions:
I.
The Supreme Court is above the executive
II.
The Supreme Court is more active than the executive
III.
The executive does not have sufficient powers.
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
Only I is implicit
(e) Only II is implicit
10.
Statement:
“No democracy has paid a heavier price of adult franchise than India. Illiterate people after being given
the power to vote have ushered in a kind of functional anarchy.” – Excerpts from a speech.
Assumptions:
I.
Adult franchise is not a healthy thing for a democracy.
II.
Only literate people should be given the right to vote.
III.
There is functional anarchy in India.
(a)
Only I is implicit
(b) only II is implicit
(c) only III is implicit
(d)
I and III are implicit
(e) II and III are implicit
11.
Statement:
“You won’t get sweets at any cost. I will not let you eat things that are not good for your teeth.” – A
mother tells her child.
Assumptions:
I.
The mother cares for her child
II.
Sweets are not good for health
III.
The mother has the authority to decide what her child is to eat
(a)
I and II are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
All are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(e) none of these
12.
Statement:
“Washing powder safed for a washing that is brightest and cleanest and cheap too” – an advertisement.
Assumptions:
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] I. Safed is a good
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Safed is a good washing powder
II.
People want cheap washing
III.
People accord price a secondary importance
(a)
I and II are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
All are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(e) none of these
13.
Statement:
“There is so much noise out here. How can a sincere student study here?” – A mother of a student tells
her husband
Assumptions:
I.
Noise is not very conductive to children
II.
Noise may hamper study
III.
The mother cares for her child’s health
(a)
Only II is implicit
(b) I and II are implicit
(e) all are implicit
(c) II and III are implicit
(d)
Only III is implicit
14.
Statement:
“I think we will win. We have got the most talented scorers on our side” – The national hockey coach in an
interview
Assumptions:
I.
Talented scorers are crucial for any team’s victory
II.
Hockey is different from other sports
III.
Chances of victory are different from actual occurrences of victory
(a)
Only I is implicit
(b) only II is implicit
(c) only III is implicit
(d)
I and II are implicit
(e) I and III are implicit
15.
Statement:
“This is a gun in my hand. So you better behave like a good boy and bring out all your valuables without
calling the police” – A thief tells a housekeeper.
Assumptions:
I.
When people see a gun they behave like good boys
II.
Fear brings a sense of surrender
III.
The police should not be called when people are afraid
(a)
I and II are implicit
(b) II and III are implicit
(c) I and III are implicit
(d)
Only II is implicit
(e) only I is implicit
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] Directions (16-20): In each question
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Directions (16-20): 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, even if they are at variance with the
commonly known facts. Then consider the two conclusions together ignoring the commonly known facts
and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the
statement. Give answer as
1) If only conclusion I follow
4) If neither I nor II follow
2) If only conclusion II follow
5) If both I and II follow
3) If either I or II follow
16.
Statement:
International Monetary Fund forecast an economic recovery in India this year because of a good monsoon.
Conclusions:
I. Eight per cent growth target will not remain elusive
II. Efforts made by the government to check fiscal deficit as well as for an economic reform will witness a
new momentum
17.
Statement:
Several banks which have turned around and which have raised their capital adequacy and profitability to
healthy levels have since announced plans to return the government equity
Conclusions:
I. The move is likely to embolden the customer’s faith in the bank’s accountability
II. The additional equity provided by the government to the weak banks helped them regain their health
18.
Statement:
“Older people who fall asleep early and sleep through the night may live longer than their peers who have
trouble with sleep” – A report
Conclusions:
I. Older adults are more likely to report problems with sleeping than other age groups
II. People who spend the most or least amount of time in the dream phase of sleep have a shorter life
span than those with an average amount.
19.
Statement:
Excessive cola consumption causes bone mineral density (BMD) loss in women only probably because of
the phosphoric acid content in the drinks.
Conclusions:
I. Bone structure is maintained through b a l a n c e among phosphoric, calcium and vitamin D
II. The phosphoric acid in colas causes imbalances in bone consumption
20.
Statement:
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] Globally, one in every twelve
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Globally, one in every twelve jobs is linked with travel-and tourism generated activity and this could
increase up to one in eleven jobs by 2011.
Conclusions:
I. Tourism has emerged as an economic activity of immense global importance
II. Tourism is an important segment of the world’s economy, especially in terms of its contribution.
Directions (21-25): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to
distinguish between “strong” argument and “weak” argument insofar 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 a “strong” argument is and which a “weak” argument is. Give answer
1) If only argument I is “strong” 2) If only argument II is “strong’ 3) If either I or II is “strong”
4) If neither I nor II is “strong” 5) If both I and II are “strong”
21.
Statement:
Should legal professionals of India have the right to go on strike?
Arguments:
I.
No, India is already facing a backlog of about three crore cases countrywide due to frequent strikes of
lawyers. Another strike will only enhance the grievances of the aggrieved clients.
II.
Yes, legal professionals are also a part of our society. If they feel that their dignity, independence and
integrity has been lowered, strike would be the only meaningful weapon for them.
22.
Statement:
Should there be a free phone service for children in distress?
Arguments:
I. Yes, child is the father of man
II. No, this will be misused by children
23.
Statement:
Should citizens of India have the right to access information from the government?
Arguments:
I.
Yes, more than twenty countries have equipped their citizens with the right to access information from
their respective governments
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] II. Yes, the move provide
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II.
Yes, the move provide openness in government functioning and ensure transparency and accountability
in it.
24.
Statement:
Should a rapist be sentenced to life imprisonment in India?
Arguments:
I.
Yes, there is an enormous increase in incidence of rape and crime against women all over India and the
existing provisions for punishment are not so stringent that the case of rapes can be reduced.
II.
Yes, punishment for rape should be more than that for murder as the rape victim suffers for her entire
life.
25.
Statement:
Should proliferation of credit cards in the country be restricted?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the facility provided through it makes a person spendthrift.
II. No, the facility provided through it makes the card holder high-tech.
Set 2
1. Statement: Many people in the locality have fallen sick and admitted in the local hospital after
consuming sweets served during a community meal.
Course of Action:
I. The police should immediately arrest all the people responsible for making the sweets.
II. The people admitted in the local hospital should immediately be shifted to bigger hospitals.
III. The local food and drug authority should investigate to find out the cause of the sickness and take
necessary Action.
a)
Only I and III follow b) Only II and III follow c) Only II Follows d) All follow
e)
None follows
2. Statement: Many management institutes in the city have enrolled a large number of students for
management courses which are not recognized of technical education.
Courses of Action:
I.
All these management institutes should immediately be derecognized by the university and the
department of technical education.
II.
All these management institutes should be asked to refund fees to all such students and enroll them
only for recognized course
III.
All such students should be advised to switch over to the recognized courses in other institutes.
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a) Only I follows b) Only II follows c) Only III Follows d) Only II and III follow
e)
None of the above
3.
Statement: Large numbers of students have failed in the recently held SSC final examination due to
their performance in the English Language paper.
Courses of Action:
I.
The government should immediately issue a circular to all the schools to appoint competent English
Language teachers.
II.
The government should immediately instruct all the schools to send their English language teachers for
refresher courses to be conducted by the government.
III. The government should instruct the examining body to lower the difficulty level of the English
language paper in the future examinations.
a)
None follows b) Only I follows c) Only III follows d) Only II and III follow
e)
All follow
4.
Statement: Every year during monsoon quite a few people get drowned and die swimming in the sea
on various beaches in the city.
Courses of Action:
I. The civic administration should deploy at least two life guards on each of the beaches during monsoon.
II. The civic administration should make arrangements to caution people whole swimming in the sea
during monsoon.
III. The civic administration should put up prominent sign posts near the treacherous parts of the beaches
advising people not to venture into the sea in the monsoon season.
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
5.
Statement: It is feared by the experts that there may be deficient rainfall in many parts of the country
due to weak monsoon.
Courses of Action:
I.
The government should immediately set up a committee of experts to study the amount of rainfall in
various parts of the country
II.
The government should make arrangement for providing relief supplies to the areas affected due to
poor monsoon.
III. The farmers in the affected areas should be advised to switch over to crops requiring less water during
the Kharif season.
a)
Only I follows b) Only II follows c) Only III follows d) Only I and III follow e) None of these
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] Directions for Q. no. 6-10:
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Directions for Q. no. 6-10: In each of the questions below a statement is given followed by three
courses of action numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or an administrative decision to be
taken for improvement, follow up a further action in regard to 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 suggested course(s) of action logically follow(s) worth Pursuing.
6.
Occurrences of natural calamities have now increased as compared to the situation five year ago.
Courses of Action:
I.
Government should always be ready with the action plan for disaster management.
II. Government should not permit development activities which are likely to cause harm to nature.
III.
Government should appoints a committee of environmentalists and scientists to work out plans to
handle various calamities.
a)
Only I and II follow
b) Only I and III follow
c) Only II and III follow
d) All Follow
e)
None of these
7.
Despite increasing BPO jobs in our country, a large number of educated youth are unemployed
Courses of Action:
I.
Government should give unemployment allowance to all unemployed youth
II. Government should introduce various schemes in different areas that will generate employment
opportunities.
III.
Efforts should be made by the society and the government to encourage the youth for vocational
education.
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
8.
Cases of asthama sufferers have been rising, particularly in the big cities.
Courses of Action:
I.
Civic Authorities should ensure adequate supply of medicines at normal rates.
II. Civic authorities need to control the air pollution caused due to emission from vehicles.
III. Act of tree- cutting without permission should be severely punished.
a)
Only I and II follow
b) Only II and III follow
c) Only III Follows
d)
Only II follows
e) None of these
9.
Many students at school and degree level are not able to master the subjects even if they have passed
out with high scores.
Courses of Action:
I.
Education Boards should examine and revise the examination system to tap the real talent.
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R.A.C.E Rapid Academy of Competitive Exams [Unit of Seeman Education] II. Examination system at all
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II. Examination system at all levels should be so designed as to discourage rote learning.
III. Difficulty level of the examination papers should be significantly increased
a)
Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Both I and II follow
d) Either I or II follows
e)
None of these
10.
A large number of management institutes are mushrooming all over the country and not all the MBA’s
coming out are worth it.
Courses of Action:
I. The government should follow stringent norms for granting permission to the management institutes.
II. The students while taking admission should examine the market value for the degree, they are going to
get.
III.
The employers should make MBA as an essential qualification only for the positions where it is
genuinely essential.
a)
Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Both I and II follow
d) All follow
e)
None of these
Directions for Q.No.11-15: In each questions, a statement is followed by three courses of action
numbered I, II and III. Assume everything in the statement to be true. Decide which of the three given
suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.
11.
Statement: In one of the most accidents on a railway level crossing, fifty people died when a bus
carrying them collided with a running train.
Courses of Actions:
I. The train driver should immediately be suspended.
II. The driver of the bus should be tried in court for negligence on his part
III. The railways authorities should be asked to man all its level crossings.
a) None follows
b) Only III follows
c) Only I and II follow
d) All follow
12.
Statement: There was a spurt in criminal activities in the city during the recent festival season.
Courses of Actions:
I. The police should immediately investigate into the causes of this increase
II. In future the police should take adequate precautions to avoid recurrence of such a situation during
festivals.
III. The known Criminals should be arrested before e any such reason
a) None follows
b) Only II and III follow
c) Only I and II follow
d) All follow
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13.
Statement: A mass mortality of shrimps in ponds on entire Andhra coast has recently been reported
due to the presence of a virus.
Courses of Actions:
I. The water of the ponds affected should immediately be treated for identifying the nature of the virus.
II. The catching of shrimps from the ponds should temporarily be stopped
III. The fisherman should be asked to watch for the onset of such phenomenon in nature.
a)
Only I follows
b) All follow
c) Only I and II follow
d) Only II and III follow
14.
Statement: the weather bureau has through a recent bulletin forecast heavy rainfall during the next
week which may cause water logging in several parts of the city.
Courses of Actions:
I. The bulletin should be given wide publicity through the mass media
II. The civic authority should keep in readiness the pumping system for removal of water from these
parts.
III. The people should be advised to stay indoors during period
a) None follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only I and II follow
d) Only II and III follow
15.
Statement: The world will have to feed more than billions people in the next century, of whom half
will be in Asia and will eat rice as their staple food.
Courses of Action:
I. More funds should immediately be allocated for rice research to help ensure adequate supplies.
II. The people in Asia should be encouraged to change their food habits.
III. The rice should be grown in countries outside Asia to meet the demand.
a)
Only I and II follow
b) All follow
c) Only II and III follow
d) Only I and II follow
Direction:
The south Asian region has its own regional identity. The common issues or themes shared by the
south Asian national are colonial rule, underdevelopment, unemployment, illiteracy, poverty, gender
inequality and relatively unstable political system, as compared to the developed nations. All these
countries have been ruled by western powers for quite some time. The economy is still in a developing
stage. Almost half of the populations is illiterate and mass unemployment has resulted in immense
poverty. There have been frequent changes in governments. Women in most of south Asian countries are
an object of physical and mental oppression.
16. Pakistan has seen more governments than India.
17. 30 million Indians are illiterate
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18. The situation of women is better in the developed nations than in south Asian countries
19. The Gross domestic product of most of the South Asian countries is below the world average.
20. The number of female entrepreneurs is more in south Asian nations than that of male ones.
Direction:
The election commission has imposed controls on three types of expenses – deployment of
vehicles, publicity and payment to the voters-by activating the people’s representative Act and evolving a
code of conduct for parties and candidates. First, the ceiling on election expenses (fixed in 1984) was
raised by three times to make it realistic in the light of the huge costs involved to conduct campaigns in a
larger constituency. (The ceiling of Rs. 50,000, which was fixed in 1984, was found to be too low to
conduct a campaign in a constituency which has a population between 75,000 and seven lakhs spread
over 200-500 sq. km). This has helped many candidates stick to the ceiling and also present realistic
accounts.
21. The ceiling on election now stands at Rs 1.5 lakh
22. Candidate are required to present accounts of their spending in an election
23. Some candidate have been paying to the voters in order to get votes.
24. People’s Representative Act was passed in 1984.
25. Almost no candidate has been sticking to the ceiling on expenses fixed by the election commission.
Set 3
Directions (Q.1-10): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to
distinguish between ‘strong’ argument and weak argument. A strong argument must be ‘both’
important and directly relate to the question. A weak argument may not be related to the trivial
aspect of the question. Each question below is followed by three arguments, numbered I, II
and III. You have to decide which of the arguments is ‘strong’ and which is ‘weak’.
1. Statement: Should religion be taught in our schools?
Arguments:
I. No, ours is a secular state.
II. Yes, teaching religion helps inculcate moral values among children.
III. No, how can one dream of such a step when we want the young generation to fulfill its role in the 21 st
century.
(a) All are strong (b) None is strong (c) Only I is strong (d) Only II is strong
(e) I and III are strong
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2.
Statement: Should there be a total ban on tobacco product and smoking in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it is wrong to smoke away millions of money?
II. No, it will throw thousands of workers in the tobacco industry out of employment.
III. No, the government will loose huge amount of money as it will not care by way of taxes on these
products.
(a)
None is strong
(b) I and II are strong
(c) II is strong
(d)
II and III are strong
(e) All are strong
3.
Statement: Should the government ban all forms of protests including strikes and precessions?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this is the only way to teach discipline to the employees.
II. No, argument cannot deprive its citizens of their basic rights.
III. Yes, this is the only way to ensure maximum productivity without disruption of work.
(a)
Only II is strong
(b) I and II are strong
(c) III is strong
(d)
I and III are strong
(e) All are strong
4.
Statement: Should India acquire/manufacture the latest nuclear weapons?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the enemies of India are improving their weapons continuously and it becomes imperative to
protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
II.
No, instead the money should be diverted to development activities.
III.
No, the international community will isolate Indians and this will bring a setback to India economy.
(a)
Only I is strong
(b) I and III are strong
(c) I and II are strong
(d)
All are strong
(e) None of these
5.
Statement: Should the system of Lok Adalats and mobile courts be encouraged in India?
Arguments:
I.
Yes, it helps to grant speedy justice to the masses.
II.
Yes, the dispensing of minor cases at this level would reduce the burden on the higher courts.
III.
No, these courts are usually partial in justice.
(a)
I and II are strong
(b) II and III are strong
(c) I and III are strong
(d)
All are strong
(e) Only I is strong
6.
Statement: Should seniority be the only criterion for the promotion?
Arguments:
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No, it would be an injustice to those juniors who are more deserving and suitable for higher positions
than their senior counterparts.
II.
Yes, otherwise senior employees do feel humiliated.
III.
Yes, senior employees are more experienced and must be rewarded for the same.
(a)
None is strong
(b) I is strong
(c) I and III are strong
(d)
I and II are strong
(e) All are strong
7.
Statement: Is caste-based reservation policy in professional colleges justified?
Arguments:
I. yes, the step is a must to bring the underprivileged at par with the privileged ones.
II. No, it obstructs the establishment of a classless society.
III. Yes, this will help the backward castes and classes of people to come out of the oppression of upper
caste people.
(a)
I and II are strong
(b) Only II is strong
(c) II and III are strong
(d)
I and III are strong
(e) All are strong
8.
Statement: Should Government established higher level Institutes of Technology (IIT’s) be privatized?
Arguments:
I.
yes, privatization will make these institutes financially healthy, competitive and quality conscious.
II.
Yes, privatization is the key of the new era can we survive without it?
III.
No, standard of education of these institutes will fall.
(a)
None is strong (b) All are strong (c) Only I is strong
(d)
I and III are strong
(e) II and III are strong
9.
Statement: Should India immediately stop digging coal form its mines?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the present stock of coal will not last long if we continue mining at the present rate.
II. No, we do not have alternate energy source of sufficient quantity.
III. No, this will put millions of people at a disadvantage and their lives will get adversely affected and also
the industry.
(a)
Only I and II are strong
(b) Only II and III are strong
(c)
Only I and III are strong
(d) All are strong
(e) None is strong
10. Statement: Should woman be given equal opportunity in the matter of employment in every felid?
Arguments:
I. Yes, they are equally capable.
II. No, they have to shoulder household responsibilities.
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Yes, they should also go into the outside world.
(a)
Only I is strong
(b) I and II strong
(c) II and III are strong
(d)
I and III are strong
(e) All are strong
Directions (Q.11-15): In making decisions important questions it is desirable to be able
distinguish between strong arguments and Weak arguments strong arguments must be both
importance and directly related to the question. Weak arguments may not be directly related to
the question and may be minor importance or may be related to the trivial as of the question.
Each question below is followed by three arguments, numbered I, II and III. You have to
decide which of the argument (s) is/are strong and indicate your answer accordingly.
11.
Statement: Should the Government. Restrict use of electricity for each household depending upon
the requirement?
Arguments
I. Yes, this will help Government tide ‘cos the problem of inadequate generation at electricity’.
II. No, every citizen has right to consume electricity as per their requirement as they pay for using
electricity.
III.
No, the Government. does not have the machinery to put such a restriction on use of electricity.
(a)
Only I is strong
(b) Only II is strong
(c) I and II are strong
(d)
II and III are strong
(e) All are strong
12.
Statement: Should the Government. order closure of all educational institutions for a month to avoid
fast spreading of the contagious viral infection?
Arguments
I. No, closure of educational institution alone is not the solution for curbing spread of viral infection.
II. No, students will visit crowded places like malls, markets, playgrounds etc, in more numbers and
spread the disease, as they will have lot of spare time at their disposal.
III.
Yes, young persons are more prone to get affected by the viral infection and hence they should remain
in doors.
(a)
None of strong (b) Only I is strong (c) Only III is strong
(d)
I and II are strong (e) All are strong
13.
Statement: Should the Government ban export of all types of food grains for the next one year to
tide over the unpredicted drought situation in the country?
Arguments
I.
Yes, there is no other way to provide food its citizen during the year.
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II. No, the Government does not have its jurisdiction over private exporters for banning exporters.
III. Yes, the Government should not allow the exporters to export food grains and procure all the food
grains held by such exporters and make it available for home consumption.
(a)
I and II are strong
(b) II and III are strong
(c) I and II are strong
(d)
All are strong
(e) None of these
14. Statement: Should there be a common syllabus for all subjects in graduate courses in all the
universities across the country?
Arguments
I. yes, this is the only way to spring in uniformity in the education system in the country.
II.
Yes, it will help standardize the quality of graduation certificates being given by different universities in
the country.
III.
No, each university should have the autonomy to decide its syllabus based on the specific requirement
of the university.
(a)
None is strong
(b) Only I is strong
(c) Only II is strong
(d)
I and II are strong
(e) II and III are strong
15. Statement: Should all those students who failed in one or two subjects in HSC be allowed to take
admission in degree courses and continue their study subject to their successfully passing in the
supplementary examination?
Arguments
I. Yes, this will help the students to complete their education without a break of one year.
II. Yes, this is a forward looking strategy to help the students and motivate them for higher studies.
III. No, such students do not choose to continue their studies without having passed in all the subjects in
HSC.
(a)
Only I is strong
(b) Only II is strong
(c) Only III is strong
(d)
Either II or III and I are strong
(e) None of the above
Set 4
Directions (Q.1-10): Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These
statements may be either independent cause or may be effects of independent causes or a
common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both
the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the
relationship between these two statements.
Give answer
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if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect
(b)
if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect
(c)
if both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes
(d)
if both statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes
(e)
if both statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common causes
1.
(A) The National Human Rights Commission has ordered Rs.1 lakhs interim compensation to be paid to
the legal heirs of the deceased in Delhi.
(B)
A few hawkers in Delhi were driven to commit suicide due to humiliation by the police.
2.
(A) In the world’s biggest conference on AIDS in Bacelona, officials in their declaration called for $ 10
billion a year to be donated to the global AIDS fund and for at least two million people with HIV in
developing countries to receive antiretroviral treatment by 2012.
(B)
According to recent UN report, about 70 million people will die of AIDS over the next two decades in
the 45 worst affected countries.
3. (A) Recently the government has established a bamboo innovation studio and allied workshops in
Agartala.
(B)
There has been witnessed a radical change in the choices of people using bamboo as an alternative to
timber and steel.
4.
(A) India has clinched the gold medal and the trophy in hockey championship defeating Australia.
(B)
Mr Dato Mustafa has given out the trophy to the winners.
5.
(A) The Bar Council of India (BCI) has ordered all evening law colleges in the country to close down
from the coming academic session.
(B)
The standard of education in evening law colleges was found in the state of deterioration.
6.
(A) Women have achieved parity with men in obtaining four-year college degrees and are more likely to
work in managerial and professional careers today than 20 years ago.
(B)
The new high-tech economy is leaving women behind men.
7.
(A) 500000 people were forced to flee to Rwanda from the eastern Congo town of Goma.
(B)
Fires burned out of control in the eastern Congo town of Goma, after a nearby volcano sent 100 foot-
wide rivers of lava flowing through the centre of the town and into Lake Kivu.
8.
(A) Usha Mangeshkar has been awarded Kavi Pradeep shikhar Samman for her excellence in the field of
playback singing.
(B)
Usha Mangeshkar is a very dedicated playback singer.
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(A) In a significant move, cabinet of State X has approved a proposal by the State commercial tax
department to issue tax payer identification number to all businessmen registered under the value –added
tax system.
(B)
The Railway Ministry has enhanced the allocation from Rs.3119 crores to Rs.3995 crores in the current
budget for rolling stock procurement to meet the next year’s passenger and freight traffic targets.
10.
(A) DTTDC recorded an all-time high liquor sale on this Holi eve.
(B)
Dry days increased liquor sales.
ANSWER KEY:
1.
(a) 2. (b) 3. (d) 4. (d) 5. (a) 6. (d) 7. (a) 8. (e) 9. (e) 10. (e) 11. (d) 12. (d) 13. (a) 14. (a) 15. (d)
16.
(d) 17. (b) 18. (d) 19. (d) 20. (e) 21. (a) 22. (d) 23. (b) 24. (e) 25. (d)
1.
(c) 2. (a) 3. (e) 4. (d) 5. (b) 6. (d) 7. (b) 8. (a) 9. (c) 10. (c) 11. (b) 12. (c) 13. (b) 14. (d) 15. (d)
16.
(c) 17. (b) 18. (a) 19. (b) 20. (d) 21. (a) 22. (b) 23. (b) 24. (c) 25. (e)
Set 3
1. (A) 2. (B) 3. (A) 4. (D) 5. (A) 6. (B) 7. (B) 8. (A) 9. (B) 10. (D) 11. (C) 12. (B) 13. (E) 14. (E) 15. (D)
Set 4
1. (A) 2. (E) 3. (A) 4. (B) 5. (A) 6. (E) 7. (A) 8. (C) 9. (E) 10. (A)
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