Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Reasoning For BOB/IBPS Exams

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We have started the 56 days Study Plan for IBPS PO Prelims.  This study plan is to efficiently utilise time and hard work to channelise it towards smart work. From now quizzes on Bankersadda will be according to the given study plan and this will help you prepare important topics in limited time. 
Today is DAY 31 of the study plan and in Reasoning today’s chapter is Logical Reasoning.

Q1. This question consists of a statement and two assumptions numbered I and II given below it. (An assumption is something which is not directly given but has been assumed in the given information.) You have to find out which of the given assumptions numbered I and II are implicit in the given statement.

Statement: Exercising does not necessarily mean gymnasium with high-technology machines. After all, people living in villages are well-maintained and are hardly overweight 
I. Gymnasiums are not very readily available or used in villages.
II. People living in villages do not believe in the use of high-technology gymnasiums.
(a) Both I and II have been assumed in the given information.
(b) Either I or II has been assumed in the given information.
(c) Only I has been assumed in the given information.
(d) Neither I nor II has been assumed in the given information.
(e) Only II has been assumed in the given information.

Q2. Read the given information and answer the question.
“Although the State government has been funding College XYZ for the past 10 years, it has decided not to do so this year.” – Local news report.
Which of the following may NOT be a reason for the decision of the government to discontinue the funding of the said college this year?
(a) College XYZ has doubled the fees charged from students this year, as a result of which it made three times profit as compared to other State-run colleges.
(b) The college has received the permission this year to lend its campus for marriages and other social events and this would be an additional source of income for the college.
(c) It was recently found out that most of the bills submitted about the usage of the money received by the college as government funds are fabricated and show much more amount than the actual expenditure.
(d) Despite repeated warning from the authorities for past two years, the college has continued to reserve some seats for students who are willing to pay huge donation in addition to fees. 
(e) Although the performance of students of XYZ has improved a little in academics this year, yet it has deteriorated drastically in sports and other extracurricular activities.

Q3. Statement: Some 11,000 MW of thermal power capacity in the country is lying idle because electricity distribution companies are not drawing the quantum agreed; they are preferring to source it from the spot market, where power is cheaper.
Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can inferred from the given information).
(a) Cheap power is supplied mostly by independent power producers.
(b) Private companies produce more power when there is a peak in demand and remain idle when demand falls.
(c) Companies prefer to buy power from cheaper sources.
(d) Thermal power is the biggest source of power generation in the country.
(e) None of the above

Q4. Statement: The ministry of railways has decided to develop 400 identified railway stations under the innovative Swiss Challenge method; it has decided to go ahead with the development of a few stations on its own.
Which of the following has been assumed in the given statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted.)
(a) Railways has decided to revamp the railway stations with the help of private sector.
(b) There are several methods to develop a railway station.
(c) Railways has decided to upgrade a few stations with the help of the public sector.
(d) Railways has decided to develop stations into commercial hubs along with all the amenities for passengers. 
(e)Only (a) and (b) 

Q5.Statement: The government has unveiled a new Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme with premium to be paid by farmers as low as 1.5 percent of sum assured for all rabi crops and 2 percent for kharif crops.
Which of the following will be an effect on the farmers with the launch of the new crop Insurance scheme?
(a) Farmers will have to pay hardly any premium for their crops.
(b) Farmers will not have to face financial constraints when there is a loss of crops.
(c) Farmers will focus more on production with the launch of this scheme.
(d) India’s crop production will boost up.
(e) Only (b) and (c)

Directions (6-7): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Statement: Rising concerns about pollution in major Indian cities have led to a dramatic increase in sales of home air purifiers. New Delhi, which has been called the most polluted city in the world by the WHO, is not only the biggest buyer of air purifiers but is also the city that is seeing the fastest growth in sales of these devices.

Q6. Which of the following has been assumed in the given statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted.)
(a) An air purifier removes contaminants from the air in a room.
(b) Air purifier is beneficial for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.
(c) People are concerned about the rising pollution in the city.
(d) Major consumer electronics brands have launched newer models to make air purifiers affordable for the mass market.
(e) None of the above

Q7. Which of the following can be concluded from the above statement?
(a) Indoor air is 10 to 30 times more polluted than outdoor air, and pollutants include dust mites, bacteria, fungi, viruses and pollen.
(b) Delhi has been market as the most polluted city in the country by several reputed bodies.
(c) The highest demand for air purifiers is from Delhi. 
(d) The sales of air purifier increase due to rise in air pollution.
(e) Only (c) and (d) 

Q8. Statement: A postman from a post office B has reportedly stacked thousands of letters in his house for two years and has not distributed even a single letter.
Which of the following courses of action should be taken against the postman by the head of post office B?
(a) The department should suspend him for five years.
(b) The department should give him a chance to improve himself.
(c) The department should imprison him for 10 years.
(d) He should be sacked from the office as he has not discharged his duty properly.
(e) A strict action should be taken against him if found guilty.

Q9. Statement: Though no heavy rain has been received in the city and water is receding from most areas in Chennai and massive relief operations are underway, the city is staring at an outbreak of epidemics with tones of stinking garbage littering the streets as bright sunshine further eased the situation.
Which of the following has been assumed in the given statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted.)
(a) Massive rains are the major cause of epidemics in the cities.
(b) Improper drainage system in Chennai is the major cause of flood in the city.
(c) Chennai needs proper planning to overcome heavy rains in the city.
(d) Garbage in the city is the major concern of epidemics.
(e) None of these 
Q10. Statement: The Delhi government has proposed an ‘odd/even’ formula for cars. The cars with odd number plate and even number plate will play on roads on alternate days. The move is planned to be rolled out from January 1, 2016.
Which of the following will definitely be an effect of the decision taken by the Delhi government?
(a) Pollution of the city will decline.
(b) Sales of car will reduce in Delhi.
(c) People of Delhi will buy two cars.
(d) There will be no traffic jams on the Delhi road.
(e) All of these

Q11. Statement: The aviation ministry has asked all airports in the country to install solar energy plants on the lines of the Kochi airport, the world’s first aerodrome that runs completely on solar power.
Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information.)
(a) The airports will be able to save thousands of rupees in electricity bills.
(b) Airports in the country will generate electricity through solar energy.
(c) The efficiency of airport in the country will increase.
(d) Government will achieve its target of 170 Gigawatt of renewable energy.
(e) Pollution at the airports will reduce.

Q12. Statement: Government of India’s Smart City mission is facing a serious hurdle as not even a single state has submitted its smart-city plan to the Union urban development ministry.
Which of the following may be probable reason(s) for no submission of smart-city plan by the states?
(A) Non-availability of free land with the states.
(B) States not having sufficient fund to develop smart city
(C) Strict environmental laws imposed by the Central Government
(a) Only C and A
(b) Only B and C
(c) Only A and B
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above

Q13. Statement: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court said that illiterates should be debarred from contesting elections saying that it is a reasonable restriction on people’s constitutional right to contest elections.
Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information?
(a) Good education is a must to contest elections.
(b) Knowledge is power and knowledge comes from education.
(c) The verdict will increase the literacy rate in the country.
(d) Good people will be selected in the parliament.
(e) None of the above

Q14. Statement: Dense fog disrupted movement of several passenger trains under East Central Railway (ECR) division. Many trains on Patna-New Delhi-Patna route were delayed due to dense fog.
Which of the following has been assumed in the given statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted.)
(a) Fogs are the major reason for the cancellation of train in the winter season.
(b) Fogs are the major reason for the delay of trains in winter season.
(c) Only the trains operating under ECR get delayed in the winter season.
(d) Revenue of ECR decreased in the months of winter. 
(e) None of the above

Q15. Statement: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a complete ban on plastic bags in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh, slamming the authorities for lackadaisical attitude in keeping the Ganga clean.
Which of the following will be a strong argument in favor of the step taken by NGT?
(A) NGT wants to make Ganga pollution-free and allow devotees to take a dip and collect clean water.
(B) NGT was quite dissatisfied as the situation on the banks of the Ganga River was pathetic.
(C) Plastic bags are one of the major causes of the degradation of water quality in Ganga.
(D) Shopkeepers were warned by NGT not to use any kind of plastic bags.
(a) Only (C) and (D)
(b) Only (A), (B) and (C)
(c) Only (A), (B) and (D)
(d) Only (A) and (B)
(e) Only (B), (C) and (D)















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