Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Reasoning New Pattern Questions for SBI PO

Dear Readers,

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Just a few days are left for SBI PO and NIACL Assistant Examination. It is time to pace up your preparation for SBI PO Prelims and NIACL Assistant Prelims 2017. These Reasoning questions will also help you in preparing for BOB PO and NICL AO 2017 recruitment examination.

Directions (1-5): Below in each question are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
Marks answer:
(a) if statement I is the cause and statement II is the effect.
(b) if statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(c) if both the statements I and II are independent causes.
(d) if both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(e) if both the statements are effects of some common cause.

Q1. I. The prices of food grains and other essential commodities in the open market have risen sharply during the past three months.
II. The political party in opposition has given a call for general strike to protest against the government’s economic policy

Q2. I. The local steel company has taken over the task of development and maintenance of the civic roads in the town.
II. The local civic body requested the corporate bodies to help them maintain the civic facilities.

Q3. I. The Government has suspended several police officers in the city.
II. Five persons carrying huge quantity of illicit liquor were apprehended by the police.

Q4. I. There is an outbreak of several epidemics in the country.
II. It was a worst flood situation ever experienced in the past in most parts of the country.

Q5. I. The prices of vegetables have increased substantially during the past few weeks.
II. Government had reduced the prices of petroleum products about a month back.

Q6. Statements: India’s economic growth has come at a terrible price of increased industrial and vehicular pollution.
Assumptions: 
I. Pollution is a part of industrial society.
II. Indian economic growth is based on only industrial growth.
III. A country desires economic growth with manageable side effects.
(a) Only I is implicit
(b) Only II is implicit
(c) Only III is implicit 
(d) Only I and III are implicit
(e) None of these

Q7. Statements: Bombay people were spellbound, mesmerized and got mad when they saw the famous pop-signer Michael Jackson’s hi-tech pulsating megawatt performance.
Assumptions: 
I. When a show is accompanied with latest technology, it has a magical effect.
II. Bombay people were never impressed with performances by Indian musicians.
III. Michael Jackson is a super singer.
(a) Only I is implicit
(b) Only II is implicit
(c) Only I and III are implicit
(d) Either II or III is implicit
(e) Only II and III are implicit

Q8. Statements: The telephone company informed the subscribers through a notification that those who do not pay their bills by the due date will be charged penalty for every defaulting day.
Assumptions: 
I. Majority of the people may pay their bills by the due date to avoid penalty.
II. The amount collected as penalty may set off the losses due to delayed payment.
III. People generally pay heed to such notices.
(a) All are implicit
(b) Only I and II are implicit
(c) None is implicit
(d) Only II and III are implicit
(e) None of these

Directions (9-10): Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument is.
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.
(e) if both I and II are strong.

Q9. Statement: Should all the small shops selling household commodities be closed down in big cities in India?
Arguments:
I. No, all those people engaged in running these small shops will be jobless and will be left with no earning to manage their livelihood.
II. Yes, people prefer to carry out all their purchases under one roof in big shopping malls in the big cities and hence these small shops may not get customers to survive.

Q10. Statement: Should the educated unemployed youth be paid “unemployment allowance” by the Government?
Arguments:
I. Yes. It will provide them some monetary help to either seek employment or to kickstart some ‘self-employment’ venture.
II. No. It will dampen their urge to do something to earn their livelihood and thus promote idleness among the unemployed youth.

Directions (11-12): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. 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 courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Give answer:
(a) if only I follows.
(b) if either I or II follows.
(c) if neither I nor II follows.
(d) if both I and II follow.
(e) if only II follows.

Q11. Statement: Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination.
Courses of Action:
I. These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive.
II. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.

Q12. Statement: There has been a substantial drop in the number of people opting for new telephone connection from the public sector telephone company in the recent months.
Courses of Action:
I. The public sector telephone company should immediately set up a committee to identify the reasons for the drop.
II. The public sector telephone company should offer new schemes with value-added services to woo the new clients.

Q13. It has been reported in recent years that a very large number of seats in the engineering colleges in the country remain vacant at the end of the admission session.
Which of the following may be the probable cause of the above effect?
(a) There has been a considerable decrease in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slow-down in the recent years.
(b) Students have always preferred to complete graduation in three years time instead of four years for engineering.
(c) The Govt. has recently decided to provide post qualification professional training to all engineering graduates at its own cost.
(d) There has always been a very poor success rate among the engineering students.
(e) None of these

Q14. The Govt. has appealed to all citizens to use potable water judiciously as there is an acute shortage in supply. Excessive use may lead to huge scarcity in future months.
Which of the assumptions is implicit in the above statement?
(An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted)
(a) People may ignore the appeal and continue using water as per their consideration.
(b) Govt. may be able to tap those who do not respond to the appeal.
(c) Govt. may be able to put in place alternate sources of water in the event of a crisis situation.
(d) Large number of people may positively respond to the govt.’s appeal and help tide over the crisis
(e) Only poor are going to suffer from this shortage of water supply

Q15. There has been a considerable drop in sales of four wheelers during the past six months when compared to the number of four wheelers sold during this period last year.
Which of the following can be probable cause of the above phenomenon?
(A) The govt. has imposed higher excise duty on four wheelers during the past eight months.
(B) The petrol prices have risen considerably during the past eight months.
(C) The rate of interest on home and car loans have been rising for the past seven months.
(a) All (A), (B) & (C)
(b) (A) & (C) only
(c) (B) & (C) only
(d) (B) only
(e) (A) only

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