IBPS Reasoning Quiz

Directions (1-3): Read the following information carefully and
answer the questions which follow:
governments in the west are being punished by the voters for ever rising
unemployment rates. Their  parliament is
abuzz with campaigns marked by criticism of India as an outsourcing hub. India
is seen by many in the west as a land of call centers and back offices with
cheap labor that costs people in the west, their jobs.

  1. Which of the following statements would weaken the
    argument given in the passage?
(1) Outsourced jobs do not require highly skilled and qualified
(2) Nearly 34% of the unemployed people
would secure jobs in the west if out sourced jobs were in sourced by their
(3) After suffering heavy losses in the
elections the governments in the west are expected to change their decision on
outsourcing to India.
(4) Outsourcing, a dynamic, two-way relationship has created jobs and
growth in India as well           
     as the west.
(5) Although outsourcing to India
allowed many companies in west to focus on their core operations, they heavily
compromised the quality and the standards of their back office jobs.
  1. Which of the following can be a possible repercussion
    of the opposition to outsourcing in the west?
(1) Jobs which are currently outsourced
to India would be transferred to another country which in all probability would
be China.
(2) Call centers and back offices
employees in India would expect a salary at par with their western
(3) In-sourcing of jobs by the west would render thousands of Indians
(4) If in-sourced in the west itself,
the companies would not be able to employ professionals and experts of same
quality as available in India.
(5) The western companies which earlier
outsourced to India would benefit financially as offices would not have to be
set overseas.
  1. Which of the following can be inferred? (An
    inference is something which is not directly stated but can be inferred
    from the given facts)
(1) Unemployment in India is not as severe a problem as that in the west.
(2) Employees working in the back
offices and call centers in the west earn much more than their counterparts in
(3) Developing countries such as China
and India do not outsource their back office jobs at all to other countries.
(4) Countries which do not outsource jobs do not face the problem of
(5) One of the main reasons for high
unemployment rate in India is its clan of call centers and back offices which
undertake outsourced work from the west.
Directions (4-5): Each of the
following contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each
paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it.
  1. It is up to our government and planners to devise ways and
    means for mobilization of about ten crore workers whose families total up
    about forty crore men, women and children. Our agriculture is over-manned.
    A lesser number of agriculturists would mean more purchasing or spending
    power to every agriculturist. This will result in the shortage of
    man-power for many commodities to be produced for which these will be a
    new demand from a prosperous agrarian class. This shortage will be removed
    by surplus man-power released from agriculture as suggested above.
The passage best supports the statement that:
(1) Employment in production is more fruitful then employment in
(2) Indian economy is in a poor shape basically due to improper
mobilization of man-power.
(3) A shift of labour from agricultural sector is overmanned in our
(4) The industrial sector is labour deficient while the agricultural
sector is over-manned in our 
(5) None of these
  1. 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 experts 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:
(1) A country’s economic standard can be best adjusted by per capital
(2) A country’s balance of trade is the main criteria of determining its
economic prosperity.
(3) A nation’s economy strengthens with the increase in exports.
(4) English trade has continually increased since the Second World War.
(5) None of these