Logical Reasoning for SBI PO/Clerk Mains:22nd July 2018

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Short Puzzles for SBI PO/Clerk Mains: 17th July 2018

Reasoning Questions for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018 
Complexity of questions in Reasoning Ability for Banking and Insurance exams is increasing tremendously and one needs to put his nose on the grindstone while preparing for this section. Cracking questions of the Mains level will not be an easy task if one do not get into a habit of continuous practice of latest pattern based questions. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the latest pattern for SBI PO and Clerk Mains Exam. Not only this, these quizzes will also prove propitious for the upcoming Bank of Baroda Exam. Now, pull up your socks, it’s time to practice till perfection.

Q1. The economy grew by 4.7 per cent in the quarter ending December, which was slightly better than the average of 4.6 per cent during the first half of the year.

Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.
(a) Growth figures are released quarterly.
(b) Eight core industries grew by just 1.6%.
(c) There is an unexpected measure of uncertainty in the decision making.
(d) Export grew at a slower pace during the three months up to January.
(e) GDP growth will figure prominently in the General Elections.

Q2. It is astounding that 81.4 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise through 9.13 lakh polling stations and 10 crore more voters have joined the ranks of voters since the election five years ago.
Which of the following can be inferred from the above situation?
(a) The Election Commission deserves applause for being in charge of a complex service.
(b) The Election Commission must be given credit for the vote share increase in the recently held elections.
(c) All the parties will gain in their vote share with the increase in number.
(d) The Election Commission plays a vital role in the India political system.
(e) None of these

Q3. Most of pre-poll surveys show that in this election Congress-led UPA alliance will get a maximum of 100 seats.
Which of the following is the best reason for the above mentioned assertion?
(a) This election will have corruption and mis-governance as major issues and people will vote against the last ten years of mis-governance by the Congress.
(b) People will vote for the UPA as the claimed they have done tremendous work in the last ten years.
(c) Congress gradually forgot the aam aadmi and moved towards safeguarding the interests of the corporate world.
(d) The Congress could not control corruption in the last ten years.
(e) Inflation could not be controlled by the UPA government in the last years and that impacted aam aadmi very badly.

Q4. By fixing a deadline of one year from the date of framing of charges for the completion of trial involving the members of parliament and legislative assemblies, the Supreme Court has once again intervened effectively to give some credibility to the idea of cleaning the polity. 
Which of the following can be concluded from the above passage?
(a) This will help in reducing the scourge of criminalization of politics.
(b) The latest order will help address this problem by empowering the trial court to refuse routine adjournments.
(c) To implement the guidelines, the government must set up more speedy trail courts, which will help them deliver justice in time.
(d) The steps taken by the apex court will help choose the best people from their constituency and make the Indian democratic system free from criminalization.
(e) None of these.

Q5. Statement-The United States is looking forward to strengthen ties with India, the Trump Administration has said, ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump. 

(I)The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump would set the tone and the framework for the bilateral relationship going forward.
(II)The two leaders will have a chance to get to know each other and to find some common ground on the way they look at the world and a common strategic view that would set the framework on how the two governments pursue the relationship going forward.
(III)There will be no major breakthrough announcements from this meeting. No one is expecting that the meeting would be productive for both the countries.
Which of the following can be assumed from the given statement?
(a)Only I and II
(b)Only I and III
(c)Only II and III
(d)Only I
(e)None of these

Q6. Statement-Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said seeking loan waiver has become a fashion”. But waiving off loans of farmers is not the final solution and should be considered in extreme situations.
(I)We should create adequate infrastructure and facilities like godowns, cold storage, refrigerator vans, for farmers.
(II)Farmers need to get good remunerative price for their produce and care should also be taken of those in distress.
(III)We will have to ensure that affordable credit is available to these farmers.
Which of the following course of action should be followed to resolve the issue of farmers who are seeking waiving off loans?
(a)Only II and I
(b)Only I and III
(c)All of the above
(d)All except I
(e)None of these

Q7. Statement-The Union health ministry has made Aadhaar a compulsory document for tuberculosis patients to be able to avail treatment under the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).
(I)A person cannot take treatment of TB without Aadhar card.
(II)Patients suffering from TB will be unable to get cash benefits under a central government scheme till they produce their Aadhaar card.
(III)An individual eligible to receive the benefit under the scheme, is hereby, required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.
(IV)The World Health Organisation(WHO) recently said that tuberculosis epidemic in India was “larger” than what had been previously estimated.

Which of the following could be the outcome of the given statement?
(a)Only II
(b)Only I and III
(c)Only II and III
(d)Only I
(e)None of these

Q8. Statement-The Captain Amarinder Singh-led government in Punjab has announced free education for girls in government schools and colleges from Nursery to PhD. 

(I)Good social welfare law. It is initially for girls as they are comparatively disadvantaged. Hopefully it will soon be followed by free education for everyone.
(II)It is gender biased as if a poor or average person wants to educate his son for higher education he has to pay higher bills .If you are introducing a law / scheme / bills under no circumstance it should not favour any particular gender, if they are really concerned about education.
(III)Do not differentiate a poor or average person on gender. A poor boy or man should also get free education as well.

Which of the following argument holds strong for the given statement?
(a)Only II
(b)Only III
(c)Only II and III
(d)Only I and II
(e)All of the above

Q9. Statement- The banks of Ganga to go eco-friendly, ‘Green Crematoriums’ to be set up in villages. This ‘ecologically-responsible cremation’ will safeguard the environment by putting in best practices during cremations. 

 (I)It will help in a bid to use less wood and protect the Ganga and other rivers from pollution.
(II)Zero cremations in the open would ensure that no ash and no carbon emissions are dumped into the river that ends up getting polluted in the normal course.

Which of the following can be inferred from the given statement?
(a)Only I
(b)Only II
(c)None of the above
(d)Either I or II
(e)Both I and II

Q10. Statement-Government plans a new social media policy to check anti-India activities, if it is being “misused” to conspire against India and spread anti-national propaganda. 

(I)At present, there is only a set of “do’s and don’ts” for the social media which needs to be graduated to a full-fledged guidelines that should be adopted on such a network.
(II)The move assumes significance as there have been instances where terrorists were found to be using social media to conspire against the country or to propagate anti-India materials.
(III)There have also been instances where rumours spread on the social media had resulted in violence and tense situation in different parts of the country.
(IV)The misuse of social media is more challenging especially with reference to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, because only social media is responsible to encourage terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Which of the following substantiates the given statement?
(a)Only II and IV
(b)All except IV
(c)Only II and III
(d)Only IV
(e)All except III

Q11. Statement-Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers for the presidential election which officially now makes him the presidential candidate of the NDA alliance. Ram Nath Kovind was the president of the Dalit wing of RSS. A politically significant choice, Kovind, a senior Dalit leader of the party, belongs to Uttar Pradesh and has been a two-time Rajya Sabha member.

Which of the following argument holds strong in context to the given statement?

(I)Shri Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President & continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden & marginalised.
(II)Mr.Kovind is a dalit leader .With his illustrious background in the legal arena, Shri Kovind’s knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation.
(III)BJP has nominated Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate, and who could be the better choice than intellectual, erudite and a good administrator like a Dalit.
(IV)When you elect for presidential post, it is not only shameful but also dangerous to make the person who only had his political education in the RSS school. Anybody from RSS ranks will further divide the country.
(a)Only II
(b)Only III and IV
(c)Only II and III
(d)All except III, IV
(e)None of the above

Directions (12-13). In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as-
(a) If statements I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
(b) If statements 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 I and II are effects of some common cause

Q12. Statement I-Bihar government on Wednesday launched an ambitious program to provide free Wi-Fi facilities in colleges and universities.
Statement II-Free Wi-Fi facility in colleges to help youths to move ahead in life and to become digital smart as Internet had become a part and part of daily life , youths, particularly students, should use this facility to download books.

Q13. Statement I-Clear Tax’s platform will be available on mobile apps, becomes user friendly among taxpayers and other stake holders to upload the invoice details to filing of returns. In addition to these upload and download of million invoices, filing on time will become easy while you access from GSTN via Clear tax.
Statement II-Online tax filing portal ClearTax.com announced that it has developed a technology platform GSTN to help businesses comply with the provisions of GST law .GSTN will become the world’s biggest and complex tax framework with shortlisted 34 companies to be the GSP(GST Suvidha Provider) ,a multi taxation solution.

Q14. Statement-India will first time invite heads of 10 Asean nations for Republic Day 2018 celebrations. Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. It has as members Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Which of the following can be inferred from the given statement?

(I)Republic Day 2018 will be the first time ever that so many leaders will together be chief guests at the parade which showcases India’s military might.
(II)India is the only country which celebrates republic day among Southeast Asian Nations.
(III) India and Asean are actively engaged in comprehensive economic partnership’, which is expected to emerge as the largest regional trading arrangement.
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) Only (III) and (II)
(d) Only (II)
(e) None of these

Q15. Statement-Indian PM Modi described implementation of the Paris Agreement “globally” as essential to fight climate change. The Prime Minister stressed on the need to be forthcoming on climate change action.

Which of the following negates the following statement?

(I)India reiterating its commitment to implement the global deal in “letter and spirit” while underlining the importance of Paris Agreement implementation to globally fight the menace of climate change.
(II) India will implement the Paris agreement as Modi said while highlighting important roles of other BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – as well in achieving the goals under the global deal on climate change.
(III)At a time when the United States’ stand on climate change has pitted it against some country and other major economies appear to have given up hopes from the Paris Agreement as well as India.
(a) Only (III)
(b) Only (II) and (I)
(c) All (III), (I) and (II)
(d) Both (II) and (III)
(e) None of these