Logical Reasoning Quiz For SBI – PO

Directions (1-5): In each question
below is given a statement followed by two conclusion 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.
(1) If only
conclusion I follows.
(2) If only
conclusion II follows.
(3) If either
I or II follows.
(4) If
neither I nor II follows.
(5) If both I
and II follows.

1.   
Statement:
      Some Judges
are reluctant to provide right information to the Government about their
property.
      Conclusion:        
      I. They have earned black money and they
do not want to make their property public.
      II. Its their hard-earned money and it is
up to their will to disclose it or not. No body can force them to do so.
2.   
Statement:
      Sanskrit
should be the official language in all the states of India, only Uttarakhand is
not responsible for making us aware of the language.
      Conclusion:        
      I. Sanskrit is the mother of Hindi and
other national language of India.
      II. Sanskrit
will spread the knowledge to Hindu mythology in the world, which will result in
more and more people taking up Hindu culture.
3.   
Statement:
      India is
seeking partnership with Germany in aeronautical engineering and space
exploration. Earlier, India entered into partnership with some other countries
in aeronautical engineering.
      Conclusion:        
      I. It
is high time for joint venture between the Germany and India, because Germany
is developing State of-the-art technologies in aeronautical engineering.
      II. Both
India and Germany, have core competence in the give area.
4.   
Statement:
      Now a days a
number of telecommunication companies are providing better services in the
market to compete with foreign companies.
      Conclusion:
      I. They want to India become number one in the
field of telecommunication. At the same time they want to fetch more and more
money from the other countries.
      II. Company
want increase customers and become no. I position.
5.   
Statement:
      Unity is
hindered by gaps among the people on the basis of economy, culture religion and
language.
      Conclusion:        
      I. Unity is a must for the Country.
      II. Any country
where there are such gaps will find it difficult to stay united.
Directions (6-10): In making decisions about important questions, it is
desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong arguments and ‘weak’
arguments. ‘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.
Instructions:
In each of the following a question is
followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which argument
is strong and which argument is weak. Give answer
(1) if only argument I is strong.
(2)
if only argument II is strong.
(3) if either argument I or II is strong.
(4)
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
(5)
if both the arguments I and II are strong.
6.      Statement:          
      Should the
existing labour laws be changed in the favour of owners?
      Arguments:
      I.
Yes, the existing labour laws give much more protection to employees than
required and thus production is reduced.
      II.
No, because owners would exploit employees as before when there were no labour
laws.
7.     Statement:          
      Should India
acquire/manufacture the latest nuclear weapons?
      Arguments:
      I.
Yes, the enemies of India are improving their weapons continuously.
      II.
No, it will be against our policy of maintaining world peace.
8.    Statement:          
      Should animals
be killed in the name of laboratory experiment?
      Argument:
      I.
Yes, they are available in abundance.
      II.
No, we have been supporting non-violence on every step of our lives.
9.     Statement:          
      Should the
prestigious people be met with special treatment by law if they have committed
crime unknowingly?
      Arguments:
      I.
Yes, because the prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.
      II.
No, it is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.
10. 
Statement:          
      Should mutual
funds be brought under stricter Government control?
      Arguments:
      I. Yes, that is one of the
ways to protect the interest of the investors.
      II. No, stricter Government
controls are likely to be counterproductive.
ANSWERS:
1.   
1                    
2.    4   
3.    5   
4.    5   
5.   
4
6.   
5   
7.   
1   
8.   
4   
9.   
2   
10.  1