Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below-
Eight persons are sitting around a square table. All of them have different number of books. Persons who sits at corner have even number of books and faces inside while persons who sits middle of the side have odd number of books and faces outside. The person who has highest number of books is 44.
U sits third to the right of T. R sits third to the right of S who has second heights number of books. R is not an immediate neighbour of U. V sits second to the right of the one who sits third to the left of W. Q sits second right of the one who has square of an odd number of books. W has 11 books less than U. P has even number of books but 6 more than R. Q has 5 books. V has 5 books more than S. P has just half number of books than V who sits second to the right of P. U has number of books which is square of an even number. T has only one book more than R and he is not an immediate neighbour of V.
Q1. Who among the following has 39 books?
Q2. Who among the following sits second to the left of W?
(a) the one who has 17 books
(d) the one who has 22 books
Q3. Who among the following sits second to the right of the one who third to the left of S?
Q4. Four of the following five from a group, which among the following does not belong to this group?
(b) the one who has 5 books
(d) the one who has 36 books
Q5. What is the position of V with respect to U?
(a) Immediate left
(b) Second to the right
(c) Second to the left
(d) Third to the right
(e) Fourth to the left
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
In coded language
“Today Speaker Nation” is coded as – ‘7JF 5KB 6YP’
“Migration News Soldiers” is coded as – ‘4UX 8KS 9QP’
“Between Luxury Business” is coded as – ‘8ET 7UF 6ES
Q6. What can be the code of ‘fruit autumn’?
(a) 3LO 5HJ
(b) 5HI 6GH
(c) 6EN 5HJ
(d) 2JK 4HK
(e)None of these
Q7. What can be the code of ‘Important Arise’?
(a) 8OM 4TH
(b) 5HT 9MO
(c) 6MN 7GH
(d) 5HT 6OM
(e)None of these
Q8. What can be the code of ‘Calendar Update’?
(a) 9BY 5HK
(b) 7GB 6HI
(c) 5KD 9FT
(d) 8YB 6JU
(e) None of these
Q9. What can be the code of ‘Without Crossword’?
(a) 8LK 5FH
(b) 6HO 7UG
(c) 7VQ 8SH
(d) 9SH 7VL
(e) 7QV 9HS
Q10. What can be the code of ‘Other Picture’?
(a) 5FF 7QS
(b) 6FT 8MN
(c) 7QS 6FD
(d) 9GH 5QS
(e) None of these
Directions (11-13): In the following questions, the symbols #, &, @ and $ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below. Study the following information and answer the given questions:
Note: The directions which are given indicates exact directions.
P#Q – P is in the south direction of Q.
P@Q – P is in the north direction of Q.
P&Q – P is in the east direction of Q.
P$Q – P is in the west direction of Q.
Point A is @10m of point B. Point E is &6m of point D. Point G is $10m of point F. Point C is &20m of point B. Point E is #5m of point F. Point D is @5m of point C.
Q11. What is the direction of point F with respect to B?
Q12. If point P is &8m to point B. What is the shortest distance between P and D?
Q13. What is the direction of point E with respect to A?
Directions (14-15): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “Strong” arguments and “Weak” arguments in so far as they relate to the question. “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: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument. 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 ; and
(e) if both I and II are strong.
Q14. Statement: Should only reputed NGOs be authorized to distribute the commodities to the public under the programme of Public Distribution System (PDS)?
I. Yes, the move will be helpful to implement the programme more effectively and will keep a tab on various problems like black marketing of the commodities supplied under PDS.
II. Yes, NGOs have helped government on many occasions.
Q15. Statement: Should vacation of Central government employees be reduced?
I. Yes, increase in number of working days will speed up the work done by the Central government employees, as a result of which people will get service from these employees in reasonable time.
II. Yes, vacation makes the employees lazy and reduces the stamina of employees to work for long hours.
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Sol. Only I is strong because it will make the PDS programme more meaningful and purposeful. II is weak because it adds nothing substantial to the statement.
Sol. II is weak argument because it wrongly assumes that vacation makes employees lazy and less hardworking. I is strong because lesser vacation ensures higher working days. And no doubt increase in the number of working days will reduce the work pending.
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