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Reasoning Quiz 2015

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A, B, H, K, M, P, R and S are eight team heads and are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square and face the centre while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides and face outward. B does not sit at any of the corners but sits second to the right of S. M sits third to the right of P. P is not an immediate neighbour of S. R and K are immediate neighbours of each other but R does not sit at any of the corners of the table. H is an immediate neighbour of neither P nor S.

1. What is the position of P with respect to M?

1) Immediate left

2) Third to the right

3) Second to the left

4) Third to the left

5) None of these

1. Who among the following sits second to the right of K?

1) M

2) B

3) A

4) S

5) H

1. Who among the following are the immediate neighbours of H?

1) M, K

2) B, R

3) B, M

4) A, R

5) A, K

1. Who among the following sit(s) exactly between P and A?

1) Only B

2) K and R

3) Only H

4) H and M

5) No one sits between P and A

Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below

P, Q, R, S, T and W are six members of a family. They are Engineer, Stenographer, Doctor, Draughtsman, Lawyer and Judge but not necessarily in the same order. P the Engineer is married to the lady Stenographer. The Judge is married to the Lawyer. W the Draughtsman is the son of Q and brother of T. R the Lawyer is the daughter-in-law of S. T is an unmarried doctor. S is grandmother of W. There are two married couples in the family.

1. What is the profession of Q?

1) Lawyer

2) Judge

3) Draughtsman

4) Doctor

5) Can’t be determined

1. Which of the following is/are a couple/couples?

1) QR

2) TS

3) PS

4) Both QR and PS

5) Both PR and QS

Directions: These questions are based on the information given below and the sentences labeled (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) given after them:

Consolidation among state-run banks is set to get a big push after the results for the quarter to September are declared, with the finance ministry nudging large public sector banks to look at possible combinations in this regard. The ministry is expected to soon hold a meeting with all state-run banks to discuss issues related to their operations, their contribution to the economy and coordination with other arms of the government.

(A) Any merger proposal will be evaluated on the parameters of pan-India presence, business and information technology integration.

(B) State-run banks require Rs. 2.4 lakh crore as equity by 2018 to meet the global Basel III capital norms, but the government has allocated a relatively paltry Rs. 11,200 crore for bank capitalization in this fiscal.

(C) The merged entities will have a pan-India presence, no conflicting subsidiary and fairly equal business mix.

Most banks would not be interested in merger at this juncture when the bad loans in the system have peaked.

The government intends to keep its holding in public sector banks at 52 per cent.

1. Which of the following statements depicts the best-case scenario regarding merger of banks?

1) Only A

2) Only B

3) Only C

4) Only E

5) Both A and C

1. Which of the following statements sets the tone for merger rather than privatisation of banks?

1) Only A

2) Only B

3) Only C

4) Only D

5) Only E

1. Which of the following statements weakens the case of merger for banks?

1) Only A

2) Only B

3) Only D

4) Only E

5) Only B and D

1. Which of the following statements may lead to consider privatisation of banks as an option?

1) Only B

2) Only D

3) Only E

4) Only B and D

5) Only B and E

1. The 25 per cent reservation for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) at the elementary level in private schools under the Right to Education (RTE) Act is a blessing for the poor.

Which of the following statements takes away from the advantage of this blessing?

1) RTE mandates schools to provide books and uniform free of cost to children admitted under the EWS quota.

2) The government reimburses schools only the tuition fees of the poor.

3) Four years down the line, the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act has made education neither ‘free’ nor ‘compulsory’ in most parts of the country.

4) The enrolment in government schools has come down.

5) None of these

1. “Now my daughter goes to school every day to study and speaks such good English, as they do on TV.”—A vegetable vendor

Which of the following statements is an assumption in the above statement?

1) Children should not be sent to school every day.

2) Children of vegetable vendors should not be sent to school every day.

3) The English that we get to listen on TV is very good.

4) The English that we get to listen on TV in India is as good as that on BBC.

5) None of these

1. The government is considering a proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes, a move that will hit ITC and other cigarette makers hard.

Which of the following is a probable reason of the move hurting the cigarette makers?

1) Loose cigarettes do not let us see the warning image on cigarette packets.

2) Discouraging tobacco consumption appears to be high on the government’s agenda.

3) The move will severely impact the legal domestic cigarette industry in India and the livelihoods of over 38 million people who are engaged in tobacco whilst giving a fillip to smuggling.

4) 70 per cent of retail sale takes place in the form of loose cigarettes.

5) None of these

1. The state of Kashmir has been ravaged by floods. Which of the following is/are not a valid course(s) of action that should be taken?

1) The government should notify Kashmir flood relief as eligible for Corporate Social Responsibility funds.

2) People in Kashmir should plan and design the habitat that will have to be rebuilt, to minimise flood damage in future.

3) Expertise from around the world should be drawn in to plan for the country.

4) Food packets should be dropped to aid the flood-affected victims.

5) All the above are valid courses of action

1. In a row ‘A’ is at the 11th position from the left and B is at the 10th position from the right. If A and B interchange their positions then A becomes 18th from the left. How many persons are there in the row other than A and B?

1) 24

2) 25

3) 26

4) 23

5) 27

1. (2)
2. (5)
3. (2)
4. (5)
1. (2)
2. (4)
1. (3)
2. (5): If the government intends to keep its stake at 52 percent, raise of capital is not possible through the disinvestment mode beyond a certain limit. Hence it is only merger that can pave the way for large capital banks.
3. (3): This has been categorically stated in D: “Most banks would not be interested in merger at this juncture.”
4. (1): If the government does not have money, as stated in B, privatization must be the need of the hour.
1. (2): Since the government reimburses only the tuition fees, the poor will be asked to pay for the fees which schools charge in other categories. This will lead the poor to turn away from these schools and defeat the very purpose of RTE.
2. (3): This is the assumption implicit in “speaks such good English, as they do on TV.”
3. (4):
4. (3): The focus shifts here from the floods in Kashmir.
5. (2): The number of persons in the row = (18 + 10 – 1) = 27

Hence the number of persons other than A and B = 27 – 2 =  25

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