# Bank PO :: PO Reasoning Test No 49

## Home Bank PO / PO Reasoning Test No 49 Questions and Answers

1 .

Directions (Q.1 - 5) : In each of the questions below, two statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.
Statements: All scooters are vehicles.
No vehicle is a four-wheeler.
Conclusions: I. All scooters being four-wheelers is a possibility.
II. Some four-wheelers may be scooters.

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
2 .

Statements: Some pencils are black.
Some pens are pencils.
Conclusions: I. Some pencils are pens.
II. No pen is black.

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
3 .

Statements: No doctor is rich.
All professionals are doctors.
Conclusions: I. Some rich which are not doctors may be professionals.
II . Some rich being professional is a possibility.

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
4 .

Statements: Some poor are honest.
Some honest are sharp.
Conclusions: I. Some poor being sharp or honest is a possibility.
II . At least some poor will be sharp.

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
5 .

Statements: All shares are debentures.
No debenture is an equity.
Conclusions: I. At least some equities are not share.
II . That an equity is a share is a possibility.

if only conclusion I follows.
if only conclusion II follows.
if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
6 .

Direction (Q. 6-8): Each question given 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.
Should the PSU banks in India be privated in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises ?
Arguments:
l. Yes, this the only true way to bring in competitiveness and provide better service to the public.
Il. No, all bank employees may go on strike.

if only argument I is strong.
if only argument II is strong.
if either argument I or II is strong.
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
7 .

Should the pictures depicting the worst state of oral cancer essentially appear on cigarette packs ?
Arguments:
l. Yes, it is a sort of brain wash to make the smokers realise that they are inhaling poisnous stuff.
Il. No, either put a complete ban on sale of cigarettes, or just don't hamper the enjoyment of smoking by depicting such pictures on packets.

if only argument I is strong.
if only argument II is strong.
if either argument I or II is strong.
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
8 .

Should women be given 50% reservation in all officerlevel recruitments in banks ?
Arguments:
l. Yes, they are equally capable as, even more capable than, men.
Il. No, then who will shoulder the household responsibilities ? Also, it will reduce the chances of boys.

if only argument I is strong.
if only argument II is strong.
if either argument I or II is strong.
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
9 .

Direction (Q. 9-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Cotton acreage in India during the current year has fallen by 15% as cotton growers have moved on to cultivation of other cash crops. This is the result of the cotton glut in world markets in post-September 2008 and the consequent slowdown in the world economy. But this scenario brought with it benefits to one segment of the industry yarn manufacturers as they got higher prices for their produce. Some yarn manufacturers too had stuck up on low-priced cotton last year. The combined effect of all this is evident in the rise in net profits and net margins of yarn manufacturers.

Which of the following is an inference which can be made from the facts stated in the above paragraph ?

The cotton industry grew tremendously post- September 2008.
The yarn manufacturers have marginally suffered during post September 2008 period
India was the largest cotton producer earlier.
Cotton production will surely grow in upcoming years.
10 .

Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the facts stated in the above paragraph ?

Now cotton acerage will never face a crisis like the crisis of September 2008.
There has been a huge drop in the supply of cotton during the current year.
USA is the largest producer and consumer of cotton.
Cotton growers are no more interested in production of cotton.