Direction (Q. 1) : In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement, then decide which of the answers (1), (2), (3) and (4) is the correct answer.
Statement: "Mandatory verification of identity before acquiring a prepaid cellular connection is taking a toll on numbers." — CEO of a cellular company
I. Lesser subscribers have joined due to decrease in subscription rate.
II. Unnecessary delay as well as red-tapism discourages consumer's appetite.
III. Holders of cellulars do not want to reveal their identity.
Either II or III is implicit. The numbers, have decreased because of "mandatory verification of identity". Why? Either it is the fear of consequent procedural delay or people fight shy of revealing their identity. Assumption I is unrelated to the statement.
Direction (Q. 2 - 6) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong" arguments and "weak" arguments insofaras 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.
Statement: Should religious slaughter of animals be banned in India ?
I. Yes, this is an act of brutality and against humanity; it should not be done in the name of God.
II. No, India is a secular country.
Statement: Should India attack Pakistan ?
I. Yes, we have defeated them three times; now it needs another defeat.
II. No, if India succeeds in the fourth war, we will have no opponent left for a fifth war.
Statement: Should politicians be made to declare their educational qualifications ?
I. Yes, to develop a global perspective and represent India on the world map it is the need of the hour because a sound educational background guarantees some degree of understanding of the needs of the nation.
II No, what do we need — a leader or an academic ?
Statement: Are beauty pageants an insult to a woman's intelligence ?
I. Yes, beauty pageants give more emphasis on physical beauty
II No, if anyone thinks so, he or she is not aware of the positive aspects of beauty pageants.
Statement: Should all the electricity state boards be privatised in India ?
I No, this will increase the grievances of the people.
II Yes, it will check the growing menace of power theft which has resulted in annual pilferage of a huge amount.
Direction (Q. 7 - 10) : In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II You have to assume everything in the statement to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follow(s) beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
Statement: Plans have been formalised to recruit Asian and black police officers from abroad, especially from India, to fill the increasing manpower shortage in Britain.
I Britain does not have its own efficient manpower to meet its demand.
II The Indian police service conditions and the country's laws are almost akin to the British service conditions and criminal law and procedures.
Statement: "In a rural area people generally lack computer skills, some of them are even unaware of the word "computer" but not so in my native place." — Mr 'X'
I X's native place is in a rural area.
II Most people belonging to X's native place are aware of computer skills.
Statement: Rumours of Indo-Pak war crisis likely to escalate into a war played havoc with currency and stock markets today.
I Possible bad effects of the rumour are indicators of post-war crippleness of stock markets.
II Any widespread rumour of a crisis is likely to cripple the economic condition of a country.
Statement: "India will not withdraw its troops from the border until it is satisfied that cross-border infiltration has ended." — US Defence Secretary
I India has optimum number of troops to sustain its internal peace.
II. Infiltration is a serious problem.