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.
C. if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
D. if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
All shares are debentures + No debentures is an equity = A + E = E = No share is an equity - conversion - No equirity is a share (E) - implication - Some equities are not shares (O). Hence l follows but ll does not.
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 ?
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.
Should the pictures depicting the worst state of oral cancer essentially appear on cigarette packs ?
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.
Should women be given 50% reservation in all officerlevel recruitments in banks ?
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.
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 ?
A. The cotton industry grew tremendously post- September 2008.
B. The yarn manufacturers have marginally suffered during post September 2008 period