# :: po reasoning :: test no 108

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1.

Direction (1 - 5) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing at the centre. G is fourth to the right of A who is second to the right of D. E is second to the right of C who is not an immediate neighbour of G or D. B is second to the right of F.

In which of the following pairs is the first person sitting to the immediate right of the second person ?

EG
GF
HE
BD

2.

Who is third to the left of H ?

A
D
B

3.

Who is the second to the right of H ?

E
G
F

4.

What is F's position with respect to C ?
(A) Fourth to the left
(B) Fifth to the left
(C) Fourth to the right
(D) Third to the right

Only (A)
Only (B)
Only (A) and (D)
Only (A) and (C)

5.

Who is to the immediate right of G ?

F
G
D

6.

Direction (Q. 6-10) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' arguments. '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.

Statement: Should the government deregulate the retail prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas and allow the prices to be driven by market conditions ?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will largely help the oil companies to sell their products at competitive price.
II. No, the general public cannot afford market driven prices of these products.
III. Yes, government needs to stop subsidizing these products and Channelise the money for developmental projects.

Only I and II are strong
Only I and III are strong
Only II and III are strong
All I, II and III are strong

7.

Statement: Should the government take over all the private passenger transport companies across the country.
Arguments:
I. Yes, this should be done as the government runs the railways.
II. No, government does not have expertise to handle such operations.
III. Yes, this way general public can be taken out of the clutches of the private transport companies.

Only I is strong
Only I and II are strong
Only II and III are strong
None of these

8.

Statement: Should the institutes of higher learnings in India like IITs and IIMs be made totally free from government control ?
Arguments:
I. Yes, such institutes in the de veloped countries are run by non-government agencies.
I. No, government needs to regulate functions of these institutes for national interest.
III. No, these institutes are not capable to take policy decisions for smooth functioning.

Only I is strong
Only II is strong
Only III is strong
Only 1 and III are strong

9.

Statement : Should the parliament elections in India be held on a single day throughout the country ?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this is the only way to handle such elections.
II. Yes, this will help the commission to concentrate on a single day for election related issues.
III. No, some other countries hold such elections spread over several days.

None is strong
Only I is strong
Only II is strong
Only III is strong

10.

Statement : Should there be a common pay structure of the central government and all state government employees in the country ?
Arguments:
I. No, each state government should have the freedom to decide the pay structure of its employees.
II. No, the workload and respon sibilities of central government and state government employees differ and hence there should be different pay structure.
III. Yes, all are government employees and hence they should be treated equally irrespective of their working with central government or any state government.

Only 1 is strong
Only I and III are strong
Only III is strong
Only II and III are strong