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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2011-2015- Mental Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning

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PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS

UPSC previous year question paper of subject Mental Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning from the year 2011- 2015 with answers.

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#1. Between 6 PM and 7 PM the minute hand of a clock will be ahead of the hour hand by 3 minutes at [2015]

#2. All good athletes want to win and all athletes who want to win eat a well-balanced diet; therefore all athletes who do not eat a well-balanced diet are bad athletes. [2015] The best conclusion from this statement is that

#3. Geeta: Naresh has become a better boxer since he started meditation. Radha: Impossible, A boxer's most important asset is his aggressiveness. Radha's statement reflects her belief that [2015]

#4. (d) A is B's husband. 191. Consider the following statements : [2015] 1. A man had a wife, two sons and daughters in his family 2. The daughters were invited to a feast and the male members of the family went out to take part in a picnic 3. The man's father did not return from his work. Which of the following statements is true?

#5. Four persons A, B, C and D consisting of two married couples are in a group. Both the women are shorter than their respective husbands. A is the tallest among the four. C is taller than B. D is B's brother. In this context, which one of the following statements is not correct ? [2015]

#6. A father is nine times as old as his son and the mother is eight times as old as the son. The sum of the father's and the mother's age is 51 years. What is the age of the son?

#7. In a test, a candidate attempted only 8 questions and secured 50% marks in each of the questions. If he obtained a total of 40% in the test and all questions in the test carried equal marks, how many questions were there in the test?

#8. Four cardboard pieces of specific shapes are shown in the following figure: [2015] Which one of the following figures given can be formed by joining these pieces together?

#9. What is the missing number 'X' of the series 7, X, 21, 31, 43? [2015]

#10. Consider the following matrix: [2015] What is the missing number at '?' in the matrix?

#11. Consider the figures given below: [2015 ]To fit the question mark, the correct answer is

#12. "By liberty I mean the eager maintenance of that atmosphere in which men have the opportunity to be their best selves." Which one of the following expresses the view implied in the above statement? [2015]

#13. The mangroves can shed tons of leaves per acre every year; fungi and bacteria break down this leaf litter and consume it, they then are consumed by tiny worms and crustaceans, which in turn feed small fish, which feed larger fish and birds and crocodiles. Which among the following is the most logical inference of the above statement? [2015]

#14. In a parking area, the total number of wheels of all the cars (four-wheelers) and scooters/motorbikes (two-wheelers) is 100 more than twice the number of parked vehicles. The number of cars parked is [2015]

#15. In a group of persons travelling in a bus, 6 persons can speak Tamil, 15 can speak Hindi and 6 can speak Gujarati. In that group none can speak any other language. If 2 persons in the group can speak two languages only and one person can speak all the three languages, then how many persons are there in the group? [2015]

#16. Out of 130 students appearing in an examination, 62 failed in English, 52 failed in Mathematics, whereas 24 failed in both English and Mathematics. The number of students who passed finally is [2015-II]

#17. Twelve people form a club. By picking lots, one of them will host a dinner for all once in a month. The number of dinners a particular member has to host in one year is

#18. Shahid and Rohit start from the same point in opposite directions. After each 1 km, Shahid always turns left and Rohit always turns right. Which of the following statements is correct ? [2015]

#19. Examine the following statements: [2015] 1. Lady's finger is tastier than cabbage. 2. Cauliflower is tastier than lady's finger. 3. Cabbage is not tastier than peas. The conclusion that can be drawn from these statements is that

#20. Each of A,B, C and D has Rs. 100. A pays Rs. 20 to B, who pays Rs. 10 to C, who gets Rs. 30 from D. In this context, which one of the following statements is not correct?

#21. A society consists of only two types of people fighters and cowards. Two cowards are always friends. A fighter and a coward are always enemies. Fighters are indifferent to one another. If A and B are enemies, C and D are friends, E and F are indifferent to each other, A and E are not enemies, while Band F are enemies. [2015-II] Which of the following statements is correct?

#22. Two men, Anil and David, and two women, Shabnam and Rekha are in a sales group. Only two speak Tamil. The other two speak Marathi. Only one man and one woman can drive a car. Shabnam speaks Marathi. Anil speaks Tamil. Both Rekha and David can drive. Which of the following statements is true? [2015]

#23. A, B, C, D, E and F are cousins. No two cousins are of the same age, but all have birthdays on the same day of the same month. The youngest is 17 years old and the oldest E is 22 years old. F is somewhere between B and D in age. A is older than B. C is older than D. A is one year older than C. What is the number of logically possible orders of all six cousins in terms of increasing age?

#24. A, B, C, D, E and F are cousins. No two cousins are of the same age, but all have birthdays on the same day of the same month. The youngest is 17 years old and the oldest E is 22 years old. F is somewhere between B and D in age. A is older than B. C is older than D. A is one year older than C. . Which one of the following is possible?

#25. Usha runs faster than Kamala, Priti runs slower than Swati, Swati runs slower than Kamala. Who is the slowest runner? [2015]

#26. If ABC × DEED = ABCABC; where A, B, C, D and E are different digits, what are the values of D and E? [2015]

#27. Consider the following statements: [2015] 1. Some claim to have seen UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects). 2. Life on other heavenly bodies is considered to be a possibility. 3. Voyage to space is now an established fact. From the above statements, it may be concluded that

#28. Consider the following statements followed by two conclusions: Statements : Some men are great. Some men are wise. Conclusion I : Men are either great or wise. Conclusion II : Some men are neither great nor wise Which one of the following is correct? [2015]

#29. Each of the six different faces of a cube has been coated with a different colour i.e., V, I, B, G, Y and O. Following information is given: [2015] 1. Colours Y, O and B are on adjacent faces. 2. Colours I, G and Y are on adjacent faces. 3. Colours B, G and Y are on adjacent faces. 4. Colours O, V and B are on adjacent faces. Which is the colour of the face opposite to the face coloured with O?

#30. "Liberty, therefore, is never real unless the Government can be called to account when it invades rights." Which one of the following is the best justification of the above statement ? [2014]

#31. Price is not the same thing as value. Suppose that on a day the price of everything viz., coal, bread, postage stamps, a day's labour, the rent of houses, etc. were to double. Prices then would certainly rise, but values of all things except one would not." The writer wants to say that if prices of all things were doubled [2014 ]

#32. Consider the following figures : [2014 ] Change in positions of beads in the four figures above follows a sequence. Following the same sequence, which of the figures below should appear as the fifth figure above ?

#33. With reference to the figure given below, the number of different routes from S to T without retracing from U and/or V, is [2014]

#34. Consider the following matrix with one empty block in the lower extreme corner : [2014 ] Which of the following figures could fit in the empty block and thus complete the matrix ?

#35. Consider the table given below in which the numbers bear certain relationship among themselves along the rows : [2014 ] Which one of the following numbers is the missing number indicated above by X ?

#36. Consider the following matrix : [2014 ] Which one of the following figures fits into the blank part of the above matrix ?

#37. Examine the following figure : [2014 ] Which one of the following figures has the above figure embedded in it?

#38. Assume that [2014] 1. the hour and minute hands of a clock move without jerking. 2. the clock shows a time between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock. 3. the two hands of the clock are one above the other. After how many minutes (nearest integer) will the two hands be again lying one above the other ?

#39. Four children are sitting in a row. A is occupying the seat next to B but not next to C. If C is not sitting next to D, who is/are occupying seat/seats adjacent to D ? [2014]

#40. Consider the following statements : [2014] There are six villages A, B, C, D, E and F. F is 1 km to the west of D. B is 1 km to the east of E. A is 2 km to the north of E. C is 1 km to the east of A. D is 1 km to the south of A. Which three villages are in a line ?

#41. Consider that : [2014] 1. A is taller than B. 2. C is taller than A. 3. D is taller than C. 4. E is the tallest of all. If they are made to sit in the above order of their height, who will occupy the mid position ?

#42. There are seven persons up on a ladder, A, B, C, D, E, F and G (not in that order). A is further up than E but is lower than C. B is in the middle. G is between A and B. E is between B and F. If F is between E and D, the person on the bottom step of the ladder will be

#43. Six identical cards are placed on a table. Each card has number '1' marked on one side and number '2' marked on its other side. All the six cards are placed in such a manner that the number '1' is on the upper side. In one try, exactly four (neither more nor less) cards are turned upside down. In how many least number of tries can the cards be turned upside down such that all the six cards show number '2' on the upper side ? [2014]

#44. Out of a total of 120 musicians in a club, 5% can play all the three instruments, guitar, violin and flute. It so happens that the number of musicians who can play any two and only two of the above instruments is 30. The number of musicians who can play the guitar alone is 40. What is the total number of those who can play violin alone or flute alone ? [2014

#45. There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. 10 students can speak both English and Hindi. If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English? [2014]

#46. Six books are labelled A, B, C, D, E and F and are placed side by side. Books B, C, E and F have green covers while others have yellow covers. Books A, B and D are new while the rest are old volumes. Books A, B and C are law reports while the rest are medical extracts. Which two books are old medical extracts and have green covers?

#47. A, B, C, D, E, F are members of a family. They are engineer, stenographer, doctor, draughtsman, lawyer and judge (not in order). A, the engineer is married to the lady stenographer. The judge is married to the lawyer. F, the draughtsman is the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer is the daughter-in-law of D. E is the unmarried doctor. D is the grandmother of F. There are two married couples in the family. [2014] What is the profession of B ?

#48. A, B, C, D, E, F are members of a family. They are engineer, stenographer, doctor, draughtsman, lawyer and judge (not in order). A, the engineer is married to the lady stenographer. The judge is married to the lawyer. F, the draughtsman is the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer is the daughter-in-law of D. E is the unmarried doctor. D is the grandmother of F. There are two married couples in the family.Which of the following is/are a couple/couples ?

#49. A, B, C, D, E, F are members of a family. They are engineer, stenographer, doctor, draughtsman, lawyer and judge (not in order). A, the engineer is married to the lady stenographer. The judge is married to the lawyer. F, the draughtsman is the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer is the daughter-in-law of D. E is the unmarried doctor. D is the grandmother of F. There are two married couples in the family. What is the profession of D?

#50. If the 3rd day of a month is Monday, which one of the following will be the fifth day from 21st of this month? [2014]

#51. In a row 'A' is in the 11th position from the left and 'B' is in the 10th position from the right. If ‘A’ and ‘B’ interchange, then 'A' becomes 18th from the left. How many persons are there in the row other than 'A' and 'B' ? [2014 ]

#52. Examine the following statements: 1. George attends Music classes on Monday. 2. He attends Mathematics classes on Wednesday. 3. His Literature classes are not on Friday. 4. He attends History classes on the day following the day of his Mathematics classes. 5. On Tuesday, he attends his sports classes. If he attends just one subject in a day and his Sunday is free, then he is also free on

#53. Four persons, Alok, Bhupesh, Chander and Dinesh have a total of ` 100 among themselves. Alok and Bhupesh between them have as much money as Chander and Dinesh between them, but Alok has more money than Bhupesh; and Chander has only half the money that Dinesh has. Alok has in fact ` 5 more than Dinesh has. Who has the maximum amount of money? [2014]]

#54. If political leadership fails to emerge, there is Q likelihood of military taking over power in developing countries. Radical student groups or labour may try to raise revolution but they are not likely to compete with the military. Military intervention, rule, and withdrawal from politics is closely related to a society's level of political development." In the context of political development, the assumption in the above passage is that [2014 ]

#55. Given the statement :"Buses are the cause of more accidents than cars, and trucks cause fewer accidents than buses", which of the following conclusions can we draw ? [2014 ]

#56. The number of deaths among the army personnel is 8 in 1000, but among the civilian population it is 20 per 1000. Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from this statement ? [2014 ]

#57. The letters L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T in their order are substituted by nine integers 1 to 9 but not in that order. 4 is assigned to P. The difference between P and T is 5. The difference between N and T is 3. What is the integer assigned to N? [2014 ]

#58. In a group of six women there are four dancers, four vocal musicians, one actress and three violinists. Girija and Vanaja are among the violinists while Jalaja and Shailaja do not know how to play on the violin. Shailaja and Tanuja are among the dancers. Jalaja, Vanaja, Shailaja and Tanuja are all vocal musicians and two of them are also violinists. If Pooja is an actress, who among the following is certainly a dancer and a violinist ? [2014 ]

#59. A question paper must have a question on one of the eight poets : A, B, C, D, E, F, G or H. The first four belong to the medieval period while the rest are considered modern poets. Generally, modern poets figure in the question paper in alternate years. Generally those who like H like G also; and those who like F like E also. The paper-setter does not like to ask about F as he has written a book on F, but he likes F. Last year, the paper contained a question on A. On the basis of the information given, this year's paper is most likely to contain a question on [2014 ]

#60. Four friends A, B, C and D distribute some money among themselves in such a manner that A gets one less than B, C gets 5 more than D, D gets 3 more than B. Who gets the smallest amount? [2013]]

#61. In a class of 45 students, a boy is ranked 20th. When two boys joined, his rank was dropped by one. What is his new rank from the end? [2013 ]

#62. Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of different colour like violet, indigo, blue green, yellow, orange and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is [2013]

#63. A, B, C, D and E belong to five different cities P, Q, R, S and T (not necessarily in that order). Each one of them comes from a different city. Further it is given that [2013 ] 1. B and C do not belong to Q. 2. B and E do not belong to P and R. 3. A and C do not belong to R, S and T. 4. D and E do not belong to Q and T. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

#64. There are five hobby clubs in a college viz, photography, yachting, chess, electronics and gardening. The gardening group meets every second day, the electronics group meets every third day, the chess group meets every fourth day, the yachting group meets every fifth day and the photography group meets every sixth day. How many times do all the five groups meet on the same day within 180 days? [2013]

#65. Geeta is older than her cousin Meena. Meena’s brother Bipin is older than Geeta. When Meena and Bipin visit Geeta, they like to play chess. Meena wins the game more often than Geeta. Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the informaton given above? [2013]

#66. Out of four friends A, B, C and D. A and B play football and cricket. B and C play cricket and hockey. A and D play basketball and football. C and D play hockey and basketball. [2013 ] Which game do B, C and D play?

#67. Out of four friends A, B, C and D. A and B play football and cricket. B and C play cricket and hockey. A and D play basketball and football. C and D play hockey and basketball. [2013 ] Who plays football, basketball and hockey?

#68. Out of four friends A, B, C and D. A and B play football and cricket. B and C play cricket and hockey. A and D play basketball and football. C and D play hockey and basketball. [2013 ] Who does not play hockey?

#69. Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs. [2013 ] (i) C is seated next to A. (ii) A is seated two seats from D. (iii) B is not seated next to A. Which of the following must be true? (I) D is seated next to B. (II) E is seated next to A. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#70. The music director of film wants to select four persons to work on different aspects of the composition of a piece of music. Seven persons are available for this work: they are Rohit, Tanya, Shobha, Kaushal, Kunal, Mukesh and Jaswant. Rohit and Tanya will not work together. Kunal and Shobha will not work together. Mukesh and Kunal want to work together. [2013] Which of the following is the most acceptable group of people that can be selected by the music director?

#71. A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcoming tournament. For this 7 players are available : males A, B and C: and females W, X, Y and Z. All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team of four, all players must be able to play with’ each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannot play with Z and W cannot play with Y. [2013 ] If all the three males are selected, then how many combination of four member teams are possible?

#72. A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcoming tournament. For this 7 players are available : males A, B and C: and females W, X, Y and Z. All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team of four, all players must be able to play with’ each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannot play with Z and W cannot play with Y. [2013 ] If B is selected and Y is rejected, team will consist of which one of the following groups?

#73. A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcoming tournament. For this 7 players are available : males A, B and C: and females W, X, Y and Z. All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team of four, all players must be able to play with’ each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannot play with Z and W cannot play with Y. [2013] If Y is selected and B is rejected, the team will consist of which one of the following groups?

#74. Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows: [2013]Between which two cities among the pairs of cities given below are there maximum travel options available?

#75. Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows: [2013] Which one of the following pairs of cities is connected by any of the routes directly without going through any other city?

#76. Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows: [2013] If a person visits each of the places starting from P and gets back to P, which of the following places must he visit twice?

#77. Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows: [2013] Which mode of transport would help one to reach R starting from Q, but without changing the mode of transport?

#78. Consider the following statements: [2013] (i) A primary group is relatively smaller in size. (ii) Intimacy is an essential characteristic of a primary group. (iii) A family may be an example of a primary group. In the light of the above statements, which one of the following is true?

#79. Consider the following figures: [2013] Which one of the following figures would logically come in the 7th position indicated above by a question mark?

#80. A cube has six numbers marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on its faces. Three views of the cube are shown below: [2013 ] What possible numbers can exist on the two faces marked A and B , respectively on the cube?

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#81. Examine the following three figures in which the numbers follow a specific pattern: [2013] The missing number (?) in the third figure above is

#82. Consider the following matrix: [2013 ] What is the number at ‘X’ in the above matrix?

#83. : In each item, there are two sets of figures, first four figures named Problem figure sand next four figures named Answer figures indicated as (a), (b), (c) and (d). The problem figures follow a particular sequence. In accordance with the same, which one of the four answer figures should appear as the fifth figure? Problem figures: [2013 ]

#84. In each item, there are two sets of figures, first four figures named Problem figure sand next four figures named Answer figures indicated as (a), (b), (c) and (d). The problem figures follow a particular sequence. In accordance with the same, which one of the four answer figures should appear as the fifth figure? Problem figures: [2013]

#85. Consider the following figures 1, 2, 3 and 4: In the figures from 1 to 4 above, two symbols are shown to change their position in a regular direction. Following the same sequence, which one of the following will appear at the fifth stage? [2013 ]

#86. Examine the following statements: 1. Rama scored more than Rani 2. Rani scored less than Ratna 3. Ratna scored more than Rama 4. Padma scored more than Rama but less than Ratna. Who scored the highest?

#87. In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals. The professor has to go up to meet his IAS officer friend. The doctor is equally friendly to all, and has to go up as frequently as go down. The engineer has to go up to meet his MLA friend above whose flat lives the professor's friend. From the ground floor to the top floor, in what order do the five professionals live? [2012 ]

#88. Examine the following statements: [2012 ] 1. None but the rich can afford air-travel. 2. Some of those who travel by air become sick. 3. Some of those who become sick require treatment. Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#89. Consider the following statements: [2012 ] 1. All machines consume energy. 2. Electricity provides energy. 3. Electrically operated machines are cheap to maintain. 4. Electrically operated machines do not cause pollution. Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

#90. Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture. [2012] Which lecture is scheduled before the Mathematics lecture?

#91. Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture. [2012 ] Which lecture is scheduled on Wednesday?

#92. Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture. [2012] Which lecture is the last one in the week?

#93. Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture. [2012] Which lecture is scheduled between Statistics and English?

#94. Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture. [2012] Which lecture is scheduled on Monday?

#95. Which one of the figures shown below occupies the blank space (?) in the matrix given above? [2012 ]

#96. Three views of a cube following a particular motion are given below: [2012] What is the letter opposite to A?

#97. In the above figure, circle P represents hardworking people, circle Q represents intelligent people, circle R represents truthful people, and circle S represents honest people. Which region represents the people who are intelligent, honest and truthful but not hardworking? [2012 ]

#98. Six squares are coloured, front and back, red (R), blue (B), yellow (Y), green (G), white (W) and orange (O) and are hinged together as shown in the figure given below. If they are folded to form a cube, what would be the face opposite to the white face? [2012 ]

#99. The elements of the problem figures given below are changing with a certain rule as we observe them from left to right: [2012 ] According to this rule, which of the following would be the next figure if the changes were continued with the same rule?

#100. Consider the following statement: [2012 ] The Third World War, if it ever starts, will end very quickly with the possible end of civilization. It is only the misuse of nuclear power which will trigger it. Based on the above statement, which one of the following inferences is correct?

#101. Consider the following statements: [2012 ] 1. All X-brand cars parked here are white. 2. Some of them have radial tyres. 3. All X-brand cars manufactured after 1986 have radial tyres. 4. All cars are not X-brand. Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#102. Four political parties W, X, Y and Z decided to set up a joint candidate for the coming parliamentary elections. The formula agreed by them was the acceptance of a candidate by most of the parties. Four aspiring candidates, A, B, C and D approached the parties for their tickets. A was acceptable to W but not to Z. B was acceptable to Y but not to X. C was acceptable to W and Y. D was acceptable to W and X. When candidate B was preferred by W and Z, candidate C was preferred by X and Z, and candidate A was acceptable to X but not to Y; who got the ticket? [2012]

#103. Examine the following statements: [2012 ] 1. None but students are members of the club. 2. Some members of the club are married persons. 3. All married persons are invited for dance. Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#104. Only six roads A, B, C, P, Q and R connect a military camp to the rest of the country. Only one out of A, P and R is open at any one time. If B is closed, so is Q. Only one of A and B is open during storms. P is closed during floods. In this context, which one of the following statements is correct? [2012 ]

#105. Examine the following statements: [2012 ] 1. I watch TV only if I am bored. 2. I am never bored when I have my brother’s company. 3. Whenever I go to the theatre I take my brother along. Which one of the following conclusions is valid in the context of the above statements?

#106. Given that, [2012 ] 1. A is the brother of B. 2. C is the father of A. 3. D is the brother of E. 4. E is the daughter of B. Then, the uncle of D is

#107. Gita is prettier than Sita but not as pretty as Rita. Then, [2012 ]

#108. Consider the following statement: “Though quite expensive, television is not a luxury item, as one can learn many things through television.” Which one of the following is a valid inference from the above statement? [2012 ]

#109. Read the passage given below and the two statements that follow (given on the basis of the passage): Four men are waiting at Delhi airport for a Mumbai flight. Two are doctors and the other two are businessmen. Two speak Gujarati and two speak Tamil. No two of the same profession speak the same language. Two are Muslims and two are Christians. No two of the same religion are of the same profession, nor do they speak the same language. The Tamil-speaking doctor is a Christian. 1. The Christian-businessman speaks Gujarati. 2. The Gujarati-speaking doctor is a Muslim. Which of the above statements is/are correct conclusion/ conclusions? [2012]

#110. Ten new TV shows started in January — 5 sitcoms, 3 drama and 2 news magazines. By April, only seven of the new shows were still on, five of them being sitcoms. Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above? [2012]

#111. Three persons A, B and C wore shirts of black, blue and orange colours (not necessarily in that order) and pants of green, yellow and orange colours (not necessarily in that order). No person wore shirt and pants of the same colour. Further, it is given that [2012 ] 1. A did not wear shirt of black colour. 2. B did not wear shirt of blue colour. 3. C did not wear shirt of orange colour. 4. A did not wear pants of green colour. 5. B wore pants of orange colour. What were the colours of the pants and shirt worn by C, respectively?

#112. During the last summer vacation. Ankit went to a summer camp where he took part in hiking, swimming and boating. This summer, he is looking forward to a music camp where he hopes to sing, dance and learn to play the guitar. Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above? [2012]

#113. Examine the following statements: [2012 ] 1. Only those who have a pair of binoculars can become the members of the birdwatcher’s club. 2. Some members of the birdwatcher’s club have cameras. 3. Those members who have cameras can take part in photo-contests. Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#114. (d) Whimsical people are generally frustrated. 79. Examine the following statements: [2012 ] 1. Either A and B are of the same age or A is older than B. 2. Either C and D are of the same age or D is older than C. 3. B is older than C. Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#115. Consider the following statements: [2012 ] 1. All artists are whimsical. 2. Some artists are drug addicts. 3. Frustrated people are prone to become drug addicts. From the above three statements it may be concluded that

#116. A person stood alone in a desert on a dark night and wanted to reach his village which was situated 5 km east of the point where he was standing. He had no instruments to find the direction but he located the polestar. The most convenient way now to reach his village is to walk in the [2012]

#117. Consider the figure given below and answer the items that follows: In the figure shown above, OP 1 and OP 2 are two plane mirrors kept perpendicular to each other. S is the direction of a beam of light falling on the mirror OP 1. The direction of the reflected beam of light from the mirror OP 2 will be

#118. Consider the following figure and answer the item that follows : [2011] What is the total number of triangles in the above grid ?

#119. Study the following figure : A person goes from A to B always moving to the right or downwards along the lines. How many different routes can he adopt? [2011 ] Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#120. Consider the following figures : [2011] What is the missing number?

#121. The houses of A and B face each other on a road going north-south, A’s being on the western side. A comes out of his house, turns left, travels 5 km, turns right, travels 5 km to the front of D’s house. B does exactly the same and reaches the front of C’s house. In this context, which one of the following statements is correct ? [2011]

#122. Consider the following argument : "In order to be a teacher one must graduate from college. All poets are poor. Some Mathematicians are poets. No college graduate is poor." Which one of the following is not a valid conclusion regarding the above argument? [2011]

#123. Consider the following figure and answer the item that follows: What is the minimum number of different colours required to paint the figure given above such that no two adjacent regions have the same colour ? [2011]

#124. There are four routes to travel from city A to city B and six routes from city B to city C. How many routes are possible to travel from the city A to city C ? [2011]

#125. Each of the following two items consists of four statements. Of these four statements, two cannot both be true, but both can be false. Study the statements carefully and identify the two that satisfy the above condition. Select the correct answer using the codes given below each set of statements: Examine the following statements : [2011 ]1. All trains are run by diesel engine. 2. Some trains are run by diesel engine. 3. No train is run by diesel engine. 4. Some trains are not run by diesel engine. Codes :

#126. Each of the following two items consists of four statements. Of these four statements, two cannot both be true, but both can be false. Study the statements carefully and identify the two that satisfy the above condition. Select the correct answer using the codes given below each set of statements: Examine the following statements : [2011 ] 1. All animals are carnivorous. 2. Some animals are not carnivorous. 3. Animals are not carnivorous. 4. Some animals are carnivorous. Codes :

#127. In a queue, Mr. X is fourteenth from the front and Mr. Y is seventeenth from the end, while Mr. Z is exactly in between Mr. X and Mr. Y. If Mr. X is ahead of Mr. Y and there are 48 persons in the queue, how many persons are there between Mr. X and Mr. Z ?

#128. Read the following passage and answer the 3 (three) items that follow In a survey regarding a proposed measure to be introduced, 2878 persons took part of which 1652 were males. 1226 persons voted against the proposal of which 796 were males. 1425 persons voted for the proposal. 196 females were undecided. [2011] How many females were not in favour of the proposal?

#129. In a survey regarding a proposed measure to be introduced, 2878 persons took part of which 1652 were males. 1226 persons voted against the proposal of which 796 were males. 1425 persons voted for the proposal. 196 females were undecided. [2011] How many males were undecided ?

#130. In a survey regarding a proposed measure to be introduced, 2878 persons took part of which 1652 were males. 1226 persons voted against the proposal of which 796 were males. 1425 persons voted for the proposal. 196 females were undecided. [2011] How many females voted for the proposal ?

#131. A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family. There are two fathers, two sons, two wives, three males and two females. The teacher was the wife of a lawyer who was the son of a doctor. E is not a male, neither also a wife of a professional. C is the youngest person in the family and D is the eldest. B is a male. [2011] Whose wife is the teacher ?

#132. A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family. There are two fathers, two sons, two wives, three males and two females. The teacher was the wife of a lawyer who was the son of a doctor. E is not a male, neither also a wife of a professional. C is the youngest person in the family and D is the eldest. B is a male. [2011] Who are the females in the group ?

#133. A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family. There are two fathers, two sons, two wives, three males and two females. The teacher was the wife of a lawyer who was the son of a doctor. E is not a male, neither also a wife of a professional. C is the youngest person in the family and D is the eldest. B is a male. [2011] How is D related to E ?

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