1 . In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between Strong" arguments and "Weak" arguments in so far "Strong" arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. "Weak" arguments are those which are of less 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 A
A.  B and C. You have to decide which of the argument is a strong argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
$Statement :$

Shoul d there be a restri ction on the construction of high rise buildings in big cities in India.

$Arguments :$

A. No
B.  big cities in India do not have adequate open l and plots to accommodate the growing population.

B. Yes
C.  only the builders and developers benefit from the construction of high rise buildings.

C. Yes
D.  the Government should first provide adequate infrastructure facilities to existing buildings before allowing the construction of new high rise buildings."
E.  Only B is strong
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2 . In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions A, B and C. 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 statements.
$Statement :$

Police authority cordoned off the entire day and stopped vehicular movement for the visit of a top functionary of the government in view the threat perception and advised all the residents in the area to limit their movement outside their dwellings.

Which of the following assumption(s) is/are implicit in the above statement?

A. Police personnel may not be able to control the vehicular movement in the locality and may seek help from the armed forces.

B. People living in the locality may move out of their houses for the day to avoid inconvenient.

C. The Government functi onary may request the police authority to lift the ban on movement of residents of the locality outside their dwellings.
A.  None is implicit
B.  only A is implicit
C.  only B is implicit
D.  only C is implicit
E.  only B and C are implicit
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3 . In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions A, B and C. 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 statements.
$Statements :$

The apex body controlling universities in the country has decided to revise the syllabus of all the technical courses to make them focused towards the present needs of the industry thereby making the technical graduates more employable than they are at present.

Which of the following assumptions(s) is/ are implicit in the above statement?

A. Technical colleges affiliated to different universities may not welcome the apex body's decision and may continue with the same syllabus as at present.

B. The industry may welcome the decision of the apex body and scale up their hiring from these colleges.

C. The Government may not allow the apex body to implement its decision in all the colleges as it may lead to chaos.
A.  None is implicit
B.  only A is implicit
C.  only B is implicit
D.  only C is implicit
E.  only A and B are implicit
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4 . Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H study in different standards viz. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. All of them are seated around a circular table facing the centre.

C sits third to right of H. H studies in Std.

VIII. F sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. The one who studies in Std. I is an immediate neighbour of E.

Three people sit between H and the student of Std. VII.

H, C and also their immediate neighbours do not study in Std. II. Only one person sits between the student of Std. II and G. Students of Std. III and IV are immediate neighbours of each other. C is neither in Std. IV nor in Std. III. Only one person sits between A and the student of Std V. A does not study in Std. II or III. B does not study in Std. II.
Which of the following is true regarding F ?
A.  F studies in Std. V
B.  D and G are immediate neighbours of F
C.  One person sits between F and the student of Std. IV
D.  F sits second to right of A
E.  None is true
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5 . Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H study in different standards viz. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. All of them are seated around a circular table facing the centre.

C sits third to right of H. H studies in Std.

VIII. F sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. The one who studies in Std. I is an immediate neighbour of E.

Three people sit between H and the student of Std. VII.

H, C and also their immediate neighbours do not study in Std. II. Only one person sits between the student of Std. II and G. Students of Std. III and IV are immediate neighbours of each other. C is neither in Std. IV nor in Std. III. Only one person sits between A and the student of Std V. A does not study in Std. II or III. B does not study in Std. II.
Who amongst the following studies in Std. III ?
A.  C
B.  F
C.  G
D.  B
E.  Cannot be determined
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6 . Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H study in different standards viz. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. All of them are seated around a circular table facing the centre.

C sits third to right of H. H studies in Std.

VIII. F sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. The one who studies in Std. I is an immediate neighbour of E.

Three people sit between H and the student of Std. VII.

H, C and also their immediate neighbours do not study in Std. II. Only one person sits between the student of Std. II and G. Students of Std. III and IV are immediate neighbours of each other. C is neither in Std. IV nor in Std. III. Only one person sits between A and the student of Std V. A does not study in Std. II or III. B does not study in Std. II.
How many persons sit between D and the student of Std. IV, when counted from the left hand side of student of Std. IV ?
A.  None
B.  One
C.  Two
D.  Three
E.  Four
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7 . Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H study in different standards viz. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. All of them are seated around a circular table facing the centre.

C sits third to right of H. H studies in Std.

VIII. F sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. The one who studies in Std. I is an immediate neighbour of E.

Three people sit between H and the student of Std. VII.

H, C and also their immediate neighbours do not study in Std. II. Only one person sits between the student of Std. II and G. Students of Std. III and IV are immediate neighbours of each other. C is neither in Std. IV nor in Std. III. Only one person sits between A and the student of Std V. A does not study in Std. II or III. B does not study in Std. II.
Which of the following is true?
A.  Only one person is sitting between student of Std. IV and Std.VII
B.  D studies in Std. II
C.  The one studying in Std. III is an immediate neighbour of H
D.  One person sits between H and the student of Std. II
E.  None is true
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8 . Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H study in different standards viz. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. All of them are seated around a circular table facing the centre.

C sits third to right of H. H studies in Std.

VIII. F sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. The one who studies in Std. I is an immediate neighbour of E.

Three people sit between H and the student of Std. VII.

H, C and also their immediate neighbours do not study in Std. II. Only one person sits between the student of Std. II and G. Students of Std. III and IV are immediate neighbours of each other. C is neither in Std. IV nor in Std. III. Only one person sits between A and the student of Std V. A does not study in Std. II or III. B does not study in Std. II.
Who amongst the following represent immediate neighbours of G ?
A.  A, B
B.  E and the student of Std. II
C.  H and student of Std. VI
D.  E, F
E.  A, D
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9 . In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statements and Give answer:

(1) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true

(2) If either conclusion I or II is true

(3) If only conclusion II is true

(4) If only conclusion I is true

(5) If both conclusion I and II are true
$Statement:$

I = N > C > H < E = S

$Conclusions:$

I. I > H
II. C > S
A.  If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true
B.  If either conclusion I or II is true
C.  If only conclusion II is true
D.  If only conclusion I is true
E.  If both conclusion I and II are true
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10 . In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statements and Give answer:

(1) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true

(2) If either conclusion I or II is true

(3) If only conclusion II is true

(4) If only conclusion I is true

(5) If both conclusion I and II are true
$Statement:$

J = K $\geq$ O = Z, K $\geq$ Q < S

$Conclusions:$

I. Q > Z
II. S $\leq$ Z
A.  If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true
B.  If either conclusion I or II is true
C.  If only conclusion II is true
D.  If only conclusion I is true
E.  If both conclusion I and II are true
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