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1 . Study the following information to answer the given questions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule.

The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: more presence required 12 42 70 for 63 37 good work 28

Step I: for 70 more presence required 12 42 63 37 good work 28

Step II: good 63 for 70 more presence required 12 42 37 work 28

Step III: more 42 good 63 for 70 presence required 12 37 work 28

Step IV:presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 required 12 work 28

Step V: required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 12 work

Step VI:work 12 required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input for the questions:

money 48 24 18 wanted for investment 65 90 lock credit 32
Which word/number would be fourth from the left in step IV?
for
48
65
32
credit
2 . Study the following information to answer the given questions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule.

The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: more presence required 12 42 70 for 63 37 good work 28

Step I: for 70 more presence required 12 42 63 37 good work 28

Step II: good 63 for 70 more presence required 12 42 37 work 28

Step III: more 42 good 63 for 70 presence required 12 37 work 28

Step IV:presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 required 12 work 28

Step V: required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 12 work

Step VI:work 12 required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input for the questions:

money 48 24 18 wanted for investment 65 90 lock credit 32
Which word/number would be second to the right of the fifth element from the left in step V?
for
65
48
investment
32
3 . Study the following information to answer the given questions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule.

The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: more presence required 12 42 70 for 63 37 good work 28

Step I: for 70 more presence required 12 42 63 37 good work 28

Step II: good 63 for 70 more presence required 12 42 37 work 28

Step III: more 42 good 63 for 70 presence required 12 37 work 28

Step IV:presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 required 12 work 28

Step V: required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 12 work

Step VI:work 12 required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input for the questions:

money 48 24 18 wanted for investment 65 90 lock credit 32
How many elements (words/numbers) are there between 'for' and '18' is step III?
Four
Three
Six
Seven
Five
4 . Study the following information to answer the given questions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule.

The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: more presence required 12 42 70 for 63 37 good work 28

Step I: for 70 more presence required 12 42 63 37 good work 28

Step II: good 63 for 70 more presence required 12 42 37 work 28

Step III: more 42 good 63 for 70 presence required 12 37 work 28

Step IV:presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 required 12 work 28

Step V: required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70 12 work

Step VI:work 12 required 28 presence 37 more 42 good 63 for 70

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input for the questions:

money 48 24 18 wanted for investment 65 90 lock credit 32
Which of the following represents the position of 'credit' in step V?
Third from the right
Fifth from the left
Sixth from the left
Fourth from the right
Sixth from the right
5 . 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, B and C. You have to decide which of the argument is a strong argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
$Statement :$

Should there be a cap on drawing groundwater for irrigation purposes in India?

$Arguments :$

A. No, irrigation is of prime importance for food production in India and it is heavily dependent on groundwater in many parts of the country.

B. Yes, water tables have gone down to alarmingly low levels in some parts of the country where irrigation is primarily dependent on groundwater, which may lead to serious environmental consequences.

C. Yes, India just cannot afford to draw groundwat er any f urther as the international agencies have cautioned India against it.
only A and B are strong
only A and C are strong
only B and C are strong
All A, B and C are strong
None of these
6 . 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, B and C. You have to decide which of the argument is a strong argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
$Statement :$

Should there be complete ban on setting up of thermal power plants in India?

$Arguments :$

A. Yes, this is the only was to arrest further addition to environmental pollution.

B. No, there is a huge shortage of electricity in most parts of the country and hence generation of electricity needs to be augmented.

C. No, many developed countries continue to set up thermal power plants in their countries
None is strong
Only A is strong
Only B is strong
Only C is strong
only either A or B is strong
7 . 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, 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, big cities in India do not have adequate open l and plots to accommodate the growing population.

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

C. Yes, the Government should first provide adequate infrastructure facilities to existing buildings before allowing the construction of new high rise buildings.
Only B is strong
Only C is strong
Only A and C are strong
Only A is strong
None of these
8 . 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.
None is implicit
only A is implicit
only B is implicit
only C is implicit
only B and C are implicit
9 . 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.
None is implicit
only A is implicit
only B is implicit
only C is implicit
only A and B are implicit
10 . 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 ?
F studies in Std. V
D and G are immediate neighbours of F
One person sits between F and the student of Std. IV
F sits second to right of A
None is true