Logical reasoning quiz for MAT, CMAT

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Directions (Questions 1-5): In each of these questions, a statement is
followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the
statement to be true. Decide which of the suggested course(s) of action
logically follow(s) for pursuing. Mark answer as:

(1) if only Course of Action II follows.

(2) if only Course of Action I follows.

(3) if neither Course of Action I nor II follows.

(4) if both Courses of Action I and II follow.

Statement:

1. The government has decided not to provide financial support to voluntary
organisations from the next Five-Year Plan and has communicated that all such
organisations should raise funds to meet their financial needs.

Courses of Action:

I. Voluntary organisations should collaborate with foreign agencies.

II. They should explore other sources of financial support.

Statement:

2. Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are
violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post-shipment export
credit denominated in foreign currency at international interest rates from
January this year.

Courses of Action:

I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.

II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial
banks.

Statement:

3. The Chairman stressed the need for making the education system more
flexible and regretted that the curriculum had not been revised in keeping with
the pace of the changes taking place.

Courses of Action:

I. Curriculum should be reviewed and revised periodically.

II. System of education should be made more flexible.

Statement:

4. The daytime temperatures in this summer have been four to five degrees
Celsius above the normal temperature across the country.

Courses of Action:

I. The government machinery should be put on high alert and provided with
necessary equipments to prevent any untoward incident.

II. The government should make necessary arrangements to provide water in
all the areas affected due to extreme heat waves.

Statement:

5. If the faculty members also join the strike, then there is going to be a
serious problem.

Courses of Action:

I. The faculty members should be persuaded not to go on strike.

II. Those faculty members who join the strike should be suspended.

Directions for questions 6 to 8:

The letters of the English alphabet are numbered from 26 to 1 such that 26
stands for A, 25 stands for B, and so on. The assigned numbers are used to
write the letters of the original alphabet. 

6. What will be the sum total of all vowels in the sequence? 

(1) 78               (2) 84               (3) 76               (4)
None of these 

7. Which of the following sequences denotes a valid word? 

(1) 6-12-17-23

(2) 5-11-18-22 

(3) 5-12-18-23 

(4) 5-12-17-2.3 

8. If each of the alphabets stands for the number which denotes it, what
will be the next term in the following sequence? Z, W, R, K, — 

(1) A                (2) B                (3) C                 (4) D 

9. Six students are sitting in a row in an examination hall. K is sitting
between V and R. V IS sitting next to M. M is sitting next to B. B is sitting
on the extreme left and Q is sitting next to R. Who are sitting adjacent to
V? 

(1) M and R                (2) M and K                (3) K and R                   (4) M and Q 

10. If the letters ‘Q, B, Z, H, X, H, Q, D, U, M, B’ are placed in the
order opposite to the one in which these normally appear in the English
alphabet, then which of these would be the fifth letter from right to
left? 

(1) H                (2) Z                 (3) U                 (4) X 

11. Arun started walking positioning his back towards the sun. After some
time, he turned left, then turned right and then towards the left again. In
which direction is he going now? 

(i)    North               (ii)
West                (iii) South                (iv) East 

(1) (i) or (ii) 

(2) (i) or (iii) 

(3) (ii) or (iii) 

(4) (iii) or (iv) 

Directions for questions 12 to 15 : In a club, combinations of five out of
the eight songs P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and Ware to be played by a DJ on a daily
basis. On anyone day, except for the first day of a month, only three of the
songs must be the ones that were played on the previous day. The song
combinations must also satisfy the following conditions:

(i) If song “P” is to be played on a day, song ”V” cannot be
played. 

(ii) If song “Q” is to be played on a day, “T” must be
one of the songs to be played after “Q”. 

(iii) If “R” is to be played on a day, “V” must be one
of the songs to be played after “R”. 

(iv) The last song to be played on any day must be either “S” or
“U”. 

12. Which of the following could be the combination of songs to be played
on the first day of a month? 

(1) P, R, V, S, U

(2) Q, S, R, V, U 

(3) T, U, R, V, S 

(4) U, Q, S, T, W 

13. If the songs “R” and “W” are to be played on the
first day, which of the following could be the other songs to be played on that
day? 

(1) P, T, U                    (2) Q, S, V                   (3) T, S, V                    (4)
Q, T, V 

14. Which of the following is TRUE of any day’s valid combination of
songs? 

(1) “P” cannot be played at third place

(2) “Q” cannot be played at third place

(3) “T” cannot be played at third place

(4) None of these 

15. If song “R” is played at third place in a sequence, which of
the following cannot be the second song to be played in that sequence? 

(1) Q                (2) S                 (3) T                 (4)
U

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Answers

1(4)    2(3)    
3(4)    4(1)     5(2)   
 6(2)   7(3)   
8(2)     9(2)    10(1)   
11(2)    12(3)     13(3)   
14(4)     15(1)

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