Jan 31, 2017

South Indian Bank PO Previous Year Question Paper - Reasoning

Directions (Q. 1-5): Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Mark answer (1) if the inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given;
mark answer (2) if the inference is ‘ probably true’ though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given;
mark answer (3) if the ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false;
mark answer (4) if the inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given;
mark answer (5) if the inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line are based on a person’s nutritional requirements in terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories, whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that along with calories the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to the physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infections.
1. Many Indians who are below the poverty line get necessary amount of proteins.
2. People well above the poverty line are less likely to suffer from infections.
3. India’s poverty alleviation programmes can only succeed after reaching agreement about the poverty line.
4. People in urban area do less physical work compared to people in rural area.
5. In other countries, there is no controversy about defining the poverty line.

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. 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 statement. Give answer:
1) If only assumption I is implicit
2) If only assumption II is implicit,
3) If either I or II is implicit,
4) If neither I nor II is implicit, and
5) If both I and II are implicit.

6. Statement: This book is for those who are interested to know more about ‘Indian History’.
Assumptions:
I. People who are interested to know about the author may read books.
II. Every book may attract some readers.

7. Statement: Helping the poor is the real service to humanity.
Assumptions:
I. Poor people are in need of help from others.
II. If we do not help poor, we will not be called human beings.

8. Statement: The police in India have to cope with tremendous stress and strain while having to maintain security and order.
Assumptions:
I. In other countries, the police do not have to undergo stress and strain while doing their duty.
II. The police are expected to do their duties without stress or strain.

9. Statement: If children are to manage our world in future, then they need to be equipped to do so.
Assumptions:
I. The world has always educated children.
II. It is possible to educate children.

10. Statement: There is no shopping complex for this colony; people have to go to the main market.
Assumptions:
I. This colony may be far from main market.
II. The people do not want to go to the main market.

Directions (Q. 11-15): In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement. Give answer
1) if only conclusion I follows,
2) if only conclusion II follows,
3) if either l or II follows,
4) if neither I nor II follows, and
5) if both I and II follow.

11. Statement: An advertisement —Interest rate will be fixed on the basis of our bank’s rate prevailing on the date of deposit and refixed every quarter thereafter.
Conclusions:
I. It is left to the depositors to guard their interest.
II. The bank’s interest rates are subject to change on a day-to-day basis depending on market position.

12. Statement: In order to enforce discipline on transport operators, the state government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 5,000 for the first excess tonne loaded in transport vehicle and Rs 1,000 for each subsequent tonne.
Conclusions:
I. People will follow some discipline when severe fine is imposed.
II. The state government has failed to understand the problem of transport operators.

13. Statement: Research has proved that people eating high fat diets coupled with decreased level of exercises are prone to heart diseases.
Conclusions:
I. People should reduce their high-fat diet as a preventive method.
II. People must have sufficient level of exercise to reduce their chances of having heart disease.

14. Statement: Only those candidates with exceptional talent and strong motivation should apply. — An advertisement.
Conclusions:
I. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria -will not be considered.
II. It is possible to decide clearly who is talented and motivated.

15. Statement: Book your flat before l5th June and avail interest-free loan from the builders. — An advertisement.
Conclusions:
I. No at will be booked afterwards.
II. After 15th June, no loan will be provided.

Directions (Q. 16-20): In the following questions the symbols @, @, =, © and © are used with the following meaning:
P @ Q means P is greater than Q.
P @ Q means P is either greater than or equal to Q.
P = Q means P is equal to Q.
P © Q means P is smaller than Q.
P © Q means P is either smaller than or equal to Q.
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true? Give answer
1) if only conclusion I is true,
2) if only conclusion II is true,
3) if either I or II is true,
4) if neither I nor H is true, and
5) if both I and II are true.
16. Statements: B @ V, K © C, C © B
Conclusions: I. V @ C II. B @ K

17. Statements: K @ T, S = T, T © R
Conclusions: I. S @ R II. T = R

18. Statements: U = M, P @ U, M @ B
Conclusions: I. P = B II. P @ B

19. Statements: L @ N, J © P, P @ L
Conclusions: I. J = L II. P = N

20. Statements: H @ G, D @ E, H = E
Conclusions: I. D @ H II. G © D

Directions (Q. 21-25): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
An export processing unit has a computerised machine which generates six codes to distinguish products of each of the seven batches produced in a day. The machine is fed code for the first batch of each day. Based on that, the machine generates 6 codes by rearrangement of words for subsequent batches. Following is an illustration of generation of codes for some batches of a day.
Day’s first batch — who nut cream page for table.
Day’s second batch — who for cream page nut table.
Day’s third batch -- who for page cream nut table.
Day’s fourth batch —— table for page cream nut who.
Day’s fifth batch - page table for nut who cream.
Day’s sixth batch — page who for nut table cream.
and so on till seventh batch. Next day based on the same rule, new set of words will be introduced as given above:

21. If the seventh batch of the day is ‘from door no leaf glass but’, which of the following would be the first three words of the code of the third batch of that day?
1) door leaf from ……………
2) door leaf but ..... ..
3) glass left but ……..
4) but door no ..... ..
5) None of these

22. If the code of sixth batch of the day is ‘very say could man on fire’, which of the following batch codes would read as ‘say could very fire man on’?
1) Second
2) Third
3) Fourth
4) Fifth
5) None of these

23. If the code of fourth batch is ‘so when clean get lemon dust’, which of the following would be the code for seventh batch?
1) get dust lemon when so clean
2) clean so when lemon dust get
3) when get dust so clean lemon
4) clean dust lemon when so get
5) None of these

24. If the first batch code of a day is ‘five gave it close to mine’, which of the following will be the code for fourth batch?
1) five to it close gave mine
2) mine to close it gave five
3) five to close it gave mine
4) close five to gave mine it
5) None of these

25. If the code of fifth batch of a day is ‘same is tea at now then’, which of the following would definitely be the first code of that day?
1) tea same is now then at
2) same now tea at is then
3) now at then same tea is
4) now tea is same then at
5) None of these

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