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Reasoning practice test For SAIL MTT and SAIL MTA exams
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Directions (Qs. 1 to 5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven students of a school. Each of them studies in different standard from Standard IV to Standard X not necessarily in the same order. Each of them has favorite subject from English, Science, History, Geography, Mathematics, Hindi and Sanskrit not necessarily in the same order.
Q studies in VII Standard and does not like either Mathematics or Geography.
R likes English and does not study either in V or in IX
T studies in VIII Standard and likes Hindi.
The one who likes Science studies in X Standard.
S studies in iv Standard.
W likes Sanskrit.
P does not study in R Standard.
The one who likes Geography studies in V Standard

1. In which standard does W study?
(1)VIII
(2)IX
(3)X
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

2. Which subject does P like
(l) Geography
(2) Mathematics
(3) English
(4) History
(5) None of these

3 Which subject does S like
(1) History
(2 Geography
(3) Mathematics
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

4. In which standard does P study?
(i)IV
(2) V
(3)IX
(4)X
(5) None of these

5. Which of the following combinations of student-standard- subject is correct ?
(1)T – VIII – Mathematics
(2)W – VII -Sanskrit
(3)Q – VII -Geography
(4)V – X – Science
(5)None of these

Directions (Qs. 6 to 10) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below

Following are the conditions for selecting Systems Manager in an organization
The candidate must
(i) be a graduate engineer in IT, Computer Science, Electronics with at least 60 percent marks.
(ii) be at least thirty years and not more than forty years as on 1.9.2009.
(iii) have secured at least 40 percent marks in the written examination.
(iv) have secured at least 50 percent marks in the selection interview.
(v) have post qualification work experience of at least ten years in the systems department of an organisation. In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the conditions
EXCEPT—
(a) at (1) above, but has secured at least 60 percent marks in ME IT or Computer Science, the case is to be referred to DGM-Systems.
(b) at (v) above, but has past qualification experience of at least five years as Deputy Systems Manager, the case is to be referred to the GM- Systems.

In each question below, details of one candidate are given. You have to take one of the following courses of actions based on the information provided and the conditions and sub- conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything else other than the information provided for each candidate. All these cases are given to you as on 1.9.2009. Mark answer
(1) if the candidate is to be selected.
(2) if the candidate is not to be selected.
(3) if the case is to be referred to DGM-Systems.
(4) if the case is to be referred to GM-Systems.
(5) if the data provided are not adequate to take a decision.

6. Samir Ghosh was born on 25th May 1978. He has secured 65 percent marks in BE-IT in the year 1999. Since then he is working in the systems department of an organization. He has secured 50 percent marks in both written examination and selection interview

7. Navin Prakash has secured 62 percent marks in BE-Computer Science. He has been working in the systems department of an organisation since July 1999 after completion of BE. He was born on 4th April 1974. He has secured 55 percent marks in selection interview and 45 percent marks in the written exam

8. Neeta Pathak has been working as Deputy Systems Manager in an organization for the past seven years after completing her BE in IT with 70 percent marks. She has secured 45 percent marks in selection interview and 55 percent marks in the written examination. She was born on 12th November, 1978.
9. Ashok Malhotra,was born on 19th March 1977. He has secured 56 percent marks in both selection interview and written examination. He has secured 58 percent marks in BE-IT and 72 percent marks in ME-IT He has been working in the systems department of an organization for the past eleven years after completing ME-IT

10. Gemma D’Souza was born on15th December 1972. She has secured 60 percent marks in both written examination and selection interview. She has been working as Deputy Systems Manager for the last six years in an organization after completing her BE-Electronics with 75 percent

Directions (Qs. 11 to 15) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i) A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H are eight students each having a different height.
(ii) D is shorter than A but taller than G.
(iii) E is taller than H but shorter than C.
(iv) B is shorter than D but taller than E
(v) C is shorter than G.
(vi) G is not as tall as F.
11. Which of the following is definitely false ?
(1) G is shorter than F
(2) C is shorter than F
(3) F is taller than C
(4) B is taller than E
(5) All are true

12. If another student J who is taller than E but shorter than G is added to the group, which of the following will be definitely true
(1) C and J are of same height
(2) J is shorter than D
(3) J is shorter than H
(4) J is taller than A
(5) None of these

13. Which of the following will definitely be the third from top when the eight students are arranged in descending order of height ?
(1) B
(2) F
(3)G
(4) B or G
(5) Cannot be determined

14. How many of them are definitely shorter than F
(1) Three
(2) Four
(3) Five
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

15. Which of the following is redundant to answer all the above questions ?
(1) (ii) only
(2) (ii) and (iii) only
(3) (iii) and (iv) only
(4) (ii) and (v) only
(5) All are necessary to answer the above question

Directions (Qs. 16 to 20) 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.
(2) if the inference is “probably true” though not “definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(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.
(4) if the inference is “probably false” though not “definitely false” in the light of the facts given.
(5) if the inference is “definitely false” i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

A recent report that satellite data shows groundwater levels in northern India depleting by as much as a foot per year over the, past decade, is a matter of concern. The clear writing on the wall is that India faces a turbulent water future and veritable crisis without proactive policy and sustainable practices. Besides, the poor monsoon this season and the resultant drought situation pan-India calls for sustained policy focus on the water economy. A whole series of glaring anomalies do need to be addressed. For one, there’s far too much reliance on groundwater. For another, our water infrastructure for storage and supply is sorely inadequate. Worse, policy distortions in artificially under pricing key agri-inputs like power have perversely incentivised cultivation of water intensive crops like paddy in traditionally wheat growing areas.

16. India has failed to take measures to recharge groundwater adequately in northern part.
17. Wheat cultivation in India requires comparatively more water than paddy.
18. Water level in other parts of India is stable during the last decade.
19. India has now put in place a system to reduce over dependence on groundwater.
20. Adequate monsoon helps in drawing less ground water for cultivation and thus preserve balance.

Directions (Qs. 21 to 27) In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong arguments and “weak” arguments. “Strong” arguments must be both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak” arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.
Each question below is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the argument(s) is/are “strong” and select your answer accordingly.
21. Should the Government restrict use of electricity for each household depending upon the requirement?
Arguments
I. Yes, this will help Government tide over the problem of inadequate generation of
electricity.
II.No, every citizen has right to consume electricity as per their requirement as they pay for using electricity
III. No, the Government does not have the machinery to put such a restriction on use of electricity.
(1) Only I is strong
(2) Only II is strong
(3) Only I and II are strong
(4) Only II and III are strong
(5) All I, II and III are strong

22. Should the Government order closure of all educational institutions for a month to avoid fast spreading of the contagious viral infection
Arguments
I. No, closure of educational institution alone is not the solution for curbing spread of viral infection.

II. No, students will visit crowded places like malls, markets, playgrounds etc. in mote numbers and spread the disease, as they will have lot of spare time at theft disposal.
III. Yes, young persons are more prone to get affected by the viral infection and hence they should remain in doors.
(1) None is strong
(2) Only us strong
(3) Only III is strong
(4) Only I and II are strong
(5) All I, II and III are strong

23. Should the Government ban export of all types of food grains the next one year to tide over unpredicted drought situation in country
Arguments
I. Yes, there is no other way to provide food to its citizen during the year.
II. No, the Government does not have its jurisdiction over private exporters for banning exports.
III. Yes, the Government should not allow the exporters to export food grains and procure all the foodgrains held by such exports and make it available for home consumption.
(I) Only I and II are strong
(2) Only II and III strong
(3) Only I and III are strong
(4) All I, II and III are strong
(5) None of these

24. Should there be a common syllabus for all subjects in graduate courses in all the universities across the country
Arguments
I. Yes, this is the only way to spring in Uniformity in the education system in the country.
II. Yes, it will help standardize the quality of graduation. Certificates being given by differ universities in the county.
III. No, each university should have the autonomy to decide its syllabus based on the specific requirement of the university.
(I) None is strong
(2) Only I is strong
(3) Only II is strong
(4) Only I and II are strong
(5) Only II and III are strong

25. Should all those students who failed in one or two subjects in HSC be allowed to take admission in degree courses and continue their study subject to their successfully passing in the supplementary examination ?
Arguments
I. Yes, this will help the students to complete theft education without a break of one year.
II. Yes, this is a forward looking strategy to help the students and motivate them for higher studies.
III. No, such students do not choose to continue their studies without having passed in all the subjects in HSC.
(1) Only I is strong
(2) Only II is strong
(3) Only III is strong
(4) Only either II or III and I are strong
(5) None of these

26. Effect
At least twenty schoolchildren were seriously injured while going for a school picnic during the weekend.
Which of the following can be a probable cause of the above effect
(1) The teacher accompanying the school children fell ill during the journey
(2) The bus in which the children were travelling met with an accident while taking turn on the main highway.
(3) The driver of the bus in which the children were travelling did not report after the break at the halting place on their journey.
(4) The school authority banned all school picnics for the next six months with immediate effect
(5) None of these

27.Cause
Government has recently decided to hike the procurement price of paddy for the rabi crops.
Which of the following will be a possible effect of the above cause
(1) The farmers may be encouraged to cultivate paddy for the rabi season.
(2) The farmers may switch over to other cash crops in their paddy fields.
(3)There was a drop in production of paddy during Kharif season.
(4)Government may not increase the procurement price of paddy during the next Kharif
season.
(5)Government will buy paddy from the open market during the next few months.

28. Statement
Many patients suffering from malaria were administered anti malarial drug for a week. Some of them did not respond to the traditional drug and their condition deteriorated after four days.

Which of the following would weaken the findings mentioned in the above statement
(1) Those patients who responded to the traditional drugs and recovered were needed to be given additional doses as they reported relapse of symptoms.
(2) The mosquitoes carrying malaria are found to be resistant to traditional malarial drugs.
(3) Majority of the patients suffering from malaria responded well to the traditional malarial drugs and recovered from the illness.
(4)Many drug companies have stopped manufacturing traditional malarial drugs.
(5) None of these

29. Statement
The cost of manufacturing cars in state A is thirty percent less than the cost of manufacturing cars in state B. Even after transportation fee for the differential distances of states A and B and the interstate taxes, it is cheaper to manufacture cars in state B than state A for selling these cars in Stare C.
Which of the following supports the conclusion drawn in the above statement?
(1) The cost of transportation from state A to state C is mote than thirty percent of the production cost
(2) The production costs of cars in state B are lower in comparison to state A
(3) Only Entry tax at state C is more for the products originated in state A
(4) Entry tax at state C is more for the products originated in state B
(5) The total of transportation cost of cars from state B to state C and entry tax of cars at state C is less than thirty percent of the production cost of cars in state B
.
30. Statement
Many people are of the opinion that use of cell phones in offices for personal use should totally be banned. It has been found in a research study that there was significant drop in output of employees in the organisation where use of cell phones was liberally allowed vis-a-vis those organizations where use of cell phones is banned for making personal calls.
Which of the following contradicts the findings of stated in the above statement?
(1) People spend more, time on talking while using cell phone for personal calls.
(2)Use of cell phones has become common in all the organisations.
(3) In the organisation where employees were allowed to use cell phones for making personal calls the employees are found to be more motivated to carry out their duties than those working in other organizations.
(4) Many organisations who provide cell phones to their employees for making official calls advise them to refrain from making personal calls during office hours
(5) None of these

Directions (Qs. 31 to 37) In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
31. Statement
The members belonging to two local clubs occasionally fight with each other on the main road and block traffic movement.
Courses of action
I. The local police station should immediately deploy police personnel round the clock on, the main road.
II Those involved in fighting should be identified and put behind bars.
III. The local administration should disband the management of the two clubs
with immediate effect.
(1)Only I and II follow
(2)Only II and III follow
(3)Only I and I follow
(4)All I, II and III follow
(5)None of these

32. Statement
Many students of the local school fell ill for the fourth time in a row in the last six months after consuming food prepared by the school canteen.
Courses of action
I. The school management should immediately terminate the contract of the canteen and ask for compensation.
II. The school management should advise all the students not to eat food articles from the canteen.
III. The owner of the canteen should immediately be arrested for negligence.
(1) None follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only I and II follow
(5) Only TI and III follow

33. Statement
Many school buses have fitted CNG Kit without observing the safety guideline properly. This results into some instances of these buses catching fire due to short circuit and endangering the lives of the school children.
Courses of action
I. The regional transport authority should immediately carry out checks of all the school buses fitted with CNG Kit.
II. The management of all the schools should stop hiring buses fitted with CNG Kit.
III. The Government should issue a notification banning school buses for use of CNG Kit.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only I and III follow
(5) None of these

34. Statement
A sudden cloud burst over the island city resulted into unpredicted rainfall causing flood like situation in the entire area. Large number of people were caught unaware and were stranded on the road.
Courses of action
I. The local administration should immediately put in place an action plan for avoiding such situation in future.
II. The local administration should immediately deploy personnel to help the stranded people, to move to safer places.
III. The local administration should advise all the citizens not to venture out on the road till situation improves.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only II and III follow
(5). All I, II and III follow
35. Statement
It is reported that during the last fortnight there has been three cases of near miss situation involving two aircrafts over the busy city airport. In all these cases both the aircrafts came perilously close to each other and could avoid confusion as the pilots acted just in time.

Courses of action
I The pilots of all the six aircrafts involved in these incidents should immediately be de-rostered.
II. Some flights should be diverted to other airports for the next few months to decongest the sky over the city airport.
III. Air traffic controllers of the city airport should be sent for refresher courses in batches to prepare themselves to handle such pressure situation.
(1) Only I follows
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows
(4) Only II and III follow
(5) None of these

36. A, B, C, D and E are five students in a class. D did not enter along with A or F but entered before C. B did not enter before C but entered along with A. E was not the last to enter:
Which of ,the following is definitely true ?
(1) C entered the class only after D
(2) D entered the class only after E
(3) B entered the class after A
(4) A entered the class after D
(5) None of these

37. D is brother of K. M is sister of K. T is father of R who is brother of M. F is mother of K. At least how many sons does T and F have ?
(1) Two
(2) Three
(3) Four
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

38. Statement
In a move that could provide some respite to ailing airline companies, the Government is looking at allowing them to import jet fuel on their own.
Which of the following can be definitely concluded from the above statement
(1) Airline companies in the past have imported jet fuel
(2) The price of imported jet fuel is less than the price of jet fuel available in the local market.
(3) Central Government will lose huge amount of money if jet fuel is imported.
(4) Airline companies are making considerable profit in the recent months.
(5) None of these

39. Statement
Some of the country’s largest food beverage and pharma companies may be forced to import sugar directly as the Government plans to improve stock limits on industrial consumers to ease the shortage in grocery shops and cool down prices that are at a 28-month high.

Which of the following substantiates the views expressed in the above statement ?
(1) Food, pharma and beverage companies were not allowed in the past to import
sugar.
(2)Sugar prices have been fluctuating for the past seven months.
(3)Government does not have authority to restrict purchase of sugar from the open
market.
(4)Import of sugar for commercial use will help lowering down the sugar price in the retail market
(5)None of these

40. Statement
A recent review reported that India’s fashion industry has been severely affected due to a slump in demand for luxury apparel, leather goods, besides gems and jewellery in domestic as well as international markets.
Which of the following contradicts the views expressed in the above statement?
(1) India’s fashion industry has been growing till last year
(2) Government has helped India’s fashion industry to grow in the past
(3) Domestic market of fashion goods reflects the sentiments of international market
(4) Share of fashion goods manufactured by India is negligible in the international market
(5) None of these

Answers :

1 Ans 2
2 Ans 1
3 Ans 3
4 Ans 5
5 Ans 4
6 Ans 1
7 Ans 1
8 Ans 2
9 Ans 3
10 Ans 4
11 Ans 5
12 Ans 2
13 Ans 1
14 Ans 2
15 Ans 5
16 Ans 1
17 Ans 5
18 Ans 3
19 Ans 4
20 Ans 2
21 Ans 3
22 Ans 2
23 Ans 5
24 Ans 4
25 Ans 1
26 Ans 2
27 Ans 1
28 Ans 3
29 Ans 5
30 Ans 3
31 Ans 1
32 Ans 4
33 Ans 1
34 Ans 4
35 Ans 3
36 Ans 4
37 Ans 4
38 Ans 2
39 Ans 4
40 Ans 4

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