REASONING

DIRECTIONS (Q. 1-5) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

An organization wants to recruit system analysts. The following conditions apply.
The candidate must
(i) be an engineering graduate in  computer/IT with at least 60% marks.
(ii) have working experience in the field of computer at least for 2 yr after acquiring the requisite qualification.
(iii) have completed minimum 25 yr and maximum 30 yr of age as on 1.12.2013.
(iv) be willing to sign a bond for ` 50000.
(v) have secured minimum 55% marks in selection test. However, if a candidate fulfills all other conditions Except
A. at (i) above, but is an Electronics Engineer with 65% or more marks the case is to be referred to the General Manager (GM)-IT.
B. at (iv) above, but has an experience of at least 5 yr as a Software Manager, the case is to be referred to the VP.

In each question below, detailed information of candidate is given. You have to carefully study the information provided in each case and take one of the following courses of actions based on the information and the conditions given above. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.12.2013. You have to indicate your decision by marking answers to each question as follows:

Give Answer:
(a) If the case is to be referred to VP
(b) If the case is to be referred to GM
(c) If the data provided is not sufficient to take a decision
(d) If the candidate is to be selected
(e) If the candidate is not to be selected
1. Ms. Suneeta is an IT Engineer with 60% marks at graduation as well as in selection test. She is working as a Software Engineer for last 3 yr after completing engineering degree and has completed 27 yr of age. She is willing to sign the bond of 50000.
2. Rakesh Rao is a Computer Engineer Graduate and thereafter is working as a Software Manager for last 6 yr. He has secured 72% marks at graduation and 67% marks in selection test. His date of birth is 5th December, 1984. He is not willing to sign the bond for ` 50000.
3. Ramkumar is an Engineering graduate in computers with 78% marks passed out in 2007 at the age of 23 yr. Since, then
he is working as a Software Manager in an engineering firm. He doesn’t want to sign the bond for 50000. He has cleared
the selection test with 72% marks.
4. Nishant is an Electronics Engineer passed out in June, 2010 at the age of 22 yr. Since, then he is working as a Programmer in a software company. He has passed the selection test with 66% marks and is willing to sign the bond.
5. Kalyani is an Engineer with 72% marks in Telecommunication. She has just completed 27 yr of age. She has cleared the selection test with 59% marks. She is willing to sign the bond.

DIRECTIONS (Q. 6) : Analyze the following passage and answer the question. Some words are highly inflammable. Fusion is one them. You can
get two sets of people into a war mode by just uttering the words ‘fusion music’. One set will breathe fire and say it violates the
purity of music the other set will tell you earnestly that it opens up the borders of music.
6. From the purists perspective, the ‘war’ between the two set of people can best be
(a) categorized as an ideological conflict between two ideas
(b) termed as a conflict between  generations the younger versus the older generation
(c) an attempt to preserve the core principles
(d) seen as an attempt of people at the margin to occupy center stage
(e) seen as preserving the social identity of purists
7. Unlike other retail outlets, where items are purchased in any number of units the customer wants, in super-markets items are grouped in bulk packages. This bulk  buying offers saving to the customer. The option to buy at wholesale prices by buying in bulk makes super-market a practical choice for budget-conscious consumers. Which of the following assumption may be drive from the above information.
(a) Super-markets often have greater buying power and lower overhead costs, so they can offer a greater variety of products than regular retail outlets

(b) Super-markets are often more conveniently located and have better parking facilities

(c) The emergence of super-markets has caused many small retail stores to close down and thus eliminate competitions

(d) It is economically wise to buy single items since bulk packages seldom offer significant savings

(e) The financial savings from purchasing bulk packages may outweigh the inconvenience of being unable to purchase in any number of units that suits the
customers’ need

8. Nations do not complete with each other in the way corporations do. Which of the following most favors the weakness of the
argument?

(a) Trade deficit is a sign of national strength, profits are a sign of corporate strength

(b) Increase in human development index improves national standing, increase in market share improves corporate standing

(c) Climate change negotiations lead to global improvement, CSR initiatives lead to image improvement

(d) Nations go to war to capture territory, corporate contend against each other to capture market share

(e) None of the above

9. Civilization has taught us to be friendlier towards one another Which of the following most favors the strengthens of the argument?

(a) Cats are loyal to their children, whereas men are loyal to their communities

(b) Elephants move in a herd, whereas men live in nuclear families

(c) Lions protect their own territories, whereas men capture other men’s territories

(d) Nilgai and Cheetal stay together, whereas men of one race dominate another

(e) None of the above

10. The mushrooming of business schools in the country is a cause for shortage of faculty with PhD.D qualification. In addition, the higher pay and generous fringe benefits given by industry has encouraged qualified people to not seek
academic positions. Which of the following statements, if true, would tend to STRENGTHEN the argument?

(a) The average salary for industry positions in Gujarat is more than the average salary for faculty positions in
some business schools in Ahmedabad by around 30%

(b) The average salary for industry positions in Gujarat is less than the average salary for faculty positions in a
top business school in Ahmadabad by around 30%

(c) The average salary for recent Ph. D graduates in the industry is 20% higher than that in academics

(d) The rate of growth of salaries for the industry positions has been higher than the rate of growth of salaries for academic positions for the past three years

(e) None of the above

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11-13) : Study the information given below carefully to answer the following questions. In a certain code language the following lines written as:
‘lop eop aop fop’ means ‘Traders are above laws’
‘fop cop bop gop’ means ‘Developers were above profitable’
‘aop bop uop qop’ means ‘Developers stopped following traders’
‘cop jop eop uop’ means ‘Following maps were laws’

11. ‘Developers are following laws’ would be correctly written as
(a) ‘bop cop uop eop’ (b) ‘lop bop eop uop’
(c) ‘oup cop lop aop’ (d) ‘gop cop uop qop’
(e) None of these

12. ‘qop gop cop eop’ would correctly mean
(a) profitable laws were stopped
(b) developers stopped following laws
(c) traders were above profitable
(d) were laws profitable traders
(e) None of the above

13. ‘aop qop bop’ would correctly mean
(a) following were above
(b) traders stopped developers
(c) developers are laws
(d) traders above stopped
(e) laws are stopped

DIRECTIONS (Q. 14-18) : In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts.

Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

14. Statements: All petals are flowers. Some flowers are buds.
Some buds are leaves. All leaves are plants.
Conclusions: I. Some petals are not buds.
II. Some flowers are plants.
III. No flower is plant.
(a) Only I follows (b) Either II or III follows
(c) I and II follow (d) Only III follows
(e) None of the above

15. Statements: Some pens are keys. Some keys are locks. All locks are cards. No card is paper
Conclusions:
I. No lock is paper.
II. Some cards are keys.
III. Some keys are not paper.
(a) I and II follow (b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows (d) All follow
(e) None follows

16. Statements: Some pearls are gems. All gems are diamonds.
No diamond is stone. Some stones are corals.
Conclusions:
I. Some stones are pearls.
II. Some corals being diamond is a possibility.
III. No stone is pearl.
(a) Only I follows (b) Only II follows
(c) Either I or III follows (d) I and II follow
(e) None of these

17. Statements: Some apartments are flats. Some flats are buildings. All buildings are bungalows. All bungalows are gardens.
Conclusions:
I. All apartments being building is a possibility
II. All bungalows are not buildings.
III. No flat is garden.
(a) None follows (b) Only I follows
(c) Either I or III follows (d) II and III follow
(e) Only II follows

18. Statements: All chairs are tables. All tables are bottles. Some bottles are jars. No jar is bucket.
Conclusions:
I. Some tables being jar is a possibility.
II. Some bottles are chairs.
III. Some bottles are not bucket.
(a) Only I follows (b) I and II follow
(c) All follow (d) Only II follows
(e) None of these

19. A person starts from point P in East and moves 12 m to point
Q. Then, he moves right 8 m to point R. Again he moves right for 6 m to point S. Then, he moves 6 m in the North to point T. Finally from there he goes to left for 6 m to point U. Which of three point he would form a triangle whose all the angles are less than 90°?
(a) PTQ (b) QTR
(c) UTS (d) TSR
(e) SQR

DIRECTIONS (Q. 20-25) : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting around a circular table facing either the center or outside. Each one of them belongs to a different department viz. Finance, Marketing Sales, HR, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and Operations but not necessarily in the same order. C sits third to the right of G.G faces the center. Only one person sits between C and the person working in the HR department immediate neighbors of C face outside. Only one person sits between F and D. Both F and D face the center. D does not work in the HR department. A works in Investment Banking Department. A faces the center. Two people sit between the persons who work in Investment Banking and Marketing Departments. The person who works in Corporate Finance sits to the immediate left of E. C faces same direction as E. The person who works in corporate finance sits to the immediate left of the person who works for Finance department.

20. For which of the following departments does B work?
(a) Finance (b) Marketing
(c) HR (d) Corporate Finance
(e) Operations

21. What is position of B with respect to the person who works for Sales department?
(a) Immediate right (b) Third to the left
(c) Second to the right (d) Second to the left
(e) Fourth to the right

22. Who sits to the immediate right of E ?
(a) The person who works for Marketing department
(b) C
(c) B
(d) The person who works for HR department
(e) A

23. Who amongst the following sits exactly between C and the person who works for HR department?
(a) B
(b) The person who works for Marketing department
(c) The person who works for Operations department
(d) D
(e) G

24. Who amongst the following sit between the persons who work for Marketing and Investment Banking departments when counted for the left hand side of the person working for Marketing department?
(a) F and G (b) E and C
(c) C and B (d) F and D
(e) B and D

25. How many people sit between the person who works for Operations department and A, when counted from the right hand side of A?
(a) One (b) Two
(c) Three (d) Four
(e) More than four

 

 

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