Reasoning (High Level) for SBI PO: Reasoning Practice Set 2

Reasoning (High Level) for SBI PO 2014 Exam. Reasoning Ability Questions for SBI Exam. Reasoning Practice Set 2 consist 15 questions with answers for State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officer (PO) 2014 Recruitment Exam.

Reasoning-Ability-Practice-SetsDirections (1-5) : In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard 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 given suggested courses of action (s) logically .follows for pursuing.
Give answer :
(1) if only I follows.
(2) if only II follows.
(3) if either I or 11 follows.
(4) if neither I nor 11 follows
(5) if both I and II follow.
1. Statement: Severe draught is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
Courses of Action :
I. Govt. should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.
2. Statement: A larger number of lower ranked politicians are murdered by anti-social elements in City A. Courses of Action:
I. All those in the city with criminal records should immediately be arrested. ‘
II. The city police should keep a close vigil on the movements of antisocial elements so as to prevent future attacks.
3. Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.
Courses of Action:
I. The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.
II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.
4. Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighboring countries. Courses of Action:
I. India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats.
II. India should get the neighbors, into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.
5. Statement: India has now been recognized by the Wester World as a vast resource of knowledge and are eager to use the same.
Courses of Action:
I. India should exploit this opportunity to hasten it economic growth.
II. India should bargain effectively with the Wester World and become a super power in South Asia.

Directions (6-10) : In making decisions about 9 important questions it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments in so far as they relate to the question. `Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and 11. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a `weak’ argument.
Give answer :
(1) if only argument I is strong
(2) if only argument II is strong
(3) if either I or II is strong
(4) if neither I nor II is strong
(5) if both I and II are strong
6. Should the tenure of the President be longer? Arguments:
I. No. The President of India is non-executive head. Therefore, there is no need to extend his tenure.
II. Yes. It will provide an opportunity to the President to guide the Government. to fulfill the long term objectives.
7. Should there be concentration of foreign investment in only a few States?
I. No. It is against the policy of the overall development of the country.
II. Yes. Because a larger number of ‘ States lack infrastructure to attract foreign investment.
8. Should there be a complete ban on opening up of new management educational institutions?
I. Yes. There are more institutions than required and . there is no need to open up new institutions.
II. No. We need more professional managers in coming days because the future scenario will be very competitive.
9. Should private organizations be, allowed to carry on security-related research activities?
I. No. Private organizations are easily vulnerable to our enemies and therefore should not be permitted to carry on such researches. ,
II. Yes. The Government does not have sufficient resources to carry on such researches and the private organizations would manage necessary resources.
10. Should there be recruitment in banks on the basis of past academic performances rather than through competitive examinations?
I. Yes, It will be beneficial for those candidates who are unable to bear the expenses of competitive examinations.
II. No. The past academic performance cannot be
made the basis of recruitment because there is no
uniformity in the assessment by the universities.

Directions (11-15) .: In each of the following questions a statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something that is 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.

Give answer (2) if only assumption II is implicit.

Give answer (3) if either assumption I or II is implicit.

Give answer (4) if neither assumption I nor II is implicit.

Give answer (5) if both assumptions I and II are implicit.
11. Statement: It is not true that the mightiest superpower always wins wars and gets accolades from other countries.
I. Winners are sometimes admired and appreciated.
II. Winners are occasionally criticized.
12. Statement: Nobody can predict as to how long our country would take to contain the unfortunate and disastrous terrorist activities.
I. It is impossible to put an end to terrorist activities.
II. Efforts to control the terrorist.activities are on.
13. Statement: Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have been a nuisance to peace-loving people.
1. Some people create problems to peace-loving people.
11. Wars kill majority of the wicked people.
14. Statement: In the recently imposed war, global public opinion was dishonored by the economically strong and scientifically advanced superpower. Assumptions:.
I. Superpowers need not take any heed of global public opinion.
11. Global public opinion’ should have been against the imposition of war.
15. Statement: Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have, been a nuisance to peace loving people.
I. Innocent people are also killed in wars.
II. Vehement opposition to wars may have some desirable impact.

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11 thoughts on “Reasoning (High Level) for SBI PO: Reasoning Practice Set 2

  1. i want the and explanation to the practise sets thankyou

  2. kaivalya kashyap arcot badrina says:

    where are the answers for these questions? can i have them please!!!!

  3. plz update the answers yaar!

  4. how come answer to question no.1 is 2? pl explain

  5. i think for the first question option 5 is the best choice than option 2 …..can anybody clarify those ?

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