High Level Reasoning Practice Set 5: Reasoning for SBI PO 2014

High Level Reasoning Practice Set for SBI PO 2014. Reasoning for SBI PO 2014 Exam. High level Reasoning Ability Questions for State Bank of India (SBI) PO Recruitment Exam.

Reasoning-Ability-Practice-SetsDirections (1-4): Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and then decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
Mark answer :
(1) if statement A is the cause and statement B is its effect.
(2) if statement B is the cause and statement A is its effect.
(3) if both statement A and B are independent causes.
(4) if both statements A and B are effects of independent causes.
(5) if both statements A and B are effects of some common cause.

1. A. There has been mass recruitment of IT professionals by Indian IT companies.
B. Many developed countries are increasingly out-sourcing IT related functions to India and China.

2. A. Many farmers have given, up jute cultivation as it is no longer economically viable.
B. The textile ministry has proposed a ‘ hike in the Minimum Support Price of jute.

3. A. The government is considering changes in the Land Acquisition Act.
B. Several large infrastructure development projects have been stalled due to unavailability of land.

4. A. The Government is considering the possibility of involving private sector companies in highway construction projects.
B. The implementation of many highway projects undertaken by government agencies is behind schedule in various states.

Directions (5-8) : In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and lI. A course of a 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.
Give answer :
(1) If only I follows.
(2) If only 11 follows.
(3) If either I or II follows.
(4) If neither I nor II follows.
(5) If both I and II follow.

5. Statement : There has been a spurt of robbery and housebreaking incidents in one locality during the past fortnight.
Courses of action :
I. The local police station
personnel should start patrolling the locality at regular intervals.
II. The residents in the locality should be asked by the policy authority not to leave their houses during the night.

6.Statement : Money has become more important than the game itself in the case of Indian cricket. Courses of action :
I. Government should put a cap on the earnings from different sources of the Indian cricket board.
II. Government should put a cap on the earnings from different sources of Indian cricket players.

7. Statement : Very large numbers of people from northern part of the city are suffering from water-borne diseases. Courses of action :
I. The municipal authority should advise people living in the area not to use water supplied through pipeline for drinking purpose.
II.The local hospitals should be put on high alert to tackle the emerging crisis situation.

8. Statement : The quality of food grains being distributed in some parts of the country through Public Distribution System is very poor and not fit for human consumption.
Courses of action
I. The entire stocks of food grains should immediately be withdrawn from the distribution system.
II. People should be advised to return the food grains purchased from the system and take their money back.

Directions (9-12) : Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
9. (1) Break    (2) Change (3) Split    (4) Divide (5) Separate
10. (1) Train    (2) Instruct (3) Educate    (4) Advocate (5) Coach
11. (1) Extend    (2) Higher (3) Upward    (4) Rise (5) Ascend
12. (1) Radish (2) Carrot (3) Garlic (4) Gourd (5) Ginger

Directions (13-16) : Read the following information and the sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) given below it carefully and answer the questions which follow
A host of foreign companies are in talks with the Indian government for selling B 150, a tough, short haul plane ideal for connectivity of smaller towns wick is lacking in India at present.
(A) B 150 planes not only have low operating costs than competing planes like Cezana but also a much better track record in terms of safety and efficiency.
(B) The profit margin of road transport operators in the smaller towns connected by B 150 planes has been reduced substantially as a majority of people prefer air transport over other means of transport.
(C) Smaller towns, at present, are better connected by roads and railways as compared to flight services.
(D) B 150 planes are capable of operating in sectors where large airlines cannot fly due to challenging conditions such as mist, short runways, etc. Such planes can also double up as cargo planes and charter flights for the rich and the elite.
(E) B 150 planes need to operate in the existing airports which are situated in bigger cities only and are poorly connected to the smaller cities.

13. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) can be inferred from the facts / information given in the statement?
(An inference is something which is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given facts.)
(1) Only A    (2) Only B (3) Only C    (4) Both B and D (5) Only E

14. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above would weaken the offer made by the foreign companies for selling B 150 planes to Indian government ?
(1) A    (2) B    (3) C (4) D    (5) E

15. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) mentioned above represents a possible consequence of the success of B 150 planes in smaller cities ?
(1) A    (2) B    (3) C (4) D    (5) E

16. Which of the statements (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) would favour the foreign companies bid to sell B 150 planes in India ?
(1) Only A    (2) Only B (3) Both B and C    (4) Both A and D (5) Both E and C

Answer Key:
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9.2
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11.1
12.4
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