Reasoning questions asked in SBI PO Mains 2017

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Q1.All the members of the Student Rights Coalition signed the petition calling for a meeting with the university trustees. Philip must be a member of the Student Rights Coalition since his signature appears on the petition. Which of the following best states the central flaw in the reasoning above?(BOB PO 2016)

(a) Some members of the Student Rights Coalition may not support all of the organization’s positions.

(b) It is possible that Philip’s signature on the petition was forged by a member of the Student Rights Coalition.

(c) Any member of the student body is eligible to sign a petition dealing with university affairs.

(d) Philip may have resigned from the Student Rights Coalition after signing the petition.

(e) Some of those who signed the petition may not be members of the Student Rights Coalition.

 

Q2. Directions (2-3): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: The Budget session began on a stormy note as opposition members demanding a debate on the recent hate crimes against Indians living in the USA. Congress blamed the Modi government for remaining silent on the attacks against Indians in US. In his reply, Union Home Minister said that the government has taken a serious note and PM will reply in next week of Parliament session. In recent weeks, at least two Indians have been killed in incidents of hate crime in the US. “Each attack involved a slogan. Go back to your country”. America condemned it but is not taking any steps to address the issue.                                                                (SBI PO MAINS 2017)

 

Q2. What may be the repercussions after recent attacks on Indians in US?

(I) There may be impact on Indian-US trade policy.

(II) Indian Government will coerce US Government.

(III) American Govt. will give life imprisonment to accused to make a set mark that America is against racism.

(a) Only I

(b) Only I and III

(c) Only III

(d) Only I and II

(e) None of these

 

Q3. Which of the following substantiates the laxity of Indian-American Govt.? (SBI PO MAINS 2017)

(I) Modi govt. has taken a serious note and ready to reply in next week of parliament session.

(II) Condemning the attack but not taking any steps by American Govt.

(III) Still there is no action as racism slogan “Go back to your country” is spreading.

Options:

(a) Only III

(b) Only I and II

(c) All of three

(d) Only II

(e) None of these

 

Q4. During the SARS days, about 23,500 doctors who had treated SARS sufferers died and about 23,670 doctors who had not engaged in treatment for SARS sufferers died. On the basis of those figures, it can be concluded that it was not much more dangerous to participate in SARS treatment during the SARS day than it was not to participate in SARS treatment.                                                          (SBI PO MAINS 2017)

 

Which of the following would reveal most clearly the absurdity of the conclusion drawn above?

(a) Counting deaths among doctors who had participated in SARS treatment in addition to addition to deaths among doctors who had not participated is SARS treatment

(b) Expressing the difference between the numbers of deaths among doctors who had treated SARS sufferers and doctors who had not treated SARS suffers as a percentage of the total number of deaths

(c) Separating deaths caused by accidents during the treatment to SARS suffers from deaths caused by infect of SARS suffers

(d) Comparing death rates per thousand members of each group rather than comparing total numbers of deaths

(e) None of the above

Directions (5-7): Study the information carefully answers the questions given below.

@ means either hour hand or minute hand is at 8

# means either hour hand or minute hand is at 5

$ means either hour hand or minute hand is at 4

% means either hour hand or minute hand is at 12

& means either hour hand or minute hand is at 2

£ means either hour hand or minute hand is at 3

Note: if two symbols are given than by default first symbol is consider as hour hand and second one is consider as minute hand. And all time are consider at PM.           (SBI PO MAINS 2017)                            

       

Q5. If A takes 25 min to reach railway station and his train is scheduled at #& then at what time should he leave to reach the station 5 minute earlier?

(a) $% (b) $& (c) &S (d) $@ (e) £$

 

Q6. If a train departed from a station at &£ and it takes 2 hours to reach the destination then when it will reach to the destination?

(a) $£ (b) $% (c) #$ (d) $# (e) £$

 

Q7. A person has to catch a train that is scheduled to depart at ‘@%’. It takes the person 4 hours and 15 minutes to reach the railway station from his home. At what time should he leave from his home for the railway station to arrive at the station at least 25 minutes before the departure of the train?

(a) %@ (b) £$ (c) %+ (d) +@ (e) None of these

 

ANSWERS

1. (e); In the above question it is asked to choose from a given option which weaken the statement or make it imperfect so correct answer will be (e).

2. Ans.(d) Sol. As stated in statement America is not taking any steps to address the issue, so to calm down the situation Indian Govt. may pressurize American Govt. or they may be impact on Indian-US trade. And as stated in statement America is not taking any action despite of racism attack on Indians which results death of two citizens. So it cannot be assumed that American Govt. will give life imprisonment according to the statement.

3. Ans.(c) Sol. All of three supports the negligence of Indian-American Govt. as Modi Govt. denies replying in same week after racial attack. American Govt. is not ready tackle the issue despite of environment of racism is spreading.

4.Ans.(d) Sol. Most logically such comparison should reveal mortality rate per thousand doctors indulged in SARS treatment and not indulged in treatment.so statement (d) is the correct option.

5. Ans.(d) Sol. train is scheduled at= 5 hour 10 minute = #& Time should he leave to reach the station 5 minute earlier= 5 hour 10 minute-(25+5) minute= 4 hour 40 minute

6. Ans.(a) Sol. 4 hour 15 minute

7. Ans.(b) Sol. Scheduled time of departure of train= @%= 8:00 PM Time for travel+ early arrival= 4 hour 15 minutes + 25 minutes = 4 hour 40 minutes 8:00 PM- 4 hour 40 minutes= 3:20 PM= £$

 

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