Thursday, September 1, 2016



1. "lf a large diamond is cut up into little bits, it will lose its value just as an army is divided up into small units of soldiers, it loses its strength."
The argument put above may be called as
(A) Analogical 

(B) Deductive
(C) Statistical 

(D) Casual

2. Given below are some characteristics of logical argument. Select the code which expresses a characteristic which is not of inductive in character.
(A) The conclusion is claimed to follow from its premises.
(B) The conclusion is based on causal relation.
(C) The conclusion conclusively follows from its premises.
(D) The conclusion is based on observation and experiment

3. If two propositions having the same subject and predicate terms can both be true but cannot both be false, the relation between those two propositions is called
(A) contradictory 

(B) contrary
(C) subcontrary 

(D) subaltern

4. One writes all numbers from 50 to 99 without the digits 2 and 7. How many numbers have been written?
(A) 32 

(B) 36
(C) 40 

(D) 38

5. Given below is a diagram of three circles A, B & C inter-related with each other. The circle A represents the class of Indians, the circle B represents the class of scientists and circle C represents the class of politicians. p, q, r, s... represent different regions. Select the code containing the region that indicates the class of Indian scientists who are not politicians.
(A) q and s only
(B) s only
(C) s and r only
(D) p, q and s only

6. Given below are two premises and four conclusions drawn from those premises. Select the code that expresses conclusion drawn validly from the premises (separately or jointly).
(a) All dogs are mammals.
(b) No cats are dogs.
(i) No cats are mammals
(ii) Some cats are mammals.
(iii) No Dogs are cats
(iv) No dogs are non-mammals.
(A) (i) only 

(B) (i) and (ii)
(C) (iii) and (iv) 

(D) (ii) and (iii)

Read the following table carefully. Based upon this table answer questions from 7 to 11:

Net Area under Irrigation by sources in a country (Thousand Hectares)

7. Find out the source of irrigation that has registered the maximum improvement in terms of percentage of Net irrigated area during 2002-03 and 2003-04.
(A) Government Canals
(B) Tanks
(C) Tube Wells and other wells
(D) Other Sources

8. In which of the following years, Net irrigation by tanks increased at the highest rate?
(A) 1998-99 

(B) 2000-01
(C) 2003-04 

(D) 2005-06

9. Identify the source of irrigation that has recorded the maximum incidence of negative growth in terms of Net irrigated area during the years given in the table.
(A) Government Canals
(B) Private Canals
(C) Tube Wells and other wells
(D) Other sources

10. In which of the following years, share of the tube wells and other wells in the total net irrigated area was the highest?

(A) 1998-99 

(B) 2000-01
(C) 2002-03 

(D) 2004-05