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# New Pattern Reasoning Questions | BOB PO 2017 | 22.04.2017

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Directions (Q.1-5): In each question below, a question is followed by information given in statements. You have to decide the information given in which of the following statement is necessary to answer the question.

1. How many days did Rinku take to complete her assignment work?

I.  Komal correctly remembers that Ritika took more than two days but less than seven days to complete her assignment.
II. Pawan correctly remembers that Rinku took more than 5 days but less than 10 days to complete her assignment.
III.  Arvind correctly remembers that
Rinku completed her assignment within 12 days.

1)  All I, II & III together
2) Only II
3) Only I and II
4) Only I and III
5) None of these

2. Ayana is in which direction with respect to Reeta?

I. Manav is to the south of Reeta and Ayana is to the east of Pihu who is to the north of Manav.
II. Pihu is to the south of Reeta.
III. Pihu is to the west of Tilak.

1) Only I
2) Only II & III
3) All
4) Only I & II
5) None of these

3. How many sisters Ritesh have? Ritesh is a boy.

I. Kavita, the mother of Ritesh, is the only child of Monika. Monika has only two grand children.
II. Sarvesh, the son-in-law of Monika, has a son and a daughter.

1)  Only I
2)  Only II
3) Both I & II
4)  Either I or II
5) Neither I nor II

4. Among A, B, C, D and E sitting in a row, facing east, who its exactly in the middle of the line?

I. D sits third to the left of B. D is an immediate neighbour of both A and E.
II. Two people sit between E and C. C does not sit at either of the extreme ends. A sits second to the right of E.
1) Only I
2) Only II
3) Both I and II
4) Either I or II
5) Neither I nor II

5. How is 'Sweet' coded in a code language?

I. 'I love sweet chocolate' is written as 'qa la ti mi' and 'she is sweet girl is written as 'ja ra mi ka'.
II. 'Bright and Sweet' is written as 'zi mi na' and 'who is sweet' is written as 'mi yo di'.

1)  Only I
2)  Only II
3)  either I or II alone
4)  neither I nor II
5) both I & II

Directions (6-10): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak” arguments insofar 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 II. You have to decide which ofthe 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. Statement: Should the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) be brought under the direct control ofthe Cabinet Secretariat?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will reduce cases of partiality and will make CBI more meaningful and purposeful.
II. No, the move will empower the prime minister to harass leaders of coalition parties if these leaders do not go in his favour on any issue.

7. Statement: Should the law ministry put in place a new corrective mechanism to make judges with ‘deviant behaviour’ more accountable to the system?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the mechanism will check the judiciary’s sagging standards.
II. No, any such mechanism can’t be successful unless the executive plays a role in collaboration with the judiciary.

8. Statement: Should sale and purchase of human organs be made legal in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, in many countries sale and purchase of human organs is not considered illegal.
II. No, this will open the floodgates for the sale of human organs.

9. Statement: Should medical colleges be allowed to admit students even after the commencement of their session, if the seats remain unfilled?
Arguments:
I. Yes, unfilled seats will weaken the economic condition of the colleges.
II. No, this will hamper the study of the students of the entire batch.

10. Statement: Should robots replace astronauts in space missions?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will save the precious life of human beings.
II. No, this will make space missions more expensive.