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Analytical Reasoning Quiz for IBPS RRB

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Analytical Reasoning Quiz for IBPS RRB

Directions (Q. 1-5): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments. ‘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 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 argument I or argument II is strong.
  4. if neither argument I nor argument II is strong.
  5. if both arguments I and II are strong.


1. Statement: Should the Government immediately stop registration of new cars for private use throughout the country with immediate effect?

Arguments:
  • I. No, the Government does not have authority to do so.
  • II. Yes, this is the only way to decongest the roads of big cities in India.


2. Statement: Should the management of all the private hospitals in India be taken over by the Government?

Arguments:
  • I. Yes, this will significantly improve the services rendered by these hospitals to the patients.
  • II. No, the Government does not have enough financial and human resources to manage these hospitals.


3. Statement: Should the Government construct big dams across all the major rivers in India in multiple locations?

Arguments:
  • I. No, this will destroy the ecosystem of the entire country.
  • II. Yes, this will ensure adequate supply of water for irrigation throughout the country.


4. Statement: Should the Government sell major part of its stake in all the profit making public sector undertakings?

Arguments:
  • I. No, Government should not give up its control of these undertakings as these are profit making organizations.
  • II. Yes, this will help government reduce the quantum of huge budgetary deficit and augment its resources.


5. Statement: Should there be a uniform admission criteria for all the engineering colleges in India?

Arguments:
  • I. Yes, this will ensure quality of students admitted to the engineering colleges.
  • II. No, this is practically not possible.


Directions (Q. 6-10): Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Mark answer:
  1. if the inference is ‘definitely true’, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
  2. if the inference is ‘probably true’ though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
  3. if the inference is ‘data are inadequate’, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
  4. if the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
  5. if the inference is ‘definitely false’, ie if cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

The age-old fear of moneylenders has instilled a natural financial discipline among Indians. Yet, the heady growth over the past four years has lulled many into a false sense of security and put them at risk of falling into a debt trap. Risks for borrowers increased manifold after the markets moved towards a floating rate regime and financial innovation created products that left them with a much larger liability than their initial borrowings. Future borrowers could perhaps take a leaf out of the book of mistakes that their predecessors have made in the recent past.

6. Erstwhile private moneylenders provided financial security to the borrowers.

7. Borrowers are more at risk when they avail loan with floating rate of interest.

8. New financial products decrease liability of the borrowers.

9. Future borrowers need to learn from the experience of others before they borrow.

10. Attractive financial products put less burden on the borrowers.

Answers:

  1. 2
  2. 2
  3. 2
  4. 1
  5. 1
  6. 4
  7. 1
  8. 3
  9. 1
  10. 3
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