Logical Reasoning Quiz For IBPS Mains (Critical Thinking)

1.Govt of India is providing a unique identity card to every citizen. Some important information like his blood group, permanent address, bank account number and mobile/telephone number is mentioned on this card to identify that person for security purpose or in case some serious accident takes place.
Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above information?
  • 1)In a country like India, which is one of the most populated countries in the world, it is not possible to provide every citizen a unique identification card.
  • 2)None is supposed to forget his phone number under any circumstances.
  • 3)Blood cannot be transfused until its group is mentioned on the card.
  • 4)The police need this information (on the card), especially when the accident is fatal.
  • 5)None of these

2.The government is soon going to introduce a bill in the parliament to allow global retail chains to set up shops in India.
Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
  • 1)Such directions can also be issued without informing the parliament.
  • 2)This move would benefit the country. So the bill must be passed after a discussion in the parliament.
  • 3)Foreign biggies would turf out small retailers.
  • 4)Majority of the members in the parliament would never support this bill because it will hurt the poor and its time of arrival is not right.
  • 5)None of these

3.A recent review reported that India’s fashion industry has been affected severely due to a slump in demand for luxury apparel, leather goods, besides gems and jewellery in domestic as well as international market.
Which of the following contradicts the views expressed in the above statement?
  • 1)India’s fashion industry had been growing till last year.
  • 2)Domestic market of fashion goods reflects the sentiments of international market.
  • 3)The share of the international market is negligible for the fashion goods manufactured in India.
  • 4)Govt has helped India’s fashion industry to grow in the past.
  • 5)None of these

Directions (Q. 4-5): Though Punjab cultivates only 16 lakh tones of rice of premium quality, with rice becoming the second largest food to be consumed in the world after wheat, the government has been trying to export it through sea route which is cheaper.
(A)Punjab exports good-quality wheat too.
(B)There is no problem in exporting rice through other routes.
(C)Punjab cultivates a large number of medium-or below- medium quality of rice. (D)Quality rice is preferred for export.
4.Which of the given statements A, B, C, and D is definitely false?
  • 1) Only (B)
  • 2) Only (C)
  • 3) Only (A)
  • 4) Both (B) and (C)
  • 5) None of these

5.Which of the following statements A, B, C and D is definitely true?
  • 1) Only (B)
  • 2) Only (C)
  • 3) Only (D)
  • 4) Both (B) and (D)
  • 5) None of these

6.“A rare opportunity to be a professional while you are at home”—An advertisement for computer—literate housewives by a computer company.
Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
  • 1)It is possible to be a professional as well as a housewife.
  • 2)Computer industry is growing at a fast pace.
  • 3)Some housewives simultaneously desire to become professionals.
  • 4)Both 1) and 2)
  • 5)Both 1) and 3)

7. India’s per capita income last year was Rs 14500. Per capita income is calculated by total aggregate cash income divided by total population. Real median income for families headed by a female with no husband present was Rs 16400. Therefore, women wage earners earned more than the national average.
Which of the following, if true, would weaken the above conclusion?
  • 1)Per capita income is calculated in real terms.
  • 2)In 99% cases, when a woman heads a family, there are no other wage earners.
  • 3)Only a small proportion of the total wage earners are women who head a family.
  • 4)Average income and median income are the same.
  • 5)None of these

8.Govt has recently decided to hike the procurement price of paddy for the rabi crops.
Which of the following will be the possible effect of the above cause?
  • 1)There may be a drop in the production of paddy during Kharif season.
  • 2)Govt may not increase the procurement price of paddy during the next kharif season.
  • 3)The farmers may be encouraged to cultivate paddy for the rabi season.
  • 4)The farmers may switch over to other cash crops in their paddy fields.
  • 5)None of these

Directions (Q. 9-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Primary education in state X is in a poor shape. Pupils in over 50 per cent of the schools read in the open throughout the year. Over six million children born to lower income group parents remain unlettered. Not even one per cent of the 63000 primary schools have facilities of furniture, toilet, drinking water and games. 3114 new teachers have been appointed in the current financial year but there is still a crunch of teachers.
I.A large number of primary schools in state X have all the facilities like drinking water, toilet etc.
II.There are around six million parents belonging to lower income groups in state X.
III.In state X, ninety per cent of the primary teachers are men.
IV.Primary schools in state X do have not adequate teachers.
8.Which of the following can be inferred, if the given information is true?
  • 1) Only I
  • 2) Only II
  • 3) Both II and III
  • 4) Only IV
  • 5) Both II and IV

10.Which of the following is definitely false?
  • 1) Only I
  • 2) Only II
  • 3) Only III
  • 4) Both I and III
  • 5) Both II and III

Answers :-------------
  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 5
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 5
  8. 3
  9. 4
  10. 1

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