Analytical Reasoning MCQ for IBPS PO/RRB

Analytical Reasoning MCQ for IBPS PO/RRB

1. A number of CEOs are preparing to make fresh investments and are also stepping up hiring.
Which of the following inferences can best be drawn from the above statements? 
        1)  6–8% GDP growth is likely over the next three years.
        2)  A higher GDP growth is likely over the next few years.
        3)  The new regime has failed to meet expectations.
        4)  The companies will soon be burdened with loans.
        5)  None of these

2. Global Financial Integrity has highlighted that India was among the top 10 nations in terms of illicit outflows, with an outgo of $123 billion in the decade to 2010.
        Which of the following courses of action should best be taken?
    1) There should be a single global standard for automatic exchange of financial account information by various countries.
        2)  A Special Investigation Team should be made to probe black money.
        3)  The currency of the country should be changed.
        4)  The governments should join hands to tackle terrorism.
        5)  None of these

3. The government is considering a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, a vapour device that delivers a nicotine hit minus the smoke.
        Which of the following statements substantiates the fact expressed in the above statement?
        1)  India does not have laws that deal directly with the sale of e-cigarettes.
     2)  Unlike conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes release vapour — and not smoke — when a nicotine-laced liquid is heated.
        3)  An expert panel has found it could lead to addiction, particularly among the youth.
        4)  Punjab banned e-cigarettes last year and Maharashtra is considering a similar move.
        5)  None of these

4. There are at least 15 e-commerce sites that have ‘kart’ appended to their name.
        Which of the following is the most plausible reason for this phenomenon?
      1)  Jabong, as everyone knows, has done pretty well for itself, despite having no ‘kart’ in its name.
        2)  What matters over time is service quality and not the name.
        3)  Along with the name, it is the business model, execution and offering which make the brand difficult to be cloned or impacted.
        4)  These are not cases of blatant copyright infringement.
        5)  None of these

5. The India-Japan civilian nuclear deal may not be sealed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Japan.
Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
        1)  Discussions are on to bridge the core differences between the two sides over the proposed treaty.
        2)  Japan is insisting on tougher safeguards and “no nuclear test” clause.
        3)  There are some concerns about the deal from either side.
        4)  Discussions were stalled following Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011.
        5)  None of these

6. The airline has shown improvement in terms of reducing operational expenses and losses.
        To which of the following questions would the above statement be a likely answer?
        1)  What were the areas you focused on during your stint at the civil aviation ministry?
        2)  Are you satisfied with the performance of the airline?
        3)  What more do you think the airline needs to do?
        4)  Is the airline a profitable venture?
        5)  None of these

7. “If we are to ease the doing of business in India, if we are to enhance investor confidence, we have to free them of the risks. And, transactions being questioned after 12 years either by investigators or by courts is a risk. It is a huge risk, which will hurt the investment environment in the country. There is no reason at a belated stage to rake up these issues unless there is established evidence of corruption, which I believe does not exist.” — A minister
        Which of the following can be concluded from the above statement?
        1)  Transactions should not be questioned once they have occurred.
        2)  Problems should not be raked up years after deals have taken place.
        3)  Investor confidence will soon be eroded.
        4)  The investment environment in the country is dicey.
        5)  None of these
8. At least half a dozen state-owned banks, which account for about a fifth of the industry, do not have regular chiefs at present.
Which of the following can be a reason for the assertion made in the above statement?
        1)  Decision-making will be severely affected.
        2)  The banks have reported record high losses and a jump in bad loans.
        3)  The CMDs reached the age of superannuation.
        4)  The finance ministry has delegated the powers of CMDs to the executive directors.
        5)  None of these

9. The Sensex has only generated a paltry return of 9.19 per cent during the last 20 years, well below the 10.46 per cent returns generated by safe debt products like PPF during the same period.
        Which of the following inferences can be made from the above statement?
        1)  Investors need to time their entry and exit.
        2)  Equity will provide fabulous returns if you avoid timing and invest regularly through systematic investment plans (SIPs).
        3)  Equity investors have actually lost money after doing SIP on the Sensex for full 10 years.
        4)  The common man should not invest in shares.
        5)  None of these

10. “It is a question of synergy and it’s not that payments banks will take my business, or I will take their business.” — A senior official of a public sector bank
Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
        1)  Payments banks are not a threat to public sector banks.
        2)  Both payments banks and public sector banks will usurp the businesses of each other.
        3)  Public sector banks will soon become less visible.
        4)  Payments banks are bound to succeed.
        5) None of these


  1. 2; People invest money when there is hope of getting returns. But 1 does not follow because it talks of a specific growth rate.
  2. 1; Note that the problem is not limited to India alone. Hence it is better to have a consensual approach.
  3. 3; If e-cigarettes also lead to addiction, it is a reason good enough to ban them.
  4.  5; This is so perhaps because of the popularity of Flipkart.
  5.  3; It is these concerns that lead to apprehensions regarding the signing of the nuclear deal.
  6.  2; “Reducing operational expenses and losses” is an obvious reference to the performance of the airline.
  7. 2; The minister finds faults with the transactions being questioned after as long as 12 years.
  8. 5; The government has become cautious with questions about lending practices of some banks. It is therefore dithering on the appointment of chiefs.
  9. 1; If investors do not time their investment in equities, it is more profitable to invest in safe debt products.
  10. 1; Synergy assumes greater cooperation between as opposed to threat from each other.
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