Reasoning MCQs for IBPS PO/Clerk 2018: 15 October

Quadratic Equation for IBPS PO/Clerk Prelims 2018

Quadratic Equation for IBPS PO/Clerk Prelims 2018

Directions (1-5) : In a certain code, letters of English alphabet (consonants and vowels) are coded as given for some words. The numeric code for each letter is given in bracket under coded form and corresponds to the letter in the word in the same serial order. Study the coded forms of the given words and find out the rules of their codifications. Applying those rules, answer the questions that follow in the set.
Quadratic Equation for IBPS PO/Clerk Prelims 2018
Which of the words denoted by (A), (B) and (C) can be correct word(s) for the codes given against each question number?
1. [10] [20] [20] [10]
(A) SOUP         (B) LEEK       (C) RAIN
  1. A and B only
  2. B and C only
  3. A and C only
  4. All the three
  5. None of these
2. [15] [10] [10] [15]
(A) IDLE       (B) ECHO       (C) AGED
  1. A and B only
  2. B and C only
  3. A and C only
  4. All the three
  5. None of these
3. [35] [10] [35] [10]
(A) ICED       (B) AGED       (C) IDOL
  1. A and B only
  2. B and C only
  3. A and C only
  4. All the three
  5. None of these
4. [10] [05] [10] [05]
(A) OBEY       (B) PAGE       (C) NOTE
  1. A and B only
  2. B and C only
  3. A and C only
  4. All the three
  5. None of these
5. [10] [25] [25] [10]
(A) TEAR       (B) OBEY       (C) SOUP
  1. A and B only
  2. B and C only
  3. A and C only
  4. All the three
  5. None of these
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follows:
Statement: If a person reads a lot, he will increase his vocabulary.
6. The above statement is based on the assumption that.
  1. People should read books containing unfamiliar words.
  2. The books to be read should be entertaining.
  3. Strong vocabulary is important for writing and speaking.
  4. Reading a lot is the only way to increase vocabulary.
  5. None of these
7. Which of the following would weaken the above statement?
  1. Only a well read person can make proper use of English language.
  2. The style of a person is inferred by the style of the author he reads.
  3. Those who passed vocabulary tests could not write well.
  4. Educated people can express their thoughts better.
  5. None of these
8. Which of the following will strengthen the given statement?
  1. Everyone must study in an English-medium school.
  2. Slow readers cannot do well in competitive examinations.
  3. In order to become a good speaker in English, one must increase one’s vocabulary.
  4. It is not a big deal to increase one’s vocabulary.
  5. None of these
Statement: Country X decided to deport foreigners not having a valid work permit. A few Indian employees in the software industry do not possess a valid work permit.
9.Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statement?
  1. All foreigners engaged in software industry in Country X will be deported to their respective countries.
  2. All the Indians in Country X will suffer due to this.
  3. The Indian embassy will interfere in this matter to protect the rights of Indian employees.
  4. It will reduce the number of Indian employees in software industry in Country X.
  5. None of these
Statement: The price of crude oil in the International market has risen considerably, due to the unanimous decision of OPEC members to effect cut in crude oil production.
10. Which of the following may be the effect of this situation?
  1. The Govt of India may fix the quota for per capita consumption of petroleum products.
  2. The Govt of India may look towards the initiatives taken by rich, developed countries.
  3. The Govt of India may increase the prices of petroleum products.
  4. The Govt of India will appeal to OPEC to reconsider its decision.
  5. None of these
Answers: 
1. 3; [10] [20] [20] [10] is the coded form of VAIN and MEAL. Among the given words SOUP, LEEK and RAIN,
First and third words have a structure similar to VAIN and MEAL.
2. 1; [15] [10] [10] [15] is the coded form of OMNI and ISLE. Among the given words, IDLE, ECHO and AGED,
first two words have a structure similar to OMNI and ISLE.
3. 4; [35] [10] [35] [10] is the coded form of IDOL and OBEY. Among the given words ICED, AGED and IDOL,
all words have similar structure to IDOL and OBEY.
4. 2; [10] [05] [10] [05] is the coded form of DOVE and MORE. Among the given words OBEY, PAGE and NOTE,
last two words have a structure similar to DOVE and MORE. 
5. 5; [10] [25] [25] [10] is the coded form of MOOD and KEEP. Among the given words, TEAR, OBEY and SOUP,
no word has similar structure as compared with the words KEEP and MOOD.
6. 5; The assumption is: Reading increases vocabulary.
7. 5; The statement will be weakened if the assumption is contrary to that stated above.
8. 5; The choices are beside the point.
9. 4; It is clearly mentioned that a few Indian employees don’t possess valid work permit, therefore they will
be deported according to the new decision. And thus the number of Indian employees in software
industry in Country X will get reduced. 
10. 3; Option (1) is weaker than option (3).
Option (2) is not true, as Govt of India doesn’t follow the policies or initiatives taken by the rich, developed countries blindly.
Option (3) may be the possible effect because the rise in prices in international market would increase
the economic burden if we maintain the old prices of petroleum products in domestric market. So, to
curtail that burden Govt of India might inrease the prices.
Option (4) is not practical.
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