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Question: 1

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.
Statement :
About 50 percent of the animal by products – hair, skin, horns etc. is edible protein. American chemists have a developed a method of isolating 45 percent of this protein. They used an enzyme developed in Japan to break down soya protein.
Conclusions :
I. Americans have not been able to develop enzymes.
II. Animal by products protein has the same composition as soya protein.

(A) if only conclusion I follows

(B) if only conclusion II follows

(C) if either I and II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows and

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: D

That the American chemists used an enzyme developed in Japan, does not mean that Americans have not been able to develop enzymes. So, I does not follow. Also, nothing about the compositions of animal by products protein and soya protein is mentioned in the statement. So, II also does not follow.

Question: 2

Statement :
Leaders, who raise much hue and cry about the use of Hindi, generally send their children to English medium schools.
Conclusions :
I. India lacks good Hindi medium schools.
II. There is a world of difference between preaching and practising.

(A) if only conclusion I follows

(B) if only conclusion II follows

(C) if either I and II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows and

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: C

Clearly, either I or II could be the reason for the situation expressed in the statement.

Question: 3

Statement :
Adversity makes a man wise.
Conclusions :
I. The poor are wise.
II. Man learns from bitter experience.

(A) if only conclusion I follows

(B) if only conclusion II follows

(C) if either I and II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows and

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: B

The statement talks of ‘adversity’ in general and not ‘lack of money’. So, I does not follow. II correctly explains the statement and hence it follows.

Question: 4

Statement :
Irregularity is a cause for failure in exams. Some regular students fail in the examinations.
Conclusions :
I. All failed students are regular.
II. All successful students are not regular.

(A) if only conclusion I follows

(B) if only conclusion II follows

(C) if either I and II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows and

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: D

The given statement clearly implies that all irregular and some regular students fail in the examinations. This, in turn, means that all successful students are regular but not all regular students are successful. So, neither I nor II follows.

Question: 5

Statement :
A large majority of the work force in India is unorganised. Most of them earn either the minimum or uncertain wages while others are engaged in sundry jobs.
Conclusions :
I. The workers in the organised sector get better facilities and stay longer in their jobs.
II. Some workers in the unorganised sector of the work force have a regular and fixed income.

(A) if only conclusion I follows

(B) if only conclusion II follows

(C) if either I and II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows and

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: B

The workers in the organised sector are not being talked about in the statement. So, I does not follow. It is mentioned that some workers in the unorganised sector are engaged in sundry jobs. This means that they have fixed income. So, II follows.

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