IAS 2012 Prelims Solved Paper II Aptitude (Part 9 of 18)

  1. Examine the following statements:

    1. I watch TV only if I am bored.

    2. I am never bored when I have my brother's company.

    3. Whenever I go to the theatre I take my brother along.

    Which one of the following conclusions is valid in the context of the above statements?

    1. If I am bored, I watch TV.

    2. If I am bored, I seek-my brother's company.

    3. If I am not with my brother, then I watch TV.

    4. I am not bored, I do not watch HV.

    Answer: d

  2. Only six roads A, B, C, P, Q and R connect a military camp to the rest of the country. Only one out of A, P and R is open at any one time. If B is closed, so is Q. Only one of A, and B is open during storms. P is closed during floods. In this context, which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Under normal conditions only three roads are open.

    2. During storms at least one road is open.

    3. During floods only three roads are open.

    4. During calamities all roads are closed.

    Answer: b

  3. Examine the following statements:

    1. None but students are members of the club.

    2. Some-members of the club are married persons.

    3. All married persons are invited for dance.

    Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

    1. All students are invited for dance.

    2. All married students of the club are invited for dance.

    3. All members of the club are married persons.

    4. None of the above conclusions can be drawn.

    Answer: b

  4. Four political parties W, X, Y and. Z decided to set up a joint candidate for the coming parliamentary elections. The formula agreed by them was the acceptance of a candidate by most of the parties. Four aspiring candidates, A, B, C and D approached the parties for their tickets.

A was acceptable to W but not to Z.

B was acceptable to Y but not to X.

C was acceptable to W and Y. J

D was acceptable to W and X.

When candidate B was preferred by W and Z candidate, C was preferred by X and Z, and candidate A was acceptable r to X but not to Y; who got the ticket?

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

    Answer: c