Sunday, 10 May 2015

SBI PO 2015: Reasoning Practice - 6

Direction (Q. 1 - 5): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. Give answer

1) if only assumption I is implicit.

2) if only assumption II is implicit.

3) if either assumption I or II is implicit.

4) if neither assumption I nor II is implicit.

5) if both assumptions I and II are implicit.

1. Statement: Majority of the students appearing for XII Std final exams have taken home tuitions.


I. There is a shortage of quality home tutors.

II. Home tuition is the best method of learning.


2. Statement: Despite heavy rain, telephone services were not disrupted this year.


I. Heavy rain normally affects telephone services.

II. Telephone services get disrupted only in rainy season.


3. Statement: "Use of cell phone is not allowed inside the banks" - A notice in a bank.


I. All those who have cell phones will avoid talking on phone inside the bank.

II. People may object to such directive as it restricts their freedom.


4. Statement: An advertisement-"Call cab X to reach your destination safely and on time."


I People prefer to be punctual and safe while using a cab.

II. Other cabs might not provide safety features.


5. Statement: Misconceptions about HIV cannot be eradicated from our society. We need to create an 'Awareness Team' for it.


I. It is impossible to create an 'Awareness Team'.

II. People do not know much about HIV.


Direction (Q. 6 - 10): In each of the questions given below, a statement is followed by two courses of action. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the given courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing. Give answer

1) if only I follows.

2) if only II follows.

3) if either I or II follows.

4) if both I and II follow.

5) if neither I nor II follows.


6. Statement: The transport ministry said in a report that people should obey the rules of traffic. This will improve transport services and hence the number of road accidents will decrease.

Courses of action:

I. The ministry should organise an awareness compaign to raise awareness about rules related to traffic.

II The licenses of those who disobey traffic rules should. be cancelled.


7. Statement: The condition of the roads at many places has deteriorated due to heavy rain, resulting in slow movement of vehicular traffic.

Courses of action:

I. Motorists should be alerted at various places by putting up signboards about the bad patches on the roads to enable them to plan their journey accordingly.

II. All these parts of the roads should immediately be repaired by closing these roads.


8. Statement: A large number of people are expected to. . gather at site X on this Sunday and this may put strain on civic amenities.

Courses of action:

I. The local police authority should be put on high alert to maintain law and order during the congregation.

II. The civic authority should monitor the crowd and restrict entry of people beyond a manageable number.


9.'Statement: There has been a significant drop in generation in all the power-generating units which supply power to the capital.

Courses of action:

I. The authorities should impose a partial cut in power supply to tackle the situation.

II. An appeal should be made to all the residents of the capital through mass media for minimal use of power.


10. Statement: Four robberies have been committed in just eight hours in City X.

Courses of action:

I. The known criminals should be arrested immediately.

II. The police should take adequate precaution to prevent recurrence of such incidents.



1. 4; I is not implicit as nothing is said about the availability of quality home tutors. II is also not implicit as 'best' is too strong aword to be used for the assumption.

2. 1; I is implicit as the word 'despite' is used in the statement. II is not implicit as telephone services may get disrupted in any season but are more likely to be so in rains

3. 1; I is implicit, as notices are issued with an assumption that they would be read and followed. II is not implicit.

4. 1; I is obviously implicit, that is why such kind of marketing strategy has been developed and such an advertisement is issued. II is not implicit because we are not being told that only cab X has these features.

5. 2; I is not implicit. Team can be formed, hence the need to create it. II is implicit as misconceptions always stand on the ground of little knowledge.

6. 4; I follows as it is a constructive and practical step to deal with the problem of disobeying the traffic rules. II also follows as it will reduce the cases of traffic violation.

7. 1; I follows because notices will help motorists to take extra precaution and that will improve the situation. II does not follow as it is not practical to close all the parts of the road immediately and start the repair work. The repair work should be carried during lean hours.

8. 1; I follows as it is a precautionary step and will at least reduce the chances of any unwanted situation. II does not follow as it is not a practical action.

9. 4; I follows. Load-shedding has to be resorted to in such a situation. II follows as appeal to minimise the use is beneficial for both the authorities as well as the people.

10. 2; I does not follow as these criminals need not be related with the robberies. II follows as precautionary steps are always welcome.

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