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1 .

Direction (Q. 1) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between strong arguments and weak arguments insofar as they relate to the question. Strong arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. Weak arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Instructions: Each question below is followed by two ar guments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument.

Statement: Should Foreign Direct Investment be allowed in print media in India ?
Arguments: I. Yes. The entry of foreign investment will bring in healthy competition and the best of technology which is now confined to only a few publications.
II. No. The foreign publications with their money and managerial power will overwhelm the weak Indian Press, especially the regional press.

A.    if only argument I is strong. B.    if only argument II is strong.
C.    if either I or II is strong. D.    if both I and II are strong.
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2 .

Direction (Q. 2 - 6) : Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.

Antyodaya Anna Yojana in Bihar also has grown to gigantic proportions today, covering the poorest of the poor. Recent studies in Bihar have shown positive impact in the status of the poorest. It should be known that under the scheme 25 kg of foodgrains is made available to each eligible family at highly subsidised rates — Rs two a kg for wheat and Rs three a kg for rice.
On the health front the cases of malnutrition, starvation deaths and other such ailments have witnessed a sharp decrease in rural areas. The scheme witnessed more fruitful results mostly in those rural areas where literacy rate is high.

Anryodaya Anna Yojana is aimed at all the poor people.

A.    if the inference is definitely true, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is definitely false, ie it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given for it contradicts the given facts.
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3 .

In Bihar, the Yojana witnessed fruitful results only in those rural areas where literacy rate is high.

A.    if the inference is definitely true, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is definitely false, ie it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given for it contradicts the given facts.
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4 .

The nutrition conditions of the poorest of the poor improved in Bihar.

A.    if the inference is definitely true, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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5 .

The food items supplied under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana are of inferior quality.

A.    if the inference is definitely true, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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6 .

Antyodaya Anna Yojana in some other states too has gained fruitful results.

A.    if the inference is definitely true, ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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7 .

Direction (Q. 7 - 9) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions following it
Six persons of a family, P, Q, R, S, T and U, are invited for a special programme on Star TV. In this group there are three engineers, a professor and a doctor. There are two married couples in the family. No man in the group is either a professor or a doctor.
U is the only old man; and he lives with his only married son R. The husband of S looks after his old father and earns more than T, who in turn earns more than Q. The sister of T earns less than her husband Q and not more than S.
T is a poet and famous for his poetry. No one is associated with more than one field.

Who is the sister of T ?

A.    Cant say B.    S
C.    U D.    None of these
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8 .

Which of the following groups comprise all the engineers ?

A.    Q,R and P B.    Q,R and U
C.    R,U and P D.    Cant say
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9 .

Who among the following is a doctor ?

A.    Q B.    S
C.    P D.    Cant say
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10 .

How many pairs of letters are there in the word HYPOCHONDRIA which have the number of letters between them in the word one less than the number of letters between them in English alphabet ?

A.    Three B.    Four
C.    Five D.    Six
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