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(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2009 : Logical Reasoning

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(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2009

Section - V : Logical Reasoning

Instructions : Each question below consists of one Assertion (A) and one Reason (R). Examine them and shade the correct answers using the Code below an the OMR Answer Sheet.


(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.


A: Area along the Equator records the highest temperature throughout the year.
R: On the equator, days and nights are equal for the largest part of the year.


A: Commercial fisheries have not developed in tropics.
R: The demand for marine food from low income population is low in the tropics.


A: Lightning thunder end heavy rain accompany volcanic activity.
R: Volcanoes throw water vapour and charged panicles in the atmosphere.


A: Soils in some pans of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are saline.
R: Evaporation exceeds precipitation.


A: The monsoons arrive suddenly in India in June.
R: The monsoonal low pressure trough is well-developed over India.


A: India built dams and reservoirs to manage water resources.
R: India had enough experience in canals.


A: The life expectancy in European countries is very high.
R: European countries have low mortality rate.


A: The nomadic herders slaughter their animals for meat.
R: Animals form the chief source of food and livelihood for nomadic herders.


A: Exploitation of equatorial rain forest of Amazon basin is not easy.
R: This region is very rich in several types of deadly animals and insects.


A: The Sea remains free from ice from British Columbia to Bering Sea.
R: Air moving off the comparatively warm waters of North Pacific Drift gives the coastal areas of British Columbia a warmer climate.

Instructions: In each question below are given one statement and two assumptions I and II. Examine the statements and shade the correct assumption which is implicit in the statement on the OMR

Answer Sheet using the following Code.


(a) If only assumption I is implicit.
(b) If only assumption II is implicit.
(c) If either 1 or II is implicit.
(d) If neither 1 nor II is implicit.


Statement: The patient’s condition would improve after operation.
Assumptions: I. The patient can be operated upon in this condition.
II. The patient cannot be operated upon in this condition


Statement: Detergents should be used to clean cloths.
Assumptions: I. Detergent form more lather.
II. Detergent helps to dislodge grease and din.


Statement: “As there is a great demand, every person seeking ticket of the
programme will be given only five tickets”.
Assumptions: I. The organisers are not keen on selling the tickets.
II. No one is interested in getting more than five tickets.


Statement: Double your money in five months- An advertisement.
Assumptions: I. The assurance is not genuine.
II. People want their money to grow.


Statement: Films have become indispensable for the entertainment of people
Assumptions: I. Films are the only media of entertainment.
II. People enjoy films.


Statement: “To keep myself up-to-date, I always listen l0 9.00 p.m. news on radio”. – A candidate tells the interview board.
Assumptions: I. The candidate does not read newspaper.
II. Recent news are broadcast only on radio.


Statement: Never before such a lucid book was available on the topic.
Assumptions: I. Some other books were available on this topic.
II. You can write lucid books on very few topics.


Statement: In case of any difficulty about this case, you may contact our company’s lawyer.
Assumption: I. Each company has a lawyer ol its own,
II. The company’s lawyer ia thoroughly briefed about this case.


Statement: “Present day education is in shambles and the country is going to the dogs”.
Assumptions: I. A good education system is essential for the well being of a nation.
II. A good education alone is sufficient for the well being of a nation.


Statement: Children are influenced more by their teachers nowadays. Assumptions: I. The children consider teachers as
their models.
II. A large amount of children’s time is spent in school.

Instructions : Each question below contains a Statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the Statement. Shade the correct option on relationship on the OMR Answer Sheet.

21. Pointing to a photograph, a lady tells Ram, “I am the only daughter of this lady and her son is your maternal uncle”. How is the speaker related to Ram’s father?

(a) Sister-in-law
(b) Wife
(c) Either (a) or (b)
(d) Neither (z) nor (b)

22. Introducing a man, a woman said, “He is the only son of my mother’s mother”. How is the woman related to the man?

(a) Mother
(b) Aunt
(c) Sister
(d) Niece

23. Shyam said, “This girl is the wife of the grandson of my mother’.’. Who is Shyam to the girl?

(a) Father
(b) Grandfather
(c) Husband
(d) Father-in-law

24. Pointing to a man on the stage, Sunita said, “He is the brother of the daughter of the wife of my husband”. How is the man on the stage related to Sunita?

(a) Son
(b) Husband
(c) Cousin
(d) Nephew

25. Introducing a man to her husband, a woman said, “His hrothnr’s father is the only sun of my grand lather”. How is the woman related to his man?

(a) Mother
(b) Aunt
(c) Sister
(d) Daughter

Instructions : In each question below two words are paired which have certain relationships. After the double colon (::), another word is given and shade the correct option on the OMR Answer Sheet which pairs with this word taking into account the pair already given.

26. Legislation : Enactment :: Executive : ?

(a) Minister
(b) Officer
(c) Implementation
(d) Leader

27. UP : Uttranchal :: Bihar : ?

(a) Jharkhand
(b) Chhatisgarh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Manipur

28. Gold : Silver:: Cotton : ?

(a) Yarn
(b) Silk
(c) Fibre
(d) Synthetic

29. Botany : Flora :: Zoology

(a) Fauna
(b) Biology
(c) Fossils
(d) Pathology

30. Cold wave: Winter:: Loo : ?

(a) Humidity
(b) Frostbite
(c) Summer
(d) Storm

31. King ; Royal :: Saint : ?

(a) Religious
(b) Red
(c) Priesthood
(d) Blue

32. Sculptor: Statue :: Poet : ?

(a) Painter
(b) Singer
(c) Poem
(d) Writer

33. Laugh : Happy :: Cry

(a) Sad
(b) Bickering
(c) Frown
(d) Complain

34. Black : Absence :: White

(a) Red
(b) Prtscnrc
(c) Rainbow
(d) Crystal

35. Governor: President :: Chief-Minister:?

(a) Commissioner
(b) Attorney General
(c) Justice
(d) Prime-Minister

Instructions : Each question below contains a Statement and two Courses of Action I and dI. Assuming the statement to be true, decide which of the two suggested Coum of Action logically follows and shade or the Order Answer Sheet, using the Code given below.


(a) If only I follow.
(b) If only II follow.
(c) If either I or II follow.
(d) If neither I nor II follow.


Statement: one of the problems facing the food processing industry is the irregular supply of raw material. The producers of raw materials are not getting a reasonable price.
Courses of Action: I. The govemment should regulate the supply of raw material to other industries also.
II. The government should announce an attractive package to ensure regular supply of raw material for food processing industry.


Statement: The Officer In-charge of a Company had a hunch that some money was missing from the safe.
Course of Action: I. He should get it recounted with the help of the staff and check it with the balance sheet.
II. He should inform the police.


Statement: If the retired Professors of the same Institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organisation, their coil tributiun may be beneficial to the Institute.
Course of Action: I. Management may seek, opinion Eli the employees before calling retired Professors.
II. Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organisation.


Statement: The sale of a particular product has gone down considerably causing great concern to the company.
Course of Action: I. The company should make a proper study of rival products in the market.
II. The price of the product should be reduced and quality improved.


Statement: Mr. X, an active member of the Union, often insults his superiors in the office with his rude behaviour.
Course of Action: I. He should be transferred to some other department.
II. The matter should be referred to the Union.

Instructions: Each question below contains a Statement and two Arguments I and II. Assume the statement to be true, shade the Argument which is strong on the OMR Answer Sheet using the Code below.


(a) If only argument I is strong.
(b) If only argument II is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor Il strong.


Statement: Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals?
Arguments: I. Yes. Trappers are making a lot of money.
II. No. Bans on hunting and [rapping are not effective.


Statement: Should school education be made free in India?
Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to improve the level of literacy,
II. No. It would add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.


Statement: Should government jobs in rural areas have more incentives?
Arguments: I. Yes. Incentives are essential for attracting government servants there.
II. No. Rural areas are already cheaper, healthier and less complex than big. So, why offer extra incentives!


Statement: Should luxury hotels be banned in India’?
Arguments: I. Yes. They are places from where intemalional criminals operate.
II. No. Affluent foreign tourists will have no place to stay.


Statement: Should the political parties be banned?
Arguments: I. Yes. It is necessary to teach a lesson to the politicians.
II. No. It will lead to an end of democracy.

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