(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2010 : Logical Reasoning

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(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2010

Section - V : Logical Reasoning

In each of the equations number two words are paired which have a certain relation. Select a correct option to substitute question mark so as to make a similar relational pair with the word given after double colon (::)

1. Constituent Assembly: Constitution:: Parliament:?

(a) Statute
(b) Legislative bills
(c) Speaker
(d) Prime Minister

2. Right: duty:: Power: ?

(a) Wrong
(b) Weak
(c) Powerless
(d) Liability

3. Elephant: Calf:: Tiger: ?

(a) Pup
(b) Tigress
(c) Cub
(d) Baby Tiger

4. Patient: Doctor:: Litigant:?

(a) Advisor
(b) Help
(c) Legal aid
(d) Lawyer

5. Prosecutor: Accused:: plaintiff. ?

(a) Appellant
(b) Defendant
(c) Plaint
(d) Suit

6. Lok Sabha: Meera Kumar:: Rajya Sabha: ?

(a) Hameed Ansati
(b) Najma Heptullah
(c) Sushma Swaraj
(d) Arun Jaitely

7. President of India: 35; Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) :

(a) 18
(b) 21
(c) 25
(d) 30

8. India: Parliamentary System:U.S.A. : ?

(a) Democratic System
(b) Presidential System
(c) Federal System
(d) Republican system

9. Executive: President: Judiciary:?

(a) Supreme Court
(b) Chief Justice
(c) Constitution
(d) Government of India

10. World War II: United Nalions: World War I: ?

(a) Treaty of Versailles
(b) International Commission of Jurists
(c) League of Nations
(d) International court of Justice

In each of the questions two statements are given. There may or may not be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. Mark your answer using this code.

(a) Statement I is the cause and statement II is the effect
(b) Statement IT is the cause and statement I is the effect
(c) Both the statements are independent causes
(d) Both the statements are independent effects

11. Statement I: School education has been made free for children of poor families
Statement II: Literacy rate among the, poor is steadily growing.

12. Statement I: Hallmarking of gold jewellary has been made compulsory
Statement II: Many persons do not prefer to buy Hallmarked jewellary

13. Statement I: Many vegetarians are suffering from stomach ailments.
Statement II: Many dead fish were found near the lake shore.

14. Statement I: Ahmed is a healthy boy
Statement II: His mother is very particular about the food he eats

15. Statement I: Rate of crime is very low in this city
Statement II: The police is efficient in this city

In each of the questions a statement is followed by two assumptions.

These assumptions may or may not be implicit in the statement Select your response in accordance with the following code

(a) Only assumption I is implicit
(b) Only assumption IT is implicit
(c) Both assumptions I and lI are Implicit
(d) Neither of the assumptions I and IT is implicit

16. Statement: If Ram has finished reading the instructions, let him begin activities accordingly

Assumption I: Ram has understood the instructions
Assumption II: Ram would be able to act accordingly

17. Statement : Children below the age of seven should not be prosecuted for crimes.

Assumption I: Generally children below seven cannot distinguish between right and wrong
Assumption II: Children below the age of seven are generally mentally unsound

18. Statement: The employer has a right to reject the application of any candidate for employment without assigning any reason while short listing candidates for interview.

Assumption I: The employer is impartial and believes in transparency in employment practices.
Assumption II: The employer wants to call only those candidates for interview, who in his opinion are eligible.

19. Statement: The government has decided to reduce custom duty on computers

Assumption I: The government wants to make computer accessible to larger number of people
Assumption II: Prices in domestic market may go up in near future

20. Statement: You can win over new friends by your warm smile

Assumption I: It is necessary [o win over new friends
Assumption II: It is always better to smile warmly to new persons

21. Six students A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting. A and B are from Mumbai, rest are from Delhi. D and F are tall but others are short. A, C, and D are girls, others are boys. Which is the tall girl from Delhi?

(a) F
(b) D
(c) E
(d) C

22. P is the brother of Q. R is the sister of Q. S is the Sister of R. How is Q relatod to S?

(a) brother
(b) sister
(c) brother or sister
(d) son

In question numbers two sets of words have certain relation. Select a word to replace the question mark so as to make a similar relational pair with the other word in the third set.

23. Cat-Kitten; Goat-kid; Sheep-?

(a) colt
(b) filly
(c) lamb
(d) wool

24. Cataract-eye; jaundice-liver; pyorrhea?

(a) breath
(b) tongue
(c) ears
(d) teeth

25. Blue-moon; blue-black; black-?

(a) sheep
(b) goal
(c) sky
(d) star

A principle/principles and a fact situation are given in question no. Decide only on the basis of the principle(s).

26. Principles

(i) Neighbour principle-A person is liable if he harms his neighbour. A neighbour is one whose action affects another
(ii) One is liable only for contractual relations

Facts: X manufactures a food item and sells his food item to Y, a whole seller. Y appoints Z, a retailer to retail these items. Z sells the food item to a consumer who after eating them falls ill. X is liable to the consumer because

(a) of contractual relations
(b) of the Food Adulteration Act
(c) the consumer is the neighbor of X
(d) of the consumer protection law

27. Principle

(i) Freedom consists in making choices out of two or more alternatives
(ii) Everyone has freedom to speak

Facts: X says his freedom to speech includes freedom not to speak. X’s assertion is

(a) wrong
(b) right
(c) wrong because the freedom to speak cannot mean freedom not to speak
(d) right because X may opt to speak or not to speak

28. Principles

(i) A master is liable for the wrongful acts of his servant
(ii) A person can be called a servant only if there is a relation of employment and he acts under the order and on behalf of his master

Facts: X bank launched a saving scheme for poor sections of the society and the customer can deposit Rs. 10 per day. Y an unemployed youth collected money from several customers, and on behalf of them deposited the money at the Bank every day. The bank gave to Y a small commission. After sometime, Y disappeared without depositing the money given by the customers. The customers bring a suit alleging that the Bank is liable.

(a) the Bank is liable because it paid commission to Y
(b) the Bank is liable because Y was their servant
(c) the Bank is not liable because Y was not their servant
(d) No one is liable

29. Principles: X propounds the principle that everyone in this world always speaks lies

Facts: X wants to know weather this principle is logically true or false

(a) logically the principle may be true
(b) everyone in the whole of this world does not always speak lies
(c) logically X is also speaking lies.
(d) everyone is basically an honest person

30. Principle: Whosoever enters into or upon the property in the possession of another, with intent to commit an offence or to intimidate or annoy any person in possession of the property, and remains there with intent thereby to intimidate or annoy another person or with intent to commit an offence is guilty of criminal trespass

Facts: The accused entered at night into a house to carry on intimate relations with an unmarried major girl on her invitation and information that her family members are absent. However, he was caught by her uncle before he could get away. Is the accused guilty of criminal trespass? He is

(a) guilty of criminal trespass as he annoyed the uncle
(b) guilty because he entered the house to commit a crime against the girl
(c) guilty because no one should enter into the house of another at night
(d) not guilty of criminal trespass

31. In a code every letter of the alphabet is replaced by some other letter. The code. for the name Ram Kumar is

(a) Ten Ronet
(b) Len Final
(c) Pen Sinel
(d) Elephant

Four of the giving five are alike in a certain way and form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group in questions no ?

32. (1)217 (11) 143 (111) 214 (IV) 157 (V) 131

(a) I
(b) V
(c) I
(d) III

33. (1) gourd (2) radish (3) spinach (4) cucumber (5) beetroot

(a) radish
(b) beetroot
(c) Potatoes
(d) Spinach

Point out the entry which does not form a class with the other entries in questions number .

34. (a) house
(b) mortgage
(c) hypothecation
(d) immovable property

35. (a) Law
(b) Court
(c) Morality
(d) Judge

36. (a) Freedom of speech
(b) Right to equality
(c) Freedom of religion
(d) Right to make contract

In Question a question and two arguments are given. Arguments in relation to the question are either weak or strong. Use this key to give your responses

(a) Argument I is strong
(b) Argument II is strong
(c) Bath I and II are Strong
(d) Both I and II are weak

37. Question: Should there be complete ban on manufacture of lire crackers in India?
Argument I: No, This will render thousands of workers jobless
Argument II: Yes, the fire cracker manufacturers use child labour.

38. Question: Should private operators be allowed to operate passenger train service in India?
Argument I: No private operators do not agree to operate on non profitable sectors.
Argument II: Yes, it will improve the quality of Indian Railway Service

39. Question: Should (he system of reservation of posts for scheduled castes be introduced in private sector?
Argument I: Yes, this would give more opportunity of development to these groups
Argument II: No, this would effect merit

40. Question: Would the problem of old parents be solved if children are made legally responsible to take care of their parents in old age?
Argument I: Yes, such problems can be solved only through law.
Argument II: Yes this will bring relief to old parents.

41. Question: Should right to primary education be made a fundamental right?
Argument I: We should first complete other developmental project, education of children may wail
Argument II: Yes, without primary education for all there cannot be inclusive development

42. Pramesh is heavier than Jairam but lighter than Gulab. Anand is heavier than Gulab. Mohan is lighter than Javam. Who among them is the heaviest?

(a) Jairam
(b) Anand
(c) Gulab
(d) Pramesh

43. Ravi is the brother ofAmit’s son. How is Amit related to Ravi?

(a) Cousin
(b) Father
(c) Son
(d) Grandfather

44. If CABLE is coded ZCDAY, then STABLE will be coded as


45. If CHARTER is coded UMOEPYE then PARTNER will be coded as


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