(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2013 : Logical Reasoning


(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2013

Section - V : Logical Reasoning


Direction for Questions 1 to 3: Answer the following questions based on the statements given below:

i. There are 3 poles on each side of the road.
ii. These six poles are labelled A, B, C, D, E and F.
iii. The poles are of different colours namely Golden, Silver, Metallic, Black, Bronze and White.
iv. The poles are of different heights.
v. E, the tallest pole, is exactly opposite to the Golden colours pole.
vi. The shortest pole is exactly opposite to the Metallic coloured pole.
vii. F, the Black coloured pole, is located between A and D.
viii. C, the Bronze coloured pole, is exactly opposite to A.
ix. B, the Metallic coloured pole, is exactly opposite to F.
x. A, the White coloured pole, is taller than C but shorter than D and B.

1. What is the colour of the pole diagonally opposite to the Bronze coloured pole?

A. White
B. Silver
C. Metallic
D. Golden

2. Which is the second tallest pole?

A. A
B. D
C. B
D. Cannot be determined

3. Which is the colour of the tallest pole?

A. Golden
B. Silver
C. Bronze
D. None of these

Directions for questions 4 and 5: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below:

The head of a newly formed Government desires to appoint five of the six elected ministers P, Q, R, S, T and U to portfolios of Foreign, Industry and Commerce, Agriculture, Rural Development and Human Resources. U does not want any portfolio if S gets one of the five. R wants either Foreign or Human Resources or no portfolio. Q says that if S gets Industry and Commerce or Rural Development then she must get the other one. T insists on a portfolio if P gets one.

4. Which of the following is a valid assignment

A. P- Foreign, Q- Industry and Commerce, R- Agriculture, S- Rural Development, T- Human Resources
B. R- Foreign, S- Industry and Commerce, P- Agriculture, Q- Rural Development, T- Human Resources
C. P- Foreign, Q- Industry and Commerce, T- Agriculture, S- Rural Development, U- Human Resources
D. Q- Foreign, U- Industry and Commerce, T- Agriculture, R- Rural Development, P- Human Resources

5. If P gets Foreign and R gets Human Resources, then which is NOT a valid assignment of Agriculture and Rural Development

A. S- Agriculture, Q- Rural Development
B. U- Agriculture, Q- Rural Development
C. Q- Agriculture, T- Rural Development
D. Q- Agriculture, S- Rural Development

Direction for Questions 6 to 10: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words or phrases. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the one expressed in the question pair.

6. Action : Reaction

A. Introvert : Extrovert
B. Assail : Defend
C. Diseased : Treatment
D. Death : Rebirth

7. Sorrow : Misery

A. Love : Obsession
B. Amity : Harmony
C. Happiness : Joy
D. Enemy : Hatred

8. Drama : Audience

A. Brawl : Vagabonds
B. Game : Spectators
C. Art : Critic
D. Movie : Actors

9. Nuts : Bolts

A. Nitty : Gritty
B. Bare : Feet
C. Naked : Clothes
D. Hard : Soft

10. Book : Author

A. Rain : Flood
B. Light : Switch
C. Symphony : Composer
D. Song : Music

Directions for questions 11 to 15: Each question contains a statement on relationship and a question regarding relationship based on the statement. Select the correct option.

11. Moni is daughter of Sheela. Sheela is wife of my wife’s brother. How Moni is realted to my wife?

A. Cousin
B. Niece
C. Sister
D. Sister-in-law

12. Annu is daughter of my mother’s brother Abahi. Pari is grand daughter of my mother. Pari should call Annu as

A. Maternal Aunt
B. Sister
C. Cousin
D. Niece

13. Markandey is Rajiv’s mother’s father. Markandey is three brothers. One of them has grandson Abahi. Rajan is son of Abahi. Rajan is related to Rajiv as

A. Brother
B. Nephew
C. Cousin
D. Uncle

14. Deepak said to Nitin, “That boy playing with the football is the younger of the two brothers of the daughter of my father’s wife”. How is the boy playing football related to Deepak?

A. Son
B. Brother
C. Cousin
D. Brother-in-law

15. Pointing to a woman in the photograph, Rajesh said, “The only daughter of her grandfather is my wife”. How is Rajesh related to that woman?

A. Uncle
B. Father
C. Maternal Uncle
D. Brother

Direction for Questions 16 to 20: Read the information given below to answer the questions.

i. Kareena’s dieting schedule consists of having only one fruit on a given day of the week.
ii. Dietician has prescribed banana, papaya, pomegranate, apple and grape from Sunday to Friday, one day being a fasting day. Kareena cannot eat any fruit on Saturday.
iii. Pomegranate day is neither on the first day nor on the last day but earlier than the papaya day.
iv. Apple day is on the immediate next day of papaya day.
v. Banana day is on the immediate previous day of the fasting day.
vi. Apple day and grape day must have a gap of two days between them.
vii. Grape day is the day immediately following the fasting day.

16. Which of the following is the fasting day?

A. Monday
B. Tuesday
C. Wednesday
D. Thursday

17. Banana day and apple day have a gap of how many days between them?

A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. Four

18. Which day is grape day?

A. Monday
B. Tuesday
C. Thursday
D. Sunday

19. Which day is pomegranate day?

A. Sunday
B. Monday
C. Tuesday
D. Wednesday

20. Which of the following is the correct statement?

A. Apple day is after papaya day.
B. Banana day is on Wednesday.
C. Fasting day is on Tuesday.
D. Papaya day is earlier than banana day.

Direction for Questions 21 to 25: Each question contains one statement and two courses of action I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, decide which of the two courses of action most logically follows.

A. If only I follows.
B. If only II follows.
C. If either I or II follows.
D. If neither I nor II follows.

21. Statement: Indian children are very talented but are instead weak in science and mathematics.

I: Teaching and textbooks are not available in mother language.
II: Education based on experiments in both the subjects is lacking.

22. Statement: Despite of child labour laws, children can be seen working in hotels, shops, houses, very frequently.

I: The government should not make such laws which cannot be enforced.
II: A proper education system for the primary level particularly for lower caste community may eradicate this problem.

23. Statement: Kyoto protocol on environment is signed by almost every country of the world.

I: As a result air, water and soil pollution have come down.
II: Increasing production of automobiles, refrigerators and fertilisers do not affect our environment.

24. Statement: School dropout rate is very high in the rural areas as children support their parents in income earning activities.

I: Public awareness programme on primary education should be expanded immediately to educate parents.
II: Compensation is not a remedy.

25. Statement: Smoking is one of those human weaknesses which tend to test the will power of the smoker of the edge.

I: It is very difficult for the smoker to give up smoking even if they want to do so.
II: Human beings have other weaknesses as well

Direction for Questions 26 to 30: Complete the series by choosing the correct option.

26. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ?

A. 34
B. 35
C. 33
D. 36

27. A -10, E -15, I -20, M -25,…….

A. Q-5
B. Q-30
C. P-30
D. R-30

28. 17, 36, 74, 150, ? , 606

A. 250
B. 303
C. 300
D. 302

29. 2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8, ?

A. 9
B. 10
C. 7
D. 8

30. 1, 4, 27, 256. ?

A. 625
B. 3125
C. 3025
D. 1225

Direction for Questions 31 to 35: In each question below are given two statements numbered I and II.

You have to take the two given statements as true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

31. I: All vegetables have gravy.
II: All lunch has vegetable.

A. All lunch has gravy.
B. All gravy has lunch.
C. Both (A) and (B).
D. None of the above

32. I: Karan Johar is a good director.
II: Directors are intelligent.

A. All intelligent are directors.
B. Karan Johar is intelligent.
C. Both (A) and (B).
D. None of the above

33. I: Some blues are green.
II: Pink is green

A. Some blue is pink.
B. Some green is pink.
C. If either (A) or (B) follows.
D. Some pinks are blues.

34. I: All boys are tall.
II: All Punjabi are tall.

A. All boys are Punjabi.
B. Some boys are Punjabi.
C. Both of the above.
D. None of the above.

35. I: All girls go to the college.
II: Rina does not go to the college.

A. Rina is not a girl.
B. Going to college is not essential to be a girl.
C. Rina is a girl.
D. None of the above.

Direction for Questions 36-40: Read the information given below to answer the questions. A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H want to have a dinner on a round table and they have worked out the following seating arrangements.

i. A will sit beside C
ii. H will sit beside A
iii. C will sit beside E
iv. F will sit beside H
v. E will sit beside G
vi. D will sit beside F
vii. G will sit beside B
viii. B will sit beside D

36. Which of the following is wrong?

A. A will be to the immediate right of C
B. D will be to the immediate left of B
C. E will be to the immediate right of A
D. F will be to the immediate left of D

37. Which of the following is correct?

A. B will be to the immediate left of D
B. H will be to the immediate right of A
C. C will be to the immediate right of F
D. B will be to the immediate left of H

38. A and F will become neighbours if:

A. B agrees to change her sitting position
B. C agrees to change her sitting position
C. G agrees to change her sitting position
D. H agrees to change her sitting position

39. During sitting:

A. A will be directly facing C
B. B will be directly facing C
C. A will be directly facing B
D. B will be directly facing D

40. H will be sitting between:

A. C and B
B. A and F
C. D and G
D. E and G

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