1. What is the number that comes
next in the sequence?

2, 5, 9, 19, 37, ___

(A) 76

(B) 74

(C) 75

(D) 50

2. Find the next letter for the
series

MPSV..…

(A) X

(B) Y

(C) Z

(D) A

3. If ‘367’ means ‘I am happy’;
‘748’ means ‘you are sad’ and ‘469’ means ‘happy and sad’ in a given code, then
which of the following represents ‘and’ in that code ?

(A) 3

(B) 6

(C) 9

(D) 4

4. The basis of the following
classification is ‘animal’, ‘man’, ‘house’, ‘book’, and ‘student’:

(A) Definite descriptions

(B) Proper names

(C) Descriptive phrases

(D) Common names

5. Assertion (A): The coin when
flipped next time will come up tails.

Reason (R): Because the coin was
flipped five times in a row, and each time it came up heads.

Choose the correct answer from
below:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, and
(R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false, and
(R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is doubtful, (R) is true,
and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(D) (A) is doubtful, (R) is false,
and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

6. The relation ‘is a sister of ’
is

(A) non-symmetrical

(B) symmetrical

(C) asymmetrical

(D) transitive

7. If the proposition “Vegetarians
are not meat eaters” is false, then which of the following inferences is
correct? Choose from the codes given below:

1. “Some vegetarians are meat
eaters” is true.

2. “All vegetarians are meat
eaters” is doubtful.

3. “Some vegetarians are not meat
eaters” is true.

4. “Some vegetarians are
not meat eaters” is doubtful.

Codes:

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) 1, 2 and 4

8. Determine the nature of the
following definition: ‘Poor’ means having an annual income of Rs. 10,000.

(A) persuasive

(B) precising

(C) lexical

(D) stipulative

9. Which one of the following is
not an argument?

(A) If today is Tuesday, tomorrow
will be Wednesday.

(B) Since today is Tuesday,
tomorrow will be Wednesday.

(C) Ram insulted me so I punched
him in the nose.

(D) Ram is not at home, so he must
have gone to town.

10. Venn diagram is a kind of
diagram to

(A) represent and assess the truth
of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.

(B) represent and assess the
validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.

(C) represent but not assess the
validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.

(D) assess but not represent the
validity of elementary inferences with the help of Boolean Algebra of classes.

11. Inductive logic studies the way
in which a premise may

(A) support and entail a conclusion

(B) not support but entail a
conclusion

(C) neither support nor entail a
conclusion

(D) support a conclusion without
entailing it

12. Which of the following
statements are true? Choose from the codes given below.

1. Some arguments, while not
completely valid, are almost valid.

2. A sound argument may be invalid.

3. A cogent argument may have a
probably false conclusion.

4. A statement may be true or
false.

**Codes:**

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 1, 3 and 4

(C) 4 alone

(D) 3 and 4

13. If the side of the square
increases by 40%, then the area of the square increases by

(A) 60 %

(B) 40 %

(C) 196 %

(D) 96 %

14. There are 10 lamps in a hall.
Each one of them can be switched on independently. The number of ways in which
hall can be illuminated is

(A) 10

^{2}
(B) 1023

(C) 2

^{10}
(D) 10 !

15. How many numbers between 100
and 300 begin or end with 2?

(A) 100

(B) 110

(C) 120

(D) 180

16. In a college having 300
students, every student reads 5 newspapers and every newspaper is read by 60
students. The number of newspapers required is

(A) at least 30

(B) at most 20

(C) exactly 25

(D) exactly 5

Please provide solutions/explanation for practical questions in reasoning

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