UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Reasoning - December 2010

1. Determine the relationship between the pair of words ALWAYS : NEVER and then select from the following pair of words which have a similar relationship :
(A) often : rarely
(B) frequently : occasionally
(C) constantly : frequently
(D) intermittently : casually

2. Find the wrong number in the sequence: 52, 51, 48, 43, 34, 27, 16
(A) 27
(B) 34
(C) 43
(D) 48

3. In a certain code, PAN is written as 31 and PAR as 35, then PAT is written in the same code as
(A) 30
(B) 37
(C) 39
(D) 41

4. The letters in the first set have certain relationship. On the basis of this relationship, make the right choice for the second set: AF : IK : : LQ : ?
(A) MO
(B) NP
(C) OR
(D) TV

5. If 5472 = 9, 6342 = 6, 7584 = 6, what is 9236?
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5

6. In an examination, 35% of the total students failed in Hindi, 45% failed in English and 20% in both. The percentage of those who passed in both subjects is
(A) 10
(B) 20
(C) 30
(D) 40

7. Two statements I and II given below are followed by two conclusions (a) and (b). Supposing the statements are true, which of the following conclusions can logically follow ? Statements:
I. Some flowers are red.
II. Some flowers are blue.
(a) Some flowers are neither red nor blue.
(b) Some flowers are both red and blue.

(A) Only (a) follows.
(B) Only (b) follows.
(C) Both (a) and (b) follow.
(D) Neither (a) nor (b) follows.

8. If the statement ‘all students are intelligent’ is true, which of the following statements are false?
(i) No students are intelligent.
(ii) Some students are intelligent.
(iii) Some students are not intelligent.

(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (i) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (i) only

9. A reasoning where we start with certain particular statements and conclude with a universal statement is called
(A) Deductive Reasoning
(B) Inductive Reasoning
(C) Abnormal Reasoning
(D) Transcendental Reasoning

10. What is the smallest number of ducks that could swim in this formation – two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck between two ducks?
(A) 5
(B) 7
(C) 4
(D) 3

11. Mr. A, Miss B, Mr. C and Miss D are sitting around a table and discussing their trades.
(i) Mr. A sits opposite to the cook.
(ii) Miss B sits right to the barber
(iii) The washerman sits right to the barber
(iv) Miss D sits opposite to Mr. C

What are the trades of A and B?
(A) Tailor and barber
(B) Barber and cook
(C) Tailor and cook
(D) Tailor and washerman

12. If two small circles represent the class of the ‘men’ and the class of the ‘plants’ and the big circle represents ‘mortality’, which one of the following figures represent the proposition ‘All men are mortal.’ ?



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