1. Which is the number that comes
next in the following sequence?

2, 6, 12, 20, 30, 42, 56, _____

(A) 60

(B) 64

(C) 72

(D) 70

2. Find the next letter for the
series YVSP ………

(A) N

(B) M

(C) O

(D) L

3. Given that in a code language,
‘645’ means ‘day is warm’; ‘42’ means ‘warm spring’ and ‘634’ means ‘spring is
sunny’; which digit represents ‘sunny’ ?

(A) 3

(B) 2

(C) 4

(D) 5

4. The basis of the following
classification is :

‘first President of India’
‘author of Godan’ ‘books in my library’, ‘blue things’ and ‘students who work
hard’

(A) Common names

(B) Proper names

(C) Descriptive phrases

(D) Indefinite description

5. In the expression ‘Nothing is
larger than itself’ the relation ‘is larger than’ is

(A) antisymmetric

(B) asymmetrical

(C) intransitive

(D) irreflexive

6.

**Assertion (A) :**There are more laws on the books today than ever before, and more crimes being committed than ever before.**Reason (R) :**Because to reduce crime we must eliminate the laws.

Choose the correct answer from below :

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

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

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

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

7. If the proposition “All men are
not mortal” is true then which of the following inferences is correct ? Choose
from the code given below :

1. “All men are mortal” is
true.

2. “Some men are mortal” is
false.

3. “No men are mortal” is
doubtful.

4. “All men are mortal” is
false.

**Code :**

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) 1 and 3

8. Determine the nature of the
following definition :

“Abortion” means the ruthless
murdering of innocent beings.

(A) Lexical

(B) Persuasive

(C) Stipulative

(D) Theoretical

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

(A) Devadutt does not eat in
the day so he must be eating at night.

(B) If Devadutt is growing
fat and if he does not eat during the day, he will be eating at night.

(C) Devadutt eats in the
night so he does not eat during the day.

(D) Since Devadutt does not
eat in the day, he must be eating in the night.

10. Venn diagram is a kind of
diagram to

(A) represent and assess the
validity of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(B) represent but not assess
the validity of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(C) represent and assess the
truth of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(D) assess but not represent
the truth of elementary inferences of syllogistic form

11. Reasoning by analogy leads to

(A) certainty

(B) definite conclusion

(C) predictive
conjecture

(D) surety

12. Which of the following
statements are false ? Choose from the code given below :

1. Inductive arguments always
proceed from the particular to the general.

2. A cogent argument must be
inductively strong.

3. A valid argument may have
a false premise and a false conclusion.

4. An argument may legitimately
be spoken of as ‘true’ or ‘false’.

**Code :**

(A) 2, 3 and 4

(B) 1 and 3

(C) 2 and 4

(D) 1 and 2

13. Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F
are standing in a circle. B is between F and C, A is between E and D, F is to
the left of D. Who is between A and F ?

(A) B

(B) C

(C) D

(D) E

14. The price of petrol increases
by 25%. By what percentage must a customer reduce the consumption
so that the earlier bill on the petrol does not alter ?

(A) 20%

(B) 25%

(C) 30%

(D) 33.33%

15. If Ram knows that y is an
integer greater than 2 and less than 7 and Hari knows that y is an integer
greater than 5 and less than 10, then they may correctly conclude that

(A) y can be exactly
determined

(B) y may be either of two
values

(C) y may be any of three
values

(D) there is no value of y
satisfying these conditions

16. Four pipes can fill a reservoir
in 15, 20, 30 and 60 hours respectively. The first one was opened at 6 AM,
second at 7 AM, third at 8 AM and the fourth at 9 AM. When will the reservoir
be filled ?

(A) 11 AM

(B) 12 Noon

(C) 1 PM

(D) 1:30 PM
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