UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Reasoning - June 2012

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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