UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Reasoning - December 2014

1. The next term in the series: AB, ED, IH, NM, --- is
(A) TS
(B) ST
(C) TU
(D) SU

2. If STREAMERS is coded as UVTGALDQR, then KNOWLEDGE will be coded as

3. A is brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the husband of D. E is the father of A. D is related to E as
(A) Daughter
(B) Daughter-in-law
(C) Sister-in-law
(D) Sister

4. Two numbers are in the ration 3:5. If 9 is subtracted from the numbers, the ratio becomes 12:23. The numbers are
(A) 30, 50
(B) 36, 60
(C) 33, 55
(D) 42, 70

5. The mean of the ages of father and his son is 27 years. After 18 years, father will be twice as old as his son. Their present ages are
(A) 42, 12
(B) 40, 14
(C) 30, 24
(D) 36, 18

6. The next term in the series: 2, 7, 28, 63, 126, --- is
(A) 215
(B) 245
(C) 276
(D) 296

7. Warrior is related to sword, carpenter is related to saw, farmer is related to plough. In the same way, the author is related to
(A) Book
(B) Fame
(C) Reader
(D) Pen

8. Given below is a diagram of three circles A, B and C over-lapping each other? The circle A represents the class of honest people, the circle B represent the class of sincere people and circle C represents the class of politicians. p, q, r, s, U, X, Y represent different regions. Select the code that represents the region indicating the class of honest politicians who are not sincere.

(A) X
(B) q
(C) p
(D) s

9. “A man ought no more to value himself for being wiser than a woman if he owes his advantage to a better education, than he ought to boast of his courage for beating a man when his hands were tied.” The above passage is an instance of
(A) Deductive argument
(B) Hypothetical argument
(C) Analogical argument
(D) Factual argument

10. By which of the following proposition, the proposition “wise men are hardly afraid of death” is contradicted?
(A) Some wise men are afraid of death.
(B) All wise men are afraid of death.
(C) No wise men is afraid of death.
(D) Some wise men are not afraid of death.

11. When in a group of propositions, one proposition is claimed to follow from the others, that group of propositions is called
(A) An argument
(B) A valid argument
(C) An explanation
(D) An invalid argument

12. Namita and Samita are brilliant and studious. Anita and karabi are obedient and irregular. Babita and Namita are irregular but brilliant. Samita and Kabita are regular and obedient. Who among them is/are brilliant, obedient, regular and studious?
(A) Samita alone
(B) Namita and Samita
(C) Kabita alone
(D) Anita alone



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