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

1. When an error of 1% is made in the length of a square, the percentage error in the area of a square will be
(A) 0 
(B) 1/2
(C) 1 
(D) 2



2. On January 12, 1980, it was a Saturday.  The day of the week on January 12, 1979 was
(A) Thursday 
(B) Friday
(C) Saturday 
(D) Sunday



3. If water is called food, food is called tree, tree is called earth, earth is called world, which of the following grows a fruit?
(A) Water 
(B) Tree
(C) World 
(D) Earth



4. E is the son of A, D is the son of B, E is married to C, C is the daughter of B. How is D related to E?
(A) Brother 
(B) Uncle
(C) Father-in-law 
(D) Brother-in-law



5. If INSURANCE is coded as ECNARUSNI, how HINDRANCE will be coded?
(A) CADNIHWCE
(B) HANODEINR
(C) AENIRHDCN
(D) ECNARDNIH



6. Find the next number in the following series:
2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50, ?
(A) 63 
(B) 65
(C) 67 
(D) 69



7. Which of the following is an example of circular argument?
(A) God created man in his image and man created God in his own image.
(B) God is the source of a scripture and the scripture is the source of our knowledge of God.
(C) Some of the Indians are great because India is great.
(D) Rama is great because he is Rama.



8. Lakshmana is a morally good person because
(A) he is religious
(B) he is educated
(C) he is rich
(D) he is rational



9. 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?
I. Some religious people are morally good.
II. Some religious people are rational.
Conclusions:
(a) Rationally religious people are good morally.
(b) Non-rational religious persons are not morally good.

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



10. Certainty is
(A) an objective fact
(B) emotionally satisfying
(C) logical
(D) ontological



Questions  from  11 and 12 are  based on  the  following  diagram in  which there are  three  intersecting  circles I, S  and   where circle   stands  for Indians, circle S stands for scientists and circle P for politicians. Different regions of the figure are lettered from a to g.


11. The region which represents non Indian scientists who are politicians.
(A) f 
(B) d
(C) a 
(D) c



12. The region which represents politicians who are Indians as well as scientists.
(A) b 
(B) c
(C) a 
(D) d



13. The population of a city is plotted as a function of time (years) in graphic form below:


Which of the following inference can be drawn from above plot?
(A) The population increases exponentially.
(B) The population increases in parabolic fashion.
(C) The population initially increases in a linear fashion and then stabilizes.
(D) The population initially increases exponentially and then stabilizes.


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