UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Reasoning - December 2015

1. The next term in the series
2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, ? is:
(A) 50
(B) 57
(C) 62
(D) 72

2. A group of 210 students appeared in some test. The mean of of students is found to be 60. The mean of the remaining students is found to be 78. The mean of the whole group will be:
(A) 80
(B) 76
(C) 74
(D) 72

3. Anil after travelling 6 km towards East from his house realized that he has travelled in a wrong direction, lie turned and travelled 12 km towards West, turned right and travelled 8 km to reach his office. The straight distance of the office from his house is:
(A) 20 km
(B) 14 km
(C) 12 km  
(D) 10 km

4. The next term in the series:
B2E, D5H, F12K, H27N, ? is:
(A) J561
(B) 162Q
(C) Q62J
(D) J58Q

5. A party was held in which a grandmother, father, mother, four sons, their wives and one son and two daughters to each of the sons were present. The number of females present in the party is:
(A) 12
(B) 14
(C) 18
(D) 24

6. P and Q are brothers. R and S are sisters. The son of P is brother of S. Q is related to R as:
(A) Son
(B) Brother
(C) Uncle
(D) Father

7. Consider the argument given below:
‘Pre - employment testing of teachers is quite fair because doctors, architects and engineers who are now employed had to face such a testing.’

What type of argument it is?
(A) Deductive
(B) Analogical
(C) Psychological
(D) Biological

8. Among the following propositions two arc related in such a way that they can both be true although they cannot both be false. Which are those propositions? Select the correct code.

(a) Some priests are cunning.
(b) No priest is cunning.
(c) All priests are cunning.
(d) Some priests are not cunning.

(A) (a) and (b)
(B) (c) and (d)
(C) (a) and (c)
(D) (a) and (d)

9. A Cluster of propositions with a structure that exhibits some inference is called
(A) An inference
(B) An argument
(C) An explanation
(D) A valid argument

10. Consider the following assertion (A) and reason (R) and select the correct code given below:
(A): No man is perfect.
(R): Some men are not perfect.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) does not provide sufficient reason for (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) provides sufficient reason for (A).
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

11. A definition that has a meaning that is deliberately assigned to some symbol is called:
(A) Lexical
(B) Precising
(C) Stipulative
(D) Persuasive

12. If the proposition ‘No men are honest’ is taken to be false which of the following proposition/propositions can be claimed certainly to be true?
(A) All men are honest
(B) Some men are honest
(C) Some men are not honest
(D) No honest person is man


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