### UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Reasoning - December 2009

1. January 1, 1995 was a Sunday. What day of the week lies on January 1, 1996?
(A) Sunday
(B) Monday
(C) Wednesday
(D) Saturday

2. When an error of 1% is made in the length and breadth of a rectangle, the percentage error (%) in the area of a rectangle will be
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 4

3. The next number in the series 2, 5, 9, 19, 37, ? will be
(A) 74
(B) 75
(C) 76
(D) None of the above

4. There are 10 true-false questions in an examination. Then these questions can be answered in
(A) 20 ways
(B) 100 ways
(C) 240 ways
(D) 1024 ways

5. What will be the next term in the following?
DCXW, FEVU, HGTS, ?
(A) AKPO
(B) ABYZ
(C) JIRQ
(D) LMRS

6. Three individuals X, Y, Z hired a car on a sharing basis and paid Rs. 1,040. They used it for 7, 8, 11 hours, respectively. What are the charges paid by Y?
(A) Rs. 290
(B) Rs. 320
(C) Rs. 360
(D) Rs. 440

7. Deductive argument involves
(A) sufficient evidence
(B) critical thinking
(C) seeing logical relations
(D) repeated observation

8. Inductive reasoning is based on or presupposes
(A) uniformity of nature
(B) God created the world
(C) unity of nature
(D) laws of nature

9. To be critical, thinking must be
(A) practical
(B) socially relevant
(C) individually satisfying
(D) analytical

10. Which of the following is an analogous statement?
(A) Man is like God
(B) God is great
(C) Gandhiji is the Father of the Nation
(D) Man is a rational being.

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