1. In a
particular code, HOSPITALS is coded as HSOLSAPTI. The code of BIOLOGICALS will
be

(A)
BLICOALIOSG

(B)
BOLGICAILOS

(C)
SBLAOILOBCG

(D)
BSILOALCOIG

2. In the
series

1, 5, 13,
25, 41, …….

the next
term is

(A) 59

(B) 63

(C) 61

(D) 68

3. At present,
a mother is 3 times older than her son. After 5 years, the sum of their ages
will be 70 years. The age of the mother after 10 years will be

(A) 40

(B) 55

(C) 45

D) 60

4. In the
series

AYD, BVF,
DRH, GMJ, ? the next term is

(A) GLK

(B) HLM

(C) LHM

(D) KGL

5. C and D are sisters. A and B are brothers. E is son of A and brother of D. B is related to C as

(A) Brother

(B) Son

(C) Uncle

(D)
Father-in-law

6. Anil
played 8 cricket matches. The mean (average) of the runs was found to be 80.
After playing four more matches, the mean of the runs of all the matches was
found to be 70. The total runs made in the last four matches is

(A) 400

(B) 300

(C) 200

(D) 100

7. If two
propositions are connected in such a way that they cannot both be false
although they may both be true, then their relationship is called

(A)
Contrary

(B)
Subcontrary

(C)
Contradictory

(D)
Subalternation

8. Which
one among the following is not a characteristic of a deductive type of argument?

(A) The
conclusion follows from the premise/premises necessarily.

(B) The
argument admits degree of complexity.

(C) The
argument provides us knowledge about matters of fact.

(D) The
argument must be either valid or invalid.

9. Select
the code which states the condition of an invalid deductive argument :

(A) All the
premises are true but the conclusion is false.

(B) Some of
the premises are true but the conclusion is false.

(C) All the
premises are false and the conclusion is also false.

(D) All the
premises are true and the conclusion is also true.

10. Given
below are two premises, with four conclusions drawn from them (taking singly or
together); which conclusions are validly drawn? Select the correct answer from
the codes given below:

**Premises:**

(i) All
bats are mammals.

(ii) Birds
are not bats.

**Conclusions:**

(a) Birds
are not mammals.

(b) Bats
are not birds.

(c) All
mammals are bats.

(d) Some
mammals are bats.

**Codes:**

(A) (a),
(b) and (d)

(B) (b) and
(d)

(C) (a) and
(c)

(D) (b),
(c) and (d)

11. When a
definition implies a proposal to use the definiendum to mean what is meant by
the definiens it is called

(A) Lexical
definition

(B)
Stipulative definition

(C)
Precising definition

(D)
Persuasive definition

12. Select
the code which is not correct:

An
analogical argument is strengthened by

(A)
increasing the number of entities.

(B)
increasing the number of similar respects.

(C)
reducing the claim made earlier stronger.

(D) making
the conclusion stronger when premises remain unchanged.

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