PGBNF Logical Reasoning & Verbal Aptitude
Logical Reasoning & Verbal Aptitude Questions
Section 2 Instructions:
This section tests you on Verbal & Written Comprehension and your Logical Reasoning skills.
There are 21 questions in this section
You have 25 min to complete this section
1) Sam and I were having a conversation and Sam told me “Don’t beat around the bush.” “Beat around the bush” here means?
Simply beating the bush
Scared to get to the point of issue
Avoiding to get to a point of issue
Point of issue
2) Reena was talking to a friend and she said “I wish I had come off with flying colours.” “come off with flying colours” here means?
Fly like a butterfly
Run like a cheetah
Facing a problem head-on
Becoming highly successful
3) Mr Ram was handling a meeting with a client and the client clearly mentioned to adhere to the guidelines. The term ‘Adhere’ here means?
4) “Alas! I told you that piece of glass was brittle. You should’ve listened to me.” The word ‘Brittle’ here means?
5) “The couple were known to be the best ones. They were the talk of the town. Nobody has a clue of what happened between them. They separated with a mutual consent, yesterday.” The antonym of the word ‘Mutual’ here is?
6) “They say patience is the key to virtue.” The antonym of the word ‘Virtue’ here is?
7) In the question given below, the sentence is split into four parts and named A, B, C and D. These four parts are not written in their right order. Read the sentence and find out which of the below four combinations is correct.
(A) 410 Indians have been airlifted today by 2 special civilian flights from Suceava.
(B) Under Operation Ganga
(C) Civil Aviation Ministry
(D) With this, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back through special flights which began on Feb 22
8) In the question given below, the sentence is split into four parts and named A, B, C and D. These four parts are not written in their right order. Read the sentence and find out which of the below four combinations is correct.
(A) these terms also denote how investors feel about the market and the ensuing economic trends. (B) Because the financial markets are greatly influenced by investors' attitudes, (C) A bull market is a market that is on the rise and where the conditions of the economy are generally favourable. (D) A bear market exists in an economy that is receding and where most stocks are declining in value.
9) "Spot the grammatical errors in the given sentence. Mark the part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No error" as the answer. (Ignore punctuation error) The meteorological department predicted that the rains and thunderstorm may continue throughout today."
A) The meteorological department
B) Predicted that the
C) Rains and thunderstorm may
D) Continue throughout today
E) No error
10) "Spot the grammatical errors in the given sentence. Mark the part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark "No error" as the answer. (Ignore punctuation error) Mrs Nirmala Sitaraman announced that the direct taxes will be increasing from the beginning of next year,"
A) Mrs Nirmala Sitaraman announced
B) that the direct taxes will be
C) increasing from the
D) beginning of next year,
E) No error
Directions 11 - 13
In the passage given below there are 3 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words or sentences given in options (a), (b), (c) and (d). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (e) as your answer if no change is required i.e "No change required". Bank is a ___(1)___ institution with deposits and money for credit events. Business at banks mean that depositing money and borrowing money for investment or other purposes. The role of the bank is to provide money and play an important role in the ___(2)___ of the country. It acts as an ___(3)_____ between people with excessive money and people who need money for other business steps. It will help you develop citizens by providing a large business leading to a balanced economic development as well as a credit to farmers, small-scale industries and self-employed people in the country.
11) Select the most appropriate word of the specified option to fill in the number __(1)__.
No change is required
12) Select the most appropriate word of the specified option to fill in the number __(2)__.
Progress & Downfall
No change is required
13) Select the most appropriate word of the specified option to fill in the number __(3)__.
No change is required
Directions 14 - 16
British rule in the Indian subcontinent ended in 1947 with the creation of new states: the dominions of Pakistan and India, as the successor states to British India. The British Paramountcy over the 562 Indian princely states ended. According to the Indian Independence Act 1947, "the suzerainty of His Majesty over the Indian States lapses, and with it, all treaties and agreements in force at the date of the passing of this Act between His Majesty and the rulers of Indian States". States were thereafter left to choose whether to join India or Pakistan or to remain independent. Jammu and Kashmir, the largest of the princely states, had a predominantly Muslim population ruled by the Hindu Maharaja Hari Singh. He decided to stay independent because he expected that the State's Muslims would be unhappy with accession to India, and the Hindus and Sikhs would become vulnerable if he joined Pakistan. On 11 August, the Maharaja dismissed his prime minister Ram Chandra Kak, who had advocated independence. Observers and scholars interpret this action as a tilt towards accession to India. Pakistanis decided to pre-empt this possibility by wresting Kashmir by force if necessary.
14) Why did the Maharaja decide not accede with India?
He felt that his subjects would not like it.
He felt that his subjects specially Muslims would be unhappy with accession.
He felt that his subjects specially Hindus and Sikhs would be unhappy with accession.
None of the above.
15) _____ number of princely states remained in British Paramountcy and they were given a choice to join _________ or _________.
561; Dominion of Congo or Dominion of Nepal.
564; Dominion of Nepal or Dominion of India.
563; Dominion of India or Dominion of Pakistan.
562; Dominion of India or Dominion of Pakistan.
16) What decision made the observers feel Jammu and Kashmir to tilt towards accession to India.
Dismissal of the King Pratap Singh
Huge Muslim populated kingdom ruled by a Hindu King.
Dismissal of PM Ram Chandra.
Dismissal of DM Abdul Quaddir.
17) If the English Alphabets are written in a reverse order, then which letter is the seventh letter?
18) If 56 x 65 = 5665 and 46 x 78 = 8764; then what is 86 x 56 = ?
19) "In the following Question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Statement: The school authorities have decided to increase the number of students in each class to sixty from the next academic year to bridge the gap between the income and the expenses to a large extent. Assumptions: I. The income generated by way of fees of the additional students will be sufficient enough to bridge the gap. II. The school will get all the additional students in each class from the next academic year.
If only assumption I is implicit.
If only assumption II is implicit.
If either I or II is implicit.
If neither I or II is implicit.
If both I and II are implicit.
20) Person A starts moving towards the north and travels 2 kms. He turns towards the east and moves for 200 meters. He casually changes his direction towards the south and travels for 6 kms. He then moves towards his left and travels 2 kms and turns to his right for another 4 kms travel. What direction is he facing now?
21) Point A is 10m to the East of Point G. Point G is 10m to the South of Point L. Point M is 10m to the East of Point G. Point M is 5m to the North of Point B. Point B is 10m to the West of Point F. In which direction is Point L with respect to Point B?
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