Practice Passage And Conclusion - Verbal Reasoning Online Quiz (Set-1) For All Competitive Exams

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

Q-1)   The movie The Wizard of Oz' will help improve business conversation.

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Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

Q-2)   For most, if they watch a movie more than once, different aspects in a different order, like special effects, photography, story, music etc., would impress in a better way.

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Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

Q-3)   The tips are given for understanding business conversation.

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(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

Q-4)   The advice is being given to the sales team.

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(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

Q-5)   The author watches most movies more than twice.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

Q-6)   Many Indians, who below the poverty line, get necessary amount of proteins.

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(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

Q-7)   People living above the poverty line are less likely to suffer from infections.

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(b)

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(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

Q-8)   India's poverty alleviation programmes can only succeed after reaching agreement about the poverty line.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

Q-9)   People in urban areas are less physically weak compared to people in rural areas.

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(b)

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(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

Q-10)   Some countries in the Western World have fixed a price band for steel products in their domestic markets.

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(b)

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(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

Q-11)   Government move to fix a price band of steel prices may adversely affect the steel manufacturing units in India.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

Q-12)   Price of steel is an integral part of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) of India.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

Q-13)   There has been a decline in the rate of inflation in recent months in India.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

Q-14)   In the recent past, the increase in steel prices in the international market is much lower than that in the domestic market.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 4
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India's share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low income country. By 2001, its share of one - half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low income countries.
Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated defying a styled fact in Economics.
[UCO Bank (PO) 2009]

Q-15)   Share of the services sector in India's GDP crossed the halfway mark in early 2000.

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(b)

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(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 4
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India's share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low income country. By 2001, its share of one - half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low income countries.
Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated defying a styled fact in Economics.
[UCO Bank (PO) 2009]

Q-16)   India has now emerged as a high per capita income country.

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(b)

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(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 4
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India's share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low income country. By 2001, its share of one - half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low income countries.
Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated defying a styled fact in Economics.
[UCO Bank (PO) 2009]

Q-17)   Growth in India's services sector post 2005 is more than 9%.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 4
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India's share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low income country. By 2001, its share of one - half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low income countries.
Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated defying a styled fact in Economics.
[UCO Bank (PO) 2009]

Q-18)   In early nineties, the share of services sector in GDP for low per capita income group of countries was about 40%.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Give answer:
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
Passage 4
Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 Indian economy grew annually at 8.7% led by the services sector at 9% per year. In 1990, India's share of services at 40% of GDP was consistent with its per capita income for low income country. By 2001, its share of one - half of the GDP was higher by five percentage points, compared to the average for low income countries.
Economic reforms that energized the private corporate sector and technological changes that opened up new vistas in telecommunications, IT and outsourcing are believed to be responsible for the impressive performance. However, the services led growth remains a puzzle at a low per capita income, with 55% of the workforce still engaged in agriculture and when agriculture decelerated and industry stagnated defying a styled fact in Economics.
[UCO Bank (PO) 2009]

Q-19)   Less than half of the total workforce is engaged in the agricultural sector in India.

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(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

Directions:
Each of these questions has a statement based on the preceding passage. Evaluate each statement.
Give answer:
1. If the statement is a Major Objective in making the decision; one of the goals sought by the decision maker
2. If the statement is a Major Factor in making the decision; an aspect of the problem, specifically mentioned in the passage, which fundamentally affects and/or determines the decision
3. If the statement is a Minor Factor in making the decision; a less important element bearing on or affecting a Major Factor, rather than a Major Objective directly
4. If the statement is a Major Assumption in making the decision; a projection or supposition arrived at by the decision maker before considering the factor and alternative
Passage 5
The railroads was not the first institution to impose regularity on society or to draw attention to the importance of precise time keeping. For as long as merchants have set out their wars at day break and communal festivities have been celebrated, people have been in rough agreement with their neighbours as to the time of day. The value of tradition is today mor apparent than ever. Were it not for public acceptance of a single yardstick of time, social life would be unbearably chaotic. The massive daily transfer of goods. Services and information would proceed in fits and starts, the very fabric of modern society would begin to unravel.
[N.I.F.T. (PG) 2014]

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