Crack IBPS PO : Reasoning day 59

D.1-3) Study the following information carefully and answer the following questions

The government has decided to take the diesel route for eliminating subsidies on LPG and kerosene. The price of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by over Rs.2 per cylinder, while that of jet fuel was raised by a steep 7.3% in the country. In case of kerosene, the government has allowed state-owned oil companies raise the price by 25paise a litre every fortnight for 10 months.

I. The government has decided to stop the subsidies given on petroleum products.

II. To stop the subsidy the government is adopting different strategies for different petroleum products.

III. The people of the country will switch over to other products which are cheaper than petroleum products.

IV The government has to spend a huge amount of money on subsidies on petroleum products.

V. People’s income has increased in the last 10 years in the country and there is a fall in the poverty level.

VI. Solar, coal and other fossil fuels are cheaper than other petroleum products in the country.

1) Which of the following among I, II, III and IV may be a strong argument in favour of the decision taken by the government?

(a) Only II

(b) Only IV

(c) Only II and IV

(d) Only I and III

(e) Only I and IV

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2) Which of the following among II, IV,V and VI can be the reason for an increase in the price of petroleum products?

(a) Only II and V

(b) Only IV and VI

(c) Only IV and V

(d) Only V and VI

(e) Only II and VI

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3) Which of the following among I, II, IV and VI can be inferred from the above given information?

(a) Only II

(b) Only IV

(c) Only VI

(d) Only I and II

(e) Only I

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D.4-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the following questions

Get ready to pay a fatter fuel bill. OPEC powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iraq, which supply nearly 40% of oil to India, have taken steps to bring the world’s honey moon with low oil prices to an end. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter which two years ago sparked the oil price crashes with hefty discounts, raised the price of the crude oil shipped to Asia and the US and initiated talks with buyers to cut the supplies.

I. Prices of petrol and diesel may be increased in the country.

II. Inflation of the country may go up

III. OPEC members were not getting the right price for their crude oil.

IV. Government should promote renewable source of energy.

V. Government should appeal to switch the diesel and petrol four wheelers to CNG

VI. People may postpone their to purchase new four wheelers

4) Which of the following among I, II, III, IV, V and VI can be immediate courses of action taken by the government to mitigate the cut in the production by the OPEC companies?

(a) Only I, V and III

(b) Only I and II

(c) Only I, II and VI

(d) Only III and VI

(e) Only I and VI

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5) Which of the following among I, II, III, IV, and V will be immediate effects of the cut in the production by the OPEC companies?

(a) Only II and III

(b) Only I and II

(c) Only I, II and VI

(d) Only III and VI

(e) Only I and VI

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D.6-7) Read the following information carefully and answers the following question.

F is son of P. Q married to F. K is mother of Q. K has only one daughter. W is father of A. W is married to K.

6) How is A related to F?

(a) Brother

(b) Sister

(c) Brother-in-law

(d) Sister-in-law

(e) Cannot be determined.

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9) In the V step of the arrangement, ‘follow’ is related to ’66’ following a particular pattern in the same way ’98’ is related to ’72’. Then ‘wind’ is related to which of the following if the same pattern is followed?

(a) globe

(b) honest

(c) 82

(d) follow

(e) slope

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10) The position of ’72’ in Step III of the given input?

(a) Ninth from the right

(b) Second from the left

(c) Seventh from the right

(d) Third from the left

(e) First from the right

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11) Which step number would be the following output?

ball 66 28 15 slope globe honest follow 98 82 72 wind

(a) There will be no such step

(b) Step VI

(c) Step II

(d) Step V

(e) Step III

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12) How many steps are required to complete the arrangement?

(a) Four

(b) Five

(c) Six

(d) seven

(e) Eight

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