(IGP) IAS Pre Paper - 2: GS - Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability - Analytical Reasoning (MCQ -10)

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
Analytical Reasoning (MCQ -10)

Directions (Q. Nos. I to 6) These questions are based on the arrow diagram of a travel network from Delhi to Mumbai and middle stations are A to G. The figures along side the arrows indicate the time consumed in hours to cover the distance between two stations.

1. Which is the shortest route one can take to travel from Delhi toMumbai ?
(a) Delhi BDG Mumbai
(b) Delhi BEFGMumbai
(c) Delhi BCFG Mumbai.
(d) Delhi ADG Mumbai

2. If a critical route is defined as the route which takes the longest time. then the critical route between Delhi and Mumbai is
(a) Delhi ADG Mumbai
(b) Delhi BEFGMumbai
(c) Delhi BCFGMumbai
(d) None of these

3. If Mahesh starts from Delhi at 9.00 am in the morning forMumbai and if, his activities enroute are as follows
(i) He spends 30 min at B for lunch.
(ii) At C, he takes 45 min for shopping.
(iii) At E, he takes a tea break for 15 min.
(iv) His car breaks down at G and it takes about an hour to repair.

Find that at what time he will reach ‘Mumbai’ ?
(a) Mid-night
(b) 11 pm
(c) 1:30 am
(d) None of these

4. How many routes are there to travel from ‘Delhi’ to ‘Mumbai’ ?
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 1
(d) None of these

5. A person travels to ‘Mumbai’ via Delhi, B, C, E, F andG and returns via G, D, A and back to Delhi. How many hours has he travelled ?
(a) 29 h
(b) 31 h
(c) 28 h
(d) 32 h

6. A person is travelling by car and the mileage is 100 mL. of petrol per mile (Petrol costs RS.10 per litre). If a person travels from Delhi to Mumbai, what is the cost of petrol’?
(a) RS. 24.5
(b) RS. 37.6
(c) RS. 43.8
(d) Can’t be determined

7. My bag can carry nomore than. ten books. Imust carry at least one book each of Management, Mathematics, Physics and Fiction. Also, for every Management book I carry Imust carry two ormore Fiction books and for every Mathematics book I carry I must carry two or more Physics books. I earn 4, 3, 2 and 1 points for each Management, Mathematics, Physics and Fiction book, respectively, I carry inmy bag. Iwant tomaximize the points, I can earn by carrying the most appropriate combination of books in my bag. The maximum points that I can earn are
(a) 20
(b) 21
(c) 22
(d) 238.

8 (i) Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are seated in a circle facing each other.
(ii) A is between D and B and F is between C and E.
(iii) C is the third to the left of B.

Which of the following is the position of A in relation to F ?

(a) Second to the left
(b) Second to the right
(c) Fourth to the right
(d) Third to the right

9. Six roads lead to a country. Theymay be indicated by letters X, Y, Z and digits 1, 2, 3. When there is a storm, Y is blocked. When there are floods, XI and 2 will be affected. When road 1 is blocked, Z also is blocked. At a time when there are floods and a storm, which road can be used ?
(a) 3
(b) Z
(c) Y
(d) 2

10. Eight friends, namely P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table facing towards the centre. Qis sitting between V and S.Wis third to the left of Q and second to the right of P. R is sitting between P and V. Q and T are not sitting opposite each other.Who is sitting third to the left of S ?
(a) T
RS.(b) P
(c) U
(d) S

11. Six children B, D, C,M, J and K are split into two groups of three each and are made to stand in two rows in such a way that a child in one row is exactly facing a child in the other row.Mis not at the ends of an v row and is to the right of J, who is facing C. K is to the left of D who is facing M. Which of the following groups of children are in the same row ?
(a) MJK
(b) BM D
(c) BDC
(d) None of these

Directions (Q. Nos. 12 to 15) Read the following information to answer these questions. Ankit is decorating his roomandtrying to arrange six paintings on the East and West walls in his room. The paintings are each multicolour representa-tions of one of the letters of the alphabets E,H,M, O, R, T Ankit does notwant the three letters on each wall to make any common English word. Also, the colours of the O and E do not look good next to each other, nor do the T and O go well together.

12. If Ankit puts E, H andM on the East wall, which of the following must he true ?
(a) R and M cannot face each other.
(b) O cannot be in the centre of the West wall.
(c) E cannot be in the centre of the East wall.
(d) T and M cannot face each other.

13. If Ankit’smother is coming to visit and he decides to celebrate the visit by having his paintings spell ‘MOTHER’, startingwith the leftmost painting on the East wall and going around the room, which of the following will be false ?
(a) O is opposite to E
(b) H is next to E
(c) T is next to O
(d) T is opposite to R

14. Which of the following is not possible ?
(a) T andO to be opposite to each other
(b) T, H and R to be on the same wall
(c) H, M and R to he on the same wall
(d) M andO to be opposite to each other

15. If Ankit trades his M painting for another O painting just like the one he has now, which of the following must be false ?
(a) O can be on opposite walls in the middle
(b) Either R or H will be next to an O
(c) Either R or H will be next to either T or E
(d) T will be opposite to either O or E

Directions (Q. Nos. 16 to 20) Read the following passage and solve the questions based on it. Six persons Amar, Bijay, Chetan, Disha, Esha and Farukh took up a job with an organization in a week from Monday to Saturday. Each of them joined for different posts on different days. The postswere of clerk, officer, technician, manager, supervisor and sales executives, though not necessarily in the same order. Farukh joined as amanager on the first day. Bijay joined as a supervisor but neither on Wednesday nor on Friday. Disha joined as a technician on Thursday. Chetan joined the firmas an officer onWednesday. Esha joined as a clerk on Tuesday. Amar joined as a sales executive.

16. Which of the following is correctly matchedRS. regarding the posts and day of joining ?
(a) Manager — Tuesday
(b) Officer - Wednesday
(c) Clerk - Thursday
(d) Technician - Monday

17. Who joined on Wednesday ?
(a) Chetan
(b) Clerk
(c) Amar
(d) Manager

18. Who joined the firm on Friday ?
(a) Bijay
(b) Chetan
(c) Bijay or Chetan
(d) Amar

19. Who was the last person to join the firm ?
(a) Esha
(b) Farukh
(c) Amar
(d) Bijay

20. On which of the following days did the Sales Executive joined
(a) Tuesday
(b) Thursday
(c) Saturday
(d) Friday