Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 20
Direction: In each of the following questions two statements are given
and there statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (i) & (ii). You
have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at
variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which
of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements
disregarding commonly known facts.
(a) if only (i) conclusion follows
(b) if only (ii) conclusion follows
(c) if neither (i) nor (ii) follows
(d) if both (i) and (ii) follow
All cars are cats.
All fans are cats.
(i) All cars are fans.
(ii) some fan are cars.
All cups are books.
All book are shirts.
(i) Some cups are not shirts.
(ii) Some shirts are cups.
Some papers are pens.
All the pencils are pens.
(i) Some pens are pencils.
(ii) Some pens are papers.
All the harmoniums are instruments.
All the instruments are flutes.
(i) All the flutes are instruments.
(ii) All the harmoniums are flutes.
Should all the small shops selling household commodities be closed down in
big cities in India?
(I) No, all those people engaged in running those small shops will be jobless
and will be left with no earning to manage their livelihood.
(II) Yes, people prefer to carry out all their purchases under one roof in big
shopping malls in the big cities nad hence there small shops may not get
customers to survive.
Should there be a restriction on the number of one-day international cricket
matches to be played by a country within a calendar year?
(I) No, each country should have freedom to play as many matches as they
(II) Yes, otherwise the top ranking players will burn out in quick time.
Should gambling be made legal in India?
(I) Yes, government can earn huge amount of money be imposing tax on the
amount involving in gambling a people otherwise gamble illegally
(II) No, people belonging to the poorer section of the society will spend their
entire earning on gambling if it is made legal and this will lead them and their
family to starve.
Should the teenagers be denied access to the internet?
(I) yes, most of the children, particularly the teenagers are found indulging
in accessing pornographic contents.
(II) No, denying access to the internet would mean denying tax to a lot of
useful information instead the access may be controlled.
Should there be a complete ban on telecast of adult movies on television?
(I) yes, such movies adversely affect the children and their interests are to
be given to priority.
(II) No, instead they can be telecast at certain fixed time when children are
generally away from home or sleeping.
Should there be a complete ban on bursting crackers including fireworks
barring a few occasions in our country?
(I) No, people should be allowed to enjoy on all occasions according to their
interests and priorites.
(II) Yes, Bursting crackers causes a lot of sound and air pollution, which is
hazardous to health.
1 (b), 2 (d), 3 (c), 4 (a), 5 (b), 6 (a), 7 (a), 8
(c), 9 (a), 10 (d)