Verbal Reasoning for SBI PO 2017

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Verbal Reasoning for SBI PO 2017
Directions (1 – 5): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumption and decide which of the assumption is implicit in the statement.
Give answer:
a) If only assumption I is implicit.
b) If only assumption II is implicit.
c) If either assumption I or assumption II is implicit.
d) If neither assumption I nor assumption II is implicit.
e) If both assumptions I and II are implicit.
1. Statement: If parking space is not available in office, park your vehicles in mall and walk to the office.
I) The mall is at a walkable distance from the office.
II) The office does not allow visitors vehicles in its premises.
2. Statement: Farmers must immediately switch over to organic fertilizers from chemical fertilizers for better yield.
I) All the farmers use only chemical fertilizers.
II) Organic fertilizers are readily available to the farmers.
3. Statement: An advertisement by bank X − 'Our interest rates for education loans are lower than those of any other bank'.
I) Some other banks also provide education loans.
II) Interest rates charged on education loans are different for different banks.
4. Statement: For any kind of problem with your mobile phone, contact our helpdesk immediately.
I) Helpdesk has a solution to all kinds of problems related to mobile phones or will guide accordingly.
II) Unless the problem is reported immediately, it cannot be solved.
5. Statement: Use our medicine to fight the problem of obesity.
I) Other slimming medicines available in the market do not reduce weight.
II) Obesity cannot be controlled without medicines.
Directions (6 – 10): Below given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
a) If the inference is 'definitely true' ie., it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
b) If the inference is probably true though not 'definitely true' in the light of the facts given.
c) If the 'data are inadequate', ie., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
d) If the inference is ëprobably falseí though not 'definitely false' in the light of the facts given.
e) If the inference is 'definitely false' ie., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.
Aviation is important, both as in industry in its own right and as a facilitator for the success and competitiveness of other industries. The success of aviation industry is also integral to national competitiveness, economic development and social progress. More importantly, aviation supports those new economic sectors on which India's future prosperity relies like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Finance and Electronics.
The India's air transport industry is on the rise is an undisputable fact. However, the Indian economy will only achieve its true potential if we are able to strong in the areas with potential to grow and the role of India's aviation sector is critical in this regard.
6. India needs to make massive investments in infrastructural development.
7. Growth in Inidaís aviation sector is important to its economic development.
8. India has made substantial development in the Biotechnology sector.
9. India has tremendous potential to grow in the emerging industries.
10. Aviation sector in India has not fulfilled its role in the past in its economic development.
1. A) I is implicit because only then does the direction to walk make sense.
II is not implicit as the statement makes no distinction between the matters of the office and the visitors.
2. B) I is not implicit because of the word 'all'.
II is implicit because only then does the appeal to switch over make sense.
3. E) The comparison is possible only when I is assumed. Same for II.
4. A) I is implicit because of the use of 'any' in the statement.
II is not implicit. It is possible that the problem can be solved even later. The instruction to contact 'immediately' is only for the sale of convenience of the customer.
5. D) I would be implicit if the statement said 'Use only our medicine..'. Again, the instruction to use is only of an advisory nature, not mandatory. Hence II is not implicit.
6. B) Aviation is an example of infrastructure.
7. A) The last two sentences clearly state this.
8. C) Not clear from the passage.
9. A) That we are talking of achieving true potential implies that the potential exists.
10. C) Nothing can be said about the past.