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Analytical Reasoning for SBI PO/Clerk & Other Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:

To overcome the problem of finding clerical personnel to work in branches in the hinterland, recruitments in public sector banks are now being done state-wise so that locals get to work closer home.

(A) There are insufficient number of branches in rural hinterland.

(B) People prefer to work closer to their home or hometown.

(C) The banking sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy.

(D) Because of the growing concern of unemployment among the youths, these days they want to get into job, irrespective of the location or area.

(E) Majority of the branches of banks are established in rural areas.

(F) There is a problem of finding clerical personnel in rural areas.

1.Which of the following statements can be inferred from the given information?

1) Only A

2) Both B and C

3) Only E

4) Only F

5) Both E and A

2.Which of the following statements, if true, would weaken the statement?

1) Only B

2) Only E

3) Only D

4) Only C

5) None of these

3.Which of the following statements has been assumed in the given information?

1) Only A

2) Only B

3) Only D

4) Both E and F

5) Both C and D

4.Which of the following could be a possible fall-out of the above paragraph?

1) Only F

2) Only A

3) Only D

4) Only E

5) Both C and D

5.Which of the following statements, if true would strengthen the argument of the author?

1) Only A

2) Only C

3) Only D

4) Both C and D

5) Both B and E

Directions (Q. 6-7): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

The Central Government should act quickly to raise diesel rates to bring them in line with global prices in order to reduce its subsidy bill.

These questions are based on the information given above and the sentences labelled (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) as given below.

(A) There is an imperative need to reduce the subsidies.

(B) Global price of diesel is more than its domestic price.

(C) Diesel at present is priced at `47.15 per litre.

(D) Fiscal deficit needs to be reduced.

(E) The need to adjust domestic price of diesel is linked with global prices of diesel.

6.Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) has/have been assumed in the given information?

1) Only D

2) Only A and D

3) Only A, B and E

4) Only D and E

5) Only C

7.Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) can be inferred from the given information?

1) Only B

2) Only C

3) Only D

4) Only A and C

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 8-9): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

The finance ministry is rightly worried about the fiscal situation and the urgent imperative to guide public finance for better health. But taxing the rich is not the way forward. The peak personal income tax rate in India is already quite high when compared with Singapore or Dubai. These questions are based on the information given above and the sentences labelled (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) given below:

(A) Entrepreneurship is key to India’s growth and development.

(B) Rich men are more likely to buy houses in Singapore and Dubai and shift more of their activities there.

(C) Government should focus on widening the tax base by implementing GST.

(D) India cannot risk policies that rich countries can afford to play with.

(E) India needs to build a culture of compliance and the organisational capacity in the tax department to enforce the tax laws sensibly.

(F) India’s fiscal situation is deteriorating.

8.Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) has/have been assumed in the given information?

1) Only C

2) Only D

3) Only A and B

4) Only F

5) Only C and B

9.Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) can be inferred from the given information?

1) Only B

2) Only B and E

3) Only D

4) Only A

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows: 

Choosing right Marketing Advisor can make a huge difference to your overall marketing planning and goals.

The following question is based on the information given above and the sentences labelled (A), (B), (C) and (D) as given below:

(A) There have been examples where Marketing Advisors failed to create a positive impact for the company.

(B) Only Marketing Advisors can help one make difference in overall marketing planning and goals.

(C) The fee charged by Marketing Advisors for their services is sometimes too much to afford.

(D) Good marketing planning and goals are desired by many companies.

10.Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C) and (D) has/have been assumed in the given passage? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)

1) Only A

2) Only B

3) Both A and C

4) Both B and C

5) Only D

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