Logical-Reasoning

Question 1

Which one of the following hetwabhasa (fallacy) is involved in the argument. “Sound is element because it is caused”?

A
Virudha or contradictory middle
B
Satpratipakaa or inferentially contradicted middle
C
Sadhyasama or the unproved middle
D
Bedhita or non-inferentially contradicted middle
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Question 2

Consider the following argument:

    Statements:
    Some chairs are curtains.
    All curtains are bedsheets.
    Conclusion: Some chairs are bedsheets.

What is the Mood of the above proposition?

A
IAI
B
IAA
C
IIA
D
AII
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Question 3

Which one of the following fallacious hetu (middle term) is not uniformly concomitant with the major term?

A
Asatratipaksa
B
Auyatireki
C
Anyonya Asiddha
D
Suyabicara
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Question 4

Which of the following is converse of ‘Some S is P’?

A
Some S is not P
B
Some P is not S
C
Some P is S
D
No P is S
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Question 5

According to classical Indian school of logic, what is the correct sequence of steps involved in Anumana (influence)?

A
Upanaya, Pratijna, Hetu, Udaharaps, Nigmana
B
Pratijna, Hetu, Upanaya, Udaharana, Nigmana
C
Pratijna, Upanaya, Hetu, Udaharana, Nigmana
D
Pratijna, Hetu, Udaharana, Upanaya, Nigmana
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Question 6
What number would replace question mark (?) in the series given below?
1, 4, 11, 26, 57, 120, 247, ?
A
424
B
367
C
255
D
502
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Question 7
"If I were, a heavy smoker, smoking would shorten my life. That's why I do not smoke. And I except to live a long and healthy life". Which fallacy is committed in the above argument?
A
Existential fallacy
B
Undistributed middle
C
Affirming the consequent
D
Denying the antecedent
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Question 8
Identify the fallacy committed in the following argument: "My opponent cheated on his taxes. He hired an illegal migrant as a nanny. His views on tax reforms simply cannot be trusted".
A
Inappropriate authority
B
Ad hominem
C
Appeal to ignorance
D
Begging the question
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Question 9
Which of the following statement is logically equivalent to the statement "All tigers are hunting animals"?
A
Some hunting animals are tigers.
B
No tigers are non-hunting animals.
C
No hunting animals are tigers.
D
Some hunting animals are not tigers.
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Question 10
Which of the following statements are contradictory to each other?
A. All human beings are mortal.
B. No human beings are mortal.
C. Some human beings are mortal.
D. Some human beings are not mortal.
Choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below:
A
A and B only
B
B and C only
C
C and D only
D
B and D only
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Question 11
According to Classical Indian school of logic knowledge derived from comparison and which roughly corresponds to analogy is:
A
Arthapati
B
Anumana
C
Upamana
D
Anuplabdhi
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Question 12

Refer the statement and solve the question according to the conclusions.
Statement:
Some Pigeons are Bird;
Some Birds are Alive
Conclusion:
(I) Some Pigeons are Alive
(II) Some Birds are Pigeons
A
Only (I) follows
B
Only (II) follows
C
Both (I) & (II) follows
D
None follows
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Question 12 Explanation: 
Question 13

Directions - Question number 6 to 10 are based on following information:
There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-storey apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.
→Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.
→S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.
→X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.
→P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.
→T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.
→Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.
→R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the immediate left of U who receives ₹46000 as salary.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹50000, ₹48000, ₹47000 and ₹46000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order ₹45000, ₹38000, ₹35000 and ₹40000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹37000, ₹42000, ₹36000 and ₹43000.
What is the aggregate salary of people living at the right end of the apartment?
A
₹ 137000
B
₹ 134000
C
₹ 125000
D
₹ 131000
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Question 14

Directions - Question number 6 to 10 are based on following information:
There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-storey apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.
→Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.
→S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.
→X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.
→P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.
→T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.
→Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.
→R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the immediate left of U who receives ₹46000 as salary.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹50000, ₹48000, ₹47000 and ₹46000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order ₹45000, ₹38000, ₹35000 and ₹40000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹37000, ₹42000, ₹36000 and ₹43000.
What is the salary received by a person who lives second to the right of S?
A
₹ 35000
B
₹ 45000
C
₹ 37000
D
₹ 38000
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Question 15

Directions - Question number 6 to 10 are based on following information:
There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-storey apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.
→Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.
→S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.
→X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.
→P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.
→T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.
→Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.
→R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the immediate left of U who receives ₹46000 as salary.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹50000, ₹48000, ₹47000 and ₹46000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order ₹45000, ₹38000, ₹35000 and ₹40000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹37000, ₹42000, ₹36000 and ₹43000.
What is the sum of salaries of Y and P?
A
₹ 90000
B
₹ 99000
C
₹ 93000
D
₹ 89000
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Question 16

Directions - Question number 6 to 10 are based on following information:
There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-storey apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.
→Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.
→S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.
→X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.
→P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.
→T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.
→Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.
→R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the immediate left of U who receives ₹46000 as salary.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹50000, ₹48000, ₹47000 and ₹46000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order ₹45000, ₹38000, ₹35000 and ₹40000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹37000, ₹42000, ₹36000 and ₹43000.
Who among the following lives third to the left of U?
A
O
B
Q
C
T
D
S
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Question 17

Directions - Question number 6 to 10 are based on following information:
There are twelve persons named O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z who live in a multi-storey apartment. The apartment has three floors and each floor has four rooms. These 12 persons who live in a set of 12 Rooms can be represented by a Matrix of 3 rows and 4 columns.
→Q lives immediate left below diagonally of a person who lives immediate left below diagonally of T.
→S lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives immediate left above diagonally of Z.
→X lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right below diagonally of O.
→P lives immediate right above diagonally of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Y.
→T lives immediate left above diagonally of a person who lives third to the right of V.
→Q lives immediate left of a person who lives two rooms below W in the same column.
→R lives to the immediate right of a person who lives immediate right above diagonally of Q. Z is living to the immediate left of U who receives ₹46000 as salary.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹50000, ₹48000, ₹47000 and ₹46000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (right to left) receive salary in the same order ₹45000, ₹38000, ₹35000 and ₹40000.
→The person who live on one of the floors (left to right) receive salary in the same order ₹37000, ₹42000, ₹36000 and ₹43000.
What is the sum of the salaries received by the persons living on the top floor of the apartment?
A
₹ 158000
B
₹ 193000
C
₹ 157000
D
₹ 161000
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Question 18

Directions for question number 11 and 12:
Study the following information carefully and answer the question:
Group of girl’s gossip with each other. All are sitting surrounding a round table. The names of the girls are Shiksha, Radha, Chinu, Snigdha and Rani. It is not necessary that they are sitting in the order of the name as mentioned here. Radha is second to the right of Shiksha. Shiksha doesn’t sit with Chinu. Rani is second to the right of Radha. Radha sits near Snigdha.
Q11. If Radha and Snigdha change their places then who will be second to the left of Rani?
A
Radha
B
Snigdha
C
Shiksha
D
None of the options
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Question 18 Explanation: 
According to the given passage the seating order is

If Radha and Snigdha change their places then Snigdha will be second to the left of Rani
Question 19

Directions for question number 11 and 12:
Study the following information carefully and answer the question:
Group of girl’s gossip with each other. All are sitting surrounding a round table. The names of the girls are Shiksha, Radha, Chinu, Snigdha and Rani. It is not necessary that they are sitting in the order of the name as mentioned here. Radha is second to the right of Shiksha. Shiksha doesn’t sit with Chinu. Rani is second to the right of Radha. Radha sits near Snigdha.
Q12. Who sits to the left of Shiksha?
A
Rani
B
Radha
C
Chinu
D
Snigdha
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Question 19 Explanation: 
Question 20

Directions for question number 13 to 15:
Relationship between different elements is provided in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statement and choose the correct answer.
Q13: T >= U = V <= W < X; V >= Y
Conclusions:
(I) Y <= T
(II) U >= X
A
if only conclusion (I) follows
B
if only conclusion (II) follows
C
if neither (I) nor (II) conclusion follows
D
if both (I) and (II) conclusions follow
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Question 20 Explanation: 
T >= U = V <= W < X; V >= Y
T>= U= V>= Y
Y <= T
Question 21

Directions for question number 13 to 15:
Relationship between different elements is provided in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statement and choose the correct answer.
Q13: T >= U = V <= W < X; V >= Y
Q14. P <= Q <= R > S; T >= R; S >= U
Conclusions:
(I) T > S
(II) U < R
A
if only conclusion (I) follows
B
if only conclusion (II) follows
C
if neither (I) nor (II) conclusion follows
D
if both (I) and (II) conclusions follow
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Question 21 Explanation: 
P <= Q <= R > S; T >= R; S >= U
T >= R > S R > S>=U
T>S U
Question 22

Directions for question number 13 to 15:
Relationship between different elements is provided in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statement and choose the correct answer.
Q13: T >= U = V <= W < X; V >= Y
Q15: A <= B < C >= D; C <= E <= F
Conclusions:
(I) F >= D
(II) A > E
A
if only conclusion (I) follows
B
if only conclusion (II) follows
C
if neither (I) nor (II) conclusion follows
D
if both (I) and (II) conclusions follow
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Question 22 Explanation: 

A <= B < C >= D; C <= E <= F
D <= C <= E < F
F >= D
Question 23
Five people are standing in a row. Aman is standing next to Karan but not adjacent to Tanuj. Radhika is standing next to Priyanka who is standing on the extreme left and Tanuj is not standing next to Radhika. Who are Standing adjacent to Aman?
A
Radhika and Karan
B
Karan and Tanuj
C
Karan and Priyanka
D
Radhika and Tanuj
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Question 23 Explanation: 
Question 24
Ramesh’s father is a paediatrician. Ram’s father is a trader. Krishan’s father is a school teacher. Krishan falls ill. Where should his father take him?
A
to home
B
to school
C
to Ramesh’s father
D
to Ram’s father
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Question 24 Explanation: 
Ramesh’s father is a paediatrician
Ram’s father is a trader
Krishan’s father is a school teacher
Krishan falls ill
According to the given input Ramesh's father is a paediatrician. So, they went to Ramesh’s father.
Question 25

What is the total number of ways to reach A to B in the network given?
A
12
B
16
C
20
D
22
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Question 26

Directions for question number 30 to 31:
Two statements followed by four conclusions numbered from (I) to (IV) are given. You have to take the two statements to be true even if these seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the two given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Q30. All Shoes are Socks
Some Socks are Gloves
Conclusions:
(I) Some Shoes are Gloves
(II) Some Socks are Shoes
(III) All Gloves are Shoes
(IV) No Shoes are Gloves
A
Only (I) follows
B
Only (II) follows
C
Only (III) follows
D
Only (IV) follows
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Question 26 Explanation: 
Question 27

Directions for question number 30 to 31:
Two statements followed by four conclusions numbered from (I) to (IV) are given. You have to take the two statements to be true even if these seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the two given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Q31: All Sentences are Words
All Words are Alphabets
Conclusions:
(I) All words are sentences
(II) All sentences are alphabets
(III) All alphabets are words
(IV) Some alphabets are words
A
Only (I) and (III) follows
B
Only (II), (III) and (IV) follows
C
Only (II) and (IV) follows
D
All follows
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Question 27 Explanation: 
Question 28

All Boys are Girls
No Girl is a Man
Conclusions:
(I) No Boy is a Man
(II) Some Boys are Man
(III) All Girls are Boys
(IV) Some Man are Boys
A
Only (III) follows
B
Only (I) follows
C
All follows
D
None follows
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Question 28 Explanation: 
Question 29
A Class has 100 students with roll number from 101 to 200. All the even numbered students study Physics, whose roll number are divisible by 5 study Chemistry & students with roll numbers divisible by 7 study Biology. How many students do not study any of the given subject Physics, Chemistry or Biology?
A
35
B
45
C
51
D
62
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Question 29 Explanation: 
Question 30

Choose the alternative to decide whether the data given in the statements is/are sufficient to answer the question based on the following information.
Five persons A, B, C, D and E are sitting in a row. Who is sitting in the middle?
Statements:
(I) E is to the left of B.
(II) B is in-between C and E.
(III) D is in-between E and A.
Choose which of the following will be sufficient to find out who is sitting in the middle?
A
Only (I) and (II)
B
Only (II) and (III)
C
Only (I) and (III)
D
All (I), (II) and (III)
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Question 30 Explanation: 
Here the question is only asking to find who is in the middle not for the exact pattern, so using only B we will get E in the middle and using D we will get only one pattern.
Question 31
Given below are two statements: One if labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Substance is always the subject of all predicates.
Reason (R): Substance is self-existence and self-conceived.
In the light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the option given below:
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B
Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is NOT the correct explanation of (A)
C
(A) is true but (R) is false
D
(A) is false but (R) is true
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Question 32
Match List I with List II: List I consists of the Vedangas and List II contains subjects dealt in them.
                 List I                             List II
A) Nirukta                   (I) Phonetics
B) Chhandas              (II) Ritual
C) Shiksha                  (III) Metrics
D) Kalpa                     (IV) Etymology
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A)-(II), (B)-(IV), (C)-(III), (D)-(I)
B
(A)-(IV), (B)-(III), (C)-(I), (D)-(II)
C
(A)-(III), (B)-(I), (C)-(II), (D)-(IV)
D
(A)-(I), (B)-(II), (C)-(IV), (D)-(III)
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Question 33
Which one of the following schools has not accepted anumāna (inference) as a valid source of knowledge?
A
Advaita Vedānta
B
Visisādvaita
C
Chārvāka
D
Sānkhya
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Question 34
If some pens are pencils but no pencil is sharpener then
A) All pencils are pens
B) Some sharpeners are pencils
C) Some pens are not sharpener
D) Some pencils are not pens
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A) and (C) only
B
(B) and (C) only
C
(A) and (D) only
D
(B) and (D) only
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Question 34 Explanation: 

→ All pencils are pens and Some pens are not sharpener
Note: Statement-B is definitely FALSE. So, Option-B and D are definitely wrong.
No pencil is sharpener
Then
some sharpeners are pencils ==> it is false
So we can eliminate Options consists of statement-B
Now answer is either A & C or A &D But most suitable is A &C
Question 35
Which one of the following pramānas has been accepted in Buddhism?
A
Arthāpatti
B
Anupalabdhi
C
S’abda
D
Pratyaksha
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Question 36
Given below are two Statements:
The water of the pond is muddy. It must have rained last night.
What kind of Anumāna (inference) has been used in the above statements. Choose the correct option from the following:
A) S’esavat anumāna
B) Comparison
C) Pūrvovat anumāna
D) Both (A) and (B)
Choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below:
A
(A) only
B
(B) only
C
(C) only
D
(D) only
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Question 36 Explanation: 
Yes, It may be challenging.
You can refer the below explanation
According to Causal relation anumāna is of three kinds:
(a) Purvavat: In Purvavat anumāna, we infer the unperceived effect from a perceived cause. For example, when from the presence of dark heavy clouds in the sky, we infer that there will be rainfall.
(b) Sesavat: Here, we infer the unperceived cause from a perceived effect. For example, when we see a river in flood and infer that there was heavy rain, we have a case of Sesavat inference.
Note: As per the official key they gave option-C is the correct answer but according to concept, Option-A is the correct answer.
Question 37
Match List I with List II:
List I List II
(Philosophical doctrines) (Philosophical schools)
A) Syādavāda (I) Nyāya
B) Anupalabdhi (II) Buddhism
C) Apoha (III) Vedānta
D) Abhāva (IV) Jainism
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A)-(II), (B)-(IV), (C)-(III), (D)-(I)
B
(A)-(IV), (B)-(III), (C)-(II), (D)-(I)
C
(A)-(I), (B)-(II), (C)-(IV), (D)-(III)
D
(A)-(III), (B)-(I), (C)-(II), (D)-(IV)
       Logical-Reasoning       Pramanas       UGC NET November 2020 Paper-1
Question 38
In a deductive argument conclusion is:
A
Summing up of the premises
B
Not necessarily based on premises
C
Entailed by the premises
D
Additional to the premises
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-Reasoning       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 38 Explanation: 
Deductive argument conclusion is entailed by the premises.
Question 39
'No man are mortal' is contradictory of:
A
Some man are mortal
B
Some man are not mortal
C
All men are mortal
D
No mortal is man
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 39 Explanation: 
Question 40
A deductive argument is valid if:
A
premises are false and conclusion true
B
premises are false and conclusion is also false
C
premises are true and conclusion is false
D
premises are true and conclusion is true
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-Reasoning       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 40 Explanation: 
Deductive argument valid if premises true and the conclusion is also true which is invalid when premises true and the conclusion false. Option (D) is correct.
Question 41
Structure of logical argument is based on:
A
Formal validity
B
Material truth
C
Linguistic expression
D
Aptness of examples
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Arguments       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 41 Explanation: 
Structure of logical argument is based on formal validity.
Question 42
Questions 31 and 32 are based on the following venn diagram in which there are three intersecting circles representing Hindi knowing persons, English knowing persons and persons who are working as teachers. Different regions so obtained in the figure are marked as a, b, c, d, e, f and g.  
  • If you want to select Hindi and English knowing teachers, which of the following is to be selected?
 
A
g
B
b
C
c
D
e
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 42 Explanation: 
Region ‘c’ is most suitable as compared to region ‘b’.
Question 43
Questions 31 and 32 are based on the following venn diagram in which there are three intersecting circles representing Hindi knowing persons, English knowing persons and persons who are working as teachers. Different regions so obtained in the figure are marked as a, b, c, d, e, f and g.
  • If you want to select persons, who do not know English and are not teachers, which of the region is to be selected?
A
e
B
g
C
b
D
a
       Logical-Reasoning       Venn-Diagram       2009 June UGC NET Paper 1
Question 43 Explanation: 
‘g’ is the region who don’t know english and not teaches.
Question 44
Given below are some characteristics of reasoning. Select the code that states a characteristic which is not of deductive reasoning:
A
The conclusion must be based on observation and experiment.
B
The conclusion should be supported by the premise/premises.
C
The conclusion must follow from the premise/premises necessarily.
D
The argument may be valid or invalid.
       Logical-Reasoning       Deductive-Reasoning       2017 January NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 44 Explanation: 
Deductive reasoning is the presentation of statements that are assumed (or) known to be true as premises for a conclusion that necessarily followed by the statements.
Question 45
Men and woman may have different reproductive strategies but neither can be considered inferior or superior to the other, any more than a bird's wings can be considered superior or inferior to a fish's fins. What type of argument it is ?
A
Biological
B
Physiological
C
Analogical
D
Hypothetical
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Arguments       2017 January NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 45 Explanation: 
The given arguments are hypothetical. Answer:- Option D
Question 46
Consider the argument given below:
‘Pre - employment testing of teachers is quite fair because doctors, architects and engineers who are now employed had to face such a testing.’
What type of argument it is?
A
Deductive
B
Analogical
C
Psychological
D
Biological
       Logical-Reasoning       Analogical-Reasoning       2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 46 Explanation: 
The given arguments are analogical. Option ‘B’ is correct.
Question 47
Among the following propositions two arc related in such a way that they can both be true although they cannot both be false. Which are those propositions? Select the correct code.
Propositions:
(a) Some priests are cunning.
(b) No priest is cunning.
(c) All priests are cunning.
(d) Some priests are not cunning.
A
(a) and (b)
B
(c) and (d)
C
(a) and (c)
D
(a) and (d)
       Logical-Reasoning       Square-of-opposition       2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 47 Explanation: 
Some priests are cunning and some are not cunning, these two statements are correct. Ans:- Option D
Question 48
A Cluster of propositions with a structure that exhibits some inference is called
A
An inference
B
An argument
C
An explanation
D
A valid argument
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments       2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 48 Explanation: 
Argument:- Set of reasons given in support of an idea, action (or) theory.
Question 49
Consider the following assertion (A) and reason (R) and select the correct code given below:
(A): No man is perfect.
(R): Some men are not perfect.
A
Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) does not provide sufficient reason for (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) provides sufficient reason for (A).
C
(A) is true but (R) is false.
D
(A) is false but (R) is true.
       Logical-Reasoning       Assertion-and-Reason       2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1
Question 49 Explanation: 
Question 50
A definition that has a meaning that is deliberately assigned to some symbol is called:
A
Lexical
B
Precising
C
Stipulative
D
Persuasive
       Logical-Reasoning       Types-of-Definitions       2015 December NTA UGC NET Paper 1
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