Directions (1-2): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Among five persons – P, Q, R, S and T – each has different height. Only two persons are shorter than S. T is shorter than S but taller than R. The one who is the second tallest among them is of 158 centimetres.
Q1. Which of the following is possibly the height of Q?
(a) 148 cm
(b) 156 cm
(c) 152 cm
(d) 150 cm
(e) 158 cm
Q2. How many persons are shorter than Q?
(d) Cannot be determined
Directions (3-4): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:
Supermarkets are growing at a fast pace the Kirana stores. Kirana stores are such places where customer go to purchase their necessities. In place of five Kirana stores one or two supermarkets are being established. It has been found that customers’ requirements are looked after by trained staff. It has been found that food products are low life products which are manufactured from local manufactures. These products are typically purchased by the customer on the assurance. The market is appealing to supermarkets and retail outlet owners are sitting up their business in other areas where there are less Kirana stores.
Q3. Which of the following can be a good argument in favour of shopping from Kirana stores instead of supermarkets?
(a) People prefer supermarkets because they offer a larger range of products, ie products other than FMCG and they can buy everything under one roof.
(b) People end-up buying other irrelevant things along with those on their shopping lists in supermarkets and then they have to stand in long queues at the billing counters.
(c) Most Kirana stores are closed atleast one day in a week whereas supermarkets are open 365 days a year.
(d) Kirana stores do not accept debit and credit cards.
(e) Very few Kirana stores sell products at a bargained price.
Q4. Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can inferred from the given information).
(a) Most supermarkets and retail outlet owners choose to set up business in areas that have very few Kirana stores.
(b) People tend to trust retail outlets and supermarkets when it comes to buying high value products as opposed to buying them from local shops.
(c) It there are two or more Kirana stores in a typical residential area the competition among them is very high.
(d) Kirana stores owners are vying to acquire franchisee of supermarkets as the local shops have lost their charm and business.
(e) Kirana stores do not sell the products which consumers have on their regular lists, so they have to depend on supermarkets.
Directions (5-6): Read the following statements carefully and answer the questions given below:
Mobile technology has played great role in growth and development of society. Earlier cellphone was used as a medium of conversation only. Now mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services, such as, texting, email, internet access etc. The price of mobile phones is also decreasing and people are being encouraged to buy a mobile phone set at a cheaper rate. The mobile technology and smartphones have the capabilities of handling video calls, sharing large files. Mobile technology had made it more efficient to conduct business. Video calls and taking photographs have become possible as mobile phone has inbuilt camera. Therefore, there is no need to carry around a camera everywhere you go.
Q5. Which of the following cannot be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information).
(a) One can share photos and videos via mobile phones provided that the other person has a similar device.
(b) Many features are being added to mobile phones now-a-days.
(c) The other features of mobile phones are not as useful as the built in camera.
(d) Mobile phones can be used for purposes other than making calls.
(e) Technological advances are taking place in fields other than cellphones as well.
Q6. Which of the following can be concluded from the given information?
(a) Buying a phone with a camera is more convenient than buying two different devices.
(b) Mobile phones that are basic last longer than the ones with added features.
(c) Not many people are interested in clicking pictures with mobile phones.
(d) It is possible to share picture with someone having a similar camera.
(e) No one will buy cameras now onwards.
Q7. Read the given statements carefully and answer the question given below:
The project of the road construction (work) has crossed its first deadline as far as pre-monsoon road work are concerned. In the major city the road works are given great emphasis and these are the places where road work has been completed.
Which of the following can be concluded from the statements given above?
(a) To start the work of the road one has to go through a lot of tiresome paperwork before starting the repair work which delays the whole work of the road.
(b) It takes several hours travelling via these roads.
(c) The work of the road is going on
(d) They will start the road works well in advance
(e) None of the above
Q8. Effect: The temple at the religious site wears a deserted look with the number of devotees trickling down.
Which of the following can be a possible cause of the above effect?
(a) A structural engineer had visited the temple a month back and had declared the structure unsafe.
(b) The temple is facing a drastic depletion of its funds which had accumulated over the years due to offerings made by devotees.
(c) The local corporation decided to donate a huge amount of money to the temple for its renovation.
(d) The village housing the religious site has qualified priests to perform religious ceremonies.
(e) A famous actor recently visited the temple and paid his respects to the deity.
Q9. Statements: The Income Tax authorities carried out raids at three different business houses in the city last week.
Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above statement?
(a) The three business houses are regular defaulters in payment of their income tax.
(b) The Income Tax department had received a tip off about the illegal activities going on in the three business houses.
(c) The Government decided to look into the matter and has appointed an inquiry committee.
(d) Other business houses took immediate action to clear off all their income tax dues in order to avoid raid on their establishments.
(e) The authorities intend to conduct raids in several other business houses in the vicinity.
Q10. Effect: As a step to regulate private hospitals, the state health department is framing rules to ensure all such hospitals are registered with it.
Which of the following can be a possible cause of the above statement?
(a) The department realised the private hospitals charge much less for treatment as compared to government hospitals.
(b) Government run hospitals do not maintain the same standards as private hospitals.
(c) The department realised that several hospitals were rejecting cases starting lack of infrastructure.
(d) Apart from the number of doctors, nurses and beds, the kind of procedure a hospital can carry out based on its infrastructure will also be registered and detailed.
(e) Private hospitals nor registering with the department shall be forced to do so and will have to pay hefty penalties.
From the information given in question, we have
R < T < S < P or Q
Either P or Q is of 158 cm.
Sol. Q is either 158 cm high or more than 158 cm.
Either three or four persons are shorter than Q.
P > Q > S > T > R or, Q > P > S > T > R
According to given statement this option is more appropriate as all other option are in favour of supermarket.