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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
REASONING THE REASONS

LEGAL REASONING, LOGICAL REASONING ANALYTICAL REASONING

LEGAL REASONING

Principle: Whoever, being legally bound to furnish information on any matter to any public servant, as such, furnishes, as true, information on the subject which he knows or has reason to believe to be false, shall be punished with simple imprisonment upto six months or fine upto Rs. 1000 or both, or if the information which he is legally bound to give relates to commission of an offence, or is required for the purpose of preventing the commission of an offence, or in order to the apprehension of an offender, with imprisonment upto two years or with fine or both.

Factual Situation: A village watchman, knowingly that a group of strangers has passed through his village in order to commit a dacoity in someone's house in the neighbouring village and being bound to give early and punctual information of the above fact to the officer of the nearest police station, informed the police officer that a group of people of suspicious character passed through the village with a view to commit dacoity somewhere in his village predicting that they may commit dacoity in his village if they become unsuccessful in their destined place.

It was later found that the dacoits committed dacoity in the neighbouring village. A case was registered against the village watchman. A defence lawyer was engaged in his favour.

Decision

             (a) The village watchman shall be acquitted by the Court on the ground of his              version that he informed the police officer as he predicted and his purpose was to              save his village from dacoity for which he has been appointed.

             (b) The village watchman shall be prosecuted with first category of punishment as              he had known that the dacoits passed through his village towards neighbouring              village.

             (c) The village watchman shall not be prosecuted as he performed his duty by              giving information to the nearest police station and it was the duty of the police              officer to nab the dacoits.

             (d) The village watchman shall be prosecuted with the second category of              punishment as he had known that the dacoits passed through his village towards              neigbouring village.

The answer is (d)

LOGICAL REASONING

Some statements have been given followed by four conclusions. Decide which of the given conclusions logically follows the given statements.

Statements:

             . Some newspapers are radios.
             . Some radios are televisions.
             . No television is a magazine.

Conclusions:

I. No newspaper is a magazine.

II. No radio is a magazine.

III. Some radios are not magazines.

IV. Some newspapers are televisions.

             (a) Only I follows
             (b) Only II follows
             (c) Both I and II follow
             (d) Only III follows

The answer is (d)

ANALYTICAL REASONING

In the given sequence of instructions 1 stands for Run, 2 stands for Stop, 3 stands for Go, 4 stands for Sit and 5 stands for Wait. If the sequence were continued, which instruction will come next?

Sequence

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             (a) Wait
             (b) Sit
             (c) Go
             (d) Run

The answer is (d)

 
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