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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
REASONING THE REASONS

LEGAL REASONING, LOGICAL REASONING ANALYTICAL REASONING

LEGAL REASONING

Principle: A careless person becomes liable for his negligence when he owes a duty of care to others.

Factual Situation: While a bus was leaving the bus stop, Ramu rushed to board the bus which had its door open. Benu who was standing at the edge of the door was hit by Ramu and both were severely injured. Benu claims compensation from Ramu.

Decision:
(a) Ramu is liable to Benu
(b) Bus owner is liable to both Ramu and Benu for not having taken care to close the door of the bus before plying
(c) Bus owner is not liable to both Ramu and Benu as the passenger himself is responsible for his own safety
(d) No one is liable for such accidental issue.

The answer is (b).

LOGICAL REASONING

Instructions: The question consists of a statement followed by two arguments i.e. Argument I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a strong argument and which is a weak argument.

And answer:

             (a) If only argument I is strong
             (b) If only argument II is strong
             (c) If either one is strong
              (d) If neither one is strong
             (e) If both are strong.

STATEMENT: Should English be made the only medium of instruction in the new proposed syllabus in all colleges in India?


ARGUMENTS:
I. Yes, English is spoken all over the world
II. Yes, an English speaking population would be a quality human resource for a globalised country

The answer is (b).

ANALYTICAL REASONING

In a village it was found that only 20% of the population was keeping good health. The rest, 50 per cent. was suffering from disease X only, 20 per cent. from disease Y only and the remaining 72 persons from disease Z only. Then the total number of persons in the village were

             (a) 120 persons
             (b) 150 persons
             (c) 270 persons
             (d) 350 persons

The answer is (d)

 
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