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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
REASONING THE REASONS

LEGAL REASONING, LOGICAL REASONING ANALYTICAL REASONING

LEGAL REASONING

Principle: According to the provisions under the Indian Penal Code, any act done in exercise of right of private or self defence shall not be an offence under it. The right of private defence in no case extends to the inflicting of more harm than that it is necessary to inflict for the purpose of defence of life or property or both.

Factual Situation: X saw a stranger jumping the boundary wall and entering his house at night. He hid himself in a corner carrying a sword and waiting for the person. The moment the person entered the house, he hit the person and cut his head. Whether X committed the offence of murder?

Decision:

             (a) No, he has not committed the offence of murder.
             (b) Yes, because he did not know about the motive of the stranger.
             (c) Yes, because he exceeded his right of private defence.
             (d) No, because he exercised his right of private defence.

The answer is (c).

ANALYTICAL REASONING

Six children have to stand in queue for their mid-day lunch. They have to change their place in line every day. After how many days will one arrangement of the children's queue be repeated?

             (a) 720 days
             (b) 702 days
             (c) 982 days
             (d) 928 days.

The answer is (a).

LOGICAL REASONING

One number is twice the second number, the second number is twice the third number and the third number is twice the fourth number. How many times is the first number of the fourth number?

             (a) 4 times
             (b) ¼ times
             (c) 8 times
             (d) 6 times.

The answer is (c).

 
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