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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
REASONING THE REASON

LEGAL REASONING

LOGICAL REASONING

ANALYTICAL REASONING

LEGAL REASONING

Principle: A contract is an agreement which the law will enforce. All agreements are contracts if they are made with free consent by parties competent to contract for a lawful consideration and with a lawful object.

Factual Situation: A offered to buy B’s bungalow for ` 10 lakhs but B refused. Subsequently when A threatened to file a complaint against B for possessing assets disproportionate to his income B agreed to the sale. B subsequently resiles from the contract.

Decision:
A’s suit to enforce the contract—

(a) will succeed because A was offering lawful consideration for the house
(b) will succeed because buying and selling of houses is lawful
(c) will succeed because both parties have capacity to contract
(d) will fail because B was forced to agree to the contract

The answer is (d)

LOGICAL REASONING

STATEMENTS: No educationists are researchers.
                                     All researchers are teachers.

CONCLUSIONS:
(I) No teacher is a researcher.
(II) No teacher is an educationist.
(III) Some researchers are teachers.
(IV) Some teachers are researchers.

(a) Only II follows
(b) None follows
(c) Either I or III follows
(d) Only III or IV follows

The answer is (d)

ANALYTICAL REASONING

Read the following data and use it for answering the question that follows:-

In a survey carried out in a railway station, the following data was recorded:

                                                                                                  Arrivals                       Departures 

Number of  trains observed                                                 1395                               1488

Number of timely arrivals/departures                          1247                               1402

Delays upto 30 minutes                                                         112                                   79

Delays between30 minutes and 1 hour                             31                                      6

Delays beyond one hours                                                        5                                        1

In a lone case of excessive delay a train departed 3 hours late from the station. With this additional information, what was the average delay for the late departing trains?

(a) 30 mins.
(b) 19 mins.
(c) 1 min.
(d) 7mins.

The answer is (b).

 
 
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