26th December, 2016 (CSAT)


Directions (Q. 1) : In the question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

1. Statements:

All mangoes are golden in colour.

No goldencoloured things are cheap.


I. All mangoes are cheap.

II. Golden-coloured mangoes are not cheap.

Give answer.

(a) if only conclusion I follows;

(b) if only conclusion II follows;

(c) if either conclusion I or II follows;

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II follows;


Directions (Q. 2) : In the following question, a statement is given followed by two conclusions I and II.

2. Statement :

The ‘Official Secrets Act’ (OSA) enacted by the ABC government during the war seems to be one of the major source of corruption in the country X.


I. The OSA has to be abolished immediately to put an end to the corruption in the country X.

II. The ABC government had an intention of encouraging corruption in the government officers.

Give answer:

(a) Only conclusion I follows

(b) Only conclusion II follows

(c) Either I or II follows

(d) Neither I nor II follows

Tomorrow: Next questions for practice

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post

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