# CLAT 2016 Logical Reasoning Questions with Answers

Direction for Questions 161 – 163: Read the following information carefully and choose the most appropriate option:
A and B are good in driving bus and car. C and A are good in driving car and scooter. C, D and are good in driving scooter and tractor. E and C are good in driving scooter and auto rickshaw. D and B are good in driving bus and tractor.
161.    Who is good in driving scooter, tractor and auto rickshaw but not good in driving car?
(a) A               (b) E              (c) D                     (d) C

162.    Who is good in driving scooter, tractor and bus?
(a) C              (b) D              (c) B                      (d) A

163.    Who is good in driving tractor, scooter, car and auto rickshaw but not bus?
(a) C              (b) D              (c) B                      (d) A

Direction for Questions 164 – 166: Read the following information carefully and choose the most appropriate option:

In each question, there is a statement and two assumptions numbered as I and II. Read the statement And find which of the given assumptions is implicit:

(A)   If assumption I is implicit.
(B)   If assumption II is implicit.
(C)   If neither assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit.
(D)   If both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.

164.
Statement:    The next meeting of executive board of a company will be held after six months.
Assumptions:
I.                   Existing executive board will be dissolved before six months
II.          The company will remain in function after six months

(a) Neither assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit.
(b) Assumption II is implicit.
(c) Both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.
(d) Assumption I is implicit.

165.
Statement:   In the State of Zuminisia, people prefer to travel by X airline instead of Y airline, as X  airline has advanced German security system and 99% on time operations.
Assumptions:
I.     Airline X with advanced German security system and record on time operation is perceived better than airline Y.
II     Had advanced German security system and on time performance record of Y airline been  Implemented, it would have been preferred over airline X.

(a) Assumption I is implicit.
(b) Neither assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit.
(c) Assumption II is implicit.
(d) Both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.

166.
Statement:   To attend a convocation ceremony scheduled to be held on Thursday at GM University, Chennai, Mr. X left for Chennai on Tuesday by train.
Assumptions:
I.      Mr. X may reach home on Saturday
II.     Mr. X may reach the University on Wednesday

(a) Assumption I is implicit.
(b) Assumption II is implicit.
(c) Both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.
(d) Neither assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit.

Direction for Questions 167 – 168: Read the following information carefully and choose the most appropriate option:

In a joint family, A, B, C, D, E, and F are the members. B is the son of C. A and C are husband and wife. C is not the mother of B. E is the brother of C. D is the daughter of A and F is the brother of B.

167.    Which of the following is a pair of females in the family?
(a) AE              (b) AD             (c) DF             (d) BD

168.    Who is the mother of B?
(a) D                (b) F                (c) A               (d) E

Direction for Questions 169 – 170: Read the following information carefully and choose the most appropriate option:
In each of the questions, two statements are numbered as I and II. There may be a cause and effect Relationship between the two statements. The statements may be the effect of the same cause or an Independent cause. The statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements and mark your answer as:
(A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
(B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(C) If both statements I and II are independent causes.
(D) If both statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

169.
Statement I:    In last two years, there is a considerable reduction in cancellation of flights due to fog in North India.
Statement II:   In last two years, there is a considerable improvement in passenger amenities on all Airports of North India.
(a) Both statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(b) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
(c) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(d) Both statements I and II are independent causes.

170.
Statement I:   The Government, by legislation has decided to make all public information available to general public.
Statement II:  Before passing of legislation, general public did not have access to public information.
(a) Both statements I and II are independent causes.
(b) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
(c) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(d) Both statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

Direction for Questions 171 - 200: Choose the most appropriate option:

171.    Identify the statement which cannot be false.
(a) Democracy is the best form of government.
(b) Water evaporates at 100° C.
(c) All radii of any given circle are of equal length.
(d) Myopia is a congenital disorder.

172.   An old woman decided to divide her gold among her daughter and daughters-in-law. She first  kept exactly half of the gold for her daughter. Then she divided the rest of her gold among her Daughters-in-law. The eldest one got 26 grams more than the youngest daughter-in-law. The middle one got twice as the youngest one. If the eldest daughter-in-law got 66 grams of gold, how much was received by the daughter?
(a) 198 grams                                                                 (b) 172 grams
(c) 186 grams                                                                 (d) 194 grams

173.   Find the odd one out from the following group.
WINDSHIELD, SPARK PLUG, CLUTCH PEDAL, CAR, ENGINE
(a) Car                                                                           (b) Engine
(c) Windshield                                                               (d) Spark Plug

174.    Four statements are given below. Group two of them in such a way that one is logically incorrect and the other is verifiable as a matter of fact
a. The Sun does not rise in the East.
b. A straight line is the shortest distance between any two points.
c. Every circle has a centre.
d. The maximum duration of a total solar eclipse is about 7.5 minutes
(a) [a,c]                                                                       (b) [c,d]
(c) [a,d]                                                                       (d) [a,b]

175.   This question consists of a related pair of words, followed by four pairs of words. Choose the  Pair that best represents a similar relations hip as the one expressed in the given pair of words:
SANDERLING: BIRD
(a) Mastiff: Dog                                                           (b) Cat: Mare
(c) Frog: Toad                                                            (d) Water: Fish

176.   From among the given options, identify the statement which means the same as the
Statement 'The dual nature of light is an enigma'.
(a) Two contradictory descriptions of light presuppose a third description.
(b) Light has distinct properties which makes it unique.
(c) Light is mysterious
(d) The nature of light is an enigma.

177.  Which word in the following group DOES NOT belong to the others?
PROSPER, EXCITE, THRIVE, FLOURISH
(a) Prosper                                                                   (b) Excite
(c) Flourish                                                                   (d) Thrive

178.  Examine the following numbers and identify the next number:
45; 43; 40; 36; 31; 25; ….
(a) 23               (b) 29               (c) 17                    (d) 18

179.  If it is true that 'All humans are imperfect', then which one of the following is necessarily true?
(a) No humans are imperfect.
(b) Some humans are not imperfect.
(c) Every human is imperfect.
(d) All imperfect beings are humans.

180.   If it is false that 'Men always pray to God', then which one of the following statements is true?
(a) Men seldom pray to God.
(b) Men always pray to God.
(c) Some men pray to God.
(d) All men pray to God.

181.   Geeta is twice the present age of Seema. If age of Seema is 20 years now, how many years ago Geeta was three times Seema's age?
(a) 10                (b) 8                (c) 12                      (d) 9

182.   In certain code MAIL is written as ZNVY then how will FILM be written in that code?
(a) SVYZ                                                                 (b) MLIF
(c) NORY                                                                (d) XLMP

183.  You are given a 60inch long ribbon, and you are instructed to cut 60 1-inch long strips out of  this ribbon. The time taken to cut one strip i s one second. So how long will it take to cut 60 strips?
(a) 1 minute                                                             (b) 1 minute and 1 second
(c) 30 seconds                                                        (d) 59 seconds

184.  If it is true that 'Religious fundamentalism is dangerous to the society', then which one of the Following statements can also be true?
(a) Disrespect for other religions is dangerous to the society.
(b) Religious pluralism is dangerous to the society.
(c) Religion without reason is dangerous to the society.
(d) Belief in any religion is dangerous to the society.

185.   If it is true that 'Good governance implies law and order in society' then identify the statement  which has to be accepted along with the given statement?
(a) An able government very effectively uses laws to promote peace.
(b) A healthy society is governed by maximum number of laws.
(c) A strong government uses force to impose laws.
(d) Law is indispensable for the society.

186.   If it is false that 'There is at least one octogenarian in the room', then which one of the following
is probable?
(a) No one in the room is an octogenarian.
(b) All those who are in the room are octogenarians.
(c) One person in the room is not an octogenarian.
(d) Some people in the room are not octogenarians.

187.    A, B, C and D have got some money with them. If A gives 8 rupees to B, B will have as much as C has and A will have 3 rupees less than what C has. Also, if A takes 6 rupees from C, A will have twice as much money as D. If B and D together have 50 rupees, how much money does A and B have respectively?
(a) 29, 32                                                                   (b) 27, 40
(c) 32, 29                                                                    (d) 40, 27

188.    Who among the following is the odd one in the following group of persons?
Chief Justice of India, Attorney General of India, Solicitor General, Advocate General
(a) Chief Justice of India.
(c) Solicitor General
(d) Attorney General of India.

189.    In a bag, there are some diamonds. In another bag, there are one fourth the number more than The number of diamonds in the first bag. If the difference in the number of diamonds in the first and second bag is 3, how many diamonds are there in the first bag?
(a) 10               (b) 16                (c) 12                     (d) 8

190.    Mr. X, the President of a club arrived in a meeting at 10 minutes to 12 30 hrs. Mr X came earlier by 20 minutes than the other participating members in the meeting, who arrived late by 30 minutes. At what time was the meeting scheduled?
(a) 1210 hrs.                                                            (b) 1220 hrs.
(c) 1240 hrs.                                                             (d) 1250 hrs.

191.     In a class, student X has 8th position from the top and 84th from the bottom. How many students are there in the class?
(a) 96                    (b) 98                  (c) 91              (d) 88

192.    There is some relationship between the figures given in the series. Find out the missing one from the alternatives given below.
193.     If Oceans are Deserts, then Waves are:
(a) Powerful                                                                  (b) Ripples
(c) Sand Dunes                                                           (d) Water

194.     Assume that both premises, 'No innocent person should be punished' and 'Socrates is innocent' are true. Then which one of the following options is necessarily true?
(a) Socrates may not be punished.
(b) Socrates is not punished.
(c) It is not proper to punish Socrates.
(d) Socrates should not be punished.

195.     A 2100-member team consisting of Team Leaders and Athletes is attending a National Athletic Meet. For every 20 Athletes, there is one Team Leader. How many Team Leaders would be there in the team?
(a) 100                                                                 (b) 105
(c) 110                                                                 (d) 95

196.     Choose the pair of words from the options that best represents a similar relationship as the
one expressed in the following pair of word s.
WAITER: RESTAURANT
(a) Driver: Car                                               (b) Teacher: School
(c) Author: Book                                            (d) Actor: Acting

197.     Examine the series and identify the missing number:
46, 44, 40, 38, 34 …
(a) 26           (b) 32           (c) 28              (d) 30

198.    Identify the argument which cannot be accepted
(a) All unmarried women are spinsters. Therefore, all spinsters are women.
(b) All wives are married. Therefore, all married people are wives.
(c) All equilateral triangles are equiangular. Therefore, all equiangular triangles are
equilateral.
(d) All rainy days are wet days. Therefore, all wet days are rainy days.

199.    Identify the statement which cannot be true.
(a) Snow is white.
(b) All bachelors are faithful to their wives.
(c) Black body radiation is a physical phenomenon.
(d) Every natural number has a successor.

200.    If it is false that 'Animals are seldom aggressive', then which one of the following statements
conveys the same meaning?
(a) All animals are always aggressive.
(b) All animals are aggressive.
(c) At least one animal is aggressive.
(d) Sometimes animals are aggressive.