Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0014


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Critical Reasoning

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    Question 1

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. If India has embarked on the liberalization route, she cannot afford to go back.
    B. Under these circumstances, being an active supporter of WTO policies will be a good idea.
    C. The WTO is a truly global organization aiming at freer trade.
    D. Many member countries have already drafted plans to simplify tariff structures.

    (a) FJFI
    (b) IFJF
    (c) IJFF
    (d) IFIF
       (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 2

    Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. The Minister definitely took the wrong step.
    B. Under the circumstances, he had many other alternatives.
    C. The Prime Minister is embarrassed due to the Minister's decision.
    D. If he has put the government in jeopardy, the Minister must resign.

    (a) JFFI
    (b) IFJI
    (c) FFJI
    (d) IFIJ   (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 3

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. The ideal solution will be to advertise aggressively.
    B. One brand is already popular amongst the youth.
    C. Reducing prices will mean trouble as our revenues are already dwindling.
    D. The correct solution will be to consolidate by aggressive marketing.

    (a) JFIJ
    (b) FJJI
    (c) IJFF
    (d) JJIF
                        (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 4

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. If democracy is to survive the people must develop a sense of consumerism.
    B. Consumerism has helped improve the quality o goods in certain countries.
    C. The protected environment in our country is helping the local manufacturers.
    D. The quality of goods suffers if the manufacturers take undue advantage of this.

    (a) IJFJ
    (b) JFJI
    (c) IJJF
    (d) IFJJ
       (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 5

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. Unless the banks agree to a deferment of the interest, we cannot show profits this year.
    B. This would not have happened had we adopted a stricter credit scheme.
    C. The revenues so far cover only the cost and salaries.
    D. Let us learn a lesson: we cannot make profits without complete control over credit.

    (a) IIJF
    (b) IJFI
    (c) FJIF
    (d) FJFI   (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 6

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. Qualities cannot be injected into one's personality.
    B. They are completely dependent on the genetic configuration that one inherits.
    C. Hence changing our inherent traits is impossible as the genes are unalterable.
    D. The least one can do is to try and subdue the “bad qualities”.

    (a) FIJI
    (b) JFFI
    (c) JFIJ
    (d) JIFI   (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 7

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. Everything is purposeless.
    B. Nothing before and after the existence of the universe is known with certainty.
    C. Man is a part of the purposeless universe; hence man is also purposeless.
    D. There is only one way of adding purpose to this universe: Union with Him.

    (a) JFIJ
    (b) FJJI
    (c) JFFI
    (d) IJFJ
       (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 8

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. Everyday social life is impossible without interpersonal relationships.
    B. The root of many misunderstandings has been cited in poor relations among individuals.
    C. Assuming the above to be true, social life will be much better if people understand the importance of good interpersonal
    relations.
    D. A study reveals that interpersonal relations and hence life in general can be improved with a little effort on the part of
    individuals.

    (a) FJIJ
    (b) JFIF
    (c) FIFJ
    (d) IFFJ   (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 9

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. The prices of electronic goods are falling.
    B. Sine we have substantial reductions in import duties, this is obvious.
    C. The trend is bound to continue in the near future.
    D. But the turnover of the electronic industry is still rising, because the consumers are increasing at a rapid rate.

    (a) IFJF
    (b) FJII
    (c) FIJF
    (d) JIFF    (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 10

    F : Fact : If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
    J : Judgement : If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
    I : Inference : If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts.

    A. In the past, it appears, wealth distribution, and not wealth creation has dominated the economic policy.
    B. Clearly, the government has not bothered to eradicate poverty.
    C. Today's liberalization is far from the hitherto Nehruvian socialism.
    D. Results are evident I n the form of a boom in the manufacturing sector output and turnover of all industries.

    (a) FJIF
    (b) FIFJ
    (c) IJIF
    (d) JIFF
          (CAT 1994)


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