Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0014


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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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    Answer: Option D


 

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