Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0017


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Critical Reasoning

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    Question 1

    Choose the set in which the statements are most logically related.

    A. All those who achieve great ends are happy.
    B. All young people are happy.
    C. All young people achieve great ends.
    D. No young people achieve great ends.
    E. No young people are happy,
    F. Some young people are happy.

    (a) ADE
    (b) ABF
    (c) ACB
    (d) ADF
            ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 2

    Choose the set in which the statements are most logically related.

    A. All candid men are persons who acknowledge merit in a rival.
    B. Some learned men are very candid.
    C. Some learned men are not persons who acknowledge merit in a rival.
    D. Some learned men are persons who are very candid.
    E. Some learned men are not candid.
    F. Some persons who recognize merit in a rival are learned.

    (a) ABE
    (b) ACF
    (c) ADE
    (d) BAF
        ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option d


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    Question 3

    Choose the set in which the statements are most logically related.

    A. All roses are fragrant.
    B. All roses are majestic.
    C. All roses are plants.
    D. All roses need air.
    E. All plants need air.
    F. All plants need water.

    (a) CED
    (b) ACB
    (c) BDC
    (d) CFE
           ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 4

    Choose the set in which the statements are most logically related.

    A. All men are men of scientific ability.
    B. Some women are women of scientific ability.
    C. Some men are men of artistic genius.
    D. Some men and women are of scientific ability.
    E. All men of artistic genius are men of scientific ability.
    F. Some women of artistic genius are women of scientific ability.

    (a) ACD
    (b) ACE
    (c) DEF
    (d) ABC
            ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 5

    Find the combination which best gives a meaningful sentence.

    A. there was the hope that in another existence a greater happiness would reward one
    B. previous existence, and the effort to do better would be less difficult too when
    C. it would be less difficult to bear the evils of one's own life if
    D. one could think that they were but the necessary outcome of one's errors in a

    (a) CABD
    (b) BDCA
    (c) BADC
    (d) CDBA    (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 6

    Find the combination which best gives a meaningful sentence.

    A. he can only renew himself if his soul
    B. he renews himself and
    C. the writer can only be fertile if
    D. is constantly enriched by fresh experience

    (a) CBAD
    (b) CADB
    (c) BDCA
    (d) BACD
        (CAT 1994)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 7

    Find the combination which best gives a meaningful sentence.

    A. but a masterpiece is
    B. untaught genius
    C. a laborious career than as the lucky fluke of
    D. more likely to come as the culminating point of

    (a) CDAB
    (b) ADCB
    (c) CDBA
    (d) ACDB
                ( CAT 1994 )


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 8

    Find the combination which best gives a meaningful sentence.

    A. what interests you is the way in which you have a created the illusion
    B. they are angry with you, for it was
    C. the public is easily disillusioned and then
    D. the illusion they loved; they do not understand that

    (a) ACBD
    (b) BDCA
    (c) CBDA
    (d) BCAD
                ( CAT 1990 )


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    Answer: Option C


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    Question 9

    Find the combination which best gives a meaningful sentence.

    A. an adequate physical and social infrastructure level
    B. the pattern of spatial growth in these towns as also to
    C. the failure of the government to ensure
    D. the roots of the riots are related to

    (a) ACBD
    (b) DBCA
    (c) ABDC
    (d) CBDA
         ( CAT 1994 )


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    Answer: Option B


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