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GAT C-Analytical Reasoning

Graduate Assessment Test GAT  is given by candidates to take admissions in MS / M.Phil programs. GAT test has 4 categories. GAT C test is taken for Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences

 

Analytical Reasoning Questions

46) Testifying before the Senate committee investigating charges that cigarette
manufacturers had manipulated nicotine levels in cigarettes in order to addict
consumers to their products, tobacco executives argued that cigarette smoking is not
addictive. The primary reason they gave in support of this claim was that cigarette
smoking was not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration.

For the tobacco executives’ argument to be logically correct, which of the following must be assumed?

a) Substances that are not addictive are not regulated by ………..the Federal Drug Administration.
b) The tobacco executives lied when they claimed that ………..cigarette smoking was not addictive.
c) Some addictive substances are not regulated by the ………..Federal Drug Administration.
d) There is no scientific proof that cigarette smoking is ………..addictive.

47) People should be held accountable for their own behavior, and if holding people
accountable for their own behavior entails capital punishment, then so be it. However,
no person should be held accountable for behavior over which he or she had no control.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion of the argument above?

a) People should not be held accountable for the ………..behavior of other people.
b) People have control over their own behavior.
c) People cannot control the behavior of other people.
d) Behavior that cannot be controlled should not be ………..punished.

48) There is clear evidence that the mandated use of safety seats by children under age
four has resulted in fewer child fatalities over the past five years. Compared to the fiveyear period prior to the passage of laws requiring the use of safety seats, fatalities of
children under age four have decreased by 30 percent.

Which one of the following, if true, most substantially strengthens the argument above?

a) The number of serious automobile accidents involving ………..children under age four has remained
steady over the ………..past five years.
b) Automobile accidents involving children have decreased ………..sharply over the past five years.
c) The use of air bags in automobiles has increased by ………..30 percent over the past five years.
d) Most fatal automobile accidents involving children under ………..age four occur in the driveway of
their home.

49) Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are
spending a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one
living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses.
Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
Karen is next to Peter and Jack. Karen is next to Peter and Jack. None of the girls
occupy adjacent cottages. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.

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How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage?

a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

50) An employee has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the staff members.
The offices are numbered 1 – 6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated
from each other by six foot high dividers. Hence voices, sounds and cigarette smoke flow
easily from one office to another. Miss Robert’s needs to use the telephone quite often
throughout the day. Mr. Mike and Mr. Brown need adjacent offices as they need to consult
each other often while working. Miss. Hardy, is a senior employee and has to be allotted
the office number 5, having the biggest window. Mr. Donald requires silence in the offices
next to his. Mr. Tim, Mr. Mike and Mr. Donald are all smokers. Miss Hardy finds tobacco
smoke allergic and consecutively the offices next to hers to be occupied by non-smokers.
Unless specifically stated all the employees maintain an atmosphere of silence during
office hours.

In the event of what occurrence, within a period of one month since the assignment of the offices,
would a request for a change in office be put forth by one or more employees?

a) Mr. Donald quitting smoking.
b) The installation of a noisy teletype machine by Miss Hardy in her office.
c) Mr. Robert’s needing silence in the office (s) next to her own.
d) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert.

Answers

(46) Substances that are not addictive are not regulated by ………..the Federal Drug Administration.
(47) People have control over their own behavior
(48) The number of serious automobile accidents involving ………..children under age four has remained steady over the ………..past five years.
(49) 4
(50) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert.

51) Three girls Joan, Rita, and Kim and two boys Tim and Steve are the only dancers in a
dance program, which consists of six numbers in this order: One a duet; two a duet; three a
solo; four a duet; five a solo; and six a duet. None of the dancers is in two consecutive
numbers or in more than two numbers. None of the dancers is in two consecutive numbers
or in more than two numbers. The second number in which Tim appears is one that comes
after the second number in which Kim appears.

Rita must perform only in duets if

a. Kim is in number two
b. Kim is in number five
c. Tim is in number two
d. Tim is in number six

52) Mrs. Green wishes to renovate her cottage. She hires the services of a plumber, a
carpenter, a painter, an electrician, and an interior decorator. The renovation is to
completed in a period of one working week i.e. Monday to Friday. Every worker will be
taking one complete day to do his job. Mrs. Green will allow just one person to work per
day. The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed
their jobs. The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have
completed their jobs. The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter
have completed their jobs.

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In case the painter works on Thursday, which among the following alternatives is possible?

a) The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.
b) The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.
c) The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.
d) The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.

53) In a small inn, one or more of the chefs have to perform duty during dinner every
day. The chefs are Nicholas, Antonio, and Jeremy. None of them can be assigned to
dinner duty two or more days in a row.

In case Antonio and Jeremy share the dinner duty thrice over a five-day period, which among the
following would be true?

a) Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days.
b) Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days.
c) Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days.
d) Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days.
54) Five educational films A, B, C, D, & E are to be shown to a group of students. The
films are to be shown in a particular order, which conforms to the following conditions:
A must be shown earlier than C, B must be shown earlier than D, E should be the fifth
film shown.

Which among the following is an acceptable order for showing the educational films?

a) A, C, B, D, E
b) A, C, D, E, B
c) B, D, C, A, E
d) B, D, E, A, C

55) There are three on-off switches on a control panel A, B, and C. They have to be
changed from an initial setting to a second setting according to the following
conditions: In case only switch A is the switch on in the initial setting, then turn on
switch B. In case switches A and B are the only switches on in the initial setting, then
turn on switch C. In case all the three switches are on initially setting, then turn off the
switch C. For any other initial setting, turn on all switches that are off and turn off all
switches, if any, that are on.

In case switch B is the only switch on in the initial setting, what must be the second setting?

a) A on, B on, C on.
b) A on, B on, C off.
c) A on, B off, C on.
d) A off, B off, C on.

Answers

(51) Tim is in number two
(52) The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.
(53) Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days
(54) A, C, B, D, E
(55) A on, B off, C on.

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