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NAT – IM Analytical Reasoning (Pre Medical Group)

NAT IM is for those candidates who have passed their FSc and A Levels in Pre Medical gathering. NAT IM is acknowledged for admission to Bachelors in Bio-Science

Analytical Reasoning Sample Questions

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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 five-year
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.

24. 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

25. 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

(21) Substances that are not addictive are not regulated by ………..the Federal Drug Administration.
(22) People have control over their own behavior.
(23) The number of serious automobile accidents involving ………..children under age four has
remained steady over the ………..past five years.
(24) 4
(25) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert.

26. 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

27. 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.

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

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

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