Analytical Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams – Set 1


Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of Analytical Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams in 2017. The following set have questions from Cause & Effect, Inference, substantive problems.

1. It has been reported in recent
years that a very large number of seats in management colleges in the country
remain vacant at the end of the admission session.
Which of the following may be the
probable cause of the above effect?
1) There has been a considerable
decrease in hiring of management graduates due to economic slowdown in the
recent years.
2) Students have always preferred
to complete graduation in three years, time instead of four years for
3) The Govt has recently decided
to provide post- qualification professional training to all emanagement
graduates at its own cost.
4) There has always been a very
poor success rate among the management students.
5) None of these
2. The condition of the roads in
the city has deteriorated considerably during the first two months of monsoon
and most of the roads have developed big potholes. Which of the following can
be a possible effect of the above
1) The municipal corporation had
repaired all the roads in the city before the onset of monsoon with good
quality material.
2) A large number of people have
developed spine- related injuries after regularly commuting long distances by
road within the city.
3) The municipal corporation has
been careful in choosing the contractors for repairing roads in the past.
4) People always complain about
potholed roads during the monsoon months.
5) None of these
3. Majority of the students who
appeared in the final examination of postgraduate course in management in the
local college have secured first class, which is comparatively higher than the
performance of students of other management colleges in the state.
Which of the following may
indicate that the results are not in
with the general trend?
1) The students of the local college
are qualitatively better than those of other colleges.
2) The authorities of the other
management colleges in the state are stricter in their standard of evaluation.
3) The students of other
management colleges in the state performed better than the students of the
local college in all the previous examinations.
4) The local management college
recently retrenched many of its regular faculty members.
5) None of these
4. It has been reported in many
leading newspapers that the current year’s monsoon may be below the expected
level as many parts of the country are still not getting adequate rainfall.
Which of the following can be a possible fallout of the above
1) People from those affected
areas with less rainfall may migrate to urban areas.
2) Govt may announce exgratia
payment to all the farmers affected in these areas.
3) Govt may declare these areas
as drought-affected.
4) People may blame the govt and
agitate for not getting adequate water for cultivation.
5) None of these
5. There has been a spate of rail
accidents in India in the recent months killing large numbers of passengers and
injuring many more. This has raised serious doubts on the railway’s capability
of providing safety to travellers.
Which of the following statements
substantiates the views expressed in
the above statement?
1) Indian Railways is known for
providing best comfort to its passenger.
2) People have no option other
than travelling by rail over long distances.
3) The railway tracks at many
places have been found to be stressed due to wear and tear in the recent times.
4) Local residents are always the
first to provide a helping hand to the passengers in the event of such
5) None of these
6. A few travellers were severely
beaten up by villagers recently in a remote rural part of the state as the
villagers found the movement of the travellers suspicious. The district
authority has sent a police team to nab the culprits. Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the above
statement? (An inference is something which is not directly stated but can be
inferred from the given facts.)
1) The villagers dislike the
presence of strangers in their vicinity.
2) Villagers are generally
suspicious in nature.
3) Travellers prefer to visit
4) The govt generally provides
protection to travellers across the country.
5) None of these
7. There has been a considerable
drop in sales of four- wheelers during the past six months when compared to the
number of four-wheelers sold during this period last year.
Which of the following can the
probable cause(s) of the above
(A) The govt imposed higher
excise duty on four- wheelers at the beginning of this year.
(B) The petrol prices have risen
considerably during the past eight months.
(C) The rate of interest on home
and car loans have been rising for the past seven months.
1) All (A), (B) and (C)
2) Only (A) and (C)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) (B) Only
5) (A) Only
8. There is an alarming trend of
skewed sex ratio against women in India during the past decade and the
situation may go out of hand if adequate steps are not taken to stop female
Which of the following can be an effective step to reverse the trend?
(A) The govt should immediately
completely ban the use of scanners/sonography on expecting mothers at all
health centres.
(B) The govt should announce a
substantial incentive scheme for couples who have at least one girl child.
(C) The Govt should launch a
nationwide campaign to create awareness against female foeticide.
1) Only (A)
2) Only (A) and (B)
3) Only (B) and (C)
4) All (A), (B) and (C)
5) None of these
9. A very large number of
technically qualified young Indians are coming out of colleges every year
though there are not enough opportunities for them to get gainful employment.
Which of the following contradicts the views expressed in the
above statement?
1) Technically qualified persons
are far superior to those with standard degrees like BA/BSc/BCom etc.
2) The govt has not done
effective planning for engaging technically qualified personnel while
authorising the setting up of technical colleges.
3) A huge gap exists between the
level of competence of technically qualified graduates and requirements of the
4) Majority of the technically
qualified persons are migrating from India to developed countries for better
5) None of these
10. The govt has appealed to all
citizens to use potable water judiciously as there is an acute shortage in
supply. Excessive use may lead to huge scarcity in coming months. Which of the
following assumptions is implicit in
the above statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for
1) People may ignore the appeal
and continue using water as per their consideration.
2) Govt may be able to tap those
who do not respond to the appeal.
3) Govt may be able to put in
place alternate sources of water in the event of crisis.
4) A large number of people may
positively respond to the govt’s appeal and help tide over the crisis.

5) Only the poor are going to
suffer from this shortage of water supply.

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