SBI PO Mains 2017 – New Pattern Syllogisms – 3

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is the third set of New Pattern Syllogisms for SBI PO mains 2017.

Directions for questions 1 to 5: Each question consists of five
statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a
specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where
the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements.
1. A. All software companies
employ knowledge workers.
B. Tara Tech employs knowledge
C. Tara Tech is a software
D. Some software companies employ
knowledge workers.
E. Tara Tech employs only
knowledge workers.
a) ABC
b) ACB
c) CDB
d) ACE
2. A. Traffic congestion
increases carbon monoxide in the environment.
B. Increase in carbon monoxide is
hazardous to health.
C. Traffic congestion is
hazardous to health.
D. Some traffic congestion does
not cause increased carbon monoxide.
E. Some traffic congestion is not
hazardous to health.
a) CBA
b) BDE
c) CDE
d) BAC
3. A. Apples are not sweets.
B. Some apples are sweet.
C. All sweets are tasty.
D. Some apples are not tasty.
E. No apple is tasty.
a) CEA
b) BDC
c) CBD
d) EAC
4. A. Some towns in India are
B. All polluted towns should be
C. Town Meghana should be
D. Town Meghana is polluted.
E. Some towns in India should be
a) BDE
b) BAE
c) ADE
d) CDB
5. A. No patriot is a criminal.
B. Bundledas is not a criminal.
C. Bundledas is a patriot.
D. Bogusdas is not a patriot.
E. Bogusdas is a criminal.
a) ACB
b) ABC
c) ADE
d) ABE
Directions for questions 6 to 9: Each question has a main statement
followed by four statements labelled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of
statements where the first statement implies the second, and the two statements
are logically consistent with the main statement.
6. Either the orangutan is not
angry, or he frowns upon the world.
A. The orangutan frowns upon the
B. The orangutan is not angry.
C. The orangutan does not frown
upon the world.
D. The orangutan is angry.
a) CB only
b) DA only
c) AB only
d) CB and DA
7. Either Ravana is a demon, or
he is a hero.
A. Ravana is a hero.
B. Ravana is a demon.
C. Ravana is not a demon.
D. Ravana is not a hero.
a) CD only
b) BA only
c) CD and BA
d) DB and CA
8. Whenever Rajeev uses the
Internet, he dreams about spiders.
A. Rajeev did not dream about
B. Rajeev used the Internet.
C. Rajeev dreamt about spiders.
D. Rajeev did not use the
a) AD
b) DC
c) CB
d) DA
9. If I talk to my professors,
then I do not need to take a pill for headache.
A. I talked to my professors.
B. I did not need to take a pill
for headache.
C. I needed to take a pill for
D. I did not talk to my
a) AB only
b) DC only
c) CD only
d) AB and CD


  1. B
  2. D
  3. A
  4. B
  5. A
  6. D
  7. D
  8. A
  9. D

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