COGNIZANT Objective Reasoning Questions with Answers

  1. The Education Secretary said that it was extremely necessary that the professional researchers alone with practising school teachers conduct the practical research. Conclusions

A. Practicing teachers know the techniques of research
B. Professional researchers are quite aware of the problems related to the school education
C. Education secretary was speaking to the school students
D. School education is quite a specialised field and so long as teachers are not trained, the standard of education cannot be qualitatively better
Ans:D

  1. Statement Half of the villagers of a certain village have their own houses. One-fifth of the villagers cultivate paddy. One-third of the villagers are literate. Four-fifth of the villagers is below twenty-five. Then, which one of the following is certainly true? I. All the villagers who have their own houses are literate II. Some villagers under twenty-five are literate III. A quarter of the villages who have their own houses cultivate paddy IV. Half of the villagers who cultivate paddy are literate

A. if only Conclusion I follows
B. if only Conclusion II follows
C. if either I or II follows
D. if neither I nor II follows
Ans:B

  1. Statement: Declaration of the strike by teachers at the time of paper evaluation has become an incurable disease and a great threat to the government. Conclusions : I. Paper evaluation is the most important business of teachers. II. Teachers are always in search of an opportunity to get their demands fulfilled.

A. if only conclusion I follows
B. if only conclusion II follows
C. if either I or II follows
D. if neither I nor II follows
E. if both I and II follow
Ans:E
Explanation: Why do teachers declare their strike only at the time of paper evaluation? It can be concluded that paper evaluation is the most important business of teachers. Hence I follows. The phrase incurable disease used in the statement confirms II. Hence II follows.

  1. Statement People, who speak too much against corruption are those who had taken it themselves. Conclusions. I. It is easier for those to speak who have done it. II. People have double standards.

A. If only Conclusion I follows
B. If only Conclusion II follows
C. If neither Conclusion I nor II follows
D. If both Conclusions I and II follows
Ans:D

  1. Statements I. Education is a process of lighting. II. Mind requires light to enlighten the core of cognitive aspect. Conclusions I. Education is a light which removes the darkness of mind. II. Education is a static process for mind.

A. only Conclusion I follows
B. Only Conclusion II follows
C. Both Conclusions I and II follow
D. Neither Conclusion I nor II follows
Ans:A

  1. Statement America’s defense secretary reiterated that they would continue to supply arms to Pakistan. Conclusions I. Pakistan is incapable of manufacturing arms. II. it would ensure peace in the region

A. If only Conclusion I follows
B. If only Conclusion II follows
C. If either I or II follows
D. If neither I nor II follows
Ans:D
Explanation: Pakistan’s ability to manufacture arms is not being talked about in the statement. So Conclusion I does not follow. The fact Conclusion II cannot be deduced from the statement. So, Conclusions II also doesn’t not follow

  1. Should the state government be allowed to retain major shares of the central taxes collected in the respective states? I. No, the Central Government should receive the major share as most of the developmental programmes are funded by the Central Government. II. Yes, most of the State Governments are short of funds and they badly need more funds.

A. If only Argument I is Strong
B. If only Argument II is strong
C. If neither I nor II is strong
D. If both I and II are strong

  1. Statements Should competitive examination for selecting candidates for job consist through objective test only? Arguments I. Yes, the assessment of objective test is reliable. II. No, the number of questions to be answered is always very large.

A. if only Argument I is strong
Bif only Argument II is strong
C. if either I or II is strong
D. if neither I nor II is strong
E. if both I and II are strong
Ans:A
Explanation: The second argument that the number of questions to be answered is always very large is very generalised. But the first argument that the assessment of objective test is reliable is a strong argument