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BPL Analytical ability placement paper

The written test of BPL consists of analytical ability section.

In this section the students can expect questions based on data interpretation and logical reasoning. 

Here are a few questions asked in the analytical section of the written test of BPL:

A. I. All A's are H's

II. All A's are B's or K's
III. All B's and K's are A's
IV. All L's are K's
V. All N's are S's
VI. No S's are A's

1. If no P's are K's which of the following must be true

(A) No P is an H
(B) No P is an H No P is a A 
(C) If any P is an H it is a A
(D) If any P is a A it is a B

2. Which of the following can be logically deduced from the stated conditions

(A) Some S's are H's 
(B) No H's are S's
(C) No S's are H's 
(D) No N's are A's

3. Which of the following is inconsistent with one or more conditions

(A) Some H's are both S's and A's All H's are A's
(B) All H's are S's
(C All H's are A's
(D) No S's are H's

4. The statement "No L's are B's" is

I. Logically deducible from the conditions stated
II Consistent with but not deducible from the conditions stated
III. Deducible from the stated conditions together with the additional statements "No B's are K's"

(A) I only 
(B) II only
(C) II and III only 
(D) III only

B. Shimla is served by subway lines A, B and C and numbers 1,2 and 3. When it snows, morning service on B is delayed When it rains or snows, service on A, 2 and 3 are delayed both in the morning and afternoon When the temperature falls below 30 degrees fahrenheit the afternoon service is cancelled in either the A line or the 3 line, but not both. When the temperature rises over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the afternoon service is cancelled in either the line C or the 3 line but not both. When the service on the A line is delayed or cancelled, service on the C line which connects the A line, is delayed. When service on the 3 line is cancelled, service on the B line which connects the 3 line is delayed.

1. On August 20th with the temperature at 97 degrees Fahrenheit it begins to rain at 2 PM. What is the minimum number of lines on which service will be affected?

(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 3
(D) 5

2. On January 20th, with the temperature at 15 degree Fahrenheit, it snows all day. On how many lines will service be affected, including both morning and afternoon?

(A) 3
(B) 2
(C) 5
(D) 4

3. On which of the following occasions would service be on the greatest number of lines disrupted.

(A) A snowy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree Fahrenheit
(B) A snowy morning with the temperature at 45 degree Fahrenheit
(C) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 45 degree Fahrenheit
(D) A rainy afternoon with the temperature at 95 degree Fahrenheit

C. After months of searching for an executive to the principal of the university the field of applicants has been narrowed down to 5--M, N, O, P, Q .It was announced that the finalist would be chosen after a series of all-day group personal interviews were held. The examining committee agreed upon the following procedure

I. The interviews will be held once a week
II.3 applicants will appear at any all-day interview.
III. Each applicant will appear at least once
IV. If it becomes necessary to call applicants for additional interviews, no more 1 such applicant should be asked to appear the next week
V. Because of a detail in the written applications, it was agreed that whenever candidate N appears, M should also be present.
VI. Because of travel difficulties it was agreed that O will appear for only 1 interview.

1. At the first interview the following applicant appears M, N, P. Which of the following combinations can be called for the interview to be held next week?


2. Which of the following is a possible sequence of combinations for interviews in 2 successive weeks


3. If M ,N and P appear for the interview and P is called for additional interview the following week, which 2 candidates may be asked to appear with P?

I. M

A.III and IV only 
B.I and III only
C.II and III only
D. I and II

4.Which of the following correctly state(s) the procedure followed by the search committee

I. After the second interview all applicants have appeared at least once
II. The committee sees each applicant a second time
III. If in the third round, it is possible for all applicants to appear at least twice

A.I only
B.II only
C.III only
D. Both I and II

D. The office staffs of Excel limited consists of three Accountants--A, B, C and 5 executives D, E, F, G, H. The management is planning to open a new office in Delhi using 2 Accountants and 3 executives of the present staff. To do so they plan to separate certain individuals who don't function well together. The following guidelines were established to set up the new office.

I. Accountant A and C are constantly finding fault with one another and should not be sent together to the new office as a team
II. C and E function well alone but not as a team, they should be separated
III. D and G have not been on speaking terms and shouldn't go together
IV since D and F have been competing for promotion they shouldn't be a team.

1. If A is to be moved as one of the Accountants, which of the following cannot be a possible working unit. 


2.If C and F are moved to Delhi, how many combinations are possible?


3.If C is sent to Delhi, which member of the staff cannot go with C? 


4.Under the guidelines developed, which of the following must go to Delhi.


5.If D goes to Delhi, which of the following is/are true 

I.C cannot go
II.A cannot go
III.H must also go

A.I only
B. I and II only
C. II only
D.I and III only

E. In a certain community, there are two matrimony groups, black and white. No marriage is permitted within a group. On marriage, the man become part of their wives groups; women remain in their own group. The child belongs to the same group as their parents. Widowers and divorced men revert to the group of their birth. Marriage to more than one person at the same time and marriage to a direct descendant are forbidden

1. A white female could have had

I. A grandfather born Black
II. A grandmother born Black
III Two grandfathers born White

(A) I only
(B) III only
(C) I, II and III
(D) I and II only

2. The man born into the white group may have

(A) A son-in-law born into black group
(B) A white daughter
(C) A white son
(D) An uncle in either group 

3. Which of the following is not permitted under the rules as stated.

(A) A black female marrying her mother's brother 
(B) A white man marrying his father's sister
(C) A widow marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband 
(D) A widower marrying his wife's sister

4. If widowers and divorced men retained their group they had upon marrying which of the following would be permissible ( Assume that no previous marriage occurred)

(A) A woman marrying her mother's brother who is a widower
(B) A woman marrying her divorced daughter's ex-husband
(C) A widower marrying his brother's daughter
(D) A woman marrying her dead sister's husband 


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