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 workers.
C. Tara Tech is a software company.
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 polluted.
B. All polluted towns should be destroyed.
C. Town Meghana should be destroyed.
D. Town Meghana is polluted.
E. Some towns in India should be destroyed.
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 world.
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 spiders.
B. Rajeev used the Internet.
C. Rajeev dreamt about spiders.
D. Rajeev did not use the Internet.
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 headache.
D. I did not talk to my professors.
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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