Logical Reasoning Passage Based Practice Paper for CLAT 2022.
Logical Reasoning Passage Based Practice Paper
Read the passage and answer the questions
The recent change to all-volunteer armed forces in the United States will eventually produce a gradual increase in the proportion of women in the armed forces and in the variety of women's assignments, but probably not the dramatic gains for women that might have been expected. This is so even though the armed forces operate in an ethos of institutional change oriented toward occupational equality and under the federal sanction of equal pay for equal work. The difficulty is that women are unlikely to be trained for any direct combat operations. A significant portion of the larger society remains uncomfortable as yet with extending equality in this direction. Therefore, for women in the military, the search for equality will still be based on functional equivalence, not identity or even similarity of task. Opportunities seem certain to arise. The growing emphasis on deterrence is bound to offer increasing scope for women to become involved in novel types of noncombat military assignments.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to
present a reasoned prognosis of the status of women in the new United States all-volunteer armed forces
analyse reforms in the new United States all- volunteer armed forces necessitated by the increasing number of women in the military.
present an overview of the different types of assignments available to women
present the new United States all-volunteer armed forces as a model case of equal employment policies in action
2. It can be inferred from the passage that after the recent change
men are forced, women join willingly
everyone joins the military willingly.
some join willingly, some are forced.
everyone joins the military under compulsion.
3. A suitable title for the passage might be
Current status of women in US military
Current status of women in US teaching service
Current status of women in US air force.
Current status of women in US navy.
4. Which sentence is an incorrect one?
The difficulty is that women are likely to be trained for any direct combat operation.
The recent change to all-voluntary armed forces in US will produce a gradual increase in the proportion of women.
Opportunities seem certain to arise.
The difficulty is that women are unlikely to be trained for any direct combat operation.
5. It can be inferred from the passage that
Opportunities for women in military are certain to
The society encourages increased participation of women in direct combat.
(c)The Government sanctions equal pay for equal work.
The change to all-volunteer armed forces took place decline
Directions (Q.6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
There are eight persons A, C, D, M, P, Q, R and S living in a eight-storey building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 8. A lives on the sixth floor. M lives on the floor which is just above or just below D. There are three floors between the floor on which D and R live. C lives on an even-numbered floor and above D. Q lives exactly between P and M. R lives on the first floor.
6. How many persons live above the floor on which S lives?
7. Who among the following lives exactly between A and M?
None of these
8. Q lives on which of the following floors?
9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Who among the following does not belong to that group?
10. Which of the following statements are true?
P lives just below A's floor
M lives on the second floor
Q lives just above P floor
None is true
Ans.1 – a. The primary purpose of the passage his to present a reasoned prognosis of the status of women in the new United State all volunteer Armed forces
Ans.2 – c. It can be inferred from the passage that after the recent change some join willingly and some are forced.
Ans.3 – a. The suitable title for the passage might be current status of women in US military
Ans.4 – a. The difficulties that women are likely to be trained for any direct combat operation.
Ans.5 – c. It can be inferred from the passage that the government sanction equal pay for equal work.
Ans.6 – a. Only one person live above the floor on which S lives. ( See table )
Ans.7 – b. D lives exactly between A and M.
Ans.8 – c. Q lives on third floor.
Ans.9 – d. Except P, all others live on odd numbered floor.
Ans. 10 – c. Q lives just above P’s floor.
Revised and updated on September 3, 2021.