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Passage Based Practice Paper on Drawing Inference

Passage Based Practice Paper on Drawing Inference

Passage Based Practice Paper on Drawing Inference

Directions for Q. No. 1 to 10 : Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions in the form of conclusions based on the passage.

Mark your answer as:

  • if the conclusion is definitely true,

  • if the conclusion is probably true,

  • if the data are inadequate to answer,

  • if the conclusion is probably false,

  • if the conclusion is definitely false.

Passage I :

According to trade estimates, the black pepper crop will be in the range of 75,000 to 90,000 tonnes during the pepper season from Nov, 2005 to Oct, 2006. The crop will thus be the double of that for 2004-05 season. Besides good monsoon, the record production is attributed to the crash programme launched in Kerala by the State Government last June. Although 80% of the country's total black pepper production is from Kerala, the yield per hectare is low at 300 kg as compared to 550 kg in Indonesia and 1,200 kg in Brazil.

1. India exports black pepper more than Brazil.

2. The black pepper crop during 2004-05 was about 30,000 tonnes.

3. In no other State in the country, black pepper yield is more than 300 kg per hectare.

4. The Central Government helped Kerala Government in implementing the crash programme.

5. Good water supply is needed for cultivating black pepper.


Passage II :​​ 

From the beginning of the new year, the good news continues on the economic front. Following on the heels of encouraging GDP growth figures for the second quarter, we now have happy tiding on the trade-front as well. November 2002 saw the country's exports record a healthy 16% increase compared to the corresponding period last year. With this, the growth rate in exports for the first eight months of the current fiscal now stands at a robust 16%. Of course, part of the reason for this apparently encouraging performance is because the base effect exports actually fell 0.8% during 2000-2001. But that is only part of the reason. For the rest, recovery in global trade and to give credit where it is due, concerted efforts by exporters have played no small role.

6. The percentage growth in exports during 2002-2003 was mainly due to the decreased volume of exports during 2001-02.

7. The efforts put in by the Indian exporters were comparatively less than their counterparts in developed countries.

8. There has been substantial increase in the extent of trade all over the world during the last financial year.

9. During 2001-02, the quantum of country's exports was about three-fourth of that in 2002-03.

10. There has been consistent drop in quantum of exports during last three years.

Answer Key

Ans.1 – c. Data given in the passage is inadequate because nothing has been discussed regarding the comparative export figures between India and Brazil.

Ans.2 – e. Conclusion is definitely false because the lowest estimated production in 1989-90 is 75,000 tones, double that of 1988–89. Hence, the production of 1988-89 will be more than 30,000 tonnes.

Ans.3 – b. Conclusion is probably true because the state of Kerala has dominated in black pepper production.

Ans.4 – c. Data is inadequate to say anything about Central help to Kerala for the black pepper production.

Ans.5 – a. It is given in the passage that good monsoon has attributed to the good production of the black pepper, hence, the conclusion is definitely true.

Ans.6 – e. It is clearly mentioned that the decreased volume of exports during 2001-02 is not the main reason for the percentage growth in exports during 2002-03.

Ans.7 – c. Such type of comparison is not given in the passage.

Ans.8 – a. From the last line of the passage, it is clear that the inference is definitely true.

Ans.9 – b. Inference is probably true.

Ans.10 – e. Inference is probably false.

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