Passage Conclusion Practice Paper for CLAT

Passage Conclusion Practice Paper for CLAT

Directions for Q. No. 1 to 5​​ : 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

​​ Data available from the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) compares, separately for boys and girls, the average height recorded during 1979 with the average for the period 1974-79 at different ages in the 10 States covered by the NNMB survey. The 1979 height turns out to be neither uniformly higher nor uniformly lower than the 1974-79 average height at ages 2,5 and 9 in most of the States. However, the comparison at age 13 is more meaningful as it represents the cumulative result of childhood growth. At the age of 13 years, the average height recorded for boys in 1979 is lower than the average for 1974-79 in only one State, Karnataka. For girls at the average height recorded in 1979 turns out to be lower than the 1974-79 average in four States-Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In all other States, the 1979 average was greater than or equal to the 1974-79 average.

1. There are only two institutes - NIN and NNMB which have collected data on average height.

2. The data from Karnataka was collected by both NIN and NNMB.

3. In Karnataka, the average age recorded in 1979 for both boys and girls was lower than that for 1974-79.

4. More States indicated higher average in 1979 as compared to that of 1974-79.

5. Both the Institutes NIN and NNMB collected data fromb10 States only.

 

Directions (Q. 6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing south but not necessarily in the same order. G does not sit at any ends of the line. B sits second to the right of D. H sits second to the left of F. A sits third to the left of C and second to the right of E. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.

6. In which of the following pairs is only one person sitting between them?

  • F,E

  • D, A

  • G, E

  • H, B

7. Who among the following sits third to the right of E?

  • G

  • H

  • D

  • C​​ 

8. What is the position of G with respect to A?

  • Second to the right

  • Third to the left

  • Immediate right

  • Fourth to the right

9. Who among the following sits exactly between E and A?

  • G

  • H

  • D

  • F

10. Who among the following sit at the extreme ends of the line?

  • H,B

  • E,B

  • F, G

  • G, E

 

Answer key

Ans.1 – c. It is not given in the passage that there are only two institutes. There can also be more than two institutes. So, data is inadequate.

Ans.2 – a. It is given in the passage that data from Karnataka were collected by both the institutes. So, the conclusion is definitely true.

Ans.3 – e. The last line of the passage indicates that the height of girls is not lower in Karnataka.

Ans.4 – a. It is very clear from the last line of the passage.

Ans.5 – c. It is not given in the passage that institutes - NIN and NNMB collected data from 10 States only.

Ans. 6 – b. One person sitting between D & A.

Ans.7 –a. ​​ G sits third to the right of E.

Ans.8 – c. G is immediate right of A.

Ans. 9 – d. F sits exactly between E and A.

Ans.10 – a. H & B sits at the extreme ends of the line.

 

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