SBI 2004 PO


Below is given a passages followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth of falsity.

The performance of Indian agriculture is largely dependent on amount of rainfall across the country. A substantive part of the cultivable land is dependent on irrigation which is directly related to monsoon. However, agriculture and allied activities account for less than even one-fourth of the total GDP. The component of the manufacturing sector that depends on agriculture for the supply of intermediates is not very high, which suggests that the structure of industrialisation has changed over the years. Several components of the tertiary sector that are crucial for the growth of the rest of the economy have grown sizeably, thanks to IT and BPO. So it is less likely that aggregate economic growth will be adversely affected if rainfall is scanty. Yet a somewhat different picture emerges if we look deeper into the matter. Still, a very significant chunk of the population and work forces depends on agriculture for its livelihood. A decline in agriculture reduces per capita food availability, which in turn, pulls down the standard of living.

Question 1

Agro based activities constitute more than 25 per cent of GDP in India.

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Question 2

The industrialisation process had undergone significant changes over the past few decades.

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Question 3

Non-industrial and non-agricultural sector activities have considerably grown over the past few years.

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Question 4

Weak monsoon have adverse effect on GDP even though non-agricultural sector activities may continue to be the same.

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Question 5

Manufacturing sector no longer depends on agricultural sector.

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In the following question, the symbols @, %, $, # and $$\star$$ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:

‘P $ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’
‘P $$\star$$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true ?

Question 6

Statements: M $$\star$$ T, T $ K, K # D
Conclusions: I. D % M II. M $$\star$$ K

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Question 7

Statements: R @ J, M # J, D $$\star$$ M
Conclusion: I. D $$\star$$ J II. R # M

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Question 8

Statements: F $ M, N @ M, N % W
Conclusions: I. F # N II. N % F

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Question 9

Statements: B # J, J @ D, F $ D
Conclusions: I. B # F II. F $$\star$$ B

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Question 10

Statements: Z % T, T $$\star$$ N, H $ N
Conclusion: I. H $$\star$$ Z II. T $$\star$$ H

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