CSE Logic Reasoning Test

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This CSE Logic Reasoning test is comprised of 15 questions in multiple-choice format. But before that, let’s have a quick refresher about solving verbal logic. That is just in case you haven’t read our Civil Service Logical Reasoning Reviewer and Tutorial.

When taking the verbal logic portion of the CSC Eligibility test, you are usually provided with a passage of information. You are then required to evaluate a set of statements about that passage by selecting one of the following possible answers:

  • True (The statement follows logically from the information in the passage)
  • False (The statement is logically false from the information in the passage)
  • Cannot Say (Cannot determine whether the statement is true or false without further information)

CSE Logic Reviewer

The Civil Service Logic Exam is no different and will have you read a passage of text. After that, you need to assess whether a given statement related to that text is true, false, or if you cannot say. Some of these CSE Logic practice test questions will have long passages of text to read through and multiple questions per passage. Others may have very short passages, but only one or two questions on each. The way to approach them is identical: read the text carefully and thoroughly, and then assess the given statement.

Civil Service Exam Logic Mock Test

Here is the CSE Logic practice test I mentioned earlier. There is no time limit but I strongly suggest you put on a time limit for yourself. Doing so will get you accustomed to the time limitations when it comes to the actual Civil Service Logic Exam. Simply select one answer from the given choices and don’t forget to write it in a sheet of paper so you can check it later.

1. Nina bought a box of differently colored pens: blue, black, and red. How many least amount of pens would she need to take out of the box, without looking, to make sure that at least 5 are the same color?

  1. 10 pens
  2. 11 pens
  3. 12 pens
  4. 13 pens
  5. 14 pens

2. Jenny, who is one year minus one day older than Jannah, was born on January 1st, 2010. What date was Jannah born on?

  1. December 1st, 2011
  2. December 31st, 2008
  3. December 31st, 2009
  4. January 2nd, 2011
  5. December 31st, 2010

3.  Claudio has a taho route. Each morning, he delivers 37 glasses of taho to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the taho. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Eddy, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the taho for him.

Which of the following statements is true based on the given information?

  1. Claudio and Eddy live in the same neighborhood.
  2. It takes Eddy more than 50 minutes to deliver the taho.
  3. It is dark outside when Claudio begins his deliveries.
  4. Eddy would like to have his own taho route.

4. The Pacific yew is an evergreen tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific yew has a fleshy, poisonous fruit. Recently, taxol, a substance found in the bark of the Pacific yew, was discovered to be a promising new anticancer drug.

Which of the following statements is true based on the given information?

  1. Taxol is poisonous when taken by healthy people.
  2. Taxol has cured people of various diseases.
  3. People should not eat the fruit of the Pacific yew.
  4. The Pacific yew was considered worthless until taxol was discovered.
5. During the Civil Service Logic reviewer class, Mariana is sitting in the desk behind Jarred. Jarred is sitting in the desk behind Bentong. Bentong is sitting in the desk behind Mariana. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is?
  1. true
  2. false
  3. uncertain
6.  I. The Government has imported large quantities of rice as per trade agreement with other countries.

     II. The prices of rice in the domestic market have fallen sharply in recent months.

  1. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
  2. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
  3. Both statements I and II are independent causes
  4. Both statements I and II are effects of independent causes
  5. Both statements I and II are effects of some common cause
7. Only single parents can become members of the association.
     Many members of the association are officers.
     Some of the officers have been invited for lunch.
     If all three statements are facts, which of the statements below must also be a fact?
  1. All the members of the association have been invited to lunch.
  2. Some of the officers are not single parents.
  3. All single parents are members of the association.
  4. Only single parents have been invited to lunch.
8. If the quality of the CSE Logic Practice Test is decreased, sales will slump. If the price is increased, sales will slump. Either the price is increased or the quality is decreased, what can be concluded?
  1. The price will decrease
  2. The sales will slump
  3. The quality will increase
  4. The sales will soar
9. The principal at Mayabong National High School noticed that scores on science tests were lower this year than in previous years. Taking a CSE Logic Reasoning Test was not on their schedule. This year, however, all students took science courses during the first period of the school day; in years past, they had taken science during the final period of the day. Reasoning that the students perform better on science tests when they are fully awake, the principal concluded that test scores would be higher if science classes were moved to the end of the day.
The principal’s reasoning depends upon which of the following assumptions?
  1. It would be possible to realign the school’s schedule to accommodate having science classes in the afternoon.
  2. The quality of the teaching has little bearing on test scores.
  3. Students are more likely to be fully awake during the final period of the day than they are during the first period of the day.
  4. The science department started using new and unfamiliar curricular materials this year.
  5. Several schools similar to Mayabong National High School hold science classes in the afternoon.
10. Three ladies X, Y, and Z marry three men A, B, and C. X is married to A, Y is not married to an engineer, Z is not married to a doctor, C is not a doctor and A is a lawyer. Then which of the following statements is correct?
  1.  Y is married to C who is an engineer
  2. Z is married to C who is a doctor
  3. X is married to a doctor
  4. None of these
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Read the following passage and then answer the CSE Logic Reasoning Test questions no. 11-15.

Instituted in 1979 as a temporary measure to limit population growth, China’s one-child policy remains in force today and is likely to continue for another decade. China’s population control has attracted criticism because of the manner in which it is enforced, and also because of its social repercussions. Supporters of the Chinese government’s policy consider it a necessary measure to curb extreme over-population, which has resulted in a reduction of an estimated 300 million people in its first twenty years. Not only is a reduced population environmentally beneficial, but it also increases China’s per capita gross domestic product. The one-child policy has led to a disparate ratio of males to females – with abortion, abandonment, and infanticide of female infants resulting from a cultural preference for sons. Furthermore, Draconian measures such as forced sterilization are strongly opposed by critics as a violation of human reproduction rights. The one-child policy is enforced strictly in urban areas, whereas in provincial regions, fines are imposed on families with more than one child. There are also exemptions to the rules – for example, ethnic minorities. A rule also allows couples without siblings to have children – a provision applies to million of sibling-free adults now of child-bearing age.

11. China’s one-child policy increases the country’s wealth.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot say

12. The passage suggests that two-child families will dramatically increase, as sibling-free adults reach child-bearing age.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot say

13. The main criticism of China’s one-child policy is that it violates human rights.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot say

14. Families with more than one child are more common in China’s rural areas.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot say

15. The general preference among Chinese parents is for male babies.

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot say

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I hope you got at least 13 correct answers in this CSE Logic Reasoning test. If not, you can go back to reading this Civil Service Logic Reviewer for more tips and pointers.

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