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|Logical Reasoning: Introduction, Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning, Structure of Arguments, Venn Diagram & Analytical Reasoning||UPDATED! |
This is now complete. Let me know if you see some challenging questions!
UGC-NET syllabus for General
paper Logical Reasoning is quite vast (Verbal analogies for e.g.) and ambiguous
(Applied analogy). Evaluating logical validity of statements and arguments can
be attempted and can be solved using Venn Diagrams and rule of elimination.
Questions on Venn diagrams itself is very elementary and is a sure give away,
so go and attempt it.
Questions asking for definition or true/false of
statements can get very tricky and ambiguous. For e.g. the statement "A
cogent argument must be inductively strong." asked in 2012 UGC-NET is in
fact true, while the answer key identifies it as false. Questions from this
section are seemingly being prepared by a group who refer some unheard of books
-presumably authored in-house and flimsy. Compare with Quantitative and Verbal
Reasoning sections of GRE; no-nonsense straightforward and non-ambiguous;it's high time for UGC question setters to remove ambiguity from the test.
line: Attempt questions that you are very sure of.
Questions based on Venn diagrams are very elementary and candidates should
definitely attempt those. Never attempt tricky questions asking for
definition/declare "true or false" of some definitions etc.