100+ Statement and Assumption Questions for Bank Exams - 1

Question: 1

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit.
Statement :
All existing inequalities can be reduced, if not utterly eradicated, by action of governments or by revolutionary change of government.
Assumptions :
I. Inequality is a man made phenomenon.
II. No person would voluntarily part with what he possesses.

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if either I or II is implicit

(D) if neither I nor II is implicit and

(E) if both I and II are implicit

Ans: A

Since inequality can be reduced, it means that it is not natural but created. So, I is implicit. Nothing is mentioned about people's response. So, II is not implicit.

Question: 2

Statement :
If it is easy to become an engineer, I don't want to be an engineer.
Assumptions :
I. An individual aspires to be professional.
II. One desires to achieve a thing which is hard earned.

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if either I or II is implicit

(D) if neither I nor II is implicit and

(E) if both I and II are implicit

Ans: B

Clearly, nothing is mentioned about the professional nature of the job. So, I is not implicit. The statement hints that one rejects a thing that is easy to achieve. So, II is implicit.

Question: 3

Statement :
Apart from the entertainment value of television, its educational values cannot be ignored.
Assumptions :
I. People take television to be a means of entertainment only.
II. The educational value of television is not realised properly.

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if either I or II is implicit

(D) if neither I nor II is implicit and

(E) if both I and II are implicit

Ans: E

The statement makes the first assumption clear though educational value is not to be ignored. So, I is implicit. That the educational value must not be ignored also shows that educational value is not realised properly. So, II is also implicit.

Question: 4

Statement :
Sachin wrote to his brother at Bangalore to collect personally the application form from the University for the post graduation course in Mathematics.
Assumptions :
I. The University may issue application forms to a person other than the prospective student.
II. Sachin's brother may receive the letter well before the last date of collecting application forms.

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if either I or II is implicit

(D) if neither I nor II is implicit and

(E) if both I and II are implicit

Ans: E

Since Sachin has asked his brother to collect the form, it is evident that the university may issue the form to anybody and that Sachin's brother would receives the letter before the last date of collecting the forms. So, both I and II are implicit.

Question: 5

Statement :
Please consult us before making any decision on investment.
Assumptions :
I. You may take a wrong decision if you don't consult us.
II. It is important to take a right decision.

(A) if only assumption I is implicit

(B) if only assumption II is implicit

(C) if either I or II is implicit

(D) if neither I nor II is implicit and

(E) if both I and II are implicit

Ans: E

Clearly, the statement was spoken for fear that the other person may take a wrong decision. So, I is implicit. Again, the statement confirms that it is important to take the right decision so, II is also implicit.

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