100+ Statement and Assumptions Questions and Answers - 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 :
Unemployment allowance should be given to all unemployed Indian youth above 18 years of age.
Assumptions :
I. There are unemployed youth in India who need monetary support.
II. The government has sufficient funds to provide allowance to all unemployed youth.

(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

I directly follows from the statement and so is implicit. Also, the statement is a suggestion and does not tell about a government policy or its position of funds. So, II is not implicit.

Question: 2

Statement :
Apply nets on windows to prevent the entrance of mosquitoes in the house.
Assumptions :
I. The entering of mosquitoes from entrance other than window is desirable.
II. Nets are not available to apply on doors.

(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: D

The statement talks of a way to keep mosquitoes away. This means that entry of mosquitoes in the house is not desirable. So, I is implicit. Besides, the statement advises using nets on windows. So, nothing about the use of nets on doors, can be deduced. Thus, II is also not implicit.

Question: 3

Statement :
The party president has directed that no member of the party will give press briefing or interviews to governments and private T.V. channels about the discussion in scheduled meeting of the party.
Assumptions :
I. Party members will observe this directive of the president.
II. The general public will not come to know about the happenings in the scheduled meeting of the party.

(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 party president lays down the policies for its members. So, I is implicit. Also, when no party members would publicly reveal the happenings in the meeting, nobody will come to know. So, II is also implicit.

Question: 4

Statement :
The state government has decided to appoint four thousand primary school teachers during the next financial year.
Assumptions :
There are enough schools in the state to accommodate four thousand additional primary school teachers.
II. The eligible candidates may not be interested to apply as the government may not finally appoint such a large number of primary school teachers.

(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

Such decisions as given in the statement are taken only after taking taking the existing vacancies into consideration. So, I implicit while II isn’t.

Question: 5

Statement :
The regulatory authority has set up a review committee to find out the reasons for unstable stock prices.
Assumptions :
I. The investors may regain confidence in stock market by this decision.
II. The review committee has the expertise to find out the causes for volatility in the stock market.

(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, I mentions the aim for which the step talked about in the statement, has been undertaken while II mentions the essential requirement for it. So, both I and II are implicit.

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