Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions, decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement and choose your answer accordingly.


Statement: Pramod decided to get the railway reservation in May, for the journey he wants to make in July, to Madras.


  1. The railways issues reservations two months in advance.
  2. There are more than one trains to Madras.
  3. There will be vacancy in the desired class.

[A]. Only I is implicit
[B]. Only II and III are implicit
[C]. Only I and III are implicit
[D]. All are implicit
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option A


Clearly, since Pramod decides to get the reservation in May for the journey in July, so I is implicit. The number of trains to Madras or the position of vacancies in different classes cannot be deduced from the given statement. So, neither II nor III is implicit.

Sravan said: (Feb 2, 2013)  

Nikhil said: (May 9, 2013)  
Option C seems appropriate.

Since he wishes to have advance reservation one of the underlying assumption was to get reservation so there has to be the basis that seats might be empty.

Ritesh Kasat said: (Jul 22, 2013)  
The first statement is not implicit.

If some railway system reserves tickets 3 months in advance.

Then also pramod can book ticket 2 months in advance before he actually travels.

Onkar Desai said: (Jan 9, 2014)  
I agree with @Nikhil. Option C seems more valid and correct. He is booking the ticket under the assumption that seat is empty.

Ssejy said: (Nov 22, 2015)  
The reservations are not necessarily accepted 2 months in advance as the dates were not specified. Pramod may have been making his reservations only 5 or 6 weeks ahead of his journey. I stand by my original answer that E is correct!

Edmond Mugisha said: (Mar 30, 2016)  
None of these because Pramod "decided" not that he had to.

Sabarinath S said: (Jun 28, 2016)  

I think we should not consider those, what matters is what Pramod thinks or Author thinks.

If Pramod knows there are no seats available he won't make a train as an option. Here it clearly says "decided by Pramod".

So Pramod assumes sets are available. III is also implicit. It supports the Statement.

Atrayi said: (Oct 9, 2016)  
Option 1 is not implicit. Nowhere it is given that reservation windows start from xyz time.

Prasanta said: (Aug 6, 2018)  
The option should be none of this because only assumption 3 agrees.

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