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: During pre-harvest kharif season, the government has decided to release vast quantity of food grains from FCI.


  1. There may be a shortage of food grains in the market during this season.
  2. The kharif crop may be able to replenish the stock of FCI.
  3. There may be a demand from the farmers to procure kharif crop immediately after harvest.

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

Answer: Option A


Assumptions I and II provide the most probable reasons for the step taken by the government. So, both I and II are implicit. Since the foodgrains have been released during pre-harvest kharif season, it is evident that the next kharif crop would replenish the stock. So, III is also implicit.

Greg said: (Jun 4, 2014)  
Only I and II are valid because your use of English is wrong for assumption III. You are saying that the farmers will have demand for kharif. I think you may mean that there will be a "demand upon", or "demand of" the farmers by the government to get the farmers' harvest? Because why would there be a demand from the farmers to procure their own crop?

I think it would be better read as "The government may demand the farmers' kharif crop immediately after harvest. ", or, "There may be a demand for the farmers' crop right after harvest. ".

Sergio said: (Dec 16, 2015)  
There "may be" everything. Every sentence starting with "may" will be right.

Heenaj said: (Jun 7, 2017)  
Your explanation for option III talks about 'replenish the stock' which is option II. So, there seems to be an error or if you could explain the III option.

Binoy said: (Feb 20, 2020)  
Only one and two guys. The third one includes a word "after" which talks abouth the future, and when the assumption talks about the past or the future it is explicit.

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