Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

Give answer

  • (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
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.


Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so.


  1. At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn.
  2. The schools do not admit children after six years of age.

[A]. Only assumption I is implicit
[B]. Only assumption II is implicit
[C]. Either I or II is implicit
[D]. Neither I nor II is implicit
[E]. Both I and II are implicit

Answer: Option A


Since the statement talks of putting the child in school at the age of 5, it means that the child is mentally prepared for the same at this age. So, I is implicit. But nothing about admission after 6 years of age is mentioned in the statement. So, II is not implicit.

Lll said: (Dec 24, 2010)  
What is meant by implicit how to analyse this questions?

Vicky said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
Statement talks about desirability of putting a child in school.

Therefore it is assumed that child has reached the the age where he is ready to learn.

Negating 2nd Assumption we have "School do admit students after 6 Years of age. ".

If it be the case still one can talk of putting the child in school at the age of 5 years.

So the two are independent and not related anyway.

Therefore II is not an assumption.

Jimy said: (Mar 8, 2014)  
At the age of 5 the child is vehemently ready to learn and being the period of discovery I support A as an implicit by guys you need to educate us how to make such conclusions.

Shashanka S said: (Mar 29, 2016)  
At that age means which age?

Ram said: (Jul 16, 2016)  
School does not admit after 6 years of the case is a general case which doesn't need to be dealt with the statements and hence IInd is explicit, whereas 1 is implicit because this is only the age at which child is mentally prepared to join the school.

Priya said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
Here only 1 statement is implicit as at very early age the child reaches the level of development and able to understand things but fixation of 6 years in a general case in not possible. So, 2 do not follow.

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