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: Please do not use lift while going down - an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building.


  1. While going down, the lift is unable to carry any load.
  2. Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.

[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 B


The statement requests people not to use lift while moving down. This implies that the lift may be used to move up and the request has been made so that more people can use the lift for ascending which would otherwise cause more physical stress than going down the stairs. So, only II is implicit.

The Scientist said: (Jan 14, 2011)  
I m not able to get this right.

Nitin said: (Mar 10, 2012)  
Neither is implicit.

Nivedita Chauhan said: (Apr 27, 2013)  
I am not at all satisfied with the explanation. According to me lift can be used for both ascending and descending purpose. And the statement has no mention about the right to use it. If such instruction has been put, this simply implies that there must be some technical problem. So assumption 2nd is implicit.

Ritima said: (Oct 23, 2013)  
Why is the first statement not implicit?

Sophie said: (Jan 16, 2014)  
BOTH ARE NOT IMPLICIT according to me. Since the instruction" Please do not use lift while going down" is actually asking not to do so so matter of right and lift's endurance while coming down are not implied.

Ram said: (Jul 10, 2014)  
I say A is implicit since due to some maintenance or some problems the lift is unable to carry load while going down. It could be possible and since lift is provided in the bldg. There is no need to specify as a luxury or provision. It is there for the people to use.

Learner said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
Answer is D in all facets. Common how can we assume any thing related to rights and stuff when theres no mention of it. !

Sundram Kumar said: (Oct 17, 2014)  
Answer D should be write as per the question because first one is clear that it not implicit but for the second statement the word 'right' does no make any sense in using lift.

Prasanna said: (Oct 20, 2014)  
Nothing is mentioned about the right and hence 1 implicit.

Vicky said: (Nov 28, 2014)  
Is there a way to ask moderators who wrote these explanations check the doubt given a lot of people are getting answer D.

Sindhura Ravikumar said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Please don't use lift while going down -primary function of statement is to stop unwanted weight carrying. Descending required to be done on effort basis. It is the "expectation".

Damini said: (Aug 28, 2015)  
If lift is able to pull up the load, it can be used for descending as well. So there is no technical issue as such, or it would be rather closed than still operating. Statement two days, it rather for facility. Which makes sense.

Priyali said: (Oct 10, 2015)  
I believe the answer should be (D) Neither is implicit. Because nothing is mentioned that supports the 2nd assumption.

Sahil said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
It should be (D) neither implicit.

Erf said: (Nov 4, 2015)  
Absolutely true, neither is implicit.

Gunjan Chopra said: (May 30, 2016)  
Please explain why it is option B?

Akshay said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
Neither is implicit, the statement doesn't clearly or indirectly states and reason for not to use the lift while going down, so option D should be the answer.

Aniket said: (Dec 2, 2016)  
Option D is 100% correct answer.

Siddharth Chandel said: (Sep 18, 2017)  
Neither Assumption is Implicit.

"Lift provision is matter of facility not a right"is a superfluous statement.

Had the Assumption 2 been : Need for lift facility is more for People moving to Upper floors than those going to bottom.

2nd statement could have followed.

Aku said: (Oct 25, 2017)  
I don't understand why one is not implicit and what is the meaning of second assumption?

Vishal said: (May 29, 2018)  
I think 1st assumption can also be taken.

I am not getting the meaning of 2nd assumption. So please anyone explain me.

Sahil said: (Jul 21, 2018)  
Statement II is implicit:

Providing a lift by a building is a facility to people going in the building. Thus, it is the right of owner to allow ascending or descending or none. Thus, 2 is implicit. (It isn't our right to go and use any lift in buildings without authority!)

The statement I is implicit:

There has to be a technical issue with the lift during descending. Thus, for safety purposes, the note mentions not to use it for descending purpose.

Shahnawaz Ishaq said: (Nov 15, 2018)  
I think D is the correct answer since both are not implicit.

Shivani said: (Nov 1, 2019)  
Sir can you please explain to us. Why the option 2is implicit and not the option 1?

Bhavana said: (Dec 23, 2019)  
It should be neither implicit according to the question.

Akki said: (May 13, 2020)  
According to me, the Second is implicit.

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