Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 16)
Directions to Solve

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.

Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Neither I nor II is implicit
Both I and II are implicit
Answer: Option
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.
31 comments Page 1 of 4.

Sahil said:   6 years ago
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.

Nivedita Chauhan said:   1 decade ago
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.

SIDDHARTH CHANDEL said:   7 years ago
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.

Ram said:   10 years ago
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.

Brainy said:   3 years ago
It should be the only D as both the assumptions are explicit and irrelevant to the statement given. The notice didn't mention anything that lift may not be able to carry loads to lower grounds neither it talks about any right to use lift here.

Ekene odo said:   4 years ago
Both are implicit. The instruction is a polite one which could be a result of technical issues for statement 1 or that It could be that the provision and use of lift are not for everyone. Either for special persons or Senior officials.

Damini said:   9 years ago
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.

Sophie said:   1 decade ago
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.

Sindhura Ravikumar said:   9 years ago
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".

Sundram kumar said:   9 years ago
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.

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