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 2 of 4.

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".

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.

PRIYALI said:   9 years ago
I believe the answer should be (D) Neither is implicit. Because nothing is mentioned that supports the 2nd assumption.

Sahil said:   9 years ago
It should be (D) neither implicit.

ERF said:   9 years ago
Absolutely true, neither is implicit.

Gunjan chopra said:   8 years ago
Please explain why it is option B?

Akshay said:   8 years ago
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:   8 years ago
Option D is 100% correct answer.

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.

Aku said:   7 years ago
I don't understand why one is not implicit and what is the meaning of second assumption?

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