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.
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Vishal said:   6 years ago
I think 1st assumption can also be taken.

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

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.

Shahnawaz Ishaq said:   6 years ago
I think D is the correct answer since both are not implicit.

Shivani said:   5 years ago
Sir can you please explain to us. Why the option 2is implicit and not the option 1?

Bhavana said:   5 years ago
It should be neither implicit according to the question.

Akki said:   4 years ago
According to me, the Second is implicit.

Sonam said:   4 years ago
Agree, it should be neither implicit.

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.

Surya said:   3 years ago
Not able to understand. Thanks.

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.

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