Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 3)
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: "In order to bring punctuality in our office, we must provide conveyance allowance to our employees." - In charge of a company tells Personnel Manager.


  1. Conveyance allowance will not help in bringing punctuality.
  2. Discipline and reward should always go hand in hand.

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
Assumption I goes against the statement. So, it is not implicit. The allowance will serve as a reward to the employees and shall provoke them to come on time. So, II is implicit.
25 comments Page 1 of 3.

Vartika said:   4 years ago
But discipline n reward thing is nowhere mentioned. Then how it can be 2nd one? It should be neither I nor II.

Uha pralaya said:   9 months ago
I think option D is the right answer.

Ashish Upadhyaya said:   10 years ago
It should be D. The word ''always'' in statement II makes it very generalized. Also, as pointed out by others, this isn't about discipline and reward.

Kevin said:   5 years ago
I can accept D is not the right answer, and B is, given the context of an interview question. These are not just logic questions, but they are interview questions. The company wants an employee who will understand what the managers want them to do, and who want to do what their managers want them to do.

For example, be on time to work each day. When we think about "discipline" and "reward" on an interview question, it might well reflect that we are people who strongly recognize the importance of coming to work on time. It might well reflect that we are expected to treat our paycheck as a reward for complying with the mangers' wishes.

The main problem with the question is that the test is not named correctly, and it should be named Logical Employee Compliance Measurement, or some such.

Charan Rawat said:   6 years ago
D is correct answer as neither follows. Punctuality is minimum expected from all employees. Why a basic requirement of discipline be made subject to incentive?

Chitra said:   7 years ago
I too agree D is the correct answer because there is nothing to do with discipline and reward.

Saurabhpandey67 said:   7 years ago
Look guys, we have to see each statement from the eyes of the author of the statement and try to figure out which of the following he thought to be true which leaded him to write this statement.

1st option is against the statement and hence would have stopped the author from writing this.
2nd option talks about the discipline and reward always going hand in hand which totally satisfies the statement as he demanded this order in order to bring discipline.

So he is pretty sure hat this will definitely bring punctuality mark the word ALWAYS in option 2. Otherwise, you will not get the point.

Aniket sachan said:   8 years ago
It will be D because allowance can't be dealt with reward. And first one clearly violates statement.

Harshit sharma said:   8 years ago
I think 'neither' should have been the correct answer as the word BRING clearly indicates that punctuality is not there at present. And the reward of something is given when someone deserves it. So why should the employees be rewarded if they are not punctual? I think if the word MAINTAIN had been used instead of BRING then assumption '2' would have been correct.

VIKAS said:   8 years ago
Option D seems to be correct than B. Since discipline and punctuality are different.

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