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 2 of 3.

Sindo said:   8 years ago
We want to always consider the statement as a true fact even though it is totally wrong.

So here according to the statement 1st one does not follow and 2nd one even though it is wrong really, we want to take it as a true based on the statement given [blindly trust the statement as true].

Gunjan chopra said:   8 years ago
Can you please tell why statement 2 is implicit?

In the main statement, the author is nowhere talking about discipline and all. Please explain.

Shreevatsa said:   8 years ago
Can you explain how statement 2 is implicit?

Vijayakumar.v said:   1 decade ago
Can anyone explain why 1st assumption is not implicit. It also talks about the statement. Please help me out.

Uddeshya said:   9 years ago
From my opinion also option D should be correct.

Were it the case that, conveyance allowance will be given on punctuality basis then option B would have made sense. But clearly that is not the case here.

Jaydev said:   10 years ago
Option D is correct. As rightly shorted out by Ravindra and Ali, conveyance allowance has nothing to do with discipline and it is not a reward to employees.

Ali said:   10 years ago
By the way can someone tell me how conveyance allowance is can be called as a reward to employee? As it is for all it may be received by someone who often comes late.

Katrina said:   1 decade ago
I agree with @Ravindra and @Harshal. The statement doesn't say anything about discipline or what happens to the employees who are late. Also, the statement only mentions one topic-- conveyance allowance-- so it can't be said that discipline and reward ALWAYS go hand in hand if the statement is only talking about one particular issue.

Harshal said:   1 decade ago
I agree with @Ravindra the statement 2 is too strong cannot be said to be implicit.

Napoleon said:   1 decade ago
It may or may not bring punctuality so Option 2 alone is implicit.

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