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.

Ashish Upadhyaya said:   9 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.

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.

Ravindra said:   1 decade ago
Option D.

As conveneyance is provided only to help people so that they can come on time with. This have nothing to do with discipline.

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.

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.

Aniket sachan said:   7 years ago
It will be D because allowance can't be dealt with reward. And first one clearly violates statement.

Swapna gupta said:   1 decade ago
Do we have to accept the statement as it is written there, whether it concerns to reality or not ?

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

Shiva said:   1 decade ago
Because in 1st statemant they mention that 'will not' so that is aganist the statement.

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

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