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 3 of 3.

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

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?

Kevin said:   4 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.

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:   6 months ago
I think option D is the right answer.

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