Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

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: Highly brilliant and industrious students do not always excel in the written examination.


  1. The written examination is good mainly for mediocre students.
  2. The brilliant and industrious students cannot always write good answers in the exam

[A]. Only assumption I is implicit
[B]. Only assumption II is implicit
[C]. Either I or II is implicit
[D]. Neither I nor II is implicit
[E]. Both I and II are implicit

Answer: Option B


II explains the fact given in the statement and so is implicit. Nothing about 'mediocre students' is mentioned in or can be deduced from the given statement. So, I is not implicit.

Apdz said: (Jul 2, 2011)  
How can B be correct as the question mentions "written examinations" and II mentions "exam" which doesn't have to be written....

Bhushan said: (Sep 6, 2012)  
How can we assume it directly that "The brilliant and industrious students cannot always write good answers in the exam" ..is there any survey conducted on it??

Ali said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
The statement is saying about "to excel " and the conclusion is for " good answers ". Hence if a brilliant and industrious student may not excel but can write an good exam. So I think Statement II is also wrong. And answer should be "D".

What say guys?

Ammu said: (Dec 27, 2015)  
It is not the fact that brilliant student cannot excel in written exam. It is all because of their ability whether they can or cannot. So D is correct. Am I right.

Bindhu said: (Apr 22, 2016)  
How can we say that brilliant students cannot write good answers? Answer should be D.

Nko said: (Jun 10, 2016)  
Yes, the answer should be option D.

Akn said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
The answer should be D.

Vini said: (Jan 22, 2021)  
B is correct as it is mentioned "write in exam" that means written exam. In the given statement it is mentioned excellent student do not always do well in written exam which implies "good student not always do well/write good in exam.

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