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: The next meeting of the Governing Board of the Institute will be held after one year.


  1. The Institute will remain in function after one year.
  2. The Governing Board will be dissolved after one year.

[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 A


That the meeting of the Governing Board will be held after one year means the Institute will be functioning at that time. So, I is implicit. The Board cannot be dissolved at the time" when its meeting starts. So, II is not implicit.

Muthu said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
Is it implies that until the meeting is held the institute will not function?

Pavi said: (Mar 13, 2011)  
The 2nd statement tells thae the govt ll dissolve, but in statement they dint mean any thing like dissolving after 1 yr, they only said that meeting ll b held only after 1 yr.. so i think option A is correct. And it is implicit, coz option 2 information is not related with statement.

Xhero said: (Jul 18, 2014)  
But "after" the meeting, the institute might not be operative.

The question says "after" one year.

Naman said: (Aug 19, 2015)  
Answer must be d as the institute will remain in function after one year? What about till one year?

Chandresh Patel said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
Really?? Next meeting will be held after one year and board members could decide to shut down institute. If the question was about the function for this year than option A would have been the correct answer.

Hong said: (Aug 28, 2016)  
Somewhere along the lines, English words were not properly employed. The pronoun "for" should be used somewhere instead of "after".

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