Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 34)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statements: To cultivate interest in reading, the school has made it compulsory from June this year for each student to read two books per week and submit a weekly report on the books.


  1. Interest in reading can be created by force.
  2. Some students will eventually develop interest in reading.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
Clearly, the new scheme intends to develop interest in reading by incorporating the habit in their routine. So, only II follows while I does not.
14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Gokul said:   1 year ago
According to the statement, the word compulsory is used.

So conclusion, 1 follows And conclusion 2 also follows. So, the answer is option E.

Akash dubey said:   2 years ago
Agree @Ankita.

Ankita said:   2 years ago
I think the answer should be D.

Generation interest by reading 2 books a week which is made compulsory will not make them like reading. And ofcourse I is out of question. So, it should be D.

Shiv said:   2 years ago
Here mentioned the term "compulsory" means some may not like reading books eventually it is kind of force so option E may be correct.

Kamali said:   3 years ago
The answer should be E.

Rakesh said:   5 years ago
"Some students will eventually develop an interest in reading", it is a response by students. The above can be assumed but cannot be concluded. i.e, on an assumption that the students will develop an interest in reading, the school has enforced reading two books per week.

Ridhima said:   7 years ago
I think the Answer should be E because of the word compulsory.

DANY RAJ said:   7 years ago
The intention might be to generate interest. But the result of the exercise is unknown. We cannot deduce that interest has been generated in all or some students by this method. It is also possible that the interest is not generated. So D is the answer.

Sameer said:   7 years ago
You have to take the statement given as completely true and it says that it is compulsory for them to read 2 books in a week and that is done to cultivate interest in reading compulsory itself makes it a forceful mean. And if the statement is true then it implies that interest in reading can be cultivated by force.

Vignesh said:   8 years ago
Reading the compulsory is also mean the force the students into reading. So E must be answer.

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