Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 19)
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: Modern man influences his destiny by the choice he makes unlike in the past.


  1. Earlier there were fewer options available to man.
  2. There was no desire in the past to influence the destiny.
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, I directly follows from the statement while II cannot be deduced from it.
18 comments Page 2 of 2.

Raghu Mahajan said:   7 years ago
Yeah, answer should be D.

Hong said:   7 years ago
How is it possible that Conclusion 1 is the answer? Even though the assertion might be true on it own, it doesn't fit what we are trying to do here. D is the answer. A is completely made up, and WRONG!

Sarita said:   7 years ago
How can you say that earlier man doesn't influence there destiny by choices.

So I will go with option D.

Kriti said:   8 years ago
According to me D is the answer because nothing conclusion is mentioned in statement.

Brink said:   8 years ago
D is the only logical conclusion. Whoever made this is a *beep*. There's nothing inside the statement that in anyway could suggest people had less choices.

Intellect said:   8 years ago
D is my choice, conclusion 1 is too specific and out of frame!

Vidya said:   9 years ago
I totaly go with option 'D'.

They have not mention anything like option in the statement. There may be other reasons also.

Sam roy said:   10 years ago
From the statement it can be concluded that earlier, men did not influence their destiny by the choices they had made.

It is not mentioned whether there were few options available to them.

So, how A is the answer?

Answer should be D, since nothing about the desire in the past is mentioned.

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