Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

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: The Minister questioned the utility of the space research programme and suggested its replacement by other areas of felt national needs.


  1. Exploring the space does not contribute to critical national needs.
  2. Research should be oriented to national needs.

[A]. Only conclusion I follows
[B]. Only conclusion II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option E


Clearly, the statement stresses on the fact that heeding to national needs is much more important than space research programmes, which stray the concerned authorities from the former. So, both I and II follow.

Archit said: (Jan 4, 2014)  
Other is given in other areas of felt national needs 1 is wrong.

Vivek said: (Jun 2, 2016)  
Research and innovation in the field of space are a national need and other developed countries doing the same.

As per minister view, II is right but in the case of I his opinion is not factually correct.

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