# Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

Below in each of the questions are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statements. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.

• (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
• (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
• (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
• (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
• (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

2.

Statements:

1. The meteorological Department has issued a statement mentioning deficient rainfall during monsoon in many parts of the country.
2. The Government has lowered the revised estimated GDP growth from the level of earlier estimates.
Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.
Explanation:
Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
Discussion:
14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Cleavland said:   2 years ago
Thanks for explaining @Haris.
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Akshay said:   4 years ago
Well, 2 causes can have a common effect. We are not here to find a variety of causes, we just have to focus on the cause-effect relationship of given statements, which in this case is there. Hence A is right.
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Junaid said:   4 years ago
I think A should be the right answer.
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Raju said:   4 years ago
Right, I agree, @Tarun.

Sanjana said:   7 years ago
I feel that they are related i.e as in its because of less rainfall the govt is changing its GDP target. As it would be unrealistic to set a high GDP when the production is surely gonna be low.
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Tarun said:   8 years ago
In statement 1 deficient rainfall might be occur in non agriculture area. So production does not suffer. And does not affect the growth of GDP.
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I think 1 is cause and the second one is effect. GDP is money value of all goods and services produced in the country and due to less rainfall there may be decrease in the production, which ultimately would result in low GDP.

Sanjeev mishra said:   1 decade ago
One must not take assumptions of one's own.
Answer must be based on the given condition,and clearly both are independent of each other, i.e rainfall and GDP(don't make wild assumptions of rainfall with GDP, lolz).
Then, to check whether they are cause or effect?
It's the effect,because govt. lowered gdp rate after some cause like inflation, recession,etc.
Obviously, it's an effect.

Good, am happy many are confused.Hope many like you must be apperaring for exams like CAT, or Civil services, just kidding.
Improve reading skills and concentrate more!
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