Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

In each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and

Give answer

  • (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  • (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
  • (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

27. 

Question: Can Ritesh retire from office X in January 2006, with full pension benefits ?

Statements:

  1. Ritesh will complete 30 years of service in office X in April 2000 and desires to retire.
  2. As per office X rules, an employee has to complete minimum 30 years of service and attain age of 60. Ritesh has 3 years to complete age of 60.

[A]. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
[B]. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
[C]. Either I or II is sufficient
[D]. Neither I nor II is sufficient
[E]. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Clearly, the facts given in I and II contain two conditions to be fulfilled to get retirement and also indicate that Ritesh fulfills only one condition out of them.


Suman said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
But theres no indication as to how old he is right now? or what is the date today?

Anjali said: (Aug 11, 2013)  
There is no indication of full pension benefits in both the statements.

Tmtmtm said: (Oct 10, 2013)  
No current age is given. Also, no definition of how full pension benefits can be obtained. In addition, we have no idea if rules have changed at any given point.

Parag said: (Jan 30, 2014)  
The question is "Can he?".
And using both of these options we can say that he can't.
So basically, the question gets answered.

Sai said: (May 5, 2014)  
I think the answer should be B.

As from second statement alone we can say that ritesh has to wait three more years to retire.

Praveen said: (Oct 30, 2014)  
What there mentioned a year 2006 but in a conclusion it not mentioned how can we say both will required to get the answer.

Saji said: (Oct 31, 2014)  
Only second statement is enough, because to get the pension one need to satisfy two conditions, from second statement itself it is clear that second condition is not met by him.

Trishul said: (Jul 7, 2015)  
There are problems with statement as well as others have pointed out. First, there is no mention of full pension benefits in office X rules.

Second, it doesn't mention on which year Ritesh has 3 years to complete 60 years. (Seems 2006 is implied but we can't be sure).

Nihal said: (Oct 11, 2015)  
D is answer.

"II. As per office X rules, an employee has to complete minimum 30 years of service and attain age of 60".

Rules for what? Rules for retirement is not mentioned. We cannot assume in data sufficiency!

Shreyansh said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
Answer should be 'B' because the question is "can he". Which can be answered from both? This is the most common mistake being made in these kinds of questions.

Victor said: (Dec 28, 2018)  
Let me try to explain.

Conclusion: Today Ritesh age = 57.

Combine I and II, we know that in 2006, Ritesh's age >60, work > 30 years, fulfil office X rule.

Victor said: (Dec 18, 2019)  
Ritesh will complete 30 years of service in office X in April 2000.

The word "will" is very important.

It means date "now" is before April 2000 and at the moment Ritesh is age 60-3 = 57.

Sandipan Sarkar said: (Oct 5, 2020)  
In statement I, data is insufficient as no present age is given, just the experience!

Aniket said: (Jul 8, 2021)  
Statement 1 is not required here as it is mentioned in statement 2 that Ritesh is still 3 years remaining for 60 and this indicates that he cannot retire. Hence only statement 2 is sufficient.

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