Statement and Conclusion


Direction: 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

  1. Statement:
    The Chief minister of state A expressed serious concern over the 32 per cent drop-out rate in government schools.
    Conclusions :
    I. There is a growing concern in state A over the flight of students from schools.
    II. State A is trying all out to increase its literacy rate.











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    The serious concern by the State chief clearly indicates that there is concern over the decreasing attendance in school. Hence I follows. But II can't be concluded.
    Not all concerns of the politicians get translated into endeavours.

    Correct Option: A

    The serious concern by the State chief clearly indicates that there is concern over the decreasing attendance in school. Hence I follows. But II can't be concluded.
    Not all concerns of the politicians get translated into endeavours.


  1. Statement:
    It is time for the bureaucrats to mould their approach from negative energy to positive energy.
    Conclusions :
    I. Bureaucracy is mired in red-tape and empire-building.
    II. As a permanent executive of modern democracies, bureaucrats can change the dynamics of our society.











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    From the given statement we can't specify or define negative energy and positive energy. Hence I does not follow . II may be an assumption, but it certainly is not a conclusion.

    Correct Option: D

    From the given statement we can't specify or define negative energy and positive energy. Hence I does not follow . II may be an assumption, but it certainly is not a conclusion.



  1. Statement:
    Declaration of strike by teachers at the time of paper evaluation has become an incurable disease and a great threat to the government.
    Conclusions :
    I. Paper evaluation is the most important business of teachers.
    II. Teachers are always in search of opportunity to get their demands fulfilled.











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    Why do teachers declare their strike only at the time of paper evaluation? It can be concluded that paper evaluation is the most important business of teachers. Hence I follows. The phrase incurable disease used in the statement confirms II. Hence II follows.

    Correct Option: E

    Why do teachers declare their strike only at the time of paper evaluation? It can be concluded that paper evaluation is the most important business of teachers. Hence I follows. The phrase incurable disease used in the statement confirms II. Hence II follows.


  1. Statement:
    The pollution-related problems made the people of country X realise that while economic growth was important, environment conservation was also necessary.
    Conclusions :
    I. Initially, the people of country 'X' concentrated only on economic growth of the country.
    II. Economic growth has been achieved at the cost of environmental balance.











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    The worsening of pollution-related problems accompanied by economic growth confirms conclusion II . And this automatically confirms I. (This imbalance is only because of lack of lack of awareness of the people of the country X.)

    Correct Option: E

    The worsening of pollution-related problems accompanied by economic growth confirms conclusion II . And this automatically confirms I. (This imbalance is only because of lack of lack of awareness of the people of the country X.)



  1. Statement:
    In India, most women see their dowry as the only share they will get in their parental property. What they object to are only extortionist demands.
    Conclusions :
    I. Indian women do not have any share in their parental property.
    II. Extortionist demand by the bridegroom 's side is a common practice in Indian society.













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    I does not follow because we can't infer about the legal status from a particular perception. As the stray incidents of extortionist demands of dowry cannot be generalised, conclusion II is not correct.

    Correct Option: D

    I does not follow because we can't infer about the legal status from a particular perception. As the stray incidents of extortionist demands of dowry cannot be generalised, conclusion II is not correct.