Directions: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
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- Question 1 of 20
Statement : Many people fell ill after consuming meal at a wedding reception and were rushed to the nearby govt. and private hospitals.
- I. The relatives of the affected people may refuse to take them to the Govt. hospitals.
- II. The nearby hospitals may be able to attend to all the affected people.
Assumption II is implicit because assuming this affected people were rushed to nearby hospitals. Assumption II is not an assumption.
- Question 2 of 20
Statement : The govt. has recently announced incentive package for setting up new business ventures in the rural areas and promised uninterrupted power supply to all the units.
- I. The govt. may be able to supply adequate power to all such units.
- II. People living in the rural areas may welcome the govt. decision.
Assumption I is clearly implicit because there is no reason to doubt government’s ability. Assuming II the government has announced the incentive package.
- Question 3 of 20
Statement : The municipal authority blocked movement of traffic in and around the temple during the main festival day.
- I. Very large number of devotees may visit the temple during the main festival day.
- II. People travelling to the areas near the temple may postpone their journey by a day unless they have very urgent work in that area.
Assuming I the municipal authority blocked movement of traffic in and around the temple. Assumption II is not an assumption. It is more like an inference.
- Question 4 of 20
Statement : The government has instructed all the private schools in the city to maintain the current fees for at least two more years.
- I. The authorities of private schools may not follow the govt. instruction as they are not dependent on govt. funds.
- II. The parents of the students of private schools of the city may still be eager to pay higher fees.
Government’s instructions cannot be defied by the private schools. So assumption I is not implicit. Assumption II makes no sense.
- Question 5 of 20
Statement : The municipal authority has decided to demolish the old bridge on a busy road for constructing a new flyover.
- I. The traffic department may be able to divert movement of vehicles through alternate roads.
- II. The people travelling in the nearby areas may demonstrate to protest against the authority’s decision.
Assumption I is clearly implicit. Assumption II is not implicit because new flyover will be of people’s interest.
- Question 6 of 20
Statement : Mohan requested his mother to arrange for food for about thirty persons as he invited all his friends to celebrate his birthday.
- I. Most of Mohan’s friends may come to his house on his birthday.
- II. There may not be more than thirty who may attend Mohan’s birthday party.
Those who are invited are assumed to come. So assumption I is implicit. Only those are expected to come who are invited. So assumption II is also implicit.
- Question 7 of 20
Statement : A very large number of aspiring students applied for admission to the professional courses run by the renowned college in town.
- I. All the applicants may be able to get admission to the college.
- II. The admission process adopted by the renowned college may be fair to all the applicants.
A college takes admission as per the number of seats available for the course. So assumption I is not implicit. Since the college is renowned, admission process must be fair. So assumption II is implicit.
- Question 8 of 20
Statement : The state administration banned gathering of more than fifty people at any place during the visit of foreign dignitaries to the city.
- I. People may avoid gathering at any place in the city during the period of visit of foreign dignitaries.
- II. Many people may ignore the prohibitory orders and gather to get a glimpse of the dignitaries.
Any instruction or order is given assuming its implementation by the concerned persons. So only assumption I is implicit.
- Question 9 of 20
Statement : The Govt. decided to levy toll tax of Rs. 100/- for every vehicle using the super highway connecting the two big cities of the state.
- I. Majority of the vehicles traveling between these two cities may not use the super highway.
- II. Govt. may not be able to recover the cost incurred for constructing the super highway from the toll tax collection.
The Govt. would not have levied toll tax if there were such possibility. So assumption I is not implicit. Toll tax is levied assuming recovery of cost. So assumption II is also not implicit.
- Question 10 of 20
Statement : The teachers of all the degree colleges went on an indefinite strike in protest against the Govt.’s decision for postponing pay revision to next year.
- I. The Govt. may suspend all the striking teachers.
- II. The Govt. may revise the pay of the college teachers in the current year.
Teachers have gone on to indefinite strike assuming II. So only assumption II is implicit.
- Question 11 of 20
Statement : Many organizations have switched over to online mode of examinations.
- I. Candidates from all parts of the country may be well versed using computers.
- II. On-line mode of examinations helps in recruiting more capable personnel.
Assuming I organisations have switched over to on-line mode of examina-tions. Only well versed in computers can appear in on-line examinations. On-line mode of examination is no guarantee of choosing more capable personal. So II is not implicit.
- Question 12 of 20
Statement : Government has decided to relocate all the factories from the city with immediate effect to reduce the pollution.
- I. Pollution in the city is being caused only because of the factories existing there.
- II. People may be able to manage travelling daily to the relocated factories.
Assumition I is not implicit because of the word ‘only’ . Assumption II is implicit because unless people manage travelling to the relocated factories, all new personnels will be required.
- Question 13 of 20
Statement : The government announced a heavy compensation package for all the victims of the terrorist attacks.
- I. Such incidents of terror may not occur in near future.
- II. Compensation may mitigate the anger among the citizens against the current government.
Assumption I has nothing to do with the statement. Assumtion II is implicit because compensation packages are one of the ways of mitigating anger of citizens.
- Question 14 of 20
Statement : Gambling through lotteries is banned by central government in all the states with immediate effect.
- I. This may save innocent citizens from getting cheated of their hard earned money.
- II. The citizens may not gamble in any other way if the lotteries are banned.
Assumption I could be the rational behind banning gambling. So I is implicit. We can not assume anything about II from the statement.
- Question 15 of 20
Statement : Even though the number of sugar factories is increasing at a fast rate in India, we still continue to import it from other countries.
- I. Even the increased number of factories may not be able to meet the demand of sugar in India.
- II. The demand for sugar may increase substantially in future.
Assumption I is the reason for importing sugar even though the number of sugar factories is increasing at a fast rate in India. So I is implicit. What will happen in future ? We cannot assume it from the statement.
- Question 16 of 20
Statement : Many employees of the organization applied for special sabbatical leave of two years to pursue higher education.
- I. The management of the organization may not grant leave to most of these employees.
- II. These employees may be able to complete their education during the sabbatical leave.
Employees apply for leave assuming it will be granted. So assumption I is not implicit. Assumption II is implicit because assuming this employees have applied for leave.
- Question 17 of 20
Statement : Most of the private companies have decided against awarding annual increase in the salaries of their employees for the previous year due to current economic situations.
- I. Majority of the employees leave their job to protest against the decision.
- II. These companies may announce hike in salaries next year.
Since the case is related to most of the private companies finding a job elsewhere is not easy. So assumption I is not implicit. Nothing can be assumed about next year from the statement. So assumption II is also not implicit.
- Question 18 of 20
Statement : The college administration has instructed all the students to stop using cell phones within the college premises.
- I. The students may stop using cell phones in the college premises.
- II. The students may continue to use cell phones in the college premises.
Any instruction is given by a body assuming its implementation. So only assumption I is implicit.
- Question 19 of 20
Statement : The Govt. has decided to levy congestion tax to passengers travelling by air to and fro the metro cities.
- I. The tax so collected may be adequate to meet part of the expenses for providing additional resources to handle huge traffic.
- II. Passengers traveling by air to and fro these cities may be able to pay extra amount by way of congestion tax.
What is the objective of levying congestion tax? This question can’t be answered on the basis of statement. So assumption I is not implicit. Assumption II is clearly implicit. Assuming II the govt. has decided to levy congestion tax.
- Question 20 of 20
Statement : The local citizens group submitted a memorandum to the civic authority for allowing them to convert the vacant plot in the locality into a garden at their own cost.
- I. The local citizen group may be able to gather enough funds to develop the garden.
- II. The civic authority may not accede to the request of the local citizen group.
Unless the local citizens group are sure to gather enough funds to develop the garden, how can they claim to do so? So assumption I is implicit. We cannot assume II on the basis of the statement.