How to Approach Statement and Assumptions Based Questions for RRB NTPC

Railway Recruitment Board(RRB) has announced the exam dates for NTPC posts. In CBT-1, the General Intelligence and Reasoning section carries 30 marks and statement and assumptions based questions for RRB NTPC can carry 2-4 marks. This article will help you figure out how to approach Statement and Assumptions based questions for RRB NTPC.

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Tips to answer the Statement and Assumptions based questions for RRB NTPC:

The statement and assumptions based questions test logical capabilities of the aspirant.

  • Read the question carefully and understand the question and the topic that the question is based on.
  • Analyse the assumptions logically based on the statement given in the question and answer it accordingly.
  • Check if any assumption contradicts the conclusion that can be derived from the statement. In that case, the assumption would not follow the statement. If any assumption is logically same as the given statement, then that assumption would follow the given statement.
  • Practicing more questions will give you a good idea of how to answer these questions correctly.

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Practice Questions for Statement and Assumptions based Questions for RRB NTPC

  1. In the question below, a statement is given followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit from the statement.

Statement: The College Management decided to cancel the industrial tour for the students.

Assumption-I: The tour has been cancelled because of an ongoing pandemic.

Assumption-II: The tour was cancelled because no student was interested in attending the industrial tour.

  1. Only I is implicit
  2. Only II is implicit
  3. Neither I nor II is implicit
  4. Either I or II is implicit

Answer key: 3

Solution:

Neither Assumption I nor Assumption II implicit. From the statement, we know that the tour was cancelled but it does not specify any reason for the cancellation and we cannot derive any conclusion from the statement. So, we cannot assume anything from the given statement.

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  1. In the question below, a statement is given followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit from the statement.

Statement: Meditation helps to relieve stress.

Assumption-I: Meditation will relieve stress of unhealthy people only.

Assumption-II: Meditation will not only relieve stress but also help a person to stay healthy.

  1. Only I is implicit
  2. Only II is implicit
  3. Neither I nor II is implicit
  4. Either I or II is implicit

Answer key: 3

Neither I nor II implicit. This is a statement from which we cannot derive any conclusion and hence we cannot obtain assumptions for the same.

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  1. In the question below, a statement is given followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit from the statement.

Statement: Hard work helps a person overcome failures.

Assumption-I: Every hardworking man overcomes his failures.

Assumption-II: Success can be achieved by a hardworking man.

  1. Only I is implicit
  2. Only II is implicit
  3. Neither I nor II is implicit
  4. Both I and II is implicit

Answer key: 4

Both I and II are implicit. From the statement, we understand that hard work will lead to success. Hence, we can assume that people who work hard will overcome their failures and attain success. In other words, it can be assumed that failures can be overcame and success can be attained by a person who works hard. Hence, the two assumptions mean the same. So, both the assumptions are implicit.

Practicing more questions will help understand this type of questions better. All the best for your examination!

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