Statement and Conclusion | Reasoning for SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer is organized by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment to the posts of Stenographer Grade C (Group B Non – Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade D (Group C) in central government organizations. The exam is conducted in two stages, which are Computer Based Test (CBT) and Skill Test. On the basis of candidates’ performance in the CBT, they are shortlisted for the skill test. Final selection is done on the basis of both the stages. This exam is a test of speed and accuracy of a candidate as the competition has reached another level. So to succeed in the goal of clearing the exam, CBT is the first and critical hurdle. The topic, “Statement and Conclusion” is asked in the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section of the CBT.

This topic is quite deceptive because of its nature but at the same time, it is a scoring topic. The questions from this topic are a bit confusing because the questions are framed in such a manner that may seem deceitful to the aspirants. Every time around 2 – 3 questions are asked from this topic in the SSC Stenographer exam. This makes the topic essential for the exam.

In this article, we will discuss the tips to solve questions based on “Statement and Conclusion”.

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1. Introduction

The topic is introduced in the reasoning section as it analyzes the consciousness and viewpoint of a candidate. An aspirant needs to be insightful to ace the questions asked from the topic, Statement and Conclusion.

The general pattern of the questions asked from this topic is such that, a statement (one or more than one) is given and it is followed by a few conclusions. An aspirant is expected to perceive the right meaning of the statement and choose the conclusion which is appropriate according to the statement.

Sometimes only one of the conclusions can be logically correct and sometimes both the given conclusions could be logically correct. It is also a good possibility that both the given conclusions could not be logically correct. Candidates are expected to select the option carefully and make sure that the conclusion they are selecting supports the given statement.

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Types of Conclusions

1.Direct Conclusion

In this type, candidates can arrive at the right conclusions by just reading the statement properly. These types of questions are easier than other statement and conclusion questions.

2.Indirect Conclusion

In this type, to arrive at the right conclusions, candidates need to perceive the correct meaning of the statement first. Then they are expected to select the conclusion which is closer to the meaning of the given statement. These types of questions require a careful reading and accurate viewpoint. These types of questions are a bit difficult compared to other statement and conclusion questions.

Generally, 1 – 2 questions of either type are asked in the SSC Stenographer Exam.

3. Tips and Tricks to Solve the Statement and Conclusion Questions

Find below various tips to tackle Statement and Conclusion Questions in the SSC Examination:

1. Read the statement and the conclusions with the utmost care and look for the hints in the statement itself while reading.

2. Sometimes the given statement may look like it can not be true. It is possible that the meaning of the given statement is irrelevant but aspirants need to keep in mind that the statement is the only required information.

3. There cannot be any mutual contradiction if the statement consists of two or more sentences.

4. The words such as must, no, had to, always, never, may, may not, all, few, most, will be, few, should be will help in analyzing valid and invalid conclusion.

5. Work on the fundamental concepts and clear any doubts regarding the topics. To improve your clarity of concepts Oliveboard Edge is the best platform as it provides live courses for the SSC Stenographer exam.

6. If there is more than one conclusion which is applicable for the statement, candidates must ensure that the conclusions they select must have some relation with each other.

7. Aspirants should work more on logical skills.

8. Since in this exam, the difficulty level of the questions is not much. Therefore accuracy plays an important role

9. The conclusion is invalid if it is provided with a specified example.

10. Realizing the mistakes and making honest efforts to improve is the best possible way to tackle any topic. Identify your weak areas and spend most of the preparation time to convert them into strong areas. Oliveboard’s AI coach will help you to improve your score by 45% ( or by +16).

11. Do not make any assumptions while perceiving the given statement.

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4. Statement and Conclusion – Sample Questions

Question 1

Statement: In a class, there are 80 boys and 40 girls.

Conclusions:

I: There are more boys than girls.

II: The class teacher is teaching Geography.

(1) Only conclusion I follows

(2) Only conclusion II follows

(3) Either conclusion I or II follows

(4) Neither conclusion I nor II follows

(5) Both conclusions I and II follow

Answer key: (1)

Solution: Here, we can arrive at the first conclusion just by reading the statement. Clearly, the first conclusion is true. The second conclusion is not correct as we do not have any further information to infer it.

Question 2

Statement: Candidates who have cleared the computer-based test are shortlisted for the skill test. Only the candidates who have scored more marks than the cut off clear the computer-based test.

Conclusions:

I: Not scoring more marks than the cut off will result in the candidate not being shortlisted for the skill test.

II: Candidates who are appearing for the skill test have cleared the computer-based test.

(1) Only conclusion I follows

(2) Only conclusion II follows

(3) Either conclusion I or II follows

(4) Neither conclusion I nor II follows

(5) Both conclusions I and II follow

Answer key: (5)

Solution: Here, the statement implies that to appear for the skill test, candidates should clear the computer-based test. The criteria to pass the test is clearing the cut-off. Those who have scored lesser marks than the cut off have not cleared the computer-based test.

Hence, both conclusions I and II follow here.

Question 3

Statement: If you are not following the social distancing norms properly, then there is a high chance that you will be infected with the novel coronavirus.

Conclusions:

I: Amar is following the social distancing norms properly

II: There is a high chance that Amar would be infected with the novel coronavirus.

(1) Only conclusion I follows

(2) Only conclusion II follows

(3) Either conclusion I or II follows

(4) Neither conclusion I nor II follows

(5) Both conclusions I and II follow

Answer key: (3)

Solution: Here, the statement implies that, if one does not follow the social distancing norms properly then he might be infected with the novel coronavirus.

Hence, either conclusion I or II follows.

Having stated all the tips and question types we suggest you implement these tips in your daily preparation and make sure that you will give your best. These are the general concepts and tips to prepare for the statement and conclusion topic and to maximize the score. All the best.

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