Strategies To Solve Statement & Conclusion in Reasoning

The Statement and conclusions topic in the logical reasoning section of the Government exams is one of the most tricky concepts. The questions from this topic are complex to answer because of the similar options provided for each question.

Mostly 3-5 questions from this topic are asked in the various Government exams, and aspirants can answer the questions correctly only if answered strategically and carefully.

Aspirants can also check the other topics which are a part of the logical reasoning syllabus at the linked article along with some sample questions with solutions. 

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To assist candidates with understanding the Statements and conclusions concept, in this article, we shall talk at length about this topic, along with tips to answer such questions, followed by some sample statement and conclusion questions.

The statement and conclusion topic is most frequently asked in Government exams including Bank, SSC, RRB, Insurance, etc.

Given below are other concept-based article links related to logical reasoning syllabus for the reference of candidates:

Statement & Conclusion – Concept

Questions from the statement and conclusions topic comprise a statement followed by a set of conclusions for the same. Candidates need to choose the most appropriate conclusion regarding the statement given.

Mostly the biggest mistake which is made by candidates while solving the statement-conclusion questions is that they make assumptions while answering questions which ultimately leads to marking the incorrect option as a conclusion for the given statement.

Statement and Conclusions - Logical Reasoning for Government Exams

The statement and conclusion concept is common for all major exams conducted in the country and aspirants need to emphasize on the logical aspect of the concept. No assumptions, facts or information can be used to answer questions based on this concept and the data given in the statement is the only fact.

Candidates must know that to answer questions from this topic, a candidate needs to analyse the information given and then select the most logical conclusion based on the statement. 

Given below are other logical reasoning related links for the assistance of candidates:

Tips and Tricks to solve Statement and Conclusion Questions

Aspirants mostly find this topic to be extremely confusing and that is mostly because the questions are framed in a manner which may seem tricky to the candidates. But they must also know that this is one of those topics where candidates can score more as well.

Given below are a few tips which may help candidates answer the questions from this section:

  • If there are two or more sentences which are used to frame a statement, then, the sentences must be interrelated, and mutual contradiction should be there.
  • Do not look for truthful notions. The information provided in the statement is the only requirement for a candidate to answer the question. No assumptions must be made.
  • Read the statement carefully and look for keywords which are common between the statement and the conclusions
  • If there is more than one conclusion which is applicable for the statement, candidates must ensure that the conclusions they opt have some relation with each other.
  • Do not go by the length of the statement or statements. Make sure that you read the statement carefully before you make a conclusion.
  • Candidates happen to lose a lot of marks in negative marking in such questions. So ensure that you do not guess the answers in this topic.

Candidates can check the tips given above and prepare themselves for the statement and conclusion topic for the upcoming Competitive exams.

Given below are a few other topics with regard to the Government exams 2020 for the different sections which are a part of the syllabus:

Statement and Conclusion – Solved Examples

To understand the concept better, it is important that candidates solve more and more questions based on the statement-conclusion topic. This will not just make the topic more relevant to the aspirant but also will help them figure out the conclusions for the statements quickly.

Candidates who wish to solve more questions based on this topic can visit the Statement and Conclusion Questions page and get solved sample questions to understand the topic even better.

Refer to the sample questions which have been given below and practise more and more of such questions to have a better and stronger command over the topic.

Q 1. 

Statement: In a T20 match played between India and Australia, the total runs made by the Indian team were 200. 160 runs out of 200 runs were made by spinners.

Conclusion I: 80% of the team consists of spinners

Conclusion II: The opening batsmen were spinners

  1. Only Conclusion I is true
  2. Only Conclusion II is true
  3. Both Conclusion I and II are true
  4. Neither Conclusion I nor II is true
  5. Either Conclusion I or II is true

Answer: (4) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true; Neither conclusion is logically correct with regard to the statement

Q 2.

Statement: The Team Manager humiliated Varun in front of his colleagues on a Monday morning.

Conclusion I: The Team Manager did not like Varun

Conclusion II: Varun was not as popular as his other colleagues

  1. Only Conclusion I is true
  2. Only Conclusion II is true
  3. Both Conclusion I and II are true
  4. Neither Conclusion I nor II is true
  5. Either Conclusion I or II is true

Answer: (4) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true; None of the conclusions give a valid reason for the statement to be correct. 

Q 3. 

Statement: A metal producing Company in India has moved from a position where there was shortage of metal production to a position where there is self sufficiency of metal.

Conclusion I: India was previously importing metal

Conclusion II: at this speed of self sufficiency, India can soon become a foreign exchange earner

  1. Only Conclusion I is true
  2. Only Conclusion II is true
  3. Both Conclusion I and II are true
  4. Neither Conclusion I nor II is true
  5. Either Conclusion I or II is true

Answer: (3) Both Conclusion I and II is true

Q 4. 

Statement: Only good dancers are invited for the competition. No one without dancing techniques is a good dancer.

Conclusion I: All invited dancers in the competition dance well

Conclusion II: Those dancers who do not have good dancing techniques are not invited for the competition

  1. Only Conclusion I is true
  2. Only Conclusion II is true
  3. Both Conclusion I and II are true
  4. Neither Conclusion I nor II is true
  5. Either Conclusion I or II is true

Answer: (3) Both Conclusion I and II are true

To get more questions from the various other topics under the reasoning ability section, candidates can visit the Logical Reasoning Questions page and score more in the final examination.

Aspirants who wish to know more about the upcoming Government exams, those who are looking for study material or the ones who want some preparation tips, can turn to BYJU’S for assistance. 

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