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Practice set on statement and assumption - section 1

Score:  049
1. 

Statement: "You are hereby appointed as a programmer with a probation period of one year and your performance will be reviewed at the end of the period for confirmation." - A line in an appointment letter.

Assumptions:

  1. The performance of an individual generally is not known at the time of appointment offer.
  2. Generally an individual tries to prove his worth in the probation period.

2. 

Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so.

Assumptions:

  1. At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn.
  2. The schools do not admit children after six years of age.

3. 

Statement: "In order to bring punctuality in our office, we must provide conveyance allowance to our employees." - In charge of a company tells Personnel Manager.

Assumptions:

  1. Conveyance allowance will not help in bringing punctuality.
  2. Discipline and reward should always go hand in hand.

4. 

Statement: Unemployment allowance should be given to all unemployed Indian youth above 18 years of age.

Assumptions:

  1. There are unemployed youth in India who needs monetary support.
  2. The government has sufficient funds to provide allowance to all unemployed youth.

5. 

Statement: "If you trouble me, I will slap you." - A mother warns her child.

Assumptions:

  1. With the warning, the child may stop troubling her.
  2. All children are basically naughty.

6. 

Statement: The State government has decided to appoint four thousand primary school teachers during the next financial year.

Assumptions:

  1. There are enough schools in the state to accommodate four thousand additional primary school teachers.
  2. The eligible candidates may not be interested to apply as the government may not finally appoint such a large number of primary school teachers.

7. 

Statement: A warning in a train compartment - "To stop train, pull chain. Penalty for improper use Rs. 500."

Assumptions:

  1. Some people misuse the alarm chain.
  2. On certain occasions, people may want to stop a running train.

8. 

Statement: If it is easy to become an engineer, I don't want to be an engineer.

Assumptions:

  1. An individual aspires to be professional.
  2. One desires to achieve a thing which is hard earned.

9. 

Statement: The concession in rail fares for the journey to hill stations has been cancelled because it is not needed for people who can spend their holidays there.

Assumptions:

  1. Railways should give concession only to needy persons.
  2. Railways should not encourage people to spend their holidays at hill stations.

10. 

Statement: "The bridge was built at the cost of Rs. 128 crores and even civil bus service is not utilizing it, what a pity to see it grossly underutilized." - A citizen's view on a new flyover linking east and west sides of a suburb.

Assumptions:

  1. The building of such bridges does not serve any public objective.
  2. There has to be some accountability and utility of money spent on public projects.

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