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Statement and Conclusion MCQ Questions & Answers

Statement and Conclusion MCQs : This section focuses on the "Statement and Conclusion". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Statement and Conclusion skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Statements: Monitoring has become an integral part in the planning of social development programmes. It is recommended that Management Information System be developed for all programmes. This is likely to give a feedback on the performance of the functionaries and the efficacy with which services are being delivered. Conclusions: I. All the social development programmes should be evaluated. II. There is a need to monitor the performance of workers.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 2

Statements: Government has spoiled many top ranking financial institutions by appointing bureaucrats as Directors of these institutions. Conclusions: I. Government should appoint Directors of the financial institutes taking into consideration the expertise of the person in the area of finance. II. The Director of the financial institute should have expertise commensurate with the financial work carried out by the institute.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 3

Statements: Use "Kraft" colours. They add colour to our life. - An advertisement. Conclusions: I. Catchy slogans do not attract people. II. People like dark colours.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 4

Statements: To cultivate interest in reading, the school has made it compulsory from June this year for each student to read two books per week and submit a weekly report on the books. Conclusions: I. Interest in reading can be created by force. II. Some students will eventually develop interest in reading.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 5

Statements: The distance of 900 km by road between Bombay and Jafra will be reduced to 280 km by sea. This will lead to a saving of Rs. 7.92 crores per annum on fuel. Conclusions: I. Transportation by sea is cheaper than that by road. II. Fuel must be saved to the greatest extent

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 6

Statements: Prime age school-going children in urban India have now become avid as well as more regular viewers of television, even in households without a TV. As a result there has been an alarming decline in the extent of readership of newspapers. Conclusions: I. Method of increasing the readership of newspapers should be devised. II. A team of experts should be sent to other countries to study the impact of TV. on the readership of newspapers.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 7

Statements: Domestic demand has been increasing faster than the production of indigenous crude oil. Conclusions: I. Crude oil must be imported. II. Domestic demand should be reduced.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 8

Statements: The Government run company had asked its employees to declare their income and assets but it has been strongly resisted by employees union and no employee is going to declare his income. Conclusions: I. The employees of this company do not seem to have any additional undisclosed income besides their salary. II. The employees union wants all senior officers to declare their income first.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 9

Statements: All those political prisoners were released on bail who had gone to jail for reasons other than political dharnas. Bail was not granted to persons involved in murders. Conclusions: I. No political - prisoner had committed murder. II. Some politicians were not arrested.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 10

Statements: Company X has marketed the product. Go ahead; purchase it if price and quality are your considerations. Conclusions: I. The product must be good in quality. II. The price of the product must be reasonable.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 11

Statements: People who speak too much against dowry are those who had taken it themselves. Conclusions: I. It is easier said than done. II. People have double standards.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 12

Statements: Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario of many developing countries in days to come. Conclusions: I. The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future. II. It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 13

Statements: Quality has a price tag. India is allocating lots of funds to education. Conclusions: I. Quality of education in India would improve soon. II. Funding alone can enhance quality of education.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 14

Statements: In a recent survey report, it has been stated that those who undertake physical exercise for at least half an hour a day are less prone to have any heart ailments. Conclusions: I. Moderate level of physical exercise is necessary for leading a healthy life. II. All people who do desk-bound jobs definitely suffer from heart ailments.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 15

Statements: The standard of education in private schools is much better than Municipal and Zila Parishad-run schools. Conclusions: I. The Municipal and Zila Pariskad should make serious efforts to improve standard of their schools. II. All Municipal and Zila Parishad schools should be closed immediately.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 16

Statements: Jade plant has thick leaves and it requires little water. Conclusions: I. All plants with thick leaves require little water. II. Jade plants may be grown in places where water is not in abundance.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 17

Statements: Applications of applicants who do no fulfil eligibility criteria and/or who do not submit applications before last date will be summarily rejected and will not be called for the written test. Conclusions: I. Those who are called for the written test are those who fulfil eligibility criteria and have submitted their applications before last date. II. Written test will be held only after scrutiny of applications.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 18

Statements: A Corporate General Manager asked four managers to either submit their resignations by the next day or face termination orders from service. Three of them had submitted their resignations by that evening. Conclusions: I. The next day, the remaining manager would also resign. II. The General Manager would terminate his services the next day.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 19

Statements: Our securities investments carry market risk. Consult your investment advisor or agent before investing. Conclusions: I. One should not invest in securities. II. The investment advisor calculates the market risk with certainty.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 20

Statements: Recent trends also indicate that the number of child migrants in large cities is increasing. These children leave their families to join the ranks of urban poor doing odd jobs in markets, workshops, hotels or in service sectors. Conclusions: I. Migration to big cities should be checked. II. The plight of poor children should be thoroughly studied.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 21

Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners. Conclusions: I. 80% of the team consists of spinners. II. The opening batsmen were spinners.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 22

Statements: All the organised persons find time for rest. Sunita, in spite of her very busy schedule, finds time for rest. Conclusions: I. Sunita is an organised person. II. Sunita is an industrious person.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 23

Statements: Although we have rating agencies like Crisil, ICRA, there is demand to have a separate rating agency for IT companies to protect investors. Conclusions: I. Assessment of financial worth of IT companies calls for separate set of skills, insight and competencies. II. Now the investors investing in IT companies will get protection of their investment.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 24

Statements: Players who break various records in a fair way get special prizes. Player X broke the world record but was found to be under the influence of a prohibited drug. Conclusions: I. X will get the special prize. II. X will not get the special prize.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 25

Statements: Only good singers are invited in the conference. No one without sweet voice is a good singer. Conclusions: I. All invited singers in the conference have sweet voice. II. Those singers who do not have sweet voice are not invited in the conference.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 26

Statements: The T.V. programmes, telecast specially for women are packed with a variety of recipes and household hints. A major portion of magazines for women also contains the items mentioned above. Conclusions: I. Women are not interested in other things. II. An average woman's primary interest lies in home and specially in the kitchen.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 27

Statements: Money plays a vital role in politics. Conclusions: I. The poor can never become politicians. II. All the rich men take part in politics.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 28

Statements: The manager humiliated Sachin in the presence of his colleagues. Conclusions: I. The manager did not like Sachin. II. Sachin was not popular with his colleagues.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 29

Statements: This world is neither good nor evil; each man manufactures a world for himself. Conclusions: I. Some people find this world quite good. II. Some people find this world quite bad.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 30

Statements: No country is absolutely self-dependent these days. Conclusions: I. It is impossible to grow and produce all that a country needs. II. Countrymen in general have become lazy.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 31

Statements: Any student who does not behave properly while in the school brings bad name to himself and also for the school. Conclusions: I. Such student should be removed from the school. II. Stricter discipline does not improve behaviour of the students.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 32

Statements: Water supply in wards A and B of the city will be affected by about 50% on Friday because repairing work of the main lines is to be carried out. Conclusions: I. The residents in these wards should economise on water on Friday. II. The residents in these wards should store some water on the previous day.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 33

Statements: The eligibility for admission to the course is minimum second class Master's degree. However, the candidates who have appeared for the final year examination of Master's degree can also apply. Conclusions: I. All candidates who have yet to get their Master's degree will be there in the list of selected candidates. II. All candidates having obtained second class Master's degree will be there in the list of selected candidates.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 34

Statements: The national norm is 100 beds per thousand populations but in this state, 150 beds per thousand are available in the hospitals. Conclusions: I. Our national norm is appropriate. II. The state's health system is taking adequate care in this regard.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 35

Statements: The serious accident in which a person was run down by a car yesterday had again focused attention on the most unsatisfactory state of roads. Conclusions: I. The accident that occurred was fatal. II. Several accidents have so far taken place because of unsatisfactory state of roads.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 36

Statements: National Aluminium Company has moved India from a position of shortage to self-sufficiency in the metal. Conclusions: I. Previously, India had to import aluminium. II. With this speed, it can soon become a foreign exchange earner.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 37

Statements: He stressed the need to stop the present examination system and its replacement by other methods which would measure the real merit of the students. Conclusions: I. Examinations should be abolished. II. The present examination system does not measure the real merit of the students.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 38

Statements: Modern man influences his destiny by the choice he makes unlike in the past. Conclusions: I. Earlier there were fewer options available to man. II. There was no desire in the past to influence the destiny.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 39

Statements: In Japan, the incidence of stomach cancer is very high, while that of bowel cancer is very low. But Japanese immigrate to Hawaii, this is reversed - the rate of bowel cancer increases but the rate of stomach cancer is reduced in the next generation. All this is related to nutrition - the diets of Japanese in Hawaii are different than those in Japan. Conclusions: I. The same diet as in Hawaii should be propagated in Japan also. II. Bowel cancer is less severe than stomach cancer.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 40

Statements: Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Conclusions: I. Fashion designers do not understand the public mind very well. II. The public by and large is highly susceptible to novelty.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 41

Statements: A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. Conclusions: I. We should be content with what we have. II. We should not crave for what is not.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 42

Statements: Until our country achieves economic equality, political freedom and democracy would be meaningless. Conclusions: I. Political freedom and democracy go hand in hand. II. Economic equality leads to real political freedom and democracy.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 43

Statements: The old order changed yielding place to new. Conclusions: I. Change is the law of nature. II. Discard old ideas because they are old.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 44

Statements: Vegetable prices are soaring in the market. Conclusions: I. Vegetables are becoming a rare commodity. II. People cannot eat vegetables.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 45

Statements: The percentage of the national income shared by the top 10 per cent of households in India is 35. Conclusions: I. When an economy grows fast, concentration of wealth in certain pockets of population takes place. II. The national income is unevenly distributed in India.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 46

Statements: In a highly centralised power structure, in which even senior cabinet ministers are prepared to reduce themselves to pathetic countries or yesmen airing views that are primarily intended to anticipate or reflect the Prime Minister's own performances, there can be no place for any consensus that is quite different from real or contrived unanimity of opinion, expressed through a well orchestrated endorsement of the leader's actions. Conclusions: I. The Ministers play safe by not giving anti-government views. II. The Prime Minister does not encourage his colleagues to render their own views.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 47

Statements: Nation X faced growing international opposition for its decision to explode eight nuclear weapons at its test site. Conclusions: I. The citizens of the nation favoured the decision. II. Some powerful countries do not want other nations to become as powerful as they are.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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Question 48

Statements: Women's organisations in India have welcomed the amendment of the Industrial Employment Rules 1946 to curb sexual harassment at the work place. Conclusions: I. Sexual harassment of women at work place is more prevalent in India as compared to other developed countries. II. Many organisations in India will stop recruiting women to avoid such problems.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow

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