Statement and Assumption

Directions to SolveIn each question below is given a statement 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 in the statement.Give answer
  • (A) If only assumption I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.

Q1: Statement: The government has decided to disinvest large chunk of its equity in select public sector undertakings for a better fiscal management. Assumptions:
  1. The amount generated out of the disinvestment process may reduce substantially the mounting fiscal deficits.
  2. There will be enough demand in the market for the shares of these undertakings.

A Both I and II are implicit

B Only assumption I is implicit

C Neither I nor II is implicit

D Either I or II is implicit

E Only assumption II is implicit

ANS:A - Only assumption I is implicit

Explanation: The fact given in I directly follows from the phrase '..... for a better fiscal management' in the statement. So, I is implicit. However, the public response to the new policy cannot be ascertained. So, II is not implicit.

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