XAT 2011 Question 17

Question 17

Randomness has to be dealt with successfully to ensure a better control over one’s life. Before one can deal effectively with randomness, one must acknowledge its existence.
The above statement implies the following except:

Solution

The paragraph states that if one wants control over his own life, he has to deal with randomness. Also, one has to accept the existence of randomness to deal with it effectively. Let's take a look at the options one by one. We will check each option by assuming it to be false. If falsifying the option overturns the conclusion of the paragraph then the option is implied by the paragraph.

Option A- If option A is not true, then the statement is overturned. If randomness cannot be dealt with effectively then we cannot do that to exert control over our life. Hence, option A is implied.

Option B - If we assume this statement to be false, then the paragraph is not affected. If, say, not just acknowledgement of randomness but other skills are involved in dealing with randomness. Then the statements of the paragraph still hold true. Hence, B is not implied by the paragraph.

Option C - If this statement is not true, then the second statement of the paragraph is overturned. Hence, this is implied.

Option D - If this statement is not true, then those who dont live in a random world can exert control over their life without dealing with randomness. Hence, first part of the paragraph is overturned. Thus, this is implied by the paragraph.

Option E - If this statement is not true, then the second statement of the paragraph is overturned. Hence, this is implied.

Hence, only option B is not implied.



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