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tips to solve AR

A standard assertion and reason question looks somewhat like this:
Assertion(A): *Statement 1*
Reason(R): *Statement 2*
a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation for A
b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation for A
c) A is true, But R is false
d) Both A and R are false
e) A is false, but R is true
So how does one get o crack these?
You must first evaluate statements separately. If both A and R are true, then the
answer can be between (a) and (b), or else it can be (c), (d) or (e). After this you
must figure out the connection that lies in between which shall help you arrive at the
final answer.
Here is also a simple method that one can use to help get rid of the confusion.
1. Read assertion statement carefully to see if it’s true or not.
2. If you feel that the assertion appears false, don’t ever just decide for once that the
answer is option 4. (These options are jumbled and hence you must carefully select
the correct option).
3. Now re- read reason statement carefully one more time to see if it’s true or not.
4. Reading both statements carefully before jumping to the conclusion is crucial as
assertion may seem true after reading reason therefore carefully determine
the correctness of both statements.
5. Then after if assertion seems wrong, option 4 is correct.
6. If assertion seems correct and reason seems wrong option 3 is correct.
Above two type of answers are easy to determine. Most of the students face
problem in differentiating between option 1 and 2.
1. If you are sure that both the statements are correct. Then re- read both the
sentences again, but inserting because, due to, so that, that’s why between two
statements. If the compound statement seems appropriate, go for option 1,
otherwise 2.
2. This method may not work everytime, but it helps greatly and after practice you will
not have to remember these because they will create a logic in brain and it will follow
the course.
Also, never ever stop practising for these type of questions. Solve the previous year
papers Assertion Reason questions without fail. You may also buy books that are
entirely dedicated to these kind of questions.