Introduction to Syllogism
SYLLOGISMS is the most important topic with weightage of 3-5 marks.
Data given is hypothetical thus we’re expected to find NO resemblance with the real life. The questions in this topic can be asked in multiple format but the main idea/technique remains the same, in this topic we will understand about it.
IDENTIFY THE STATEMENT , SOLVE THE CONCLUSIONS & MARK THE OPTION
STATEMENTS : Though hypothetical we’re expected to treat the data from statements as FACT/TRUE. We’ll make a diagram to comprehend it.
CONCLUSIONS : The format of data representing conclusions is same as statements but CONCLUSIONS as name suggest needs to concluded. It may be of various nature viz. Positive, Negative & Possibility.
Every student is expected to follow the rules we discuss in this topic & should always remain confident of their answers. LET’S GET STARTED!
RULE #1 DIAGRAM SHOULD BE MADE WITH MINIMUM INTERSECTION.
TYPES OF CONCLUSIONS
Conclusions are of three type viz. Positive, Negative & Possibility
- POSITIVE CONCLUSION : It doesn’t have NO, NOT or POSSIBILITY type usage of words eg: “I am the prime minister”
- NEGATIVE CONCLUSION : It have NO, NOT but no POSSIBILITY type usage of words eg: “I am not the prime minister”
- POSSIBILITY : Usage of word CAN/CAN’T, MAY/MAY NOT, IS IT POSSIBLE/NOT POSSIBLE etc. eg: “ I may be the prime minister”
RULE #2 : POSITIVE CONCLUSION
RULE #3 : NEGATIVE CONCLUSION
RULE #4 : CONTRADICTING CONCLUSION
RULE #5 : POSSIBILITY CONCLUSION
RULE #6 : NEGATIVE CONCLUSION
RULE #7 : No Connection to REAL understaning