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Perfectly explained Cause and Effect with solved question and answers

This section will help you to learn about the logical reasoning aptitude called ‘Cause and Effect.’ Questions from this section are frequently asked in various exams and it plays an important role in scoring high marks.

While writing any kind of competitive exams, consider time management. Also follow the tips and tricks given here to be a pro in solving Cause and Effect within the given time period and of course it saves your time too.

What is Cause and Effect?

A cause is the reason for something that has happened and the effect is the thing that happens as the result of cause. Every cause has an effect and every effect happens because of a cause. They both always relate with each other.

So in this type of cause and effect questions, two statements will be given from which you have to analyse the given statement is a cause or an effect.

Solving Cause and Effect

Most importantly, you have to keep these things in mind.

  1. Sometimes there will not be any relationships between the given statements. They can be either cause or effect of two different independent events.
  2. Both the statements may have direct relationship in which one can be the cause and the other can be the effect.
  3. Both the statements may have an indirect relationship in which you have to find which is the cause and which is the effect.

Example

Statements:

  1. Krish is taking an absence from school.
  2. Krish suffering from a cough and cold.

Options:

  1. Statement 1 is the cause and statement 2 is its effect.
  2. Statement 2 is the cause and statement 1 is its effect.
  3. Both the statement 1 and 2 are independent causes.
  4. Both the statements 1 and 2 are effects of independent causes.
  5. Both the statements 1 and 2 are effects of some common cause.

Answer is option (b). It states that statement 2 is the cause and statement 1 is its effect. Analyzing the answer states that Krish is suffering from a cough and cold and so he is taking an absence from school.

Easy tips to solve Cause and Effect

  1. The very first thing is, you have to analyse whether the given statement is a cause or effect. So try to distinguish between the cause and effect.
  2. Find whether there is a relationship between the two given statements. It may be a direct or an indirect relationship.
  3. In some cases, there may be a direct relationship between the given statements though both of it may mean a cause or an effect. So first understand the exact meaning of the statements.
  4. Don’t always focus on relating the statements as cause and effect. It may be causes or effects of independent events.

Check more below examples, and practice well to achieve good marks.