GMAT Practice Question Set #47 (Question 139-141)

Critical Reasoning Question #141: Rejection for Summer Job  
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Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position in our local government office for the summer. As you know, funding for summer jobs is limited, and it is impossible for us to offer jobs to all those who want them. Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants.

Which of the following can be inferred from the letter?


The number of applicants for summer jobs in the government office exceeded the number of summer jobs available.


The applicant who received the letter was considered highly qualified.


Very little funding was available for summer jobs in the government office.


The application of the person who received the letter was considered carefully before being rejected.


Most of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified for the available positions.

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