Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument
Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.
- (A) If only argument I is strong
- (B) If only argument II is strong
- (C) If either I or II is strong
- (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
- (E) If both I and II are strong.
Statement: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India?
- Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student's performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid.
- No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.
Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment?
- Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.
- No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.
Statement: Can pollution be controlled?
- Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled.
- No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.
Statement: Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises?
- Yes. This is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better services to the public.
- No. This will pose a threat to the national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.
Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges be abolished?
- Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism.
- No, teaching faculty will lose control over students.