Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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.

Give answer:

  • (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 there be concentration of foreign investment in only few states?


  1. No. It is against the policy of overall development of the country.
  2. Yes. A large number of states lack infrastructure to attract foreign investment.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option A


An equitable distribution of foreign investment is a must for uniform development all over the country. So, argument I holds. Also, no backward state ought to be neglected, rather such states should be prepared and shaped up to attract. Foreign investment as well. So, II does not hold.

Arun said: (Nov 29, 2011)  
Author didnt mention any thing about policy of overall development of the country. So Option I cannot be correct

Dhruba said: (Mar 9, 2014)  
Yeah, he did not mention anything about policy, but by default you have to consider the entire policy. It's common sense bro.

Bhishma said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
This test is not judging implicit logical reasoning but the alignment of ones political opinion with that of the test creator.

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