Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 24)
Directions to Solve

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 system of offering jobs only to the wards of government employees be introduced in all government offices in India?


  1. No. It denies opportunity to many deserving individuals and government may stand to lose in the long run.
  2. No. It is against the principle of equality, does not government owe its responsibility to all its citizens?
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
Merit, fair selection and equal opportunities for all - these three factors, if taken care of, can help government recruit competent officials and also fulfil the objectives of the Constitution. Thus, both the arguments hold strong.
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