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.

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Statement: Does India need so many plans for development?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning.
  2. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.

[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

Explanation:

Before indulging in new development programme it is much necessary to plan the exact target, policies and their implementation and the allocation of funds which shows the right direction to work. So, argument I holds strong. Also, planning ensures full utilization of available resources and funds and stepwise approach towards the target. So, spending a part of money on it is no wastage. Thus, argument II is not valid.

Prashant said: (Mar 2, 2014)  
I think both the arguments are strong because proper planning is the first and the most important step of implementation of any idea or policy for the development and this must be done carefully otherwise it may affect the country later. But in a country like India it is absolutely true that too much of the time is wasted in planning or passing a certain government act or a policy, it is frequent for the government to miss a deadline on a project, postpone the important decisions in the parliament house etc.

Ablertotannh said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
According to me I would mark only B because the statement mean to say so many plans, as the important point in the statement is whether 1 plan is enough or we need many plans while on other hand argument A says about proper planning so.

Ram said: (Sep 30, 2015)  
Since the heavy chimney particular comes down and pollute at ground level so I think both the argument are true.

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