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: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student's performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid.
  2. No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.

[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 D

Explanation:

Clearly, at the college level, all the students are assessed according to their performance in the University Exams and not on the basis of any criteria of a more intimate dealings with the students. So, argument I is vague. Also, at this level the awarding of degrees is impartial and simply based on his performance. So, argument II also does not hold.

Amit said: (Jan 23, 2015)  
How 2nd can't be hold. When we already know corruption can be at any level. Utopian thinking is still impractical and nepotism prevails.

Trishul said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
@Amit.

If we judge every system on Utopian criteria then nothing will get done. Yes, corruption and nepotism should be considered but they shouldn't be the sole factor.

Shubh said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Statement II is the direct consequence of the condition if degrees are given by the college. So why won't the second statement hold true?

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