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 higher education be restricted to only those who can bear the expenditure?


  1. Yes. Higher education is very costly; hence it should not be given free.
  2. No. There are a large number of brilliant students who cannot afford to pay and they should be given higher education.

[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 B


For the all-round progress of the nation, all the students, especially the talented and intelligent ones, must avail of higher education, even if the government has to pay for it. So, only argument II holds.

Gajendra said: (Jun 9, 2014)  
In the statement it is asking for the view.
And it can be both +ve or -ve.

These question must not be seen as per emotions but to solve it.

Jaydev said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
Gajendra is right. You are supposed to consider strength of argument on the basis on material facts provided in them; not on the basis of personal emotions or socialistic views.

Kabir said: (Nov 14, 2020)  
I strongly agree @Gajendra.

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