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 school education be made free in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. This is the only way to improve the level of literacy.
  2. No. It would add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.

[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

Explanation:

Making education free for all is not the only means to ensure literacy. An awareness needs to be aroused for this. So, argument I is vague. Also, such a step would require immense funds and lead to financial drain. So, argument II holds.

Sandy said: (Jul 18, 2014)  
Making education free will certainly attract village people and poor ppl 2 send their children to schools. This is common sense. And this is not drainage of money but an investment for the future. The children will grow up into being professionals and will bring the country 2 world level!. And for such a cause if money is spent it is certainly an investment!. I say A holds strong.

Shashwat said: (Mar 4, 2018)  
Totally agree with you @Sandy.

Shubham Pandit said: (Sep 29, 2020)  
Agree @Sandy.

But there must be fees according to their economic level, not the caste system.

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