# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 11)
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.

• (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.

11.

Statement: Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections?

Arguments:

1. Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power.
2. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.
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
Explanation:
The age of a person is no criterion for judging his mental capabilities and administrative qualities. So, none of the arguments holds strong.
Discussion:
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Arindam Gupta said:   5 months ago
All professions have an age to retire politics too must have one. With age, experience increases, but abilities to remember and make correct decisions go on decreasing which may lead to incorrect decisions that may affect crores of people.

Bhawesh said:   7 years ago
I too agree @Uday.

Rahul said:   7 years ago
Yes, correct @Uday.

Kartik said:   8 years ago
I agree @Uday.

Uday said:   8 years ago
Contradicting to this there is an age limit for minimum qualification (age 25/30/35) to contest in Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections. Why is that?

Since the explanation you provided says "The age of a person is no criterion for judging his mental capabilities and administrative qualities".

Then it implies even a college going student of; let's say class 12 (aged 18) can also contest!
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Mayuri said:   8 years ago
Yes. There is a certain age limit for all human being to work, whether physical work or mental work. Otherwise, why Government itself declare retirement for all Govt. Servant. So politician must a have a certain age limit.

Shale said:   9 years ago
Where in the statement do they ever say they want an age limit because of possible deteriorating mental capabilities or administrative qualities.

I was thinking just because it is near retirement age, and they deserve to enjoy their retirement without the added stress.