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 adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme?


  1. No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme.
  2. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.

[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


Clearly, argument I gives a reason in support of the statement and so it does not hold strong against it. The adult education programme needs to be given priority because it shall eliminate adult illiteracy and thus help in further spread of education. So, only argument II is strong enough.

Khushi said: (Jul 5, 2016)  
No, adult education programme should not be prioritised because under compluslory education programme there is a benefit to all students and not just adults.

Mohit Soni said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
I think the correct option should be D.

Suman said: (Jul 25, 2018)  
I didn't understand the 1 argument. Can someone please explain to me?

Nilanjasa said: (Jun 29, 2019)  
I think option A seems like an incorrect statement.

Rangu said: (Sep 27, 2020)  
If the compulsory education is given priority then there would be no need for the adult education as every adult would have received the education.

Am I right?

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