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 internal assessment in colleges be abolished?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism.
  2. No, teaching faculty will lose control over students.

[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 A

Explanation:

Abolishing the internal assessment would surely reduce favouritism on personal grounds because the teachers would not be involved in examination system so that they cannot extend personal benefits to anyone. So, argument I holds strong. But it will not affect the control of teaching faculty on students because still the teachers would be teaching them. So, argument II is vague.

Manish Gaba said: (Jul 23, 2013)  
I think that second argument is also strong. Because if teacher not teaches the student as a punishment then this would lose to the good students and on the other side bad students exactly want this.

Thanks.

Praful said: (Feb 6, 2014)  
I think second one is also strong the students will have fear of getting less marks form internals and will not take teaching in school seriously.

Prem Kumar said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
I think that second option is also strong to a certain extent. If internal assessment is not there, students will not follow teacher and may start bunking classes. It may also happen that students do not respect their teachers as they do not want any favor from them. However in ideal case students follow direction of their teachers?

Bhumika Gandhi said: (Feb 2, 2016)  
Internal assessment must be conducted as it plays a role of monthly revision and help a lot to score better in final exams as well. So it must be made mandatory. If not the study status of student would be unknown and will suffer at the time of examination.

This will help them realise their mistakes and help them take the necessary action to improve themselves in their academics. So internal assessment must be conducted to improve the student's performance.

Megha said: (Jul 30, 2016)  
The Second argument is strong.

Shubh said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
"Possibility" conveys a lack of certainty won't it make the argument I weak?

R M Saroj said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
ONLY the second argument is strong.

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