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 we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date.
  2. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.

[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:

Clearly, argument I is vague because at present too, many fields are open to all after graduation. However, eliminating the post-graduate courses would abolish higher and specialized studies which lead to understanding things better and deeply. So, argument II is valid.

Megha said: (Jul 29, 2016)  
If someone wants to work at early age then its good so first one also valid.

Priyanshu Jauhary said: (Aug 11, 2016)  
If someone works at an early age it doesn't mean that he is fully familiar to his work due to in completion of his knowledge, so first does not hold true.

Lucy Li said: (May 14, 2018)  
The purpose of the study is to ensure students have in-depth knowledge to cope with work demands. However, there are exceptional examples, like Bill Gates, he does not finish his university degree, but he is able to use his talent to create Microsoft company. But how many people in the world can become another Bill Gates, so the educational system still plays an important role in students' future career development.

Anushree said: (Mar 7, 2019)  
The depth of knowledge doesn't have to necessarily source from a 'degree'. Enhancing knowledge can happen at any age and can be done while staying employed as well. I believe both are incorrect.

Uthrub said: (Sep 28, 2019)  
Shouldn't the answer be neither I nor II?

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