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 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level?


  1. No, our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models.
  2. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers.

[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


Nowadays, computers have entered all walks of life and children need to be prepared for the same. So, argument II is strong. Argument I holds no relevance.

Gangadhar said: (Dec 15, 2013)  
One need not to have computer literacy only to compete "international market". So no statement is strong.

Trishul said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
@Gangadhar, computer does increase efficiency and the world is moving towards greater digitization. So computer knowledge is necessary to remain relevant not only in international market but even in domestic market.

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