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.

36. 

Statement: Should there be uniforms for students in the colleges in India as in the schools?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, this will improve the ambience of the colleges as all the students will be decently dressed.
  2. No. The college students should not be regimented and they should be left to choose their clothes for coming to the college.

[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, after being in strict discipline and following a formal dress code of the school for so many years, the students must be granted some liberty in college life, as they have to take on the responsibilities of life, next. Besides, schools adopt uniforms to take care of the security of the child - an aspect which doesn't matter much in the colleges. So, argument II holds strong. Also, the environment of the college depends on the students' dedication and etiquettes and not on their uniforms. So, argument I is vague.

Visshal said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Argument 1 is not vague as the students in colleges take the liberty to wear some funky clothes like t-shirts written with logos (which may be absurd or having some weard things written). Also if there is not an uniform there can be a dress code.

Debashish Sahu said: (Dec 14, 2011)  
A student should desently dressed while coming to college. more over to maintain a discipline it should be applied at the college level.else if a girls/boys can come to college with a 3/4th and a half sleeveless it would not create a studious environment.

So I think the answer of this question is ambiguous.

Priyanjit said: (Feb 12, 2012)  
Colleges have the authority to dictate dress codes for both boys and girls to preserve the ambiance of the college. With disciplinary action to be taken against students who dont follow the dress code. Thus, uniforms are not necessary. This gives certain amount of liberty and freedom to the students and also the college has a bit of control over them.

Thus neither arguments are strong.

Wahed said: (Sep 12, 2012)  
In an institutions students come from different classes of the society. Without dress code some students will wear dress of high price & some will not. To avoid this visual discrimination in an educaional institution never be exoected.I will go for 'C'.

Akarsh said: (Feb 13, 2013)  
Uniform in colleges should be compulsory for students because in college students come from different classes will have no shame and pride.

According to me there should be a dress code.

Prerna said: (May 15, 2013)  
There should be dress code or uniform in the colleges to maintain the ambiance of the college and a discipline among boys and girls.

Tony said: (Sep 19, 2013)  
Those two statements have different point of view. And according to me, both of them are correct.

Randy said: (Feb 2, 2014)  
Not enough information is given, you assume that it is universally known that students in India have a dress code before college (is this true) , do all schools require uniforms, what if a student comes from a culture that never had a dress code.

Pinky said: (Jun 9, 2014)  
But their should be uniform for college students too because nowadays we can see students bunk their classes and hangout with friends so if they wear uniform people can recognize them and also college authority can know who is on bunk with the help of local people.

Students are not that serious for their studies the way students used to do before.

Hawee said: (Sep 22, 2014)  
Having a dress code will help the students get the feeling of being in a college. Not having a uniform students can wear anything and it will distract them from studying and make not make any students feel the difference in wearing dresses. I will go with A.

Pikku said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Here, we are talking about college. If we see there are no uniforms in college, then 2argument is valid.

Meher said: (Apr 21, 2017)  
Wearing a uniform in college develops a sense of equality in the institution and is of some advantage to the economically backwards student. Not everyone can afford to buy new clothes for college. Uniforms also develop a sense of discipline in the college.

Kalyani Pawade said: (Mar 21, 2018)  
According to my opinion, the uniform should be compulsory. Because if in case having an accident with one of the students at the time of college. Then form that uniform it is easy to understand that form which college he is?

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