Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 36)
Directions to Solve

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


  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.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
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.
18 comments Page 1 of 2.

Visshal said:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
Those two statements have different point of view. And according to me, both of them are correct.

Randy said:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   10 years ago
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.

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