Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 49)
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 the council of ministers once appointed be kept the same for the entire period intervening two elections?


  1. No. Shuffling of ministers and portfolios is a healthy democratic process.
  2. Yes. The ministers do not get a hold on their portfolio unless they are kept for a longer duration.
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
Shuffling of Cabinet ministers is just not a regular process, but a step to ensure proper working and implementation of schemes and avoid corruption. So, none of the arguments holds strong.
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Hitesh said:   1 decade ago
If we go by the statement given, council of ministers, their portfolio & time gap between elections is stressed upon. Argument 1 holds strong since it mentions about democratic process that should be followed during the time gap between elections. Argument 2 also holds strong since it mentions about ministers portfolio.

Both arguments somewhere relates to statement given.

Mavric said:   1 decade ago
None of the argument says shuffling of ministers is a regular process or not as given in the answer, 'proper working and implementation of schemes and avoiding corruption' is a healthy democratic process as given in argument 1.

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