Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 8)
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 all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished?


  1. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth.
  2. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.
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, neither the students can be burdened with studies at such a tender age, nor can they be left free to take studies casually, as this shall weaken their basic foundation. So, both the arguments follow.
24 comments Page 1 of 3.

Darling Kamali said:   3 years ago
Option C is the correct answer.

Karmesh Gupta said:   4 years ago
Option C should be correct because they are opposite to each other. Either conduction of exams is good or bad.

Yash said:   4 years ago
I think option B is correct.

Anandan said:   5 years ago
There should be examinations (may be a mix of oral and written) at least from class-1 because at that stage of life, the child would get into the habit of studying.

After Class-5, it will be very difficult for the child to adjust with examination curriculum and many of the students may lag behind.

Amjad said:   6 years ago
Both statements have a different direction of conclusion, so it should be C option.

Avinash said:   6 years ago
The Answer should be C.

Pooja said:   7 years ago
Both the statements are contradictory to each other so how to decide.

Rohan Shetty said:   7 years ago
Annual Examinations upto class 5 is not a burden!

B should be the answer.

Pratyush raj singh said:   7 years ago
I think option b is correct because no child will study till 5th std. And if this happens he/she would face problems in future.

Anshuman Sethy said:   7 years ago
I think 2nd argument is correct. A new born baby we can say a complete white paper. What we write on them that is the future of them. So parents and school teachers have to take the responsibility for the students to familiar with the annual exam. Because there is no filter in small children so they absorb things very quickly.

If they don't give annual exam for 5 years and suddenly in 6th standard they give annual exam that takes more pressure to them. So the school authorities have to apply less percentage pass marks and checking the copies lightly and ensure that all students pass their standards so that they are acquainted with the exam which helps them in future.

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