# 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.

• (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.

8.

Statement: Should all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished?

Arguments:

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
Explanation:
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.
Discussion:
24 comments Page 1 of 3.

I think annual exams upto 5th must be conducted. Then they will get adusted for reading such an enormous syllabus at a time in the future. In our state andhra pradesh the students are the most hard working students in our country. The no of intelligent people may be less but no. Of hard working people are more. For an example see the IIT rank every year. Majority of the top ranking students are from andhra pradesh. The reason is the student will be polished from the eaarlier classes itself.

I don't think they should be abolished. They can be made optional and may not be the basis of promoting a child to the next level. But again when I was in std 5 I dint find the exam overburdening. Its the fault of the parents that they send their children for tuition at such a tender age. They should take care of their studies themselves and allow their kids to take it easy by not forcing them.

How could yes and no answers (which contradicts each other) be both correct ? should not it be the case for using "either".

Please explain different cases (rules) which would help us understand when to mark option C and when to mark option E. Confused! : (.

I do not think they must be abolished but at the same time the annual examinations must not only be the criteria for promoting the students to next class. A fine balance must be maintained between the studies and extracurricular activities so that they can experience the best of the both worlds and their performance in both academic and non academic must be taken into account to promote them.

Albertanny said:   10 years ago
Abolishing is not the only remedy for reducing burden, so I feel option A is vague and option B should be the answer not both.

Jaydev said:   10 years ago
As long as the arguments concerned, facts presented in arguments are important to determine weather the argument is strong or weak. If the exam requires mugging syllabus, it is surely burdensome for students and should be abolished.

For the second argument; students are not supposed to be serious at this age. Instead of showing fear of exam, innovative learning modules should be arranged to make students learn. I don't think argument B is strong.

V Ananthi said:   9 years ago
Each student must be assessed by various skills such as listening speaking reading writing life skill physical fitness leadership qualities helping sharing skills etc. . So I agree option E.

Trishul said:   9 years ago
I find argument 1 quite vague. What exactly is meant by natural growth? Doesn't a lack of competition itself hampers growth and development in general?

Due to lack of better argument for the statement, I find option B more suitable.

Naresh kumar meena said:   9 years ago
Well but I found option B is not suitable because till class V no student able to understand importance of education.

So where seriousness is count infect instead of this option should B like that: No because it will make there basic of primary education and they will suffer in future. This will be more appropriate.