# 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.

Yash said:   4 years ago
I think option B is correct.
(2)

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

(1)

Faraz Arif said:   8 years ago
I don't believe that Statement 1 follows since it is fairly vague in stating that natural growth will be hampered (which is unjustified and clearly did not hamper our natural growth when we were younger). Statement 2 is still strong as it justifies itself by giving a good reason.

Darling Kamali said:   4 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.

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.

Both statements have a different direction of conclusion, so it should be C option.

Avinash said:   6 years ago