Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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.

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Statement: Should there be reservation in Government jobs for candidates from single child family?

Arguments:

  1. No. This is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving candidates without any reservation for a particular group.
  2. Yes. This will help reduce the growing population in India as the parents will be encouraged to adopt single child norm.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Government has already made provisions for reservation of jobs for the economically backward sections, which is a must. So, abolishing the practice of reservation altogether has no meaning. Thus, argument I is vague. Also, more reservations would lead to non-recruitment of many more deserving candidates. Besides, such a reservation, if implemented, will cater to the job requirements of only a small section of population and not a major part of it. So, argument II also does not hold strong.

Rishikesh said: (Dec 23, 2011)  
Why 2 is not Corroborative?

Trishul said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
Your explanation against argument II is not good. Deserving/undeserving candidate has got nothing to do with this. That is a totally different argument. In fact argument II is a strong argument because it would indeed incentive many families to go for single child thus alleviating population problem.

Tinu said: (Sep 25, 2015)  
Your comment "such a reservation, if implemented, will cater to the job requirements of only a small section of population and not a major part of it" is itself suggesting that argument II is strong. As other will be encouraged to adopt single child norm for getting reservation thus reducing the growing population in India.

Sanyam said: (Apr 23, 2016)  
How long there will be reservations?

I agree with both the statements, If reservations are to be given then divide equally.

Bharti said: (May 2, 2018)  
Both are strong independently.

Yesh said: (Jan 26, 2020)  
Yes, right agree @Bharti.

Rubbal said: (Jun 10, 2020)  
2nd is a strong argument. It is weak because there are other socioeconomic parameters that we have to consider for providing reservations.

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