# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 52)
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.

52.

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.
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:
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.
Discussion:
9 comments Page 1 of 1.

Khushi said:   2 years ago
Shouldn't it be both strong?

Please anyone clarify this in detail.

Anonymous said:   2 years ago
I think Both are strong.

Rubbal said:   3 years ago
2nd is a strong argument. It is weak because there are other socioeconomic parameters that we have to consider for providing reservations.

Yesh said:   4 years ago
Yes, right agree @Bharti.

Bharti said:   6 years ago
Both are strong independently.

Sanyam said:   8 years ago
How long there will be reservations?

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

Tinu said:   8 years ago
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.

Trishul said:   8 years ago
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.