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.


Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published?


  1. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply.
  2. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.

[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 B


Clearly, I does not provide a strong reason in support of the statement. Also, it is not possible to analyze the really deserving and not deserving. So/argument II holds strong.

Nisha said: (Dec 27, 2014)  
But in job always deserving people get selected by skills and experience people are recognized as deserving then only they get job.

Bhumika Gandhi said: (Feb 2, 2016)  
There is no deserved and undeserved category in the field of literature. As they bring out their own thoughts every author must be respected. After publishing only the popularity is known.

Here before publishing we cannot differentiate them as deserving and undeserving. So I feel it's the correct option.

Satyam Gujar said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
D option is right.

1st is a weak argument.

2nd : in the 2nd argument it is said "it is impossible to draw the line", this impossible word makes it weak because it might be difficult to draw line between deserving and non-deserving but not impossible. So this argument is also weak.

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