Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 4)
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.

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 there be students union in college/university?


  1. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus.
  2. Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders.
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
Answer: Option
The students union formation shall be a step towards giving to students the basic education in the field of politics. However, it shall create the same political atmosphere in the campus. Thus, both the arguments hold strong.
23 comments Page 1 of 3.

Lokesh said:   2 years ago
I think the answer should be option D.

Navdeep said:   3 years ago
I think either Or can be the answer as yes or no at same time is no possible. If one statement is true and at the same time another one is also true. Both are having yes and no types of arguments then the answer will be either 1 Or 2.

Arindam said:   4 years ago
Both arg 1 and arg 2 are both strong. But the problem exists in choosing the correct option, as basically in this sort of question the option is either 1 or 2, but here it is given both. In my opinion, both the argument have different direction respectively. Both are practically possible.

Lucy said:   6 years ago
The answer provided for this question is a bit narrow.

I think that students unions play a major role in helping solve problems faced by other students to make sure to build a vibrant student community.

Sumit said:   8 years ago
Students unions in the college are mainly for raising issues of students in front of management of colleges and universities. It is not for political leadership development of students. I think both statements not follow.

Shree said:   4 years ago
Can anyone explain me the difference between "either I Or II is strong " And "both I and II are strong".

Anandan said:   5 years ago
I think none of the statements is addressing the real reason of unionisation in a college. The purpose is to stand up for the problems faced by the students. The two options are valid but not strong.

Ravi said:   5 years ago
So, what if the political environment is established in the campus, it has nothing to do with education. Hence, I think statement 1 is weak.

SIDDHARTH CHANDEL said:   7 years ago
Argument 1: Only Mentions it will lead to form political environment, but doesn't link how? Certainly, there is a reasonable doubt. So Argument 1 doesn't follow.

Argument 2: Provides an established fact, that the students are/will be future political leaders. But again it doesn't directly link to setting up of the student union.

Both the arguments are WEAK.

Actually, if the QUESTION / STATEMENT have been put up like - Should elections be held among students in college/university?

Arguments 1 & 2 may had followed!

Anshuman Sethy said:   7 years ago

If anybody wants to be a politician there is no need of gain political experience in college. Politician means to serve the people by heart either in a state or country. PM Modi says think to do something rather than thinking of achieving something. If students gain political experience in colleges to do politics in future rather than thinking of serving the people. There is no need of such politicians. Thus arg 2 is not correct. Students unions are generally made to manage and reach student's problem or opinion to the college authority by the union leader. But now many of the universities do politics by group separation or division.

So that disturbances happen in studies and college environment is fully disturbed. So I think argument 1 is fully correct.

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