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 2 of 3.

Faraz Arif said:   7 years ago
I don't think Statement 1 follows, but I think Statement 2 does. Statement 1 is fairly vague and the creation of a political atmosphere (even if it does happen) does not necessarily have to be a bad thing (and it's been stated in a very negative sense here). Statement 2 is a general argument that is presented time and again as a universal truth. Students (if not all of them) are still the ones who shall form the political leadership for the future. Hence, I believe that only Statement 2 is a viable option.

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.

Ambih said:   1 decade ago
Having a political environment at college isn't bad ? Why is this statement used to strengthen the option 'no'?

Ayaz Ali Phulpoto said:   1 decade ago
Politics is a key of all crimes so it should not allow in educational institutions. However, it also should not allow in Government Sectors/divisions because it creates groups/divisions among students in Educational institutions and Government Sectors.

So the argument no 1 is correct it is as that the politics creates political atmosphere over these institutions that can be danger or harmful.

Ayaz Ali Phulpoto said:   1 decade ago
Politics is a key of all crimes so it should not allow in education institutions. However, it should not allow even in Government Sectors as well.

Divyesh said:   1 decade ago
First argument is weak as it is not necessary that it will create political atmosphere. 2nd one is weak too as it's talking about like whole students. And it's not necessary that everyone would want to go in politics. So in my opinion no one is strong.

Ralte said:   1 decade ago
What the question wants to know is that having a student in college/ university is desirable or not? Argument 1 is not strong, since having Union would not DIRECTLY lead to creating political atmosphere. 2 Argument is also not strong enough. Vice versa. Moreover, base on the all comments. :D.

Vik said:   1 decade ago
As for me - neither argument is strong. Very often unions are made (and financed by the uni) to let the students solve some of their problems emerged in the course of education, so it is some sort of administrative university duties delegated to studs, which has little connection to politics (yep, the president of union is elected, but it is just a sort of funny game for a short period of time).

Arnab said:   1 decade ago
It may happen that a student union is not associated to any political party so I is not strong and not all students want to be the next political leaders. So in my opinion neither of the statement is strong.

Sagar said:   1 decade ago
Yes. I agree that neither of the statement is strong.

We cannot consider the political atmosphere that the formation of student union creates, as the purpose for forming it is totally different that is to address the various problems of college students.

Also, it may be necessary but certainly not "VERY NECESSARY" as it is mentioned in the second statement.

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