Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.


Statement: Should government established higher level Institutes of Technology (IIT's) be privatized?


  1. Yes. Privatization will make these institutes financially healthy, competitive and quality conscious.
  2. Yes. Privatization is the key of the new era - can we survive without it?
  3. No. Standard of education of these institutes will fall.

[A]. None is strong
[B]. All are strong
[C]. Only I is strong
[D]. Only I and III are strong
[E]. Only II and III are strong

Answer: Option C


Clearly, privatization leads to betterment in a bid to win over the others in the field and earn both good reputation and money. So, argument I holds strong. Besides, privatization cannot be opted for just because it is the present trend. Also, privatization would, in no way, deteriorate the educational standards. So, neither II nor III holds.

Dinesh Choudhary said: (Jun 5, 2013)  
Privatization is not solution, privatization is also suffering from corruption. Privatization makes the iits less independent.

Millie said: (Jun 15, 2013)  
I totally agree with Dinesh. In the US it is the greedy supporters of privatization who are trying to commandeer our government postal system with propaganda when it is an excellent, well-run system that is not intended to "make" money but rather provide a sustainable and reliable service.

Dheeraj said: (Jun 24, 2013)  
Privatization makes the institutes greedy. As these are government aided institutions, they are funded by government and maintain a certain standard. There are also good resources offering a wide scope for R&D whereas we cannot expect the same in a private institution.

Kostiantyn said: (Dec 16, 2015)  
It is about believes. Same as saying there is no God, and depends really of situation.

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