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 all the students graduating in any discipline desirous of pursuing post-graduation of the subjects of their choice be allowed to enrol in the post-graduate courses?


  1. Yes. The students are the best judge of their capabilities and there should not be restrictions for joining post-graduate courses.
  2. No. The students need to study relevant subjects in graduate courses to enrol in post-graduate courses and the students must fulfil such conditions.
  3. No. There are not enough institutes offering post-graduate courses which can accommodate all the graduates desirous of seeking post-graduate education of their own choice.

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

Answer: Option E


Only argument II is strong. The students cannot be enrolled in the courses just on the basis of their interests, but their compatibility with the same also matters. So, I does not hold. Besides, lack of institutes is no criteria to deny post-graduate courses to students. So, argument III also does not hold. II provides a genuine reason and thus holds strong.

Preet said: (Sep 18, 2016)  
What is the difference between none is strong (choice A) and none of these (Choice E)?

Vishal Pathak said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
Because only II is a strong argument, which matches with option E (no option referred only II is strong) but options A does not. (not none is strong).

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