Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 3 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

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 people with educational qualification higher than the optimum requirements be debarred from seeking jobs?


  1. No. It will further aggravate the problem of educated unemployment.
  2. Yes. It creates complexes among employees and affects the work adversely.
  3. No. This goes against the basic rights of the individuals.
  4. Yes. This will increase productivity.

Only I and III are strong
All are strong
Only II and IV are strong
Only III is strong
None of these
Answer: Option
The issue discussed in the statement is nowhere related to increase in unemployment, as the number of vacancies filled in will remain the same. Also, in a working place, it is the performance of the individual that matters and that makes him more or less wanted, and not his educational qualifications. So, neither I nor II holds strong. Besides, the needs of a job are laid down in the desired qualifications for the job. So, recruitment of more qualified people cannot augment productivity. Thus, IV also does not hold strong. However, it is the right of an individual to get the post for which he fulfils the eligibility criteria, whatever be his extra merits. Hence, argument III holds strong.
3 comments Page 1 of 1.

Roshan said:   1 decade ago
I feel that the argument I is also strong because if highly educated people are debarred from seeking jobs then what they will do they will be unemployed, that's obvious.

Gagan Marwaha said:   1 year ago
The argument I also hold strong. Right?

Then why can't it be option A?

Suhail said:   4 years ago
I agree with you @Roshan.

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