Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 3 (Q.No. 7)
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: Is caste-based reservation policy in professional colleges justified?


  1. Yes. The step is a must to bring the underprivileged at par with the privileged ones.
  2. No. It obstructs the establishment of a classless society.
  3. Yes. This will help the backward castes and classes of people to come out of the oppression of upper caste people.

Only I and II are strong
Only II is strong
Only II and III are strong
Only I and III are strong
All are strong
Answer: Option
Clearly, capability is an essential criteria for a profession and reservation cannot ensure capable workers. So, neither I nor III holds strong. However, making one caste more privileged than the other through reservations would hinder the objectives of a classless society. So, argument II holds strong.
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Yovi said:   1 year ago
The answer gives an ideal situation when in reality a lot of jobs are taken by people just because they belong to a particular caste even if they are not qualified enough. So, the answer should be D.

Prerna Jain said:   5 years ago
Yes, answer 2 is correct. Because they were talking about classes, not the privileged and underprivileged and also how can one say that there is oppression of upperclass?

Sankhadeep Burman said:   5 years ago
It is very biased.

Clearly, the caste-based system was established because of the first answer "Option I".

Official said:   6 years ago

"Capability is an essential criterion for a profession and reservation cannot ensure capable workers". Despite this being true, that is certainly not the current situation. Every professional course in India has reservation & we use the 1st option as our defence. So why this hypocrisy? The answer is clearly [A] as our current situation justifies it.

Mani said:   6 years ago
Biased and illogical answer.

Reservation is a consequence of castism. Just by removing reservation classless society can not be established. So, the Answer should be D.

Dev said:   9 years ago
Seems, you have not understood the question yourself. Your talking about the colleges NOT some company, it means an opportunity is given to backward class candidate (that too in proportion to population) develop the professional skills. So I believe option D is most appropriate.

Kaviraj said:   9 years ago
I would go with option D as reservation has both pros and cons.

And looking to the options all holds strong in their sense.

Krupal said:   1 decade ago
Agreed that reservation cannot ensure capable workers but people at the backward class are at par with respect to the study material. If they are provided with proper education material at colleges they can also be capable. Although I agree that reservation at work place should be stopped.

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