Statement and Argument

Directions to SolveEach 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.

Q1: Statement: Does India need so many plans for development? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning.
  2. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.

A Neither I nor II is strong

B Only argument II is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Only argument I is strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Before indulging in new development programme it is much necessary to plan the exact target, policies and their implementation and the allocation of funds which shows the right direction to work. So, argument I holds strong. Also, planning ensures full utilization of available resources and funds and stepwise approach towards the target. So, spending a part of money on it is no wastage. Thus, argument II is not valid.

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