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: Should there be no place of interview in selection? Arguments:
  1. Yes, it is very subjective in assessment.
  2. No. It is the only instrument to judge candidates' motives and personality.

A Only argument I is strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Only argument II is strong

D Either I or II is strong

E Both I and II are strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Clearly, besides interview, there can be other modes of written examination to judge candidates' motives. So argument II is not strong enough. However, the interview is a subjective assessment without doubt. So, argument I holds.

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