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 reservation in Government jobs for candidates from single child family? Arguments:
  1. No. This is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving candidates without any reservation for a particular group.
  2. Yes. This will help reduce the growing population in India as the parents will be encouraged to adopt single child norm.

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Both I and II are strong

ANS:D - Neither I nor II is strong

Explanation: The Government has already made provisions for reservation of jobs for the economically backward sections, which is a must. So, abolishing the practice of reservation altogether has no meaning. Thus, argument I is vague. Also, more reservations would lead to non-recruitment of many more deserving candidates. Besides, such a reservation, if implemented, will cater to the job requirements of only a small section of population and not a major part of it. So, argument II also does not hold strong.



img not found
img

For help Students Orientation
Mcqs Questions

One stop destination for examination, preparation, recruitment, and more. Specially designed online test to solve all your preparation worries. Go wherever you want to and practice whenever you want, using the online test platform.