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 we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation? Arguments:
  1. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date.
  2. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.

A Either I or II is strong

B Both I and II are strong

C Only argument II is strong

D Neither I nor II is strong

E Only argument I is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, argument I is vague because at present too, many fields are open to all after graduation. However, eliminating the post-graduate courses would abolish higher and specialized studies which lead to understanding things better and deeply. So, argument II is valid.

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