Logical Reasoning - Statements And Course Of Actions

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One interrogative sentence is followed by two arguments, one beginning with ‘yes’ and the other with ‘no’. Pick the correct answer choice from the answer choices given below for each of the questions

11. Should old age pension be introduced in India?
I. Yes, because it is the most important social necessity.
No, because it will increase financial burden on the state

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : Old age pension is still not considered the most important social necessity in India; family support system is still intact. If it is introduced in India, it will increase the financial burden on the state. So, only II is more forceful.
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12. Should free education be imparted in Indian schools?
I. Yes, because India is a democratic country.
II. No, because free education will lead to unemployment of educated people.

  • Option : D
  • Explanation : Argument I is not strong as it is not incumbent on a democratic setup to provide free education to its populace. Argument II is also not strong because in the statement, there is nothing to link free education with the employment of people.
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13. Should reservation of seats for SC/ST candidates be discontinued?
I. Yes, because reservation serves no purpose except for support to the political parties.
II. No, because the backward sections of the society must be helped.

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : Argument I is not forceful because reservation is not being extended to SC/ST candidates to gain sup- port from political parties. Argument II is strong as SCs/STs need reservation so that they get some help in this manner.
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