Statement and Argument ( 21 to 25 )

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Statement and Argument ( 21 to 25 ):


APTITUDE QUESTIONS (STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT):

21. Statement

Should there be no place of interview while selection?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, it is very subjective.
  2. No, it is the only method to judge candidate’s motives and personality.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

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Answer: option (A)

Explanation: Beside interview, there are other modes for the selection like written examination to judge candidate’s motives. So, argument II is not strong enough. However, the interview is a subjective assessment without doubt. So, argument I holds.

 

22. Statement

Should income tax be abolished in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, it is an unnecessary burden on the wage earners.
  2. No, it is a good source of revenue.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

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Answer: option (B)

Explanation:

Income-tax is levied so that every citizen can contribute his share towards the development of the nation. So, argument I seem to be vague. However, income-tax is no doubt a good source of revenue for the government. Hence, argument II holds strong.

 

23. Statement

Should education be made free in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, this will improve the literacy rate.
  2. No, it would add the heavy burden on the resources.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.


D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

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Answer: option (B)

Explanation:

Making education free in India is not the only means to ensure literacy, awareness is also needed. So, argument I is vague. Also, such a step would require funds and lead to financial drain. So, argument II holds.

 

24. Statement

Should India have no military force at all?

Arguments:

  1. No, other countries in the world do not believe in non-violence.
  2. Yes, many Indians believe in non-violence.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

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Answer: option (D)

Explanation:

India needs to have military force to defend itself against the threat of other military powers in the world. So, none of the argument holds strong.

 

25. Statement

Should there be reservation in Govt. jobs?

Arguments:

  1. No, this is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving candidates without any reservation.
  2. Yes, this will help to reduce the growing population in India.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

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Answer: option (D)

Explanation:

The govt. has already made some 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. Beside, such a reservation if implemented, will lead to job requirements of a small section of population. So, argument II also does not hold strong.

 

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