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Statement and Argument

In making decision about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'Strong' arguments and 'Weak' arguments. 'Strong' arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. 'Weak' arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Each question below is 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 ?

  1. Statement
    Should the government levy tax agricultural income also?
    Arguments
    I. Yes, that is the only way to fill government's coffer.
    II. No, 80% of our population live in rural areas.
    1. if only Arguments I is strong
    2. if only Arguments II is strong
    3. if either I or II is strong
    4. if neither I nor II is strong
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    Argument I and II both are weak, the argument that government's coffer can be filed only with the tax on agriculture is totally irrelevant secondly, it cannot be said that all the 80% rural population are poor.

    Correct Option: D

    Argument I and II both are weak, the argument that government's coffer can be filed only with the tax on agriculture is totally irrelevant secondly, it cannot be said that all the 80% rural population are poor.

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Study the following instructions carefully and then answer the questions that follow. In making decision about important questions it is desirable that a candidate should be able to distinguish between 'strong' and 'weak' arguments so far as they related to the questions and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspect of the question. Each question give below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have decide which of arguments is a 'strong' argument and which open is 'weak' argument.

  1. Illustration 3.
    Statement

    should computers be used in all possible sectors in India?
    Arguments
    I. Yes, it will bring efficiency and accuracy in the work.
    II. No, it will be an injustice to the monumental human resources which are at present underutilized.
    1. If only Argument I is strong
    2. If only Argument II is strong
    3. If either I or nor II is strong
    4. If both I and II are strong
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    Use of computers does have the positive impact, as mentioned in Argument I but the negative impact as mentioned in Argument II is also worth considering. So, both arguments are strong.

    Correct Option: D

    Use of computers does have the positive impact, as mentioned in Argument I but the negative impact as mentioned in Argument II is also worth considering. So, both arguments are strong.

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In this type of decision-making questions decisions about important questions, it is desirable to distinguish between 'strong' and 'weak' arguments. A 'strong' arguments must be both 'important and directly related to the question. A 'weak' arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspect of the question. Each question below is followed by two arguments, numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is 'strong' and which is 'weak'?

  1. Statement
    Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged ?
    Arguments
    I. Yes, they will help in the industrial development of the country.
    II.Yes, they will reduce the burden on the employment market.
    1. If only Argument I is strong
    2. If only Argument II is strong
    3. If neither I nor II is strong
    4. If both I and II are strong
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    Both the arguments are strong as encouragement to the young entrepreneurs will open up the avenues of setting up of new industries. Hence, it will help in industrial development. consequently, more job opportunities will created.

    Correct Option: D

    Both the arguments are strong as encouragement to the young entrepreneurs will open up the avenues of setting up of new industries. Hence, it will help in industrial development. consequently, more job opportunities will created.

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  1. Should the state government be allowed to retain major shares of the central taxes collected in the respective states ?

    I. No, the Central Government should receive the major share as most of the developmental programmes are funded by the Central Government.
    II. Yes, most of the State Governments are short of funds and they badly need more funds.
    1. If only Argument I is Strong
    2. If only Argument II is strong
    3. If neither I nor II is strong
    4. If both I and II are strong
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    Yes, Central Government should receive the major share because most of the development programmers are funded by Central Government and it also helps the Central Government to provide and manage the funds to poor states where funds are least collected.

    Correct Option: A

    Yes, Central Government should receive the major share because most of the development programmers are funded by Central Government and it also helps the Central Government to provide and manage the funds to poor states where funds are least collected.

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  1. Statement
    Should the incharge of all the police stations in the country be transferred every two years ?
    Arguments
    I No, this will create a lot of administrative hassles and also will create a lot of inconvenience to the police officers.
    II.Yes this is the only way to eradicate the nexus between police officers and anti-social elements.
    1. If only Argument I is strong
    2. If only Argument II is strong
    3. If neither I nor II Is strong
    4. If both I and II are strong
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    Argument I is strong because, if all the police officers are transferred after every two years, then it will create a lot of administrative hassles and it will also create lot of inconvenience to the police officers. The use of term 'only'in the Argument II makes it invalid.

    Correct Option: A

    Argument I is strong because, if all the police officers are transferred after every two years, then it will create a lot of administrative hassles and it will also create lot of inconvenience to the police officers. The use of term 'only'in the Argument II makes it invalid.

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