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Statement & Arguments

Directions (1 -35) : In each question below is given 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' arguments.

Give answers :

1) if only argument I is strong :
2) if only argument II is strong
3) if either I or II is strong ;
4) if neither I nor lI is strong
5) if both I and II strong

1.

Statement :Should an organisation like UNO be dissolved ?

Arguments :
I.Yes.With cold war coming to an end, such organisations have no
role to play
II. No. In the absence of such organisations theremay be a world war.

 
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2.

Statement :Should there be a complete ban on strike by government
employees in India

Arguments :
I.Yes. This is the only way to teach discipline to the employees.
II.No. This deprives the citizens of their democratic right.

 
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3.

Statement :Should luxury hotels be banned in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. They are places form where international criminals operate.
II.No.Affluent foreign tourists will have no place to stay.

 
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4.

Statement :Should internal assessment in colleges be abolished ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism
II.No. Teaching faculty will lose control over students .

 
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5.

Statement :Should we impart sex education in schools ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. All the progressive nations do so
II.No.We cannot impart sex education in coeducational schools.

 
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6.

Statement :Should family planning bemade compulsory in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is not other go .
II.No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning
is against the tenets of some of the religions.

 
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7.

Statement :Should there be a world government ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. It will help in eliminating tensions among the nations
II.No. Then, only the developed countrieswill dominate in the government

 
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8.

Statement :Should we scrap the system of formal eduction beyond graduation ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date
II.No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge

 
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9.

Statement :Should India manufacture atom bombs ?

Arguments :
I.Yes. It is imperative to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the
country
II.No. This will create imbalance in the power of nations in this region

 
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10.

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 underutilised.

 
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11.

Statement :Should sex determination test during pregnancy be completely banned ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this leads to indiscriminate female foeticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance.
II.No, people have a right to know about their unborn child.

 
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12.

Statement :Should the parents in India in future be forced to opt for only one child as
against two or many at present ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this is the only way to check the ever increasing population of India.
II.No, this type of pressure tactic is not adopted by any other country in the
world.

 
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13.

Statement :Should there be complete ban on mining coal in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, the present stock of coal will not last long if we continuemining at the
present rate.
II.No, we do not have alternate energy source of sufficient quantity.

 
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14.

Statement :Should all the slums in big cities be demolished and the people living in such
slums be relocated outside the city limits ?

Arguments :
I.No, all these people will lose their home and livelihood and hence they should
not be relocated.
II.Yes, the big cities need more and more spaces to carry out development
activities and hence these slums should be removed.

 
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15.

Statement :Should there be uniforms for students in colleges in India as in a schools ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this will improve the ambience of the colleges as all the students will be
decently dressed.
II.No, college students should not be regimented and they should be left to choose
their clothes for coming to college.

 
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16.

Statement :Should there be only onemedium of instruction in all the colleges in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, in many countries there is only one medium of instruction in all the
colleges.
II. No, this is not practicable in amultilingual country like India.

 
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17.

Statement :Should there be reservation in Government jobs for candidates from single
child family ?

Arguments :
I.No, this is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving
candidates without any reservation for a particular group.
II.Yes, this will help reducing the growing population in India as the parents will
be encouraged to adopt single child norm.

 
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18.

Statement :Should there be complete ban on opening new engineering colleges in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, every year lakhs of engineers and graduates from various colleges
cannot find jobs as the demand is much less than the supply.
II.No, India needs more technically qualified people tomeet the
ever-in-creasing demand of technocrats in the international arena.

 
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19.

Statement :Should all the Government appointees as heads of different organizations
other than administrative cadre personnel resign at the time of change of
Government ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this practice is being followed in USA and has been found to be
effective.
II.No, such appointments should be kept out of political influences and each of
them should be allowed to complete their full term.

 
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20.

Statement :Should all those who are suffering from terminal diseased be allowed to end
their lives if they so desire ?

Arguments :
I.No, nobody should be allowed to end their life at their will as this goes
against the basic tenets of humanity.
II.Yes, instead of suffering with pain and no chance of recovery they should be
allowed to do so.

 
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21.

Statement :Should school education be made free in India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this is the only way to improve the level of literacy
II.No, It will add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.

 
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22.

Statement :Should there be a complete ban on manufacture of firecrackers in India ?

Arguments :
I.No, this will render thousands of workers jobless
II.Yes, the firecrackermanufacturers use child labour to a large extent.

 
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23.

Statement :Should the government levy tax on agricultural income also ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, that is the only way to fill government coffers
II.No, 80%percent of our population live in rural areas

 
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24.

Statement :Should student’s union in universities be abolished ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, Students can pay full attention to their career development
II.No, all the great leaders had been student’s union leader only

 
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25.

Statement :Should correspondence courses at the university level be discontinued in
India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, only interaction between teachers and students at the college helps total
development of personality.
II.No, the demand for discontinuance comes only from the elite who have no
knowledge of what is meant by poverty.

 
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26.

Statement :Should India have no military force at all ?

Arguments :
I.No, other countries in the world do not believe in nonviolence
II.Yes, Many Indians believe in nonviolent.

 
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27.

Statement :Should government stop spending huge amounts of money on international
sports ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, this money can be utilised for up liftment of the poor.
II.No, Sport persons will be frustrated and will not get international exposure

 
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28.

Statement :Should number of holidays of government employees be reduced ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, our government employees are havingmaximum number of holidays
among the other countries of the world.
II.Yes, It will lead to increased productivity of government offices.

 
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29.

Statement :Are educational institutions responsible for unrest among the youth ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, there is no discipline in educational institutions.
II.No, there is no disciplinary problem in educational institutions.

 
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30.

Statement :Should coal engines be replaced by electric engines in trains ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, coal engines cause a lot of pollution
II.No, India does not produce enough electricity to fulfill even the domestic needs.

 
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31.

Statement :Should there be a ban on product advertisement ?

Arguments :
I.No, it is an age of advertising. Unless your advertisement is better than that of
your other competitors, the products will not be sold.
II.Yes, the money spend on advertising is very huge and it inflates the cost of the
product.

 
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32.

Statement :Should election expenses of central and state legislature be met by the govern
ment ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, it will put an end to political corruption
II.No, it is not good in any country

 
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33.

Statement :Should workers be allowed to participate in themanagement of factories in
India ?

Arguments :
I.Yes, it is the present management theory
II.No, the workers are usually uneducated, such persons will not be allowed to
take the management decisions.

 
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34.

Statement :Should women be provided more job opportunities ?

Arguments :
I.No, they are entrusted with household jobs.
II.Yes, they should also go into the outside world.

 
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35.

Statement :Should state lotteries be stopped

Arguments :
I.Yes, The government should not promote gambling habits
II.No, The government will lose a large amount of revenue.

 
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