100+ Statement and Arguments Questions for Bank Exams - 1

Question: 1

Each question given below consist of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments us a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.
Statement :
Can pollution be controlled?
Arguments :
I. Yes. If everyone realize the hazards it may be create and cooperate to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled.
II. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: C

The control of pollution, on one hand, seems to be impossible because of the ever growing need and the disconcern of the people but, on the other hand, the control is possible by a joint effort. So, either of the arguments will hold strong.

Question: 2

Statement :
Should new universities be established in India?
Arguments :
I. No. we have still not achieved the target for literacy.
II. No. We will have to face the problem of unemployed but highly qualified people.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: E

Clearly, instead of improving upon higher education, increasing the literacy rate should be heeded first. So, argument I holds. Also, more number of universities will produce more degree holders with the number of jobs remaining the same, thus increasing unemployment. So, argument II also holds strong.

Question: 3

Statement :
Should all the annual examinations upto Std. V be abolished?
Arguments :
I. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth.
II. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: E

Clearly, neither the students can be burdened with studies at such a tender age, nor can they be left free to take studies casually, as this shall weaken their basic foundation. So, both the arguments follow.

Question: 4

Statement :
Should education be brought under the control of the Central Government like defence?
Arguments :
I. No. Education is a state subject and it should remain with the state.
II. Yes. This is the only way to establish uniformity in growth of education across the states.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: A

Clearly, the benefits of education can reach out better to the masses if looked after by governing bodies at the state level, rather than if looked after by a single at the Centre.

Besides, uniformity in education can be achieved by constant monitoring, and prescribing a common curriculum and assessment policy. So, only argument I holds strong.

Question: 5

Statement :
Should luxury hotels be banned in India?
Arguments :
I. Yes. They are places from where international criminals operate.
II. No. Affluent foreign tourists will have no place to stay.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: B

Clearly, the luxury hotels are a mark of country’s standard and a place for staying for the affluent foreign tourists. So, argument II holds. Argument I is not a strong reason because ban of hotels is not a way to do away with the activities of international criminals.

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