(Sample Material) Online Coaching for CAPF (AC): Logical reasoning and analytical ability - "Statement and Arguments"

Online Coaching for UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (AC) Written Examination

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Topic: Statement and Arguments

Directions: In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to distinguish between “strong” argument and “weak” argument. A “strong” argument must be both important and directly related to the question. A “weak” argument may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may he 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’. Give answer (a) if only argument I is strong, (b) if only argument II is strong, (c) if neither I nor II is strong and (d) if both I and II are strong.

1. Statement: Should small States be formed out of bigger States in India ?


I. Yes, there will be administrative convenience.
II. No, it will be a danger to national integration.

2. Statement: Should all the government owned educational institutions be given to private sector?


I. Yes, there will be upgradation of educational standard in these institutions.
II. Yes, the educational standard of these institutions will decrease.

3. Statement: Should be organizations like the UNO be abolished ?


I. The cold war is going to an end so there is no role of such organizations.
II. No, in the absence of these organizations, there will be a world war.