Testing Strength of Arguments
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 reduce the growing population in India as the parents will be encouraged to
adopt single child norm.
|A||if only assumption I is implicit|
|B||if only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||if either I or II is implicit|
|D||if neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||if both I and II are implicit.|
(i) Strong: It is a generally accepted truth that jobs should be offered to only deserving students.
(ii) Weak: Giving jobs to single child families is a wrong course of action. We cannot give jobs based on such a scenario. Any wrong course of action cannot be a strong argument.