In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between "strong" arguments and "weak" arguments. "Strong" arguments must be both important and directly related to the question. "Weak" arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.
Each question below is followed by three arguments numbered I, II and III. You have to decide which of the argument(s) is/are "strong". I.
Should the Government restrict use of electricity for each household depending upon the requirement ?
I. Yes, this will help government tide over the problem of inadequate generation of electricity.
II. No, every citizen has right to consume electricity as per their requirement as they pay for using electricity.
III. No, the Government does not have the machinery to put such a restriction on use of electricity.
Should the Government order closure of all educational institutions for a month to avoid fast spreading of the contagious viral infection ?
I. No, closure of educational institution alone is not the solution for curbing spread of viral infection.
II. No, students will visit crowded places like malls, markets, playgrounds etc. in more numbers and spread the disease, as they will have lot of spare time at their disposal.
III. Yes, young persons are more prone to get affected by the viral infection and hence they should remain indoors.
Should the Government ban export of all types of food grains for the next one year to tide over the unprotected drought situation in the the country ?
I. Yes, this is the only way to provide food to its citizen during the year.
II. No, the Government does not have its jurisdiction over private exporters for banning exporters.
III. Yes, the Government should not allow the exporters to export food grains and procure all the food grains held by such exporters and make it available for home consumption.
Should there be a common syllabus for all subjects in graduate courses in all the universities across the country ?
I. Yes, this is the only way to spring in uniformity in the education system in the country.
II. Yes, it will help standardise the quality of graduation certificates being given by different universities in the country.
III. No, each university should have the autonomy to decide its syllabus based on the specific requirement of the university.
Should all those students who failed in one or two subjects in HSC be allowed to take admission in degree courses and continue their study subject to their successfully passing in the supplementary examination ?
I. Yes, this will help the students to complete their education without a break of one year.
II. Yes, this is a forward looking strategy to help the students and motivate them for higher studies.
II. No, such students do not choose to continue their studies without having passed in all the subjects in HSC.
For the following questions answer them individually
Statement : Many patients suffering from malaria were administered anti-malarial drug for a week. Some of them did not respond to the traditional drug and their condition deteriorated after four days. Which of the following would weaken the ndings mentioned in the above statement ?
Statement : The cost of manufacturing cars in state A is thirty per cent less than the cost of manufacturing cars in state B. Even after transportation fee for the differential distances of states A and B and the inter-state taxes, it is cheaper to manufacture cars in state B than state A for selling these cars in State C. Which of the following supports the conclusion drawn in the above statement ?
Statement : Many people are of the opinion that use of cell phones in of ces for personal use should totally be banned. It has been found in a research study, that there was signi cant drop in output of employ-ees in the organisation where use of cell phones was liberally allowed vis-a-vis those organisations where use of cell phones are banned for making personal calls. Which of the following contradicts the ndings of stated in the above statement ?