Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.

1. 

Statement: Should trade unions be banned completely?
Arguments:

I.   Yes. Workers can concentrate on production.

II.  No. This is the only way through which employees can put their demands before the management.

III. Yes. Employees get their illegal demands fulfilled through these unions.

IV.  No. Trade unions are not banned in other economically advanced countries.

A. Only I is strong
B. Only II is strong
C. Only I and II are strong
D. Only I, II and III are strong
E. None of these
2.  Statement : Should all the school teachers be debarred from giving private tuitions ?
Arguments : 

I. No. the need students will be deprived of the expertise of these teachers.

II. Yes. This is an injustice to the unemployed educated people who can their living by giving tuitions.

III. Yes. Only then the quality of teaching in schools will improve.

IV. Yes. Now salary of these teachers is reasonable.


A. Only I and III are strong.
B. Only I, II and III are strong.
C. Only III and IV are strong.
D. Only II, III and IV are strong.
E. None of these.
3.  Statement : Should class IV children have Board examination ?
Arguments :

I. Yes. This will motivate the children to study and get higher mark, and thus more knowledge can be imbibed at a younger age.

II. No. The children will be forced to study and won't enjoy the process.

III. Yes. In today's competitive word the children need to be prepared right from the beginning to face such difficult examinations.

IV. No. This will add pressure on tender aged children and leave very little time for them to play.


A. All are strong
B. Only I, II and IV are strong
C. Only II, III and IV are strong
D. Only I and III are strong
E. Only I and IV are strong
4.  Statement : Should all the management institutes in the country be brought under government control ?
Arguments :

I. No. The government does not have adequate resources to run such institutes effectively.

II. No. Each institute should  be given freedom to function on its own.

III. Yes. This will enable to have standardized education for all the students.

IV. Yes. Only then the quality of education would be improved.

A. None is strong
B. Only I, II and III are strong
C. Only I and II are strong
D. All are strong
E. Only III is strong
5.  Statement : Should administrative officers be transferred after one or two years ?
Arguments :

I. Yes. They get friendly with local people and are manipulated by them.

II. No. By the time their policies and schemes start taking shape, they have to leave.

III. No. This will create a lot of administrative hassles and cause a lot of inconvenience to the officers.

A. Only II is strong
B. Only I and II are strong
C. Only II and III are strong
D. Only I and III are strong
E. All are strong
6.  Statement : Should there be a total ban on tobacco products and smoking in India ?
Arguments:

I.Yes. It is wrong to smoke away millions of money.

II. No. It will throw thousands of workers in the tobacco industry out of employment.

III. No. The government will lose huge amount of money as it will not earn by way of taxes on these products.


A. None is strong
B. Only I and II are strong
C. Only II is strong
D. Only II and III are strong
E. All are strong
7.  Statement : Should all the indirect taxes in India be combined into a single tax on all commodities ?
Arguments : 

I. Yes. This will considerably simplify the tax collection mechanism and the cost of collecting tax will also reduce.

II.Yes. The manufacturer and traders will be beneifted by this which in turn will boost tax collection.

III. No. No other country has adopted such system.
A. None is strong
B. Only I and III are strong
C. Only II is strong
D. Only II and III are strong
E. None of these
8.  Statement : Should the rule of wearing helmet for both driver and pillion rider while driving a motor bike be enforced strictly ?
Arguments :

I. Yes. It is a rule s should be followed strictly by all.

II. No. Each individual knows how to protect his own life and it should be left to his discretion.

III. No. It does not ensure safety as only  the head is protected and rest of the body  is not.

IV. Yes. It is a necessity as head, being the most sensitive organ, is protected by the helmet.

A. None is strong
B. Only I and III are strong
C. Only I and IV are strong
D. Only II and IV are strong
E. All are strong
9.  Statement :Should the public sector undertakings be allowed to adopt hire and fire policy ?
Arguments :

I.Yes. This will help the public sector undertakings to get rid of non-performing employees and reward the performing employees.

II. No. This will give an unjust handle to the management and they may use it indiscriminately.

III.Yes. This will help increase the level of efficiency of these organizations and these will become profitable establishments.

A. None is strong
B. Only I and II are strong
C. Only II and III are strong
D. Only I and III are strong
E. All are strong
10.  Statement : Should the income generated out of agricultural activities be taxed ?
Arguments :

I.No. Farmers are otherwise suffering from natural calamities and low yield coupled with procurement price and their income should  not be taxed.

II. Yes. Majority of the population is dependent on agriculture and hence their income should be  taxed to augment  the resources.

III. Yes. Many big farmers earn much more than the majority of the service earners and they  should be taxed to remove the disparity.

A. Only I is strong
B. Only I and II are strong
C. Only II and III are strong
D. All are strong
E. None of these