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Statement and Argument MCQ Questions & Answers

Statement and Argument MCQs : This section focuses on the "Statement and Argument". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Statement and Argument skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Statement: Should an organization like UNO be dissolved? Arguments: I. Yes. With cold war coming to an end, such organizations have no role to play II. No, In the absence of such organizations there may be a world war.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 2

Statement: Should religion be banned? Arguments: I. Yes. It develops fanaticism in people. II. No, Religion binds people together.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 3

Statement: Should there be a cap on maximum number of contestants for parliamentary elections in any constituency? Arguments: I. Yes. This will make the parliamentary elections more meaningful as the voters can make a considered judgement for casting their vote. II. No. In a democracy any person fulfilling the eligibility criteria can contest parliamentary elections and there should be no restrictions.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 4

Statement: Should all the annual examinations up to 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. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 5

Statement: Should higher education be completely stopped for some time? Arguments: I. No. It will hamper the country's future progress. II. Yes. It will reduce the educated unemployment.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 6

Statement: Should there be uniforms for students in the colleges in India as in the schools? Arguments: I. Yes, this will improve the ambience of the colleges as all the students will be decently dressed. II. No. The college students should not be regimented and they should be left to choose their clothes for coming to the college.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 7

Statement: Does India need so many plans for development? Arguments: I. Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning. II. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 8

Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai? Arguments: I. Yes. It will create job opportunities. II. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 9

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. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 10

Statement: Should fashionable dresses be banned? Arguments: I. Yes. Fashions keep changing and hence consumption of cloth increases. II. No. Fashionable clothes are a person's self expression and therefore his/her fundamental right.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 11

Statement: Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals? Arguments: I. Yes. Trappers are making a lot of money; II. No. Bans on hunting and trapping are not effective.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 12

Statement: Should all the unauthorized structures in the city be demolished? Arguments: I. No. Where will the people residing in such houses live? II. Yes. This will give a clear message to general public and they will refrain from constructing unauthorized buildings.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 13

Statement: Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better services to the public. II. No. This will pose a threat to the national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 14

Statement: Should 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level? Arguments: I. No, our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models. II. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 15

Statement: Should we scrap the 'Public Distribution System' in India? Arguments: I. Yes, Protectionism is over, everyone must get the bread on his/her own. II. Yes. The poor do not get any benefit because of corruption.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 16

Statement: Should India become a permanent member of UN's Security Council? Arguments: I. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity. II. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 17

Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments: I. Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates 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. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 18

Statement: Should school education be made free in India? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to improve the level of literacy. II. No. It would add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 19

Statement: Should high chimneys be installed in industries? Arguments: I. Yes. It reduces pollution at ground level. II. No. It increases pollution in upper atmosphere.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 20

Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas? Arguments: I. Yes. Rural people are creative. II. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 21

Statement: Is paying ransom or agreeing to the conditions of kidnappers of political figures, a proper course of action? Arguments: I. Yes. The victims must be saved at all cost. II. No. It encourages the kidnappers to continue their sinister activities.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 22

Statement: Should all the legislators be forced to resign from their profession? Arguments: I. Yes. They will be able to devote more time for the country. II. No, nobody will contest election.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 23

Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges be abolished? Arguments: I. Yes. This will help in reducing the possibility of favouritism. II. No, teaching faculty will lose control over students.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 24

Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment? Arguments: I. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally. II. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 25

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. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 26

Statement: Should Government close down loss-making public sector enterprises? Arguments: I. No. All employees will lose their jobs, security and earning, what would they do? II. Yes. In a competitive world the rule is 'survival of the fittest'.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 27

Statement: Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself? Arguments: I. Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports. II. No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 28

Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country? Arguments: I. Yes. It is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country. II. No. Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 29

Statement: Should there be a world government? Arguments: I. Yes. It will help in eliminating tensions among the nations. II. No. Then, only the developed countries will dominate in the government.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 30

Statement: Should adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme? Arguments: I. No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme. II. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 31

Statement: Should so much money be spent on advertisements? Arguments: I. Yes. It is an essential concomitant in a capitalist economy. II. No. It leads to wastage of resources.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 32

Statement: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student's performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid. II. No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 33

Statement: Should children be legally made responsible to take care of their parents during their old age? Arguments: I. Yes. Such matter can only be solved by legal means. II. Yes. Only this will bring some relief to poor parents.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 34

Statement: Should the practice of transfers of clerical cadre employees from government offices of one city to those of another be stopped? Arguments: I. No. Transfer of employees is a routine administrative matter and we must continue it. II. Yes. It involves lot of governmental expenditure and inconvenience too many compared to the benefits it yields.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 35

Statement: Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged? Arguments: I. Yes. They will help in industrial development of the country. II. Yes. They will reduce the burden on employment market.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 36

Statement: Should we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation? Arguments: I. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date. II. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 37

Statement: Should income tax be abolished in India? Arguments: I. Yes. It is an unnecessary burden on the wage earners. II. No. It is a good source of revenue.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 38

Statement: Should foreign films be banned in India? Arguments: I. Yes. They depict an alien culture which adversely affects our values. II. No. Foreign films are of a high artistic standard.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 39

Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary. II. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 40

Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan? Arguments: I. No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India. II. Yes. This would help settle conflicts.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 41

Statement: Should government jobs in rural areas have more incentives? Arguments: I. Yes. Incentives are essential for attracting government servants there. II. No. Rural areas are already cheaper, healthier and less complex than big cities. So ? Why offer extra incentives!

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 42

Statement: Should there be students union in college/university? Arguments: I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus. II. Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 43

Statement: Is buying things on instalments profitable to the customer? Arguments: I. Yes. He has to pay less. II. No, paying instalments upsets the family budget.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 44

Statement: Should Doordarshan be given autonomous status? Arguments: I. Yes. It will help Doordarshan to have fair and impartial coverage of all important events. II. No. The coverage of events will be decided by a few who may not have healthy outlook.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 45

Statement: Should there be no place of interview in selection? Arguments: I. Yes, it is very subjective in assessment. II. No. It is the only instrument to judge candidates' motives and personality.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 46

Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published? Arguments: I. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply. II. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 47

Statement: Should family planning be made compulsory in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is no other go. II. No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning is against the tenets of some of the religions.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 48

Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India? Arguments: I. Yes. They must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all. II. No. We have enough talent; let them stay where they want.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 49

Statement: Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections? Arguments: I. Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power. II. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 50

Statement: Should India have no military force at all? Arguments: I. No. Other countries in the world do not believe in non-violence. II. Yes. Many Indians believe in non-violence.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 51

Statement: Should there be a ceiling on the salary of top executives of multinationals in our country? Arguments: I. Yes. Otherwise it would lead to unhealthy competition and our own industry would not be able to withstand that. II. No. With the accent on liberalization of economy, any such move would be counter-productive. Once the economy picks up, this disparity will be reduced.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 52

Statement: Should there be a maximum limit for the number of ministers in the Central Government? Arguments: I. No. The political party in power should have the freedom to decide the number of ministers to be appointed. II. Yes. The number of ministers should be restricted to a certain percentage of the total number of seats in the parliament to avoid unnecessary expenditure.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 53

Statement: Should import duty on all the electronic goods be dispensed with? Arguments: I. No. This will considerably reduce the income of the government and will adversely affect the developmental activities. II. No. The local manufacturers will not be able to compete with the foreign manufacturers who are technologically far superior.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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Question 54

Statement: Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfil its energy requirements? Arguments: I. Yes, Most of the energy sources used at present is exhaustible. II. No. Harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks in.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

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Question 55

Statement: Should India engage into a dialogue with neighbouring countries to stop cross border tension? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to reduce the cross border terrorism and stop loss of innocent lives. II. No. Neighbouring countries cannot be relied upon in such matters, they may still engage in subversive activities.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Both I and II are strong

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