CLAT 2012 Solved Paper (Part 12 of 27)

Instructions: Given below are some statements followed by two arguments. Read carefully and decide which of the arguments strongly support the statement.

  1. Statement: Should the pay scale and conditions of service of government employees be made applicable to private sector employees? Argument I: No, this will develop inertia, inefficiency and would adversely affect spirit of competition. Argument II: Yes, this will enhance dedication to work and institutional loyalty

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: a

  2. Statement: Should a strong institution of ombudsman be created in India? Argument I: Yes, this will bring transparency and accountability in the administration Argument II: No, this will develop lack of initiative and flexibility in the administration.

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: a

  3. Statement: Should internal assessment in colleges and universities be abolished? Argument I: Yes, this will eliminate the possibility of favoritism. Argument II: No, teaching faculty will lose control over the students and this would adversely affect their academic growth.

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: c

  4. Statement: Should military training be made compulsory for all college and university students? Argument I: Yes, this will develop in them a sense of punctuality and discipline Argument II: No, military training should be given only to those students who are physically fit.

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: b

  5. Statement: Should students ‘union in colleges and universities be abolished? Argument I: Yes, it detracts students from academic and career development. Argument II: No, all great leaders have been students’ union leaders.

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: a

  6. Statement: Should the age of marriage be raised to 25 years for boys and 21 for girls? Argument I: No, it is difficult to change a social practice in Indian conditions. Argument II: Yes, by that age people develop a sense of responsibility and also complete their education.

    1. Argument I is strong.

    2. Argument II is strong.

    3. Both I and II are strong.

    4. Neither I nor II is strong.

    Answer: b