# 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.