Direction (Q. 1-5): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. Statement: Every player must be committed to his game.
If he is not, he should be dismissed.
I. Players can be dismissed on certain grounds.
II. It is possible to find out whether a player is committed to his game or not.
Statement: A software company has decided to reduce its workforce by 25% so that its branches may work efficiently.
I. The company can perform all its activities after the reduction in workforce.
II. The surplus employees may be asked to adopt early retirement schemes before leaving the company.
Statement: Delhi Metro has decided to start new trains and increase frequency on several routes.
I. At present, Metro trains do not suffice for daily travellers.
II. The new and additional trains would have sufficient passengers so that they are economically viable.
Statement: Warning: "Do not spit at public places, as it is a cognisable offense in our country."
I. People often neglect such warnings.
II. People do not understand the implications of committing a cognisable offence.
Direction (Q. 6-10): In making decisions on important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' arguments insofar as they relate to the question. 'Strong' arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. 'Weak' arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Each question given below is followed by two arguments numbered I and H. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Statement: Should India become a permanent member of te United Nations' Security Council ?
I. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
II. No. First we should solve our problems like corruption, inflation, poverty and malnutrition.
Statement: Should there be a complete ban on the advertising of wine or other alcoholic products in all forms of media ?
I. No. This will adversely affect the sale of alcoholic products.
II. Yes. This is the only way to save people from diseases caused by alcoholic products.
Statements Should national highways in India be given to private companies for maintenance ?
I. Yes. They will maintain it better than the government agencies.
II. No. Because they are meant for public.
Both are not strong, because abundance of animals doesn't mean that we should kill them brutally.
II is weak because favouring non-violence does not mean that we should stop medical experiments to save several lives in future.