# GMAT CR: Sanskrit Scholars are a minority in the Syllabus review committee

Sanskrit Scholars are a minority in the Syllabus review committee. Since the committee offers recommendations on syllabus changes, the below par representation of Sanskrit Scholars would lead to fewer years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools.

If the statements above are correct, they strongly support which of the following?

a) An increase in the number of years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools would lead to higher representation of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee.

b) An equal representation of scholars from all subjects would lead to better review of the syllabus.

c) An increased representation of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee would lead to increase in the number of years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools

d) An increase in budget for Sanskrit classes would increase the number of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee.

e) By increasing the number of members in the Syllabus review committee, the number of mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools will increase.

Solution

To answer this critical reasoning question, dividing statements, and finding a causal relationship is important.

Statement 1: Sanskrit Scholars are a minority in the Syllabus review committee.

Statement 2: Since the committee offers recommendations on syllabus changes, the below
par representation of Sanskrit Scholars would lead to fewer years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools.

Representation of Sanskrit Scholars -> Years of Mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools

Higher the representation of scholars more will be the number of years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools

Now let us look at each answer choices

a) An increase in the number of years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools would lead to higher representation of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee.

Years of Mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools -> Representation of Scholars

Here the cause and effect is reversed which is not correct. Eliminate this choice

b) An equal representation of scholars from all subjects would lead to better review of the syllabus.

This observation cannot be substantiated in the statements. Therefore, eliminate this answer choice.

c) An increased representation of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee would lead to increase in the number of years of mandatory Sanskrit classes in schools

This answer choice confirms the causal relationship between representation and increase in mandatory classes.

Representation of Sanskrit Scholars -> Years of Mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools

Keep this choice

d) An increase in budget for Sanskrit classes would increase the number of Sanskrit Scholars in the Syllabus review committee.

The statements do not mention relationship between budget and increase in scholars in syllabus review committee. Eliminate.

e) By increasing the number of members in the Syllabus review committee, the number of mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools will increase.

Increasing the total number of members does not increase the number of mandatory Sanskrit Classes in Schools.

Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning (2019 Edition)

Chapters

1) Introduction
2) 6 Step Strategy to solve GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions
3) How to overcome flawed thinking in GMAT Critical Reasoning?
4) 4 GMAT Critical Reasoning Fallacies
5) Generalization in GMAT Critical Reasoning
6) Inconsistencies in Arguments
7) Eliminate Out of Scope answer choices using Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
8) Ad Hominem in GMAT Critical Reasoning
9) Slippery Slope in GMAT Critical Reasoning
10) Affirming the Consequent – GMAT Critical Reasoning
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12) How to Answer Assumption Question Type
13) How to Answer Conclusion Question Type
14) How to Answer Inference Question Type
15) How to Answer Strengthen Question Type
16) How to Answer Weaken Question Type
17) How to Answer bold-faced and Summary Question Types
18) How to Answer Parallel Reasoning Questions
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