Decision making and problem solving (Test 2)

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Decision making and problem solving

Decision making and problem solving
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Q.1

A software company has decided to recruit engineers. The following criteria is to be applied. A candidate must
(i) be an engineering graduate with at least 60% marks in graduation and 80% marks in HSC.
(ii) have work experience of minimum 1 year.
(iii) be ready to sign a bond of three years.
(iv) not be more than 28 years and not less than 21 years as on 1.2.2017.
However, if the candidate fulfils all the above criteria except
(a) (i), but has obtained 50% in graduation and 70% in HSC and has at least three years, experience of working, the case may be referred to the Director.
(b) (iii), but is willing to pay an amount of ?1 lakh if he is required to leave, the case may be referred to the President.
(c) (ii), but is a computer engineer, the case is to be referred to the DGM.

In each question below are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following courses of action based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. The reference date is 1.2.2017. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question.

Ravina is a Computer Engineer and has obtained 61% and 83% marks in graduation and HSC respectively. She is 27 years old and can sign a bond.

A. if the candidate is to be selected.
B. if the case is to be referred to the President.
C. if the case is to be referred to the Director.
D. if the case is to be referred to the DGM.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option D
Explaination / Solution:
No Explaination.


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Q.2
Following are the conditions for selecting a Senior Manager in a bank.
The candidate must –
(i) have passed class 12th with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have work experience of at least 2 years in a bank.
(v) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-03-2016.
(vi) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vii) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP.
(b) at (vii) above, but has cleared written examination with at least 60% marks and personal interview with at least 35% marks, his case to be referred as President.

In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Karan has secured 65% in B.Com and 70% marks in M.Com Economics. He has been working in a bank as officer for the past 3 years after completing his post-graduation. He secured 55% marks in the written examination and 50% marks in the personal interview. He was born on July 8, 1988.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
B. if the case is to be referred to VP.
C. if the case is to be referred to President.
D. if the candidate is to be selected.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option A
Explaination / Solution:

His class 12 marks are not given, so data inadequate

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Q.3
Following are the conditions for selecting a Senior Manager in a bank.
The candidate must –
(i) have passed class 12th with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have work experience of at least 2 years in a bank.
(v) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-03-2016.
(vi) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vii) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP.
(b) at (vii) above, but has cleared written examination with at least 60% marks and personal interview with at least 35% marks, his case to be referred as President.

In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Ankita was born on June 2, 1986. She has been working as officer in a bank for the past 3 years after completing her post graduate degree in Statistics with 60% marks. She has secured 68% marks in class 12 and 58% marks in B.Sc. She has also secured 50% marks in both the written examination and personal interview.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
B. if the case is to be referred to VP.
C. if the case is to be referred to President.
D. if the candidate is to be selected.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option D
Explaination / Solution:
No Explaination.


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Q.4
Following are the conditions for selecting a Senior Manager in a bank.
The candidate must –
(i) have passed class 12th with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have work experience of at least 2 years in a bank.
(v) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-03-2016.
(vi) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vii) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP.
(b) at (vii) above, but has cleared written examination with at least 60% marks and personal interview with at least 35% marks, his case to be referred as President.

In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Keshav has been working in a bank as officer for the past 4 years after completing his post graduate diploma in management with 60% marks. He has secured 50% and 40% marks in the written examination and personal interview respectively. He also secured 70% marks in class 12. He was born on February 25, 1981.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
B. if the case is to be referred to VP.
C. if the case is to be referred to President.
D. if the candidate is to be selected.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option A
Explaination / Solution:

All conditions satisfy but graduation marks are not given

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Q.5
Following are the conditions for selecting a Senior Manager in a bank.
The candidate must –
(i) have passed class 12th with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have work experience of at least 2 years in a bank.
(v) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-03-2016.
(vi) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vii) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP.
(b) at (vii) above, but has cleared written examination with at least 60% marks and personal interview with at least 35% marks, his case to be referred as President.

In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Neha was born on November 8, 1984. She secured 65% marks in class 12 and 60% marks in graduation degree. She secured 58% marks in M.Com Statistics and 60% marks in CA. She has been working in a bank as officer for the past 2 years. She also secured 50% marks in the written examination and 45% marks in personal interview.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
B. if the case is to be referred to VP.
C. if the case is to be referred to President.
D. if the candidate is to be selected.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option B
Explaination / Solution:

For VP, instead of at least 60% marks in post-grad, if secures at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP. This case is satisfied here.

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Q.6
Following are the conditions for selecting a Senior Manager in a bank.
The candidate must –
(i) have passed class 12th with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics with at least 60% marks.
(iv) have work experience of at least 2 years in a bank.
(v) be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-03-2016.
(vi) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vii) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (iii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in CA, the case is to be referred as VP.
(b) at (vii) above, but has cleared written examination with at least 60% marks and personal interview with at least 35% marks, his case to be referred as President.

In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Yukta has been working in a bank as officer for the past 4 years after competing her post graduate degree in Economics with 60% marks. She also secured 60% marks both in graduation and class 12. She was born on August 24, 1985. She has secured 70% marks in the written examination and 38% marks in the personal interview.
A. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
B. if the case is to be referred to VP.
C. if the case is to be referred to President.
D. if the candidate is to be selected.
E. if the candidate is not to be selected.
Answer : Option C
Explaination / Solution:
No Explaination.


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Q.7
Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) has secured at least 60% marks in class 12.
(iii) be at least 22 years and not more than 29 years as on 1.1.2016
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in the selection examination
(v) have secured at least 50% marks in personal interview
(v) be ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (i) above, but is a qualified CA, the case is to be referred to ED.
(b) at (v) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in the selection examination, the case is to be referred to Chairman.
In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Yuvan has secured 62% marks in class 12 and 59% marks in BSc. He was born on July 15, 1990. He secured 50% marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. He is ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
A. if the candidate is to be selected
B. if the candidate is not to be selected
C. if the case is to be referred as ED.
D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.
E. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
Answer : Option A
Explaination / Solution:
No Explaination.


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Q.8
Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) has secured at least 60% marks in class 12.
(iii) be at least 22 years and not more than 29 years as on 1.1.2016
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in the selection examination
(v) have secured at least 50% marks in personal interview
(v) be ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (i) above, but is a qualified CA, the case is to be referred to ED.
(b) at (v) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in the selection examination, the case is to be referred to Chairman.
In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Archana was born on May 8, 1992. She has secured 60% marks in class 12 and BA. She is ready to sign a bond for 2 years. She has secured 50% marks in selection examination and 40% marks in personal interview.
A. if the candidate is to be selected
B. if the candidate is not to be selected
C. if the case is to be referred as ED.
D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.
E. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
Answer : Option B
Explaination / Solution:

Archana secured 40% marks in personal interview, while at least 50% is required.

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Q.9
Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) has secured at least 60% marks in class 12.
(iii) be at least 22 years and not more than 29 years as on 1.1.2016
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in the selection examination
(v) have secured at least 50% marks in personal interview
(v) be ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (i) above, but is a qualified CA, the case is to be referred to ED.
(b) at (v) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in the selection examination, the case is to be referred to Chairman.
In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Anuj was born on December 2, 1986. He has secured 56% marks in BTech and 63% marks in class 12. He has also secured 55% marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. He is ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
A. if the candidate is to be selected
B. if the candidate is not to be selected
C. if the case is to be referred as ED.
D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.
E. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
Answer : Option B
Explaination / Solution:

Anuj was born on December 2, 1986, so on 1.1.2016 she is greater than 29 years.

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Q.10
Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) has secured at least 60% marks in class 12.
(iii) be at least 22 years and not more than 29 years as on 1.1.2016
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in the selection examination
(v) have secured at least 50% marks in personal interview
(v) be ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (i) above, but is a qualified CA, the case is to be referred to ED.
(b) at (v) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in the selection examination, the case is to be referred to Chairman.
In each question below, details of a candidate are provided followed by a question and 5 courses of action. Select the course of action that applies to the person’s candidature.

Lata was born on March 14, 1991. She has secured 62% marks in class 12 and 65% marks in selection examination. She has also secured 58% marks in graduation and 48% marks in personal interview. She is ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
A. if the candidate is to be selected
B. if the case is to be referred as ED.
C. if the candidate is not to be selected
D. if the case is to be referred as Chairman.
E. if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
Answer : Option D
Explaination / Solution:

For Chairman, instead of at least 50% marks in personal interview, if secures at least 60% marks in selection exam, the case is to be referred as Chairman. This case is satisfied here.

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