Decision making and problem solving (Test 3)

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Decision making and problem solving

Decision making and problem solving
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Q.1
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.

Sunil was born on November 4, 1988. He has secured 67% marks in class 12 and 50% marks in graduation. He also has qualified CA exam. He has secured 50% marks in both the selection examination and personal interviewer. 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 C
Explaination / Solution:
No Explaination.


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Q.2

Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager in a company.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 4 years in finance department.
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01-12-2016.

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in graduation, his case to be referred as DGM.
(b) at (iii) above, but has work experience of at least 2 years as Assistant Finance Manager, his case to be referred as GM.

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 was born on 19th March 1986. He has been working in finance department of an organization for the past 5 years. He has secured 67% marks in B.Com and 75% marks in his post-graduation.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Karan applies? 

A. Karan will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. Karan will not be selected.
D. Karan will be offered as DGM post.
E. Karan will be offered as GM post.
Answer : Option B
Explaination / Solution:

All condition specify for Karan can be selected as manager. But it is not known that he has done his post-graduation in which stream. So data inadequate.

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Q.3

Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager in a company.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 4 years in finance department.
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01-12-2016.

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in graduation, his case to be referred as DGM.
(b) at (iii) above, but has work experience of at least 2 years as Assistant Finance Manager, his case to be referred as GM.

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.

Bhuvan was born on 7th November 1987. He has been working for the past four years as Assistant Finance Manager in an organization. He has secured 70% marks in B.Sc and 70% marks in his post-graduation in Management with specialization in Finance.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Bhuvan applies? 

A. He will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. He will not be selected.
D. He will be offered as DGM post.
E. He will be offered as GM post.
Answer : Option A
Explaination / Solution:

First we have to check all the 4 conditions, these all follow so he will be selected. He is working as Assistant Manager will be taken into case only if point (ii) does not get satify.

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Q.4

Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager in a company.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 4 years in finance department.
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01-12-2016.

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in graduation, his case to be referred as DGM.
(b) at (iii) above, but has work experience of at least 2 years as Assistant Finance Manager, his case to be referred as GM.

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.

Karuna has been working in the finance department of an organization for the past 7 years after completing her post-graduation with 68% marks. She secured 52% in her graduation and was born on 12th January 1988.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Karuna applies? 

A. She will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. She will not be selected.
D. She will be offered as DGM post.
E. She will be offered as GM post.
Answer : Option C
Explaination / Solution:

She secured 52% in her graduation, but 55% is required.

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Q.5

Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager in a company.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 4 years in finance department.
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01-12-2016.

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in graduation, his case to be referred as DGM.
(b) at (iii) above, but has work experience of at least 2 years as Assistant Finance Manager, his case to be referred as GM.

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.

Meeta was born on 26th July 1989. She has been working in the finance department of an organization. Which condition/s below will lead to her selecting as the DGM. 

(i) She secured 66% marks in post-graduation and 57% marks in graduation.
(ii) She worked in finance department for 5 years.
(iii) She secured 63% marks in post-graduation and 74% marks in graduation.

A. both (i) and (ii)
B. Only (iii)
C. Only (i)
D. Both (ii) and (iii)
E. None of these
Answer : Option D
Explaination / Solution:

Meeta was born on 26th July 1989- Satisfies (iv) point She worked in finance department for 5 years- Satisfies (iii) point She secured 63% marks in post-graduation and 74% marks in graduation. – Satisfies DGM point.

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Q.6

Following are the conditions for selecting a Manager in a company.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be a post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance with at least 65% marks.
(iii) have work experience of at least 4 years in finance department.
(iv) be at least 26 years and not more than 36 years as on 01-12-2016.

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 60% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance and at least 70% marks in graduation, his case to be referred as DGM.
(b) at (iii) above, but has work experience of at least 2 years as Assistant Finance Manager, his case to be referred as GM.

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.

Medha has been working as Assistant Finance Manager in an organization for the past 3 years. Which condition/s below will lead to her selecting as the GM. 
(i) She was born on 5th April 1992
(ii) She was born on 4th November 1990
(iii) She secured 69% marks in post-graduation and 74% marks in graduation.

A. Either (i) or (ii) and (iii)
B. Only (iii)
C. Both (ii) and (iii)
D. Both (i) and (iii)
E. None of these
Answer : Option C
Explaination / Solution:

She was born on 5th April 1992 – makes her 24 in age

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Q.7

Following are the conditions for selecting an IT officer in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a BE/BTech in IT or Computer Science with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be at least 20 years and not more than 26 years as on 01-11-2016.
(iii) have secured at least 60% marks in written test
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in interview

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (ii) above, but is a post graduate, his case to be referred as GM.
(b) at (iv) above, but has secured at least 35% marks in interview and at least 70% marks in written test, his case to be referred as VP.

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 was born on 19th March 1995. He has secured 65% marks in BE-IT. He has secured 62% marks in both written test and interview.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Karan applies?

A. Karan will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. Karan will not be selected.
D. Karan will be offered as GM post.
E. Karan will be offered as VP post.
Answer : Option A
Explaination / Solution:

All 4 conditions are met.

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Q.8

Following are the conditions for selecting an IT officer in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a BE/BTech in IT or Computer Science with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be at least 20 years and not more than 26 years as on 01-11-2016.
(iii) have secured at least 60% marks in written test
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in interview

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (ii) above, but is a post graduate, his case to be referred as GM.
(b) at (iv) above, but has secured at least 35% marks in interview and at least 70% marks in written test, his case to be referred as VP.

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.

Bhuvan was born on 7th November 1989. He has secured 70% marks in B.Tech and 70% marks in his M.Tech. He has secured 65% marks in both written test and interview.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Bhuvan applies? 

A. He will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. He will not be selected.
D. He will be offered as GM post.
E. He will be offered as VP post.
Answer : Option B
Explaination / Solution:

It is not given that he has done BTech and MTech in IT or Computers or any other other stream.

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Q.9

Following are the conditions for selecting an IT officer in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a BE/BTech in IT or Computer Science with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be at least 20 years and not more than 26 years as on 01-11-2016.
(iii) have secured at least 60% marks in written test
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in interview

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (ii) above, but is a post graduate, his case to be referred as GM.
(b) at (iv) above, but has secured at least 35% marks in interview and at least 70% marks in written test, his case to be referred as VP.

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.

Karuna has secured 78% marks in written test and 38% marked in interview. She secured 62% in B.tech-IT and was born on 12th January 1991.
Which of the following will be a course of action if Karuna applies? 

A. She will be selected.
B. Data provided are inadequate to take the decision.
C. She will not be selected.
D. She will be offered as GM post.
E. She will be offered as VP post.
Answer : Option E
Explaination / Solution:

She has secured 38% in interview which is leas then required 40%, but is greater than 35% and in written test, she secured greater than 70%, so VP

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Q.10

Following are the conditions for selecting an IT officer in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a BE/BTech in IT or Computer Science with at least 60% marks.
(ii) be at least 20 years and not more than 26 years as on 01-11-2016.
(iii) have secured at least 60% marks in written test
(iv) have secured at least 40% marks in interview

In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) At (ii) above, but is a post graduate, his case to be referred as GM.
(b) at (iv) above, but has secured at least 35% marks in interview and at least 70% marks in written test, his case to be referred as VP.

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.

Meeta was born on 26th July 1991. She did her graduation and post-graduation in Computer department. Which condition/s below will lead to her selecting as the GM. 
(i) She secured 68% in graduation and 65% both in written test and interview.
(ii) She secured 65% in BE.
(iii) She secured 63% marks in written test and 74% marks in interview.

A. Both (i) and (ii)
B. Only (iii)
C. Only (i)
D. Both (ii) and (iii)
E. None of these
Answer : Option D
Explaination / Solution:

In question it is not given that she did her graduation in which field. So (ii) is important and then (iii) In (i), it is not given then she did graduation in BE/Btech.

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