Reasoning: Decision Making Set 3 (New Pattern)

Directions (1-2): For final selection, anyone can be selected only after fulfilling all of the following criteria.
The person should be in the age range 22 to 28 years as on 01.02.2017. The person should have obtained at least 60% marks in class 12 and graduation degree both. The person should have a work experience of at least 1 year. The person should have a certification in ABC course. The person should have cleared at least 3 rounds of interview.

  1. Bhuvan fulfills all the following criteria, then which of the following criterion/criteria will not lead to his final selection?
    (i) He was born on 12.10.1989.
    (ii) He completed his graduation in 2016 with 62% marks and 67% marks in class 12.
    (iii) After completing his graduation, he started job and left on 30.11.2016 to complete certification in ABC course.
    (iv) He cleared 4 rounds of interview.
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii) and (iii)
    C) Only (ii) and (iv)
    D) Only (iii)
    E) Only (ii), (iii) and (iv)
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    Option D

    He completed graduation in 2016 and left on 30.11.2016. This means he has worked for less than a year. So (iii) condition will not lead to his selection
  2. Bhavika fulfills all the following criteria, then which of the following criterion/criteria will not lead to his final selection?
    (i) She was born on 22.12.1990.
    (ii) She completed her graduation with 69% marks and 82% marks in class 12.
    (iii) She has worked for 15 months, where she got certification in ABC course.
    (iv) She cleared 3 rounds of interview.
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (i) and (iii)
    C) Only (ii) and (iv)
    D) Only (iii)
    E) None of these
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    Option E

    The criteria in all 4 points fulfills the condition for her selection.

Directions (3-4): For a job in a company following conditions need to be fulfilled.
The candidate’s age must be in between 22 and 28 years as on 01.02.2017. The candidate should have got at least 70% marks in written examination and 40% marks in interview. The candidate must be a graduate and have a work experience of at least a year. If the candidate is a female, then age relaxation of 2 years will be given.

  1. A candidate has applied for the job and satisfies the following conditions. Give the correct sequence in which it can be found that the candidate gets the job in minimum number of conditions.
    (i) Got 50% marks in interview.
    (ii) Got 60% marks in his graduation.
    (iii) Was born on 07.08.1990.
    (iv) After graduation, worked for 13 months in ABC company.
    (v) Got 78% marks in written test.
    A) (iv), (i), (ii), (iii), (v)
    B) (v), (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
    C) (iv), (v), (iii), (i), (ii)
    D) (i), (v), (iv), (ii), (iii)
    E) None of these
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    Option C
    (ii) point is extra as marks of graduation are not required to fulfill the criteria for selection. Only graduation is required, which is given in point (iv). So the option in which (ii) is at last is the answer.
  2. A candidate who has applied for job satisfies the following conditions:
    (i) The candidate got 52% marks in interview.
    (ii) The candidate has work experience of 15 months.
    (iii) The candidate was born on 22.12.1990.
    (iv) The candidate is a female.
    (v) The candidate got 72% marks in written test and 50% in graduation. Give the correct sequence in which it can be found that the candidate gets the job in minimum number of conditions.
    A) (iv), (i), (ii), (iii), (v)
    B) (v), (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
    C) (iv), (v), (iii), (i), (ii)
    D) (i), (v), (iv), (ii), (iii)
    E) None of these
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    Option B
    From (iii), the candidate whether female or male will definitely get job with other conditions satisfying. So there is no need to go to condition (iv) to know whether the candidate is male or female. So sequence having (iv) at last will the correct sequence.
  3. For a job in a bank as manager following conditions need to be fulfilled.
    Work experience of at least 3 years in a bank. At least 55% marks in post-graduation in Economics. At least 60% marks in graduation. Must be 23 – 27 years as on 01.02.2017. Must secure at least 70% marks in the written examination and at least 35% marks in the personal interview. Must have qualified at least one promotional exam in the bank. If there is a certification in ABC course, then that will be a plus point for the candidate.
    Suhani who has applied for the manager post in the bank has previously worked in a bank as officer for 4 years. In the 4 years of service, she gave 3 promotional exams and qualified them. She qualified the written examination with 80% marks and interview with 55%. Which of the following condition/s she must fulfill to get the job?
    (i) She did ABC course last year.
    (ii) She secured 60% in M.Sc with Economics as her subject.
    (iii) She did her graduation in economics stream with 62% marks
    (iv) She got 62% in B.Sc and 60% in M.Sc with economics.
    (v) As per her resume, her date of birth is 17.02.1993.
    A) Only (i) and (iv)
    B) Only (ii), (iii), and (v)
    C) Only (ii), (iv) and (v)
    D) Only (i), (iv) and (v)
    E) Only (iv) and (v)
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    Option E
    (i) is not mandatory, that is just an extra thing to be satisfied.
    From (v) we know her age. and from (iv) her grad and post grad marks.
    So these two conditions are sufficient to get her a selection.
  4. Following are the conditions for selecting Trainee Officers in an organization. The candidate must –
    Be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks. Has secured at least 60% marks in class 12. Be at least 22 years and not more than 29 years as on 1.1.2017. Have secured at least 40% marks in the selection examination. Have secured at least 50% marks in personal interview. Be ready to sign a bond for 2 years.
    Kavya who has applied for the Trainee Officer did B.Com with 65% marks. She was born on 06.05.1985. She is ready to sign a bond of 2 years. Which of the following condition/s she must fulfill to get the job?
    (i) She secured 82% marks in class 12.
    (ii) She secured 56% marks in M.Com
    (iii) She got 55% marks in interview and 45% in selection examination.
    (iv) She got 65% in B.Com and 56% in M.Com
    A) Only (i) and (iii)
    B) Only (ii) and (iv)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Only (i), (ii) and (iii)
    E) She will not be selected
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    Option E
    She does not satisfy the age criteria, so she will not be selected.

Directions (7 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Following are the conditions for selecting a Deputy personnel Manager in an organization.
The candidate must –
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(ii) be at least 30 years and not more than 35 years as on 01-02-2017.
(iii) be ready to pay Rs 40,000 as security deposit.
(iv) have work experience of at least 3 years.
(v) cleared written examination with at least 50% marks
(vi) cleared personal interview with at least 40% marks
In the case of candidate who fulfills all conditions except –
(a) at (i) above, but has secured at least 55% marks in post graduate in Management with specialization in Economic/Statistics, the case is to be referred as GM-Personnel.
(b) at (iii) above, but is ready to sign a bond of 1 year, the case is to be referred as SVP-Personnel.

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.

  1. Roopa was born on 17.07.1985. She has secured 64% marks in BA and 54% marks in personal interview. She is ready to pay a security deposit of Rs 40,000. She has secured 57% marks in written examination. She has work experience of 4 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 GM-Personnel.
    D) if the case is to be referred as SVP-Personnel.
    E) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
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    Option A
    Roopa will be selected as she fulfills all the criteria,
  2. Kashish was born on 12.12.1986. She has secured 56% marks in graduation. She has also secured 55% marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. She is ready to sign a bond for 1 year.
    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 GM-Personnel.
    D) if the case is to be referred as SVP-Personnel.
    E) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
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    Option E
    Nothing is given about the work experience, so data is inadequate to tell anything about her candidature.
    Answer would be option B only if some information about her work experience was given that she has work experience of less than 3 years.
    But since the full information is not given so Data is inadequate to take the decision.
  3. Kavita was born on 14.03.1983. She has secured 65% marks in selection examination. She has also secured 60% marks in graduation and 48% marks in personal interview. She has a work experience of 3 years. She did her post-graduation in Management with specialization in Economics with 65% marks.
    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 GM-Personnel.
    D) if the case is to be referred as SVP-Personnel.
    E) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
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    Option A
    Kavita fulfills all the required criteria, so there is no need to check that whether she has done post-graduation or not. (She secured 60% marks in graduation, which was the requirement)
  4. Isha was born on 04.11.1986. She has secured 70% marks in graduation. She has secured 50% marks in both the selection examination and personal interview. She has a work experience of 5 years. She can pay a maximum of Rs 30,000 as a security deposit. Additionally, she is ready to sign a bond of 1 year.
    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 GM-Personnel.
    D) if the case is to be referred as SVP-Personnel.
    E) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.
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    Option D
    She fulfills all criteria, except that she can pay only 30,000, so this leads – not to her selection. But since she can sign a bond of 1 year, so her case will be referred to as SVP-Personnel.

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